Hat Tip: Brian B.
By: Sherrie – Reposted with permission…
Sherrie Questioning All
UPDATED 12/3/10 – VIDEO CLIPS OF INTERVIEW – AT BOTTOM and in an individual post here.
I have been very hesitant about releasing what happened to me regarding Child Protective Services. But after discussing this with Dave Hodges, from the Commonsense Radio Show on Republic Broadcasting, he said I need to get this information out to the public.
This happened about one month ago now.
Here is how it all began.
I got a call from Child Protective Services, the woman said they had gotten a “call” about me and abuse of my child. I was in shock, when she told me this. I was completely confused and it also freaked me out, as I could not comprehend on why someone had called Child Services on me. Anyone that knows me, knows how blessed I feel, in having my “miracle child”!
I asked the woman, if they were going to have to go to her father’s house also, she said “OH, I didn’t know the father did not live there”. I gave her, the father’s phone number and name. I also, asked “How can I be sure, you are who you say you are”. She gave me the phone number for the office and said I could call it back. After she let me know they would be at my house early the next morning and I was still completely freaked and confused on how someone could even think I have ever abused my child, I hung up. I called her father and let him know what was going on. The phone call was just a few minutes before my child was due home from school.
When my child got home, I got a bigger shock! My child told me, child services had come to her school that day and interviewed her! I told her to wait, to tell me anything, as I wanted to put her on speaker phone with her father so she could tell us at the same time, what questions they asked.
My child said, these are the questions they asked ” Does your mother have SOLAR PANELS? Where Exactly does your mother take you camping? Where exactly have you gone hiking? Do you hike and then camp? Does anyone else go with you camping? What do you do when you go camping? Does your mother have alternative energy? Does your mother have stored food? Does your mother have any guns? Does your mother saying anything about “The end of the world”? What kind of remodeling has your mother done to your home? Do you have a “safe room”, like a bomb shelter in your home?
***EDIT***12/5/10 9:20am est – I forgot to include another question, they asked my child: IF your mother takes you to church and exactly which church do you go to? They did not ask ME that question when I was interviewed – BUT they did ask the father that question in if he knew, if I take my child to church or not. I was surprised at this question, I thought there was a separation of Church and State and did not know those type questions were allowed. – END OF EDIT***
My child also said she told child services, her father does not live with me and there was shared custody and that included being at my house for one week and then her father’s house for one week. So my child TOLD Child services the father and I did not live together! I was upset, as the woman then lied to me on the phone saying “She did not know the father didn’t live here”. I hung up with her father to call Child services and confront the woman. Besides Child services asking what I considered were the MOST Bizarre questions I had EVER heard of, for a child abuse case! What the the World do ANY of those questions have to do with “Child abuse”?!!!!!
By: Trevor Loudon
Earlier this afternoon, President Obama called Dilma Rousseff, President-elect of Brazil, to congratulate her on her historic victory in yesterday’s election. He commended the people of Brazil for their faith and commitment to democracy. He also underscored the excellent working relationship between the United States and Brazil, and his commitment to deepening this cooperation and exploring new areas of collaboration.
President Obama told President-elect Rousseff that he looks forward to meeting with her soon, and working more closely on areas such as clean energy, global growth, reconstruction assistance for Haiti, collaborative development efforts, and other issues of global importance.
Rouseff also spoke to Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, leftist Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Mexico’s Felipe Calderon, the same day.
By: Trevor Loudon
22 yr-old Dilma Rousseff, 1970
All Westerners should be alarmed at recent election results in one of the world’s most powerful economies – Brazil.
The new president of Brazil, Dilma Roussseff is even more radical than her Marxist predecessor and can in no way be seen as any sort of ally by Western governments – except perhaps the Obama Administration.
Dilma Rousseff was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1947. Her mother was a schoolteacher and her father a political exile from Bulgaria where he had been active with the Communist Party.
