Monday, August 31, 2015

PADA PROFILES LIFETIME IMPACT OF DOMESTIC ABUSE ON CHILDREN

Parents Against Domestic Abuse today has a short news report on the long term impact of domestic abuse on children. 

The case I have been profiling has taken a turn for the worse.  The victim is erratic and any wrong move can hurt the children even more.  The best interest of the children is guiding the process. 

I have done a lot of family law.  Nothing is more painful than to watch an innocent child refuse to look the good parent in the face out of fear of being punished by the bad parent.  This is where we are at.  The eldest is now shunning loved ones out of fear the abused mother will verbally punish her. 

Where is the con artist Carlos Masso speaking out on Saenz's lies concerning domestic abuse? - dead silent.  Where is Carlos Masso speaking out against LNG as a port commissioner?  He has become a deaf mute.

Carlos Masso is so concerned with your safety he is inviting you to a bowling party to raise money so he can have the power of being DA. God save Cameron county if someone else does not enter this race.  Luis Saenz and Carlos Masso protecting their criminal friends while ignoring the well being of the people is all we have on the table at this  time.
 
THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCT MOVES WORDS
 
It is no great secret I want to move on from blogging to write a book on the social construct and the evolution of law.  Intricately related to the social construct and the evolution of law is the etymology of words.  The social construct creates words and changes their meaning over time.
 
"Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. By extension, the term "the etymology of [a word]" means the origin of the particular word. Etymon is also used in English to refer to the source word of a given word. For example, Latin candidus, which means "white", is the etymon of English candid."

Source:

I do have a publicist in LA in the music industry who has promised to help me find an agent if the book works.  The "Celestine Prophecy" started as a self published book, which has now made millions through the mainstream press. 

My challenge is my analytical model which forms the foundation for the book is about 40 pages.  It is also changing with each new book I read - not substantively, but with examples which are easier to understand.  A friend has suggested that rather then include the analytical model within the primary text of the book, to place it in the appendix.  It is not a random model.  It is based on endless research wherein I look at changes in the law through the ever changing social construct and how in the process words change meaning or are developed.

I am working on an introduction which basically profiles penguins to make my point. I know enough I have to soften the book to make it readable.  I am thinking of making it into historical fiction as an adventure which uses the key parts of the analytical model to introduce each new turn in the adventure.

I know the trolls are upset with my use of the work lemministic.  But this is how words get created.  If you know how words are formed you would not need a dictionary to tell you it means acting like a lemming.  One day it may catch on or it may not.  But it if does, it will then officially be put into a recognized dictionary.  This is how the evolution of words work.

The social construct must change because we change.  How it changes is dependent on who is leading the change.  Obviously a Hitler can move a society to disaster while a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., can move the social construct to make people think about how great we can be united.

For modern purposes how the German people came to buy into Hitler is essential into understanding the social construct and the evolution of law.

This is why the issue is so important.  I am not going to pretend the fine line between liberty and oppression is easy to demark.  Freedom of speech is meaningless if no one is listening.  The people of Brownsville are summarily dismissed because our elected officials do not respect our freedom of speech or interests.  So how are we any different than Cuba. on this issue? - we are not.

Today the Republicans are playing to the far religious right to lead the pack going into the first presidential caucuses and primaries.   The law on public servants is over 200 years old, but to please the religious Taliban in the US, the Republicans play to them that as public servants they have the right to discriminate in their capacity as a public servant if it offends their religious beliefs. 

The reason they are provided immunity from suit in most cases is because they are not acting as individuals but in their representative capacity as the state.  The state has no religion.

This is an example of how if this change takes hold, the social construct created by it will destroy our freedoms.  This is why we must understand this issue and how a shift in the social construct for political gain can destroy our society.

I know of no one suggesting a Rabbi should marry a Catholic.  The same goes for gays and lesbians.  I would be the first person against any law which compels a church to marry a couple who is not a member of their church and complies with their doctrine.  But the church is not the state.

THE SHIFT IN THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCT FROM ECONOMIC FREEDOM TO CORPORATE GREED

I am the first to celebrate all of these self made billionaires.  Success is a good thing.  Many of the self made billionaires given millions upon millions to programs to create sustainability options for the poor and uneducated.  This is the corporate American we want.

But many boorish nouveau riche, remind me of the wives of the Russian officers who marched through Berlin in nightgowns because they did not know the difference between something you sleep in verses something you wear to a gathering.  The good news is a great many of the new rich are not boorish.  They do not feel compelled to cheat their workers while flaunting their wealth made on the backs of minimum wage workers.

A lot of these nouveau riche made their money in corporations and now seek to change the social construct from social change for the better of the country to change for them and their families. 

This is why my research is important.  If we do not stop the corporatists we will lose our freedoms.

We are being attacked at two ends - by the American Religious Taliban and the corporatists.  The good news is they are beginning to splinter. 

It is one thing to simply write my opinion which you are a free to accept or reject.  But its is another thing for me to document my theory with a 40 page analytical model which supports my findings.

I do not care if it ever gets published.  I suspect I will never date again, so reading and writing is my mistress.  And even in general jargon, the meaning of the word mistress has changed.  It can simply mean the person with whom you find intimacy.  It does not have to be derogatory.  It is also taking on an understanding as referring to a man or a woman, when used in the positive context.

THE LNG AND SHIFT IN SOCIAL CONSTRUCT

We all know our environment and tourism are key to what is right with our area.  But the money and promise of false power have forces trying to move us from a community which respects its environment and tourism to society prepared to sacrifice it for pollution if it means money. 

