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The Indiana State Legislature is following Wisconsin’s lead.

The R's pushing Union-busting and the D's walking out. Yowza. Our Democratic "Socialist" Governor, Hickenlooper, is looking at cutting public school K-12 budgets. BUT.... Nobody's talking about the R.T. phrase. As in, Really and Truly pay the damn bills. Industry makes beaucoup bux off having educated workers and public transportation and the niceties of a civilized society being available to everybody. Especially the workers who ultimately pay the highest tax, it's called Corporate Profit Margins and it's exacted on us without representation. No Official representation, that is, we still have plenty of police protection from the onerous task of Freedom, actually being allowed to pool our resources, our lives and our labor in collective bargaining in order to assure us an equitable wage, one that allows us to be paid at least what it costs US to produce our labor for the profit of the Rich. In Texas it's already illegal. We have to sacrifice OUR quality of life, OUR retirement, OUR health care and that of our children and grandchildren for generations to come, or so the Tea Party Anti Tax Crusaders tell us. Insuring continued profits for the Parasite Class on the backs of the Working Class, as always. The mill-workers backside fits the office chair far better than the mill-owners hand fits the shovel.

Proof Positive that Privatized Parochial Education is Inferior.

The Colorado Springs Christian Schools is hosting a fundraiser, $250 a seat at the banquet, in April, where they intend to award George W Bush, Decider-in-Thief, the Lion's Heart Award. They're giving that cowardly murdering PUKE a medal for being "Courageous". And to add Blasphemy to Insult, they're doing it in the name of Christ. Why not have our own banquet, across the street from The Broadmoor, (of course it's the Broadmoor) invite him to receive the Horses-ass award, serve ChickenHawk Supreme and weenies. I bet he would be too yellow to come to that banquet. Maybe if CSCS actually focused on REAL education rather than Fascist Indoctrination, they would realize that one thing Richard Coeur de Leon and GW have in common is being sponsors of State Terrorism, bankrupting their home countries to fight Middle East wars involving babykilling , torture, murder of prisoners of war and other War Crimes. What they don't have in common is Richard Lionheart actually put his own life on the line to commit his murders. Not necessarily brave, murderers never are, but at least he wasn't a craven coward like Bush.

Paradigm, Buzzword, Keyword, and persuasion

Paradigm is a "consciousness" term. One of the best known ways to demonstrate it is visually, not verbally, there's a really famous illustration of three forms, if looked at one way, the form in the middle would be the first thing you see, a lamp with a fancy shade. Looking at it from the two side forms it's two human faces close to each other. I think but could be wrong, it's part of the Rorschach series. Much like when we look at clouds, and see faces in them, or animals, flowers, sometimes extremely profound abstract concepts. But whatever we see is a projection of what we were looking to find anyway. Fear or hope, love or hate, friend or foe, food or poison, human faces or lamp. In European Celtic lore the moon has the face of a man, in Japan it's a rabbit. Abstract the paradigm a little, with the faces in the original, are they arguing, speaking words of wisdom, about to kiss? Advertising companies need the psychological data from mass sources, years ago it would take, well, years... to form a basic paradigm from data collected around the world. And then modify it as needed. Which would also take considerably longer than it does now, each modification taking between a week or a year. Now, with Twitter especially, web logs and Facebook, which could be described in advertising terms as "Weblog Lite", we (or more importantly "they" whoever "they" are on any particular day) can analyze with a fair amount of accuracy what the people across the world are thinking on any subject, simply by counting the occurrences of any given word or short phrase. Key Words. If the keywords show up steadily over the course of a normal work day, 8 hours would be a good arbitrary starting point, they become "Trending" keywords. Using those trending keywords in the short term could make huge differences in Capitalist Stock Exchanges because you can literally buy or sell an entire nation's production within those 8 hours. Knowing what words are most interesting to most people, at least from the representative sample of words used on the internet, can show you which products, services or concepts people are most willing to buy within those 8 hours. From the point of view or "base paradigm" of an independent grocery store owner, who purchases a week or month in advance, the keywords have to trend for whatever his spending cycle is, a week, two weeks, a month.. People in marketing literally sell their own lives because in order to succeed they have to buy other peoples thoughts and then resell them. They HAVE to live on what other people are saying. In 1925, Aldous Huxley wrote a short novel, "Brave New World", where he didn't mention things that were on the verge of becoming technical reality, like the Television, Nuclear Explosives, antibiotics, reliable chemical birth control, or advances in

Thank God for Hoam Skewl.

