Monday, October 31, 2011

American Minute

October 31

OCTOBER 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted 95 debate questions on the door of Wittenberg Church, which began a movement referred to as 'the Reformation.'

Summoned to stand trial in 1521 before 21-year-old Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Martin Luther was declared an outlaw. Frederick of Saxony hid Luther in Wartburg Castle, where he translated the New Testament into German.

Charles V later sacked Rome, imprisoned Pope Clement VII, oversaw the Spanish colonization of the Americas, began the Counter-Reformation, and defended Europe against the Muslim invasion of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

In 1529, Suleiman the Magnificent had 100,000 Muslim Turks surround Vienna, Austria.

Martin Luther wrote:

"The Turk is the rod of the wrath of the Lord our God...

If the Turk’s god, the devil, is not beaten first, there is reason to fear that the Turk will not be so easy to beat...Christian weapons and power must do it...

(The fight against the Turks) must begin with repentance, and we must reform our lives, or we shall fight in vain.

(The Church should) drive men to repentance by showing our great and numberless sins and our ingratitude, by which we have earned God’s wrath and disfavor, so that He justly gives us into the hands of the devil and the Turk."

Eric W. Gritisch wrote in Martin-God’s Court Jester: Luther in Retrospect (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1983, p. 69-70):

"Afraid of losing the much-needed support of the German princes for the struggle against the Turkish threat from the south, Emperor Charles V agreed to a truce between Protestant and Catholic territories in Nuremberg in 1532...

Thus the Lutheran movement was, for the first time, officially tolerated and could enjoy a place in the political sun of the Holy Roman Empire."

In 1543, reformer John Calvin wrote to Philip Melanthon (Selected Works of John Calvin: Tracts & Letters, I: 373):

"I hear of the sad condition of your Germany!...The Turk again prepares to wage war with a larger force. Who will stand up to oppose his marching throughout the length and breadth of the land, at his mere will and pleasure?"

Followers of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and other reformers who "protested" certain doctrines, were generally referred to as "Protestants."

New York University Professor Emeritus Patricia Bonomi, in her article "The Middle Colonies as the Birthplace of American Religious Pluralism" wrote:

"The colonists were about 98 percent Protestant."

Of the 56 signers of the Declaration, most were Protestant, with the notable exception of Catholic Charles Carroll of Maryland.

British Statesman Edmund Burke addressed Parliament, 1775:

"All a sort of dissent. But the religion most prevalent in our Northern Colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance; it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion."

Samuel Adams stated when he signed the Declaration of Independence:

"This day, I trust, the reign of political protestantism will commence."

Martin Luther later wrote:

"I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth."

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Liberty Quotes

"Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success -- only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, prosperous, progressive and free." --Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th US President

"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can." --Samuel Adams (1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of men that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever." --Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

On Halloween, homeless sex offender parolees pulled off streets

October 31, 2011 | 10:53 am
LA Times

California's homeless sex offender parolees will be rounded up and kept indoors Halloween night under a new initiative announced under the state's annual Operation Boo crackdown.

The state corrections department began the Halloween night initiative in 1994 and has expanded it since.

Sex offenders on parole are required to remain indoors from 5 p.m. Halloween night to 5 a.m. the next day and are banned from turning on external lights or decorating their houses for Halloween.

During the curfew they may only open the door to law enforcement.

The new condition imposed this year deals with transient sex offenders, who will be required to report to special centers to spend the night under supervision.

In Southern California, several government entities have taken a hard line on sex offenders leading up to Halloween this year.

Riverside County supervisors and the cities of Hemet and Temecula have passed measures prohibiting sex offenders (including those not on parole) from decorating their houses or passing out candy.

I left a nice comment there-

So where are the homeless sex offenders going to be housed?

In foster homes?

Foster Parents; Back to the basics. Allegations where do I turn? 4 / 7

Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner

Administrative Law is not something that is covered in your normal foster parents trainings, however; it should be at least… FULL STORY

American Minute

October 30

John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735.

A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in 1764.

In the Continental Congress, John Adams recommended Thomas Jefferson pen the Declaration and George Washington be Commander-in-Chief.

John Adams authored Massachusetts' 1780 Constitution and was U.S. Minister to France, signing the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War.

While U.S. Minister to Britain, John Adams helped ratify the Constitution by writing a three volume work: Defense of the Constitution of the Government of the United States.

John Adams was the first Vice-President, serving under George Washington, and in 1796 was elected the 2nd U.S. President.

