The Rich and Educated like Rand Paul and Robert Kennedy Jr., both vaccine skeptics put society at risk

FACT: There is NO link between autism and childhood vaccines. If you do not wish to be vaccinated then there should be a consequence and that is that you cannot infect other people.”

FACT: There is a link between not getting vaccinated dying from  measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR).

Not vaccinated? then you’ll die and nature weeds out the ignorant.

Rand Paul  is vaccinated and  vaccinated my kids. For myself and my children I believe that the benefits of vaccines greatly outweighing the risks.

Virtually all medical literature shows that the benefits of vaccines dramatically outweigh the limited risks.

A lack of vaccinations fueled a measles outbreak that has sickened 69 people in Washington and Oregon and more than 200 in New York. In 2015, an outbreak that began at Disneyland sickened 147 people.

Temple University

At least 54 cases of mumps tied to Temple University, according to health officials. The effectiveness of the mumps vaccination tends to wane over time so it’s not necessarily a case of unvaccinated people, according to health officials

After Mumps Outbreak, Temple to Require New Students to Get Vaccinated
At least 15 mumps cases have been reported at Temple. For those wondering “Aren’t we supposed to get anti-mumps vaccines in elementary school?,” here’s an explainer.


State Vaccination Requirements

Studies have shown that vaccine exemptions tend to cluster geographically, making some communities at greater risk for outbreaks

State School and Childcare Vaccination Laws

States with laws that only allow for medical or religious exemptions: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. States with laws that expressly exclude philosophical exemptions: Delaware, Iowa, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia. States with laws that allow for exempted student exclusion from school during an outbreak: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. States with laws that require parental acknowledgment during the exemption application process of exempted student exclusion during an outbreak: Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington. States with laws that say that exemption might not be recognized during an outbreak: Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, and Tennessee. States with laws that require parental affidavit or notarization during the exemption application process: Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. States with laws that require enhanced education during the exemption application process on the benefits of vaccinations and the risks of not being vaccinated: Arizona, Arkansas,  Michigan, Oregon, Vermont, Utah, and Washington. States with laws that distinguish between temporary or permanent medical exemptions: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. States with laws that require an annual or more frequent healthcare provider recertification for medical exemptions: Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and West Virginia.

How Cambridge Analytica got away with it Investigate Facebook

This is why GDPR had no minimum size of business or turnover, or exemptions for small businesses: a 10-person startup in Florida leaked data on 230 million people.

The rhetoric: Compliance will be too expensive for startups.
The reality: A startup that makes data compliance cheap for startups.

The Case for Investigating Facebook

Why I am calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook for violating antitrust laws.

Why I am calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook for violating antitrust laws.

@davidcicilline David N. Cicilline, a member of the House of Representatives, is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law.

Mr. Cicilline, a member of the House of Representatives from Rhode Island, is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law.

A year ago, the world learned that Facebook allowed a political consulting company called Cambridge Analytica to exploit the personal information of up to 87 million users, to obtain data that would help the company’s clients “fight a culture war” in America. Since then, a torrent of reports has revealed that the Cambridge Analytica scandal was part of a much broader pattern of misconduct by Facebook.

The commission has the authority to impose substantial fines on Facebook. Given that the corporation had more than $55 billion in revenue in 2018 alone, even a fine in the low billions of dollars will amount to a slap on the wrist, a mere cost of doing business. Moreover, because Facebook is a repeat offender, it is critical that the commission’s response is strong enough to prevent future violations. America’s laws are not suggestions.

When a company has repeatedly shown contempt for its legal commitments, the remedy must change how the company operates. Enforcement agencies can do this through deep reforms of the company’s structure. This includes removing members of the company’s board, or even top executives, along with other changes to the company’s business model to address dysfunction at the top.

Facebook recently announced plans to merge Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook into one integrated product, furthering its monopoly power.



Here’s What It’s Like to Accidentally Expose the Data of 230M People

Exactis, the source of a leak of the personal records of nearly everyone in the United States.

The Exactis Data Breach: What Consumers Need to Know

By on Jun 28, 2018

There are data breaches, and then there are data breaches. For example, who could forget the Equifax data breach, which compromised the personal information of over half of the citizens of the United States? And now, a breach of similar magnitude has emerged, as a security researcher has discovered that marketing firm Exactis’ database was sitting on a publicly accessible server. Specifically, there were two versions of the database exposed online, each with around 340 million records—roughly two-thirds on consumers and the rest on businesses.

