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  • RuralRebel 11:16 pm on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Some news just sick…nuff said 

    Isay…Some news is just too disgusting to even read….This country is sick and getting sicker as Great Talk Show Host Bob Grant….has been known to say!

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  • RuralRebel 7:00 pm on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Gender Identity, pervertion   

    How much more perversion will the people accept? 

    Isay…Get the perverts out of Education! Get the Lawyers out of Government! This crap must be stopped now, look how far this crap has come in just ten years…this is cohersion….plain and simple

    Students Who Refuse to Affirm Transgender Classmates Face Punishment
     
    Feb 20, 2013
    By Todd Starnes
    Parents across Massachusetts are upset over new rules that would not only allow transgender students to use their restrooms of their choice – but would also punish students who refuse to affirm or support their transgender classmates.
    Last week the Massachusetts Department of Education issued directives for handling transgender students – including allowing them to use the bathrooms of their choice or to play on sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify.
    The 11-page directive also urged schools to eliminate gender-based clothing and gender-based activities – like having boys and girls line up separately to leave the classroom.
    Schools will now be required to accept a student’s gender identity on face value.
    “A student who says she is a girl and wishes to be regarded that way throughout the school day and throughout every, or almost every, other area of her life, should be respected and treated like a girl,” the guidelines stipulate.
    According to the Dept. of Education, transgender students are those whose assigned birth sex does not match their “internalized sense of their gender.”
    They said gender nonconforming students “range in the ways in which they identify as male, female, some combination of both, or neither.”
    Todd is the author of Dispatches From Bitter America – endorsed by Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. Click here to get your copy!
    “The responsibility for determining a student’s gender identity rests with the student,” the guidelines dictate. “One’s gender identity is an innate, largely inflexible characteristic of each individual’s personality that is generally established by age four…As a result, the person best situated to determine a student’s gender identity is that student himself or herself.”
    The new rules would also prevent teachers and administrators from telling parents with which gender their child identifies.
    “School personnel should speak with the student first before discussing a student’s gender nonconformity or transgender status with the student’s parent or guardian,” the directive states.
    The guidelines were issued at the request of the state board of education to help schools follow the 2011 anti-discrimination law protecting transgender students.
    “These students, because of widespread misunderstanding and lack of knowledge about their lives, are at a higher risk for peer ostracism, victimization, and bullying, the document read.
    The Massachusetts Family Institute denounced the new rules calling them a violation of privacy.
    “Fundamentally, boys need to be using the boys’ room and girls need to be using the girls’ rooms, and we base that on their anatomical sex, not some sort of internalized gender identity,” said Andrew Beckwith, the institute’s general counsel.
    Beckwith told Fox News the new policy has a “very broad standard that is ripe for abuse.”
    “The policy allows students to have one gender identity at home and another at school,” he said. “And it refuses to let teachers and administrators tell parents what gender their child is at school.”
    Another part of the directive that troubles parents deals with students who might feel comfortable having someone of the opposite sex in their locker room or bathroom.
    The state takes those students to task – noting their discomfort “is not a reason to deny access to the transgender student.”
    And any student who refuses to refer to a transgendered student by the name or sex they identify with could face punishment.
    For example – a fifth grade girl might feel uncomfortable using the restroom if there is an eighth grade transgendered boy in the next stall.
    Under the state guidelines, the girl would have no recourse, Beckwith said.
    “And if the girl continued to complain she could be subjected to discipline for not affirming that student’s gender identity choice,” he told Fox News.
    “It should not be tolerated and can be grounds for student discipline,” the directive states.
    Gunner Scott, of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, praised the directive – and said punishing students who refuse to acknowledge a student’s gender identity is appropriate because it amounts to bullying.
    “The reality is that it’s about creating an inclusive environment for all students to learn,” Scott said.
    But many parents disagreed and said the directive actually gives transgendered students more rights and privileges than other students.
    “It doesn’t treat all students the same,” said Bill Gillmeister, of Brookfield, Mass. “It has a greater preference to gender-identifying children. That concerns me a great deal.”
    Gillmeister told Fox News he has a son and daughter in high school. He also serves as a school committeeman.
    He wondered about safety and fairness – especially when it comes to athletics. Under the new rules transgendered students will be allowed to play on either boys or girls teams.
    “What about the girl who loses a spot on that basketball team because a boy is able to play as a girl,” Gillmeister wondered.
    He worried about boys going into the girls locker rooms and vice versa.
    “As a father of a daughter who might be playing sports, that concerns me greatly,” he said. “My daughter would likely not play a sport that she would otherwise play if she knew there was a potential for a boy to walk into the girl’s locker room.”
    Gillmeister predicted no matter what happens – there will be lawsuits.
    “It will either be the girl who didn’t get a seat on the basketball team because some boy got it or some boy who wanted to use the girls’ room but was denied access,” he said.
    Beckwith and others say the education department is using a loophole in the anti-discrimination law to create a “stealth bathroom bill.”
    “It’s affecting students as young as kindergarten,” he said.
    The directive also calls on schools to implement gender neutral clothing rules.
    “For example, some schools require students to wear gender-based garb for graduation or have gender-based dress codes for prom, special events and daily attire,” the directive states. “Schools should eliminate gendered policies and practices such as these.”
    They pointed out on school that changed its dress code for the National Honor Society. The new policy does not require girls to wear dresses.
    They also instructed schools to stop lining up students based on gender. Instead, they recommended lining up students using their birthdays or alphabetically.
    Beckwith said it seems like Massachusetts is trying to create gender-neutral schools.
    “They’re encouraging schools to eliminate all gender based distinctions,” he said.
    With reporting from Associated Press