He established the Library of Congress and the Department of Navy.

His son, John Quincy, became 6th President.

In 1819, John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson:

"Have you ever found in history, one single example of a Nation thoroughly corrupted that was afterwards restored to virtue?...

And without virtue, there can be no political liberty."

John Adams continued:

"Will you tell me how to prevent luxury from producing effeminacy, intoxication, extravagance, vice and folly?...

I believe no effort in favour of virtue is lost."

On June 2, 1778, while in Paris, John Adams made the entry in his diary:

"In vain are schools, academies, and universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years....

The vices and examples of the parents cannot be concealed from the children.

How is it possible that children can have any just sense of the sacred obligations of morality or religion if, from their earliest infancy, they learn their mothers live in habitual infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant infidelity to their mothers?"

In 1774, in his commentary titled, Novanglus: A History of the Dispute with America, from its Origin, in 1754, to the Present Time, John Adams wrote:

"It is the duty of the clergy to accommodate their discourses to the times, to preach against such sins as are most prevalent, and recommend such virtues as are most wanted.

For example, if exorbitant ambition and venality are predominant, ought they not to warn their hearers against those vices?

If public spirit is much wanted, should they not inculcate this great virtue?

If the rights and duties of Christian magistrates and subjects are disputed, should they not explain them, show their nature, ends, limitations, and restrictions, how much soever it may move the gall of Massachusetts."

On June 21, 1776, John Adams wrote:

"Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.

The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater measure, than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty."

In February of 1765, John Adams wrote in his notes on A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law:

"I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant, and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Boogie Man Is A CPS Worker - Baby LK Report For October 30th 2011

You have really GOT to see the latest

Who OWNS the children?


By Leonard Henderson
October 30, 2011
Who OWNS the children?

Kids CPS kills-year by year

64% Say U.S. Society Fair and Decent

Rasmussen Reports
Sunday, October 30, 2011

Most voters expect those who move here to adopt America's culture but still believe American society is fair and decent.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that nearly two-out-of three Likely U.S. Voters (64%) think society in this country is fair and decent. Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree and feel American society is unfair and discriminatory. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The 64% are the same people who think CPS is wonderful and have no clue about the Family Courts of NO constitutional Due Process.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Parental Rights – Analysis by Article of the UNCRC

I have been collecting the nine parts of this 2009 essay for months. I just now found them all. Here's the entire nine part series of Parental Rights – Analysis by Article of the UNCRC all together on one page-

Parental Rights – Analysis by Article of the UNCRC
By Peter Kamakawiwoole

1,000 California Foster Care Homes Match Sex Offender Addresses: Report

The Huffington
Post Dean Praetorius
First Posted: 10/27/11 04:46 PM ET Updated: 10/27/11 07:17 PM ET

A new audit of the California foster care system has revealed that over 1,000 foster home addresses match those of registered sex offenders, according to the Los Angeles Times.

It seems that child welfare official failed to compare the addresses even after they were told to do so in 2008. According to the Sacramento Bee, about 600 of the highlighted offenders were considered high risk.

The matching addresses involved both foster care facilities and homes, according to the Sacramento Bee. At this point eight licenses have been revoked or suspended, and an additional 36 orders have been issued barring individuals from facilities.

According to the Fresno Bee, the investigation was spurred by the killing of a young boy in the foster care system. FULL STORY

I left a nice comment there (subject to moderation)-

This story is the mere tip of the iceberg. We are continuall­y mystified why the PROBLEM with CPS and foster care doesn't ignite into a firestorm of angry citizens. Citizens should be "Pitchfork­s and Torches" mad about it.

"As many as 75 percent of all children in foster care, upon leaving the system, will have experience­d sexual abuse. One study by Johns Hopkins University found that the rate of sexual abuse within the foster-car­e system is more than four times as high as in the general population­; in group homes, the rate of sexual abuse is more than 28 times that of the general population­." --Sexual Abuse: An Epidemic in Foster Care Settings? -By Orlow, Orlow & Orlow July 17, 2009

Leonard Henderson, co-founder
American Family Rights
"Until Every Child Comes Home"©
"The Voice of America's Families"©

Grandmother outraged advocacy group using her deceased granddaughter's name

Reported by: Laurie Salazar Email:
Print Story Published: 10/28 6:20 pm Share Updated: 10/28 6:39 pm

SAN ANTONIO- A mother and daughter were murdered, and their home set on fire. It happened last month, possibly the tragic result of domestic violence. Now, a small group of protesters is using 10-year old Sammy Ochoa's death to send a message that they think there's a problem with Child Protective Services, not just here, but nationwide.

