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Schools Issue Fat Letters to Parents Warning of Obesity Based on BMI

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By Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism

Schools Issue Fat Letters to Parents Warning of Obesity Based on BMI

 

Nineteen states, including Arkansas and Illinois, are sending students home with reports on their annual weigh-in program. Parents will be informed of whether or not their child has a high body mass index (BMI) or not.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) BMI standards , a child or teen that falls between the 85th and 95th percentile are considered overweight. If the child or teen falls beyond the 95th percentile they are considered obese.

In Clark County, Nevada, the state law requires students in the 4th, 7th and 10th grades to be checked for obesity in 19 schools.

The CDC has given grant money to Nevada to support 3rd, 6th and 9th grade students to get tested as well.

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Obese children are being singled out for potential mental health conditions that could manifest later in life. These include:

• Lacking social skills
• Discrimination
• Low self-esteem
• Depression
• Victim complex

Lanre Omojokun Falusi, pediatrician and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) claims that BMI readings are “the best means we have to determine whether a child’s weight is healthy or unhealthy.”

Misinterpretations of how BMI should be understood abound.

School officials may not be aware of how the relationship between height and weight work together.

An athlete or someone who has more muscle mass than body fat would score within the obese range when the BMI is calculated; this pertains to teenage boys in high school who focus on sports such as football.

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The American Medical Association (AMA) published a report stating that obesity is not a disease. This classification would necessitate pharmaceutical intervention, treatment and prevention.

However, a team of representatives at the AMA decided that obesity would be called a disease.

Patrice Harris, member of the AMA board said: “Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans.”

To control what and how much children eat while at school, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released “Smart Snacks in School” that outlines federal standards for nutrition stands for “students, parents, school stakeholders and the food and beverage industries to implement the new guidelines, and make the healthy choice the easy choice for America’s young people.”

Caloric restrictions mandate that snack items can contain no more than 200 calories and entrees cannot contain more than 350 calories.

While low-calorie diets cause weight loss, they are also extremely dangerous because they decrease metabolic rates which throws the human body into survival mode and could lead to health problems such as heart disease, less muscle development, hypo-glycemic conditions; as well as the development of diabetes.

Caloric controls for school nutrition programs state that “kindergarteners to fifth-graders, lunches must contain 550 to 650 calories, and for ninth- to 12th-graders, lunches must have 750 to 850 calories.”

Using “science-based nutrition guidelines” with recommendations from the National Institute of Medicine (NIM) children and parents will have choices that are pre-approved by the federal government and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Tom Vislack, secretary for the USDA said: “Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children.

Parents and schools work hard to give our youngsters the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong, and providing healthy options throughout school cafeterias, vending machines, and snack bars will support their great efforts.”

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About the author:

   Susanne Posel Chief Editor, Investigative Journalist OccupyCorporatism.com   Radio Host: The Region 10 Report, Live Thursdays 1-3PM PST on American Freedom Radio

Teachers Will Be Armed in Arkansas

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By Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism

Teachers Will Be Armed in Arkansas

 

Clarksville High School in Arkansas will be the first high school to utilize state laws that allow armed security guards in schools to arm teachers.

Training is underway now that will facilitate teachers carrying concealed weapons when classes resume.

David Hopkins, superintendent for Clarksville explained: “The plan we’ve been given in the past is, ‘Well, lock your doors, turn off your lights and hope for the best.’ That’s not a plan.”

Twenty teachers, including volunteers and other facility are training with a private security firm to turn them into licensed guards. Those in the program will receive 9-mm Walter PPS and holster; including $1,100 for a total of $50,000 the school in spending.

To make sure these participants are full trained, they will receive 53 hours which is 5 times the requirements for security guards in Arkansas.

Hopkins said : “They’re not gonna be in a uniform, and they’re not gonna be wagging their gun on their side. We’re going to be very discrete about it, but yet we’re going to be trained professionals, and we’re going to be able to provide security for our kids in a matter of seconds instead of minutes.”

Instead of hiring an independent security firm, Hopkins asserts : “We’re not tying our money up in a guard 24/7 that we won’t have to have unless something happens. We’ve got these people who are already hired and using them in other areas. Hopefully we’ll never have to use them as a security guard.”

Students will not know which teachers are armed and which are not to ensure that Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are able to assist at a moment’s notice.

CERT is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These are trained members of each community educated in “disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.”

