What’s Right With Schools?

We all talk about what is wrong with the public schools but who has time for that?    In reality, it would be a very short discussion if we were to talk about,  “What is right with the public school system?”

Just  today  California Governor  Brown signed SB 48 into law, just one more step into true socialization. Our core values as a nation are under siege and losing ground fast.

Breaking News: Governor Brown Signs SB 48

Moments ago, Brown signed SB 48 and said, “History should be honest,” the Democratic governor said in a written statement. “This bill revises existing laws that prohibit discrimination in education and ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are included in our history books. It represents an important step forward for our state, and I thank Senator Leno for his hard work on this historic legislation.”

SB 48 is an attempt to indoctrinate children as young as five to not only accept but also endorse homosexuality through our social sciences curriculum specially history, history books and instructional materials.  [Read more…]

As if  California has money to blow! We are in debt up to  our eyebrows and then some, and our California state legislators want to rewrite our textbooks with more inappropriate material — instructional materials that amount to little more than verbal assault.

When Michigan began mandatory sex education classes for 7th and 8th graders back in the 60’s, the classes were taught co-ed with an even mix of girls and boys. The teacher was a young man, who thought he was God’s gift — he was having a long-term affair with one 15 year-old student and was habitually vulgar  in the classroom. The teacher should have been prosecuted for his lurid behavior – not to mention the bad jokes.

These classes aren’t intended to teach the students any valuable information, though they do manage to pass along a few facts along the way. The real goal of these type of classes are to embarrass students, apply peer pressure and lower the child’s inhibitions.

July 12, 2011, Penny Starr wrote an article, “Time to Stop Talking About the Importance of Teacher Quality,’ Union Chief Says.”

“It’s time to stop talking about the importance of teacher quality. It’s time to start building a high-quality education system by cultivating high-quality educators-from excellent teacher colleges, with ample clinical experience, focused induction, and ongoing professional support throughout a teacher’s career, in an environment that fosters respect.”

The state is continually revising  school textbooks, spending money needlessly, and then have the nerve to cry poverty and come begging the taxpayers for a funding increase.

Our schools should be a reflection of the communities values, not dictated by the state from on high. If those who live in San Francisco or Hollywood want to teach this garbage to their children, they have every right to. The problem is that most of the rest of the state values our children’s innocence. We believe in teaching our children about intimacy, sex and love, when they are mature enough. Introducing this stuff too early isn’t  far from sexually molesting them.

I’m really having a tough time believing that any parent would allow this to happen.

Our governor needs to govern wisely and during a time of economic upheaval is not the time to sign legislation that will force the state to purchase new textbooks. Seriously, you folks in Sacramento need to tighten your belt, just like the families in California are doing right now. The money tree has dried up. Stop the spending and leave something for our children.

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Hard Times Coming

Do you ever get so frustrated you could just scream? I do frequently, but the screaming doesn’t seem to help, neither does talking, yelling or foot stomping.

By now you are probably wondering what in the heck my problem is. I’ve put off writing this post for so long because I don’t know where to begin. I see a terrible pattern in young people, in general, that I really find disturbing.

I’ll give you a couple of for instances…

One young couple I know (in their early 30’s) is living in a rental house with no gas or electric. Well, they have an extension cord running from the neighbors house, for essentials like the fridge and their computers. They complain about being behind in all their bills, yet — get this — they are looking to buy vacation property.

The young man in question didn’t miss out on his annual weekend hunting trip. They buy school pictures (at inflated prices), participate in school fundraisers, have all the latest gaming equipment and computers, yet can’t pay their bills.

I know half a dozen young families who have the same mentality and it drives me crazy. They complain they don’t have any money, yet they are big on birthday parties for the kids, with all the trimmings.

It may be old school but I was always taught to pay my bills first. I may not have a huge bank account and we choose to use our money to help others in need but this borders on criminal.

Another young couple I know has borrowed money from everyone they know and conveniently “forget” to pay it back. This couple has four children, they live in a two-bedroom apartment. They don’t own a vehicle, which is necessary to get to the grocery store, yet they are spending $300 a month for braces. Just a couple of weeks ago, they went out and bought an expensive necklace.

It’s no wonder our country is in the shape it’s in. Young people need to learn the difference between wants and needs. If the economy gets much worse, they will certainly find out what it’s like to live with less, a lot less.

Writing this post certain didn’t solve anything but I feel a little better. Do you know anyone like this?

Stocking Up on Food

Stocking Up on Food Staples: Investors turn Attention to Farmland, Equipment, and Supplies

Oil isn’t the only major commodity to experience rising prices and soaring global demand. Farmers are finding that their food supplies are in high demand as well.

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Investors are responding accordingly and a new futures market is taking root. In anticipation that the costs of farming will continue to rise much the same way oil has, investors have begun buying up farmland, farm equipment, and farm supplies.

Steve Shenk, director of eFoods Direct believes the cost of food is going to continue to climb and that consumers can protect themselves. Part of the problem is that the "food shortage price bubble" will be inflated by investors manipulating food supplies in order to reap huge speculative profits.

Shenk provides a perspective that every American is going to want to hear. Futures markets are speculative but the fact remains that thousands of tons of American food are being sold to other countries or stored for future profits while Americans experience rationing and possible bread lines.

About Steve Shenk and eFoods Direct

For the last 27 years, Steve Shenk has been the director of the J. Michael Stevens Group, the premier nationwide supplier of bulk, high nutrition, low moisture foods, directly to the consumer. He is the foremost authority on agricultural projections, trends and conditions as they relate to food on the family dinner table.

Steve is an unbridled optimist on a mission to help people rediscover the spirit of rugged, self-reliance that made America strong. With his quick wit and charming, Minnesota, country-boy attitude, Steve will leave you and your listeners believing that there’s real hope for the future. The sons and daughters of the pioneers still have what it takes to make America "The land of the free and the home of the brave".

The first step in becoming fearless of the worldwide famine is to have your own food. By getting a supply of bulk food and learning to use it a family can feed themselves tomorrow at today’s prices.

Summary Points

  • What families need to do is the same thing that speculators and commodity investors are doing and that is to buy tomorrow’s, next month’s and maybe even next year’s food at today’s prices.
  • The families who are already in trouble with food costs need to buy a good quantity of bulk, low moisture food (which will cost less than half grocery store prices) and then learn to cook. Buying "cheap" and learning "fast and easy" "real home cooking" methods will save them 75% of their present grocery cost.
  • To find top-quality, nutritionally well balanced and organized bulk food supplies contact eFoods Direct or (800) 409-5633.

Questions we should be asking!

  1. Homeland Security recommends that Americans store two weeks worth of food, water and other emergency supplies. Do you agree with them?
  2. What are some of the reasons that food costs are increasing world wide?
  3. How will the world wide food shortages affect Americans?
  4. What are the benefits of buying and using bulk food?
  5. With both parents working, is it realistic to think people can go back to home cooking?
  6. Are American farmers preparing to increase output?
  7. What is the government’s role in determining farm output?
  8. What percentage of American food is imported?
  9. What would be an early indication that the famine will affect Americans?
  10. Do we have food reserves in America and if so, how much?
  11. How fast will prices increase?
  12. What do you mean by "Food Price Bubble"?
  13. Does bulk, low moisture food taste good?
  14. Can one find recipes for bulk food in regular cook books?
  15. Why should people buy dehydrated rather than cans, or military MRE’s?
  16. How much can be saved by cooking with bulk food as opposed to processed food from the grocery store?
  17. Is food becoming an investment grade commodity like gold and silver?

To schedule an interview with Steve Shenk, call: (630) 848-0750.

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