Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Florida Bar Association


Professional Ethics/Board Review Elizabeth Tarbert
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Terry Hill

Elder Law Arlee Colman

Rules of (Court) Procedure: Probate: Craig Shaw

If you are not a member of The Florida Bar and wish to file a complaint against your attorney, you may download a consumer pamphlet "Complaint Against A Florida Lawyer" which contains the complaint form.

Discipline records of members of the bar are not available online. This information may be obtained by calling 1-800-342-8060 at extension 5839.

"Negligence" is the failure of a lawyer to heed a substantial risk that circumstances exist or that a result will follow, which failure is a deviation from the standard care that a reasonable lawyer would exercise in the situation.

Lawyer Conduct: Processing and investigation of inquiries and complaints are a basic responsibility of the Bar as mandated by the Florida Supreme Court. The Bar's serves to protect the public from unethical lawyers.

Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions

Inquiry/Complaint Form

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Inquiries and complaints about a lawyer's conduct, even if dismissed will be reflected in BAR records for 12 months after the files are closed. Inquiries and complaints are seerious matters and should be undertaken only after other available ways to resolve the problem have been unsuccessful.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

What God has Joined Let No Man Separate


Clara's 92 yrs old.- Property is Auctioned on the Courthouse Steps

by Ray Fernandez

My parents property was auctioned off on October 21st 2008 on the courthouse steps in Charlotte County,Florida.

When Clara's forced court appointed Guardian was installed on July 8th 2007 the responsibility of paying bills was taken away from me and I have never ever made a late payment on utilities or the mortgage looking to safeguard my mother's here to A-1 credit, now late fees of $74.00 would become the norm as payments were routinely made late causing utilities and water to be cut off for several days at a time and late fees and penalties to rack up considerably .

Attorney Donald E. Yates was given the mandate by the court of marshaling the "Ward" assets and paying her bills ,caring for her. Unfortunately for Clara in my opinion he was derelict in fulfilling his duties and failed to pay her real estate taxes on her homestead or on any other property.

The responsible parties neglected to pay the Real Estate Taxes on her property, this triggered the tax deed sale on the courthouse steps, and the sale of a tax certificate on her homestead in Key West,Florida.

The Guardianship did manage to marshall $62, 357.00 with over 90% converted over to attorney fees and less than 7% went directly through third parties for the direct benefit of the "Ward" for medicine and food.





This is the winning bid of $3,310. What stroke us as particularly tragic was the huge number of people that are losing their property because of not being able to pay their property taxes.

There were quite a number of investors, and because of the current financial crisis America is truly "ON SALE" this presents quite a opportunity for domestic and foreign investors.

I explained to the other bidders that this was my mothers property that was being lost because the person in charge failed to pay taxes, and because of the sentimental value , I would like to buy it back and they abstained from bidding allowing me to place the winning bid for cents on the dollar of the true worth of the property.



The irony of this is that my father and mother bought this lot as an investment in America back in June of 1983 and spent the next 15 years making payment on this property. I remenber more than once when my father would pack us in the car and drive that long drive across Alligator Alley to the West coast of Florida to look at the property.

I remember that proud look in his eye of having bought a piece of America, the same America that would betray him in his later years, and hold a fire sale with everything that was ever dear to him.

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This is the Original Warranty Deed when my parents made the investment in 1983. It is ironic that I was able to puchase the property for fraction of what he paid for it 24 years ago and after having made payments on it for 15 years!

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Guardianship Gone Bad.- “Isolate. Medicate. Take the estate.”

By Susan Hindman

When Robin Westmiller’s 80-year-old father suffered a stroke in 2002, causing his health to deteriorate, it attracted the attention of a distant cousin in another state. Over her mother’s protests, her father traveled to the cousin’s home in March 2004, and within three weeks, the cousin had taken control of his life, refusing to let him talk to his family and convincing him to file for divorce and revoke his wife’s power of attorney. When Westmiller was finally able to stop the takeover four months later—by going to court and getting him a temporary emergency guardian—she thought she had taken a step toward getting her father back to his own family. But she had actually created a new roadblock, this one cemented in place by the legal system.

The guardian, she said, “changed (her dad’s) name, moved him without telling us, denied him access to a telephone, and no one in the facility or the hospital was told that he had a wife, a daughter, or grandchildren. Once they got hold of him, they drained nearly his entire life savings.” When he passed away on June 23, 2007, “there was no life insurance, no stock portfolios, or any other assets,” leaving her 83-year-old mother nearly destitute.

Westmiller, a recent law school graduate, wrote a book about her experience, and started a Web site—the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse (NASGA) in 2004—then left it to form Advocates for National Guardianship Ethics and Reform (ANGER) in 2008. Both sites detail other horror stories through postings of victims and of published newspaper and magazine articles recounting the stories of others.

Guardians have been accused of draining their elderly wards’ life savings, charging exorbitant fees for small tasks, selling homes without permission, throwing away personal belongings and mementos, not paying bills, cashing and pocketing Social Security checks, and making unilateral decisions about where their wards can live and whom they can see. They have even placed them in nursing homes against their will, blocked contact with loved ones, and kept them overmedicated. As their life savings are redirected toward the guardians and lawyers and dwindle to nothing, seniors are forced to go on Medicaid, leading people close to the issue to call it a form of Medicaid fraud.

Annie McKenna, media liaison with NASGA and embroiled in her own guardianship battle, says that "abusive guardians have a standard operating procedure: Isolate. Medicate. Take the estate.”

How pervasive is this problem? “We’re saying it’s an epidemic,” says Terri Abelar, founder of Aging Solutions, a California eldercare management consulting firm.

Read some of the articles for yourself—in the Boston Globe (2008), Key West: The Newspaper (2008), New Haven Advocate (2007), Palm Beach Post (2007), and Los Angeles Times. AARP wrote about it in 2004, and Money magazine way back in 1989. To watch video reports relating guardianship horror stories, visit Stop Guardian Abuse.org or click The People of the State of California vs. Joseph T. Quattrochi Sr. Fox 5 News, from New York City, also did a story, and The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (another Fox program broadcast from New York City) did two stories, which you may view here and here.

Elderly victims have ranged from average citizens who spent a lifetime saving for retirement to those who are wealthy and familiar faces. One case involved a well-known retired New York judge who became a victim when his court-appointed guardians paid themselves large fees, confined him to a nursing home for two years without being allowed to receive visitors, and sold off his properties. Judge John L. Phillips Jr., a multimillionaire who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, was placed under a guardianship program in 2001. By the time the issue was nearing resolution in 2007, he was destitute. He died at age 83 in February 2008.

And if you think the government doesn’t know about this, read the 1987 report by a House subcommittee of the Select Committee on Aging or the 2004 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on guardianship that followed a yearlong investigation by the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which heard witnesses testify about abuses occurring across the country. What they found, however, was that neither the states nor the federal government has data on the number of elderly people with guardians or the incidences of abuse.

What has happened is the result of an unregulated business pairing with a court system that provides no oversight and government agencies that lack basic statistics.

