ACORN Funding Ban Reinstated

Posted on April 21, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State | Tags: , |

Wonderful news:
 
 
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:00
U.S. Court of Appeals Suspends Ruling that Congressional Funding Ban on ACORN was Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary Committee Member released the following statement on the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit decision to stay the December 2009 injunction by Clinton-appointed Judge Nina Gershon that the Congressional funding ban on the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) was unconstitutional. As a result, as the U.S. Court of Appeals further reviews the case, the Congressional funding ban will go back into effect, and ACORN will not receive taxpayer dollars.

“I applaud the Court of Appeals for immediately addressing the effects of Judge Gershon’s attempt to legislate from the bench. Today’s action immediately restores the congressionally mandated ban on funding ACORN and its affiliates as a result of their criminal conduct and wasting of taxpayer dollars. Congress has the constitutional right to deny an organization the benefit of taxpayer dollars.

“With today’s action by the Appeals Court, the Obama Administration must take immediate steps to re-implement the funding ban for ACORN Congress put in to law. In recent months, ACORN has undergone a rebranding campaign to disguise itself and its affiliates. As a result, the White House and all federal agencies must be extremely vigilant to ensure that rebranded organizations who have continued to make deals and maintain connections to ACORN don’t receive taxpayer dollars.”

Click here for a copy of the Appeals Court Decision to Stay Judge Gershon’s injunction on implementing the Federal funding ban on ACORN.

Click here to read the April 2010 report entitled “ACORN Political Machine Tries to Reinvent Itself.”

Click here to read the February 2010 report entitled “Follow the Money: ACORN, SEIU and their Political Allies.”

Click here to read the July 2009 report entitled “Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?”

Watchdogs and concerned citizens: Don’t forget to keep a running tab on the ACORN cock roaches scattering for cover under different names!

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Every Honest American Needs To Read This Before Tuesday

Posted on January 17, 2010. Filed under: Enemies of The State | Tags: , , , , , , , |

After alleged ACORN voter fraud in Minnesota,  the alleged Voter Fraud in NY23, coupled by the way the so called “counts” were handled, I am extremely concerned about Tuesday’s special election in Massachusetts.

In Minnesota only partial counts were done and in a very shady and seemingly unconstitutional manner, based on what I had read in the WSJ online:

Consider the inconsistencies: One county “found” 100 new votes for Mr. Franken, due to an asserted clerical error. Decision? Add them. Ramsey County (St. Paul) ended up with 177 more votes than were recorded election day. Decision? Count them. Hennepin County (Minneapolis, where I voted — once, to my knowledge) came up with 133 fewer votes than were recorded by the machines. Decision? Go with the machines’ tally. All told, the recount in 25 precincts ended up producing more votes than voters who signed in that day…..Thus, citizens’ right to vote — the right to vote! — was made subject to political parties’ gaming strategies. Insiders agree that Mr. Franken’s team played a far more savvy game than Mr. Coleman’s. The margin of Mr. Franken’s current lead is partly the product of a successful what’s-mine-is-mine-what’s-yours-is-vetoed strategy, and of the Coleman team’s failure to counter it.

I just feel deep down in my gut those who seek to buy votes to pass unconstitutional legislation, will not hesitate, time after time to fix elections. In my humble opinion, they have done it twice this cycle alone, they will not hesitate to do it again. They feel they must put down the “counter revolution”.  Their disdain for teaparty participants is well known and blatant. It is well known Massachusetts voting machines are easily hacked.  I will attempt to highlight for you here, in gross detail, how they are doing it. Please, pay close attention. It is important for your country.

Here’s how they do it:

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They actually have proven strategies on how to steal an election:

Here I present three links which need to be read by every single voting American. These are serious bit by bit how to’s – exactly what to do and how to do it – mind boggling! Take a deep breath and read:

How to: Do Election Fraud, Steal Elections or Fix a Vote Part 1

How to: Do Election Fraud, Steal Elections or Fix a Vote Part 2

How to Use Optical Scan Voting to Do Election Fraud, Steal Elections or Fix a Vote and Escape Detection by a Postelection Audit

I worried about highlighting this information, but honestly, as it was pointed out by a friend of mine – those who WOULD do this already know. It’s us, the American voter who does not, but NEEDS to know this information.

Massachusetts is asking for Republican poll monitors. Apparently there was not trouble finding enough ACORN and SEIU members to staff the Democrat Poll Watcher side. I am begging you, for your country, if you live in Massachusetts, PLEASE be a poll monitor Tuesday!

A very good site is BlackboxVoting.org which I recommend you book mark and refer to often this year as elections approach. If you can afford to donate to them I urge you to do so. I will also post it to our sister site www.WatchdogCentral.org for safe keeping too. On Sunday they printed the following advice in a very worthwhile article I suggest you read entitled WHAT TO DO ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS  which I have included a snippet from here:

WHAT EVERYONE CAN DO TO HELP WITH PUBLIC AUTHENTICATION

“Poll watching” is a good and important thing to do, but it does very little to protect results. Let’s assume that the political parties and various members of the public will get out there and poll watch, to make sure that registered voters can vote and no non-legitimate votes get into the pool.

Nowadays, with computerized counting and absentee voting, two key steps are removed from public right to see and authenticate:

(1) Computerized counting removes public right to see and authenticate the count. After the fact audits do not replace or restore this. One of the “essential steps” is the original count, and no “after the fact” procedure — especially one which takes place after ballots are transported — can replace public right to see and authenticate the original count.

(2) Absentee voting removes public right to see who actually casts each vote.

So what can we do? I say that citizens both in and outside of Massachusetts can help protect the election, because we can all help pinpoint municipalities that merit special vigilance.

THE SEA IS VAST AND EACH CITIZEN’S BOAT IS SMALL

Massachusetts has 351 election jurisdictions. We can help Massachusetts residents pick locations to watch — and “watch” does NOT mean just during the live election. Election Night and the days following the election are perhaps even more important!

Those of us who live outside Massachusetts can help locate possible problem areas. How? By Googling around to see where there were anomalies, allegations, election complaints, or irregularities in the past. Tune into local races, like past mayor, sheriff or town council elections. Flag locations of interest by e-mailing them to crew@blackboxvoting.org or posting information here or in the Massachusetts section of this Web site.

For example:
ACUSHNET — April 16, 2008: “As questions swirl around the shredding of absentee ballot envelopes just two days after the April 7 town election…”

Yep. Let’s put Acushnet on the Watch List. I’d also add Methuen, where LHS Associates is located (and where a family member of an LHS guy was working for the city); and Lawrence. Please share your nominations for Massachusetts Watch List municipalities!

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QUICK PRIMER: UNIQUE ASPECTS OF
MASSACHUSETTS ELECTIONS

1. They don’t run elections by counties, but instead by municipalities. Massachusetts municipalities can be found on the Black Box Voting .ORG Web site in the Massachusetts section, here’s the link:

http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/149/149.html

This is an interactive site where you can help archive information you find within each municipality and for the state as a whole.

2. Massachusetts uses computerized voting machines (mostly the Diebold/Premier Accuvote scanners, with a few antiquated ES&S Optech scanners scattered around), they have a “paper trail” but do not allow the public to watch the counting of the paper ballots, and the state imposes restrictions on candidates seeking recounts which can block ability to recount if margins exceed a certain threshold.

3. Massachusetts does not have Wild West-style vote by mail, and places at least some restrictions on absentee voting, such as the requirement to request an absentee ballot. That said, in this election they’ve been pushing pretty hard for in-person requests and in-person absentee voting. That is somewhat troubling.

4. By and large, Massachusetts election officials don’t use the Diebold/Premier “GEMS” central tabulator. LHS Associates DOES use it, to prepare the memory cards, and LHS sometimes lets certain election officials also have it and shows them how to make their own memory cards.

RECONCILING BALLOTS, POLL BOOKS, EARLY/FINAL COUNTS, AND POLL TAPES

This is the method used by Richard Hayes Phillips and Paddy Shaffer to spot impossible numbers in Ohio in the 2004 general election, and this simple kind of audit is still one of the best ways to spot problems!

1. The number of people who sign in to the poll book should match the number of votes cast. Sometimes it can be off by one or two, but in that case, you will always have one or two FEWER votes than the number of people who signed in. Any number off by more than one or two, or any time there are more votes than voters, you’ve got an anomaly (in the first case) or an impossible number (if more votes than voters). Such discrepancies merit a loud shout.

2. The results should not show a large variance from initial results to final results (which are certified several days after the election), at least, not without an explanation and documents to back it up.

3. The numbers on the poll tapes should: (a) have correct date and times; (b) match the initial results — sometimes you have to add poll tape plus absentee plus machine-unreadable ballots; (c) should be signed by poll workers (d) should have header and footer information intact and (e) should have signed, time-stamped “zero results” attached. Any discrepancies need to be red-flagged.

4. The number of ballots delivered, used, unused, and spoiled should appear on a polling place reconciliation form signed by poll workers, and the numbers need to add up. Any location that fails to account for its blank (unused) ballots needs to be red-flagged.

MOST AMERICANS DON’T UNDERSTAND WHERE THE BIG RISKS ARE WITH VOTE BY MAIL

Picture this: Suppose you have people dumping REAL voters into the voter registration list, without their knowledge. This is possible by insiders, in states with Internet voter registration, and by outsiders, by copying names out of phone books or just finding lists of addresses. Some of these people will be duplicates and are weeded out. But after dups are removed, what will remain is a whole bunch of REAL names on the list for people who rarely vote (thus were not registered) and are unaware that they are even registered. This is the real risk for Internet registration, and for the so-called “voter registration modernization” which heads us toward dumping everyone on the rolls based on driver’s licenses etc., and for the kinds of violations publicized with ACORN.

When you combine voter list stuffing with vote by mail, you open up a huge vector for fraud: Insiders casting votes in the name of real people who are registered voters but unlikely to vote.

In other words, the risk for large, wholesale vote-by-mail fraud is not with some dead guys, nor is it with the non-matching signatures. The real risks are with the signatures that DO match and the voters who are REAL, but don’t vote and who may not even know they are registered. As for faking the sig match: This is a trivial little end-run but merits a separate write-up.

Now, when you start pushing people to come in personally to apply and drop off absentee ballots, you also add risks for an insider operation for counterfeit absentee voting, by eliminating post office records. You also don’t have to deal with the tricky little detail of where to mail a bunch of unasked-for ballots. Absentee applications can magically appear (a bunch of people “dropped them off”) and voted absentee ballots for the matching names can sprout like mushrooms (people “dropped them off”, you know).

Absentee voting already has a rich and proven history of fraud, just ask any Appalachian state, and is being ramped up in Massachusetts for this election. And it’s a bit troubling.

Here’s one strategy that can be used to detect counterfeit absentee-dumping: Because it requires an insider, there will be considerable variation among the 351 municipalities as to whether insider absentee fraud is doable. So by comparing the percentage of absentee votes between municipalities, it should be possible to pick out locations with higher-than-normal absentee participation.

VOTING MACHINE FORENSICS

For more detailed examination of voting machine and tabulator functionality, here are some of the diagnostic reports available by request. These are all considered non-proprietary and fall under public records laws.

POLLING PLACE VOTING MACHINE AUDIT TAPES: Each polling place voting machine can print an audit tape. Typically they just print the results tape, but there are two additional options: The AccuVote machines can also print a “long tape” which shows results in more detail, including blank ballots; and they can print an “Audit Tape”, which shows important information like when the machine was turned off or on, whether someone pushed an override button, and so forth.

CENTRAL TABULATOR AUDIT LOGS: Most Massachusetts locations don’t use the central machine that adds up multiple polling place results, but some jurisdictions, like Boston and Cambridge, may use the GEMS central tabulator. If so, GET THE AUDIT LOG. Get it in electronic form. This will show many different events, all of them important. This central tabulator runs on Windows, so also request an electronic copy of the Windows Event Log, the Windows System Log, and the Windows Administrative log. GEMS runs over 80 different kinds of diagnostic reports; here are links to examples:

http://www.blackboxvoting.org/toolkit-report-samples.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples1.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-sample2.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples3.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples4.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples5.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples6.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples7.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples8.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples9.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples10.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples11.pdf
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/report-samples12.pdf

One of the most useful reports is in sample 8, which shows whether duplicate memory cards were created. The example here shows one precinct that had an extra memory card (ballot box) created, but in Putnam County Florida after the 2004 election, every precinct had 2-3 memory cards (ballot boxes). This is important information for tracking chain of custody.

TOOL KITS

For more information, such as how to request public records, or details on looking at audit logs or automating collection of preliminary results, go to our Tool Kit page: http://www.blackboxvoting.org/toolkit.html — both the 2008 and the earlier Tool Kit contain many valuable suggestions.

It is important to note that high on the coming agenda is Universal Voter Registration, which if allowed to pass will Permanently degrade the sanctity of the American vote going forward.

If you live in Massachusetts, I am asking you to please consider voting for Scott Brown.

If you live outside Massachusetts and wish to help, they are looking for phone bank helpers (from your home in any state). I am asking you to follow the recommendations of BlackboxVoting.org. Of course, Scott Brown for Senate is accepting cash donations as well.

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More Corruption Aimed Squarely At Your Vote

Posted on November 9, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , |

What if I were to tell you the same corrupt players have found new ways to steal elections in America?
 
 

By electing clean Secretaries of State in 2010, we can ensure fair elections in 2012 across the country. We’re endorsing great candidates who support our goals – and we need your help to get them elected!

We’ve helped to elect 11 of 13 election reform candidates in key states like Minnesota and Ohio. Winning in these states has made a difference already, and now we’re gearing up for more wins in 2010.

By making a small contribution you can make sure unethical Secretaries of State like her and Ken Blackwell, never get to suppress our votes again. Dollar for dollar, the SoS Project is one of the most effective political investments you can make.

Since we launched in the fall of 2005, we have engaged in eleven races and have backed the winning candidate in nine states, including: Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Nevada, West Virginia and Missouri. We lost only in Michigan and Colorado (and there by a tiny margin).

In 2008, we ran a sophisticated, highly targeted campaign in Montana which made the difference in a major upset – ousting the incumbent Republican Secretary of State. Most analysts anticipate a tough 2010 Senate race in Montana, and it is critical to have a fair Secretary of State in place. In Oregon last year we helped beat back a late unexpected surge to capture a critical open seat.

We are proud of our 2006 victory in Minnesota, where long time reformer Mark Ritchie pulled off a major upset, with our support.  He was under fierce media and legal scrutiny as he oversaw the recount of the Franken/Coleman senatorial race, and operated with transparency and integrity, such that the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the extremely close election results, finally sending Franken to the Senate, where his vote is much needed.

We pride ourselves on being fast, nimble, and strategic in our spending. Potential donors should know that the SoS Project’s startup and overhead costs are already fully funded. So your contributions go to providing money directly to candidates in targeted races and independent expenditure campaigns in critical states, not to our operational costs.

We seek donations to our SoS Strategic Fund for three purposes:

  1. to establish state political committees that will conduct innovative independent expenditure campaigns.
  2. to build a reserve that can be deployed, where legally permissible, to benefit the races where it will matter most in the hectic final days before the election.
  3. to grow the donor base for crucial down ballot races by spreading the story to new donors through paid online and social network marketing and activism campaigns.

The Secretary of State Fund, a non-federal 527, can accept unlimited contributions.

Who are these people? According to their website, they are:

Becky Bond works for a socially progressive mobile telephone company based in San Francisco. She serves on the board of the New Organizing Institute* and ActBlue.com*.

Lola Elfman is has served as an organizer and trainer for The New Organizing Institute* since 2007, she served as Internet Director for Phil Angelides’ campaign for California Governor*, and was a consultant with M+R Strategic Services*.

Megan Hull was a Project Director for Democracy Reform at the Center for Civic Participation*. In 2004, she was a Co-Director of the coalition that investigated polling place problems and vote counting irregularities in Ohio and New Mexico.

Michael Kieschnick is a social entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He is also a board member of the League of Conservation Voters, among other progressive organizations.

What they forgot to tell you was who else is on their team.

According to Matthew Vadum at American Spectator:

The founders of the Secretary of State Project, which claims to advance “election protection” but only backs Democrats, religiously believe that right-leaning secretaries of state helped the GOP steal the presidential elections in Florida in 2000 (Katherine Harris) and in Ohio in 2004 (Ken Blackwell).

The secretary of state candidates the group endorses sing the same familiar song about electoral integrity issues: Voter fraud is largely a myth, vote suppression is used widely by Republicans, cleansing the dead and fictional characters from voter rolls should be avoided until embarrassing media reports emerge, and anyone who demands that a voter produce photo identification before pulling the lever is a racist, democracy-hating Fascist.

The group was co-founded in July 2006 by James Rucker, formerly director of grassroots mobilization for MoveOn.org Political Action and Moveon.org Civic Action. “Any serious commitment to wrestling control of the country from the Republican Party must include removing their political operatives from deciding who can vote and whose votes will count,” said another co-founder, Becky Bond, to the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006.

Its website claims, “A modest political investment in electing clean candidates to critical Secretary of State offices is an efficient way to protect the election.” Indeed. Political observers know that a relatively small amount of money can help swing a little-watched race for a state office few people understand or care about.

In 2006, the Minnesota ACORN Political Action Committee endorsed Ritchie and donated to his campaign. According to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, contributors to Ritchie’s campaign included liberal philanthropists George Soros, Drummond Pike, and Deborah Rappaport, along with veteran community organizer Heather Booth, a Saul Alinsky disciple who co-founded the Midwest Academy, a radical ACORN clone. One article on Ritchie’s 2006 campaign website brags about the fine work ACORN did in Florida to pass a constitutional amendment to raise that state’s minimum wage.

It was revealed during a panel discussion at the Democratic Party’s convention in Denver this summer that the Democracy Alliance, a financial clearinghouse created by Soros and insurance magnate Peter B. Lewis, approved the Secretary of State Project as a grantee. The Democracy Alliance aspires to create a permanent political infrastructure of nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups-a kind of “vast left-wing conspiracy” to compete with the conservative movement. It has brokered more than $100 million in grants to liberal nonprofits including ACORN. The aforementioned Pike and Rappaport, who gave money to Ritchie’s campaign, are members of the Democracy Alliance.

According to IRS 8872 disclosure forms, the Secretary of State Project received donations from Democracy Alliance members including Soros, Rob Stein, Gail Furman, and Susie Tompkins Buell.

Who now heads the Democracy Alliance? Howard Dean.
 
What does SOS say of their recent victories:
  
In 2006, SoS Project donors helped raise over $500,000 to elect reform candidates in 5 key battleground states – Ohio, Nevada, Minnesota, Iowa and New Mexico. We raised over $200,000 in Ohio to defeat Ken Blackwell with one of the most progressive election officers in the nation, Jennifer Brunner. In the 2008 presidential election, Secretary of State Brunner made decision after decision to keep the election clean and make every vote count. In Minnesota, we helped Mark Ritchie beat a Republican incumbent. Because of Secretary of State Ritchie’s dedication to fairness and transparency, a recount in the Coleman-Franken Senate race ensured every vote was counted and resulted in the certification of Al Franken’s narrow victory in the 2008 Minnesota Senate contest. Dollar for dollar, the SoS Project was one of 2006’s most effective political investments.

The 2008 election was a magnificent one for the Secretary of State Project and our savvy group of supporters helping to win 4 of 4 races! Not only did we help oust a republican Secretary of State incumbent and win three other seats, but we also witnessed returns (as noted above) from our 2006 work to elect Secretaries of State in key presidential battleground states. In Montana alone, we launched a highly targeted campaign to put Linda McCulloch over the top by just 5,305 votes. In a state where Senator John Tester won his seat by less than 1% of the vote, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch will be able to ensure that every vote is counted when he runs for reelection in 2010. Our campaign made the difference.

According to Rebekah Chauhan in a blog on Brevard Tea Party:

Mark Ritchie, a Democrat and former community organizer, largely controlled the electoral process that seated Al Franken as the 60th Democrat in the Senate. Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman led Democrat Al Franken by 341 votes and the Democrats controlled 57 seats in the Senate, compared to the Republicans’ 40. The Minnesota seat was the only one that Democrats could try to steal. Franken was endorsed by ACORN Votes, ACORN’s federal political action committee. Minnesota’s secretary of state isn’t a Democrat by happenstance. Ritchie, who defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer in 2006, received an endorsement and financial assistance for his run from a below-the-radar non-federal “527” group called the Secretary of State Project. The entity can accept unlimited financial contributions and doesn’t have to disclose them publicly until well after the election. The founders of the Secretary of State Project, which claims to advance “election protection” only backs Democrats. The secretary of state candidates the group endorses sing the same familiar song about electoral integrity issues: Voter fraud is largely a myth, vote suppression is used widely by Republicans, cleansing the dead and fictional characters from voter rolls should be avoided until embarrassing media reports emerge, and anyone who demands that a voter produce photo identification before pulling the lever is a racist, democracy-hating Fascist.

…In 2006, along with Minnesota’s Ritchie, SoS Project-endorsed Jennifer Brunner (Ohio), who defied federal law by refusing to take steps to verify 200,000 questionable voter registrations, trounced her opponent, 55% to 41%.

Discover the network web site says:
 
The idea for SoSP germinated shortly after that 2004 election, when the group’s Democrat founders blamed Kerry’s defeat on then-Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican, who had ruled that Ohio (where Bush won by a relatively slim 118,599-vote margin) would not count provisional ballots — even those submitted by properly registered voters — if they had been submitted at the wrong precinct. Though the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ultimately upheld Blackwell’s decision, SoSP’s founders nonetheless received the ruling with the same bitterness they had felt regarding former Florida (Republican) Secretary of State Katherine Harris’s handling of the infamous ballot recount in 2000 (when Bush defeated Al Gore in the presidential election). Moreover, SoSP’s founders accused Blackwell and Republicans of conspiring to suppress Democratic voter turnout in Ohio. “We were tired of Republican manipulation of elections,” said SoSP co-founder Michael Kieschnick, who also serves as President of Working Assets. “It seemed like lots of decisions were made by people who were pretty clearly political operatives.”

To establish “election protection” against similar disappointments in subsequent political races, SoSP in 2006 targeted its funding efforts on the Secretary of State races in seven swing states — Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Colorado, and Michigan. Democrats emerged victorious in five of those seven elections — all except Colorado and Michigan. As USA Today reported at the time: “The political battle for control of the federal government has opened up a new front: the obscure but vital state offices that determine who votes and how those votes are counted.”

 
What about NY 23 and Hoffman?
 
