Business Seeds planted Before the Wars, Shade Trees We Grew Up Under [Pennsylvania Economy League]
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).
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:
|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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|EIN||Legal Name (Doing Business As)||City||State||Country||Deductibility Status|
|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|
…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.