MAINE LAWMAKERS WORRIED ABOUT FEDERAL AUDITS OF DHHS

BDN reports “Maine lawmakers worried about federal audits of DHHS.”

“Members of the state Legislature’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee are worried several federal audits of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services now under way could cost the state tens of millions of dollars.”

“DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew said Monday during a work session that the potential impact of the federal audits is “huge. The federal government is objecting to how we use [private nonmedical institutions] in our MaineCare system,” Mayhew told the committee.

“The inspector general also is auditing how schools billed for services through Medicaid that did not meet federal requirements. The federal government could seek reimbursement from the state for those payments.”

View entire article, click here.

 
Will this be included in the investigation, or left out as with other recent investigations?

CONTRADICTION TO CONVERSATION WITH GOVERNOR JOHN BALDACCI

 VOTER FRAUD BREWING IN MAINE?………….STAY TUNED!
 
Letter to Charles E. Summers, Secretary of State, August 1, 2011.
 
PPH reports “The results of the voter fraud investigation that was kicked off by Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster and carried across the goal line by Secretary of State Charlie Summers are in.  And the result?  There is nothing in Summers’ findings that proves Maine has a voter fraud problem.
 
View article, click here.
 
No voter fraud problem??????  Not with Julie Flynn, Deputy Secretary of State handling the investigation!
Published in: on September 28, 2011 at 11:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

ARIZONA JUDGE STOOD FIRM WITH SHERIFF MACK

Arizona Judge Stood Firm With Sheriff Mack
By Pat Shannan

During the hours following the Tucson tragedy, as the details slowly emerged and we learned that a relatively unknown congresswoman was seriously wounded and a federal judge had been among the six killed, many Americans wondered if there was a specific target and who that might have been. More importantly, why was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) getting all the ink while Judge John Roll remained virtually unnamed for a whole day? In this business, we at AFP long ago learned to read the white part of the newspaper.

We were in good company. Even Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul’s daily Internet news release was asking the same questions the following week. Next, former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack* came forward with illuminating information that none of us remembered: Judge Roll was one of the few “good guys” on the federal bench. He had ruled favorably in Mack’s case against the Brady Bill in 1994 when Mack had sued the federales for trying to force him and all the other sheriffs in America to do their work for them.

Mack took it all the way to the Supreme Court where he finally got the reversal in 1997 and forced the rewriting of the far less intrusive Brady Bill.

But earlier in the game, he found himself in Roll’s federal courtroom fighting a provision in the new statute that threatened to put him in federal prison. Mack says that Roll seemed sincerely concerned about federal power to arrest any sheriff that failed to comply with the federal mandate, even though then-Attorney General Janet Reno had said that the bill’s language was aimed at gun shop owners and not the sheriffs.

Roll granted Mack’s injunction against the government for any arrest for failing to comply. Then the prosecutor told the judge that in only the first four months of enforcing the Brady Bill the government had prevented over a quarter million felons from gaining access to handguns. Disregarding the audacious exaggeration of numbers, Roll further impressed Mack by telling the prosecutor, “Counselor, do not pretend in this courtroom that your statistical analysis somehow equates to constitutionality.”

Mack tells us what Roll included in his ruling on the Mack v. US case:

The court finds that in enacting [the Brady bill] Congress exceeded its authority under Article 1, section 8 of the United States Constitution, thereby impermissibly encroaching upon the powers retained by the states pursuant to the Tenth Amendment. The court further finds that the provision, in conjunction with the criminal sanctions its violation would engender, is unconstitutionally vague under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

“Judge Roll,” writes Mack, “of all the dozens of judges who had heard this case from me and the other six sheriff defendants, was the only one who ruled that the Brady Bill violated the Fifth Amendment as well as the Tenth. It was pursuant to Judge Roll’s insight and sensitivity to the threat this ‘law’ posed to us, the sheriffs, that this case made it to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Further into the decision, Mack saw Roll display another principle and said, “It truly brought me to understand how astonishing this man really was.”

Roll had said, “Mack is thus forced to choose between keeping his oath or obeying the act, subjecting himself to possible sanctions.”

“I have to say that Roll’s understanding of principles amazed me,” Mack writes today. “He was so professional and knowledgeable. He took his job and the Constitution so seriously.”

