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Militarizing schools: San Diego school district now has mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle

MRAP
© Liberty Blitzkrieg
Many of our nation's sheriffs have been brainwashed that America is a "war zone" so all of our police departments (even for towns of less than 4,000 people) apparently need mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles - which basically look like tanks - straight off the battlefields of Afghanistan.

Though the vehicles cost nearly $750,000, many police departments across the nation have acquired their very own MRAP tanks for pennies on the dollar (and sometimes free) from the Pentagon's controversial surplus program that seeks to dump military equipment into America's neighborhoods.

Now the indoctrination inside our classrooms can compete with the indoctrination on the school's front lawn that America is such a police state war zone, it's totally normal for a school district to also require a tank.

School districts. Are getting. Tanks.

Comment: Now that the police forces in many cities are fully armed with military style equipment, the Pentagon has moved to the schools. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the PTB view US citizens as the enemy and are arming themselves to the teeth, probably preparing for mass unrest as people are becoming fed-up with the police state. The elites are also preparing for looming chaos due to economic collapse and disruptions due to severe earth changes.

Sheeple

Protestors carry unconscious woman to cops for help, cops open fire with tear gas & rubber bullets

"She's having a heart attack! She's having a heart attack! She needs help!"

Ferguson, Mo. - After the grand jury decision, the police, in an extremely callous and brutal move, opened fire with rubber bullet and tear gas on a group carrying an unconscious woman to the police line looking for help during a protest.

The stunning video, by Tim Pool, shows a group as they approach the police line shouting,
"She's having a heart attack! She's having a heart attack! She needs help!"
But rather than lending needed assistance, officers begin firing rubber bullets at them from a shotgun, followed up by volleys of tear gas.

Is this the type of behavior we should expect from those sworn to uphold the law?

This looks to be simply another lesson that over militarized cops are nothing but agents of repression that are trained to be aggressive and dole out punishment, not assist citizens in need of help.
Gold Seal

Trauma dog "Hawk" helps 7yo child abuse victim testify in Calgary court

trauma dog
© CBC
Hawk was requested in the courtroom by the Crown prosecutor of a sexual assault trial involving testimony by a young girl.
A trauma dog helped an alleged sexual assault victim as the young girl testified in a criminal trial - a Canadian first seen in a Calgary courtroom Tuesday.

The seven-year-old's father is charged with sexual assault with a weapon and forcible confinement involving the child and his wife.

"I do have a secret," said the girl who cannot be identified. "It's the whole reason I'm in foster care. It's about what my dad did."

Visible on a screen in the courtroom, the girl sat in a remote witness room beside Hawk - the three-year-old Labrador retriever specially trained to work with the victim assistance unit of the Calgary Police Service.

Hawk helps support witnesses and victims of crime, especially children.

Comment: What a genius idea! For a child who has learned no reason to trust -- betrayed by the person who should protect her and make her feel safe -- a strange human would do nothing to create a safe environment. Doggies to the rescue! What would we do without them?

Books

"Class Dismissed": New film promotes homeschooling

Class Dismissed, a new full-length documentary film about homeschooling, was screened in the Boston area on December 1, having already been seen by sold out audiences in November on the West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland). It explores the rapidly growing homeschool movement - its challenges and great successes. I was informed about it by my old friend and "unschooling" pioneer Pat Farenga, who appears briefly in the film. He described it in an e-mail:
Class Dismissed follows one family's quest to better their children's lives by pulling them out of one of the highest-rated schools in L.A. Parents Rachel and Todd are frustrated by the rigid state-imposed standards of the modern educational system and hope 21st century technology and new research will provide a means for their two daughters to earn a quality education outside the modern school system. They quickly discover that they must overcome long-standing assumptions about education and face the social ramifications of their bold experiment.

Comment: The homeschooling movement is growing as more parents and children realize the futile attempts of main stream education's attempt to create "slaves" for the corporate state.

Bad Guys

Psychopathic Arizona pastor predicts 'AIDS-free Christmas' if all gays are killed, as God (aka Devil) commands

Steven Anderson
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Pastor Steven Anderson
A Baptist pastor in Tempe, Arizona called for the mass extermination of LGBT people on Sunday in a sermon entitled "AIDS: The Judgement of God."