This is an attempt to change our mores - a move in our social construct in terms of how we feel about our area.

There is no way I would ever vote for Saenz, but now Masso is out.  As a Port Commission he has now had enough time to stand up for the will of the people and speak out against LNG.  Masso knows nothing about the political history of the area.  SPI and Port Isabel organized against Gilbert Hinojosa and he was tossed from office.  This is Masso's future.  SPI and Port Isabel will not vote for him.

Masso is too busy calculating his political future and false power to think about how one gets elected.  Votes.

Talk against LNG is cheap.  The BV remains the only blog not giving Carlos Masso a pass on this issue.  He wants to be our DA claiming he will defend us.  But right now we are under attack by some of the biggest polluters in the US who want to destroy who we are, and where is Masso? - taking their money and ignoring the interests of the people.

Dude, it is not your fake promises which count, but your actions.  And you know what, he does not need to take money directly from LNG, he just needs to take it from those who support it.
 
PADA PROFILES MEN AS VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE
 
Today's PADA video addresses the issue of abused men.  The video is difficult because it raises the question no one wants to ask.  Can you be so verbally abused that you strike out against your abuser, thereby becoming the abuser.
 
Many women over the years have told me they must like being abused because the push their men until they hit them.  Well here is the deal, I do not care if you are a man or a woman, if you feel so verbally abused, you walk out of the home rather than engage your abuser.  From a distance, days later you propose counseling.  If they say no, then you walk away from the relationship.  But I do not care how abusive your partner is, if you can get out of the home or other environment, that is what you do rather than striking your partner.
 
Yes, there will be times the only way to save yourself is self defense.  That is another issue.
 
In this film, I know both men and women watching it will feel like it would have been okay for the man to hit his wife.  No it is not.  I like the film short because it has the man doing the right thing. 
 
The film does run short on asking the question - what role does mental illness play in all of this?  When it comes to domestic abuse mental illness is a big part on both sides.  But mental illness is not  a license to assault someone. It can be a defense to a criminal charge wherein the abuser can have the charges reduced after completing a year of therapy and a recommendation from their therapist that they made progress, but it is never, ever a license to assault another person.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

 
TEXAS AG PAXTON SINKING FAST
 
Currently various state advocacy groups are looking at suing Paxton over his refusal to enforce the Texas Open Records Act.  This guy is just bizarre.  He has ruled documents introduced at trial are not subject to the open records act because they are confidential.  Yes - you heard that right.  You can take otherwise confidential documents use them in open court to defraud someone and then claim they do not have to be produced as confidential.
 
His latest bizarre ruling is, agencies no longer have to respond to open records requests. It the agency simply signs a form he created stating they did respond when in fact they did not, all is well.  They are not even required to send to his office the documents they claim were responsive.
 
He has now been indicted on security charges.  He claims he is innocent even though in the civil proceedings he conceded his mistake and paid a fine.  His lawyers keep on walking out on him.  He is so poorly trained as a lawyer he does not even known he has to stand when he addresses the judge, and believes he can instruct the judge on how to run his courtroom.
 
"Since Paxton’s indictment, he has burned through three lawyers; the latest lawyer to jump ship did so at Paxton’s arraignment on Thursday, citing attorney-client disputes. (Prosecutors are concerned that the lawyer switcheroo is just a delaying tactic.) At that same disastrous proceeding, Paxton also failed to stand when addressing the bench, prompting a stern warning from the judge. And when Paxton lectured the judge about why cameras should be barred from his trial, the judge cut him off, noting that he would decide how to run his courtroom."
 
 
This is not going to end well for Paxton. I will bet the farm it will be the Republicans in due time asking for his resignation.  Remember he speaks for Governor Abbott in court.  These stunts and lack of respect for the law will only serve to humiliate Governor Abbott.

 
A HARVARD GRADUATE TELLS HER STORY
 
Today's PADA video is so telling.  She answers the question as to why women stay.  The overwhelming number of victims who are killed are killed after they leave.  Our DA's and police are totaling failing these women when it comes to protection.,  She also blames family law courts judges who in some cases force a continued relationship because of the children, which then allow the children to become the pawns.
 
But most telling she says, even though he beat her before the wedding, beat her repeatedly after the wedding to include holding a gun to her head repeatedly, she believed because of her love for him, only she could fix him.  No - only he can fix himself.
 
ERASMO CASTRO PROVES HE IS THE PROBLEM BY ANNOUNCING HIS STANDARD FOR WHO HE WILL HELP IN THE MARCH PRIMARIES - ONLY THOSE WHO WORSHIPED HIM, REGARDLESS OF THEIR IDEAS OR QUALIFICATIONS
 

NOTE to individuals running for office his next year: I have learned via personal experience the difficulty of running for office, my hats off to you...

Know that you have my FULL SUPPORT... I will be helping you out 100% to the same degree you helped me out during my run for mayor this year!!!

The essence of his standard is simple - if you are the most qualified candidate he will not help you get elected if you did not worship him during his failed campaign for mayor.

The one person whose name you will never see again on a ballot is Castro's.  Everything is in place to reinstate his felony conviction if he ever tries to serve on a jury or seek public office.

This thing is a fifth rate con artist who may be able to get a bunch of lemmingistic gossip starved people to follow him, but in the end the law will still apply and educated people will never back him.

Soon the con job he pulled on property taxes to take away a Christians group's church.