Continue reading this study=>>here

The True Abuse/False Alienation Scam

by Katie Stanton

There are false allegations of fictitious syndromes going on all over the country and around the world. Truly, horrifically abusive men, armed with lots of money, use false allegations of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) as a strategy to perpetrate “family annihilation. ” Instead of doing this physically, these abusers are using family court to inflict the damage. The men who claim to be “alienated” often will repeatedly call in false abuse reports on the mother (but this is ignored in court proceedings and by the PAS accusing evaluator). These same men will attempt to “coach” the child to say bad things and make false allegations against the mother. When the child reports the father for whatever type of abuse he is doing (including parental alienation tactics), the father falsely claims alienation by the mother. It is a reign of on-going terror with the child as the ultimate victim.

There are some of the frequently occuring elements that seen over and over in the true abuse/false alienation scam. These behaviors start while still in the relationship, this is not something that occurs as a result of divorce, but they are the reason for the divorce:

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The scandal in our own backyard

by Talia Carner, a novelist and an advocate for child victims of the legal system, is the author of Puppet Child, a legal drama about a mother trying to save her daughter from the legal system’s justice. Learn more by visiting her website, http://www.taliacarner.com/.

“There is something bad happening to our children in family courts today that is causing them more harm than drugs, more harm than crime and even more harm than child molestation,” said Judge Watson L. White from Cobb County, Georgia, Superior Court.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Psychiatric Abuse - It's a Crime and a Human Rights Violation



In this post, the blogger says (s)he is filing a complaint with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. But (s)he does not indicate his/her name or anything. I would be interested in reviewing the complaint, since I work for that organization. Would you please pass on this message and my e-mail address to him/her?

Sincerely,

Steve Wagner

Director of Litigation & ProsecutionCitizens Commission on Human Rights

800-869-2247


Dear Mr. Wagner;
Support groups and APS agencies often claim to protect the victims of abuse, sadly this is not always the case and many readers who write to us do so anonymously because victims sometimes have court cases pending and are afraid of retaliation if they speak out against the injustices committed against them in the name of justice and rightly so.

I will gladly post your letter, your link, and E mail address and hope that him/her will contact you along with the many other victims of blatant civil rights violations that are documented here on this blog.

Task Force on the Judicial Branch Planning

Dr. Robert Sarhan, Maritza Torrent ,Sharon Smith, Alicia Rook, Angela Woodhull are some of our readers who have been victimized by the Probate courts guardianship system and have recently met with a panel of Judges from the Florida Supreme court and asked us to post this important message:

If you have been a victim of Guardianship Fraud, or your attorney has lied and mislead you and caused you harm and your pleas for help and or justice have fallen on deaf ears.

For more information contact: Steve Henley Senior Court Operations ConsultantOffice of the State Courts Administrator henleys@flcourts.org
Steve Henley Senior Court Operations Consultant 850-488-6569

Individuals and organizations are also invited to submit written comments, which will be accepted through Nov. 1. Comments may be sent to:

Task Force on the Judicial Branch Planning
Office of the State Courts Administrator
Strategic Planning
Florida Supreme Court
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1900


In the hearing in Ft Myers, Florida on October 16, 2008 Robert Sarhan, MD and Alicia Rook spoke to the following members of the task force:

Judge John Thorton from Tallahassee
Judge G. Keith Cary
Judge Margaret Steinbeck
Judge John Duryea

In the meeting we spoke in front of the panel and small audience of approximately 15. Robert Sarhan, MD spoke about the fraudulent activities taking place in these guardianship cases.

A serious matter of concern is the fact that all these cases have illegal conflicts of interest and in many cases 99% of the time the Guardianships were ordered without need as in all these cases there were family members who are able to step up to the plate.

After going to Miami Dade Corruptions unit, the State Attorney, the Attorney General, the Governor, the Florida Bar and the Judicial Qualifications Commission, no one would help and we now know that this is basically a closed system with little being done to protect elders and their families from financial exploitation.

We previously met with Congressman Mario Diaz Balart and Lincoln Diaz Balart who are well aware of the problem and are in a position to open a Congressional Investigation into these alleged abuses of power that prey on the elderly and their families for financial gain but they rather chose to ignore the problem.

We explained to the commission that is clear that the Judges could do a lot more to protect the elderly in these crimes against humanity that destroy so many families and rob the elderly and their families of their legacy, it is clear that there are Guardianship laws in place to protect elders and their families but they are not being followed.

We are well aware that this is a multi billion dollar business reaching epidemic proportions throughout this country and believe the Judiciary , Attorneys and Guardians are out of control and therefore Forced Guardianship cases when there are less restrictive means must be ABOLISHED from our court system.

The elderly have not committed crimes and therefore should not lose their Civil Rights under any circumstances. We believe the Supreme Court now has heard these crimes from others throughout these hearings and they acknowledge there is problem and we hope with your letters to them, they will be forced to take action and stop the feeding trough for attorneys that this cases have become.

The Tristani case, The Hayes Case, The Torrent Case, the Karim Bramson Case, The Sarhan Cases, The Fernandez case all of the elderly people have been heavily medicated, isolated and wealth plundered, they are vilified so that they are un able to fight back or speak up and by chemically restraining the elderly and in my case Yvonne Sarhan we pray that she will survive these despicable acts while the State of Florida turns a blind eye.

The Guardian Vicki Brail, Dr Steven Kaplan, the attorneys involved, Judge Arthur Rothenberg and now Judge Muir now residing on this case, allow the abuse to continue against my mother, Yvonne Sarhan and have failed misreably to properly investigate these abuses.

There must be more Judicial accountability in these horrendous cases of Elderly Exploitation.

Alicia Rook also spoke about how the system fails to protect these vulnerable elders with no accountability and little oversight.

The massive amounts of money that are charged our families is abusive and criminal in nature and can not go on.

AT the end of the hearing, Dr. Sarhan handed each of the panel a business card and pleaded for immediate help. He went one step further and handed Judge Thorton a legal brief to show the corruption in his case with a copy of “The Elderly Abuse and Guardianship Victims Taskforce for Change of 2008". Alicia Rook handed copies of each of our cases to the panel. We ask of anyone who read this to please voice your opinions to the address above A.S.A.P. Thank You Very Much

Robert Sarhan, MD
(305) 338-6160

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Corrupt Probate Culture Thwarts Safeguards

by Estate of Denial.Com

A friend recently e-mailed asking that, in light of the problems which can occur with regard to estates and trusts, how should someone plan in terms of the mechanism for distributing property upon death? It would be great if there was a definitive answer, but unfortunately, there’s not. Here’s how we responded:

I don’t know. My husband and I still have property in a trust and don’t have any real plans to change. First off, I don’t know what you would change to and it could be just another instrument to be abused. The Estate of Denial advocacy work we’re doing is important because it’s not about defective instruments per se, it’s about the execution of the instruments being perverted so as to ignore the property owner’s intentions in lieu of benefiting disingenuous people who weren’t legitimately included in a particular asset distribution plan.

Sorry to not have a better answer, but the problem isn’t particularly with the wills, trusts, whatever — it lies with the corrupt legal culture surrounding the probate industry that makes the most of an industry (including some judges) that largely protects its own.

