I was once a proud full time Mother. I've become a Family/Child Rights Advocate. Becoming Spiritual helped keep me sane, reading Birth Cards and becoming a Personal Empowerment Coach gave me insight to help others! Somewhere in between, I learned more Law and Psychology than I ever thought possible, Use anything on this page for your own fight. If you want insight into your life, or If you need help moving forward, email me about Personal Empowerment or Birth Cards. (HaveUmistakenMe@aol.com)
Why I Started This Blog
I started this blog for my children
Our story is written as a Federal Law Suit, and an Article 78 (which is legaleze for when you sue a Judge) below on the right hand side.. and well as numerous Motions & Petitions.
Use the magnifying symbol to enlarge the documents for easier reading.
Don't shoot the messenger.. but guess what..
Many court rooms are corupted by some not so honest judges!
Innocent or not..
In the blink of an eye.. you can lose your kids, your life savings, your inheritance, your house and or your mind!
That's why I've continued to post to this blog because...
So many children are being destroyed by our wonderful system..
They've forced me to become a Child/Family and Civil Rights advocate/activist.
I should thank them for the education I got out of this!
Don't miss the videos at the bottom of the page.. of Senator Sampson holding hearings on corruption within the N.Y. Court System!
Screening Program Ending In Camanche
By Mark Stevens
Nov 29, 2012
A suicide screening program just getting started at Camanche
Middle School will shut down in two weeks.
The program is run out of Columbia University in New York.
Just this week, it called Teen Screen affiliates across the
country to let them know the private donation that’s funded this program is
TeenScreen will shut down on December 14.
Leaving five school districts in Clinton County looking for
a new option.
“It’s essential for us to be involved in our entire
community to be providing these services to our middle school students, it’s a
way to show the community we are addressing the issue of suicide,” says
Camanche Middle School Principal Justin Shaffer.
He says Teen Screen is well received in his school. 95
parents signed their seventh and eighth graders up to be screened earlier this
month. Shaffer says that number shows Camanche is serious about this sensitive
“There have been a large number of Camanche individuals
whether they’ve been adults or kids that have chosen to commit suicide and we
want to intervene as soon as possible,” says Shaffer.
About half the students will get through the Teen Screen
program before it shuts down. The rest will have to wait until a new option can
be found. Camanche schools At-Risk Coordinator Josh Davis says it’s too
important a test to let go, “your son or daughter gets tested for hearing or
vision, but the mental side doesn’t always get to the whole populations.”
“All of us partners that have been offering this throughout
the United States can longer implement the program,” says Teen Screen
coordinator Jocelyn Meyer.
Thanks to all those who helped hammer TeenScreen out of
Obviously, the school principal, Justin Shaffer, in the
below story didn’t get the memo on the unscientific and dangerous nature of
mental health screening of children.
For you veterans who led the vigorous national pushback,
perhaps you’d like to get in one last lick on TeenScreen.For you newcomers that never had the
opportunity, this is a chance to take your very first swing.
You can write to the school superintendent, Mr. Thomas
Parker here: email@example.com
Just impart your knowledge - politely!"Mental health screening"
(TeenScreen or not) is a complete scam.It lands kids in front of a psychiatrist with a prescription pad.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- When the Tottenville High School football team plays defending champion Lincoln in their PSAL semifinal playoff game on Saturday, it will be without four football players suspended from play for the rest of the season due to what both the school's principal and the head coach labeled "a violation of team rules."
The suspensions come in the wake of the suicide of a sophomore at the Huguenot school.
Speculation raged on social media and among Felicia Garcia's friends that her very public suicide was tied to teasing she endured following an alleged sexual encounter she had with some members of the football team. That teasing was pinned on two students not on the football team, both of whom were later removed from Tottenville, according to sources.
When asked if the suspension of the four players was in any way related to the situation regarding Miss Garcia, 15, Principal John Tuminaro said, "I'm not making that connection. People can make their own connection." Tuminaro told the Daily News, "There may have been some connection. But to put this at the door of particular players would be incorrect."
Tuminaro stressed that "there are no criminal charges" pending against the four players.
"Coach [Jim Munson] and I met with the parents of the students not playing, and this is what we decided we needed to do. I wish I can share more," Tuminaro said.
Neither Munson nor Tuminaro would reveal the identity of the players involved.
Conspicuous by their absence during the Pirates' first two playoff wins were the team's top two offensive players, Augustus Edwards and Malique Belfort.
"I told these guys I wouldn't give their names out. It's just that these other two guys are in a bad spot" because of their high-profile status on the team, Munson said.
Belfort, reached via his Facebook page, declined comment; Edwards could not be reached.
"They will not be playing for the rest of the year," confirmed Tuminaro of the four players, whom Munson labeled "inactive."
The principal emphasized the action was taken, in part, to alleviate pressure on the remaining members of the football team.
"Our school community suffered a real tragedy on so many fronts," Tuminaro said. "If certain people made mistakes along the way, it will be dealt with. I just felt upset because the Tottenville football program has taken so much criticism.
