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Sheryl
- 3356 days ago - whistleblowers.org
Barack Obama, promised change, should be hailing Bradley Birkenfeld as a hero. This former banker for Swiss giant UBS who blew the whistle on the biggest tax-evasion scheme in U.S. history. Instead Obama's Justice Department is sending him to prison.



   

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Sheryl G (359)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 8:12 am
Thanks Pamylle for the story....I have posted as you said it could be done, so others may view.
 

Tierney G (381)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 9:06 am
Wow this is a shocker! I for some reasonI am not surprised. Our Government is so corrupt it makes me ill! Corporations and Lobbyists are running everything. This system needs an overhaul desperately! No more paying for candidates they should be elected on what they are going to do for the country and not be bought and sold by these lobbyists. Shame on our Government! Thank you for this very important news Dandelion
I also signed the petition
 

Alice C (1797)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 9:16 am
Thank you Dandelion !
 

Pamylle G (458)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 9:28 am
Thanks for posting this story, Dandelion - it really is SO unjust. Not ONE of these filthy rich persons - who lied on their income tax paperwork (a felony) is doing time, nor are their identities (some of them public figures) being disclosed.
Meanwhile, Eric Holder has stepped aside on this one - he was employed by UBS....
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 9:53 am
Signed, noted and forwarded.
 

Debbie G (306)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 9:59 am
Our government is so corrupt it makes me sick.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 11:06 am
Your welcome Pamylle and it is only by exposing such things that we can truly see what we are up against. They have hid behind all sorts of smoke and mirrors for so long and now at least the coverings are coming off. It might not be pretty to see but only by knowing can we begin to tackle the problems.
 

Glenda J (158)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 11:56 am
There is a lot more that meets the eye ~ I no more trust what the media states as facts than the Men on the Moon..President Obama has his facts and we have ours but this man knows a lot more obviously than what the Media Hype has returned to the public in ink..Any time something goes belly up with corruption Obama gets stabbed in the back with mockery it's totally unfair..I do believe if we could stop and read between the lines, the decisions would be a lot less opinionated towards our President who is making changes but he cannot build it over night nor could the Romans. Obama is for the People, as he states the White House is not his house it's the Peoples house of this country.
 

Nancy L (141)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 12:06 pm
Man he has you snowed.
 

Pat Prest (50)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 2:42 pm
It seems obvious Obama didnt want the public to know the extent of the bad news, now its out, a head must roll....

It is to bad that a few in the banks, insurance, and big business didnt get the same!

Good conduct by not going public, I guess?
 

Nancy L (141)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 2:51 pm
No heads will roll. Obama didn't get the OK from Soros. He doesn't have the cojones to make a move without GS's approval.
 

Cathi Hartline (248)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 2:58 pm
thank You Dandelion!!! another example of the greedy, power hungry, etc.,,,
 

Pamylle G (458)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 3:07 pm
Here's the link to the segment on Democracy Now!, which is well worth your time (cut & paste link):

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/7/why_is_the_whistleblower_who_exposed
 

. (0)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 3:23 pm
Thank for this for I have already signed this one and read it. Ling, cheating but the one who blew the whisel is going to prison? This does not make any kind of good sense to me at all. The only head thats going to roll is the innocent one now how does that burn your butt? Reading between what lines its there in black and white the man seen them and was doing the right thing . What does he get out of it? Prison time??? I would high tale it out of this Country as fast as I could go turn coats on him. Thanks Dandelion. Tahnks Pamylle for the foward
 

Carlos Amorim (63)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 5:55 pm
Noted, thanks
 

greenplanet e (155)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 6:42 pm
Oh, the double-facedness of a corrupt money-orientated, greedy system, where the rich and criminal walk free.
 

Darlene K (356)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 8:53 pm
this is so wrong..., noted and shared on fb, thank you
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 10:44 pm
Good grief, Pamylle -- I didn't know Holder'd been employed by UBS !
I DID know, however, even before I read it in this article, that during his first vacation, on Martha's Vineyard, i think it was, Obama enjoyed some golf with UBS president Robert Wolf.

