Tuesday, May 11, 2021

we must stop The Great Reset

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Don, The Great Reset is the most dangerous threat to freedom in human history. It must be stopped!
The Great Reset has been created by evil geniuses who have figured out how to take control of our legal system, health care, economy, education, transportation, farming, food supplies, media, energy, and our system of government.
Reset Energy: stop the use of oil, convert everything to wind and solar. It's Sustainable.   
Reset Food: no more beef. Control the cattle industry with the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to make it impossible for American cattlemen to survive. Replace it with fake beef from plants. It's Sustainable!
Reset Government: change election laws to legalize voter fraud; no proof of citizenship; no control over voter rolls; allow illegals, criminals, and the dead to vote at will; encourage private groups to carry out ballot harvesting, mail in ballots sent to everyone; polls open for weeks on end. It's all for Social Justice.
Reset Economy: Make all investments into stocks only for those companies that can prove they follow sustainable practices in producing their products. These include transportation companies, restaurants, auto makers, and healthcare facilities. If companies don't follow "sound" sustainable practices they will not be funded. A recent report said that within the next year, 77% of institutional investors will stop buying into companies that aren't Sustainable. 
Reset Education: The classroom is no longer a place where your child learns basic academics including history, math, or literature. Instead, the curriculum has morphed into behavior modification processes designed to destroy individual thoughts and values. Today's classroom has become a factory to turn out ignorant, compliant global village idiots. And that's why the Left has such a hold on them. That's Social Justice.   
Reset Your Thinking and Habits: Your entire personal life is now recorded in digital records. Every where you go, who you interact with, the food you buy, the amount of energy you use, the thoughts you post on social media, and your bank accounts, are all part of the public record. You will be judged by all of these things. How? By adjusting your credit rating based on your actions. Eat beef? Then you are not healthy. Use too much energy to heat your home, they you are not sustainable. Who did you vote for in the last election? If you are not practicing Sustainable policy or adhering to Social Justice properly, then your credit rating could be reduced. And that will mean you can't get a loan, perhaps for a new car, or a mortgage.  If you don't toe the line you can be shut out of society. 
This is the Great Reset – coming at you like a freight train. American banks are already signing on to such policies, including eliminating real money, and making all funds digital – easy to control right from their computers. Global corporations are preparing such food policies. Car makers are planning to eliminate gasoline engines. Congress is working right now to legalize voter fraud tactics.
As you know, I, and the American Policy Center (APC), have been sounding the alarm against such a tyranny for over thirty years.
I'm the recognized leading opponent world-wide against Agenda 21, Agenda 2030, and the Green New Deal. 
I have led the fight to protect private property, whether it was your home or private farmland.
But here's the good news – the Great Reset can be stopped! Why? Because the forces behind it have pushed forward too far, too fast. As a result, more people are energized to fight this evil than ever before.
Now, because I have been on top of this fight from the beginning and fully understand the enemy we face, APC is ready.
As I have been saying over the past year, this must be fought locally. That's where we can win vital battles - in city councils and county commissions. It's where we can begin to gain control of election integrity. And it's where we can fight against federal overreach.
There is no doubt. Now is the time for APC's plan to build Freedom Pods in every community. We need to teach people how to protect private property, support local business, and create ballot security for our elections.
APC is working to organize a political revolution to restore our Republic. People are responding – seeking help. If this is going to work, then APC simply must have more funds than we are currently operating with.
Don, that's why I am appealing to you today. I know you have been a loyal supporter of APC for a long time. And I deeply appreciate it. But I want to win this fight. And to do that I urgently need your help. 
Please, today, will you give to APC the most generous gift you can afford? 