Many lawyers will say these cases don’t really exist, or at least don’t occur that often, but a lot of these situations never even make it into a courtroom. An attorney told me recently that in 40+ years of practicing law, he has never seen so many CLE courses targeting lawyers in trouble for some type of misconduct - often dealing with estates. I’ve heard that complaints coming before state bar association disciplinary boards increasingly deal with estates — but remember, this is a problem that doesn’t exist.

As long as the culture stays corrupt and unaccountable, no document will provide protection.

Friday, October 17, 2008

If Suddenly You Forget Me

Looting Comes In Many Forms

by Ray Fernandez

Financial abuse comes in many forms, but what can the relatives of elders that are fleeced as a matter of fact expect in the form of help when those doing the fleecing are treated with impugnity and the sheople are helpless as their tax dollars are used to bail out companies like AIG who's chief executive Mark Sullivan received a $5m bonus and $15m "golden parachute."

The Federal Reserve bailed out the firm with an $85bn emergency loan. Last week, the insurer was granted a further $38bn credit line to avert any further deterioration in its finances.

This money helped finance a $440,000 retreat for insurance salesmen at a beach resort in California. See AIG execs spend nearly $500,000 of our bailout money at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

More recently senior executives flew by private jet to a partridge hunting party at a 17th century English manor house. New York state's attorney general Andrew Cuomo , in a letter to AIG's board of directors yesterday complained of these "unwarranted and outrageous" junkets in the wake of a $123bn bail-out by the US government to save the firm from bankruptcy.

Andrew Cuomo said these improper and extravagant expenditures, exploit the taxpayers."

Related: FINAL LOOTING OF AMERICA by Devvy Kidd

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Florida Supreme Court Committe to Host Public Meetings on the Future of Florida Courts

Now is the time to speak up about the forced drugging, the kidnapping and isolation of our children and the fraudulent guardianship's that are robbing our family members and shortchanging future generations of their legacy and affecting the unity and moral fiber of our society.

October 14th 4-7 PM at the St Peterburg College, Gibbs Campus
6605- 5th Avenue North

October 15th 4-7 PM at the Schreiver Conference Center at St Lucie West
500 N.W. California Blvd. Port St Lucie Florida

October 16th 4-7 PM at the Lake Regional Library meeting Room A
15290 Bass Road Ft. Myers, Florida

October 22nd 5-8 PM at the 20 River Regional Library 1848 Ohio Drive
Martin Luther King Jr Avenue South. Live Oak Florida

October 23 4-7 PM Jury Assembly Room Criminal Justice Center
101 Bush Blvd Sanford , Florida

Some of our readers have attended these forums , we expect to be posting some of their feedback and experiences soon.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

They are forcing my Children on Seroquel: It's all About Greed and they are causing irreversible damage

Seroquel is a very dangerous drug for anyone at any age.

My adult daughter takes Seroquel for insomnia also and it is has altered her mind state to the point that she now suffers from drug induced psychosis which caused permanent damage to her brain. She is having heart problems now as well.

My 10 yr old grandson was placed in foster care and CPS doctors diagnosed him with 20 or more different mental disorders and is forced to take 15 different medications. The foster parents get paid $20,000 per month by the state to care for him and the CPS gets a lot of money also to keep him in state foster care. The foster parent has 3 other kids all with the same exact diagnosis as my grandson and she gets same amount for their care as well. She gets a total of $80,000 per month for 4 children plus financial incentives to keep them drugged up.

It's all about the money - GREED. Very sad that doctors and government employees, courts and others who stand to profit are allowed to "cause" irreversible mental illnesses and other physical/medical damage all for the sake of financial bonuses and incentives from the pharma industry.

Our elderly and children are most vulnerable and what this system is doing to them is unforgivable.

I am in process of filing formal complaint with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

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"My dad was drowned like a rat just days before a court ruling would have freed him and exposed the embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars by the guardian and his lawyer." Eric C. Baxter full story here=>>

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Forget about being a Rock star or MTV the elderly and infirm, this is where the money is to be made and you are very right in regards to what they are doing to the most vulnerable segment of our society under the guise of protecting them it is unforgivable! The stink of their greed will be the downfall and if citizens remain quiet about this holocaust right under their noses they will have no right to complaint when tragedy comes knocking at their door.

Agencies like ACLU no longer advocate for civil rights of the elderly under G'ship as they have no rights, neither do children or parents whose children have become cash cows for public servants sanctioned by the state all in the name of the new god, GREED! Public agencies have become callused and indifferent to the suffering of the people they pretend to protect.

I am sorry about the suffering you are having to endure seeing your own children poisoned by the drugs that are killing them, albeit slowly. It is indeed a sad day in America when people are having to leave their country in order to escape the tyrannical reach of their government into their personal lives and that of their children, fathers, grandfathers.

Under the failing economy people who are not able to produce anything of value will be using your children, grandchildren,parents as hostages under the guise of protecting them, they will seem respectable and wear ties, and titles but underneath they are the tyrannical stooges, the highly paid servants of the New World Order.

Thanks for writing in!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Kingstree Police, SC keeps Seniors Safe

KingTree,South Carolina,USA submitted by E L Malone

KINGSTREE — Kingstree resident and retiree Pat Gillman enjoys gardening, but on Wednesday as she fought a weed that’s killing her fig tree, her work was interrupted by a welcome visitor.

The visitor was Kingstree Police Lt. Melvin Daniels, who greeted her with a hearty handshake and began to chat with her about painting, drawing and the love each shares for art.

He wasn’t paying her a visit because of any criminal activity. Rather, it’s because he wants to show police care about the town’s senior residents.

The department implemented a senior resident visitation program this year as a way to make sure older residents are safe.

News about the program spread quickly through Kingstree by word of mouth, he said.

Nine months later, Daniels is the primary officer responsible for visiting the 32 seniors in the program.

“Everyday I come in here, the chief gives me another name,” Daniels said. “It just keeps growing. The mayor, he even gave me name. We are really ecstatic about it because it’s giving back to the seniors a little bit of what they have given us all these years.”

Read all here=>>

I would like to extend my thanks to Police Chief Robert Ford and Police Dept.in Kingstree SC for their efforts to keep their seniors safe.

I am a senior and a resident of Florida and have many senior family members in SC. Unfortunately my brother, a senior in another county in SC, was a victim of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation. It has been over four years of a continuing struggle for justice for my brother (deceased) and closure for my family. It seems to me I am no closer to accomplishing that than when it started so many years ago.

Very sad indeed for those seniors that fall victim when some other elected and appointed officials do NOT feel it is important to help protect and provide some justice for them.

Hopefully, at some time in the future the events surrounding my brother will be addressed by the State of South Carolina.

Kingstree SC Police Dept. efforts like yours gives me a glimmer of hope that someday ALL seniors and the vulnerable will be protected and receive justice. Perhaps then, families will no longer have to suffer needlessly as mine has done.

E L Malone


Have Your Parents Been Forced to Take Seroquel?

Important Lawsuit Information

AstraZeneca P.L.C., Britain's second-largest drugmaker, has been sued by almost 10,000 people in the United States over claimed injuries from defects in the company's antipsychotic drug Seroquel.

Patients claim in the lawsuits that AstraZeneca did not adequately warn of possible side effects, including severe weight gain and risk of diabetes.

Many of the suits contend the London-based company and its affiliates promoted the drug for unapproved uses.