Expecting a Hoffman win, based on poll results, the following statement was put out by Big Governement.com
 

Multiple sources on the ground in New York’s 23rd Congressional district confirm that ACORN is expected to be actively protesting the election results in Clinton County, New York tomorrow. This move comes on the heels of a legal win for the Hoffman camp today as it was ruled that all poll watchers would have to be registered voters of NY 23.

Rob Ryan, spokesman for the Hoffman campaign, states that the legal decision is all about ballot security and that the move by ACORN is not a surprise.

“The Working Family Party is desperate, Today’s poll show that Doug Hoffman is drawing votes from all Demographics”.

While the focus tomorrow will be on securing a win for Hoffman, Ryan says there are still worries about:

 

“voter intimidation, absentee ballot fraud and groups like ACORN/Working Families Party and big labor stealing the election from the people of the 23rd district.”

Of course, Hoffman lost to Democrat Bill Owens, by a very slight margin, estimated at under 4% of the vote. Slight enough that I wondered what impact, if any, did groups like ACORN, Democracy Alliance and others of that sort have in this election? How many votes are yet to count or set aside? I can not answer, but would love to know. Were there any irregularities?
 
In neighboring NY 21 there was plenty of fraud as Eric Shawn at Fox News reported October 20,2009 :
Thirty-eight forged or fraudulent ballots have been thrown out, according to records at the Rensselaer County Board of Elections in Troy, N.Y. Enough votes, an election official admits, to likely have tipped the November election to the Democrats

Brian Suozzo voted with an absentee ballot in the Working Families Party primary on Sept. 15 because, as his application stated, he was “at home recovering from medical procedure.”

Jessica Boomhower’s application said she would be attending a “work conference in Boston.”

Michael Ward couldn’t vote in person because he was “taking care of elderly parent.”

Kimberlee Truell was on a “Bus trip to casino,” as was Miguel Vazques.

The only problem with these absentee ballot records at the Rensselaer County Board of Elections in Troy, N.Y., is that they’re phony, voters and investigators say — and they’ve prompted what’s being called an unprecedented investigation of suspected voter fraud. 

Thirty-eight forged or fraudulent ballots have been thrown out — enough votes, an election official admits, to likely have tipped the city council and county elections in November to the Democrats. Candidates would have been able to run both on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines in two weeks, and that could have given the Democrats the general election.

A special prosecutor is investigating the case and criminal charges are possible. New York State Supreme Court Judge Michael Lynch ruled that there were “significant election law violations that have compromised the rights of numerous voters and the integrity of the election process.”

Among the reasons cited on the fraudulent forms for absentee voting: “traveling to Buffalo,” attending a “screen printing conference in Syracuse,” “working late shift,” “working construction,” and “home — ill.”

“Someone took my signature and voted with it and I felt extremely violated,” Suozzo told Fox News. He is a soft-spoken 28-year-old environmental engineer who says he never saw, let alone signed, the Working Families Party Absentee ballot application that carried his supposed signature. He was flabbergasted that someone would vote for him and submit it.

“The whole thing seems dirty to me,” Suzzo said. “You wonder how often this happens and people don’t get caught.”

He says he did not have any type of medical procedure, adding “I haven’t been to the hospital in years.”

“I feel that I was gypped,” Boomhower said, ruefully. “I didn’t get to cast my vote on my own.”

Boomhower, a 28-year-old home health care worker, says three men came to her door asking her to sign a ballot application. It wasn’t until after the election that a private investigator brought her the news that an absentee ballot indeed showed she had voted, when she actually had not.

“I can’t believe they thought they would get away with this,” she says angrily, noting that the false claim that she was in Boston could have jeopardized her job. “I don’t want to see this get tossed aside,” she told Fox News.

Michael Ward, whose ballot said he was taking care of an elderly parent, said “I got one parent left, and he lives in Albany and takes care of himself.”

“They tried to steal an election,” says Bob Mirch, the majority leader of the Rensselaer County legislature who suspected voter fraud and started the investigation after being alerted to a large number of absentee ballot application requests that were noticed by the Republican Board of Elections commissioner .

“Not only does it undermine the system, but if these people were allowed to do this, we could never have a fair election… I’ve been doing this for 35 years, when I saw this, it sends a chill through my body right now.”

…The Working Families Party has recently gained strength, and controversy, in New York. Republican and Democratic candidates in the Empire State can also run on third party lines, such as the Working Families Party, as well as the Liberal, Conservative, and Independence parties, among others. The extra line means extra votes that could bring victory.

Hillary Clinton garnered 2.7 percent of her total votes from the WFP line when she first ran for Senate in 2000, which increased to 5 percent of her total vote in 2006. In September, Clinton’s former campaign manager for her 2000 Senate run, New York City Councilman Bill DeBlasio, who has been endorsed by the WFP, beat two long-established politicians in the Democratic primary. Critics also accuse the Working Families Party of having a long association with the troubled activist group, ACORN. Bertha Lewis, ACORN’s CEO, is one of the party’s co-founders. The New York Times reported this month that “Patrick Gaspard, the White House political director, worked with ACORN in New York to set up the Working Families political party and sat on the party’s board with Ms. Lewis.”

The WFP has also endorsed New York Democratic Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, who was one of only seven Senators who voted against cutting federal housing funds to ACORN in September. 

…”We caught this isolated incident, but how many times has this happened?” asks Suozzo, one of the registered Working Families Party voters who didn’t even know about his vote.

 Boomhower is blunt about politicians: “They’re corrupt. I’m sure this goes on a lot in politics, but its very rare that they do get caught.”

What’s unfolding in Troy may prove voter fraud does exist, and threatens honest elections.

So, once again, George Soros, ACORN and the host of usual players are allowed to skirt the system to their own benefit. If you can’t win fair and square, win by any means necessary.
 
They are already formulating their campaigns for 2010. We need to keep that in mind. Watchdogs in the states touted by the SOS website as targets need to be on high alert and need to point out to fellow constituents what is really happening. Letters to the editor are a very effective tool for this as is calling local radio talk shows to bring up the subject.
 
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My Epiphany – It all boils down to this!

Posted on October 20, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As I assembled the Maurice Strong Database, all of a sudden I understood.

I am not a researcher, I am not a journalist, I have a full time job away from here. I am just a citizen, like you. None the less, I think I have it figured out.

Everything that is wrong with this country –  all of it boils down to the United Nations and Agenda 21 but more importantly, it boils down to one man – Maurice Strong.

Media Complicit and Lacking in Duty

http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/hab2.html

*Traditional beliefs simply don’t fit the UN vision for 21st Century communities. To find more universal values,The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II)  met June 3-14, 1996 in Istanbul. Leaders convened a day-long “Dialogue” on the meaning of Solidarity at the elegant Ciragan Palace in Istanbul. The official list of 21 panel members included former Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek, historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, and Maurice Strong who led the 1992 UN conference on environment.

“I have gathered leaders with tremendous wisdom and prestige,” began Habitat Secretary-General Wally N’Dow. “They are bringing the spiritual dimension-the only ingredient that can bind societies together.” He had chosen an American moderator who would add credibility to the discussion: Robert MacNeil (of MacNeil-Lehrer), “one of the spiritual lights of the media industry today.”

This hand-picked “interfaith group” left little doubt that solidarity meant a universal shift to the new globalist-New Age paradigm (or world-view). “Change your whole way of thinking, because the new order of the spirit is confronting and challenging you,” said Millard Fuller, President of Habitat for Humanity.

“Citizenship for the next century is learning to live together,” said Federico Mayor, Director General of UNESCO. “The 21st Century city will be a city of social solidarity…. We have to redefine the words… [and write a new] social contract.”

“We should stop bemoaning the growth of cities,” added Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Vice President of The World Bank. “It’s going to happen and it’s a good thing, because cities are the vectors of social change and transformation. Let’s just make sure that social change and transformation are going in the right direction.” Later he added, “The media must act as part of the education process that counters individualism.”

Race to Global Governance and Loss of US Sovereignty

“[The Earth Summit will play an important role in] reforming and strengthening the United Nations as the centerpiece of the emerging system of democratic global governance.”
-Maurice Strong quoted in the September 1, 1997 edition of National Review magazine.

*In an essay by Strong entitled Stockholm to Rio: A Journey Down a Generation, he says:

“Strengthening the role the United Nations can play…will require serious examination of the need to extend into the international arena the rule of law and the principle of taxation to finance agreed actions which provide the basis for governance at the national level. But this will not come about easily. Resistance to such changes is deeply entrenched. They will come about not through the embrace of full blown world government, but as a careful and pragmatic response to compelling imperatives and the inadequacies of alternatives.”

 ”The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. What is needed is recognition of the reality that in so many fields, and this is particularly true of environmental issues, it is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.”

*Please take the time to read this snip from an old RMN article:

*…placing Strong in charge of U.N. reform could pose a significant threat to the American way of life as Strong has used his position to centralize power in the U.N. at the expense of national sovereignty.

*Journalist Elaine Dewar interviewed Strong and wrote about him in her book Cloak of Green. She writes, “He could raise his own money from whomever he liked, appoint anyone he wanted, control the agenda.” Also:

“He told me he had more unfettered power than a cabinet minister in Ottawa. He was right: He didn’t have to run for re-election, yet he could profoundly affect lives.”

That “unfettered power” led to his role in creating the Kyoto Protocol.

*In 1990, Maurice Strong gave an interview to WEST magazine, where he described how he envisioned the Earth being saved:

“Each year the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland. Hundreds of CEO’s, prime ministers, finance ministers, and leading academics gather each February to attend meetings and set the economic agendas for the year ahead.

“What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principle risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment? Will they do it? Will the rich countries agree to reduce their impact on the environment? Will they agree to save the earth?

“The group’s conclusions is ‘no.’ The rich countries won’t do it. They won’t change. So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilization collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”

Two years after making that statement, Strong laid the foundation, and helped in the creation of the Kyoto Protocol.

The socialist agenda

http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/la21_198.html

*This global contract binds all nations and spreading regions to the the collective vision of “sustainable development.” They must commit to pursue the three E’s of “sustainability”: Environment, Economy and Equity referring to the UN blueprint for environmental regulations, economic regulations, and social equity.   Agenda 21, the UN blueprint for global transformation, sounds good to many well meaning people. Drafted for the purpose of creating “sustainable societies”, it has been welcomed by nations around the world. Political, cultural, and media leaders have embraced its alluring visions of social justice and a healthy planet. They hide the lies behind its doomsday scenarios and fraudulent science. Relatively few consider the contrary facts and colossal costs.   After all, what could be wrong with preserving resources for the next generation? Why not limit consumption and reduce energy use? Why not abolish poverty and establish a global welfare system to train parents, monitor intolerance, and meet all our needs? Why not save the planet by trading cars for bikes, an open market for “self-sustaining communities,” and single dwellings for dense “human settlements” (located on transit lines) where everyone would dialogue, share common ground, and be equal?   The answer is simple. Marxist economics has never worked. Socialism produces poverty, not prosperity. Collectivism creates oppression, not freedom. Trusting environmental “scientists” who depend on government funding and must produce politically useful “information” will lead to economic and social disaster.   Even so, local and national leaders around the world are following the UN blueprint for global management and “sustainable communities,” and President Clinton is leading the way. A letter I received from The President’s Council on Sustainable Development states that –   “In April 1997, President Clinton asked the council to advise him on: next steps in building a new environmental management system for the 21st century… and policies that foster U.S. leadership on sustainable development internationally. The council was also charged to ensure that social equity issues are fully integrated…” (Emphasis added)   Many of our representatives are backing his plan. In a 1997 letter congratulating the Local Agenda 21 Advisory Board in Santa Cruz for completing their Action Plan, Congressman Sam Farr wrote,   “The Local Agenda 21 Action Plan not only has local significance, it also will have regional and national impacts. As you know, the President’s Council on Sustainable Development is beginning Phase III of its work with an emphasis on sustainable communities.” (emphasis added)   This agenda may already be driving your community ís “development”, so be alert to the clues. Notice buzzwords such as “visioning,” “partners,” and “stakeholders.” Know how to resist the consensus process. Ask questions, but don’t always trust the answers.

http://www.defenddemocracy.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11779069&Itemid=347

*China is a special place for Strong, a self-declared, life-long socialist. It is the burial place of a woman said to be one of his relatives, the famous pro-communist American journalist Anna Louise Strong, a vociferous supporter of Lenin and Stalin until the mid-‘30s, and a strong booster of Mao Zedong’s China. Maurice Strong’s presence in Beijing, however, raises awkward questions: For one thing, China, while one of the world’s biggest producers of industrial pollution, has been profiting from the trading of carbon emissions credits – thanks to heavily politicized U.N.-backed environmental deals engineered by Strong in the 1990s.

Strong has refused to answer questions from FOX News about the nature of his business in China, though he has been linked in press reports to planned attempts to market Chinese-made automobiles in North America, and a spokesman for the U.S.-based firm that had invited him to speak in San Francisco, Cleantech Venture Network, says he has recently been “instrumental” in helping them set up a joint venture in Beijing. Strong’s assistant in Beijing did confirm by e-mail that he has an office in a Chinese government-hosted diplomatic compound, thanks to “many continuing relationships arising from his career including 40 years of active relationships in China.”

And from China, Strong has to this day maintained a network of personal and official connections within the U.N. system that he has long used to spin his own vast web of non-governmental organizations, business associates and ties to global glitterati. Within that web, Strong has developed a distinctive pattern over the years of helping to set up taxpayer-funded public bureaucracies, both outside and within the U.N., which he then taps for funding and contacts when he moves on to other projects.

*Crisis as opportunity from UN-DESA Policy Brief #17 Reaching A Climate Deal in Copenhagen

The current financial crisis provides an opportunity to make a fundamental change in the patterns of international cooperation, investment and production. New sustainable development trajectories are to be sought, based on low-carbon, clean technologies, with a large component of renewable energy sources. In fact, there are important synergies to be expected from integrating climate and energy related investments into strategies addressing the economic downturn, for example the employment gains of shifting towards renewable energy. A ‘shared vision’ based on the essential premise of the UNFCCC convention—common but diff erentiated responsibilities and capabilities will be the basis of any new international agreement agreed in Copenhagen. Negotiating parties must ensure that this shared vision show a clearand strong commitment to the overall objective of sustainable development and catch-up growth in developing countries. It should also include equity considerations such as poverty reduction and convergence in terms of income distribution and emissions per capita.

The rise of unions / acorn type organizations

http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/hab2.html

*The US Network for Habitat II (led by Strong) is one of a myriad of national and international UN organizations committed to carry out the UN plan in local communities. “The Network is a forum for making sure people are heard,” explained one of its leaders. “Its role is to tie together the messages from all six UN conferences into practical action.”

“Partnerships will be increasingly important,” he continued. “People in faith communities can help us. We use the African proverb: “‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ …Collaboration links…government, the private sector, and the civil sector.”

Do you see the resemblance to the “People’s Government” that characterized the local “soviets” in the former USSR? Lenin knew he couldn’t win through representative democracy, so he organized local assemblies called Soviets. Linked through a national federation of Soviets, each local Soviet was ruled by the uneducated proletariat, the “raw material to be molded by an audacious leader” skilled in the use of propaganda. Private merchants, landlords, and priests were excluded from leadership. The chosen elites were supervised and disciplined by rulers at a higher level. Few dared complain. As Andrei Vishinsky wrote in The Law of the Soviet State, “There can be no place for freedom of speech, press, and so on for the foes of socialism.”

The UN plan matches US plans. The UN agenda fits well into the policy-making framework already being established in US communities. Three official plans for transforming cities show how UN tactics for change works hand-in-globe with US strategies.

In 1995, school districts from coast to coast were asked to use Education Secretary Riley’s Community Action Toolkit to change public opinion and win support for Goals 2000. In 1996, two similar plans for local transformation were introduced:

  • The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, the Habitat II action plan based on Agenda 21, the environmental program negotiated at the 1992 UN World Conference on Environment and Development.
  • Sustainable America: A New Consensus, a report by The President’s Council for Sustainable Development.

The striking similarity between the three plans suggest an alarming cooperation between the UN and US authors. All three share the following buzzwords or concepts: partnerships, consensus, lifelong learning, baselines or benchmarks, monitoring, assessment, data gathering, systemic change, system thinking, social development, etc. All stress the need to measure, assess, and monitor progress.

All are designed to bypass traditional government and govern people through a form of “citizens” or “grassroots participation” which the Encyclopedia Britannica refers to as “totalitarian democracy” and Communist leaders have called “People’s Government.” In the US, this system is already bypassing both state and national representative governments. As in Lenin’s Soviets, neither UN forums nor the US community meetings on education will acknowledge dissenting voices. Resisters are silenced by trained facilitators who only record voices that echo the “right” ideology.

 Health care “reform” agenda

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/jul/03070703.html

Touted as one of the most well connected men on the planet, Strong has used his extensive web of high level international connections to advance the demise of national sovereignty, democracy and traditional religion and other elements he believes are causing an over-populous and environmentally-irresponsible humanity to endanger the planet.

Ed note: Cutting medicare to seniors is another way to introduce population control. As well, the UN strongly believes in womens reproductive rights and has mandated funding for birth control methods, including abortion. This covenant in Agenda 21 and other UN programs to control population is the driving force in the “reform” now being proposed – this is why it really is not about reforming health care, but rather instituting population control in a way most Americans would be oblivious to

Cap and trade

*Strong in an interview at WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM – WASHINGTON, D.C. on APRIL 4, 2001 was asked about biodiversity and smart growth helping with energy issues: Absolutely and also paradox, we are going to see higher energy prices, and higher energy prices will provide a very strong incentive for people to use energy more efficiently [JV: like giving a dog a bone]. Not that one should advocate high prices, but high prices are not all bad, they will permit people, and even [encourage] people to use energy more efficiently.

http://www.openmarket.org/2007/07/27/maurice-strong/

*Why am I not surprised to see his name involved with cap-and-trade? Let’s see, he was involved in Oil for Food, and cash funneled via U.N. agencies to North Korea, and under Kofi Annan received a million dollar check bankrolled by Saddam Hussein’s U.N.-sanctioned regime that was delivered by Tongsun Park—Maurice Strong embodies all that is sinister and shady.

Today he is involved in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the only firm in the U.S. that trades carbon credits, no doubt because he cares about the environment.

Out of control governement spending and economic justice

http://www.maximsnews.com/news20091013mauricestronginterview10910130801.htm

*Maurice Strong: The unsustainable nature of our current economic system was dramatically revealed by both the climate change and the economic crises. They are inextricably linked on a systemic, integrated basis and cannot be managed as separate and competing issues. 

The climate change challenge requires us to make changes in the fundamental nature and functioning of our economic system and resist the temptation merely to patch up the existing system to enable to continue, however, temporally, on the pathway that led to its crisis. 

Only through fundamental change can we transcend these crises and rebuild the economic and social foundations of our civilization to ensure its survival and sustainability….

*…according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, [ratifying Kyoto] could cost the economy $400 billion per year, raise electric utility rates by 86 per cent, hike the cost of heating oil by 76 per cent, and impose a permanent “Kyoto gasoline tax” of 66 cents per gallon. In total, each U.S. household would have to spend an extra $1,740 per year on energy. WEFA, an economic information and consulting firm, reports that 2.4 million jobs would be lost and manufacturing wages cut by 2.1 per cent.

* “This group of world leaders forms a secret society to bring about an economic collapse,” continued Strong, warming to his fantasy. “It’s February. They’re all at Davos. These aren’t terrorists.   “They’re world leaders. They have positioned themselves in the world’s commodities and stock markets. They’ve engineered, using their access to stock markets and computers and gold supplies, a panic. Then, they prevent the world’s stock markets from closing. They jam the gears. They hire mercenaries who hold the leaders at Davos as hostage. The markets can’t close…”   Strong catches himself. “I probably shouldn’t be saying things like this.”

* Strong, the executive coordinator of the reform effort at the UN and senior advisor to the President of the World Bank, has one goal: to shape a peaceful and equitable future for all humankind….

His book – Where On Earth Are We Going – was published in 2002.

(Amazon.com listing: http://www.amazon.com/Where-Earth-Are-We-Going/dp/158799092X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256005038&sr=1-1 )

Unemployment rates

Frankly, we may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse.” -Maurice Strong quoted in the September 1, 1997 edition of National Review magazine.

Loss of the “American Lifestyle”

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6485

According to financial experts, the world, as we know it will change dramatically by the year 2012.  People, who provided for their families only three years ago, will be desperately searching for food. The story of the economic meltdown of 2008 begins and ends with the United Nations and its carefully managed One World Order. Behind the curtain of this dark chapter in human misery are ogres Maurice Strong and George Soros.

 It is both power lust and an all-consuming hatred of the United States of America that elevated this deadly duo to ogre status. Fortunately for all of those searching for answers, much of their plan for the world, post November 4, 2008 is already mapped out in writing.  Leading economic experts and Strong agree that in 2012 people will be going hungry.

Strong has worked diligently and effectively to bring his ideas to fruition, He is now in a position to implement them.” (Henry Lamb, The Rise of Global Governance, available at soverignty.net).  “His speeches and writings provide a clear picture of what to expect.  In 1991, Strong wrote the introduction to a book published by the Trilateral Commission, called Beyond Interdependence: The Meshing of the World’s Economy and the Earth’s Ecology, by Jim MacNeil. (David Rockefeller wrote the foreword).  Strong said this:

“This interlocking…is the new reality of the century, with profound implications for the shape of our institutions of governance, national and international.  By the year 2012, these changes must be fully integrated into our economic and political life.”

These chilling words are in line with ones he used for the opening session of the Rio Conference (Earth Summit II) in 1992, that industrialized countries have:

“Developed and benefited from the unsustainable patterns of production and consumption which have produced our present dilemma.  It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class—involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing—are not sustainable.  A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmentally damaging consumption patterns.”

The only change that has happened since 1992 is that Strong and Soros now have their Agent of Change coming to the White House.

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi/noframes/read/112258

*Strong also directs the U.N.’s Business Council on Sustainable Development. Under his leadership, the council tries to affect peoples’ lives through U.N. policies that attempt to reduce the availability of meat products; limit the use of home and workplace air conditioners; discourage private ownership of motor vehicles; encroach on private property rights; and work to reduce the number of single family homes.

 The grab for control of our waterways

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=214115

The California man made drought,which affects the American food supply, was caused by the federal government enforcing the Endangered Species Act, which has a rich history of robbing landowners of their rights. A closer look is warranted at the parties involved.