So how did Exactis have this much data in the first place? The Florida-based marketing firm collects and trades consumer data in order to refine the accuracy of targeted ads. Which is precisely what makes this breach so crucial, as the information exposed is highly personal. The leaked data includes people’s phone numbers, home and email addresses, interests, and the number, age, and gender of their children. As of now, credit card information and Social Security numbers don’t appear to have been leaked.

The behavioral data involved in this leak, alongside the personal information, makes this breach particularly concerning because of how this information can be used by cybercriminals to improve the success of socially engineered attacks. For instance, crooks can use such personal information in phishing attacks over email or social media. Now, cybercriminals can enact highly personalized attacks against consumers, who will already be faced with potentially fraudulent activity against their names.




Agency, Human Rights, Labor Unions, Executives and the Dress Code

Informed Agency, Advocacy, and Activism

Corporate Dresscodes Disguise verses Informed Agency

Changing the Dress Code
Used to be:
1930’s The executive secretary  position was the CEO in training.
The Executive – did not wear jeans to the office.
1960s Jeans originally made for gold miners and  worn by farmers make it into the counter culture.
1970’s “Dress For Success” meant suiting, heels, ties, jackets  skirts, blouses, heels all a work place uniform of the white collar executive.
1990s Silly Valley West Coast hoodie culture changes to  “Dress Down” everydays
2000 East coast Casual Fridays allows dark blue dress jeans
2019s East coast dark blue jeans allowed everyday and have become appropriate “executive” wear.
“White coller Executives” wear dark blue tailored jeans which helps to  disguise class, status, and power in the corporate structure.
Today it’s jeans for all every day for everybody. There is no Dress for Success requirements to help disguise power inside corporations.
Corporate in their subtle way has disguised the line of power. They have created the illusion that “you are one of us, and we are one of you.”
The unions  fought for the 8 hour work day and that weekend off.  Turns out we all work on Maggies Farm. The work day is now  24/7/365 because we are all at their beck and  cell phone text work call.
When they look like one of us – but aren’t – and they have all the power.
And robbing  your ability to sue them for injustices and forcing you to work on projects without agency.
Working without the right to be in a union is under the control of corporate.
Suing to have the right to unionize is a political act.

“When they substitute their knowledge for ours, we grow angry because they have robbed us of our agency.”

Privacy is Political.
  • Choosing not to work on projects that destroy privacy is a political act.
  • Suing for the right of agency to know what the project will be used for is a political act.
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Social studies is learning, doing, being, growing, and acting. 
The questions we pose, the inquiries we pursue lead us: to a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, to appreciate the complexity of the world in which we live, to grapple with difficult topics, and to speak out against systemic injustices.
The study of social studies enables us to not only have a voice, but to actively engage in our local, national, and international communities as informed, educated, and compassionate citizens. Our collective civic engagement is not simply about advocacy or action, but also about listening, questioning, respectful dialogue, and seeking common ground around shared democratic values.
Social studies teaches us that knowledge is not neutral; it is socially constructed.  Thus, the real value of knowledge is what one can do with that knowledge in pursuit of inquiry.  Examining how we communicate and act upon our knowledge compels us to realize the importance of critical inquiry.  In fact, critical inquiry is at the heart of social studies and in practice is informed action through agency, advocacy, and activism.

How to Bribe your way into Yale, Georgetown and Stanford


How to Bribe your way into Yale, Georgetown and Stanford


Wealthy Americans cheat their children’s way into elite universities, including  TPG Capital senior executive Bill McGlashan on 

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Admitted Into college Through Fraud



cheat their children’s way into elite universities


I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend,” Giannulli said in one video clip where she talks about her plans for school. “But I do want the experience of like game days and partying … I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.” ~ Olivia

What waste of 1/2 a million dollars.

Federal prosecutors charged 50 people on Tuesday in a #$25 million scheme to help celebrities, CEOs and other wealthy Americans cheat their children’s way into elite universities, including

Yale, Georgetown and Stanford.

Oh yes, Rick Caruso is nobody’s fool “abuse their positions of trust” yeah like right! Lets try to sell Rick a bridge in NY.

Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Leaves Richard Joseph Caruso’s Yacht.

Billionaire Real Estate King Rick Caruso is USC’s Board of Trustees Chairman

The charges filed today against employees of USC are disturbing and the alleged activity is absolutely wrong.  I am saddened that these people would abuse their positions of trust and, as the government has alleged, victimize USC in the process.  There is no option other than zero tolerance for this type of behavior.  As a result, USC has fired the alleged wrongdoers. ~ Rick J. Caruso Chair of the USC Board of Trustees.


