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DITTOS RUSH! Contemporary media musings with an emphasis on fighting truth decay.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Rachel Maddow: A Possible Fox News Candidate?

Not in her lifetime, I'm afraid. How unfortunate. Rachel Maddow could have been a contender on the Fox News Network. A late 1980's graduate of Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley, California, she attended Stanford University. Clearly she was very attractive upon graduation. She rebuked her natural born beauty and replaced it with something much less traditional but uniquely progressive. Sigh! We have enough men in the world, we don't need another lesbian attempting to look like a masculine woman. Currently she hosts a nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC. Maddow confesses she's a "national security liberal" and in a different interview that she's not a partisan. Well, in high school maybe. But the past is the past. Maddow now lives in Manhattan and western Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula pictured above who (ahem) has a great personality.

No, really Megyn Kelly........................



It's really sort of unfair don't you think? She's kinda sweet, has a nice smile but she remains oh, so partisan and highly opinionated. To be fair, we all are to some degree. Just tell us Rachel: Why in heavens name did you turn to the dark side? Come back to reason. At the very least, consider bringing back your long blond hair. It will boost the ratings at your network and we'll promise to turn the volume up.

CDC Deleted Ebola Fact Sheet Page!

As reported by Gateway Pundit The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took down a page this week explaining how Ebola can be spread though coughing, sneezing and sex.
Out with the old:


































In with the new....when we have it ready:

In the meantime should you contract Ebola, don't blame the CDC for any confusion.  
Original:
“Can Ebola spread by coughing? By sneezing?”
“Unlike respiratory illnesses like measles or chickenpox, which can be transmitted by virus particles that remain suspended in the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes, Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with body fluids of a person who has symptoms of Ebola disease. Although coughing and sneezing are not common symptoms of Ebola, if a symptomatic patient with Ebola coughs or sneezes on someone, and saliva or mucus come into contact with that person’s eyes, nose or mouth, these fluids may transmit the disease.”
Current:
“Can Ebola be spread by coughing or sneezing?”
“There is no evidence indicating that Ebola virus is spread by coughing or sneezing. Ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola; the virus is not transmitted through the air (like measles virus). However, droplets (e.g., splashes or sprays) of respiratory or other secretions from a person who is sick with Ebola could be infectious, and therefore certain precautions (called standard, contact, and droplet precautions) are recommended for use in healthcare settings to prevent the transmission of Ebola virus from patients sick with Ebola to healthcare personnel and other patients or family members.”

Ferguson Store Owners Prepare for Civil Unrest!

Local stores and businesses throughout Ferguson expressed feelings of frustration and uncertainty as many have boarded-up windows, increased security measures and lost thousands of dollars in revenue amid protests stemming from the Aug. 9 police shooting death of Michael Brown. Many businesses said they will just have to wait and see what happens ahead of an expected November ruling on whether or not to indict officer Darren Wilson. Source


Project Veritas: Multiple NC Campaign Workers Willing to Aid Non-Citizen With Felony Kay Hagan Votes!

Courtesy Project Veritas:
A stunning undercover video exposes a reckless disregard of election law in North Carolina. Multiple campaign operatives and workers, both democrats and republicans, encourage felony voter fraud.

A Project Veritas Action operative poses as an enthusiastic wanna-be voter, who also happens to be a non U. S. citizen. When she asks campaign managers and other campaign operatives if it is okay if she votes they all say yes, no problem.

Greg Amick, Campaign Manager for Mecklenburg County Sheriff hopeful Irwin Carmichael, says, ‘it shouldn’t be an issue at all.” Martin Kelly, the father of Superior Court Judge candidate David Kelly adds, “If they registered her, then she can’t get in trouble. All they can do is say no. They can’t do anything else.”

Follow Project Veritas Action at:
http://ProjectVeritasAction.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Netanyahu SLAMS Obama Official's "Chickensh*t" Attack!

