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A Broken System

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Says Alabama’s Immigration Law Will Criminalize Charity

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17, 2011 — The immigration law recently passed by the state of Alabama will make it illegal to practice virtually every facet of Christian charity, said the president of the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), a Catholic lay organization that works extensively with those in need and living in poverty. “Giving ...

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State-sponsored Capitalism – The New Communism

Let’s start off  by defining some basic forms of totalitarian control in government that still have strong influences today. First there was Communism, old-school style.  Pretty simple and straigtforward actually. It was a social system, a society,  built around the state holding and owning all property in the name of the people.  The people had no say and no power ...

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Forever Family

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is July 2009. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ It was here!  The day we had all longed for had arrived! It was the day ...

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Wisconsin’s Public Union Problem

With the successful push in Wisconsin to end collective bargaining with the public sector unions, unions and their Democrat allies have filed for numerous state-level recall elections. While this is inherently better exercise in democracy than the approximately $350,000 in damage and clean-up costs caused by their protests, not to mention the $7.4 Million in law enforcement costs to police them up, ...

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The Baby Is Ours!

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is January 2009. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________   January 2009. This was it! It was our final court date for termination of rights ...

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My Children Are Threatened

  This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is September 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ We had finally reached a point where thing were on track for all five adoptions ...

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Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Strengthen, Expand Charter and Virtual Schools

Orlando, Fla. – Keeping his promise to make Florida the state with the best-educated workforce, Governor Rick Scott today visited Hope Charter School in Ocoee to highlight education reforms that expand and strengthen charter and virtual schools and increase scholarship opportunities that empower parents to choose schools best suited to student needs. Later today, Governor Scott will visit St. Petersburg ...

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Define “conservative”!

This is a subject I long ago should have posted about. It started to come up again as I posted comment to Wayne’s topic “Don’t Be Conservative”. The point I want to open for discussion here is just what is a conservative. Each person’s answer is rather subjective and based upon their experiences and observational perceptions. To open this up I should ...

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Little Boy Lost

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is April-June 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ During the time between the baby that needed medical attention going home and us receiving our ...

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Full House

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is May-June 2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ We had not had the baby but just a few days when the older children’s therapist ...

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HIP HIP HOORAY FOR OBAMA!

Lets’s all stand and give three big cheers for the wun’nerful ah wun’nerful economic accomplishments of the Oba-maniacs, the Obama congress. They dwarf the negative accomplishments of the previous administration and now stand proudly on their own merits. [Note: drag beaten and battered Bush effigy off political stage… stage-left] Unemployment (BLS version) as of  January 2009 was 7.8%. Now is at ...

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Michigan Education Reform- Did They Go Too Far, or Not Far Enough?

Recently, the State House in Michigan passed an education reform plan which would make it easier to fire under-performing teachers. In addition, it made the tenure process more difficult and reduced protections based on seniority. The bill is now headed to the senate, controlled by Republicans, and teachers’ unions are getting ready for a fight. “Those bills, frankly, are a ...

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Charter Schools: A First Impression

For the first four years of his schooling, my son has been in a traditional public schools. At first, we had considered private schools. We visited several and even applied to one, but we also took the time to interview the principal and tour the school. Initial Experience With Traditional Public Schools The principal during his first 3 years really ...

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Too Good To Be True

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is March 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ When the battle was won in the last case, I was completely at peace when they ...

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I Am So Angry

Once again I am veering off the ongoing saga of our story to adopt children through the Broken Foster Care System. If you’ve already read my Mother’s Day story, you know that our adoptions were finalized in July of 2009. After the adoptions it took some time for the kids to adjust to the fact that they were in fact ...

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