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Once again the Democrats have failed to understand the working class American. For so long, Democrats exploited the working class through failed promises that Donald Trump has delivered on. The #1 concern of all Americans is can I pay my bills. President Trump understands this and has delivered on tax cuts that benefit everyone and actually tax the rich more than I have ever seen in my life time.  Trust me! I am middle class….maybe even lower middle class by standards. Trump is freeing up mandates to give people access to lower cost health care. Trump has worked with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to give prisoners hope upon release into society. I have asked several African-Americans what did Obama do with his promises and I get a resounding response from all I ask, “Nothing!” Democrats have long been the party of slavery for everyone. They want to encourage dependence on the government through program after program that actually takes from your hard earned income out of your check. Taxes! Democrats love to make a rule and regulation for everything under the sun that in affect cause businesses to lose money. Taxes! If the business loses money you lose your job or benefits people. Thank God for President Trump. Creating jobs and living up to his word.

The key defining difference between President Trump and the twenty or so Democratic Candidates is that President Trump believes in letting Americans run their lives so long as it does not encroach or negatively harm others. The Democrats on the other hand want to force their will on U.S. citizens. Dictators force their will. When I look at the Democratic party I think about the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, “Some pigs are worthy, but some more worthy than others.” I want my children to have a future and socialism and dictatorship is not a future. Venezuela….do I need to say more? Freedom isn’t free and Americans soldiers have fault hard to allow you the ability to almost say or do anything you want within reason. This right doesn’t exist in most countries. Our freedom and being ONE NATION UNDER GOD has blessed us so much. You see God is about freewill. It is why he is hated among many Democrats. Democrats hate freewill. They want to dictate and enforce. God says to sin or not to sin you have a choice. Freewill. American was based on that very freewill. Men and women should be free. I look at that American flag and see those stripes and stars and it brings me great pride! That flag is loved around the world! People die trying to be a part of that flag. Do people migrate to good places or try to get into the worst countries? The want to be in America! America is awesome! Travel the world and you will notice that immediately. Thank God for President Trump. A president that loves America and is willing to defend it.

Immigration has become a hot topic and many Democrats portray President Trump as some evil. Let’s face it…The Democrats never did anything for immigrants and they only take advantage of them for votes.  Immigrants are actually fleeing dictators and socialism. Imagine that! They want to live under President Donald Trump! We all want to help immigrants. I want to help immigrants. The problem with an open border is to many come and overwhelm the system. President Trump welcomes immigrants that want to do it legally through the proper channels. This gives every immigrant a fair chance of becoming an American citizen. If you have a system that allows the free flow of immigrants unchecked people from other parts of the world get denied. Why should that happen? They are waiting and going through the proper channels. Imagine your own personal home. A couple of immigrants show up for food. No problem. You give them a meal. Tomorrow they tell their friends and ten show up. You look in your pantry and refrigerator and notice you cannot feed everyone. You are overwhelmed! That is the current situation. America is overwhelmed. We have to regulate immigration for the benefit of every future immigrant and American citizen. Thank God for President Trump. Protecting American and wanting to create an immigration system that is fair to all.

Healthcare has been another issue. President Obama signed Obamacare and it was the single most damaging thing for my family and many Americans. A great percentage of us saw our healthcare costs sore $250 plus a month. A huge hit on Americans finances. You take money from Americans…..Americans have less to spend. Less to spend means a declining economy. For the most part I have watched to poor members of my extended family get free healthcare all their lives. I have never seen one of them denied medical care. Many were uninsured. They may not get the healthcare they want, but it has been sufficient and kept them all alive. So Pre-Obamacare, I saw little issue with getting healthcare or for those who needed treatment that did not have healthcare. All I saw with Obamacare was and extra $3,600 dollars going out yearly. It hurt me! It hurt many Americans. I do believe people should be proactive regarding their health. If they sit around a table and eat like pigs at a hog trawl, vape and smoke, drink like a fish, and end up sick and continue to live without regard for their health they are bringing their problems on themselves. As I said earlier, freewill. Some of these people do not even work. They collect welfare. Yes! You are paying for it. For me, that is a no go! I have worked my tail off since the age of 12 cutting yards and 15 working for companies. If a person works and makes an effort at a good job, most good jobs offer healthcare. America is about making an effort and being a contributor, not a leech. Thank God for President Trump. A president that is working to lower healthcare costs and make healthcare available to more citizens especially the contributors.

Tariffs are another issue. Countries all over the world want Americans to buy products they manufacture, but they do not want to allow us the right to sell our products in their lands. If we cannot manufacture in America and sell our products around the world because those countries place obscene tariffs on our goods how is that fair? How will we keep Americans working? The tariffs that President Trump has placed has made businesses boom! We hear over and over how it hurts America. Bah! Humbug! The stock market is the best it’s been in years, people are working (Americans #1 concern), and jobs are being created. Foreign countries are also more willing to deal for fear of losing business. Thank God for President Trump. He understands business! He is not willing to sell out America. And let’s get this clear to everyone if America fails so does the world.

