Gov Patrick CAN FREE JUSTINA

28 Apr

Nicholas George Winton rescued 669 children, (mostly Jewish),  from German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War, in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. [The most heart-rendering video of him can be seen here.]  He not only arranged for their safe passage to Britain in the most precarious of times and circumstances, but he found homes for them as well.

The Governor  of Massachusetts, implored for months to save the life of, and release, Justina Pelletier, provides one reason after another of why he has done nothing, and can’t.   WE KNOW HE CAN FREE JUSTINA!

On Tuesday, April 29, 12:00 P.M., at the Massachusetts Statehouse there is a rally to  stand in solidarity with Justina  and call for her immediate release.

Patrick Mahoney's photo.
Justina loves stuffed animals and the intent is to put 436 on the Statehouse steps which represents the number of days she has been in captivity in Massachusetts, and
deprived of her family, their love and nurturing.
Legislation will be debated that same day which could send her home! #freejustina
*Also, please see bottom of page to order T-shirts to support Justina.
SOSMass’ first story on JUSTINA Pelletier was  The other side of the Justina Pelletier story.  SOSMass stands by that story, and sadly, seems to know more about this tragic situation that accuses the State of Massachusetts of kidnapping a 14-year old girl from Connecticut, than the Governor of Massachusetts.  This  despite that this situation has made headlines every day, for months, in hundreds of news stories throughout the country, and even internationally.  Throughout JUSTINA Pelletier’s captivity, rumored torture and declining health,  the Governor has said very little, and done even less,  while a young girl has gone from a competitive figure skater just weeks before DCF, (Department of Children and Families),  took custody of her, to being unable to walk, and bound to a wheel chair while in their custody.

Who’s in charge?  Who’s  accountable?  Who can FREE JUSTINA, and all the other children the state has removed from loving parents?

One month before JUSTINA’s kidnapping by the state by the State of Massachusetts,  John Polanowicz was sworn in as Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) by Governor Deval Patrick, (January 22, 2013). His predecessor, also a Patrick appointee, stepped down in the wake of some high-profile crises. One included the arrest of a state drug lab chemist alleged to have doctored drug test results and tampered with the evidence of thousands of criminal cases, drastically compromising Massachusetts’ legal system.  Another was a meningitis outbreak that lead to dozens of deaths stemming from steroids manufactured  in Framingham, MA, now shut down.  Polanowicz took over the oversight of 17 state agencies,  including child welfare, and upon his appointment, he committed to empower and support all children, and families across the Commonwealth.  The first 4 minutes of this 8 minute news segment depicts child after child beaten and murdered while under the supervision of DCF.  Although released over a year after Polanowicz’s  took charge, it begs the question as to what Polanowicz has done to strengthen families and protect our most vulnerable since it’s been made painfully clear for a long time that the DCF safety net has very big holes.  None of these problems are new, the only difference is this is the first time light is being shined on a case where DCF takes children from loving families, and for all intents and purposes, is the child abuser.

That the Pelletier case is drawing international attention, and STILL no one IN CHARGE will do anything about it, screams to the fact that the thousands of other families who fight this same abuse in the shadows, without anything close to this kind of media attention and support the Pelletiers have only recently gotten, have little to no hope.  The Commissioner of DCF, Olga Roche, has had the power and authority to reform the agency, and could have ordered the release of JUSTINA at any time by simply having her agency withdraw the complaint, and dismissing the case that has outraged people from across the globe.  It was her agency, after all, that brought forth the complaint against the Pelletier’s on Boston Children’s Hospital’s say so.  (The above video provides further detail and explanation regarding BCH’s role in this nightmare, but suffice it to say, it should give great pause to any parent bringing their sick child to that hospital.)

Polanowicz, in JUSTINA’s situation, and many other failings of DCF, has authority over that agency, ranked one of the worst in the country for protecting at risk children.  He too has taken no known actions any one knows of, and only recently met with a spokesman for the Pelletier family, and that was only because of this:  

 Polanowicz can be seen here defending Roche, in the wake of a 5-year old child missing for 5 months, (before being found dead by the side of the road). This was a child at serious risk, that social workers failed to monitor.  Polanwicz defended Roche while there was public, and legislators’ demanding she be fired, and this was even  after she had testified that there were no other children missing, and it had already been determined there are actually more than 130 children in DCF that they cannot account for.  This also came a day after a report in the Boston Herald revealed that more than one-third of social workers at the agency were not licensed to practice in their field.  These are the people that have kidnapped Justina Pelletier from her loving family in Connecticut, while Massachusetts children are neglected, abused, missing or murdered while up to four DCF workers “supervise” the family on their once a week, hourly visits that often have state troopers present as well.

Both Roche and Polanowisz are part of the EXECUTIVE BRANCH of Government, and serve at the pleasure of the Governor.  The Governor has refused to do anything to give JUSTINA back to her family, and continually insists he has no jurisdiction because this is in the hands of the courts.  (He seems to be unaware of how and why it got there.)  The Governor can ORDER or FIRE anyone he wants, for anything, but chooses to instead, look the other way, or even defend those under his supervision, regardless of what they do.

The top law enforcement officer in the state, Attorney General Martha Coakly, and candidate for Governor, has remained virtually silent on all of the aforementioned, when she too, is in an excellent position to investigate and prosecute all of the above in an effort to get JUSTINA back with her family.  No one in a position to help, or stop this tragedy will do a thing, or say a word, unless confronted, as REVEREND MAHONEY did on April 24, 2014, almost 15 months after  JUSTINA’s kidnapping and captivity by this state.  Within hours of this confrontation, Reverend Mahoney was contacted by Polanowisz’s office, and they had a meeting the following day.

Few are impressed as Polanowisz releases the below statement.  Interspersed in RED are facts and questions that require serious consideration and answers, but it is generally believed this is just placating the current outrage with lethargic action, and will result in nothing to get Justina home by her 16th birthday next month unless the public outrage and pressure is kept up with a vengeance.  This is an issue that should alarm every parent in this state, and across the country if you can lose custody of your child for seeking recommended treatment by one of the top hospitals in the country, but another hospital, tied to DCF disagrees.  It is also indicative of how hard it is to get your child back from the state under ANY circumstances, and how parental rights, at least in Massachusetts, are virtually NON-existent.

The Department of Children and Families is responsible for ensuring the wellbeing of 36,000 children under their “protection”, but how many of those children have been ripped from loving homes, like the Pelletier’s?  These families don’t  stand a chance of fighting the all powerful, tax payer funded state, (DCF and the Courts), to get their children back when we witness the Pelletiers’ story blasted across every network and media outlet across the country, and even abroad, while their child’s health/life hangs in the balance, and they get THIS after 15 months:

Mass. DCF Working To Return Justina Pelletier        April 25, 2014

Justina Pelletier should return to her home state of Connecticut to receive the services and support she needs close to her friends, family, school and community. We strongly believe that this outcome is in Justina’s best interests, and have laid the groundwork to make it happen.  NOTE they are still not talking about returning her to HER FAMILY!

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families has been working with providers and the state of Connecticut to develop a reunification plan for the family to help achieve this goal as soon as possible.  It is documented that Mass DCF has been trying to get Conn. DCF involved with this case since the beginning, and according to the Judge’s order, they investigated for 6 months and then notified Mass that they would take no action.  This is rhetoric at best.  Shallow and empty at worst.  

Last year, the Juvenile Court gave custody of Justina to DCF, and since then she has received treatment and supports from both DCF and a residential treatment provider in Massachusetts. She has received tutoring, made friends and attended events in the community, including a recent outing to see Blue Man Group.   Yes, after almost a year of Justina placed in a locked down psych ward against her and her parents’ wishes, heavily shielded from her family and friends, the Judge gave PERMANENT custody to DCF in December of 2013!

We were also pleased we could help arrange for Justina to observe religious services and to spend time with her family on Easter. But we hope she is able to spend future holidays with her family in Connecticut.  This is outrageous.  This was after the prior Easter, birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and many more important family events occurred after a YEAR of Justina being denied even visits with her family on those days.  The ONLY reason this even occurred was due to public outrage and pressure and it resulted in her getting to attend Easter service and a brief visit with her family this past Easter.