During her high school years, Dilma became influenced by the writings of French political theorist Régis Debray and by a teacher and future comrade who taught her Marxism. In 1967 she joined a radical faction of the Brazilian Socialist Party.
Rousseff’s faction of the Brazilian Socialist Party, Política Operária (Worker’s Politics), split and they became part of a group that favored armed struggle against the dictatorship. It soon joined with other Marxist, anti-government militant groups to form COLINA. During this time Rousseff instructed her comrades on Marxist theory and wrote for an underground newspaper.
In 1967, the small COLINA group that Rousseff, then aged 19, was a member of in Belo Horizonte, carried out bank robberies, car thefts and a couple of bombings. In January 1969, the police invaded COLINA’s house and the militants responded by using a machine gun, which killed two policemen and wounded another. Dilma went underground, later participating in the formation of the Revolutionary Armed Vanguard Palmares. After that group split, Dilma was sent to Sao Paolo, where she was charged with guarding the groups weapons – which she hid under her bed.
Rousseff later ended up in the clandestine Palmares Armed Revolutionary Vanguard. In the 1960s and 1970s, members of such organizations seized foreign diplomats for ransom: a U.S. ambassador was swapped for a dozen political prisoners; a German ambassador was exchanged for 40 militants; a Swiss envoy swapped for 70. They also shot alleged U.S. torture experts sent to train the generals’ death squads.
Around the time she became involved with COLINA, Rousseff met and fell in love with a man named Cláudio Galeno Linhares, an older comrade-in-arms. After a year of dating, the couple married. When police broke up their guerrilla faction, the couple parted ways, with Rousseff leaving for Rio de Janeiro where she would soon meet Carlos Araújo who also had been imprisoned as a militant. The two became lovers.
Rousseff was labeled one of Brazil’s most wanted and beautiful fugitives. After three years underground, At the age of nineteen she was captured in 1970 by Brazil’s military police in a “sting” operation and was considered a big enough catch that a military prosecutor labeled her the “Joan of Arc” of the guerrilla movement. She was submitted to several weeks of brutal torture while held in the Tiradentes prison.
Charged with subversion by the right-wing military government, she suffered through the disappearance and torture of her Marxist companions, some of whom died or were killed by the military. Rousseff was held in prison for three years, being released in 1972. The government forbade her to engage in political activities. However, as a fighter for Brazil’s left-wing guerrilla movement in 1969, she exchanged a wedding dress for fatigues and remained in the underground.
63 yr-old Dilma Rousseff, 2010
Following her release, Rousseff moved to Porto Alegre, where Araújo was from and where he was imprisoned until 1974. Rousseff returned to studying economics, graduating in 1977. In 1976, she gave birth to her only child, Paula Rousseff Araújo. Around this time, her former husband Galeno returned from political exile, and with his new partner, lived in the same house as Araújo and Rousseff. Rousseff lost her first job because of her subversive past and returned to university to pursue a master’s degree.
In the early 1980s, as the generals loosened their grip on the country, Rousseff and Araújo became active in the Democratic Labour Party of Brazil (PDT), led by Leonel Brizola, brother-in-law of João Goulart, overthrown in the 1964 coup. The PDT won elections and Rousseff held a series of jobs as an adviser and bureaucrat at the local and state level. In 1993, the state governor of Rio Grande do Sul appointed her Energy secretary. She left that post the next year, as well as her relationship with Araújo after discovering another woman was pregnant with his child. They reconciled two years later, but broke up again in 2000.
When PDT leader, Leonel Brizola, pressed members of the party who were ministers in the state government to step down, Rousseff left the PDT and in 2001 joined the Workers’ Party of Brazil, led by pro-Cuban Marxist Lula da Silva. Rousseff temporarily left her government position in 2002 to work on Lula’s successful campaign for president. Once in office as president of Brazil, he named her minister of Mines and Energy. Then in 2005, Rousseff took on the role of Lula’s chief of staff. It was around this time that speculation began that Rousseff would be Lula’s choice to succeed him as president.
