Nothing wrong in education with the word ‘alternative'
It is the age of budget cuts and fiscal responsibility. That being said, it makes one wonder why the Medical Lake School Board and district are considering changing the name of the Medical Lake Alternative High School to something “without a negative connotation” (Cheney Free Press Sept. 6, 2012). What is wrong with the word alternative?
According to Webster it means: 1. Choice or possibility; 2. Existing outside traditional or established institutions or system. Isn't that the purpose of this institution? Does someone want the name to be warm and fuzzy?
Furthermore, the article stated that there would be a cost for changing the name, the letterhead, school stamps, etc. Since the current name clearly states the purpose of the school, and it IS the age of fiscal responsibility, as a taxpayer I'm wondering if proceeding with a name change is the best stewardship of my tax dollars.
A ‘Brotherhood of Darkness' infects politics at every level
In 2009, Goldman Schs CEO Lloyd Blankfein's comment that he's “doing God's work” seemed to be a veiled jab at Jesus entering the Temple mount and chasing out the money-changers. Jesus has a revulsion against those who commit financial exploitation of people. This message from 2,000 years ago is applicable for today because of the new covenant each of us is the Temple of God, yet we are still being exploited by the money changers. The Brotherhood of Darkness is a small clique of enormously wealthy men, who speak with their money, and whose influence now radiates to every corner of the U.S. including the DOJ, SEC, CFTC and politicians in both parties. Without fear of arrest the brotherhood created toxic mortgage backed securities, lethal OTC derivatives, caused the bankruptcy of MF Global, and initiated the LIBOR scandal.
The mainstream media identified the goal of the Occupy movement was to protest the human misery created by Wall Street. Financial fraud committed by the brotherhood was ripe for legitimate protest, however the radical left never intended for the Occupy movement to pursue justice. Instead it directed the movement to pursue an agenda of class warfare and economic ruin enabling establishment of a brutal totalitarian socialist government to destroy our freedom.
We now have concrete evidence that Wall Street and Washington are running a secret government far removed from the democratic process. Through a freedom of information request by Bloomberg, the public now has access to Federal Reserve transactions that were deliberately hidden, and for good reason. These documents show how top government officials willfully concealed from Congress and the public the true extent of the 2008-'09 bailouts. This is further proof that our country is becoming a sham republic with the real government in the hands of the brotherhood controlling both Wall Street and our government.
Robert A. Dahlquist