Category Archives: Lies and the Left

0250_Dr. Kim Holmes, author of The Closing of the Liberal Mind: How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left — will speak at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at CCU Sept 25, 2017_ YouTube of Dr. Holmes talking about his book

September 21, 2017

Dr. Kim Holmes will be speaking at Colorado Christian University (CCU) this coming Monday evening.  Over a year ago he wrote a book The Closing of the Liberal Mind:  How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left.  Groupthink and intolerance are what is “taught” in our society, through government schools and the media in general.  It has increasingly moved into law.

Distinguished Lecture Series Featuring Dr. Kim Holmes
Monday, September 25, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Colorado Christian University

Leprino Hall 170

180 S. Garrison St. Lakewood, CO 80226

Details and RSVP

Our academic system in the United States is designed to keep students focused only on what the system wants them to know, or feel, or do.  They are not equipped to make their own decisions, but rather to carry out the wishes of the “education” system.

At the end of this blog piece, you can watch an early 2016  YouTube with Kim Holmes talking about his new book.

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0242_July 25, 2017_You Think Russia Tries to Influence American Politics? Think Mexico First_Tom Tancredo

Donna Jack
August 17, 2017

Breitbart published Congressman Tom Tancredo’s July 2017 article about the serious problem of illegal immigration from Mexico…and the cooperation of our country.

Allowing, and even incentivizing, illegal immigration is just one more way that the sovereignty of our nation is being eroded.

August 15, 2017, Congressman Tom Tancredo spoke at a meeting in my neighborhood.  As always he was entertaining, as he shared the inside scoop of how things are done in D.C. and where we’re headed.  As one of the top experts in the country on illegal immigration and our borders — he shared about illegal immigration, from his perspective.

Preview from his Breitbart article below:

“the movement of millions of young, unemployed Mexicans across the southern border reduced the pressure they would otherwise be placing on the Mexican economy. Secondly, these folks would send home remittances and those dollars accounted for the second largest source of foreign income for the country. In 2016 Mexico received a record $26.8 billion in cash remittances.”
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Tancredo: You Think Russia Tries to Influence American Politics?
Think Mexico First

RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty
by Tom Tancredo25 Jul 2017
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0236_Fact Sheet and Recommended Actions in Connection with Proposed Local Improvement District (LID) in Evergreen

Donna Jack
July 24, 2017

This past week Kathryn Isenberger sent out a 2017 ELID Fact Sheet and action suggestions.

[http://jeffcoeducationtruth.com/grammagrizzly/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2017-ELID-Fact-Sheet-and-action-suggestions.pdf]

See also Blog Post 0234_Proposed Local Improvement District (LID) to be pushed onto Evergreen, Colorado_Dean Dalvit video June 6, 2017 at Evergreen Lake House

PROPOSED Evergreen Local Improvement District
Facts and Action Suggestions

FACTS

What it is not:  Connected in anyway to “Affordable Housing” AFFH, Federal Grant Money — that was a separate matter being dealt with by the County Commissioners.

What it is:  Additional level of Jefferson County government in the unincorporated Evergreen area, the boundaries of which would be El Rancho on the north, south along Hwy 74 including downtown Evergreen, around the lake south along Hwy 73 to Marshdale, encompassing Evergreen Metropolitan District and West Jefferson County Metropolitan District.  (Shown on attached map.), run by a 5-7 person appointed Board by the Commissions, not elected by Evergreen residents, which would instruct Jefferson County staff (through the Board of County Commissioners), to oversee and manage the projects identified by the appointed Board.

If approved, how long will the LID last?  In perpetuity. Organizers will submit the LID application based upon perpetuity  Per Dean Dalvit, they do not want to provide for a sunset provision.

How much $$ would be generated annually from the 1% sales tax?  Approximately $1 million. Continue reading

0234_Proposed Local Improvement District (LID) to be pushed onto Evergreen, Colorado_ Dean Dalvit video June 6, 2017 at Evergreen Lake House_the Delphi Method/Technique

Donna Jack
July 17, 2017

A meeting in June, that will be considered
to have gotten “public input” and
to have shown “public support”

Not many people knew of the June 6, 2017 meeting at the Evergreen Lake House – nor did they know of its significance.  Questions were not allowed during the meeting, though people were promised that they could ask questions as soon as the formal presentation was over.  They were not told that they would be unable to ask any questions in front of other people, but would be broken up into groups after stretching their legs.

