Since Biden, Uvalde Children Face Higher Crime Rates

City Plagued by Illegal Immigrants

Children in Uvalde, Texas live in a community where a crime occurs every 11 hours 38 minutes on average.

On Tuesday, May 24,2022, the city experienced one of the most horrific crime events in Texas history. After executing his grandmother in her home that morning, Salvador Ramos, a troubled 18-year-old Uvalde High senior, sped to the nearby Ross Elementary School and shot multiple terrified students and adults with a handgun gun and rifle. By the end of mid-day, Ramos was killed by a Border Patrol officer (who chose not to wait for backup help), leaving over 20 people dead.

ESCALATING WAVES OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin warned us last year that his small city was especially plagued with growing problems caused by escalating waves of immigrants crossing illegally from Mexico.

95% of American cities were listed as safer than Uvalde prior to the school tragedy.

🔹According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Uvalde is 4,249.1 per 100,000 people.

🔹That’s 81.12% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people.

🔹It is 57.87% higher than the Texas total crime rate of 2,691.5 per 100,000 people.

🔹In Uvalde you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime.

🔹Uvalde is safer than only 5% of the cities in the United States.

🔹Since Joe Biden has been in office, crime in Uvalde has increased by 12.4%.

During a press conference in the nearby border city of Del Rio last October, McLaughlin spoke about his city’s troubles. He was particularly concerned about children and family safety.

“We’ve had to put our schools on lockdown 48 times this year since Jan. 1, so this (2021-22) school year, every school has officers in it,” he revealed. “The school district went out and hired more police officers, and now they’re at every school.”

‘BIDEN ILLEGAL ALIEN CRISIS’

Crime rates have exploded up in border towns due to what locals call “The Biden Illegal Alien Crisis.”

🔹Crimes are up in Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Laredo, Eagle Pass and Del Rio.

🔹Cities not directly on the border, like San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Uvalde are experiencing similar crime surges.

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A San Antonio veteran police officer, who asked not to be identified, was upfront about the causes.

“Our Chief (William) McManus is owned by Democrat operatives,” he said. “It’s common knowledge he aids and abets illegal alien transports here. He was caught a few years back helping a tractor trailer full of them escape behind a Wal-Mart and is supposed to being investigated by the Attorney General, but we don’t hear much about that anymore.”

“We know it’s all due to Democrat immigration policies to defund police, ICE, Border Patrol and squelch our ability to serve and protect,” he continued. “It’s all bullcrap. F**ck Joe Biden.”

IMMIGRANT SURGE

Perhaps the Uvalde Mayor explained the key difference between border towns and inner cities best.

“Ours is not the same as y’all’s here in Del Rio,” McLaughlin said at the October meeting. “Ours is the ‘got-aways,’ the ‘get-aways,’ the people that are walking around cutting our ranchers’ fences.”

“They’re trashing houses. Our crime rate is up in Uvalde. I’m not saying 100 percent of it is from the migrants, but it’s up considerably,” the mayor added.

McLaughlin knows the increase in criminal activity in Uvalde is due, at least in great part, to the immigrant surge.

“I believe it, and so does my sheriff and the chief of police. We think at least part of it is the migrants coming through and trying to break into places,” McLaughlin said.

CAR BAILOUTS

A big surge has been experienced in “bailouts.”

“At first, our problem was high-speed chases, and we were having three or four of those every day. Now we’ve got the chases stopped, but they come into town, and we run the license plates or DPS runs the license plates, and they don’t match the car. Then they speed up for two blocks, and everybody in the car bails out, and you’ve got 10 or 12 people that were in the car now running through town,” he said.

“My concern is, what are we going to do to stop this? With the surge you all had here in September, we were wide open,” he said. “There wasn’t a Border Patrol agent to be found in Uvalde. They even shut the checkpoint down.”

McLaughlin noted challenging issues with immigrants “riding the rails” east after they cross the border illegally.

PEDOPHILES, RAPISTS, MURDERERS’

“We have the trains that we stop in Uvalde every day, and we’re getting anywhere from 10 to 50 (immigrants) a day. On some days, 100,” he explained. “And now we’re finding out that some of those people are pedophiles, rapists, murderers.”

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“They’re coming back on that train, and thankfully, Border Patrol is catching most of those people, but we really can’t get any information about what they’re doing with those people, where they’re taking them, and that’s concerns us,” the mayor said.

“We’re not against immigration, but there’s a right way to do it, and the way we’re doing it, the way this (Biden) administration is letting it take place, is wrong,” he noted.

