Judge David Debenham-

Unconstitutional Judicial Gag Orders ---Prompted by embarrassed officials who dislike scrutiny and criticism by internet bloggers in the wake of burgeoning out-of-control shoot-from-the-hip "therapeutic jurisprudence" in the family courts. These orders are ILLEGAL under the First Amendment as violations of the constitutional prohibition against prior restraint.

Debenham, David B. Claudine Dombrowski a battered mother who continues to be battered by the Court this Court


Dombrowski v Richardson


MISC. Petitioner in person and by Donald Hoffman. Respondent in person and by Robert E. Duncan, II. G.A.L., Jill Dykes, present. Court Reporter: Digital Div. 13. Matter proceeds on review of Court's order of January 28, 2010, establishing unsupervised parenting time for Respondent. Dr. Rodeheffer offers testimony - matter continued to a date to be agreed upon for additional testimony. Court finds that Dr. Rodeheffer's report of May 18, 2010, has been published on the website of Respondent. Court suspends Respondent's parenting time pending final hearing in this matter. Respondent's counsel is to review Respondent's cell phone to determine if there are images of report on Respondent's cell phone - Respondent's phone time with minor child to continue but to Petitioner's home phone. Due to publication of report on the Internet, which deals with minor child, Court finds that there is a privacy interest of the minor child that is central to these proceedings and outweighs the public interest and orders that the files, records, and transcripts of the case be sealed until further order of the Court. J. Dykes to do order. DBD

SET - Hearing on 10/19/10 at 09:00AM. in division 13.

Notice of hearing for 10/19/10 Hearing issued .


Case transferred from Div. 13 to Div. 03, New Judicial Assignment. JMS


MISC. Petitioner in person and by Donald Hoffman. Respondent in person and by Robert E. Duncan, II. G.A.L., Jill Dykes, present. Court Reporter: Sarah Davison. Parties continue presentation of evidence. Matter continued to 10/20/10 for Court to interview minor child. DBD

MISC. Petitioner in person and by Donald Hoffman and Jason Hoffman. Respondent in person and by Robert E. Duncan, II. G.A.L., Jill Dykes, present. Court Reporter: Sarah Davison. Court finds inappropriate under K.S.A. 60-1616(a) to allow minor child control over when parenting time with mother should occur. Based on Respondent's violation of Court orders by posting material on the internet which references her daughter, continuing to bring up court case and proceedings with minor daughter, and volatile and unpredictable behavior with minor daughter, Court orders supervised parenting time for Respondent of every other Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Petitioner, Respondent and G.A.L. to agree on individual who will supervise parenting time or submit names to Court. Minor child has cell phone and can initiate phone calls to Respondent. Respondent not to initiate phone calls, text or e-mails to minor daughter. Respondent prohibited from placing any likeness of minor daughter, materials, or documents referring to minor daughter on internet or allow others to link to her internet site, face page, twitter site which would allow anyone to go to a linked site with this information. Respondent not to be provided any copies of medical or therapy records of minor daughter. T. Duncan to do JE. DBD

Instead of going to the store, their father took Nelson, 10, and Crystal, 8, to his house and set it on fire, killing them and himself. He did it to get back at ex-wife for leaving their abusive relationship.



jenne-carter-and-kids_web.pngSpecial to South Florida Times

Jennie Carter thought she was sending her two young children to the store with their father for an hour or so.  They’d been preparing for a  trip to Georgia to see snow for the first time but their father, her ex-husband, begged to see the kids before they left. Carter was hesitant but allowed him to take them.

Instead of going to the store, their father took Nelson, 10, and Crystal, 8, to his house and set it on fire, killing them and himself.

He did it, Carter, 41, of Lake Worth, said, to get back at her for leaving their abusive relationship.

“I handed my kids to a killer,” Carter said, choking up as she recalled the 2006 tragedy before an audience at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in West Palm Beach on Oct. 16, as part of the observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

The issue was already at the forefront in Palm Beach County, after the worst murder-suicide in the history of the county in September when Patrick Alexander Dell, 41, shot and killed his estranged wife Natasha Whyte-Dell and four of her children in their Riviera Beach home. The couple had a long history of domestic violence.

Carter said she wanted to put an end to such tragedies and four years after she lost her children, she continues to speak out against domestic violence. Then state Sen. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, was so moved by her advocacy that he sponsored a domestic violence bill in honor of Carter.

The law requires judges to consider charges of domestic or sexual abuse, involving either parent, when granting custody or arranging visitation. Carter believes if her ex-husband had supervised visits with their children, they might still be alive.

“I am so proud to have passed this legislation… While there is no doubt that children benefit from spending time with both parents, it is always necessary to determine how best to protect the child,” Deutch said upon passage of the bill.

Carter said she became an advocate to honor her children. “It doesn’t take a lot of people to change a law. It takes one person,” she told the audience.

While passing laws is important, changing the mindset regarding domestic violence in the black community is an altogether different challenge, especially when it comes to the black church, said the Rev. Johnnie Ray “J.R.” Thicklin, senior pastor of Kingdom Harvest Ministries of West Palm Beach and president of Destiny By Choice.

