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Another Reason (Besides Its Innate Irrationality) to Shelve the “National Healthy Marriage” Movement: It’s Running Out of Acronyms….

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 Veni, Vidi, Vici (Vomiti)

g[that’s my response to all this….]

The Nonprofit’s Profiteer’s Epiphany:   Regurgito, Ergo Sum:

[I regurgitate, therefore I am…It’s referring to sound-byte language for social panaceas…]] From Descartes Second Meditation (which I assure you, I have not read, so I don’t really know if the author of this Wikipedia article did either, but I like the ring of it):

But I have convinced myself that there is absolutely nothing in the world, no sky, no earth, no minds, no bodies. Does it now follow that I, too, do not exist? No. If I convinced myself of something [or thought anything at all], then I certainly existed. But there is a deceiver of supreme power and cunning who deliberately and constantly deceives me. In that case, I, too, undoubtedly exist, if he deceives me; and let him deceive me as much as he can, he will never bring it about that I am nothing, so long as I think that I am something. So, after considering everything very thoroughly, I must finally conclude that the proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind. (AT VII 25; CSM II 16–17)

Now THAT represents a little thinking, followed at least to some conclusion.  Alas, in “marriage education” most are simply engaged in replication through repetition.  And the relationships they are most adept at is with whoever is helping people fill out the next round of grant applications — from FEDERAL SOURCES — which help set up PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT CURRICULA OWNERS for life — or at least a good set of royalties and nice retirement in these uncertain times. But they are running into a credibility crisis — running out of names for each successive organization based on an idea someone had before the feminists, if not before women could vote!

Conjugating the Acronyms:

Perhaps I can conjugate the problem we face, in thinking up more names to get more federal grants to slap up some websites which pretend to represent something other than a slapped-up website, sometimes in accompaniment with an expired, suspended, delinquent or involuntarily dissolved corporate status.  Which would, I suppose, make it a sort of  UNincorporated (body-less) “ethereal being”? ???

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NIRE, NARME, NOM1, NOM2,. . .  NERMEN.*

(hover cursor over link)

Seriously?  NERMEN?   (Yep, I’m Lucid in Leucadia, I swear I saw it!)*

NOM1 is National Organization for Men (with Warren Farrell & Marty Nemko).  This is NOM2: NOM Marriage Pledge  = Ron Paul is wrong — not conservative enough! *rhymes with “mermen” (opposite of mermaids?) or, I suppose, “vermin.” Just when you thought you’d heard them all, words that intersperse great nouns and adjectives as if there was an active, achieving VERB  in there somewhere: Or I could do the versions without vowells, such as NHMRC, (hover cursor over link) WONDERFUL words, building blocks for GREAT shell corporations (nonprofits in particular) which, more closely examined are simply Big Brother in your Britches (and Bank Accounts): NIRE:

The National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® (NIRE), a non-profit educational corporation, was founded by Bernard Guerney, Jr., Ph.D. in 1992 as a branch of its parent organization the Institute for the Development of Emotional and Life Skills (IDEALS), which Dr. Guerney had previously founded in 1972. The mission of NIRE is…

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
IDEALS, Inc.  FRANKFORT KY 40601-2458 FRANKLIN 137666603 $ 50,000

NARME: Joomla! Logo

NARME

This was the link to the NARME site. Please use the new link below: http://www.narme.org  (NARME “History” site reads “this content will be displayed soon.”  Note also — it’s very much a Members Only  type site. It’s probably waiting to develop some — the organization registered in FLORIDA in August, 2010!  Link to Membership Brochure states:

NARME is a national association formed in 2010 to represent the interests and serve the needs of Relationship and Marriage Educators by doing the following: Providing ongoing professional training opportunities Hosting an annual conference featuring skills-based education programs and the latest research Disseminating timely and relevant research about the family in America, and the effectiveness of marriage and relationship education programs Facilitating collaboration among healthy marriage, responsible fatherhood, and other family allies

Nevertheless it has a handprint icon; they (like AFCC, CRC, CPS, DCYF departments across the country, the NCSEA, the NACC, GALs throughout the land, Warren Farrell and Dick Washak, etc. — and Kids’ Turn) are “Champions for Children” if anyone asks….).  Membership has many levels, note that when membership are themselves healthy marriage (etc.) grantees, the “sliding scale  based on revenues” membership is a little disturbing:

MEMBER Dues on a sliding scale according to revenue Newsletter subscription Access to all webinars Discount to annual conference for up to ten attendees

Collaborating with National Fatherhood Leaders Group to make sure they get some more grants.  OFA (part of HHS) is there to help… It helps if you can find your way to the NHMRC to get some MRE help with OCSE and p.a.p.a. from a Texas OAG employee:

Main Content

Child Support and MRE: A Case Study of the p.a.p.a. Curriculum

This Case Study examines a successful and replicable approach to integrating marriage and relationship education (MRE) services with Child Support Enforcement (CSE) services. The Parenting and Paternity Awareness Curriculum (p.a.p.a.) represents a unique partnership between the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the State Board of Education (SBOE) in Texas.2 It offers a promising practice for engaging high school youth in conversations about successful and responsible parenthood and healthy relationship skills, as well as the legal responsibilities and realities involved in supporting a child. Nationally, the p.a.p.a. curriculum represents the first state-wide effort to educate students about paternity and child support responsibilities as the basis for a program.

YEP.  Search “Michael Hayes on RandiJames.com:

Michael Hayes Wants to Build “Family-Centered” Child Support

{{which, besides being self-evident, this post goes on to demonstrate & illustrate, including how they do it}}
I must continue to emphasize that the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OSCE) is no longer about collecting child support. It is about meddling in your family business and exercising government control over families (which begins with the “birth certificate” and “marriage licenses”), with emphasis on removing control from women as childbearers and autonomous beings. This money is NOT going to raise the children–it is going into million-dollar research at the hand of psychology pseudoscience and court litigation.Well, who is Michael Hayes?I’m glad you asked.

NARME is one of my favorite groups to pick on because its directors are heads of other “funny” organization getting kazillions of federal funding, no matter how well they stay incorporated (or don’t):  Joneen Mackenzie (Colorado), Dennis Stoica (California), Julie Baumgardner (TN, First Things First), and so forth.   See BillCoffin.org for more info.  Bill Coffin worked as HHS/ACF “Special Marriage Assistant” (Looks like from 2002-2010) and then went straight into to helping people hook up with the grants: Here’s a sample link “Community-Centered Healthy Marriage and Relationship Grants” (HHS-2011-ACF-OFA-FM-0193).  Again, these are NOT being targeted at philandering Presidents, Congressionals; just “low-income” people (the salespitch is that it helps reduce poverty) at who TANF, ORIGINALLY, was aimed.  It has since then of course (especially through this initiative and through Title IV-D, Child support) been further expanded to include as many people as possible; as it is in the public interest (so the theory goes) for most people to get and stay married, and for ALL children to have fathers in their lives.

Funding Activity Category: Income Security and Social Services (ISS
Estimated Funding: $57,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 40
Estimated Award Ceiling: $2,500,000 Help for Estimated Award Ceiling
Estimated Award Floor: $300,000

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing the solicitation of applications to competitively award grants for demonstration projects that support “healthy marriage promotion activities” as enacted by The Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-291). Grants awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will support programs that have the capacity and proven track record of providing a broad range of marriage and relationship skills training to low-income populations. To address the multiple barriers faced by individuals, couples/partners, and families [[“multiple barriers” erected by whom??]], projects will provide healthy marriage and relationship skills designed to change behaviors of individuals and move families towards economic self-sufficiency.   ACF is particularly interested in funding organizations that are located in the community of the targeted population and that provide a broad array of services.

@2013 (this post was earlier) Billcoffin site shows he started PREP in Navy in 1990, and references (see below) NAME, NIRE, NERMEN, “IDEALS” and  “SmartMarriages.com” etc. This NARME and NHMRC is not to be confused with NAME (NARME, minus the “R”) which is registered, (presumably) in Arizona.  From TAGGS.hhs.Gov.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT  PHOENIX AZ 85022 MARICOPA 362992336 $ 1,250,000

[2013 update.  Search blog.  Interesting group with Bush Connections.  Possibly a religious corporation, cannot find under Arizona Corporations search, or a 990 for them]

Grantee Name Grantee Class Award Number Award Title Action Issue Date Award Action Type Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 09/25/2006 NEW DR LEO GODZICH 362992336 $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 09/21/2007 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH 362992336 $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 09/22/2008 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH 362992336 $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 09/17/2009 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH 362992336 $ 250,000
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 09/24/2010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH 362992336 $ 250,000

Actually, I can’t find this organization incorporated in Arizona, or under its own name in the 990finder database (11/23/2013). “Your query: ( Organization Name: national association of marriage enhancement , State: , Zip: , EIN: , Fiscal Year: ) 0 documents matched. 0 documents displayed. Click on the column headers to sort.” Search Again  :

NAME is a non-profit organization that relies on givers like you in order to maintain and expand this ministry. If you have a passion for what our ministry is doing, whether it is counseling couples, volunteering time, or donating money, we have something you can do. Please consider sowing into marriages and signing up to be a monthly pledge partner. People just like you give to support our ministry which ends thousands of divorces each year and virtually eliminates divorce in many churches.

To sign up as one of our pledge partners, please call into our office at 602-404-2600.  Click here to sow into this ministry*

*these days, “ministry” usually is religious code for “business, possibly a 501(c)3 sponsored by an exempt-from-filing church or other religious group, and working out of the same real estate  [[11-23-2013 LGH in hindsight comment.  Their donate button looks exactly like mine.  On the same website, it’s “N]

*The National Association of Marriage Enhancement (NAME) is a network of churches and couples committed to biblical marriage ministry.

We do this through a certification process where lay couples within the local church undergo intensive biblical training to be raised up as counselors to the marriages within that church and community.