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A Salute to Our Honorable Fighting Navy SEAL–Facts You Likely Don’t Know

Interesting Facts About Navy SEALs

🔹Petty Officer First Class Marcus Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL, chased four men through four counties while armed with two 9mm Berettas because they killed his dog, DASY. – Source

Luttrell was the sole survivor of a US Navy SEAL team ambush by Taliban fighters. He was saved by members of the Sabray tribe under the Nanawatai principle of the Pashtunwali code which requires a tribe to safeguard an individual against his enemies at all costs. – Source

🔹The original Navy SEAL Team 6 was formed after a failed Delta Force mission and was given its team number in order to confuse Soviet Intelligence as to how many teams there actually were (there were only 2 at that time). – Source

Bill Shepherd

🔹Bill Shepherd, first US Navy SEAL that became a NASA Astronaut and first commander of the ISS, was asked what he does best in his astronaut candidate interview. He answered: “Kill people with a knife.” – Source

🔹There was a Navy SEAL so elite that they created his own unit just for him. He kidnapped Admirals and infiltrated US military bases. His name was Richard Marcinko. – Source

Marcinko

🔹During the Vietnam war, Navy SEAL teams One and Two amassed a combined kill/death ratio of 200:1. – Source

🔹The brain of a Navy SEAL is trained to alter the way the amygdala processes fear. – Source

🔹Navy SEALs that killed Bin Laden got stealth series flashlights as a ‘thank you’ from the company. – Source

🔹The Navy SEALs who killed Bin Laden were the same team that rescued the American captain held hostage by Somalian pirates in 2009 – Source

🔹The runner up of the first ever Ironman was John Dubar, a US Navy SEAL. He was winning during the marathon until his support crew ran out of water and decided to give him beer instead – Source

🔹During the funeral of Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor, every Navy SEAL on the West Coast came to the funeral, took off their golden trident off of their own uniform and slapped it onto his wooden coffin covering the whole coffin in golden tridents. – Source

🔹The trident worn on the uniforms of Navy SEALs is officially designated as the “Special Warfare Insignia,” but is sometimes called the “Budweiser,” named in part for the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) course, the grueling twenty-five week special warfare school. The trident also has an uncanny resemblance to the Anheuser-Busch logo.

Navy SEAL Trident

🔹An aerospace engineer attached to the Navy SEALS was charged in federal court for building a plane from scratch to “more easily visit his wife”. – Source

🔹The Belgian Malinois is the preferred “war dog” of the Navy SEALs. They are highly trained special ops experts, even trained to operate a parachute, “jumping either in tandem with their handlers or solo, if the jump is into water.” – Source

🔹Chris Kyle, a sniper on the US Navy SEALs, eliminated so many enemies that Iraqi insurgents gave him the nickname “The Devil.” – Source

CHRIS KYLE

Navy SEALS make up less than 1% of all United States Navy personnel, but despite their small numbers they make a huge strategic impact on every operation of which they’re a part.

Because of the specialized training, SEALS can’t just do combat coming from the sea, but they’re trained in desert, urban and jungle conditions, and can handle explosives and jump from airplanes. They’re trained in every useful skill.

Though they’re trained in a variety of ways, Navy SEALS specialize in combat in surprise strikes from the sea as well as a secretive return to the sea. This allows them to strike and return clandestinely numerous times doing the most damage possible, and achieving aims that larger troops couldn’t manage without being noticed.

Navy SEAL Team 6

🔹For $10,000 former Navy SEALs promise to teach you what they have learned for a week and then, if your skills are up to par, “unleash you on the most exciting and terrifying 36-hours of your life.” – Source

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Redneck Wisdom for America First, Liberals Last

I ain’t a redneck ’cause I talk American real good.

You might be a Redneck if you take a load to the dump and bring back more than you took.

YOU MIGHT BE A LIBERAL

You might be a redneck if… you can recognize your friends by the sound of their mufflers.

You might be a redneck if your house doesn’t have curtains, but your truck does.

You might be a redneck if instead of buying your girlfriend candy and flowers, you spray paint her name on an overpass.

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Beto O’Rourke’s Political Grandstanding in Uvalde Backfired No Matter How Much Fake News Slants It

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick shared his take on Beto O’Rourke’s “political stunt” at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s press conference Wednesday following the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on “The Ingraham Angle.”

“I could never imagine that on this day when we were there to not only disseminate information and learn more, but were there to be with these families that he would pull such a political stunt,” Patrick said. “You know, I thought and I said in my comments after he finally left, that can’t we have just one day, one week, one month of us all coming together for these children that’s not a political stunt, not partisan politics?”

“Where’s our humanity? And what we found out is Beto O’Rourke was more interested in his political ambitions than he was about these families. And that’s what I think was really the tragedy of his behavior,” Patrick noted. “It showed he really didn’t care about these people and that’s what we were there for.”

During O’Rourke’s political stunt, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin yelled, “[Y]ou’re a sick son of a b—- that would come to a deal like this to make a political issue.”

