Calif. teachers won’t notify parents if student leaves school for abortion

4134017337027514478You can’t give them aspirin for a headache or a Claritin for clergies. But you can get them an abortion. 

A leaked video from a meeting between the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the California Board of Education is depicting the controversial sex education reform efforts within the state.

The conservative group ‘Our Watch’ released the video in June, which shows ALCU staff attorney Ruth Dawson explaining how California teachers can help students obtain abortions without parental consent or knowledge.

Watch the full video here: The California Sex Ed Indoctrination

“Regardless of how old the student is, they can walk into a doctor’s office and consent to these services without parental consent,” she stated. “Those services are pregnancy and prenatal care, contraception and emergency contraception, abortion — and for these there is no parental notification.”

Dawson then explained how teachers and administrators are not allowed to mark a child absent or out for a medical procedure, and should, instead, record students with an “excused absence” if they leave school campus for an abortion or other sexual health-related procedures. These laws apply to children from kindergarten through 12th grade, who are all required to participate in the mandatory sexual education classes.

FBI, ICE use driver’s license photos for facial recognition tech


The FBI and ICE are reportedly using driver’s license photos for facial recognition without consent. According to reports Monday, the two agencies compiled a facial recognition database of millions of people living in the U.S. between 2014 and 2017.

The database was designed to help law enforcement agencies battle crime and deport illegal aliens. However, some congressional Democrats say facial recognition could violate — what they call — the civil rights of illegals. Meanwhile, Republicans have raised privacy concerns.

And this: 

“The GAO — not Jim Jordan, not Republicans — the GAO says that when you guys started this, you didn’t follow the ecommerce law, you didn’t do privacy assessment, you didn’t provide timely notice, you didn’t conduct proper testing, and didn’t check with the state system that you’re gonna interact with. So, that’s the back drop, that’s the framework.”

— Rep. Jim Jordan, (R) Ohio

FBI, ICE use driver’s license photos for facial recognition tech

OAN Newsroom UPDATED 1:21 PM PT – Monday, July 8, 2019 The FBI and ICE are reportedly using driver’s license photos for facial recognition without consent. According to reports Monday, the two agencies compiled a facial recognition database of millions of people living in the U.S. between 2014 and 2017.

Man Hurls Molotov Cocktails At ICE Detention Center; Shot Dead By Police

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A rifle-toting man throwing unspecified “incendiary devices” at a Tacoma, Washington ICE detention facility was shot dead by police on Saturday morning.

The man was identified by officials as  69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen of Vashon Island, who made headlines last year when he assaulted a police officer at a similar protest in an attempt to free another protester. He was found with a collapsible baton and a knife, leading to criminal charges according to the Seattle Times

At approximately 4 a.m. Saturday morning Tacoma Police responded a call about an armed man outside the the privately run Northwest Detention Center. Police say Van Spronsen was tossing lit objects at vehicles and buildings, which set one car on fire. He is also said to have attempted to ignite a propane tank unsuccessfully. 

According to Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool, officers reported “shots fired” and engaged Van Spronsen. It is unclear if he fired first, or fired at all. His death has been classified by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office as a homicide. 

The four male officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave – a standard practice, until an investigation has been conducted. 

Man Hurls Molotov Cocktails At ICE Detention Center; Shot Dead By Police

A rifle-toting man throwing unspecified “incendiary devices” at a Tacoma, Washington ICE detention facility was shot dead by police on Saturday morning. The man was identified by officials as 69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen of Vashon Island, who made headlines last year when he assaulted a police officer at a similar protest in an attempt to free another protester.

Watch Protesters Pull Down And Deface American Flag, Raise Mexican Flag At ICE Facility


A group of protesters upset with federal immigration roundups stormed the barriers near an Aurora, Colorado ICE facility Friday night, pulling down the American flag from its flagpole and replacing it with the Mexican flag. The protesters then defaced the American flag and raised it upside-down. 

