Monday, March 16, 2015


Human Rights Campaign Comes Out
with a Glorious Night to Celebrate Diversity.

by Ilene Proctor

volve was the key word at the Human Rights Campaign fundraiser March 14 at the JW Marriot Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The word has depth. It has meaning. It's the word that separates the tolerant from the intolerant, the educated from the uneducated, and the tru Christians from the faux Christians.
In the U.S., despite the Second Amendment separating Church and State, we have continually seen issues like abortion and same sex marriage become wedge issues in the political arena with the religious right wing playing an unduly influential role. As a result, politics has played a major role in the gay marriage debate as we saw in Proposition 8 in California, and the recent banning initiatives in several states.

The fact is the nation is evolving which is why HRC uses that world so prolifically. Today, because of the brilliant organizational skills of HRC, gay rights and same sex marriage as a civil right in line with the equal protection amendment (14) is now becoming an acceptable and reasonable approach.

Same sex marriage in an evolved (here's that word again) and democratic society is no longer seen as the sole domain of organized religion. While America is known for its religious freedom, gay rights should not be viewed through the narrow prism of religious precepts. Rather, it must rightly become a matter of human equality and  civil rights. Senator Frankin (D-MN) opened his speech by giving a brief history of the battle for marriage equality.
 Quoting liberally from that sage of Sacramento, former (Thank God) Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger who spoke so passionately about the sanctity of same-sex marriage in his first term. Apparently, in his second term, Schwarzenegger's amnesia continued, and he again rejected to pass marriage equality. Senator Frankin then announced he was the first Minnesota Senator to support same-sex marriage and he was introducing a bill for all LGBT members that will ban all discrimination in housing, employment, credit.

Lance Bass, the former NSYNC member, 35, declared how happy he was now that he was allowed to marry the man he loves, Michael Turchin, 27.

It's a bird, it's a plane,k it's super gorgeous Broadway Star Cheyenne Jackson who with his spouse Monte Lapka said he longed to play in a musical comedy about the Human Rights Campaign. And of course, he will play the leading lady, he winked.

Beautiful actress activist Maria Bello who I personally marched with in protest to George W. Bush's war in Iraq wrote a book I recommend to one and everyone:"" Whatever, Love is Love, Questioning the labels we give Ourselves.

The role model to end all role models, the remarkable Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy) was honored by HRC, spoke passionately about her efforts to normalize diversity.

Mariah Carey after being slammed by Human Rights Group for Concert in Angola redeemed herself by singing Hero at HRC and got a five minute standing ovation.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Franklin Scandals - Nick Bryant's

