Broward County Officials Forced To Admit School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Was in Diversionary Program….

The Broward County school and law enforcement officials have finally admitted Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was indeed a participant in the “Promise Program”; a corrupt diversionary program intended to keep students out of the legal system.  Until today school and county officials had denied Cruz’s participation.

FLORIDA – Broward school district officials admitted Sunday that the confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gunman was assigned to a controversial disciplinary program, after the superintendent repeatedly claimed Nikolas Cruz had “no connection” to the alternative punishment designed to limit on-campus arrests.

[…] When asked for a response, a spokeswoman for Superintendent Robert Runcie stated on Friday that district administrators were aggressively analyzing Cruz’s records.

[…] The Broward Sheriff’s Office has also said Cruz didn’t attend PROMISE.

“The school board reports that there was no PROMISE program participation,” BSO representative Jack Dale said during a recent meeting of a new state commission tasked with investigating the shooting.  (read more)

Nothing good comes from this admission now. Heck, it’s not an admission – they just got caught lying.  Notice who was lying: “the sheriff’s office and the school board.”  Think about it. Nice display of adult moral values for the students, no?

Nothing will change. The program continues today.  Illegal acts are still being covered up, and ever-increasing unlawful behavior is still being hidden in an effort to attain more favorable school statistics, and the subsequent money. Nothing will change there, nothing.

It didn’t change when Trayvon Martin was involved; they covered-up for him.  It won’t change just because Nikolas Cruz was involved.  Unfortunate, but the corruption runs too deep…. Way, way too deep.

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233 Responses to Broward County Officials Forced To Admit School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Was in Diversionary Program….

  1. ruckwarrior says:

    It’s amazing they left this piece of information out to continue the gun control narrative.

    Liked by 25 people

  2. holly100 says:

    Nice job Sundance. You called it.

    Liked by 31 people

    • He called it during the Trayvon Martin case. Predicted this very sort of thing would happen as a result.

      As Sundance often says, once you understand the scheme it’s easy to predict the outcome. It seems eerie to those who don’t grasp the underlying dynamic, but it’s clear as day.

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      • sundance says:

        Amen. ^

        [Bearing witness also makes your heart hurt. True.]

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        • TMonroe says:

          Precisely; it’s not with happiness that we anticipate such outcome, but with a duty to witness to the truth and hopefully speak to the wisdom of doing the right thing rather than stay silent in the face of PC priorities that kill.

          Liked by 10 people

        • quintrillion says:

          I contacted the white house and linked to this article. What the heck is Betsy DeVos doing, She could end this Promise program & withhold money from the Fraudulent School Broad in Broward until it is ended. I wonder how many other areas have this insane promise program?

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          • Minnie says:

            Quin, I know of an instance where an NYPD detective and partner appeared in a Bronx high school to execute an outstanding Warrant on a “student”.

            The “principal” did everything in her power to stymie their efforts, going as far as to call the Office of the Mayor.

            In the end, the criminal was put in cuffs but not without a scene.

            That was over 10 years ago in NYC.

            Yes, it’s rampant.

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          • IMO, an even better question: where in the hell was FL AG Pam Bondi? Why did SHE allow these “collaborative agreements?” She has been FL AG since 2010……so what does SHE have to say for herself????

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          • piper567 says:

            Quintrilion, I don’t think we need another Cabinet Member to rag on bc we do not hear from them Every Day.
            I don’t know what Ben Carson does for a living either, but I assume he earns his keep.
            If DeVos is even marginally involved in the demise of her Dept., I’d be a happy camper.
            And she has withdrawn Common Core as a Federal Mandate…pretty bigstuff.

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        • labrat says:

          The cousin of one of my dearest friends lost his daughter in the shooting. Sadly, the parents are so entrenched in the anti-gun narrative they wanted nothing to do with listening to your cautionary tale when I tried to get the word out to them. Breaks my heart everytime they post about gun issues and never about Broward county failures. I can understand the anti-gun stance but not their refusal to entertain any of the other issues in this case.

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          • Sunshine says:

            There are quite a few people like that, their inability to reach out of the box. I know some.
            It’s quite tedious leading them, baby steps at a time, toward the path of reasoning. For one subject matter alone, it requires hours of patience and soft questions. Eventually, they arrive at the correct conclusion on their own. Loads of tolerance involved.

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          • brh82 says:

            Many people respond to the lure of a monetary reward for filing a law suit against the Broward County School Board. The 17 sets of parents would have some leverage, especially if they joined forces. Maybe “the other issues” besides guns would become relevant.

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        • Paul says:

          A painful heart indeed…

          The Genie
          And Adam glanced back at the tree
          As he was leaving
          Said, “Baby, that’s the price we pay
          Knowing is grieving”

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        I didn’t follow CTH them. What was Sundance’s take? … I did read somewhere he was high.

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        • CTH uncovered the whole sordid truth of who Trayvon Martin really was. Contrary to the angelic (out of date) photo of a little boy who looked a bit like Emmitt Till, Martin was a nearly grown and troubled young man. He liked to smoke weed, drink “Lean” (a cough syrup/watermelon punch/Skittles candy cocktail, the mixers he had on him that night), and was an underground MMA fighter. He was also a punk kid who, along with his homeys, apparently burglarized houses.

          He had been caught at school with burglar tools and stolen property, but it was swept under the rug as part of the “Promise Program.” Which led to a bigger, wider expose on the program itself. Basically, the school district and local authorities manipulating crime statistics for money. Not by reducing crime, but by minimizing, ignoring, and covering it up.

          Sundance said as the schools spiraled out of control, the crimes escalated. He predicted eventually there’s going to be a murder or a school shooting.

          And he was dead right. Sadly.

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          • In addition to your concise summary, Sundance also took the time and expense to connect crime reports from the two agencies (municipal cops and school system cops). Neither of them had ever bothered to do so before.

            It resulted in a lady getting her jewelry back, instead of sitting in the corrupt school district’s evidence locker.

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          • TheLastDemocrat says:

            A kid had gotten jewelry stolen. TM was caught with the jewelry in his backpack, and with a screwdriver – used to break into the locker.

            Caught red-handed, the school’s choice was to morph the problem into a “disciplinary” matter, rather than a theft. Why? The claim from a couple different angles out there in the progressive community is that our school system is engineered to get African American men in trouble in school, so that these guys decide they don’t fit in our overall society, and will end up in the slammer.

            Why? To feed the private-prison industry. The school-to-prison pipeline.