Matt Mauro on Twitter

Protestors on @ICEgov property just pulled down the American flag and replaced it with the Mexican flag. The group by the doors is growing. Though most protestors are still on the street.

Mark Neitro on Twitter

Protesters raise and replace 3 flags over Aurora #ICE Processing Center. #immigration @CBSDenver #immigrationraids #immigrationrally

According to the Denver Post, the majority of protesters on the site were demonstrating peacefully, while “another group stormed the barriers near the building and pulled down an American flag off the flag pole in front of the facility and replaced it with a Mexican flag.”

Jaclyn Allen on Twitter

Police take down Mexican flag and defaced American flag outside ICE immigration facility.

“We want to close down the detention center, and we want them to release these immigrants to their families or sponsors,” protest organizer Patty Lampman told Westword

Cities across the country have been preparing for anticipated federal raids aimed at detaining and deporting thousands of people who skipped out on their immigration hearings and are residing illegally within the United States. 

And this: 

Immigration reform advocates said that communities around Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco were being targeted by raids expected to start Sunday and last through at least Thursday.

“It’s almost like getting ready for a hurricane – it’s that state of alarm that people are feeling,” said Melissa Taveras of the Miami-based Florida Immigrant Coalition. “People are asking, ‘Is it OK for us to go work? Is it OK to take our kids to school?’”

Cities prepare for showdown with Trump over ICE raids: You ‘have to come through us’

CLOSE DENVER – Fear and anxiety spread through immigrant communities nationwide over anticipated federal raids aimed at detaining and deporting thousands of people accused of remaining illegally within the United States. Immigration reform advocates said that communities around Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco were being targeted by raids expected to start Sunday and last through at least Thursday.


Watch Protesters Pull Down And Deface American Flag, Raise Mexican Flag At ICE Facility

A group of protesters upset with federal immigration roundups stormed the barriers near an Aurora, Colorado ICE facility Friday night, pulling down the American flag from its flagpole and replacing it with the Mexican flag. The protesters then defaced the American flag and raised it upside-down.

Speaker Pelosi claims Attorney General Barr lied before House

This is what happens when your confirmation bias is repudiated. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will no longer address anything Attorney General William Barr has to say. She reportedly believes the attorney general lied to Congress, prompting her latest comments.

Pelosi’s remarks are allegedly in response to Barr’s April testimony before the House Appropriations Committee. Democrat Congressman Charlie Crist asked the attorney general whether he was aware that Mueller’s team was frustrated with Barr’s summary of the report.

His View: No One Is a Climate Change Denier, Part 2


My second column on Climate Change Denial ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!

I appreciate the interaction concerning the Anthropogenic
Global Warming (AGW) hypothesis. This hypothesis assumes that human
activity is completely responsible for all warming that we experience today. As
with any scientific hypothesis, the burden lies with AGW proponents to
demonstrate that their models fit reality, and I will demonstrate that they do

First, as I noted in my previous column (No
one is a climate change denier
), all agree that the climate has changed for millennia and is still changing. Around 1850, before the first drop of oil was pumped out of the ground, the 500-year Little Ice Age ended and the earth started another warming phase that continues today.

Second, modern climate scientists and their models cannot
explain any climate shifts prior to 1950. How does natural climate variation affect
the climate change we experience today? Climate alarmists say that starting in
1950, all climate change is man-made. That is an assertion without proof that strains

In 1988, NASA scientist James E. Hansen testified before the
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and made dire predictions
based on the AGW computer models. In 2018, The
Wall Street Journal
ran an article (Thirty Years On, How Well Do
Global Warming Predictions Stand Up?
) analyzing those predictions and concluding that the models do not work: “Surface temperatures are behaving as if we had capped 18 years ago the carbon-dioxide emissions responsible for the enhanced greenhouse effect. But we didn’t. And it isn’t just Mr. Hansen who got it wrong. Models devised by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have, on average, predicted about twice as much warming as has been observed since global satellite temperature monitoring began 40 years ago.”

