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0219_BREAKING NEWS TRUMP 6/21/17: Do you think America is at a turning Point?_YouTube–Sean Hannity report

Donna Jack
June 21, 2017

Once again Sean Hannity is laying out the case for the clear and present danger that is growing before our eyes.  Today he shared critical information in an almost 45-minute YouTube.  He tells us there are “dangers in this country.”

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“A soft coup is under way, right here, in the United States of America, in an attempt to overturn November’s election results, and forcibly remove a duly-elected president from office.  Sinister forces quickly aligning, in what is becoming now, in my mind a clear and present danger.”

“We’re at a turning point tonight, with forces now forming an alliance to try to remove President Trump from office.  It’s that serious.”

Watch this important, informative, almost 45-minute report.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q76rdaipAk

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###0200_Part 5 HUD/AFFH – Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing_not kindness_soon to vote_table of contents Agency Tyranny book_4 YouTubes linked!

Donna Jack
April 7, 2017

HUD — the Department of Housing and Urban Developmet
AFFH — Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Contents in this blog:

1.  Jeffco Commissioners vote this month whether to accept HUD/AFFH Grant money
HUD is the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Introduction to short YouTube about AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing)
2.  Short YouTube — AFFH in 5 Minutes – great introduction to AFFH taking more control.
3.  Transcript of the AFFH in 5 Minutes YouTube linked above
4.  Some believe it is kind for the government to give HUD/AFFH grant money
5.  History of HUD and AFFH, and the e-book Agency-Tyranny-How to STOP HUD’s
           Devastating Attack on Property Rights-ebook — you can download the book.

THIS MONTH OUR COLORADO JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WILL VOTE WHETHER TO ACCEPT HUD/AFFH GRANT MONEY
— Let them know why they should not accept the HUD/AFFH money.

Our county commissioners were scheduled to vote whether to accept AFFH grant money on April 4th.  They voted to postpone the date, in order to gather more information.

This period of time is an opportunity for people who want to protect their property rights, to study up on this issue, and contact our county commissioners.  Help them understand why it is important to all of us, that they vote NOT to accept the grant money.

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The YouTube video introducing AFFH

(Material quoted below is from transcript of the AFFH in Five Minutes YouTube above)

“July 16, 2015, AFFH became the basis for a new rule adding severe strings to Housing and Urban Development grants.  These new stipulations will shake the very foundations of your community.

“The people who control LAND USE and ZONING LAWS, also control much of where and how you will live, the value of your home, and what it will cost to keep it.  Right now these are controlled by your community and your local officials who reflect your wishes.  HUD is about to change that.”

Test Cases to file Discrimination and False Claims Act Lawsuits (under the old rules).

HUD has begun test cases to devastate and restructure communities, using the older rules. See the example of Westchester

The 5 minute 51 second YouTube video below, is an introduction to AFFH.  You can watch three other YouTubes are later in this blog.  All contain background information to help you understand what the AFFH mandates mean to all of us.

1.  AFFH in Five Minutes R3

Read the transcript of the above YouTube:
TRANSCRIPT_AFFH in Five Minutes R2 1080—HUD’s – Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing_transcription by Donna Jack

Some believe it is kind to give away money and affordable housing.

People who hear about bringing affordable housing into their communities, think it is a kindness.  But they don’t realize what it will do to their lifestyle and their community.

A lot of people believe that accepting “free” money from our government is perfectly harmless — in fact even helpful.

House and Urban Development (HUD) may have begun as a sincere effort in the 1960s, trying to bring equal treatment of blacks, and helping people have freedom from persecution because of their race.  But it has turned into a tool that is now being used for social engineering — controlling where people live, and what they can do in their own community.  It is attempting to make every neighborhood in the country conform to a  prescribed, forced, equal balance of race and economic level – and it is moving people out of their neighborhoods, to live in others to achieve this “balance” and “equality.”

