Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The blog of Judge James Del Rio

The Jimmy Hoffa/ Martin Luther King Connection
I thought this was cool.

The blog of Judge James Del Rio

The life and times of the controversial former Michigan State Representative and Detroit Judge James Del Rio

Back ahead to the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King, by then the undisputed national leader of the civil rights movement, and Jimmy Hoffa, undisputed boss of the Teamsters union, exchange a series of friendly letters and telegrams, and Hoffa personally hands King a check for twenty-five big ones, for which King is eternally grateful…

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FOIA Verifies Federal Investigation Of Detroit Land Bank Authority, MSHDA, MHA

In the spirit of fuchsia...

State letter notes firing, reassignment in Detroit demo probe

Please, keep in mind, the Federal Bureau of Investigation only investigates criminal matters, not civil, criminal, like they are pretty darn sure indictments will ensue from their work on a criminal investigation.

Not an audit.

Not an administrative review.

Not even an examination.

The FBI does criminal investigations, that have gone through its administrative structures, via federal law, or even international, depending on the criminal matter, which is not civil, so the likelihood of a successfully communicating the findings of the investigation to the U.S. Attorney's Office is quite significant.

NOTE TO SELF: Find out annual stats on how many FBI investigations were rejected by the U.S. Attorney General.

Detroit — A former high-ranking member of the Detroit Building Authority was terminated and a land bank staffer who oversaw Detroit's blight elimination was reassigned over problematic bid awards for the city's federally funded demolition program, according to a document released amid a 2016 state audit that found evidence of possible "bid rigging" and "collusion."

No, really?

The previously redacted Sept. 30, 2016, letter, sent by the homeownership director of the Michigan Homeowner Assistance Nonprofit Housing Corp. to the U.S. Treasury, identifies former Detroit Building Authority deputy director Jim Wright as a "key staff person" terminated from the program over the issues, and a second Detroit Land Bank staffer, Marti Delgado, reassigned to another area "that does not have any roles and responsibilities with blight elimination or handling of any Hardest Hit blight funding."

Correct me if I am wrong, but is this the same Jim Wright from DMC and Wayne County? Oh, I remember this one.  This goes back to Hamtramck. This is going to get interesting.

The full letter — which also referenced an ongoing federal criminal investigation into the program — was made public Monday as part of a lawsuit filed last fall by activist Robert Davis over the release of audit and financial documents related to the state's investigation of the program.

The beauty of FOIA.  We have official confirmation that there is an ongoing investigation with grand juries. How do I know about the grand juries? This is Detroit.

The revelation comes after the audit, first made public this spring through the Freedom of Information Act, detailed admissions from Wright and Delgado regarding the manipulation of bid awards. The 2016 audit, at the time, also suspected "bid rigging" and "collusion" between the city's building authority, the Detroit Land Bank and program contractors.

They were doing that creative billing of cubic space, like air. Seriously.

Wright, according to the 2016 state audit released to The Detroit News, admitted to contract price manipulation that included hiding some demolition overages by spreading them over other properties so it appeared none of the work exceeded cost limits set by the state.

The practice — which kept each property under a $25,000 required cap — shifted costs "arbitrarily" to other properties, Delgado and Wright both admitted in a July 2016 interview with Tom Golden, who led the investigation for the state.

This was done to abide by a per property funding cap set by the MHA. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority, which distributes federal dollars for the program, was not aware of it, according to the audit. But Detroit's Building Authority Director David Manardo was, according to interviews conducted during the audit.

MSHDA is not absolved from anything at this point.

“He knew of this practice. That it was done. There was no malice intent," Wright told Golden of Manardo. "He wanted to remove the blighted homes at the same contract value. And I agreed to adjust the other properties upwards to make up for the reductions. If the contractors would agree to reduce the price on those properties over the cap then we’d agree to shift those amounts to other properties in the same package. Make up the difference. ... It should not have been done that way."

Wright, who oversaw the blight removal program, abruptly resigned in August 2016, according to city officials at the time. Delgado, a compliance manager for the land bank, left the blight elimination program in January 2017.

I swear, those quit claim deeds were jacked up.  That is why there were issues tearing down the wrong properties.

Wright hung up when reached by phone Monday. A relative for Delgado said she was not available.

Sometimes it is not wise to make public statements during a federal investigation.  Just saying.

The city's demolition program has been the subject of federal, state and local reviews since it came under scrutiny in the fall of 2015 in the wake of bidding concerns and soaring costs.

John Roach, a spokesman for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, said the city does not comment on personnel matters. But he added that Detroit "has been completely transparent with its demolition program and has fully cooperated with every state and federal inquiry into the program."

What about transparency with the other programs associated with properties, like...uhm...property taxes and the Detroit Land Bank Authority?  Tell us the story how the Detroit Land Bank Authority levies taxes, what they do with the taxes they levy, and how come they are levying taxes.  Oh, and tell us the tale of how a city fee becomes a county foreclosure tax!  And I really want to hear to story on how the Detroit Land Bank Authority is operating with the city when it never incorporated, and do not forget the one on how the Detroit Land Bank Authority was representing you, Uncle Duggan, in a court of law.

Oh, boy! I am so excited.  Better get more popcorn.

"All of the issues raised in the MHA audit were addressed and resolved a year ago and detailed in two press conferences conducted by Mayor Duggan," Roach wrote in an email.

"The land bank and the state agreed on a financial settlement over disputed billings to the state, and there was no finding of wrongdoing on the part of the city or the land bank. Since these issues were settled, the U.S. Treasury Department has released another $132 million to Detroit’s demolition program to allow it to continue its work."