If you or a loved one has taken Seroquel, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Let Everyone Know! - Murder Has Now Become Legalized!


Ray,

Please let everyone know. I took my mother's guardianship that commenced in the wrong venue with many other Chapter 744 abuses and errors up to the 5th DCA court of appeals.

On July 21, 2008 my mother was given an overdose of morphine sulphate which caused cardiac arrest (her death). NOW the court of appeals, 5th DCA, has dismissed my challenge of the guardianship saying that since my mother is dead, the point is "moot." However, until a personal representative is appointed, the guardian still has my mother's money which should have gone to me by now because the accounts were POD/ITF to me.

I'm think of going on the the Florida Supreme Court because if all they have to do is kill the "ward" in order to cover up their wrongdoings, then murder has now become "legalized."

Please let everyone know about this. Would appreciate any useful advice on how to proceed.

Angela
(352) 226-4259

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Florida Elder Faces Jail Without Bail for Non-Violent Crime

LAND O'LAKES ,FLORIDA USA — On Friday morning, Joseph Prudente put on a pair of shorts and his "Grandpa Gone Wild" T-shirt. He took off his wedding band and put his heart medication in a plastic Wal-Mart bag.

Then his daughter drove him to jail. Grandpa had time to do.

His crime? He had disobeyed a court order that he sod the lawn at his Beacon Woods home.

His bail? Zero.

Prudente, 66, must stay in the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes until the required sod work is completed, under a September court order signed by Circuit Judge W. Lowell Bray.

"He's in prison for God knows how long because we can't afford to sod the lawn," said his sobbing daughter, Jennifer Lehr.

Prudente has owned a home in the deed restricted community since 1998. The covenants require homeowners to keep their lawns covered with grass.

Earlier this year, the Beacon Woods Civic Association took Prudente to court after he failed to install new sod on his browning lawn, which had withered after his sprinklers broke. The association had already sent letters telling him to resod his front and back yards by certain dates.

In an interview at the jail Friday evening, Prudente said he thought he had made a good financial hardship case to the association: His adjustable rate mortgage went up an extra $600 a month. Wachovia repossessed his Toyota Scion. His daughter and her two young children, who had fallen on hard times, moved in with him and his wife, Pat.

"To me, keeping the house is more important than the grass," said Prudente, a retired registered nurse from New York. "I just ignored them."

He ignored them, too, after the association filed a complaint in court. He ignored a court order in May, signed by Bray, giving Prudente 30 days to sod the yard.

In June, the court also awarded the association $795 in fees, which included a $645 attorney's fees and a $150 fee for "an expert witness."

By September, there was still no sod. Bray found Prudente in contempt of court, but said in his order that Prudente could "purge himself of this contempt" by doing the required work within the next 30 days. That time expired Friday.

"It is clear to the Court that the ability to avoid incarceration is well within the Defendant's grasp," Bray wrote.

Representatives of the Beacon Woods association expressed regret Prudente had landed in jail. But they said it was his own fault.

"It's a sad situation," said board president Bob Ryan, who added that the association had followed all the correct procedures. "But in the end, I have to say he brought it upon himself."

Lawyer Thomas Gurran, who represents the association, said in a statement that the association had "just wanted Mr. Prudente to comply with the lawn restriction." He added that the contempt power of judges is essential to the system.

"Many orders and judgements … would be absolutely meaningless if they could not be enforced by a judge's contempt power," he said. "This case is an example of what happens when someone defies an order entered by a judge in our country."

Prudente's family said the case had gone too far. Pat Prudente said she and her husband knew they had chosen to live in a community with restrictions. "But they shouldn't have this much power," she said.

Back at the jail — where the population is 1,132, well above the 782 capacity — Parente said he was being treated well. He has no criminal record in Florida and said his stay in Land O'Lakes was his first time ever in a slammer.

What comes next? He doesn't know. "Should I go out and rob a bank? Then I'd be back here," he said. "But then I'd get out on bail."

Jodie Tillman can be reached at jtillman@sptimes.com or (727) 869-6247.
Related:U.S. Leads the World in Number and Percentage of it's Citizens it Incarcerates

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I am grateful that I am still able to make entries into this journal/blog about the hardship conditions/humiliation that our family is going through bar nothing we have ever experienced or in any way feel we deserve.

I was recently received a very threatening letter with code violations and heavy fines because I had placed an ad in the local newspaper in an attempt to rent out the empty portion of my mother's 5 bedroom, 3 bath house in order to make up for the shortcoming of my parent's social security income.

My mother's social security income has been re-routed since July of last year and no longer goes into her account, it is rather coincidental that attorney fees for tasks that were previously performed by her family (more efficiently,on time, and without paying late fees amounting to thousands of dollars, utilities cut off and other hardships which are somehow blamed on us ) have been performed by a court appointed guardian whose fees match or go over her total social security income.

Friends of the family who work several jobs without the additional expense of taking care of an infirm elder report that they are having a hard time with the economy in a tailspin, so you can just imagine the hardship our parent is subject to in having this crucial income withheld for so long.

Our family agrees that this situation is not sustainable and have been fighting to restore her social security income at a great cost in opposing attorney fees, health, and emotional cost.

We use this medium to make a plea to the honorable court to see to it that our parent's income is restored quickly and without further delay and that the day to day decisions be returned to the family as quickly as possible in order to gives us a chance to survive the difficult economic situation facing us all..

The Fernandez family ...........

"The Second Coming"

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

If You Are an Activist for a Cause,Your Name Could End up on A Terror List

When Journalist and Radio Talk show Host Janet Thelan, an outspoken activist for elder rights , advocating against forced Guardianships/Conservatorships and the loss of civil rights, isolation and looting of assets that is all too common with these type cases of which we speak out in horror and dismay told me that by speaking out for elder abuse you risk having your name blacklisted and placed in terror list I was a little bit skeptical as would be most Americans and set out to investigate to see if stuff like this really happens in the "Land of the Free."

Judge for yourself

by Lisa Rein Washington Post Staff Writer, October 8, 2008


The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday.

Police Superintendent Terrence B. Sheridan revealed at a legislative hearing that the surveillance operation, which targeted opponents of the death penalty and the Iraq war, was far more extensive than was known when its existence was disclosed in July.

the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee was told that the names do not belong in there and we agree.

Sheridan said protest groups were also entered as terrorist organizations in the databases, but his staff has not identified which ones.

Stunned senators pressed Sheridan to apologize to the activists for the spying, assailed in an independent review last week as "overreaching" by law enforcement officials who were oblivious to their violation of the activists' rights of free expression and association. The letter, obtained by The Washington Post, does not apologize but admits that the state police have "no evidence whatsoever of any involvement in violent crime" by those classified as terrorists.

We are also stunned by this but not surprised, in our march towards a totalitarian state this is but a bleep,un noticed by the majority of Americans.

Placing the names of journalists,activists and people who dare speak out against the abuse of minorities, such as those that oppose the death penalty,the militarization of America, the Loss of Civil Rights which starts out with the most vulnerable , as they are the less likely to fight back and then spreads out like a cancer to the silent majority who dare not speak out , lest they be singled out and also blacklisted.

