Convicted Teachers Receiving Millions In Pensions

Posted by Michael Strickland on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 8:57 am

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 2.46.15 AMA new study from the Freedom Foundation in Washington state has uncovered several former teachers who have had their teaching licenses revoked due to things such as child molestation and other sexual abuses are still receiving their pensions.

A total of 22 teachers have hauled in over $5.1 Million in “retirement” during and after their time behind bars.

Republican state Senator Barbara Bailey wants to change that, but Washington Teachers Association representative Kit Raney says she “Would fight it.”

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Kit Raney, defending sexual predators

Full story at King 5.

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Meet Bloomberg’s Out-Of-State Operatives In Washington

Posted by Michael Strickland on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 8:57 am

Clockwise from upper right: Meera Bhardwaj, Geoff Potter, Lisa Nikodem, and Emily Parzybok

Clockwise from upper left: Meera Bhardwaj, Geoff Potter, Lisa Nikodem, and Emily Parzybok

Washington has been one of the target states for Bloomberg and his gun control efforts. Using strategies similar to Obama’s Organizing For America, combined with a multi million dollar public relations push, they were able to successfully pass a ballot initiative that would mandate background checks for private firearm transactions (though, by a considerably smaller margin than their initial polling).

So who are the folks working behind the scenes to make this happen? You probably won’t be surprised that many of them are from out of state, shipped in to “organize”.

Meera Bhardwaj, 2012, working on the Obama campaign in North Carolina

Meera Bhardwaj, 2012, working on the Obama campaign in North Carolina

Let’s start off with Meera Bhardwaj. She has been the lead organizer for Everytown/Moms Demand Action in Washington for about a year and a half. She still uses her 402 area code phone number, which is a Nebraska number, which is where she went to college from 2007 to 2010.

From Nebraska, she was dispatched to North Carolina in 2012 to work as a field organizer on the Obama campaign, which she quickly parlayed into a gig with Moms Demand Action shortly after the organization was formed.

Meera Bhardwaj, snapping pictures at a Moms Demand Action event in North Carolina, circa early 2013

Meera Bhardwaj, snapping pictures at a Moms Demand Action event in North Carolina, summer of 2013

At some point in the summer of 2013, as I 594 was launching into full signature gathering mode, Bhardwaj was called up from North Carolina and dispatched to Washington, and promoted to statewide organizer.

At some point between late June and early August, Meera Bhardwaj was dispatched to Washington.

At some point between late June and early August, Meera Bhardwaj was dispatched to Washington.

Meera Bhardwaj blames shootings "weak gun laws" instead of criminals

Meera Bhardwaj blames shootings on “weak gun laws” instead of criminals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She was very active organizing throughout 2014, helping to pass I 594.

As of February 10th, she is still the statewide organizer for Bloomberg.

7Co0pXQI_400x400Geoff Potter is the “Communications Director” for Washington Alliance For Gun Responsibility, which received $2,625,000 from Everytown, MAIG, and a direct contribution from Bloomberg himself in 2014.

Mr. Potter has a history that put him at Syracuse University and Iona College in New York, as well as working for Hillary Clinton’s staff in D.C. when she was a Senator. He operated in Minnesota in 2008, before landing in Seattle, where he bounced around between a few short term gigs and eventually ended up with WAGR.

 

 

Lisa HeadshotLisa Nikodem is an “Organizing Manager” for Moms Demand Action in Washington. She has spent time working for PIRG in Eugene, Oregon and Chicago as an organizer and canvass director. While in the windy city, she was a Campaign Director for a group called Environment Illinois. She’s relatively new to Moms Demand Action, as she’s only been working for them in Washington since January. Ironic that someone from the murder capitol of the U.S. comes into another state to lecture them about gun laws.

 

 

207003_1642677518575_1585950031_31289095_3539427_nEmily Parzybok is a “Community Relations Manager” for Center For Gun Responsibility, after previously running the Get-Out-The-Vote operation for WAGR in the 2014 election. It looks like she was originally from Washington, but moved to Boston at one point and largely stated out of politics until 2014. After stints in Nambia and Boulder, CO, she ended up back in Washington and went to work for the Bloomberg shill organizations.

