League of Women Voters not sponsoring Debate on Aug 2

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Would the League sponsor a US Senator Candidate debate on August 2 on TVW?

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/457205324/attorney-deal-challenges-maria-cantwell-to-debate-on-tvw-says-she-is-not-green-enough?ref=email&code=XD0Fa-WX2NTkx6Gb

News Release Is In Error!

Please be aware that contrary to the referenced press release —

The League of Women Voters of Washington will not be a sponsor for the debate that Mr. Deal suggests.

LWVWA only sponsors debates that it has worked to plan, using the rules for debate that the League has developed to ensure that all candidates are included in a fair and balanced exchange.

This is the first LWVWA is hearing about this suggested debate for August 2. Mr. Deal released the information prior to any contact with LWVWA.

LWVWA has had no contact with TVW nor any venue nor any candidates with regard to this debate.

Ann Murphy
President

Ann Murphy
League of Women Voters of Washington
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IRS “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” is ending September 28; affects taxpayers with undisclosed foreign assets

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Failure to report hidden assets abroad by the September 28 deadline may subject U.S. taxpayers to more severe penalties.

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Lawyer (N/A:N/A)

… Investigating offshore tax evasion remains a top priority for the IRS. … Furthermore, with the fast-developing analytics of today, it is much more difficult to hide bank accounts offshore …”

— Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Lawyer

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Foreign bank accounts are used by many American citizens and residents. And many such taxpayers may be unaware that such bank accounts must be declared to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Some taxpayers may intentionally hide such accounts from the IRS. In the United States, there is a legal requirement that all of these foreign bank accounts be reported to the United States on an annual basis, and that United States income taxes be paid on all of these bank deposit funds.

So far, U.S. taxpayers with such foreign bank accounts could report such accounts and come into compliance with lesser penalties based on the IRS “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” (OVDP). OVDP is a voluntary disclosure program for taxpayers who have hidden foreign bank accounts and prefer to avoid potential criminal liability and/or substantial civil penalties. It commences by providing IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) with the taxpayer’s name, address, taxpayer identification number and date of birth. The IRS then issues a “pre-clearance letter” and taxpayers proceed with a more complete disclosure in the form of a summary letter with exhibits (“Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Letter”). But this program will end in fewer than 60 days. After September 28, 2018, taxpayers will no longer be able to receive IRS clearance in advance (CI) to avoid severe penalties. Thus, it is extremely important for U.S. taxpayers to take advantage of clearing their unreported foreign bank deposits and other assets in the waning days of the OVDP.

Florida tax lawyer Richard Sam Lehman recently commented on this important deadline of September 28, 2018 for reporting such hidden foreign bank accounts, and suggests that affected taxpayers seek expert tax advice based on their specific situation.

Richard Lehman explains that the expiration of the of the OVDP does not indicate any change in IRS enforcement priorities. In fact, “Investigating offshore tax evasion remains a top priority for the IRS. The IRS continues to enforce offshore compliance with information received under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which is the network of intergovernmental agreements among the U.S. and other countries, as well as sources such as the Department of Justice’s Swiss Bank Program. Furthermore, with the fast-developing analytics of today, it is much more difficult to hide bank accounts offshore.”

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires that foreign financial institutions report the foreign assets held by U.S. taxpayers, or be subject to withholding on certain payments. FATCA is an important means for controlling tax evasion, by requiring U.S. taxpayers with foreign financial assets outside the United States to report such assets on tax declarations.

U.S. Taxpayers who fail to report under the OVDP by September 28 may be subject to much more harsher penalties, explains Richard Lehman. “This includes a penalty for failing to file the Form TD F 90-22.1 (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, commonly known as an “FBAR”). Generally, the civil penalty for willfully failing to file an FBAR can be as high as the greater of $100,000 or 50 percent of the total balance of the foreign account per violation. Even non-willful violations can still be subject to a $10,000 penalty per violation."

