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*It appears the video I originally placed here has been blocked from the website because there is ABC news coverage in it. Thanks for making the point American Media.
I was nine years old on April 4, 1968. I remember the newscast announcing that Dr. King had been assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. I remember seeing my mother cry saying that a true man of God had been taken from us. I remember the memorial we had in school and the church service I went to with my family to remember his vision, his brilliance, his integrity and his devotion to non violence.
And today as I look out 45 years later I see so much of the same racism, hatred and love of violence and it is a disgrace. A great light was taken from us that day. Another chance to truly move to a higher consciousness as a nation. I feel a void in my soul today. I try so hard to be hopeful and on many days I am. However, there are days when looking at the landscape of America I see the same malevolent, selfish, greedy undertones that led to Dr. King's death and I am angry at a population that is now silent.
For me Dr. King's legacy was about breaking that silence and letting our principles speak. It was about seeing the separation but also the ties that bind us together as humans and doing all we can to bring about a better world for all. He was such an inspiration to me and to so many and we so desperately need his strength of character today.
This video is of a march that happened on April 8, 1968, 45 years ago today. Look at the young man at 2 minutes and see Dr. King's legacy being carried on. That is the hope of this day. (You can now watch this from the link posted in the comments.)*It appears the video I originally placed here has been blocked from the website... more
ALL NEW!!! Talking to legendary documentary photographer Herb Snitzer made for a fascinating conversation on the ol' video show today! And he lives right here in St. Petersburg, natch! http://www.mrmedia.com/2013/03/photographer-herb-snizer-bagged-miles-basie-bette-more-2013-video-interview/#.UVQ6pRkW9MpALL NEW!!! Talking to legendary documentary photographer Herb Snitzer made for a... more
*WARNING: Explicit Language.
WASHINGTON—Ten minutes into oral arguments over whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to marry one another, a visibly confounded Supreme Court stopped legal proceedings Tuesday and ruled that gay marriage was “perfectly fine” and that the court could “care less who marries whom.”
“Yeah, of course gay men and women can get married. Who gives a shit?” said Chief Justice John Roberts, who interrupted attorney Charles Cooper’s opening statement defending Proposition 8, which rescinded same-sex couples’ right to marry in California. “Why are we even seriously discussing this?”
“Does anyone else up here care about this?” Roberts added as his eight colleagues began shaking their heads and saying, “No,” “Nah,” and “I also don’t care about this.” “Great. Same-sex marriage is legal in the United States of America. Do we have anything of actual import on the docket, or are we done for the day?”
Before Roberts officially ended proceedings, sources confirmed that all nine justices were reportedly dumbfounded, asking why the case was even coming before them and wondering aloud if some sort of mistake had been made. Calling marriage equality a “no-brainer,” members of the High Court appeared not just confused but irritated when Proposition 8 defenders argued that gay marriage was not a national issue but a state matter.
Moreover, when Attorney Cooper said that gay marriage could harm the moral fabric of the country and hurt the institution of marriage, Associate Justice Sotomayor asked, “What are you even talking about?” while Justice Anthony Kennedy reportedly muttered, “You got to be fucking kidding me,” under his breath.
“I have to interject, Mr. Cooper,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said as the attorney argued that the government has legitimate reasons to discourage same-sex couples from getting married. “Do you honestly care this much about this issue? Because if you do, you’re a real goddamn idiot. Actually, you sound as dumb as dog shit, and you are wasting our time.”
“Should gay marriage be legal?” Ginsburg continued. “Yes. Done. Case closed. Goodbye. Christ, were we seriously scheduled to spend the next few months debating this?”
Even the typically conservative wing of the court maintained that, despite their personal views, it would be “downright silly” for them to rule that same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
“I’m a strict Originalist, Mr. Cooper, and I’m looking at a 14th Amendment that forbids any state from denying any person equal protection of the law,” Associate Justice Antonin Scalia said. “So, unless we are the most uncivilized society on the face of God’s green earth, I think we can all agree that a gay person is in fact a person. So what I’m saying is, who the fuck are we to tell a person who he or she can get married to? This is dumb. Can we talk about a real case now, please?”
