Monthly Archives: January 2018

0297_Fix Yourself_Jordan Peterson_PragerU video January 9, 2018

Donna Jack
January 29, 2018

One of the prevalent problems today is that young (and old) do not want to invest in solutions, but just want to blame.  In the following video Jordan Peterson, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto says:

By setting out to fix yourself, “maybe you’ll become strong enough to accept that burden, and in that fashion even come to act nobly, and with purpose.”  “The proper way to fix the world isn’t to fix the world. There’s no reason to assume that you’re even up to such a task. But you can fix yourself. You’ll do no one any harm by doing so.”

This PragerU video presents some concrete things people can DO, and find positive results in their lives (and the lives of those around them).

FIX YOURSELF

DOWNLOAD OF TRANSCRIPT OF THIS VIDEO 

https://www.prageru.com/videos/fix-yourself

 — TEXT OF THE TRANSCRIPT:

Blaming others for your problems is a complete waste of time. When you do that, you don’t learn anything.

You can’t grow, and you can’t mature. Thus, you can’t make your life better.

In my three decades as a professor and clinical psychologist, I have learned that there are two fundamental attitudes toward life and its sorrows. Those with the first attitude blame the world. Those with the second ask what they could do differently.

Imagine a couple on the brink of divorce. They’re hurt and angry. The unhappy, bitter husband recalls the terrible things his wife has done, and the reasons he can no longer live with her.

The harried and disillusioned wife, in turn, can describe all the ways her husband let her down. Each has a long list of necessary changes—for the other person.

Their prospects for reconciliation are grim. Why? Because other people aren’t the problem. You’re the problem. You can’t change other people, but you can change yourself. But it’s difficult. It takes courage to change, and it takes discipline. It’s much easier—and much more gratifying to your basest desires—to blame someone else for your misery. Continue reading

0296_“IT’S PAST TIME TO REJECT ROE V. WADE AS INVINCIBLE PRECEDENT” – BY JAN LA RUE, ESQ._Jan 20, 2018

Donna Jack
January 22, 2018

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From: Donna Garner [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com] Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2018 7:20 AM To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com> Subject: IT’S PAST TIME TO REJECT ROE VS. WADE AS INVINCIBLE PRECEDENT — BY JAN LARUE, ESQ. — BARBWIRE– 1.20.18

1.20.18 – Barbwire.com
PLEASE READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT:
https://barbwire.com/2018/01/20/past-time-reject-roe-v-wade-invincible-precedent/

 COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER:

Jan LaRue, Esq. has a brilliant legal mind and is a member of the California and U. S. Supreme Court bars. Her well-documented treatise [linked here and below] explains exactly why Roe vs. Wade was based upon unscientific fallacies.  

Attorney LaRue states,

The lionization of Roe as untouchable precedent, which has become the definitive litmus test for Supreme Court nominees, rests on the fallacy that we do not know when life begins. The myth stems from seven Supreme Court justices who decided that it was unnecessary to know when life begins in order to decide if it may be ended. After implying that judges aren’t smart enough to even guess when life begins, the seven decided to decide anyway.” Continue reading

0295_45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (Jan. 22, 1973 – 2018) — “THE ROAD TAKEN: ROE V. WADE” — BY DONNA GARNER — 1.20.13 – comparison chart of Sarah Weddington (who argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court) and Donna Garner

Donna Jack
January 22, 2018

[Sometimes I had tears putting together this blog piece.]

In response to my mother’s concern that she and Dad
could not afford to raise a child —
and the possible choice of abortion to solve that problem —
my grandmother told her:
“The Lord will provide, Ruby.”
And mother decided to trust God, and keep me (over 70 years ago).
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pdf of The Killing Fields of America – by Donna Garner –
December 12, 2006 (Republished on 1.20.13)
February 19, 2017 – Obituary of Norma McCorvey – ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade
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 Subject: THE ROAD TAKEN: ROE V. WADE — BY DONNA GARNER — 1.20.13
http://educationviews.org/the-road-taken-roe-v-wade/

[I wrote and published this article back on 1.20.13, but its contents are still valid today since the 45th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade is tomorrow on 1.22.18.  – Donna Garner]

