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To Identify and UNDERstand is To Know Why (and How) to WITHstand. (The Public’s Assigned Place on the Tax Continuum Pecking Order). [from “Do You Know Your ABA, APA…?” Oct. 2014 Post Update @07/18/2017]

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Post title reflects both the subject, and part of the originating (updated) post title from which it was taken to shorten the original:

To Identify and UNDERstand is to know Why (and How) to WITHstand. (The Public’s Assigned Place on the Tax Continuum Pecking Order). [from “Do You Know Your ABA, APA…?” Oct. 2014 Post Update @07/18/2017]  (case-sensitive shortlink this time ends “-7dX”) (That post’s full title shown next…).

Like many of my posts, it will undergo some post-publication editing, usually for clarity or layout (how images display). [[In fact,  this next segment added post-publication update, on 7/19/2017.  I’ll mark where the added segment ends.]]

 [[Segment added post-publication update, 7/19/2017]]

The ongoing theme has been …”DO YOU KNOW YOUR NGA, NCSC, NCSL, NCSEA, NCJFCJ, NCCD, NACC,  NASMHPD, not to mention ICMA?” that is, do you know? about the network of private nonprofit associations named after public offices or officials who are networking together to function as government without being government entities? In this theme, drafted October, 2014 under basically that title, I split it into three basic parts, with the last (“Part 3”) about the ABA (Bar) and APA (Psychological).  I also wrote at length and an extra post about the pushing of the mental health/illness theme when it came to the NASMHPD (National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors) which is operating under a cooperative agreement with the “NGA.” (National Governors’ Association).

The NASMHPD is problematic through:  (a) involvement with the objectionable TMAP (Texas Medication Algorithm Project), a way of getting around failed clinical trials to promote excess and more expensive types of (unsafe, injurious it turns out) medication for use statewide, an area over which, obviously, groups like the NASMHPD would have some influence as its members are state-level heads of “Mental Health Programming.”  (b) in general, taking funding from some of the same “Big Pharma” (Rx) companies developing and pushing some of the drugs, including several who are now being sued by state attorney generals and others for their responsibility in current very unhealthy (except for business profits) opioid abuse epidemics and ===>>> (c ) patterns of networking AS nonprofits with a specific theme intended to go national, which brings it into an area I have now researched as to several different fields (including marriage/fatherhood, domestic violence prevention, child abuse prevention, supervised visitation and related, and more recently, school reform initiatives (public/private liaisons with big foundation money behind them).  I believe that the extent of such networking when it comes to mental health (and related Rx possibilities = major financial incentives to at times inappropriately control population, and bill the public for it) is pervasive and should not be ignored.  However, it’s the organizational tactics in the nonprofit sector (regardless of “theme”) to also be aware of, and how organizations copy other organizations’ successful models.

Another factoid is that many of these same pharmaceutical companies can ALSO sponsor or get to government officials more easily ( for membership or Corporate Donor/Partner fees  — which they can certainly afford to pay) — which brings us back to the NGA, NCSC, NCSL, etc. list above.  The fact that the organization (as to that list) is in the private sector makes it legal, and because these organizations themselves are not usually in the headlines AND on Forms 990, donations are aggregated, at least as far as public gets to see (i.e., contributions are lumped together into a single number on the return), harder to follow. The collective influence is also harder to see simply when it is dispersed among many entities. This influence is not less for being less seen — it still is there, but when results are showing up inappropriate, specifically WHERE to resist or protest should be known.  My point is, the nonprofit sector PER SE sets the stage for this.   The nonprofit sector understood as a factor of everyone else (incl. corporations) getting taxed, brings it back to the point of taxation, specifically the income tax.   

That’s also WHY the “CAFR” material is so important to grasp!

re: (a) TMAP (Texas Medication Algorithm Project) (just a reminder):

Two screenprints, one from TMAP Wiki (part not shown describes whistleblower Alan Jones’ experience, including being fired from his state’s OIG after reporting on this).  You can see readily how it would intersect with politics and government:

Annotation bottom right actually comes from p.2. Click image to access the 2-pager document (but p1 w/o annotation) as found at BHRM.org (in IL)

Texas Algorithm Project “wiki” (click image to see) also references the whistleblower and “New Freedom Commission on Mental Health” connections (i.e., from Texas governor George W. Bush to U.S. President George W. Bush (pls. read if unfamiliar with it!) [NOTE: WIKI References insufficient: 2 link to CCHR, one to AHRP (which quotes an Oct. 2005 Alan Jones interview w/ Rutherford Institute (VA, John Whitehead), link broken and no search site there. AHRP doesn’t post its financials (which I looked up to verify its statement that whistleblower Alan Jones was on its board) and I found a tiny and irregularly-filing NY entity, no Forms 990 [vs. 990EZ] showing (which’d show date founded) before ab. 2008, no return found readily before then either (perhaps filed Form 990-N). A 4th Wiki “Reference” viewed, it said, 2006, and not well framed, misdirected to a site MHC on “trucks” and the one to “Texas Dept. of Health” lacked specifics, leading readers to flounder (there are algorithms for many different diseases, not just the psychiatry-related ones for which TMAP became so (IN)Famous.

While I didn’t quote “CCHR,” in Los Angeles, formed in 1982, however for more info on the TMAP details, you can see its “psycho-pharma front groups” page.  (See organizations on its right sidebar).  Just be aware who you are dealing with (as I recall, which could be challenged, as having its roots in Scientology — in other words, rather than having people drugged up, perhaps it’s better the become “clear” through other means). (Or, see CCHR and its 6166 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” Museum opening, featured on Scientology.org). That said, they provide a lot of documentation, and are not the only people protesting TMAP, “Big Pharma” or in appropriate over-drugging of vulnerable populations under state control! I have quoted CCHR before, much earlier on the blog and in passing, probably re: the New Freedom Mental Health Commission.At least they post audited financials and Form 990s.  Mission description from a recent 990. (EIN#680005541):

THE CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS (CCHR) IS A NON-PROFIT, NON-POLITICAL, NON-RELIGIOUS MENTAL HEALTH INDUSTRY WATCHDOG WHOSE MISSION IS TO ERADICATE ABUSES COMMITTED UNDER THE GUISE OF MENTAL HEALTH. WE WORK TO ENSURE PATIENT AND CONSUMER PROTECTIONS ARE ENACTED AND UPHELD AS THERE IS RAMPANT ABUSE IN THE FIELD OF MENTAL HEALTH. IN THIS ROLE, CCHR HAS HELPED TO ENACT MORE THAN 150 LAWS PROTECTING INDIVIDUALS FROM ABUSIVE OR COERCIVE MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICES SINCE IT WAS FORMED OVER 48 YEARS AGO.


re: (c ) patterns of networking AS nonprofits with a specific theme intended to go national (just a reminder):

I  also looked at, if you read these (my) posts, other mental health/illness-named nonprofits, which have “umbrella” or “parent” organizations (Mental Health America, National Association on Mental Illness, now branded as “NAMI”) and “DBSA” (Depression Bipolar Support Association), including in “Even More Considerations on NASMHPD (and DBSA, and NAMI), and MHA.…”  Each of the above associations has spawned, launched, inspired, and helped support (including sometimes through direct grants ) the creation or organization of many — several dozen similarly-named (after originating nonprofit) for each, or more, for some, as I recall — but I did post sample screenprints showing the list– fiscally independent (filing their own tax returns, not under a group membership) and “unrelated” (NOT referenced as “related entities” on the main group entity’s tax returns — MHA, NAMI, or DBSA) nonprofits also, typically named after a state, metropolitan region, or county.**  Each entity may have different by-laws on how this works (for example, I believe it was NAMI which allowed only ONE state-level affiliate per state).  In other words, networks of “kinda/sorta related” organizations, but not really when it comes to the IRS.

**So does CCHR (look at its organization-posted FY20015 Form 990, Schedule C (Schedules come after all Roman-numeral identified Parts of the Return, That is, I, II, III etc.), which provides a two-page list of affiliated entities all named “Citizens Committee on Human Rights” — and add a geography identifier (i.e. state or city name, etc.).  While there look at its Schedule B named contributors and see that one couple gave $886K and other individuals over $70K each such that ⅓ of its contributions/donations (See Pt I and Pt VIII) came from just a few people.  Advertising (Pt IX) occupied about ⅓ of its functional expenses, while a pittance (Sched I) was returned to affiliates and some to the Church of Scientology, nearby on the same street.  There  were some membership fees and there was some (Schedule F) recorded international activity.

The APA and the ABA are also so organized, which I also gave in sample screenprints in previous posts. My point is become aware of the networking in the private, nonprofit sector as organized nationally (or, internationally) targeting specific functions or services provided by government, with the purpose of controlling in which direction they are moved.  Also become aware of them as a financial force if and when their assets and investments are collectively pooled.  This happens in both the private and the public sectors, which also interact (trade, buy, sell, etc.) with each other.  This type of information isn’t “journalistic” and doesn’t tend to sell newsprint and may lack social media “curb appeal”– but it’s part of how our country operates, and has its core basis in WHERE one falls along the tax spectrum or continuum (exempt, or not).  It’s essential to know and come to terms with!

