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TX racism Bill and our nation's text books

Okay:

1) I am sorry if this was talked about already. I didn't see anything.

2) If my knowledge is outdated please correct me.


When I was in school and when my nieces and nephews had been in school a majority of textbook companies had been based in Texas and these publishers often used the Texas school board Curriculum to create the text book. So with this new law about Critical Race History how many Texas books will be following Texas lead and yes, a good School board and good teacher sublimates text book knowledge but how many classroom only teach from the text book? How many kids our homeschool with no other sources from the text book.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2021/05/28/bill-aiming-to-limit-critical-race-theory-derailed-by-parliamentary-procedure/

I'm really concern.

Took a Trip up toward North Western PA North of Pittsburgh. I was seeing a cousin of mine she is a beautician fully vaccinated and understand my fear of going into Salons but I haven't had my hair trim/cut/done in basically a year and a half She was in town visiting her mother she hadn't seen in 2 years she had cut it styled it and even colored it. she had 4 shades for me to pick from. I felt comfortable her mother is vaccinated cousin is vaccinated and she did my hair in my aunt's home.

However on the way up we took route 18 since major construction on 79 and with Memorial we didn't want to get stuck in traffic. so we pass thru a lot of small towns- A lot going in and out of shops unmasked. I then started seeing several billboards with #Unmask PA. One said Wake up. One said "The Real Cure" and the # Unmask PA. Supposedly PA is 70% vaccinated (Edit: I was under the belief it was 70 I was corrected the actual number is 40%) but I'm beginning to truly wonder if the percentage is accurate.

I personally will continue to mask but my biggest fear is a Covid mutation that is totally immune to the vaccine and we are back in the boat. only 50% of the country is vaccinated I really nervous.

1/6 vote today. Needs to be a serious wake up call

This vote is a serious vote to our democracy. I am not trying to be dramatic either.

- We have a political party who leaders our kowtowing to a demented con-artist because Putin probably gave him dirt on everyone of them

-the majority of a populist who considers themselves as Republican so dumb down by an education system that hasn't taught critical thinking skills in I would say a good 35 years. These people honestly believe Trump is still President trying to be undercover to caught all the Pedophile in the democratic party and Hollywood.

Stars Wars line "So this is how Democracy dies, with Thunderous applause". Can easily be replaced with adult temper tantrums.

We should be worried. Republicans get the leadership again and we may see something like Belarus or American Samoa

Anyone watching Rachel Maddow?

She is on fire tonight!

Went to my mother's today she lives upper north west PA I am

SW PA. Went grocery shopping for her and I masked and gloved up. Saw some people with Masks and some without. My thoughts who is actually vaccinated and who is covid-denier.

Before reaching my home I stopped to get eggs at a convenient store and I found myself wondering that again. I am seeing far too many maskless people in Western PA to be safe.

My humble opinion. CDC is lifting Mask and social distancing too soon.

Full disclosure. I am an introvert. I do interact when I have too and I fell in love working from home. I think I was more productive. I am strongly thinking of leaving a job I love it I have to go back to the office. My husband and worries I am becoming a border line agoraphobic if I absolutely have to I will go out but if there is no need I won't.

Honestly I believe we are opening too quickly and relaxing mask and distancing. At least in my area too many covididiots. I also worry about the variants. Sooner or later we will find a variant that the vaccine can't protect. We keep moving up the goal post just so wall street and comport America can get their way? The rich can protect themselves easier than working class. They get better healthcare.


Sorry on tablet .

Need help with Ballot issues for Primary on May 18th

Okay: I will be the first to admit I am slow on the uptake. I do try to educate myself as much as possible.
PA has 4 issues on the ballots. I believe I am understanding all of them and have an idea of how I want to vote but can use help Please.

PLAIN ENGLISH STATEMENT
STATEWIDE REFERENDUM – ACT 2020-91
MAKING MUNICIPAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES COMPANIES ELIGIBLE FOR LOANS
The purpose of the ballot question is to determine whether Pennsylvania voters authorize making municipal fire departments or companies with paid personnel and emergency medical services companies eligible to apply for loans from an already existing state loan program.

