Indoctrination and Data Mining in Common Core Curriculum: Here's Why American Schools May Be in More Trouble Than You Think - TheBlaze has been at the forefront in uncovering the disturbing details of the nationalized curriculum standard known as Common Core. One of the most troubling aspects of this federal program is that government bureaucrats are currently mining sensitive and highly personal information on children through Common Core’s tracking system. The data will then reportedly be sold by the government to outside sources for profit. To discuss Common Core’s practice of data mining, Glenn Beck hosted an array of guests on TheBlaze TV Wednesday, including documentarian Andrew Marcus, columnist Kyle Olson; Kris Nielsen, author of “Children of the Core”; Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project; and lawmakers T.W. Shannon, Michael Caldwell and Clarence Mingo III. According to the conservative think tank American Principles Project, Common Core’s technological project is “merely one part of a much broader plan by the federal government to track individuals from birth through their participation in the workforce.” As columnist and author Michelle Malkin has pointed out, the 2009 stimulus package included a “State Fiscal Stabilization Fund” to provide states incentives to construct “longitudinal data systems (LDS) to collect data on public-school students.” In other words, an aggregation system to mind personal data on children including information about their health, family income, religious affiliation and homework. Read more, See Video........... **For More Information on Common Core Curriculum, see videos on right column on this web site.
(2) Virginia: Pro-Gun Legislation Receives Governor McDonnell's Signature - NRA-ILA - The following pro-gun bills were signed into law by Governor Bob McDonnell (R) and will go into effect on July 1, 2013:
A House substitute to Senate Bill 1335, patroned by state Senator Mark D. Obenshain (R-26), passed in the Senate by a 32-8 vote after its approval in the House of Delegates by 76-23 vote. The House substitute to S.B. 1335 protects the confidentiality of all concealed handgun permit (CHP) holders in Virginia. S.B. 1335 was signed into law on March 20.
Senate Bill 1363, patroned by state Senator Jill H. Vogel (R-27), and House Bill 2317, patroned by Delegate Rich Anderson (R-51), are companion bills that provide that residency for members of the Armed Forces shall include both the member’s permanent duty post and the nearby state in which the military personnel resides for the purposes of firearms purchases. Drafted by the NRA, S.B. 1363 and H.B. 2317 passed unanimously in the state Senate and House of Delegates. S.B. 1363 was signed into law on March 20 and H.B. 2317 was signed into law on March 16. Read more..........
(3) Virginia is Now Officially a Voter-Photo ID State - The Blaze - It’s official: All Virginia voters will be required next year to show photo identification when they go to vote.
Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a bill Tuesday that his fellow Republicans said was a safeguard against voter fraud.
The measure eliminates “all forms of identification that do not contain a photograph of the voter from [a provided] list of forms of identification any one of which a voter must present in order to be allowed to vote,” a summary of the bill reads.
“The bill does not affect the right of a voter who does not present one of the required forms of identification to cast a provisional ballot,” it adds.
Democrats bitterly denounced the legislation as a Jim Crow-era tactic to suppress the votes of the elderly, minorities, and the underprivileged.
McDonnell signed the legislation “with the recognition that almost all citizens already have acceptable forms of photo ID that would allow them to vote and a majority of voters support this policy,” he said in a statement.
The legislation provides for a free valid ID with the bearer’s photo to any registered voter who lacks one. Read more..........
(4) Sebelius Admits: Yes, Obamacare is Raising Insurance Costs - Human Events - A watershed moment in the ongoing disaster of ObamaCare, as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finally admits that health insurance premiums are rising because of the President’s health insurance takeover, per the Wall Street Journal:
Ms. Sebelius’s remarks come weeks before insurers are expected to begin releasing rates for plans that start on Jan. 1, 2014, when key provisions of the health law kick in. Premiums have been a sensitive subject for the Obama administration, which is counting on elements in the health law designed to increase competition among insurers to keep rates in check. The administration has pointed to subsidies that will be available for many lower-income Americans to help them with the cost of coverage.
The secretary’s remarks are among the first direct statements from federal officials that people who have skimpy health plans right now could face higher premiums for plans that are more generous. She noted that the law requires plans to provide better benefits and treat all customers equally regardless of their medical claims. Read more.........
(5) Study Estimates Obamacare Could Raise Individual Claims Costs 32 Percent - Washington Guardian - One of the nation's premier experts in numbers has a tough diagnosis for President Barack Obama's health care law.
In a report that could prove a big political headache for the administration, the Society of Actuaries estimated Tuesday that insurers will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for claims on individual health policies under the Affordable Care Act, a cost likely to be passed on to consumers.
While some areas will see declines in medical claims costs, the report predicts the majority of states will see double-digit increases in their individual health insurance markets, where people purchase coverage directly from insurers rather than get coverage from employers.
By 2017, the estimated increase would be 62 percent for California, about 80 percent in Ohio and Wisconsin, more than 20 percent for Florida and 67 percent for Maryland. Much of the reason for the higher claims costs is that sicker people are expected to join the pool, the report said. Read more........
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(1) Millions to be Priced Out of Obamacare - Newsmax........ Article contributed by Steve Peters
(2) Electronic Health Records: Doctors Want to Keep Patients Out - Everyday Health.......