Obama admininstration- Using Taxpayer Money to fund “Red Army”

‘Ayers’ pet project funded by Obama ‘stimulus’ plan

Taxpayer money also channeled to school founded by top White House adviser’s mom


Posted: November 30, 2011
1:00 am Eastern

President Obama’s stimulus legislation helped to fund an education initiative associated with Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, according to a recently released book.

“Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America” contains new information about Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s own radical ties while revealing how stimulus funds also went to a school founded by the mother of top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

“Red Army” authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott dedicate two chapters to investigating Obama’s education policies.

In one revelation, the book details how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or ARRA, provided $650 million to the Investing in Innovation Fund, or i3, as it is called. That year, Duncan announced his agency was accepting applications for i3 grants from educational nonprofits, individual school districts or groups of districts.

The winning i3 grantees included the Erikson Institute in Chicago, which requested just shy of $5 million for its project, “Achieving High Standards for Pre-K-Grade 3 Mathematics: A Whole Teacher Approach to Professional Development.”

“Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America” exposes the extremists behind Occupy Wall Street along with the radical socialist network that seized political power in Washington over decades, shaped Obama’s presidential agenda and threatens the very future of the U.S.

One of the three faculty founders, and president of the institute from 1994 to 2001, is Barbara Taylor Bowman, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development. Bowman is the mother of Valerie Jarrett.

In December 2009, Duncan honored Bowman at a luncheon. Bowman served as Duncan’s consultant on early learning for the first six months after he was named secretary of education.

Others in Obama’s orbit associated with the Erikson Institute include one of its former trustees and members of the executive committee – the late Thomas Ayers, father of Bill Ayers. Dohrn, Bill Ayers’ wife, also served on the Erikson board.

In his 1998 book “A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court,” Ayers calls Bowman a “neighbor and a friend.”

Obama had earlier connections to Erikson, Klein and Elliot found. The Erikson Institute was among the first 35 school partnerships awarded funds in December 1995 by the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Ayers was a founder of the Challenge; Obama was hired in 1995 as the group’s first chairman.

Obama and Ayers worked on education together since at least 1988.

That year, in response to a Chicago summit that documented the poor quality of education in the city, Chicago United, a group founded by Ayers’ father, formed a community advocacy coalition called the Alliance for Better Chicago Schools, or ABC. Thomas Ayers was the chairman and CEO of Commonwealth Edison.

When he created his ABCs Coalition in June 1988, Thomas Ayers included Obama in the coalition, Klein and Elliott found. Obama at the time was director and lead organizer of the Developing Communities Project, or DCP, an institutionally based community organization on Chicago’s Far South Side. Obama’s first job in Chicago was his DCP position.

The contact for the ABCs Coalition, on which Obama served, was none other than Bill Ayers himself, who at the time was at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

More Ayers ties

“Red Army” further documents how Obama’s DCP included on its board Bill Ayers’ brother, John Ayers, also a key player in Chicago’s school reform movement. John Ayers is now vice president and treasurer of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Archived papers from former Chicago mayor Harold Washington show that not only Ayers but also Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger – Obama religious advisers who were controversial during the 2008 presidential campaign for their inflammatory remarks – were on Obama’s DCP youth counseling advisory committee.

Obama accused of deliberately overloading economy

“Red Army” exposes the radical socialist network that seized political power in Washington over decades, shaped Obama’s presidential agenda and threatens the very future of the U.S.

The book documents how Obama and progressive Democrats are deliberately overloading the U.S. financial system, using socialist designs to remake the economy.

With nearly 1,500 endnotes, it documents how these radicals aim to remake the American financial system with massive government control.

Just one more example showing how the abuse of the American Treasury and American Taxpayer is “business as usual” in the Obama administration. Another in a long list of ways “Big Government” is the sponsor of corruption in virtually every sector of American society. The abuse promises to get even worse if these corruptocrats are re-elected and remain in control of your checkbook.

The More OMSI Digs, The Deeper It Gets « 54°40′ Or Fight!