Someone in the audience yelled at O’Rourke “get the f— out of here” with another male voice booming,” Uvalde doesn’t deserve your nonsense and we don’t want you here.”

On the Fox News “Hannity” program Mayor McLaughlin said it is “too important” in the aftermath of tragedy to properly reflect, and allow public officials to provide grieving families the information they need without political histrionics.

“That was not the time and place to have that discussion. If he wants to have that discussion, that’s fine. But today at that conference was not the time or place to do that,” he said.

McLaughlin

“My heart is broken for these families that lost these children… but that’s the problem. Every time we have one of these, it’s a political deal. What happened to the grown men that we elected to represent us in Congress?”

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How Mules, Fake News and Jackasses Cheat Elections

For years, those who investigate and study ballot harvesting and election fraud rings know that “mule gangs” or “rings” do much of the dirty work.

Such crimes are additionally perpetuated by postal employees, nurses, assisted living workers, homeless shelters, and voter impersonators (especially in jurisdictions where voter identification is not required).

FAKE NEWS

🔹Big Media, Big Tech, Big Pharma and other propagandists routinely swear by, and use CDC, FDA, FBI and other manipulated/ever-changing databases for their slanted narratives. (The VAERS is a classic example for vaccination injuries).

However, they stay far away from the most accurate database of proven instances of election fraud:

🔹As of May 22, 2022, the Heritage Foundation Election Fraud Databasecontains 1,357 proven instances of election fraud, a number that continues to increase almost weekly.

🔹Americans are turning away from the fake news–who flagrantly dismiss the issue of election fraud– and remain opposed to all prudent and intelligent efforts to improve the security and fairness of the election process.

THE MULES

🔹2000 Mules and the Heritage Fraud Database prove the media wtong in their persistent stance that voter fraud is merely a myth.

🔹Not included in that database are the 156 criminal referrals made by Florida election officials in the state’s nine largest counties in cases connected to the 2020 election.

JACKASSES

🔹Many (George Soros bought) prosecutors have refused to investigate or prosecute those cases, as reported by the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

🔹In August 2017, the New York Post interviewed a ringleader in the New Jersey/New York area with decades of experience in ballot fraud.

“You have a postman who is…working in Bedminster or some Republican stronghold,” the tipster revealed. “He can take those [filled-out] ballots, and knowing 95% are going to a Republican, he can just throw those in the garbage.”

NY Post, Aug. 2017

He indicated they paid nurses in assisted living centers and gathered up the homeless in shelters to fill out false ballots. Even Democrat election officials were privy to “bends on ballot” corners or marks to tell them to pass them on through the system.

SIMPLE INTRODUCTION TO BALLOT CHEATING

Ballot harvesting occurs by gathering illegal mail-in ballots from shelters, nursing homes, apartments and dormitories. In the documentary 2000 Mules, security camera footage and cellphone ping tracking revealed “mules” were used to traffick mail ballots into drop boxes, typically under the dark cover of night by those commissioned to deliver hundreds, if not thousands, of ballots each over weeks of the period allotted for returning mail ballots. 

Mule on camera

🔹Ballot harvesting is the collection and return of ballots by someone other than the voter.

🔹Ballots are picked up at pre-designated headquarters and sent by “mules” throughout the surrounding counties. 

🔹Each “mule” ring has assigned areas for dropping off ballots, often crossing state lines, and designed for the purpose cheating the election.

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‘Columbine Style’ Massacre Was Planned for Another Uvalde, TX School in April 2022

How many instances has your children’s school been in lockdowns because of danger on or near the campus in the past two years?

In Uvalde, Texas, the city where over 20 lives were taken by a high school senior during the May 23 shooting at Robb Elementary School, lockdowns have been a frequent occurance in 2021 and 2022.

Uvalde crime map. Red is very high.

During a press conference in the nearby border city of Del Rio last October, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin warned about his city’s troubles. He was particularly concerned about children and family safety.

“We’ve had to put our schools on lockdown 48 times this year since Jan. 1, so this (2021-22) school year, every school has officers in it,” he revealed. “The school district went out and hired more police officers, and now they’re at every school.”

Crime rates have spiraled up, and especially in border towns, due to what many South Texans call “The Biden Illegal Alien Crisis.”

COLUMBINE STYLE MURDERS PLANNED

In April 2018, Uvalde Police released a statement indicating two boys, aged 13 and 14, “were discussing and planning an attack on the Uvalde High School during their senior year, on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting.”

“Recently, however, one of the students began to convince the other that they needed to move the attack up to this year.”

“One of the students had numerous writings and drawings which depicted weapons capable of causing mass destruction. He wrote about being “God-like” and killing police and other persons. He had an academic analysis of one of the Columbine shooter’s journal.”