Friday, August 28, 2015

 
DEFENBAUGH BISD AUDIT WAS A FRAUD AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT
 
These two graphics prove the fraud as to Rey Arteaga.  In the Report under summary and recommendations the comments on Arteaga are harsh.  They were added after Catalina Presas [she has dropped Garcia from her name - there is no evidence of a divorce] and Luci Longoria were  allowed to review the initial report.

What Defenbaugh could not explain in the Joe Rodriguez and Chavez lawsuit is how in an email from Danny Defenbaugh himself he praises Rey Arteaga for how he ran his organization to changing the final report demanding administrative action.

This evidence only speaks to Rey Arteaga - and no one else.  But it is evidence the report was changed at some one's request.

Obviously a board member is leaking a possible settlement.  I have no problem with such a leak.  We the people need to know the truth - the entire truth which includes after Cata Presas and Luci Longoria reviewed the initial report Defenbaugh's assessment of Rey Arteaga changed.
 
THE ISOLATION OF DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS
 
Today Parents Against Domestic Abuse has a video of Terry Crews describing what it was like to watch his father beat his mother.  He seems to be a survivor, but not all children are survivors.  In the case I have been profiling, the eldest child out of fear of the abuser who still comes around although told to stay away, now lives with the grandmother,  She cannot handle the emotional and physical abuse of the mother.
 
UPDATE WHICH PROVES WHY OFFICER MARTINEZ AND SGT JARAMILIO SHOULD BE FIRED ASAP
 
Two eyewitnesses just verified that the alleged abuser in this case went after his victim a second time last Saturday after she was taken to her mother's home to be safe because the alleged abuser was occupying her home as a criminal trespass.
 
The mother and daughter live in the same complex, but at opposite ends which is about a 5 minute walk.  Once the abuser learned Officer Martinez and his boss SGT Jaramillio were going to take no action to arrest him for domestic abuse, criminal trespass, or destruction of another's property he ran over to the victim's mother's home and demanded she return to her home with him.  He did not realize the victim's brother was there.  Once he realized he was up against a man instead of an abused woman, the coward Benigno Garza took off.
 
It is lost on DA Saenz and Chief Rodriguez that the reason Benigno Garza went after his victim a second time is because he knew they would not enforce the law.  The parents are livid and determined to make Saenz and Rodriguez lives a living hell.  Their daughter is in danger and the police will not help because according to officer Martinez Saenz will not prosecute if the victim does not sign the complaint.  This is not Texas law.
 
ORIGINAL POST
 
The grand jury referral is coming.  God save the judge who blocks it.  This mother and now her eldest child continue to suffer because to put it in the words of the officer J. Martinez badge 7158 "the DA will not prosecute so they do not arrest the alleged abusers unless the victim signs the complaint."  The police report clearly states the victim was injured with a head injury.
 
Sgt Jaramillio badge 5113 told office Martinez to write a report and move on.  There are clear variances between Office Martinez's police report and the 911 call.  The caller clearly states that the victim was abused by the father of her two sons.  The bruising to the head is described.  This is also in the beginning in the written police report.  But then at the end Officer Martinez says the family member who rescued the victim claims the victim never made an outcry concerning the abuse.  This is a bold face lie and falsification of a police report to cover-up the fact he would not enforce the law and go and arrest the accused.  How can the officer describe what happened unless the victim made an outcry to someone?
 
I spoke with the family member who rescued the alleged victim and she is determined to tell the grand jury Officer Martinez misrepresented her when he said she said the victim never made an outcry to her.  The only time the victim did not speak with the family member about what happened is when Office Martinez was there and not prior.  The family member is clear and the 911 call proves it, the victim did make an outcry.
 
The report clearly shows that the apartment was trashed and the alleged abuser is the one who trashed the apartment.  The report clearly says that victim was injured to the head.
 
According to the family member who rescued the alleged victim, Officer Martinez stated that the BPD requires that the victim remain in the home with the man beating them until the police arrive.  This is beyond stupid.  Nothing other than a desire to violate this victim's rights as a woman prevented officer Martinez from going to the home of the victim and taking pictures of the tore up apartment and arresting the abuser.  Even a 5 year old could add up that 2 plus 2.  But according to the family member witness Officer Martinez stated as a BPD officer he could not add up that 2 plus 2.
 
The grand jury will be asked to bring an indictment against the alleged abuser and to investigate Officer Martinez and Sgt Jaramillio for violating this domestic abuse victims rights under federal and state law. Their conduct is a potential federal crime under 18 USC 242.  Until we fight back against the abusers, DA Saenz who refuses to prosecute and the police who continue to allow women to be abused rather than do their job, the women in Brownsville will remain in danger.
 
The grand jury referral to the district judge is being copied to the Texas Rangers, DOJ and FBI, and a national organization which deals with victims of domestic abuse.  The judge based on previous evidence of abuse by DA Saenz will be asked to appoint a special prosecutor.
 
We either stand and fight to protect our women or accept they do not matter.
 
YOU MUST WATCH THE TERRY CREW VIDEO ON PADA TO UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE STATEMENT

 
MORRISON ROAD - DEADENDS JUST LIKE OUR HOPE FOR COMPETENT POLITICOS
 
This is south of the Home Depot on Morrison.  Just feet on the other side of the railroad tracks Morrison continues all the way to Alton Gloor.


 
The arrow is where the railroad tracks cut off Morrison.  Morrison road development started out as a great partnership between private individuals and various governmental entities.  By all definitions of success, it has been successful. 
 
