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    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    3:24 pm
    Dirty Tricks DCF Agents Use
    You will not find this “DIRTY TRICK” section in any DCFS/CPS/DSS manual, but it ought to be. These tricks are well known by all DCFS/CPS/DSS agents and they use them and pass them on as oral tradition. Forget the law and regulations. They do! Their tactics are questionable and they have all the power. They don’t fear the law and DCFS has everyone, even the judges and lawyers, scared of that power. DCFS/CPS/DSS doesn’t seem to know the difference between “actual abuse” and “minor harm.”

    The code of ethics visited upon the foster caretakers is far different than those enforced for biological parents. True…there are those few foster homes that practice abuse to the children they serve and it is agreed that these homes should be closed and the caretakers dealt with severely. But that is NOT the norm with foster caretakers. More the norm is that they love these children that they care for. They go the “extra mile” to give them a normal life. True, they receive a monthly allotment but for the caring foster caretaker this does not even begin to cover what they spend on these children. And they do it out of “love” for the child…not for any other reason. It has been stated that the biological parents detest these interim caretakers but truth be known, many bio parents have a good relationship with their child’s foster caretakers and, as a result, are able to enlist their help when trying to reclaim their children. Unfortunately, as with any profession, it is the “poor” foster caretakers that get the media coverage and that makes for a bad name for them all. You never hear about the “good” and truly “caring” ones. You never hear about the successes. And that is because DCFS/CPS/DSS wants it that way.

    The average, everyday citizen does not believe that a government agency that is charged with the protection of children and helping families can be so deceitful and corrupt. It often takes months or even years of being on the “business end” of these “dirty tricks” to finally realize that the DCFS/CPS/DSS agent is NOT their friend. Perhaps this information will help you become informed sooner and allow you to protect yourself before damage can be done to your family. Dirty Tricks Squad

    This material is NOT a substitute for good legal advice. You DO need a GOOD, dedicated attorney in order to win. If you expect to have a chance of winning against the system then you and your attorney MUST fight like you have never fought before. Pull out all the stops…Your future and your “children’s” future depends on it.

    THIS MATERIAL IS NOT SPECIFIC LEGAL ADVICE FOR YOUR CASE. IT IS ONLY GENERAL INFORMATION WHICH MAY NOT APPLY TO EVERY CASE. REVIEW IT WITH YOUR ATTORNEY BEFORE YOU DECIDE ON A COURSE OF ACTION IN DEALING
    WITH DCFS/CPS/DSS. I WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS YOU MAY CAUSE BY NOT GETTING LEGAL ADVICE.(Hession/Crowell 2001)
    Dirty Trick
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    DIRTY TRICK #1
    DCFS/CPS/DSS will PRETEND to help you, when in actuality they are gathering evidence against you.
    · Beware of these tactics and
    · Don’t give them the ammunition to use against you.
    Some DCFS/CPS/DSS agents DO want to help you and the families they serve, and some don’t. You can believe that the system as a whole is on the negative side of this coin. It is estimated that Child Protective Services takes about 25% of the children of the families it services. Most Child Protective Services agents don’t know or respect the restrictions in the law against taking children. The sad fact here is that no one holds them accountable. Even the judges have not been able to reign them in, so these “outlaws” do as they please and not what the law allows or requires.

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    DIRTY TRICK #2
    DCFS/CPS/DSS will try to get you to talk. In plain English, SHUT UP! EVERYTHING you say will be twisted and used against you in a court of law. Be pleasant but firm. Don’t fall into their trap. They will be sugar sweet in the interviews and they will “bait” you into making comments that they can twist and turn into lies. If you say you argue with your husband, then they will twist your words in their report to read…”Husband is verbally abusive.” If you say you discipline your child by spanking or “popping them on the behind”, the report will say “Parents physically abuse children.” If you tell them you are depressed, the report will read, “Parent has mental health issues.” If they require you to go to therapy DO NOT GO TO ONE RECOMMENDED BY THEM…You can bet the therapist will break the “patient/therapist confidentiality” rule and report back to DCFS everything they ask for. Don’t go to a therapist unless you are dead sure that the therapist “hates” DCFS/CPS/DSS. Just remember…YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT…DO SO AND PROTECT YOURSELF.
    The sad part here is the “good social workers” who suffer because of the “bad “ ones…And there ARE some good, honest ones out there. Unfortunately, just as bad foster parents are classed with the good ones, good social workers are classed with the renegades. Those “good” workers out there that really do care spend their time fighting a system that they know to be “not” in the Best Interest of the Child. They really do want to help but their hands are tied and they often are threatened with the loss of their job if they “dare” intervene in your behalf or attempt to “buck” the system. In the long run, they find that although their hearts are in the right place, there is very little that they can do to help you when allegations are filed.

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    DIRTY TRICK #3
    There are those workers in DCFS/CPS/DSS that will abuse and traumatize you and your children themselves. Those caretakers who have had children “yanked” out of their home by an unscrupulous DCFS/CPS/DSS agent or have been shoved out of the way as they enter to talk to the children privately know the indignity of the process. What kind of monsters are these workers, you may wonder? The answer is…THEY are the abusers, at least by their own definition. It is agreed that genuine abuse does occur in foster facilities and they should be criminally prosecuted and jailed. But more often than not, the DCFS/CPS/DSS agent’s definition of abuse is some manufactured perversion of their own making, rather than real abuse. If you crumble and give into them then they are happy but if you stand strong and keep your dignity and independence then you become the enemy” and must be crushed.
    Many Child Protective workers do not have children of their own ( and those that do often have children that are unmanageable, rude and disrespectful because of lax boundaries and consequences) and they don’t understand that families, biological and foster, go through some trying times once in awhile and need some room to work things out. This is especially true for those caretakers in the foster system because they take in these traumatized children with baggage so damaged and dysfunctional. The problems faced by these foster families are often monumental and the worst part is their hands are tied when it comes to dealing with them. To the caseworkers your methods, even though they are normal parenting skills that are accepted in the biological home, are cruel and inhumane. It is at these times these social workers will swoop in and commit their travesty of injustice. They will show you no mercy and they will give you no explanations. But they will take your children…screaming and crying to their cars and whisk them away, often never to be seen or heard from by you again. Remember…In this fantasy world FOSTER PARENTS HAVE NO RIGHTS! After facing the false allegation process foster parents leave the profession by the hundreds. Facts prove that 40,000 foster parents a year leave the profession. State and private social workers think nothing of destroying your life and then, after they have efficiently ruined your life the agents actually wonder why you don’t want to warm up to them and work with them. It’s as though they socked you in the eye and then wonder why it turned black. ZombiePoetry

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    DIRTY TRICK #4
    The DCFS/CPS/DSS will try to get one parent to say incriminating things about the other and if this doesn’t happen then they will twist and turn your words to fit their case. This is one of their favorite dirty tricks. When they get a report of an allegation the first thing they do is to rush in and take the children often stating that this is an emergency and that they are doing this in the “best interest of the children.” They won’t tell you anything and leave you standing and scratching your head and wondering in a panic. If the allegation is against one caretaker they will try to get the other one to make damaging statements which they will in turn use to build their case with lies. If you keep quiet they will not be able to get you to succumb to their subversive tactics. If you bend to their demands and “friendly requests” these disclosures will be the beginning of the end and will form the basis for the DCFS case against you. Some favorite tricks are to convince one partner that they need a “restraining order” against the other. Or that IF the partner would kick the other out of the house, then the children “might” be returned…and the clincher is (as in our case)…IF one partner will divorce the other then DCFS will return the child(ren). DON’T BELIEVE THEM…Does it even make sense to break up a loving family and a successful marriage of a number of years just to please the DCFS/CPS/DSS. Isn’t it more important to have a secure, loving, functioning family unit for these children than to operate dysfunctional in order to meet DCFS/CPS/DSS standards? If your marriage is solid and you want to keep it that way, present a united front to DCFS. Don’t give into their coercive tactics.

    DIRTY TRICK # 5
    The DCFS/CPS/DSS will try to get your children to make damaging disclosures about you using manipulation, coercion and fear. They will use their “divide and conquer” mode of investigation keeping the children and the parents separated with little or no contact allowed between them. The tactics they use here are what qualifies them as “abusers.” They will manipulate your frightened children into saying almost anything they want to hear. The tactics used by these workers appear to be akin to those used by interrogators in war. These strategies work with children because they are frightened, traumatized, and are taken out of the security of a loving home that they have come to feel needed and wanted in. The tactic of “recovered memory” is quite useful when you and your children are separated. If it is only one disgruntled child in the home that might have brought the allegation, the others suffer by the forced removal and separation. Even when the other children deny any wrongdoing, DCFS workers keep hammering at them until they get the damaging statements that will verify their reports to make their cases stronger. The saddest part is when the accusing child recants and admits to lying, the agents refuse to believe them because now they are at risk of being held liable for their hasty, ineffective investigation of the facts. DCFS/CPS/DSS will “always” believe a child’s disclosures but they will “never” believe his denials.
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    DIRTY TRICK #6
    DCFS/CPS/DSS will always try to make sure that you do not get any help on the legal issues surrounding your case. They will tell you that you don’t need an attorney to deal with this problem and if they offer to help you get one I would be sure to decline. GET AN ATTORNEY ON YOUR OWN…ONE THAT HATES DCFS/CPS/DSS. They are few and far between but they are out there. Unfortunately the major problem here is usually “limited finances.” In the majority of the cases foster caretakers are rarely in a position to afford these expensive attorneys. If they are like we were, you beg, borrow and steal whatever funds you can to fight the injustice of the system and even then, that is not enough.
    You will request copies of your case files and copies of the allegations but the workers will tell you that this is not allowed. DON’T BELIEVE THEM! DEMAND to be provided with these records. THIS IS YOUR RIGHT! If you are able you can go onto the Internet and search. You can find the needed legal documents to file to get these records…And you can do this on your own. Many of these forms can be found on the CPS WATCH site. Simply type in www.cpswatch.com (site no longer available: See Webmaster Note for further information) and then go to the “legal forms” section. Cheryl Barnes has done a great job of putting together a site to assist biological parents to fight for their children. Many of these legal forms can be used by the foster parents in their fight against the system. You can also go to the local law library for information. Many foster caretakers who face these allegations probably do not need an attorney but when you do you should not hesitate to seek out a good one. An attorney may be needed in the following instances…(Kulp 1993)

    · Defend you against a specific charge
    · Communicate for you
    · Gain protection for the children in your care
    · Gain protection for your spouse
    · Gain access to your records
    · Have your records corrected or destroyed
    · Supply legal advice or counsel
    Most foster caretakers do not have the finances to hire a “top of the line” attorney so they settle for the next best thing or try to “go it on their own”. Do NOT get an attorney that will “climb in bed” with the department. Inadvertently we did this and it was a disaster. We could not convince this man to see things the way we did and could not convince him to proceed the way we wanted him to proceed. You know you have the wrong attorney if you are told to cooperate with DCFS. You have the wrong attorney if you see him being “chummy” with the social workers or opposing attorneys. You know you have the wrong attorney when you cannot get him to see YOUR side and fight the way you want him to.

    The right attorney will have COURAGE, will believe in the rights of the individual against the state, will respect constitutional restraint on government, will hate the subversive tactics used by DCFS and will openly stand up to every unlawful and biased ruling of a judge without fear. The right attorney will fight the fight because he holds no respect for the open deception presented by DCFS/CPS/DSS workers. If you secure two attorneys make certain that they agree to work together and not try to undermine the work of the other.

