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Dividing Lines, State of the Union, Scapegoating the Poor for Sport.

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This post is out of sequence, as I am thinking about the United States of America Budget, and tonight’s State of the Union Address. Please just take it at face value (WYSIWYG); I started out mentioning Food Stamps, considering a typical (?) case I know which shows the alternate route to Food Stamps from self-sufficiency can easily go through the family courts (a particularly egregious case; though there are some in all states, another one I’m following just now from Minnesota), as my case also did. This tells me that even people with going businesses that might be self-sustaining (such as the Georgia case showed) can still lose it all to a single family court judge, and are doing so.

After that, I remembered that this particular judge was on a national council dealing with major federal grants (CJJDP) through the USDOJ, and fleshed it out from here — finishing out these 10,000++ words (most of them quotes) with articles on Food Stamps, and another exhortation to consider what the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) have been telling us – taxes are NOT good, they are bad, and at this point, unnecessary.  To see this, you have to get a scope of the number of governments, consider their collective holdings, SEE that these holdings are at a minimum producing interest income, but moreso are held in pooled investments which produce returns.

All that our taxes (particularly the income tax) continue to do is exaggerate and exacerbate the differences between people who make a living with JOBS and those who do not, but instead, buy, sell, and more directly invest in corporations.   You can’t see this without taking a look.   However, some of the information below might persuade SOME of you it’s worth taking a look.  I hope!

I question, for example, why a single company (ICF International) worth $937 million should get $9 million of grants from HHS, half of them devoted to promoting marriage and fatherhood, and many more interesting things…So here goes!…


The State of the Union Address from President Obama is tonight.  I heard this morning, there is a plan to cut $85 billion from Food Stamps, and subsidies to farms.

I’m not familiar with farm subsidies, but I know at least which government operations (called “the courts’) are driving many Americans ONTO Food Stamps needlessly, and Americans are also funding this type of outrage (paying for judges’ salaries, courtrooms, prisons, bailiffs, file clerks, the entire apparatus, and more) every time they work a job and have wages garnished for income taxes, or pay any other kind of sales tax allegedly used to fund government operations at the Federal, or State, or County, or Municipality level, and/or when they use government services.  For example:  get married — a marriage license fee.  Get divorced — a fee for filing dissolution (ever think where those go to?).

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January 28, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Who Owns the Basic Asset Infrastructures of the World? Keep It In Mind!

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*disclaimer, again:  I’m not a CPA or an attorney.  Anything I’ve learned here has been from a combination of the School of Hard Knocks (aka marriage), the Family Court gauntlet (next decade) and from comparing what I read with what I see, i.e., deductive reasoning, and from the lifelong habits of noticing where the status quo and theories that justify it, are just too irrational to swallow.  Starting long before, “What’s the Excuse for Abuse, THIS time?” and that abuse will often be FIRST, economic, and SECOND, if that’s not sufficient, physical force, and both covered up with what some call reasons, others call excuses and I call (depending on who’s speaking), lies.

When children lie about something, it’s often to cover up misdeeds, protect others, or get what they want.  Same goes with parents, who shouldn’t demonstrate lying for children.  But what we have is “IN LOCO PARENTIS” not exactly precisely technically speaking LYING — simply consistently forgetting, not bothering to, well, tell the Truth (the most important parts of it) in order to get what THEY want, which is to play parents for other adults who have already paid their way to prosperity, either through buying things they sell, or working as a tax-deductible expenses in their businesses.

Another thing I’ve clearly deduced is that there are downside and upsides to believing REALLY big lies and collectively, the downsides are that they tend towards slavery and genocide, large-scale and ongoing, and induce by misleading information most of the population and coerce those who aren’t misled, into not just participating, but to funding it.

IF there is an upside, by continuing the pretense long enough, you may not have to swim upstream, might be able to blend in long enough and (some use drugs or distractions for this) might be able to fool even yourself that what you think are the most important truths in life (IF thinking gets that far) indeed are, and retain employment until retirement, or enough to make ends meet, etc.

People who pay taxes and expect government services (including “protect our children” etc.) need to understand that they are paying for, as they work, and are taxed, a government that already owns the major infrastructures of the world.  A look at who else is on the list should show us the power of ownership of such infrastructures and what fields they are in.

