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0360_Jan. 19, 2019_Breaking: New Lawsuit Against Google and YouTube_by PragerU_ help fund battle for free speech on the internet (stop censorship)

Donna Jack January 19, 2019

Continuing their efforts to eliminate our Constitutional Republic, those who want to control every aspect of our lives are attacking our freedom to communicate on the internet. PragerU is fighting for free speech online for all Americans.

Google and YouTube are two of the instruments of this censorship. Specifically, they are taking steps to eliminate the voice of PragerU. They use their tools to block from students and other people across the country — the PragerU short video messages. See the videos they are censoring at:
https://www.prageru.com/

Example of a censored PragerU Video: Gun Rights Are Women’s Rights https://www.prageru.com/playlists/restricted-youtube#1 Example of a censored PraterU Video: Gender Identity: Why All the Confusion? https://www.prageru.com/playlists/restricted-youtube#2

Dennis Prager and PragerU are fighting back, and they need our help.

Below is the email PragerU sent out today:

From: info@prageru.com <info@prageru.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:39 AM
To: Subject:  BREAKING: New lawsuit against Google and YouTube

10 of over 80 PragerU Videos that have been restricted from certain audiences.

BREAKING: PragerU has officially filed a new lawsuit against tech giant Google and its subsidiary YouTube in the state of California.

With an appeal currently pending in the Ninth Circuit, PragerU is now doubling down in California state court, continuing the fight for free speech online for all Americans and calling for Youtube to end its restriction of over 80 PragerU videos.


The Left controls our universities. 
 
The Left controls our mainstream media.  Don’t let the Left control the Internet, too.

PragerU is leading the fight against the censorship of conservative voices online.   

Can we count on your support as we fight to end the censorship of our ideas?

It’s now been over one year now since PragerU filed the initial federal lawsuit against tech giants Google and YouTube for censoring so many of our videos. YouTube continues to restrict access to more and more of our videos simply because they present a conservative point of view. There are currently over 80 PragerU videos that are restricted – more than double the amount since we filed our lawsuit against Google. 

It’s clear that Google is not backing down. But don’t worry, neither are we.

We are prepared to take our lawsuit against Google as far, and for as long, as we need to. In addition to our current federal appeal in the Ninth Circuit, we are now pursuing action against the tech giant in California state court.

YouTube calls itself a “public forum.” It builds its ENTIRE business model on the claim that it is a “public forum: committed to fostering a community where everyone’s voice can be heard.” Yet, it defrauds the public by censoring speech it doesn’t agree with.  

Free speech, especially online, is one of the most important rights of our era, and we intend to fight for it.  

We can’t do this alone. Join us NOW and become a critical piece in this fight by donating today.  

Every day, PragerU is changing culture with online content that teaches the values that make America the freest and most prosperous nation on earth. Millions of Americans are watching our videos, and minds are changing. We cannot let that stop.

The Left knows how effective we are. That’s why they want to censor us. 

PragerU continues to fight online suppression of conservative ideas. Over the past year, we have led the charge in bringing public awareness to the issue of online censorship. Our case has been mentioned in nearly every article on the issue, and has been covered by several media giants, including the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and Buzzfeed.  

Over 500,000 Americans have signed our online petition urging Google to end its censorship of conservative ideas. Our goal is to reach 1 million signatures by the time we meet Google in court. 

We need your support now more than ever.  Please consider making a donation today. 

As we continue this important fight – not just for PragerU, but for everyone who uses Google – we need to win in both the court of public opinion, and in the courtroom.

We recently launched a public awareness video to bring much-needed attention to the issue. The video has already hit over 10 million views, but that’s not enough. With your help, millions more will see this critical video and learn about our case. 

Can we count on your support as we fight to end the censorship of our ideas?

https://donate.prageru.com/give/219033/#!/donation/checkout

0359_Betsy DeVos Appoints Former Democrat Governor to Head National Testing Board_by Dr. Susan Berry Nov 6, 2018

December 1, 2018

Just returned from caring for grandchildren for about a month, without the internet available.  Came home to over 900 emails.  Found this sent out by Donna Garner:

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From: BY DONNA GARNER <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 9:36 AM
To:       Subject: BETSY DEVOS APPOINTS DEM LOVER OF COMMON CORE TO NAEP BOARD

11.6.18 — Breitbart

 “Betsy DeVos Appoints Former Democrat Governor to Head National Testing Board”

 By Dr. Susan Berry

 http://www.educationviews.org/betsy-devos-appoints-ex-democrat-governor-to-national-testing-board/

 To read the entire Breitbart article, please go to:  

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/11/06/betsy-devos-appoints-former-democrat-governor-to-head-national-testing-board/

 [Comments from Donna Garner:  On March 13, 2018, Leslie Stahl asked Sect. of Ed. Betsy DeVos, “Why have you become, people say, the most hated Cabinet secretary?” Sect. DeVos replied that more than anything she is misunderstood. The article below shows that she is not “misunderstood” but is actually “understood” all too well. 