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History and examples of troubles with accepting HUD/AFFH grants.
Agency Tyranny:  How to STOP HUD’s Devastating Attack on Property Rights
by John Anthony
Agency-Tyranny-How to STOP HUD’s Devastating Attack on Property Rights-ebook (1)
or:  http://jeffcoeducationtruth.com/grammagrizzly/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Agency-Tyranny-How-to-STOP-HUDs-Deastating-Attack-on-Property-Rights-ebook-1.pdf

You an download this ebook — it is 62 pages long.    It begins with an introduction, and below you will see the titles of the five chapters, with sub-chapters:

Attacks on Personal Property Rights — Vancouver Action Plan; The Beginning of Sustainable Development; Crushing the Concept of Private Property

Origins of Regionalism and Sustainable Development in America — UN’s Marxist Ideals Codified in US Regulatory Law; Regional Sustainability Grows as Community Choices Whither

Federal Agencies and the Birth of HUD’s AFFH — Increasing the Power of Federal Agencies; HUD’s Untapped Authority; Westchester County and the Launch of AFFH

How HUD’s AFFH Devastates property Rights — AFFH Hidden from the Public; A Tricky Review Process; HUD’s Fair Housing Assessment — Instrument of Coercion; Setting the Table for a Civil Rights Lawsuit; Coercing Communities to Join a Region; Lawsuits, Lawsuits, Lawsuits…

Stoppinig AFFH — Harvesting the Delay; Talking to Lawyers; The Ultimate Solution — Just Say “no”

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Elimination of property rights.

The federal “rules” attached to accepting the HUD money, are changeable in the future.  There is potentially unlimited control hanging over our heads if we accept the HUD money.  In other words, there are no constraints on the interpretations of the mandates as they exist now, or in future mandates.

SOME BELIEVE THAT SINCE THE NEW ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN
ELECTED, THE CONTROLS WILL BE LIFTED —
AND WE WILL THEN BE SAFE

Realistically we should never count on changes in Congress.  We are watching everything being stonewalled by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress.  And if AFFH is eliminated by this Congress, when the power shifts in a future election, we will be back to where we are now — on a track for losing all of our property rights.  We will lose the freedom to chose a neighborhood that we can afford, in the “flavor” we wish.

We need to preserve options now for property owners and renters.

We need to protect ourselves on a local level (county).  THINK LOCAL CONTROL!  Think freedom.

IT IS NECESSARY TO WEAN OURSELVES OFF FEDERAL MONEY,
AND INSTEAD SPEND EFFORTS
TO FIND LOCAL FUNDING SOURCES.

We need to move away from taking these HUD/AFFH government “grants” or “free money” — federal government money is never free, but always takes away our choices on the local level, and at the state level.

Some people in both Douglas County (Colorado) where they refused the grant money — and in Jefferson County, where we hope they refuse the grant money —
some people are working to help set up private money to
help make up for the loss of grant money

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Three more YouTubes that give information about AFFH
(Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing)

This YouTube and other resources can be found at:  http://sustainablefreedomlab.org/videos/

1.  John Anthony Palmetto Panel 2016 (48 minutes 15 seconds)

From YouTube:  Published on Mar 24, 2016

2.  Straight Talk About Planning — The Other Side of Sustainable Development — (4 minutes 47 seconds)

from YouTube:

“Published on Jul 11, 2013

“Most of us see sustainable development as helpful. In fact, sustainable development planning is costing people their property values and the grant money planners provide usually comes with strings that further limit property owners’ rights while recasting the social makeup of your community.

“This video is a brief explanation of the caution everyone should apply before jumping into sustainable development plans. It also offers suggestions for doing your own community planning.”

3.  Astorino Describes HUD’s Overreaching      (12:18)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KZJYO2XvpM

From YouTube:  “Published on Apr 26, 2013

“County Executive Robert P. Astorino describes the issues Westchester continues to have with HUD, as HUD makes demands that are “beyond the four corners of the settlement.” This is despite the fact that the county is ahead of schedule in building the agreed upon 750 affordable housing units.”