“It appears the two were planning on detonating the IEDs at the start of the mass casualty event. After the IEDs, they would begin killing students from a list they developed where they had ranked student victims by priority. After that, they were going to kill as many students as possible before taking their own lives.”

Uvalde schools poster

The students, who attended Morales Junior High School, were detained by police on April 25, 2018 for conspiracy to commit murder. Their original plan was to enact the shooting in 2022 for the anniversary of the Columbine tragedy.

The two planned to detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs) similar to the Columbine School killings just before their intended school shooting at Morales Junior High after stealing weapons from a neighbor’s home.

“According to the Uvalde Police Department, the pair was infatuated with the Columbine High School shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, often referring to themselves using the shooter’s names,” according to a report in the local newspaper at the time.

MAJOR JUVENILE CRIMES

Even prior to this current illegal immigration surge, Uvalde was plagued with high rates of serious juvenile crimes.

On June 6, a visiting judge is due to be presiding in the 38th Judicial District Court for the capital murder trial of juvenile accused of killing 24-year-old boxer John Van Meter.

In January 2019, police arrested a 12-year-old student of Flores Elementary School who now faces up to 40 years of incarceration.

Van Meter, his girlfriend, Sammy Chapa and her two children heard loud kicking noises on their front door on Boone Street.

When Van Meter opened the door, Chapa heard a gunshot and called 911.  Van Meter received a single shot to his head and was rushed to Uvalde Memorial hospital and pronounced dead at approximately 8:43 p.m.

Law enforcement officers, including Texas Rangers, arrested the 12-year-old suspect from an Elizabeth Street residence, roughly seven-tenths of a mile from the scene of Van Meter’s murder. He was subsequently transported to and held at a juvenile detention center in Jourdanton.

HIGH SCHOOL LOCKDOWN

In September 2021, parents learned of a potential serious threat to their children in a letter issued to parents from Uvalde High School Principal Miguel Castillo:

“Uvalde High School was placed under lock down to ensure the safety of staff and student athletes still on campus. The staff and students were safely evacuated following district safety protocols. After investigating the threat, our students and staff were never in immediate danger by the threat.”

A 16-year-old female was charged for her multiple calls threatening violence at Uvalde High School on the evening of Sept. 9.

“We have dealt with her before here, she went to school here in 2018. We had problems with her back then,” said Lt. Mariano Pargas Jr. with the Uvalde Police Department.

The threats were identified as coming from Puerto Rico and serious enough to escalate investigations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation out of San Antonio, Texas Rangers out of Austin, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division out of Eagle Pass, the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office and the Sabinal Police Department.

In particular, the girl was threatening members of the volleyball and spirit teams, three football players and staff members that were on the Uvalde High School campus, according to Anne Marie Espinoza, executive director of communications and marketing for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.

“On Wednesday evening [Sept. 9] right after 6 p.m. calls started coming in that there was going to be a shooting at several schools here in Uvalde,” Lt. Pargas said.

Police officers contacted Uvalde Consolidated School District Police Department Chief Pete Arredondo and worked to secure campuses.

School Police

“While they were working that, dispatch started getting more calls. At that point they started making threats towards several of our officers, one of our elected officials and a Texas Ranger,” Pargas said.

He said the calls continued throughout the night, and on Thursday morning more calls came in, this time adding threats to destroy the Uvalde Police Department.

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So, What Does the Bible Say About Help?

I need help, what can I do? It’s in the Bible, Jeremiah 33:3, NKJV. “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

At any moment, no matter the circumstances, God is there to help. It’s in the Bible, Psalms 46:1-3, NKJV. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.

Helping one another is an important part of Christian living. It’s in the Bible, Galatians 6:2, NIV. “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

We should help each other, and not take advantage of those in need. It’s in the Bible, Leviticus 25:35, NKJV. “If one of your brethren becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. Take no usury or interest from him; but fear your God, that your brother may live with you.”

Don’t avoid helping others. It’s in the Bible, Deuteronomy 22:4, NKJV. “You shall not see your brother’s donkey or his ox fall down along the road, and hide yourself from them; you shall surely help him lift them up again.”

Help comes from God, who never sleeps. It’s in the Bible, Psalms 121:1-4, NKJV. “I will lift up my eyes to the hills— from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”

God knows all your struggles, He can give you the help you need. It’s in the Bible, Hebrews 4:15-16, NKJV. “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

What if I don’t know how to pray? The Holy Spirit helps us with our prayers. It’s in the Bible, Romans 8:26, NKJV. “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

The Holy Spirit is our Helper. It’s in the Bible, John 14:26, NKJV. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”

What if I am struggling with faith and believing God? Jesus can help us with our struggles of faith and belief. It’s in the Bible, Mark 9:23-24, NKJV. “Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.’  Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, ‘Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!’

