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Lies that cost hundreds of billions of dollars

The Iraq war began ten years ago this month. More than just wrong:

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Fascism, cont’d

Original post here. The Daily Beast and the Center for Investigative Reporting have new information about Police Militarization (h/t The Agitator). I love that the feds gave Oklahoma $2 million for port security. – Radley Balko

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End of Life Decisions, Planning

Good article describing remarkable differences in how people in the medical field view treatment for life-threatening illness: How Doctors Die « Zócalo Public Square It turns out they often don’t make the same decisions that are recommended to patients, and appear … Continue reading

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Sliding towards fascism

Since 9/11 American’s have been giving up their liberties. Most of the time it’s because they have been told it is necessary for their ‘safety’. Conservatives yell “socialism” at anything the President suggests, but I don’t hear anyone yelling ‘Fascism” … Continue reading

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The American Legislative Exchange Council

I first read about The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) regarding Arizona’s new Immigration Law AB1070. ALEC was listed as it’s primary author, and poking around I started seeing a lot of information about this group that describes itself as … Continue reading

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Teenager-to-Parent attitude osmosis

This morning I was listening to my daughter’s alarm go off, wondering if she will awaken with the world view of a Gulag prisoner or Nancy Drew… I was delighted when it was more like Nancy Drew. Ok, Nancy Drew … Continue reading

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Functional Behavior Analysis – FBA

Today we had the big FBA meeting, present were 2 of my daughter’s teachers from SVHS; Tim Murphy (Emotional Support) and Catherine Sobania (Learning Support), Janice Kimenhour (Counselor), Moira O’Connor (Supervisor of Special Education), Russell Carawan (K-12 Mental Health Specialist) … Continue reading

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A parent’s note about IEP meetings

Imagine this: You are in a room with a large table, surrounded by school staff. You are probably alone, perhaps with your child. The subject is your child’s welfare. Their future. If there is a disagreement, it will feel like … Continue reading

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My daughter wants to quit school

That’s what she told me on the phone this afternoon, right before I was heading out to her IEP meeting at 1pm. She feels miserable about her situatuation at BAVTS, with her teacher Mrs. Layoun. Apparently there was some deal … Continue reading

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When an IEP is not followed

My daughter has specific provisions in her IEP for being able to leave the classroom if she feels it is necessary. If she leaves, she can go either to the vice principal’s office or to the classroom of a designated … Continue reading

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