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Mining “FEDMINE” (exploring Pharmacogenomics, The Lewin Group, & HHS)

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Who, really, is Federal Gov’t?

(Knowing is not Optional– ask MaryAnne..)

Building a basic understanding, and something of a database of truth — is a survival skill.  I hope that before September is out, people take a hard look at reauthorizing WELFARE (which moves many of these funds) and understand that, whether it’s MITCH (God forbid)  or OBAMA (Lord help us), the rest of us have our hands full.  The USA may be (and is) the world’s largest contractor, and own the majority of the worlds infrastructure (did you know that?  Maybe next post), but individuals are basically unsafe in this country — from this “interlocking directorate” and criminal cartel. . . .  We are on borrowed time as individual — outclassed, outmaneuvered, technologically not up to speed, and being robbed — as well as drugged, incarcerated, shot (at times, some populations), and foreclosed (those who have homes)– and while it may be a great living contracting with USA, Inc., at some level it’s completely immoral.

It truly does not matter (if you watch TV) that Prince Harry was romping nude and was photographed at it.  How’s that a new practice by princes???  But what might matter seriously is if the world really is being run from about three cities (Washington, D.C. // London // the Vatican) and trafficking children, drugs (legal and illegal) and arms.

 

[An entire segment here (added later as I thought about it) has been removed to another blog, “AmericanAmnesia” aka”Who Bought My Kids?” (yellow background).  The segment began simply talking about the concept of Strategy — there is indeed a Strategy our US Gov’t has — and checking on Fedmine.com (and comparing it to known experiences in custody courts, or in short, a serious consideration of the economic system, and why most people don’t know how it really works) using a Biblical reference, because one thing the Bible can do is say complex things in basic terms.  And because the Greek involved communicated the concept that “strategy” comes from the word translated “warfare.”

I then to illustrate that, whether or not one believes in spirituality (or, evil per se), there is still this symbol and signpost to serious evil in the matter of The Franklin Coverup.  And in that Franklin (Credit Union, Nebraska) Coverup investigation, a U.S. Senator definitely exposed corruption of our primary institutions of government (the whole gamut).  AND, linked the abuse of children to drug trafficking,money laundering, and blackmailing of politicians.

So, in that light of MAJOR control systems, working together, I think whether one does or doesn’t believe in God or Satan, at this point, it is past time to understand that something very evil IS afoot and that this involves money, drugs, (access to children) and definitely — – Strategy.

It’s in this STRATEGY matter that we have to get a grip on the Pharmaceutical and Mental Health (i.e., psychological) industries’ connection to USA, Inc. — and whose side they really are NOT on, namely, the side of the poor.

 

I thought in yesterday’s “HHS” contracts, that The Lewin Group, which name I recognized, but hadn’t picked out as highly influential, was a moderate player. Now I’m not so sure, given what they do..


It has enabled the vast expansion of government contracting and businesses, and economic dominance of the planet.  Corporations are not only based on the internet, and connect through them, market through them, but when combined with the FORCE of government (economic, the power to imprison i.e., judges, police, and such) — a public that is completely unaware (or made docile, or warlike, according to the current religious sentiment — and now churches (so-called) are also internet-expanding and downloadable pdf-indoctrinated, too — survival (and helping one’s children) requires understanding (better) the direction of change; HOW THINGS WORK.
To understand the “Gestalt” of the times, it helps  to profile individuals, or individual companies (or, industries), esp from the 1900s, that have been placed in leadership & policy decisions leading up to the internet age, which was a quantum leap forward in ways we still don’t understand — and not just youtubes going viral.  

 

 

It is not important to know every single large company (obviously) but it’s good to understand the basic industries and perhaps how they developed.  Unless you LIKE being subject to sudden removal of one’s children, or job, or living forever in neighborhoods where police chase down suspects and execute them, and/or bystanders, sometimes getting “the wrong guy.”  Or dropping off your adolescent in a school where the teacher, not just the children, is bullying him, also a recent news item.

Or (not to EVER forget this one) — being a single mother, of color, facing down a home invasion SWAT team for failing to hand over your child when no one has a valid warrant — and the purpose of taking the child involved forcible Risperdal dosage (Detroit Area, Maryanne Godboldo) May 23, 2012 (AFTER the event, in which the community rallied), from “CCHR” (Citizens Commission on Human Rights):  [I researched many of the write-ups on this case; the same worker had pulled a similar stunt on an intact family the year before, was nailed for it, and pulled it on this woman the next year — as I recall. Tan-background = Godboldo case material]


 THIS WOMAN STOOD DOWN A SWAT TEAM — ALONE — AND WAS THEN FOUND GUILTY OF NEGLECT FOR NOT WANTING TO ADMINISTER RISPERDAL, AFTER ADVERSE REACTIONS AND MD BACKUP OF THE SAME, AND THE SWAT TEAM HAVING NO VALID WARRANT — BUT A RUBBERSTAMPED ONE… CPS + PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY + DETROIT + JUDGES WITH TIES TO SAME  = NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTMARE.  THIS = USA.  FORD FOUNDATION (CITY, DETROIT) WAS FUNDING ONE OF THE CENTERS? HER DAUGHTER WAS HAULED OFF TO… this mom also had been homeschooling.  The father was not fighting her — the state was.  Welcome to America….

I knew the system was broken, but I didn’t know it was this broken, where anyone, literally anyone could come and take your child,” said Maryanne Godboldo, who’s 13-year-old daughter was taken temporarily by CPS last year.

Testimony under oath in the Godboldo case revealed that probation officers inside the court would routinely stamp Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Leslie Kim Smith’s name onto the removal orders.  By law, a judge must review the CPS workers allegations of abuse, and then sign the order.

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August 31, 2012 at 6:31 pm

HHS — Contracts Awarded 8/30/2012 = $156 million. Just for today, August 30, 2012, that is.

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Our relationship to “government” needs to be looked at.  Particularly, why so many people put up with it and haven’t figured out something better than putting lawyers and judges in charge of the place, as facilitated by a Congress which has plenty of people who used to be lawyers in it, no doubt.


 

A glance at this post should clarify that, by and large, we don’t know what the US Government (I mean, “federal”) is doing — although who’s helping fund it?  Wake the hell up and start looking up some CAFR‘s – -it’s the worlds largest contractor, and there are these other issues about Jurisdiction which keep cropping up also.  You cannot SUE this government, really (11th Amendment) unless it consents to.  while we had this Constitution, it appears to me that under Bankruptcy (which the US has never been out of, to date, to my awareness) it no longer applies.  If it did, and one engaged in commerce with the USA (which it’s almost impossible not to), you just became a contractor (u.S. Citizen = no unalienable rights) and shareholder in that thing in Washington, D.C.

WOMEN IN PARTICULAR should be cautious about citizenship.  A woman in our area called police for help “domestic dispute” which ended up in a vigorous chase, the other day, the guy fled.  They didn’t know an toddler was in the car.  He was killed in a hail of gunfire, after which it was reported that this was actually a woman’s BROTHER, not the perp, and he had been I think helping her get his niece (her child) away from the aggressor.  Now, he’s dead.  Did I mention, he’s also Hispanic? (Wikipedia informal list of people, mostly men, some during domestic disputes, killed by officers.  It’s a very very long list…)

Or you could go to a divorce, and have a judge over the domestic violence court (long-term presiding) and the judge tell your young self, a mother (about 23 yrs old, this one), to “go work it out” and no restraining order.  Finally they were in judge’s chambers, and the judge informed the father (a Marine) he would have to pay child support.  The young man (age 29) stepped outside the door, walked back in again, and cold-cocked the mother of his kids, knocking her unconscious immediately on the floor, some black eyes, a broken jaw.  He was finally tasered into submission, and THEN the judge believed that the guy was dangerous.  That apparently didn’t stop him from assigning shared parenting, though (along with jail and $1million bail).  THAT is our country (and it was in 2011 Florida:  (see comments for links to the story, another blog “AmericanAmnesia

MOVIN’ ON . . . .

I mentioned FEDMINE.com to an acquaintance the other day, and have on the blog before.  Its access is more timely (and probably far more accurate) than what is given the average person who looks things up on some free site which isn’t even proofread, but is designed for public consumption, like, say, “http://TAGGS.hhs.gov

It think this figure is worth posting, without too much commentary.  Per FEDMINE.com, the top agency obtaining contracts today was — hardly surprising — HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

WITHOUT HUMANS THERE WOULD BE NO MONEY TO FUND THESE STUDIES SO WHAT, PRECISELY, ABOUT HUMANS IS SO FASCINATING THAT THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY, ON A GIVEN DAY, WOULD BE DEDICATED TO A BUREAUCRACY STUDYING THEM?

ALSO, SEE HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOME ONES SIGNIFICANT (at least that I’m aware of) in this Family Law Field.

If you see I have linked the company name (other links probably not valid) there may be a brief description if you hover the cursor.

COMPANY NAME POSTED TODAY
08/30/2012
YTD FOR AGENCY
049508120  –  WESTAT INCORPORATED 230,376 9,710,743
019121586  –  DELOITTE CONSULTING L.L.P. 1,593,527 32,298,506
072654999  –  VANTAGE HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES INCORPORATED 511,792 511,792
091500090  –  JOHN SNOW, INCORPORATED (out of all of them, this one actually seems involved in HEALTH.  Founded 1978, internationally 106 offices, see “In Memoriam” link) 626,838 5,654,941
021873740  –  HUMAN TECHNOLOGY, INC 511,792 547,006
009399247  –  UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND 85,082 122,852
623214020  –  CONCEPT SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (3796) -4,941 -8,221
947300372  –  CLIFTON GUNDERSON LLP -102,382 -102,382
152149191  –  MC DONALD WALTER R AND ASSOCIATES INCORPORATED 0 2,789,442
825229318  –  MCKINSEY&COMPANY, INC. WASHINGTON D.C.

1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s
 (check out the firm history/mgmt consulting; 1959 London office, etc.  2nd leader (1st died early) was Harvard MBA…
631,181 9,499,045
154308522  –  MATHEMATICA POLICY RESEARCH INC 364,999 14,398,928
088656512  –  IMPAQ INTERNATIONAL LLC(founded 2001 by a couple with govt background, Social Science Research, in MD. He’s economist,she’s History/Educ, he used to work for “Abt”) 415,623 5,197,316
146014373  –  ARSERVICES, LTD 650,102 650,102
183818145  –  CAPITAL CONSULTING CORP 64,557 961,723
197325277  –  LEWIN GROUP, INC., THE**(link is to someone from this group presenting at a 2007 AFCC conference.  Since 1970, they are Health and Human Services consultant; you can look it up). 630,811 4,396,810
127687093  –  CHILD TRENDS INC 1,011,927 1,686,523
072648579  –  ICF INCORPORATED, L.L.C. {{see below}} 500,000 13,942,449
622811847  –  STRATEGIC HEALTH SOLUTIONS, L.L.C. [woman-owned, Omaha, services Medicare & Medicaid] 3,198,739 8,861,059
127149784  –  HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, LLC 1,281,472 3,970,432
929125818  –  C2C SOLUTIONS INC 6,323,200 18,091,004
611835203  –  TEYA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 178,013 894,928
781844808  –  SEAMON CORPORATION 197,200 885,831
143208069  –  FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS SAFETY FOUNDATION, LTD 81,697 245,090
803935261  –  PROFESSIONAL TESTING, INC. 363,302 361,395
136201493  –  CONSUMMATE COMPUTER CONSULTANTS SYSTEMS LLC -56,190 0
929219772  –  CONTRACT SUPPORT SOLUTIONS INC. -32,171 164,690
175291061  –  THE KEVRIC COMPANY INC 100,871 2,428,892

(I will kind of color-code by background color.  Obviously I am scanning here; the main point is — how little most of us realize, how large is the US Federal Government.  See recent posts on CAFR and USA, Inc. & Bankruptcies, etc.  If you are not a “scanner” this post will probably drive you crazy…)

Not starting with the largest one in “the Lewin Group,” but it does run close to the subject matter of this blog — the marriage/fatherhood movement through federal funding:

THE LEWIN GROUP

(FROM USASPENDING.GOV — THEY GOT (FROM ABOUT 2000 forward I think on this database):

Ranked by $$, the largest shows up as about $4+million (in 2005), “Marijuana Cultivation Study.”  They seem to have plenty in the $2 and $3 million ranges as well.  Fairfax, VA -close to the source, right).

Total Dollars:
$172,544,874
Transactions: 1 to 25 of 740 (most are contracts,only 1 is a grant.
That’s a lot of money…Also most (677) are HHS).
Their founder, Lawrence Lewin just died this past may (age 74); he was Princeton, Harvard MBA, and Marines..– this obit shows his influence and Medicaid connections; another Washington Post 2009 article ties the group as very influential in Affordable Care, and some possible”dirt” (Scandal) related to the United Healthcare (or someone) that bought it in 2007. As part of Ingenix owned by “UnitedHealth” it is a consulting firm owned by one of the largest insurers around that got in trouble with NY Attorney General and the AMA for shifting costs to consumers with skewed data.  not The Lewin Group, but the group it was part of since it got bought.  Apparently Republicans like it?:
Lewin Group, Insurer-Owned Consulting Firm, Often Cited in Health Reform Debate
By David S. HilzenrathWashington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 23, 2009

The political battle over health-care reform is waged largely with numbers, and few number-crunchers have shaped the debate as much as the Lewin Group, a consulting firm whose research has been widely cited by opponents of a public insurance option.To Rep. Eric Cantor (Va.), the House Republican whip, it is “the nonpartisan Lewin Group.” To Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, it is an “independent research firm.” To Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), the second-ranking Republican on the pivotal Finance Committee, it is “well known as one of the most nonpartisan groups in the country.”Generally left unsaid amid all the citations is that the Lewin Group is wholly owned by UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest insurers.

An Evaluability Assessment of Responsible Fatherhood Programs

August 1997

DHHS, Office of the Assistant Secretaryf or Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Analysis of site visits to five newly formed responsible fatherhood programs find a series of steps can be taken to improve their viability and evaluability. Program managers can develop core definitions of what constitutes a responsible fatherhood program; conduct process evaluations to define program objectives, activities and best practices; building basic MIS capacity; and stabilizing and enhancing funding.

(This one combines what looks like an HHS? grant to the Lewin group (97FM0122) with an HHS Contract to . . . . combined with a Ford Foundation Grant headed up by Ronald Mincy, wich name is significant (look it up).  Lewin were simply the enablers and to make it look (or be) more scientific and respectable.  This being only 1997, it shows just how much intention and planning to completely continue expanding “FATHERHOOD” as a field (regardless of results) was made — and this of course depended on major foundations like FORD working with WELFARE money.  FYI, Ford Foundation are not the good guys here in the US …)

This gives me a very squirrely feeling (esp. knowing that by 1998 somehow Congress passed a “fatherhood resolution.”)

