Sunday, March 22, 2015

Full Disclosure - Hon. Paul T Hellyer

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
Full Disclosure / Government
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Summary by Paul Hellyer on the major problems we face.

Hon. Paul T Hellyer important, heartfelt message to the world; "We have been given a few months, not years.....We are the ones destined to write our own history"

Former Defence Minister of Canada talks about urgent issues we face today, and how we can act on them as individuals, with a common coal of freedom and truth.

Source: Modern Knowledge

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Common Core & The Weaponization of Education

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
Education / Government
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On this edition of DTRH Popeye welcomes back to the broadcast good friend, researcher, whistle-blower, and author Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt. The two of them go deep into the matrix tonight to discuss: Common Core; The Weaponization of Education; The Dumbing Down of Society; Agenda 21; The Declaration of Interdependence; The One World Government Agenda; The Global Road To Ruin DVD Box Set, and more. This is another powerful broadcast with Charlotte you don't want to miss.

Source: Down The Rabbit Hole w/ Popeye

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Our World, ISIS and Climate Change

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
Comedy / Current Events
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A comedic look at our world, how the news is covered by media and the government.


Source: ChangeDeChannel

Monthly Treasury Statement

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman
Treasury Budget / Deficit
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The budget estimates provided in Tables 2 and 3 are based on the FY 2016 Budget, which was released by the Office of Management and Budget on February 2, 2015.
Outlays for Military active duty and retirement, Veteran’s benefits, and Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare payments to Health Maintenance.
Organizations and prescription drug plans, were accelerated into January because February 1, 2015, the normal payment day was a non-business day; the comparable March 1, 2015, payments were accelerated into February because that normal payment date also fell on a non-business day.

Source: US Treasury

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Executive Cabinet Veto of R50-70: Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman
Flags / Higher Education
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 The University of California a few days after the passage of Resolution R50-70 vetoed the measure.
Executive Cabinet Veto of R50-70

We the Executive Cabinet of the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine convened on March 7th, 2015 to officially veto ASUCI Legislative Council legislation R50-70, “Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity”. We engage in this action to veto under the constitutional authority granted to us under Article V, Section B, Sub-Section 2 of the ASUCI Constitution stating:

“Vetoing, as seen fit, any measures adopted by the Legislative Council, provided such an action be exercised only once per measure, and within six (6) days from the date of the measure being passed, after which time, the measure shall become legislation with or without the Executive Cabinet’s approval.”

We fundamentally disagree with the actions taken by ASUCI Legislative Council and their passage of R50-70 as counter to the ideals that allow us to operate as an autonomous student government organization with the freedoms of speech and expression associated with it. It is these very symbols that represent our constitutional rights that have allowed for our representative creation and our ability to openly debate all ranges of issues and pay tribute to how those liberties were attained.

As students in an academic institution we encourage all students on campus to participate in open debate about a wide array of issues and to actively engage in academic curiosity, which lies at the backbone of a preeminent academic research institution. It is this freedom to be able to navigate and explore topics on a wide range of issues that we see at risk if we begin to engage in a particular form of regulation of free speech and its expression through symbols in any space associated with our organization.

We as well want to reaffirm our commitment to diversity as a campus in all aspects and ideals associated with it. The concept of inclusion and diversity is a core pillar in the mission of University of California system and we wish to continue to work to have these important discussions of what our campus is doing to make this a priority.

Signed:

ASUCI Executive Cabinet
Even the Administration of the University had this statement:

The statement below is from the UCI Administration
Earlier this week, six undergraduate members of the UCI’s student-government Legislative Council passed a bill that bans hanging a flag from any nation in the common lobby area of the student government offices.

This misguided decision was not endorsed or supported in any way by the campus leadership, the University of California, or the broader student body. The views of a handful of students passing a resolution do not represent the opinions of the nearly 30,000 students on this campus, and have no influence on the policies and practices of the university.

The American flag is still proudly flying throughout our campus and will continue to do so.

Student-body president Reza Zomorrodian has publicly opposed the legislation. The Executive Cabinet of the student government will meet today to discuss a veto. A motion to veto and a second are on the table. One more vote is needed for a veto. We encourage the student government to veto this legislation and abandon any further efforts to pursue it.

We hold the value of intellectual inquiry and the free and rigorous exchange of ideas as bedrock values of institutions of higher education. And yet, we are constantly reminded that those values we cherish are in part, guaranteed by the sacrifices made and the struggles waged to secure the freedom and democracy that the flag symbolizes. UCI never takes that for granted.

Source: University of California, Irvine

ASUCI Legislative Council Resolution R50-70: Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity

Staff Writer, R. Patrick Chapman
Flags / Higher Education 
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Associated Students, University of California, Irvine passed this resolution earlier this month:
R50-70
Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity
March 3rd, 2015

Whereas flags are a symbol of a nation, are used as decorations and have a wide range of cultural significance.

