Monday, December 29, 2014

A Dedication to the Memory of My Father

Dear Father
(Dedicated to the memory of my father)

You once called me your ‘little Rose’,
I was the sunshine of your eye.
Your teachings taught me
to remain centered, grounded.
Throughout my life I’ve remained humble,
always will until I die.

You were a man of strength and courage,
I obeyed the wisdom of your every word.
Whenever faced with adversity, your teachings
taught me to never get discouraged.

Your light shines down from heaven
to always be the beacon in my life;
long after your spirit transcended to heaven,
well into the afterlife.

Dear Father, thank you for your care,
your love and affection.  Most of all,
thank you for your words of wisdom
which have always protected me
from pain, sorrow and affliction.

©  2012  Sy’needa Penland

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Another dark side of America's History

Thoughts for the day...

Liberty and Justice for All

As I hear the triumphs playin
Melodic sounds of jubilee,
The Great Spirit of the Divine ask,
“Why have thou forsaken me?”

I’ve taken all that I can bear,
I can no longer stare
Into the fiery eyes of my children,
Who choose to behave like
Demonic possessions,
And act like you don’t care.

Nearly all of you
Have forgotten your teachins,
Instead, you steady preachin
Untruths of the past.

The time has come at last
For your veils to be lifted,
Anointed are the gifted;
Born with an innate connection
To the Heavenly Divine.

One Soul,
One Body,
One Mind,
Woven within the sacred fabric
of Father Time.

I knew this day would come,
For your Savior is not the Son.
The Holy Spirit has arisen
To save every man,
Woman and child.

As Mother Earth cleanses herself
From the deepest deltas of her Nile,
Her secreted bile- will continue
to preserve humanity- for a while. 

Until I come again,
Temper all your sins.
Love thy Neighbor,
And Sons.

As this year comes to a blessed end.
Know that Mother GOD’s work
Is never Done!
©  2014  Sy’needa Penland

Blatant Corruption throughout the entire US Justice System

By Award-Winning Author Michelle Alexander,
an indepth look at  Racial Bias in the US Criminal Justice System 

Washington Post recently reported, 
“Ferguson prosecutor says he knew some witnesses were ‘clearly not telling the truth.’ They testified anyway.”

St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch knowingly placed witnesses who were not telling the truth in front of grand jurors investigating this summer’s police officer-involved shooting death of Michael Brown, according to a radio interview he gave Friday.

After nearly a month of silence following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, McCulloch told St. Louis radio station KTRS 550 AM that some of the witnesses were “clearly not telling the truth,” but were allowed them to testify anyway.

“Early on, I decided that anyone who claimed to have witnessed anything was gonna be presented to the grand jury,” McCulloch said, noting that “And I knew that no matter how I handled this, there would be criticism of it.  So if I didn’t put those witnesses on, then we’d be discussing now why I didn’t put those witnesses on, even though their statements were not accurate.”

On Monday, the Smoking Gun published a story revealing the identity and troubled history of “Witness 40,” a woman whose elaborate story of witnessing Brown’s death was allegedly taken from newspaper accounts. The woman, who told investigators that she is racist, bi-polar and has raised money for Wilson, approached prosecutors five weeks after the Aug. 9 shooting.  In a journal entry that she showed the grand jury, the woman said she had driven through Ferguson at the time of the shooting “so I stop calling Blacks N—— and Start calling them People.” 

Another witness, according to The Washington Post, described Brown on his hands knees pleading for his life. “What you are saying you saw isn’t forensically possible based on the evidence,” a prosecutor said. That witness, The Post noted, later asked to leave.

Food for thought:
It appears that legal incompetence and corruption lies within each layer of America’s justice system.  This case reads similar to how Navy prosecutors and judges illegally “mishandled” my case.  As if they (federal prosecutors) follow some sort of secret society playbook.  Whenever you want to legally “hang” a black person for challenging YOUR authority, this is how you do it!!

While abusing their command authority (all the way up to one of the highest positions at the Pentagon) senior Naval officials were allowed to manipulate the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) by tampering with federal evidence, destroying preliminary hearings-court transcripts, intimidate witnesses, coerce and penning witness statements and allow witness testimonies throughout my trial who they knew were not telling the truth.  

My command officials were also allowed to violate my Constitutional (Equal Employment) Rights by refusing to allow me to carry out my military duties.  Instead, they elected to waste tens of thousands of tax dollars by giving me an "illegal"order to remain at my living quarters and call in each morning at 0730.  This went on for nearly 2 years.

