Pirate's Cove http://www.thepiratescove.us If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:36:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Washington Post Very Concerned Over Child Suspended For A Year http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/28/washington-post-very-concerned-over-child-suspended-for-a-year/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/28/washington-post-very-concerned-over-child-suspended-for-a-year/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:36:22 +0000 school possessing a single leaf resulted the school system’s policies and actions the real question noting policy prohibits imitation drugs the parents undergo a substance abuse evaluation “but roanoke an assistant principal couldn’t bedford county figure single leaf fingers pop tarts http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=38981 Your first thought was probably “finally, a newspaper that is concerned about all the idiotic suspensions for kids who do something like make a pop tart gun or makes a gun with their fingers or something”. Nope. Here’s the Editorial Board

The weed that wasn’t

THE NEWS is full of instances in which deficits in common sense produce bad outcomes. But rarely is the deficit so clear, or the outcome so wretched, as in the case of a sixth-grade boy in Bedford County, Va., who received a year-long suspension from school for possessing a single leaf of marijuana — which, on closer inspection, turned out not to be marijuana at all.

The pupil, who is 11, was enrolled in a gifted-and-talented program not far from Roanoke when an assistant principal found the leaf in his backpack in September. Leave aside the possibility — hardly remote in middle school — that the leaf may have been planted as a prank, which the boy’s parents suspect is the case; the leaf was not in dried, smokable form, and there is no suggestion that the boy smoked, sold or purchased this particular leaf — or any other.

The boy was suspended for a year and charged in juvenile court with possession. Then, whoops, they realized that it wasn’t even marijuana. But, the school did not back down, noting that policy prohibits imitation drugs. The parents, both teachers (who would probably freak out if a kid made “bang bang” sounds) sued the school and the sheriff’s department. The school ordered the child to undergo a substance abuse evaluation.

“But by then,” wrote Dan Casey, who broke the story in the Roanoke Times, “the boy had other problems.” His parents says he now suffers from depression and panic attacks and fears being in public. Hardly surprising if you remember that this is an 11-year-old.

He was finally allowed to return to school, but a different one, and is on super-secret double probation, meaning, one slip up, and he’s out.

Whatever damage that single leaf could have done, even if it had been marijuana, cannot possibly compare to the harm that has resulted from the school system’s policies and actions. The real question is: Why couldn’t anyone in Bedford County figure that out?

This begs the question: why hasn’t the Washington Post EB stood up for all the kids treated in the same manner when it comes to fake guns, made with fingers, pop tarts, cookies, as well as water pistols?

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/28/if-all-you-see-1443/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/28/if-all-you-see-1443/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:00:02 +0000 is a climate change created desert meeting the flooded land lady liberty 1885 an politicking a warmist the blog a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=38979 …is a climate change created desert meeting the flooded land, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Lady Liberty 1885, with a post on an NC bill which would stop politicking in schools

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Six Flags Great Adventure To Cut Down 18k Trees For Solar Panels http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/28/six-flags-great-adventure-to-cut-down-18k-trees-for-solar-panels/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/28/six-flags-great-adventure-to-cut-down-18k-trees-for-solar-panels/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:00:53 +0000 twitter com nbcnewyork status 581494920227241985 a theme park plans jersey six flags great adventure the park and visiting the park fossil fuels vehicles growing cut the park fossil fuels usage meeting the park the largest solar farm http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=38985 Sadly, this is serious

A theme park plans to cut down more than 18,000 trees for the construction of what it says will be the largest solar farm in New Jersey.

Six Flags Great Adventure says the facility will generate 21.9 megawatts, or enough to power about 3,100 homes, and capable of meeting all of the park’s needs.

This is modern “environmentalism”. They say it will cut down on the park’s fossil fuels usage. Do they realize that 99.99% of the people working at the park and visiting the park come in fossil fuels vehicles? Growing up at the Jersey Shore, I’ve done that myself many times. It was about a 25 minute drive. But, hey, they’re (supposedly) going to plant 25,000 trees over the next 7 years.

