Friday, October 30, 2009

Global Jump in Swine Flu Deaths

As the Global Flu Pandemic kicks into high gear the United States has declared a state of emergency this has been downplayed or totally ignored by the mainstream news organizations . For news we have to go to sources outside the US.

Global jump in swine flu deaths

BBC News Friday, 30 October 2009

The number of swine flu deaths reported worldwide has jumped by more than 700 in a week, latest World Health Organization figures reveal.

More than 5,700 swine flu deaths were reported by 25 October, compared to nearly 5,000 the week before.

The biggest rise was in the Americas where 4,175 deaths have been reported, up 636 from the week before.

Meanwhile, Ukraine has shut all schools and banned public meetings for three weeks after its first swine flu death.

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said the measures were to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus.

Mrs Tymoshenko said there would also be restrictions on what she called non-urgent travel between different parts of Ukraine.

Cases 'unreported'

The latest WHO figures showed there had been 440,000 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus worldwide.

But the organisation said that as many countries have stopped counting individual cases, the actual number is likely to be significantly higher.

The BBC's Imogen Foulkes says the WHO has warned for months that as winter sets in, the northern hemisphere can expect swine flu cases to rise. Now that appears to be happening.

The virus emerged in Mexico in April and was declared a global flu pandemic on 11 June.

"In the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, influenza transmission continues to intensify, marking an unusually early start to winter influenza season in some countries," said the WHO's latest update.

Statistics showed fatal cases in Europe climbed to at least 281, while those in Asia-Pacific rose to 1,070.

In a separate statement, the WHO said that experts meeting this week had concluded that a single dose of swine flu vaccine was sufficient to immunise adults and children over 10.

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (Sage) said that countries that had made vaccinating children a priority could administer them a single dose to ensure that as many as possible are immunised quickly.

It said that while more data on children between six months and 10 years was needed "the priority should be to give them at least one dose of vaccine now, and to cover as many of them as possible".

President Obama's s chool age daughters have not been vaccinated against the

N1 flu virus. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk.

Avoid Flu Shots, take Vitamin D Instead
What You Were Never Told About Vaccines

New cases of swine flu jump 50%, with children under four the hardest hit

On some days last week 20 per cent of pediatric critical care beds were occupied by children with swine flu.Experts say children will be hardest hit by the second surge of the pandemic, with nearly one in three likely to catch it this winter.

AstraZeneca Profits Jump on Swine Flu Vaccine

AstraZeneca's sales and profits have increased sharply thanks to setbacks for generic rivals and the launch of a swine flu vaccine in the US.

$152m of sales from the company’s nasal-spray swine flu vaccine. In the key US market, this helped to drive a 14pc growth in sales. “Business performance in the context of tough global economic conditions has been better than we anticipated .

“As expected, this trend has continued in the third quarter, including an uplift from initial sales of H1N1 influenza vaccine.”

Overall, the company is expecting $453m of sales from the swine flu vaccine, which has only been approved in the US.

Could the ‘Swine Flu Emergency’ be a Prelude to Martial Law?

Last Saturday October 24th 2009 we reported that Obama Declared a H1Ni National Emergency

A fact that has been hush, hushed by the media is that under the powers designated by the Emergency Powers Statutes and by his declaration, Hussein Obama gave himself the authority to institute martial law, seize property, control all communication (INTERNET TOO!) and restrict travel in any area he may choose.

As noted the article , Seizing Power On The Weekend, it is interesting to note that whenever the government decides on a potentially unpopular move, it is done late on Friday so that normal news cycles can be avoided. That Obama did this on a Friday night and did not announce it until the following day, a Saturday a fact that was mostly ignored by the news media shows the masterful art of media manipulation is alive and well.

On April 26, 2009 Obama released some 50 million courses of Tamiflu, The Pentagon has allotted 7 million of the courses for military personnel. Tamiflu, which is developed by Gilead Sciences of California and is manufactured & marketed by La Roche Pharmaceuticals of Switzerland, has deep US government ties and to the Pentagon in particular.

Gilead stand much to gain through Project Bioshield Act of 2004, which authorized US Homeland Security to make anti-virus vaccines available. In 2004, that the patent for Tamiflu was procured by Gilead and then licensed to Roche in 2005. Now Obama is in talks with Roche to increase production.

On October 16, 2009, Goldman Sachs announced that it had quadrupled its profits in the third quarter compared with last year, driven by strong returns on its own corporate investments.

Then on October 20, 2009, Gilead Sciences reported that quarterly profits rose 36 percent on increased royalties of Tamiflu as agreed with Roche at 10% of sales. What then could there be a connection between the two announcements?


For the first time in the history of the peacetime military establishment and by an Executive Directive, the US Northern Command based 80,000 active troops recalled from the Iraq war to “help with crowd control due to a biological emergency.”

Then in June 2009, the Northern Command distributed their Legislative Proposal for Activation of Federal Reserve Forces for Disasters which would authorize the Defense Secretary to order Military Reserves into service for a major emergency.

On July 29, 2009, the Pentagon announced that it was preparing to “make troops available to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tackle a potential outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall.” This “fall?” What did the Pentagon know that we didn’t know? Ask their puppet, Barack Hussein Obama.

On August 12, 2009, Secretary Robert Gates asked Congress to grant him authority to post 400,000 military personnel throughout the US in times of “emergency.”

On August 13, 2009, the National Guard began practice drills of mock takeovers of public schools in the event of an “H1N1 riot.” What kind of riot could arise out of a flu that has only killed 1,000 worldwide?

The CDC, in response to Obama’s request in mid August 2009, finalized quarantine regulations that provides for quarantining those “suspected” of having swine flu or other illnesses listed in an executive order. This means that Hussein Obama can quarantine *anyone* he determines to be a political enemy infected.

These new regulations even permit “provisional” quarantine of persons not actually carrying any virus. In one section, the regulations empower the president to quarantine anyone who does not agree to be vaccinated.

In other words, the SWINE FLU, that is, the MILITARY COMPLEX, brought to you by Barack Hussein Obama, could be coming to a military theatre near you…

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Please Help Make America Safe for Our elders : Act Now!

Dear (Your Representative's name here),

I and other concerned citizens are writing to our representatives and leaders to ask for your support to help confront a national epidemic of elder abuse and financial exploitation against some of our most vulnerable citizens and to address problems in adult guardianships that provides an opportunity for abuse and exploitation.

