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“A question arises whether all the powers of government, legislative, executive, and judicial, shall be left in this body? I think a people cannot be long free, nor ever happy, whose government is in one assembly.”

–John Adams, Thoughts On Government, 1776

Black families turning to homeschooling at fastest rate, but why?

The demographics of homeschooling are quickly changing, as African American children are becoming one of the fastest-growing segments of the United States population that is deciding to teach their own … and the reasons might surprise you.

According to the National Home Education Research Institute, there are approximately 220,000 black students currently homeschooling in the U.S.

“I just thought maybe I could do a better job myself,” African American homeschooling mom Vanessa Robinson told The Atlantic. “If he hadn’t been bullied I would have really looked into transferring schools, or going back to where I grew up in Kansas.”

Robinson says that the lack of racial diversity in the school system played a factor in her decision to home school, which she has worked into her busy weekday schedule as a nurse.

Besides bullying, education experts have found that public schools have also failed the black community academically.

Educational researcher Ama Mazama of the Journal of Black Studies has found that the a major part of black Americans’ shift from public schools to homeschooling has to do less with overt schoolyard racism as it does with subliminal racism at the hands of teachers and other school staff.

“We have all heard that the American education system is not the best and is falling behind in terms of international standards,” Mazama expressed. “But this is compounded for black children, who are treated as though they are not as intelligent and cannot do as well, and the standards for them should be lower.”

Personally I have seen this mindset first hand, having moved from a predominately white middle class community to a more racially mixed city school district, I found the school curriculum several years behind my former school district. The lesson school day dragged on as we labored ever so slowly through the course material. The classroom had to nurture the slowest learner in the class at the cost of those who grasped the material much quicker. This left me with a very strong dislike for the education process in general. Since then I have been a very strong and vocal supporter of the home and charter school movements. One size does not fit all, it may be okay for rain coats and sweatshirts but it is not a good fit for education since each child is unique.


Is the Net truly Neutral? How will the FCC ruling affect the ‘free internet’?
The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Will Shut Down Innovation on the Internet

By a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved “Net Neutrality” rules on Thursday. According to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, the new rules “ban blocking, ban throttling, and ban paid-prioritization fast lanes” on the Internet.

To some this sounds like a dream come true, but to those who actually know how the internet works find the ruling disturbing and problematic. When has government intervention ever led to a better experience? Take the latest example of government meddling – Obamacare.

The bottom line is the government saw an industry doing well and wanted to find a way to skim money off the top. Therefore they invented this idea that everyone who accesses the internet super highway should be treated the same, and those who provide service must not treat anyone special or offer special fee structures or bandwidth allotments even though some providers require more bandwidth then others. As a result this industry will be yet another in a long list of industries that are now being managed at the federal level. You as the consumer will no longer have any say or choice in what level of service you will be able to get access to. And in addition you as the user will have to pay the myriad taxes that are going to be leveled on the ISP providers in the form of regulations and fees.

The government has contributed nothing to the expanse of nor the content provided by these ISP services but it wants to get a piece of the action and by so doing put itself in a place to tell everyone involved how to conduct business.

We do not live in a ‘free market’ economy anymore folks. The government is not only able to tell us what WE MUST BUY, but also what WE MUST SELL, and then tell us how me MUST SELL IT and to WHOM.

For more info and history of the FCC regulation and deregulation click here


From the Cuckoo’s Nest

What where they thinking?

Could This New Evolution Theory Prove that God Does Not Exist? Don’t Count on It.

I thought evolutionists already proved that God doesn’t exist? At least that’s what they’ve told everybody. How many times have we read that Richard Dawkins’ book The God Delusion finally put belief in God in the grave? Let’s not forget Christopher Hitchens, Daniel C. Dennett, and Sam Harris.

This new theory by an MIT researcher begins with the existence of atoms and energy.

‘You start with a random clump of atoms, and if you shine light on it for long enough, it should not be so surprising that you get a plant,’ Jeremy England said.

Now I have to ask where did the clump of atoms come from, and pray tell who is providing the light source?

Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary fool

1. (n.) A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; — commonly called gooseberry fool.

2. (n.) One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural.