Basic accounting concepts relate to ownership, to labeling, and to keeping track of it.   Without accepting and understanding that governments (not just corporations) are actually “corporations” (businesses) and run as businesses — we don’t know who owns what (or how much), or have a tool to assess, IF we are being misled by accounting technicalities from the underlying truth.  While something technically might not be a LIE if all it’s done is withhold most of the truth, withholding most of the truth is generally done in order to perpetuate a lie as the TRUTH.  To produce an intended result bypassing due process and informed consent of the people who will foot the bill, or  suffer the consequences.  These people are going to be poor, or they are going to be people who’s only known source of income to buy food, housing, transportation, education (which they’ve already been billed for IF it’s via public school systems) — and by definition unless those wages are from government jobs themselves, or nonprofits (etc.) — these people are going to be disenfranchised on the deal of what goes on in their neighborhoods.

When Governments LIE BY MISLEADING — the intended result is ongoing compliance, and voting for and continuing to pay taxes to “balance the budget” when the budget itself doesn’t reflect the actual holdings.   Taxes are only “needed’ to fund government services (including all the services we neither want nor need — like solving he fatherless problem, or preaching abstinence, or soliciting equal participation of faith-based organizations (which is an oxymoron.  By “organizations” is meant, corporations — and while PEOPLE may have faith — a corporation is a corporation is a corporation, i.e., it is incorporated by declaring itself to exist under specific laws, and in the United States, being a “person” (as are any citizens also) it has to declare a home state IN a specific state (or territory) to do business there, as its home.

I wouldn’t have known about the Bentley 500 if the courts hadn’t caught my attention AND to the point that I diligently seek to pay attention.

I have referred to the Bentley 500 often enough decided to “stick it” to the top.  Don’t forget to read the explanation underneath — this doesn’t even include equipment, furniture, software etc. It is a visual reminder that the United States of America (must mean, the federal government, as state governments are subsidiary lower — some of them not that much lower — in the list).

You, too, can learn things if you aren’t so easily distracted all you do is repeat things others want to talk about.

I ran across “Bentley Systems” and this list during 2011-2012, a time of intensely looking at and blogging, participating on a forum (which has since been shut down) some issues out of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, who’d just recently had the FBI raid their courthouse.  However, I’d come there (see archives from that timeframe) tracking down why is a state court site in Kentucky marketing a parental education program with connections to Georgia, but a mailing address in Pennsylvania. (Kidsfirst.cc) and marketing AFCC material and agenda.

….Later, it developed that Scranton, PA was facing bankruptcy and the Pennsylvania Economy League was to supervise their plan for getting OUT of bankruptcy…. Scranton, and Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, continue to be an area of interest, and are referenced in “Hindsights from an Outpost” in recent posts on push for more Unified Family Courts from the Baltimore area.  See blogroll late 2013/Jan. 2014.  Also see extended discussion of how (deceptive, in truth) the reporting of who is whom, and where the money was contributed to, regarding this same PEL (Pennsylvania Economy League).  The “front” organization — named below – turns to be a fictitional business name of note even PEL itself, but one of its “related organizations” — listed as a “Program Purpose Accomplishment” on the PEL Tax return.     The Statewide PEL uses the same website, per its tax return, as one of its own projects who didn’t incorporate until 2005, and within the next two years, changed its name perhaps to better match the purpose — but to also conceal the corporate relationship with the statewide organization.

In association with also the “Allegheny Community Development Conference” formed in 1994 and mentioned on the tax return as the controlling entity? of one of the groups mentioned on the TEL tax return, we have a corporate identity and flow of funds (power, and government direction = business direction) which even the most diligent taxpayer wouldn’t have time to track — even if they were alert enough to understand why they should.  ALL these groups retain tax EXEMPTION for public benefit, have been late producing their own tax returns, and are so interwoven and inter-related it’s a maze to find out who influenced whom.     (Allegheny being a western PA county which contains Pittsgburgh.  Pittsburgh-WEST, Philadelphia southEAST if you’re geographically challenged).

ALL of these groups I’m sure understand clearly that a budget is not one’s holdings, and read comprehensive annual financial reports of the municipalities, counties, and regions they are “re-envisioning.”  They just don’t report it openly.  As to corporate structure, that’s a LOT of clout and in effect, another form of government.

