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Orlando shooting: How we know it’s all a lie

In the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, a lone gunman named Omar Mateen killed 49 and wounded another 53 inside Pulse night club, a self-described gay dance club in Orlando, Florida, making it the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States.

That’s the official narrative told to us by government and media. To quote an official summary of the shooting released by the Orlando Police Department “throughout the day on Sunday, June 12” which is still on the department’s website [bold and colored emphasis supplied]:

On June 12, 2016, just after 2 a.m., an Orlando Police Officer working extra duty at the Pulse Nightclub, located at 1912 S. Orange Ave., responded to shots fired. Our officer engaged in a gun battle with that suspect and the suspect went deeper into the club where more shots were fired.  The incident then turned into a hostage situation.

The suspect – later identified as 29-year-old Omar Mir Seddique Mateen of Fort Pierce, Florida – continued shooting inside the club.

At 5 a.m., the decision was made to breach the club and rescue the hostages, OPD Chief John Mina said. Officers were able to rescue 30 hostages and lead them to safety. Our SWAT Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, killing him. The gunman, an American citizen living in Florida, legally purchased the firearms within the last week [….]

A total of 50 people [including the suspect] were killed in the shooting; an additional 53 were injured.

The above narrative is what the American people were told by the media, that:

  • There was one shooter, Omar Mateen.
  • After exchanging shots with an off-duty police officer (who was working as a security guard for Pulse) outside the club, Mateen went inside Pulse, where he shot and wounded 102 people.
  • Three hours later, the police breached the club and exchanged fire with and killing Mateen.

But what the media didn’t and continue not to inform the public is that the above version of the shooting is simply not true because the FBI-Tampa has a report that says something quite different.

Before we turn to the FBI report, let’s define the words “hoax” and “false flag”:

  • A “hoax,” according to the Oxford Dictionaries, is “A humorous or malicious deception” — in other words, a lie.
  • A “false flag,” according to author Lance deHaven-Smith in his 2013 book, Conspiracy Theory in America (via Wikipedia), is a covert operation by government (or a civilian organization) that is designed to deceive in that the public is led to believe that some individual or group is responsible, instead of the entity(ies) that actually planned and executed the operation. The purpose of the false flag is to manipulate and rally public opinion in support of the hidden agenda, such as gun control. In other words, a false flag is a specific kind of hoax.

For the U.S. media, however, the preferred term is “conspiracy theory,” which the media wield to ridicule anyone who so much as suggests an event may be a hoax or a false flag, never mind the fact that there are real conspiracies and false flags. Some notable examples of U.S. government conspiracies are the Nixon Administration’s Watergate conspiracy, the CIA’s MK-ULTRA mind-control project of the 1950s to ’70s, the Tuskegee syphilis study (1932-1972), and the stunning Operation Northwoods of the Kennedy Administration. By the way, number 5 of satanist Saul Alinsky‘s 13 Rules for Radicals is precisely mockery:

5. Ricidule is man’s most potent weapon.

Reviewing and reflecting on the Orlando shooting, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two main reasons why the official Orlando shooting narrative is a lie.

#1: The FBI Report

On June 20, 2016, the FBI Tampa Division issued a report on the Orlando shooting, “Investigative Update Regarding Pulse Nightclub Shooting,” with a timeline of the shooting, based on Orlando Police Department (OPD) radio communication. The report says:

Based on OPD radio communications, there were no reports of shots being fired inside Pulse between the initial exchange of gunfire between responding officers and shooter, and the time of the final breach. 

Below is a screenshot I took of the above paragraph. (I cropped out the timeline, highlighted the paragraph with a red bracket, and painted the red arrow pointing to the time and date when I took the screenshot.)

FBI Orlando shooting report1

In other words, according to the FBI, between 2:02 a.m. (when Mateen exchanged fire with the off-duty police officer at the front door of the nighclub) and 5:02 a.m. when police breached and entered Pulse, NO SHOTS WERE FIRED INSIDE. That, in turn, means that no one was killed or wounded inside Pulse until after 5:02 a.m.