            To break this pipeline, African American kids are supposed to have much lighter charges and penalties when they break rules, break laws, break windows, or break faces.

            How to promote this strategy? Federal dollars for support of such programs.

            But the program cannot say “go easy on the African American boys.” They are constructed to go easy on discipline, generally, with the net effect being that such a program will disproportionately favor African American boys.

            So, while it is supposed that there is a “profit motive” for school-to-prison pipeline, it is documented that there is money for changing these penalties. School systems have a gravy train of money for developing these alternative systems.

            The same federal program at work in TM’s school was, and maybe still is, in place at Cruz’s school.

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          • Richard Whitney says:

            He had the ingredients of Purple Drank with him on that fateful night.

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        • Sharon says:

          If you put “Trayvon Martin” in the search window in the right hand margin, you get these results:

          https://theconservativetreehouse.com/?s=Trayvon+Martin

          Or you could click on the “Zimmerman Research” section that is in the right hand margin.

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        • JAS says:

          It was then when I joined in and got a branch in the Treehouse neighborhood. Those were some deep in the weeds research days. SD did a fantastic job getting the Broward county documents, which exposed the whole case wide open. The defense was actually reading the posts here.

          At that time I did my share of posts on the electronics issues, the phones, specifically, Rachel Jeante texts and phone calls. Fast forward to the Ferguson case – after the experience with the Martin case, we were all sort of “seasoned” so I saw that one more like a cake walk.

          This site IS the place for honest, conservative (and I use that word as a blessing), truth first analysis; Let the chips fall were they may, honest to goodness truth.

          Proud to be a Treeper.

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        • jello333 says:

          “I did read somewhere he was high.” HUH? 😀 But anyway, I’m not sure what exactly you’re asking, but if it’s just a general question about the GZ/TM case… well, Sundance and the Treehouse was ground zero of the crowd-sourcing investigation of that case. No other blog on earth even came close. And we were watched closely by several of the participants, including lawyers, family members, media, etc.

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          • jello333 says:

            Ah, never mind my question about your “he was high” comment… I see now you must have been referring to Tray Tray. (For some reason I at first thought you meant Sundance… and while I can’t speak for him I’d say, no not likely. 😉 )

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      • Patriot1783 says:

        Very predictable when one opens their eyes and ears.

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  3. Trumpstumper says:

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    Liked by 10 people

  4. This program would end much faster if the Trump Administration removed the financial incentives that motivated it in the first place. Just sayin’.

    Liked by 27 people

  5. Chickens coming home to roost.

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  6. peachteachr says:

    Trayvon was killed in 2012. At the time, the school had jewelry that was stolen from a house nearby, burglary tools, marijuana, and spray paint he had used to tag the school. If the truth were finally known, it was the probably the spray paint that pushed the school to suspend him. How dare he deface their property.

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    • The best thing to get a troubled kid back on track is to let him suffer the consequences.

      My best friend in high school became a career criminal and is currently serving a long stretch in the state pen. The turning point for him? When he got busted for a petty crime (check forgery), he and his accomplice confessed and were given a diversion program for “first offenders”.

      It might have worked, but for one terrible thing: After he confessed, the detective mocked him for being so stupid. “Man, we had NOTHING on you! If you hadn’t confessed we would’ve had to let you go!”

      The lesson he learned: If you’re smart enough you can avoid getting caught, but even if you do there aren’t any real consequences if you’re a minor, just a slap on the wrist for first offenders.

      I guarantee you, there are hundreds of little punks who might have been saved but instead the “Promise Program” taught them the same lesson my friend learned.

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      • mike says:

        It starts in elementary school. Everyone is afraid to even touch the little criminals, like detain them. To legally, physically restrain them at all, the little thugs aborning, is literally shocking to both them and the schools.

        It is necessary to send the message.

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  7. Straight from the Clinton/Obama playbook…

    Deny, deny, deny until the story has faded enough from the mainstream, and then admit it quietly and hope it doesn’t get much publicity. If anyone notices, then say that it’s old news and has already been fully covered!

    Liked by 25 people

    • Garavaglia says:

      Except Clinton/Obama are not in charge. Whose playbook is our current administration using?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Pyrran says:

        Sadly, the rot goes pretty deep.

        Liked by 2 people

        • piper567 says:

          Pyrran, Yep, the rot is deep.
          Several years ago many school districts in WA adopted these ozero “suggestions”.
          Our local rag had a multi-paged article touting the fairness and virtue of this Program, and published statistics ab the sin that most kids who were expelled or detained were Minorities…and this program would bring more balance to school discipline.
          Truly nauseating.
          strictly raciss.

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      • Deb says:

        You really think this isn’t the Left’s MO?

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  8. fleporeblog says:

    I follow this incredible father (Andrew Pollack) that lost his beautiful daughter that day at the school. The other night would have been her prom night.

    The man is on a mission and I give him all the credit in the world. The Superintendent is in for a rude awakening!

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  9. JPatrick says:

    Just another lie that is really a smoke screen to the real issue. Who’s in charge of the nation’s youth and the undermining of the Constitution of this Great Land!
    It is the to take back our Republic and call out the lying and corruption and hold those who do it to account! Fire them and expose them to local voters and send them to jail!

    Semper Fidelis/Semper Vigilis

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    • mike says:

      Need to confront the Camera Hogg on camera with this. Rub his nose in it publicly and and not let him off, get the footage as the little nazi explodes.

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  10. What is this “… spokeswoman for Superintendent Robert Runcie stated on Friday that district administrators were aggressively analyzing Cruz’s records.”

    How many records could he have, and how long could it take to analyze? How does one “aggressively” analyze records? Are they snarling and growling as they leaf through the file?

    They already know the whole story; they’re just spinning.

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  11. fleporeblog says:

    Dana Loesch to her credit is putting both POS under the spotlight today as well!

    Liked by 14 people

    • JC says:

      Arrogant, doofus Sheriff Israel who is, to use the perfect phrase coined by Sundance: a lying liar who lies. Also, guilty of murder in the second degree, in my book.

      God bless and comfort those families and friends who lost those most precious children and some of their teachers. 😩

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    • lisabrqwc says:

      Gov Scott needs to speak out sooner rather than later. If I see one more of his campaign commercials here in Sarasota without him on camera saying something of substance about this shameful situation in Broward and the rest of this state, he’s dead to me.

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    • rrick says:

      The numbers in that vote by the deputies indicates that there are 628 deputies. Broward County has a population of just less than 2 million. That sure is a lot of deputies. For total law enforcement, have to add the city PDs, mullet cops, etc.

