Wednesday, August 31, 2011

All charges dropped against Detroit mom Maryanne Godboldo

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of

(NaturalNews) All charges have been dropped against Detroit mom Maryanne Godboldo, the woman who was SWAT team raided when Child Protective Services attempted to kidnap her daughter because Maryanne refused to "treat" her with psychiatric medications. An armed standoff ensued, and Maryanne ultimately walked out of her house and was charged with multiple felony counts

Listen to my interview with Maryanne about the incident at:

I also called Maryanne Godboldo, who is African American, a Civil Rights hero for standing up to government thugs who tried to kidnap her daughter. Here my audio commentary on the situation at:

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Foster Parents; Breaking news, CPS house coming down.

Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner
August 31, 2011

Foster Parents; Breaking news

CPS house coming down..

Breaking news, our office just notified of a case in Connecticut. An active social worker coming forward, out of the darkness to state she is an active DCF worker, quoting article, she is saying

“she can no longer sleep soundly with what she knows and is asked to do”.

We, that is Foster Parents Legal Solutions, have always said that eventually their less than honest methods would eventually catch up with them, this goes to show that their money making ride on the Mondale Act is about to end, about to fall down around their heads.

The article goes on to say,  FULL STORY

Choosing death can be like a 'birth,' advocates say

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN
August 30, 2011 2:24 p.m. EDT

Editor's note: Coming this fall on CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes an in-depth look at assisted suicide and families ripped apart by the issue.

Portland, Oregon (CNN) -- James Powell could barely speak on the day he died; cancer had confined him to bed and heavy painkillers left him only semi-lucid. Yet the mood was almost celebratory as 25 people -- family, friends and volunteers -- gathered in a large living room to tell stories and say goodbye on the day Powell chose to end his suffering.

"After he took the medication, he fell asleep really quickly. His body just relaxed. He went into deep snoring. There were tears, but also it felt like a real family gathering of support," his daughter Katy, 61, remembers. "After he died you could pretty much feel the spirit kind of lift in the room. Thank goodness he's free of that horrible suffering and pain."

Powell, who died at age 82 in 2008, had worked to pass Oregon's Death With Dignity Act, a law enacted in 1997 that allows terminally ill patients to choose to end their own lives with lethal medications. A similar law was passed in 2009 in Washington. In Montana, the state supreme court ruled in 2009 that doctors in that state cannot be prosecuted for assisting with the death of terminally ill patients, but did not guarantee it as a constitutional right. (!)

This month, in Massachusetts, the Dignity 2012 campaign, which includes members of a local chapter of the national nonprofit group Compassion & Choices, is spearheading a movement to get a Death With Dignity Act on the 2012 ballot. Supporters filed paperwork with the state's attorney general.

The idea of allowing someone to end his or her own life is undoubtedly controversial. Gallup's 2011 Values and Beliefs poll found in March that 45% of Americans consider doctor-assisted suicide morally acceptable, and 48% believe it's morally wrong; the split was closer than on other hot-button issues such as abortion, having a child out of wedlock and cloning animals.

The law is significant for more than just the few people who actually go through the entire process of obtaining lethal medications and taking them, said Barbara Coombs Lee, president of Compassion & Choices.

"End of life care and empowered patients are better for everyone in the state," she said.
But this creates a double standard for the prevention of suicide, argues Stephen Drake, research analyst for the organization Not Dead Yet, a disability advocacy group that opposes physician-assisted suicide.

In his view, the Death with Dignity Act establishes a two-tiered system in which some people's suicides are more encouraged than others. It's the idea that young, healthy and nondisabled people should be prevented from dying, while the deaths of the old, ill and disabled should be facilitated, he said.

"When you look at it that way, it doesn't look so much like empowerment's at work," Drake said.

There's a difference between helping a patient feel comfortable at the end of life and "making killing an acceptable part of medical practice," he said. He said he fears advocates will attempt to expand the established law's requirements to include more and more people, although Coombs Lee said her organization has no interest in broadening the eligibility rules for the Death with Dignity Act. FULL STORY

Nothing to see here folks. Move along. Don't worry about THIS ever getting OUT OF CONTROL, because that could just NEVER HAPPEN.  Could it?

Foster Parents; Hosting mini seminars 2 / 3

August 30, 2011
Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner

In part 1, we started building our foundation for this question; what can you do about it? Missed part one? Here, is a link to catch up on what we are… FULL STORY

Children whose parents divorce 'more likely' to become binge drinkers

Children with parents who divorce or separate before they are five are more likely to become binge drinkers when they reach 16 than children with parents who remain together, a major new study has found.
By James Hall, Consumer Affairs Editor 5:44PM BST 28 Aug 2011
London Telegraph

Demos, the thinktank, has analysed the drinking habits of almost 32,000 people over three decades. It found that the style of a child’s upbringing has a marked impact on his or her alcohol consumption as a teenager and adult.