Contrary to the belief of many, DCF does not have the authority to determine when and if custody should be returned to Justina’s parents. As with all cases of alleged abuse or neglect, that authority is held solely by the court. In this case, after reviewing all of the evidence, the court found that it is in the best interest of Justina to remain in DCF custody for now.  Here is the real rub.  There has yet to be found any abuse or neglect except by DCF, who brought this to the court, and can take it out of there any time they want to do right by Justina and her family.  This is ONLY in the court because DCF put it there, and they, or the Governor or the head of EOHHS can demand her release at any time.  Period.

DCF is ready to work with the family around reunification planning and we hope the family will fully engage in this process. We have taken numerous steps to achieve our shared goal of Justina ultimately returning home — and we will stay focused on achieving this result.  Anyone who wants to believe this can check the record.  DCF is mandated to put together a reunification plan, and states it as one of their goals, i.e., to reunite families.  There has been no reunification plan in place throughout, and an investigation into ALL the children removed from their homes, and what unification plan was or is in place, and when would prove illuminating, and show that what the Pelletiers have gone through for the past year plus is but the tip of the iceberg of DCF’s and the State of Massachusetts’ state sanctioned KIDNAPPING.  It’s got to stop, and let Justina being reunited with her family be the watershed moment that starts the healing for her, her family, and the thousands of others whose lives have been destroyed by government abuse of power and lack of accountability.

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**Justina’s Story** On February 10, 2013 Justina’s doctors sent her to Boston Children”s Hospital to receive their prescribed treatment for…
inktothepeople.com|By Ink to the People
Story Summary

Justina Pelletier Custody Case

FOX CT’s Beau Berman has been following the case of Justina Pelletier, a West Hartford teen who has been held from her parents since they admitted her to Boston Children’s Hospital in February 2013 with flu-like symptoms. Justina had previously been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease at Tufts Medical Center in 2011. Doctors at Boston Children’s questioned the diagnosis and said they believed her symptoms — including weakness, headaches and abdominal pain — were psychologically induced. They diagnosed her with somatoform disorder, a mental disorder. Justina’s parents disagreed with that diagnosis, and have been in a custody dispute with the State of Massachusetts ever since. She remains in Massachusetts custody.

Read more: http://foxct.com/2014/04/25/mass-state-official-wants-justina-pelletier-in-connecticut/#ixzz2zxk7WOhR

Read more at http://foxct.com/2014/04/25/mass-state-official-wants-justina-pelletier-in-connecticut/#QptUjEW38OHOXuB2.99

To the Editor

Justina Pelletier should return to her home state of Connecticut to receive the services and support she needs close to her friends, family, school and community. We strongly believe that this outcome is in Justina’s best interests, and have laid the groundwork to make it happen.

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) has been working with providers and the State of Connecticut to develop a reunification plan for the family to help achieve this goal as soon as possible.

Last year, the Juvenile Court gave custody of Justina to DCF and since then she has received treatment and supports from both DCF and a residential treatment provider in Massachusetts. She has received tutoring, made friends and attended events in the community, including a recent outing to see Blue Man Group. 

We were also pleased we could help arrange for Justina to observe religious services and to spend time with her family on Easter. But we hope she is able to spend future holidays with her family in Connecticut.

Contrary to the belief of many, DCF does not have the authority to determine when and if custody should be returned to Justina’s parents. As with all cases of alleged abuse or neglect, that authority is held solely by the court. In this case, after reviewing all of the evidence, the court found that it is in the best interest of Justina to remain in DCF custody for now.

DCF is ready to work with the family around reunification planning and we hope the family will fully engage in this process. We have taken numerous steps to achieve our shared goal of Justina ultimately returning home — and we will stay focused on achieving this result.

– John Polanowicz

Read more: http://foxct.com/2014/04/25/mass-state-official-wants-justina-pelletier-in-connecticut/#ixzz2zxjlCnTS

Read more at http://foxct.com/2014/04/25/mass-state-official-wants-justina-pelletier-in-connecticut/#QptUjEW38OHOXuB2.99

Here is the full statement released by Polanowicz Friday:

To the Editor

Justina Pelletier should return to her home state of Connecticut to receive the services and support she needs close to her friends, family, school and community. We strongly believe that this outcome is in Justina’s best interests, and have laid the groundwork to make it happen.

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) has been working with providers and the State of Connecticut to develop a reunification plan for the family to help achieve this goal as soon as possible.

Last year, the Juvenile Court gave custody of Justina to DCF and since then she has received treatment and supports from both DCF and a residential treatment provider in Massachusetts. She has received tutoring, made friends and attended events in the community, including a recent outing to see Blue Man Group. 

We were also pleased we could help arrange for Justina to observe religious services and to spend time with her family on Easter. But we hope she is able to spend future holidays with her family in Connecticut.

Contrary to the belief of many, DCF does not have the authority to determine when and if custody should be returned to Justina’s parents. As with all cases of alleged abuse or neglect, that authority is held solely by the court. In this case, after reviewing all of the evidence, the court found that it is in the best interest of Justina to remain in DCF custody for now.

DCF is ready to work with the family around reunification planning and we hope the family will fully engage in this process. We have taken numerous steps to achieve our shared goal of Justina ultimately returning home — and we will stay focused on achieving this result.

– John Polanowicz

Read more: http://foxct.com/2014/04/25/mass-state-official-wants-justina-pelletier-in-connecticut/#ixzz2zxg61uPz

Read more at http://foxct.com/2014/04/25/mass-state-official-wants-justina-pelletier-in-connecticut/#QptUjEW38OHOXuB2.99

Here is the full statement released by Polanowicz Friday:

To the Editor

Justina Pelletier should return to her home state of Connecticut to receive the services and support she needs close to her friends, family, school and community. We strongly believe that this outcome is in Justina’s best interests, and have laid the groundwork to make it happen.

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) has been working with providers and the State of Connecticut to develop a reunification plan for the family to help achieve this goal as soon as possible.

Last year, the Juvenile Court gave custody of Justina to DCF and since then she has received treatment and supports from both DCF and a residential treatment provider in Massachusetts. She has received tutoring, made friends and attended events in the community, including a recent outing to see Blue Man Group. 

We were also pleased we could help arrange for Justina to observe religious services and to spend time with her family on Easter. But we hope she is able to spend future holidays with her family in Connecticut.

Contrary to the belief of many, DCF does not have the authority to determine when and if custody should be returned to Justina’s parents. As with all cases of alleged abuse or neglect, that authority is held solely by the court. In this case, after reviewing all of the evidence, the court found that it is in the best interest of Justina to remain in DCF custody for now.

DCF is ready to work with the family around reunification planning and we hope the family will fully engage in this process. We have taken numerous steps to achieve our shared goal of Justina ultimately returning home — and we will stay focused on achieving this result.

– John Polanowicz

Read more: http://foxct.com/2014/04/25/mass-state-official-wants-justina-pelletier-in-connecticut/#ixzz2zxg61uPz

Read more at http://foxct.com/2014/04/25/mass-state-official-wants-justina-pelletier-in-connecticut/#QptUjEW38OHOXuB2.99

Here is the full statement released by Polanowicz Friday:

To the Editor

Justina Pelletier should return to her home state of Connecticut to receive the services and support she needs close to her friends, family, school and community. We strongly believe that this outcome is in Justina’s best interests, and have laid the groundwork to make it happen.

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) has been working with providers and the State of Connecticut to develop a reunification plan for the family to help achieve this goal as soon as possible.

Last year, the Juvenile Court gave custody of Justina to DCF and since then she has received treatment and supports from both DCF and a residential treatment provider in Massachusetts. She has received tutoring, made friends and attended events in the community, including a recent outing to see Blue Man Group. 

We were also pleased we could help arrange for Justina to observe religious services and to spend time with her family on Easter. But we hope she is able to spend future holidays with her family in Connecticut.

Contrary to the belief of many, DCF does not have the authority to determine when and if custody should be returned to Justina’s parents. As with all cases of alleged abuse or neglect, that authority is held solely by the court. In this case, after reviewing all of the evidence, the court found that it is in the best interest of Justina to remain in DCF custody for now.

DCF is ready to work with the family around reunification planning and we hope the family will fully engage in this process. We have taken numerous steps to achieve our shared goal of Justina ultimately returning home — and we will stay focused on achieving this result.