I believe I understand this not to make services private but they can seek additional funding= Loans from state funds. I believe if I am correct I will vote yes.


The Next 2 to me smell Republican in nature and trying to limit power of the next Democratic Governor.

JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2021 – 1
Proposing separate and distinct amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania, in declaration of rights, providing for prohibition against denial or abridgment of equality of rights because of race and ethnicity; in legislation, further providing for action on concurrent orders and resolutions; and, in the executive, providing for disaster emergency declaration and management.'

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT – ARTICLE III, SECTION 9
RELATING TO TERMINATION OR EXTENSION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS
Ballot Question
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to change existing law and increase the power of the General Assembly to unilaterally terminate or extend a disaster emergency declaration—and the powers of Commonwealth agencies to address the disaster regardless of its severity pursuant to that declaration—through passing a concurrent resolution by simple majority, thereby removing the existing check and balance of presenting a resolution to the Governor for approval or disapproval?

I think I am leaning towards no if understand these two.

This last 1 seems straight forward but am I missing something?

PROHIBITION AGAINST DENIAL OR ABRIDGEMENT OF EQUALITY OF RIGHTS BECAUSE OF RACE OR ETHNICITY
Ballot Question
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended by adding a new section providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of an individual’s race or ethnicity?

I found this information here:
https://www.dos.pa.gov/VotingElections/Pages/Joint-Resolution-2021-1.aspx

Can anyone help guide me?

( cross posting in PA group.)

Need help with Ballot issues for Primary on May 18th

Okay: I will be the first to admit I am slow on the uptake. I do try to educate myself as much as possible.
PA has 4 issues on the ballots. I believe I am understanding all of them and have an idea of how I want to vote but can use help Please.

PLAIN ENGLISH STATEMENT
STATEWIDE REFERENDUM – ACT 2020-91
MAKING MUNICIPAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES COMPANIES ELIGIBLE FOR LOANS
The purpose of the ballot question is to determine whether Pennsylvania voters authorize making municipal fire departments or companies with paid personnel and emergency medical services companies eligible to apply for loans from an already existing state loan program.

I believe I understand this not to make services private but they can seek additional funding= Loans from state funds. I believe if I am correct I will vote yes.


The Next 2 to me smell Republican in nature and trying to limit power of the next Democratic Governor.

JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2021 – 1
Proposing separate and distinct amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania, in declaration of rights, providing for prohibition against denial or abridgment of equality of rights because of race and ethnicity; in legislation, further providing for action on concurrent orders and resolutions; and, in the executive, providing for disaster emergency declaration and management.'

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT – ARTICLE III, SECTION 9
RELATING TO TERMINATION OR EXTENSION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS
Ballot Question
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to change existing law and increase the power of the General Assembly to unilaterally terminate or extend a disaster emergency declaration—and the powers of Commonwealth agencies to address the disaster regardless of its severity pursuant to that declaration—through passing a concurrent resolution by simple majority, thereby removing the existing check and balance of presenting a resolution to the Governor for approval or disapproval?

I think I am leaning towards no if understand these two.

This last 1 seems straight forward but am I missing something?

PROHIBITION AGAINST DENIAL OR ABRIDGEMENT OF EQUALITY OF RIGHTS BECAUSE OF RACE OR ETHNICITY
Ballot Question
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended by adding a new section providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of an individual’s race or ethnicity?

I found this information here:
https://www.dos.pa.gov/VotingElections/Pages/Joint-Resolution-2021-1.aspx

Can anyone help guide me?

( cross posting in General Discussion)

How do I report a busines? Or should I?

I went to a bakery in PA today before entering saw thru the Windows 2 employees behind the counter and neither 1 had a mask on. Completely bare faced. I want to report the business but hubby is like a lot more people are going harmless in PA. Yes, numbers are going down and Tuesday I will be fully vaccinated as will husband but I worry with India and Brazil variants I worry we will soon seen either another surge of variant we will behind the covid 8 ball. (On tablet sorry)
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