The lead Plaintiff in the water cut off is the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a false environmental agency, with an $ 87 million dollar budget, funded by the Ford Foundation, which is infamous for their affiliation with eugenics during WWII. The NRDC is operating against freedom and toward control of the masses as evidenced by their website; the legislative bills that visitors are encouraged to support include the Clean Water Restoration Act, which could federalize all water and the Law of Sea Treaty which would hand over unprecedented power to the United Nations on American marine waterways. Further, the NRDC works with the UN World Bank, which is notorious for water privatization . ( Maurice Strong- Senior Advisor to the United Nations and World Bank)  The NRDC is a proud member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The IUCN was created by the UN (Sir Julian Huxley of UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to provide a more scientific base), advises the UN and develops treaties. The IUCN is active in identifying endangered species and one of their members include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the agency that has the power to list endangered species. The IUCN frequently collaborates with the UN World Bank.

Laurance Rockefeller is named on the Board of Trustees of the NRDC. His family and the tax exempt Rockefeller Foundation have created and financed countless UN agencies and programs. The Rockefeller Foundation has gifted grants to the UN Population Council, which has its roots in eugenics, the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) and the UN World Bank. Read the transcript from Senator Norm Dodds’ interview with G. Edward Griffin for more information on the traitorous Rockefeller and Ford Foundations (http://www.realityzone.com/hiddenagenda2.html).

The Robert Redford Building houses the NRDC office in Los Angeles, and he is on the NRDC Board of Trustees. Robert Redford incessantly promotes man made global warming (which is based on corrupt science from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control), as well as Sustainable Development which, through the UN Global Biodiversity Assessment report, advocates erasing humans from 50% of the landscape and massive depopulation. Further, he is on the Global Council on Awakening Arts and Entertainment, which is closely related to the Club of Budapest, a branch of the Club of Rome, an organization famous for writing that they would use pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages and famine to unite them, and then named humanity as the enemy.

 Ed Note- See also UN Law of the Seas https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/news-for-07162009-pocket-full-of-czars-treaties-grassroots-for-hire-other-clusterucks/  and Senate Bill 787 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s787/show

 Indoctrination of our children

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6485

…“Education programs to teach the “global ethic” have been underway by UNESCO and by UNEP for more than twenty years.” (Page 90, The Rise of Global Governance). “That the U.S. government, through its representatives to the various U.N. agencies, has not already crushed this global governance agenda is s testament to the effectiveness of the U.N.’s education program.”

 http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/la21_198.html

Remember, political activists, like self-proclaimed education “change agents”, have put expediency above integrity. As North Carolina school superintendent Jim Causby said at a 1994 international model school conference, “We have actually been given a course in how not to tell the truth. You’ve had that course in public relations where you learn to put the best spin on things.”

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28719

*“Agenda 21″ is now the earth’s new gospel. I believe that in the future it just may replace “The Communist Manifesto.” Ever read it? Your children are being taught it in their elementary schools through college. Furthermore, there are high school environmental clubs that are being taught to protest.

http://www.ukapologetics.net/08/christianhawk27.htm

*From Associated Press on February 1st, 2008 comes this report:

“PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Global warming issues took over lecture halls in colleges across the country (the United States) Thursday, with more than 1,500 universities participating in what was billed as the nation’s largest-ever “teach-in.”

Organizers said the goal of the event, dubbed “Focus the Nation,” was to move past preaching to the green choir, to reach a captive audience of students in many fields who might not otherwise tune in to climate change issues.

Faculty members from a wide spectrum of disciplines — from chemistry to costume design — agreed to incorporate climate change issues into their lectures on Thursday. Community colleges and some high schools also took part.

“It’s about infusing sustainability into the curriculum of higher education, so students can graduate prepared to deal with the world they have been handed,” said Lindsey Clark, 23, who organized events at the University of Utah.

 Funding of the IMF and World Bank

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6485

..  “A new Economic Security Council (ESC) would replace the existing Economic and Social Council.  The new ESC would consist of no more than 23 members who would have responsibility for all international financial and development activities.  The IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO—virtually all finance and development activities—would be under the authority of this body.  There would be no veto power by any nation. (Italics CFP’s).  Nor would there be permanent member status for any nation.” 

 *Michelle Malkin  •  May 13, 2009 

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/13/obamas-100-billion-imf-bailout-scheme/

I love how this works: Barack Obama pledged $100 billion in foreign aid to help bail out the ailing International Monetary Fund in April. Only after he announced it did he go to Congress and make his case for the money. And yesterday, Obama water-carriers on the Hill cooked up a fuzzy math scheme to make it all work. Voila! $108 billion  

 Government take over of General Motors

 http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/02/05/maurice-strong-let-china-buy-detroit.aspx#

 Encourage China to invest in the Big Three, to ensure their survival through the use of Chinese components

By Maurice F. Strong 

It is surely clear that the bailout of the U.S. automobile industry will not resolve its fundamental problems. But it could provide the time for a new approach that accords with the realities of the industry and can contribute to a resolution of its problems.

While I would not pretend to be an expert on the automobile industry, the close association I have had with it and my concern with its impacts on the environment — particularly the risks of climate change — have convinced me that radical changes are needed in the design and the use of automobiles. The need is particularly urgent in making the transition from fossil fuels to more environmentally benign alternatives and to develop new people-friendly approaches to transportation.

It would be unrealistic to expect that this can be done by denying ownership to people in China, India and other developing countries. The automobile industry is experiencing a growth that can be slowed down and rationalized but cannot be stopped. A prime example: The need to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from autos is urgent and immediate. It cannot be achieved without giving high priority to the development of alternatives to oil and gas as their fuel, and to improved judgment and greater care in vehicle utilization. To be sure, some promising technologies and approaches are being developed, but thus far none are being developed on a scale that can be expected to meet this need in sufficient time.

The current crisis in the industry makes it possible to break new ground in resolving this fundamental dilemma in ways that would have been seen as unrealistic before the crisis. The Chinese have always regarded crises as creating opportunities. Now China could play a major role in helping to rescue the U.S. automobile industry while contributing to resolving the economic and environmental issues confronting the industry worldwide.

China’s domestic industry has been developing rapidly. Chinese companies are already moving into international markets and are inevitably targeting the U.S. market. While they have yet to meet the rigorous quality standards required, it is only a matter of time before they achieve this. In the meantime, the Chinese have provided U.S. and other foreign companies with some of their most profitable markets. And companies of both countries confront the challenge of leading the transition to the post fossil-fuels era.

All of this, I contend, provides a unique opportunity for a new era of co-operation between the Chinese and the North American auto industries in which others, like India, could also participate.

The main elements of such an agreement would be:

1.  Encourage and facilitate China to make major investments in General Motors, Ford and Chrysler that would enable them to reconstruct and revitalize their companies on a basis that would ensure their survival and competitiveness, including the use of Chinese components. This would be done through investment by, or joint ventures with, leading Chinese companies.

2.  The U.S. and Canadian markets would be opened on a selective basis to Chinese automobiles, which would be marketed through the General Motors, Ford and Chrysler dealer networks, restoring the viability and profitability of dealerships afflicted by the industry crisis.

3.  The U.S. companies would have their established positions in the China market secured. They would obtain the right to expand their production and distribution in that market in co-operation with their Chinese partners.

4. The United States, Canada and China would agree to undertake and support a co-operative program of technological development in which their main companies would lead. These developments would be designed to produce a new generation of environmentally benign, people-friendly automobiles with particular focus on the development of alternatives to fossil fuels as well as alternative approaches to personal transportation

There is no question that the negotiation of such an agreement, involving the governments of the countries as well as their industry leaders, would be difficult and complex. But the massive economic and environmental benefits that would accrue to them, and indeed to the entire world, provide a powerful incentive to undertake it. The new administration in the United States and the demonstrated capacity of the Chinese government to manage the processes of fundamental change make this challenging opportunity unique.

The attempt to diminish religion

http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NewAge/Earth_Charter_Ark.htm

*Maurice Strong hinted at the overtly pagan agenda proposed for a future Earth Charter, when in his opening address to the Rio Conference delegates he said, “It is the responsibility of each human being today to choose between the force of darkness and the force of light.” [note: Alice Bailey, and Blavatsky before her, used these terms often. Their writings state that the ‘force of darkness’ are those who adhere to the ‘out-dated’ Judeo-Christian faith; those who continue along their ‘separative’ paths of the one true God. The ‘force of light’ (Lucifer), in their view, is the inclusive new age doctrine of a pagan pantheistic New World Religion. In the New Age of Aquarius there will be no room for the ‘force of darkness’ and ‘separativeness’.] “We must therefore transform our attitudes and adopt a renewed respect for the SUPERIOR LAWS OF DIVINE NATURE,” Strong finished with unanimous applause from the crowd.

http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/la21_198.html

*The GBA concluded on page 763 that “the root causes of the loss of biodiversity are embedded in the way societies use resources.” The main culprit? Judeo-Christian values. Chapter 12.2.3 states that-   “This world view is characteristic of large scale societies, heavily dependent on resources brought from considerable distances. It is a world view that is characterized by the denial of sacred attributes in nature, a characteristic that became firmly established about 2000 years ago with the Judeo-Christian-Islamic religious traditions.  

 

“Eastern cultures with religious traditions such as Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism did not depart as drastically from the perspective of humans as members of a community of beings including other living and non-living elements.”

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi/noframes/read/112258

*Strong is also involved in the U.N. Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Through his work in UNESCO, Strong promotes Gaia, the Earth God(dess), among the world’s youth. Strong is also the director of The Temple of Understanding in New York. He uses The Temple to encourage Americans concerned about the environment to replace Christianity with the worship of “mother earth.”

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/jul/03070703.html

*Touted as one of the most well connected men on the planet, Strong has used his extensive web of high level international connections to advance the demise of national sovereignty, democracy and traditional religion and other elements he believes are causing an over-populous and environmentally-irresponsible humanity to endanger the planet.

For years, conservative intellectuals have derided those who voiced concerns about Strong’s Earth Charter and his plans for the demise of Christianity. However, earlier this year the Vatican warned against the “global ethics” which are the origin and core of the Earth Charter. In an article published in L’Osservatore Romano on February 11, Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragán, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers warned that the aim of the program was to supplant Christian values with a “global ethic.”

The Archbishop called the ‘global ethic’ movement an eco-religion which holds “sustainable development” as the highest good. He said it manifests itself “as a new spirituality that supplants all religions, because the latter have been unable to preserve the ecosystem.” In a word, this is “a new secular religion, a religion without God, or if you prefer, a new God that is the earth itself with the name GAIA,” he said. “The different religions existing in the world have been unable to generate this global ethic; therefore, they must be replaced by a new spirituality, which has as its end global well-being, within sustainable development,” explained Archbishop Barragán.

“FEMA Camps”??? Threats to Freedom of Speech?

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6485

But in Maurice Strong’s New World, NGOs will flag the new order about truth tellers: “The Commission (on Global Governance) believes that the U.N. should protect the “security of the people” inside the borders of sovereign nations, with or without the invitation of the national government.  It proposes the expansion of an NGO “early warning” network to function through the Petitions Council to alert the U.N. to possible action.” (Italics CFP’s).

And Corruption is not lost on Maurice Strong either:

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28719

*At a World Bank Conference on sustainable development several years ago, when economist Joseph Stiglitz presented this concept, I asked him if he was basically “bringing a new company public or a stock to market” in creating this permit-trading system. He answered, “Yes,” and with a very large grin said, “And we will do very well!” Within the last year, a carbon-trading market was established in Chicago.

Interestingly enough, Maurice Strong is one of its directors. Furthermore, it has been suggested that if the price of energy went up, it would encourage people to change to more efficient technologies, thus reducing carbon in the air. Can you imagine the profit insiders and interested parties would make on another oil embargo, let alone the money they will make bartering the carbon trading permits?

http://www.defenddemocracy.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11779069&Itemid=347

*Along the way, Strong has also been caught up in a series of U.N. scandals and conflicts of interest. These extend from the notorious Oil-for-Food program to the latest furor over cash funneled via U.N. agencies to the rogue regime of North Korea, which involves, among other things, Strong’s creative use of a little-known, U.N.-chartered educational institution called the University for Peace. Above all, the tale of Maurice Strong illustrates the way in which the U.N., with its bureaucratic culture of secrecy, its diplomatic immunities, and its global reach, lends itself to manipulation by a small circle of those who best know its back corridors. …

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/3618

*Instead of helping poor countries and poor people the machinations of Strong, Gore and the IPCC are reaping the rewards of their activities while the people pay the price. The people are paying in other ways as governments use IPCC reports to justify carbon taxes and other restrictive, punitive and expensive regulations. A huge industry has erupted as the UK newspaper the Telegraph reported.  “Investing in climate change is proving to be profitable for governments, corporations, and investors from many sectors. Governments recent subsidies towards energy-efficient programs is bringing in newfound wealth for investors. In addition, the rising price of oil have been influential in pushing investments towards alternative energy sources. CEO’s are taking charge in ways that were unforeseen.” So, the very people and industries the environmentalists and socialists despise are doing what they do best – make money.

 

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More Shocking Videos- There’s Really Nothing Left to Say

Posted on October 12, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Senate Finance Committee meets today at 10:00 AM to vote on the Baucus Health Care Bill. If you have not contacted those on the committee, or still are not sure where you stand on this, please see yesterday’s column for information and links to those voting : http://wp.me/pxG9Z-bN 
 
 
ACORN is notorious for their corruption and their disregard for our laws. SEIU is no better. Yet, listen to Obama himself addressing SEIU before the election:

 

 

And yesterday, Breitbart TV broke another video – even more shocking- showing Obama in his own words again, at another SEIU function just prior to the election:

http://www.breitbart.tv/uncovered-video-obama-leads-seiu-chant-after-vowing-to/

Thanks to Wade Rathke, we now know ACORN and SEIU are working hand in hand with our President on health care “reform”:

 

 

Now comes word from Michele Bachman the Senate only defunded ACORN for one month:

 

There is really not much else to say. They have said it all. It’s definitely not about you, not about the good of the country, and definitely not about providing health care for those who can not afford it. Rather, it’s about greed, corruption, political paybacks – courtesy of our elected officials in Washington DC. If you have yet to call to voice your opposition, what are you waiting for? If you want a country based on the principles of SEIU and ACORN, do nothing. If, on the other hand, you are as repulsed by that notion as I am, you need to STAND UP AND TELL THEM NO WAY! Today the Senate Finance Committee votes. In the next few days it will become law.
 
Notice in both the SEIU and ACORN videos here mention EFCA- Employee Free Choice Act. This is also not about free choice, but rather coercion, once again to benefit the Union and enhance their power. Just as Health Care “Reform” is about filling the union’s coffers, particularly the UAW, who is about to receive the vast auto company reserves as negotiated called the “VEBA Fund”. I have included here links to the SEIU agenda posted on their website, a link to the EFCA in both the House and Senate versions under consideration, and information on the VEBA Fund.
 
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ACORN Connections in White House Named and Other ACORN Updates

Posted on September 28, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , |

 

ACORN’s Man in the White House

By on 9.28.09 @ 6:09AM

Newly discovered evidence shows the radical advocacy group ACORN has a man in the Obama White House.

This power behind the throne is longtime ACORN operative Patrick Gaspard. He holds the title of White House political affairs director, the same title Karl Rove held in President Bush’s White House.

Evidence shows that years before he joined the Obama administration, Gaspard was ACORN boss Bertha Lewis’s political director in New York.

Lewis, the current “chief organizer” or CEO of ACORN, was head of New York ACORN from at least 1994 through 2008, when she took over as national leader of ACORN. With Gaspard at work in the White House, Lewis might as well be speaking to President Obama through an earpiece as he goes about his daily business ruining the country.

Erick Erickson of the website RedState recently did an excellent job explaining the relationship of Gaspard to Lewis and President Obama so I won’t take up space here recalling all his valuable insights. Suffice it to say Erickson reported that Gaspard figures prominently in Lewis’s rolodex, which Erickson has in his possession.

Skeptics among you may ask, How do we actually know the low-profile Gaspard, who prefers to work outside the public spotlight and who can hardly be found in Nexis searches at all, was Lewis’s right hand man?

Because Gaspard’s employment with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is acknowledged by no less an authority than ACORN founder Wade Rathke himself. Rathke writes at his blog: 

Tell me that 1199’s former political director, Patrick Gaspard (who was ACORN New York’s political director before that) didn’t reach out from the White House and help make that happen, and I’ll tell you to take some remedial classes in “politics 101.”

The “before that” time period Rathke is referring to is 2003 when Gaspard was executive vice president for political and legislative affairs for 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. According to publicly available disclosure documents, Gaspard registered as a federal lobbyist for SEIU on Oct. 22, 2007. The registration and subsequent disclosures indicate he lobbied Congress on SCHIP, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Incidentally, the lines between ACORN and radical left-wing SEIU, whose acronym stands for Service Employees International Union, become fuzzy in places.

SEIU Locals 100 and 880 are part of the ACORN network of organizations. Local 100 in New Orleans is headed by Rathke. SEIU Local 880 in Chicago is headed by longtime ACORN insider Keith Kelleher.

You’d never know about the SEIU connection from visiting ACORN’s website, http://www.acorn.org. That’s because the website has been receiving a thorough scrubbing in recent months. On ACORN’s affiliated organizations page, references to the two SEIU locals mysteriously disappeared.

It’s worth noting that Gaspard’s ties to ACORN, SEIU, and Lewis go way back.

According to the Complete Marquis Who’s Who, Gaspard has a long history of political involvement stretching back to at least 1989 when he volunteered for the David Dinkins mayoral campaign in New York City. In 2003 he became acting field director for Howard Dean’s presidential bid. He was national field director in 2004 for America Coming Together, a now-defunct get-out-the-vote operation that received a $775,000 fine for campaign finance abuses. In 2006 Gaspard was acting political director for SEIU International.

Gaspard also worked for New York’s Working Families Party, which is an appendage of ACORN. Lewis is a co-founder of that party — which endorsed Obama last year —  and has close ties to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) who has been most reluctant to have the House Judiciary subcommittee he chairs investigate ACORN.

Nadler invented the incredibly creative argument that recent legislative language aimed at depriving ACORN of federal funding constitutes an unconstitutional “bill of attainder.” Perhaps singling out the mafia for a federal funds cutoff would be unconstitutional too in his eyes.

Meanwhile, the American public is beginning to realize that ACORN is a vast criminal conspiracy whose reach extends to the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Obama’s statement that he’s barely aware of ACORN’s problems is nothing short of ridiculous, especially so because Patrick Gaspard was a political director for ACORN New York.

Last year he worked as national political director for the Obama campaign followed by a stint as associate personnel director for the Obama-Biden transition team.

As the old Washington saying goes, politics is personnel. Who knows how many administration officials were put in place by Gaspard with direct input from ACORN’s Bertha Lewis. It boggles the mind. 

We also now know the Obama administration was lying about ACORN’s high level involvement in the 2010 Census. The coordination between ACORN and the Census was revealed as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the relentless investigator Tegan Millspaw of Judicial Watch. The Census and other government agencies have cut ties with ACORN as the ACORN scandal widens.

We have to wonder: when it comes to ACORN, what else is the Obama administration lying about?

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/09/22/redstate-exclusive-a-review-of-acorn-ceo-bertha-lewiss-rolodex-suggests-strong-white-house-ties/

The story in a nutshell:

  • Bertha Lewis is the CEO of ACORN.
  • In a review of Lewis’s contacts list, which was leaked to RedState, Bertha Lewis has the office, cell phone, home number, and private personal email address of Patrick Gaspard.
  • Patrick Gaspard holds Karl Rove’s position in the White House and was Obama’s Political Director during the campaign.
  • In addition to Patrick, Bertha has Patrick’s brother Michael in her rolodex. She lists Michael as working at the Advance Group.
  • The Advance Group is ACORN’s lobbying organization.
  • In other words, besides having Obama’s political director’s contact info, the political director’s brother works for ACORN via its lobbying shop.

On Sunday, Barack Obama played ignorant on the situation with ACORN. Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “Frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.” Never mind that Barack Obama used to work for ACORN.

Based on information obtained by RedState, we think Barack Obama may live to regret those words.

With everybody focused on ACORN these days, what if we could dig around and see who in the Obama administration shows up in Bertha Lewis’s rolodex? Bertha Lewis is the CEO of ACORN.

Bertha Lewis is considered one of the 100 most influential women in New York according to Crain’s New York Business. She is an activist, organizer, and radical of the far left. When she calls, union bosses and others pick up the phone.

It’s not that hard to look into her contacts. RedState has seen a list of Bertha Lewis’s contacts. We did not seek it out. It just showed up one day unsolicited. We did not ask for it. We did not expect to get it. But now that we have it, we should see who is in there.

The contacts came from a credible source who is no fan of ACORN. An ACORN employee gave it to him. Having examined the file for a week and after consulting with others, we believe the list is legitimate. It fits a recent pattern of leaks out of ACORN as the rats scramble from the sinking ship.

The list contains the private email addresses and cell phones of scores of powerful and influential people from Al Sharpton to Charlie Rangel. It contains several people inside the Barack Obama administration including one of the closest ties to Barack Obama other than his wife.

One word about the list of contacts — some of the contacts are outdated. Like with most people’s contact lists, some of the people have not had their contact information updated in a while. I know the file has at least been updated because it also contains Michael Steele and lists him as Chairman of the GOP — an act that did not take place until this year. To be fair though, it is just his generic email address. That is not the case with some others. Likewise, other names on the list are very current and some have portions of their information outdated and other data current.

The Advance Group

To get a sense of the ties to the White House, one must first understand what the Advance Group is. The organization appears over and over again in the list of contacts.

Were you to look at its website you’d see nothing of interest. It is a rather innocuous “under construction” page. But behind that page is a host of connections.

A review of the Advance Group’s lobbyist filings with the State of New York shows it represents several organizations that fight for social justice, minority rights, etc. It also represents the New York Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, or ACORN. And not just any branch of ACORN, but the main branch. Though its name is New York ACORN, it’s registered address is New Orleans, LA. While ACORN keeps its organization somewhat nebulous, and also for profit so it does not have to reveal details about its organization, New York ACORN with a registered address in Louisiana is, for all intents and purposes, ACORN.

It’s registered lobbyist with the Advance Group is Scott Levenson. Mr. Levenson is also named ACORN’s national spokesman. He made headlines recently when Glenn Beck threw Mr. Levenson off his show during a segment on ACORN.

http://www.nyc.gov/lobbyistsearch/search?lobbyist=The+Advance+Group
Link to see ADVANCE GROUP CLIENTS from IRS 990 form

Patrick Gaspard

Patrick Gaspard was the Executive Vice President for the SEIU until Barack Obama asked Gaspard to become his Presidential Campaign’s National Political Director. Once in the White House, Gaspard became Barack Obama’s Director of the Office of Political Affairs. He is Barack Obama’s Karl Rove, but unlike Rove, eschews the spotlight, which is why so many compare David Axelrod to Rove.