– John Polanowicz

Read more: http://foxct.com/2014/04/25/mass-state-official-wants-justina-pelletier-in-connecticut/#ixzz2zxg61uPz

Read more at http://foxct.com/2014/04/25/mass-state-official-wants-justina-pelletier-in-connecticut/#QptUjEW38OHOXuB2.99

UPDATE of the Justina Pelletier story

12 Mar

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 11.56.26 AMRob”EaBo Clipper” Eno of Red Mass Group says State Rep:  David Linsky Stands Between Justina Pelletier and Her Parents

Today Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) offered a bipartisan resolution calling on the Department of Children and Families to remand Justina Pelletier to the care of her parents.   Lyons offered the non-binding resolution using Rule 24 of the house.  The clerk read the resolution, and immediately the Chairman of the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight David Linsky rose to object.

Linsky also has refused to hold hearings into the matter, deferring to the courts.  There have been many people standing in the way of reuniting Justina Pelletier with her loving parents, today it was David Linsky.  

If you would like to contact Representative Linsky his phone number is 617-722-2575. 

Justina

Justina Pelletier, a 15 year old resident of Connecticut, was receiving treatment by Dr. Korson at Tufts, for mitochondrial disease, a very rare disorder, when she was sent to Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) for a consult and was seized by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).  Justina’s parents, and 3 older sisters, have spent the last 13-months and counting, traveling from Connecticut to Massachusetts for their ONCE A WEEK, ONE-HOUR, SUPERVISED visits while under a GAG ORDER from the court.  All the while the family watched as their youngest daughter’s health deteriorated from that of a once active teenager who took part in figure skating competitions, to one who is unable to walk and currently confined to a wheel chair.  Why?  Because the treating doctor at BCH determined that the rare medical condition that was being successfully treated at Tufts didn’t exist.  After several days of giving BCH doctors the benefit of the doubt, the Pelletier opted to have their daughter discharged to go back to the care she had received at Tufts.  That’s when security guards came from every direction and Justina and her family’s lives would forever change.

(Read more gruesome details here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristy-balcells/first-do-no-harm-how-we-f_b_4843997.html), and read here about another family’s nightmare with BCH and

DCF:  http://www.redmassgroup.com/diary/17822/another-justina-pittsburgh-mom-moves-to-mass-and-her-son-is-taken-by-dcf-childrens-hosptia )

Justina was abruptly pulled off vital medications, including pain killers and critical vitamins and would spend the next 13 months and continuing, in a locked down psych ward at BCH where she still remains a “ward of the state”.  Ironically, this was when the real abuse would begin, but DCF would charge Lou and Linda Pelletier with “medical child abuse” for following the diagnosis and treatment prescribed at Tufts.  Lou Pelletier “It’s David against Goliath. I am fighting the DCF and Harvard University – and their pockets are deeper than mine.”   

News alert: THERE IS NO OTHER SIDE TO THIS STORY.  No one wants to believe this story can really happen, and everyone it doesn’t happen to, never believes it, or believes there’s another side to it that makes it justifiable.  Believe it, become familiar with it, treat it as though it were happening in your own family, and STOP what is happening to hundreds of families that deal with similar horrific nightmares BEFORE it happens to you, and to prevent it from happening to anybody else.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ― MLK Jr.

Ironically, while Lou Pelletier gave his statement to our legislators at the State House, Governor Patrick, just back from his vacation in Costa Rica, was on the news holding baby black bears and returning them to their parents in the woods.  Here are 3 sisters that would like their baby sister returned to them:Justina-Pelletiers-three-older-sisters

As for DCF and our court system, it is a plague on hundreds of families on so many levels from ripping children from loving homes and causing untold damage to them and their families, to leaving the most abused and vulnerable children in the highest of risk situations.  What is it going to take to stop the atrocities being committed daily by these unaccountable entities that are acting in direct opposition to what they are charged to do?  EVERYONE should participate and DEMAND that both these entities be investigated and reformed, but if you do nothing else, please sign the petition to end at least this Family’s nightmare.

“It is unfathomable that this barbaric overreach by a state agency is taking place in America – and in the city that launched the fight for American liberty, of all places.   Please, take a minute to add your name to the End the Pelletier Nightmare petition at: http://libertycounsel.com/2014/02/end-the-pelletier-nightmare/

MUST SEE VIDEO:

Make no mistake, Children’s started this, but could have gotten no where without DCF, and they could neither gain authority nor custody of Justina if not sanctioned, and facilitated by the courts.  And please, make no mistake, if you take Children’s out of the equation, and substitute it with other hospitals, a disgruntled spouse, a vindictive ex, a custody battle, or any other imaginative false narrative, this nightmare pervades hundreds of families’ lives across this state.  The Massachusetts state legislature are being called on to intervene and begin a thorough investigation of the abuses visited upon the Pelletier family (and others) by the DCF, and the courts, and your voice and action are needed now.  Please find contact information for your legislators in the side panels of this site’s Home Page.

The other side of the Justina Pelletier story

7 Mar

JustinaThat’s all everyone wants to believe, i.e., that there is another side to this story, because it is just too hard to believe that anything like this could possibly happen in this country, in this very state, in our own backyard.Justina-Pelletier-skating The story of Justina Pelletier is every parent’s worst nightmare, and is literally

a battle for a young girl’s life against the state of Massachusetts.

While this might appear to be one of the most astonishing cases currently being litigated in America, it is but one of hundreds, if not thousands, of similar stories that stay below the radar while families battle the behemoth government agencies on their own for years to get their children back, many only prevailing when the children are emancipated, and the damage more than done all the way around.  None have gotten the media attention that the Pelletier family is only now getting, and all hope this will be the defining case that shines the light on all that is wrong, and dysfunctional about DCF and our court system that rips apart loving families and destroys lives beyond anything known or believable by those who have not seen it up close, or personally.

Justina Pelletier, a 15 year old resident of Connecticut, was receiving treatment by Dr. Korson at Tufts, for mitochondrial disease, a very rare disorder, when she was sent to Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) for a consult and was seized by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).  Justina’s parents, and 3 older sisters, have spent the last 13-months and counting, traveling from Connecticut to Massachusetts for their ONCE A WEEK, ONE-HOUR, SUPERVISED visits while under a GAG ORDER from the court.  All the while the family watched as their youngest daughter’s health deteriorated from that of a once active teenager who took part in figure skating competitions, to one who is unable to walk and currently confined to a wheel chair.Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 11.56.26 AM  Why?  Because the treating doctor at BCH determined that the rare medical condition that was being successfully treated at Tufts didn’t exist.  After several days of giving BCH doctors the benefit of the doubt, the Pelletier opted to have their daughter discharged to go back to the care she had received at Tufts.  That’s when security guards came from every direction and Justina and her family’s lives would forever change.

(Read more gruesome details here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristy-balcells/first-do-no-harm-how-we-f_b_4843997.html), and read here about another family’s nightmare with BCH and DCF:  http://www.redmassgroup.com/diary/17822/another-justina-pittsburgh-mom-moves-to-mass-and-her-son-is-taken-by-dcf-childrens-hosptia )

Justina was abruptly pulled off vital medications, including pain killers and critical vitamins and would spend the next 13 months and continuing, in a locked down psych ward at BCH where she still remains a “ward of the state”.  Ironically, this was when the real abuse would begin, but DCF would charge Lou and Linda Pelletier with “medical child abuse” for following the diagnosis and treatment prescribed at Tufts.  Lou Pelletier “It’s David against Goliath. I am fighting the DCF and Harvard University – and their pockets are deeper than mine.”   

News alert: THERE IS NO OTHER SIDE TO THIS STORY.

No one wants to believe this story can really happen, and everyone it doesn’t happen to, never believes it, or believes there’s another side to it that makes it justifiable.  Believe it, become familiar with it, treat it as though it were happening in your own family, and STOP what is happening to hundreds of families that deal with similar horrific nightmares BEFORE it happens to you, and to prevent it from happening to anybody else.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ― MLK Jr.

