by Terry Donoghue
At our September 23rd meeting, Eva Ballard spoke to us on some of the effects and coverage’s of the Affordable Care Act. That meeting went well past our allotted time due to everyone’s healthcare concerns. Eva had just applied to be an agent for the Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange and therefore was limited to what she could tell us about the State's Insurance Exchange. She promised us she would be back. Well that time has come and gone and Eva has graciously agreed to speak to us again on Monday October 21st. Many questions still need to be resolved in one of the most important decisions a person has to make. We really don't know if the website will be up and running. We are fortunate to have Eva help guide us thru all the turmoil. As always the meeting is at Shakey's and starts at 6 pm. Bring a friend and be informed.
Frustrated with the uncontrolled money printing by a centralized federal reserve system that is never audited? Concerned with runaway public debt? Don't like the big banking industry and their bailouts? Prefer deflation over inflation? Don't like big brother tracking every payment you make or receive? Want to take control of your financial privacy? Are you a business owner fed up with high credit card transaction fees and chargebacks, as well as checks that bounce and are slow and time consuming to cash? Love capitalism and individual liberty?
Come learn about a new, digital, decentralized, global monetary system being developed from the ground up, where every user participates in the system rather than a few bureaucrats. The Cincinnati Bitcoin Initiative is a small group of individuals passionate about bitcoin, new technology, sound money, and local business. We get together biweekly to learn and informally discuss how bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) works and discuss how to bring bitcoin's use to the Cincinnati area. Our next discussion is on WEDNESDAY, October 9th, 2013, at 7:00PM at a bar called Neon’s Unplugged. Neon's is located at 208 E. 12th Street, Cincinnati, OH. We'll be on the second floor, sitting in the couches. For more information, see:
by Legate Damar
Lawsuits filed in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Anderson and Montgomery counties allege the libraries have improperly raised taxes over the past three decades. Two circuit courts have agreed in Campbell and Kenton counties, and if upheld, the decisions could reduce library funding (Long-standing power to tax becomes issue for KY. Libraries, 2013).
The dispute seems to arise from the confusing mess of state statutes on taxing districts that have unclear origins, said Andrew Hartley, former staff attorney for the Kentucky Department for Local Government and Georgetown city attorney. The state laws on taxing districts span 100 years and dozens of categories, he said. This leaves many gaps.
“The agriculture extension districts tax in every single county in state, but I defy anyone of you to find anywhere in the law where it says they have the authority to tax.” Hartley said (Library funding debate draws crowd in Newport, 2013).
by Legate Damar
In early September a forum was held in Newport, KY titled, “Are Libraries Still Valid in 21st Century?” A panel of local and national figures debated the issue and took questions from the audience at the forum sponsored by the Northern Kentucky University Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. More than 60 people filled the Campbell County Fiscal Court Chambers to debate the future of libraries in Kentucky and how they are funded (Library funding debate draws crowd in Newport, 2013).
Not surprisingly the pro-library Enquirer fails to mention that most of the patrons were library employees and library supporters. Another disappointment was that it gave the libraries the opportunity to whine that they were somehow the victims of their own taxing scam they foisted on the residents of Kentucky. If you don’t believe what I say you can see the full video of the forum right here.
by Terry Donoghue
At the August 29th meeting we learned how Common Core takes away control of our children’s education from us and the local officials that we elected. We also were informed that Common Core violates the Constitution by federalizing education. We found out that the Common Core Standards in math will put us years behind other countries. We had Representative Andy Thompson from Ohio show us his bill to repeal Common Core.
Now is the time for us to take the next step. We will have Steve Shreeve as our speaker. Steve is an Oldham County Resident and father of four school aged children. He became aware of Common Core earlier this year when, together with his wife, he began to discover how changes in the public school curriculum and philosophy were affecting his children. After learning more about the underlying philosophy of Common Core, he began connecting with others to organize against this effort to nationalize our schools. His presentation will cover how the ideas behind Common Core are manifest in all stages of education and what concerned citizens can do to prevent its poor content, database surveillance, and high costs from destroying our education system.
The time for us to move forward and become active on the education of our youth is upon us. History shows us that Adolph Hitler sought to centralize and control education. We must not allow the minds of our youth to be dominated by the Federal government.
Our Repeal Common Core…The Next Step event will take place on Tuesday evening November 5th from 7- 9 pm at the Crescent Springs City Municipal Building…739 Buttermilk Pk in Crescent Springs, KY 41017. The future of our country is at stake.