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Vital Info: Formerly “Sticky” Posts (pared down from 15) [2/8/2017]

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(This post is sticky, too!)

 Vital Info, or at least Formerly “Sticky” Posts (pared down from 15) [2/8/2017]

(That title is also an active link; its url is the generated “shortlink.”

It just happens to be yellow because the usual link color wouldn’t display so well.)

This post provides the former (as of its publication) Top 15 Sticky Posts in 15 IMAGEs (Screenshots), and in a separate shorter list (minus the pictures) so I may unstick most of them with confidence the information won’t be lost among the 670+ posts spanning seven years (now almost eight) .

If I labeled anything “sticky,” which means, “stays near top of the blog,” I obviously considered the contents vital.  Then again, so are my current posts, or so anyone still investing all the time to write that much would like to believe.


There are limits to how much re-organizing (“house-keeping”) of any blog is possible while still investigating, writing, and hoping to keep publishing; this move is overdue.  But it’s time to condense the “Sticky” posts — which stay month after month and year after year at the top of the blog’s central column in ongoing parade of post, after post — into one place (post) near the top.  That list of vital titles now becomes less “in your face” than I’d like, but helps especially people who have been following or know about this blog better scan the main area (not just side-bar “most recent posts” and Table of Contents formatting) for my current research and themes.  For the same reason (scanning for topics and themes) I choose long, more than just “catchy” post titles — getting the topics as close to top-level visibility as possible, although in covering the topics, the posts are going to be long and sometimes, the juicy heart of them, further towards the bottom.

I will keep #1 and maybe one or two others in place sticky, and remove that “glue” from the others.

This post exists to provide the former (as of its publication) Top 15 Sticky Posts in 15 IMAGEs (Screenshots).  The images are simply labeled #1,  #2, etc. and the date and time of the screenshots.

Each image caption will have a link to both the screenshot, and the individual post, so you can access them from this page.  Click “LINK” to go straight to that post, or date & time are to read the screenshot, basically a preview of its contents, full-size.  Post titles are visible in the images:  

[The images + captions are in the dark-green background section, but otherwise, with two links/image caption, look about like this.]

#4 (Screenshot Feb. 7 @ 833.20pm PST)

 LINK Sticky Post #4 (Screenshot Feb. 7 @ 833.20pm PST  

 

Also for those removed from the “top-of-the-blog” position, they are still listed in proper date order on the various tables of contents (<>2017,  <>2016 only, and <>Sept. 2012 – June 29, 2014)

ALSO, SEPARATELY, and FIRST( if you don’t need the Image to make up your mind), and FOR READER CONVENIENCE, I’m posting both the LINKS and links to screenprints of those images, all together at the top.  For each image, the same two links/each will be provided on their Captions also (except once where I mistakenly included two shots of one post, and another time where I deliberately took one screenshot of two posts).

IF YOU ARE MORE VISUALLY ORIENTED, SKIP THE SHORT SECTION IN LIGHT-GREEN BACKGROUND (It’s all text, 15 bullets divided into 3 groups of 5 each, and two links per item (bullet)) and LOOK FOR THE IMAGES IN DARK-GREEN BACKGROUND LIKE THIS.  Thanks in advance for telling others about my blog.
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February 9, 2017 at 9:51 pm

2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes From 2016.

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Rev. 1/12/2017

For 2017 Link to this post for this year2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes from 2016   I am writing mid-January, 2017, so all posts still display (for now) on “Most Recent Posts” on the sidebar.  The (short, so far) Table for 2017 however, is at the bottom of this page. It will at any point in time be only as updated as I have taken time to make it.  Meanwhile, the “8 most recent posts” is the best indicator of how current this table is.

  • Valuable material in addition to the actual list (table) of posts remains on the 2016 post, but I included below on this post some images of the actual TOC 2016 (minus the extra narratives), which copied into a word-processing document, formatted, then “printed to pdf.” Printing to pdf and loading that pdf onto the blog (accessible by a single click on the link I provide) produces a document in which every post in that table can be accessed by clicking on its name.  On every row, the post’s underlined title is an active link to the post, whether viewed here, or viewed on the uploaded pdf (8.5X11) format
    • This sounds more complex than it is.  Anyhow, after those images and the “access” link comes the Table for 2017, which I will add to as I publish each post. In fact it’s towards the end of this (so far, short) post.
  • As before, the right sidebar will display titles and links to only the last few posts.  I have it set to only eight.  The blog as a whole contains about 670 posts.

Here’s a link to the one-page pdf of TOC 2017 in 8.5X11 pdf form.  It includes the last three posts from 2016 too, and an image of what it will look like.

Click for the 2017 TOC + last 3 of 2016 (with active links). It's just 1 page.

Click for the 2017 TOC + last 3 of 2016 (with active links). It’s just 1 page.

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For 2016 ONLY with valuable material before/after:

It (also) is now accessible in two formats — on-line, or a printed pdf (paginated to fit 8.5X11 format), as explained below (pdf completed added post-publication here).

I closed out 2016 with an average of one post a week (52 posts total). 

Link to TOC 2016 & that post’s revised title:  {1}Table of Contents 2016 (52 posts Jan. 23 – Dec. 13, 2016) with {2} Intro on First 5 Years Fund(ing), incl. but not limited to Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement Payouts + Warren Buffett’s “Ounce of Prevention Fund”(IL) and {3} Appendix of Tags from some Critical-to-Understand Posts

Link to that TOC 2016 (only, not preface and appendix material) in 8X11.5 word processing format (as a pdf, with post links active): Click to read full-sized==> familycourtmatters-wordpress-com-toc-2016-52-posts-5pp-1-9-2017 (images from it will be shown below also, with the link again).