    Students Who Refuse to Affirm Transgender Classmates Face Punishment

     
  • RuralRebel 6:03 pm on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cycling, Fischer, Louisville, Sustainability   

    So all you hard working people in Louisville…heads up 

    In Public Meeting, Some Say Louisville’s Draft Sustainability Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

    By ERICA PETERSON

    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s sustainability plan was both praised and panned at a public meeting tonight. Many people thought the plan needed to be bolder, while others applauded the attainable goals that were set.

    Fischer released the plan last month. It sets an agenda for the next several decades in categories including energy, transportation and the environment.

    Some of the suggestions offered at the meeting contradicted each other—like a comment that all parking garages should be removed from downtown, followed by one that feared businesses would move to the suburbs without ample parking. But there were two themes that remained persistent all night: bicycling and education.

    Amanda Fuller with Bicycling for Louisville said the city needs to be bold in the face of rapid climate change.

    “We need to make it really, really hard for people to do the things that have got us into this problem in the first place, like driving Free smiley angry drivercars,” she said. “We need to make it easy for people to get on a bike. The best visual cue to get someone to change their behavior is that thing in the road that is a like a pleasant, wonderful place to ride your bike. It’s called like a bike lane, or a bike path.”

    AIsay…A person who thinks like this Amanda of ‘Bicycling for Louisville’…is a threat to humanity. Just how do these kooks think the city will survive? Can you just see a modern day ambulance? A firetruck? A presidential visit? Oh…just the elite and those government essentials…will be allowed…I get it…kinda like join the party politics…in USSR or China…or Cuba…you get the picture…

    Carolyn Waters told Sustainability Director Maria Koetter there’s a need for deeper education. Free Smiley teacher says no

    “Anything we can do to create learning experiences for youth or adults that put it in our face that we’re part of an ecosystem,” she said. “Like composting. Like having ample opportunity to be in natural spaces. I think that will not only help us to see the impacts that we’re directly having, but it will also help us to care more.”

    Koetter emphasized the importance of creating manageable goals that the city can realistically achieve. She said she wants the plan to be bolder, too, but it’s important to start with a plan. “It’s a challenge to decide what to do next,” she said.

    Some residents praised the achievable goals in the plan, including efforts to conserve energy and increase recycling. There was talk of increasing weatherization efforts in the city, environmental justice issues and increasing neighborhood density.