Several other penalties that may apply. There is a penalty for failing to file Form 3520, Annual Return to Report Transactions With Foreign Trusts and Receipt of Certain Foreign Gifts. The penalty for failing to file, or for filing an incomplete return, is the greater of $10,000 or 35 percent of the gross reportable amount (with certain exceptions). Further, there is a penalty for failing to file Form 3520-A, Information Return of a Foreign Trust With a U.S. Owner. Taxpayers must report ownership interests in foreign trusts. The penalty for failing to file each one of these information returns, or for filing an incomplete return, is the greater of $10,000 or 5 percent of the gross value of trust assets.

In conclusion, Richard Lehman opines that “it is extremely important for taxpayers who have foreign bank deposits and other types of foreign assets to take advantage of the waning days of this program while they still have the opportunity. Otherwise they may face tax evasion charges with prison terms of up to ten years and a fine of up to $500,000. If you control such unreported foreign assets, then now is the time to seek expert tax advice.”

Further information:

The website of Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Attorney, which provides additional information, is https://www.lehmantaxlaw.com/

Mr. Richard Lehman’s YouTube channel has several videos on this subject: https://www.youtube.com/user/rlehman33

Mr. Richard Lehman’s video about The IRS’s FATCA, Streamlined Compliance Procedure and other Amnesty Information is at https://www.lehmantaxlaw.com/fatca-streamlined-compliance/

Mr. Lehman’s video about "The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program" is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQnH7Vx0jRM.

IRS website about the OVDP https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/2012-offshore-voluntary-disclosure-program

Richard S. Lehman, Attorney at Law
United States Taxation and Immigration Law, LLC
561-368-1113
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Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Lawyer “New IRS Amnesty, FATCA & FFI Reporting” on YouTube


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GOP Congressman Investigates Undisclosed Gold Market Intervention by China and the Exchange Stabilization Fund

Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) Calls Out Fed & Treasury for Dodging Questions on Gold Activities

The American people are entitled to transparency and accountability when it comes to the status and use of America’s gold reserves.”

— Stefan Gleason

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee is calling out the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury for dodging questions about their activities involving America’s gold reserves.

In a letter dated July 27, Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) wrote to Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, after receiving perfunctory responses to his April 24th letter, noting “a few questions were either not addressed at all or not fully addressed.”

In particular, the Fed and Treasury would not articulate any U.S. policy toward gold and refused to comment on historical U.S. State Department documents pointing to a U.S. policy of “driving gold out of the world financial system in favor of the Federal Reserve Note or Special Drawing Rights issued by the International Monetary Fund.”

In his follow-up letter, Rep. Mooney provided evidence of involvement by the Exchange Stabilization Fund in the gold market and called attention to “the recent correlation of the gold price with the price of the Chinese yuan and the valuation of the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights.”

“Do these correlations reflect surreptitious intervention in the U.S. currency markets by China and currency manipulation by China?” Mooney asked.

Mooney also provided a 2009 letter from then Fed Governor Kevin M. Warsh acknowledging the existence of Fed documents on gold swaps (while simultaneously refusing to provide them in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee).

Mooney asked Chairman Powell to reconcile the Marsh acknowledgement with his July 12, 2018, letter, including Powell’s assertion that “The Fed does not engage, nor has it ever engaged, in gold swaps.”

Rep. Mooney noted the Treasury did not appropriately answer his question regarding prior audits of America’s gold reserves. In his July 11, 2018 response, Acting Assistant Treasury Secretary Brad Bailey merely discussed audits of gold compartment seals, and Mooney responded that a cursory examination of seals is “neither an inventory nor an audit of our nation’s gold.”

“This obfuscation by the Fed and the Treasury is unacceptable, and we are encouraged Congressman Mooney is calling them out on their game playing,” said Stefan Gleason, president of the Sound Money Defense League and Money Metals Exchange.

“The American people are entitled to transparency and accountability when it comes to the status and use of America’s gold reserves,” continued Gleason.
Rep. Mooney has emerged as one of the most vocal members of the U.S. House of Representatives on issues such as inflation and the central role of gold in restoring sound money, stable prices, and fiscal discipline.

“The purchasing power of our currency has fallen some 97% since Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, with an acceleration in the rate of decline occurring since the early 1970s when the final link to gold was severed,” wrote Mooney.

Congressman Mooney’s July 27 and April 24 letters – as well the responses from the Fed and Treasury to Mooney’s first letter – can be accessed here.

