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My Posts, Just the List (June 29, 2014..back to Sept. 24, 2012, and from Jan. 23, 2016 forward)

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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 post has two separate Tables of Contents:

(1) For 2016 only (below introductory text), as of June 4 it has twenty-six entries, and

(2) from June 29, 2014 (top of table) backwards, at this point, only to Sept. 24, 2012), with many more.

  • 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.

*Because this blog was started to talk about what no other blog, that I could find, was publicizing and explaining in the context of the family courts. I am frequently explaining and teaching terms, concepts, and a basic system vocabulary for things that have not been talked about.  This makes for longer posts, but connecting description to examples, I believe, makes for better understanding than debating the “causes” as legitimate as many of the causes are.  When it comes to “causes,” I look at who’s promoting what, and how this has been organized, networked, and as possible, financed by the public (often unknowingly financing both sides of any ongoing debate).  Having identified that, I look at what it’s been doing to our concepts of “justice” through the long-term, planned, and deliberate shifting of priorities away from due process and (it seems) towards ordering diversionary services (therapies).
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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.

Do not wait on main stream press to expose this deceit, and anticipate, if no reasonable answer to it can be given, for the responses to take the nature of implications on the presenter’s character (this one’s a Harvard grad and economics teacher, which may make it a little harder), or characterizing that as “conspiracy theory.”  If you don’t want to engage, watch what happens to people who do engage, and notice the responses — whether character-based, dismissal based, “not-an-expert” based, or simply silence.  SILENCE only works up to a point.  Sooner or later, some things get out there, and then tactics for silencing intelligent discussion on it have to change. Seeing it happen is, well, almost entertaining. [<==This and preceding paragraph added during 9/7/2016 blog format review].

This post also has some discussions on and links to  Title IV of Social Security Act, which relates more directly to family court matters, and under which the “gender issue” as federal policy is exposed. [<=sentence slightly revised 9/7/2016 during blog format review]

[Link to “Title IV” — scroll down to see what are parts IV-A, B,(C), D and E:    Title IV-A {{BLOCK GRANTS TO STATES FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES}},IV-B {{CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES Subparts 1: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program and 2: Promoting Safe and Stable Families [PSSF]}}, IV-C {{repealed}}, IV-D {{CHILD SUPPORT AND ESTABLISHMENT OF PATERNITY, including, for example, such invasive record-keeping bureaucracy as these:***}} and last but not least, IV-E {{FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO STATES FOR FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION ASSISTANCE}}

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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:

  • SHAOHANNAH’S HOPE (later “SHOWHOPE”)
  • CONGRESSIONAL COALITION ON ADOPTION INSTITUTE (“CCAI”)
  • CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS (“CAFO”)
  • ASSOCIATION OF FORMER INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS (“AFIO”)

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
NIGHTLIGHT CHRISTIAN ADOPTIONS  FULLERTON CA 92831-3846 ORANGE 081794034 $ 5,893,123

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

ORGANIZATION NAME STATE YEAR FORM PAGES TOTAL ASSETS EIN
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…

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ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
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:

  • JURISDICTION sets RIGHTS.
  • 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)


Preface:

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. 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..


There has to be a way to check facts and assemble a workable theory that doesn’t entail slavery for most and freedom for some.  That alone is an ECONOMIC matter, a COMMERCE matter, and as such, has to be dealt with — what are these courts really for?  We can say “kids for cash” and “stop child-trafficking” til we are blue in the face, but sooner or later such things as the murder/suicide of Georgia Senator Nancy Schaeffer and her husband — which was most likely NOT anything close to a murder/suicide — has to be dealt with.

As do the troublesome indicators such as The Franklin Coverup (Nebraska, Senator John DeCamp reported on on, which tied in foster care, Boys Town (Omaha), financial institutions (Countrywide), DRUGS, and blackmail of politicians.  Plus murder and some absolutely horrific and blood-chilling circumstances — in the heartland of America.  This particular scenario (Franklin) was also tied by some to Los Angeles and the drug trade.

What happened? How did it happen?

We are seeking fundamentals here.  Here’s one interpretation — the US Government has been so outsourced to private (military-type) contractors it hardly exists any more, let alone as “sovereign.”  

The following author back in 2002 pointed out that privatizing government services (particularly, military and federal agency database and accounting technology) in this manner excuses the truly bad behavior of the contractors which are not held to the government standards; that’s no accident!  I have since run across writings such as “Outflanking the Nation-State:  David Mitrany and the Origins of the Functionalism Approach to the New World Order” (3/15/2015 in “ConspiracyArchive.com”) which make so much sense when I consider the state of the various federal databases (and many state-level ones also) I’ve been dealing with over time, and in general.

Note: my referencing VoxNews here and quoting it doesn’t mean I endorse all the articles.  I just took a quick look and there’s no question that it’s speaking from a Partisan (anti-Republican Party) perspective, although I do see a lot I might want to revisit later and read..The tone is a little disturbing.  However, the article below, I’ve read around this topic from more than one source.  What it’s saying is entirely plausible…).

{Caption to Uri Dowbenko article also reads]: “CIA = Knights of the Evil Empire” incorporated into that logo}

One person’s interpretation of U.S. GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN CHILD SEXUAL SLAVERY” (DynCorps, Lockheed, HUD, DoD, missing billions / trillions, etc.)  © Copyright 2002, Uri Dowbenko. All rights reserved.

Dynacorp, the massive US military and intelligence PRIVATE government contractor does assassinations, child prostitution and any other illegal perversions that the US Government can think of and pay for, maybe even some for free. 
by Uri Dowbenko

Dirty Tricks, Inc.:
The DynCorp-Government Connection

Organized White-Collar Crime is the absolute essence of Mega-Corporate-Government Business.

