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“The Family Court Franchise System” (Blogspot.com, 2012 only, 40 posts and 7 Pages) Is Now Grafted into FamilyCourtMatters.org here (WordPress.com) as of April 7, 2019

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THIS POST IS: “The Family Court Franchise System” (Blogspot.com, 2012 only, 40 posts and 7 Pages) Is Now Grafted into FamilyCourtMatters.org here (WordPress.com) as of April 7, 2019.

(Case-sensitive shortlink ends “-9Aj” Published April 19, 2019, approx. 10,000 words including the index (table of contents), Updated and copyedited April 21 for clarity.  Check back here periodically for which of those 47 indexed reports (post & pages) have been published (as a re-post, some with updates or reiterations of relevance to current context) on this blog. 

Truth Fuels Flight, Lies Ensnare. Don’t Hang With, Serve (or Donate to) Tricksters or Their Targets. It’s a New Year — but there is STILL no excuse for abuse. {{Caption refers to 2018, when I upgraded and reformatted this blog}}

This post provides an index of (40) saved posts and (7) pages from my Google-based blog “The Family Court Franchise System” (domain name “thefamilycourtmoneymachine”) which have been merged into this WordPress blog (domain name FamilyCourtMatters).  On The Family Court Franchise System I posted under username “Liberty,” with the gravatar image, a white car viewed from the rear, with bumpersticker “There’s No Excuse for Abuse,” an also used here before I changed to the blue jay taking flight image.

That index (table of contents) of my writing (posts and pages) previously published off-site is this post’s main payload.  The secondary payload is the post’s extended introduction explaining why I bothered with this project now. To answer that question, why I bothered with this project now, I explain how my reporting (primarily, investigative blogging) differs from mainstream reporting on the same subject matter.  It addresses a gap in standard mainstream media (“MSM”) styles of reporting and among most sponsored nonprofit advocacy group reporting across several vehicles (websites, group emails, Twitter accounts, Facebook, when quoted periodically in MSM..

This “Why bother?” multi-section** introduction provides some perspective and overview of my writing to date on the background context of topics which are still making the news. Even as stated seven years ago, this is still valuable, basic, and typically overlooked in MSM and advocacy group insight.  If I didn’t believe this, I certainly wouldn’t have bothered integrating the two blogs. Instead I’d have just saved (for personal, private use) my writing from “The Family Court Franchise System” blog spanning only two seasons of one year, 2012.

**Look for section titles such as: ~> “Why that blog then, in 2012?  Why integrate it here now, seven years later, in 2019?,” another section, ~> “Notice, Know, and Make a Note of who’s specifically funding which media on any key articles in subject matter of interest,” also ~>A KEY PROBLEM: UNPROVEN ASSUMPTIONS SNUCK IN THE FRONT DOOR | IN ADVOCACY RHETORIC & STANDARD DV/FAMILY COURT MSM REPORTING:”  and (coming soon) yet another section I wrote, then “off-ramped,” ~>”More about those perspectives and key concepts (and actors),“* leaving its footprint and follow-up link here. There are also a few fine-print descriptions on ~>the mechanics of the move (i.e., blog merger, migration).

{*”More about those perspectives and key concepts (and actors) (See Also upcoming “A Closer Look At — and Alternate Interpretation of — Who’s Funding Poverty Research..” (Started April 19, 2019, Published May 6): (short-link ends “-9MU”).}

I may mark this post “sticky” (still deciding), which would make it the  9th “sticky” post at the top of the blog (“Current Posts” pages).

All this takes a while to explain, but people short on time should be sure to scroll down far enough to at least view the index and (in future weeks, months) see which of them have been published here. All migrated posts are, as in all my blogging, my writing and my voice except where quoting other sources.

My life is often unpredictable long-term, or even a half-year at a time ahead, but I hope this effort will make possible more frequent posting and on-line resources in this field than has been available on this blog or on my individual socio-media accounts the last several months. Again, details change.  Basics often don’t.  It should be common knowledge, I believe is common-sense, but unfortunately remains uncommon analysis.

In fact, people consistently bypassing their personal, consistent, ongoing acts of “analysis” — before marketing/promotion, publicity-seeking, consensus-building, campaigning to pass more laws to regulate family courts  or obtain specific outcomes — seems, unfortunately, to be the widespread common practice.  To even engage in analysis starts with a decision, sometimes prompted by a nagging unanswered question. It reflects a mindset, and with that mindset can become an acquired skill; it just takes time.

What’s yours worth?

Thank you. //LGH

Mechanics of the Move Affects When You Can View The Posts and Pages Moved Here, and Why I can Pre-Publish the Contents:

Those 40 posts and 7 pages now saved here as drafts (I made them all posts, no new pages) will be gradually integrated by publishing them into my ongoing production of any future, newly-written posts. Because it’s migration from a pre-existing blog, I already know all the titles, so I can provide this complete list of titles up front for points of reference.
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2018 Blog Post and New Pages (Full List with Titles) in Standard TOC Format [provided March 24, 2019]

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NOTE: This post updates a previously published Table of Contents called 2018: A Year On This Blog | Table of Contents (Posts) | This One is “Sticky” [@ Jan. 5, 2019] (Short-link ends “-9p3”), which is currently the top post on the “Current Posts” page of this blog, through the magic technique called labeling it “sticky.”  I am not sure how publishing another post also labeled sticky will affect which one is in the top position, but will find out in a few minutes when I hit “Publish!” //LGH 3-24-2019.

 

Title of this post: 2018 Blog Post and New Pages (Full List with Titles) in Standard TOC Format [provided March 24, 2019] (Shortlink ends “-9y7” 4,600 words. Also marked “sticky” until incorporated into the earlier version. It may appear either before it (which would be awkward), or below about seven other sticky posts.  WordPress makes the call on which it is.)

Why Update (Re format) Needed:  In the earlier post, under time constraints, I chose two different formats** which provided links, and titles, but in such a way that the titles weren’t searchable on that Table of Contents page. They also weren’t that easy to read.  It’s time to produce a proper list with: Dates, Full Titles (searchable by name because they’re not in the form of images), and the links, too.  As I did for earlier years.

  • ** (1) Dates & links only (Quick-&-Dirty, Neat-&-Incomplete, Version 1), followed by
  • ** (2) Dates & links as captions to images blog admin. dashboard which at least showed the post titles (Not Quite So Quick: More Complete but Visually Messy, or Quick-&-Dirty, Version 2).

Bonus Extras Here (“Neat-&-Complete, Version 3“): This is still a Posts (not Pages) Table of Contents, however this version  includes any new pages added during 2018, entered chronologically as they were published. The blog has a total of only 56 published pages since its start, but nearly 800 posts.

Those extra pages are hard to miss (rows highlit in yellow, labeled “Page”) but here’s a sample of one page, February 22, with table header row.   Clicking on any post or page title in the full table of contents below will bring you right to that post or page.

One benefit of having the pages included is actually seeing they exist.  They would not be found by scrolling down on main part of blog; while listed on the right sidebar, they are listed in a narrow column of ALL published pages since the beginning of the blog. Not so easy to browse, and separated from their immediate contexts, which would be, generally, a nearby post.

FAMILYCOURTMATTERS.org, The Year in Posts,* 2018

(*All posts, interspersed with any new pages when published, highlit yellow)

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Feb. 2, 2018

Consolidated Control of DV Advocacy by Feminist Leadership Refusing to Identify, by Name and Financing, The Opposition Entities. Subtitle: Personal Relevance to a Post-DV-Intervention, Unprosecuted, Child-Stealing Event by Ex-Batterer case in the SF Bay Area:

(Post announcing this page published Feb. 4, short-link ends “-8yW”, next row)

New Page

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I will publish this post (improved Table of Contents) separately and incorporate its more standard-format table into the sticky post also, currently at the very top of this blog’s “Current Posts” home page.  The second project will be completed later than the first.I copied the earlier Version 1 Quick and Dirty (Dates only) here in the process of building the table, and left it here as a quick-list (Archives function, while similar, only lets you view one month at a time; I thought it might still be useful).

I also provided some introduction from my perspective one year later, but below that is indeed a very functional and more traditional-looking table of contents for the whole year.  In 2018, that was only 37 posts, and a few new pages to go with them, or vice versa.

Having reviewed at least post titles and some of the contents in the process of manually creating the table, I’m still proud of the blog and convinced of the timeliness and relevance of its message.
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2018: A Year On This Blog | Table of Contents (Posts) | This One is “Sticky” [@ Jan. 5, 2019].

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2018: A Year On This Blog | Table of Contents (Posts) | This One is “Sticky” [@ Jan. 5, 2019] (Short-link ends “-9p3.” This post is under 4,000 words).

This post lists, links to, and thereby publicizes, one year’s worth of posts.  It’s an informal TOC.

It does this in two different layouts.  Both Layouts follow short Introductions I and  II only because this ended up being the top “sticky” post on the blog.

Layout by Date Only {{Short Form, no titles: Links by date only (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)}} precedes Layout by captioned images displaying full post titles & published dates {{The image captions show only dates published; click on the date wanted to read the associated post}}. 

AGAIN:

Images from my blog administrative dashboard (also organized by quarter) display the post titles (and every image has captions  also with direct, clickable, active links – labeled by post date, not title — to each post title displayed in the corresponding image). These are found below the “Read More” link below.

Therefore, the full post titles are displayed only on the images, not as searchable texts on this post;* that’s the “informal” aspect (due to author’s — i.e., my — time and technology limits)! (*You can of course search any specific title on “Google” or on the blog “Search” at top right, if looking for a specific post; but browsing a year’s worth of titles is recommended.

To read any associated post (to a specific title), click on the link provided for that post’s date.  I’ve provided these links twice for every post, as it says in the preceding paragraph:  First layout, by date only, all together (by quarters, Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4, i.e.  Jan-Feb-March | Apr-May-June | July-Aug-Sept | Oct-Nov-Dec) but with no nearby visual showing full post titles.  My post titles are generally too damn long, so omitting them lets me compress that version of the TOC into a short space.

Second layout, two-up* image galleries (organized by quarters) display the full titles — but you must click on the associated date in the caption to go direct to any single post.  The images are from my blogger admin dashboard, which capture the full titles and dates published. (*side-by-side, two columns)

Some “Vocabulary” (from this post title) since this now is the top post displayed on the “Current Posts” page of the blog: just three phrases, next three bullets:

  • “STICKY?”

This post is one of 7 Top “Sticky” posts on the blog and for reasons unknown to me displays in Position #1.

To instead go first to the post reading “Welcome To My Blog,” now in Position #2, click the preceding link.  I do not directly control (or understand how WordPress decides) “sticky” post priorities or see how they cannot be manually numbered). You’re reading the one most recently added. Its purpose is only to provide links to all posts published in 2018, not to introduce the blog. If you are new to this blog, “Welcome To My Blog” (and/or the Home Page of the blog, for which just type “FamilyCourtMatters.org“) may be a better place to start.

  • WHICH “WELCOME TO MY BLOG” POST? (“I don’t see any post by that title.”)

The post which begins “Welcome To My Blog,” (because I thought it would remain at the very top of the blog but which is now in position #2) is not labeled “Welcome to my Blog,” just starts out with that phrase.  It has a much longer title, reflecting one of my major concerns starting off calendar year 2018:

[FN1] It reads “STILL” because, to tell the truth, this has been a major concern for as many years as I have been blogging and one of the reasons I felt it so urgent to write and publicize this public-interest blog, stay connected where possible with my generation and subsequent generations of people going through it.

If I’d had access to a blog like this, and people willing to address its issues collectively, I likely would have acted differently during my time in family courts which followed quickly upon my having filed for protection from domestic violence with young children still in the home.  I cannot say for sure, because it takes time to recover from years of having been battered and threatened at home, and we all grow with increased experience and understanding over time. But I believe I would’ve known where to hit hard legally, and have obtained the data to back it up, earlier.

Mothers are being sheared like sheep (of ongoing contact with their own children, and of– where some existed — savings, income, and functional work lives) in these systems, many fathers are also being set up (if not incited) to start custody battles beyond those kinds of fathers who might naturally do so to “get even” or just reduce child support obligations.

There are SYSTEM components to why it continues to take place, not only personal or psychological ones.

Speaking of the domestic flock analogies and other things that happen to such animals:

Some people, including at times responding officers, have been literally slaughtered by the other parent in the process of attempting to escape potentially lethal and obviously dangerous relationships, while the family court overseers continue to peddle more mental health-based, “intervention” programming focused on behavioral modification. I call this “roadkill” in part because some incidents literally have occurred and victims been left on the road, and because the press often treats it as accidental, or an opportunity to call for more of the programs which didn’t prevent it in the first place.


  • “POSTS?

I said “posts” because there are also pages and I added some this past year.  Usually, I’ll add a post to call attention to any new page, as I did on March 29, 2018.



I often begin posts explaining what inspired them, showing “angle of approach.” If the posts take long enough to be completed, as I continue researching and interacting with others between, a few different angles of approach often develop.  That happened here, too.

While having a Table of Contents hardly needs an justification, I still have this time (for this post) two parallel introductions/angles of approach, with two different reasons for my working to get this TOC out informally (=quickly). Neither introduction is more important than the other, so I’m delivering them both, after which this TOC gets to the actual links to posts faster than TOCs from other years. Compiled in about a day and a half only.

I may (or, may not: see Introductions I & II for why) come back alter and add “tags” or otherwise embellish this post, but for now, it lists and publicizes and provides links to one year’s worth of posts, with as usual, significant personal time and energy put into on each one.