3. (n.) A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.

4. (n.) One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person.

5. (n.) One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments.

6. (v. i.) To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.

7. (v. t.) To infatuate; to make foolish.

8. (v. t.) To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish confidence; as, to fool one out of his money.

Proverbs 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own opinion.

Proverbs 14:7 Stay away from a foolish man, for you won’t find knowledge on his lips.
Ecclesiastes 10:3 Yes also, when the fool walks by the way, his understanding fails him, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.


Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

Christianity under Fire – The White House does Nothing

Christianity is under attack at the hands of ISIS. ISIS is slaughtering and kidnapping Christians, then sharing news of their horrific acts on social media vehicles. Ninety Christians, mostly women and children, were taken hostage in Syria. Their families have no idea whether their loved ones are alive or dead.

And silence is heard from the White House. President Obama can not wait to bash law-abiding American citizens, or sit down to eat with a non-repentant domestic terrorist. He has no problem negotiating with the Taliban and the Islamo-Nazi regime of Iran, but has no time for the leader of Israel. Obama apologizes to the world for the so-called atrocities of the United States and of Christians, but nary a whimper is heard about all the blood shed caused by Muslims happening almost every day.


Welcome to the age of Designer Babies:
UK Becomes First Country in World to Approve Creation of ‘Three Parent Babies’


‘Love Not Limited?’: Three Thailand Men ‘Marry’ Each Other, Photos Go Viral

Gives new meaning to the term Ménage à trois.


Putin Ready To Turn Off Europe’s Gas Supply


Trying to Reverse a Homeownership Slide

The rate of homeownership has fallen to a 20-year low, continuing a slide that began at the apex of the housing market in 2004.


Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline Bill

The Looney Bin

Crazy but true stories

Nancy Pelosi Fights For Congress Members To Get Paid On Time – But Forgets One Detail

During a recent press event regarding the battle over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill, Nancy Pelosi addressed how delaying the bill could prevent members of Congress from being paid on time.

Although paid more than her constituents in her own district the dishonorable representative from California wants the citizenry of the United States to feel sorry for her if Congress does not pass a funding bill to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security.

As the graphic shows government produces more millionaires than the private sector and Nancy Pelosi has the nerve to whine about missing a couple paychecks. I know members of the private sector who have gone without paychecks for more than a few weeks, many as a result of Obamacare which Nancy Pelosi was in full support of. She does not mind putting her constituents out of work but God forbid if anyone even suggests that Mrs Pelosi should enter the ranks of the unemployed.

This has become epidemic in the halls of government. The members who walk those halls feel entitled and as such they should not be inconvenienced in any way, you on the other hand can be mistreated and abused and made to pony up for their extravagant lifestyles. They do not hesitate to spend your hard-earned money on projects that benefit themselves or their big money supporters.


Wesleyan Univ. pulls men-only frats, pushes housing for 15 ‘sexualities’

Wesleyan University, once a Christian school, is now offering campus housing for 15 different alternative sexualities, also known as “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM.” It has a specific place for sadomasochism, but straight men looking to join a men-only fraternity are out of luck.

But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female Mark 10:6


The Last Word

Commentary on the news from a Conservative Christian viewpoint

When it comes to “Climate Change” we are told that the science is settled. Yet true scientific study insists on failures as well as successes. When science fails to reproduce results lots can be learned by the process. However scientists are not encouraged to publish bad news, or negative results since it is the latest and greatest discovery in scientific talk that garners the headlines and funnels money toward research.There is a disincentive for true scientific study and analysis, instead we find a lucrative market in politically motivated scientific research.

There are many examples of scientific research fails, some of the most notable on the climate change debate are:

  • in the 70’s we were warned of a coming ICE AGE
  • in the 90’s it was the beginning of the end with “Global Warming”
  • now we are being treated to “Climate Change”

So which is it? Are we going to freeze to death or burn to death? Is the earth getting warmer of colder? Does man have an effect on the climate or not and if so how can he neutralize climate disruptions? But since we are told the SCIENCE is settled I guess we will never get the answers to these questions and true scientific discovery will be thwarted.

And that is the last word. This is Al Scott, good day!

