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Huh?……Vermont Court takes child away from natural mother because of contempt of court?

Over at Poitics1…..someone brought this up…….
Judge: Birth Mom Must Give Child to Ex-Partner

This is beyond natural law. Slavery lives! Run mom, run!

From article:

“Vermont Family Court Judge William Cohen ordered Lisa Miller of Winchester, Va., to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins of Fair Haven at 1 p.m. Friday at the Virginia home of Jenkins’ parents.”

If you read the story you have to shake your head…..it seems a whole lot of people in Vermont have lost it……

The birth mother of a 7-year-old Virginia girl must transfer custody of the child to the woman’s former lesbian partner, a Vermont judge ruled, adding that it seems the woman has “disappeared” with her daughter.

Vermont Family Court Judge William Cohen ordered Lisa Miller of Winchester, Va., to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins of Fair Haven at 1 p.m. Friday at the Virginia home of Jenkins’ parents.

The birth mother of a 7-year-old Virginia girl must transfer custody of the child to the woman’s former lesbian partner, a Vermont judge ruled, adding that it seems the woman has “disappeared” with her daughter.

Vermont Family Court Judge William Cohen ordered Lisa Miller of Winchester, Va., to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins of Fair Haven at 1 p.m. Friday at the Virginia home of Jenkins’ parents.

The supreme courts of Virginia and Vermont ruled in favor of Jenkins, saying the case was the same as a custody dispute between a heterosexual couple. The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to hear arguments on it.

Can someone please explain why these courts have ordered that a child be taken from the natural mother?….Am I missing something?

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December 29, 2009 Posted by | Family, Government, Law, Religion, Women | , , , | 4 Comments

While the U.S. does the fighting in Afghanistan…the Chinese have snuck in and are trying exploit the Copper….And there is more….

I have written here before that  Afghanistan is a barren place with no value….

I was wrong……you hear me?……I was wrong!…….

Today I sat down and read an astounding story that may be the hidden story of the Afghan campaign…..I fact I’m sure this story is rebounding thru the bowels of the CIA and other Intel agencies around the globe as I type……..here’s the meat of the story…….

After the American-led invasion of Afghanistan, Afghan geologists rescued the Soviet surveys of Aynak and hid them until more detailed exploration could resume.

That exploration — a detailed overflight of much of the country by American surveyors in mid-decade — showed Afghanistan to be far richer in oil, natural gas, iron, copper and coal than anyone had imagined. Aynak, in particular, was judged a world-class copper deposit, not just huge but of unusually rich quality, and the government chose it as the first major mineral concession to be auctioned to developers.

The place is frigging rich in natural resources!

Afghanistan………

This story is a walking time bomb……while the guest of the piece in the New York Times is about the Chinese sneaking in with their vast money pockets to claim the work in the first area in Aynak……and the American and NATO armies making that possibe….the piece gives a justification for the war!……Come on now folks!

If I was the President of the United States, at some point I would be saying to the American public…..’this war is not just to rub out Bin Laden, al Qaeda and the Taliban’…

….’I would say that this war is to secure an avenue for the Afghans and the United States to SHARE NATURAL RESOURCES…you digg?’

While the Chinese are bidding on a second project in the country….without compitition from the west…..I’m sure that the United Staes is going to figure out a way to get a piece of the fee’s that the Afghan’s will collect from their resources coming out of the ground……

The fact is the Chinese (their government) are willing to take all sorts of risks(war zones, disease ridden area’s, jungles, etc) to corner world’s resource markets…..and they have the money….but the even more short-term political and economic payoff for the U.S. is the fact there is something to get back from the Afghan’s for cleaning up their country…..I smell a deal coming……first a piece of the Iraq oil action…then Aftghanistan….

.maybe George W. Bush wasn’t so dumb after all!

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Ecology, Government, Media, Military, Politics, The Economy, Travel | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The New U.S. House of Representatives retirement list…….

As per Merlin, here at the Dog….here’s the updated retirement list for the United States House of Representatives…..

Updated House Retirement List 2010:

Democrats

Arthur Davis (Alabama 7th)

Kendrick Meek (Florida 17th)

Neil Abercrombie (Hawaii 1st; Resigning BUT hasn’t set a Specific Date)

Dennis Moore (Kansas 3rd)

Charlie Melancon (Louisiana 3rd)

Paul Hodes (New Hampshire 2nd)

Joseph Sestak (Pennsylvania 7th)

Bart Gordon (Tennessee 6th)

John S. Tanner (Tennessee 8th)

Brian Baird (Washington 3rd)

Republicans

George Radanovich (California 19th)

Michael N. Castle (Delaware At-Large)

Adam Putnam (Florida 12th)

Nathan Deal (Georgia 9th)

Mark Steven Kirk (Illinois 10th)

Jerry Moran (Kansas 1st)

Todd Tiahrt (Kansas 4th)

Peter Hoekstra (Michigan 2nd)

Roy Blunt (Missouri 7th)

Mary Fallin (Oklahoma 5th)

Jim Gerlach (Pennsylvania 6th)

J. Gresham Barrett (South Carolina 3rd)

Zach Wamp (Tennessee 3rd)

That’s a lot of people changing jobs…….