But that didn’t sit well with Sammy’s grandmother, Suzy Bianchi-Peters. She was outraged because she did not know anything about Sammy being included in this protest until we told her about it.

Susie Flores who was protesting said, “I'm honoring Dia De Los Muertos in honor of Sammy Ochoa who passed away on the 14th of September 2011.”

Flores and other members from Parental Rights U.S.A. focused on Sammy as they protested outside of CPS. They claim it bares some of the blame for her death along with the deaths of more than 550 other children across the nation because it didn't protect them. It's something Sammy's grandmother Suzy Bianchi-Peters was shocked to find out.

“I think that it is disrespectful, I really feel that if they had a true positive message behind it that they would have at least contacted me,” said Bianchi-Peters.

Sammy's grandmother is offended that protesters see her granddaughter as another number.

She said, “I feel it is disrespectful to consider my granddaughter a statistic. Even though her data is a statistic my granddaughter is not.”

Instead Sammy's grandmother is preparing several alters to honor the little girl and her mom Rebecca for the Day of the Dead.

“We decorate the alter with things they enjoyed, food. My granddaughter and daughter loved to hoola hoop, so I brought two small hoola hoops.”

A burnt Raggedy Ann doll on the alter will symbolize much more. It was one of Sammy’s favorite dolls. It also shows the reality of the child's brutal death. FULL STORY

I left a nice comment there-

We have plenty of Grandmothers, Aunts and Uncles who are crying because CPS refuses to honor the Kinship Placements law- 42 U.S.C. § 671 (a) (19)- because there's no money in that for the system.

It is a terrible situation for families out here in the real world, and NOBODY CARES.

I have some unfortunate news for Grandmother Suzy Bianchi-Peters: There is NO "positive message" when it comes to the officious ( CPS and the unconstitutional courts of NO Due Process.

The universal solution to the problem is- MAKE CHILD ABUSE A CRIME. Because right now, it's NOT. See "What Happens in the FOG"-

Leonard Henderson, co-founder
American Family Rights
"Until Every Child Comes Home"©
"The Voice of America's Families"©

Friday, October 28, 2011

Foster Parents; Back to the basics. Allegations where do I turn? 3 / 7

October 26, 2011
Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner

We are exploring what takes place when you have an allegation pending. The steps that you are about to go through, emotions… FULL STORY

Justice Department Proposes Letting Government Deny Existence of Sensitive Documents

By Shannon Bream
Published October 26, 2011

A longtime internal policy that allowed Justice Department officials to deny the existence of sensitive information could become the law of the land -- in effect a license to lie -- if a newly proposed rule becomes federal regulation in the coming weeks.

The proposed rule directs federal law enforcement agencies, after personnel have determined that documents are too delicate to be released, to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests "as if the excluded records did not exist." FULL STORY

That is already standard procedure with CPS and the unconstitutional courts of NO Due Process

Fall Child Indicator Newsletter Features New Resources and Data

October 28, 2011
Fall Child Indicator Newsletter Features New Resources and Data, Updates to Key National Reports on Child Well-being, and More  

Child Trends publishes The Child Indicator three times a year to communicate major developments and new resources within the child and youth indicators field to interested users, researchers, and data developers.  The Fall 2011 issue provides a roundup of recent updates to key national indicator publications and features several new resources.

One of the recent reports, the 2011 KIDS COUNT data book, reiterates that place matters for child well-being.  The latest state data show growing economic insecurity and declining opportunity among families on the lower half of the income scale.  However, the economic downturn has affected children differently across states, with the "worst" states performing two to four times more poorly on every indicator as the "best" states.  The report suggests a two-generation approach to improving child well-being, using interventions that work to address the needs of both children - including through high-quality early childhood and literacy programs - and their parents - through programs that increase family income and assets.

In addition, the fall Child Indicator highlights three new reports on unintended pregnancies, national data on children's daily experiences including television usage and type of child care, data on U.S. students' subject-area knowledge, and a roundup of global child indicator news.

Child Trends produces and distributes The Child Indicator with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Foster Parents; Parental Rights. Alarm sex education!

