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About the Language and Length (Notes on Writing Style from TOC 2014 post) with Work Sample: The Calif Endowment (Publ. 10-13-2016, “Sticky”)

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Some Notes on Length and Writing Style,

and Work Sample (Preview/Postlude)

(Exploring one nonprofit & one of its backing foundations  with financial and filing details sheds light on the organizations’ mutual and relative sizes, revenue sources, and overall purposes, as a counterpoint and “backdrop” to organization’s public-profiles, i.e., their websites)  


Full Post Title & ShortLink:  About the Language and Length (Notes on Writing Style from TOC 2014 post) with Work Sample: The Calif Endowment (Publ. 10-13-2016, “Sticky”)

The next box contains about the shortest and still-accurate summary of the blog I have been able to come up with to date.   It was written a long while back, and still applies.

This Absolutely Uncommon Analysis shouldn’t be!

What I do here: I expose the systems design, and the designers, so Y.O.U. can show others, and to notify those playing certain games, “you’ve been flagged.”

Heard of “disruptive technologies?” Disruptive innovations?

Well, this is a disruptive blog. I give people who’ve already been strung out and stripped down BY the system another place to stand and look at it, and a clear, fairly diagnostic language (vs. pretty logos and moving pictures) to describe it to others. AND, which many don’t do, I tell how I found the information; links databases and all.


About half of this post, the “Some Notes on Length and Writing Style” part, was just removed from the other, Table of Contents 2014 post (“My Posts, Just the List,” dated April 24, 2014, and as a Sticky Post currently in second position at the top of this blog at all times, since I created a separate 2016 Table of Contents post, now in first position at the top of this blog at all times).

The other half, the “Work Sample (Preview/Postlude)“portions as that label indicates, is split into Before/After (preview/postlude sections).  It was inspired, or at least written (!) after the move.  So the original material, written in more general narrative, summary terms, is now in the middle of this post, now about 14,800 words long.  The difference between the two types of writing (but actually three different sections) is in level of detail.

If you are new to this blog, please read at least the part in light-green background, which is that part moved from the other Table of Contents.  It’s more summary and less detailed.

If, however, you are not new to this blog — or if you have read the 2014 Table of Contents recently (late September, October, 2016) — please know that the material in light-green background was taken from there; it’s a “copy & cut” from there and “paste” here (=a move), not a re-write, up until a certain point, marked by a section title and change of background colors.


Some was added to smooth the transition to a new context. I’ll put the added material PREVIEW of the POSTLUDE in this fontdifferent background color. That material is a quick summary and not necessarily best writing; my purpose here is housekeeping (re-positioning blog content to promote the Table of Contents itself), and I am also working concurrently on other posts dealing with current state of affairs on specific, relevant topics.  BELOW the light-green section, it will be this background-color (for more contrast with its quotes, charts and images, starting with this Heading:

The section title leading off the “postlude” is:



..and as I’m saying, as shown above, in more olive-colored background.

This next section here previews the “Postlude,” after which the section with a light-green background, again, represents earlier material moved from the Table of Contents (2014 and before) page, to simplify that page.  Easiest way to locate either might be background-colors.  Also, the middle section has more text and fewer images.

In the next section I simply “get into it” and show some of what I was looking up, and how I look some of these things up, on two (actually three) organizations which show different elements of the “public/private partnerships” moving both public AND private money, energies, and assets around for all the allegedly right reasons, but sometimes in less than the appropriate means. Read the rest of this entry »

Table of Contents 2016 ONLY, to Posts ONLY, Current through October.

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“First 5”** Points Navigation/

Content of Table & Navigation of the Blog


**”First 5.”  

I wanted to make 5 points about navigating this blog, which brought to mind again the phrase.  See that section below, labeled in the same big, red, font for more fascinating and relevant information about a project springing up almost full-fledged before the public is informed, and involving more expansive uses of public funds on young children in the cradle-to-career (“womb to tomb”) planned economy, and planned-for-them lives.

This post, begun Sept. 2016 and posted Oct. 4, 2016, represents a separation of the 2016 posts from that earlier, larger table with this obnoxious, and over time, less than honest title — in that it’s labeled “JUST the List” and in that I have a tendency to JUST keep writing and teaching these points, regardless of where my cursor is at the time — My Posts, Just the List (June 29, 2014..back to Sept. 24, 2012, and from Jan. 23, 2016 forward).  That one is still only complete backwards to September, 2012.  The earlier compilation doesn’t go all the way back yet (March 2009 – August 2012 only accessible through “Archives” or direct search if you know the title).

That post, which should display right underneath this one, is still a very good place to read, including its long introduction, and longer table of contents.  It is one place from which to browse this blog, and it will continue to remain a top-of-the-blog post, just not the VERY, very top.

Note: The preliminary paragraphs here may eventually move or be removed.  My purpose was to display the entire TOC for 2016 at the very top of the blog, and the second table (2014 retro table of contents) right underneath it, and other important posts “stuck” with their intros underneath. What will be different this time is that the “read more” tag will be after the entire 2016 Table, so those post titles are what is featured.   INTRO MATERIAL ABOUT RECENT EVENTS IN MINNESOTA AFFECTING ME PERSONALLY (SOCIALLY, AND AS TO PUBLICIZING FamilyCourtMatters INFORMATION, THAT IS) MOVED TO THIS POST (<==Title tba, link will become active when it’s published)

FamilyCourtMatters is still a volunteer blog with only one writer, and as a blog is less formal than a commercial website with assistants or its own “webmaster.” It doesn’t pretend to be thoroughly copyedited or even proofread.  It is a public-interest blog and resource and my major focus is look-up and write-up, with formatting “at-will and as I can.”  

Commentary: I have NEVER stopped looking at this material and the foundation, corporation, court-connected professional associations since it invaded my life in the form of warfare known as the family courts and my awareness that the playing field was rigged by gender with help from the federal government (one side weighted heavier than the other) and the public carrying the debt burden for the whole mess.  It has been a good history lesson also (“self-inflicted”), and I am frequently finding foundations I have already researched, or nonprofits simply following up on this material, on the front of print or other mainstream media (WSJ, NYT) — but in other contexts.

In other words, it has helped me better understand the times, and the world I already live in and make better sense of it.  Clinging on to the presumption of rights when they aren’t enforceable, and one doesn’t have solid evidence why not — in my experience (including those have networked with over the years) will drive a person mad; either the presumptions/assumptions will become an imagined lifeboat, and reality will be closed off (“the Land of Dissociation/Denial”), and this has spillover consequences, or, accept the evidence — and I’m talking “Operations, Practices and History” not rhetoric expressed in hand-fed language in use by those controlling the: operations, practices, and over time, history.

FamilyCourtMatters.WordPress.com, this blog, is also being watched over the years by many levels of state, and some federal agencies, law firms, universities and other interested parties — some of them those I am covering in the blog.  Sample provided in this July 17, 2016 post, “Look at Who’s Been Looking at This Blog Recently. [+ Update re: the Trust/Probate Factor].” (Certain embedded html and an outside service shows me as blog administrator.  Reporting this information is still rare, but this has been true from near the start of the blog in 2009).

How and Why I Started Investing So Much Time in the TOC:

WordPress blogs do list their recent posts, but don’t generate a table of contents automatically, much less one with links to each post, as might a word processing document.   Yet I have been writing and researching on its topic over a seven-year period, since March, 2009, as well as staying active commenting on public sites, whether blog, on-lines, or sometimes major media outlets (on-line), with a select group of individuals (which changes over time), by telephone and/or email.

So, in April, 2014, realizing this blog wasn’t going away any time soon, despite evolving series of tough times personally related to the reasons why I felt it necessary to start the blog in the first place, I started compiling a table of contents, reverse chronological order.  I had already begun compiling posts that I felt expressed key concepts and “Sticking” them to the top of the blog, permanently, resulting in 10 of sticky posts and the possible appearance that I wasn’t writing at all.

A look at the sidebar (Most Recent Posts) does show otherwise, however.


Meanwhile, my own (separate) First Five points about this Table of Contents and Circumnavigating this Blog.