Welfare Queens
Buckley School, Sherman Oaks Campus for Super Rich Kids, Granted $40M Charity Loan by L.A. City Hall
prices  include only tuition and do not account for the cost of school supplies, uniforms, or extracurricular activities.




Tipster in college admissions scandal was Yale father Morrie Tobin who was under investigation for securities fraud; in effort to gain leniency, he offered a tip about how a #Yale #soccer #coach sought a #bribe in return for getting his daughter into the #IvyLeagueSchool. Tobin told authorities that the women’s soccer coach at Yale University sought money from him in return for getting his daughter into the school. 

THERE IS NO SIDE DOOR THERE IS ONLY CLASS / STATUS / WEALTH the wealthy and undeserving ALWAYS get into schools. Power placed in the hands of people who  shouldn’t have it. Colleges get accredited in the first place to serve the “common good” that is the contract.

SATs are far more useful at predicting a candidate’s racial and economic background, information that is already readily available to college admissions boards. And while many colleges and universities have intended to course-correct by eliminating standardized testing requirements, SAT and ACT scores still factor heavily into most of the elite schools’ admissions decisions — which is why such an integral part of Singer’s alleged scam was geared towards bribing proctors to changing kids’ test answers to raise their scores for them.

The College Admissions Scandal Proves the System Is Broken  — the real scam is the college admissions process

Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight and How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger

Left Hemisphere and the Right Hemisphere of the Brain

When you are by yourself this is what you have on your own.

These are the “we” inside of “me” which would you choose? Which do you choose? and when?

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one.
An astonishing story.

Right Brain Hemisphere = Peace

The more you use your right hemisphere the more peace you will project into the world and the more peaceful our planet will be. And that is an idea worth spreading.

Adults can can help the right brain hemisphere get strong and work well in children.

How to help keep children from getting angry? How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger.

Moms mention one golden rule: Don’t shout or yell at small children.
The culture views scolding — or even speaking to children in an angry voice — as inappropriate. Parents who control their own anger are helping their children learn to do the same. The Inuit’s no-yelling policy is the secret of raising kids that internalized discipline for themselves.

How The Inuit Teach Kids Not To Get Angry
How To Discipline Your Kids Without Yelling

Briggs quickly realized something remarkable was going on in these families: The adults had an extraordinary ability to control their anger.
“They never acted in anger toward me, although they were angry with me an awful lot,” Briggs told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview.

Even just showing a smidgen of frustration or irritation was considered weak and childlike, Briggs observed. By contrast, Briggs seemed like a wild child, even though she was trying very hard to control her anger. “My ways were so much cruder, less considerate and more impulsive,” she told the CBC. “[I was] often impulsive in an antisocial sort of way. I would sulk or I would snap or I would do something that they never did.”

Technique #HowToDisciplineChildren?  #WeUseStorytellingToDiscipline

Using #oralStories passed down from one generation of Inuit to the next, designed to sculpt kids’ behaviors in the moment. Sometimes even save their lives.

1) Teach kids to stay away from the ocean, where they could easily drown Instead of yelling, “Don’t go near the water!”
Inuit parents take a pre-emptive approach and tell kids a special story that will explain the consequence of getting lost and separated from the family. The story is about what’s inside the water.
“It’s the sea monster,” Jaw says, with a giant pouch on its back just for little kids. “If a child walks too close to the water, the monster will put you in his pouch, drag you down to the ocean and adopt you out to another family,” Jaw says.

2) Not  listening to Parents story ear inspections  because too much ear wax

3) Don’t ask before taking food, long fingers could reach out and grab you

There is no scolding, no punishment, no time outs, instead the parents waited for a calm peaceful moment and begin to


The Parent would reenact the child having a tantrum including the consequences of their behavior.

During the Drama the parent always had a playful fun tone.
And the drama typically started by trying to provoke the child . Now the child has to think……. what should i do? Should I hit Mom? so if they do take the rock and hits Mama she reenacts the consequences and keep the kid thinking …. did the child want to hurt mom? did they want to hurt mom’s feelings?

Parent’s keep putting on these little plays until the child understands and learns why not to hit.

Plays – are the little dramas parents use to teach kids to keep their cool, to be strong mentally and emotionally. Not to react and be provoked easily. Kids get practice internalizing control over their anger because once you’re angry it’s hard to stop.


MEDIA  Oral Story Tellers Exerts in Hate Speech

Jen Senko: How Right Wing Media Divided the Country and Brainwashed My Dad – 2/19/17 New York Society for Ethical Culture

Fox News: Radical Right Wing Media divided the country.
Roger Ails Fake News Propaganda Fair and Balanced, if you tell a lie big enough people will believe it.