  • Introductions come first, so the order of material within the post obviously would be {2} Intro, {1} Table, {3} Appendix.  The most important part of post title is that it contains a Table of Contents.  So there you have it regarding minor conflicts of labeling systems (title vs. post itself).  Nothing new about that, so long as the context where each one applies is understood. But, can you keep straight conflicts between an organization’s self-disclosure on the websites and what the financials, fling history, and close organizational “friends” all reveal about the same entity, or as it often goes, “entities”?
  • I looked at one tax return today, representing several entities at one location, and found that the “disregarded entities” held positives assets controlled by ONE Form 990-filer (i.e., public charity) totaling over $60 million dollars among three LLCs.  Meanwhile they were declaring negative cash flow and on the same return a reference to a NEGATIVE $67M balance in their financial statements — the same return.  This entity had a board of only three officers — a married couple, and one other.  The entity was formed this century.  Collectively, however, the same leadership has many pots on the stove, so to speak.
  • Labeling, presentation, and categorization in accounting is apparently everything. Develop the ability to keep the background “ops” in mind (or at least know where to find them again if exact details not remembered) while reading the Public Relations Promotions (whether found on organization website, on a government website regarding the organization it is (like as not) partnering with, or even on — as I discovered again within the last three days — a well-known research university’s website.

For 6/2014 and earlier, back to 9/2012 ==>: My Posts, Just the List (June 29, 2014..back to Sept. 24, 2012. From Jan. 23, 2016 forward now available @ “Table of Contents 2016 ONLY” Post)

==> ==> My “New, Improved!” (perhaps easier to browse) Table of Posts in paginated, 8.5X11 viewing format, [37pp in all]completed Wed. January 11, 2017 from the above post (only) link.  Click on the pdf, and know that all links on this pdf except a very few which may be an image of someone else’s website, are indeed active.  The main part looks similar to the images below; but this being so much longer, has different sections. Otherwise, I’ll add it to the 2014 post, and may publicize in its own post soon.   . . . The table of contents (therein) is on pp. 4-20.

I didn’t count, but the table has 143 rows.  Give or take the header and a few spares, this represents about 140 posts from 2012-2014.  In mid-2012, my understanding of certain financial concepts (like CAFRs) AND of the history of psychology as related to the development of the family courts, accelerated and deepened, helping connect the financial to the psychological to the business sectors — to taxes.  Browsing the titles might just be a good overview.

Images from this format — you will notice the same (date, filename, blog/username, page #) header on every page, and a footer (yellow-highlit) containing Notice to readers.  It’s self-explanatory.  Here are a few images (no active links in the images, only the pdf above…):

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screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-6-38-07-pm<==IMAGES:  Page 1 – self-explanatory, below it, Page 2 Selected Posts with Abstracts (Endnotes), opposite that, Page 19 (from 2012 portion of the table), and last, screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-6-40-55-pman Endnote containing an added annotated image from “PION” (Pension & Investments On-Line) publication — from a 2009 chart (I’d cited in 2013) of the 50 largest foundations in the USA.  

[notes about image position refer to its laptop view; mobile or tablet views may re-arrange them.  They are labeled regardless of position.]


About THOSE 50 LARGEST FOUNDATIONS:

As of now, I’d already researched about every other one on the (2009) list, and posted on several. If you read this blog frequently, you’d recognize several names in the context of their operations to change public institutions.  These are privately controlled non-profit foundations controlling assets numbered in the billions of US$.  I had warned people about this in mid-2013 already.

And they are influencing social and justice policies, not to mention education and immigration also.

There are specialized magazines for such foundations, as “the good guys” or as investment platforms — but mainstream media (print, on-line, TV) otherwise just does not report** on the sector as a risk to legal representation of individuals in the United States of America, which it absolutely is.

Not to mention sponsoring organizations who often do not comply with state OR federal registration, filing, and incorporation laws here.

**I did — in part after I discovered some of the largest ones (Ford, Annie E. Casey, at points an Open Society foundation) pushing “responsible fatherhood” programs. And after I found one even partnering with the NYS Unified Court System to push certain types of programming favorable to a certain association I also blog on, consistently.

Many of these relate to diverting process outside the court room and into private (or, public/private) behavioral modification purposes, rather than emphasizing direct criminal prosecution/sentencing, such diversions being based on the need for system-wide change because of its racism.  Annie E. Casey, MacArthur working tag-team on this with particular focus on youth, and particularly youth in foster care or child welfare systems. Entire states are chosen to test solutions for the stated problems (Models for Change, JDAI, etc.)

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January 9, 2017 at 8:09 pm

About the Language and Length (Notes on Writing Style from TOC 2014 post) with Work Sample: The Calif Endowment (Publ. 10-13-2016, “Sticky”)

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Some Notes on Length and Writing Style,

and Work Sample (Preview/Postlude)

(Exploring one nonprofit & one of its backing foundations  with financial and filing details sheds light on the organizations’ mutual and relative sizes, revenue sources, and overall purposes, as a counterpoint and “backdrop” to organization’s public-profiles, i.e., their websites)  

Full Post Title & ShortLink:  About the Language and Length (Notes on Writing Style from TOC 2014 post) with Work Sample: The Calif Endowment (Publ. 10-13-2016, “Sticky”)

Including evidence from “The California Endowment” (“TCE”)’s Fiscal year 2004 Form 990PF return; it shows supplemental Statements detailing Direct Charitable Activities (expenses $16M),  and afterwards, showing dollar amounts in expenses, investments, liabilities, etc. as shown on the main IRS form.