To Janet and the many other Americans that have been forced to leave the country, those that have been forced to seek asylum in the Netherlands,Costa Rica, and elsewhere, to those that consider themselves the masters and owners of the universe , to those that have put all semblance of legality aside and gleefully rub their hands at the Fire Sale that is taking place, as the ruling class buys up distressed issues and by proxy the underlying assets, the vulture funds, the elite, the Illuminati, and the soon to be owners of America on sale, I have a message for you .

You might consider the leaving in droves of the lovers of Freedom "Good Riddance" but you do not realize the damage that you are causing to the world's most recent experiment "Democracy" and sadly the masses will not realize what we have until we have LOST IT!


But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be Restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

--John Adams July 17, 1775

Please, America , We Need Your Help!

Fifty years ago, as the wife of a USAF active duty military man and a young mother, would I have believed I would read and now know from personal experience in my family issues regarding ELDER ABUSE, NEGLECT and EXPLOITATION.

I would never have believed that any people that came to this country as in my family, helped lay the foundation that enabled this to be the country, America, would suffer from a pandemic known as ELDER ABUSE in the year 2008, my 70th year.

Now I think, what will America be for generations that follow? If it is alright to KILL and/or ABUSE,NEGLECT and EXPLOIT these people and apparently many think it is, the answer is very obvious.Some may ask, why spout GLOOM and DOOM?

Well, it cannot be denied that it is happening! Do we not have a RIGHT to know WHY anyone suffers ELDER ABUSE? WHY THIS UNEQUAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA? And WHAT IS GOING TO BE DONE ABOUT IT? We as a nation MUST DEMAND ANSWERS and INSIST ELDER ABUSE BE STOPPED! Please.

AMERICA, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

U.S. Leads the World in Number and Percentage of it's Citizens it Incarcerates

WASHINGTON,DC USA- More than one percent of American adults are behind bars, an all-time high that is costing the U.S. government more than 55 billion U.S. dollars a year, a new report said.

With more than 2.3 million people behind bars, the United States leads the world in both the number and percentage of residents it incarcerates, according to the report by nonpartisan Pew Center on the States that came out Friday.

The growth in prison population is largely because of tougher state and federal sentencing imposed since the mid-1980s.

However, despite reaching its latest milestone, the nation's incarcerated population has been growing more slowly since 2000 than it did during the 1990s, when harsher sentencing laws began to take effect.

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Medicare payments to Miami-Dade health agencies halted

Miami,Florida USA

by Jay Weaver as printed in the Miami Herald on Wed 10-08-08

Suspecting widespread fraud, Medicare has suspended payments to Miami-Dade County's top 10 home healthcare agencies and ordered all local home healthcare providers to reapply to the federal insurance program.

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AIG execs spend nearly $500,000 of our bailout money at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

Submitted by Lisa Surviving.cc

This is the AIG that received an $85 billion taxpayer bailout from the federal government and sidestepped a corporate collapse on September 16. Less than a week after being rescued, AIG executives blew through almost $500,000 of taxpayer bailout funds at a week-long retreat at the ritzy St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Orange County, California.

This 5-Star, 5-Diamond exclusive beach resort has room rates that average well over $400 per night. Many higher category room types and suites sell well above $1,000 per night. To give you an idea of what the St. Regis Monarch Beach grounds look like, take a glimpse at the video below. Pictures hardly do this property any justice. Video=>>here

So how did these AIG execs rack up such a huge bill? The St. Regis Monarch Beach provided invoices to Chairman Waxman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. You ready for what they dug up? AIG’s charges at the St. Regis totaled over $440,000, including almost $200,000 in room charges, over $150,000 for catered banquets, and $23,000 in spa charges. Wow. Thanks to the Committee for letting the general public see the execs’ bill with our own eyes. I wonder how other corporate executives will end up using our $700 billion bailout funds.

For more details on the investigation, check out this ABC News link.

The Terminator , Terminates program for seniors in California

Sonora California,USA

Toepel said 40 percent of those in nursing homes have no family or friends who ever visit or advocate for them.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger slashed 100 percent of state funding for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, at the same time as cuts were made to other programs for the elderly.

He used the line item veto to cut the ombudsman program out of the budget. That means a loss of almost $20,000 for the Mother Lode Ombudsman program, which covers Tuolumne, Calaveras, Amador and Mariposa counties.

"But you have to wonder," she added. "At some point, you just have to wonder when people will say enough is enough."

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Baby boomers: new prey for probate poachers

EstateofDenial.com came across a recent Securities and Exchange Commission report that says “baby boomers today control more than $13 trillion in household investable assets.” It further states: “This accounts for over 50% of the total household investments assets in the U.S. The number of baby boomers will continue to grow with projections of nearly 1 in every 6 Americans will be 65 or older by the year 2020.”

Financial companies are tailoring products to accommodate this population segment. While some folks may view this as great, beware the flip side. We love capitalism and applaud businesses that are savvy and motivated to change with the times. An evolving commercial market is often a healthy market so long as it offers equitable risk/reward levels for all involved.

Unfortunately, as some enterprises gear up to reputably address changing markets, people should be aware that probate predators (whose numbers are significant and appear to be growing) are likely doing the same thing. The SEC report would be great - if only everyone played by the rules.

Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) actions occur through abuse of probate venues and/or probate documents such as wills, trusts or guardianships. These acts are happening today and if many in the legal industry continue prevailing in their quest to keep this an undocumentable, “overstated” non-issue, more Baby Boomers are destined to learn the ugly reality that perceptions of inheritance and other property rights far exceed the realities.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Have we all become so engrossed in our daily lives that we have forgotten how to do the right thing?"

By CORI GALEANO South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The situation Grace Jeremia's father went through is like the perfect storm of elderly exploitation, where seemingly everything that could have gone wrong, did.

The 80-year-old Tamarac resident, whom Jeremia would like to refer to as C.T. to protect him from further exploitation, has lived within his means his entire life. He was able to pay off the original mortgage on the home in which he raised a family on a mechanic's salary.

But C.T.'s situation seems to exemplify the classic case of corporations, banks, salespeople, medical personnel and shady home helpers taking advantage of an elderly man's natural tendency to believe that others have his best interests in mind.

C.T., who wears a hearing aid, was sold a bluetooth device for use with a smartphone he couldn't operate, Jeremia said. He was tricked into accepting a credit line at a 30 percent rate of interest, was sued for personal liability for allegedly hitting a woman as he shopped in a grocery store while riding in one of the store's electric carts, has had $50,000 stolen from his bank account by a woman who convinced him to add her as a co-signer, and is in failing health as a result of his age and the low quality of medical care he has received. And those are just a few of the issues Jeremia is trying to resolve for her father.

"Have we all become so engrossed in our daily lives that we have forgotten how to do the right thing?" Jeremia asked.

"The issue in America is they'd like to make it that the people are irresponsible, but it's the institutions that have failed us."