 

 

 

 

At least Cheryl Stumbo, chief petitioner of I 594, is actually from Washington and has lived there for some time. Though. Ms. Stumbo is a marketing expert, like Shannon Watts and Jenn Lynch, so of course she knows how to package up the message and sell it to the masses.

To summarize, regardless of the state you’re in, when you see the MDA/Everytown people in the media and at events, it is highly likely that they are only in your state temporarily, to impose the wishes of their billionaire master, and they will soon be moving on to a different state after their damage is done.

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Is Oregon’s Ex Guv Dumping Evidence?

Posted by Michael Strickland on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 10:18 am

02292012landfill264_t670The saga of John Kitzhaber takes another strange twist. With the IRS now joining the FBI in the investigation into the corruption of Oregon’s ex governor, Kitzhaber was seen dumping documents. Literally. At a dump, FOUR HOURS away from where he lives.

The Oregonian reports:

“The former governor and Hayes showed up at the Knott Landfill southeast of Bend in a pickup and an SUV about 2 p.m. last Friday and spent a few minutes dumping trash, according to Timm Schimke, the director of the Deschutes County Solid Waste Department.

As it happened, there was a glitch processing the credit card that the former first couple offered for payment — one that locked up the entire system and required a supervisor to reset.

At that point, workers recognized who they were dealing with and apparently decided the dumping might be of interest to law enforcement. Kitzhaber and Hayes are targets of a federal investigation.”

Deschutes County Sheriff deputies arrived on scene and began sifting through and collecting what had been dumped. Too bad it was after Kitzhaber and his shack up honey, Cylvia Hayes, had left the scene.

Bend, OR is 180 miles away from where Kitzhaber lives, which is Beaverton, OR, a suburb of Portland. It is a 4 hour drive over several mountain passes.

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PT EXCLUSIVE: Connecticut High School Promotes Communist Party Sponsored Contest

Posted by P.W. Adams on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 1:00 am

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Wilber Cross High School (Above) (Altered Image schools.nhps.net/wcross/index.html)

Wilber Cross public high school in New Haven, Connecticut is home of the Wilber Cross Governors whose team colors are red and black.

Ironically, the Communist Party USA’s (CPUSA) “team” colors are also red.

But which part of the color wheel both the CPUSA and Wilber Cross high school have chosen to represent themselves is not the only thing they have in common. It would appear that the radical Communist ideology must be, at least in part, acceptable to both parties. If not, then why did the administrators at the Wilber Cross high school advertise a contest sponsored by the CPUSA on the school website?

The African American History Month Arts and Writing Competition for High School Students is a contest put on every year and sponsored by the CPUSA news, People’s World. The flyer states that students can win cash and prizes if they write an essay, poem, song or create an artwork expressing:

“what young people today can do to further Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream and achieve new hopes and aspirations”.

Sounds all hopey changey doesn’t it?

What could possibly go wrong with something as innocent as asking kids to express how to make this world a better place?

Well how about the fact that in order to receive their prize, the kids have to attend a banquet at the local CPUSA building?

Below is a screen shot taken from the flyer posted on the Wilber Cross public high school website. Take special notice of the web address: schools.nhps.net/wcross. That is the same as the school’s main web address which stands for New Haven Public Schools (nhps) Wilber Cross (wcross). The flyer specifically states at the bottom that this contest is being sponsored by People’s World and that the awards banquet will be held at the CPUSA People’s Center. Granted they failed to mention the little thing about People’s World being a bunch of Communists (click picture to enlarge):

Wcross High School Commies

People’s World reports that The African American History Month Arts and Writing Competition for High School Students award ceremony for 2015 took place on February 22nd. Where even young kids in 8th grade marched along side members of the violent Young Communist League and listened to a Communist agitator from Ferguson, Missouri give a speech.