Before adjourning the court, Roberts said there would be no official opinion on the case because it’s just “common goddamn sense,” and then addressed gay men and women directly.
“Get married, don’t get married, do whatever you want,” Roberts said. “It’s the opinion of this court that we don’t give two shits what you do.”
“C’mon, let’s go get some food,” added Roberts, as the eight other justices followed him out the door.*WARNING: Explicit Language.... more
Excerpt: "Some think football players like me should just keep our mouths shut and focus on the game. But we're people first, and football players a distant second. Football is a big part of what we do, but a very small part of who we are. And historically, sports figures like Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King and Muhammad Ali have been powerful agents for social change. That's why the messages athletes send — including the way they treat others and the words they use — can influence many people, especially children.
"Believe it or not, conversations about issues like gay marriage take place in locker rooms every day. In many respects, the football locker room is a microcosm of society. While there is certainly an element of bravado in our sport, football players are not the meatheads many think we are. For some of my friends who raise personal objections to marriage equality, they still recognize the importance of being accepting. And many of them also recognize that regardless of what they choose to believe or practice at home or at their church, that doesn't give them the right to discriminate. I am encouraged by how I've seen such conversations evolve."Excerpt: "Some think football players like me should just keep our mouths shut... more
GOP waving white flag on gay marriage: V-LGBT Day is a landmark triumph in the culture wars | Scholars and RoguesIn other words, the battle for marriage equality is over. Sure, there’s some mopping up to do, and the flat-earthers in the more socially conservative parts of the country will fight on as long as anybody pays them any attention. But make no mistake: today we’re celebrating V-LGBT Day.
This is wonderful news, obviously. What rights and privileges our country accords its citizens, they should be accorded equally. No nation that calls itself a democracy can deny to one segment of its citizenry that which is granted to others, especially when the denial of these rights is based on factors over which people have no control. Factors like race, gender and sexual orientation, for instance. Especially when those being discriminated against are hurting no one. Especially when their behavior actually strengthens the social and economic fabric.In other words, the battle for marriage equality is over. Sure, there’s some... more
Yesterday’s Voting Rights Act Oral Argument : Shelby County Counsel Bert Rein Staggers Through Early Verbal Gauntlet Into Scalia’s and Alito’s Fond EmbraceOral argument or beatdown?
http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/yesterdays-voting-rights-act-oral-argument-shelby-county-counsel-bert-rein-staggers-through-early-verbal-gauntlet-into-scalias-and-alitos-fond-embrace/Oral argument or beatdown?... more
(Please Mr. President Don’t Patronize: Practice What You Preach) Obama, Civil Rights is About Legislation, Not AlliterationSeneca Falls, Stonewall, Selma? Barack Obama’s rhetoric rodeo won’t sucker us in the LGBT community againSeneca Falls, Stonewall, Selma? Barack Obama’s rhetoric rodeo won’t sucker... more
Each year on December 10th, human rights organisations mark International Human Rights Day. Witness has compiled 20 videos that have made a difference for Human Rights, either as evidence in trials, or to galvanise mass mobilisation or outrage.
See the link for all of the 20 videos or to suggest an important video Witness may have missed.
The featured video is described as the “most widely witnessed death in human history,” Neda Agha-Soltan’s death occurred during the 2009 Iranian Green Revolution. She was a bystander at a protest when she was shot by a sniper, and an anonymous bystander captured the moments with a cell phone video. The video spread around the world within hours, and she became a rallying cry for the opposition and a symbol of the power of citizen journalism. It also sparked controversy around the ethics of sharing user-generated footage and victims’ rights.
Warning - This video contains graphic violence.Each year on December 10th, human rights organisations mark International Human Rights... more
I want to talk to all You revolutionaries. You, who now are looking around You and thinking this is not how it should be. You who, regardless of who You blame for the problems of this planet, know that something is about to break.
Maybe You are tucking food and ammunition away, preparing. Most likely You are just going about Your day, watching the web, and saying, “We have to do something.”
Something is VERY wrong with the picture.