I thank God for the blessing of America! That beautiful flag! A country where anyone who tries and wants to excel can succeed. We have migrants from all over the world that have become and are richer financially than they could ever dream of in their home country. I stand proud to say the pledge. Man we are blessed in America! Let’s pray for a continued resurgence of ONE NATION UNDER GOD and believe that America is the leader of the free world. When there is a problem….America get’s the call. Nobody else in the Global 20 can claim that like America.

Donald Trump has won 2020 because he goes against the grain and makes the hard decisions that need to be made. He’s is not a suck ass. Keep up the great work Mr. President!

No more Six Flags Over Texas! What a great move by Six Flags to not only take down the Confederate flag, but also remove flags of Mexico, Spain, France, etc. Six Flags showed no favoritism. If we are going to remove Confederate statues and flags we need to remove all statues of so-called men or women heroes. Let’s tear them all down. We honor no men or women in America. There no longer needs to be a preference for race in the United States because that is the sole cause of division. We need to make every single thing representative of America without race.  We are all American and nothing else.

No N.A.A.C.P., L.U.L.A.C., Chinese-American, Indian-American, etc.  No Chamber of Commerce except those holding title of American, etc.  All flags need to be banned for flying that represent various races or countries except state and American flags unless private in your own home without public viewing.

All applications need to say,” Are you American or Illegal.” No racial identity whatsoever. No more printing documents in anything but English because we are all Americans.

In schools we no longer need data on various ethnic groups. The only data we collect will be on Americans.  Let’s face it. Data is used to divide and shift money around to certain groups.

We need to start teaching all public and private school children they are American. When a child says,” I am Black, White, Hispanic, Chinese, Arabic, etc.” they need correction. No,”You are American. We are all the same.”

Once we have this perfect utopia that everyone is seeking because we are all equal and all American, we can fight over something else. Perhaps we will need to remove abstract statues because someone is offended by squares. Perhaps everyone will need to wear the same black uniform because someone is offended by red, blue, or green. Perhaps we will remove vehicles from America because their noise is offensive.

If history teaches us anything we know that when one group is marginalized at the expense of another we are heading into unrest or war. History also teaches us that humans by nature are often never satisfied.

So what is the true answer to our problems? How about we just learn to respect everything and value history for what it is? History!

For me, I could have a Hitler statue, Martin Luther King statue, Ghandi statue, Che Guevara statue, Cesar Chavez statue, and George Washington statue, across the street in a park and it would not matter. I appreciate history and art. Any man or woman who can make a beautiful statue of another out of bronze is a star in my book.

Let’s remove all racial identity in the U.S.A. Is it really a great idea? Perhaps we need to focus more on the lack of education people are receiving in America. Any person who lacks respect and appreciation for another really has no education at all. From my experience, they come in all colors, races, and education levels.

I’m hungry! Should I eat some Soul Food, Cajun Food, Chinese Food, Japanese Food, Indian Food, Russian Food, French Food, German Food, African Food, Vietnamese Food, Vegetarian Food, Latin American Food, barbecue, Toad in a Hole, or Spotted Dick? Man so much good food to eat in this world! So many different kinds of great people. Get out of your box and enjoy life, culture, history, and the diversity of America. Learn to appreciate the good and bad, because the lesson makes you educated.

The Truth About The Media. There are two sides to every story.

Here is my side that would be selectively edited or never aired on television.

Today I was featured in the news regarding covering a HISD French class and being unqualified. I am a certified teacher with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. I am not highly qualified because I am not certified in this particular subject. In my role, as a substitute teacher it is not required. The whole story is FAKE news, because I am a substitute not under contract as a full-time teacher as portrayed.

http://www.khou.com/news/investigations/i-team-french-teacher-at-hisd-school-doesnt-speak-french/160708733

First and foremost most associate teachers are placed in positions on temporary or long-term basis. Education today has a real talent pool issue, but not because we do not have qualified teachers. We have a shortage of teacher’s across America, because many good ones are sick of the system and chose not to work, and some teachers have to be removed for a variety of reasons, from criminal issues, to not doing their jobs.

My job is to be as qualified as I can in an emergency wherever I am placed. I have had numerous assignments in all subjects. Often I have to learn new material on the spot and teach it the best I can. I am extremely reliable with a strong track record of success for over 13 years.

At times, I do better than the actual teacher of record. I have been placed in settings where the kids did not have success with a full-time teacher of record, and the students pass tests with me the associate (SUB) teacher. I even had a teacher ask me to adjust my teaching because benchmark tests in my room where better than there tests. This person told me I was making them look bad and as a substitute it did not matter, but for her it did.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult for a full-time teacher of record to be terminated. Unions protect some of the worst people, and I am qualified to say this as I once worked as a union steward. Often teachers become tenured and think they are owed something special for just hanging around. They think,” I earned this right.” Right to what? Wasting taxpayer money to the tune of $65 or 70 k per year? As Mr. Cius stated in the interview. He is paid for doing nothing. What a waste!

The video that KHOU Channel 11 obtained of me walking into the school was illegally obtained by hiding on HISD property. Yes, you read it right. Trespassing. The reporter Jeremy Rogalski, contacted me via my private home number, and asked if I wanted to interview. I stated that I wished not too. I also followed up with e-mail stating that I was not interested in interviewing. The following day he, along with his camera man, hid beside my vehicle on HISD property, and tried to jump me. Good thing I keep my eyes open.