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  12. f.fernandez says:

    The students want someone to lobby against? Officials rolling the dice to keep criminal thugs records clean. The parents should sue the school s i.g stem.

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  13. Rhoda R says:

    It is clear that the school and the sheriff’s office conspired to defraud the US Government (taxpayers) to gain monies from the financial incentives while covering up the real crimes.

    Liked by 13 people

    • cplogics says:

      This program is probably going on in every large school district in the nation – only the name may be different. This is not just a Florida issue, this is a national education extortion issue.

      Liked by 15 people

      • PaulM says:

        That’s correct. California schools are the model for this bullshit. There have been so many rapes in the hallways and restrooms and damn few get reported to keep that money rolling in and to achieve the demographics that get the political support from “underrepresented” groups.

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        • wondering999 says:

          This is old (2008), Drew Carey with Reason.TV at Locke High School in Los Angeles. IThe video describes classroom conditions that were impossible for students and teachers, gangbangers beating up other students and threatening them

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      • annieoakley says:

        eplogies. Not probably going on. It i everywhere.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      This is going on in schools all over the US..
      As a sub I have been shocked by comments from some teachers. What was weird is to get the information you have to ask direct questions, for they won’t just spurt it out.
      Many teachers fear sending kinds to office until it becomes an actual physical event. Sorry to tell you, but by that time it is too late. One physical event as the only report usually gets minor punishment if any, and then it just keeps escalating.
      Depending on who is in a classroom, many teachers don’t teach any more, they just babysit big children that they hope wont turn on them.

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  14. Carrie says:

    A dear friend of mine is an advocate for children with special needs and acts pro bono for special cases. One of her new clients was a young girl of 14 who was raped by 3 students at the high school in southern Florida. It received extensive coverage in the media. The attackers tested positive for STD’s and HIV. They actually suspended the victim and questioned her for hours without parental notification. I have been calling her to tell her to see if the 3 assailants were members of the Promise Program. She had never heard of it. I just sent her this link and I hope she can also sue for that too if it turns out one or all of them were part of that program. The schools have to be forced to protect the vulnerable innocent students at these schools! (And normally that means lawsuits and hefty fines or they won’t change anything). On a side note, on one of her pervious cases the school district actually forged a parent’s signature. She actually called onto the stand a former FBI writing analyst- and tore their case to smithereens. Sadly, the judges usually just let the school district win unless there is outright fraud like she was able to expose.

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    • mike says:

      Parents and grandparents?
      Plan A: Private or home school. If not,
      Plan B: vigilance on the problems and sources…

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      • Carrie says:

        This is a family of second generation poverty and poor education with a divorced mother. A lot of good people fall through the cracks. Obviously improving public schools will help many people, but it isn’t going to be easy. My friend has had her now transferred to a safer nearby school (which still isn’t amazing, but it’s what her client wanted).

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  15. Curry Worsham says:

    Bean counting: Those dead kids are the unfortunate cost of doing business in the Broward County school system.
    Better luck next time.

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  16. Curry Worsham says:

    Bean counting: Those dead kids are the unfortunate cost of doing business in the Broward County school system.
    Better luck next time.

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  17. Curry Worsham says:

    Bean counting: Those dead kids are the unfortunate cost of doing business in the Broward County school system.
    Better luck next time.

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  18. Curry Worsham says:

    Bean counting: Those dead kids are the unfortunate cost of doing business in the Broward County school system.
    Better luck next time.

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  19. cplogics says:

    We knew this corruption was going on in the Martin case and continues to this day. Where is the Secretary of Education, the President, Homeland Security. Does anyone give a damn?

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  20. mikey says:

    Nice legacy you got there Obama. Even more corpses racked up than HRC. That took some doing.

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  21. kinthenorthwest says:

    Thank you Sundance. Great article.
    There were just too many many reports to authorities, On top of that the Hogg group even admits that they bullied/Ostracized him for years. Cruz not only lost both his parents but I read someplace that Cruz even had learning disabilities..
    Add the Bullying- the lack of proper help from the school (can’t blame parents too much, since he lost both) and most likely lack of proper education together and OUCH!..
    The Social Death Penalty: Why Being Ostracized Hurts Even More Than Bullying @alternet http://www.alternet.org/culture/social-death-penalty-why-being-ostracized-hurts-even-more-bullying
    None of this excuses what Cruz did, but why the school, law enforcement and/or .social services did not do something about about the long smoldering fuss to the Cruz keg of dynamite still angers me. .

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    • mike says:

      Wow. Hogg is previously involved? Needs to have his face publicly rubbed in it.

      Liked by 1 person

      • kinthenorthwest says:

        Emma said in her DC speech like she was proud of what they did to Cruz.
        Like I said it doesn’t excuse Cruz but damn the left is now escalating Bullying. 4200 plus kids commit suicide due to being Bullied.
        Obama put gangbangers on pedestals & now they are putting bullies on pedestals.

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  22. Johnnydub says:

    What you’re now discovering with Obama is something we here inn the UK learned years ago – that the disastrous results of letting leftist morons run your country can take years if not decades to become apparent.

    If you’re wondering how the UK managed to go down the pan so quickly, I give you Tony Blair.

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  23. Paul Killinger says:

    Except if the Promise Program was not established pursuant to federal legislation, the Trump Admin can simply cancel it.

    And even if it were, they can either re-write the related regulations and/or arbitrarily de-fund it. Then let Broward file suit and defend the practice in a public courtroom.

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  24. bullnuke says:

    It will be up to the voters to fix the corruption. We know how that will turn out.

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  25. lizzyp says:

    My daughter was a difficult student. I am the first to admit it, although I also feel compelled to point out that her defiance stemmed in large part from the school district’s actions and policies. One of which was a two tiered disciplinary system under which white children are punished more harshly than Hispanics. I watched it over and over again when the young Hispanic girl with whom she misbehaved was given lighter punishment. My daughter’s actions were always the kind that only hurt herself (ditching, tardiness etc.) She has a mouth on her, too. I get it and I don’t think she’s a saint.

