First Cup September 18th

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Here is some of todays News

Chavez taking over schools

President Hugo Chavez threatened on Monday to take over any private schools refusing to submit to the oversight of his socialist government, a move some Venezuelans fear will impose leftist ideology in the classroom.

All Venezuelan schools, both public and private, must submit to state inspectors enforcing the new educational system. Those that refuse will be closed and nationalized, Chavez said.

A new curriculum will be phased in during this school year, and new textbooks are being developed to help educate “the new citizen,” added Chavez’s brother and education minister Adan Chavez in their televised ceremony on the first day of classes.

Just what the curriculum will include and how it will be applied to all Venezuelan schools and universities remains unclear.

But one college-level syllabus obtained by The Associated Press shows some premedical students already have a recommended reading list including Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital” and Fidel Castro’s speeches, alongside traditional subjects like biology and chemistry.

Full Story here

Fausta’s Blog has more Here

Wonder how long it will be before the “Recommended reading” list will be part of the currriculum in Nicaragua and the other countries he has bought and paid for.

In Iraq:

Three insurgents were killed and 16 others, including a key “special groups” leader, were captured in separate operations in Iraq today.

In a separate set of coordinated operations in Baghdad, coalition forces killed one insurgent and captured an Iraqi terrorist with links to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Forces along with 11 other suspected terrorists.

The operations targeted a senior special groups leader directly linked to several other high-ranking terrorists operating in and around Baghdad. Coalition forces detained six individuals at the first target area without incident and followed on with operations at two other sites where they captured the other individuals.

Full Story Here

More evidence that we are winning in Iraq that will never make it to the evening news.

John McCain Losing support

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox plans to resign as John McCain’s state mccain.jpgcampaign chairman, according to two top Republicans who asked not to be identified because Cox has not yet spoken with McCain in person.

State Republicans are set to choose their presidential favorites in a Jan. 15 primary. The two Republicans made the comments about Cox on Monday.

McCain won Michigan’s 2000 Republican presidential primary. But polls suggest Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney now are more popular in the state, and Fred Thompson is getting the same amount of support as McCain.

Personally I don’t see the Senator from Arizona staying in the race past the New Hampshire Primary..

 

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