So, the PEL, given my ongoing level of curiosity, led to the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia (hover or click for the top of the list), here, and I looked at their board of directors, noticing just how highly placed some of the associations were, tracked back a few corporations, and had never heard before of “Bentley Systems, Inc.” and so looked that up.  I also looked up the Executive Director, Steven Wray (very interesting background):

Robert J. McNeill, Chair  Managing Partner for the Greater Philadelphia Region, Deloitte

Steven T. Wray, Executive Director  Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

Anyone can get a general idea of the companies by simply reading their names, some are more familiar than others — like Sunoco, Bank of America, KPMG, IBM, Price Waterhouse Coopers, some Health Systems (more than one), PECO Energy Company (I didn’t know, but looked up — real interesting), Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, the various LLPs (Law Firms), the person who is also on the Board of Pennsylvania Economy League:

Gregory J. Nowak, Esq. Partner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP  Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc. Board 

A variety of universities, groups that said “Bank” and others that said “Asset Management.”  And eventually I came to:

Gary Griffiths 
Industry Sales Director, Local and Municipal Government, Bentley Systems, IncVice Chair, Regional Impact, Infrastructure 

Source, copied 1/24/2014:


Introducing the Bentley Infrastructure 500

The Bentley Infrastructure 500 is a ranking of the top owners of infrastructure around the world from both the public and private sectors that is published annually. The rankings make it possible to readily compare investment levels across types of infrastructure, regions of the world, and public and private organizations.

Bentley Systems has compiled the Bentley Infrastructure 500 to help global constituents appreciate and explore the magnitude of investment in infrastructure and the potential to continually increase the return on that investment. The infrastructure value represented, which is over US$15 trillion, exceeds the U.S. GDP for 2011 and is close to the combined annual GDPs of China, Japan, and Germany. Bentley itself is committed to enhancing ROIs through leveraging information modeling in integrated projects to create more intelligent infrastructure on behalf of owner organizations.

Data Results for 2012

Top 10 Owners in the Bentley Infrastructure 500

Rank Company Name Headquarters Country Infrastructure Value*
(millions USD)
1 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT United States 343,200
2 EXXON MOBIL CORP United States 214,664
6 HIGHWAYS AGENCY United Kingdom 173,148
7 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC Netherlands 152,081
10 CHEVRON CORPORATION United States 122,608

*As measured by reported net tangible fixed assets.

Top Owners’ Infrastructure
Value by Country
Top Owners’ Infrastructure
Value by Sector
Top Owners (Count)
by Country
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by Sector
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View the Complete Bentley Infrastructure 500
Top 10 | 1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500 | A-Z

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About the Bentley Infrastructure 500

The Bentley Infrastructure 500 ranks owners according to their reported tangible fixed assets (or other comparable noncurrent physical assets such as buildings or fixed structures, land, and machinery). Included in the rankings are public- and private-sector entities with financials reported in the past three years (to allow flexibility in varying reporting schedules). The values presented are assessed net of depreciation and amortization and calculated to exclude, where data is available, assets not representative of infrastructure, such as equipment, furniture, and software.

Additional footnotes:

  • Data sources for this ranking include financial statements and third-party data providers.
  • All values have been translated into U.S. dollars (millions).
  • Majority-owned subsidiaries with parents already in the rankings have been excluded (unless explicitly reporting separate financials).

The Bentley Infrastructure 500 will be updated annually. Please fill out this form if you wish to provide new or updated information about your organization for consideration in the 2013 edition of the Bentley Infrastructure 500.

Disclaimer: These rankings are based on information available to us concerning the tangible fixed assets of each entity. They incorporate discretionary judgments and are necessarily inexact for a number of reasons, including that information publicly available may not be up to date, information is not equally available concerning every entity, values must be converted from different currencies, and in some cases estimated non-infrastructure values must be deducted from overall asset figures to approximate the value of tangible fixed assets. Bentley Systems, Incorporated expressly disclaims all representations and warranties as to the accuracy of the information or its suitability for any purpose. Please fill out this form if you wish to provide new or updated information about your organization for consideration in the 2013 edition of the Bentley Infrastructure 500.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive architecture and engineering software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries, $500 million in annual revenues, and, since 2001, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

 Bentley’s 2012 Annual Report | The Year in Infrastructure

Worth reading some more below, let’s talk about the process of paying attention — but on the next post.  This involves paying attention to some corporate names (and mis-namings), tax return EIN#S and a few details best not done at the BOTTOM of a long wordpress post.   This should give us an idea of how it goes in the Public/Private Ventures world — and from there, what the people collaborating think of the citizens who may be working in some of the businesses they wish to attack to (here) the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, home to “The Liberty Bell,”  -and how it’s done through Projects of Interlocking Tax-exempt Corporations.  Which leads us back again to the point of, why are we still being taxed when the collective AND many individual CAFRs (which are the business annual reports — only for a government entity) show us that the existing assets and enterprises are still earning a pretty good take!