But on ca. page 110 of this report (link is the title) you see a list of “Experts Consulted” (Two are from Child Trends, the others are also significant).  Johns Hopkins involved also.  The whole thing makes me a little ill, given the impact of this trend on my life, personally, and my (DAUGHTERS’, not son’s) futures! ! !  I made it pink just for “spite,” given the subject matter is the opposite gender…

***II. Purpose of this Report

The increased interest in programs that promote responsible fatherhood and the limited information currently available on the services provided and effectiveness of these programs has generated interest in the systematic evaluation of responsible fatherhood programs. For this reason, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Ford Foundation funded The Lewin Group and Johns Hopkins University to conduct an evaluability assessment of responsible fatherhood programs.

Fatherhood programs and emphasis on male parenting are relatively recent phenomena in the social service sector. Many of the programs currently in place are either very new or, if established, have been experimenting with new interventions or changing the program focus over time to meet the interests and objectives of funders. It is generally the case that fatherhood programs have not adequately documented their performance. This may be because of limited resources, a lack of experience with methods of measuring performance, or simply because the focus of program staff has been on serving fathers rather than proving that methods are effective. While program staff may believe that their activities are helping fathers and resulting in positive impacts on society, others, particularly funders, may be skeptical of evidence of program effectiveness that is limited to anecdotes.

Evaluations of responsible fatherhood programs can serve two important functions:

• provide information to outside agencies and organizations regarding the objectives and the effectiveness of their interventions, which may be used to attract and justify fundingfrom these outside sources; and• provide information to program staff that may be used to modify program design to more efficiently and effectively serve the fathers who use their services.

{{Interesting how “ATTRACT AND JUSTIFY FUNDING” COMES FIRST… AND IT DOESN’T EVEN SAY, HELP THE PROGRAMS REACH THEIR STATED SERVCE, BUT “PROVIDE INFORMATION TO PROGRAM STAFF.”}}

Systematic evaluation of fatherhood program outcomes is crucial to both program design and funding. Conducting rigorous evaluations using standard scientific methods . . .[[will provide continued income for the Lewin Group, the Fatherhood practitioners and organizations, and many other people, not including the children that these program are supposed to help by encouraging and enabling their Daddies to “man up” and support their offspring]]


Some of these groups hang together at times.

 the Lewin Group at a 2007 AFCC conference:42. Healthy Marriage Projects: The Influence of Marriage on Child Support Enforcement

The Administration for Children and Families’ top goal in the last few years has been to encourage marriage for unwed low income families through marriage education, community outreach and demonstrations. This panel will discuss the status of Community Healthy Marriage Projects being financed by the Office of Child Support Enforcement, “Building Strong Families” marriage demonstrations being financed by the Administration of Children and Families and the importance of former marriage status or unmarried status on subsequent child support enforcement out- comes.

  • Barbara Devaney, Ph.D., Mathematica, Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Fishman, Ph.D., Lewin Group, Falls Church, VA
  • Hillard Pouncy, Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Moderator: David Arnaudo, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Washington, D.C.  (a.k.a. HHS/OCSE)

(this presentation for sale — only $15.00)

One reason they may be interested to conference at AFCC — AFCC has judges.  Some Family Law judges get to mandate parenting education, etc.  Dr. Fishman is now with MEF, and his bio shows a close connection to welfare matters, and HHS.  I’m sure the personal connections didn’t hurt either.  He has a masters in “organizational psychology”  which is probably the way to go if you want a government career these days, and an MPA from USC..  Hardly suprising, the new company is also into (among other things) and is in Alexandria, VA.

Marriage and relationship education

State Policies to Promote Marriage
This report inventories state policies directly focused on promoting or supporting marriage. Using secondary data sources, the authors compiled information across states documenting the presence of marriage-related activities in a variety of areas such as campaigns and commissions; divorce laws and procedures; marriage and relationship preparation and education; tax and transfer policies; marriage support and promotion programs.

  • State Policies to Promote Marriage, Karen N. Gardiner, Michael E. Fishman, Plamen Nikolov, Asaph Glosser, and Stephanie Laud. With the assistance of Theodora Ooms, September, 2002

I googled “The Lewin Group, AFCC, Fatherhood” but apparently I’m one of the few people catching on to it, per Google anyhow.  One association with the Abstinence Group, “WAIT” (Joneen Krauth — plenty on that on this blog too, I actually looked up their corporate records history in Colorado.  What a group — associated with NARME, etc.  What a racket, too!):  This showed up under “pipl.”  The site AAHMI is African American Healthy Marriage Initiative which is, by any other name, HHS…  Basically…  DNR if this was at Hampton Univ. or where.

The Lewin Group is pleased to share these materials developed for the Joneen Krauth RN, BSN — NEW. Executive Director of The Abstinence and [ Speakers List – www.aahmi.net ]

Title, logo, and menu

“Reference in this web site to any specific commercial product, process, service, manufacturer, organization, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Government, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). ACF is not responsible for the contents of any “off-site” web page referenced from this server or from private, third-party, pop-up, or browser-integrated software or applications.”

NOTE:  A long while ago, I remember this particular AAHMI and some closely associated nonprofits I was looking up, was one key to understanding just how much the HHS is reaching out with money to set up “mouthpiece” nonprofits or groups (including with key speakers) around the country.  I figure HHS at this point is about as criminally-run a US Dept. as HUD is alleged to be, by someone who knows well enough as she used to be near its top.(C.A. Fitts, late 1980/1990s).

[[2016 updated material from LewinGroup.com]]

Viewed at “lewin.com” 4/11/2016 during blog update

(Their “About Us” page, main content):

The Lewin Group is a premier national health care and human services consulting firm. We understand the industry and provide our clients with high-quality products and insightful support.

Why Choose The Lewin Group?

Proven History

We have nearly 50 years’ experience finding answers and solving problems for leading organizations in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Objective Viewpoint

The Lewin Group is committed to independence and integrity in our work. We combine professional expertise with extensive knowledge and a rigorous approach to analyzing and solving problems to deliver value to each of our clients and to the larger community as well.

Real-World Experience

Our strategic and analytical services help clients:

  • Improve policy and expand knowledge of health care and human services systems
  • Enact, run, and evaluate programs to enhance delivery and financing of health care and human services
  • Deal with shifts in health care practice, technology, and regulation
  • Optimize performance, quality, coverage, and health outcomes
  • Create strategies for institutions, communities, governments, and people to make health care and human services systems more effective
Who We Are

The Lewin Group employs more than 140 consultants drawn from industry, government, academia, and the health professions. Many are national authorities whose strategies for health and human services system improvements come from their personal experience with imperatives for change. The Lewin Group is an Optum company, a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. We’re editorially independent, but through partnerships with Optum, we can tap into a vast body of data and resources. Optum is an analytics, technology, and consulting services firm that enables better decisions throughout the health system.

The Lewin Group provides its clients with the very best expert and impartial health care and human services policy research and consulting services.

 Learn about our independence
 Meet the leadership team

OTHER 2016 observations on The Lewin Group: Street address:  3130 Fairview Park Drive #500, Falls Church, VA — is right near “Acentia, a Maximus Company” which is same street address #800.  Maximus, we may remember, contractor to manage child support, Medicaid, other health-care related record-keeping, collections & distributions in a number of states (and at least one other country).

(3130 Fairview Dr #800, Falls Church, VA. Viewed 4/11/2016 during blog update)

Acentia, a MAXIMUS Company, is a premier employer who provides software, information technology, and management solutions that produce successful programs of national significance, while consistently demonstrating a partnership of trust and value to our federal customers and the American taxpayer.


[Holistic Data Analytics….]

Centers of Excellence” (options:  Analytics / Cloud / Mobility)

“Acentia offers a holistic approach to Big Data and Analytics. Traditional analytics can tell you what happened and why, but leading organizations are using predictive analytics to understand what could happen and prescriptive analytics to choose the next best action.”

…..


 ICF INTERNATIONAL, LLC

(SEE LINK in chart above; Wikipedia gives the history. Started in 1969 by a former Tuskeegee Airman as inner city venture capital, but it changed direction, bought and sold various companies and now is like, LARGE).

I blogged earlier (ca. 2011)

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
I C F, INC  FAIRFAX VA 22031-6050 FAIRFAX 072648579 $ 2,477,256
Award Title Sum of Actions
2011 ACF I C F, INC NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY MARRIAGE $ 1,500,000

(NRCSPHM — what did you think it sood for?  🙂  )

(PJ Media — Dr. Phyllis Chesler writes or wrote on there — was kind enough to print my comments here; the 2nd comment mentions ICF).

I profiled this company before, particularly when TAGGS.hhs.gov decided to bastardize its name on the database.  It’s in Fairfax VA with background in Defense, Energy and in 1988 it acquired a division of Kaiser (engineering) and got REALLY large.  It’s currently #64 of Forbes top 100 companies, is traded on the NYSE, and etc.   HHS hired to to do even more (stuff) to promote marriage, whch is the acronym.  ON this blog somewhere, no doubt:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2011/Grantawards2011.html

ICF Incorporated, LLC (NRCSPHM) Fairfax
VA
$1,500,000
Icf Incorporated, L.L.C. is a general contractor in Fairfax, VA. In the top 10% of 15,898 Northern Virginia contractors.

Business Seeds planted Before the Wars, Shade Trees We Grew Up Under [Pennsylvania Economy League]

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Yeah, that’s a little cryptic.

 

See recent posts on the Bankruptcies of the United States etc.   Some things are just too significant — including these bankruptcies.  I was looking up the “PEL” (Pennsylvania Economy League) which has been charged with overseeing certain “ACTS” (Act 47)  in re: distressed municipalities, such as Scranton.

The Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc. — is a PRIVATE Nonprofit, PA records say, formed in 1936 — which is significant.  It is helping take charge of development — shortly after the US declared bankruptcy and got the gold (under threat) from people living in this country, to replace it with “notes,” then quickly raised the price of gold once it was in the US Treasury.   My parents were young at this time . . .

Commonly this is called “Stealing.”  You take my stuff under threat, and make it illegal to own that stuff — then you raise its price — then you use it as leverage to sell debt, and the people you stole from as collateral for the debt.  Literally, that’s about what was done to us here, in the USA.  Media HAS to be involved to sell these things — any good warrior (or general) knows that propaganda is half the battle.  Getting them to give up is usually better than outright arms.

If the “we” fits, wear it, if not, take it as a parable?

SO, we grew up under these shade trees, politically, governmentally and economically.  Times were tough, times were better, times were tough, times were better.

Meanwhile I myself got married, had children, was assaulted, got out — it’s been tough (as well as rewarding) since then — although basically better since we separated after which society and particularly my family (plus that guy) went into punishment mode, primarily because my being separate (single) apparently caused them more sleepless nights than my being a nuclear family on the lethality track and without a safe place outside the various workplace to sit down — and having been “disappeared” as an economic entity too quickly in the marriage, which I should never have been tricked into.  

On the bright side, if harder times are coming (and they are), some of us have a little long-term boot camp training for being poor, endangered, pissed off and having to think creatively about how to survive, including how to eat, travel, conduct any sort of business relationships, and communicate.  I think those are marketable skills, right?

 

So — About UNDER THE SHADE TREE

Our workforce and economy have been structured to control the population and build infrastructures they can look up to and walk around in — SOME of which were blown up, or at least destroyed, on September 11, 2001.  I have my own opinion on that one, and believe the analysis was economic, not religious — and planned.  MOST things are planned around here because the planners are controlling so many of the resources.

The economic system we have demands a slave class to pay off national debt, and demands that this class (which includes the middle class, who are ensconced by a lifestyle they prefer and social status they don’t like to sacrifice, etc.) — NOT comprehend what is being done to them before it’s pretty well too damn late to resist.   Because Middle will become Lower if they address what caused the “lower” to occur — I mean REALLY looked closely at what made it happen, they cannot really solve the problem.  And that’s part of the problem.

A PRIVATE NONPROFIT FORMED IN 1933 (UMBRELLA FOR AT LEAST ONE FORMED IN PHILADELPHIA IN 1909?) to COUNCIL AND DIRECT MUNICIPALITIES AND AUTHORITIES (CORPORATIONS THAT MUNICIPALITIES FORMED) OUT OF DISTRESS THAT HAS BEEN CREATED — IN PART — BECAUSE SAID MUNICIPALITIES (GOVT) AND AUTHORITIES — HAVE BEEN TAKING PEOPLE’S HARD ASSETS, SELLING OFF THE DEBT ON THE, AND THEN TAXING PEOPLE TO SUPPORT THE DEBT?  This basically is feudalism, as I  see it.

I’ve been plugging away, but it doesn’t seem likely that whoever is on that Scranton Political Times forum (which now appears to have only one Administrator — the other one, Joanne P., being incarcerated somewhere over elder theft, although I hear there is more than one side to the story) is going to pick up on the habit of looking at numbers in charts on a CAFR, or reading/comprehending the significance.

Meanwhile, the “PEL” (topic of this post) is the advisor on how to get this particular city less “DISTRESSED.”  It’s been distressed since at least 1992.  Blame it on the economy and industrial changes?   Maybe.  I don’t.  I blame such things on management. It’s the shade tree.

What we don’t understand well enough is that those who planted it, have the right to chop it down for any purpose, and probably will one of these days.  In the interim, generations of people playing under it (I include myself ) structured their lives, to the extent they planned, as though this were the world — rather than, a shade tree.  So I figured, study hard, go to college, work, maybe marry, work, and focus on that profession overall, or profession/family balance.

ABOUT THIS POST — PENNSYLVANIA ECONOMY LEAGUE (“PEL”)AND (same street address) ECONOMY LEAGUE OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA (“EGLP”) WHICH IS A SUBSIDIARY LLC are Advising and guiding Public Projects and infrastructure.

The PEL was formed in 1936, and the EGLP says, it was formed in 1909, which should register with SOME of us as pre-Federal Reserve, Pre-income Tax, Pre-World War I.  I DNR if it’s pre the creature from Jekyll Island (Georgia) or not.  It has a board comprised of up to 5 directors nominated from the three “member” corporations (which it says are LLCs and they seem to say are separate nonprofits).  I saw 14 directors (including one Executive, the rest unpaid) and of those 14, only ONE was a woman.  Go FIGURE!