 [[This  ends a segment added post-publication update, 7/19/2017]]


I have been putting out some long posts recently.  But this one is shorter at about (with above addition, now) 8,800 words. It introduces the concepts from and links to some of my key prior posts on the same (I picked out five specific ones), then continues on a post that references them, published 07/12/2017, called Featuring Five Vital Posts on …. Our Assigned Places in the Tax Continuum Pecking Order (from ABA, APA post update).  That continuation post has more substance on the Five Vital Posts.  This one (that you’re now looking at) serves as an introduction, and has some extra material not on the continuation post (in light-blue background section).

The originating post itself actually I see reflected three major subject matters, although that length of title also reflected what was actually covered in the post three years ago.  The three subject matters are reflected in the post title’s three sentences:


THIS POST CAME FROM THE MIDSECTION OF A POST on the MIDDLE SUBJECT MATTER, BUT REFLECTS THE THIRD-SUBJECT MATTER IN THE LONG TITLE ABOVE — OUR PLACE ON THE TAX CONTINUUM PECKING ORDER, AND THINGS ABOUT TAX RECEIPTS, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUDGET FUNDING, AND CONSEQUENCES TO ONGOING TAXATION IN THE CURRENT SETUP (AS REFLECTED IN CAFRS, AND THESE NETWORKS OF NONPROFITS INTO “PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS” I KEEP SHOWING OVER TIME….SIMILARLY, the material for SECOND SENTENCE of the TITLE actually was towards the BOTTOM of the originating post.  So, some re-arrangement of sections was called for.

I have now published parts 1, 2, and 3 of the original, and, separately, an extension of this post (link appears again at the bottom) as Featuring Five Vital Posts on …. Our Assigned Places in the Tax Continuum Pecking Order (from ABA, APA post update) (with short-link ending “-7bR”).   <==almost 13,000 words, contains about 50% update and addition of images to explain concepts.

So this represents the last piece (Part 3 of 3 in effect) extracted from the original, with the important concept in its title:  To WITHstand one must UNDERstand.  On UNDERstanding, one begins to comprehend why one must WITHstand.

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Johnson [and] Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson (I, II, III and IV) — This Crowd and JUSTICE Reform??? [Published Dec. 25, 2013]

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Post title & shortlink (with date published added to original title):

Johnson [and] Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson (I, II, III and IV) — This Crowd and JUSTICE Reform??? [Published Dec. 25, 2013] (short-link ending: “-2dp” | about 9,000 words)(<~this part added 2019).  (The ‘[and]’ because the title doesn’t retain “&” character when I use it//LGH)


For a generic overview of what, exactly, business is the Johnson & Johnson company in NOW, see Reuters.com Overview (viewed on Christmas Day, 12/25/2013).  You may recognize the signature from many of the consumer products:

Johnson & Johnson, incorporated in November 10, 1887, is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of products in the health care field.

The business of Johnson & Johnson is conducted by more than 275 operating companies located in 60 countries, including the United States, which sell products in virtually all countries throughout the world.

In March 2013, Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis Corporation announced the acquisition of Flexible Stenting Solutions, Inc. In June 2013, Johnson & Johnson announced the opening of the Johnson & Johnson Innovation center in Boston. In August 2013, Johnson & Johnson announced it has completed its acquisition of Aragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical discovery and development company focused on drugs to treat hormonally driven cancers.


The Company’s primary focus has been on products related to human health and well-being. The Company is organized into three business segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices and Diagnostics. The Company’s subsidiaries operate 146 manufacturing facilities occupying approximately 21.6 million square feet of floor space.


Consumer
The Consumer segment includes a broad range of products used in the baby care, skin care, oral care, wound care and women’s health care fields, as well as nutritional and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, and wellness and prevention platforms. The Baby Care franchise includes the JOHNSON’S Baby line of products. The brands in the Skin Care franchise include the AVEENO,CLEAN & CLEAR, JOHNSON’S Adult, NEUTROGENA, RoC, LUBRIDERM, DABAO and VENDOME product lines. Brands in the Oral Care franchise include the LISTERINE and REMBRANDT oral care lines, as well as REACH interdental products. The Wound Care franchise includes BAND-AID brand adhesive bandages and NEOSPORIN First Aid products. brands in the Women’s Health franchise are CAREFREE pantiliners; o.b. tampons and STAYFREE sanitary protection products. The principal nutritional line is SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener. Over-the-counter medicines include the broad family of TYLENOL acetaminophen products; SUDAFED cold, flu and allergy products; ZYRTEC allergy products; MOTRIN IB ibuprofen products; and PEPCID AC Acid Controller. These products are marketed to the general public and sold both to retail outlets and distributors throughout the world.


Pharmaceutical
The Pharmaceutical segment includes products in areas, such as anti-infective, antipsychotic, contraceptive, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, infectious diseases, neurology, oncology, pain management, thrombosis and vaccines.

These products are distributed directly to retailers, wholesalers and health care professionals for prescription use.

Key products in the Pharmaceutical segment include: REMICADE (infliximab), a treatment for a number of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases; STELARA (ustekinumab), a treatment for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis; SIMPONI (golimumab), a treatment for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, active psoriatic arthritis, and active ankylosing spondylitis; VELCADE(bortezomib), a treatment for multiple myeloma; ZYTIGA (abiraterone acetate), a treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer; PREZISTA (darunavir), INTELENCE (etravirine) and EDURANT (rilpivirine), treatments for HIV/AIDS; INCIVO (telaprevir), for the treatment of hepatitis C; NUCYNTA ER (tapentadol) extended release tablets, a treatment for moderate to severe chronic pain in adults and neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy in adults; INVEGA SUSTENNA (paliperidone palmitate), for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults; INVEGA (paliperidone) extended-release tablets, for the treatment of of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder;

RISPERDAL CONSTA (risperidone), a treatment for the management of Bipolar I Disorder and schizophrenia; XARELTO(rivaroxaban), an oral anticoagulant for the prevention of thrombosis following total hip or knee replacement surgery, for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or to reduce the risk of recurrence of DVT or PE following an initial six months of treatment for acute venous thromboembolism; PROCRIT (epoetin alfa, sold outside the United States (U.S.) as EPREX), to stimulate red blood cell production; LEVAQUIN (levofloxacin) for the treatment of bacterial infections; CONCERTA (methylphenidate HCl) extended-release tablets CII, a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; ACIPHEX/PARIET, a proton pump inhibitor co-marketed with Eisai Inc.; and DURAGESIC/ (fentanyl transdermal system) CII, sold outside the U.S. as DUROGESIC, a treatment for chronic pain that offers a novel delivery system.


Medical Devices and Diagnostics
The Medical Devices and Diagnostics segment includes a broad range of products used principally in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, and clinics. These include products to treat cardiovascular disease; orthopaedic and neurological products; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; general surgery, biosurgical, and energy products; professional diagnostic products; infection prevention products; and disposable contact lenses. These products are distributed to wholesalers, hospitals and retailers both directly and through surgical supply and other distributors.

ed0915bkJJpic.jpgCasey Johnson and Tila Tequila


These images of: just a fragment of the Johnson & Johnson project lines; a book about their family, and of Casey Johnson, the young woman (to left) was found tragically dead in 2010, at only age 30 after several days, and in squalid conditions in a Los Angeles apartment,

have far more to do with the Family Courts having been transformed into Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for (ideally) the entire family than I realized.

See last post….ByPassing the Legal Process:  How and for WHOM Maryland got its Family Divisions in 1998 to understand it wasn’t JUST a handful of advocates cutting a deal with a well-known Judge to administer into existence what they couldn’t, even in the mid-1990s, get legislated into reality, after many tries.

After reading about the background of Johnson & Johnson founders and their offspring, I am thinking seriously that all the pain and grief we are going through (including at holiday times) around the issue of “FAMILY” has more to do with the habits of this Johnson & Johnson family line — which obviously are in need of some of their own family and substance abuse therapy, family reunification, and quite a few other services — like hearing relationships, or staying married, and not abandoning their sons, daughters (biological or adopted).  Something seems missing in the ethical category, including at times the work ethic — who needs to work with the size of those trust funds!  Check out some of the footnotes on the other Johnson Brother (and descendants) J. Seward Johnson (sample from 1987, as a 12-year battle of children wife #3:  Family Fortune, a Tangled Tale)

It’s a real wake-up call for a massive change of the status quo, and why attempting to reason with attorneys as a class (or, training judges) about the courts isn’t going to get far.  They are listening as a class (cf. RWJF paying the ABA to promote UFCs) to their funders.