Thicklin has held several positions in the past 20 years related to domestic violence and is regarded as a trailblazer in breaking the silence in the church. He organized the session, titled, “Domestic Violence and Faith in the African American Community – Barriers and Bridges Community Forum,”  bringing together Carter and other domestic violence victims, experts and citizens to raise awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in the black community and the role that faith  plays in the lives of  victims and perpetrators.

Thicklin is writing a book, Hush:  What the Church Didn’t Tell You about Domestic Violence, due out next year.  His company helps the faith community deal with what is regarded as a sensitive subject. He said the church, which is usually a safe haven in the black community, hasn’t dealt with the issue well in the past.

Ivanah Thomas of Orlando agreed.  Today, she is a successful business owner, but when she was 19 she was married to an abusive man 21 years her senior and a minister. The church, including the pastor, “turned a blind eye” and no one would help her, she said, and her husband was allowed to continue as a minister.

Thicklin said it was not uncommon to find preachers, among other powerful men, dealing with domestic violence in their own lives. “Research will show you that there’s a lot of domestic violence in positions such as pastors, law enforcement, lawyers and athletes,” he said. “People who are in empowering positions often have a problem with power themselves.”

The Rev. Antoinne “A.J.” Wright, senior pastor of Shiloh Family Worship Center Ministries in Riviera Beach, said even helping victims in the church can be a sensitive subject. He encourages his parishioners to get away from their abuser. But he told of an instance where he suggested a woman leave her abuser. She reconciled with him and was upset with Wright, saying he was wrong to tell her to leave her relationship.

Debi Stewart, of West Palm Beach, understands why some women stay. The longtime television host in Palm Beach County said at the forum that, years ago, she stayed in an abusive marriage because she was “determined to fix it.”  She had been ashamed to admit that, as a well known reporter, she was suffering abuse at home. She recalled putting on heavy stage make-up to cover up a black eye before conducting an on-camera interview.

But she stayed two years after the first incidence of violence, because her family frowned upon divorce. She eventually left when her young daughter unwittingly shared a startling revelation: The 3-year old equated the violence of another pre-schooler toward her with the little boy “liking” her.

Witnessing abuse in the home had resulted in her daughter’s confusion regarding love – even at such a young age, she said. Stewart said at that point she left her husband, refusing to allow her daughter to grow up with such psychological scars.

“I could’ve been killed trying to stay and make it work,” she said.

Statistics support that possibility. According to destinybychoice.org, every six hours a woman is killed by domestic violence, a domestic violence act occurs every 12 seconds, resulting in more than four million victims per year.

Also, African-American women are disproportionately affected by domestic violence, but the issue is hushed in the black community. The reason, Stewart said, is that African Americans have been taught, “You don’t air your dirty laundry.”

Photo: Jennie Carter and children, Crystal and Nelson.


Abuse victims needing help should call Palm Beach County Victims Services at 561-355-2418. The agency also has referrals for Broward and Miami-Dade residents. For more information: On domestic abuse, or Destiny By Choice, log on to www.destinybychoice.org.

Saratoga Family Court judge removed from the bench-- repeatedly sent people to jail from his court while denying them fundamental rights, such as the right to representation and the right to a hearing.


Saratoga Family Court judge removed from the bench


ALBANY -- The state Commission on Judicial Conduct removed former Family Court JudgeGilbert Abramson from office, six weeks after the judge abruptly stepped down.

By issuing the ruling, the commission said despite Abramson's failure to win reelection and his resignation in September, it was not enough. The commission's ruling means Abramson may never serve as a judge again.

A two-year investigation found Abramson repeatedly sent people to jail from his court while denying them fundamental rights, such as the right to representation and the right to a hearing.

The investigation found that in four separate cases, litigants served from 21 to 268 days in jail after the judge flouted the law.

Robert Tembeckjian, legal counsel for the commission, said it is rare but not unheard of for a judge to be formally removed event after he or she has stepped down.

"The board members thought it was in the public benefit to let it be known what happened in the courtroom. He resigned near the very end of a long process," Tembeckjian said.

The commission also found Abramson on two separate occasions made "egregious and inexcusable" comments of a sexual nature to a woman in his courtroom because of a design on the T-shirt she was wearing.

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American Mothers Political Party Show TODAY Call-in Number: (347) 205-9977 11/4/2010 5:00 PM --- Placer County CA Court Whore SHOWDOWN!


American Mothers Political Party Blog Talk Radio

Call-in Number: (347) 205-9977


Placer County CA Court Whore SHOWDOWN!

This is the smack-down that has been long in the making! Connie Bedwell and several others from Placer County will call out the Whores of the Court!









AMPP is a social movement seeking justice and accountability within the family court system which includes DHHS/CPS, psychologists and other so called experts.

  • We as mothers demand CITIZENSHIP and our Rights to our Children.
  • We demand that our children not be used as pawns by our abuser in a custody dispute.
  • We demand that Mothers and Children be equally protected against court ordered visitation with an abuser.
  • We demand that Mothers and Children be given the same rights, privileges and voice that the abuser gets in family courts!
  • We demand that our President take action now as can no longer afford to be silent and we won’t.
  •  We demand the same "rights and freedoms" to which all humans are entitled.

Behind the closed doors of the dirty little secret of the family court system, thousands of women each year lose child custody to violent men who beat and abuse Mothers and Children.

Family courts are not family-friendly and betray the best interests of the child. Until Mothers and Children's voices are heard we will never shut up, give up or go away!


Susan Murphy Milano: Big City Girl Stems Tide of Corruption in Garvin County, Oklahoma!



Susan Murphy Milano, the "Jane Wayne of Justice," turns the tide in Garvin County, Oklahoma

November 2, 2010, Garvin County, Oklahoma.......Steve Brooks’ long term strangle hold on local politics was not enough to overcome the stain of blatant corruption and injustices to the families of The Garvin County Three, Sheila Deviney, Chanda Turner, and Tom Horton. 

The big city girl’s illuminating tactics brought forth undisputed facts, revealing what really happened in Garvin County during the reign of the former Sheriff.

Joe Turner, father of Chanda Turner,  called moments ago, “God is Great! We have a new Sheriff! Thank you, Susan!”

In October, the families invited Susan Murphy Milano to Oklahoma to bring attention to the cases and the overwhelming evidence in each one.  Murphy Milano spent time interviewing the families, looking at evidence and visiting crime scenes, all under threat of bodily harm.  What she uncovered was astounding as more families and more citizens came forward with new information.

Tune in Wednesday, November 3, at 4pm Eastern, for an update with the mothers of Sheila Deviney and Chanda Turner on The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time's Up!" on Here Women Talk (http://herewomentalk.com) broadcast on the Zeus Radio Network and later Susan will be with Dr. Laurie Roth on The Roth Show from 6-8pm Eastern, (http://therothshow.com) to discuss this victory further!

Tune in to both shows for all the latest news!

For more information:  http://murphymilaojournal.blogspot.com



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THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE TIMELINE What does the future hold?


The following timeline gives the highlights of information you can find in the History of Woman Suffrage Book List.  The 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention Declaration of Sentimentsalso can be found on this site.

1776 Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, asking him to "remember the ladies" in the new code of laws. Adams replies the men will fight the "despotism of the petticoat."

1777 Women lose the right to vote in New York.

1780 Women lose the right to vote in Massachusetts.

1784 Women lose the right to vote in New Hampshire.

1787 U.S. Constitutional Convention places voting qualifications in the hands of the states. Women in all states except New Jersey lose the right to vote.

1792 Mary Wollstonecraft publishes Vindication of the Rights of Women in England.

1807 Women lose the right to vote in New Jersey, the last state to revoke the right.

1830s Women Join the Abolitionist Movement.  Formation of the female anti-slavery associations

1836 Angelina Grimke appeals to Southern women to speak out against slavery.

1837 The "Pastoral Letter of the General Association of Massachusetts to the Congregational Churches Under Their Care" is promulgated against women speaking in public against slavery, it is mainly directed against the Grimke sisters.

1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London. Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other women barred from participating on account of their sex.

1848 First Women's Rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Equal suffrage proposed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. After debate of so radical a notion, it is adopted. Declaration of Sentiments.

1850 Women's rights convention held in April in Salem, Ohio. First national women's rights convention held in October in Worcester, Massachusetts.

1850-1861 Annual Women's Rights conventions held. The last, in 1861, in Albany, New York lobbies for a liberalized divorce bill. Horace Greely opposes the bill, which loses.

1861-1865 Civil War. Over the objections of Susan B. Anthony, women put aside suffrage activities to help the war effort.

1867 Fourteenth Amendment passes Congress, defining citizens as "male;" this is the first use of the word male in the Constitution. Kansas campaign for black and woman suffrage: both lose. Susan B. Anthony forms Equal Rights Association, working for universal suffrage. Suffrage Movement Divides Over Black v. Woman Suffrage.

1868 Fourteenth amendment ratified. Fifteenth Amendment passes Congress, giving the vote to black men. Women petition to be included but are turned down. Formation of New England Woman Suffrage Association. In New Jersey, 172 women attempt to vote; their ballots are ignored.

1869 Frederick Douglass and others back down from woman suffrage to concentrate on fight for black male suffrage. National Woman Suffrage Association formed in May with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as president. American Woman Suffrage Association formed in November with Henry Ward Beecher as president. In England, John Stuart Mill, economist and husband of suffragist Harriet Taylor, publishes On the Subjugation of Women. Wyoming territory grants first woman suffrage since 1807. Civil Disobedience Is Tried.

1870 Fifteenth Amendment ratified. The Grimke sisters, now quite aged, and 42 other women attempt to vote in Massachusetts, their ballots are cast but ignored. Utah territory grants woman suffrage.

1871 The Anti-Suffrage Society is formed.

1872 Susan B. Anthony and supporters arrested for voting. Anthony's sisters and 11 other women held for $500 bail. Anthony herself is held for $1000 bail.

1873 Denied a trial by jury, Anthony loses her case in June and is fined $100 plus costs. Suffrage demonstration at the Centennial of the Boston Tea Party.

1874 Protest at a commemoration of the Battle of Lexington. In Myner v. Happerstett the U.S. Supreme Court decides that being a citizen does not guarantee suffrage. Women's Christian Temperance Union formed.

1876 On July 4, in Philadelphia, Susan B. Anthony reads The Declaration for the Rights of Women from a podium in front of the Liberty Bell. The crowd cheers. Later, the suffragists meet in the historic First Unitarian Church.

1878 Woman suffrage amendment first introduced in U.S. Congress.

1880 Lucretia Mott, born in 1793, dies.

1882 The House and Senate appoint committees on woman suffrage, both report favorably.

1884 Belva Lockwood runs for president. The U.S. House of Representatives debates woman suffrage.

1886 Women protest being excluded from the dedication ceremonies for the Statue of Liberty. Suffrage amendment reaches the U.S. Senate floor, it is defeated two to one.

1887 Utah women lose the right to vote.

1890 The NWSA and the AWSA merge to form NAWSA. The focus turns to working at the state level. Campaign loses in South Dakota.

1893 Matilda Joslyn Gage publishes Woman, Church and State. After a vigorous campaign led by Carrie Chapman Catt, Colorado men vote for woman suffrage.

1894 Despite 600,000 signatures, a petition for woman suffrage is ignored in New York. Lucy Stone, born in 1818, dies.

1895 Elizabeth Cady Stanton publishes The Woman's Bible. Utah women regain suffrage.

1896 Idaho grants woman suffrage. Susan B. Anthony addresses NAWSA in defense of The Woman's Bible.

1900 Carrie Chapman Catt takes over the reins of the NAWSA.ALICE PAUL

1902 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, born in 1815, dies.

1904 NAWSA adopts Declaration of Principles

1906 Susan Brownell Anthony, born in 1820, dies.

1907 Harriet Stanton Blatch, Elizabeth's daughter, forms the Equality League of Self Supporting Women which becomes the Women's Political Union in 1910. She introduces the English suffragists' tactics of parades, street speakers, and pickets.

1910 Washington (state) grants woman suffrage.

1911 California grants woman suffrage. In New York City, 3,000 march for suffrage.

1912 Teddy Roosevelt's Progressive Party includes woman suffrage in their platform. Oregon, Arizona, and Kansas grant woman suffrage.

1913 Women's Suffrage parade on the eve of Wilson's inauguration is attacked by a mob. Hundreds of women are injured, no arrests are made. Alaskan Territory grants suffrage. Illinois grants municipal and presidential but not state suffrage to women.

1916 Alice Paul and others break away from the NASWA and form the National Women's Party.

1917 Beginning in January, NWP posts silent "Sentinels of Liberty" at the White House. In June, the arrests begin. Nearly 500 women are arrested, 168 women serve jail time, some are brutalized by their jailers. North Dakota, Indiana, Nebraska, and Michigan grant presidential suffrage; Arkansas grants primary suffrage. New York, South Dakota, and Oklahoma state constitutions grant suffrage.

1918 The jailed suffragists released from prison. Appellate court rules all the arrests were illegal. President Wilson declares support for suffrage. Suffrage Amendment passes U.S. House with exactly a two-thirds vote but loses by two votes in the Senate.

1919 In January, the NWP lights and guards a "Watchfire for Freedom." It is maintained until the Suffrage Amendment passes U.S. Senate on June 4. The battle for ratification by at least 36 states begins.

1920 The Nineteenth Amendment, called the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, is ratified by Tennessee on August 18. It becomes law on August 26, 1920.

Women gained the vote in 1920 after 72 years
of the LARGEST civil rights movement

in the HISTORY of the world.

What does the future hold?

The Woman Suffrage Timeline © 1995, Brooks and Gonzalez. The Women's History

Women's History Library of Source Documents

Women's History Library of Source Documents
In this section, the documents are arranged in both chronological order, so that they can be read straight through in the manner of a history lesson, as well as by author for ease of reference. Also see the subsection on Woman Suffrage.

  • Index: Primary Source Documents, annotated (by author)
  • Index: Primary Source Documents, annotated (by date)
  • 1588 - Elizabeth I's speech "I have the Heart of a King."
  • 1792 - A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
  • 1848 - Declaration of Sentiments: Report of Woman's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls
  • 1848 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton's keynote speech
  • 1873 - Susan B. Anthony: On Woman's Right to Suffrage
  • 1892 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton's The Solitude of Self
  • 1895 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Women's Bible
  • 1896 - Susan B. Anthony on The Woman's Bible
  • 1904 - Declaration of Principles
  • 1905 - Florence Kelley on Child Labor
  • 1906 - "The Colored Man's Paradise" by Mary Church Terrell
  • 1908 - Emma Goldman on Patriotism
  • 1912 - Mother Jones's speech to West Virginia Coal Miners
  • 1913 - Emmeline Pankhurst on suffrage
  • 1915 - What is a Republic by the Rev. Anna Howard Shaw
  • 1918 - League of Women Voters Formed
  • 1918 - Married Love by Marie Stopes
  • 1922 - Woman's Rights Party's Platform
  • 1922 - Re: Mrs. Frank Leslie's Will
  • 1940 - Eleanor Roosevelt's Civil Liberties Speech to A.C.L.U.
  • 1969 - Shirley Chisholm on the Equal Rights Amendment
  • 1992 - A Woman's View: Dying of AIDS by Elizabeth Glaser
  • 1993 - "What other judgment can I judge by but my own?" by Margaret Merrill Toscano
  • 1995 - Donna Shalala's speech in Beijing, China
  • 1995 - Hillary Clinton's speech in Beijing, China at the World Health Org.
  • 1995 - Hillary Clinton's speech at the Fourth U.N. conference
  • 1995 - Rebels aren't always skinny little men wearing bandanas by Irene Stuber
  • 1998 - Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech at Seneca Falls
  • 2001- Angela King's speech to the U.N. on women's issues
  • 1.11.10




    Fathers Rights activists have made themselves well known.  You can find some of their most influential group sites linked below.  While they have been successful as promoting themselves as underdogs fighting for equal parenting in a society and legal system which is rigged for women, while a closer look at their history, their leaders, their literature and web sites shows a very different story.  Not only are they directly affiliated with a secretive group of judges who handle much of their case litigation, but they are also affiliated with published incest promoters - Gardner, Underwager and Farrell.  (See Section on Published Pedophile Advocates)

    Many of them, especially their leaders,  are very bad-dads who are out to beat the system and destroy the mother of their children because her legal rights and the child's natural bond with their own mother, threaten his need to have the advantage, and especially to evade financial obligations and abuse charges.  While their public chatter is about being disenfranchised by a system which places little to no value on the father-child relationship, their private activities and discussion show that they have been very successful in changing state custody laws in their to their advantage, and changing custody and support orders in their own cases to their advantage.  Many of these purported underdogs have sole custody and receive child support.  The sociopathy of this movement has had a very profound affect not only at its victims, but also on government policy and programs which is tilting toward an official policy of rejecting family violence and abuse complaints as vengeful acts by "bitter" ex-spouse, and eliminating post-divorce financial obligations for women.

    One important factor which the fathers rights leaders never mention is that their leading group, CRC, was set up many years ago by people who were officials of secretive judicial organizations - AFCC: Association of Family & Conciliation Courts -- established in Los Angeles in 1982 by L.A. judges and a few others, including a man named Meyer Elkin, (now deceased) who was a prison sex offender psychologist

    (NAFCJ note: a profession notorious for being sympathetic to sex offenders).

    But Meyer Elkin was not the only AFCC official who was also a founding official, or closely associated with the leading fathers rights group - CRC.  Joan Kelly, of Marin County CA, does research and trains court professionals,  is also a AFCC and CRC founding official. Several other AFCC officials or leaders are also closely associated with the fathers right groups.   This and other factors show that the fathers rights movement was a creation of a ring judges who dominate the family court system and public policy  in many states.  These judges are not only hearing a large percentage of domestic litigation, they are also writing the state laws covering custody, divorce and child support.  In addition they influence HHS-ACF agency which controls most of the grant funds going to the state level agencies and courts. Their people are getting the grants and using for the fathers rights cases.


    AFCC: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 

    "AFCC is the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - an interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict."

    Read about Meyer Elkin's  role in the AFCC is discussed  toward the bottom of their site  AFCC: History page  . 

    Completely omitted from this AFCC history is the very relevant fact that Meyer Elkin also co-founded in 1985, the leading fathers rights group - Children's Rights Council.  Study these people and their site carefully because it is the "blueprint" of how the courts are organized to rig cases for their paid-up allies.  Nobody has to slip an envelope full of cash into the pocket of a co-conspirators to rig court cases for these people.  It is all done for them by the government.  They get their bribes paid for them !

    The  AFCC never mentions the multiple cross-affiliations between AFCC officials and the fathers rights group including Children's Rights Council (CRC), founded by David Levy  in 1985, along with several other key AFCC people.  While this vital fact is no where to be found on any of their recent literature, it did appear in the early (pre-Interent) CRC hardcopy newsletters,  which NAFCJ possesses, and uses to discredit this group and the judges who collude with them.  Also in these older CRC newsletters was discussion of grants they received from HHS and the people who worked with them on those grants - people like incest promoters Richard Gardner and Warren Farrell.  CRC allies were put into high-level HHS-ACF position such David Gray Ross, as Commission for Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) -starting in 1993 through approx 1999..  Ross was a Maryland Judge, who people who knew him say was a dead-beat dad himself.  He spent his time as OCSE commissioner instituting regulations, programs and policies favorable to fathers and CRC.  He essentially set up OCSE to be a fathers rights child support avoidance and custody switching agency.  This perversion of  OCSE's  agency's original legislative mission continues to-date.  This is the reason why so many custodial mothers can't collect on their child support arrears, while non-custodial mothers are hounded incessantly and even jailed for support obligations assessed beyond standard guide-lines and beyond their ability to pay.   Other evidence taken from HHS Inspector General Web site reveals even worse corruption at HHS-ACF/OCSE.

    The AFCC claims their focus is on training judges, custody evaluators and mediators about custody and divorce issues. But in reality they are a father focused organization and promoting alienation theories to explain away family violence by men. In reality they act as a "clearinghouse" for organized case rigging.  They hold conferences about parental alienation but never mention the many professional experts who have condemned it as harmful to children or the link to incest promoter Richard Gardner.  Their  scheme involves "recruiting" male litigants through fathers groups and federal HHS programs managed by the local child support agencies for program "services" which are ostensibly for helping non-custodial fathers get their visitation rights so they would have less incentive to default on child support obligations.  Instead the fathers get deals to have their support obligations closed and sent to a program paid attorney to litigant for custody.  The judge hearing these cases proves payments to the court-colluding fathers attorney and other supposedly "neutral" court evaluators.   None of this is disclosed to the targeted female litigant who sometimes is also ordered to pay the fees of these court professionals (e.g. illegal double billing)..  The father is encouraged to file repeated motions (usually on frivolous claims of visitation denial or alienation) so the co-conspiring court professionals can get a steady stream of government payments.  It appears the judge handling these cases gets a kickback from those being paid (with his approval) based on a few exposed examples.  This is what keeps their litigation game going and going.  They label it high-conflict bitter custody litigation to hide their own fraud.  The blame the mother for everything and keep her away from her children so she will be desperate to go back to court and get a chance to convince them of the truth (which of course they already know, and are exploiting perversely against her).

    Basic Judicial ethics prohibits judges from belonging to organizations with people who appear before them in the court cases.  However, this doesn't stop the crooked  AFCC affiliated judges from appointing Guardian at Litem (child's attorneys) or court psychological evaluators who are AFCC members to the same cases which the AFCC member judge is handling.  Also the AFCC conducts joint conferences with the CRC - fathers rights group - usually on the subject of Parental Alienation - which they all know has been discredited as being not a valid method for use in court evaluations.


    Click HERE for more info. http://www.nafcj.net/

    “An Event to End Violence Against Women.” Says Obama---BUT Yeah, well — here’s the FATHERHOOD.GOV/Press Releases “I care about Men, Too” version:

    Family Court Matters

    Some of my better comments are found on “Rightsformothers.com” a site that became necessary to reminds us that this word exists in relationship to families — hard to tell, from this (or, previous) Administration’s usages:

    An Event to End Violence Against Women.”

    This afternoon, we marked Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the President and Vice President by highlighting the Obama Administration’s unprecedented coordination and cooperation across the entire government to protect victims of domestic and sexual violence and enable survivors to break the cycle of abuse.

    Is that even a credible promise? Violence against women (not to mention men) has been going on for milennia.

    It’s the coordination and cooperation part that frightens me…especially in combination with equally (if not moreso) “comprehensive and coordinated” efforts to stop the social crisis of fatherlessness — blurring the separation of powers, the different branches of government represented at each President’s oath of office (in which one PERSON represents the Executive branch, and one PERSON represents the Judicial branch, and NO PERSON represents the legislative branch — but the oath is to uphold the Constitution.

    I believe those days when went down for the count somewhere between 1913 and the development of the Internet.

    Children suffer, too. Joe Torre, legendary baseball manager, spoke today about growing up in an abusive household; being afraid to come home when he saw his father’s car parked in front of the house; and how he found refuge in baseball.

    Issues like this one remind us that there is still work to be done if we’re going to make the promise of America real for every American – including women. That’s why, last year, President Obama created the White House Council on Women and Girls. He gave the Council an important mission – to make sure that all federal agencies consider the needs of women in every policy, in every program and in every piece of legislation he supports. Because of our focus on women and girls across the Administration, we have unprecedented coordination in the fight against domestic violence.

    Today, the Department of Justice, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Treasury, Labor and FDIC announced new initiatives to protect victims of abuse and provide resources for families and communities to prevent abuse. Domestic violence and sexual assault are not just criminal justice issues – the scope and far-reaching effects of violence require a coordinated response across the Federal government.

    The initiatives announced and highlighted today demonstrate a broad, comprehensive response to reducing violence against women. Specifically, these concrete actions include steps to:

    • Protect Children and Break the Cycle of Violence
    • Improve Legal Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence
    • Increase Sexual Assault Arrests and Successful Prosecutions
    • Help Victims Regain Housing and Financial Independence

    As the President said today:

    Those are just a few of the steps we’re taking. But the bottom line is this: No one in America should live in fear because they are unsafe in their own home – no adult, no child. And no one who is the victim of abuse should ever feel as though they have no way to get out. We need to make sure that every victim of domestic violence knows that they are not alone; that there are resources available to them in their moment of greatest need. As a society, we need to ensure that if a victim of abuse reaches out for help, we are there to lend a hand.

    That’s not just a job for government. That’s a job for all of us. Thanks to all of you for the work you do in our communities. This Administration is going to stand with you in this fight every step of the way.

    Additional details on how the Obama Administration is working to end violence against women can be found by downloading the fact sheet: Obama Administration Highlights Unprecedented Coordination across Federal Government to Combat Violence Against Women (pdf).

    Valerie Jarett is Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls

    Yeah, well — here’s the FATHERHOOD.GOV/Press Releases

    “I care about Men, Too” version:

    October 18, 2010
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse and Ad Council Show Fathers the Critical Role They Play in Their Child’s Life (2010)

    October 8, 2009
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, and the Ad Council launch new PSAs to inspire a new commitment to responsible fatherhood (2009)

    June 1, 2009
    Ad Council and National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Join ESPN to Encourage Fathers to “Take time to be a dad today” (2009)

    June 13, 2008
    The Ad Council and the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Launch New Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to Coincide with Father’s Day (2008)

    That Oct. 18, 2010 announcement perhaps illustrates why announcing the intent to (garner the female vote) came so late in the game, before the voting booths open next week. Here it is — the whole page:

    Washington DC, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Nine out of ten parents believe there is a “father absence crisis” in America, according to two national surveys by the National Fatherhood Initiative. To inspire fathers to become more involved in the lives of their children, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) and The Advertising Council are launching a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs).

    The new PSAs feature American Indian, Asian American and Hispanic fathers and their children in an effort to speak to all fathers and potential dads in a national campaign that was launched in 2008.

    According to the NRFC, children who live without their biological fathers are on average at least two to three times more likely to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems, to be victims of child abuse and to engage in criminal behavior than their peers who live with their married, biological (or adoptive) parents. Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior and avoid high-risk behaviors.

    Was it acknowledged — in the Event to End Violence Against Women (or is it merely “abuse”?) that many times biological fathers are the perpetrators of such abuse including actually killing their children and/or wives?

    So which is it — there is a way OUT of abuse, when perpetrated by a father? Or the absence of a father is the CAUSE of abuse? Well, it really depends on which audience is being addressed — by the same Administration, and same Executive Branch department called “Health and HUMAN services.”

    “These new PSAs continue the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse’s tradition of delivering messages that inspire dads to give their children what they need to succeed: their time,” said Roland C. Warren, Media Campaign Director of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.

    Created pro bono by C-E (Campbell-Ewald), the new TV, outdoor and Web PSAs emphasize to fathers that “the smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child’s life.” The PSAs conclude with the campaign tagline, “Take time to be a dad today” and direct fathers to visit www.fatherhood.gov or call 1-877-4DAD411 for parenting tips, fatherhood programs and additional resources for fathers. New Spanish outdoor and Web PSAs were produced in collaboration with Hispanic Communications Network (HCN).

    “We are proud to continue our work with the Department of Health and Human Services on this campaign that is helping fathers recognize the critical role they play in their children’s lives,” said Peggy Conlon, president & CEO of the Ad Council. “These lighthearted and touching PSAs will demonstrate to all fathers that the time they spend with their children can make a significant impact on their lives.”

    “It has been our privilege to be a part of this worthwhile endeavor,” Bill Ludwig, chairman and CEO of Campbell-Ewald said. “We want to inspire a new commitment of active fatherhood with an engaging message to fathers that even the smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child’s life, while capturing the hearts of viewers everywhere.”

    Since its launch in 2008, the Fatherhood Involvement campaign has received nearly $97 million in donated media across television, radio, outdoor, print and digital. Per the Ad Council’s model, the PSAs will run and air in advertising time and space that is donated by the media.

    Through HHS, the federal government supports responsible fatherhood in diverse ways. Because engaged fathers strengthen families and contribute to healthy outcomes for children, many HHS programs integrate support for fathers. These include Head Start, child support programs, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. HHS also supports programs that focus on responsible fatherhood, such as the Promoting Responsible Fatherhood grant program administered by the Office of Family Assistance.

    National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
    The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) is funded by the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Family Assistance’s (OFA) efforts to assist States and communities in promoting and supporting Responsible Fatherhood. Primarily a tool for professionals operating Responsible Fatherhood programs, the NRFC provides access to print and electronic publications, timely information on fatherhood issues, and targeted resources that support OFA-funded Responsible Fatherhood grantees. The NRFC Website also provides essential information for other audiences interested in fatherhood issues. The address for the NRFC website is www.fatherhood.gov.

    The Advertising Council
    The Ad Council is a non-profit organization with a rich history of marshalling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries to deliver critical messages to the American public. Having produced literally thousands of PSA campaigns addressing the most pressing social issues of the day, the Ad Council has effected, and continues to effect, tremendous positive change by raising awareness, inspiring action, and saving lives. To learn more about the Ad Council and its campaigns, visit www.adcouncil.org.

    C-E (Campbell-Ewald) is one of the nation’s largest advertising, direct and digital communications agencies, with offices in Detroit, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and Washington, D.C. A part of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG), C-E partners with a score of national brands, including Alltel Wireless, Carrier, General Motors, Ghirardelli, Kaiser Permanente, Olympic Paints and Stains, OnStar, Remington Arms, USAA, United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Mint, United States Navy and the United States Postal Service.

    Media Contacts:
    Vincent DiCaro
    National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
    (240) 912-1270

    Lisa Cullen
    The Ad Council
    (202) 331-5052

    Pat Baskin
    (586) 558-7200

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    En respuesta al llamado del presidente Obama para una conversación nacional sobre la paternidad responsable y las familias saludables, aprender cómo usted puede unirse a la Iniciativa Presidencial de Padres y Mentores.

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    Geesh -- which way should I vote? Which side of the agenda should I advocate for? Let's see: It's not about MEN, it's not about WOMEN -- it must be about FAMILIES. Violence is not a gender issue, after all is it? Let me go check one of the largest nonprofits around (branch in SF, California and I think in Washingon, D.C.), the FAMILY Violence Prevention Fund -- and see how they handle the discrepancy between abuse is caused by (men) and abuse is caused by (absence of biological Dads in the home), supposedly, and more initiatives will end both of those:

    National Institute on Fatherhood and Domestic Violence

    WOW -- talk about brilliant marketing strategy -- just combine them both. (Note, I have actually looked at the funding behind this group, at least on "usaspending.gov" and noticed certain years it skyrocketed -- and the language change to accompany it. I also noted, corresponding with the increased federal funding (plus other very conservative foundations) the DEcreased usages of the word "mothers" in relationship to their own children. Do a search -- check that out. Well, here's that Institute. Like MOST Institutes (or, for that matter, "initiatives") they are electronically and training-oriented. This sets up the technical infrastructure, the grants stream, and searching for young innocents to indoctrinate -- and marginalize some of us who have become middle-aged trying to escape the Family Court Traps.

    ublic and Private Partnerships:

    The NIFDV has been supported by public and private partners including the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Office on Violence Against Women, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program,Administration on Children and Families.

    This project is being developed in partnership with other national organizations, such as the Center for Family Policy and Practice, the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, the National Latino Alliance to Eliminate Domestic Violence, Mending the Sacred Hoop,the Domestic Violence Resource Network, and the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.

    The National Institute has three core elements:
    1. Training and Technical Assistance Leadership Academy
    2. Program Practice and Development Center
    3. Information Clearinghouse

    Fatherhood has proven to be a powerful tool to reach men in understanding the effects of family violence. There is much to learn in this area and we need to move cautiously forward. Safety for women and children remain the focus and center of our work. By working with fathers in breaking the cycle of abuse, we will enhance the safety and wellbeing of their partners, children, grandchildren and future generations yet to come.

    Fatherhood is a "tool" -- interesting usage -- a tool to reach men.

    "Fatherhood" is a concept; it's a word, and it's a market niche, any more.

    "We need to move cautiously forward."

    Sawing Wood Graphic

    Well, yeah -- tools can be dangerous.

    Everyone knows that -- right? Here's from "cornbeltcarving.org" and General Tool Safety -- the last few rules:

    1. Never try to catch a falling carving tool. Carve in footwear strong enough to protect your feet from falling tools.
    2. When sanding, use a dust mask, never blow, and protect your eyes.
    3. Never let children "play" with your tools or leave them alone in your workshop.
    4. Do not use any tools while under the influence of medication, alcohol, or when fatigued.
    5. Keep your tools in good working order, and keep your work area organized and clean.

    In this information age, "WORDS" are tools. They do things such as pry kids loose from parents, dollars from working adults (for grants to support concepts like these, and institutes like these -- NONprofits..), and the thinking process from humanity into hands of the experts that can't decide whose kids are whose, or how to treat adults like adults: for example, with consequences for assault & battery behaviors such as loss of access to do it again. These mentalities USE children to TRAIN fathers to become less violent -- to me, that's no different from using them as bait.

    Let me run that last NIFDV paragraph by again:

    Fatherhood has proven to be a powerful tool to reach men in understanding the effects of family violence. There is much to learn in this area and we need to move cautiously forward. Safety for women and children remain the focus and center of our work. By working with fathers in breaking the cycle of abuse, we will enhance the safety and wellbeing of their partners, children, grandchildren and future generations yet to come.

    Grammar Quiz: "We, Our" usage -- who's the "WE" ??? By working with fathers in "breaking the cycle of abuse" (see first grandiose promise, top of this post, and "Event" to End Violence Against Women) -- We will ENHANCE the safety and wellbeing of their . . .

    Hmm. Remember my post on the "-INGs" of the DV Industry? The job never gets done. It's always beING done.

    Vocabulary Quiz: (a.k.a. "Where's Waldina"?)

    Presumably -- so far -- to make a child, or a family with a child -- for every BIO father [BIODads are the obsession of the fatherhood crisis movement; this can be hell on really fine stepDads who attempt to form a relationship with BioMoms], there is usually at least one corresponding mother — whether biological birth-giving, surrogate, etc.

    So — where’s the word “mother”? How many words are used to substitute for the word “mother”?

    Answer: 2: women, and partners.

    I find that odd — there’s a social, linguistic taboo on using the word “mother” in public policy.

    the word “father” receives major funding, as well as the word “family” and the word “children” or the word “partner.”

    Hence, smaller, and privately-sponsored (or free) sites like “Mothers of Lost Children” or “RightsforMothers” have to sprout up and hope to make a difference.

    Meanwhile (while you were sleeping) at least according to PBS, MIT and the Artificial Intelligence groups are trying
    to make bipeds, including for military purposes, of course.  No, I’m not nuts (I think!):

    People working in  the MIT Leg Laboratory are legged locomotion enthusiasts of all stripes. They represent several disciplines, including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, physics, biomechanics, and aero/astro.

    Alumni of the MIT Leg Lab:

    • Some LegLab People
    • Marc Raibert founded the Leg Laboratory in 1980 and directed it through 1995. The Lab was originated at CMU when Marc was Associate Professor in Computer Science and the Robotics Institute, and it moved to MIT in 1986 when Marc became Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Artificial Intelligence Lab. He is now president of the company he co-founded, Boston Dynamics, Inc.

    Makes me think that this Armageddon may actually come, and soon, whether from divine or purely human destiny. It is against human nature to put nine months into a child, nurse it, and then drop it off for social experimentation and/or the next generation of cannon fodder. I think the powers that be realize this and have a sick need to — yes — use women for incubators (til technology catches up) and make sure that mature mothers don’t get to both protest violence and retain regular contact with their offspring. We can indeed multi-task, and what a waste of time to compartmentalize and streamline every facet of human life for economy and “safety,”and convenience — for whom?

    Well, enough for this protest…