October 27, 2011
Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner

It is our responsibility to keep our finger on the pulse of all parental rights in this country. As foster parents are we responsible as guardians… FULL STORY

Foster Parents; Back to the basics. Allegations where do I turn? 2 / 7

October 26, 2011
Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner

We are covering exactly what takes place when you have an allegation pending. The steps that you are about to go through,… FULL STORY

Foster Parents; Back to the basics. Allegations where do I turn? 1/7

October 26, 2011
Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner

Your children are gone. The foster child that has been in your home since birth is gone in a heartbeat. Feelings and emotions… FULL STORY

15 people arrested in Medicare scheme

Clinic and pharmacies re-billed the government for anti-psychotic medications
By Adolfo Flores, Veronica Rocha and Jason Wells
October 27, 2011 | 6:40 p.m.

Fifteen people were arrested Thursday on suspicion of taking part in an elaborate $18-million Medicare fraud scheme that officials say involved a Glendale medical clinic and a pharmacy in San Marino.

The scheme involved so-called “prescription harvesting,” in which Manor Medical Imaging Clinic and San Gabriel Valley pharmacies allegedly re-billed the government repeatedly for anti-psychotic medications, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday. FULL STORY

Foster Parents; Child Protective Services ineffective?

October 25, 2011
Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner

In research, we find the most compelling articles, there are so many people coming out of the fog and speaking up on the subject of CPS. One… FULL STORY

Foster Parents; When parents are abused? Part 4 of 4

Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner

We, are discussing an article we discovered about the issues we face today in dealing with CPS, this article was written by David Wagner and… FULL STORY

CDC Director Arrested for Child Molestation and Bestiality

Posted By Dr. Mercola | October 28 2011

New revelation about high ranking CDC official who played a key role in the H1N1 propaganda scare, and pushed vaccines on young children... This evidences her lack of integrity and concern for children should finally settle your trust issue. Isn't it time to look elsewhere for advice?

As an official in charge of CDC health recommendations for all American children, her actions raise troublesome questions about her level of concern for the health and well-being of children in general FULL STORY

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Toddler taken by CPS over $5.00 sandwiches

posted: 10/27/2011, 1:42 pm

Have you ever eaten something in a store, planning to pay on the way out? Would you ever imagine forgetting to pay would result in your arrest and CPS taking your child?

One of our members in community, told the January 2012 Birth Club, how she was arrested and her 3 year old daughter was taken by CPS over two $2.50 sandwiches.

According to her she went to a grocery store with her husband where they ate those sandwiches. They saved the wrappers to pay on the way out. Distracted while bagging all their other groceries and dealing with a cranky toddler, the wrappers were left in the cart and forgotten.

On the way out, they were confronted by store employees. Although they offered immediately to pay the $5.00, the police were called and they were arrested at the insistence of the manager.

According to mother – who is pregnant by the way – “The police tried to arrange to have one of us arrested at a time, but it was not possible. They had to call Child Protective Services to take our daughter because we have no friends or family here….. Our bail was $50 each, and we are charged with Fourth Degree Theft. Neither of us has ever been arrested before, or dealt with CPS. We called and called the office already and the social worker said that Child Welfare Services has three business days to return our daughter or decide to keep her. FULL STORY

I left a nice comment there (subject to moderation)-

If things go like usual for parents whose children have been kidnapped by CPS, that child is likely gone forever.

The parents will sell everything they own to pay an attorney, who will likely be clueless how to muster a Vigorous Defense in the unconstitutional court of NO Due Process.

Penniless, and homeless, their employment prospects will be severely curtailed because they are on the Child Abuse Register.

That’s what’s NORMAL when CPS sinks their talons into a family.

Leonard Henderson, co-founder
American Family Rights
“Until Every Child Comes Home”©
“The Voice of America’s Families”©

New Workforce Report Released

New Workforce Report Released
Posted on October 27, 2011
by Children's Monitor

Investing in the Social Work Workforce (pdf), a new report released from the Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) in collaboration with the Action Network for Social Work Education and Research (ANSWER), explores the need for more comprehensive, broadly available strategies that target both the recruitment and education of the next generation of professional social workers, and the training of current practitioners. The SWPI works to strengthen social work’s voice in public policy deliberations; to inform policy makers through the collection and dissemination of information on social work effectiveness; and to create a forum to examine current and future issues in health care and social service delivery. The ANSWER Coalition was founded to increase advocacy on behalf of social work education, training, and research through collaboration among social work education, research, and practice organizations; social work education programs; and other interest groups.