Netanyahu: As Prime Minister, I stand firm with regard to Israel’s security. I care about the lives of each and every citizen and each and every soldier. I have been on battlefields many times. I risked my life for this country, and I am not prepared to make concessions that will endanger it. And it must be understood, our supreme interests, first and foremost security and the unity of Jerusalem, are not the top priority of those same anonymous sources that attack us and me personally. I am being attacked only because I am protecting the State of Israel. If I did not protect the State of Israel, if I did not stand up decisively for our national and security interests, they would not attack me. And despite the attacks I face, I will continue to protect our country; I will continue to protect the citizens of Israel.

Julie Bishop: Feminism 'not a term I find particularly useful'!

Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop comments as she addressed the National Press Club in Canberra-
Bishop on feminism: 
"It's not a term that I find particularly useful these days. I recognize the role it's played and the barriers and challenges overcome by the women's movement. I don't reject the term but it's not a word I'd use to describe myself."
Bishop on the seemingly disconnected relationship between feminism and conservative politicians:
"With respect I think you're over analyzing it. [Feminism] is just not a term I use. It's because I have a pathological dislike for the term, I just don't use it. It's not part of my lexicon. It just isn't. And I don't think anyone should take offence to that and read into it. I'm a female politician – get over it."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BLACKS TURN ON DEMS 'THEY ARE ABUSING US'!

Breaking News : Chicago activists blast black-liberal leadership.
"There's no white folks running Detroit. There's black folks running that city. Ain't no white no white folks doing that. Everything happening in our community is because of the black leadership doing this. The only thing helping the black community is abortion on demand. There not pushing a black agenda, They're pushing a neo-liberal agenda. Black leadership is abusing us. The democratic party is abusing us..."

Press corps to White House: You’re making this up as you go, right?

“Let’s take the case of the Pentagon. You talked about how the administration has been aware and has acted on an Ebola outbreak since March. And then shouldn’t these — shouldn’t a policy have been in place when you decided to send troops to West Africa? Shouldn’t — how you are going to treat those returning troops in a matter of a protocol then, rather than to what appears to be being made up on the fly?”…
“I’m confused tough because we have known about this outbreak for some time and we are going to hear as you say from CDC later on guidelines and protocols for returning medical workers which we know they were there. Why haven’t — and the Pentagon too in the case of these people who are being held or sort of semi-quarantined in Italy. Why weren’t these kinds of decisions made earlier?”

Monday, October 27, 2014

Saturday Night Live: Obama on Ebola!

This weekends SNL skit was more like a running commentary on current events than it was parody. Sadly, it would have been funnier if we weren't actually living though this corrupt incompetence.  

Saturday Night Live kicked off tonight with an over-the-top mockery of President Obama‘s handling of the Ebola crisis. As the fake president explained, hey, it’t not like they handled it as badly as they did ISIS, Obamacare, or all the rest of it…In fact, as the president explained, “This whole Ebola thing is probably one of my greatest accomplishments.” He then brought on Ebola czar Ron Klain to take questions from the press and advised voters in Southern states like Louisiana and Kentucky to avoid large crowded areas like, say, polling places, for the next week or so. (Latinos in those states, however, may have an immunity.)

And just when you thought things couldn’t get more ridiculous, Al Sharpton himself took the stage to assure panicked New Yorkers that all is well… in a very Sharpton-ish manner. 
(YouTuber NewsBestNow)

Friday, October 24, 2014

VIDEO: NYC COPS Caught Dumping Gloves, Masks from EBOLA Scene into Public Trash Can!

With the news that the first confirmed case of Ebola has hit New York City, all attention now turns to how equipped the densely populated metropolis is to deal with the deadly virus - and if the city really is as prepared as they claimed to be in a press conference Thursday evening. Perhaps throwing things into doubt are photos taken outside the Harlem apartment of Dr. Craig Spencer, who was admitted to the hospital with a 103 degree fever earlier today. They show police officers tossing their gloves, masks and the caution tape used to block off access to his apartment in a public trash can. Is that really the best place to be putting all of that?... Source

Civil Unrest in Ferguson: Duty To Fight, Duty To Win!