But then every governmental entity started the blame game.  Who would be responsible for linking the two ends of Morrison?  Answer from our politico leaders. 
 
 

 
SIGN POLLUTION ANOTHER FAILURE OF OUR INEPT CITY COMMISSION

For the candidates who survive  the March primaries, their signs will still be up until November 2016.  How is this possible other than an inept city commission?  The last time they amended the political sign ordinance they made the pollution possible.  Nothing but a bunch of self serving trolls who care nothing for our community or the people.

I can assure the candidates through your signs you are doing nothing to endear me to vote for you.  You are a polluter.  I love the natural beauty of our community.  We are fighting LNG to preserve the beautify of our community.  But yet these politicos who fail to see our love for the beauty of are community are determined to pollute it with signs.

Unless these politicos stand out from their opponents, they will not be getting my vote.  The idea we have to endure more than a year of their sign pollution only proves they do not care about us, and the Brownsville city commission is filled with inept leaders.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

 
TWO NIGHTMARES ACTUALLY
 
On the PADA FB page I posted a video of a social experiment wherein women are being assaulted and the other people in the elevator are doing nothing to stop it.  This says a lot about we as a people.  When will you care?  When you get the call your loved when is dead?

SELLING MY BROTHER'S HOME

I just fired the third Title Company.  I cannot even now hire a real estate attorney to do a simple warranty deed.  The buyer may be willing to forgo title Insurance.  The manufactured home by close of business today, because of my work, not the Title Company will provide her a clear title to the home. 

The land has two deeds.  One in 1987, when my brother brought a bunch of land from our step-mom and her husband.  The deed is clean as can be.  Then in 1998, pursuant to Letters Testamentary from the probate court, the Executor as Executor and Individually deeded another .38 acres to my brother pursuant to the will.  The Grantor is the executor as appointed by the Probate Court, and not our step mom.

Without an affidavit from someone who has no interest in this matter stating that Dorothy's nickname was Jimmie - she would be 108 today if she were alive, the Title companies refuse to close the deal.  I paid to have this all reviewed by a lawyer in Houston and they are dumbfounded by the conduct of the Title company lawyers.

It is so bad the lawyers claim they have the right to strip my brother and sister in law from signing the closing papers.  They do not.  Only a probate judge can do this or they can do it voluntarily. 

So we were to close tomorrow - we will not.  The new owners already live in the home.  I am waiting to learn if the buyer will forgo the Title Insurance and accept a warranty deed as prepared by a Houston lawyer.  A local real estate attorney did not know the difference between a Quite Claim Deed and Warranty Deed.  It is a nightmare.  I was up until 3:30 pulling the deeds and probate papers to forward to the Title company which had refused to pull them.

I just finished forwarding everything to everyone, including verification I paid the estimated 2015 taxes, which is required to change title on a manufactured home.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

 
BRAIN INJURY IN DOMESTIC ABUSE OVERLOOKED
 
SEE FB PADA FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE ON HEAD INJURIES AND DOMESTIC ABUSE
 
The case does not have to be as bad as this one.  In the case I am working on Chief Rodriguez absolutely refuses to arrest the alleged abuser even though Texas law does not require the cooperation of the alleged victim.  Officer Martinez specifically told me he would not arrest the alleged abuser because the DA's office will not prosecute without the cooperation of the victim.  This is not Texas law.  Her statement identifying her alleged abuser along with her bruising and lump on her head was more than enough to arrest the alleged abuser. 
 
At the time he was an employee of City Commission Tetreau's husband.  She lied to me and said she would have a supervisor call the officer right away and instruct him in the law.  She never did it.  According to the alleged abuser he was not fired until the following Wednesday after the alleged Saturday attack. 
 
During that call from the victims and alleged abuser in the background I was specifically told Art Kalifa was demanding I take down the story.  Art Kalifa and Jessica Tetreau then tried to file bogus criminal charges on me for exercising my right to free speech and reporting facts, after I refused to take down the articles.  The police considered their complaint so frivolous they did not even record it.  They informed me of same on Tuesday.
 
Women die all of the time from head injuries caused by domestic abuse.  Officer Martinez at my request refused to call the EMS to check out the victim.
 
It is clear the Brownsville Police have no interest in training their officers in the law of domestic abuse or enforcing the law.  The parents of the victim are working on it.  This is far from over.  The only thing the police have done right so far was laugh Jessica Tetreau and Art Kalifa out of the police station.
 
Okay guys, I forgot I have early meetings. Not sure when I will be home.  I may add additional stories later on Wednesday.



DOCTORS AND THE GOD COMPLEX

I want to be clear about something - the sign of brilliance in a surgeon is recognition of their limitations.  During my second gallbladder surgery I was lucky so many surgeons were willing to say given the potential for complications, they were not qualified to do the surgery.  These were highly qualified Board Certified surgeons in their fields.  They all agreed that Dr. Jose Almeda, a liver specialist was my best option.  Dr. Almeda was very frank and honest with me - he said I may be in pain for the rest of my life.  I suffer pain every day. The liver is highly scarred.  It's complex but the pain comes from spasms.  Something as simple as water can set off the spasms.  I am incorporating the pain into my life, so I am not even taking Ibuprofen.  It is a nuisance pain which I can live with.

My point is not all doctors are bad.  Some are brilliant enough to be honest and know their limitations and are not afraid to refer you to a more qualified surgeon.

