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The New CRAP-italism: Amnesty traded for killing Social Security

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The fiscal cliff: How to screw ordinary Americans again

The stage show in the District of Criminals about the fictional fiscal cliff,  is in full production.  Democrats are busy agreeing to cut Social Security and Medicare to appease Republicans who have now “evolved” to the point where they will support [comprehensive immigration reform].  Both factions of the one party system are trying to rephrase Medicare and Social Security as “Entitlement” programs.  That word swap is really important.  If they can convince the general public that Social Security has somehow become a welfare program instead of an invested insurance program, it will be far easier to rob peoplerydencarrot.jpg of their retirement investments they have been funding all of their working lives.

The Republican faction has now decided that they just have to give in on immigration reform.  Neither faction of the one party system has mentioned enforcement of our laws which, as it turns out, neither faction is interested in.

Of course if you would allow the government to privatize your Social Security investments somehow that would be just peachy.  You could throw at least a portion of your SS taxes into the black hole that is Wall Street and then watch it disappear into the pockets of the thugs and thieves who robbed the country blind in 2008 and 2009.  In the interim, we can stand by and watch as our retirement investments are doled out to illegal immigrants.

In that sense, Social Security has become an entitlement program.  If you are here illegally, and if you can prove you worked here a minimal amount of time even under a false identity, you can collect from Social Security.

GAO report

“Under the Social Security Act, all earnings from employment in the United States count towards earning social security benefits, regardless of the lawful presence of the worker, his or her citizenship status, or country of residence. Immigrants [both legal and otherwise] become entitled to benefits from unauthorized work if they can prove that the earnings and related contributions belong to them. However, they cannot collect such benefits unless [or until] they are either legally present in the United States [hence the Administration’s Guest Worker Program], or living in a country where SSA is authorized to pay them their benefits. [Hence an SSA office in Mexico City] Mexico is such a country.”

Democrats sell out

The offer now has morphed into “carving out sections of Medicare”.  In other words…..the District of Criminals will collude to reduce your Medicare benefits, raise your rates and reduce quality of care and access.  This will be done to avoid addressing the actual problems with the program.  There will be no discussion on capping insurance rates, allowing negotiation of drug prices or of closing the “donut hole” that was created specifically as a gift to the insurance industry so that they could profit from selling worthless gap insurance.  There will be no earnest investigation and prosecution of fraudulent claims by medical industry providers of all kinds where services never rendered are added to billing, hospital bills are padded, and other fraudulent activities go on as “business as usual”.

The well-known fraud that occurs in Medicare by unscrupulous medical providers and suppliers along with other industry players has cost Medicare billions if not trillions.  Obamacare will add 540 billion in administrative, record keeping, data basing over the next ten years, to Medicare. More

The Ruthie Report with guest Dave Levine

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PLEASE OPPOSE BLM’S DEVASTATING PLAN FOR WYOMING’S RED DESERT WILD HORSES

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Straight from the Horses Heart

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Call to Action from American Wild Horse Preservation.org

BLM Plans to “ZERO OUT” and Destroy Two Unique Wild Horse Herds

Public Comment Deadline: December 7, 2012

Taking its marching orders from Wyoming’s powerful livestock industry, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning the second roundup in less than three years of wild horses living in the Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Wyoming’s pristine Red Desert region. The 1.5 million-acre public land area is managed as a complex due to wild horse movements between the two HMAs. The roundup is proceeding despite the fact that the Adobe Town HMA is substantially below the low end of the Allowable Management Level (AML) of 610 – 800 horses. Even more disturbing, the BLM intends to remove all wild horses on “private land or checkerboard land within the Rock Springs Office portion of the HMA.” Since the majority of the Salt Wells HMA is “checkerboard” (alternating public and private land parcels), and since the wild horses living there cannot tell the difference between public and private land, this raises the alarming possiblity that the entire HMA will be zeroed out!

This stepped-up roundup plan is the result of a lawsuit filed last year by the Rock Springs Grazing Association, which owns or leases the checkerboard lands for livestock grazing. The legal action — which the Interior Department itself advised ranchers to file – seeks to compel the BLM to remove all wild horses from the public and private lands in the checkerboard area. AWHPC and our coalition partners, The Cloud Foundation and the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, have intervened in this lawsuit in an attempt to prevent the government from simply settling the case by agreeing to wipe out all the horses on the 2 million acres that constitute the Wyoming checkerboard. Yet, deciding not to wait for the outcome of this litigation, the BLM is now proposing this potentially devastating roundup.

The BLM allows the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) to graze the annual equivalent of 15,000 cows — or 75,000 sheep — in the alltoments that lie within and around the Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek HMAs, while restricting the wild horse population in this vast area no more than 1,165. The RSGA members enjoy the privilege of grazing their livestock on our public lands, as well as the benefits of the taxpayer subsidies that underwrite below-market grazing rates. It’s time for our government to demand that, in return for those privileges, the RSGA members be required to tolerate the presence of America’s cherished wild horses on the public and private lands in this area. More

For the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY SIGN YOUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!

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Soldier Hugs


The TIME HAS COME. The monumental wave of participation in the secessionist petitions has gotten their attention! It is now time for America to unite under

ONE BANNER, ONE IDEAL, ONE PEOPLE!

It matters not your gender, your lifestyle, your political or spiritual beliefs, your color, your ethnicity, your station or your occupation. You are either free or you are slaves, there is no in between. You can have Freebies or you can have Freedom but you most certainly cannot have both.

For the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY SIGN YOUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!

LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE FREE, YOU ARE AMERICAN AND YOU ARE THE BOSS!

Sign the Document here… http://www.soldierhugs.com/sign-re-declaration-of-independence-2012/

Sign the petition that lets them know here…. http://wh.gov/IIKC

THE QUESTION IS NOT ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES, THE QUESTION IS, DO YOU BELIEVE YOURSELF FREE OR DO YOU WANT TO BE LED AROUND BY THE NOSE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE? DO YOU WANT THAT FOR YOUR CHILDREN?

Don’t hesitate to stand and speak for Freedom and Liberty. Since the installation of the Homeland Security Fusion Centers and the government takeover of Face Book they now know more about you than you do yourself! Let them know they have no right and they DO NOT OWN YOU! Stand with ALL AMERICANS and show them YOU ARE NOT A HUMAN RESOURCE FOR THEM TO BUY AND SELL! More

WITHDRAW BLM OIL/GAS LEASES FROM COLORADO’s PREMIER ORGANIC FARMING REGION

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WE THE PEOPLE

we petition the obama administration to:

WITHDRAW BLM OIL/GAS LEASES FROM COLORADO’s PREMIER ORGANIC FARMING REGION AND UPDATE BLM’s 25-YEAR-OLD LAND USE PLAN

Tell BLM: Don’t Open Colorado’s Organic Farms to Oil and Gas Drilling/Fracking

Western Colorado’s North Fork Valley is Colorado’s only rural winery region  and has the state’s highest concentration of organic farms and ranches. It is an intimate mixture of private, small family farms–many certified by the USDA as organic–and public lands, including many managed by the BLM.