For many from the #Ferguson and St. Louis areas, justice for #MikeBrown is a personal issue. "It's a tough fight, it's a heavy burden, we are tired, exhausted, but we keep fighting because we do think we are going to win. We have to, we have to. I don't think this generation is going to drop the ball on this." - Brittany Ferrell  

They are engaged in a serious social media effort as they freely admit: "We're part of a global generation - without borders - connected to issues that impact your life, our world." It's apparent to them that the first black president hasn't improved race relations in America. Odd how the most powerful man in the world was unable to accomplish this.

Scroll down to the bottom of http://www.ajplus.net/ and you will see this message:

You know what to do!

Remember that according to AJ+ you can't trust the police in Ferguson, Ms.!

And they are pissed:
When white police officer Darren Wilson killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, the St. Louis, Missouri, suburb of Ferguson became an amplifier for the issues of police militarization and racism. In the midst of the chaos that ensued, two young black women—Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell—became leaders of a movement, reclaiming the megaphone from longstanding civil-rights leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton...

What Women Really Want: PolitiChicks!

Morgan Brittany, Dr. Gina Loudon, and Ann-Marie Murrell -- the three anchors of politichicks.com -- discuss what women want at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute's annual Western Women's Summit in Santa Barbara CAon October 10, 2014.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Terrorist Watchlist!

Where can average Americans go to share terrorism-related information? The Information Sharing Environment. The ISE provides analysts, operators, and investigators with integrated and synthesized terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and homeland security information needed to enhance national security and help keep our people safe.

Creating an environment of more efficient terrorism-related information sharing is a key mission of the PM-ISE. Consequently, by supporting the ability of front line screening agencies to positively identify known or suspected terrorists trying to obtain visas, enter the country, board aircraft, or engage in other activity, the consolidated Terrorist Watchlist is one of the most effective counterterrorism tools for the U.S. government. A number of federal government agencies participate in this mission process:
  • The National Counterterrorism Center manages the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE), which serves as the U.S. government’s central repository of information on international terrorist identities as established by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. TIDE supports the USG’s various terrorist screening systems or “watchlists” and the U.S. Intelligence Community’s overall counterterrorism mission.
  • The Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) maintains the U.S. government’s consolidated Terrorist Watchlist - which supports the ability of front line screening agencies to positively identify known or suspected terrorists trying to obtain visas, enter the country, board aircraft, or engage in other activity. While undertaking these activities, TSC is also dedicated to ensuring the data it stores is maintained in a manner consistent with protecting the privacy and civil liberties of Americans.
  • Similarly, the Transportation Security Administration&nbsp uses Secure Flight, an aviation security program that enhances the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watchlist matching.
  • The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated April 10, 2014. 
  • 2013 saw the launch of a fully interactive web based Political Risk Map. The map is supported by Quantitative Country Analytics (QCA) from Roubini Global Economics, which allows systematic analysis of political risk around the world. It is unique in that it follows a three layered approach in analysing political risk (excluding EU and OECD countries).
    Source:  http://www.ise.gov/terrorist-watchlist

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Senator Jeanne Shaheen Laughed At For Ducking Question On Obama!

    Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was laughed at by the audience at the New Hampshire Senate Debate on Tuesday when she would not give a clear answer on whether she approved of the job President Obama is doing.

    When asked to give a simple, yes or no response to a hypothetical pollster asking, “do you approve of the job President Obama is doing?” Shaheen responded, “in some ways I approve, and some things I don't approve,” a line that caused the audience to start laughing. She continued “like most questions that we deal with as policymakers there aren’t simple answers, yes or no.”