(1) It extends from January 23 (first post of the year), 2016, so far, through October 3, 2016.  (Only one Sept. post was published; Oct. 3 includes this one, which will remain at top of the blog with its companion introduction & updates post, activated Oct. 3).

(2) For an alternate, more extensive, but click-intensive source of the same information (dates only, no titles) and more (for all 650+ posts since 2009) — see “Archives” by month.  Last several posts are always displayed also on the sidebar under that title.

(3) Tags, for those posts that have them, are below the table.*

  • I began tagging extensively and more thoroughly in 2016 as the subject matter became more complex historically and internationally (There is an intent to internationally align our family court practices, procedures, and policies with other countries’ internationally — you are aware of this by now right?  This pressure to compromise rights under state or USA federal laws for the international scenario is also coming from court-reform and protective parents groups. I do not believe it’s in individuals’ best interests in any country.).

(4) An exceptions to “Just list, don’t talk” on this page but BELOW the table of contents, in the “tags” section.  One post, on a single funder of a single, not very large fathers’ rights, (men of color, low-income noncustodial) 501©3 organization “CFFPP.org” in the tags arena, I explained with “show and tell” (logos, tax return images, quotes) in more detail:  

  • In which post:   SFFI – CFFPP – JustGive, Inc. – IronPlanet, Inc. – ZOPB – Texas DoT’s $1B GrandParkway Project – US Gov’ts Big Banks Bailout|SunTrust (while Fixing Fragile Families?)*  [“SFFI” stands for “Strengthening Fragile Families Initiative” = a Ford-Foundation project associated with fathers’ rights movement.  CFFPP is a nonprofit.  This post looks at one of CFFP’s many funders “JustGive” with interesting results..]
  • Why:  for the significance, more of the behavior of the group’s backers (including the Ford Foundation, but in this example, primarily the SF-based — until it merged with a London-based group of similar name — “JustGive.org”) than of CFFPP itself. I could have, and have at other times, done a similar expose on domestic violence organization backers (particularly where they come from mega-health-insurance field) and have done, at least in substantial part so far, another one on the associations of the protective mothers’ (so-called) organizations. This one happens to be a group I was aware of early on, and again, recently.

(5) Below this table, I have a section of “tags” for 2016 posts.  For writing before 2016:  About one-and-a-half years of pre-2016 lists of posts (not “pages,” most of which are on the sidebar links) are available, with titles, in my other, verbose “Table of Contents” page which has been the top page of this blog for a very long time.

Thank you for patience reading.  I promise it will be rewarded with increased understanding IF you put your eyes and attention on the evidence referenced in these posts.

Some common themes may appear in a different light, which may be personally disturbing for people working in the some of these nonprofits, or for parents who have cast their lot in with the smaller advocacy groups backed by the bigger, but less than forthright about their overall purposes, tax-exempt foundations.

If you are among those feeling personally uncomfortable or disturbed after seeing this information, consider the choices you now have — deny, dismiss, disprove my deductions from the evidence or find better ones (but — incorporating the evidence) (good luck with that…), or do something constructive about the situation.

(Yr 2016)
2016 Posts (only), in Chrono Order. Publish Date
 1 2016 More Business As Usual in MN? (Criminalizing, Terrorizing, Jailing Mothers) Jan. 23, 2016
 2 Re: CFCC and other Public Institution/Private Profit Partnering…The Public has already been Weighed in the Balance and Found (Dumbed-Down) Feb. 21, 2016
 3 Ignorance — about Privatization, Reorganization of Government within the USA– Ain’t Bliss! Feb. 23, 2016
 4 What does Custody-Switching REALLY have to do with Unsound Psychological Theory? (Not much, actually) Feb. 25, 2016
 5 Milton H Erickson (Clinical Hypnosis), The Gottmans, The HHS of Course, and Psychoeducational Interventions for Situational (not “Characteriological”) Violence..and California’s “Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission” — REALLY??  Yes…. Feb. 26, 2016
 6 Credentialing and Schooling Psychologists (speaking of MN and the Grazzini-Rucki case) Feb. 28, 2016
 7 Still Caught up in DV/Custody Drama? For 2016, What about Catching up on OVW Discretionary Grants (2013) and these SIX, ah, “Groups”? March 2, 2016
8 Dumpster Diving in the Credibility Gap (While We Were Being Battered or Seeking Safety, These PhDs were Debating Batterer Typology for PsychoEducational Treatments and, of course More Forensic Clinical Research with (AFCC) Colleagues) March 6, 2016
9 About UNevada-Reno-based NCJFCJ, its Pittsburgh-based NCJJ, and NCJJ’s E.Hunter Hurst III(d.2012)’s Tuscon-based, multi-million-dollar, NASDAQ-traded company (“PRSC”): First, the Context March  10, 2016
10 Now, the “Find,” About NCJFCJ (Nevada), its Pittsburgh-based NCJJ, and so-called NCJJ’s E.Hunter Hurst III (d. 2012)’s multi-million-dollar, NASDAQ-traded (“PRSC”) Providence Service Corporation (and, its Board Members’ background companies) March 16, 2016
11 Most have heard of the VAWA (passed 1994) But what about the earlier (passed 1984) FVPSA? March  27, 2016
12 My June 4, 2011, Post on Four Special Issue Resource Centers (Ellen Pence/MPDI), a 2016 Intro (Pt 1 of 2) March 28, 2016
13 Re: My June 4, 2011 Post on Four Special Issue Resource Centers (Ellen Pence/MPDI): (Pt 2 of, well, now it’s 3), “Same text, better formatting, some updating”. March 29, 2016
14 My June 4, 2011 Post on Four Special Issue Resource Centers, Pt 3 of 3, “Same text, better formatting,”
March 30, 2016
15 Can You Tell the “Tells” of the DV (so-called) Cartel? It’s Show-and-Tell Time. April 3, 2016
16 Dialogue from 7/26/2011 post, charting HHS/OCSE Grants to States (CFDAs 93563, 93564) April 18, 2016
17 Child Support, Fatherhood Promotion: More DIALOGUE and TABLES of OCSE Grants to States (CFDAs 93601, 93563, 93564) from my 7/26/2011 Post (For example, in Alabama..) {{this 17K-word post also covers other material, see its tags}} April 26, 2016
18 Red Herring Alert’s “Conversation with Dakota County Commissioner/HMRF funds,” and about those funds… May 3, 2016
19 Early Morning Intuitive on “the Larger Picture” (#1 of 3, Intro.) May 5, 2016
20 Early Morning Intuitive on “the Larger Picture” (#2 of 3:  TAGGS, FBOs, Competitive Abstinence Education, and other Oxymoronic Public Policy Labels) May 6, 2016
21 Early Morning Intuitive on the Larger Picture (#3 of 3 on a “Red Herring Alert” Post and HHS/OFA’s “Healthy Marriage Responsible Fatherhood” (“HMRF”) Ongoing Distributions) May 7, 2016
22 Despite Truly Funky Tax Returns, HHS Remains Loyal (2010-2015) to One Faith-Based (under Two Diff’t EIN#s, ONE of which the IRS acknowledges#) in Stone Mountain–or is it Conyers?– Georgia* May 12?, 2016
23 Note To Readers:  See New Page “Just HHS, Just Georgia, Just HMRF” grants May 17, 2016
24 Federal Designer Families:  How Californians got their “CFCC,” CRS Year 2000 Report on Access Visitation May 26, 2016
25 Georgia Center of OPPORTUNITY (for whom?) in re: Exploiting 1996 PRWORA  (Personal Responsibility and Work OPPORTUNITY Reconciliation Act) HHS grants streams May 29, 2016
26 1942-2016, He Fought Men, Racism and War Itself.  He Fought Well, Changing The World.  (Now, about Sexism…) June 4, 2016
27 Courtesy PRWORA, HHS, and Public Apathy, the Good Ol’ Boys Network with help from (speaking of which) Yale University is Re-packaging the Same Old Schlock, in this example, as “Male Involvement Network” [post tags below] June 08, 2016
28 #1 of 3: Connecticut’s SOS Business Database Now Obstructs/Defeats Status-based Search for Inactive/Defunct Corps (Such as the NHFA|New Haven Family Alliance, at least as to IRS tax-exempt status, Automatically Revoked Nov. 2015 for not filing a return since 2012) June 17, 2016
29 Why a Connecticut Series Again; Why Now? Well, It’s ALWAYS Timely to “Look It Up,” While We Still Can(!), Also… June 20, 2016
30 Look at Who’s Been Looking at This Blog Recently. [+ Update re: the Trust/Probate Factor] July 17, 2016
31 #2 of 3, Connecticut’s New Haven Family Alliance | Street Outreach Worker Program (SOWP), SOWP’s Role Model, a Rhode Island 501©3 “Institute for Study and Practice of Nonviolence” + ITS partner “Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership” (“RIMP,” a d/b/a of Chamber Education Foundation) somehow organized under non-entity? “The National Mentoring Partnership” | See Also the USDOJ/OJP/OJJDP facilitating Public/Private Partnerships & Global One-World Agenda. July 19, 2016
32 Re-Organizing The World through International Institutes, Strategies, Dialogues, Peacemaking and Programs Targeting Fragile Families, Communities — and Countries…* July 22, 2016
33 UNESCO’s IIP@Rutgers|”Partners” + ISD and the Strong Cities Network (Reorganizing the World through International Strategic Institutes, cont’d.) July 22, 2016
34 Do You Know Your Social Science PolicySpeak? Can You Name Some University Centers|Key Professionals |BIG Foundation Sponsors|Related Networked Nonprofits| and A Basic Timeline Since at least The Moynihan Report? July 26, 2016
35 SFFI – CFFPP – JustGive, Inc. – IronPlanet, Inc. – ZOPB – Texas DoT’s $1B GrandParkway Project – US Gov’ts Big Banks Bailout|SunTrust (while Fixing Fragile Families?)*  [“SFFI” stands for “Strengthening Fragile Families Initiative” = a Ford-Foundation project associated with fathers’ rights movement.  CFFPP is a nonprofit.  This post looks at one of CFFP’s many funders “JustGive” with interesting results..] July 26, 2016
36 “Munich,” and the Strong Cities Network [ISIL/ISIS aren’t the only ones who want to control the World]. (Begun 7/22/2016) July 29, 2016
37 Family Counseling for De-Radicalization Programs/Home Base, Germany? Daniel Koehler (Princeton/Free University Berlin) has a Grreat new Market Niche and References, courtesy 2015-formed “Center for Cyber and Homeland Security” (post published 8-1-2016) August 1, 2016
38 CVE | BAMF |GIRDS | Hayat and Reading IRS Form 990s Too? C’mon!!, Let’s Get Honest, Whaddaya Want?** August 9, 2016
39 If You Won’t Responsibly Notice, Detail and Come to any Conclusion on DOMESTIC Govt-Funded NGOs (Here, DAIP, BWJP in MN) and Databases (here, TAGGS.HHS.GOV, a 990-finder, and IRS Pub. 78 EOS Search), How Will You Stand Up for ANYONE’s Rights (incl. yours) under GLOBAL Govt-funded NGO Control? August 9, 2016
40 What is an NGO?  Is the International Institute for Peace, that UNESCO affiliate at Rutgers an “NGO”?  In fact, What is Rutgers? (See State of NJ’s–and Rutgers’ — CAFRs) August 22, 2016
41 Agenda 21, Lawsuit AGAINST| Fiscal Agents FOR |The Strange Case of Edward Charles Foundation (Inc. 2009 in California as a Delaware Org.) | Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (Inc. December 2011 in California; First Revenues ($1.4M) not acknowledged until 2013) August 23, 2016
42 Case in Point, NEVER skip the Business 501(c)3  Entity Lookups, and Watch the “Fiscal Agent” organizations! (UNESCO, Edward Charles Foundation, Fiscal Agent to “FreedomAdvocates” and, apparently, the Stars (post begun 7/3/2016) August 25, 2016
43 Politics, Governors, Attorney-Generals and The Port Authority of NY/NJ (The Downside of Public/Private Partnerships) – SeeAlso “NextCity,” and another UNESCO “Name It and Claim it” Project in Detroit* Sept. 5, 2016
44 Table of Contents 2016 ONLY, to Posts ONLY, Current through October. Oct. 3, 2016
45 First Five Fund (see “First 5” in California) Politically, Socially, Economically = Just Another Stage in Planned Population Control and Exploitation, i.e.  “Cradle to Career” is just a subset of “Womb to Tomb.” [post is ALMOST ready, when link becomes active, I’ll remove this disclaimer.] eta Oct. 4, 2016
46 *** Sept. ??, 2016
47 *** Sept. ??, 2016
48 *** Sept. ??, 2016
#??# ConnectED + MPR Associates Inc. + Gary Hoachlander, WestEd, and the US Dept. of Ed, with help from James Irvine Foundation Nov. 18. ??, 2016

