Miracle in Oklahoma Disaster

Reporter discovers dog buried under rubble while interviewing the owner after the May 20th tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma.

Dog found buried alive in rubble

–Tattooed Liberty

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Oklahoma Disaster: Prayers needed

Devastation has occurred in Moore, Oklahoma today. An F3 tornado has struck this suburban area. In its path of destruction; two schools, a hospital, and countless homes. Among the destruction, 51 people (expected to rise) have lost their lives, this includes children.

Thoughts and prayers to everyone and their families in Oklahoma.

Information on how to volunteer or donate can be found on the Dana Show.

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–Tattooed Liberty

Small but HUGE victory for Missouri in regards to Common Core

Small victory today, SB 210 was passed by the Missouri House with a vote of 123 to 28.

SB 210 requires DESE to hold a meeting with each of the eight Missouri Congressional districts before common core curriculum can be implemented in the state of Missouri.

Missouri Senate SB 210

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–Tattooed Liberty

Kermit Gosnell and his House of Horrors: The Verdict

After the jury deliberated for 10 days, they came to a verdict of guilty in regards to Kermit Gosnell who stood trial for murder. Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion physician, was charged with over 258 counts of murder. He was convicted on three of four counts of first degree murder today (May 13, 2013).

These charges make him eligible for the death penalty, and rightfully so. Gosnell was delivering live babies at 24+ weeks and using scissors to “ensure fetal demis”. In addition to the three first degree murder charges, he also faces 25 counts of performing third trimester abortions, which is illegal, big DUH there. He also faces 227 counts of failing to counsel these women 24hours prior to their procedure, according to an article at The Blaze.

According the Associated Press, Gosnell was also charged with racketeering, infanticide, and violating Pennsylvania abortion law by performing late term abortions and failing to counsel women 24 hours before their procedure.

I find it ironic that his “clinic” and foul practices were discovered only when he was served with an arrest warrant by the DEA on charges of prescription drug fraud. It was this chance turn of events that got him caught. I can’t help but think how much longer it would have continued had he not been caught in another illegal activity. Kinda makes you think, how are other clinics practicing that we aren’t even aware of?

Even Gosnell’s wife was performing abortions! She’s just a cosmetologist, not a nurse or physician. Four of his former employees have pleaded guilty to murder plus four other charges, according to an article from Fox News.

In addition to all the infants Gosnell murdered in his clinic, he is also responsible for the death a woman who had just had an abortion. His negligence and over medicating her during the procedure is attributed to her death.

It’s a good day when a murderer is found guilty. I am thankful that he won’t be harming anymore women and children in his “house if horrors”. It is, however, unfortunate, that instead of using this case as a precedent for other clinics, they will instead say it is an exception. The Gosnell clinic is the rule, not the exception. If all abortion clinics around the United States could be investigated, this could be found more often than anyone would want to accept. It is so sad this sort of barbaric procedure is occurring in such an advanced country.

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–Tattooed Liberty

Common Core State Standards: Bad for Everyone

Common Core State Standards: Bad for Everyone

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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an across the board education curriculum for all students K-12 regardless of individual students’ learning abilities or level. CCSS is said to benefit school children by preparing them for the workforce. Others say it puts too much emphasis on test taking and not enough on actual learning. By the time students graduate high school, they will only have a seventh grade reading level. Common Core State Standards is not a program that is advancing the students, but holding them back academically (Stop Common Core).

Common Core State Standards have been implemented in 45 states. The other five have opted out of the across the board program and others that have already implemented it are trying to repeal it, Missouri being one of those states. As of right now, CCSS has only been implemented in English, Language Arts, and Mathematics, but soon it will be implemented in History. These standards are only being implemented in the public school system; however it will soon be implemented in private schools as well as homeschooling curriculums. Parents will than have zero say as to how their child’s education gets carried out. According to homeschooling advocate Lisa Payne-Naeger, CCSS is an “assault on parental rights.”