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TrineDay Publishes a Political Bombshell - Nick Bryant's The Franklin Scandals
A Powerful New Book that Unveils the Secrets of Sex and Pedophilia Amongst Washington D.C.'s Privileged, Making this the Most Suppressed Crime Story in American History 
If you can handle the truth, read this book. 
It is almost axiomatic to say that historians may lie, but history cannot. Nick Bryant's formidable and meticulously researched expose about the most shocking crime of the last century will disturb and challenge the skeptical, thrill true believers, and astound and anger everyone in-between. Within these pages, official lies are witheringly demolished and the stark truth, however unseemly, begins to take shape. This is not a conspiracy theory, it is a conspiracy. And most explosively, the highest levels of the government are involved and shown to be in league with the worst culprits in the White House, DOJ, FBI, CIA and the Secret Service.
     The FRANKLIN SCANDAL is the explosive story of a nationwide pedophile ring that pandered children to a cabal of the rich and powerful. Bryant spent seven years and traveled 40,000 miles excavating the story. In this extensively researched book, Bryant implicates politicians, major media corporations, the CIA, and more.
     The ring's pimps were a pair of Republican powerbrokers who used Boys Town as a pedophiliac reservoir, had access to the highest levels of our government, and connections to the CIA. Lawrence E. King, director of the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union and a rising black star in the GOP, was in business in the 80s with Craig Spence, the "pimp" of the operation. Spence and his boy-toys took midnight tours of the White House, thanks to military, intelligence, and Bush White House ties. Spence died a mysterious death in a hotel room just 10 weeks after the first story broke in front page headlines. Soon a number of mysterious (and convenient) deaths among with an immediate cover-up by highly placed government officials followed an attempt to expose the ring in the 1990s.
     Bryant squirreled out reams of sealed documentation of one of the grand juries that covered up the "Franklin" child-trafficking network. The documents included nearly two hundred flight logs, with the majority of the flights destined for Washington, DC. There, Craig Spence's house was wired for audio-visual blackmail. Top politicians would be compromised, and then controlled. Nick describes Craig Spence as a "self-confessed CIA asset" and has other sources to back up Spence's claims. "The Justice Department, FBI, and Secret Service went into full court press to vaporize this scandal, so the American people wouldn't get wind that such malevolent corruption existed in their government," says Bryant.
     The names of the compromised politicians had to be protected at all costs or else the American public would have been outraged by the taint and corruption in their political system. State and federal grand juries in Nebraska and a grand jury in Washington, DC played an integral role in the cover-up. Moreover, Bryant shows that officers of the court who participated in the cover-up later climbed the ladder of success in both the state and federal judiciaries.
     Like so much flotsam and jetsam, victims were used, abused, and discarded, and they knew what would happen to them if they ever came clean. Carefully crafted campaigns of calumny were created to demonize the victims. Six victims summoned the courage to come forward, but FBI agents, who were protecting the identities of the compromised politicians, subjected them to torrents of threats, and most collapsed like a house of cards.
     In one case a delicately beautiful young girl named Alisha Owen, whose only crime was being born poor, was seduced at the age of 13 into the pedophilic network. At the age of 21, she refused to recant her abuse to the FBI, and she was publicly crucified by crooked state and federal grand juries that disavowed the pedophile network, and both indicted her on perjury.
     The state of Nebraska pulled out all stops, spared no expense, and deployed dirty tricks to rig Alisha's perjury trial, because her trial represented much more than a simple case of perjury--her jurors would also be deliberating the findings of the grand juries, which disavowed the pedophile network. In essence, Alisha's guilt would protect the rich and powerful men who had been provided with children. As a kangaroo court found Alisha guilty of perjury, she had to endure the mysterious deaths of her 17-year-opld brother and others affiliated with the investigation. Undaunted, she refused to recant her abuse, and a kangaroo court sentenced her to prison for 9-15 years on trumped up perjury charges. She spent nearly two of those years in solitary confinement.
     Since her release from prison in 2001, Alisha has since become a model citizen: she's now happily married and gainfully employed as a travel agent, and currently lives in Omaha. She has never recanted her abuse.
     Very few cinematic profiles of courage come close to Alisha's--Erin Brockovich's story in comparison is lake a walk in the park on a sunny, spring day.
     Yet, conversely, one of the ring's pedophilic pimps currently lives in the DC area, and has since enmeshed himself with a new supply of lower socioeconomic children to prey upon.
     Nick Bryant has drawn open the curtain on so much government perfidy, and what is revealed is pedophiliac, cosmetic piety, and a cesspool of profits.
     After reading this important book, no reader can fail to ponder this terrible unprosecuted crime.
     Nick Bryant's writing on the plight of disadvantaged children in the United States has be featured in numerous national journals, including the Journal of Professional Ethics, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness, Journal of Health Care for the Poor, and Underserved, and Journal of School Health. He has also published a book, America's Children: Triumph of Tragedy, addressing the medical and developmental problems of lower socioeconomic children in America. His mainstream and investigative journalism has appeared in The Reader,, Gear, and Playboy.
     The FRANKLIN SCANDAL is available at bookstores everywhere or through the publisher's website,

Here's a link to the trailer, and it opens with pictures of Johnny Gosch, a paperboy who was abducted by pedophiles connected to "Franklin".

