Saturday, December 31, 2016

My Final Poem for this Year, Happy New Year


Happy New Year
© Sy’needa Penland

My final poem for this year
comes to you with love and cheer.
Although this year may not have been the best,
many events took place that we will regret,
and it’s been a year that we won’t forget.

I for one have borne the pain.
The stain it left me, and you as well,
is one that I will no longer dwell.
For misery loves company,
which is what this year
will always mean to me.

For on Election Day
my grandmother passed away,
while others celebrated this day
in their special way.

As we close out this year with a kiss,
let us spread love to those we will truly miss.
For 2017 will soon begin,
let’s welcome in the new, as old habits end.

May we welcome Peace and Love 
back into our hearts;
as the Heavenly Universe
forever bond Us with her loving heart!!

 May God Bless You and Yours, Happy New Year!! 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

My latest poetry piece... HOPE


Hope
© 2016  Sy’needa Penland

Fulfill my
earthly desires;
My dreams
of Unity.

Show me
a world
beyond
dimensions;

Filled with
loving energy.
Bondless,
Timeless,
Infinity;

Stretching beyond
the far reaches
of time;

A world filled
with Peace and Love;
For all of
humankind.

Monday, December 26, 2016

My latest poetry piece, "Sometimes I Don’t Feel, 100% Black," will be featured in my next collection. Soon to be Released!!


Sometimes I Don’t Feel, 100% Black
©  2016  Sy’needa Penland

Race is a label,
a mentality,
not a culture;
Fabricated
folklore.

Emasculation
of the Spirit,
weakening of the
Soul’s core;
Mental enslavement
of the Mind
once more;

Kidnapped!
Torn from sacred roots,
reigning from the deltas
along the ivory shores.

Sacred streams
along her Nile,
the most fertile
of her darkest isles.

Her people.
Her soil.
Her blood.
Her bile.

Rich is her core.
Crystal erosions
of Mother Time;
Remnants of the
Great Divine;

Her people,
shall reclaim
her essence
once more.

To feel black,
Is to be black!
No matter where you are!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Project on Government Oversight (POGO), Exposing Corruption, Exploring Solutions...






Since the release of my memoir, Broken Silence, a Military Whistleblower’s Fight for Justice, I decided to lessen my efforts on “blowing the whistle” on fraudulent government spending.  My concerns for exposing military corruption were drowned out by the political circus surrounding Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s bid for the US, presidency seat.  Wow, what a joke!  Talk about exposing corruption on all fronts, especially at high levels within our Justice System.  I digress…



When I decided to blow the whistle on military corruption, I was unaware of organizations like Project on Government Oversight (POGO), whose motto is, “Exposing Corruption, Exploring Solutions!!”  Had I put my trust in POGO, instead of the Justice Department Anti-Trust Division, my “military retirement” experience would’ve been different.  It’s not easy going up against the powers of the US Military alone when all you have is faith and truth on your side.  My friends constantly remind me that I’m lucky to be alive.    

When I decided to put my life and career on the line, as a senior Navy budget officer, I reached out to the Department of Justice, Anti-Trust Division, via a Qui Tam petition, in early 2009, providing concrete evidence of military-defense contracting fraud.  Unbeknownst to me at the time is that the DoJ provides legal representation for senior military superiors so my complaints landed on deaf ears and over the years I’ve become a targeted whistleblower. 

Within weeks of discovering I’d reported their fraudulent actions outside the military’s chain of command; my superiors ordered that I be discharged, within a few months of my 20-year retirement eligibility. When I received my discharge notification, I was undergoing extensive chemotherapy treatment at Balboa, San Diego Medical Center, as a result of ongoing Civil Rights violations and subsequent Human Rights violations.

My superiors’ blatant retaliation against me started in early 2006, immediately upon my arrival to the subordinate staff within the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Enterprise (NECC), as a result of my bold efforts in exposing credit-card fraud, defense contracting fraud, illegal building projects, revolving door practices, contract bid-rigging and more. In the later chapters of my memoir, Broken Silence, I highlight details of my gruesome experience as well as the evidence I uncovered throughout the course of my investigation, which continued long after my discharge.