The Delphi Method or
Delphi Technique

This is the Delphi Method, a tactic I have witnessed repeatedly  in the Jefferson County Colorado public school district.  It is used at almost every one of their public forums and workshops.  No matter what the meeting, there is no real input from the public, no answering of questions, no discussion — at the most, people are “given choices” that are already on the table to pick from.  It is a tactic meant to keep people from asking any questions that are answered in public, and keep them from having any influence on public opinion and outcomes.  The outcome is “predetermined.”  No discussion is allowed for others to hear.  It is meant to muzzle people and guarantee that those in “control” can bully their own way through.

An excellent, detailed article you can read on this technique is :  “The Delphi Technique:  Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!” by Albert V. Burns.
http://www.vlrc.org/articles/110.html

“The process used to ‘facilitate’ the meeting is called the Delphi Technique. This Delphi Technique was developed by the RAND Corporation for the U.S. Department of Defense back in the 1950s. It was originally intended for use as a psychological weapon during the cold war.

“However, it was soon recognized that the steps of Delphi could be very valuable in manipulating ANY meeting toward a predetermined end.” Continue reading

0229_AMERICAN HEALTHCARE IN CRISIS: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS_Parts 1-4_by “DOC”_July 2017

Donna Jack
July 7, 2017

Outline of “Doc’s” articles below:
Part 1: How Health Care Became So Expensive in America
Part 2:
Medicaid, and Why Single Payer Won’t Work
Part 3: Comparing the Costs of “Billed Through Insurance” to “Self Pay”
Part 4: Pre-Existing Conditions and More Free Market Solutions

Articles by “Doc” posted July 4, 2017.
An introduction by “Doc” and links to all four of his articles about
American Healthcare in Crisis.
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“It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication, somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication, and a government bureaucracy to administer it.” – Thomas Sowell

AMERICAN HEALTHCARE IN CRISIS: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
http://tipofthespear.net/spearofliberty/2017/07/04/american-health-care-in-crisis-problems-and-solutions/

We are truly at a crossroads in American healthcare.  The seemingly endless layers of regulations and requirements, as well as the overhead for the bureaucracy itself, are crushing it. 
 
Our healthcare system has become rife with corruption and inefficiency.  Special interests lobby politicians to force you to buy their services and pay for subsidies, while politicians leverage their influence to garner votes and enrich themselves and their friends. 
 
Doctors and patients have been reduced to being mere commodities. 
 
When Obamacare was being pushed through Congress, we were told premiums would go down; that we would get to keep our doctor; and that visits to the ER would decrease.  Exactly the opposite happened.  The government has exacerbated, if not created, this crisis. 

0208_An article written by John Newkirk about our Jefferson County school board members: “It’s Only OK When We Do It”__and links to Geri Zahner’s site and blogs on this site that support John’s article

Donna Jack
May 13, 2017

John Newkirk has published an article that you can read below.  You can also read it on his Facebook page.

Links to Geri Zahner’s website and to several supporting blog pieces on this site, are listed at the end of this blog.

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2017-05-11_Bigger-Picture of 5 Jefferson County School Board members_for John's Article

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“It’s Only OK When We Do It”
John J. Newkirk·Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My latest Opinion column for the Courier newspapers talks about hypocrisy in our public servants. Complete quotes (condensed here for brevity) can be found by clicking on the hyperlinks:

Selective outrage is all the rage these days. That is, what one group calls outrageous becomes perfectly acceptable behavior — so long as they’re the ones doing it.

Examples of selective outrage abound in places like Washington, D.C. and Berkeley, but we really don’t need to go that far. We can see it right in our own backyard.

Three years ago, Jeffco Public Schools found itself searching for a new leader after the superintendent resigned (and as Secretary of the Board of Education, I had a front-row seat). We hired a national search firm that specializes in public school leaders and, with their assistance, evaluated applicants until there were about half a dozen semifinalists, the identities of whom were contractually confidential. After interviewing each semifinalist, we rated them on a scoresheet provided by the executive search firm. Ultimately, the list of contenders was narrowed down to a single finalist — and that’s when the outrage began. Continue reading

0206_Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Implies Common Core Are ‘High Standards’ — she is wrong — by Dr. Susan Berry (May 6, 2017)_Dr. Sandra Stotsky_ Mike Pence_Dr. Jason Zimba_Dr. James Milgrim_Ze’ev Wurman

Donna Jack
May 13, 2017/update 12:52 p.m./updated 2017-05-15

THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP ON BLOG 0205–Go to Blog 0205 for background information connected with this article.

