How to educate during pandemic? CA parents use microschools & pandemic pods

Parents hit back  against CA Gavin Newsom’s  government school shutdowns and teacher unions muscle tactics against private schools and charter schools   by choosing new ways to educate their children.

Recently Gavin Newsom threatens parents with penalties for hiring tutors. The law, passed in January 2020, AB-5,  imposes stiff penalties for not hiring tutors as employees.

 

Remember the little red school house, a dozen or so kids and one teacher? Back it comes!.

The micro-school is a 21st century version of the one room school house in which a small number of students of varying ages learn together.   Parents pool their resources to hire an instructor.

Another new way to educate is for several parents to  take turns teaching their  children.  The “Pandemic Pods” Main  Facebook group already has roughly  38,000 members and has spawned dozens of official local chapters plus more independent groups.   There’s a Special Ed Pod that started July 2020 and has 545 members.

Recall CA Gov. Gavin Newsom? Why & What you can do ….? Wake up Santa Cruz County & every CA citizen

Why recall  now   CA Gov. Gavin Newsom?

Think about  our CA children:     Gov. Newsom closed all  schools.

Children need schools for social reasons, to learn from real human beings in one-to-one interactions, and to feel good about themselves.

Suicide rates among  middle school and older children are rising.  Kids are killing themselves because of Gov. Newsom.   He   closed  all  schools & caved to teachers’ unions’ demands.  CA  teacher unions seek  to de-fund the police, a  moratorium on all  charter schools or voucher programs and no more standardized testing.    Newsom’s actions  by supporting the demands of teachers’ unions harms every student in CA.

Think about safety:  Newsom loosed 180,000+ violent felons back into  local  CA coumunities.

And Newsom apologized to the felons for locking them up.  What’s happening to safety of our local communities?

Think  about the idiocy of Newsom’s “essential services”:  Pot shops are open.  Churches must stay closed.

 Think about jobs:    Most of the CA  economy remains  shut-down. Gavin Newsom did it a second time!    Newsom  again shut down the economy of CA which was 5th largest in the world before pandemic.  Lockdowns don’t work.  Look at Europe which has re-opened and some European countries did not close.

Think  1st Amendment encroachments:   your right to speak your mind, freely assemble, congregate at a church and on the beach.

So, what can you do  about California  Gov. Gavin  Newsom?   Recall him!   Download a petition, get neighbors to sign it and MAIL it in.

You can help recall Newsom.  Spread the word about RecallGavin2020.com  Download Petition/ Instructions at RecallGavin2020.com   Mail Petitions to California PatriotCoalition  PO BOX 417030 Sacramento CA 95841.

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Aptos Psychologist:   What world  do you  want for your children and your grandchildren?    Homelessness on every corner?  Illegal drugs used to ‘fix’ low self esteem?   No ‘beginning jobs’ for high school kids?   

Let’s do all we can to make CA a golden land with golden opportunities for all children.    So what say you?   All civil , thoughtful comments welcome!   

Writers with ‘niche’ knowledge welcome to publish on Monterey Bay Forum.   Get your ideas out there.    

What about your water?   Do you live in Santa Cruz County?  Where do you get your water?  Do you get your water from the Soquel Creek Water Board?

Worried about the new waste plant that will re-cycle water?   What about all the pollutants due to cancer treatment drugs that are part of waste water? Vote for  KATES & MARSILLO who support  clean, healthy  water for all.

written by CA licensed Psychologist  Cameron Jackson  PSY14762    drcameronjackson@gmail.com   127 Jewell Street, Santa Cruz, CA  95003   

Got Covid-19 symptoms? Quick! Get hydroxychloroquine & up-to-date medical advise

To prevent Covid-19, you must take care of yourself.   Ignore Dr. Fauci’s advise and read up on the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloriquine.

Should you get Covid-19 symptoms, consider taking  the   anti-malaria drug President Trump takes as a preventative measure:  Hydroxychloroquine .  Of course, get appropriate, up-to-date medical advise based on latest findings. Contact your doctor and get a prescription.   Taken early, the drug often prevents hospitalization and less severity of symptoms. 

