Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

Force Feeding: Beaverton Schools REQUIRE Fruits & Veggies

H/T Jason Schmidt who received this from the Beaverton School District
Beaverton School students will now be forced to put fruits and veggies on their school lunch plate.

“Starting this September, you can rest assured that your student’s lunch tray will actually have fruits and/or vegetables on it!
New USDA guidelines now require that student choose a 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable as part of their school lunch. (Believe it or not, previously students didn’t have to choose any fruits or vegetable as part of their complete meal!)
If your student hasn’t already been a regular at the school’s salad bar, he or she will be surprised at the wide variety of fruits and vegetables available to taste each day…..and that really is good news for good nutrition!”

This is in comportment with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move nutrition program.

Notice the faux chagrin that they hadn’t been forcing kids to take fruits and vegetables before. And look, they sound happy about their totalitarian policies, “…this is really good news for nutrition!” Good news for kids? Their parents? No, for “nutrition.”

As you can see from the Beaverton School District flyer, kids will have no choice except WHAT KIND of fruits and veggies they can put on their plate.

No word yet on what happens if a child is allergic to the items, cross contamination of allergens occurs, it makes a kid puke to eat the stuff, or the child chooses not to eat them. Those questions don’t appear to be answered in the ares of the BDS Nutrition Services websites. It sounds as if the District has made a deal with produce providers and it doesn’t much matter if the kids actually eat the stuff. 

Many changes are also coming to the Portland School District. Some schools will feature Food Police, called the Food Corps. This is a make work job for college age kids. The Food Corps “volunteers” (who are paid*) be showing kids how to garden and eat well. Yes, these would be the same kids who have survived college on Rock Star, rahman and cigarettes who will be telling your kid how to eat–and you get to pay for it! See my posts on these plans and the Multnomah Food Action Plan here, here, here, here for starters.

The Cafeteria Ladies Have Turned Food Police

It’s amazing how your child’s lunch plate is impacted by a non elected person whose only nutritional bonafides are that she used to eat at a Chicago restaurant that served lots of arugula and now has people tending her vegetable garden at the White House!

This represents a change in the school lunch program. No longer will the lunch ladies merely offer certain foods to be in compliance with government recommendations, now they must force kids to take the food to be in compliance with government requirements.

Beaverton schools provide breakfast, lunch, “carbohydrate” and supper. There’s really no need for Mom and Dad anymore. They can just drop the kids off for ten hours of babysitting. How soon can we expect plans for a student overnight program? After all, if the state is calling the shots on what a child must eat, irrespective of Mom and Dad, then why do we need parents at all? After all, the state says it’s “good!” Case closed.

*Liberals believe “volunteers” should be paid, the same way they believe government is a charity.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Bernie Giusto: Portland Cops Should Brace for Fed DOJ Report

Seattle PD

The Obama Administration’s Department of Justice use-of-force study regarding Portland cops likely will be issued before the end of October and I predict the results will make a similar investigation into Seattle’s cops look tame by comparison.  

The feds rode into Portland at the behest of  concerned community members who were ignited by the police shooting of Aaron Campbell and a well documented history of friction between the minority community and Portland Police. The catalyst for the federal investigation was based on the continuing community drum beat about lack of criminal charges brought against police in this case and the general lack of accountability by the locals over a much longer time period. 


Continuing claims of disparate enforcement tactics of whites versus minorities are an exact replica of the Department of Justice model used in the just completed Seattle investigation. Expect a cookie cutter investigation but even heavier DOJ demands to be placed on Portland City Hall than the settlement in Seattle.

 


Look for the DOJ findings from the Portland inquiry and what are rarely and in this case will be barely negotiable demands before the end of October.

Over the past three weeks the US Department of Justice and the City of Seattle have come to an agreement (of sorts) to implement the changes to Seattle’s policing methods and specifically how and when Seattle PD uses FORCE. The three key pieces to the agreement are:


A)  The appointment of a “strongman” (my word) monitor who will oversee implementation of the department from within. This monitor will need to have the power to: 

  • Overrule those within the police department who do not want change.
  • Identify which members are friends to reform.
  • Recognize the community as an equal partner in developing new procedures

This will have a strong racial disparity component.
Look for an Office of Inspector or Inspector General to be created in SPD. Look for it to be “civilian.”

B. Require the Mayor to create a community police commission with a “broad scope of work” and thus far reaching authority. They need to be ready to take it to the ground.
Look for a “Police Review Commission” much like Portland’s except look for it to have much more specific powers. A Police Commissioner is in the works. This one might go the ballot for a structural change the City of Seattle charter.

C.  All parties must acknowledge that the racial issue is not a person by person problem but one of people of color being treated differently than whites for the same act.  If that scenario exists then there is a systemic problem within SPD.

When Portland’s report is issued look for a hard hitting report with many of these same requirements–not recommendations– imposed by the USDOJ. I think the point-by-point fixes will be even more onerous than in Seattle and will prompt a huge debate within the community.

The Political Effect:

I can tell you if the DOJ report is issued before the ballot come out for Mayor, the race may turn on this issue and how well Hales and Smith are prepared to address the recommendations. They need to prepare their responses now and take a general position even before the report is issued and adjust accordingly.
Bernie Giusto is the former Multnomah County Sheriff, former Gresham Police Chief and is a former OSP Trooper. He appears on The Victoria Taft Show every Friday at 11 for “Week’s End With Bernie” where he tackles your questions and opines on law enforcement issues throughout the country and their impact locally.
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Force Feeding: Beaverton Schools REQUIRE Fruits & Veggies

H/T Jason Schmidt who received this from the Beaverton School District
Beaverton School students will now be forced to put fruits and veggies on their school lunch plate.