PROFILE OF THREE CASES

CASE ONE:

About a month ago, a Dallas women was discharged from the hospital to die at home within the next two days.  She is doing well walking around her home with her walker.  I do not have a problem with the doctors being wrong - my issue is their unwillingness to say "we do not know the problem so we cannot give you a prognosis."

CASE TWO:

A man as strong as a race horse was told by the oncologist that he has stage 4 cancer and that they will make him comfortable before putting him in hospice care.  The man has no symptoms and is as strong as a race horse.  The diagnosis is based not on biopsies but statistical probably of what they saw in the thoracic cat scan.  The findings put him at 50/50 chance of them being cancer.  Now given the fact they have no biopsy and the man has no symptoms and is as strong as a race horse, what forms the basis of the opinion?  Arrogance.

CASE THREE:

A man loses three pints of blood over several months before collapsing.  He is diagnosed with esophageal cancer.  He is being treated at the best cancer facility in NYC.  Even though no Pet scan or thoracic scan has been done, the doctor tells him he will be fine after chemo.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR MEDICAL SCHOOLS?

All I expect from my doctors is, "I do not know."  That is a legitimate answer.  But winging it because you are a doctor is not an option.
 
PADA PROFILES QUIZ AND VIDEO ON DOMESTIC ABUSE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

CLICK FOR PARENTS AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE ON FB

The quiz is important because it teaches you what you do not know.  The video is important because it shows how much domestic abuse happens behind closed doors.  This is why you need to take the quiz so you learn to help your family and friends who may be suffering behind closed doors.

I do not like the video which follows because it is about black on white violence.  It seems out of place, but once you watch it you begin to understand how the abuse black men believe they are suffering results in black on white violence.  It speaks to the cycle of violence and all the more reason to pull children from homes where domestic abuse occurs.
 
INTERNET TROLLS
 
It is sad these trolls are so miserable they have nothing better to do with their life other than to try and bully people as anonys.  I get they are cowards, and more likely than not victims of domestic abuse either directly or indirectly.  There are only two explanations for the trolls, mental illness, or collateral damage from domestic abuse as a child.  The comments never get through at the BV.  It does make me sad though that their family do not see it or worse, care.

Monday, August 24, 2015


 
HOW AN AMERICAN FARMER AND CHEF FOUND MONEY IN WHAT IS NORMALLY DESTROYED
 
"But in Mexico, corn smut is known as huitlacoche, and it's long been a delicacy."
 
Click for NPR Article

It has been many years since my first taco de huitlacoche. I have tried many on line recipes and failed.  The first time I had them my ex and I thought they were an unusual tasting black bean taco.  After two we were told they were a bit expensive and really for the guests to each only try one.

We were then told what we were eating.  I have never found a restaurant in Matamoros which sells them.  I have had them in Mexico City.  You can buy it in a can, but still must know how to cook it.   I have failed enough times that I have surrendered. 

This just goes to show, what American farmers came to be known as a failed crop, is now becoming an item demanded by top chefs.  Maybe some day a restaurant in Brownville will find a cook who knows how to make tacos de huitlacoche.
 
STOP THE CYCLE OF ABUSE
 
What this picture depicts is a parent abusing a child and then the child growing into an abuser.  In a few short days, my FB page Parents Against Domestic Abuse has had over 5000 hits.  Now remember the issue is a national issue so people from all over the country are looking at the page.  It is truly informational.
 
If you click over today you will see two new articles on how children in homes with domestic abuse are impacted - including growing up to become abusers themselves.  If you choose to wait to get educated until a family member has become a victim, you are part of the problem.
 
THE NEW TRUANCY LAW
 
School officials need to read the two new articles on children.  They may learn the child is acting out or missing school because of domestic abuse at home.  The child may not be a direct target, but they are becoming collateral damage.
 
The PADA FB page is easy to maintain.  There is more informational articles on the net then imaginable.  I will begin to post a series of interviews by victims both male and female who just did not see it.
 
IF YOU GO TO PADA YOU MAY REALIZE YOU TOO ARE A VICTIM
 
TODAY'S POSTS ARE ON CHILDREN
 
I will say with 100% confidence, any parent who allows a child to grow up in a home with domestic abuse is abusing that child and in all likelihood setting that child up to becoming an abuser themselves. Is this not enough of a reason to get educated?
 
You might learn something about yourself, your child, your friend, or other family member.  It is not so simple as a black eye.  The abuse may be there and you do not see it so you cannot help them.  PADA helps to educate you.
 
Everyone needs to watch the Emma Murphy video.
 
CAN LINCOLN PARK BE A UTEP CENTENIAL PLAZA

It is so much more beautiful in the spread in my alumni magazine.  God I miss hiking up the mountain on Sunday to study.  The Sun Bowl is nestled in the mountains.  It is something to watch the football game in the snow surrounded by the mountains.  In my four years we won one game, in the snow against San Diego.  The truth be told no one won.  The field was solid mud and the ball was flying in all directions with neither team ever having control.  Somehow a UTEP player got his hands on it and scored.  This is where I learned to love college football over professional football.

ANYWAY WHY CAN'T LINCOLN PARK BE AN INTRICATE PART OF UTRGV?

 



My first night at UTEP in the dorms [a must if you really want to experience university life] I met Teresa.  I could not believe I was attending a university with someone of such exceptional intelligence.  39 years later we are still friends.  That first night we spent hours getting to know each other on a cold night [yes UTEP can get cold in August - remember you are in the mountains] sitting at a table in one of  UTEP's many green areas.  Parks are good for the students.