The “charitable activities” performed that year were in part in conjunction with The California Healthcare Foundation to develop an Internet “app” to streamline people’s applications for as many social services and healthcare (welfare-type, public-funded) services as possible:

In conjunction with third-party vendor, The California Endowment supervised the development and implementation of the One-e-App technology solution. One-e-App is a Web-based system that is designed to screen and enroll all eligible individuals in California in multiple publicly funded health and social service programs, such as Medi- Cal and Healthy Families…

While paying that same year $11M in investment managers’ fees and holding a variety of investments as the “evidence” link above shows.  Here’s TCE more recently and right underneath it, “The California Healthcare Foundation (also more recent return):

ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
California Endowment CA 2015 990PF 188 $3,768,442,347.00 95-4523232

Check out the close similarity in EIN#s — interesting, huh? 954523232 and 945423231

We are looking at $3.7 billion assets vs. $0.78 billion (or $780M) in total gross assets…

ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
California HealthCare Foundation CA 2015 990O 237 $780,974,997.00 95-4523231

The California Healthcare Foundation (assets a mere “pipsqueak” by TCE standards) with its (2015) $781M of assets, spent also a lot on its 7 independent contractors, i.e., investment managers, including over $2.6M on “Makena Capital Management, LLC.”…
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Get Real(itybloger)! — Call In, Read the Links on CAFRs, Review Regularly. (First posted Jan. 24, 2014)

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The “CAFR” topic is a governmental accounting and reporting practice which affects all people (and particularly in this situation, all US Citizens) because of its impact on the economy and our understanding of the size and scope of government operations. It is an over-arching and underlying issue, but it has been a hidden issue.

For example, as Carl Herman (Harvard Economics grad) put this in 2012, a very good question in my opinion.  Once certain evidence IS posted, it requires an review of reasoning built on “the big picture” (not including that evidence), and that “big picture” includes the hot topic of “DEFICIT.”

This is a “README” article! // Let’s Get Honest

CAFR summary: if $600B ‘fund’ can’t fund $27B pension, $16B budget deficit, why have it?(Posted on June 18, 2012 by Carl Herman in ‘Washington’s Blog”),

. . . Governor Brown is silent about the $600 billion in surplus cash and investments, claiming the $16 billion budget deficit can only be addressed by austerity – massive funding cuts to our essential infrastructure. A 2.8% divestment of the fund would cover the $16 billion deficit.
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ORPHANS: Where The Great Commission meets the Military-Industrial Complex [First Published May 18, 2013]

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NOTE: Intro. section in this background color added [free of charge] Jan. 2016, some years after original publication May 2013. “Nightlight Christian Adoptions” was mentioned in the original post, I’ve just been looking more closely at tax return contents, in the interim. The original post may have been more “inspired,” however…. //LGH….It deals with this topic:

NOTE: this 3,000 word (you’re welcome!) post is out of sequence — belongs back with the “On the Road to Emmaeus” and “”Christian Social Services: Replenishing the Ranks of the Faithful (Bethany Christian Services posts, ca. Eastertime, 2013.

  • 6723 Whittier, McLean, VA (Always Look Up Street Addresses!!!)**

…at one time or another these organizations (at a minimum) shared a street address:

  • SHAOHANNAH’S HOPE (later “SHOWHOPE”)
  • CONGRESSIONAL COALITION ON ADOPTION INSTITUTE (“CCAI”)
  • CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS (“CAFO”)
  • ASSOCIATION OF FORMER INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS (“AFIO”)

File under, if you notice the details, What’s wrong with this picture?

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While We’re There — the Northern California Mediation Center . . . and ITS corporate records, history, people, etc. (publ. 9/22/2012)

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While We’re There — the Northern California Mediation Center . . . and ITS corporate records, history, people, etc. (publ. 9/22/2012) <==Full Post Title + shortlink.

[ca. 8,000 words.    Significant additions after publishing.NCMC   introduced as to corporate filings, some personnel. Post concludes  showing how “parental alienation” indoctrination happens,is self-perpetuating, and is hostile towards mothers, generally, and is definitely a marketable scheme [yes, scheme] as well. See “train-the-trainers” @ public cost mentality.In midstream, I’m taking (to another post) a basic explanation of what “Corporation” means, FYI]


We might as well talk about the Northern California Mediation Center alongside  The Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition, and right alongside respective corporate and nonprofit filings, fundings, tax returns affiliations and actions.{{The introduction is a little passionate, but it’s about a dozen paragraphs.  Scroll down if you want to skip them!  I added numbers to make it easier!}}
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Another POV on “The Center for the Family in Transition” (and its funders) (Publ. 9/22/2012)

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Another POV on “The Center for the Family in Transition” (and its funders) (Publ. 9/22/2012)
Excerpt pulled to top of post in 2016.  This sticky post (below which are more current ones) originally published 9/22/2012.  It should be put in bold print, large letters and stuck on a refrigerator IF one is stuck in divorce drama at this time, as a reminder of the resonance of the rooms it will be taking place in!

The phrase “Families in Transition” is jargon, and it is virtually trademarked for use in the courts.  The term comes from, it seems, ONE individual with key connections to psychoanalysis (Judith Wallerstein, who was married to Robert S. Wallerstein, also a devoted and highly placed psychoanalyst, at one time President of the International Psychoanalytic Association (“IPA”), essentially the inheritance of Sigmund Freud. 


This association, IPA, was formed shortly AFTER Sigmund Freud’s ex-communication (by colleagues) for ca. 1895 presenting “the Etiology of Hysteria” and saying it related to violent sexual and physical assaults on his patients by their caretakers (often fathers or uncles, etc.) from the early 1900s).   In the 1950s, “The Origins of Psychoanalysis” incl. editor Sigmund’s daughter Anna) apparently included censorship of how Freud viewed his own “about-face” after being cold-shouldered by his colleagues.  In the 1980s a man was given access to the Freud Archives and wrote about this, in the interest of speaking the truth, and was again could-shouldered, and taken off the archives also.