If you are seeking free bible-based marriage or premarital counseling, please contact one of our NAME centers near you

Let’s look at what’s meant by “Certification Process” that doesn’t involve a MLM direct marketing, or pyramid scheme, like any other MLM direct marketing or pyramid scheme (buy into the franchise — only here, HHS$$ help set it up, or fund it…. through TANF-diversions):

“Become a Certified Marriage Specialist” At NAME we are committed to training and equipping husband-and-wife teams to perform biblical counseling through our DVD-based curriculum. Our premise being God never intended for the senior pastor to spend an inordinate amount of his or her time counseling marriages. …


“an intensive biblical training program that includes some of the best marriage ministry training from leaders such as Dr. Leo and Molly Godzich, Pastors Arnold and Gwen Tackett, and Pastor Tommy Barnett addressing specific areas of biblical marriage counseling.
Upon completion of the training, the couples may submit a certification examination along with a pastoral recommendation form as application to receive the designation of Certified Marriage Specialist (CMS). This designation is renewable annually as care couples continue to show themselves to be members in good standing at their local church.

Out of (exact) same street address —Innovative Software Solutions  20622 N Cave Creek Rd, #120, Phoenix, AZ 85024 map (602) 680-7490 | website

So — anyhow in June 19, 2011 post I profiled this newsmaking association and pastor more — search “Godzich” on the post, to read about the connection with Ugandan “kill-the-gays” movement, and taking disgraced mega-church millionaire Ted Haggart, and simultaneous with TANF funds received in 2006, contributed several thousand$$ to defeat same-sex marriage in Arizona:

[some links active on the post, not shown here.  THE CONTRIBUTION INFORMATION WAS FROM “LAVENDARLIBERAL.COM (link has a redirect, has changed now)…

PROTECT MARRIAGE ARIZONA C-02-2006 (ANTI-GAY)
The National Association of Marriage Enhancement
13422 N Cave Creek Rd, Ste 3
Phoenix, AZ 85022
05/16/06 – $5,000.00 – Cash – Filed: 06/30/06
10/17/07 – $2,000.00 – Cash – Filed: 06/16/08

And in 2008, they helped organize a marriage conference in Uganda:

Sunday, 14th September, 2008
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By Joyce Namutebi
DR. Martin Ssempa, a pastor at Makerere Community Church, has received an award for his fight against homosexuality.

Ssempa and his wife Tracey received the plague from Apostle Alex Mitala, the overseer of the National Fellowship of Born Again Churches in Uganda.

This was during the “Great Marriage Celebration” organised by the National Association of Marriage Enhancement in conjunction with the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches in Uganda at Nakivubo Stadium over the weekend.

Mitala led hundreds of couples who converged at the stadium from various parts of the country into a prayer for Ssempa to continue being the torch-bearer in the fight against the vice in Uganda.

And, I see in a July 10, 2011 post “Bush Faith-Based Initiatives in the Hands of Obama”  Search “Godzich” in this page for a section on just how closely the family is interwoven with GOP politics (incl. in Arizona and D.C.), AMWAY (in France and America) and where Dr. Leo and Pastor Tommy Barnett fit in the mix.  As my title here says, “ANOTHER” reason to shelve marriage-promotion is running out of acronyms.  That’s hardly the main reason!

. . .

NAME has been a pioneering force in marriage skills training as part of welfare reform. In Arizona, the first state to appropriate part of their federal block grant funds to strengthen marriages…

Hardly surprising — Dr. Leo Godzich, who with his wife runs NAME — has personal (a relative) very strong connections with the state GOP and with the Bush White House at the time. In fact, the Bushes are practically “all in the family” as this article called “The GOP’s New Godfather” relates. The “godfather” in question is not a Godzich, but Doug Wead — however, check it out:

The GOP’s New Godfather

By Ward Harkavy published: September 02, 1992

In Doug Wead’s dining room, there’s a photograph of George Bush cradling Wead’s son Joshua. On August 24, there was a Bush son in Doug Wead’s living room.

Neil Bush, the son who has had to pay $50,000 for his part in the collapse of the Silverado S&L in Denver, was treated like a high priest of free enterprise during a private reception there. That evening, Neil was scheduled to appear at a private fund raiser for the state GOP.


John Godzich was born into a Polish family displaced by World War II. He grew up in a French mining area, the second of five boys in a family that always dreamed of moving to America and finally did in 1962. They lived in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and John went to school at New York University. After dabbling in leftist politics, he says, he wound up working as a translator for the State Department. He eventually got into Amway and returned to France to build a marketing network of his own.

Now he shuttles between France and Arizona, where he has an 8,000-square-foot home on Easy Street, east of Apache Junction. It’s got a built-in chapel.

Now for little brother – – and this was back in 1992:

Pastor Tommy Barnett was correct when he told the packed house at his huge church on Cave Creek Road on August 16: “First Assembly is Phoenix’s French Connection!”

The door greeter at Phoenix First Assembly of God, which Barnett often refers to as “America’s fastest-growing church,” said, “Bonjour.” Associate pastor Leo Godzich gave the opening prayer in French before saying it in English. After “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the church orchestra and choir performed the French anthem, “La Marseillaise.” In the church lobby was Wead campaign material. Sitting on the dais was John Godzich.

After Barnett’s sales pitch (Give like you’ve never given before! Let us pray in the name of Jesus!), he told his audience, “We’ve got some international visitors, some French businessmen and women. Let’s give them a hand! . . . Let’s give them another hand! . . . Let’s give Jesus a hand!”

The church’s huge choir gave a rah-rah chant for the French guests.

After the collections were taken, the frenetic, raspy-voiced Barnett delivered a sermon, with John Godzich standing next to him as interpreter. Their images flashed across two huge TV screens suspended above the altar as Barnett told the crowd, “He wants you to have your own desires! The desires of the righteous shall be granted! He wants us to be prosperous!”

Imagine Yves Montand translating for Jimmy Swaggart.

other close ties to Bush through Doug Wead (who helped out disgraced Neil Bush, as we see above) –

Godzich, says Wheeler, also heads Groupement Europeen de Professionnels du Marketing, an Amway-style, multilevel marketing company of 60,000 to 70,000 distributors. The Godzich-Wead ties are firm: Younger brother Leo Godzich was the incorporation agent for Wead’s company.

 

 

NHMRC

About this National Healthy Marriage Resource Center — I probably blogged it before — it’s basically an HHS site, but here are it’s leaders.

About the NHMRC

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Please see my last few posts and note that Anne Menard is a Domestic Violence person.  Do I need to make the point of “DV Heat Shield for Fatherhood Movement” further?

Anne Menard is an activist who has worked on policy, practice and research issues affecting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors since the mid-1970s. After serving as a senior consultant to the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during 2005, she returned as Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), a position she previously held from 1994-99. She has served as a consultant to the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, the Lewin Group, and MDRC providing assistance to federally-funded Healthy Marriage projects in developing their response to domestic violence issues. At the NRCDV, Ms. Menard directs technical assistance, training, resource development and special projects to support domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts in the U.S. Prior to this national level work, Ms. Menard led the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence for over six years, and, in the early 1980s, codirected Connecticut’s largest domestic violence shelter and was actively involved in grassroots sexual assault advocacy.

Theodora Ooms & Mary Myrick are associated with, I believe, the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative & Public Strategies, Inc. which was the contractor for it. Theodora Ooms, MSW, is a senior consultant to the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) and to Public Strategies, Inc. At the NHMRC she has responsibility for planning outreach to policymakers, writing summaries of research, and organizing conferences and other activities that advance the field. From 1999-2007 she was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), where she worked on couples and marriage policy, with a special focus on low-income families, and twice testified before the U.S. Congress. Mr. Batten

Most recently, Mr. Batten served as a Family and Fatherhood Specialist with the Colorado Department of Human Services. In this role, he successfully developed collaborative relationships between healthy marriage programs, domestic violence programs, fatherhood programs, child welfare, child support enforcement, and the Department of Corrections. Mr. Batten has been a Certified Family Life Educator since 1998 and is an experienced instructor of numerous marriage and parenting curriculums** including PREP, Bringing Baby Home, Nurturing Fathers, and Caring Dads. He is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter at OFA Conferences as well as Smart Marriages Conferences. Batten is considered an expert on marriage, healthy relationships and fatherhood. He has been featured on Denver television network affiliates and numerous radio stations. Mr. Batten earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Northern Michigan University, a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Master of Education from Loyola University in Chicago.

Great.  Is that religious enough to be spearheading expenditure of federal funds?  A preacher and professional teacher….with communication specialty.

Family & Marriage Movement = Fatherhood.  I hope we understand that, yes?

**looks to me like lots of those curricula are designed to be teacher-proof, i.e., teach-out-of-a-box. This center is simply an HHS-funded project, administered by Public Strategies, Inc.

National Healthy Marriage Resource Center

For more information call Public Strategies 303-830-0400 Info@HealthyMarriageInfo.org

The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) is a clearinghouse for high quality, balanced, and timely information and resources on healthy marriage. The NHMRC’s mission is to be a first stop for information, resources, and training on healthy marriage for experts, researchers, policymakers, media, marriage educators, couples and individuals, program providers, and others. Initial funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant 90-FH-0001 (9/11/2006 – 9/29/2011) This site managed by Pivot Concepts © 2008 – 2012 National Healthy Marriage Resource Center

As we are being told that Healthy Marriages help reduce poverty, persuade happily married men not to bail out on child support, and their abandoned children thus causing trouble for the rest of us, not to mention dooming children born to fatherless homes to a life of abuse and distress, if not crime — just take it on faith, that part — as we see, Mary Myrick, Anne Menard, Theodora Ooms, Public Strategies Inc. and probably Pivot Concepts (that manages the website) are all doing OK, right? Keep in mind that “thinking” is optional this field.  One must, however, come up with good names and be able to fill out some grants application forms.  Of course, there are membership organizations such as NARME which can teach you (for a fee) how to do this.  I lack animation, but picture a Sesame Street(tr) Show, only less entertaining.   (fill in the blanks.  how-to, shown below)

Iowa_road_sign(courtesy google images search:  yard-sale-sign—cartoon-[?], wood-signs-vector.jpg (file-vector.com), sculture-in-the-vineyards.au.com, and “growabrain.typepad.com” which shows an Iowa Road Sign (white on Green), Northw/Fertile/Manley….