    Isay….yup…more density! That will work! Not! Yikes…these people need to get out of their ‘concrete environments’ and learn what a real “eco-system is…and how everyone…participates in it! EVERYONE…that means we humans actually live with nature…and both survive very well…by adaptation! A D A P T I O N !!!!! E V O L U T I O N….Free Smiley Beam Me Up Scotty

    Metro Government is accepting written comments on the plan for another week. The final version will be released next month.

    http://wfpl.org/post/public-meeting-some-say-louisvilles-draft-sustainability-plan-doesnt-go-far-enough

     
  • RuralRebel 5:18 pm on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: racism,   

    Whole Chicken….becomes racist? 

    Isay…now this is just outright scary when a complaint can make a large company cave! (no pun intended) This is suppose to be in a “democrat” neighborhood. Goes to show you just how “democratic” these democrats are….Free Smiley

    Whole Foods’ Chicken Ad Featuring Obama Outrages Neighbors
    The supermarket took down the sign after shoppers complained it was offensive

    A Whole Foods supermarket in New York has removed a sign that used a drawing of President Barack Obama to advertise a sale on chicken after complaints that the ad was offensive.

    The sign outside the supermarket on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, featuring an apparent caricature of Obama advertising an upcoming sale on whole organic chickens, outraged neighbor Woody Henderson.

    “There are certain things that have been used to put down black people — watermelon, fried chicken,” he said.

    Jason Nunez of the Bronx said, “Even if he’s not the president, you’re going to have an African-American promoting the sale of chicken? They can do better than that.”

    Residents and passersby agreed the man in the sign looked like Obama, but not all thought it was derogatory.

    “Obviously it looks like the president, but I don’t think it’s racist,” said Joseph Joshua.

    A spokesman for Whole Foods said store artists create a variety of pop culture imagery to promote sales and events. The sign advertising the chicken was put up earlier in the week but taken down “once it was brought to our attention by a shopper that it may be perceived as offensive,” said the spokesman.

    “There was no disrespect meant at all,” the spokesman said.

    Henderson thinks the chain should take more responsibility. Another neighbor, Jeffrey Schaper, said, “I don’t think you can find a more pro-Democratic neighborhood. They’re sort of shooting themselves in the foot. It is pretty outrageous.”

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/NATL-NY-COPY-Whole-Foods-Removes-Chicken-Ad-Featuring-Obama-192247711.html

     
  • RuralRebel 4:53 pm on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Las Vegas Shooting.. 

    Isay time to outlaw Gangs…what? Too hard you say?

    LAS VEGAS – Three people are dead and at least three more injured from a shooting and multi-car crash on Las Vegas Boulevard near Flamingo Road.

    Metro Police say the shooting ensued on the Strip in front of Bally’s Hotel and Casino early Thursday morning which set off a multi-car accident involving six vehicles.

    3 Dead, 3 Injured in Strip Deadly Shooting, Crash

    Metro Sgt. John Sheahan said police are looking for suspects in a black Range Rover with tinted windows and dark rims. Sheahan said the people in the Range Rover were shooting at people in a Maserati, the driver of the Maserati was hit by gunfire and killed. The Maserati crashed into a taxi which caused it to burst into flames and explode killing the driver and passenger.

    “There was a loud bang and I hear two other booms. I looked out my window at Caesars Palace … and could see the fireball,” said witness John Lamb.

    The Las Vegas Strip is closed to pedestrians near the crash scene. Flamingo Road is closed to traffic between I-15 and Audrie Street. Las Vegas Boulevard is closed from Caesars Palace to the Paris Hotel. Drivers should use Spring Mountain Road, Desert Inn Road, Tropicana Avenue, or Harmon Avenue instead of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane.

    Drivers should also utilize Maryland Parkway, Paradise Road and I-15 instead of Las Vegas Boulevard. Please avoid the area of Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard.

    8 News NOW is following this developing story and will have more information as it becomes available.

    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/21295328/las-vegas-strip-shooting-crash-leave-3-dead

     
  • RuralRebel 2:32 pm on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Heinz, Kerry, United States Department of State, University of Virginia   

    Richest U.S. Senator, John Kerry, Rails Against ‘Corrupting’ Money in Politics in Farewell Address 

    John Kerry - Caricature

    John Kerry – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

     

    Isay Now this…this is really good…we have “thee quintessential congress”…calling the kettle black!

     

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the greatest challenge to U.S. foreign policy is not emerging China or Middle East instability. It’s Congress.

