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  • 02:01

    Guardianship abuse: New laws coming to protect the predators

    in Family

    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.


     

  • 02:11

    Dr. Sam Sugar and Debby Valdez of G.R.A.D.E on Florida Guardianship HB5

    in Business

    Join Candy with special guests, Dr. Sam Sugar of Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship and Debby Valdez of G.R.A.D.E, as we discuss House Bill 5, a guardianship bill sponsored by Senator Kathleen Passidomo. This bill is so controversial that Proponents and Opponents are deeply divided. Dr. Sam Sugar has been involved with lawmakers since the inception of HB5 and joins us to provide valuable insight on the Bill's history and prognosis.

  • 01:27

    Guardianship Abuse

    in Politics

    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.

  • 01:27

    Guardianship abuse---Open Mic night

    in Politics

    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.


     


     


     



     

  • 01:58

    Owning another human being: Guardianship abuse

    in Politics

    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.
     

  • 01:57

    iAdvocate Ladies ~ Beverly Newman Shares A Miracle of Guardianship

    in Business

    Join Candice Schwager and Kris Hood at 6:00 pm CST / 7:00 est as Beverly Newman shares a true miracle story with us in guardianship. Oxymoron? Not this time. The irony is baffling to the mind, but  Beverly Newman's father, Al Katz, could escape the Nazi Holocaust only to end up in guardianship starving to death decades, later as he prepared for his golden years in Sunny Florida and ended up in guardianship gulag. Katz was literally within a few heart beats of death when God stepped in and brought him back from the brink. His loving daughter, Beverly, has an amazing story, that will leave you believing there's still HOPE for so many, possibly your family members. Beverly's story is remarkable. She paints a picture that is well over a 1000 words to take your breath away. Sunday is reserved for the ladies of iAdvocate Radio so join us gals!  It's ladies night out!!!

  • 01:30

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1086

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest guest is Chuck Prinzen from Fairfield California, a survivor and activist who, as an educator, has worked with youth for many years. His current project, Me Inc Now, is being developed to offer guidance to teens (and their parents). Chuck says whet he survived "cycles of life," and says his story of abuse is no different than many others who have experienced abuse, the same torment, pain, feelings of loneliness and despair. "My journey from nothingness to a fulfilling life was not altered by one specific event," he writes, "but a series of events over many years, change came one thought at a time. It was not till I was older that I could clearly see the past; they say that hindsight is twenty-twenty, mine was not, it was blurry." He goes on, "The first step to seeing the past clearly was when a kindhearted gift of love was given to me by a stranger." Chuck's principal goal to help instill self-worth, self-esteem, and self-respect in today's youth, and that's that Me.Inc.Now (me expressing I need change now) is all about! The mission of Me.Inc.Now is to instill self-worth, self-esteem, and self-respect in today's youth. A brighter future can be achieved by incorporating cultural change in our youth of today through understanding lessons of the past to bridge the ever growing generation gap. Change is built upon a foundation of communication, listening, and love. Me.Inc.Now is committed to inspiring positive thoughts and breaking cycles of anger and resentment that prevent young individuals from being the best version of themselves. "I am thankful for learning that “love” is most the powerful tool in my emotional toolbox," Chuck writes, no more sorrow and loneliness, no more bruises, no more pain, no more fear.

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1085

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Jay Lore from Laurel. Maryland, child abuse survivor and author  of the book "Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes You Learn: How I went to a party one night for twenty years and lived to tell about it." Jay is transgendered from woman to man, and agrees this was a part of his recovery, of "being comfortable living inside his own skin." That wasn't always the case. "I was 4 years old when it started, I don't know at what age the physicality stopped. I was 32 when I first spoke it out loud to someone." Because of the abuse, Jay turned to drugs early on. "I did my first drugs at age 11. LSD, to be exact. It escalated from there. In group my councilor used to get me to read my drug list because it was so extensive and there were things she'd never heard of. There were three suicide attempts. "I was a cutter. I loved the feel of the blade, the sting as it pierced my skin, the pain told me I was able to feel .. something. I lost my kids." Eventually Jay called an 800 drug line. That was in 1987, and Jay's been clean now for over 28 years. "I've been telling my story every chance I get," he says, "to anyone who will listen and some who don't want to hear it." He offers his book for free. Jay now lives with his oldest daughter and her family. He attends and serves at church faithfully. "It's about reaching that one someone that needs to hear my story as only I can tell it. To get that one to realize there is hope and love and light. And most importantly, that they need never walk alone again." 

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1082

    in Self Help

    Q & A Night - Call in .. ask questions .. Tonight's THEME: How bullying behaviors can lead to abusive behaviors. NAASCA family member Mary Romero from Richmond, VA, an abuse survivor herself, will lead the discussion about bullying. We are consistently hearing about bullying in our schools, nearly on a daily basis. It has become an epidemic. When bullying behaviors goes un-checked, they can lead to abusive behaviors whether in children or adults alike. There have been far too many children who have taken their own lives due to being bullied and this evening's discussion will help give us the information and tools that parents can use in helping their children deal with bullying and it's negative effects. Now an anti-child abuse advocate, Mary is a Life Coach and author of the book "The Breakdown of an All-American Family: an autobiography of child abuse domestic violence and recovery." She'll soon be coming out with a follow-up book, "Repurposing Your Pain," meant to help survivors learn to become thrivers! ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1083

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Olivia Martinez from Pico Rivera, CA, child abuse survivor and Employment Coordinator at the California Department of Rehabilitation who says she always aims at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Immigrating from Mexico in the 60's her family lived in the largely Latino East LA area. Her father was a blue collar worker who suffered from alcoholism. "I always felt alone," she wrote. But her mother spend the majority of her time dealing with her father's alcoholism. Olivia was repeatedly sexually abused by a cousin, eight years older than her. The first incident of this was when she was about three, but the last time was in adulthood. "I grew up eating my anxiety away and reached 375 pounds in adulthood. I was fat and felt like a monster." Eventually she began working on herself. "I had gastric bypass and lost all my excess weight. I began kick boxing I learned how to physically to not let anyone hurt me gain. The recovery period has been long and imperfect." Olivia began therapy for the first time when unsuccessfully trying to prevent a break up with her boyfriend, but eventually found more appropriate help at the East Los Angeles Woman Center where they assist woman who have been sexually and/or physically abused. "I have developed a more keen relationship with myself," she says, "and continue to work on me and my developmental stages and inner conflict I go through every day. I now am ready to let the world know my story and take what happened to me and embrace all the good things of who I am. I am preparing to finally forgive men in general for what one man did to me, and I want to one day forgive him for changing the course of my life and introducing a struggle that will never go away."

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1080

    in Self Help

    Tonight's was originally planned to be a show dedicated to a special guest. But instead there was a robust discussion of a variety of topics, chiefly about the how media covers (and doesn't cover) the issues of child abuse and trauma. We also talked about the important role played by reliable government statistics. Criticism of how media and government presentations was directed at our ability as a group to impress upon the general public that the issues we cover, child abuse and trauma, are as important to them as almost anything else we consider a priority to address in America. Bill Murray, NAASCA founder, was joined by Carol Levine from New Jersey, our cio-host, and by Max "from Montana." Tonight's show featured NAASCA panelist's thoughts and ideas about how to engage the public and provide resources, services and programs to anyone with an interest in fighting against child abuse and trauma.