Jp Cortez
Sound Money Defense League
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Tax Lawyer Richard Sam Lehman starts legal blog and commentary on complex Tax Law Matters

Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Information on tax law developments now available on blog of tax lawyer Richard Sam Lehman; shares the experience gained in almost 50 years of tax practice

Richard Sam Lehman, Attorney at Law (N/A:N/A)

… In today’s global market, international tax issues are as prevalent as domestic tax issues …”

— Richard Sam Lehman, Attorney

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorney Richard Sam Lehman, specializing in Tax Law, announced his new legal blog which will focus primarily on complex legal issues in Tax Law. It is, in essence, a front row seat to a timeless lecture and the quintessential master class.

“With all the recent changes that resulted from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (also referred to as “Trump Tax Cuts”), I felt that I could help explain the importance and impact of these tax changes,” said Richard Lehman. “As a legal practitioner, I am sharing the experience I have gained in almost 50 years of solving complex Tax Law problems not only for individuals but for small businesses as well,” Richard added.

The old adage states that the only thing certain in life is death and taxes. The statement should have included another fact and that is change. Taxes inarguably lead the way in terms of change. According to a recent survey, the public’s collective opinion of the new tax laws mirrors their long-term expectations of the country. While 37% of Americans approve of the new tax laws, 46% criticize the changes; an astounding one out of every five persons offers no opinion on this crucial topic. In other words, aside from the experts like Mr. Lehman, no one truly knows the intricacies of the ever-changing tax laws.

With the extensive media coverage of everyone from reality stars to celebrities facing tax issues, the need for experienced lawyers like Richard S. Lehman has come to the forefront. Studies show that when it comes to an ideal tax lawyer, two key factors come into play. They want an attorney with specific experience in the field of taxation and one who has concentrated within that particular certain field, as in familiar with the laws and the protocols needed to address particular areas of tax relief.

"The best rule to follow in the field of tax law is to plan legal matters and obtain precision advice in advance to ensure commercial endeavors are completed at minimum tax costs and personal lives are minimally disrupted," adds Mr. Lehman.

But complex tax issues arise not only within the U.S. “In today’s global market, international tax issues are as prevalent as domestic tax issues,” states Mr. Lehman.

The Blog features legal analysis and commentary on precedential court decisions in the area of taxation, as well as regulatory developments. For example, the Blog includes several specialized articles on subjects such as “Favorable Tax Consequences Related to Ponzi Schemes and the Clawback,” “Ponzi Schemes and Theft Losses, as well as articles on FATCA, Offshore Bank Accounts & Foreign Assets, Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), and Streamlined Filing Compliance. Finally, Mr. Lehman notes as to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP): “It is important for U.S. taxpayers who still have unreported bank deposits to know that the OVDP program which applies to ‘willful wrongdoers’ will discontinue on September 28, 2018. Persons not in compliance may face massive financial and criminal penalties with little recourse.”

Richard Lehman’s blog is at http://richardlehmanblog.blogspot.com/

The website of Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Attorney, which provides additional information, is https://www.lehmantaxlaw.com/

Mr. Richard Lehman’s YouTube channel has several videos on this subject: https://www.youtube.com/user/rlehman33

Richard S. Lehman, Attorney at Law
United States Taxation and Immigration Law, LLC
561-368-1113
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Noted Tax Attorney Richard Lehman reminds taxpayers of IRS upcoming deadline for reporting hidden foreign bank accounts

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Richard S Lehman, Video on IRS Amnesty FATCA and FFI Reporting on Youtube

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Richard Sam Lehman, tax video on IRS Streamlined Compliance on YouTube

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Website of Richard S. Lehman, U.S. Tax Attorney

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

The IRS “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” (OVDP) is ending September 28, 2018; taxpayers with undisclosed foreign bank accounts should seek tax advice.

Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Attorney (N/A:N/A)

… it is extremely important for taxpayers who have foreign bank deposits and other types of foreign assets to take advantage of … of this program while they still have the opportunity …”

— Richard Sam Lehman, Tax Lawyer

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Many American citizens and residents have placed funds in foreign bank accounts all over the world. Some may be unaware that such bank accounts must be declared to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Other may intentionally hide such accounts from the IRS. There is a legal requirement that all of these foreign bank accounts be reported to the United States on an annual basis, and that United States income taxes be paid on all of these bank deposit funds.