Thanks in large part to State Reps Lyons and Lombardo, on March 6, 2014, after the year-long gag order had been lifted, Mr. Pelletier spoke to Legislators at the State House in Boston  and told his family’s tragic story in graphic detail.  He emphasized the hundreds of other families he has heard from whose lives have also been similarly destroyed by DCF and the courts, not to mention other hospitals.  Despite that all Legislators were invited to hear this important statement indicative of the outrageous and dangerous over-reach of government into the lives of these Reps’ constituents, and even the Pelletier’s who are from out of state, only about a dozen of the usual concerned Reps showed up:  Shaunna O’Connell, Keiki Orral, Leah Cole, and more to be named.  It is a critical first step that everyone take note and contact their State Reps that don’t take this government overreach and destruction of families as one of the most critical situations facing this state, and demand investigations into all those families whose children have been removed by this state’s embattled DCF and out of control courts.

The video of Lou Pelletier’s entire statement to our legislators will be posted here soon, but the more details that are learned, the more disgusting this story gets.  What has been done to this family, and the possible irreversible damage done to this young girl, is as unconscionable, as it is unbelievable .  The Governor should just get his check book out now and write the high 7-figure check that won’t begin to make up for what this state has done to this family under his watch, and spare this family any more financial or emotional damage by this state while they go after Children’s hospital without him.  It appears that while this hearing was going on, Governor Patrick, just back from his vacation in Costa Rica, was on this day on the news holding baby black bears and returning them to their parents in the woods – seriously.

Here are 3 sisters that would like their baby sister returned to them:Justina-Pelletiers-three-older-sisters

As for DCF and our court system, it is a plague on hundreds of families on so many levels from ripping children from loving homes and causing untold damage to them and their families, to leaving the most abused and vulnerable children in the highest of risk situations.  What is it going to take to stop the atrocities being committed daily by these unaccountable entities that are acting in direct opposition to what they are charged to do?  EVERYONE should participate and DEMAND that both these entities be investigated and reformed, but if you do nothing else, please sign the petition to end at least this Family’s nightmare.

“It is unfathomable that this barbaric overreach by a state agency is taking place in America – and in the city that launched the fight for American liberty, of all places.   Please, take a minute to add your name to the End the Pelletier Nightmare petition at: http://libertycounsel.com/2014/02/end-the-pelletier-nightmare/

MUST SEE VIDEO:

Make no mistake, Children’s started this, but could have gotten no where without DCF, and they could neither gain authority nor custody of Justina if not sanctioned, and facilitated by the courts.  And please, make no mistake, if you take Children’s out of the equation, and substitute it with other hospitals, a disgruntled spouse, a vindictive ex, a custody battle, or any other imaginative false narrative, this nightmare pervades hundreds of families’ lives across this state.  The Massachusetts state legislature are being called on to intervene and begin a thorough investigation of the abuses visited upon the Pelletier family (and others) by the DCF, and the courts, and your voice and action are needed now.  Please find contact information for your legislators in the side panels of this site’s Home Page.

Seriously, we have GOT to do better!

28 Jan

Where is AG, and what are our legislators doing to protect us from this?

Patricia Campatelli campaigned for Suffolk County register of probate out of an East Boston social club long associated with bookies, placing her laptop on the pool table at the unlicensed bar and working the phone amid “Vote for Patty’’ posters.

“Middlesex County Register of Probate Robert B. Antonelli was removed from office in 1999 for mistreating employees and creating a hostile work environment, but only after a two-year review and a ruling by the state’s highest court.  Nine years later, Antonelli’s successor, John Buonomo, avoided a lengthy review and resigned after being caught on camera stealing money from courthouse copy machines.  He eventually went to prison.

Although they are elected posts, registers of probate are purely administrative officials managing cases involving divorce, child custody, and other family issues.  The vast majority run unopposed, and many voters know very little about the candidates.  For instance, Buonomo managed to win the Democratic primary in 2008 even though he had already resigned in disgrace.”

The above and the following are all excerpts from the Globe article, a must read, emphasis and [outrage] added.  Also worth the read are the comments on this article included below.  They are from someone who worked there, but more importantly, they summarize reports indicative of a system rife with problems not being addressed that severely impact the justice people can expect from the only places we can hope to get any.  This is truly indicative of serious problems that adversely affect all citizens throughout the state, whether they know it or not.  CONCLUSION: “No one  is accountable to manage the Trial Court as a whole…” and those who try and raise the red flags are ignored or retaliated against.  There is no excuse for this, and no reason it shouldn’t be a top priority for all to want to see fixed.

Suffolk register of probate seeks end to forced leave

“… Now, weeks after allegedly punching an employee and being placed on administrative leave not once, but twice, in her one-year tenure, Campatelli hopes to meet with court officials Tuesday to clear her path to come back to her $122,000-a-year job.” Related:1/16: Campatelli placed on administrative leave  ” … In fact, court officials initially tried to deal quickly and quietly with the assault charge against Campatelli … The state’s chief probate judge, Angela M. Ordonez, allowed Campatelli to return to work after just four days of paid leave. Campatelli agreed in return to get training on “how to deal with difficult employees,” [HELLO?  what about the employees required to deal with difficult employers, let alone the public whose life altering divorces and child custody issues are ‘administered’ by her?!?!?]  according to a Dec. 30, 2013, letter from Ordonez. She also agreed to be mentored by another register of probate to better learn how to do the job.

Little more than two weeks later, Ordonez suspended Campatelli again, saying she had received numerous reports about Campatelli abusing her office, including an allegedly implied threat to Perry, who had returned to work for one day after the alleged assault, then went on leave, according to someone with direct knowledge of his situation. Perry has still not returned.

Several employees interviewed by the Globe said they are afraid Campatelli will retaliate against them if she is allowed to return.  [Is there any doubt in anyone's mind of this happening?]

… The decision to place Campatelli on indefinite leave also came as the Globe was asking questions about the quality of the court’s investigation into the assault allegations. In the hours after the alleged attack, Perry had called several co-workers for help, including one who saved the voicemail recording, according to interviews. None of them talked to court investigator Driscoll.  

READ entire article HERE.

dougkinan01/28/14 10:13 AM

PART ONE

I don’t know much about this case. I was forced to retire from the clerk’s office in August 2012 or else. The reasons why I was forced out are staggering. It should be emphasized that I was not a political hire. My last assignment was Assistant Deputy Register responsible for taking in pleadings for approximately five (5) probate court judges.

Additionally, I don’t have any negative comments about any person in the court system. However, the conduct and varying standards in administering discipline, depending on who you are, by certain senior court officials need examination. Even worse, the court’s refusal to follow its own rules is always a formula for disaster. Rewarding misconduct and egregious rule violations by top officials should not be allowed.

The Administrative Office of the Trial Court has called on Dr. Ronald Corbett to begin his “investigation” asking employees of the Suffolk County Probate Court to come forward and be interviewed concerning the “Management & Administration” operating out of the Register’s office.

In the context of Dr. Corbett’s investigation, as a former employee with direct knowledge of the management and administration in the Register’s office, here’s the record and some relevant facts.

In 2003, the Monan Committee Report issued calling for a “sweeping changes in the state’s court system…” In summary, there are no words to adequately describe the condition the court was in.

On February 27, 2008, the Supreme Judicial Court sponsored “Striving for Excellence In Judicial Administration: A Symposium on the Five-Year Anniversary of the Report of the Visiting Committee on Management in the Courts.” More than 300 people attended. At that Symposium, “top court officials recognized the significant progress that’s been made, but emphasized that there’s more work to be done.”

On May 2, 2010, the Court Management Advisory Board issued a report called, “Legislative Action Required to Achieve Managerial Excellence in the Trial Courts.” In summary the report determined that the Massachusetts Trial Court suffers from “organizational dysfunction.” Based on the title of the report, it can be concluded that management and administration of the court has gained no ground, none, except for the “metrics” technology put in place. However, metrics does little good in serving the public.

