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A CIVIL RIGHTS MATTER: Supreme Court to Rule On Federal Workers’ Right to Take Complaint to U.S. District Court

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Tanya Ward Jordan, President
The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C)

On Monday, April 17th, many present and former federal employees lined up to witness the Supreme Court justices open their April session with the case of Anthony Perry, a former Department of Commerce Census Bureau employee and a member of the Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C).

The question the Supreme Court with newly appointed Judge Neil Gorsuch on the bench must answer is — Whether a Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) decision dismissing a mixed case on “jurisdictional grounds” is subject to judicial review in district court or in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

If the Perry case is allowed to proceed in district court it has a far more likely chance of being heard by a jury. For the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is known to largely “RUBBER STAMP” federal agency decisions.

Christopher Landau, who represented Perry, urged the court to rule that mixed cases like his client’s should go to the district court. But, Brian Fletcher, assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, argued on behalf of the federal government. Fletcher disagreed asserting Perry’s case should go to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

If the Supreme Court were to send Perry’s case to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, rather than the U.S. District Court, it would be indeed a civil rights blow for Federal workers who challenge unlawful civil rights violations and adverse actions (i.e. wrongful demotions, suspensions, and job terminations). For “some studies report that the U.S. Courts of Appeals affirmed 90 percent of all cases they decided from 1995 to 2005.”  (See footnote 1)

Penn State Law students submitted an amicus brief to Supreme Court in support of Mr. Perry’s right to pursue his claims in U.S. District Court. The amicus brief read:
“The issue at the center of Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board stems from a 2012 Supreme Court decision, in which the Court held that federal employees whose discrimination claims are dismissed on procedural grounds by the MSPB are entitled to have their cases heard on the merits in federal district court. The Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, along with plaintiff Anthony Perry, argued that a federal employee’s discrimination claim dismissed on jurisdictional grounds, as opposed to procedural grounds, is entitled to the same type of review.”   Read more at link http://news.psu.edu/story/456966/2017/03/21/penn-state-law-students-submit-amicus-brief-supreme-court

The upcoming Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision on the Perry case will most likely close the loop and provide clarity for many federal workers, like Perry, who are often coerced into signing settlement agreements that require them to drop valid discrimination claims against the federal government.

Footnote 1: https://www.dcbar.org/bar-resources/publications/washington-lawyer/articles/october-2012-taking-the-stand.cfm

 

 

Another Government Shutdown Shakedown? (Yawn!)

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Marti Oakley

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It made absolutely no difference who won the 2016 presidential election. We can vote all we want, but the flight plan doesn’t change. We are being steered to a predetermined end with the only difference being which road we take to get there. This translates into …who will be allowed to profit most from the journey? We already know who will pay the bill.

Trump’s biggest problem was and is that he thought he was actually going to be running things…he’d be the “boss”. He’s obviously had his butt handed to him and now has back peddled on EVERY campaign promise he made. And we are just verging in the end of the first 100 days of his administration.

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Here we go again. The threat of a so-called “government shutdown”. IF only that would happen on a level beneficial to the country. But it won’t. Nothing that affects the daily grinding of federal agencies as they mismanage employees, programs and massive amounts of money will be affected. Both houses of congress will continue to gather and to collect their pay checks, their golden fleece insurance perks and, bribery from special interests hand delivered by lobbyists. Of course, we don’t dare call it bribery; we call it “campaign donations”, “political contributions” and other euphemisms meant to disguise the pay-to-play business of government.

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2013/10/01/whats-affected-government-shutdown

Checking a list of government agencies affected in 2013 and 2015, it is apparent that the only people and agencies affected to any degree, are low-level staffers and even lower level employees of agencies.