According to Common Core State Standards Initiative:
The standards clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. This will allow our teachers to be better equipped to know exactly what they need to help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them. The Common Core State Standards focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, thus enabling teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well—and to give students the opportunity to master them (CCSS Initiative).

These standards are said to be rigorous, state-led, voluntary, and designed to make the students college and career ready (Stop Common Core). However, CCSS does the opposite. It emphasizes too much on assessment testing and data mining and not enough on actually educating. The question has become “how does all this assessment testing equal educating?” it doesn’t.

CCSS is a violation of the Tenth Amendment, which says “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people (Revolutionary War and Beyond).” CCSS comes from the federal government, not the states. It is being forced upon states using grant money as a bribe to indoctrinate the children.
In addition to the data mining, the cost of implementing CCSS is outrageous. It will cost Missouri three million dollars to implement CCSS. The federal government will pay for the initial implementation of this new curriculum, but what happens when those funds are used and states still need funding for this new mandatory education curriculum? The states will turn to higher taxes. Not only is the people’s tax money going toward the implementation of CCSS but the states will then raise taxes on its people just to keep it funded. It is another drain on the economy.
According to Common Core State Standards Initiative;

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy (CCSS Initiative).

Which translates to, the government will now, more than ever, control more children’s education and the parents of these children will have zero say in how their children are taught. If the parents wish to pull their kids from the public school system and place them in private school or homeschooling, they will have to endure the CCSS regardless.

CCSS will not offer special accommodations to students who may suffer from learning disabilities such as dyslexia. On the other extreme, it will also not offer special accommodations for children who learn at a faster rate than other students. There will no longer be an option to advance the curriculum, or slow it down for that matter, based on the individual child. More students will be failing or dropping out of school than ever before. The ones who learn at a slower pace or who have learning disabilities will no longer be helped by the teachers, will get frustrated and just stop going all together. The students who learn faster than others will get bored and stop trying because they are already beyond what is being taught. It is no longer challenging and they will to stop going.

In addition to the “rigorous” new standards that are being put in place, they also have aligned the ACT test with CCSS (Focus on Learning). This will ensure that educators are teaching for these tests and not for what the students should be learning. They are also doing data mining. Similar to what is happening with the Department of Revenue (DOR) and Conceal and Carry Weapons permits, they will take information form the students, personal information, and use it however they want, show it to whoever they want. These questions will ask about information from the moment these children were born. Questions like birth weight, any medications, counseling they may have received. These questions will be following them all throughout their lives.

A way to fight the CCSS implementation and repeal there is a petition that each person should take the time to sign to help keep this from going further. In addition to this petition, it is a good idea for people to call representatives and get their voices heard on this topic. Currently in the Missouri General Assembly there are two bills in the House and Senate respectively combating CCSS, House Bill 616 and Senate Bill 210.
Senate Bill 210, which is sponsored by John Lamping (R-MO) and co-sponsored by Brian Nieves (R-MO), states “the state board of education and the department of elementary and secondary education shall not implement the Common Core State Standards developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative (Missouri Senate). Senate Bill 210 further calls for public meetings in all eight congressional districts prior to implementation of CCSS.
In addition to the Senate Bill, there is a House Bill. House Bill 616, which is sponsored by Kurt Bahr (R-MO) and co-sponsored by Speaker of the House Tim Jones (R-MO), which “Prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting and implementing the standards for public schools developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative (Missouri House of Representatives).”

It is forced curriculums like these that are making our country fall behind in academics, which is also causing jobs to go overseas. America has turned into a lazy, dumb country that depends too much on the government.

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–Tattooed Liberty

Common Core: Stop Eroding States and Parental Rights

Focus on Learning Center

Indoctrination and Data Mining in Common Core: Here’s why America’s Schools may be in more trouble than you think

Common Core State Standards Initiative

Missouri House of Representatives: HB 616

Missouri Senate: SB 210

The 10th Amendment

Tragic Loss: Chip Gerdes

This morning, suffering a heart attack, Chip Gerdes, has passed away. Joining Andrew Breitbart, another great conservative who was taken from us far to soon.

