Thursday, July 30, 2020
Parkland Shooting Parent Andrew Pollack Launches School Safety Grant Program to Dramatically Improve Emergency Response Times
Parkland Shooting Parent Andrew Pollack Launches School Safety Grant Program to Dramatically Improve Emergency Response Times
Parkland shooting parent and school safety reform advocate Andrew Pollack is launching School Safety Grant, a new organization that awards security technology solutions to school districts, houses of worship, and police departments across America with the objective of reducing response time and saving lives in an emergency.
The first grant recipients, who were featured on Good Morning America today include Coral Springs Police Department, Coconut Creek Police Department, Chabad of Coral Springs, and a local area charter school.
Grants provide security software and implementation
valued at up to $40,000 per location
Administered by a grant selection committee composed of school shooting survivors from Columbine and Santa Fe, parents of students from Parkland and Sandy Hook, law enforcement officers, and career educators, the grant program aims to enhance school security and ultimately save lives through advanced software and connectivity technology that directly links law enforcement with facility security systems. The committee awards grants on a rolling basis.
To apply for a grant, schools, police departments and places of mass gatherings can submit their information for evaluation by the School Safety Grant selection committee. Those awarded a grant are provided with full implementation of ALERT, a software app which reduces response times in an active shooter situation or other emergency while providing law enforcement with actionable intelligence. Implementation through the grant includes installation, training, and perpetual license fees.
The value of each grant, which may range from $20,000 - $40,000 depending on installation needs and the specific software bundled with the ALERT app for each awardee, is based on an independent valuation of the software, implementation and training provided through each award. Schools and mass gathering establishments then pay a small monthly maintenance fee following deployment which allows for ALERT to be constantly upgraded and maintained while being offered to law enforcement entities at no charge.
"School Safety Grant exists to implement technological solutions that accelerate response times in an active shooter situation, providing law enforcement with the actionable intelligence proven to save lives," said Pollack. "Ever since my daughter was murdered, I’ve been looking for common sense, low-cost school safety solutions. After meeting with countless technology innovators and existing manufacturers, I’ve found what I believe to be the best platform for the expansion of security capabilities and connectivity."
The School Safety Grant program is powered by the ALERT (Active Law Enforcement Response Technology) platform that integrates video surveillance systems, access control systems and public announcement systems with local police departments. The platform is designed to be used in conjunction with technology from multiple third-party applications. To learn more, please visit www.SchoolSafetyGrant.org.
About School Safety Grant Program: The www.SchoolSafetyGrant.org program is focused on making the latest technologies available to school districts and other organizations throughout the United States. With the support of best of breed, leading school security solutions providers, the program hopes to ensure that facilities have access to practical technology solutions for mitigating violence. Educators, law enforcement and others are encouraged to apply for grants using the online application at www.SchoolSafetyGrant.org.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 7:12 AM
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
How the #NeverTrump Right Tried – and Failed – to Take Down the President
By Julie Kelly
"A bombshell" —Victor Davis Hanson
In her explosive new book, DISLOYAL OPPOSITION: How the NeverTrump Right Tried - And Failed - To Take Down the President, author Julie Kelly takes on the NeverTrump movement in a damning exposé that reveals how these unhinged Beltway "conservatives" sold out rank-and-file Republicans and joined forces with the Democrats, the liberal media, and left-wing billionaires in a cynical effort to bring down the most conservative president since Reagan.
NeverTrumpers are not conservative or even Republicans, writes Kelly. In fact, NeverTrumpers are merely the Democrat Party's useful idiots, advancing each and every one of the Left's false narratives - from Russia-gate to racial politics - in their ploy to remove the president from office and restore themselves from the sidelines to a position of power.
DISLOYAL OPPOSITION is a devastating warning about what is to come in the 2020 presidential election if the "traitorous" NeverTrump movement gets its way. "We are all Democrats now," one prominent NeverTrumper declared in February. Julie Kelly argues they should stay that way.
NeverTrump has become what they claimed to despise about Donald Trump: petty, vengeful, bombastic, reactionary, and abusive. As a result, it is imperative that those associated with NeverTrump never hold a place of influence in the GOP again.
Here are a few key points Julie Kelly writes about in DISLOYAL OPPOSITION:
· Led by Bill Kristol, the founder of the now-defunct Weekly Standard, a cabal of one-time Republican Party influencers known as NeverTrump overpopulate cable news and mainstream media in an attempt to create a false impression that rank-and-file Republicans oppose the president.
· NeverTrump, acting as the Left's useful idiots, exploits every crisis, real and manufactured, as a rallying cry to remove the president from office.