Needless to say, the FBI report contradicts the Orlando PD’s official statement that “the suspect went deeper into the club where more shots were fired.”

Curiously, the Orlando Police Department (OPD) gave a link to the FBI report, but neither acknowledges that the report contradicts the OPD’s version of events, nor retracts its official statement on the shooting.

So how and when were the 102 people inside Pulse killed or wounded? Who actually shot them?

Note that neither the OPD nor the FBI say when Mateen was killed. Why is that? Was he killed soon after law enforcement had breached the club’s walls at 5:02 a.m.? If so, then Mateen could not have shot 102 people.

Amazingly, as reported by the Daily Mail on June 13, 2016, Orlando Police Chief John Mina admitted that “some of the victims may have been hit by officers’ gun fire”.

Why is this stunning admission not widely reported? And shouldn’t the families of the 49 who were killed, as well as the 53 who were wounded in Pulse that morning, demand to know who exactly had shot them?

#2: The crisis actors

A rule-of-thumb about any narrative is that when there is clear evidence of fakery, the truthfulness of the entire narrative becomes suspect.

It is now a month after the Orlando shooting, and the Alternative Media have unearthed many oddities and anomalies, including eyewitness accounts of multiple suspects, Mateen and several club patrons having had professional acting experience, and pre-dated tweets and news reports.

Among the anomalies is one particular oddity that is a “smoking gun” of Orlando fakery — a CNN news video showing survivors of the shooting massacre carrying wounded victims toward, instead of away from the crime scene of Pulse nightclub, which makes no sense whatsoever, unless the entire spectacle had been staged for the news media. One of those carrying the wounded is a man in a hat and an American-flag t-shirt named Christopher Hansen, who gave harrowing accounts of how he had survived the massacre to many media outlets.

Here’s a video clip showing two civilians carrying a wounded man (wearing a blue cap and red shoes) toward Pulse.

Orlando crisis actors carrying woundedAs soon as the trio had passed in front of the camera, the two carriers immediately dropped the “wounded” man. One of the carriers, dressed all in black, even did a little dance.

Below are nighttime and daytime (Google Map) views of Dunkin’ Donuts and Pulse nightclub on So. Orange Ave., which show the crisis actors indeed were carrying the “wounded” toward Pulse:

Chris Hansen carrying wounded toward PulseDunkin' Donuts & Pulse on S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL

Given #1 (FBI report) and #2 (crisis actors), there is no reason for us to believe the official narrative of the Orlando gay-club shooting.

All of which would explain the “duping delight” (glee at getting away with a great deception) of the laughing policeman with grey hair and moustache standing behind the speaker in the first video below, followed by a video of the members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office doing their #KeepDancingOrlando gig (h/t Barry Soetoro Esq.).

Who knew the worst shooting in U.S. history could be such fun?

For all the posts FOTM has published on the Orlando shooting, go here.



Top adviser to Australia PM: Global warming is a NWO fraud led by UN

A brave man in the Australian government is telling the truth about “climate change,” formerly called anthropogenic (man-made) global warming.

He is Maurice Newman, a former chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corp., who is the chairman of Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Business Advisory Council and, as such, the government’s top business adviser.

In an op/ed for The Australian newspaper, Newman asserts that:

  • “Climate change” is a myth fostered by the United Nations for political reasons — to create a new authoritarian world order under its control.
  • 95% of the climate models we’ve been told which “prove” human activities — specifically carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions — have caused and are causing Earth’s temperatures to be warmer, are in error. Instead of warming, world temps have been “in stasis,” i.e., unchanged, for the last two decades.

Instead of giving you second-hand sources to Newman’s op/ed (which is what Drudge Report inexplicably did yesterday, with a link to an AFP/Jiji article in the Japan Times), it is always better to go to the original or primary source because then there is no filtering and added commentary by the middle-man.