As well as finding that children whose parents divorce are more likely to have “problematic drinking behaviors”, the study found that 16-year-olds with “disengaged parents” are over eight times more likely to drink excessively than children with parents who are more engaged.

Conversely, high levels of parental warmth when a child is under five significantly reduce the chances that the child will drink excessively at the age of 16, Demos says.

Jamie Bartlett, the author of the report, said: “Divorce won't make your child a drinker, but instability and stress around relationship breakdown takes its toll on parents and children.

“Difficult relationships and high levels of stress for parents with young children have been shown to affect children later on and their relationship with alcohol is no exception. Setting strong rules around alcohol consumption as children get older will be crucial to ensuring that we are not raising a generation of binge drinkers.”

Although binge drinking – the consumption of more than twice the recommended daily allowance of alcohol in one episode – has actually been in decline in the UK for at least five years, a “small but possibly growing” number of young adults is drinking to “extreme excess”, Demos said.

The Department of Health’s recommendation for alcohol consumption is 21 units a week for men and 14 for women.

Demos’s findings could to be taken into account when the Department of Health publishes its new alcohol strategy later this year. The strategy is expected to give local authorities greater powers to tackle alcohol-related problems.

The report, which draws on detailed statistical analysis of two vast sets of data, concludes that parenting style is “enormously important” in shaping a child’s views on alcohol. It says that parents “play a central role” in shaping the way that their children drink in later life.

“Simply put, if a set of parents spends a lot of time with the child, while also enforcing rules and discipline, the child is much less likely to drink excessively as an adolescent and as an adult, compared with children whose parents did not,” says the thinktank in the report, called Under the Influence.

The group identified four types of parenting; authoritarian, disengaged, laissez-faire and tough love.

“The combination of discipline and affection, sometimes called ‘tough ‘love’, is known to be related to several positive outcomes for children – and responsible drinking is one of them,” it said.

Parents that set and enforce clear boundaries, mixed with “high levels of attachment”, make a major difference, the report says.

Mr Bartlett said that it is “vital” that parents with young children have strong support networks around them if they separate.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Three Big Policemen Pounding on Door

Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)- Illinois
August 25, 2011
Three Big Policemen Pounding on Door

Mrs. Vroom (name changed to protect privacy) went to answer a knock at the door expecting it was the mailman. To her complete surprise, it was a social worker. She said the Vrooms were under investigation and suspected of abusing their adopted autistic daughter. She wanted to enter the family home immediately and inspect it.

Mrs. Vroom said she first wanted to find out what her rights were. Now agitated, the social worker said she would come back with the police. Members of HSLDA, the family called for guidance.

While Mrs. Vroom was on the phone with HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff, three very large policemen—plus the social worker—began pounding on her door. When the police found out Mrs. Vroom was on the phone with her lawyer, their attitude abruptly changed.

The parents brought the children out so the entire posse could see they were fine. All admitted there were no signs of abuse.

But they continued to demand entrance into the home—albeit more politely. The social worker threatened to come back with a court order. As they left, Mrs. Vroom extended her hand. The social worker refused to take it.

We retained Mauck and Baker, a Chicago law firm with a long relationship with HSLDA, to assist. After learning that the family was accused of improper discipline, Woodruff recommended that the family’s doctor examine all the children. He found them to be happy, affectionate, responsive—and he found no signs of abuse.

Since the accusations against the family were not anonymous, the Vrooms later granted the social worker’s request to question their children.

All the charges were subsequently ruled “unfounded.” Neither the social worker nor the police ever entered the home, and no court order was ever obtained.

The family later wrote us: “We had appreciated HSLDA and all they stood for, but until this time we did not realize how very much our homeschool and our family depended on the expertise, wisdom and support of this group. It is with profound gratitude that we are members of the Home School Legal Defense Association and to all who devote their time and resources, our deepest thanks!”

Clackamas County offers lessons on handling mental health crises

Innovative class will cover prevalence of mental illnesses and potential warning signs
The Estacada News, Aug 29, 2011

For years, people around the country have attended local first aid classes centering on such topics as CPR, but Clackamas County is set to place a new class in the lineup. Beginning this fall, the county will offer a Mental Health First Aid class taught by certified mental health first aid instructors.

“It’s a pretty incredible program because we have the only two people in the region who are trained, and they will be teaching the class,” said Aaron Abrams, a community relations specialist for Clackamas County.

The class is geared toward people in every capacity in the community, from law enforcement personnel to human resources professionals and to average citizens.

“This class is for anyone who interacts with another human being,” instructor Susie Schenk said.

Schenk is a crisis triage therapist for the Clackamas County Crisis Program and is a licensed professional counselor, as well as a certified drug and alcohol counselor. Teaching alongside Schenk is Karen Carlin, who is a care coordinator for the program.