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28 Million On Food Stamps, Sheople Being Forced Into Poverty by So-Called Public Servants


How about the states of the Union? 28 million Americans are now on food stamps! In a nation rich in human and natural resources, we the people are being forced into poverty by so-called public servants both at the state and federal level.
We face extreme danger. Unless there is immediate intervention on every front by all the major powers acting in concert, we risk a disintegration of global finance within days. Nobody will be spared, unless they own gold bars.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Is Legalized Murder-Euthanasia-Becoming a Common Practice in USA

Ray;

Please let everyone know. I took my mother's guardianship that commenced in the wrong venue with many other Chapter 744 abuses and errors up to the 5th DCA court of appeals. On July 21, 2008 my mother was given an overdose of morphine sulphate which caused cardiac arrest (her death).

NOW the co urt of appeals, 5th DCA, has dismissed my challenge of the guardianship saying that since my mother is dead, the point is "moot." However, until a personal representative is appointed, the guardian still has my mother's money which should have gone to me by now because the accounts were POD/ITF to me. I'm think of going on the the Florida Supreme Court because if all they have to do is kill the "ward" in order to cover up their wrongdoings, then murder has now become "legalized." Please let everyone know about this. Would appreciate any useful advice on how to proceed.
Angela

sharannd@comcast.net wrote:
What an awful story, Angela. I'm so sorry for what you have experienced. Thank you for sharing. Have you taken this to the prosecutor?

From: "eric c. baxter"

My dad was drowned like a rat just days before a court ruling would have freed him and exposed the embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars by the guardian and his lawyer. We were even able to tell the police where the body would be found as we had intercepted emails detailing various threats and plots which they refused to acknowledge.

That lawyer was elected judge at about the same time and so remains above the law. Yes, it is likely wards are often killed to conceal wrongdoing and the authorities consider their lives worthless. Incidentally, my dad was a highly decorated veteran of three wars and I often think he really shouldn't have bothered to protect our evil society. Let's hope it soon collapses under the weight of its own rotted mass. Perhaps something can be salvaged. Meanwhile, I think of immigrating to whatever place has the fewest lawyers per capita.
-ECB

I have long thought addressing professional misconduct, engaging in conflicts-of-interest particularly, would be the effective way to prevent the great bulk of elder exploitation. We have discussed the possibility of new legislation to protect the elderly - as if only the law needed reform. Rather, I think we have enough well-written laws to systematically ignore as it is. The failure lies more in the hands of those who administer and profit from the law. Professional disciplinary bodies tout their chief purpose as being to "protect the public" and should be taken to task. How? I have no idea. But if they aren't, there is little that can be to save the elder whose life has fallen into the hands of an unethical attorney pretending to represent him and his welfare interests.

Below are links to the record of an attorney disciplinary matter in which the respondent was belatedly disbarred but is remarkable only because the state supreme court admitted therein how the "complaint was additionally prompted by the airing of a national television exposé on the topic of elderly abused by their children." Actually, the complaint had been made long before the broadcast which presented no additional evidence. So, it was purely the embarrassment of publicity which corrected the dismissal in the first sham proceeding. Of course, none of this was accomplished in time to benefit the client-victim or "protect the public". Read this, connect the dots. i.e., the foul deliberative droppings below, and one recognizes the spoor of kangaroos.

http://ladb.org/NXT/gateway.dll/HC/1998-04-29_96-db-059.htm
http://ladb.org/NXT/gateway.dll/DB/1998-10-21_96-db-059.htm
http://ladb.org/NXT/gateway.dll/SC/1999-09-08_1998-2646.htm

Incidentally, Louisiana disciplinary complaints are generally secret except for purposes of retaliating against the person making them. Moreover, this policy of secrecy defeats the collection of evidence and the very exposure which the disciplinary process admittedly requires. I would guess that an unethical attorney is more likely to be struck down by lightening than a national television exposé. So, what can be done? In the next day or so the Louisiana supreme court will scuttle litigation of my late father's succession and the last possibility of exposing his homicide by appointing a judge who can feign ignorance of the conflict-of-interest which precipitated his death.

Dear Ray;

I'm so upset and frustrated by this tyrannical guardian harassing us pretty much daily, I can't even think straight, this is such a sick system that no one seems to be able to do anything about, it's just bizarre, the lawyers protect the guardians, the judges protect the lawyers, while they are all profiting off of these "wards", court sanctioned abuse, neglect, exploitation and down right theft of these elder americans, what is happening?
Teri Sigman

I feel for all of you, I am one of the lucky ones, they released my mother Clara G. Fernandez from the Guardianship of Donald E. Yates on Friday , Oct 3 2008 alive. I was planning to go and buy her medicines and food on that day thinking that her social security income would also be available for her. Little did I know that would be too much to expect, my mother had to go without as the Guardian chose humiliation as a tactic of choice and to show his power over my 92 year old mother by witholding her much needed social security income.

I have never been so humiliated by having to beg for my own mother's income so that I can keep her alive, these people feel they deserve our parents money because they are unable to produce anything of value and must attach the sweat equity of our parents' legacy and get off knowing they have the power of life or death over our parents .

Our parents are expendable, and if they die in the process, it becomes a "moot point" Eric, Sharon, Teri our parents through the sacrifice shaped this country and the disdain that these of the "Control Group" lord over us of the sheeple class is nothing short of reprehensible.
Ray Fernandez

Mother of Slain Tot Seeks Help.- Finds None

ROSEDALE, Alta. — The mother of a tot slain by his father in a murder-suicide says she had been stalked by the man for months and fled her home in fear.

Meara McIntosh, 27, sat on a deck outside that house in Rosedale, Alta., on Wednesday saying she had left because she felt it was the only way to save her son Colton from harm.

"I left here because I was terrified to be in my own home," she said.

On Sunday, her worst fear was realized when police found the three-year-old dead in a house in nearby Drumheller. He had been killed by his father, Richard Saunders, who was found dead at his side.McIntosh said a court order forced her to hand Colton over to Saunders for the weekend despite her fears.

"I knew, statistically, it was the most dangerous time and had no intention of letting him see Colton again."

She said she is particularly distraught because "I forgot to say goodbye."
"But baby boy didn’t. He always said goodbye. He said goodbye over his shoulder and went bouncing off."

McIntosh said she left her husband because of his drug use and late nights when Colton was 10 months old.She moved from Fort McMurray where they were living to Drumheller, but Saunders soon followed to try to rekindle the relationship, she said. A custody dispute unfolded."Then the stalking started."

McIntosh said it began with suspicious footprints in the snow outside her home, vandalism and slashed car tires. She got a restraining order but after it expired she sought help — only to find none.

She said police threatened to arrest her "for making false complaints," while a social worker tried to claim she was an unfit mother. Some people in the community simply didn’t believe her.

Torture in Nursing Home Results in Death

Daily News Article Launched: 10/06/2008

Walnut Creek,California USA

A former employee of an upscale Calabasas assisted-living facility was charged today with torture and multiple counts of elder abuse stemming from the death of an 80-year-old resident last year and the alleged abuse of other residents.

Cesar Ulloa, 20, is scheduled to be arraigned today at Van Nuys Superior Court, said Deputy District Attorney Robin Allen with the Elder Abuse Unit. He is being held on $1.2 million bail.
Ulloa was arrested Thursday following an 11-month investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after an anonymous whistle-blower from Silverado Senior Living said 80-year-old Elmore Kittower was the victim of foul play.