"We just thought it was the thing to do, with what we know."
Tottenville's first playoff win -- a 28-0 victory over Island rival New Dorp -- was its first since a 16-8 win over Port Richmond on Oct. 19.
Four days after that victory, Miss Garcia ended her life by jumping in front of a train at the Staten Island Railway's Huguenot station in full view of schoolmates. A day after the 15-year-old's death, word spread throughout the school and on social media that Miss Garcia may have been the victim of bullying or taunting after she was said to have had an encounter with members of the football team at a postgame party following the win over Port Richmond.
The claims led the NYPD to investigate the situation.
"And it is still an open investigation," Tuminaro said. "They are still looking into several factors.
There's a lot to the story that people don't know about that I can't comment on."
Two law enforcement sources said there had not been any developments in the case. One said no videos or pictures had turned up in subpoenas of cell phones and other devices so far, and that it was unlikely charges would stem from any of the actions of students or football players.
Just before her death, Miss Garcia was in peer mediation at school with counselors for much of the day, her friends had said. The mediation stemmed from Miss Garcia's interactions with two students, who were not football players, but had teased or said mean things to her about her encounter with the players, the source said. One of them had been a close friend of Miss Garcia's.
Those two students have been removed from the school, the source said.
The city Department of Education refused to comment on any expulsions or football suspensions that resulted from the incident.
"We cannot comment because this remains an active investigation. We cannot compromise the investigation," Department of Education spokeswoman Margie Feinberg said.
When word surfaced of the alleged postgame incident following the win over Port Richmond, it led many to denounce the Tottenville football team through social media outlets. As a home game with Curtis drew near, both Tottenville and Curtis decided to move the contest from the original Oct. 26 date to Oct. 28; then the game was shifted not only to Oct. 29 but to Curtis' St. George field, where it was to have been played without fans in attendance.
Munson acknowledged at the time that "there were safety concerns for our young men. Our principal thought it would be better to play Monday at Curtis with no spectators. There has been a lot of anger directed toward the team."
But with Hurricane Sandy forecast to hit the area that same day, Tottenville took the unique step two days before the makeup date of canceling the contest and accepting a forfeit loss, giving the Pirates their first blemish on the year.
While Tottenville High School was "hectic" in the words of Tuminaro, dealing with its role as a shelter for storm victims, a decision was made at some point during that span regarding the four players.
--- Advance staffer Jillian Jorgensen contributed to this report.
Today I recieved an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. Because I feel it's important to share the information they
provided me... Here goes.. TeenScreen is dead, according to their website
Their announcement: "We are sorry to inform you that
the TeenScreen National Center will be winding down its program at the end of
this year. Accordingly, we will no longer train or register new programs. We
will provide updates on the TeenScreen website for a limited time with respect
to any other screening programs of which we become aware.”
TeenScreen was a huge program for psychiatrists. This was
their massive plan intended to infiltrate every school and mentally screen
every kid in the United States. It was THE program the psychs were counting on
to get their hands on every child in America - so that the next generation
would all become their victims.
And now - it is dead.
We dealt TeenScreen various fatal death blows from which it
never recovered and that ultimately led to its demise. We won the internet
fight. On Googlewe never relinquished the top 2 or 3 spot when searching for
TeenScreen. We defeated TeenScreen on YouTubeby never giving up the #1 spot
when searching for TeenScreen. We worked with the press across the country and
had a massive number of stories published. We informed schools who booted it
out. This all spawned coast to coast demonstrations.
Thanks goes to the legal team at the Rutherford Institute,
writer Evelyn Pringle, the Eagle Forum and all those groups from many walks of
life, nationwide, who fought this.
Protest, Washington, DC - July 1, 2006
TeenScreen was a very controversial national so-called
"diagnostic psychiatric service", aka suicide survey; done on
children who were then referred to psychiatric treatment. The evidence suggests
that the objective of the psychiatrists who designed TeenScreen was to place
children so selected on psychotropic drugs. TeenScreen was originally investigated and exposed by
PsychSearch.net when there was ZERO negative information on the net. We were
informed about TeenScreen by Sylvia DeWall, a Clearwater event promoter who was
alarmed after seeing a TV news report, where the Florida Mental Health
Institute was attempting to implement TeenScreen in Pinellas County schools.
DeWall’s alarm was justified.
TeenScreen’s pharma connected Director Laurie Flynn had her
sights set on Pinellas’ kids. This was revealed in one of Flynn’s emails to a
Florida official, which PsychSearch.net obtained in a public records request:
“I’m looking for a horse to ride here!” and “I need to get some kids screened”.
PsychSearch.net investigated and the resulting expose’ led to a firestorm of
emails to Pinellas County school district officials from concerned citizens
protesting TeenScreen. This resulted in Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times
stories and the Pinellas County school board booting TeenScreen out.