Roach said initial concerns raised by the auditor involving Manardo were not substantiated after a full investigation of land bank and building authority computers and documents.

"In the preliminary stages of the investigation, the auditors raised the possibility that Dave Manardo may have had some responsibility for the ineligible billing practices," Roach said. "We cannot speak to the statements made by Jim Wright during his interview with the auditors."

Were they demolishing properties they never filed quiet titles on? Hmmmm......

State officials on Monday deferred comment on the audit and Davis' claims to the state Attorney General's Office, which is handling the litigation Davis filed against MHA and the state treasury. A spokesperson reached late Monday declined comment, citing the pending litigation.

Oh, I gotta pull this case.  It will be worth the bottle returns.  Or, I guess I could just email the attorney.

MHA Homeownership Director Mary Townley, during a February deposition in Davis' lawsuit, said there had been concerns of "possible bid-rigging" but the investigation, at the time, was "still ongoing with no final determinations being made."

I believe MHA Homeownership may have a few other issues they are currently dealing with pertaining to SIGTARP.

Katie Bach, a spokeswoman for MSHDA, noted Monday that "it wasn't MHA's role to conclude if there was bid-rigging, as that is a law enforcement determination."

Hold your horses, there, little buckaroo, a judicial determination is coming, too.

MHA, while pursuing its investigation and seeking payback of any funds inappropriately spent by the land bank, also prepared a presentation to update law enforcement on irregularities in the land bank's use of the federal dollars for demolition, she said.

Ladies and gentlemen, it seems we have ourselves whistleblowers, fully cooperating with the federal investigation.  Congratulations MHA, for doing the right thing and help me stop these people from stealin'!!!

"MHA is not aware of the status of any law enforcement investigations that may have resulted from that disclosure," she said.

MHA hired Golden in spring 2016 as well as the firm Ernst & Young to conduct a forensic audit of Detroit's Hardest Hit Fund program expenditures. In August, the state informed the city of the early issues uncovered.

NOTE TO SELF: I need to request a copy of that audit.

The federally funded program shut down for two months in August 2016 after the MHA review, in conjunction with MSHDA, turned up "mistakes" and "errors."

Ah! That is what we call "false claim" in the layman vernacular.  See, you can learn something new every day.

Since then, several controls have been strengthened. Among them, state housing authority employees are now embedded at the land bank and building authority to provide compliance support. Treasury accepted the new procedures Oct. 14, 2016, and work resumed.

Hmmm...are they really MSHDA employees or, oh, how shall I phrase this, "intelligence experts" who are not "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending). I just love to speculate, but hey, what do I know?


There's no place like Motown!

Duggan first revealed in February 2017 that the state's review of the program's billing practices had turned up a total of $7.3 million in what MSHDA argued were "inappropriate" or "inaccurate" costs.

Early last year, the land bank repaid $1.37 million to address improper expenses identified by auditors for the state.

I am still trying to figure out how the Detroit Land Bank Authority wrote a bogus check considering the fact that I had the bank accounts.

Last June, the city's land bank also reached a settlement with state housing officials to pay $5 million to resolve a dispute over invoices the state said were improperly submitted for repayment in the demolition program. At the same time, the state agreed to make another $5 million available to the city for tearing down houses.

Sshhh...that is what we, who are not "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending), call kickbacks, money laundering, and racketeering.  Sshhhh....

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Is Ben Carson Getting In On The Detroit Land Bank Authority School Play?

Related imageThis almost slipped past me.

Ben Carson makes his HUD announcement at Life Remodeled, the same Life Remodeled that has some Detroit Bankruptcy - Detroit Land Bank Authority issues on property ownership.

Here is the backgrounder, and for those who do not click the link, I have provided the documents of the property acquisition, below.

Time To Audit God: Detroit World Outreach, Child Welfare Fraud & Detroit Land Bank Authority

Learn more: BEVERLY TRAN: Time To Audit God: Detroit World Outreach, Child Welfare Fraud & Detroit Land Bank Authority http://beverlytran.blogspot.com/2017/06/time-to-audit-god-detroit-world.html#ixzz5ItwiHJmc
Stop Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare 


I just find Ben's choice of venue to make such an announcement to be extremely interesting, even more interesting than the face of Mike Duggan.

Ben Carson backs off HUD plan that would raise rents

U.S. HUD Secretary Ben Carson speaks at Life Remodeled,Detroit — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Thursday backed off aspects of a controversial proposal this spring that would have led to higher rents for low-income households in the United States.

Carson, during a news conference in Detroit, said the plan was considered in April as officials were faced with budget restrictions. Since then, he said, more funding has come through, eliminating the need to impose the rent increases, as proposed, in favor of other options.

"The original rent increases were to make sure we didn't have to raise rents on elderly and disabled people and now we have some increased funding and we're not going to have to do that," Carson told reporters in Detroit after a news conference unveiling plans for the first of what will be more than a dozen hubs across the country to aid low-income households in the path to "self-sufficiency."

"The key thing to remember is that everything we're doing is aimed at elevating people and giving people an opportunity of removing some of the perverse incentives that have kept people in dependent positions," he said.

Carson on Thursday referenced a Detroit News/Associated Press article, "saying how horrible we were for raising all these rents on people." Carson said he's told the media that the consideration to raise rents was tied to HUD's budget restrictions. At that time, he said, it had been "the only option."
The “Make Affordable Housing Work Act,” announced on April 25, would allow housing authorities to impose work requirements, would increase the percentage of income poor tenants are required to pay from 30 percent to 35 percent, and would raise the minimum rent from $50 to $150 per month. For Metro Detroit, the move would boost housing costs by 21 percent on average, according to the new analysis.