With a courtesy tip o' the fedora to somebody who calls himself "israel fucking rules" (what is that, a neo-nazi porn site, telling us how to have sex Israeli style? You know, their sex rules...) Dudes, I know you can't read really fast so I'll write this really slowly. Warmongering is a very bad thing. Israel does Warmongering. That means, and I am sure you didn't learn this in the Hoam Skewl books, they sell war. Literally. Not every Israeli and really not even most. We know this because we weren't Hoam Skewled. We learned such Intelekshul stuff like Math. I was going to write Mathematics but y'all are only semi-literate so I had to shorten it. The Leader of the Israeli branch of the Bank of Blood Money, Benjamin Netanyahu, who also has Messianic dreams, didn't get even 30% of the vote in their last elections and had to team up with other Right Wing Freak candidates to get a bigger Minority than the other Minority coalitions. For those of our visitors who are Hoam Skewled, that means he personally got less than three out of every ten votes. I had to keep it under ten because otherwise you would have to take off your boots to figure it out. He also had to team up, again, with people who HATE blacks, American Liberals, Jewish Liberals, American Jewish Liberals and Arabs, not necessarily in that order, even more than he does. We're talking about the Israeli version of extremists who would stone women for wearing a skirt that's above the knees. They make the Likud party look like liberals. Netanyahu acts more like the Real-Deal Nazis than the American Neo-Nazis do. The American skins usually limit themselves to a 5 on 1 stomp-down on any black, jew, hispanic, longhair white boy or Native American they catch walking alone late at night, after their punk bars close and they're good and sloppy drunk enough to get brave enough to jump somebody even at those odds. And, they vote Republican straight ticket. Only now they call themselves the Tea Party and Minutemen instead of Republican. The Israeli Nazis like Netanyahu do what Hitler did, it's not an exact match but there was a portion of Warsaw, Poland, the Jewish part of town, called the ghetto. It's where the name comes from. With the help of Polish Nazis the German Nazis turned it into a prison much like Gaza has been turned into a ghetto-prison by the policies Netanyahu keeps going. He wasn't the first racist hate freak in the world and unfortunately, won't be the last. He also isn't the only one who is both ethnically and religiously Jewish who is a Hate Freak. He hides his Nazi ways behind a cloak of "You can't call ME a Nazi, because I'm Jewish and that means that I can't possibly hate anybody except Blacks, Arabs, Liberal Jews, Liberal Americans, Liberal American Jews, and anybody else I can think of before my small brain gets too full to

Obama breaks truth to widows: Miners died as Corporate Slaves, get used to it

Not really. He said they died in pursuit of a better life. But since the Coal Companies and other Corporate owners of West Virginia aren't going to actually invest anything in developing some other way for the people who live there to survive, and the people have not nearly enough opportunity to build their own enterprises, it IS a cycle of corporate slavery. The Horatio Alger and Ragged Dick rags-to-riches stories were Bullshit when they were first published, and still are today. The Mine Workers union song popularized by "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, 16 Tons, says it more realistically. "you load 16 tons what do ya get? Another day older and deeper in debt St Peter don'cha call me cause I can't go I owe my soul to the Company Store." The same people who lobby hard against Unions and fair wages, lobby for "Tort Reform" meaning a Landlord's Lien not only on your possessions, should you default on your lease, but a period of bond-service, debt slavery, should you default. The Mining corporations, in particular, used this as a way of keeping the workers docile. The Company Store, just that, the only way you could get groceries or clothing or any other necessities of life was to purchase them from a commissary owned by the Company. Your lodgings were also owned by the Company. A rigged system where you always owed the Boss for the privilege of working for him. Paid less than you're forced to spend to survive. Try to leave and you get a warrant for your arrest under the Fugitive Laws, have the equivalent of Dog the Bounty Hunter chasing you down, putting you into the County Prison to work out your debt. In a county that's owned by, you guessed it, your Loving Employer. America is sliding backward into that quagmire of Corporate Dictatorship. The saddest part, many of the miners and their families actually eat that crap up with a spoon, the Corporate Lies that they're working for a better future and for their freedom, and that of their children. It's a shameful thing for ONE political party to pay homage to that Blatant Lie. For ALL of the three largest political parties in America, Democratic, Republican, and Tea Parties, to pander to that meaningless CRAP is beyond shameful. Maybe he simply misspoke, and was off by one letter, they were working for a bItter life.

Hysterical Revisionist Virginia Tea Party attempts another test of Anti-Smart Bomb Strategy, EPIC FAIL!