Their cruel and excessive punishment (both before and a year after I was released from prison) subsequently caused me to develop a blood disorder and endure years of ongoing chemotherapy treatment.  I plan to pursue this violation of my Human Rights at the Supreme Court level, my Civil case is still pending in the D.C. Federal Court.  I will also invite veterans (disabled or not), prisoners and any other victim of Human Rights violations to join in on my Class Action suit.    

Since my discharge from the Navy, I’ve watched a number of "married" senior Army Generals publicly admit to having an affair with a number of their subordinates.  The case against General Petraus stands out the most.  Wait… Neither Petraus or his lover faced federal prosecution.  

I was shocked when the Pentagon decided to prosecute General Sinclair, but like my trail, it was like watching a dog and pony show!  

Meanwhile, imagine how it feels to hold the title of the only SINGLE person in American history to be prosecuted and sentenced to serve time in prison for “adultery.” I’m still trying to wrap my brain around that one?!  

Everywhere you look in corporate America sex is being promoted and SOLD!  Even a number of my “married” friends frequent swingers clubs in the city of Atlanta, as well as routinely host "swinging parties" at their homes.  Each time I decline an invitation, they laugh at me when I remind them of how I was sentenced to serve time in prison and was“fired” from the military (without my pension) for what they consider to be “recreational pleasure.”   

Talk about an ass backwards justice system!!!  

Now that I’m a civilian and my veil has been lifted, I can’t believe the military is still operating under such an ANCIENT code of justice.  Especially when you evaluate how they continue to allow MEN to get away with RAPING thousands of MEN and WOMEN within the ranks?!!   WTF?!! 

However President Obama chooses to handle the CORRUPTION throughout HIS justice systems, I pray that GOD has favor over him.  That SHE grant him courage, strength, fortitude and wisdom to finally RIGHT decades of WRONG.  That SHE give him the vision and discernment to guide him along the right course to steer this country in the right direction where NO RACE, gender or kind, is treated any different or better (privileged) than the other, So help him GOD!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Oprah Winfrey´s Soul Series with Eckhart Tolle