 “The Road Taken: Roe v. Wade”
by Donna Garner – 1.20.13

 This coming Tuesday, January 22, 2013, is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  Today to commemorate the occasion, The Dallas Morning News has an article on the front page about Sarah Weddington, the attorney who “won” the Supreme Court case — http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20130119-for-sarah-weddington-the-lawyer-who-won-roe-vs.-wade-celebrity–or-notoriety–came-early.ece

 I went to college with Sarah Ragle Weddington, and I remember her very well. It is strange how two people going to the same college could have ended up on two completely different paths:    Continue reading

0294_Is Fascism Right or Left_ PragerU video_ also Google and YouTube restricting PragerU videos_ email about lawsuit by Prager University for restricting almost 40 videos

Donna Jack
Jan 20, 2018

In light of the previous blog piece #0293 about Facebook banning Donna Garner from publishing on Facebook — it seems a good time to post information about the battle PragerU is involved in.  YouTube has banned nearly 40 of PragerU videos.  READ BELOW, SIGN PETITION, AND CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR LEGAL FUND.

Below is PragerU’s video:   Is Fascism Right or Left?   A transcript of the video is later in this blog piece, and here.

Two quotes from the movie:  “YouTube has restricted PragerU videos for only one reason: Ideological discrimination.”

“This kind of censorship is what we have seen on college campuses for years. But it is far more dangerous in this circumstance because the internet is where the world goes to get informed.”

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Email about PragerU’s law suit
against Google/YouTube for censorship

From: PragerU [mailto:info=prageru.com@mail174.atl121.mcsv.net] On Behalf Of PragerU
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:53 AM
To: Subject: PragerU is Suing Google/YouTube

We Are Suing YouTube for Censoring Our Videos

Continue reading

0293_ “My Thoughts on Being Banned by Facebook” _by Donna Garner (Note: Dennis Prager with Prager U is fighting Google/YouTube for banning almost 40 of his videos)

Donna Jack
January 20, 2018

[See:  blog 0292 (Donna Garner requesting tweets, and then being banned from Facebook) and blog 0294 (some of PragerU’s videos banned from Google/YouTube —
and lawsuit by PragerU)]

DANGEROUS TIMES of RAMPANT CENSORSHIP –
hidden from most of the public

We are living in very dangerous and frightening times — and most Americans are oblivious to this.  Truth is being censored out of the “news” and “information” given to the public.

People are unaware because

1)  Our school curriculum and assessments/testing are controlled
federally and internationally by people who are purposely
undermining our Constitutional republic.

See some backup information substantiating the above claims:
0074_Common Core: Subversive Threat to Education_Karen Bracken_April 8, 2013_YouTube  published 02/25/16        (YouTube and Transcript)

2)   The mainstream media (on television, online and in print) and Hollywood
are complicit in these efforts to censor out any information that
does not support the narrative (agenda) of the Left.

PragerU suing Google/YouTube —
Facebook blocking Garner’s writing

See Blog post #294 for a PragerU video about “Is Fascism Right or Left?  — and read about PragerU’s lawsuit against Google/YouTube for banning some of their videos.

Yesterday I posted Blog 0292, which contained a request from Donna Garner, to tweet Congress requesting release of the memo that reveals illegal activity by people in our government. Today I learned that Facebook has banned Donna Garner’s writing (see email below).

Donna Garner wrote:  “ It should give all of us much concern that Zuckerberg’s Facebook is trying to control the free flow of speech, particularly among those of us who are trying so hard to preserve our Constitution and the Rule of Law.”

The Mainstream Media continues to
deflect/obstruct/hide/and lie.

The mainstream media has purposely kept all real information away from the public, and instead has daily attacked President Trump and Republicans.  The general public knows nothing about the investigations that are going on concerning real collusion between people in this country and Russia (but not Trump).  Continue reading

0292_Corruption at the Highest Levels of the FBI and DOJ _ by Donna Garner _ The mainstream media is censoring out what doesn’t fit their narrative _ as do the public schools _ Tweet all members of Congress #ReleasetheMemo

Donna Jack
January 19, 2018/updated January 20, 2018 7:20 PM

Censorship and distortion of truth in K-12 schools …

The foundation for the political illiteracy in our country begins in the public schools, but it continues to be spread in our colleges and universities — and through the mainstream media and Hollywood.