I watch as this solution to that problem is suggested – and yeah, maybe that might bandaid that problem – but there are other symptoms that crop up, and then We, to mix metaphors, have to put that fire out. Quick! What size bandaid do We need, and what shape, what contour? And underlying virtually all of these sores in Our society, diverse as it is, on this planet I see a common infection.
Point blank, the infection that drains Humans of creative – and yes, loving – behavior is the need for money. I see People behave badly in so many ways, trying to find ways to enhance Their money. Most don’t, as a rule, making do but maybe contemplating what it would be like if They robbed a bank and got away with it. What would They do with all that money?
So not only do We have to come up with bandaids, We have to be able to afford them – which leads to wrong sized bandaids, or no bandaid at all. And within this the need for money, We have a very few on this planet sucking Us for all We are worth. Add to that there is evidence that They also are not interested in the global welfare of Humanity.
So… Let’s take a look at money. Is there a way to eliminate the need for it?
Let’s ask the question, what function does money play in Our social interaction? Surely We measure “success” by the quantity One can accumulate of it. Its main function, however, is to allow Us to conveniently move the products of Human and “external” energy between Us.
Human energy is used in services, in labor, and in what I call documenting – dealing with red tape, creating receipts, keeping books, accounting for this currency. “External” energy is, of course, all the other sources of energy: coal, gas, oil, wood, etc.
This makes sense if You think of the first hunter, gatherer, fisher, farmer, miner, builder… In each case, Human energy is put forth in a meaningful way and the product represents that energy, with the meaning giving it value. Everything They used was free – the bows, the baskets, the rods, the seeds and soil and sun and rain, the picks – were created with free stuff through Human energy meaningfully expended so as to collect the free goods (with more meaningful energy expended).
Because the product of meaningful energy expended was scarce, compared to all One might want to accomplish, We placed the value We did on what We produced. Out of this grew the exchange of the products – whether services or tangible. From this We can see that 100% of the cost of anything is the cost of energy, whether Human or “external.”
When trade and barter became too cumbersome, tokens began being used, and more convenient tokens were devised as time went on. Shells, beads, coins, bills, checks, electronic funds – all tokens of this meaningful energy expended.
Throughout the history We have on this planet, there has been the presumption that energy is scarce. This has affected the way in which Our society has grown. For instance, when Humans began to be used as the energy source along the assembly line, the “work ethic” sprouted up to keep Us believing that a handful of tokens was Our just due for doing Our duty to the system, keeping it going. In fact, We have become slaves of this system.
Until recently, the energy scarcity has been a yoke on Humanity, in the form of money, and the symptoms of wearing that yoke are many. Poverty and privilege, oppression, wage/debt slavery, greed, a banking system that is out of control, and war profiteering. With accumulations of money comes power – in fact, power over Others is merely another form of money, leading Us to the equation, money=power=energy.
Now, for the first time in Our given history, We have access to the energy pool We swim in – the so-called “Dark” Energy, also called zero point energy, radiant energy (Tesla), orgone (Reich), “vacuum” energy, plenum energy, and other such names. The methods of extracting this energy, however, have been hidden and suppressed.
Because the power “elite” know Their power depends on energy scarcity – which begs for a system to account for it, and thus money (and thus power over Others) – They hide any technologies that offer free energy. If we had free energy flowing, the cost of things would be vastly cheaper as the cost of “external” energy is removed all down the production line.
Another development We are just now seeing is the great advancement in robotics. We are at the point where all necessary work no One WANTS to do can be done by robot. If free energy took the bulk of the cost of things away, making robots affordable, and We built robots for all the necessary work no One WANTS to do (or not enough People), We can remove the cost of Human energy – and this will make everything…free.
We Humans will readily do things We WANT to do for merely the social currency it brings Us: appreciation, thanks, lauds, fame, recognition, attention, and Self-satisfaction.
And so… Rather than Us dividing on the issues of what bandaid in what shape, size and contour We should be placing on what societal sore, I call for a solidarity in doing all We can to strip the “elite” of Their power over Others – by working to release free energy extraction methods from secrecy, and building robots. Yes, We CAN get rid of the NEED for money.