A sample from that list:

  • Vital services that ensure seniors and young children have access to healthy food and meals may not have sufficient Federal funds to serve all beneficiaries in an extended lapse.
  • Call centers, hotlines and regional offices that help veterans understand their benefits will close to the public.
  • And, veterans’ compensation, pension, education and other benefits could be cut off in the case of an extended shutdown.
  • Every one of America’s national parks and monuments, from Yosemite to the Smithsonian to the Statue of Liberty, will be immediately closed.
  • New applications for small business loans and loan guarantees will be immediately halted.
  • Research into life-threatening diseases and other areas will stop and new patients won’t be accepted into clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Work to protect consumers, ranging from child product safety to financial security to the safety of hazardous waste facilities, will cease. The EPA will halt non-essential inspections of chemical facilities and drinking water systems.
  • Permits and reviews for planned energy and transportations projects will stop, preventing companies from working on these projects.
  • Loans to rural communities will be halted.
  • Hundreds of thousands of Federal employees including many charged with protecting us from terrorist threats, defending our borders, inspecting our food, and keeping our skies safe will work without pay until the shutdown ends.
  • Hundreds of thousands of additional Federal workers will be immediately and indefinitely furloughed without pay.

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TS Radio: Tami Canal and the March Against Monsanto

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Join us April 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m CST!

9:00 am PST… 10:00 am PST … 11:00 am CST … 12:00 pm EST

Listen Live HERE!

Call in # 917-388-4520

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March Against Monsanto

Tami Canal is the founder of March Against Monsanto, an organization that has played an instrumental role in educating the world on GMOs, the carcinogenic herbicides used on a majority of our food supply, and Monsanto’s hijack of the U.S. government.

Tami works to raise awareness on the health issues we are facing as a result of the increasingly toxic food supply and the serious, growing threats chemical agriculture poses. She is committed to fighting against those who perpetrate and profit off of our sickness and disease, including the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

She has worked tirelessly to organize five global marches with millions of people all over the world converging in solidarity against Monsanto and chemical companies impacting our world with no regard for human life. Tami also works with numerous groups raising awareness on various issues like vaccine transparency, climate change, civil rights, and government corruption.

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What I Think Is Happening

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new-logo25by James Hufferd, Ph.D.                                                                                    

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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“……Achilles-heel of international control in the US, which he recognized to be an enormous pedophilia ring, binding effectively the obedience of a crucial percentage of the government, including Congress members, recruited and run clandestinely out of inventive necessity by the Israeli Mossad (secret service)”

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1920541_10152099827078863_1820056404_n1     How about a lollapalooza of a conspiracy theory – fueled by a little bit of evidence and more than a little bit of fairly-well-educated paranoia? With that all-too-rare admission gotten out of the way, here’s basically what I think is going on.

The world’s power elite – the really big banks, the Bilderberg, New World Order, the leading purveyors and masters of the Deep State – are more psychopathic, arrogant, and totally self-centered and unstoppably determined than anybody you would ever meet in a thousand years. More

Attack of the “stakeholders”…The Corporate Coup that overthrew what was left of the Republic

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Everything we do is said to be a “contract”, from simply buying a cup of coffee to purchasing access to the federal government. It is necessary to view every possible action we may undertake in our daily lives as being some form of contract, no matter how idiotic the example, in order for us to accept that our government itself is one big corporate contracting monstrosity that has less to do with governing the country constitutionally, than it does as a fiduciary profiteer. Key to that profiteering is privatization of what are to be tasks and services performed by the government. Simply put, creating and/or empowering a contracting corporation to perform tasks and services the government is prohibited from engaging in outside of the the enumerated powers in the Constitution.

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Of High Hypocrisy and Gross Disrespect

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new-logo251_002by James Hufferd, Ph.D.                                                                                       Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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club   Those of you abroad may not realize that we North Americans, as irrationally devoted to our peculiar form of football as you are to yours, tend to be far more interested in this, our own much beloved blood sport than we are in politics, which we are repeatedly reminded matters a great deal more to the real ups and downs of life. That is, at least until Trump, love him or hate him.

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Whistleblowers! Atty: Michael McCray joins TS Radio for some after election talk!

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Edward Bernays, the Father of American Propaganda “Tell a Lot of the Truth, but Never Tell the Whole Truth.

