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Sunday, April 1, 2018

60 Minutes: Sir Nicholas Winton "Saving the Children"

ATTRIBUTION: This entire blog entry has been obtained and reproduced from YouTube.

Shoah - The Memory of a Holocaust
Published on May 17, 2017
It is 1939 and Europe is on the brink of war. Hitler has invaded Czechoslovakia, threatening the lives of the Jewish population. Nicholas Winton, a young British stockbroker, decides he will do everything possible to save the lives of as many Jewish children as he can. This film, transmitting on Holocaust Memorial Day, tells the extraordinary story of how Nicholas Winton rescued 669 children from the clutches of the Nazis, bringing them by train to Britain.

In order to provide a degree of credibility with both the British and Nazi governments of the day, Nicholas single-handedly established the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia - Children's Section, using it to obtain passports and visas for the children. He then organised for each child to be adopted by families throughout the country and their safe passage across Europe and into Britain.

For nearly fifty years, Nicholas told no-one of his heroic deeds. His incredible story might never have come to light were it not for his wife who, fifty years later, found a suitcase in the attic containing a remarkable scrapbook full of documents and transport plans.

The story then emerged in 1988 when the BBC's That's Life programme reunited over two dozen of his 'children' with their rescuer for the first time in a highly emotional broadcast.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

American Political Conservatives Believe No Cost Is Too Much To Preserve The Second Amendment

I believe as the title of this Roland Hansen Commentary puts forth that American Political Conservatives believe no cost is too much to preserve the Second Amendment of the Constitution of United States of America.

The meme I place here says it all.

 

You may read some of my thoughts about the Second Amendment by opening these embedded links here and here and here.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Parental Abandonment

"Imagine rearing your children to adulthood only to lose them. If this thought provokes an emotional response in you while reading about it, you can only imagine what it is like to endure it.
The truth is that it happens in our society more than most people realize. You do not have to be a bad parent or an elderly parent to be abandoned by your adult children. I know many great parents to which it has happened and they are living their worst nightmare."
 
The above is the opening sentences in an opinion article from The Courier-Tribune of Asheboro, North Carolina that I read on the internet.

I strongly suggest that everyone read the entire opinion piece. To read the entire article, follow the embedded link contained within the title of the article:
The painful plight of abandoned parents
By Lorrie Baker Suggs
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at 12:01 AM

Now, go over to read the Roland Hansen Commentary that I posted back on Monday, February 23, 2015 entitled Call Your Parents and Grandparents. I agree with J. K. Simmons.





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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Judy Rosenberg Hansen for Washington Local Board of Education

It is time to bring respect and decorum back to the Washington Local Board of Education in Lucas County, Ohio. Too much controversy and unrest within the Washington Local Schools community has gone on for far too long. Because there is now a vacancy on the school board, an opportunity exists to bring honesty of purpose to replace the pandemonium that has plagued Washington Local Schools for the past three years. Judy Rosenberg Hansen would be an excellent choice to be on the five member Washington Local Board of Education.

If you recall, I had previously written about Patrick Hickey back on December 27, 2015 when I published the Roland Hansen Commentary entitled Patrick Hickey. Toledo, Ohio: Washington Local School District. Superintendent. Saga, Legacy, Scandal, Shame? and again on February 18, 2016 when I published the Roland Hansen Commentary entitled Toledo, Ohio: Washington Local Board of Education; Patrick Hickey, Superintendent; Washington Local School District. Embarrassment. Scandal. Shame.

It was not long after Patrick Hickey reluctantly and involuntarily vacated the Superintendent position of Lucas County, Ohio's Washington Local Schools in December 2015 that he proclaimed he would run for election to be one of the five members of the Washington Local Board of Education.

And in 2017, run for election he did! And won! More controversy ensued as Patrick Hickey had been banned from school property.
Read this:
Hickey elected to school board despite a ban from school property
Published: Thursday, November 9th 2017, 12:23 am EDT
Updated: Thursday, November 9th 2017, 12:48 am EDT
By Blair Caldwell, Reporter
And the controversy continued as Patrick Hickey attended his first school board meeting in January 2018 as a member of the Washington Local Board of Education.
Read this:
Patrick Hickey attends first school board meeting amidst school ban
by Toi Creel
If enough problems did not already exist, it was soon learned that Patrick Hickey was "under investigation in Michigan for an alleged sexual relationship with a teenager years ago."
ref:
Updated: Former FHS assistant principal under investigation in Michigan
Posted On Tue. Jan 30th, 2018    By: The Courier
Lo and behold, Patrick Hickey did not attend February 21, 2018 meeting of the Washington Local Board of Education.
ref:
Washington Local Schools holds meeting off school grounds, but Hickey doesn't attend
by Jay Hannah  Wednesday, February 21st 2018
Now, most recently, we have learned that charges have officially been filed against Patrick Hickey in Michigan's Lenawee County District Court, and that Patrick Hickey has resigned his elected position as a member of the Washington Local Board of Education.
ref:
Patrick Hickey Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct
posted by News Radio 1370 WSPD & 92.9-FM
Patrick Hickey announces resignation after being charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct
Published: Monday, March 19th 2018, 5:37 pm EDT

Updated:
Tuesday, March 20th 2018, 1:35 pm EDT

By WTOL Staff
The departure of Patrick Hickey from the Washington Local Board of Education creates a vacancy. As such, the remaining four elected Members of the Board are charged by state statutes of the Ohio Revised Code with the authority and responsibility to appoint a replacement to the seat formerly held by Patrick Hickey.