HATE EXPERTS #FOXNEWS 14:18 Right Wing Conspiracy started with Goldwaters loss to Johnson in 1964 beginning with “alternative facts” complaint which snowballed into Fake News.
1970 Roger Ailes at 27 years old was hired to package Nixon with Fair and Balanced GOP Friendly News  as a propaganda strategy – do their thinking for them and the blue print for Fox News.
1971 Memo from Powel  Heritage foundation planned free market ideology  attack on the free enterprise system.
Fairness Doctrine — Power of Media / Roger Ailes Limbaugh Story Teller
The  consequences of mass media #OralStories  #FoxRadio Brain Washing,  #Propaganda,  #FoxNews.

Do Republicans want to you angry? Do they want you to hurt others?

Fox News / Rush Limbaugh national right wing radio unofficial leader of the republican party to enilate the truth so you don’t know what to believe. Expert Propaganda Story Tellers exist to make you angry.

Murdock, Limbaugh created 2 hemispheres mainstream corporate media, and 97% of talk radio is far right wing because they sell fear and anger!

Master language experst  frame issues

What scares people the most “alt right” “obama care” “the death tax” “entitlements”  the working class don’t understand they have been manipulated.

Corporate Media doesn’t combat the lies the right wing puts out daily.

It never stops it is always engaging your left hemisphere, that is how brain washing works. Turn off the 24/7/365 “news” you have a better chance of cooling down and getting more control over yourself.

Propaganda brain washing techniques

Women’s History Month #WomensHistoryMonth

Women’s History Month


When we recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.

The Educational CyberPlayGround (founded by  Karen Ellis) provides many wonderful resources to help you discover the important contributions and achievements made by women throughout our history. We hope you will find information to use all year round and for a lifetime of learning.



World War II’s Best Codebreaker Was a Woman

The Most Awesome Codebreaker in World War II Was a Woman

Women Gender Equity International Resources

About Computers in the Classroom
Changing Girls’ Attitudes About Computers

How to help Girls get into technology.

Computer wonder women and Digital Diva’s:
Women and Their Role in the Development of the Modern Computer

Real women engineers and other role models for girls.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. ~ Alice Walker

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► @YALE  #YALE What losers !!!!!!
These people are supposed to be smart right?
Why did it take  UNTIL 2019 to have their #1st FIRST discussion about the intersection of #AI #ETHICS AND #SOCIETY?

Definition of Boodle Boys

Everyone else in America has had #AI #ETHICS and #SOCIETY on the front burner for years while #yale wall street money makers could care less.

Yale is are so slow coming to this party that whatever they had to say is just to late.

1st Yale Workshop on AI, Ethics, and Society Friday, April 5, 2019
8:00am to 4:30pm
Yale on York
150 York Street New Haven, CT 06511

The goal of this workshop is to identify and discuss challenges that arise as AI systems are increasingly deployed to control various aspects of modern society and initiate a Yale-wide effort towards an inter-disciplinary approach to problems arising at the interface of AI, ethics, and society.

How slow was this academic institution in their concern for the welfare of the public – so slow that anything they would have to say is is already known from all the other conferences.

The Proper Bostonians ~ Cleveland Amory

Destroy Public Education

Federal Judge Vacates Betsy DeVos’ Special Education Regulation “Delay” thrown out !!! charter industry supports

► Excellent explanation of how #charter-school expansion harms public schools by ⁦@MGardnerKelly⁩. If 20 students across 6 grades leave a public school, it still needs exact same number of teachers, but budget can shrink by over $300,000.

► “Portfolio Model” is just a scheme to kill teacher unions, and another way for private company ownership taking away money from the commons into for profit business pockets.  Brought to you by City Fund Organization

Destroy Public Education, Version 2.0: The City Fund

Billionaire Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, has joined with billionaire former Enron executive, John Arnold, to launch an aggressive destroy public education (DPE) initiative. They claim to have invested $100 million each to start The City Fund.

Badassteachers Blog In January of 2016, Philanthropy News Digest reported, “Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings has announced that he has created a $100 million fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) that will be focused on education.”
SVCF is a donor directed fund, so Hastings’s fund is dark money with no way of tracking where its tax-free spending is directed. The SVCF 2016 tax form shows Neerav Kingsland earning $253,846 as a Managing Director of the Hastings fund. He was also simultaneously serving as Senior Education Fellow at the Arnold Foundation and was on the board at the California Charter Schools Association.