Comments about:   Common Core and ESSA – and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Common Core was coercively pushed on school districts and states across our country,  (using force and threats in addition to bribery) — it was deceptively implemented, keeps growing in its scope, and has not gone away.

Common Core was officially made federal law (ESSA) in December 2015.  If Betsy DeVos does not know that, or if she does and is hiding it, she should not be our Education Secretary.  We need someone who will honestly and thoroughly champion for local control of education — not just in words, and not just in little parts – but have local control truly be the top priority.

Go to the end of Blog 0205, for some links to other blogs on this website that deal with Common Core.  They contain information that will be helpful to people who know nothing about Common Core, and they are also excellent resources for people who have studied Common Core for years.

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5.6.17 – Breitbart

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/06/education-secretary-devos-implies-common-core-high-standards/

www.breitbart.com
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says though Common Core no longer exists – itself a controversial statement – she hopes states will still “shoot high.”

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0200_JeffCo Truth website_14 video links and articles_showing corruption connected with November 2015 Jefferson County school board recall

Donna Jack
April 28, 2017

See Blog 0031 — 0031_Bullying 101 YouTube of PTA president_audio and transcript of union supporters’ lack of respect at a Jeffco BOE meeting_One interview about union bullying in hallway outside the same meeting | Gramma Griizzly’s Corner  

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A friend just sent me a link to a site with YouTube videos of corruption connected with the 2014 Jefferson County school board election.  There are also several articles on that site as well.  Below you can link to them all.

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JeffCo Truth website ( http://www.jeffcotruth.org/home )

Go to http://www.jeffcotruth.org/home for several informative video clips about corruption in Jefferson County School District.

                                                                    List of videos:

— HOW DO COP’S AFFECT YOU? – What do COPs have to do with debt? —
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGVxHNt08P4


— RECALL IS BASED ON LIES –

video not available but this link to an article about funding of the recall is:
http://completecolorado.com/pagetwo/2015/12/23/national-education-association-source-of-150000-of-jeffco-uniteds-recall-funds/

— WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE? – Who is controlling Jeffco Education?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhMHhj0WQAY


— PROTECT STUDENT DATA PRIVACY – A vote for the recall is a vote for In-Bloom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1weSCbS70TI

Bullying 101 A Lesson in Civics This New PTA Pres & Recall Supporter want to
control DAC appointments? — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnHnBdaBKYQ

Who Wants Control of Jeffco Education? – Trick or treat:  Don’t be fooled!  Say No to the
Status Quo.  Vote NO ON THE RECALL –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChiVqbr2Vys  

— Because they can get away with it – Amy Weber, Executive Director, Jeffco Human
Services – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMV01YTJLZU

The truth about Jeffco teacher turnover –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL42EAy-qNI

Does Jill Fellman support charter students? –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MPRPR3lA-o

Jeffco School Board Vote on the Wheat Ridge plan –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBecKr2DR_A

Who is breaking promises?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKW21Pk8CB4

Did Ms. Dahlkemper really just ask that?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joR40aLmYBs

— Union Organized recall last summer –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgWGqEkCEi8

What students are sayinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0lAX5OuIoo

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0198_Part 4_HUD/AFFH _What is learned from the Westchester County NY 10-year incident_ HUD/AFFH forced excessive additional cost and imposed unwanted actions

April 19, 2017/revised June 21, 2017
Donna Jack

A Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes
For more information about HUD/AFFH, see Blogs 195, 196, and 197
or search:  “HUD/AFFH”
Decision & History_County of Westchester v. HUD – Decided September 25, 2015   (27 pages)

What is learned from Westchester County – New York’s
10-year incident? (See Blog 196)

The Federal Government can interfere with planning and zoning

The federal government can actually interfere with our planning and zoning, even if we don’t accept HUD/AFFH HOME and CDBG money aligned with the “New HUD rules.”

This is because of the 1968 Civil Rights Act,1   which is also known as the Fair Housing Act.  That law made most discrimination in housing illegal, and gave enforcement responsibility to HUD.  (Note:  “enforcement responsibility“)

The definition of “discrimination in housing” has been expanded over the decades.  We are continually at the mercy of HUD.  HUD decides how heavily they choose to control our planning and zoning.  They will insist that they are not controlling planning and zoning (which is illegal for them to do) – but they control “indirectly” through threats of loss of funding or threats of lawsuits or threats of huge fines.