"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of their life, the children; those who are in the twilight of their life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped." (Hubert Humphrey) How will we be measured if we cannot do more to protect our elderly and vulnerable citizens?

Too often our Judicial System and Protective Agencies established to protect victims of abuse fail to do so and cases have been known to be passed off to the guardianship and/or conservatorship systems in Probate or similar Courts instead of being dealt with.

We expect to hear from some of our leaders that this is only a State Issue and that it is not a National Issue. We do not agree. While this may be a system that is originating in part in our State Courts and agencies it is affecting citizens in every single State in our nation and is using up Federal Taxpayer Dollars. So we are of the opinion that this problem must be dealt with swiftly and forcefully with an arm of justice and with legislation and reform that had a nationwide reach and that has jurisdiction over Civil, Constitutional and Human Rights Issues. Thus, we call for NATIONAL REFORM and the Change our administration promised the American People when it said "we will work to END the abuse of the elderly". Abuse in Guardianships and Conservatorships is abuse and exploitation of the elderly and in many cases it is abuse and exploitation of their family members and loved ones as well.

In guardianships professional guardians (many of whom are predatory in their case acquisition and retention) take control of a person's life leaving victims and their families, who desire alternative family-based solutions, at either the mercy of a fee-for-service professional or faced with the exorbitant financial and emotional cost of a legal battle. Willing and capable family members are often removed from consideration due to unproven accusations, innuendos and insinuations. These calculated strategies are designed and used to denigrate and deny family guardianships in lieu of the "professionals" seeking to profiteer from an elderly person's loss of liberty and rights.

Instead of objective due diligence, subjective attorney input is a routine criteria used by judges in guardianships to appoint a stranger to take control of an elderly person's life - of course, at the expense of that elderly person. Family members quickly learn not to speak out for fear of losing the right to even visit their loved one when they are most vulnerable.

Citizens declared "incapacitated" in this living probate system can lose all of their civil rights and liberties and end up with less rights than death row prisoners. Health Care Agents or fiduciaries designated by an elderly person in documents they have prepared are often cast aside or simply ignored and cases exist where Living trusts and similar instruments, once thought impenetrable, are broken making room for the fee-for-service professionals / attorneys in a system with little if any checks and balances.

There appears to be too little concern about the high cost of guardianship to a ward. Cases exist in which an elderly individual with significant assets appears to have been targeted for guardianship based primarily on their ability to pay. After all, when the money runs out, the American Taxpayers will pick up the tab for Medicaid, Social Security dollars and other applicable tax-payer funded programs.

Most family and friends find fighting for their loved one cost prohibitive and those who do try end up in a legal battle becomes a prolonged life-altering ordeal expensive on both financial and emotional fronts usually ending only when one side's money runs out.

There seem to be separate rules for private citizen guardians and Professional fee-for-service guardians. Private guardians usually cannot withdraw from a guardianship appointment, many Courts require a family member to hire an attorney even when a ward has no money and getting insurance and getting bonded can be costly if possible at all. In recent cases attorneys have been know to come after the personal assets of a family guardian for payment of their fees after the ward's money runs out contrary to Guardianship Protection Statutes. This adds further emotional and financial cost of lending a helping hand to a loved one in need.

Guardianship cases can be hostile and torturous for family and friends, they can result in abuse of an elderly victim and all too often becomes home to unscrupulous attorneys, unethical individuals or professional guardians and uncaring judges.

There is absolutely no excuse (regardless of how or why a guardianship petition is filed for it to take a battery of lawyers and guardians (all paid from the estate of the ward) and months if not years for a guardianship matter to be resolved. Sometimes it seems the number of fee-for-service professionals involved is directly proportional to the value of an incapacitated person' estate. One only need to look at prominent cases like the Astor case in New York, the Glasser case, the Anna Nicholes case, the Judge Philipps case and many other cases to draw this conclusion.

This country was based in part on the concepts of individual liberty and property rights. Guardianships can destroy not only these freedoms, but also the spirit in which they were established. For all of these reasons and more we need :

A Family Members' Bill of Rights ensuring family members a "seat at the table" and a voice for their loved ones as they age and become vulnerable.

- A functional, federally-based guardianship system that includes national oversight, legislation and accountability with proper checks and balances.

- National reform that ensures justice and reduces the cost of giving a "helping hand" to family, friend or neighbor.

Legislation is presently before the House or the Senate that will address ;many of the problems with Elder Abuse and Victimization. These Bills include:

The Elder Abuse Victims Act - H.R. 448
The Elder Justice Act - S.795 and H.R. 2006 and
The Community Choice Act - S.683 or H.R. 1670

We ask you to not only Support this legislation but also to recognize that amendment's or additional legislation is needed to :

1) INSIST ON - Accountability and reform of failing Adult Protective Agencies before they get more funding and send more people into guardianship courts where they can be exploited and abused.

2) INSIST ON - A National investigation of the state conservatorship and guardianship laws analyzing their effectiveness and failures in a comprehensive study that includes input from victims and family members. Insist that this study result in legislative reform driven by the people, for the people and not driven only by the stakeholders.

3) INSIST ON - GUARDIANSHIPS THAT PUT FAMILY FIRST IN LINE AS GUARDIANS- and that EVERY STATE have a mandate in their guardianship statutes clearly stating that when family and friends are willing and able to help a loved one and when there is no legal basis (documented and proven on the record which the family member can defend against) for denying them the opportunity to do so that a person in need shall NEVER be declared incapacitated and forced into guardianship. If safeguards are needed, institute the safeguards but don't take away these dear people's rights and further perpetrate their destruction by taking them from their families.

4) INSIST ON - A support system that encourages and helps the elderly stay in their homes with loved ones, that keeps families connected and that supports the family petitioner and guardian with proper legal and educational support.

If we do not do something today to stop this travesty in America then tomorrow when we are old and weak, we will reap the benefits of our inaction when any one of us could become a victim of this national shame.


You can reach the sponsor of this petition by email at

Elder abuse and elder financial abuse is the scourge of the 21st century and it MUST be gotten under control! Abuse by elders by the same people that are supposed to be taking care of them is despicable crime and it must be treated as such.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Protect Yourself From Greedy Children

Letters To Editor : Can You Help ?

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:18 AM
Subject: Question , Ray

My sister was a victim of abuse from a family member, as the lady in this account was.