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Duty to Warn

new-logo251_002By Gary G. Kohls, MD

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Propaganda: “a message designed to persuade its intended audience to think and behave in a certain manner. Thus advertising is commercial propaganda. Or institutionalized and systematic spreading of information and/or disinformation, usually to promote a narrow political or religious (or commercial) viewpoint.” – from http://www.businessdictionary.com/ More

Day 60 of Dr. Lillie White’s abduction and isolation by professional guardian and attorney Sara Caldwell

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Florida elected leadership, elder protection advocates, Sara Caldwell, Tance Roberts, Sean Bogle, and the media,

dougToday I write with a heavy heart as it marks Day 60 of Dr. Lillie White’s abduction and isolation by professional guardian and attorney Sara Caldwell, her attorney Tance Roberts and the court’s investigative attorney Sean Bogle with the full endorsement of Flagler County FL Judge Margaret Hudson. I have come to anticipate predatory guardian’s actions and have learned how to pressure them. Exposure is often the innocent victim’s only ally. Dr. White had resided at her home at 22 Wellford Lane in Palm Coast, FL.

Sadly after two weeks of working the phone and email full time I have failed to find this 88 year old or any Florida authority who could or would intercede with Sara Caldwell to force her to reveal Lillie’s location to her family.

Democracies normally use a series of checks and balances to insure equal justice for all. Law enforcement investigate, district attorney’s prosecute, judges adjudicate, and juries determine guilt or innocence. However, in adult guardianships a single person, a judge, has sole responsibility for all four components, including immunity. As judges can be easily swayed, official law enforcement is your best ally when professional predatory guardians engage in blatant criminal activities, including human trafficking.

In Florida, I have found every criminal investigative entity defer to the judge’s orders when charges involve a guardian. Every entity, including the leadership, I have contacted have deferred to Judge Hudson to investigate Lillie’s abduction and insure her welfare. Those include:
– 7th District Chief Judge
– 7th District Clerk of Courts
– Florida Supreme Court Administrator of Courts
– Flagler County Sheriff
– Florida Adult Protective Services
– Florida Department of Elder Affairs
– Florida Office of Public and Professional Guardians
– Florida Department of Law Enforcement
– Florida Attorney General

No one should wonder why guardianship abuse in Florida is such a problem. By design the probate judge assumes control and authority over 10 government investigative bodies and all aspects of appointment, authority, and immunity for the actions of a guardian. If they are negligent or willfully engage in corrupt practices their damages go on unimpeded. Families entrapped in an involuntary and abusive guardianship have nowhere to turn but to the judge who is sponsoring it.

Would Judge Hudson, AG Pam Bondi, or Gov. Scott accept having a loved one isolated for 60 days and their estate confiscated with no way to see or speak to them?

Regards,

Richard W. Black

The Vegas Voice

(804) 564-5330

 

Why is Israel Calling the Shots? A New Hypothesis

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new-logo25by James Hufferd, Ph.D.

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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manufactured terror   One of my favorite grad-school professors was fond of saying “What the world needs is not more answers, but more questions.” With our community’s focus on suspects for the crimes of 9/11 now pivoting back toward blaming the Mossad and Israel as the chief perpetrators, or co-perpetrators perhaps (a tempting allegation, though not yet precisely proven), maybe the time is ripe for consideration of an at least alternative hypothesis.

An objection often raised that mitigates the “Israel did it” hypothesis is that IF the Mossad (Israel’s CIA-equivalent) did the operation, they must at very least have had informed close cooperation with the higher reaches of the U.S. government, for ordering stand-downs, as well as for launching and coordinating the dozen or more aerial drills that confused U.S. air defenses and clogged pertinent radar that day.

But even if Israelis, the Mossad, and their gaggle of American Jewish collaborators saw to the placement of explosives and the recruitment and activation of the Muslim Middle Eastern patsies involved in the spectacle, and although there is plausible photographic evidence of what sure looks like Israeli art students posing , for whatever reason, within the bowels of the Twin Towers next to stacks of boxes labeled to contain detonation triggers, one key question remains: “Why would the U.S. government have agreed to let them do such a trauma inducing operation? More

Election 2016: Are we really going to let them get away with this?

