Standing With Sling in Hand Against Goliath
Arise! The enemy is upon ye!
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“If even One Family does not have to suffer, it will be worth My Lifetime’s
wait for the day when Marilyn’s “One Family”
is not next one in line for the evil ravages of cps.
It will be that day when cps no longer exists!... egpyt
From Group’s Panda Bear:
I swore never to be
silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.
We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
-- Elie Wiesel
Take online caseworker test
to evaluate which rights cw's violated
Advice in Participation:
Helping others through the Nightmare
Reform or Obliteration?
Class Action Lawsuits
Getting your kids to sue CPS
Online Research to gather information
Write a guidebook on a particular aspect of the problem
Sue their pants off! Doing the work for an attorney to reduce costs
Peruse YouTube.com (a search can be done) for videoclips on cps destruction
Links & Descriptions
TK, rally, doll protest, ongoing research areas.
– for any of the above areas, there is direction. If a particular subject
interests you, starting points can be provided
Also, if there is one you can think of, please add.
(From Child Welfare Information Gateway)
Rethinking Child Welfare Practice
Under the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997: A Resource Guide
The provisions of the Adoption and Safe Families Act
(ASFA) intended to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of
children will have a significant impact on child welfare practice. ASFA
requires state child welfare agencies to engage parents early in the
process, redesign service delivery to achieve permanency goals for children,
ensure sufficient resources for families, and partner with the courts. This
guide provides a framework for redesigning child welfare practice. It
includes an analysis of the key provisions of the Adoption and Safe Families
Act and identifies casework practices that are consistent with the law. It
highlights the recommendations ...
Systems of Care
This bulletin provides information on systems of care,
the name of an approach that builds partnerships to create a broad,
integrated process for meeting the variety of physical, mental, social,
emotional, educational, and developmental needs of at risk children in the
child welfare system. Information includes: the relationship of child
welfare and systems of care; the application of systems of care for
improving access to and availability of services to children and families;
the guiding principles of systems of care with emphasis on interagency
collaboration, strengths-based assessment, cultural competence,
community-based services, and family involvement, and a list of
organizations involved ...
Schaefer has spoken out to reveal that she is disgusted with what she has
seen with the corruption of CPS. Her stance is to eradicate entirely (many
have this view) by terminating the Welfare Act Title IV-E, etc.
State Senator, 50th
Nancy Schaefer for
March 18, 2008
First, let me thank you
from the bottom of my heart for coming to the Capitol of Georgia to record
your painful message. You did a wonderful job and I was so proud of you.
However, a spouse of one
of you who came to record, sent letters to the Capitol and to several
different people in opposition to the taping and accused his spouse of lying
about him and on and on. With that, Capitol Security brought the recording
to an end because of the threats in the letters.
I am very sorry this
happened. However, this was another indication of how quickly the opposition
I had at the Capitol would act to quickly end our opposition to CPS/DFCS
You have heard by now, I
am sure, that my bill, SB 415, was gutted and rendered of no value by the
Chairman of the Judicial Committee and or others. The three main points were
stripped out of the legislation. They were:
1. The opening of
family court to remove the culture of secrecy;
2. The removal of
the financial incentives for adopting children out who are taken wrongly
from their parents and given to strangers;
3. The removal of
immunities from Child Protective Services or DFCS in order to keep
corruption down and bring in accountability
I pulled the bill rather
than seek to work with an empty, do nothing piece of legislation that the
leadership had shown they were not going to support or offer any real
Please know that the
opposition surrounding this bill was fierce, and that it still is, but I am
not down and we are not through. We have only just begun, and with God’s
help, which we already have, this court-sanctioned abuse of children and
families will end.
Now, two things;
One, we can come
together and record again and I will set up the time and place. I really
feel that the CD is important and I would like it to be on my website for
future needs where it could be used to promote the cause. If you are
interested in joining me again to record, please call, Jody at 706-754-8321
and let her know.
Second, I am
running as a candidate for Congress from the 10th District. If I
can be successful, I will carry this work for children and families to
Washington with me. I would be grateful for your prayers and support.
Let me hear from you. Do
not give up. Stay strong and pray for the victory that will in time be ours.
We love and appreciate
you and we pray for you.
State Senator, 50th
Nancy Schaefer for
Make Sure you see the
article entitled The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services from
Senator Nancy Schaefer
ancyschaefer. com/articles. php?filter= 6
Read this message
from the bottom up...This fellow is looking for stories...any stories...to
add to his web site. If you read his message and then read what I wrote to
him...then his response you will see what I am getting at. We NEED to join
when we can with other groups to get the message out on this corruption in
I have invited Keith
to join our FP Allegations NFPCAR group so hopefully he will. At any rate,
his contact info is at the bottom of his message at the bottom of this
email. Nancee in CA
Most def, I need/want
these stories, I would create a separate page if need be for just CPS
issues. In fact I am even now going over a story on these issues. I am
shocked of the response I have had on this issue. Unbelievable! The blog
site that was created for me on this issue is freaking out because this site
has gotten over 200 responses in 3 days. The owner of the site told me he
has had 90 responses in 2 yrs. He is concerned of over load. I am hoping to
find a way to get a web site to get it all up. No worry though, I need to
get these issues out there! It is time that parental kidnapping and Judicial
corruption is brought to the publics attention.
In a message dated
2/27/2008 11:03:20 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
I was wondering if you
would be interested in the Foster child kidnapping side that CPS frequently
indulges in? I can put you in touch with tons of FP's who were in the
process of adopting their foster child and who CPS came in just days/weeks
before the adoption was final and "legally kidnapped" the children and
placed them back into the system for monetary gain. I can be reached at
the email address below...
CA State Director for
President...NFPCAR Board of Directors
CEO, Foster Parent
Field Rep for Foster
Parent Legal Solutions
Former Foster Parent
has to be a way to switch the funding to keeping families together by having
the foster and bio's work together even though they are mandated by law we
know they don't do it .. and we all know its about money ... so we need to
funnel the incentives to help families and fosters keep together ...
State Rep. Darryl Owens,
net/metro/ louisville- ky-in)
, is introducing legislation designed to put more safeguards into the
process by which children are removed from their parents. If enacted, the
bill would further protect the due process rights of parents, slightly
increase accountability for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family
Services staff and provide increases in the fee scale for court-appointed
attorneys for children and their parents. The legislation also calls for
increasing the pay for court-appointed attorneys for indigent parents and
children to further protect the rights of both. The fees haven't been
increased in several years and attorneys spend months
working on a case for $250 or at most $500. Under the proposed legislation,
fees for court-appointed attorneys would be increased from $500 to as much
as $1,500, but they would have to justify those fees to the state. One new
provision in the proposed legislation gives Kentucky's chief justice the
ability to establish rules to manage juvenile and child protection cases.
The legislation also calls for parents -- and children if they are old
enough -- to meet with their court-appointed attorney before they go to
court for the first time. That does not happen now. And the bill says that,
as of July 1, 2010,
attorneys would have to prove that they had received specialized training
before they could be placed on a
new list that would allow them to be appointed by the court to represent
children and parents. Tom Burch, D-Louisville, chairman of the House Health
and Welfare Committee, said he thinks the legislation will have more
lawmakers pushing for it this time. There also a possibility that in this
would join most states in opening child protection courts.
is one of 21 states that closes child protection proceedings. Chief Justice
Joseph E. Lambert is surveying judges to see whether they would be in favor
of a bill. Rep. Susan Westrom, D-
net/city/ lexington- ky)
plans to introduce a bill that would strengthen legislation that she
introduced in 2007 that resulted in the tracking of complaints against child
protection workers. The new bill would require an investigation of any
regional office that had a high number of valid complaints. Meanwhile, the
Cabinet for Health and Family Services wants to build on the safety measures
it enacted as part of the Boni Frederick Memorial Bill that passed in 2007.
The bill was named for Boni Frederick, a
morganfield- ky) social services aide who died in the line of duty while she
monitored a child's final visit with its birth mother before being placed in
state adoptive homes. The Boni Bill provides $3.5 million to fund security
improvements at state
child welfare offices. Another $2.5 million is earmarked to hire additional
front-line staff. On Dec. 17, Mark Washington, head of the Cabinet's
Department for Community Based Services, told lawmakers on the Joint Health
and Welfare Committee that the Cabinet would be asking for more money in
said that the Cabinet could need an estimated additional $40 million to hire
400 new social workers and make more than 170 work spaces safer.
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COMMENT ON THE STORY
Places to Go:
It sounds just like DCF,
because the also like to criminalize innocent behavior which turns into
false fabricated charges.
behavior at an alarming rate... By Dr. Jonathan Turley of George Washington
Low-rider jeans that are too low? Call 911.
Failing to shovel that
snow-covered sidewalk? Book 'em.
In America today,
lawmakers are criminalizing innocent behavior at an alarming rate and
undermining our criminal justice system.
By Jonathan Turley
Texas Rep. Wayne Smith
is tired of hearing about parents missing meetings with their children's
teachers. His proposed solution is simple: Prosecute such parents as
criminals. In Louisiana, state Sen. Derrick Shepherd is tired of seeing
teenagers wearing popular low-rider pants that show their undergarments — so
he would like to criminally charge future teenagers who are caught "riding
Across the USA, legislators are criminalizing everything from spitting on a
school bus to speaking on a cellphone while driving. Criminalizing bad
behavior has become the rage among politicians, who view such action as a
type of legislative exclamation point demonstrating the seriousness of their
cause. As a result, new crimes are proliferating at an alarming rate, and
we risk becoming a nation of criminals where carelessness or even rudeness
is enough to secure a criminal record.
There was a time when having a criminal record meant something. Indeed, it
was the social stigma or shame of such charges that deterred many people
from "a life of crime." In both England and the USA, there was once a sharp
distinction between criminal and negligent conduct; the difference between
the truly wicked and the merely stupid.
Legislators, however, discovered that criminalization was a wonderful way to
outdo one's opponents on popular issues. Thus, when deadbeat dads became an
issue, legislators rushed to make missing child payments a crime rather than
rely on civil judgments. When cellphone drivers became a public nuisance, a
new crime was born. Unnecessary horn honking, speaking loudly on a
cellphone and driving without a seat belt are only a few of the new crimes.
If you care enough about child support, littering, or abandoned pets, you
are expected to care enough to make their abuse a crime.
Consider the budding criminal career of Kay Leibrand. The 61-year-old
grandmother lived a deceptively quiet life in Palo Alto, Calif., until the
prosecutors outed her as a habitual horticultural offender. It appears that
she allowed her hedge bushes to grow more than 2 feet high — a crime in the
city. Battling cancer, Leibrand had allowed her shrubbery to grow into a
criminal enterprise. (After her arraignment and shortly before her jury
trial, she was allowed to cut down her bushes and settle the case.)
Of course, it is better to be a criminal horticulturalist than a serial
snacker. In 2000, on her way home from her junior high school in Washington,
D.C., 12-year-old Ansche Hedgepeth grabbed some french fries and ate them as
she went into the train station. In Washington, it is a crime to "consume
food or drink" in a Metrorail facility. An undercover officer arrested her,
searched her and confiscated her shoelaces.
Running out of adult targets, many state laws pursue the toddler and preteen
criminal element. In Texas, children have been charged for chewing gum or,
in one case, simply removing the lid from a fire alarm. Dozens of kids have
been charged with everything from terrorism to criminal threats for playing
with toy guns or drawing violent doodles in school.
In the federal system, Congress has been in a virtual criminalization
frenzy. There are more than 4,000 crimes and roughly 10,000 regulations
with criminal penalties in the federal system alone. Just last year,
Congress made it a crime to sell horse meat for human consumption — a common
practice in Europe where it is considered a delicacy. Congress has also
criminalized such things as disruptive conduct by animal activists and using
the image of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl or the 4-H club insignia without
The ability to deter negligence with criminal charges has always been
questioned by academics. Negligent people are, by definition, acting in a
thoughtless, unpremeditated, or careless way. Nevertheless, prosecutors will
often stretch laws to make a popular point — even when the perpetrators have
suffered greatly and shown complete remorse.
In 2002, Kevin Kelly was charged criminally in Manassas, Va., when his
daughter, less than 2 years old, was left in the family van and died of
hyperthermia. With his wife in Ireland with another daughter, Kelly watched
over their 12 other children. He relied on his teenage daughters to help
unload the van and did not realize the mistake until it was too late.
The suggestion that people like Kelly need a criminal conviction to think
about the safety of their children is absurd. Kelly was widely viewed as a
loving father, who was devastated by the loss. The conviction only
magnified the tragedy for this family. (Though the prosecutors sought jail
time, Kelly was sentenced to seven years probation, with one day in jail a
year to think about his daughter's death.)
THE COST TO ALL OF US
The criminalization of America might come as a boon for politicians, but it
comes at considerable cost for citizens and society. For citizens, a
criminal record can affect everything from employment to voting to child
custody — not to mention ruinous legal costs.
Yet, it now takes only a fleeting mistake to cross the line into criminal
conduct. In Virginia, when a child accused Dawn McCann of swearing at a bus
stop, she was charged criminally — as have been other people accused of the
crime of public profanity. Our insatiable desire to turn everything into a
crime is creating a Gulag America with 714 incarcerated persons per 100,000
— the highest rate in the world. Millions of people are charged each year
with new criminal acts that can stretch from first-degree murder to failing
to shovel their sidewalks.
We can find better ways
to deal with runaway bushes, castaway pets, or even potty-mouth problems.
Congress and the states should create independent commissions to review
their laws in order to decriminalize negligent conduct, limiting criminal
charges to true crimes and true criminals. In the end, a crime means nothing
if anyone can be a criminal.
Fax: (703) 783-0449
is what I have been doing , I look at my states government page
and look at proposed legislation ....I look at who is sponsoring
it ...are they from my area ???? I will call them if they are and
either request a meeting or give them my story and how I feel about
such bills .you will notice thae same names will pop up and you can
get a feel for who is working on our side so to speak , but they
always can be swayed .........--- In
CPS_Awareness_ Project@yahoogro ups.com,
jeanmwiggin@ ... wrote:
> In a message dated 1/14/2008 9:10:19 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> jane1976@... writes:
> I believe citizens from each state must
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/AFRA_ Newshawk/ message/16162
you checked AFRA News Lately?
Leonard Henderson, Co-Founder
American Family Rights Association
Promoting the Fundamental Liberty Rights & Privileges of Families
marketing program boosts adoptions
this is just plain wrong !!!!
Jan 27, 2008 1:55 PM, <lizzianthus007@
this site picked up the story I sent them today ....this is a big win for us
as all the reporters go here every day from all over the web........I need
the senator from
Georgia story so I can keep up the momentum .also any foster
care nightmare stories ... there will be a lot of folks going to this story
so we need to do some commentary on the story site ...he also has a forum on
the news site that carried this for me ..Please pass this around
Thought I'd share the memo given to the Dept. on this Senate Bill Passed in
Here is the link:
http://www.dss. cahwnet.gov/ getinfo/acin98/ I-60-98.pdf
According to this, the theme of reform was for the clarification of rights
of Foster Children. Check it out
is good info for your review. Please try to do your part to help. Nancee in
Please write to
President Bush and the US DHHS Office of INspector General
(fraud investigation) . The only way to stop the state from kidnapping and
murdering our children is to
CUT THE FUNDING. It seems that is already somewhat underway. SCHIP does NOT
help families with insurance. More than families, it give CPS and the state
money to use your child for horrific (why so many are dead) psych and pharm
fraud experiments and contracted payoffs. This includes things you don't
want to know. (MK, RSA, and the like). The President (and at times
Congress) are cutting some funding and the CWLA is lobbying hard. We need
to lobby too. There are so many federal lawsuits across the nation that it
has come to the attention of US DHHS (thus the white house and congress as
the site is publically accessible as are the statements and evidence
submitted). Please contact them and also when there is a hearing where
public testimony is allowed, submit the truth. They do listen if enough
speak up. I can assure you. Facts, not whining!
good news, funding is NOT being increased. The feds are broke; the timing is
perfect to complain.
Children's Monitor Online -
A Public Policy Update from the
Child Welfare League of America
21, Issue 4: 1/28/2008 Headlines
Advocates Question Economic Stimulus Package
House Unable to Override SCHIP Veto; Extension
Bill Remains Law
Quality Early Education Supported by House
Comments on TCM Regulation Due February 4
Join CWLA's Call for a White House Conference
on Children and Youth
CWLA Legislative Alerts Available to
Key Upcoming Dates for Congress
Advocates Question Economic Stimulus Package
At press time, the President and congressional leaders were close to an
agreement on what should be included in an economic stimulus package costing
approximately $150 billion. The package is likely to have
main components: tax rebates to families, and tax
breaks to businesses.
Last week, CWLA signed onto a letter sponsored by
the Coalition on Human Needs calling on Congress and the President to target
the stimulus to increased aid to state and local governments, as well
as several other immediate forms of relief and stimulus, including family
tax rebates, extended unemployment insurance, and increased relief through
food stamps. In 2001, when the last recession occurred, Congress provided
state relief by
increasing each state's federal match in
Medicaid funding. This funding and
the unemployment insurance and food stamp provisions
do not appear to be included in the current
package, raising questions about how effective it will be.
The debate on tax rebates has revolved around how large that rebate should
be and which households should receive it. If it is limited to households
that pay federal income taxe,s millions of lower-income and poor families
would be left out. These households pay a federal tax, but it is the payroll
tax designated for Social Security and Medicare. In addition, these families
also pay state and local income taxes in most states. The argument for
providing a broader rebate to all middle and lower income families
regardless of how much they make or whether they pay a federal income tax is
that these families will be more likely to spend the rebates on items they
need and put the money back into the economy, as opposed to putting it into
As a compromise, Congress appears ready to agree to rebates that would
include lower-income families; in exchange, the Administration would get $70
billion in tax reductions and credits targeted to businesses. Congressional
leaders have indicated they want a package completed by the President Day's
break in mid-February. Some are projecting the rebate checks will reach
households in late spring.
House Unable to Override SCHIP Veto; Extension Bill
The House tried but failed by 15 votes to override
Bush's veto of a compromise, bipartisan
bill (H.R. 3963) that Congress passed to reauthorize the State Children's
Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). This legislation
would have reauthorized SCHIP for five years with
enough funding to maintain current enrollment and provide much-needed health
insurance to approximately 4 million additional children (H.R. 3963).
Congress passed the bill last session, and the President's vetoed it
December 12. Congress had passed an earlier
five-year reauthorization bill (H.R. 976), but it, too, was met with a
presidential veto, which members were unable to override.
SCHIP programs exist in every
state and insure more than 6 million children whose families
earn too much to qualify for Medicaid and those who are either not offered
or cannot afford private coverage. Many members of 110th Congress placed
reauthorizing and improving SCHIP at the top of their agendas, and some vow
to keep broaching the issue during 2008. In the meantime, Congress did pass
and the President signed into law P.L. 110-173,
extending SCHIP through
March 31, 2009, with
sufficient funding to maintain current enrollment and avoid shortfalls. This
law also contains a six-month moratorium on the proposed Medicaid
Rehabilitation Services regulation.
Quality Early Education Supported by House Committee
Early education was the subject of the House
Education and Labor Committee's first hearing of the year on January
23. Every member of the panel of witnesses agreed that investing in early
education improves outcomes for children. Recent
research on brain development was presented by Deborah Phillips, Professor
of Psychology and Public Policy at
Her research demonstrates that quality
early experiences, such as
child care and preschool,
influence the development of children's
brains and produce gains in their abilities continuing to
CWLA has long supported better wages for child care providers, an idea
supported by the panel and many committee members. Elisabeth Chun, Executive
Director of the
Hawaii Good Beginnings Alliance, encouraged the committee to
strengthen training and continue providing loan forgiveness for early
childhood educators and caregivers.
Representative Virginia Foxx
(R-NC) suggested the minimum wage earned by most child care workers was not
appropriate for the importance of their work.
Acting Committee Chair
Mazie Hirono (D-HI) has
introduced legislation amending the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act to create a federal-state partnership to encourage
the development of quality preschool programs (H.R. 3289).
Comments on TCM Regulation Due February 4
The public comment period on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services'
(CMS's) interim final regulation on Medicaid case ,anagement and targeted
case management (CM/TCM) ends February 4.
The regulation is an attempt on CMS's part to interpret and implement
Congress's changes to CM/TCM housed in the
Deficit Reduction Act (DRA).
CWLA feels strongly the regulation exceeds
congressional intent and
threatens the future of CM/TCM for children
involved with our nation's child welfare and foster care systems.
We urge all interested and afffected stakeholders to submit comments to
CMSbefore the February 4 deadline.
CWLA will also be submitting its concerns to CMS. The entire interim final
regulation can be
To assist in understanding the regulation's content, CWLA's succinct summary
Taking into account the
vulnerability and complex needs of children
in foster care--including health needs--at least 38 states
employ the Medicaid TCM option to ensure a comprehensive approach and
greater coordination of care for foster children. Children in foster care
who receive TCM services do, indeed, fare better. Specifically,
TCM recipients are more likely to receive
physician services (68% compared with 44%),
prescription drugs (70%
compared with 47%), dental services (44% versus 24%),
rehabilitative services (23% versus 11%), inpatient services
(8% versus 4%), and
clinic services (34%
compared with 20%).
DRA said states could no
longer bill Medicaid CM/TCM for direct delivery of foster care services,
such as making adoption placements, recruiting foster parents, and serving
legal papers, CMS's proposed regulation appears to go far
beyond congressional intent on numerous fronts. For instance, the
regulation vaguely disallows
Medicaid reimbursement for TCM services that are deemed
"integral to" the administration of another nonmedical program,
such as child welfare and
child protective services. CMS eludes this exclusion could
extend to case management services furnished by contractors to state child
welfare and child protection agencies, even if they are otherwise qualified
Should you have any questions or need assistance in preparing your comments,
contact Laura Weidner, CWLA Government Affairs Health Associate at
Upcoming Dates for Congress
President's State of the Union Address
President's proposed FY 2009 budget submitted to Congress
President's Day Break
February 25-27: CWLA
Congressional Spring break
Start of Child Abuse Prevention Mont
"My program for educating youth is hard. Weakness must be hammered away. In
my castles of the Teutonic Order a youth will grow up before which the world
will tremble. I want a brutal, domineering, fearless, cruel youth. It must
bear pain. There must be nothing weak and gentle about it. The free,
splendid beast of prey must once again flash from its eyes. That is how I
will eradicate thousands of years of human domestication. That is how I will
create the New Order." Adolf Hitler
History of the Hitler Youth http://www.historyp
worldwar2/ hitleryouth/ index.html
urged ďż˝the state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure
of the people and as long as government is perceived as working for the
benefit of children, the people happily will endure almost any curtailment
US Declaration of Independence "right & duty of The People to throw off such
Government" - Protect the
2nd Amendment, the key to
Mon Feb 4, 2008 12:20 pm (PST)
http://youtube. com/watch? v=eFATbUZXMD0
Just added to
Youtube. Even the Gov. admits DCF was WRONG. Investigative
reporter helps Dad.
Thomas M. Dutkiewicz, President
Advocate For Families
Connecticut DCF Watch
P.O. Box 9775
Good idea Vickie.
Diana, your all good writers. I will
write mine in
the morning. Let's get on this NFPCAR directors. marilyn fpls
Vickie Keith wrote:
> Thanks for sharing that link. It was a very sad, real account of life
> in the system. God bless Andy Bridge.
> Please note, after reading the article, there is opportunity to send
> a letter to the editor of Reader's Digest.
I did, and would encourage
> others to do the same. Maybe if there is enough interest generated,
> they will publish more accounts like this, and delve deeper into the
> dysfunction of the system we have all come to despise.
> ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -
fosterparentallegat ions@yahoogroups .com
> Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 20:57:35 +0000
> Subject: [fosterparentallega tions] Andrew Bridge: Fighting for
> Foster Kids
> May want to check this out to add to our group of wide experienced
> Andrew Bridge is on a mission: To fix the foster care system
> that he barely survived.
> By Andrew Bridge from /Hope's Boy
http://www.rd. com/stories/ drama/andrew-
bridge-fighting- for-foster- kids/article. html
com/stories/ drama/andrew- bridge-fighting- for-foster- kids/article. html>
> God Bless, GranPa Chuck
I hope many of you have had a chance to look at this link:
there is alot of useful information on this site organized by state.
I have made it a link on our Foster Parent Reform Site, which will
eventually be part of the NFPCAR site.
http://rScrapZ. com/FPReform/ Links/Links.
> "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its
> victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under
> robber barons than under omnipotent moral busy- bodies.
> The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at
> some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will
> torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own
> conscience." --
C. S. Lewis
is DCF Driving Parents and Children Underground for Health Care?
definitions of abuse or neglect is based on junk science or no science at
Connecticut DCF Watch
- There is an on going trend in Connecticut
and across this nation of parents and children not looking for medical help
at the Emergency Room, the family doctor, the pediatrician or therapist or
in other words, Rent-A-Friend.
Agencies like DCF are punishing parents for everyday normal occurrences that
is just part of being human. Like a child being bit by a bird as part of
the normal things that may happen when handling birds like parrots. Or a
child getting hit by a bat while playing baseball.
other part of the growing problem is that nurses, doctors and other mandated
reporters are calling in false claims of abuse to DCF not because they feel
abuse or neglect took place, they are worried about their license being
revoked for failing to report anything.
Parents understand it is very dangerous to go to the ER or doctor feeling
their a phone call away for benign injuries that occur. How about when a
child breaks a leg skiing or falls off a horse or falls off a bike. Parents
are afraid of being reported so they will not seek help in everyday
injuries. And when parents tell the attending doctor what happens, they are
Connecticut DCF Watch and attorneys are telling parents across the county to
be careful not to go to the ERs and doctors to avoid fabricated claims of
abuse or neglect. Case in point, if you are mother and a victim of domestic
violence ("DV") be prepared to be victimized by the doctors a second time
and victimized again by DCF a third time.
going to the ER, Mothers need to know DCF will unlawfully abduct your
children even though the highest court in the country has already ruled that
DV is not emotional neglect or maltreatment of a child. Then they will sell
them on the open market called foster care. So, if you do not want your
children in a deadly foster care system, do not go to the ER or therapist or
counseling. Seek help from family only. NEVER EVER go to purposefully to
get help, they will take your child and blame you for the father's behavior.
policies here in
Connecticut and the workers will tell you that domestic
violence was allowed to happen by the victim and that the victim failed to
stop the violence. DCF has been proven wrong by the US Appellate Court for
the 2nd Circuit that witnessing DV is NOT emotional neglect or maltreatment
of a child. The experts in this class-action suit overruled DCF and all of
its workers by saying "Emotional Neglect" is neither medical or legal fact
but a fabrication by DCF and its workers. DCF can not charge either parent
any more with emotional neglect because its NOT true and they will loose at
the high court.
Connecticut DCF Watch
Civil Rights Advocates For Families
P.O. Box 9775
Gunderson Speech to Congressional Hearing on Child Protection 3/13/04
by Ted L. Gunderson <email@example.com>
March 13, 2004
San Bernardino, California
March 13, 2004
Town Hall Forum with Congressman Joe Baca
"Children Protective Services Reform"
Respectfully Presented by Ted L. Gunderson,
FBI Senior Special Agent In Charge (Ret)
Honorable Lawmakers, Guardians of the United States Constitution and the
I am a licensed private investigator with more than 54 years experience.
This includes more than 27 years as a special agent with the FBI. At the
time of my retirement on March 30, 1979, I was in charge of the FBI LOS
ANGELES Division, which included most of Southern California. I had more
than 700 personnel under my command, with a budget of 22.5 Million Dollars.
As a licensed private
investigator I have specialized in exposing graft, corruption, and illegal,
criminal activity involving public officials. The tentacles of these
investigations have involved public officials at all levels of government:
city, county, state and federal, and have reached as high as the White
House. Most disturbing of all I have "chiseled in stone" documentation of an
international criminal enterprise involving kidnapping, murders, including
human sacrifices by Satanic Cults, and other nefarious criminal activity on
the part of public officials and leading citizens in various communities.
Specifically, in regards to Child Protective Services in some areas and some
states, I have been told by a reliable source, that a planeload of 210
children from CPS was flown out of Denver, Colorado on November 6, 1997 to
Paris, France. Later a second plane of children also under the care of CPS
was flown from Los Angeles to Europe. I have also developed information
through credible and reliable sources that in the past, children have been
taken from Foster Homes, orphanages, and Boys Town Nebraska, and flown by
private jets from Sioux City Iowa to Washington D.C. for sex orgies with
I have interviewed witnesses who were active in an international
child-kidnapping ring, who advised me that, of the thousands of children who
disappear every year, many are auctioned off, at various locations
throughout the country. This kidnapping ring involves a case under
investigation known as "The Franklin Cover Up."
One of my sources advised that he has attended six such auctions, with six
to thirty six children being auctioned off. These locations are identified
as fifty miles outside Las Vegas, Nevada, Toronto Canada, Houston Texas, an
unidentified location in Michigan and a barn outside Lincoln Nebraska.
This source informed me that the children range in age from 2-21, both boys
and girls. They are usually placed on a stage or platform, in their
underwear with a number attached to a string around their necks. The
perpetrators bid on the children by number. The location outside Las Vegas
was at a small airport. Some of the children were auctioned off to
foreigners wearing turbans on their heads. The children were placed in
private planes from which they took off. Other children were placed in
campers. They were drugged so that if police stopped them the kidnappers
could claim their child was sleeping. This same source advised me that when
he was ten years old he was used as decoy in public places to attract other
children his age to that area, where the adults would grab the kids and
flee. This source also informed me that in his early teens he made more than
100 trips around the world transporting drugs. Often he would be given
instructions to fly to a city where he would be met by a strange couple, who
would have 5-6 different passports from different countries with different
names for three of them, for the purpose of making drug drops.
In the early 1990's, following the circulation of "The Franklin Cover-up"
for almost a year, the Yorkshire Television of England sent a topnotch
investigatory team to produce a documentary on the Franklin Cover Up. They
conducted a national investigation for 10 months, interviewing, filming, and
documenting the Franklin story, finding new witnesses, and uncovering new
evidence. Their documentary, "Conspiracy of Silence" was scheduled to be
aired nationwide on the Discovery Channel on May 3, 1994 at 10 PM. It was
listed in the national publication, "TV Guide". When certain members of
congress learned that Conspiracy of Silence was to be aired on national TV,
the cable industry was threatened with restrictive legislation, the rights
to the documentary were purchased by unknown parties and all copies were
ordered destroyed. It never aired.
Approximately six months ago I ordered a copy of the TV Guide for May 3,
1994. Even though Conspiracy of Silence had been listed for this date in a
previous issue, the most recent issue of TV GUIDE, listed a documentary on
Nature in its' place. It's apparent the TV GUIDE for this date was
reprinted. I then visited the LA TIMES LIBRARY, reviewed the TV log for May
3, 1994 noted that Conspiracy of Silence was listed to be aired on that date
at 10 PM. I had a contact on the East Coast review the TV log for the
PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER and noted Conspiracy of Silence was also listed in
their TV log section at 10 PM, May 3, 1994. I have a bootleg copy of this
documentary, which is available.
I developed information from a credible source in a major city in Southwest
U.S. that there is
judges, attorneys and underworld criminals.
the system, are adopted, four thousand dollars is given to the people who
adopt, and the children's names are changed and each child is re-adopted up
to 75 times, with four thousand dollars going to each adoption every time.
Government Adoption Bonus is given to these judges, attorneys and underworld
criminals it is split among the three groups of child traffickers.
As an outgrowth of my involvement in the Franklin Cover Up Case from Omaha,
I learned that a covert CIA operation known as the Finders based in
Washington D.C. which was actively involved in kidnapping and international
trafficking of children since the early 1960's. This matter was brought to
the attention of the FBI and State Department in February 1997. A report by
the Metropolitan Police Department was classified "Secret" in the interest
of National Security. The investigation by the FBI was closed down, however
according to a US CUSTOMS investigative report, portions of which I will now
read, "the Finders became a CIA internal matter." I have given this
information to the FBI on seven occasions, and have demanded an
investigation for the international kidnapping and trafficking of children.
Let me read directly from the US CUSTOMS REPORT ABOUT THE FINDERS..
I have been involved for several years with a case involving what appears to
be corruption by Child Protective Services in the State of Colorado.
Furthermore there has been a total lack of consideration or follow up to
investigate these matters in both states of Colorado or California. It is
alarming that there is a similarity between the CPS Colorado Case and the
Finders of Washington D.C. with the specific reference to a nanny placed in
I have personally written to the authorities in Colorado regarding this case
and have had no response. The case involves an adoptive woman's children
being given to her nanny, and you will hear this case from her next.
I appreciate the opportunity for being able to bring this to your attention.
There is nothing more important than protecting our children. Thank you,
Respectfully Presented By
THEODORE L. GUNDERSON
FBI Senior Special Agent in Charge (Ret.)
P.O. Box 18000-259 Las Vegas, NV 89114
Phone: (702) 791-5195, Voice: (310) 364-2280, Fax: (702) 791-2906
Petition for all US CPS cases to be revisited
Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:15 AM CST
Dr. Shirley Moore started a new petition:
Request For All United States Cases to be Revisited.
Please check it out and sign if you feel moved to do so.
In case you don’t know her - Dr. Shirley Moore is a long-time
activist who has been affiliated with the American Family Rights
Association (AFRA). She has a good track record of effecting actual
change in the child protective services system.
Here’s the text of Shirley’s new petition, with an invitation to her
next rally (Los
at the bottom:
WE THE PEOPLE,
United States Citizens of the County of
request that all court cases be revisited or nullified based on
evidence of Financial Conflicts of Interest and Fraud committed by
judges throughout the United States.
Many of the judges that are sitting in court on cases are also
sitting on the boards of phony non-profit organizations created
intentionally to generate the State Grants through the Federal
Also, the judges are not only being paid by the state, the County is
also paying them. Many judges and some officers of the courts have
willfully and intentionally committed actions with malice to
conspire against U.S. citizens causing irreparable injury, damage
and harm to U.S. citizens.
on the conflicts of interest in the above aforementioned County of
we believe that not only should many of these cases be revisited
immediately in conjunction with a Federal investigation,
we are also requesting that this
investigation not be limited only to
but for every State and County throughout the United States of
May God bless you and May God bless America.
____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _____
I am so thrilled to see that the people are beginning to take a
stand. If there has ever been a time to stand, the time is now.
Being that there is a crucial national election upon us now, this is
the time, this is our time.. We can no longer allow a few to control
the masses, we must begin to send a power message that simply states
that enough is enough, we are aware of the schemes that are being
committed against the people and we no longer want to accept the
Keeping the Faith,
Dr. S. Moore
____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _____
Are you a victim of any court abuse?
Have you been denied Due Process within the Court?
Have you or anyone you know lost their children to CPS?
Have you or anyone you know lost their property because of Probate
or Conservator ship?
Are you a victim of Code enforcement?
Are you paying into the child support system and not being credited?
Have you lost a civil case in the court whereby your evidence was
Have you or anyone you know been forced to a plea bargain and the
person was factually innocent?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, then you need to attend
our next rally.
Many cases that were handled within the court system, have been
tainted based upon Financial conflicts of interest and Intrinsic
Now is the time to bring attention to this situation and have many
cases revisited based upon the aforementioned?
The Court corruption has to stop and all of the officers of the
court Must be exposed.
Now is the time to STOP this Criminal Enterprise from operating
within our COURTS with the assistance of cohort%u2019s. (so-called
expert witnesses) (psychologist, counselors, etc)
(Crenshaw and Leimert) Near Vernon Ave
March 15, 2008 (Saturday, at Noon)
Sign the petition:
Request For All United States Cases to be Revisited.
FightCPS Guestbook for March 2008
Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST
This is the guestbook for March 2008. Youâ€™re welcome to tell us
about yourself and why youâ€™re here.
FightCPS Prayer Requests for March 2008
Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:04 AM CST
This is the place for Fight CPS prayer requests during March 2008.
Click the â€ścommentsâ€� link below to make a request for prayer.
child protective services
March 2008: Post here if you need a CPS defense lawyer
Posted: 01 Mar 2008 02:00 AM CST
People who need CPS defense lawyers can post their information here.
Please keep it brief - no more than 500 words.
If you post an email address to be contacted, please post it in this
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. . . this will prevent spammers from stealing your email address
and innundating you with unwanted emails.
Please note: This does not guarantee that anyone will ever contact
you. Lawyers are free to scan the postings to this page, and if they
are interested in representing you, can contact you directly. This
website doesnâ€™t have the manpower to match people with lawyers,
and thereâ€™s no money here for paying lawyers for you. Also please
remember that most lawyers are not interested in doing pro-bono
work. You will probably need to agree to some kind of payment
obligation to get an attorney to work for you.
Foster Care Alumni of
America - Foster Care Community and Information - Welcome to FCAA
Hi Group & partners in
Just received a great email from a friend in
Georgia. I put it on a Temporary FPReform/NFPCAR Page. Here is the intro of
There is an extremely
brave woman, being
Senator Nancy Schaefer
from the great State of Georgia, that has taken the initiative to introduce
legislation into the State of Georgia to curb the abuses of the Child
Custody DCF employees and adoption process for money remembering this is
happening in every State, county, city and town in America. The judges are
not independent but are all bound for performance for money. This is
travesty of the greatest level as parents go into the court rooms thinking
that the truth is relevant, but all of the time every party in the courtroom
have contracts to perform for money called "cooperative agreements" included
the judges, state AG, DCF, Guardian Ad Litems, etc. - it rigged from the
beginning to the end.
This is the first
Senator that I know of that has really stepped out to curb these sexual and
physical abuses that are inflicted upon Children, and not to mention the
quota system that is used for MONEY with penalties (YMCA up to 10% of a 125
Million/year Contract - Florida) for not meeting these quotas. I have
attached an excerpt from the Florida in support of this as an Offer of Proof
directly from the YMCA Contract that hides behind the "program" of Safe
OR Become an
God Bless, GranPa
Parents Against TeenScreen <parents_against_ teenscreen@ earthlink.
"Parents Against TeenScreen" <parents_against_ teenscreen@ earthlink. net>
To: "Parents Against TeenScreen" <parents_against_ teenscreen@ earthlink.
Subject: "Shrink Control", Antidepressants, Grandma, H2O, and Tyke Psych
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:52:30 -0400
Please send us the e-mail addresses of all
the people you know who should be receiving the news like below. The more
And pass the word!
Columbia Daily Tribune
don’t kill people; psychiatry does
By CHARLEY REESE (Former
columnist Charley Reese writes for King Features Syndicate.)
March 8, 2008
In view of the rash of
shootings recently, may I suggest that what the United States needs is not
gun control, but shrink control. When you trace the cause of most of these
shootings, it is inevitably mental-health problems in the shooter, and all
too often, the shooter is receiving or has received treatment.
There are almost as
many theories of psychiatry and psychology as there are practitioners. Which
theories work? Which don’t? Nobody seems interested in finding out, lest
someone’s lucrative income be lost.
tribune.com/ 2008/Mar/ 20080308Comm004. asp
School shooter stories
are being compiled here:
Remember the international news last month - "Antidepressants Don't Work" ?
Here's an online poll hosted by the
British Medical Journal:
Online poll - Should doctors change their practice in prescribing
antidepressants in the light of last month's research? Yes or No?
People with dementia getting drugged rather than helped - Reliance on
antipsychotics, especially at nursing homes, is under fire.
By WARREN WOLFE
March 9, 2008
It's hard to believe
when you meet the vibrant 94-year-old Meta Miller today. But then her
daughter Carol Johnson begins describing just how bad it got as she
struggled to manage her mom's dementia at home for seven weeks before
"She would roam the
house all night with her cane, talking to imaginary people, knocking things
down, yelling at me, accusing me of horrible things -- my own mom," Johnson
recalled with tears. "And it just got worse when she went to the first
nursing home. That's when she started screaming."
To cope, thousands of
nursing homes nationwide are doing what a hospice program and then a nursing
home did for Miller: using powerful antipsychotic drugs to quiet disruptive
people with dementia -- at times a step that's easier and cheaper than
taking staff time to fix the problem.
The practice is
alarming Medicaid officials. Last year, they ordered state nursing home
inspectors to crack down on it.
Of the state's 398
nursing homes, 38 percent were cited last year for using such medications
inappropriately, up from 27 percent in 2006.
So dangerous are the
drugs that the Food and Drug
Administration requires some to carry a "black box warning"
that they heighten risk of death for older patients, a warning that it might
extend to all antipsychotic drugs. They also increase the risk of confusion
The drugs often are
prescribed whether the resident is psychotic or not.
http://tmap. wordpress. com/
in Water Could Affect Human Cells
By JEFF DONN
March 9, 2008
Troubled by drugs
discovered in European waters, poisons expert and biologist Francesco Pomati
set up an experiment: He exposed developing
human kidney cells to a mixture of 13 drugs
at levels mimicking those found in Italian rivers.
There were drugs to
fight high cholesterol and blood pressure, seizures and depression, pain and
infection, and cancer, all in tiny amounts.
The result: The
pharmaceutical blend slowed cell growth by up to a third — suggesting that
scant amounts may exert powerful effects, said Pomati, who works at the
University of New South Wales
in Sydney, Australia.
Taken alone, this was
a modest study. But in fact Pomati's work is part of a body of emerging
scientific studies that indicate that over time, humans could be harmed by
ingesting drinking water contaminated with tiny amounts of pharmaceuticals.
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By SUSAN EDELMAN
March 9, 2008
... Morahan said he
acted in response to an investigative report in The Post last month that New
York's Medicaid program paid nearly $90 million in 2006 for two dozen
psychiatric drugs for kids. The state says that covered 55,700 children 18
More kids in
New York and nationwide are taking powerful
anti-psychotics and antidepressants - while most have not been tested
adequately on kids or approved by the
Food and Drug Administration for their use.
Doctors may prescribe them to children or teens "off-label."
Some of the drugs
cause severe - and dangerous - side effects, including Parkinson's- like
movement disorders, weight gain, breast growth in boys, and suicidal
Experts warn that some
kids may be misdiagnosed or overmedicated to control behavior problems.
Department officials told The Post they do not require a diagnosis when
paying for the drugs.
http://tmap. wordpress. com/
Against TeenScreen. Video: http://www.youtube.
http://www.petition online.com/ TScreen/petition .html
http://www.psychsea rch.net/italiani .html
Norwegian: Know a
just tapping the mind here
THE ACCUSERS HOW YOUR TAXES PAY FOR ROGUE AGENCIES THAT THREATEN OUR
THE REAL CHILD ABUSERS how state sponsored agencies destroy the family
fabric.!!!!. .. Misleading the public how cps really
works.!!!... ... with a blind eye .. how cps really works .!!!.
.none is watching !!! what you thought you heard !!
our government at its finest!! ......pubic enemy number 1 under our noses
Child Abuse Prevention
and Treatment Act Action Alert
Calls to U.S.
Representatives Needed Today
Please call your Representative( s) today
and urge him/her to sign
Eddie Bernice Johnson’s
(D-TX-30) Dear Colleague letter on Child Abuse Prevention and
Treatment Act funding. The deadline for signatures to be added is
noon eastern Friday, March 14, 2008.
CAPTA embodies the federal commitment to
preventing child maltreatment, but has not been funded adequately to meet
the demand for community-based prevention programs.
Eddie Bernice Johnson
(D-TX-30) is collecting signatures for a “Dear Colleague” letter seeking
support for fully funding CAPTA. The goal is to get as many U.S.
Representatives to sign onto the letter as possible before sending it to
(D-WI-7), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee as well as the Labor,
Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and
(R-NY-25), Ranking Member of the subcommittee. It is important that we have
a strong bipartisan showing of support on the letter sent to Reps. Obey and
Please call your Representative and
ask him/her to sign onto
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson’s
letter (attached) urging House Appropriators to fully fund CAPTA in FY 2009.
Find your representatives. Go to
and enter your zip code in the box
in the upper left corner.
Step 2: Call the U.S.
Capitol switchboard at
and ask to be connected to your Representative’ s office.
Once you reach your Representative’ s office, ask to speak to the aide who
handles children’s issues.
Identify yourself and your organization, and give this message:
Please sign on to the
dear colleague letter in support of fully funding to the Child Abuse
Prevention and Treatment Act.
[Tip: Offer to email
them a copy of the letter along with additional information about prevention
efforts in your state].
Repeat for other Representatives in your
Let PCA America know how your conversations
went, particularly if you get any commitments to sign on. Contact Bridget
bgavaghan@preventch ildabuse. org
You may also contact Danielle Mole at Prevent Child Abuse
If you have questions, please
contact: Bridget Gavaghan, Director of Public Policy, at
bgavaghan@preventch ildabuse. org
============ ========= ==
Director of Public Policy
Prevent Child Abuse America
N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60611
bgavaghan@preventch ildabuse. org
miss the 2008 PCA America National Conference --
May 19-22, 2008 in
Registration is now open.
Visit our website --
www.preventchildabu se.org/events/ conference/ index.shtml
Watch Out. CPS keeps moving forward with new ways to catch child abusers &
destroy families for money:
Promising Results, Potential New
Directions: International FGDM Research and Evaluation in Child Welfare
This special issue of Protecting Children is a
response to the need for empirical knowledge and research on family group
decision making (FGDM) to support its future implementation, practice
improvement, and sustainability. The first four articles present overarching
philosophical and methodological considerations in FGDM research and
evaluation. The remaining articles summarize a wide range of FGDM studies in
action or already completed, including experiences in California,
Washington, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota,
Utah, Nebraska, Massachusetts, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and
England. The overall findings, divided into the categories of
implementation, process indicators, and outcome indicators, offer
considerable support ...
All, This is scary stuff...Check it out...Sort of sounds like something CPS
would pull if given half a chance. In fact, CPS is probably behind this
move toward socialism anyway. Sure wouldn't put it past them...that's for
Nancee in CA.
Chertoff warns states to comply with ID rules
What part of the
does Chertoff not understand?
- Powers of the States and People.
The powers not delegated to the
United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are
reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
By DEVLIN BARRETT,
Published: Friday, March 21, 2008 | Updated: 1:29 pm
Filip Horv at/AP
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff arrives for a news
conference Thursday in Brdo pri Kranju,
Chertoff warns states to comply with Real ID rules. The holdouts include
- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff rebuked lawmakers today for
seeking to stall new rules on driver's licenses that could cause big
headaches for air travelers starting in May.
Federal authorities are currently at
a standoff with a handful of states over a law called Real ID, which would
require new security measures for state-issued driver's licenses.
are the only states that have not sought extensions to comply, or already
started toward compliance with Real ID, which was passed after the 2001
terror attacks on
A fourth state,
has asked to be exempted, but homeland security officials do not view that
letter as a legally acceptable request, so the Granite State has not
received an extension.
Chertoff has warned that if holdout states do not send a letter by the end
of March seeking an extension, come May, residents of such states will no
longer be able to use their driver's licenses as valid ID to board airplanes
or enter federal buildings.
Such travelers would instead have to present a passport or be subjected to
Five senators —
— appealed to Chertoff last week to exempt all 50 states from the looming
Chertoff responded today that it was not he, but Congress who picked the
date when the law went into effect in 2005.
"You may disagree with the foregoing law, but I cannot ignore it," Chertoff
said in the letter.
The law, he said, is necessary for national security according to
recommendations from the commission that studied the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
"Secure identification is a cornerstone of protecting our communities, " he
The nation's top homeland security official also offered a blunt warning to
those critics who claim the government is bluffing when it says it will
impose harsher security reviews in states that do not seek an extension from
the Real ID law.
"Showing up at the airport with only a driver's license from such a state
will be no better than showing up without identification, " he wrote. "No
doubt this will impel many to choose the inconvenience of traveling with a
Chertoff has offered a plan to gradually implement Real ID requirements over
a period of ten years, so that eventually all driver's licenses would have
several layers of security features to prevent forgery. They would also be
issued only after a number of identity checks, including immigration status
and verification of birth certificates.
Critics of the plan say it is too expensive, an invasion of privacy, and
won't actually make the country safer.
The most outspoken,
has said the federal government can "go to hell." He argues that Real ID
won't work and the Bush administration won't be around long enough to prove
The holdouts include
Tell every governor
to get on board with defending the Constitutio
TELL Governors: "DON'T BLINK!"
Governor Mark Sanford
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12267
Columbia, SC 29211
http://www.scgovern or.com /contact/email/ default.htm
http://www.jbs. org/node/ 4553
Governor Brian D. Schweitzer
Office of the Governor
Montana State Capitol Bldg.
P.O. Box 200801
Helena MT 59620-0801
http://www.jbs. org/node/ 7004
Maine: Governor John Elias Baldacci
http://maine. gov/governor/ baldacci/ index.shtml
Augusta, ME 04333-0001
http://www.jbs. org/node/ 2493
Contact your legislators:
http://www.jbs. org/node/ 7152#SlideFrame_ 1
http://www.jbs. org/node/ 3542
http://www.jbs. org/node/ 6985
I am putting out some essays about
life in general , some of these may help those that are
suffering from CPS in their lives
A Disabling Emotion
Anger is not an involuntary emotional response
to a specific situation. Anger arises from a
philosophy-a way of viewing the world. At its
core, anger represents an outlook of
grandiosity, self-righteousness, commanding, and
condemning. Many mental health professionals
disagree with this view, that all kinds of anger
are generally bad for you. Most therapists
classify anger as "appropriate" or
"inappropriate" according to context, and they
usually argue that, when appropriate, it is
healthy to express anger ("let it out") and
unhealthy to suppress anger ("bottle it up").
Recent research, however, contradicts this
popular view, and suggests that all anger,
expressed or suppressed, is harmful to your
health and damaging to your relationships with
other people. Among the many difficulties
associated with anger are:
o Increased likelihood of heart
attack, stroke, and hypertension
o Greater difficulty in solving problems
o A tendency for the anger, which may
start in one area of your life, to
overlap and extend into other areas
o Preoccupation with thoughts of revenge
o Adopting an antagonistic attitude,
which needlessly alienates other people
with whom it's advantageous to have
o A predisposition to violence,
especially child abuse
But doesn't expressing anger help release a lot
of pent-up frustration? It's true that an
outburst of anger may sometimes momentarily
provide relief. But psychological distress often
takes its toll on the body, and some preliminary
evidence suggests that expressed anger causes
more physical damage than suppressed anger.
There is, however, a third alternative to
suppressing or expressing your anger: Don't make
yourself angry in the first place!
The "expressive" approach implies that anger is
something inside you, like a gallbladder. If
your gallbladder bothers you, you could have it
removed, and then it won't bother you anymore.
Similarly, if you can get your anger out, it
won't be inside you any more, causing distress.
This view is hopelessly mistaken. Anger is not a
physical entity. It's a feeling generated by an
attitude or belief. You don't free yourself of
feelings by expressing the attitudes and beliefs
that create them. That usually reaffirms and
strengthens those attitudes and thus makes the
feeling more likely to return.
Consider an opposite sort of feeling, like love
- a feeling that we often want to continue. It's
clear that the more you express feelings of
love, tenderness, and caring, the more loving,
tender, and caring you are likely to become. No
one would suppose that by expressing such
feelings you were "letting them out" and thus
It's exactly the same with the self-destructive
feeling of anger. If you express your anger, you
reaffirm and solidify your angry attitude, and
make it more difficult to dispel. If you refrain
from expressing your anger, this may be the
first step towards avoiding anger entirely.
excerpt from Three Minute Therapy by Michael R.
Some Things Anger IS
1) It is acting out of control in order
to gain control.
2) It is emotional disturbance.
3) It is distorted thinking.
4) It is self-righteous.
5) Unhealthy and can literally make us
6) Usually a mask for other, deeper
emotions (hurt, fear).
7) Addictive, because it can make us
feel good in the short run.
8) Psychologically harmful, because it
can increase our frustration and anxiety
in the long run.
Some Things Anger IS
1) A stress reducer.
2) A safe way to express feelings.
3) A good way to motivate behavior
change in myself or others.
4) An effective way to express a
5) An agent of control.
6) A requirement when threatened.
7) A symbol of strength.
8) A result of unmet needs (neediness is
9) A learned behavior (it is inborn!)
10) An emotion that will run its course
Tips for the Management of Anger
1) Always try to say I made MYSELF angry.
2) Give up the idea that anger must be
3) Know what to overlook.
4) Recognize that people aren't against you,
they are merely for themselves
5) Lower your voice.
6) Recognize the hurt or fear that precedes
7) Recognize that another person's abusive
behavior says more about them and their
emotional pain than it says about you.
8) Ask yourself if your feelings of anger are
helping your problem solving skills.
9) Avoid scorekeeping.
10) Learn not to hit the sore spots.
11) Ask yourself how important the issue will be
in a week.
12) Avoid mind reading.
13) Learn to agree to disagree.
14) Kill them with kindness.
15) Work on anger coping self-statements for
"comprehensive emotional rustproofing."
While properly assertive (as
opposed to aggressive) language is sometimes
appropriate when we wish to express our
displeasure, as Ellis says, usually the best
thing is to keep our mouths shut. This is
especially true when we are displeased with a
significant person in our lives.
Bill Borcherdt, ACSW, BCD
Techniques for Anger Management
* Express feelings in a safe
* Report anger to the person you are angry with.
* Mourn any losses connected to an incident that
* Keep a journal of what triggers your anger and
how you respond.
* Identify and correct cognitive distortions.
* Replace 'hot thoughts' with 'cool thoughts.'
* Revise 'should rules' to be more realistic.
* Analyze the costs and benefits of being angry
vs. 'letting it go.'
* Develop the ability to empathize with the
person you are angry with.
* Recognize when you are feeling angry or when
it is a cover-up for fear, shame, guilt.
* Practice a quick form of gaining control, such
as counting to 10.
SOURCES: * Anderson-Malico,
R. (1994). 'Anger management using cognitive
group therapy.' Perspectives in Psychiatric
Care, 30(3), 17-20. * Fein, M.L. (1993). I.A.M.:
A Commonsense Guide to Coping With Anger.
Westport, Conn.: Praeger Press. * Zook, R.
(1996). 'Take action before anger builds up.'
RN, 59(4), 46-50. * Staples, P., et al. (1994).
'Empowering the angry patient.' The Canadian
Nurse, 90(4), 28-30.
People and things do not upset
us. Rather, we upset ourselves by BELIEVING that
they can upset us - Albert Ellis