As we approach the Sesquicentennial (150 years) of the Civil War (massive contradiction in terms) the Commonwealth of Virginia attempted to pass off a "Confederate History Month" with no mention whatsodamnever of slavery. Even with decades of attempting to show that display of the Confederate Southern Cross battle flag (not an official confederate national flag, incidentally) is somehow not a symbol of Racism.   (These colors don't run... A God-Damn thing.) The slogan "Not Hate - Heritage!!" is on posters, tee-shirts, bumper stickers, pasted onto Bibles, whatever and wherever. Pure Chumba-Wumba. "Sure, we don't hate us no Nigras, we just feel y'all are so inferior to us that we can deprive you of liberty directly from birth, just on account of the color of your skin" Due to the institutionalized "right" for the slave "owners" to RAPE any one of the slaves they wished at any time, unless a Black American is a recent immigrant from Africa, he's got Confederate heritage too. They've been teaching, for generations, that the Confederacy wasn't about Slavery, that it was "States' Rights"... Meaning, the state has the right to spend Public Money, and use State police and court powers, to the direct benefit of Private Corporations who systematically denied Liberty to Human Beings, based on the color of their skin. And they're STILL trying to push off this Racist Lie as being real. It has a double edge to it, first the Rich Bastards who would profit from another civil war, or think they would, believe that Black and Hispanic and Indian Southerners will be STUPID enough to ignore the history, much of it very recent, of Racism openly displayed alongside the Confederate battle flag. They also believe that WHITE Southerners will be retarded enough to believe it, so, y'all rednecks, guess what? The slavery cartel think YOU are stupid too. Now, here's the fun part. The Governor of Virginia, and the Governor of Texas, both have loudly threatened to secede over the pure Arrogance of a Black man bucking THEIR system and actually being elected President. They deny it, but then, they deny that Slavery was the reason for secession and for the Confederacy and for the Civil War. To use a Jewish saying, they're pissing on our collective leg and saying that it's rain. But the Citizens of the Commonwealth, a HUGE bloc of voters, who voted in the 70 MILLION voter bloc who rejected the Racist Regime of Bush and his annointed replacement Sarah Failin' and John McInsane... forced the newly elected governor (the one who is supposedly a rejection of the Black President by the same voters) to concede on this. So, will Texas, and Virginia, and Tennessee, etc.. actually Secede? Fat Chance. The last time Texas seceded the black and hispanic and Native American Indians didn't have the vote, were forbidden by law to own firearms, and the Blacks were forbidden under pain of well, PAIN to learn to read, and the death penalty for anybody who TAUGHT slaves to read. They continued this "Not Hate" tradition

America is not a “white” nation

Well now... an apparently Southern person wrote in response to an article about the Tea-Baggers and Other Klan Affiliates espousing Hate Crimes against black American PEOPLE, under the banners of the Failed Confederate States, that "you are an Idiot" and saying something about the "palling around with terrorists" badly disproved Tea Party Rhetoric. And then saying that the Southern States will secede along with Alaska. And of course all Southerners are going to agree to this, Right? Allow me to remind you of a few things... The South has changed quite a bit since you Racist Retards decided you were going to take your toys and leave, miffed because a Yankee from Illinois of Mixed Race (what, you didn't hear that part in Texas History? Abraham Lincoln was from an ethnic group called Malargeons, and was often said to be Negro. Of course, in Modern Southern classrooms the Lies from the Last Secession movement about States Rights are more prevalent than saying it was about race) was Elected President and was going to attempt a major bit of Reform which put Human Rights above property "rights" in the case of the "right" to keep Human Beings as property. The secessionists won't have the votes to do it. Same reason they didn't have the votes to stop America from electing Barack Obama to be President. America isn't a "white" nation and neither are any of the states. What would you do, Secessionists, to force the Black and Hispanic AMERICANS in "your" states to either join you in secession or get out? Would you get the White Sheets out of grandpa's closet and ride out lynching anybody who didn't go along with the idea? That's what the Confederacy did the first time, and the only reason they could get it to work TEMPORARILY was the fact that the blacks were held in slavery and deliberately kept ignorant, not allowed to learn to so much as read on pain of beatings and death. They were also kept unarmed. Do you seriously believe that you'll be able to peddle that same kind of shit today? Take all the Tea-Baggers in Texas and descend on ONE Black American enclave, maybe Polytechnic Heights or Stop Six in Ft Worth, maybe South Oak Cliff in Dallas or 5th Ward in Houston. Or the equally hated-by-the-Tea-Party-and-other-Klan-groups Hispanics, the ones who your Stupid Loudmouth Leaders Beck and Limbaugh were confidently predicting would vote against Barack Obama because the Fox News Retards calculated them to be every bit as stupidly racist as the Tea-Baggers. Go to Segundo Barrio in El Paso with that shit. Tell them you're taking over completely in Texas. See how long you would last. Try the same thing in Birmingham Alabama, see how far you get with that. See, in order for your "we're going to take all our toys and go home" snivelly little Tantrum to work, you would have to have unanimous support. You won't get it. Just like you didn't "get" the idea that

