Wow! It takes a fair amount of gall to chastise others for suppressing important news stories. Especially when your own organization is guilty of conspiring with the State to help railroad a former Judge into silence. I have begged your organization to report on my trial and conviction for conspiracy and racketeering but, you continue to ignore my ordeal.
I faced down 20 years in prison and you slugs joined with all other media outlets in refusing to report on the trial, my defenses and allegations of criminal acts by the State. However, worse yet is your suppressing the fact that the trial judge was so appalled by the State's effort to railroad me into silence that it refused to impose any punishment for my conviction on three felonies for conspiracy and racketeering.
While, I am not a journalist and have never aspired to be one, if anyone at your hypocritical organization would care to read the story link to www.convictatlarge.me or you can wait for the release of our documentary on the Arizona Poker War and teasers coming soon to YouTube.
Sincerely, Judge Harold Lee
Convict at Large with Portfolio
Reminds me of my neighbor who states Obama is setting up FEMA death camps across the country. Some of these stories may have a thread of truth and may also be straight from the conspiracy theorists. I don't know.
Great article, as always. Just remember, believing these facts may risk you being labeled as a conspiracy theorist by the ignorant, which will undoubtedly include members of the actual media who studiously ignored them in the first place.
The last time I had to go to traffic school was many years ago, but it was after they installed the cameras on roads and intersections. Since it was admittedly not the first time for me I was struck by a difference: the class was now full of very elderly senior citizens who were probably crawling through intersections. More than half the class were elderly, and many said they were first timers. It's a RACKET.
Eileen is right. Judicially sanctioned financial exploitation of the elderly via unlawful and abusive guardianships are a growing threat to the health and wealth of our vulnerable elderly and disabled --- and our nation's economy.
Join the national movement for reform. Join NASGA: www.StopGuardianAbuse.org.
Elaine Renoire, NASGA
Congratulations to Tim Vanderpool for exposing part of society's dirty little secret. The other half of this story is the abuse of a corrupt legal system which takes advantage of vulnerable elderly through court ordered guardians. If the "alleged incapacitated person" has enough savings and/or a sizable annuity for the courts and lawyers to raid, they will overlook all kinds of laws intended as safeguards (secret hearings which ignore the 14 day notification law are standard beginnings to guardians imposed on unwilling families, as are hearings to adjudicate the future ward as incapacitated. The 'ward' may not be allowed to use his or her own lawyer and family may not be permitted to testify to refute the allegations of the original petitioner (which can be anybody, and is usually somebody, often a professional, looking to profit from the ward's savings). Among the statements I've heard from licensed public fiduciaries familiar with the process: "Whoever files first wins," and "Once the ball is rolling, there is no stopping the process (that imposes and unwanted and often unnecessary guardian). The court that declares a person incapacitated, removes all civil rights of that person, including the right to own property and money, then takes ultimate control of the money. No conflict there. A guardian/conservator can easily cost upwards of $250,000 per year and use up the ward's money and assets in a few years. ARS 14-5303B (the statute that allows appointment of a guardian) actually states "The petition shall contain a statement that the authority granted to the guardian may include the authority to withhold or withdraw life sustaining treatment, including artificial food and fluid," a provision often used after the money has all been used up (because these guys don't work for free).
This is a great article about sex addiction and how the 12 steps can be beneficial to people in their recovery. I have worked with many clients who are dealing with sex addiction in my private practice. I will recommend that many of them participate in 12-step support groups to help with their recovery. I recommend that people visit my friend and colleague's website at http://doctorsticken.com.
This is a great article about sex addiction and how the 12 steps can be beneficial to people in their recovery. I have worked with many individuals and couples who are dealing with issues relating to sex addiction. I will recommend that many of them participate in 12-step support groups to help with their recovery. Thank you for this article. I also recommend that you check out the website of my good friend Dr. Shannon Sticken, who I have had the privilege to work with and learn from, at http://doctorsticken.com. She is a certified sex addiction therapist, and works with couples and individuals in the Tucson Area.
Thanks for showing Weekly readers that small town life is alive and well beyond the limits of metro Tucson and Phoenix. I would like to suggest that a great getaway weekend is to find a good game - whatever is in season - between two small-town schools, travel there and sit in the home team stands, cheering on the local team. My wife and I have done that in places as far away as Moloka'i (where the high school snack bar serves Saimin) and it's a blast. We are long-time expatriates from Tucson and one of the great pleasures in our life is to walk to Warren Ballpark here in Bisbee and watch the Pumas play whoever is in town. Win or lose, small town athletic events are an enriching, pleasurable experience. Thanks for the story.
