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Vaccine manufacturers: What a friend you have in SCOTUS

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All rights Reserved

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“The 1986 law was passed as a protection to one of the largest contributors to political campaigns. It was a specially designed program that removed the right to enter into state or federal court and to sue for damages as a result of mandatory vaccinations which even in 1986 were known to cause more harm than good. “

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In what should come as no surprise to anyone who has watched as the Supreme Court routinely renders rulings which are clearly protective of corporate interests, another “opinion”, one clearly meant to protect big pharma from being held even remotely liable for the harm and damage caused by toxic vaccines, was just handed down. In a majority opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia, the court ruled the federal law preempted all design-defect claims against vaccine manufacturers. These would be the design defects that kill people, cause autism, neurological damage and lifetime physical impairment.

Apparently Justice Scalia is unaware that no law can be enacted which abrogates your individual rights.  Any law that attempts to deprive you of your rights is null and void on its face as if it had never been.  Actually, Scalia doesn’t really care and has routinely issued opinions that are written as if he is living in some other universe where he makes up his own laws and then decides they are real. More

DNA, HHS, and TSA : Which of These Things Might Be Part Of The Other?

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Note The Happy Compliant Smile!

If the American Public wants to fly, they had better get used to opening up and surrendering their DNA. At least that is the proposal put forward by the following report:

New portable DNA screener to debut this summer

As with other DNA tests, the process begins with a sample collected on a swab, typically from inside the mouth. The sample is placed in a disposable cartridge, and the analyzer does the rest of the work.

“It’s the same process that occurs in the lab today,” Miles said. But “it will drastically make the system more efficient.” More

Texas: SB 286 payrolling attorney’s

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For Texas Residents-
Senate Jurisprudence Hearings Set For 03/01/2011 – Estate / Guardianship

The Senate Jurisprudence Committee will be taking public testimony on 2 bills that should be of interest to all Elderly and Disabled Texans in Guardianship. Unfortunately these two bills only continue the abuse estates. SB 286- relating to attorney’s fees, the amendments are to include that the court may allocate attorney’s fees taxed at costs among the parties as the court finds is FAIR and JUST. If after examining the proposed ward’s ASSETS the court determines the proposed ward is unable to pay for costs allocated to the proposed ward for services provided by an attorney, the county is responsible is responsible for those costs. The attorneys appointed by the courts are forcing the sale of all assets to payroll attorneys fees.

SB 481- relating to the removal of a guardian of an incapacitated person ordered by the court. This bill has been amended for the court to provide notice and citation of a removal (after the fact) giving 30 days to file an application with the court for a hearing for reinstatement. If you are removed, you will be affected by SB 286 to pay for attorney fees that are FAIR and JUST. Which allows Attorneys to collect more fees.

A removal should only take place with clear and convincing evidence to substantiate a removal as written in the Probate Code under Section 761, no mention of removal with clear and convincing evidence in this bill. However, included in this bill: if the court is SATISFIED by the PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE THAT THE APPLICANT DID NOT ENGAGE IN THE CONDUCT THAT DIRECTLY LED TO THE APPLICANT’S REMOVAL, the court shall set aside an order appointing a successor guardian, and shall enter an order reinstating the APPLICANT AS GUARDIAN. This bill does not mention that attorney’s fees be waived with the preponderance of the evidence.

Texas residents please join us at the Capitol On Tuesday March 01, 2001 to OPPOSE  these bills, and speak up for the disabled and elderly and for yourselves, this is our future under the Texas Probate Code pertaining to Estates and Guardianships.

We compel you to LISTEN, LEARN AND ACT for the well being and sanctity of families with incapacitated and elderly members, many of whom are also your constituents. You must bring justice to the citizens of Texas through logical and appropriate changes in the laws and institutions.  Unfortunately there are no agencies or laws to protect the rights of the family members of Texas’s most vulnerable population once their Guardianships are removed and revoked

For More information contact GRADE – Guardianship Reform Advocates for the Disabled and Elderly @ info@guardianshipreform.org or visit us as www.guardianshipreform.org

   “So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.”
  Haniel Long

AFTERWORD for “The Bone Trail” by Nell Walton

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Debbie Coffey     Copyright  2011         All Rights Reserved.

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“If indeed the pumping is draining the bedrock in the Cortez mountains, that means many springs and creeks are at risk and that their computer model was fatally flawed.  Of course this would be inconvenient information for Cortez so it is no surprise that they aren’t looking for the answers.” 