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January 25, 2014 at 4:07 pm

How and When to Change, Ditch, (or Track) the Conversations of “Public Interest” Crusades.

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I took this from the middle of a post advertising “CAFR SCHOOL WEEK”  to keep its material on the top.  No one asked me to, it just came up in the context and is a handy teaching point of how we might clean up some of these conversationalists.

But I wish more people would look up the tax returns FIRST, and based on whether the individuals seeking donations, wanting to reform society, or crusading for a cause can be trusted in the most basic levels of honesty, or not, expose’em, and if an honest response (and change of heart) isn’t posted showing remorse (which it won’t be) ditch ’em!!!  

Some of the loudest mouths, I’ve learned over time, are the biggest cheats on basic honesty, they refer-but misquote and don’t link to the source (one clue) where the misquote could be caught.  A person who freely misquotes or censors information in favor of a private, or personal cause —  of course this cause should be applied to the entire nation, most times — will often also be a tax cheat, or working with one. It’s a basic fact-check anyone can do, and over time, if it’s habitual (though annoying) you can tell at a glance if you’re dealing with one.

Figure out whether it’s worth confronting with the facts and noting a response (I’ve done this a few times) and then notice how followers respond — whether they’ll hear, or continue in denial.  Then you can screen your own associates for who will waste the least time on the way to finding some more sensible individuals to talk to, and if that’s the goal, strategize with.

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January 23, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Why You Should Read, Bookmark and LISTEN, See last (1/23/2014) post.

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I just posted a concise link to someone (else) who will explain to anyone with in basic English literacy (I’ll estimate a ninth grade, USA that is, reading level) plain and clear writing which shows (show and tell) about how government works, that should alter your attitude, actions, and view of “government” — and understanding of how to respond to it.
Read it.  Or, don’t.  After all

Stupid is a State of Mind.

But also know that it endangers others and so is fundamentally immoral (possibly homicidal?) to contribute blindly to governments one doesn’t understand, in this context, through one’s worklife, while asking those without work-lives to make the next rounds of the social services system which doesn’t.

A passive acceptance of the status quo IS unethical and selfish, no matter how much you give to charity and how solvent your own households, or whether you are personally ethical, moral, and compassionate

I cannot personally explain to everyone who’s ever helped me tolerate abuse over the years (without intervening other than as support team) that the abuse is facilitated by their citizenship and through withheld taxes on the job, as well as by sales taxes, given sincerely, but ignorant of any sound basis for collecting them to start with.
Here’s my post advertising THAT post from Realitybloger  site (Clint Richardson, “CorporationNation” etc.).  My post here (under 5,000 words, you’re welcome) is, well, “exhortation.”  Sometimes I exort by insulting, but the taunts are pretty well-aimed; and there’s a truth basis for them.  However, I am trying to have intelligent conversations with people who want the family court systems changed — and too many refuse to educate themselves to a BASIC level in what’s actually most important to know first, and have not acted wisely in choosing who to follow, re-post, blog, or what to even talk about.

It’s like wanting to walk around in adult shoes (in this category), having learned a few words, [“parental alienation,”  “Richard Gardner,” “do another audit,” “Congressional hearing,” etc.] and put on some adult-looking clothes, without actually growing up. And we’re talking, a lot of middle-aged people who have raised children and may be plenty smart in other areas. But not in this one. So — please, change that!

This explanation* is not hearsay, and can be fact-checked by quoting government documents published on government sites that you can search later — while they’re still up.*  And moreover, there’s a call-in #for Q&A, or, listening to others ask Qs and gets some As. – – – – (-same link, again)

(*Case in point, HHS grants database — ALL of it accessible for free by the public — was “down for the count” just recently, and who (besides me!) noticed, alerted, wrote in, or complained? Anyone??? So I can assure us that “who is paying attention to what” has been weighed in the balance (sheets) and found lacking, and undoubtedly for strategic reasons. There are “IQ” tests and there are some more than obvious “Stupidity Tests.” FYI….That HHS TAGGS going down was one.)