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Crazy Democrat Worries About Racism …. Of Colleagues 18 Month Old Son http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/28/crazy-democrat-worries-about-racism-of-colleagues-18-month-old-son/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/28/crazy-democrat-worries-about-racism-of-colleagues-18-month-old-son/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:57:26 +0000 comments colleague’s son displaying racist behavior “he looked emerged showing indiana state rep vanessa summers d indianapolis gop rep jud mcmillin’s young son s meanwhile https twitter com repubprincess__ status 581321820902694912 https republican colleague’s 18 month old son strangers lawmakers heard gasping and groaning the state’s controversial “religious freedom bill ” while making dad’s shoulder ” he reacted http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=38977 You know all those times that you saw someone else’s child, and smiled at them, and they shyly hid away? Yeah, that’s racism

(The Blaze) Audio and video has emerged showing Indiana state Rep. Vanessa Summers (D-Indianapolis) going after one of her Republican colleague’s 18-month-old son in attempt to make a point about prejudice during a recent House floor debate over the state’s controversial “religious freedom bill.”

While making her case against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act earlier this week, Summers said of GOP Rep. Jud McMillin’s young son, “I love his little son, but he’s scared of me because of my color — and that’s horrible.”

Or, it could be that your an overbearing nutjob. But, mostly because kids are often shy around strangers

Lawmakers could be heard gasping and groaning at the comment.

“It’s true,” Summers said defiantly. “And that’s something we are going to work on. … I asked him please, ‘Introduce your child to some people of color so he won’t live his life as a prejudice person.’ I would like for you all to not vote for this bill.”

Maybe the child could smell the stench of political corruption and insanity.

Even after the hearing, Summers stood by her comments about her colleague’s son displaying racist behavior.

“He looked at me like I was a monster and turned around and cried. And I told him you need to introduce your child to some people that are dark-skinned so he will not be scared,” she told the Indy Star.

Someone needs to get over herself. The fact that she used a colleagues child in her diatribe shows that she’s a vicious person.

McMillan, who is white, rushed in to defend his son from the “unfortunate” comments, saying, “if he reacted the same way he reacts with anybody brand new, he buries his head in his dad’s shoulder.”

He reacted like so many kids? The hell you say! Should McMillan even have to “defend” an 18 month old child? Of course not. But, Democrats have no problem going after kids if it benefits them politically. The racism is in Summer’s head, not the child’s.

Meanwhile

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Millions Will Switch Off Their Lights For Earth Hour, Then Go Right Back To Their Big Electricty Ways http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/28/millions-will-switch-off-their-lights-for-earth-hour-then-go-right-back-to-their-big-electricty-ways/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/28/millions-will-switch-off-their-lights-for-earth-hour-then-go-right-back-to-their-big-electricty-ways/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:37:33 +0000 someplace zealand earth hour cancelled organisers off then have celebrate progressive human achivement hour reject regressive earth hour the technology liberated eat the 1930s 1950s the competitive enterprise institute invites hypocritical ways earth hour darkness earth hour dark earth hour and sustainability advisor michelle elborn “in addition http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=38970 The Cult Of Climastrology continues its hypocritical ways

Earth hour: millions will switch off lights around the world for climate action

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has said hundreds of millions of Earth hour participants around the world will demand a strong global climate agreement by switching off their lights for an hour on Saturday night.

Many of the world’s brightest lights will go dark at 8:30pm (GMT) as Earth hour marks its ninth year. In a video address, Ban said the symbolic switching-off held more significance than ever, just nine months before a pivotal UN meeting on the climate crisis in Paris.

“Climate change is a people problem. People cause climate change and people suffer from climate change. People can also solve climate change. This December in Paris, the United Nations is bringing nations together to agree a new, universal and meaningful climate agreement. It will be the culmination of a year of action on sustainable development,” said Ban.

So, what we have is hundreds of millions of CoC members going about their regular lives for 8764 hours a year, then turning their lights off (supposedly) for a meager one hour, all to spread awareness of an issue which they themselves will not take action within their own lives. Go figure.

Organisers said this year’s demonstration would be the biggest yet. Sudhanshu Sarronwala, chair of Earth Hour global said: “Climate change is not just the issue of the hour, it’s the issue of our generation. The lights may go out for one hour, but the actions of millions throughout the year will inspire the solutions required to change climate change.”

Said solutions involve forcing Other People to comply with the political belief sets of the CoC, but never for themselves. BTW, can Sarronwala let us know what the correct temperature for the Earth is?

More fun headlines

And there are plenty more like that, headlines that ironically highlight what the CoC will cause: blackouts, brownouts, forced turning off of lights, people unable to afford to keep the lights on thanks to the (political) prescriptions for “fixing” climate change. Then there’s this, from someplace in New Zealand

Earth Hour cancelled

Organisers of Earth Hour have cancelled the event due to a rainy forecast.