► The Arizona Republic recently won a Polk Award for its outstanding coverage of charter corruption. Reach the reporter at or 602-444-8478 or on Twitter @charrisazrep

Part 1

Accountabaloney Remember, train bills are used when the contents cannot withstand public scrutiny #SB7070
Killing Ed Movie: Real public schools don’t have “wait lists” and don’t use “lotteries”. Real public schools educate all students. Stop rampant expansion of charter schools and let’s focus on funding schools that teach all kids. The ‘wait list’ for #charterschools is a LIE. Used for years to lobby the state for MORE #charterschools (and money) by pro-charter industry. Self-reported. the Turkish Gulen Movement in America has 173 tax payer funded US charter schools. It is run by a cult group originally from Turkey. They are tied to the 2016 coup attempt there. operated by the Sky Foundation Inc. EIN 73-1578930 tax returns

► Charter High Schools, Graduation Odds Are Slim

An analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center identified 935 public high schools with four-year graduation rates of less than 50 percent in 2016-17

Only 10% of the students in the state of California attend charter schools.Why do their representatives get to police themselves?
The Task force charged with reviewing the charter law and the fiscal impact of charters on public schools has Six members of the 11-member panel are directly connected to the charter industry, including two from the lobbying organization CCSA. Why does the charter industry get to decide whether it is okay for them to drain funds and impose budget cuts on public schools?

  • Cristina de Jesus, president and chief executive officer, Green Dot Public Schools California (charter chain);
  • Dolores Duran, California School Employees Association;
  • Margaret Fortune, California Charter Schools Association board chair; Fortune School of Education, president & CEO;
  • Lester Garcia, political director, SEIU Local 99 (Local 99 took $100,000 from Eli Broad to oppose Jackie Goldberg, a critic of charters);
  • Alia Griffing, political director, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 57;
  • Beth Hunkapiller, educator and administrator, Aspire Public Schools (charter chain);
  • Erika Jones, board of directors, California Teachers Association;
  • Ed Manansala, superintendent, El Dorado County; board president, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association; the El Dorado County Office set up a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) specifically to service students with disabilities in charter schools and wooed charter students away from their local districts; El Dorado supposedly offers services to disabled students enrolled in charter schools who live hundreds of miles away;  
  • Cindy Marten,  superintendent, San Diego Unified School District;
  • Gina Plate, vice president of special education, California Charter Schools Association (charter lobby);
  • Edgar Zazueta, senior director, policy & governmental relations, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA endorsed Marshall Tuck against Tony Thurmond). 

► CNN: Powerful House Judiciary committee sends document requests to #Facebook. “Facebook could soon have another headache on Capitol Hill: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have requested documents from the company spanning multiple issues, two sources familiar with the committee’s efforts tell CNN.” #DELETEFACEBOOK

► Joseph J. Simons is running the F.T.C.  has urged Congress to expand the F.T.C.’s privacy-enforcement powers and allow it to impose fines more easily, write new rules and hire more experts. He also says the agency should police how all companies and nonprofits — not just technology companies — collect and handle people’s digital data. The Facebook investigation is focused on whether the social network violated a 2011 consent decree in which it promised to protect user data and inform users of changes in how their data was used. #DeleteFacebook.
Support Elizabeth Warren Breaking Up Tech Giants Like Amazon and Facebook.

Facebook’s So-Called Pivot to Privacy Is a Diversion
Zuckerberg’s new pledge to create a “privacy-focused platform” sure seems to take a self-servingly narrow view of privacy. Slate

Free audio editing software

► Meme: Medium is the writing platform of choice for billionaires, billionaire politicians, and anti-billionaire politicians alike.

@ewarren Big Tech spent almost $50 million on lobbying last year. They know they have a lot to lose if Washington starts putting the interests of consumers first. That’s why I’m proposing to break up Facebook, Amazon, and Google to protect consumers and competition. Are you with me?

Closing the gender gap in the tech industry
Despite efforts from companies and universities, the number of women majoring in computer science is declining. A non-profit is trying to change that by offering coding lessons to girls as early as kindergarten
Did you know that there are professional learning workshops for teachers  in North Dakota? Applications are currently open for middle and high school teachers. Apply today!

► Mercedes Schneider is a master at tracking down financial records.
She shows the direct connections between the Sackler’s billions–derived from the sale of OxyContin–and the growth of the charter movement.
The Sacklers rank as the 19th richest family in the United States according to Business Insider. Jonathan Sackler, who has been a board member of Purdue Pharma, and his wife Mary Corson, are significant donors to Governor Gina Raimondo. Raimondo, who has said in the past she supports the Rhode Island lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, has refused to donate or return the donations from the Sacklers. Reuters

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LOC K12 teacher primary sources

Deadline to Apply for 2019 Summer Teacher institutes is March 10th!