The controversy was then off to the races as it exploded on
the World Wide Web and spread across the country spawning media across the
country as school after school rejected TeenScreen. We lost track of how many reporters
we provided documentation and quotes to. Recently we have been tracking the departures of
TeenScreen’s directors Laurie Flynn and Leslie McGuire. One source close to the
scene said that Flynn and McGuire left with disagreements over policy issues.
The source said that psychiatrist Mark Olfson was the “interim director” who we
discovered only showed up once a week on Wednesdays for one hour! What has been happening at TeenScreen has been hush-hush.
Even one of TeenScreen's National Advisory Council members, psychiatrist Joe
English told us. "Your e-mail is the first information I have on what may
have happened here." Thanks to all of those Clearwater area folks who were there
in the beginning, went to battle and kicked butt! See Video
Maybe you can spot yourself or your friends in this photo:
Special thanks goes to those I call the TeenScreen Dream
Team, Sandra Lucas in Salt Lake City, who offered public relations guidance and
political strategy; Doyle Mills, Clearwater, Fl who commanded the Letters to
the Editor Attack Force (LEAF) and wrote articles himself and Sue Weibert,
Buffalo, New York, investigator and google-fu master. And a very special thank you to my good friends Michael and
Teresa Rhoades, who fought with the fury you would expect from parents whose
child was mentally screened without their permission. Teresa and Chelsea
We have never really tooted our own horn, but today, for
your enjoyment, we solemnly play Taps. (wink wink)
To the psychiatric adversaries in our path – get a head
start on your counterparts - surrender now!
I am not kidding.
P.S. If you now believe PsychSearch.net is worthy of your
support, click the below red button. If we haven't won your confidence yet,
perhaps you will be convinced when you hear very soon what else has been
Three children killed in what police believe was a murder-suicide carried out by their grandmother and uncle died of carbon monoxide poisoning, a coroner ruled Wednesday in a finding that confirms what investigators already suspected.
Autopsies show that the children and the two adults all died from the fumes pumped into a car where their bodies were found, said Cynthia Beisser, Lucas County deputy coroner.
Notes left behind indicate 54-year-old Sandy Ford and her son Andy, 32, planned the murder-suicide and filled their garage with the exhaust from a pickup truck, police said. All five were found dead Monday in the backseat of the car.
Investigators and family friends say what happened appears to stem from a family disagreement between the children's mother and her mom, Sandy Ford, over where the children should live.
For the past three years, the children ages 10, 7, and 5, had lived with their grandmother. Their mother asked her to care for them after another son at home had behavior problems and was becoming disruptive, according to children services workers.
But within the past week, the children moved back into their parents' home, angering the grandmother who believed the youngsters would be better off with her, according to children welfare workers.
Police were called to intervene twice last week, but they said there were no signs the children were in danger.
On Monday morning, Sandy Ford picked up the children from school not long after their mother dropped them off and took them back to her home, police said.
Authorities were called to the home by the children's frantic grandfather after he discovered the letters and was unable to force open the garage door.
Firefighters using a sledgehammer broke down the garage door to find the bodies of 5-year-old Madalyn Hayes, 7-year-old Logan and 10-year-old Paige slumped inside the car, along with their grandmother and uncle. Two hoses attached to the exhaust of a pickup truck pumped gas fumes through the car's rear window.
Toxicology tests on the children won't be available for six to eight weeks, Beisser said.
A funeral for the children is set for Monday in Toledo with visitation taking place this weekend.
Now that I've studied psychology for the last ten years, because of the ex-bleeping-scrushiating pain of losing my own flesh and blood (my children) to an abuser with political connections..
I have become a Personal Empowerment Coach, who must ask my readers these questions, in relation to this story.
(1) What if you can for just one moment.. let go of the anger with 'The System' for their role in these children's deaths (Via Custody Battles from Hell), including the school who allowed this nut-job to take the children out of school in the first place..
(2) What if this story isn't only about an insane woman (the grandmother), who would have rather kill her grandchildren than have them live with her son (the children's father), and her daughter in law (the children's mother), yes you read that right, their biological parents!
(3) What if the hint in paragraph 1, that the children's uncle took part in this murder suicide instead of helping the children...
(4) Along with the hint in paragraph 5, stating that this insane grandmother, raised at least one son who married a woman with whom he could not co-parent and deal with one of their own children who were acting out. Instead the other children were placed with their grandmother, who ended up killing them!
"For the past three years, the children ages 10, 7, and 5, had lived with their grandmother. Their mother asked her to care for them after another son at home had behavior problems and was becoming disruptive, according to children services workers.
Broken down into tiny bites... would show that mental health issues run in families, and perhaps mental health problems [insert labels such as Borderline, Bi-polar, Narcissistic, Anti-Social, Schizophrenia, Co-Dependant, + + here] are nothing more than a maladaptive way of dealing with a loss or trauma on a significant emotional level in child-hood- because the person or people who were your care-givers weren't healthy and or stable themselves.. yet these 'issues' can be worked through albeit with an exorbitant amount of work?