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    DIRTY TRICK #7
    After DCFS/CPS/DSS barges in and takes your children…be they biological or foster…the court is required to give you a hearing within a reasonable length of time. For biological parents it is 72 hours…For foster parents it should be the same length of time but it rarely is. For you see, foster caretakers have NO RIGHTS in the eyes of DCFS. Even in the biological family DCFS rarely meets their obligation on this time constraint on keeping the children. Once the children are removed from the foster caretakers it is “rare” that they ever are returned. DCFS finds one reason after another to keep them apart and once out of the home for a month or two DCFS claims that the “bond has been broken” and they will not return the children. The 72 hours allotted for the “hearing” includes weekends, (and Friday is their favorite time to snatch these children) so it makes it difficult for you to take any action immediately. By rights you should have this hearing scheduled by Monday but this rarely happens. The DCFS Dirty Tricks machine usually goes into overdrive at these hearings, because if, by some quirk of fate you happen to win, they have to rectify things and give your children back and this is simply NOT within their guidelines.
    The first tactic of DCFS is to “delay” the hearing as long as possible. IF you are a foster caretaker chances are you will not even get the chance at a hearing unless you pursue it with a vengeance. The courts often comply and extend the hearing far past the date required by law. But think of it this way…This gives YOU more time to prepare your case against DCFS too…So make good use of this “gift.” If you get an attorney and he favors DCFS he will try to get you to waive the 72-hour hearing. DO NOT DO IT, unless you are truly guilty of their claims. You must go on record as opposing DCFS/CPS/DSS for taking your kids. If you don’t, even though they tell you that you have NO RIGHTS, it will go against you later when you are fighting to have them returned. The “divide and conquer” tactic works well at these hearings as DCFS will try to get the two parties (you and your husband) fighting and if they succeed then they have won. Do NOT accommodate them. Keep your cool. Do all you can to become informed and use their tactics against them. Remember, these tricks can be used both ways if you are knowledgeable. In our case, I discovered this too late.

    To keep custody of the children they take DCFS must prove that they have made reasonable efforts to protect the children in the foster care situation. This is rarely the case so they resort to compromising, deceitful tactics. They must prove that the child is suffering from serious abuse or neglect or is in immediate danger of such. This means wounds, broken bones, burns, starvation, etc. If they cannot prove it they will fabricate a case to match their suspicions. They must also prove the removal continues to be necessary to protect the child from serious neglect or abuse and that is where more fabrications enter the picture. Once they realize that they have acted too hastily, that is when the fight turns nasty and dirty. If the DCFS workers cannot prove their case they stand to face embarrassment for wrongly removing a child. Once they have taken action they MUST make their case stand at all costs. In our case, there was no reasonable way that the social workers could have had any valid records as to what went on at our home because they RARELY, if ever, came to our home to visit and inspect as they should have. In the five years we had our daughter, CPS workers never came to our home as required (they came only once in the beginning). And the State licensing workers NEVER came to inspect for license renewal either. The license was simply sent to us in the mail. Then, when an allegation was made they fabricated case records and ruined our lives.

    In our case everything that we did to build our foster daughter’s self esteem and ALL her successes were held against us as “abuse.” The claim of CPS agents was that we “coerced” her into taking part in the varied activities (4-H, Equestrian competitions, vocal presentations with a local girls choir, School Sports, school academic competitions such as Spelling Bee Team, Math Counts Team, Speech Team), Pre Teen America, etc.) and “forced” her to win the various competitions that she participated in. It was their contention that I did all these things “for my own benefit” and to make myself “feel important.” I contend that you can force a child into participating but you CANNOT force them to “win.” Our daughter, whose parent’s rights had been terminated four years earlier, was never in danger of any kind. She was always given every opportunity to succeed and develop a healthy, complete self-image. We had planned to adopt her (she was 13 now and we’d had her since the age of 8). We were nearing the final adoption stage when our daughter and CPS workers brought false allegations (or at least that is what the State and the social workers contend) and the California CPS and Nevada DCFS stepped in and claimed her for their very own. All communication was cut off between us and she never really knew how hard we fought to have her returned to us. Why in the world would they allow their “meal ticket” to escape when they could remain “in control” and receive federal funds for another five years while she remained in the system and bounced around from foster home to foster home with no security or attachments?

    Of course, had we known then what we know now about RAD…Radical Attachment Disorder…We would have been better prepared to deal with what came our way. But like they say…hindsight is better than foresight! Remember, your best defense and chance to protect yourself is a well informed, well defined offense…So do yourself a favor and educate yourself before it’s too late.

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    DIRTY TRICK #8
    The DCFS agent will try to get into your home to do an assessment but will use any evidence gathered there against you. They will try every trick in the book to gain entrance to your home but if you are smart you will block their efforts. They will try many times but you must be consistent in your refusal to admit them. You probably think that you cannot keep them out…I know I thought that…But you can and should exercise your RIGHTS as an American citizen and cite the CONSTITUTION as your source. Local law may be written to allow them to gain access to your home without a warrant, but the Constitution, which is over the local law claims priority here. In the Western States the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that DCFS agents MUST have a written warrant to enter when it is not an emergency. The way the agents get around this is to claim that there “IS” an emergency and they use this tactic very effectively.
    Everyone, even the lowly “foster parent” has the right to freedom from illegal searches and seizures of his person, his home, his personal papers and all his possessions. It is unfortunate but the courts frequently turn a “blind eye” to the wording of our Constitution contending that the “best interest of the child” overrides the law. Do your best to assert yourself in these instances and refuse the agents entry into your home. Of course there are certainly instances where this is an impossible task, but do everything you can to protect yourself here.

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    DIRTY TRICK #9
    The DCFS has a network of “mandated reporters” everywhere. All parents…biological, adoptive AND foster…need to be aware and on guard at all times. These “mandated reporters” are doctors, nurses, teachers, counselors, therapists, dentists, chiropractors, day care workers, etc. that are “trained” by CPS instructors on what to look for and how to go about reporting suspected abuse. They are told in their training that if they even “suspect” that some sort of abuse has occurred, then it is their job to report it. They need to report it, “just in case!” They are told if they don’t they can be prosecuted and perhaps even lose their job. I know this to be true because I was a teacher at one time and I underwent this training yearly. The last time that I attended one of these sessions I had already had adverse dealings with CPS so I stood up and challenged the presenter. I believe that this was the “beginning of the end” for me, as less than a year later the California States attorney for CPS saw to it that he had informed my district superintendent of “the States suspicions”, however unproven and eventually dropped, and I lost my teaching job of nearly forty years.
    There are other programs in the schools that are teaching our children to be “reporters” of adverse circumstances within the home…Things like “Kids on the Block” and the Wild Iris Program (other programs go by other names) that comes into the school each year and teaches the children “good touch”…”bad touch.” In a way, I think this is probably a good idea because many parents DON’T teach their children these things…but on the other hand, these same people encourage your child to come and talk privately with them and you never know what is said in these private sessions. Even the teachers don’t know. It is mandated that parents be notified when these special sessions will occur in their child’s class and are asked to sign a slip IF they don’t want their child to take part. In my personal experience it is rare that a parent refuses this instruction for their child, even though that is the RIGHT of every parent to do. I suggest you as a parent exercise your right to refuse this training for your children and take the responsibility to instruct your children yourself in these matters.

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    DIRTY TRICK #10
    When Child Protective Services takes your children they will do everything they can to keep them…be they biological or foster children already in the system. If they are foster children being moved from one home to another this is just one more disruption in the child’s life and one more reason for the children to add insecurity to their baggage. Once foster children are removed from a home they are not often returned. Social workers dilly-dally around and give one excuse after another to keep the children and these foster caretakers apart for an extended length of time. During this time they allow “no contact” between you and the children so it is natural that the children feel rejected and that you don’t care about them any longer. Then the caseworkers tell you that the child has formed a bond with the new foster caretakers and that your bond has been broken, so they have decided not to return the children to your home.
    DCFS/CPS/DSS can make a “ton of money” by keeping these children in the system as long as they can. Children whose parents rights have been terminated and have settled into a structured, secure life in a foster home are offered for adoption and quite often it is the foster caretakers who apply to adopt them. More often than not, this is when difficulties occur because the system stands to lose money once these children are adopted out. As long as they have these children in “captivity” they can leverage large amounts of state and federal cash from a number of different programs. Now, this author fully realizes that there are definitely those children out there that need the services of the Child Protective Services due to truly coming from an abusive, dangerous situation, but this is not always the case. Those children who truly need these services should receive any and all protection afforded them and they are the ones who need a new home and a loving family, but social services even fights to deny them this right. Frequently it is the foster/adopt family that faces these “false allegation” difficulties because the system fully realizes that once these children are adopted out of the system they will lose major funding and this could mean a loss of jobs or programs or worse. It has been documented that a truly needy child in the system can earn the system up to $250,000 a year in government money. Now answer me this…Who in their right mind would give up easy cash such as this?

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    DIRTY TRICK #11
    In their efforts to build a case against you DCFS/CPS/DSS will often try to get you to sign waivers and documents and reconstructive case plans for changing the way you do things. In this way they coerce you into “doing things their way” and try to make you believe that if you sign that you are “guilty” of whatever they dream up then you have a chance to have your children returned to your home. DON’T BELIEVE THEM! This is simply one of their sneaky tactics to get you to succumb to their corruption. It is a multi-page document that has been constructed of lies and untruths in an effort to get you to admit to your guilt. It keeps you busy hoping that your children will be returned because you know you have done nothing wrong and have nothing to fear but this never happens without a major fight. The DCFS agents will exert much pressure for you to sign these plans and waivers and will tell you if you sign them you can get your children back sooner. DON’T SIGN ANYTHING until you have consulted a reliable counsel. Simply tell them that you must show this document to your attorney and get his permission to sign it. This can create substantial delay. If you sign anything then remember you are admitting to something you most likely did not do and now DCFS has you by the nose.
    Once allegations are filed a favorite ploy of DCFS is to require you to attend therapy sessions WITH A THERAPIST OF THEIR CHOICE. Don’t do it! If you must attend therapy, search out a therapist that is NOT part of the system and one who “hates” DCFS/CPS/DSS. If you go to one selected by them, despite the patient/therapist confidentiality rule, they have access to all the information needed to build their case against you. On your own try to follow as many of the stipulations in the plan as you can…i.e. attend parenting classes, obtain therapy, drug tests, etc. Have your own report ready to give to them that shows you are honest and stable and NOT what they claim you to be.

    DIRTY TRICK #12
    The Department of Child and Family Services will attempt to withhold key records that you need to make your case even though they are required by law to give them to you. As in our case, when I requested our case files I was told that these could only be gained by securing a “court order.” In my naivety I believed this meant I had to hire an attorney and since we did not have the money to do so, I thought this meant we had no way to get the records. Too late I discovered that I could have petitioned the court myself to get these records. Even when I finally hired an attorney and tried to fight them, the attorney I hired did not get all the case records for me to review and use against them. Being UNINFORMED is what beat me…DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!
    It is a known fact that DCFS/CPS/DSS plays games with their records. They are known to alter and falsify them in order to make you look bad or to make themselves look efficient. They conveniently ‘lose’ the ones that would be most helpful to you. They withhold or delay giving you records when you request them so they can keep important information out of your view. When they do give you copies of the records they black out key parts so you cannot see their dirty tricks or the lies that they have posted in the records. DCFS keeps all kinds of records…Don’t let them tell you anything different. If they think you don’t know about something then they will conveniently just not mention it to you. It is important that you do everything possible to familiarize yourself with everything that you can so you can ask for whatever you need. Insist on getting EVERY scrap of paper. There is one form that the average lay person like us is not aware of…It is the secret 29C form where the caseworker has often perjured himself/herself about the reason they took the children in the first place. They make absolutely amazing statements on paper when they think you will never see them, so be diligent and obtain everything that you can to help your case.

