1,600 Plus Victims & He Walked Away

I think drones are an absolute force multiplier and have their purpose. I have taken exception – many times – on this site to the manner in which they a used. The extra-constitutional murder of American citizens is at the top of the list of reasons they must be judiciously employed. Secret kill lists and the like are not the stuff of American exceptionalism. We are on the wrong path. How long before that path leads to my door, or yours?

I have not watched this video so I make no claims as to the veracity of it’s content.

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The Time To Act Is Upon Us

Crude Content Warning! I will cuss, make sexual references, mix metaphors, and take off all of my filters in the rant below. Enter at your own risk:

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Another Armed Robber Shoots Himself In The Leg – This time With A Shotgun

Robbery is not the act of a smart person. This one was robbing shops in his own neighborhood.

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STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) —A 21-year-old suspected of using a shotgun to order victims to the ground in one of three robberies Wednesday night accidentally shot himself in the leg during his final heist, police said Thursday.
After injuring himself with the gun, Donnello Knowles ran to a friend’s apartment across the street from a gas station he robbed at gunpoint, according to the Stockton Police Department.

Knowles’ friend called for help, prompting officers to respond to the 8100 block of Palisades Drive, police said. The events took place Wednesday night, officers said.

When investigators showed up to the apartments, they determined Knowles matched the suspect description from three recent robberies — of a nail salon, a Subway restaurant and a Valero gas station.

Knowles was suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg when officers saw him near the front of the complex. He also had money from the robbery in his clothes, police said.”

There is more at KCRA.com, including video that I can not embed.

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“Cuba leaves talks on US ties insisting it won’t make major changes to its system”

The Obama administration still thinks talking with dictators will work. They have learned nothing from their failures.

The dictators, however, have learned a lot from successes in negotiating with Obama. They can get whatever they want.

US Restores Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

HAVANA – The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro’s government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country’s struggling economy.
Following the highest-level open talks in three decades between the two nations, Cuban officials remained firm in rejecting significant reforms pushed by the United States as part of President Barack Obama’s surprise move to re-establish ties and rebuild economic relations with the Communist-led country.
“One can’t think that in order to improve and normalize relations with the U.S., Cuba has to give up the principles it believes in,” Cuba’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs, Josefina Vidal, told The Associated Press after the end of the talks. “Changes in Cuba aren’t negotiable.”

From Yahoo Canada

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The Man Who Would Save The World…

…Filmed an anti-oil video aboard his private palace with a 53,611 gallon fuel capacity. He has no problem flying an entire fleet of aircraft and vehicles halfway across the globe to take the kids on vacation, but drilling in ANWR? That’s a bridge too far.

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Outta My Face. Outta My Face, Please.

Artillery strikes recently killed dozens in Mariupol, Ukraine. The United States has provided “lethal aid” to Ukraine in their battle against Russia. The $5 million for “military education & training” (below)was just the tip of the iceberg.

We provided a $20M drawdown for “commodities” and a huge laundry list of other stuff. In case you are curious what kind of “military education & training” they are talking about, they’re talking about the primary mission of the guys in the funny green hats. The reporter in the video says “Tell me, what happened here?” To which, the man in a Ukrainian military uniform responds (in perfect NE US English):

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We have been doing everything we can to hammer on Russia. The only thing surprising to me about this is that Barry hasn’t taken credit yet. The situation in Ukraine is critical to our global efforts to contain Russia. I think it will prove to be a fool’s errand, ultimately, but it’s critical nonetheless. As the most under-reported story of 2014, the situation in Ukraine has all of the hallmarks & red flags of a proxy war.

Uke, please call the Principal’s office…Uke, please call the office.

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What Are Your Kids Learning At University?

For one thing, this:

‘Paedophilia is natural and normal for males’

How some university academics make the case for paedophiles at summer conferences”

Is that enough? There is a lot of pressure coming from academics and others to turn civilized behavior around. There is a conscious effort to eliminate all rules and societal mores. These are the free-love young people of the sixties and seventies. They dropped acid and experimented with sexual deviance. Now they are teaching our young people. What do they have to say? How about:

The statement that paedophilia is “natural and normal” was made not three decades ago but last July. It was made not in private but as one of the central claims of an academic presentation delivered, at the invitation of the organisers, to many of the key experts in the field at a conference held by the University of Cambridge.

Other presentations included “Liberating the paedophile: a discursive analysis,” and “Danger and difference: the stakes of hebephilia.”

