WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING MOVIES, LINDA YELLEN IS A 20TH CENTURY CLEVER FOX

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Recently, I've had the pleasure of re-connecting with the talented award-winning filmmaker Linda Yellen. As director, writer, and producer, Linda has beautifully fashioned 21 films that reflect her singular ability to tell intriguing stories about complicated characters. She's just finished writing and directing Fluidity, a remarkable and groundbreaking film about the second sexual revolution.

JUVENILE LIFE INCARCERATION- smallasaGIANT

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Over the last 9 years in writing about the purposeful failure to educate predominantly Latino and African American children in our yet segregated public school districts like the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), one of the greatest casualties I have documented that often goes unappreciated, when these predominantly minority children are turned loose on society without even rudimentary educational formation, is the clearly resulting reality that "every year across the country, an estimated 200,000 youth are tried, sentenced or incarcerated as adults," which more often then not leads to a life buried in the criminal justice system.

HOW TO CURE THE CANCER THAT IS TRUMP?

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The most leading edge research, which will hopeful find a cure for cancer now starts out with the surprising realization that all human beings are normally exposed to cancer cells- already within their own bodies- on a daily basis. So why is it that we don't actually get cancer more often? Because a normal person's immune system is able to identify and deal with these cancer cells through its healthy immune system that eliminates these cells before they can do any harm.

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07 2018

ENDEMIC CORRUPTION AT LAUSD CLEARLY WORSE AFTER 6 YEARS

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In reviewing videos I made over 6 years ago for my present defense of my teaching credential, which California Teacher Credentialing is still trying to take from me 8 years after LAUSD fired me on trumped up charges of being a racist, because I was a whistle blower who reported falsification of student grades and attendance, the fact that the statute of limitations has run and that I've already renewed my credential twice since being fired, seems to make no difference.

LAUSD'S PROPOSED PARCEL TAX SCAM

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Facing a $468 million bugetary shortfall by 2021-22, LAUSD officials are now seeking a $610 property parcel tax to raise approximately $500 million annually. But given the two-thirds majority vote that would be required in November voting this year or in November 2020 to pass such a parcel tax, it is doubtful whether such a parcel tax would pass voter muster. Having once been a history teacher for LAUSD, before they fired me for being a whistle blower who reported they were fixing grades and attendance, let me see if I can give you a little short LAUSD history lesson about how LAUSD's endemic financial corruption should hopefully motivate you to get out to the polls and vote AGAINST any such parcel tax, because of LAUSD's clear record showing this endemically corrupt entity more concerned with the well being of its vendors and entrenched overpaid bureaucracy than it is with the education of the predominantly minority students that have the misfortune of being continually socially promoted through LAUSD's longstanding corruption without receiving even basic academic skills in this yet segregated public school system that literally makes no attempt to educate them.

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07 2018

LAUSD's LATEST OVERPAYMENT SCAM- WITH UTLA's HELP

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Given the hundreds- if not thousands- of teachers that have been sued by LAUSD for allegations of overpayment due to LAUSD's changing teachers' salary payments- without proper government approval- from an annual tenthly to a twelfthly payment under the supposed justification that teachers are not capable of budgeting themselves over what had been an unpaid summer, when they were not working, one must wonder if LAUSD's purpose all along has not been to go after hundreds of teachers for alleged overpayment after the District fired them on completely fabricated charges.

A BETTER WAY TO SPEND $25 BILLION THAN ON A WALL

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So how does one deal with a problem like the present neverending stream of undocumented aliens and their children flocking to and illegally crossing our borders? What doesn't seem to be understood or addressed by our leadership at both the state and federal levels is that this and other problems like it will not be dealt with today until our leadership presents today's problems in their true historic and economic contexts, where all relevant facts are considered. Hopefully, this will be a process which no longer ignores past actions and decisions made by the United States, that remain directly responsible for the present situation we now find ourselves in.

LAUSD SAYS "MORE GRADUATING"... BUT SHOULD THEY?

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What is most disconcerting about the systematic and purposeful dismantling of public education in this country by LAUSD- and other entrenched mega school districts like it around the country- is that they literally make no attempt to cover up their reprehensible and often criminal behavior in fixing assessments and grades to justify graduating students that objectively have virtually none of the skills supposedly subsumed under a high school diploma.

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06 2018

PLASTIC-IN-THE-ENVIRONMENT SOLUTION(S)?

Might there be a glimmer of hope for the environment and our species longterm survival on this planet, now that MacDonalds has finally acknowledged a plastic-in-the-environment crisis of epic proportions? While MacDonalds starting to implement a program to eliminate the use of single-use-plastic-straws in the U.K. and Ireland, might not seem like much- given the magnitude of the underlying problem- it's at the very least a beginning, which makes me wonder why we all can't- individuals and businesses- do things similar on this side of the Atllantic and around the world?

IS AUSTIN BEUTNER'S LACK OF EDUCATION BACKGROUND HIS GREATEST ASSET AT LAUSD?

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In the selection of Austin Beutner as the new Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) permanent superintendent last Tuesday, it seems that those against his choice found his biggest deficit to be the fact that he didn't have an education background. But on the contrary, could this not actually be his greatest potential asset in heading up LAUSD and finally turning around its entrenched and incestuously corrupt LAUSD bureaucracy? Up until now this dysfunctional bureaucracy has only allowed those from within the public education establishment to "succeed" at LAUSD by their vowing to find no fault with anything they were asked to do by those above them in the LAUSD feeding chain of dysfunction and corruption.

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05 2018

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