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Doug Franks joins us this evening to discuss the owning of other human beings caught in the guardianship system.
Florida, a state that epitomizes modern day human trafficking, is seeing some movement in political cirlces as committee members and politicians try to figure out how to pretend they didn't know and then proceed to pretend to do something about it.
While there may be those who earnestly want to see the system changed, there is too much money, power and greed that will see to it that nothing changes.
Guardianship abuse is virulent in Florida. The ownership of other human beings so that their estates can be accessed and stolen is epidemic. This isn't family members, it isn't those who should have inherited the estate who commit these crimes against the elderly. It is professional predators in the system who make their living preying on the vulnerable, and this is done with the full cooperation of probate courts.
Everybody has their fingers in the estate pie.
Another case of intentional interference and judicial corruption coming out of Tennessee. Renate Arnold, a German immigrant is mounting a formidable defense against agency and state actors who forcibly removed her 20 yr. old daughter from her care and placed her in a guardianship. Her daughter Lisa exhibits Down's syndrome and although Lisa was never abused or neglected, charges were levied against Renate, her mother, also claiming sexual molestation and abuse. Not one party to this witch hunt have produced one iota of evidence to substantiate any of the charges levied againt the mother.
Join us as Dr. Bryan Ennis, advocate and friend of Renate talks about the perils of being in the court of the infamous Judge Randy Kennedy.
Marcia Southwick joins us this evening to discuss new laws being promoted in several states claiming to reform predatory guardianships, perpetrated by professional predators operating through and with the probate courts.
As an example: SB 634 from Florida, sponsored by Senator Brandes appears on the surface to deal with the failure to submit timely audits of the victims estate. A careful reading of the opening paragraph, lines 1-32 makes clear that this new statute would apply only to NON-Professionals....in other words, family members or anyone not working in a professional capacity in guardianship. Anyone not working under protection of the probate court, the BAR Association, The National Guardianship Association or any other association that operates as a protection racket for professional predators.
This should be a revealing discussion on what is intentionally omitted from bills, what is written to appear as a major change when in fact it is nothing more than a furtherance of protection for those gaming the system while targeting families and friends.
We will take calls in the second hour.
Our guest for this evening had to cancel at the last minute, so we will be covering some news on guardianship that has occurred over the last few weeks and will take a few calls.
Also: News about a new ruling on those administrative appointee's they want us to call "judge".
We will be talking at some length about ABC News coverage, and the progress that has been made as a result of this coverage.
I want to thank everyone for their kindness over these last few weeks. Hopefully by this next week we will be up and running as usual.
Join us Tuesday evenings at 8:CST to discuss the growing issue of Guardianship Abuse. Sara Harvey will join us to update on her battle to save her husband. People across the country have had to face the unethical and immoral appointment of total strangers as guardians over their family members life, assets and medical treatment. These individuals have no connection to the patient and in most cases, no concern for their ongoing health and treatment. Guardianship amounts to giving another person ownership of another. The law is used to steal money, assets and anything else of value from the vulnerable client. Once the assets are depleted...the patient no longer has any value to the guardian. What happens then?
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Lory grew up in the 1970's in a middle-class family in the beautiful state of Washington. Life was good, but not perfect. After school she would gather up some drinks and snacks and hide out in her room playing Glen Campbell's music. Her abusive step-father left her alone when Glen was playing. As an adult, she found herself in some unhappy relationships, but she overcame them and was blessed with two beautiful, smart daughters and two grandchildren.
After her father's death, Lory moved to another state to start anew. She began teaching medical classes for a private college, and did so for ten years before being let go with several of her co-workers. Her disabilities became too severe for her to work, but she donates her time, when physically able, at her local senior center. Lory has always been concerned about elders and the loneliness and abuse that so many of them suffer. She is ultimately concerned that no one is a voice for them.
When Lory heard that Glen Campbell, the man who had saved her childhood, protecting her from the abuses of her step father, had been institutionalized, she began looking into things and reading articles and realizing that pieces didn't seem to fit. Now she works hard to uncover all the disturbing facts about Glen. She also runs a growing Facebook page - called Glen Campbell is loved - where people remember and praise Glen, worry about Glen, and get strength and support from one another while providing care to their own loved ones with Alzheimer's.
This evening, in the spirit of moving forward in a positive fashion, I am happy to have Jim Fargiano as my guest. Jim is the author of "The Spoken Words of Spirit".
"This book is a condensed work of many messages that have been received from Spirit over the years. As the author of this book it is important for you to know that I have found that there is something for everyone in the thoughtful and meaningful words that are conveyed. Many readers have told me that the book gives them a feeling of peace and contentment"
From his website: www.jimfargiano.com is this statement:
"We can be angered and enraged, feel emotionally scarred and hurt, but all energies should be put towards rebuilding our reality of a peace-loving life. Use our focus to help, not hinder, a healing. This is a hard task and well recognized that it may be difficult to achieve, but know this: God and Spirit worked tirelessly in the moments leading to this act of free will to insulate and protect as many as possible."