The difference is that my sister passed, under questionable circumstances.
The family tried to stop cremation so that we could determine cause of death. This was not done, even though the Medical Examiners office was notified.

My sister's valuable accounts and property was pillaged by her daughter, and nothing has been done. We determine between 150 thousand to 250 thousand dollars in money, collectibles, jewelry, and property wellness equipment.

The Miami police was called on approximately, Oct. 30 ,2008 to check on the well being of my sister.

Now , no police report is on the record of being called to xxx Street, Miami, Florida Florida Public Vital Record 35274130

If you can or will help, please do so.
Thank you,
M.L. Gentry

Dear M.L. Genry

We are quite aware of the corruption that is rampant in Florida and that is why we have asked Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to ask his state’s Supreme Court to empanel a grand jury to investigate public corruption throughout the state, we hear of many cases like yours involving Florida residents whose liberty and property is under attack through probate actions demonstrate why people in the “Sunshine State” as well as across this country are increasingly losing faith in government systems and those drawn to public service.

"These cases help explain why Floridians believe their government lacks integrity. If truly intent on reform, Crist’s public corruption grand jury will have a real opportunity. If this instead is a effort for show rather than substance, the erosion of individual and property rights will continue."LouAnnAnderson

What concerns us the most is the ease with which family members in Florida are granted 'family immunity' and are free to so as the please and are not held to the standards of exploitation and abuse in order to protect our elders

All that I can do is to call attention to the problem that you and many like you continue to experience, problems which are akin to being victimized by organized crime and people like your sister do not deserve to experience in the twilight of their years.

Please forward this to:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Other Elder Related News

Guilty Plea for Real Estate Agent Charged with Fraud

PHOENIX - A 46-year-old former real estate agent who prosecutors say took advantage of a vulnerable elderly Tucson resident entered a guilty plea Tuesday.

Ammar Dean Halloum, of Phoenix, pleaded guilty to one count of theft/financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and one count of fraudulent schemes and artifices.

Halloum also agreed to pay over $200,000 in restitution to the victim and $30,000 for prosecution costs.

Halloum admitted that while he was working as a licensed real estate agent, he misrepresented himself to gain a title to a Gilbert home. The homeowner, an elderly victim suffering from dementia, was living in a nursing home when the papers were signed.

Halloum then flipped the property and kept the profit.

An investigation from the Elder Abuse Task Force led to Halloum's indictment. His license has since been revoked.

Halloum will face sentencing on Dec. 1 in Pima County Superior Court.


Man Steals Blind Grandmother Blind

By Sandra Yi filed October 27th, 2009 @ 3:50pm on 5KSL TV

SANDY -- Prosecutors have charged a man accused of stealing $70,000 from his blind grandmother. When he was confronted by a relative, the man allegedly admitted to taking the money to support a drug habit.

Last week, prosecutors charged 42-year-old David Simonich with multiple felonies, including exploitation of a disabled or elder adult and forgery.

According to charging documents, Simonich began helping his grandmother, whose address lived in an assisted living center in Sandy. He was allegedly helping her pay bills and gained access to her account information.

Simonich's mother, who has power of attorney over the grandmother's banking accounts, noticed numerous fraudulent withdrawals from online banking services. The investigation showed that between June of last year and July of this year, $70,000 had been stolen.

"It's a very sad case. This is an 86-year-old woman who obviously needs assistance with day-to-day living, and she was relying on her family. She was relying on the people she should have been most able to trust out of anyone else in the world," said Alicia Cook, spokeswoman for the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.

Cook said prosecutors are seeing more cases of elder abuse, partly because there's more awareness about the issue and more people are reporting the crime.

The crime is a serious offense. In Simonich's case, if convicted, he could spend up to 40 years in prison.

KSL News went to Simonich's home in Sandy, but no one answered the door. His next court appearance is set for Nov. 16.


Stealing from an incapacitated elder is the lowest excuse for a human being, the story line that they are old and don't need the money is no longer a valid excuse, or as in my family's case
that if they don't do it somebody else will is a sign of sick individuals that should be put behind bars to make sure that other elders are safe from these sick predators.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Newborn Taken From Mother's Arms Without a Hearing Crime - Mother too Fat

Seven children, including a newborn baby, have been taken from their overweight parents and put into care because of concerns over their welfare.

The family from Dundee, Scotland was split up by social workers following a meeting of the city's Children's Panel.

The youngsters include a girl born earlier this week at the city's Ninewells Hospital and taken from the arms of her 322-pound mother shortly afterwards.

The 40-year-old woman and her 53-year-old husband, who weighs around 252-pound, have not been named to protect the identity of their children.

Two of their kids, ages 3 and 4, were taken into care earlier this year.

Now the other five, including the newborn and a 13-year-old boy who is said to weigh 224-pounds, have been taken from their parents.

The local authority insisted it was not its policy to remove children from their family home solely on the basis of weight problems.

But the family's attorney Kathleen Price has previously claimed obesity was the main reason for the children being taken from their parents.

She said the couple had not been given a fair hearing and had been "victimized."

Click here to read more on this story from Sky News.

Related: US Nanny State Knows Best

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Obama Video:Pres. Obama Declares H1N1 A National Emergency

by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer Philip Elliott, Associated Press Writer – Sat Oct 24, 7:52 pm ET

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients.

The declaration, signed Friday night and announced Saturday, comes with the disease more prevalent than ever in the country and production delays undercutting the government's initial, optimistic estimates that as many as 120 million doses of the vaccine could be available by mid-October.

The national emergency declaration was the second of two steps needed to give Sebelius extraordinary powers during a crisis.

"As a nation, we have prepared at all levels of government, and as individuals and communities, taking unprecedented steps to counter the emerging pandemic," Obama wrote in Saturday's declaration.

He said the pandemic keeps evolving, the rates of illness are rising rapidly in many areas and there's a potential "to overburden health care resources."

The Kidds are home!

24 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

The Kidds are home! This afternoon even brought a brief telephone visit with Michael Kidd to wish he and Eugenia well as they acclimate back to life outside a nursing home. We’ll have an piece on the Kidds’ release posted tomorrow afternoon. Meanwhile, more on the Kidds’ case can be accessed at Save the Kidds (link also available on the EoD Links and Sources page).

Congratulations to all who helped make this happen!
DALLAS - It’s an emotional and long awaited homecoming for an elderly Richardson couple whose battle with the state for their freedom triggered a FOX 4 Investigation. Michael and Eugenia Kidd say the State of Texas has held them captive in a nursing home for months. But after a court ruling today the Kidds are finally saying “home sweet home.”