How have most of those products and practices affected our lives?  Do we really need “Splenda”?  How about Risperdal?  Nov. 5, 2013 $2.2 billion settlement J&J announced with the “DOJ” shows that the pratices of lying, stealing from taxpayers, cheating, bribing (paying kickbacks), misbranding, and expanding marketing of sometimes dangerous drugs and products to categories of VULNERABLE people they weren’t designed for — is still ongoing:

Risperdal Lawsuits: $2.2 Billion Settlement Between Federal Government, Johnson & Johnson Over Alleged Illegal Marketing of Risperdal, Other Medications

The Agreement Settles Charges that Johnson & Johnson Illegally Marketed Risperdal, Invega and Natracor for Off-Label Use and Paid Kick-Backs to Physicians to Drive Sales of Risperdal and Invega, Alonso Krangle LLP reports

[In addition to what may be now be more more common knowledge — targeting the most vulnerable:  children, the elderly and the disabled, and paying kickbacks.. there’s also the issue harming men, i.e., gynomastia, a concealed side effect of Risperdal:]

Johnson & Johnson is currently facing hundreds of Risperdal lawsuits in a consolidated litigation underway in Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. Many of these lawsuits were filed on behalf of plaintiffs who developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, allegedly due to their use of Risperdal. In October 2012, Bloomberg News reported that Johnson & Johnson had reached Risperdal settlements in five cases that were designated for the litigation’s first bellwether trials. Among other things, the Risperdal lawsuits alleged that Johnson & Johnson had concealed evidence that Risperdal could cause male breast growth, and that the company had improperly marketed the antipsychotic drug for use in children. (In Re: Risperdal Litigation, Case ID. 100300296)

Perhaps someday this might also be a class-action lawsuit re: kickbacks? or marketing the “Unified Family Court” model to classes of people it wasn’t designed for.  IT was designed for primarily substance abuse treatment//drug courts… about which the Johnsons seem to know PLENTY…



Here’s a “UFC” from City and County of San Francisco, CALIFORNIA.  Notice combined jursidiction, and (towards the bottom) forced mediation for any restraining orders issued– and that the URL shows this is under the Superior Court, just as it was in Baltimore:

http://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/divisions/ufc

Unified Family Court (UFC) is comprised of Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency and Family Law. Its mission is to provide coordinated services to those who have family-related issues in the Court system; strengthen services to the community; and assist and promote healthy families and children. UFC handles divorce, legal separation and nullity; parentage; domestic abuse restraining orders; child, spousal and family support [i.e., the MONEY]; child custody and visitation; mediation and self-help services; child abuse and neglect; and children’s violations of criminal law.

Here’s one from FLORIDA, 11th Judicial District:

The Unified Family Court is the name of a model family court with an integrated, comprehensive approach to handling and resolving all cases involving children and families within the judicial system. A matter may qualify for transfer into the UFC when two or more open “cross over” cases among family members with issues concerning the same children are pending simultaneously in the Family, Juvenile and/or Domestic Violence Divisions.

Domestic Violence Intake Unit Domestic Violence Intake Unit
Operated through the joint efforts of the Clerk of Courts (COC) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) Advocacy unit, the Intake Unit is comprised of intake counselors and support staff dedicated to providing efficient and responsive services to the court and the community.

This is exactly what happened in my case.  We had one issue, a restraining order, in effect.  I filed to renew, he filed to divorce (having been coached to do so, it later turned out), immediately switching venues, and successfully defeating the restraining order.  To show up and be heard, one had to (“mandatory”) go through a mediator. In most states, court-appointed mediators qualify as access/visitation, fatherhood promotion, virtually “the beginning of the end” of abuse/harassment-free and solid mother-children relationships.”

CRIMINAL matters becoming FAMILY matters was a key element from the start .  End result?  Shortly thereafter, my holiday — and other — contact with children (my own) was eliminated.  The word has been out for many years, for batterers and molesters (also affecting those men who AREN’T such, “get your case into family court, such a deal

Not only did RWJFoundation want, and get, Unified Family Courts (see last post as well), they also then funded a later evaluation (“Public Health Roundup”) for how effective they were, which was dutifully received then publicized.  This is from June 4, 2013, and posted under the foundation website:

Public Health News Roundup: June 4

Special Family Court Systems Limit Kids’ Time in Foster Care, Improve School Performance
With families who went through a special unified family court system that deals with divorce, child custody, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse and alcohol abuse,*** children spent less time in foster care and performed better in school (also an indicator of better emotional health), according to a new study in Evaluation Review. Kids whose families went through these courts were more likely to be reunited with their parents or other primary caregivers. Researchers found that children spent an average of 29 days fewer in foster care placements in counties with unified family courts, and kids were 11 percent more likely to be reunited with their parents or other caregivers. “The shortened time in foster care seen in this study can be attributed to the efficiency of unified family courts, which translates into savings for the court system and benefits to children seen through improved educational outcomes,” said Frank Sloan, PhD, of Duke University. The study was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research Program. Read more on education.

**Notice, “domestic abuse” isn’t related, although some studies say it’s related to several of the other kinds.

Here’s another one from 2009, just a piddling $140K, called “Assessing the effectiveness of unified family courts in North Carolina in reducing rates of domestic violence and improving health

The Johnson family wealth has a history of what would be called crooked dealings in helping acquire and expand the influence and reach.  Here’s a (2008 5 years old) list of their US and International subsidiaries

This wealth was of course poured into tax-exempt foundations, which is what most wealthy corporations do for obvious reasons — tax-exemption (to better retain the profits), public relations (good will where possible, and building influence on the factors which relate to — their core (or diversified) businesses, including politics, institutions, the courts, and here — the health delivery pipeline/network.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation [the big one of those shown] had its hands in promoting the family court model. After a look at their family line (and as with many foundations — where they throw the weight around usually has to do with THEIR family problems as much as the rest of the country’s) shows that perhaps it was themselves who needed the substance abuse treatment, and family therapy….


ORGANIZATION NAME ST YEAR FORM pp TOTAL ASSETS EIN
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation NJ 2011 990 46 $2,287,963 22-2552329
Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood, The NJ 2011 990PF 161 $8,967,712,917 22-6029397
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation NJ 2011 990 39 $43,355,586 22-2378007
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway Foundation NJ 2011 990 44 $2,379,702 22-2405094
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation NJ 2010 990 77 $37,472,769 22-2378007
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation NJ 2010 990 60 $1,634,892 22-2552329

Corporate wealth is poured into foundations, which redistributes political clout, affects national and local economies, and employees so many of us, that attempting to change this business model or commercial basis would seem insane.  However, so is that business model, and we can see it’s not driving just us crazy — but some of their own from this particular group’s example.

I’ve said this before of Rhodes, Carnegie, and Rockefeller:  Ruthless Giants, Magnificent Philanthropists = Our World Today.  (Steel, Oil, Diamonds)….

And, regardless of HOW many health centers they start with their foundation money and whatever the cause, I think it’s time to put some reins on the circumstances allowing insane and genetically similar (i.e, crazy family bloodlines) to gain control of — government, courts, health institutions (PARTICULARLY hospitals), or anything else.

Our Medical assembly-line system is premised on prescriptions, but the basics for the chemical and pharma industries (which are their offshoots) comes, it can be traced, I believe in truth, to one cartel or another — but primarily, the I.G. Farben one, which was international, helped set up Hitler, and prepare the way for World War II.  EVERYTHING that represents, has an inherited consequence in our world (countries, etc.) today — it’s central to the United States Economy.  This includes the Psychiatric Profession, Harvard, you name it.  And it includes the setup of the concept of an entire body of law (“family code”) which is relationship-based, i.e., get these people in front of a professional who can order adjustments…

Johnson & Johnson Company was pushing Risperdal.  (Remember that Maryann Godboldo case in Detroit?)

I looked up a section from JnJ Wikipedia, and found the reference to:

Exposed: Harvard Shrink Gets Rich Labeling Kids Bipolar | Alternet

http://www.alternet.org/…/exposed%3A_harvard_shrink_gets_rich_labeling_ki&#8230;

Jun 17, 2008 – Meet the man who got rich by popularizing bipolar disorder for children. 

Mental health treatment in the United States is now a multibillion-dollar industry, and all the rules of industrial complexes apply. Not only does Big Pharma have influential psychiatrists such as Biederman in their pocket, virtually every mental health institution from which doctors, the press, and the general public receive their mental health information is financially interconnected with Big Pharma. The American Psychiatric Association, psychiatry’s professional organization, is hugely dependent on drug company grants, and this is also true for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and other so-called consumer organizations. Harvard and other prestigious university psychiatry departments take millions of dollars from drug companies, and the National Institute of Mental Health funds researchers who are financially connected with drug companie.

The corporate media, dependent on drug company advertising, occasionally reports on egregious scandals, but the corporate media is generally timid in reporting the big picture of how drug companies spread around millions of dollars to make billions of dollars.

There are certainly many troubled and disruptive American children who are sometimes extremely destructive to themselves or others. However, any attempt to understand these kids will be corrupted by financial dependency on drug companies, which have a vested interest in viewing all attentional, emotional, and behavioral difficulties as diseases that can be fixed with drugs


This name is as ubiquitous (“everywhere”) as its products; it needs to preserve a GOOD name to keep up with the family excesses and scandals.

RWJF lecturer

Here’s just a random find a good cause from a Tennessee/Vanderbilt/RWJF program:

The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College is to increase the diversity of health policy leaders in the social, behavioral, and health sciences, particularly sociology, economics, and political science, who will one day influence health policy at the national level.

But, we have to look at how it got its wealth, and what is expected in return for all the philanthropy — Links to the images at top are within the post.

It also helped to have a wealthy foundation with a kickstart from a wealthy family line pushing the concept and paying the ABA (like the American Bar Association is broke and needs grants…) to promote the concept — which the above post shows, when, and how.  This post may, possibly, show the WHY, and provide a wake-up call that the primary problem America has to solve may not be drug abuse, obesity, or other long-term health issues (like mental illnesses) — but our involvement (our hands are not clean) in putting up with and accommodating an entire nation which has come under commercial, corporate, and the tax-exempt//not tax-exempt laws, which let some have houses and horses to spare, and others, no food to spare.