For more, see March 5, 2014 post “Suppose I’m Right Here ….What Would You Do When the Lights go on?” Seeing the Wallerstein-Wallerstein connection, and the consistent practice of re-framing reality (truths about person-to-person violence, including parent to child, man to woman, and vice versa), and the origins of the fields of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, psychology, get it? the “Psyche” field in general  having been introduced as the bedrock formula for the conception of “FAMILY” and the “FAMILY COURTS,” a logical deduction is that those courts are also essentially — not “tangentially” —  crooked.

So, how can that “crooked” be cleaned up?  Can it?  Does the propagation of truth versus the propagation of the coverup of the (often ugly) truth matter, or not?  If it does not matter, how can calling something “justice” be applied on top of that foundation?

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Progressive Language Creep Section from 2012 “Reconceptualize This” post (reviewed and reformatted 2017)

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CONTEXT, SEQUENCE of this Post with its 2012 parent…

Any post on this blog should stand alone, interesting and relevant, but many communicate better when read as part of the designated ensemble.  Generally, no one post will contain all the information (that I’ve written up and published) on any single organization or program, nor could any post contain enough of that basic information, I believe, to show both depth (drill-down Show-and-Tell) and discussion of where it fits in the larger networks of public agencies or entities (like State — State of Ohio, State of Florida, State of New York…) with private ones, fauna and flora varying from minuscule to nearly invisible to the naked eye, and “forces to be reckoned with” even for U.S. Presidents.

Among the “nearly invisible,” one has to distinguish sometimes those with bigger mouths (found testifying for more funding for “the cause” before state or U.S. legislatures, or their subcommittees), but below-zero budgets (as I round recently in Ohio: this DV entity, which my 2012 post had mentioned, managed to maintain a below-zero deficit from 2002 – 2015, but that didn’t stop the spokepersons (its leadership) from testifying, citing to the organization name each time.  My question was, why maintain a constantly over-spending and obviously not well-funded entity in the first place?)

Full title of that 2012 “…Reconceptualize This…” post, with shortlink ending “-101”ABA, APA, AFCC, AAML, . . and others:  Reconceptualize This!  [Some Ohio Councils, Commissions, and Headlines, Incl. Basic Links][Chosen to represent 2012 in my 2017 Retrospective, includes its own]

I’d pulled out the section beginning:

NOW LET’S LOOK AT SOME OF THIS PROGRESSIVE LANGUAGE CREEP AS FACILITATED BY CERTAIN ASSOCIATIONS (see subject of [the above] post)

and am keeping it separate, here, connecting a link, there.  THIS post with short-link ending “-5SR, ” is “Progressive Language Creep Section from 2012 “Reconceptualize This” post (reviewed and reformatted 2017)“] Completed Feb 14, 2017 (Valentine’s Day 🙂 ) but being one of perhaps 3 updates to the “Reconceptualize” post, there is a natural sequence in which should be published first, so I may delay another day or so. [published 2/19/2017]

…(and with two or three of its own 2017 offspring)

Two main themes (one regarding a program, another one person/ality and his related organizations under similar but not identical names) developed in this post have also been siphoned off to further develop them.  Marked in context when it comes up.

so that what remains here, each marked by a large heading will be:

(1) a substantial “Preview” and  (2) “2012 Contents, Formatted and Updated,” which represents the original 2012 contents (bottom under the Progressive Language Creep section), but with most formatting cleaned up and replacing some links no longer valid.  The preview contains more of my current understanding, the 2012 Contents (the rest of post) shows which organizations,  programs and their rhetoric had raised red flags back then.   I am still concerned about the same organizations, programs and their rhetorics (particularly as a woman and a mother), but it’s clear in reviewing the material I hadn’t fully migrated to “skip the debate on the rhetoric:  FIRST, show me the money, and the money behind the money, in terms of business registrations and tax returns !!!” Also, five years is a long time, and I’d researched (done “drill-downs”) on many organizations and tax-exempt foundations, as well as federal grants streams, since then.

“Progressive” in the title refers to “gradually, over time” which the post reviews in a year-by-year sampling of developments in the fields I blog, not to the political persuasion commonly though to be the polar opposite of “conservative.” The words “Language Creep” communicate the “gradually over time” sense well enough but in 2012 I’d added that word to intensify the meaning.

Anyhow, this update is now done, is now about 12,000 words (was originally closer to 6,000) and has some extra screenprints where former links were broken.

PREVIEW

This post ends looking at the American Humane Association historic involvement in the Child Protection Services without quite focusing on this on its main website, and the “QIC-NRF.”  (Screenprinted, added this 2010 reference) found at “CalSWEC.Berkeley.edu…/QIC-NRF…”

I’d blogged recently on CalSWEC for its promotion of some funky (shell-game, move the money among all 3) Ohio nonprofits in exactly this field as regional trainers, too).  That post link & title:

Searching “QIC-NRF,” there are plenty of results.  (next two images have links in their captions):

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CLICK HERE FOR FULL-SIZED! QIC-NRF search Page 1 of 2 Google Search Results.  Youtube (image nr bottom) reveals connections btwn QIC-NRF participants (incl pilots) and existing recipients of other HHS Father-focused funding. NewDay Services also active in Access&Visitation grants (Tarrant County TX) as I recall: “Uploaded on May 26, 2011 Duane Yales tells his story and journey through the Child Welfare System. Duane was asked to represent Texas on the QIC-NRF National Father’s Advisory Council. NewDay Services for Children & Families was the local service provider for the project. Duane’s story has been a source of inspiration to child welfare workers to see fathers in a different light than they have traditionally seen them. This has led to better engagement with fathers, leading to better communication and better outcomes for the children. Category Nonprofits & Activism License Standard YouTube License”

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CLICK HERE for FULL-SIZED! Page 2 of 2 Google Search results for “QIC-NRF” includes NACChildlaw, Fatherhood.gov, CBExpress (Children’s Bureau newsletter), DCCourts.gov and more

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may not be full-page image. See CalSWEC.berkeley.edu link for the same.