Tom DeWeese
American Policy Center
About the American Policy Center
The American Policy Center is one of the original organizations to dedicate its mission to stopping the enforcement of Agenda 21 in order to preserve American property rights. APC President Tom DeWeese has traveled to nearly every state speaking out on the threat of UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development Policy. He has testified before local and state elected officials, while appearing on countless national and local radio and television programs. He has written three books on the subject including the best-selling book Sustainable: The WAR on Free Enterprise, Private Property and Individuals, ERASE, a fictionalized political thriller that is being considered as a movie project, and his first book titled Now Tell Me I was Wrong, which details a wide variety of related issues including property rights, radical environmentalism, public education and personal privacy issues. In addition, DeWeese has written hundreds of articles that have been published in national and local publications reaching millions of readers. The American Policy Center is supported by individual donations from approximately 100,000 citizens from across the nation providing small, personal donations. APC's website, www.americanpolicy.org features one of the most detailed archive of articles on the subject, and is visited by readers from almost every nation in the world.
APC has helped in winning several recent property rights battles including stopping three National Heritage Area land-grabs in Virginia, Colorado, and Louisiana. Local activists educated by APC were able to lead the fight in a small town in Alabama called Bayou-La Batre, where the city council voted 5–0 to stop an Agenda 21 inspired Eco-tourism scheme that would have destroyed property rights and local industry. A team of county commissioners, using APC materials, were elected in Carroll County, Maryland by opposing Agenda 21 policy. The National Republican Party used APC materials to prepare and include an anti-Agenda 21 plank in its platform. The State of Alabama used APC materials to become the first state in the nation to pass legislation to ban Agenda 21. APC is now working with both landlords' and cattleman's associations across the nation to stop the destruction of these vital industries that have become victims of sustainable policy. Activists in Denmark have produced several anti-Agenda 21 videos featuring APC materials, including distributing Tom DeWeese's book, Sustainable to Denmark's Prime Minister and to every mayor in Denmark. A senator in Australia has used APC materials to build opposition in that country. In Brazil, APC materials have been translated to Portuguese and widely distributed to help build a large opposition in that country. The American Policy Center is the only national organization that has made the stopping of Agenda 21 its prime mission. The battle is growing. 
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Monday, May 10, 2021

The Morning: The power of pre-K

Better lives, not higher test scores

Good morning. Biden wants universal pre-K. A large new study examines its likely effects.

A pre-K classroom in Boston's Brighton neighborhood in 2017.Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe, via Getty Images

Life outcomes, not test scores

In the late 1990s, Boston expanded its public pre-K program, but it did not have nearly enough spots for every 4-year-old in the city. So it used a lottery to help determine which children could enroll.

That lottery created an opportunity for academic researchers. It meant that thousands of otherwise similar children would have different life experiences based on random chance. And random chance is a powerful way for social scientists to study cause and effect. It may be the closest thing to a laboratory experiment in the real world.

Pre-K was a particularly good subject to study, because there has been a long-running debate about how much it matters. In the 1960s and '70s, studies of two small preschool programs — known as the Perry and Abecedarian programs — showed major benefits for the children who attended them. But some experts pointed out the two programs were of a higher quality than most pre-K programs. For that reason, a community that enacted universal pre-K could not expect to replicate the benefits of Perry and Abecedarian.

The evidence about larger pre-K programs — like the federal Head Start program — was more mixed. Graduates of Head Start seemed to do better on math and reading tests during the early years of elementary school. As they got older, though, the positive effects often faded, leaving the value of universal pre-K unclear.

This debate now has a new urgency. President Biden is calling for the federal government to subsidize state pre-K programs. About two-thirds of 4-year-olds and half of 3-year-olds now attend such programs. Biden wants to make them universally available, at an additional cost of about $20 billion a year (or less than 1/30th of what the federal government spends on Medicare). He would pay for it by raising taxes on the wealthy.

In today's newsletter, I want to tell you about the results from the Boston pre-K study. They are being released this morning by three economists, from the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley.

A Head Start classroom in 1969.Ted Streshinsky/Corbis, via Getty Images

Social and emotional skills

Let's start with the negative results: The Boston students who won the lottery did not do noticeably better on standardized tests in elementary school, middle school or high school, according to the three researchers, Guthrie Gray-Lobe, Parag Pathak and Christopher Walters. These findings are consistent with the mixed evidence on Head Start.

But test scores are mostly a means, not an end. More important than the scores are concrete measures of a student's well-being. And by those measures, the students who won the lottery fared substantially better than those who lost it.

The winners were less likely to be suspended in high school and less likely to be sentenced to juvenile incarceration. Nearly 70 percent of lottery winners graduated from high school, compared with 64 percent of lottery losers, which is a substantial difference for two otherwise similar groups. The winners were also more likely to take the S.A.T., to enroll in college and — though the evidence is incomplete, because of the students' age — to graduate from college.

These positive effects were similar across racial groups and income groups. They also spanned both sexes, with larger effects for boys than girls. The authors note that their findings are consistent with several other studies, which also found that early education had a bigger effect on long-term outcomes than short-term metrics.