PART TWO

Some key findings of the CMAB report:

  • “No one is clearly in charge.”
  • “The Probation Department … operates with an astonishing degree of autonomy concerning its budget and hiring.” According to an August 2012 Boston Globe story, Dr. Corbett is a Harvard graduate with a doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts. But Chief Justice Mulligan’s predecessor, John J. Irwin Jr., reduced the education requirements for the job, helping to clear the way for O’Brien’s selection. Was Dr. Corbett the same individuals who prepared the report on John O’Brien that led to the current rigging of the hires at the Probation Department? If hires were rigged, who signed off on the promotional certificates and were they fraudulent? The irony here is that the practice of ruing the educational requirement continued in the selection of the Director of Security position some years later. That meant that all of the individuals who met the basic requirement (Master’s Degree) for the position were automatically eliminated and the selection was predetermined for a candidate that was not basically qualified.
  • “No one      is accountable to manage the Trial Court as a whole…”

With the exception of a new automated data collection system (MassCourt) to satisfy “metrics,” which doesn’t do much to deliver a better product to serve the people, almost nothing has changed. The new MassCourt system is less than desirable.

As for “management and administration,” based on my approximate 30 years of professional experience, management and administration of the court is “ruled by a patchwork of laws, [lacks] control over a large segment of employees and have (sic) limited ability to manage.”

Investigating the management and administration of the Register’s office means that, at minimum, attention must be paid to planning, directing, organizing, training and staffing. These critical elements were operational when Register Richard Iannella was in charge. When he left, all bets were off and the general public was the beneficiaries of old fashioned court dysfunction. The court needs serious reform, but don’t count on it happening any time soon.

So, Dr. Corbett, if you are listening, please review my recommendations to the court in my letter dated in or about November, 2011. I would like to participate in your investigation.

dougkinan@yahoo.com

Sworn & Commissioned Officer-Massachusetts Trial Court (Retired)

Boston State Hospital Member, Board of Directors

Agenda 21 AND Smart Meters

25 Jan

Agenda 21 is real and creeping, and Smart Meters are but another facet of this agenda.

In addition to Agenda 21, people should be equally as concerned with how Smart Meters play into this.  Smart Meters are being installed all around the world to implement the smart grid as part of Agenda 21.   Smart Meters are happening NOW, across Massachusetts, and are a Danger to YOUR Wallet, Security, Safety, Privacy, Health, and the Environment

Agenda 21 is something to be taken seriously yet few are still aware of it being put into place right in their very own communities.  This happens because too few understand what it is, or recognize the different names through which it is coming through the door.  Generally speaking, citizens should be environmentally conscientious, but never lose sight of handing over individual or local control to anyone, yet that is happening more and more, and is exactly how Agenda 21 is creeping in without people aware it has happened at all.

American Idol logo 2008–2011In a letter to Edward Carrington in 1787, Thomas Jefferson wrote:

“If once they [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.”

Drip, drip, drip….While Americans lull themselves into a collective coma with Dancing With the StarsAmerican Idol, and Lady Gaga, the liberties for which our Founding Fathers fought and shed blood are vanishing by the day.

From WikipediaThe implementation of Agenda 21 was intended to involve action at international, national, regional and local levels. Some national and state governments have legislated or advised that local authorities take steps to implement the plan locally, as recommended in Chapter 28 of the document In response to the opposition, Don Knapp, U.S. spokesman for the ICLEI, has said “Sustainable development is not a top-down conspiracy from the U.N., but a bottom-up push from local governments“.[15]

For Agenda 21 in One Easy Lesson, or a list of the 30 cities and towns in Massachusetts that are already part of Agenda 21, go to Agenda 21 – Coming to a town near you, soon.

The following is from The D.C. Clothesline:

In the United States [...] a few state and local governments have considered or passed motions and legislation opposing Agenda 21. In [...] 2012 the Republican National Committee drafted a resolution opposing Agenda 21, calling it “a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control.”

Agenda 21 population control map for USA

Posted on          by Dr. Eowyn     Agenda 21 is an action plan of the United Nations related to “sustainable development” and was an outcome of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992, where 178 governments (including the United States) voted to adopt the program. The number 21 refers to an agenda for the 21st Century. It is a comprehensive blueprint of action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans directly affect the environment.   This is what our overlords have planned for us:    ~Click map to enlarge~This is what the map says:

Simulated Reserve and Corridor System to Protect Biodiversity

As Mandated by the Convention on Biological Diversity, The Wildlands Project, UN and US Man and Biosphere Program, and Various UN, US Heritage Programs, and NAFTA

Mapping for the area East of the Mississippi and South of the Ohio Rivers is at various stages of completion

Color Key:

RED: Core Reserves and Corridors – Little to no human use.

YELLOW: Buffer Zones - Highly Regulated Use.

TURQUOISE: Normal Use Zones of Cooperation.

ORANGE: Border 21/La Paz Sidebar Agreement of NAFTA. 124 mile wide International Zone of Cooperation.

PINK: Indian Reservations.

GRAY: Military Reservations.

BLACK DOTS: Cities over 10,000 people.

Some major highways and Interstate rivers are also shown.

Taken from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Article ??,* United Nations Global Diversity Assessment Section 13.4.2.2.5. US Man and the Biosphere
Strategic Plan. UN, US Heritage Corridor Program. “The Wildlands Project,” Wild Earth 1992. Also see Science “The High Cost of Biodiversity,” 25 June 1993 pp 1963 to ?? and the Border 21 Sidebar of NAFTA. The very high percentage of buffer zone in the West is due to the very high percentage of federal land.

SMART METERS:  Stop Smart Meters Massachusetts 

What’s going on?   Feel free to contact WorcesterOptsOut@gmail.com OR HaltMAsmartMeters@gmail.com if you have questions.

Billions of dollars of ‘smart’ utility meters are being installed across America that are unable to integrate with, or enable, the ‘smart grid’ of the future on which U.S. energy sustainability depends, according to the landmark report, Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid” published by the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

Called a colossal waste of taxpayer and ratepayer dollars, the new meters and networks do not improve energy efficiency, enhance energy management, help balance supply and demand, or facilitate the integration of renewable sources.  Instead the meters drive up costs, introduce unnecessary risks to personal privacy and health, and divert resources from creating a true smart grid.   http://electromagnetichealth.org/quotes-from-experts/

It comes in all shapes and forms.  Earlier we posted how to stop it from coming to your community/home.  Before you could get organized the Patrick Administration Required Grid Modernization Plans for Electric Utilities  quietly, 2 days before Christmas.  Your zoning board is suddenly the only thing between you and the advancement of the “smart” solutions they have planned for you that “have been installed in Ipswich, Belmont, Braintree, Concord, Danvers, Fitchburg, Hopkinton, Marblehead, Newton and Worcester, while AMR meters in other communities being upgraded to transmit continuously without the homeowner’s knowledge or consent.  Stop Smart Meters Massachusetts   

Posted By Walter Bird Jr. – …  The proposals have generated fierce opposition among area residents as well as activists inside and outside of Worcester who warn of serious health risks associated with the towers and the so-called Smart Meters, all of which are key components of National Grid’s Smart Energy Solutions program  …   Among the research cited is a piece by James Tracy for Global Research published in July 2012. Tracy writes, in part: “Because of power companies’ stealth roll-out of smart meters a large majority of the public still remains unaware of the dangers they pose to human health.

Thea Fournier, CN, LLC of North Andover, MA states:     … The adverse health impact of wireless technologies is not limited to increased long-term risk for cancers.   The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has upgraded its position from a call for caution to a recommendation for a full moratorium based on the acute onset or intensification of illnesses associated with smart meter installations. . . The burden of proof is on the utility company to provide evidence that smart meters are safe . . . There is a show currently archived on WCCA Channel 13 featuring experts speaking on the smart meter and wireless debate. Cancer expert Dr. Anthony Miller spoke in November of 2103 on the risks of wide-scale ambient exposure to a possible carcinogen.   Here is the link to the show:  http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/aboutsm5

(Articles: WorcesterMag & Worcester Telegram)

The call to action is greater than ever to be heard on this, yet the vast majority of your friends and neighbors have no idea what this is, or what is happening, even though it will directly affect them.  Please pass this on so that people become more aware of Smart Meters, the dangers they present, and their encroachment on all of us.  Get more information here, and act immediately:

Clare Donegan is at the forefront of educating and warning people about Smart Meters, and packs a powerful punch in making presentations to stop them from coming to Worcester.   Worcester Opts Out and HaltMAsmartMeters have been diligently working on a large number of valid reasons ‘smart’ meter data towers should not be approved.  Blocking the 12th tower they are attempting to install is believed to almost certainly derail the three that were approved by the Zoning Board in May over residents’ opposition , as well as the other eight base station/towers.  This is the ‘keystone’ tower:  without it (they are 99.99% sure) the others are useless.  If you have 4 minutes and 12 seconds to spare take a look at this Video Testimony of Anthony B. Miller, MD, FRCP, FRCP(C), FHPHM, FACE.  