So here is Maurice Newman’s op/ed in its entirety. Maurice Newman

The UN is using climate change as a tool not an issue

By Maurice Newman The Australian, May 8, 2015

It’s a well-kept secret, but 95 per cent of the climate models we are told prove the link between human CO2 emissions and catastrophic global warming have been found, after nearly two decades of temperature stasis, to be in error. It’s not surprising.

We have been subjected to extravagance from climate catastrophists for close to 50 years.

In January 1970, Life magazine, based on “solid scientific evidence”, claimed that by 1985 air pollution would reduce the sunlight reaching the Earth by half. In fact, across that period sunlight fell by between 3 per cent and 5 per cent. In a 1971 speech, Paul Ehrlich said: “If I were a gambler I would take even money that ­England will not exist in the year 2000.”

Fast forward to March 2000 and David Viner, senior research scientist at the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, told The Independent, “Snowfalls are now a thing of the past.” In December 2010, the Mail Online reported, “Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos across Britain”.

We’ve had our own busted predictions. Perhaps the most preposterous was climate alarmist Tim Flannery’s 2005 observation: “If the computer records are right, these drought conditions will become permanent in eastern Australia.” Subsequent rainfall and severe flooding have shown the records or his analysis are wrong. We’ve swallowed dud prediction after dud prediction. What’s more, the [UN] Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which we were instructed was the gold standard on global warming, has been exposed repeatedly for ­mis­rep­resentation and shoddy methods.

Weather bureaus appear to have “homogenised” data to suit narratives. NASA’s claim that 2014 was the warmest year on record was revised, after challenge, to only 38 per cent probability. Extreme weather events, once blamed on global warming, no longer are, as their frequency and intensity decline.

Christiana Figueres

Why then, with such little evidence, does the UN insist the world spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year on futile climate change policies? Perhaps Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN’s Framework on Climate Change has the answer?

In Brussels last February she said, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years since the Industrial Revolution.”

In other words, the real agenda is concentrated political authority. Global warming is the hook.

Figueres is on record saying democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China, she says, is the best model. This is not about facts or logic. It’s about a new world order under the control of the UN. It is opposed to capitalism and freedom and has made environmental catastrophism a household topic to achieve its objective.

Figueres says that, unlike the Industrial Revolution, “This is a centralised transformation that is taking place.” She sees the US partisan divide on global warming as “very detrimental”. Of course. In her authoritarian world there will be no room for debate or ­disagreement.

Make no mistake, climate change is a must-win battlefield for authoritarians and fellow travellers. As Timothy Wirth, president of the UN Foundation, says: “Even if the ­(climate change) theory is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”

Timothy Wirth Having gained so much ground, eco-catastrophists won’t let up. After all, they have captured the UN and are extremely well funded. They have a hugely powerful ally in the White House. They have successfully enlisted compliant academics and an obedient and gullible mainstream media (the ABC [Australian Broadcasting Company] and Fairfax in Australia) to push the scriptures regardless of evidence.

They will continue to present the climate change movement as an independent, spontaneous consensus of concerned scientists, politicians and citizens who believe human activity is “extremely likely” to be the dominant cause of global warming. (“Extremely likely” is a scientific term?)

And they will keep mobilising public opinion using fear and appeals to morality. UN support will be assured through promised wealth redistribution from the West, even though its anti-growth policy prescriptions will needlessly prolong poverty, hunger, sickness and illiteracy for the world’s poorest.

Figueres said at a climate ­summit in Melbourne recently that she was “truly counting on Australia’s leadership” to ensure most coal stayed in the ground.

Hopefully, like India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tony Abbott isn’t listening. India knows the importance of cheap energy and is set to overtake China as the world’s leading importer of coal. Even Germany is about to commission the most coal-fired power stations in 20 years.

There is a real chance Figueres and those who share her centralised power ambitions will succeed. As the UN’s December climate change conference in Paris approaches, Australia will be pressed to sign even more futile job-destroying climate change treaties.