Until now, taxpayers with such foreign bank accounts had an opportunity to report such accounts and come into compliance with reduced penalties under the IRS “Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program” (OVDP). OVDP is a voluntary disclosure program for taxpayers who have hidden foreign bank accounts, and wish to avoid potential criminal liability and/or substantial civil penalties. It begins by providing IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) with the taxpayer’s name, address, taxpayer identification number and date of birth. IRS then issues a “pre-clearance letter” and taxpayers proceed with a more complete disclosure in the form of a summary letter with exhibits (“Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Letter”). But soon this program will end. After September 28, 2018, taxpayers will no longer be able to receive IRS clearance in advance (CI) to avoid severe penalties. It is thus extremely important for taxpayers to take advantage of clearing their unreported foreign bank deposits and other assets in the waning days of the OVDP and seek tax advice.

Richard Sam Lehman, a highly respected Tax Law attorney based in Florida, today reminded U.S. taxpayers of this September 28, 2018 deadline for reporting hidden foreign bank accounts, and recommends that affected taxpayers seek expert tax advice based on their specific circumstances.

Mr. Lehman explains: “The closing of the OVDP does not indicate any change in IRS enforcement priorities. Investigating offshore tax evasion remains a top priority for the IRS. The IRS enforces offshore compliance with information received under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which is the network of intergovernmental agreements among the U.S. and other countries, as well as sources such as the Department of Justice’s Swiss Bank Program. Furthermore, with the fast-developing analytics of today, it is much more difficult to hide bank accounts offshore.”

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires that foreign financial institutions report the foreign assets held by U.S. taxpayers, or be subject to withholding on withholdable payments. FATCA is an important tool to fight tax evasion, requiring U.S. taxpayers with foreign financial assets outside the United States to report such assets.

Mr. Lehman explains that taxpayers who fail to report under the OVDP by September 28 may be subject to much more severe penalties. “Among them there is a penalty for failing to file the Form TD F 90-22.1 (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, commonly known as an “FBAR”). Generally, the civil penalty for willfully failing to file an FBAR can be as high as the greater of $100,000 or 50 percent of the total balance of the foreign account per violation. Even non-willful violations can still be subject to a $10,000 penalty per violation.”

There are several other penalties that may apply. There is a penalty for failing to file Form 3520, Annual Return to Report Transactions With Foreign Trusts and Receipt of Certain Foreign Gifts. The penalty for failing to file, or for filing an incomplete return, is the greater of $10,000 or 35 percent of the gross reportable amount (with certain exceptions). Further, there is a penalty for failing to file Form 3520-A, Information Return of a Foreign Trust With a U.S. Owner. Taxpayers must report ownership interests in foreign trusts. The penalty for failing to file each one of these information returns, or for filing an incomplete return, is the greater of $10,000 or 5 percent of the gross value of trust assets.

Mr. Lehman concludes that “it is extremely important for taxpayers who have foreign bank deposits and other types of foreign assets to take advantage of the waning days of this program while they still have the opportunity. Otherwise they may face tax evasion charges with prison terms of up to ten years and a fine of up to $500,000. If you control such unreported foreign assets, then now is the time to seek expert tax advice.”

Further information:

The Website of Richard S. Lehman is https://www.lehmantaxlaw.com/

Mr. Richard Lehman’s video about The IRS’s FATCA, Streamlined Compliance Procedure and other Amnesty Information is at https://www.lehmantaxlaw.com/fatca-streamlined-compliance/

Mr. Lehman’s video about The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQnH7Vx0jRM. This presentation was recorded live on October 2, 2014 during the CPA Academy Live Webinar. The objective of this presentation is to advise practitioners and taxpayers of new IRS' rules and regulations governing the report and the taxation of income from foreign bank accounts and foreign assets; and the penalties and relief provisions resulting from the holding of unreported foreign assets and foreign bank accounts by United States taxpayers.