The Library of Congress is continues to accept applications for our 2019 Summer Teacher Institutes for educators interested in using primary sources with their students.  Interested applicants are invited to apply by the deadline of March 10, 2019.  More information on this free professional development opportunity for educators of all disciplines, interested in using primary sources with their students, follows: 2019 Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes

Immerse yourself in the practice of teaching with primary sources from the unparalleled collections of Library of Congress. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., our Summer Teacher Institutes provide educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. While practicing these teaching strategies, attendees will explore some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available in the Library’s collections. They will also conduct research to identify primary sources and develop an activity related to their classroom content.

The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes are appropriate for K-12 educators across many disciplines, including: Social Studies/History, English Language Arts, Science, Art, Music, or any other educators who feel that primary sources could be used with their curricula. Librarians and Curriculum/Professional Development specialists are also encouraged to apply.

Three week-long Summer Teacher Institute sessions will be offered this summer:

General Focus – open to K-12 educators across all content areas:

  • July 8-July 12, 2019
  • July 29-August 2, 2019

Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach science, technology, or engineering, or collaborate with those who do:

  • July 15-July 19, 2019

Institute and instructional materials are provided at no cost. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and any required overnight accommodations.

Applications for the Summer Teacher Institutes are due March 10, 2019 and require a letter of recommendation. Read more and apply now


► Mapping Student Debt – Map 1: An Introduction

Senators ask #Facebook why it tricked kids into spending parents’ money

►250 pages of internal #Facebook emails, presentations and internal API documentation published by UK parliament pdf

► #DeleteFacebook #facebook Revolving Door

► UC engaged in necessary fight for open access to research-based knowledge

► Trump and His Associates Had More Than 100 Contacts With Russians Before the Inauguration

Using information security to explain why disinformation makes autocracies stronger and democracies weaker By Cory Doctorow
Nov 27 2018


ED Review

Association for Career and Technical Education ACTE

Secretary announced Mark Brown as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA).

March is Women’s History Month.

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The NASA EXPRESS message features updates from NASA and STEM associates about workshops, internships, and fellowships; applications for grants or collaborations; promotions for student and educator opportunities; online professional development; and other announcements.



It’s so out of control

Trends in governing have eroded the beliefs, norms and processes by which we learn to be accommodating citizens in a pluralistic, deliberative democracy. By manufacturing rights that limit democratic decision-making, centralizing power in Washington far from citizens’ lives, and empowering unelected bureaucrats in federal regulatory agencies, we’ve obstructed Americans’ practice of self-government.

Is law in the hands of the consumer or big business or the presidents colleagues?

Jerry Nadler is demanding information on Trump’s business and ties to Russia as well as the administration’s activities.
Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has hired Daniel Goldman, who served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 2007 to 2017, as the committee’s senior adviser and director of investigations. He is a  veteran prosecutor with experience fighting Russian organized crime to lead his investigation of the Trump Administration.

Predatory Monoply Control
What the 1% Knows and you don’t
Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty
Moyers & Company
Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy – the very system our founders revolted against.
Patrimonial Capitalism Oligarchy Wealth – inherited wealth

!!!!!! Documenting all the places personal data goes.

►Top MultiState Buyers of Personal Health Information

HIBP Have I Been Pawned?

►Rich Uncle Penny Bags trolls Equifax Hearing

► The words “common” and “predominate” spell out the problem with 50-state cybersecurity class actions
A Congresswoman gave Equifax data breach lawsuits a gift

► The 50-State Cybersecurity Class Action Is Here to Stay. How to Defend Against It!

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos hates when he is spied on but loves to spy on everyone else.

How the National Enquirer obtained the intimate photos exchanged between Bezos and his mistress. Jeff Bezos new girlfriend, says she ‘loved being on camera’ sending Lauren Sanchez text messages.

The world’s richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else but doesn’t like it when his girlfriends phone gets hacked showing his sexting sexy texts of the adulterous affair via sms. It’s easy to trick cellular providers into essentially giving them access to the person’s phone number. Hackers just call up.