When such clear exposes are up and available, the time to get them is right now — and not “down the road apiece” when either links will disappear, databases may go down, CAFR practices may change, or “Time’sUp!” may have signaled, OK to start slavery (or genocide) for real now, having so weakened most of the population they can’t resist, and the employed, under-informed, dumbed-down won’t intervene either, but become bystanders and enablers.

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January 23, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Get Real(itybloger)! — Call In, Read the Links on CAFRs, Review Regularly. (First posted Jan. 24, 2014)

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Post title with shortlink: Get Real(itybloger)! — Call In, Read the Links on CAFRs, Review Regularly. (First posted Jan. 24, 2014) Case-sensitive, WordPress-generated shortlink ends “-2hg.”  Just under 13,000 words.  This title with shortlink added during blog update Jan. 2018.

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

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

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

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

. . . Governor Brown is silent about the $600 billion in surplus cash and investments, claiming the $16 billion budget deficit can only be addressed by austerity – massive funding cuts to our essential infrastructure. A 2.8% divestment of the fund would cover the $16 billion deficit.
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How NY’s OTDA [social services agency] runs even more fatherhood (and DV) funding through FFFS alternate circuitry

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How NY’s OTDA [social services agency] runs even more fatherhood (and DV) funding through FFFS alternate circuitry

(Post short-link ends “-23A” total wordcount about 6,500, published Jan. 15. 2014.  Other than adding this information, I’ve not edited the post since — but may sometime in the future. //LGH May 31, 2020)

From a pre-Thanksgiving draft (and in not much beyond draft shape) I simply want to illustrate how “Follow the money” is almost impossible when it comes to the entrenched systems of Fatherhood, yes, also Domestic Violence prevention categories.

Some things you can’t see without even reading some detailed Administrative Memorandum offering more perks through, as in this example, “Flexible Funds for Family Services.” [FFFS].  I provided about half a post’s worth of intro, so if you want the original (and more picturesque part) please do scroll down at least to the first set of quotes, in tables with a rich brown background. This post  relates to the “fatherhood.gov” a.k.a. “the National Responsible Fatherhood Resource Center and an Albany, New York street address on the contact page?  and who that relates to.  This field and the supposedly contrary field (domestic violence) since 1996 have been funded through the federal government. I did the best I could with formatting and hope the post further enlightens us ALL to (wake up and smell the coffee)….and make a New Year’s Resolution to start better comprehending “government” and how it’s funded.  While I’m not the expert, I do have access to some tools which are NOT taught in most schools or reported in the local mainstream media.  The tools aren’t to drown anyone with details, but the exhibit certain concepts — and from there, make a more informed decision of where you stand regarding (well, what’s to be done with your future TIME and LIFE). Read the rest of this entry »

How many “governments” are there? What do they do? What’s the Collective Cost? Example, funding of NFLG (Nat’l Fatherhood Leaders Group, in DC) and others

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This post, in draft since 12/17/2013, is hereby posted about a month later (1/14/2014) in the context of If we don’t even know who government is, how can we know where the money goes?

And, I added some more examples to the “certainly aren’t staying incorporated” factor of certain groups. While I’m hitting pretty hard (it’s appropriate) on the “IRS tax-exempt status involuntarily revoked” pattern of KEY and STILL-CITED fatherhood groups, resulting in “lost funds” (public is clueless where they went–into pockets, for kickbacks or other bribes, or for ???), the original section was still follow-up on the U.S. Census of Governments link — which I’m splitting it into a second post…. I literally searched the IRS Select-Exempt Organization Site (nationwide), checking “Involuntarily Revoked” list option, keyed in the word “fatherhood” (and no other words) and stood back in awe at just how many groups there were.  Whether or not they all got funding, or never got funding, it still is a message to the fad of forming such groups, then dropping their status!  However, groups are coaching other groups in how to form up such nonprofits to go after the grants.  Who’s minding the shop, then once they turn that waterspout of federal fountains ON?

…If we don’t know how many governments, how can we know where the money goes?  And guess what:  “government” and the groups it funds (nonprofits) don’t stay HONEST voluntarily.  