    Somehow she got tangled up with another girl, also dark skinned and in my opinion a fledgling sociopath. After regular communication with the Principal and Vice Principal trying to straighten out my daughter’s behavior I know that it was clear to them that the other girl was a puppet master and was manipulating conflict all over the school. One day she signed into my daughter’s SM account and sent a series of absolutely vicious messages to other kids. I was called in to the school and the vice principal and I was able to definitively prove that my daughter had not posted the messages and could not have because at the time they were posted she was sitting in her therapists office. Together we worked back through the messages and the timing and concluded that the Puppet Master was the most likely sender. Didn’t matter, of course, because all the targets decided it was my daughter and weren’t satisfied until they jumped her one day. They pulled her off the bleachers and beat her so badly I thought one or both of her cheekbones were broken. Guess what? My daughter was suspended along with her attackers, because she was involved in a violent incident. We pressed charges, and while she was on probation the ring leader was texting death threats to my daughter.

    My point is that there are VERY real issues with school discipline and I think looking the other way for ANYONE, no matter how sympathetic one might be to their ‘home life’ or ‘situation’ is a very dangerous standard to set.

    Cruz was identified by nearly everyone as someone with severe issues yet nobody did anything. Society has got to figure out why and address that.

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    • PaulM says:

      So why didn’t you pull her out of school? Were you waiting for them to kill her?
      I can’t understand why people even send their children into these cess pools they call public schools. It’s not like their learning anything. I read reports everyday that are written by people with degrees and almost every sentence has spelling errors. Their math skills are non-existent.
      I think most people use the schools as a public funded babysitter.

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      • Carrie says:

        Paul, I understand your frustration, but it’s not our call to judge. We don’t know all of the history. I get frustrated when I see Treepers jump on other Treepers. We are all in this together and supporting one another is the way to move forward through tough things, even when we differ on the details. Same thing with TV commentators, some of them bother me too, they can be terribly annoying- but at least they are trying their best to get the message out.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Wow. No compassion for the mother today PaulM? How many children have you birthed and raised?

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        • PaulM says:

          Why should I have compassion for someone who willingly sends their kids to a place where they know it’s likely that they will be the victims of assault?
          BTW, How many? 4, all alive today.

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      • ShadowNOLAcon says:

        Wow just wow. Showing your bubble mentality of the “world is black and white” it’s not always possible to “just pull a child out of school” the means are not always there. Never attack a parent when you don’t know the full story it’s obvious she was trying. If the other daughters parents gave half flip as her this would be a non issue.

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        • Why is it not always possible to “just pull a child out of school?”

          I had not a problem in the world doing that and home schooling mine. Not only is it possible, it’s easy–and I am very proud of mine today……

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          • lizzyp says:

            Just out of curiosity, were you also the breadwinner? Because I was. I worked my buns off to by buy a house in a ‘good’ neighborhood, where the elementary school was one of the best in the state. Hustled my butt off to get her into the best middle school in the district, which is a magnet school and accepts students by special application/ lottery selection. Unless they come from the elementary that is almost entirely Hispanic – those kids get an automatic acceptance. The middle schools in that district, though, are beyond awful which I didn’t know that until I experienced it first hand. Then I spent several years trying to find a solution. Did I KNOW my daughter was going to be attacked by a gang when I sent her to school? NO, of course not. After it happened I did everything I could to provide her with a safe education and to address the issues she had that kept pulling her into the kind of relationships that lead to situations like that. But all the home schooling in the world wouldn’t matter if we didn’t have a home or food.

            Since you’re judging and we’re getting super personal and TMI about things, my efforts to help my struggling child resulted in me losing my job at the height of the recession and we subsequently lost our home to foreclosure. And I divorced the dead weight husband.

            I’m glad that home schooling was an option for you and your family, and I’m glad it worked out well for you and your children. I wish I’d done many things differently, but I can honestly say that I did the best I could with the knowledge and resources I had at the time.

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            • Carrie says:

              Bless you LizzyP – I hope you are happier now and your worst struggles are behind. Others support you here. Those voices aren’t terribly Christian, are they?

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            • Same deal with me – single parents have no choice when they have to work full-time. PaulM should be careful – arrogance and disdain for others often comes back around to bite one in the azz!

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              • Lizzyp says:

                Thank you!

                My last go around with Instant Karma was just last week. I called a client who is ALWAYS late getting his information in, so that I have to race to get EVERYBODY’s monthly returns filed. He’s a nice enough guy, but he is one of those charming guys who manages to shift every bit of his own responsibility onto someone else, then plays dumb when something goes wrong.

                I’d had enough. April is a tough month for tax preparers and on top of the April 15th deadline, I had sales taxes and quarterly payroll taxes to do. So everyone else in the office disappeared on April 19th and I was there slogging away and then I had to wait and wait for this guy to get his stuff in, and then I was going to have to scramble to process the hot mess of crap he always sends at the very last minute. I was tired and cranky, so my phone call was probably comparable to drunk texting an ex. But I did.

                “Hi, it’s LizzyP – I needed your information by yesterday, which I explained to you when I talked to you earlier this week. At this point, it will be almost impossible for me to proces your stuff in time to get downtown to deliver. I can’t make everybody else late by waiting on you, so your return WILL be filed late, and you WILL have a penalty and I’m sorry but I CAN’T wait…” (I’m not very good at assertive- sometimes I overshoot and land in aggressive world) “…uhh – what’s wrong, Z?” Once I slowed down I realized that the grown man on the other end of the phone sounded like he was crying. He was. He’d been to the doctor the day before (which was when he’d said he would deliver his information) and they told him they were pretty sure he had cancer.

                I seriously, seriously suck at ‘smack talk’!
                (Z had his info delivered within 2 hours and I was able to get it processed and everyone was filed on time, and the only one who suffered any stress or heartburn was me. I felt like I deserved it)

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                • Oh, bless you! We all have our breaking points when we say or do something we regret. Believe me, I have had WAY more than my share! Hang in there!

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            • Well, no need for such an accusatory reply…..Settle down, we are all friends here.

              Yes, I was the breadwinner, and no, it is not me or you that actually does the homeschooling so that point is really irrelevant.

              There are methods that you use for this, and you have to take a few minutes to research them and to educate yourself.

              Having been a substitute teacher in another life for a while, I estimated at that time that an hour or two of homeschooling per day was superior in educational quality to an entire day in the animal farms that we call the public school system.

              We used a teaching method developed by Pensacola Christian College called the ABeca system.

              It teaches hard knowledge without omitting God, but not in a mushy or churchy way. I can highly recommend the Abeka system.

              https://www.abeka.com

              So what do we as parents have to do? Nothing really, just be parents and make sure the child does the course work.

              I did not not exaggerate or in any way become accusatory in the post you challenged me on.

              I simply stated a fact: pulling your children out of the crime and drug infested indoctrination centers called public schools is not only possible, it is danged easy.

