Archives September 2022

Your Favorite Governor Newsom Ending with Kindergarten For Good

No kindergarten requirement means no money for the little ones. How is this slipping right through all of us public school parents? Our future generation of kids will no longer have kinder in public schools? Listen, as a single mother I needed the extra help raising my little one. The pressure as a parent to make sure your child doesn’t fall behind intellectually is real. It all comes back to the parent and how we raise our kids, but how can we raise our kids if we see this kind of change in our school system? What benefit comes from deducting $268 million dollars from the yearly budget?

Oh wait, let’s just pull the money from the little ones since they don’t need it the most. The governor, who has touted his commitment to early education with universal pre-kindergarten, said in a Sunday night veto message on Senate Bill 70 that the cost of requiring kindergarten starting in the 2024-25 school year — up to $268 million annually — means the issue should be dealt with during budget talks.

Newsom also vetoed legislation by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, AB 1973, that would have required all elementary schools to offer full-day kindergarten by 2030, again citing costs.

CEO of Patagonia Donates Entire Patagonia Company worth 3 billion dollars for Research to fight climate change

Patagonia’s announcement that its founder, Yvon Chouinard, and his family are giving away their ownership in the outdoor apparel maker to benefit from climate change does not mean the company will become any less competitive. Yvon Chouinard (born November 9, 1938) is an American rock climber, environmentalist, philanthropist and outdoor industry businessman. No wonder he donated to climate change, but why so much? Was this a tax write-off? Is it a way they can get away from some kind of debt? On the contrary!

The unusual move comes at a moment of growing scrutiny for billionaires and corporations, whose rhetoric about making the world a better place is often overshadowed by their contributions to the very problems they claim to want to solve.

At the same time, Mr. Chouinard’s relinquishment of the family fortune is in keeping with his longstanding disregard for business norms, and his lifelong love for the environment.

In August, the family irrevocably transferred all the company’s voting stock, equivalent to 2 percent of the overall shares, into a newly established entity known as the Patagonia Purpose Trust.

The trust, which will be overseen by members of the family and their closest advisers, is intended to ensure that Patagonia makes good on its commitment to run a socially responsible business and give away its profits. Because the Chouinards donated their shares to a trust, the family will pay about $17.5 million in taxes on the gift.

The Chouinards then donated the other 98 percent of Patagonia, its common shares, to a newly established nonprofit organization called the Holdfast Collective, which will now be the recipient of all the company’s profits and use the funds to combat climate change. Because the Holdfast Collective is a 501(c)(4), which allows it to make unlimited political contributions, the family received no tax benefit for its donation.

Executive Order 13166

On August 11, 2000, the President signed Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.”  The Executive Order requires Federal agencies to examine the services they provide, identify any need for services to those with limited English proficiency (LEP), and develop and implement a system to provide those services so LEP persons can have meaningful access to them.  It is expected that agency plans will provide for such meaningful access consistent with, and without unduly burdening, the fundamental mission of the agency. 


What kind of backward world are we living in?

Starting January 1st, 2023 any person involved in this kind of crime cannot get arrested due to the new Safe-T Act for Non-Detainable Offenses. Seriously, you have someone living in your front yard and cops will not come to your rescue.

The following are some of the crimes you can get away with due to the new act implemented:

  1. Aggravated Battery
  2. Aggravated DUI
  3. Aggravated Fleeing
  4. Arson
  5. Burglary
  6. Drug-Induced Homicide
  7. Intimidation
  8. Kidnapping
  9. Robbery
  10. 2nd Degree Murder
  11. Threatening a Public Official

12 States That Kids Can Take Mental Health Days Off

  • Washington
  • California
  • Illinois
  • Virginia
  • Maine
  • Connecticut
  • Oregon
  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Kentucky
  • Colorado

There is legislation in 4 pending states on making that happen.

Over a third of parents have seen behavior changes in their children

7% of parents say their kids are having a hard time socializing since the pandemic.

77% of parents that make their kids take mental health days have a positive impact.

How cool is that? I am sure it would have made a positive impact on the children taking days off. You mean to tell me they are not going to feel positive not going to school?

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