The BLM is an agency within the U.S. Dept. of Interior that manages most of the public’s minerals. BLM once wrote a land use plan for the area, twenty-five years ago. Now it seeks to use that plan–even though it never even considered oil and gas development in the North Fork to be much of a possibility–to open the area for drilling and fracking.

Finish the land use plan update and take these leases off the table

Created: Nov 19, 2012
Sign petition HERE>>> Petition

Local Politics & the Alleged Compassionate Hospital

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 Carrie K. Hutchens

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Rant Political

Welcome to St. Joseph Hospital of Elmira, New York, where they claim on their website:

St. Joseph’s Hospital, a Catholic health facility, is a voluntary not-for-profit community general hospital founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester in cooperation with the physicians and citizens of Elmira, NY. The St. Joseph’s Hospital community, by maintaining a deep respect for the dignity of each person, strives to heal, as Jesus did, in mind, body and spirit, all who come to us.”

“Maintaining a deep respect for the dignity of each person”… except for Gary Harvey.

Oh, I’m so sure Jesus would be quite proud of the staff of the hospital, the guardian group of people and attorneys involved in the Harvey case. Of course, I wouldn’t be counting on him having picked out everyone’s heavenly spot yet.

It was Thanksgiving Day and Sara Harvey had made the arrangements to visit her husband. She and the guard arrived only to be told that the hospital hadn’t received an okay. Guard is not authorized if visit is not authorized, but the dignity people continued with their refusal.

(Cliff Note: A guard is required because Sara is supposedly a danger to her husband because she supposedly didn’t follow medical advice. The hospital, guardians et al petitioned the court to starve & dehydrate Gary to death, but she is the danger. Irony at its best.)

So, while all the important people, who should have made sure the visit was authorized and those who could have given the okay after the failed communication, enjoyed their Thanksgiving meals with the ones of their choice, Gary was denied a mere visit from his wife. The wife that loves him… talks to him… reads to him. Instead, he, a person who has always loved holidays and spending them with the wife he loves — got to lay there alone in the isolation that is his life.

What a group of people…

Local politics of control at its best with the dignity people so proud of their compassionate behavior — the refusal of a simple visit on a special holiday! But then… it was only Gary & Sara Harvey!

 

TS Radio: The rights of wards and conservatees

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Post election flip-flopping: Plans to cripple Americans

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Marti Oakley (c) Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved

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The one party system at work….

The sounds of jaws dropping and hitting the floor across the country was never more audible than when the Republican party along with the talking potato heads at Faux News began promoting amnesty for 11 million immigrants who have entered the country illegally.  The post election flip-flop was predictable.  Rather than admit they canned a sure fire winner with Ron Paul in exchange for a corporate panderer that lacked any kind of personality but who would have continued the status quo without question, the GOP has decided that the problem must be those “Latino votes”.  None of this is even slightly surprising.

As a nation, we are about to be the recipients of one of the greatest screw jobs in the history of mankind.  The federal corporation, the one that we refer to as the “federal government” is in the process of negotiation between the warring factions of the one party system over how much amnesty will be given versus how big a hit social security is about to take.

The Democrat faction will cave in on Social Security as a trade for Republicans throwing their support behind a big giant amnesty bill.  The federal corporation wins and we, the public, will get screwed harder than a prostitute at Bohemian Grove.

While at least 67% of Americans oppose any form of amnesty or so-called [comprehensive immigration reform] those righteous jackasses in the District of Criminals continue on as if we were not out here.  For all intents and purposes…we aren’t.  It is these same career politicians who have actively worked to prevent the border from being secured or the active deportation of illegal immigrants back to their home countries.

Deportation is sighted often as “cost-prohibitive” and yet not one of these pathological liars and thugs ever mentions the 2 billion + it costs the federal corporation (taxpayers) each year to support illegal immigrants.  Not one mentions the costs to each individual state for social services benefits and free medical to illegal immigrants.  California for instance, spends about 14.5 billion per year supporting its welfare population of illegal immigrants.  I believe the federal and state combined billions would buy a lot of plane tickets with money to spare.

Cutting Social Security

The big behind the scenes trade-off is this:  Republicans will support Comprehensive Immigration Reform (amnesty) and agree to leave the border open and unsecured so that the flood of immigrants continues unabated.  In exchange, Democrats will support Republican efforts to cut Social Security.

The first cut to Social Security will be this: More

H. Res. 814: In defense of the second amendment

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Marti Oakley (c) Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved

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Apparently there are still a few public officials who will honor the Constitution left in the House of Representatives.  Many of these representatives recognized the threat to the second amendment inherent in the UN Small Arms Treaty.  This treaty, which the president has indicated he would sign, bypassing congress and ratification by the states, is intended to be handed back over to the Secretary of State to implement by agency decree and imposed upon the states.

While being sold to the public as simply a guideline for limiting the sales of small arms to the same countries we are many times waging war with, the treaty would severely affect the sale and ownership of small arms i.e., private gun ownership, here in the states.  The obvious end goal included in many other global goals,  is the disarmament of US gun owners.

The UN Small Arms treaty is nothing more than the effort to end all gun ownership anywhere in the world, except those weapons used by the military forces around the globe. With the UN attempting to gift itself the right to construct its own military with an eye on becoming the only military force on the planet, our right to keep and bear arms is more important than ever.

The Small Arms Treaty will not slow down or even minimally impact the arms trading and dealing that is conducted globally.

Arms controls for peace while we expand the global wars

“In what has to be the epitome of duplicity, Hillary Clinton is now conspiring with UN officials to begin the disarmament of the citizens of the US via this pseudo-treaty. Its all for world peace, right? Obviously not, as Clinton gave an excited speech in May 2012, to the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference describing the new six-point global plan for war intended to encompass numerous countries and her obvious desire for her department to be part and parcel of the newly emerging “global wars everywhere” plan. Clinton’s obvious disregard or refusal to acknowledge the deaths of children resulting from these wars is clearly an indication that the woman is lying about her desire for world peace. But I think we already knew that.”