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The view from a political atheist

To all of you whiners and criers out there who whimper or scream hysterically that if I don’t vote I have no right to complain……..the hell if I don’t. I have watched this cycle every four years devolve into some kind of sick comedy act, and this election has got to be the final insult to the American voters.

08-10-2015_IllusionOn the so-called “right” we have Trump. A misogynistic blowhard that has supposedly built a fortune by gaming the system, filing multiple bankruptcies on his businesses and walked away with the goods and left many holding the bag.

On the so-called “left” we have Clinton. A murderous, treacherous, deceitful, career politician whose history in government is littered with one sordid episode after another.

330 Million people estimated to be in the US and this is all we can come up with for presidential candidates? Really?

We seriously need a vote of [no confidence] on our ballots. I refuse to be backed into another corner and being forced to choose between two clearly unqualified, unworthy, unreliable, dishonest, lying, cheating, conniving, deceitful, manipulative, Trilateral, Council on Foreign Relations, central banking flunkies, as my only options for president. We don’t elect presidents anyway. More

2nd Amendment….all that stands between you and the one world government

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new-logo25Marti Oakley

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“The 2nd Amendment is all that has kept this increasingly tyrannical government from turning on us with full force. Its far easier to establish a one world dictatorship when the country you are trying to overtake has no means to fight back. There will continue to be mass shootings until we forfeit our 2nd Amendment…….then just as suddenly as they appeared, the mass shootings will stop. Except…..those committed by the government.”

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1016328_420444734736266_378341861_n_004With the American public increasingly distrustful of government on all levels, the “war for your rights” is in full swing. The recent event in Orlando is the new catalyst for pushing for gun control, and those weak-kneed individuals who still believe government exists to protect them and keep them safe are whining and crying all over the net, in local newspapers and of course, mainstream media.

While MSM in particular attempts to paint those who resist the attempts to undermine the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms, as “right wing extremists” and, “religious bible thumping fanatics”, I can assure you nothing could be further from the truth. I live in a heavily Democratic area and I know of no one…NOT ONE PERSON…who will not defend this right, and who would not fight to keep it. The intentional efforts to separate and divide the public so that we fight one another rather than focus on the real threat to safety in our communities, runs none stop. More

A Pandora’s Box: Cellphone & Land-Line Intrusion

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new-logo25Chuck Frank

So, do we now have “special cases” to where the protection of the people and their rights should be taken for granted? It is quite obvious that Washington D.C. isn’t concerned one bit about any of this.”

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Martin Cooper, an employee with Motorola, invented the cellphone on April 3, 1973. Though the first land line telephone had been around since 1876, cellphones and especially smart cellphones have opened up a Pandora’s Box when it comes to personal privacy and especially so since 9/11.

Historically, government intrusion of communications has actually been ongoing ever since the invention of the telegraph In 1877. Yes,it’s true. That was when the “Wichita Lineman” was still on the line and the Western Union company was King. And it may surprise many that in that same year government, in a special case, was demanding that the Western Union betray the confidence and the privacy of its patrons and surrender coded information.

However, the court ultimately sided in favor of the telegraph company, concluding that these open-ended demands for telegrams “would lead to consequences that can be contemplated only with horror, and such a process is not to be tolerated among a free people.” (Bloombergview.com) Thus, was the beginning of a cat and mouse game and a 4th amendment tug-a-war between government and “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, and effects, against unreasonable searches…and persons or things to be seized.”

In the proper context, when considering electronic surveillance, “things to be seized” today would amount to Internet spying and an extraction of text or a verbal cellphone message from one person to another and then placing it in a national data bank.

Now then, in the case with Apple Computer, the company was very explicit by saying that surrendering an encrypted code compromises the privacy of millions of persons using Apple cellphones, and it also becomes a serious 4th amendment issue, and even more so when one considers the implications that would result from cracking corporate codes that are meant to protect every users cellphone worldwide.