As was learned in the Westchester New York HUD/AFFH case:  those in control of HUD decide how strictly to interpret the HUD rules.  Westchester was not a county that was avoiding “fair” housing.  They were being sued for non-compliance by a legal groups that was a left leaning social justice legal group.

Westchester went to HUD when they were being sued — assuming they would find an advocate there, and some relief.  Instead, they ended up losing funding, paying huge fines, and found themselves required to build additional “affordable housing”, and forced to place the housing into areas chosen by HUD.

People can argue that they were treated that way because they were not “honestly” following agreements — the attached document is evidence that they were not guilty of negligence.  I see no justification for the intrusion of HUD into the business of deciding where and what was to be built.

Agreeing to accept HOME and CDBG money
opens up more chance to be successfully sued

Because of the data required in the application for the AFFH HOME and CDBG funding, counties give updated information to HUD beyond what is known in the census data.  Even if it were the same information, it is still dangerous, because, as was told to Westchester County:  because they had signed the documents with all the information they had submitted, it was assumed they understood and agreed to all the implications of everything in the application — and therefore were guilty if they did not conform.  If they hadn’t signed the application, they could have then presented their case of defense.

Our commissioners put us in added jeopardy

When our commissioners make agreements to receive HUD/AFFH HOME and CDBG money, they give HUD much more information than the government has – much of which can be found in the census data, but other information yearly updated.  Submitting the data implies that we understand the conditions in our county, and actually condemns us if we go to court for not “affirmatively furthering fair” housing.  HUD decides what demonstrates compliance.

The content of the yearly application opens us up to more restrictions and liability — meaning there can be more effective coercion taking away from our local voices in planning and zoning.

Not only are we opened to more litigation,
but we agree to 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of oversight of facilities we “invest” HUD money into.

At  the least, our County Commissioners should not commit us to additional oversight.

Ask our County Commissioners to vote against accepting HUD/AFFH grant money.

Over 10 years ago, Westchester County New York signed up for the grant money.  Then a community activist group challenged them.  Westchester asked HUD for help, after which their serious troubles began.

To date, our commissioners have had to adjust their local plans or behaviors to some degree, to comply with past money accepted to help them  “affirmatively furthering fair housing.”  They have to continue paying for maintenance and oversight of projects to which CDBG and HOME money has contributed.

Now HUD has developed (by experimenting with other counties and cities across the country) how to take over more control of our neighborhoods, to make suburban neighborhoods “equivalent” to urban neighborhoods – to make suburbs “fair.” Continue reading

0197_Part 3_HUD/AFFH_ How to Contact our Colorado Jeffco County Commissioners – ask them NOT to accept HUD/AFFH money this month or ever again

Donna Jack
April 19, 2017

A Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes
Blogs on this site about HUD/AFFH, see Blogs 195, 196, and 198
More information about HUD/AFFH at the end of this blog.


Our County Commissioners will choose whether to accept HUD/AFFH
federal grant money.

Video explaining what HUD/AFFH has become

Contact all three of our commissioners by emailing:  http://jeffco.us/bcc/contact/
(To email them individually see later in this blog piece.)
Or leave messages for all three at:  303-271-8525
More Contact Information about our Commissioners below, near the end of this Blog.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
We have accepted two kinds of HUD/AFFH grant money in the past:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)

HUD can’t take away our local control but….

The federal government can’t take away our local control – but our County Commissioners can GIVE away control to the federal government by agreeing to HUD/AFFH terms in order to receive federal HUD/AFFH money.

The vote will be soon.

Before the end of this month (April 2017) our three Colorado Jefferson County, County Commissioners, will be voting whether to accept HUD/AFFH grant money  [Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment partnerships (HOME)].

Please call or email.

Please ask the Jeffco County Commissioners to vote against accepting the grant money.  If they do NOT accept the HUD/AFFH money, they retain their control as our County Commissioners — and we keep our planning and zoning decisions within our own county.

See Blogs 0195 and 0196  and 0198 for information about the disaster that HUD/AFFH has become.

The Commissioners’ job description is below –
(If they accept the grant money,
they sign over their responsibilities to the federal government)

 “The board provides leadership and vision in guiding Jefferson County government, and the commissioners are responsible for overseeing the organization and budgets of a wide variety of county programs designed to benefit citizens. Please view our organization chart.

“The commissioners hold numerous meetings and public hearings to set policies and make decisions regarding land use, transportation, open space purchases, social service concerns, community development, law enforcement, libraries, public health and many other vital issues.” Continue reading