IRS website about the OVDP https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/2012-offshore-voluntary-disclosure-program

The IRS maintains a web page with Q&A about the closure of the program at https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/closing-the-2014-offshore-voluntary-disclosure-program-frequently-asked-questions-and-answers

The IRS web page about the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is at https://www.irs.gov/businesses/corporations/summary-of-fatca-reporting-for-us-taxpayers

Richard Sam Lehman, Attorney at Law
United States Taxation and Immigration Law, LLC
561-368-1113
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The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program – Richard S Lehman, Esq., explains the updates


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Brett H. Pritchard on the School Bullying Pandemic

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard Says Bullying Needs to Be Addressed

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard Says Bullying Needs to Be Addressed

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard on the Bullying Epidemic

Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard on the Bullying Epidemic

Brett and Cindy Pritchard at the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen

Brett and Cindy Pritchard at the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen

Study shows that a third of students will be bullied this school year. Brett H. Pritchard and the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard says the time to act is now.

With major steps like this toward mentally safer learning environments, we will take steps toward physically safer schools.”

— Brett H. Pritchard

KILLEEN, TX, USA, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Having written on security measures in response to the school safety issue, Brandon Pritchard believes that schools must defend themselves from both exterior and interior threats. Pritchard connects the school bullying problem to the mental health and school safety debate, noting that it cannot be overlooked. Schools, research and governments must combine to effectively to curb the often-forgotten problem of school bullying.

Pritchard elaborates on how effective anti-bullying laws incorporate all these three spheres in his article for LinkedIn. Anti-bullying school programming and policy must be re-energized and renewed. Laws must reflect that this is an issue in 2018, not 2008, when many states signed anti-bullying legislation. Research must reflect bullying within the context of changing political and cultural climates, and this research should be integrated into school and state policy.

The first anti-bullying law was signed in Georgia in response to the Columbine Massacre because the gunmen had planned the attack as retaliation for the bullying they endured while attending the school. That was back in 1999 and Montana was the last state to sign anti-bullying legislation.

In the first decade of the 2000s, movies and documentaries related to bullying emerged. The news began reporting on extreme bullying cases, and schools and governments were responding, shifting toward intolerance. The public came to acknowledge the non-physical types of bullying: verbal, emotional, sexual, cyber. It was not until 2015 that Montana, the last state with no anti-bullying law, signed legislation.

National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) found that 33 percent of students who reported being bullied at school indicated that they were bullied at least once or twice a month during the school year. This shows that students most often experience bullying in a chronic sense. It recurs. The federal government began data collection on school bullying in 2005, when the prevalence of bullying was around 28 percent. With a political and cultural shift toward awareness, this figure has decreased some. NCES found that more than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied in 2016. This is a 7.2% decrease for an eleven-year difference.
With the historical and cultural context summarized above, Pritchard points out that many schools’ programming about bullying feels antiquated and is difficult for students to relate to. He elaborates in his Patch Op-ed, inquiring how they could be expected to identify bullying happening around them when students are being taught with, “the 2012 movie ‘Cyberbully’, equipped with 2010 sliding phones with qwerty keyboards and obsolete versions of social medias we use today.”

In his LinkedIn article, he also stresses holistic approaches to bullying, such as "positive behavioral interventions and supports" (PBIS). PBIS focuses on the whole student within the context of the climate of the school. “For a problem as complex as bullying,” he writes, “within a problem as complex as mental health and school safety, approaches such as these will be impactful.” They feel fresh, he stresses.

Pritchard’s article argues that schools should base their policy and practices on research. Research shows that a slightly higher percentage of female than of male students report being bullied at school (23% vs. 19%), for example. Conversely, a higher portion of male than of female students report being victims of physically bullying (6% vs. 4%) and harmful threats (5% vs. 3%; (NCES, 2016). With this information, teachers can better notice the signs of bullying.

For teachers to do this, though, schools need access to current research reflecting our changing culture and political climate. Schools should implement relevant, modern anti-bullying processes and programming. Laws and political policy need to reflect and stress that the bullying problem is not gone “[S]chools, researchers and governments must combine and focus their efforts to curb the often-forgotten problem of school bullying,” Brett H. Pritchard reiterates, “With major steps like this toward mentally safer learning environments, we will take steps toward physically safer schools.”

Brett H. Pritchard
Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard
(254) 220-4225
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Kimlin Johnson, Author of AUTHENTICITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & AMBITIONS, Celebrates Book Release with Book Signing Party

Kimlin Charise Johnson

Johnson seeks to encourage readers toward the need for authenticity, accountability and ambitions among all Americans who want to make America better.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Honoring her August 1, 2018 book release, acclaimed author Kimlin Charise Johnson will celebrate the launch of her highly anticipated book, AUTHENTICITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & AMBITIONS (AAA) on the next day August 2, 2018 by hosting an exclusive book signing on the patio at Maggiano’s at the Grove Los Angeles, (5:30pm-8:00pm PST). “This inaugural kick off for AAA will honor the people whose selfless efforts helped bring this book to fruition,” Johnson joyously exclaims.

Using historical events and examples from her own life, Johnson seeks to encourage readers toward the need for authenticity, accountability and ambitions among all Americans who want to make America better through positive change.

“Part history, part memoir and part self-help, this inspired book is designed to enlighten its readers on racism and ridicule in the 21st Century, years after the monumental Civil Rights movement,” Johnson shares. “AAA is a call to action, but more importantly, it seeks to discuss how Blacks treat each other and how to resolve this issue.”

AUTHENTICITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & AMBITIONS (AAA) is expertly broken up into four key sections that teach readers about the “untaught history of America”, Johnson’s personal challenges and triumphs as a strong Black woman, mother, and wife, as well as a myriad of ways that Black Americans can empower each other and themselves.

Beloved Reverend Cecil L. “Chip” Murray offers exclusive interviews and commentary in AAA, further supporting and honoring Johnson’s stalwart and important mission on improving people’s lives. “This book will be a model for any truly discerning reader, for it teaches the value, the proper value of self evaluation,” Reverend Murray expresses.

Although everybody, regardless of age or race, will find significant value in the book’s integral message of civil unity, the target audience is geared toward college students, who are our nation’s future lawmakers and leaders.

“Ten percent of purchase proceeds of AAA will go toward www.b-relyt.org my non-profit organization that strives to empower students. Our vision is that spending extra time on science and math academic curricula will provide the educational and emotional support necessary for underserved children to thrive in America,” Johnson concludes.

Kimlin Johnson’s Instagram: kimlin_aaa

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Enterprise CEO Pamela Nicholson Subpoenaed to Testify in Lee County Theft Trial

Enterprise Holdings CEO Pamela Nicholson commanded to appear and testify in Lee County civil theft suit

Enterprise Holdings CEO Pamela Nicholson commanded to appear and testify in Lee County civil theft suit

National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ civil theft plaintiff demands opportunity for direct examination of rental behemoth chief executive

ST. LOUIS , MISSOURI, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today three individual witness subpoenas to appear and testify at the civil theft hearing, Howe vs. Enterprise Holdings, Inc., in the County Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Lee County Florida. The trial is scheduled for August 22, 2018, in Fort Myers, Florida, Honorable Archie B. Hayward, Jr.

Related: Lee County Honorable Archie B. Hayward Jr. Receives Jury Request from National Car Rental Fraud Victim, SubscriberWise Confirms — https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180716005406/en/Lee-County-Honorable-Archie-B.-Hayward-Jr.

“The witness list is complete,” commented David Howe, National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ fraud victim. “And it’s far from substantial in terms of the number of witnesses needed because the Lee Port Authority Police official report effectively contains all the sworn testimony necessary to prove intentional negligence and fraud well beyond the preponderance which is required of the plaintiff.

“In addition to two local managers who had involvement with the ‘ding and dent’ predatory encounter at the SW FL Fort Myers International Airport National car rental counter, I have asked the Lee Clerk of the Court to command CEO Pamela M. Nicholson to appear and testify. I’ve also spoken with the St. Louis Sheriff today and have advised their office to expect the subpoena for personal service in Clayton, MO.

“From my perspective – as a victim like the myriads and myriads of others across this nation – it’s critical to know if the CEO is aware of the harmful practices, including but not limited to predatory arbitration clauses and unfair adhesion contracts that effectively ensnare wholly innocent consumers with ease at virtually any opportunity and without a shred of evidence of liability. It’s critical to know if the CEO is planning fundamental changes to internal processes for not only USA citizens, but also for our sisters and brothers from around the globe who have also been victimized with ease.

