The answer is simple; George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, John Yoo and other members of the Bush administration are accused war criminals, which was very profitable for many contracting corporations.

In 2011, Bush was scheduled to give a speech in Switzerland. However, just before his flight was going to leave the USA, he received a phone call. The caller told him not to come to Switzerland because the police would be waiting to arrest him under the charge of “war criminal.” There are about fifty nations Bush cannot and will not travel to because he authorized torture, which is a violation of international law, as well as anybody with any morals or values.

According to Reuters,

(Reuters) – Former President George W. Bush has canceled a visit to Switzerland, where he was to address a Jewish charity gala, due to the risk of legal action against him for alleged torture, rights groups said on Saturday.

Bush was to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod’s annual dinner on February 12 in Geneva. But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the Alpine country.

Although the US corporate propaganda machine isn’t reporting it, there are world wide condemnations and demands that Bush, Cheney and others stand trial for war crimes.

Justice will not be served because the US government is corrupt to the core, and to a great extent, the US has become a lawless nation.

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Bush cancels visit to Switzerland–Reuters

Don’t let anybody lie to you. The reason why there is more standardized public school testing in the United States than in any other nation is because our government has been corrupted by more and more money and the corporate publishing industry demands more and more testing so they can reach ever higher profits at public expense. That’s also why there’s a call in the national corporate media for higher standards; more students will fail the tests, and they’ll be required to take them over and over again even though the standards and the tests are rigged to insure more and more students fail.

Only in the United States can every kindergarten through twelfth grade public school child be turned into a profit making commodity and have the complete process of doing so be labeled “educational reform,” despite the fact that this process has nothing to do with improving the education of children. In fact, it appears the profit making process has everything to do with eliminating important aspects of education, such as teaching critical thinking, team work, art, theater, automotive classes, wood and metal shops, as well as limiting (or in some cases eliminating) recess for elementary students. Apparently, developing social skills and learning concepts of right and wrong on the playground are not important in K-8 education, and that makes sense because there is no profit to be had for the publishing giants with regard to these extremely important life-enhancing skills. In other words, educational reform in the USA is killing our student’s education because it has nothing to do with educational reforms or educating students. It’s all about making profits at the public expense.

A letter from a teacher is below.

Dear America,

I’m sorry. You entrusted me with your children, and I have failed them. Please know that I had the best of intentions. I didn’t want to leave a child behind. I wanted to help them win this race to the top. You asked me to test them, and I tested them. I gave them choices: A, B, C, D, and sometimes even E. I didn’t just test them though; I spent hours showing them how to test, and I prepared them for that by quizzing them. My quizzes and tests were rigorous, too, just like you asked.

I have to be honest with you, though: my heart wasn’t in it at first. I had this ridiculous idea that art and music and drama and activity breaks would help my students grow. Maybe it was all those years of allowing my students to be creative. To think, I once had my English class produce a full-length play with original music and student-designed sets. I wasted weeks and weeks on that frivolous project. Sure, my students enjoyed it then, and okay, many of them still e-mail me and tell me that was the highlight of their high school experience, but I know now that if I had only had them sit in rows and practice for the ACT, if I had only given them short passages and had them tell me which of the five choices best described the author’s tone, they’d be so much more fulfilled in their lives.

After all, what did they really learn? How to access their imaginations? Developing original thoughts? Teamwork? I may as well have taught them how to file for unemployment.

Last year, our school district did away with our arts education classes. I was stunned along with the other misguided “professionals” with whom I taught. That was before I came to the stark realization that painting and sculpting and drawing might be nice hobbies to have, but they’re certainly not going to help adolescents as they compete for the jobs of the future. Do we really want a bunch of flaky artist-types distracting us? The art teacher is a barista at Starbucks now, which at least allows her to use valuable skills and restore middle-class security. And she makes a great latte.

Click the link below for the rest of the open letter to America.

qz.com-An Open Letter to America from a Public School Teacher

Monsanto corporation is the largest supplier of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the United States, and the world. GMOs are a noted poison. Controlling the food supply means controlling supply and demand, which means controlling the prices we pay for food. Rest assured, the folks at the Monsanto corporation will continue to push food prices upward.

According the a report from the Economic Policy Institute, While pay at the top of the labor market has outpaced nearly every labor market indicator for decades, pay at the bottom—the federal minimum wage—has severely lagged most. This figure shows the decline in the real (inflation-adjusted) value of the minimum wage since its high in 1968 as well as what the federal minimum wage would be today if it had kept pace with the growth of real hourly wages of production and nonsupervisory workers (who make up 80 percent of the workforce) or economy-wide productivity. Had the federal minimum wage kept pace with productivity it would be over $18 today. Though not shown, the federal minimum wage did keep pace with productivity in the 30 years before 1968.

Why the minimum wage hasn’t risen with productivity is simple. Those increases in the minimum wage that should have been have been redistributed to the wealthiest of Americans via federal legislation. That only goes to show how corrupted the federal, and for that matter state, government has become due to the Reagan tax cuts.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked.

Check out the rest of the story by clicking on the link below.

Walmart ordered to pay for wage theft–www.readersupportednews.org


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