As Jim Hougan wrote in his landmark book, Spooks: The Haunting of America – The Private Use of Secret Agents, “With their cultural and career investments in upholding the stereotype of the Mafia as the vehicle of organized crime, the public and the press have generally failed to grasp the felonious nature of the outfit’s WASP counterparts on the Big Board. Whereas some petty hoodlums put out contracts on individuals, the multinationals have begun to place contracts on entire countries (for example, ITT versus Chile). With that difference, their operational styles are similar: offshore laundries used to wash bribes paid in clandestine support of a sales effort designed to create and satisfy the potentially lethal addictions of their would be customers. Whether the product is heroin or Starfighter jets, the result is often the same: profits that corrupt and impoverishÖ In short it appears that some multinationals had evolved into genuinely criminal enterprises.” (p. 441)

Likewise, outsourcing State Terrorism is the fastest growing segment of the US Government market. In fact, white-collar criminal activities, like Federal IT, or Information Technology, which involves “privatizing” the financial database management of government agencies, accounts for some of the most lucrative contracts available anywhere on earth.
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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

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This post began with the Port Authority, but migrated to include a lot on Detroit through the reporting of a certain journal originally out of New York, but then (on picking up some more foundation funding — 5 ones were mentioned specifically, but I believe Rockefeller was one of the first — started a quarterly print magazine (B/W) called “The Next American City” which didn’t make ends meet, that is much anyhow.

It later moved to Philadelphia in a classy central building, and became primarily an on-line, daily, and with long-form articles.  The article I saw recommended that the Port Authority of NY/NJ  be “killed” that is, let to die a natural death and replaced by separate authorities of the respective states. Naturally, I started asking questions about that journal.


Post currently 14,000 words after I decided to break down the College for Creative Studies Tax Returns showing their involvement as a Real Estate Developer (also in the Detroit Creative Center Corridor), That Mini-Section marked off by this background-color, in addition to this section of same background-color referencing the redevelopment of the Argonaut Building:  And 15,800 after I decided to speak up about a HUD intermediary rejoicing in the Argonaut Project.
WHY: Many Colleges receive state tax-exempt bonds (this one did, in 2008) and are involved in construction and beneficiaries of public funds in a big way (i.e., tuition help for their students). The Argonaut Building in Detroit was formerly occupied by General Motors; when GM moved, it stood vacant (derelict?) 1999-2008 until it was donated to the CCS, enabling major expansion. The public who was betrayed by the bankruptcy soon after (2011?) and in general by the deteriorating infrastructure, was then hit on some more for redeveloping it, which seems to be “the way of the world” for developed countries these day, at least this one, the USA.
The Argonaut Building, renamed in 2009 the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education (originally the Argonaut, or General Motors Research Laboratory), is a large office building located at 485 West Milwaukee Avenue in the New Center area of DetroitMichigan, across the street from Cadillac Place. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]
This image is from

This image is from “EnterpriseCommunity.com” (Click on color photo of top of the building to access)

Other links to Argonaut Building in this Redevelopment Context:

From Michigan.gov (SHPO — State Historic Preservation Office) …

From “Enterprise.com of which the umbrella corp. seems to be nonprofit “Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.” (About us page) This brings up the “NMTC” (New Market Tax Credits), HUD, Pay for Success, LISC and other topics which, bottom line, the public’s tax receipts, ongoing, is the bottom line to ensure we stay strapped for cash flow and asset-poor, while paying the federal government ot play favorites, ensure a continual supply of LOW-INCOME, ASSETS-POOR people to fill their development projects… or redevelopment projects, after the prior neighborhood deterioration was in bad enough condition that ANY change would be welcomed, rather than abandoned buildings and a high crime rate to go with them.

ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY PARTNERS, Inc., “LISC” and HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TAKE HUD Section 4 grants and pass-through.  Enterprise, however has so many “related organizations” and apparently passes through some of its grants (I’d have to check Schedule I Grants with Schedule R Part II, “Related Tax-Exempts” to double-check), that, from a home base of Maryland, its controlling housing development, and less than obviously to people who don’t follow the tax returns.  No wonder the collective assets are so high.  Incidentally, without belaboring this situation, for the top row (latest year shown below), $55M of its $69M Program Revenues were “CONTRIBUTIONS.  Of those, most were government grants (compare to Part VIII, Statement of Revenues for exact details):
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ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
Enterprise Community Partners MD 2014 990 304 $264,581,345.00 52-1231931
Enterprise Community Partners MD 2013 990 76 $241,632,111.00 52-1231931
Enterprise Community Partners MD 2012 990 55 $206,179,000.00 52-1231931

(Part III, Page 2, Purpose):

TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW AND MODERATE-INCOME PEOPLE THROUGH AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND DIVERSE, THRIVING COMMUNITIES ENTERPRISE PROVIDES DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL AND EXPERTISE TO CREATE DECENT, AFFORDABLE HOMES AND TO REBUILD COMMUNITIES SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE ORGANIZATION TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE GRANTS FOR THEIR OPERATIONS, SHORT-TERM LOANS RANGING FROM WORKING CAPITAL LINES TO PREDEVELOPMENT, ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION LOANS, TECHNICAL SERVICES AND TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Enterprise is primarily government-funded, presumably HUD. As you can see, its Total Assets grew $58M in two years. Basically, HUD, or rather, CONGRESS, is saying, “we want the resources to go into nationalized nonprofits which will determine who gets what in local communities” –> but what about WHO FINANCES HUD?  Some of those “low and moderate-income people” through their taxes.  

WHAT’S SO OFF WITH THAT MODEL?  To understand requires an understanding of how communities get to the point of needing “rebuilding” in the first place, and relates to the topic of governmental reporting to each other through CAFRs, but to the public deliberately only speaking (primarily) in terms of “deficit” referring to the GENERAL FUND and BASIC GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.  That requires an understanding of the level (and complete immorality) of  Publlic/Private collusion to NOT talk about just how many assets are available to fund government debt (or maintain its infrastructure) and collusion ALSO in calling a municipal corporation (which Detroit is) “Bankrupt” when it’s not really.  The “Bankrupt” refers to part — not collective — Municipal Corporation holdings.  (7/20/2013, by Clint Richardson/”RealityBloger”) Detroit: The Latest Bankrupcy Lies”  Has a copy of the Year 2011-2012 City of Detroit CAFR and explanation of the nature of the deceit.  (Did you, for example, know that Detroit got a new City Charter in 2011?) 