The drug is available from CanadaPharmacyOnline.com     You need a prescription.  The process is easy to do and takes a few minutes to set up an account and place an order.  Then have your doctor FAX or Email the appropriate prescription.   They ask that you send your bank account routing number and account number to them to verify that they are correct.   The  FAX number  for Canada Pharmacy Online  is 866 930 3784.   

The following from Real Clear Politics:

Easy and cheap:   ” Hydroxychloroquine costs 60 cents a tablet, it can be taken at home, and a course of therapy simply requires swallowing three tablets in the first 24 hours followed by one tablet every 12 hours for five days.

It works:    “There are now 53 studies that show positive results of hydroxychloroquine in COVID infections. There are 14 global studies that show neutral or negative results — and 10 of them were of patients in very late stages of COVID-19, where no antiviral drug can be expected to have much effect. Of the remaining four studies, two come from the same University of Minnesota author. The other two are from the faulty Brazil paper, which should be retracted, and the fake Lancet paper, which was.

“Millions of people are taking or have taken hydroxychloroquine in nations that have managed to get their national pandemic under some degree of control.

“Two recent, large, early-use clinical trials have been conducted by the Henry Ford Health System and at Mount Sinai showing a 51% and 47% lower mortality, respectively, in hospitalized patients given hydroxychloroquine. A recent study from Spain published on July 29, two days before Margaret Sullivan’s strafing of “fringe doctors,” shows a 66% reduction in COVID mortality in patients taking hydroxychloroquine. No serious side effects were reported in these studies and no epidemic of heartbeat abnormalities.

“This is ground-shaking news. Why is it not being widely reported?

“Why is the American media trying to run the U.S. pandemic response with its own misinformation?

Aptos Psychologist:   Since mainstream media is joined at the hip with the Democrat Party — and  both show Trump derangement  syndrome  — the mainstream media reports only what it thinks will show Trump in a bad light.   Nothing new!.    What say you?

written by Cameron Jackson   drcameronjackson@gmail.com   

Eat crow! Gov. Newsom’s “data driven decisions” are based on incomplete data due to bug in electronic system

Eat crow, Gov. Newsom!

Covid-19 related policies are “guided by data” so says  CA  Democrat Gov. Newsom.

But the “data”  provided by the state of CA to local authorities  is incomplete due to a bug in the electronic system.  See story in  the San Francisco Chronicle.

Aptos Psychologist:   How fitting.  A “bug” eats away at supposed accuracy of CA Democrat Gov. Newsom’s Covid-19 policies.   Newsom’s “data” requires  churches  to remain closed and the economy hobbled.   A story in the Los Angeles Times suggests optimism and that things are actually getting better.

A Los Angeles Times analysis on Monday found that California experienced its first weekly reduction in new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time in 12 weeks. For the seven-day period that ended Sunday, California reported 59,697 new cases, a drop of 9% from the previous week of 65,634 cases, which was a record.

If the trends continue, it would mark a turning point after weeks of record hospitalizations that began in mid-June, the result of California starting to rapidly reopen the economy in May.

California experienced its highest number of average daily COVID-19 hospitalizations about two weeks ago; for the week of July 20, there were an average of 6,969 people in hospitals statewide. That number fell last week to 6,632. The improvement was the first time in 10 weeks that California has seen such a reduction in average daily hospitalizations.

State’s coronavirus response in crisis mode, as computer glitch makes data unreliable.

Some churches ae pushing back.  In San Diego, a Catholic high school that serves 700 students on a yearly basis has sued Gov. Newsom for closing the schools.

How stay safe? Buy a gun say women & Black-Americans

How stay safe?   More and more Americans lack confidence that the police will protect them.   Women are buying guns.  Forty percent of first time buyers this year are women.