Reminder — the other list of older posts remains as:

My Posts, Just the List (June 29, 2014..back to Sept. 24, 2012, and from Jan. 23, 2016 forward).  That one is still only complete backwards to September, 2012.  The earlier compilation doesn’t go all the way back yet (March 2009 – August 2012 only accessible through “Archives” or direct search if you know the title).

” Tags” (blog subject matter labeling) for the 2016 posts above, by date.

Posts, and relevance of tags, are subject to revision (parts may move to other posts after publication), but I hope this may help people curious about specific topics where not all subjects covered in the post may show up in the titles.  I don’t always tag before publishing, but here are some times that I did this year:
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My Posts, Just the List (June 29, 2014..back to Sept. 24, 2012. From Jan. 23, 2016 forward now available @ “Table of Contents 2016 ONLY” Post)

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Table of Contents


I started this blog in spring 2009. It is my continuous show-and-tell learning curve exposing, as the motto says, Family –and Conciliation — Court Operations, Practices, and History from the early 1990s and earlier.

Nothing was posted or added to this table of contents from June 29, 2014 (Broken Courts, Flawed Practices, Parade of Fools) throughout 2015.  On January 23, 2016 (2016 More Business As Usual in MN? (Criminalizing, Terrorizing, Jailing Mothers)) I resumed publishing posts.  My personal situation wasn’t particularly better at this time, it had just progressed, and I felt it urgent to continue this line of reporting, as I had not stopped investigating (or writing it up off-blog) meanwhile.

This BLOG has two separate Tables of Contents in two different posts, both near the very top of the blog:

(1) For 2016 only, see a post Table of Contents ONLY 2016 ONLY (marked “sticky” so it will be among the top 11 posts, like this one) published October 4, 2016.  Probably showing on the Sidebar at this time.

(2) Below on THIS post, from June 29, 2014 (top of table) backwards, at this point, only to Sept. 24, 2012), with many more stretching back to March 2009 (startup) to be added.  Available now only via “Archives” function on top right sidebar — or if another post happens to link to one of them.

  • Click on any post title to read that post. If you don’t like reading explanatory material* and just want to see the list of post titles, use the Page-Down or Scroll function.


Blog Purpose can be deduced by: Browsing the table of contents below, reading a post or two, reading the sidebars, such as the one which starts:

This Absolutely Uncommon Analysis shouldn’t be!

What I do here: I expose the systems design, and the designers, so Y.O.U. can show others, and to notify those playing certain games, “you’ve been flagged.”

Heard of “disruptive technologies?” Disruptive innovations?

Well, this is a disruptive blog. I give people who’ve already been strung out and stripped down BY the system another place to stand and look at it, and a clear, fairly diagnostic language (vs. pretty logos and moving pictures) to describe it to others. AND, which many don’t do, I tell how I found the information; links databases and all.

Some Blog Navigation Logistics, and, finally, the Table: 

New Here? A Roadmap with some Chronology, Links, Issues (Sidebar-Plus)

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WIDGETS:  This 12,600-word post, first published 2/24/2014, contains essentially two or three of this blog’s sidebar text-boxes (“widgets”), each designed for total strangers, novices, and/or followers.  They are there to alert, expose new readers to key concepts and themes by immersing them into the narrative, and leaving footprints (links) for the curious and to keep reminding us of basic information which has been forgotten through advocacy-group neglect over (as of 2014) a period of 15-20 years minimum.

To understand this information is also to get a grasp on the essence of the relationship between “government” and the individual, and to call more individuals to wise up to how this works.