Gaspard is in the news this week as the man who delivered the horse head to New York Governor David Paterson — telling Paterson not to run for re-election.

Patrick Gaspard intentionally keeps a low profile, preferring to work behind the scenes. It makes him effective.

Michael Gaspard

Patrick Gaspard’s brother Michael Gaspard works for The Advance Group. Michael apparently keeps a lower profile than his brother. He does not appear on lobbyist disclosures for The Advance Group in the State of New York. Nonetheless, he works there. Ms. Lewis’s contacts list confirms Michael Gaspard’s employment there.

Tying Bertha Lewis to the Gaspard Brothers

The level of detail Bertha Lewis has for contacting Patrick Gaspard suggests a closeness between the two.

Ms. Lewis has Patrick Gaspard’s office number, home number, and cell phone number. Patrick’s information still contains the 212 area code, which suggests it has not been updated since he moved to Washington, D.C. However, only 131 of the 1,894 contacts, or 7% of the total, list home phone numbers, let alone home, office, and cell phone numbers. For perspective, only 31 of the 1,849 contacts have home, office, cell phone, and business email addresses listed. Patrick Gaspard makes that list.

Gaspard’s contact information also contains his private personal email address making him among the most detailed contacts on the list. Only Wade Rathke, the founder of ACORN, and a handful of others have as much personal information in Lewis’s contacts list as Patrick Gaspard.

Bertha Lewis also has Michael Gaspard’s office number and cell phone. In addition, as noted above, Michael Gaspard works for ACORN’s registered lobbying organization and with ACORN’s national spokesman.

Other Administration Connections

A cursory view of Ms. Lewis’s contacts lists shows a couple of other obvious administration contacts too.

It will come as no surprise that Ms. Lewis keeps up with Shaun Donovan. Mr. Donovan is now the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development. Before that, Mr. Donovan was the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). In New York City, he worked on affordable housing initiatives right up ACORN’s alley. His contact information has not been updated since he left the HPD.

Then there is Karine Jean-Pierre. She originally worked for John Edwards. In fact, Ms. Lewis’s contacts list still has her listed with John Edwards’ campaign, but also has Ms. Jean-Pierre’s personal and presumably still working personal email address, etc. Ms. Jean-Pierre left there to work for Congressman Anthony Weiner, then became Barack Obama’s regional political director.. She is now the White House liaison for the Department of Labor. That’s a handy contact.

The web of connections from Ms. Lewis’s contacts list goes straight into the White House and out the other door into the Departments of Labor and Housing and Urban Development, circling back to ACORN’s lobbying operation.

With the White House trying to distance itself from ACORN, Ms. Lewis’s contacts there might make it more difficult. She has clear ties to Patrick and Michael Gaspard, the President’s fixer and the man who gets ACORN projects and money.

The President can say “I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money,” but a review of Ms. Lewis’s contacts list suggests that is not the case.

Exclusive: FEMA Awards Fire Prevention Grant to ACORN

by Capitol Confidential Just a few weeks ago, on September 4th, FEMA handed over $1 million to the ACORN Institute, an ACORN affiliate in New Orleans. The grant is for “fire prevention.” You can find the grant here. Virtually every other organization receiving “fire prevention” grants is a fire deparment or medical facility.

Here’s some background on ACORN Institute:

An affiliate of ACORN, the ACORN Institute, has been a participant in the IRS tax assistance program. The institute prides itself as a one-stop shopping service for low-income households seeking free benefits. In addition to tax preparation, it also provides information on how to secure government aid and to prevent mortgage foreclosure. Among the ACORN Institute’s partners are Citigroup, H&R Block and the Marguerite Casey Foundation. If even many Democrats in Congress are embarrassed by their history of support for ACORN, surely these entities can be as well.

Unclear what any of that has to do with “fire prevention.” According to FEMA, anyone with questions about the grants is urged to contact them at 1-866-274-0960, or via email at firegrants@dhs.gov.

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FOR WATCHDOGS- HOW BANKS WORK WITH ACORN

Posted on September 27, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , |

MICHELLE MALKIN POST FROM 02/02/2009 DETAILS HOW BANKS WORK WITH ACORN
See list of nearly 400 ACORN affiliates here:  http://wp.me/pxG9Z-9k 

Dan Mitchell of Cato sends the following new tidbit about bailout beneficiary Bank of ACORN and fraud racketeer ACORN:

This is from the January 29 Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Mail Code 1-007-18-01
100 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28255
(888) 488-9802
http://www.bankofamerica.com

Economic emergency: For efforts to prevent foreclosures and educate people about finances and purchasing homes: $2,000,000 to Acorn Housing Corporation (Chicago, Illinois)

Bank of America and ACORN (as well as open-borders radicals at La Raza) have been intertwined for years:

Arizona
Phoenix

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgage products to potential homeowners in Phoenix. For more information, call ACORN’s Phoenix office at 1.602.253.1111 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Phoenix. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Community Housing Resources of Arizona office at 1.602.631.9780 for more information.

Mesa

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Mesa. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Housing for Mesa, Inc., office at 1.480.649.1335 for more information.

Tucson

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Tucson. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., office at 1.520.882.0018 for more information.

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Arkansas

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works through HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Los Angeles. For more information, call In Affordable Housing at 1.501.221.2203.

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California
Los Angeles

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Los Angeles. For more information, call ACORN’s Los Angeles office at 1.213.747.4210 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works through HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Los Angeles. For more information, call West Angeles Community Development Corporation office at 1.323.291.1472.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Los Angeles. NACA offers homeownership counseling, and Bank of America provides special mortgage products. Call NACA’s California office at 1.510.652.6622 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Los Angeles. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Montebello Housing Development Corporation office at 1.323.722.3955 for more information.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Los Angeles. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Watts Century Latino Organization office at 1.323.564.9140 for more information.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout California. For more information call Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services office at 1.213.381.2862.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Los Angeles. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Los Angeles office at 1.323.299.4067.

Oakland

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Oakland. For more information, call ACORN’s Oakland office at 1.510.436.6832 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Oakland. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s California office at 1.510.652.6622 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Oakland. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Los Angeles office at 1.323.299.4067.

Sacramento

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Sacramento. For more information, call ACORN’s Sacramento office at 1.916.455.1795 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Sacramento. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s California office at 1.510.652.6622 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout California. For more information call Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services (Sacramento NHS) office at 1.915.452.5361.

San Diego

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in San Diego. For more information, call ACORN’s San Diego office at 1.619.231.8327 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.

San Francisco/San Jose

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout the San Francisco/ San Jose area. For more information call the Neighborhood Housing Services of Silicon Valley office at 1.408.279.2600.

Stockton

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Stockton. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Asociacion Campesino Lazaro Cardenas office at 1.209.466.6811 for more information.

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Connecticut

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Connecticut. For more information, call ACORN’s Bridgeport office at 1.203.366.4180 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Connecticut. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s New Haven office at 1.203.562.6220 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

New Haven

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Connecticut. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven office at 1.203.562.0598.

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District of Columbia

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in the District of Columbia. For more information, call ACORN’s Washington, DC office at 1.202.547.9294 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Washington, DC. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Washington, DC office at 1.202.328.6333 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Washington, DC. For more information, call HomeFree USA’s office at 1.202.526.2000.

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Florida
Clearwater

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Florida. For more information call Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services (Clearwater NHS) office at 1.727.442.4155.

Jacksonville

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Jacksonville. For more information, call Operation New Hope office at 1.907.354.4673.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Jacksonville. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Jacksonville office at 1.904.306.9272 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Florida. For more information call the Jacksonville Housing Partnership office at 1.904.398.4424.

Miami

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Miami. For more information, call ACORN’s Miami office at 1.305.438.9061 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Miami. For more information, call the Life & Learning Center office at 1.305.690.4391.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Miami. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Centro Campesino office at 1.305.245.7738 for more information.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Florida. For more information call Miami Dade Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., (Miami Dade NHS) office at 1.305.751.5511.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Florida. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Miami office at 1.305.351.5435.

Orlando

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Orlando. For more information, call ACORN’s Orlando office at 1.407.254.5930 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.

Tampa/St. Petersburg

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Tampa. For more information, call ACORN’s Tampa office at 1.813.258.1474 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Tampa. For more information, call the Housing & Educations office at 1.813.261.5151.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Tampa and St. Petersburg. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Florida office at 1.904.725.8700 for more information. Or call NACA’S national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Florida. For more information call St. Petersburg Neighborhood Housing Services office at 1.727.821.6897.

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Georgia
Atlanta

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Atlanta. For more information, call ACORN’s Atlanta office at 1.404.525.0033 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Atlanta. For more information, call the HomeFree-USA Atlanta HO Center at 1.404.607.0800.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Atlanta. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Georgia office at 1.404.525.0033 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

Augusta

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Augusta. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Augusta office at 1.706.855.7464 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

Decatur

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Decatur. For more information, call Green Forest Community Development Corporation office at 1.404.486.6759.

Morrow

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Morrow. For more information, D & E office at 1.770.319.5779.

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Illinois
Chicago

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Chicago. For more information, call ACORN’s Chicago office at 1.312.939.1611 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Chicago. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Resurrection Project office at 1.312.666.1323 for more information.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Illinois. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago office at 1.773.329.4010.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Illinois. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Chicago office at 773.375.1600.

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Kansas
Kansas City

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Kansas City. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NCLR’s El Centro office at 1.913.677.0100 for more information.

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Maryland
Baltimore

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Baltimore. For more information, call ACORN’s Baltimore office at 1.410.752.2228 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Baltimore. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Baltimore office at 1.410.783.0465 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Maryland. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore office at 1.410.327.1200.

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Massachusetts
Boston

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Boston. For more information, call ACORN’s Boston office at 1.617.436.6161 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.

Jamaica Plain

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Jamaica Plain. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Jamaica Plain office at 1.617.250.6244 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

Springfield

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Springfield. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Springfield office at 1.413.788.6220 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Massachusetts. For more information call Urban Edge Housing office at 1.617.989.9316.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Massachusetts. For more information call Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., office at 1.412.739.4737.

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Missouri
Kansas City

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgage products to potential homeowners in Kansas City. For more information, call ACORN’s Kansas City office at 1.816.931.3326 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Kansas City. For more information, call FRC/HomeFree USA’s Kansas City office at 1.816.822.7241.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Kansas City. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s national office at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) for more information or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

St. Louis

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in St. Louis. For more information, call ACORN’s St. Louis office at 1.314.531.5677 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of St. Louis. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s St. Louis office 314.645.8333 or national office at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) for more information or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

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Nevada
Las Vegas

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Las Vegas. For more information, call ACORN’s Las Vegas office at 1.702.384.3022 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Las Vegas. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Housing for Nevada office at 1.702.270.0300 for more information.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Nevada. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Las Vegas office at 1.702.364.1275.

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New Hampshire
Manchester

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout New Hampshire. For more information call NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center of Manchester office at 1.603.472.8623.

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New Jersey
Camden

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout New Jersey. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Camden office at 1.856.541.8440.

Newark

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in New Jersey. For more information, call ACORN’s Newark office at 1.973.645.1377 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.

Orange

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in New Jersey. For more information, call The Washington DODD Center/NHP office at 1.973.395.1970.

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New Mexico
Albuquerque

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Albuquerque. For more information, call ACORN’s Albuquerque office at 1.505.244.1086 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.

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New York
Brooklyn

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout New York. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Flatbush at 1.718.469.4679.

Buffalo

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout New York. For more information call West Side Neighborhood Housing Services office at 1.716.885.2344.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of New York. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Buffalo office at 1.716.834.6222 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

New York City

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in New York City. For more information, call ACORN’s NYC office at 1.218.246.8080 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of New York. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s New York City office at 1.212.704.9974 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout New York. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services Homeownership Center of NY office at 1.716.885.2344.

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North Carolina
Charlotte

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in North Carolina. For more information, call UJAMMA office at 1.704.377.8020.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of North Carolina. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Charlotte office at 1.704.536.7676 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout North Carolina. For more information call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership office at 1.704.342.0933.

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Oklahoma

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Oklahoma. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Latino Community Development Corporation office at 1.405.236.0701 for more information.

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Oregon
Portland

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Oregon. For more information call Portland Housing Center at 1.503.282.7744.

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Pennsylvania
Allentown

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Allentown. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Lehigh Valley at 1.610.437.4571.

Philadelphia

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Philadelphia. For more information, call ACORN’s Philadelphia office at 1.215.765.1221 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Philadelphia. For more information, call Nueva Esperanza, Inc. at 1.215.324.0746.

Reading

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Reading. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Reading at 1.610.372.8433.

Scranton

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Scranton. For more information call Neighborhood Housing Services of Lackawanna County at 1.570.558.2496.

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Rhode Island
Providence

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Providence. For more information, call ACORN’s Providence office at 1.401.780.0509 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Rhode Island. For more information call West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation office at 1.401.453.3220.

Woonsocket

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Rhode Island. For more information call Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation office at 1.401.762.0993.

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South Carolina
Columbia

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of South Carolina. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s South Carolina office at 1.803.255.0223 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout South Carolina. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Columbia office at 1.803.254.1636.

Charleston

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of South Carolina. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s South Carolina office at 1.834.556.0497 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.

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Tennessee
Memphis

* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Memphis. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Tennessee office at 1.916.396.3366 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Tennessee. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Memphis office at 1.901.458.4663.

Nashville

* HomeFree-USA. Bank of America works with HomeFree-USA affiliates to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Nashville. For more information, call Residential Resources, Inc., office at 1.615.650.9779.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Tennessee. For more information call Affordable Housing Resources office at 1.615.251.0025.

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Texas
Austin

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Cen-Tex Certified Development Corporation office at 1.512.912.9884.

Dallas/Ft. Worth

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Dallas. For more information, call ACORN’s Dallas office at 1.214.823.9885 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Dallas and Fort Worth. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Texas office at 1.817.608.9610 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Dallas/Ft. Worth. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Vecinos Unidos office at 1.214.761.1086 for more information.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Cen-Tex Certified Development Corporation office at 1.512.912.9884.

El Paso

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of El Paso. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call YWCA CCCS El Paso Del Norte Region at 1.915.577.2530 for more information.

Houston

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgage products to potential homeowners in Houston. For more information, call ACORN’s Houston office at 1.713.863.9002 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Avenue Community Development Corporation office at 1.713.864.8099.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation office at 1.713.864.8099.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Tejano Center for Community Concern office at 1.713.644.2340.
* NID-HCA. Bank of America works with NAREB Investment Division-HCA affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Houston. For more information on NAREB Investment Division-HCA, call the organization’s Houston office at 1.281.260.8289.

San Antonio

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing Corporation to provide special mortgage products to potential homeowners in San Antonio. For more information, call ACORN’s San Antonio office at 1.210.432.4663 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NACA. Bank of America works with Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of San Antonio. NACA offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call NACA’s Texas office at 1.817.608.9610 for more information. Or call NACA’s national office toll free at 1.888.302.6222 (NACA) or visit the website at http://www.naca.com.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Texas. For more information call Alamo Area Mutual Housing Association office at 1.210.731.8030.

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Virginia
Falls Church

* NCLR. Bank of America works with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to provide affordable mortgages to the people of Falls Church. NCLR offers homeownership counseling and Bank of America provides special mortgages. Call Hispanic Committee of Virginia office at 1.703.671.5666 for more information.

Richmond

* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Richmond. For more information, call NHS of Richmond at 1.804.329.2500.

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Washington
Seattle

* ACORN. Bank of America works with Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Housing to provide special mortgages to potential homeowners in Seattle. For more information, call ACORN’s Seattle office at 1.206.723.5845 or visit the website at http://www.acornhousing.org.
* NeighborWorks® America. Bank of America works through the NeighborWorks® America affiliates to provide affordable mortgages to people throughout Washington. For more information call HomeSight office at 1.888.749.4663.

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THE MANY FACES OF ACORN

Posted on September 26, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Below please find a list of ACORN Affiliates A list of ACORN branch names and addresses is published seperately on this site http://wp.me/pxG9Z-9w  . I would appreciate the cooperation of all Watchdogs, Corruption Fighters, Truth Seekers, Dragon Slayers and Sleuths to track down facts that up until now were hidden from view. These may include back door Congressional dealing, under the table funding, extortion payments, etc.. Please use tools listed on this site, to the right of this column under Citizen Tools to unearth the web of deceit. The government is supposedly in the process of cutting ties with ACORN. You know, and I know, they will merely find another way to do it from the shadows. Let’s work together to stop them in their tracks. Please. Also, it is my belief the government will fund acorn through the banks from here on out. After all ACORN and the banks have a cozy history and the government now owns the banks. See this http://wp.me/pxG9Z-9L to find out how BofA worked with ACORN. Please keep that in mind while you are searching. I have chosen not to publish where I came upon the list of Affiliates as things have been disappearing from the web of late.

 

 

  • 385 Palmetto Street Housing Fund Corp.
  • 4415 San Jacinto Street Co
  • ACORN
  • ACORN 2004 Housing Development Fund Corp.
  • ACORN 2005 Housing Development Fund Corp.
  • ACORN Associates
  • ACORN Beneficial Association
  •  ACORN Beverly Y LLC
  •  ACORN Campaign Services
  • ACORN Campaign To Raise The Minimum Wage
  • ACORN Center for Housing, Inc.
  • ACORN Children’s Beneficial Association
  •  ACORN Community Land Association
  • ACORN Community Land Association of IL
  • ACORN Community Land Association of LA
  •  ACORN Community Land Association of PA
  • ACORN Community Labor Organizing Center
  • ACORN Cultural Trust
  • ACORN Dumont-Snediker Housing Development Fund Corp
  • ACORN Fair Housing
  • ACORN Fund
  • ACORN Housing Corp.
  • ACORN Housing Corp. of IL
  • ACORN Housing Corp. of MO
  • ACORN Housing Corp. of PA
  • ACORN Institute
  • ACORN Law for Education, Representation, and Training
  • ACORN Management Corp.
  • ACORN National Broadcasting Network
  • ACORN Services
  • ACORN Television In Action For Communities
  • ACORN Tenant Union Training and Organizing Project
  • ACORN Tenants Union
  • Affiliated Media Foundation Movement
  • Agape Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
  • American Evironmental Justice Project, Inc.
  • American Home Childcare Providers Association
  • American Institute for Social Justice
  • Arizona ACORN Housing Corp.
  • Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation
  • Association for the Rights of Citizens, Inc.
  • Associated Regional Maintenance Systems
  • Austin Organizing and Support Center
  • Baltimore Organizing and Support Center
  • Boston Organizing and Support Center
  • Broad Street Corp.
  • California Community Network
  • Chicago Organizing and Support Center
  • Chief Organizer Fund
  • Child Care Providers for Action Franklin
  • Citizens Action Research Project
  • Citizens Campaign for Work, Living Wage and Labor Peace
  • Citizens Consulting, Inc ( or CCI )
  • Citizens Campaign for Finance Reform
  • Colorado ACORN Housing Corp.
  • Crescent City Broadcasting Corp.
  • Desert Rose Homes, Inc.
  • Dumont Avenue Housing Development Fund
  • Elysian Fields Corp., Inc.
  • Elysian Fields Partnership
  • Fifteenth Street Corp.
  • Floridians for All PAC
  • Franklin ACORN Housing
  • Greenville Community Charter School, Inc.
  • Greenwell Springs Corp.
  • Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Organizing Council (HOTROC)
  • Houston Organizing and Support Center
  • KABF Radio
  • KNON Radio
  • Labor Neighbor Reasearch and Training Center, Inc.
  • Living Wage Resource Center
  • Louisiana ACORN Fair Housing
  • Massachusetts ACORN Housing Corp.
  • Metro Technical Institute
  • Missouri Tax Justice Research Project
  • Montana Radio Network
  • Mott Have ACORN Housing Development Fund Corp.
  • Mutual Housing Association of New York, Inc.
  • National Center for Jobs and Justice
  • New Mexico Organizing and Support Center
  • New Orleans Community Housing Organization
  • New York ACORN Housing Company, Inc.
  • New York Agency for Community Affairs, Inc.
  • Orgainzers Forum
  • Pennsylvania Institute for Community Affairs
  • People’s Equipment Resource Corp.
  • Phoenix Organizing and Support Center
  • Project Vote
  • SEIU Local 100
  • SEIU Local 880
  • Service Workers Action Team
  • Shrevport Community Television
  • Site Fighters
  • Sixth Avenue Corp.
  • Social Policy
  • Southern Training Center
  • St. Louis Organizing and Support Center
  • St. Louis Tax Reform Group
  • Texas ACORN Housing Corp
  • Wal-Mart Workers Association
  • Wal-Mart Association for Reform Now
  • Working Families Association
  • A Community Resource Network
  • ACORN Foundation
  • ACORN International
  • Cypress ACORN Housing Development Fund, Inc.
  • Mermetau Elderly Housing Corp.