The ELGP Government Donor just happens to be US Economic and Development Administration.

The ELGP Corporate Sponsors are utility company (PECO) and Dow Chemical, plus more you can see on their site (link below). 

My Fascination with this Area — has more to do with being bull-headed and not liking to be interrupted than with actual tangible results from having participated so many months (since Nov. 11) on the Scranton PT.  They (Pilchesky/s) let me post there, posting is part and sharing is part of my own learning curve, and have learned a LOT since then, i.e., picking up understandings and a few investigation skills, plus “babyHTML” out of self-defense on the (otherwise) ultra-wide margins.  I also know that we are on a national model, and almost ANYWHERE one might dig in at a local level, courts or otherwise — it would sooner or later lead right back up through AFCC, NACC, CRC — HHS, Welfare Reform funding — and right back to Washington, D.C. (with coaches from west coast and plenty from Denver as well).

So,

I plan to lose the “Pennsylvania Habit” pretty soon — which only developed around a small parent education class Kids’ First modeled after Kids’ Turn in California. A forum administrator (Joe Pilchesky) in the same area as the class itself was based had commented on the business angle (potential profits).  I find it next to impossible, however, for people concerned and angry about the courts, and talking about cash flow, etc. — to actually stay on it and think in those terms — by looking up corporate records.   This means that most of the dialogues seem to be NOT about those specifics, but about generic terms which it is all to easy to speculate on.    Although lawsuits were filed surrounding the hiring of certain court personnel, in the civil realm, etc.

Recently (see posts here), the lights have come on (in my understanding) about the two sets of books — Budget and Comprehensive.   As the City of Scranton is under a recovery plan and talking about raising taxes a cumulative 81% in three years!!  still there have been no “bites” on the CAFR statements (yet), even though I finally located them on-line at a Scranton.gov site.

“Pennsylvania Economic League”

Combined statements for 2009:

and other data…

http://economyleague.org/files/PEL_Inc_2009_Audit.pdf  (Formed in 1936, has three component LLCs by region and a board of 15 people chosen by them, offices in Harrisburg (as of 2009), no employees, small budget, etc.  One of the regions includes some Delaware and NJ territory….

20-1243414 Lancasters Investment in A Vibrant Economy-Live Lancaster PA United States PC
23-1352264 Pennsylvania Economy League Inc. Philadelphia PA United States PC

CORPORATIONS SEARCH (PA) — it was formed 4/14/1936 (was tax day April 15th back then?).  It has filed ONE annual report since then, in 2001.This shows the related names also:

Business Entity Name Entity Number Type Status Entity
Creation Date





Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh 4095841 Fictitious Names Active 3/19/2012
PENNSYLVANIA ECONOMY LEAGUE OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, LLC 3273391 Limited Liability Company Active 1/3/2005
PENNSYLVANIA ECONOMY LEAGUE, CENTRAL PA, LLC 3273909 Limited Liability Company Active 1/5/2005
PENNSYLVANIA ECONOMY LEAGUE, INC. 272848 Non-Profit (Non Stock) Active 4/14/1936
PENNSYLVANIA ECONOMY LEAGUE, INC. County Orphan County Orphan 7/15/1936
PENNSYLVANIA ECONOMY LEAGUE, SOUTHEASTERN PA, LLC 3274400 Limited Liability Company Active 1/7/2005
PENNSYLVANIA ECONOMY LEAGUE, SOUTHEASTERN PA, LLC 3274400 Limited Liability Company Active 1/7/2005
Records Revealed 1 to 7 Only

The subsidiary LLC were only formed in 2005, it says.  Why?  PEL had been around so long…

NCCSdataweb shows its NTEE (nonprofit category) code something : ”

H99 – Medical Research: Medical Research N.E.C.    (HUH??)
2009  231352264 Pennsylvania Economy League Inc PA 1945 03 3,484,854 2,031,267 990

The LLC which handles Lackawanna (and other) counties (one of three unde PEL) describes what it did in 2010 in grim terms with the word “DISTRESS” (a lot….):

PEL OF CENTRAL PA, LLC (PEL CENTRAL) THE CONTINUING ISSUE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL DISTRESS REMAINS THE CENTER OF THE CENTRAL PA LLC RESEARCH AND PROJECT AGENDAS DURING 2010 FINANCIAL DISTRESS WAS COVERED BY MEMBERSHIP INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS AND THROUGH THE USE OF CONTRACT WORK FOR SPECIFIC MUNICIPALITIES AS WELL AS GENERAL FUNDED RESEARCH INTO THE HISTORICAL CAUSES AND CONTINUING EFFECTS OF THE DETERIORATING MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL SITUATION PEL CENTRAL ALSO PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN ADDRESSING THE EXPECTED REDUCTION IN MUNICIPAL REVENUES FROM THE CONTINUING ECONOMIC DOWNTURN, THE NEED FOR COALITION BUILDING TO ADDRESS LONG STANDING ISSUES OF EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION AND PRACTICES PEL CENTRAL HELD REGIONAL ISSUES FORUM EVENTS IN 2010 TO HIGHLIGHT THESE POLICY PROBLEMS AND TO PRESENT THE POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THE WIDEST MEMBERSHIP AND GENERAL PUBLIC AUDIENCE WITHIN THE PEL CENTRAL REGION MUNICIPAL FISCAL DISTRESS WAS ADDRESSED THROUGH OUR CONTINUING WORK AS COORDINATORS UNDER CONTRACTS WITH THE COMMONWEALTH FOR THREE ACT 47 FINANCIALLY DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES IN ADDITION, PEL CENTRAL PREPARED FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR SEVERAL MUNICIPALITIES WITH FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE COMMONWEALTH AND LOCAL MATCHING FUNDS THE PEL RESEARCH PROGRAM ALSO FOCUSED ON THE MUNICIPAL SERVICE AND FINANCE PROBLEM, THE DIVISION PREPARED REPORTS FOR THE PA LEAGUE OF CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES CORE CITIES WORKFORCE ON THE CRISIS IN FINANCING AND PROVIDING MUNICIPAL SERVICES IN OUR CORE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES AND ON THE FISCAL DISTRESS OF ALL MUNICIPALITIES BY UPDATING THE LEAGUE’S FISCAL DISTRESS INDICATORS THE CENTRAL DIVISION ALSO SERVED AS THE STAFF FOR THE LUZERNE COUNTY GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMISSION AND ASSISTED IN THE PREPARATION OF THE SUCCESSFUL ADOPTION OF A HOME RULE CHARTER FOR LUZERNE COUNTY THIS HOME RULE CHARTER IS THE FIRST IN THE COMMONWEALTH TO INTRODUCE A PROFESSIONAL COUNTY MANAGER UNDER A COUNTY COUNCIL THE CENTRAL DIVISION ALSO CONTINUED ITS MEMBERSHIP AND PUBLIC EDUCATION COMPONENT BY SCHEDULING MORE THAN 30 EVENTS TO EDUCATE PEL MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC REGARDING THE IMPORTANT ISSUES WITHIN THE PEL COMMITTEE REGIONS AND THE COMMONWEALTH AS A WHOLE

 

Of a board of 13 directors plus Steven T. Wray (executive),he’s the only paid one (modest, at $141K) — and only one woman. The current address seems to be Philadelphia, with one of the subsidiary LLCs:

How is the Economy League funded?
Approximately half of the Economy League’s revenue is generated through Board of Directors membership. The balance is derived from projects and initiatives with local governments, foundations, corporations, and private sector leadership organizations. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to which contributions are tax deductible.

When the Economy League was established in 1909, its first endeavor was the promotion of better government through independent research. Today, we continue that tradition as well as bring together business, civic and nonprofit, and public interests for their ideas and experience to inform operations of all levels of government — from boro managers to the Capital.

List of INVESTORS (in this Philadelphia ELGP) — PECO (utility co?) and DOW are the biggest ones, plus law firms, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, universities (including Widener), etc.  Very interesting.  Investors ranked (by $$ probably) as “Steward / Visionary/Entrepreneur/Sponsor, etc.”


 

Wanna see something funny?  I was looking for its nonprofit registrations, and typed in “Economic” instead of “Economy” to get 89 organizations in PA with that in the title:

Wonder what they’re all doing (from the IRS nonprofit search site):

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1-89 of 89 results Results Per Page  25     50     100     250 « Prev | 1-89 | Next »
EIN Sorted Ascending Legal Name (Doing Business As) Sorted Ascending City Sorted Ascending State Sorted Ascending Country Sorted Ascending Deductibility Status Sorted Ascending
22-2477462 Adams County Economic Education Foundation Gettysburg PA United States PC
23-2101393 Allentown Economic Development Corporation Allentown PA United States PC
25-1787436 American Friends of the New Economic School Inc. University Park PA United States PC
23-2492953 B M Oakley Community and Economic Development Corporation Philadelphia PA United States PC
23-2211627 Bethlehem Economic Development Corp Bethlehem PA United States PC
20-0743299 Braddock Economic Development Corp Braddock PA United States PC
25-1780107 Brentwood Economic Development Corporation Pittsburgh PA United States PC
23-2785794 Bristol Borough Economic Development Corporation Morrisville PA United States PC
25-1867893 Butler Economic Development Corporation Butler PA United States PC
06-0665174 Calvin K Kazanjian Economics Foundation Inc. Dallas PA United States PF
20-8038912 Camp Hill Economic Development Group Camp Hill PA United States PC
23-3056105 Carbon County Economic Development Foundation Inc. Jimthorpe PA United States PC
25-1384471 Center for Study of Economics Philadelphia PA United States PC
23-2978513 Chester County Economic Development Foundation Exton PA United States PC
23-3098443 Christian Evangelistic Economic Development Corporation Pittsburgh PA United States PC
25-1664294 City of Washington Economic Development Council Inc. Washington PA United States PC
25-1237688 Clarion County Economic Development Corporation Clarion PA United States PC
26-2878390 Clifton Heights Community & Economic Development Corporation Clifton Hts PA United States PC
02-0645028 Clinton County Economic Partnership Foundation Lock Haven PA United States PC
11-3707565 Collegeville Economic Development Corporation Collegeville PA United States PC
23-2928839 Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development Philadelphia PA United States PC
20-1464297 Columbia Economic Development Corporation Columbia PA United States PC
23-1653093 Commission on Economic Opportunity of Luzerne County Wilkes Barre PA United States PC
25-1603888 Community Economic Development Corp of Clairton Clairton PA United States PC
23-2760678 Community Operation for Economic Development & Education Inc. Bala Cynwyd PA United States PC
73-1348254 Connectional Lay Economic Development Corporation Philadelphia PA United States PC
27-0047750 Croatian American Economic and Cultural Alliance Pittsburgh PA United States PC
20-2254486 Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation Carlisle PA United States PC
25-1607082 Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation Harrisburg PA United States PC
23-2459907 Dorris R Young Home Economics Fund Bethlehem PA United States PF
25-1586530 East Pittsburgh Economic Development Corp East Pittsburgh PA United States PC
23-3019988 East Stroudsburg University Center for Research and Economic Dvlpmnt East Stroudsburg PA United States PC
06-1639427 Economic Development Institute Pittsburgh PA United States PC
25-6076647 Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland Greensburg PA United States PC
20-2301980 Economic Growth Initiative for Haiti Inc. Easton PA United States PC
23-2915950 Elizabethtown Economic Development Corporation Elizabethtown PA United States PC
65-1176292 Etna Economic Development Corporation Etna PA United States PC
25-1649514 Fay-Penn Economic Development Corporation Lemont Frnc PA United States PC
23-2970050 First District Economic Development and Enterprise Group Philadelphia PA United States PC
20-5892956 Foundation for the Advancement of Research in Financial Economics Pittsburgh PA United States PF
25-1686074 Fulton County Economic Development Corporation McConnellsburg PA United States PC
26-0472114 Gettysburg Economic Development Corporation Gettysburg PA United States PC
25-1515053 Greater Altoona Economic Development Corporation Altoona PA United States PC
25-1269138 Greater Erie Economic Development Corporation Erie PA United States PF
20-0326306 Greater Middletown Economic Development Corporation Middletown PA United States PC
47-0863420 Greater Reading Economic Partnershipi Nc Reading PA United States PC
23-3005840 Green Knight Economic Development Corporation Pen Argyl PA United States PC
25-1461011 Greenville Area Economic Development Corporation Greenville PA United States PC
25-1752971 Hill House Economic Development Corporation Pittsburgh PA United States SOUNK
20-8833831 Hilltop Economic Development Corporation Pittsburgh PA United States PC
25-1373857 Homestead Economic Revitalization Corporation Homestead PA United States PC
23-2843207 Institute for Economic Development Inc. Chester PA United States PC
23-2802663 Institute for Law and Economic Policy Inc. Philadelphia PA United States PC
23-2968524 Institute for the Economic Development of Children Philadelphia PA United States PC
23-2764206 International Health Economics Association Philadelphia PA United States PC
25-1752650 Jon A Ritter Economic Development Foundation Inc. Harrisburg PA United States PC
48-1269228 La Seed Latin American Society for Education and Economic Development Bethlehem PA United States PC
23-2914222 Lancasters Economic Action for Downtowns Success Lancaster PA United States PC
23-2976596 Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation Lansdowne PA United States PC
25-1874441 Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation Lebanon PA United States PC
23-2798276 Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation Bethlehem PA United States PC
23-2990543 Manheim Area Economic Development Corporation Manheim PA United States PC
23-2735076 Masjidullah Economic Community Corporation of America Philadelphia PA United States PF
23-7398678 Mennonite Economic Development Associates Lancaster PA United States PC
52-2041607 Mid Atlantic Consortium of Recycling and Economic Development Glenside PA United States PC
23-2936870 Mt. Tabor Community Education & Economic Development Corp Philadelphia PA United States PC
31-1774876 Murrysville Economic and Community Development Corp Murrysville PA United States PC
43-1458150 National Assoc of Forensic Economics Inc. Mount Union PA United States PC
23-2739375 Networking for Equal Education and Economic Development of Phila Philadelphia PA United States PC
01-0687154 Northeastern Economic Development Company of Pa Cdc Inc. Moosic PA United States PC
23-2952060 Nueva Esperanza Housing and Economic Development Philadelphia PA United States PC
25-1411248 Oil City Economic Dev Corp Oil City PA United States PC
23-2768349 Partnership for Economic Development of York County Inc. York PA United States PC
23-2063626 Pennsylvania Council on Economic Education Selinsgrove PA United States PC
25-1758627 Pittsburgh Economic and Industrial Development Corporation Pittsburgh PA United States PC
25-1636676 Ridc Fund for Economic Growth Pittsburgh PA United States SOUNK
30-0067907 Rural Urban Board Invites Economic Success Scranton PA United States PC
23-3019085 Society for Economic Design Philadelphia PA United States PC
25-1337098 Southwest Gardens Economic Development Corporation Farrell PA United States PC
25-1499253 St. Marys Area Economic Development Corporation St. Marys PA United States PC
20-1711975 Suburban Economic Development Corporation East Norriton PA United States PC
25-1587889 Swissvale Economic Development Corporation Swissvale PA United States PC
25-1871113 Trafford Economic and Community Development Corporation Trafford PA United States PC
02-0707982 Valley Shenango Economic Development Corporation Sharon PA United States PC
26-3911015 Voice Community Economic Development Corporation Philadelphia PA United States PC
25-1153694 Warren and Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council Warren PA United States PC
25-1598389 Washington County Council on Economic Development Washington PA United States PC
59-3826355 Washington County Economic Development Partnership Washington PA United States PC
27-2488299 Westmoreland Economic Development Initiative for Growth New Kensington PA United States PC

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…The conclusion I have to come to is consistent with the intent for PRIVATE corporations to run Government (and Government to run itself as a private corporation also — just calling it In the PUblic Interest — while soaking up the property we live in, and our wages — and selling them to others.