Again, here’s the layout below:  INTRO I, INTRO II (both brief; Intro II points to the substance of the blog and why I’ve taken the “uncommon” approach, but report on why the typical approaches seem designed to fail, to fall short, and to deprive the public of a fully informed consent to restructuring their own government(s)**), (**phrase added Feb 3, 2019 during brief review) then:

  • First, one chrono listing with each post’s dates & links (12 months worth but still shown by quarters),
  • Then, below the “click-to-read-more” link, four mage galleries with the full titles and same links to every single post shown in the captions, one gallery per quarter.  These are screenshots from the blogger’s admin dashboard with some color annotations (color-coded and labeled in part to help me keep which image went where while posting).  They grab some (not all) of the tags, if any, for each post.  Each image gallery has its own section title. It’s a messier format than you’d find in a book, or annual financial report, but still gets the job done.**
  • Occasionally (so far, twice) a short, fine-print “Blogger Status During This Quarter.“***
**(Most books, even self-published ones, have something I don’t — editors, and publishers, maybe even proofreaders or copyeditors too, and, depending on the business plan, the prospect of sales further down the road justifying the layout of either expense, or time, or both).
***Because I was a blogger in motion (personal relocation) this year, I included brief, fine-print notes in the respective quarters about that. I felt it reasonable to let people know why there are fewer posts this year and may continue to be in the near future as well. I’m “playing it by ear” as to how long to keep writing on this platform.

INTRODUCTION I – Why a TOC Like This?

I’m putting out this informal (image-based + quick-links) Table of Contents now rather than a larger, more thoroughly polished one weeks later because I want to communicate sooner on other platforms, like Twitter, and to a few people who’ve shown an interest in my approach to Family Court Matters, and because the topics I posted on recently keep coming up in that context.  

Some of these topics relate to legislation or (for example) resolutions either just passed, or are under consideration (US, UK, possibly also Canada) due to affect custody, divorce, parenting, child support, and personal safety after domestic violence or child abuse.  
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In 2018, Clamors to Fix, Reform, or Make Kids Safe WITHIN Family Courts STILL (Abusively, Territorially, and Intentionally) Limit Possible Answers by Censoring Terms Admitting Other Historic Evidence — About The Courts (not “Batterers!”) AND Government Itself — while Coaching (even Certifying) Others to Imitate. (Published May 2, 2018)

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Welcome to my blog.

You are on the second from the top** post of the page which displays all posts. 

**Seven posts are permanently (until I change my mind…) like this one, categorized “Sticky” = “Stuck to the Top.”

You probably got here indirectly from the Main Page “FamilyCourtMatters.org” Sidebar “Current Posts”

or having been given the case-sensitive short-link “https://wp.me/psBXH8Ly” from social media (or me).

Let’s talk.


FamilyCourt Matters.org, this WordPress blog, has been available on-line now over nine years and as of today (Dec. 8, 2018) has 785 published posts and 45 pages. By posts, you’ll see quickly, I do not mean a few thousand words and quoting an expert, referencing a problem, and maybe including a link or two.  These posts have (I feel confident to say) as much detail and background links as the average mainstream media journalism reporting on even one aspect of similar issues. The overall purpose of the blog differs from the purpose of mainstream media or even many blogs focused on similar topics.  

I am calling out to concerned people to educate themselves— as I had to — on the structure and operations of the family courts which ties directly into other major topics — the structure and and operation of governments (plural) + the structure and operation of private corporations, especially in the nonprofit (tax-exempt) charitable, advocacy or “philanthropic” sector which has become the extra arm of government, not the altruistic, neutral mediator between government and citizens as it is commonly being characterized.

I keep blogging to name names and report developments (in this field) from an “outsider/consumer” point of view, while continuing to assert there are other places to look for more productive grounds from which to argue for or against specific agenda within and around the family courts


From June 2015 to Jan 2016, I took about one and a half years off from publishing posts, not off researching or writing, to handle urgent personal situations relating to the aftermath of years in the family courts.  I had to focus on other types of writing and explored other ways of presenting this information off-blog, such as into pdf formats and page-length (8X11″) content. 

In January 2018 I restructured the blog to have two static home pages (one introduction which typing in “FamilyCourtMatters.org” accesses, and which, along with the top right sidebar “Current Posts” widget, links to this one, where all posts — sticky ones first —  display), like most blogs, the most recent on top.  

In early 2018 I also worked to update and extend the table of contents pages.  The blog doesn’t generate them automatically, and I feel the Table of Contents with my typically long post titles is good for an overview and browsing material for the field.  

Even if the posts aren’t even read, the titles show I’m talking from a different perspective and about certain dynamically censored topics.  Because such key topics have been censored, for some years, now, I documented and continue to publicize (post, Tweet, talk about and name) organizations, professionals, and blogs who have historical refused to report on, a.k.a., basically attempted to censor public discussion of THE basic infrastructures of either the courts, or the business involving the courts as referral mechanisms to private interests (i.e., in conflict-of-interest style) while simultaneously claiming a basis for nationwide reform.

Refusing to discuss the key elements of the basic infrastructures of the family courts also unnaturally deprives the public (at least the public relying on such sources and not their own investigations or analysis outside the usual population divides: religion, gender, race (of course!), and politics). At least for private organizations and individuals running or associated with them to engage in such coverups is legal, but immoral; individuals, including myself and others like me, who get fed up with coverups must go dig out the information them/ourselves.

Summer/Fall 2018, I relocated out of state but continued posting periodically and re-engaging in social media more and within a few months signed a lease.  I am back here again, working to make the blog more approachable and navigating (finding) its various Tables of Contents easier both from the home page and from Twitter.  Meanwhile, I continue to research – follow leads, investigate, put information together from various sources — and write as much as possible and engage more on social media — while working with new (cellphone) technology, an aging laptop and how to match capacity to handle software updates with device life expectancies, etc. including getting one to share data with the other without either one shutting down.  

EXPANDING SPHERES OF ATTENTION: This past season I have begun looking more at parallels between US and other countries’ historic reforms of the family law system in the late 1900s and early 2000s.  How these laws were passed, reigning paradigms (which differs by country) and how professionals organized (usually) at academic or private society (association) levels cross-collaborate, and in which journals.

{{INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL, about 1,000 words, MOVED Jan. 6, 2019: PLEASE READ IT then return to this post.  Link to return to this post is provided at the bottom of that page.. }}

Welcome to My Blog (Extended Intro moved Jan. 6, 2019 from May 2, 2018, Top Sticky Post on the Blog to this Page).
(That page is under 2,500 words {original 1K + transition text} and has a generated, case-sensitive short-link ending “-9qr”)

Let’s talk, but…

(Connect through Comments, or on Twitter, where I am @LetUsGetHonest)

.. If we are going to converse, let’s start with some solid, identifiable ground, identifiable facts in a common context.  The largest one I find applies to so many is accounting by governments of their own expenditures (not just budgets, but also income-producing assets controlled), and the same goes for the private sector working in partnership with it to constantly correct course, solve problems, consult, and (etc.).

As harsh as it may sound, the common ground for conversation on-line about systems of this scope should not be experiences.  For moral, social support, empathy, or friendships, yes, probably.  But for solutions?  Not in the public sphere.  SOMEONE besides those running “the show” must talk about how that show is being run in terms with some “Lowest Common Denominators” that do not trigger constant debates to the point no conclusions are reached.  WHY:  WHILE the public is battling verbally on-line based on (personal experiences and social bonding) in this manner, the systems complained about continue operating, and generally, expanding.

There HAS to be a different type of language and focus of attention.  I believe there is…I’ve been looking at it for years now…

I PAY ATTENTION TO GOVERNMENTAL  (AND PRIVATE) FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND I LOOK FOR TAX RETURNS OF NONPROFITS AND READ THOSE TOO.  PATTERNS ALWAYS SURFACE, AND THESE PATTERNS OF ACCOUNTABILITY OR (MORE OFTEN, LACK OF IT) SHOW CHARACTER — ORGANIZATIONAL, AND OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE ORGANIZATIONS.  IT HELPS CUT THROUGH THE [word deleted].

Screenshot of LGH’s Tags for May 2, 2018 post “In 2018, Clamors to Fix, Reform, or Make Kids Safe WITHIN Family Courts…” a.k.a. “Welcome To My Blog” 2nd to top sticky post (Jan. 13, 2019 revs), Bottom shows also previous and next post titles. NB: Some tag names are quite long.

This blog has about 10,500 words.  The image of its tags is included here to encourage people, as time allows, to keep reading.  I cover current and ongoing relevant topics in this post, too… not just the above complaints about censorship and so forth…See those Tags for terms that will continue to come up on this blog (and often on my Twitter account too).

This intro updated (and background-color changed from light-blue to light-yellow) Jan. 14, 2019: Blog Administrator’s prerogative)

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Q1, 2018 Posts and “You Are Here,” on my Blog. Meanwhile, WE are Here, Collectively. (Or, from ‘Hewers of Wood + Drawers of Water’ To Functionally and Financially Illiterate** Consumers of Information, Products, and Social Services). (Publ. April 19, 2018)

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Full Post Title:  Q1, 2018 Posts and “You Are Here,” on my Blog. Meanwhile, WE are Here, Collectively. (Or, From ‘Hewers of Wood + Drawers of Water’ To Functionally and Financially Illiterate** Consumers of Information, Products, and Social Services). (Publ. April 19, 2018) [Case-sensitive, WordPress-generated shortlink ends “-8X8” and this post ends after about 9,600 11,000 words, sections of which may be moved elsewhere to shorten it!] [The “Read-More” link will also, in time, be moved closer to the top, making for a shorter lead-in section.]

**Explained more below in this post, and in a typical post. No apologies for failing to sugar-coat the news. Or for long sentences in the next few indented paragraphs, summarizing my understanding and explaining that comment. With additional “show-and-tell” relating to the rest of this post (and blog).

In my experience, (far) too many people, as for generations most of us have been conditioned, whether or not holding any number of white-collar professional jobs, whether or not possessing sufficient understanding of running a business to handle themselves, whether employee or self-employed, not only lack the functional vocabulary — financial literacy — to even acquire an understanding of the intersection of public and private finances, or on government and taxation itself — but also are so emotionally and financially invested in what works — at least tolerably — for themselves — they do not really want to (will not to the point of continually “cannot”) understand something different, that is, a different assessment.  Indicators and symptoms that something odd, that an ongoing, major economic “black hole of non-accountability” exists are thus sidelined, dismissed, and/or ignored, as are people who may broach the topic and point to it.  These fainter, less “in your face” indicators in some ways could be called “the canaries in the coal mines.” i.e., ignore at your own risk.

I have of course stood in the “too many people” category above until shocked out of it (in the context of family court), but unlike some, that shock didn’t eradicate all my curiosity, or my healthy respect for the value of ongoing observation and assessment of current surroundings as survival traits (which I also know are best utilized BEFORE in “fight-or-flight” mode).

The literacy and information (including functional vocabulary and its use) on certain economic matters and the operations of government as it is versus as it is portrayed to the public is where “first come + mutually organized = first served” and the rest of the population will be allocated to useful, functional positions within society* as organized by those more aware of just what public resources actually exist [1], and how to access them for private profit [2].  *That these positions may not look exactly like what they did centuries ago doesn’t mean they’re still not symbolically “Hewers of water and drawers of wood.”


[1] Key to understanding this is whether the public has been told the truth regarding the bottom line of (particularly) the federal government, and based on that, the legitimacy of all systems of taxation portrayed as beneficial and necessary for example, to balance that budget.  Bottom lines whether of both government and private sectors are expressed not just in terms of annual or bi-annual budgets — but of financial statements. AUDITED ones. Looking at a single entity or just a few entities within a field (OR at public only or private only) is inadequate because public and private constantly interact with each other. Both sectors frequently change names, consolidate, spin off or (for government departments) set up new offices within existing departments, etc.

[2] There’s far less competition in fields mutually controlled by those who pioneered them.

(Example: See blog search phrase:  Harvard/Bain/Bridgspan (as a business model) and click on the “Why Bother to Unravel” post [2.1] (its concluding paras) on that search result (2nd search result after this post).’ I concocted that phrase during a drill-down involving all three. I had discovered “Bridgespan” as a subcontractor on another foundation’s tax returns.  My fabricated phrase refers generally to commandeering the profits in NONprofit consulting, and as a NONprofit, which takes collaboration with others also so inclined.  Notice “Bain” is associated with well-known public figure from Massachusetts (who also ran for President not too long ago).[3, with two associated images]  Notice that an elite, private university (in that aspect, HBS — Harvard Business School) is integral part of the phrase, as it is of that model. Better yet, spell “Bridgespan” correctly in the search and read (scroll down towards the bottom for that section) what I published last year (March 30, 2017): Omidyar Entities: The Harvard/Bain/Bridgespan Consulting Model (Transform and Help Run — or own — Distressed Assets, LIKE U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS), Rebranded, on Steroids, and Gone Global).

[2.1] Full title and image from top of “Why Bother to Unravel” post (publ. June 16, 2018):

Why Bother to Unravel…Link provided nearby or see blog “Archives” for 6/16/2018. Bottom section of this post also summarizes key concerns in a few paragraphs, regarding social service delivery in the private sector, and the tax-exempt sector in general (from an accountability standpoint — not from a “service-delivery” standpoint).

[3] Bain Execs Spent Nearly $5M on Romney’s White House Run, Records Show (Anne Faris-Rosen in Center for Public Integrity, 2/7/2012 (let’s call this “about six years ago.)  Mitt Romney and John Kerry both referenced, in the article, but the image (excerpt shown here) mentions  Bain Capital LLC and Bain & Co., the latter being a consulting company. Note the timeframes and that Bain & Co. formed in 1984, a decade which is ON my radar below as to LBOs and major Tax Reform, and within the following decade (1986-1996) and with (Tax Reform Act of 1986) organizing personnel and nonprofits in common, welfare reform, which brings up right up to “the elephant in the room” when discussing why family courts are so conflict-ridden and economically, socially and psychologically devastating for so many. Romney, it says below, had continuing passive income after the fourteen years he spent at Bain & Co.  Note Bain & Co. LLC also did those leveraged buyouts which (for some of the bought-out companies’ employees) resulted in job loss through the heavy (i.e., “leveraged” with debt) burden the resulting setup provided.

Image #2 of 2, excerpted from Bain Execs Spend Nearly $5M on Romney White House Runs (2/7/2012 in Center for Public Integrity)”Click image to enlarge

Image #1 of 2, excerpted from Bain Execs Spend Nearly $5M on Romney White House Runs (2/7/2012 in Center for Public Integrity)”Click image to enlarge

 

Along the way (and on most posts on this blog), you’ll see that I continue to name and profile (economically) many organizations directly associated with and set up to affect custody proceedings, child support decision-making, and of course, defining what is and (especially) is not “domestic violence” or “child abuse” and is better described instead as, “high-conflict.”  Most of these address how to problem-solve any assessed condition  — typically through more trainings (some qualified under CEU or for lawyers CLE credits), certifications, and guidelines for those in the (existing and as we speak, more being created) professions involved. MOST of which will be supported, up front, or once in operation long-term, by public funds.  