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From same document, same link (2010 report)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I chose the CalSWEC one and discovered internal consistencies, errors (in naming the supporting grant) and avoidance of naming the actual players and what was their various relationship (let alone dollar amounts) flowing among them through a common practice, though not a moral one, of speaking of a project or program as though it were a corporate person, i.e., with a life of its own to receive and disburse funds.

A Program =/= a Person (business entity).

This is subtle, but it cannot be unintentional, and it is a red flag (especially with other symptoms) of something “not quite right” about the situation, and typically involving a financial trail slated for derailment.  Otherwise, why not just tell the truth up front, and the first time, about who paid whom for what?
BRIEFLY, …..


[From an inside page] The National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System (QIC-NRF) is a collaborative effort among the American Humane Association, the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law and the National Fatherhood Initiative, and funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau  [Image shown above]

This gets interesting — as the inside page is only referencing the QIC-NRF factor, but the cover page references QIC-NRF and ‘QIC-Child Welfare System” both.  Which is it?

So the National QIC-NRF is the “effort” or project, but it’s spoken of as if it’s the producer. or curriculum funder, on the face page, with no reference to the role of the HHS:


[From the cover page] Curriculum Funded by the National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System
  

One moment it’s an entity, the next, a collaborative effort by 3 other entities (all nonprofits, the ABA a big one, the AHA, an old and generally respected one, and the NFI, while more controversial for its programming, having incorporated in 1994, has been influential and its programming is not entrenched within 1996 Welfare Reform and social services delivery systems through establishing grants administered by HHS, authorized under 1996 Welfare Reform.  As the HHS decides who gets these discretionary funds appropriated to it, I’d say HHS leadership (which in some years was closely entrenched with NFI leadership — do some homework, even Wikipedia, it will come up) is also a collaborator.

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Retrospective @ 1/2017: Beginning-of-Year Posts (“As I’ve Been Saying, Since 2009”) and an Update or Two

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Retrospective @ 1/2017:  Beginning-of-Year Posts (“As I’ve Been Saying, Since 2009”) and an Update or Two (<=this post title with case-sensitive shortlink ending “-5wN”)

This is from the juicy center of “Dear Readers (2017 Themes, Ongoing Concerns)” post. It’s here as temporary scaffolding to work on the structure, but may end up putting down roots separately, and I’ll provide a skywalk (link) back to the original construction site (post).  It is referenced as a major section there, but when both are published, probably will be found here.


 

Retrospective: Beginning-of-year posts, since 2009:

(Inside the sky-blue borders.  Below this is more text, written first under this title).

2016.

February 28, 2016 postCredentialing and Schooling Psychologists (speaking of MN and the Grazzini-Rucki case) (My second in 2016).  Definitely a thorough and interesting read, even more relevant today in showing the proliferation of for-profit education, schools of professional psychologists, and who’s been investing of them, as well as connection to major (as in NYS) “Centers.”  They just want to improve lives — and courts — according to a mutually shared model…

2015.

2015 — no posts published all year.  It was a “busy” year…

2014, with an “Update” below.

2014 – 8 posted in January, I picked this one as typical:  How many “governments” are there?  What do they do?  What’s the Collective Cost?  Example, funding of NFLG (Nat’l Fatherhood Leaders Group, in DC) and others.  [appearance/para. breaks of this post not the most stylistic..]

2013, two posts, with a second “Update” below.

For 2013 – I’m picking two (I also considered well-developed draft.  Maybe later…)  

Somehow (in later revisions) I got into AFCC again, so there is a brief section with its tax returns and a few annotated images mixed into previewing the second chosen post for 2013, (“Hardly Breaking News .. Black People and the Tavistock Institute”) .. These are complicated to annotate and insert/label, and having put that section in as part of the natural flow, I’m going to just leave it in place…. The felt connection was of having had one’s family life, essentially, violated, and children alienated from their origins, trained to discredit and deride them.  

There are very real connections to population control as exercised in South Africa a century (plus) ago, and our current, USA, social services (welfare) system, in fact the overall systems of population control and management, complete with the “separate but unequal” and inbred caste systems — while an ongoing insistence that anyone helped should just accept the patronizing attitudes of those who condescend to do so.  Apart from a felt similarity in the operational “DNA” of the current “family court systems” (and related ones), there remains also the historic developments of the same. 

At this time I was blogging in html-only mode (I remember why – it was during a lean time, and related to the input device),.  The posts lack logos or images, and some of the tables didn’t hold their position over time. I’m not real proud of the formatting,  but I am of the information and points made which did not coast downstream on existing currents, but continued observing and looking for an anchor to others’, more publicized interpretations of the problems with the family courts vis-a-vis domestic violence and child abuse.  A quick cleanup [using techniques learned since] of the better earlier posts would be helpful, but I don’t see it happening soon.

2013 posts tended to quote extensively from websites (links provided) which links may have dissipated since.  They are one form of historical chronicling of this field. Another place to look is the Wayback Machine (internet archives), but it’s only as good as the web pages of which it takes snapshots, and only on those specific dates.

(1) Jan. 9, 2013, STILL Too Hot to Touch with a Ten-Foot Pole?  Supervised Visitation Racketeering (Shockome/Viola Stroud case) and Professionalization (SVNetwork.org) etc. [publ. Jan. 9, 2013]  [This post has two comments from a mother in Arizona [username “stillhere”], with whom I later had extensive conversations, and re: whom I also checked out the criminal docket referenced on her ex..She had also attended the 2012 Broken Courts Conference (which was in Arizona).  We lost touch in last year or so.  A nearby post continues the theme of people who just didn’t want to talk about that financial fraud which continued to surface in this grants-sponsored/non-profit administered field.

FYI the “Don’t Ask|Don’t Tell” approach to system-wide abuse of power doesn’t work. Bad idea..]

(2) Jan. 16, 2013, Hardly Breaking News, But Still True:  “Black People and the Tavistock Institute” (2009 post)  (about 10K words, and wide-ranging, but to the point.  Someone else wrote the 2009 post is one written another which spoke to current issues…

Excerpt:  Imagine that a stranger broke into your home, robbing it, leaving it in ruins and then kidnapped your children to work as servants within his home.  This stranger, fearing an eventual retribution from these kidnapped children will find it necessary to implement systems for ensuring that these children remain loyal.   The stranger may do so by routinely showing the children pictures of their ruined former home while falsely retelling the details of the event (and) that he merely rescued them from their ruins, and that their parents didn’t want them.

In effect (though the “breaking, entering, taking, and alienating” took different forms) many of us do not have to imagine this.  While this is referring to at least the previous African kidnapping for intercontinental slave trading when it started and continued in previous centuries — with subsequent plans to integrate and acculturate the subjugated population at the appropriate level, only, in society — that paragraph also accurately describes what IS happening now, individually  but in a widespread fashion to independent and self-sufficient, law-abiding women and mothers .

And the systems in place to make it happen made NO specific media attention during the recent US Presidential campaign, transition time, or most recently, inaugural speeches or celebrations.

This also happens I’m sure to men and fathers, but the difference is when there has been violence, threats, terrorism, and destruction already within the family unit, public institutions which virtually worship “the family” endanger women by minimizing the abuse, and setting up a “separate and unequal” system of courts for us as parents.

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February 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

How Many Unified City/County Governments are there, and Since When, and WHY? Here’s One (Wyandotte County|KCK, since 1997)

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Post title and shortlinkHow Many Unified City/County Governments are there, and Since When, and Why?  Here’s One (Wyandotte County|KCK, since 1997)

[Note: WordPress-generated shortlinks, unlike web and email addresses, seem to be case-sensitive (if you’re planning to type it, keep the same upper/lower case configuration.  This one ends “5CC” — a separate one generated a few days ago, I noticed ended “5Cc.” ).

This moves material from my January 2017 updates to a January 1, 2012 post, in an act of mercy towards the older post, and in the public interest today, about 5 years and 1 month later.  PART of this post about CALEXIT is continued on one published the same day (title and link right below the “Read More” divider). I am publishing this within 15 minutes of the other.  Tags may be added later.

My 2/5/2017 published post alerts readers to this one and explains that, despite long efforts on this one, it’s not in what I’d consider a complete format.  There are still unanswered questions I have and follow-up information I’d normally like to have finished before posting.

However the information on this one is varied, of current (as well as ongoing) relevance, and still well worth reading.  As you’ll find out soon enough, it’s also not particularly on the post’s title.  This time, I followed my nose for what needed to be said, and posted what it smelled, piece after piece.  “So be it…”

Why of public interest today…

We are First 100 Days of the Trump Presidency, swimming in Executive Orders, Cabinet appointments, Supreme Court nominee, news media featuring worldwide protests on the same, and reports on the President’s phone calls with leadership of other countries around the world.  Uncertain times….

My state (sic) — or at least a group called Yes California, Inc., is campaigning for Secession; I kid you not.  Guess this will supplement my inspiration to secede from California, which (for reasons which have escaped me) appears to believe it’s morally, ethically, and in many other ways simply superior to the rest of the country.  Meanwhile, these progressive liberal values have raised hell upon non-globalist individuals who mistakenly, working, marrying, having children (escaping at-home violence), and divorcing here, might have thought that “liberalism” and progressive values JUST PERHAPS might also meant us.


I’ve already located “Yes California, Inc.” in time and space (Time: 9/2013), space -no longer at a street address where multiple organizations, it looks like landscape-mulch-involved (one of which had zero registered presence as a company, though I found its advertising, and a notice that the State of California DOT had stopped a payment on a contract (at least I think that’s what the “stop payment” list was…), and is now showing up registered at its CPA address in Long Beach (So Cal near Los Angeles for the uninitiated into California geography).

This is so simple, although annoying to have to do. Just some business entity search, a generalized further street address search, and if there are some uploadable images to the business, looking at them, making maybe a note of the registered agent, or responsible parties (now that the Calif SOS Business Search site provides the information).  MAYBE if more people engaged in this routinely on being approached for money, or doused with volatile and at times disturbing information from authoritative sources, and then SHARED what they found with others (and on-line so it’s searchable) — we’d likely have a different state, and country.  But, most do not.  I know I didn’t until I was at a loss for answers how certain events happened, in “my” country, the USA, and in this supposedly progressive/Democrat, liberal (etc.) state!

Show 10 entities per page        Narrow search results:

Face page lists it as “Domestic Stock Corporation” (not a nonprofit).

And this Project, having made the post really Top-Heavy (before I got all the answers I wanted) has just been off-ramped, but to be published at the same time, without all the “connective tissue” narratives I sometimes get around to.

I believe an appropriate title will be “Just Say “NO” to “Yes California, Inc. ~ Yes California Independence Campaign Committee  ~ YesCalifornia.org ~ and “CalBrexit” til you get (1) their identities (2) their filings and (3) that this include “The Debt We Have” meaning, someone hasn’t been reading CAFRs, or doesn’t want or expect others to,” and of course (4) Who’s running that show.

Once I remove that chunk of post, what’s left is complex in a different way, and more central to the blog’s main themes, not that CAFRs and California wanting to be its own nation (allegedly) isn’t related.
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February 6, 2017 at 9:37 pm

Just Say No to: Yes California, Inc. ~ Yes California Independence COMMITTEE (PAC) ~Yes California Independence CAMPAIGN ~ YesCalifornia.org ~ and “CalExit.” (And Why). [2/6/2017 + 2/7 addition]

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Since I just added a section post-publication (don’t worry, entire post is still ca. 8,000 words only), I felt the responsible thing would be to copy the “introduction” from below the update to the very top here.  You’ll see it again below.  Just realize this post is a continuation of another one and on a specific topic as you see in its title.