I was not fortunate enough to have met Chip, but have heard wonderful things about him and he will truly be missed.

He is survived by his wife and child.

I wish I had more information to share on this man, but, this is all for now. Please pray for his family and dear friends who are suffering a great loss.

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
–Philippians 4:13

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–Tattooed Liberty

I’m Coming Out

Jason Collins, an NBA player, has recently come out as being gay. His bravery has encouraged me to also come face to face with my own self.

I’m a heterosexual woman, a Christian Conservative Blogger, and I have tattoos all over my body; 27 Tattoos to be exact. I’m a college student that uses facts, not emotion, to support my positions and beliefs. I also support the Second Amendment. I love guns!!

I just hope this can encourage others like me to also come out, as I know it has made me feel so much better 🙂

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–Tattooed Liberty

More on Common Core State Standards: HB 616 and SB 210

A very short but sweet entry.

Some informative links for my informative readers.

HB 616

SB 210

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–Tattooed Liberty

Open Minds: According to the Left

There is no such thing as a closed minded homosexual, according to a closed minded homosexual.

In the world you will encounter many different kinds if people. Not every one of them will agree with your opinion. This is a very good thing, keeps things interesting. The important thing to remember, however, is that just because someone does not agree with you, this does not warrant anyone to talk down to you.

About a week ago I posted a photo meme on my Facebook account. It read “It’s to bad our first black president is also out worst”. I posted this with my own headline that read “Race has zero to do with it, he is just a bad president”.

Because I posted this particular meme, a homosexual guy on my friends list proceeded to call me a racist because I posted that and because I don’t agree with Obama’s policies. This would include his stand on abortion, same sex marriage, and gun control. If you are a regular reader of my blog, than you are well aware of my stand on these issues. If you aren’t, I encourage you to read my other posts.

He proceeded to try to argue with me on my own post as to why he was right and I wrong. He through out incorrect statistics on the percentage of Americans who approve of same sex marriage. Also why more gun legislation is needed. I suppose he felt he was losing in his argument because he then tried to divert the topic from gay marriage and Christianity to tattoos/piercings and Christianity. As most of you know, I’m a tattooed Christian conservative, and proud of it.

He tried using the bible against me. Yes, a non religious liberal tried to use the bible against me. He brought up Leviticus 19:28 which says “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.” I decided to look deeper into this verse and discovered this is in regards to Pagan markings. A Christian will not get pagan markings upon their skin. None of my tattoos are anti Christian or of pagan nature, so this was irrelevant to the discussion.

Those who do not have a strong argument will always try to change the topic, insult, resort to name calling, and/or use incorrect or made up statistic to try to support their claims. What they don’t seem to grasp is that not everyone believes everything they hear and will do actual research, which is what I’ve done. It seems that the truth angered this person even more than my personal opinion did.

What’s really sad is that if he had just “listened” to what I was saying and opened his mind, he would have discovered that he and I aren’t much different. That my views on same sex marriage isn’t hatred or a personal attack towards him but me wanting to protect the First Amendment. Same with my views on gun control, the Second Amendment. Also my views on abortion, to protect unborn children and women from monsters like Kermit Gosnell.

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–Tattooed Liberty

Planned Parenthood Statistics

92% of pregnant women who go to Planned Parenthood, ended up utilizing their abortion services. During the 2011-12 fiscal year, Planned Parenthood recieved 542 million dollars in taxpayer funding, which accounts for over 45 percent of their revenue.

Total number of abortions that Planned Parenthood has performed over the last three reporting years (2009, 10, 11)-995,687. During this same period they have reported excess revenue of 87.4 million dollars and nearly 1.2 billion in total assets. They reached a new record in abortions performed in 2011…333,964.

All these stats can be attributed to their own annual report. Nationwide they referred only 841 women to adoption agencies during their last reporting year.

Planned Parenthood statistics as noted above

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–Tattooed Liberty

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