This time (not most times) the image is the link to article. Click to access. It’s a short read — Please Do! (from Atlanta Business Chronicle originally).

McKinsey & Company copies Bain (2014)

This section/illustration may be moved (or may not) later! I added to it where McKinsey, already a global consulting company (for decades) connects also to the US-based National Governors’ Association., and the significance of the NGA among other similar associations in setting policies which obviously will affect US citizens due to size, scope and major corporations involved. //LGH.

While I’m on “Harvard/Bain/Bridgespan (The Bridgespan Group)” — it’s no secret that Bridgespan was a spinoff of Bain and involves consulting for nonprofits with positive spin on the social impact (benefits of course are featured) of doing so.  


On basic Google search again, among plenty of results on the first page, one is Nonprofit Quarterly reporting that the big consulting firm (multi-national) McKinsey & Co. (which I featured as a “Corporate Fellow” to “National Governors Association Center for Best Practices,” a pay-to-play status), reported in March 2015 that it has copied the model and spun off its own nonprofit.


Click nearby image to read more (see esp. para.3), however this next quote from it specifically acknowledges the “Bain’s Bridgespan” model being circulated — obviously among powerful corporations whose profits, otherwise, would be taxed — considerably if they weren’t moving revenues from nonprofit to nonprofit for better “social impact” and to help economic mobility of retail-level entry workers (!).

If you explore this example further, that’s exactly what they’re talking about.

Someone has to work for all the corporations who have so many profits they have to pour excess into tax-exempt foundations.

If you read further (on this post) for example, on the background of people like Grover Norquist (active in pushing for Tax Reform Act of 1986, and after that, “Contract with America,” which so dramatically (but in the “background operating systems”) impacted judicial decision-making in America’s (meaning here, the USA’s) family courts, it becomes clear that businesses organize in response to tax laws so as to reduce their corporate taxes.

There seems to be a connection between Tax Reform Act of 1986 and “Welfare Reform” (major restructuring) of 1996.

McKinsey & Co. Starts its own version of Bain’s Bridgespan Rick Cohen, March 27, 2015 in Nonprofit Quarterly.

…Some portion of McKinsey’s thinking on nonprofits is contained in the McKinsey on Society website, where there are essays and research summaries addressing topics such as how poor school systems can become good school systems and, not surprisingly, extolling the potential of social impact bonds. In other words, as a global management consulting firm, McKinsey has had a nonprofit practice carried out by some of its 19,000 staff in over 100 offices in 61 countries.

This looks a little like Bain & Company’s creation of the Bridgespan Group in 1999. Bridgespan started out strongly with a $1 million grant from Bain plus several loaned staff. Like McKinsey, Bain & Company is a wealthy parent for its nonprofit consulting spinoff, with sales of around $2.1 billion.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy suggests that the McKinsey Social Initiative will start life with a $70 million capital infusion from McKinsey & Company plus access to 25 of its consultants to work on MSI projects and advice from 10 McKinsey partners …

Well, I just looked up the Form 990s and found it’s already (since 2014 origins) changed its name AND its website, and the one linked to on the 2015 report (which is neither) isn’t what the 2016 tax return shows (latest year shown on a separate database — NONE are shown on the website) (EIN# is 471073442).
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Seven Posts from December, 2017 (Informal TOC Update @ March 14, 2018)

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You are reading:Seven Posts from DECEMBER, 2017 (Informal TOC Update@ March 14, 2018)(with case-sensitive, WordPress-generated short-link ending “-8MD”).

This post is about 7,000 words and will remain, being a Table of Contents (for a single month in 2017 only), near the top of this blog.  I’m repeating the olive-background section reminding new readers where to start the blog or to find Tables of Contents covering a larger time span — and in more condensed (titles-only) form — near the top of each Q4 2017 (Oct., Nov. and this one, Dec. 2017) sticky post listing that month’s published titles (with some intro text to each). If you’ve read one of them you can skip past the next post’s section in that color; December’s here is two paragraphs (olive-background segments) longer than the other two.


Are you a first time visitor?  Then realize that “2017 continues themes from 2016…Tables of Contents” may be a better place to start.  That full post title: 2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes From 2016. See TOC for: (1) 2017 now thru March Sept. 21; (2) 2016 All; (3) Sept. 2012 – June 2014, Reverse Chrono, and (4) See Also More Info Below. (case-sensitive, WordPress-generated shortlink-ends 5qZ

Click to enlarge. Excerpt from Jan. 9, 2017 post explaining TOC navigation. If you don’t want to mess with uploaded pdfs or anything complex, find this part of the [“2017 continues themes from 2016…“] post and browse at least the last three posts of 2016 and all of 2017‘s posts. Other years (and links to them) are also discussed [on that “2017 continues themes from 2016…” post].

It presents the TOCs in orderly, structured tables with dozens of rows, viewable directly on the blog, or in uploaded 8X11 page formats, which will look like the image to your right (only in better focus). It also better introduces the blog themes with examples of typical research within it.
Here,  instead, I am quickly creating three “informal TOC update” posts for the last quarter of 2017 (one each for Oct, Nov, & Dec.), which will all display above/before, instead of underneath/after (preferred) that “2017 Tables of Contents” page only because I don’t see how to force them to display underneath it.*
[*that is, the blog’s (WordPress platform) technical capacity for posts, such as it does show for “pages,” to force a certain presentation order within posts labeled, as these will be, “sticky.” (Sticky functions like a magnet + note on a refrigerator, or a thumbtack on a bulletin board near the door, checked regularly.  The designation keeps any post “in your face visible,” on top of all others in the “Current Posts” viewing area.  (See right sidebar “Go To” widget).
The above segment/s with olive background will be repeated on all three Q4 2017 posts for blog navigation, but the next two in the same color theme will not. Read them here or forget it!
I used to have many sticky posts, representing key themes (these are now available in a list format — see sidebar “Go To Widget”).  In early 2018, I restructured FamilyCourtMatters.org somewhat (to have one Static Home Page, and another where all posts display) and got rid of most sticky posts. The only reason a few more are here now (for Q3, 2017 and possibly another blog description with  more current examples post, which will bring the number of such sticky posts up to five) is that I’ve been behind on filling out the more formal table of contents (as seen above), knowing that the formats is cumbersome and time-consuming to produce AND to explain to users.  I’m considering how to handle this and confident that a better table of contents format will be found … like I’m also (strangely) still confident that a better way of handling PEOPLE will be found in this country than running them through the family court, child support, violence-prevention, marriage/fatherhood-promotion  (etc.)  systems as entwined with as many other expanding and consolidating mental health, behavioral health, social science and (trademarked) “treatment” programs as the public will tolerate (or can be sold) … and until enough people figure out that, whatever the cause (problem) is, more public/private partnerships, that is, reducing government by outsourcing it to the private sector operating (mostly) “tax-exempt” only to reduce their own taxes, undermining the sense of financial accountability | and of political jurisdictions (which is to say, representative government!) and all the while channeling public funds into private hands (through subcontractors, boards of directors, employees, related entities) anyhow is NOT the solution — THEREFORE a better one must exist.
which is one reason I intend to continue as much as possible to produce at least one new post a week presenting evidence on exactly how and why the current setup is unsustainable. And I’m not talking about climate change, reducing carbon footprints in that regard. I’m talking about policies now almost “set in stone” which have paved ruts down the road of no return.  That is, for MOST people, not for SOME currently in power and deciding with whom and how exactly – -and under what conditions — to share it.  Thanks for listening and taking time to browse not just these post titles, but also their opening, summarizing texts.  The topics are different, but overall the themes are similar.

2017 Dates shown in this post:December 3, 14, 15, 17, 21, 23, and 24.

This post provides access in full post titles with links in, in this format,

Image (links shown not active, of “7 Dec 2017 Post titles by LGH@FamilyCourtMatters (see Pg+Post~>2018Mar14)

and access to a page with the list in that format and with descriptive texts (quasi-“abstracts” actually just copied from the post intro, or other summary parts within a post — hence its’ an INformal TOC update) and, for this month I also posted screenprints (4 images) from my blog dashboard which simply lists them –but being images, they are not interactive (clickable to get to the post).

Again, the extended abstracts to accompany these post titles (informal TOC) are published on a new page, which I’ve been working on separately from this one.  It is far longer.  Its full title and link:7 Posts from December 2017 (Intro, Links, + Extended Post ‘Abstracts’ + Images @March 14, 2018) This page has a short-link with case-sensitive ending “-8NJ” and is published at 22.5K words long.  New pages also display automatically on the menu “Vital Info/Chrono-Alpha Links” on the right blog sidebar.  Unless I move them to the top, they show at the bottom of that menu (list of links).

Look for a block of bright yellow highlit titles (with dates in red) below on this post or the above related page. It’s found in that format, i.e., with active links, in both places.
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March 14, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Eight Posts from November, 2017 (Informal TOC Update@ March 9, 2018)

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You are reading:  Eight Posts from November, 2017 (Informal TOC Update@ March 9, 2018) (with case-sensitive, WordPress-generated short-link ending “-8KE”). This post is about 10,000 words and will remain, being a Table of Contents (for a single month), near the top of this blog.

Are you a first time visitor?  Then realize that “2017 continues themes from 2016…Tables of Contents” may be a better place to start.  That full post title: 2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes From 2016. See TOC for: (1) 2017 now thru March Sept. 21; (2) 2016 All; (3) Sept. 2012 – June 2014, Reverse Chrono, and (4) See Also More Info Below. (case-sensitive, WordPress-generated shortlink-ends 5qZ

Click to enlarge. Excerpt from Jan. 9, 2017 post explaining TOC navigation. If you don’t want to mess with uploaded pdfs or anything complex, find this part of the [“2017 continues themes from 2016…“] post and browse at least the last three posts of 2016 and all of 2017‘s posts. Other years (and links to them) are also discussed [on that “2017 continues themes from 2016…” post].

It presents the TOCs in orderly, structured tables with dozens of rows, viewable directly on the blog, or in uploaded 8X11 page formats, which will look like the image to your right (only in better focus). It also better introduces the blog themes with examples of typical research within it.
 Here,  instead, I am quickly creating three “informal TOC update” posts for the last quarter of 2017 (one each for Oct, Nov, & Dec.), which will all display above/before, instead of underneath/after (preferred) that “2017 Tables of Contents” page only because I don’t see how to force them to display underneath it.*
[*that is, the blog’s (WordPress platform) technical capacity for posts, such as it does show for “pages,” to force a certain presentation order within posts labeled, as these will be, “sticky.” (Sticky functions like a magnet + note on a refrigerator, or a thumbtack on a bulletin board near the door, checked regularly.  The designation keeps any post “in your face visible,” on top of all others in the “Current Posts” viewing area.  (See right sidebar “Go To” widget).

2017 Dates shown in this post:  November 5, 18 (with links to a new page Nov. 11), 21, 22, 23, 24, 28 and 29.

Formats follows what’s seen in the first listing below — Dates are in red, followed by post titles (with links to them) highlit in bright yellow, followed by opening or summary texts (copied & pasted, not re-written, these are not formal “abstracts”) in light-green backgrounds inside dark green lines.  Some of the opening text sections contain images and subsections to give a flavor of each post.

Here’s a list of titles only.  Below, a list of titles (in the same format) with the surrounding (summary) texts inbetween.  This added to conform better to the December, 2017 post and for reader convenience. Also, in doing this I noticed that in the main post (titles + “surrounding texts” section) the title for Nov. 28 had omitted; its surrounding (summary) text mistakenly had been credited to November 24. This has now been corrected adding it here, and switching the 11/24 duplicate with the 11/28 title applicable to its surrounding abstract.

That title references some significant “fatherhood” organizations in Baltimore and in South Carolina (and NY) and is a relevant read focused on an original main topic of this blog.  4/12/2018…//LGH.


NOVEMBER 5, 2017Before WHO’s HiAP there was UN’s Agenda 21; As Usual, Internationally-Networked Nonprofits such as  ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, Inc.** ~ (1991ff, MA legal domicile; first HQ in Boston, then Berkeley, then Oakland, and lately Denver) ~ Help Spread the Latest Version of the Global Gospel. (with case-sensitive short-link ending “-7N2,” post started 10/14/2017 as one of two spin-off posts from my “HiAP” one; being published   Nov. 5)


NOVEMBER 18 (referencing also a Nov. 11 new page)About MRFP, Inc. (NAAG/NASCO’s “Single Portal Initiative” for MultiState Registration and Filing by Charities — except, apparently, for MRFP, Inc, NAAG, and NASCO). Also See my New Page (publ. 11/11/17) on SimpleCharityRegistration.com [This post Publ. 11/18/2017](shortlink here ends “-7X8”).


NOVEMBER 21Six Posts (at least) in the Pipeline, Pre-Thanksgiving 2017 (looking back, looking forward…), Yet I See I’d Outlined Nearly the Same Basics One Year Ago (Nov. 2016) [Published 11/21/2017]. (short-link ends “-7ZH”).  


NOVEMBER 22Post Footnotes for “Before WHO’s HiAP… A Closer Look at ICLEI-Local Gov’ts for Sustainability…” post, starting with “NYT Activists Fight Green Projects” (short-link ending “-7T1” started Nov. 2, 2017, published Nov. 22.) 


NOVEMBER 23Happening NOW: Locally and within the USA, Matching Nonprofits to Legal Entities and Tracking Them Remains at Best (for Most) a Messy, Expensive and Unreliable Process, but Internationally — More Streamlined, Monitored, and Standardized for Faster, Easier, and More Profitable Trade. See FSF, FSB (G20-formed, 2009), LEI Legal Entity Identifier [global database + system], GLEIF (Swiss Foundation), LOUs (who issue LEIs) and ‘KYC’ (Know Your Customer) [Publ. Nov. 23, 2017]. (case-sensitive short-link ending “-7To”; moved here Nov. 3, 2017, publ. Thanksgiving Day). (About 8,000 words with some post-publication revisions).


