Sunday, January 31, 2016

Navy Strike Group Commander Fired for Viewing Porn at Work


The San Diego-based commanding officer of Pacific Fleet's carrier strike group training command has been relieved following allegations that he used his government computer to access pornography.

Rear Adm. Rick Williams was fired by 3rd Fleet boss Vice Adm. Nora Tyson on Friday "based on the initial findings of an ongoing investigation into the alleged misuse of government computer equipment," the Navy said in a release.

During a routine inspection, Williams was found to have looked at pornographic images on his government computer, violating Navy rules, said a Navy source familiar with the incident. The misuse of the computer did not involve any classified material and the investigation is ongoing, the source added.

"They have enough information to say it wasn't just a mistake," the source said. "It was extensive enough that they knew it was not just an error."

Williams, a career surface warfare officer, has been the head of Carrier Strike Group 15 since June. He could not be immediately reached for comment Saturday.

He earned his commission in 1984 after graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology and served aboard two frigates and a hydrofoil as a junior officer before becoming executive officer of the destroyer O'Bannon, according to his official biography.

He first took command in 2002 of the frigate McInerney, before going on to lead Destroyer Squadron 26 and then a position as deputy 5th Fleet commander, directing maritime operations in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Prior to his job at CSG 15, he was the commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific.

Capt. Chris Barnes will serve as a temporary replacement at CSG 15 until a permanent relief is named.

Williams is the first one-star fired since 2013, when Stennis strike group commander Rear Adm. Chuck Gaouette was ousted on deployment for misconduct including foul language, flipping off lieutenants, speculation that black admirals were chosen because of their race and sending fellow officers a racially-charged email about a black sailor.

http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2016/01/09/navy-strike-group-commander-fired-viewing-porn-work/78512588/

Food for thought:  The Navy's top brass is becoming more and more embarrassing by the minute.  

Yet, I'm sure this pervert will never face jail time, reduction in rank, loss of pension benefits and will likely land a cushy job as a defense consultant advisor when he retires!!  

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Navy commander pleads guilty in 'Fat Leonard' bribery case


SAN DIEGO — A Navy commander accused of diverting ships to Asian ports for a Malaysian contractor offering prostitution services and other gifts pleaded guilty to bribery charges Thursday, marking the eighth conviction in the massive scandal.

Michael Misiewicz is one of the highest ranking Naval officers charged in the case, which is centered on businessman Leonard Francis, nicknamed "Fat Leonard" because of his wide girth. Misiewicz pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery of a public official at a hearing in federal court in San Diego.

He faces up to 20 years in prison if sentenced to the maximum amount for both charges.
His defense lawyers said in a statement that Misiewicz regrets his actions from 2011 to 2012. They went on to say that they plan to show at his sentencing hearing this was an "extreme departure from his otherwise distinguished and honorable 30 plus year career."

Only one defendant of the nine named in the case is still fighting the charges. Prosecutors say the investigation is ongoing and there could be more arrests.
Francis has admitted to providing an exhaustive list of gifts in exchange for classified information that helped his Singapore-based company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., or GDMA, overbill the Navy by at least $20 million. He is awaiting sentencing.

Misiewicz accepted theater tickets, prostitution services and other items, according to the criminal complaint. He provided ship routes to Francis and then they moved ships like chess pieces, diverting them to Pacific ports with lax oversight where GDMA submitted fake tariffs and other fees, prosecutors said.

In 2010, Misiewicz caught the world's attention when he made an emotional return as a U.S. Navalcommander to his native Cambodia, where he had been rescued as a child from the violence of the Khmer Rouge and adopted by an American woman. His homecoming was widely covered by international media.

A sentencing hearing was set for April 29.

Lt. Commander Todd Malaki, who has pleaded guilty in the same case, and is scheduled to be sentenced Friday. He faces a maximum of five years in prison.

Article: http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/crime/2016/01/28/navy-commander-plead-guilty-fat-leonard-bribery-case/79474456/

Glad to see the Navy is finally prosecuting these criminals!! 

Like the saying goes, “The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.”

When I was a budget officer in the Navy, I witnessed so much corruption that I had to write a “Tell-All” book about it.  Letting tax payers know what really goes on behind the military’s iron curtain. Yet I’m perplexed at how the public refuses to hold Congress accountable for their tax dollars.   But after watching a recent video of an IRS whistleblower, my final sentiments are, “We’ve all been hoodwinked!!”

IRS Whistleblower:  https://www.facebook.com/1676440995975056/videos/1681616115457544/?pnref=story

Yet I see this particular case as a classic COVER-up… “Junior officers” taking the wrap to cover someone else’s ass!!   These good ole boys always protect themselves!!