Even though Pres. Trump ran on the platform of getting rid of Common Core, he made a bad choice in appointing Betsy DeVos as Sect. of Ed.  She, working hand-in-glove with Jeb Bush, is making sure that Common Core becomes permanent.

Now DeVos has chosen former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to oversee the NAEP. This test is not yet aligned with Common Core; but under Common-Core-lover Perdue, the NAEP is sure to be closely aligned with Common Core in the same manner as the SAT, pre-SAT, and AP are. Continue reading

0358_President Donald Trump’s 2018 Columbus Day Proclamation_ Trump’s twitter feed link_White House links to News from the White House, Articles, Presidential Actions, and Briefings & Statements

Donna Jack
October 10, 2018

Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas initiated Spain’s colonization on October 12, 1492.

You can find President Trump’s 2018 Columbus Day Proclamation through his Twitter feed [https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump] , by going directly to it through the Whitehouse.gov site:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-columbus-day-2018/

From the Whitehouse.gov site, you can also access All News (469 posts to date) from the White House, Articles, Presidential Actions, and Briefings & Statements at: All News

From the All News location you can also link to:

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In 1492, Christopher Columbus and his mighty three-ship fleet, the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria, first spotted the Americas.  His historic achievement ushered in an Age of Discovery that expanded our knowledge of the world.  Columbus’s daring journey marked the beginning of centuries of transatlantic exploration that transformed the Western Hemisphere.  On Columbus Day, we commemorate the achievements of this skilled Italian explorer and recognize his courage, will power, and ambition — all values we cherish as Americans.

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0357_Prager Video: The elimination of Columbus Day celebration is not “about paying homage to America’s original inhabitants.” Guest Steven Crowder_Oct. 8, 2018

Donna Jack
October 8, 2018

Note:  On PragerU Website is the following information (see list of “restricted” YouTube videos at the end of this blog post):

“YouTube Continues to Restrict PragerU Videos — Over 10 percent of our entire collection is under ‘restricted mode’ making it impossible for many young people to access our videos.”

 PragerU is fighting for their freedom of speech, and for our freedom of speech.  They need support through prayers, finances, getting out the word, and signing the petition.
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Goodbye, Columbus Day

https://www.prageru.com/videos/goodbye-columbus-day
by Steven Crowder – 53.4K Views

Oct 8, 2018

Even though it remains a national holiday, many cities no longer celebrate Columbus Day. They celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead. What’s behind the switch? Contrary to what you might think, it’s not about paying homage to America’s original inhabitants. Steven Crowder, host of Louder with Crowder, explains.

Transcript: Continue reading

0356_Knowles_ Democratic Socialists Pushing to Infiltrate Schools Because ‘They Can’t Win in the Battle of Ideas’_ Fox News Article excerpts and link_ Aug. 25, 2018

Donna Jack
August 26, 2018

A pamphlet by the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ey4yzoto_zTf5BmqUI7yAqn_53AzIMSd/view
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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:05 PM     To:
Subject: EDVIEWS.ORG — KNOWLES: DEM SOCIALISTS PUSHING TO INFILTRATE SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY CAN’T WIN IN THE BATTLE OF IDEAS – FOX INSIDER – 8.25.18

8.25.18 – FoxNews

 “Knowles: Dem Socialists Pushing to Infiltrate Schools Because ‘They Can’t Win in the Battle of Ideas’”
 Fox News Insider
 http://www.educationviews.org/dem-socialists-pushing-to-infiltrate-schools-because-they-cant-win-in-the-battle-of-ideas/
 Excerpts from this article:
Radio host Michael Knowles said on “Fox & Friends” that Democratic Socialists are urging Socialists to become teachers because they can’t win a “fair fight.”
A pamphlet by the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), in conjunction with the Democratic Socialist Labor Commission, outlines a push for socialists to “take jobs as teachers” as a way to move teachers unions “in a more militant and democratic direction.”
Knowles said that according to numerous surveys, “the blood-soaked history” of socialism is unknown by millennials, leading them to identify as supporters of the movement.

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0355_Karen Kataline — Aug. 20, 2018 — Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing. Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop

Donna Jack
August 24, 2018

article by Karen Kataline – please share

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From: Karen <kaykat73@aol.com> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 9:43 AM To: KAYKAT73@aol.com Subject: My latest piece just posted in Town Hall: Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing. (Feel free to post & share ‘liberally!’) Thnx

https://townhall.com/columnists/karenkataline/2018/08/20/masterpiece-cakeshop-ii-if-you-cant-say-no-your-yes-means-nothing-o

From: Karen <kaykat73@aol.com> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 9:43 AM To: KAYKAT73@aol.com Subject: My latest piece just posted in Town Hall: Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing. (Feel free to post & share ‘liberally!’) Thnx

https://townhall.com/columnists/karenkataline/2018/08/20/masterpiece-cakeshop-ii-if-you-cant-say-no-your-yes-means-nothing-o

 

Opinion

Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If You Can’t Say No, Your Yes Means Nothing

Karen Kataline

|Posted: Aug 20, 2018 8:56 AM

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.