They were all smiles as they walked up to the door of their house. It has been almost a year since the Kidds have been home. “It’s a relief, I can tell you that,” said Michael Kidd. Within minutes Michael was at his piano, one of his greatest sources of joy. But Michael admits, he’s a bit rusty.

FOX 4 reported how the Kidds were sent to the Countryside Nursing Home against their will. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services argued the Richardson couple was incapacitated and unable to care for themselves after Michael broke his hip and required surgery. Eugenia suffers from memory loss.

This morning, the Kidds appeared in Collin County probate court before Judge Weldon Copelend. Only this time, they had two attorneys on their side arguing that they should be allowed to go home. A new psychiatric evaluation shows Michael has the ability to make decisions for himself and his wife Eugenia doesn’t need guardianship.

“Our position is that the guardianship of the person should be lifted in regards to both Mr. and Mrs. Kidd,” attorney Ad Litem, Melinda Hartnett explained to the judge. The state’s attorney didn’t oppose and Judge Copeland was quick to rule in their favor this time. “We expected them to be able to go home and the doctor’s report was pretty clear that is what should happen and I think everyone realized that,” said the Kidds’ pro bono attorney, Tim Taylor.

Community activist Russell Fish jumped on board when he heard about the Kidds’ story. He started a Web site for the Kidds and has organized volunteers to help. He says there is still a lot of work to do because the state has destroyed the Kidds’ finances. “We need to clean that up. Their credit is destroyed. Their house went in to foreclosure. They had their car repossessed. These are people who had done all the right things,” said Fish. “They just made the mistake of getting old.”

For the Kidds, after the initial excitement of coming home, the reality started setting in. Michael noticed strange smells, likely from the mold and food that had been rotting in their refrigerator. The heat wasn’t working so a technician had to be called-out. No one had been taking care of their house. The phone and cable television are not connected yet. While they’re happy to be home, they’re also angry.

“I’m really infuriated by the way it all came about,” Michael Kidd told FOX 4. “At our age, when we were retired and enjoying our retirement, and suddenly snatch a year out of our lives…for what reason? There are criminals out there that get less time in jail,” Kidd continued.

The Kidds know there is a long road ahead. They still don’t have a detailed accounting of what happened to their money. They wonder how they’ll manage. But for now all Eugenia can think about is taking a long, hot bath in the privacy of her own home. And Michael wants to get back to the life he was living before it got turned upside down.

FOX 4 still has plenty of questions about this case and what happened to the Kidds’ money. We’ll have more on this story in coming days.


Media Coverage Stirs Action in Kidd's Case

Elders Are being Stripped of their Civil Rights in Record Numbers Across the Land

Friday, October 23, 2009

As Scott’s Licensing Hearing Resumes, Conservatee Dies under 'Curious' Circumstances

By Janet C. Phelan AS published San Bernandino County Sentinel on 10-23-2009

San Bernandino County,California

On the eve of a hearing to determine whether conservator Melodie Scott will be granted a license, one of her conservatees has died under curious circumstances.
De’Wayne Cory, age 40, died of a sudden massive coronary on October 19. Sources close to Melodie Scott state that Cory was rushed to the San Antonio Hospital early Monday morning, where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Cory became a quadriplegic following an accident a number of years ago. He received a multi-million dollar award from a subsequent lawsuit.

Melodie Scott, who is president of C.A.R.E., Inc. in Redlands, petitioned for conservatorship of estate and took control of his finances in 2008. Cory’s mother, Betty, was conservator of person.
According to sources close to the family, Cory was reportedly feeling fine early Monday morning. The caregiver, Willy, who had been hired by Scott to care for Cory, arrived at the house around 8 a.m .to help Cory out of bed. Soon after, Cory began feeling ill, complaining of chest pains. Betty Cory, who has lived with her son since he became disabled, called 911.

The caregiver, who reportedly is not CNA certified nor has first aid training, began thumping on Cory’s chest.Cory was taken by ambulance to San Antonio Hospital in Upland where he died around 10 a.m. Initially, sources close to Betty Cory affirmed that an autopsy had been ordered. This was later reversed on medical advice, as was the request that a toxicology exam be ordered.

In the October 16 edition of the Sentinel, questions were raised as to some of Scott’s actions as Cory’s conservator. Scott’s attorney, J. David Horspool, did not respond to phone calls from the SenFreetinel questioning why the highest bid on a pool for Cory was granted and more reasonable bids ignored. Questions have been raised as to whether or not Scott had a personal relationship with the pool contractor, Kirk Gillette. Other questions concerning financial decisions made by Scott in the course of the Cory conservatorship have recently been raised as well, such as the hours billed by the caregiver which may be in excess of the hours worked. Other questions have surfaced regarding a five thousand dollar remodel bill on a motorized wheelchair used by Cory. In addition, questions have arisen as to why Melodie Scott was represented in conservatorshp proceedings by more than one attorney, thus apparently doubling the legal fees for the disabled man.

Sources close to Betty Cory have raised concerns about why a registered nurse was not hired to care for Cory. According to these sources, the caregiver refused to employ the lift to place De’Wayne Cory into the bathtub or wheel him into the disabled access shower.
In the week prior to Cory’s death, the Sentinel had received reports that Betty Cory had become disillusioned with Melodie Scott’s actions as conservator of estate and was planning on having her replaced.

As Cory has died under conservatorship with Scott, it is likely that she will execute his estate.
Calls from the Sentinel to Scott and her attorney did not elicit a response.

Previous questions have been raised concerning deaths of Scott conservatees, including Elizabeth Fairbanks, Stevie Price, Doris Baker, Freeland Allison, and Ann Cole.
At press time, the licensing hearings for Scott were still under way in Oakland Administrative Court. Her chief counsel, J. David Horspool, faces sanctioning hearings in Riverside Superior Court on Friday, October 23, for a failure to appear at a hearing where Scott is being sued.

Has the American Family Court System Become Totalitarian?

posted by Erik @ 10:30

Has the American Family Court System Become Totalitarian? asks , as the founder and president of the Ruth Institute (a project of the National Organization for Marriage) reviews the books of Alec Baldwin and Stephen Baskerville.
Easy divorce opens the door for an unprecedented amount of government intrusion into ordinary people's lives. This unacknowledged reality is the subject of Taken Into Custody, by Stephen Baskerville. With penetrating insight, the political scientist exposes the truly breathtaking consequences of no-fault divorce for the expansion of state power and the decline of personal autonomy.