Inequality is always going to exist.  I’m not saying wipe it out.  I’m saying you couldn’t have these INSANE levels without certain circumstances favorable to them — and that if there is a poster-child for eliminating the individual income tax (and in fact, most other taxes), Johnson & Johnson and its related Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, allegedly philanthropic, but in fact, started with J&J shares (and probably the bulk of its endowment still holding them) might just be it. The term “Philanthropy” conceals that the sources of the philanthropy are often anything but…

Tax-exempt foundations from the start had the long-term and short-term advantage they do over the normal workers whose minds, and lives, don’t have passive income sufficient to keep up with the masterminds. To get a sense, just start reading more nonprofit tax returns, seeing money switch from one to another when under scrutiny; look at printouts of some of them maintaining the “market advantage” and accumulating wealth year after year, simply by starting with enough to make a difference in the beginning. See also short explanation at the bottom of this post.

And WHY all these drugs, drug courts, and Family Courts?

Why are the terms “bipolar” “borderline” “ADHD” and so forth, now commonplace, particularly among youth — and are all those school shootings really about the guns, or are they in general shown to have some antipsychotic or other mind-altering drug-involved behaviors?

Read a few, even a brief few pages on the biography of this insane, bullying, and strange family line who is pushing Rispderdal.  Even Wikipedia names the settlements in state after state….

Inside J&J:  Jersey’s  Wackiest, Wealthiest and Craziest family (Book Review by Richard Aregood/Source of Book Image at top of post)

Woody, a classic irresponsible rich kid, nearly died in various bonehead accidents. Brothers Keith (cocaine overdose) and Willard (motorcycle accident) died at 27 and 23. His daughter Casey, a diabetic, was estranged from her father over her drug use, had a colorful love life with men and women, and died at 30, having failed to take the insulin she needed to live. And he owns the Jets, a splendid soap opera of incompetence.

There is one Johnson man who lusts after the 14-year-old sister of his wife, another who becomes smitten with a much younger Polish chambermaid in his mansion, takes her as his third wife and leaves her his fortune, and yet another who obsessively pursued a long legal battle to deny paternity of his daughter.

Granted, the novelist (Jerry Oppenheimer) he’s reviewing tends to write trashy stuff about the lives of such people — but even so, this particular family’s FOUNDATION has set about to restructure the courts, including through funds to the ABA, and pilot programs in five or six places.

However, I think this particular one tells us a lot about the particular design we have now.

Correlating the Johnson & Johnson wealth with the Robert Wood Johnsons (one of three brothers originally involved, some descendants of the other one/s make the narrative) with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

…with the Unified Family Court  concept, which are created originally as Substance Abuse Treatment Centers (pulling in family and juvenile, dependency and treatment functions into one roof) — see last post.

I’ve known about the Therapeutic Jurisprudence model, which those hauled through it are protesting, and those promoting, are applauding — for a long time.  I knew that Baltimore’s “Center for Families and Children in The Courts” was promoting this under the “Human Ecology Model,” and speculated that Ms. Barbara Babb and Ms Gloria Danziger (heading it up) were possibly/probably AFCC.

I’ve known about this CFCC and the Families Matter Symposium involving Maryland’s famous Judge Bell for a while.  Pre-release Press, you can see they are saying the same thing they have been for YEARS.

Experts to Brainstorm June 24-25 on Lessening Negative Effect of Family Law Proceedings on Children, Families

ABA Family Law Section, UB’s Center for Families, Children and the Courts to Host Families Matter Symposium; Md. Chief Judge Bell Will Deliver Keynote

June 10, 2010
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Recognizing that adversarial legal proceedings often have a devastating impact upon children and families involved in contentious* cases, a distinguished group of more than 60 lawyers, judges, academics, mental health professionals, mediators and financial experts will meet at the University of Baltimore on June 24-25 to brainstorm about better ways to tackle family law matters. The Families Matter Symposium is a joint effort of the American Bar Association Section of Family Law and the University of Baltimore’s Center for Families, Children and the Courts. It will launch a multi-year initiative to improve family law processes.

*instead of contentious, why not just use the created trade-word, “high-conflict”? Who’s going to fund it?

Apparently the first one was in 2010, advertised here in an ABA Family Law Section (newsletter)? on page1, left sidebar:

Families Matter” Symposium Summary (July 2010 e-newsletter) [hover cursor for more]
On June 24th and June 25th, the Section of Family Law in partnership with the University of Baltimore, School of Law, held its first “Families Matter Symposium.” Approximately 60 lawyers, judges, psychologists and accountants from all over the country met for two days, at their own expense, in order to develop practices and methodologies to lessen the disruptive impact on Family Law litigation. I am pleased that many of our Section members were present.

The symposium was led by facilitator Joe McNeely. The participants were asked to first identify problems in our system. That was the easy part. Next, we were divided into six working groups. Each group was charged with a particular problem area in Family Law, including domestic and family abuse, financial issues, alternative dispute resolution, lack of resources, and children’s issues.

Well, this got started a few decades ago.

Sure, families are important, but if you follow the money and get some history on who started the propaganda, often it leads to some seriously screwed up ones then projecting their individual family line’s weakness onto the national landscape (which after all, IS their playground) and demanding politics, governments, courts, law schools, or medical institutions (up to Harvard Psychiatric, which comes up in the pose) be re-aligned to guess who’s priorities, regardless of the impact on others.

But I am starting to believe that the whole thing may have been a RWJ brainstorm to help compensate for the craziness of his don’t have to work for a living, can’t stay married — or drug-free — insane family line.  We already know that Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (with its focus on HEALTH) (although it seems its original commercial success was based on war – Civil War, World War I, World War II, etc.) prodded and paid grants to the ABA to promote the UFC model nationwide.

Learning also that this wealth was particularly used to pay off and promote President Bush, Republican causes in particular [see welfare reform], and that one of the family line was intending to restructure West Manhattan in a bid to get the 2012 Olympics to New York, owned the New York Jets, and like his forefathers, was reported in Florida putting the squeeze on a man whose family did NOT come from money, whose real estate smarts he wanted, perhaps it’s not too far a reach that if a Robert Wood Johnson heir WANTS the nation’s courts turned into substance treatment centers (blending with family courts), RWJ GETs the nation’s courts turned into substance treatment centers.

Don’t rule out the concept before reading at least one tax return and about the company and family line involved.



By the way a May, 2013 article in au.IBtimes.com (International Business Times) shows JnJ lost its license to produce its baby powders in India, says the FDA, after a cancer-causing agent ethylene oxide which is used to sterilize things in large-scale operations, was found in 15 batches.  Because it wasn’t checked for residue:

While ethylene oxide can be used for sterilisation, the company did not bother to carry out a test after the process to check the amount of residue in the product. The products are used for new born babies. It is must for the company to follow all measures,” said by FDA joint commissioner KB Shende quoted by Pune Mirror.

What is Ethylene Oxide?

Ethylene Oxide is very important material used in large-scale chemical production. It also produces ethylene glycol, one of the components used in plastics. Ethylene Oxide has been used globally to produce solvents, lubricants, paint thinners and detergents.

How Dangerous Is It?

At room temperature, ethylene oxide is very dangerous; the chemical is flammable, carcinogenic, mutagenic, and irritating. It is an anaesthetic gas with a misleading pleasant smell.

What Effects Can It Do to Humans?

Unprotected and constant exposure to ethylene oxide can cause genetic mutation or DNA alternation which leads to cancer. It can damage the lungs and the cardiovascular system. Physical manifestation after exposure includes headache, vomiting, dizziness, sleep disturbances, leg pain, weakness, stiffness, sweating, liver enlargement and suppression of antitoxic functions of the body

So, who is working regularly with this chemical at the plant?

I’ve posted plenty of tax returns from the site “FoundationCenter.org” on this blog.  How many of them look like this? (in the next to last column):  in other words, in the billions?  (and this is just one of the owned foundations):

ORGANIZATION NAME STATE YEAR FORM PAGES TOTAL ASSETS EIN
Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood, The NJ 2011 990PF 161 $8,967,712,917 22-6029397
Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood, The NJ 2010 990PF 291 $9,199,687,456 22-6029397
Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood, The NJ 2009 990PF 312 $8,490,415,783 22-6029397

(The tax returns are getting more streamlined, I see they’re down to ONLY 161pp)

Where is this money being held –invested in what?  Given to whom?  It’s in Princeton, NJ.

Dividends and interests from securities, $131 million; interest on savings and temporary cash $698K (for some people, that type of INCOME, let alone interest on income, would be a real pipe dream).  Also, they sold some assets, that’s $314 million, net (actual sales was over $2 billion).

OK, in their Asset holdings, under the following categories — which do you think is the largest holdings?  The first? (If so, think again).

  • a Investments-U S and state government obligations (attach schedule)
  • b Investments-corporate stock (attach schedule) . . . .
  • c Investments-corporate bonds (attach schedule). . . .
  • 11Investments-land, buildings, and equipment basis

They are investing $1+billion in corporate stocks, and $394 million in corporate bonds.  In the U.S. Government?  Only holding $81K.  They’re wanting to RUN the US Government, not invest in it.

(I just looked through who they are donating money to.  Interesting where the priorities seem to lie…)

Robert Wood Johnson II inherited $2 million when (age 16) his father died. He dropped out of Rutgers Prep school to manage Johnson & Johnson, which then went on to benefit from this next war as the original had from the Civil War (if I recall it right).  They waterproofed medical adhesive bandage, colored it to match ammunition containers.