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    DIRTY TRICK #13
    Once the investigation is completed the DCFS/CPS/DSS will allow you to challenge their findings of abuse. However, it is their OWN agents that do the review and call it a “Fair Hearing.” There is absolutely NOTHING FAIR about it. They literally “stack the deck” in their favor right on down to selecting/rejecting the “judge” to hear the case. In our case, we were dealing with two states so ours was more complicated than most others. What one state said the other backed up but we never quite knew just who we were dealing with. We figured that since our daughter was now back in the Nevada system then we needed to deal with them and get them out of the way. This took over a year and NEVER once were we told that we could request a “Fair Hearing.” All we were ever told was that we “had no more interest in this child’s life” and we were now “out of the picture.” The statement by the social workers was to “leave her alone and let her get on with her life.” Ironically, we were only one week away from the final meeting with the State adoption people because we were in the process of adopting her and still they said we had “no further interest” in this child’s life. They severed ALL contact between us and our daughter. She did try to contact us but once the system and the current foster parents found out they put a stop to her calls. We wrote to our congressmen, senators and even the Nevada governor. It was finally a local Nevada State Congressman who finally was able to arrange a “hearing” for us and this finally occurred ten months AFTER she was removed from our home. We hired an attorney, who we found out too late was “pro” CPS, and drove over eight hours to get to the “Fair Hearing”, only to be “refused” entrance. You can bet that Nevada had their quota of social workers there…And we had supporting family members who had driven long distances to be with us…But none of us were allowed into the hearing room. Only our attorney who eventually “sold us down the river.” When I say that they “stack the deck” in their favor I’m not joking. The “Fair Hearing” is conducted by a “magistrate” or a DCFS attorney…NOT a judge. If one who does not look favorably upon DCFS is assigned then the workers submit a refusal and request another, and another until they receive one who will “lean their way” at the hearing. At the beginning of the hearing the attorney puts on the record that she/he is neutral and has no interest in the outcome but this is a “big joke.” Even though you know you have not done anything wrong, and you believe that the truth will come out at the hearing, nothing could be further from the truth. At the first “Fair Hearing” you are almost always found to be “guilty.” It is then that you can appeal to a higher court and it is on record that you disagree. Make certain that you get every bit of evidence you want heard submitted at this hearing because if you don’t you will NOT be able to get it entered later.

    DIRTY TRICK #14
    You will find out that DCFS/CPS/DSS will rarely let the foster parents visit the children once they are taken. If you are allowed to visit you cannot show them any affection. They do everything in their power to keep you apart. If you are allowed visitation then you are watched like a hawk and will not be allowed to get too friendly. DCFS fills the children’s heads with all kinds of negative things prior to these visits…even telling them that they will never go back “home” again and that you don’t care about them any more, that is why you have not contacted them.
    If you are lucky enough to obtain a visit or two, make sure you reassure them that you still love them and are fighting to get them back home, if that is what they want. If you overstep the boundaries set by DCFS at these visitations they will terminate the visits early and try to make it more difficult for future visits.

    Another “dirty trick” they pull is to file new abuse allegations prior to you going to court to increase your visitation time with the children. In our case our California hearing was delayed three times and each time…two weeks prior to the planned hearing…I received an amended list of allegations. By the time the hearing finally arrived the allegations had grown from four to twenty three. This deception simply gives them more ammunition to say “NO” because they have found more evidence of abuse, even though it may be false information that they have created.

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    DIRTY TRICK #15
    It is true that you have the right to challenge DCFS/CPS/DSS findings of abuse at a “Fair Hearing” but it is not uncommon for the department to delay these challenges for a year or more. This is one of their dirtiest tricks and the long delay is really detrimental to your case. This trick is what deprives you of “due process.” What is “due process” you ask? It is the right to have your case heard in a “timely” manner, that you get the legal protections provided by the state and federal constitutions and that you are innocent until you are proven guilty. DCFS gives you NONE of these things. Foster parents do NOT have the right to “due process.” You can fight all you want at the pre trial hearings, if you are lucky enough to secure them, but the ‘judge’ will never let you present your side in full.

    DIRTY TRICK #16
    It has been proven that if DCFS cannot get you for abuse or neglect it will get you for what they call “safety issues.” That is you did nothing to prevent abuse to the children by your partner. In other words, “guilt by association.” DCFS calls it neglect by not keeping the child safe from a perpetrator. It doesn’t matter that no abuse ever occurred and that the allegation is entirely false, you are labeled an ‘enabler’ and they demand that you recognize the other parent as an abusive caretaker. This particular ‘dirty trick’ is very hard to oppose because it is considered a ‘thought crime,’ rather than actual abuse or neglect. BE AWARE!…Thinking incorrectly is now considered abuse or neglect. Stand together and present a ‘united’ front whenever dealing with DCFS/DPS/DSS. When will this nonsense ever end?
    To Index

    IN THE END

    I, the author, fully realize that all of the above sounds ludicrous and cynical but it is the truth. DCFS will deny these things ever happen. There is the rare and honest social worker who will attest to these happenings as true, and that is the worker who finds herself/himself looking for work somewhere else. Sometimes the truth is hard to accept but believe that these things really DO happen and DCFS/CPS/DSS is as corrupt as shown here. The system is ‘evil’ and the courts are helpless in the face of this DCFS power OR they simply agree with it because they side with the system. AS foster parents accused of wrongdoing YOU need to know how to fight back. And that is the purpose of this packet of information. Having experienced the injustice and corruption of the Department of Social Services and their corrupt attorneys, I hope the information that you find here will help you be more successful than I was in defending our daughter and having her returned to a loving, caring home and parents.
    Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    12:01 pm
    More Republican Dirty Tricks

    Be Prepared to Protect Yourself and Fight Back


    Once considered liberal and progressive, the Republican Party has been taken over by right-wing conservative con artists who lie, cheat and steal to gain and maintain power. From voter fraud and suppression to smear campaigns, personal attacks and media manipulation, they have been using the same strategies for more than a hundred years.

    While Democratic Dirty Tricks prominently show up around FDR's first election in '32, Kennedy/Nixon (Chicago) in '60 and Lyndon Johnson in '64, these lead to The New Deal, Social Security and Civil Rights while Republican Dirty Tricks give us depressions, poverty and massive national debt.

    Republicans know if most people vote, they would never win so they try to demoralize the Democratic base and suppress the vote as much as possible, they buy some people off with tax cuts and scare the rest into voting against their own interests and that's how they win. It's a divide and conquer strategy that has worked well and they refine and expand it every election year. Dirty Tricks/a>

    Republican Strategy:
    • Demoralize the Democratic base with phony press releases and whisper campaigns.
    • Attack oponents strength with character assasination.
    • Suppress the vote in every possible way.
    • Buy some people off with tax cuts.
    • Scare the rest into voting against their own interests.
    In the 2004 election there was massive GOP voter fraud and suppression; from black box voting fraud, vote tabulating fraud, re-registering people into different precincts, destroying voter registration forms, misinformation in poor neighborhoods, moving polls close to election day, old ballot machines in poor and black neighborhoods that spoil votes, ballot checking machines in wealthy neighborhoods that allow wealthy voters to re-cast spoiled ballots, police intimidation, caging lists and on and on and on. The result was an 8 million vote discrepancy between the official results and exit polls. The official results had Bush winning by 3 million votes but the exit polls had Kerry winning by 5 million votes.

    Republicans have two major factors on their side; a fanatical base willing to carry out the dirty tricks and the greediest billionaires to finance them. They deceive good people by raising the red flag of abortion and gay marriage to divert attention away from their arrogant and greedy policies which cause the poverty, war and pollution we are facing today.

    The next time a Republican tells you “America, love it or leave it.” Tell them you love America. You just want right-wing conservatives to stop molesting her. If they act like they don't know what you're talking about, send them here.
    Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
    12:35 pm
    How To Win In Divorce By Using Dirty Tricks

    Divorce Schemes & Power Games

    by Laura Johnson

    Divorce can be a dirty business when in the hands of lawyers who play power games to gain an unfair advantage over the other side. The same applies for angry, vindictive soon-to-be ex-spouses who have a "win at all costs" attitude. If this happens in your divorce, there are few things that you can do to control the other side, but there are several things you can do to prepare and manage the divorce.

    The first thing to do is recognize a scheme and power play when you see it. The second thing is to not lose your cool and try to fight fire with fire. It will only cause things to escalate and your entire family will suffer. The final step is to think ahead and plan positive steps to counter your spouse's power game. Get outside help if necessary.

    The following list has descriptions and examples of some of those nasty tricks lawyers and their clients will sometimes pull. If your lawyer recommends that you do this, he or she is setting you up to take unfair advantage of your soon-to-be ex-spouse. If you do these things, don't be surprised if your actions come back to haunt you after the divorce!

    • Take the money out of jointly held bank accounts, put it all into an account in your name alone and don't tell your spouse about it beforehand. Then let your spouse handle the problems associated with covering the bounced checks. This causes the most confusion and distress if your spouse usually writes the checks to pay the household bills.

    • Use credit cards to purchase and stock up on personal items or make large purchases. Make sure to use the cards for which your spouse is the primary cardholder. This is especially effective at the beginning or near the end of a divorce. One lawyer actually told her client to go out the day before the settlement hearing and use her husband's credit cards to purchase all the items she needed to set up her new household. Her husband would then be stuck with the bills because he had agreed to be responsible for the debt on his credit card as of the day of the divorce, which he didn't know contained the charges made by his wife.

    • If you have moved out of the family home and are the primary source of income for the family, refuse to pay any household bills or send any support until you are forced to do it by the court. This is one of the steps in a routine called "Starve Out The Other Spouse". The goal is to get the other spouse in a financial position where he or she, out of desperation, will accept an unfair settlement.

    • If your spouse doesn't have an income withholding order, wait until the latest possible day to pay support money, even if you've got the money to send. In some states support doesn't become delinquent until it's 30 days past due and your spouse can't do anything to you until the 31st day. Never mind that your spouse just might need the money to pay bills or buy things for the children.

    • Petition the court for primary custody of your children when you will actually agree to a joint custody or visitation arrangement. The real purpose for the request is to strike fear into the heart of your spouse and use it as a club to get your spouse to give up on something else, usually a financial issue.

    • Refuse to speak with your spouse about anything, including arrangements for him or her to have parenting time with your children. This falls into the category of a tactic used by some lawyers to create conflict, create issues that don't need to exist, increase legal fees and wear the other side down. It can also cause a serious break in parent-child ties if the noncustodial parent doesn't get to see the children because he or she can't set up any parenting time.

    • File a bogus petition to have your spouse excluded from the family home under your state's protection from abuse laws.

    These are just a few of the sneaky things that can and have happened in divorces. They are sometimes successful, but are very destructive to any meaningful and fair settlement discussions. In addition, the residual hard-feelings and bitterness they can leave after the divorce could hamper you and your ex-spouse's ability to effectively co-parent your children. What's more, they often lead to post-divorce legal proceedings costing additional and unnecessary legal fees which most recently divorced people can ill afford. When in doubt, consult DirtyTricks Squad  

    Getting a divorce is really just a risk/reward type of thing for some people. Is the risk and potential loss if you get caught by your dirty tricks worth any potential benefit, financial or otherwise, that you might get if you win the game? Think about it? Are you really the winner -- or are the lawyers the real winners?


    Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
    1:05 pm
    Monsanto Is Satan

    For decades, the Monsanto Corporation of St. Louis has been slowly dominating the world's supply of seed for staple crops (corn, soybeans, potatoes) -- a business plan that Monsanto's critics say is nothing short of diabolical. Monsanto says it is just devilishly good business. For decades, the Monsanto Corporation of St. Louis has been slowly dominating the world's supply of seed for staple crops (corn, soybeans, potatoes) -- a business plan that Monsanto's critics say is nothing short of diabolical. Monsanto says it is just devilishly good business.

    Monsanto has spent over $30 billion in recent years buying numerous U.S. seed companies. As a result, two firms, Monsanto and Pioneer (recently purchased by DuPont), now control the U.S. seed business. Monsanto specializes in genetically modified seeds -- seeds having particular properties that Monsanto has patented.

    The U.S. government is very enthusiastic about these new technologies. From the viewpoint of U.S. foreign policy, genetically modified seeds offer a key advantage over traditional seeds: because genetically modified seeds are patented, it is illegal for a farmer to retain seed from this year's crop to plant next year.DontShopAtWalmart

    To use these patented seeds, farmers must buy new seeds from Monsanto every year. Thus, a farmer who adopts genetically modified seeds and fails to retain a stock of traditional seeds could become dependent upon a transnational corporation.

    Nations, whose farmers are dependent upon corporations for seed, might forfeit considerable political independence. The Clinton/Gore administration has been aggressively helping Monsanto promote new, untested gene-altered products, by-passing U.S. health and safety regulations.

    A key component of the U.S./Monsanto plan to dominate world agriculture with genetically modified seeds is the absence of labeling of genetically engineered foods. All U.S. foods must carry labels listing the ingredients: salt, sugar, water, vitamins, additives, etc. However, three separate U.S. government agencies -- the Food & Drug Administration (FDA, the. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -- have ruled that genetically- modified foods deserve an exception: they can be sold without being labeled "genetically modified."

    This strategy has successfully prevented consumers from exercising informed choice in the marketplace, reducing the likelihood of a consumer revolt, at least in the U.S., at least for now.

    Earlier this year, opposition to genetically modified foods exploded in England and quickly spread to the European continent. Burgeoning consumer opposition has now swept into Asia and back to North America.

    In a NY Times article, it states that Japan -- the largest Asian importer of U.S. food -- passed a law requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.1 A subsidiary of Honda Motor Company immediately announced that it will build a plant in Ohio and hire farmers to supply it with traditional, unaltered soy beans. Soy is the basis of tofu, a staple food in Japan.

    Subsequently, the largest and third-largest Japanese beer makers, Kirin Brewery and Sapporo Breweries, Ltd., announced that they have stopped using genetically modified corn. Other Japanese brewers are expected to follow suit. (American micro-breweries take note.)

    South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand have all recently passed laws requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.

    However, the U.S. government has publicly protested against such labeling laws, and has privately lobbied hard against them, unsuccessfully.

    Grupo Maseca, Mexico's leading producer of corn flour -- recently announced it will no longer purchase any genetically modified corn. Corn flour is made into tortillas, a Mexican staple. Mexico buys $500 million of U.S. corn each year, so the Grupo Maseca announcement sent a chill through Midwestern corn farmers who planted Monsanto's genetically modified seeds.1

    About 1/2 of U.S. Corn Crop is Grown from GMO seeds

    Gerber and Heinz, the two leading manufacturers of baby foods in the United States, announced that they would not allow genetically modified corn or soybeans in any of their baby foods.2 After the baby food announcements, Iams, the high-end pet food producer, announced that it would not purchase any of the seven varieties of genetically modified corn that have not been approved by the European Union. This announcement cut off an alternative use that U.S. farmer's had hoped to make of corn rejected by overseas buyers.

    As the demand for traditional, unmodified corn and soy has grown, a two-price system for crops has developed in the U.S. -- a higher price for traditional, unmodified crops, and a lower price for genetically modified crops. For example, Archer-Daniels-Midland is paying some farmers 18 cents less per bushel for genetically modified soybeans, compared to the traditional product.1

    The American Corn Growers Association, which represents mainly family farmers, has told its members that they should consider planting only traditional, unmodified seed next spring because it soon may not be possible to export genetically modified corn.1

    Deutsche Bank, Europe's largest bank, has issued two reports within the past six months advising its large institutional investors to abandon ag-biotech companies like Monsanto and Novartis.3

    In its most recent report, Deutsche Bank said, "...[I]t appears the food companies, retailers, grain processors, and governments are sending a signal to the seed producers that 'we are not ready for GMOs [genetically modified organisms].'"

    Deutsche Bank's Washington, D.C., analysts, Frank Mitsch and Jennifer Mitchell, announced nine months ago that ag-biotech "was going the way of the nuclear industry in this country."

    "But we count ourselves surprised at how rapidly this forecast appears to be playing out," they told the London Guardian.3

    In Europe, the ag-biotech controversy is playing out upon a stage created by an earlier -- and ongoing -- scientific dispute over sex hormones in beef.4

    Over 90% of U.S. beef cattle are treated with sex hormones -- three naturally-occurring (estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone) and three synthetic hormones that mimic the natural ones (zeranol, melengesterol acetate, and trenbolone acetate). Hormone treatment makes cattle grow faster and produces more tender, flavorful cuts of beef.

    Since 1995, the European Union has prohibited the treatment of any farm animals with sex hormones intended to promote growth, on grounds that sex hormones are known to cause several human cancers. As a by-product of that prohibition, the EU refuses to allow the import of hormone-treated beef from the U.S. and Canada.

    The U.S. asserts that hormone-treated beef is entirely safe and that the European ban violates the global free trade regime that the U.S. has worked religiously for 20 years to create. The U.S. argues that sex hormones only promote human cancers in hormone-sensitive tissues, such as the female breast and uterus.

    Therefore, the U.S. argues, the mechanism of carcinogenic action must be activation of hormone "receptors" and therefore there is a "threshold" -- a level of hormones below which no cancers will occur. Based on risk assessments, the U.S. government claims to know where that threshold level lies. Furthermore, the U.S. claims it has established a regulatory process that prevents any farmer from exceeding the threshold level in his or her cows.

    An EU scientific committee argues that hormones may cause some human cancers by an entirely different mechanism -- by interfering directly with DNA.5 If that were true, there would be no threshold for safety and the only safe dose of sex hormones in beef would be zero. "If you assume no threshold, you should continually be taking steps to get down to lower levels, because no level is safe," says James Bridges, a toxicologist at the University of Surrey in Guilford, England.4

    Secondly, the EU spot-checked 258 meat samples from the Hormone Free Cattle program run jointly by the U.S. beef industry and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This program is intended to raise beef cattle without the use of hormones, thus producing beef eligible for import into Europe. The spot check found that 12% of the "hormone free" cattle had in fact been treated with sex hormones. EU officials cite this as evidence that growth hormones are poorly regulated in the U.S. beef industry and that Europeans might be exposed to higher- than-allowed concentrations if the ban on North American imports were lifted.

    "These revelations are embarrassing for U.S. officials," reports Science magazine.4 Nevertheless, the U.S. government continues to assert that its hormone- treated beef is 100% safe.

    Thus we have a classic scientific controversy characterized by considerable scientific uncertainty. This particular scientific dispute has pro- found implications for the future of all regulation under a global free trade regime -- including regulation of toxic chemicals -- because the European Union is basing its opposition to hormone-treated beef on the pre- cautionary principle. The American government insists that this pre- cautionary approach is an illegal restraint of free trade.

    The EU's position is clearly precautionary: "Where scientific evidence is not black and white, policy should err on the side of caution so that there is zero risk to the consumer," says the EU.6

    The Danish pediatric researcher, Niels Skakkebaek, MD, says the burden of proof lies with those putting hormones in beef: "The possible health effects from the hormones have hardly been studied -- the burden of proof should lie with the American beef industry," Dr. Skakkebaek told Chemical Week, a U.S. chemical industry publication that is following the beef controversy closely.6

    It appears that European activists have seized upon hormones in beef, and upon Monsanto's seed domination plan, as a vehicle for opposing a "global free trade" regime in which nations lose their power to regulate markets to protect public health or the environment. The New York Times reports that the Peasant Confederation of European farmers derives much of its intellectual inspiration and direction from a new organization, called Attac, formed last year in France to fight the spread of global free trade regimes.7

    The Confederation has destroyed several McDonald's restaurants and dumped rotten vegetables in others. Patrice Vidieu, the secretary-general of the Peasant Confederation, told the NY Times, "What we reject is the idea that the power of the marketplace becomes the dominant force in all societies, and that multinationals like McDonald's or Monsanto come to impose the food we eat and the seeds we plant."

    What began as consumer opposition to genetically-modified seed appears to be turning into an open revolt against the 25-year-old U.S.-led effort to impose free-trade regimes world-wide, enthroning transnational corporations in the process. If approached strategically by alliances of U.S. activists and their overseas counterparts (and it must not be viewed as merely a labeling dispute), genetic engineering could become the most important controversy in this century.

    Although not mentioned in the above article, Monsanto's #1 consumer product is the highly toxic herbicide called Roundup.

    Also note that Monsanto's US patent for this pro0duct expired in September, 2000 and the Scotts Company may be licensed by Monsanto, or has gotten around the Monsanto trademark, since a check of Google will show they offer the product Roundup as well.

    Monsanto has spent over $30 billion in recent years buying numerous U.S. seed companies. As a result, two firms, Monsanto and Pioneer (recently purchased by DuPont), now control the U.S. seed business. Monsanto specializes in genetically modified seeds -- seeds having particular properties that Monsanto has patented.

    The U.S. government is very enthusiastic about these new technologies. From the viewpoint of U.S. foreign policy, genetically modified seeds offer a key advantage over traditional seeds: because genetically modified seeds are patented, it is illegal for a farmer to retain seed from this year's crop to plant next year.

    To use these patented seeds, farmers must buy new seeds from Monsantoevery year. Thus, a farmer who adopts genetically modified seeds and fails to retain a stock of traditional seeds could become dependent upon a transnational corporation.

    Nations, whose farmers are dependent upon corporations for seed, might forfeit considerable political independence. The Clinton/Gore administration has been aggressively helping Monsanto promote new, untested gene-altered products, by-passing U.S. health and safety regulations.

    A key component of the U.S./Monsanto plan to dominate world agriculture with genetically modified seeds is the absence of labeling of genetically engineered foods. All U.S. foods must carry labels listing the ingredients: salt, sugar, water, vitamins, additives, etc. However,  three separate U.S. government agencies -- the Food & Drug Administration (FDA, the. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -- have ruled that genetically- modified foods deserve an exception: they can be sold without being labeled "genetically modified."

    This strategy has successfully prevented consumers from exercising informed choice in the marketplace, reducing the likelihood of a consumer revolt, at least in the U.S., at least for now.

    Earlier this year, opposition to genetically modified foods exploded in England and quickly spread to the European continent. Burgeoning consumer opposition has now swept into Asia and back to North America. 

    In a NY Times article, it states that Japan -- the largest Asian importer of U.S. food -- passed a law requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.1 A subsidiary of Honda Motor Company immediately announced that it will build a plant in Ohio and hire farmers to supply it with traditional, unaltered soy beans. Soy is the basis of tofu, a staple food in Japan.

    Subsequently, the largest and third-largest Japanese beer makers, Kirin Brewery and Sapporo Breweries, Ltd., announced that they have stopped using genetically modified corn. Other Japanese brewers are expected to follow suit. (American micro-breweries take note.)