UPDATED – Danger to Wallet, Security, Safety, Privacy, Health, Environment

12 Jan

Asked whether National Grid has encountered the type of opposition it faces here in Worcester with projects in other communities, Drew says, “This is certainly a different type of project. We’re working to install a Smart Energy Solutions Program. These are communications devices needed to upgrade our infrastructure.”

News_CooksPondSubstation6307_story

It comes in all shapes and forms.  Earlier we posted how to stop it from coming to your community/home.  Before you could get organized the Patrick Administration Required Grid Modernization Plans for Electric Utilities  quietly, 2 days before Christmas.  Your zoning board is suddenly the only thing between you and the advancement of the “smart” solutions they have planned for you that “have been installed in Ipswich, Belmont, Braintree, Concord, Danvers, Fitchburg, Hopkinton, Marblehead, Newton and Worcester, while AMR meters in other communities being upgraded to transmit continuously without the homeowner’s knowledge or consent.  Stop Smart Meters Massachusetts   

Posted By Walter Bird Jr. – …  The proposals have generated fierce opposition among area residents as well as activists inside and outside of Worcester who warn of serious health risks associated with the towers and the so-called Smart Meters, all of which are key components of National Grid’s Smart Energy Solutions program  …   Among the research cited is a piece by James Tracy for Global Research published in July 2012. Tracy writes, in part: “Because of power companies’ stealth roll-out of smart meters a large majority of the public still remains unaware of the dangers they pose to human health.

Thea Fournier, CN, LLC of North Andover, MA states:     … The adverse health impact of wireless technologies is not limited to increased long-term risk for cancers.   The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has upgraded its position from a call for caution to a recommendation for a full moratorium based on the acute onset or intensification of illnesses associated with smart meter installations. . . The burden of proof is on the utility company to provide evidence that smart meters are safe . . . There is a show currently archived on WCCA Channel 13 featuring experts speaking on the smart meter and wireless debate. Cancer expert Dr. Anthony Miller spoke in November of 2103 on the risks of wide-scale ambient exposure to a possible carcinogen.   Here is the link to the show:  http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/aboutsm5

(Articles: WorcesterMag & Worcester Telegram)

The call to action is greater than ever to be heard on this, yet the vast majority of your friends and neighbors have no idea what this is, or what is happening, even though it will directly affect them.  Please pass this on so that people become more aware of Smart Meters, the dangers they present, and their encroachment on all of us.  Get more information here, and act immediately:

Clare Donegan is at the forefront of educating and warning people about Smart Meters, and packs a powerful punch in making presentations to stop them from coming to Worcester.   Worcester Opts Out and HaltMAsmartMeters have been diligently working on a large number of valid reasons ‘smart’ meter data towers should not be approved.  Blocking the 12th tower they are attempting to install is believed to almost certainly derail the three that were approved by the Zoning Board in May over residents’ opposition , as well as the other eight base station/towers.  This is the ‘keystone’ tower:  without it (they are 99.99% sure) the others are useless.  If you have 4 minutes and 12 seconds to spare take a look at this Video Testimony of Anthony B. Miller, MD, FRCP, FRCP(C), FHPHM, FACE.  

What’s going on?   Feel free to contact WorcesterOptsOut@gmail.com OR HaltMAsmartMeters@gmail.com if you have questions.

Billions of dollars of ‘smart’ utility meters are being installed across America that are unable to integrate with, or enable, the ‘smart grid’ of the future on which U.S. energy sustainability depends, according to the landmark report, Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid” published by the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

Called a colossal waste of taxpayer and ratepayer dollars, the new meters and networks do not improve energy efficiency, enhance energy management, help balance supply and demand, or facilitate the integration of renewable sources.  Instead the meters drive up costs, introduce unnecessary risks to personal privacy and health, and divert resources from creating a true smart grid.   http://electromagnetichealth.org/quotes-from-experts/

Mandated health and security risks, and raised costs to homeowners creeping in.

11 Jan

Asked whether National Grid has encountered the type of opposition it faces here in Worcester with projects in other communities, Drew says, “This is certainly a different type of project. We’re working to install a Smart Energy Solutions Program. These are communications devices needed to upgrade our infrastructure.”

News_CooksPondSubstation6307_story

It comes in all shapes and forms.  Earlier we posted how to stop it from coming to your community/home.  Before you could get organized the Patrick Administration Required Grid Modernization Plans for Electric Utilities  quietly, 2 days before Christmas.  Here we see how your zoning board is suddenly the only thing between you and the advancement of the “smart” solutions they have planned for you that “have been installed in Ipswich, Belmont, Braintree, Concord, Danvers, Fitchburg, Hopkinton, Marblehead, Newton and Worcester, while AMR meters in other communities are being upgraded to transmit continuously without the homeowner’s knowledge or consent.  Stop Smart Meters Massachusetts   

National Grid: We’ll be there for ZBA hearings Monday night

Posted By Walter Bird Jr. – After several previous postponements, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will meet with National Grid on the company’s proposals to add an 80-foot tower to the Cooks Pond electric substation at Tory Fort Lane and build a separate, 90-foot communications tower on Mill Street  …  The proposals have generated fierce opposition among area residents as well as activists inside and outside of Worcester who warn of serious health risks associated with the towers and the so-called Smart Meters, all of which are key components of National Grid’s Smart Energy Solutions program  …   Among the research cited is a piece by James Tracy for Global Research published in July 2012. Tracy writes, in part: “Because of power companies’ stealth roll-out of smart meters a large majority of the public still remains unaware of the dangers they pose to human health. 

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, and all are encouraged to attend.

 

The call to action is greater than ever to be heard on this, yet the vast majority of your friends and neighbors have no idea what this is, or what is happening, even though it will directly affect them.  Please pass this on so that people become more aware of Smart Meters, the dangers they present, and their encroachment on all of us.

Clare Donegan is at the forefront of educating and warning people about Smart Meters, and packs a powerful punch in making presentations to stop them from coming to Worcester.   Worcester Opts Out and HaltMAsmartMeters have been diligently working on a large number of valid reasons ‘smart’ meter data towers should not be approved.  Blocking the 12th tower they are attempting to install is believed to almost certainly derail the three that were approved by the Zoning Board in May over residents’ opposition , as well as the other eight base station/towers.  This is the ‘keystone’ tower:  without it (they are 99.99% sure) the others are useless.  If you have 4 minutes and 12 seconds to spare take a look at this Video Testimony of Anthony B. Miller, MD, FRCP, FRCP(C), FHPHM, FACE.   http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001kS3YoFseMEdO77pKrEALafB7Oy8HuFnlNXqQsH0amMj-77XTqbMo2CzTgMxS1by5-t56DtvjVuz8sulodJer8wdWnwM-NQED0MJZySfFw1h0uML1n6T3uLhW2SV_hLBb7fK1CuAabMNMARrgFlZrlR-LMYc5vKzbpaviwaczcgrT0VMeAxrfLOanjOzKjYlTbM4lbJvtxEU=&c=nLXbc_25IqagLdBk1CNEAAA-WAGyoWVQiIKaUvOpXujlh19GXJUrlQ==&ch=njOMNaumITfDhvol84AnUvUljEeSuzTtFzvBmUW4cHvcsM6JPhizQw==

What’s going on?   Feel free to contact WorcesterOptsOut@gmail.com OR HaltMAsmartMeters@gmail.com if you have questions.

Billions of dollars of ‘smart’ utility meters are being installed across America that are unable to integrate with, or enable, the ‘smart grid’ of the future on which U.S. energy sustainability depends, according to the landmark report, Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid” published by the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

Called a colossal waste of taxpayer and ratepayer dollars, the new meters and networks do not improve energy efficiency, enhance energy management, help balance supply and demand, or facilitate the integration of renewable sources.  Instead the meters drive up costs, introduce unnecessary risks to personal privacy and health, and divert resources from creating a true smart grid.   http://electromagnetichealth.org/quotes-from-experts/

WE DID IT!!!