NOVEMBER 24Changing (the) World, Changing (the) Words: Sovereignty, Circumscribing Sovereignty versus Global ‘Citizenship’ (the Unmentionable: then who is the Global ‘Sovereign’?). (case-sensitive short-link ends “-7MB” started Oct. 14, 2017, published Nov. 24),

References: came from  HiAP (HEALTH, not LAW*, in All Policies) Coordinated from Afar, Applied Locally, including throughout the USA (case-sensitive shortlink ends “-7LY”, published Oct. 24, 2017).

NOVEMBER 28Why are Famous PRIVATE Foundations (Ford, Mott, Public Welfare and others) and On-line Mass Solicitation, DAF-collecting Companies (like JustGive.org) so Fond of Funky, “Failed-to-File” 501©3s — like Wisconsin’s barely-still-there CFFPP (Center for Families and Public Policy) and Its Board of 1hr/week Unpaid Father-Focused Networks (some entities, some not) Speakers, Conference-circuit Experts?. (shortlink ends “-7So” and length is about 10,000 words). Started Oct. 29, published Nov. 28


NOVEMBER 29The Dark Sides (Bottom Lines) of Web-based Donor-Advised Funding: Donor Disclaimers, Buyouts, Emigration (JustGive [US]–>JustGiving [UK]). And Interesting Related Ops (IronPlanet: ZOPB Highway ByPass J.V.) and Bank Bailouts. [A July 26, 2016 section repost]. (shortlink ends “-83s” and length is just under 7,000 words).


Surrounding texts aren’t abstracts, but summarize content, and usually from the very top of a post.  Click any title to access it.  Titles are obviously in bold font and highlight bright yellow..).

~ ~ | | THIS BEGINS THE EIGHT POSTS & THEIR OPENING TEXT || ~ ~

NOVEMBER 5, 2017Before WHO’s HiAP there was UN’s Agenda 21; As Usual, Internationally-Networked Nonprofits such as  ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, Inc.** ~ (1991ff, MA legal domicile; first HQ in Boston, then Berkeley, then Oakland, and lately Denver) ~ Help Spread the Latest Version of the Global Gospel. (with case-sensitive short-link ending “-7N2,” post started 10/14/2017 as one of two spin-off posts from my “HiAP” one; being published   Nov. 5)

Post abstract/opening shown in this background-color, marked inside green lines (box):  Other post abstracts for November 2017 informal Table of Contents update here follow the same color scheme, to distinguish them from post titles. … Some of these “abstracts” are long enough to include sub-sections, which might be in different color schemes.  On-location (actual posts) rarely will follow the same color schemes; this [light-green inside dark green lines] color scheme is just an added visual marker for purposes of this post.  Look for the yellow-highlit post titles.

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March 9, 2018 at 1:22 pm

Eight Posts Published in October, 2017 (Informal TOC Update @ March 6, 2018).

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First published March 6, updated March 16, 2018 with this intro from insight (“hindsight”) gained while producing subsequent, similar posts:

The format on the “Table of Contents” page is cumbersome to produce and explain; this is a “quick-and-dirty, copy-and-paste” compilation. Well, not exactly quick to produce… but being at least restricted to a single month here, quicker than updating the complex inter-relationships between list, post image, underlying post page printed to pdf for viewing (etc.) as shown on the “2017 Table of Contents” (which incorporates other, earlier tables in multiple forms, with different viewing options).

Life, common sense (and blogging, not to mention years of producing documents in variety of business settings each with its different software and corresponding limits or character traits, including certain flaws) also tells me that any set-up so complicated is probably not the best one, especially for a lone blogger without administrative staff, paid or volunteer.   It’s inefficient and any error at one level could be reproduced at others. A blog, and specifically a WordPress blog here, is no different.  It’s great for certain purposes; for others, not so much.

Realizing this, I hadn’t worked on the Table of Contents for some months while continuing to work hard on writing posts and pages on current content, some of it directly responsive to current headlines and developing, ongoing social and economic policy situations I felt should be flagged in the public interest.

Adding these Oct, Nov, Dec “Informal TOC Updates” starts to make the more recent posts more visible in closer to a list format. I opted for a separate post for each of  those Q4 2017 months.

Title: Eight Posts Published in October, 2017 (Informal TOC Update) @ March 6, 2018. (shortlink ends “-8Kh”). This post is only about 3,150 words.

Two similar posts, like this one also marked “sticky” for November and December,* 2017 (*holds access to another new page with more extended “abstracts” (post excerpts, summaries) for December 2017 only) were published subsequently this month and now display above this one on the main content area (“Current Posts, Most Recent on Top”).

Together with the main Table of Contents “2017 [TOC] continues themes from 2016” post, link shown immediately below, that makes four separate ones held in the top position on the blog
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2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes From 2016. See TOC for: (1) 2017 now thru Sept. 21; (2) 2016 All; and (3) Sept. 2012 – June 2014, Reverse Chrono, and (4) See Also More Info Below. [First published Jan. 9 2017, last updated 9/30/2017]

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Rev. 09/24/2017 (format/appearance changes, adding TOC entries since March 2017) ~ | ~  (FYI, on Jan. 27, 2018, I just “unstuck” ALL other posts except this one.  This post is also readily available through a new “Current Posts” Home Page which lists the Top Ten Posts (this being one of them because it’s a Table of Contents). The “unsticking” process moves ongoing current posts closer to the top of the blog. Let me know (℅ comments field) if this works better for you.  

For posts before about Sept 21 or 24, 2012 (i.e., March 2009 – 2010-2011 & almost ¾ of 2012), you must use Archives function by month or search individually if you’re aware of a post title or keywords…Earlier posts are in rougher format (I am a self-taught blogger and there is a technical, not just subject matter, learning curve!) but I believe the basic principles repoprted that far back still apply. I discovered the radical significance of “CAFRs” about March 2012 and began reporting on them here about then, and on a separate, but not regularly added to, WordPress blog, Cold,Hard.Fact$ – “Experts are Nice but Economic Comprehension Better. Find and Start Reading Gov’t Entity CAFRs.”

Click to enlarge image or click this link: economicbrain.wordpress.com, blog name “Cold,Hard.Fact$,” started 2012. Page titles across the top, sample CAFRs by states (and a few cities) also shown as posts, along with other more narrative posts, on its sidebar. This blog is only added to sporadically since about 2013; I’d attempted to extract the “economic” considerations from “family court” issues. In fact, they are intertwined and inseparable, with economic drivers I believe primary and “cause-based rhetoric” secondary  — policy-promoting terms (“domestic violence prevention” “child protection” “fatherhood engagement” “community solutions” “closing the gap” etc.) just  keep driving the underlying “public/private partnership” economy and justifying more “social science R&D” (Population Control Tactics) upon the poor, who are coached to believe this is in their best interests.  Citizens ought to understand, conceptually frame in its operating entities, their own governments (plural!) and at least be able to locate them (as multiplying, or unifying, crossing jurisdictional boundaries, etc.) and their financials, which [we/citizens & residents ESPECIALLY in the USA, which taxes overseas-generated income from US individuals and corporate “persons” also] are taxed to support. It’s mostly a matter of terminology and exposure to the reporting forms — NOT “rocket science”…[This image + caption only added to FamilyCourtMatters.org TOC page Oct. 21, 2018]

Some subject matter overlaps (for example, it deals also with historic roots of USA’s 1990s welfare reform in (Apartheid) South Africa and what is now Namibia.  It also references historic major tax-exempt foundations, connections of globalist corporations’ social policy, which naturally deals with issues under FamilyCourtMatters such as “low-income families” and gender roles; look for post “From Oxford to Harvard to DC {feeding, fueling — and vaccinating — the world}” and more. Never underestimate the power & reach of pharmaceutical companies and interests (expressed in well-funded professional nonprofit associations) upon governments (near and far).  See nearby image of w|two-tall-towers in a city skyline. Thanks. //LGH.  

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For 2017 Link to this post for this year2017 Table of Contents Continues Themes From 2016. See TOC for: (1) 2017 now thru March Sept. 21; (2) 2016 All; (3) Sept. 2012 – June 2014, Reverse Chrono, and (4) See Also More Info Below. (case-sensitive, WordPress-generated shortlink-ends 5qZ, first published Jan. 9, 2017, second half of post title and substantial updates added in late September, 2017).  About 9,800 words.

Here’s a link to the five-page pdf of TOC 2017 in 8.5X11 pdf form (current through Sept. 21, 2017, Row 53).  It includes the last three posts from 2016 too.  (<~~ this phrase & link repeated lower down also). Clicking on any single post title should load that post directly from the pdf’s Table of Contents. In other words, pdf contents displaying as links are usually still active/click-able. Here, I (painstakingly!) made sure each post title had its underlying short-link so you can browse & click through to any post from that five-page TOC 2017 in 8.5X11 pdf format).  Unlike pdfs, plain “images” (often “png” files) — and my blog is full of them, also — may show links, but they are not directly accessible because it’s just a snapshot. In those cases, the caption will usually tell how to access the original doc’t.


FYI — at the bottom of this post is also some information on the $89M Assets (FY2014) nonprofit called “CENIC” (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California). (Here’s Tax Return for FY2015). I talk about it here also as a bit of “show and tell” for some processes I use repeatedly in the blog, whether on family-court-connected corporations, federal grants, or lookups of tax returns.

(2018Oct comment: I’ve run across similar organizations out of state and bet that most states, given their state (public) + private universities, extensive K-12 public school systems/districts and several states, major research institutions at private or other universities, have similar organizations for subscription-based access to high-speed, high-quality and interlinked Internet beyond what the average individual can access).

Blog Preview (Some comments added March 2018 — seven numbered paragraphs — but I may take them out later.  I’m feeling conversational today….) After that, a section (in this background-color) on my state’s (California) provider of high-speed, multi-function internet for those fortunate enough to be involved in certain types of universities or institutions within the state (and for which we all pay, indirectly through those funded institutions, increasing “membership fees/assessments”).  The times we live in….

1. This blog is not typical journalism, anecdotal reporting with references to the standard “expert,” the standard “injured parties” for a story line and some promotion of whatever advocacy group or foundation might be associated with fixing the problem.  I believe the situations we face run much deeper (and higher up the decision-making ladder), and I believe that journalism reporting symptoms, while important, is a major distraction from our [the public’s] collectively comprehending and observing over time (in transition), systems — and developing a functional vocabulary (as opposed to the one in standard use for “PR” reasons).

2. Beyond “system failures” (or successes!) of varying types, I found it necessary to start looking more at the macro level of how government and the philanthropic (nonprofit) sectors interact, and  report themselves, as contrasted (often) with what their economic footprints tell over time. In the USA, there’s a public sector, and a private sector.  The word “public” by implication means a government entity and as such, its revenues are NOT taxed, although as an employer it will pay taxes for its employees.  The word “private” means that which is NOT a government entity, for which different reporting rules apply.

3. When within the private sector there is the major tax-exempt portion, and the blending of leadership (for example, on boards of directors) or revolving doors (government service // nonprofits in sequence –or simultaneously) that action itself, given only government — not private corporations — can tax people, the power bloc is consolidated.  As typically consolidated, what next to do but talk about how to help “low-income” families or people — while taking advantage of the same through tax-exemption and — some of these foundations or nonprofits — unbelievably high salaries for some of the leadership, and major profits for the subcontractors.

4. A major difference between them is where any rights exist, and alternatives when those rights are violated.  I’ve looked at thousands of websites and organizations (and tax returns) over the years, and it doesn’t take too long to start recognizing which websites advertise big, and report small (fail to show their financials), or which may look like they’ve been around forever — but it turns out, they were incubated elsewhere, flew (sometimes “under the radar”) as far as reporting their existence through normal means, then are suddenly “spun off” as their own entities (with great graphics and colorful logos, complex websites sometimes).  Patterns emerge.

5. I told you in the blog motto, this is “Uncommon Analysis,” but it’s not “unnecessary” analysis!

6. Over the years, I would’ve appreciated more personal conversations along these lines — there have been some — but when faced whether to hang out with people who prefer anecdotal reporting with a sprinkling of “financial facts,” and those willing to look seriously evaluate where financial facts are to be found — and where they are NOT being found but should be — I’ll choose the latter, who also appear to be fewer.

7. This process is also subject to personal limits and the necessity periodically to deal with events stemming from the original matters surrounding (speaking personally) the reporting of domestic violence and seeking legal intervention to stop it. As I recall, I originally started blogging when it seemed that endless comments on others blogs buried information, delivering it in short burst only, across multiple threads.  When I found many people just re-posting others’ work which was being fed to them –and among advocacy groups for any cause, that can be risky (or, just plain distracting)….. The other thing I remember as starting it was watching websites  — and my hard-worked, researched, linked, and “public-interest” comments — go down suddenly.  The blog serves to preserve at least much of the information.

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Mix ‘n Match Misleading Terms: QIC, Coordinating Councils, Collaboratives and Commissions | Which Organizations Use Them | Which Parts of Government Control and/or Fund Them…(June 16, 2019)

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The moral of this story?   What’s my point in this post? 

Mix’ n Match Misleading Terms: QIC, Coordinating Councils, Collaboratives and Commissions | Which Organizations Use Them | Which Parts of Government Control and/or Fund Them…(June 16, 2019) (Short-link ending “-9ZS.”  About 15,000 words; about a third of them subject to “sudden post-publication re-allocation”).  (By definition, almost, any post this length needs about one-third, one-half or even two-thirds moved elsewhere!  We’ll see!  Tags to be added within 48 hours, I want to make sure tags naming nonprofits include any related EIN#s).

This post has been a long time in draft– in fact it stretched I see from Memorial Day in late May right up to Fathers’ Day mid-June, today.  Finding a stopping point on endlessly connected issues, some of them disturbing, new-to-me examples of the same theme, was a challenge.

I’m writing these first paragraphs just before publishing. They are my personal expression and reactions, not the main substance, the arguments and supporting exhibits/illustrations below.  I recommend just reading straight through them.  It was written in one sitting, copyedited and developed some, developed sections off-ramped for further detailing.

