Uncooperative Radio 07-10-18 Live!

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Uncooperative Radio 07-02-18 Live!

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We start the show with a Prayer. Antifa is a terrorist group. Brian will explain Cryptocurrencies, what’s up with our schools and take this the food police.

The Student Data-Mining Scandal Under Our Noses

From The Daily Signal:

While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook’s intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren.

It doesn’t take undercover investigative journalists to unmask the massive privacy invasion enabled by educational technology and federal mandates. The kiddie data heist is happening out in the open—with Washington politicians and bureaucrats as brazen co-conspirators.

Facebook is just one of the tech giants partnering with the Department of Education and schools nationwide in pursuit of student data for meddling and profit. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Pearson, Knewton, and many more are cashing in on the Big Data boondoggle.

State and federal educational databases provide countless opportunities for private companies exploiting public schoolchildren subjected to annual assessments, which exploded after adoption of the tech industry-supported Common Core “standards,” tests, and aligned texts and curricula.

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The recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act further enshrined government collection of personally identifiable information—including data collected on attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions—and allows release of the data to third-party contractors thanks to Obama-era loopholes carved into the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

And the so-called school-to-work pipeline creates endless avenues into taxpayer coffers for firms pitching data-gathering initiatives to “align” student learning with “skill sets” and “competencies” desired by corporations.

Facebook, for example, joined with the Department of Education’s federally sponsored Digital Promise initiative last fall to develop a system of “micro-credentialing” badges for adult students in digital marketing. You can be sure it’s not merely out of benevolence and public interest that Zuckerberg’s empire is training thousands of these students to learn “Social Media Marketing Basics,” “Marketing with Facebook Pages,” “Marketing with Facebook Ads,” and “Marketing with Instagram.”

As parent and educational privacy advocate Cheri Kiesecker reported, the Facebook/Digital Promise partnership is “a wonderful data collection and marketing tool for Facebook and the US Department of Ed, but it is incredibly alarming for students’ privacy and security.”

Facebook is on the march from luring adult students into its orbit to encroaching on secondary and elementary school-age users through its Messenger Kids app and “whole-child personalized learning” programs funded through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

CZI, a “philanthropic investment company” funded with up to $1 billion in Facebook shares over the next three years, is headed by Jim Shelton. He’s a former program officer at the Gates Foundation and a key Common Core champion in the Obama administration.

“Personalized learning” is an edutech buzz phrase for hijacking the classroom and hooking students and teachers on branded software and hardware—iPads, SMART Boards, computerized portfolios, homework apps, you name it—without any evidence that such shiny objects improve academic performance.

Under the guise of customizable assessments, public and private preschools in Colorado experimented with toddlers whose student activities and social/emotional behaviors were tracked using the TS Gold (Teaching Strategies Gold) system—funded with $30 million in Race to the Top subsidies under the Obama administration.

As I reported in 2014, parent Lauren Coker discovered that TS Gold assessors in her son’s Aurora, Colorado, public preschool had recorded information about his trips to the bathroom, his hand-washing habits, and his ability to pull up his pants.

Sunny Flynn, a mom with kids in Jefferson County, Colorado, asked all the right questions: “What security measures are being used to protect this data? Who exactly has access to this data? How long will the data be stored? What is the proven benefit of a kindergarten teacher putting all of this data into a database?”

With little public oversight, Google has infiltrated schools through its “free” Google Apps for Education suite. As I’ve reported previously, Google is building brand loyalty through its questionable certification program that essentially turns teachers into tax-subsidized lobbyists for the company. GAFE enrollees are “trained” on Google products, earn certification, and then open up consultancy businesses and bill their school districts (i.e., the public) to hawk Google’s suite of products to other colleagues.

And this week, 23 parent and watchdog groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google is violating child protection laws by collecting personal data of and advertising to those aged under 13.

Over the past four years, Google has admitted “scanning and indexing” student email messages sent using GAFE and data mining student users for commercial gain when they use their accounts for noneducational purposes. Google can collect student/family data to target ads through related services outside the GAFE suite, such as YouTube for Schools, Blogger and Google Plus. These are not covered under the already watered-down federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Under the Obama years, Grand Canyon-sized loopholes in federal student and family privacy protections opened data mining to third-party private entities. Those have yet to be closed by the Trump administration. Why not? It’s time to drain the student data-mining swamp and their facilitators in Washington. For the children.

Surprise! ‘Good guy with a gun’ stops school shooting

It’s another prime example of how a good guy with a gun can save dozens of innocent lives when under attack by a madman hellbent on mass murder.

A student gunman at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland tore through the campus at 8 a.m. Tuesday, shooting and injuring two students.

“There was a loud sound and everyone started screaming and running,” tweeted student Mollie Davis.

But an armed school resource officer, Blaine Gaskill, wasn’t about to stand down or wait for backup.

He was determined to save innocent young lives. So Gaskill wasted no time in pursuing attacker Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, who was armed with a Glock handgun.