22 Nov

  NOVEMBER 2013      /Judy

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” - Dale Carnegie

*********

In case you haven’t yet heard the good news, WE DID IT!!!…all of us…everyone in MA who worked on and/or signed the petition to “TANK THE GAS TAX” – including the Republican legislators who supported us with this effort!!!

The first big step in the initiative petition was a HUGE SUCCESS!  Way over 100,000 signatures have been turned in to town/city halls across the state to get this question on the ballot!  This was a real grassroots effort that started formally about 9 weeks ago—and one that demonstrates to the “tax and spend” liberals on Beacon Hill that “taxation without representation” will not stand with “we the people”!

According to a press release from Tank The Gas Tax.Org, “Not since 1999 has an all volunteer group (not union driven) been able to gather enough signatures to get a question on the ballot.”  (An excerpt from that press release follows this message.)

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The next phase of this project is currently underway, and once the petitions are certified and delivered to the Secretary of State’s office, our next big challenge will be to get everyone to the polls next November to VOTE DOWN the most insidious provision in this gas tax law—and the one that this petition addresses—that being the AUTOMATIC rise FOREVER in the state gas tax if/when the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rises—without further debate, input from the state’s citizens, or an another vote by legislators.This means of course, that there is still more work to be done, but this is a VERY GOOD SIGN FOR THE TIMES!   You will be hearing more about this ballot question in the coming months before the November elections, so please help to spread the word and keep the momentum alive!

Press Release Excerpt:      Volunteers Collect 100,000 Plus Raw Signatures

Boston, MA…Today organizers for the ballot initiative to tank the automatic gas tax hikes proudly announced that they have collected 100,000 raw signatures to place the question on the November 2014 ballot.  “Nine weeks ago we embarked on mission impossible.  Today we stand here to proudly announce that we have collected 100,000 signatures to get our initiative on the ballot.  It was an all-volunteer effort,” said Steve Aylward, Republican State Committeeman and lead sponsor of the initiative.  “We had a great team going into this effort and we added another 800 people.”

Not since 1999 has an all volunteer group (not union driven) been able to gather enough signatures to get a question on the ballot.  “We have heard from so many town clerks that they have never seen so many individuals bring in sheets.  They were motivated by this outrageous tax.  Taxation without representation will not stand.  We are going to repeal it,” said State Representative Geoff Diehl.

“The legislature should have flipped flopped on this issue when they had the chance.  They listened to big business, but they ignored the average taxpayer who was also hurt by their recent tax package. The automatic gas tax hurts the middle class and the working poor the most” said Marty Lamb, who is a sponsor of the ballot initiative.  “We were freezing for a reason out there collecting.  We are going to hold Beacon Hill accountable.”

“When I was out collecting, voters were telling me that they were very angry.  At one point we had a line of people wanting to sign the petition.   The legislature should have never passed the tax package.
Now voters are going to have a vehicle to send a strong message to Beacon Hill about the constant money grab and implementing automatic gas taxes,” said Jim Lyons who help lead the team that collected 11,000 signatures.

“I want to thank some very special people who all made this possible.  Desiree Awiszio, CJ Gangi, Marylou Daxland, Agatha Bodwell, Suzie Scholl, Jeff Bailey, Stephen Coulter, Les Gosule, and the Massachusetts Republican Party,” said Diehl.  “How many did we actually file?  We know we filed 100,000 of our hard count.  However, we estimate that there could be another 10,000 to 30,000 at Clerk’s offices.  People were going to our website and filing on their own.”

For more information visit TanktheGastax.org

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Update on Agenda 21

17 Nov

For some reason, the searches leading most to this site are disproportionately Agenda 21, or people looking for information on corrupt police chiefs, or police in general, in towns and cities across Massachusetts.  In that vein we are updating our information on Agenda 21 herein, and will hope to update information related to corrupt police in the near future, but the more generic political happenings that affect everyday citizens and taxpayers of Massachusetts will still be the focus of SOSMass – Save Our State of Massachusetts.

While Agenda 21 is something to be taken seriously across the country, few are aware of it being put into place right in their very own communities.  This happens because too few understand what it is, or recognize the different names through which it is coming through the door.  Generally speaking, citizens should be environmentally conscientious, but never lose sight of handing over individual or local control to anyone.

American Idol logo 2008–2011In a letter to Edward Carrington in 1787, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “If once they [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.”                     Drip, drip, drip….While Americans lull themselves into a collective coma with Dancing With the Stars, American Idol, and Lady Gaga, the liberties for which our Founding Fathers fought and shed blood are vanishing by the day.

From WikipediaThe implementation of Agenda 21 was intended to involve action at international, national, regional and local levels. Some national and state governments have legislated or advised that local authorities take steps to implement the plan locally, as recommended in Chapter 28 of the document In response to the opposition, Don Knapp, U.S. spokesman for the ICLEI, has said “Sustainable development is not a top-down conspiracy from the U.N., but a bottom-up push from local governments“.[15]

 

For Agenda 21 in One Easy Lesson, or a list of the 30 cities and towns in Massachusetts that are already part of Agenda 21, go to Agenda 21 – Coming to a town near you, soon.

 

The following is from The D.C. Clothesline:

In the United States [...] a few state and local governments have considered or passed motions and legislation opposing Agenda 21. In [...] 2012 the Republican National Committee drafted a resolution opposing Agenda 21, calling it “a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control.”

Agenda 21 population control map for USA

Posted on                   by Dr. Eowyn

Agenda 21 is an action plan of the United Nations related to “sustainable development” and was an outcome of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992, where 178 governments (including the United States) voted to adopt the program. The number 21 refers to an agenda for the 21st Century. It is a comprehensive blueprint of action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans directly affect the environment.   This is what our overlords have planned for us:              ~Click map to enlarge~

 

This is what the map says:

 

Simulated Reserve and Corridor System to Protect Biodiversity

As Mandated by the Convention on Biological Diversity, The Wildlands Project, UN and US Man and Biosphere Program, and Various UN, US Heritage Programs, and NAFTA

Mapping for the area East of the Mississippi and South of the Ohio Rivers is at various stages of completion

Color Key:

RED: Core Reserves and Corridors – Little to no human use.

YELLOW: Buffer Zones - Highly Regulated Use.

TURQUOISE: Normal Use Zones of Cooperation.

ORANGE: Border 21/La Paz Sidebar Agreement of NAFTA. 124 mile wide International Zone of Cooperation.

PINK: Indian Reservations.

GRAY: Military Reservations.

BLACK DOTS: Cities over 10,000 people.

Some major highways and Interstate rivers are also shown.

Taken from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Article ??,* United Nations Global Diversity Assessment Section 13.4.2.2.5. US Man and the Biosphere
Strategic Plan. UN, US Heritage Corridor Program. “The Wildlands Project,” Wild Earth 1992. Also see Science “The High Cost of Biodiversity,” 25 June 1993 pp 1963 to ?? and the Border 21 Sidebar of NAFTA. The very high percentage of buffer zone in the West is due to the very high percentage of federal land.

 

 

 

 

Not much more important for THIS WEEK-END!

8 Nov
We are not going to make the ballot unless…people, like you, step forward, TODAY, to help collect signatures.
Time is running out.  Please help us repeal this outrageous linking of the gas tax to inflation, that will increase every year, without a vote, and cause everything else to go up along with it.  This issue cuts across all party lines, and this is a really URGENT appeal for people to jump in wherever possible to help Tank the Automatic Gas Tax.  Certain people have been working night and day and gathered over 60,000 signatures to get the repeal of this “infinity” tax on the ballot so that everyone in Massachusetts, and generations to come will not be subjected to this repulsive idea of taxing us in perpetuity where it will hurt us the most.  But, 100,000 signatures are needed by November 20th, and  If we fall short by even one (1) signature, all these hard efforts will have been for nothing!   Please see below for EASY things, URGENTLY NEEDED, that you can do to

HELP

TANK THE AUTOMATIC GAS TAX HIKES

TankTheGasTax.org

If you can’t join one of these groups to gather signatures this week-end, PLEASE, download the petition on your own here: Initiative Petition to print out signature sheets on your own and get signatures from your family, friends or neighbors.  They must be printed double sided, with the right orientation, or they will not count, but each double sided page allows for 22 signatures, and if everybody would just do this, and got HALF that, it would be a HUGE help!