The better option for the COB and UTRGV is to incorporate Lincoln Park into UTRGV.  The Fine Arts program can have endless musical and play performances in the amphitheater.  It can and will become a center of culture for Brownsville, while inspiring our children to see UTRGV as a place they want to be.

I would be there with my picnic basket and booboo and on a regular basis.  We have the weather, why not use it to UTRGV's advantage.

I remember sometime back there being a problem with the UTB students playing various sports on a lawn near the student union.  UTRGV should provide a shuttle to Lincoln Park so that the students have a place to exercise and let off steam.  We use to call it hernia hill.  It was all uphill in the mountains to get from the dorms to the football stadium.  But you know what, it was good exercise and in a large group we always enjoyed the climb.

I would have no objection to the COB allowing UTRGV for a small rent to build a small student area where they can study or get something to eat.  A WIFI area needs to be installed.  This is something the city and UTRGV can do together.  As a reasonable settlement, I would not object to the city and UTRGV jointly paying to make all of Lincoln Park WIFI ready.

Smart minds can make Lincoln Park something which helps to define UTRGV as something unique and student friendly.  But as is always the question in Brownsville and Cameron county, vision is a problem.

The people, and the students of UTRGV can use Lincoln park in harmony with a partnership with UTRGV which makes it even better.
 
THE UNITED BLOGS
 
On many issues the blogs have been united.  Lincoln Park is a good example.  That battle is far from over.  An acceptable con is being negotiated. 
 
We have been united in our opposition to United Brownsville.  If we can get the 4th vote to end TSC's support of United Brownsville, it will maybe provide BISD the courage to end its support.  It will be a powerful start to ending this con on Brownsville and obstacle to a Cameron County Metroplex.
 
LNG - THIS IS A GOOD ONE - THE PEOPLE ARE UNITING
 
The blogs are in opposition to LNG.  Although only the BV has demanded Carlos Masso come out against LNG.  As a Port Commission it is his job to send a message the people do not want it.  But the problem is the blogs are also united against Luis Saenz, for the most part.  Carlos Masso will secure far more votes coming out against LNG, than he will get in financial support by saying nothing.
 
On the Carlos Masso LNG issue, the blogs fail.  They are giving him a pass because they want him to defeat Luis Saenz.  Well in my opinion he will defeat Luis Saenz if he stands with the people on this issue.  Carlos Masso coming out against LNG could create a landslide of other politicians coming out against LNG, and LNG will be no more.
 
LNG is the elephant in the room of Carlos Masso's campaign headquarters which no one wants to talk about.  If Saenz sees the value in the issue first it will cost Masso the election. It is time the blogs unite in pushing Carlos Masso to openly oppose LNG - it is good for Brownsville, Port Isabel and South Padre, and good for Carlos Masso's campaign.
 
With McHale you never know what is real or fiction , but an over night cruise to Cuba from Brownsville might work, especially if it includes a casino.  Now would this not be a better use of our port?

 
COURTROOM DOGS- A GOOD USE FOR FORFEITURE MONEY
 
"Testifying in court is an incredibly stressful ordeal, especially for young children. Luckily, dogs make everything better — even the aftermath of a traumatic event."

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Sunday, August 23, 2015




PARENTS AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE ON FACEBOOK

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On the FB page you must listen and read about the impact on children as profiled on CNN.  As a parent when you do nothing and make excuses for the man or woman physically or emotionally abusing you, you are teaching your children this is normal.  They suffer emotionally - they take it to school - and in far too many cases they grow up to be abusers.  The latter makes it a fact - when a man or woman does nothing to end the abuse they the parent are in effect teaching their children to be abusers.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

 
PARENTS AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE [PADA]
 

I am new to actually using FB, so I will get better.  People have been giving me a lot of ideas on how to get the alleged abuser I have been profiling arrested.  The parents want it to happen.  Guys, I did include a link on men being abused but it got dropped.  I will try again, because I know it is equally important.

This page will develop with all sorts of articles - to include how abused children become abusers.  This by itself is a major reason why the abusers need to be arrested and barred from their family.  They are the seeds which grow their children eventually into becoming abuser themselves.  We must work to stop the cycle of abuse.  But if the man or woman who is the abuser will not agree for help, then jail time is the only meaningful solution.

I do not believe in locking everyone up for long periods of time.  If someone is a good candidate for therapy to deal with the source of their abuse and the victim also enters therapy, then  if the therapist believes it is okay, then some contact should be allowed as part of the healing.  But in the beginning it must be no contact until a therapist can clearly say the victim knows they have done nothing wrong and the abuser is the problem, and they will keep the abuser out of their life.
 
THE RULES ON COVERING THE PRIMARIES
 
Look, a large number of people in Cameron county because it is a presidential race and Hillary Clinton will be at the top of the ballot [I will be voting Bernie Sanders in the primaries] will vote a straight ticket - Democrat.  Sheriff Lucio will win - that election is over.  You can expect very little coverage on the sheriff's race.
 
THE RACES I CARE ABOUT
 
County Judge and County Commissioners - we need people who understand Brownsville is wrong in their extra territorial jurisdiction lawsuit, and how to turn Cameron county into a metroplex.  This is how I will cover these races.  I do not care who you are, what you have done in the past, or who you associate with, if you can articulate a path to a Cameron county metroplex, the BV will be giving you a lot of positive coverage.  If you cannot, the BV will be pointing out you have no vision on this issue.  Again, who you are or your past means nothing to me at this point.  I care about moving Cameron county forward as a metroplex and if you have the vision and knowledge in how to do it, the BV will be with you- all past differences aside.