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Mount Tenabo, is a sacred mountain for the Western Shoshone people.  It is located within the territory of the Western Shoshone Nation in Nevada, about  20 miles south and a little west of the city of Crescent Valley, NV. 

The Shoshone consider Mount Tenabo a source of power and life, and it is central in their stories of creation and world renewal.  The Shoshone use the top of the mountain for prayer and meditation, and they gather medicinal and food plants from the mountain.  These plants also feed the wildlife.  

In June, 2010, the Te-Moak tribe of the Shoshone, along with co-plaintiffs the Western Shoshone Defense Project (WSDP) and Great Basin Mine Watch, lost a legal battle that was waged for several years to stop the Department of Barrick Gold Mines

Interior, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Barrick Gold (a Canadian mining company based in Toronto) from expanding Barrick’s Cortez Gold Mine at Mount Tenabo.   More

Government Promises to Cut Social Security in Urgent Compromise

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Friday, February 25, 2011

It’s official, national austerity measures are here!  As Wisconsin protesters fill the streets because of lost rights and benefits to workers, the nation is gearing up to face similar losses with social security being cut.  Comedian George Carlin warned us that this day would come:
GEORGE CARLIN: Who really controls America?

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Defining the “United States”

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Guest Author:  Danny Martinez (c)copyright 2011

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“To fully understand the impact of changing the wording from navigable waters to waters of the United States one must understand the clear meaning of what “United States” means.”

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In April 2, 2009, S. 787 the Clean Water Restoration Act was introduced to the 111th Congress,  which was a bill to amend the “Federal Water Pollution Control Act” to clarify the jurisdiction of the United States over waters of the United States. Section 1 Short Title says “This Act may be cited as the Clean Water Restoration Act.”  The purpose of the Act was to (1) to reaffirm the original intent of Congress in enacting the Federal Water Pollution control Act Amendments of 1972 (Public Law 92-500; 86 Stat. 816) to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the waters of the United States; and (2) to clarify define the waters of the United States that are subject to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.)as those features that were treated as such pursuant to the final rule (including the preamble that final rule) published at 53 Fed. Reg. 20764 (June6, 1988) and 51 Fed Reg 41206 (November 13, 1986) and other applicable rules and interpretations in effect on January, 8, 2001.” [emphasis added]

This act has caused a lot of reaction from the states in regards to their sovereignty and their jurisdiction over waters within the boundaries of their respective states. This has not been diminished in any manner as Sect. 3 Findings (5) “Congress Supports the policy in effect under section 101(g) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251(g)), which states that the authority of each State to allocate quantities of water within its jurisdiction shall not be superseded, abrogated or otherwise impaired by this Act. ….” [emphasis added]

To fully understand the impact of changing the wording from navigable waters to waters of the United States one must understand the clear meaning of what “United States” means.

In 1945 the Supreme Court in Hooven & Allison Co. v. Evatt, 324 U.S. 652 (1945) defined the term “United States” as having three distinct meanings ; The term “United States” may be used in any one of several senses. It may be merely the name of a sovereign occupying the position analogous to that of other sovereigns in the family of nations. It may designate the territory over which the sovereignty to the United States [672] extends, or it may be the collective name of the states which are united by and under the Constitution.” More

Guardianship FAQ’s from ElderAbuse.org

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-by- Angela V. Woodhull, Ph.D. © 2011, AV Woodhull

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“There is no such thing as a “good attorney” who wants to end the nightmare that has been created for you and your loved one. All attorneys are paid out of the “ward’s” assets. This is like asking an oil company to stop drilling for oil. The only way an oil corporation will stop drilling for oil (in a particular area) is when they are certain that all the oil in that area has been depleted. Likewise, attorneys will stop the proceedings when all of your loved one’s money has been converted to attorneys’ fees.”

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At least every couple of weeks, I receive a frantic call from a predatory guardianship victim—hoping, somehow, that I will have an answer for him or her.

Each time I receive one of these calls, I am torn up for hours afterwards.

I literally cry.

I have no answers for you. I am simply 100 yards down the road watching you walk the same path I/We have already walked.

Today was one such day. I spoke to the grandson of an 89-year-old woman who is being held hostage in a dungeon they call a nursing home.

She was removed from her grandson’s lovely home–based upon a false allegation. And even though he was cleared of all the allegations, a guardianship was commenced and continues.