At 1942 he became “Brigadier General” and was appointed to Ordnance.  He was appointed a position of authority over the War Plants Corporation (WPC), then SWPC (Smaller War Plants Corps) dealing with contracts, ran into serious trouble for favoring large over smaller, such that the entire Michigan division quit in protest.  He then resigned in 1943, and went back to ruling over J&J, apparently not in  a very good mood…

Interesting, he seems to have been a second-generation autocrat not very good at receiving feedback, including from government.  There were three marriages, towards the end he had to step down from the “SWPC,” went back to J&J, firing some relatives (including his son and nephew) and at his death, having taken care of the children (there were three different marriages, given the times, it seems that wealth helped the transition), and on his death left most of $400,000,000 — to the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, preserving the name of his grandfather. [Wiki seems subjective, but is still interesting.]

Robert Wood Johnson III (son of the first of 3 marriages, above, and an only child)  had 5 children; one died of a cocaine overdose in 1975, and the other in a motorcycle accident.

There is a “Robert Wood Johnson IV.”  Maybe they should try another name….  More on him, below the Foundation Funding….

  • 1936  “In late 1936, he created the Johnson New Brunswick Foundation with 12,000 shares of company stock—worth about $5.4 million today.”
  • 1971  In 1971, Johnson & Johnson, 10,204,377 common shares to the foundation translated into $1.2 billion.
  • 1972 RWJF was formed in 1972 after the death of Robert Wood Johnson II, former chairman of Johnson & Johnson. Its initial funding was roughly $1.2 billion. Today RWJF has an endowment of roughly $9 billion. Due to prudent financial management, the Foundation enjoys the same ‘buying power’ in 2012 as it did at its inception
  • 2013 RWJF intends to award funds [$425 million] in 2013 to hundreds of organizations working to improve health nationally and in dozens of targeted communities. Since its inception in 1972, the Foundation has awarded more than $9 billion in grants, with grantees located in every state in the country.
Casey Johnson and Tila Tequila
Casey Johnson
LEFT PHOTO (Casey):
[both from MTV articles around the time of Casey’s discovery in her Los Angeles apt.]
His daughter Casey died in 2010 of drug overdose in squalid conditions, with her Porsche concealed.  She also had diabetes:  “Spectacularly wealthy and complicated family.”
Longtime friends with socialites like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, Casey actually turned down a role on “The Simple Life.” In 2003, Casey began a very public feud with her aunt, Elizabeth (Libet) Ross Johnson, who is Woody’s only sister. A prominent New York socialite who founded an orphanage in Cambodia, Libet married five times before the age of 40, once briefly to the singer Michael Bolton. In a nasty case of she said/ she said, Casey and Libet battled it out in The New York Post‘s Page Six as the younger Johnson accused her aunt of stealing her boyfriend, John Dee.  . . .
(of an Uncle — RWJ IV’s brother — had a grandfather, who….)
In the early ’70s, for his third marriage, Seward [John Seward Johnson I) wed his Polish cook. More than a decade later, Seward is said to have redone his will with his wife’s help while on his deathbed, leaving her the entirety of his fortune and cutting out his children. His children filed a suit and a three-year-long, ludicrously expensive trial ensued. The children, including Jamie’s father James “Jimmy” Loring Johnson, eventually recouped some of their lost inheritance
RIGHT PHOTO (Casey & Tila)

 Socialite and Paris Hilton companion Casey died in 2010 in Los Angeles at Age 30. (below with fiance “Tila Tequila,” right.  They’d fought recently and Casey’s body wasn’t found for several days).

Johnson, who adopted a young girl, Ava-Monroe, from Kazakhstan in 2007, battled childhood diabetes and co-authored a book on the subject with her father called “Managing Your Child’s Diet.” She was arrested last November on charges of theft after allegedly taking clothing, jewelry and legal documents from an ex-girlfriend.

According to TMZ, unnamed law enforcement sources said Johnson appeared to have been dead for “several days.” Tequila told the site that the two had fought last week and that she’d been unable to reach Johnson on December 29 after the heiress had left her dogs at Tequila’s home.

2013 August 11th article from “The Daily Beast” reviews/comments on a book “Crazy Rich: Power, Scandal & Tragedy inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty.” By Emma Garman

. . .The 1968 death of Robert Wood Johnson II, son of a co-founder of Johnson & Johnson, the highly successful chairman of the board for 25 years, and known as the General because of his WWII army rank, augured an especially unfortunate phase. If as a 74-year-old ex-smoker his succumbing to terminal cancer wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, it was an abrupt lesson in the democracy of illness for this tyrannous leader, who expected the world to bend to his iron will.

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Meanwhile, his son Bobby, whom he’d rejected for being a fat child, and later feuded with and fired as president of Johnson & Johnson in 1965, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Despite cutting-edge radiation treatment, he died in December 1970 at age 50. In September 1968, his son Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson III, famous today as the owner of the New York Jets, had broken his back and been pronounced permanently paralyzed. The 21-year-old University of Arizona junior was driving from Tucson to Phoenix with friends.

Another description talked about the family “Excommunication” which related to why he was in Tucson, not on the East Coast running the family business.

Stopping for a bathroom break at an interstate exit, Woody, likely drunk and in pitch darkness, fell backwards off an overpass, hitting the ground 18 feet below. Following surgery, months of intensive care, and a lengthy rehabilitation, he was able to walk again, but with a permanent limp. Two of his younger brothers weren’t so lucky. In 1975, 27-year-old Keith Johnson died after shooting up cocaine. A few weeks later, 23-year-old Billy Johnson was killed in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, just two years after receiving his first trust fund check for around $10 million.

None of Bobby’s five children (also surviving Keith and Billy, along with Woody and Libet, is their younger brother Christopher), nor indeed any Johnson since Bobby, has ever worked for the family business, which went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 1944. The General’s ruthless business acumen, the company’s pioneering medical products and health remedies, and its distinctive packagingthe Red Cross logo was brazenly appropriated from American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, who was eventually paid the princely sum of one dollar—would result in unfathomable wealth into perpetuity for every Johnson & Johnson scion. A block of one hundred company shares, which sold for $3,750 in 1944, was worth $12 million by the end of the 20th century, and so for Woody and his siblings, tens of millions of dollars in company stock accrued in trust funds with zero effort on their part.

Other sections of the Johnson family, including the descendants of the General’s younger brother, John Seward Johnson I, are similarly endowed. As a teenager in the early 1900s, Seward was apparently kept as “a sexual prisoner” by a New York socialite, having been abandoned by his parents. After he died, his daughter, Mary Lea—the first infant face on the Baby Powder container, and the recipient of a $100 million trust fund—publicly claimed that he had molested her, a charge that her son, Eric Ryan, believes was a scurrilous concoction of her “flamboyant, publicity-hungry producer husband,” Marty Richards. “My mother was not a stable person,” Ryan told Oppenheimer. “She was heavily into alcohol and painkillers.” In 1976

Mary Lea accused her second husband, a child psychiatrist named Victor D’Arc, of conspiring with his alleged lover—their 32-year-old handyman and chauffeur—to have her murdered so as to obtain the $20 million she’d bequeathed to him in a will.

. . . ….his deep involvement in the GOP  …As Oppenheimer [book author] details, Woody supported both McCain and Romney, providing substantial amounts of his own money as well as soliciting donations from his powerful friends. It was thanks to Woody that the 2008 Republican National Convention’s $10 million shortfall was met. In the run-up to 2012, Woody was often by Romney’s side, hosting $2,500-a-plate breakfasts and accompanying him on a trip to Israel for “meetings.” Oppenheimer observes that the two men, who were born a month apart in 1947, share “the same political philosophies, a similar kind of private equity business,” and are “both intensely secretive, especially about their finances.”

The image above is from another book review, 9/15/2013 by Richard Aregood, a blogs.NJ.com,  (Star-Ledger)

Inside J&J: Jersey’s wackiest, wealthiest and craziest family: 

. . .a family so wealthy that not even the most egregiously insane or irresponsible behavior spanning multiple generations could slow them down. ~ There are so many Johnsons, doing an amazing variety of loony, sad, tragic, stupid, horny and bewildering things and so many lawsuits in which they sue one another and seemingly anybody in range, . . .

The fortune and the story begins in New Brunswick, where the three Johnson brothers, after having conned Clara Barton out of the Red Cross trademark for $1, built a business selling everything from surgical supplies to home birthing kits to Johnson’s Baby Powder and Band-Aids. The money poured in. And the brilliantly designed trust funds have kept the family in mansions to this day, no matter how many ill-considered marriages they may indulge in.

In addition to the usual rich people primo real estate in Manhattan and various equally palatial warm weather retreats, some of the Johnson money went over time to build mansions across New Jersey…”

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More Robert Wood Johnson IV, just for a scope of influence (2004 article from the RWJ IV Wiki):

Behind the Jets, a Private Man Pushes His Dream (RWJ IV)

By DUFF WILSONPublished: November 11, 2004


THE billionaire known as Woody looks out from his penthouse on the 49th floor of the Trump International Hotel and Tower on a Manhattan that he hopes to transform.

He is one of the biggest Republican fund-raisers in the nation, and his grateful allies – President Bush, Gov. George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg – make up a rare triple play of powerful support.

He is offering $800 million toward a $1.4 billion stadium for the Jets, the team he bought for $635 million in 2001, unheard-of sums for either a stadium or a team without one. He wants government approvals and $600 million in city and state financing to seal the deal. He is also the glue in far-reaching plans to redevelop the far West Side of Manhattan and to attract the 2012 Olympics.