I, too, posted after receiving your message, Pamylle, because I find this outrageous, but I posted the Democracy Now! coverage, which is a very worthwhile discussion to watch between Amy Goodman and Mr. Birkenfeld's attorney, Stephen Kohn, who is ALSO the executive director of the National Whistleblowers Center.
I gave it a different title, because the Democracy Now! title ("Why Is the Whistleblower Who Exposed the Massive UBS Tax Evasion Scheme the Only One Heading to Prison?") has been used by someone who posted this same National Whistleblowers article; so I named my post "Obama's DoJ Sends UBS Whistleblower to Prison, But Not One of 19,000 International Frauders He Exposed, Who Bought Their Way Out!"

Mr. Kohn, in fact, finds Mr Birkenfeld's plight " 'triple' outrageous ": As he tells Amy Goodman, "What’s triple outrageous—I’m going beyond double—is that then they recommend thirty months imprisonment for Birkenfeld. He gets forty months, more than probably every single tax cheat, the 19,000 of them that he turned in, will get collectively. Olenicoff, the billionaire, who for twenty years was hiding millions and millions of dollars willfully, got probation. A guy named Liechti, who was Birkenfeld’s third line supervisor in the Swiss bank, who was in charge of all the illegal accounts, who was detained and arrested by the Justice Department, was released and let to go back to Switzerland with no prison time or even a conviction, whereas Birkenfeld, who blew the whistle on the whole scheme voluntarily, is going to serve more time in prison than the worst of the wrongdoers that were involved in holding back $20 billion in illegal accounts."
------and that's just for starters, he says that at the start of the interview.


Btw, NE L., 'GS' stands for Goldman Sachs, too ! ---and they've been VERY influential in every US govt since... who knows? Certainly, at least, Bush the elder, maybe Reagan; Clinton, too.
 

Terry S (16)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 11:10 pm
The whistle blower goes to jail, and the corrupt stay in office and the evaders buy off the corrupt. Sounds like a system.
 

Cheree M (46)
Friday January 8, 2010, 2:02 am
Interesting!! Thanks Dandelion for sharing. Passing on to others.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday January 8, 2010, 3:08 am
Interesting
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday January 8, 2010, 6:35 am
Very well said, Terry.
 

Deborah O (98)
Friday January 8, 2010, 3:46 pm
The circles of wealth and power contain few who are not corrupt. I doubt this poor guy was even surprised.
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday January 8, 2010, 4:34 pm
I sent this e-mail yesterday, when I saw this
story elsewhere at Care2.
Thanks, Dandelion!
noted.
 

Janice Lawrence (43)
Friday January 8, 2010, 9:23 pm
Money talks and shit walks.
 

Phyllis P (232)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 3:01 am
noted, and not surprised.
 

Ainsley Jo Phillips (250)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 3:28 am
I don't believe that Obama is the corrupt one. I believe he's trying to fix things. However, this incident shows that there's definitely something wrong here in America, and it's going to be a challenge to repair. Our President has has work cut out for him.____As for the whistleblower, that isn't fair. He doesn't belong in prison and all charges and convictions should be dropped against him. I've been thinking a lot about my life lately, because I've been in trouble from time to time because I'm not one to shut up and stand by, and people know it. Some of them don't like it, but that's tough titties!
 

. (0)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 5:32 am
And God looked for a just man and there was none.... this is such an unjust situation.. I hope that there will be some justice for this person and that the truth will prevail.. as a lamp upon a table... no amount of darkness can quench it
 

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Monday January 11, 2010, 4:02 pm
I have followed politics for decades! I KNOW the game. I chose to become apathetic for over a decade because I just couldn't digest the .......that was going on! I REALLY BELIEVED [BELIEVE] this time IN HISTORY WOULD BE DIFFERENT. I have {HAD} the ignorance and hope I did in the late 60's. The only thing that has changed is that the corruption and greed has become so much worse! So much more complicated and intertwined with Power,greed,corruption equiling murder...War... I remember a saying from a million years ago, "The rich get richer and the poor get pregnant"! What are we to do? Is there any reason to HOPE? When the people speak, they end up in jail. When the powerful murder they fly with the Eagles. This is reality, {in my head}. And my reality looks like a checker board. One side plays all their knowledge and education / The other side doesn't care...they have cheated and know they already won!
 

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Monday January 11, 2010, 4:04 pm
I am sorry...ThankX Dandelion for your endless work to educate us all! Noted of course!
 

Barbara W (342)
Monday January 11, 2010, 9:51 pm
Those who brought America to her knees are
laughing all the way to thier off shore banks!