    Shaheen was then asked how she could reconcile voting with the president 99% of the time and President Obama’s low approval rating in New Hampshire. She stated “I work for New Hampshire. And Scott Brown talks a lot about one survey and 99% of the time that I voted with the president,” before talking about her record getting a prison in New Hampshire opened, her work with residents who were facing foreclosure, and language she added to a veterans’ reform bill with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

    She then concluded, “what we need is a senator who’s going to work for New Hampshire, who;s going to make sure we address the concerns we hear from our constituents, who’s going to be willing to work with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, anybody in Washington who can help us get the job done for this state.” (Courtesy YouTuber ol dirt dog)

    Chris Matthews: ‘It’s Like Obama Has Ebola!’

    Hardball anchor Chris Matthews joked Tuesday evening that Democratic Senate candidates denying their 2008 and 2012 Obama votes were treating President Barack Obama as if he had ebola.

    Matthews showed video of Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) avoiding a Republican tracker asking the question (though it’s entirely possible he just doesn’t like GOP trackers).

    “That’s the way people walk past guys who are trying to get a buck or a quarter from somebody,” Matthews said.

    “It’s like Obama has Ebola,” he added. “I wasn’t near him! I didn’t touch him!”

    Obama: 'Don't Touch My Girlfriend'!

    YouTuber Richard Brown has this to say:
    Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman, Aia (A-ya) Cooper, was voting next to Obama when her boyfriend, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise: "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend.". Obama, laughing, replied: "There's an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no reason." Cooper apologized. But Obama imagined how she would retell the encounter: "I can't believe Mike, he is such a fool. I was just mortified...But fortunately, the president was nice about it, so it's all right." Obama gave her a smooch. "Give him something to talk about."

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Connecticut: The model progressive state of failure!

    The Forbes article below not only gives a detailed lesson on how to drive people away from your home state but also why an informed vote really does matter. I wonder if this will generate any substantive responses from our democratic voting friends. They said raising taxes was the answer to everything. Time to explain yourself. I'm afraid we are definitely living in a New Normal, so most likely that won't happen. Then again, the numbers in this article are impossible to argue against.....unless one twists the truth. Be on the lookout for that. People nowadays are like infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. They have foundations built on hollow and deceptive philosophy coupled with a confused, incoherent, and even immoral relativistic brand of thinking.......But that's just my opinion. United we stand, partisan we fall!
    READ: How Did Rich Connecticut Morph Into One Of America's Worst Performing Economies?

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    We do fracking right in Michigan! (Gov. Rick Snyder)

    Said Gov. Rick Snyder during recent Capitol Hill Hearings.
    Fracking, the process of breaking trapped resources like natural gas and oil from shale, has led to a revolution in energy production in the U.S. It's also given rise to increasing worries that the process can have sweeping environmental impacts.

     
    Watch this YouTube video to find out what fracking is:



    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    The Obama CDC won't stop Ebola!

    What other counties are doing to contain Ebola:

    Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. Senegal closed its land border with Guinea on Saturday to try to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, which Guinean authorities say is suspected of killing 70 people in what would be the deadliest outbreak in seven years. “Even though the outbreak has been limited to these countries in West Africa, the spread to other countries needs to be contained,” the South African Cabinet said in a statement released Thursday. Senegal, Gambia, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast also limited travel from the region early in the Ebola outbreak, and Kenya Airways, British Airways and African airlines ASKY and Arik Air have all suspended flights to some of the affected countries.

    What the USA is doing to contain Ebola: 


    “One strategy that won’t stop this epidemic is isolating affecting countries or sealing borders” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), director.


    ….and just look at the results…….

    The incredible tasty Michelle Obama school lunch!

    No, not really. So how many of you have eaten in your son or daughter's school cafeteria lately? Have you asked them how they like the new Michelle Obama menu? Well, I pack my son a homemade, healthy lunch every day except on the days they have pizza, which should tell you something. It's not because he wants an unhealthy alternative, it's because he doesn't get filled up otherwise. By the time after-school activities roll around, he is starving if he eats the school lunch. I choose to protect my son from this madness.

