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You can lead a horse to water, but . . . . well, how domesticated (blindered) are You?

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(images from HERE , Here, & Here , probably not best illustrations of “to drink” — or being led (notice the ones drinking have no bridles…)

From “Phrases.uk.org

Meaning

People, like horses, will only do what they have a mind to do.

Origin

Proverbs give richness to language and, to some extent, define a culture. ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink’ might be thought to encapsulate the English-speaking people’s mindset better than any other saying, as it appears to be the oldest English proverb that is still in regular use today. It was recorded as early as 1175 in Old English Homilies:

Hwa is thet mei thet hors wettrien the him self nule drinken
[who can give water to the horse that will not drink of its own accord?]

[images from s8.zetaboards.com,  forums.anandtech.com & HERE ]

The presence of “blinders” indicates domestication for purposes of harnessing and pulling loads, or (as it may be) racing for spectators to play the odds {gamble) on the outcome.   PEOPLE should not let others put blinders on, or put their own on.  But (we) do.  Recommended reading on perception (people vs. animals)  “ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION” by Temple Grandin who explains things better.


This post began as a response to a comment on Scranton Political Forum, whose analysis I disagreed with, primarily because it was hearsay & speculation, not analysis. . and “abstractified”  . . . .  Blogger was focusing on the persons & personalities — and somehow just will not perceive the plans.  

If you do, this post may be repeat — but possibly with more or different evidence.  Little happens in the courts which wasn’t pre-planned long ago, along with the marvel of the US “public” school system, and what a great job it does of turning people’s heads away from history, economics, and the relativization of everything, including law — and apparently math, too.


As happens sometimes, the work in put in laying out the basics about the Corporate & Nonprofit Association Connections with the County Courthouses — including their corporate registrations with addresses matching courthouses —  took some time and produced a greater awareness in my head, and a greater sized comment than would fit in the comments field.

THIS was round one (minus the location-specific references, for the most part) — and goes into AFCC/CRC/Foundations involved/ Universities involved, and a good indication of Fatherhood Groups — not to mention “the Moonies” (i.e., an international money-laundering young-people-enslaving CULT run by a tax-evading self-appointed Messiah [who has literally said that Jesus messed up, but now he’s here to correct where Jesus fell short — by not marrying and propagating] – — did I mention with some indications of involvement in criminal activities?].

That last bit was a natural follow-up from Wikipedia’s description of CRC (The Children’s Rights Council) and David L. Levy, Esq. ,who took a nice award from a group which declares itself to be a joint project with  . . . well, you’ll just have to read it for yourself. . . . . . .

So here we go– minus some of the graphics and pretty colors which didn’t transfer with a block-copy…. 

Mediation and co-parenting do not exist because of exasperated judges tired of disgruntled, nasty parents ona  vendetta.  they exist because of people like Meyer Elkin, Roger Alton Pfaff, Peter Salem, Jessica Pearson(originally) and the fact that tax evasion by public employees is like taking candy from a baby.   They also exist because so much of the public — in general — has been conditioned to accept and trust authority when it wears a robe or holds office — and because of their basic economic // business ignorance.

They exist because private (foundation) wealth and federal gov’t grants have no shortage of Ivy League etc. (Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Duke, etc.) lack of professionals willing to make their livings at writing up what it’s like to be poor and what those who are NOT poor should do it — in conferences where the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Urban Institute, Manpower Research Demonstration Corpt. (MDRC) — and people like Jessica Pearson — one of the earlier incorporators on the AFCC — are willing to make it their business to write up how to manage everyone else’s business on a national level.

AFCC SAYS:

For nearly half a century, AFCC and its members have served as catalysts for generating major reforms.

That’s true.  They haven’t been good reforms, but they have been reforms . . ..

Dispute resolution processes such as child custody mediation, parenting coordination and divorce educationare just a few of the innovative ideas developed by AFCC members. AFCC has developed Practice Guidelines and Standards for family and divorce mediation, child custody evaluation, parenting coordination, brief focused assessment and court-involved involved therapists.

Again, that’s part of the truth.  The unspoken part is who’s paying for it (which includes federal grants)

… AFCC partners include the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), Hofstra Law School [NY] Center for Children, Families and the LawBattered Women’s Justice Project, ** Werner Institute for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, University of Baltimore School of Law Center for Children, Families and the Courts, Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Civitas ChildLaw Center, Resolution Systems Institute and Marquette University Law School Dispute Resolution Program.