Please contact your representatives and encourage them to support H.Res. 814.  It may well be just another half-hearted effort to make you think they are actually opposed to this treaty, but it will give you a chance to voice your objections directly to your representative.  FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

Read the bill …. More

Chemung County & St. Joseph Hospital: Thanksgiving & Compassion?

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November 23, 2012 · By Carrie K. Hutchens

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“Shame on the almighty people that gloat in having such power in the Harvey case. Did you enjoy your day? Did you give someone a hug and a smile and feel ever so good at having a chance to celebrate the family holiday with them?

Shame on the staff at St. Joseph’s hospital. May you never find yourself in the Harvey position, but you could.”

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The American Clarion:

It’s Thanksgiving! The sun is shining brightly. The clouds are softly floating across the sky. Birds are singing and children are playing. Laughter touches the day as families gather for a special celebration. A day they give thanks for all the blessings in their lives, especially for being blessed with family and friends they love ever so much. Oh such a wondrous day it is, unless you happen to be Gary and Sara Harvey of New York state. In that case… well… it’s a day that gives Satan delight and the Harveys’ one more moment together lost; for no other reason than because it could be done unto them.

I’m so very impressed! NOT!

Sara Harvey made arrangements for her holiday visit with Gary, as she always does. She showed up as did the guard. However, the hospital claimed they had not been notified by the guardian and refused the visit.

(Guard does not get scheduled, unless visit is authorized.)

Of course, no one in authority could be reached. You know all those people, who were celebrating their Thanksgiving Day in whatever manner was important to them — they weren’t available. They couldn’t be reached. But… oh well… no big deal that someone dropped the ball and didn’t get the word to whomever they were to get the word to. It was, after all, only Gary and Sara Harvey anyways.

Since the guards are not scheduled without authorization, one would think someone with some authority at the hospital, might have gotten out of their “duh mode” and put two and two together. Guard is here. Guard is not scheduled without authorization. There is a history of Sara being allowed holiday visits with Gary. If still in doubt — call that on-call person that can actually make important decisions; can figure out that Sara does visit on holidays, so there must have been a mere failure to communicate the permission; and, then have the guts to give the go ahead.

St. Joseph hospital is supposed to be a hospital established by Catholic nuns. Nuns who were dedicated and full of compassion. So, tell me… where is that compassion now? More

Granite County Montana residents battle their own county government over implementation of Agenda 21

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Abuse of Power Granite County part 1 and 2

A little background to understand as to what’s happening. The man putting the commission on the spot was in essence punished by these commissioners for questioning the process they used to implement district zoning, affecting his property. Basically not in accordance the wishes of the people per the Growth Policy that they voted for in 2006. As a result they SLAPP‘d him and seized his property. See The View From Montana.org for more info.

What is SLAPP?

A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.[1]

The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff’s goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism. A SLAPP may also intimidate others from participating in the debate. A SLAPP is often preceded by a legal threat. The difficulty, of course, is that plaintiffs do not present themselves to the Court admitting that their intent is to censor, intimidate or silence their critics. Hence, the difficulty in drafting SLAPP legislation, and in applying it, is to craft an approach which affords an early termination to invalid abusive suits, without denying a legitimate day in court to valid good faith claims.   More

Recent Investigation in Mexico Reveals Continuing Non Compliance with EU Standards

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Animals’ Angels investigators observed harsh conditions in EU approved Mexican slaughterhouses during an intensive investigation conducted in September 2012. The goal of this follow up investigation was to check if any improvements had been made since the 2007/2008 investigations had revealed abhorrent conditions. Animal welfare investigators are accustomed to observing the most egregious treatment of animals. Even the slightest improvements are welcome, but do not bring a cease fire to the battle for humane treatment of all animals transported to slaughter.

EU inspections of Mexican slaughter houses are scheduled in advance, clearly giving notice to the slaughterhouses to comply with regulations on that one day of inspection.

Animals’ Angels arrived unannounced at several of the EU approved plants as they observed multiple trucks carrying horses from the US to slaughter. Horses were jammed into transport trailers, resulting in biting and fighting among them. The common use of trailers with no roof is cruel as the intensive sun in the transport areas beats down upon horses already over-heated due to over-crowding and long waiting times inside parked trailers at US broker offices and the border. (Please read more about this issue here…) Animals’ Angels works to improve conditions for farm animals. We closely cooperate with law enforcement and government agencies to fight animal cruelty. Our investigators are out in the field nationwide, visiting auctions, feedlots and slaughter plants.

Link to full length investigation report

Watch the video filmed at the Camargo horse slaughter plant

 

WARNING! Report and video contain extremely graphic images that might be disturbing to some viewers. More

Group petitions to have secessionists deported

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Craig Kirk

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America: I need your help right now!

Please sign the petition On the White House “We The People”  website. People from every state have asked the White House if their state can peacefully Secede from the Union.  The petitions themselves are not enforceable as the president is not the proper person to receive such petitions.  It is congress who must be addressed.

On the same government website your tax dollars pay for, is a group of people who also created a petition asking the government to have those who did sign these secession petitions, to revoke the  petitioner’s citizenship i.e., revoke, deport, imprison, or even worse murdered in secret. This group is converting rights into crimes.

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This petition below constitutes a felony and an act of political or state sponsored terrorism.

Strip the citizenship of all those who signed petitions to secede from the United States of America

“The United States fought a bloody civil war to decide once and for all to remain a UNITED States of America.

Any person who signs a petition for secession of their state, should be deemed to have forfeited their rights as an American.

The person may select a person on the waiting list to get into this country from another land.  The person who signed the petition is to physically trade places with that person who wishes to be an American.”  Read More

This is a felonious act and an act of political or state sponsored terrorism.

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Sign my petition now to stop this crime please.

My petition brings the investigation, prosecution, and imprisonment to the fullest extent of law [against anyone] who wants to imprison or deport [anyone] in this context.

Why?  Because the petitions have ”NO” force in law, and its your right to engage in political speech and to dissent. Please read my petition and sign it NOW.

Please help me help those who would be targeted under this terroristic petition against secessionists! Tell everyone to sign it to save the lives of many people.

Thank You!

Craig Kirk: School Of Common Law

also:  legalwars news on Facebook.

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Copy of petition:

Emergency petition to compel federal or state governments to permanently stop all such actions or planned deportation

Know All Men;

This emergency Petition is to prosecute the fullest extent of law, ”ALL” persons whoever for acts of deportation of ”ALL” individuals from defective application for state secession being without enforcement or merit as a matter of law.

