“Eye on US Education” will be holding a rally opposing Common Core simultaneously in at least 13 states on Saturday 4/05/2014 at 11:00 AM.
The rally in Carson City will be held in front of the Legislature Building on Carson Street at 4th & 5th. Bring lots of signs and posters.
Common Core is a new standard intended to change the purpose, content and
methodology of K-12 education. It is coming to public, charter, private and home schools. There is no escape; textbooks, the SAT and the ACT will be “common core compliant.” State and federal departments of education are using “Every Child Left Behind” and “Race To The Bottom” grants to push it. Common Core is one of the pillars of 0bamaʼs “fundamental transformation.”
In previous years we had managed to get great turn-outs for a Tax Day rally or a Second Amendment rally. COMMON CORE IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN BOTH OF THOSE COMBINED. If the next generation is mis-educated and de-educated, all is lost.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same.” ~ Ronald Reagan Continue reading
Protesters rally against wild mustang horse slaughter in Carson City.
About 100 people attended the second annual International Horse Rally in Carson City on Saturday, said organizer Patty Bumgarner of Dayton.
A musing on Facebook last year in which she wrote, “How I wish all states would get together on the same day and time and be heard as one voice,” led to a worldwide rally to protect wild horses.
More than 40 states and three countries joined together in an effort to stop wild horse and burro round-ups, auctions and slaughters. Now, Bumgarner said, it’s taken on a life of its own.
By STEVE TETREAULT
STEPHENS MEDIA WASHINGTON BUREAU
WASHINGTON — The United States must assert itself and “set the example for the rest of the world,” Sen. Harry Reid said Monday in a speech that called for a military response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons.
“Today, many Americans say these atrocities are none of our business, that they are not our concern. I disagree,” the Nevada Democrat said. “Anytime the powerful turn such weapons of terror and destruction against the powerless it is our business.”
“Without question, this brutality demands a response,” said Reid, the Senate majority leader. He said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s possession of chemical weapons stockpiles and using them in civil war is “a clear violation of human decency.”
Reid spoke as senators returned from a five-week recess. They immediately confront a resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to launch a military strike in response to the Syria regime’s firing of chemical weapons into Damascus suburbs held by rebels on Aug. 21.
Reid’s comments in recent weeks were supportive of Obama but limited. On Monday he delivered a forceful call for action as the Obama administration is struggling to line up support. The Nevadan invoked the Holocaust, more than a million mustard gas deaths from World War I, and even Dante’s Inferno. Continue reading
“We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies,” organizers of the ride said Friday on Facebook. “What could have been a one or two hour ride through will now likely be an all day event.”
It’s legal for motorcycles to drive through D.C. and participants plan to cross into the capital undeterred after 11 a.m. “For security purposes the final route will not be posted publicly,” the organizers added.
It’s unclear if law enforcement will take action against what may be a traffic-clogging permitless demonstration on wheels.
Riders plan to abide by all relevant traffic laws, such as yielding to pedestrians and stopping at red lights.
But a member of the D.C. police department’s public affairs office told U.S. News officers will act “if there is a crime committed.”
It would be a crime for riders to engage in certain activities “if a permit is required” for them, according to the police spokesman.
Why am I not surprised that the 2 Million Bikers permit for a non-stop ride through Washington, DC was denied, but the permit for 1 Million Muslims to march was granted? Maggie’s Notebook has the details.
The organizers of the Two Million Bikers Ride in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2013 say its permit for a “no-stop ride” through the city has been denied. One day later, The One Million Muslim March announced their permit was approved. Both events were scheduled for September 11, 2013. Continue reading
Busted at Burning man? See Nevada Laws & Penalties
UPDATE DISCUSSION ON BURNING MAN POLICE PRESENCE: http://burners.me/2013/09/07/business-insider-comments-on-police-presence-at-burning-man-2013
The freedom-loving hippie “burners” attending the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nev. this week may believe they’re communing in a happy cocoon with no laws.
In reality, undercover federal agents from all over the West are swarming the “temporary community” as they do every year and busting people for doing or selling drugs, local attorney and former cop Arnold Brock tells Business Insider. These agents do whatever they can to fit in at the 50,000-person festival, which Brock called a “unique event” that’s kind of like Woodstock.