Go read some of the oddballs, and sort any Tea Party rhetoric, any anti-feminist, anti-(fill in the blank) with the alternative — go with the flow of people who are pro-feminist, pro-Islam, pro-Zionism, pro-African-American, pro-Latina, pro-anything.

The ones that are sometimes the best economic analysts are sometimes good bigots, too.  The warm-hearted liberals are anything but liberal (Or, progressives, progressive)on certain key issues, among them.  I am TIRED of the rhetoric.

I actually need to eat, and (re)plan a future.  I’m getting rather annoyed at having to revise the plan yearly or more often at the whim of others, and would like a good explanation why there is not a safe place for mothers (not just women) leaving what THEY considered slavery (which abuse is) to take their children, and simply live — in a fiscally solvent, and self-sufficient manner.

The first answer I ran across was welfare reform.  I’d sinned — by taking  Food stamps initially.  I’d sinned again — by failing to realize fault lines in our own family (certain key events seem to bring them up), and that their sinister side, or that there was good cause for having not been that close over the years anyhow.  I was uninformed that while I grew up in a liberal times as to feminist issues, #1.   This doesn’t apply, really, to Christian spheres, and #2.  Backlash was going to happen sooner or later.

Add to this, a basic PUBLIC school education, which means NOT learning US History OR world history (or learning it well) while picking up by association many negative social norms, and I don’t mean gangs, drugs, or promiscuity.  I mean, not learning to FIGHT, and (even back then) the stigma that was given to people who simply liked to learn and study.  What a WASTE of growing up it was — including for my mother, who was cast into her mold (see 1950s) and in that form, I didn’t get to know her as a person, almost at all.  What we knew (despite shared experiences – -there were no shared joys, sorrows, social empathy with each other) — was basically a “Pro Forma” family.  I went forth and found something better to do, and now, find that too much of society (including mine, of origin) has so emotionally invested in all the Pro Forma shade trees around–

 

Family, School, Government, Work, “JOB,” Banks, Mortgages/rentals, etc. 

Are actually not bearing fruit.  They are FORMS — and within these forms (within this corral) it’s possible to survive a lifetime (for some — not all) — and not run up against the electric fence.  Those who HAVE run up against this electric fence, realize that it is being gradually tightened.  America is getting ready for continental lockdown  for purposes of paying off the debt– but this will not apply to certain elite, etc.

It’s a Monopoly Board — and we are tokens.  This can change — but it can’t change unless people are willing to.  A long learning curve is no longer possible around here — GET OUT THOSE CAFRs and look at them!  Think about the significance and don’t ever vote for another increased tax, or bond for the local schools, etc.  Send yourself to school — and look up EVERY special district and authority, and talk about it to your neighbor.  Don’t be ashamed — we weren’t told!!!

Or, got to another “Dark Knight” movie, in Colorado or anywhere.  Take your chances! (FYI, I did.  It was a stupid movie, a collection of stereotypes; and the day was saved by dumping an atomic bomb in the ocean — and that’s GOOD news?? I was embarrassed for my country).

Speaking of which, it’s bankrupt.  So — are you a Citizen of the re-organizedUnited States of America (HQ washington DC) and hence without Constitutional rights at all — or what?  See marriage license, birth certificate, social security# (including for kids) and backtrack to see that at least the birth certificates were protested, initially.

This push for registering paternity of children (by HHS), FYI, and promoting marriage — I believe THAT is what it’s about.  It’s the United States of America (re-incorporated long ago) attempting to get people to CONSENT (Contract) to give up their UNALIENABLE rights by answering to a legal identity called “PERSON.”   You can read about this many places on the web — barefoot’s world, realitybloger.wordpress.com, musicians4freedom, it’s many places.

That’s BASIC information, and to me — it makes sense to validate or invalidate it, and then live according to your determination as much as possible.  Would it be better to build a life(or lifestyle) on a fiction, or on solid ground?

More discussion on the Pennsylvania PEL/Scranton material at the blog.  This link (a CAFR) has introductory material describing the organization.

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Wanna Talk Turkey to Government Entities? Uncover Their Asse(t)s-in “CAFRs.”

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I post a lot of material recently in an on-line forum and have been branching beyond “family court” matters because family court, historically and in context, is larger than just itself.  It’s an extension of some very critical and planned changes to the United States of America developing over, at least the 1900s and to date in the 2000s.  In a recent post — simply someone else’s work (and so credited), I related that a major bankruptcy and governmental re-organization was happening every 70 years.

Numbers, when what they are reporting is factual, don’t lie.  Math doesn’t lie — 2 plus 2 IS “4” by definition of the system.  When 2 plus 2 plus 2 plus 2 plus 2 results in a negative (a national debt in the trillions) then there are some hidden numbers in the equation.  If the equation were simple — say, presented as “2 + 2 = 3” — a child could tell something was off, and any child who knows about negative numbers could deduce that there’s a hidden in that equation:   “2 + 2 (-1) = 3.

But, add enough zeroes, unfortunately — and surround with catastrophe talk, combined with actual identifiable catastrophes on the news — and who’s to notice?  Where’s the “mental math” habit — is it genetic or what?

SO — we need to talk about, what is an “AUTHORITY” and how are AUTHORITIES” and GOVERNMENTS different, and the same.  Because both raise money and spend it.

MOREOVER — we need to understand FAR more about compound interest, profit and loss, and real estate equity (profit and loss) than we do.  At least enough to understand that what is called a ‘financial statement” is not the magical truth because it contains the word “financial” in us (which is where many people’s attention simply drops off, except for their own household budget).

NO — there are TWO sets [more accurately, “views” or “versions”] of books presented:  one for the public, one for each other– when it comes to government entities, and THEIR creations, (Municipalities etc. actually create the corporate entity called an “Authority.”) The one shown the public is wallpaper — the other is the structure.  And it’s NOT good news for the average person, i.e. worker. Talk is about employment, jobs, employment, jobs.  However, GOVERNMENT and AUTHORITIES are corporate entities (operating under a different set of laws than normal corporations) that are not earning THEIR keep by “jobs” — they are legally created (persona — “persons”).  They are not “workers” for anyone– they are managers of corporate entities whose REAL allegiance is to whoever is holding the debt — i.e., title to their ASSE(t)s if they default.

The fact that others may go down in the process seems to be secondary.  So, over in this Scranton post, there is topic after topic complaining about the disgraced Parking Authority, Sewer Authority, etc. — in various townships. But — no one has their report of their actual assets.

The other day, I spent ALMOST a full day revising a “signature block” on the forum to contain the following links — which explain this better than I do.  what’s in green-background below is an expanded version of a signature block which was limited to 255 characters.

IT’S TIME TO TAKE THIS CONVERSATION UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

THAT LEVEL IS NOT CORPORATE/FOUNDATION WEALTH IN THE COURTS.  It’s not the DV industry sell-out, or the “faith-based follies” from democrats and republicans alike.

. . .

No, that level is — Who IS our “Government” anyhow — and is this MY Government?  If so, then MY responsibility is to keep it honest, at least in my neck of the woods — and to make sure my neighbors (or at least two or three people who will act on it & teach others) are aware of this.

SLUSH FUNDS FROM NONPROFITS?  NO — SHOW ME YOUR “CAFR” — I’LL REVIEW IT – -AND THEN LET’S TALK.  THIS INCLUDES FOR GOVERNMENT UNITS SUCH AS, THE TRIAL COURTS, COURTHOUSE CORPORATIONS, ETC.

This is the elephant in the room.  Looking at some uniformly produced, annually produced — but simply UNreported that they exist – financial reports of CUMULATIVE government holdings — will undress it.

Silent weapons for silent wars does seem to be real (you’re in it).  “Three Cities that Rule the World” (for now!) also do.

But if the love of money is the root of all evil (and I believe it’s fair to say — it is) — then basic understanding of Economics and what government is doing in ECONOMIC (not social, psychological, religious, etc. terms — which no one is going to agree on anyhow) terms.

Sorry for the drama, but relatively speaking, this makes “Futures without Violence” (who I’m still pretty sore about; see this blog) and “AFCC” look like pipsqueaks.

I am not a socialist.  I don’t want equal results for unequal effort.  I just don’t like crooks, liars, and thieves –people who intentionally withhold what others need to know to make sane and productive decisions about their lives.  As a basically curious person who seeks to understand “how things work” — this information pulls together many strands of reason into an objectively identifiable thesis of individuals’ relationships to the collective corporate enterprise called government. It’s also necessary to understand at least the basic concept of a Corporation, legally, is a “Person.”   The “Corporation” called government has become like THE infrastructure of our lives.  It is chewing up some — but those in the middle are not equipped to stop that chewing, as they re enmeshed through employment.  If they stop and help enough (as Good Samaritans) they too may go down.

However, if we were able to stop the collective accumulation and selling off of our own assets (and life substances) — as reliable sources are now documenting (i.e. Catherine Austin Fitts’ work) — we might be able to survive with fewer hours per week at a “Just Over Broke” (and perhaps without retirement) and have a better society.

If you pay rent, you are enmeshed.  Landlords are too.  It has to do with the profit/nonprofit divide. remember, governments are corporations with police powers, and without taxes — they DO the taxing.  there’s a certain advantage there, would you say?

TOO BAD THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT DIDN’T HAVE THIS INFORMATION — IN THEIR HANDS!

Wanna Talk Turkey to Government Entities?  Uncover their Ass e(t)s!

READ Municipal Authorities In PA  (“Authorities 101,” including a history and definitions — about 50pp.  Most people are unaware of what IS an “authority.”  Example:  The Port Authority)

FIND CAFR, the OTHER$$.  

  • because the BUDGETs (being presented taxpayers) are basically LIEs

 TALK! CAFR packs a punch – — PROOF:

 “$54MM in Parks Fund?!” vs “We’re Broke, Close the Parks“! and now, The Coverup Exposed **(goes up to Attorney/General, state governor level…)

Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (“PMAA”) — is a “nonprofit,  membership, trade association”

PMAA&Muncipal Authorities Act, amended summer 2012 to protect leadership and ensure a few more exemptions on funding use.

BOttOM line is, it turns out, that Government & Authorities (together) are acquiring — and currently holding — collectively, enough liquid investments to pay off the “national debt” — but they won’t, because no one is requiring them to.  Meanwhile — a corporation IS a heat-seeking (profit-seeking) missile, beholden to the public only to the extent that they are contributing, and if they got unruly, profits might disappear.   Governments are by DEFINITION, tax-exempt.  Authorities are not only tax-exempt, the are even less accessible to the public, and were created to specifically bypass certain regulations that government entities can’t bypass.

This information is currently hitting some news headlines (even in MSM press, such as the San Jose Mercury News, AP, etc.). . . As we are heading into an election year, AND reauthorization of (basically) Welfare Reform, as a “FAMILY COURT” blogger, (and as myself, a mother, etc.) — I feel it necessary to keep the focus on the largest set of crap-cutters around — which is:

1.  CAFRs (Comprehensive Audited Financial Reports) exist, and should be found and read by ALL wage-earners and taxpayers.  CAFRman.com shows how (simple explanation).

2.  They are where basic government departments AND authorities (sewer, water, housing, parking, etc. AND, pension funds, etc.) report (to each other) their collective, cumulative holdings (profits from investments, etc.) — and they are reported ANNUALLY.

3.  Forget discussing any budget (which is a business plan for government — which the public is expected to pay for 100%, without regard to profits already being earned by gov’t from their own investments and hard assets) — until these are “outed.”

4.  Read a few examples to get the picture — California Parks System, or (a while back), the “HANJ” experience.

5.  The significance of this dwarfs almost any other public topic.  It’s the difference between heading towards an even worse “slave state” than we have now for too many in the country, and sheds light on why so many systems of population control, including foreclosing on their homes, stealing their children, starting wars around the globe, and imprisoning a racially disparate population, for profit (slave labor does occur in prisons, right? see “UNICOR.”).

This is lead-in from “The Coverup Exposed” (California Parks, above):

** State Lawyers were Told of State Parks’ Hidden Funds 

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press

Posted:   08/14/2012 03:06:00 PM PDT

Updated:   08/14/2012 04:25:32 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif.A former California state parks employee says she told state attorneys her department was hiding about $20 million in a special fund several months before officials announced discovering the surplus money, according to a sworn declaration filed in court Tuesday.

The development is the latest revelation in a budget scandal that has state officials on the defensive and threatens to undermine Gov. Jerry Brown’s push for a voter-approved tax increase.

 

Voters would have to approve such tax increase.  They SHOULDN’T, though — force the rest of the Special Funds out of hiding, and put those who have been hiding up to public spectacle — especially those who threatened their own employees, or retaliated, for exposing this.

Google “Carl Herman, CAFR” and read more.  Also see “Walter Burien” and “HANJ” (some links in the green area above).  Apparently these two know each other, or at least one blogs the other.  Both have the professional background to understand economics, and Burien’s own father had worked in a state treasurer’s department (he said); he’d even been a trader.  But he didn’t know about the CAFRs.  AND they have been in place since around the 1940s…  Now — WHY don’t more people talk about it –too distracted??

My Take:

No one who has been through 20 years of a certain activity, called standing up under consistent abuse, has many myths left.  The evidence speaks clearly enough — marriage as an institution works for some, and endangers others.  Those who get out may have their children removed and go homeless.  For some, those who stay, will die, after periods of torture either get boring, or for whatever reason.  Such a choice!