Who thinks, that if major problems in families were simply a maladaptive way of coping.. that the big pharma companies, and the mental health Field would then be out of 'business', and we might have a society of healthy functioning people living in it?
Contact me if you agree and are willing or at least open to, facing your families demons.. which may be the reason your own live is so miserable.. sooner than later!
PHOENIX - Accusations Longtime Arizona attorney Grant Goodman made serious allegations over the past year against attorneys and guardians in Maricopa County Probate Court.
“Assets are being raped and pillaged every day,” said Goodman.
Accusations like that may have landed him in trouble.
“The conduct that’s going on in probate is in effect, unconstitutional.”
The Arizona Supreme Court suspended Goodman's license to practice law with what is called an Interim Suspension. Goodman was temporarily suspended last month awaiting this final order. * See Final Order of Interim Suspension
According to a press release issued by the State Bar of Arizona, the disciplinary judge indicated that Goodman’s conduct "will result in substantial harm, loss or damage to the public, the legal profession or the administration of justice."
The suspension comes after Goodman filed lawsuits on behalf of incapacitated adults; adults Maricopa County Probate Court ruled couldn't handle their money or medical care.
Some of the people mentioned in those lawsuits surrounding probate court are mentioned in the motion filed by the state bar against Goodman. The motion also notes a complaint by one of Goodman’s clients filed December 3, 2010. The client hired Goodman to represent him in a mortgage fraud case that included malpractice charges against another attorney. ABC15 Investigation The ABC15 Investigators reported on those lawsuits in a series of stories uncovering flaws in the Maricopa County Probate System. Families accused the court of allowing their loved ones to be isolated and heavily medicated while their assets were liquidated.
In an interview with ABC15 more than a year ago, Goodman described the county's probate process as criminal.
“These people are more organized than the mob. Plus, they have a court rubberstamp the proceeding.”
Many of the people mentioned in the motion that led to the Goodman's suspension, are people mentioned in our investigations. They are the same people Goodman is suing. RETALIATION Goodman claims that it is no coincidence.
“You asked the question earlier about retaliation. It goes well above and beyond that. It is just simply about money,” said Goodman.
The bar claims he is a danger to the public. Goodman replied, “I am a danger to the judges and lawyers that I've sued.”
Goodman called the probate process "racketeering" claiming lawyers and guardians were controlling these people and taking all their money.
“There is no one willing to take up their cause," said Goodman.
The bar's suspension which came without a hearing, accuses Goodman of consistent misconduct.
The allegations also turn the tables on Goodman by claiming he was taking advantage of the very incapacitated adults he was hired to represent.
“I have not taken a nickel, not a nickel from any of these people that I represent. And they still continue harp about that,” said Goodman, “I am after the money? Really? I am after, in fact, that they have taken all the money. That's what they object to.”
The next step is for the Arizona Supreme Court to make the temporary suspension permanent. That could stay in effect for five years. Goodman could eventually get disbarred.
Follow this link to the special web page, “Greed v Guardianship” to see the entire series of investigative stories on probate court.
Getting All Your News From the
'Citizens for Legitimate Government' Newsletter By Miles Klee 02 Oct 2012 I'm not entirely sure how I ended up
subscribing to the CLG newsletter, a roundup of hard-hitting political stories
that span the globe, but I have not regretted it for one solitary moment. That's
because between relatively sober summaries of under-reported suicide bombings in
Afghanistan, they're running headlines about how U.S. army scientists are
spraying St. Louis with radioactive particles and Gaddafi was killed on Nicolas
E-mail threats triggered probe of
Petraeus, officials say 10 Nov 2012
The collapse of the dazzling
career of CIA Director David H. Petraeus was
triggered when a woman with whom he was having an affair sent threatening
e-mails to another woman close to him, according to three senior law enforcement
officials with knowledge of the episode. The recipient of the e-mails was so
frightened that she went to the FBI for protection and help tracking down the
sender, according to the officials. The FBI investigation traced the threats to
Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and a Petraeus biographer, and
uncovered explicit e-mails between Broadwell and Petraeus, the officials
Petraeus Quits Post; Evidence of
Affair Was Found by F.B.I. 10 Nov
2012 David H. Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and one
of America's most decorated four-star generals, resigned on Friday after an
F.B.I. investigation uncovered evidence that he was carrying on an extramarital
affair. Mr. Petraeus issued a statement acknowledging the affair after President
Obama accepted his resignation and it was announced by the C.I.A. He had offered
to resign on Thursday when he informed Mr. Obama about the affair, White House
officials said. Government officials said that the F.B.I. had investigated
whether a computer used by Mr. Petraeus had been compromised. In the course of
that inquiry, federal investigators discovered the relationship, officials said.
[Instead of searching for evidence of Petraeus's affairs, why not look
into his war crimes?]
David Petraeus resigns as CIA
director 09 Nov 2012 CIA Director
David H. Petraeus has resigned, bringing a surprisingly abrupt end to his brief
tenure at the agency as well as his decorated career in national security.
