A growing number of parents and taxpayers organized as Frisco United are up in arms over the historic property tax rate increase currently before voters.
While Frisco ISD’s top administrator claims the district’s budget has been “cut to the bone,” public data shows that’s anything but true, with full-time teachers making up less than a third of FISD’s total staff. When all funds are included, FISD also spends more per student than any other district in the region.
The Frisco United PAC – a grassroots organization funded by parents and taxpayers – recently published a video detailing FISD’s “excessive compensation” packages and “top heavy” nature. Their slogan reads, “Our teachers deserve better.” According to their video, district administrators have been saying “Yes” to themselves and “No” to teachers for “far too long.”
Frisco United is urging their neighbors to vote “NO” on the proposed 13 cent tax rate increase, the largest ever attempted by FISD. In addition to massive appraisal spikes felt across Collin County, Frisco residents are already facing skyrocketing property tax bills unless city, county, and school officials reduce tax rates.
FISD is proposing the opposite.
Find out more by clicking over to Frisco United or read more from Empower Texans Ron Kecseg here.
J Christian Adams, former DOJ Attorney and friend of The Wells Report stopped by to talk about Hillary Clinton and the breakdown of the Department of Justice. He says, “The erosion of civil society in the constitutional order is not something that can be easily rewound.” Check out his conversation with Jon-David below:
The Kaufman County Tea Party Fall 2016 Fundraiser and Silent Auction
Featuring J. Christian Adams as the keynote speaker
A 76-year-old veteran committed suicide on Sunday in the parking lot of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Long Island, where he had been a patient, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
Peter A. Kaisen, of Islip, was pronounced dead after he shot himself outside Building 92, the nursing home at the medical center.
The hospital is part of the Veterans Affairs medical system, the nation’s largest integrated health care organization, which has been under scrutiny since 2014, when the department confirmed that numerous patients had died awaiting treatment at a V.A. hospital in Phoenix. Officials there had tried to cover up long waiting times for 1,700 veterans seeking medical care. A study released by the Government Accountability Office in April indicated that the system had yet to fix its scheduling problems.
Why Mr. Kaisen decided to end his life was not immediately known, but two people connected to the hospital who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss his death said that he had been frustrated that he was unable to see an emergency-room physician for reasons related to his mental health.
Former United States Secretary of Defense William Perry. He is an expert in U.S. foreign policy, national security and arms control. In 2013 he founded a non-profit effort to educate the public on the current dangers of nuclear weapons.
Click here to read the story that Jon-David calls, “A well considered update of post-Clinton Administration nuclear proliferation”.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early on Wednesday, leaving buildings in ruins and areas without power near the epicentre Rieti.
At least three people were killed in the quake, which sent residents fleeing their homes and running into the streets. A family of four were also trapped under the rubble and showing no signs of life.
The shallow quake, estimated to have struck after 3:30am at a depth of 6 miles, was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic centre felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre put the magnitude at 6.1. The US Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.2, with the epicenter at Norcia, about 105 miles northwest of Rome.
The mayor of Amatrice near Rieti, Sergio Perozzi, told state-run RAI Radio 1 that there were downed buildings in the town centre and that the lights had gone out. He said he was unable to get in touch with emergency responders or reach the hospital.
“What can I tell you? It’s a tragedy,” he said. “Half the town is gone. There are people under the rubble… There’s been a landslide and a bridge might collapse.” Read more from The Telegraph.
Donald Trump is taking his frustration with the media to the American people.
On Monday, the Republican nominee solicited his supporters to take a “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey” so he can “have my own poll that shows that the American people disagree with the dishonest media!”
The survey was sent out Monday morning to supporters in an email that began: “We’re not just fighting against Hillary Clinton … We are running against the very dishonest and totally biased media! It’s time to hold the media accountable for trying to rig this election against us.”
The 30-question survey solicits views of specific broadcast outlets and also focuses on Hillary Clinton and other campaign issues.
—It’s no secret that CNN and pretty much the entire American media, save Fox News, is sold out for Hillary Clinton.
Witness CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the man who called Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort a liar and debated Rudy Giuliani for 32 break-less minutes on the ridiculous liberal interpretation of Trump’s Second Amendment statement, wax eloquent during a 2014 segment during which he and another host were discussing Clinton’s potential entry into the race.
“It’s a problem because she’s doing what they call in politics “freezing pockets,” because the donors are giving her money thinking she’s going to run, that means they’re not going to have available money for other candidates if she doesn’t.” Cuomo said. “And I don’t think she’s going to give it to them. We couldn’t help her any more than we have, she’s got just a free ride so far from the media, we’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign, so it had better happen. Read more about Chris Cuomo’s comments from CNN here.
—Tech Companies Apple, Twitter, Google and Instagram collude to defeat Trump by Liz Crokin:
My dad always told me that conservative candidates have to work twice as hard as their liberal opponents to win elections because they’re fighting two opponents: the Democratic Party and the media.
The usual suspects from left-leaning major media outlets like The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN and even entertainment networks are doing everything in their power to ensure a Clinton victory. Look no further than to Wolf Blitzer mincingaround and drinking wine at the Democratic convention, celebrating Hillary’s nomination. But the propaganda skewing this election runs much deeper than just the media: our iPhones, iPads, social media networks, Google and even video games are all in the tank for Hillary Clinton—and it’s chilling. Read more from Liz Crokin here.
Borders are in the news as never before. After millions of young, Muslim, and mostly male refugees flooded into the European Union last year from the war-torn Middle East, a popular revolt arose against the so-called Schengen Area agreements, which give free rights of movement within Europe. The concurrent suspension of most E.U. external controls on immigration and asylum rendered the open-borders pact suddenly unworkable. The European masses are not racists, but they now apparently wish to accept Middle Eastern immigrants only to the degree that these newcomers arrive legally and promise to become European in values and outlook—protocols that the E.U. essentially discarded decades ago as intolerant. Europeans are relearning that the continent’s external borders mark off very different approaches to culture and society from what prevails in North Africa or the Middle East.
A similar crisis plays out in the United States, where President Barack Obama has renounced his former opposition to open borders and executive-order amnesties. Since 2012, the U.S. has basically ceased policing its southern border. The populist pushback against the opening of the border with Mexico gave rise to the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump—predicated on the candidate’s promise to build an impenetrable border wall—much as the flood of migrants into Germany fueled opposition to Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Driving the growing populist outrage in Europe and North America is the ongoing elite push for a borderless world. Among elites, borderlessness has taken its place among the politically correct positions of our age—and, as with other such ideas, it has shaped the language we use. The descriptive term “illegal alien” has given way to the nebulous “unlawful immigrant.” This, in turn, has given way to “undocumented immigrant,” “immigrant,” or the entirely neutral “migrant”—a noun that obscures whether the individual in question is entering or leaving. Such linguistic gymnastics are unfortunately necessary. Since an enforceable southern border no longer exists, there can be no immigration law to break in the first place.
Today’s open-borders agenda has its roots not only in economic factors—the need for low-wage workers who will do the work that native-born Americans or Europeans supposedly will not—but also in several decades of intellectual ferment, in which Western academics have created a trendy field of “borders discourse.” What we might call post-borderism argues that boundaries even between distinct nations are mere artificial constructs, methods of marginalization designed by those in power, mostly to stigmatize and oppress the “other”—usually the poorer and less Western—who arbitrarily ended up on the wrong side of the divide. “Where borders are drawn, power is exercised,” as one European scholar put it.