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    1. Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (“ACORN”)

    2. ACORN National Office: Brooklyn, NY

    3. ACORN Bronx, NY

    4. ACORN Brooklyn, NY

    5. ACORN Buffalo, NY

    6. ACORN Hempstead, NY

    7. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Brooklyn, NY

    8. PROJECT VOTE Brooklyn, NY

    9. MHANY Brooklyn, NY

    10. ACORN National Office: Washington, D.C.

    11. ACORN Washington, DC

    12. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Washington, DC

    13. ACORN Political 1334 G St, NW Suite B Washington, DC 20005

    14. AISJ Washington, DC

    15. ACORN National Office: Little Rock, AR

    16. ACORN Pine Bluff, AR

    17. ACORN Housing Corporation Little Rock, AR

    18. ACHC Little Rock, AR

    19. ANP Little Rock, AR

    20. PROJECT VOTE Little Rock, AR

    21. KABF Little Rock, AR

    22. SEIU LOCAL 100 Little Rock, AR 72206

    23. ACORN National Office: Phoenix, AZ

    24. ACORN Glendale, AZ

    25. ACORN Mesa, AZ

    26. ACORN Tucson, AZ

    27. ACORN Housing Corporation Phoenix, AZ

    28. ACORN National Office: Dallas, TX

    29. ACORN Arlington, TX

    30. ACORN Dallas, TX

    31. ACORN El Paso, TX

    32. ACORN Ft. Worth, TX

    33. ACORN Houston, TX

    34. ACORN Irving, TX

    35. ACORN San Antonio, TX

    36. ACORN Research Dallas, TX

    37. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Dallas, TX

    38. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Houston, TX

    39. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION San Antonio, TX

    40. AGAPE Dallas, TX

    41. SEIU LOCAL 100 Corpus Christi, TX

    42. SEIU LOCAL 100 Dallas, TX

    43. SEIU LOCAL 100 Houston, TX

    44. SEIU LOCAL 100 San Antonio, TX

    45. ACORN National Office: Boston, MA

    46. ACORN Boston, MA

    47. ACORN Brockton, MA

    48. ACORN Springfield, MA

    49. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Boston, MA

    50. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Springfield, MA

    51. ACORN National Office: New Orleans, LA

    52. ACORN Baton Rouge, LA

    53. ACORN Lake Charles, LA

    54. ACORN New Orleans, LA

    55. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION New Orleans, LA

    56. Louisiana ACORN Fair Housing Organization New Orleans, LA

    57. ALERT New Orleans, LA

    58. AISJ New Orleans, LA

    59. SEIU LOCAL 100 Baton Rouge, LA

    60. SEIU LOCAL 100 Lake Charles, LA

    61. SEIU LOCAL 100 New Orleans, LA

    62. SEIU LOCAL 100 Shreveport, LA

    63. HOTROC New Orleans, LA

    64. ACORN Bay Point, CA

    65. ACORN Fresno, CA

    66. ACORN Los Angeles, CA

    67. ACORN Oakland, CA

    68. ACORN Sacramento, CA

    69. ACORN San Bernardino, CA

    70. ACORN San Diego, CA

    71. ACORN San Francisco, CA

    72. ACORN San Jose, CA

    73. ACORN Santa Ana, CA

    74. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Fresno, CA

    75. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Los Angeles, CA

    76. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Oakland, CA

    77. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Sacramento, CA

    78. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION San Diego, CA

    79. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION San Jose, CA

    80. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Santa Ana, CA

    81. ACORN Aurora, CO

    82. ACORN Denver, CO

    83. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Denver, CO

    84. ACORN Bridgeport, CT

    85. ACORN Hartford, CT

    86. ACORN Waterbury, CT

    87. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Bridgeport, CT

    88. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION New Haven, CT

    89. ACORN 408 East 8th St. Wilmington, DE

    90. ACORN Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    91. ACORN Hialeah, FL

    92. ACORN Jacksonville, FL

    93. ACORN Lake Worth, FL

    94. ACORN Miami, FL

    95. ACORN Orlando, FL

    96. ACORN St. Petersburg, FL

    97. ACORN c/o the Progressive Center Tallahassee, FL

    98. ACORN Tampa, FL

    99. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Miami, FL

    100. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Orlando, FL

    101. Floridians For All Miami, FL

    102. ACORN Atlanta, GA

    103. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Atlanta, GA

    104. ACORN Honolulu, HI

    105. ACORN Chicago, IL

    106. ACORN Springfield, IL

    107. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Chicago, IL

    108. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION of IL

    109. SEIU LOCAL 880 Chicago, IL

    110. SEIU LOCAL 880 East St. Louis, IL

    111. SEIU LOCAL 880 Harvey, IL

    112. SEIU LOCAL 880 Peoria, IL

    113. SEIU LOCAL 880 Rock Island, IL

    114. SEIU LOCAL 880 Springfield, IL

    115. ACORN Indianapolis, IN

    116. ACORN IA

    117. Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas Wichita, KS

    118. ACORN Louisville, KY

    119. ACORN Baltimore, MD

    120. ACORN Hyattsville, MD

    121. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Baltimore, MD

    122. ACORN Detroit, MI

    123. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Detroit, MI

    124. Edison Neighborhood Center Kalamazoo, MI

    125. ACORN St. Paul, MN

    126. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION St. Paul, MN

    127. ACORN Financial Justice Center St. Paul, MN

    128. ACORN Kansas City, MO

    129. ACORN St. Louis, MO

    130. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Kansas City, MO

    131. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION St. Louis, MO

    132. SEIU LOCAL 880 East St. Louis, MO

    133. SEIU LOCAL 880 St. Louis, MO

    134. ACORN Jersey City, NJ

    135. ACORN Newark, NJ

    136. ACORN Paterson, NJ

    137. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Jersey City, NJ

    138. ACORN Albuquerque, NM

    139. ACORN Las Cruces, NM

    140. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Albuquerque, NM

    141. ACORN Charlotte, NC

    142. ACORN Cincinnati, OH

    143. ACORN Cleveland, OH

    144. ACORN Columbus, OH

    145. ACORN Toledo, OH

    146. Lagrange Village Council Toledo, OH

    147. ACORN Portland, OR

    148. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Portland, OR

    149. ACORN Allentown, PA

    150. ACORN Harrisburg, PA

    151. ACORN Philadelphia, PA

    152. ACORN Pittsburgh, PA

    153. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Philadelphia, PA

    154. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Philadelphia, PA

    155. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Pittsburgh, PA

    156. ACORN Providence, RI

    157. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Providence, RI

    158. ACORN Memphis, TN 38104

    159. ACORN Norfolk, VA

    160. ACORN Richmond, VA

    161. ACORN Burien, WA

    162. ACORN Milwaukee, WI

    163. ACORN HOUSING CORPORATION Milwaukee, WI

    164. ACORN Beverly, L.L.C.

    165. ACORN Center for Housing, Inc.

    166. Arkansas Community Housing Corporation

    167. ACORN Community Land Association, Inc.

    168. ACORN Community Land Association Albuquerque NM

    169. ACORN Community Land Association of Louisiana Baltimore MD

    170. ACORN Community Land Association of Louisiana New Orleans LA

    171. ACORN Community Land Association of Pennsylvania, Inc.

    172. ACORN Community Land Association of IL.

    173. ACORN Community Labor Organizing Center, Inc.

    174. ACORN Fair Housing, A Project Of American Institute Washington DC

    175. Arkansas ACORN Fair Housing, Inc.

    176. New Mexico ACORN Fair Housing Albuquerque NM

    177. ACORN Fair Housing Washington DC

    178. ACORN Housing 1 Associates, LP (limited partnership)

    179. ACORN Housing 2 Associates, LP (limited partnership)

    180. ACORN Housing 2, Inc.

    181. ACORN Housing Affordable Loans, LLC

    182. ACORN Housing Corporation, Inc.

    183. Desert Rose Homes, L.L.C.

    184. Franklin ACORN Housing, Inc.

    185. Mott Haven ACORN Housing Development Fund

    186. Mutual Housing Association of New York, Inc.

    187. New Orleans Community Housing Organization, Inc.

    188. ACORN Community Land Association of Illinois

    189. Massachusetts ACORN Housing Corporation

    190. Broad Street Corporation

    191. Elysian Fields Corporation

    192. ACORN 2004 Housing Development Fund Corporation

    193. ACORN 2005 Housing Development FUND CORPORATION

    194. ACORN Dumont-Snediker Housing Development Fund Corporation

    195. Dumont Avenue Housing Development Fund

    196. Elysian Fields Partnership

    197. Fifteenth Street Corporation

    198. New York ACORN Housing Company Inc

    199. Development Fund Corporation

    200. New York Organizing and Support Center, Inc

    201. Baltimore Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    202. Chicago Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    203. Houston Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    204. 5301 McDougall Corporation

    205. New Mexico Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    206. New York Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    207. Phoenix Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    208. 385 Palmetto Street Housing Development Fund Corporation

    209. Sixth Avenue Corporation

    210. 4415 San Jacinto Street Corporation

    211. St. Louis Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    212. St. Louis Tax Reform Group, Inc.

    213. Greenwell Springs Corporation

    214. Austin Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    215. Boston Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    216. American Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc.

    217. American Workers Association

    218. Baton Rouge Association of School Employees, Inc.

    219. Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Organizing Council

    220. Illinois Home Child Care Workers Association, Inc.

    221. Labor Link, Inc.

    222. Labor Neighbor Research and Training Center, Inc.

    223. Missouri Home Child Care Workers Association, Inc.

    224. Middle South Home Day Care Workers Association, Inc.

    225. Wal-Mart Alliance for Reform Now, Inc.

    226. Wal-Mart Association for Reform Now

    227. Working Families Association, Inc.

    228. Wal-Mart Workers Association, Inc.

    229. People Organizing Workfare Workers/ACORN/CWA, Inc.

            Workers/ACORN/CWA, Inc.

    230. Texas United City-County Employees, Inc.

    231. Texas United School Employees, Inc.

    232. United Labor Foundation of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    233. United Security Workers of America

    234. Orleans Criminal Sheriffs

    235. SEIU Local 100

    236. SEIU Local 880

    237. Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.

    238. Agape Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.

    239. Affiliated Media Foundation Movement, Inc.

    240. Allied Media Projects, Inc.

    241. ACORN National Broadcasting Network, Inc.

    242. Alabama Radio Movement, Inc. (Dissolved)

    243. ACORN Television in Action for Communities, Inc.

    244. California Community Television Network

    245. Flagstaff Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.

    246. Iowa ACORN Broadcasting Corporation

    247. Maricopa Community Television Project, Inc.

    248. Montana Radio Network, Inc.

    249. Radio New Mexico, Inc.

    250. Shreveport Community Television, Inc.

    251. Crescent City Broadcasting Corporation

    252. KABF Radio

    253. KNON Radio

    254. ACORN Institute, Inc.

    255. ACORN Institute Inc. Washington DC

    256. ACORN Institute Dallas TX

    257. ACORN Institute Inc. New Orleans LA

    258. American Institute for Social Justice, Inc.

    259. Association for Rights of Citizens, Inc.

    260. New York Agency for Community Affairs, Inc.

    261. Pennsylvania Institute for Community Affairs, Inc.

    262. Project Vote/Voting for America, Inc.

    263. ACORN Tenant Union Training & Organizing Project, Inc.

    264. ACORN Law for Education Representation & Training, Inc.

    265. American Environmental Justice Project, Inc.

    266. ACORN International, Inc.

    267. Environmental Justice Training Project, Inc.

    268. Movement for Economic Justice, Education & Training Center, Inc.

    269. Missouri Tax Justice Research Project, Inc.

    270. ACORN Beneficial Association, Inc.

    271. ACORN Canada

    272. ACORN Children’s Beneficial Association, Inc.

    273. ACORN Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, Inc.

    274. ACORN Cultural Trust, Inc.

    275. ACORN Dual Language Community Academy

    276. ACORN Fund, Inc.

    277. ACORN Foster Parents, Inc.

    278. ACORN Institute Canada

    279. ACORN Political Action Committee, Inc.

    280. ACORN Tenants’ Union, Inc.

    281. Community Training for Environmental Justice, Inc.

    282. Connecticut Working Families

    283. Democracy for America

    284. Hammurabi Fund, Inc.

    285. McLellan Multi-Family Corporation

    286. Metro Technical Institute, Inc.

    287. New Party National Committee, Inc.

    288. Volunteers for America, Inc.

    289. Volunteers for California, Inc.

    290. Volunteers for Missouri, Inc.

    291. ACORN Management Corporation

    292. Associated Regional Maintenance Systems

    293. ACORN Associates, Inc.

    294. ACORN Associates Inc. Albuquerque NM

    295. ACORN Campaign Services, Inc.

    296. ACORN Services, Inc.

    297. Citizens Consulting, Inc.

    298. Chief Organizer Fund, Inc.

    299. Citizens Services, Inc.

    300. People’s Equipment Resource Corporation, Inc.

    301. National Center for Jobs & Justice

    302. Service Workers Action Team

    303. Living Wage Resource Center

    304. American Home Childcare Providers Association

    305. Association for the Rights of Citizens Inc

    306. California Community Network

    307. Child Care Providers for Action Franklin

    308. Citizens Action Research Project

    309. Citizens Campaign for Work, Living Wage & Labor Peace

    310. Citizens for Future Progress

    311. Citizens Campaign for Finance Reform

    312. Floridians for All PAC

    313. Greenville Community Charter School Inc

    314. Student Minimum Wage Action Campaign

    315. Site Fighters

    316. Social Policy

    317. Southern Training Center

    318. ACORN Votes

    319. Communities Voting Together

    320. Arkansas ACORN Political Action Committee

    321. Arkansas New Party

    322. California APAC

    323. Citizens for April Troope

    324. Colorado Organizing and Support Center, Inc.

    325. Citizens Campaign for Fair Work

    326. Citizens Services Society, Inc.

    327. Clean Government APAC

    328. Community Voices Together

    329. Community Real Estate Processing, Inc.

    330. Council Beneficial Association

    331. Council Health Plan

    332. Desert Rose Homeowners’ Association

    333. District of Columbia APAC

    334. Friends of Wendy Foy

    335. Illinois APAC

    336. Illinois New Party

    337. Institute for Worker Education

    338. Jefferson Area Public Employees

    339. Jefferson Area School Employees

    340. Local 100 Health & Welfare Fund

    341. Local 100 Political Action Committee

    342. Local 100 Retirement Fund

    343. Local 880 PAC

    344. Local 880 Political PAC

    345. Louisiana APAC

    346. Maryland APAC

    347. Massachusetts APAC

    348. Missouri APAC

    349. Mutual Housing Association of New York Neighborhood Restore

    350. Neighbors for Arthelia Ray

    351. Neighbors for Maria Torres

    352. Neighbors for Ted Thomas

    353. New Mexico APAC

    354. New Orleans Campaign for Living Wage Committee

    355. New York APAC

    356. Oregon APAC

    357. Orleans Criminal Sheriffs Workers Organization, Inc.

    358. Pennsylvania APAC

    359. Progressive Houston

    360. Progressive St. Louis

    361. Rhode Island APAC

     

     

     

     

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Now That You Know, Who Do You Tell?

Posted on September 22, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I recently published a large list of tools for citizen watchdogs hoping to aid those who wish to join the growing multitudes of citizens who wish to stamp out government corruption. If you did not see the list, you may access at : http://tinyurl.com/m33mtw
 
That’s all well and good, but.. what do you do if you find something “fishy”? Without a flashy website like flag@whitehouse.gov (now defunct) to report it to, what should you do with the information.
 
There are several columnists that will act as loudspeakers for you. Michelle Malkin (http://michellemalkin.com/), Glenn Beck (www.glennbeck.com ), Andrew Breitbart (http://www.breitbart.com/), World Net Daily (http://www.wnd.com/) and
many more. I would not necessarily trust your local paper, but use your judgment on local issues. For national issues you need to contact someone who could actually do something about it. I certainly would not trust any network affiliates at this point, either. There are also sites like Newsbusters http://www.newsbusters.org/ and Media Research Center http://www.mrc.org/public/default.aspx.
 
You can also report directly to the following people:
 
Federal Inspector(s) General can be reached at : http://www.ignet.gov/igs/homepage1.html#a They are listed alphabetically by Division. Each has a hotline number and some have websites of their own. You may be interested to know there are several that investigate subject’s dear to any watchdogs heart. Namely:
 
 
    * Corp for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps, National Civilian Community Corp, VISTA, etc)  http://www.cncsig.gov/ Hotline Number: (800) 452-8210
 
    * Dept of Education Hotline Email: oighotline@ed.gov or Hotline Website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/hotline.html?src=rt
 
    * Election Assistance Commission http://www.eac.gov/eac_ig  Hotline Number: (866) 552-0004  or http://www.eac.gov/eac_ig/report-to-ig/anonymous-    report
 
    * Federal Election Commission: http://www.fec.gov/fecig/fecig.shtml Hotline Number: (202) 694-1015 (collect calls accepted)
 
    * Dept of Energy Website: http://www.ig.energy.gov/ email:ighotline@hq.doe.gov Hotline Number(s): (800) 541-1625 or (202) 586-4073
 
    * Federal Housing Finance Agency Hotline Number(s): (202) 408-2900 or (800) 276-8329
 
    * Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) http://www.fincen.gov/mortgage_fraud.html
 
    * Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Fraud Information – www.stopmortgagefraud.com
 
    * Federal Trade Commission http://www.ftc.gov/oig/contactus.shtm Hotline Number: (202) 326-2581
 
    * General Services Administration: http://oig.gsa.gov/index.htm?CFID=111797&CFTOKEN=96972035 Hotline Number: (800) 424-5210; (202) 501-1780 or http://oig.gsa.gov/form.htm
 
    * Dept of Labor http://www.oig.dol.gov/ (includes racketeering and organized crime) Hotline Number: (800) 347-3756; (202) 693-6999 or  http://www.oig.dol.gov/contact.htm#olrfi or tp://www.oig.dol.gov/contact.htm#hotline
   
    * Dept of Veterans Affairs Hotline Number: (800) 488-8244; email: vaoighotline@mail.va.gov  or  http://www.va.gov/oig/contacts/hotline.asp

 

For State Issues, contact your Attorney General – a complete directory can be found here: http://www.naag.org/attorneys_general.php
 
For State and Local Prosecutors Offices Check this Directory http://www.eatoncounty.org/Departments/ProsecutingAttorney/ProsList/PA-Associations.htm
 
Be careful whom you report findings to. There are soooo many “watchdog” organizations that you do not want to divulge information to. They are not your friend. If you have any questions, while I am not an expert, I will do all I can to help you.
Contact me on my twitter account at www.twitter.com/DesireePaquette.
 
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The Purposeful Dumbing Down of the Democratic Base

Posted on September 21, 2009. Filed under: Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While watching and listening to the “ACORN” tapes released last week, one thing struck me in particular. It struck me like a ton of bricks. Corruption in ACORN- no, anyone who has been paying attention at all the last several years knows that. ACORN breaking the law- no, really- not actually news. The thing that struck me is that when the “hooker” suggested she wanted to educate the illegal minor prostitutes, being brought into this country to facilitate riches for yet another wanna-be crooked politician, the ACORN worker said- are you sure you want to do that? Educate them? An educated person may then have a choice. (editorial paraphrase) WOW! What an epiphany!
 
Let’s take a look at how sweeping an epiphany it is.
 
In an article that dates back to when Glenn Beck was with CNN, the point is clearly made:
The Poverty of Democrats’ Ideas for Cities
Poverty is one of the few national issues that, at least on the surface, unites us all. It’s not a political condition; it’s a human one. After all, when’s the last time you’ve heard a politician campaign on a pro-poverty platform? But although the problem may unite us, the solutions don’t. And perhaps nothing illustrates that better than what’s been happening in Detroit, Michigan, and Buffalo, New York. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly a third of the residents in those cities are living beneath the poverty line, the highest rates among large cities in the entire country. No matter what side of the political aisle you’re on, that is nothing short of appalling. Yet if you ask people what we should do about it, you’ll probably hear answers that inexplicably break down right along party lines.

Is there a perfect answer? Probably not. But what bothers me is that people stubbornly stick to their solution, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that it’s not working.

For example, Detroit, whose mayor has been indicted on felony charges, hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961. Buffalo has been even more stubborn. It started putting a Democrat in office back in 1954, and it hasn’t stopped since. Unfortunately, those two cities may be alone at the top of the poverty rate list, but they’re not alone in their love for Democrats. Cincinnati, Ohio (third on the poverty rate list), hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1984. Cleveland, Ohio (fourth on the list), has been led by a Democrat since 1989. St. Louis, Missouri (sixth), hasn’t had a Republican since 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (eighth), since 1908, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (ninth), since 1952 and Newark, New Jersey (10th), since 1907. The only two cities in the top 10 that I didn’t mention (Miami, Florida, and El Paso, Texas) haven’t had Republicans in office either — just Democrats, independents or nonpartisans.

Over the past 50 years, the eight cities listed above have had Republican leadership for a combined 36 years. The rest of the time — a combined 364 years — they’ve been led by Democrats. Five of the 10 cities with the highest poverty rates (Detroit, Buffalo, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Newark) have had a Democratic stranglehold since at least 1961: more than 45 years. Two of the cities (Milwaukee and Newark) have been electing Democrats since the first Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1908. Two cities, 100 years, all Democrats…

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, the asylums in those cities must be as full as the soup kitchens…

Detroit, remember, was going to be the ‘Model City’ of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the shining example of what the ‘fairness’ of the welfare state can produce. Billions of dollars later, Detroit instead has become the model of everything that can go wrong when you hook people on the idea of something for nothing – a once-middle class city of nearly 2 million that is now a poverty-stricken city of less than 900,000.”

Ok, so let’s look at a few of our major US cities, starting with Detroit, MI.
 
Detroit: The Triumph of Progressive Public Policy by Jarrett Skorup at Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Imagine a city where all the major economic planks of the statist or “progressive” platform have been enacted:

  • A “living wage” ordinance, far above the federal minimum wage, for all public employees and private contractors.
  • A school system that spends significantly more per pupil than the national average.
  • A powerful school employee union that militantly defends the exceptional pay, benefits and job security it has won for its members.
  • A powerful government employee union that does the same for its members.
  • A tax system that aggressively redistributes income from businesses and the wealthy to the poor and to government bureaucracies.

Would this be a shining city on a hill, exciting the admiration of all? We don’t have to guess, because there is such a city – Detroit

Detroit has been dubbed “the most liberal city in America” and each of these “progressive” policies is alive and well there. How have they worked out? In 1950, Detroit was the wealthiest city in America on a per capita income basis. Today, the Census Bureau reports that it is the nation’s 2nd poorest major city, just “edging out” Cleveland.

Could it be pure coincidence that the decline occurred over the same period in which union power, the city government bureaucracy, taxes and business regulations all multiplied? While correlation is not causation, it is striking that the decline in per capita income is exactly what classical economists predict would occur when wage controls are imposed and taxes are increased.

…A similar pattern has played out in public education. It is now conventional wisdom among the political class that higher pay for teachers and increased spending per student lead to improvements in teacher quality and student performance. Again, correlation is not causation, but Detroit Public Schools strongly suggests that this theory must be rejected. It has chronically underperformed state averages, yet reforms are vehemently opposed by the system’s powerful school employee union.

At the same time that union, the Detroit Federation of Teachers, has won rich salary and benefits packages for its members. Median compensation for a DPS teacher is $76,000 and Detroit spends the third highest amount of money per student among 76 large cities nationwide. Statewide, Detroit’s spending per pupil is in the 91st percentile and DPS teachers are paid at the 96th percentile. For all that, by almost any measure Detroit schools have for decades failed their students: test scores, safety, drop out rates, etc. For example, Detroit’s public school students perform at the 3rd percentile in the state – that is, they are in the lowest 3 percent, and the district is in its second state takeover in a decade.

The fact of the matter is, high school drop out rates for these cities are staggering! Detroit- 78%, Cleveland -56%, Memphis 51.5%, Philadelphia 44.5%, St. Louis 50%, Milwaukee 55%, Buffalo 54%.

Money does not appear to be the real issue, either. As with Detroit, the Democratic governments and unions have been able to drum up financial support year after year, without showing any result in improvement of education. So what is the problem?