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Get Real(itybloger)! — Call In, Read the Links on CAFRs, Review Regularly.

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

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

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

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

. . . Governor Brown is silent about the $600 billion in surplus cash and investments, claiming the $16 billion budget deficit can only be addressed by austerity – massive funding cuts to our essential infrastructure. A 2.8% divestment of the fund would cover the $16 billion deficit.

So the natural question is if the state’s withholding of $600 billion in our cash and investments does not fund pensions, address a budget deficit, or prevent devastation to infrastructure, how can we best restructure the purpose and use of OUR MONEY for optimal public benefits? ~

Actually, my response would be why should we continuing giving the same authorities MORE money for pensions — not to be used to fund pensions?? Is this typical state stewardship (??). If so, what does that say about taxation in general? Where’s the real “WE” in that equation? …. Seems more like an “Us/Them” proposition, in practice…. (sarcasm added 1/26/2016).

“Deficit” is relative to point of reference.
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ORPHANS: Where The Great Commission meets the Military-Industrial Complex [First Published May 18, 2013]

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NOTE: Intro. section in this background color added [free of charge] Jan. 2016, some years after original publication May 2013. “Nightlight Christian Adoptions” was mentioned in the original post, I’ve just been looking more closely at tax return contents, in the interim. The original post may have been more “inspired,” however…. //LGH….It deals with this topic:

NOTE: this 3,000 word (you’re welcome!) post is out of sequence — belongs back with the “On the Road to Emmaeus” and “”Christian Social Services: Replenishing the Ranks of the Faithful (Bethany Christian Services posts, ca. Eastertime, 2013.

  • 6723 Whittier, McLean, VA (Always Look Up Street Addresses!!!)**

…at one time or another these organizations (at a minimum) shared a street address:


File under, if you notice the details, What’s wrong with this picture?

HHS Grant Category of Federal Domestic Assistance, searchable at HHS’ website “TAGGS.hhs.gov” – use “Advanced Search” function to get more complete results, in general. Error rate on this database is inexplicably HIGH, but it still coughs up some results and information….more than you’ll find in most social media….

93007 Public Awareness Campaigns on Embryo Adoption

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards

Hmm.  Tax Return pattern of Assets a little odd for this grantee; see changes in “Total Assets” column:

NIGHTLIGHT CHRISTIAN ADOPTIONS CA 2013 990 29 $755,395 95-2254634
NIGHTLIGHT CHRISTIAN ADOPTIONS CA 2012 990 26 $249,317 95-2254634
Nightlight Christian Adoptions CA 2011 990 27 $514,579 95-2254634


Yellow-background = Sept. 2016 UPDATE: This organization’s Tax Returns look three years later (Fiscal Year=Tax Year).  It’d been three years, I thought I’d check back on this 501©3…

Search Again (Click on Org. name to access tax return for that year)

NIGHTLIGHT CHRISTIAN ADOPTIONS CA 2015 990 31 $1,911,682.00 95-2254634
NIGHTLIGHT CHRISTIAN ADOPTIONS CA 2014 990 35 $1,020,801.00 95-2254634
NIGHTLIGHT CHRISTIAN ADOPTIONS CA 2013 990 29 $755,395.00 95-2254634

This and another organization at the same street address in California, “Every Child Has A Name” show up as registered to a Loveland, Colorado Address, that is, unofficially viewed, today at  Datagovus.com on Google-based address search.  Maybe I’m reading it wrong, and it’s the Colorado registration that views the California one as “Foreign,” i.e., in California]

Without reviewing the entire 2013 post below, from this later perspective, several red flags (on viewing the tax returns) are showing up on Nightlight Christian Adoptions, and this situation.  I posted some more info (yellow-background, follow-ups) but my screen keeps freezing, so no more for now….

Hopefully readers can enjoy what’s below this section and was published earlier..which is still relevant.  Over the intervening three years, I have of course picked up on more elements of the networking, and of interpreting the information on tax returns, particularly when there are multiple nonprofits associated with a single individual, recurring name changes, and religious/evangelicals involved, which (see what the “PhD” with Nehrbass represents — he has a website) seems to be second nature, and part of the “my nonprofits = my ministry” lifestyle.

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CDRC and Friends: Ever Wonder How All that MANDATORY Mediation, Alternate Dispute Resolution, etc. got passed? [May 15, 2013]

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Fall, 2014 update: This 12,000-word post is “sticky” (stuck to the top of the blog) because it illustrates how any special interest group already involving certain sectors of civil servants or other positions of influence (for example, at law schools) can lobby state legislatures and US Congress year after year through nonprofit associations. I have written an update and expect to publish it as a separate post, soon.
In this post also see:

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A Stunning Validation by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson: The Assault on Truth, The Origins of Psychoanalysis

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(Originally published 2/5/2013) A key issue in the courts includes sexual assault and violence towards women and children. This has also been a key issue with psychoanalysis. 

Below the introduction, most of the post is about the Stunning Validation, but I keep it current and relevant –because it is! — to the subject matter of this blog.  

The key, or leading edge, feature OF these courts includes therapeutic jurisprudence, attempting to resolve conflict through addition of behavioral health professionals, the fields in which Dr. Nicholas J. Cummings has dedicated much of his life to preserving the business and economic well-being of, to the point that a Wall Street Journal article reported, not too many years ago, that — doctors and hardcore professionals aside, among the top highest paying professional jobs, including the benefits and actual hours worked to earn the pay, were: judges, and (with a doctorate) psychologists:

Dr. Cummings is a visionary who, for half a century not only was able to foresee the future of professional psychology, but also helped create it. A former president of the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as its Divisions 12 (Clinical Psychology) and 29 (Psychotherapy), he formed a number of national organizations in response to trends. Since organized psychology resisted these inevitable changes, Dr. Cummings blazed the way, expecting others would follow.

He launched the professional school movement by founding the four campuses of the California School of Professional Psychology that established clinicians as full-fledged members of the faculty.

As chief of mental health for the Kaiser Permanente health system in the 1950s, he wrote and implemented the first prepaid psychotherapy contract in the era when psychotherapy was an exclusion rather than a covered benefit in health insurance.

He wrote what is known as the freedom-of-choice legislation that requires insurers to reimburse psychologists along with psychiatrists, and he conducted the medical cost offset research showing that psychological interventions save medical/surgical dollars.
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Exposing and Prosecuting Judicial Corruption through Common Law Discovery (1997 Interview)

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Exposing and Prosecuting Judicial Corruption Through Common Law Discovery (1997)

During 2016 blog “house-keeping” action, I re-read this 1997 Interview published in “Antishyster.com” but found posted in “Famguardian.org” (ads show it to be possibly a conservative/libertarian or perhaps even survivalist mag.  So what, if the information in article stands on its own two feet?)  about Los Angeles County and a judges association, what happened to the proceeds from MCLE (Continuing Education) classes, and how to find out.  I added some quotes from it.  This interview has been HIGHLY underestimated and STILL  valuable information.  If better understood, it would most likely end any questions about the vailidity of the “Broken Courts / Flawed Practices / [now more promoted as “Safe Child”  loose coalitions of specific organizations and on-line followers.
It would “Shine the Light” for real on the presumptions among these groups of the problem being “Judges, Mediators, GALs and Custody Evaluators  JUST don’t understand perps” or “They believe a psychologically unsound “parental alienation theory” and about any other excuse one might make up to exonerate the exceptionally bad custody and divorce (and visitation) decisions being made nationwide. That premise leads to a predictable solution of “we need more trainings.”  But the trainings is where the money is — and apparently, some of it — getting lost.
In my opinion (see this blog for why), it’s less “they just don’t understand” and more “they just don’t CARE.”  What’s more, think about how much any functional, ETHICAL judge already has invested in his or her career, social and professional life (and/or real estate).  If the core operations are corrupt, which this certainly indicates they ARE, to expose it is basically professional humiliation for having participated in the system, or feigned (?) ignorance, and financial destruction of the sort many parents are already familiar with.  I really think it’s up to the common people to, if possible, use “common law” to go get the financial facts and then compare them to the proper use and destination of public buildings (such as courthouses) and funds raised by private associations which may happen to have judicial memberships, or beneficiaries, regardless of WHAT buildings they are in, IF they violate certain laws.
Originally published 1/24/2013. This Post is Sticky (one of 9 sticky posts) meaning, it stays near the top. Current posts show below all sticky posts. Also, I just moved the “Supervised Visitation” section to a separate post (and of course expanded that one) on 6/6/2013.

