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Having met with some state legislators and citizens for State’s Rights (10th amendment) on Wednesday, ‘agenda 21’ was mentioned. I had no idea what this was and didn’t want to expose my ignorance. I went home and googled it. All I can say is WOW!
Thank you for providing the town hall opportunity on Saturday.
I would like to follow up with a couple of questions.
1) You mentioned that the cost/student is $5,700. Yet, on page xi of http://www.washingtonea.org/content/docs/comm/statistics/rankings0910.pdf, the expenditure/student is $10,506, almost double the amount you stated.
2) You mentioned that Washington ranked 46th in expenditures/student, yet on page 57 of http://www.washingtonea.org/content/docs/comm/statistics/rankings0910.pdf, Washington ranks 25th.
3) You mentioned Washington State ranked 47th in class size, which page 35 of http://www.washingtonea.org/content/docs/comm/statistics/rankings0910.pdf confirms.
Could you explain the discrepancies for #1 and #2? If #1 and #2 above are correct, then why are class sizes so large in Washington State?
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Yesterday, I received this email:
This is an expose’ of the Census Bureau. This video itemizes the fundamental legal questions that the Census Bureau refuses or fails to answer about its collection and use of personal information from every American (see questions below). This program aired on Matrix News Network (syndicated national television) in January of 2010. Read more »
While researching my family’s genealogy, I located a ‘shirttail’ cousin who had a wonderful autobiography of my great-uncle.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DAVE STEINFELD
I WAS BORN April 8, 1889, in Holstein, Russia, in Saradauf, near the Volga. Mother died when I was three weeks old, and my grandparents raised me until I was twelve years old. I had one brother, Henry, five years older than I, and a sister who would have been between Henry and me, who died when she was a baby.
My folks were blacksmiths. As far back as I can remember, my grandfather and dad used to make shovels for all the little colonies around the neighborhood. Read more »
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. Read more »
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. Read more »
The chart below was taken from the Washington Post:
Remember studying the three branches of government when we were in grammar school? If not, here is a short civics lesson. This is what we learned in high school/college, if we were paying attention and did our homework.
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. Read more »