    So how about the rest of America's kids? A recent survey of school leaders revealed:
    — 83.7 percent of school districts saw an increase in plate waste.
    — 81.8 percent had an increase in cost.
    — 76.5 percent saw a decrease in participation by students.

    Our kids probably feel like they are being used as pawns in these ill conceived social experiments. At the very least, the numbers prove the new government standards are not working. Food and money (your money) are being thrown down the drain, literally.

    I have an idea. How about if parents teach their children healthy eating habits from a very young age? Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Ebola burial squads go on strike in Sierra Leone!

    The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone took on a new twist as several burial teams went on strike, raising the risk of more cases. The workers said the government had not paid their risk allowance in full in recent weeks despite the dangers of their work. The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone is said to have worsened as burial teams on strike leaving corpses of infected victims on the streets of the capital, Freetown.

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Best of World War 3 Simulations!

    Russia, China and allies are winning at first, but tactical mistakes (notably the failed Russian invasion of Brazil) cost them the war. In the war's aftermath, Pakistan demands occupation of much of central asia. Due to Pakistan's important role in the defeats of India and China, the west agrees to accommodate these demands. They later regret this however, as Pakistan emerges as a world power rivaling the west with its own new allies and satellite states.
    The Day The World Ended - WW3 Simulation FutureMoneyTrends.com, a top trends research newsletter, has released a World War 3 simulation video, "The Day The World Ended." The purpose of this simulation is to show people just how fast things could get ugly if we go to war with Iran. During the simulation, oil prices spike to $130 per barrel, but by the end of the day are trading for $405. Gold and silver become unavailable as the world floods into safety as oil prices force a systemic economic collapse. Riots, civil unrest, and drastic government action are taken during the start of this war. FutureMoneyTrends.com helps many investors strategically look at how future trends and scenarios will help or hurt their portfolio. This simulation is not an exact prediction, however FutureMoneyTrends.com does believe events could unfold quickly if Iran responds striking at the heart of the world's petroleum market. Much in the press is about Iran and Israel, but military planners and pundits should take note that Iran is also enemies with Saudi Arabia and they know that the U.S. cannot survive without oil. Though 90% of U.S. oil imports come from areas not in the middle east, prices are set on a global market, so crisis in the middle east will be a direct crisis for the U.S. economy. During the FutureMoneyTrends.com war simulation, Iran strikes Saudi oil fields in response to Israel striking Iranian nuclear sites. Once this happens, to put it nicely, all hell breaks loose.

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    The Obama Voter and Cheerleader Poop!

    There is a photo sailing around the internet from a website called Saturday in Texas.The one on the left shows a cheerleader, I can hardly say it, pooping on her teammates. The photo on the right shows the exact same image in its original form:


    Many simple minded people believed this photo to be authentic. Others, who wisely refuse to believe everything they see, performed a simple keyword search on the internet and quickly discovered the truth. So why does this remind me of your average Obama voter? If these same folks did their due diligence in regards to anything Obama says or promises, our country would not currently be on the verge of total collapse. Most everything Obama has attempted has subsequently failed. This is because it's all been attempted before and has always failed. These folks spend a lot of time on the internet. Put it to good use and learn something valuable.

    Accept this truth and let's move forward to save America.


    FLASHBACK 2005: Senator Obama rips Bush for being unprepared for avian flu epidemic!

    Senator Obama rips Bush for being unprepared for the avian flu (Influenza A virus subtype H5N1) epidemic in the USA, 2005. IRONICALLY in August 2010, PRESIDENT Obama scrapped Tougher Bush-Era Quarantine Rules Designed to Halt Spread of Epidemics... It's a pity that Senator Obama isn't still around to point out the ERRORS of the executive branch, and insist that they be held accountable...

    Your Black World.....really!