(Anthony Whyte, Urban Serpent)North Sydney street signs and plastic ties, 17000 x 2000 x 600mm – $10,000Once these signs directed us around North Sydney, now reincarnated as an Urban Serpent they reflect the Serpents mythical past and our urban modernity.”I like it!   MAYBE TOO, the LOOSE PATCHWORK OF LETTERS REPRESENTING “REGURGITO, ERGO SUM” AT THE END OF AMERICA, will be something of a spectacle, signifying the replacement of thinking (not to mention working), or even producing a useful service — by virtue of downloadable concepts loosely assembled.  Verbs need not apply, as we buzz on down the highway, while the slush funds of IRS-collected, HHS-distributed Relationship Fixing Ideas piped through brightly labeled buzzwords like in this sculpture (who really knows what’s inside, besides air, some of it hot?).  Isn’t it interesting? What will leak out if just a few of the sign segments are dismantled and their insides examined for contents?
  • National
  • Association of
  • Relationship (and)
  • Marriage
  • Educators

LET’S DO SOME ARTS & CRAFTS  — SPELLING — LETTER BUCKETS. I’ll provide the letters, You MAKE a Real Word.  This will prepare you for Scrabble, Spelling, Crossword Puzzles, and eventually  a better life in a nursing home,  IF, however, you follow my lead and forget making comprehensible words — just pick an acronym that hasn’t been taken yet (or plow some new furrows in the field of marriage education meaningless names) you just might be able to fill out some paperwork, apply (by having healthy relationships with some of these resource centers below), get a grant (Say, $50,000) and then do nothing with it.  Take the money, close up  shop, dissolve your corporation, relocate, start another one, and thumb your nose at honest working public, just because they’re a little “slower on the uptake” than you were.  That is EXACTLY what it seems plenty of these groups are doing. Eventually, they find each other, and perfect how to do it en masse — which is what NARME, and some others are there for.  Oh yes, and for teaching marriage and relationship skills, along with how NOT to have sex before it (i.e., abstinence education, STILL….)

EXPLORING THE “HEALTHY MARRIAGE” etc. LETTER BUCKET:

Here’s the Letter  bucket of the Ideal Healthy Normal (that means straight), Married — or at least abstinent, or looking for a healthy relationship — branch of this movement.

N A H M E R C I

First, take a lesson from the pros. The best compilation of ALL these initials I’ve seen — todate — comes from a HHS Grantee:

This is the most letters I’ve seen in combination using the theme yet — it has a “P” but it gets extra credit for doing this without a single vowell:

“NRCSPHM”. . . YEP.

“NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY MARRIAGE”

 And as a reward for being willing to handle this, the ICF (or is it I C F ?) got a $1.5 million grant from the government, to expand upon the already fabulously successful “NHMRC.”  I’ll explain
this all later, and can’t wait to see what logo they come up with (this represents an Oct. 2011 Healthy Marriage Grantee, and I blogged it earlier).

NAHMERCI, or  We’ll handle the “P” letter bucket separately, below (or later), which includes GOOD terms like “Parents” “Pairs“* PREP”,  . . . . . [sentence continued, in red font, below the Show and Tell on “PAIRS”….

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
PAIRS FOUNDATION  Weston FL 33331-3642 BROWARD 839942422 $ 4,950,000

  

 (that’s 2006-2010 of ONE award, 90FE0029, $990K/year. This money, yes, WAS sourced from welfare (TANF funds):  USASpending.gov (one can use the DUNS# to look up) shows this. As usual, the USASpending.gov shows fewer grants (year 2006 is missing) than at TAGGS.hhs.gov, above.  Contracts showing are about $550K (per USAspending as I said). 

Federal Award ID: 90FE0029 (Grant) 

Recipient: PAIRS FOUNDATION 
2771 Executive Park Dr # 1, Weston, Florida
Program Source: 75-1552 “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Department/Agency: Department of Health and Human ServicesAdministration for Children and Families
CFDA Program: 93.086: Healthy Marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood Grants
Description: HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION GRANTS: PRIORITY A … (More)
Obligation Date: 
09-18-2009 
Obligation Amount: 
$990,000

Apparently what needy families need, more than funding, is fathers – or at least marriages. In addition to straight grants, there show 34 contracts, which apepar to be with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Yes, war (also paid for by taxpayers and citizens) is hell, and learning to stay married through, during and after it is hard.  So we are paying for chaplain services and video, curricula, and train-the-trainer workshops (Warrior to Soul Mate, etc.).    here are some: Transaction # 8 (Purchase Order)
PIID/MOD: VA664C10390 / 0 

Recipient: PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. , THE 
1675 MARKET STREET, SUITE 207, WESTON, Florida
Program Source: 36-0160
Department/Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Product/Service: G002: CHAPLAIN SERVICES
Description: WARRIOR TO SOUL MATE RETREAT
Signed Date:
08-05-2011
Obligation Amount:
$36,775

Transaction # 9 (Purchase Order)
PIID/MOD: VA583C12259 / 0 

Recipient: PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. , THE 
1675 MARKET STREET, SUITE 207, WESTON, Florida
Program Source: 36-0160
Department/Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Product/Service: U008: TRAINING/CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
Description: EDUCATION TRAINING
Signed Date:
08-29-2011
Obligation Amount:
$35,075

Transaction # 10 (Purchase Order)
PIID/MOD: VA24312P1739 / 0 

Recipient: PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. , THE 
1675 MARKET STREET, SUITE 207, WESTON, Florida
Program Source: 36-0160
Department/Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Product/Service: U099: EDUCATION/TRAINING- OTHER
Description: NYHHS PAIRS FOUNDATION
Signed Date:
06-18-2012
Obligation Amount:
$28,650

Transaction # 11 (Purchase Order)
PIID/MOD: VA590C10528 / 0 

Recipient: PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. , THE 
1675 MARKET STREET, SUITE 207, WESTON, Florida
Program Source: 36-0160
Department/Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Product/Service: U009: EDUCATION SERVICES
Description: PAIRS COUPLES RETREAT AND TRAIN THE TRAINER WORKSH … (More)
Signed Date:
08-15-2011
Obligation Amount:
$26,900
ORGANIZATION NAME STATE YEAR FORM PAGES TOTAL ASSETS EIN
PAIRS Foundation FL 2010 990 28 $271,546 52-1327867
PAIRS Foundation FL 2009 990 25 $313,681 52-1327867
PAIRS Foundation FL 2008 990 26 $353,339 52-1327867

(tax returns)  Nonprofit purpose:   (CEO Seth Eisenberg) “PAIRS IS A CURRICULUM FOR INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP SKILLS TRAINING THE CURRICULUM INCLUDES TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR PROFESSIONALS AND THEIR CLIENTS, VIDEOS AND PRINTED MATERIALS” The government / public-at-large contributions aren’t separated out, but the 2010 return, above (where’s 2011-12???) shows that the $990K HHS says it got was actually $977,224 (altogether) — so where’d the missing amount of about $13K go?  Anyhow, hardly anyone is supporting this BUT the HHS, looks like.  Sales of $203K and royalties (aha…) of $1,019. Mr. Eisenberg is pulling in a salary of $196K (TAKEN FROM TANF mostly!!!) and the Officers appear to be: Seth Eisenberg, Howard Tripp, Yekutiel Wultz, and Sam Wakim. This ‘Yekutiel Wultz?  (see Justice for Daniel Cantor Wultz Foundation; the young man was killed in a terrorist attack’?  The foundation was established in 2006 to honor this 16yr old; the town (Weston, FL) matches.  I don’t know, but: The Daniel Cantor Wultz Foundation was established in 2006 by Daniel’s family to memorialize the values and vision that inspired Daniel’s life.  The Foundation strives to create a safer world by engaging youth, educators and communities in activities that promote tolerance and acceptance:

D.C. Court Awards $332 Million Judgment Against Syria and Islamic Republic of Iran for Role in Terrorist Attack that Killed Daniel Wultz

May 14, 2012 (Weston, FL) — On the sixth anniversary of the death of 16-year-old Daniel Wultz, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia awarded a Weston family $332 million in compensatory and punitive damages in a landmark decision against the governments of Iran and Syria. “When a state chooses to use terror as a policy tool – as Iran and Syria continue to do – that state forfeits its sovereign immunity and deserves unadorned condemnation,” Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth wrote in his Memorandum and Opinion. Judge Lamberth expressed his hope that the Wultz family would “take some measure of solace” in the Court’s final judgment.

Corporate Name Document Number Status
THE PAIRS FOUNDATION, INC. N00000003614 Active
PAIRS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED P94000088073 INACT
PAIRS RELATIONSHIP SYSTEMS, INC. P99000021496 INACT

(it was incorporated in 2000 by the Gordons, Lori H. Gordon. I APOLOGIZE IF THIS HAS DISTURBED ANYONE — I AM IN MID-EDIT AND WILL FOLLOW-UP ON WHETHER THIS IS THE SAME SITUATION.  IT MAY NOT BE.. 11-22-2013/LGH . . . . and the BAD parts, like the Institute for Pathology Education and Relational Harm Awareness, etc.    Excuse, me, I have the order wrong for the

IRHRPPEP  (‘burp’)(too many consonants per vowell!)

Some visitors may remember that I blogged this before and tried to look up the credentials of its founder, and came up empty.  And that the Relationship Training Institute (RTI) out of San Diego, isn’t filing its RRF tax returns and Charitable Registrations with the state of California while doing closely connected to the courts, probation, and citing this group as one of its providers.  I think.   Oh well…

LET”S STICK WITH THE NATIONALIZED MARRIAGE THEME FIRST  TIE THE KNOT FOR UNCLE SAM.  WHAT CAN WE DO WITH NAHMERCI? NAME / MEAN / HER / MAN/NARCI(SSISTIC)/ NARC/AHEM!/ MAIN / CREAM / CHARM / (“CHMC” IF THERE WAS ANOTHER “C”)  REI (outfits for marital camping weekends), etc. HERE’s HOW IT”s DONE IN THE MOVEMENT.

N is for National

A is for Association, a.k.a.,  “Ass.” (allright, “Ass’n.”)

H is for H ealthy*

*(on the negative side of the tracks, “H” is for Harm.  See also “P” for Pathological and “R” for Reduction)

M is for Marriage.  (What, you thought it might stand for “Mom”?  Get real!)