Black-Americans are buying guns.   As a  demographic group, Black-Americans bought the most guns —  up 58.2% for the first six months of this year.

This July the FBI performed the third highest number of background checks on record.   In July alone, 1 .8 million guns were sold.  [Go WSJ, Voting With Their Guns]

Aptos Psychologist: 

What’s going on?  Look what people see on television night after night.   Large cities burning.  These cities have been run by Democrats for years and years.   When liberal and progresses won’t control crime, more Americans buy guns in self-defense.  Imagine that — women arming themselves.  Not just with pepper spray anymore. 

Citizen outcry against lock down, mask wearing, fines in Santa Cruz County

Citizens  assembled and spoke against the lock down, against wearing masks and  why they dislike possible   fines for not wearing masks.   The Board of Supervisors in Santa Cruz County CA listened.    

‘No masks!   Don’t criminalize people! Put masks on the  criminals  Gov. Newsom let out  of prison &  return  those criminals  to prison’ ! 

 ‘That cheap anti-malaria drug  hydroxycloroquine  works fine!’   ‘Masks keep people   from breathing properly!’ 

 Such were some of the comments by residents of Santa Cruz County to the Board of Supervisors.   

Live-streamed  on the  Santa Cruz Board of Supervisor’s Facebook page,   some  8-10  persons spoke  strongly 8/4/2020  in opposition to requirements to wear face masks and fines for not wearing them.  Click HERE to access live stream for Santa Cruz County CA Board of Supervisors.

A few more quotes from people speaking to Santa Cruz County’s Board of Supervisors 8/4/2020:

An older man said:   There’s no peer review double blind studies done that support wearing masks.    Anthony Fauci  MD originally said not to wear masks.  The Surgical General wrote 3/31 that masks are detrimental to our health. 

‘Various  MDs have lost jobs and had death threats related to use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxycloroquine  in conjunction with zinc and other medications.  Instead of the cheap anti-malaria drug,  MD  Fauci blesses a drug that costs $2K for a five day treatment.     Gov. Newsom  sends money to Santa Cruz County Health Officer to keep us in lockdown!  residents are waking up and voters will not vote for you.’

Another man:  ‘It’s Victory Day!  There’s 34 studies that the anti-malaria drug hydroxycloroquine    is effective and there’s no need for a vaccine.  The MD’s  who support the anti-malaria drug   were taken off Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  That’s Big Pharmo influence.   The mainstream media has been taken over.’

A young  health professional:    ‘One in five colds are the  virus. You should  talk about taking enough vitamin D.  Persons with darker pigmentation have different vitamin D requirements.      You are beyond nuts!    I’m ashamed of your  attitude:    ‘Give me safety or give me death’ Do you want to live in a bubble?  My deaf aunt who reads lips may have to.  What you’re  doing,   I’m ashamed of all of you. ‘

So what’s  California’s Democrat Gov. Newsom  done about masks? Remember, CA is the 5th largest economy in the world.   And CA is run by Democrats who believe in  globalization.  Hence, it makes ‘Newsonian sense’ that Gov. Newsom bought masks from China from a company that makes electric cars.  What Newsom did not do is get permission from the legislature before he purchased heaps and heaps of face masks.

About masks in CA:   In mid-April,  CA Gov. Newsom bought one million KN95s facemasks  for $5.5 from a Chinese brand that was on the FDA authorized list but was removed the following month and never added back, according to state purchasing records.    The Wall Street Journal,  FDA’s Mask Standards Shift, Sowing Problems  says that California officials didn’t respond to inquiries about what the state has done about ‘the bad masks’.

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Aptos Psychologist:   Lots of people don’t trust what government officials put out as ‘must do’ requirements concerning management of Covid-19.

People are right that each individual/ family needs to figure out what makes sense.  Small children –who can’t read lips and need to see facial expressions — don’t do well  developing language and social abilities with parents wearing face masks all the time.

What say you?   Comments welcome!    DrCameronJackson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Compare Obama & Trump on money in pocket, unemployment & inequality of income — let’s hoof back to Obama or re-create what Trump did?