    If you're searching for fair and balanced news from the African American community, sadly you won't find it at YourBlackworld.net. What you will find is an unbalanced portion of vitreal directed at White Americans. Which begs the question, aren't we ALL Americans? Can't we ALL just get along? Over five years ago Americans of ALL races elected the first black President. Yet as you're about to read, reverse racism has spread like Ebola and is even more polarizing than it has been for decades. Let's let the recent journalistic endeavors of YourBlackworld.net speak for themselves:
     
    Farrakhan Suggests Ebola Was designed to Kill Black People; Here’s Why People Believe Him Some might wish to write off any thoughts about Ebola being an engineered virus as mere conspiracy theories. But the problem is that there is clear evidence that the US government has manufactured quite a few conspiracies against black people in the past....
    When Obama is out of office will MSNBC fire its black pundits? As a result of Obama’s rise, many of the black elite were given business and media opportunities that they’d never seen before. MSNBC decided to tap into the African American audience to boost its viewership, and those closest to the Obamas were given the most opportunities....
    Eric Holder can’t be replaced by Obama, he was one of a kind Eric Holder was a very good Attorney General. He stayed far longer than most AGs stay in that position and he served his country well....
    Actor Wendell Pierce stuns Bill Maher: Explains how white people taught us violence In his chance to speak on the show, Pierce is having none of the stereotypes. In clear and strong language, Pierce says that whites were the ones who taught black people to be violent....
    Tavis Smiley: Blacks Have “Been at the Back of the Bus” Under Obama We’ve been at the back of the bus. Every other constituency have spoken their truth and made demands of this president....
    Zimbabwe President Mugabe tells white people to “Go back to England”
    The backdrop of his actions is that Zimbabwe has been deeply affected by Europeans who’ve colonized the country and extracted the nation of it’s resources. This has led him to have a low tolerance for the continued occupation of his homeland.
    Why Most Teachers Still White While Most Students Are Now “Minorities” There are more and more minority students that are enrolled but yet there is one thing that remains unchanged. A majority of the teachers at schools do not match the students.

    In the timeless words of C. Herbert Woolston:

    Jesus loves the little children
    All the children of the world
    Red, brown, yellow
    Black and white
    They are precious in His sight.
    Jesus loves the little children
    Of the world.

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Addendum to Obama's legacy: The Symptoms of Ebola!

    Remember when President Obama promised Ebola was under control and would not reach America:
     
    First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home. We’re working to help flight crews identify people who are sick, and more labs across our country now have the capacity to quickly test for the virus. We’re working with hospitals to make sure that they are prepared, and to ensure that our doctors, our nurses and our medical staff are trained, are ready, and are able to deal with a possible case safely.

    Over time, symptoms of Ebola become increasingly severe and may include:
    • Nausea and vomiting.
    • Diarrhea (may be bloody)
    • Red eyes.
    • Raised rash.
    • Chest pain and cough.
    • Stomach pain.
    • Severe weight loss.
    • Bleeding, usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may bleed from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum)

    Below: A street artist, Stephen Doe, paints an educational mural to inform people about the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, on Sept. 8, 2014

    The Nightmare of Common Core!

    The Emperor Has No Clothes. The Common Core standards are an overly complicated way of doing the same thing we have always done. It all started with former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, who was the 2006-07 chair of the National Governors Association and now leads the University of California system. The great flaw in all this is that just making things harder does not make kids smarter. You start with what a child can do and work from there. Good teachers assess the child's needs first; they do not force arbitrary lessons on children of varying maturity levels and abilities. Also, they offer a variety of ways to learn something - that's call differentiation, which has been stressed in education courses, and rightly so, but is now being dropped for the Common Core. The reality is schools are suffering because of poverty. Plain and simple, but the politicians don't want to hear that because they don't know how to fix it, or don't care to. When kids arrive at school well-rested, well-fed, when they live in an environment of stability and calm, they will learn. They will fulfill their potential.

    The Standards mandate that eight principles of mathematical practice be taught:
    1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    4. Model with mathematics.
    5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
    6. Attend to precision.
    7. Look for and make use of structure.
    8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

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