What I learned during my tenure as a budget officer, “When junior officers see high ranking officials getting away with accepting “bribes, kickbacks, approving contracts to rehire themselves”, etc.  (which is what I uncovered during my investigation of my former bosses criminal activity) they will easily become seduced by greed and will eventually get caught up in the military’s massive web of corruption.  This is what President Eisenhower warned us about during his farewell address, “The military’s incesteral behavior with defense contractors.”  As a top military general, he’d seen both sides of the industrialized complex and had a guilty conscience on his way out the door.  God rest his soul!!

As a senior budget officer in the Navy, I was exposed to corruption across the board.  The worse scandal which is never publicized is when senior officers, serving in acquisition program management roles are given “executive authority” to approve certain particulars of their “Post Government Retirement Plan.”   This is when they are rehired by the Pentagon to serve as senior consultant advisors.  

Take for instance, while the Commanding Officer is serving out his final year before retirement, he will identify a “need” for a “consultant advisor” to the command.  Of course, he (or his buddies) will be the one(s) to fill the position(s).  During the annual budget submission to the Pentagon he factors this in, thereby approving his own salary, in most cases up to $250K (annually).  This is on top of his retirement salary.   

Of course this is illegal, but no one in Congress is doing or saying anything about it!!
These greedy bastards make the rules and they are allowed to break the rules because Congress allows them to!!    Yet junior officers are the ones who get punished.  SMH?!!   I’m glad I’m out of the Navy, but I think the public needs to be better informed about the military. 

The final minutes of this video is worth watching!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Marlon Wayans Weighs in on Black Actors Being Snubbed at the Oscars





Finally a truly unbiased opinion to put this issue to rest!!



And Yes I agree with Marlon, I can't wait for him to come to Atlanta!! 




Earthquakes Shake the Pacific....With more Seismic Activity in the Wake....




It appears that the high vibrational frequencies I've been feeling since the rising of Leo's Full Moon are remnants of our Beloved Mother Earth cleansing herself. Along with the Energy from the Planetary Alignments, to assists with balancing Earth's energy.

As a natural gifted empath (Cancer Zodiac) I prefer to scribe my experience in poetry verse when she allows me to feel her true essence.  Yet I must agree with this guy, Earthquakes can be predicted because Great Mother Earth's Energy can be felt all around us!!  Just ask the Native Indigenous people, which is part of my lineage. 

Until there is Peace and Harmony (Unity) above her Waters, she will continue on this path of cleansing below. Until she's fully rested, we must generate Loving, Peaceful and Harmonic Energy above, to calm her seas because I'm getting tired of lending my energy towards soothing her restless soul.   I'm just saying.... Yet I will never abandon my duty to our Great Mother, or the Preservation of Humanity.

As Above,
So below,
Peace on Earth
I shall bestow.
Heal dear Mother
Once again,
Forgive us All
Of our Sins.
Peace on Earth
We shall restore;
Let there be Love
In our Hearts
Once More!!

…..And So Shall it Be!

America... Her Untold History


America…
© 2016, Sy’needa Penland

In the midst of America’s Greatest Divide,
We must keep our Eyes on the Prize!
So much hate for another’s man soul
Leaves yet another chapter in America’s history
To be told….

President Obama takes part in Baton Rouge, La. town hall



I'm proud that Roland Martin is vehemently addressing the President's response surrounding the issue of HBCUs.  I was surprised at the President's response.   He's usually not at a loss for words?!!   While tiptoeing around the young man's question, he couldn't keep a straight face?!!  WOW?!!

Let's be honest...  HBCU's are designed to cater to "Black Heritage" and their founders, which doesn't transition well in a fast moving, technology driven workplace. When I served as an officer in the Navy, white officers, mainly Naval Academy graduates, would discriminate against black officers who graduated from HBCUs, oftentimes referring to their accomplishment as a "Cracker Jack" diploma or "Lemon" degree. WoW.... 


Yet I can only imagine what our young graduates are facing out in the "Real World."


Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Prayer for Cleansing....


The First and the Last
© 2016, Sy’needa Penland

Have we not come to actualize
the depth of our pain?
Capsulize the source of its existence,
it’s ALL THE SAME!

Hundreds of years,
trapped in purgatory;
forced to obey
the many lies 
of His’ Story.

Unspoken Truth
speaks from hell;
demons trapped
between dimensions,
only time will tell…

Anguished souls
left to perish
did not die.
Rising above for cleansing…
To erase the Lies!!

For WHO IS GOD,
Dare you now ask…

For I am the ONE,
The First and the Last!

Friday, January 22, 2016

VOTE FOR BERNIE SANDERS!!!




"If I was a Supporter of politics, I would PROUDLY support Senator Bernie Sanders!!!      Hands Down!!! 

As a "Tried and Proven" long-term Statesman, Bernie passionately cares about America's future, especially  the preservation of our next generation."