The goals of the report are to ensure that social workers have up-to-date skills and the necessary knowledge to meet the demands of the individuals, families, organizations and communities in need. The report concludes with an action agenda (pdf) highlighting the need for the profession to work across social work organizations and with interdisciplinary partners and to engage the executive and legislative branches of government and foundations at both the state and national levels, in order to enhance investments in social work across all fields of practice

Audit report: Sex offenders are living or working in foster-care homes

By Brad Branan
Published: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 - 12:20 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 - 1:53 pm
Sacramento Bee

Sex offenders are living or working in foster-care facilities and homes, according to a report released by the California State Auditor this morning.

The addresses of more than 1,000 registered sex offenders matched the addresses of licensed foster-care facilities and homes, auditors found. Almost 600 of those sex offenders were considered high risk.

The state Department of Social Services investigated the auditor's findings and has begun licensing action against eight facilities and issued orders barring 36 individuals from facilities, according to the audit. Counties have separately taken action to remove children from homes or bar offenders from them.

"This is appalling," said Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, who requested the report because of concern about children who died in the child welfare system.

The audit does not identify the location of where sex offenders were found. Spokespeople at the auditor's office and the Department of Social Services spokesman said they expect to provide the information later today.

The audit focused on Child Protective Services agencies in Sacramento, Fresno and Alameda counties. Los Angeles County was also selected for review, but officials there refused to provide information requested by the auditor.

The report found that Sacramento County had the highest number of deaths of children who had previous involvement with the child welfare system, out of the three counties reviewed. From 2008 to 2010, 15 children with prior abuse or neglect allegations died from subsequent abuse or neglect in Sacramento County. That compares to five such deaths in Fresno County and four in Alameda County.

Sacramento and the two other counties sometimes fail to promptly and thoroughly investigate abuse and neglect reports, the audit found. Auditors detail several cases in which Sacramento County social workers made questionable decisions in cases that ultimately resulted in death.

House Ways and Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on SSI for Children

House Ways and Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on SSI for Children
by timbricelandbetts
October 27, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Earlier today the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for children. Subcommittee Chair Geoff Davis, (R-KY) opened the hearing with a statement that he is focused on oversight of SSI benefits for children, including trends, program growth, and recipient outcomes. He expressed concerns that too many children on SSI drop out of school, experience poor employment outcomes, and continue receiving disability payments year after year even into adulthood. The Subcommittee is reviewing how the SSI program is currently coming up short and pos sible remedies. Davis has asked the Government Accountability Office to review the program.

Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) is the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee. He stated that he shares the goals of ensuring the effective and efficient administration of SSI. He offered suggestions such as providing adequate resources to conduct continuing disability reviews to ensure that SSI recipients maintain their eligibility for benefits, and increasing educational and employment opportunities for disabled children as get they older.

One of the witnesses, Dr. Elizabeth Roberts, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, stated that she has seen an alarming abuse of the SSI system. She testified that the misdiagnosis of children with psychiatric conditions coupled with the financial incentive under SSI for getting children diagnosed with mental illness has led to abuse. Dr. Roberts was challenged on her assertions by Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA), who is also a child psychologist. He urged her to report any and all abuse she has seen, especially any that is maltreatment or unethical.

Katie Bentley, the mother of a young boy who suffers from multiple serious disorders and is an SSI recipient, also testified. She spoke of how the SSI benefits have given her son opportunities that would not be available otherwise and how much he has improved as a result.

Now we know why McDermott is such a turd.  Since Dr Elizabeth Roberts has been challenged to "report any and all abuse" of using children as cash cows for the dope industry and mental illness clinicians, perhaps you can send her YOUR STORY

Occupying your refrigerator

Senator Grassley Meets with Foster Youth at CWLA Member Agency

Senator Grassley Meets with Foster Youth at CWLA Member Agency
October 27, 2011 at 1:40 PM
by timbricelandbetts

Senator Charles Grassley (R- IA) visited a new project in Iowa yesterday that aims to smooth the transition for foster children who age out of the system. Sponsors of the “Bridging the Gap” program, including young people and CWLA member Four Oaks , met with Sen. Grassley to discuss the program. Sen. Grassley is the former chair and current member of the Senate Finance Committee which has jurisdiction over federal child welfare programs. He is also co-founder and co-chairman of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, and the recipient of the CWLA 2011 Congressional Advocate of the Year Award.

Jim Ernst, executive director of Four Oaks thanked the Senator for visiting the program. “Senator Grassley is a leader on child welfare issues in Congress and in Iowa and is demonstrating his leadership and commitment with his visit today” he said. “He takes these issues and these children seriously” he continued.

The new program based in Cedar Rapids aims to fill a suitcase with items for each foster child who reaches 18 and has to leave the system. “This may sound like not much, but for these kids, it’s an awful good thing, things like bedding, pots and pans and cleaning supplies,” Grassley says. “This effort is so valuable.”

Grassley continued: “If there’s one thing I have learned from kids that are in foster care, what they’d like to do is be like other kids, have a permanent home, have a loving mother and dad.” In the Cedar Rapids area alone 900 children are in foster care and every year at least 25 of them turn 18, graduate from high school and are sent into the world.

Four Oaks has grown to become one of Iowa’s primary providers of youth services, serving more than 14,000 children and families each year. It is an agency that believes in a family-based treatment philosophy where children do best in families, and families do best in communities that support them.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CDC exposed as overfed money-wasting swine + Lancet flu shot study demolished!

Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 01:35:50 -0500
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Dear NaturalNews readers,

Want to see how the CDC really spends your tax dollars? Oh man, just wait until you see this revealing video from, believe it or not, ABC News!

Read our coverage of this revealing video at:

... or just watch the short video report yourself at:

Also today: I demolish the silly claim based on a new Lancet study which says that flu shots are "60% effective." I read the study and it says that for every 100 adults vaccinated, only 1.5 of them will avoid influenza as a result.

Seriously, when will mainstream media journalists ever learn how to understand math? Here's my breakdown of this latest vaccine quackery:

Seriously now? The U.S. government wants to use innocent children as medical experiment guinea pigs by injecting them with experimental anthrax vaccines! Yeah, as if we didn't already commit enough crimes with the dead children in Nigeria, or the dead prisoners in Guatemala, right? Now we gotta poison our own American children with experimental medicines, too?

Want some good news? If you take vitamin D, you don't even need a vaccine against tuberculosis, says this report:

Jury awards former foster child $2 million from state of Oregon over abuse suffered at hands of foster parents

Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:26 PM Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 9:25 PM
By Aimee Green, The Oregonian

A Multnomah County jury unanimously awarded $2 million Wednesday to a former foster child who was abused and starved for two years while under the watch of state child welfare workers.

An attorney for the boy successfully argued that the Oregon Department of Human Services repeatedly failed to protect the boy despite repeated reports to a child-abuse hotline. The boy lived in the Clackamas County foster home of Thelma and William Beaver from 2002 to 2004. He weighed more at age 1, when he moved into the home, than at age 3, about the time he was removed from the home.

B.D.'s older sister, then known as Jordan Knapp, also suffered. She weighed just 28 pounds at age 5, when she was flown by Life Flight helicopter to OHSU with a broken skull. The girl's injury -- not a long list of reports of suspected abuse to the hotline -- spurred DHS to remove the children from the foster home for good.

Attorney Scott Kocher filed suit on behalf of Jordan, and days before B.D.'s trial, settled the case with the state for $1.5 million. FULL STORY

I left a nice comment there-

I wish we could sue DHS out of business and put the agents in prison for their Federal Crimes against America's families- several of which are capital crimes-

Leonard Henderson, co-founder
American Family Rights
"Until Every Child Comes Home"©
"The Voice of America's Families"©

Liberty Quotes

"False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.

Can it be supposed that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, the most important of the code, will respect the less important and arbitrary ones, which can be violated with ease and impunity, and which, if strictly obeyed, would put an end to personal liberty... and subject innocent persons to all the vexations that the guilty alone ought to suffer?

Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. They ought to be designated as laws not preventive but fearful of crimes, produced by the tumultuous impression of a few isolated facts, and not by thoughtful consideration of the inconveniences and advantages of a universal decree."-- Cesare Beccaria (1735-1794) [Bonesana, Marchese di] Italian nobleman, criminologist, and penal reformer Source: Dei delitti e delle pene, [On Crimes and Punishments] ch.38 (1764) Translation is as quoted by Thomas Jefferson in his  Commonplace Book_, 314 (G. Chinard ed. 1926), which was "the source book and repertory of Jefferson's ideas on government." Id. at 4.