. . .When you have a billion and the small partner at 25 percent doesn’t have it, you can sort of run over him and do what you want, can’t you?” said a former business partner, Michael Richard Spielvogel. “His money and his power ran away from me.”

After moving to New York in 1984, Johnson concentrated on managing his money and rearing a family. He also became a leading contributor to philanthropic causes, particularly foundations working to promote research into diabetes and lupus, autoimmune diseases that have afflicted two of his three children.

He became a leading donor, as well, to the Republican Party and to individual candidates, building alliances that could serve him well as he tries to build a public consensus behind the Jets’ highly disputed proposal for a new stadium and convention hall, which would be by far the most expensive stadium built in the United States.


. . . .Problems in Florida

Spielvogel, a hustling real estate developer from Long Island, was Johnson’s partner for four years in ventures named Woodric Enterprises, after their middle names. . . . .

“He comes in and first thing out of his mouth was, ‘My family and I checked you out, and I want to do ‘bidness’ with you,’ ” Spielvogel said. “He said, ‘You didn’t have any family money; you did it on your own.’ And basically: ‘Teach me. I’ll give you 10 percent of the first deal and 25 percent of every deal thereafter if you just sell your operations in New York and move to Florida.’ And that’s basically what I did.

“He was the money. I was the brains.” . . . . 

Spielvogel had no spending authority. Woodric also developed a condo project in Coral Springs, north of Fort Lauderdale, and a Holiday Inn near Boca Raton’s beaches.

Two condo buyers sued over what they described as fraudulent or misleading sales activity; one won $5,480 and the other settled for an undisclosed amount. Johnson’s role was unclear from court records. He was personally sued for $1,394 in unpaid dues at the luxury Corinthian Condo in Broward County, where he lived, in 1976. A judge found Johnson in contempt of court in the case. Further details could not be learned, because the court file has been purged, the lawyer for the condominium is dead and Johnson declined to be interviewed.

Spielvogel held a nonvoting 25 percent share in Woodric and worked for $700 a week, he said, when Latman persuaded Johnson to squeeze him out of the business. (Latman could not be reached for comment.) Spielvogel said he had been forced to sell out for less than he thought his share was worth because he needed money for food and rent.

“Basically I was strangled, financially strangled,” Spielvogel said.

But then he filed an affidavit in Broward County saying he had given up his interest in one real estate project “under extreme duress and coercion inflicted on me by Robert Wood Johnson IV.”  Later, Spielvogel said, he accepted $55,000 to give up his 25 percent share in Woodric and withdraw the charges of coercion. Woodric later turned out to be worth many millions, Spielvogel said. Today, he said of Johnson: “I wish him well. I don’t begrudge him anything. I’ve moved on with my life, he’s moved on with his life.”  Johnson has cut off all contact. In 1998, Spielvogel phoned to say that his daughter, whom Johnson had known as a baby, had died. Johnson did not call back.

WHAT A REAL NICE GUY…

When I look at how (this billionaire, typical of the very wealthy) family history — a daughter has diabetes, so somehow Congress is dedicating $750 million to diabetes research (unprecedented), ditto research on “lupus” (which another daughter had).  His brother died from cocaine overdose — could that be in part why RWJohnson Foundation wants the nation? to restructure ALL courts into substance treatment intervention centers?  Also troubling — the amount of money available from (essentially, the profits of war — war creates lots of injuries and contracts for product) — the influence on the Republican party during the time leading up to revising the welfare system.
More from Wikipedia, on Johnson & Johnson in particular.  NOT necessarily the nice guys, although who can protest popularizing antiseptic bandaging (idea:  from someone else, Joseph Lister).    

WIKIPEDIA JOHNSON & JOHNSON

Since the 1900s, the company has pursued steady diversification. It added consumer products in the 1920s and created a separate division for surgical products in 1941 which became Ethicon. It expanded into pharmaceuticals with the purchase ofMcNeil Laboratories, Inc., Cilag, and Janssen Pharmaceutica, and into women’s sanitary products and toiletries in the 1970s and 1980s. In recent years, Johnson & Johnson has expanded into such diverse areas as biopharmaceuticals, orthopedic devices, and Internet publishing. Recently, Johnson & Johnson has purchased Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare department. The transition from Pfizer to Johnson and Johnson was completed December 18, 2006.

Johnson & Johnson has been consistently named one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother.[10]

Along with Gatorade, Johnson & Johnson is one of the founding sponsors of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Headquarters: [“1960s ….We’ll Stay if You’ll Gentrify...”]

The company has historically been located on the Delaware and Raritan Canal in New Brunswick. The company considered moving its headquarters out of New Brunswick in the 1960s, but decided to stay in the town after city officials promised to gentrify downtown New Brunswick by demolishing old buildings and constructing new ones….



Shareholders lawsuit[edit]
In 2010 a group of shareholders sued the Johnson and Johnson management board for failing to take action to prevent serious failings and illegalities since the 1990s, including manufacturing problems, bribing officials, covering up adverse effects and misleading marketing for unapproved uses. The judge initially dismissed the case in September 2011 due to the high standard of evidence required to implicate the board members, but given serious concerns allowed for the plaintiffs to re-submit their case with more particulars.[29] In 2012 Johnson and Johnson proposed a settlement with the shareholders, whereby the company would institute new oversight quality and compliance procedures binding for five years.[30]

Marketing of Risperdal[edit]
Juries in several US states have found J&J guilty of hiding what it knew about the adverse effects of its antipsychotic medication Risperdal (chemical name Risperidone), produced by its unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals, in order to promote it to doctors and patients as better than cheaper generics. Also, Risperdal is used to treat Schizophrenia, but J&J falsely marketed it to nursing home professionals and physicians for treating patients with dementia.[31] States that have awarded damages include Texas ($158 million), South Carolina ($327 million), Louisiana ($258 million), and most notably Arkansas ($1.2 billion) – the Attorney General stated: “These two companies put profits before people, and they are rightfully being held responsible for their actions”; however the drug giant’s share price barely dipped on the announcement.[32]

In addition, the United States Department of Justice has been investigating J&J’s Risperdal sales practices since 2004, and in 2010 joined a whistleblowers suit against the company for illegally marketing Risperdal through Omnicare, the largest company supplying pharmaceutical drugs to nursing homes.[33][34] The allegations include that J&J were warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not to promote Risperdal as effective and safe for elderly patients, when in fact it is associated with early death, but they did so, in that they in fact bribed Omnicare pharmacists tens of millions of dollars to promote the drug to care home physicians for this unapproved use. A settlement has been provisionally agreed upon with J&J of around $2.2 billion, for this and related allegations with Omnicare, having already settled for around $100 million.[35]

Johnson and Johnson have also been subject to congressional investigations over secret payments and misleading ghost written articles given to leading psychiatrists promoting its products, notably Professor Joseph Biederman and his paediatric bipolar disorder research unit, which they privately stated was to “move forward the commercial goals of J.& J.” and “generate and disseminate data supporting the use of risperidone in” children and adolescents.[36]

Exposed: Harvard Shrink Gets Rich Labeling Kids Bipolar | Alternet

Jun 17, 2008 – Meet the man who got rich by popularizing bipolar disorder for children.  What Dick Cheney is to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, psychiatrist Joseph Biederman is to the  about Biederman, “He single-handedly put pediatric bipolar disorder on  Biederman (and two of his colleagues in the psychiatry department 

[[THIS pretty well summarizes the situation, above….  Johnson  & Johnson of course one of those mentioned.]]

Not mentioned in the summary;  This was at Harvard Dept. of Psychiatry? Biederman also has a Massachusetts General Hospital Address:

Harvard Department Of Psychiatry

PEDIATRIC PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY RESEARCH UNIT Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Joseph Biederman, M.D. (Program Director), Thomas Spencer, M.D., Tim Wilens, M.D. (Associate Directors), Janet Wozniak, M.D., Dina Hirshfeld-Becker, Ph.D., Larry Seidman, Ph.D., Stephen Faraone, Ph.D., Alysa Doyle, Ph.D., Ellen Braaten, Ph.D., Eric Mick, Sc.D., Robert Doyle, M.D., Ross Greene, Ph.D., Michael Monuteaux, B.A., Mary Ann Johnson, R.N., M.S., F.P.N.P., Louise Cohen, Pharm.D.

The Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit seeks to advance the well being of children and families afflicted with mental illness through clinical care education and research. In particular, ongoing controlled studies are currently evaluating the outcome of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in boys, ADHD girls and their siblings, children at risk for anxiety disorder, and methylphenidate treatment for adult ADHD.

(It goes on and on.  The studies which aren’t sponsored by NIH, have first, several by “Stanley Foundation” and/or such notables as Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Shire….Alza Corporation…)

Use of the Red Cross symbol[edit]

Flag of the Red Cross
Further information: Emblems of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
#Use of the emblems

Johnson & Johnson registered the Red Cross as a U.S. trademark for “medicinal and surgical plasters” in 1905 and has used the design since 1887.[37].

The Geneva Conventions, which reserved the Red Cross emblem for specific uses, were first approved in 1864 and ratified by the United States in 1882; however, the emblem was not protected by U.S. law for the use of the American Red Cross and the U.S. military until after Johnson & Johnson had obtained its trademark. A clause in this law (now 18 U.S.C. 706) permits pre-existing uses of the Red Cross, such as Johnson & Johnson’s, to continue.