Let’s break out of the old paradigm and institute simple societal seeds for a healthy society to emerge from.
For more detail please see:
1. The Foundation: http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/the-end-of-entropy-a-look-at-our-entropic-world-and-the-evidence
2. Governance: http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/stigmergic-governance-via-the-web
3. A Plan: http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/t-a-p-you-re-it
4. Another approach: http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/if-you-control-the-gold-and-money-is-tied-to-gold-you-control-the
5. Info about one hidden free energy method: http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/electrogravitics-a-simplified-description
6. The Ethical Planetarian: http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/the-ethical-planetarian-party-platform
Let Us go a new direction on this planet and solve all issues related to money – which is at least 98% of the problems We see. First step: Spread awareness of this solution to the tipping point.I want to talk to all You revolutionaries. You, who now are looking around You and... more
American citizens, business, and the world enjoy the fruits of entrepreneurial innovation incubated by our government programs and laws. The dual role of government as both business incubator and alleged “regulatory strangler” began during the Civil War. The audacity of Obama’s hope is minuscule compared to the hubris of Lincoln’s ideal to preserve the Union. President Lincoln’s policies essentially pivoted the perception of the federal government from that of a caretaker to being seen as a vehicle of change.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=45097American citizens, business, and the world enjoy the fruits of entrepreneurial... more
this IS the civil rights issue of our time.
go here: thefour.com and watch the videos. and be sure to watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfLa1-2zBuI&feature=colikethis IS the civil rights issue of our time. go here: thefour.com and watch the... more
LIKE YOU AND OTHER AMERICANS, I love my country, its wonderful people, its boundless energy, its creativity in so many fields, its natural beauty, its many gifts to the world, and the freedom it has given us to express ourselves. So we should all be angry, profoundly angry, when we consider what has happened to our country and what that neglect could mean for our children and grandchildren.
How can we gauge what has happened to America in the past few decades and where we stand today? One way is to look at how America now compares with other countries in key areas. The group of twenty advanced democracies—the major countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, the Nordic countries, Canada, and others—can be thought of as our peer nations. Here’s what we see when we look at these countries. To our great shame, America now has
• the highest poverty rate, both generally and for children;
• the greatest inequality of incomes;
• the lowest social mobility;
• the lowest score on the UN’s index of “material well-being of children”;
• the worst score on the UN’s Gender Inequality Index;
• the highest expenditure on health care as a percentage of GDP, yet all this money accompanied by the highest infant mortality rate, the highest prevalence of mental health problems, the highest obesity rate, the highest percentage of people going without health care due to cost, the highest consumption of antidepressants per capita, and the shortest life expectancy at birth;
• the next-to-lowest score for student performance in math and middling performance in science and reading;
• the highest homicide rate;
• the largest prison population in absolute terms and per capita;
• the highest carbon dioxide emissions and the highest water consumption per capita;
• the lowest score on Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (except for Belgium) and the largest ecological footprint per capita (except for Denmark);
• the lowest spending on international development and humanitarian assistance as a percentage of national income (except for Japan and Italy);
• the highest military spending both in total and as a percentage of GDP; and
• the largest international arms sales.
Our politicians are constantly invoking America’s superiority and exceptionalism. True, the data is piling up to confirm that we’re Number One, but in exactly the way we don’t want to be—at the bottom.
These deplorable consequences are not just the result of economic and technological forces over which we have no control. They are the results of conscious political decisions made over several decades by both Democrats and Republicans who have had priorities other than strengthening the well-being of American society and our environment. Many countries, obviously, took a different path—one that was open to us as well.
I wish that were all the bad news. Unfortunately, international comparisons only give us a glimpse of what we now face. They miss many of the most important challenges, including in the critical areas of social conditions, national security, and politics. I will spare you the litany of environmental bad news; most of you have already heard it.
When it comes to social conditions, it’s important to recognize that nearly 50 million Americans now live in poverty—one in six. If you’re in poverty in America, you’re living on less than $400 per week for a family of four. Poverty is the bleeding edge of a more pervasive American shortcoming—massive economic insecurity. About half of American families now live paycheck to paycheck, are financially fragile, and earn less than needed to cover basic living expenses, let alone save for the future.
Back in 1928, right before the Great Depression, the richest 1 percent of Americans received 24 percent of the country’s total income. Starting with the New Deal, public policy favored greater equality and a strong middle class, so that by 1976, the share of the richest 1 percent of households had dropped to 9 percent. But then the great re-redistribution began in the 1980s, so that by 2007, right before the Great Recession, the richest 1 percent had regained its 1928 position—with 24 percent of income.
As for national security, the U.S. now spends almost as much on the military as the rest of the world combined. If one totals military and other U.S. security spending, the total easily climbs to over $1 trillion annually, about two-thirds of all discretionary federal spending. In what has been called a key feature of the American Empire, America now garrisons the world. Although the Pentagon officially reports that we maintain a mere 660 military bases in 38 countries, if one adds the unreported bases in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere, there are likely as many as 1,000 U.S. military sites around the world. By 2010, we had covert operations deployed in an estimated 40 percent of the world’s 192 nations. On the home front, in 2010, the Washington Post reported that the top-secret world the government created in response to 9/11 now contains some 1,300 government entities and 1,900 private companies all working on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security, and intelligence in some 10,000 locations across the United States.
http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6681/LIKE YOU AND OTHER AMERICANS, I love my country, its wonderful people, its boundless... more
Black Harvard Grad Student Thrown out of White Only Bar
Civil rights activists staged a protest in Houston on Tuesday, after an unarmed man in a wheelchair was shot dead by police at a care home for the mentally ill.
Members of the National Black United Front marched in front of city hall and joined with other local pressure groups in demanding an independent investigation into the shooting.
At around 2am on Saturday, police were called to the Healing Hands Assisted Home Care house, about a mile south-east of downtown Houston, after a resident became agitated because he was refused cigarettes and soda.
According to a police statement, Brian Claunch grew violent and threatened to kill two patrolmen and others in the home. He "waved a shiny object in his hand in their direction" and attempted to stab one of the officers, at which point the other officer, Matthew Marin, shot Claunch. The shiny object proved to be a ballpoint pen.
More at link
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/25/protests-houston-police-shoot-unarmed-man-wheelchairCivil rights activists staged a protest in Houston on Tuesday, after an unarmed man in... more
And he doesn't go easy on the Maryland state delegatem Emmett C. Burns Jr., who wrote to the Ravens' owner, urging him to "inhibit such expressions from your employee." [of football player Brendon Ayanbadejo, who voiced support of a Maryland initiative that would legalize gay marriage]
From Chris Kluwe's letter to Emmett C. Burns Jr:
"Dear Emmett C. Burns Jr.,
I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of Maryland's state government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level. The views you espouse neglect to consider several fundamental key points, which I will outline in great detail (you may want to hire an intern to help you with the longer words):
1. As I suspect you have not read the Constitution, I would like to remind you that the very first, the VERY FIRST Amendment in this founding document deals with the freedom of speech, particularly the abridgment of said freedom. By using your position as an elected official (when referring to your constituents so as to implicitly threaten the Ravens organization) to state that the Ravens should "inhibit such expressions from your employees," more specifically Brendon Ayanbadejo, not only are you clearly violating the First Amendment, you also come across as a narcissistic fromunda stain. What on earth would possess you to be so mind-boggingly stupid? It baffles me that a man such as yourself, a man who relies on that same First Amendment to pursue your own religious studies without fear of persecution from the state, could somehow justify stifling another person's right to speech. To call that hypocritical would be to do a disservice to the word. Mindfucking obscenely hypocritical starts to approach it a little bit.
2. "Many of your fans are opposed to such a view and feel it has no place in a sport that is strictly for pride, entertainment, and excitement." Holy fucking shitballs. Did you seriously just say that, as someone who's "deeply involved in government task forces on the legacy of slavery in Maryland"? Have you not heard of Kenny Washington? Jackie Robinson? As recently as 1962 the NFL still had segregation, which was only done away with by brave athletes and coaches daring to speak their mind and do the right thing, and you're going to say that political views have "no place in a sport"? I can't even begin to fathom the cognitive dissonance that must be coursing through your rapidly addled mind right now; the mental gymnastics your brain has to tortuously contort itself through to make such a preposterous statement are surely worthy of an Olympic gold medal (the Russian judge gives you a 10 for "beautiful oppressionism")."
