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The Wisdom of The Founding Fathers–Videos

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“The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding Age with Men qualified to serve the Publick with Honour to themselves, and to their Country. ”

~Benjamin Franklin, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania, 1749

 

Glenn Beck-06/18/10-A 

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Glenn Beck-06/18/10-D

 

“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you… From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death.”

Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785

Background Articles and Videos

  

America’s Prophet

 Who’s more American, Moses or Jesus?

The Council of Dads by Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler Reads “The Council of Dads”

TEDxEast – Bruce Feiler – 05/07/10

Celebration of Life Keynote Address by Bruce Feiler – Part 1

Celebration of Life Keynote Address by Bruce Feiler – Part 2

Celebration of Life Keynote Address by Bruce Feiler – Part 3

Walking the Bible – PBS

 

Bruce Feiler

 

 

Bruce Feiler: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths 

 

Bruce Feiler 

“…Bruce Feiler (born October 25, 1964) is a popular American writer on faith, family, and finding meaning in everyday life. He is the best-selling author of nine books, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and America’s Prophet, and one of only a handful of writers to have four consecutive New York Times nonfiction best-sellers in the last decade. He is also the writer/presenter of the PBS miniseries Walking the Bible.[1]

His latest book, The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me, describes how he responded to a diagnosis of cancer by asking six men from all passages of his life to be present through the passages of his young daughters’ lives.

Feiler is credited with formulating the Feiler Faster Thesis[2]: the increasing pace of society and journalists’ ability to report it is matched by the public’s desire for more information.

He has written for numerous publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet magazine[3], where he won three James Beard Awards.[4] He is also a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, CNN, and Fox News. Feiler was the guest on the November 2, 2005 episode of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.[5]

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Feiler lives in New York with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their twin daughters. Rottenberg, who frequently appears in his books, is co-founder and CEO of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports High-Impact Entrepreneurs.

Feiler completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University where he was a member of Ezra Stiles College, before spending time teaching English in Japan as part of the JET Program. This experience led to his first book, Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan, a popular portrait of life in a small Japanese town. Upon his return he earned a masters degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, which he chronicled in his book Looking for Class. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Feiler

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U.S. Census Takers or Enumerators Are Counting Illegal Aliens The Politically Correct Way!

Posted on June 18, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Culture, Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment, Federal Government, government, government spending, history, Homes, Immigration, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Resources, Security, Talk Radio, Technology, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , |

 how to complete a census

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XtuPvwBa2U

 

It’s Easy – English

The 2010 Census form is just 10 questions, such as:

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Hispanic origin
  • Race
  • Household relationship
  • If you own or rent

http://2010.census.gov/2010census/how/about-the-form.php

 

 

Bachmann Rails Against Census On Beck

Glenn Beck: October 9 2009, Illegal Immigration, 1/5

 Glenn Beck: October 9 2009, Illegal Immigration, 2/5

 

Glenn Beck: October 9 2009, Illegal Immigration, 3/5

 

Glenn Beck: October 9 2009, Illegal Immigration, 4/5

 

Glenn Beck: October 9 2009, Illegal Immigration, 5/5

 

Ask any U.S. Census taker or enumerator are you counting illegal aliens?

The answer is yes.

Ask any illegal alien did he/she send in the 2010 Census Form or were contacted by a U.S. Census taker or enumerator and the usually response is also yes or si.

No, the U.S. Census Bureau does not ask a person “Are you living or working in the United States illegally?”

Instead U.S. Census Bureau ask s two questions, one on hispanic origin and another on race that indirectly answers the question.

For example in Texas, illegal aliens from Mexico, will answer the hispanic origin question by usually saying they are Mexican.

Mexicans are included in the same category or checkbox as Mexican Americans and Chicanos.

Apparently having a separate checkbox for Mexicans, Mexican Americans, or Chicanoes, was thought to be politically incorrect, even though it would provide more accurate information as to the hispanic origin of the person.

When asked the race question where hispanic is specifically excluded as a race, the illegal aliens from Mexico give interesting answers.

If they were born in Mexico, the Mexicans will say their race is Mexican.

If their children were born in the United States, so called “anchor babies”, most of the Mexicans will say that their children are hispanic and they are Mexican when answering the race question.

Even though the race question specifically excludes hispanic as a race, hispanic is the answer most often given for children and grandchildren born in the United States.

While the U.S. Census Enumerators are trained to ask the race question again if the response is hispanic, they are also instructed to record the race or races, the person say they are.