It is hoped that this broadcast will be useful in helping the victims of guardianship abuse refocus their energy and to move forward in a positive manner, and helping them to regain their personal power.
Join us tonight as we discuss various laws that are surfacing in several states that address the targeting and exploitation of elderly individuals who have sizeable assets. This exploitation is NOT done by family members or friends. It is perpetrated by professionals who operate under the protection of the BAR Association and facilitated by probate court judges. In less than 5% of the cases of exloitation is the involvement of family members. 95% of the time on average, it is by professional strangers to the victim and family.
As billions are stolen annually by predatory guardians and immoral attorney's, our legislative representatives feign ignorance of the theft and exploitation. In a few cases, there appears to be some movement towards ending the exploitation.....at least by family members. The professional predators appear to be untouchable.
We will take call-ins after the first 1/2 hour. Calls must be limited to the discussion at hand.
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Tonight's special guest is Vanessa McNeal from Cedar Falls, Iowa, 22, a child abuse and sexual assault survivor, NAASCA activist and documentary filmmaker. Her goal is to help other people heal and to spread awareness on the issues of child abuse and trauma. NAASCA needs MORE young folks in recovery like Vanessa! Growing up, Vanessa a lot of family violence until she was around five years old. Her father would leave the house voluntarily or because her mom would kick him out because of the fighting. "That left me and my older sister home alone with my mom who was very involved in the party scene," she writes. "I wasn't taken to school regularly so I became far behind in school to the point where I had to be placed in a special class for kids that were behind." Vanessa goes on, "Due to the lack of parental supervision I was placed in compromising positions with compromising people. I was exposed to men and drugs. There was a lot of DHS involvement and police intervention. My needs were not met adequately." Her grandmother eventually gained custody of all four siblings. "I was molested by my 2 older female cousins and by my older sister. There were times I went years without talking to my mother. We eventually began having a consistent healthy relationship around late high school." Vanessa's doing better now. "I struggled most of my life thinking that no one would want or desire me because I thought my own mom did not." She concludes, "I am in a wonderful place in my life right now and I have never been happier."
Meet Jill Hendrickson:
Author, speaker and Transformational writing mentor Jill Hendrickson helps women find the gift in their traumatic experiences and turn their "mess" into their ultimate success. As the creator of the "From Trauma to Triumph" program, she specializes in helping women turn their setback into their comeback using writing as a tool for healing.
Jill started her career as a reporter on Capitol Hill and was first woman to sit on the copy desk of The Japan Times newspaper in Tokyo. She has worked for the Associated Press and in radio and TV and currently teaches writing at the university level. Jill has lived all over the world and served clients from North America to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. As a survivor of domestic violence, she understands how difficult it is to bounce back from trauma AND how to use a devastating experience to lift yourself higher and shoot you towards your goal. To that end, she has started a movement to help 1 million women worldwide use their setback as the launching pad to their comeback using writing as a tool for healing. It's her intention that women empower themselves and even be able to create a new and exciting career through sharing their stories to impact and inspire others.
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SPECIAL TOPIC Night - OPEN MIKE SHOW - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. This will be an open topic, Q & A discussion-style show, one without as clearly defined specific issues as our regular "For Our Kids" episodes. The "open mike" style show is looser than the planned ones we've been doing in this series, but we're hoping to attract call-in participants who wish to talk about their experience in dealing with "the system." Many of the institutions designed to serve and protect our children are in need of close scrutiny and examinations. Others are, in fact, denying the civil rights of our children. Some may need to be dismantled completely, replaced with organizations that actually have the needs of our kids, not themselves, at their core. There's been a lot of unnecessary suffering due to the fact that many such groups have commonly operated in an almost untouchable position in North America for decades, as if they were "above the law" .. and this has to stop. ~~ We're pleased "For Our Kids" co-host Deborah Maddison will be back for the next show. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tonight's special guests are Alan and Barbara Cohen from Connecticut, husband and wife. He's an attorney and author (aka Avi Morris) who's written about the experience of being a foster father in his book "Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young". Barbara's a now-retired teacher, a middle-school language arts and literacy specialist who continues to teach adult literacy classes. It was her observations of children being removed from abusive homes that led the couple to become foster parents. They began fostering teens after their own three sons were grown and on their own. Their experience with a girl and her sister became the models for the novel's main characters, which has led them to become speakers at various foster care foster care and child abuse advocacy groups. Alan and Barbara's family has not been immune from the ravages of child abuse and trauma. Their niece survived the abuses of her grandfather, but is now a major success story. There were extreme bumps along the way, including she and her younger brother becoming wards of the state after falling into drug abuse. She attempted suicide twice before age 17, and was sent to a year long rehab. When she emerged she was dedicated to sobriety, finished high school with a GED, and got straight "A"s in a community college. Her brother, who Alan and Barbara fostered, is the other side of the coin. He is still struggling with drug abuse and in the process lost an academic scholarship to a good university. "In the meantime," Alan reports, "the grandfather's abuse pretty well tore apart the whole immediate family. There are many victims of one person's abuse."