· NeverTrump celebrated the coronavirus outbreak, defended China's role in the crisis, and advocated for devastating economic lockdowns in the hope that the fallout from this global calamity will preclude Trump's re-election.
· NeverTrump inflamed racial tensions in America by advancing the incredibly destructive false narrative that Trump and his supporters are "white nationalists" based on their views on illegal immigration.
· NeverTrump pundits and outlets were the first peddlers of the concocted Trump-Russia election collusion hoax.
· When congressional Democrats followed up their failed collusion gambit with a preposterous impeachment case based on a phone call with the president of Ukraine, NeverTrump once again sided with Democrats to support Trump's ouster.
"One thing is certain," says Julie Kelly of the coronavirus crisis, "NeverTrump will weaponize every aspect of the chaos, including the number of dead, against Trump. Of all the low points of NeverTrump's crusade against the president, it will be the lowest."
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 8:55 AM
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The Blueprint for Living Life to the Fullest
and Thriving in the Face of Adversity
Former U.S. Army Engineer and author Brent Magnussen has released a powerful new book: ROGER UP: The Mission Ready Blueprint to Crush the Morning, Own the Day, and Become the Best Version of YOU. This book is for anyone who wants to be pushed, both mentally and physically to become the best version of themselves. What does "Roger Up" mean? Never quit. Overcome adversity.
How can you learn to "Roger Up?" Not an easy proposition these days. With the pandemic, economic collapse of small businesses, job losses, political division, and racial tension going on, it can be a bit frightening if you are concerned about your safety and financial future. So, how can we rise up from the ashes and be productive and excited about life again? In these uncertain times, we as human beings have the ability to break from the current inertia and steer our ships in a different direction not only for our sanity, but for the sake of our livelihoods and for our families. Now, more than ever, it is imperative to pivot and get creative in order to prevent your ship from sinking.
ROGER UP is an enthralling action plan for living life to the fullest and rising up stronger and better from adversity. It's a sharp, smart blueprint that gives you an action guide to follow along with the mindset that you must obtain to be able to rise up out of the ashes and succeed. In this book Brent teaches you to:
· develop a Samurai mindset through a simple and bulletproof morning routine;
· develop unbreakable confidence through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu;
· achieve fitness goals with a healthy eating lifestyle and not just another fad diet;
· speak a new language in 21 days;
· develop the same deadly skills as Jason Bourne;
· set and crush personal goals effectively; and
· live life on your terms.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has turned the whole world upside down. In these difficult times, it may be hard to keep your spirits up - but not impossible; it all depends on what we watch read or listen to. It is important to use this time for personal growth and transformation that will help us to move ahead in life once everything gets back to "normal."
ROGER UP is an action-packed book that will show you how to push your mind and body capabilities to the maximum, in a realistic way. Brent's passion for life, and "been there done that' attitude shines throughout the book, giving readers a practical insight into the simple fundamentals of life that are often overlooked. This book is uplifting, relatable, therapeutic, and everything you need to succeed amid the crisis.
"Brent delivers a battle-ready blueprint for thriving in the face of adversity and backs that up with a proven plan to get into real action. This book is a must-read, and I promise it will change the game for you... but you must step up as well." -- Peter Voogd, international best-selling author of "6 Months to 6 Figures" and founder of The Game Changers Academy
ABOUT AUTHOR: Brent Magnussen is an American author, professional speaker, and a former U.S Army Engineer. He is an adventure seeker, an avid practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, an accomplished cook, a voracious reader, and a Freemason.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 7:18 AM
Monday, June 8, 2020
WAS JESUS A SOCIALIST?
Foundation for Economic Education president emeritus Lawrence W. Reed reveals it is pure fantasy to believe that Jesus wanted earthly governments to redistribute wealth, centrally plan the economy, or impose welfare states.
Socialism is making a shocking comeback in America - and so is the idea that "Jesus was a socialist." Everyone from MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell to the Democratic Socialists of America to the Huffington Post is trying to enlist Jesus in their redistribution schemes.
There's only one problem: their claims are completely bogus.
In his new book, Was Jesus a Socialist? economist and historian Lawrence W. Reed demolishes the idea that Jesus called on earthly governments to redistribute wealth or centrally plan the economy - or even to impose a welfare state.
Reed is president emeritus of the Foundation for Economic Education. Was Jesus a Socialist? expands on his immensely popular Prager University video, which has attracted more than 4 million views.
Was Jesus a Socialist? could not be timelier. Consider...