People want to have the confidence that their communication with others is not being compromised by an Orwellian State bent on absolute power and control such as what takes place in totalitarian regimes such as China. Being secure with one’s effects used to be the standard, but today, government and NSA believes that they no longer need to observe an unalienable right that originated in the Bill of Rights.

So, do we now have “special cases” to where the protection of the people and their rights should be taken for granted? It is quite obvious that Washington D.C. isn’t concerned one bit about any of this.

A change in the people’s privacy rights along with major intrusion began on 9/11 when the Bush administration went into high gear and contracted major telephone companies such as AT&T and paid them money to track and then store conversations which were either foreign or domestic and without warrants. There was no resistance from any major telephone company except one, and that was Quest Communications. At that time, Joseph Nacchio who was the CEO said, absolutely no, to NSA spying and that Quest Communications would not wiretap anyone unless a warrant was issued by a judge.

Nacchio was legally correct in his stance, however the government didn’t see it that way and it wasn’t very long after the standoff that Nacchio ended up in prison for over 4 years on “insider trading” charges brought on by the government. A frame up?  Perhaps this sent a message to other CEO’s that are not willing to cooperate with the feds? Did Congress rush to pass a new law that would protect persons such as Nacchio for refusing to tap someones telephone lines unless warrants were issued? If they did, please, someone out there correct me.

And that’s a long story short.

Now then, considering America’s unique roots and being the only nation in the world that has a Bill of Rights which is meant to protect the people from their own government, a San Francisco based organization called the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), is busy pursuing a legal remedy in the courts that will hopefully protect the people from illegal wiretaps or wireless intrusion when there is no warrant. They are on a major mission to give America a far less intrusive country.

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small of a degree of it.”
Jefferson, letter (1791)

Vaccine Tragedy in Brazil

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By W. R. McAfee
January 31, 2016

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A Jim Stone article about a Tdap vaccine given pregnant women in Brazil pretty much buries Zika and the mosquito as the cause for some 4,000 infants being born with undersized brains beginning in October 2015.

Microcephaly is rare, occurring 1 per 6200 to 8500 births. And the Zika virus is generally mild and only causes symptoms in one in five people who have it.

From the BBC:  “Brazil says the number of babies born with suspected microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, since October has now reached 4,000.

“The brain condition can be deadly or cause intellectual disability and developmental delays.”
Stone points out only a small percentage of the babies born in Brazil with undersized brains had any trace of Zika in their system. Which means a huge majority of the Brazilian babies born with the defect had no Zika in their brain. Which means Zika was coincidental to the babies’ defect.

So . . . if not Zika, what?

Brazil mandated the Tdap shot for pregnant women beginning in 2015 . The shots coincide with the estimated 4,000 newborns with the defect, and was the one thing common to their Brazilian mothers during their pregnancies.

Notice how viruses like this seem to “appear” at regular intervals this century?. You know, like “the deadly Ebola virus” that MSM fear moguls tried to embed in the public’s mind; the ultimate aphrodisiac in a game called The Big Scare played by the Wizards of Oz (aka the boys behind the curtain) to “thin” populations while simultaneously making billions off their misery and/or demise.

No one seemed to know where Ebola came from or where/what its natural reservoir was/is. Was it a sub-zero-and-fire proof space traveler carried here on a fist-sized meteorite that crashed in Africa? You know, like AIDS that “. . . just appeared in Africa one day?” Near a volcano, they said. From monkeys, the pre-Internet public was told. The Dark Continent seems to attract diseases that cry out for antidotal vaccines. More

FBI lying about Lavoy Finicum murder

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new-logo25Marti Oakley

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In its efforts to portray the people standing their ground in Oregon, as anarchists, as a violent anti-government movement for refusing to allow a uranium mine deal arranged by the Clinton’s to take their land from them, the FBI has once again been caught not only executing people as they did at Ruby Ridge and Waco, but falsifying the information shown to the public to explain how an unarmed man was shot dead in cold blood.

lavoynewThis is your government at work…..this is your government working against YOU!

 

 

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