The glum weekend forecast was due to be held on Sunday after being postponed from tonight but the decision to cancel the event altogether was made last night.

“In line with ensuring we were delivering a sustainable event we had to consider the risk of food vendors organising food that could have gone to waste if rain occurs and participation was low,” says sustainability advisor Michelle Elborn.

“In addition we have considered the safety of the stage and equipment. This was not a light decision and all the organisers are disappointed, in-particular to not be screening the Enspire youth video finalists.”

So, Warmists are afraid of a little rain? And were apparently going to use electricity for their events, rather than switching everything off?

Then we have

Celebrate Progressive Human Achivement Hour, Reject Regressive Earth Hour

The technology liberated by fossil fuels allows us to live a longer and better life. You can now have fresh vegetables from all over the planet and not having to live off canned vegetables that I had to eat back in the 1930s – 1950s.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute invites you to celebrate “Human Achievement Hour” by turning on your lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. TODAY, March 28. This celebration of human progress and advancement is an alternative to “Earth Hour,” the annual event calling on people and business to turn off their lights for an hour as a symbolic gesture against climate change.

In contrast, Earth Hour wants you to live like the people in the 17th century — dying young, starving, working yourself to death with manual labor, etc.

Personally, I do not support turning on all lights, it is wasteful. I’ll just have my normal lights on, reflecting on the fact that I can walk over to a switch and flick it when needed, and lights come on. I’ll celebrate a modern lifestyle, while Warmists can celebrate in the manner so many people in many parts of the world live, electricity free. Though Warmists will go back to their big electricity lives at 9:31pm, and go another 8764 hours with their big carbon footprint lives.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Earth Hour: Do Nothing And Feel Good About It http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/27/earth-hour-do-nothing-and-feel-good-about-it/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/27/earth-hour-do-nothing-and-feel-good-about-it/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:15:12 +0000 grist earth hour earth hour literally entire hour it’s time katie herzog hour cult driving a fossil fueled vehicle 8764 hours massive carbon footprints http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=38974 Alas, that’s not me writing it, but, rather, Katie Herzog at Grist

Earth Hour: Do almost nothing and feel great about it

It’s that time of year again: On Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. local time, each and every one of us are called upon to do our part, to sacrifice for the planet, to raise awareness about climate change by turning off our lights for ONE ENTIRE HOUR. It’s time … for EARTH HOUR.

Literally doing virtually nothing, just like the other 8764 hours. It’s just that for this one hour, Cult Of Climastrology members can feel good, instead of their daily angst about their massive carbon footprints, driving a fossil fueled vehicle, the failure of government to force Other People to comply.

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Mississippi Dems Find Creative Way To Complain About School Vouchers For Special Needs Kids http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/27/mississippi-dems-find-creative-way-to-complain-about-school-vouchers-for-special-needs-kids/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/27/mississippi-dems-find-creative-way-to-complain-about-school-vouchers-for-special-needs-kids/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:54:00 +0000 mississippi state rep jeramey anderson education spokesperson patrice guilfoyle dip a public fund ” the national education association which expected sign it mississippi department parents special needs kids mississippi kids mississippi taxpayer dollars subsidizing religious practice and instruction http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=38972 Mississippi is looking to help out kids with special needs

(Fox News) Parents with special-needs kids in Mississippi could soon use taxpayer dollars to send them to faith-based schools, under a new bill approved by the state Legislature on Thursday.

The legislation would allow parents with disabled children to take them out of public school and put them into a religious academic institution, with the help of government vouchers. The bill, which already passed the House, cleared the Senate on Thursday and now heads to Gov. Phil Bryant — who is expected to sign it.

Mississippi Department of Education spokesperson Patrice Guilfoyle said there are more than 66,000 students identified with disabilities in Mississippi, ranging from ages 3-21, as of November 2014.

The bill provides vouchers worth about $6,000 for 500 students per year,for five years. The graduation rate for special-needs students in the state is about 23 percent — compared with nearly 75 percent for students without special needs.

Who could possibly be against giving special needs kids a chance in a learning environment that would benefit them greatly?

Critics, however, say Senate Bill 2695 — The Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act — is unconstitutional because it conflicts with the separation between church and state.

“I personally don’t think it’s constitutional,” said Mississippi state Rep. Jeramey Anderson, a Democrat. “You’re taking public money and putting it into the hands of citizens. You’re really allowing private schools to dip into a public fund.”