Its “Part VIIA employees total an outrageous $10M salaries (I’ve never seen so many officers — with many being paid over $200K each — on a Board of directors).  it was organized in 1980, and legal domicile is, let’s put it this way — within commuting distance of Washington, D.C.  Here are its Schedule R (ECP controlled) Tax-Exempt Organizations.  Note, there are also other Schedule R organizations, in other Schedule-R sections.  The tax return shows 304 pp because they listed their grants, 1 recipient per page instead of on the IRS form which provides for blank lines of about 10/page.  Annoying….

Apart from the first one, all are labeled “Affordable Housing”, and all (incl. first one) are “Directly controlled” by ECP, Inc. See these in chart form on the last page (page 304) of the latest return:

(1) ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND INC 11000 broken land parkway 700 COLUMBIA, MD 21044 52-0192004

(1)ENTERPRISE HOME OWNERSHIP PARTNERS INC 600 wilshire blvd LOS ANGELES, CA 90017 31-1737642

(2) EHOP- DALLAS INC 500 akard street DALLAS, TX 75201 72-1590088

(3) NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP HOUSING DEVELOP 1 WHITEHALL STREET NEWYORK, NY 10004 13-3811616

(4) ENTERPRISE MARYLAND LLC 11000 broken land parkway 700 COLUMBIA, MD 21044 26-3262997

(5)IACENTERPRISE NEHEMIAH DEVELOPMENT 11000 broken land parkway 700 COLUMBIA, MD 21044 52-1742031

(6)CORNERSTONE HOUSING CORPORATION 11000 broken land parkway 700 COLUMBIA, MD 21044 52-1742293

(7)CITY HOMES INC 11000 broken land parkway 700 COLUMBIA, MD 21044 52-1479114

(8) ENTERPRISE ADVISORS INC 11000 broken land parkway 700 COLUMBIA, MD 21044 27-3846733

(9)Affordable Housing Solutions Inc 11000 broken land parkway 700 Columbia, MD 21044 35-2389470

(10) enterprise community investment inc 11000 broken land parkway columbia, MD 21044 52-1206840

From Michigan’s “LARA” (also referenced below regarding College of Creative Sciences Mini-Section) — where you look up Business Entity names, types, and dates of organization:

Entity Name ID Number Type
ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND, INC. 902354 Corporation [Formed* in 2006]
ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY PARTNERS, INC. 902975 Corporation [Formed in 2006]
ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY PARTNERS, INC. 900578 Corporation [Formed in 1985]

*Formed (I added those phrases) means organized as a Maryland business to do business in Michigan.

Put another way, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. “Competes” with only two other intermediary organizations, for HUD money appropriated under  Section 4 of an Act dated 1993.  The fiscal year starting Sept. 2015 (?), the “NOFA” amount to be awarded (split three ways) was a minimum of $35,000,000 — for that year, and for four-year projects.

See Description under last year’s NOFA (Notice of Funds Availability I guess) from HUD:  This is about Capacity-Building, and they want to strengthen the so-called “Community Development” Housing developers, financers, and providers.  Minor detail — they don’t need to be locally controlled, as we see from ECPartners, Inc., above’s list of “Controlled Entities.”  ECP is serving as a pass-through from HUD to, basically, its own corporate offspring.

Essentially, while using the word “LOCAL” (part of the title of ‘LISC” — Local Initiatives Support Corporation) and ‘Community” repeatedly (the money is passed through to a certain kind of nonprofits), the ACTUAL CONTROL of the housing development is in three corporations, ALL of them East of the Mississippi (I.e., in States on the East Coast of the USA), and, ultimately — because that’s who could pull the plug, should it determine to — the federal government:

[This info could be obtained a number of different places, but this time was from a 25-page pdf:  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=2015capbldg4nofa.pdf, the quote is bottom of “Page 4” referring to document footer numbering //LGH]]

B. Authority.

The Capacity Building program is authorized by Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-120, 107 Stat. 1148, 42 U.S.C. 9816 note), as amended. The funding made available through this NOFA is authorized by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Public Law 113-235, approved December 16, 2014).

II. Award Information. A. Available Funds.

HUD is making available through this NOFA $35,000,000 for Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4).

Additional funds may become available for award under this NOFA as a result of HUD’s efforts to recapture unused funds, use carryover funds, or because of the availability of additional appropriated funds. Use of these funds will be subject to statutory constraints. All awards are subject to the applicable funding restrictions described in the General Section and to those contained in this NOFA.

Of the $35,000,000 available for the Section 4 Capacity Building Program at least $5,000,000 shall be made available for rural capacity building activities.

B. Number of Awards.
HUD expects to make approximately 3 awards from the funds available under this NOFA 

For why “3 awards,” see next image (the related pdf copies 4 pages of text from the above link):

hud-pdf-from-2015-showing-authority-amounts-and-3-grantees-for-sectn4-%22capacity-building%22-grants-35m-total-that-year-pp7-10-of-pdf-only hud-pdf-from-2015-showing-authority-amounts-and-3-grantees-for-sectn4-%22capacity-building%22-grants-35m-total-that-year-pp7-10-of-pdf-only <==click for full-sized image, plus 3 more pp.


From “CrainsDetroit” (before the Tax Credits Bill for this project, and others, was signed by former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm), “Tax credit legislation for Broderick Tower, Taubman Center for Design awaits governor’s signature (Article shows a $3M cap per year in tax credits per project.  That’s a lot of tax credits, still!) 12/22/2009…

Hmm.  Keith Crain I noticed is on the board of that College for Creative Studies, who are now in that A. Alfred Taubmen Center.  Wiki on Crain Communications (with a flag, “reads like an ad” but also has a footnote to interesting, though possibly not fully current, “FundingUniverse” history of the publication:

G D. Crain died in 1973 and was succeeded by his widow, Gertrude Crain, who chaired the company until 1996. Under her watch, the company grew to have 27 newspapers and magazines.[5] Son Keith Crain replaced her as chairman in 1997. Following his father’s death, Rance Crain became president of Crain Communications in 1974.[4]  Crain now has about 30 business, trade and consumer publications and related Web sites in North America, Europe and Asia.[6] The company currently has over 850 employees in 14 locations spanning the United States, Europe and Asia.