Drone’s eye view of Burning Man 2013
“Last year we had an undercover agent dressed up as catwoman,” Brock says. “They will do whatever they do to … ferret out what they are considering criminal activity.”
Brock has an entire page on his website devoted to the “Burning-Man Related Arrests” that can happen to out-of-towners attending the festival. The festival goers might have their guard down and could be easy targets.
“It is a tremendous opportunity for undercover agents to go have a little fun and work a limited geographic area,” Brock says. “And that is exactly what they do.”
In some cases, Brock says, federal agents will even follow vehicles involved in larger drug deals from out of state and bust them once they arrive at Burning Man. Last year, 350 people were arrested there, according to the Reno Gazette.
Some burners have accused the cops of being overzealous in recent years. Festival attendees have complained about undercover female agents explicitly asking male burners for drugs as well as drug dogs brazenly roaming the camps, the Associated Press reported back in 2010.
Federal officials, however, said Burning Man needs to be policed.
“I don’t want my guys to be party poopers, but we have a job to do,” Mark Pirtle, special agent in charge for the Bureau of Land Management, told the AP. “[Festival goers] are not bad people, but they like to use drugs.“
Patty Gordon wrote in saying she has heard there are many serious crimes committed at Burning Man and she wants to know if that’s true ?
Patty, Pershing County is considered the lead law enforcement agency when it comes to Burning Man. I checked with Sheriff Machado in Pershing County. He did not have complete numbers but I did a get partial list. There are 50 investigative cases which are now open and being investigated. Machado says the crimes reported at burning man this year included open and gross lewdness, twelve sexual assaults, battery and various property crimes and DUI. A total of 15 people were taken to jail. Keep in mind there are more than 60,000 people up there for burning man, but there clearly are crimes being committed during the festival. Again the sheriff’s department is still compiling all of the numbers and we’ll follow up when they have complete list
2013 Burning Man Tyranny on the Playa
Tyranny on the playa An estimated 68,000 people are anticipated to stream into the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nev. for Burning Man beginning Sunday, and federal and state law enforcement agencies for the event said this year they are implementing a new integration to ensure the public’s safety.
“We have integrated resources and manpower out of need and because the population has grown,” Pershing County Sheriff Richard Machado said. “The population is to the point now that it’s imperative that we work together to manage this event.”
In previous years, each sector of law enforcement covered thier own agency jurisdictions and relied on the resources they brought out for the event.
In addition to sharing resources this year, there will be one law enforcement command post in Black Rock City stationed near Burning Man’s Black Rock Ranger’s station and each vehicle will have a state officer and a federal officer to ensure they can respond to any incident at the event.
2013 The Man burns!
Know your rights at burning man!
2012 Burn video
Golden Lips of Silence – Playa Police
“We knew that we needed to take an internal look at this operation and we knew that integration was a key component of that,” the Bureau of Land Management Special Agent-In-Charge Dan Love said.
Love said they will staff 102 officers total for the event between the PCSO and the BLM. He said for every shift, 64 officers will be on duty on the playa and will rotate in overlapping shifts every 12 hours. Overall, he said, it’s a ratio of 1 officer to every 1,000 participants. Continue reading
Two mudslides and two landslides April – May of 1983. The two slides on US 50 virtually isolated tourism-driven South Lake Tahoe for months, causing some businesses to close. This old VHS tape is Tad Dunbar reporting on KOLO-TV, Reno, detailing all four slides.
Pictures and Videos – Over 1,000 people march and protest Monsanto NO GMO in Reno, Nevada
The local “newspaper” RGJ said “dozens” protest Monsanto in Reno! This corporate news rag is a joke. If you’re going to report the news, report the truth! Maybe they got there late. Channel 2 news got there late too, but they got some good footage, see the story and link below. We estimate there were over 1,000 people at the peak when the march started at the Reno Federal Courthouse and snaked through downtown Reno to the plaza on the river. A fair number seems to be 350, but it seemed like a thousand during the march. Infowars covered the media blackout and false reporting across the nation. Reno News 4 covered the Reno Monsanto protest story. Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe pictures and video are below.
Thank you to the Reno Police for traffic control and keeping everyone safe. No problems occurred and the weather was beautiful. Lot’s of cars honking and positive feedback from the wonderful people of Reno, NV.
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