Tech at Night: Hurricane Sandy thoughts, Cybersecurity inconsistency from the administration
Hello all. I was without power for 25 hours after Sandy, and so I’m a bit behind. So tonight’s edition of Tech at Night is going to be put together a bit quickly. Sorry about that. By the way, while obviously a hurricane can take out wireless towers, wireless was vital for keeping me in touch with the world when I was without power at home. It was great. I’m not sure exactly what good FCC monitoring could do though, except to use a crisis to expand the role of the state.
Watch as the administration plays games: on one hand it tries to use Iranian attacks on banks as an excuse to legislate cybersecurity mandates, instead of attacking Iran back, while on the other hand it opposes cybersecurity mandates at the ITU! How about we oppose all cybersecurity mandates, guys?
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PA Government Union Money: 2012 Election Edition
After Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania launched our government union money website, we had a number of requests from people who wanted to know how much candidates for the legislature had received. We put together spreadsheets that contain all of the candidates and members of the legislature: House 2012 Government Union Money Senate 2012 Government Union Money The data is arranged alphabetically, and we include all | Read More »
Latest Tim Gill Political Group Draws A Bipartisan Negative Response
Tim Gill’s latest liberal political “527″ creation recently came under heavy fire from candidates across the state on both sides of the aisle for approving what are being billed as slanderous hit pieces and political bullying tactics.
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Teachers Unions: A Brief Thought
Teachers unions constantly demand more pay and more benefits. They say that it’s “for the children”. There is a valid connection between quality work and pay. Good teachers that can make better money elsewhere can do so without compromising the notion of “for the children”, if that’s even the slightest bit true. They are doing it for different children, that’s all. There is nothing wrong | Read More »
Some Things Never Change: More Teamsters Arrested & Charged Under RICO
Earlier this week, arrests were made and RICO charges filed against four Boston-area Teamsters for “committing multiple acts of extortion and racketeering among other crimes.” While news of a 30-count indictment always generates a fair amount of buzz, the fact is, regardless how much money the Teamsters spend on Democrat politicians, corruption is still alive and well within Hoffa’s union. In 1988, the U.S. Department | Read More »
Anti-Reform Activist Uploaded Union Propaganda to School Servers, Accused Reformers of Favoring Segregation
New documentation obtained by Media Trackers reveals that political propaganda against the Douglas County (Colo.) Board of Education was anonymously uploaded to the district’s network and circulated for months among students, teachers, and administrators. The revelation comes on the heels of multiple cases of inappropriate use of government resources by teachers and administrators to promote political causes and candidates.
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Obama’s Stripes For Sale: OFA Sells New American Flag For $35
For those who have commented about Barack Obama’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder and his god-like attributes, here is something that will only inflame their passions further. The Democratic National Committee’s Obama for America (OFA), run by the former SEIU boss and community organizer Patrick Gaspard, is selling an artist’s rendition of the American flag—only the stars representing the 50 states have been replaced by the Obama ‘O’ | Read More »
UPDATED: Illinois High School Replaces Striking Teachers And Kids Get Educated #CTUStrike
Update: Union officials agree to end Chicago teachers strike. On the outskirts of Chicago, where 400,000 Chicago kids and their parents are being held hostage and socialists seem to be calling the shots in the CTU strike, lies the city of Lake Forest, Illinois. As in Chicago, the teachers at Lake Forest High School are out on strike. However, unlike Chicago, Lake Forest High School | Read More »
Investigation Unearths Inappropriate Emails Sent From Douglas County (Colo.) School Accounts
Teachers and administrators who work for the Douglas County (Colo.) School District (DCSD) used taxpayer-funded government e-mail accounts to illegally campaign for specific political candidates and ballot initiatives, according to e-mails obtained by Media Trackers Colorado.
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Are Socialists Now Calling the Shots In The Chicago Teachers Strike? #CTUStrike
As the Chicago Teachers Union strike enters its second week of putting 400,000 Chicago kids on the streets, an interesting article in the Chicago Tribune indicates that CTU boss Karen Lewis may have lost control of her union: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and the union’s other top brass have spent months fueling their membership’s anger through street marches, meeting sit-ins and hostile rhetoric | Read More »
Union-Controlled NLRB’s Top Attorney In Hot Water Over Ethics
The man who targeted Boeing last year for opening a non-union plant in South Carolina, sued Arizona (and threatened other states) for protecting their citizens’ right to secret-ballot elections, as well as generally done union bosses’ bidding over the last two years is in hot water over a breach of ethics. Lafe Solomon, the Acting General Counsel (he’s never been confirmed by the Senate) of | Read More »
Doublecross! Chicago Teachers Continue To Hold Students & Parents Hostage For Second Week #CTUStrike
On Sunday, after abandoning their classrooms for the picket lines and putting 400,000 of Chicago’s schoolkids on the streets for a week, Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis and her 800-member House of Delegates voted to reject a deal reached only days earlier, keeping 26,000 teachers on the streets and forcing Chicago parents to scramble with childcare issues or miss work for a second week in a | Read More »
Wisconsin Judge Guts Walker’s Reforms (Again), Defends Left’s Assured Outcomes Ideology
Late Friday afternoon a liberal Dane County judge struck down key parts of Wisconsin’s collective bargaining reforms. The measure dealing with public sector unions has been at the heart of a protected political battle that started with large street demonstrations at the state capitol when the measure was introduced, and culminated early this summer with the overwhelming re-election of Governor Scott Walker in an historic | Read More »
New Douglas County Petition Draws Majority Of Names From Outside County, State
A MoveOn.org petition launched last week attacking the Douglas County Board of Education has received scant attention, with the bulk of signatures coming from people who do not even live in Douglas County. The majority of signatures collected so far have come from people who either live outside the county or outside the state. The petition, which was posted by retired teacher Mike Dubrovich using MoveOn.org’s | Read More »
What Was Promised and Who Promised It
In light of the current teacher’s union strike in Chicago, it is clear that a wide gulf between funding and compensation exists. When pointing out the fact that the majority of federal and state public employees are overcompensated, the response is typically that “these amounts were promised”. But with most budgets now currently running severely in the red, addressing the compensation question is the key | Read More »