First, no-fault divorce frequently means unilateral divorce: one party wants a divorce against the wishes of the other, who wants to stay married. Kim Basinger dumped Baldwin for no particular reason, unleashed the power of the Los Angeles Family Court system to inflict pain on him and, in the process, inflicted untold damage on their child. Second, the fact that one party wants to remain married means that the divorce has to be enforced. Baldwin wanted to stay married and to continue to be a husband and father. Yet, the coercive and intrusive machinery of the state must be wheeled into action to separate the reluctantly divorced party from the joint assets of the marriage, typically the home and the children.

Third, enforcing the divorce means an unprecedented blurring of the boundaries between public and private life. People under the jurisdiction of family courts can have virtually all of their private lives subject to its scrutiny. If the courts are influenced by feminist ideology, that ideology can extend its reach into every bedroom and kitchen in America. Baldwin ran the gauntlet of divorce industry professionals who have been deeply influenced by the feminist presumptions that the man is always at fault and the woman is always a victim. Thus, the social experiment of no-fault divorce, which most Americans thought was supposed to increase personal liberty, has had the consequence of empowering the state.


Corrupt Judges Beware of : Scamraiders

News from Scamraiders
Scamraiders Founder Jim Couri has released a video address on court corruption in New York and across the country and how it affects everyone’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Couri, a $1 per year consultant to, has released a video message on his extensive experience with corruption in the New York Court System. Couri compares these corrupt justices to hit men, as they adversely affect the lives of all of us, stating “these justices have been compromised”

This powerful message is meant as a warning to all those who, as part of their daily lives, enter a courtroom — to beware and be wary of these charlatans. Couri also cautions about the plethora of corrupt lawyers that feed the cancer of corruption in the court system.

The full video message can be viewed in its entirety on or

Scamraiders is also please to announce a soon-to-be-published book — “Conspiracy at 60 Centre: A Stacked Deck at the Courthouse” The book will be an expose and reference regarding corruption in New York courts, spanning the last 60 years, a fact-filled manual of how-to and what-to look for in all issues involving corrupt lawyers and the courts they contaminate. This book will be a fascinating expose — names will be named wherever documentary evidence has been established to expose the wrongdoing by the wrong doers.

Scamraiders is also pleased to announce a weekly Internet radio show, focusing on all types of scams, swindles and corruption. Anyone can call in and interact with Scamraiders, ask questions and hopefully get advice on how to solve some of these problems. More information about Scamraiders on the Radio is coming soon.

Contact Information:
Jim Couri, Founder

FL Probate Cases Part of State Public Corruption Problem

by Lou Ann Anderson

While Florida Gov. Charlie Crist may have just asked his state’s Supreme Court to empanel a grand jury to investigate public corruption throughout the state, two cases involving Florida residents whose liberty and property is under attack through probate actions demonstrate why people in the “Sunshine State” as well as across this country are increasingly losing faith in government systems and those drawn to public service.

Read more here.

While Florida Gov. Charlie Crist may have just asked his state’s Supreme Court to empanel a grand jury to investigate public corruption throughout the state, two cases involving Florida residents whose liberty and property is under attack through probate actions demonstrate why people in the “Sunshine State” as well as across this country are increasingly losing faith in government systems and those drawn to public service.

A Florida woman recently sent a letter to Gov. Crist asking for a revision in how courts handle guardianship cases. “No one is monitoring the judge, the guardian and their attorneys. It has become a scandal of momentous proportions,” she said and then provided a synopsis of events surrounding her long-term companion being declared incapacitated and placed under a guardianship due to actions initiated by out-of-state relatives who had been estranged from the now-ward for years.

She concluded her letter with:

There is no system in place to “guard” the guardian, her attorney or the courts. These positions all support one another by financial gain. The guardian and her attorney only have to give an annual report. This is not questioned by the attorneys or the courts because they are receiving compensation too. This system needs to be changed! There should be an outside agency who checks on these positions to make sure they are honest and above board. Someone should make sure that what they are doing is in the best interest of the ward. Then someone should make sure that they are not overcharging for services rendered. Please work to change abusive guardianship.

Truth is, the governor and his staff know these situations occur as do elected officials in every other state. They also likely know many of the perpetrators as belong to the same professional associations, civic organizations and move in similar political circles. And instead of candidly acknowledging the issue of abusive guardianships or the systemic problems surrounding probate issues, Dustin Fusillo of the Office of Citizen Services replied as follows:

Thank you for contacting Governor Charlie Crist. The Governor is sorry to learn you are dissatisfied with the decision of a Florida judge and asked me to respond on his behalf.

Dissatisfied? While a bit tepid, that perhaps could describe the suspension of a law-abiding citizen’s individual liberty and government-sanctioned confiscation of his property. Fusillo then provided contact information for reporting judicial misconduct to the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) and filing attorney complaints with the Florida Bar. Some observers view Crist’s public corruption crusade as a tactic to create a “law and order” image in support of his current U.S. Senate campaign. With that, one might think that the office of a real reformer would offer more than a form letter directing an aggrieved citizen to entities viewed by many as compromised and engaged in questionable conduct - conduct that is the impetus for the newly-announced state corruption investigations.

These cases help explain why Floridians believe their government lacks integrity. This weaponization of the legal system is additional cause for concern. If truly intent on reform, Crist’s public corruption grand jury will have a real opportunity. If this instead is a effort for show rather than substance, the erosion of individual and property rights will continue.

It happens every day, but it’s nonetheless disheartening when taxpayers attempt delivering a good faith message of needed reform and are met with alleged reformers providing a canned response that treats shifting a problem to a source of the problem as an effective response. And the plight of Barbara Kasler paints an even more ominous picture of what happens when the public is short-changed by alleged governmental safeguards, is left with only a civil remedy and dares to pursue it.

Probate corruption and estate abuse are growing problems. It doesn’t just happen in Florida. It’s happening everywhere and you could be next.