Since the primary purpose of the U.S.  Census is to determine the number of  representatives a state will have in Congress, the counting of apparently illegal aliens will favor those states with a disproportionate percentage of illegal aliens.

Also, Federal funding for various programs is also partially determined by the number of people in a state or Congressional district.

While estimates of the number of illegal aliens in the United States are wide ranging, the number is usually between 10 million on the low side and 30 million on the high side.

The current population of the United States is about 310 million.

 

U.S. and World Population Clocks

http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

 

The U.S. Census missed an opportunity to provide a more accurate count of the number of illegal aliens in the United States by not having a seperate checkbox for Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Chicanos in the 2010 Census.

One could easily conclude that the Federal Government really does not want to know how many illegal aliens are living and working in the United States, especially when over 30 million American citizens are looking for full time employment.

 

Background Articles and Videos 

Concerns with the 2010 Census

The big count: Tales of a US Census worker

by Ken Otterbourg

“…The lousy economy hasn’t helped folks who thought they could just show up and be hired. What’s happened is that able-brained people are doing census work while they look for something more permanent. At my exam, a Princeton grad who looks to be a few years into the salt mines of the job market got a perfect score, much to the dismay of his fellow test-takers who appeared to need a job more than he did (My score, 27 out of 28.).

During four days of training, we sat in our classroom and learn how to fill out forms and how to conduct interviews in the field. It is precise and tedious. Precise, because the government demands precision. Ones have to look like lower case Ls. I’s have to look like Roman Numeral Ones. Fours must be open at the top.

Tedious, because the government has broken down the training into the tiniest steps, leaving nothing to chance or the remote possibility of common sense. We travel over the same material again and again. At times, I felt like I was part of some elaborate psychological experiment designed to determine at what point humans will quit following orders and begin a rebellion.

It’s no surprise that the interviewing process, the heart of our NRFU training, is highly scripted, and the followup questions can border on the ridiculous.

We are required to ask the gender of every household member — even if, as during one actual interview, the person you are questioning is spilling out of her tank top. We are required to ask if all household members, including the kiddies at your feet, have spent some time in the past year in prison or a nursing home. It is what the government demands, and what we have sworn to do.

The census form asks five basic questions of each person at a house. Name, relationship to the person who owns or rents the housing unit, age, Hispanic origin and race. The final two are the most controversial, as they require people to identify themselves, using the US government’s definition of race and ethnicity, and to put people in categories.

For example, here is how the census defines “White”: “The category refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa. It includes people who identify as ‘White’ or report entries such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Near Easterner, Arab or Polish.”

I thought about that definition a lot during my training. Not necessarily because it offended me, but because I wondered about how the government arrived at that definition. But I never raised my hand to ask. One of the things you quickly learn in census training is that questions that begin with the word “why” are a waste of time. Things just are. …”

http://www.yesweekly.com/article-9554-the-big-count-tales-of-a-us-census-worker.html

Census 2010 Can Count On Controversy

2010 Census, Demographics, Congressional Redistricting, Immigration

Audrey Singer, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program

“…Counting more than 300 million residents is a complex and costly operation (an estimated $14 billion), but the results yield the basis for how we apportion Congress, distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds and understand basic changes to the number and geographic distribution of U.S. residents.

The largest challenge that the Census Bureau faces is ensuring everyone is counted, regardless of where they live, who they live with and perhaps most controversially, regardless of whether they are authorized to live in the United States.

Most households will receive a census form by mail in mid-March to be filled out as of Census Day, April 1. First results of state counts for redistricting purposes must be delivered by December 31. The rest of the results will be released over a period of time that ends in 2013.

Filling out a census form is mandatory by law. The 2010 Census will have 10 basic questions for each household member, but it is viewed as a burdensome task by some, because they see the questions as too personal or the process too intrusive. Others distrust what the government will do with the information or fear that it may be used against them. Some are hampered by language barriers. Still others have more than one residence. ..”

http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2010/0104_census_singer.aspx

The Questions on the Form

http://2010.census.gov/2010census/how/interactive-form.php

Protecting Your Personal Information

Federal law protects your identity and the information you give us.

We depend on your cooperation and trust, and promise to protect the confidentiality of your information. Title 13 of the U.S. Code protects the confidentiality of all your information and violating this law is a crime with severe penalties. In addition, other federal laws, including the Confidential Statistical Efficiency Act and the Privacy Act reinforce these protections.

* Private information is never published

It is against the law to disclose or publish any of the following information:

  • Names
  • Addresses including GPS coordinates
  • Social Security numbers
  • Telephone numbers …”

http://2010.census.gov/2010census/privacy/index.php

 

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