“And it’s critical to obtain the CEO’s sworn testimony so that lawmakers can be better informed about the state of the industry, including the problems and the solutions that only common sense regulation can resolve,” Howe added.

“Yes, it’s time for the car rental industry – and Enterprise Holdings in particular, to move beyond the inadequate protocols of asking individuals to record vehicle damage on rudimentary ‘damage’ slips as evidence of condition,” continued Howe. “It’s time to expose and mitigate the remarkable financial risks associated with the so called ‘Expedient’ rental process that virtually guarantees victimization against consumers who merely expected the good faith and fair dealing covenant when they drove off with a rental chock full of pre-existing ‘wear and tear’, as well as other minor conditions for which civil theft is perpetrated with incredible frequency and ease.

“Yes, it’s time to progress to the digital age and provide both consumers and rental agencies high-resolution digital photographic evidence of vehicle condition so that there’s no longer a doubt…and no longer a huge financial motive by predatory agencies to fleece innocent victims — which is exactly why the industry prefers to operate in the dark ages, literally,” concluded victim Howe.

“Enterprise has been accused of running a ding-and-dent scam so often by readers of this site, I’ve lost count.” — Christopher Elliott, Consumer Advocate at Elliott.org

“There’s literally hundreds of these [Enterprise consumer complaints]. It’s truly remarkable.” — Lindsey Sablan, Anchor/Call for Action Reporter at Wink News

Enterprise Rental Scam (FOX News) – Man says rental car company charging for damage that doesn’t exist — https://kdvr.com/2016/06/06/man-says-rental-car-company-charging-for-damage-that-doesnt-exist/

Enterprise Rental Scam (CBC) – Enterprise Rent-A-Car credits customer $4,000 after Go Public investigates — http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/enterprise-rent-a-car-improperly-charges-customer-1.3466025

Enterprise Rental Scam (Raycom Media) – Enterprise Rental Company is demanding $600 for damage — http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/31190715/car-rental-company-is-demanding-600-for-damage

Enterprise Rental Scam (CBS News) – Enterprise Car Rental Company charges $500 for phantom hail damage — https://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/05/11/enterprise-rent-a-car-hail-damage-refund/

Enterprise Rental Scam (Wink News) – Sanibel couple charged for under-car damages to rental — http://www.winknews.com/2016/02/29/sanibel-couple-charged-for-under-car-damages-to-rental/

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National Car Rental manager recognizes normal ‘wear and tear’ instantly and dismisses need to report


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Ball State U and Muncie – Felix Rippy on Universities’ Duties to Save Local Public Schools

Professor Felix Rippy Writes On Ball State takeover of Muncie Schools

Professor Felix Rippy Writes On Ball State takeover of Muncie Schools

Felix Rippy Op-ed

Felix Rippy Op-ed

Felix Rippy is a professor and commentator on public policy issues, especially dealing with public education and funding.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, UNITED STATES, July 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Public policy researcher and professor, Felix Rippy discusses the new solution to failing public schools: a university takeover. As Muncie Community Schools were in deep debt, neighboring university Ball State decides to step in. In his USA Herald Op-Ed, Rippy asks how they could just “sit back and watch [their] local feeder schools close or fail[.]” Especially, he emphasizes, because Ball State University was founded as a teaching college.

The Op-Ed recalls the single other university-school district partnership such as this in American history, Boston University’s (BU) takeover of failing public schools of nearby Chelsea, MA. Similarly, to Muncie schools, Chelsea’s school district was in debt, and struggling to keep students from fleeing to other schools. BU first came to control Chelsea schools in 1989 and gave the reins back in 2008.

After two decades of partnership, Chelsea schools were graduating more high schoolers, had art and music programs in their elementary and middle schools, and were offering many Advanced Placement courses in their high schools. Though, the school district was not 100 percent better, these and other massive improvements detailed in Rippy’s discussion make this solution successful.

