NJ: Passaic substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting student as others watched |WPIX

… Pedro Rodriguez, 58, was working at School Number 11 in Passaic when he allegedly abused a 10-year-old female student, according Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes. Rodriguez is accused of fondling the girl while two of her classmates watched.  … Rodriguez was charged with second degree sexual assault and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  His bail was set at $100,000.   Source: WPIX-TV

The Populist Uprising Against Common Core Is Libertarian and It’s Winning | Reason

…. The populist uprising against the national education standards is a dramatic and recent phenomenon, given that almost no one had even heard of Common Core until just two years ago. The standards were developed in 2009 by education policy bureaucrats at the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. President Obama’s Department of Education took an immediate interest, and the federal government encouraged state governors and legislatures to sign on to the standards by bribing them with Race to the Top grant money. This led 45 state governments to commit to Common Core implementation, even though hardly anyone knew what that would cost (lots of money) or require (retraining teachers, purchasing new technology).

Since then, the American people have had ample time to learn about Common Core—and the more they hear, the less they like it.

Fierce opposition to the standards is remarkably nonpartisan. Both conservative grassroots organizations and teachers unions are urging state legislatures to resist Core implementation. Thousands of parents and teachers have shown up to town hall meetings to demand that their school boards don’t hand over curriculum sovereignty to regional or federal education authorities…

go here -> Common Core / Libertarian and It’s Winning – Reason.com.

What You Reveal With The Stickers On Your Car Can Endanger Your Family

I love reading folks resumes on the backs of their cars. Was never able to figure why people do that.

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Your Stick Figure Family May Be Putting Your Family In Danger

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” We’ve all seen the stick figure family stickers on car windows that usually show dad, mom, at least one child, and maybe even a pet.

  But one group says those stickers could be dangerous to your family.

  R.A.C.E. Search and Rescue of Ohio posted the image to the left on their Facebook page detailing how the stickers may be giving away more info about your family than you thought. “

    Read the article here and be sure to check out the R.A.C.E. S&R page on Facebook as it has loads of information on keeping your family safe , constantly updated missing persons posts and much more in the way of safety oriented tips and instruction .

   Check them out and give them a like . They are an all volunteer organization and are always…

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New York Student Suspended For Wearing NRA Tee Shirt To School

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images We previously discussed the free speech implications of the arrest of a student for wearing a NRA tee shirt to school. Now we have another case of a student, Shane Kinney, 16, who has been disciplined for wearing his NRA tee-shirt to the Grand Island High School. Once again, it is not clear why this tee shirt falls under the school’s written prohibition and appears to be content-based censorship by the school.

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Report: Newtown Shooter Researched Several Mass Murderers | Frontline

Before Adam Lanza carried out the mass shooting at Newtown Elementary School three months ago, he had conducted research on several mass murderers, The Hartford Courant reports today.

Citing sources close to the investigation, the newspapaper reports that articles and documents related to other mass murders were found in one of two bedrooms Lanza used in the house he shared with his mother, Nancy.

Last month, the Courant reported that police investigators found several articles about Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man convicted of the July 2011 shooting and bombing attack in Norway that killed 77 people, in Lanza’s bedroom.

State police have periodically been providing updates to victims’ families, Sandy Hook teachers and first responders. Last week, they shared the theory that Lanza was trying to outdo other killers, according the Courant sources.

Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky said he hopes the final report on the massacre will be completed by the end of June.

Update 3:00 pm: A source told the Stamford Advocate that state police discovered that Lanza had collected information on ”virtually every mass murder” in the U.S. and abroad, and had exhibited a particular interest in an October 2006 shooting at an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County, Penn. that killed five school girls and the gunman. “There was a lot of material on the Amish case,” the source told the paper. The source also said investigators were able to track some of Lanza’s movements prior to the shooting through cell phone technology, noting that he made a number of trips to the Danbury Fair mall in April and May. ”For someone who almost never left his house, it was really out of character,” the source said.

via Report: Newtown Shooter Researched Several Mass Murderers | Raising Adam Lanza | FRONTLINE | PBS.

Because We Sleep | John Galt @ Shenandoah Blog

…Meanwhile, in a suburb of Seattle, WA, a 15 year old teenager was shot by a “contractor” working for the FDA. How was this allowed to occur? Why would a mercenary for our government shoot and wound a child? And since when did the U.S. Government not have the capacity to protect facilities without local law enforcement assistance and require the massive hiring of Blackwater type mercenary armies to engage in unconstitutional activities? That’s an easy question to answer as it is quite simple:

Because we sleep …. go here –.> Shenandoah

And see here as well:

A 15-year-old boy is being questioned by police after he was shot in the foot after driving his car into a security guard at a Food and Drug Administration lab in Bothell Friday morning. Continue reading

Purchased opinion alert: “Restricting High-Risk Individuals From Owning Guns Saves Lives” | Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy

This report was released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, more specifically from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg funded to the tune of $107,000,000 around 2001 (see here and here).  The article explains a study (that I have not yet read in the original form) that codifies gun restrictions as responsive to a public health threat.  The embedded assumptions and unchallenged premises are obvious and many.  Just goes to show that it takes real money to buy the best-branded and biggest-named dispassionate, unbiased acdemic opinions.

Beyond the “public health” meme, you will recall that this year was allso the one in which the false hazard of bullet lead as an environmental plague was struck down.  I also recall that bullets were blamed for the Utah wildfires this summer.  Make no mistake about it, these lily livered anti-gun trolls will try every door and window in thier quest to invade the house of your autonomy, empowerment and 2nd amendment rights.

Grab a barf bag.  GE.

On July 20, a gunman in Aurora, Colorado, used an assault rifle to murder 12 people and wound 58 others. Although this was one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, all mass shootings account for a small percentage of gun violence that occurs in the U.S. every day. In the past 100 days since the Aurora shooting, an estimated 3,035 Americans have died as a result of gun violence.

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U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course | Public Intelligence

Well, this is frightening in all of its sterile and thoroughly restrained legal-ese. Posse comitatus anyone?  Actually, as long as there is an Executive Order, the Constitution, judiciary, legislature and case law all no longer apply if I recall correctly. I.e.:

The following self-learning course from the U.S. Army Military Police School, which was formerly located at Fort McClellan, describes procedures for military police involvement in civil disturbance operations.  The course makes it clear that temporary detention facilities in the event of a civil disturbance overloading local resources would be operated under existing military doctrine for internment facilities.  The course cites U.S. Army FM 3-19.40 Internment/Resettlement Operations, which is now numbered FM 3-39.40 since its most recent revision in 2010, as the primary reference for the operation of these facilities…

2. Application of Force.

a. General.

(1) Civil disturbance operations by federal forces will not be authorized until the President is advised by the highest officials of the state that the situation cannot be controlled with nonfederal resources available. The mission of the control force is to help restore law and order and to help maintain it until such time as state and local forces can control the situation without federal help. In performing this mission, the control force may have to actively participate, not only in subduing the disturbance, but also in helping to detain those responsible for it. Control force commanders are authorized and directed to provide such active participation, subject to restraints on the use of force...”

via U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course | Public Intelligence.