God can free us from the things that are chaining us. It’s in the Bible, Psalms 107:13-14, NKJV. “Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their chains in pieces.”

It is wise to have godly, Christian friends to help you. It’s in the Bible, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, NKJV. “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.”

Will God still help me, even if I have made a mistake? It’s in the Bible, Psalms 37:23-24, NKJV. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand.”

Who can be against us? It’s in the Bible, Isaiah 50: 7-8, NKJV. “For the Lord GOD will help Me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed. He is near who justifies  Me; who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me.”

Jesus knows it all–every sorrow, every grief; He will not leave you to sink, for His arms are beneath you. It’s in the Bible, Deuteronomy 33:26-27, NKJV. “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to help you, and in His excellency on the clouds. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, ‘Destroy!’

Make ways to remember times when Jesus helped you in your times of need. It’s in the Bible, 1 Samuel 7:12, NKJV. “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”

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Why Homeschooling Is Growing Across America

Formal schools and homeschooling may both be good education systems, however more parents are recognizing the advantages for their children attending non-government run schools.

🔹In the spring of 2019 there were about 2.5 million homeschool students in grades K-12 in the United States.

🔹The homeschool population is continuing to grow (at an estimated 2% to 8% per annum over the past few years).

🔹By March 2022, there were an estimated 5.1 million homeschool students in grades K-12 in the United States. This represented about 9% of school-age children.

Linda C., a 28 year-old mother of two elementary age children in central Texas, recently decided after the 2021-22 school year to make changes. Her husband, Javier and she have elected to join a growing group of families in their area to homeschool “beginning immediately.”

“With so much politics, indoctrination and questions about curriculum–like critical race theory and teaching sex education to 6 year olds–we are happy with our decision to homeschool,” Linda said.

“We waited for the school term to be over to make this move,” Javier explained. “We believe in prayer. These schools may teach basics like math, reading, writing and stuff, but the soft skills of manners, getting along and figuring out things for yourself is important.”

In their research, the couple found “the homeschool opportunities are endless,” Linda continued. “We have a wonderful library, the internet is rich with information and curriculum. There are opportunities to learn from field trips. The local farmers, ranchers, the emergency management services, are some that came to mind.

Other parents they have talked with point out that for them, “homeschooling is more flexible in educating, especially soft skills,” Linda continued. “Because there are so many kinds of soft skills it takes time to learn them then teach them gradually. We’re talking about things like time management, team work, communication, leadership, critical thinking, decision making.”

“Homeschooling, by its very nature, teaches soft skills,” says Laura Young, a Christian homeschool teacher who has former students now homeschooling children. “Students learn time management when they aren’t restricted to certain class periods, but still need to finish their work by the deadline.”

They learn “teamwork when they finish a household project together (such as making dinner), communication through being part of the family and learning to get along, leadership when they are placed in charge of a project, critical thinking through everyday life that isn’t planned in advance, same with decision making,” she expressed.

“All these things are an important part of why homeschooling is superior to any other method. And the beauty of it is that these skills are taught organically through doing life together instead of artificially using workbooks.”

Research on homeschooling show that the home-educated are doing well, typically above average, on measures of social, emotional, and psychological development.

According to National Home Education Research Institute, measures include peer interaction, self-concept, leadership skills, family cohesion, participation in community service, and self-esteem.

The most common reasons given for homeschooling is to provide a safer environment for children and youth, because of physical violence, drugs and alcohol, psychological abuse, racism, and improper and unhealthy sexuality associated with institutional schools.

Other reasons given for homeschooling include:

  • customize or individualize the curriculum and learning environment for each child,
  • accomplish more academically than in schools,
  • use pedagogical approaches other than those typical in institutional schools,
  • enhance family relationships between children and parents and among siblings,
  • provide guided and reasoned social interactions with youthful peers and adults,
  • provide a safer environment for children and youth, because of physical violence, drugs and alcohol, psychological abuse, racism, and improper and unhealthy sexuality associated with institutional schools, and
  • as an alternative education approach when public or private institutional schools are closed due to acute health situations such as related to disease (e.g., Covid-19, Coronavirus)
  • protect minority children from racism in public schools or lower expectations of children of color (e.g., black) (e.g., Fields-Smith, 2020; Mazama & Lundy, 2012).
  • teach and impart a particular set of values, beliefs, and worldview to children and youth.

The home-educated typically score higher on SATs and ACT than their public-school counterparts. Homeschool students are increasingly being actively recruited by colleges.