I think perhaps the Acorn worker said it best. Why would you want to educate them? Could it be that if the masses remain uneducated they will then continue to support failed systems. Us (the democrats) against “The Man” (the republicans). The truth is, in these cities, “The Man” is the Democratic party and the Democratic unions. The Democrats are not your friend. The Democrats are nothing more than a corrupt matrix of left wing causes, most of which are not at all what they pretend to be. All this talk of social justice is BS. The Democrats are WORKING FOR THEMSELVES, not the people the portend to help. This is evident and obvious. You only have to look around you to see that.

If you want to change the result, you must change the input. Stop electing these corrupt, self serving cock roaches into office. DEMAND SATISFACTORY RESULTS. Why do you continually limit your choice to one party? Why would you do something so foolish? People fought hard to give you CHOICE. Use it! Pay attention and arm yourself with facts. If you do not get the results you want, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! If you don’t like the results you are getting from your schools, either change them or enroll your kids in schools that actually work. Take responsibility to have the life you want instead of the one being provided for you by “The Man”. 

Unions are no better. What started out as a good idea so many years ago, has, too, been morphed into nothing but organized corruption.

This is not to say that by changing the party in charge your life will be better. Changing the quality and character of those in charge will, though. Consider the person and their background, along with their friends, when choosing whom to vote for. If you don’t see any one worth voting for, go find them. Change starts with you. Change does not trickle down. CHANGE TRICKLES UP!

People need to wake up. Advocate FOR YOURSELF! Do not allow others to advocate for you. Change your culture and you will change your life. Why are children allow to perpetuate the cycle by wallowing in hip hop and rap music? Why is cool to be uneducated? Why are drugs and crime permitted and condoned as a way of life? Only those who are impacted by this can answer this question. Slavery has not been abolished – it is self imposed by all who allow these conditions to exist.

 

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News for 09/17/2009- What the Senate Takes Away With One Hand, The House Gives Back With Another?

Posted on September 17, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So what the Senate takes away with one hand, the House gives back with the other?????

Dems push expanded Community Reinvestment Act; deny Act’s role in mortgage meltdown; GOP cites ACORN connection by Byron York at Washington Examiner
http://www.washington…

A number of experts believe that aggressive enforcement of the 1970s-era Community Reinvestment Act contributed to the mortgage meltdown, and thus to the greater financial crisis, by requiring financial institutions to lend to unqualified borrowers. Now, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is responding to that situation by proposing to expand the scope and power of the Community Reinvestment Act.

This morning House Financial Services Committee chairman Rep. Barney Frank held a hearing on H.R. 1479, the “Community Reinvestment Modernization Act of 2009.” The bill’s purpose is “to close the wealth gap in the United States” by increasing “home ownership and small business ownership for low- and moderate-income borrowers and persons of color.” It would extend CRA’s strict lending requirements to non-bank institutions like credit unions, insurance companies, and mortgage lenders. It would also make CRA more explicitly race-based by requiring CRA standards to be applied to minorities, regardless of income, going beyond earlier requirements that applied solely to low- and moderate-income areas.

Republicans on the committee strongly oppose the plan. “Instead of looking to expand the number of institutions that must abide by Community Investment Act regulations,” California Rep. Ed Royce said in prepared opening remarks at today’s hearing, “I think we should reassess the role this and other government mandates played in the financial collapse and consider scaling it back.”

READ THE BILL: http://www.opencongre…

Reinvestment Act Is Tied to ACORN

http://www.lewrockwel…

…So-called “community groups” like ACORN benefit themselves from the CRA through a process that sounds like legalized extortion. The CRA is enforced by four federal government bureaucracies: the Fed, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The law is set up so that any bank merger, branch expansion, or new branch creation can be postponed or prohibited by any of these four bureaucracies if a CRA “protest” is issued by a “community group.” This can cost banks great sums of money, and the “community groups” understand this perfectly well. It is their leverage. They use this leverage to get the banks to give them millions of dollars as well as promising to make a certain amount of bad loans in their communities. …

…Consequently, banks in every community in America have been forced to hold a portfolio of bad loans, euphemistically referred to as “subprime” loans. In order to compensate themselves for the added risk of extending these loans, many lenders have increased the lending fees associated with mortgage loans. This is simply an indirect way of doing what banks always do – and what they must do to remain solvent: charging effectively higher rates of interest on riskier loans.

But this is discriminatory!, complained the “community organizations.” Thus, if one browses the ACORN web site, one can read of their boasts of having “predatory lending laws” passed in numerous states which outlaw such fees, prohibiting banks from protecting themselves from the added risk involved in making forced loans to “subprime” borrowers. …

Interesting to Me This Comes On The Heels of the Senate Vote to Defund ACORN.. Well, perhaps it is not defunding, but rather a shell game- no doubt learned at the knee of ACORN itself

READ THE BILL: http://www.opencongre…

Learn About ACORN/ CCI

http://www.alipac.us/…

Citizens Consulting Inc. (CCI), the shadowy financial nerve center of the embattled radical activist group ACORN, has filed false lobbying disclosure reports with Congress, according to Ron Sykes, a former ACORN employee. This revelation is important because, as former ACORN national board member Charles Turner said earlier this year on “The Glenn Beck Program,” CCI “is where the shell game begins.”

“ACORN has over 200 different entities that the money gets moved around to – for this purpose to that purpose, this organization to that organization,” said Turner. “We believe the way the money has been moved around, they’ve been laundering money.” When former ACORN activist Ron Sykes was informed by this reporter that ACORN affiliate CCI registered him as a lobbyist, he was angry. “It’s like identity theft,” said Sykes in an interview. “I have no idea why they registered me. I didn’t register myself and was not aware that they were doing it.”

Whether this reflects ACORN’s institutional carelessness or a calculated effort to deceive, the discovery throws some light on how ACORN treats its employees, moves money around the ACORN network, and deals with the federal government. Federal lawmakers have known for years about ACORN’s unorthodox and possibly illegal practices, including its use of government resources to promote legislation and its extensive commingling of funds within its network of affiliates.

CCI Tied Directly To Obama Campaign: http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/22/acorn-watch-pt-ii-obama-hid-800000-payment-to-acorn-through-citizen-services-inc/  (from Michelle Malkin on 08/22/2008)

..U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat’s campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports. An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. — a subsidiary of ACORN — worked in “get-out-the-vote” projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary. ..

Official US House of Representatives Report Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:

Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?http://republicans.ov…

 The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has repeatedly and deliberately engaged in systemic fraud. Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate. Emerging accounts of widespread deceit and corruption raise the need for a criminal investigation of ACORN. By intentionally blurring the legal distinctions between 361 tax-exempt and non-exempt entities, ACORN diverts taxpayer and tax-exempt monies into partisan political activities. Since 1994, more than $53 million in federal funds have been pumped into ACORN, and under the Obama administration, ACORN stands to receive a whopping $8.5 billion in available stimulus funds.

Operationally, ACORN is a shell game played in 120 cities, 43 states and the District of Columbia through a complex structure designed to conceal illegal activities, to use taxpayer and tax-exempt dollars for partisan political purposes, and to distract investigators. Structurally, ACORN is a chess game in which senior management is shielded from accountability by multiple layers of volunteers and compensated employees who serve as pawns to take the fall for every bad act. The report that follows presents evidence obtained from former ACORN insiders that completes the picture of a criminal enterprise.

Read the report, which is linked above.

RECENT RELATED COLUMNS:

https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/news-for-09142009-the-tides-foundation/

 
 
 
Michelle Malkin Today: Triple Snort Worthy: White House Distances Itself From ACORN

 

How many patriots does it take to affect change in Washington? I guess about 2 million:

HR 3226 Czar Accountability and Reform (CZAR) Act of 2009

http://www.opencongre…

To provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries or expenses of any task force, council, or similar office which is established by or at the direction of the President and headed by an individual who has been inappropriately appointed to such position (on other than an interim basis), without the advice and consent of the Senate.

ACTION ALERT: CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW AND DEMAND THEY CO-SPONSOR THIS BILL

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News for 09/14/2009- The Tides Foundation

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

President Obama told us if he wanted to know what kind of President he would be, we should look at whom he surrounds himself with. To that end, we continue to acquaint ourselves. Today’s focus:

The Tides Foundation:

Per their website, their mission is to partner with philanthropists, foundations, activists, and organizations across the country and across the globe to promote economic justice, robust democratic processes, and the opportunity to live in a healthy and sustainable environment where human rights are preserved and protected.

They offer an array of services to simplify and amplify allies efforts. From donor advised funds to fiscal sponsorship, from green nonprofit centers to programmatic consulting, from grants management to risk management and more, Tides says they give them the freedom to focus on the change you want to see.

Each Tides organization pursues a distinct yet related strategy to promote the Tides mission. Tides Foundation works with donors to increase and organize resources for positive social change. Tides Center is sponsor to nearly 200 projects nationwide working to advance progressive social change. Tides Shared Spaces operates and supports green nonprofit centers.

Definition:

Social Justice, per Wikipedia: Social justice is both a philosophical debate and an important issue in politics, religion and civil society. Most individuals wish to live in a just society, but different political ideologies have different conceptions of what a ‘just society’ actually is. The term “social justice” is often employed by the political left to describe a society with a greater degree of economic egalitarianism, which may be achieved through progressive taxation, income redistribution, or even property redistribution, policies aimed toward achieving that which developmental economists refer to as equality of opportunity and equality of outcome.   Tides Foundation espouses to Support Progressive Social Change   http://www.tides.org/about-us/board-of-directors/index.html– board of directors link http://www.tides.org/about-us/executive-team/index.html– executive staff link   In the ten-year period between 1996 and 2006, Tides Center was fiscal sponsor to 677 projects with combined revenues of $522.4 million, and has worked with well over 800 projects since the first days as the Projects Program. Tides Foundation has had 30 years of visionary philanthropy for progressive social change. Since 2000, it has granted more than $400 million to progressive nonprofit organizations. Our growth is a testament to the joint commitment among our partners and staff to supporting positive social change domestically and globally.   http://www.muckety.com/Tides-Foundation/5022412.muckety  Wade Rathke former director – founder of Acorn, and his brother were bailed out by Drummond Pike, founder of Tides Center and Tides Foundation, after Dale Rathke embezzled nearly one million dollars from Acorn. http://www.nlpc.org/stories/2008/09/08/donor-who-bailed-out-rathkes-identified-foundation-head  

The unfolding financial scandal at the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, has taken a new turn.  ACORN, based in New Orleans, never wanted known the identity of the person who assumed responsibility for a promissory note of nearly $740,000, a sum representing the remaining balance of the roughly $950,000 embezzled from ACORN’s coffers nearly a decade ago.  But thanks to some digging by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Henry K. Lee, the identity of the person is now known:  Drummond Pike, founder and chief executive of the Tides Foundation, a San Francisco-based philanthropy well-known in progressive circles.  The case is significant for organized labor because ACORN founder and chief organizer Wade Rathke is the founder and chief organizer of Local 100 (Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas) of the Service Employees International Union.  In addition, SEIU Local 880, based in the Midwest, operates as an adjunct of ACORN.  Three months ago, he resigned from his post over the scandal.  Union Corruption Update recently reported that Dale Rathke, Wade Rathke’s brother, stepped down in the wake of revelations that during 1999-2000, while serving as ACORN’s chief financial officer, he transferred $948,507.50 from ACORN to Citizens Consulting, Inc.  The balance transfer, by all accounts theft by any other name, was carried for years on CCI’s books as a loan.  ACORN executives at the time declined to notify authorities, preferring to negotiate a promissory note with the Rathke family to pay off the balance.  By this year, $210,000 had been repaid – seven $30,000 installments.  The scandal had been hushed up until a disgruntled ACORN employee (and possibly ex-employee) blew the whistle several months ago.  In the aftermath, Wade Rathke departed and the nonprofit network secured an agreement from an unnamed donor to assume payments. 

  The Tides-Acorn- SEIU Connection is Well Cemented: http://www.popmodal.com/video/3103/Beck-Breaks-Down-the-Apollo-Alliance–the-Obama-Connection This is the must see video tying all of this together. Also worthwhile are the articles below:   http://libertychick.com/2009/05/08/rathke-acorn-seiu-the-tides-foundation-oh-my/ http://theunionnews.blogspot.com/2008/10/npr-exposes-acorn-seiu-connection.html   Published by the Capital Research Center. (9 pages)
http://www.winningreen.com/site/epage/41804_621.htm (quote below)

Excerpt: “MONEY. Money is to the Tides Foundation and Center what water is to the tide. You can’t be sure from what source any part comes. You can’t be sure where any part goes. But it can knock you off your feet and pull you down. And there is an ocean of it.

“The Tides Foundation and its offspring, the Tides Center, effectively “launder” donor dollars when they give to other nonprofits. The San Francisco-based Foundation receives donations from individuals and foundations and then channels them to activist groups. The result is that the original donor can’t be linked to the ultimate recipient. According to the most recent available IRS form 990, the Tides Foundation received $86.1 million in grants, gifts and other contributions in 2001. It gave away over $76 million. Since it was established in 1976, the Foundation has given away over $300 million in grants. (Total 2001 income was $93.2 million; the Foundation had assets of more than $156 million.)” To read the entire piece, click on this link. Tides_Foundation.pdf (147 KB) Note: Kendeda Sustainability Fund of the Tides Foundation is one of many foundations funding Grist, a liberal on-line magazine, according to its own website.  Grist recently called for “war crime trials” for those who don’t agree that humans are causing catastrophic climate change.

http://www.capitalresearch.org/pubs/pdf/x3797262231.pdf is the 9 page document excerpted from above

See the connections:

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.asp?fndid=5184

Here is a list of the 16 present and former directors.

The web of allies is endless and interesting. This all illustrates the change the American people voted for, whether they knew it or not. If you are not in support of this way of doing things, you MUST speak out! We outnumber them but they have a leg up as they have been building to this end for decades

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News for 09/02/2009- Exactly Who Were the Groups on That Secret Conference Call, Anyway?

Posted on September 1, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On August 11th, President Obama held a conference call with all his special interest allies in order to push renaming 09/11 as our National Day of Service instead of keeping the day for strict remembrance of those who perished in the awful and unjust terrorist attacks on our country. Their feeling is that the Republican Party owns this day, according to some reports, and this would be a way to “capture” the day for the Democrats. What horrendous thinking, illustrative of what is wrong with this country.  The resolution, introduced in the Senate by Charles Shummer (D-NY) as S.245, then in the House as HR 718, by Doris Matsui (D-CA) was being furthered by the President by consulting this hand-picked assemblage.  Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Color of Change, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Mobilize.org, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, Young Democrats of America.  

 Who are these organizations and why were they given a seat at the table?  

ACORN- Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NDZiMjkwMDczZWI5ODdjOWYxZTIzZGIyNzEyMjE0ODI  To understand the nature and extent of Acorn’s radicalism, an excellent place to begin is Sol Stern’s 2003 City Journal article, “ACORN’s Nutty Regime for Cities.” (For a shorter but helpful piece, try Steven Malanga’s “Acorn Squash.”) Sol Stern explains that Acorn is the key modern successor of the radical 1960’s “New Left,” with a “1960’s-bred agenda of anti-capitalism” to match. Acorn, says Stern, grew out of “one of the New Left’s silliest and most destructive groups, the National Welfare Rights Organization.” In the 1960’s, NWRO launched a campaign of sit-ins and disruptions at welfare offices. The goal was to remove eligibility restrictions, and thus effectively flood welfare rolls with so many clients that the system would burst. The theory, explains Stern, was that an impossibly overburdened welfare system would force “a radical reconstruction of America’s unjust capitalist economy.” Instead of a socialist utopia, however, we got the culture of dependency and family breakdown that ate away at America’s inner cities — until welfare reform began to turn the tide. While Acorn holds to NWRO’s radical economic framework and its confrontational 1960’s-style tactics, the targets and strategy have changed. Acorn prefers to fly under the national radar, organizing locally in liberal urban areas — where, Stern observes, local legislators and reporters are often “slow to grasp how radical Acorn’s positions really are.” Acorn’s new goals are municipal “living wage” laws targeting “big-box” stores like Walmart, rolling back welfare reform, and regulating banks — efforts styled as combating “predatory lending.” Unfortunately, instead of helping workers, Acorn’s living-wage campaigns drive businesses out of the very neighborhoods where jobs are needed most. Acorn’s opposition to welfare reform only threatens to worsen the self-reinforcing cycle of urban poverty and family breakdown. 

  HERE ARE JUST A FEW ISSUES INVOLVING ACORN   http://www.rottenacorn.com/activityMap.html Acorn is charged with several counts of voter fraud within 14 states. Here is the map and the charges.   http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-complete-guide-to-acorn-voter-fraud/ There is a history of voter fraud charges envolving Acorn.   http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_606173.html

A group of dissident members is seeking a federal investigation of ACORN for alleged criminal violations stemming from an embezzlement scandal that rocked the organization last year. The splinter group, ACORN 8, released a 24-page document in January, 2009, that asks federal investigators to consider fraud, embezzlement and conspiracy charges, and criminal civil rights violations relating to the embezzlement of nearly $1 million from the nonprofit’s accounts and an alleged cover-up of the theft for almost a decade. “Moreover, due to the admission that a felony has been committed, other federal offenses may have also been committed … ,” states the document signed by 14 members of ACORN 8, including recently expelled members of ACORN’s national board of directors.

http://theeprovocateur.blogspot.com/2009/05/embezzlement-of-dale-rathke.html Starting sometime in the late 1990’s and ending sometime in the early part of this decade, Dale Rathke, brother of founder Wade Rathke, was involved in embezzling somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 million from the ACORN accounting and financial services arm Citizen Consulting Incorporated. At the time, Dale Rathke was heading up CCI. CCI has acted as the weigh station for all financial funds for ACORN and all of it’s affiliates. In other words, any money earmarked for any activity within the ACORN network starts out at CCI.   http://theeprovocateur.blogspot.com/2009/01/inside-story-of-acorn.html ACORN has hundreds of affiliates though no one, outside the insiders, knows exactly how many. It likely receives hundreds of millions of Dollars from the government. Though again, no one is sure because all of it is hidden by using the private CCI as an initial weigh station. It works with HUD, HHS, and the Department of Labor along with a host of philanthropies in order to continue its operations. All of it is done in the shadows through a very sophisticated network of affiliates and one private company, CCI, doling out the money. By doing this, it becomes nearly impossible to track its activities. What I have brought to light is only scratching the surface but should give everyone an idea of just how powerful and dangerous ACORN is.   http://moneyrunner.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-acorn-helped-housing-crisis-harm.html The truth is that the root cause of the mortgage mess is found in Washington and with organizations like ACORN which have long pushed and used extortion tactics to force banks to make bad loans. All the while, collecting millions of dollars in grants and “donations” from banks that paid them protection money.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/17/lawmakers-concerned-role-acorn-census/ The U.S. Census is supposed to be free of politics, but one group with a history of voter fraud, ACORN, is participating in next year’s count, raising concerns about the politicization of the decennial survey. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now signed on as a national partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2009 to assist with the recruitment of the 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the United States — currently believed to be more than 306 million people. ACORN’s partnership with the 2010 Census is worrisome to lawmakers who say past allegations of fraud should raise concerns about the organization. “It’s a concern, especially when you look at all the different charges of voter fraud. And it’s not just the lawmakers’ concern. It should be the concern of every citizen in the country,” Rep. Lynn A. Westmoreland, R-Ga., vice ranking member of the subcommittee for the U.S. Census, told FOXNews.com.   http://democracygone.blogspot.com/2009/08/acorn-funded-by-bailout-tax-dollars.html  Acorn, funded by bailout tax dollars, working against our Second Amendment and our Constitution!   CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6968

  • Largest radical group in America, with more than 400,000 dues-paying member families and more than 1,200 chapters in 110 U.S. cities
  • Was implicated in numerous reports of fraudulent voter registration, vote-rigging, voter intimidation, and vote-for-pay scams during recent election cycles
  • Pressured banks to lend money to underqualified minority borrowers
  • Maintains close ties to organized labor
  • Opposes capitalism
  • Calls for more government control over citizens and the economy
  • Favors a government monopoly in healthcare
  • Advocates an open-door immigration policy.
  •   THE APOLLO ALLIANCE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80zzW6Osyhs   http://captkarl.blogivists.com/2009/08/27/socialist-communist-organization-apollo-alliance-has-big-corp-sponsors/

    …The Apollo Alliance is Socialist / Communist radical group that is being sponsored by many Big Corporate sponsors and, of course, huge Unions.  The Liberty Tree Lantern believes it is important for all of us “so far” free Americans to know who we are stacked up against in the “Fascist” Corporate world who have joined forces with the Socialists and Communists to form the “hybrid” leading to a One World Order and enslavement through near total taxation, in the form of withholding, payroll, fees and all sorts of taxes, on our common working man earnings.  Besides both houses of the U.S. Congress and The Obama Administration, who are domestic enemies of and directly usurp and infringe upon The Constitution, here is who We The People are up against in it’s defense and to protect our INDIVIDUAL freedom, unalienable rights, finances and property according to the Socialist / Communist Apollo Alliance’s own website.  Be warned people, these are enemies of The Constitution and our very FREEDOM.  May God help us!

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7490

    COLOR OF CHANGE

    http://mdowmdowusa.newsvine.com/_news/2009/08/20/3173746-colorofchangeorg-uses-nazi-like-tactics-to-censor-free-speech

    Isn’t it interesting that just as Glenn Beck exposes Van Jones the Green Job Czar in the Obama Administration as an avowed Communist ex-con, his group which he co-founded ColorofChange kicks into high gear to try to silence Glenn Beck’s voice. Let’s face it, no news organization out there does their homework anymore. Everyone is afraid to speak the truth. It is no surprise that when Glenn Beck starts going after the big boys in the Obama Administration that thug-like reprisals begin to appear. No matter what Glenn Beck says, he has the right to say it. What about all the times that MSNBC called George Bush a racist?

    http://forums.roadfly.com/forums/politics-lounge/9341886-2.html

    Its a racist organization screaming about racism. What else is new? If the advertisers suffer from hypogonadism then I guess they just miss the opportunity to get their message out to a few million folks each night. Can you imagine the outrage if you took out the word “Black” and replaced it with “White” in the following passages?
    http://colorofchange.org/ Colorofchange.org: Our goal is to empower our members—Black Americans and our allies—to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone. What they do: Using the Internet, we will enable our members to speak in unison, with an amplified political voice. We will keep them informed about the most pressing issues for Black people in America and give them ways to act. We will lobby elected representatives using email, the telephone, and face-to-face meetings. We’ll bring attention to the needs and concerns of Black folks by holding coordinated events in different parts of the country, running TV and print advertisements, and demanding that the news media cover our issues. We will also work with other groups—online efforts and other organizations that are doing related work—to magnify our impact. When we come together and speak with one voice, we cannot be ignored.