  • Verizon, impersonate you, and convince the company to redirect his text messages to a different SIM card, intercepting your one-time login codes.
  • Comcast set Xfinity mobile phone set pins to “0000,” for all it’s customers and no way for them to change it — helping attackers steal phone numbers Xfinity Mobile deploys fix after weak PIN system fueled number-porting attacks. Comcast help page was edited this week 3/1/19 to remove any references to the account PIN. xfinity Mobile does not allow adding a PIN to your number and the PIN is 0000 for all numbers.
  • Kanye West’s iPhone X password was 000000
  • Zuckerberg’s password across multiple accounts dadada

sexting / text messages are easily hacked / sms insecure
SMS text messages are often the weakest link in two-step logins

Hack Someone’s Phone to View Text Messages
Reddit Hacked, Despite SMS Two-Factor Authentication The hacker gained access to Reddit’s internal systems by circumventing SMS-based two-factor authentication on employee accounts. “We learned that SMS-based authentication is not nearly as secure as we would hope,” a website engineer said.

Push is an application level service, sitting on the top of existing WAP stack. The server does not simply send push content to the phone, the user would surely not accept, for instance, interrupting of a voice call.

SMS services are content services initiated by SMS message to certain (usually short) phone number, which then answers with requested content, if available. It can also be used to send regular text as well as advanced content like operator logos, ringing tones, business cards and phone configurations. Lastly… SMS, short messaging service, is a way to send short (160 character) messages from one GSM phone to another. Push over GPRS can only simplify matters. BUT QUITE SIMPLY, PHONES CURRENTLY OPERATE THIS WAY. Using two bearers seems to be an unnecessary complication. Because Push Proxy Gateway tokenizes SI and SL documents, it may fit one SMS message (if not, it is segmented for transfer). The push content is sent to the phones over SMS, but the content is fetched by the phone over IP bearer, for instance CSD or GPRS. Then the user can decide does he accept push or not. It contains an URL specifying the service and a text for user describing the content. These inform the user about the content become available, and it is displayed only when it is not interrupting anything. Instead it sends a specific XML document, either Service Indication or Service Loading. It defines three kind of XML documents, one for the push data itself and another for protocol purposes (these are called pap document or push control documents). OTA is a lightweight protocol speaking with WAP stack (to be more specific, with WSP), PAP speaks with the push initiator. It defines two protocols, OTA and PAP. For this purpose WAP Forum defined WAP Push. There is, however, situations when the server (called in this context a push initiator) should be the initiator, for instance, when it must send a mail notification or a stock quote. ^ explains pull mode of operation: the phone initiates the transaction. Therefore, Kannel (Twitter) functions simultaneously as both a WAP and an SMS gateway. Although WAP is the hot and technically superior technology, SMS phones exist in huge numbers and SMS services are thus quite useful.

Turn on the service Text “on” to 40404
Turn off mobile updates but keeep an active account on the web you can test “off” to 40404 or visit and trun off phone alerts. To delete your account text “delete me” to 40404 or visit your settings page and click “Delete your account.”

ALL THIS SPYING ON YOU !!!! is just fine with Jeff he just doesn’t like it when it happens to him.

2017, Amazon’s Rekognition AI face-recognition software used by governments and police forces around the world to spy on crowds.

Amazon is vying for a $10 billion contract with the Department of Defense to consolidate and host its data on the cloud.
Google is no longer competing for the $10 billion contract, and it decided not to renew an AI contract with the Pentagon after employees signed a petition.

Jeff Bezos says his companies will continue to do business with the US Department of Defense, despite internal and external criticism.
“If big tech companies are going to turn their back on the DoD, this country is going to be in trouble,” said Bezos on stage at the Wired25 conference in San Francisco on Monday.
The billionaire has faced backlash from Amazon (AMZN) employees over its business deals with government agencies.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos acknowledged his company’s Amazon’s AI Rekognition face-recognition software might be put to “bad uses,” buh he said the solution was to wait for society’s eventual “immune response” to take care of the problems.


► ► “When they substitute their knowledge for ours, we grow angry because they have robbed us of our agency.”

Trends in governing have eroded the beliefs, norms and processes by which we learn to be accommodating citizens in a pluralistic, deliberative democracy. By manufacturing rights that limit democratic decision-making, centralizing power in Washington far from citizens’ lives, and empowering unelected bureaucrats in federal regulatory agencies, we’ve obstructed Americans’ practice of self-government.

► Google employees walked out for the right to sue their bosses.
“This is just the beginning of a movement for more employee control of what gets built and for whom.”

► Amazon worker pushes Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement

I’m an Amazon Employee. My Company Shouldn’t Sell Facial Recognition Tech to Police.
Amazon’s ‘Rekognition’ program shouldn’t be used as a tool for mass surveillance

A couple weeks ago, my co-workers delivered a letter to this effect, signed by over 450 employees, to Jeff Bezos and other executives. The letter also contained demands to kick Palantir, the software firm that powers much of ICE’s deportation and tracking program, off Amazon Web Services and to institute employee oversight for ethical decisions.