E  is for Education.

 (Although the literal meaning is to “lead out,” ever since compulsory public (state/nationalized) education, particularly in the US, in practice it means to “stuff in.”**    This is a very American practice, stuffing people into small spaces and from there trying to reform their relationships and stuff some more skillsets in.  See Corrections Corporation of America.)

R is for Relationship.

(this is a concession to the fact that, evangelistic Christians and Conservative Catholics aside, face it — not all Fathers and Mothers are going to get married.  Educating Married or Engaged couples limits marketing by about 50% (see divorce and out-of-wedlock births), hence one must include the word “relationship” to be truly viable).

(or . . .. . )

R is for Resource.

Re-Source is a good term, because most Resource Centers (jacked-up websites with important links)

are simply Re-hashing the same old dishes,

only the graphics and the grant numbers seem to change.

Resource is not “Help” — it’s only there if you want it (and have internet service access).

C enter.

It’s important to flexibility, the “chameleon factor” needed for when one’s failure to file taxes might get discovered.  Hence the word “Center” is better than “Corporation” which actually commits to a legal structure.

(8-2013 update — I now have a few posts on how to tell which is which, and why you should, when the word “CENTER” is used! “NAMES:  Center, Council, Judicial, Legislative, Institute — but WHO they are and how legit, is in the Label

I is sometimes for “Institute.”

Which doesn’t mean ANYthing.  I mean, it could be a website, or it could be a real center of learning at university.  Only the State Franchise Tax Board knows for sure.

It could have some Ph.D.’s behind it AND government projects, such as the Gottman Institute The Gottman Institute or it could be a preacher and the church board who sold their souls to keep the grants, lost corporate status, kept the website and kept getting HHS healthy marriage grants, in fact MORE after their corporate status was revoked — like the NW (or is it “NorthWest” Marriage Institute).  The word “institute” sounds like something important is going on.  We never know, except by instinct through repeated check-ups, whether someone is bluffing, or seriously a professional with something to contribute (original) to the world.

C3365104 03/30/2011 ACTIVE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF LOS ANGELES MARY EMMONS
C0085636 12/13/1917 ACTIVE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE, INC.
MARK ENGEL

I think we can presume by the following (TAGGS) list that some of these are legitimate medical research outfits, and others are — well, it’s TBA in my book.  Click on the links — I know one of these is getting fatherhood grants.  Can you tell which one is which?

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE  LITTLE ROCK AR 72202 PULASKI $ 2,218,014
CHILDREN’S RESEARCH INSTITUTE  WASHINGTON DC 20010-2978 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 143983562 $ 250,913,375
CHILDREN’S RESEARCH INSTITUTE  WASHINGTON DC 20010-2978 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 606977783 $ 4,670,060
CHILDREN`S INSTITUTE , INC  LOS ANGELES CA 90005 LOS ANGELES 082692021 $ 45,375,201
Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children Forsyth Institute  BOSTON MA 02115 SUFFOLK 062190616 $ 169,083,134
INSTITUTE FOR FAMILIES & CHILDREN  JAMIACA NY 11432 $ 100,000
MURDOCH CHILDREN’S RESEARCH INSTITUTE  Parkville 752683508 $ 2,318,074
Miami Children`s Hospital Research Institute  MIAMI FL 33155 047469051 $ 833,962
Research Institute at Nationwide`s Children`s Hospital  COLUMBUS OH 43205 FRANKLIN 046430013 $ 58,586,668
Research Institute at Nationwide`s Children`s Hospital  COLUMBUS OH 43205 FRANKLIN 147212963 $ 149,125,008
THE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH  PITTSBURGH PA 15217 ALLEGHENY 018063375 $ 866,725

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FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2006 90FR0088  PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM 1 0 ACF 09-25-2006 082692021 $ 1,000,000 
Fiscal Year 2006 Total: $ 1,000,000

Guess this is a new one here, not distributed yet:

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FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2012 90FK0028  PROJECT FATHERHOOD 1 01 ACF 12-01-2011 082692021 $ 0 
Fiscal Year 2012 Total: $ 0

If you go to TAGGS.hhs.gov, “AWARDS” by award# and keyword, and type in only the first 4 letters of the grant#, you’ll get an assortment of grants – budget year 1 in this series — which all read $0 — but won’t for long.  I would browse them (they are alpha by name, and provide zip code, not states — unless you do further clicks and lookups.  For example, the “NW Marriage Institute may get another dose of this (and are they legit still?  These were the guys who filed a tax return that confused Program EXPENSES with REVENUES and so under-reported REVENUES by about 2/3rds, check it out!) Recipient: NW Marriage Institute Recipient ZIP Code: 98682-2328

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 90FK0051 PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANTS 1 93.086 ACF 12-01-2011   $ 0 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 0

or — see recent Primaries: Watch this one.  The words “Primary Noncustodial” means that it’s likely someone’s custody case is about to get some pro bono legal help (possible help from Access/Visitation program funds also) — does the Mama know?   It’s definitely a keyword.  Is the Community Action, Inc. group legit?   It may be.  See journalist Andy Kopsa (which is a woman) who also tracks some of the funding; she might know. Recipient: MID-IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION, INC Recipient ZIP Code: 50158

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 90FK0022 MICA’S STRONG PARENTS – STRONG CHILDREN PROJECT WILL SERVE LOW-INCOME FAMILIES, PRIMARILY NON-CUSTODIAL FATHERS IN THE COUNTIES OF MARSHALL, POWESHIEK, AND TAMA IN CENTRAL IOWA. 1 93.086 ACF 12-01-2011   $ 0 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 0

SEEDCO — Someone from SEEDCO was on the Children Exposed to Violence Task Force, if i recall it right.  SEEDCO is very influential. Recipient: Structured Employment Econ Dev Corp (SEEDCO) Recipient ZIP Code: 10010

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 90FK0040 SEEDCO’S PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROGRAM 1 93.086 ACF 12-01-2011   $ 0 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 0

And the last two show the grand total as well, in this 90FK series:

Recipient: TARRANT COUNTY {{TEXAS}} WORKFORCE BOARD Recipient ZIP Code: 76103

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 90FK0032 PROJECT, “FATHERS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER.”: A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, ECONOMIC STABILITY, AND HEALTHY MARRIAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS IN TARRANT COUNTY. 1 93.086 ACF 12-01-2011   $ 0 
Award Actions Count: 1 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 0
Page Award Actions Count: 50 Award Actions Amount for this Page: $ 0
Total of 110 Award Actions for 55 Awards Total Amount for all Award Actions: $ 54,151,962

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I is also sometimes for Initiative.

As in, usually something not initiated with out federal support.  Typically it implies something new being started.  Often it’s not.

This is the ACF/HHS website which led me to NERMEN because I’m NOSY:

"...Finally, preliminary research shows that marriage education workshops can make a real difference in helping married couples stay together and in encouraging unmarried couples who are living together to form a more lasting bond.  Expanding access to such services to low income couples, perhaps in concert with job training and placement, medical coverage, and other services already available, should be something everybody can agree on..."

Please not that Children’s Bureau and Child Support & Head Start are listed under “Currently Funded Healthy Marriage Projects. Why do you think that is?…….:

Currently Funded ACF Healthy Marriage Projects

Here are some grantees with the name “initiative” in them:

NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE  GAITHERSBURG  MD  20877  MONTGOMERY  879885986  $ 5,497,670 
NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR CHILDRENS HEALTHCARE QUALITY  BOSTON MA 02138-5815 MIDDLESEX 119539497 $ 9,705,661
NATL BLACK LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE ON CANCER  LAS VEGAS NV 89133 CLARK $ 10,000
NORTH JERSEY COMMUNITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE  NEWARK NJ 07103 $ 903,045
National Center for Faith Based Initiative  WEST PALM BEACH  FL  33407  PALM BEACH  $ 1,750,000 
New Jersey State Office of Faith Based Initiative  TRENTON  NJ  08625  MERCER  361857998  $ 0 
Oakland Berkeley Initiative for Healthy Relationships  EMERYVILLE CA 94608 ALAMEDA $ 44,880

I guess NJ just got its STate Office established.  Pennsylvania hasn’t yet.  Perhaps they need to let the dust settle after Luzerne County, Lackawanna County, and Penn State Scandals.  Keep your eye on that Palm Beach one (It’s got $1.750 million in Compassion Capital ($50K is normal)  Remember also Jerry Regier’s trip through here on the way from Oklahoma Marriage Initiative. I’m going to look up the Oakland Berkeley Initiative — because I happen to remember that this one wasn’t up on its corporate, or charity, status — when I was looking at another type Initiative surrounding California Healthy Marriage Coalition.  This one has a Bay Area (California) address and a SC Registration info? and got an EIN# — but never registered as a charity.  So who got that $44,800?

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FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2006 90IJ0597  COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 0 ACF 09-22-2006 $ 44,880 
Fiscal Year 2006 Total: $ 44,880
Total of all award actions: $ 44,880
Full Name: OAKLAND BERKELEY INITIATIVE FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS FEIN: 841712508
Type: Public Benefit Corporate or Organization Number: 2790720
Registration Number:
Record Type: Charity Registration Type: Charity Registration
Issue Date: Renewal Due Date:
Registration Status: Not Registered Date This Status:
Date of Last Renewal:
Address Information
Address Line 1: 120 SHADOWPINE ROAD Phone:
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
Address Line 4: COLUMBIA SC 29212
Annual Renewal Information
Related Documents
No Related Documents
Prerequisite Information
No Prerequisite Information
Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2790720 06/09/2006 ACTIVE OAKLAND BERKELEY INITIATIVE FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS ** RESIGNED ON 06/20/2011

$44,500 may not seem like much — but do the math.  Unless these are checked (and I guarantee you, most of them probably aren’t) how many more LITTLE groups like this simply took the money, bailed, and that money was or was not reimbursed to the HHS?   I’ve seen several, in various states.  This is what comes of trying to drum up business for promoting healthy marriage. I personally think that those who are willing to kick -a little-back and then kick-back and wait for the dust to settle, are more likely to get the grants.  Sometimes it’s just below-the-radar, and sometimes so large no one thinks to even question their validity, which seems to be the general idea– multiple income streams under multiple CFDAs (categories of assistance). Here’s another one in New Hampshire (speaking of Primaries….)

ecipient: Community Marriage Initiative, Inc.
Address: 134 Hollis Road AMHERST, NH 03031
Country Name: United States of America
County Name: HILLSBOROUGH
HHS Region: 1
Type: Community Action Organization
Class: Non-Profit Public Non-Government Organizations

AWARD ACTIONS

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FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2004 90IJ0142  CCF TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING – MARRIAGE 1 0 ACF 07-23-2004 $ 50,000 
Fiscal Year 2004 Total: $ 50,000
Total of all award actions: $ 50,000

and here’s their website which clearly shows: 1.  Church ties. 2. Prosletyzing for Diane Sollee, of “Smartmarriages.com” and the for-profit DC-based

Welcome to the website for the Community Marriage Initiative of New Hampshire. We are a not for profit organization designed to encourage marriage and reduce divorce through education, mobilization, and the facilitation of programs in the area of marriage and parenting skills in the state of New Hampshire.