              In fact, in the evil age we live in today, I think it is every parent’s duty to do exactly that.

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              • Lizzyp says:

                I apologize for snipping back. No matter how hard I tried, I know that I made mistakes, mostly with my oldest because I didn’t know. It is much too easy to read comments as Shaming, whether that was the intent or not.

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                • Yes, I know……I read between the lines and actually felt your frustration in that post rather than anger.

                  The deal is that there are no perfect parents, I certainly was not and am not one. I’ll bet that many of us could have done better if we had it to do over again. But, alas, such is life.

                  So, no harm, no foul and welcome to CTH where you will find many gentle, intelligent people who really do respect other people for what they are, even with their problems– we all have them.

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        • Carrie says:

          I agree Shadow. And what an overarching generalizations about public schools. I am a product of a public school (I did end up going to graduate school even though we had metal detectors on the doors and barbed wire around the parking lot) and my 3 children are in public schools too. My eldest is taking 7 AP Exams this week and next. He wears his President Trump shirts with pride and schools kids who challenge him on it. Segregating yourself from those who don’t believe in the same beliefs doesn’t change anything. I’m teaching my kids to confront them head long. It’s also what I did as a proud American while living in Europe for 16 years in various countries. Again, I don’t like others here attacking other posters about personal stories when they obviously don’t know all of the facts. Even a judge (like Judge Ellis) needs to review all of the facts before making an informed judgement. He was at first warning Manafort about a lengthy prison sentence, and look at his attitude now that he has more information!

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          • Deb says:

            Former teacher here. I homeschool one child, the others go to private school. I myself attended an excellent public elementary school, then a private high school.

            There are good schools and bad schools. That’s it. The bad schools can be so bad, kids are killed.

            If you find your only option is a bad school, homeschool. There are online public schools now that are completely free. There are plenty of other free resources for those who don’t want to be a part of the public school system. There are inexpensive programs that are excellent and do most of the work for you.

            If your child has a good school, thank the Lord and always remember that good parents are what make good schools. Parents who demand accountability and stay on top of what’s happening in the entire district. This oversight is necessary. If you homeschool, the oversight is a lot easier.

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      • lizzyp says:

        I called that school and told them they needed to figure out where she was going to go for the rest of the year, after the suspension. “I don’t know where she’s going after this, but it damn sure won’t be this school!” were my exact words.

        My overall point was about people who think they are doing some sort of favor by going easy on kids with some perceived ‘hurdle’ without looking at what they are doing to society as a whole. That two tiered discipline system was, I later found out, not just at that school, it was district wide and was later shortened to (unofficially, of course, but communicated to teachers) ‘don’t discipline the brown children!’

        Now I pay higher rent and taxes so that I can live outside the boundaries for that school district. My youngest daughter will never go to any school in that district.

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  26. Caius Lowell says:

    Obama is political cancer — and that coward Sheriff “DNC” Israel too…

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    • mikey says:

      Debbie Wassermelon Shultz is more than likely mixed up in this too. Libturd districts should be marked as “no go” zones for federal funding.

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  27. Justice Warrior says:

    Wow! We need some patriots on our school boards to start protecting our children!

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    • rrick says:

      Justice Warrior, I agree however it is not easy. Your comment calls to mind two anecdotes, one involving a personal friend, the other a local woman I do not know.

      My friend had seen problems with the school board so he decided to run for election. He won! The largest problem on that school board was misappropriation of funds from two school bonds. As a contractor at the time, I saw where how that money was being spent; $800 for a nice leather chair for the school administrator, $45,000 for Cherry wood paneling for his office. $115K for a private bathroom for two persons (who worked 15 hours/month). $350K to remodel an elementary school which was closed within one year. Stuff like that.

      My friend thought he brought some fiscal accountability to the school board, he pushed for more public dialog, more transparency. In return, the public turned their wrath upon him. And by then he had no allies on the board since he had fairly upset the gravy train. In the 2nd year of his term he was recalled by an initiative started by a few rabble rousers.

      My friend was also my doctor. I saw his health begin to suffer and the stress rose. His practice suffered. It got to a point that he was actually relieved when the recall came around.

      The other story involved a retired woman. She had been a school librarian. After some years of personal travel she decided to run for the city library board. That sounds innocuous, right? Ha! It was a vicious election campaign. She did not win the election. Her opponent spent $45K, sent out full color mailers, dug up dirt on her opponent and so on.

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      • Justice Warrior says:

        No it won’t be easy, but our children need us. The good people need us. And when we partner with God and people who will pray with us and support us, circumstances can be a lot different.

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        • rrick says:

          Justice Warrior, I am wholeheartedly in agreement with what you propose. I do advocate for God fearing, conservative persons to run for elected positions. I suppose I wanted to share those anecdotes to show what a candidate may have in store if they do run. However, that it got that way means it can be changed and become more civil and civic minded.

          I have looked into running. I am dissuaded largely because I see the great sums of money to campaign for even a minor position. It is like one becomes the politician seeking donors before they even turn their attention to the duties of the position. We must restore civics before politics, if that makes sense.

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  28. Doug says:

    Good Lord,
    These people ruin everything they touch.
    2018 will for the salvation of our Republic

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  29. scott467 says:

    “Nothing will change. The program continues today. Illegal acts are still being covered up, and ever-increasing unlawful behavior is still being hidden in an effort to attain more favorable school statistics, and the subsequent money. Nothing will change there, nothing.”

    ___________________

    Until or unless DJT pulls the entire global crime ring down. We focus mostly on the national aspects, but it is certainly global in scope. There is no way to dismantle the American portion of it without taking down the international bad actors behind all of it.

    If that happens, EVERYTHING changes.

    Almost overnight.

    And it’s that or nothing.

    Either we tear it all down, or we go back to sleep.

    There is no middle ground.

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    • scott467 says:

      By ‘no middle ground’ I mean there’s no middle ground left.

      There is only the ground occupied by the global crime ring, and the ground we have left, and they want that too.

      So we either cede the ground we’re standing on and become slaves, or we TAKE the ground they have stolen and occupied for so long.

      All we need to do, is to decide to do it.

      We are the elephant, they are the mouse.

      They are the few, we are the many.

      Choose wisely.

      And let’s get ‘er done already.

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    • Apfelcobbler says:

      There is no better time than the present. Fortunately, PT is our foremost culture warrior – perhaps his introduction of Melania’s Be Best initiative today is a step toward solidifying public support behind him for what needs to be done ASAP.