I've been putting my comments/commentary to paper but, this story, aired on "Amy Goodman's
Democracy Now" so infuriated me I've had to cool down before finishing it and offering it here
at Dandelions forum. This is not the one I had planned. Later on that offering!

This is one of most important stories of our time! Bradley Birkenfeld, the good guy, someone
you would hope could be one of your legislators, your brother, your husband, your son,
is going to prison while the perpetrators of the biggest Tax heist in American history, along
with the Bail Out, get a slap on thier gr$$d soaked wrists. Betrayal, to me, is the worse assault
one can do to another. Hello America!

American leaders, legislators/congress/justice dept have become complicit in a criminal act. They've
been conspicuously quiet on what amounts too a gross fraudulent conspiracy and serious travesty of justice!
It sends out a message No one can "Dare" ignore. "The actions or should I say in-action of those
who "We" have elected to office are proving to be blatant criminals that would stand by while an innocent goes to jail
and the guilty get to go off on their yachts! The Bradley Birkenfeld's? Well, they're expendable.

A frightening number of those "WE" elected, when it comes to Birkenfeld's plight have broken their oath of office
and clearly a party to a criminal act! Their silence, alone, on the Bradley Birkenfeld issue, make them complicit in a cover-up
and gross injustice towards a man who, under different conditions, would be receiving a medal!.
I would "Dare" call this revelation, the crime of the century. The word is should the names be made public
certain Senators and well known names would be implicated,

Note: The skin heads numbers, Amy's show aired an interesting story on this subject today, are growing along with
the hate which motivates and raises the ugly specter of prejudice. For skin heads anyone born without white skin,
or an immigrant, are fair game. Hate is like gr$$d! Blind to any form of justice! The tea baggers
seem to be on that trip as well. These hate groups are focusing their attention on the fact that a black man
sits in the oval office. Those who live to hate and hate people of color have lost sight of, or,
have been so blinded by prejudice, they just don't get it!

"It's the Whiteman's world Obama walked into"___ Do I take issue with his leadership! To some degree, I Sure do!
But it's not the color of Obama's skin causing me to feel that way! Obama's mistake was he forgot the
"Change" he promised demanded untarnished blood serve in his cabinet. He did not change the guard!
Obama will not find the change our nation is so desperately in NEED of by lying down with swine!
The agendas and players of the last eight years have FOULED US!

The ship of hope is running into rough seas again! Ahoy! Obama!

Unless a neutral crew is put in charge of the change "We" need we're gonna sink!
It's my sentiments that President Obama must change the guard he calls advisers while there's yet time..
Obama has already had a taste of being ill-informed when it came to the would-be-panty-bomber. .
That should have been a wake up call.

Bankers/Insurance companies/corporate ceos/those who run the Federal reserve, control our health care
(Pharmaceuticals) the off shore heavens for the wealthiest among US, may be WHITE ON THE OUTSIDE but they're
BLACK ON THE INSIDE! The skin heads, as usual, have it wrong! It's not the color of your skin that matters!
It's color of your heart. Those who serve $$$$ will exploit color, race, culture, religion, even the life of a child, period!

Back to Amy's show about skin heads. Prejudice makes US a weaker, inferior, nation! That's one reason
certain media play the color card. They're betting against US. If this hateful division continues to grow,
fueled by Fox News and other corporate owned media, "We" will experience more home grown violence.
If "We" blame people of color, for our woes, or be critical of the way another bows to their creator,
we'll continue to weaken America's already weakened foundation.

Our need to fault someone gives the Gr$$dy man ammunition. Hate's been building for some time. Especially these last
eight years as Muslim's, Islam, Palestinians and even immigrants, right here in America, are under attack!

( "Armed Radical 'Minutemen' Kill Father and 9-Year-Old Daughter in Anti-Immigrant Hate" http://www.alternet.org/immigration/140745/armed_radical_'minutemen'_kill_father_and_9-year-old_daughter_in_anti-immigrant_hate/ )

Bait and Switch with boocoo Spin controls the air waves.

We'll never see any worthwhile peace during our lifetime unless "WE" storm the corridors of Washington,
Corporate offices, take control of our nations purse strings which our legislators have given away. Not to the
black man, mind you. But to the WHITE CEOS and the wealthiest among US. Those who would "Dare" lie on
their tax returns, receive a slap on the wrist, while an innocent is sent off to prison.
If we continue to be divided, it's a no brainer; They win!

It's time for the American people to confront the real, not imagined, culprits!