So far the only remedy I’ve received from their human rights abuse against me, is a favorable ruling in my Civil Action lawsuit against the Navy’s Secretary, Raymond Mabus, citing Whistleblower Retaliation.  Judge Rosemary Collyer remanded my case back to the Navy for further adjudication of my retirement and pension benefits.   So far, the Navy has failed to adhere to the Judge's orders. 

Over the past year, I’ve dealt with personal setbacks due to my grandmother’s sudden illness and her recent passing.  When I received this letter from Danielle Brian, it made me feel that my Fight for Justice was worth it!!    

Danielle and her team of investigators are not afraid to take on the tough issues and they strongly believe in a transparent government, by holding our government officials accountable, as well as their personnel and the people they do business with!   

POGO's efforts in exposing the weaknesses within the Pentagon’s credit card program is one of my top concerns.  Credit card fraud was one of my chief complaints in my whistleblower claims.  Yet as you can see, this is a systemic problem that Congress continues to turn a blind eye thus encouraging fraudulent spending, instead of ending wasted military spending.

For more information or to send a donation, visit POGO’s website, http://www.pogo.org/

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Arlington Cemetery Now Has Wreaths for All Graves — Thanks to Generous Donors: ‘We’re One Country’

Army Sgt. Chad Longell visits the grave of a fallen friend.


People.com reports, Christmas arrived just in time this year for the group that lays holiday wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery.  As PEOPLE highlighted less than two weeks ago, the nonprofit Wreaths Across America did not have enough wreaths to cover nearly one-fourth of the 245,000 final resting places at Arlington.

By Saturday, though, generous donors — including Cub Scout packs, Girl Scout troops, high school football teams and a 4-H Club — rallied to make sure all of Arlington was covered for the annual Wreaths Across America Day.

“To know that no veteran will go without being honored and remembered at Arlington again this year, prevents a family member who comes to visit their loved one from asking, ‘What about my son?’ when they see no wreath,” says Wayne Hanson, the group’s chairman of the board.


More than 44,000 volunteers turned up despite wintry conditions to lay the wreaths.

“To see all these people come together, from all walks of life, with different opinions and politics and religions, in the cold and freezing rain, to join us here and across the country to say thank you to our veterans, proves we aren’t all that different,” says Karen Worcester, the group’s executive director. “We’re all grateful Americans.”

The day brought a range of emotions to those who took part.

 “I came out here so I can spend a little bit of Christmas with my guys,” Army Sergeant Chad Longell tells PEOPLE. “They can’t spend Christmas with their families, so I came here. I spent Christmas with them when we were deployed. To put a wreath on their graves meant so much to me.”

Last weekend was the first time Longell saw the grave of his friend Tom Saunders, who was one of 11 service members who died in March 2015 in a helicopter crash near Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

“The last time I was this close to him was in Afghanistan,” he says.

While laying the wreaths, Longell met some of his fallen friends’ wives, children and parents.

“It was nice to be able to tell them how awesome their fathers, sons and husbands were,” Longell adds. “I was able to tell them all the ridiculous stories of being deployed with their family members.”

The wreath-laying held meaning for those who have not personally served as well.

“It is so important to tell the volunteers to say the name on the grave when they place the wreath to honor and remember those laid there,” Sehring says.

Wreaths Across America held similar events on Saturday at 1,228 locations, laying 1.2 million remembrance wreaths nationwide.

The overall process is heartening, Longell says.

“It goes to show how deeply patriotic this country is,” Longell says. “We’re one country here, remembering those who gave everything so that we can have everything.  That’s why I come out here.”

Full article: http://people.com/human-interest/arlington-cemetery-now-has-wreaths-for-all-graves/

Food for thought:  This is a wonderful and heartfelt article written by my dear friend Susan Katz Keating and I'm proud that Chad shared his story and devotion to his fallen comrades.   Several years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Susan and Chad and their devotion and continued service to our country defines true Patriotism!!   