Our most important goal is to encourage leaders in our community to take action by providing programs in their churches that will help promote marriage and discourage divorce. The CMI web sight is intended to make it easy for users to take advantage of such programs.

For an indepth resource that addresses married and family issues, please visit SmartMarriages.org. The Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education (CMFCE), founded in 1996, is an independent, nonpartisan, non-sectarian organization focused on strengthening marriage and reducing family breakdown, through couple empowering education and information. CMFCE provides consultation at the national, state and community level; sponsors a website, e-newsletter, forum, directory, and the Smart Marriages Conferences-an annual summit of researchers, educators, clinicians, clergy, policy makers, journalists and the public. The conference also trains and certifies marriage and family educators.

This organization’s address is simply a Church — and it is listed in 2012 Charitable registry, the state Corporations SEarch page isn’t working just now (“system overload”)

Amherst Christian Church A Church Without Walls, Networking Christ To The Community And World. Small Groups Are At The Heart Of This Christ Centered Church. 134 HOLLIS RD, Amherst, NH 03031

If it filed a single tax return — the one shown here is a blank “Schedule A” — and not a return at all.  Nothing is found at the “Foundation Center” finder, either (by EIN#).  I am sure $44,500 is enough to require a return be filed –and where did this financing go?  The website is still up and taking donations as well.  How typical is this?

Most Recent Tax Period EIN Name State Rule Date IRS Sub- section Total Revenue Total Assets 990 Image
2007  050581198 Community Marriage Initiative Inc NH 2006 03 499 116 990

Here is another one in Texas, about the same size, and only one grant showing, for 2006. Under “I” is for Initiative which usually means with Gov’t Help – this one managed to combine some Great words:   Healthy, Marriage, Relationship and Initiative.  It should be prospering!

ecipient: Texas Healthy Marriage and Relationship Initiative
Address: P.O. Box 764274 DALLAS, TX 75376
Country Name: United States of America
County Name: DALLAS
HHS Region: 6
Type: Other Special Interest Organization
Class: Non-Profit Public Non-Government Organizations

AWARD ACTIONS

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FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2006 90IJ0623  COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 0 ACF 09-24-2006 949423417 $ 50,000 
Fiscal Year 2006 Total: $ 50,000

More details on this one:

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Fiscal Year Grantee Name Grantee Class Grantee Type Award Title Award Code Award Class Award Activity Type Award Action Type Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
2006  Texas Healthy Marriage and Relationship Initiative Non-Profit Public Non-Government Organizations Other Special Interest Organization COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 0 DISCRETIONARY DEMONSTRATION NEW VALERIE BALLARD $ 50,000
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This is an example of Grants-Stacking, and apparently it’s still a going concern: http://www.texashmri.org/ This is an INTIATIVE — it’s HEALTHY, it’s dealing with MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS.  Great use of acronym letters! Remember TWOGether in Pittsburgh?  Here is it in Texas, Too.  Every theme has its own logo.

Why Knot? is cute — and NFI is its big Daddy:  The idea is to persuade men that marriage is a great idea — or at least to sit through this class, here.. The Why Knot? program is designed to help men develop a positive view of marriage. The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) developed Why Knot? to help men understand the benefits of marriage as well as what they can do to prepare themselves to be great husbands to their future wife. The program is six 2-hour sessions filled with fun activities and interesting conversation among men.

Texas Healthy Marriage & Relationship Initiative (TexasHMRI) is dedicated to equipping, empowering and encouraging community and faith-based organizations to join together to build programs that help sustain healthy relationships and stable marriages throughout Texas .

North Texas Fatherhood Initiative (NTFI)  A regional partnership of community and faith-based agencies working collectively to promote responsible fatherhood by collaborating to make a comprehensive regional community impact. Our mission is to advocate for fathers to have stronger, healthier, lifelong relationships with their children.

We are especially interested in programs for: Supporting Families and Healthy Family Programs

Increasing access to healthy relationship and marriage resources for all Texas citizens. Training community members and professionals to assist with educational programs that strengthen relationships and marriages. Responsible Fatherhood, Domestic Violence Prevention and Improved Child Well-being

OUR TARGET POPULATION It’s for everyone! We provide programming for singles, young adults, non-married parents, pre-marital couples, fathers, stepfamilies and married couples.

TexasHMRI is a subcontractor for the Twogether in Texas Healthy Marriage Program under The Texas Health and Human Service Commission.

North Texas Fatherhood Initiative is funded by IMANI -The David Project a 2009 Compassion Capital Fund Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Administration for Children and Families.

This does not show any tax returns, and to search in Texas, I have to submit a credit card and “Pay Per View” which I’m not about to do.  Your guess is as good as mine whether this Initiative is filing in the two ways probably required in texas — as a charity, and as a corporation. I blogged this before and Ms. Ballard’s LinkedIn shows she’s running (as of 2009) both the fatherhood and the HMRI programs. We remember “TWOGether” right?   From a religious group Family Guidance, Inc. (that goes the Second Mile?) in Pittsburgh Area: Recipient: Family Guidance, Inc. Recipient ZIP Code: 15143-9554

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 90FM0047 TWOGETHER PITTSBURGH PROVIDING SIX TYPES OF “ALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES” TO THE COMMUNITY: AA (II) EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOLS; AA (IV) MARRIAGE PREPARATION 1 93.086 ACF 12-01-2011   $ 0 
2011 90FM0047 TWOGETHER PITTSBURGH PROVIDING SIX TYPES OF “ALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES” TO THE COMMUNITY: AA (II) EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOLS; AA (IV) MARRIAGE PREPARATION 1 93.086 ACF 09-26-2011   $ 1,163,684 
Award Actions Count: 2 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 1,163,684

WELL it’s TIME TO BRING IN NERMEN

Related Initiative:

Fatherhood Clearinghouse 

Army’s Strong Bonds exit disclaimer National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network exit disclaimer (NERMEN)

Fatherhood Initiative 

Going Further: Community Planning for Healthy Couple and Marriage Education Programs and Support exit disclaimer

“NERMEN”

It drops an “H” retains the National and at least can be pronounced.  The extra “E” represents EXTENSION communities — apparently someone left a stone unturned as to where marriage promotion wasn’t, yet — Extension units of Community Colleges?.    That’s funny, because in MY area, they are cutting funding for community classes, and they are also in trouble with night schools for too many kids per classroom.  I have a theory that this overcrowding and boredom (not lack of campaigns like “NWNW”) leads to the extra unwedded pregnancies, but I could be wrong about that. NERMEN

This is pretty much more of the same, only not exactly the same, which is why it gets another link on the ACF/HHS healthy marriage site:

To learn about more ways that Cooperative Extension can support statewide and local healthy marriage initiatives read Win-Win Partnerships: MRE and Cooperative Extension released by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
© 2006 – 2012 National Extension Relationship & Marriage Education Network  –  Last updated: July 07, 2011  –  Contact Us

If something is copyrighted, it must be registered somewhere.  Where? Here are all the co-directors (each linked to a different state’s Extension College).  I have to laugh because the first one is Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder out of Arkansas.  We’ve met before on this blog (I mean, I know I’ve looked at this before, that is…). http://www.nermen.org/workgroup.php Smart Steps for Couples in Stepfamilies Developed by Francesca Adler-Baeder, PhD, CFLE, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University. Six- $199 session research-based educational curriculum designed for remarried or partnering couples and their children. It focuses on building couple and family strengths while addressing the unique needs and issues that face couples in stepfamilies. Curriculum includes leader’s guides for adult and child programs, handout masters, resource list, two videos, and CD containing all PowerPoint slides, handouts and evaluation questionnaire. http://www.stepfamilies.info/SmartSteps.php If you simply click around here — a lot — you’ll see how no matter WHERE you go in everytown and pleasantville, and even Gotham City, you will be able to by web connect with someone who’s going to market a curriculum designed by, among others, previously generously funded (by HHS — i.e., YOU ) education curricula for how you and your kids ought to behave, including while they are still in high school.  Most of the gang seems to be here — NIRME, The Dibble Institute, the Healthy Marriage Initiative, PREP, and others.  Even the Campus Crusade and definitely the National Council on Family Relations (Key grantee recipient, Utah connection, I blogged it, I believe with the Oct. 2011 round of HMRF grantees. And I forgot these guys:

  • The Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment – Building Better Marriages. The Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization whose purpose is to promote better marriages by providing enrichment opportunities and resources that strengthen couple relationships, increase intimacy and enhance personal growth, mutual fulfillment and family wellness.
  • FamilyLife. A faith-based organization rooted in Campus Crusade and Family Ministry, FamLife provides on-line articles and radio broadcasts of different topics on marriage. E-magazines and other related resources are also available.
Dr. Francesca A-B (from above):

http://www.aces.edu/users/adlerfr// READ the material, look at the Logos — they tell the story.  MOST of this is being funded by HHS, one division or another.  How many of those groups are properly incorporated (Where is NERMEN incorporated?).  We found one of the problem GALS in Scranton, PA area (Danielle Ross, see FBI Raid) belonged to a “Contemporary Families” type association with a registration at a Chicago University – and not consistent filing of returns.  WHO KNOWS how much funding is spread around these quarters, and people taking executive directorships (etc.) at multiple organizations at once — but those organizations HOW many times are simply formed to soak up a grant stream, because grants are rarely available to individuals. AWARD INFORMATION