That is how I ran across the CAFR material; as I recall I’d been reading about Constitutional “rights,” Eleventh Amendment Immunity, and the concept of a “straw man,” — i.e. Jurisdiction.  And the concept that when one takes any benefits from the US of A (USA, Inc.) — one is entering a contract with it, and thereby automatically forfeits even any constitutional protections.   ONE of those links led me to “realitybloger.wordpress.com” and “CAFR school.” It was just making too much sense to ignore.

SCHOOL IS ABOUT TO START.  SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES.  THEY HAVE CAFR.  IF YOU HAVE A CHILD IN ONE, GET YOURS.  I HAVE SEEN SOME ON-LINE. DON’T BE DISTRACTED.

I turned on TV (PBS) at home last night.  There was (again) a special about ADHD, nice public air time for Hallowell and Rathaway promoting ADHD and telling us how great your life will be if you admit you have it and get treatment.

Dr. Hallowell

. . .how to get the most out of life with Attention Deficit Disorder.

A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, Dr. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist and the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, MA and New York City. He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004 until he retired to  devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and the writing of books.

Dr. Hallowell is a highly recognized speaker around the world. He has presented to thousands on topics such as ADD,strategies on handling your fast-pace life, the Childhood Roots of Adult Happinesshow to help your employees Shine and other pertinent family and health issues. He has been prominently featured in the media, including 20/20, Oprah, Dr. Oz, CNN, PBS and NPR as well as 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Dateline, Good Morning America, US News and World Report, Newsweek, the Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, New York Times and other popular publications.

From corporate audiences to parent-teacher workshops and national television shows, people who listen to Dr. Hallowell…

OK, now that we have established:   #1.  That this man is a psychiatrist, i.e., he participates in professionalized religion with as many sects as most religions, and #2.  Because this included Harvard, we should take his theories at face value, and His target clientele (notice which comes first), we can move on. . . ..

(And another reminder that George W. Bush’s 2002 “New Commission on Freedom on Mental Health” (or, the SAMHSA official “Executive Summary:  “Transforming Mental Health Care in America” has been associated with scandalous connections to Big Pharma in Texas and Pennsylvania, including attempts to silence an OIG whistleblower,  and etc.

The “to the contrary” is plentiful for example “The Drugging of Americas Public and Kids (the Plan to Drug America’s School Children) by George Stone.  I’m going with this “to the Contrary” (Sample RIGHT here).  Put this together with the “Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher” (Dumbing Us Down, 1990, John Taylor Gatto — then NYS public teacher of the year) — confirming that one of the lessons he teaches IS irrelevance — and how subject matter is built to develop “distraction” as is the conditioning to switch gears at regulated periods (buzzers:  disengage, play musical chairs, etc.).

Do NOT be distracted from the Economic Realities.  Regardless of PBS Specials normalizing the word “ADD” (and helping promote a Harvard Psychologist and his co-author like such a person is in need of further promotion!) — There is evidence that the distraction (chaos) is intentional, purposeful and for the ultimate goal of control (plus, obviously, profits).  If Ivan Illich is warning about the mental health profession — I think we might want to listen up on that basis alone.

Here’s that quote:

MEDICALIZATION: Convincing Healthy People They Are Sick
This paper outlines the deliberate marketing of harmful drugs to children as a direct result of the drug industry take over of the American mental health system. My point of departure is Ivan Illich’s broader assertion that “The medical system has become a major threat to health.” (1976) Time has proven Illich to be a prophet: medicine is now the leading cause of death in America. (Null 2005) What is wrong in American medicine is also wrong in psychiatry. Pharma marketers claim psychiatric drug treatment is a scientific miracle. However, the outcome evidence on psychiatric treatment shows otherwise: the recovery rate for treated schizophrenia has fallen from 70% in the mid-nineteenth century to 11% today, while the death rate for the “new” atypical antipsychotic drugs is double that of the older typical class. These outcomes contrast with 49-51% recovery Third World countries, like India and Nigeria, where these drugs are not used consistently. (Whitaker 2004) The suicide rate for treated schizophrenia in the UK has increased 20 fold since the introduction of antipsychotic drugs in 1954. (Healy et al 2006) Five times as many people are being defined as permanently mentally ill (disabled) today than before the introduction of drug treatment. (Whitaker 2005) Yet, in spite of these ominous facts, millions of American children are routinely being given these dangerous drugs.

How did this happen?

The drugging of American children is not accidental. It is a part of the larger problem of the premeditated medicalization of modern life discussed by Illich (1976), McKnight (1999) and others. However, the issue goes beyond the use of drugs: it is about freedom. The massive pharmaceutical corporations, which barely existed before World War II, are the most profitable legal businesses in human history. They have the money, the plan and the ruthless determination to medicalize our lives to sell us as many drugs as possible. They are a major threat to the basic human rights, as well as the health, of every person on the planet.

By “medicalization” I mean Pharma is deliberately and systematically promoting ideas about illness and disease to explain everyday life. (Summerfield 2002) By blurring the boundaries between sickness and health, Pharma convinces healthy people they are sick (Moynihan & Cassels 2005), and that “lifestyle” drugs, like Viagra, are necessary to happiness as well as health. (Abramson 2004)
Medicalization is an iatrogenic disaster of unbelievable proportions: it is inflicting harm on the lives of tens of millions of people. As our culture becomes a biomedical folktale we are being robbed of our traditional ways of managing illness and meeting death. And, in addition, the high cost of drugs threatens to bankrupt the American health care system, if not the entire American economy.

Pharma has used its economic power to create an effective lobby, which controls U.S. public health policy as well as watchdog agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

More frightening still, as I will show, the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health (NFC) is a creation of pharmaceutical interests. Two of its central policy recommendations are bald-faced drug marketing schemes. The first targets 52 million American school children for mental health screening by a program known as “TeenScreen.” While the second irrevocably links the mental health treatment psychiatric drugs – – not coincidentally, the most expensive and dangerous psychiatric drugs – – using the pseudo-scientific Texas Medication Algorithmic Program or TMAP. (from my other blog, which has more links and summary outlook on this — in re: family courts.  This (google-based) blog, I have much more on the mainstreaming of psychology — as I learned it by studying Nicholas Cummings and his foundation, after I found it sponsoring an “Our Broken Family Courts’ conference, which title is hogwash.  They are fulfilling the intended purpose behind their creation — and as such, aren’t broken at all.  They ARE the “breakers” breaking other things that come through their doors, such as the human spirit (if possible) and psyche.  )

Let’s begin with a look at the money trail of legal drugs and some Pharma history.
“The US government contributes more money to the development of new drugs in the form of tax breaks and subsidies than any other government. Of the 20 largest pharmaceutical corporations, nine are based in the United States. Yet drugs are more expensive in the United States than in any other part of the world, and the global drug companies make the bulk of their profits in the United States.

Here is some history on THORAZINE which I can also find on a Pennsylvania Judicial site — although not the background.  This was surrounding “mental health courts.”  Here’s from the same article, above:

THORAZINE: The First Pill to Create Its Own Ill
David Healy (2002), the British psychiatrist and drug researcher, believes that the marketing of Thorazine in the US in 1954 created the modern drug era and ultimately gave us everything from Valium to Viagra. Smith-Kline-French (SKF, now Glaxo-Smith-Kline GSK) was a small, $50 million dollar pharmaceutical house, when it obtained the rights to market Thorazine. The drug was originally used as an anesthetic; however, it was introduced in the U.S. as an antinausea drug, which then made $75 million dollars (in 1954 dollars) as an antipsychotic in its first year on the market. Within five years it had elevated SKF to a $350 million dollar a year house. Thorazine taught the pharmaceutical industry how to market an ill for every new pill it discovers.

Here (published on “psychrights.org” a nonprofit dedicated to fighting forced psychiatric drugging) — testimony from a whistleblower who filed a civil right to protect his right to speak up about the “Trojan Horse” of TMAPP, which “began in Texas in 1995”  In blue font.  See the BOLDED phrase towards the bottom, and please read it all.  This is YOUR country if you reside in one of the 50 United States, or territories.

Revised January 20, 2004

Introduction:

My name is AlenJones.  I am a “whistleblower”who has sought the protection of the federal courts to tell the following story.

I am employed as an Investigator in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General (OIG), Bureau of Special Investigations. In November of 2002, I entered a Civil Rights lawsuit against OIG officials to preserve my right to speak out on issues of vital public interest involving pharmaceutical industry influence on the treatment of mental health patients in state institutions.

As an OIG Investigator, I attempted to expose evidence of major pharmaceutical company wrongdoing. The industry was influencing state officials with trips, perks, lavish meals, transportation to and first-class accommodations in major cities. Some state employees were paid honorariums of up to $2,000 for speaking in their official capacities at drug-company sponsored events.

As I attempted to explore and surface these facts I met stiff resistance by OIG officials. I was told that pharmaceutical companies are major political contributors and that I should not continue my probe. The more I attempted to delve, the more I was oppressed by my supervisors. I was effectively threatened with loss of job, career and reputation if I continued to investigate the pharmaceutical companies.

In the words of the OIG manager who curtailed my investigation and participated in overt threats against me: “Drug companies write checks to politicians–they write checks to politiciansonbothsidesoftheaisle”.

I was removed from the drug investigation, forbidden to inquire further, and assigned to menial duties. However, I continued the investigation on my own as a private citizen.

The“ModelProgram”beingimplemented in Pennsylvania with drug industry hard-sell, misinformationandinducementshasjustbenrecommendedbyPresidentBush’sNew Freedom Commission as a model program for the entire country.

The“ModelProgram”istheTexasMedicationAlgorithmProject”(TMAP-pronounced T- Map) and it began in Texas in 1995.

TMAPisaTrojanhorseembededwiththepharmaceuticalindustry’snewestandmost expensive mental health drugs. Through TMAP, the drug industry methodically compromised the decision making of elected and appointed public officials to gain access to captive populations of mentally ill individuals in prisons and state mental health hospitals.

The pharmaceutical industry bypassed governmental safeguards and medical review by creating and marketing TMAP as a“treatmentmodel”that was instituted in various states as an administrative decision by a select few politically appointed officials

This is common throughout the courts also — private conferences (always with some corporate wealth behind them it seems, foundations, etc.) determine the best ‘NATIONAL MODEL” — including for things that by law should be handled through legislatures.

It is VERY important, therefore, to get a grip on the extent of wealth and where it is being HIDDEN.  Do NOT get distracted, and don’t be drugged because someone else thinks you are distracted.  Warning:  Reading this material may be hazardous to the couch-potato syndrome, or your sense of status quo.  It probably will also disrupt your peace and sense of a good future (unless you’re financially immune, or mentally asleep).

The last part of this blog dealt with promotion of ADD and national “DISTRACTION” as a druggable condition — rather than an induced (collectively) by our institutions situation (primary of who are schools and family courts, believe it or not.  Throw in MSM and you’ve got the general idea).

BUT — the material with the green background is where I’m going next.  I hope you’ll follow — or get there yourself.

(the next post contrasts this with previous focus — which field I am secure enough to understand, exists, is behaving as I’ve documented it, and is the symptom of more serious problems, besides being one itself.  We literally have to re-create and re-comprehend our relationship as human beings to these “PERSONA” who are, in reality legal entities called Corporations.  While many of us can easily comprehend:

1. There are corporations for profit

2. There are nonprofits (allegedly) for the public good, and services they provide — which is why they are tax-exempt, unlike me (THAT happens to be also a lie, when considered collectively.  They are tax-exempt creations which take grants and other money, redistribute it, buy up assets (real estate) in many cases — or simply take the money and run) — and they are NOT required to help you with anything.  ONly to present an appearance of.

Moreover — it’s an attractive field for crooks as well as genuine philanthropists — because the money is so dispersed, it’s much harder to trace.  They are part of the two-class system.

3.  There are foundations, which is a specialized but much more powerful (it appears) form of nonprofit, in which big corps or families (Ford, MacArthur, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Templeton, Annie E. Casey, etc.) preserve THEIR family wealth by not paying taxes on it, and from there — running government and forming even more nonprofits, etc.

BUT few of us actually view GOVERNMENT entities (and, AUTHORITIES) as Corporations. Pure and simple, almost.

This is NOT “rocket science” or “Brain surgery.”  It’s a matter of some vocabulary, and some definitions with real-time examples.  I gave you the example of the California Park system hiding $20 million (plus $34 somewhere else resulted in the $54 million link, above).   It CAn be grasped.

Got a problem with too many zeroes, i.e., trillions?  take them off (don’t lose count of how many) — the same amount per element — do the math — and put them back on (carefully).   It can be done.  What’s:

$38,000,000,000 – $7,000,000?  Remove six zeroes (each) and you have $38,000 – $7 = $37,993.  Put them back on, and it’s $37,993,000,000 — taking away $7 million from $38 BILLION is significant — but relatively speaking, a spit in the bucket.

See?  Billion to million isn’t that hard — and the figures, however, we are dealing with is TRILLIONS.  that only means three more zeroes.  You can do it!

 

Summarizing Faith-Based, Marriage-Promoting, Change-Agents and Slush Funds…

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CROOKS.

Your Money, Their Tax Exemption,

Your Kids Gone (or Abused) courtesy

Your Government.  Your President(s) Promoting it, Too,

Clinton, Bush, Obama, ….???

Name me one that didn’t promote faith, marriage and fatherhood.

Or have a background involving some real estate deals pre-Presidency.

I’ve been looking (too long, probably) at what these organizations do, how they behave, and what the pattern is.  Unilaterally, it’s sickening (i.e., it’s corrupt).  I believe that collectively this is the “air we breathe” and that it gets back to the money system — a dual class cartel being created and expanded, where those closest to the “Court” may save or prosper their own asses — but it will be at the expense of ethics, truth, and others.  This will lead to more bloodshed, as some are going to resist by non-economic means.

All of this may sound complex (particularly as I don’t present it visually in the best manner — I’d be better in a Q&A, or live; and don’t have graphics skills).  But as to concepts, it isn’t.  If you can think conceptually (and surviving depends on more of it these days) — you can understand these concepts.  The thing is, most people’s lives don’t require analyzing so much of their government from top to bottom, while not being IN it or ON it.  Those of us who got so marginalized and don’t like fake answers (hard truths are OK, “Placebo” truths are not) — have been doing so.

THINGS FLOW:  Electricity, water, air (lava, sometimes), sap, blood, lymph (with help), sewage, OK, MILK, semen, right?– and money.