Scientists Are Wrong All the Time, and That’s Fantastic | WIRED

On February 28, 1998, the eminent medical journal The Lancet published an observational study of 12 children: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive development disorder in children. It might not sound sexy, but once the media read beyond the title, into the study’s descriptions of how those nasty-sounding symptoms appeared just after the kids got vaccinated, the impact was clear: The measles-mumps-rubella…


 

 

Views From the Nest 2-11-2005


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Crony capitalism, not lousy output, worst part of giant solar plant

The world’s largest solar power plant opened this week in Southern California and while some are applauding the operations, others are not. The 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight solar project is in the town of Desert Center, California. That’s near the Joshua Tree National Park. Officials say the project generates enough electricity to power 160,000 homes, USA Today reported.

Desert Sunlight is owned by three mega-million dollar corporations, and yet they are given TAXPAYER money as loan guarentees to invest in this project. A similar project in Nevada has not lived up to its hype for power production. The reason given for its underperformance was it was cloudy. Most of these ‘green energy initiatives’ are not profitable businesses therefore in order to entice mega-million dollar businesses to invest in a loosing project is to guarentee them TAXPAYER funded loans. If the companies fail the taxpayer will be given the bill. Heck I would start a business if I had the guarentee of the federal government that someone else was going to pay for it if it failed.

How much more of this crony-capitialism are we going to take? Remember for every dollar the federal government gives to these multi-million dollar corporations is one less dollar you have to provide for your family. We have to work very hard for the dollars we earn, we do not have a deep pocketed sugar daddy handing us millions of dollars to line our pockets with.


The Supreme Court Seems to Be Clearing the Way for Federally Recognized Gay Marriage

In much the same way that the Supreme Court “legalized” abortion, the liberal justices seem to be moving to “legalize” gay marriage. This is to say that the Court is in no way “legalizing” anything, but instead ruling that the states cannot make these things “illegal”.


Congress Defies Obama, Approves Keystone XL Pipeline


U.S. a lot redder since ’08: Study shows massive shift

Ironically, after Americans voted a Democratic president into the White House in 2008, a sweeping shift to the Right has manifested from coast-to-coast – possibly signifying nationwide discontent with the Obama administration’s liberal policies and government intrusions.

Dispite all efforts of progressives and liberals to paint America blue, it would appear that the America actually has RED BLOOD running through her veins. Efforts are underway by the grassroots to manage the federal leviathan at the state and local levels.

There is a tangible movement throughout the land to take America back to her roots, back to the Constitutional Republic entrusted to us by her founders.


The Tyranny of Minority: How special interests groups are destroying our republic

When America’s Founding Fathers gathered in Philadelphia in the Summer of 1787 to write a Constitution for the United States, they were undoubtedly and collectively under the guidance of the Creator, from whom they acknowledged as the grantor of all human rights and the Blessings of Liberty.

Americans from coast to coast in all walks of life are being savagely stripped of their rights and freedoms on a daily basis. While certain rights and freedoms have been stripped away by unconscionable and callous acts of the Democratic majority Congress in 2009-2010, the majority of this new tyranny is the even more callous and evil actions of unelected administrative bureaucrats in Washington, unelected judiciary at the state and federal level, and the unelected, unappointed and unaccountable “ special interest groups “ with agendas clearly destructive of rights and freedoms of the American people. Unlike the “ Tyranny of the Majority “ so rightly feared by our founders more than two centuries ago, this new and terrifying wave of despotic rule is a “ Tyranny of the Minority “ .

Informed Americans are painfully aware of the destructive forces called “ special interest groups “, who, representing tiny but inordinately powerful minorities, have “ chipped away at the base of the Liberty Tree “ to the point that it is in grave danger of being toppled and replaced by dictatorship of the powerful few.


From the Cuckoo’s Nest

Feminist aborts baby boy because she hates all men


Tail Feathers

Other News of Note

Reports highlight international corruption, U.S. complicity


Gallup: Americans want stricter abortion laws


Alabama judges refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses


Hackers loyal to ISIS hit PCA church websites, others


The Last Word

Christian Apologist Destroys Obama’s Crusades vs Jihad Argument!