Pima County, Ariz. Sheriff Clarence Dupnik’s ridiculous blaming of conservative talk show hosts was reminiscent of the same cover-up ploy at Oklahoma City in 1995, but his public statements regarding Roll having just dropped by to say “Hi” and his being “in the wrong place at the wrong time” may merit further examination considering there have been some questions about who will have jurisdiction over the crime—the state or the federal government.

FBI Agent Tony Taylor filed an affidavit with the court swearing that he saw Roll chatting with Gifford’s congressional aide, Ron Barber, for several minutes prior to the shooting, and that Roll had been notified by
telephone of the Saturday rally on Friday. Roll was apparently at the rally to discuss illegal immigration and the extreme caseload imposed on federal judges in Arizona largely related to immigration cases.

Full credit to American Free Press.

Published in: on September 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm  Comments (3)  

NORTH CAROLINA JUDGE RIDGEWAY RULES GOV’T. AGENCIES & OFFICIALS ARE “PRIVATE ENTITIES”!

Wake County (NC) Superior Court Judicial Review Judge Ridgeway Upholds That Govt. Agencies & Officials Are “Private Entities” !

Do Police Officers (and Depts. / Agencies), and Elected Officials
In NC Hold As Much Authority
As “Private” Security Guards At Walmart ?

Post Oak Public Relations
postoak.pr@gmail.com
978 – 635 – 9586
For Immediate Release

9.25.11

Raleigh, NC — Judicial Review Judge, Paul C. Ridgeway, Wake County General Court Of Justice, Superior Court Division, has upheld a lower court ruling that Public Officials / Agencies are “private entities” and immune from liability. Judge Ridgeway has upheld the earlier (1.17.11) ruling of lower court Judge J. Randall May in Class v. NORTH CAROLINA, Case No. 10 DOT 7047 (now known as 11 CVS 1559 in Judge Ridgeway’s ruling).

The September 15, 2011 ruling creates a conflict in the public’s perception of basic government legitimacy because Judge Howard E. Manning, Jr (who recused himself in August 2011) declared in Mr. Class’ 4.21.11 hearing that “the Defendants were NOT ‘private entities’ or ‘private contractors’.” !

Are the judges confused ? Are the “government” agencies and officials NOT what they’re portraying to their constituents ? Are they immune because they’re “private” ? Do we actually have government “agencies” and elect “Public” Officials OR do we deal with “Private Entities” ? Is the public being frauded ? So many questions ! So many conflicts !

Judge May’s original 1.17.11 ruling:
Page 1 http://min.us/mbmc4SfNoQ
Page 2 http://min.us/m9ygLN5Fe
Page 2A (marked for emphasis) http://min.us/myxFZuE3d
Page 3 http://min.us/mbrIPmoLma

Judge Ridgeway’s 9.15.11 ruling upholding Judge May is viewable at:

http://min.us/mbi7bovuy0

Mr. Class’ filing, that includes recused Judge Manning’s statement, that was the subject of the Ridgeway ruling, is viewable at:

http://min.us/m6M40HRrB

For information on this ruling, you may call the Dispositions office of the Wake County Superior Court, Clerk of Court, Nancy Lorrin Freeman, at
919 – 792 – 4325 or 919- 792- 4400 or 919 – 792 – 4000. Or visit the court’s website at http://web.co.wake.nc.us/courts/directory.html.

Mr. Class’ original suit (Case No. 10 DOT 7047) accused the named State departments and individuals with charges of Embezzlement of Federal funds from the local political subdivisions, and violations of the Right To Travel issue.

Mr. Class was acting as a Private Attorney General under provisions of an 1866 Federal Act, and was acting on behalf of all People, and political subdivisions “similarly situated” and affected by the charges in his Judicial Review.

Mr. Class may be contacted at itconstitutional@aol.com or his office 704-742-3123 for details regarding the implications of Judge Ridgeway’s ruling and the court’s behavior in this action.

Mr. Class conducts twice weekly radio shows on the Talkshoe Network at http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=48361 and archives of previous shows are available at the above link.

The website for all things Rod Class, including other actions he has in play, is at http://rodclass.com. For a copy of one of the early filings that may have caused both court’s consternation: http://www.rayservers.com/blog/rod-class-traffic-filing

Mr. Class has posted all of his filings, and responses from the court, and the defendants, on the Internet at various sites for the benefit of those in their efforts and interactions with these purported “private entities” (contractors).