A History Of US Secret Human Experimentation

Reported by

1931 Dr. Cornelius Rhoads, under the auspices of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations, infects human subjects with cancer cells. He later goes on to establish the U.S. Army Biological Warfare facilities in Maryland, Utah, and Panama, and is named to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. While there, he begins a series of radiation exposure experiments on American soldiers and civilian hospital patients.
1932 The Tuskegee Syphilis Study begins. 200 black men diagnosed with syphilis are never told of their illness, are denied treatment, and instead are used as human guinea pigs in order to follow the progression and symptoms of the disease. They all subsequently die from syphilis, their families never told that they could have been treated.
1935 The Pellagra Incident. After millions of individuals die from Pellagra over a span of two decades, the U.S. Public Health Service finally acts to stem the disease. The director of the agency admits it had known for at least 20 years that Pellagra is caused by a niacin deficiency but failed to act since most of the deaths occured within poverty-striken black populations.
1940 Four hundred prisoners in Chicago are infected with Malaria in order to study the effects of new and experimental drugs to
combat the disease. Nazi doctors later on trial at Nuremberg cite this American study to defend their own actions during the Holocaust.
1942 Chemical Warfare Services begins mustard gas experiments on approximately 4,000 servicemen. The experiments continue until 1945 and made use of Seventh Day Adventists who chose to become human guinea pigs rather than serve on active duty.
1943 In response to Japan's full-scale germ warfare program, the U.S. begins research on biological weapons at Fort Detrick, MD.
1944 U.S. Navy uses human subjects to test gas masks and clothing. Individuals were locked in a gas chamber and exposed to mustard gas and lewisite.
1945 Project Paperclip is initiated. The U.S. State Department, Army intelligence, and the CIA recruit Nazi scientists and offer them immunity and secret identities in exchange for work on top secret government projects in the United States.
1945 "Program F" is implemented by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). This is the most extensive U.S. study of the health effects of fluoride, which was the key chemical component in atomic bomb production. One of the most toxic chemicals known to man, fluoride, it is found, causes marked adverse effects to the central nervous system but much of the information is squelched in the name of national security because of fear that lawsuits would undermine full-scale production of atomic bombs.
1946 Patients in VA hospitals are used as guinea pigs for medical experiments. In order to allay suspicions, the order is given to change the word "experiments" to "investigations" or "observations" whenever reporting a medical study performed in one of the nation's veteran's hospitals.
1947 Colonel E.E. Kirkpatrick of the U.S. Atomic Energy Comission issues a secret document (Document 07075001, January 8, 1947) stating that the agency will begin administering intravenous doses of radioactive substances to human subjects.
1947 The CIA begins its study of LSD as a potential weapon for use by American intelligence. Human subjects (both civilian and military) are used with and without their knowledge.
1950 Department of Defense begins plans to detonate nuclear weapons in desert areas and monitor downwind residents for medical problems and mortality rates.
1950 I n an experiment to determine how susceptible an American city would be to biological attack, the U.S. Navy sprays a cloud of bacteria from ships over San Franciso. Monitoring devices are situated throughout the city in order to test the extent of infection. Many residents become ill with pneumonia-like symptoms.
1951 Department of Defense begins open air tests using disease-producing bacteria and viruses. Tests last through 1969 and there is concern that people in the surrounding areas have been exposed.
1953 U.S. military releases clouds of zinc cadmium sulfide gas over Winnipeg, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Fort Wayne, the Monocacy River Valley in Maryland, and Leesburg, Virginia. Their intent is to determine how efficiently they could disperse chemical agents.
1953 Joint Army-Navy-CIA experiments are conducted in which tens of thousands of people in New York and San Francisco are exposed to the airborne germs Serratia marcescens and Bacillus glogigii.
1953 CIA initiates Project MKULTRA. This is an eleven year research program designed to produce and test drugs and biological agents that would be used for mind control and behavior modification. Six of the subprojects involved testing the agents on unwitting human beings.
1955 The CIA, in an experiment to test its ability to infect human populations with biological agents, releases a bacteria withdrawn from the Army's biological warfare arsenal over Tampa Bay, Fl.
1955 Army Chemical Corps continues LSD research, studying its potential use as a chemical incapacitating agent. More than 1,000 Americans participate in the tests, which continue until 1958.
1956 U.S. military releases mosquitoes infected with Yellow Fever over Savannah, Ga and Avon Park, Fl. Following each test, Army agents posing as public health officials test victims for effects.
1958 LSD is tested on 95 volunteers at the Army's Chemical Warfare Laboratories for its effect on intelligence.
1960 The Army Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) authorizes field testing of LSD in Europe and the Far East. Testing of the european population is code named Project THIRD CHANCE; testing of the Asian population is code named Project DERBY HAT.
1965 Project CIA and Department of Defense begin Project MKSEARCH, a program to develop a capability to manipulate human behavior through the use of mind-altering drugs.
1965 Prisoners at the Holmesburg State Prison in Philadelphia are subjected to dioxin, the highly toxic chemical component of Agent Orange used in Viet Nam. The men are later studied for development of cancer, which indicates that Agent Orange had been a suspected carcinogen all along.
1966 CIA initiates Project MKOFTEN, a program to test the toxicological effects of certain drugs on humans and animals.
1966 U.S. Army dispenses Bacillus subtilis variant niger throughout the New York City subway system. More than a million civilians are exposed when army scientists drop lightbulbs filled with the bacteria onto ventilation grates.
1967 CIA and Department of Defense implement Project MKNAOMI, successor to MKULTRA and designed to maintain, stockpile and test biological and chemical weapons.
1968 CIA experiments with the possibility of poisoning drinking water by injecting chemicals into the water supply of the FDA in Washington, D.C.
1969 Dr. Robert MacMahan of the Department of Defense requests from congress $10 million to develop, within 5 to 10 years, a synthetic biological agent to which no natural immunity exists.
1970 Funding for the synthetic biological agent is obtained under H.R. 15090. The project, under the supervision of the CIA, is carried out by the Special Operations Division at Fort Detrick, the army's top secret biological weapons facility. Speculation is raised that molecular biology techniques are used to produce AIDS-like retroviruses.
1970 United States intensifies its development of "ethnic weapons" (Military Review, Nov., 1970), designed to selectively target and eliminate specific ethnic groups who are susceptible due to genetic differences and variations in DNA.
1975 The virus section of Fort Detrick's Center for Biological Warfare Research is renamed the Fredrick Cancer Research Facilities and placed under the supervision of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) . It is here that a special virus cancer program is initiated by the U.S. Navy, purportedly to develop cancer-causing viruses. It is also here that retrovirologists isolate a virus to which no immunity exists. It is later named HTLV (Human T-cell Leukemia Virus).
1977 Senate hearings on Health and Scientific Research confirm that 239 populated areas had been contaminated with biological agents between 1949 and 1969. Some of the areas included San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Key West, Panama City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.
1978 Experimental Hepatitis B vaccine trials, conducted by the CDC, begin in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ads for research subjects specifically ask for promiscuous homosexual men.
1981 First cases of AIDS are confirmed in homosexual men in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, triggering speculation that AIDS may have been introduced via the Hepatitis B vaccine
1985 According to the journal Science (227:173-177), HTLV and VISNA, a fatal sheep virus, are very similar, indicating a close taxonomic and evolutionary relationship.
1986 According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (83:4007-4011), HIV and VISNA are highly similar and share all structural elements, except for a small segment which is nearly identical to HTLV. This leads to speculation that HTLV and VISNA may have been linked to produce a new retrovirus to which no natural immunity exists.
1986 A report to Congress reveals that the U.S. Government's current generation of biological agents includes: modified viruses, naturally occurring toxins, and agents that are altered through genetic engineering to change immunological character and prevent treatment by all existing vaccines.
1987 Department of Defense admits that, despite a treaty banning research and development of biological agents, it continues to operate research facilities at 127 facilities and universities around the nation.
1990 More than 1500 six-month old black and hispanic babies in Los Angeles are given an "experimental" measles vaccine that had never been licensed for use in the United States. CDC later admits that parents were never informed that the vaccine being injected to their children was experimental.
1994 With a technique called "gene tracking," Dr. Garth Nicolson at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX discovers that many returning Desert Storm veterans are infected with an altered strain of Mycoplasma incognitus, a microbe commonly used in the production of biological weapons. Incorporated into its molecular structure is 40 percent of the HIV protein coat, indicating that it had been man-made.
1994 Senator John D. Rockefeller issues a report revealing that for at least 50 years the Department of Defense has used hundreds of thousands of military personnel in human experiments and for intentional exposure to dangerous substances. Materials included mustard and nerve gas, ionizing radiation, psychochemicals, hallucinogens, and drugs used during the Gulf War .
1995 U.S. Government admits that it had offered Japanese war criminals and scientists who had performed human medical experiments salaries and immunity from prosecution in exchange for data on biological warfare research.
1995 Dr. Garth Nicolson, uncovers evidence that the biological agents used during the Gulf War had been manufactured in Houston, TX and Boca Raton, Fl and tested on prisoners in the Texas Department of Corrections.
1996 Department of Defense admits that Desert Storm soldiers were exposed to chemical agents.
1997 Eighty-eight members of Congress sign a letter demanding an investigation into bioweapons use & Gulf War Syndrome.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Head of DoD equal opportunity training suspended