►ACLU, “Rekognition can identify, track, and analyze people in real time and recognize up to 100 people in a single image.
It can quickly scan information it collects against databases featuring tens of millions of faces.” “Amazon’s Rekognition raises profound civil liberties and civil rights concerns.” “Amazon’s Rekognition raises profound civil liberties and civil rights concerns.”

► Kent Walker, google’s general counsel and senior vice president of global affairs, made it clear that Google — unlike Amazon and Microsoft — will not sell a face recognition product until the technology’s potential for abuse is addressed.

Amazon encourages governments to use its technology to track “persons of interest” and monitor public spaces, comparing everyone to databases with tens of millions of faces.
Amazon even suggested pairing face recognition with police body cameras, a move that would transform devices meant for police accountability into roving mass-surveillance devices.

► Amazon’s Rekognition falsely matched 28 members of Congress against a mugshot database. Tellingly, congressional members of color were disproportionately misidentified, including civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. And that test wasn’t based on a hypothetical: Law enforcement has already been using Rekognition to match pictures against arrest-photo databases.

► We’re All Spies, Now—And Not Even Trump Can Hide From Our Prying Eyes
“Loose tweets destroy fleets,” the U.S. Air Force advised in 2015.
Amateur plane-spotters tracked Air Force One as it secretly made its way to Iraq, demonstrating the power of readily-available tools to reveal covert military operations. Taking advantage of plane- and ship-tracking websites, commercial satellite imagery, internet forums for aviation photographers and other social media, these amateurs have become a new kind of hybrid journalist and spy. They call their practice “open-source intelligence,” or OSINT and claim they’re keeping people informed and holding government accountable.
► Compromised supply chain attacks are a well-established, if underappreciated, method of surveillance — and much work remains to be done to secure computing devices from this type of compromise.

►Federal lobbying law:
If the Saudis or any other foreign government did direct or pay any company to produce such a magazine, that company would be required to register with the government under the Foreign Agent Registration Act.

These revelations give rise to serious concerns about abuse.
“It’s important to remember that the NSA’s surveillance activities are anything but narrowly focused — the agency is collecting massive amounts of sensitive information about virtually everyone.” “A U.S. person is entitled to greater legal protections against NSA surveillance than foreigners are.” ~Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union

The Associated Press show that a Pro Saudi digital copy of the magazine, produced by American Media Inc., was quietly shared with officials at the Saudi Embassy in Washington almost three weeks before its publication. Trump administration has aggressively courted the Saudis and found a willing partner on a range of issues, including Iran, counterterrorism and Middle East peace, in the kingdom’s royal family.

►Metadata embedded in the PDF file, obtained by the AP from two different individuals, show it was produced by an AMI production employee at 8:41 p.m. on Feb. 19. By the next day — Feb. 20 — Saudi officials had started forwarding it to Washington foreign policy contacts, giving them an early look.
► Pecker dined at the White House with Trump and a French businessman with close business ties to the Saudis, and later traveled to Riyadh to pitch Saudi investors on helping AMI acquire Time magazine, The New York Times reported.
► Kushner’s family real estate firm, The Kushner Cos., once sought money from a Saudi investor to buy out its partner in a Manhattan skyscraper that had been losing money for years.
► “Catch and Kill” AMI paid $30,000 8 months earlier to a former doorman at a Trump building requiring him to sign a contract that  prevented him from going public. AMI said it paid the doorman not for his silence, but for exclusive rights to the story
►The document, provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, identifies six targets, all Muslims, as “exemplars” of how “personal vulnerabilities” can be learned through electronic surveillance, and then exploited to undermine a target’s credibility, reputation and authority.
►Wherever you are, the NSA’s databases store information about your political views, your medical history, your intimate relationships and your activities online,” he added. “The NSA says this personal information won’t be abused, but these documents show that the NSA probably defines ‘abuse’ very narrowly.
►The NSA possesses embarrassing sexually explicit information about at least two of the targets by virtue of electronic surveillance of their online activity. The report states that some of the data was gleaned through FBI surveillance programs carried out under the Foreign Intelligence and Surveillance Act.
► James Bamford, a journalist who has been covering the NSA since the early 1980s, said the use of surveillance to exploit embarrassing private behavior is precisely what led to past U.S. surveillance scandals
► Trump Ordered Officials to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance