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Children Harmed by Colorado Family Courts at Tax Payer Expense
3 years 3 weeks ago
spamsucks

Tom Gomez's article at coloradoindymedia.org stated that it costs the DOC “$30,000 a year for each prisoner it houses…” note: for a family of 6, poverty is determined at $29,530.00 annual household income, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Gomez continues by saying “DOC is not likely to be able to significantly reduce, or even offset, the high cost of incarceration by such methods as raising the cost of phone time or cutting back on food. Instead state university students and their parents will pay the bill, by absorbing another 9% increase in tuition next year…”

We would much rather $30,000.00 of our taxes to offset the cost of an education at any level, instead of increasing the cost of higher education to offset the price of incarceration. Incarceration seems a bit extreme in this case and a waste of taxpayers’ dollars.

Please investigate and determine how Justice can be served in Jefferson Family Courts, for Catherine's children, and others. She is not alone. Many Parents United for Change shared our horrific stories with the SCAO and in front of the Legislature this Spring. Colorado's Family Court system is harming our children.

Dana Hoag, Catherine's husband, and stepfather to her special needs 10 year old son, pleads for help:

"My ideas on this matter are to work hard to get the press to pay attention to one case enough that they see the need for an investigation of the system. The legislature and Governor's offices need to be proactive about this issue and initiate such an investigation. Also, that investigation needs outside evaluation. The problem is that insiders have been making decisions for too long. As a professor, I can tell you the our quality control and integrity are governed by external review. It is necessary.

TEARS OF THE LITTLE MUSTANG PRINEVILLE OREGON BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WORKER CAUGHT RED-HANDED WITH HIS OWN FEDERAL LANDS GRAZ
3 years 3 weeks ago
spamsucks

PRINEVILLE OREGON BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WORKER CAUGHT RED-HANDED WITH HIS OWN FEDERAL LANDS GRAZING LEASE IN HIS OWN DISTRICT WITHIN ARMS REACH OF WHERE THE RUDIO MOUNTAIN MUSTANG MASSACRE HAPPENED AND THE GOVERNMENT SWEPT IT ALL UNDER THE CARPET


In the spring of 2011 a Bureau Of Land Management rangeland supervisor working for the Prineville Oregon BLM was caught red-handed subleasing his own cattle grazing permits issued for federal land allotments on Rudio Mountain that are managed by his employer the BLM. This BLM employee was breaking the law but BLM decided to keep him anyway because he is part of their clan. The Bureau Of Land Management is keeping this confidential to protect themselves and they are not telling anyone because they certainly don't want anyone to know they do these weird things. This BLM employee is described as a male in his forties that has worked for BLM for years. The BLM employee was acting in violation of Federal Law 43 CFR 20.401 (a), [Statutory prohibition applicable to employees of the Bureau Of Land Management. (1) In accordance with 43 U.S.C. 11, employees of the Bureau Of Land Management are prohibited from voluntarily acquiring a direct or indirect interest in Federal lands.] It seems this fellow is employed by the BLM and he was using his position to reward himself with federal land cattle grazing allotments for his own personal benefit and monetary gain.

U.S. might see credit reduction even if debt ceiling increased
3 years 7 weeks ago
Anonymous

Financial experts believe that the nation's credit rating might be downgraded even if the debt ceiling is increased by next week's deadline. Some say, nevertheless, that a downgrade is not the terrible thing many make it out to be.

Debt controversy

The current $14.3 trillion debt spending limit is something the nation has to raise before August 2. The discussion is between Congressional Republicans and President Obama. It is all about long-term spending cuts that have to be made. House Republicans continue refusing approval of the ceiling hike without spending cuts.

Agencies involved

The nation’s credit is determined by three major credit reporting agencies. Standard & Poor’s, Fitch’s and Moody’s are the three. The country will get a downgrade no matter what with one of the agencies.

S&P warns of 50/50 chance

S&P warned earlier this month that if the U.S. could not discover a "credible solution to the increasing U.S. government debt burden" that it faced a 50 percent chance of being downgraded to AA in 90 days. The rating may decrease unless a $4 trillion spending cut package is put into play, according to S&P. Half that number is being discussed. This is in the current Washington debates.

Nothing can be done to stop it

The Shortwave Report 07/15/11 Listen Globally
3 years 10 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (July 15) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
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More Time, More Money, More Resources (pt. 2)
3 years 10 weeks ago
Anonymous

When I attended college at the University of Connecticut between the years of 2003 and 2006 I went through a series of experiences that entailed me being the target of harassment because of my race and a crime I committed when I was a minor well over ten years prior to that time. The harassment was difficult at the time and psychologically taxing. Considering that the major itself was extremely time consuming this made my time there more than difficult. I made it and graduated and have since then thought about the experience giving me a lot to reflect on.

 

High unemployment, being homeless among new vets
3 years 10 weeks ago
Anonymous

The brand new generation of veterans of the Afghan and Iraq wars are facing lots of difficulties when it comes to adapting to civilian life. The new generation of vets has a greater rate of joblessness than normal and has a greater rate of homelessness than individuals that served during previous wars. Post resource - Homelessness and unemployment plague new veterans by Newsytype.com.

Concern with unemployment

There are several veterans discharged when they come home. Several of these realize they have to get a job and become a civilian once again. The Los Angeles Times reports that veterans have one of the highest joblessness rates in the country which shows they are having difficulty with it. As of June of this year, veterans from the past 10 years, which are referred to by the government as the Gulf War II era, have an unemployment rate of 13.3 percent, more than 4 percent higher than the overall unemployment rate of 9.2 percent. After getting out of the service, over 200,000 returning veterans went to the labor force in just the last year. Several struggle with finding employment because they lack college degrees.

A lot of issues for current vets

Sign our petition!‏
3 years 10 weeks ago
Anonymous

The Peasant Patrols and the population of Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad require an audit in the Mixed Court of Santiago de Chuco, as the judge and the prosecutor are very biased. We make the petition to do a legal audit to them and they have to renounce their charge within fifteen days / since July 4, 2011 / !

If they do not renounce, it's need to take urgent measures against such venal authorities, covered by their political card of the party of APRA. We want their removal of them. Because the judge and the prosecutor are laying off employees who have worked for years in the Education Unit of Santiago de Chuco. Also theese biased authorities, they alleged that the brothers from The Peasant Patrols in the province of Santiago de Chuco made a troubles in the region. That isn't is a true.

Whatever is the prosecutor, the judge and Mr. Murgia want to put in those work - places, a people from the party of APRA. We accused to the prosecutor and the judge, both, that they have left out, so important cases, like some murders of persons, whose prime suspect is still free.

The population of Santiago de Chuco, Peru, demanding his constitutional rights to life, to decent work, and to deservedly paid ! The population of Santiago de Chuco, Peru, listings his desire to take more extreme measures if the justice are not pay attention to their demands!

We need yours support:
Each person which wish to support us, have to send complaint to the following addresses:

http://ocma.pj.gob.pe/default.as...

Dr. Enrique Javier Mendoza Ramírez
Email: ocmapj@pj.gob.pe

In the union there is the strength!
We expect your support!

Tanyita Yupanqui

http://juanestebanyupanqui.blogs...

The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill
3 years 11 weeks ago
richardmyers

Joe Hill — labor organizer, musician, song writer, revolutionary — was executed in 1915 by the state of Utah for a crime that many believe he did not commit. Now there's proof.

July 5, 2011

Review, The Man Who Never Died:  The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon, by William M. Adler

Review by Richard Myers

Big Bill Haywood used to call revolutionary industrial unionism, the organizing philosophy of the Industrial Workers of the World, “socialism with its working clothes on.” Writing for the International Socialist Review from his prison cell, Joe Hill offered an example of such hands-on belief. Hill had recently arrived in Utah from the docks of California where many of the jobs were temporary. Therefore it was “to the interest of the workers ‘to make the job last’ as long as possible,” Hill wrote in his article, “How to Make Work for the Unemployed.”

APIEL Environmental Law Conference in Knoxville, TN Oct 20-23
3 years 11 weeks ago
spamsucks

Attend the 2nd annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference www.apiel.org

University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, Tennessee
October 20th-23th 2011

Register Today for APIEL-- https://sites.google.com/site/ap...
Lawyers can get CLE credits

Sign up for the APIEL email listserve-- https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/apielinfo

Propose a Workshop---- https://sites.google.com/site/apielconference/2011-workshop-proposal-application

You are invited to submit your panel and workshop proposal for the 2011 annual APIEL conference. Join APIEL in addressing our region's most pressing ecological crises, as well as the underlying laws, policies and institutional dynamics that have enabled these issues to occur.
We would like to receive proposals from lawyers, grassroots community organizers, activists, scientists, and policy makers. Panel and workshop formats can range from lecture-style presentations to skills trainings, field trips, collaborative sessions and more.
Submission Deadline is August 1, 2011

What is the APIEL conference?