That’s it. An allegation. I have stated before that these allegations need not be true. More

The Ruthie Report with Southern Exposure the Documentary

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                          The Ruthie Report on Thursdays!  8:00 CST

              This is a “Must Tune In” episode of The Ruthie Report – 2/24/11 More

Homeward Bound: the planned use of water as a weapon

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 Janet C. Phelan (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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“the planned use of water as a weapon, authorized under Section 817 of the U.S. Patriot Act. Section 817, The Expansion of the Biological Weapons Statute, is authorizing the use of toxins (poisons) and delivery systems (which is weapons terminology) apparently against citizens of the United States of America. It is the contention of this reporter that 817 is an “umbrella” statute, authorizing a number of poison projects, including, but not limited to, the water weapon.”

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Driving up to the pumps, I have a distinct experience of entering  “No Man’s Land.” Gas is up over three bucks in Oregon and shows no sign of ever coming down. It strikes me that this feels like an affront, a virtual assault —that the price of gas is actually attacking my ever-diminishing financial reserves, and laying waste that green stuff which constitutes my nest egg. 

A confluence of forces are amassing at this point in time, which are keeping folks home much more than in past years. One is the price of gas. Another is the plunge of the dollar, world-wide. My intended trip to Jerusalem and points beyond will be deferred to a later date, for this reason alone. 

Other economic realities buttress the decision to stick around home plate. Job insecurity coupled with the spectre of possible home foreclosure amp up the sense of financial anxiety. The net effect of these  conditions  is that Americans are more home-bound. Like so many other Americans, I look anxiously to the political horizon to see a sign of change but see only a changing of the guard as our collective economic future marches towards a dark terminus.   More

What Is A NIB?

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Here is the reason I created NIBs for PPJ (I apologize if anyone thought they would get an article about old-fashioned fountain pens):

I began NIBs type bill “alerts” to begin to fight Legislation at the State Level while still in Committees.

“So I began to look around at proposed State Laws that nibbled away at the Freedom I longed to retain. Notice that I didn’t say “want” as Freedom is something we are inherently born with in this Nation yet allow others to legislate away. What I found was that “Nibbly Imperceptible Bills” (NIBs I call them) were steadily eroding the Liberty I thought I had.”

The concept behind informing individuals in each state about bills when a Committee of very few members are involved is pretty simple. It is easier to sway a few Committee members than 50 – 100 Senators or Legislators.

I’m not an attorney, politician, or economist. Simply put I’m just a wee bit tired of being behind in the legislative race to pass something, anything, to look like a competent politician.

Stop the NIBs before they enter the pipeline at a local level and there is no later need to canvass vast majority of individuals.

So far readers have introduced NIBs in their states to be considered (Washington, Utah, Texas, Illinois and Mississippi).

If readers send Bill Numbers to PPJ, I’ll do my best to provide contact information and Bill Status for individuals in that state to react if they choose to.

Some Thoughts On Union Busting

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Dan Martin (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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Listen up, Gilligans.

Okay, it is only fair to begin with a few definitions.

Gilligan: one whose every action reeks of incompetence. [from TV: “Gilligan’s Island”]

Degree: an academic award conferred by a university or college on successful completion of a course.

Labor: term used both for the effort of performing a task and for the workers engaged in the activity.

Collective bargaining: A method of negotiation in which employees use authorized union representatives to assist them.

Leadership: a mechanism for integrating group activity, in which an individual or part of a social group plays the role of leader – that is, unites and directs the actions of an entire group, which expects, accepts, and supports the leader’s actions.

You 30 and 40-somethings who think a degree automatically confers leadership attributes should go back and rethink the equation.

Many of you have spent more time in the classroom than out in the real world gaining valuable experience.

I have never forgotten a lesson learned in NROTC training: “Think you are a leader? Remember to look over your shoulder every so often to make sure you have followers.”

From the last quarter of the 19th century, the condition of most manual labor has improved slowly in industrial countries through organization, permitting collective bargaining with employers and successful pressure on governments for protective legislation. In fact, the term labor is today most frequently used to signify organized labor.
The eight-hour workday, suitable working conditions, decent wages, and health benefits are just a few examples of benefits the union movement has won for everyone in America, even if they do not belong to a union.

Something I have always taught in my Intro to Computers courses is: “If it makes sense, try it. If it doesn’t, don’t.”

Trying to balance the budget by restricting or eliminating Collective Bargaining doesn’t make sense. Don’t try it.

The State of California and Failure to Protect

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Janet Phelan
November 19, 2010
San Bernardino County Sentinel

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“A recent board meeting found the members focused on concerns about raising more revenue for the bureau, which has taken out two loans totaling over a million dollars in order to stay solvent. The bureau reported that $357,000 for the current year covered only two staff positions and that a mere $50,000 was allotted for enforcement. The minutes reflect concerns that “one big case would break the budget.”

