Thursday, May 31, 2012
Here's the timeline:
Clean Water Act was amended in 1972. Tom Sullivan has asked, why did MSD wait so long to meet it's requirements??? Why did it wait till the EPA sued?
Voters approved by 70% Prop Y in 2004: $670 million in bonds for upgrades
The EPA sued MSD, and it put Prop. Y on in 2008 to approve another $275 million in bonds
Voters approved by 75% Prop Y in 2008.
EPA sues MSD again. This time, the improvements needed/settlement is over $4 BILLION
On June 6, voters be asked to approve another $945 million, which is essentially nearly $1.9 BILLION because the interest is about $1 interest for $1 principle.
What will you do to stop Prop Y on Tue., June 6, 2012??
Please like the Prop Y - Vote NO Facebook page, and share the image.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Here are the questions I got on twitter.
egrant24 Erin Grant
Indoor plumbing is first-rate!
To pay for it once is great.
To pay for it twice is cruel
for the poor and the fool!
For every $1 MSD borrows, we will pay them $2.
Vote "NO" on Prop Y on June 5, 2012.
Like the Facebook Page, and "share" the picture.
Voters gave MSD approval to take issue bonds in 2004 and 2008.
Remember, these bonds mean we will pay 1.9 BILLION for $945 million in improvements (and whatever else).
*Jackie Coleman helped me with this project.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
5.16.12 -- David Coleman, architect of Common Core Standards, has been chosen as the next president of the College Board (producer of SAT and Advanced Placement tests). I am very concerned about this cozy relationship that Coleman means to create between the Common Core Standards and the SAT/AP.
Even people who send their children to private schools and/or homeschool them will be impacted by this decision to align the SAT/AP tests with the Common Core Standards.
The SAT/AP are generally tests that follow knowledge-based, academic knowledge – more aligned with Type #1 Philosophy of Education.
The Common Core Standards are definitely an attempt to drive our public schools completely into Type #2 Philosophy of Education.
Type #1's end goal is academic achievement. Type #2's end goal is the indoctrination and manipulation of students' minds.
For more clarity about these two terms, please read:
3.26.12 -- "Two Education Philosophies with Two Different Goals" -- by Donna Garner
Excerpt from today's EducationWeek article:
Robert Scott, the commissioner of education in Texas, who has known Mr. Coleman for more than a decade, described him as "one of the brightest minds out there, an absolute genius" in thinking about what skills and knowledge schoolchildren need to thrive in college and in good jobs. But the two men differ sharply on how to advance those changes; Texas pointedly opted out of the common standards because it objected to the use of federal incentives, such as Race to the Top dollars, to promote adoption.
Some education activists saw in Mr. Coleman's appointment the risk of creating too much uniformity in curriculum and tests.
Published Online: May 16, 2012
Incoming College Board Head Wants SAT to Reflect Common Core
Since 1919, the Catholic bishops of the United States have taught that universal access to basic health care is a component of the common good in a fair society.
There is a difference between "universal health care" provided by the government, and "universal health care" provided through volunteer organizations and churches.
I think the confusion for these Bishops (USCCB) is forgetting that when someone else is paying, whether we like it or not, someone else is making the decisions.
Before supporting the idea that the federal government has the moral authority to force people to support the ideal of "universal health care," they should have considered the problem they are now trying to clarify:
Will universal health care cost us our religious freedom?
But there is no such thing as a free lunch.
When someone else is paying, whether we like it or not, someone else is making the decisions.
I can see how the Catholic Church could be for "universal health care"--as all of the early hospitals were started by Catholic Churches!!! They did not turn people away. They were in charge.
The lynchpin for all of noble goals always seems to be forced "giving." God forbids "stealing."
Which begs the questions: at what point is a tax moral? When 50% plus 1 say so?
Frederic Bastiat answers this question in "The Law" in the chapter, "What is Law."
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Jason mentioned Champion the Vote - learn more tomorrow night:
Thur., May 17 @ 7pm - After Party
Topic: "Champion the Vote"
401 First Capitol Drive, Saint Charles, MO 63301
The BFRW has their monthly meeting Featuring Steelman, Brunner, Ed Martin
When: this Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 1:00pm
Where: the Commerce Bank in Kirkwood at the corner of So.Lindbergh and Adams in the lower level at 1pm.
This weekend - ThriVe (PRC) Fun Run - more info
& Paul Curtman fundraiser see Facebook ($25 at the door)
When: Sat. night from 6 - 9pm
Where: Ed Martin/Cole McNary Campaign Headquarters, 932 Meramec Station Rd, Fenton, MO
Next week - Airport Township Meeting featuring MSD official on the over $900,000,000.00 bond issue.
When: Thursday, May 17 @ 7
|JUNE 5, 2012 SPECIAL ELECTION- Propositions -|
GOP Primary Senatorial Debate at Lindenwood University - Moderated by Jamie Allman with 97.1′s very own Dana Loesch on the panel. more info
Location: The Bezemes Family Theater in the J. Scheidegger Center For The Arts Lindenwood University
Address: 2300 West Clay St. Saint Charles, MO 63301
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS by calling the Box Office at (636) 949-4433. Seating is not guaranteed unless you reserve a ticket