Read More:
http://www.wnd.com/2018/03/surprise-good-guy-with-a-gun-stops-school-shooting/

Show Notes 10-18-2015

Sunday show 10-18-15

Refugees surprised by polar bear when attempting to jump into back of truck
A group of refugees attempting to reach the United Kingdom got a surprise when they attempted to board a truck and discovered a polar bear inside.
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NAACP says Roy resident’s hanged man Halloween decoration is racially insensitive
A Utah man says he won’t take down a hanged man decoration that’s part of his annual Halloween display, despite a complaint from the NAACP that the decoration simulates the lynching of African-Americans.
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Big banks to American company’s: “We don’t want your money.”
State Street Corp., the Boston bank that manages assets for institutional investors, for the first time has begun charging some customers for large dollar deposits, people familiar with the matter said. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., the nation’s largest bank by assets, has cut unwanted deposits by more than $150 billion this year, in part by charging fees.
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“The Harbinger Man” changes even Washington
“The Harbinger Man” Jonathan Cahn’s message has been delivered to Washington and in Washington multiple times. It’s been handed out in Congress and it’s been thundered from a podium in Statuary Hall.
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Benghazi investigator tells GOP lawmakers to ‘shut up’ on probe
The Republican chairman of the congressional panel probing the Benghazi tragedy is telling his GOP colleagues to “shut up” about the committee’s work because most of them know very little about what the panel is doing.
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Illinois Army vet 75 saves 16 kids from knife wielding teen
A former Army vet is recovering from stab wounds after putting himself between 16 terrified children and a knife-wielding teen determined to kill at an Illinois public library this week.
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DOJ Official Praises the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Work in Combating Domestic Terrorism
 John Carlin, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) assistant attorney general for National Security, announced on Wednesday that the DOJ is creating a new position of domestic terrorism counsel to combat the “real and present threat” of domestic extremism.
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Indiana top cop to Obama: I won’t register guns
Sheriff Brad Rogers, the top-ranking law enforcement official for Elkhart County, Indiana, said during a panel appearance on WNIT’s “Politically Speaking” segment that he wouldn’t abide government orders to register weapons from private citizens within his jurisdiction, no matter what President Obama presses.
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Common Core-aligned writing lesson on gun debate fuels claims of political agenda
Common Core backers are sneaking a social and political agenda into nationalized curriculum, say critics, who now have new ammo in a writing lesson plan for teachers that they say gives a slanted perspective of the gun debate.
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MT students celebrate as school drops Michelle O’s lunch rules
Montana’s Bozeman High School is proving schools can serve students nutritious meals they’ll love without Michelle Obama’s guiding hand.
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Student criticism of Jefferson shouldn’t be ‘taken seriously’
Inspired by the successful removal of a Jefferson Davis statue at the University of Texas, a few students at the University of Missouri are demanding administrators take down a campus statue of Thomas Jefferson.
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Show notes 12/02/2012

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 12/2/12
Advent
Advent time is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.
5 states to increase class time in some schools
Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer.

Teacher’s Reward Program Charges Second-Graders for Bathroom Breaks
The mother of a 7-year-old Irving elementary school student says her son wet his pants in class after his teacher refused to let him use the restroom Thursday afternoon.

Winemakers blend tradition and technology
The Old World trade of winemaking is experimenting with social media, iPhone apps, QR codes and other digital advances to bolster sales and solidify customer relations.

Interventionism Part Two
Interventionism is any act of government that both represents the initiation of physical force and, at the same time, stops short of imposing an all-round socialist economic system, in which production takes place entirely, or at least characteristically, at the initiative of the government.

Show notes 09/20/12

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Thursday 9/20/12
 
Teen rejoins team after it allows him to wear pink gloves to support his mother 
A 12-year-old boy who bought pink gloves to wear at his football game to show support for his mother, who has breast cancer, is returning to the team he quit over a dispute with the coach. http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/09/13/teen-rejoins-team-after-it-allows-him-to-wear-pink-gloves-to-support-mother-who/?test=latestnews#ixzz26O1Gaa2n
 
School denies Autistic boy lunch due to billing issue 
The mother of a kindergarten student with autism is outraged because the boy was denied lunch at his New Jersey school due to a billing issue.  
Walmart Apologizes After Booting Kids From Store For Singing ‘God Bless America’ 
75 students and their parents were kicked off Wal-Mart property Wednesday evening.Were they protesting the high price of school supplies? Nope. The Miramar principal and her students were simply trying to sing “God Bless America” to honor the fallen heroes of 9-11. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/09/13/students-sing-god-bless-america-at-wal-mart-manager-calls-cops/
 
Massachusetts parents furious after school fails to call ambulance for daughter 
A Saugus couple says they are furious with their daughter’s school because staff did not call an ambulance after the fourth-grader suffered a broken arm on the playground. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/20/massachusetts-parents-furious-after-school-fails-to-call-ambulance-for-daughter/?test=latestnews#ixzz272vxQfnJ
 
State department was discussing putting Marines in Libya sometime in the next five years 
Prior to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the State Department and the Marines Corps had been discussing deploying Marines to guard the U.S. Embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli “sometime in the next five years,” according to the Marine Corps. http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/20/state_department_was_discussing_putting_marines_in_libya_sometime_in_the_next_five_
 
Antarctic Sea ice sets another record 
Antarctic sea ice set another record this past week, with the most amount of ice ever recorded on day 256 of the calendar year (September 12 of this leap year). Please, nobody tell the mainstream media or they might have to retract some stories and admit they are misrepresenting scientific data. 
‘Furious’ report slams ‘disregard’ for public safety as DOJ officials quit 
A bombshell report released Wednesday on Operation Fast and Furious faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program and accused officials in charge of a “disregard” for public safety.