Award Number: 90FK0042
Award Title: PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD ALABAMA
OPDIV: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (ACF)
Organization: OFFICE OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE (OFA)
Award Class: DISCRETIONARY

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FY Recipient City State CFDA Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2012 AL ST OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR  MONTGOMERY AL 93086 1 01 ACF 12-01-2011 $ 0 
Fiscal Year 2012 Total: $ 0
FY Recipient City State CFDA Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2011 AL ST OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR  MONTGOMERY AL 93086 1 00 ACF 09-26-2011 $ 2,500,000 
Fiscal Year 2011 Total: $ 2,500,000
LOOK — here’s a list of ALL the grantees with the words “Marriage” in them, from HHS.   Who wants to research all this — do you?  DO you believe it’s a good idea to sponsor MORE of this, taking it away from TANF, and knowing that TANF as of about 2000 (see OKLAHOMA) expanded from simply needy families to the entire state, through the Child Support, Head Start and other operations, to push the same concept on everyone, and sometimes literally just pay pastors and church boards to push marriage — which they are ALREADY DOING.
I know, because when I went for help to a certain pastor in my area (large multicultural urban evangelistic church) — by which time my marriage was just about a done deal anyhow, after YEARS of abuse — and said, look help, I need a referral — they gave me no outside referral, tried to handle it INSIDE and almost got me killed.  Those years are burned in my memory — and the fact that the entire congregations of these churches, who often KNOW who’s beating up whom in their communities, are  follow-the-leader NOT teaching each other the law, the mandatory reporting requirements (can you spell child abuse too?) and in general, are ALREADY sacrificing women and children on the altar, this “idol” of “Marriage For Everyone No Matter Almost What.”  And how many of the preachers and pastors are cheating on their wives anyhow?
Nevertheless, here we are, from TAGGS.  Realize that TAGGS almost never matches USASpending.gov, so either one is overreporting or the other one under-reporting, or sometimes, both.  The GAO doesn’t track child support collected (but not distributed) very well, neither does the HHS’s own audit arena.  Meanwhile the DV groups are selling women out in collaboration with fatherhood groups (I SHOWED you this today, above, right?  See Anne Menard) so they can keep publishing their studies, and theories.  I frankly have had enough of it.
This ACES site, above — is simply pasting a bunch of icons for different group up on the site to make it look more official.  Networked doesn’t necessarily mean legitimate, and even legitimately incorporated doesn’t mean that the concept is a good one to start with:
Here they go:
HDFS HomeHDFS Extension  = ??
National Council on Family RelationsCo-Operative Extension Resource  NetworkSmart FamiliesChildren's Trust Fund of Alabama
The “ALABAMA COMMUNITY HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVE” website boasts about the collection of grants Dr. Francesca has brought to the university:

Stengthening Alabama Families

6/14/2007

Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder Receives Award from the Alabama Fatherhood Initiative

Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder of Auburn received the Strengthening Alabama Families Award from the Alabama Fatherhood Initiative (AFI) in Montgomery at a June 14 meeting in Montgomery. Dr. Adler-Baeder is Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University. She and fourteen other award recipients were recognized for their special contributions and their commitment to the goals of the Alabama Fatherhood Initiative (AFI). The AFI is a network of agencies and organizations that assists non-custodial parents in enhancing their ability to provide financial support to their children. It also encourages non-custodial parents to be involved in their childrens lives in a nurturing, constructive way. The community-based organizations being honored have operated exemplary fatherhood programs, and the public officials being recognized have provided outstanding leadership in the development of programs to support father involvement and strengthen families. The individuals being honored are program participants who have demonstrated dedication and determination in pursuing the goals of the programs in which they are enrolled. Through Dr. Adler-Baeders leadership efforts, the Auburn University College of Human Sciences was awarded an $8.2 million grant from the U. S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the work of the Alabama Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (ACHMI). The ACHMI is a partnership with Auburn University, the Childrens Trust Fund of Alabama, eleven Family Resource Centers, and Mental Health Centers who have joined together to build and sustain healthy relationships and stable marriages throughout Alabama.

Let’s read this again, carefully:

The AFI is a network of agencies and organizations that assists non-custodial parents in enhancing their ability to provide financial support to their children. It also encourages non-custodial parents to be involved in their childrens lives in a nurturing, constructive way.

You wanna bet some access/visitation grants are involved, plus welfare diversions?   What happens when a mother becomes Noncustodial through some of these overcompensations — does an Alabama Mother get this help then to be involved in her removed childrens’ lives?
No — apparently she should remarry her way out of trouble, and then she can take a class from the National Association of Stepfamilies, or whatever it is, above.
Here’s that list from TAGGS.  What we have here is nothing more than the HHS paying professionals to manage certain other people, market classes (if it’s their classes too, that’s fine) and keep expanding.  FOREVER.
Well, there are 1,393 awards with the word “MARRIAGE” in the Award itself.  EVERYONE is studying it– universities, too.  Here are some from California (including one guy who’s now board of directors of NARME, Dennis Stoica), plus we see that in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — it went right to the Board of Commissioners.  Remember the doubled-first names (still on there), and look at the amounts, too: (this is ALL years, selected fields, the word “marriage” typed in under “grant” keyword — and it’s an “Advanced” search.  If you do this search, you’ll also see that not only ACF, but OFA, HSB, CB and several program offices of HHS are all in on studying and/or promoting marriages.  Other than helping out real hospitals, paying DV Coalitions to NOT talk about welfare-reform related effects on the women they’re supposedly serving, Medicaid, Head Start, $4 billion (child support enforcement, right?) and TANF-Welfare — well, and trying to get more kids into the foster care system, and from there Adopted, without too much roadkill (but inspite of the roadkill already documented), it appears that what HHS is DOING is promoting and demonstrating marriage.
OFA CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 1 09/24/2006 93086 LUIS VAZQUEZ $ 533,730
OFA CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 4 08/24/2009 93086 LUIS VAZQUEZ $ 533,730
OFA CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 5 09/24/2010 93086 LUIS VAZQUEZ $ 533,730
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY-CENTERED HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP PROJECT 1 09/27/2011 93086 PATTY PATTY $ 2,500,000
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY-CENTERED HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP PROJECT 1 12/01/2011 93086 PATTY PATTY $ 0
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 1 09/25/2006 93086 DENNIS J STOICA $ 2,342,080
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 2 03/26/2009 93086 DENNIS J STOICA $ 0
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 3 06/15/2009 93086 DENNIS J STOICA $ 0
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 4 09/18/2009 93086 DENNIS J STOICA $ 2,400,000
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 4 03/10/2010 93086 DENNIS STOICA $ 0
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 4 11/22/2010 93086 DENNIS DENNIS $ 0
OFA California Healthy Marriages Coalition CA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 5 09/24/2010 93086 PATTY HOWELL $ 2,400,000
OFA Center For Self-Sufficiency, Inc. WI CENTER FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY HEALTH MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION PROJECT NOW TO SUCCEED 1 09/26/2011 93086 JEANETTE JEANETTE $ 1,779,393
Remember “Convicts for Christ” singing for the wife of Rev. Sun Myung Moon (Bento Leal, was — maybe still is — staff at CHMC)?  Great influence, a world-wide moneylaundering religious cult with possible connections to illicit international dealings, who got a coronation in the US Senate building by a US Senator from Illinois.  How WONDERFUL an association of marriage educators we are truly in.
Here’s another big recipient — the Catholic Group, working at a pregnancy center?
OFA EL PASO CENTER FOR CHILDREN TX HEALTHY OPPORTUNITIES FOR MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT 1 12/01/2011 93086 LEONARD LEONARD $ 0
OFA ELIZABETHS NEW LIFE CENTER OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 1 09/25/2006 93086 VIVIAN M KOOB $ 1,754,872
OFA ELIZABETHS NEW LIFE CENTER OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 1 08/21/2009 93086 GREG SCHUTTE $- 17,964
OFA ELIZABETHS NEW LIFE CENTER OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 4 09/21/2009 93086 GREG SCHUTTE $ 1,848,880
OFA ELIZABETHS NEW LIFE CENTER OH HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 1 5 09/24/2010 93086 VIVIAN M KOOB $ 1,860,687
OFA ELIZABETHS NEW LIFE CENTER OH MARRIAGE WORKS! OHIO COLLABORATIVE 1 09/26/2011 93086 GREG GREG $ 2,500,000
and let’s not forget INDIANA:
OFA Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 1 09/25/2006 93086 ROBERT J RIPPERGER $ 550,000
OFA Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 4 09/17/2009 93086 ROBERT J RIPPERGER $ 550,000
OFA Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 7 5 09/24/2010 93086 ROBERT RIPPERGER $ 550,000
OFA Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: LINKING HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND STRONG FATHERS 1 09/26/2011 93086 ROBERT ROBERT $ 1,780,000
OFA Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: LINKING HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND STRONG FATHERS 1 12/01/2011 93086 ROBERT ROBERT $ 0
and GEORGIA:
OFA Future Foundation GA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 1 09/25/2006 93086 QAADIRAH ABDUR-RAHIM ** $ 417,232
OFA Future Foundation GA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 4 09/18/2009 93086 SHAUNAE MOTLEY $ 402,632
OFA Future Foundation GA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 5 09/24/2010 93086 SHAUNAE MOTLEY $ 402,632
OFA Future Foundation GA REALTALK – A COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHY MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RELATIONSHIP SKILLS INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH AND PARENTS 1 09/26/2011 93086 QAADIRAH QAADIRAH $ 685,000
OFA Future Foundation GA REALTALK – A COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHY MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RELATIONSHIP SKILLS INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH AND PARENTS 1 12/01/2011 93086 QAADIRAH QAADIRAH $ 0
Ms. Abdur-Rahim is a Social Welfare graduate UC Berkeley, has Military (Air Force), Harvard, and an MBA from Emory, something from USF, background and looks like a superperformer.  The link is to her LinkedIn.  Notice 467 connections and:
 Assisted ACF and TANF with designing a best practice toolkit on non-profit capacity building and a case study on TANF & FBCOs working together