Earlier today, OMSI released a rather … ah … tepid statement defending their actions in calling off the AMS Climate event:

On October 22, the Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) asked OMSI if they could hold their November 29 meeting at OMSI, after hours, at no charge. AMS has been a longtime community partner and we agreed without knowing the nature of the program planned for the meeting. The AMS sent OMSI additional details about the event on November 3, including the topic, scheduled speakers, and the plan to open the meeting to the general public. Due to the public invitation, OMSI became concerned that the event might be misconstrued as an OMSI-endorsed event and we had not been involved in the development of the programming. After a great deal of discussion and consideration, we came to the conclusion that it was not appropriate for OMSI to serve as a venue for the event without proper opportunity for our full involvement.

We have apologized to the AMS for the inconvenience that this has caused. OMSI is unwavering in our commitment to provide life-long science opportunities for children and adults. We have extended a formal invitation to the AMS to jointly develop and co-host a public forum on the science behind the human impact on climate change. We look forward to setting a date for this event and communicating it out soon.

We have documented how absurd it was for OMSI to claim a lack of peer reviewed research in the presentation. We have also documented the arrogance with which they justify their actions.

A particular passage above is worthy of note:

After a great deal of discussion and consideration, we came to the conclusion that it was not appropriate for OMSI to serve as a venue for the event without proper opportunity for our full involvement.

Why would OMSI, a museum that conducts very little research published in peer reviewed journals, wish to be involved in crafting the program? Shouldn’t their role be limited to that of providing the proper forum for the presentation of research for public consumption?

Unless, of course, they wish to advance a political agenda. Again, it must be asked – does this not jeopardize their non-profit, non-partisan 501(3)(c) status?

And now, ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a smoking gun.

This from Dr. Fulks this evening via email:

Hello Everyone,

In a conversation with Chuck Wiese a short while ago, he confirmed that Professor Phil Mote of Oregon State University is involved in the OMSI fiasco.  That information comes originally from Planetarium Manager Jim Todd at OMSI.  Phil Mote called them to express his reservations about OMSI allowing us to present anything, because he alleged that it would not be “peer-reviewed.”  If OMSI had had any scientific expertise, they would have easily seen through that attack.

We use just as much “peer-reviewed” science and government climate data as Mote does.  In fact I was going to present some of my own work that was published in the Journal Of Geophysical Research, because it is highly pertinent.  Other material and conclusions would have come from some of the most respected scientists in the world today, including Professor of Meteorology Richard Lindzen at MIT, Professor of Physics Freeman Dyson from the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, Professor Physics Will Happer at Princeton University who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Professor of Theoretical Physics Gerhard Gerlich of Germany, Professor of Advanced Physics Antonio Zichchi who is president of the World Federation of Scientists, and Nobel Laureate in Physics Ivar Giaever, to name a few.

Sorry Professor Mote, we are not the amateurs you suggested to OMSI.

Again, I call on OMSI to come clean and tell the entire story, including who made the decision to pull the plug on the Oregon AMS and why they waited until the very last minute.  Their press release from Middleton was a disgraceful attempt to spin this story.  Honesty is the only approach that will work here.  We will get the entire story, whether or not OMSI cooperates.

Gordon J. Fulks, PhD (Physics)
Corbett, Oregon USA

Editor’s note: The reader will note the impressive list of world renowned physicists and climatologists who support Dr. Fulks in his pursuit of real science. Indeed, it is Dr. Fulks’ very rejection of junk science that has gotten him in hot water with the orthodoxy. It’s unfortunate that a museum such as OMSI was duped by the political and financial motivations of college professors who receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grants to push the AGW theory. As this theory continues its inexorable collapse under the weight of more and more research, and as the Climategate Scandal continues to expand, one may not be surprised at those who are desperate to keep the grants coming. Given the compromised motivations of the editorial board of the Oregonian, we maintain a healthy level of skepticism that this international scandal, based right here in River City, will receive its due coverage. We shall see.