Resisting will be politically difficult. But resist we should. We are already paying an unnecessary social and economic price for empty gestures. Enough is enough.

Maurice Newman mocked by climate fascistsGood students of satanist Saul Alinsky that they are, Global Warming Nazis are already deploying Alinsky Rule No. 5 by mocking Maurice Newman as a crazy tinfoil hatter. (Source of pic)

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Sunday Devotional: God is not a wimp

Jesus expels money changers1

So often, trolls come on FOTM and deploy Obama’s political mentor satanist Saul Alinsky’s rule #4‘s “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules” on us, by invoking OUT OF CONTEXT Jesus’ injunction to “judge not,” as if Christ our Lord actually means for us not to distinguish right from wrong. On the contrary, He abhors the “lukewarm” — the fence-sitters who stand for nothing, being neither hot nor cold. (See “Why we must admonish the wicked“)

The trolls depict Christians as pacifists whose faith obliges us to do nothing in the face of evil.

How wrong they are.

The next time, a malicious troll resorts to that trick, just remind them that God, in the person of our Lord Jesus the Christ, is not a wimp. And neither are we.

Jesus drives money changers

John 2:13-16

Since the Passover of the Jews was near,
Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves,
as well as the money-changers seated there.
He made a whip out of cords
and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen,
and spilled the coins of the money-changers
and overturned their tables,
and to those who sold doves he said,
“Take these out of here,
and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”

Jesus expels money changersJesus expels money changers2

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” –Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish political philosopher and the father of modern conservatism.


So. Africa archbishop Desmond Tutu would rather go to Hell

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” (2 Timothy 4:3)

POS & TutuPOS presents the Medal of Freedom to retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, August 12, 2009. (Getty Images)

Cheryl K. Chumley reports for The Washington Times that yesterday, July 26, 2013, South Africa’s retired Anglican archbishop, Desmond Tutu, denounced religions that “discriminate against gays” and declared that if he had his pick, he’d go to hell before heading to a heaven that condemned homosexuality as sin.

Agence France-Presse reports that during the United Nations’ launch of its gay homosexual “rights” campaign in Cape Town, Tutu, the recipient of much praise and accolades across the world, including a (worthless) Nobel Peace Prize and a U.S. Medal of Freedom, said:

“I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place.”

Tutu also likened equal rights for gays to the fight for equal rights for blacks, saying “I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level.”

Tutu is some “Christian” archbishop.

In 1994, Tutu said abortion was acceptable in a number of situations, such as incest and rape. In 1996, he supported the full legalization of abortion in South Africa, despite some “personal reservations.”

Saul Alinsky

Saul Alinsky

Given that Tutu is 81 years old, no doubt it won’t be long before he gets his wish.

At which time, Tutu will join Obama’s ideological mentor, Saul Alinsky, who wrote the book on “community organizing” communist agitating, Rules For Radicals, which he’d dedicated to Satan.

Alinsky dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer

Alinsky dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer

Alinsky so admired Lucifer he wanted to join Satan in Hell.

In a 1972 Playboy magazine interview, in answer to the question “Do you believe in any kind of afterlife?,” Alinsky said: ” if there is an afterlife, and I have anything to say about it, I will unreservedly choose to go to hell. Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I’ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you’re a have-not, you’re short of dough. If you’re a have-not in hell, you’re short of virtue. Once I get into hell, I’ll start organizing the have-nots over there. They’re my kind of people.

Saul Alinsky died a few months after the interview, on June 12, 1972, and no doubt got his wish.

“Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav’n.”John Milton, Paradise Lost.


The many astounding coincidences of Obama


By Don Fredrick
June 26, 2013

[The essay below was originally published as “Just Happened….,” in The Obama Timeline, Sept. 30, 2012.]