File this Article under “What a Difference One Person can Make, if that person: Has Guts, Will Obtain Evidence, Look at Evidence, Come to Logical Conclusion regarding Evidence Obtained AND Publicize It! Includes Marv Bryer’s discoveries, especially in the mid- to late 1990s.

Marvin Bryer’s discoveries began when his daughter was involved in a custody battle for her son. Apparently a judge received a bribe to rule against Mr. Bryer’s daughter, and as a result Mr. Bryer discovered a judicial slush fund bank account, and a common law discovery for overcoming judicial immunity.

Right away, we are in the financial category: Bribe, Slush Fund, Bank account, overcoming judicial immunity.   Also in this (fairly short) post:

Another question: What’s the difference between a “Family” court and a “Conciliation” court? And why are so many programs in the courts being pre-planned by membership of a private nonprofit association which (eventually — after people started pestering it to get its own EIN# and quit hiding and evading taxes under the County’s EIN#) called “Association of Family and Conciliation Courts,” which previously was a “Conference of Conciliation Courts”?

Also in this post:

Report From Judges Blasts California Court Bureaucracy By MARIA DINZEO  ShareThis        SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – In a sweeping call for reform of the Administrative Office of the Courts, a report from a committee of judges found the agency has been operated as the director’s fiefdom, has strayed far from its original path and has been deceptive about finances and personnel. The judges also criticized the bureaucracy as top-heavy, overpaid and badly organized. Their long-awaited report proposes a drastic reorganization that includes cutting the staff by one-third and moving the agency from its lavish San Francisco headquarters to a cheaper space in Sacramento.

Exposing and Prosecuting Judicial Corruption Through Common Law Discovery

[in ANTISHYSTER http://www.antishyster.com 972-418-8993 Volume 7 No. 4, p. 51ff]

1997 interview with Marv Bryer.
[I ASK READERS: ] Can you read 7 pages “for the cause”? And think about it?  If Yes, and If given a brief pop-quiz of about 10th grade level on what it’s talking about, how much of the vocabulary or ideas could you remember?

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While We’re There — the Northern California Mediation Center . . . and ITS corporate records, history, people, etc.

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[ca. 8,000 words.    Significant additions after publishing.NCMC   introduced as to corporate filings, some personnel. Post concludes  showing how “parental alienation” indoctrination happens,is self-perpetuating, and is hostile towards mothers, generally, and is definitely a marketable scheme [yes, scheme] as well. See “train-the-trainers” @ public cost mentality.In midstream, I’m taking (to another post) a basic explanation of what “Corporation” means, FYI]

We might as well talk about the Northern California Mediation Center alongside  The Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition, and right alongside respective corporate and nonprofit filings, fundings, tax returns affiliations and actions.{{The introduction is a little passionate, but it’s about a dozen paragraphs.  Scroll down if you want to skip them!  I added numbers to make it easier!}}
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Another POV on “The Center for the Family in Transition” (and its funders)

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Excerpt pulled to top of post in 2016.  This sticky post (below which are more current ones) originally published 9/22/2012.  It should be put in bold print, large letters and stuck on a refrigerator IF one is stuck in divorce drama at this time, as a reminder of the resonance of the rooms it will be taking place in!

The phrase “Families in Transition” is jargon, and it is virtually trademarked for use in the courts.  The term comes from, it seems, ONE individual with key connections to psychoanalysis (Judith Wallerstein, who was married to Robert S. Wallerstein, also a devoted and highly placed psychoanalyst, at one time President of the International Psychoanalytic Association (“IPA”), essentially the inheritance of Sigmund Freud. 

This association, IPA, was formed shortly AFTER Sigmund Freud’s excommunication (by colleagues) for ca. 1895 presenting “the Etiology of Hysteria” and saying it related to violent sexual and physical assaults on his patients by their caretakers (often fathers or uncles, etc.) from the early 1900s).   In the 1950s, “The Origins of Psychoanalysis” incl. editor Sigmund’s daughter Anna) apparently included censorship of how Freud viewed his own “about-face” after being cold-shouldered by his colleagues.  In the 1980s a man was given access to the Freud Archives and wrote about this, in the interest of speaking the truth, and was again could-shouldered, and taken off the archives also.

For more, see March 5, 2014 post “Suppose I’m Right Here ….What Would You Do When the Lights go on?” Seeing the Wallerstein-Wallerstein connection, and the consistent practice of re-framing reality (truths about person-to-person violence, including parent to child, man to woman, and vice versa), and the origins of the fields of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, psychology, get it? the “Psyche” field in general  having been introduced as the bedrock formula for the conception of “FAMILY” and the “FAMILY COURTS,” a logical deduction is that those courts are also essentially — not “tangentially” —  crooked.

So, how can that “crooked” be cleaned up?  Can it?  Does the propagation of truth versus the propagation of the coverup of the (often ugly) truth matter, or not?  If it does not matter, how can calling something “justice” be applied on top of that foundation?

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Quips, Thinks and Links on the Most Essential Matters…

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Post published 8/2/201, became “Sticky” 4/15/2016

My Ideal signature block would show my Current Understanding as Quips with Links for “thinks.”

Something like this:

  • USConstitution Title28/IV sets Jurisdiction
  • Citizenship in USA, Inc. = YOU became collateral for U$A Debt 
War=Debt Collection.   pSILENT weapons = biological warfare by few to enslave MOST.
 I blog FAMILY COURT aspects @ LGH ~ FCF~ LACKaWantsTo (& here*)
pm me for outline, links & blogs

(Will be repeated again, below)


This colorful signature block with its Quips and Links, I worked up for the purposes of posting at “Scranton Political Times” around the time these posts also were being written. In other words, from about Fall 2011 through 2012 and perhaps into 2013, I was focused in blogging (and posting) attention on the state of Pennsylvania, including, but not limited to Lackawanna County and, by association, Luzerne County (Kids for Cash). I set up a blog for that specific county (but it didn’t go far). I was also in frequent email and occasional phone contact with some of the local parents over the family court issues.

These days (LGH says, during April 2016 blog update for TOC purposes) I am more focused on Minnesota. While focused on Pennsylvania and participating in the Scranton Political Times Forum, Rather than re-explain things, constantly, I put key links in the signature block at least for that forum, and had enough sense to save it on this blog. Blogs and web-based forums certainly are not eternal, or guaranteed to stand the test of even a few years, so I saved things..
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ConnectED + MPR Associates Inc. + Gary Hoachlander, WestEd, and the US Dept. of Ed, with help from James Irvine Foundation

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Preview of this post, ConnectED + MPR Associates Inc. + Gary Hoachlander, WestEd, and the US Dept. of Ed, with help from James Irvine Foundation

This post was started 10/22/2016, but by Nov. 16, 2016 had not yet been published. Hopefully today’s that today or within a few days….While it bcegan with the title on the posts, as the “tags” reflect, other topics came up in association.

A middle section here deals with other organizations, but the overall topic is the same:  Watch out for coordinated-purpose foundations with a unique obsession for re-developing the nation’s (and other nations’) public schools through pouring funds into them, funds which will be hard to track.

The Bridgespan Group (tax returns and quotes from them, as well as from its website below) in particular as a brainchild of Bain & Company [Funding Universe history page] (see also Bain Capital [Wikipedia] for the Mitt Romney Component and Boston Consulting Group [Funding Universe history page; BCG spun off as consultants from Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Co.] from which Bill Bain’s investment management/consulting model spun off] should put public perception  on “alert” as much as a new US President and who is the cabinet.  These activities have been under process for decades now, and all of them are going to impact the economy, the present and future workforce, and most at stake here — the degree of accountability for use of public resources when private groups are seeking to steer the ship.