My  arguments begin with a Q&A “Think About It!” section in this color and after that, it’s showtime.

When you have read even further down and see these two images (together, my last ten posts from the sidebar), you are near to the starting point of this post…they will be on the right side.


Some of the showtime introduces in detail (texts, links, images) certain off-ramped material which has gripped my attention.  I am increasingly shocked by the blatant omission, misdirections, indications of new age terminology spun off more ancient forms of spirituality behind backers of “early childhood development,” some aspects of which definitely raise a few red-flag alerts on the touchy/feely healing-from-trauma involving children aspects.  (Somatic Meditation, Integrative Manual Therapy Meditating with the Body®

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the body is considered the gateway to enlightenment—to discover the body is to discover awareness—to uncover the most direct and effective path to profound spiritual transformation.

Commentary:  That’s fine, but spiritual transformation should not be the goal of public policymaking aimed at institutions which will be and are sponsored by U.S. federal agencies.  We have no official religion on this country — not “new age” not Buddhism or Hinduism, nor the Judaeo-Christian-Islamic-kind.  Whether from the one aspect, sex and the body is “bad” except as religiously certified (and women are second-class citizens), or sex and the body are not only good, but a pathway to the divine, a debate that’s older than the Bible, I think the aspects of personal boundaries is a live issue, especially where children are involved with teachers and in association with university-based child care clinics or centers.


Neither viewpoint should be imposed upon or snuck in the back door of public-funded programs under the label of science — which, face it, public schools and Head Start / Early Head Start programs (along with many others) certainly are; in part because very religious people continue to flock towards situations where they can impact, influence, and mentor others:  the fields of psychology, psychoanalysis and interfacing with traumatized adults and children attract people of such mindsets.  The coaching/mentoring field is full of organizations and associations run by gurus and evangelists for their own world views.  NOT my main concern in this situation, though.  Lack of accountability and adequate terminology to track the accounts, is.

This topic came up (this time) along with FrameWorks Institute and Harvard University’s new Center on the Developing Child only because the Hemera Foundation, among its top investors (ranked by cumulative amounts of donations) was an unknown to me.  Understandably — no website up, only formed in 2005, and registered outside the United States run by someone who’d spent much of her young and adult life also outside the U.S.


Even without that fascinating, and due to Caroline E. Pfohl’s (Wellesley, Wharton, London School of Economics) Hong-Kong connection, historically interesting aspect (relating to the Hemera Foundation incorporated 2007? in Bermuda (listed alpha, it’s Reg. # 40623, but you cannot view without log-in), but run by ‘Hemera Regnant, LLC’ in Boulder Colorado; Ms. Pfohl at one point (? per Philanthropy Impact) was the daughter in law in a very wealthy and well-known Hong Kong family (and philanthropists) line and involved with the Robert H.N. Ho family foundation, and was chairman of it until 2010 (See image nearby). but seems now married to “Dr. Reggie Ray”  Dharma Ocean institute director also in Boulder) ||  what about donations to fake entities (also discovered), ongoing involvements with public/private alliances (some even called that in their business names), all creating major spin?

Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation 2010 Press release (Appointing successor to Chairman Caroline Pfohl-Ho, gives a bit of foundation context. See also Hemera Fndtn (Bermuda-based, U.S. Registered agent via an LLC in Boulder, Colorado is Ms. Pfohl who seems now re-married. Hemera Foundation (previously unknown to me) listed as a top funder at Harvard University’s Center for the Developing Child, established in early 2000s.

**See pp. 27-28 of “Investing in  Bermuda, A Piece of Paradise | Opportunity for Foreign Investors” which specifically names Hemera Foundation Along Atlantic Philanthropies and others as among those helping start the Bermuda Community Foundation formed during the 2008 financial crisis, and the inset on the next page about how, conveniently, how some charities need not register in Bermuda. Or,  (2015) (“Zero to Three in Bermuda” (Hemera working through that Bermuda Community Foundation, with a BSMART1 Foundation: brain science, early neurodevelopment, etc.)) Hemera Foundation also contributing to Harvard University’s Center mentioned below.


“Hemera” is the name of a Greek goddess of the day, with her brother “Aether” god of the light, both of them sons of night and darkness. (Source: GreekLegendsandMyths.com) They are said to pre-date the gods of the Pantheon (Mt. Olympus, etc.).  Interesting choice for a foundation name.


Here’s a quote** from that “showtime” on off-ramped material section, below the first Q&A “Think About It!” blue section on this post and borrowing (bright-yellow highlit) a question from it.  Definitely one to keep an eye on, which is hard because of all the non-entities citing their famous donors, and at least one of their famous donors, primarily a grantmaking (front) based in Kansas with strong Buffet family flavoring (plus, as typical in the field, Annie E. Casey Foundation and others).

**When I say “here” I mean, after some text and images setting that up in effect adding about 1,500 words, after I just took out a similar amount earlier today.  After two days of that routine, I’m publishing it WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get):  I have other things to do!  These last additions/introductions I’ve marked with a different background color and a bit smaller font:

Previewing that quote (previewing other material), you can see how crowded the field of early childhood development is getting, and how trademarking, streamlining, and multi-media marketing is being used to keep it flush with (often untraceable) cash and expert advice.  And media experts to “translate” the expert advice faster into justification for structural change of policy making.  Good grief…


The FrameWorks Institute, Inc. is bred into the Harvard (non-entity) Center and has been enthusiastically embraced by another multi-holding enterprise/name-changing foundation based (mostly) in Canada, as shown at “Alberta Wellness Initiative.”  THIS scenario effectually shows who is running public policy, and how they do it — once you start looking closer, it’s evident this takes place in some of the most brazenly unaccountable and (my opinion) arrogant manners, which practices seem to be just a normal part of the operators’ career curves. Some key names keep recurring, but they are not all familiar names. However, they tend to be in familiar industries…

If you can, somewhat, remember Coril Holdings Ltd., Ron Mannix (3rd generation in this private family business from Canada, Nancy Mannix, Norlien Foundation (old name, until 2015), Palix Foundation (new name, and as recognized on the Harvard Center), Harvard University, Frameworks Institute (naturally) and what country, province, or state they’re registered in (and since when), that’s at least a start…  Palix  was Norlien then, funded by the Mannix(es), who run Coril, and Alberta is of course a Canadian Province.

Frameworks Institute’s founder Susan Nall Bales previously worked at the Benton Foundation (See William Benton, 1900-1973, briefly a U.S. Senator who stood up to McCarthy; Benton & Bowles, publisher of Encyclopedia Britannica, i.e., media-related wealth), Voice of America and definite visionary for the role of communications, foundations, and education reform at the university level.  His son Charles Benton (d. 2015) established that foundation in 1981 and daughter Adrianne B. Furniss carries it on.  Or, as under FAQs,:

The Foundation was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) private foundation in 1948 under the name William Benton Foundation. In 1981, it was restructured and renamed as the Benton Foundation. back to top

I just found an “International Innovation.org” website reference to three of the above names (see three-image gallery above, which excerpts include an insert on how governments can buy outcomes (referring to the development of their human resource stock, i.e., kids and future workers).  However, says the main website, “II” the website and publication closed in 2016; now, see “ResearchMedia.com.”  In other words, media consultancies sure help spread the good news.  Namechanges (etc.) hinder the average person not in on it from keeping up with anything BUT the PR (positive press).

Last-minute find here, from the Clinton Whitehouse Archives:  Speaker bio from  May 2, 2000 White House Conference on Teenagers shows Susan Nall Bales as a speaker, and Frameworks Institute as the project of another Institute, as well as some of her other connections, including National Funding Collaborative for Violence Prevention (nearby image). Other conference speakers (link to this list accessible from the link I provided above) included Geoffrey Canada of Rheedlen Family Centers (later? Harlem Children’s Zone); Ken Casey of National Center on Fathering, and some other names I recognize.  The nearby image shows who (which foundations) were funding “Frameworks Institute” before it incorporated, which seems to have progressed naturally out of another organization’s “project.”  The “Caroline and Sigmund Schott Foundation” has come up on this blog some years ago in connection with my studies on public school transformation networks.  The Alliance for Excellent Education, one of them, was funded by CMP Media, Inc. executives Gerard and Lilo Leeds (The Schotts were Mrs. Leeds’ parents, also Nazi refugees). Their children are carrying on the cause.

National Funding Collaborative for Violence Prevention (<~Oct. 2000 commissioned (by NFCVP) Survey of Technical Assistance Providers to (?) Community Organizations for Violence Prevention.  See pg. 10 and the last page (Appendix B) for the list of TA providers surveyed, which includes some names familiar on this blog. (or see Linda Bowen bio blurb, which cites this in her background at a different organization) is now called Institute for Community Peace, )<~history) and was brought together in the early 1990s (i.e., before VAWA passed) to try to start a “violence prevention” movement in the U.S.  No question the framework is progressive, as is made clear in Linda Bowen’s Dec. 9, 2015 article posted there, “Framing Inequality” which (see last two paragraphs) talks about how to counter the persuasive and well-funded conservatives.  The website seems inactive (at least the blog) since that date.

One page references Frameworks Institute. I found its EIN#521943852, see that the organization is barely still holding on ($407 in contributions only for 2016, only two employees, basically Linda Bowen, and a disclaimer that she is related to two of the board members. It is being artificially propped up after dwindling support since 2012).

Linda Bowen is among Framework Institute’s listed Fellows (<Links to Staff and Fellows) now, and the bio blurb mentions that before working for ICP, she was ACYF (special assistant to the commissioner) at HHS during the Clinton Admin, which is to say, probably during Welfare Reform years and assistant dean at University of Chicago’s SSA.  I’d call that prestigious, yet it does seem the ICP has just faded out, almost….

Prior to joining ICP, she served as special assistant to the commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration; assistant dean at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago; and program director at the Center for Successful Child Development in Chicago



Written earlier, the quote I mentioned above, which occurs in normal font further below.

Of the next images from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child “Investment Partners,” I ‘d already looked up the background of (Canadian) Palix Foundation after seeing it mentioned by FrameWorks Institute, whose founder (Susan Nall Bales) is also involved in the Harvard Center, as a Senior Fellow, along with one other (Frameworks) Senior Fellow there.  Please notice on that website that THE LANGUAGE OF SALES & PROMOTIONS IS PRIORITIZED OVER BASIC SELF-IDENTIFICATION.  Readers are given no links or even labels to quickly locate any financial reports coming FROM listed at least foundation or government investors’ financials TO a specific Harvard EIN# (entity).  That’s typical of centers within universities, but even so, the page thanking investors doesn’t link any ways to view those foundation grants; it does not help connecting any dots, nor does it indicate where on the Harvard website this might be found.


In order to find and read any AUDITED financial statements, first you need to find them, which means by definition you need to know the name of the entity. ** Wouldn’t it also be great to know whether or not you’re actually reading about or hearing from a project name or program, not an entity (public or private)?  Projects don’t have to produce financial statements for public viewing — they may be a line-item expense on someone else’s, though. It’s their entity owners we should be most concerned with.  Until you start looking, how common practice it is to derail readers finding the filing entity, and the alleged supporters, and connecting the dots (on separate filings) from one, to the other. ** (Where it’s registered ought to be posted up front, but too often isn’t).



We want justice and fair play, right?  Better justice and fairer play is better, so we can go about our own lives with purpose (“in pursuit of happiness,” not just bare survival, barely) without excess regulations, burdens, debt; without being constantly messed with as we plan and undertake — adjusting and responding as needed —  to handle activities required for the basic life purposes.