Military Times reports  --  An Army colonel who oversees training for the Defense Department's equal opportunity programs was suspended Tuesday and is under investigation.
Army Col. Morris "Reese" Turner, commandant of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, was temporarily reassigned to other duties pending an investigation of alleged misconduct, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said Monday.
A source familiar with the investigation told Military Times that Turner's alleged misconduct involves "inappropriate touching."
Turner has denied any wrongdoing.

Friday, December 12, 2014

12 Sailors Implicated in Submarine Shower Scandal

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the U.S. Navy’s first contingent of women submariners to be assigned to the Navy’s operational submarine force, in the Blue Room of the White House, May 28, 2012. The 24 women were accepted into the Navy’s nuclear submarine program after completing an intensive training program and serve on ballistic and guided missile submarines throughout the Navy. Also attending were ADM Mark Ferguson, left, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, right. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) May 28, 2012.

Navy Times reports, Up to a dozen sailors are suspected of viewing secretly recorded videos of their female shipmates undressing in a submarine shower over a period of 10 months, according to a new investigative report obtained by Navy Times. The scandal has marred the Navy's gender integration effort begun four years ago.

While it appears only one sailor has been implicated in the videos' production and distribution, 11 are suspected of watching them and failing to report the matter to their commanders.

It's unclear precisely how many women were recorded. Navy officials believe it's either three or four. All are assigned to the ballistic-missile submarine Wyoming, which is based in Kings Bay, Georgia, and are among the first female sailors ever to serve in the submarine force.

Navy Times first exposed the scandal Dec. 3, just one day before the Pentagon released its annual report on sexual assault within the military. The recent, unclassified incident report informed the chain of command, including top Navy leaders that the command investigation has wrapped up.