The other election is the judgeships.  I will be looking at the judges' record and then go from there.  The 445th is an open seat so that race will be decided on the character of the candidates. There may be an interim appointment from Governor Abbott, but they will not have been on the bench long enough to have an appellate record to judge their work. You cannot be tied to the corruption and expect the BV to run cover for you.  The BV will cover your history of corruption.

THE RACE FOR DA

There is no chance I will be voting for Saenz.  But we do not yet know who is running.  There is still time for other candidates to get in the race, especially if Saenz is forced to resign or is indicted.  In January we will know who the candidates are.  All I know for sure is there is no way Saenz will get my vote.

JUANITO AND HIS ADS

So long as he keeps my family and I out of it, he can print any lie or deception he wants for his paid advertising candidates.  As has been pointed out to me many times, no one believes a word he says so there is no reason for me to point out his lies for the candidates who pay him. 

I gave him a free hand on Jessica and never defended against his lies once I announced that free hand.  I gave him a free hand on BISD, and have not come to the defense of anyone at BISD.  To a person they are all corrupt.

The people want substance and that is what the BV will deliver.  If I have to point out to you Juanito's writing is bought and paid for, then I lost that battle before I penned one word.  So have it Juanito - get word out so long as you keep me and my family out of it those who pay you will not have me pointing out your lies.  They are already presumed so why should I get involved. 

My readers will get the good, the bad and the ugly on all candidates.  But as to the commissioners race, there will be a lot of coverage on who does and does not have a vision and the knowledge to make Cameron county into a metroplex.  And again, I do not care who you are, or who your friends are, or what you have done in the past.  If you have the vision and the knowledge of how to make Cameron county into a metroplex, the BV will be giving you a lot of positive coverage- all past difference aside. 
 
HURRICANE DANNY SEEMS TO BE MOVING NORTH
 
There are two weather systems north of Danny which could send it south again.  But for now it appears there is a chance it will either cross Florida into the Gulf or head up the east coast.  People you cannot wait until the last minute to dispose of your brush and trash.  Because the city already picked up the bulk trash about 10 days ago I took my brush to the dumps this morning.

 
THE CITY LANDFILL THIS MORNING
 
The bulk brush area is closed so they had us all dumping our bulk brush in the regular trash area.  It was nice going at 8:15 a.m.  There was no line to get in.  Last night I trimmed the Palms in my front yard in anticipation of hurricane season.  I placed them in the bed of my truck, and tied a tarp over the brush.  I was ready to go at 8:15 a.m.
 
I am also posting this picture because people need to understand what they are dumping.  Recycling is important.  During the season when I am not mowing the grass it takes about 6 weeks for me to fill one trash can with garbage.  My roommate and I recycle everything.  Most food is fresh so cans are a rare bird in my home. 
 
I love the fact that Bela was teaching her cousins last week where all the  different recycling goes and why it is important to recycle.  I have containers for everything.  When I go to the center on Elizabeth street everything is sorted and clean.  It is called respect for the workers.  We donate the soda and beer cans [I do not drink soda or beer but my guest do bring soda and beer] to an elderly man who has a lot of people doing the same.  He sells them for gas and grocery money.  Given the number of people who are giving him cans, he is making a good chunk of change every month.
 
Off to clean the pool, and then mow the yard.
 
My bananas are getting big.  I do not know if they will be eating or plantain bananas but I am going to have a lot. I've learned you must care for the trees and water them a lot if you want fruit you can use.  I spent an hour on the purple one yesterday.
 
I've also learned that if you spend enough time with the Elephant ears they will get as tall as the house.

Friday, August 21, 2015

 
TRASH CATA PRESAS-GARCIA ENDORSES KALIFA-TETREAU'S SUPPORT OF THE DOMESTIC ABUSE OF WOMEN AND MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS
 
Catalina Presas I AGREE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
You did what's right and this has got to stop....
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  • Jessica Tetreau Thank you. I'm so grateful to you for your friendship and understanding.
Cata we all know you have taught your son to be a homophobic bully, are you going to be like Jessica and now teach him to beat women.  This woman suffered severe head injuries and you defend Jessica for running cover for him.
 
Cata you were born trash and will die trash.
 
Your endorsement of this domestic abuse will be an issue in your campaign.  It is forever saved.
 
Your endorsement of use of falsified police complaints to silence speech make you nothing short of a Nazi - again your comment is saved and will be used against you in your campaign.
 
What has to stop Cata is you associating with criminals,  and costing BISD taxpayers millions.
 
Come on Juanito, you going to now protect Cata for endorsing Jessica's abuse of women and not paying her workers.  What is your fee to Cata to change your hatred of Jessica.  The blogosphere awaits to learn your price. 

Who will be your highest bidder - Zeke or Cata?  Do not forget I expect my 50%. 




 
 
 
 

 
 
 
ART KALIFA OF CARWASH PLUS ACCUSED BY JESSICA TETREAU OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, WHILE FEDERAL JURY FINDS HE DOES NOT PAY HIS EMPLOYEES

Jessica Tetreau's own words as heard on 911 call:

"My husband just attacked me."

"He was going to smash it in my face"  It meaning glass.

"He threw me to the floor."