Published in: on September 25, 2011 at 4:42 pm  Comments (3)  

ROD CLASS’ PETITION FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW IN N.C. TRAFFIC CASE DISMISSED

View Judge Ridgeway’s Order

Rod is working on a mass Press Release on Judge Ridgeway’s ruling of September 15, 2011. It will be ready to read and forward on, soon.

Rod’s Private Recording Sat. 9.17.11 concerning the NC Traffic Case
Here’s a direct link: http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-48361/TS-536657.mp3
Episode 472 – Behind The NC Traffic Case – 1 hour

Published in: on September 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm  Comments (1)  

BIDDEFORD, I’LL SEE YOU IN COURT!

BIDDEFORD SACO OOB COURIER, JUNE 12, 2002

Biddeford, I’ll see you in court!

By Chris Churchill
Staff Writer
Cape Elizabeth attorney David Lourie is taking on City Hall – Biddeford’s City Hall. He has four lawsuits against the city in the works, three in association with the Maine Civil Liberties Union (MCLU).

“I’ve got as much of a caseload with Biddeford as I normally have in total,” said the bearded lawyer, 54, sitting in his messy home office. “I have a hard time saying no when people have their rights violated.”

First, he’s representing Dorothy Lafortune in a federal suit against the city’s attempt to keep her public-access program – “The Maine Forum” – off the air.

In an unrelated case with a similar subject matter, he’s representing Richard Rhames in a federal suit claiming the ongoing shutdown of public access is illegal.

And he’s representing Grayson Street resident John Packard against city charges that he illegally repaired cars at his residence. The MCLU is not involved in that case, but is involved in a spin-off case in which Lourie is charging that the city’s rules governing charter changes are illegal under state law.

“I could probably spend the rest of my life keeping [Biddeford] from acting illegally if I were willing to do it,” claimed Lourie, closing his eyes as he speaks. “I’m starting to feel like I’m the alternative city attorney for Biddeford.”

The MCLU, with 1,800 members, was founded in 1968 and is devoted to advancing and protecting the civil liberties and civil rights of Maine residents, according to its website.

Lourie’s work on behalf of the MCLU has earned him this year’s Scolnik Award, named for Justice Louis Scolnik, a retired Maine Supreme Court Justice and a founding member of the MCLU.
“We give the Scolnik Award for a member of Maine’s legal community who has made an outstanding contribution to civil liberties in Maine,” said Dorcas Gilpatrick, the MCLU’s director.
And, this year, much of Lourie’s contribution is being made in Biddeford.

As the organization has limited resources, the MCLU doesn’t take on many cases, Gilpatrick said. It looks for cases where “a significant constitutional right is in question.”

Lourie and the MCLU have yet to win one of their cases against Biddeford, and an early ruling in the Rhames case went the city’s way. But is it reason for concern that a group devoted to civil liberties has chosen to sue Biddeford three times?
“No,” said Mayor Donna Dion. Anybody can file a suit, she said, but “that doesn’t mean they’re correct.”
“Every opportunity they have, they’re going to come after us,” the mayor said of the MCLU. “Every claim they make, we’ll do due diligence and respond.”

Harry Center, Biddeford’s city attorney, did not return phone calls for this article.

Lourie, a Queens, N.Y., native, is no stranger to municipal government. After graduating from the Boston College Law School, he was the attorney for the city of Portland for 10 years.
Since going into private practice in 1990, he has watched many city and town councils in action, and has taken many to court for their actions. For example, he took South Portland to court – and won – when that its City Council refused to open all city polls for a gay-rights referendum.

Still, he is surprised by what he’s seen in Biddeford – and is scathing in his appraisals of Biddeford government: “I would classify Biddeford as being the worst in terms of respect of individual rights and basic due process,” he said.

Lourie, who obviously doesn’t back down from controversy, likes his job. He likes being an attorney, although he resisted becoming one. He comes from a family of lawyers and wanted to do something different.

“It’s the only thing I had an aptitude for,” he said. “I really enjoying practicing law. It gives me a chance to do things for people and for causes I believe in – and, sometimes, to make some money.”
Lourie usually doesn’t make money on MCLU cases – he volunteers his time. In doing so, he and the MCLU open the courts to people who wouldn’t otherwise be there.

Lafortune is an example. She would not have had the money to take Biddeford to court on her own, she said.