The photos of me in my classroom were also obtained without consent. I am certain a student took these photos. Now the funny thing is KHOU is being paid advertising dollars. My photos were used while KHOU made money. I have not been compensated. I do believe it is illegal to use a persons photo while making profit without compensation, but who knows, maybe the media is granted special privilege.

The question that was not asked on camera to the student being interviewed was this,” Do you speak French? Let me hear you carry a conversation in French that your teacher of record taught you. Do the majority of your French 2 classmates speak fluent French that you learned from your teacher of record? Did your associate teacher improve the bland classroom and try to decorate it a little? Does he give daily assignments? Do you all make your best effort in class to do your work?” The news media focus on the associate teacher was wrong. The focus should have been on the teacher of record, and why the teacher of record was put out of the classroom.

Another question that should have been asked by the reporter to the teacher of record, “What did you do to be removed from the classroom? They just do not arbitrarily remove teachers.” From my entrance day I can tell you unequivocally that the teacher of record stating on camera,”That the kids are not learning.” did not teach them well either. It was clear to me that many could not speak the French language after two years in his class. The reporter should have also asked, “Mr. Cius. Why do you take the taxpayers money for doing nothing at all? Because you just want a paycheck?”

Never have I been removed from a classroom in 13 years. I don’t expect to be either, because I do my job, and I do it well. My children attend HISD schools and are quite successful thus far. I am a graduate of HISD schools. HISD can be as good or bad as your want it and just like any other business they have great employees and bad employees. It is up to the individual to make that choice. There are people who have and people who do not have for a reason. Some chose to work and others do not.

The media needs to do a better job of ethical and honest reporting. Here are a few stories where the media got it right. This teacher I had personal dealings with. Interestingly, she did not like me assisting with class when I had knowledge to share.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/hisd-teacher-reassigned-after-high-speed-chase

I replace people like this because suddenly a class is without a teacher do to their poor choices.

http://abc13.com/news/hisd-teacher-charged-with-intoxication-manslaughter/1309078/

Or this

http://www.khou.com/news/crime/hisd-middle-school-teacher-charged-with-indecent-exposure/149942137

I could go on and on about the need for associate teacher coverage and moral upstanding qualified teachers. It is a tough job for very low pay that many would not rather do, but I love it. I also know most of my students love and appreciate what I do for them. That is the best!

Until then remember there are always two sides to every story. If it came from Moyer, you know it is facts. I do not deal with twists or spins on stories using fiction.

And the fact is I am awesome at what I do.

Fact or fiction? The answer always lies in research.

If you know anymore facts regarding this issue perhaps students who talk to the misplaced teacher of record privately, or why this teacher of record may have been removed, please comment. If you know or can relate to this story, share what you know about schools around America.

Thank you for reading.

This small town post is clear and speaks truth. Our land is hurting.

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Everyday all over America children are wasting free food that is provided by tax payers. The food manufacturers are in bed with the school systems and government. They sell units and receive credits for each unit. In other words, money. In one school alone, anywhere between 10 to 20 gallons a milk go to waste daily, and close to 50 or more pounds of food. When you add up how many schools are giving away breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this adds up to a ton of money for food manufacturers, and a lot of wasted tax dollars. Worse yet, this food could feed the truly hungry.

I took this photo before this food was thrown away. Several of these plates went into the trash. Perfectly good food. If you are homeless or hungry, a school dumpster is a great place for food. I wish American’s would get pissed off like Martin Luther King, Jr. or Ralph Nader, and rally against the crime of a broken system. It is ridiculous!!

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/business/economy/stubborn-skills-gap-in-americas-work-force.html?src=un&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjson8.nytimes.com%2Fpages%2Fbusiness%2Feconomy%2Findex.jsonp

Being a teacher, I am consistently worried about the quality of future workers. It is quite amusing to me that we have a society that does everything to encourage failure. We no longer hold students accountable for their actions, or their work. Students have learned that they can “CHILL” in class and still be passed. Hundreds of thousands of students across America are allowed to disrupt classroom instruction, turn in no work, and they can still earn a passing grade. It is an epidemic!

It is not the teachers fault either. Teachers are told what to do on most occasions, rule followers with less thinking outside of the box, and are often asked to pass students along.  If they fail them, they are threatened with repercussions, or loss of employment.  Administrators enjoy six figure salaries while knowingly lying about the very quality of their schools. All of this decline is implemented by our government through policy. Does it make sense? I do not think so. It is alarming! Our financial system is also built on fuzzy math, debt, and much dishonesty.

The sad part of it all is that we keep telling ourselves we are #1. The best in the world. The best in the world cannot operate on dishonesty without it catching up. The alarm bells are ringing all around, but I am afraid nobody is listening. The attitude of the average American is,”If it’s not affecting me, then I am not worried about it.” Unfortunately, fire spreads, and eventually those who do not care will get burned too.  We are so worried with other countries and terrorism, but the reality is we are our own worst enemy, because we our not taking care of our own backyard.