Friday, March 29, 2013

Chris Dumler - #4458 - VIDEO: Chris Dumler Hearing on Removal Petition Scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 9:00 a.m., Albemarle County Courthouse- NBC29 News (2) Common Core Curriculum: Eye-Trackers, Wrist Bands, Posture Seats, Mood Meter? A Close Look at the Tech Proposed to Track Your Kids in Schools - The Blaze, Plus Research on Common Core-Michelle Malkin(3) Virginia Transportation Bill HB2313 - Call Your Legislators to Vote No on Substitute (4) 7 Questions and Answers: The Supreme Court and Gay Marriage - Baptist Press

NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather CHRIS DUMLER Hearing on Removal Petition Before Judge Cheryl Higgins scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 9:00 a.m., Albemarle County Courthouse, Charlottesville, Va. A special prosecutor will be called in on the case to remove an Albemarle County supervisor from power. In January, Chris Dumler pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery. Under Virginia law, members of a board of supervisors who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime don't necessarily have to step down. Despite a wave of calls for his resignation, Dumler says he will not resign. A petition to remove Dumler from office has been filed in circuit court. It alleges questionable behavior following the supervisor's conviction. Lynchburg's commonwealth's attorney will represent those behind the petition. The order has been filed to bring in a special prosecutor since Albemarle County's commonwealth's attorney has an obvious conflict of interest in the case. Earl Smith organized the petition following Dumler's guilty plea. He needed to collect 372 signatures, which is 10 percent of the number of voters in the election for Dumler's seat. He finished with 584 signatures. "I am sad for that one selfish person because they lack the moral fiber needed to fulfill the promises to the people and regain what was lost due to their selfish actions," said Smith. Smith delivered the signed petition to the clerk's office Tuesday morning, in order for the judge to verify the signatures. Dumler has been served with the petition and is scheduled to appear in court on April 2 to tell the judge why he should not be removed from office. Dumler refuses to step down, saying his personal life has not affected his job performance as an elected official Wednesday night at the Board of Supervisors meeting, NBC29 did ask Dumler if he had any response to the petition. He said he was waiting to get an attorney before saying anything publicly.


Common Core Curriculum - Eye-Trackers, Wrist Bands, Posture Seats, Mood Meter? A Close Look at the Tech Proposed to Track Your Kids in Schools - As part of the government’s initiative to institute Common Core standards for education, so comes a system that would mine information about students to establish best practices for effective teaching. But some think the technology that would conduct the mining crosses a line. Glenn Beck spoke of the “indoctrination” of the Common Core and data mining that goes along with it on his Wednesday evening show on TheBlaze TV. A look into the technology that would mine this personal information — like MRI scans and other sensors — and how it might be used has him and others concerned.In the draft “Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century” report released in February by the Department of Education is a section detailing how to measure such qualities in a student through Behavioral Task Performance. “Behavioral task performance measures are the broad set of methods used to capture behaviors consistent with perseverance or lack thereof—and in many cases, associated emotional experiences, physical movements or facial expressions, physiological responses, and thoughts— that students do in response to a particular challenge,” the report states. It goes on to say that laboratory experiments have long been useful in gaining information about behavioral task performance, but “new technological opportunities offer potential for new methods and approaches.”  Read more........

Related Research by Michelle Malkin - Direct Links
(1) Time to Opt Out of Creepy Fed Ed Date-Mning Racket.....
(2) Attention Parents: Common Core Opt-Out Form Now Available.....
(3) Rotten to the Core: The Feds Invasive Student Tracking Data Base.....
(4) Rotten to the Core, Part III, Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt.....
(5) Rotten to the Core: Reader Feedback from the Frontlines.....
(6) Rotten to the Core: Part II, Readin', Writin' and Deconstructionism.....
(7) Rotten to the Core: Obama's War on Academic Standards (Part 1).....

CALL YOUR STATE LEGISLATOR TO VOTE 'NO' BEFORE NEXT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013.
(3) Virginia Transportation Bill - HB2313 - Vote No - Call Your Legislators - Let your Legislators know how angry you are about this huge, unnecessary, tax hike! Tell them this is their last chance to show you that they made a mistake; that they are not a Big Tax and  Spender In the 'Reconvened Session' next Wednesday, April 3, the General Assembly will vote on the Governor's substitute bill for HB2313, the monster 6 Billion dollar tax hike, which is disguised as a transportation bill. The biggest tax increase in Virginia history and only 3.5 Billion is for transportation. Please Call your Delegate and Senator and demand a NO vote on this substitute. The original bill will remain and most of it can then be challenged in court. This is the best option there is to kill this Monster. Here are the original Votes. If your legislator voted against the bill, please thank him and ask for his assurance he will vote NO again next Wednesday. floor: 02/22/13 House: VOTE: ADOPTION (60-Y 40-N) YEAS--Albo, BaCote, Brink, Bulova, Cosgrove, Cox, M.K., Dance, Dudenhefer, Edmunds, Filler-Corn, Greason, Head, Helsel, Herring, Hester, Hodges, Hope, Iaquinto, Ingram, James, Jones, Keam, Kilgore, Knight, Kory, Krupicka, LeMunyon, Lewis, Lopez, Loupassi, Marshall, D.W., May, McClellan, McQuinn, Merricks, Minchew, Morris, O'Bannon, Orrock, Plum, Poindexter, Purkey, Putney, Rust, Scott, E.T., Scott, J.M., Sherwood, Sickles, Spruill, Stolle, Torian, Toscano, Tyler, Villanueva, Ware, O., Watson, Watts, Yancey, Yost, Mr. Speaker--60. NAYS--Anderson, Bell, Richard P., Bell, Robert B., Byron, Carr, Cline, Cole, Comstock, Cox, J.A., Crockett-Stark, Fariss, Farrell, Garrett, Gilbert, Habeeb, Howell, A.T., Hugo, Joannou, Johnson, Landes, Lingamfelter, Marshall, R.G., Massie, Miller, Morefield, Morrissey, O'Quinn, Peace, Pogge, Ramadan, Ransone, Robinson, Rush, Surovell, Tata, Ward, Ware, R.L., Webert, Wilt, Wright--40.
DIRECT LINK: VIRGINIA HOUSE CONTACT INFORMATION........
Senate Vote: 
YEAS--Alexander, Barker, Blevins, Carrico, Colgan, Deeds, Edwards, Favola, Herring, Howell, Locke, Lucas, Marsden, McEachin, McWaters, Miller, Norment, Northam, Puckett, Puller, Ruff, Saslaw, Stosch, Wagner, Watkins--25. NAYS--Black, Ebbin, Garrett, Hanger, Marsh, Martin, McDougle, Newman, Obenshain, Petersen, Reeves, Smith, Stanley, Stuart, Vogel--15.
DIRECT LINK: SENATE CONTACT INFORMATION.....


7 Questions and Answers: The Supreme Court and Gay Marriage - Baptist Press What issues were the justices deciding? The constitutionality of two laws: the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8. Passed and signed into law in 1996, DOMA has two main sections: 1) It gives states the option of not recognizing gay marriages from other states and 2) it defines marriage for federal purposes and federal benefits as being between a man and a woman. Only the second section of DOMA was in front of the court. But even though the court did not deal with the DOMA section that affirms states' rights, it nevertheless could get to that issue with the Prop 8 case. Prop 8 is a constitutional amendment, adopted by California voters in 2008, that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. California is one of 30 states that define marriage within the state constitution in the traditional sense. Another 11 states define it that way via statute. Nine states recognize gay marriage. Read more.......

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