· More than half of young Americans say they'd rather live in a socialist country than in a capitalist one;
· In a 2016 Barna Group poll, Americans said that socialism aligns better with Jesus's teachings than capitalism does and that self-proclaimed "democratic socialist" Bernie Sanders aligns closest to Jesus's teachings; and
· In a 2019 survey, more than 70 percent of millennials said they were likely to vote for a socialist.
Point by point, Reed answers the claims of socialists and progressives who try to enlist Jesus in their causes. As he reveals, nothing in the New Testament supports their contentions. Was Jesus a Socialist? shows:
· Why it's absurd to believe that the Parable of the Good Samaritan makes the case for government welfare programs and redistribution;
· What Jesus said - and didn't say - about rich people... and why these teachings are so misunderstood;
· The real meaning of Jesus's famous line: "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's";
· Why Winston Churchill was right when he called socialism the "gospel of envy";
· Why money is NOT the "root of all evil" - and what the New Testament actually says; and
· How, if anything, Jesus's teachings support free markets and private property over socialism.
"A timely, lively, learned and well-argued masterpiece that deftly demolishes the claims that Jesus was at heart a Marxist. Reed's impressively deep knowledge of economics and the New Testament shines through. Woe to those who try to challenge him on the subject of Jesus's alleged political beliefs!" --Steve Forbes
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lawrence W. Reed is President Emeritus of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). A former professor of economics, he is the author or editor of several other books, including Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism and Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character, and Conviction. He is a frequent guest on radio and television and an international speaker.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 1:07 PM
Monday, June 1, 2020
Trump Will Smash the Left and Win
By New York Times Bestselling Author David Horowitz
BUCKLE UP! 2020 WILL BE THE POLITICAL RIDE OF YOUR LIFE! And the most important book of this unprecedented election year is BLITZ: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win by David Horowitz.
Ever since he first announced his presidential quest—after coming down the escalator of New York's Trump Tower—the media, the establishment, and his critics in both parties belittled, demeaned, mocked, and even laughed at Donald Trump. But the billionaire has had the last laugh. And, as David Horowitz reveals, Trump has been—and will continue to be—the Democrats' worst nightmare.
BLITZ reveals the attacks made against Trump have been the most brutal ever mounted against a sitting president of the United States. Blinded by deep-seated hatred of his person and his policies, the left even desperately tried to oust Trump in a failed impeachment bid. Horowitz shows that their very attacks—targeting a man whose mission has been to "Drain the Swamp" and "Make America Great Again" backfired, turning Trump himself into a near martyr while igniting the fervor of his "base."
With the 2020 election upon us, New York Times bestselling author David Horowitz chronicles the brutal battles, bitter backlash, and left-wing lies Trump has faced as Democrats repeatedly try to sabotage his presidency. You'll discover the left's terrifying socialist and, in some cases, communist agendas as you've never seen them before. Trump's response? He's going to steamroll this opposition in November using the same playbook he has used to win before.
In BLITZ you will find shocking revelations:
- The 9 biggest dangers to America the left poses—their agenda will blow your mind;
- Show me the money: naming the billionaires and fat cats really out to get Trump;
- How patriotism suddenly became "white nationalism" linking Trump to Hitler and the KKK;
- The growing secularism of the left and how the hate pushed against Christians will backfire;
- Why every effort to demonize Trump and his supporters is failing;
- Obama's agenda: how the former president casts a much greater shadow over Trump's political woes than you ever imagined; and
- The Genius: how Trump's brilliant strategy has worked and will continue to work, making him the President of the United States again in 2021.
"The effort to remove and destroy our duly elected president may be the greatest challenge America has faced since the Civil War," explains Horowitz. For the first time, BLITZ exposes the left's strategy to take down Trump, and how Trump not only beat them at their own game, but how he's turning the tables on them to achieve a stunning reelection victory come November.
About the Author: David Horowitz is the renowned conservative commentator and New York Times bestselling author of Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America and Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America. He is the founder and CEO of the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles.
Early Praise for BLITZ:
"David Horowitz is one of the boldest and most brilliant thinkers and writers of our time. BLITZ spells out why Trump will be reelected and how it will put the left in a deep sinkhole of their own making."— GOV. Mike Huckabee
" If you're interested in debating deranged liberals with facts, you won't want to miss this latest book."— DONALD TRUMP JR.
"Indispensable."— MARK LEVIN
"Unparalleled insight into the current political climate."— SEAN SPICER
"A must-read book!"— CHARLIE KIRK
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 6:41 AM
Thursday, May 21, 2020
BUT COULD THERE BE A BETTER WAY?