Further untrustworthiness of climate models is seen in their
absurd predictions:

By 2000: global warming would cause seas
to rise, wiping nations off the map

In 2007: global warming would cause fewer
hurricanes and fewer tornadoes

By 2009: the Himalayan glaciers would be

In 2012: global warming would cause more
hurricanes and more tornadoes

By 2013: the Arctic would be ice free

By 2018: snow would be a thing of the past

By 2020: the glaciers in Glacier National
Park would be gone

These are just a few of the blatantly false and
contradictory climate predictions offered by their computer models.

Over nine thousand PhD scientists have signed a petition disagreeing with the AGW hypothesis. Wikipedia lists the prominent ones. Some question the accuracy of the projections; some argue that natural processes primarily cause global warming; others argue that the cause of global warming is unknown; and finally, some say that global warming will have few negative consequences.

Third, one of my biggest gripes with the AGW crowd is that if
you do not completely accept their theory, you are a “denier,” a word purposely
chosen to equate us with Holocaust deniers. Here their claims shift from
scientific to political. In 2016, the
Democratic Party platform called for prosecuting climate skeptics
. These are political ploys which shuts down scientific discussion and free speech, blatantly stifling the Scientific Method.

Fourth, they insist the effects will be catastrophic. Carbon
Dioxide (CO2[DC1] ) is plant food. Greenhouses have used it for years to enrich the growth of plants, and NASA
acknowledged back in 2016
that increased CO2 levels are indeed making our world greener today[DC2] .

AGW scientists assume that the earth has no natural
negative feedback cycle, and if temperature and CO2 levels go up, there is nothing but human intervention to bring them back down. Yet thousands of years of human history have demonstrated just the opposite; temperatures and CO2 levels have oscillated back and forth.

There is no scientific evidence that a warmer earth will be
bad. History demonstrates the opposite. The Minoan, the Roman, and the Medieval
Warm Periods were prosperous times, and the cold periods of the Greek and
European Dark Ages were times of starvation, plague, and the fall of empires.

Fifth, despite all this, the AGW’s solution is to send trillions
of US dollars to the United Nations. Call me a cynic, given the UN’s history of
abuse and mismanagement of funds, that they could police the world and manage
the CO2 output of Russia, China, India, etc.

Finally, a new
from big-name economists including Laurence Kotlikoff and Jeffrey Sachs confirms my point: even a small carbon tax today will do just the opposite of what AGW’s claim, causing economic loss to at least two future generations, and possibly more.

Yet scratch any AGW proponent and you will find a redistributionist
and a globalist lying beneath. This is why you find so much support for their
position among Democrats. What would Governor
Inslee’s proposed spending of $9 trillion
or the Green
New Deal’s proposed spending of $100 trillion
mean for our prosperity? What would it mean for our nation’s sovereignty and our personal liberties to transfer authority and control of one third of our economy to the United Nations? They do not care. The AGW hypothesis is a means to their desired end.

So, while I do not deny climate change, I do deny the AGW
hypothesis and their solution of throwing trillions of dollars at the problem. Their
solutions would actually harm the environment and damage the health and welfare
of mankind.

 [DC1]Carbon is not carbon dioxide (CO2), yet AGW scientists treat them interchangeably, which is like confusing oxygen with water (H2O).

 [DC2]The earth’s current CO2 level is 415 ppm. Onboard submarines, our CO2 limit is 5000 ppm, and we function just fine at that level for months at a time.

Bombshell: Alex Acosta Reportedly Claimed Jeffrey Epstein “Belonged To Intelligence”

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This bombshell of a rabbit hole is going to go deep. 

To appreciate the significance of what I’m about to share, you really need to go back and read yesterday’s post: The Jeffrey Epstein Rabbit Hole Goes a Lot Deeper Than You Think.