“Starting this September, you can rest assured that your student’s lunch tray will actually have fruits and/or vegetables on it!
New USDA guidelines now require that student choose a 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable as part of their school lunch. (Believe it or not, previously students didn’t have to choose any fruits or vegetable as part of their complete meal!)
If your student hasn’t already been a regular at the school’s salad bar, he or she will be surprised at the wide variety of fruits and vegetables available to taste each day…..and that really is good news for good nutrition!”

This is in comportment with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move nutrition program.

Notice the faux chagrin that they hadn’t been forcing kids to take fruits and vegetables before. And look, they sound happy about their totalitarian policies, “…this is really good news for nutrition!” Good news for kids? Their parents? No, for “nutrition.”

As you can see from the Beaverton School District flyer, kids will have no choice except WHAT KIND of fruits and veggies they can put on their plate.

No word yet on what happens if a child is allergic to the items, cross contamination of allergens occurs, it makes a kid puke to eat the stuff, or the child chooses not to eat them. Those questions don’t appear to be answered in the ares of the BDS Nutrition Services websites. It sounds as if the District has made a deal with produce providers and it doesn’t much matter if the kids actually eat the stuff. 

Many changes are also coming to the Portland School District. Some schools will feature Food Police, called the Food Corps. This is a make work job for college age kids. The Food Corps “volunteers” (who are paid*) be showing kids how to garden and eat well. Yes, these would be the same kids who have survived college on Rock Star, rahman and cigarettes who will be telling your kid how to eat–and you get to pay for it! See my posts on these plans and the Multnomah Food Action Plan here, here, here, here for starters.

The Cafeteria Ladies Have Turned Food Police

It’s amazing how your child’s lunch plate is impacted by a non elected person whose only nutritional bonafides are that she used to eat at a Chicago restaurant that served lots of arugula and now has people tending her vegetable garden at the White House!

This represents a change in the school lunch program. No longer will the lunch ladies merely offer certain foods to be in compliance with government recommendations, now they must force kids to take the food to be in compliance with government requirements.

Beaverton schools provide breakfast, lunch, “carbohydrate” and supper. There’s really no need for Mom and Dad anymore. They can just drop the kids off for ten hours of babysitting. How soon can we expect plans for a student overnight program? After all, if the state is calling the shots on what a child must eat, irrespective of Mom and Dad, then why do we need parents at all? After all, the state says it’s “good!” Case closed.

*Liberals believe “volunteers” should be paid, the same way they believe government is a charity.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Bernie Giusto: Portland Cops Should Brace for Fed DOJ Report

Seattle PD

The Obama Administration’s Department of Justice use-of-force study regarding Portland cops likely will be issued before the end of October and I predict the results will make a similar investigation into Seattle’s cops look tame by comparison.  

The feds rode into Portland at the behest of  concerned community members who were ignited by the police shooting of Aaron Campbell and a well documented history of friction between the minority community and Portland Police. The catalyst for the federal investigation was based on the continuing community drum beat about lack of criminal charges brought against police in this case and the general lack of accountability by the locals over a much longer time period. 


Continuing claims of disparate enforcement tactics of whites versus minorities are an exact replica of the Department of Justice model used in the just completed Seattle investigation. Expect a cookie cutter investigation but even heavier DOJ demands to be placed on Portland City Hall than the settlement in Seattle.

 


Look for the DOJ findings from the Portland inquiry and what are rarely and in this case will be barely negotiable demands before the end of October.

Over the past three weeks the US Department of Justice and the City of Seattle have come to an agreement (of sorts) to implement the changes to Seattle’s policing methods and specifically how and when Seattle PD uses FORCE. The three key pieces to the agreement are:


A)  The appointment of a “strongman” (my word) monitor who will oversee implementation of the department from within. This monitor will need to have the power to: 

  • Overrule those within the police department who do not want change.
  • Identify which members are friends to reform.
  • Recognize the community as an equal partner in developing new procedures

This will have a strong racial disparity component.
Look for an Office of Inspector or Inspector General to be created in SPD. Look for it to be “civilian.”

B. Require the Mayor to create a community police commission with a “broad scope of work” and thus far reaching authority. They need to be ready to take it to the ground.
Look for a “Police Review Commission” much like Portland’s except look for it to have much more specific powers. A Police Commissioner is in the works. This one might go the ballot for a structural change the City of Seattle charter.

C.  All parties must acknowledge that the racial issue is not a person by person problem but one of people of color being treated differently than whites for the same act.  If that scenario exists then there is a systemic problem within SPD.

When Portland’s report is issued look for a hard hitting report with many of these same requirements–not recommendations– imposed by the USDOJ. I think the point-by-point fixes will be even more onerous than in Seattle and will prompt a huge debate within the community.

The Political Effect:

I can tell you if the DOJ report is issued before the ballot come out for Mayor, the race may turn on this issue and how well Hales and Smith are prepared to address the recommendations. They need to prepare their responses now and take a general position even before the report is issued and adjust accordingly.
Bernie Giusto is the former Multnomah County Sheriff, former Gresham Police Chief and is a former OSP Trooper. He appears on The Victoria Taft Show every Friday at 11 for “Week’s End With Bernie” where he tackles your questions and opines on law enforcement issues throughout the country and their impact locally.
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com