Any one of these ‘coincidences’ when taken singularly appear to not mean much, but when taken as a whole, a computer would blow a main circuit if you asked it to calculate the odds that they have occurred by chance alone. Sit back, get a favorite beverage, and then read and ponder the Obama-related ‘coincidences’ … then super-impose the bigger picture of most recent events i.e. Fast and furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and the NSA revelations … then pray for our country.

Obama just happened to know 60’s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the housing—which eventually just happened to require demolition.

Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Mrs.Obama), who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.

Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for MalcolmX, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who just happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who just happened to have been associated with the Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who just happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who just happened to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents just happened to have no concern exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.

After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he just happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who just happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF just happened to be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal company just happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.

Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happened to travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.

Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who just happened to preach Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to hear because he just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.

Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which just happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop low-income housing, and which just happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers. In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks(Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit just happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who just happened to support a government takeover of the health care system.

In late 1999 Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who just happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama, and Young just happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church, just happened to be murdered, and both murders just happened to have never been solved. In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and just happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who just happens to be the son of Joe Biden.

In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi, who just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obamas just happened to have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performances just happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event but just happens to refuse to make it public.

In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull just happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United States.

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Best and worst states for homeschooling

We are told America is “home of the free and the brave.”

The last time I checked, no where in the U.S. Constitution does it say that Americans are compelled to send our children to dysfunctional public government schools, run by the NEA teachers’ union that recommends to its members a book dedicated to Satan.

And yet, since education is regulated by the states, if parents choose to teach their children themselves, they should know that 4o of America’s 50 states put restrictions on homeschooling, ranging from the mildest (parents must notify the state of their homeschooling) to the most onerous, including home visits by government officials.

The non-profit homeschool advocate organization HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) has a map showing which states fall into which of the following four categories:

  • States requiring no notice: No state requirement for parents to initiate any contact
  • States with low regulation: State requires parental notification only.
  • States with moderate regulation: State requires parents to send notification, test scores, and/or professional evaluation of student progress.
  • State with high regulation: State requires parents to send notification or achievement test scores and/or professional evaluation, plus other requirements (e.g. curriculum approval by the state, teacher qualification of parents, or home visits by state officials).

homeschool map


Here are the 10 freest states for home schooling (in green):

  1. Alaska
  2. Connecticut
  3. Idaho
  4. Illinois
  5. Indiana
  6. Michigan
  7. Missouri
  8. New Jersey
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Texas

Here are the 6 least free states for home schooling (in red):

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New York
  3. North Dakota
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Vermont

I guess we should be glad that homeschooling is still legal in all 50 states, although I doubt that will remain so for long.

H/t Eric Blair of Activist Post

See sage_brush’s excellent series on homeschooling, drawing on her experience and lessons she learnt successfully homeschooling her children:

and “Government Tentacles Reaching Into Home Schools,” May 4, 2012.


Econ 101: Ann Romney’s Horse

In the just-finished London Olympics, a horse partly owned by Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, had competed (and lost) in dressage. Dressage refers to the guiding of a horse through a series of complex maneuvers by slight movements of the rider’s hands, legs, and weight.

Ann Romney’s part-ownership of the horse has been lampooned by liberal critics as being symbolic of the family being out of touch with “ordinary” Americans.

Here’s a rebuttal to the class-warfare critics:

So the Romneys are selfish for keeping a horse? For:

  • Employing a groom with a family to support.
  • Paying for feed that’s sold by someone with a family to support.
  • Feed that’s transported in trucks by drivers with families to support.
  • The trucks are manufactured in a factory by people with families to support who are fed with stuff that’s grown by farmers with families to support.
  • The barn to house Ann Romney’s horse was built by construction workers with families to support, with materials trucked by drivers with families to support, from factories with workers with families to support.

Ann Romney’s horse has done more to put Americans to work than that horse’s ass in the White House!

But then Econ 101 was never Obama’s strong suit, having spent his political formative years as a Saul “I-dedicated-my-book-to-Satan” Alinsky community organizer class-warfarer….

H/t FOTM’s beloved Joan