Rethinking America's COVID-19 Responses
Since the COVID-19 crisis began, we've seen unprecedented government coercion. State and local governments have ordered everyone to stay home and have shut down businesses, schools, and churches. The federal government has sent debt to record heights with its spending. What's missing here? Cooperation.
Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan show why in their enlightening new book, COOPERATION AND COERCION: How Busybodies Became Busybullies and What That Means for Economics and Politics.
Davies and Harrigan, hosts of the popular podcast Words & Numbers, reveal that there are only two ways that humans work together: they cooperate with one another, or they coerce one another. This fundamental fact provides an essential framework for understanding what we're seeing play out with the coronavirus crisis.
Government is all about coercive power. That doesn't mean it's all bad. We need government. But Davies and Harrigan show the immense - and overlooked - power of cooperation. They also reveal the dangers of embracing government coercion as the knee-jerk reaction to any problem.
In COOPERATION AND COERCIOIN, they show:
· The two biggest reasons we shouldn't be in thrall to government solutions and expert pronouncements: the knowledge problem and unintended consequences;
· Why people tend to believe the worst about the damage a crisis can cause but overlook the damage that proposed solutions will do;
· Why "if it saves just one life" is an empty slogan that leads to bad policy;
· Why policymakers who are trying to manage the economy don't understand what the economy actually is;
· Why supposed corporate villains like Amazon and Walmart have become a lifeline for Americans;
· How government coercion pushes obvious solutions to our problems into the background;
· Why there are many problems government can't fix; and
· Why governments, even as they clamp down on citizens, are relaxing all kinds of onerous regulations - allowing cooperation to flourish.
Davies and Harrigan explain much more than government responses to coronavirus. By looking for cooperation and coercion in everyday life, they help make sense of a wide range of issues that dominate the public debate. You'll come away from this book with a clear understanding of everything from the minimum wage to taxes, from gun control to government regulations, from the War on Terror to the War on Drugs to the War on Poverty.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Antony Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University. James R. Harrigan is managing director of the Freedom Center at the University of Arizona. Together they host the weekly podcast Words & Numbers. Davies and Harrigan are distinguished fellows at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 9:45 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
In the new book by retired Navy SEAL and wounded warrior Jason Redman - OVERCOME: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors - he delivers incredible content on how to overcome and thrive in these uncertain times with his three rings of excellence - the Overcome Mindset, Productivity and Leadership.
Adversity can often catch you by surprise and leave you struggling with what to do next. What if you could confront any adversity, from the unprecedented challenges many of us are facing today (i.e., the loss of your job, health issues, bankruptcy) to normal daily challenges and not just survive it, but thrive afterwards?
Jason Redman was horrifically wounded in Iraq in 2007 when he was shot at close range through the face and arm. After 40 surgeries, including extensive facial reconstruction and skin grafts, he emerged from this experience stronger than ever - despite the scars and injuries he will have for the rest of his life. Redman went on to launch two successful companies and speaks all over the country on how to build better leaders through his OVERCOME mindset.
Jason's new book, OVERCOME, is based on extensive research and interviews with America's toughest warriors including retired 4-star Admiral William McRaven, retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink, retired 4-star General Stanley McChrystal, and others. In this book, Redman teaches:
· How to survive any life ambush;
· How to move from defense to offense using the proactive techniques of SEAL teams;
· How to strengthen your endurance during long-term trials;
· How to rediscover and thrive in your life purpose;
· How to lead your team (whether in business or family) to success;
· How to compete with the top 1% in your field; and
· How to stay the course even when you want to quit.
In OVERCOME, Jason teaches how to build a relentless Overcome Mindset in the face of chaos and uncertainty with step by step tools to stay positive in the face of negativity; and he teaches how to build and create forward momentum to get out of any crisis along with building structure and discipline. Jason provides actionable tools to maintain momentum and move the needle in our lives even when working from home. Most importantly, Jason gets deep into his three rules of leadership; how to lead ourselves through positivity, structure and discipline, how to lead others by building strong teams with guidance, motivation and inspiration and how to lead always in any situation including and especially during crisis.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: JASON REDMAN is a retired Navy Lieutenant who spent eleven years as an enlisted Navy SEAL, and almost ten years as a SEAL officer. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, five Navy Achievement Medals, two Combat Action Ribbons and the US Army Ranger Tab.. After being severely wounded in Iraq in 2007, Redman returned to active duty before retiring from the Navy in 2013. Upon retirement, he founded SOF Spoken, a speaking and consulting company which provides inspirational presentations on leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity for businesses, first responders, sports teams, and government organizations. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Trident.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 8:16 AM