In 2001 the company relocated its corporate headquarters to the Brewery Park complex on Gratiot Avenue in downtown Detroit, as part of a move to consolidate its Detroit-based employees into one facility.[7]

…and from one of the contractors involved, “Wallbridge” (see their “About Us/Overview” for more info): Dec. 2010, Lansing, MI:  Governor Honors Argonaut Rehabilitation ; Detroit Free Press “Detroit Spotlighted for Opportunity Finance Network” (/21/2015);


(WHERE POST STARTED AS FIRST PUBLISHED – – – – – – )

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (“MEDC”) and with it, the “Michigan Strategic Fund” (“MSF”) came up in this post when looking at the Port Authority situation led to an article by NEXTCITY.org, which led to the illuminating information that UNESCO has ac/claimed Detroit as the first USA “City of Design.” (“DC3”) a project which involves Business Leaders for Michigan (“BLFM”) and the College for Creative Sciences (“CCS”).

I found out more on how our state universities — which are public institutions — are getting globalized, in “GAIA” at Rutgers. that is “Global Advancement and International Affairs.”  This is hooked into the US Department of State, and it’s moving fast forward along a certain model, with the prestigious “*.edu” website justifying the process.

(more, when link becomes active, at “…(GAIA at Rutgers, Obama Admin’s “YALI” + the reticent-to-explain-itself nonprofit “IREX,” and a Quick Primer/Refresher on The World Bank and IMF)” which represents only about half the full post title, which starts with “Gender Wars” (stemming from the GAIA reference, obviously no accident in acronyms).

Obviously that won’t all fit on one post, but this is an introduction of the various topics and their relationship to each other and to why we should protest the continued takeover of center cities by public/private partnerships which existed before those city centers fell apart.

My, oh, my, the drill-down of the involved parties get real interesting…it looks like the people that were running things (state-wide) LONG before Detroit, and parts of Michigan, went economically belly-up, had prepared to take over the reconstruction of the broken-down city centers and transforming them into new, glamorously and politically-correct (if you’re a fan of NWO and UN taking over the USA) PR-friendly labels, with a token gesture to keeping jobs local.


Shortlink to last post published 8/25/2016==> “Case in Point, NEVER skip the Business 501(c)3  Entity Lookups, and Watch the “Fiscal Agent” organizations! (Edward Charles Foundation, Fiscal Agent to “FreedomAdvocates” and, apparently, the Stars (post begun 7/3/2016)

Shortlink to this post ==>”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” (A “shortlink” here is like WordPress’s version of “tinyurl.com.”  The link contains letters which appear to be case-sensitive).

PortauthorityNYNJConf.com” shows upcoming 9/21/2016 CUNY (City University of NY) conference for Construction Industry, “Building Relationships for Lasting Success” and talking about the major reconstruction/development projects with this Port Authority

Shortlink to next intended (but not guaranteed) post; the link will become active (regardless of title) when it’s published follows up on NextCity as a nonprofit and its five-named foundation financiers: How  501©3 “The Next American City,” with help from at least Five BIG Foundations, lost its “American,” while Devastated Detroit’s DESIGN is Anointed by UNESCO, This post references the UNESCO “Name It and Claim it” habit as endorsed by public/private partnerships — regarding the City of Detroit and explores some of “DC3” the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, which came up in the context of a 2014  article by “Next City, Inc.” on the politics affecting transportation networks regarding this Port Authority of NY/NJ.

A subsequent post called Did Regionalism under Public/Private Partnerships Help Detroit the First Time Around?  A Look at MEDC, MSF, and Recent Gubernatorial EROs (Exec. Reorganization Orders) came from my noticing how Gubernatorial “Executive Reorganization Orders” (EROs) — lots of them in this century — started setting up new boards, and re-arranging the power to distribute grants set up under a year 2000 Michigan Trust Fund.   The takeover,. in other words, has been progressive and it looks like we have to keep a closer eye (state by state) on the shift in state laws also, particularly (as it happens in Michigan) under Chapter 125:  “PLANNING, HOUSING AND ZONING.”


Below, I also look again within the State of NJ CAFRs for how this Port Authority is classified (it’s as a Joint Venture) and remind us that CAFRs report things news media doesn’t — and are free to look at, the chief investment being of one’s time, and humility (for most people, I’ll bet) of seeing with your own eyes some of the accounting tricks of the trade, and, particularly, vocabulary used to describe the public (entity) projects, at a minimum.  They are self-descriptions of how and for how much the reporting entity is organized, and what entities are underneath it, and how classified.  That’s valuable information when there’s an issue with ANY of the component, blended, or discrete units within a government entity filing a report.  Despite their length, they are good BASIC information…
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Agenda 21 Lawsuit AGAINST| FISCAL AGENTS |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)

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See also preceding post, published yesterday 8/22/2016, “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)”  I am in the process of moving the pipeline of in-production posts into public view.  This information intersects both at UNESCO and Rutgers and through the question — why that fiscal agent (Edward Charles Foundation) to process contributions, and why, as it turns out, that registered agent, too?  

Shortlink to THIS post:  Agenda 21 Lawsuit AGAINST| FISCAL AGENTS |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)

See also shortlink to next post (being published 8/24/2016) “Case in Point, NEVER skip the Business 501(c)3  Entity Lookups, and Watch the “Fiscal Agent” organizations! (Edward Charles Foundation, Fiscal Agent to “FreedomAdvocates” and, apparently, the Stars (post begun 7/3/2016)” <==<== This post looks more at Edward Charles Foundation and at Freedom Advocates tax returns, and shows a different name used by the latter for the IRS filing than at the State level, as well as that Freedom Advocates only filed in 2006 and 2008, that I can see.  ECF is how I found out about the Whitaker Initiative for short, in part looking for its contributions to “Peace Foundation” business entity, not found).  Meanwhile, the original incarnation (name) for the Whitaker Institute showed a website “peacearth.org” (no longer valid), while a Form 990-N, which has a blank for “website” in 2012 showed “none.” Odd, for an organization talking about the media campaigns it is running overseas and as part of original articles of incorporation statement of intended activities.