No one needs and no one should voluntarily endorse any form of government featuring (prioritizing the development and funding of) womb-to-tomb planners intent on standardization and (because mass-production of human capital in large classrooms is actually so inefficient) starting earlier and earlier in in each person’s life and extending that level of physical, social, economic, and even mental/spiritual control if possible, through multiple avenues, from his or her first through the his or her last breath!

~~~Further development of and content relating to this theme was written here, then removed to:

NO ONE NEEDS, AND NO ONE SHOULD VOLUNTARILY ENDORSE FORMS of GOVERNMENT LIKE THIS!  (June 16, 2019) (short-link ends -a8v)

Split Persona, Hidden Identities, Fake Nametags, Million-Dollar Grants to IRS-Status revoked EIN#s, i.e., NON-entities, all with major foundation backing and involving websites ending ‘Harvard.edu’ and street addresses associated with the same.

[As usual on a blog, any link to a post in draft only effective when it’s published.  The section as first written takes the reader through the reasoning process on the intended utopian, planned, womb-to-tomb world and its state/corporate-sponsored experts,  but in a brief illustration included an example which led to a need for further drill-down show-and-tell.  The example related to “Alliance for Early Success, Inc.”, the National Governor’s Association (to whose nonprofit actually named the National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices it donated funds) and Harvard’s non-entity but at least one real and one apparent fake corporation with similar (but not identical) names has so far been discovered regarding it).  All three

The section as first written concluded with the next paragraph] 

Even an attempt to move ANY form of government in this direction shows an unconscionable lack of respect for human life and common humanity.  The more such planning is desired, the more laboratory animals (humans) are required, which tends towards the assumption that ALL places in this worldview (but especially public schools, after-school programming, pre-schools/Head Start, home visitation before pre-school, prisons … parent education and counseling surrounding divorce courts … supervised visitation or batterers intervention should it come up …workplaces of course… as an opportunity for research and development, and discouragement of the exceptional escapees who may just not want to play along, or by those rules.

…so we can go about our own lives without having our or our kids’, friends’, neighbors’, immediate relatives’ (prior generation, this generation, next generation), and associates’ and without even seeing so many strangers’ lives chronically filled with: ongoing violence or imminent/standing threats of it, homelessness or close to it, being forced to beg AT ALL, let alone for food, clothing and a place to sleep at night and wake up in the morning, and without collectively witnessing tragedies and waste, or repeated and implicit personal threats to life exercised arbitrarily, and for those who protest, or intervene for others’ sakes, any or all of the same exercised deliberately  — right?

I know I want  that. Well, what will it take?

As things are now, the public/private enterprise system actually punishes good behavior and rewards bad, and means to rewarding bad behavior and punishing/discouraging good is already streamlined, centrally controlled (though not obviously so), and set for rapid replication and distribution:  technical assistance and training… grooming … conditioning  all as to their respective places on the supply chain.

The INFRASTRUCTURE has been in place for decades.  NOMENCLATURE may give a sense of real change, but like any factory which takes a while to install and put in place, this infrastructure isn’t that new.  Names for it may be.

Planning anything requires having, or making, personal judgments, assessments and with that, choices. Making plans also shows initiative as does following through with them, or changing where it’s called for.

The quality, quantity (opportunities for choosing) and scope (categories of choice) with intent towards all generations are being increasingly artificially, from out-side in, encircled, enclosed and restricted, and I’m speaking especially of in my highly developed (sic) country, the United States of America. What we may call life and think of as just life, others without necessarily direct interface with us, are more interested in the ideal conditions for “human development,” including of our own offspring while they are still young, with or without our input.  It seems, too much independence for most is not a desirable quality.

I’ve been experiencing and fighting battles around many of these issues for decades now (individually and on behalf of people close to me, starting with my own children, elderly mother, and immediate work associates/colleagues/clients).  Not that I like it, but I’m used to it.

To investigate, research the systems involved which so negatively impacted us (far beyond garden-variety, routine failure to protect by local authorities) for me has been to see both the design and the designers. It’s far more disturbing. I know because through this blog I’m looking right at it that what I went and am going through personally** is nothing compared to what lies ahead, unless it is exposed, confronted, and changed.  

Systems-change away from what I just described above as “what we want” in terms of justice and fair play is beyond the planning stage and well into accelerated implementation in what I have to describe as the existing halls (literally) of power.  I will keep reporting… and you CAN understand this.
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What’s ARKANSAS** got to do with H.Con.Res.72? (Passed 2018, U.S. Congress Senses that State Courts Sorta Oughter Better Prioritize Child Safety in (and IMPROVE) Custody and Visitation Adjudications)(Published May 26, 2019)

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This post was promised earlier in a sort of mini-series of posts published in early May, 2019. It has been referenced in some of them.  Here’s that follow-through.

What’s ARKANSAS** got to do with H.Con.Res.72? (Passed 2018, U.S. Congress Senses that State Courts Sorta Oughter Better Prioritize Child Safety in (and IMPROVE) Custody and Visitation Adjudications) (Published May 26, 2019]. ” (-9Ot)

(Short-link ends “-9Ot”, initial words under 4,000; post started Apr. 29, 2019. Middle character of that shortlink is a capital “O” as in Ohio, not a zero as in “0” ) ….By Day Two (especially once I got into the Urban Land Institute’s relationship to this situation) it’s over twice that, about 10,000 words, including a footnote and all image captions, all post titles, of course.

My revision history shows last viewed or saved May 19, then May 1, except now (May 26) adding a PREFACE with (1) a short section with link to some my previous statements why I as a domestic violence and family court survivor (and mother) oppose H.Con.Res.72, and the people who have let Congress off so easily without exposing the networked interests in waging continued war against women and for men, classic “divide-and-conquer” methodology, to the point that no one, essentially, seems to be following the accounting trails, structured similarly, funding both sides of that “war.” (2) some connecting comments (that happen to relate to more recent examples I’ve seen) and (3) what I consider related, a section on BCCI, seeing as this topic includes a state where that played a key role in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s — and in who’s been U.S. Presidents since.

Today’s PREFACE is about one-quarter of the total post written almost a month earlier. At that time, I drilled down only until bogged down on the subject matter of the post title: “What’s ARKANSAS got to do with it?” Overall, not just in this region, the situation is disturbing and alarming.

What’s such a powerful person** with Clinton Administration connections (like his father) doing on the board of such a tiny nonprofit (and if the topic is that important, why is it so tiny — and why is its own website so incomplete? (Naming only one of two related entities that are obviously connected — as a look at tax returns quickly shows)…  [**Nelson Edward Peacock]. [<~~ that ‘Legistorm’ bio includes Congressional and Lobbyist Involvements, including for (I just noticed) “BSNF Railways” in 28 states and three Canadian provinces; just bought by, or became a subsidiary of, Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett) in 2010] What’s with the Wal-Mart heirs in that area seeking to regionalize it across the state border by way of the Urban Land Institute and other public/private projects which just cannot be tracked, really, although they certainly can be advertised.

In fact, what’s with Arkansas?

See my Sticky (now about 3rd from the top of this blog) post called:

Screenshot from my May 2, 2018 Sticky Post, screenshot of my section with reasons why I object to H.Con.Res.72. Annotated image to lower left shown nearby (for May 26, 2019 new post on Arkansas & H.Con.Res.72

In 2018, Clamors to Fix, Reform, or Make Kids Safe WITHIN Family Courts STILL (Abusively, Territorially, and Intentionally) Limit Possible Answers by Censoring Terms Admitting Other Historic Evidence — About The Courts (not “Batterers!”) AND Government Itself — while Coaching (even Certifying) Others to Imitate. (Published May 2, 2018) (shortlink-ending “-8Ly”)

On that link, for my take on this Resolution, scroll down (considerably) to a portion that looks like this: (see screenshot to right with two enclosed images.  I realize they’re too small to read; annotated image and its caption inset lower right also provided below-left, along with reasons (3) and (4) (in green) for my objections:

{Pls. Click Image to Enlarge if needed} HouseResolutn72@Congress’gov (115thCongress, Bill Summary), with my indignant annotations. Proofreading Correctn to Top Comment: “politically viable” should be “politically VOLATILE.” (my “word-o”|uncorrected it reverses my intended meaning!). The pink underline (mid-image) should also cover “perpetrators” on following line, to the end of that sentence.

(3) Seeks to create more specialized professionals and pay or incentivize them with more public funds to detect and address abuse (see annotated image below).  As did the Family Court Enhancement Project already….

and,

(4) Continues an existing uniform, unilateral derailment of any purposeful consideration of the economics | built-in-by-design conflicts of interest typical of a typical family court jurisdiction.

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Women Judges still form Funky-filing Nonprofits to Run Fatherhood Programs | Men Judges still form Countywide DVCC’s + Obfuscate the Funding. Santa Clara County, CA (Six Years Later)

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Women Judges still form (funky-filing) Nonprofits to Run Fatherhood Programs | Men Judges still form Countywide DVCC’s + Obfuscate the Funding. Santa Clara County, CA (Six Years Later) (short-link ends “-9YW” and about 10,000 words long. Post written May 20-25, 2019, updated May 26).

“PREFACE”

I’m publishing this post “as-is” because one cannot squish too much documentation into one place.  There are more things I could say or links include, but this post “as is” says plenty.

I like to triple-check statements; there are one or two I haven’t yet, regarding research done six years ago.  In double- and triple-checking, more information and more understanding of the existing connections comes into focus for me as a blogger, which I then naturally want to reference or summarize.

Without a more direct, immediate, known (and prospectively more interactive) audience for this blog, I cannot put more days into it.

Most people I know do NOT go around reading business entity filings and tax returns — I do.  I do it ALL THE TIME.  Over time this has also developed a general, mental database of key organizations, awareness (generally) of how they tend to spin off over time, or sometimes I can catch a new one as it’s forming, or has just formed.

The issue, however, is with whom to talk about it.  Those involved, even if as volunteers or volunteer board members, in the networked organizations are generally already committed to their ongoing operations; those not involved and often not local (as the networks are coordinated nationally and at times internationally) in my experience (and with current connections) either not alert enough to even acknowledge the importance of  reading business entity filings and tax returns as indicators of the values of the organization’s leadership, or are overwhelmed possibly with their own court cases involving still-minor children.

Those who’ve aged out if not already aligned with the (usual) family court reform group loose (or tight) coalitions tend to want their own lives back, or just not to be bothered.  Those who haven’t directly experienced this firsthand (which is to say, those “on the sidelines”) generally seem to fall along the usual religious (religious or not), political (left or right persuasion) dividing lines and not about to cross them seriously, either.

Those involved, even if as volunteers or volunteer board members, in the networked organizations in many cases, (specifically, as mentioned on this post, as mentioned on most in the blog), will be also judges, or retired judges — and other court-connected professionals continuing to push programming put in effect in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, first decade of 2000s, and now in the second decade of the 2000s fast approaching its end. These programs will also be pushed, promoted and if possible perpetuated, regardless of which political party is in power, or who is U.S. President.  It’s an ECONOMIC matter.

I could post more tax returns or charitable, corporate registrations on this post as simple links (without the images).  I especially could post EVEN more on the connection between the “woman-judge-formed nonprofit” and “MACSA,” and recent findings on the (very much related) background and filing habits of the local (county) fatherhood collaborative, which I have seen and saved much of it as computer files or images, but it will not all fit in a single post.  The connections between MACSA, the nonprofit, and the county probation department (and with it, under “fatherhood collaboratives” also county-based) speak loudly as to the origins of that nonprofit.

(MACSA = Mexican American Community Services Association: Bay Area News Group March 6, 2014 article describes its woes, most of them involving improper handling of financials, IRS-revoked nonprofit status for non-filing (with the local DA’s office having seized its paperwork possibly related).  Notice the years..)

I have one or two statements I’d like to, and will try to, triple-check (specifically the fiscal agent connection between the DVIC and DVCC referenced below), but as a reminder, no matter how formal it may “feel,” a blog is an INformal medium, and I am a volunteer investigative blogger all these years.  Last year I left one state and relocated to another for a fresh start, which requires major energy still, and I’m recently, technically speaking, a senior, and have always been a mother, whether or not permitted to function as one over the years.

 

MACSA (The Mexican American Community Services Agency) existed 1966-2013 | CalEntity C0512046, Status ‘Dissolved’ per California Secretary of State’s Business Entity Search, re-checked in May 2019

The situations I’m speaking of in this post are typical, present multiple red flags, and should be noted, and watched.  It may take some time to become familiar with the setup, the terminology and where to look filings up, but that can be learned, and look-ups, up to a certain point, can be done.

I think the blog’s limits structurally on how it can deliver what I see needs to be delivered, is reaching its boundaries and think constantly about what other communication and message-delivery options exist that I could remain involved in — or find an ethically and intellectually (diligent fact-checker) responsible person or group of people to delegate them to.  //LGH May 25, 2019.


Originally, my purpose on this post was to preserve the text and story within a sidebar widget on this topic; administratively I needed it removed from the bottom right sidebar.  That text is below, in a narrower column, and beneath it a few footnotes from my substantial (extensive / long) updates on the top.

These topics are still relevant, and this is in part a re-statement of them (followed by the preserved text).


(Above image gallery:  I found a MACSA EIN# 941635200 from the IRS which also noted it was revoked in 2012. I see three tax returns from FY2007-2009 showing several million dollars’ worth of assets. It eventually registered as a charity in California; the “Details” page are full of demands for missing or incomplete information, and notices of ITS (Intent To Suspend). To view, you can repeat the search, or (for a snapshot as of several years past “Revoked” status, click “MACSA California Registry of Charitable Trusts | Details“~~>MACSA (TheMexicanAmericanCommunityServicesAgency) CalEntity 512046, EIN#941635200 CalifOAG Charity (Status ‘Revoked’ 2014ff) Details (RelatedDox Links Still Active) @ 2019May link added  5/26/2019. Note:  for pdfs (vs. plain images) on this blog, you must first click the link to see page with blog & post title and beneath it a small blank page icon, then click on the pdf icon to load the document.  Bonus Attached Info: When pdfs are printouts of California Registry of Charitable Trust “Details” (any entity), scroll down below ‘Schedule” to the bottom of the resulting document: any links under “Related Documents” for the filing entity should still be viewable by clocking on them.) (The California OAG RCT of course at any time may change how it loads or the user interface on this database in which case some of the above notations may not apply).

The latest charity renewal for MACSA (for FYE 2008) shows that about HALF its $10M revenues were from government sources.  It was status “Revoked” since 2014 (as a California Charity) and as a tax-exempt organization, 2012 — however as late as June 2017 (see colorful image above) it was being positively referenced in association with a Santa Clara County Fatherhood Collaborative — from a University of Texas-Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) in a “Policy Brief.”  That colorfully annotated image and link to it above comes up again soon, below.)