Hebephilia is the sexual preference for children in early puberty, typically 11 to 14-year-olds.”

Prof Ken Plummer, left, and former PIE head Tom O'Carroll

Prof Ken Plummer, left, and former PIE head Tom O’Carroll

Another attendee, and enthusiastic participant from the floor, was one Tom O’Carroll, a multiple child sex offender, long-time campaigner for the legalisation of sex with children and former head of the Paedophile Information Exchange. “Wonderful!” he wrote on his blog afterwards. “It was a rare few days when I could feel relatively popular!”

Read more at the UK Telegraph

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Judge Accuses BATF Of ‘Fraud On The Court’

“The federal government has itself become a criminal cartel.”

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ATF Director Jones

Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns sued his former employer:

Dobyns had sued his employer for failure to properly investigate an arson attack that destroyed his home and endangered his family, and for reneging on protection agreements over death threats he received, after the bureau withdrew his cover identity following the Hells Angels case. In September, Senior Judge Francis M. Allegra of the United States Court of Federal Claims awarded Dobyns $173,000 and denied government royalty claims against Dobyns for his book, seemingly providing an end to a prolonged six-year ordeal until the government challenged that ruling in the 11th hour. In a move surprising to many case-watchers, the judge then voided his own judgment, provoking speculation but no answers as to why.

Some of that may be getting clearer with the unsealing of case documents, now available on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system. Language used by Judge Allegra in his now-unsealed December 1 opinion does not mince words, and seems damning.

“[T]he court … issued an order voiding the prior judgment based upon indications that the defendant [ATF], through its counsel, had committed fraud on the court,” Allegra wrote.”

Read it here

Further investigation by David Codrea tells us this:

Further detailed allegations, being investigated by this reporter and seemingly corroborated by the unsealed opinion, include Judge Allegra being contacted by Internal Affairs Investigator Christopher Trainor, a key witness in the Dobyns case, concerning his being threatened by a main government witness — one the judge himself had raised perjury questions about — and chillingly,also threatened by lead government attorneys. Trainor had reportedly earlier given the intimidation to ATF, which opened a criminal investigation, and then approached ATF and Department of Justice attorneys, both of whom allegedly refused to report the witness tampering allegations to the judge. It is further alleged Trainor was warned by the DOJ attorney that if he reported the witness to Judge Allegra, his career at ATF would suffer.

The judge then reportedly notified Attorney General Eric Holder, then-Deputy AG and (“Number Two” at Justice) James Cole, and the Office of Inspector General of DOJ attorney fraud against the court, and issued an order barring seven of the attorneys from filing any further legal documents in the Dobyns case. Although no direct connection has been established, it is noted that the timing of the judge’s notification appears contemporaneous with Cole’s resignation and Holder’s announced resignation.”

Hershel Smith believes that this is a bigger scandal than Fast and Furious:

This is a very big deal, and it goes to show the lengths that the government went to cause disrepute on Mr. Dobyns. The Arizona Daily Star reporter that David cited can’t fathom why the justice department would have gone to these lengths in a simple contractual dispute. The answer is that this is more than a simple contractual dispute. This goes to the entire obscene connection of the government with running guns to the Mexican cartels in order to justify more gun control for Americans. They tried to ruin this man’s reputation and destroy his life.

It’s a picture of a failed state, because the government has lost the mandate of heaven. It cannot be entrusted with even the most basic safety, health and welfare of society. The federal government has itself become a criminal cartel.”

Emphasis added.

Read it here

Update:

Curiously—and almost certainly not coincidentally—Deputy Attorney General James Cole resigned and Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation at the same time that Judge Allegra alleged that DOJ committed fraud against the court and threatened witnesses. The DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) then refused to investigate the attorneys charged with fraud and the allegations of witness intimidation.

Orders to bury these criminal investigations could only come from the top of the Department of Justice, and it is highly unlikely that such decisions could be made without White House involvement.

At Townhall.com, Katie Pavlich has also printed a lengthy article covering the developing scandal.”

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Are Paratroopers ‘Advisers’?

1,000 paratroopers from Panther Brigade headed to Iraq this week

Image from Weaselzippers

Image from Weaselzippers

The 82nd Airborne, and more specifically its 3rd Brigade Combat Team, are no strangers to Iraq.
Since 2003, parts of the brigade have deployed in support of U.S. efforts there on at least three occasions.
Now, more than three years after the U.S. military presence in Iraq was thought over, about a quarter of the Panther Brigade will return with a new mission to help train Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.
About 1,000 paratroopers from the brigade will deploy this week as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve mission.”

From the Fayetteville Fayobserver

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How Will Al Sharpton Decide To Play This?

Shooting in Muskogee, Oklahoma. This is raw body camera footage from the camera worn by the police officer. It will be upsetting to some. It shows the shooting of a black man by a white cop.

The police were called by the pastor who was performing a wedding. The bride was a former girlfriend of the man who was shot. He had told her that he had a ‘Bullet with her name on it’ so the pastor called police.

The shooting happened Jan. 17 when Officer Chansey McMillin tried to search Terence Walker, 21, outside a church, according to KOTV. Police had been called to the scene due to reports of a disturbance between Walker and a woman identified as either his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend. Pastor Andre Jones made the 911 call, and told police “he’s here with a gun,” The Oklahoman reported.

McMillin reportedly felt a weapon during the pat down.

As he was being patted down, Walker took off running. McMillian, who was wearing a body camera, chased him.”

Watch it unfold. It looks righteous to me.

From Weasel Zippers

More at Buzzfeed

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“What To Do If You Are Shot”

I am reading and printing this article to save.

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So, what to do if you are shot? Well, if you are aware that you are shot, that’s a plus. Statistically, most gunshot wounds don’t kill. I wish I had a nickel for every thug I have operated on and discharged or ED -treated and released, for nonfatal or nonthreatening gunshot wounds, but, again, that’s with state of the art care, not post-SHTF. Next, assess where you’ve been shot and what you’ve been shot with. A deer rifle or 5.56/7.62 round to your abdomen post-SHTF in a remote location probably means it last rites time. Not trying to be Debbie Downer, but it is what it is. Rapid infusion of IV fluids can briefly maintain pressure, but may paradoxically also maintain bleeding. This is where morphine is important, and a selfless attitude not to get your team killed futilely trying to save you. Military survival rates from such injuries in Iraq/Afghanistan are impressive due to efficient air evacuation and rapid, specialized treatment. Certainly similar rounds to head (you’ll never know), neck or extremities kill as well. Internal bleeding from abdominal or chest wounds cannot be controlled with external pressure. Bleeding from extremity soft tissue wounds and smaller vessels is controllable with pressure.”

The rest is here

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Surprise! Hungry Kids Are More Important To Parents Than Possible Illness

The writers at the New York Times are surprised by this.

Well-meaning people are buying mosquito nets and giving them away free to African villagers in an effort to control Malaria. That disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. But it seems that those same villagers are more concerned about feeding their hungry families than the bugs so they are using them for netting fish.

The do-gooders are upset.

They are also concerned that the fish population may be declining.

Really? No one could have foreseen something like this? They should have consulted with The Real Revo. Any one of the readers or writers could have told them exactly what was likely to happen.

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I know it’s not right,” Mr. Ndefi said, “but without these nets, we wouldn’t eat.”

Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing problem, an unintended consequence of one of the biggest and most celebrated public health campaigns in recent years.

The nets have helped save millions of lives, but scientists worry about the collateral damage: Africa’s fish.”

Read the rest at the New York Times

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American Snipers Raise $62,000 For Chris Kyle’s Family

This is absolutely perfect.

Taya Kyle, the widow of legendary Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, made an appearance at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas on Friday to support AmericanSnipers.org. But she was unaware that the group had planned a surprise that would leave her at a loss for words.

AmericanSnipers.org, a non-profit that provides gear to military snipers, raffled off several firearms used by the men and women in uniform, including a replica of the McMillan .338 Lapua Chris Kyle used in combat.

The gun raffle — including the rifle signed by Taya Kyle — raised over $62,000.

After announcing the winners, the group then revealed that “every dime” raised would go directly to Taya Kyle and her family.”

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And she signed it.

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Read more at The Blaze

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Moe Lane: “So right now Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign hinges on whether there are pictures.”

He’s referring to this: “‘Sex slave’ claims Bill Clinton visited Epstein’s ‘orgy island’“.

We all knew Bill Clinton’s pecker would get him into trouble eventually. Now it seems that it’s also rubbing off on Hillary. She knew about his sexual proclivities.

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Virginia Roberts claims Bill Clinton took a romantic jaunt in 2002 to convicted pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein’s “orgy island”.