Donna Morey, former president of the Arkansas Education Association (AEA) said: “We just think educators should be in the business of educating students, not carrying a weapon.”

Arkansas and 6 other states; such as Ohio, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Washington State have adopted measures to place armed guards in public schools.

School districts in Florida, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Alabama and New Jersey have hired armed police officers to patrol and protect their campuses based on Vice President Joe Biden’s national recommendations last January.

Like those other schools, Sidwell Friends School, where President Obama’s two daughters attend, have 11 security officers and is seeking to hire armed police officers to patrol the campus.

The Department of Justice (DoJ) School Resource Officer program offers government certified law enforcement officers to patrol campuses as part of a national initiative.

Sheriff Douglas Harp of Nobile County, Indiana suggested deputizing teachers in order to carry handguns in classrooms just after the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Last January, a scheduled Code Red lockdown was performed at Cary-Grove High School in Illinois.

This drill was complete with the firing of blanks into a hallway to give the students the very real impression that they were being attacked. Officials claimed that this exercise would help teachers and students “recognize the sound and react quickly should an active gunman situation occur.”

According the school website: “The drill will begin with a public address announcement about the lockdown. After staff have secured their rooms, Cary police and administrators will sweep the building to ensure all students made it into secure locations and assess any potential issues that may become apparent from the practice. Following this, a second PA announcement will be made informing students and staff that gunfire will be simulated so that they might be able to recognize the sound and react quickly, should an active gunman situation occur.”

They went on to explain: “Following the drill, a discussion will ensue between the students and their classroom teacher. We will utilize this feedback as a building and police department to assess our security and make any necessary adjustments to our building plan. Our sole purpose for utilizing the blanks is to fully prepare our students and staff.”

Parents whose children attend the school were concerned that the simulated gunfire was going beyond necessities. One parent said: “If you need to run a drill, you run a drill. They run fire drills all the time, but they don’t run up and down the hallway with a flamethrower.”

Students were upset by the crassness of the drill. Some participants pointed out that not all guns sound the same when fired. And a substitute teacher suggested that there be proactive training on what do to in such a situation instead of the terrifying drill that was conducted by school officials.

Jeff Puma, spokesperson for the high school explained that the administration is working with the Cary Police Department who recommended that this drill take place. Puma said: “It was their recommendation that we do this in order to create the knowledge necessary to keep our students safe in an active crisis situation.”

Puma said that the police referred to the students as “sitting ducks” while in their classrooms should a shooter enter the building. The police intimated that the students remain in their classrooms for “safety reasons” rather than try to escape through a window or run out a door.

 


About the author:

   Susanne Posel Chief Editor, Investigative Journalist OccupyCorporatism.com   Radio Host: The Region 10 Report, Live Thursdays 1-3PM PST on American Freedom Radio

DHS and US Military Make Final Preparations Before Announcing Martial Law

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Source: http://occupycorporatism.com

By Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism
August 8, 2012

DHS and US Military Make Final Preparations Before Announcing Martial LawInformants and military personnel are coming forth anonymously to confirm that martial law “is right around the corner.” However, right now we are under a silent martial law and citizens are reporting strange and unexplainable activity from the US armed forces and multiple federal agencies that point to a covert preparatory operation to completely lock down America in the very near future.

Sources from multiple locations across the nation have independently confirmed that the US military are repositioning soldiers in conjunction with allied foreign troops in the initial stages of martial law.

The US military are secretly moving massive amounts of “equipment” across the country consistently for more than a year. In Phoenix, Arizona, tractor-trailers transporting tanks on public highways have been spotted. One witness stated that he saw these flatbeds multiple times in the month of June. Eye witness reports are coming primarily from the northern and southern Border States.

Peter Santilli, an ex-marine informant who was a specialist in aviation deployed weapons, explains that a refrigerated truck, allocated by the administration department on base, was directed to the commissary, where the unsuspecting driver believed that he was transporting food. The weapon was placed at the head of the trailer, and covered up with either food stores (like cans of soup) or body bags. In the event that the truck is stopped en route, the weapon would be well hidden and go undetected by inspectors on the public highways.

Santilli, who was assigned to ride in the cab of the truck with the driver, says that his orders were to make sure the truck arrived at its destination. If there were problems concerning potential civil unrest, he was to radio into his superiors for aid by either air or ground support. Should the situation warrant serious attention; crowd control methods would be implemented.