Petraeus sent a letter to President Obama on Friday indicating that he was
stepping down, citing an extramarital affair... Michael J. Morell, who served as
Petraeus's deputy at the CIA, is serving as interim director, officials
Court: Alleged torture victims
can't sue Donald Rumsfeld 08 Nov
2012 A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that two American contractors
allegedly tortured by U.S. forces in Iraq can't sue former Defense Secretary
[war criminal] Donald Rumsfeld. The 8-3 decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals reverses a ruling by a three-judge panel of the same court. Donald
Vance and Nathan Ertel claim in their lawsuit that U.S. forces detained them in
2006 after they alleged illegal activities by their Iraqi-owned
Four Palestinians killed, 20
injured in Israeli attack on Gaza 10
Nov 2012 At least four Palestinians have been killed and 30 others have been
injured by Israeli fire after clashes erupted along the Gaza border. Israeli
artillery targeted the Palestinians in the besieged territory on Saturday. Most
of the injured are said to be in critical condition. Witnesses say Palestinian
resistance groups also fired a rocket at an Israeli jeep that exploded on the
edge of the border, critically injuring four Israeli soldiers. Another five
Palestinians were also wounded near Khan Yunis in southern GAZA.
Report: Bushehr nuclear plant
enters final testing phase 11 Nov
2012 Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant has reportedly entered its final testing
phase ahead of its planned 2013 launch date, the Tehran Times reported Saturday.
Fereydoun Abbasi, director of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, announced that
Tehran's experts are "making the necessary preparations for the handover of the
power plant by the Russian contractor to Iranian experts."
Computer problem prompts Berwick
nuclear reactor shutdown 10 Nov 2012
One of two reactors at a Northeast Pennsylvania nuclear plant was shut down
Friday morning after a problem with the computer system that controls its level
of water, power company officials said. The Unit 2 reactor at PPL's Susquehanna
nuclear power plant was manually shut down by operators after operators began
receiving "invalid data" on a screen, company spokesman Joe Scopelliti said. The
source of the computer system problem is under investigation.
Cracks found in South Korean
nuclear reactor 09 Nov 2012 South
Korean nuclear regulators have found microscopic cracks in tunnels that guide
control rods at a nuclear plant under maintenance, government officials said,
raising new concerns over the country's nuclear power sector. The discovery,
revealed on Friday, of the cracks at the reactor comes just days after two
reactors at the same plant in Yeonggwang county, in the southwest of the
country, were shut down to replace parts that had been provided with forged
certificates. South Korea is investigating how thousands of parts for its
nuclear reactors were supplied using forged safety documents, with regulators
set to inspect all 23 of the country's facilities.
Mascot bird teaching Fukushima
children how to avoid radiation 10
Nov 2012 Nearly two years after Japan was struck by the Fukushima nuclear
disaster, officials have begun printing leaflets featuring a yellow cartoon bird
that instructs children on radiation safety - though it may be too late for
thousands. Fukushima's disaster task force has started issuing leaflets with a
bird character called Kibitan telling children to stay away from pools and
ditches where radioactive cesium from the damaged nuclear power plant might have
accumulated. The smiling, round Kibitan explains why radiation is dangerous,
urging children to make a habit of washing their hands and gargling their mouths
after coming in from the outdoors.
Hints of a more virulent, mutating
West Nile virus emerge 08 Nov 2012
The West Nile virus epidemic of 2012, the worst in a decade, may be notorious for yet another reason: The virus, in some
cases, is attacking the brain more aggressively than in the past, raising the
specter that it may have mutated into a nastier form, say two neurologists who
have extensive experience dealing with the illness. One doctor, Art Leis in
Jackson, Miss., has seen the virus damaging the speech, language and thinking
centers of the brain -- something he has never observed before. The other,
Elizabeth Angus in Detroit, has noticed brain damage in young, previously
healthy patients, not just in older, sicker ones -- another change from past
Tempers fray as many in Northeast
still without power 10 Nov 2012
Frustration with continuing power outages, travel chaos, and long lines for
gasoline grew on Saturday as residents of New York's Long Island, hit hard by
Superstorm Sandy, protested outside the headquarters of the local utility
company. Residents took to the streets for a second day, targeting the Long
Island Power Authority in Hicksville. There were still over a quarter of a
million customers without power nearly two weeks after the storm. As of Friday
more than 170,000 of those were on Long Island. Thousands were in temporary
shelters, and in New Jersey a tent city on the edge of Monmouth Park racetrack
was home to hundreds.
Superstorm Sandy: Long Lines, No
Power Two Weeks Later 10 Nov 2012
After spending nearly two weeks in the dark, Long Island residents are
directing their anger toward their local power company, which many say is out
of touch, sending bills instead of updates. Nearly two weeks after Superstorm
Sandy pummeled the northeast, more than 200,000 in the region are still without
power. The Long Island Power Authority did not show up for a last minute
overnight press conference today, leaving the company that manages the grid to
take the backlash.
