From FB: Anyone surprised? All 4 WV judges subject to impeachment for corruption

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/all-west-virginia-s-supreme-court-justices-impeached-over-spending-n900461

All of West Virginia’s Supreme Court justices impeached over spending

Lawmakers approved an article they had abused their authority and failed to control office expenses, including $1 million in renovations to offices.
by Associated Press /  / Updated 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia lawmakers completed the extraordinary move of impeaching all four state Supreme Court justices Monday night for spending issues, including a suspended justice facing a 23-count federal indictment.

The state House of Delegates voted to impeach Justice Allen Loughry on eight articles, setting the stage for a trial in the state Senate.

Beth Walker became the final justice to be impeached when an article was approved stating all four justices abused their authority. It said they failed to control office expenses, including more than $1 million in renovations to their individual offices, and not maintaining policies…

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From MG: On the Bradley Amendment and child support obligations: is it all fair?

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 Bradley Amendment (Federal Law:  Public Act 99-509 (42 U.S.C. § 666 – yes, I appreciate the irony of the number 666 as the sign of the Beast/Devil), and its effect on Child Support.

Quickly, here is what the Devil’s Law (okay, I’m pushing the irony envelope here), I mean Bradley Amendment does:

-Automatically triggers a lien each time child support is due.  That means, if you miss 3 payments, you have three separate liens against you.  Each occurring on the date that the child support is due.  The obligee does not have to do ANYTHING to initiate the lien.  It’s an automatic judgement against the obligor, as if you got sued 3 times and lost 3 times.

-Since it is non-expiring, it never ends.  It does not matter if you are 95 on Social Security eating dog food; it survives.  There is no Statute of Limitation.  I guess that the…

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From KKD: we have to clean up the probate messes, from the court to the nursing homes that abuse the elderly and disabled

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Dr. Sugar’s book is a primer.   
 
It is is must read to understand the problem of ELDER CLEANSING and corruption in the Courts that has lead to the guardianship problem and just what a cancer and assault on our Constitution it has become.   
 
I was drawn into this situation when the attorney for the guardian and the guardian ad litem in the Mary Sykes case -09 P 4585 (Cook County) each individually called me to threaten me that Judge Maureen Connors would “sanction” me if I looked into the Mary Sykes case.    Of course I told them to go to hell.  Truth to their word, they appeared before Judge Connors and demanded that I be sanctioned.    First she tried to scare me; however, I did not attorn.    Finally I was sanctioned almost 5,000 dollars for my attempting to look into a guardianship case…

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From FB/PBS: US nursing homes are chronically understaffed and dangerous

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https://pbs.org/newshour/health/most-nursing-homes-are-not-adequately-staffed-new-federal-data-says

Most nursing homes are not adequately staffed, new federal data says

 

ITHACA, N.Y. — Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

The records for the first time reveal frequent and significant fluctuations in day-to-day staffing, with particularly large shortfalls on weekends. On the worst-staffed days at an average facility, the new data show, on-duty personnel cared for nearly twice as many residents as they did when the staffing roster was fullest.

The data, analyzed by Kaiser Health News, come from daily payroll records Medicare only recently began gathering and publishing from more than 14,000 nursing homes, as required by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Medicare previously had been rating each facility’s staffing levels based on the homes’ own unverified…

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From YouTube: John Oliver honestly discusses the Criminal Justice System

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Youtube often sends related videos on many topics based upon what you have watched in the past.  Since I watch and review a ton of legal videos, this popped up in my feed from youtube.

The sad part is that I cannot tell you in all of this sad story what is false.

Leave a comment below if you disagree with John Oliver on any of these topics.

I have heard from a ton of criminal defendants, and I assure you the poor are the main targets of govt abuses: guardianship, child custody, the criminal “justice” system and many other courts where the mighty dollar reigns supreme.

Joanne

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Managing your Attorney: the Litigation Process

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Managing your attorney: the litigation process.

Okay so you got sued. Maybe it was a slip and fall your property, maybe a dog bite or an auto accident. Whatever happened, even if it’s a crazy lawsuit, you got sued. People can get sued for the right reasons, the wrong reasons or even crazy reasons.

At periodic intervals, look at the online docket, or better yet, go down to court and check on the computer file. Print out anything you don’t understand or didn’t receive from your attorney and take it to your attorney. Get a second opinion if you still have questions. You might not be able to sue for malpractice if you knew your atty was screwing up and you did nothing about it. Do regular file checks, don’t trust your attorney.

1) did you get served, did you get served properly? Go to the court and look for…

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From Netflix: All the Queen’s Horses: how to steal $53 million from the City of Dixon, Illinois

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https://netflix.com/watch/80221850?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2C36833b26610466c253cd59355de4767e3390f448%3Ab86a226bea465f31fdf92058ad7057246c4e01db%2C%2C

Great documentary on Netflix explains how one public official in Dixon, Illinois stole $53 million over 20 years.  The scary part it, she might have gotten away with it.

The accounts were audited by a top 10 accounting firm who settled for $35 million.

The bank involved, 5th/3rd got away with settling for only $4 million.

Of course, the attorney continued to bilk the Village of Dixon for $10 million in legal fees to recoup $40 million.

One day, while the embezzler was gone from her desk, someone asked a simple question about an accounting discrepancy.

That’s when the “secret account” of horse owner Rita was discovered when she transferred millions every year to her own custody and control for purchases like clothes, jewelry, horses (of course), spa trips, vacations, etc.

The scary part is that many smaller towns and villages across the US could fall into the same…

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