Food for thought:  
This debate is beyond "telling" and it makes me nervous!!!  

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Be Brave!! Stand Up!! Is the advice of Judge Joe Brown, during this truly insightful interview of Dr. King's Assassination.



Wow, I never knew these particular details surrounding Dr. King's murder investigation, yet it sounds like a military style execution and COVER-UP!!!  Considering all those close to him who were under investigation by the FBI.  Why did they keep quiet all these years?!!

Thank you Judge Brown for exposing the TRUTH!!!








The POWER of LOVE is the KEY!!


The Secrets Of Vibration! Hidden truths of Sound Part 2- Law Of Attraction



I find this video to be extremely informative, especially as a Water zodiac sign.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LovEvolution Love Spell










LovEvolution Love Spell
© 2016  Sy’needa Penland

All you need are 7 candles, representing each chakra;
8 healing crystals (make sure one is a quartz crystal)
and a combination of 528 HZ and 741 HZ meditation music.

Form a 4x4 radius circle, alternating the 7 candles
and 7 crystals, place the quartz crystal in the center of the circle.

Sit as comfortable and relaxed in the center of the circle
for 8-10 minutes, while listening to both HZ tones,
this is to draw your yin and yang energies together.

Repeat the following…

Oh’ Universal Divine Energy,
I call upon your eyes to see.
Come forth,
Erase away our pain,
Suffering and misery.
Fill our hearts with love once more,
Let Peace, Love and Unity be restored.
Forgive us of our daily sins
As a new Era of LovEvolution begins.
Allow Hate, Greed and Prejudice be no more,
Peace, Love and Unity is now restored.
And so shall it be.

This spell is most effective on a Full Moon

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Secrets Of Vibration 528hz... Hidden truths of sound!

Jada Pinkett Smith Speaks on No African Americans Being Nominated for the Oscars.





I saw this coming several years.  It amazes me to see how the "Industry" publicly degrades African Americans in music, movies, television and especially "Reality TV shows."   Yet in my opinion, people agree (by contractual agreement) to publicly degrade themselves.

Although "Acting" is your chosen profession, your "actions" (acting) are being amplified.  Leaving lasting impressions in the minds of the audience.

The "Entertainment Industry" as a whole, is systematically plugged into the hearts and minds of our technologically advanced society.  It has become one of the most effective means to deliver propaganda, thus programming our minds on a national (and international) scale.

As far as defecting or Boycotting "The Industry", I say, Jada, Congratulations on regaining your Personal Freedom!!    ;)

During my 20 years of service in the Navy, they taught us the Art of "Competitiveness" (defined as Courage and Commitment).  They even honored us with: "Cute" colorful ribbons and embellishments to distinguish our achievements.  Awarded us certificates of achievement, signed by senior officers or politicians to make us feel important.  They also hosted grandeur ceremonies to further cater to our egos, along with lucrative pay incentives, enticing our Spirits to want to be apart of  such an occult organization. Yet the overall training and experience made me feel like a controlled puppet.  I was trained since bootcamp to "fall-in"  to what I describe as a well-organized "single file line."   Now that I've gotten over certain emotional aspects of my horrific-mind-controlling experience in the Navy, I've regained my personal "artistic" freedom and see the world through a different set of lenses. I digress...

I've always admired and respected Jada for her candidness and professional choices in the roles she's played.  I'm glad she's speaking out; but in an industry where black folks will do almost anything to "Pay the Bills" she talking to a brick wall.  Yet I wish her the best in all her future endeavors!!  

When Did Humans Become So Inhumane?! If you are a Big fan of chicken, turkey, beef and pork,you won't be after watching this video!! My heart goes out to these poor defenseless animals that's already been served on someone's dinner plate, at home or in a restaurant. GOD help us!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Obstacles of Life...



This pretty much sums up my Navy Career...  
As I close that chapter of my life and pursue my true calling!!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

What does Human Rights Protection Mean to me?







Human Rights Protection means the preservation of Humanity through Unity, Maturity, Acceptance and forgiveness of all bad deeds from our past, and proper Nurturing of the evolution of humankind. To achieve such a higher moral standard for our society, we must learn to build stronger Relationships by being more Involved in all facets of life which governs humanity, including respect for Mother Nature.  Through positive Goal setting and fostering a more harmonious mindset towards Helping others, unified as ONE human race, it will be easy to achieve.  Most importantly, being Thankful for our blessings and promoting the Art of Sharing with others.  Yet we must adopt and practice the idealism that we can achieve Human Rights Protection beginning in our very own neighborhoods, by rebuilding a solid moral foundation in our homes, thus creating a more loving, peaceful and harmonious environment.  Proper Parenting is the key, by teaching our children to take full Responsibility for their actions and not to be easily influenced by negativity.  We must reinforce the importance of Obedience towards our elders and Teach our children the importance of Equality for ALL humankind, no matter the race, gender, age or national origin.  We must allow Compassion back into our hearts and foster in a more positive and loving value system by creating a more Transparent and peaceful government and society. By Inspiring Optimism for our future and practicing the art of fair Negotiation, justice, protection and unification, together as ONE HUMAN RACE we can achieve anything!   