Forest Whitaker as an Academy-award-winning actor, I don’t think anyone could speak against it being deserved.  He’s got the body of work over time in film after film.  If I had a choice to see a film between, say,  Tom Cruise or Forest Whitaker, I’d pick the latter every time, because the film — not just the acting — would be worth seeing.  He seems to have real heart, to pick meaningful topics, and is obviously a great communicator, in many ways an actor for these times.

So I have had a little trouble coming out with the information on these posts, but — to be honest — the information is relevant.  Promoting world peace and engaging in convoluted financial arrangements between multiple name- AND address-changing nonprofits and for-profits just does not add up.  What’s peaceful or sustainable about engaging in inappropriate fiscal behavior at home, that is in these US-registered entities?  The backlighting on this one casts some shadows, in my opinion, on the credibility of the up-front declarations of what is really intended here.  Also, as pointed out, what is the point of raising money in So Cal under these conditions and sending it to a New Jersey State University (Rutgers) and for an “Institute” which doesn’t seem to have its own fiscal identity, and where the cash flow accountability would, most likely, get lost in transit.


At UN, Forest Whitaker calls on leaders to ensure benefits of global goals ‘touch everyone’ (Breaking News — April 21, 2016 — from UN News Service):

I have some objections to how the Sustainable Goals Agenda is being pursued by an organization bearing his name, let alone the concept of one-world government as determined by the United Nations and these goals.   This post documents some of that “HOW” with my basic, volunteer toolkit (time and access to a computer and the internet, and some very basic public databases).

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocate Forest Whitaker, addresses the General Assembly High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the SDGs. UN Photo/Loey Felipe (quote, below):

I also believe that if Mr. Whitaker is truly concerned about the “Sustainable Development” goals including gender equality for everyone, that is, including women, then he ought to speak up here at home (the USA) against the misogynist social services policy targeting low-income black males in urban communities and involving them in   or using them as subject matter for social science R&D in the myriad HHS-funded court-connected nonprofits which are unmonitored, basically unregulated, ongoing, and under-reported, affecting our family court systems with a view towards privatization of services and removing children from, or reducing children’s time with, nonviolent, competent mothers who are not staying married or living with the fathers of these children.  (Title IV-D and Title IV-A programming involves partial, grammatical propaganda reducing the use of the word “mother” or “motherhood” as a positive value regarding children except in federally-approved family structures.  At their essence and in their origins, these programs were BOTh racist and sexist (and elitist), as per the 1965 Moynihan Report, still popular today.

He talks about “Peace and Reconciliation” but I am still not reconciled to federally-funded quasi-religion in the form of fatherhood.gov or, more recently, ‘FRPN.org“!

At UN, Forest Whitaker calls on leaders to ensure benefits of global goals ‘touch everyone’

21 April 2016 – Peacebuilding advocate and Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker addressed world leaders today at the United Nations, asking them to ensure that the benefits of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can touch everyone worldwide.

Last September, UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which features the 17 global goals to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

As Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation for the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as well as one of 17 SDG advocates appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in January, Forest Whitaker took to the podium of the UN General Assembly at the opening of a High Level Thematic Debate on achieving the goals.

The Agenda deals with hunger, eliminate it, eliminating poverty, educating our people, allowing women to have complete gender rights along with everyone.“[I wanted to get leaders] to, in an inclusive way, have the people themselves help to push forward these SDGs, to give the individuals this concept that they need to have of empowerment to know that they actually can make a difference and make a change in some of these motions,” Mr. Whitaker said at a press conference.

 

File the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (“WPDI”), along with my related post which starts telling of this UN/UNESCO-affiliated story through the tax return of its fiscal agent organization the “Edward Charles Foundation”, under apparently Noble, Worthy, “Who could Protest That?” or at least UN-by-way-of-UNESCO-Sustainable Development-Endorsed, Causes to the tune of Weird Supporting Foundation Fiscal Behavior)  


Before a look at the website’s self-descriptions under “Our Leaders” and “Our Work,” ….

Image from “WPDI.org,” main subject of this post.

http://wpdi.org/our-leadership Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, Inc.

Weird choice of registered agent too.  The light-blue background section at top, shows the evidence and in simple terms, how I came across it today, August, 23, 2016.  The rest of the post was written July 2, 2016, almost two months ago.

Don’t miss also two tables at the very bottom of this post; I rarely do this, but have in my own efforts to keep the related organizations and timeline straight, posted ALL available links from the California Registry of Charitable Trusts on this organization, showing the “from Zero to $1.4M” revenues in a single year (2013)* — and not showing revenues received, probably, before that from the Edward J. Charles Foundation as its fiscal agent.  [*Year and amount corrected post-publication to reflect 2013, not 2014 amounts as first showing on California Charitable Trusts Registry, below; I had written Zero to $1M in 2014].

And (discovered only late-August 2016, on further scrutiny of founding document names and addresses, as well as a simple look-up of the current registered agent for WPDI) Strange Choice of Registered Agents in Brandon Chapnick.

In a previous post (published 8/22/2016) I brought up the street address of this entity, 1000 N. Alameda Street #140, Los Angeles, as shown below, and connected it with “Centers for Healthy Communities” (or similar name) and The California Endowment (a $3.5B+ assets tax-exempt foundation which files a Form 990-PF).