“Twenty five years ago I started teaching CPR and first-aid when it was a lot less common, and just like that my dream is to develop a community of citizen responders because mental illness affects all of us whether we know it or not,” Carlin said.

Statistics show 1 in 4 people will experience mental health issues every year, including anything from depression to suicidal thoughts. The goal of this class is to teach people how to recognize the symptoms so that people can get the help they need.

“Statistically, the earlier someone recognizes a condition, the better the outcome. And when someone gets a recommendation from someone they know, they’re more likely to get the help they need,” Carlin said.

The stigma surrounding mental illness often acts as a barrier to people participating in classes like these.

“It’s one of those things people don’t talk about,” Carlin said. “And they’re fearful about getting help, mostly because of ignorance. The treatment is effective and available, so people can either live to manage the condition or even prevent future episodes.”

The most common forms of mental illness are depression and anxiety, which can manifest in something as simple as workplace frustration. The goal of the class is to equip people throughout the community with the tools necessary to help friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances.

“The first person to recognize a mental health condition is the person next to you, so we just want to reach anybody and everybody,” Schenk said.

In addition to basic information about mental illnesses and how to recognize them, the class will touch on how to handle crisis situations, including a five-step action plan for connecting the person to professional care.

The first step for someone who may have a mental illness is to consult a primary care physician if a relationship already exists; otherwise, they can call the Clackamas County Mental Health Organization. The crisis line is also open 24 hours a day at 503-655-8585.

These classes are part of a larger movement within the county to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues includes the Open Doors, Open Minds” campaign taking place. For more information on the classes, call 503-655-8401.

Copyright 2011 Pamplin Media Group, 6605 S.E. Lake Road, Portland, OR 97222 • 503-226-6397

Do I ever know the words and the music to this one. My wife and 2 of her boys from her first marriage have a serious inherited condition that is diagnosed as "Schizophrenia" or "Bipolar".

When they "get off their meds", they become criminally insane. Dangerous. The medical community seems to be mystified when they show up in the emergency room.  You wouldn't believe how many times the FIRST QUESTION they asked me was "What are YOU doing to make these people act this way?".

Death By Doctor: 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the US

Written on AUGUST 30, 2011 AT 10:50 AM by BHR
Big Health

The popular perception that the U.S. has the highest quality of medical care in the world has been proven entirely false by several public heath studies and reports over the past few years.

The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association published a study by Dr. Barbara Starfield, a medical doctor with a Master’s degree in Public Health, in 2000 which revealed the extremely poor performance of the United States health care system when compared to other industrialized countries.

The most shocking revelation of her report is that iatrogentic damage (defined as a state of ill health or adverse effect resulting from medical treatment) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer. FULL STORY and Video

Which pandemic death toll can only be enhanced by ten thousand communist sonsabitches Obamacare bureaucrats looking up everybody's ass.

Foster Parents; Hosting Mini Seminars? Part 1 of 3

August 30, 2011
Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner

In this series, we are going to do something a little different. We are going to talk to you about seminars, workshops to assist other foster parents… FULL STORY

Charges dismissed against Maryanne Godboldo, mom involved in police standoff over care of daughter


DETROIT (WXYZ) - All charges have been dismissed against the Detroit mother who was involved in a standoff with Detroit Police over the care of her daughter.

Godboldo faced a series of charges stemming from the 10-hour barricaded standoff that took place last March. She was accused of firing a shot at police after Child Protective Services case workers showed up at her door to take custody of her 13-year-old daughter.

CPS alleged that Godboldo was not administering the correct medication to her daughter. The 13-year-old is disabled and has a reduced mental capacity.

Godboldo denies she fired at police and says caseworkers had no right to remove her daughter. After Monday's ruling she said, "I was very pleased with what happened today and I’m pleased Judge Giles ruled in the way that he did because justice prevailed.”

Maryanne Godboldo’s attorney says when a CPS caseworker came to take her 13-year-old daughter in March – Godboldo demanded to see the court order authorizing the child’s removal from her home.

Allison Folmar says her client never got a good look at the order before the situation spiraled out of control, with allegations that Godboldo fired a shot, followed by a lengthy police standoff.

Folmar argued that the order was not valid. She responded to the dismissal by saying, "It sent a message to Detroit Police that when you come into someone’s house and you’re taking their child, you have to be lawful.”

“The order was never verified; it was never confirmed as to whether or not this is actually an order. The police met the CPS worker on the street, she hands them a piece of paper that is not officially filed with the county, it has a rubber stamp, and it’s not completely filled out,” said Folmar.

