W. Branstetter's Blog – April 2012 Archive (4)

Do Parents Know About the Surveys the Students Have in School?

In Jefferson County, Colorado, there are serious questions about a survey known as "Make Your Voice Heard" that was given by school staff to the students.  Unlike previous surveys that were totally anonymous, this survey employed the use of the computers and student ID for completion which means that it is feasible to trace the responses to the student and therefore the household.

 

While many of the questions may seem quite innocuous, other questions are leading and may leave…

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Added by W. Branstetter on April 21, 2012 at 11:38pm — 2 Comments

Principles of Liberty (.org)

Check out this web site for Principles of Liberty that is now up.  The legislative score card for Colorado from 2011 is now up and the 2012 will be posted soon. 

 

http://principlesofliberty.org/

 

Richard Bratten has been doing a legislative report recently on Grassroots Radio Colorado on KLZ 560 AM announced this web site.

 

The link has been added to the list on the main page of the Arapahoe County Tea…

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Added by W. Branstetter on April 19, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments

An App to Calculate the Debt Bomb

In an article titled "Gen O Discovers Washington's Debt Bomb" at Real Clear Markets, there is a reference to an app called "Debt Bomb" has been created to allow calculations of taxes based on the true cost of the federal government's expenditures.  The app also includes being able to e-mail or "tweet" the President or your legislators.  This sounds like an app worth investigating. 

 

The article:…

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Added by W. Branstetter on April 19, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Colorado adds "Federal Funds Transparency Act" (HB12-1009)

"Federal Funds Transparency Act" (HB12-1009), sponsored by Rep. Cheri Gerou, has been signed by Governor Hickenlooper.  This bill expects to bring transparency to the Colorado budgeting process for the funds that are provided by the federal government to the various agencies and identify strings attached.  May it be successful.

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Added by W. Branstetter on April 17, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

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