Fathers Under Fire:

The Revolution in Child Support Enforcement (Google eBook) (2001.)  A book underwritten by Ford, Annie E. Casey & Russell Sage (est. 1907)  foundations.  I dare you to read the Acknowledgement andConference Participants lists. .Two of the Contributors were also from Center for Policy Research in Denver (Pearson/Thoennes).

Illinois – 1975

Entity Type File Number Corporation/LLC Name
CORP OLD 50708497 ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY CONCILIATION COURTS
CORP MST 50708497 ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS (inc. 1975)

CALIFORNIA — 1981 (surrendered), 1987.  Margaret Little = Los Angeles County Courthouse.  Look at detail below:

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C1587819 05/15/1987 ACTIVE ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS THE CALIFORNIA CHAPTER LULU L WONG
C1091990 10/01/1981 SURRENDER ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY CONCILIATION COURTS MARGARET LITTLE
Entity Name: ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY CONCILIATION COURTS
Entity Number: C1091990
Date Filed: 10/01/1981
Status: SURRENDER
Jurisdiction: ILLINOIS
Entity Address: 1720 EMERSON ST
Entity City, State, Zip: DENVER CO 80218
Agent for Service of Process: MARGARET LITTLE
Agent Address: 111 N HILL ST
Agent City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90012

Address if the incorporating AGENT (little) is a courthouse.  Address of the ENTITY is Denver, but somehow its Jurisdiction is Illinois?

Currently another business out of the same address:

Entity Name: LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES ASSOCIATION
Entity Number: C2062529
Date Filed: 12/10/1997
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 111 N HILL ST RM 204
Entity City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90012
Agent for Service of Process: FREDERICK R BENNETT
Agent Address: 111 N HILL ST RM 546
Agent City, State, Zip: LOS ANGELES CA 90012

What was at 1720 Emerson Street in Denver, then?  Well, as of at least 2001, Center for Policy Research, and getting federal grants to write about DV and other issues.  Evidence:    https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/Abstract.aspx?id=187446

This research was supported by grant number 97-WT-VX-0002 awarded to The Justice Studies Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Center for Policy Research by the National Institute of Justice. The authors thank Dr. Robert Hughes of The Justice Studies Center for invitingtheCenterforPolicyResearchtoparticipateintheproject.

CPR main PhD leadership (it’s a small firm!) are:  Jessica Pearson, Nancy Thoennes and Jane Venohr.

Colorado – 2007

I searched “Center for Policy Research”:

1 14481036331  14481036331 CENTER FOR POLICY RESEARCH Trade Name Effective Individual 07/01/1985
2 19871433938  19871433938 CENTER FOR POLICY RESEARCH Articles of Incorporation Good Standing DNC 04/27/1981

Detail on #2 above, around since 1981 — Same street, different block, Jessica Pearson:

ID Number: 19871433938
Name: CENTER FOR POLICY RESEARCH

Registered Agent: JESSICA S. PEARSON
Registered Agent Street Address: 1570 EMERSON, DENVER, CO 80218, United States
Registered Agent Mailing Address
8 20071026898  20071027463 Colorado Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Inc. Articles of Amendment Good Standing DNC 01/18/2007

The same thing you noticed about Ross has been a pattern — nonprofit organizations either right IN a county courthouse, or run by county courthouse employees.   See “Court Cancer Metastasizes” part of this blog:*

[from JOHNNYPUMPHANDLE…] The Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Association is a good example of one of the latter Non-Profit organizations whose stated purpose is “promotion of judicial profession pursuant to section 501(c)(6)”. (see form 3500 – Exemption application). The Association boasts a budget of over $100,000 –none of which will be received from members dues – and most of which will be funded by “Professional Education programs for the legal community“. Unlike most professional organizations, this organization was granted(?) the use of County premises, complete with facilities for it’s office space and management of it’s business within the County Court facilities at 111 North Hill Street.

(*this timeline information of the AFCC is being taken off the internet I noticed — get it while you can)

He is talking about private and/or nonprofit associations with judges as members using public buildings and premises to run their own businesses.

“It appears that this “Los Angeles Superior Court judges Association” is quite likely the predecessor of the AFCC. See this:”

Update 4/11/99Published in Washington, D.C.. . . . Vol. 15, No. 16 — May 3, 1999 . . . .
http://www.insightmag.com

Insight Magazine

Is Justice for Sale in L.A.?

By Kelly Patricia O’Meara

An alleged slush fund for the L.A. Superior Court Judges Association {“LASCJA”} is at the heart of a scandal involving possible income-tax evasion and gifts that may affect judges’ rulings.

