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Finding a Home Tutor

I’ve talked to quite a few of my friends and acquaintances recently who are having problems with their children and the schools they are attending.  It’s totally shocking to me the number of high school graduates who can’t even read or write.

So…I decided to look around a little bit and see what’s available for these people.  As you may know, I homeschooled my children, however, that’s not an option for many parents.  Some either feel that they aren’t qualified (that’s a myth) or they just don’t have the time to homeschool.  For these parents, they need other options.

While browsing online, I found a site that has home tutors from all over the US.  You will find that not all states are listed on that page, so you might have to put your zip code in on the map page.   I quickly found two tutors within 20 miles of my rural, country home.  That was surprising, as most times, there is nothing available in my area.

If you are in need of a tutor to help your child do better in school, take a look and see if you can find a tutor that will be suitable for your child.

Isabel Celis Still Missing

It’s been about a month since 6 year old Isabel Celis went missing from her Tucson AZ home.  Police have released the tapes of the 911 calls and, frankly, I’m disturbed by them.  I just listened to them on Fox News’ site.  We never know what the media edited out of these tapes until we can get access to the full, unedited versions.  However, in my opinion, it’s not what the father, Sergio Celis, says on the tape, but rather the WAY he said it.

Picture this…your 6 year old child is missing.  You’ve searched everywhere for her and she is nowhere to be found.  I have two children.  I know the fear that runs through you when you can not find your child.   My son used to disappear in a split second and end up hiding somewhere.  Every time the fear just grabbed me and didn’t subside until he was found safe and sound.  As a matter of fact, as time went by, the more I searched, the more panicked I became.

So…when you hear Mr. Celis’ call to 911, it’s very concerning.  It actually gave me goose bumps.  He is very calm like it’s no big deal.  At one point he is even LAUGHING telling the 911 operator that he told his wife to “get her butt home” and laughs.  Then he seems bothered that his wife walks into the house hysterical.  I listened 3 or 4 times thinking that maybe he’s just nervous and being very composed, but there is NOTHING in his voice to even indicate that he cares that his daughter is missing.  It’s like he’s completely detached from the situation and even appears (IMO) that he is reading a statement.

In sharp contrast, when mom, Becky Celis, calls 911, she is hysterical.  She is distraught, incoherent at times and even shrieking during the call.

How can these two parents have such drastically different reactions to the disappearance of their daughter?  One acts like it’s no big deal and even appears (IMO) to feel llike it’s “no big deal”.  The other is hysterical, wants to find her and distraught that she doesn’t know where her baby girl is.

Arizona Child Protective Services (CPS) has said that Sergio Celis can have no contact with his other children.

That is very unusual.  The police, however, have cautioned the public not to read guilt into that.

In the beginning of this case, my thoughts were “Stop focusing so hard on the family and go look for the person who kidnapped this child”.  Now I’m wondering if my gut instinct was wrong.

 

 

Zimmerman Out on Bond

George Zimmerman was released on $150,000 bond at approximately midnight last night.  What are your thoughts on this?

I don’t think there’s really any reason he shouldn’t be allowed bond like any other person.  I am NOT a George Zimmerman supporter.  My thoughts are that he is a liar and a very dishonest person.  So far he has been caught in too many lies.  What lies?  Here is a partial list:

Zimmerman claimed HE was the voice screaming for help on the 911 call.  That was a LIE  – TWO, not one, but TWO independent voice analysts said that the voice screaming for help was NOT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.

Zimmerman (in his “apology” to Trayvon’s parents) claimed that he did not know Trayvon was a teen.  He claimed he thought Trayvon was “a little younger than me”.  That was a LIE – In the original 911 call, Zimmerman called Trayvon a “teenager” and a “kid” on at least 3 occasions.

Zimmerman claimed his head was being “bashed into the concrete”.  That was a LIE – See post at http://roxannegreen.com/647/george-zimmermans-bloody-head/

Zimmerman claimed that he shot Trayvon because Trayvon Martin was “going for my gun”.  Then, in the “apology” he said “I didn’t know whether he was armed or not”.

Zimmerman told the 911 operator that Trayvon was running away from him.  He then said (VERY CLEARLY) “These assholes. They always get away.”  Then you hear the ding of the vehicle door and the heavy breathing starts where Zimmerman is clearly CHASING Trayvon.

Zimmerman said Trayvon circled back and came after him.  Interesting…Zimmerman was pissed that Trayvon was running away and he began to chase.  Then, he took off after Trayvon.  When the 911 operator asked him if the police should meet him at his truck, it is apparent that George Zimmerman had no intentions of stopping chasing Trayvon because he said “Could you have them call me and I’ll tell them where I’m at?” IN MY OPINION, he fully intended to go after Trayvon.

You can read my transcript of the 911 call HERE.

I don’t think that Zimmerman’s account is correct.  I don’t think there is any way that Trayvon “circled back” and came after him.  Here’s why.  The 911 call proves that Trayvon was running AWAY from Zimmerman.  NOT toward him. Look at where he was first seen by Zimmerman and where he was found dead.  MAP IT.  The locations are there.  It makes no sense.  Zimmerman got out of his vehicle near 1111 Retreat View Circle, Sanford FL.  (Um, if they come in through the uh gate, tell them to go straight past the clubhouse and, uh, straight past the clubhouse and make a left and then go past the mailboxes you’ll see my truck.)  Trayvon was found DEAD behind a building at 1231 Twin Trees Lane

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Do I think Zimmerman is guilty?  I think that this was a horrible tragedy.  I think that it was an altercation that went horribly wrong.  What I DO know is that if George Zimmerman had stayed in his darn truck and had not acted like a policeman wannabe, that boy would still be alive.  I think (based on Zimmerman’s lies so far) that he confronted Trayvon and they scuffled.  I think George Zimmerman got scared thinking this could be an armed teen and shot without thinking.  I do not think it was murder, but I do, however, think it was manslaughter.  It’s very sad.  All of the lies he is coming up with now are making him look more guilty.  His lawyers need to keep his mouth shut because every time it opens, more lies spew out.

I am curious to see the records that will hopefully be released to the public in this case.

 

 

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George Zimmerman Apology

George Zimmerman appeared in court today for his bail hearing.  For some reason, his attorney felt it would be OK for him to take the stand and make a “statement” under oath.

First of all, it’s never a good idea to put your client on the stand.  That opens him or her up to cross examination, not to mention the fact that EVERYTHING they say is “on the record”.

Here is what I got out of that “apology”.  George Zimmerman changes his story as it suits him.

Zimmerman appeared in court today for his bond hearing clean shaven and in a suit.  He was shackled at the waist and wrists.

He addressed this “apology” to Trayvon Martin’s parents.   I think the apology was a joke.  I am VERY glad his dingbat lawyers let him say it though because now there are more lies on record.  He claimed in the apology that he thought Trayvon was a couple years younger than him, but in the 911 call he clearly calls him a teenager and a kid at least 3 times.  Then the next lie he said he didn’t know if Trayvon was armed, but in his statement to the police, he said Trayvon was trying to go for Zimmerman’s gun and that’s why he shot him.  WHY…if Trayvon was armed…would he “go for” Zimmerman’s gun?

Some people have said they think that  Zimmerman’s apology was sincere.  Interesting.  I ask you…can an apology be sincere when it’s riddled with lies?

I certainly hope that these lawyers keep allowing this man to speak so America can see that if his lips are moving, he’s lying.  He changes his story more than most people change their clothes.

In my opinion, this “apology” was a huge present, gift wrapped and tied in a cute red bow for the prosecution.