Trending

As an assertiveness trainer, I made up an axiom: “If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing.” Our belief that we aren’t allowed to say no can be a form of self-imposed slavery. We have even bigger problems when our government typifies that belief.

Once again, the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) is targeting Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. The original drama lasted more than six years and concerned Phillips’ refusal to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple. The finale came in June 2018 with a 7-2 Supreme Court decision in Phillips’ favor.

The sequel to this story debuted recently when news broke that the CCRD ordered Phillips into “compulsory mediation” for a new discrimination charge. The complainant this time is Autumn Scardina, a transgender attorney who requested a custom cake to celebrate his/her gender transition. Scardina has allegedly targeted this shop in the past with sexually explicit and satanic cake requests. Continue reading

0354_ Use Game Videos & Ditch Traditional Instruction – not the best decision. Article from Dr. Carole Haynes_ August 13, 2018

Donna Jack
August 13, 2018

Public Education just keeps making damaging decisions.  Computers in most cases should not be part of the school day – and certainly NOT for young children.  Students need to learn to listen, work, think, interact comfortably and constructively, and learn how to be productive, considerate, self-controlled citizens.

A great article from Dr. Carole Haynes.

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From: drcarole@host48.registrar-servers.com <drcarole@host48.registrar-servers.com> On Behalf Of Dr. Carole Haynes
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 11:16 AM
To:
Subject: Use Game Videos & Ditch Traditional Instruction

Attention spans have plummeted..

The Haynes Report
Dr. Carole H. Haynes
August 10, 2018

Use Game Videos & Ditch Traditional Instruction,
Says Edtech Chief
Today’s students should be taught with video games because their attention spans have decreased.
Mohit Midha, CEO of Mangahigh which develops math games,says to ditch traditional instruction because students cannot focus for more than five minutes. What a life! Getting to hang out with friends and play video games all day.

Speaking at a debate on artificial intelligence and education, Midha claimed people are obsessed with video games” but are “totally out of love” with “traditional forms of instruction” involving “pen and paper.” He gushed that kids can learn a video game without being taught how and, within two days, will be doing “headers.”

Does that mean they can become little math geniuses by acing a video game?

Yet Midha is right about one thing: students’ attention spans are shrinking. Bucket loads of research show that long term skimming of online information, together with interactive distractions, has resulted in lower comprehension. International research also found that heavy users of classroom technology scored worse on math and reading tests. Continue reading

0353_Edviews.org_Are Dual-Credit Courses Helping Poor, Minority Students in Texas? – Aug. 10, 2018

Donna Jack
August 10, 2018

From below:

it is time to rethink the long-term goals of dual-credit programs and whether they have expanded too aggressively without maintaining the rigor students need to succeed in college.

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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 4:40 PM
To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Subject: EDVIEWS.ORG – ARE DUAL-CREDIT COURSES HELPING POOR, MINORITY STUDENTS IN TEXAS? – DMN – 8.10.18

8.10.18 – Dallas Morning News

 “Are Dual-Credit Courses Helping Poor, Minority Students in Texas?”
By Dallas Morning News Editorial Board

 https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2018/08/10/dual-credit-courses-helping-poor-minority-students-texas

 Excerpts from this article:

 …Dual-credit education programs were supposed to be one of those critical, difference-making strategies, allowing high school students — especially minority and low-income kids — to earn college credits. The idea was to inspire students who otherwise might not consider college, give students a chance to earn college credits earlier and cheaper, and ultimately increase college enrollment and completion rates.

Texas has been solidly behind these programs, eliminating a cap on the number of dual-credit courses a student may take and requiring that all school districts offer students the opportunity to earn the equivalent of at least 12 hours of college credit. As a result, dual-credit enrollment swelled from slightly below 80,000 students in 2008 to over 151,000 this past school year. 

This is why a draft report presented to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board analyzing dual-credit programs in Texas from 2001 to 2015 is so disquieting. The report found that the programs have barely moved the needle on college enrollment and performance. In addition, minority and low-income students are less likely to enroll in the courses and more apt to struggle with the rigors of college work. Continue reading

0352_Aug. 10, 2018_Truth in American Education (TAE)_School Leaders Weigh in on Civics Education — by Stan Vander Hart

Donna Jack
August 10, 2018

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From: Henry W. Burke <hwburke@cox.net>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 3:16 PM
Subject: TAE — School Leaders Weigh In on Civics Education — by Shane Vander Hart

TRUTH IN AMERICAN EDUCATION

School Leaders Weigh In on Civics Education

https://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2018/07/school-leaders-weigh-in-on-civics-education/

JULY 5, 2018 

BY SHANE VANDER HART

I read through an Education Week Research Center report on Civics Education based on a survey of 524 principals, assistant principals, and other school-based leaders paints a dismal picture. I wanted to highlight some of the findings and then share some thoughts.

Here are some of the findings: Continue reading