The truth about the Red
right-wing, scandal-ridden 'charity' that isn't really a charity --'The whole
history of the organization is one gigantic scandal--stretching from its racist
policies toward African Americans to its corporate mentality toward human
beings.' By Joe Allen 21 Oct 2005 Though it is technically a nonprofit,
the Red Cross is run more like profit-hungry corporation than what most people
think a "charity" would act like. The most deadly example of this was the Red
Cross's criminally negligent response to the early stages of the AIDS epidemic
in the 1980s. In 1982 and especially 1983... major blood banks, led by the Red
Cross, opposed national testing of blood for HIV. The Red Cross's opposition was
based on the financial cost. As investigative journalist Judith Reitman wrote in
her book Bad Blood: "It appeared it would
be cheaper to pay off infected blood recipients, should they pursue legal
action, than to up the Red Cross blood supply." ...Enron-style
bookkeeping, deceptive advertising and outright theft of funds have also been a
big part of the Red Cross's recent history.
Supreme Court to review key
section of Voting Rights Act 09 Nov
2012 The Supreme Court on Friday said it would decide the constitutionality of a
signature portion of the Voting Rights Act. The justices three years ago
expressed skepticism about the continued need for Section 5 of the historic act,
which requires states and localities with a history of discrimination, most of
them in the South, to get federal approval of any changes in their voting laws.
The court will be reviewing a decision last spring by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.
Circuit to uphold Section 5.
Charles Darwin earns 4,000
write-in votes against creationist Ga. congressman 08 Nov 2012 Charles Darwin earned almost 4,000 write-in votes
against a Georgia congressman who denounced evolution and other scientific
theories as "lies straight from the pit of hell." The symbolic votes in
Athens-Clarke County were a small percentage of more than 209,000 votes won by
Republican Rep. Paul Broun in his unopposed re-election Tuesday. Broun gave a
speech to a church group on Sept. 27 lambasting evolution, embryology and the
Big Bang theory. Critics urged voters to write in the 19th-century British
naturalist who is considered the father of evolution.
Obama Prevails in Florida After
4-Day Delay in Vote Count 10 Nov
2012 President Barack Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in Florida four days
after winning a second term, according to the Associated Press, a delayed result
that renewed questions about the state's election process. The victory in
Florida boosted Obama's electoral vote count to 332, compared with Romney's 206.
A total of 270 was needed to win the White House. With 100 percent of Florida
precincts reporting, Obama had 50.0 percent of the vote to Romney's 49.1
percent, according to the Associated Press.
Coal company announces layoffs in
response to Obama win 09 Nov 2012 A
coal company headed by a prominent Mitt Romney donor has laid off more than 160
workers in response to President Obama's election victory. Murray Energy said
Friday that it had been "forced" to make the layoffs in response to the bleak
prospects for the coal industry during Obama's second term. In a prayer
circulated by the company, CEO [corpora-terrorist] Robert Murray said Americans
had voted "in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of
living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom."
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Bradley Manning Offers to Plead
Guilty to Partial Charges, Including Leaking to
WikiLeaks 07 Nov 2012 Accused
WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning offered on Wednesday to plead guilty to parts
of the charges he is facing, in exchange for the government pursuing lesser
charges. Manning did not plead guilty but indicated in a plea notice submitted
by his attorney, David Coombs, that he is willing to accept responsibility for
some of the lesser included charges, but not the charges as they stand in whole.
The move is known as "pleading by exceptions and substitutions" and is a
strategy for negotiating the charges against him, which his attorney has tried
repeatedly to do, unsuccessfully, via other means during pre-trial
U.S. WikiLeaks Criminal Probe
'Ongoing,' Judge Reveals 07 Nov 2012
A 2-year-old federal grand jury probe into the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks
is still "ongoing," a federal judge in Virginia revealed Wednesday in a brief ruling. It's the first official confirmation
since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted asylum by the Ecuadorean government in August that the grand jury
investigation is continuing. U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady of Alexandria,
Virginia, noted the investigation in a legal flap surrounding three WikiLeaks
associates who lost their bid to protect their Twitter records from U.S.
investigators. The three had asked the court to unseal documents in their
Tepco terrorists too big to
fail: Tepco seeks more govt bailouts as
Fukushima costs soar
--Tepco indicates costs could rise to $120 bln 07 Nov 2012 Fukushima
nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Wednesday it would have
to seek more government funds to tackle the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster,
as cleanup costs soar four months after the utility was nationalised. A senior
minister said the government saw no alternative to providing continued support
for the utility, known as Tepco. Tepco officials suggested the costs of
compensation and decontamination could double to 10 trillion yen ($124.55
billion), making greater government support vital.