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When Janis Schock learned that her complaint of conservator wrongdoing, submitted to the California Professional Fiduciaries Bureau, had been closed without an investigation taking place, she was dumbfounded. The communication from Angela Bigelow, analyst and sole full-time employee of the Professional Fiduciary Bureau (PFB), stated that the court must first make a determination of wrongdoing before the PFB could take action. Janis Schock wasn’t so sure this was true.

As it turns out, Schock was correct.

The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau is a relatively new addition to consumer oversight agencies and is lodged in the Department of Consumer Affairs. The PFB was established by an act of law in 2006, following public outcry engendered by a 2005 Los Angeles Times series which revealed questionable practices by California conservators, who were at that time unlicensed. The bureau, as written into law, is mandated to license professional fiduciaries, to investigate complaints and, where appropriate, to refer complaints to law enforcement.  The bureau is also empowered to revoke a license based on complaints and to take action on unlicensed activity.  The Professional Fiduciaries Act defines a professional fiduciary in this manner:

“Professional fiduciary”means a person who acts as a conservator of the person, the estate, or person and estate, or guardian of the estate, or person and estate, for two or more individuals at the same time who are not related to the professional fiduciary or to each other.

Conservators are generally appointed through court proceedings when there are allegations that a person is lacking capacity; in other words, becoming forgetful or otherwise unable to handle his or her affairs.  These allegations need meet no standard of proof, which provides an opening for abuse of process.  The Government Accountability Office recently released a report citing multiple instances where a conservator had abused his powers to the detriment of the conservatee.  Several grassroots groups have sprung up to address the issue of abusive conservatorships, which are reported to be taking place countrywide. More

Illinois HB 1166 NIBS : Animal Hoarding

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Not content with raising taxes 66%, attempting to track down those crazy homeschoolers so they can be “helped”, and sheltering Wisconsin’s missing Democrats (we hear that Indiana’s Dems are on the run as well)  Illinois actually has HB 1166 sitting in Committee right now which will criminalize individuals who own 7 or more “companion animals”.

As usual, one has to dig around a bit to find out just what the terminology contained within the proposed Law means and what the effect might be:

Companion Animal :

(510 ILCS 70/2.01a)
Sec. 2.01a. Companion animal. "Companion animal" means an animal that is commonly considered to be, or is considered by the owner to be, a pet. "Companion animal" includes, but is not limited to, canines, felines, and equines.
(Source: P.A. 92‑454, eff. 1‑1‑02.)

What will change in current law (pdf of HB 1166):

A person must obtain a permit from the Board to possess 7
or more companion animals, as defined in the Humane Care for
Animals Act. Failure to receive a permit for the possession of
7 or more companion animals is a violation of this Section and
a person is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. A second or
subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony with every day that a
violation continues constituting a separate offense.

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San Fransisco NIBS : Whose Penis Is It?

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Yes. I used the “P” word.

When I began blogging, I tended to avoid words that euphemisms could cover. I did consider utilizing “the ol’ stick and berries” merely for the visual context, but I decided when a populace of a city gets to decide what one chooses to do with their offsprings genitals – only the real thing would suffice.

Off in the “la-la land” of budget deficits galore, the city that determined toys in a childs meal might possibly be a “bad thing” and therefore should be banned, attention has focused a little further south in anatomy land.

San Francisco circumcision ban headed for November ballot

Most bans in San Francisco are enacted by the Board of Supervisors, but come November, it sounds like voters will have the opportunity to jump on the ban wagon by deciding whether to ban male circumcision. More

Psssst. Social Security. Can You Spare The Gov Another Trillion?

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 W.R. McAfee, Sr.

Copyright © 2011 by W.R. McAfee, Sr.  All rights reserved.

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“Somewhere in a closed room—Washington, New York, hard to say— there is, in my opinion,  talk of  phasing out the most successful government program ever initiated for the common folk because the banksters, who’ve  openly  taken over the government’s finances are either unwilling  to bail it out or, since there’s not enough left in it to steal, are thinking about just shutting it down.   

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Today’s elected thieves, Wall Street crooks, and international banking cabal are trying to sell Social Security’s demise to the country in the midst of the financial shutdown they’ve engineered with its accompanying 15 million unemployed and a 22% unemployment rate  (Click here to view link) .

Without Social Security, millions more would become as desperate as the unemployed.

Desperate people are malleable people if you’re trying to sidestep a Constitution and force an elite-appointed global government on them. More

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