    South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand have all recently passed laws requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.

    However, the U.S. government has publicly protested against such labeling laws, and has privately lobbied hard against them, unsuccessfully.

    Grupo Maseca, Mexico's leading producer of corn flour -- recently announced it will no longer purchase any genetically modified corn. Corn flour is made into tortillas, a Mexican staple. Mexico buys $500 million of U.S. corn each year, so the Grupo Maseca announcement sent a chill through Midwestern corn farmers who planted Monsanto's genetically modified seeds.1

    About 1/2 of  U.S. Corn Crop is Grown from GMO seeds

    Gerber and Heinz, the two leading manufacturers of baby foods in the United States, announced that they would not allow genetically modified corn or soybeans in any of their baby foods.2  After the baby food announcements, Iams, the high-end pet food producer, announced that it would not purchase any of the seven varieties of genetically modified corn that have not been approved by the European Union. This announcement cut off an alternative use that U.S. farmer's had hoped to make of corn rejected by overseas buyers.

    As the demand for traditional, unmodified corn and soy has grown, a two-price system for crops has developed in the U.S. -- a higher price for traditional, unmodified crops, and a lower price for genetically modified crops. For example, Archer-Daniels-Midland is paying some farmers 18 cents less per bushel for genetically modified soybeans, compared to the traditional product.1

    The American Corn Growers Association, which represents mainly family farmers, has told its members that they should consider planting only traditional, unmodified seed next spring because it soon may not be possible to export genetically modified corn.1 

    Deutsche Bank, Europe's largest bank, has issued two reports within the past six months advising its large institutional investors to abandon ag-biotech companies like Monsanto and Novartis.3  

    In its most recent report, Deutsche Bank said, "...[I]t appears the food companies, retailers, grain processors, and governments are sending a signal to the seed producers that 'we are not ready for GMOs [genetically modified organisms].'"

    Deutsche Bank's Washington, D.C., analysts, Frank Mitsch and Jennifer Mitchell, announced nine months ago that ag-biotech "was going the way of the nuclear industry in this country."

    "But we count ourselves surprised at how rapidly this forecast appears to be playing out," they told the London Guardian.3

    In Europe, the ag-biotech controversy is playing out upon a stage created by an earlier -- and ongoing -- scientific dispute over sex hormones in beef.4

    Over 90% of U.S. beef cattle are treated with sex hormones -- three naturally-occurring (estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone) and three synthetic hormones that mimic the natural ones (zeranol, melengesterol acetate, and trenbolone acetate). Hormone treatment makes cattle grow faster and produces more tender, flavorful cuts of beef.

    Since 1995, the European Union has prohibited the treatment of any farm animals with sex hormones intended to promote growth, on grounds that sex hormones are known to cause several human cancers. As a by-product of that prohibition, the EU refuses to allow the import of hormone-treated beef from the U.S. and Canada.

    The U.S. asserts that hormone-treated beef is entirely safe and that the European ban violates the global free trade regime that the U.S. has worked religiously for 20 years to create. The U.S. argues that sex hormones only promote human cancers in hormone-sensitive tissues, such as the female breast and uterus.

    Therefore, the U.S. argues, the mechanism of carcinogenic action must be activation of hormone "receptors" and therefore there is a "threshold" -- a level of hormones below which no cancers will occur. Based on risk assessments, the U.S. government claims to know where that threshold level lies. Furthermore, the U.S. claims it has established a regulatory process that prevents any  farmer from exceeding the threshold level in his or her cows.

    An EU scientific committee argues that hormones may cause some human cancers by an entirely different mechanism -- by interfering directly with DNA.5 If that were true, there would be no threshold for safety and the only safe dose of sex hormones in beef would be zero. "If you assume no threshold, you should continually be taking steps to get down to lower levels, because no level is safe," says James Bridges, a toxicologist at theUniversity of Surrey in Guilford, England.4

    Secondly, the EU spot-checked 258 meat samples from the Hormone Free Cattle program run jointly by the U.S. beef industry and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This program is intended to raise beef cattle without the use of hormones, thus producing beef eligible for import into Europe. The spot check found that 12% of the "hormone free" cattle had in fact been treated with sex hormones. EU officials cite this as evidence that growth hormones are poorly regulated in the U.S. beef industry and that Europeans might be exposed to higher- than-allowed concentrations if the ban on North American imports were lifted.

    "These revelations are embarrassing for U.S. officials," reports Science magazine.4Nevertheless, the U.S. government continues to assert that its hormone- treated beef is 100% safe.

    Thus we have a classic scientific controversy characterized by considerable scientific uncertainty. This particular scientific dispute has pro- found implications for the future of all regulation under a global free trade regime -- including regulation of toxic chemicals -- because the European Union is basing its opposition to hormone-treated beef on the pre- cautionary principle. The American government insists that this pre- cautionary approach is an illegal restraint of free trade.

    The EU's position is clearly precautionary: "Where scientific evidence is not black and white, policy should err on the side of caution so that there is zero risk to the consumer," says the EU.6

    The Danish pediatric researcher, Niels Skakkebaek, MD, says the burden of proof lies with those putting hormones in beef: "The possible health effects from the hormones have hardly been  studied -- the burden of proof should lie with the American beef industry," Dr. Skakkebaek told Chemical Week, a U.S. chemical industry publication that is following the beef controversy closely.6

    It appears that European activists have seized upon hormones in beef, and upon Monsanto's seed domination plan, as a vehicle for opposing a "global free trade" regime in which nations lose their power to regulate markets to protect public health or the environment. The New York Times reports that the Peasant Confederation of European farmers derives much of its intellectual inspiration and direction from a new organization, called Attac, formed last year in France to fight the spread of global free trade regimes.7

    The Confederation has destroyed several McDonald's restaurants and dumped rotten vegetables in others. Patrice Vidieu, the secretary-general of the Peasant Confederation, told the NY Times, "What we reject is the idea that the power of the marketplace becomes the dominant force in all societies, and that multinationals like McDonald's or Monsanto come to impose the food we eat and the seeds we plant."

    What began as consumer opposition to genetically-modified seed appears to be turning into an open revolt against the 25-year-old U.S.-led effort to impose free-trade regimes world-wide, enthroning transnational corporations in the process. If approached strategically by alliances of U.S. activists and their overseas counterparts (and it must not be viewed as merely a labeling dispute), genetic engineering could become the most important controversy in this century.


    Although not mentioned in the above article, Monsanto's #1 consumer product is the highly toxic herbicide calledRoundup

    Also note that Monsanto's US patent for this pro0duct expired in September, 2000 and the Scotts Company may be licensed by Monsanto, or has gotten around theMonsanto trademark, since a check of Google will show they offer the product Roundup as well.

    Monday, February 27th, 2012
    1:52 pm
    Is Your Girlfriend Faking An Orgasm?
    Do women fake orgasms to protect fragile men's egos?

    A provocative new study suggests another reason women fake it: to keep a man faithful.

    "One particular reason that emerges from a lot of studies is 'to keep my partner interested in this relationship,' or 'to prevent him from defecting [from] the relationship or leaving the relationship for another woman,'" study lead author Dr. Farnaz Kaighobadi, a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University in New York City, told Live Science.

    For the study - published in the Nov. issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior - researchers surveyed 453 heterosexual women in the Southeastern U.S. who were in long-term relationships. The researchers found that 54 percent of the women admitted to faking an orgasm. A closer look showed women who thought their partner might stray were more likely to report faking. What's more, these women were more likely to engage in other "mate-retention" behaviors, like dressing to please or keeping tabs on their partners when they're apart.http://my.opera.com/zombielogic/blog/2012/02/27/five-tips-for-independent-film-producers

    "Pretending orgasm may be part of a broader strategy of mate retention available to women to maintain their intimate relationship," Kaighobadi told CBS News.

    Kaighobadi suggests that faking an orgasm to keep a mate from straying may be an evolutionary adaptation. Previous research suggests when a woman has an orgasm, it may cause her body to retain sperm for child-bearing. The evolutionary theory suggests faking an orgasm unconsciously might help a woman retain the sperm of a man with "good genes," giving her the best chance to have a healthy child.

    Essentially, women may use faked orgasms to signal to their partner that "I am selecting you," thus manipulating his commitment.

    "Commitment manipulation is a mate retention strategy used more often when the risk of partner infidelity is higher," Kaighobadi told CBS News in an email.

    What do you think?
    Sunday, February 26th, 2012
    12:35 pm
    What's The Deal With Android Applications?

    Google has made revolutionary changes in the market as far as applications of smart phones or tablet PCs are concerned. They have become very popular in a short span of time and their popularity is increasing continuously throughout the world. As it is Linux based open source operating system, there are no any kinds of license fee to purchase them. This is freely available for anyone. This is one of the biggest advantages of these applications. Being free and open source, anyone can make changes in them and update it as per the current needs and requirements for the user. So, these applications are consistently updated as per the requirements.

    There are various blogs and websites available over the Internet where anybody can get the latest developments about Android operating system as well as applications. It is very helpful for developers who can implement additional functionalities and test their performance. These things are not possible in case of licensed applications. Although, Google has patent of Android operating system but they provide its applications in open environment so that they could be updated by any developers according to end users' specific needs and requirements. You can also download various kinds of applications on these websites or blogs as per your needs.

    After using Android applications, you can also give your feedback in terms of benefits and disadvantages of a particular application through their official forum or blogs. Your valuable feedback is treated to improve the performance of existing applications so there could be no any major issues in it. If you have not used Google has made revolutionary changes in the market as far as applications of smart phones or tablet PCs are concerned. They have become very popular in a short span of time and their popularity is increasing continuously throughout the world. As it is Linux based open source operating system, there are no any kinds of license fee to purchase them. This is freely available for anyone. This is one of the biggest advantages of these applications. Being free and open source, anyone can make changes in them and update it as per the current needs and requirements for the user. So, these applications are consistently updated as per the requirements.

    There are various blogs and websites available over the Internet where anybody can get the latest developments about Android operating system as well as applications. It is very helpful for developers who can implement additional functionalities and test their performance. These things are not possible in case of licensed applications. Although, Google has patent of Android operating system but they provide its applications in open environment so that they could be updated by any developers according to end users' specific needs and requirements. You can also download various kinds of applications on these websites or blogs as per your needs.

    After using Android applications, you can also give your feedback in terms of benefits and disadvantages of a particular application through their official forum or blogs. Your valuable feedback is treated to improve the performance of existing applications so there could be no any major issues in it. If you have not used these applications earlier, you could get important and valuable feedback of users who are already using it. You will able to contact to large number of users through various forums and blogs. This will give you the right as well as authentic information about the application which will inspire you to use it as per your specific needs and requirements. How To Beat The Claw Machine

    If you do not get satisfaction as per your requirements, you can discontinue with the application. Moreover, you can give valuable suggestions and feedbacks to the manufacturer about the issues which lead to discontinuation. This will help manufacturer to make some changes in it and make available its improved version which are completely erroneous free and convenient in using. Along with various blogs and websites, there are various reviews website where you can get reviews of various mobile applications or tablet PCs. If you have not used Android application so far, you must use it. You will find it more convenient and user friendly in comparison to other OS applications.

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    If you do not get satisfaction as per your requirements, you can discontinue with the application. Moreover, you can give valuable suggestions and feedbacks to the manufacturer about the issues which lead to discontinuation. This will help manufacturer to make some changes in it and make available its improved version which are completely erroneous free and convenient in using. Along with various blogs and websites, there are various reviews website where you can get reviews of various mobile applications or tablet PCs. If you have not used Android application so far, you must use it. You will find it more convenient and user friendly in comparison to other OS applications.