Folmar says Godboldo came to the attention of CPS because she decided to stop giving her daughter anti-psychotic medication that Godboldo believed was harming the girl. Folmar says there’s no indication that the caseworker ever presented a judge with evidence that the child needed to be on the drugs, and she’s arguing that if the order to take the child is invalid, the police had no right to enter Godboldo’s home.
Related Links:
* Legal experts: 'Rubber-stamping' child removal orders illegal; Wayne County practice must stop
Heather Catallo, WXYZ, Detroit
* Foster care in Michigan: Well what do you know? Maryanne Godboldo’s daughter doesn't need drugs after all
NCCPR, Child Welfare Blog
* Detroit Mother Jailed for Weaning Daughter Off Risperdal
Vera Hassner Sharav, AHRP
* Community Rallies Behind Mother Accused Of Stand-Off
Diane Bukowski, Voice Of Detroit
* Detroit Mother Jailed In Dispute Over Daughter's Medication - Vaccines, Psychotropics
Doug Guthrie, The Detroit News

FBI squad to investigate corruption among judges, legislators

Posted: 10:45 am EDT August 21, 2011

The FBI has assembled a new squad to investigate corruption among judges and legislators in Georgia, though the top federal agent in the state is being tightlipped about what cases are developing.

Brian Lamkin, who heads the FBI office in Georgia, told The Associated Press he decided to form the team after months of reviews and a look at the bureau's long-term priorities.

Georgia's FBI office has long used a single squad that handled the brunt of corruption cases, from law enforcement officials to government officials. But Lamkin set up a special team to look into wrongdoing by police and other law enforcement officers and landed string of recent corruption charges. That team will still check out officers while the second new corruption squad will have a different goal, he said.

"It impacts the everyday system. It's not just a dirty law enforcement officer that might be shaking you down," he said. "You're talking about people that you elect to an office to represent you who try to line their pockets."

Lamkin will personally sign off on the investigations before they go forward, and high-profile cases will be approved by FBI officials in Washington, he said.

"The reason is a corruption investigation can ruin reputations," he said. "These are not quick hits. We will use sophisticated techniques and undercover operations to really go after these. That's why the individuals that work these have to be patient."

Lamkin wouldn't say how large the team is, but he said he's assigned about 40 percent of the staff in the bureau's white-collar crimes unit to the mission.

The move was welcomed by government officials, who believed state and local funding cuts over the last few years have eroded other investigations.

"I just appreciate it. One of the frustrations you hear is that with the state budget cuts, you don't have the resources to hire more investigators," said state Rep. Joe Wilkinson, who chairs the House Ethics Committee. "This brings another much-needed level of scrutiny to the system."

Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson, who has asked the FBI to investigate deputies at the Fulton County Jail for wrongdoing, applauded the new oversight. That probe led to charges in June against four guards accused of smuggling drugs and cell phones into the jail.

"The FBI has been working with us to rid this agency of corruption and investigate other crimes involving civil rights," said Jackson, a former FBI agent himself. "This effort is beneficial to the public by rooting out corrupt activity which costs taxpayers."

The new squad was formed as rounds of budget cuts have depleted key state investigative agencies.

The Judicial Qualifications Commission nearly ran out of money in December to investigate judicial misconduct, but state lawmakers gave it a financial boost this year.

The agency has forced several judges to resign, and recently recommended that a north Georgia judge be ousted from the bench after concluding that he pointed a gun at himself in the courtroom and berated his boss in a bizarre televised rant.

And the Georgia Ethics Commission, which investigates finance complaints and registers lobbyists, has been rocked by deep funding cuts even as it takes on more duties. The commission's director resigned after a dispute over the agency's budget and the status of several cases involving Gov. Nathan Deal. And it went from fielding three investigators in 2008 to none now, said William Perry, the director of Common Cause Georgia.

"Our state is cutting back on monitoring elected officials and their ethical behavior, so we welcome the fact that the federal government is stepping up," he said.

Lamkin still remembers the first corruption case as a field agent. It involved a food inspector who took $1,000 to look the other way at a Virginia naval base. It may not seem like a lot of money, he said, but don't try to tell that to a sailor who ate the tainted food.

"We don't take this lightly," he said. "These are truly the types of investigations that are being done in the back room. And the circle of friends is very small. In order to penetrate that inner circle, you've got to have a strong and tenacious group to develop the intelligence."

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Of course, they are NOT accepting comments there. But this is hardly even the tiny tip of the iceberg of the corruption.

Monday, August 29, 2011

US army captain kills four in hurricane rampage

This is a strangely-written story. It doesn't make a bit of sense for a while. A highly honorable man goes on a senseless shooting rampage?  Then you have the "ah-hah!" moment.

Aug 29 07:40 PM US/Eastern

A US army captain gunned down his ex-wife, mother-in-law and two other people in a shooting spree during Hurricane Irene before he turned the gun on himself, a justice official told AFP on Monday.

Captain Leonard Egland, who is understood to have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, started his rampage on Saturday evening right in the middle of the storm and ended it after a shootout with SWAT teams shortly before dawn Sunday.

Buckingham County district attorney David Heckler said it appeared that Egland committed a triple homicide in Virginia before crossing state lines and killing his estranged wife's mother, following a recent child custody row.

The soldier, 37, had been the target of a manhunt after the shooting deaths of his 36-year-old former wife, her boyfriend and her boyfriend's son at a house in Chesterfield, Virginia, as Irene swept up the east coast.

He apparently killed them before driving north into Pennsylvania with his young daughter and gunning down his ex-wife's mother, Heckler said.

Police had been alerted after Egland entered a hospital and left a note asking medics to check on his daughter's health but he pulled out a gun and fled in his car when a member of staff confronted him about the youngster.

"He left a note referring to his mother in law. We believe he shot her in the head," said Heckler, noting that police tracked down the car, leading to a pursuit and shootout with SWAT marksmen.

"He had a semi-automatic rifle and fired around 10 shots at police vehicles," injuring one officer, the district attorney added. Egland was later found dead in nearby woodland.

"From what we have been told there was a legal visitation order involving the child that had allowed Mr Egland take his daughter to California for one week," Heckler said, referring to the soldier's tours of warzones.

"But the ex-wife threatened legal action after the daughter returned from the visit one week late," he added.

A police pursuit eventually saw Egland pinned down near a gas station. "We have every indication that he died from a self-inflicted gun wound. Everything is consistent with that," Heckler said.

The dead soldier's daughter, aged six or seven according to media reports, is in protective custody, authorities said.

Justice officials in Virginia were unavailable for comment on Monday.  FULL STORY

I just can't leave this story alone. This is a complete tragedy.  

I was married to one of these nasty wenches once. I am thinking, always thinking of the Kristin Ruggiero story and how COMMON and USUAL the story really is.

JurisDictionary- Getting the Evidence - Part One ...

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Getting the Evidence - Part One ...

Evidence is the "stuff" you need to prove your case.
But, how do you find it?
That's the fun part!

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Interrogatories are simply written questions that your opponent must answer under oath!


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Rule 33 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure states, "Unless otherwise stipulated or ordered by the court, a party may serve on any other party no more than 25 written interrogatories, including all discrete subparts."
State rules may allow more or less, but most courts put some limit on the number of interrogatories you can use.

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The first interrogatory I serve on opponents reads like this, "Identify all persons having first-hand knowledge of any material fact alleged in the pleadings of this case and, with regard to each such person, state what they know about each such fact and how they came to know it."

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Rules of evidence discovery are different from rules that control at trial.

Rule 26(b) Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides, "Parties may obtain discovery regarding any nonprivileged matter that is relevant to any party's claim or defense -- including the existence, description, nature, custody, condition, and location of any documents or other tangible things and the identity and location of persons who know of any discoverable matter. For good cause, the court may order discovery of any matter relevant to the subject matter involved in the action. Relevant information need not be admissible at the trial if the discovery appears reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence."

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When Idaho Legislator Curtis Bowers wrote a "letter to the editor" about the drastic changes in America's culture, it became the feature story on the evening news, people protested at the Capitol, and for weeks the local newspapers were filled with responses. He realized then... he'd hit on something. Ask almost anyone and you'll hear, "Communism is dead! The Berlin Wall came down." Though the word communism isn't used anymore, this film will show the ideas behind it are alive and well. Join Bowers for a fascinating look at the people and groups that have successfully targeted America's morality and freedom in their effort to grind America down. It's a well documented AGENDA.


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Founders Quotes

"They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please which may be good for the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless. It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please." --Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on National Bank, 1791

Which is exactly what has happened.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Government Sponsored Child Abuse - The Baby LK Report For August 28th 2011

You have really GOT to see the latest

American Minute

August 28

At the Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C., AUGUST 28, 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., stated:

"I have a dream...where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."

Martin Luther King continued:

"This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning,

'My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrims' pride,

from every mountainside, let freedom ring.'"

Martin Luther King concluded:

"When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual,

'Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'"

American Minute is a registered trademark. Permission granted to reproduce with acknowledgement to, P.O. Box 20163, St. Louis, MO 63123, 314-487-4395,

~By the way~

Martin Luther King was a Republican


August 27, 2011

 Asks The Big Question-

 How can we ensure every child
 has an equal opportunity for
 healthy growth and development?" 

DC Disasters

Saturday, August 27, 2011

American Minute

September 3

"In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity."

Thus began the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War.

The Treaty continued:

"It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the hearts of the most serene and most potent Prince George the Third...and of the United States of America, to forget all past misunderstandings and differences...

Done at Paris, this THIRD DAY of SEPTEMBER, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three."

The Treaty was signed by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, who later became the 2nd President, and John Jay, the first Chief Justice.

On January 27, 1983, declaring a National Day of Prayer, President Ronald Reagan stated:

"Prayer is the mainspring of the American spirit, a fundamental tenet of our people since before the Republic was founded.

A year before the Declaration of Independence, in 1775, the Continental Congress proclaimed the first National Day of Prayer as the initial positive action they asked of every colonist."

Reagan concluded:

"Two hundred years ago in 1783, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the long, weary Revolutionary War during which a National Day of Prayer had been proclaimed every spring for eight years."

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Foster Parents; Breaking News, Connecticut parents & CPS.

Marilyn Harrison, Foster Families Examiner
August 27, 2011

Foster Parents; Breaking News-

Connecticut Parents & CPS.

Breaking news; We may have given a hand up, so to speak by an innovative state that has obviously listened to the people, a novel approach.

One of the biggest problems, we as parents experience with Child Protective Services is that the people who work for this organization have no rules, no accountability, they are under the impression that they are above the Constitution, means nothing to them.

Connecticut, has pioneered to pass new ones, with the recent action is stating clearly that they disagree with CPS tactics.

.....Allow us to explain what has taken place, Connecticut just passed a law that says CPS will present a written copy of Connecticut Constitutional rights prior to entering the homes, according to this article this new law goes into effect on Oct. 1st, 2011. FULL STORY

365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy

Human Events

No. 239 of 365

Pick a fight with a liberal on: SOCIAL STIGMA. Liberals are forever congratulating themselves on having all but eliminated the "stifling" codes of disapproval by which the pre-1960s generations dictated socially acceptable norms. But "stigma" was good. While stigma existed, poor people were too proud to beg or rely on welfare; girls were too ashamed to be thought "loose" or to seek single motherhood as a lifestyle choice; men were more chivalrous because there was a stigma against treating women without deference and special consideration; and people were more polite and even dressed properly as a sign of respect for others and themselves. "Stigma" was the means by which free citizens could agree on a mutually satisfactory code of behavior, without the agents of the state having to poke their noses into anyone's private business. Liberals, however, utterly reverse the equation—they're all for obliterating taboos, knocking down stigmas, shocking the middle class, and preaching tolerance for the most anti-social behavior; and then they turn around and act as the biggest advocates of the government dictating private behavior with the nanny state. The consequences? Greater government intrusion; much worse behavior.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Protecting Canadian Children Tour, August 2011

Protecting Canadian Children
August 25, 2011

An area most Politicians care not to contribute to due to depth of emotion it ensues and controversy involved is that of children who fall under the realm of service recipients from Child & Youth Services. It is a topic so taboo that even those who profess to be Advocates sometimes remain silent; out of fear that Government funding to its organizations may be compromised. No matter how controversial the topic, it is one that must be examined for the well-being of vulnerable individuals and one that Politicians, the Media and the Public at large have a moral obligation to attend to.

Society finds itself in the "Sandwich Generation", with families caring for children as well as elderly members. Often, related health issues impose restrictions on families who bear extraordinary needs through the birth of a child with diversity, accident, disease or the natural aging process. None of us are infallible so each of us must be willing to address factors in the here and now on behalf of those without a voice lest we all become unable to advocate for ourselves in the future.

A harsh reality is the fact that we, Canadians, are gaining a notorious negative reputation for failing our most vulnerable. In Ontario, 83% of children who are recipients of Child Intervention Services, are those with special needs. In Alberta, the figure is 70% with similar statistics following across the Country. Instead of allocating resources to families directly, Governments are requesting the relinquishment of guardianship and out of home placements of children with extraordinary needs.  FULL STORY

Foster care in South Carolina: Three good Samaritans vs. one bad agency

Richard Wexler

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Foster care in South Carolina: Three good Samaritans vs. one bad agency

Sounds like a wonderful story of kind, caring people helping- really helping a grandmother and her grandchild.

Then CPS comes....

CWLA Children's Monitor wants no comments from AFRA

The CWLA Children's Monitor Blog doesn't want to hear from AFRA.  They are moderating my submissions and are NOT approving them.  This is called censorship.  Why do you suppose they wouldn't want to hear from AFRA?

I do note this item in the right sidebar-
Federal employees, did you know CWLA is part of the Combined Federal Campaign? Our CFC number is 11125. Please consider designating CWLA as your CFC charity, and help us spread the word!

A CFC contribution is just one of many ways to donate to CWLA. We appreciate your support to continue our work on behalf of children and families.
So here's an operation running on federal funds, also taking funds from private donations, but not wanting to hear from the pubic.

"Why did they devise censorship? To show a world which doesn’t exist, an ideal world, or what they envisaged as the ideal world. And we wanted to depict the world as it was." -- Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-1996) Polish filmmaker

"A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to." -- Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990) American educator, "hierarchiologist", best known for the formulation of the 'Peter Principle' Source: Peter’s Quotations, 1977

PEW Releases its 50-State Home Visiting Assessment

aMinco | August 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm | URL:

This week The Pew Center on the States released a 50-state report on funding for voluntary home visiting programs. States and the New Federal Home Visiting Program: An Assessment from the Starting Line examines the scope and capacity of states to support evidence-based program models. The report also tracked the extent to which public expenditures are yielding expected outcomes for families and taxpayers. Finally, the report provides recommendations for policymakers investing in prevention programs that help strengthen families.

The report included five key findings:

  1. Most home visiting funding was not adequately tracked at the state level.
  2. States frequently provided funding with few, if any, requirements that programs invest in models with a proven record of success.
  3. States did not adequately monitor publicly funded programs to ensure effectiveness.
  4. States did not consistently target at-risk families, where the return on investment is highest.
  5. In every state, far too few at-risk families got home visiting services.
In finding that states spent approximately $1.4 billion on home visiting services without much consistency with respect to oversight, accountability, and coordination across the states, Pew offered five recommendations for policymakers to insure that newly designated federal resources yield the highest returns on their investments.

They include:

  1. Require the tracking of all home visiting funds.
  2. Insist on—and invest in—programs with a foundation in research.
  3. Support and require programs to monitor performance and evaluate key outcomes.
  4. Set clear, evidence-based eligibility guidelines and develop systems to ensure compliance.
  5. Use the best available data about families to determine appropriate home visiting allocations and to establish a realistic plan for expansion.

It's pretty interesting that every time a supposedly neutral investigation is done into this Organized Crime Ring, they always come up woefully "inadequate". Perhaps some day the light bulbs are going to start coming on- "Hey! I don't think these agencies are doing anything close to helping families or children".

These Cuts Won't Heal

If you are really interested in the internal guts of the system we battle, here's information on the various programs and the FUNDING for those programs-

CWLA has launched the "These Cuts Won't Heal" campaign to ensure the concerns of vulnerable children are heard during the current federal budget debate. We encourage all children's advocates to be engaged in this debate. Here are a number of tools and resources for you to use.

Leonard gets Spam

Subject: Do you really need your life?
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:29:51 +0100
From: Justice
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

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A long time ago, I bought The Complete Book of Dirty Tricks, and this spam utilizes some of the techniques that were in that book.

Just thought this would be handy info to know, in case you believe the shit in that email.

A Call to Stand Up and Be a Voice for Our Nation’s Children

Posted on August 26, 2011 by YaMinco
CWLA Children's Monitor

The Congressional Children’s Caucus in conjunction with First Focus are hosting a kickoff event on September 14th to highlight the priorities for the remainder of the 112th Congress. Co-chairs Donald Manzullo (R-IL) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) recently sent a Dear Colleague to members of the House of Representatives, inviting them to the event, as well as extending an invitation to join the caucus. The goal of this year’s caucus is to build towards becoming a stronger voice for children. The co-chairs are planning various events to accomplish their goal and to highlight the issues impacting children today. CWLA supports the goals of the bipartisan Congressional Children’s Caucus and looks forward to working with its members to ensure that children and families remain a national priority.’s-children/

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

I am willing to bet that nobody involved really cares a whit about the REAL problem with all this government "caring about children" business.

Business it is- BIG business. Families are fish in a bowl to be exploited by every Shark in the water, most egregiously CPS, the pharmaceutical companies, the colluding psychs, and the "judges" in the courts of absolutely NO Constitutional Due Process. Altogether defrauding the Social Security system for BILLION$, while leaving America's families looking like a clear-cut mountain or a strip mine.

See Best interest of the child- A new "Civil Right"-

And What Happens in the FOG-

But you don't care. Do you?

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

Prosecutor says mom aware when baby pushed to fall

Aug 25, 5:29 PM EDT
Prosecutor says mom aware when baby pushed to fall
Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A woman described by her husband as blinded by postpartum depression knew what she was doing when she drove their 7-month-old son to the fourth story of a parking garage and pushed him over the edge, prosecutors said Thursday.

Sonia Hermosillo's arraignment was delayed until Monday due to medical issues. The 31-year-old faces one count of murder and one count of assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury resulting in death.

Prosecutors say the mother of three took her infant son to the garage at Children's Hospital of Orange County on Monday, removed a special helmet he wore for a medical condition and pushed him over the edge - then re-entered the building to validate her parking ticket before driving away.

"There are some facts to suggest she knew exactly what she was doing," said Scott Simmons, senior deputy district attorney.

Hermosillo was being held on $1 million bail. A call to her attorney, Chuck Hasse, not was immediately returned.