My point is to point out these loopholes — and say, we (plural, collective, more people — lots of people) have to talk about this! 

Here’s Ron Haskins (in some ways “Mr. Welfare Reform”) himself posted under:

[The Logo is the Link, to his biography under this group’s website] Ron Haskins is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and senior consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore. From February to December of 2002 he was the senior advisor to the president for welfare policy at the White House.c Prior to joining Brookings and Casey in 2000, he spent 14 years on the staff of the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, first as welfare counsel to the Republican staff, then as the subcommittee’s staff director.   [[timeline:  translates to from about 1986 – 2000, i.e., past two terms of a Democratic U.S. Presidential Administration, i.e., former US President Bill Clinton]] From 1981-1985, he was a senior researcher at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He also taught and lectured on history and education at UNC, Charlotte and developmental psychology at Duke University. Haskins was the editor of the 1996, 1998, and 2000 editions of the Green Book, a 1600-page compendium of the nation’s social programs published by the House Ways and Means Committee that analyzes federal social programs and domestic policy issues including health care, poverty, and unemployment. Haskins has also co-edited several books, including Welfare Reform and Beyond: The Future of the Safety Net (Brookings, 2002), The New World of Welfare (Brookings, 2001) and Policies for America’s Public Schools: Teachers, Equity, and Indicators (Ablex, 1988), and has contributed to numerous books and scholarly journals on children’s development and social policy issues. He is also the author of Work Over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law (Brookings, 2006).

He has lent his name and clout to NFLG.  Look for the similar yellow-box below and you’ll find out, the group incorporated a certain time, had its nonprofit status INVOLUNTARILY REVOKED by the IRS in 2010, kept functioning throughout (apparently without a hitch – PROBABLY BECAUSE NO ONE BOTHERED TO CHECK WHEN FACED WITH RESPECTABLE (WHETHER LIKED OR DISLIKED) AUTHORITY FIGURES, SUCH AS THIS ONE!!!).  You will also see that the same characteristic likely applies to some of the outfits (corporations/nonprofits) IRS Select Exempt Organization Check [read intro paragraphs carefully, they are self-explanatory on the three categories of data you can search] shows it didn’t file tax returns for three years in a row, to get to this “Revoked” status!  more similar organizations listed below:   First date is effective revocation, second, the date it was published by the IRS on their “involuntarily revoked” list:

[[2017 update: The logo doesn’t display because “NFLGonline.com” isn’t a current link.]]

45-4542131 NATIONAL FATHERHOOD LEADERS GROUP WASHINGTON DC 20001 US 00 15-May-2010 12-Nov-2012

ALSO listed on the board of this NFLG (see list); in fact, this habit is a character trait of the entire field, as I have pointed out before on this blog, and demonstrate again by an expansion of “Fatherhood” nonprofits who got their IRS status revoked within the last few years — which means over 5 years of non-filing.   Whether the last name is Haskins, Ballard, or Stoica (California Healthy Marriage Coalition) or some of their spouses, or famous-female-friends, such as those on WIFI (Women In Fatherhood Inc).

So, when you get the next paycheck (if the shoe fits, i.e., you have a job that issues some!) or buy something at the store which has a “tax” category — remember that, where it goes — nobody knows (unless — they find out! = learn how to find out and follow through!).    Happy New Year 2014, yours truly, Let’s Get Honest

(and there’s a Donate button on the right side to help support this work, and I’m NOT a nonprofit, either.  I filed a corporation in 2011 in hopes to find a way to make a living which didn’t require a geography I cannot protect from stalking, assaults, and ill-timed frivolous lawsuits, child-stealing events and other trauma-inducing (and unprovoked) behaviors.  ….I am on the phone daily (most days, that’s 7 a week) speaking to others going through similar situations and encouraging/teaching to follow up on the funding; usually these are people who read the blog, or read my comments on other blogs keeping this information at least on the radar in the “family court” and “domestic violence” blogs — those not dominated, of course, by industry professionals.  I approach it as professionally as anyone in my situation could.  From the sidebar:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

There’s been a real “feeding frenzy” in this type of programming. WHY?? In part, see “sheep” section, above. But also, courts can order participation