Those who brought this nation to her knees are laughing all the way to thier off shore banks.
Those who brought this calamity down on US are the Bait and Switch and spin it to death news media!
Wake up skinheads! It has less to do with the color of your skin. It's the color of your bank account, that counts!
This story below, Sherry Jackson, mirrors Bradley Birkenfeld's. The in-justice that Bradley's and sherry's
up against, will not cease. Not unless "ALL" come together as one AMERICA and, AS "ONE" AMERICA, put our
"SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER" shoes on,!

JUSTICE and EQUALITY will be afforded "No One" unless all can stake a claim!

If "WE" continue to be a nation divided then, in time, we may witness the death of a nation
since a nation divided, cannot stand!

Our rights according to the Constitution and Bill of Rights
were not meant to be multiple choice, nor played like musical chairs..
The SPIRIT of the Constitution and Bill of Rights are worth fighting for__

The over reaching of the WORLDS Gr$$dy could never have taken over
the purse strings of these United States had "WE" BEEN UNITED!

Barbara/founder/dtdn
www.DareToDreamNetwork.net
www.TheBridgeToNowhere.org

My friend Susanne Dawn P. feels what many of US feel or have felt one time or another.
But friend Susanne there's another proverb "It ain't over till the fat lady sings"
Hang in there lady. Without hope there's nothing! Dare to Dream! Don't allow
anyone to take your dreams away from you or someone you love!
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Sherry Jackson, IRS prisoner, needs your phone calls!

Submitted by ausscyn on Wed, 12/02/2009 - 18:45

I received this e-mail today about Sherry Jackson. Please call, fax, anything, so that she does not die in prison. She got there fighting for you! http://www.sherrypeeljackson.com/formalcharges.html
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The feds seem intent upon MURDERING SHERRY JACKSON. See her own report below, and you'll understand. She details how the feds denied her medical care in prison and right now she IS IN THE PROCESS OF DYING.

Sherry was one of the stars of Aaron Russo's America: Freedom to Fascism. She was the former IRS agent who cried out, "SHOW ME THE LAW!". Right now she deserves the support of the entire Freedom Movement. We can give it to her by calling her Congressional Representative imploring him to intercede to save her life. For her service to the Cause of Liberty, WE SHOULD DO NO LESS!!

Sherry's Representative is Hank Johnson, representing the 4th Congressional District of Georgia.

FIRST:

Call and fax him at each office and demand immediate medical attention for Sherry:

Washington, DC Office
1133 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1605
Fax: (202) 226-0691

Lithonia Office
5700 Hillandale Dr., Suite 110
Lithonia, GA 30058
Phone: (770) 987-2291
Fax: (770) 987-8721

Tucker Office
3469 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 205
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770) 939-2016
Fax: (770) 939-3753

SECOND:

Slam his Facebook page with comments demanding immediate medical Care for Sherry:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Congressman-Hank-Johnson/11535...

THIRD:

Forward, post, and blog this email EVERYWHERE!!!

SHERRY'S LETTER:

From: "Colin L. Jackson"
Date: November 30, 2009 12:34:03 PM PST
Subject: Sherry Peel Jackson

Hi Friends and Family,

Please, pray for my wife, Sherry Peel Jackson. She's still having challenges while she's incarcerated. Thank you, in advance, for your prayers and encouragemenet. Here's a letter from Sherry to our Congressman, concerning her current situation.

God bless you.
In Christ, Colin

Dear Congressman Johnson

I am Sherry Peel Jackson, your former CPA. I am writing you because I am concerned about my health and my life. Prior to becoming a political prisoner I was the picture of health. In late June, 2009 I started experiencing a rapid heart beat on an irregular basis.

Since this had happened infrequently in the past I did not think much of it. However, in Mid July it started happening on a regular basis and I became concerned. I went to the medical staff twice in Mid July only to be given a one-minute EKG test and powerful meds without proper diagnosis. I did not take them because I had not been seen by a specialist. One week later, on July 21 at 12:45am I left the dorm in flip flops to go tell the officers that I was having a heart attack. The officers on duty called the ambulance and the ambulance checked my heart on their portable EKG machine. It was beating at 150 beats per minute. They took me to Leesberg (spelling) hospital where I remained until Friday, July 24th at 11:30pm. During the hospital stay it was determined that my heart was healthy but my thyroid was producing too much hormone, thus speeding up my heart.

