A funny mystery

A funny story came to mind…I thought I’d share to hopefully give someone else a chuckle.

In Fort Wayne, a retired lady in the housing building related this story to me:

When she and her husband still owned their home, she would wait until her neighbor wasn’t home (I think she watched the neighbor’s house while they were away on vacation), and she would plant some perennials somewhere in the yard.

In the Spring, the neighbor would go on and on about these beautiful perennials that just popped up *out of nowhere*.


I would not be able to keep a straight face.  I would give myself away by cracking up.  😀

Things that make you go hmm…

…there *just happens* to be a huge ice storm closing down Mall of America on the exact day of Cyber Monday…

We know that the weather can be controlled now, so it just makes one wonder….

And NBC and Inside Edition both have what appear to be product placement…or should I say nooz placement of Amazon…that goes on and on about their qualities of speed and the volume of orders.  And for some reason, the fact that they have robots helping to fill orders was seen as a positive — they kind of overlooked that those robots took paying jobs away from people…

Things that make you go hmmm….

The real reason behind the France False Flag

I suspected as much…

An attack that witnesses claim was instigated by white men with muscular builds who did not yell, did not have any expression on their faces as they opened fire.

I agree with Naomi Klein that this is an abuse of power.  Enacting Martial Law over the Paris attacks was apparently a way to silence democratic protests against greed trumping the environment that we all share.

Climate summits are not photo opportunities to boost the popularity of politicians.


You cannot drink oil.

You cannot breathe in oil…in coal dust..in particulate…

Plants do not grow in petroleum…and soil is not healthy and rejuvenated with chemicals…

…it shows that they can target people for no reason at all–Domenjoud

It’s all a part of creating the myth that environmentalists are terrorists.  You might recall that is EXACTLY what they were doing in exercises at the Indiana Dept of Health in 2004 — they had a scenario that characterized environmentalists as terrorists.



Alabama Teacher of the Year Resigns: The Backstory, Part I

Here is Part 1 of the back story. It’s a sad tale of the state of the press, the authorities, and education.


On November 20, 2015, I drove from southern Louisiana to central Alabama in order to extensively interview Ann Marie Corgill, the 2014-15 Alabama Teacher of the Year who abruptly resigned on October 30, 2015.

The interview lasted over four hours. I decided to seek a face-to-face interview because I knew I would be asking some pointed questions, and I thought it best to do so in person.

Corgill has an intriguing story to tell, and in a series of posts, I intend to tell it, including information on Corgill’s professional history as a public school teacher in both Alabama and New York; her story about becoming Alabama’s Teacher of the Year, and the detailed circumstances surrounding her resignation, including the media attention.

For this first post, I focus on the how her story became national news.

Indeed, being the one to break the news of the sudden, unexpected departure of…

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Alabama Teacher of the Year Resigns– The Backstory, Part II

Ann Marie is my kind of teacher. I also was more laidback in that I didn’t like treating the kids like they were in the Army. They’re kids! So we get the real story behind the story in that Corgill was not a control freak who was regimented…and the powers that be could not have some renegade going around enabling self esteem in these kids.


On November 23, 2015, I began a series of posts about Ann Marie Corgill, the 2014-15 Alabama Teacher of the Year who resigned from Birmingham City Public Schools effective October 30, 2015. Corgill’s resignation was prompted by notification from the state department of education that the state did not consider her certified to teach fifth grade.

Of course, there is more to the story than a single event leading to a career teacher’s resignation. In this post, I offer more details from Corgill’s story based upon our four-hour interview on November 20, 2015.

ann-marie-corgill-4-e1448507006604  Ann Marie Corgill

Let us go back to the beginning of the 2015-16 school year and Corgill’s decision to leave the affluent Mountain Brook school system for an opportunity to teach at the decidedly non-affluent Birmingham City schools.

(Note: Most of this post is comprised of Corgill’s words, which are indented. My questions and comments are in…

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The pass system: another dark secret in Canadian history

Those that don’t know history are doomed to repeat it…

Warrior Publications

Pass system card 1.pngUnreserved, CBC News, Sunday November 29, 2015

Canadians are becoming increasingly aware of residential schools and their impacts on First Nations people. But many have not yet heard about another system of segregation — one that often kept First Nations confined to their communities.

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Yes, High Health Insurance Deductibles Are Still A Problem

Mike the Mad Biologist

When the PPACA (‘Obamacare’) was being debated, I noted six years ago that the high deductibles made healthcare no more affordable (in fact, I noted this about Romneycare in 2008). This was not only predictable, butpredicted. Which brings us to two items. First, a NY Times report on higher deductibles (boldface mine):

Obama administration officials, urging people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, have trumpeted the low premiums available on the law’s new marketplaces.

But for many consumers, the sticker shock is coming not on the front end, when they purchase the plans, but on the back end when they get sick: sky-high deductibles that are leaving some newly insured feeling nearly as vulnerable as they were before they had coverage.

“The deductible, $3,000 a year, makes it impossible to actually go to the doctor,” said David R. Reines, 60…

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