A declaration made by the U.S. upon its ratification of the 1949 Geneva Conventions includes a reservation that pre-1905 U.S. domestic uses of the Red Cross, such as Johnson & Johnson’s, would remain lawful as long as the cross is not used on “aircraft, vessels, vehicles, buildings or other structures, or upon the ground,” uses which could be confused with its military uses.[38] This means that the U.S. did not agree to any interpretation of the 1949 Geneva Conventions that would overrule Johnson & Johnson’s trademark. Even as it disputes a recent lawsuit by Johnson & Johnson, the American Red Cross continues to recognize the validity of Johnson & Johnson’s trademark.[39]

In August 2007, Johnson & Johnson filed a lawsuit against the American Red Cross (ARC), demanding that the charity halt the use of the red cross symbol on products it sells to the public, though the company takes no issue with the charity’s use of the mark for non-profit purposes.[40] In May 2008, the judge in the case dismissed most of Johnson & Johnson’s claims, and a month later the two organizations announced a settlement had been reached in which both parties would continue to use the symbol.[41]

Boston Scientific lawsuits[edit]
Beginning in 2003, Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific have been involved in a series of litigations involving patents covering heart stent medical devices. Both parties claimed that the other had infringed upon their patents. The litigation was settled once Boston Scientific agreed to pay $716 million to Johnson & Johnson in September 2009 and an additional $1.73 billion in February 2010.[42]


Here’s a pdf to “Nazi Hydra in America:  The Suppressed History of a Century

Inside this book, which I’ve mentioned before, is a chapter on Corporations>, and how at least some (like, Jefferson) of USA founders understood the dangers they could and would pose. Corporations exist by permit FROM the political jurisdiction they were in, and could’ve and should’ve been more limited in scope (purpose, rather than for “anything”) and possibly duration, thus giving people who do NOT form corporations, but instead choose to, or have to, work for them — at least a fighting chance.

Add to this the income tax on most, and tax-exemption for some, plus the ability to deduct EXPENSES from REVENUES for corporations to reduce what’s taxed — and the lack of that ability to any significant degree for individuals who don’t incorporate — creates the disparity favoring the businesses.


Add to this, corporations can be multinational, multi-jurisdiction within the United States, but while I United States citizens CAN hold other nationality citizen ship (i.e., “dual-citizenship”), WITHIN the United States, one has to reside in a specific state (not two or more) at least legally, to do business (and so as to be taxed) in that state. However this is not true of corporations, including tax-exempt corporations. They can register to do business in all 50 states, legally. Try that with a driver’s license, a marriage license or an individual tax return!


for lack of limitation in time, purpose and scope. I think in this insane behavior by several generations of the Johnsons, we can see a good example why. Rather than solve their own problems, including the problems which relate in part to just not having to WORK for a living in generations II, III, and IV (although obviously many did) and drug addictions, family fights — cutting kids out of the inheritance, in one case (Mary Lea), incest; sexual false imprisonment of an abandoned teenager by a rich socialite (that was her father, that she said molested her from ages 9 to 15), and all kinds of substance abuse —

We need another way to live and do business, other than in the shadows of these multinational corporations and their drug-dealing, lying, stealing, cheating, can’t even get along with themselves, lifestyles.

The Johnson & Johnson wealth poured into political parties (here, Republican) then I happen to know has created a court system which likes to, through welfare reform, lecture the poor about THEIR work ethic, and THEIR family structures?

Isn’t this called “projecting”? We just happen to be the screen — this crowd derived the images from their own social and genetic circles…

C.A. Fitts called it an economic tapeworm. I think she’s right.

Bypassing the Legal Process in Baltimore: HOW and for WHOM Maryland got its “Family Divisions” in 1998.

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THIS POST IS: Bypassing the Legal Process in Baltimore: HOW and for WHOM Maryland got its “Family Divisions” in 1998. (Short-link ending “-2cT” and at about 9,200 words, not including this update. First published, I believe, on or about Dec. 24, 2013; this update with a bit of preview & Why the Update section, August 3, 2019).

Includes sections labeled and/or focused on:

~|~> So, Looking Back on 15 yrs of Maryland’s Family Courts. (1998, referenced in 2013)  ~|~> The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Factor: Who is RWJF? ~|~> UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW**  ~|~> UNIFIED FAMILY COURTS

(**”BEGAN 1925, ADDED FULL-TIME DAY  DIVISION ONLY in 1969, BECAME PUBLIC IN 1975, BRAND NEW BUILDING 2013; ONE-THIRD OF MARYLAND’S JUDGES ARE ITS GRADUATES”).

BALTIMORE (ColdHardFacts) ~Why Baltimore’s CAFRs are MIA – Audit Baltimore’ (cf Updating a Dec. 2013 FCM post on ‘Bypassing the Legal Process’ in Baltimore..” (short-linke ends “-2cT”) (to create Maryland’s Family Division) ~ 2019Aug3 Sat

Bonus (actually, related) material:  “Why Baltimore’s CAFRs are MIA — ‘Audit Baltimore Tells Us’” (links to my other blog; see title.  Internal links circle back to an audit (on this blog) of a Mentoring of Prisoners grant, and how about $1.7B of child support over three years hadn’t been collected when the tools to collect it existed (per Office of Legislative Affairs), how some city agencies hadn’t been audited for three decades), etc.   But the “CAFR MIA” link just refers to my having been routinely looking for key city CAFRs (state by state) and found I wasn’t the only one questioning why Baltimore’s latest ones (due) just couldn’t be found:

LAST PREVIOUS REVISION WAS DEC. 24, 2013. See “updated” block immediately below:

UPDATED (format, add title, and this introduction explaining why) Aug. 3, 2019

This older post goes with a page I’m featuring when I published the “Pages” menu (all 58 titles) and made it top-most of (so far) eleven sticky posts on the blog, under the “Current Posts, Most Recent on Top” link. (which is actually a static home page, now one of two).  (see 58 More Essays (Pages) on Essentials** of the Family Court Arena. **IMHO, as expressed 2009-2019. (Published July 31, 2019; Short-link ends “-ar9”)) went looking for this post intending to include it there. It has more content and background than the page). Naturally, I want it formatted respectably.

It seems at least one more (the one just before this) post should be linked to that page, now that I’m again highlight Baltimore and Maryland’s handling of family court-connected situations and practices, still, in summer 2019).  Also, Baltimore has always been a key state for reasons involved here, and for “responsible fatherhood” activities and certain organizations too.  

Also recommended (From Dec., 2013), in this order:

Eavesdropping into an Indoctrination Center, Hindsight from a Pilot Project Outpost (First publ. Dec. 22, 2013; Updated (format) Aug. 3, 2019). (short-link ends -2cI, about 12,700 words)
… and…
Johnson [and] Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson (I, II, III and IV) — This Crowd and JUSTICE Reform??? [Published Dec. 25, 2013] (short-link ending: “-2dp” | about 9,000 words)(<~this part added 2019).  (The ‘[and]’ because the title doesn’t retain “&” character when I use it//LGH)


Also, because right now (late June through mid-December, 2019 in Maryland) testimony is being heard in front of a new Governor’s Study Workgroup (appointed 2019) regarding how to better incorporate trauma-based services (ACES) into custody decision-making.  (Searchable on Twitter; I’ve referenced it with some links and media, may post, so not incorporating a “mini-post” here). This time, doesn’t seem to be particularly about the custody decision-making process itself, but those involved both on the work group and (first session) testifying before it should be noted (along with their particular a la carte recipe — failing to incorporate reporting on responsible fatherhood (and healthy marriage) welfare reform, failing to report on key organization “Association of Family and Conciliation Courts” or any of its chapters, etc.). In following up on this and some names I did not personally recognize from the field (UBaltimore School of Law involved), I unearthed yet more evidence of who pushed the family court divisions in this area, and how it was done.  Like many activists, they tend to mutually boast about their own accomplishments, one easy way to find further details.

ABOUT THAT: A previous study or work-group had been appointed in 2013; a current member of the 2019 workgroup which had previously been (as to the organization, not the individual) mostly an attendee of the other sessions.

The question arises of how much of any executive-branch commission, task force, work group, or study group is staffed for to validate a pre-determined or foregone conclusion (i.e., rubber-stamping).

But in the case of setting up the family law divisions in this area — it doesn’t seem to have been one.  They really had to be rammed through; and it took several years.  Read about it (what I knew as of late 2013) below.//LGH Aug. 2, 2013)


Note:

This blog is published as-is, both formatting and editing. In my own defense (from its embarrassing look) — I have to type in half HTML, half “Visual” mode, with frequent “Preview” mode to check and correct… WordPress “Visual” mode is NOTHING like actual — as to paragraph breaks, spacing, and even font and line-height, unless I manually (copy & paste, or type in) controlling HTML style codes.

Meanwhile, I am engrossed in the subject matter, and this work is neither contracted nor hourly. It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m posting anyhow.

Major lesson? Want justice? It has to be economic justice, and through self-education (that means, put one’s time into something else), unless the country gets out of the business of war, which basically causes business contracting with the US Government to wage it, which then with this wealth (and while soldiers die on both side, and landscapes are blown up, new drugs are used for warfare and then to repair the injuries and trauma from war) foundations enable the wealth from war to be used for PR and — as it actually turned out, probably, in this case — a certain foundation wants the nation to function differently, which it has been.  (Oh, the benefits of Billionaire BIG).   

Also whatever illness one of the fortune-family’s kids have, that’s the disease that gets the research for the cure (how about healthier lifestyles and less poisoned food supplies, and fewer drugs for us all?)