Who did a better job on the economy — Obama or Trump — comparing money in the pocket, unemployment and inequality of income?

Obama fans  — read and weep!  Your hero Obama  stayed stuck in the mud.  This is from the Wall Street Journal Opinion page, Monday, August 3, 2020.

Money:   So did Obama or Trump put the most money in the pocket of  American families?     Comparing Obama with Trump as to which President did the best job raising  the annual medium income  (AMHI), Trump did twice as well as Obama.    That’s comparing Obama’s 8 years with the first two years of Trump’s administration.   (see WSJ,   The Economy That Obama Handed Trump Aug. 3, 2000).

Unemployment:   Unemployment and under-employment under Obama?   Remember the vast number of working-age people who were unable to find jobs and had given up actively looking for work during the Obama yaars?   The labor-force declined during Obama’s years and in Sept. 2015 it was the lowest since 1977.  Millions during those 8 years  were not working.  Remember all the people who  were reduced from full to part-time employment due to ObamaCare insurance rules?  In comparison, prior to the pandemic Trump’s policies  have encouraged job growth and put increased the well-being of workers and that of their families. [Teresa & Rich Guerriello’s Letter]

Income inequality:      How come so much more inequality?   Obama or Trump related?    Under Obama, after a full four years in office the unemployment rate was higher than when Obama took office Jan. 20, 2009.  This high unemployment rate persisted because it was the weakest expansion rate since the 1940s.   During  the 8 years of Obama with low economic growth and high unemployment, income inequality increased.    [Lee Huffman]

Aptos Psychologist:  Lately the drum beats by progressives and mainstream   media are getting louder and louder  about ‘income inequality’  that exists between ‘whites’ and Afro-Americans.  Progressives connect the increasing  income inequality between whites and blacks to ‘structural racism’ and ‘white supremacy’ .    Those are made up constructs of which there’s considerable discussion lately.

Why not just face the economic facts that during  Obama’s economy there was considerable increase in income inequality. That was there before Trump took office.

Why do you hate Trump? Be specific!

So why do you hate Trump?  Be specific!

Trump  does not ‘act Presidential’ some say.    That’s what  William  DeLaArteaga  writes  in his recently published essay    On Discerning Trump’s Character and Presidency. It’s available on Amazon with  Kindle for $3.50.  DeLaArteaga says Trump is full of ‘bull-shit’,  that Trump is a  narcissist and  not a  ‘gentleman President’.

A writer for the Wall Street Journal, David Gelernter  says that  people  hate Trump for his vulgarity, that he won’t walk away from a fight, that he’s blunt and that  Trump  has no ideology.   Gelernter also  says some hate Trump because he does not think men and women are interchangeable and because of  Trump’s  love of simple ideas that may work  e.g., the recent view that perhaps   a malaria drug used for 50 years can  used as a preventative or cure for COVID-19.

So — why do you hate Trump?  Don’t just say ‘he lies!   Or, he’s a racist!  Be specific!

written by Cameron Jackson    drcameronjackson@gmail.com

 

Remember — Seattle’s Nakamura U.S. Courthouse named for 20 year old Japanese-American hero

Remember — Seattle’s besieged federal courthouse is named after a young, 20 year old Japanese-American soldier and hero  named Nakamura.

This young soldier in 1942, shortly  after he and his family were interned, joined the Army’s famous 442 Regimental Combat Team  and  two years later  saved his platoon by destroying the enemy’s machine gun nest and covering the  withdrawal of his platoon.   In 1944, Nakamura  lost his life to save fellow  American lives.

Nakamura  was the first Army volunteer from Minidoka Relocation Center (an internment camp) to be killed in action.  In 2000, President Clinton presented  22 war heroes with Medals of Honor;  these soldiers   had been denied Medals of Honor at the time on account of their Asian ancestry.

Aptos Psychologist:  Asian lives matter.  All lives matter.