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Additional Resources:

0218_ALABAMA TEST CASE OF TRUMP ADMIN’S COMMITMENT TO LOCAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION – BY DR. SUSAN BERRY — BREITBART – 6.14.17

Donna Jack
2017-06-19

Excerpt from email that follows:

“Senior fellow at American Principles Project Emmett McGroarty tells Breitbart News:

“The fact that Alabama can’t freely choose its assessments confirms that ESSA failed to return control over K-12 education back to state and local government.  No person, no administration has come up with a way for the federal government to exercise such power without it being an unaccountable political bully. It is time to stop this farce and to truly return education policymaking to state and local government, where it would be closest to parents and other citizens.”

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 From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:03 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: ALABAMA TEST CASE OF TRUMP ADMIN’S COMMITMENT TO LOCAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION – BY DR. SUSAN BERRY — BREITBART – 6.14.17

 6.14.17 – Breitbart

 “Alabama ‘Test Case’ of Trump Administration’s Commitment to Local Control of Education”

By Dr. Susan Berry

 http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/14/alabama-test-case-trump-administrations-commitment-local-control-education/

 The Trump Department of Education’s rejection of a request by Alabama to drop the ACT Aspire test for its students in favor of different tests is spurring sentiment that the state may well be a “test case” to see how committed President Donald Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are to “local control” of education.

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0217_June 12, 2017 _Trump’s Smart Cuts to Education_By Williamson Evers & Viki Alger__L.A. Times_TRIO, GEAR UP, the Mathematica Policy Research Group, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, School Improvement Grant (SIG) program,

Donna Jack
June 17, 2017

From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:30 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: TRUMP’S SMART CUTS TO EDUCATION — BY WILLIAMSON EVERS & VICKI ALGER — L. A. TIMES – 6.12.17
  [full article at:  http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-evers-alger-trump-education-cuts-good-20170612-story.html ]

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0216_Hyde Amendment Showdown on Obamacare_by John & Andy Schlafly_June 14, 2017_sign up for facebook, email, etc.

Donna Jack
June 16, 2017

There are people within the republican party seeking to undermine life and family and religion.  This article is about subversion being used to attempt elimination of the Hyde Amendment.

The email below is linked here — and in pdf form here
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From: Phyllis Schlafly Eagles <jordan=phyllisschlafly.com@mail16.suw17.mcsv.net> on behalf of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles <jordan@phyllisschlafly.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:38 PM
To:
Subject: Phyllis Schlafly News & Notes 6-14-17
http://phyllisschlafly.com/hyde-amendment-showdown-on-obamacare-137

Hyde Amendment Showdown on Obamacare

John and Andy Schlafly
06-14-2017

The Hyde Amendment has long been the single most important pro-life legislation at the federal level, originally enacted in 1976 and upheld on a 5-4 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980.  The amendment, which is an annual rider to the federal budget, prohibits the use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortion.

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0215_Part 2_looking closer at Belittling Parents and Ignoring Evidence Won’t Work (by Jane Robbins)- links worth exploring

Donna Jack
June 14, 2017

This blog is a companion to Blog 0214.

The links in Jane Robbins’ article contain invaluable information – Her article Belittling parents and Ignoring Evidence Won’t Work.

Download her article in pdf here:
Link to the article online: https://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/belittling-parents-and-ignoring-evidence/.

Search on this website using her name, for other blogs with her material.
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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 8:58 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: BELITTLING PARENTS AND IGNORING EVIDENCE WON’T WORK — BY JANE ROBBINS — TRUTH IN AMERICAN EDUCATION — 6.7.17

Belittling Parents and Ignoring Evidence Won’t Work

The Collaborative for Student Success belittling parents and ignoring well-founded research that supports their arguments is a poor method of persuasion.