  • Homeschool students score above average on achievement tests regardless of their parents’ level of formal education or their family’s household income.
  • Whether homeschool parents were ever certified teachers is not related to their children’s academic achievement.
  • Degree of state control and regulation of homeschooling is not related to academic achievement.
  • Home-educated students typically score above average on the SAT and ACT tests that colleges consider for admissions.
  • Homeschool students are increasingly being actively recruited by colleges.

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At Least 19 Dead in Uvalde, Texas Elementary School Shooting

Executed Grandmother in Her Home Prior to the School Attack

8:19 am (CST): A Border Patrol agent said, “Biden should let us and ICE do our jobs.” What does this have to do with school attack?

Salvador Ramos

7:46 am (CST) Update:

🔹A Border Patrol agent shot and killed Salvador Ramos after rushing into the school without waiting for backup.

🔹Ramos posted photos on social media of two guns he bought on his 18th birthday used in the shooting. Police were also examining statements he may have made online leading up to the attack.

🔹Sgt. Erick Estrada, of the Texas Department of Public Safety, indicates that the killer exited the car and engaged a police officer working at the school. The officer was unable to stop the shooter, who entered the building and shot more than 20 people.

Uvalde School Shooting

🔹Ramos, who lived close to the school located in the southwest part of the town of 25,000, had “shot his grandmother execution style multiple times in her home” just before he drove to the school, a local source told CleverJourneys. “It is still being investigated so I can’t provide details.”

🔹”He was driving his dark colored pickup erratically and crashed or wound up stuck in a ditch,” said another local source, who asked not to be identified. “He was close to the school and went in there shooting.”

Video screenshot of Ramos approaching school.
Entered through door on the right.

🔹”There are rumors that some of the high school seniors were going to be at the school today to talk with and encourage the students,” a second resident said. “We are not sure if it’s just speculation, but all the schools, businesses like H-E-B and Wal-Mart also closed. There is a high presence of various types of law enforcement all over.”

“Even this late (6:40 pm CST) some families aren’t sure about their children,” he continued. “This is heart wrenching because we are assuming if they don’t know their status this late, it is likely bad news.”

🔹Robb Elementary School teaches second, third and fourth grade for 530+ students in Uvalde, which is located 85 miles west of San Antonio.

Police respond (screenshot)

🔹Ramos was killed by gunfire from a Border Patrol agent.

“Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. “Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Robb Elementary School.”

Gov. Abbott noted that two law enforcement officers were hit by bullets, but didn’t have serious injuries.

Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following the shooting.

Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following the shooting.

US Customs and Border Protection assisted with the response, with one CBP agent shot in the head. His injuries are non-life-threatening.

🔹Since Joe Biden has been the resident of the White House, over 50 shootings have occurred in American Schools. The Uvalde shooting marks the 31st shooting at a K-12 school just in 2022.

🔹Not counting Tuesday’s shooting, in 2022, there have been at least 39 shootings in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, resulting in at least 10 deaths and 51 injuries.

🔹About 90% of students in Uvalde are Hispanic and about 81% are economically disadvantaged, according to state statistics.

People wait outside the  city civic center where students had been transported after the shooting.

🔹Thursday was set to be the last day of school before the summer break.

🔹The school district said it is canceling all school activities following the shooting.

🔹The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are assisting local police with the investigation.

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Did US Mail Service ‘Go Postal’ at Elections?

🔹How did a huge trailer filled with completed mail-in ballots in presidential election disappear from a secure U.S. Postal Service facility?

🔹Why did the FBI ignore Richard Hopkins, a postal worker in Erie, Pennsylvania,who attested in a sworn affidavit that he heard a supervisor direct USPS employees to backdate mail-in ballots so they would qualify for counting?

🔹Why did the Postal Service refuse to allow their employees to be questioned after hundreds of worn affidavits were brought forth by a legal team in Nevada demonstrating election irregularities and reports of fraud?

Jesse Binnall, representing the Trump campaign in Nevada, brought forward hundreds of affidavits demonstrating election irregularities and reports of fraud.

🔹Binnall said his legal team tried to interview postal workers who said they were instructed to deliver ballots to addresses they knew were false, yet the ballots were returned filled out.

🔹“When we tried to take the deposition of people that would know that, the United States Postal Service stonewalled us and refused to let us take those depositions and get that evidence,” he said. “The Postal Service refused to let their employees testify about the fraud that occurred through the mail.”

THE TRUCK DRIVER

On December 1, 2020, truck driver Jesse Morgan was ridiculed by corporate media for his account of hauling thousands of ballots from New York to Pennsylvania prior to Election Day 2020.

Morgan at press conference.

As with so many other truths that were initially attacked by the press or slanted by media, Morgan’s story has stood the test of time, investigation and witnesses’ corroboration.

Morgan told America that he had driven the boxes of ballots from Bethpage, N.Y., to Lancaster, Pa., two weeks before Election Day.