"Gun control has proved to be a grievous failure, a means of disarming honest citizens without limiting firepower available to those who prey on the law-abiding. Attempting to use the legal system to punish the weapon rather than the person misusing the weapon is similarly doomed to fail." -- Doug Bandow (1954- ) columnist, author, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute

"[Individual disarmament] palsies the hand and brutalizes the mind; an habitual disuse of physical force totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression." -- Joel Barlow (1754-1812) American poet, diplomat, politician Source: Advice To The Privileged Orders In The Several States Of Europe 16-17 (London 1792).

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"Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1, 1787

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Evaluation finds recruitment approach nearly doubles likelihood of adoption from foster care

October 26, 2011

Evaluation finds recruitment approach nearly doubles likelihood of adoption from foster care

For the last five years, Child Trends has conducted a multi-state, experimental design evaluation of the Wendy's Wonderful Kids (WWK) recruitment approach, sponsored by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and focused exclusively on children in foster care. The evaluation results are being released today by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Child Trends.

In 2010, more than 107,000 children in foster care were waiting to be adopted. That same year, fewer than half that number were adopted, and they tended to be, primarily, the very young children under the age of 12.  Older children and those with special needs were less likely to be adopted.  The five-year study, conducted by Child Trends, found children served by a child-focused recruitment model experienced substantially higher rates of adoption than children not served by this model, and that the approach is even more effective for older children and those with mental health disorders.

The child-focused recruitment model is used by DTFA's signature program, Wendy's Wonderful Kids (WWK), which provides local adoption agencies with grants to hire dedicated adoption recruiters who spend 100 percent of their job focused on finding waiting children forever homes.

Child Trends' evaluation of the child-focused recruitment model found several promising results:
  • Children in foster care served by Wendy's Wonderful Kids are 1.7 times more likely to be adopted than those not served by WWK.
  • For older children, the impact of WWK is even greater, with the likelihood of adoption up to three times higher than for children not served by WWK.
  • For children with mental health disorders served by WWK are three times more likely to be adopted than those not served by WWK.
Since its inception in 2004 as a pilot project, WWK has served more than 7,300 children, including 2,512 who have been placed in permanent adoptive homes. The full report can be found here.  

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Congressional Baby Caucus Briefing on Trauma

Posted on October 26, 2011 by SuzanneCWLA

The Congressional Baby Caucus, led by Representatives Denny Rehberg (R-MT) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) held a briefing this morning on, “The Effects of Trauma on Infants and Toddlers: Creating Informed Policy to Prevent a Lifetime of Negative Consequences.” Representative DeLauro actively moderated the panel with passion for exploring this issue and identifying solutions. The panel of experts included Frank W. Putnam, M.D., of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the University of North Carolina; Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital; and Dorinda Silver Williams, LCSW-C, ACSW, of ZERO TO THREE.

Dr. Putnam offered an overview of national maltreatment data and research indicating a link between the recession and increased maltreatment. He then discussed the risk associated with adverse childhood experiences and the effects of childhood trauma on early brain development and long-term physical health and social development. He concluded with a discussion of evidence-based interventions and prevention programs, calling for policy support for funding, quality standards, investment in research, and cross-systems collaboration. Dr. Lieberman took a clinicians perspective relaying the case story of a traumatized child and how critical trauma-informed care was to improving the child’s symptoms, functioning and development trajectory. Dr. Lieberman’s recommendations focused on improving training and technical assistance of workers in community-based services and ensuring intergenerational treatment for both the parents and young children as a best practice.  Williams explained the trauma related experiences of children in military families, whether its due to death, or the return of a parent struggling with a trauma related disorder.
Administration on Children Youth and Families Commissioner Bryan Samuels offered special remarks on how trauma threatens young children’s social and emotional well-being. He talked about the need to elevate the goal of child well-being to the same level as safety and permanency within the child welfare system. He also pointed to the progress made in the recent reauthorization of IV-B of the Social Security Act that requires states to screen for trauma and develop a plan to address the developmental needs of young children. In addition, he highlighted the Administration’s recent funding of five traumagrants in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Connecticut, Colorado, and Montana for training and implementation of evidence-based trauma interventions and including technical assistance through collaboration with SAMHSA.
The briefing covered several policy recommendations, including improving the quality and capacity of social services like Early Head Start and child care; adequately funding research and technical assistance like the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, improving workforce supports in systems serving vulnerable populations; fostering trauma informed systems through programs like the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund; and maintaining fundingfor the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program amidst the budget negotiations.

The New Epidemic Sweeping Across America (and it's Not a Disease)

Posted By Dr. Mercola | October 26 2011

Death by medicine is a 21st-century epidemic, and America's "war on drugs" is clearly directed at the wrong enemy!