Putting dates (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, this century) to some of those key events, and names to the key personalities WILL be time well invested (even those three links above) understanding how they have operated in the for-profit sector, and are now operating also in the not-for-profit sector.  You will also pick up a general sense through continued readings on these topics, of who the public is dealing with when such organizations decided to focus coordinated efforts on the public school system as a whole.  For example, from Boston Consulting Group:
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Do You Know Your EDC (EIN#04-2241718 in Massachusetts)? Or Why It Became a Greenbook Initiative ~Evaluation Partner~ Alongside ICF International and the NCSC? If Not, Pls. Look Now!

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I removed these about 4,000 words (before any expansion) from the “Who Produced the Greenbook Initiative” post which itself started as front matter from my original (2014-backwards) Table of Contents Post.

As I am not doing the conference circuit, cannot do this AND Facebook, Twitter, seek on-line MSM journalist spots, my main vehicle for communicating these understandings, unless you happen to encounter me in a public place and get to talking, is really this blog. When not doing this blog, these days, I am considering how to deal with the current life situations which have a number of pending litigation situations, or one that ought to become litigation, the purpose this time to alleviate my current situation of being extorted, long-term, with housing at risk.

You’d be surprised how little it can take to wreck others’ lives once children are taken hostage, and the only venue to correct this is the current family court system as pumped up on marriage and fatherhood promotions and untraceable funding flowing through the system AND the administrative bureaucracy backing up its practices, like some athletes have been found to be on steroids.

I am writing this just days before a US Presidential election in which charges about the Clinton Foundation or the Trump Foundations come up occasionally, while almost no one is talking about the tax-exempt foundation as a sector influencing just how “great” America is, or is not, presently.

Certainly I have not found any coherent discussions on any MSM news broadcasts on things Hillary v. Donald (with Bill and Melania in the background as spouses) on the internationalist influence by way of accumulated wealth in the tax-exempt sector over decades, and generations, and now with the addition of internet technology, and social media, and the funds to buy not just air time, but entire news outlets or news platforms, not to mention to “buy” the attention of researchers at university level, who respond appreciatively to their funders by multiplying evaluations of the chosen projects… I am not holding my breath as to HOW such a discussion might take place.


Total results: 3Search Again.

Education Development Center MA 2014** 990 171 $56,139,077.00 04-2241718
Education Development Center MA 2013 990 135 $61,099,114.00 04-2241718
Education Development Center MA 2012 990 170 $62,948,525.00 04-2241718

**The last year shown is fiscal year 2013, not 2014.  I note there is no date rec’d (by the IRS) time stamp, and despite the huge size of the cash flow involved, and it being mostly from “government grants,” this tax return shows no tax preparer’s name below the signature block. …  Organization purpose is generic, all-inclusive, basically (except military related), we do what government does.  And for the business sector — and of course, to help people….and improve (everything)….

Education Development Center, Inc (EDC) is a global nonprofit organization that works with public-sector and private partners, harnessing the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.

“EDC” based in Waltham, Massachusetts, dates back to 1960 and US concerns about math and science in re: the Space Race with the Russians…They seem to be dealing extensively with US AID and have control of bank accounts, per tax return, in these other countries:

(IRS Form 990 for Year 2013, Page 5, Part V, Lines 4a & b)

At any time during the calendar year, did the organization have an interest in, or a signature or other authority over, a financial account in a foreign country (such as a bank account, securities account, or other financial account)?  If”Yes,” enter the name ofthe foreign country ………………..

…………………BC ,BK, CG ,ET ,GY ,HO ,ID, KE, KV, LE, LI, MK, ML, MY ,OD ,PK ,RP ,RW ,TH ,ZA
See instructions for filing requirements for Form TD F 90-22 1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts

How does it characterize the business it is in, on the tax return (page 2)? Other than on an IRS form which bears an IRS Form # and Year — but NO identifying EIN# at top (see bottom of this image) or top of the pages submitted (click above link to see more):

EDC Year Fiscal Year 2013 IRS Form, Page 2 (Program Service Activities, Pt III) no EIN# posted on the page header or footers. Found at 990finder.foundationcenter.org

EDC Year Fiscal Year 2013 IRS Form, Page 2 (Program Service Activities, Pt III) no EIN# posted on the page header or footers. Found at 990finder.foundationcenter.org

EDC’s organization website is Terrible!  It defeats an attempt to grasp WHO they are, between HUGE letter combined with tiny (fine-print) indicators of, for example, its partners.  The visuals are disjunct, disorganized, and disproportionate throughout, saying, someone did not give a flying ____ about an honest presentation or outline of the organization.  ALSO telling — although it is indeed a 501©3, and at this size should be required to post independently audited financial statements, NO financials are listed on its website, that I can see, readily.

Yet, if you persist in clicking down to “Partners” it becomes clear they are just too important to have to comply voluntarily, or willingly, with public disclosure of what’s being done with public dollars — on their main website !!

For example, I cannot find a single statement acknowledging it is, in fact, a nonprofit.  Take a look.  It’ll take several clicks, and keep your reading glasses on (or have a magnifying glass handy — it’ll be needed!)  http://www.edc.org/partner-with-us  | http://www.edc.org/General-Services-Administration-GSA (that shows they are pre-approved federal vendor, after all, with expertise in:

EDC is a preapproved, federally qualified vendor through the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules (FSS). The GSA contract certifies that EDC can meet competition, pricing, small business, and other federal contract requirements for the services specified in each schedule. EDC’s expertise in early child development, K-12 education, health promotion, workforce preparation, community development, learning technologies, basic and adult education, institutional reform, and social justice allows us to provide our federal clients with an extensive array of contracted services described by the following GSA schedule titles and Special Item Numbers (SINs)  … under “MOBIS” (Mission-Oriented Business & Services)

And from this page:  http://www.edc.org/funders-and-partners

EDC work is supported through grants and contracts from a number of sources, including U.S. local, state, and federal agencies; international agencies; foreign governments; private foundations; universities; and corporations. EDC is a registered Private Voluntary Organization with the United States Agency for International Development** and has been designated by the United Nations Department of Public Information as Associated Non-Governmental Organization. A partial list of EDC’s funders and partners follows:

**Commonly known as “USAID.


Even my putting it as a single paragraph vastly above improves the presentation of “Funders and Partners,” not to mention which, the presentation is incomplete — it’s just a simple list!

There’s so much “white space” on the page, with unimportant titles so large, and important information so small, one MUST use page-down to get a sense of the scope.  This also guarantees not having a single-page-view with a full list in any category or even sub-category of the main page.

Here’s what’s visible from normal-size screen viewed on a laptop of the “Funders and Partners” page.  Notice the tiny logo at the top (which, incidentally, doesn’t include the legal business name) and tiny top menu, tiny left-side bar, and inefficient use of space on the page.  Is this planned dysfunction for some other purpose, or what?  Also, they could easily have included links to the funders or partners (and/or logos), but did not.


Here’s the bottom, or “international” part, showing also the footer of this web page is fine print so fine as to be almost illegible, with the social media icons also de-emphasized.  No explanation is given for any of the entries listed, and one is a foundation out of the Netherlands, I discovered, controlled (and funded) by a larger foundation associated with the individual family’s global packaging corporation wealth, and a particular interest in Israel, as well as worldwide development of young children, cities, and “health.”


The International List reads:

 “Bernard van Leer Foundation” “Department for International Development” (no indication that this is part of UK government, but it is….), “Pan American Health Organization” “UNESCO”  The World Bank Group” and World Health Organization.”

The presence of Bernard van Leer Foundation is significant enough I feel it should also be a separate post.  For one, it gets its funds from the Van Leer Foundation:

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November 15, 2016 at 8:07 pm

What I Just Said on that Last 3-Section Post, and Why It’s Such BASIC Info.

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Full post title of this post with shortlink: What I Just Said on that Last 3-Section Post, and Why It’s Such BASIC Info.   

And (to be honest) this post adds a closer look at Investure, LLC in Charlottesville, VA (and some of its clients), one of the subcontractors of a foundation I featured on the other post.