Today — and it didn’t take much more than an hour –I looked up the registered agent street address after discovering from CorpWiki that Mr. Whitaker had filed another, probably for-profit corporation, “Significant New Media, Inc.” just months before this one. From my reading of the Articles of Incorporation, it became clear how important the internet aspect of this initiative would be, and forming a for-profit media company, right before the foundation, was interesting timing…

And that Mr. Chapnick, Mr. Sukler, and Chapnick, Sukler & Chapnick have just been sued by the FTC and stipulated to a judgment for operating a consumer scam involving nutritional products, and multiple filings from at least two different states (Nevada and California) all out of the same street address, which judgment references consumer damages of $105 Million — and they have ordered them to pay the FTC back.   Several companies one source says is also associated with Mr. Whitaker are also showing out of that same street address. (see next section).


Preparing to publish this post, I reviewed the Founding Articles link (bottom of this post), and again noticed the address 9000 W. Sunset Boulevard #709, West Hollywood, California and original registered agent Paul Papile plus original Incorporator — Kent E. Seton.
  Kent E. Seton also an incorporator (or was it agent?) for that Edward Charles Foundation… From “kepler.sos.ca.gov” (Calif. Bus Entities search)
Entity Name: EDWARD CHARLES FOUNDATION
Entity Number: C3191148
Date Filed: 03/05/2009
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: DELAWARE
Entity Address: 269 S BEVERLY DRIVE STE 338
Entity City, State, Zip: BEVERLY HILLS CA 90212
Agent for Service of Process: KENT E SETON
Agent Address: 269 S BEVERLY DRIVE STE 338
Agent City, State, Zip: BEVERLY HILLS CA 90212

During my searches I noticed that over the years (1987-2011) five different entities in California had been formed involving Forest Whitaker (per CorporationWiki).  That alone is not unusual, and certainly not illegal, but I specifically noticed that “Significant New Media, Inc.” was formed just 8 months before the IIP, in April, 2011. At this point, I went looking up each business entity address.  See next image and link:

CorpWiki lists 5 still-Active Entities assoc with Forest Whitaker=Adagio Productns (1987) Spirit Dance Inc (1996) Salako Inc (1998) Significant New Media Inc (2011) International Institute for Peace Foundation (2011) -- %22President%22 for all CorpWiki lists 5 still-Active Entities assoc with Forest Whitaker=Adagio Productns (1987) Spirit Dance Inc (1996) Salako Inc (1998) Significant New Media Inc (2011) International Institute for Peace Foundation (2011) — %22President%22 for all

 

This is how I noticed the registered agent “Brandon Chapnick” and its associated address (see below) and found about the FTC prosecution started in Oct., 2014** (“HealthFormulasComplaint” says part of the URL) and with a Stip and Order in US Court, Nevada District, dated February, 2016 (quoted below).

**In 2014, the Federal Trade Commission sued (filed a complaint against) Brandon Chapnick, Keith Sukler,  individually and in their capacity as officers and/or managers of (several health companies in California AND Nevada, out of the same address apparently), as well as and Chapnick Sukler and Chapnick, Inc. FTC sued under sections of the FTC act, of the EFTA (Electronic Funds Transfer Act), Section 5 of ROSCA (Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act), and of the “Telemarketing” Act (Telemarketing Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act) !

 The seriousness of this is shown in the Stipulation which included payment of $105,000,000 to the FTC and indications it was not dischargeable in bankruptcy.  Some of the details, below my reminder that Chapnick is still showing as the registered agent for the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative.  See the three addresses at bottom of image with map, above.

Both Freedom Advocates and International Institute for Peace Foundation (now Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, Inc.) used the same fiscal agent — Edward Charles Foundation.
> > > > So, just as I ask why a group (“Freedom Advocates”) protesting and having filed a lawsuit protesting “Agenda 21” (which is a UN goal) in Northern California but uses a name-changing (in addition to their own unexplained name-changing EIN#) foundation which clearly supports Agenda 21 and UN-identified goals, out of Southern California …. I have to ask why a famous actor with noble, global intentions would choose a registered agent who has been under FTC investigation for deceptive on-line sales practices towards consumers, since it seems about 2014.   < < < < < < 

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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?

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Another Sequence of Three (or Four) Posts on Similar Topics

For now, I’m publishing this without the tags, 8/9/2016.

This post (<=that’s a shortlink) comes from “CVE | BAMF | GIRDS | Hayak and reading Form 990s too?  C’mon, Let’s Get Honest, Whaddaya Want?

From the bowels of this one, the Show and Tell on how yes, I do expect a certain public learning curve among us commoners, even if it means some CHANGE and a short vocabulary list with even some drills on usage, I felt it helpful to better explore the UN-related word “NGO,” how we’re supposed to classify such organizations, and how (to the contrary, and why) I look at them.  Called: “What’s an NGO?  What’s a UNESCO-affiliate NGO at Rutgers?  In fact, What’s Rutgers (A look at the State of NJ CAFR)”  The NGO topic is introduced, briefly, here but a closer look at the CAFR really does communicate the range, power and types of holdings any State might hold.  I look at component units, assets, investments and parts of that financial statement which simply tells about the operating structures (Authorities, Public Universities, etc.) any state might be operating.  NJ’s position makes it real interesting — consider “the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey” (Address:  4 World Trade Center, NYC)

Why: The example of NGO came up with the recently posted “Institute for International Peace at Rutgers” which simultaneously (and right after formation somewhere in 2011) became a “UNESCO-affiliated” Institute, with partners, even.  I am still curious how a state-supported university in the US allows an international organization to simply set up shop and label it part of “UNESCO” with its clear UN affiliation.  I went looking for traces of the IIP as a fiscal event — or fund — or ANYthing referenced in the very large entity that comprises Rutgers.

PREVIEW – LINKS

DATABASE and ORG.WEBSITES


If  or when most people cannot or will not look at the local nonprofit organizations and connect the financial dots between federal/state relationships well enough to make sound judgments about the same (about key organizations being funded, and from there, about key social policies being enacted), what about when the NGOs:  <> span different continents; <> are not even run from the USA;  and (but still) <> involve the US Department of Justice – – –  THEN what?

Post Title:

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?

Below this next section: Regarding My use of “NGO” vs. not “Nonprofit” or “501©3”…. look for two sections labeled:

Databases referenced in this this post.  Call these “The Tools.”    

