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How many years does Raza Studies have to be an issue before something is done? This is the United States, English Spoken Here!

After finding this article on eliminating ‘Raza Studies’ , I looked back to years past where this was still a major educational and political issue and it still is.  Sounds like a political platform to get votes to me, and reconstruct, eliminate White American History, which is no where  taught or told as it should be.

The name of the nation’s most visible, self-defined Latino civil-rights organization, the National Council of La Raza, translates as the National Council of The Race. The official website denies it, of course, but we have dictionaries. That controversial term – La Raza – is gaining currency: Some K-12 public schools now teach something called “Raza Studies.”

Like those in Tucson, for example. The Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) has, in fact, welcomed Raza Studies in its classrooms for about a decade, but it’s been mighty secretive about the association.

What, exactly, is Raza Studies? Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne asked that question in November 2007 when he inquired if it wouldn’t be too much trouble for TUSD to send to him the Raza curricula it was teaching and the textbooks from which it taught them. Actually, TUSD replied to Horne, meeting his request would be a heckuva lot of trouble.  Then the local papers piled on Arizona’s superintendent. The first sentence of a November 26th editorial in the Tucson Citizen read, “Memo to Tom Horne: Butt out.” Another editorial, titled “Horne meddling in TUSD’s ethnic studies efforts,” this one in Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star, noted that “Students enroll in these classes because they cover information that is not offered in other classes. While U.S. history classes and textbooks do a better job than those of the past of including more about our shared history, much is left out.”

What is left out of traditional syllabi, of course, is the grievance and distortion. When Horne finally acquired the program materials he requested, they included texts with titles such asOccupied America and The Pedagogy of Oppression. (Culture + pedagogy + mathematics: Multiple perspectives in a Latino

community)

And according to John Ward, a Tucson teacher who saw his U.S. history course coopted by the Raza Studies department, the Raza curriculum’s focus is “that Mexican-Americans were and continue to be victims of a racist American society driven by the interests of middle and upper-class whites.”more

This is a little old, but it seems that it is being “scrubbed” from the net. It covers what is going on in our schools under the guise of “Raza Studies”. I can vouch for the statements made in the book “Occupied America”, because I have it sitting here right in front of me (thanks to Ruth of Illegal Protest).  Rodolfo Acuna disputed that Occupied America was a handbook for radical “Chicanos” when the Raza Studies program was attacked in Arizona for its separatist and racist teachings. All anyone has to do to dispute his argument though is to look through the book where the United States is demonized at every chance and Mexicans are made out to be the hero. For instance, I don’t think there’s even a mention of Mexicans slaughtering Indians or any acceptance of responsibility for the current state of Mexico.

“REPORT & FINDINGS ON RAZA STUDIES”

After reading several reports from around the nation saying that the Mexican educational groups such as M.E.C.H.A. (Chicano Student Movement for Aztlan) and “Raza Studies” were teaching hatred of Americans especially the “gringo” and “subversion” (this means planning a takeover of parts or all of our nation) a few of us got together to check it out in our local school district: T.U.S.D (Tucson Unified School District) in Arizona. Also, some mothers had come up to me after I discovered and mentioned to this schoolboard that M.E.Ch.A. says in its first paragraph of its Constitution their goal: “To continue the struggle for self-determination of the Chicano people for the purpose of liberating Aztlan.” (Exhibit “A”, pg.1) (This is known as “la Reconquista” or the “takeover” of land Mexico only owned for 24 years – that’s it! It’s a big lie!). The mothers grabbed my arm and said, “Thank you for what you said. Our children are in danger!” They as many other Americans suspect that the hate that is being taught by these 2 “educational” entities are instigating and fomenting these kids to burn the American flag, or tear it down and put it upside down under the Mexican flag as they did during the two marches. They also feel it is fomenting hatred and violence and many Americans just defending the rule of law (that we ourselves must obey) have been attacked by these youth.

“Raza Studies” made it very difficult for us to get an appointment but with the help of the AZ Sup’t of Schools, Tom Horne, we were finally able to get 3 sessions where we could review the books. more

Bait and Switch: The hidden agenda of eliminating “Raza Studies”

MAS Audit unlawful, expensive and politically motivated

The audit of Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) program, ordered by State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal and slated to begin today, has no legal authority and raises serious questions about what is hoped to be accomplished by squandering taxpayer money harassing a program with a proven track record of academic success.

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Combat troops to get gay sensitivity training

American combat troops will get sensitivity training directly on the battlefield about the military’s new policy on gays instead of waiting until they return to home base in the United States, the senior enlisted man inAfghanistan said Thursday.

The Pentagon is launching an extensive force-wide program to ease the process of integrating open homosexuals into the ranks, including into close-knit fighting units.

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, the top enlisted man inAfghanistan where 100,000 U.S. troops are deployed, said that the sessions on respecting gays’ rights will go right down to the forward operating bases, where troops fight Taliban militants.

I have heard about the training that will be forthcoming to the battlefield,” Sgt. Hill told Pentagon reporters via a teleconference from Kabul.

“We will take our directions from the Department of Defense, from the secretary of defense, the chairman, as well as the service chiefs of each service. Our plan is to take their direction, and we’re going to execute that training right here on the battlefield.”