This petition is to compel the White House, Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Congress, investigate, indict, prosecute imprison the fullest extent, all persons that may cause ”ANY” ”state” of the union or federal government to ”commit” acts of Political Terrorism, State Sponsored Terrorism, deportation or murder against any citizen non-citizen or individual in violation of any ”LAW” for the express benefit of political, economic, racial, or religious gains.

WHEREFORE; Let it be said let it be written, so be it.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/emergency-petition-compel-federal-or-state-governments-permanently-stop-all-such-actions-or-planned/V2QrYQtC

The Answer is Freedom…What is the Question?

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November 21, 2012 by Mrs Silence Dogood

This is what we’ll be chanting 2013 and on till the mindless automatons finally get the answer…

Guardianship: Legally Imposed Slavery?

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 Laura Francais-Eugene

“If you think a guardianship situation cannot be the equivalent of legally imposed slavery, ask 78-year-old Margaret Carson, an African-American woman residing in Washington, DC. She is lively, alert, in full control of her faculties. Her only vice (in the eyes of the manager of the Ashbury Dwellings senior housing complex where she lives) is that she has too many mementos in her apartment of her five children, all of whom she outlived.”

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As human beings, we live in a world of relationships. There are, of course, hundreds or even thousands of relationships we can name to describe how one person relates to another: parent-child; employer-employee; landlord-tenant.

Relationships take place within the context of a situation – in other words, how one person is situated in regard to another person, as we compare their roles, their rights, their power and obligations – legal, moral and otherwise. For example, the parent-child relationship takes place within the context of the Family or Familial relationship. Bosses and workers relate to each other in the contact of an Employment relationship. Landlords and tenants are acquainted over the matter of property usage. And as mentioned, rights and obligations and powers are assigned to each of the participants by our society’s laws and traditions.

Two other situations in which human beings “relate” to each other – one, thankfully, is largely historic and passé in terms of its place in society. The other is – perhaps unfortunately – very modern and quietly, even at times insidiously prevalent in society.

The first situation is a word we are all familiar with – “slavery”. The relationship is that of master-to-slave. The second situation is something modern mechanisms of law calls “guardianship,” and the relationship there is Guardian-to-Ward, or sometimes Trustee-to-Trustor.

I looked-up both words in Black’s Law Dictionary. That reference book describes “slavery” as a situation – a relationship between human beings – in which one person has absolute power and control over the property, the fortunes, and even the life of another person, at the Master’s discretion, for the Master’s pleasure or benefit, and with all the rights and powers in the hands of the Master to do as he pleases. More

Silicon Valley tax dollars fund elder abuse: Apathy & Negligence by Law Enforcement & District Attorney

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Linda Kincaid

Elder Advocate, California

“San Jose Police confirmed that Villa Fontana isolates several residents.  However, SJPD referred management of that abuse back to the Public Guardian, the perpetrator of the abuse.”

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Part IV (Parts 1,2 & 3 are linked below)

Apathy & Negligence by Law Enforcement & District Attorney

ABC 7 News I-Team

San Jose Police Lieutenant Michael Knox is the first government employee to take any action on behalf of elder abuse victim Gisela Riordan.  For over two years, Gisela has been denied visitors, phone calls, and mail.  Imprisoned at Villa Fontana, she is not allowed contact with family, friends, neighbors, advocates or clergy.  Each day is like every other for Gisela, lonely and filled with despair.

Lieutenant Knox listened sympathetically to Gisela’s story.  Police Chief Chris Moore had already determined that SJPD’s ignoring false imprisonment and isolation was “consistent with Department policy.”    Knox committed to a review of the Department’s policy on ignoring mental abuse of elders.  Although a small step, it was the first positive step taken by any government employee in Santa Clara County.

Elder Abuse by the Public Guardian

Since early 2010, Gisela Riordan has been a victim of elder abuse by her conservator, the Santa Clara County Public Guardian Donald Moody.  California law clearly states that a guardian or conservator does not have authority to isolate a conservatee.  California law also states that isolation and imprisonment of elders are crimes.

However, the Public Guardian is not concerned with California law.  Moody imprisons and isolates conservatees to suit his whims.  Gisela is falsely imprisoned and unlawfully isolated at Villa Fontana, a secured residential care facility willing to violate the law in exchange for payment.

Keeping conservatees isolated simplifies the management of those individuals.  With no visitors, there are no complaints of neglect or substandard care.  No one sees bruises or other evidence of physical abuse.  No one knows if conservatees receive medical care or enough food to eat. More

Florida’s treatment of children, elderly wards is inhumane

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Bradenton Herald Bradenton.com

Published: November 15, 2012

Letters To The Editor

Florida’s mistreatment of incapacitated children is identical to its heartless care of elderly wards warehoused in institutions, as detailed in a Nov. 12 Bradenton Herald article.

Poor Marie Freyre, just a child, was brutally taken by the state hundreds of miles from her loving family to be confined to a nursing home with a known reputation of problematic care. Hours later, sweet Marie, traumatized by the separation and abrupt isolation from her family, screaming to go home, died of a heart attack.

To anyone who has ever seen a child or an elder ripped from his family, the sight and the haunting sounds are indelible in your memory. I have seen both.

In Bradenton, my 89-year-old father was taken from my arms and put into lockdown — for three weeks, with a no-contact order on him. As a state ward, no court hearing was held to release him to his family, despite Florida law requiring prompt hearings or automatic release within 72 hours.

How simple it is to follow the money trail. For this lockdown of my father, a Holocaust survivor with post-traumatic stress disorder and 456 hours in isolation, the hospital charged well over $40,000 to Medicare.

Marie’s nursing home was paid $506 a day but her stay was ended by her death, one half day after her admission.

Can a child or an elder die from state-imposed emotional trauma of isolation from her loved ones? Marie knows that for sure.

Beverly R. Newman, Ed.D.

Bradenton

Al Katz: Holocaust Survivor Nearly Killed by Florida Public Guardian

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Join us Sunday evening November 18th, 2012 at 7:00 CST!

5:00 …PST …6:00 MST … 7:00 CST … 8:00 EST

Listen Live HERE!

Callin #: 917-388-4520

Linda Kincaid, Elder Advocate, California, will co-host this show.

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Al Katz survived the Holocaust in a Nazi prison camp. As a youth, he spent seven years in forced labor, nearly starved, and saw four Jewish boys shot through the head. Katz survived the Holocaust only to again experience the horrors of imprisonment and torture in the final year of his life. The Manatee County Public Guardian’s abuse of Katz reminded Katz of Nazi  cruelty and sadism. For six weeks in 2009, Katz was kept in locked units and denied the companionship of his family and friends and decent medical care. Retreating into teenage memories, Katz believed he was once again a prisoner of the Nazis and subject to their torture. In just two months of guardianship, Katz was nearly dead.