AND, FOLLOWING SOME DISCUSSION AND EXHIBITS, THEN:

WEBSITES referenced on this post (the main ones).  Call these “The Topics.”

That was how I first organized this post.  As about to be published today, 8/9/2016, I could drill-down deeper on the data (as put into this Show and Tell).  I already have, personally, but at this point, am leaving it up as the tools and the databases.  An intelligent persistent person could discover the same material, with time.  Some of the deeper level I noticed this time was on the “Participation with BWJP” page of NCDBW (National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women) and the history page of the same, which (at date about 2006) relates how they were asked to participate in the HHS grants series (Family Violence Prevention and Service Act) around 1993, which by association connects this NCDBW to the Pennsylvania “PCADV” (Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence) with which Barbara Hart has been associated or was, for years.  PCADV is also a “Special Issue Resource Center” grantee.

So when the Minnesota-based DAIP calls grants to NCBDW (and a few others) its “Battered Women’s Justice Project” and its tax returns show this to be, up to a certain point, THE main focus of Minnesota-based DAIP, at which point (including after founder Ellen Pence died, true, in 2012), the BWJP with similar personnel in charge (Denise Gamache, whose name was on those million-dollar DAIP grants from HHS over the years) suddenly shows up — or rather, a normal IRS Form 990 does NOT show up, but in three years since its formation, a single Form 990EZ (has less information) and two postcards (Form 990-Ns saying, we didn’t receive any funds over $50,000), I have to ask whether the federal bucket ran dry, or whether BWJP (new spin-off organization, new street address, similar personnel) doesn’t want to openly show its operations.  FYI, the BWJP is also involved in “FCEP” (Family Court Enhancement Project”) One pilot site chosen, “coincidentally” was Hennepin County, MN, as Technical Consultant or Trainer.  The term “BWJP” has been used for eyars in AFCC presentations, when in fact that was not the name of the organization.  Hmm…

If you refuse, however, to “drill down, and note the details” at ALL on these topics, and only listen to the rhetoric, you could be properly classified as “clueless” though since this has been up and continued being posted on-line at LEAST since I started doing it, that doesn’t mean with a solid alibi for the cluelessness, unless conditioning or being brainwashed counts.

And that’s a LOT of the population right now, from what I can see on the blogging protesting treatment of DV victims in the family courts.  Many of them simply do not want, I guess, to grow up and look it up.   Oh well…..

This next section is for clarification of why my focus on NGOs differs from the standard focus.  Again, it’s called;

Regarding My use of “NGO” vs. not “Nonprofit” or “501©3”

[This topic introduced here, but discussed more in a subsequent post which references the Institute for International Peace at Rutgers, and “CANVAS” (an “international non-government, nonprofit network”) claimed as that IIP’s partner, and then takes us looking for ANY fiscal or accounting mention of this institute, first through a State of New Jersey CAFR, and briefly also through Rutgers’ own CAFR (which as a public university, one of 11 in the state, and a Land Grant College dating back to Colonial times, is a “Component Unit” of “The State of New Jersey”)

Regarding the term “NGO” — I don’t normally use it, preferring to say “nonprofit” or (if it applies, and of course this is a reference to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and so applies exclusively (??) to the United States of America, the term “501©3 (or “4” or “6” etc.) referring to parts of that code defining who does NOT pay “income tax.”  Or, I’ll refer to tax-exempt entity // foundation etc.  My focus, while looking at categories of causes certain tax-exempt entities are taking up, or how they operate collectively on certain favored causes across-state (or country) jurisdictions, is typically on the Revenues to Expenses (and public vs. private sources of the revenues), Assets to Liabilities (and where assets are being invested or held), related organizations (and what type of entity).

That focus requires me to be more specific on individual groups or organizations than the label “NGO.” My overall concern is for balance of power between individual citizens — of the USA — and governments — of the USA or the states and territories which comprise this country.

At the bottom of the last post which itself came as a show-and-tell example on looking up domestic nonprofits, the post “CVE | BAMF | “Whaddaya Want, Let’s Get Honest?” {{just published 8/9/2016 evening}}

This concern comes from both person experience as a battered wife and mother and in the family court system, wrongly assuming I would be allowed to leave the violent relationship without having to pay all but the ultimate sacrifices upon the altar of “this is America, I thought we had due process; this is the 21st century:  women can both vote, and work, and raise children and are there are criminal laws against domestic violence causing serious injury, stalking, child-stealing, child-abandonment, and other protections in place actually available to women, EVEN IF they are also mothers….”

Eventually I found out there were federal incentives grants, and professional nonprofit trade associations driving this court system, profiting the professionals and harming half or more of the people.  So on hearing of this money, following its course from federal to state, through subgrantees, of course was a major concern, and taking all the talk at face value any longer, not so much….

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After this August 1 post:  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) which came after events this summer involving “Munich” while I was writing on something else.   What I found exploring Munich and Strong Cities Network was disturbing enough to blog, at “Munich,” and the Strong Cities Network [ISIL/ISIS aren’t the only ones who want to control the World]. (Begun 7/22/2016).

Before then, I was minding my own business, writing about Social Science PolicySpeak and such things as “CFFPP” (the Center for Family and Public Practice, Illinois, then Wisconsin organization with backing by “JustGive” which just-so-happened to have recently blended operations with “JustGiving.org” — out of the UK.  Off-shoring, lightening-fast startups, while concealing the trail in hard-to-read IRS forms and/or sticking it all in one large Donor-Advised Fund (“DAF”) which all donors must “sign off on” to acknowledge they are relinquishing control once funds are received.  Meanwhile, the same organization (JustGive), as I recall, then claims it doesn’t monitor grants because they are “donor-advised.”

Clearly someone is “advising,” but the question is, who is monitoring, and after that, after any monitoring — who has the power to put, or will put any breaks onto illicit operations among nonprofits whose paperwork is impossible to track, or who simply start up in the US then move operations “offshore” and continue taking millions of dollars of funds which go to influence USA Social Policy on matters affecting our Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, our prison populations, our custody and divorce matters, and the safety of children and their mothers in “Fatherhood 4.0, USA” which is about where it’s at currently.