Program Director

Future Foundation

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Think Tanks industry October 2003 – March 2005 (1 year 6 months)

 Possibly a sibling of an excellent player from the Marietta, GA family:
Life’s Work Shareef Abdur-Rahim is, according to Phil Taylor of Sports Illustrated, “the best NBA player you never see.” In college he played for the California Golden Bears, where he became the first freshman to win the Pacific-10 (Pac-10) Player of the Year Award. After one season of college ball he joined the Vancouver Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). While the team’s losing record has kept Abdur-Rahim out of the spotlight, his dedication to improving his game and his well-grounded upbringing have prepared him for the fame that almost certainly lies ahead. Shareef Abdur-Rahim was born December 11, 1976. His name means “noble servant of the Most Merciful One.” Abdur-Rahim grew up in a big family, which included seven siblings, in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Abdur-Rahim’s father, William, was a Muslim prayer leader at the Masjid Al-Muminum (Mosque of the Believers) in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned his living unloading freight for a trucking company. The family followed the rules of the Muslim faith very closely and Abdur-Rahim often helped his father distribute food to the poor or joined him on visits with people in drug rehabilitation centers.
An article also talks about the Future Foundation and mentions Qaadirah, from the Sacramento Bee.  Safe house, after school programs for school, the family also started and ran a private Islamic School in Atlanta.
But when I rang the doorbell on the “Reef House,” it was less about big names than it was big hearts. Abdur-Rahim’s sister, Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim, certainly fit that bill. She is one of 11 Abdur-Rahim siblings, and so close in age to Shareef that she can’t remember how close (a year or a year and a half, she says). Her 31-year-old brother by the way, isn’t the only athlete in the family, as she ran track while attending Cal just like her brother had. He, of course, had slightly greater athletic fame, having been dubbed “The Future” for his talents that were just that promising.
Now though, Qaadirah is the executive director of the “Future Foundation,” where the only gameplans are the ones which involve helping kids develop in a healthy and happy manner. There are two facilties, one which offers free programs of varying kinds to elementary and junior high-aged kids and another some five minutes away which services high school students.
GEORGIA CORPORATIONS Page (these are high-performing people, I’m interested!)
QAADIRAH ABDUR-RAHIM FUTURE FOUNDATION, INC.
  MERCY ENTERPRISE, INC.
Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim THE LEIGH TORRENCE SWAY FOUNDATION, INC
It was formed in 2001 (same year Bush opened the door to FCBOs):
Non-Profit Corporation – Domestic – Information
Control No.: 0125997
Status: Active/Owes Current Year AR
Entity Creation Date: 6/4/2001
Filing show they are indeed filing yearly (more than I can say for certain person’s org. now working in Pennsylvania, coordinating parents) but I can’t find the state-level charities search and don’t see it on NCCSDATA (or foundation finder). It’s noted Privately held foundation so probably might not show up here? I have no EIN# yet.  “TBA”

Remember the Iowa Primaries and Iowa Family Policy Center?  Here it is:
OFA IOWA FAMILY POLICY CENTER IA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 1 09/22/2006 93086 CHUCK HURLEY $ 550,000
OFA IOWA FAMILY POLICY CENTER IA HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 4 09/17/2009 93086 CHUCK HURLEY $ 550,000
Understanding that Andy Kopsa is protesting protests of same-sex marriage, and religious right-wing matters, at least she blogs some of the funding here.  I sometimes wonder if anyone else is even paying attention!
To recap, The FAMiLY Leader {{TFL”}} is responsible for the bizarre “Marriage Vow” made famous in July that extolled the benefits of slavery to African-American families (after push-back, TFL removed all reference to slavery from the pledge’s text) and women’s role in society (producing lots of babies) and most recently a possible pay to play scandal where TFL asked Santorum to essentially pay for its endorsement.  (Despite all this, TFL wouldn’t be half as interesting a story if the organization hadn’t been built with over $3 million in federal funds.)
. . .
TFL began building its serious national political clout during the run up to the 2010 mid terms.  Then known as the Iowa Family Policy Center, The FAMiLY Leader (the little “i” stands for subservience to God) scooped up the three-time Iowa gubernatorial race loser Bob Vander Plaats.  His assignment?  To lead the charge to oust the three Iowa Supreme Court Justices that ruled in favor of same-sex marriage (mentioned above).  With the help of over half-million of out-of-state dollars from groups like The Family Research Council, the insane American Family Association and the National Organization for Marriage – they pulled it off.
TFL is part of network of Christian organizations – affiliates of Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council.  The South Carolina analog to TFL – The Palmetto Family Council – will undoubtedly follow suit and start working its magic for Santorum.  The Palmetto Family Council also received federal funding – $1.2 million to preach heterosexual marriage and abstinence-only via George W. Bush’s faith-based initiatives.
And some people did an FOIA and found out that the IFPC had used its funds, apparently, for political campaigning against the judges, and didn’t file its closing paperwork, etc.  Explained in part here (and see link).
http://iowaindependent.com/61541/ethical-questions-smolder-around-ifpcs-taxpayer-assistance
The Iowa Family Policy Center, a division of The Family Leader, did not comply with federal-grant protocol when it relinquished the last year of federal funding it received for a controversial marriage-counseling program, according to documents obtained by The Independent under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). At the center of the controversy is the recent revelation that the Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC) might have used taxpayer dollars to wage a campaign against same-sex marriage in the state. Shorty after The Iowa Independent began reporting on IFPC’s Marriage Mattersprogram, IFPC announced they had agreed in September 2009 to stop accepting money from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for the counseling operation. Marriage Matters was funded by federal government dollars while the organization carried out a campaign to oust three state Supreme Court judges whose 2009 ruling legalized civil marriage for Iowa gays and lesbians. But IFPC did not officially relinquish the grant funding until nearly a year later, The Iowa Independent reported. In a letter dated Aug. 3, 2010, HHS’s Administration for Children and Families (ACF) asked IFPC President Chuck Hurley to submit a formal relinquishment letter explaining the group’s reasoning for rejecting the funds. That was the first step in the process. The next step in the process, as ACF Grants Management Specialist Abangolee J. Caulcrick explained in that initial letter, would be for IFPC to submit a final financial status report and a final progress report.
. . . .
The question of funding overlap comes from the fact that, according to the AP, IFPC spent $192,000 of the $550,000 it received in 2009 on salaries and employee benefits for five employees, including Hurley. The AP revealed that in April, when the news organization asked Marriage Matters operations manager Chris Nitzschke which IFPC employees were paid through the grant, Nitzschke only mentioned IFPC Vice President Mike Hartwig was paid; he did not mention more than half of his own salary came from the grant. Additionally, the Healthy Marriage grant money was spent on telephone, Internet and rent for the same building out of which IFPC was operating its campaign to overturn the gay-marriage Supreme Court ruling. Political connections One of the paid employees, Matt Reisetter — who was running the Northeast Iowa Marriage Alliance (NIMA) for the Marriage Matters program and is now the Family Leader’s director of development — was running for state political office and working for a presidential candidate at the same time. In 2006, Reisetter, a Republican, ran a failed bid for Iowa House District 19 seat against the Democratic incumbent Bob Kressig. And in late 2007, he was hired by then-GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Reiseitter’s job asdirector of coalitions was essentially to help pastors f
More: ….Remember THIS ONE?  When I found “ICF” — which is being paid to do not just a NHMRC but a NRCSPHM — it’s a large, for-profit company which has contracted a lot of ACF work before (so why is this a $1.5 million GRANT?) and why is it described as an arm of government when it’s not?
OFA I C F, INC VA NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY MARRIAGE 1 09/28/2011 93086 CINDY CINDY $ 1,500,000
OFA I C F, INC VA NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY MARRIAGE 1 12/01/2011 93086 CINDY CINDY $ 0
So, it gets even more interesting when we search on GRANTEE (i.e. corporations, etc.) that stuck the name “MARRIAGE In there to get some funding for spreading the good news — about marriage, I mean, and relationships, naturally:
Well, it’s not always good news, they perhaps discovered –but this gets lesser funding, obviously:
NIMH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MI DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN MARRIAGE 1 06/10/2003 93281 ANNMARIE CANO $ 131,610
NIMH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MI DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN MARRIAGE 2 06/08/2004 93281 ANNMARIE CANO $ 133,124
NIMH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MI DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN MARRIAGE 3 07/11/2005 93281 ANNMARIE CANO $ 135,765
NIMH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MI DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN MARRIAGE 4 07/07/2006 93281 ANNMARIE CANO $ 138,154
NIMH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY MI DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN IN MARRIAGE 5 07/17/2007 93281 ANNMARIE CANO $ 133,096
t ,This one of the guys (along with Markman) who got to have their “PREP, Inc.” curriculum    marketed through US public welfare institutions, as well as were advisors to the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative.  Nice to see how it all fits together?  L
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 1 04/29/2006 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 565,865
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 2 03/31/2007 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 576,518
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 3 02/18/2008 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 556,682
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 4 03/31/2009 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 570,374
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 5 03/05/2010 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 565,440
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 5 05/18/2011 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 0
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 5 05/20/2011 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 0
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO MARRIAGE EDUCATION AND RISK REDUCTION FOR ARMY FAMILIES 6 05/18/2011 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 588,726
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 1 09/30/2006 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 459,656
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 2 09/04/2007 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 450,863
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 3 08/11/2008 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 521,486
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 3 10/21/2008 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 0
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 4 08/28/2009 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 520,746
NICHD UNIVERSITY OF DENVER CO THE ROLE OF COHABITATION IN MARRIAGE AND UNION FORMATION 5 08/23/2010 93865 SCOTT M STANLEY $ 510,36
Wanna go on?  Let’s look at the groups that put Marriage in their name now, meaning they might also just be churches on the faucet here…
I forgot to include Dr. Leo Godzich and NAME (National Association for Marriage Enhancement — I’ve blogged) — here they all are, in glorious detail, our friends:
Interesting how often ABSTINENCE , EDUCATION and MARRIAGE seem to go hand in hand, so to speak.  SO long as it’s only holding HANDS, it’s OK, evidently.
List re-run @ nov. 2013:
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Grantee Name ST Award Award Title Bd Yr Action Issue Date CFDA Award Action Type Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0128 TARGETED CAPACITY BUIDLING PROJECT FOR CHICAGO AREA AT-RISK YOUTH 1 09/16/2005 93010 NEW SCOTT PHELPS $ 800,000
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0128 TARGETED CAPACITY BUIDLING PROJECT FOR CHICAGO AREA AT-RISK YOUTH 2 08/28/2006 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SCOTT PHELPS $ 800,000
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0128 TARGETED CAPACITY BUIDLING PROJECT FOR CHICAGO AREA AT-RISK YOUTH 2 05/14/2007 93010 EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS SCOTT PHELPS $ 0
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0128 TARGETED CAPACITY BUIDLING PROJECT FOR CHICAGO AREA AT-RISK YOUTH 3 09/07/2007 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SCOTT PHELPS $ 800,000
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0307 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 1 09/25/2008 93010 NEW SCOTT PHELPS $ 512,500
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90AE0307 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 2 09/13/2009 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SCOTT PHELPS $ 487,724
ABSTINENCE & MARRIAGE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP IL 90IJ0442 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – YOUTH 1 09/21/2005 93009 NEW SCOTT PHELPS $ 50,000
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH 90AE0054 HRSA AE CONTINUATIONS 3 07/07/2005 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE WOOD $ 686,278
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH 90AE0180 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 1 09/20/2006 93010 NEW CATHERINE E WOOD $ 600,000
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH 90AE0180 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 2 09/01/2007 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE E WOOD $ 600,000
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH 90AE0180 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 3 08/11/2008 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE E WOOD $ 600,000
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH 90AE0180 COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 4 08/19/2009 93010 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE E WOOD $ 570,994
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH H1DMC 00828 SPRANS COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 1 07/01/2003 93110 NEW CATHERINE E. WOOD $ 686,278
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH H1DMC 00828 SPRANS COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 1 03/20/2005 93110 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) CATHERINE E. WOOD $ 0
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH H1DMC 00828 SPRANS COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 2 07/13/2004 93110 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CATHERINE E. WOOD $ 686,278
ABSTINENCE TIL MARRIAGE EDUCATION OH H1DMC 00828 SPRANS COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION 2 11/04/2005 93110 EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS CATHERINE E. WOOD $ 0
BILL WILSON MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER CA 09CY2057 RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH 01 09/26/1995 93623 NEW SPARKY HARLAN $ 125,000
BILL WILSON MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER CA 09CY2057 RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH 02 07/09/1996 93623 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SPARKY HARLAN $ 125,000
BILL WILSON MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER CA 09CY2057 RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH 3 09/18/1997 93623 COMPETING CONTINUATION SPARKY HARLAN $ 125,000
Columbus Marriage Coalition, Inc OH 90IJ0223 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/18/2005 93009 NEW STEPHEN JUDAH $ 49,983
Community Marriage Builders, Inc. IN 90FE0034 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 1 09/22/2006 93086 NEW DR ANNE R GRIES $ 530,705
Community Marriage Builders, Inc. IN 90FE0034 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 8 2 09/21/2007 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR ANNE R GRIES $ 528,935
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DOWNRIVER MARRIAGE RESOURCE CENTER MI 90IJ0834 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM/MARRIAGE 1 08/04/2007 93009 NEW JULIANNE M BOCK $ 50,000
Embracing Marriage: The Gtr Portland Coalition for Marr ME 90IJ0466 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/22/2005 93009 NEW KATHLEEN M BEIRNE $ 50,000
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Mediation & Marriage Education Center of Menomonie WI 90IJ0456 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/22/2005 93009 NEW JUDY K PAREJKO $ 50,000
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT AZ 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 3 09/22/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH $ 250,000
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT AZ 90FE0040 HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION, PRIORITY AREA 5 5 09/24/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION DR LEO GODZICH $ 250,000
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NW Marriage Institute WA 90FK0051 PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANTS 1 09/26/2011 93086 NEW ROBERT ROBERT $ 747,281
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Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project CA 90FM0059 FLOURISHING FAMILIES PROGRAM 1 12/01/2011 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) CAROLYN CAROLYN $ 0
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San Diego North Cty Latino Marriage & Family Resource C CA 90IJ0828 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – HEALTHY MARRIAGE 1 08/06/2007 93009 NEW JOHN SANCHEZ $ 50,000
San Gabriel Valley Marriage Resource Center CA 90IJ0204 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 09/17/2005 93009 NEW KENNETH ALLISON $ 49,877
San Gabriel Valley Marriage Resource Center CA 90IJ0204 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 1 03/22/2011 93009 OTHER REVISION KENNETH ALLISON $- 1
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I’m going to go look it up in Ohio and see if it registered itself.  Have a nice day.
(By the way — I’m not finding it so far.  TAGGS data entry probably renamed the group, again).
http://www2.sos.state.oh.us/pls/bsqry/f?p=100:1:4440170694377566