What’s happening here?

Blog-wise….

On Sunday Feb. 5, 2017, I published an “Alert” about an upcoming 18,000 word post, stating I’d had enough and was just going to publish it — and gave a preview.

The name of the “18,000-worder” still is: How Many Unified City/County Governments are there, and Since When, and Why?  Here’s One (Wyandotte County|KCK, since 1997)**

At the time the “CalBrexit” section of the 18,000-worder wasn’t quite so long.  I had left undone the attempt to locate the “MIA” entity behind this campaign based on its political Committee (that is Political Action Committee or PAC) FPPN ID#.

**[This is the follow-up.  Some of its roots still remain on the above post.]

In adding the update section, some of it on “Newsweek” (one of many outlets reporting on this California so-called movement to secede), I am also reminding us to become and try to stay aware of the vehicles of communication, and just what type of powerhouse corporations (and families) are behind them, and how they deal with profits, and cut their losses.

We are aware of “conduits” for water to drink, bathe, and wash away things we don’t want hanging around our homes, when reports of contamination make the headlines (Flint Michigan; about lead levels).

We should be no less aware (and if this condition exists, correct it!) that the conduits of information today have a history — and that includes the financial and ownership history as well.  Without calling these “contaminated” per se, not one of them is free from influence.  Just try to maintain some awareness overall of where these are, and from which “sovereign nation” (while we’re on the topic) they may reside, form year to year.  This is just good basic information to understand in life…  As people with their controlled or owned corporations powerful enough to buy and sell off newspapers like some of us may have to plan ahead for vehicles — or clothes, or even food are generally going to be active in several categories of life.


For the context (I have the whole-page image below also) here’s a recent search on the theme, and I’ve looked at every article (I THINK) on the list.

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Here’s a quote from the last one shown:

California, you’re not going to secede so shut up and help us fix our country.” By Jeff Taylor in Bilerico Report (LGBTQnation.com), Nov. 17, 2016

There is a growing movement in California calling for secession now that Donald Trump has become president-elect. Because as we all know, when things don’t go your way the best response is to give up and run away from home.

===>Silicon Valley big wigs like Uber investor and Hyperloop co-founder Shervin Pishevar and angel investor Jason Calacanis have jumped on board, giving the concept more credence and potential financial backing

Apparently helping to gentrify a large swath of California so that only rich people can afford to live there isn’t enough. Now they need to leave the most vulnerable in our society even more high and dry by helping to ensure the United States remains red for the foreseeable future.

Because let’s be honest, that would be the result. And someone should probably tell them that they border the ocean. When they start falling into the water, helped along by the even harder right turn they ensured our country would take, the union might not look so awful after all.

Although they seem to have a plan for that inevitability.

We can re-enter the union after California becomes a nation,” Pishevar told CNBC. “As the sixth largest economy in the world, the economic engine of the nation and provider of a large percentage of the federal budget, California carries a lot of weight.”

That is, of course, assuming we would take you traitors back.

That’s tongue in cheek, but I don’t think it’s funny, and having already seen what California is doing (as are other states) to screw its own, while working hard to open trade offices overseas (for example, in China, overseen by groups like Bay Area Council) and the attempt to standardize and dumb down while claiming it’s actually the opposite, the entire public school system, I’m calling this one out.

And no, I will not wade through ALL the media outlets small or large on this (for one, they seem to gunk up my browser… or bring it to a crawl — or a stall). //Let’s Get Honest 2-6-2017 Monday evening PST.

Actual Title & Link: Just Say No to: Yes California, Inc. ~ Yes California Independence COMMITTEE (PAC) ~Yes California Independence CAMPAIGN ~ YesCalifornia.org ~ and “CalBrexit.” (And Why)

From a 6/25/2016 Newsweek article, this suggests the potential state lines for the hypothetical Nation of California. Hmm...

From a 6/25/2016 Newsweek article**, this suggests the potential state lines for the hypothetical Nation of California. Hmm… The City and County of San Francisco are eliminated, as well as the “9-county Bay Area” region surrounding it.  but the State of Los Angeles (currently a City and County also, with a port) and San Diego (also currently a City and County) are retrained.  Sonoma — currently a smaller county — has retained its name and become a State.  In the fertile Central Valley, “San Joaquin” and environs have become “Alta” and “Baja Joaquin.”  There is also a “Calexico” as you can see.  Far north of the new nation, it’s “Jefferson”..  Cute..

Section here is a post-publication (2/7/2017) update.  I needed to add link for the Newsweek quote above, added a quote, and continued the theme of “who owns the press” by including references to the history of Newsweek’s various owners.  This has gotten more interesting in recent years. After that I’ll get right back to “CalExit” and explaining what this post is about in the first place.  Look for where the light-blue background stops, and heading indicating you’re “back on track”…//LGH
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Alert: Ready or Not, An 18,000-word, Multi-Stream, Detail-and-Documentation-filled Post is Next, Imminent, Upcoming and So Forth…

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[Incidentally, this one is about 10,000 words.  I had some things to say, and show.]

“Things happen” when one’s development editor, copyeditor, news editor, lay-out person, the person getting the publication schedules and the marketing department head in charge of soliciting advertising and subscription revenues, in short, everyone but the editor in chief are is  all out on strike and the place is being run by enthusiastic, under-paid freelancers and interns. Some things which should happen more regularly, like publishing that issue, also don’t happen.

NY Sec of State Bus Entity Search Results for IBT Media (showing current CEO)

NY Sec. of State Bus. Entity Search Results for IBT Media (showing current CEO).  This is the NY Div of Corporations Entity Search Site (must use a “Captcha” to prove you’re a human.  Or other animate, computer-fluent  being who can respond to visual cues with the proper keyboarding, or voice-assisted keyboarding action).