“That Last 3-Section Post” = the previous postWho Produced The Greenbook Initiative? And, About NGA, NCJFCJ, AFCC, Council on State Govts (Trade Associations You Should Know).  (Moved from “My Posts-Just the List,” on 10-5-2016, Expanded by 2/3rds and Posted 11/8/2016)

Fair notice to readers.  I want this published today 11/11/2016 evening (PST in the USA), and WILL be revising it within the next few days after publishing.  Feel free to comment (just submit a comment — at the bottom of a post); I am notified within 24 hours by email whenever you do.

Nov. 13, 2016 update.  I had added a significant section, and am (hereby) removing it to:From Greenbook (2000-2007 Initiative) to Wingspread 2007 Conference on DV and the Family Courts to Now (almost 2017): One Full Generation of Incestuous Nonprofit Collaborations for PRIVATE Control of How DV and Child Abuse is Handled… including a note from yesterday that I was adding the section.  I have left some footprints behind in its place though about the Wingspread Conference of 2007, and about the family / foundation that had that Frank Lloyd Wright conference center built, which has become a National Historic Landmark and a source for international meetings since 1958.

That post is next priority to post, ideally by 11/15/2016.  I discovered that a Johnson heir was recently (within the last decade) accused of molesting his teen-aged stepdaughter repeatedly over a three-year period (ages 12 – 15), complicating prosecution in Racine, Wisconsin which apparently was virtually a company town (The family even owns a Bank on Main street named after themselves).  He got off with 4 months and less than a half-slap on the wrist, for your typical billionaire.  That (my friends) is one reason this intro rather expanded, in addition to pointing out the ongoing influence of yet another major global-corporate-empire family, and a particularly “We’ll keep this under private control” one also.

WINGSPREAD CONFERENCE CENTER and the S.C. JOHNSON (et al.) FAMILY LINE (3 conference examples — besides the 2007 one on “Domestic Violence and the Family Courts” shed light on how this works, or rather how The Johnson Foundation / Wingspread Conference Center combo has been working its wonders.  Beginning and end of the illustrations marked by the this same background-color and border size and color. Again, if your cause is favored by the sponsors, you are guests of the fantastic setting and Conference Center.

This famous home doesn’t appear to have been opened to visitors other than the Conference Center attendees (family hadn’t lived their since the 1950s) until perhaps Sept. 2014, when this article announced that “Wingspread” would be added to the S.C. Johnson “Racine Campus” (another Frank Lloyd Wright design) tours.  This implies that in the meantime, it wasn’t really open for tours.  Although being a National Historic Landmark since 1989, perhaps somehow it was.  Notice all the Johnson family names (forebears) being dropped by one of the current scions.

A 2010 WordPress “historic places photo blog” provides an image:

Click image for the 6/9/2010 wordpress post. Photo labeled “Co. 2010 Bo Mackison”

Arial view of Wingspread (2009?) from SCJOHNSON.com. Click image to see

Arial view of Wingspread (2009?) from SCJOHNSON.com. Click image to see “SCJohnson, a Family Company” website description for this image and the next interior view of the fireplace.

(Click on aerial view image for corresponding article at SCJOHNSON.com).

(Click on aerial view image above for corresponding article at SCJOHNSON.com).

Also reported in Chicago Architecture (9.25.2014) (but link doesn’t open), Landmarkhunter.com (stating it was open to tours, with reservation, and more descriptions);

Frank Lloyd Wright fans now have one more Wisconsin home they can tour. Sept.26, 2014 by Frank Spychalla in “Portage Daily Register” (at WisNews.com):

“SC Johnson’s Racine campus has added tours to include Wingspread, the remarkable home designed by Wright for Herbert Fisk Johnson Jr., the third generation leader of SC Johnson, and his family.

“Wingspread has special significance for my family and I’m pleased to add it to our visitor program. For me, these structures are so much more than just buildings, they are a constant reminder of some of the bold choices my grandfather made,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO, SC Johnson. “Wright’s buildings are great architectural masterpieces and we feel a great responsibility to share his incredible work with the world.”



(Click this image for the description: Note: description reprinted by permission (co. 1977) from The Johnson Foundation, Inc.; website reads Copyright 2004-16 by Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin, Inc., and this is Fair Copyright Use.

Wingspread is the residence Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built in 1938-39 for the Herbert Fisk Johnson family. Shaped like a four-winged pinwheel, the 14,000-square-foot house balances grand spaces for social gatherings in the Great Hall with smaller, more intimate spaces in the bedroom wings. Set in a 30-acre property with a wooded ravine and a series of ponds and lagoons, Wingspread spreads elegantly across its gently rolling site – a site that Wright found “not at all stimulating before the house went up.”|| Even more than many of Wright’s earlier Prairie Houses, Wingspread seems to be the epitome of his “organic” architecture. Its four wings stretch elegantly out to embrace the prairie. Its primary materials – limestone, brick, stucco and wood – tie the house to the earth. From the center of this array of horizontals rises Wingspread’s 30-foot-high chimney, with five fireplaces on three levels. The chimney of warm brick is complemented by expanses of oak veneer, and bathed in the changing light from overhead and from the floor-to-ceiling windows that surround the Great Hall. At night the living room glows like a fire-filled lantern.

The Johnson family lived at Wingspread for 20 years in the last and largest of Wright’s Prairie Houses. Wingspread was given to the Johnson Foundation in 1959 as an educational and conference center. A formal dedication ceremony was held on June 24, 1961, at which Wright’s widow, Olgivanna, gave a brief speech.   Since 1960 the fireplaces have been the gathering spots for men, women and young people who come to Wingspread conferences from around the world. They come as guests of the Johnson Foundation to meet, plan and share ideas that will make a difference on behalf of the public good. National Public Radio, the National Endowment for the Arts and the initial blueprint for arms control all had their roots in Wingspread conferences.   Wingspread was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1989… [all emphases — bold, underlining or italics — added. //LGH]]

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November 11, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Who Produced The Greenbook Initiative? And, About NGA, NCJFCJ, AFCC, Council on State Govts (Trade Associations You Should Know). (Moved from “My Posts-Just the List” on 10-5-2016, Expanded by 2/3rds and Posted 11/8/2016)

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Election Day USA, Polls are closed, I’m calling it a day — and posting this 17,000– 18,500-word post, the first since Oct. 2015 (not including updates or revisions to previous posts).  Feedback welcome via comments! //LGH.

Full post title of this post with shortlink: Who Produced The Greenbook Initiative? And, About NGA, NCJFCJ, AFCC, Council on State Govts (Trade Associations You Should Know).  (Moved from “My Posts-Just the List,” on 10-5-2016, Expanded by 2/3rds and Posted 11/8/2016)

Title updated for accuracy 11/10/2016.

By the time I am putting information on a Table of Contents Post this long after realizing that post should be primarily — the table of contents — you can guarantee I consider it vital information. So, this post does hold valuable and commonly overlooked information, formerly at the top of my sticky “Table of Contents” post, the one labeled essentially “My Posts — Just the List (2014 backwards).”  (Full title & link of that “Sticky” post is My Posts, Just the List (June 29, 2014..back to Sept. 24, 2012.  From Jan. 23, 2016 forward now available @ “Table of Contents 2016 ONLY” Post)  FYI, “shortlink” urls from WordPress posts appear to be case-sensitive.)

It appears WordPress was not designed to handle posts this long or with so many links (obviously as a Table of Contents contains one link per post — and I have hundreds of posts, and some abstracts, and underneath that “tags”) in combination with different tables of tax returns as I added in the front material earlier.  (Below, I displayed tax returns, which come in table format) as well as other format changes (below, I displayed logos and quotes regarding, in particular, about “The Greenbook:  Effective Interventions in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Cases | Guidelines for Policy and Practice” and the subsequent nationwide public/private project lasting approximately 2000 – 2008 and named after it, i.e., The Greenbook Initiative.  

Motto under the logo reads

Motto under the logo reads “SAFETY – STABILITY- WELL-BEING.” “Well-Being” is also a specific phrase (sound-byte) which has been incorporated into titles of a trade-marked type of model court (Miami Child Well-Being Court(™)), of Centers within University (Princeton: Center for Child Well-Being; Columbia: Center for Research on Father and Child Well-Being)… In other words, the noun-phrase “Well-Being” usually combined with the word “Child” or “Family”) has a general, common English use, and positive understanding, but among social work, court, and certain other types of  professionals, more application-specific meanings which may miss the public understanding UNLESS they study how these things are organized, set up for pilot programming– evaluation — replication — and promulgation. [end caption by blogger “LGH”]]

Blog Housekeeping, Interior Design vs. Construction/Expansion with a Multi-Tasking Workforce of One = “WYSIWYG” (What you See is What You Get).