Dozens of checks, obtained by Insight, deposited in the LASCJA account were made out to several other institutions, including the Judges Miscellaneous Expense Fund, the Judges Trust Fund, the Family Court Services Special Fund and the Family Court Services.These organizations are not registered with the IRS or the California State Franchise Tax Board, and if the Bank of America has accounts for any of them, the checks were not deposited in those accounts.

(…..THAT’s the whole point . . that, and continually skipping states, changing corporation names, etc.. . .)


… …..Other corporation of interest:  Children’s Rights Council, Daniel Levy, Esq. (incidentally current president is a Pennsylvanian Episcopal? Priest….)  Wikipedia says plenty:

The Children’s Rights Council (CRC) is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on children’s advocacy,legislative reform, and access/visitation services. It was founded in 1985 by David L Levy, Esq.   [[Compare with AFCC California Incorporation Dates, and Colorado, above….]]

CRC promotes legislation that works to benefit children through shared parenting. Seeking legislative reform, the organization is a strong advocate of joint custody. CRC also manages 26 Child Access Centers in 11 different states which provide supervised access and visitation of children and serve as safe transfer points for children who are moving from the custody of one parent to another.

In addition, CRC conducts research and submits testimony to Congress in regard to the well being of children..

David Levy, per Wikipedia:

David L. Levy (b. 1936) is a pioneer in the field of children’s rights, per the National Partnership for Community Leadership (NPCL) in presenting Levy with the 2011 Charles Ballard Advocacy Award at NPCL’s conference inWashington, D.C

David Levy also does “Custody Consulting” incl. on Alienation, etc. which site references the NPCL above (i.e., you scratch my back  . . . . )

NPCL is a fatherhood group.  its President Jeffrey O. Johnson (read!) is a Fatherhood Advocate.  Charles A. Ballard is a religious Fatherhood Advocate (see below):

Jeffrey O. Johnson

He is also the 1999 and 2003 recipient of the President’s Award by The National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families. This award annually recognizes outstanding leadership in the promotion of responsible fatherhood. Dr. Johnson is a member of The Peoples Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland where he serves as [[Predictably…]] President of the Men’s Fellowship Ministry.

Dr. Johnson’s most recent project, the nation’s first Responsible Fatherhood Rally, was held June 20, 2009 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. “The National Rally for Responsible Fatherhood on Behalf of America’a Children

A particular focus of Dr. Johnson’s work has been on the plight of African-American men and families. He is regularly invited to testify before the United States Congress on matters pertaining to low-income fathers and strengthening families. He played a principal role in passage of the first national fatherhood legislation in Congress, The Fathers Count Bill. Dr. Johnson is also the author of several publications including Fatherhood Development: A Curriculum for Young Fathers

(etc. etc. — every other word in the bio is “father”)  This group (NCPL — see link) has Master Trainers, and Trainers Institute etc. (“Change agents,” much?)

BY THE WAY — on the David Levy Link (not the “Fatherhood Conference one above, but a related “Access Visitation” link) he announces — which we should know — that now your custody and visitation orders (or newbies) may simply be handled as an administrative matter by the CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE . . .. per HHS changes…:

Access (Visitation) Promised for Children and Families (<<– = active URL)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 AT 2:29PM
New initiatives for children and families were announced March 6, 2011 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), but many people may be unaware of what they consist of. They are a sign of the progress we have all been working and fighting for over the years for children and families.   The statement that I find most impressive is to “Require states to establish access and visitation responsibilities in all initial child support orders.” This is important because many times, a child support order is issued by a court or administrative agency without any corresponding access and visitation order . . .

…Should I go on?…..

“Levy was responsible for CRC’s 16 national conferences that attracted judges, lawyers, researchers, educators, elected officials, and custody reform activists . . .Levy received a “Lifelong Achievement Award” for his “untiring efforts on behalf of the Children of America” from the National Child Support Office in September 2000. Levy and CRC received the 1996“Distinguished Service to Children” award from Parents without Partners International, and the “1996 Legislative Achievement” award from the National Parents’ Day Coalition.** In 1989, Levy received the Prince George’s County Civic Association award for convincing Prince’s George County, MD to hire the first access (visitation) mediator east of Michigan.

[[**a UNIFICATION CHURCH GROUP:   “The National Parents’ Day Coalition is a project of the Universal Peace Federation USA, Inc. www.upfusa.org”  ((GUESS WHO CAME TO DINNER IN HEALTHY MARRIAGE/RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROMOTIONS?)).  (now Sec. of State) Hillary has no problem with this connection either.]]