In that piece, I shared many lesser known, but extremely bizarre facts about Jeffrey Epstein and the people around him. I also noted that it appeared his real job was to run a blackmail operation to ensnare some of the most wealthy and powerful people on earth. I alluded to the possibility that he was collecting this priceless information on behalf of a third party, and then just today we learn the following via the Daily Beast:

“Is the Epstein case going to cause a problem [for confirmation hearings]?” Acosta had been asked. Acosta had explained, breezily, apparently, that back in the day he’d had just one meeting on the Epstein case. He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,” he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired Acosta. (The Labor Department had no comment when asked about this.)…

For almost two decades, for some nebulous reason, whether to do with ties to foreign intelligence, his billions of dollars, or his social connections, Epstein, whose alleged sexual sickness and horrific assaults on women without means or ability to protect themselves is well-known in his circle, remained untouchable.

It should be noted the reason I attach credibility to the above is based on who wrote it, Vicky Ward. She has an extensive history of digging into Epstein, and wrote one of the earliest profiles on him back in 2003. As she notes in today’s article:

spent many months on his trail in 2002 for Vanity Fair and discovered not only that he was not who he claimed to be professionally, but also that he had allegedly assaulted two young sisters, one of whom had been underage at the time. Very bravely, they were prepared to go on the record. They were afraid he’d use all his influence to discredit them—and their fear turned out to be legitimate.

As the article was being readied for publication, Epstein made a visit to the office of Vanity Fair’s then-editor, Graydon Carter, and suddenly the women and their allegations were removed from the article. “He’s sensitive about the young women,” Carter told me at the time. (Editor’s Note: Carter has previously denied this allegation.) He also mentioned he’d finagled a photograph of Epstein in a swimsuit out of the encounter. And there was also some feeble excuse about the article “being stronger as a business story.” (Epstein had also leaned heavily on my ex-husband’s uncle, Conrad Black, to try to exert his influence on me, which was particularly unwelcome, given that Black happened to be my ex-husband’s boss at the time.)

Read on

Join me on a journey

Stephen Miller takes The Atlantic on a journey. 

Follow along. He saves the best for last. 

“Take back our democracy from special interests,” said the billionaire who donated $90 million to Democrats in 2016 to further his interests.

Moscow Property Taxes Expected To Rise 25 Percent Next Year

From the Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Property owners in Moscow could pay 25 percent more in taxes next year, city officials say.

In a budget workshop Monday at the Moscow City Hall council chambers led by Moscow City Supervisor Gary Riedner, city council members and city administrators discussed a budget proposal that included the hike.

The increase would raise taxes on property owners from $4.49 per $1,000 of assessed property value to $5.63, an increase of about 25 percent. For homeowners in Moscow, who receive a state tax exemption for 50 percent of their property’s value up to $100,000, this means they would pay about $560 annually on a home valued at $200,000 — up from about $450 last year.

The largest chunk of the increase supports the retirement of a $10 million bond, approved by voters in May, to fund the construction of new police station among other items. That bond will be paid over the course of 10 years at $1.1 million annually, and is representative of a 19-percent increase in property tax.

The remaining increase is comprised of two roughly $200,000 increases in the local property tax rate, or a rise worth about 3.5 percent of the current rate for each increase. One is a flat increase to the base property tax rate in Moscow; the other functions exactly the same as the first — increasing city property taxes by about 3.5 percent annually — but comes from a taxing authority that was deferred in previous years and called a “foregone” amount. Page Break

Riedner said forgone money is better described as tax authority accumulated when a municipality declines to collect the full tax increase allowed by the state legislature in a given year.

“They call it foregone or banked — it’s not real money because it’s not levied, it is budgetary authority, that’s all it is,” Riedner said.

He said the amount declined accumulates as a real dollar rate over the years and a municipality has the option to tax for and collect the full rate or a portion of the rate in ensuing years as a kind of indefinite levy.