 

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0214_Part 1_The Collaborative for Student Success (CSS) – pushers of Common Core_Belittling Parents and Ignoring Evidence by Jane Robbins

Donna Jack
June 14, 2017

This is a companion to Blog 0215.

People supporting Common Core continue to repeat the same lies. You can read the lies, and learn in Jane Robbins’ article, about the truth they are covering up .

The June 7, 2017 article by Jane Robbins – Belittling Parents and Ignoring Evidence Won’t Work – reveals much about the push behind Common Core and the refusal to engage in or be honest about what Common Core really is.

Link to a pdf of:  2017-06-07_Belittling Parents_Ignoring Evidence_Won’t Work_Jane Robbins

Link to her article:  https://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/belittling-parents-and-ignoring-evidence/

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0213_Online learning is being increased to boost graduation rates–in order to receive school ranking and funding– By Zoe Kirsch_ Dallas Morning News – 6.6.17

Donna Jack
June 12, 2017

Online learning is increasingly being used to boost graduation rates.  Online learning replaces teacher classroom instruction time.

There is no measure of the quality of online learning — no quality contro!  Graduation rates are tied to the performance grade of schools.  Graduation rate increases are necessary for a school to receive funding – increases that must occur in order in order for principals to keep their jobs –and ultimately for schools to continue existing.

Do increased rates of student graduation from high school, automatically reflect what students have accomplished academically?  Or are graduation rate increases just empty goals to reach, in order for schools to get funding – and for principals to keep their jobs?  What does graduation from high school actually measure?  Does graduation necessarily measure anything – or does “graduation”insure any academic meaning at all?

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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com> Sent: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:19 AM To: Donna Garner Subject: HOW SCHOOLS GOT HOOKED ON ONLINE LEARNING TO BOOST GRADUATION RATES – BY ZOE KIRSCH – DALLAS MORNING NEWS – 6.6.17

6.6.17 – Dallas Morning News

“How Schools Got Hooked on Online Learning To Boost Graduation Rates”
By Zoe Kirsch, Contributor

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0212_Dr. Susan Berry June 9, 2017 article about US Dept. of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos surrounding herself with people connected with Jeb Bush’s FEE_ Hanna Skandera_ PARCC

Links to other previous blogs about Betsy DeVos – at the end of this blog

Donna Jack
June 11, 2017/blog links added June 12, 2017

More people connected with Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education (a main supporter of Common Core) are in the U.S. Department of Education.  We can only hope that Betsy DeVos no longer supports Common Core as she did through her finances and associations with Jeb Bush and his foundation (FEE).

Article showing serious “conflict of interest” and
conflict of message around Betsy DeVos and those supporting her
selection as Department of Education Secretary

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/14/former-cnn-anchors-education-site-funded-betsy-devos-family-foundation/

Two paragraphs from Dr. Susan Berry’s artricle:

“Though U.S. [Department of] Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has funded and served organizations that promote Common Core – including Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education [FEE] – since her nomination, she has denied she supports the controversial standards.

The secretary, nevertheless, has surrounded herself with advisers and staff who have ties to Bush’s foundation, as well as to Indiana, where Common Core was repealed, but then simplyrebranded.’”

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0211_What is Cultural Marxism_YouTube and Transcription

What is Cultural Marxism_YouTube_Transcription

Donna Jack
May 31, 2017

Below is a YouTube that explains Cultural Marxism:

Transcript of the above YouTube:

On the screen:  What is Cultural Marxism?

Let us begin with a very terse description: Cultural Marxism is a broad term which refers to the advocacy and application of critical theory, and more generally to the cultural, political, and academic influence of certain elements within the contemporary Left.

The roots of Cultural Marxism are to be found in what is commonly known as the Frankfurt School.

The term arose informally to describe the thinkers affiliated, or merely associated with, the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, during the interval period.

Critical of both Capitalism and Soviet Socialism, they sought to address the perceived shortcomings of Classical Marxism in the pursuit of societal change.  Their work came to be known as Critical Theory. Continue reading