AND – information / IDEAS — in the form of words, sounds, images, smells — almost anything that involves one of the five senses.  This is your:  face to face, and technology over the decades:  Paper (Gutenberg), Radio, Telegraph, and now, The Internet — Social Media — the web.  . .  . . Etc.

(Some — many — also assert that spirit exists, and as such, it’s been compared to:  wind, fire, and water. (“Earth, Wind and Fire?”)

THINGS FLOW — and they flow GEOGRAPHICALLy and CHRONOLOGICALLY.  MONEY FLOWS.   

In a sense, property ownership ALSO “flows” — from one owner to another.

THINGS FLOW — and when they do, there are conduits, surfaces, or carriers (irrigation systems, etc.) through which they flow.  Or seep.  Or, are transmitted.

Extended illustration that WHAT flows, matters.  Maybe some things shouldn’t be:

As they flow, and over time, they sometimes are themselves transformed (water) or transform (give life — or death) to — other things.  Right now in Pennsylvania, there’s the issue of SHALE (“fracking”) which forcibly injects a mixture of liquids (carrying pollutants) to get the desired oil out, I guess.   (see link) Here’s a description which proves that, if you flush something out that wasn’t meant to be flushed — there is a resulting flow of crap, which has to be hauled away.  I seems that presently the Governor of PA (Corbett) is appealing municipalities protests of an unconstitutional (and so ruled, by the Supreme Court of PA) restriction on local municipalities to protest zoning that would — enable this fracking, I think.  What did the GOV do?  Well, the apparatus was already set — there were states’ attorneys, and a (centralized development agency), the OECD, over which he appointed a crony (“walker”) (or, at least donor to his campaign, and with a financial interests in defeating this Ruled-Unconstitutional act.  Power at work…).

Now, what to do with it?  This is about FLOW and just an illustration.  A large one, of course:

Flowback and Brine Treatment in Pennsylvania

Someone may try to convince you that using 6-million gallons of water for fracing one gas well doesn’t amount to a massive amount of water. Even if they are successful in making that argument, the next topic becomes flowback or brineWhat do you do with the crap that comes back out of the ground?

Gas drilling wastewater receives no treatment to remove frac fluids or chlorides, only dilution with treated sewage from this McKeesport Municipal Authority.
The Municipal Authority of McKeesport accepts 80,000 gallons per day, which is then mixed with treated sewage and dumped into the Monongahela River upstream from Pittsburgh. Hawg Hauling is part of Chesapeake Energy.

Somewhere between 20% and 40% of the water used for hydro-fracing a gas well returns to the surface as flowback, and later as produced water. In addition to the frac fluids added by the gas drilling companies, this water picks up other contaminants from deep in the Earth (~ 7,000 feet deep) with one of the most notable ingredients being salt.

Let’s talk about what’s in it: (from same site — just browse…)

These fluids contain sodium and calcium salts, barium, oil, strontium, iron, numerous heavy metals, soap, radiation and other components. This fluid combination becomes brine wastewater, and tanker trucks hauling it are labeled with RESIDUAL WASTE placard. Treated brine is also sold for deicing and other applications that utilize calcium chloride, often being applied to roadways.

RESIDUAL WASTE placard

((FRom A DIFFERENT SOURCE, same forum though, posted Mon July 9, 2012 11:09pm Link provided there was broken..):

“These first four categories represent effects that would likely be expressed upon immediate exposure, such as eye and skin irritation, nausea and/or vomiting, asthma, coughing, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, tingling, dizziness, headaches,weakness, fainting, numbness in extremities, and convulsions…”…”Health categories that reflect chronic and long-term organ and system damage comprise the middle portion of Figure 2.

These include the nervous system (52%), immune system (40%), kidney (40%), and the cardiovascular system and blood (46%). More than 25% of the chemicals can cause cancer and mutations. Notably, 37% of the chemicals can affect the endocrine system that encompasses multiple organ systems including those critical for normal reproduction and development. The category of other is more common, and includes effects on weight, teeth, and bone and the ability of a chemical to cause death. More than 40% of the chemicals have been found to have ecological effects, indicating that they can harm aquatic

Brine wastewater is difficult and expensive to treat, one of the same reasons we aren’t using much ocean water for agriculture and residential applications. The saltiness of this wastewater creates high levels of TDS (total dissoved solids). Incomplete processing of this brine wastewater, especially when dumped into rivers used for drinking water, creates a high TDS situation that causes drinking water treatment plants problems, likeTrihalomethanes. High TDS water reacts with chlorine when it is processed creating these TTHM’s.

about which, per the EPA

Trihalomethanes (THM) are a group of four chemicals that are formed (along with other disinfection byproducts) when chlorine or other disinfectants used to control microbial contaminants in drinking water react with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter in water. The trihalomethanes are chloroform, bromodi/chloromethane, dibromo/chloromethane, and bromoform (I inserted the “/”s)

That’s sweet, disinfecting with chlorine and other agents creates Chloroform, something used to kill butterflies and sometimes aid in a kidnapping.   

BACK TO TOPIC ABOUT THE FLOW OF IDEAS —

AND WITH THEM, MONEY.  SUCH AS IT IS….

ANOTHER THING THAT SEEMS TO “FLOW” (WITH CERTAIN “CARRIER” ITEMS) IS — POWER.  AND THAT’S WHAT WE NEED TO BE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT, BECAUSE THAT POWER INCLUDES THE POWER TO INCARCERATE, THE THUMBS-UP OR THUMBS-DOWN POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH OVER PEOPLE, OR GROUPS OF PEOPLE.

SOME PEOPLE are just REAL INTENT in consolidating power, and have developed many ways to do so.

In my quest to see why I couldn’t even break a lousy individual (batterer husband) — or my own family off me, I came to understand more and more of these matters affecting the courts, and to understand (I believe) the courts for what they are — gateways to the flow of power DOWNWARDS and not for the right reasons.  I’ve seen enough, and while knowledge is power, it is the delivery system which really counts (which those holding power certainly know) — as well as the MAINTENANCE OF MYTH:

When it comes to MAINTENANCE OF MYtH — there’s nothing like religion + internet.  When it comes to hiding assets, there’s nothing like nonprofits and the internet — and pre-existing institutions.  When it comes to DISTRACTION — there’s nothing like trapping people’s time in a SINGLE system (with captive, so to speak) audiences — rather than understanding how systems interact with each other.

As we speak, I have been accumulating layers (weaving, as it were) of understanding of various threads.  ALL of those threads lead to distribution of money and bring up the question of the IRS.  This brings up the question of whose bright idea it, and the Federal Reserve, and so many other coordinated things that they absolutely do comprise a FABRIC with a certain MODEL that is being (has been) stretched over the U.S. over time.

The CORE of this model is — I’m sure of it now — ECONOMIC

It is the centralization of wealth (as opposed to “money”)

with frightening systems of control, destruction, incarceration, potential forced psychiatric drugging, or simply peddling of narcotics (in addition to the drugging of kids in foster care — or schools — to control them, as well as the elderly, as well as the mentally unstable, as well as the . . . (get it?)  )

we have become also accustomed (too many of us) to believe that DOLLARS are MONEY —

when Dollars are NOT real money– Dollars are Debt-Notes.  

They might as well be play-dough.

And too many legislators have a dual allegiance — one of which is in the Vatican.

The others which say they aren’t Catholic have forgotten that George W. Bush has been called a better Catholic the John F. Kennedy.  JFK actually had a fight with his conscience where faith fought his oath as President of the United States to uphold and defend the Constitution.

I don’t think the former Presidential contestant, Rick Santorum (nor, Michelle Bachmann)

would have had such troubling thoughts as a conscience of the law of the land might give.

They do seem to center geographically on Washington, D.C. (and historically so), with of course hot spots in various states where certain (nonprofit trade associations) have coalesced.  Like, Denver, or Chicago — or some in California (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco).  In the middle of the country, Minnesota (out of all places) has been a hotspot of “DV” activity.   Wisconsin seems to have been a test state almost, for welfare reform (Tommy Thompson, etc.) and is the home state of this “AFCC” I keep talking about. . . . . .  Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma are — well, what they are (very “fatherhood” friendly).  Don’t ask me why NY comes to mind in this area — but it doesn’t.

LET’s CHANGE GEARS:

This blog has been “FAMILY COURT” focused (for its duration).  However, as I kept pulling strands like this — ON MARRIAGE AND FAITH-BASED GRANTEES, SET UP BY HHS COMPASSION GRANTS, MARKETING MATERIALS FROM “SMARTMARRIAGE.COM” CONFERENCEES, DIVERTING FUNDS FROM WELFARE (NEEDY, OFTEN SINGLE-MOTHER HOUSEHOLDS) TO END UP IN PROGRAM HANDS, AS THE “LOW-INCOME” POPULATION STAY THAT WAY — BUT AT LEAST HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF BECOMING PART OF A SOCIAL SCIENCE ENGINEERING TEST RUN, IN ASSOCIATION WITH COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION INSTITUTES ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY “CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE” LAND, INCLUDING IN GEORGIA, DENVER, AND ELSEWHERE: **

. . . . I kept running smack into the problem that, the problem is the dual class system set up by Nonprofit status, to start with.  Nonprofits form boards, have salaries paid, either do (which = prosperity) sell out to HHS policy (which is itself blended with corporate wealth, see GWBush, already) — or go the private foundation route (i.e., PRIVATE wealth) — and from that platform, go about attempting to restructure the entire PUBLIC institution infrastructure, for its own good (as defined by the privately-founded wealth) etc.   Roughly speaking, this might be called — and was exemplified by, the Robert Rectors (Heritage Foundation — i.e., just let us BE the United States Government, after all, we already know how to run things) versus the Peter Edelmans (Georgetown Law, and with the proven track record in Civil Rights, and in association with Children’s Defense Fund, see (his wife), Marian Wright Edelman, who are — let us FIX the United States Government — and by the way, we are taking private wealth.

What about people whose goal is NOT world change (“OUR version, for everyone — not THEIR version, for everyone), but, supporting ourselves and our families, staying active in our communities, and having time left to sleep — plus food to eat?   Suppose we are happy within normal spheres of endeavor — we may want to travel some around the globe, but are not invested in owning and running it?

If I had to go to dinner with one of the two, I’d pick the Edelmans any day, but I do not endorse either of their policies; both are “change agents” and believe that their collective personal vision should be inflicted on future generations, whereas, I’m a single mother (or was), and have daughters — and just don’t happen to agree.   Why?  Because there’s such a thing as too much “SYSTEM.”  Whoever runs a system for the nation, controls the nation — and a lot of its funding.  And the public school system is similar to the family law system.  They’re both here, feed on each other, and put IDEAS (not just people) in boxes, demand payment from someone else for doing this, but when it comes to FENCES (regulations on the administrators of the system), then the parents and nonparents supporting these systems — are FENCED out. See “metal detectors” and “lockdown.”  I cannot think of a more overt collective attack on this country than those two systems, combined, have done to its children — and with the children, the parents who actually DO care about them, but must fight the government for access to their own kids, or a relationship with them.

In short, I don’t believe in nationwide SYSTEMS, period, except where absolutely essential.  I say that having (sort of) survived an abusive “nuclear family” system and am still reeling from the extended family (plus friends) GANG simply because my children were wonderful (and irresistible), and, can you spell, “the love of money”?   I believe this is what middle-aged people (both genders) do when their own (professionally OK, or even successful) lives are simply boring, unrewarding, or meaningless.

(SO, that long link above link is to a topic on Scranton PT which has a recent dredging of the marriage- and faith-based shell corps (and resulting headlines about their various frauds) AND shows how a major community change initiative by Saul Alinsky (Industrial Areas Foundation — now based out of Grace Episcopal in Chicago) (a) worked and (b) morphed from “using” the access to people that churches represented, to strengthening churches AS institutions and centers for receiving (federal) grants to change communities.  It seems the HHS was fine with that — and somehow money is getting lost in the process.

CHURCHES COMMUNITY CHANGE AGENTS WITH CONTROL-CENTRAL:

A few of the posts (on that topic & forum) also uncovered in the process a COPYCAT of the Industrial Areas Foundation adapted to Christianity — or at least the veneer of churchianity — apparently some woman was overly impressed by some man who (it turned out) had himself been through PICO training.  What “PICO” is appears to be a recruiting process — an organization trawls locally for leadership material and then recruits them into separate membership which becomes a “change agent” and then that local leaders goes forth and conquers. . . . . . . .  I guess this is an alternative to normal judicial & legislative processes, perhaps….  (A SAMPLE COMMENT)

Here’s re: PICO, allegedly modeled after Saul Alinksy ideas and around neighborhood organizing.  Apparently neighborhoods now being more fractured, they headed for the churches (ca. 1980s). Interesting and relevant from wikipedia.  PICO (Pacific Institute for Community Organizing) started in Oakland, CA  1972, by a Jesuit priest, John Bauman

Spoiler
PICO National Network provides training and consultation and develops national strategy for its affiliated congregation-based community organizations. As of 2007 PICO had 53 local and regional affiliates, representing 150 cities in 17 states, with 1000 member institutions claiming to represent a million people.[1] It is also involved with organizing and training efforts in six countries of Central America and Rwanda in Africa

PICO conducts six-day national leadership development seminars four times a year, teaching the theory and practice of congregation-based organizing. Each year an additional seminar is presented in Spanish. Local affiliates also provide members and leaders with training on building and sustaining strong organizations, identifying potential leaders through one-on-one relational meetings, researching community issues, developing budgets, and working with public officials.[11]

PICO leader attracted to ideas of Saul Alinksy, i.e. incl.  Alinsky’s tactics were often unorthodox. In Rules for Radicals Alinsky wrote, “[t]he job of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a ‘dangerous enemy.'” According to Alinsky, “the hysterical instant reaction of the establishment [will] not only validate [the organizer’s] credentials of competency but also ensure automatic popular invitation.”[8]

PICO is basically community organizing to solve the world’s (i.e., it mentions urban, suburban and rural) projects — with connections to Central America and Rwanda…

In PICO’s congregation-community model, congregations of all denominations and faiths serve as the institutional base for community organizations. Rather than bring people together simply based on common issues like housing or education, the faith-based or broad-based organizing model makes values and relationships the glue that holds organizations together.

PICO National Network - Unlocking the Power of People

PICO builds community organizations based on religious congregations, schools and community centers, which are often the only stable civic gathering places in many neighborhoods

REGARDING the North County Sponsoring Committee (aka Faith Works) — it’s basically a PICO affiliate.