Lou Ann Anderson is an advocate working to create awareness regarding the Texas probate system and its surrounding culture. She is the Online Producer at and a Policy Advisor with Americans for Prosperity – Texas Foundation. Lou Ann may be contacted at

Monday, October 19, 2009

Judicial Terrorism and Looting Widespread and Out of Control

by Vincent Paul Zecchino Oct 18, 2009


Common elements in all these stories, ours included, are that rightful family are kept away by means of false defamatory accusations made against them by nursing home thugs and the sham 'victim advocates' and socialist workers who loot estates in collusion with judges and lawyers.
Threats of physical and court retribution, which we call al Judicial Terrorism , are standard procedure.

In our case, we knew something was wrong in our family but we didn't know exactly what. We distanced ourselves from persons we identified as problematic. We didn't ask for any money nor did we want any. We wanted to be left alone. But those who were surreptitiously looting the estate followed and intruded into our lives.

For that, for their Judicial Terrorism, for the fact that this is what they do to many other people, we're pleased to publicly expose them at every turn until they either go to prison, quit their sleazebag racket, or get off the planet.

Until then, George Allen Wilson, II of Naples, FL, and 'dirty divorce lawyer, Mark V. Silverio of Miami and Naples will be the subjects of many postings which detail how they loot families and violate our rights for fun and profit.

Be afraid? To blazes with them and their kangaroo courts and nancy-boy writs.
They need to learn fear. Fear of public exposure as the human predators which clearly they are. There's more of us than there are of them.Our influence counts.Let's use it.

We've not only seen this before, we've lived it and will continue to do so.
I would very much appreciate hearing from anyone who has been banned either by malicious court order on false pretenses, or merely by pressure exerted in the right places.
In our case, the issue is clear. Thugs misused the courts to deny us any benefit of a Living Trust of which I am sole beneficiary. They looted the trust and instigated quite a bit of nasty litigation against us.

This left my late mother murdered, and my wife and I determined to expose the criminals in suits responsible for this outrage until justice is served.

My father is one hundred years old. He is completely under the control of lawyers and their leech/surrogates who've drained off the estate and denied us all rights. They have him nicely set up at The Moorings in Naples.

Until these people either go to prison or quit what they do, we will expose them.
We were told long ago by credible entities to not sue the estate when he dies as 'that would guarantee physical retribution against' us.

Sound familiar? I've files filled with evidence which should sound most familiar to many, from the looks of this thread, and I'll gladly share them until these termites are demolished.

Paul Vincent Zecchino

Marco Island Blog

Related: How Can We Allow This to Happen to Us?

MR.Paul Vincent Zecchino, glad you spoke up , I know that we are everywhere but thanks to the Internet and to blogs posts like these we are able to find out about each other and we come from every city from Key West, to L.A. from Naples to New York and everywhere in between but they can't kept us segregated anymore!

Paul we are talking about the most heinous crimes against humanity that you can imagine, separating elderly defenseless people without due process, you don't need to be a psychologist to know that when a couple has been together that long to separate them is a death sentence. This is how the late Dr. A.J.Fernandez M.D. a long time resident from Key West , Florida died.

They physically separated him from his wife for purely financial reasons after 58 years together leading my father to go on a hunger strike and consequently to his death.

WE all talk about freedom, yet when illegal separation of older people with NO legal baseThe stripping of all civil rights,and the forced confinement and chemically restraining them.The Involuntary Redistribution of Assets(IRA) . Call by its real name government sanctioned "PROPERTY CONFISCATION" To speak up 'would guarantee physical retribution against' us. Since when is retribution to be expected to denounce evil ?

Paul this is about as serious as heinous is ever going to get! With the exception of medical engineering, the Germans took it a step further, we are only as far as stripping them of their wealth,destroying the credibility of any family that might expose the crime, Paul we have been chosen to give others a revealing glimpse of the subtle and not-so-subtle ways vulnerable patients are pressured into euthanasia and then after the wealth has been confiscated denying the family closure of knowing why or how they died!

These people have it down to a science they are so smooth that most people in here don't even have a clue what is being done to them until after it has been done! this hardly illicit a yawn from many who thinks that the murder,pillaging,confiscation,torture of old people, just because they can, merits even a passing mention......just because it hasn't been done to them, then it must not be happening, thousands of us from all walks of life must just be having this horribly nightmare from which we just can't wake up!

Paul we must stick together or hang together,lets warn the others before it's too late....

The words of Pastor Martin Niemoller, 1945 are prophetic and ring true like never before!

"In Germany, they first came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me—and by that time no one was left to speak up.”—Pastor Martin Niemoller, 1945

Las Vegas Nevada speaks "Up Legalizing Criminal Conduct Under The Guise of Protection."

by Rudy LasVegas,Nevada

The words, "imprisonment," "stealing," "perjury," "crimes," I am told, are "inappropriate" and false in reference to court appointed guardians, conservators, and trustees and their lawyers because these credentialed individuals working in syndicate are above the law, they cannot commit crimes, because they are court appointed.

When the government of this, or any country, makes laws to make crimes against the elderly and their children legal and put people in power over other people and rights cease to exist for these people and their families what is that called?

What words are "appropriate?"

Crying is appropriate. When shall we stop crying and start to talk?

And when we start to talk what are we allowed to say? In our speech shall we just ask questions?

Where did our freedom of speech go? Where did our homes go? Where did our parents go? Where did our inheritances go? Where will we go to find another home? Where will we find another mother, another father?

When our ancestors asked these questions their answer was to come to America.

I do not want to later say that because we were afraid to present our pain and our outrage, because this would alienate the powers that be in America, that we did not bring to those powers the knowledge they are not "helping," they are hurting their citizens and the fact that this country is on a very dangerous course in legalizing criminal conduct under the guise of protection.

Melodie Scott : Who is Watching the Guardians?

October 16, 2009

Special to the San Bernardino County Sentinel

by Janet Phelan

As the October 20th date of her licensing hearings looms, new allegations have surfaced concerning professional misconduct by conservator/fiduciary Melodie Scott.

Scott is president of C.A.R.E., Inc, a Redlands firm offering conservatorships, trusteeships and other services for the elderly. She was denied her professional license in August of 2008, when the newly created Professional Fiduciary Bureau began reviewing requests for licenses. The Professional Fiduciary Bureau was created by an act of the California Legislature in 2006, following a maelstrom of protest generated by a series in the Los Angeles Times, entitled “Guardians for Profit-When a Family matter becomes a business.” The series exposed questionable financial practices and outright abuse in the practice of a number of professional conservators. Melodie Scott was featured in the kick-off article, which was published in November of 2005. The California Legislature subsequently passed the Omnibus Conservatorship Reform Act of 2006, which created the Professional Fiduciary Bureau, mandated with the task of licensing the previously unregulated conservators and fiduciaries.