Unlike many victims of Public Guardians, Katz escaped before he died. Katz’s daughter, Dr. Beverly Newman, fought Manatee County’s abuse of her father. With Katz nearly dead and his estate seriously depleted, the Public Guardian was replaced by a professional guardian of the property. Katz’s daughter took him home and cared for him day and night for the last eight months of his life.

Beverly Newman has a Doctor of Education and Child Psychology. She dedicated much of 2010 to caring for her father, after rescuing him from an abusive guardianship. Dr. Newman is now an active advocate for rights of guardianship victims. More

Grovelling for Petrodollars

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  W.R. McAfee

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Historically, buying and selling oil was done  in US-dollars through oil exchanges—bourses—in London and New York.

The bankers’ global depression set-up World War II and their own central banks funded all participants as well as America’s industry via confederates such as J.P Morgan and Goldman; the U.S. supplying the war machinery, provisions, and munitions for the allies in return for  payments in gold.

By one count, more than half  of the world’s gold wound up in America after WWII.

Following Bretton Woods, the US dollar—immune to inflation and then referred to as “good as gold”—was printed and exported worldwide to be used to grab war-weary nations by the economic short hairs.  This, some have argued, was the beginning by the bankers to launch world monetary, resource, and economic consolidation.

A few decades later, the world’s vaults were bulging with dollars; the US having sent/spent more dollars abroad than at home.

Today, analysts pretty much agree that outside the US, of the savings, or reserves, of all other countries—in gold and all currencies—that a massive 66% of this total wealth is in US dollars. More

The Ruthie Report: Illegal immigration update

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Agenda 21 – Global Smart Grid

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Technocracy’s Endgame: Global Smart Grid

There is a new world wide web emerging right before our eyes. It is a global energy net­work and, like the internet, it will change our cul­ture, society and how we do busi­ness. More impor­tantly, it will alter how we use, trans­form and exchange energy.” – Terrawatts.com home page

Intro­duc­tion

The dark horse of the New World Order is not Com­mu­nism, Socialism or Fas­cism: It is Technocracy.

The devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of Smart Grid tech­nology in the U.S. – reinventing the elec­trical grid with Wifi-enabled dig­ital power meters – is pro­ceeding at break­neck speed. Although Smart Grid is the result of years of gov­ern­ment plan­ning, the recent kickoff was made pos­sible through mas­sive “green” grants that were qui­etly included in Pres­i­dent Obama’s eco­nomic stim­ulus package starting in 2009.

These lucra­tive grants have drawn in a host of cor­po­rate players, from utility com­pa­nies to dig­ital meter man­u­fac­turers to con­trol soft­ware ven­dors. Global com­pa­nies like IBM, GE and Siemens are putting their full effort behind the “build-out” that will con­sol­i­date all of America into a single, inte­grated, communication-enabled elec­tric delivery and mon­i­toring system, col­lec­tively called Smart Grid.

Pro­po­nents of Smart Grid claim that it will empower the con­sumer to better manage his or her power con­sump­tion and hence, costs. The utility com­pa­nies will there­fore be more effi­cient in bal­ancing power loads and require­ments across diverse markets.

How­ever, like car­nival barkers, these Smart Grid hock­sters never reveal where or how Smart­Grid came into being, nor what the ulti­mate endgame aims to achieve; per­haps most of them have no idea either, but simply repeat the mantra as if they know what they are talking about.

In Smart­Grid: The Imple­men­ta­tion of Tech­noc­racy?, I revealed the back­ground of both Tech­noc­racy and Smart Grid, and most impor­tantly, the links between them. Smart Grid is born out of Tech­noc­racy and not the other way around.

Tech­noc­racy is a total­i­tarian system of gov­ern­ment where sci­en­tists, engi­neers and tech­ni­cians mon­itor and con­trol all facets of per­sonal and civic life – eco­nomic, social and polit­ical. Herein lies the real danger: Who are these unelected con­trollers and why should anyone believe that they would be benev­o­lent dic­ta­tors instead of tyrants? Amer­i­cans are a freedom-loving people who would cer­tainly reject Technocracy’s stealth takeover, if only they were aware of it. Indeed, Amer­i­cans did point­edly reject Tech­noc­racy in the 1930′s!

Thirty years ago, a researcher’s mantra was “Follow the money, follow the power.” This must now be restated: “Follow the energy, follow the power.” More

On the front lines in California: The fight against Agenda 21

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 Heather Gass

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Here’s a bit of hope for those who are on the front lines here in California.  We may not be able to save our own state, but the rest of the country is watching us and hopefully they will save themselves.

A few weeks ago I was asked to brief a handful of legislators from another state about Agenda21 and what is happening here in California. I won’t mention which one because I don’t want to compromise their efforts to fight this cancer from taking over their own state. They asked me to brief them so that they could be prepared for what might be coming their way. The fact that another state is interested in learning about this issue and how it is being implemented in California gives me hope. They were so blown away by what they heard that they scheduled another briefing. The second briefing was given by me, Sheriff Lopey from Siskiyou and Ken Delfino a City Council member from Colfax.  The briefing was attended by almost 60 state legislators, city and county officials as well as sheriffs.   This gives me hope that our fight here in California will not be in vain. This gives me more reasons to fight to expose Agenda21.

Ken Delfino, City Councilman from Colfax kicked off the briefing. He discussed how he learned about Agenda21 in his community and how he and his fellow Council members refused to go along with the regional communitarian plan being pushed by SACOG (Sacramento Council of Governments).  His town also passed an anti-Agenda21 resolution and continues to oppose it and any other attacks on private property rights and individual liberties. More

The View From Montana: Agenda 21 at work!

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TS Radio: “What Americans need to know about death squads” with guest James Roger Brown

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The new cash cows: Elderly with assets

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Marti Oakley (c) Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved

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Targeting the elderly with assets

If Adult Protective Services was actually focused on protecting vulnerable adults, they have only to look to our streets that are littered with homeless, hungry and many times disoriented adults of all ages who desperately need help and protection. But…. these people have no money, and no estates to loot.  APS steps over these individuals in order to get to those who have assets.

In every state organized crime rings are operating involving the same judges, predatory guardians, attorneys, Adult Protective Services personnel, medical personnel, and participating facilities who will violate the rights of an elderly or disabled victim in exchange for payment or personal profit.

This system of theft will continue until the entire estate has been stolen leaving the victim penniless. At this point, Medicare and Medicaid are used as the cash cow to cover medical expenses and the inflated charges of nursing, the doctors’ visits and vast amounts of medications are charged off to these services costing these services millions each year in padded billing.

