Sunday, August 2, 2020

Wary' Teachers Now Opposed to Both Online and In-Person Classes, Threaten To Strike

Via John Can you spell "a year long paid vacation?"  Medical workers, gas station workers, supermarket employees, truck drivers, etc.  have been working all through the pandemic. Why? Because they are considered to provide essential societal services.  ALL the medical and educational expertssay children MUST be in school - but teachers don't seem to think the their kids, and by extension, their jobs, are "essential." If we following their reasoning that teaching jobs are not essential jobs, then they should do what other non-essential workers have done; get laid off and collect unemployment. The public should not be on the hook for paying non-teaching teachers. This is really outrageous and  once again shows how little regard unionized teachers have for the taxpayers, their students, parents and even their own profession. I would pay working teachers a premium this fall, and  at the same time, I would terminate those teachers who feel the world owes THEM a living (for no apparent reason).  Let them go flip burgers -another job which is also considered essential. I would allow older teachers (55+) with a previously diagnosed and verified comorbidity to find an alternate way to contribute to education and keep their jobs.  Clearly this is emblematic of why we pay more for education than any other nations, and have the worst results to show for it. If that isn't a damning indictment all by itself, then I do not know what is. Send this message EVERYWHERE.  Teachers will bitch and moan when they read this, but too bad - either your job is essential, or it isn't. 
My advice to teachers. take your pick, but by all means, get ready to go back to your essential work and stop embarrassing yourselves. 

Teachers protest in front of the Hillsborough County School District Office on July 16, 2020, in Tampa, Florida. Teachers and administrators from the school system rallied against the reopening of schools due to health and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

With public school districts nationwide beginning to cancel in-person learning for the fall semester in answer to COVID-19 transmission fears, a number of teachers unions already are moving the goalposts.

According to The New York Times, educators in the hard-hit states of Florida and California might be “wary of returning to class” this back-to-school season, but that concern hasn’t stopped them from shooting down alternatives such as virtual learning.

Widely promoted as the logical alternative to traditional learning, online video instruction was a go-to for many public institutions when coronavirus-related lockdowns first took effect in late March. Several major teachers unions now argue, however, that the practice was stressful, distracting and detrimental to learning — and they want to see their educators provided with alternatives or a reduction in labor hours this fall should virtual learning become the standard.

More @ WJ

Poll: Trump Takes Lead over Biden


A new poll released this weekend shows President Donald Trump, the incumbent GOP president, has taken a national and battleground states lead over his Democrat challenger presumptive nominee former Vice President Joe Biden.

The survey, from the Democracy Institute commissioned by the Sunday Express newspaper, shows Trump leading Biden 48 percent to 46 percent. What’s more, Trump has opened up a bigger lead according to this poll in the crucial battleground states, meaning the president by this pollster’s estimates currently is projected to win 309 electoral votes—more than he did in 2016.

More @ Breitbart

How Lincoln’s War Was Won: Racism was stronger in the North than in the South

Via Reborn

 How We Know The So-Called “Civil War” Was Not Over Slavery

This article concludes this seven-part series on Lincoln’s war against the South.  The war ended 155 years ago. In the century and a half since, the war’s history has been falsified and misrepresented as a righteous war by the freedom-loving North against the slave-holding South. 

The absence of supporting facts has not hampered this false history.

As Lincoln said endlessly, he invaded the Confederate States of America for the sole purpose of conquering the states that seceded and reincorporating them into the United States. Lincoln fought what he declared to be a rebellion.

The South fought because she was invaded. 

Placing Party Above Peace

 President James Buchanan: Klein, Philip Shriver

Baron Stoeckl, Russian Minister in Washington, commented that the great Congressional leaders of the past had been replaced “by men undistinguished either by ability or reputation. Totally lacking in patriotism, they have but one purpose: the increase of the anti-slavery agitation . . . they preach war against the South and demand the extirpation of slavery by fire and iron.”

President James Buchanan well understood the limits of his authority and knew Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution – that waging war against any of the States united, and adhering to their enemies –constituted treason. As a former diplomat, he further saw the solution to the crisis in a Constitutional Convention of the States to properly settle differences between them. The Republican party, a purely sectional party which in no way represented Americans in the South, was now in power and sought to destroy Southern political and economic power by any means, including war.

Placing Party Above Peace

More @ Circa 1865

Reward offered for information on who put 'Trump 2020' sticker on bear

Via Eddie If it was a Biden Sticker we would never hear about it. But, sigh!.. this is Asheville.

 Reward offered for information on who put 'Trump 2020' sticker on ...
A local group of activists is outraged after a black bear was recently seen in Asheville with a political sticker on its collar.

"Help Asheville Bears" (HAB) is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can find out who put a 'Trump 2020' sticker on the bear’s collar.

More @ ABC

Comment on "Why I say mask wearing is doing the devil's work."

face mask

Fake News = The False Prophet
Total Garbage. Without getting into the MANY negatives of mask wearing….

if there were any benefit to wearing a mask, because of the blocking power against droplets and aerosol particles, then there should be more benefit from wearing a respirator (N95) compared to a surgical mask, yet several large meta-analyses, and all the RCT, prove that there is no such relative benefit. Masks and respirators do not work.

This winter ,put your scarf, facemask , or whatever shield thingy..take a big breath and exhale, all that steam you are going to see , yes those are the “droplets” that you think you are protecting yourself or others from.

After reviewing ALL of the studies worldwide, the CDC found “no reduction in viral transmission with the use of face masks.”

Similarly, in recent weeks, the World Health Organization also has found that there “is no evidence wearing a mask by a healthy person in a community setting can prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.” And thus, the World Health Organization concluded “universal community masking” is ineffective at preventing “infection from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.” Indeed, the WHO went so far as to recommend against wearing medical masks as they “may create a false sense of security” against COVID-19, while it took pains to reiterate that there is “no evidence available on a [mask’s] usefulness to protect non-sick persons.”

Even the N95 respirator, recommended for medical workers, requires training to use properly and “without training, the masks could not only expose workers to the virus but also lull them into thinking they are protected,” according to doctors at the Harvard School of Public Health. Yet worse, in practice, the N95 mask has been found to be ineffective in preventing the transmission of viruses: a review of six clinical studies, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that medical workers caught viruses from their patients just as often when they used N95 respirators as when they used ordinary medical masks.

As for the scientific support for the use of face mask, a recent careful examination of the literature, in which 17 of the best studies were analyzed, concluded:

None of the 17 studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.

IF this were a real “virus” that is so deadly contagious you can get it by standing next to another person (closer than oh, let’s say 6 feet LOL), you would need to wear an entire Hazmat suit and breathing apparatus


Black Lives Matter Leader Now Says White People’s Churches ‘Should All Come Down’

Via Billy
King is a scam artist from way back, of course. About ten years ago he began making a name for himself as a “black” writer. He claimed to be black for a decade before people realized that both his parents are white, and he just affected a fake black persona.

“They are a gross form white supremacy,” he wrote. “Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda.”

“They should all come down, he reiterated.


Via Carl