Kittower died Nov. 6, 2007. An autopsy revealed the retired engineer died of a blood clot in his lung. However, the investigation revealed that he had been abused for months prior to his death.
Ulloa, of Reseda, was employed as a caregiver between February and November 2007 at the facilty that specializes in caring for Alzheimer's and other memory-impaired patients. Ulloa allegedly punched the victim and attacked him numerous times that resulted in numerous rib fractures and assorted injuries.

In addition to one count of torture, Ulloa was charged with four counts of elder abuse involving three other victims who were residents at the facility. If convicted, he's facing up to life in prison.

Estate of Denial.Com goes to Washington

EstateofDenial.com will be joining our friends at Americans for Prosperity in Washington D.C. later next week for the Defending the American Dream 2008 Summit.

The American Dream is certainly under siege by the grave robbers and asset looters discussed on this site. Horace Cooper will discuss inheritance rights as part of a panel discussion. EoD’s Lou Ann Anderson will be there promoting our web site and visiting with people regarding the growing dangers posed by Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) actions. We’ll hear from a number of fabulous speakers including Dinesh D’Souza, George Will, John Stossel, John Fund, Fred Barnes and one of our favorites, Grover Norquist. With the current economic turmoil, this will be a most interesting time to be in D.C. Stay tuned as we will be posting updates directly from the Summit.

We at E.A. wish EoD the best of luck in D.C. speaking for all of us. Let the message come through loud and clear . IRA and looting and robbing from the dead and incapacitated by those that profit from the sweat equity of others is no longer acceptable, we are on to you and we are going to hold you responsible. Now is the time for all responsible lawyers,judges,and people everywhere to defend the American Dream and bring back dignity and justice into our lives.

Every Man for Himself

European Unity Collapsing Due To Economic Issues

Germany shattered any semblance of European unity on the global credit crisis last night by announcing that it was ready to guarantee €568 billion of personal savings in domestic accounts.The move – which came as Berlin announced a new rescue package for an ailing mortgage bank – is sure to anger France, which, holding the European Union presidency, tried to create the illusion of a common front at a weekend summit in Paris. Instead, the message coming loud and clear from Berlin is that it is every man for himself. Or as President Nicolas Sarkozy would prefer not to say:sauve qui peut.

Bailout Creating a Financial Black Hole to Suck Us All In

by Bob Chapman as published in the International Forecaster

A dish of Bailout with a side of pork, shareholders vaporized by Derivatives Death-Star, We all await the financial markets implosion, No problems solved by the bailout, Stay prepared for a full shutdown of the financial system with some cash on hand, Credit default swaps unregulated point in the chain .........

Cancer a Very Lucrative Business?

With enough patients “it becomes a very lucrative system,” Mr. Phillips, a sales manager with Optivus Proton Therapy, said at the meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology held here in late last year . Referring to one proton center that treats up to 175 patients a day, he added, “You can imagine what the return on investment is on that.”

Related Articles: Investing in Treatment, With Eye on Returns

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Mr. Phillip: If by chance you happen to be one of the 2,400,000 Americans that will become new victims of cancer every year, I would like to interview you and ask you "How does it feel becoming "Very Lucrative" business?"

Can you imagine getting old and having cancer? then you would be twice as lucrative, your name might even make it on Info USA advertised lists of “Elderly Opportunity Seekers,” 3.3 million older people “looking for ways to make money,” and “Suffering Seniors,” 4.7 million people with cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. “Oldies but Goodies” contained 500,000 gamblers over 55 years old, for 8.5 cents apiece. One list said: “These people are gullible. They want to believe that their luck can change.”

What if you are old, have cancer and get Alzheimer's ? Would this list sell at premium? Story originally published on E.A here=>>


With the current financial crisis we expect Cancer to become an even more of a lucrative business for those that have that other disease "Greed".

Sunday, October 5, 2008

October Financial Tips

With all the turmoil in the market today and the collapse of Lehman Bros and acquisition of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America, this might be some good advice. For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks.

Watch for these consolidations later this year:

1. Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R. Grace Co. will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

2. Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and become: Poly, Warner Cracker.

3. 3M will merge with Goodyear and become: MMMGood.

4. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become: ZipAudiDoDa.

5. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and become: FedUP.

6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become: Fairwell Honeychild.

7. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become: PouponPants.

8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become: Knott NOW!

And finally, ...

9. Victoria's Secret and Smith & Wesson will merge under the new name: TittyTittyBangBang.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

NORTHCOM Furthers NAU Police State Agenda


by Lee rogers as printed in http://www.roguegovernment.com/

U.S. government are continuing the push for a militarized North American Union police state.

According to an announcement on U.S. Northern Command’s web site, an agreement has been signed between U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and Canada Command (CANADACOM) that allows the military from either nation to support the armed forces of the other during a civil emergency.

This agreement helps to further erode the sovereignty of both nations by allowing a foreign military to support that nation’s military during any type of civil emergency. Essentially, Canadian military forces would be allowed to support U.S. military forces during a declaration of martial law.

"U.S. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Canadian Air Force Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, commander of Canada Command, have signed a Civil Assistance Plan that allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency."

Clearly, the U.S. government is ratcheting up their plans for martial law and using the phony threat of homegrown terrorism as an excuse to implement their militarized police state agenda. The threat of martial law is finally now being reported in the establishment media. The San Francisco Chronicle recently ran a report on plans for martial law which covers important issues such as Bush’s NSPD-51 which makes the president a dictator during a catastrophic emergency, HR 1955 which classifies thought crimes as potential terrorist acts, KBR detention centers, the Military Commission Act and more. We broke the NSPD-51 and HR 1955 stories last year and both have been major topics of conversation in the alternative media for quite sometime.

There is no question that the U.S. government is preparing for martial law domestically, but the long term goal is to establish a martial law apparatus for North America. They are merely beginning the implementation of what has been announced in the Vision 2020 document. There is little question that this deal between USNORTHCOM and CANADACOM is another step towards forming a North American Union that is ruled by a militarized police state.

"Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere"

Judicial Watch Wins Lawsuit Over Secret Service

District Court Rules against Secret Service in Judicial Watch’s Lawsuit to Obtain Logs About Jack Abramoff’s White House Visits

Washington DC - October 2, 2008 - Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the U.S. Secret Service on September 30th in Judicial Watch's lawsuit to obtain visitor logs detailing corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff's visits to the White House. The Court rejected the Secret Service's motion to dismiss the lawsuit and instead ordered the agency to finish processing Judicial Watch's open records requests and provide all non-exempt records within 20 days of the court order [Judicial Watch, Inc. v The United States Secret Service, Civil Action No. 1:06CV00310].

The U.S. District Court ruled that the Secret Service had violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by not adequately searching certain White House visitor records that may contain information about Abramoff. Moreover, the Court also rejected all claims of exemption asserted by the Secret Service related to additional records uncovered by the agency subsequent to the filing of Judicial Watch's lawsuit. The Secret Service had argued these additional visitor records, called "Sensitive Security Records," were so secret that it could "neither confirm nor deny" their existence. The court rejected this argument.

"The Court finds that [The Secret Service] has not made a reasonable search and has not convincingly shown that SSRs [Sensitive Security Records] fall within the claimed exemptions," stated Judge Royce C. Lamberth in his opinion. "[The Secret Service] must move forward in full compliance with [Judicial Watch's] FOIA request."