[[Also — because so few people are tracking what happens to the grants. If they are not followed, if public funding isn’t understood — then they very easily could be used for kickbacks, bribes, or anything else — not necessarily just for private fun and pleasure on the conference circuit. It is a PUBLIC responsibility to participate in the checks and balances of power towards government. This is most effectively done with at least a LITTLE basic concepts and instruction on how it works, and what’s been done, the ability look at some of the obvious and call it what it is! Of course it takes time, but stopping money-laundering is worth the time!! ]]

For “Ballard” (Charles Augustus), do a google search on “Institute for Responsible Fatherhood and Neighborhood Revitalization” — and ONLY my link is going to be talking grants accountability and corporate records.  (The link also looked up as best I could at the time, the clearinghouse in its title, which led me to Mr. Braswell (also NFLG membership) and HIS corporate/incorporation wanderings — and also below, I show how fatherhood funding can be “facilitated” through Social Services Flexible Fund account, in fact — good luck ever trying to follow the trail, but I have left some footprints. The question ought to arise — as our country is OBVIOUSLY dumping money to dishonest corporations run, often enough, by civil servants and/or respected professionals — who can we quit funding the “pump, slush, and come back for some more” process, and at which point in the process?

“National” “Responsible” “Fatherhood” “Clearinghouse” – Let’s Get Honest

and I did blog earlier, as well as more on the corporate habits of another NFLG board member (who is probably also still? a public employee over at the New York State ODTA, and the contact for a state-funded fatherhood initiative): Kenneth Braswell – Bio Father’s Incorporated Read the rest of this entry »

The Scam: HOW “Faith-based” HHS Grantees Suck Public Funds into 501(c)3s

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Readers.  This is a MAJOR financial slush-bucket operating out of at a minimum three major federal agencies — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), all of which naturally deal with FAMILIES — and have chosen to deliver their services (give back to the public some of which has been previously collected and held, while it earns a return on investment and interest*)

It takes a while to get to the “Show and Tell,” but they are there, in the form of charts with numbers on them.  The numbers are in the millions when it comes to the HHS grants.

I haven’t picked the largest example, just a very good example of how this whole mess began, meaning, what President Bush couldn’t get past Congress, he pushed into action by Executive Order; kind of how Family Divisions of the Superior Courts were pushed through the Administrative Sector after “a handful of advocates” couldn’t get the concept passed through the state Legislature (that means, both houses) in Maryland.

As I explained in a very recent post, “Bypassing the Legal Process.”  . . . . You think these people, located near Washington D.C. and in many of the same circles (like Yale, Harvard, etc.) don’t learn from each other how that process works?  If your eyes are ONLY on the laws, the courts, and the legal system, you’ve missed the sector where things get done!!!

How much even the federal government alone holds, most of the public doesn’t know, which makes functioning with a view to getting money from that that sector, and simply diverting it to friends (including plenty of religious friends) without any simple or clear way to track it — a cinch.

*As  documented in a set of accounting statements SEPARATE from the “Budget” discussions which are repeatedly shoved as if this PART actually represented the whole in the public’s face when it comes time to cut services, or demand more appropriations, raise fees, and make or lose political standing depending on how one handles the topic of TAXES.

Walter Burien and others (incl. others he’s systematically shown this to) has stated this CLEARLY for decades (starting in 1989) — it’s a basic principle.  Any principles I layer onto this one, are subsidiary — with one exception (and I did ask him about this one).  Add to this, he’s not taking on the collected corporate wealth of the churches — who are not required to even file with the IRS!  They can IF they want their donors to get tax-exempt receipts for contributions, and in some states, they have to (California is one).

Government Debt = Government Investment  Our Local Government is Broke
by Walter Burien – CAFR1.com

I will note that we all must comprehend the game that was played in the selective presentation of “Debt”.

Government promoted debt at the front door and used their own investment assets through the back door to fund that promoted debt. In this fashion they:

1. created a parking zone for the truckloads of cash they were bringing in;
2. Locked in a return on their investments;

3. Drew down their budgetary operating funds to give the impression they needed more taxation or debt incurred to operate.

If a complete and “true” audit was done of government debt cutting through all of the masks present to cross match the investor with the same debt, probably 65% of that debt it would be determined to be “self-funded”. I can not emphasize how important the comprehension of this one issue is.

People have been kept in the dark per this issue intentionally for decades due to the massive wealth involved.

“I can not emphasize how important the comprehension of this one issue is.”

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January 10, 2014 at 8:31 pm

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