This post references Santa Clara County “Domestic Violence Intervention Collaborative” (<~~DVIC is a nonprofit | “DVCC” is a named “Coordinating Council” under the county’s “Office of Women’s Policy” (OWP created in 1998)) and through it, at that level one of just two ex-judges* I just featured in the last post, Classic AFCC Combos, Collaborations, and Commonalities (Ret’d California Judge/Consultant Leonard P. Edwards, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra H. Lehrmann) and What’s WITH Middletown, Connecticut? . *He’s ex-judge because he’s retired, she’s ex-judge now only because a state supreme court justice, is no longer called “judge.

That nonprofit DVIC wasn’t the main focus of this post but arose in connection with another nonprofit, referenced in the title which I am now reminded (through revisiting) originally framed its reason for existing as family violence prevention, too.

The relationship of the DVIC (nonprofit) to the DVCC (coordinating council) is a little complicated.  I think that the DVIC was the fiscal agent for the DVCC, although with one being county-office-associated and the other not, that doesn’t even make sense.

The concept of “coordinating councils” isn’t complex, but I wonder how well the significance is generally understood; they’ve been around in reference to different subject matters, and when it comes to “DV” seem to take on a specific flavor.

The post title alone doesn’t reflect also how Judge Edwards’ “consultancy” was at the highest state level, but the post does. Before retirement in Santa Clara County, and again, he was and probably still is active in at least three very controlling and significant membership associations — AFCC, NCJFCJ and (as to child welfare), NACC.

That retired Judge Leonard P. Edwards founded the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) is stated in this glowing commendation from California CASA Association mentioned among other accomplishments: he was also the first juvenile court judge to receive a special award from (yet another nonprofit, PRIVATE, association, the “NCSC”) in 2004, as the NCJFCJ’s publication reminded readers in 2005 when reprinting a 1992 article from Judge Edwards on “the Role of the Juvenile Court Judge.”

NCSC = National Center on State Courts is not the major focus here, but I’ve posted on it (June 30, 2017, split off from Oct., 2014, “Do You Know Your: NGA, NCSC, NCSL, NCSEA, NCJFCJ, NCCD, NACC, and NASMHPD, not to mention ICMA?) and often call attention to it.
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Classic AFCC Combos, Collaborations, and Commonalities (Ret’d California Judge/Consultant Leonard P. Edwards, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra H. Lehrmann) and What’s WITH Middletown, Connecticut? (Written May 12, Daytime. By Sundown, Another Mom Was Gone. Published May 18).

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Classic AFCC Combos, Collaborations, and Commonalities (Ret’d California Judge/Consultant Leonard P. Edwards, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra H. Lehrmann) and What’s WITH Middletown, Connecticut? (Written May 12, Daytime. By Sundown, Another Mom Was Gone: Dead. Supplemented, Published May 18). Updates to follow, not here.(shortlink ends “-9T3,” material written by and moved on Mothers Day 2019, that’s May 12), at under 5,000 words.  With updates on events starting May 12, and some on upcoming post, now 7,500 words.

Re: Writing about Another Mom Gone:

I tried to include my take on the information on the case, which I found out about Sunday evening after writing this (draft) post.

I found I can’t, at least right now. It’s too raw.  I was not even directly involved with the mother, and I had some personal (phone, on-line) contact with at least one other mother who was, who was herself hurting badly over this and questioning whether there was anything else she could’ve or should’ve done which might’ve saved that life.  I also have been in some contact with some of the public figures  over the years** (including at least one expert witness) who “helped” her report child abuse, resulting in (or followed by, whether or not it was the “proximate” cause) a custody switch, substantial child support arrears wipeout, ordering HER to pay HIM an exorbitant amount (possibly not for her profession, but for a woman owed so much arrears and in trauma over it all) and put her on supervised visitation — not very often — which I’m sure she was also charged for.  I heard (third-hand) she was getting a room ready for herself in a homeless shelter. Didn’t make it that far, however, now she’s in a cemetery.

**To clarifymostly asking questions from the floor/comments/email, not as personal friends or ongoing associates. I have seen some in action in person but doubt they’d remember me from those situations long ago. However, this blog and my position is known to several. 


Whether or not this was actually suicide remains “sketchy details” according to people closer to her. It’s possible this was not the only mother gone over this holiday, but it was a high-profile and escalating situation. It pisses me off that these situations continue while information about how they “JUST MIGHT” be engineered is withheld by the self-described thought-leaders and advocates in this field.  Responses fall into patterns, and the predictable responses of the advocacy groups (involved or involved with/referring people (via websites or otherwise) to those involved) have already begun.  I certainly will not stay mute this time for this response from the same “characters.” But it will take some time to speak in a way that could be understood and perhaps register — THIS time — with others who haven’t yet drunk all (that) Kool-Aid, so to speak.  


I have heard, read everything I could get my hands on it, and written up some, including my response, but it will have to be a separate post.  The case is in a geographic area where my prior research is relevant, across many lines although I have much less knowledge of the military, not being involved in it, and it was a factor in this high-profile case which spanned both military and civilian courts.  Two little (still) boys now have no mother, and they cannot get her back, ever.. //LGH.


Below, you’ll read, as I said on the post this also came out of, why awareness that an organization such as (the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, a.k.a. “AFCC”) exists and influences/ connects/ conferences/ collaborates with other organizations whose membership includes judges, family lawyers, children’s lawyers, and/or (key employees of) domestic violence advocacy agencies (federally funded) is so essential, yet it’s been left up mostly to lone bloggers (I’m one of how many — a dozen even sustained reporting more than five years in a row? If there are more, where are they?) who will actually talk about it.  We keep talking possibly because we’ve already lost so much, and come close enough to losing our own lives previously that we just can’t or won’t shut up, or BE shut up.

But we have been out-maneuvered and out-sponsored.  We can’t buy the interest of others seeking to make a name for themselves who, in doing so, can’t rock the boat TOO hard….

So, I said…

Taken as a whole, such an organization and others it may network with, while small, can leverage major influence, not always perceptible to those not alerted to its presence, which “not alerting (others) to its presence” habit brings (me) to a second and much more recent set of collaborative/collaborating groups whose “reason for being” and primary output seems to be addressing custody decision-making problems of the family courts.


My prior posts were on the “second and much more recent set of … groups” “not alerting others to its presence.”

Written May 12:

Basically two former judges, one is “former” because she’s now a justice, not a “judge.”

Writing this post brought up the theme of “Inns of Court.”  Justice Debra Lehrmann has been a “Master” member of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court in Fort Worth Texas since 2004 (that chapter was organized in only 1992). (Link provided below in context of her professional  activities (“bio blurb”) posted on-line).  {{and, see below: “She is the immediate past president of the Lloyd Lochridge Inn of Court in Austin,” which I information I hadn’t gotten to yet.//LGH}}:

AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 19, 2010) – Eighteen esteemed lawyers and judges have formed Central Texas’ second American Inn of Court and named it in honor of McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore partner Lloyd Lochridge.  The 64 members of the Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court, led by Hon. Robert Pitman, held its first meeting in the United States Courtroom where Judge Yeakel presides on January 19, 2010.  An American Inn of Court is a private organization for members of the legal community – attorneys, judges and scholars – that fosters excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. Members meet monthly to learn from each other and serve as mentors on those principles and the practice of law. Membership is by application only.

A part of the national American Inns of Court Foundation, the Lloyd Lochridge Inn of Court is the second Central Texas Inn that is named for an attorney from McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore. The other Inn is named for former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Robert W. Calvert, who joined McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore after his retirement from the bench in 1972.

Quick excerpt and two images from that Central Texas Law firm (same website), mostly to show size (See also FN3 & FN4 below), and a second one to show recruiting for applications to this American Inn of Court at UTexas School of Law (in 2016).  Click either image to enlarge as the font will be small.

Our attorneys are drawn from the ranks of top law school graduates, as well as experienced lawyers with a proven record of client-focus and exemplary service. We’re proud of the caliber of attorneys who’ve walked these halls over the years. Familiar names such as Judge Ben Powell, Texas Governor John Connally, Texas State Senator Alvin Wirtz and U.S. Congressman Joe Kilgore have made a difference for McGinnis Lochridge clients, our state and our nation.

“…The Lochridge Inn is a highly selective Inn of the top litigators and judges in Austin…”UTexas Austin School of Law (Sept. 1, 2016) seeking applicants from 2L and 3L students to apply to the Lochridge Inn of Court for its selective opportunities (Note: names which judges one can hang with)…

Also at University of Texas School of Law, Lochridge Father/Son honored:

Texas Legal Legends:  Lloyd & Pat Lochridge Induction, April 18, 2017
“At 3:30 p.m. on April 18, 2017, the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas will induct Lloyd Lochridge and Pat Lochridge as Texas Legal Legends at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Lloyd and Pat both practice at McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore LLP.”

You can also see promotion of the Inns of Court (3 different ones named here) in “Austin Lawyer, Vol. 23, No. 4, May 2014”  I’ll add images to FN4.



I’m likely to also pursue the “inns of court” theme a little further now that I’ve separated this content to its own post.  I hope it registers with concerned readers who give a damn.  The Inns of Court theme comes up from the background of one of the two judges (Judge retired, but for many years a “Judge-in-Residence” at the California Judicial Council (AOC/CFCC, top state ruling body of the courts in this state)  and Texas State Supreme Court Justice, not retired)

That upcoming post: Conflict of Objectives in the Courthouses of America?  (Inns of Court vs. AFCC | …]. (Shortlink ends “-9X2,” started May 12, not published yet). 


Added May 18 just before publication – Inns of Court /  Another Mom Gone:

I read so many “bio blurbs” of various individuals, the “inns of court” come up periodically as a sign of privilege and accomplishment.  I also remembered from many years ago another point of view on the same, from “TulaneLink.com,” (New Orleans) called “The Inns and Outs of Court” which pointed out the special privilege (and conflicts of interest) the extra-judicial social gatherings can set up, with the “outs” being the independent lawyers (often NOT associated with wealthy law firms) who are NOT invited — and sometimes end up in jail.

Reading this again briefly so many years later, it’s more meaningful, and sheds light on some of the perhaps mimicking behaviors of the AFCC (1960s forward) in setting up similar situations (but — multi-disciplinary and international).  I hope you will at least read two images I’m posting in footnote form.  I’m posting it as “Footnote 3,” (which was a pre-existing blank spot.)

  • American Inns of Court were started in large part by a conservative Supreme Court Justice and first piloted (in the 1970s) with oversight and pilot at Brigham Young University, Utah.  US Ninth District (J. Clifford Wallace) (<~~Oct. 2014.  Short read — please read it!)  was also involved, and the AIC’s own History page is less than upfront that he was a) on the Judicial Conference Executive Committee and b) also just so happened to be Mormon, and c) a Nixon appointee. [US Ninth District is the largest District].
  • American Inns of Court refers to a private society (foundation) with chapters intentionally modeled after English common law and Inns of Court.
  • American Inns of Court Foundation, Inc. (1985ff) had to be approved by (and was) the Judicial Conference of the United States (formerly called “Conference of Senior Circuit Judges,”) which had been formed by an Act of Congress in 1922, under Pres. Wm. Howard Taft (who succeeded Theodore Roosevelt in 1909, and later became Chief Justice in 1921).
  • An original concept of the Judicial Conference had to do with federal courts backlog and (as a result) having “at-large” judges who could be transferred to other districts to help with it.  Promotion of “alternative dispute resolution” was featured.  Sound familiar?
  • Besides the innate “Anglo-phile” and extra-judicial aspects, there are now new inter-connections between the existing specialty inns of court formed only in the 21st century (2007ff) of which Family Law seems to be one.  We already have extrajudicial, private, tax-exempt associations focused on family law with membership overlaps.  This is not exactly good news from the consumer (and representative government) point of view!

Some fine-print below will detail more of the above bullet points. Definitely food for more thought.

By the way I found American Inns of Court advertising in a 2016 AFCC Monthly Newsletter (Vol. 11 No. 6, June) along with the usual type of reporting (Alienation, Abuse Allegations) and sponsorship by Reunification providers (Stable Paths, Transitioning Families) and the JAYCFoundation.**

The next fine-print section, extended comments with images, represents what’s on my mind regarding those Inns of Court for several days and as I’m getting ready to publish a post written May 12.  (I did post, see sidebar or Archives, separately on May 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16th this past week…)

Consider top section then, a preview of coming posts, followed by the original one below (bottom half, and about half the footnotes) written Mothers’ Day as a natural continuation from from “Apparently Common Family Court Practice,” handling one topic which would otherwise detract from that post’s main points

Published May 12, with its own inset showing one published May 6. We are talking about “Family Court Reform Practices” and strangely absent major missing gaps of information (see also Footnote 2 on “Classic AFCC Collaborations…” post, published May 18).

(THIS SECTION IS A MAY 18th INSERT)

**(see “Jaycee Dugard NON-parental kidnapping, repeated rape, held hostage and raised two children for 18 years in Contra Costa County, California, rescued by an observant UCBerkeley campus cop (a woman) who said her mother instincts kicked in on the odd behaviors of Phil Garrido and his two children (the product of raping Jaycee), leading soon after to their (Jaycee and her two daughters’). (See next 4-image gallery; click to enlarge any image). It appears that the NCMEC had Bailey on its “to-call” list on recovery of abducted children.  Leveraging the publicity on the rescue from NON-family abductions added to promotion of reunification camps for parental abductions which are (much!) more likely relate to parental than stranger abuse.

“AIC” in the following paragraphs means “American Inns of Court.”
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May 18, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Ten Footnotes to Two Posts: “More about those perspectives…” (May 6) and “Apparently Common Family Court Reform Practice…” (May 12, 2019).

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 THIS POST IS: Ten Footnotes to Two Posts: “More about those perspectives…” (May 6) and “Apparently Common Family Court Reform Practice…” (May 12, 2019). (short-link ends “-9Pt”).  I estimate these footnotes will total about 6,000 words, which is why they’ve been moved here, from those two related posts…

(Footnote “Susan Schechter Lab” (at UNH)  updated with an “addendum” May 17= post is now 7,600 words)

I figure people who’ve read or will read those two posts and seen their references to footnotes deserve the chance to read them as promised by all those internal “See Footnote ___” links.

“Ten footnotes to two different posts become a third post — How did that happen?”

Easy to explain: While writing, I began adding footnotes at the bottom of a post; as it grew (rapidly), I then off-ramped footnote texts from the bottom to this separate post, making two separate posts, one labeled “Footnotes” but functionally so far as the WordPress (the blog software) was concerned just another post like any other.

The original post continued to grow until I “gutted” it, re-allocating the gutted material, a major section, to a third post, thus carrying along some (four out of ten) footnote references. Then I published the first and the third posts (containing a section from the first), but not the second (footnotes) one that you’re reading now, because it still needed some polishing.