My top priority just now isn’t cleaning up lost format from this migratory front matter, but cleaning up and making clearly available my two main “Table of Contents” Pages.   I have decided to publish this again as a shorter post,** “as-is” ; some of the formatting has been lost since.  When I do, a link will be provided on the originating page.

**This “shorter post, as-is” section occurs after the “longer introduction” in two basic parts.  First, it’s time to check out one of the Greenbook Initiative “Foundations Partners,” and what other activities it’s been into over time — and that’s the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.  When that is better understood, we may have a better idea what EMCF is doing here, and not too expect too much from the Greenbook Initiative, regardless of what it may be promising.

Then, posted second, but written first, I make a strong statement about the Greenbook and its Initiative from a battered woman’s, custody-challenged single mother perspective, incorporating that we are post-PRWORA, which these “Guidelines” and “Interventions” studiously avoid writing about or even referencing in their for-public-consumption on-line studies.  This perspective starts noting the two Greenbook authors, and a 2006 tribute to one of them, Susan Schechter, and you will see an image (with link) like this, and this link also repeated at that time:

Past and Present| A  Tribute to Susan Schechter: The Visions and Struggles of the Battered Women’s Movement” by Fran S. Danis, U Missouri-Columbia, as shown at NCDSV.org. Footer reads

Author’s Note: The author acknowledges the helpful feedback of Jeffrey Edleson on an earlier draft of this article.


That section with my strong statement is also labeled:= = = >




RE: Formatting in the migrated (“shorter post, as-is” bottom section): Paragraph separations and some quotations were lost somehow during updates, or browser refreshes, possibly.  The material moved,  in slightly-cleaned-up “as-is” format is labeled below, but again, first I am making another strong statement about my issues with the entire concept behind The Greenbook (1999) and subsequent (2000-2008 roughly) Greenbook Initiative and why I believe all people concerned with the issues it offers guidelines for should be aware of the potential “vested interests” conflict of interests and — overall– intentional, deliberate, and effective concealment of the HHS federal incentives grants intended to affect the family court systems.

In fact the family court system should be assessed with a failing grade IF the concern is about Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment, and given both its track records, and origins and even intentions (as also reflected in the founding actions and historic statements of organization “AFCC” (loosely speaking, the Illinois-domicile, Wisconsin mailing address organization whose tax return is included on this post, and about which my blog has so much to say) are taken into account — which they should be!  I see the entire Greenbook Initiative (and underlying Greenbook), when its publishers and conveners and partners are taken as a whole, to consist in large part of ‘damage control” as damages were beginning to surface with the family court’s handling (as they intended to appropriate and handle) domestic violence and child abuse cases in particular.

Also, on the macro level, it also is consistent with intentions to continue centralizing and coordinating entire subject matters (as “Outflanking National Sovereignty through Functionalism” has described and was outlined for implementation, decades — like about five decades — earlier).  That is, the overall intention is privatized government for international alignment, whether in name or in practice only. A reminder:  corporations can be multinational, but national governments (or as we’d call it in the USA, “Federal”) cannot.  One of the innate features of privatization is the ability to over-ride jurisdictional lines, and “stealth strategy” to pre-plan standardization for “local” jurisdictions, simultaneously if possible, of desired governmental structural reforms.

Another natural consequences of privatizing the setting of guidelines, practices, and how to re-write legislation (or administrative rules to effect similar results where that’s not possible) is that public receipts from taxation of citizens are not traceable.  They move in too many places, and back and forth among the nonprofits and their larger backers, with the administrative burden and cost on the public — who as true stakeholders, deserve the most to know where the money extracted from them is being disbursed — to do the impossible, i.e., scrutinize the tax returns, website declarations, connect the dots, and decide where to seek more documentation, do so, then act on it as required.

(1) Greenbook Initiative “Evaluation Partner,” Avon-heiress-based, +/- Billion-Dollar Assets, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (“EMCF”), and Its Other Friends and Sponsors besides FVPF & NCJFCJ.

  • Preface Section — what is “EDC, Inc.” doing here as Evaluation Partner? Their focus is international development, and their funding is also international in origin as an UNESCO-designated “Associate NGO” and a USAID-designated “Private Voluntary Organization” (Volunteering after the $159M/annual contributions, that is??)
  • This section precedes the detailing of Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

The list of GreenBk Initiative Partners:  Excepting the Federal Agencies at the top, here’s where “EMCF” fits in:


<==The heading “foundation partners” doesn’t describe the function the foundations played in the partnership, although the other two headings “Technical Assistance” and “Evaluation” do describe the function.

Presumably, “foundation partners” would be helping FUND or SPONSOR it, like the federal ones, but this is not specified, which shows a lack of basic labeling classification/ organization skills.  That is also FYI “Editing 101.”
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For Example, speaking of the rebirth of Detroit as a “UNESCO Design City,” A. Alfred Taubman, Philanthropy + Price-Fixing, Strip Malls, Sotheby’s Scandal with Felony Conviction, and Major Philanthropy to Major Universities

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An informal post serving to move the “for example” material off another one, not intended to be a complete story on the subject in question.  Just a little “FYI” and For Example.”

For Example, speaking of the rebirth of Detroit as a “UNESCO Design City,”  A. Alfred Taubman, Philanthropy + Price-Fixing, Strip Malls, Sotheby’s Scandal with Felony Conviction, and Major Philanthropy to Major Universities

(Actually a few weeks ago I was looking into and writing on the UNESCO DESIGN CITY topic.  Those posts are much more detailed than this one.  The current point of reference for letting this one even be posted is, from “About the Language and Length (Notes on Writing Style from TOC 2014 post)(a “sticky” post)  is that you can learn a lot about famous individuals from their NYT obituaries.  By the time someone famous and their associated philanthropic // corporate activities decade after decade, hits their 80s, or 90s, and breathes their last, there is bound to by an interesting story behind it, reflecting on what we value MOST in America, namely, those who have money, and how ready we are to compromise principles when offered some of it for a favorite project.

A. Alfred Taubman was just one example, and I’d gone pretty far into who funded the rehab of the famous landmark, GM’s “Argonaut” building, before realizing who this gentleman was as a white-collar crook, somewhere between Sotheby’s and Christie’s in London.

Another thing that continues to come up is how much the wealthy love their art collections, and how much those artists need the wealthy to consume their art.  This has been of course throughout history (including when some of that wealth, obviously, was obtained under the name of one major world religion, or another, or the competition for “customers” between them)…

One thing that continues to come up is that some of these American success stories supplemented at least some of their wealth as white-collar crooks — but the public somehow still feels indebted to them —  and is in some sectors, including the University sector — when some of the proceeds from that robbing of others, is donated to public institutions which, it’s expected, will of course not in their own communications, highlight the criminal aspects of said individuals.

If I haven’t expressed that clearly enough, just read the following example, and see what comes to mind, with a person who did jail time (not much!!) before getting back to the partying with famous friends, and STILL gets a major design center in the high-profile redemption (??) of the City of Detroit from its urban nightmares…

References to the Alfred E. Taubman Design Center in GM’s donated building, The Argonaut.  A. Alfred Taubman is the official I was thinking of.  

  • Inside the Argonaut: Detroit’s Creative Hub 11/24/2015 in “MoldedMedia” MJ GALBRAITH | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015.  Regarding the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Creative Design inside CCS (College for Creative Studies in Detroit).  


It started over dinner — just two friends meeting without an agenda. Still, when it’s Rick Rogers, president of the College for Creative Studies, and Matt Cullen, then head of global real estate for General Motors and current president and chief operating officer of Rock Ventures, a casual aside about CCS looking for more space as it outgrew its campus snowballs into GM gifting the college a genuine Detroit architectural masterwork, the 760,000-square-foot Argonaut Building. Suddenly, CCS had more square footage in one building than it did on its original Walter and Josephine Ford campus.

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