This is called hyperthyroidism or Graves disease. I was given two medications by the hospital - Methimazole, which is an anti-thyroid agent used to reduce the amount of thyroid hormone produced by the body and Metoprolol, which is a beta blocker used to slow the heart.

The hospital doctor told me that in four weeks (approximately August 21) the prison medical unit was to do blood tests to determine how the thyroid medication was affecting my body.

The blood test was taken in late August and I was told that I would be placed on the appointment schedule to come over and review the results. I was never called. I went over in early September and inquired of Dr. DeLeon as to how to get blood test results. He told me to put in a request to staff, so I did that on September 15th. It simply asked to see the results of the tests.

Sometime after September 23rd I received a response in writing, from Ms. Marich, that stated that I could either make a sick call (come over early in the morning wait in line and fill out forms) or come to Open House to see the results. Open house is held only on Thursdays from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. I went to Open House Thursday September 30th and was told by Ms. Marich that she could not find the results! I watched her look through and around several piles of folders in her office but at no time did she look on a computer for them. She told me to check back later. On Wednesday October 28th I passed out around 4pm and was taken to medical and cleared.

On Friday October 30th my lips started turning black as if I had been a lifelong smoker. By Sunday November 1st my lips were fully black.

My boss, the Chaplain, called medical and a male nurse was sent over from the medium security men's prison on this complex (there are two maximum security, one medium security and one low security men's prisons on this complex with the women's camp). He took my blood pressure and oxygen and said there was nothing else he could do. He told me to go to sick call Monday morning, which I did.

I showed Mr. Coucho my lips and told him that something was wrong with my blood, I could tell. (I am leaving out gross details here).

He said I would be put on the schedule. However, the very next day, Tuesday morning, November 3rd, I found blood in my stool and rushed over to medical because I am smart enough to know that this is a major problem. I was chewed out for coming over to medical without a staff member telling me to come. I told Charlie, the female nurse and Mr. Coucho the PA that I was in the hospital in July, never got the blood work results and something was terribly wrong.

I am 46 years old and I know my body! I finally convinced them that I was not playing and was not stupid, so they 'treated' me with a packet for a stool sample test. Mr. Coucho looked on the computer for the blood test results from August and found them there!

The blood test showed a problem with the thyroid way back then!

He said I would be put on the schedule for new blood work later that week because these results were too old. He had a short conversation with Dr. DeLeon in Spanish and then said the thyroid count was off.

This was November 3rd. I administered the stool tests and returned them to Nurse Charlie on Friday November 6th.

Today is November 26th, Thanksgiving. I have not received the results of the stool test. I have not been given any new blood test.

My neck is swelling up like a blow fish and I am having trouble talking. I have been feeling very ill for the last two weeks.

Congressman, I don't want them to kill me in here. As you well know, I am being punished for exposing government fraud. However, millions of people don't file tax returns and I was just used as an example by the DOJ for their new program called the Tax Defiers Initiative.

I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. I have already spent 21 months in prison for a non crime, and I refuse to come out dead or maimed for life. I have not caused these people any problems. This is no threat but just for your information.

I also wrote the warden today. Things can't go on this way as I languish in here for someone's political gain. God doesn't like ugly and He is the ultimate judge and vindicator.

Sherry Peel Jackson 59085-019
FCI COLEMAN MEDIUM
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 1032
COLEMAN, FL 33521

Please do not pass up this email. Take action with us today and all this week as we call for immediate and proper medical care for Sherry.

Do not let another voice go down.

In Freedom,

Gary Franchi
RestoreTheRepublic! http://www.dailypaul.com/node/117601
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Thoughts of some great men on a house divided:

"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation;
and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand".
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"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand"

Abraham Lincoln June 1858
http://www.nationalcenter.org/HouseDivided.html
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More common terms... "A political party divided amongst itself can not stand."
"House" could be absolutely anything. It could be a person, a place, a thing
If one structure, person, or group's direction, or OPINION, is divided, it won't last.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 6:52 am
Powerful words Barbara....it is people like yourself that gives me hope for this Country. I will be sure to pass along your comment to others and ask them to forward. Let us pray that Bradley Birkenfeld does not suffer the same fate as Sherry Jackson.