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    • mikey says:

      I bring you the Dec 21 2017 EO.

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    • It will happen, IMO.

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  30. MTK says:

    Compare and contrast…

    “…after the superintendent repeatedly claimed Nikolas Cruz had “no connection” to the alternative punishment designed to limit on-campus arrests.”

    “…after the superintendent repeatedly LIED ABOUT Nikolas Cruz had “no connection” to the alternative punishment designed to limit on-campus arrests.”

    See the pattern… Nickson Cruz was either part of the Promise Program or NOT.
    A fact that should have been abundantly verifiable. This is a formal process, one where the participation is not arbitrary, there is too much liability at stake for the county and school system not document everything.
    So now there is only one conclusion, the attempt to bury this fact has only one name.

    Political Expediency.

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    • scott467 says:

      Yes, they ALL lie, about EVERYTHING.

      Everywhere.

      It’s in our faces, 24/7/365.

      Because they are C R I M I N A L S.

      There couldn’t be any more evidence, because even if there was, there’s nowhere to put it, or store it, or even process it.

      The entire system has become CRIME. From the bottom to the top and everywhere in between.

      The guilty are known. The verdict is already in.

      The only thing left to do is to carry out the sentence.

      That’s where we’re stuck, paralyzed with irrational fear of taking the necessary action.

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    • MTK says:

      Is that the kind expediency Comey was referring to, “When asked by Congressional Oversight, ‘Why a grand jury was not seated?'”, when he alluded to, “Sometimes the investigative process is best served when the formal process is arbitrated to closed door proceedings.”

      Yo, Mr. ‘Rule of Law’ Rosenstein, here a question for you, “What is your opinion on Rule of Law vs political considerations taken for expediency.”

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  31. Kate says:

    It has all to do with money which in turn corrupts the powerful, we must stop feeding the beasts and dry up the source.

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    • scott467 says:

      “It has all to do with money which in turn corrupts the powerful, we must stop feeding the beasts and dry up the source.”

      ___________________

      I have thought about this some. And I agree.

      The problem is money. Fractional reserve ‘banking’ is the root of that problem, creating ‘money’ out of nothing (a signature) is the other root.

      It doesn’t become a huge problem at the millionaire level, but it does at the billionaire level. At that point, you have effectively ‘won’ the game of (carnal) life, and all that’s left to do is consolidate the remaining pieces on the board. And that means US, and our freedom.

      I don’t like the idea of limitations at all, but I haven’t thought of a better solution (yet). So until or unless someone does, one solution that would work is NO BILLIONAIRES.

      Nobody gets to be a billionaire. You couldn’t spend that much money in one lifetime if you tried. People like Soros must make a million dollars a second. Even if he makes a bad investment and loses a hundred million dollars, he makes it all back in a little over a minute and half through his other investments. That’s insane.

      There is nothing you can do with that kind of wealth that doesn’t negatively impact millions of people. And their money does not give them any RIGHT to negatively impact other people.

      If anything good happens once someone becomes a billionaire — with the radical and inexplicable exception of Donald Trump — I’m not aware of it.

      99.9 times out of a hundred, evil is the only result. And when evil has that much money, it influences the fate of nations (Soros has spent his whole life wrecking nations), and that influences the fate of the world itself.

      And whatever principle might apply to letting billionaires run wild, it does not outweigh the principle of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness for the other 6,999,999,800 of us.

      A worldwide cap on personal wealth amounts to a cap on the amount of abuse and crime that any one person can perpetrate.

      As it stands, individual multi-billionaires, not sovereign nation-states, are running the world. They OWN the political-class of EVERY nation-state worth owning. And the political-class in turn forces their will on all of US by the power of force backed by corruption.

      That is ALL corruption, and the billionaire-class is so far beyond guilty that there isn’t even a word for it.

      This would not have been necessary a hundred years ago. But today, with mass-communication, global travel in a day, and an interconnected global financial system, it’s easy for psychopath predators to manipulate the global system like a game of Monopoly en route to a non-state entity (a single, unelected person) effectively ruling the world.

      And that has to stop.

      Not just the two or three families ruling the world today, but it must be stopped from ever happening again.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        “Kill the rich?”

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        • scott467 says:

          “Kill the rich?”

          ________________

          Please….

          If you want to defend Soros, and all of those like him, that’s on you.

          This isn’t some game of rhetorical tag. There is a R E A L I T Y to be dealt with here.

          Can you name any multi-billionaires, past or present — besides Trump — who aren’t up to their eyeballs in corruption or globalist social engineering or seeking world domination?

          Soros, Koch brothers, Ma, Bezos, #uckerberg, Steyer, Jeffrey Epstein, Richard Branson, Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, ROTHSCHILD…

          No, you can’t.

          And for some reason, you never find any Christians among the billionaire-class. Lots of pagans, hanging out at Bohemian Grove and Epstein’s Pedo Island and Abromovich’s adrenochrome blood-drinking parties washing down Podesta’s Pedivore ‘chicken’ pot pie recipe… they’ve got Devil worship, cannibalism and ritualized child abuse covered in spades, but NO Christians that I’m aware of.

          Even those who may have done great things (Ford, Carnegie) have had their ‘Foundations’ wholly and thoroughly corrupted, used for every evil under the sun.

          Because they ALL use their unimaginable wealth to INFLUENCE events, and they’re not influencing anything to help anyone but themselves… and that’s fine, so long as YOUR rights and MY rights are not violated in the process.

          Problem is, billionaires don’t CARE about your rights or my rights. They just don’t. And governments, whose sole purpose and reason for being is to PROTECT our God-given rights, have all been bought off by the SAME billionaires.

          So unless you have some kind of new math or a better idea, something that will actually cause a change in human nature (good luck with that), we can either come up with realistic solutions to this problem, or we can come up with slogans.

          Like ‘kill the rich’.

          Idunno.

          It’s catchy.

          I don’t know if we need to kill them all. That wasn’t even part of my original post. You might be going too far.

          If we don’t kill them all, is that a deal-breaker for you?

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          • Add another of NE’s traitors to that list – Warren Buffett.

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          • Deb says:

            “Kill the Rich” is anti-American. That’s the rallying cry of Marxists. This Reign of Terror in France.

            Being rich is not a sin. Focus on the actual sin.

            Plenty of billionaires and millionaires are terrible people. It isn’t because they are rich.

            Simply enforcing anti-monopoly laws would solve many of our problems. And term limits. And lobbying limits like PDJT suggested in 2016. You don’t need class warfare.