Former President Bill Clinton took a romantic jaunt in 2002 to convicted pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein’s “orgy island” with “two young girls” from New York, according to a shocking new interview.
Virginia Roberts, who’s accused Epstein of turning her into a “sex slave” at age 17 and forcing her to sleep with his powerful friends, claimed Clinton stayed in one of the many villas on Epstein’s US Virgin Islands estate — where group sex was a “regular occurrence.”

“I remember asking Jeffrey, ‘What’s Bill Clinton doing here?’ kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said, ‘Well, he owes me a favor,’ ” Roberts told her lawyers in a 2011 interview obtained by RadarOnline.com. “He never told me what favors they were.”

Bubba was accompanied by two of Epstein’s regular girlfriends and “two young girls that I could identify,”

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Virginia Roberts

Moe Lane’s observation is here

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A Sunday Morning Sermon

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning in Revo World. As such, perhaps it is that someone out there could use an encouraging word from one of God’s anointed ministers. Everyone of any or no Faith is welcome here at the Revo Chapel, should you be inclined to come on in and sit a spell.

The unseen Missionary – A message by Pastor Herb Reavis of North Jacksonville Baptist Church

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Bill Whittle Takes Down Every Gun Control Lie

Whittle is a master at this. The only problem is he uses ‘Logic’. That doesn’t work with the left.

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‘And You Don’t Believe We’re On The Eve Of Destruction’

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From Springer’s Blog

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That’s Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer with Mrs. Palin.

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According to Palin’s daughter Bristol, the former governor of Alaska, along with Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient, held up the sign pictured above, complete with crosshairs drawn into the “O’s” in Moore’s name, at the 2015 Shot Show convention being held this week in Las Vegas.”

From the Daily Caller

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Academics And Their Love Of Violence

Here at the site of the National Association of Scholars there is a piece by Peter Wood titled, “CAMPUS TOLERANCE FOR VIOLENCE”. It discusses the new tendency for academics to turn violent. There are several examples but the first is Eric Linsker, an adjunct professor of English composition at CUNY who is apparently dumber than a bag of hammers.

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It’s hard for us to understand the fascination people like him have for violence, especially when you consider he chose essentially stone-age weapons for his task. In case you are unaware of Llinsker here is a rundown:

Eric Linsker, an adjunct professor of English composition at CUNY, was arrested on December 13, after he had carried a large garbage can onto a walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge, apparently in an effort to drop it on the heads of police officers below. Linsker was ordered by the police to put it down but fled the scene, dropping his backpack, with two hammers inside, and, among others things, his CUNY ID.”

So not only is he violent and wants to hurt people with blunt instruments, he ran away like the coward he is and left behind his campus ID in the same bag with the weapons.

Sheesh.

You might want to read about the others mentioned in the article.

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“Firearms enthusiasts crash gun buyback to hunt bargains”

These anti-gun people didn’t think this one through very well. They were giving out $25 slips for high-capacity magazines like the ones you can buy all day for eight or ten bucks each.

Newport, Oregon:

The program took in more than 100 guns, but firearms enthusiasts claimed they made out even better. [Courtesy: Newport Police Department]

The program took in more than 100 guns, but firearms enthusiasts claimed they made out even better. [Courtesy: Newport Police Department]

A recent gun buyback event in Oregon, aimed at curbing the number of weapons on the street, turned into a planned profit making opportunity for a group of firearms enthusiasts.

The Jan. 17 event was co-sponsored by Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon and the Newport Police Department, who offered gift cards to superstore Fred Meyer in return for guns, no questions asked. A sliding scale meant assault rifles fetched $175 gift cards each, and high capacity magazines were worth $25 credits at the store, which ironically sells firearms.”

I like this part:

A blogger named ‘Tom in Oregon’ took toTheTruthAboutGuns.com to discuss his experience at the turn-in event. In a post titled “Who Says Gun ‘Buy Backs’ Are a Bad Thing,” he writes about how he gathered up his “jam-o-matics” to cash in.

“I walked up to the first table and handed a Newport P.D. officer my grocery sack with the three zip-tied pieces of pot metal disguised as pistols. He didn’t take a second look at them as he piled them on a cart that probably had 75-100 guns of all flavors of rust,” wrote the blogger.

“Tom in Oregon” wrote that the event was so popular, organizers actually ran out of gift cards. However, they promised to mail them to those who traded in guns and ammo.

“So I had a nice drive to the coast, spent about $25 in diesel, and in a couple weeks should have $375 in gift cards that I will turn into either ammo, or a subcompact carry piece of a more modern and reliable nature,” he wrote. “I love it when a plan comes together.”