The Criminals are running this Country from the Governmental seats to the Corporate boardrooms and at secret meetings. I realize that everyone does not know all but everyone is seeing something is running amuck in this Country.
There is not one person I speak to either on or off of Care2 that isn't aware....things are not right. Every year of my life, of coarse, there have been issues that people grumble on, or would like to improve, but the complete disregard for our rights, the complete lack of justice, the complete destruction going on of our economy....the Theives running away with all the goods from the Labor of millions for many many years that built this Country, the total disrespect given to our Veterans both on and off the field...even to the point of saying OUR Veterans are a National Security Threat!!!!!

Please people pray for Sherry Jackson and do more than that write, call, or fax to the above address or numbers. Time is of the essence.
 

. (0)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 8:09 am
WOW.....
 

. (0)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 8:10 am
THANKS SO MUCH YOU GUYS!
 

Laurie W (189)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 8:18 am
Thank you Pamylle and Sheryl. ..and Susanne and Barbara your comments were excellant..can't send a green star except here and will just second your comments.
 

Kit B (276)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 8:56 am
Thanks Sheryl and Barbara - the green star fairy again will not allow me to send anything (don't like that) but that was well worth the read. There are many good causes that we all feel strongly about, but if we don't find a way to force a separation of corporate America from governing America then all of our causes become nearly irrelevant. If you know me then you know I am not a conspiracy theorist nor an alarmist, however even our medical care is owned an operated by big business. The hospitals and far too many doctors are owned by insurance companies - who in turn own our Congress and government decision makers. If we can't begin to fight this deep rooted corruption then how can we ever expect anything to change. I am not against capitalism, it has it's place, but it has also gone to far, owning a company and making "things" to sell is far different then owning the minds, health, food and water for this and many other nations. We can allow this to continue or find a way to fight back. Thanks so much Barbara and others who posted on this thread.
 

Sue L (26)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 8:59 am
Barbara and Dandelion, I submitted Sherry's letter to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Don't know if they'll run with it but I hope and pray for Sherry's sake they do.
 

Anna M (18)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 9:05 am
Before I came to care2 six years ago, I knew things had gone wrong in this country, but had no concept of just how bad things really are. In here I have learned that we, as a nation, are as bad as any "uncivilized" country we "helped", whether in peace or war. Our leaders are just better at concealing the atrocities they commit, and too many Americans are apathetic, so they get away with it. Evil can only thrive where Good doesn't take action. I see it in my own grown children and their friends, many of whom feel they are powerless to change the way things are. The only thing we can do is to vote out ALL of the incumbents!!!!
 

Kit B (276)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 9:08 am
"The people of this country, not special interest big money, should be the source of all political power."

- Paul Wellstone
Taken from today's Care2 quotes - seemed appropriate.

(Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 - October 25, 2002) was a two-term U.S. Senator from the state of Minnesota and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor ...)
 

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 9:39 am
ThankX Carol and BARBARA. And ThankX to Kit ALWAYS! I send green stars to everyone for commenting and reading this story. And of course, ThankX DANDELION!
 

Sue L (26)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 10:34 am
There is a site dedicated to Sherry Jackson and her fight/plight. I don't know how to do this so the website appears in blue and access it from here - - but it is: http://freesherry.com/index.php
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 11:07 am
 
Here ya go, Sue:
 
The Campaign for Sherry Peel Jackson
 
 

Barbara W (342)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 12:10 pm
Kit while Senator Wellstone was still with US I would watch him as often as I could . He not only was an inspirational speaker but a man who believed in this nation, serve with honor and believed we were on a very slippery slope due to the demands of big biz, the military complex, and Paul had the courage to be a lone voice of reason..

If Paul was with US today Sherry and Bradley would have an advocate that would hang on like a pit bull until justice was served.. Thanks for bringing Paul's name into this forum. Considering the Patriotic nature of the man, it's fitting!

Paul was a man with great integrity, committed to truth, not afraid to speak truth to power.. Because of his outspoken nature, the reality he was a true patriot during an era where that's seldom seen, I was concerned for his well-being! Paul had the grit to "Dare" speak out against the war, was opening the door to expose the downside of many issues hurting our nation and, I believe, was about to flood the gates of Washington with something they could not handle. A committee to investigate certain legislators, a serious conflict of interest due to their ties to certain entities.

About a month before he, his wife, Sheila, (A women who gave much of herself) and daughter, Marcia, were killed I remember telling my husband, I fear for this man! Greatness of courage is rare and with the course our nation is on Paul could be considered a serious threat by the war mongers, big biz, all who have been over reaching and, inch by inch, taking over the Congress, etc.