The National Education Association –which is the largest labor union in the country with nearly 3,000,000 members– is against school voucher programs because they “tend to be a means of circumventing the Constitutional prohibitions against subsidizing religious practice and instruction,” according to their website.

How cute. A bunch of mularky, but cute. Liberals will invent any excuse to keep the power within their liberal education system, even to the detriment of children.

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If All You See… http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/27/if-all-you-see-1442/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/27/if-all-you-see-1442/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:31 +0000 speech decency perfect a giant solar farm raised hoecakes is a wonderful field a warmist the blog the death a post the day http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=38968 …is a wonderful field that would be perfect for a giant solar farm, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Raised On Hoecakes, with a post on the death of free speech, decency, and common sense.

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“Climate Change” Is Totally Immoral, Says Head Of US Episcopal Church http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/27/climate-change-is-totally-immoral-says-head-of-us-episcopal-church/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/27/climate-change-is-totally-immoral-says-head-of-us-episcopal-church/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:16:20 +0000 context jefferts schori attached moral implications knowledge katharine jefferts schori bishop jefferts schori twitter com emorwee status 580412117980979201 lying people https twitter com junkscience status 580410873237372930 https lying uk guardian the highest ranking woman the episcopal church and a “blind” and immoral position http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=38950 Here we go again (via Twitchy)

Lying to people about “climate change” is against the 10 Commandments: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour”. This goes to Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things that the LORD strongly dislikes, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

The Bible says quite a bit more about lying.

(UK Guardian The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a “blind” and immoral position which rejects God’s gift of knowledge.

Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.

“It is in that sense much like the civil rights movement in this country where we are attending to the rights of all people and the rights of the earth to continue to be a flourishing place,” Bishop Jefferts Schori said in an interview with the Guardian. “It is certainly a moral issue in terms of the impacts on the poorest and most vulnerable around the world already.”

In the same context, Jefferts Schori attached moral implications to climate denial, suggesting those who reject the underlying science of climate change were turning their backs on God’s gift of knowledge.)

Perhaps she should spend more time teaching the Bible, rather than politics. And, you know I despise religion getting suckered in to the “climate change” movement, forgoing their actual religion for the Cult of Climastrology. There are actually several posts that I’ve never gotten around to posting in the hopper.

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U.S. Caves To Iran On Nuclear Demands http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/27/u-s-caves-to-iran-on-nuclear-demands/ http://www.thepiratescove.us/2015/03/27/u-s-caves-to-iran-on-nuclear-demands/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:16:46 +0000 lasting robust and verifiable iranian nuclear program continue running nuclear centrifuges restrictions nuclear related work and suspected housing illicit activities this fortified underground bunker french president francois hollande range nuclear activities giving iranian demands http://www.thepiratescove.us/?p=38966 Surprise?

(Washington Free Beacon) The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration’s position in the negotiations.

U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran.

Until recently, the Obama administration had maintained that it would guarantee oversight on Tehran’s program well into the future, and that it would take the necessary steps to ensure that oversight would be effective. The issue has now emerged as a key sticking point in the talks.

Concern from sources familiar with U.S. concessions in the talks comes amid reports that Iran could be permitted to continue running nuclear centrifuges at an underground site once suspected of housing illicit activities.

This is what we end up with (though the AP would later scrub the nuclear part)

(AP) The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.

The trade-off would allow Iran to run several hundred of the devices at its Fordo facility, although the Iranians would not be allowed to do work that could lead to an atomic bomb and the site would be subject to international inspections, according to Western officials familiar with details of negotiations now underway. In return, Iran would be required to scale back the number of centrifuges it runs at its Natanz facility and accept other restrictions on nuclear-related work.

And we all know that Iran has been oh so trustworthy, and we can trust them to stick to the terms of the agreement, right? Here’s where this horror show of terrible foreign policy, designed to say “we got a deal!!!!!” no matter what it is, takes a strange turn

(Reuters) In a rare direct exchange between Paris and Tehran, French President Francois Hollande said Iran had a right to civilian nuclear power but insisted on a “lasting, robust and verifiable Iranian nuclear program that guarantees Iran will not get an atomic weapon”, a statement from the French presidency said.

Last week officials close to the negotiations said France was demanding more stringent conditions than its Western allies for any future agreement.

It’s rather sad that France seems to recognize the threat, and is demanding tougher terms, than the U.S., eh?

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