In Case Anyone Heads Into Protest Territory … Good Information

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This is all good advice. I would add, bring goggles, and yes this is part of the reason we mask up.. learn to deal with it..oh yeah pack a $20 bill away somewhere.. if you get arrested you might have to use it to pay for phone calls .we had to have that at the ready in ND. Oh.. and do consider adult protective underwear. You seriously might need that if you get too much tear gas. Oh yes.. never bring weapons of any kind including a pocket knife, and if you need inhalers or other medicine make sure they are clearly marked from a prescribing pharmacy.

 


1. Water makes pepper spray worse. Use milk or liquid antacid* and water. Don’t wear contacts.

 


2. If you get tear gassed, when you get home, put the contaminated clothes in a plastic bag for later decontamination and shower with cold water to avoid opening your pores.

 


3. Come with friends and don’t get separated. Avoid leaving the crowd and watch out for police snatch squads.

 


4. Beware undercovers, but beware snitchjacketing and collaborator ‘peace police’ even more.

 


5. The far right is very good at combing through pictures and doxxing people. MASK UP.

 


6. Write any necessary phone numbers you may need directly on your skin in sharpie.

 


7. Have an offsite plan for emergencies if you have not been heard from by X time coordinated with someone offsite.

 


8. Make sure all mobile devices are charged!!

 


*liquid antacid can scratch your cornea but it’ll work in a pinch, milk is better
*bring a cold water bottle /leave one in the car for rinsing your face

 

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Nevada State School President Elaine Wynn was at his side – Anonymous

NEACCEA

When CCEA asked NSEA and NEA for money to organize – CCEA was serious.
Shame, shame, shame on NSEA and NEA.
No money for CCEA a very large local.
No one listened to teachers. Denial. Perhaps upper levels truly believe they need our union dues money more than we do at the local level.
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Let me be clear why we need the money to organize.
#AB384/#SB496 #Reorg Reorganizes the Fifth Largest School District – CCSD. Ideally it pushes the money from the Central Office to the school level. This does not happen on its own. The people who are charged with implementation, Trustees and Central Officers – are also concerned about loss of power and money. Rightfully so – this is the entire reason for the legislation due to mismanagement.
The main way CCSD central office and Trustees has dealt with this legislation is denial, lawsuits, and obstruction over this last year.
The main way NSEA has dealt with this legislation – talking periodically without any productive action.
The main way CCEA has engaged is survival – come to the table and actively work to have a voice in this inevitable process.
#NVED #NVTeach #Nevada If CCSD does not comply with the SOT #Reorg law- NVDOE Steve Canavero and Billionaire Nevada State Board Member Elaine Wynn will take over the fifth largest school district.
Clark County has three distinct school districts which serve southern caucus students: CCSD, Nevada State Public Schools (charters) and ASD.
Currently there are zero charters unionized in southern Nevada and charters do not need to hire licensed teachers. At least $175 million a year is siphoned into the money pit which is State Public Schools (charters). Charters are very low performing in Nevada with little accountability for tax payer money. They have become the alternative school system – without requirement to return and report. Zero charters have been closed for academic low performance. Many charters report little or zero data. Many charters are a drain on the tax payer because of lawsuits, receiverships, and bankruptcirs.
NVDOE Canavero directly or indirectly manages the most academically and financially failing Nevada districts:
. . . State Public Charters with a 50% lowest performing failing rate and
. . . ASD (created from a failing charters/schools and one new charter run by TFA).
Canavero is not a man who educates students; He is a man who implements dysfunctional educational reform, privatization choice, and takeover. Canavero’s track record in Nevada is dismal. There is a zero success rate with his stewardships.
Since the central office and CCSD Trustees refuse to comply, Canavero will most likely takeover CCSD with the least failing schools in the state – 1% out of the 359 schools. Ironically the data shows that CCSD is doing much much better overall than Canavero ever did over his other education work.
This is the law.
Canavero reported to the legislative committee last week that he is ready. And Nevada State School President Elaine Wynn was at his side.
The rest of rural Nevada and Washoe, the main voice of NSEA, will remain untouched.
CCSD Central office and Trustees need to comply with the laws. To avoid takeover. Which they are not likely to do because of personal skin in the game.
Our community does not protect its teachers or public schools so unjust and terrible things are happening.
NSEA is not protecting us and denies us our own money for organizing.
Barely anyone is actually listening to CCEA Teachers.
CCEA needs our $4 million dues money for survival.
This is not a joke. We are not playing. Current legislation and policies and political maneuvers demand we participate. We have zero additional money and 3 organizers for 359 schools.
We are in this situation because of dysfunction at most every public school level. The state and national union organizations actively work against us.
We have to fight. We have to have a voice. And we have to fight those who would neuter our voice.
If you are not with us – you are against us.
You are NOT an education candidate if you cannot work with local union teachers.

CCEA is my lobby group.

 

$26,750 Reasons You Should Not Lie – Anonymous

Assemblyman Frierson –

Why did you lie today?