Whereas flags are typically viewed as patriotic symbols of a single nation, are often associated with government and military due to their history and have a wide variety of interpretations.

Whereas the traditional patriotic interpretation of a flag is a result of a nation and/or persons who encourage a nationalistic understanding of the flag.

Whereas traditional understandings and ideologies, as encouraged by the national government, include liberty, democracy, constitution values and are up for interpretation on constituents.

Whereas flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism, but also construct cultural mythologies and narratives that in turn charge nationalistic sentiments.

Whereas flags function specifically for a nation and

Whereas people are assimilated into national ideologies by deployment of this cultural artifact.

Whereas flags construct paradigms of conformity and sets homogenized standards for others to obtain which in this country typically are idolized as freedom, equality, and democracy.

Whereas symbolism is interpreted differently by different groups or persons based on individual unique experiences.

Whereas a common ideological understanding of the United states includes American exceptionalism and superiority.

Whereas the American flag is commonly flown in government public service locations, military related entities, at homes, in foreign lands where the US government has a presence.

Whereas the American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.

Whereas symbolism has negative and positive aspects that are interpreted differently by individuals.

Whereas displaying a flag does not express only selective aspects of its symbolism but the entire spectrum of its interpretation.

Whereas designing a culturally inclusive space is taken seriously by ASUCI

Whereas designing a culturally inclusive space aims to remove barriers that create undue effort and separation by planning and designing spaces that enable everyone to participate equally and confidently.

Whereas the removal of barriers is the best option at promoting an inclusive space.

Whereas it is a psychological effect for individuals to identify negative aspects of a space rather than positive ones.

Whereas whenever public spaces are produced and managed by narrow interests, they are bound to become exclusive places and

Whereas the planning process must be inclusive in such that designers are advised to forget about the ‘average’ user or themselves and instead begin the open space designing process with ‘deep knowledge’ of the preferences of the actual communities who are likely to use those spaces

Whereas designers should be careful about using cultural symbols as the symbols will inherently remain open for interpretation.

Whereas once an open space is created, it is important to employ continual evaluation in order to understand changing use patterns and needs over time.

Whereas a high-quality culturally inclusive spaces is essential in any society that embodies a dynamic and multifaceted culture

Whereas freedom of speech is a valued right that ASUCI supports.

Whereas freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible can be interpreted as hate speech.

Let it be resolved that ASUCI make every effort to make the Associated Students main lobby space as inclusive as possible.

Let it further be resolved that no flag, of any nation, may be hanged on the walls of the Associate Student main lobby space.

Let it be further be resolved that if a decorative item is in the Associate student lobby space and issues arise, the solution will be to remove the item if there is considerable request to do so.

Source: University of California, Irvine

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Satanic Rituals & Meaning of Relative Morality with Occult Expert Mark Passio

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
Society / Culture
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Are you a closet satanist? Find out on this episode of Buzzsaw: 

Satanic rituals and the Church of Satan are explored along with the meaning of relative morality by Mark Passio. The influence of Satanism in popular culture, the meaning of self-ism, natural law, and the allure of the Church of Satan is clarified in this uncensored discussion that cuts through new age cliché to get to darker and harder truths. The danger of misunderstanding and abusing the philosophy to “thou what thou wilt,” and the overlooked lessons of Satanism are shared in this uncensored Buzzsaw interview, hosted by Sean Stone.

Source: Buzzsaw 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Movie Night: Don't Stay in School and a Book

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
Education / Budgets
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While Governor Ducey is cutting spending on education, yet funding charter and private schools for no reason. Those places are not taxpayer mandated public schools and public monies should not be supporting those institutions. However, our new Republican Governor is acting more like a NeoCon than a Governor.  Read the book:  Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Iserbyt.

As Arizona taxpayers are being duped and students are being dumped, you may want to think about what this music video has to say about school:


What is it we are teaching our kids? 

Governor Ducey needs to stop playing politics with children's education by eliminating tax money to support private schools, and to eliminate charter schools altogether. 

Then we will have enough money to pay for P.E., art, and music in our schools once again.


Source: Boyinaband

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tell Council District 5 your priorities for the city and the district for 2015

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Community / Neighborhood Activism
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Councilman Valenzuela's priorities for 2015 are keeping our communities safe, strengthening our neighborhoods, and fostering economic development through supporting local entrepreneurs. As your representative, he also wants to know what is most important to you. In addition to outlining your priorities, please enter your contact information so we can keep you posted on our continued efforts to make District 5 an even better place to live, work and play.

Source: City of Phoenix

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