Wednesday, June 27, 2018 reports, "COVER-UP?: What Actually Caused the Collision of the USS Fitzgerald and Deaths of Our Sailors?"


Did a trivial dispute between women on the USS Fitzgerald end up causing the death of seven sailors and millions in damage to a naval vessel? One of the websites we love to read from time to time is: They recently received this anonymous email about what may have really happened aboard the USS Fitzgerald…

During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of two miles.

Not until a year later, when the final reports are made public and the guilty parties have been court-martialed, does the truth come out. The OOD was named Sarah, and the Tactical Action Officer was named Natalie, and they weren’t speaking to each other!!! The Tactical Action Officer would normally be in near constant communication with the OOD, but there is no record of any communication between them that entire shift!
Another fun fact: In the Navy that won WWII, the damage control officers were usually some of the biggest and strongest men aboard, able to close hatches, shore up damaged areas with timbers, etc. The Fitz’s damage control officer was also a woman, and she never left the bridge. She handled the aftermath of the accident remotely, without lifting a finger herself!
Look it up: The OOD was Sarah Coppock, Tactical Action Officer was Natalie Combs. . . . When I noticed last year that they were doing all they could to keep the OOD’s name out of the headlines, I speculated to my son that it was a she. Turns out all the key people (except one officer in the CIC) were female!
Indeed, I did some searching, and Lt. Coppock pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty. Lt. Combs faced a hearing last month:
In an 11-hour hearing, prosecutors painted a picture of Lt. Irian Woodley, the ship’s surface warfare coordinator, and Lt. Natalie Combs, the tactical action officer, as failing at their jobs, not using the tools at their disposal properly and not communicating adequately. They became complacent with faulty equipment and did not seek to get it fixed, and they failed to communicate with the bridge, the prosecution argued. Had they done those things, the government contended, they would have been able to avert the collision.
That two of the officers — Coppock and Combs — involved in this fatal incident were female suggests that discipline and training standards have been lowered for the sake of “gender integration,” which was a major policy push at the Pentagon during the Obama administration. It could be that senior officers, knowing their promotions may hinge on enthusiastic support for “gender integration,” are reluctant to enforce standards for the women under their command.
This was the story of Kara Hultgreen, the Navy pilot who died in a 1994 F-14 crash. Investigation showed that Hultgreen had been allowed to proceed in her training after errors that would have meant a washout for any male pilot. But the Clinton administration was pushing for female fighter pilots, which resulted in a competition between the Navy and Air Force to put women into these combat roles.
It is not necessary to believe that…
(a) women shouldn’t be fighter pilots, in order to believe
(b) lowering standards for the sake of quotas is a bad idea.
Of course, you may believe both (a) and (b), but it is (b) that gets people killed.
It seems obvious that the Pentagon (and the liberal media) sought to suppress full knowledge of what happened to the Fitzgerald in the immediate aftermath of the June 2017 incident that killed seven sailors, in the same way the details of Kara Hultgreen’s death were suppressed.
It took investigative reporters like Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times a lot of hard work to find out what actually happened to Hultgreen. Let’s hope other reporters will dig into what’s happening in our military with the “gender integration” agenda at the Pentagon now.
Full article:
Food for thought…

Food for thought.....

Did a "Cat-Fight" between female officers cause the untimely death of Navy Sailors during the USS Fitzgerald collision incident?! 

According to the article, it did…..!!!

Talk about setting the Navy back 30 years.

As a matter of fact, in the late 80s, I was recruited to serve in the Navy, while they were first integrating women to serve aboard tactical logistic vessels, in enlisted jobs, and I don't recall female officers or chief petty officers assigned to the USS Holland, a submarine tender, homeport in Charleston, SC at the time.

In the mid-2000s, for an entire year, I served as the only female officer aboard the USS STOUT, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, and boy did I caught hell... But I learned team-work, and not let my gender or racial differences come between me and my male colleagues getting the job done, and especially protecting the lives of the crew, and preserving a billion dollar warship— While accomplishing a highly visible Pentagon mission!!

I am extremely disappointed to learn that it was “catty women,” behind the Fitzgerald collision, but I for one have been at the center target of scorned, catty, jealous and territorial female officers, when they would go to extreme lengths to behave like men, to "get rid of the competition," while trying to make a name for themselves, or in my case, violate the constitution by fabricating a legal case and holding others in the chain of command accountable, to abuse of authority and violation of judicial rules and procedures!!

In the later chapters of my memoir, “Broken Silence, a Military Whistleblower's Fight for Justice," I chronologically detailed the illegal actions of Navy JAG officer, (then) LCDR Mei-Ling Marshall, how she even testified to her “personal interest” in the outcome of my May 2008 court-martial.

Last year, the Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR) response to Judge Rosemary Collyer’s remand order was a clear admission to the blatant abuse of authority and Civil Rights violations, and earlier this month, the Board of Veteran’s Appeal (Board) medically substantiated the blatant Human Rights abuse I endured upon my discharge, when senior Navy officials refused to provide me “Whistleblower Protection,” while putting me through emotional and physical distress, and further denying me my hard-earned pension benefits.

Yet I pray that the surviving family members of the lost sailors onboard the USS Fitzgerald receive the justice and monetary damages they deserve!!  

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

As Mother Universe calibrates Mother Earth during one of the rarest planetary alignments of our lifetimes, she is calibrating the souls of humanity. We must learn to surrender to Love...