"As far as the rents are concerned, they’re going to be simplified," Carson said Thursday, adding the numbers used for gross, rather than adjusted income, will depend on negotiations with Congress. 
"But again bear in mind: We would only raise rents if we have to raise rents. If we don’t have to raise them, that’s not part of the proposal. That has nothing to do with self-sufficiency, raising the rents. That has to do with practicality and making sure that we didn’t have to raise rents on the elderly, disabled or displaced people who are already in the program.”

Carson said rents will only need to be raised if they have to be, and he's confident he'll be able to work with Congress.

“Congress will work with us," he said. "We’re already in negotiations with them.”

Carson made the remarks as he stood alongside Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to announce a Detroit-based "Envision Center," one of what will be 17 around the nation.

Carson touted the plan as one of his signature initiatives to offer HUD-assisted families access to support services and expand use of the limited federal dollars for assistance to more people who need them.

The federal government is not putting money, only support, into the program that is leveraged by dollars from local public-private partnerships, Carson said.

"We're talking about our people, not Democrats or Republicans," Carson said. "The road to self-sufficiency is not an easy one. We must all come together and try."

Carson said the EnVision Centers will provide more solutions to help move families out of poverty and federal assistance to a "much more rewarding lifestyle."

In response to Carson's proposal for higher rents for those receiving HUD assistance, Duggan said he was "concerned for one hour" until Carson informed him Thursday that the proposal was first made when Carson thought the federal budget was being cut.

"Now the money has been reinstated, and there won't be any rent increase," Duggan told reporters. 
Earlier, the mayor told a crowd gathered at the Life Remodeled EnVision Center on Collingwood Street that the facility will bring services to people in the neighborhoods.

"This is about creating opportunity," Duggan said, adding that Carson is starting in Detroit with a place that can help individuals who need it most. "I think this is going to be great progress."

The center, officials said Thursday, will be a tenant in the Durfee Innovation Society. The facility features a gymnasium and will offer a makers space, educational and literacy programs for young children as well as neighborhood job training services. Life Remodeled is a city-based nonprofit that invests in Detroit neighborhoods and has been working for more than a year on renovations inside the former Detroit Public Schools building it's leasing from the district.

The EnVision Centers, to be located near public housing developments, will serve as incubators to support what Carson says are "four key pillars of self-sufficiency," including economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, and character and leadership.
The effort is driven by federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofits, faith-based leaders, public housing authorities and others. The centers, officials said, will leverage public-private partnerships to connect HUD-assisted households with services that offer pathways to self-sufficiency.

"All of us together, we are the answer," said Chris Lambert, Life Remodeled founder.
In Michigan, there will be two centers in Detroit and a third in Inkster, according to a HUD news release.

Other centers will be located in states from California to Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland said after the event that he's excited about the center and that Carson was in Detroit to announce it. But Carson's focus forward has to be on negotiations in Washington, D.C., he said.

"Mr. Carson needs to be in Washington, negotiating the principles that he talked about today and spending more time with Congress," Leland said. "I'm not sure he accurately explained the rough and tumble relationship that Congress has with this president. Carson should be in Washington to boost up those relationships and get to work."


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Natalie Goodnow Promulgates A Child Welfare Propaganda Legal Defense For Faith Based Trafficking Of Tiny Humans In Michigan

Natalie Goodnow. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.
Natalie Goodnow
Child Welfare Propagandist
Why in the world would anyone want to promote the dismantling of civil rights?
Let us ask Natalie Goodnow of the American Enterprise Institute, my favorite lil think tank that can crank out some child welfare propaganda better than rest.

AEI is the home of Madame Maura Corrigan (said in a high British accent), the godhead of the implementation of privatization which all started in child welfare.

Maura Corrigan likes to train people, so, of course, I wonder if she trained Natalie in this propaganda.

In this particular propaganda campaign to prepare for congressional hearings and the Michigan Auditor General report on privatization in child welfare, Natalie is defending Faith-Based Agencies, which just so happen to be all privatized.

The Michigan Children's Ombudsman, Orlene Hawks, who is still a few laps behind on what is going on, even expressed her concern about Michigan continuing to operate through privatization, so you know that is not working because we are just about only talking about Faith-Based Agencies.

The reason she is using Michigan as her example is because privatization in child welfare started here, in Michigan, under John Engler.

Yes, the same Engler who is have some issues over there at Michigan State University because child welfare privatization policies for the state came from there.

Yes, Natalie uses as her talking points platform in support of Faith-Based Agencies to circumvent that Michigan's child welfare system is still under federal court monitoring, of which I truly hope it will go under federal receivership because the system is rife with fraud.

Yes, Natalie focuses on Michigan, the state where former U.S. Representative Hansen Clark formally requested the U.S. Attorney General to investigate Michigan's child welfare system, which just so happens to be privatized and faith-based.

((Sshhhh, you did not hear this from me but Hansen Clark was never supposed to win that election because the "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) tried to rig it but the people really, really liked Hansen and so do I.))

Back to Natalie.

Anyway, Natalie also uses Catholic Charities as one of her working examples to hold up her waning argument with some dry rotted crutches of arcane chattel law, to justify the fact that just because Catholic Social Services was so jacked up in Michigan when it was under Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing (BCAL), the regulatory oversight for child welfare, that the state, through privatization policies, dismantled it, by contracting out, whereby the Attorney General will do nothing to prosecute, sanction, contractually debar, revoke licensing, or even recovery fraud, because it is a civil matter, dealing with a private corporation, which just so happens to be a non-profit, meaning you cannot FOIA or take any form of legal action because of one's membership in the population of "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth).

Catholic Social Services was so jacked up, and I only speak from personal experiences, that it did became a Corporate Shape Shifter and restructured under the legal umbrella of Catholic Charities.

As a matter of fact, Catholic Charities is so jacked up, I was calling them out as far back as 2015 to be probed, and, I have a sneaky suspicion that they were, hence the upcoming congressional hearings because they are already doing the for-profit side.

See, the for-profit side of privatized child welfare organizations make their money through Social Impact Bonds on Wall Street.

The non-profit sides likes to money launder, buy land and fund political campaigns.

I smell the collaborative work of George Bush, John Engler, Betsy DeVos and Maura Corrigan because Faith-Based was, and still is, bread and butter.

This is Faith-Based child welfare operational mentality in Michigan:


These Faith-Based Agencies are nothing but residuals of the peculiar institution because the Emancipation Proclamation forced them to shift over to the charity model to promulgate the trafficking of tiny humans, to maximize revenues, of course.



Behold, the child welfare propaganda of Natalie Goodnow, if that is even her real name.

How do I know?

Because I am the original source and I smell fear.

I smell it whenever I see a desperate online propaganda campaign in child welfare.

You can spot the models so easily it is not even a challenge to me anymore.

She privatized her tweets because she is a private contractor, even though she is generating public policy through legal defensive propaganda.

This is going to get really nasty and it is coming back home to Michigan.

There are no civil rights in child welfare because it is privatized.

In the spirit of fuchsia...

The Role of Faith-Based Agencies in Child Welfare

For decades, the government has relied on private child-welfare providers, including faith-based agencies (FBAs), to help care for children in foster care. There are about 440,000 children in care right now, about a quarter of whom are waiting for adoption. In places like Illinois, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, some FBAs have been forced to shut their doors because of their faith. Eighty members of Congress penned a letter on May 23 to President Trump urging him to protect faith-based child welfare providers. The future of FBAs in Michigan and Philadelphia are currently under threat.

In the big people world, we like to call this "decades long government relying upon private child welfare providers" privatization, Executive Order 12803 Infrastructure Privatization under George Bush, Sr.


The letter states:
“Child neglect, abuse, and abandonment are being fueled by the ongoing opioid epidemic, yet as more children are entering the foster care system we have fewer families available to provide safe and loving homes for them. ...
“We cannot allow history to repeat itself and shut out faith-based agencies doing crucial and quality work. Too much $$$ is at stake to place politics above the needs of our nation’s most vulnerable children. Members of Congress are working to develop legislative solutions. But this issue is so important that all branches of government must take responsible action.”
Members of Congress, the Executive Office, and the Judiciary are all working to develop solutions, but I do not think they will all be "legislative" solutions.(snicker).

*I did not archive that page.

Faith-based adoption agencies are too valuable to shut down

On May 18, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed into a law a bill that would allow faith-based child welfare providers to continue serving vulnerable children and families in accordance with their sincerely held religious beliefs. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a similar law on May 11. They join the ranks of seven other states that, over the last few years, have proactively protected FBAs that provide foster care and adoption services

lawsuit by the ACLU in Michigan — a state which currently protects FBAs — wants the state to stop allowing FBAs exemption from regulations that conflict with their faith. If the ACLU wins out, organizations like Catholic Charities would likely not be able to continue providing their services to vulnerable children.

ACLU sucks because it is constrained with their "token-box" check off system of class based animus certification future fundraising money laundering operations through their charitable partners in ignoring the fact that in child welfare, particularly in Faith-Based, there is the legal "Right To Lie" in foster care and adoption because they are immune from prosecution of false claims to the courts and to DHHS for cost reimbursements, in its stripping of civil rights.

My new report out for the Heritage Foundation looks at the important role of faith-based agencies (FBAs) in the child-welfare system. It also lays out what states would lose if many FBAs had to end their foster care and adoption services over regulations that conflicted with their sincerely held beliefs.  

Your report sucks and I salivate for the opportunity to pungently thrash you in a court of law, that way you are under oath and every time you lie or just regurgitate your child welfare propaganda in the record, I will be able to request to hold you in contempt, just by going through my databases that the world has access to with their thumbs on their hand held devices for real time castigation.

Heck, I bet I can get referrals on your for participating in some cover up racketeering activities, or civil rights violations, or just get you a scheduled ridicule your entire career in a public forum, of which I shall enshrine in the annals of history, all of your illustrious institutional instruction upon child welfare fraud.

Oh, I forgot, I also wrote a book.  You do know who is reading my book, right, Natalie?  If you do not, I strongly encourage you to go find out.

With a population of 325 million people — Hispanics, Christians, Asians, atheists, whites, Muslims, African Americans, Buddhists, Native Americans (and too many other religions, races, and ethnicities to list) — across 3,000 counties and two billion acres of intensely varied geography, the United States represents an incredibly diverse community. This is mirrored in a diverse set of providers that deliver human services to families across the nation, including foster and adoptive services. There are public, private, faith-based, and secular child-welfare agencies. They all abide by regulations and requirements set by their states, to ensure a certain standard of care for the children they serve. They all do important work. With the growing foster care and adoption needs of the country, there is plenty of room for all these agencies to roll up their sleeves and work together.

I just adore the use of these Linneaus based hierarchial classification taxonomies when dealing with lower level populations of "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth). It is just a Faith-Based thang, to make you feel better about the filing of false claims and trafficking tiny humans, you know.

Forcing agencies out because of their faith leaves other agencies to absorb their caseloads — requiring more caseworkers, more foster families to recruit and train, and more resources to serve these additional children. That is especially tough when many agencies are already staggering under the influx of children into foster care over the last five years.

No one is forcing you to leave your faith.  We just want you to stop trafficking tiny humans and put down your imperialistic morality parade drums because all you are doing is running a proactive propaganda defensive campaign because you know you are going to face legal, public query, in the not so distant future.

While nationwide the number of children in foster care has increased by 10 percent from 2012 to 2016, several states saw growth of over 50 percent in that time, like Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, and New Hampshire. The number of kids in care waiting for adoption increased 15 percent nationwide from 2012 to 2016. One of the primary driving factors in this increase is the opioid crisis — which has only continued to worsen.

It has worsened because Faith-Based funding is for propaganda purposes, only.  Did I tell you Michigan is looking into Faith-Based funding in child welfare?  No?  I just did.

This has increased the number of foster homes needed. However, many states have actually seen their foster-home capacity decrease over the last few years — either because their number of foster homes is going down, or because the number of foster homes isn’t increasing fast enough to keep up with the growing numbers of children in foster care. People of faith are more likely to step forward for this role. Research has found that practicing Christians are much more likely to adopt and foster, or even consider fostering, compared to the general population.

The number of foster homes are going down because "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth) do not qualify to be foster parents and most of them see a problem with the trafficking of tiny humans, or shall I just refer to its christian Faith-Based term of chattel.

There are also many examples of faith-based organizations and networks that excel at recruiting foster parents. The CALL in Arkansas helped recruit almost half the state’s foster families. Focus on the Family helped cut in half the number of children in Colorado waiting to be adopted. These are just two instances. Sometimes FBAs also do a better job at finding forever homes for populations that are traditionally harder to place, such as sibling groups and older youth. For example, 45 percent of all Catholic Charities adoptions were children with special needs in 2016.

Those trafficking tiny human networks are well established in the churches through Faith-Based funding.

FBAs are valuable partners for states and can help prevent children from languishing in care or aging out of the system without a permanent family. In a time of great need when there is a shortage of foster and adoptive families in many places, states that are looking to take full advantage of their local resources should embrace their faith communities. Likewise, faith networks and organizations should increase their efforts and commitment to families in need and help ensure that every child has a loving home.

I have a grand idea.  How about you stop stealing children, the land and the votes in the name of the tax exempt god?

Natalie Goodnow is a research fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and a visiting fellow at the Independent Women's Forum.


Oh, Natalie, you are being mean to my Sweetie in your incipient attempt at developing a legal defense through your Faith-Based propaganda.

You do understand the moral of the story..."Do not be mean to my Sweetie, Period."

I await our public encounter.

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JUDICIARY: Senate Hearing On "Examining the Inspector General's First Report on Justice Department and FBI Actions in Advance of the 2016 Presidential Election" June 18, 2018

It seems, the underlying tone of the hearing was about smearing people during a campaign cycle.

What is interesting is the fact that the campaign cycle for the U.S. House of Representatives is perpetual as that the term of office is only two years, so when do you draw the line on the right to smear a candidate?

Never.

In this particular hearing, smearing was done with taxpayer dollars, using federal resources of the executive and congress, and dare I also include judicial resources, through campaign activities that were taking place during the course of governmental business.

I know someone who was smeared in the same fashion as Trump.

And never forget, Perkins Coie Sucks.


The Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing entitled: “Examining the Inspector General’s First Report on Justice Department and FBI Actions in Advance of the 2016 Presidential Election" scheduled for Monday, June 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building will now be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.



Monday, June 18, 2018

Hillary Clinton Sucks

Hillary Clinton speaks out about the Trump Administration policy to separate children from families of immigrants at the U.S. border.



The funny thing is that Hillary Clinton to credit for her work in separating children from families in the United States during her 2016 Presidential Campaign, below.

Here greatest achievement, as she claims, is the Adoption and Safe Families Act, below, which is nothing more than the trafficking of tiny humans to maximize revenues for privatized NGOs, like the Clinton Foundation.

Unfortunately, the grand jury is still out since the Clinton Foundation never incorporated because it is a Corporate Shape Shifter.

Oh, and since it has been some time since I have reminded you, Perkins Coie Sucks.

#perkinscoiesucks

Hillary Clinton’s bipartisan effort in 1997 gave thousands of adopted kids a new home.

A bipartisan push for reform.

When Hillary was a law student at Yale, she volunteered at the local legal aid clinic under a young lawyer named Penn Rhodeen. It was there that she saw how important it was for children to have their own advocates in the legal system.

Together, Hillary and Penn represented a woman who had fostered a 2-year-old girl since birth and wanted to adopt her. At the time, Connecticut’s social services department had a strict policy against foster parents adopting, and so the child had been taken from her—even though she was the only mother the little girl had ever known.

Unfortunately, Hillary and Penn lost that case—and that experience inspired her to advocate for foster children within the legal system.

So when Hillary became first lady of the United States, she made sure improving our adoption and foster care system was a top priority. She convened child advocates and adoption experts in a series of White House meetings and those conversations led to a plan that was ultimately passed as the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. This groundbreaking piece of legislation improved our country’s foster system and helped thousands of children move from the foster care system to permanent, adoptive homes.
The legislation represents a fundamental shift in the philosophy of child welfare, from a presumption that the chief consideration ought to be returning a child to his biological parents to one in which the health and safety of the child is paramount.
The Washington Post reported at the time.
Within five years of the law’s passage, the number of adoptions from foster care nearly doubled across the country—and thousands of American children who waited for a stable, loving home were finally able to find a place to call their own.

But Hillary wasn’t going to stop there…


Hillary still understood that an estimated 20,000 young people “aged out” of the foster care system when they turned 18 each year, and many didn’t have anywhere to go.

“Just as they confront the critical transition to independence, they become ineligible for federal financial support, and a disproportionate number of them become homeless, living without health insurance or other crucial assistance,” Hillary wrote in her memoir, Living History.

She set out to change this, working with Republican Senator John Chafee and Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller on what became the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. The legislation made sure that young people aging out of foster care could still get access to health care, job training, housing assistance, and other support services they needed to transition into adulthood.

One of those young people was Shane:

Hillary first met Shane in the 1990s when she was working on the Adoption and Safe Families Act. At that time, Shane had aged out of the foster care system. Hillary asked Shane about his story and what would have made difference in his life.

“Aging out of foster care is one of the cruelest things we can do to a child. People aren’t jumping up and down to take in a 14-year-old black boy. Foster children are the forgotten children,” Shane remembers.

Hearing the personal experiences of foster children like Shane were fundamental in shaping the Foster Care Independence Act.

“Hillary has never forgotten about foster children,” Shane noted. “Once she was made aware that America had children languishing in foster care, that were just not moving, her attitude was: Not on my watch. Not while I’m first lady. That was groundbreaking.”

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Laura Bush Sucks

In 2011, Laura Bush advocated for the separation of children from families.

LAURA BUSH PSA

Texas CASA produces and distributes public service announcements (PSAs) for television and radio to assist programs in their efforts to raise awareness about CASA and to recruit more volunteers to serve more children in care.

The PSAs are available for CASA programs to use in their outreach and recruitment efforts. CASA programs are encouraged to download the spots and ask their local media outlets to play the spots.


In 2018, she forgot what she said in 2011.

Laura Bush sucks.

Laura Bush is a former first lady of the United States.

On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

You had no problem advocating for children being removed from families and put up for adoption when your people set up complex fraud schemes in NGO child welfare organizations in Texas to hustle and launder money.

I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.

How come you do not speak upon your advocacy of removing children from families?

Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. We also know that this treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular diseaseor die prematurely than those who were not interned.

Uh, it is called child welfare law.  This is foster care and adoption, domestic and international policies which advocate revenue maximization of human chattel, or, in this instance, the trafficking of tiny humans.

Americans pride ourselves on being a moral nation, on being the nation that sends humanitarian relief to places devastated by natural disasters or famine or war. We pride ourselves on believing that people should be seen for the content of their character, not the color of their skin. We pride ourselves on acceptance. If we are truly that country, then it is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents — and to stop separating parents and children in the first place.

You could not spell the word moral if you life depended on it.  You have never once spoken upon privatization of child welfare, which was implemented by your father in law.

People on all sides agree that our immigration system isn’t working, but the injustice of zero tolerance is not the answer. I moved away from Washington almost a decade ago, but I know there are good people at all levels of government who can do better to fix this.

You advocated zero tolerance with CASA.

Recently, Colleen Kraft, who heads the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a shelter run by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. She reported that while there were beds, toys, crayons, a playground and diaper changes, the people working at the shelter had been instructed not to pick up or touch the children to comfort them. Imagine not being able to pick up a child who is not yet out of diapers.

Imagine you child is snatch in the middle of the night to be thrown into an empty CPS office, to sleep on the floor, hoping to get a peanut butter sandwich for their daily meal, as the worker desperately searches for a foster care placement where the child will be engage in the first stage of a life of hell.

Twenty-nine years ago, my mother-in-law, Barbara Bush, visited Grandma’s House, a home for children with HIV/AIDS in Washington. Back then, at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis, the disease was a death sentence, and most babies born with it were considered “untouchables.” During her visit, Barbara — who was the first lady at the time — picked up a fussy, dying baby named Donovan and snuggled him against her shoulder to soothe him. My mother-in-law never viewed her embrace of that fragile child as courageous. She simply saw it as the right thing to do in a world that can be arbitrary, unkind and even cruel. She, who after the death of her 3-year-old daughter knew what it was to lose a child, believed that every child is deserving of human kindness, compassion and love.

Laura, darling, you do know they were running biomedical testing on those foster kids with HIV/AIDS?

In 2018, can we not as a nation find a kinder, more compassionate and more moral answer to this current crisis? I, for one, believe we can.

As soon as we do asset forfeiture on your NGOs that traffic tiny humans.



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Sunday, June 17, 2018

The CPS Files: How to use Fathers Day as CPS / Foster Parent Recruitment Propaganda

How to use Fathers Day as CPS / Foster Parent Recruitment Propaganda



First of all, I want to wish all the real fathers out there a very happy Fathers Day.

For those who are fighting, I wish you the best for your children who need their dad's in their lives and for you who are suffering with the pain of not being able to be there.  I know the pain and I know the struggle.  I know God chose you to be that kids dad.


Sadly, I also know how CPS likes to rub it in our faces and use this day to tout their cause by highlighting a foster parent or a dad who adopted a child from the system, like Eric DeVoe here from Liberty Township Ohio.
It's not about what you can do, it's about what you are willing to do. 
That's Eric DeVoe's take on being a father and opening his home to about 25 children in need of a home since 2012. Eric, 43 and his wife, Teri, have worked with Fairfield County Job and Family Services to offer respite and foster care to children of all ages for the last six years. 
https://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/local/2018/06/15/biological-foster-adoptive-father-family-25-children-reflects-fathers-day/702913002/
Or like Lee Hoover of San Antonio Texas...
"It took me a while to realize - this is going be my first Father's Day. It's pretty neat,” foster dad Lee Hoover says. 
http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/for-foster-family-fathers-day-has-new-meaning
CPS often engages with news reporters in an effort to raise awareness about the "need for foster parents" for an ever growing number of children who have been taken away from their parents.  They put the necessary information in the middle of a heartwarming story about a family that grew thanks to the foster care system and their "personal calling" to get involved.

Apparently, Fathers Day is extra special for them or something like it is for Kenneth Sutton of Warren Michigan.
Kenneth Sutton of Warren has to work on Father’s Day. But he got the week after the holiday off and he and his wife Keisha are taking their girls to Michigan Adventures. Sutton and his wife became foster parents first and are now in the process of adopting both girls.
http://www.macombdaily.com/lifestyle/20180617/he-was-their-foster-parent-and-now-hes-their-dad
But these types of stories have a specific purpose.  That purpose is recruit more foster parents as the article goes on to say...
The adoptions also mean Michigan’s foster care system is down by two parents. 
“That’s how we lose most of our foster parents and the reason we need to recruit more,” said Kelli Dobner of Clinton Township, new chief advancement officer for Samaritas. “In 2017, 42 percent of our foster families became adoptive families, and in 2018, to date, 68 percent have become adoptive families.”
As you can see, CPS uses this day to promote the Foster Care Fairy Tale of love and happily ever after which is an attempt by a reporter and CPS to move ones hearts towards becoming a foster care provider.  It's a way to plant the seed.  It's a way to get people to look into it.  What it leaves out is discussion about all the challenges that one might face in dealing with a kid who has been bounced through 10 different homes or walks around like a zombie from all the psych meds they pump into them.

But if you think all of that's bad, get this.  In West Virginia they're using Father's Day to recruit gays.
The Dixons said they would highly recommend fostering to other families who love kids and have room in their home. The hurdles in the process, the Dixon’s said, were worth it to be able to get their son. 
“I think a lot of people don’t think they can do it if they are single, if they are gay, if they are a different race … even myself I was worried about that, but that’s not the case at all,” Lee Dixon said. “There was always a way around it. I think it is the best thing even if they are not with us forever, but at least that moment in time, we know we made an impact on that little boy’s life.
http://www.journal-news.net/news/local-news/2018/06/area-foster-fathers-make-a-difference-in-childs-life-amid-statewide-shortage/
Now I'm not against Gay people adopting children.  I know a few who are great parents.  But I am against CPS stealing babies and I do need state that this is a whole new potential market of foster care providers who are helping them to do so by providing warehousing space, and who are targeted as an audience by this particular author.

I think it's quite pathetic really that people buy into this crap, but they do.  It's that sheeple mentality that you read so many conspiracy theorists talking about.  It's that pretty picture that the media tends to paint about Child Protective Services and the Foster Care System.  It's because it takes CPS being up ones ass for that person to see the light and most people haven't experienced it yet.

The fact is that real dad's make their own babies and Father's Day should be a day for them.  Fathers Day should be a day to promote the importance of a dad being in a child's life and and help them to get involved.





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Friday, June 15, 2018

New Canadian Study Finds Babies From Are Snatched From Foster Kids

The following study looks at the cycle of Child Protective Services in Canada by examining data to see if foster kids who have babies, have their babies snatched, too.
Do I really have to tell you what they found?
I guess, I do because no one cares.
Yes, foster youth who have babies in foster care will have their parental rights terminated and the child will be put up for adoption.
These agencies have to keep operating, you know.

In the United States, it is called "red flagging".

Once you have received any form of social assistance, your generations and extended family is automatically flagged for possible removal of children, just because the individuals involved in Child Protected Services possess the innate ability to predict the future, you know.

They can predict future abuse and neglect, so if you are in foster care, under the aegis of the state, and you go and get pregnant, whether it be through rape, prostitution, or your basic human trafficking to buy something to eat for that day, your child will be automatically snatched, as the state is the de facto legal parent, and, at any time, can file to terminate parental rights, which they normally do not as the mother is already a ward of the state, and the baby is put up for adoption.

The term being adopted today for this type of human marketing is called asset forfeiture, where, if you receive social assistance, you must sign over your rights to any ownership, including the legal interests of your children.

Remember, poverty is the crime of abuse and neglect.
For my favorite example of a child welfare organization harvesting children, I use Vista Maria as my go to tool.

Vista Maria Grows Its Own Human Crops

Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever. Leviticus 25:44-46.



Have a great day!
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The CPS Files: 3 Sneaky Public Relations Tactics used by CPS Agencies in the media to improve their public image

3 Sneaky Public Relations Tactics used by CPS Agencies in the media to improve their public image


Introduction

If you are ever going to understand CPS and how they get away with what they do, then we must look at it from the big picture perspective as being a 'social service entity' in a world full of people which we'll call 'Society,' and the purpose CPS serves for society as well as the purpose which it states, which is also how it justifies it's existence.
  • The purpose CPS serves - to coordinate and acquire funding for services for targeted at risk children and families. (Those who have CPS in their lives are probably engaging in or soliciting some sort of services, whatever they may be.)
  • The purpose CPS states  - to protect children from abuse and neglect.  (this is also the proclaimed justification for the existence of CPS.)
It must be understood that only a tiny portion of society has been effected by CPS and the rest think that CPS protects children from abuse and neglect and would report you if they disagreed with your parenting for whatever reason.  It doesn't matter that CPS is known for doing horrible things to children and families, with countless stories being shared in the family rights groups on Facebook, the agencies PR people are somehow always able to spin it out into something beneficial for the agencies.

Only once somebody experiences CPS involvement in their lives, does one begin to understand what a monster CPS is, but only from the perspective of an individual who has been singled out and is suffering from a whole range of emotions that comes with the threat of and/or process of having their children taken away and fighting to get them back.  Meanwhile, everybody else thinks that you must have abused and neglected your kids, or why would CPS investigate you or become involved in your lives, because protecting children from abuse and neglect is what they think CPS does.

You would think that most people would be horrified at the thought of a powerful agency like CPS coming to take children away and throwing them into a cold and heartless system, because that's what they really do.  Regardless, CPS has a good public image for the most part, because the public relations departments are able to spin the business of child trafficking by social worker into heroes protecting the sweet innocent children from abuse and neglect.  Even when the agencies are utter failures at protecting kids resulting in a high number of child abuse deaths, the public relations departments have been able to spin it into a need for more workers, more training, more foster homes, more services and whatever other growth opportunities there may be.


PR

Protecting children from abuse and neglect is what CPS wants people to think they're all about.  Not only is it what they want you to think, it's a carefully crafted public image that is put forth through the media under consultation of the Public Relations Departments of the agencies, to educate people regarding getting them on board to help CPS target families and children for CPS involvement as well as housing and caring for the children when they are removed from their homes.

Public Relations is defined as:
the professional maintenance of a favorable public image by a company or other organization or a famous person. 
~ Google Dictionary
So basically it's peoples jobs to make CPS look good, but how do they do that?  Lets take a look at just a few of the ways.


Special Awareness Raising Events

This is how they reach out to the public.

In order to be pro-active in the community or solicit funds, CPS agencies often hold special fun events to raise awareness about their child abuse prevention efforts, which usually gets more people calling the child abuse hotline, or recruiting foster care providers, or fundraising or something along that line.



During the months of April and May, for example, which are declared National Child Abuse Prevention month and National Foster Care Awareness month respectively, such special events are in full gear all across the country with pinwheel gardens and blue ribbon ceremonies.  These activities are not limited to those two months however because they can take place any time, especially if there is a need for new foster homes due to a spike in child removals.

CPS Agencies often uses these events as an opportunity to spread the CPS propaganda which benefits the people who are trying to grow their businesses working with abused and neglected kids, teaching false doctrines such as the number of calls to the child abuse hotline is what's important.

But most of all, these events make people feel important.  It makes them feel like they've made a difference in the lives of children, and all they had to do was fly a kite or buy a pinwheel to stick in the ground.


Generate Fear and Outrage Against Parents

It's no secret that CPS are fear mongers who like to blow things out of proportion to make the problem of child abuse appear worse than it actually is.  When they really are the worst, then the media might put them under the microscope, but usually they spin it in a way that generates fear and outrage against parents and not against the system that is plagued with systematic failures including the consistent unnecessary tearing apart of families.

They do this by keeping people focused on that one horrible child abuse case that the media has taken off with, rather than the problems that led to that child not getting the protection that they needed.  The agencies are then able to run wild because everybody is focused on that one horrible case.

The way it plays out is this.  A child dies.  CPS could have saved that child but didn't.  Then the PR people kick in, "don't focus on that, focus on the poor abused and neglected child.  You know, the poor little things.  Children shouldn't have to suffer like that, that's why you need to call the child abuse hotline if you suspect anything."

Also, by keeping one focused on some horrible child abuse case that the media has taken off with, the general public tends to demand that the agencies do more to protect kids rather than fix the problems that CPS has, which in turn causes the states governments to pass new laws and throw more money at the problem and make it easier for them to take your kids away, therefore causing a growth opportunity for CPS.

The trick is to divert ones attention away from the failures and corruption of the agencies and instead focused on some horrible child abuse case.  They tell the story in a way that shocks people, moves their hearts or calls them to action to make CPS do more.  This is called manufacturing support.


Foster Care Fairy Tales

One of my many major criticisms of the CPS and Foster Care Systems is that the kids who go in usually come out of it all messed up.  They are often bounced from home to home, sometimes ending up in psychiatric institutions and juvenile detention facilities due to a lack of better placements.  Then when they age out, they do so with nothing, ending up homeless or incarcerated with no high school diploma, no family ties, no real life skills, etc.  Unfortunately, we hear little about this issue in the news media.  The occasional article in the back of the paper maybe.  A video or two once in a while.

What we see much more of is this: the media is painting a pretty picture of the system, selling love and happiness and that nice warm feeling that you get deep inside from knowing that you might have made a difference in a child's life.  There are many more of these stories coming across the news feeds.  They are great at making these people look like heroes.

I like to call this foster care fairy tales, because they always sell you on the happily ever after ending.  Not the struggles and challenge's you will face by getting involved.  This sort of thing tends to hit the people who are looking to adopt or who would consider fostering because their hearts were moved by something they saw on TV.  And when they think of Child Abuse, they think of the sweet little helpless babies, so it's much easier to place smaller children in foster homes than it is teenagers.  Many foster care providers are hoping this might lead to an adoption so they are only willing to take the smaller children leaving teenagers a forgotten group with few options.


Conclusion

As I suggested in the introduction, most people in society have a favorable opinion of CPS and the agencies who work with them.  They can't possibly understand the very real problems that CPS is causing, because they are taught to believe that CPS is good.  They are taught that foster parents are angels among us.

It takes the experience of CPS in your life to get an understanding of what they're all about but by then, you're one of those demonized parents accused of abuse or neglect of a sweet innocent child while CPS are the heroes coming to rescue your kids, often without it being necessary at all.



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