Hermosillo's husband Noe Medina had said his wife suffered from postpartum depression and did not know what she was doing. He said the couple had no problems during their 13-year-relationship until the birth of their son, who suffered from a condition that required him to wear a special helmet to reshape his head.

"There is no grudge against my wife. Don't judge her poorly.... She is truly ill," Medina said tearfully in his native Spanish on Wednesday, hours after his son died. "Understand the pain that I am in ... I lost my son and now I don't want to lose my wife. I have to keep going on for my two little girls."

Postpartum depression affects up to 20 percent of new mothers and can be triggered or worsened by stresses such as a traumatic childbirth experience, disabilities in the infant or an unsupportive home situation, experts said.

Most of these women have the "baby blues," a bout of depression that goes away within a few weeks, but a tiny fraction - about .01 percent - develop postpartum psychosis, said Stephanie Morales, a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in perinatal mood disorders.

Simmons said he expects Hermosillo's case will go to a jury trial. He said the mental state of the accused always plays a role in a homicide trial, but he has not prosecuted a case involving postpartum depression.

If convicted, Hermosillo could face a maximum sentence of 25 years to life, prosecutors said.

By all accounts, Hermosillo was a wonderful mother until the birth of Noe Medina Jr. this year.

The native of Mexico had two older daughters, ages 7 and 10, and she doted on them as a stay-at-home mother while her husband worked in construction, according to neighbors who knew her before she gave birth to her third child.

They said she was involved in her daughters' schooling and walked them to class in the family's working class La Habra neighborhood every day, although she spoke little English. When she learned she was expecting a son, she was excited, said Sonia Herrera, a neighbor whose daughter played with Hermosillo's children.

After the boy's birth, Hermosillo became withdrawn and serious, she said.

Medina said his wife was hospitalized for postpartum depression in June after she said she didn't want the boy. The baby had been diagnosed with congenital muscular torticollis - a twisting of the neck to one side - and wore a helmet to help correct his plagiocephaly, also known as flat-head syndrome, The Orange County Register reported.

Studies suggest that Hispanic women suffer from slightly higher rates of postpartum depression because many are first-generation immigrants and are removed from the social and cultural support systems that surround childbirth in many Latin American cultures, Morales said. A language barrier also prevents some immigrant women from getting help.

Hermosillo's husband said his wife took medication after her hospitalization and had seen a therapist for the first time on Monday. Later that day, she scooped up the baby while her husband was watching their daughters, and left their second-story apartment.

A panicked Medina called 911 to report his wife and son missing. La Habra police has declined to release that call, citing the pending investigation.

Authorities say she pushed the baby from the parking garage at the hospital, where he had been undergoing physical therapy twice a week. He didn't have an appointment that day.

A witness saw the baby falling through the air and several people called 911, said Sgt. Dan Adams, an Orange police spokesman.

Surveillance video showed Hermosillo's sport utility vehicle with an empty child seat leaving the parking structure a short time later, Adams said. The license plate was traced to the Hermosillo home, the sergeant said.

A police officer driving past Children's Hospital about four hours later spotted Hermosillo driving on a street about 100 yards from the crime scene and arrested her, Adams said.

Hermosillo has been put in a protective gown in the medical ward of the county jail so she cannot hurt herself and is on suicide watch, said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. He said she also has an immigration hold because authorities believe she is in the country illegally.

Hermosillo tried to enter the country at a San Diego border crossing using someone else's identity in 2006 and was turned away, said Lori Haley, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Women who have been through postpartum depression said they can understand Hermosillo's alleged actions through the lens of their own mental illness. Tiffany Benton, of San Jose, suffered postpartum depression after the birth of both of her children, now 8 and 11.

Benton, 39, said she would dream about pushing her infant in a stroller down a steep slope and letting go of the carriage. She said she was afraid to bathe her daughter because she didn't trust herself not to drown her.

Benton went three weeks without sleeping at one point and was hospitalized for two weeks after the birth of her younger child when she began hallucinating, she said.

Now healthy, Benton takes medication and goes to therapy, but she has cut her medicine dose in half and hopes to taper off completely with time.

"I was just a disaster emotionally. I felt like I was going crazy and I was having panic attacks," Benton recalled in a phone interview. "My husband had no clue what was going on. He was like, `Oh, you'll be fine tomorrow,' and I was like, `No, no, I won't.'"

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I am a similar husband, and I am here to tell you that this is SCHIZOPHRENIA, not some minimalizing "Baby Blues".  It happens when a woman's hormones start returning to "normal".  And it gets worse with every birth.

The worst of it is, the medical profession and the mental illness professions are so heavy into looking for Domestic Violence, the first thing they think of is accuse the husband of CAUSING it.

OH, and the part about the husband calling 911-  To them, this is a "missing person" case, and THEY WON'T START LOOKING FOR 24 HOURS.  Been there, done that.