            The American Dream is that anyone can work hard and become rich. Becoming rich isn’t the goal, but it’s often a result of following your dream. We don’t want to hinder that.

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          • rrick says:

            Howard Hughes

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        • MTK says:

          Silence would be an acquiescence.

          My rebuke is, “Guardians, Guardians Man!!!”

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Where do you think all of these hospital wings and museum wings, with people’s name son them, come from?

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        • scott467 says:

          “Where do you think all of these hospital wings and museum wings, with people’s name son them, come from?”

          ____________________

          Hang on, I’m trying to locate that world’s smallest violin, I know it’s around here somewhere…

          You can’t possibly be serious?

          Do you think we wouldn’t have any hospitals without ego maniacal billionaires looking for something to name after themselves?

          Is THAT a justification for all the harm any single one of them has done?

          And God-forbid any museum actually get by with hard work and hustle, rather than being a welfare program funded by the super-rich for their own entertainment.

          When it is revealed that even the world’s best known charity, the Red Cross, is an international crime ring of human-trafficking and drug-trafficking, what do you think is going on with ‘hospital wings’ and ‘museums’?

          Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. There is nothing which provides for absolute power in this world more than money. With the exception of Trump, even so-called ‘sovereign nation states’ are nothing compared to the billionaire-class, for one very simple reason:

          The billionaire-class OWNS the political-class in every nation on earth where it’s in their interest to do so.

          So let’s review:

          …………………………………..
          “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —

          That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —

          That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

          Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

          But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
          …………………………………….

          1) government was created and exists for the sole purpose of protecting our God-given rights and providing for a common defense; anything beyond that is ancillary

          2) in a world of global communication, global travel and global banking/finance, the billionaire-class has purchased our elected leaders and supplanted the representative authority and power of We the People

          3) their evil deeds know no bounds… as I think we’re all about to find out

          And when we do, we’re going to have to address that situation and do something about it, so that it can never be allowed to happen again.

          Practical ideas and solutions are welcome and encouraged.

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      • I get your point but you are sounding like a socialist now…..and a globalist: “worldwide”

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        • scott467 says:

          I get your point but you are sounding like a socialist now…..and a globalist: “worldwide”

          ___________________

          And that’s how our side always loses, it’s how we almost didn’t win with Trump, because he didn’t talk like the meaningless platitudes and pablum like Cruz the Canadian.

          Crucify him! Crucify him!

          Lol!

          We have to do something.

          This is a message board. I’m pointing out some of the problems which we can no longer avoid dealing with if we want to continue to at least pretend we are free.

          If people proposing solutions are going to be attacked as socialists, regardless of their granite-hard right wing reputation, then let’s just pack it in and call it an epoch.

          😉

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          • Deb says:

            You are oversimplifying the problem, which is just one reason why you sound like a socialist.

            What you are saying has beeen tried over and over again. Millions massacred, and things only get worse. It has been proven over and over not to work. What’s the definition of insanity again?

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  32. A society that unceasingly seeks to monetize every aspect of human interaction is not worthy of the term society, let alone culture. It’s more a desecrated temple invaded from all sides by money-changers. If the Promise program was established with truly laudable goals in mind and sought in some responsible way to save young people from the life-destroying stigma of a criminal record, there might be a baby to pull from the bathwater. Instead we find it’s all about ginning statistics to maximize Federal funds i.e. MONEY. No wonder so many kids are troubled and sick. They can sense the skin-deep societal commitment to anything not lashed to a buck.

    By the way, I think this illness (the normalization of existential greed) transcends ideology and manifests in different ‘programs’ across the spectrum. Party One works for the trial attorneys. Party Two works for the HMO executives. What’s the qualitative difference?

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  33. TMonroe says:

    Prison reform has been euphemistic language for early release, pleading down violent crimes to non-violent misdemeanors, not prosecuting a score of crimes, and generally cranking down on the crime numbers. For one thing, in lib-run bergs where they have no answer for crime, it cooks the numbers (except for murder, those are harder to finesse.) In lib areas and states, it also takes down the cost of financing prosecutions and prison-related costs. The problem is repeat offenders get impugnity to raise their game, as the risk associated with violent crime plummets.

    Another problem is the GOP is buying into this on many levels. It’s snake oil.

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  34. kirkd13 says:

    As far as I’m concerned, everyone involved in creating the environment for this to happen should be charged and tried for accessory to murder. Up to and including Obama.

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  35. Apfelcobbler says:

    ProjectVeritas.com documented the thoroughly rotten NJ Ed Assoc in the last week or so:

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    • churchmouse says:

      I agree in principle with the premise of the Project Veritas video, but that’s the way most school districts have operated since … forever.

      Some people will find the video reassurring (i.e. the school district will protect the teacher). Others will not.

      I appreciate the truth of the expose but don’t think it will surprise or shock many adults.

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  36. TwoLaine says:

    Make sure to listen to the audio too.

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  37. 335blues says:

    The marxist democrat party is the party of death, chaos, slavery and lynching.
    They are committed to the destruction of America through
    abortion, programs that destroy our youth and our schools,
    judges and politicians that are destroying our legal system and our Constitution,
    and destroying the middle class
    to create the permanent two class system identified as communism.
    We must destroy them first.

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  38. sunnydaze says:

    Parkland student Anthony Borges, who was hurt trying to help other students when Broward Sheriffs would not and has called for an end to the Promise Program. The interview is after he got out of the hosp:

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  39. sunnydaze says:

    Yes. It’s Debbie’s District.

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  40. FL_GUY says:

    The problem is the snowbirds who have turned Broward and Miami Dade counties into county wide NYC and NJ. These people show up for the winter and of course, that is when the elections take place. There is evidence many of them double vote in their home state and FL. If they started prosecuting these double voters, the character of those two counties would likely change.

    Broward was the go to country for HilLIARy to try to steal FL having a personal meeting with the county Supervisor of Elections. 278,000 duplicate absentee ballots printed and evidence came to light, I assume from a whistle blower, they were being filled out at the Supervisor of Elections offices. I can assure you, they were not filling them out for President Trump. IMHO, President Trump won FL by a YUGE margin.

    Way past due for the FDLE to clear out the corruption in those two counties. In Broward, they need to start with the Supervisor of Elections and the Sheriff.