I am again about three or four posts deep in draft on one basic topic. This one, started August 3, will be published today, August 9, and so I hope will the next one, which poses a good question:


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?   {Being a Show and Tell post on what some digging for details unearths, and how disconcerting that is from “the experts” in the field.  It also shows a major, and consistently present, flaw on TAGG.HHS.GOV in which running a straight (basic) recipient search only revealed about ⅓ of the grants a search of the same organization’s name — but under “Advanced” — and the first result was around $8M.}

To be followed by one on the NGOs, is required reading when we have “Strong Cities Networks” and somehow an institute in “The State College of New Jersey” (Rutgers — and it’s one of 11 in the statewide network) sets up an institute one year, and the next year it’s suddenly an UNESCO affiliate with a funding partner on the opposite coast, and running programming in Mexico, Africa, and South Central Los Angeles, with a view towards standardization of how to do “peace and development” — focusing of course on youth.

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 CAFR; in fact see Rutgers’ CAFR too) (Post status:  “imminent,” link will work once it’s published, not before.)

and from THAT one (may not be published today — or it may be), one on Soap, Exploitation, Colonization and what that’s got to do with (and how hypocritical considering the backing) when it comes to setting up in 2015 an International Institute on Inequalities at the London School of Economics.

I can easily connect that one, again, through financial backer government entities (a “nonpublic government body” was the term) with the Rockefeller Foundation’s early efforts to prioritize Social Science and formal study (with attached experts) of “Economics” for this country — and others.

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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)

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This post goes with my recent “Munich /  Strong Cities Network” which, after the “PREVIEW” stating some of my main concerns and reasons for posting, starts with some articles  and maps on the Syrian migration crisis and Germany’s leadership response to it.  (“Munich” as symbolic for recent terrorist events in Germany AND France).

 

In which a young man like this….
has a program to save (de-radicalize) young men like this…It’s too late for the one with the beard — this young Canadian-born Muslim convert man died fighting for Isis.


 

 

 

 

 

 

I just read, and sometimes when I read, I smell something familiar.  I smelled it on the first read-through of a certain address and bookmarked it mentally (and on wordpress).  The terms were unfamiliar to me, and it took (not too) long to figure out where they fit together — who goes with whom, and WHICH nonprofit was running the training curricular for behavioral modification programming aimed at the family level.

Terms such as BAMF, “GIRDS,” HAYAK, “Mothers for Life” and so forth make more sense when we have located them in geography (GIRDS didn’t make that too easy), type of entity (GIRDS website doesn’t self-identify, but others citing it do — it’s a German nonprofit) and in time, i.e., when was it started — not to mention, and personality / by whom.

Hayak Canada may have been a group, but as their GoFundMe and “Launchpad” didn’t really get off the ground, it looks like the Hayak (Canada) founder is staff on GIRDS.

BAMF — still working on this one — was a government institution also in Germany.

Eventually I came to this Center and underneath it — note, it doesn’t seem to show through cellphone, only from computers, and when viewed on computers, will be tab with a drop-down menu on the top banner, and it is from that drop-down menu that I was able to view “SENIOR FELLOWS.”

(website at GWU)

 

For a few bonus points (information learned), Koehler is a Fellow over at the GWU “Center for Cyber & Homeland Security” — with out of 10 FELLOWS, only 3 women, and only 1 from the USA (as to college).

After writing this and part of the next post, I found that yes there is a connection between Daniel Koehler, the young man to left, above as an expert CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) and the Strong Cities Network.  This was advertised at a Brookings Institution meeting back in November, 2015.  It took quite a bit of hunting to find this documentation — it’s not exactly showing at the front door of the organizations involved:

http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/11/09-countering-violent-extremism-intervention (This link mentions Daniel Koehler, below, in passing as a family counselor at a German “Hayat” — and while mentioning GWU’s “Program on Violent Extremism” doesn’t really show his US background (Princeton) and involvement with Candians (Christiane Boudreau). This Nov. 2015 predates by about a MONTH the formation of GWU’s “Center for Cyber & Homeland Security” (and under there, “Program on Violent Extremism.” He is currently among 10 “Senior Fellows” there…

Let’s look at what that Nov. 9 “EVENT” link at BROOKINGS actually says:

The Islamic State’s recruitment of foreign fighters has thrust the debate over how to counter violent extremism (CVE) onto the center of domestic and international security agendas. How might nonconventional methods of early intervention such as counseling, education, and community building better prepare governments and communities for the CVE challenge?

I am finding, in my readings, that no matter what the subject matter “PROBLEM” is, certain sectors are going to push the same type of solutions.  The TIMING of this one precedes by one month the creation of GWU’s “CCHS” (see this post) and references featuring Daniel Koehler, who I mentioned in passing in the MUNICH post.  Altthough the Program on Extremism is mentioned, that Daniel Koehler is a “Senior Fellow” there (if he was at the time) or had any connection to it at the time, is NOT mentioned.  See also that “Institute for Strategic Dialogue” ?

That institute is based in London and is from where the Strong Cities Network is basically run — but does this BROOKINGS EVENT (abstract) mention this?  NO!.

On November 9, the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, in conjunction with the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, hosted a panel of experts to discuss the causes and possible solutions to violent extremism. The panel featured Lorsenzo Vidino, director of the GWU’s Program on Extremism, whose work focuses mainly on developing policy solutions to violent extremism in the United States. The panel also featured Daniel Koehler, who has served as a counselor for Hayat, a German intervention program that helps families prevent relatives from engaging in violent extremism; Rashad Ali, who is trained in Islamic theology and jurisprudence, a former member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, and has worked on de-radicalization initiatives in prison, probation, and community settings in the United Kingdom for over five years; and Angela King, deputy director of U.S.-based Life After Hate, and co-founder of its Exit USA program, which supports individuals leaving far-right organizations and educates communities about root causes of violent extremism. Brookings Fellow Will McCants moderated the discussion.

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