Prescription drugs are now killing far more people than illegal drugs, and while most major causes of preventable deaths are declining, those from prescription drug use are increasing, an analysis of recently released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the Los Angeles Times revealed.

The Times analysis of 2009 death statistics, the most recent available, showed:

  • For the first time ever in the US, more people were killed by drugs than motor vehicle accidents
  • 37,485 people died from drugs, a rate fueled by overdoses on prescription pain and anxiety medications, versus 36,284 from traffic accidents
  • Drug fatalities more than doubled among teens and young adults between 2000 and 2008, and more than tripled among people aged 50 to 69

Again, these drug-induced fatalities are not being driven by illegal street drugs; the analysis found that the most commonly abused prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax and Soma now cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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"Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness." --George Washington, First Annual Message, 1790

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October 24

The United Nations, whose name was coined by U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, officially began OCTOBER 24, 1945.

The United Nations was created to prevent future wars.

Unfortunately, since the time its charter was drafted in the Garden Room of San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel, there have been over 100 million casualties in nearly 150 wars worldwide:

5 in Central Asia,

11 in South Asia,

20 in Southeast Asia,

13 in Eastern Europe,

23 in the Middle East,

25 in Latin & South America and

50 in Africa.

At the 1945 Charter Conference, the U.N. secretary-general was Alger Hiss.

Alger Hiss was later accused of being a Communist agent by former Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers. Hiss was convicted in a publicized 1948 trial.

After Whittaker Chambers died, President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Medal of Freedom, March 26, 1984, stating:

"At a critical moment in our Nation’s history, Whittaker Chambers stood alone against the brooding terrors of our age...

He became the focus of a momentous controversy in American history that symbolized our century’s epic struggle between freedom and totalitarianism, a controversy in which the solitary figure of Whittaker Chambers personified the mystery of human redemption in the face of evil and suffering."

The 185 member United Nations spends $20 billion annually, with the largest amount being contributed by United States.

Though 50 States comprise the United States of America, they are allowed only one combined vote, equivalent to the tiniest of nations.

After accusations of a U.N. Oil for Food Scandal and a U.N. Sex Scandal, the U.N. was pressured to release its first audit in 2005.

The fourth President of the U.N. General Assembly, elected in 1949, was Philippine General Carlos Romulo, who had served with General Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific.

General Carlos Romulo, the first Asian to win a Pulitzer Prize, wrote:

"Never forget Americans, that yours is a spiritual country.

Yes, I know you're a practical people.

Like others, I've marveled at your factories, your skyscrapers, and your arsenals.

But underlying everything else is the fact that America began as a God-loving, God-fearing, God-worshipping people."

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Parents: Due to its subject matter, this email may not be suitable for all readers.

Last week the New York Times printed an opinion piece, “Does Sex Ed. Undermine Parental Rights?” In it, Princeton professor Robert George and Ph.D. student Melissa Moschella argue that the new sex education program being introduced in New York City public schools violates parental rights.

According to the article, the only content to be subject to a parental opt-out provision is classes on contraception and birth control. Other topics about which parents will have no say include discussion on methods of sexual gratification for oneself or others, and what health or pregnancy risks they do or do not pose.

One mother who appeared on an NBC News-4 video of a parents’ rally today urged the school board to “give parents the option and the right to choose based on their knowledge of their children.”

Instead, school officials have made a decision for all public school children, and the desires of the parents do not even come into play. If you have a child in their schools, the decision has been made for you.

Isn’t it time parents had more of a say in the education of their children and not less? It is no wonder homeschooling is growing in popularity, but the future of society is being shaped in every kind of school. Giving the public schools carte blanche with anyone’s children will impact us all sooner or later. The pendulum needs to swing back the other way, and parents need to be restored as the first line of defense in the lives of their children.

Sadly, many U.S. Courts in the last decade have upheld the idea that, as the Ninth Circuit put it in Fields v. Palmdale, “Parents … have no constitutional right … to prevent a public school from providing its students with whatever information it wishes to provide, sexual or otherwise, when and as the school determines that it is appropriate to do so.” So as long as the school board decides graphic depictions of various sex acts are “appropriate” for pre-teen students, as is the case in New York, there is nothing concerned parents can do about it in the public school context.

But something can be done in Congress. By passing the Parental Rights Amendment, we can restore the traditional protection of “the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children” as a fundamental right to all parents – including those with kids in public schools.


Michael Ramey
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