Generation IV of the exact same heir’s name, ALL of them knowing they have enough wealth to throw it around and make the rules, is behaving badly, pays off the ABA to set up a center to create Unified Family Courts (including this one in Baltimore), the ABA keeps up the good work, and eventually a judge concedes.  [Read the whole article for another take on how wealth is acquired; the word “strangulation” was used in this one, coercion, under duress signing over businesses one helped develop, etc.]  Bullies into Healthcare, Health Research and Family Justice….

The wealth has also probably affected the family line, which contains a number of high-profile (that’s the level they exist at) celebrity disasters, reported in 2010 when one of the daughters died of drug overdose in squalid conditions.   Family members cut themselves in or out of the business, or wealth, affecting future generations of their own, only larger-league.

The courts also order families into therapy they don’t need; sometimes involving drugs (i.e. anti-psychotics). The foundation just so happened to be a major pharmaceutical, one of the world’s largest. And from 1988ff a major contributor to Republican party, causes, and candidates, particularly future President Bush.

And we expect JUSTICE from this model?Merry Christmas indeed, and for my NEXT Christmas, I’d like a website with an embedded style chart I don’t have to do manually, my children to understand some of these truths, AND I’d like to see them again too, would be nice…. might even re-instated the practice of observing or participating in holidays, MAYBE.  If you’re not up for the narratives, just look at the links….


Expanding and supplementing the theme from the last post; links to documents gave me more understanding of WHY we have family divisions, by looking at their backers.
The setting up of new, and different subject matter jurisdictions in America has been going on for a long time — problem-solving courts, drug courts, mental health courts, etc.  The “Genius” of the Unified Family Courts (or of Family Courts themselves, unified or not) is that now ANY adults with children, i.e., about half the population of the United States perhaps — can now be funneled through the courthouses, being economically dinged for services on the way.    It’s a way to substitute the decriminalization of (crimes) and replace it with behavioral health/service-based language in the name of helping “The FAMILY” (versus, individual rights, due process, etc.).

RE:  Barbara Babb, Judge Bell, and Baltimore — a convocation of “Bs,” apparently helped pull off a Big Stunt in the creation of the Family Division, by Judicial Administrative Rule, in only 1998.

Ms. Babb, a truly committed Therapeutic Jurisprudence Law (Associate) Professor,  proselytizing on the first 15 years, let me in on how yet another state got its family divisions, subject matter grabs, and dminishing of the concept of “domestic violence” or “domestic abuse” as a non-legal matter.

Sometimes it takes a while of focusing on things that catch your attention, then coming back later, with more understanding on your part (from having continued to read, look, see more data) and sometimes, changes on the website’s part as well.

My Media/Library Uploads Retrospective– but First, The Context! (Published 11/11/2013).

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My Media/Library Uploads Retrospective– but First, The Context! (Published 11/11/2013). (WordPress-generated, case-sensitive shortlink ends “-23e”) this title & published date added 2019.
To provide generic, one-click access or a drop-down menu to my own Media Library (=things I felt worthwhile enough not to bury in the archives), I have posted here some links to selected posts or uploads from the 4+ years of this blog. (similar, but not identical concept — there’s a long side-bar widget with similar title).

As I tend to combine “reflect and investigate,” this process helped me distill basic language and themes, which are being parsed out to different posts.  I also aim to shorten posts to 5,000-6,000 words (including quotes).  As I was a novice blogger (starting pretty much with this one!) the earlier ones, with so much cut and paste, font-changes and just too much to say (essentially I was learning and posting notes on the entire field, at once) can be hard to handle!

But Summary, First!

I have a lot to say, it has some complexity, and after spending several days on this post (not sure if that meant improving it!) including consistent formatting code issues and revisions, I’m just splitting it in two.  This section’s “show and tell” segments on the economic matters really sets the context for the other links, which are subsidiary.  Each segment is probably about 5,500 words.

However this post still outlines, from better teachers than myself, how anyone can see, and prove from understanding those “Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports”, the accumulated-wealth of our federal AND state governments, the practice of crying “broke” when they aren’t, which then highlights that we have been massively deluded, redirected, and deceived into the process have been believing major lies about the nature, and with this the purpose, of our own government, for decades.  With the exception of those who have been diligently exposing it, which hardly attracts major funding and approval from the engines of commerce that depend on those lies.

Every government (or religion) is going to use propaganda to consolidate and unify people under its umbrella and for its cause.  However some are worse than others, and this one needs to be recognized, and spat out.

ALSO, Unlike many who report, in general on the CAFRs and accumulated wealth factor, I’m also a woman, a mother, an individual — who was dragged with children, then without children, through the court system that’s the subject of this blog.

So I am seeking, and finding, how to apply that knowledge to THIS problem of the courts.  Knowledge of government financing (and how to understand it) is valuable.  It is also leverage with legislators and taxpayers, with policymakers (who set budgets) regarding the courts, and adds credibility to any discussion — even if the person speaking doesn’t work in the academic elite dedicated to these matters.

In investigating these courts, for a change with some better signals and clues (than the DV agencies or “Mothers of Lost Children” “No Way Out But One” and/or Lundy Bancroft [The Batterer as Parent”] and friends crowd was providing) it was immediately obvious the elephant in the family law system was the conciliation courts, who with the related nonprofits, were focused on the were federal incentives, and demands, to states driving the welfare system. Finding this material also sheds lights on how come, if I could (and reported), these individuals didn’t (or didn’t report).

This factor, and the slush fund factors HAS been reported right along — but not well enough publicized or explained enough; apparently the understanding didn’t catch fire and start some appropriate fires to burn up the falsehoods coming from groups who want a piece of the training pie.  One reason it didn’t “catch fire” is so much distracting, less relevant and intentionally de-railing publicity DID catch fire took its place, with a different focus and intent — a focus on the precisely those things which sell causes and get coverage; the story line; the human tragedies, and the victims.  And that’s not the type of reporting that leads to focused understanding of the situation — it’s situational, it’s personal, and it’s transient.

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Technical Assistance and Training = Silencing Mothers’ Voices, Taking their Money…

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[post is about 11,000 words long.
I am showing many TA&T [Technical Assistance and Training] programs and their relationships, although my interest in Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) stems from their recent collaborations with (instead of confrontation of) “AFCC” and drawing upon public funding (HHS grants) to do their analyses.  It’s pretty obvious that the organizations writing up the projects/situation/subject matter are not going to BE the subject matter — and if so, it will be self-description.
My takeaway is, the better way to describe “the situation” is corporate economic viewpoint.   I use corporate lookups, tax return lookups, sometimes grants lookups to describe (and compare to) any organization’s self-description on its colorful, hyperlinked, “Donate Here” websites.  
I also  try to remember which nonprofits have spun off earlier ones that made a name and got the grants.
In that regard, Technical Assistance =  Propaganda Promotion, even if the topic they are writing about is or was indeed legitimate; to dominate the field by the internet, conferences, training, federal funding, and nonprofit status — is to exclude the clientele’s voices as an equally relevant viewpoint.
It should be remembered that several of these organizations got their start in the 1980s, before (really) the Internet Revolution got underway.  However now that it is, business just got easier, and for individual victims of (for example) battering or abusive control — who are often fighting for sheer access to an internet (i.e., isolation is a factor in controlling others) — to expect to keep up with the rapid expansion of certain viewpoints (which are good for sales, if not necessarily good for actually stopping violence against women, or promoting responsible fatherhood EITHER) — is, well unreal.
The only way to even the playing field (being outnumbered and out financed, and less well organized) is to, I hope others also will, EXPOSE the circumstances, and then demand that certain programs be DEFUNDED (they are not reducing “roadkill” they are simply spawning more proselytes and building professional conferencer-careers) –and the organizations pay their own way through life.
When it comes to ECONOMIC control, the United States (obviously) has collective wealth beyond individuals — but I suggest addressing this issue sooner rather than later, anyhow.  TAKE A LOOK!  No matter where one digs in, similar behaviors will prevail; this is as good an entry point as any….]

SOCIAL CHANGE TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN:  

HOME OF THE DULUTH, MODEL

This website has changed, and no longer openly lists certain projects that are underneath it (an older version may be on my blog)…  Which I seem to recall included groups like PRAXIS International:  “integrating theory & practice,” which like DAIP, had close ties to Ellen Pence (who actually was Praxis “founding director.”  Their home page still holds a eulogy, as Ellen Pence died recently:

Praxis believes in social change through advocacy & training “since 1996”.

  •  “Since 1996, we have worked with advocacy organizations, intervention agencies, and inter-agency collaborations to create a clear and cooperative agenda for social change in their communities.

Like others, they endorsed the “SUPERVISED VISITATION & EXCHANGE” (USDOJ Safe-Havens grant series support):

 Since 1996, we have worked with advocacy organizations, intervention agencies, and inter-agency collaborations to create a clear and cooperative agenda for social change in their communities.

Interesting year — startup year coincided with welfare reform…  Like OH SO MANY helpful nonprofit groups getting significant HHS and/or DOJ grants (although I DNR what Praxis got) — they are really “into” technical assistance and training” and quite willing to help grantees — from a safe distance from ongoing, shall we say, volatile, situations at the street level.  Maybe the founders had this experience initially but after all, people age out, and it’s safer to teach than to confront in a group setting — or dispense studies on-line.

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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.

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.


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