If predatory guardians were actually concerned about the health and welfare of their victims, there would be no need to physically kidnap, isolate and forcibly medicate these people and then to proceed on to steal their life’s savings.

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BLM counts Flyboy’s nosedive at sage grouse as “experience”

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Debbie Coffey     © 2012 All rights reserved

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Confusion at BLM over sage grouse and horses…they can’t tell the difference!

In a Freedom of Information Act response that includes resumes of the crew of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) contractor Sun J Livestock, Inc., whose actions sparked a notorious internal investigation (AKA cover-up), it seems the BLM’s contractor hired a sub-contractor that is grossly under-qualified.

After numerous complaints since October, 2010 about BLM’s round up contractor, Sun J Livestock, Inc., and their sub-contracted helicopter pilot, the BLM started an internal investigation in January, 2011, and issued a report in February, 2011 stating:

“Experience of the Contractor”

The gather contract solicitation requires that all proposals demonstrate a minimum of 1,500 hours of flying experience in similar projects for the proposed primary and secondary helicopter pilots.  To be considered for a contract award, the contractor needs overall experience of humanely capturing a minimum of 3,000 wild horses and/or burros while using helicopter- drive trapping.  The contractor and proposed key personnel needed this overall experience in similar projects during the time from 2007 to the present.  Sun J Livestock met all of the above criteria and qualified to have a contract awarded to it.  Overall, the contractor has gathered over 40,000 wild horses…” (emphasis mine)

BLM’s interpretation (once again) borders on wild fantasy.  First of all, I added up the numbers of wild horses that the people sending in their resumes claimed to have rounded up, and the total came to 24,473.  (Once again, it seems BLM is almost doubling their numbers).  Not only that, if you’ve been to a roundup, you’d know that Jody Holmes, as the BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Specialist, didn’t go out and there and round up those horses herself.  She watched. More

TS Radio: Guardianship Abuse and the tragic saga of Gary Harvey

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California begins UN Agenda 21 eco-terrorism: Bogus public meetings to follow!

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  Liz Bowen

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ALERT ! ALERT ! ALERT !

Please attend, learn and voice your opinion!

CA. DFG, now called, Cal-Wild, is holding a sham meeting on

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Fort Jones Community Center on East Street

6 to 8 p.m.

WHY: To gain info about STREAM flows in creeks and the Scott River.

GOAL: To reduce the amount of water Legal Water Right holders can use.

There is plenty of data available. MONEY and TIME does not need to be wasted on yet another STUDY!!

· California Dept. of Water Resources and the two Resource Conservation Districts have a tremendous amount of IN-stream flow data from creeks and both the Scott and Shasta Rivers – but Cal-Wild plans a NEW study in flows just so they can come up with a CONCLUSION they desire. More

The GOP: A post election soap opera

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 Marti Oakley                    (c) copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved

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The Ways of our Lives…….

The election is over and no one is surprised or even excited about the outcome.  We already knew Obama was the pre-selected winner regardless of how anyone supposedly voted.  It is ironic that Republican voters are now feeling the anger that Democratic voters felt when they watched the 2000 and 2004 elections rigged for Bush the Dolt.  Apparently, vote fraud is ok if you are on the right, but quite hard to endure when it comes from the left. No matter, walking into the voting booth was an exercise in futility…..we already knew Obama would get four more years.  That was the plan and it was the plan all along and nothing, not even your votes, was going to change that. The scripted stage shows we call debates revealed nothing of any real interest to the public.  The absolute silence from Romney on subjects such as:

The TSA molestation of travelers,

The coming UN Small Arms Treaty meant to by-pass the 2nd Amendment,

The LOST treaty which will cede all of our rights on the open seas,

The growing police state here in the US,

The unconstitutional NDAA,

Ending the Czars offices which were unlawfully created, and,

Not one hint of the mountain of executive orders, written not as president of the United States, but issued as Chief Executive of the corporation operating as “The USA, a.k.a. The United States of America”.

Ultimately, this is what both men were fighting over…….who would be the new Chief Executive of the Corporate United States. More

Silicon Valley tax dollars fund elder abuse: Part III

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Linda Kincaid

Elder Advocate, California

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Governmental apathy, negligence & cover up

Gisela Riordan is a victim of elder abuse by the Santa Clara County Public Guardian.  Gisela is falsely imprisoned and unlawfully isolated at Villa Fontana, a residential care facility in San Jose, California.  That abuse is ordered by the Public Guardian and funded by taxpayer dollars.

In 2010, the Probate Court appointed the Public Guardian as Gisela’s conservator.  The Court ordered the Public Guardian to manage visits with Gisela’s adult children.  The court did not authorize any further restrictions on Gisela’s right to visitation.

Since 2010, the Public Guardian has denied visitors, phone calls, and mail.  Family and advocates have pursued every avenue to establish contact with Gisela, determine her condition, and assure her she is not forgotten.  When the ABC 7 News I-Team asked to visit Gisela, the Public Guardian instructed Villa Fontana to call 911.

Apathy & Negligence by Governmental Agencies

California’s Resident’s  and Notice of Conservatee’s Rights both guarantee Gisela’s right to visitation.  California’s Probate Code requires the least restrictive residence.  However, government agencies tasked with protecting those rights are entirely apathetic. More

Patriot Alert! California is going down……… Don’t save us!

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 Heather Gass

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Warning to anyone outside of California……

 

This is what is happening in our state.

 

You MUST not let this happen in yours:

There is a parallel system of govt that has been stealthfully formed around us to overtake our federal/state and local system. This parallel system or shadow goverment consists of mostly state and regional boards, commission and agencies that are unelected and unaccountable to the people.

These boards/commissions and bodies have tremendous power and are now dictating policy to local counties and cities.  Many of these agencies cannot be audited and are incorporating outside of California to avoid the open meetings act.

Federal and state funding are being given to these bodies bypassing the local municipalities giving them great power to coerce local cities and counties into implementing Agenda21 land use, transportation, climate and other policies.

In addition Public/private partnerships are being formed daily to further dilute the accountability and control within our state. These partnerships allow this shadow govt to hide behind and protect private businesses from lawsuits, environment regulations giving unfair advantage to these corporations thereby killing their true private competitors.

In a few weeks California will have a carbon credit trading scheme foisted upon us that will further kill our economy. This regulation was enacted supposedly to stop the evil corporations from polluting our air and water. However, all of those corporation who are favored by the shadow system, known as Benefit Corporations, will get waivers so the real damage by these regulations will be to the middle class.