“I’m glad the MCLU has taken a stand on this,” she said, “because people all over are watching.”

Lawyers often have not fared well on Lafortune’s talk show, where they are portrayed as representing all that is wrong with the world. But she has good feelings about Lourie.

“I’m not going to change my feelings about attorneys,” Lafortune said. “He’s an exception.”

See also THE MAINE FORUM – FIRST AMENDMENT CASE    (Part 1)

See also THE MAINE FORUM – FIRST AMENDMENT CASE (Part 2) 

Published in: on September 18, 2011 at 7:50 pm  Comments (7)  

CAN NEW HAMPSHIRE NOW LIVE FREE AND VISITORS NOT DIE?

PPH reports  “NH Gov. Lynch won’t seek re-election.”

I read a newspaper article (Lynch creates crime commission to review state’s laws – Foster Daily Democrat 1/18/07) that Gov. Lynch signed an Executive Order creating a crime commission, headed by A.G. Kelly Ayotte, to review the state’s existing laws, assess crime prevention efforts and look at intelligence gathering and sharing among different agencies. His quotes, ”We all have a role in keeping our communities safe”; ”We must continue to work together to keep it that way, and to ensure that all of our citizens and our visitors feel safe and secure in our communities’ and ”As a state, we must ensure that our laws and policies are as effective as possible in preventing crime; that communities and state agencies are communicating and cooperating; and that we are giving our men and women on the front lines the tools they need to better allow them to do their jobs” is contrary to your actions.”

New Hampshire laws are in place to prevent crime and ensure the safety, security and well-being of citizens and visitors to your State. The problem lies with lack of accountability and the obvious malfeasance of office within various N.H. state agencies/law enforcement, thus my reason for contacting Governor John Lynch.

On February 15, 2007 I contacted Gov. Lynch’s office, through Marissa McQueeney, and e-mailed and faxed him correspondence requesting a meeting with him to discuss elder abuse in N.H. which resulted in death, criminal assaults perpetrated against visitors to his State (one individual with a visible disability), policies of governmental agencies and job performance of law enforcement agencies. These issues are contrary to Gov. Lynch’s focus to protect New Hampshire’s special quality of life and his renewed commitment to ethics and integrity to state government. New Hampshire is a beautiful state, but there is a serious issue of public safety that needed his immediate attention. Governor Lynch denied my request to meet with him.

Gov. Lynch chose to continue down the path of unresponsiveness, in violation of his oath of office pursuant to the Constitution of New Hampshire, Art. 41, “The governor shall be responsible for the faithful execution of the laws.” His office, as well as the Attorney General’s office, is fully aware of a cover up of criminal violations within the State of N.H. resulting in the taking of a person’s life. It shocks the conscience that a human life is of no value in New Hampshire, that persons of questionable character are in possession of weapons and according to New Hampshire’s sex offender list, one of those offenders is listed as living at this residence where the abuse and assaults took place. As head of Gov. Lynch’s (then) newly formed commission, (now former A.G.) Kelly Ayotte’s first task would be to identify priorities and she noted increased penalties for child sexual predators, yet my documents coupled with N.H.’s State’s own sex offender list leaves an impression of impropriety within Ayotte’s office. Since (now former) A.G. Kelly Ayotte refused to uphold the law and hold those accountable in this horrific slow, tortured death, it is evident that she was incompetent to lawfully perform her duties as head of newly formed commission. Violations of law and violations of rights have been brought to Gov. Lynch’s attention, as well as law enforcement at all levels of N.H. government. No action was taken.

The creation of new commissions/state agencies is not the solution to keeping N.H. communities, and visitors, safe. Gov. Lynch not only had a legal obligation, but a moral and ethical obligation, as well, to hear from the public on issues that affect their lives. The denial of access to his office contributes to the public’s distrust of government officials. I asked that he set aside the politics, open his door to the public and uphold his oath of office as the law requires. This request was denied.

My personal advice to all of you, if you visit N.H. you take your life into your own hands and may become a permanent resident – 6ft. under.

Re Governor Lynch, how does he sleep at night or look at himself in the mirror? As Governor of the “live free or die” State, his actions have spoken louder than his words.

Quite the legacy!

Published in: on September 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm  Comments (1)  

ROD CLASS ENTRY OF JUDGMENT FOR NC TRAFFIC CASE (9.13.11)

Entry of Judgment

Published in: on September 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm  Comments (1)  

SO GOES MAINE SO GOES……..NEW HAMPSHIRE?