Phill Kline, a former attorney general of Kansas and director of The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, said The Amistad Project has also corroborated the truck driver’s story.

Kline at press conference.

“The evidence demonstrates, and it’s through eyewitness testimony that’s been corroborated by others by their eyewitness testimony” that 144,000 to 281,000 completed ballots for the 2020 general election were in Morgan’s haul.

MORGAN’S STORY

Morgan told his story at a press conference.

“I drive a tractor-trailer for U.S. postal service, a subcontractor. I drive a route from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Bethpage, New York, to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and back to Lancaster,” he explained.

“On October 21, when I arrived for my usual route for Bethpage, an expeditor made three references to ballots that were to be loaded into my trailer, including saying, ‘Hey, you have ballots today,’” Morgan noted.

He received 24 Gaylord boxes full of ballots, stacked on top of each other and that the“envelopes had handwritten return addresses.”

“They were complete ballots. I didn’t think much of it at the time,” Morgan said, but when he arrived in Harrisburg, he was not permitted to offload the mail.

FORCED TO WAIT

“I was made to wait for roughly 6 hours, from 9:15 a.m. to nearly 3 p.m.,” he said.

“All of this was weird,” Morgan recalled. After waiting for six hours, he went inside and asked to see the expeditor.

“I was told to wait for the transportation supervisor,” an official Morgan had never dealt with. “He’s a top guy, he’s the kind of guy that would speak to my boss.”

“The supervisor told me to drive to Lancaster without being unloaded in Harrisburg,” Morgan said. “I knew the ballots were loaded for Harrisburg.”

When Morgan began asking for his ticket slips that show he arrived, and a late slip to prove he had been delayed, the supervisor refused to provide them.

“I wanted proof I was there,” Morgan said. “I wanted proof that I wasn’t the one who screwed all this up.”

“Since I started driving that Bethpage route, I’ve always had trailer 10-R-1440,” Morgan said. He noticed because it was his favorite trailer to drive.

“What happened on October 21 was a series of unusual events that cannot be a coincidence,” Morgan was adamant. “I know I saw ballots with return addresses filled out, thousands of them, thousands. Loaded onto my trailer in New York and headed for Pennsylvania.”

“As things became weirder I got to thinking and wondered why I was driving complete ballots from New York to Pennsylvania. I didn’t know why, so I decided to speak up,” Morgan said.

REFUSED HIS TICKETS

“The transportation supervisor refused to give me a ticket and told me to leave. I then demanded he give me a late slip, since I wanted to get paid for the time I was sitting there, and waiting for them to off-load me.”

“He refused to give me that too.”

“He was kind of rude and wouldn’t explain anything to me. He just told me to go Lancaster.”

“I then drove to Lancaster, unhooked my trailer in it’s normal place and then drove my truck to where I always park it in a nearby lot. And then I went home.”

“The next day it just got weirder.”

“As I arrived at Lancaster’s United States Postal Service facility (in) my tractor, I went to hook up to my trailer and my trailer was gone. Not there no more.”

At this same press conference, other whistleblowers revealed that postal workers delivered Joe Biden campaign mail, but discarded mail from the Trump campaign.

🔹As of May 24, 2022 the US Postal Service has refused to turn over their internal investigation report to authorities in Pennsylvania or to federal agents (as far as we know).

🔹The Amistad Project indicate they have sworn declarations that state over 300,000 ballots are at issue in Arizona, 548,000 in Michigan, 204,000 in Georgia, and over 121,000 in Pennsylvania. They claim that their evidence reveals multi-state illegal efforts by USPS workers to influence the election in at least three of six swing states.

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10 Tips for Healthy Quality Sleep

Sleep is an essential to life and our wellbeing. A lack of good quality sleep can have serious negative impact on our physical and mental health. Here’s some wise tips on how to get some quality sleep.

1. Put your phone down

Our phones, tablets and computers emit blue light which tricks our body into thinking it’s daytime. This causes a reduction in the hormone melatonin, which relaxes us and allows us to fall into a deep sleep. Try to avoid screens at least a half hour before bedtime and definitely do not use them in bed if you’re struggling to sleep.

2. Avoid caffeine late in the day

Caffeine can stay in our systems for several hours and therefore can keep us awake at night. Try avoiding caffeine 6 hours before bedtime to ensure your system has enough time to wind down for a good night’s sleep.

3. Exercise regularly but not before bed

Exercise has many great health benefits including sleep quality improvement. Regular exercise during the day is one of the best ways to ensure a healthy sleep routine. However for some, exercise right before bedtime can increase the body’s production of hormones such as adrenaline which may cause sleep issues if too close to bedtime.