APIEL is designed to unite activists, attorneys, students, scientists and concerned citizens working for environmental justice throughout Appalachian and surrounding states. The weekend conference will feature a series of workshops and dialogues led by activists, lawyers and scientists with the goal of exchanging information, sharing skills, and fostering collaboration between the grassroots, the bar, and future lawyers and policy-makers. Workshops will address the region's most pressing ecological problems, as well as the underlying laws, policies and institutional dynamics that have enabled these issues to occur.

Frank-Paul cannabis bill wants legalization
3 years 12 weeks ago
Anonymous

The legalization of weed has shown to be similar to crabgrass in the United States Congress; it is extremely difficult to kill. A bi-partisan bill co-sponsored by Reps. Barney Frank and Ron Paul seeks to destroy the federal stranglehold on the jovial weed. The blog Reason states that this will free up specific states to choose their own weed manifest destiny. Resource for this article - Frank-Paul pot bill seeks to legalize marijuana by Newsytype.com.

Weed becoming legal in some states with the bill

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) are all the co-sponsors of the Frank-Paul pot bill according to an email sent from the Editor of the Cannabis Policy Project Informed Reason, Mike Riggs. The only element of cannabis regulation that will remain in the hands of the federal government is cross-border or inter-state smuggling. States will have the ability to legally grow, use and sell marijuana if the bill passes.

A new bill that will be taken well

The new Frank-Paul Bill will echo what Frank wanted with the HR 5843 bill in 2009 that was comparable while the Cannabis Policy Project communications manager, Morgan Fox, thinks the bill will get more attention than typical bills get.

The Shortwave Report 07/01/11 Listen Globally
3 years 12 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (July 1) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
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The Shortwave Report 06/24/11 Listen Globally
3 years 13 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (June 24) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
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The Shortwave Report 06/17/11 Listen Globally
3 years 14 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (June 17) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
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The Shortwave Report 06/10/11 Listen Globally
3 years 15 weeks ago
Anonymous
Dear Radio Friend, The latest Shortwave Report (June 10) is up at the website (NOTE THE URL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SLIGHTLY DUE TO SERVER SWITCH) http://www.outfarpress.com/short... in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.p...) This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Spanish National Radio, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle. From JAPAN- It has been revealed that three of the reactors in Fukushima experienced meltdowns within a few days of the tsunami. Highly contaminated water continues to accumulate at the site. Soil samples show strontium and cesium more than 60 km away from the reactors. The IAEA is asking Japan to provide a more transparent report on the nuclear crisis. From SPAIN- The European Commission has proposed a large aid package to help farmers hurt by the E. Coli outbreak in Germany. The new President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, has vowed that the poor will share in the countrys wealth. Portugal's Socialist party lost elections over the weekend. Demonstrations continue in Spain by "The Outraged Ones." From CHINA- The Chinese government wants the NATO countries to actively consider the African Union's roadmap for peace in Libya. A report on the protests against Israel on the Syrian border that left more than 20 dead. From CUBA- Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel aviv against Netanyahu's policies. Dozens of medical workers in Bahrain were charged with crimes for treating anti-government protestors. The Crown Prince of Bahrain was quietly visiting President Obama this week. Obama will be met by protests when he visits Puerto Rico next week.
The Red Pill and Confluence Media Collective Needs Your Help
3 years 15 weeks ago
Anonymous
The Red Pill has been around since the beginging of 2004, we are dedicated to printing ideas, stories, and perspectives that the mainstream media simply will not cover. For the last 6 months the Red Pill has not published, we are sorry, and we are working towards getting the Pill back into print. We need submissions, folks committed to printing and distro in their communities, and we need funds for some new equipment. Donations can be made via pay-pal on our website. www.gjredpill.org Submissions can be sent to gjredpill@hotmail.com See you in the streets!!