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Might As Well Face It, America Is Addicted to War

nfortunately, being in the position of 'I told you so' is little succor in this horrendous Middle East situation.. All of us predicted that going into Iraq was like going head first into a hornet's nest. The United States has been at war -- major boots-on-the-ground conflicts and minor interventions, firefights, air strikes, drone assassination campaigns, occupations, special ops raids, proxy conflicts, and covert actions -- nearly nonstop since the Vietnam War began. That's more than half a century of experience with war, American-style, and yet few in our world bother to draw the obvious conclusions.
   Given the historical record, those conclusions should be staring us in the face. Simply said, we suck at war. They are, however, the words that can't be said in a country committed to a fixated military-first approach to the world, a continual build-up of its forces, an emphasis on pioneering work in the development and deployment of the latest destructive technology, and a repetitious cycling through styles of war from full-scale invasions and occupations to counter-insurgency, proxy wars, and back again. Maybe, and forgive my vulgarity, but it seems to me it's the big pricks with the little pricks complex.
    Regarding the motley crew of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, Wolfowitz (who ironically was asked to give his opinion on the current situation in Iraq by David Gregory on Meet the Press this weekend), --David Gregory, have you no shame, no sense of history?-- it is
over 500,000 innocent Iraqi men, women, and children; cost the United States over two trillion dollars thus far with no end in sight; and alienated many American allies in the Western world as well as the 15th century mentalities in the Middle East. Knowing that the Middle East is the graveyard of empires, we should have smacked Afghanistan, captured Bin Laden and scrammed. Mission accomplished. No treasure lost, no blood spent.
   I want to know, I need to know, has the hourglass run out of sand for the darker impulses of this demented decider of our national politics and his destructive policies for the great harm he has done to this once glorious nation?
  Today we pledge allegiance to Sheldon Adelson and/or Forster Freiss, and/or the Brothers Koch? --Or some cunning, corporation with a secret agenda? We're caught in a trap of ding-a-ling senators, an avaricious congress, and a can't walk-the-talk President. Well, in today's politics it's woe to America, because any one of these mega millionaires and corporations are able to write million dollar checks. In today's politics, virtually every imaginable issue you may care about is currently undermined and damaged by our new loose-as-a-goose campaign finance system which requires our elected officials of both political parties to spend more than half their time raising campaign dollars and then to vote 90% the way the money wants! Our friend, Lisa Bloom had it right when she wrote 'we are now a plutocracy'.

To right this egregious error, George W. Bush and gang must be put on trial in an American courtroom for the murder of nearly 4,800 American soldiers fighting the war in Iraq.

obvious to all who seek the truth that the Bush Administration specifically redacted all evidence to the contrary and then deliberately, with malice aforethought manipulated the intelligence to lie us into war in Iraq. I contend that it's not just possible but necessary to hold these low life higher-ups responsible for heinous acts--not out of revenge, but to preserve justice.
     Make no mistake, things have been done to America that are unwise, unjust, unconscionable, unacceptable and un-American by President George Bush (and Obama) who pursued his partisanship, his profiteering, his perjury, is pardons and his power that were frankly, unpardonable. Now we have specific examples of intelligence being discarded, not because the intelligence was wrong but because the intelligence did not fit with President Bush's iron whim to invade Iraq which was a sovereign nation that did not have the capability to launch a "mushroom cloud". To right this egregious error, George W. Bush and gang must be put on trial in an American courtroom for the murder of nearly 4,800 American soldiers fighting the war in Iraq. A case should be made to forth the legal architecture and incontrovertible evidence that President Bush took this nation to war in Iraq under false pretenses--a war that has not only caused the deaths of American soldiers but also
     The American Military has been getting away with mass murder for decades. America's military has contaminated the planet with the indefensible use of depleted uranium on the battlefield. Equally egregious are the experimental vaccines given to our troops, without their knowledge or consent, which has resulted in the fact that 250,000 troops are now permanently disabled, 15,000 troops are dead and over 425,000 are ill and slowly dying from what the DOD still insists on calling "a mystery disease." At the end of the day, for what?
     The truth is we suck at war and we seem to go to war only against the most impoverished of nations, as that seems to be the only place our war makers feel confident in flexing their war muscles, when they know they can't bite back with nuclear force. Today, there's no sensible solution in going forward, and we can't go back. We are caught in our own kaleidoscope of horrors.
     I wish I can end this retort with a hopeful note, but sadly I see no upside in this situation.

Your friend,