4. Avoid alcohol

Many people believe alcohol helps them sleep. However alcohol seriously reduces the quality of your sleep. Alcohol reduces the production of melatonin which is vital to your sleep cycle. You may feel it helps you fall asleep but it is likely you will wake up feeling tired as your sleep quality will be negatively impacted.

5. Get outside during the day

Natural sunlight helps keep your circadian rhythm in check by keeping your body clock in sync with night and day.

By increasing your light exposure during the day your body will provide increased energy followed in the cycle by a relaxed brain and body at night, telling your body it is time to sleep.

6. Get into a routine

By changing your routine on weekends or even day to day throws off your circadian rhythm. If you struggle to have consistent bedtime your body will not know when it needs to wind down for the night. This will negatively impact your long term sleep health. Have a set sleep/wake cycle if you’re having difficulty sleeping.

7. Improve your environment

Invest in a comfy mattress, pillow and create a relaxing bedroom environment. Improving comfort will reduce aches and pains and provide a better night’s sleep. You can also use black out blinds/curtains and reduce external noise to help you relax.

Associate your bedroom with sleep and being relaxed. If your work computer is in your bedroom you may not feel relaxed when in that environment, which could affect sleep. Leaving a TV on overnight in your bedroom will also prevent you from getting much needed restorative sleep.

8. Don’t eat late at night

Eating a large meal late at night can negatively impact the release of melatonin and HGH which help you get a quality night’s sleep.

It is also worth mentioning a healthy diet will help improve your sleep on the whole.

9. Get the temperature right

Being too hot or cold can prevent you from falling asleep or having a quality sleep. Try to get the room to around 68° for an optimal sleep temperature.

10. Relax

Try to incorporate relaxation into your bedtime routine. Things such as reading a book, taking a bath, breathing techniques or getting a massage can help you wind down and reduce your stress/ adrenaline levels before bed.

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Rudy Giuliani Talks About September 11, His Cancer and Prayer

Rudolph Giuliani is best known for being mayor of New York during the September 11, 2001 attack. In 2008, Jack Dennis had the opportunity to meet Giuliani in San Antonio, Texas.

The American leader expressed his thoughts on his personal change, compassion, hope and faith during the disaster.

“Most people are surprised to know that I changed more from having prostate cancer than from September 11,” Giuliani stated, backstage at the Alamodome, where he was to give a speech later. “Dealing with the cancer forced me to gain the wisdom about the importance of life and the lack of control we have over death.”

“I needed the confidence and character I gained from coping with the cancer to prepare me to deal with, and even survive, the trials of September 11,” the former mayor said.

Giuliani found himself surrounded by firefighters, police officers and emergency workers on that fateful day in 2001. The worst attack on American soil became the most successful rescue operation in our country’s history under his leadership.

That evening, as Giuliani prepared for bed, he found solace in the words of Winston Churchill and “realized that courage doesn’t simply materialize out of thin air.”

Giuliani attended hundreds of funerals and visited Ground Zero daily.

“I grew physically and emotionally exhausted,” he recalled. “When I saw the families of the victims, I was revived knowing if they can do this, I can do it.”

“Courage begins years before, sometimes in our early childhood, as we develop our character,” he spoke. “Every choice we make in life can strengthen or weaken our character.”

Here are highlights of Mr. Giuliani’s views.

“When I was in my teens, I seriously planned to become either a priest or a doctor as I have always been faithful and enthusiastic about my faith in God and helping others. Religion was a favorite topic I enjoyed talking with my teachers about. Prayer and faith in God provided me with the strength I could not acquire from any other source. When things are tough, it’s always a good idea to pray for the guidance and strength necessary to get us through.”

“Most of my time as mayor was spent under the maxim that it’s better to be respected than to be loved. September 11 unlocked compassion in me that I typically reserved for my family and very close friends. I discovered that revealing your love and compassion does not weaken leadership. It makes it stronger.”

“Allowing doubt, fear and worry to overtake us is an inevitable path to failure. I could not afford failure after September 11. It was very necessary to reach inside and push the doubts away, and even out, of my thinking.”

“I’ve spent much of my reading on learning about how great leaders that I admired grew up and forged the character each had to deal with different substantial challenges. Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt came to mind. ‘Then only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’”

“Love can spark deep moments of profound goodness. When I saw the love of our heroes in New York who looked beyond their own safety or what was best for themselves and focus on the lives and safety of others, I learned that love can help us push aside differences to share our humanity and those things that we have in common.”

“I prayed with these brave men and women. I became very close and was able to learn from these firefighters, police officers and emergency responders, not to mention ordinary every day civilians. At the root of all of this, it was love, and not so much the sense of duty, that caused those firefighters to run into the flaming towers to save those he or she had never met. Love can so powerful it can help us be kind to even those who are cruel to us.”

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