Monday, December 19, 2016

Why haven't Loretta Lynch been forced to resign? The question of the day!!





The Hill.com reports, “Lynch says regrets tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton. 

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday that the fallout from her tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton was "painful" for her.

"I do regret sitting down and having a conversation with him, because it did give people concern. And as I said, my greatest concern has always been making sure that people understand that the Department of Justice works in a way that is independent and looks at everybody equally," Lynch said on CNN's "State of the Union." 

"And when you do something that gives people a reason to think differently, that's a problem. It was a problem for me. It was painful for me, and so I felt it was important to clarify it as quickly and as clearly and as cleanly as possible."




Her obvious “lapse in judgment” during one of America’s most critical election seasons, at the height of  nation-wide civil unrest, countless Human and Civil Rights violations throughout America’s inner cities; abuse of authority and corruption at nearly every level of our local and federal law enforcement agencies – including the military; and their inability to uphold their oath by putting the public’s interest first, makes you question the leadership at the top!!

When I came across this article, I was truly disappointed to hear her explanation on the ongoing Clinton saga, yet it opened old wounds about my own personal dealings with the Department of Justice, which began in mid to early 2009, when I filed a Qui Tam petition with the Justice Department Anti-Trust division, to report irrefutable evidence of military fraud and corruption, involving my superiors and senior Pentagon officials and senior members of a veteran owned logistics company, engaging in defense contract bid-rigging, revolving door practices, re-sale of military training and warfare gear, misappropriation of war funds, un-authorized building projects, sole-sourcing (involving kick-backs), and a laundry list of other federal acquisition violations; all supported by incriminating budget documents, emails, etc.  

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=syneeda+penland+broken+silence

For over a year, I’d worked closely with senior prosecutor, Shane Cralle, of her Anti-Trust division, linking key evidence together, providing the “Who, What, When and Why?” 

In the later chapters of my memoir “Broken Silence, a Military Whistleblower’s Fight for Justice,” I provide a detailed chronology of events, including names, agencies, and the intent to cover-up my high-profile case as a military whistleblower; because of the retaliation I endured, my case received national attention.

I stopped promoting my story several months ago after my websites were hacked by Russian spies, I’m still receiving a lot of activity on my blog site from Russia, who most likely have linked-in to the DoD’s INTERPOL files?    I digress…


I always had a problem with incompetence when I served as a military officer, and truth be told, our government needs a complete overhaul, one that is truly for the people!!  

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Did Justice Prevail? Military Adulterous and Swinger, Maj General David Haight, Reduced in Rank and Forced to Retire Below Grade. No Prison Time!!



ARMY MAJOR GENERAL BUSTED DOWN TO LTC
AND FORCED TO RETIRE - DAVID HAIGHT REDUCED
IN GRADE AFTER BAD PUBLICITY - LOVER-BOY
WRITTEN UP ON MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM FOR
AFFAIR WITH DOD GAL PAL AND PATRONIZING
SWINGER'S CLUB NEAR ARMY WAR COLLEGE AT
CARLISLE BARRACKS - FORMER FLAG OFFICER
WAS DIRECTOR OF OPNS AT EUROPEAN COMMAND

© 2016 MilitaryCorruption.com

Well, what do you know? Pigs DO fly in the air, at least once in a great while.

Remember our stories on sex-mad lover-boy, MAJ GEN David Haight, who was exposed in a long-term affair with a DOD female worker, plus his jaunts to a swinger's club located between Carlisle Barracks and Harrisburg, Pa.? He was an enemy agent and blackmailer's dream.

MilitaryCorruption.com and other media outlets blew the whistle on the former two-star, now reduced in rank (pension-wise), to lt. colonel. That bust will cost Haight big bucks. If he had gone out the back door "in grade," as his Pentagon buddies and the folks at the determination board hoped would happen, he would've cleaned up $122,800 a year. Now, with 30 years of service and retirement at 0-5, he'll get around $80,000 annually.

Like we said in one of our earlier stories on this flag officer, the 11-year dalliance with his DOD gal pal has turned out to be a very expensive piece of ass.