Paul could have easily become President. He would have been a beacon of light not seen for sometime. Paul saw things in balance, with a gracious heart. I feel the power brokers, those who had an agenda far removed from the thinking of Paul Wellstone, feared his power. Goodness of heart has a way of putting fear in the hearts of those who serve darkness. There's still an effort to do a more complete, unbiased, investigation into he and his families death.

Paul was a Champion for the mentally ill and I understand his son is keeping that torch lit,,

If Paul was with US today Sherry and Bradley would have an advocate that would hang on like a pit bull until justice was served.. Thanks for bringing Paul's name into this forum. Considering the Patriotic nature of the man, it's fitting!

For those who would like to learn more about Paul............These links may help..
http://www.wellstone.org/about-us/wellstone-legacy/bios/bio-paul-wellstone

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wellstone
Those who feared the power of Paul...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o466pDTbOA
Mental health and David Wellstone, son of Paul..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UublhYv5SO8
 

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 12:16 pm
Thank you Sue and Carole for putting the Campaign for Sherry Peel Jackson on this thread. I'd give more green stars to a lot of you for coming back in on this thread but I'm afraid you got your share this week. lol

I will leave on this thread the comment I sent to those on my friends list....as others may view this and had not received the personal invite back to the thread to read Barbara's comment and to learn of Sherry Jackson.

Sherry Jackson is a political prisoner in the USA....she is in prison for EXPOSING GOVERNMENTAL FRAUD!!!

Like Bradley Birkenfeld, who was sentenced to 40 months in prision for EXPOSING THE BIGGEST TAX EVASION SCHEME IN US HISTORY..he sits in prison, and may die there too, like Sherry Jackson who is dying, as he knows IMPORTANT names who sit in Power within our Government or who have held important positions that control much of what takes place in this Country.

Face it people.....our Country is under attack....but it is from within.

"AMERICA WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED FROM THE OUTSIDE. IF WE FALTER AND LOOSE OUR FREEDOMS, IT WILL BE BECAUSE WE DESTROYED OURSELVES."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

The Criminals in Office will have you looking for the Terrorist who lurk under every rock and send our able bodied men and woman off to foreign Countries to be killed and maimed. Of coarse they would feel these Veterans are a danger to THEM, THE CRIMINALS of this Country, as the Veteran does know how to fight. But they send our abled bodied overseas so they are not here to actually PROTECT US, OUR RIGHTS AND OUR COUNTRY.

These Criminals are robbing us in every direction and our Childrens future and have our eyes going in every direction but upon THEM, THE TRUE TERRORISTS. While our children die in foreign lands, the children in those foreign lands also die, their families suffer, their lives disrupted, all to cover up what is really going on. The Criminals do not care, they do not care about us they do not care about some Mother who grieves in a far off land.

"WE HANG THE PETTY THIEVES AND APPOINT THE GREAT ONES TO PUBLIC OFFICE."
AESOP 620 - 560BC (how little has changed)

Aesop was a slave....and learned to tell the Truth by telling stories by announcing a story which everyone knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events.

Well nothing is new when it comes to Theives, Corruption, Criminals who take over Governments. Just because it happens to be the USA does not mean it hasn't happened. In fact where better to do it than a place that most do not expect it to happen. Keep the people asleep at what is going on, throw out the Smoke and Mirrors, all the while raiding and taking over quietly like Theives in the Night. However now they are not even being quiet about it.....there are enough of them in the right place so they are not even much caring anymore what you see or feel.

WAKE UP AMERICA!

Anyone know how to make a petition to land on the desk of Congressman Johnson?
 

Barbara W (342)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 12:36 pm
Dandelion here are more links that may help understand the Sherry Jackson plight, where, how and why, it all began..

Note: Sherry Jackson - new prison - missing http://houston.craigslist.org/pol/1540925179.html

http://theconspiracyzone.podcastpeople.com/posts/36255

http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd320.htm

http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2009/12/emergency-alert-stop-sherry-jackson-from-being-murdered-.html

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/number6/

I am outraged, heartbroken and utterly disgusted about what has happened to American Patriot, Liberty Activist, Whistleblower, and Spirit-filled Christian, Sherry Jackson.

http://barbarahartwell.blogspot.com/2009/12/sherry-jackson-former-irs-agent-turned.html

Sherry Jackson is featured in the late Aaron Russo’s documentary on the fraud of the IRS called America: Freedom to Fascism, and although his obituary claims he died “apparently of a heart attack” those of us who have seen this language know better and believe Aaron Russo was murdered.