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Don’t Look Now But ACORN Is Alive & Well

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By Gateways_Niece

Don’t Look Now But ACORN Is Alive & Well & Ready to Muck Up the 2012 Elections

Don’t think for one second that the 2012 election is going to be squeaky clean. Even CNN is starting to report on his fraud!

Chad Groening at OneNewsNow reported:

Even though it was supposedly stripped of federal funding in 2009, a non-partisan government corruption watchdog says the disgraced organization known as ACORN is alive and well and still thriving on government dollars.

Following the 2009 voter registration scandals surrounding the organization, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) transformed itself into a number of smaller organizations with new names, such as Affordable Housing Centers of America and the New York Agency for Community Affairs.

Dan Epstein is executive director of Cause of Action, an organization that has been monitoring ACORN’s recent activity. He says ACORN is still registered as a corporation in Arkansas.

“So ACORN has not gone away. What it has done is it’s had its tentacles rebrand themselves and rename themselves in order to get federal money and go around the ban that Congress passed and the president signed,” Epstein explains.

One of those branches, Project Vote, is now working with the Obama Justice Department to sue various states under the National Voter Registration Act.

“Project Vote forced them to accept many fraudulent voter registration forms,” the Cause of Action executive director reports. “And that part of the problem was that the states became so overwhelmed, they couldn’t actually conduct good oversight to ensure election integrity.”

Epstein does not think the Justice Department will either investigate ACORN and its affiliates, or prevent voter fraud, but he hopes Congress will conduct thorough oversight on the matter.

[CIM Comment]

Quite the political dysfunctional, dis-honest and corrupt times in which we live.

ACORN submitting fraudulent voter registrations on one side and the GOP allowing dead people to vote while suppressing legitimate votes that do not serve their agenda.  Here we are in the middle, watching all with scrutiny and calling BS with every crooked move they make.  Better buckle up that seat belt, it’s going to be a very rough ride!

‘Presidential Secrets’–Former Operative Chip Tatum Speaks (Full Length UnCensored)

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This video presents one of the most provocative interviews ever conducted by Ted Gunderson, a retired FBI Senior Special Agent in Charge; it is with Gene “Chip” Tatum, a former CIA Black Ops Assassin who was also an Iran-Contra and OSG2 NWO Insider. In this video, you’ll hear Chip discuss his involvement in Operation Red Rock, Task Force 160 and OSG2. Hear him reveal the names of high profile officials who were integrally involved in these CIA covert killing sprees and/or narco-trafficking, directly or indirectly: Oliver “Ollie” North, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. You’ll learn from an “insider” about outrageous U.S. government felony crime and corruption and the impending New World Order destruction of America. You’ll hear his amazing insight concerning the Nixon Administration and the dirty politics of the Vietnam War. This is the last interview prior to his sudden disappearance in 1998.

LATEST UPDATE: Chip’s tortured body was reported to have washed up on a beach in Panama in early 2007. See the other video interview with Chip Tatum called ‘Black Ops Interview’ posted on Youtube.

[CIM Comment:]

I have no wishes to control the votes of others, your vote is your job knowing what is really going on.  I will tell you where mine is going based on years of study.

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Please visit Ron Paul’s official campaign site and donate today!

 

What is with these Orwellian small towns?

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Source: http://m.examiner.com

Arkansas town seeks to ban free speech for residents

Gould, Arkansas, is a small town of about 850 people. If the city council has its way, those 850 people will be barred from gathering together to discuss city matters without approval from the city government.

Mayor Earnest Nash is completely opposed to the plan and is willing to go to court rather than see the ordinance pass.

“This is still America,” Mayor Nash told Fox 16.

“You just can’t vote and violate people’s constitutional rights,” he said.

Last Monday, the council voted to ban groups from gathering or forming without city approval.

Sonja Farley, a member of the Gould City Council, said that no matter the group, if anyone meets to discuss the city, that meeting must be approved by the city.

“You can’t just come in here, get with four people and decide to  start an organization,” Farley said, adding, “You will go through your city council with legal documentation and get approval.”

But Mayor Nash promised he would not sign the ordinance, calling it ludricous that he would not be allowed to meet with citizens to discuss city business.

“They can take me to court,” Mayor Nash said pointedly.

Fox 16′s Katherine Johnson said the ordinance was “extremely vague,” and encompasses “Boy Scout troups, book clubs,” and even bans families from discussing city matters at the dinner table.
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