Ravi Zacharias is a brilliant Christian apologist who routinely travels the world debating the foremost secular thinkers on various Christianity-related topics. A man of keen mind and of boundless graciousness, Zacharias was staggered by President Obama’s recent decision to compare Islamic jihad to the Crusades of almost 1000 years ago.


Views from the Nest 2-5-2015


Jeb Bush Believes DREAMers Should Stay in U.S.

If Jeb Bush wins the Republican presidential nomination, it will indicate a softening of the GOP approach to immigration. The progressive American Bridge, an opposition research firm that targets Republicans, released videos of Bush at a meeting of the Hispanic Leadership Network explaining his…y


Abortion versus the States

With the 2015 March for Life two weeks behind us, states across the country are debating and voting on bills related to life issues. From “telemed” abortions to parental notification and consent, U.S. legislatures continue to defy the “science is settled” one-size-fits-all Roe v. Wade and Doe v.y


Islam and Appeasement

Europe and America are impaled on the horns of a strategic dilemma. On the one hand, the world is besieged by jihadi religious terror, barbarity, and serial wars with jihadists. Concurrently, most of the civilized world defends the very religious cultures, Sunni and Shia Islam especially, where the problems originate.y


Global Warming Pause: Is the End Near?

Global Warming (GW) alarmists are in a pickle: no GW, in spite of rising CO2 levels. True believers are using quasi-religious slogans, like “The End [of the GW pause] is Near” and “Repent [Stop emitting CO2] Before It’s Too Late.”y


How to Make Young People Conservative

Influential talk show host Mark Levin has called on constitutional conservatives to come up with a way to appeal to young people. Levin said it is not enough to make intellectual arguments for conservatism and constitutionalism; we must come up with a way to reach young people that has emotional impact.y

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America Loves a Sniper

I took with me to the movie a buddy who was a sniper in the Vietnam War. While gasbags like Michael Moore toss around the word “cowardly” about men whose boots they are not fit to lace up, those who have served in combat know that snipers are just another reliable weapon, typically picking off with precision enemy threats to our own troops, at considerable risk to the snipers themselves, who were hunted with vigor.y


Obama: ‘People Committed Terrible Deeds in the Name of Christ’

(CNSNews.com) – Professions of faith can be used both as instruments of great good but also twisted and misused in the name of evil,” President Obama told the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, in a speech that drew light smatterings of applause.y


 

 

 

The Fix is In Really It Is, Trust Me…


Psalm 94:20 (HCSB)
20 Can a corrupt throne— one that creates trouble by law— become Your ally?

ObamaCare Fix as Bad as ObamaCare Itself | FrontPage Magazine
Wed Nov 20 2013 18:36:07 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

Last Thursday, to extricate himself from the political consequences of repeatedly and shamelessly lying to the American public, President Obama proposed a “fix” to ObamaCare. ”Insurers can extend current plans that otherwise would be canceled into 2014 and Americans whose plans have been canceled can choose to re-enroll in the same kind of plan,” the president said. ”This fix won’t solve every problem for every person, but it’s going to help a lot of people. Doing more would require work with Congress,” he added, again dismissing the legislative branch of government as an unnecessary impediment to implementing his agenda. Unfortunately for millions of Americans, the fix is as disastrous as ObamaCare itself.

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/arnold-ahlert/obamacare-fix-as-bad-as-obamacare-itself/

Who can forget all the promises made by Obama while trying to enact the ObamaNoCare act which he wanted to fool the American citizens into embracing. If you have forgotten here is a recap of all the lies that were sold to the American people.

Democrats feel political heat despite ObamaCare ‘fix’ | Fox News
Wed Nov 20 2013 18:55:29 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

President Obama’s fix to reverse millions of insurance cancellation notices may have eased slightly the pressure he faces, but Democrats at state level still face political trouble and fear what it may mean for the 2014 midterm elections.

One such Democrat is West Virginia Rep. Nick Rahall. The 19-term veteran, a perennial target in a GOP-shifting state, was one of many Democrats who recited to constituents Obama’s assurance that they could keep insurance coverage they liked under the 2010 health care overhaul.