Read the rest at FoxNews.com

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“NBC’s Engel: King Abdullah ‘Could Not Stand President Obama’”

For the second time ever we hear the stark truth from MSNBC instead of parroting White House talking points.

The king could not stand President Obama because the president was supportive of the Arab spring, because the president did not support Hosni Mubarak in Egypt – in fact turned his back on Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.”

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Why The Left Can’t Tolerate ‘American Sniper’

This is a thorough and honest evaluation of the freakout those on the left, especially in Hollywood, are experiencing about Clint Eastwood’s magnificent film. They hate it. The American public loves it.

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This is a rather long three page essay by Mark Hemingway for the American Standard. A couple of excerpts:

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So-called ‘sand movies,’ the term Hollywood sometimes uses for films set in Afghanistan and Iraq, have a terrible box office track record,” noted the New York Times. Or rather, they had a terrible box office track record. The release of American Sniper, a biopic about Iraq war veteran and legendary Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, has changed all that.”

And:

… the film’s lack of left-wing politics has been treated in some quarters as an unpardonable sin. “The mere act of trying to make a typically Hollywoodian one-note fairy tale set in the middle of the insane moral morass that is/was the Iraq occupation is both dumber and more arrogant than anything George Bush or even Dick Cheney ever tried,” wrote Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi. In other words, any account of Kyle’s personal heroism is somehow invalid unless it is couched in an extraneous political context tarring the war he fought in as immoral.”

And more importantly,

The left has tried to avoid the anti-American stain it acquired in the Vietnam era by making sure to mouth platitudes about supporting the troops while criticizing the war. The reaction to American Sniper seems to suggest this pose is insincere. Either you’re rooting for Kyle and his fellow soldiers or you’re rooting for AQI. There is no middle ground in American Sniper.”

I have not seen the film. This review, and others like it, have made me want to. I will see it.

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Friday Night at the Movies – Rising Storm

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Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. It’s Friday night and it’s time to get this party started. We leave behind another week on the grind and the rituals that go with the beginning of the weekend must now be observed. We take comfort in our rituals. You never have to ask when the next showing of our featured presentation here will be. You never have to look at your watch here either. You are here. The time here is always Now. Our featured presentation for the evening is now showing.

We have had a strong run of excellent movies for our Friday Night Flights of late. Last Friday night left me wondering how to fill the Theater this weekend. I was going to go for a double dose of Polish War Movies. So I began my search for another movie by doing some historical research on the history of Warfare in Poland. I’m beginning to think that the fact that the Polish people still exist is evidence that they may well be the toughest people on Earth. I’m from a Scottish Clan that has been traditionally governed by women because the men seem to get killed off in Wars a lot through history, mostly due to the fact that they had a knack for fighting as or for the underdogs in any disagreement. I would like to think that they simply had balls and fought for what they thought was right, regardless of the odds.

Go check out some Polish history and you will see a lot of fighting as underdogs. I raise my kilt to you Poles.

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Teacher Tells Parent To Pack Better Lunch For Kid

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He handled it better than I would have. I would have lost my f-king mind. This type of shit is reason number 2, why my children are now home-schooled. Reason no 1 is teaching to the lowest common denominator and overt revision of history under Common Core.

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – A Kirksville School District substitute teacher believed a student’s lunch was too unhealthy to be eaten and scolded the child’s parents in a letter.

The father, Dr. Justin Puckett, posted the note to his Facebook page.

It reads:

Dr. and Mrs. Puckett –

The cafeteria reported to me that Alia’s lunch today included four chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle. Please see that she packs a proper lunch tomorrow.

The father hit back, saying while all of those items were in his daughter’s lunch, there was more, too.

“Unfortunately, the letter didn’t have what she had, correctly. She had four pieces of ham, a whole protein meat, she also had some pickles, which we admittedly cheat on pickles every once and awhile as a vegetable, because some fights just aren’t worth having. She also had four marshmallows in a Ziploc bag and then she had three very small pieces of chocolate, of which she ate one for lunch and then she also gave her brother and another friend one at an after school program,” Puckett tells ABC 3.

Puckett lunch letterThe parent objected to the note and believes his parenting skills are being questioned.

“The issue isn’t what happened at the Primary School and with my daughter because she is very independent and going to be completely unaffected by this. But what does bother me is that it just seems that we are constantly being inundated with the inability to be parents of our children,” Puckett says.

At the bottom of the note, the teacher created a line and above it wrote, “Parent Signature Requested.”

“Request Declined,” Puckett wrote in return.

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