In a few short months I predict that California will lose thousands more jobs, our businesses will not be able to compete and our economy will fail.

Please DO NOT come bail this state out!

I believe the rest of the country will be asked to save California because “We are too big to fail!” Do not fall for this. California was meant to fail by design. All the Marxist policies that have been implemented in this state were designed to overrun the system so it would fail and then the govt could come in and take over.

Please do not bail us out.

Use this as a cautionary message to save your own state.

God help us…….. We really need it.

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BLM to get rid of last wild horses in California:

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  John Boering

NEWS ALERT!!

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November 6, 2012

The BLM Eagle Lake is proposing to remove 600 wild horses plus burros from the Twin Peaks HMA. They are claiming that there are currently 950 horses on the entire HMA.

A recent independent aerial survey estimated that there are less than 400 wild horses remaining here. BLM so far, has stated that the proposal will be in “full force in effect” once it is signed, without public knowledge or input.

A copy of the independent population survey is attached with a link to the supporting pictures.

Less than half of Twin Peaks HMA burned. There are over 400,000 acres of unburned range and the burn areas are patchy and still have some forage available for the wild horses and burros. The BLM has failed to consider alternatives like protective fencing or some relocation to the unburned areas. This plan signals the end of California’s last viable herd.

We need EVERYONE to Call and E-Mail Dean Bolstad IMMEDIATELY and ask him to reject the proposal.

His phone number is 775-861-6611 and his e-mail is      dean_bolstad@blm.gov

Sample E-mail Below

Dean Bolstad   dean_bolstad@blm.gov 

cc: Ken Collum (Eagle Lake field manager)  kcollum@blm.gov

cc: Dereck Wilson (Eagle Lake BLM)  dereck_wilson@blm.gov

I am writing to ask that you do not sign a decision to remove horses from Twin Peaks until you seriously consider alternatives. The proposal would reduce the herd numbers to well below low AML and threaten the continued health and existence of this herd. There is abundant forage in the burned area and there is the ample opportunity to protect the range through the preferred methods of protective fencing and/or minimal relocation of animals.

I am requesting that BLM reject this proposal – as the continued existence of this herd may hang in the balance. This plan has not fully considered the alternatives and has not substantiated that this is an emergency situation. Signing a decision to remove wild horses will be met with significant public opposition. Please assure me that the BLM is not going to proceed with this action without even giving the public notice and the opportunity to comment on such a proposal.

Sincerely,

Supporting Information

Twin Peaks HMA Aerial Population Survey Attached PDF

Link to 144 aerial photos from an independent population survey which estimated that less than 400 wild horses and a small population of burros are currently living in the Twin Peaks HMA.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/89702311@N03/

 

 

Silicon Valley tax dollars fund elder abuse: Part II

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Linda Kincaid

Elder Advocate, California

Part I: READ HERE

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Part II –

Public Guardian imprisons & isolates Gisela Riordan

Linda Kincaid

In 2010, Santa Clara County Public Guardian Donald Moody petitioned for conservatorship of Gisela Riordan.  Based on false allegations by Court Reporter Herlinda Acevedo, Judge Thomas Cain approved the petition.  With the stroke of a pen, Moody had complete control over Gisela’s life.

Moody immediately seized Gisela’s bank accounts.  He evicted her son and sold their home the following year.   Gisela languishes in isolation.  For two and a half years, Moody has denied Gisela’s right to visitation, phone calls, and mail.  Consistent with his wholesale violation of civil rights, Moody denied Gisela’s right to vote in 2012.

Moody imprisoned and isolated Gisela at Villa Fontana, a secured residential care facility that will violate the law in exchange for payment.  Villa Fontana blatantly violates personal rights of residents.  They refuse to discuss those violations with elder advocates.

April 27 – 30, 2012:  Jennifer Lan & Violation of Resident’s Personal Rights

This reporter temporarily established contact with Gisela by arriving at Villa Fontana on a Friday evening, shortly after a visit by Deputy Public Guardian Rebecca Pisano-Torres.  The Villa Fontana night staff assumed I was with the Public Guardian’s office, and they allowed me to enter.

When I first approached Gisela, she was bewildered that anyone would come to see her.  She was horribly lonely and sobbed for over an hour, clutching my arm and begging me not to forget her.  She demanded I promise that I would visit her again.  Sadly, the Public Guardian has prevented my keeping that promise.

On Monday, Villa Fontana staff recognized me as an elder advocate.  Employee Jennifer Lan, accompanied by four male staffers, entered Gisela’s room and ordered me to leave.  I guided Lan to a poster of the residents’ rights  located in the facility lobby.  More

To Slay a Genetically Modified Monster

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Copyright © 2012 by W.R.McAfee, Sr. All rights reserved.

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Or, why California’s Proposition 37 is important to the rest of the world

A landmark independent study by Canadian doctors published in the peer-reviewed journal Reproductive Toxicology this May found that toxins from soil bacterium that had been engineered into genetically modified (GM or GMO) Bt corn to kill pests was present in the bloodstream of 93 percent of pregnant women as well as in 80 percent of their fetal cord blood.
It was the first human clinical trial of genetically modified food; though humanity has been eating it for almost 16 years.
During the interim, manufacturers of GMOs refused to allow independent labs in the US to test their “patented seeds” to see if they posed a danger for consumption or whether or not they could cause cancer or trigger unknown or long-term health problems for adults; or harm fetuses, newborns, and children. . .unless researchers signed an agreement allowing the manufacturer to review and approve the results of the study.

European countries ran independent lab tests on animals fed GMOs anyway.
The results weren’t pretty

Rubber stamped by the FDA, GMO seed manufacturers and Big Agra began feeding Americans unlabeled GMO food during the 1990s.  Groundwork for this scheme was laid during the 1970s and continues to date.
Politically appointed personnel connected to the biotech industry were quietly placed at the FDA, USDA, and other key positions in Washington by elected shills slathered with campaign donations from the biotech industry and Monsanto—the world’s largest GM seed manufacturer—to facilitate the introduction of GMO food into the world.
GMOs were subsequently declared “. . .essentially equivalent to natural food . . .” or words to that effect . . . and Monsanto was given the green light to release its genetically modified seed into national and world food markets.
GMOs and their derivatives quickly found their way into 80-85% of what America ate.

With no labeling.

Thus America became Monsanto’s fiat lab for genetically modified food; their long-term clinical study. That’s why GMO-seed manufacturers quietly dumped the lion’s share of their toxic seeds into North America, Latin America, and India ; selling it to farmers as an agricultural Valhalla; “a green revolution”; knowing full well possible dangers could develop from the consumption of this food; all the while keeping the public beneath its toadstool.