I knew Aaron Russo. He ran for office in Nevada during the period that we were growing the Dare to Dream Network.. We ran into each other at certain committees meetings

He came up to me one day as members of DTDN were protesting at the state run insurer, SIIS, and said, "Keep up the pressure"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Russo Russo became involved in politics in the early 1990s when he produced and starred in a video entitled Mad As Hell in which he criticized NAFTA, The War on Drugs, the concept of a National Identity Card, and government regulation of alternative medicine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Russo

The feds seem intent upon MURDERING SHERRY JACKSON. See her own report below, and you’ll understand. She details how the feds denied her medical care in prison and right now she IS IN THE PROCESS OF DYING.

http://labvirus.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/emergency-alert-action-required-america-freedom-to-fascism-star-sherry-jackson-is-being-murdered/

 

MmAway M (522)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 2:58 pm
Thanks Dandelion:

Actually I have no words...it has all been said!!!!!!!!!

I am feeling totally shocked and so stupid about our system!
 

. (0)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 3:01 pm
I cannot describe the disgusted rage I feel about Sherry Jackson's case and plight without using every four-letter word I know! I concur with what KitB has to say about the underlying cause, and with every person whose comment I read here. I took such actions as I could this afternoon, though it felt feeble compared to the sword it made me want to pick up and head for WashingtonDC, a sword given to me after Sept 11 as an honorary award by a group that included Mary Eisenhower of People to People International, which was founded by her Grampa Ike when he was President of the United States and deeply upset about what he saw coming in consequence of WMDs, powerful corporations, and what he called the military-industrial complex. Thank you Dandelion, Barbara, Sue, JustCarol and others who repeatedly refuse to give up and do not surrender, and to all who commented here and did more than comment. Now excuse me while I go shout obscenities up my fireplace chimney, dammitall!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 3:29 pm
That is the first step Marilyn is opening ones eyes and becoming aware. We can not make the change for the better if we do not know what we are fighting or what is needing to be done. Thank you for taking the time to read the comments and the story itself.
 

wooddragon xx (88)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 3:56 pm
I am so sorry Dandelion, I don't know how I missed this posting. Wooo!! You have all blown me away with your words and it doesn't leave much else to say as you have all covered it all. But I would like to make a very little contribution; Personally, I think, All governments are corrupt and the small man/woman with no ££££'s or $$$$'s have an Everest of a mountain to climb to fight this level of corruption. However, what I do know and have experienced making small holes in a brick wall will eventually break down a wall ‘All TOGETHER’. United we stand!! And I am so glad I have you all on my team because I would not want to fight you.:0)

Barbara when you said; Slam his Facebook page with comments demanding immediate medical Care for Sherry: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Congressman-Hank-Johnson/11535... Guess what I got???? ~~~ The page you requested was not found.~~~ Typical!!!

Peace to you all..
wooddragon
 

Barbara W (342)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 5:20 pm
"AMERICA WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED FROM THE OUTSIDE. IF WE FALTER AND LOOSE OUR FREEDOMS, IT WILL BE BECAUSE WE DESTROYED OURSELVES."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

touché Abe and our own Care2 Dandelion..who dares and cares2 go that extra mile where truth and justice, somewhere, still dwells!
 

. (0)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 5:58 pm
noted thank you
 

Cathi Hartline (248)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 9:24 pm
thank You all for Your awesome words! Dandelion, and Barbara! wow!
 

Bill C (94)
Wednesday January 13, 2010, 5:29 am
As the Wise Lady says: WAKE UP AMERICA! Noted with interest. Thanks, dandelion.
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Wednesday January 13, 2010, 9:24 pm
I'm in the company of heroes!
 

. (0)
Thursday January 14, 2010, 7:36 pm
Noted and shared on Facebook..thanks you great Dandy Lion.
 

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Tuesday January 19, 2010, 12:58 pm
Thank you Dandelion and Barbara for the heads up. I've watched Hank Johnson on CSPAN many times and until now, liked him but if he can turn his back on this patriot and her family, HE'S USELESS. Thank you for the links, WE CANNOT STAND FOR THIS!
 
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