Not all NAC members believe in the exclusivity. But it is not 100% right to gig those who do either, as everything Native People have had has been usurped or otherwise stolen from them. It is an attitude that could change if responsible people of all races would let the policy makers know that they can't pick and choose which Constitutional rights they will allow us all to have. And that is where the real problem lies. Not so much with those NAC folks who do believe it should be exclusive as to the right to the Sacred Medicine. Pressure your politicians people! The Peyote Way people are incredibly brave given the social and political hostility that is out there. I am one Native American who believes we should be inclusive, but we have to get the government to allow us our so-called Constitutional rights.
Christine, we were indeed aiming for a supermarket tabloid homage with this cover.
Tell you what, Christine: If we become interested in employing someone who appears to have taken their self-promotional tips from a short skim of "The Game" by Neil Strauss, I'll make sure we look you up -- I mean, "negging" people is the way to looking like a viable potential employee in this economy, right?
The design of the cover looks like it was trying to mimic the Enquirer or magazines like it. If that was the conscious goal, congrats-absolutely looks like a trash tabloid. If it wasnt...I freelance...
The difference between Schwartz and the Wright brothers is that they had physics on their side. Watch:
There are many others that no one believed, and still no one believes, and will always not believe. Correctness does NOT come from no one believing your results!
You are mistaken, time4change. You see no reporting of Nancy Young Wright's false statements because she made none. Miller seems WAY too confrontational. How can she possibly work cooperatively with other supervisors? And if her current record of failing to do her homework would persist if she were elected, her decisions would be based on partial knowledge. I know Nancy and know that she carefully checks out each decision. When I asked her what her decision might be on the Rosemont Mine (why do we see no coverage on supervisor candidates backed by the mine?) she said that she would ask for careful environmental impact studies before thinking of approving the mine. She respects the need for the jobs but would be careful that the jobs did not come at the expense of endangering our environment. Mike Hellon (who could have had my vote had he not blindly backed the mine) was advocating the mine since it would produce jobs. He said nothing about studying whether or not the mine itself would poison our environment. Would it be worth it to have the new jobs if the mine later proved to be disastrous for our water tables, ecosystem, riparian habitat, animal welfare, and animal and human well-being? I would be most comfortable if all supervisors carefully studied both the environmental impact and the benefits of having the new jobs. If it turned out that the mine was dangerous to our well-being let's hope those possibilities are discovered BEFORE they become reality. Let's get some other minds working to produce jobs, especially environmentally clean ones.
So when is the Tucson Weekly going to point out Nancy Young Wright false statements? Nintzel won't. Jim claims to be objective but he is not. Any negative press on NYW is suppressed. Ally has been in the public eye calling out for transparent government for several years now. Where has NYW been. She is willing to keep the status quo. No jobs and high taxes.
A recent press release on NYW false statement was issued. I don't see it covered in the weekly. The as independent covered it. Are you afraid of the truth Jim?
Do you really want Romney/Ryan as our leaders, Leaders who are suppressing the votes in many states. Such as putting up 140 bill boards telling voters they may go to jail or be convicted as a felon if they vote. Or as in OHIO, the SEC. of State in OH. cutting back voting hours to only 4 hrs a day. Or now they are calling people, telling them they can vote by phone and taking making them believe they are voting by phone. This is what the Tea Party, Conservatives, TruthinVoting is doing to try to get the Republicans in the WH. This is truly voters fraud by the Republicans. This is the new American Taliban. Taking away the rights to vote. Voting is how we stay a Democracy, if voting is taken away. Our next President may be Dictator Romney. IS this what you want? Vote smart and elect Obama and Democrats, Being an Independent, I cannot vote for a FRAUD for President, such as Romney is. Being dishonest to the people is fraud. That is the kind of election Romney is running.
We can only hope Wright wins. We don't need any Tea Party members running our government. They are the new Taliban of the USA.
You have your facts wrong. Melvin was/is in the senate. Young-Wright was in the house. There is a clear choice for forward movement for analytical human beings and that choice is a proven public servant, Nancy Young Wright.
Both are nutcases, one on each end of the spectrum. The only reason that Nancy Young Wright spent two years in the State Legislature is because another Northwest side nutcase, Al Melvin, soiled the waters so badly in 2006 that it was a no-brainer that a Democrat would win.
There is really no good choice in this race. However, it would be interesting to sit back with popcorn and watch the fireworks if Miller did get elected.
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