It’s also why GMOs haven’t been labeled! in the United States. Other nations, once they realized the potential dangers of GM food, put labels on the food and Monsanto’s markets dried up because grocers refused to carry it when consumers refused to buy it.

Here’s an accurate one hour documentary on the implications of this for humanity .

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Vote all you want: The flight plan doesn’t change

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  Marti Oakley  Copyright 2012 All rights Reserved

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Vote all you want, the flight plan does not change no matter who wins.  We got us a big election coming up and of course the country is dividing itself right down the middle at least in some areas. For most of us out here this coming election means nothing.  The usual arguments over whether we are flying headlong into socialism or, if we are in fact in the throws of fascism seem to have lost their appeal.  Most have realized that whether socialism or fascism the end result is the same; a ruling class and the rest of us servants.  It just depends on which sales pitch appeals to you. For most of us, we have had it with the snake oil politicians and their ever changing sales pitch’s.

Fascism, the overtaking of government by corporations, is hidden behind euphoric,  glorious terms;  Free markets, free trade, globalism and the world economy.  Most who subscribe to this pitch appear to be fearful of being cut out of the action, maybe not getting a piece of the global pie or at least a piece as big as they thought they should get.  Socialism, the plan for the common people, will see many fall never to rise again.

In 2010, even many hard-core Republicans were relieved to see the end of the Bush/Cheney neo-cons and the unending assaults on freedom and our rights.  Eight years of what was, in my opinion, the most treacherous, murderous, pathologically evil cabal that had seized control of our country, was finally over.  What we were to find out was that it would only be continued under the new president, and taken so much further.

The election of Obama gave the country its first sense of hope after eight years of massive walls of lies, deceit, manipulation and some of the most corrupt individuals to ever find their way into our government.  We replaced the neo-cons with Obama/Biden.  We should have listened more closely to that victory speech, but we didn’t.  We were too relieved, too hopeful and far too enthralled with this new president and the promises made; promises we thought meant a return to liberty, to integrity and honor.  We should have listened more closely and not allowed our emotions to cloud our critical thinking.

Fundamentally changing

Obama asked in his acceptance speech if we were ready to join him in fundamentally changing our country.  What did we think he meant?  Did any one of us think to ask….fundamentally change it how? More

Silicon Valley tax dollars fund elder abuse

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Linda Kincaid

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Part I –

Public Guardian takes control of Gisela Riordan

San Jose, California resident Gisela Riordan, 84, prays every night for God to take her.  Imprisoned and isolated, she is denied visitors, phone calls, and mail.  Her arms are boney, and her cheeks sunken.  Her features stir memories of Holocaust survivors.  Forbidden companionship of her loved ones, Gisela languishes in despair.

Gisela has not been charged with a crime.  She has not been sentenced to prison.  No judge ordered her isolation.  Gisela lost her freedom with the stroke of a pen, when Judge Thomas Cain approved a conservatorship petition submitted by Santa Clara County Public Guardian Donald Moody.

Moody seized Gisela’s bank accounts in 2010 and sold her home in 2011.  Moody now uses Gisela’s own estate to keep her imprisoned at Villa Fontana, a residential care facility that will violate resident’s rights in exchange for payment.  Taxpayer dollars, authorized by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, fund the Public Guardian’s abusive activities.

Before Conservatorship

Gisela Riordan was an active vibrant woman who lived life to the fullest.  Gisela and her companion of 17 years travelled the world together.   She zipped around town in a convertible, the wind in her hair and the sun on her shoulders.  Like many California transplants, she loved the beach and the waves breaking around her ankles.  Retired comfortably, Gisela and her son Marcus Riordan shared a pleasant townhouse in a desirable area of west San Jose.

March 12, 2010:  Petition for Conservatorship & Court Investigator’s Report

Kaiser Permanente contacted Adult Protective Services when Gisela was subject to physical and financial elder abuse by her bi-polar daughter.  At the time, Gisela had a full estate plan in place. Her son, Marcus Riordan, was designated in her Advance Health Care Directive, and Marcus was successor trustee for Gisela’s living trust.

Kaiser Permanente restricted Gisela from seeing Marcus. The Public Guardian petitioned for temporary and general conservatorship.  Court Investigator Herlinda Acevedo attached a report to the petition stating:

Ms. Riordan has been admitted to Kaiser Hospital 19 times in the last 12 months for depression, anxiety, atrial flutter, COPD, and issues related to complex family dynamics.

Gisela responded in a recorded phone conversation with Marcus.

Where did she get her numbers?  Out of thin air?

Acevedo’s report to the court further stated:

Ms. Riordan would like to return to her home, but has expressed reluctance to do this while her son is residing in the home.

Gisela responded in her phone conversation with Marcus.

She is a liar.  No way would I say that! We have lived together before.  That’s nothing I ever said.  That’s stupid.

It’s just stupid.  That’s false witness.  She could go to jail for that.

I’d like to come home and live with my son.  I want my money released…

I didn’t save that money for the, what are they called?  They took my money away from me.  They have no right.  I worked for that money.

It should be noted that Court Investigator’s reports were signed under penalty of perjury. More

TS Radio: ABC 7 News I-Team exposed the Santa Clara County Public Guardian

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Call for Congressional investigation into conflict of interest on anti-wild horse advisory board

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Protect Mustangs is a California-based preservation group whose mission is to  educate the public about the American wild horse, protect and research  wild horses on the range and help those who have lost their freedom. 
For immediate release
Media Contacts:
Anne Novak, 415-531-8454, Anne@ProtectMustangs.org
Kerry Becklund, 510-502-1913, Kerry@ProtectMustangs.org
Breaking News:
Outrage over advisory board proposing to sterilize wild mustangs Call for Congressional investigation into conflict of interest on anti-wild  horse advisory board catering to livestock and extractive industries
WASHINGTON (October 31, 2012)–Protect Mustangs strongly opposes the  Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board’s proposal to spay wild mustangs due to health risks including death and because no accurate independent  headcount has been provided to prove alleged overpopulation is an issue  despite multiple requests for such evidence. “This cruel plan  could kill many federally protected wild horses,” explains Anne Novak  executive director for Protect Mustangs. “We oppose spaying wild mares  in the field because it’s a high risk procedure. The BLM is charged with protecting wild horses not putting their lives in jeopardy. ”
Protect Mustangs is also calling for an independent audit to determine  the number of mustangs in the wild and in holding facilities.
“Show us an independent headcount and then let’s talk about  overpopulation–if it’s a realistic concern,” continues Novak. More

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