In the sermon, which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday from Faithful Word Baptist Church, Pastor Steven Anderson said that God has ordered in the scriptures that gays should be killed, and that if humanity wants to have an "AIDS-free world by Christmas," he said, that's what should be done.

"Turn to Leviticus 20:13," he says in the video, "because I actually discovered the cure for AIDS."

Comment: Someone lock this man up! What type of god kills his own children, even if he dislikes some of his children's actions? Only the 'devil' and his followers would do something like that.

Handcuffs

NYC grand jury doesn't indict NYPD officer accused in chokehold death of Eric Garner

© AFP/Timothy A. Clary
A New York City grand jury has decided not to indict the New York Police Department officer accused of killing a Staten Island man by putting him in an illegal chokehold. The NYPD is now preparing for more protests stemming from the decision.

Early Wednesday afternoon, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post all reported that a grand jury declined to indict the officer.

Although the special grand jury declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the white officer accused of strangling Garner, who was black, the police department can still reprimand Pantaleo under a basic rule that loosely states if an officer does anything to embarrass the department, then they can be disciplined.

"It's sad if they take that position," Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, told Staten Island Live. "I'd be surprised and a bit disappointed if he was used as a political pawn to appease the community."
© Via twitter@aliwatkins
The incident occurred on July 17, when at least five New York Police Department officers took 43-year-old Eric Garner, a Staten Island father of six, to the ground in an attempted arrest on Staten Island. One put Garner in a chokehold that caused Garner - who suffered from asthma - to lose consciousness and reportedly go into cardiac arrest. He was declared dead at a nearby hospital.

The Staten Island District Attorney's Office convened the grand jury in September, but did not announced the list of potential charges against Pantaleo. But prosecutors outside the district told ABC News that the range could have included second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, felony assault or reckless endangerment. Legal experts and former prosecutors had said that, despite the medical examiner's ruling the death a homicide, murder charges were unlikely, the New York Times reported.

Comment: The chokehold of death for (allegedly) selling cigarettes illegally? Completely outrageous! The police are completely out of control and have been given the license to kill YOU. In a police state, they are just doing their jobs...

Attention

The US' most dangerous nuclear reactor in south Florida in partial shutdown due to steam leaks

turkey point reactor shutdown
Perhaps the most dangerous nuclear reactor in the U.S. is in partial shutdown following the discovery of a steam leak.

South Florida's ailing Turkey Point nuclear power station is in the news again, with Unit 4, one of its two reactors, taken offline Sunday due to a steam leak, according to a Dec. 1st update released by Industrial Info Resources online. Conspicuously, as of the writing of this article, there is no indication that this highly concerning event has received mainstream media coverage.

In a recent report, Is Miami on the Brink of a Nuclear Disaster?, we discussed the imminent possibility of a Fukushima-style meltdown at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point facility, only 41 miles south of Miami near Homestead; a reactor so primitively designed that it uses a 168-mile network of open air canals to cool it's ancient reactors (built in 1972), reminiscent of a Medieval moat system.

Comment: The US is littered with aging nuclear reactors, and it was reported that all of them have irreparable safety issues. Worse, there are 15 nuclear reactors on the New Madrid fault line, but you won't be hearing about any of this as the media has been suppressing news regarding these dangers since Fukushima. It might be wise to know about protective measures against radiation poisoning, because you can be assured the MSM won't bother to inform anyone of the dangers posed by such radiation leaks:

Protect Yourself from Radiation: Take Vitamin C Daily, Take Responsibility For Yourselves

DMSO: The Antidote for Radiation Poisoning

Treatments for Nuclear Contamination

Iodine Treatments for Radiation Exposure

Greenmedinfo.com - Radioprotective

USA

America's Children: The trials of growing up in a police state

"It's been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby, and he's still covered in burns. There's still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs. After breaking down the door, throwing my husband to the ground, and screaming at my children, the officers - armed with M16s - filed through the house like they were playing war. They searched for drugs and never found any.