Bottom half of IBT Media Inc NY Corp Div filing showing only 2006 start date + 1000 issues of stock (no par value). And two prior names. Click to read larger versionBottom half of IBT Media Inc NY Corp Div filing showing only 2006 start date + 1000 issues of stock (no par value). And two prior names. Click to read larger version

 

Or, as in my situation, where none of the above positions exist except all of them rolled into one function, position that is, person (me), similar things can and do (or, do not) happen.  Publication schedules are pushed back while stories are being developed.

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This is a Forbes article dated August 3, 2013 by Jeff Bercovici

 

When there is no publication entity with print advertising or newsletter subscription revenues, or in fact ANYTHING generating ANY revenue, the tendency is to follow one’s longest suits (which in my case is identifying and following the investigative leads surrounding general themes, not editing, formatting, and getting them out in sufficiently NOT in depth format, or serial form such that they come out on pre-determined schedule) sometimes overrides other instincts (if they even exist here) that a more self-preserving, subscription/advertising-based revenue-generating, not to mention crowd-pleasing business instinct would enforce as the standard operating practice.


A revenue source or sponsor is more administrative overhead, but also more production capacity.

Or, if this wordpress-based on-line platform (blog) had a previously established sponsor — whether government (like this one, although it ends in *.org), or tax-exempt foundation (like this one), or a private university (like this one) or an entire corporation existing as its own entity — but supported by, it seems, a religion (like this one*** and see next image, not to mention the ones just above), it would be spitting out posts more regularly

***Recent info says IBT Media bought Newsweek in 2013 and are already laying off their own staff (shared in common or rotating basis? with Olivet University) and talking about selling off Newsweek) — then resources could be drawn from those places to support a news, editorial and marketing staff, before laying them off when things don’t go as planned:

(viewed early Feb. 2017) IBT Media (who runs this) is a NY Corporation filed only in 2006; articles have been written on its other affiliations by Mother Jones, New York Post, BusinessInsider.com, and other on-lines. I also looked up some of the related filings and tax-exempt entities (Olivet University actually is showing under two different EIN#s in California...)

(viewed early Feb. 2017) IBT Media (who runs this) is a NY Corporation filed only in 2006; articles have been written on its other affiliations by Mother Jones, New York Post, BusinessInsider.com, and other on-lines. I also looked up some of the related filings and tax-exempt entities (Olivet University actually is showing under two different EIN#s in California…)

(look up the article for active links. The screenshot is actually from another in-the-works post).

(look up the article for active links. The screenshot is actually from another in-the-works post)

 

However you want to view it, I’m going to handle an overloaded but quite current, relevant, and I believe nevertheless fascinating post I’ve been working on for well over a week, one which just won’t stop sprouting new tendrils on the top, and broader, deeper roots on the bottom, by simply publishing the thing, under this title:

Post title:  How Many Unified City/County Governments are there, and Since When, and Why?  Here’s One (Wyandotte County|KCK, since 1997)

If this were baseball, and no home run was imminent, with bases loaded, I might punt.  If it were football and the first down wasn’t about to happen but potential for a field goal existed (and assuming there were actually a team), I’d kick.  Whatever the analogy was, I want to ditch the burden of concern about it NEVER being (a) complete enough to my satisfaction AND (simultaneously) (b) all those images lined up properly and connections between the main theme and off-shoots clear enough and © the whole thing being under 18,000 words and staying there (or shorter) until it really was publication-ready, my standards (don’t laugh!  I have them!).

So this post is for a preview of some of the topics in the upcoming, imminent 18,000-worder.  I’ve also liberally sprinkled postings (images, articles) regarding the strange “The International Business Times, Inc.” (former name) now going by “IBT Media Inc.” and some thoughts and commentary for these times on —  why should we think that colonization, racism and sexism somehow went away last century, and isn’t happening to the United States?

In quoting an older and very well-written source on this, I found new information about how “H-Net: Humanities and Social Services On-Line” sponsored? or at least hosted by a public university (Michigan State U., East Lansing) is still up soliciting funds, filing tax returns, but missed filing its annual report for the State of Michigan 2014, 2015 and 2016 until (just recently) finally getting administratively dissolved– while the receipts keep coming in.

Such an interesting world we live in, and while I’m sure many are emotionally processing losing (or winning) in the recent US Presidential election, and the on-line media and cable TV outlets, plus main print publications, are featuring it daily (no doubt this is good for sales), it’s also good to remind ourselves who owns them, and who owned them five years earlier, ten years earlier, and what the wealth that bought them represents.  Some of which my imminent post delved into also.

After all — subscriptions, advertising revenue, or sponsors all still feed into what gets published.

I’ve also scattered through it some references to the interesting religious-business-university (sic) outfit founded on a charismatic leader who says he parted from his early background in the Unification Church, but seems to have brought along SOME of its theology (rumors he’s the second Christ were allowed), some Scientology-like qualities (suing the critics into silence, almost), and some of its business practices too — towards both the workers, and the multiple organizations pumping up a public media presence which, apparently, wasn’t exactly self-sufficient.

I hope you enjoy the variety of information and insights on this post, as I’m sure you will on the next one also.  As ever, I like to post the images (annotated and otherwise) to go with the stories, which also affects speed of output — but I believe adding to the quality and credibility.  Also, there are plenty of quotes, all of which needs to be tweaked for layout and size.

Case in point:  Even when there has been paid staff, sometimes they get ditched.  For example:

Sometimes even established publications have to ditch operations, or underpaid staff.  IBT Media (which now owns Newsweek, at last check) had to.  Being digital itself, its ex-staffers certainly knew how to publicize the problems:
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