Most of all LOVE!!

HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION
© 2016  Sy’needa Penland

Humanity
Unity
Maturity
Acceptance
Nurturing

Relationships
Involvement
Goal setting
Helping
Thankful
Sharing

Parenting
Responsibility
Obedience
Teaching
Equality
Compassion
Transparency
Inspiring
Optimism
Negotiation  

Friday, January 8, 2016

Interesting Revelation....

Navy announces it will name a new ship after Civil Rights leader, Georgia Democratic Congressman, John Lewis


Navy Times reports, “On Wednesday, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus named the first ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers the USNS John Lewis during a ceremony held at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington.  Mabus says other ships in the class will be named after fellow civil right activists….

The Defense Department says a Contract will be awarded for the ship this summer, with construction expected to begin in 2018.”

Oh my, since Secretary Mabus seems to want to “honor” our country’s Civil Rights activists and leaders, my only question to him is, “Why are you still challenging my claims of Civil Rights and Human Rights violations that were committed against me during my final tour of duty in the Navy.  And why do you insist upon denying my hard earned retirement pension?!"

After my release from the brig in July 2008, you (the Pentagon) denied me a fair chance to exercise my Civil Rights while serving in the Navy, which subsequently led to egregious human rights violations, as so stated in my recent motion.

Yet I'm not the only victim of Civil and Human Rights violations while serving in the military. There are hundreds and thousands of disabled Veterans (even residing in Congressman Lewis' district) who are in receipt of disability compensation, for obvious human rights violations while being exposed to unsafe and hazardous working conditions while serving in the military.  Long after the Vietnam War. 

I’ve outlined enough information in my memoir, Broken Silence, a Military Whistleblower’s Fight for Justice, to “highlight” the obvious fraud I uncovered as a contracting/budget officer.  My claims were reported to the Department of Justice’s Anti-Trust Division weeks before I was ordered to be discharged.  Yet ironically the DoJ is defending you?!

Although I’m thankful you supported honoring Mr. Lewis’ contribution to our struggle in such a way, I view this as hypocritical and a complete disgrace to Dr. King’s legacy.  It was through Dr. King’s steadfast devotion to fairness and equality that President Johnson signed off on the executive order granting us Civil Rights protection, yet over 50 years later our Human Rights are still being violated on a massive scale?! 

Monday, January 4, 2016

President Obama's White House Weekly Address: Making America Safer for Our Children



The best way President Obama can make America safe for ALL its citizens is to sign off on an executive order granting Human Rights protection.  

Since the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as Amended, the 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act and the recent passage of the Same-Sex Marriage Act, America is steadily transforming into a land of equal and greater opportunity for all!!  

As a man of conviction, the greatest legacy President Obama can leave us is a Human Rights bill, not only will it help to uphold our civil liberties, it will better protect and preserve the lives of ALL American citizens. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

My first poem of the New Year is dedicated to the lifetime achievement of Natalie Cole, You are truly UNFORGETTABLE


Unforgettable
© 2016  Sy’needa Penland

Another year has come and gone
As I sit here to write this poem
To reflect upon those we mourn
Even as recent as twice yesterday.

When I read the caption,
“Natalie Cole has died”
Tears began to well in my eyes,
UNFORGOTABBLE were
The words that came to me,
Angelic was her voice
As she sang with grace and dignity.

Another headline that came to soon
Mr. Bill Cosby is still in the news?
What the hell is really going on?
As I struggle to focus to write this poem.

So why should this phase me,
Why should I get caught up in his misery?
But as a veteran of the stage - not even his old age
Can save him now, as he surrenders his throne to take a bow.

What has become of this country I call home?
My place of origin, where I was originally born.
Now I look around at many strangers,
Foreigners from land I’ve seen,
Their pain and suffering, such misery.

As we enter into the year of 2016,
I shall reflect back on all I’ve scene
For I should begin a new journey
As I scribe once again a sequel to my story.

Coming Full Circle, a poem I once wrote,
Scribing the energy of words my father spoke.
As if knowing what words will be spoken
As we bid him farewell he left a token.

Blessing me with gifts
To fill my treasure chest,
His Spirit watches over me,
To ensure I’ll do my very best.

UNFORGOTTABLE father is what you are to me,

Please join hands with the Elders as they welcome home, Natalie!