Felix Rippy discusses universities’ networks and resources that make this solution so impactful. These abilities combined with a vested interest in the success of these local “feeder schools” creates a welcoming environment for university takeover. Further, Rippy points out that while Boston University is private, Ball State’s status as a public college adds a responsibility to give back to the local community that supports its function. By this formula, a plethora of universities across the country have a duty to serve their local public schools.

From BU to Ball State, just how the university in question gained power over their respective school district marks a change in education reform. In 1989, BU took control through a simple vote by Chelsea officials. In 2018, an Indiana house bill has been passed to monitor and handle financially struggling school districts. First, a special state-level board votes on whether the state assumes responsibility of the failing school district. Then, the board moves to revoke many powers of the school district’s board, like hiring and firing power of the superintendent. At a point in the process, the school is open to university intervention. All of this is possible through Indiana House Bill 1315.

Felix Rippy’s review of this historic event leaves an air of positivity. Failing school districts are a burden on their state and municipality, let alone the students they are supposed to be serving.

With the partnership between Boston University and Chelsea as an example, Ball State is sure to bring positive change to Muncie schools. Rippy describes this “innovative Indiana law” as a beacon of hope for struggling schools everywhere if other universities join in the effort.

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Gov. Cuomo & Denise Miranda’s Medicaid Fraud & Cover-up Scheme

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Denise Miranda must be stopped, they are involved in a massive Medicaid fraud ponzi scheme and they are covering-up thousands of sexual assaults, rapes and deaths of people with disabilities

The Medicaid fraud is in the billions and the crimes against the disabled are in the tens of thousands

The main motive behind the criminal cover-ups of sex crimes, homicides and assaults within Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fraudulent Justice Center is MEDICAID FRAUD.”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Jonathan Carey Foundation and its founder Michael Carey have done everything possible to force Governor Andrew Cuomo and Denise Miranda, the current Executive Director of the Justice Center to cease and desist from committing State and federal crimes and from defrauding the federal government to no avail. Both Gov. Cuomo and Denise Miranda have dug in their heels and have refused to stop the massive theft and criminal cover-ups, which has led to staggering numbers of preventable deaths and has severely damaged countless lives.

“New York State and private providers contracted by the State are defrauding the federal government; they are violating federal law and stealing billions of dollars that are supposed to be used to provide safe care and services for people with disabilities.” – Michael Carey – Civil Rights and Disability Rights Advocate & Whistle-blower

The main motive behind the criminal cover-ups of sex crimes, homicides and assaults within Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fraudulent Justice Center is MEDICAID FRAUD. New York State is using money billed for and intended to go to caring for people with disabilities for other purposes. The second main motive for these crimes is protecting both State and private providers from multi-million dollar justified lawsuits in which they are responsible for the deaths or rapes in their facilities and group homes because of their gross negligence. The next motive is to protect the State of New York from paying out crime victims funds estimated at approximately one billion dollars annually. I will explain this a little further; when a person is a victim of a crime, they themselves, if still alive, and their family members are entitled to crime victim benefits such as funeral expenses, medical expenses, therapy, etc. The corrupt Justice Center ensures that almost all crimes committed against the disabled are deemed to not really be crimes on paper, when they clearly are crimes. As you can see all these motives surround money, lots of money, billions of dollars in fraud and theft. The people that are directly responsible for these State and federal crimes are Governor Andrew Cuomo and Denise Miranda.

“What the general public hasn't recognized is that we tax payers are funding the states successful cover-up of Medicaid waste and fraud, discrimination, physical violence and sexual assaults. All of which remains freely permitted to thrive off of the backs of people with disabilities who are dependent on New York state operated care for their lives. This gross fact has yet to be exposed because the scheme is exclusively lucrative for the state’s political arena and to date, the only authorities to investigate matters are proven to be either politically affiliated or an agency of the state.” – Andria Berger – Advocate for People with Disabilities & Whistle-blower

It is time for federal criminal investigations of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Denise Miranda and everyone else involved in such a scandalous and criminal enterprise. Covering-up thousands of crimes committed against people with disabilities and protecting countless sexual predators, pedophiles, rapists and people that harm or cause the death of a person with disabilities is sickening, it is lawlessness and it is some of the worst corruption imaginable.

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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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