Monthly Archives: February 2007

Political Opinions Banned in Classroom?

by Michael Hall

One state is in the process of moving one step closer to that Orwellian Society that we all fear, but we know will eventually come to fruition.

Lawmakers in Arizona are proposing legislation that would prohibit “any instructor in a public school or college from advocating or opposing a political candidate or one side of a social, political, or cultural issue that is part of a partisan debate.”

While supporters feel the law will help students in disagreements with their instructors, opponents say that the bill will “discourage instructors from leading discussions and debates on controversial issues.”

Senate Majority Leader Thayer Verschoor, the politician who wrote the bill, is quoted in the Associated Press as saying: “In any class, any issue could be discussed as long as the instructor is neutral on the issue and not telling you what your conclusion should be.”

While the senator’s statement seems reassuring, it is possible that this legislation, if passed, could highly restrict any flow of political opinions in our nation’s schools.

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Headlines 02-23-07

GENCOB ELECTION UPDATE: Vilsack drops out of presidential race Visit the GenCob Election Page for more info
What Would You Do if Bush Declared Martial Law?

An editorial in the New York Times yesterday pointed out, for those of us who didn’t realize it, that the Bush administration had inserted two provisions into last October’s defense budget bill that would make it easier to declare martial law in the US.

Clinton, Obama mix it up verbally

The two front-runners in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination traded jabs Wednesday over remarks made by a Hollywood mogul and a powerful South Carolina lawmaker.

North American Union “Conspiracy” Exposed

A top Democratic Party foreign policy specialist said on Friday that a “very small group” of conservatives is unfairly accusing him of being at the center of a “vast conspiracy” to implement the idea of a “North American Union” by “stealth.”Clinton, Obama camps mix it up verbally

A Study in North American Union

Oregon Senate Introduces Anti-NAU Resolution

Oregon State Flagby Djehuty

For those of you who are unaware, the sovereignty of the United States is at risk.  Yes, that’s right.  Lawmakers in Congress are pushing for the Security and Prosperity Partnership Act (SPP) that would essentially create a union between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  This is a reality and it is happening right now.  Lou Dobbs, for one, has spoken extensively about this covert congressional measure that would end America as we know it.  Such an act will create a superstate, such as the European Union, and is a necessary stepping stone for the New World Order. 

While there seems to be plenty of proponents for the North American Union in Washingtion and in the corporate sector, state legislatures are still fighting for our constitutionally-protected right as a sovereign nation.  Lawmakers in Oregon are introducing legislation that will urge the United States Congress to withdraw from any further agreements with the SPP.  An excerpt of the resolution reads:

Be It Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon:
That we, the members of the Seventy-fourth Legislative Assembly, respectfully request that the Congress of the United States withdraw the United States from further participation in the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and other activities that advance, authorize, fund or promote the creation of a North American Union.

Political Opinions Banned in Classroom?

by Djehuty

One state is in the process of moving one step closer to that Orwellian Society that we all fear, but we know will eventually come to fruition. 

Lawmakers in Arizona are proposing legislation that would prohibit “any instructor in a public school or college from advocating or opposing a political candidate or one side of a social, political, or cultural issue that is part of a partisan debate.”

While supporters feel the law will help students in disagreements with their instructors, opponents say that the bill will “discourage instructors from leading discussions and debates on controversial issues.”

Senate Majority Leader Thayer Verschoor, the politician who wrote the bill, is quoted in the Associated Press as saying: “In any class, any issue could be discussed as long as the instructor is neutral on the issue and not telling you what your conclusion should be.”

While the senator’s statement seems reassuring, it is possible that this legislation, if passed, could highly restrict any flow of political opinions in our nation’s schools.

Click Here to Read the Article

RFID Powder?

by Djehuty

Yep, you read that right. RFID chips now come in poweder form, 0.05mm x 0.05mm to be exact. The new chips are 64 times smaller than the previous record holder, the 0.4mm x 0.4mm mu-chips, and nine times smaller than Hitachi’s last year prototype, and yet still make room for a 128-bit ROM that can store a unique 38-digit ID number

Planned to debut in 2 to 3 years, these granule-like chips will most likely be used in anti-counterfeiting applications.

It is unlikely, especially at this level of technology, that these chips could be used effectively on living entities. However, this advancement does raise a lot of possibilities, and privacy concerns as well.

New Orleans revisited

Guest Article by Dan Kellum

Just got back from New Orleans! That place has a long time until recovery. Looks like I will be running back and forth for the next few months helping out rebuilding the town. Hope you all will be fine.

As I drive through the town I am amazed at how little seems to be done. It is like a ghost town after a war, weird. I don’t know how people cope with so much death and destruction. Sometimes we all need to help someone in this life to realize who we are inside.

I am very heartbroken when I see the pain in that city, not just the pain from rebuilding but the pain of being forgotten. Outsiders do not understand or want to know the real story of New Orleans. People have to deal with so much loss, their families, friends and even their own body parts from infection and disease.

This would explain some of the aggression you see but the New Orleans police. The police there are at times brutal, they don’t play nice. Be carefull if you are planning to visit the Big Easy. It’s not easy no more.