“About the Founders

Read more about the Founders…

The founders of the Universal Peace Federation are Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon. They are proposing a revitalized, renewed United Nations with more than 50,000 diplomats, clergy, civic leaders, current and former heads of state appointed as Ambassadors for Peace.”    {{And DAVID L. LEVY HAS NO ISSUES ACCEPTING AN AWARD FROM THIS GROUP? — That ain’t the half of it…}}

Mutual marketing:   http://www.kidsfirst.cc/  Levy’s book isn’t on Kidsfirst page, but he’s also advertising for a Vicky Lansky, whose book is there — MARKETING, anyone?

Compare the books Levy is advertising (incl. authors) with those on kidsfirst.cc, remembering that KIDS FIRST is MANDATORY and the order making it mandatory was written ONE YEAR (1997) after TANF welfare reform, per the AOC report.    (I actually look these things up).   $10 million per year to set up programs like that, since 1996 — definitely a drop in the bucket (though not the largest one)…. Levy’s site advertises.  Jeff Leving is well known FR attorney from Chicago, and his business & a grant-making business helped start the Fathers & Families Coalition (Azffc.org) which its history says was basically jumpstarted anyhow with a slew of statewide grants . . . .. .

Recommended Reading  [in my comment, there were graphics, of course, which makes the point easier to grasp]

Levy’s site quotes the HHS proposals (DNK how current):  “Fostering fathers’ engagement in their children’s lives. The Budget provides $570 million over ten years to support increased access and visitation services and integrates   these services into the core child support program.   

Forgot to mention an attorney (in the DC area & US SUpreme Court) and Supervised Visitation Network.

Levy was admitted to the Washington, D.C. Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar. He was a board member of the Supervised Visitation Network and Stepfamily Association of America. Active in community affairs, Mr. Levy is the Social Action Vice President of the Tifereth Israel Congregation, Washington, D.C. He served as President of the Beth Torah Congregation from 1984 through 1986 during which time he was responsible for implementing a fundraising drive which turned the financially imperiled congregation into a financially viable organization (1985)

It appears he likes to run things — from the top. . . .Wonder if this played into the first divorce or not…

Responsible Fatherhood, Faith, Marriage and Family

by Dr. Charles A. Ballard, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Institute of Responsible Fatherhood and Family Revitalization [Washington D.C.]

ON THAT BLESSED DAY, THAT VERY FIRST “PARENT’S DAY,” GOD SPOKE AND SAID: “LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR OWN IMAGE, AFTER OUR LIKENESS AND LET THEM HAVE RULERSHIP OVER EVERYTHING THAT WILL BE AND GOD MADE MAN AND WOMAN.”

Wow! What a beautiful sight that must have been – two human beings, a new order of creatures, the beginning of a new planet, a new world. Then God blessed them and spoke to them saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth, have many children, fill the earth and master it.” God loves family. When he spoke and said, “Let Us,” He was speaking to other members of His God Family.

WOMEN IN FATHERHOOD, INC.  (“WIFI” for short):

Dr. Ballard gets HHS Grants.  His Wife Frances Ballard gets HHS Grants (Women In Fatherhood, Inc.).  Lots of them.  I BLOGGED HERE.  She also (see site) has a connections to her husband’s group (of course) and Annie E. Casey (consultant).  I believe they are 7th day Adventists…

Jeffrey O. Johnson, Ph.D. (of NCPL) is involved with (NCPLS is running) a HUD Responsible Fatherhood Initiative:

Responsible Fatherhood Development and Fragile Families Capacity Building in Public Housing Authorities A project of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

This is a link under “SFFI” which turns out to be a FORD foundation “thang.” 

Strengthening Fragile Families Initiatives was launched by the Ford Foundationto encourage further research and development of effective policies, in developing services that could enable both fathers and mothers to meet their responsibilities to their children.

Well, given that <>Ms. Fitts [whose job had been to clean up FHA mortgage defaults…] characterized HUD as being run as a criminal agency ($59billion went missing), and <>some of these characters are in association/cahoots with the Unification Church (known to be a money-laundering, tax-evading group with a plan for religious global domination of the world (UN), not to mention a serious CULT, some say it’s bought out the American religious right (I’d agree basically, given that they were already for sale) . . . <>and an experience in the family law system definitely feels like a cult has got its talons into one — I’d in general have to agree….)  Where do exasperated judges fit in on this? . . . . . as part of the same system.

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July 25, 2012 at 7:14 pm

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