In 2009, Rousseff was diagnosed with lymphoma, and subsequently treated with chemotherapy which was successful.
“Lula”, Dilma Rousseff, meet Barack Obama
When her campaign for presidency kicked off in February 2009, the campaign presented her as the one to continue Lula’s largely market friendly policies and social welfare programs. She told voters that she was “going to follow Lula’s path.” In March 2009, following a meeting with Barack Obama in the United States, Obama promptly asked his campaign strategists to reject a request by Brazil’s Social Democrats (PSDB) and to instead advise Dilma’s campaign.
The significance of this move cannot be overstated. President Obama used his authority to transfer Democratic Party support from a comparatively moderate, leftist party, to a full blown ally of the Communist Party of Brazil. Lula’s Workers’ Party, which includes major communist and Trotskyist factions, has been openly allied to the Communist Party since 1989.
Communist Party of Brazil members have held posts in the “Lula” Government since 2003.
Although Rousseff had little name recognition or experience as a candidate, she enjoyed a smooth ride to presidency. Then-President Lula da Silva used his 80% approval ratings to campaign incessantly for Rousseff, his former chief-of-staff and political protégé. In March 2010, the Communist Party of Brazil endorsed Dilma Rousseff’s candidacy. Rousseff breezed into power with 56% of the vote to 44% for Jose Serra of the centrist Social Democratic Party of Brazil and the candidate of a right-center coalition.
The Communist Party USA predictably, welcomed Rousseff’s victory, almost as enthusiastically as they welcomed their “friend” Barack Obama in 2008. The American communists stated that Rousseff’s election would result in Latin American economies becoming “less dependent on their relationships with the United States.”
The revolutionary governments of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador also welcomed the new president.
At least Barack Obama now has one reliable ally in Latin America.
By: Trevor Loudon
The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference is currently being held in Cancún, Mexico. It runs from 29 November to 10 December. It has been stated that 194 countries are represented at the conference – which probably covers every country in the World. A number of the physicists and chemists from such respected scientific institutions as Oxford University and the Met Office attending the conference are agreed that the current plans to solve global warming are not enough. Seeking to “improve” on the 2009 Copenhagen resolution to keep temperature rise below 3.6F, the Cancun conference is seeking to legally obligate countries to cut emissions by 50 per cent by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. Louise Gray at The Telegraph discusses one of the proposals; government rationing of goods and a halt in economic growth in the “rich world”:
“In one paper Professor Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research, said the only way to reduce global emissions enough, while allowing the poor nations to continue to grow, is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years. This would mean a drastic change in lifestyles for many people in countries like Britain as everyone will have to buy less ‘carbon intensive’ goods and services such as long haul flights and fuel hungry cars. Prof. Anderson admitted it “would not be easy” to persuade people to reduce their consumption of goods. He said politicians should consider a rationing system similar to the one introduced during the last “time of crisis” in the 1930s and 40s. This could mean a limit on electricity so people are forced to turn the heating down, turn off the lights and replace old electrical goods like huge fridges with more efficient models. Food that has traveled from abroad may be limited and goods that require a lot of energy to manufacture. “The Second World War and the concept of rationing is something we need to seriously consider if we are to address the scale of the problem we face,” he said.”
I hate to think what they intend to do to “disbelievers” who dare to speak out and say that production and consumption are good things, essential for our well-being and human progress.
Capitalism is about abundance and life. Socialism is about rationing and death. That’s the bottom line.
This three-part video series shows the destruction that occurred when a socialist was elected as Jamaica’s Prime Minister.
Michael Manley wanted to spread the wealth around and he proved a time-tested truth that’s been proven throughout history again and again and again… Socialism doesn’t work and it destroys the people who are forced to live under it’s tyrannical reign.
Jamaica in the 1970s (1 of 3)
Jamaica in the 1970s (2 of 3)
Jamaica in the 1980s (3 of 3)
No surprise that Castro was Manley’s idol.
Hat Tip: The Blaze
From: The Blaze