When we interview you for endorsement – it is clear what union teachers expect.

Are you trying to blame the Senate Democrats for not taking 15 minutes in Ways and Means to pass dedicated funding? Everyone knew – except you?

In April the CCEA lobby team began meeting with Nevada Assembly-persons to explain. Everyone knew – except you?

8,000 emails were sent to Senator Woodhouse to move this out of committee. Everyone knew – except you?

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3,000 emails were sent to Senator Woodhouse to move this out of committee. Everyone knew – except you?

Hundreds of teachers reached out in person by attending the Ways and Means in the Grant Sawyer. Everyone in the committee knew – except you?

You expect us to believe you did not know it was a priority?

Do not come for money.

Do not send your caucus for money either.

We will see if money is a priority for you.

And NSEA who manipulated this issue too – we will see if money is important to them too.

How are we supposed to keep staff around if they cannot receive contracted pay?

Do you like to work for free? Teachers do not.

Do 35,000 kids without a licensed teacher in the community matter to you?

Everyone knew except you? There are $26,750 reasons you should have known.

We have to leave NSEA and get away from blanket endorsements which lead to unexplainable situations like this.

We have to stop folks from abusing us and hurting public schools.

CCEA is my lobby group

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The union has donated $26,750 to Jason Frierson Assembly Seat 8 since 2010.

He is the Majority Leader in the Nevada Legislative Assembly. While I appreciate his work on other priorities CCEA moved during the session . . .

It is not satisfactory to simply state: Maggie’s in charge and then watch her deny teachers their pay. Watch her torture teachers for two days. Teachers need to get paid according to contract language. If it is in writing – we should get paid.

That is disgusting.

Leadership is about making sure work gets done.

That is a lot of time and dues money teachers have given to Jason Frierson Assembly Seat 8 since 2010.

With expensive friends like this – who needs enemies. Time to get these snakes.

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Nevada Assembly Seat 8 – Jason Frierson

10/7/2016 NSEA $4,000

5/16/2016 NSEA $4,000

10/12/2014 CCEA $1,000

10/10/2014 NSEA $5,000

11/13/2012 NSEA $1000 

10/22/2012 NSEA $500

8/30/2012 CCEA $750

10/4/2012 NSEA $1000

5/17/201 NSEA $2000

8/7/2010 NSEA $2000

10/5/2010 CCEA $2000

8/7/2010 NSEA $2000

9/28/2010 NSEA $500

 

 

The Russian Play By Play – Guest Post by Keeley Level, promoted by Bruce Bacon

Russia

1. Russians launder $230 Million into NY real estate including Trump properties.
2. Russian lawyer feuding with Putin tips off US authorities.
3. Preet Bharara opens investigation into Racketeering and money laundering including members of Trump family and Manafort.
4. Sessions fires Bharara
5. Russian lawyer who was to testify in case assassinated in street in Ukraine.
6. FBI arrests 2 Turkish bankers representing Russians who immediately hire Giuliani’s law firm.
7. Giuliani tries to circumvent local prosecutors and goes to Comey looking for a deal.
8. Comey not interested. Grand Jury hands down indictments.
9. Trump wants Comey to close Russia investigation
10. Comey not interested
11. Trump fires Comey
12. Sessions announces that Department of Justice “settled” the case with the racketeering and money laundering perpetrators by paying a fine, so there will be no trial. DOJ and witnesses scheduled to testify for the government shocked!
13. Acting FBI Director appoints Special Counsel Mueller before Sessions and Trump appoint new director of FBI for fear of “settling” Russian probe as well.
14. The lawyer who represented the Russian money launderer is the same one who met with Trump Jr.
15. There was another person who attended the meeting: a former member of Russian counter intelligence now a Russian Lobbyist. (Trump Lawyers lied about who attended meeting as well as the details.).
16. Newt Gingrich now added to the investigation for setting up the meeting.
17. Kushner updates his FS86 Security Clearance form for a third time. Seems he just remembered over 100 contacts with foreigners during the campaign and transition. He submitted the first two accounts under the penalty of Perjury and will eventually be charged.
18. Manafort retroactively registers as a foreign agent.
19. Peter Smith Republican operative who claimed to work for Flynn and was in contact with Russian Hackers seeking Clinton emails committed suicide after speaking with the press and admitting to his role.
20. Trump lawyers release five different versions of the meeting along with reversing the statement that “Trump did not know about the meeting”. Trump suddenly remembered something was said about it.
21. Trump Jr’s attempt at transparency came only after the NY Times sent copies of his emails to the White House seeking comment. They asked for a delay in release, which was granted by the Times. They then released the info before the Times could.
22. Rupert Murdoch now shows up as a person of interest due to a company called Genie Energy and his need for Putin’s ok to develop reserves in Occupied Syria!
23. Fox News runs with story that Comey’s notes, which were released contained classified Information. Blasted it out all day from all venues. Trump then tweeted the same. 15 hours later they had to retract it as a lie. No one was fired or resigned.
24. Brian McCauley, Fox News contributor and former FBI agent who made up negative stories about Clinton that was spread by FOX and Russian trolls and bots to key states was on Flynn’s payroll during the campaign and also retracted the stories as being false. No repercussions at Fox.
25. Fox News pundit Wayne Simmons claiming to be CIA agent was arrested, charged and sent to prison for impersonating an agent. He created numerous lies about Clinton over 12 years of broadcasts. FOX slinks away again.
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What Net Neutrality Means To Me