The rest of the letter at link. You will probably want to read it. It does not let up on the idiot control freak whiny assed GOP delegate from Maryland. It's blunt and worth a look, maybe you'll even share it with others.And he doesn't go easy on the Maryland state delegatem Emmett C. Burns Jr., who... more
Those who attacked Palestinians in central Jerusalem claimed they wanted to prevent them from speaking to Jewish girls. The fear of interracial relations once found only in the fringes of the right are now turning into a legitimate, mainstream political issue in national-religious circles.
Jerusalem Police are still carrying out arrests of suspects – mostly teenagers – in Friday’s shocking attack that took place in the city’s center. A few dozen Israeli Jews beat up three Palestinians, leaving one gravely injured and still hospitalized. According to several testimonies, the attackers also tried to interfere with medical treatment being provided to the wounded. At least one of the suspects was quoted in the Jewish media expressing regret that he and his friends weren’t able to kill their victim.
The event happened only several hours after a firebomb was thrown at a Palestinian taxi, leaving six people wounded. The events were unrelated, but they brought back fears of Jewish terrorism against Palestinians. As Roi Maor notes, unlike Palestinian attacks on Jews, attacks by Jews are under-reported, under-investigated, and under-prosecuted by the authorities.
The latest attack was rightly condemned by left-wing and (few) right-wing politicians. Less discussed was the motive given by some of the suspects for their attempted lynch. According to an eyewitness account published by Yedioth Ahronoth, the attackers claimed that the Palestinians tried to talk to a Jewish girl. Other reports claimed the attack had to do with the desire to prevent contact between Palestinian teenagers and Jewish girls.
Full Story: http://972mag.com/the-holy-war-against-arab-jewish-relations-and-the-jerusalem-lynch/54198/Those who attacked Palestinians in central Jerusalem claimed they wanted to prevent... more
Fifty years after marching in Macon, Georgia with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to achieve the right to vote in the United States, the 93 year old Ms. Applewhite has been reliving the fight to overcome discriminatory voting practices in her current home city of Philadelphia.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=41216Fifty years after marching in Macon, Georgia with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to... more
The government of Georgia not only brought physical and emotional harm to my family but they refuse to pay for those injuries. I took part in a documentary called LAWLESS AMERICA THE MOVIE. It is a film about government corruption. The local news media would not cover anyone's story of government corruption in the state of Georgia so Bill Windsor decided to cover those stories himself, not only did he cover the Georgia victims stories of government corruption, mine included, he is now traveling all 50 states to get stories from around the US.
The state of Georgia is very corrupt they have committed a tort and discriminated against my family and they refuse to pay the claim I brought against their state of Georgia agency, oh they can afford to pay the claim but they don't want to because they are crooked and do not care about the harm they did to this minority family. Even so I will still continue to fight for justice until my family gets justice.
GEORGIA DOAS MUST RE-OPEN MY CLAIM FOR RE-INVESTIGATION BECAUSE THEIR INSURED GA DCA ATTEMPTED SETTLEMENT WITH ME IN APRIL 2012 AND THAT ACT IS ACCEPTING LIABILITY. Here is the email I sent back to GA DCA's insurer after I received an email from GA DOAS stating they refuse to re-open my insurance claim for re-investigation when they know that GA DCA is liable and the previous adjuster was partial to the state of Georgia, they have to re-open and re-investigate and they can't go by what an adjuster said in 2011 because that adjuster never told me why she denied the claim she just said they won't accept liability...THAT is not good enough GA DOAS better give me a REASON why because just saying no is not good enough in insurance investigations, I am gonna keep on demanding they re-open my claim until they re-open my claim and do the right thing and pay the claim to compensate my family for what their insured GA DCA in Tort and Discrimination:SEE EMAIL
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM
To: "McKinney, Mark" , "A. Watkins" , William Windsor
Georgia Department of Administrative Services
200 Piedmont Avenue SE, Suite 1804,
West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-9010
Fact: HUD does not handle torts.
HUD does not have authority to decide if a tort / personal injury has been comitted against a party. I can however use the HUD email as evidence of GA DCA attempting settlement with me thru a HUD official being a third party in settlement talks this proves that no one forced GA DCA to get involved in settlement attempts with me, it was a 100% voluntary act by GA DCA officials to attempt settlement, this very
fact validates my claims that GA DCA attempted to settle my same claims of tort and discrimination that Pat Sanders denied back in 2011.
GA DCA on their own accepted liability for my family's tort and even the discrimination claims the day they tried to settle my claims against them in April 2012. That is strong evidence enough to have my claim reopened, GA DCA acknowledged they were liable, no government office would never ever attempt settlement if they were not liable for the claims brought against them, the landlord of that rental home in
Bremen, GA allowed "GA DCA to inspect his home in order for GA DCA to determine if his rental home was safe for my family to live in under the HQS, Karen Loveless's job was to find dangers within that home, she inspected the home twice and missed serious issues in the home and on the property BEFORE we moved in, Karen Loveless in her failure to inspect the home properly made GA DCA liable for her negligence and or incompetence by signing a rental contract with the landlord deeming his home safe for my family to move in when in fact it was not safe.
LaRuth Holloway stated that the home did not meet even the minimum housing quality standard HQS while we we living in the home due to LaRuth Holloway not issuing a 24 hr voucher to move something she should have done since the home had major safety issues, this is the same rental Karen Loveless inspected and passed as safe. This is also the same rental home that Karen Loveless spoke to LaRuth Holloway about in the email message in which she stated:
" I am not a septic tank specialist and I would not know if one is working correctly or not", that was Loveless's job to know if the septic is working correctly, and to see if mold was present due to leaks in the home, and find any other hazard in the home, it was her job, not mine, and she did not do the job required of her and with that she put my family in a dangerous rental and brought liability on GA DCA, liability GA DCA even acknowledge and tried to compensate thru settlement talks with me. LaRuth Holloway on the other hand made GA
DCA liable the day she attempted to cover up the wrong doings of those 4 employees she supervised, both of these issues of tort and discrimination were exactly what GA DCA attempted settlement with me for, they knew they were liable for personal injury and also discrimination by some of its employees. GA DCA knew that actual physical injury was brought on my family thru acts of its employees.
Fact: The state of Georgia accepted liability the day (GA) DCA
attempted to settle my claim against them in April 2012 thru
settlement talks concerning my claims against GA DCA from 2009 and 2010 for tort and discrimination, claims that also included personal injury in that GA DCA caused my youngest child injury and aggravated my pre-existing medical conditions all are tort claims GA DCA were aware of when they attempted settlement with me in April 2012.
(GA) DOAS has no other choice but to reopen my claim against GA DCA and also include the fact my child is now on permanent medication for breathing issues due to GA DCA employee negligence and and the fact that GA DCA exposed my child to septic gas and mold spore when she was
6 years old and while her lungs were still developing.
As GA DCA's insurer GA DOAS has an obligation to compensate the very same claims your insured attempted to settle with me in April 2012. Again I am requesting that you reopen the claim I have against GA DCA.
If you require additional information to assist you in reviewing this claim you can contact me at this email address.
Sonya Braxton Claim # LI11229215
On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 10:04 AM, McKinney, Mark
> We have received your request to reopen claim file number LI11229215. Please
> be advised we are standing on the denial letter that was sent 05-11-2011. I
> have reviewed all of the information and am in agreement with the denial of
> liability. Therefore, we will not be reopening this file.
> Thank you.
> Mark A. McKinney
> Liability Program Officer
> Department of Administrative Services
> Risk Management
> 404-656-4817 Direct Line
> 404-657-1188 Fax
> "Please assist us in continously improving service to you, our customer!
> go to http://howsmyservice.ga.gov/ and rate the service you have just
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