Judy Rosenberg Hansen would be an excellent replacement to this seat on the Washington Local School Board.

Judy Rosenberg Hansen's previous related experience includes having been elected to three 4-year terms for a total of 12 years on the Governing Board of Lucas County Educational Service Center, now known as the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West and formerly known as the Lucas County Board of Education. The Washington Local School District is one of the several school districts that lie within the service area and jurisdiction of the Educational Service Center to which Judy had been previously elected to its Governing Board and on which she also served some periods of time as its Vice President and President.

In addition to having served 12 years on the Governing Board of Lucas County Educational Service Center, Judy also served 8 years on the Penta Career Center Board of Education. Penta Career Center is a public vocational high school and adult education center, not unlike Washington Local Schools Whitmer Career and Technology Center.

During her years of service on the Governing Board of Lucas County Educational Service Center and on the Penta Career Center Board of Education, Judy Rosenberg Hansen was also an active member of the Ohio School Board Association, the National School Board Association, and the Association of Educational Service Agencies.

With integrity, honesty of purpose, dedication of service to public education, commitment to community, and a proven track record of experience, Judy Rosenberg Hansen would definitely be an excellent choice for, and an asset to, the Washington Local Board of Education.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Twitler Donald J Trump. Respect and the President of the United States of America.

Rather than scribing a stand-alone Roland Hansen Commentary in regards to the topic of Respect, the President of the United States of America, and Donald J Trump, I am placing below a copy and paste of some dialogue that has taken place on the Facebook walls of mine and a couple Facebook friends of mine, who just happen to be from my Whitmer Senior High School Class of 1965. 

I advise you upfront that it is a very long read; however, you may find it interesting in that it is a perfect example of my thoughts and the thinking of those who disagree with my perspective on the sublect of Donald J Trump,  Respect, and the President of the United States of America. 

(I apologize for any and all errors in the formatting of this blog entry. I copied dialogue directly from Facebook pages and the copies contained an extremely lot of hidden HTML commands, or whatever it's called, of which I am not sufficietly proficient in order to correct the overall appearance of text and images for the insertion into my blog.)

Here we go now. Get yourself ready now for a long read.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Repeal Time.

The full and complete text of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution as adopted on December 15, 1791, and as it still reads today, is as follows:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Cambridge Dictionary Online defines militia as
a military force that operates only some of the time and whose members are not soldiers in a permanent army: Each militia represents one of the country’s political factions.
That sure sounds like the definition for the National Guard in the United States of America to me.

Cambridge Dictionary Online has this definition of National Guard:
the state military force that is available for service in state and federal emergencies
And, the following is the National Guard definition from Collins Dictionary Online:
National Guard in the U.S., the organized militia forces of the individual states, a component of the Army of the U.S. when called into active federal service
In the United States, the National Guard is a military force within an individual state, which can be sent on a mission by either the state or national government if there is an emergency.
That brings me to this:


Putting into the perspective the times of today as compared to the times of 1791, it is my opinion that the time is now to Repeal the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Friday, February 23, 2018

With a friend like Jerry Rosen.... Another Facebook Tragedy!

On both of my two blogs, i.e. Roland Hansen Commentary and Roland's Ramblings, I have written on several occasions about how damaging Facebook and other internet social media can be to relationships with family and friends. And, I have also written many times before about fake friends as opposed to real friends.

Well, guess what! No, don't guess; I will tell you.
This is another of those times; and, this time it combines the two topics of Facebook being a medium for damaging social relationships and of fake friends.

This one, my readers, is going to be a long, long story, in part because it contains detailed word-for-word electronic communications that have transpired. And, of course, I have to add my own commentary.

This Roland Hansen Commentary blog entry concerns a fellow by the name of Jerry Robert Rosen, a 71 year-old man who presently lives in Tampa, Florida.

Before I go into all the details, I will provide an introductory lead-in, sort of like those irritating news lead-ins ("coming up next, we will tell you about ..... ") that we hear on television when they tell you what they are going to tell you, sometimes up to three times before they actually give the story.

In that vein, here is a compilation of excerpts taken in chronological order from actual electronic communications of Jerry Rosen:
Jerry Rosen to Roland Hansen:
"Roland, ...remaining 'friends' on FB makes me a hypocrite. You seem to crave love and affection and have stated you are lonely – as has Judy ... You both seem to need friends, badly. ...when your little widget that tells you that you have been unfriended ... you will see it was me. On one hand I feel sorry for you but on the other you are an adult and should act like one."
Now then, are you ready for the whole sordid thing?
Get a cup or two or three of coffee. Sit back and relax. Here we go.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

America - First in Killings by Gun-Loving Fellow Americans!

Only in America!

Yet again another mass killing in America by another gun-loving American!

17 killed in mass shooting at high school in Parkland, Florida.

Florida shooting: Who are the victims?

Is the Florida High School Shooter a 'Dreamer'?



Other countries of the world have much more strict laws concerning gun ownership than does the United States of America. But gun-loving Americans loudly proclaim that guns do not kill people, that it is people who kill people. So, tell me, why are gun-related killings in America higher than other countries that have responsible gun regulations?

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When will we Americans ever learn?

Gun-loving political conservatives who stonewall the enactment of responsible gun regulations in America totally sicken me.