Why are they focusing on “government shutdown” rather than real news?
We are in the midst of an attempted coup
(illegal seizure of power from a government).

Light is being shed on an excessive amount of corruption at high places in our government. At the same time, there is a total blackout of the truth in the mainstream media and among all those in compliance.

The “shut down” is a diversion.  This year the proposed budget has everything the democrats want except chain migration.  And they don’t want the building of the wall (which is meant to protect our borders).

Why are democrats in Congress, the mainstream media, the schools in this country, colleges, universities and Hollywood totally ignoring the real corruption – and instead making up false accusations?

Donna Garner points out the seriousness of all this.

From the article below by Donna Garner:   “This is the type of thing that the KGB or some Third World country does – not America!”  http://www.educationviews.org/release-the-memo-corruption-at-the-highest-levels-of-the-fbi-and-doj/

[Note:  Hard evidence has been coming to light in recent weeks.  It is taking a long time for it to be revealed, because of obstruction.]

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Donna Garner’s email:

From: Donna Garner [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com] Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 7:34 AM To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com> Subject: #RELEASE THE MEMO — CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE FBI AND DOJ — BY DONNA GARNER — 1.18.18

1.18.18 – BREAKING NEWS – CORRUPTION
AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE FBI AND DOJ – 
 By Donna Garner
http://www.educationviews.org/release-the-memo-corruption-at-the-highest-levels-of-the-fbi-and-doj/

 Tonight on Sean Hannity, it was revealed that all House members were invited to go to a secure location today to read the 4-page, declassified memo detailing the documented evidence of the abuse of FISA power by the federal government (e.g., FBI, Department of Justice). Continue reading

0291_Jan. 1, 2018_DeVos’ Speech on Education Reform_ The Good, The Bad, and the Incomplete_ Jane Robbins, Emmett McGroarty excerpts _Common Core _ ESSA

Donna Jack
January 18, 2018

Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty say U.S. Department of Education
Secretary Betsy DeVos is missing the obvious

Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty sent out an article, part of which is in this blog post.

In their article they point out that DeVos recommends making all learning individualized, with each student in front of a computer, possibly at home.

Jane and Emmett point out that:  “so-called personalized learning is actually depersonalized, computerized training rather than genuine education.

Robbins and McGroarty suggest Betsy DeVos improve education by:

(1) freeing the states from all federal mandates to the extent she can under the law; (2) working with Congress to revise ESSA to eliminate all mandates; and (3) creating a workable plan to shut down her department.”  (The U.S. Department of Education)

Editorial comment – more needs to be done: 

There also needs to be a change in the content of what is taught in schools, and how students are being taught in schools — changing from Type #2 education, and returning to Type #1 education.  [Type #1 and Type #2 education are discussed on the Home Page of this website, and in blogs:  0005, 0091, and 0247]

Teachers need to be taught to teach, rather than being trained and forced to be facilitators and baby-sitters, spying and reporting on students, parents and other teachers.

Information on ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act)

ESSA (Every Child Succeeds Act) codified individual data tracking, social, emotional, behavioral and attitude standards and interventions, and a lot more:   0252, 0248, 0244, 0206, 0205, 0097

ESSA didn’t change some of what was already going on in many schools, but since it became federal law in December 2015, it has been officially forcing every school to comply.

Betsy DeVos’ American Enterprise Institute (AEI) speech linked in full

You can read here the full transcript of the speech U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave on January 16, 2018, at an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) conference, “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.” Continue reading

0290_January 12, 2018_ Blockchain Technology and Education_ by Jane Robbins_ Truth in American Education — Parents who care should take note

Donna Jack
January 12, 2018

Parents need to begin to pay attention to what is going on within the schools of this nation — and seriously ask if it is safe to keep their children within the federal system.

It is dangerous to blindly fall for catchy phrases connected with learning.  If a parent cares about their child and their future, the parent should dig into the meanings and implications connected with:  digital learning; personal data collection connected to their child or children; easy ways to get college credit; individualized education – and a host of other current educational terms, theories and practices.  Don’t be intimidated by the fancy language — and find out what is really happening in school.

Learn about “Blockchain Technology in Education.”  An excerpt from article below:  “In education, blockchain would enable all student records from any source to be uploaded into the system and shared with authorized users as part of a life-long dossier, or ‘digital transcript.'”