This has the same makings as the Saco Island deal!

Union Leader (NH) reports “New buyer for grand hotel in Great North Woods.”

“DIXVILLE NOTCH – The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel has a new buyer, but the board of directors of the Tillotson Corp. is giving out few details about the sale.”

BDN news article.

 
Are these dots connecting?

Saco Island Project

Saco Island – Harpers Development
  
  

Also see: CONTRADICTION TO CONVERSATION WITH GOVERNOR JOHN BALDACCI

 
Sen. Hobbins Radio Address on Government Transparency, March 19, 2011 he stated:

“Democrats have long believed that people should know who, how, where, and what is being governed.” Sen. Hobbins “want(s) to work with Governor LePage moving this state forward, but [he] wants to do it with transparency and openness.” He stated, “Governor (LePage), I hope you will join me.”

During Senator Hobbins’ long tenure in the Maine legislature he could have asked (now former Governor) John Baldacci to do the same. However, birds of a feather….. With decades of seeking justice, the decades of frustration due to the unresponsiveness of elected officials, the lack of transparency in Maine government, the lack of official accountability and judicial corruption, Hobbins still remains behind the veil of secrecy. He has refused to join the people in reining in an out-of-control government and to “do it with transparency and openness.”

We remain dogged in our efforts for fairness, truth, transparency, openess and accountability for the thefts of property, atrocities, abuses and brutalities inflicted upon the people on the State of Maine.

Published in: on September 13, 2011 at 12:05 am  Comments (1)  

WHAT’S HAPPENING TO THE UNITED STATES?

Information Clearing House reports “A few Important Causes of the Decline of the United States of  America.”  

By Rodrigue Tremblay

“Around the world, many are baffled by what’s happening to the United States. It seems that all at once the wheels are going off the cart. The American economy is in the doldrums, the American political system is dysfunctional and paralyzed, and a series of elective, far away foreign wars is ruining the country.

The U.S. economy used to be an engine of economic growth and the American political system used to be a well-oiled checks-and-balances machine that was geared toward progress and that could accommodate both leadership and compromise. Moreover, Americans can be proud that their constitution, at least on paper, is one the best in the world, having been crafted by enlightened founders who believed in individual and democratic freedom.

This short article identifies two major causes of America’s current decline.

The first cause is a moral one: it is related to the widespread corruption that permeates many institutions and sectors of the U.S. society, the most corrupt of them all being the political system and the corporate system. It is no accident that the epicenter where these two corrupt systems meet is at the Pentagon, an agency that reports upon reports picture as a cesspool of corruption.

The result of that widespread corruption is that the United States is now generating a sub-standard class of politicians to administer its affairs who are not the servants of the common good, but who rather serve happily the narrow money interests that finance them. The U.S. corporate elite, for the most part, has abandoned all loyalty to its country while it roams the world in order to make short-term profits at all costs and avoid paying taxes in its country of origin.

The result: wacky politicians and greedy business people are in charge.”

“In general, and that will be my conclusion, I would say that it is in the interest of any country to avoid giving power to idiots, ignoramuses, incompetents, devious and delusional characters or to demagogues. If not, watch out. More countries are destroyed by their own politicians than by foreign armies.”

Rodrigue Tremblay is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Montreal and can be reached at rodrigue.tremblay@yahoo.com.

View entire article, click here.

Published in: on September 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

Attention – Movement Oriented State Notary Videographer from North Carolina Needed by Mon. Sep 12th !

Rod Class has an important hearing in Raleigh, NC at the Superior Court of Wake County, 316 Fayetteville St., Monday morning Sep. 12 at 10am in courtroom 10 C for his case Class v. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, ET AL. Case No. 001559.

We need a strong, movement oriented State Notary with either handheld or tripod video experience who can take video and audio testimony, possibly under pressure, and has immediate video conversion and posting capabilities for Internet distribution. This is for the People to be able to see what went on in the courtroom during this hearing.

The Notary needs to carry the written law – that backs up this right – to show to court officials if needed. The law should be under NC state general laws (N.C.G.S.) or the local court procedures (or the Notary handbook, but it may not be in the handbook.).

If you know of such a person, please contact mentor2@gmail.com …subject line: Rod Class State of NC Notary Videographer

Thanks !

Published in: on September 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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