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St. John’s Church, Richmond, Virginia March 23, 1775. – x-post from Colonial Williamsburg History Website

(the original content can be found here, though I have done my best to reproduce it verbatim) —>  http://www.history.org/almanack/life/politics/giveme.cfm

 

Patrick Henry

 

MR. PRESIDENT: No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves, and the House? Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with these war-like preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask, gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending²if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!


Source: Wirt, William. Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry . (Philadelphia) 1836, as reproduced in The World’s Great Speeches, Lewis Copeland and Lawrence W. Lamm, eds., (New York) 1973.

VOLUNTEER TO BE AN AMERICAN HERO -the life you save may be yours or a loved one – guest post by Michael Rushnak

Congress 2

The 10 States we are missing so far include Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

Please add your name in the comment space below to help us work with you to achieve Medicare for all.

1. Missouri—Terry Flowers, Winston Apple, Hemdah Salonimer-Horner, Carol Bloomer
2. Pennsylvania–Lon Diffenderfer, Joshua Levin
3. Washington–Maxcine Allison, Geraldine Adams, Madelane Coale, Pamela Dalan, Phil Polizitto, Kim Fischer, Alex Mcrobie, Rachel Aye
4. South Carolina—Gregg Joccoy
5. Kentucky–Thomas Casey, Connie Grubbs
6. Virginia– Tami Goodman, Bettie Anderson
7. Louisiana–Debbie Priebe, Heidi Sinclair,Butch Gautreaux
8. Vermont-Amy Connellan
9. California–, Gabriela Middlebrooks, Michelle Reed Proctor, Isabel Sydow, Ryan Magdangal, John Miranda, Karen Stevens, Jonathan Riggs
10. New Jersey- Shelley Kessler-Mendias, Frank C Brown, Sandra Levine-Israel
11. Georgia–Doretha Walker, Marcus L Wells, M.D, Tammy Payne.
12.New York-Terry Falk, Misty Richardson, Neil R. Friedman, Josephine L Heck, Sean Robertson, Geraldine Librandi, Peter Casanave
13. Indiana–Kelly Knight, Michelle Wilhelm, Sandi Knapp, Chaim Julian, Robert Deppert, Debra Cusick, Gina Robinson Ungar, Mark Jansen, Mary Holbrock
14. Nevada–Diane D. Raucher, Dianna Mitzner
15. Oklahoma–Sam Budgerdog Oday, Linda Tenney Sexton, Susan Pippin
16. Colorado–Silvia Earhart
17. Florida–Roxanne Campbell,. Mitchell Stollberg, Kim Watterson Farabaugh, Vivian Drean, Hector Lavalle, Seeta Durjan Begui, Eli Logan, , Michaelangelo Hamilton, Andrew Huston
18. Tennessee–Melissa Brown, Tina Dixon
19, Alabama–Bev Taylor, Tom Kennedy, George Burks
20. North Carolina–Janet Price-Ferrell, Lin wefel, Raeanne Jones, Marshall Johnston
21 New Hampshire-Theresa Allen, Michael P Jordan, Sara Stuart
22. Hawaii- J’nene Kay Louden, Dennis B. Miller
23. Arizona–Matthew Esbrook,, Carolyn Rogers
24. Oregon- Rick Staggenborg, M.D, Debbie Robblee, Cristi Haiser
25. Maryland-Ted Athey, Michael Rosenblum, M.D, Melanie Oringer,, Christie Demnowicz, Donna Simone-Plamondon, Jen Gerlach, Rekha Rapaka
26-Texas–Darla Seter Moore, Sofia Sepulveda, Judith Cashin Lerma, R.N., Jennie Garza, Joe Hildalgo
27. Ohio– Dennis Slotnick
28, Illinois– Joann Conrad
29, Connecticut–Keith P. Chase
30 Minnesota –Robert Smith
31. Utah –Victor and Pam Perry
32, Rhode Island–Deanna Jackson
33 West Virginia–Robin White
34. Wisconsin–Lester Menke, Barbara Rodgers
35. Iowa–Jim Bird, Bob Babcock, Alex Martin
36 Montana–Leah Kennedy
37 Michigan-Jerry Bierens -Sue Hadden
38. Kansas–Melody Jerden, Claire Barron
39. Alaska -Dale Richesin
40. New Mexico Jenni Siri
41. DC activists –Pete Perry, Louise Jacob, Elizabeth Walden-Fisher, Bettie Anderson, Matthew Fletcher

 

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Senators of the 115th Congress

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