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    Saturday, February 25th, 2012
    3:52 pm
    The Harry Potter Books

    Magic, sorcery, wizards and witches, these are the first that come into mind when you hear Harry Potter.

    The author of the series, J.K. Rowling, has written a total of 7 books, 6 of them have been adapted into movies, with the last book presented in 2 parts, and the first one already came The Godfather of Zombie Poetry out last year.

    The series revolves around a young orphan named Harry who lived with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and their son, Dudley who never treated him well. On his eleventh birthday, he discovers that he is a wizard, and was told that "special people" like him needed to attend a school where he can learn magic in order to survive the wizarding world. He was invited to join the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and he accepts. 

    Each series tells the story of Harry as he grows a year older and how he discovers a lot of things about himself and his late parents. He learned that his parents, a wizard and a witch and who also attended Hogwarts were killed not in a car accident as he was made to believe, but by a curse put upon them by one of the most powerful dark wizard named Lord Voldemort. Voldemort intended to kill Harry but same curse rebounds, thus seemingly killing the dark Wizard. Because of this incident, Harry became a hero to the wizarding world and makes him the number one quarry of the dark wizard and his followers.

    The first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, reveals Harry's true identity. As Harry discovers the wizarding world, a lot of the primary locations and settings that will be used on the rest of the series are introduced. Books similar to Harry Potter like The Chronicles of Narnia, and the Lord of the Rings have the setting in a fantasy world. But unlike these books, the author, J.K. Rowling has created a world where reality and the magical world meet. A lot of the locations and settings exist in real world. One of these places is London and this is where Harry meets two of the main characters that will become his best friends, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger.

    The rest of the series introduces more characters and has Harry and his friends growing up together to fight off Lord Voldemort. These series are adventure-rich that ultimately help Harry and his friends through social, physical, mental and emotional development. They grow up having fun together and having to go through heartaches, pain and loss. This really is a good read, a feel-good book, and of course a pile of papers where one can learn a lot about family and friendship.

    The rest of the series follow as HP and the Chamber of Secrets, HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban, HP and the Goblet of Fire, HP and the Order of the Phoenix, HP and the Half-Blood Prince, and the last book is entitled HP and the Deathly Hallows.

    There are books similar to Harry Potter that have the same setting. These books also take place in a fantasy land. As mentioned above, The Chronicles of Narnia written by C.S. Lewis is also a series of novels where four children discover a fantasy and magic-filled land through the other side of a wardrobe.

    Among the books similar to Harry Potter is the famous saga written by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. An epic fantasy, it was written during the World War II. And like Harry Potter, it consists of characters that are dwarves, elves, wizards, and humans.

    So if you want to read something that has a thing or two in common with Harry Potter, you should try out these books.

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    Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
    10:42 pm
    More Poetry by Zombie Logic Poet Thomas L. Vaultonburg
    &nbsA Poem I Also Title "The Donner Party"
    After an Evening of Reading Richard
    Brautigan's Poetry

    "What's for dinner?"

    "You."

    "No, I meant what's
    For breakfast."



    Avocation

    since you never
    had time
    to behold
    this particular
    downspout

    I went ahead
    and did it
    for you.



    Be Careful

    Closing the door
    Behind you
    The words
    You longed for
    All night
    Ricocheted off the wall
    And fell
    In a dusty corner
    Where thay can
    Do no harm.



    Day 12,562

    The Cleveland Indians
    Played well into the night
    Against the Texas Rangers.

    My game was cancelled.




    Escalator

    The old regard the
    Escalator's efforts
    With disdain.

    No one meets them
    At the top.



    I'm Not

    writing the poem
    titled
    "personae vitae"

    no one
    wanted it.





    Jack

    He wants to fly
    To Jupiter

    He starts by crashing
    To Earth

    Now he's
    Got it.p;  


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    Oprah Winfrey's Pussy
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    New Poetry by Thomas L. Vaultonburg
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    6:15 pm
    Zombie Logic
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    Thursday, May 24th, 2007
    9:30 am
    The

    Dirty Tricks Squad Instructions To Initiates


     


            By now you’re no doubt overwhelmed by my insights and completely convinced that you want to aid the cause in any way possible. You’re outraged and you want to know who to take your wrath out on and the most effective way to do it. You’re willing to kill, die or even read a book to get some payback and I got just one word for you…


     


            Relax.


     


            The heavy lifting has been done. It’s all over and has been for some time. Our side has won. Congratulations, you’re now playing for the equivalent of the New York Yankees. As soon as you go through the formality of the initiation process you’ll be issued…


     


            Absolutely nothing. In fact you’ll never meet one of your teammates or know absolutely for certain that we exist. You will work in secret, as we do, using your expertise to destroy one small piece of the culture. Why? That’s up to you. The stated purpose is to achieve justice by destroying civilization, thus assuring no one can enjoy any aspect of the surplus of generosity whoever created this milieu has shown us. This paradox will make perfect sense to you after your visitation. Once the veil is pulled aside you will see nothing you thought was true actually is. You’re only vexation from that moment on will be you will be forced to share a world with creatures that have enslaved your race and feed off the life energies of those you identify as your fellows.


     


            I’ll get to the procedure for summoning your initiating agent in a moment. But first I want to make some suggestions as to whom you will address your rage towards when the truth is revealed to you. Also, I will offer some advice. Go to Zombie Logic Press


     


            First, remain anonymous. Under no circumstances reveal what you know or what you are doing. You cannot be identified or harassed by any of the enemies I am about to list. Let me repeat this: we have already won. To make an analogy our side has scored a great many runs and our opponent has conceded defeat but there is no slaughter rule so the game has to conclude it’s full nine innings. During this time the enemy has abandoned the rules and opted to punish anyone weaker than them.


     


    Nothing that happens to you henceforth releases you from the burden of leading a human life or saves you the pain and injury of witnessing what you will witness. Don’t think of things in grand schemes of omniscient beings who have the power to change things for the better or the worse. Think of it more like 5 to ten groups or races or beings each with different powers and abilities, all struggling simultaneously for power. Some will be seen, some will remain secret. Consider none wholly good or evil. All are here. Some take human shape, others seek to control human affairs from other dimensions, none are entirely on the side of humanity. The great myth that we are all one race sharing a uniform reality governed by eternal laws and a dual hierarchy of supernatural beings vying for our souls is completely false and although the original construct of human thinkers to gain some comfort and control over a brutal existence this mythology has been adopted by almost all of the evil races to continue the enslavement of humanity.


     


    The decision to make yourself available to be visited by an initiating agent should be taken very seriously. The process is abrupt and terrifying and once visited you will not be able to return to life as you have known it. Unless properly prepared for the visitation you’ll leave yourself  exposed to harassment, oppression, physical attack and possibly possession. It is not true that the creature who will contact you is not a physical being and cannot attack you physically. It is also not true that appeals to any particular religion will repel the creature. Instead it will be your strength as an individual and your commitment to whatever ideals you hold true that will allow you to sustain the agent’s onslaught and eventually make the deal you need to make.


     


    Your best defense is to prepare yourself by divesting yourself of attachment to physical things and false beliefs. Make yourself empty of everything but a desire for justice. Do not attempt the summoning if you are sick, physically weak, mentally compromised or under the influence of drugs or the control of someone else.


     


    I’d recommend that before attempting this you’d undergone a life of study and preparation for the moment but to tell you the truth I don’t care what happens to you if you’re not on my team. But if you are the summoning is simple. No candles, no chants, no bullshit. Just ask. Ask to be visited. Make your body and mind available before you go to sleep. Make it known to whatever agents of the universe that share your goals that you are available. Then go to sleep. Do this every night in whatever sincere manner you choose.


     


    When your agent appears expect to be traumatized and not sleep for several days. Your agent will take the form of the thing that terrifies you most in this life. The form will vary from person to person but most of you will see one of three things: a demonic presence, an alien presence or a formless entity. Do not assume the formless entity is the least frightening. Everything in your being will convince you that you are the presence of pure evil when the visitation begins. Your body will be paralyzed and you will be forced to confront the being fully awake but unable to defend yourself in any way. Remember this a test and an illusion. All of it. In all probability the visitations will continue for some time and you will begin to doubt your endurance and sanity. If you attempt to end the initiation at this point you will risk attack and possession. But Don't Shop At Walmart


     


    Once you learn to maneuver the realm passingly your agent will offer you a deal. Depending on your beliefs and strength and ultimate value to your team you should be offered one of three deals. Please read this carefully as your decision will be binding. 1) Forget the whole thing and go back to your life, treating the incident as a bad dream. 2) Accept the will of the being, renounce your humanity and be rewarded with wealth and power. 3) Acknowledge the power of the being, but take no side, thereby leaving yourself unprotected and open to attack by all sides.


     


    Here I will not advise you which deal to take. It is a trick. However, if you survive the initiation process and opt to work for our side certain things should now become apparent to you:  Although you have chosen correctly and “saved your soul” virtually everyone else has made a different deal. You are now their mortal enemy and worst of all since they chose power and wealth they now have all the means to destroy you. Furthermore, you have now been made aware that the secretive nature of your “team” necessitates that no one be able to identify you and no one can help you. You will receive no “real world” assistance from the other side and very little instruction as to how to deal with the consequences of declaring war on a vicious, evil, powerful and numerically superior enemy. My only advice in this matter is take full advantage of ability to become “invisible” that you now possess. It is your only defense and the only useful skill that your agent will teach you.


     


    There will be no easy way to identify or understand the motives of the various species and hybrids you will now see around you. The best way to conceptualize the melee is to think of a sports league. Instead of the classic battle between Good and Evil, black and white, that we have been trained to accept, there are several teams and alliances and shifting balances working at any time. The Reptilians and Reptilian/human hybrids will be the most visible and inspire the most hatred within you. I would never attempt to dissuade you from choosing them as your primary enemy.


     


    The most important thing to keep in mind in doing so is that the Reptilians and the humans they possess and interbreed with are completely intertwined and dependent upon the physical energy of this dimension and planet. This is their frontline and their fate depends entirely upon controlling this planet. They are creatures obsessed with power and in their presence you will be overwhelmed by the sense of greed, ruthlessness and raw evil that emanates from them. It is essential to remember these creatures have a full awareness of the choice they have made and know fully well what is going to happen to them. Therefore they are motivated solely by negative and wholly selfish impulses and seek only power, wealth and physical gratification and because they have a foreknowledge that they have been “damned” and are doomed to lose have no conscience or fear of consequences. This is the high point of their existence and they know they must make the most of it.


     


    I doubt that I will fail in my prediction that you will choose to engage the Reptilians and their human conspirators in battle. More things will seem to become apparent now. Spiritual matters are not my specialty nor will I offer any advice in this matter but whatever one’s spiritual beliefs are they do not negate the fact that this is a physical life in a physical world and regardless of the justice or reward eventually dispensed by “superior” beings evil exists here and now and must be confronted. Your God or your Allah or your Whatever may reward you with eternal bliss and peace later but right now evil is incarnate on this planet and must be fought. (insert god here)


     


    As a new recruit you are fighting a particularly nasty battle. Your new enemy has all the power and all the resources and the slaves you are attempting to free are perfectly satisfied with the conditions of their slavery and have no desire to be liberated from their bonds. In fact for the most part they have no knowledge of their slavery. Worse than this, they will be the ones used to oppose you. Most likely you will come to hate your fellow humans and you have every right to feel this way. They are exposed to the same reality as you and choose to suppress the truth and accept what amounts to the bribes of the Reptilians. I cannot offer you one good reason as to why you should wish to save them or suffer in the least on their behalf. They sure as hell won’t be helping you in an way from now on. This is where your private beliefs will guide you. You have your reasons and I have mine.