Election Night: Obama Drone Bombs
Several in Yemen 07 Nov 2012 On
Wednesday morning, as many Americans sifted through the voter data and exit poll
numbers of President Barack Obama's reelection the night before, the Twitter
feeds of close watchers of Yemen lit up with reports of another sort of
presidential event: an apparent U.S. drone strike had killed several individuals
in that country. There was no way of being certain if the strike was indeed
American, or for that matter if it was a drone strike at all, although it had
all the markings of one. "All signs (after dark, suspicions of locals, target)
point to Sanhan strike being a US drone," Yemen-based freelance journalist Adam
Baron wrote on Twitter. Several other analysts concurred. A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
If it were a American strike, of course, it would have to have been authorized by Obama.
Car Bomb Attacks Kill 3 People in
Iraq 08 Nov 2012 Iraqi officials say
two car bombs have killed three people and wounded at least seven in a town
south of Baghdad. Police officials say the first bombing took place in a
residential area of the predominantly Shiite town of Mohmoudiya early Thursday,
killing two people and wounding four. Another car bomb exploded seconds later at
a parking lot near the town's electricity directorate, killing one person and
Car bomb near Iraqi military base
kills 33 06 Nov 2012 A suicide
bomber driving a car packed with explosives detonated the vehicle near an Iraqi
military base as soldiers changed shifts north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at
least 33 people and wounding 56, according to authorities. The blast struck
around midday as troops were leaving the base in Taji, 20 kilometers (12 miles)
north of the capital, police said. Twenty-two soldiers were among the dead, and
several vehicles were damaged, they said.
Obama re-election protest
escalates at Univ. of Mississippi; racial slurs, 2 arrests
reported 07 Nov 2012 A protest at
the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama
grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a
riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. The
university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union
began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20
minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others
used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement
Congressman Dennis Kucinich's Home Was Broken into and
Ransacked 07 Nov 2012 Rep. Dennis
Kucinich (D-OH), who represents the 10th Congressional District, arrived home on
Monday to find that his home had been broken into and
ransacked. According to the Cleveland
Division of Police, someone entered the home by using a rear window in the
kitchen area. The incident is said to have occurred around 10pm on Sunday, and
it was reported by someone other than Kucinich, although it is not clear what
the person's relationship is to the lawmaker.
Nancy Pelosi's home in Napa County
burglarized 06 Nov 2012 House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got some bad news Monday, but it wasn't from the
polls on election eve. Thieves broke into a home owned by the longtime
Democratic representative for San Francisco on Monday afternoon, smashing two
glass doors and setting off an alarm. No one was home at the time of the
Record number of women elected to
U.S. Congress 07 Nov 2012 A record
number of women will serve in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives after
sweeping victories in Tuesday's election that challenged the traditional male
makeup of the U.S. legislative branch. Twenty women will serve in the 100-member
Senate and at least 81 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives will
be women. A few races still await final results from Tuesday's
voting. Numbers nerd Nate Silver's
forecasts prove all right on election night 07 Nov 2012 One big winner of US election night was the statistical
guru and unashamed numbers nerd Nate Silver, who correctly predicted not only
Barack Obama's victory but the outcome of the presidential contest in all 50
states. Silver, the political forecaster at the New York Times, infuriated
Republicans in the closing days of the race by arguing on his blog FiveThirtyEight.com that Obama's chances of winning were steadily increasing. His final
forecast gave Obama a 90.9% chance of victory. Silver also forecast 332
electoral college votes for Obama against 206 for Romney - the actual result,
assuming Obama's Florida victory is confirmed. Obama wins
reelection 07 Nov 2012 With polls
closed throughout the continental United States, President Barack Obama won
reelection by a comfortable margin in the Electoral College, while pulling ahead
in the popular vote after midnight, as returns began coming in from the West
Coast...Obama will repay those who turned out to vote for him by carrying out
measures that will devastate their jobs, living standards and social conditions.
The "grand bargain" that he has pledged to negotiate with the Republicans will
come at the expense of the working class, through trillions in cuts to Social
Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social
Mitt Romney campaign charges
reporters for access to election night party 05 Nov 2012 The campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt
Romney appears to be setting a precedent this election year in charging
journalists and news organizations for any access to a presidential campaign
headquarters on the night of the election. Romney, the former Massachusetts
governor who is locked in a tight race with Democratic President Barack Obama,
will be holding his election night gathering at the Boston Convention and
Exhibition Center, where access costs
anywhere from $75 for a chair in the ballroom to $1,020 for permission to use
the media filing center. Broadcast news organizations will be paying up to
$6,500 for workspace. 82-Year-Old Man Struck, Killed by
National Guard Vehicle in Chinatown
07 Nov 2012 An 82-year-old Queens man was struck and killed by a National Guard vehicle in Manhattan on Tuesday, police said. Kwok Fu was crossing
Canal Street near Centre Street in Chinatown around 1:25 p.m. when he was
struck, police said. Fu was taken to New York Downtown Hospital where he later
died. Nor'easter to bring high winds and
cold rain to New York and New Jersey
07 Nov 2012 Storm-weary residents in New York and New Jersey were braced
Wednesday for further misery, as a nor'easter bore down on the region
threatening high winds, rain and sleet. In advance of the fresh wave of bad
weather, authorities in New York City were taking precautions including the
closing of all parks and beaches, while urging the partial evacuation of coastal
areas. Coming so soon after superstorm Sandy inflicted widespread damage across
the north east, fears persist over the impact of cold weather and potential new
flooding on residents still cut off from power.