You might expect a “1, 2, 3” (post A + spinoff post B + footnotes post C) sequence, however….

Next, I instead doubled back to publish a three-part series  over three days this week, all titled “A Closer Look at Common Family Court Reform Practice…” written about a month earlier but not published yet.  Three posts were already referencing it.  The material had been waiting longer and was more substantial and relevant to the field than footnotes expanding briefly on topic’s I’d just recently summarized, so it was my next priority.

That complex post (topic) had to be split in three, and was.

Now that all three parts of “A Closer Look” have come out  (May 13, 14, and 15 respectively) this “Ten Footnotes to Two Posts,” once polished and published, will display in the sequence  four or five posts (respectively) and over a week later than the two originating posts May 6 and May 12.

This should be relatively painless: a short post; only ten footnotes; mostly just comments.


NAVIGATION is a bit different: people reading either post who’ve now clicked through to here will after reading need to return to either More about those perspectives and key concepts (and actors) (See Also upcoming “A Closer Look At — and Alternate Interpretation of — Who’s Funding Poverty Research..” (Started April 19, 2019, Published May 6): (short-link ends “-9MU”). (Six footnotes lead here)   or  Apparently Common Family Court Reform Practice (Why my Uncommon Approach is less “Flawed”) [Published May 12, 2019] (short-link ends “-9Qq”) (Four footnotes lead here) .

No problem!  After each footnote, I’ve provided a shortened “GO BACK TO (the Top of)” link back to its originating post. Or,  you could just remember which one you came from, read the corresponding footnote/s, then scroll back to the top here and use the appropriate one of the links above, though that’s less efficient.  Either way, I cannot bring anyone back to an exact point of return in the middle of any post.  WordPress reads any link “The TOP of that post,” period.  It does have “block editing,” which I haven’t mastered yet, but I believe that’s within a single post.

If instead you’re starting here fresh without reference to their contexts, it may not read smoothly.  I often read other publications’ footnotes, endnotes or even bibliographies all in a row, but don’t recommend it here, unless that’s your style.  Most of these aren’t citations; they’re commentary.

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May 16, 2019 at 5:50 pm

A Closer Look At — and Alternate Interpretation of — Who’s Funding Poverty Research (Hint: The Poor….) In New York (Columbia Univ. SSW), Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin’s IRP), and let’s not forget New Jersey (Princeton University’s Welfare-Reform-Focused “…Center for Research on Child Well-Being”). (Pt. 3 of 3=”-9TC”).

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A Closer Look at and Alternate Interpretation of Who’s Funding Poverty Research || PART 3 of 3


I have been referring to this post (now distributed across three posts) for about month now: first on my April 19 post, then on two others published in the interim May 6 & 12.

I’m glad to have finally published Part 1 (May 13), Part 2 (May 14) and now Part 3 today (May 15, 2019) so I can return to others in the pipeline on subjects raised in the interim posts “More about perspectives and key players” & “Apparently Common Family Court Reform Practice.”(<~~singular).

The first few inches of this post will look similar to the others until you get to  ~ ||| ~ ||| ~  and shortly after those characters, this heading:

WHERE I STARTED THIS POST (on moving material from another one)



YOU ARE READING Part 3 of 3:  A Closer Look At — and Alternate Interpretation of — Who’s Funding Poverty Research (Hint: The Poor….) In New York (Columbia Univ. SSW), Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin’s IRP), and let’s not forget New Jersey (Princeton University’s Welfare-Reform-Focused “…Center for Research on Child Well-Being”). (Pt. 3 of 3=”-9TC”)  (Case-sensitive, WP-generated shortlink ends “-9TC” Started about April 17, 2019, post split May 13, 2019).  About 8,500 words.


PRIOR POSTS IN THIS “SERIES”*:

A Closer Look At …(“Pt 1 of 3=”9Lj“) & A Closer Look At … (Pt. 2 of 3=”9Tx”)

*By “series” I mean one post written in mostly one sitting around April 17, 2019, which now, a month later, wanting to publish, I think is relevant enough to split into three parts…for easier reading (or at least much shorter posts! The original was about 14,600 words; this one, about 8,500.  Those short-link references (“-9Lj,” “-9Tx,” and “9TC”) I included in the actual post titles this time for an administrative help/visual post url  identifier.

For QUICK NOTES ON THE (QUICKLY EXECUTED) SPLIT see Part 1, top.


 

Part 3 (Post #3 of 3) contents relate most closely to the full title because it’s where the post began. So many of my posts are split-offs from others, I usually begin with the title identifying the main topic.

Part 3 here picks up from A Closer Look At … (Pt. 2 of 3=”9Tx”) (otherwise identical title), after repeating just the very top lead-in and images from Part 1, for context. It also (like part 2) begins with some overlap from the bottom of the prior post, which I’ve marked.

Because I’ve been working on other posts last month, this material is relatively fresh, not “hot off the press” fresh in my memory:  I work on these topics daily.  Research never stays in exactly one place or at exactly one level for a month at a time. My inclination on previewing the material (writing and images on the post), was that it’s ready to go and that those who wish to delve deeper should do so.

Meanwhile, I’m moving forward with my current writing topics, as reflected by the most recent post (May 12) and references to upcoming spinoff post within it.  Some more comments on the Princeton University centers may be found there, too.


The next section briefly repeats material from Parts 1 & 2 for the blogging context:/recent themes:

This was extracted, with a little overlap, from the intro to a new index I’m producing and [have now published April 19, 2019].  Having completed most of THAT project, my attention has been drawn to recent developments in some familiar circles (university centers) I’ve been aware of over time.

I believe that the most important part of obtaining “solutions” to major problems is understanding what questions to ask and from there, where to look for potential factors to the situation. It’s also important to realize that what may be for some a “problem” is for others not just an opportunity, but, to put it bluntly, an ongoing profit, benefit, and desirable state of affairs, though admitting this isn’t politically correct.


This post illustrates, again, why you JUST might want to pay enough attention to public/private finances to realize, the task is just about impossible… and what happens when it stays and continues developing out of sight and out of control.

To broadly summarize, domestically, there’s ongoing flow of resources throughout a larger collectively organized landscape.   {{MORE TEXT ALONG THESE LINES CAN BE FOUND ON PART 1, TOP}}



(First part of the OVERLAP is MINIATURIZED here, normal size on the other post.  The main point isn’t polymerization and polypropylene, as fascinating as the information is…).

~ ||| ~ ||| ~ (OVERLAP FROM PART 2, focus on the Polypropylene/Brazilian connection) ~ ||| ~ ||| ~

…. Finally (?) here’s the Abstract to a 2003 article presented? at a conference in Japan, found (through basic Google search on this material) at ieeexplore.IEEE.org, with six authors, talking about its use in insulating electric cables, and how it’s also good for recycling because it’s not cross-linked:

Property of syndiotactic polypropylene and its application to insulating electrical cable – property, manufacturing, and characteristics” (“Published in: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials (Cat. No.03CH37417)“)

“IEEE” (“Eye-Triple-E”) stands for “Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.” and has an interesting and clearly summarized history you can read about here (and please do!)


WHERE I STARTED THIS POST (on moving material from another one):

In finalizing the integration of an index of a blog I wrote almost exclusively in the year 2012 to this blog, I was tempted to just load on more updates** from two of FIVE university-based poverty research centers where two middle-aged men

[1] who’ve made a career, pushing public policy antagonistic and insultingly patronizing to single mothers

[2] backed by some of the largest progressive foundations around (foundations, at least one of them, with backers of murky respectability, at the best), and where

[3] both the middle-aged men (and middle-aged or older professional women who publish and proselytize alongside them) having become smart and rich through following life a course the masses of poor of the nation are NOT advised to follow, and generally are not in any position to follow, thereby guaranteeing that…

[4] “Assume the position!”~ The STUDIERS vs the STUDIED ~ The researchers vs. the human lab rats ~ basically, the Dominant few vs. the Subjected Many

…..remains the norm.  Status quo preserved.

**But I didn’t.  I off-ramped it and got this 3-part series..//LGH May 13, 2019

 

We often fail to see — but any serious, that is, long-term, diligent attempt to follow the finances quickly reveals — that the Ph.D.’d publishing, poverty- and family-center-directing or co-directing, white-collared academics are the hired hands.

They are NOT the engineers and did not design the infrastructure supporting the entire system which feeds them while they feed from information off the poor. (They are simply sustaining, endorsing, perpetuating, and prospering from it.)

That MACRO infrastructure (including its financial support) was set up decades ago, economically, through control of banking, currency, and — through taxation with less and less representation the more and more regionalized and federalized (then internationalized) it becomes over time — incrementally control of the population….

…to the point, overall, of “Do they live or do they die?  What say we? Which population sectors are living too long and need to be quietly culled?  Which sectors’ offspring, grown to adulthood independently thinking and not constantly stressed by poverty and work/life disruptions, neighborhood violence and disproportionate incarceration OR family breakups through the family court systems, might jeopardize our collective, “proprietary” control of the existing infrastructure?”

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May 15, 2019 at 5:52 pm

A Closer Look At — and Alternate Interpretation of — Who’s Funding Poverty Research (Hint: The Poor….) In New York (Columbia Univ. SSW), Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin’s IRP), and let’s not forget New Jersey (Princeton University’s Welfare-Reform-Focused “…Center for Research on Child Well-Being”) (Pt. 2 of 3=”-9Tx”).

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A Closer Look at and Alternate Interpretation of Who’s Funding Poverty Research || PART 2 of 3


I have been referring to this post (now distributed across three posts) for about month now: first on my April 19 post, then on two others published in the interim May 6 & 12.

I’m glad to have finally published Part 1 yesterday (May 13) and Part 2 today (May 14) and to be anticipating Part 3 tomorrow (May 15, 2019) so I can return to others in the pipeline on subjects raised in the interim posts “More about perspectives and key players” and “Apparently Common Family Court Reform Practice.”(<~~singular).


A Closer Look at and Alternate Interpretation of Who’s Funding Poverty Research || PART 2 of 3


A Closer Look At — and Alternate Interpretation of — Who’s Funding Poverty Research (Hint: The Poor….) In New York (Columbia Univ. SSW), Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin’s IRP), and let’s not forget New Jersey (Princeton University’s Welfare-Reform-Focused “…Center for Research on Child Well-Being”) (Pt. 2 of 3=”9Tx”). (Case-sensitive, WP-generated shortlink ends “-9Tx.” Started about April 17, 2019, Split into 3 parts May 13, 2019.  This part about 6,500 words after split and with some overlapping paragraphs added from Part 1.)

This picks up from A Closer Look At (Pt 1 of 3=”9Lj”) (otherwise identical title), after repeating some lead-in paragraphs and two images from the top of Part 1, and just a bit from the bottom of Part 2.  For QUICK NOTES ON THE (QUICKLY EXECUTED) SPLIT see Part 1, top.

Links to all three are provided here at the top and bottom. As with all links to any posts in draft the link to Part 3 (A Closer Look At…(Part 3=”9TC”) will of course only work accurately once it’s published, currently scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  Before then, WordPress will try; it’ll make a “best-guess” leading somewhere else or provide a “not found” error message.


Part 2 provides a bit of a wild ride into details not typical of this blog: international conglomerates and some supporting details on the invention and even physical properties of one of the products involved.  One conglomerate through acquisition of US-based plants became a major player in the producer of this product within the USA (and, separately, in Germany). Our federal government cleared the purchase as to anti-trust factors. Previous rapid growth in the 1990s was enabled by having been given a monopoly for many years by Brazil.  Leveraged buyouts followed by later sell-offs (due to debt) occurred.  (For more specifics, or to double-check my by-recall summary, keep reading and read more from the links provided or on-line searches).  Parts of the conglomerate were later under investigation for a variety of criminal acts. The scope of business was large, and the reach of corruption within it also large, reaching high up into government of more than one country.

This post gives broader scope at the top, and more detail at the bottom of the economic landscape in which this country, federal/state, public/private (and under both) the family courts operate.  I hope it also promotes the habit of doing what I call doing drill-downs beyond only specific buzz-words, sound-bytes, or commonly associated words with any cause relating to the family courts.

There are always operational systems, and it takes money to run them.  So how money moves — and how much of that money influencing public policymaking has been moved legitimately (vs. criminally) is always relevant. Again, what about accountability to the public “served”?

By contrast, A Closer Look At, Part 3 (ends “9TC”) link here is provided at the bottom again and its contents are most closely related to the title because (as my writing style is) it’s where the post began.

I referred to this section [now a post] as “tangential” but in reality it’s just paying close attention, originally, when something “just ain’t right” in a reported set-up. Seemingly “tangential” information may not really be — it may be a symptom of something else.  One way to find out which is by looking closer.  This post and situation raises some big questions about accountability, and reminders what can take place when it’s absent.

Comments Added May 13, 2019 for  Part 2 here:

The theme of “Poverty Research” is a key concept behind marriage/fatherhood promotion and deeply related, at many, many points and across many professional niches, to what is taking place in the family courts nationwide (USA).  Not just because of “welfare reform” but also because of things welfare reform exaggerated (demographic divide/gender wars) and set up (fundamental changes to how the federal government interacts with the states, setting up different circuitry and ways to monitor it — or not monitor it — effectively.  Along with “privatization” is proliferation of nonprofits  = dilution of accountability.  Along with setting up new fields of practice (i.e., “Fatherhood”) and university centers to sustain them, guess what — also comes dilution of accountability.

In this post we see a Brazilian granted monopoly which was later broken up, but before it was, become a multinational corporation in several inter-related fields (petrochemicals) with global commerce, purchasing plants in the USA making a major plastic used in producing all kinds of consumer goods.

And it’s been associated with criminal activity spanning different countries, i.e., “Operation Carwash.”

Ask yourself what kind of mentality would seek out ways to dilute public accountability through privatization, yet in the process control at a more micro-managed level the domestic population of a country?  If you think these things through, Part 2 here isn’t really that disconnected in subject matter from Part 3. I hope the attention span prevails for them both.  (End, May 13 Comments for Part 2)


(Next short Section, WRITTEN mid-April 2019 (except the two images added) and from the TOP of PART 1 post, repeated here)…

Having completed most of a major index project (next two images), my attention has been drawn to recent developments in some familiar circles (university centers) I’ve been aware of over time.

This was extracted, with a little overlap, from the intro to a new index I’m producing and will (I hope) publish today, April 18, 2019.**  [**It was published April 19, short-link ends “-9Aj” title as shown in the first image below.  I also made the above post “sticky” as key enough to be kept “in your face” with a few others. Here are two screen-shots from that originating post with the index of my 2012-only blog “The Family Court Franchise System” I’d just merged into FamilyCourtMatters.org here. ]:


I believe that the most important part of obtaining “solutions” to major problems is understanding what questions to ask and from there, where to look for potential factors to the situation. It’s also important to realize that what may be for some a “problem” is for others not just an opportunity, but, to put it bluntly, an ongoing profit, benefit, and desirable state of affairs, though admitting this isn’t politically correct.


This post illustrates, again, why you JUST might want to pay enough attention to public/private finances to realize, the task is just about impossible… and what happens when it stays and continues developing out of sight and out of control.

To broadly summarize, domestically, there’s ongoing flow of resources throughout a larger collectively organized landscape.

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