FROM 2002 return, its nonprofit purpose is to provide leadership training:

To strengthen North San Diego County families and communities by assisting religious congregations and other community groups in the development of leadership that is educated and organized for effective participation in civic life

No officers paid yet, and no employees.  Largest expense under “other” includes PICO consulting fee:  $14,675, plus training fees and training mileage:

This is fascinating — but mostly in its context, which I realize you are not, just now.


Why Governments (Corporations) Whine so much, What They Aren’t Telling Us, and How to Look It Up . . . .

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Individuals believe that “the budget” and “governments” are one. This is false“*
How does one tell the American people that governments are stealing from them? They will not believe it. They believe the government and the elected officials. Only a nut would attempt to demonstrate that politicians are not completely honest. Well, I am that nut and I have the qualifications to prove that governments are stealing from them.”  *
(from a site put together by a retired USAF and “Former: Auditor/Commander, Air Force Audit Agency Federal Accountant,”).  Others are also reporting this, such as Catherine Austin Fitts, formerly FHA.  It just happens to be true! And needs to be seen in this light:

Do you have any idea what it’s like to have been on welfare, got off, then listen to the talking heads on TV? [Expired Link, see “2016 updates” some paragraphs, in fact an entire discussion, below]

This background color inside the maroon borders = 2016 updates. In April, 2016, I am completing the Blog’s “Table of Contents,” linking to posts retroactively from 9/24/2012 back to its beginning in 2009.  I still remember writing most of these posts and where my head was at, shortly after discovering the existence of “CAFRs” and then listening more critically to public debates about what makes people poor, and the progressive/conservative versions of what’s good or bad about welfare reform…Along the way, reviewing some posts, I sometimes update broken links, clear up some tables or margins, and may even add some identifying post tags, or an excerpt.


[[2016 comment: I believe that this Tavis Smiley Interview with Peter Edelman, “The anti-poverty advocate discusses his text, So Rich, So Poor.” 24:40 |Episode].  I do not have a transcript]] may have been one of the interviews I was referring to.  Several links to his promotion of the book exist on-line.  I started to update with replacement info and links, but this turned into a new page, or post.  Will (hopefully) link to that here if it’s published — or it’ll be on the updated table of contents!]]

(Both of whose corporations and agenda I’ve looked at:  Robert Rector of Heritage, and Peter Edelman, Professor of Law at Georgetown ) playing Us versus Them on TV, over welfare reform?  (While Mr. Edelman is also selling his book).

This deserves a separate post — but FYI, Welfare reform was targeted against single black mothers (too fertile, and needed a kick in the behind to get to work, plus the fathers needed carrots and sticks also) — and so who are the authorities for or against it?

Two esteemed white men...( with all due respect for — not Mr. Rector, but Mr. Edelman — see this blog, and get real!) —  knowing that HHS is full of slush funds, HUD probably IS being run as a criminal organization (People better qualified than I have explained it QUITE well and I’ll continue linking to it) and we — actually — are by contract with USA, Inc. — collateral for its debt?

Both are up in arms about the poor aren’t WORKING enough, the lazy bums (Rector) OR, they aren’t paid enough (Edelman) — when in fact in this post and others, I keep documenting people whose “work” is forming fake corporations and getting the courts to do their fishing for business, plus the corporation franchise set up by the federal government, and so forth.  Or taking money from the taxpayers in a state to meet secretly with a top honcho on how to promote marriage (steer marriage-promoting grants to cronies) — for example.

It’s a corporation and apparently what’s really going on over here is that when those HUGE corporate debts come due (about every 70 years), there’s a restructuring.  I just read this site through — it’s only a few pages — but if blended with thought (thinking) about its significance, SOME things won’t be the same again.


 


 

For example, the words “New Deal.” — — Here you go:   Start with “The District of Columbia Act of 1871”  At the bottom of each (not too long) page is a link to the next, as in “Myth #22,” etc.   There is no short cut for going through this — and because it is focusing on DEFINITIONS, and in Sequence — this is a MUST-READ

ALSO NOTE:

“A large portion of the information flying around the patriot and tax protest communities is false, baseless or worse.  Don’t believe anybody, just because they sound good. …”

I have no idea who “Team Law” is — but this is who the site says they are, or rather, what they’re into.  Also check out their chronological and short (but it packs a punch) “History of Our Nation.”

What is Team Law?   

Team Law is a self-help educational organization founded to help people:

  • Learn how to learn the law;
  • So they can learn how to apply the law;
  • So they can save our country and even the world.

Regardless of who you are, you are required to know the law. Yet in today’s society most people know very little about the law and or about our actual history; instead, they simply rely on others to tell them what to do. Thus, regardless of their actual rights and or nature they remain subjects to those that they rely upon for that guidance. Thus, because the people are generally ignorant of the law they are easily controlled and manipulated by others. If the people were to learn the law and its history they could:

  • Recognize mankind’s sovereign nature;
  • Secure our original Constitutional Republic form of government;
  • Preserve our Constitution and Laws;
  • Assure that our children learn and know the Law;
  • Preserve our actual history;
  • Inspire industry; and, develop wealth that continues to grow and be controlled by the people in their own hands.

THAT SAID — the entire rest of this post is transplanted from just a few over at Scranton PT – which wouldn’t fit.  COMMENTS ON “CAFR” and an example of one from Pennsylvania, dated August 10, 2012, same gravatar as here:

Could anyone LOCATE SOME OF THAT MISSING FUNDING.  GO GET THE CAFRs — as it explains (bottom link) — GOVERNMENTS LIKE US TO “FORGET” ABOUT SURPLUSES WHEN THEY SHOW BUDGETS.

HOW SOMEONE FOUND $54 million excess in California, where to look  “Advance Liability Funds”

Los Angeles Times | July 20, 2012 | 0:22 PM

California’s state parks system secretly stashed away $54 million even as it was cutting services and threatening to close parks, officials announced today. The department’s director, Ruth Coleman, resigned, and her second in command was fired as the hidden surplus was revealed. The state attorney general’s office is conducting an investigation.

The announcement means the department has plenty of cash, even though it has been soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations in what was thought to be a desperate scramble to keep parks open. ~ Officials from the agency that oversees the parks department said the department has under-reported tens of millions of dollars for the last 12 years. 

For the full story and latest information go to http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-state-parks-20120721,0,3462998.story

This site (a blog, 7/2012) talks about how pension funds (PSERS, or CALPERS) are used to fund corporations — but who knows what those corps are doing?

As a taxpayer, you should know that many 100′s of billions of dollars are ripped out of the tax-base each year and force fed into the nation-wide pension system (including Social Security) in the form of ”on-behalf” taxpayer “contributions” for federal, state, local, and district pension employees. This world-wide phenomenon has created an international pension investment system that, in January 2008, Morgan Stanley estimated held over US $20 trillion in assets, and are collectively the largest investment platform in the world. Others with a less personal and unbiased interest in these pension funds make this estimate to be many trillions higher.

They are getting profits on these investments, overall — not losses.  Governments are corporations and it is their business to get profits.  Hence, showing lowest possible budgets (to the public) is good for getting more money from (the public).  There are a number of tricks to it, like — not reporting their holdings as well as their cash flow, as these blogs explain..

Calpers, for example (2011) invests in these other currencies: (that’s their “CAFR” link 2011):  (see PSERS, last comment).  ..

AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR BRAZILIAN REAL CANADIAN DOLLAR CHILEAN PESO COLOMBIAN PESO CZECH KORUNA DANISH KRONE EGYPTIAN POUND EURO CURRENCY HONG KONG DOLLAR HUNGARIAN FORINT INDIAN RUPEE INDONESIAN RUPIAH ISRAELI SHEKEL JAPANESE YEN MALAYSIAN RINGGIT MEXICAN PESO (NEW) MOROCCAN DIRHAM NEW TAIWAN DOLLAR NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR NORWEGIAN KRONE PAKISTAN RUPEE PERUVIAN NOUVEAU SOL PHILIPPINE PESO

THAILAND BAHT TURKISH LIRA UAE DIRHAM

POLISH ZLOTY POUND STERLING SINGAPORE DOLLAR SOUTH AFRICAN RAND SOUTH KOREAN WON SRI LANKA RUPEE SWEDISH KRONA SWISS FRANC

in a kazillion “corporate”  (securities, I DNK), domestic cash (like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac,etc.),and in these SOVEREIGN (other nations) BONDS:

BRITISH COLUMBIA PROV FED REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL FED REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL FED REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL FED REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL FED REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL FED REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL FED REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL HYDRO QUEBEC HYDRO QUEBEC HYDRO QUEBEC HYDRO QUEBEC   KFW (huh?),  KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN NOVA SCOTIA PROVINCE ONTARIO (PROVINCE OF) PROVINCE OF QUEBEC PROVINCE OF QUEBEC REPUBLIC OF CHILE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY REPUBLIC OF ITALY REPUBLIC OF ITALY REPUBLIC OF KOREA REPUBLIC OF KOREA REPUBLIC OF PANAMA REPUBLIC OF PANAMA REPUBLIC OF PERU REPUBLIC OF POLAND REPUBLIC OF POLAND REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA RUSSIA FOREIGN BOND STATE OF ISRAEL STATE OF QATAR STATE OF QATAR SWEDISH EXPORT CREDIT UNITED MEXICAN STATES UNITED MEXICAN STATES UNITED MEXICAN STATES UNITED MEXICAN STATES UNITED MEXICAN STATES UNITED MEXICAN STATES

 AND IN US GOVERNMENT STUFF, INCLUDING H.U.D.: FANNIE MAE FANNIE MAE FANNIE MAE FANNIE MAE FANNIE MAE FARMER MAC GTD TR 07 1 FREDDIE MAC, FREDDIE MAC GOVT TRUST CERT TUNISIA HOUSING URBAN DEVELOPMNT TENN VALLEY AUTHORITY TENN VALLEY AUTHORITY TENN VALLEY AUTHORITY TENN VALLEY AUTHORITY TSY INFL … US TREASURY N/B (A TON OF US TREASURY). .   book value, $18 billion, Market Value, $22 billion  

IT ALSO IS INVESTED IN PAGES & PAGES OF MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES (can you spell, real estate debt?), DEBT OF OTHER SOVEREIGN STATES (Germany, Canada, Belgium, France, Japan, Austria, Poland, Chile, Scotland, Sweden, Wales, Singapore, Finland) — it’s definitely an international “Player” and investor.

but they are raising tuition for their students . . . 

Resource from retired USAF colonel, very clear teaching and forms to find, review and report on these CAFRs — the man died in 2004.  But before then — for example, in NJ, when they found out about this resource, some people began reading it aloud — over the airwaves; they got people organized to look up the CAFrs in their counties, etc.  And then (naturally) came under attack for a while.

This “CAFRman.com” site says in 2003, Pennsylvania had $21 BILLION surpluses.  The key is — to know that the BUDGET for governments does NOT include money not spent the previous year — or all its holdings.

1. The budget only covers a small portion of the State’s financial condition. There are a group of funds not part of the budget process.

  • The CAFR covers, he says, four kinds of funds:  1.Government, 2. Proprietary, 3. Fiduciary and 4. Component Units (of gov’t).  The budget  — what they squawk loudly about — is only from #1 of 4.

The complete list of funds and budgetary requirements are found in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This report depicts thecomplete financial status of the State. The budget only covers a portion of the financial resources of the government.

2. Next year’s budget consists only of next year’s estimated revenues and next year’s estimated expenditures. Previous years’ revenues not used (spent) are normally not considered in the next year’s budget, but should be. In other words, the previous years’ revenues (as shown in the CAFR) are not recycled back to the budget process.

Historically, a budget consists of three parts: 1) Funds brought forward (funds not previously spent); 2) Next year’s estimated revenues; and 3) Next year’s estimated expenditures.

But somewhere along the way the funds brought forward category was lost. In accounting,the previous years’ revenues are no longer called revenue but have been converted to Cash and Investments. Since they no longer called Revenues governments have forgotten about them to the public. They are there but not considered in the budget process, but should be.

**sounds like the public should start reminding the government about these — after locating them!

Very good site to help look for that stuff that’s NOT being talked about.  It also tells people how to go for it…need not be a computer geek..  “there are approximately 83,000 governments and government-like entities in the U.S. We can only start you at the State, county, township, and/or city level. From there you will have to do some digging and ask questions.”

Finding a CAFR // Review Process “very simple — only 2 schedules — just need the CAFR, a pencil, a calculator & two forms:   Find the funds/subfunds & totals with surpluses add’em up, divide by population for “per capita.” (also often in “Exhibit A”).  (this is very methodical and laid out here….)

(from the conclusion of this straightforward site, put up by  Gerald R. Klatt Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.)Former: Auditor/Commander, Air Force Audit Agency Federal Accountant [[Friend of Walter Burien, apparently]]

The Wealth Gap and Communism

10% Own 73.2% of U.S. Wealth

 When Does Communism Exist, 73.2%, 90%, or 100%?

Remember, communism is a concept or system of society in which the major resources and means of production are owned by the community (governments and a few individuals who control governments) rather than by individuals. In theory, such societies provide for equal sharing of all work, according to ability, and all benefits, according to need. Some conceptions of communist societies assume that, ultimately, coercive government would be unnecessary and therefore that such a society would be without rulers. Until the ultimate stages are reached, however,communism involves the abolition of private property by a revolutionary movement; responsibility for meeting public needs is then vested in the state.

The special elite decide on how the wealth will be distributed among the people. All life styles, standard of living, actions, thoughts, and even life itself is decided by the state because the state owns and controls everything. Is it possible that communism could be created within a capitalistic society without a revolution? Have we already reached that point?

Reforms Come From Below. No Man With Four Aces Howls for a New Deal. 
(Fundamental Tenet of Reform) 
(see above).   cf. at what point does it become communism — when gov’t plus a very few control resources AND means to produce?  I don’t know, but if we don’t know what collective government is holding, I know that’s dumb!
OTHER QUOTES (from same source):
 

Governments are Corporations. And a Budget is Only a Fraction of their Story…

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Unbelievable….  I have only been looking at some of this for about two days, but because of certain other background, I know it’s  — sensible.

I’m not even going to bother much of an introduction.  This post consists of three articles on the topic — the top one (in a frame) is from 2012, in response, I believe to California having “discovered” $54 million in a special fund after it had threatened to close the parks.  The people who responded to the appeal and donated to keep parks open, want their money back.  The next is 1999 (WorldNetDaily) and I believe the last is from 2000 (also WorldNetDaily).  I am posting them to put some concepts in our // the blogosphere’s head.