So while praying in public schools is strongly frowned upon, pushing a contest sponsored by a radical Marxist group on a school website is totally acceptable.

At least in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Prince Charles: “People Need To Eat Healthy Diets” To Cure “Sick Planet” of Climate Change

Posted by P.W. Adams on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 9:29 pm

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Only a few days after the Obama administration released new dietary guidelines centered around a sustainable diet, The Guardian reports that during a speech to medical staff Prince Charles parroted the Obama administration by saying that people must eat a healthier diet in order to save the “sick”  planet from Climate Change:

“The Prince of Wales has compared the planet to a “sick patient,” warning it could face its “death certificate” at the hands of climate change.

“Speaking to health experts at the Royal Society in London on Wednesday, Charles said: “We can only pray that our sick planetary patient might be placed on a road to recovery, in the process bringing gains for human well-being.

“Failure to write the prescription, however, might leave us contemplating the death certificate instead.

“So, my fervent hope is that you can find the means to make the difference that our world so desperately needs.”

“Actions which are good for the planet are also good for human health.

“Taking a more active approach to transport by walking and cycling and adopting healthy diets reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also reduce rates of obesity, heart disease, cancer and more, saving lives and money.

“Reductions in air pollution also result – with separate and additional benefits to human health. A healthy planet and healthy people are two sides of the same coin.”

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Goldman CEO: “There Is No Place For Pure, Unregulated Capitalism; We Have To Do A Better Job Distributing Wealth”

Posted by P.W. Adams on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 9:53 pm

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In 2008 Goldman Sachs was the corporation behind the most funding of Obama’s presidential run. But four years later, after realizing they helped to elect an anti-business President, they drastically jumped sides and funded Romney in an unsuccessful bid to unseat Obama.

Now realizing that the hopes of an unfettered economy may have gone to the wayside, during an interview with CNN, Goldman CEO, Lloyd Blankfein says that there is no place left for unregulated capitalism:

“China’s economy may be slowing down from its breakneck pace of recent decades, but it’s still running far ahead of free markets like the U.S.

So does China’s rapid growth call into question the hands-down success of capitalism?

The U.S. is not pure capitalism,” Goldman Sachs (GS) CEO Lloyd Blankfein told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “In fact, there’s no place for pure capitalism, unregulated capitalism. We have a regulated system.”

Blankfein, arguably the most powerful man on staunchly free market Wall Street, said that “at the end of the day, everything is going to be a hybrid.”In an even more disturbing chain of events Mr. Blankfein even goes on to claim that in order to fight income inequality we need to do a better job to “distribute” the wealth:

In an even more disturbing chain of events Mr. Blankfein goes on to claim that in order to fight income inequality we need to do a better job of  “distributing” the wealth. How? By making the government do something about it:

“..He said inequality isn’t necessarily being caused by the affluent. Instead, Goldman’s CEO said the gap between the rich and the poor has been driven by “the rise of technology” and the “winner take all market.”

“In one sign of growing inequality, a recent Urban Institute report shows whites now have 12 times the wealth of blacks and nearly 10 times more than Hispanics. That’s up from seven times for blacks and six times for Hispanics in 1995.

“We have to do a better job” of distributing wealth, he said. “Everybody has to join in.”

“So what does the Goldman chief say needs to be done to fight inequality?

“He said the government needs to invest more on training, education and housing to ensure everyone has free or cheap access.

“If you don’t have it, you lose access to the escalator that could take you up and through the middle class and higher,” Blankfein said.”

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“It’s All About The Money” – O’Keefe Punks Al Sharpton

Posted by Michael Strickland on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 8:19 am

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 10.27.23 PMUndercover video investigator James O’Keefe, and his organization Project Veritas, have emerged with a new video, this time focusing on those who have associated with Al Sharpton and his National Action Network (NAN).

“It’s all about the money” says Bishop Calvin Scott, of the Believers Temple in Ferguson, MO. “He incites people for the wrong reason.” Another Sharpton associate, Jean Petrus, a donor to the Trayvon Martin Foundation, says Sharpton “Knows how to make money and get money. They’re shakedown guys to me. Let’s call it what it is.”