     


    The enslavement of humanity is contingent upon the Reptilian’s control of the culture and all resources and institutions. They have forsaken their “souls” for reward in this dimension and at this time. Consequentally they have dominion over the resources of this planet. They derive their satisfaction from the power their enslavement of humanity gives them. For some ungodly reason humanity is beloved by someone “up there” or “out there” and is the sole creature in the Ultraverse imbued with the freedom to determine it’s own fate and react to its surroundings unfettered by spiritual interference. But that freedom does not apply to the physical world and that is the source of the battle. In the final scene everyone may be forgiven and enjoy eternal peace and bliss- I don’t give a shit my contention is that evil mother fuckers are in the here and now ruining a perfectly good opportunity for happiness for billions. And they’re doing it right out in the open and with the intent of destroying the gift of free will given to humanity.


     


    The method is simple and as a competent observer of culture you recognize it. Bread and circuses. Get everyone on the product. A big screen tv in every home. Ensure an  access to desirable goods and services sufficient enough to diffuse rebellion and distract attention from the grossly unjust conditions. This planet was given to humanity and stolen from humans. Were that fact acknowledged and widely accepted the meager portion of the resources the Reptilians reluctantly give back to humanity would not be enough to keep humanity from revolting and slaying all their captors and all those who aided them.


     


    Now you may be able to accept the necessity and goodness of destroying the culture. Our goal is analogous to chemotherapy. We must do terrible things to the body to free it of the parasite that has enslaved it. Why we do it is our own personal business.


     


    How do we do it? By undermining all economic, religious and cultural institutions until the Reptilians are no longer able to maintain their control on the resources that they have stolen from humanity. All Reptilians should be identified and their location published. Then as they become unable to maintain their mind control over humanity and the culture plunges into chaos humanity itself will find and hold them accountable. The result will be the eventual return of Earth and its resources to the people it was created for and given to. After that what humanity does is none of our business or concern, but it is our mission to at least give them the opportunity to decide for themselves. Each of us will do what we can bring this about.


     


    The paradoxical nature of what we must do is troublesome. We must destroy to create, we must hide to reveal, we must kill to free. Worst of all we must liberate an enslaved race that has done nothing to deserve liberation, a race that embraces the conditions of it’s enslavement and envies it’s captors and has historically cast out and punished those who sought to free them. It’s a distasteful and unglorious war. But one cannot love justice and beauty and truth or fully apprehend how these gifts have been given to us in abundance by “someone somewhere” and not want to liberate all minds to celebrate and fully partake in the overflowing bounty of this time and this place.


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     

    9:28 am
    Dirty Tricks Squad

    Four Dead In Ohio

           

           

            This morning I awake to exciting news. An Asian gunman has opened fire on the campus of Virginia Tech, killing at least twenty. As I write it is noon and the details are mounting. Of course I tune in to the news for lack of choice in gaining information.  I’m struck by many observations. The first is that this shooting is being covered in exactly the same way every other one has and exactly the same questions are being asked. The main question is “How could this happen?” One answer is DirtyTricks Squad

     

            The question is the answer to the question. Asking why tragedy occurs and why there are people out there who hate America and their fellow Americans enough to kill them demonstrates a lack of empathy that borders on sociopathy. Throughout my life people have used the example of Adolf Hitler and the murder of millions as the utmost example of evil and asked the question “How could people stand by and allow this to happen.” Once again the very question is the answer to the question. These things happen and will now happen at an accelerated pace for the very reason that you will watch them happen and attribute the evil to others while failing to acknowledge in any way how you bear responsibility for evil and ignorance and its consequences. You have been the one standing by and doing nothing while the conditions necessary to produce legions and legions of disaffected, disenfranchised, abused, oppressed and discarded human beings have been boiling and boiling like a poison stew.

     

            When encountered by unspeakable evil I never ask “How can this exist.” I know how it exists because it exists in me in some way as it exists in you. To deny this is to deny my humanity. America has denied its humanity. The national obsession to distract ourselves from the injustice, pettiness and sheer ignorance that pervades our daily lives through every banal and hollow avenue possible from American Idol to hip hop music is evidence of this. Read Zombie Logic Press

     

            To ask why this has happened and display shock and incredulity seems phony and forced. In fact it’s not even the question being asked. “Why has this happened would be a valid question,” but the question being asked is “Why would someone do this?” I know why someone would do this. I know because I am a human being and I have black thoughts from time to time. So do you.

     

            So, why would this happen? I’m also going to answer this question. And I’m going to explain why it will happen again with alarming rapidity. American Idol. It pisses people off. You think I’m joking? I’m not joking. Were it not for this incident allowing Americans to be shocked and horrified and mystified why anyone wouldn’t like them CNN and MSNBC and Fox would all be doing in depth discussions of American Idol and coyly pretending they are secretly shamed for spending so much news time doing so. That’s your explanation. While there were people out there suffering and in need of help you were obsessed with which untalented retard would be voted off American Idol.

     

            Americans are so convinced that they are good and great and that out prosperity and lack of hardship is proof that we are right and good and God favors us that we have lost site of a growing hatred of us and our culture that stems from our refusal to show any empathy for those not as fortunate as us. You want an answer as to how anyone can stand by like the Germans while Hitler murdered six million I tell you America is the answer. This very morning people are being murdered and tortured and enslaved and dieing of disease and hunger and you’re too fucking busy obsessing with whatever dumbfuck television show is popular this season to even acknowledge the fact. Then you have the unmitigated gall to seem shocked when everyone doesn’t share your happy ignorance. You’ve traded your humanity for a daydream that has been foisted on you by the true perpetrators of evil. To coin an advertising slogan “You wanted it you got it…”

     

            Riddle me this or don’t if your delicate nature won’t allow you to plum the depths of your soul: are the news agencies having a good time today? Look in their eyes. Just like the Don Henley song isn’t it? How long did it take them to turn this into an episode of 24 or CSI? They’re having a fucking blast. The little bitch on CNN is gleefully giving a running total of how many hits their web site is getting for their eye witness cell phone coverage. I ask you with all sincerity are these people capable of discerning an episode of Survivor from a real tragedy?

     

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    9:27 am
    Freedom of Speech

    Freedom of Speech

     

            Lovers of the written word and enforcers of freedom of expression have a very grave paradox to deal with in American culture, and it is this: freedom of speech is destroying the quality and force of the written word and burying under avalanches of pointless and hollow expression the very brave and vital perspectives that necessitate the eternal struggle for freedom of expression in the first place. Simply put: there’s too much stupid out there and not enough genuine, inspired and novel. With the explosion of the cyber world everyone in America now has a blog and a website where they are the star and are free to parrot whatever synthesis and regurgitation of cultural events is currently being shoved down their gullet. Recently I was invited by my butcher to visit his blog, which I had hoped would reveal some wisdom and unique insight into the art of butchery, which I must confess I know little about (at least the animal physiognomy). Instead I was treated to yet another in depth analysis of the current season of American Idol.

     

            Freedom cheapens the value of freedom and obscures its rarity and absolute beauty. Freedom blunts the desire to contemplate the sacrifice and discipline necessary to maintain freedom. Like a cat who refuses to behold it’s reflection one wonders if Americans are so fiercely in tune with the tragic misuse of our freedom that we hide behind our own banal, uninspired blogs and stubbornly refuse to behold our grotesque, bloated reflection. Has any civilization in history done less good with more resources than we have? Has any epoch in human history failed to produce more beauty and truth and reason to fight for the liberation of the human spirit than we have in the midst of the absolute freedom much better and truer minds suffered to provide us?

     

            Freedom is enslavement. Only the keenest among us can accept this. Only the slave is a freedom fighter. All others are captors. We are the slave owners of the world. We are the ones who benefit from the enslavement of our fellow humans and do nothing. We are the ones with the gall and lack of irony to write incessantly about freedom and our greatness and goodness when we are neither and in fact quite the opposite: we are the weakest and the worst. Only enslavement can free us from our deep sleep. What Americans need is a great deal less freedom and a lot more opportunities to become freedom fighters. Read Zombie Logic Press.

     

            Take these examples: in Stalin’s Russia some of the great poetry of the 20th century was written. Beautiful, symbolic pleas for freedom and liberty. Poets like Anna Ahkmatova and Lamerntov wove the case for the individual’s right to express human emotions and desires into poems that unfolded like birdsong: somewhat confusing if one doesn’t know the language but undeniable in it’s message: freedom. These poets wrote knowing full well to be discovered was to be brutalized and imprisoned in barbaric camps like Baba Yar, but they wrote and published anyway. They led lives of privation and died badly in prison for having the courage to demand freedom, not only for themselves, but for all.

     

            You don’t have this courage. Few Americans do. And it’s an insult to those of us who have the balls to actually defend something to be deluged by your idiotic, unoriginal and cowardly banterings day after day. It’s an insult to listen to Dirty Tricks Squad rednecks and schills ape the old adage that our soldiers have died for our freedom throughout American history and we should thank them. Our soldiers have never fought for anything but the property rights of the elites and are pathetic victims of an evil ruling class. Indeed the only examples we have of our troops being used in the battle for freedom are in an effort to suppress freedom to benefit the ruling class. The labor movement where protesters and union organizers were murdered by American troops while attempting to champion fair wages, safe working conditions, the forty hour week and the abolition of child labor are one example. The Civil Rights movement, the Free Speech movement and each and every attempt to gain freedom and equality for an oppressed minority or unpopular principle were met with violence from American soldiers.

     

            The worst insult is that we are told we should “Thank the troops for fighting for our freedom.” The only people who owe the troops a thank you is the few who benefit financially from their occupation of a foreign country. My freedom has never been threatened by anyone but agents of the United States of America. It is the troops who owe those of us with the courage to challenge the system a thank you. We are fighting for their freedom and safety and a thank you would be appreciated. Also, Don't Shop At Walmart

     

            The closest thing American history can offer to an actual freedom fighter is comic book creator William Gaines. Ya, I said it. At a time when anyone who wouldn’t get in lock step with the current regime and anyone even suspected of entertaining ideas not endorsed by the elite was blacklisted and ostracized there were only a few people with the balls to say anything. It’s not much different today. In fact in many ways it’s worse. Learn more at Zombielogic My Space

     

            Here’s a few examples of the cowardly nature of the modern American and why I believe most of you haven’t earned the right to express yourself freely and restriction of your freedoms would actually lead to more happiness for you. Some of you might remember there was a little incident in New York when “someone” knocked down a couple of building with aeroplanes. The culprits were quickly identified as Arab terrorists and an oil-rich nation was subsequently attacked. It was irrelevant  to Americans that the terrorists identified couldn’t possibly have planned or executed the terrorist attack and all evidence indicated that American elites had planned the attack in order to invade a nation that contained oil resources they desired. Then despite the fact that the county designated for attack was not even purported to have been involved in the terrorist act United States troops invaded and destroyed the country. Ironically, many people in the Executive branch profited greatly by having vested interests in the companies that produced the armaments used to destroy the country and also the companies that were awarded no bid contracts to rebuild the country. They also made a few billion dollars on the oil they now pumped out of the country.

     

            Remember that? I do. Just like it was a few years ago. What I remember predominantly is that almost no one in America spoke out against the war or the invasion of Iraq or raised any questions about the actual perpetrators of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center or challenged the billions and billions of dollars of profit those who were in the Executive Branch made while American troops, primarily minorities and the lower classes, died to defend the oil fields.