LOOK — I blogged AFCC pretty hard (not only me, but I worked at it) and to go to TAGGS.hhs.gov (not that it’s accurate, but it’s an indicator) and to look up tax returns on court-referred nonprofits, and I got as far as, the Income Tax is the problem, creating a dual-class society.

This just takes it up a step:  Enjoy!  

I am sitting here also reflecting on the past years of my life when I was trying to get back in the system, i.e., Dammit, let me back in the workforce, and cut this custody/child support racket.  I didn’t realize at that time that my primary value was not as a worker, but as a breeder for a little social security # (actually, more than one).  Apparently they can be used multiple times from multiple funds….

There are times I’ve been hungry — and close to homeless, or (more often — and to this date) been extorted with the threat of homelessness over the issues of protesting simple matters, and to silence speaking up on it.  Over time (in my microcosm) I came to realize this was about money only (for some) and kids, secondarily.   NOW, I don’t even want back on the system — or to “feed it” any of what remains of my life energies.

Put this together with other material, and it does start to come together, i.e., citizenship in the United States is a contract.  The United States (as we now interact with it, not as we mythologize it) is a corporation.  A very, very large one.

Wars take money, raising money causes debt; after the war, a bankruptcy gets filed causing corporate restructure, while all of us are kind of told nothing has significantly changed — think about 1776, and believe that it’s still that same old USA. . . . .

I’ll shut up.  Just put some of this in your pipe and smoke it – and this ain’t weed:**

**(note:  non-user).

INTRO from “BIO” of Mr. Burien:  Pretty much after this, the blog is not my writing — sources are the links.  Cut and paste, you know how that goes!

 The blackout though from the syndicated media, controlled education, and both primary political parties continues and is diligently enforced due to the symbiotic relationship for the use of the massive wealth  / investment capital involved within the structure of the CAFR. They do what they do due to the money and control involved. Nothing more and nothing less..

Collective government in the USA owns and controls more than any of us knew. Collective totals of investment, gross income, and standing wealth local and Federal government secures, holds, and generates each year is substantially greater than the same from the entire private sector in the USA. Or in other words as Mr. Burien puts it: Russia’s (communism’s) wet dream of the 1940s per control and ownership held by government with a capitalist / fascist twist. The big earth shaker was that two-thirds of government’s gross income was from non-tax sources. Collective standing investment totals held “internationally” from all local and federal government entities in the USA as of 1999 of “liquid” investment assets conservatively as of 1999 exceeded 60 trillion dollars and as of 2010 within its continued growth over 100 trillion dollars has been reached. Did the public or most government employees know this? No, they did not. What about most in the financial arena? No also.. They were not intended to have a cognitive thought on this issue and great efforts were exerted by the control structure to maintain an intentional void and vacuum in the thought processes of the general population not to even think about the issue and specific data was spoon fed the viewers creating a limited view as was intended..

 

http://CAFR1.com/Dale.html
CAFR1 in Reply to Judge Dale’s Comments
by Walter Burien – CAFR1
05/13/12Judge Dale’s comments, even though appearing to be explaining the game going on, are misdirections away from the core reality. The points he brings up are valid but the underlying core reality is left out.Yes, the dollar is a “fiat” currency as most currencies are. They are a bartering tool for HARD ASSETS. The currency has no physical value, it is what is acquired with the currency that has value and those hard assets are convertible into ANY currency or barter tool such as Swiss Frank, British Pound, Gold, or even if a farmer wishes to exchange land or crops if it can be arranged.Judge Dale gives the view of the “curtain” in front of the “Wizard” and at the same time creates a 100% void of the aspect of the Wizard’s actions behind the curtain. The following paragraph pulls back the curtain and qualifies what the Wizard has done here:** The wizard utilizes that fiat currency bartered over the decades for exchange to buy up all of the assets both domestically and globally. Land; buildings; developments; corporations; debt instruments, etc. And said here again, these hard assets can be exchanged for “ANY” bartering tool used globally; dollars, Chinese Yuan, Gold, promissory notes, Mexican Peso, etc. So the issue is not the bartering tool being used, but what is happening with all of the “hard assets” being acquired over the decades. I note the peoples productivity value is also a hard asset being that it is drained from them and then used  to acquire other hard assets.

THE GOVERNMENT’S SECRET SLUSH FUNDS


‘Trillions of dollars hidden,’ finance crusader charges

Published: 06/14/1999 at 1:00 AM in World Net Daily, by Sarah Foster:

All levels of government conceal the existence of these vast sums of
money by keeping and filing what amounts to two sets of financial books
– one for the general public, which shows a very limited revenue
stream, and the second, for political insiders, bond brokers, investors
and the like, which reveals the money hoards and gives an accurate
account of a government’s income.

There’s enough money in these hoards — largely the result of
aggressive investing on the part of government — to pay off the $5.6
trillion national debt and the accumulated state and local debt many
times over, plus cut everyone’s taxes for years to come, according to
Walter Burien, a former Wall Street commodities trader, whose
revelations — on talk radio and the Internet — about government
finance practices have sparked a nationwide firestorm of public outrage
over an arcane, hitherto all-but-ignored subject.

The first set of government books, the budget, projects the flow of
tax money into the general fund for the coming year and directs how it
will be spent. The second is the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
(CAFR), and not one City Hall watcher in a thousand has ever heard of
it.

“Everyone knows about budgets,” says Burien. “Politicians use the
budget to ask for more money, to try and show that a city or county is
poorer than it is. They’re playing the public for dupes on the budgetary
basis — that is, they only mention the budgetary basis and never
mention the comprehensive annual report that’s the real set of books.”

CAFRs (pronounced “cay-fers”) are financial documents that show,
among other things, the balances of all the funds for a given entity –
e.g., city, a county, school board. CAFRs, says Burien, report a
government’s total income, which is exponentially greater — millions
and even billions of dollars greater — than is shown by the budget.

Burien is essentially charging that many, if not all, governments,
from the lowliest water district to the state legislature to Congress
are significantly underreporting their incomes and overcharging for
their services — and nobody’s calling them on it. The press won’t, he
says, because they’re part of the cover-up.

But is he right?

Reached by telephone at his Arizona home, Burien described how in
1989 he came face to face with a CAFR for the first time. At the time he
had just helped set up a tax protest group called Hands Across New
Jersey, the state in which he was living.

“A governor — Jim Florio — had just been elected on an anti-tax
platform,” said Burien, “but as soon as he gets into office there’s a
$2.2 billion tax increase — the largest in the state’s history — and
the proverbial whatever hit the fan. One local radio station was doing
some rabble rousing and asking people to call in with examples of waste
in government spending. Most examples involved $5,000, $15,000. The
highest was $85,000. And the callers were all furious and foaming at the
mouth at these examples.”

Aware that the state of New Jersey handles billions of dollars,
Burien figured that if there were any waste it would be in the millions,
not thousands, of dollars. He checked the state Annual Budget Report,
which showed the costs of all services to be $17 billion, with the “net
available” (for paying bills) at $24.6 billion.

“Then I asked the question the IRS asks, where are the cash gross
receipts? I added up to at least $44 billion for annual income.”

Burien noticed that certain state agencies — the so-called profit
centers — like the New Jersey Turnpike and the Newark Port Authority
weren’t mentioned, and he called the Office of the Budget for more
information. Posing as a low-level bureaucrat, he said he was preparing
a report for the director and needed figures on the autonomous agency
accounts, interest accounts and investment accounts.

“Oh, you need the comprehensive annual financial report,” he was
told.

“Bingo! That’s the first time I had heard of that,” said Burien,
emphasizing that he had been involved with finances and accounting for
years and knew his way around state and local government agencies — yet
had never heard of a such a report. He arranged for one to be sent to
him.

A self-described “bottom-line kind of guy,” Burien “crunched” some
numbers and came up with some astonishing figures.

“Are you ready for this?” he asked. “Here’s the statement of the
service budget — $17 billion. Yet they brought in $86.799 billion for
the year. New Jersey was charging $87 billion and providing $17 billion
in public services.”

Worse, the CAFR for the fiscal year showed New Jersey had liquid
investment funds of $188 billion; common stocks worth $70 billion; $10
billion due from loans to public and private corporations; and $14
billion in insurance company equity participation. New Jersey, which
claimed less than $25 million in annual income on its budget, was
sitting on $300 billion in cash, stocks, loans and insurance equity,
according to the CAFR.

“On that day, I learned the definition of syndicated organized
crime,” he said. “There was a real scam going on. Costs and expenses for
public services were reported on the budget where taxes and fees paid
100 percent of the bill for the services. Which in New Jersey that year
was $17 billion.

“But, whenever there was a profit center — like the turnpike or the
Port Authority — that generated non-tax revenue, the legislature had
restricted that income from being reported in the budget. Income from
the profit centers was shown only on the CAFR.”

Having heard the wake-up call, Burien today is a man with a mission.
He has been on numerous talk shows. As a result the Internet is humming
with e-mails and reports by activists across the country swapping horror
stories about similar discoveries of hoards of money squirreled away in
obscure fund accounts by “servants of the people” at City Hall . . .

NOTE — there is more to this article, and other points of view or explanations of CAFRs which are worth reading.  About now, my mind — which usually does OK processing basic concepts, and often new concepts — is having a bit of a rough time trying to grasp the significance of this,  let alone application to real-time decision making.  Please note – 1999 was a very long time ago.  However, I believe burien’s basic analysis makes sense, which is found over at CAFR1.com:

_ _ _ Another similar article, in interview format — this is with Geoff Metcalf, found at WND (a conservative site):

Date is August, 2000:  http://www.wnd.com/2000/08/6265/  “THE GOVERNMENT’S SECRET TRILLIONS.”

Metcalf’s daily radio show can be heard on
TalkNetDaily weekdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time.

Question: For those who do not already know the story, how did you ever find out about these Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports?

Answer: About 10 years ago, I had been a commodities broker on Wall Street for 15 years. I was one of the first tenants in the World Trade Center. I did an international newsline coast to coast on commodities. I thought I knew what was going on; I thought I was one of those sharp little crackers. I always thought government was maybe hiding 5 to 10 percent maximum of the revenue and not reporting it to the public.

{{then he goes into the situation in NJ and new governor, see above)}}

I have ONE thing to say.  You have to start reading this — and understanding it.  If I can understand it, you can understand it.  Period.  If you can’t understand it here, find somewhere else in which to understand it.  Sorry about my formatting — but, then go get this understanding on a website whose formatting you like better.  And when the local government (which is a corporation) tells you they’re broke, you’ll know — as I pretty well began to understand about a year ago — they’re simply lying.  Oh, not everyone in gov’t may know — but the fact is:  it’s a Goddamn lie.  See Silva v. Garcetti for just a sample, just in one timeframe.

I got it that Friday and started crunching numbers. Here’s a state with a declared service budget of $17 billion showing a net available on their budget report of $24 billion. The year’s totals on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: $188 billion.

Q: $188 billion!?

A: Correct. Investment funds, assets and so forth. The income I started looking for was total cash gross receipts — the number one item the IRS asks you for in an audit.

Q: Would this be interest on investments?

A: Total income. Whether it be cash collected by state agencies, federal grants, the whole nine yards — total income. I found it on page 174 of the 1989 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report under cash additions. Here’s a state with a declared service budget of $17 billion that was bringing in, “in cash,” $86,799,000,000. I learned the definition of syndicated organized crime on the spot and the principle of operation. Anything that was a cost and an expense, an outright cost on a budgetary basis, the public footed 100 percent of the bill for 100 percent of the services. Anything that was a substantial profit center was totally restricted by statute from inclusion whatsoever with the budgetary basis.

Q: This is above and beyond the off-budget stuff.

A: Whenever you hear the word “off-budget,” that is something that is inclusive in the budget. When you look at the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, you will see complete separate areas totally restricted by statute for inclusion with the budgetary basis. A lot of people would refer to it as “two sets of books,” although it’s not exactly two sets of books. The budget report is in one book, and the Consolidated Annual Financial Report is THE book, the showing of the complete pizza pie.

Q: There are two things I want us to make real clear. You conducted your investigation in New Jersey. But this is not unique to New Jersey.

A: I’m going back 10 years. When I found out about New Jersey, especially when I found out they had approximately $80 billion in common-stock ownership, as a commodity trading adviser …

Q: You wanted them as a client.

A: That was actually true to a certain extent. But I was mad more than I was greedy. I said, “How could I have not heard of this?” Here’s New Jersey holding $80 billion in common stock. I was a commodity-trading adviser. I dealt with a lot of the CEOs of some of the major investment firms and I never heard it mentioned — in any circles. I found out when I called the mailroom of the Department of Treasury for New Jersey. It was sent out to every editor of every paper up and down the East Coast. It was sent to the directors and CEOs of ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN. And now I’m getting mad. I was seeing a cooperative effort at non-disclosure and it wasn’t as if it was just created that year and the word hadn’t gotten around.

Q: This Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, is it just a stack of numbers or is it something that has an executive summary and can actually be read and understood?

A: The CAFR is set up to be a simple, quick evaluation book to show: total income, total assets, total investments, total net worth. What’s been going on in this country for the last 65 years is government will always focus the public’s attention — intentionally so — on the budgetary basis of the budget report. And the only thing the budget report is, is their annual operating expenses.

Q: Give me an example.

A: Say it cost us $30,000 a year to maintain our house. Say our salary or income was $100,000 a year and we had a million dollars in investments, and say our total net worth was $3 million. What if we talked about our $30,000 budget as being our net worth? It would be ludicrous.

Q: So this is an intentional scam?

A: You’ve had a shell game played on the public where governments are constantly talking their budget, their budget, their budget. They just happen to leave out the decades and decades and decades of investment wealth that has been building up, the decades and decades and decades of enterprise and venture projects they have created separate from the budgetary basis.

Q: Just how ubiquitous are these Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports?

A: The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was created by a group called Government Financial Officers Association in 1946. It was a program created to standardize accounting in all local governments so the federal government could easily see what the true picture was. In 1981, the federal government mandated that all local governments prepare a CAFR or, in the alternative, a combined financial statement. To qualify this, there are over 54,000 separate corporations within local government.

Q: What kind of corporations are you talking about?

A: A city is a corporation; a state is a corporation; a school district is a corporation. Each is filing their own separate report, each with their own investments. I’ve had a lot of people looking at their state reports. They see the tens of billions of dollars they never knew existed — and they are floored. Then I bring to their attention: “You’re just looking at the state report.”

Q: Give us an example.

A: I’ll use the state of Washington as an example. It lists $64 billion in liquid investment funds. Now the state of Washington has 2,300 separate local government corporations filing their own separate reports: cities, counties, school districts, authorities. You have 2,300 other reports.

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