Brownsville Herald article verifying Art Kalifa owner of Carwash Plus and the verdicts above.

The first above three posts are jury verdicts against Art Kalifa's business CarwashPlus for not paying his employees.  The alleged abuser in this case I have been covering, Benny Garza, has repeatedly told me and the mother of his sons, that there are times he must check out when he is not washing cars, or after working for a few hours learned the employee who was to check him in did not, which meant he would not be paid.  This was the only job Benny could find, so the story remained silent out of fear he would be fired.  Jessica Tetreau knew I knew the truth, but Benny needed the money for his sons, so I was constructively being blackmailed to remain silent.

THE FOURTH DOCUMENT

It is a subpoena on the mother of the alleged abuser's daughter who is about to turn 6.  You will note her address is not listed because of FVI - which means family violence.  The court documents show he does not pay child support.  Jessica who knows he has a daughter as his employer has not questioned why no garnishment order has been issued on his wages.  Why?  According to the Child Support office they cannot find him, but yet they have is SSN.  Child Support routinely run SSN in search of deadbeat parents.  If Benny has a job with Carwashplus, why has it not shown up in the system so they can garnish his wages?

There is a major problem with Domestic Abuse in the Kalifa/Tetreau home. 

From the Herald:

Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:00 am
BROWNSVILLE - Brownsville police have documented five disturbances involving District 2 City Commissioner Jessica Tetreau Kalifa since her election in mid-May.
 
The incidents are among eight reports filed with the police department since 2006. They include disturbances, arguments, assaults and assault/family violence".

Be patient - but I have the story after I finish posting documents in picture form.  They are running cover for Benny Garza, their employee who allegedly beat the mother of his sons, allegedly beat the mother of his daughter, and is on the run from child support for his daughter.

Child Support office told me they could not locate him based on his social security number.  This means his income is either not being reported by Art Kalifa of Car Wash Plus, or the Child Support Office blew me off when I reported him about a year ago.

WEDNESDAY'S PHONE CALL WHICH I BELIEVE WAS INSTIGATED BY ART KALIFA

The phone call was heart wrenching and very disturbing as the abuser pushed the victim to get me to take down all of the posts because Art Kalifa told him he wanted them down.

After I repeatedly told the victim she need to get to counselling and indicated I would not help Benny Garza abuse her because she was in denial, I could hear Benny in the background pushing her to push me.  I was then asked to speak with Benny.  I refused.

But the message was clear, Art Kalifa told Benny Garza to have me take down the posts.  It was on Saturday Jessica told me she would call the police station to have the supervisor explain to the officer at the scene he did not need the victim's agreement to pursue charges.  Only after I let out word that I was not happy with her failure to act and then in fact refuse my calls, that she text me and said she could not call because someone by the name of Nino could not find the number she needed.  Really?, you are a city commission and you cannot google the number for the police department.

It was not until Wednesday that the employee was fired upon which then I received the phone call I needed to take down the articles so Art Kalifa would be happy.  The clear implication was he would get his job back, if I took down the articles.

Jessica can tell her Lemonistic followers on her FB page her children are being threatened when they are not - they have not even been mentioned.  But like Erasmo Castro her mentor for lies and deception she throws in her children to defend the indefensible - support of domestic abuse and abuse of employees by not paying them.

Jessica is about the learn the value of free speech.  She is determined to stop it, because she does not want people to know the truth.  Jessica can run from the truth, but not the video of her statements to the police or the judgments of the court, which tell the truth she now seeks to silence with intimidation tactics which will not work.

 
IF YOU DO BUSINESS WITH CARWASHPLUS YOU SUPPORT ART KALIFA'S ABUSE OF HIS WORKERS AS FOUND BY A FEDERAL JURY, AND HIS WIFE'S CLAIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE AS SUPPORTED BY A POLICE RECORDING
 
IF YOU WANT TO SEND A STRONG MESSAGE AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE, AND ABUSE OF MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS STOP FINANCING ART KALIFA IN HIS BUSINESS

NEXT HOW JESSICA TETREAU THROWS HER FRIENDS UNDER THE BUS

PAY ATTENTION MELISSA LANDIN

Melissa told me she at no time sought employment with SpaceX.  Now Melissa, only you and Jessica know the truth.  She is the one who told me you were desperate to get away from Luis Saenz and asked her to help you get the interview with Space X.  You know if Jessica either told me the truth, or lied.  If she told me the truth, you now know just how untrustworthy she is.

During the campaign she told me she blocked Erasmo Castro because he was not supporting her.  She made clear statements he is a backstabber who she could not trust.  The two deserve each other. She wins the election and all is well. Well, because Castro will crawl to have access to elected officials.  The BV has no sacred cows, unlike Castro.

I can go on, as to the trash she has tried to feed me which I never printed.

I will say this, Jessica gave me the DownbythBorder tax returns which lead to my investigation.  I stand by my investigation because all of my findings are factual.  What I did not do was submit certain documents to the Comptrollers office because had they acted on them, it would have caused hardship on the Zarate children.  I would not do it.  But it is what she wanted.

When it reaches the point of children being hurt, you stop.  Jessica being Erasmo Castro is falsely throwing in her children for sympathy.  It is all lies and it is going to get the city, the police and other people in a lot of trouble.

I MAY HAVE ANOTHER DOCUMENT THIS AFTERNOON - I HAD IT BUT LOST IT - I NEED TO CONFIRM AN ADDRESS TO SEE IS THERE IS MORE TO THIS STORY