     

            Remember that? Virtually no one raised their voice to protest or demand accountability. I must admit a few hippies and greenies and generally weirdos did take to the streets but their protests seemed more like block parties than real protests. Ninety-five percent of the people agreed with the war and it was literally dangerous to disagree with this violent majority. I remember this clearly. People were adamantly convinced the war in Iraq was the right thing to do and if you disgreed you put yourself in physical danger.

     

            I took the trouble to waste three paragraphs of your time to make the point clear: virtually no one spoke up after 9/11 or the invasion of Iraq to challenge the prevailing opinion. Recently that changed. It’s all but impossible to find anyone who claims to have supported the war or now believes it to be a good idea. Now I’m no math genius but since I know 95% supported the war and that now no one claims to have supported the war someone is lying. Not lying about a golf score or their age or how much money they make but lying about surrendering their freedom and laying down to give the Elite the power and authority to ‘s sick. use the volunteer Armed Forces of the United States to invade a foreign country merely to make a profit for a small, inhuman elite.

     

            That’s sick. And cowardly. I refer to the American public not the Reptilian pigs who engineered the disgrace. They have never been anything but what they are now. They did this right in the open and with a near unanimous outcry of approval from the American people. No one said shit and those who did were shouted down, threatened and labeled un- American and unpatriotic.

     

            Isn’t irony a bitch? Four years later the stigma has been removed from questioning the war and now the floodgates of ignorance are open and the cowardly and gutless feel the entitlement to tell the few of us who resisted from the first how they always were on our side. I looked around briefly in 2003 to see who was on my side and I didn’t see anyone. To have even questioned the Executive Branch in 2003 was thought of as treasoness, but four years later even the mainstream will now joyfully hop the bandwagon and join in the debate whether of not the American government bombed it’s own citizens in order to profit.

     

            So, back to my assertion: the power of free speech is only as good those who have the courage, power and willingness to say something of value and uniqueness. We don’t have that in America. We have an abundance of clever smartasses who can say something witty and culturally relevant about just about anything. We have 25 million bloggers explicating and interpolating on every topic from Global Warming to stand up comedy. We have 24 hour news networks and political pundits spouting at all hours of the day and the internet and Google and newspapers and websites and think tanks. What we don’t have is a corp group of courageous and capable patriots and intellectuals with the balls to ignore the group think that has pervaded American culture and tell the people you’re all full of shit.

     

            Even if we did the voice of those patriots would be drowned out by the herd of sheep bleating out whatever position their captors force down their throats and spending their intellectual resources on debating who should be voted off American Idol this week. (Note to future generations: you’ll have to Google American Idol to realize the full farce of how much time people wasted discussing it while their civilization withered).

     

            So, free speech has become tits on a nun. I watched while the Executive branch and their Reptilian masters suspended your Constitutional rights one by one and I waited for all the self-avowed patriots and freedomsties to say something. I read the full provisions of the Patriot act and waited for someone, anyone, to stand up and protest. I must admit numbness when I heard that habeus corpus had been repealed and that the goons of the state could invade my privacy anytime and unwarranted. It didn’t matter to me anymore. Do you know why? I’ll tell you. I’ve always been the person who eventually lost his freedom to defend someone elses. I’ve always known and accepted it was incumbent upon me and those few like me to stand up and defend something. What I have trouble accepting is how the rest of you have shirked your responsibility to defend your own freedom and cowered before the will of the state and all but surrendered everything but your right to agree with whatever enslavement is forced upon you.

     

            It is a shame that Americans continue to enjoy freedoms that they no longer deserve. America has proven that it doesn’t value its freedoms enough to even speak up when they are taken away. The fourth Amendment can seem abstract until the morning you are awakened from sleep by agents of the state standing over you with guns drawn. After this the right to privacy tends to elicit a greater appreciation. The First Amendment can seem unassailable when everyone can spout out whatever thought comes to mind in forums and through technologies thought inconceivable only years ago. Consider the insulting possibility that what you are saying has neither the relevance, courage or gravity to merit even the passing disgust of another human being. Consider the stinging evaluation that at your best you pose no threat to the cabal of the elite. It will not be you who is forced to oppose the true enemies of freedom. It is not you who will be awakened in darkness. Go back to your computer and write something clever and innocuous about something clever and innocuous. Someone else will fight your battles.

     

            Freedom is enslavement. Those of us who bear the greatest burden of freedom, the inability to lie, to say black is white and white is black, will continue to wander and babble amongst babblers in the largest of prison of all,

           

    9:26 am
    White Men Can't Jump

    White Men Can’t Dance

     

          Women sure can bother the hell out of you about dancing. They love it. Whether you’re trying to play a game of pool or just relaxing on your barstool if there’s a dance floor there’s some woman pestering the hell out of you to dance. And if you won’t dance with them they’ll find someone else who will. If they can’t find someone else they’ll go to a corner and dance by themselves. New Dirty Tricks Squad

     

            Women love to dance. The only trouble is white men can’t dance. I know this because I’ve been told so over 100,000 times since I was a small boy. I was also informed by a popular movie that I couldn’t jump. At age 38 I seldom have occasion to test this premise but I assume it’s true. I concede: I can’t dance and I can’t jump. With a certain amount of chagrin I must also confess my penis is very much within parameters considered average.

     

            But do you know who can dance, jump and wave around huge penises… and I only know this because they’ve been saying so repeatedly and in every possible forum since I can remember… black men. Black men are cool. White men are not cool. I know this because virtually every cultural barometer tells me this is so. Read Zombie Logic Press. The televison, radio and movies all depict the black man as the very essence of cool and the white man as a humorless dork.

     

            The term “wigger” refers to a white person who emulates black culture. This is done presumably because white culture is lame and black culture is hip. Let’s go ahead and examine this new trend. But Don't Shop At Walmart

     

            Black culture is cool. It doesn’t seem that cool in Africa where life began and blacks still haven’t managed to develop civilizations capable of supporting life. I doubt that this is for lack of natural resources. The Egyptians have had no trouble maintaining a rather impressive civilization for 12,000 or so years. But they’re Arab, not black. In South Africa the Dutch and English had no trouble finding natural resources to sustain themselves and prosper. But they’re white. So the question becomes on a continent rich with resources, good soil, game of all kind and surrounded by water repleat with nourishing seafood of all kind would nation after nation of black Africans starve and die of disease? Why is there  not one example of a black African nation having even a good era of progress, peace and plentitude?

     

            No, really, this has been bothering me for a long time. Is Africa really a continent more uninhabitable than let’s say Mongolia or Saudia Arabia or Finland? These are cool people. I know this because they keep telling me on the radio and on the tv. Cool has got to be an offshoot of smart and a precursor to excellent social skills. So, how can jumping mother fuckers with huge penises and great social skills take an entire continent and have no idea what to do with it?

     

            I’m just asking.

     

            Back to modern culture. Blacks were brought to America as slaves. They remained so for 250 years or so. If you think about it this was actually a good break for them. I guess you could argue all the best talent was snatched from Africa and this has hindered their evolutionary efforts there. But even this presents a paradox. How can you enslave someone who is stronger than you?

     

            On my television this week I see advertisements for a movie titled Black Snake Moan. It depicts an older black man who has a young white woman enslaved by a chain. Whether or not the movie is about the black  man and his huge penis, great dancing ability and innate sexuality ensnaring the white woman is still to be seen. As I say it’s an advertisement and the movie could be about botany for all I know but it appears to be a movie calculated to insult and titillate by portraying a black man taking out his anger for being enslaved on a white woman. This is perfectly acceptable in modern American society. If the movie were about a slave master getting it on with a black slave the movie wouldn’t ever get to the theatres.

     

            I guess my question is if black people are so cool why have they been slaves for all of their history and why are they dependent on the civilization others created to survive and helpless in their own native lands? Why do black men denigrate women but worship their mothers? What the fuck is so cool about glorifying pimp culture, thuggery, bastardization of the majority or your own children and failing to assimilate in a civilized manner anywhere on the planet?

     

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    9:24 am
    The Insane Essays

    An Introduction To The Insane Essays

     

     

    When I finally convinced myself to commit the rogues gallery of malformed thoughts I loosely refer to as My Philosophy to paper, it was agreed to, unanimously, that anything resembling serious scholarship or accountability be kept to a minimum. To this end it was agreed, this time in a secret vote of 5-0(reason, conscience, compassion and integrity were mysteriously not invited), that no research be done, no fact checked, and above all no concern whatever be shown for truth, justice, the American way, puppies, grandmothers, apple pie, the flag, John Wayne or the Statue of Liberty.

     

    I also concluded after an intense evening of yoga and meditation, then a short but explosive bowel movement, that the proceedings would be greatly expedited if I went ahead and fabricated any facts or figures I considered necessary to support my positions. Therefore, any bar graphs, pie charts, illustrations or photographs may have been altered to make whatever crap I’m saying seem more reasonable. They might also be fake altogether because it amuses me. I am, after all the founder of the New Dirty Tricks Squad

     

    The purpose of these essays is simple: to undermine the moral, economic and intellectual underpinning of society to the point where civilization is capsized into chaos and eventually destroyed, leaving me and the handful like me free to pick up the loose change and enjoy the universe without the intrusion of your constant humanity.

     

    A satirist one wrote(and I may be making this up) “Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it.” Well, we’ve seen the weather report, and we’re changing it. It is the highest immorality to increase suffering and the greatest good to eliminate it. Without becoming pedantic science shows that all the energy that ever exists in any system exists at the beginning and is diminished by the effort to maintain symbiosis in that system. During the lifetime I have lived the point where that energy was sufficient to support all the life here on Earth reached it’s zenith and is now plummeting towards an original state of chaos. I can actually pinpoint the moment when I felt that all humanity was plunging into the abyss. It was when those who were so culturally illiterate and devoid of humanity to buy a Milli Vanilli album showed outrage at being duped and were deemed worthy of a return of their money. There was really no point going on after that. Read Zombie Logic Press

     

    So a few of us got together and decided if destruction was inevitable then the highest good was to accelerate the process. Hip hop music, cultural relativity, I’m Ok You’re Ok, Oprah Winfrey, Cosmopolitan, that was us. Don't Shop At Walmart

     

    We’re humanitarians and fair-minded. Is it not just that if some suffer all should suffer? In fact shouldn’t those who took more than their share, injected immorality into the system for their own pleasure and gain, thus ensuring the rest of us would have too little, bear more responsibility for the destruction that is now happening. To that end it is recommended that the elitists who’s greed and disregard for the well-being of all be singled out and punished especially. Lists of their names and locations should hereby be compiled and kept for future reference. Most of them aren’t human anyway and aren’t entitled to human forms of justice but that’s another story.

     

    My hope is that after reading this assemblage you’ll be liberated from the enslaving doctrines and practices that have been foisted upon you by those who do nothing but profit from your enslavement and you’ll be freed to act in ways which will accelerate the destruction of this civilization thus ensuring the full measure of suffering and loss we are all deserving of. I would dare call this a manifesto but having seen such so called manifestos and the eventual living conditions of those who have written them I’ll just call it a well-intentioned satire.

     

    If all goes well this will be the last book you’ll ever buy and I’ll manage to extract the funds and spend them on a corn dog and blue Slushee just before you pull the lever and the whole shithouse explodes. Welcome to it. Your benevolent avenger, Learn more about Thomas L. Vaultonburg

     

     

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    6:34 pm
    Castaways and the Rockford Rage
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