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/Hollywood%20Hit%20on%20Glenn%20Beck.html

    COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP

    Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today there are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies, serving the poor in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories.

    http://www.communityactionpartnership.com/

    …Structural racism explores the causes of the enormous racial disparities that exist in income, wealth, education, housing, employment, and crime throughout our society.  The lens of structural racism points out the interrelated causes of persistent poverty. For example, inadequate housing and a weak local economy result in a low tax base which leads to poor schools that do not prepare people for the workplace adequately and thus they cannot make a livable wage in this economy. Using the structural racism lens helps explain why siloed approaches to reducing poverty may not reach the goals we desire. This prestigious national project of the Community Action Partnership and funded by the Ford Foundation is exploring the assumption that place-based strategies to reduce poverty and enhance economic security are more effective when they take the racial inequalities that are a result of structural racism into account in their program design.  

    Deep South Center for Environmental Justice http://www.dscej.org/   Environmental Justice mandates the right to ethical, balanced, and responsible uses of land and renewable resources in the interest of a sustainable planet for humans and other living things. A major goal of the Center has been the development of minority leadership in the areas of environmental, social, and economic justice along the Mississippi River Corridor. The DSCEJ has become a powerful resource of environmental justice education and training. A major aim of the Center has been the development of curricula that are culturally sensitive and tailored to the educational and training needs of the community.   This group recieves funding from US Government under US Dept of HUD and US Dept of Labor.   Founder, Beverly Wright, Ph.D., is also author of the book: Race, Place, and Environmental Injustice After Hurricane Katrina  

    80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs   The current economic crisis is hurting America’s youth more than any other generation.  Our national unemployment is 17.3%.  We graduate college with an average of $27,000 in student loans.   We are uninsured and victims of predatory lending.  Despite the overwhelming evidence, Congress has yet to act or even discuss the impact of the economic crisis on young Americans.  80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs is a coalition of leading youth organizations committed to addressing the crisis by uniting the Millennial generation to own and direct our economic future.  

    CONNECT THE DOTS:  This is coalition made up of the following organizations: http://80millionstrong.org/content/coalition , including the Hip Hop Caucus, ShoutAmerica, Campus Progress, Voto Latino and Mobilize.org   

     Friends of the Earth– A Rockefeller Family Fund At Friends of the Earth, you will find a group of committed people who fight daily for a healthy and just world. http://www.foe.org/ Friends of the Earth knows regulation, legislation, taxes, and banking have a big impact on our environment.  We hold our elected officials accountable and work to expose unnecessary funding for environmentally destructive projects—saving taxpayers’ money and the planet.  

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderprofile.asp?fndid=5208&category=79 The Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) was incorporated in 1967 by Martha, John, Laurance, Nelson, and David Rockefeller. Its principal beneficiaries are leftwing environmentalist organizations. Several RFF Board members formerly worked for the now-defunct San Francisco-based TechRocks company, which provided information-technology support and development for a number of anti-corporate, non-profit organizations. One RFF representative sits on the steering committee of the Peace and Security Funders Group. Recipients of RFF philanthropy include: the Tides Foundation; the Tides Center; Alliance For Justice; the People for the American Way Action Fund; the American Civil Liberties Union‘s Women’s Rights Project; the Sierra Club; Friends of the Earth; the NARAL Pro-Choice America, Environmental Media Services; the League of Conservation Voters; the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund; the Waterkeeper Alliance; the Environmental Working Group;Planned Parenthood; the Proteus Fund; the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; MoveOn.org; Defenders of Wildlife; Environmental Media Services; the Greenpeace Fund; the Brennan Center for JusticeProject Vote; the Center for Community Change; the Center for American Progress; the National Wildlife Federation; the NAACP National Voter Fund; the New World Foundation; Earthjustice; among others.
    Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Center_for_Political_and_Economic_Studies   Founded in 1970 to provide training and technical assistance to newly elected black officials, the Joint Center now explores a range of public policy issues of concern to African-Americans and other communities of color.  According to its mission statement, the Joint Center, through research, analysis and publications, seeks to “improve the socioeconomic status of black Americans and other minorities; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communications and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation’s pluralistic society.”   Mobilize.org   Mobilize.org is an all-partisan network dedicated to educating, empowering, and energizing young people to increase our civic engagement and political participation. We work to show young people how public policy impacts our lives, and more importantly – how we can impact public policy. Current Staff includes James Bernard, who is currently working in the Community Strength Department of SEIU, going back to his labor roots. He launched The Source and XXL, two hip-hop magazines, and has written about popular culture.  

     CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=7285 Describing itself as a coalition of “student, faculty and civil liberty organizations,” Free Exchange on Campus (FEC) defines its mission as “advocating for the rights of students and faculty to hear and express a full range of ideas unencumbered by political or ideological interference.”

    FEC was co-founded by Campus Progress (a project of the Center for American Progress), the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association’s Student Program, the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, People For the American Way (and its “Young People For” program), the United States Student Association, and the Center for Campus Free Speech. The foregoing organizations are also part of the coalition’s current membership. Additional FEC coalition members include the American Library Association, the Free Press, the AFL-CIO (and its Department for Professional Employees), the Association of College and Research Libraries, Common Cause, Democracy Matters, Mobilize.org, the Modern Language Association, the National Women’s Studies Association, the National Writers Union, the Progressive States Network, the Roosevelt Institution, the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press, and the National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs).  FEC’s contention that leftwing political bias does not thoroughly pervade university faculties is debunked herehereherehere, here, and here. Free Exchange on Campus is a well-funded coalition. As of 2005, FEC member Campus Progress held assets of $1.25 million; U.S. PIRG, $6.2 million (in 2005); the American Association of University Professors, $5 million (in 2004); People for the American Way, $3.1 million (in 2004); the National Education Association, $89.3 million (in 2004); the American Federation of Teachers, $67.6 million (in 2004); and the ACLU Foundation, $196.1 million (in 2005). FEC is also funded by George Soros‘s Open Society Institute and the American Federation of Teachers.
    National Black Police Association   According to their website: http://www.blackpolice.org/ The National Black Police Association was established:  To improve the relationship between Police Departments as institutions and the minority communities; To evaluate the effect of the policies and programs within the Criminal Justice System upon the minority community; To serve as a mechanism to recruit minority police officers on a national scale; To work toward police reform in order to eliminate police corruption, police brutality and racial discrimination; and To educate police officers to perform with professionalism and compassion.  

     National Coalition on Black Civic Participation http://www.ncbcp.org/   The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is a 501©3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing Black civic engagement and voter participation. NCBCP was founded on May 6, 1976. For thirty-two (32) years, the NCBCP, through its 80 member organizations, 12 state and local affiliates, and strategic partners, has served as an effective convener and facilitator at the local, state and national levels of efforts to address the disenfranchisement of African Americans and other marginalized communities through civic engagement.  

    National Council of Negro Women http://www.ncnw.org/   According to their webiste, their mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. We fulfill our mission through research, advocacy and national and community-based health, education and economic empowerment services and programs in the United States and Africa. Through section and affiliate volunteers in 34 states, NCNW addresses local needs while impacting communities nationwide.  

    National Wildlife Federation http://www.nwf.org/   Their Mission Statement Says: Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. But the organization is best known for these stances: Opposes U.S. oil drilling in Alaska, Supports the ban on DDT, Seeks to restrict land-development projects

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6903

    NWF recently endorsed a document called the Earth Charter, which blames capitalism for many of the world’s environmental, social, and economic problems. The National Wildlife Federation receives financial support from the Bank of America Foundation, the Beldon Fund, the Bullitt Foundation, the Compton Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, and the Turner Foundation.
    Rainbow PUSH Coalition http://www.youtube.com/user/rainbowpushcoalition  The RainbowPUSH Coalition is a progressive organization fighting for social change. Best known for :

    • Civil rights organization formed by merger between two groups founded by Jesse Jackson
    • Supports race preferences, alternatives to incarceration, and bigger government
    • Drives much of its agenda through frivolous, unsubstantiated charges of institutional and corporate racism

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6431 Rainbow/PUSH is the result of a 1996 merger between two groups founded by Jesse Jackson. One was People United To Serve Humanity (PUSH), established in 1971, which advocated race preferences in the form of affirmative action. PUSH also helped sponsor a massive June 12, 1982 rally, organized by the Communist Party USA and the Soviet-supported U.S. Peace Council, advocating the dismantling of America’s military arsenal. The other organization was the Rainbow Coalition, formed in 1985 to counter policies enacted during President Reagan’s second term which Jackson deemed discriminatory against African Americans. Today Rainbow/PUSH maintains its national headquarters in Chicago, and has branch offices in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Silicon Valley, New Orleans, and Washington, DC.

    Characterizing the United States as a nation rife with discrimination against African Americans and other minorities, Rainbow/Push lists its major issues as: “Jobs and Economic Empowerment; Employee Rights and Livable Wages; Educational Access; Fair and Decent Housing; Voter Registration and Civic Education; Election Law Reform; Fairness in the Media, Sports, and Criminal Justice System; Political Empowerment; Trade and Foreign Policy; Affirmative Action and Equal Rights; Gender Equality; and Environmental Justice.”
    NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE http://www.nul.org/mission.html The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

    CONNECT THE DOTS: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6593

    In 1971, Vernon Jordan, who had previously headed the United Negro College Fund and would eventually, two decades later, become an advisor to President Bill Clinton headed the National Urban League. Jordan expanded the organization’s activities in the areas of equal housing, education, and minority business development.  He also instituted the Urban Leagues’s State of Black America Report. During his tenure, Jordan demonstrated an inclination to blame white racism for even the most egregious black-perpetrated outrages. In the wake of a 1980 black riot in Miami, for instance, he suggested that the city’s “white power structure” — political and judicial — had created a racial atmosphere in which refraining from rioting was “too much to ask of any [black] human being.” Over the years, Urban League reports and public statements have frequently condemned the United States as an intractably racist nation.The National Urban League has received funding from: the American Express Foundation; the AT&T Foundation; the Carnegie Corporation of New York; the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Fannie Mae Foundation; the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; the Joyce Foundation; the W. K. Kellogg Foundation; the Sara Lee Foundation; the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Pew Charitable Trusts; and the Verizon Foundation.

    Young Democrats of America www.yda.org/   Designed to deliver valuable information about how to become part of a new generation of Democratic political activists. The Young Democrats of America has been the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932. Since 2002, YDA has operated independently of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as a nonfederal 527 political organization.

     

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    News for 09/01/2009- Secret Coference Call Plan to Desecrate 09/11, Who’s in Charge?, Castro Admired

    Posted on September 1, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Join US for the March on Washington 09/12/2009
    Come join us! Speak out against a government working for itself instead of the citizenry it is supposed to represent! All you need to bring is your body and your voice! Bus transportation is available from many cities around the country. Discounted hotel rooms are available. http://www.912dc.org If you can not make it to DC, there are local tea parties that same day in cities all around the country. Join in! Your future and the future of your country are at stake!

    Obama’s Plan to Desecrate 09/11
    http://spectator.org/…
    The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry. This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year’s election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it’s not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing. The administration’s plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call run by Obama ally Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and Liv Havstad, the group’s senior vice president of strategic partnerships and programs.

    The plan is to turn a “day of fear” that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning. They think it needs to be taken back from the right,” said the source. “They’re taking that day and they’re breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day.”

    A coalition including the unsavory left-wing pressure group Color of Change and about 60 far-left, environmentalist, labor, and corporate shakedown groups participated in the call. Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Mobilize.org, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, and Young Democrats of America. Color of Change is the extremist racial grievance group that isn’t happy that TV’s Glenn Beck did several news packages on Van Jones, the self-described “communist” and “rowdy black nationalist” who became the president’s green jobs czar after jumping on the environmentalist bandwagon. The White House may be behind a push to destroy Beck by convincing advertisers to stop buying time on his show. Jones was also on the board of the Apollo Alliance, a hard-left environmentalist group that is now running large chunks of the Obama administration. The group has acknowledged that it dictated parts of the February stimulus bill to Congress.

    With the help of the Obama administration, the coalition is launching a public relations campaign under the radar of the mainstream media — which remains almost uniformly terrified of criticizing the nation’s first black president — to try to change 9/11 from a day of reflection and remembrance to a day of activism, food banks, and community gardens. “The organizing term is to ‘go dark.’ You don’t tell the press, don’t tell people you think will tell the press,” said the source.

    Democratic Representative Diane Watson (CA) So Admires Castro (2 min video)
    http://www.youtube.co…

    Harry Reid on Kennedy’s Death: ‘I Think It’s Going to Help Us’
    http://www.politicsda…

    Q: How will U.S. Sen. (Edward) Kennedy’s death affect things?
    A: I think it’s going to help us. He hasn’t been around for some time. We’re going to have a new chairman of that committee, it’ll be, I don’t know for sure, but I think Sen. (Chris) Dodd, (D-Conn.). He has a right to take it. Either him or (U.S. Sen. Tom) Harkin, (D-Iowa), whichever one wants it can have it. I think he (Kennedy) will be a help. He’s an inspiration for us. That was the issue of his life and he didn’t get it done.

    Who’s in charge? from Canada Free Press
    http://canadafreepres…

    It seems that a lot of conservative and then some not so conservative pundits are wondering out loud “who’s in charge of the Obama administration?” It’s obviously not Barack Obama given that the Congress is running circles around the Executive Branch with legislation so radical that most of it will have little or no chance of passing. Even members of the President’s cabinet are refusing to toe the line i.e. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has just announced that he will be re-re-investigating members of the CIA with a view toward punishing those who appear to have crossed the line in the enhanced interrogation department. This decision was announced after the President insisted there would be no further investigations. Could it be that Barack Obama is a straw man?  If I were given to rampant paranoia, I would wonder whether or not there is a powerful puppet master pulling the president’s strings.  The one name that immediately comes to mind is George Soros, the Democrats’ far left billionaire partisan.  President Obama just “loaned” $2 billion of taxpayers’ money to Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company, of which Soros is a major shareholder.  The purpose of the cash is to finance off-shore oil exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, near Rio de Janeiro, with a possibility of that “loan” eventually climbing to $10 billion. ……

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    News for 08/27/2009- The Great Liberal Narrative, ACLU Spies, The Storm Upon Us

    Posted on August 27, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    MSNBC & The Great Liberal Narrative: The Truth About The Tyranny of Political Correctness from PJTV
    http://www.pjtv.com/v…

    Wow! This video (13 min) is a must see video with points that will leave you thinking. This is phenominal! Well worth your investment of time. Pass it along to your friends.

    Mike Rogers (MI) Statement to Congress on Healthcare
    http://www.youtube.co…
    This guy is awesome! I couldn’t have said it better myself! Thanks, Mike!

    http://www.youtube.co…
    Here he is on a recent interview on Fox News

    Testimony of illegal alien care from 1 Florida hospital
    http://www.youtube.co…

    A must see video about the financial drain of Illegals on our health care system. (3 min)

    ACLU: Spying for America’s Enemies by Michelle Malkin
    http://cnsnews.com/ne…

    For once, the American Civil Liberties Union has nothing bad to say about the latest case of secret domestic surveillance — because it is the ACLU that committed the spying. Last week, The Washington Post reported on a new Justice Department inquiry into photographs of undercover CIA officials and other intelligence personnel taken by ACLU-sponsored researchers assisting the defense team of Guantanamo Bay detainees. According to the report, the pictures of covert American CIA officers — “in some cases surreptitiously taken outside their homes” — were shown to jihadi suspects tied to the 9/11 attacks in order to identify the interrogators. The ACLU undertook the so-called “John Adams Project” with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers — last seen crusading for convicted jihadi assistant Lynne Stewart. She’s the far-left lawyer who helped sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted 1993 World Trade Center bombing and N.Y. landmark bombing plot mastermind, smuggle coded messages of Islamic violence to outside followers in violation of an explicit pledge to abide by her client’s court-ordered isolation. The ACLU’s team used lists and data from “human rights groups,” European researchers and news organizations that were involved in “(t)racking international CIA-chartered flights” and monitoring hotel phone records. Working from a witch-hunt list of 45 CIA employees, the ACLU team tailed and photographed agency employees or obtained other photos from public records. And then they showed the images to suspected al-Qaida operatives implicated in murdering 3,000 innocent men, women and children on American soil. Where is the concern for the safety of these American officers and their families? Where’s the outrage from all the indignant supporters of former CIA agent Valerie Plame, whose name was leaked by Bush State Department official Richard Armitage to the late Robert Novak? Lefties swung their nooses for years over the disclosure, citing federal laws prohibiting the sharing of classified information and proscribing anyone from unauthorized exposure of undercover intelligence agents.

    The Storm Upon Us from Canada Free Press
    http://canadafreepres…

    “Find out just what the people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.” — Frederick Douglass, civil rights activist, (circa 1818-1895) One of three possible scenarios is currently being played out in the United States.

    The first option, is simply that the Obama Administration is the most corrupt, dishonest, and inept Administration that America has ever been burdened with. That is the “best case” scenario. Unfortunately, this is the option that I think least likely. The second option, is that the Obama Administration despises individual freedom, capitalism, free-enterprise, and is hell-bent on transforming the United States into a fascist/communist collective—a regime that will be run by a venal, ruthless, power-hungry elite.That actually sounds more plausible to me. The third option is, that the Obama Administration is part of a global restructuring process (New World Order), in which the world will be turned into a fascist/communist collective—run by a venal, ruthless, power-hungry elite. My guess is—take your pick between options two and three. If you’re surprised by my analysis, then you haven’t been paying attention to what has happened, and is happening, to the United States. Let me roll out some facts and figures for you. The SEIU (Service Employees International Union) is run by Andy Stern, a militant Far-Left thug, and Anna Burger, another Far-Left radical. The SEIU has increased its size and power through, arm-twisting intimidation tactics, and other nefarious means. Two years ago Obama said before an SEIU rally, “I’ve spent my entire adult life working with SEIU.” That is not good news. Once you’ve looked into the corruption, ruthlessness, and Far-Left agenda of the SEIU leadership, you will know that it is not good news at all. Obama has appointed two stalwart friends of SEIU to high level positions: Kathleen Selibus (D-Kansas) as head of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Hilda Solis to head the Department of Labor. The SEIU currently has over 2 million members. most of them are essentially unwilling inductees, but many are “true believers.” Let’s discuss ACORN. Wade Rathke, who “cut his teeth” in the Far-Left radical group SDS in the 1960s, founded ACORN, and also SEIU Local 100. These and numerous other Far-Left groups under the Rathke “umbrella” are funded by our taxpayer dollars. According to the “Sweetness and Ligh” website: “ACORN claims more than 400,000 dues-paying member families, and more than 1,200 chapters in 110 U.S. cities.” And lets not forget the hundreds of “advocacy groups” connected with Acorn: groups such as the WFP (Working Families Party),—which, according to an Associated Press report, was created in 1998 to help push the Democratic Party toward the left.” Many of our taxpayer dollars are funneled to various Far-Left organizations which, after the “bosses” get their cut, distribute the money among hundreds, possibly thousands, of groups which advocate the destruction of the United States as a free republic, and the installation of a welfare collective. That’s not hyperbole folks. It’s a con game that is going on, and has been going on for years—with the assistance of radical leftist foundations like Arca, and the Tides Foundation. Some deal, huh? Collect the money earned by some bourgeois chump, and then spend your time trying to destroy the system that enabled the chump to make the money in the first place. Sweet! My point here is that there are already a number of available thugs in place, should the Obama Administration need them. And we shouldn’t forget AmeriCorp, and the other paramilitary groups getting ready to “muscle up.” Although I’ve been talking exclusively about the Far-Left influence, I don’t want to be remiss, and forget to mention that greed, corruption, and duplicity are non-partisan vices. The right-wing has its share of snakes in the grass as well.


    In Honor of 09/11, Please Fly the Flag

    On Friday, September 11th, 2009, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States. Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this eighth anniversary of one of our country’s worst tragedies. We do this to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms. In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn’t take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.

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    News for 08/05/2009- Unreal ID, More $ to Acorn, TV Docs Biased, 3 Call to Action Alerts

    Posted on August 4, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

     North American Union: Implanting microchips in national ID cards -Mexico Prepares for the Grand Merger into the NAU -Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14597

    In this era of enhanced foods, enhanced bioweapons and WMDs, enhanced vaccines, enhanced military strategies, and enhanced interrogations, come enhanced driving licenses. Many of us have sincerely hoped that these technological advancements and alleged enhancements would eventually rub off on ethics in government and business. We also hoped that the Obama administration would create a new government division led by a new “Czar” to deal strictly with ethical issues. Unfortunately, we got instead Obama’s futile and pricey “Czars “R” US,” and a prospective enhanced driving license, which justifies the existence of a costly and useless Homeland Security Department (The Orwellian ministry of lies). With a magical microchip, the wizards of our corporate government have suddenly created a new world that is easily monitored, controlled, and manipulated. An enhanced driving license will contain the infamous microchip called “RFID” for radio frequency identification. These microchips can track the proles everywhere they go. Having them inserted into a driving license is the prelude to the eventual implanting of these microchips into the bodies of every human being, which many Christians believe it to be “the mark of the beast.”

     ACORN IN LINE FOR MORE DOLLARS UNDER NEW HEALTH CARE BILL? by CNSnews.com

     Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), the man who is shepherding the health-care reform bill through the Senate, says he doesn’t know for sure, but the controversial Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) could qualify to receive health-care grants under a provision of the bill that provides money for groups that are members of a “national network of community based organizations.” The grants are designed to fund groups that will “measure” people’s health-related behavior on the community level, including whether they are gaining or losing weight, eating the right foods, getting exercise, using tobacco, or engaging in other personal behaviors targeted for federal monitoring by the secretary of health and human services. ..Under the “Creating Healthier Communities” provision of the bill (found on page 382), grants could be awarded to only three types of “entities:” state governments, local governments and groups that are members of a “national network of community-based organizations.”
     

    CALL TO ACTION- 2 petitions to consider signing

    http://www.mrcaction.org/

    ONE:

    A new move is underway to expand censorship to the internet and beyond. Using FCC regulations like “localism” and “media diversity” liberals are angling to decide what you can and can’t listen to. The MRC rejects this latest government ploy to silence conservative talk and is urging citizens to take action by clicking below:

    Sign our petition to defend free speech.

     
    TWO:

    Journalistic objectivity doesn’t exist as the liberal media join forces with President Obama to sell the nation on government-run health care. The MRC rejects this statist push, and is rallying and mobilizing citizens to demand the media report the real truth about “ObamaCare.” Please sign the petition today by clicking on the link below:

    Sign our petition demanding balanced coverage.