HAIGHT ONE OF MANY GENERALS

CAUGHT WITH THEIR PANTS DOWN

We will take a bow for blasting away at the DIFFERENT SPANKS FOR DIFFERENT RANKS deal that Haight almost got away with. MCC, and others, made it so hot for Haight that the top brass decided to actually punish the general and retire him at the last grade he "satisfactorily" served in Army Secretary Eric Fanning did the right thing and actually demoted Haight, who was Director of Operations for the U.S. European Command before being reassigned to CONUS. His main squeeze has been identified as Jennifer Armstrong. No word on whether she faces any discipline at all. Right.

The Haight scandal is the latest sex-related mess Army flag officers have gotten themselves into this year. Former LT GEN Ron Lewis, National Guard BRIG GEN Michael Bobeck, and now-relieved 1st Infantry Division commander, MAJ GEN Wayne Grigsby (see Related Stories Box below), have all stepped on their dick in one way or another. You can be sure they won't be the last to do so.

Full Artice:  http://militarycorruption.com/genhaight4.htm

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Should Adultery be Illegal for Military Personnel? Should Military Professionals be held to a Stricter Moral Code than civilians? Should ALL Government Personnel be held to a Stricter Moral Code like the Military?




Should Adultery be Illegal for Military Personnel?

Should Military Professionals be held to a Stricter Moral Code than civilians? 

Should ALL Government Personnel be held to a Stricter Moral Code like the Military?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thought for the day... "We Are What We Create." I Chose to Create LOVE!!


Cosmic Universe - Unchanged
© 2016  Sy’needa Penland

As pages
of my history unfolds,
the mysteries
of my conception - 
Untold.

Time  - Space - Dimension
is all the same;
My Divine Essence
bares your name;

I carry no sound,
I have no voice;
Mere vibrations
of choice;

Harmonic pulsations
of your earthly creations
resonates vibrations
of energy;

My Cosmic Universe  Unchanged
My Rhythms  –  Unchanged
My Vibrations Unchanged;

For I do not speak,
I have no voice;
Only energy.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

RAPE - a poem by Sy'needa Penland




Rape, a Silent Epidemic!

As a military veteran, who experienced various degrees of racism, sexism, and retaliation while serving 20 years in the Navy, since 2011, I've closely monitored the military's rape epidemic; the Military’s Justice Improvement Act, and the growing number of victims who reported being raped while serving in the military, and the survivors of this heinous crime have yet to be awarded fair and equal justice.

For several years, I've stood on the sidelines as a neutral supporter, waiting for our political leaders to agree upon a Human Rights Bill, to protect the Civil Liberties and Human Rights of all American citizens, young and old. 

It was recently brought to my attention the notion of "same-sex" rape, and sexual assault crimes being committed against our youth and how they are afraid to speak out. 

A dear friend recently shared intimate details of his daughter being molested by her best friend, another 11-year-old girl, and the father felt helpless that his daughter's “virginity was taken away from her,” is how he put it, and he was unable to protect her against such a violation of her personal space.

Apparently, his daughter’s BFF's mother is a lesbian, and is teaching her daughter what makes a female a lesbian and the little girl wanted to experiment with her BFF and initiated sexual contact with her friend, who was oblivious to sexual relations and her parents sought to reserve the conversation about the “birds and the bees” until a later time, when they saw fit.

I immediately felt sympathy for the father and was deeply saddened by his story that I was inspired to write a poem in response to such a sensitive issue, that I consider a silent epidemic.

As a gifted poet, I’m honored to share my gift and this topic truly touched my soul.

Rape is not a pleasant word to hear in any conversation, especially amongst adults and it sheds light on the dark side of human nature, seeking to fulfill their earthly desires.  It’s even more unbearable to discuss rape when it involves the lack of legal protection and safety measures to protect our children from sexual predators.

It's time we take RAPE seriously and sign into law a Human Rights Bill that will grant Human Rights Protection of ALL American citizens, especially our youth!!

Rape is defined as a type of sexual assault, usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration perpetrated against a person without that person’s consent.  The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent.  The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault.