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Standing With Sling in Hand Against Goliath
Arise!  The enemy is upon ye!

Authored & Edited by

“If even One Family does not have to suffer, it will be worth My Lifetime’s efforts”

Marilyn Harrison

I 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


Group Advice in Participation:

1.           Helping others through the Nightmare

2.           Reform or Obliteration?

3.           Protest

4.           Class Action Lawsuits

5.           Getting your kids to sue CPS

6.           Online Research to gather information

7.           Petitions

8.           Write a guidebook on a particular aspect of the problem

9.           Sue their pants off!  Doing the work for an attorney to reduce costs

10.      Peruse (a search can be done) for videoclips on cps destruction and/or advice

11.      Website Links & Descriptions TK, rally, doll protest, ongoing research areas.


B.             Group – for any of the above areas, there is direction.  If a particular subject interests you, starting points can be provided J  Also, if there is one you can think of, please add.


Reform? (From Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Rethinking Child Welfare Practice Under the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997: A Resource Guide


Children's Bureau (HHS)


Download Publication (PDF - 332 KB)

Year Published:

2000 - 62 pages


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

Series Title:

Bulletins for Professionals


Child Welfare Information Gateway


Download Publication (PDF - 207 KB)

Year Published:

2005 - 10 pages


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 ...


Nancy 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.

Nancy Schaefer

State Senator, 50th District

Nancy Schaefer for Congress

Phone: 706-754-8321

Fax: 706-754-1803


March 18, 2008


Dear Friends,


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 policies.


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

 and responsibility.


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 involvement.


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.

Warm regards,


Nancy Schaefer

State Senator, 50th District

Nancy Schaefer for Congress

Phone: 706-754-8321

Fax: 706-754-1803


Make Sure you see the article entitled The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services from Senator Nancy Schaefer http://www.senatorn ancyschaefer. com/articles. php?filter= 6


Hi Group,

   Read this message from the bottom up...This fellow is looking for stories...any 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 the system. 

   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

Hey Nancee,

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, writes:


Hi Keith,


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...


Nancee Crowell

CA State Director for NFPCAR
President...NFPCAR Board of Directors

CEO, Foster Parent Survival Enterprises

Field Rep for Foster Parent Legal Solutions

Former Foster Parent


lizzianthus007@ wrote:

there 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 ...


Kentucky Activism

State Rep. Darryl Owens, D-_Louisville_ (http://www.topix. 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 session, Kentucky would join most states in opening child protection courts. Kentucky 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-

_Lexington_ (http://www.topix. 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_ ( 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 2008.  Washington 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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It sounds just like DCF, because the also like to criminalize innocent behavior which turns into false fabricated charges.

Criminalizing innocent behavior at an alarming rate... By Dr. Jonathan Turley of George Washington Univ

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 low."

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 authorization.

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 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.

Ron Jagananthan

Jon Moseley
Fax: (703) 783-0449

This 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, 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. group/AFRA_ Newshawk/ message/16162

Have you checked AFRA News Lately?
http://familyrights .us/news

Leonard Henderson, Co-Founder
American Family Rights Association
http://familyrights .us
Promoting the Fundamental Liberty Rights & Privileges of Families

State marketing program boosts adoptions this is just plain wrong !!!!

On Jan 27, 2008 1:55 PM, <lizzianthus007@> wrote:

WHATREALLYHAPPENED. COM 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 California in 1998:
Here is the link:
http://www.dss. 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


This is good info for your review.  Please try to do your part to help. Nancee in CA.

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 abusing 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!

The 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


Vol. 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 Committee

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 Subscribers

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 two 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 savings.

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 Remains Law

The House tried but failed by 15 votes to override President 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 Georgetown University. 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 young adulthood.

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
downloaded online. To assist in understanding the regulation's content, CWLA's succinct summary is online.

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%).

Although the 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 Medicaid providers.

Should you have any questions or need assistance in preparing your comments, contact Laura Weidner, CWLA Government Affairs Health Associate at
lweidner@cwla. org.

Key Upcoming Dates for Congress

"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

Adolf Hitler urged �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 of liberty."

US Declaration of Independence "right & duty of The People to throw off such Government" - Protect the 2nd Amendment, the key to your Liberties


"Stunning mistakes" made by DCF. TV "On your side" video investigate

Posted by: "fern5827@aol. com" fern5827@aol. com

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
Civil Rights Advocate For Families
Connecticut DCF Watch
P.O. Box 9775
Forestville, CT 06011-9775

Good idea Vickie. Egypt, Nancee, Diana, your all good writers. I will
write mine in
the morning. Let's get on this NFPCAR directors. marilyn fpls

Vickie Keith wrote:
> GranPa,
> 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.
> Vickie
> ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -
> To:
fosterparentallegat ions@yahoogroups .com
> From:
cglcollect@charter. net
> 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
> individuals:
> 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
> <
http://www.rd. com/stories/ drama/andrew- bridge-fighting- for-foster- kids/article. html>
> God Bless, GranPa Chuck

 Hi Group,
I hope many of you have had a chance to look at this link:
http://www.fightcps  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. htm 

junecleaver58 wrote:
> "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
> Connie


AmericanFamilyRight sAssociation@ yahoogroups. com


Charles Harman wrote:
> As you know I am a bio parent. War is being declared against the
> "father" figure. PLEASE pull up the www.glennsacks. com
> <
http://www.glennsac> website for further information.

Reasons *why* to fight cps & get rid of them:

Why is DCF Driving Parents and Children Underground for Health Care?

DCF's definitions of abuse or neglect is based on junk science or no science at all.

Staff Writers

Connecticut DCF Watch

Hartford, CT - 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.

The 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 presumed guilty.

We at 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.

By 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.

DCF's 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
Forestville, CT 06011-9775








Ted Gunderson Speech to Congressional Hearing on Child Protection 3/13/04

by Ted L. Gunderson <>
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 Federal Treasury,

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.

            Ted Gunderson

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 politicians.

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
collusion between judges, attorneys and underworld criminals. Children in 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. The Federal 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 the home.

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, very much.

Respectfully Presented By

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 Angeles, March 15) at the bottom:


The United States Citizens of the County of Los Angeles, California 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 Funding.

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.

Based on the conflicts of interest in the above aforementioned County of Los Angeles, California, 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 California; but for every State and County throughout the United States of America.

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 atrocities.

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 suppressed?

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 Fraud.

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)


Leimert Park / Los Angeles (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. You’re welcome to tell us about yourself and why you’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 “comments� link below to make a request for prayer.

prayers prayer requests cps child protective services child welfare

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 format:
“yourname - at -� . . . 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 doesn’t have the manpower to match people with lawyers, and there’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.

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Foster Care Alumni of America - Foster Care Community and Information - Welcome to FCAA

Hi Group & partners in crime,
Just received a great email from a friend in Georgia. I put it on a Temporary FPReform/NFPCAR Page. Here is the intro of the email:

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 Children Coalition.

Learn More: See Attachments OR Become an Active Participant

God Bless, GranPa Chuck

Parents Against TeenScreen <parents_against_ teenscreen@ earthlink. net> wrote:

From: "Parents Against TeenScreen" <parents_against_ teenscreen@ earthlink. net>
To: "Parents Against TeenScreen" <parents_against_ teenscreen@ earthlink. net>
Subject: "Shrink Control", Antidepressants, Grandma, H2O, and Tyke Psych Push
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 the merrier.  

 And pass the word! 


Columbia Daily Tribune

Guns don’t kill people; psychiatry does

By CHARLEY REESE (Former Orlando Sentinel 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.

More here: http://www.columbia 2008/Mar/ 20080308Comm004. asp

School shooter stories are being compiled here: http://schoolshoote rs.wordpress. com/

Remember the international news last month - "Antidepressants Don't Work" ?

Here's an online poll hosted by the British Medical Journal:

http://www.bmj. com/   Online poll  - Should doctors change their practice in prescribing antidepressants in the light of last month's research?  Yes or No?


Star Tribune

People with dementia getting drugged rather than helped - Reliance on antipsychotics, especially at nursing homes, is under fire.


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 Thanksgiving in 2006.

"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 and falling.

The drugs often are prescribed whether the resident is psychotic or not.

More here: http://tmap. wordpress. com/

Associated Press

Drugs in Water Could Affect Human Cells


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.

More here: com/article/ ALeqM5g5DTmHRpCe jb6f0jK8aH9iqx- M0gD8VA1B700

New York Post



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 and under.

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 tendencies.

Experts warn that some kids may be misdiagnosed or overmedicated to control behavior problems.

State Health Department officials told The Post they do not require a diagnosis when paying for the drugs.

More here: http://tmap. wordpress. com/


25,472 Signatures Against TeenScreen.     Video: com/watch? v=RfU9puZQKBY 



English   http://www.petition TScreen/petition .html 

Spanish http://www.psychsea html

Italian     http://www.psychsea .html

French   http://www.enfantsh yperactifs. com/petition- a-signer/

Norwegian:  Know a translator?

 Kathy Tilley

just tapping the mind here   !!!!!!LOL                                                                                                            THE ACCUSERS HOW YOUR TAXES PAY FOR ROGUE AGENCIES THAT THREATEN OUR CHILDRENS FUTURES !!                                                                                                                  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                                                

Requested Action:

Please call your Representative( s) today and urge him/her to sign Representative 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. Representative 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 Representative Obey (D-WI-7), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee as well as the  Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and Representative Walsh (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 Walsh.

Take Action:

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.

Step 1: Find your representatives. Go to gov/ and enter your zip code in the box in the upper left corner.

 Step 2: Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Representative’ s office.

Step 3: Once you reach your Representative’ s office, ask to speak to the aide who handles children’s issues.

Step 4: Identify yourself and your organization, and give this message:

Please sign on to the Representative Johnson’s 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].

Step 4: Repeat for other Representatives in your service area.

Step 5: Let PCA America know how your conversations went, particularly if you get any commitments to sign on. Contact Bridget Gavaghan at bgavaghan@preventch ildabuse. org or at 312-334-6819. You may also contact Danielle Mole at Prevent Child Abuse California at dmole@thecapcenter. org or at 916-244-1938.

If you have questions, please contact: Bridget Gavaghan, Director of Public Policy, at 312-334-6819 or bgavaghan@preventch ildabuse. org

============ ========= ==

Bridget Gavaghan

Director of Public Policy

Prevent Child Abuse America

500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200

Chicago, IL 60611

Ph: 312-334-6819

Fax: 312-939-8962

bgavaghan@preventch ildabuse. org

Don't miss the 2008 PCA America National Conference -- May 19-22, 2008 in Milwaukee ! Registration is now open.  Visit our website -- www.preventchildabu 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


National Center on Family Group Decision Making (U.S.)


Order Publication (Free - Add to Cart)

Year Published:

2003 - 137 pages


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 ...

 Hi 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 sure.

Nancee in CA.


Chertoff warns states to comply with ID rules

What part of the Tenth Amendment does Chertoff not understand?

Amendment X - 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, The Associated Press
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,
Slovenia. Chertoff warns states to comply with Real ID rules. The holdouts include South Carolina, Maine and Montana.

WASHINGTON - 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.

South Carolina, Maine, and Montana 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 New York and Washington.

A fourth state,
New Hampshire, 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 secondary screening.

Five senators —
Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Jon Tester and Max Baucus of Montana, and John Sununu of New Hampshire — appealed to Chertoff last week to exempt all 50 states from the looming deadline.

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 said.

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 passport."

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,
Montana Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer, 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 it.


The holdouts include South Carolina, Maine and Montana.

Tell every governor to get on board with defending the Constitutio 

TELL Governors: "DON'T BLINK!"

SC: Governor Mark Sanford

Office of the Governor

P.O. Box 12267

Columbia, SC 29211

Fax: 803-734-5167

Phone: 803-734-2100.

E-mail:  http://www.scgovern /contact/email/ default.htm

http://www.jbs. org/node/ 4553


Montana: Gov. Brian Schweitzer


Governor Brian D. Schweitzer
Office of the Governor
Montana State Capitol Bldg.
P.O. Box 200801
Helena MT 59620-0801
(406) 444-3111, FAX (406) 444-5529

http://www.jbs. org/node/ 7004


Maine: Governor John Elias Baldacci

http://maine. gov/governor/ baldacci/ index.shtml

Mailing Address

Office of the Governor

#1 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0001



207-287-6548 (TTY)



http://www.jbs. org/node/ 2493


Contact your legislators:

http://capwiz. com/jbs/home/


http://www.jbs. org/node/ 7152#SlideFrame_ 1 

http://www.jbs. org/node/ 3542 

http://www.jbs. org/node/ 6985  

Call YOUR Congressman

at 866 340-9281


Thoughts on Anger
Compiled by Lizzie

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 constructively

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 cordial dealings

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 losing them.

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. Edelstein, Ph.D.

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 physically ill.
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 NOT

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 message.
5) An agent of control.
6) A requirement when threatened.
7) A symbol of strength.
8) A result of unmet needs (neediness is the problem!)
9) A learned behavior (it is inborn!)
10) An emotion that will run its course (it escalates!)

Tips for the Management of Anger

1) Always try to say I made MYSELF angry.

2) Give up the idea that anger must be expressed.

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 anger.

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 environment (catharsis).
* Report anger to the person you are angry with.
* Mourn any losses connected to an incident that angers you.
* 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




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