How could pre-K have these positive effects without lifting test scores? It seems to improve children's social and emotional skills and help them mature more than it helps in a narrow academic sense, the researchers told me.

The findings are a reminder of how complex a process schooling is. We can't simply give up on test scores. Measurement and accountability are vital parts of education, just as they are with most human endeavors. Without them, society ends up tolerating a lot of mediocrity and failure. But measurement often needs to be nuanced to be accurate.

"An important implication of our study," Walters, a Berkeley economist, said, "is that modern large-scale public preschool programs can improve educational attainment."

For more: How child care became a top issue in Biden's Washington, by The Times's Emily Peck; and why Republicans are abandoning their past support for universal child care, by Elliot Haspel, in The Washington Post.

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The Virus
A line for vaccinations in Cologne, Germany, this weekend.Sascha Steinbach/EPA, via Shutterstock
  • After a slow start to its vaccination campaign, the European Union is administering nearly three million doses a day.
  • Several states — including Wisconsin, Iowa and the Carolinas — have asked the federal government to send fewer doses as U.S. demand continues to fall.
  • Most schools have reopened, at least partly. But students continue to opt out of in-person classes — often for reasons beyond the virus.
  • Virus resources: Google is adapting its offices for life after the pandemic. Take a look.
International News
Other Big Stories
  • A gunman killed six people at a birthday party in Colorado Springs. It was one of at least nine mass shootings this weekend, CNN reports.
  • Two medical studies found that the psychedelic drugs MDMA and psilocybin can help treat depression and post-traumatic stress.
  • Medina Spirit, the winner of last week's Kentucky Derby, failed a drug test after the race. It was the fifth failed test in a year for Bob Baffert, the horse's hall-of-fame trainer.
  • Dartmouth's medical school accused 17 students of cheating on remote tests.
Morning Reads
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La Regina: Meet Italy's next would-be queen.

The Media Equation: China has been creating an alternative to global news organizations.

Lives Lived: Pete du Pont had a law degree from Harvard and a bright future at his family's chemical company. But politics beckoned, and he became a three-term congressman and the governor of Delaware. He died at 86.



J. Kenji López-Alt's no-knead bread.Ryan Liebe for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Barrett Washburne.

The no-knead revolution

Bread baking changed in 2006. That's when Jim Lahey and Mark Bittman published their fresh take on the form in The Times: a recipe that lets time do most of the work, no kneading necessary.

The technique led to an explosion in amateur baking and changed professional baking as well, the chef J. Kenji López-Alt writes. It changed his life, too. "Learning how time can do the work for you turned me from someone who baked perhaps one or two loaves a year into someone who throws together dough on a whim before bedtime several times a month," he writes.

López-Alt's basic instructions: Mix flour, water, salt and yeast in a bowl just until they all come together. Cover the bowl and let it sit on your counter overnight. The next day, shape it into a loose loaf, let it proof, then bake it in a preheated Dutch oven with the lid on. — Claire Moses, a Morning writer

For more: Here's López-Alt's updated recipe for no-knead bread.


What to Cook
Evan Sung for The New York Times

Combine a main-course salad, like this Salade Lyonnaise, with your no-knead bread.

What to Watch

Two comedies on Peacock — "Girls5Eva" and "Rutherford Falls" — rely on reminiscing, but are also warnings about living in the past, the critic James Poniewozik writes.

Late Night

Elon Musk's turn on "S.N.L." was a bit self-deprecating and a bit self-aggrandizing.

Now Time to Play
The New York Times

The pangram from Friday's Spelling Bee was vitriolic. Here is today's puzzle — or you can play online.

Here's today's Mini Crossword, and a clue: Fleeting trend (three letters).

If you're in the mood to play more, find all our games here.

Thanks for spending part of your morning with The Times. See you tomorrow. — David

P.S. President Woodrow Wilson set Mother's Day as the second Sunday in May, urging Americans to display the flag "as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country," The Times reported in 1914.

Today's episode of "The Daily" is about vaccine hesitancy. On the Book Review podcast, Michael Lewis discusses "The Premonition."

Claire Moses, Ian Prasad Philbrick and Tom Wright-Piersanti contributed to The Morning. You can reach the team at themorning@nytimes.com.

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