Barack pledges to continue Republican Dunce Plan for privatizing Public Schools

The Democrats pledged today to keep the Republican implementation of 'No Child Left Behind' intact, and as a result the nation's corporate media is aglow celebrating the supposed great wisdom of Barack's not so new Education Dunce Plan. Key points of Obama's speech outlined that he would continue the previous efforts of the Republican dismantling of the public education system in our country, and continue the privatization of schools. Let's take a look at what was encouraged in Obama's speech... 1) More charter schools, less public ones. This is the key element of the previous run Republican plans to privatize education for young kids. It means less secular education, and more religious. It means money will go to make public schools nastier so that parents then feel obligated to move their kids into the religious and/or corporate 'charter' ones. 2) More testing of teachers to see if they are onboard this privatization program. If not, they get the axe under the guise of personally not meeting standards. They call this a 'merit standard' where teachers teaching in more difficult circumstances will get increased pressure, less administrative support than the already negligible support they are receiving, and more pressure from the top to perform (read conform). This is a measure by Barack to break the teacher's unions, who are and would continue to be the strongest bloc opposed to further privatization of US education. 3) Yet more nonsensical 'testing' time for kids in place of actually educating them. More CSAP (as the Fed Mandated standardized testing is called here in Colorado) for the parent saps that think that Barack is doing something different now. Note*** each state has their own name for these Fed mandated tests, though they are basically all the exact same. Scientifically, one can measure and see that this mandatory testing has solved none of the US educational problems since its implementation by the Bush Klan, but there is no science behind this mandatory testing anyway. Still Barack wants to do more of it on your kids. As usual, there is a lot of prettification of this reactionary agenda by the Democratic Party, most of it with $$$$$ signs attached to some promised trinkets ahead. We'd be donkeys with dollar signs hanging in front of our snouts to buy this stuff, wouldn't we? Unfortunately, the Democratic party voters often are literal dumb donkeys when it comes to getting on board this sort of dressing up of Republican ideas done for them by their DP polis. To see an example of the corporate daily press sell of this further privatization plan of Barack Obama for public education, go to Canada's most important paper and read their editorial cheerleading- Obama's revolutionary reform of U.S. education. And for some 'read it and weep' commentary, go see how even supposed American commies are even pushing for

Obama’s slam Duncan of public education

It seems that the 'Change' President and basketball player, Barack Obama, has picked another Basketball jock like himself to head up National Education policy? In choosing Arne Duncan for the post, Barack Obama slam Dunkan-ed the Chicago community organizing group, Parents United for Responsible Education, with an Aspen Institute prodigy who specializes in closing down public schools and then reopening them as privatized 'charter schools'. No wonder Pastor Rick Warren will be at the Inaugural Ceremony performing for BO, because this is the favored program of the Religious Right that would have religion put back in schools forcefully, using public tax monies to get it done. Barack is on board this program, and so is Harvard Basketball jock Arne. Who is this Arne really? He is a guy who has never been a teacher, and get this! ... he has a degree in Sociology! That would get me and you a job at about $13/hr, but Arne got his Sociology Degree at Harvard. Add some extra points, because he paid some extra dollars for that degree. PLUS, he's added on some honorary credentials from other elite outfits, too, including a 'Doctor of Laws' degree from Lake Forest College. Wkipedia tells us that Most (if not all) U.S. universities that award the degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.), award it only as an honorary degree. Read.... big shots are given it for free, this degree. But that would not be enough alone to have gotten Barack Obama to pick the guy for Education Boss. The fact is, that Arne Duncan was one of Harvard's greatest basketball Stars! Oh the alumni! Oh, and there's more! Arne plays BB games with Barrack in Chicago! Never has cronyism been so narrowed! The impact of Obama's slam dunk of public education with this sorry choice of exHarvard BB Star Duncan, is more than just an indication of how Barack Obama wants to do yet more with the 'No Child Left Behind' sort of privatization mish mash of the Dubya years, but is also an indicator of how little real public heath care we shall see in the cards in the years ahead. After all, if you think that privatizing public education is a good thing, then it is not going to mean that this 'Change' BB Dude will be ready to change the already privatized American Health Care System for the better either. No way! He'll just put a basketball jock, this time from Yale, perhaps?, in charge of Medicine. First the Boss would have to be vetted by the Aspen Institute or some other elite ruling class money laundering outfit like them though. Then slam dunk Health Care. It looks deadly. Yes, it's going to be corruption as usual in the Education Department and one doesn't need a

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