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

This weekend the coalition of taxpayers working to repeal the automatic gas tax hikes will be out in full force collecting signatures.  Here is the list of locations:

Town

Location (name and street address)

Time

Date

Holliston

Lamb and Associates

531 Concord Street

Holliston, MA

9 to 5

Week days

Scituate

Front Street Gourmet, 121 Front Street

9:00 AM-8:00PM

Ongoing

Abington

Tastefully Done Restaurant

171 Brocton Ave

All day

Ongoing

Milton

Gosule, Butkus and Jesson

480 Adams Street

9 to 5

Weekdays

Marlboro

Store Front

47 Old Charter Road

9 to 5

Weekdays

Chicopee

Mike’s Variety

355 Dale Street

9 to 8pm

Ongoing

Sandwich

Meetinghouse Package Store

263 Cotuit Road

All day

Ongoing

Merrimac

Merrimac Liquors

123 East Main Street

All

Ongoing

Worcester

Pullman Arms

Pullman Street

9 to 5 Mon -Fri

9 to 4 Sat

On going

Quincy

Mullaney’s

205 W Squantum Street

All day

On going

Norwood

Hurleys Beer and Wine

1208 Washington Street

All day

On going

Quincy

Sportsmen’s Den

666 Southern Artery

All day

On going

Centerville

Anderson Hardware

20 Camp Opechee Road

All day

On going

Peabody

Signs Plus

197 Washington Street

Weekdays

On going

Fitchburg

The Dog Tub

342 Broad Street

8 am to 4pm

Tues-Sat

Sandwich

Two Brothers Pizza

331 Cotuit Road

Noon to 8

On going

Fall River

EZ Gas

800 Pleasant Street

7 to 5pm M-F

8 to noon Sat

On going

Salem

J & W Marine

56 Bridge Street

On going

Pembroke

Perry Concrete Forming Supply

1900 Corporate Park Drive

7am to 5pm

Weekdays

Attleboro

Perry Concrete Forming Supply

36 Walton Street

7am to 5pm

Weekdays

Upton

Hair Affair

7 Main Street

All day

Weekdays

Westport

Westport wine and Spirit

655 State Road

M to T 8:30 to 10pm

Fri and Sat 8:30 to 11pm

Sun Noon to 8pm

Ongoing

Dedham

Dedham House of Pizza

376 Washington St

All day

On going

Brockton

Oreck Vacuum

1280 Belmont Street

All day

On going

Attleboro

Tony’s Use Appliance

Washington Street

All day

On going

Haverhill

K’s Gulf

297 Lincoln Ave

All day

On going

Leominster

Whitcomb Travel

2 Main Street

All Day

Weekdays

Raynham

Ace Hardware

770 Broadway

All Day

On going

Charlton

Ted’s Package Store

Route 20

All day

On going

Salisbury

Riverfront Marine Sports

33 Old Elm Street

All day

On going

Fall River

Dr. David Steinhoff’s Office

4144 North Main Street

All day

Weekdays

Pembroke

Verc Gas-Mobil Station

145 Church Street

9 to 2pm

November 9

Kingston

Verc gas-Gulf

183 Summer Street

9 to 2pm

November 9

Plymouth

Verc Gas-Mobil

131 Commerce Way

9 to 2pm

November 9

Ashland

Market Basket

49 Lond Street

10 to 6pm

November 9

Oxford

Market basket

95 Sutton Ave

10 to 5pm

12 to 4pm

November 9

November 10

Rockland

Lukes Liquor

1 to 6pm

November 9

Needham

Dump

11 to Noon

November 9

Carver

Shaw’s

Route 58

10 to 3pm

November 10

Ware

Walmart

352 Palmer Road

9 to noon

November 9

Westford

Market Basket

6 Cornerstone Square

9am to 6pm

November 9

Westford

Market Basket

Route 110

10am to 2pm

November 9

Tewksbury

Market Basket

1900 Main Street

10 to 4pm

November 9

North Andover

Market Basket

350 Winthrop Street

10 to 4pm

November 9

Worcester

Main Public Library

Salem Square

10 to noon

November 9

Westford

Rapid Refill

Route 40

10am to 2pm

November 9

Haverhill

Market Basket

400 Lowell Ave

10 to 4pm

November 9

Leominster

Market Basket Supermarket

71 Sack Blvd

12 to 6pm

November 9

Hudson

Market Basket

8 Highland Common East (route 62)

10 to 2pm

November 9

Hyannis

Cape Cod Mall

10 to 4pm

11 to 4pm

November 9

November 10

Pocasset

Cape Cod Harley Davidson

750 MacArthur Blvd

11 to 3pm

November 10

Sudbury

Senior Center

9:30 to Noon

November 9

Hopkinton

Price Chopper

167 West Main Street

10am to 2pm

November 9

Groton

Donelan’s Supermarket

250 Main Street

4 to 6pm

November 9

Dennis

Stop and Shop

Patriot Square

10 to 12

November 9

Waltham

Hanniford

9 to noon

November 9

West Roxbury

Roche Bros

10 to 4pm

12 to 4pm

November 9

November 10

Wilmington

Gun Show

Shriner’s Auditorium

8 to 5pm

8 to 3pm

November 9

November 10

Woburn

Market Basket

10 to 4p

November 9

Billerica

Market Basket

496 Boston Road

10 to 4

12 to 4

November 9

November 10

Foxboro

Stop and Shop

Main street

Noon to 4pm

November 9

Uxbridge

Hannafords

??

November 9

November 10

Taunton

Market Basket

9am to 11am

November 9

-    “It is outrageous that Beacon Hill is increasing our gas tax every year for the rest of lives without a voteThat’s taxation without representation.  It is wrong and we are going to stop it, said Steve Aylward

-    “This year our state took in over $600 million above projections. We don’t need this tax package… while the state reaches into our wallets every year for the rest of our lives for more and more money without an accountable vote being taken,” said State Representative Diehl.  

-    “How much more will Beacon Hill take from our wallets?  We don’t know.  We just know it is going up automatically with no debate, no input and no oversight,” said Pinto. 

-    “Our elected officials have failed us.  Our only alternative is to pass a ballot question that will stop this taxation without representation,” said Marty Lamb.

REVENUE ABOVE PROJECTIONS REINFORCES THE NEED TO REPEAL LINKAGE TO CPI

“We are entering the second year of revenue being above projections.  Why would we want to saddle drivers with automatic tax increases when we don’t know if how much is going to be collected?  It’s not as if the legislature would ever return money to the people.  If more revenue is needed, then there should have to be a vote of the legislature,” stated Rep. Geoff Diehl.

We are not going to make the ballot unless…people, like you, step forward, TODAY, to help collect signatures.  You can download the petition on your own here: Initiative Petition if you want to print out signature sheets on your own to take get signatures from your family, friends or neighbors.  They must be printed double sided, with the right orientation, or they will not count.  Each double sided page allows for 22 signatures, and if everybody would just do this, and got HALF that, it would be a HUGE help!

 

Go to TanktheGastax.org for more information or call 781-378-1798 to see what else you can do to help, and/or where to send your signature sheets, or to join organized efforts to gather signatures all over the state for this URGENT, last ditch effort to save you $$$ for years and generations to come!  PLEASE, we need your help, NOW to stop: 
TAX HIKES that will make the cost of food go up.

 

TAX HIKES that will make it cost more to get to work, (or anywhere).

 

TAX HIKES that will increase the cost of virtually everything you need or want.

 

TAX HIKES that will make EVERYTHING ELSE go up every year.

 

TAX HIKES that will cause the inflation they are tied to.

 

TAX HIKES in perpetuity.

 

TAX HIKES without a vote.

 

TAX HIKES without representation

 

TAX HIKES that are the most outrageous, obnoxious and irresponsible thing any Governor has ever done to the people, .i.e,

 

YOU, your CHILDREN, your State of Massachusetts, the future, your, and everybody else’s finances

 

TANK THE AUTOMATIC GAS TAX HIKES