Black's law dictionary defines a conservator as a protector or guardian. Conservatorships are generally initiated through court proceedings when there are allegations that an individual lacks the competency to handle his or her own affairs. There are two types of conservatorships in the state of California—conservatorship of person and conservatorship of estate. A conservatorship of person allows the conservator to make personal decisions for the alleged incapacitated person, including whether or not the conservatee will be allowed to marry, where he or she will reside or whether the alleged incapacitated person will even be permitted to see family members and friends. At the initiation of a conservatorship of estate, all assets are transferred into the control of the conservator, including bank accounts and property, which may then be sold without the permission of the conservatee. In many cases the court will approve both types of conservatorships upon initial hearing.

Melodie Scott has been removed from most of her cases since her failure to achieve licensure. She has appealed the decision and the hearings, which have been ongoing since May, will resume on October 20th in Oakland Administrative Court.

However, new allegations have arisen concerning her recent actions . A protest was recently filed in San Bernardino Court referencing her taking sixty thousand dollars out of a conservatee's account following her resignation from the case. Scott Viracola was under a conservatorship with Melodie Scott until she was replaced by another conservator on July 13, 2009. On August 12, 2009, almost a full month following her removal, Melodie Scott withdrew $60,000 from Viracola's trust account. The disabled man was left with a little over five thousand dollars in his trust. According to Viracola's wife, Gina Rilke, Scott returned the sixty thousand dollars last week as well as another fifteen thousand apparently taken under questionable circumstances after the new trustee, Lee Ann Hickman, filed papers attempting to retrieve the money.

Calls to Scott's attorneys on this matter, Bryan Hartnell and Jack Osborne, were not returned.

Over a year after her license was denied, Scott is still conservator over De'Wayne Cory. Allegations have surfaced concerning questions over a pool that Scott decided should be built for Cory, who is physically disabled. While a bid as low as $133,000 was tendered, Scott decided to go with the high bid of $185,0000, which was approved by Judge Welch (see September 11, 2009 Sentinel article on Welch). Sources close to Scott have suggested that Scott, who is divorced, has had a personal relationship with the winning bidder, Kirk Gillette. While work on the pool began in July, it slowed to a complete stop in late August. Gillette was contacted by the Sentinel but refused to answer any questions. Scott's attorney of record, J. David Horspool, could be reached for comment. John Thomas, at Rancho Cucamonga Building Inspection, did not return calls from the Sentinel inquiring as to the Cory pool.

In Riverside court a tort claim has been filed naming Scott and her attorney, J. David Horspool, claiming multiple acts of financial misconduct and elder abuse. Legal papers filed recently in this case alleged that felonies were committed by Scott and Horspool in the matter of the conservatorship. Neither Scott nor Horspool appeared at the court date, which was scheduled for 8:30 am on October 8.

Deputy Attorney General Jonathan Cooper is representing the State Fiduciary Bureau in the action against Scott. While Cooper is reportedly dissuading people who have been negatively impacted by Scott in their requests to testify at the hearings, he is nevertheless allowing positive character witnesses to testify. Several individuals who have had negative experiences with Scott are nonetheless planning on attending the open hearings in October, in attempts to be heard. Among these is Joe Quattrochi, who, after battling Scott for four years in San Bernardino Court, succeeded in having her resign as conservator of his father. " She lied on the stand and lied in her accountings;" said Quattrochi. "I want the judge in Oakland to hear what she did to our family."

Update to story at EoD:

CA conservator back to court over licensing denial
Astor case shows need, CA guardian case to show probate reform commitment
Scott licensing hearing approaches

Other Related Aricles by Janet Phelan

The Probate Murders

The Cover Up Continues : Melodie Scott

The War on the Vulnerable Through our Courts.-“THIS CAN’T HAPPEN HERE”

The War Comes Homes

How Conservatorships/Guardianships Are Used As Tools Of Theft and Corruption

Suit Against Guardians Filed in California Court by Janet Phelan

What A Tangled Web We Weave...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Florida Leads In Corruption Cases

by Pat Benabe Sarasota,Florida Oct 15, 2009

I joined this group several months ago but have not posted due to extreme burnout from the case involving my mother and daughter who both reside in Florida. I live in Kansas.
My mother's horrific case is in Sarasota. It began after my mother had a stroke. Agents of Lutheran Services are the culprits in this case.

They never notified next of kin (which is me) about the guardianship proceedings. In fact when a family friend was trying to get some information they never even asked if there were any other relatives.

The Ombudsman program is a farce. One of them told me that my mother now enjoys a better quality of life. My mother's civil rights have been continually violated by the agents of Lutheran Services. Protective Services never responded to my many complaints or sent me the results of their so-called investigation as required by law.

My mother was declared incompetent by 3 mental health professionals who never saw her or spoke to her. Her case worker told me that my mother doesn't have the ability to communicate which is pure crap...she needs to check my phone bills...I have a paper trail of everyone I contacted trying to resolve this situation.

Unfortunately I cannot pay $350 an hour for legal representation as my only income is from disability

Not only did they violate my mother's civil rights, she still cannot receive any incoming calls from family or friends, she was held totally incommunicado for a long period of time, a Catholic priest on a pastoral visit was removed from her room and told she could not have any visitors...she never had legal representation prior to the guardianship hearing...the attorney who represented her at the hearing came up to her after the hearing and told her "I guess I'm your lawyer." She had no idea of what was going on until it was too late.

My daughter was offered $15,000 to "walk away" when she told them she wasn't selling her grandmother Lutheran Services filed bogus criminal charges against her...they also filed a Motion in Limine to prevent this from remaining a family matter.

My daughter didn't have adequate representation at her trial and was sentenced to 3 years in prison...Lutheran Services demonized her in the newspaper and on TV...the jury was never polled as to whether they saw the newspaper articles or TV broadcasts...the police never spoke to my mother during their alleged investigation...the facts in their probable cause affidavit are false...I have witnesses to dispute the allegations against my daughter but unfortunately innocence is not a defense in this so-called Justice system we have...there is so much more to tell...but not here as I would be typing for the next 3 days...