UPDATE: A commenter on another post on this blog was so upset upon hearing of these discriminatory actions that she took it upon herself to post the contact info for OMSI officials on her Facebook page to encourage her friends to voice their opinion. If the reader is so inclined, you may contact OMSI officials to express your opinion:

Per OMSI’s website – EXECUTIVE TEAM
President – Nancy Stueber

nstueber@omsi.edu

503.797.4514

Senior Vice President – Paul Carlson

pcarlson@omsi.edu

503.797.4608

Vice President, Center for Learning Experiences – Ray Vandiver

rvandiver@omsi.edu

503.797.4519

Vice President, Finance & Administration – Tim Mack

tmack@omsi.edu

503.797.4608

Vice President, Development – Natasha Seeley

nseeley@omsi.edu

503.797.4546

Vice President, Marketing, Membership & Sales – Mark Patel

mpatel@omsi.edu

503.797.4550

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OMSI shows us just how narrow minded and deceitful it is to shut down the possibility of putting the immense fraud concerning man made global warming under the microscope. I agree that it is embarrassing, but to bare their bias so publicly is a truly shameful decision. All taxpayers should take note.. You must assume nearly all scientific studies are funded by special interests who insist that a preconceived outcome is expected. Especially suspect are government funded “scientists”… To discard the skepticism is t invite and encourage massive fraud.

Second leak of climate emails: Political giants weigh in on bias, scientists bowing to financial pressure from sponsors | Mail Online

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What does it take to finally nail the coffin on the offending “scientists”? Junk science has been used to manufacture yet another “crisis”, giving government cover for the waste of hundreds of millions in “grants” to “study” the problem. Yet, the data used is clearly tainted beyond reason- in order to support the desired “outcome”. Ergo, a Crisis- needing immediate action, primarily taxing energy- and anything that requires energy in it’s production. How interesting that such an effort is the perfect cover for applying Marxist “redistribution”. There are no mysteries- only a concerted effort to cloak an immoral and staggering fraud under the guise of “man made” global warming.

Climategate 2.0: New E-Mails Rock The Global Warming Debate – Forbes

This story is very revealing about the tactics used by the Left to implement their agenda.

My favorite example is the one where the global warming proponent was looking for “an investigative journalist to investigate and expose” a scientist who was skeptical of the theory! No doubt he started with the New York Times.
Please read and pass along.
Thank you,
Dale Seale
AFP Clackamas

Climategate 2.0: New E-Mails Rock The Global Warming Debate – Forbes
Source: forbes.com

We need more objective research and ethical conduct by the scientists at the heart of the IPCC and the global warming discussion.

 
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Occupy Thanksgiving | Cascade Insider

Occupy Thanksgiving

As we begin this year’s holiday season, it may be useful to confront the Occupy movement with the harsh reality of where its apparent economic philosophy ultimately leads.

Over the last several years, I have pointed out each November that Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday. We learned in grade school that it evolved from celebrations the early Pilgrims held to commemorate their bountiful harvests at Plymouth colony in the 1620s.

The following short video explains what really happened, and should serve as a reminder that spreading the wealth didn’t work in Plymouth Colony and it won’t work now.

Amplifying on the video, what we didn’t learn in school is that nearly half of those Pilgrims who sailed here from England on the Mayflower died of starvation in their first winter of 1621. In fact, the governor of the colony, William Bradford, wrote that the colonists went hungry because many refused to work in the fields.

It seems that Plymouth colony had the equivalent of a modern-day socialist economy. Land and crops were held in common, and food was distributed based on need, not on production. The most able young men complained that they were asked to work hard for the benefit of other men’s families.

Finally, after the poor harvest of 1622, Bradford decided to give each household its own plot of land. They could keep what they produced, or trade their crops for things they needed. The result was a truly bountiful harvest in 1623, and in the years that followed. It was instituting private property and a free market economy at Plymouth and other colonies that led to our annual Thanksgiving celebrations.

So, this Thanksgiving, let’s teach our children, and anyone in the Occupy movement willing to listen, an economic lesson that the Pilgrims had to learn the hard way: Socialism is a recipe for scarcity and starvation. Private property and free markets lead to prosperity and plenty.