According to the second incident report, 12 male sailors are suspected of viewing the videos taken from August to November 2013 and March to June 2014.  The videos were first reported to the command in mid-November.

Submarine Force Atlantic confirmed the second incident report, but a spokesman declined to elaborate about the command report's findings.

All of those implicated are petty officers, most of whom had seen or known about the videos but did not report it, said a senior Navy official familiar with the investigation. The official emphasized that only one sailor, a second class petty officer, is believed to have recorded and distributed them using a smartphone.

"This was not 11 guys, each with different" cameras, said the source. "It was really one guy doing the videography piece and then sharing it with other people."
"We think the 7 videos were shot with a cell phone," he added.

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Food for thought:  This is just another scandal that proves sexism and discrimination is still rampant in the Navy.   When is the CNO, Admiral Greenert going to get a handle on this?!! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Navy: Women secretly filmed in shower aboard sub

Navy Times reports -- Some of the first female sailors to serve on Navy submarines were secretly recorded while they undressed.
The women were recorded aboard the ballistic missile submarine Wyoming, Gold crew, which is home ported in Kings Bay, Georgia. Navy officials are investigating an unidentified 24-year-old male who is accused of making and distributing the videos, according to a Nov. 14 incident report circulated among the service's most senior leaders. The sailor was identified only by his rank: second class petty officer.
The videos are believed to show at least three female officers while showering or undressed that were recorded over more than a year, according to a source who has spoken to one of the alleged victims.
It amounts to a huge scandal for a community that has prided itself on an otherwise smooth integration effort, begun four years ago when women first entered submarine training. And it comes as the Navy moves towards its next milestones, integrating Virginia-class attack subs and then the enlisted submarine ranks.
A ballistic missile sub typically has 15 officers and 140 enlisted on board, with unisex heads in "officer country." When a woman is using the shower, for example, she puts up a sign to indicate the head is in use by a female officer and men must wait to enter until it's unoccupied.
It's possible that the cameras caught both men and women showering, but the source in touch with an alleged victim believes only the videos of women were distributed.
Some of the women are upset with leadership's handling of the situation, citing a lack of sensitivity toward those affected.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating, according to the unclassified incident report, which characterized the incident as a "privacy violation." But a retired supply officer who's in touch with at least one of the victims said this was more like a case of clear-cut "sexual harassment."
Lt. Leslie Hubbell, spokeswoman for Submarine Group 10 in Kings Bay, said the Navy would hold individuals involved accountable if the allegations prove factual, but said it would be inappropriate to comment further while the investigation is ongoing.
Hubbell described the allegations as "criminal activity" and said they came to light last month.
"The Navy became aware of the alleged criminal activity in November 2014 and promptly began an investigation, which is ongoing," she said in a written statement.
Details of how many videos were made, how widely they were distributed, or how many women were filmed were not included in the message. The second class petty officer accused of filming and distributing the videos is assigned to Trident Training Facility, according to the incident report.
A report was initially filed after an officer on a different submarine received the videos, according to the retired supply officer.
One of the women filmed was nearly forced to deploy, the retired officer said, but the decision was reversed two days before the sub's Tuesday departure.
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Food for thought:  You would think the CNO, Adm Greenert, would have a better handle on this situation,  integrating women into the submarine community. Yet the Navy continues to lag behind in areas involving equal opportunity initiatives for women and other minorities. Until Greenert can get a stronghold on this travesty, female sailors remain  vulnerable to the Navy's sexual predators.

Monday, December 1, 2014

GOP Staffer Elizabeth Lauten Resigns Following Comments About Sasha, Malia Obama

Huffington Post reports -- Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), resigned Monday following a Facebook post that criticized Malia and Sasha Obama's appearance at the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony, according  to NBC News.
According to screenshots posted by Gawker on Saturday, Lauten wrote to the first daughters, asking them to "try showing a little class":
Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play. Then again your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department. Nevertheless, stretch yourself. Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised public events.
Lauten took to Facebook again on Saturday to apologize for the rant....

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Food for thought:  Whether you are members of the first family, or some other form of celebrity entertainer, once you become a public figure much is expected of you.  Young boys and girls look up to  you to be their role model and nearly everything you do is criticized, especially in this case.  I don't know the full details of what's truly going on in the White House but I'm certain something, other than Elizabeth being a member of the GOP, prompted her to sound off!

Thought for the day...