If anyone in Florida can help me find out how to obtain some legal help I would appreciate it...I will write again to Charlie won't be the first time I have contacted his office...

hopefully Sarasota can be added to the investigation...peace, pat p.s. there are two cases pending against Lutheran Services by former high level administrators regarding misuse of government funds...if interested I can look up the articles and forward them.

Pat Benabe E mail me :


Pat if I had not lived through this I would have a hard time believing you, but it all started after my mother Clara G. Fernandez had a fall hitting her head and suffering a stroke, even though we had POA and Surrogate Health Papers, she was flown out by helicopter and kept chemically retrained for a year while 2 million in assets evaporated from her Trust. We were unable to see her for an entire year! My father Dr. Fernandez was not allowed to see her after 58 years of marriage, he died of a broken heart.

There were man false affidavits filed, including a police report that was falsified,and as long as the money was flowing there was no one to turn to for help up until the money ran out and all legal ramsom was paid then my mother was released from the guardianship, but by then my father died because of the stress of the situation.

So I can certainly feel the pain in your words, you are not alone there are many of us, who are coming forward with our stories unafraid, with our heads held up high knowing that we will never keep quiet about the atrocities that we have witnessed, and we will never rest in calling for the justice that our parents never had.

Ps. Certain members of my family also were offered 10% of my mother's estate if they testified against me, the only legitimate heir and joined the gravy train but they also refused to sell my mother out!

I'm still getting bills that Medicare is still being billed years later for non existing services by the people in on the scam , no wonder it is going broke!

Ray Fernandez

“Trust mill” companies fined, ordered out of Ohio

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 07:27 AM PDT

Companies that duped thousands of Ohio senior citizens fined $6.4 million
James Nash
October 14, 2009
The Columbus Dispatch
Two companies that duped thousands of Ohio senior citizens into buying overpriced and unneeded legal plans and annuities were hit with nearly $6.4 million in fines this morning and ordered not to do business in the state.

The Ohio Supreme Court imposed $6,387,990 in penalties against American Family Prepaid Legal Corporation and Heritage Marketing and Insurance Services Inc., and their co-owners, Jeffrey and Stanley Norman. The court’s unanimous decision also bars the companies from operating in Ohio.

EstateOfDenial has the story=>>

Friday, October 16, 2009

Florida Governor Crist Asks for State Corruption Grand Jury

Palm Beach Post Staff Writers Oct 15, 2009

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Charlie Crist, citing a three-year spate of corruption arrests, has asked for a grand jury to investigate public corruption throughout the state.

Crist petitioned the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to empanel a grand jury that would start its focus on corruption in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties and the judicial circuit that includes Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.


Governor is taking a lot of criticism for this : Tony Alfieri, director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service at the University of Miami law school, said the initiative was tainted by mixed motives. "he wants to create the impression of being tough on crime and a crime fighter. This enables him to take credit for what many might see as an empty gesture but one that might advance his ambitions."

Marty Rogol, a spokesman for the coalition, called the governor's push for a statewide grand jury panel "a little late.""We are well along the road to change," he said.

Governor Christ needs to hear from you and he needs to hear about the corruption and out of control probate courts in our state. Please contact him at once :

Office of Governor Charlie Crist

E mail him :

State of FloridaThe Capitol

400 S. Monroe St.Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Fax: (850) 487-0801
Citizen Services Hotline: (850) 488-4441
Executive Office of the Governor Switchboard: (850) 488-7146 Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Please Allow Claudia to Know How Her Mother Died!

by Claudia Donnelly Seatlle,WA.

Last April, I found out that my mom had a MRSA infection that contributed to her death -- the guardian never told me about it.

I sent a letter to the Health and Human Services Secretary and the letter was sent to the Seattle Medicare office. They had another "health organization -- Qualis) investigate.

After the investigation, I was told that because we had a guardian and the guardianship was in place at the time of her death, I can't get a copy of the report -- even though I held a valid Health Surrogate and Power of Attorney which never revoked .

Now Mom is dead -- so what is the Federal Government hiding? Who are they protecting?

In July I got a letter back from the White House. Two weeks ago, I sent them another letter telling them of this outrage.

What do I have to do to find out why my loved one died? Why the veil of secrecy?

I need to know why my mother passed away anyone that can help me in Seattle to get this information please write me:

Claudia Donnelly

In what countries is it customary to take one's loved one and keep them isolated until their death and keep the family unable to obtain closure by not letting then know how their loved one died?

This is a long dark road and it hurts us, who have lived through this before to see America go down that road.

We plead to those responsible for humanitarian reasons to allow Claudia to know how her mother died.
ORGANIZATION: Seattle-based Qualis Health and its 240 employees are dedicated to improving the quality of health-care delivery and health outcomes for individuals and populations across the nation. Various contracts provide a revenue stream of more than $24.5 million.

Please Contact Qualis and encourage them to let Claudia know how her mother died.

(Corporate headquarters)
10700 Meridian N., Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98133

Seattle Human Services Department

Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave, Suite 5800
PO Box 34215
Seattle WA 98124-4215
206-684-0702 (TDD)

Involuntary Redistribution of Assets(IRA) = Government-Sanctioned Asset Confiscation

Dear Ray :

"Ronald Reagan once said "If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." With that, I think you are a good track with your "confiscation" line of thought.

Government is currently working to confiscate our property through certain legislation as well as onerous and ever-growing taxation. Our liberty is additionally at risk through efforts to diminish basic rights. I could go into numerous examples, but you well understand things that are going on.

People are rightfully concerned. To think that with all that's happening that government is suddenly going to be hyper-sensitive to the "rights" of elders is naive. Now is the time to point this out. Lip service will certainly be given as it makes for good press and "feel good" measures will abound, but the sad reality is that many people - including those connected with and/or influencing government - profit from the exploitation of our elderly and it's a revenue stream that will not be easily given up.

Developing the Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA)terminology was to help position the use of probate mechanisms as a threat to property rights. It's part of a long-term strategy and who knew current events - frightening as they are - would provide such a compatible backdrop. Bottom line - to criticize what is happening to our elders in America today isn't un-American - it's completely pro-American for people who seek to preserve basic rights and economic principles that many of us believe helped make this country great".

by Lou Ann Anderson

Lou Ann Anderson is an advocate working to create awareness regarding the Texas probate system and its surrounding culture. She is the Online Producer at and a Policy Advisor with Americans for Prosperity – Texas Foundation. Lou Ann may be contacted at

Other Articles by LA as published in the US Observer