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 From: Donna Garner [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 5:10 PM
To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Subject: BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION – BY JANE ROBBINS –TRUTH IN AMERICAN EDUCATION- 1.12.18

1.12.18 – Truth in American Education

 https://truthinamericaneducation.com/education-reform/blockchain-technology-education/

 “Blockchain Technology and Education” — by jane robbins

Sony Corporation and Sony Global Education (SGE) recently announced development of a system to apply blockchain technology to education. Parents who are concerned about the increasing digitalization of their children’s education, about security of their private data, and about the future of education in general should take note. Continue reading

0289_ Jan 9, 2018_ Should Americans Accept the College Board’s Deformed History of Europe?–by Peter W. Wood–The Federalist_Links to related blog pieces on this site

Donna Jack
January 11, 2018

In 2013 the Advanced Placement presented a radical revision of the Framework of AP US History (APUSH).  After an outcry across the country, they claimed to have fixed the problems.  Actually they never changed anything, except some insignificant details, in the Framework.  The same tests would have to be given, and the books and resources were not changed.

At the time, Jefferson County (Colorado) School Board Member Julie Williams was treated like an idiot and censor, when she pointed out the truth about the new APUSH Framework and the accompanying course.  She wanted a citizen committee (not made up of people who had a vested interest in the school district) – to review the curriculum and report to the School Board.   Hysteria broke out, and the paid agitators began screaming “censor.”

Just like with the APUSH, the AP European History (APEH) is: “cultural Marxism, identity politics, and history as the unfolding of progressive ideals.”  — quote from the end of this article.

Find at the end of this blog links to other blog pieces about this issue.

In 2013 – 2015, the Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) Framework and course were in the spotlight – The current efforts to change AP European History are a replay of the APUSH changes that were made in 2015.

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From: Donna Garner [mailto:wgarner1@hot.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:52 PM
To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Subject: SHOULD AMERICANS ACCEPT THE COLLEGE BOARD’S DEFORMED HISTORY OF EUROPE? — BY PETER W. WOOD, THE FEDERALIST — 1.9.18

1.9.18 – The Federalist

 “Should Americans Accept The College Board’s Deformed History of Europe?”
By Peter W. Wood, President of National Association of Scholars (NAS)
http://thefederalist.com/2018/01/09/americans-make-peace-college-boards-deformed-history-europe/

 The American Enterprise Institute’s Frederick Hess and Grant Addison writing at National Review Online give the National Association of Scholars (NAS) credit for pointing out flaws in the College Board’s Advanced Placement European History (APEH) framework. But Hess and Addison are concerned that, after the College Board responded to our critique by making changes, NAS has continued to find significant fault with APEH.

 This is familiar territory. A few years ago, NAS drew national attention to flaws in the College Board’s premiere AP framework, the one for U.S. history (APUSH). That framework had stood untouched for decades until the College Board issued a radical revision 2013. The College Board brushed off our criticisms for six months, but as pressure mounted decided in early 2015 that APUSH could stand some improvement. Continue reading

0288_January 18, 2018_Common Core standards limit Massachusetts students (and other states’ students) — by Robert Holland — Boston Herald

Donna Jack
January 6, 2018

An article below, printed in The Boston Herald, reports more sad evidence revealing that people who supported Common Core were absolutely wrong in thinking that Common Core was something good for our country.  People fell for the Common Core talking points that it was only a vague standard, and not curriculum — with a carrot of “free” money from the government.

To find other blog pieces on Common Core on this site, search above next to the Spyglass or in the Table f Contents:   “Bracken”  “Dangers of Common Core” “Standardize” or “Peg Luksik.”

A 2013 Common Core Debate

A 2013 Common Core debate is linked in blog 0089_Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference_Dabate with Larua Boggs for Common Core, and Jim Stergios against Common Core  (a transcript of the debate is in blog 0089).

An excerpt from the article below:

These standards rely on process- and skills-based ideas, which brush aside knowledge of Western and English literary traditions,” remarked one of the Pioneer analysts, Emory University English professor Mark Bauerlein.

“Instead, the new-age standards offer a heaping serving of multiculturalism, plus the preposterous notion of 21st century mathematics that renders obsolete, principles validated centuries ago. This is how the dumbing-down so beloved by social levelers proceeds.

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