    Top TV News Doctors Among Big Democrat Campaign Donors – can you say BIAS- it’s all making sense now… AARP too, no doubt?
    http://www.mrc.org/realitycheck/realitycheck/2009/20090804045816.aspx

    Network health reporters are supposed to ask the tough questions before ObamaCare becomes the law of the land. Can’t the networks find at least one independent voice to apply a little scrutiny, before it’s too late? Check out these details and you will no longer wonder why they support Obamacare.

    Leftist Nuts Initiate Boycott of Glenn Beck’s Sponsors by Newsbusters

    Call to ACTION- FIGHT BACK by emailing support for Beck to sponsors

    His show has usually been Fox News third-highest show, behind Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. And since Fox News host Glenn Beck has come on the scene, he has been a thorn in the side of the left-wing machine. But his July 28 “Fox & Friends” criticism of President Barack Obama’s comments on the racially-charged Cambridge, Mass. incident in which a local policeman arrested Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has sent the liberal nutroots over the edge. After left-wing storefronts drew attention to Beck’s analysis, groups want to viewers to boycott his sponsors.

    I will try to get a list of his sponsors… but right now I can name Gold Line and Iams Pet Food. I will have another list one day soon. Please drop them a simple email telling them you support Glenn Beck and hope they will continue to sponsor his show. Tell them WE are middle class American consumers and they will be rewarded with your patronage. Thank you.

    America is beginning to fight back!

    “Staffers working for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., had the police remove a group of retirees from the senator’s office in West Los Angeles. The seniors, who wanted to talk with Feinstein about healthcare reform, would not leave when asked, even after sitting in her conference room “for more than six hours.” Whichever side of the issue they were on these retirees exhibited a kind of intensity of commitment that the political class will not be able to ignore. And which is becoming the norm at town meetings across America.”… from Instapundit.com

    and:

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Americans favor auditing the Federal Reserve and making the results available to the public. Just nine percent (9%) of adults think that’s a bad idea and oppose it. Fifteen percent (15%) aren’t sure. Over half the members of the House now support a bill giving the Government Accounting Office, Congress investigative agency, the authorization to audit the books of the Federal Reserve Board. Support for the bill has grown now that the Obama administration is proposing to give the Fed greater economic regulatory powers. The Fed which sets U.S. monetary policy was created as an independent agency to keep it free of politically-motivated interference. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in a town forum filmed on Sunday which is airing this week on PBS stations said he is strongly opposed to the audit legislation.

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    News for 07/26/2009

    Posted on July 26, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

    Ed note- I appologize for the tardiness of the newsletter the past few days. My small grandchildren are visiting from out of town and I am somewhat preoccupied. 🙂 This will continue until next weekend, then things should return to normal. Thanks for your understanding.

    Midwives pay equal to doctors under health care bill
    (CNSNews.com) – If the House of Representatives passes the health-care bill approved by the Ways and Means and Education committees, midwives–who sometimes deliver babies in place of doctors–will receive the same level of government reimbursement as obstetricians. Section 1304 of the Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (H.R. 3200) would raise government Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for certified nurse midwives to the same level as the reimbursement for doctors who perform the same services. Under current law, midwives only receive 65 percent of what a doctor receives for equal services.

    64% of California Voters Say Illegal Immigrants Are Major Strain on State Budget
    (Rasmussen.com) – Nearly two-out-of-three California voters (64%) say illegal immigrants put a significant strain on the state budget as lawmakers struggle to close a $26 billion deficit. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of California voters shows that just 25% say illegal immigrants are not a major strain on the state budget. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.

    Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals Almost Two to One in America, According to Washington Post Poll
    (CNSNews.com) –Americans who consider themselves conservatives now outnumber Americans who consider themselves liberal by almost two to one, according to a new poll by the Washington Post and ABC News. In the poll of 1,001 adults conducted between July 15-18, respondents were asked: “Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative?” Thirty-eight percent said they were conservative, while only 20% said they were liberal. Thirty-nine percent, meanwhile, said they were moderate. The percentage of self-described conservatives has increased since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January and the percentage of self-described liberals has diminished. A Washington Post poll conducted in mid-January, shortly before the inauguration, showed 32% saying they were conservative, 24% saying they were liberal and 42% saying they were moderates.

    A case for abolition of the Fed
    http://www.youtube.co…
    Video of Congressman Grayson interviewing Bernanke..who pulled a Clinton (memory loss)

    Citizens Begin To Fight Back
    http://nygoe.wordpres…
    ACORN and their new front group Act Now were pwned by Tea Party Patriots again on Long Island! When they couldn’t win their arguments with facts, the ACORN employees tried to intimidate the Tea Party folks. No way that could work with dedicated Patriots! So ACORN cut and run when the going got tough, and repeated that sorry performance twice in one day. (this is good! Good Job Long Island Patriots)

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    News for 07/16/2009- Pocket Full of Czars & Treaties, Grassroots for Hire, Other Cluster*ucks

    Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Is Obama’s Science Czar a Crackpot?By Cliff Kincaid at Candad Free Press
    http://canadafreepres… (items below are taken from this article.. chock full of quotes from a book writen by our Science Czar.. check it out)
    … A quote from US Climate Czar: “Should a Law of the Sea be successfully established, it could serve as a model for a future Law of the Atmosphere to regulate the use of airspace, to monitor climate change, and to control atmospheric pollution. Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP [United Nations Environmental Program] and the United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regime-sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable, at least insofar as international implications exist.” … as is: “If this could be accomplished, security might be provided by an armed international organization, a global analogue of a police force. Many people have recognized this as a goal, but the way to reach it remains obscure in a world where factionalism seems, if anything, to be increasing. The first step necessarily involves partial surrender of sovereignty to an international organization.” (Ed note: there are also quotes regarding chemically drugging our water supply to promote sterilization should our population get to large, as well as mandating abortion for unwed mothers, etc.. you need to read this for yourself in order to believe it- and he is top advisor to the president on science issues ??? Really????)
    Accuracy In Media was told Monday by Holdren’s office that only two telephone calls had been received from the press about the sensational charges being reported against Holden in the blogosphere. Clearly, the major media haven’t taken the charges seriously, explaining why there has been a “deafening silence” from the mainstream media, as noted by Michelle Malkin.

    Obama’s Ambitious U.N. Treaty Agenda (Treaty of the Seas) from Accuracy In Media
    http://www.aim.org/ai…
    With Al Franken replacing Norm Coleman, Senate Democrats have another vote for the U.N.’s Law of the Sea Treaty, and there are strong indications that they intend to bring this controversial document up for a vote within days or weeks. Those who favor the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) believe that U.S. security lies in passing a treaty and hiring more lawyers to defend America before an international tribunal, rather than building more ships for the Navy and Coast Guard. The anticipated vote on the treaty follows a strong recent push for ratification from the Council on Foreign Relations and newspaper ads in favor of the treaty from the Pew Charitable Trusts, a $5 billion non-profit entity. Plus, the Obama State Department sent a document to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on May 11 that declared UNCLOS to be a top priority for the administration. In fact, Obama’s submission to the Foreign Relations Committee names 17 treaties that he wants ratified. In addition to UNCLOS, they include the feminist Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the unverifiable Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and the gun rights-destroying Inter-American Convention Against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials.

    Communist Past of the ‘Green Jobs’ Czar from News Busters
    The administration’s “Green Jobs” czar, Van Jones, has a “very checkered past” deep-rooted in radical politics, including black nationalism, anarchism, and communism. The broadcast network newscasts have mostly failed to report on Mr. Jones’s past political affiliations which are lock-step with the network’s downplay of coverage regarding President Obama’s associations with the former radical and terrorist William Ayers during the election. The administration’s “Green Jobs” czar, Van Jones, has a “very checkered past” deep-rooted in radical politics, including black nationalism, anarchism, and communism. The broadcast network newscasts have mostly failed to report on Mr. Jones’s past political affiliations which are lock-step with the network’s downplay of coverage regarding President Obama’s associations with the former radical and terrorist William Ayers during the election. At 6:47 a.m. EDT on the July 10 edition of “Fox and Friends,” Americans for Prosperity Policy Director Phil Kerpen, told interviewer Brian Kilmeade that Jones is “somebody who was involved in radical politics in San Francisco, “who was self-admittedly “radicalized in jail” and found “Communism and anarchism.” Kerpen compares Van Jones’s Communist past with his new quest for environmentalism and the creation of green jobs:

    I think it’s pretty instructive what his past is…it’s the same sort of philosophy, the idea that government ought to be reordering society in accordance with some utopian vision that failed with communism and socialism, and will fail with this green jobs idea.

    In an April 12, 2009 World Net Daily article titled “Will a “red” help blacks go green?”Aaron Klein reports that Jones himself stated in a 2005 interview his environmental activism was a means to fight for racial and class “justice,” and that he was a “rowdy black nationalist,” and a “communist.” Because the administration’s “czars” do not go through congressional confirmation, and are therefore not scrutinized or vetted, many Americans have no idea who they are or where they come from. Kudos to Fox News for bringing Van Jones’s controversial past and political ideology to light.

    OBAMA NOW HIRING “GRASS ROOTS” WORKERS TO BOOST SUPPORT FOR HEALTH CARE BILL from Drudge

    http://sfbay.craigsli…

    Ed note: Just as ACORN does, so, apparently, does the white house. When Acorn needs concerned citizens to parade by AIG bosses, homes, they pay them by the hour. When ACORN needs people to (fruadually in many cases) voters signed up, they pay people by the hour. Now, our president, needs normal people to support his health care bill and guess what… he’s paying by the hour! $11-16 dollar an hour, expecting to pay these “grass roots” supports $4-6K for the summer. No lie. Apparently, grass roots does not mean what it used to mean.. now it means employees… go figure!

    Sec 542 of HR 2647 http://ow.ly/15HOp8…
    This legislation was passed in the house. Now it’s on to the Senate for vote THIS WEEK. CALL YOUR SENATORS, NOW.

    This legislation is written purposely in a manner very “open to interpretation” by Attorney General Eric Holder, or his successors. It would make it illegal to belong to, blog on, associate with and group or groups of people who not only hate people or ethnic groups, etc.. but hate the GOVERNMENT. Please take a moment and read the article linked above from the 9/12 website.

    Ed Note:Look… I am not a hater…. I am a lover .. of the Constitution of the United States of America. It is my opinion that the past several administrations of our government are the haters… Hey, maybe we could have THEM all arrested ?????

    Have You Seen The Organizational Chart for The Democrats Version of Health Care Bill???

    Check this out! (It reminds me of the Mouse Trap game I had as a kid)

    http://www.ibdeditori…

    CNN Legal Analyst Calls 2nd Amendment Rights Preposterous from News Busters

    http://ow.ly/15HRHu…

    During CNN’s coverage of the Sotomayor hearings on Wednesday, legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin implied that the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision to uphold the Second Amendment was revolutionary: “When I was in law school…the idea that you had a Second Amendment right to a gun was considered preposterous….But the Supreme Court [in Heller]…said that…individuals have a personal right to bear arms.” Just after the bottom of the 12 noon hour of the network’s coverage, anchor Wolf Blitzer raised the Second Amendment issue with Toobin, a graduate of Harvard Law School, and the others on their panel analyzing the hearings, which included anchor/correspondent John King; senior political analyst Gloria Borger; and correspondent Candy Crowley, as well as Republican strategist Alex Castellanos and former Clinton administration official Maria Echaveste. After playing a clip of Republican Senator Tom Coburn asking Sotomayor about the right to keep and bear arms, Blitzer asked Toobin what were the nominee’s “positions, specifically on the federal obligation to support the Second Amendment, as opposed to local communities or states?” The CNN senior legal analyst harkened back to his law school days in his answer … the idea that you had a Second Amendment right to a gun was considered preposterous. The text of the Second Amendment, you know, speaks of a well-regulated militia and the right to bear arms. Well, courts used to say, well, this only affects the rights of state militias. But the Supreme Court, two years ago, in the famous Heller decision, said that when it comes to the federal government, we- individuals have a personal right to bear arms, and the D.C. gun control law was thus unconstitutional. And the question that came before Judge Sotomayor in the Second Circuit was, what about states? Do individuals have a right against states- state law to a personal right to bear arms? And she said, according to her reading of the precedents, is that that’s not decided yet, that it only applies to the federal government. Now, it’s up to the Supreme Court to make that decision.

    Acorn Hails Confirmation of New Census Director by Michelle Malking (their approval can not be good, all things considered)

    http://michellemalkin…

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    News for 07/10/2009- Autos, Traitors, Treaties and Truth

    Posted on July 10, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    ‘Put nothing in writing,’ Browner told auto execs on secret White House CAFE talks; Sensenbrenner wants investigation by Mark Tapscott
    Carol Browner, former Clinton administration EPA head and current Obama White House climate czar, instructed auto industry execs “to put nothing in writing, ever” regarding secret negotiations she orchestrated regarding a deal to increase federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-WI, is demanding a congressional investigation of Browner’s conduct in the CAFE talks, saying in a letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, that Browner “intended to leave little or no documentation of the deliberations that lead to stringent new CAFE standards.” Federal law requires officials to preserve documents concerning significant policy decisions, so instructing participants in a policy negotation concerning a major federal policy change could be viewed as a criminal act. Sensenbrenner also wants a congressional investigation of why a global warming study by Alan Carlin, an EPA economist who is a career civil servant, was suppressed by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and other senior agency officials. The study warned of seriously damaging economic consequences for small businesses if the agency moved to regulate CO2 gases as illegal emissions under the Clean Air Act. The CO2 gases, which are also produced by humans and other air-breathing creatures when they exhale, are viewed by global warming activists as contributing to the trapping of heat in the atmosphere when carbon-based fuels like oil and coal are burned.

    Electric Cars May Shift Our Foriegn Dependence from One Dictator To Another from IBD
    http://www.ibdeditori…
    The GAO report says a plug-in compact car, if recharged at an outlet drawing its power from coal, provides a carbon dioxide savings of only 4% to 5%… Aside from forcing us into less-safe downsized vehicles that increased highway fatalities, the promise of more miles per gallon caused people to drive more miles. The promised energy independence never materialized in the 70’s as we imported more foreign oil than ever before. Okay, so how about a zero-emission source of electricity — nuclear power? The administration has done little to promote it and recently killed the safest place on the planet to store what is erroneously called nuclear waste — at the nuclear repository that was being built at Yucca Mountain, Nev. This “waste” is in the form of spent fuel rods the French and others have safely stored and reprocessed. These rods still contain most of their original energy and reprocessing them makes nuclear power renewable as well as pollution-free. The French get 80% of their electricity from nukes. There are the hazards of the cars themselves, to drivers, passengers and first responders. Then there’s a whole new problem of disposing of a new generation of batteries using lithium. As for the lithium, Bolivia, under the thumb of its leftist leader Evo Morales, has about half the world’s proven reserves. “The United States has supplies of lithium, but if demand for lithium exceeded domestic supplies,” warns the GAO, “the U.S. could substitute reliance on one foreign source (oil) for another (lithium).”

    Lindsay Grahm May Support Sotomayor – Drop him an email at http://lgraham.senate… and tell him he is a traitor!

    http://www.miamiheral…

    ‘The only way she can get derailed is if she performs poorly next week,” acknowledged Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a Senate Judiciary Committee member. He said he was still undecided, but added, “I honestly think I could vote for her.” (Ed note- so apparently reverse discrimination and activist judges are no problem for Lindsay Graham)

    Obama’s Ambitious U.N. Treaty Agenda By Cliff Kincaid

    http://canadafreepres…

    …Senate Democrats have another vote for the U.N.’s Law of Sea Treaty, and there are strong indications that they intend to bring this controversial document up for a vote within days or weeks. Those who favor the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) believe that U.S. security lies in passing a treaty and hiring more lawyers to defend America before an international tribunal, rather than building more ships for the Navy and Coast Guard. The anticipated vote on the treaty follows a strong recent push for ratification from the Council on Foreign Relations and newspaper ads in favor of the treaty from the Pew Charitable Trusts, a $5 billion non-profit entity. Plus, the Obama State Dept. sent a document to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on May 11 that declared UNCLOS to be a top priority for the administration. In fact, Obama’s submission to the Foreign Relations Committee names 17 treaties that he wants ratified. So rather than build more ships, we will depend on a piece of paper from the U.N. to safeguard U.S. national security.

    Time to De-Centralize American Power By JB Williams

    http://canadafreepres…

    ..The United States of America has officially reached the moment in history when the centralized power vested in 546 career politicians no longer serves the best interests of more than 300 million legal American citizens. The federal government no longer exists at the pleasure of the states and their people, but rather as a dysfunctional global dictatorship, an oligarchy of 546 career political thugs ruling with an iron fist over 300 million dissenting subjects. The Founding Fathers knew that this day would come and they prepared accordingly. “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, [life, liberty and the individual freedom to define and pursue happiness] it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government” – Declaration of Independence. The real power of the people is not in their vote or even the money they send politicians at election time. It’s in their ability to use their local state legislators to force the Fed back into compliance with the contract between the states, the Constitution… If you want your country back, you will have to take it back. (Ed note.. 39 states, including Michigan now have sovereignty legislation pending)

    Former Acorn Employee Rethinking It’s Value by Kevin Mooney

    http://www.washington…

    MonCrief is a former employee of ACORN and Project Vote affiliate who offered testimony last year in Harrisburg, Pa. as part of an election law suit filed against them. “I’ve always been an outsider in my party because I ask a lot of questions and I didn’t like some of the answers I’ve been getting,” she said. “The problem I have with Democrats is that they promise you the world but then they don’t deliver. I identify now with conservative ideas because the answer is not social welfare. The answer instead comes from being less dependent on the government and keeping families together.” Food stamp and housing assistance programs, for instance, do not provide people with an incentive to get married and to keep husbands and wives together, she said.

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    News for 07/09/2009

    Posted on July 9, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

    “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” Abraham Lincoln

    Promise Appears Broken – Tax Hikes For All
    http://www.atr.org/ta…
    David Boaz from the Cato Institute has written up a great summary of all the tax hikes proposed by President Obama and his Administration.
    They include:
    Raise the top income tax rates from their current 33 percent and 35 percent rates to 36 percent and 39.6 percent in 2011
    Limit itemized deductions for people paying high rates
    Increase capital gains and dividend taxes by 33 percent for people paying high income tax rates
    Impose a value-added tax (VAT) on all goods and services
    Raise the Social Security tax by lifting the cap
    Raise a variety of business taxes by $353 billion over 10 years, including repeal of LIFO rules, restoring Superfund taxes, seven tax increases on energy companies, and more
    Tax employer-provided health benefits
    Implement a cap-and-trade system for emissions permits, the functional equivalent of a massive new tax
    Tax drivers on their mileage
    Change rules to raise gift taxes
    Restore the estate tax at 45 percent
    Raise cigarette tax by 62 cents a pack
    Raise taxes on beer, wine, liquor, and soda
    Eliminate health savings accounts and flexible savings accounts
    Tax employer-provided cellphones
    Tax AIG employee bonuses
    Raise taxes on overseas corporate earnings
    See full article at http://www.cato-at-li…

    Number of Czars On Rise Again
    http://www.google.com…
    Because nearly double of all the Russian Czars ever is not enough. This one to oversee healthcare insurance in US.

    ACORN TIMELINE by Washington Examiner
    http://www.washington…
    Your Acorn Primer – very imformative

    Labeling That Makes Sense from Cato Institute
    http://www.cato-at-li…
    …To wit, every product whose ingredients benefit from a subsidy should include the following language on the label: “This product has been subsidized by the U.S. government at taxpayer expense. For more information, please visit usda.gov.” And every product that benefits from tariff protection should have the following language on the label: “This product is protected from foreign competition by U.S. import tariffs. Its price is higher as a result. For more information, please visit usitc.gov.”…..

    Union Leaders to Meet With Obama Next Week
    By Steven Greenhouse
    http://thecaucus.blog…
    A dozen union presidents will meet with President Obama in the White House next Monday to discuss health-care legislation as well as a bill that would make it easier to unionize, labor leaders and administration officials said on Tuesday. Labor leaders said they hoped to talk with the president about the status of health-care legislation and what the nation’s labor unions can do to advance the administration’s efforts to assure passage of such legislation, including the enactment of a public option in which a government-run health insurance entity would compete with private insurers. Union leaders also said they wanted to reiterate their opposition to enacting a tax on employee-provided health benefits to help finance health-care reform. Such a move that would hurt union members disproportionately because so many receive health benefits from their employers. One top A.F.L.-C.I.O. official said the labor leaders also wanted to voice their hopes about enacting the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it far easier for workers to unionize (card check). …. For more on this legislation visit: http://shotsonthehous…

    The Cost of Global Warming Greed By Daniel Greenfield at Canada Free Press
    http://canadafreepres…
    Cap and Trade has outsourced Federal taxation to Wall Street, just in time for Wall Street to be Federalized. The result is an abomination that’s two parts capitalist, three parts socialist, and rabidly greedy. By banking on a phony crisis, the environmental lobby and the Obama administration have transformed taxation into a commodities market. The resulting alliance makes it hard to tell apart the private sector from the government, not that there’s any point in even trying, because in the final result it’s the big promoters of a phony crisis, such as Al Gore, that will profit, and the rest of us who will lose out.

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission, sole regulator of the carbon market created by cap-and-trade legislation
    Goldman Sachs to be carbon regulator?
    By Steve Milloy
    http://canadafreepres…
    Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Olympia Snow (RINO-ME) have introduced a bill to make the Commodity Futures Trading Commission the sole regulator of the carbon market created by cap-and-trade legislation. So does this mean that freebooting Goldman Sachs could be the de facto regulator of the carbon market? Consider…. (see article linked above) (Ed note- Goldman Sachs has rooted itself into every single facet of our government- Henry Paulsen, of the first bailout fame, used to head Goldman Sacs, for example)

    In health bill, billions for parks, paths-Supporters cite prevention, but add-ons’ critics see pork By Michael Kranish
    http://www.boston.com…
    Sweeping healthcare legislation working its way through Congress is more than an effort to provide insurance to millions of Americans without coverage. Tucked within is a provision that could provide billions of dollars for walking paths, streetlights, jungle gyms, and even farmers’ markets. The add-ons – characterized as part of a broad effort to improve the nation’s health “infrastructure’’ – appear in House and Senate versions of the bill. Critics argue the provision is a thinly disguised effort to insert pork-barrel spending into a bill that has been widely portrayed to the public as dealing with expanding health coverage and cutting medical costs. A leading critic, Senator Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican, ridicules the local projects, asking: “How can Democrats justify the wasteful spending in this bill?’’

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