Daily Topics - Wednesday September 24th, 2014

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Be sure to check out our new videos: CARBON & LAST HOURS
- both narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio

Get your tickets now for a special evening with Sami Yusuf (9/26 at 8pm) featuring music from Sami's new CD, The Centre - to benefit the Foundation for Traditional Studies - at The Strathmore in N. Bethesda, MD

Hour One: Why 'homeland'? / PLUS, Singer Sami Yusuf on humanitarian work and music

Hour Two: GMOs are safe...REALLY?! Justin Danhof Esq., National Center for Public Policy Research / PLUS, another war for America - Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA, 7th District)

Hour Three: Is it over for ALEC? Jane Carter, AFSCME

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mathboy 7 years 18 weeks ago
#1

I work in Jefferson County, CO, and a friend of mine is a teacher here who was laid off a few months ago at the end of the school year. This situation is the same as what happened in neighboring Douglas County--the slight majority of Republicans on the school board has instituted an autocratic totalitarian regime. They vote down everything the minority members propose, hold meetings without including them, and shut out the teachers, the parents, the students, the tax payers and the electorate from informing any debate. Their ultimate goal is to destroy the teachers' union and public education, and then privatize (and profitize) education.

I attended a screening of a documentary called "The Reformers" that was made to expose the Douglas county situation. It may be available somewhere. I highly recommend it.

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mathboy 7 years 18 weeks ago
#2

Use of the term "homeland" implies that there's some other land that we would occupy. I.e., there's our homeland and then there're our subject lands.

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