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Voting machine changes Obama to
Romney 07 Nov 2012 Computer
problems, as well as human ones, have drawn complaints across the US as millions
of Americans go to the polls. One Pennsylvania voter highlighted a problem with
voting machines on YouTube, complete with video, in which a touchscreen changed
his choice from President Barack Obama to Republican Mitt Romney. "I initially
selected Obama but Romney was highlighted," the man wrote. "I assumed it was
being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more
carefully, and still got Romney." This was not the first allegation of
foul-ups with electronic machines. In Ohio, some Republicans claimed machines
were changing Romney votes to Obama, while Democrats accused Republican state
officials of installing untested "experimental" software at the last
New York and New Jersey help
Sandy-hit residents vote in US election --Shuttle buses take the homeless and those without power to
non-damaged polling stations as new storm
approaches 06 Nov 2012 Residents of
areas of New York and New Jersey that were left without power when Hurricane Sandy
struck last week were on Monday being bused
to non-damaged polling stations, in order to vote. Executive orders have been
signed in both states to allow voters to cast their ballot at any booth, in an
attempt to accommodate people who were forced out of their homes by the
superstorm. Ernie Landante, a spokesman for the New Jersey Division of
Elections, said: "We are doing everything we can in this extraordinary situation
not to disenfranchise voters displaced by Sandy. Their voices and their votes
will be heard no differently than anyone else's."
Security chiefs refused order from
PM in 2010 to prepare military to strike Iran within hours if necessary, TV
report says 04 Nov 2012 Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered their
security chiefs in 2010 to have the military ready to attack Iran's nuclear
facilities within hours if necessary, but were rebuffed by the security chiefs,
an Israeli TV investigate news program claimed on Sunday. The order to step up
military readiness was given by Netanyahu and Barak to the then-chief of staff
of the Israel Defense Forces, Gabi Ashkenazi, and to the then-head of the
Mossad, Meir Dagan, at a meeting on an unspecified date, the report claimed. But
Dagan reportedly retorted that the order, if followed, might lead to a war based
on an illegal decision.
Billions more needed to refurbish
B61 nuclear bombs
--NNSA's internal agency bottom line for project in July had risen to *6.8
billion 04 Nov 2012 The National Nuclear Security Administration,
already under fire for billions of dollars of cost overruns, has underestimated
by billions more how much it will cost to refurbish the nation's stockpile of
B61 nuclear bombs, according to an independent cost assessment commissioned by
the agency. Already juggling its budget to cope with existing problems, the
agency will likely need to come up with another $1 billion per year for the next
few years if the project is to go ahead as currently envisioned, according to a
summary of the assessment obtained by the Journal.
US sailors on Okinawa charged with
gang rape, robbery 06 Nov 2012
Japanese authorities charged two U.S. Navy sailors Tuesday with gang r*ping and
robbing an Okinawan woman outside Kadena Air Base last month, an incident that
sparked a curfew for all U.S. servicemembers in the country. Seaman Christopher
Browning and Petty Officer 3rd Class Skyler Dozierwalker, both 23, are accused
of choking and raping the woman in a parking lot for nearly an
hour Oct. 16, according to the Naha public prosecutor's office and
police statements. Browning is also charged with stealing 7,000 yen (about *87)
from the woman’s bag during the assault.
Protests in Tokyo Against US
Osprey Aircraft 04 Nov 2012
Thousands of people have rallied against American deployment of Osprey military
aircraft on a southern Japanese island amid escalating anti-U.S. military
sentiment following recent crimes. Protesters gathered Sunday at a Tokyo park
demanding removal of 12 MV-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft from Okinawa. Ospreys were
deployed in October despite local opposition over safety concerns following two
crashes elsewhere. They chanted, "Ospreys out! Marine Corps out!"
KBR Ordered to Pay *85 Million
Over Soldiers' Toxin Exposure 06 Nov
2012 A jury on Friday ordered an American military contractor to pay *85 million
after finding it guilty of negligence for illnesses suffered by a dozen Oregon
soldiers who guarded an oilfield water plant during the Iraq war. After a
three-week trial, the jury deliberated for just two days before reaching a
decision against the contractor, Kellogg Brown and Root. The suit was the first
concerning soldiers' exposure to a toxin at a water plant in southern
KBR Ordered to Pay Troops *85
Million in Chromium Case 03 Nov 2012
KBR Inc., the largest U.S. military contractor [terrorists], must pay 12 U.S.
soldiers *85 million in noneconomic and punitive damages for negligently
exposing the troops to toxic chromium dust at a company worksite in Iraq in
2003, a federal court jury in Portland, Oregon, said. The case was the first to
go to trial against Houston-based KBR over injuries suffered by its employees or
by troops guarding the workers at company sites in Iraq.
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