I heard my baby wailing and asked one of the officers to let me hold him. He screamed at me to sit down and shut up and blocked my view, so I couldn't see my son. I could see a singed crib. And I could see a pool of blood. The officers yelled at me to calm down and told me my son was fine, that he'd just lost a tooth. It was only hours later when they finally let us drive to the hospital that we found out Bou Bou was in the intensive burn unit and that he'd been placed into a medically induced coma." - Alecia Phonesavanh, the mother of Baby Bou Bou
School Lockdown
© www.dcclothesline.com
After a year dominated with news of police shootings of unarmed citizens (including children), SWAT team raids gone awry, photo ops of militarized police shouldering assault rifles while perched on top of armored vehicles, and reports on how the police are using asset forfeiture laws to pad their pockets with luxury cars, cash and other expensive toys, I find myself wrestling with the question: how do you prepare a child for life in the American police state, especially when it comes to interactions with police?

Do you parrot the government line, as the schools do, that police officers are community helpers who are to be trusted and obeyed at all times? Do you caution them to steer clear of a police officer, warning them that any interactions could have disastrous consequences? Or is there some happy medium between the two that, while being neither fairy tale nor horror story, can serve as a cautionary tale for young people who will encounter police at virtually every turn?

Children are taught from an early age that there are consequences for their actions. Hurt somebody, lie, steal, cheat, etc., and you will get punished. But how do you explain to a child that a police officer can shoot someone who was doing nothing wrong and get away with it? That a cop can lie, steal, cheat, or kill and still not be punished?

Kids understand accidents: sometimes drinks get spilled, dishes get broken, people slip and fall and hurt themselves, or you bump into someone without meaning to, and they get hurt. As long as it wasn't intentional and done with malice, you forgive them and you move on. Police shootings of unarmed people - of children and old people and disabled people - can't just be shrugged off as accidents, however.

Aiyana Jones was no accident. The 7-year-old was killed after a Detroit SWAT team launched a flash-bang grenade into her family's apartment, broke through the door and opened fire, hitting the little girl who was asleep on the living room couch. The cops weren't even in the right apartment.
Arrow Down

Better to be poor in Nigeria - teens in Baltimore face worse conditions

poor kids baltimore
© Reuters/Lee Celano
A global study of adolescents from low-income neighborhoods revealed that teenagers from Baltimore, a city located just 40 miles from the US capital, are faring worse than their counterparts in Nigeria.

Many people tend to associate child poverty with desperate scenes out of Africa or India. But according to a recent WAVE study, an international survey that examined the living conditions of 15-19 year olds in poor areas in Baltimore, Shanghai, Johannesburg, New Delhi and Ibadan (third largest city in Nigeria), the problem is much closer to home than many people realize.

In the five neighborhoods examined in the study, poverty was the common thread that linked these culturally diverse locations. Differences among the teens in these urban areas became obvious, however, when it came to how they perceived their state of well-being.

Teens from Baltimore and Johannesburg, South Africa, viewed their communities more negatively than the other locations in the study.

Comment: Notice this study makes no active recommendations for improving the lives of these children. A psychopathic elite would take this study and think "Perception is the key? All we need to do is brainwash them things are better." This worked for a long time, but the cracks in the illusion are becoming bigger every day.

Light Saber

Middle school girl disciplined for refusing weigh-in in front of her class

schoolgirl weight issues
© The Des Moines Register
Iowa middle school student Ireland Hobert-Hochtold
A physical fitness assessment program is under scrutiny after a middle school student in Iowa refused to be weighed in front of her classmates.

During a check-up in her physical education class, Ireland Hobert-Hochtold told her teacher that she didn't want to take part in the FitnessGram program, a fitness measurement tool her school has used for at least four years.

Ireland's decision landed her in the principal's office.

"I don't feel like it's [the school's] business," Ireland told the Des Moines Register. "I feel like it's my doctor and my mom and my own business - or maybe not even my own, because I don't need to know that right now."

The FitnessGram program, which has been in existence since 1982, assesses six areas of health-related fitness - including body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and aerobic capacity. Once physical education teachers conduct tests, they measure scores using the Healthy Fitness Zone standards. School administrators use the reports in letters addressed to parents that explain the importance of physical activity and outline "areas for improvement."

Comment: Another example of interference from the 'nanny state'. Instead of supporting the nation's health with sensible measure like banning GMO's, and having effective food inspection systems, useless programs such as FitnessGram are brought in. Tellingly, the board running this boondoggle is a hotbed of one-percenters.

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