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  41. Doppler says:

    I checked in with my granddaughter recently about her HS Civics class, and it was clear it had been replaced by a social justice class, as someone has posted here. It gradually hit me that American History has gone from being a celebration of our glorious history (thus strengthening our society), along with frank acknowledgement of our lapses, to brainwashed remorse for the evil ways of our ancestors, underscoring the supposed “need” to elect progressives who will reverse the tables on white privilege. These “progressive-liberals,” however, are increasingly shown to be led and manipulated by George Soros and the Democratic party/ Clinton machine leadership, the most corrupt (and illiberal) group ever to be near power in the US. At the root are Marxists, who pine for revolution at all times and at all costs, the destabilization of all established societies. George Soros paid Hillary Clinton to claim that she dreams of open borders, open societies, as if that were Utopia. But Soros makes money when he can find large stable assets that are about to drop in value. His PhD was on reflexivity, or how/why markets sometimes over and under price assets (non-experts not paying attention, distracted/lulled by group-thinking). His politics, his think tanks, are all designed to de-stabilize existing societies, like stirring a panful of stream rock, looking for gold nuggets.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Told this story before…
      Was subbing in an American History 11th Grade class.
      Passed out worksheets and a student raises her hand. “Mrs…….these aren’t our worksheets. These work sheets are for United States history”
      True story guys….& yes it was 11th grade.

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      • nimrodman says:

        Not quite getting it …
        a – The student honestly didn’t understand there’s “no difference”?
        b – Or there actually were 2 classes with different agenda and curriculum?

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        • kinthenorthwest says:

          No student didn’t understand it was the same…
          Student behind her poked her & gave her the “shh’ sign.
          3 other students later told me…. that they knew they were the same name for America.
          Hey I remained silent & let her think about it.

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  42. Dimitri Kissov says:

    If anyone reading this lives in Florida, don’t think ‘it won’t happen here’. The wonderful school district I work for in FLA does that and more. They will do anything, and I mean anything to get extra $$ from the State or the Feds. Move students from failing schools, close the failing school and bus the students miles and miles away to cover the failure of the ‘Great Society’. They first used bussing to get the ‘right’ students to the bad schools, but then charter schools ruined that plan. If you are unhappy with the local school board, go vote the chumps out. The same people run the schools for decades, and they only enrich themselves. If you think only ‘DC’ is a swamp, your wrong. It’s right under your nose. Where I work, the ‘most valuable’ employee’s send their kids to private school or live out of the county and send them to the local district they live in, not the one they ‘serve’. The simple constant of failing districts in FLA is long term, ‘good old boy (D)’ networks and people being paid way more that they will admit to ‘serve man’. Go out and say NO, I don’t care if the other candidate is a felon, the incumbent is only free because they ‘know people’. Don’t get fooled again!

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  43. wheatietoo says:

    The policy of ‘sealed records’ for minors has ended up doing more harm than good.

    This policy actually encourages minors to commit crimes, because they know that they can count on their criminal records being sealed.

    The ‘sealed records’ policy is another idea that sounds good in theory, but has ended up being disastrous in practice.

    The “Promise Program” expands the sealed-records policy to an absurd level.
    Seems to me that if the sealed-records policy were abolished, then the Promise Program would fall apart.

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    • piper567 says:

      the You Can’t Fix Stupid Express is indeed alive and well.
      We here in WA had a record number of car thefts a few yrs back.. In the weeds of the report, after listing the ages of the thieves, it was disclosed NONE of them, most of whom had multiple infractions, had their car thieving on their permanent records
      Nice arrangement.

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  44. Bulldog84 says:

    Administrators have been caught fudging test scores and student attendance in order to get more federal dollars. Why not manipulate disciplinary information too?

    Take federal money out of education and you take away the incentive to lie.

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    • TMonroe says:

      And on the other side, there’s the NJ school issuemthat was exposed last week by project veritias covering up teacher misdeeds. Essentially, the lack of sunlight on each side for an institution awash in public funds has become catastrophic on an alarmingly commonplace basis.

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  45. MSO says:

    “In Criminal Law, contributing to or aiding in the commission of a crime. One who, without being present at the commission of an offense, becomes guilty of such offense, not as a chief actor, but as a participant, as by command, advice, instigation, or concealment; either before or after the fact or commission.”

    A strong case could be made that the various Broward County officials could be culpable of being accessories to murder. They concealed criminal behavior making it possible for Cruz to legally obtain deadly weapons and to his commit his murderous rampage.

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  46. alliwantissometruth says:

    Someone asked why they lie to us. That’s easily explained…

    Our country is no longer being governed, & it hasn’t been for a long time. We don’t have leaders, administrators or supervisors overseeing the peoples business

    We have agents, operatives, soldiers & sycophants of the left, controlled by globalist money, who work to create narratives & alternative realities in order to advance a specific outcome, & that outcome means nothing but bad things for us

    Everything that used to work for the advancement of the people, from government & charities, to business, our media & our schools, are now controlled by the globalists & lorded over by their leftist puppets

    Anti-Americanism, anti-white, the noble radical minorities & third world invaders, past imperialism, guilt & the one world agenda are the new narratives pushed by all listed above

    When you teach & push false narratives, & when you make up new “realities”, that requires lies

    In their warped & manipulated minds, the leftist puppets believe they’re doing the right thing by creating some utopian society from the manipulation of facts & realities, yet nothing good can ever come from hiding the truth & dismissing reality

    Everything we’ve built, all the institutions listed above, have been taken from us & are now used against us

    I certainly hope President Trump can jump start a renewal of the American spirit based on engagement, diligence & a lust for the truth, & we can once again control our country for the benefit of future American generations

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  47. Konamon says:

    Will this get ‘tamped down’? Yep. Full speed CRS.

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  48. WeThePeople2016 says:

    I smell lawsuits gearing up if they haven’t already.

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    • Doug says:

      This would have come out in discovery anyways so they had no choice but to disclose it… i hope parents of all these students sue. This type of program is extremely dangerous for everyone because its putting statistics and feelings above safety and common sense

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  49. chieftain says:

    Until today school and county officials had denied Cruz’s participation.”
    So Broward Superintendent Runcie is a liar, Broward Coward Dept. is a liar, BSO spokesman Jack Dale is liar. Is that what I am hearing? February, March, April, May, they lied for the better part of three months, a quarter of a year?

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  50. Donna in Oregon says:

    The Broward county other mistake is not to put the kids in the program in their own special school. We used to call them Alternative Schools. There is no reason to keep them in with the other kids. They need extra attention and supervision.

    Of course that cuts into the school profits, but they are just public education so profit should not be the issue. Fixing the broken kids is a more respectable endeavor.

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