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Politics, Updates | , | 1 Comment

Senator Ben Nelson takes it on the chin in Nebraska……new polling numbers….

Merlin does his magic again…..

Here is the latest on the last hold out senator for the Healthcare Bill……ouch!

Rasmussen Survey

Nebraska Senate 2012

Dave Heineman (R) 61 %

Sen. Ben Nelson (D) 30 %

Others 5 %

Undecided 4 %

Note:…..The back and forth with the governor ( a Republican) was out in the open…..time may heal the wounds…but he ’s gonna have to use a good amount of shoe leather in the state…..the next election for him is three years away, in 2012…..

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Politics, Polls | , , | 4 Comments

The President of The United States of America does get tired…he's only human…..

Overnight flights all over the planet…..

Ordering  30,000 to 40,000 troops deployed……

Watching the unemployment rate see-saw above 10%……

Waiting for a Healthcare Bill to get done……

Stealing time to go to kids school, 15 car motorcade and all…..

Yea, I’m tired just thinking about it…….

Even his vacation in Hawaii doesn’t take it away from things………

Well, he did campaign for the job……right?

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Family, Government, Health, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Travel | , , | 9 Comments

The President of The United States of America does get tired…he’s only human…..

Overnight flights all over the planet…..

Ordering  30,000 to 40,000 troops deployed……

Watching the unemployment rate see-saw above 10%……

Waiting for a Healthcare Bill to get done……

Stealing time to go to kids school, 15 car motorcade and all…..

Yea, I’m tired just thinking about it…….

Even his vacation in Hawaii doesn’t take it away from things………

Well, he did campaign for the job……right?

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Family, Government, Health, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Travel | , , | 9 Comments

President Obama condems the Iranian reaction to dissent….

The President of the United States has mentioned his displeasure at the Iranian governments harsh crack down on dissent within its boarders….

This is the first time President Obama has gone on record against the regimes effort to quell disturbances…..

While not calling for regime change…his words have been heard in the country and will be used by demonstrators as a sign that the Americans are with their cause….Obama is well aware that too much encouragement will let the Iranian government pivot around and make the United States the focal point against the demonstrators as they did with the overthrowing of the Shah…..

Stay tuned for more …this story is simmering……

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics | , , | Leave a comment

Does the Internet change your politcal IQ?…you betcha!

This piece by Nate Silver over at FiveThirtyEigth.Com…..pretty much says it all( it’s a bit statistical)….once you start on your way here, on the net’…..you have no choice but to get gobbled up….

That’s my story…..and ah, I’m the guy in the drawing next to the piece…except my wife doesn’t call me anymore, she dozes off till I get finish and get in the bed…..

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Education, Media, Men, Politics, Women | , , | Leave a comment

IED hunters….who are they?… and can they be replicated?

The Army and The Marines have found out a little secret…..they have among their ranks male and female solders that have a very good ability in finding IED’s (mines or roadside bombs) in combat area’s…..

The military becoming aware of the fact did a study on the phonomenone…The three-year study, done by the Army Research Institute, the Air Force Research Lab, and the Army Research Lab, is finished. But the results are on close hold.

While they don’t want the bad guys knowing the results and the media publishing them…information from the study could be sent out to the troops in war zones and used by local law enforcement in the states and agencies like the Secret Service and State Department protective people in doing their jobs…..

If the skills are teachable…. it could be a major breakthrough in cutting casualties ( IED casualties since 2001  2,451 dead, 23,650 wounded, in Iraq and Afghanistan as of Dec. 5) resulting from the IED’s…..

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Education, Government, Health, Men, Military, Women | , , , | Leave a comment

NW 235 bomber may take out DHS head Napolitano as collateral damage…

It seems that the media is going after the Homeland Security Head Janet Napolitano in its frenzied response to the NW235 incident…Her first reaction to the incident was to say the system worked…a mistake any crisis manager knows not to do….you always give we’ll wait and see answers…because things always change in these situations…

But to go after her job…is utterly ridiculous…..

Sure they didn’t connect the dots…but the ball was dropped by everyone else…..NOT Homeland Security…..

The State Department approved the VISA, the subject was on a watch list, the subject was screened outside the United States!

Give us a break …and calm down people!….

There is no way you can completed stop this stuff from happening…..The security people need to be their toes…..But American security people were not involved in this except for the U.S. State Department …….

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Politics, September 11, Women | , , | 2 Comments