     

    Isay…Mr Heinz Man…then there is only one thing to do, as the former Sec. of State did….set up “agitators” in the US Congress…to start a revolution! Then of course…run off and party in the next country, then tell everyone how “much more” we are loved around the world!

     

    In a speech Wednesday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Kerry cited the adage that “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home.” He called the budget impasse a threat.

     

    Isay…Sure is Mr. Heinz Man…a threat to the wallets of all those “get out the vote” constituents…those Non Profits, Advocates and NGOs. But those of us on Main Street…we will get to keep a few more dollars in our pockets for a change (no pun intended)!

     
    The State Department has said automatic spending cuts would jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance and other international programs.
    Kerry said legislators need to avoid “senseless cuts.”

     

    Isay…Mr. Heinz Man……We care about the US citizens first! Cause you see, without us, here on Main Street….you get nothing! We could use a little Aid here at home…and I do not mean $$ aid…I mean Relief Aid….Lift the burden on us…stop raiding our wallets!

     
    Otherwise, he said his credibility as a diplomat might be damaged.

     

    Isay…..WHAT? Free Smiley joker smiley

     
    Kerry said, “Think about it: It’s hard to tell the leadership of any number of countries that they must resolve their economic issues if we don’t resolve our own.”

     

    Isay….Mr. Heinz Man……why to h*** do we presume to tell them in the first place?

     

     

     

    This news link http://tiny.iavian.net/ndg was sent from a friend.

     

     

     
  • RuralRebel 12:52 pm on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    NPR doing it’s part…”for the cause” 

    Yup…interviewing all the Federal agencies that will be destroyed  when the sequester goes through. Isn’t it amazing how a lousy 5% cut…..will devastate these greedy agencies!! Too bad…it will help Main Street….DC Street will just have to learn how to “make do”! You know…kinda like NOT keeping your AC on 75…or driving a SUV…you know…like “having a little skin in the game!”Free Smiley cheering smiley

     
  • RuralRebel 12:51 pm on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags:   

    NPR doing it’s part…”for the cause” 

    Yup…interviewing all the Federal agencies that will be destroyed  when the sequester goes through. Isn’t it amazing how a lousy 5% cut…..will devastate these greedy agencies!! Too bad…it will help Main Street….DC Street will just have to learn how to “make do”! You know…kinda like NOT keeping your AC on 75…or driving a SUV…you know…like “having a little skin in the game!”Free Smiley cheering smiley

     
  • RuralRebel 12:42 pm on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Hagel   

    Isn’t this convenient? ..Hagel Documents being organized 

    Despite Controversy, Hagel’s Archives Sealed Shut
    Only Chuck Hagel can grant access.
    6:40 AM, FEB 20, 2013 • BY DANIEL HALPER  
    The largest known Chuck Hagel archive is located here, at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. But good luck accessing it: Despite intense national focus on the defense secretary nominee’s record, this reporter was shunned from taking a look inside the trove of Hagel’s videos, audio recordings, documents, pictures, and artifacts.

    James T. Shaw, director of collections and the government documents librarian here, insists Tuesday morning he is not “stonewalling” efforts to gain access to Hagel’s record. Preventing immediate access, he says, is imperative for the academic integrity of the institution. A trained archivist has not yet organized the entire record, Shaw explains.

    The explanation is hardly convincing, so I ask to speak with a higher authority. Soon, Shaw’s boss, Stephen R. Shorb, joins us down in the basement level of the university’s Criss Library.

    The collection was acquired by the university four years ago, in December 2008, upon Hagel’s retirement from the Senate. “The archives contain ~1700 boxes of documents, ~1000 audio and video recordings, ~1000 photographs and artifacts and hundreds of books from Sen. Hagel’s personal statement,” reads a statement I’m handed that’s attributed to Shorb, the library dean. “The archives are being organized so that they will be a resource for future researchers, and are not open to the public at this time.”

    He says he hates estimating, but believes the archive will be available for access roughly two-and-a-half years from now.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/despite-controversy-hagel-s-archives-sealed-shut_703005.html

     
  • RuralRebel 12:27 pm on February 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Support Sequester 

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