NOTE:  I hope this proves that, no matter which President is elected, unless someone protests, we are going to have MUCH more of this.  Just remember, a lot of the money comes from TANF-welfare, so if a poor single mother shows up at your household, you can tell them:  I gave at the office, I gave at the church (etc.), I work and pay my taxes, and since you don’t have a man in your life, go jump in the lake’ we’re all given out.  You shouldn’t have gotten pregnant in the first place, or should have been tougher and able to stay in an abusive marriage.  Shame on you for believing all that feminist rot about INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS to be free from assault & battery just because they’re in the criminal code.  Didn’t anyone teach you how a custody conflicts generates program income which justifies federal grants to our state, which trumps a criminal complaint (prosecution of which depletes that income) any time of the month?!

This will only apply so long as one of these “anti-contraception” guys doesn’t win.

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  1. There are a number of “word-os” (substitutions) in the text above, including referring to “happily married” in context of child support (NHMRC section near the red inset). In another place, I believe I had “knows” for “nose” (DNR context) and after discovering the TomFlocco.com site (i.e., after discovering that an Ohio Abstinence Education site, or a link it provided, was soliciting donations for “Boys Town,” I know emotions were affecting the writing; I recounted generalities of some of treatment by my family of origin, in this sentence:

    “Most of this treatment was also based on the fact that domestic violence never happened, despite evidence of physical injury, property destruction, work sabotage, and testimony of witnesses, plus a lot more I’m not putting on here. In essence, I have in this process been forced to deal with people who know how to warp and twist perception — and are good at doing it in proclamations intended for the courtroom any more. ”

    In that sentence, the truth is that the word “fact” should’ve been “assumption.”

    Normally I read through (top to bottom) a post AFTER publishing, and caught these and some other this morning. The issue (in my situation) from the start has been that people who witnessed many things that spell out, adequately and over a long period, “domestic violence” “abuse” “Destruction” with no question who was the aggressor (whose property was being destroyed, work sabotaged, and who was fleeing the home more than once, etc., whose property and work was NOT being destroyed, etc.).

    That underlying attitude — and acting on it — has characterized over a decade of my dealing with these people, who would rather destroy something outside themselves than honestly face what’s inside — they were negligent and do not deserve any credit for functioning as “family” because the failure to protect, and afters success in attacking, are not what “families” are for — although that’s often what they do.

    This is why women in my situation naturally might identify with Lundy Bancroft’s writing, because he’s speaking the truth about the INDIVIDUAL family dynamics (The Batterer as Parent, or Why does he DO that?”) However Mr. Bancroft (with all due respect for those books, and other writings) errs because he fails to understand that what women need (leaving abuse) is TIMELY, COMPLETE, and ACCURATE information about what they are, literally, dealing with.

    TO overlook the role of welfare reform in compromising their safety is simply unacceptable! As escaped individuals (with or without our children), we need to stand up and bargain as equals, understanding the context and background of the people we are listening to, and their BUSINESS relationships, PROFESSIONAL BIASES and BLIND SPOTS, such as I mentioned in the two posts about BMCC, and have elsewhere.

    While I’m here, Mr. Bancroft and (last I heard, another noncustodial mother, Janice Levinson) are running a group called “PMA” = “Protective Mothers’ Alliance.” I was recruited to join this group (see TAGGS research skills) and refused when they wanted my personal information, after all I’d freely provided. This group functions as a cult, with its own hierarchy, a sort of imitation Mom & Pop store, and have mistreated several women I’ve associated with over the years, excommunicating people, etc. Mr. Bancroft is a speaker and writer, and spoke at the latest BMCC conference.

    HEALTHY relationships have a degree of balance, and they are open. If there is anything that characterizes this entire grant stream, it’s formation of gangs, and personal allegiances for the purpose of franchising certain ideas and products, and then setting up distribution networks. The grantees are co-dependent on the suppliers of product (through websites) and technical assistance.

    if they DO break even (without “take the money adn run,”) from what I can tell, like other pyramid schemes, the money is in the overhead, and recruiting new members, with the most funding (I’ll bet) going to the originators of products which are moved through the system. It may be closer to direct marketing than pyramid, but we definitely see “franchise” when people have to buy “certifications” to run various classes.

    The US shouldn’t be in that business, and has managed to get into it mostly because of the ongoing income tax system, which drains the top xx% off workers, who then get to strike and bargain for a fair wage or conditions with corporations, who write off THEM as a business expenses. See the difference?

    Workers’ wages go through the wage-withholding system. Businesspersons do it differently, and the owners of foundations do and think about the entire process from another point of view. No wonder they are so urgent to train the rest of the population NOT to tink in those terms of view — hwoever, they WILL endorse PART of the population getting part of this “high” through simply working for the business/government hybrid, and forming the For-Profit/NOt-For-Profit hybrid as well.

    MONEY is an idea, and the chief way to think of it is for exchange rates of its value. Who is buying what for how much? How much work is entailed in producing what value? That’s different way of thinking than “can I get a job and what’s my wage?” — it’s more comprehensive.

    As we can see, people who do their own version of “system” and comprehensive thinking, or switching from one way to the other — while in the family law system, or on the welfare system for any number of reasons, are going to face a FIGHT getting off — because so much has been invested into keeping this control system around.

    More on that in another post.
    If you’d been through what I have, you probably would be working through some of the concepts also.

    familycourtmatters

    January 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm


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