Moscow rarely accepts annual tax increases and so has the “foregone” authority to raise taxes by nearly $325,000 a year. It has elected to recapture $200,000 of that. Riedner said this will provide a stable fund to support raises planned for Moscow police officers.

“The property tax payments made to the city, which the property owners are going to pay, is going to increase by $200,000 and next year, it will be that same $200,000,” Riedner said. “I’ve got to depend on that money to pay the cops every year because one time funding like a grant — that’s going to run out.”

Riedner said administrators would make revisions and corrections based on suggestions from Monday’s meeting and release the proposal for public view and comment. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for Aug. 5. 

Poll: 1 in 4 don’t plan to retire

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Nearly one-quarter of Americans say
they never plan to retire
, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals, retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce.

I’ve had many older people tell me they never plan on retiring. And that’s not because they need the money. Rather, they enjoy the work they do. 

say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often
force older workers to leave their jobs sooner than they’d like.

to the poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs
Research, 23 percent of workers, including nearly 2 in 10 of those older
than 50, don’t expect to stop working. Roughly another quarter of
Americans say they will continue working beyond their 65th birthday.


Scientists: Plant a trillion trees to fight climate change

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WASHINGTON — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more.

And there’s enough room, Swiss scientists say. Even with existing cities and farmland, there’s enough space for new trees to cover 3.5 million square miles, they reported in Thursday’s journal Science. That area is roughly the size of the United States.

The study calculated that over the decades, those new trees could suck up nearly 830 billion tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. That’s about as much carbon pollution as humans have spewed in the past 25 years.

Much of that benefit will come quickly because trees remove more carbon from the air when they are younger, the study authors said. The potential for removing the most carbon is in the tropics.

“This is by far — by thousands of times — the cheapest climate change solution” and the most effective, said study co-author Thomas Crowther, a climate change ecologist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Six nations with the most room for new trees are Russia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and China.

Georgetown Prof Compares Betsy Ross Flag To Swastika And KKK Cross


The Betsy Ross flag was good enough for Obama, but now it triggers the left.

You cannot make this stuff up! 

A Georgetown University professor compared the Betsy Ross American flag to a Nazi swastika and a burning Ku Klux Klan cross on Wednesday. 

Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson made the comparison on an MSNBC panel discussing Nike’s recent decision to pull a Fourth of July-themed shoe. He made the comparison after host Hallie Jackson asked why people might be upset at the flag’s inclusion on the shoe.  

“Words matter. Symbols matter, too. Why don’t we wear a swastika for July 4th?” Dyson asked. “‘Cause, I don’t know, it makes a difference. The cross burning on somebody’s lawn? Why don’t we just have a Nike celebration of the [cross]? Well, because those symbols are symbols of hate.”

The Betsy Ross flag is one of the earliest iterations of the American flag, containing 13 stars to represent the original 13 colonies.

Senior Moment? Biden Proclaims Russian Meddling ‘Wouldn’t Have Happened On His And Barack’s Watch’

Sad biden 0This is a real doozie. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden proclaimed that Russia didn’t meddle in the 2016 US election, apparently forgetting the narrative. 

Speaking with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the 2020 presidential contender insisted that the Kremlin’s evil designs to influence geopolitical outcomes wouldn’t happen under his watch, and didn’t happen when he and President Obama were in the White House.

“Look at what’s happening with Putin,” said Biden. “While Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe. Look what’s happened in Hungary. Look what’s happened in Poland. Look what’s happened in Moldova. You think that would happen on my watch or Barack’s watch? You can’t answer that, but I promise you it wouldn’t have, and it didn’t.”

Border Patrol Disproves AOC’s ‘Toilet Water’ Claim With Video Tour Of Migrant Detention Center

After a visit to the border, AOC mocked border patrol members by tweeting that they “sexually threatened her” – referring to a private Facebook group where members made disparaging jokes about her (again, in private) – and insisted that the conditions in migrant detention facilities were as bad as WWII-era concentration camps.

Here’s a video tour/response by the CBP Arizona.