Other people involved in the remembrance of Trayvon also distance themselves from Sharpton, including Travon’s father, Tracy Martin. They recently purged all Sharpton imagery from the foundation’s website.

Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, claims that one of the Sharpton’s organizers, Cynthia Davis, attacked her for not including the NAN logo on a series of flyers involving Eric Garner. “Instead of me, he wants his face in front of it. Al Sharpton paid for the funeral. She’s trying to make me feel like I owe them.” One of Erica Garner’s friends says “They [NAN] need them [Garner family] in a way to fund raise.”

“He’s like this” says Erica Garner, as she rubs her fingers together to indicate money.

Other community and church members in Ferguson, MO, back up the assertion that Sharpton was all about the money, and other than give a couple of speeches, couldn’t really name anything positive that he had done for their community.

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Nevada Solar Farm Fries 130 Birds In 2 Hour Test

Posted by Michael Strickland on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 10:31 pm

25FD87CC00000578-0-Biologists_say_130_birds_have_caught_fire_in_mid_air_while_enter-m-4_1424688888496The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project array is nearly ready to go partially online in Nevada. The $737 Million publicly Department Of Energy funded project is intended to produce 110 MW of energy. There’s just one problem.

130 birds were literally set on fire in mid flight during a recent test run in the span of 2 hours. This is because the array redirects solar energy to a point 1200 feet above ground, right in the flightpath of birds.

Nature World News reports:

“About two hours into the test, engineers and biologists on site started noticing “streamers” – trails of smoke and steam caused by birds flying directly into the field of solar radiation. What moisture was on them instantly vaporized, and some instantly burst into flames – at least, until they began to frantically flap away. An estimated 130 birds were injured or killed during the test.”

“According to The Associated Press (AP), many biologists call the number of deaths “significant” and suspect that the streamers are caused by a chain of attraction – that is, insects are drawn towards the bright plant’s light, which in turn attracts birds looking to feast on crispy bugs.”

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Police Now Instructed To Close Eyes & Take A Deep Breath In Tense Situations

Posted by Michael Strickland on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Bill de Blasio, Bill BrattonNew York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new $35 Million “smart policing” program advises that officers to close their eyes, step back, and take a deep breath when in tense situations.

From the New York Post:

“One cop who sat through two full-day programs called them “not realistic’’ and “pretty silly.”

At one point during the lectures, the cop said, those in attendance were given breathing exercises to learn how to calm down — even when facing someone who could pose a threat to their safety.

They said if you find yourself in a situation that’s getting heated, take a step back, close your eyes and take a deep breath,” he said.”

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Oregon Governor’s First Act Is To Investigate Whistle Blowers

Posted by Michael Strickland on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 7:02 pm

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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. After taking the oath of office last week to replace resigning John Kitzhaber, former Secretary Of State/now-Governor Kate Brown has launched investigations into the whistleblowers who exposed some of the corruption during the Kitzhaber reign.

From the Oregonian:

“A top official in Gov. Kate Brown’s administration has launched a criminal investigation searching for the person who leaked former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s personal emails.
 
Meanwhile, two high-ranking state managers were placed on administrative leave on Friday pending a personnel investigation that is separate from the criminal one. One, Michael Rodgers, is the same manager who blocked a well-publicized effort by Kitzhaber’s staff to delete copies of his personal emails stored in state archives.”

“Among the emails was an exchange between Kitzhaber and his ethics lawyer, Stephen Janik, that confirmed the ex-governor’s involvement in a strategy to blunt an ethics review of [Cylvia] Hayes’ conduct. The Oregonian/OregonLive earlier reported on that strategy, citing filings made with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission.”

“James Moore, a politics professor at Pacific University, said the leaker may have been a whistleblower whose primary motivation was to avoid improper destruction of public records. He called a criminal investigation “overkill” and said it conflicted with Brown’s public statements embracing transparency.”

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