No unit is exempted, he said.

“Our goal is to not allow a unit to return to home station and have the unit responsible for that,” he said. “While we own those soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, we’re going to execute that training on the ground. We hope that it will have little impact on their combat and security operations here.”

President Obama signed a bill in December to repeal the ban, called “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which required gay troops to hide their sexuality. However, the ban will stay in effect until the secretary of defense certifies that repeal of the policy will not hurt combat readiness.

Elaine Donnelly, who heads the Center for Military Readiness, said it is “ridiculous” to train combat Army soldiers and Marines as they are engage in daily combat with tenacious insurgents.

“It’s absurd because the military has more important things to think about in that dangerous part of the world,” she said. “For the administration to say this is more important than even with the troops we’re trying to train in that part of the world, I think it shows flawed priorities at best. It is ridiculous.”

If there are people who cannot deal with the change, then they’re going to have to do what’s best for their troops and best for the organization and best for the military service and exit the military service, so that we can move forward – if that’s the way that we have to go,” Sgt. Hill said on the television show, “Washington Watch” in December.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has ordered a detailed training regime to make sure both sides, homosexuals and heterosexuals, treat each other with respect.more

 

 


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Dec 11, 2009 Jack Lifton: Safeguarding Our Future Supply of Rare Earths

“Price may not be as important as security of supply,” says Jack Lifton, an independent consultant with more than 45 years of experience in sourcing nonferrous strategic metals. In the U.S., our dependence on rare metals is undermined by the simple fact that we’re not producing any. Given that China now controls 95% of these ‘technology metals’ and the world is projected to eat 200,000 tons of rare earth metals near 2015, Jack tells The Gold Report we need to jumpstart our own domestic supply chain and, more importantly, build the refineries to process them—rather than sending them to China for refining, which is our only option currently.more

Published: June 13, 2010


The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in
Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.

The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.

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An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and Blackberries.

October 31, 2009

International Lithium Corp. put a new presentation on its website with timescales for different type of Lithium and REE deposits. If we are going to enjoy advance in Lithium-ion battery’s technology in our electric cars in five years time on a truly mass market scale with penetration more then 5% Lithium supply must be doubled. Time is today to develop the new secured resources for strategic commodities of the nearest future

“There is stunning potential here,” Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the United States Central Command, said in an interview on Saturday. “There are a lot of ifs, of course, but I think potentially it is hugely significant.”

The value of the newly discovered mineral deposits dwarfs the size of Afghanistan’s existing war-bedraggled economy, which is based largely on opium production and narcotics trafficking as well as aid from the United States and other industrialized countries.more

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‘The US has lifted a 22-year immigration ban which has stopped anyone with HIV/Aids from entering the country.’
The above quoted statement makes me so angry I can scream, as I know many of you reading this are doing the same. They can say the US has lifted a 22-year immigration ban on HIV/Aids from entering the country all they want but I will tell the US Government they are lying out their asses and if they think America or at least a small amount of us believe that they are insane. I guess they must not include ‘Refugees, Asylum, seekers that come into or have been even invited by the US Government with Aids/HIV, and other life threatening diseases, viruses all on the US Tax Payers Dime(which = Truck loads of Dimes)


President Obama said the ban was not compatible with US plans to be a leader in the fight against the disease.

For the first time in 2008, graphs from the Epidemiological fact sheets have been extracted into single-page country profiles. These country profiles have a special focus on trends. They include line charts on HIV prevalence 1990-2007, number of people living with HIV 1990-2007, annual number of deaths 1990-2007, antiretroviral therapy coverage 2004-2007 and prevention of mother-to-child transmission coverage 2004-2007.WHO Link to country profiles

HIV as a Ground of Inadmissibility: How it works
Two major sets of rules prevent noncitizens from entering and/or staying in the United States: the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability. HIV is not a ground of deportability, but is a ground of inadmissibility. This means DHS can “remove” someone from the United States for HIV only if the person entered the United States without government permission. DHS cannot deport people for being HIV positive or having an AIDS diagnosis if they entered on visas or now have lawful permanent residence.

Because HIV is a ground of inadmissibility, DHS may attempt to keep HIV positive individuals who are trying to enter the country, except US citizens and most lawful permanent residents, out of the United States. This includes temporary visitors (non-immigrants) and those intending to live in the United States permanently (immigrants). Another inadmissibility ground that is a barrier for many HIV positive noncitizens is the “public charge” ground,

Rejecting Noncitizens Trying to Enter the US
Although DHS does not test people for HIV when they try to enter the United States, everyone except US citizens and lawful permanent residents must get a visa to enter legally. Noncitizens who want to immigrate permanently to the United States as lawful permanent residents must submit to a medical examination that includes an HIV antibody test.MORE

The new rules come into force on Monday and the US plans to host a global HIV/Aids summit for the first time in 2012.The ban was imposed at the height of a global panic about the disease at the end of the 1980s.

It put the US in a group of just 12 countries, also including Libya and Saudi Arabia, that excluded anyone suffering from HIV/Aids.

The BBC’s Charles Scanlon, in Miami, says that improving treatments and evolving public perceptions have helped to bring about the change.Rachel Tiven, head of the campaign group Immigration Equality, told the BBC that the step was long overdue.
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