This promise proved untrue and ignited an uproar that eventually forced Obama to reverse himself and on Thursday propose the fix that he claims will allow consumers to keep their plans. The debacle has sent many Democrats scrambling into political self-preservation mode ahead of the 2014 elections.

Rahall was among 39 Democrats who, despite a Obama veto threat, voted Friday for a Republican measure that would let insurers continue selling policies to individuals that fall short of the health care law’s requirements. It was approved 261-157.

“I’m concerned about my integrity with voters who have returned me here for 38 years. They know me enough to know I wouldn’t purposely mislead them,” Rahall said this past week. “They have that confidence in me, and I want them to continue to have that confidence in me.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/16/democrats-still-feeling-political-heat-despite-obamacare-fix/

We simply can not trust those who lied to us repeatedly to fix the mess they created. Are we really that gullible to expect these lying politicians to actually care about what is good and right after spending so much political capital to sell us on this huge FAIL? If they lied to us to implement this mess do you really think they intend to tell us the truth about fixing it?

All this talk about a ObamaNoCare fix is simply political posturing in hopes that ‘we the people’ will forget how we got this nightmare in the first place. The only thing these lying politicos want to fix is their own campaigns and political aspirations.

Instead of real solutions we are being bombarded with show trials, phony House bills, and a constant barrage of the airwaves with all the ills of ObamaNoCare while these same news outlets were complicit in the implementation of this disaster from day one. When someone actually did stand up and to shed some truth on this disaster the media shouted them down and berated their character.

Ezekiel 34:18-19 (GW)
18 Isn’t it enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you trample the rest of the pasture with your feet? You drink clean water. Must you muddy the rest of the water with your feet?
19 Must my sheep eat what your feet have trampled and drink what your feet have muddied?

As usual the ones who pass these laws make sure that they do not have to abide by them but make sure that the rest of us do.  These politicians have theirs and then they trample all over the good grain so as not to leave anything behind for the rest of us. It is they who are causing all the ills in our society, and yet they wipe their mouths and say don’t look at me.

America we have bigger problems to  contend with than just Obamacare.  We must not forget about Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS Scandal, and NSA snooping. The fact is if there wasn’t so much lawlessness happening on all levels of government a   horror story like Obamacare would never have happened. But it did because of all the kick-backs. buy-backs, threats, and strong-armed tactics of those pushing for more and more power over individuals.

When most people think of tyranny, and totalitarian government, they think of rigid rules and harshly enforced laws. But what tyranny and big government really involves in the majority of cases is a lot of politically connected law breakers. Regulations offer opportunities for bribery or kickbacks in many ways. Laws can be selectively enforced so that some criminals get protection and offer an unofficial income stream to the ones responsible for enforcing the law. In a democracy, criminals can get the vote out in neighborhoods and then expect favors in return from the winning candidate.

This is political life as usual especially in urban areas where unions make sure that ‘their man or woman’ gets elected to keep up their grip on the purse strings of the well-connected. These racketeers pay off politicians to receive favorable laws or regulations that punish their competition and rewards them with graft and kick-backs, in return they fill the coffers of the politicians and the cycle starts all over again.

We really ought not to be surprised by any of this since this is how things work in D.C.

Yes my friends all is not well in America, and to remedy our ills we need to swallow the painful pill of truth. Washington is not the cure to what ails us it is the cause. And those who made the mess are not qualified to clean up the mess since they really like muddying things up.

ImageThis is a view from the nest. And that’s the way I see it, what say you?

But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 (BBE)

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A Video Report Card of Obama’s Performance as President


He gets a failing grade if he is being graded on how well he has managed American liberty. However to a Marxist, or communist, or statist he will probably get rave reviews for the speed at which he has singlehandedly moved so many people into the ranks of the needy and beggarly. He has negatively affected every area of the economy and has brought about the greatest economic downturn in recent history.

The only promise I want Obama to keep is his promise of a One term President.

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How should the American people assess the performance of their president? One way is to examine key performance metrics, such as jobs, economic growth and inflation. This video offers a comparison of some of these metrics from at the beginning of President Obama’s term to now. You can decide for yourself if you are better off than you were 3 years ago.

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