On January 20, 2006, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request with the Secret Service seeking all White House visitor logs from January 1, 2001, reflecting the entry and exit of Abramoff from the White House: "The public deserves to know the level of contact that Mr. Abramoff had with the White House, which would be accomplished by full disclosure of the dates and times that Abramoff entered and exited the White House for policy related meetings," Judicial Watch argued in its initial FOIA request. After the Secret Service failed to respond, Judicial Watch filed lawsuits on February 22, 2006, and April 25, 2006, to force compliance. The Secret Service provided incomplete non-official records in response to a previous court order, forcing Judicial Watch to continue to battle the agency in court.

"The court has obviously had enough of the gamesmanship by the Secret Service," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We're very pleased with the court's ruling. This is a tremendous victory for transparency in government. In this case we hope the Bush administration stops trying to evade FOIA law."

KLEPTOCRACY

“If we stuck to the Constitution as
written,
we would have…”
Instead of this-

KLEPTOCRACY

They are stealing every dime we, our kids, grand- children, and our great- grandchildren can make over the next 100 years.

And they are stealing our kids to collect the “Federal Funding Streams”, which is also stolen money.

These “government and dope-raised” children the government has stolen cannot function or produce as adults, only consume.

It’s deliberate, as is the DUMBING DOWN of America, so people don’t even know their Constitutional Rights or what being an American WAS.

They are using the stolen money to destroy our families, sabotage and sell out our liberty, freedom, civilization, culture, and Sovereignty.

When will enough people get PISSED OFF enough to


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dementia Sufferers May Have a 'Duty To Die'

Elderly people suffering from dementia should consider ending their lives because they are a burden on the NHS and their families, according to the influential medical ethics expert Baroness Warnock.

By Martin Beckford Social Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 19 Sep 2008

The veteran Government adviser said pensioners in mental decline are "wasting people's lives" because of the care they require and should be allowed to opt for euthanasia even if they are not in pain.

She insisted there was "nothing wrong" with people being helped to die for the sake of their loved ones or society.

The 84-year-old added that she hoped people will soon be "licensed to put others down" if they are unable to look after themselves.

Her comments in a magazine interview have been condemned as "immoral" and "barbaric", but also sparked fears that they may find wider support because of her influence on ethical matters.
Lady Warnock, a former headmistress who went on to become Britain's leading moral philosopher, chaired a landmark Government committee in the 1980s that established the law on fertility treatment and embryo research.

A prominent supporter of euthanasia, she has previously suggested that pensioners who do not want to become a burden on their carers should be helped to die.

Last year the Mental Capacity Act came into effect that gives legal force to "living wills", so patients can appoint an "attorney" to tell doctors when their hospital food and water should be removed.

But in her latest interview, given to the Church of Scotland's magazine Life and Work, Lady Warnock goes further by claiming that dementia sufferers should consider ending their lives through euthanasia because of the strain they put on their families and public services.

Recent figures show there are 700,000 people with degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's in Britain. By 2026 experts predict there will be one million dementia sufferers in the country, costing the NHS an estimated £35billion a year.

Lady Warnock said: "If you're demented, you're wasting people's lives – your family's lives – and you're wasting the resources of the National Health Service.

"I'm absolutely, fully in agreement with the argument that if pain is insufferable, then someone should be given help to die, but I feel there's a wider argument that if somebody absolutely, desperately wants to die because they're a burden to their family, or the state, then I think they too should be allowed to die.

"Actually I've just written an article called 'A Duty to Die?' for a Norwegian periodical. I wrote it really suggesting that there's nothing wrong with feeling you ought to do so for the sake of others as well as yourself."

She went on: "If you've an advance directive, appointing someone else to act on your behalf, if you become incapacitated, then I think there is a hope that your advocate may say that you would not wish to live in this condition so please try to help her die.
"I think that's the way the future will go, putting it rather brutally, you'd be licensing people to put others down."

Her comments were criticised last night by MPs, charities and campaigners.

Neil Hunt, the chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society, said: "I am shocked and amazed that Baroness Warnock could disregard the value of the lives of people with dementia so callously.
"With the right care, a person can have good quality of life very late in to dementia. To suggest that people with dementia shouldn't be entitled to that quality of life or that they should feel that they have some sort of duty to kill themselves is nothing short of barbaric."

Nadine Dorries, the Conservative MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, said: "I believe it is extremely irresponsible and unnerving for someone in Baroness Warnock's position to put forward arguments in favour of euthanasia for those who suffer from dementia and other neurological illnesses.

"Because of her previous experiences and well-known standing on contentious moral issues, Baroness Warnock automatically gives moral authority to what are entirely immoral view points."

Phyllis Bowman, executive director of the campaign group Right to Life, added: "It sends a message to dementia sufferers that certain people think they don't count, and that they are a burden on their families. It's a pretty uncivilised society where that is the primary consideration. I worry that she will sway people who would like to get rid of the elderly."

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As more and more people compete for natural resources this practice as the recent article "Nursing Home Residents Killed Because They Are Hard to Deal With" should not take knowledable E.A. readers by surprise, the un spoken practice of euthanasia is alive and well as many of us know.
At what point is it no longer viable for the 'System' to keep these elders alive?

It is Time to bring this discussion into the open and deal with it in a non hypocritical way!

Nursing Home Residents Killed Because They Were Difficult to Deal With

submitted by Lisa of Surviving.cc

Chicago, Illinois USA

A state report issued after there were six mysterious deaths at a Chicago, Illinois nursing home shows that the deaths may not have been mercy killings. The report indicates that the nursing home residents were killed because they were too difficult to deal with. The shocking report shows that the nurse talked openly of sedating or giving overdoses of drugs to patients who were either difficult to handle or who had lived long enough. The nurse in question has been charged with criminal neglect and possession of a controlled substance and her supervisor has been also been charged. Attorney Steve Levin stated that, “Other nurses had been reproving to the administration that the nurse under investigation was acting in strange and unusual ways and the administration ignored, if no encouraged, her actions.”

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We know this is going on behind closed doors, Reporter and Radio Talk Host Janet Phelan who was forced to leave the country because she knew too much talked about it in the Probate Murders, Series we know about Dr. Robert Sarhan , and we know about Corinne Branson and about Dr. Vernon Sinn whose court sanctioned looters could not wait until he was dead to loot his Estate and countless others too many to mention all here

This practice that is swept under the carpet, this is going on under the noses of probate court and judges who look the other way or are easily mislead by greedy attorneys who twist and lie in order to line their own pockets with the sweat equity of our elders.


It is scandalous and shameful practice, however ignoring it does not make it go away, stories like these that broke the news a few days ago are rather common and EA is printing it to illustrate the depths of the depravity to which we have sunk.

Collectively we no longer have a conscience, we have court sanctioned looting of assets that have taken a lifetime to build by people who produce nothing but only take and un able to produce anything of value they loot obscene fees from the equity of others who are disabled sick or infirm without missing a beat, not even batting an eye when they convert the social security earnings of elders who depend on it for their very survival in order to justify their own legal fees.

But there is no outrage, only deafening silence, there can not be outrage from people that no longer have a conscience.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6414314