26 Feb 2015

How Much Does It Cost A School To Implement A Father Involvement Program? You Might Be Surprised.

By : You may have heard of the group Dads of Great Students (D.O.G.S.), which sometimes goes by the name Watch DOGS. I covered it almost exactly a year ago. This is a program that brings in “fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.” Here is a list of just a few of the things they do:

  • Reading to children in the school library or in class
  • Helping students with arts and crafts
  • Helping students study via flash cards and other cooperative study activities
  • Engaging with and providing guidance to students during lunch or other break periods
  • Assisting in loading/unloading buses
  • Being a monitor in the hall and at recess
  • Just being a positive part of children’s lives.
Let’s remember that many of these students, for one reason or another, are not growing up with dads in their lives, which can be a tremendous loss in more ways than simply having more stability, structure, and adult guidance for children, having dads in particular in the home helps in many other ways.

Washington Has Destroyed Trust Between Nuclear Powers, Thus Raising The Specter Of War

By Paul Craig Roberts: Ambassador Jack Matlock made an important speech at the National Press Club on February 11. Matlock served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union during 1987-91. In his speech he describes how President Reagan won the trust of the Soviet leadership in order to bring to an end the Cold War and its risk of nuclear armageddon. http://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2015/2015_1-9/2015-08/pdf/10-14_4208.pdf
Reagan’s meeting with Gorbachev did not rely on position papers written by staff. It relied on a hand-written memo by Reagan himself that stressed respect for the Soviet leadership and a clear realization that negotiation must not expect the Soviet leaders to do something that is not in the true interest of their country. The way to end the conflict, Reagan wrote, is to cooperate toward a common goal. Matlock said that Reagan refused to personalize disagreements or to speak derogatorily of any Soviet leader.
Matlock makes the point that Reagan’s successors have done a thorough job of destroying this trust. In the last two years the destruction of trust has been total.
How can the Russian government trust Washington when Washington violates the word of President George H.W. Bush and takes NATO into Eastern Europe and places military bases on Russia’s border?
How can the Russian government trust Washington when Washington pulls out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and places Anti-Ballistic Missiles on Russia’s border?

Peter Lloyd On Spousal Maintenance, BBC Radio 4

By Mike Buchanan: An inspired performance by 'Mail Online' journalist Peter Lloyd, debating with a female divorce lawyer who uses the word 'equality' in an utterly laughable sense. The presenter, Eddie Mair, was less toadying towards the female interviewee than is his custom. The interview was prompted by this story https://j4mb.wordpress.com/2015/02/24....

Athens: First Anti-Gov’t Protest By Far-Left ANTARSYA Turns Ugly

ANTARSYA calls for defaulting on Greece’s debt, and nationalization without compensation of major industries, banning of lay-offs, the disarmament of the police, full political and social rights for immigrants.

Can Bitcoin Save Greece?

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the impossible demand from the Greek voters that both austerity ends and that they remain in the euro as currently arranged. They also look at a parallel ‘future-tax’ crypto currency as a possible answer to Greece’s problems.

Banksy In Gaza: Haunting Images Among Ruins Of Zio-Nazi JSIL Bombardment.

"If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, we side with the powerful - we don't remain neutral."

Men's Rights: Interdisciplinary Shaming Dept. Part V - Robbie Lieberman

By Robbie Lieberman, chair of the Kennesaw State University Interdisciplinary Studies Department, looks like what happens when a crow and a Brillo pad fall into a wheat thresher. If I looked like her, I’d be a feminist too.  
That was insensitive of me. I should not judge a woman on the outside, because we all know that what’s on the inside counts for so much more. Sadly, the inside of Dr. Lieberman makes any article insulting her appearance a love letter by comparison. Please try not to choke on your own puke when I say this empress has no clothes.
As a department chair, you would think Lieberman would act as a voice of reason when her underlings collapse into anarchy over the Lone Ginger. Actually, she picked up her own torch and ran screaming all the way to the Dean of Students Dr. Micheal Sansivero, moderator of the Gerard vs. Clyne slaughter, and recent interviewer of Dr. Richard Dawkins.
Imagine Lieberman holding Stacy Keltner’s hand as Keltner blows snot into her fifth box of Kleenex, and you’ll get an idea of the show they put on for Dr. Sansivero.
Dr. Lieberman was one of the people who approached the last remaining adviser for what was then named KSU Men to pressure him to resign. She did this more than once. Before Sage was silenced by campus lawyers, his adviser came over and told Sage about Lieberman’s complaints.

Incestuous US-Israeli Relationship Must End Now: Activist

The incestuous relationship between the United States and Israel must end now because it is against the interests of America and its people, according to a peace activist and public speaker in Denver, Colorado.
Orwellian UK BANNED Press TV: In an interview on Tuesday, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's acceptance of US House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address Congress, without the blessing of the White House, is “destructive” to the Israeli-American ties.
“I think it's destructive of the fabric of the relationship," she said in an interview with journalist Charlie Rose on American broadcaster PBS.
Commenting to Press TV on Wednesday, Richard Forer said, if there exists a “destructive” side to the US-Israeli ties it is a good thing because the United States and Israel have too incestuous of a relationship to begin with.”
The relationship is so incestuous that the United States does Israel’s bidding even when Israel’s bidding is contrary to the interests of the United States and to its citizens,”  said Forer, author of Breakthrough: Transforming Fear into Compassion.

Lithuania To Reintroduce Mandatory Military Service

By VILNIUS. The State Defense Council, comprising of the Lithuanian president, prime minister, parliament speaker, defense minister and army chief decided yesterday that mandatory military service ought to be reintroduced in the tiny Baltic nation.
The measure needs to be approved by the Seimas (the Lithuanian Parliament) and if the measure passes, the first conscripts could be summoned as early as this September. Inside sources from the Lithuanian politics quoted by the local media say that the ruling party supports the idea and the measure is very likely to receive the Parliament’s approval.
One of the official motivations for this decision is that ever since Lithuania moved towards a professional army model, the army has been consistently under-staffed as not enough people volunteered for a career in the military.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė motivated her support for the measure as a reaction to the “new geopolitical circumstances” and mentioned that the measure is not permanent:

Gender Budgeting In India And Feminist Hypocrisy

By Feminists want us to believe that gender is a culturally and socially constructed concept which must be demolished. They call for an egalitarian society whereby all people will be treated equally irrespective of their gender. However they demand the implementation of what is known as gender budgeting, i.e. a budget that discriminates on the basis of gender (in this case in favor of women and girls). True equality calls for no discrimination on the part of the government when assigning resources to either sexes. Both men and women should be assigned resources on 50:50 basis.
Feminists argue that assigning resources to both men and women on 50:50 basis is against the principle of equity and hence there must be positive discrimination in favor of women when assigning resources under the national budget.They realize that the budget is the most important policy instrument of the government, because no other policy will work without money. Hence they want the government to draft gender budgets which will enable them to alter society irrevocably. They do not want women to be mothers and housewives and would rather break up the Indian family in the name of female empowerment.
The budget plays crucial role in India where most people live on government largesse in some form or other. Unfortunately successive governments of India have lent their ears to feminist propaganda and have passed gender budgets.