Manifestation of Divine Life
©  2018  Sy’needa Penland

Someday soon,
We must all meet our Divine Creator,
To raise our hand to thee,
To swear in the presence of the Almighty
Our part in the manifestation of hateful energy;

Transmuted from our thoughts to our minds,
That has blinded our souls to see,
The wicked actions that have plagued thy Earth,
And the self-destruction of humanity;

Upon our reincarnation,
We must take a vow to surrender
our free-thoughts to the Divine Spirit above,
As she guides our minds to manifest
the Divine Energy of Love

Within our hearts and souls,
As Divine Life unfolds, within,
To calibrate our thoughts and actions,
Before committing a cardinal sin.

We must pledge an oath to the Divine Spirit
Our duty to preserve humanity,
And all of Earth’s creations,
As she governs the ecosystem of Divine Life
And all of its manifestations. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

"Only in America," a poem on our modern-times...

Only in America
© 2018  Sy’needa Penland

Only in America,
Will a one-sided mind
Forever be blind
To love
But would rather
Procreate hate,
Generation after generation.

Only in America,
Can you stare into
The hollow souls of hate,
To see the evil of what
The wicked minds create,
Generation after generation.

The Spirit of the Universe cries out,
As it bears witness to
The manifestations
Of a heartless mind,
That is blind to the
Perils of humanity—

Only in America,
A place where unity is rejected,
And hate is resurrected and  
Permeated into our daily lives—
While fueled by the daily news,
Which steers the energy
Of what we say and do.

Only in America,
Are children detained
At her borders, while separated
From their mothers,
Where their fathers seem
To have no voice at all,
While America’s President demands,
“Build a Wall!”

Only in America,
The so-called land of the free,
Where peace and love is rejected,
The true concerns of its people
Are neglected, as well as
justice and liberty—
And the systems that govern
“Race and its minorities”
Defends the imbalances
Of a corrupted system  
Of governing—

Only in America,
Where the powers that be
Will deny rightful citizens
The freedom to pursue
Peace and Unity—
At the expense of
Sacrificing the inalienable rights
Of the next generation,
As the corporate and political
Movers and shakers keep us divided,
Generation after generation;
Only in America.

"We Shall Overcome," a poem on forgiveness...

We Shall Overcome
©  2018  Sy’needa Penland

America has become
A breeding ground
For prejudice and hate,
Rooted from past transgressions
Of negative energy that creates
Division within all realms
of human existence.
Yet to fight the resistance
Of a peaceful heart,
Is to fight against your oppressor,
Which requires a certain degree
of measure— The fallout
from what our actions create.

It’s easy to say,
“Make Love, not War,”
As political parties seek
To settle old scores,
As they rally across America
From coast to coast,
To see who can raise hell the most—
While stirring the emotions
Of the masses, across all races,
Genders and economic classes;
As “Me Too” is being chanted
At the forefront of America’s
Domestic divide, encouraging
women (and men) to choose
the most aggressive political side;

To open old wounds,
To relive the moments she (he) chose to remain silent,
To submit to the desires of her (his) aggressor,
To surrender her (his) free will;
As her (his) body became a doormat,
As her (his) body became a sex object,
As her (his) emotions became suppressed,
As her (his) voice became silent.

As victims of sexual trauma
Break their silence,
To demand to be heard,
May the harmony of their every word
Sing throughout the Universe,
“We Shall Overcome!,”
And become the new mantra of the day,
As the energy of hate and chaos
Slowly fades away—
And old wounds are healed,
And transgressions are forgiven,
And an angry soul is put to rest,
Once more. 

Being a White Student at a Historically Black College

MJ Hegar - Doors... A strong political message...

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Nikki Giovanni reads Langston Hughes's "Let America Be America Again"

"Earthly Temple," a Poem on Divinity

Earthly Temple
©  2018  Sy’needa Penland

Temple of Earth,
Be it mind over matter,
Or thought over mind,
The soul is never blind
To the Divine Spirit,
Who is forever intertwined
With the body’s Earthly Temple.

Friday, June 22, 2018

My thoughts on Domestic Rape...

As Karmic vibrations continue to right the wrongs that’s been committed against humanity throughout antiquity, I must agree with the adage, “Be careful what you ask for.”   

As a devout scribe (poet), who seek to discern the energies that are transmuted and intertwined within my Earthly being, I asked to receive one final message before the Summer Solstice settles in,  about the “Evil that is Amongst Us.” 

Before scribing her final message, the Universe reminded me of her message that I transcribed after one of the Presidential Debates and the storm of media discussions about Trump and his sexual indiscretions, yet I was able to see through to the other side... Which I later posted in this YouTube video…   NOT EVERYTHING IS AS IT SEEMS!!!

The message was so powerful, that it took almost 10 minutes to scribe it, and even more time to fully transcribe it into visual imagery.

Unfortunately, the energy has manifested itself once again and is more powerful than before, this time around it’s using a disguise to prey upon our children, especially those that are being traumatized!!

As I send their somber voices amidst the wind, to the Realm of Divine Healing, I’ve asked for Supernatural healing upon thy Earth, so we can finally enjoy, Peace, Love, Unity, and Happiness, as ONE Human RACE!!

Not upon my flesh, her final message…

Not Upon My Flesh
©  2018  Sy’needa Penland

Not upon my flesh,
Shall your words
Pierce through to my soul,
Seeking to satisfy the desire
Of your cardinal sins;

Not upon my flesh,
Shall I welcome you,
As your words seek to seduce
The very essence that protects
The sacred chambers of my abyss.

Dare you attempt to steal a kiss,
To penetrate through to my heart—
My oceans torn apart
When Earth brought forth ecstasy,
To cool the passion of her soul,
As Divinity unfolds within.

I shall guard my flesh!
I shall not weaken my heart
To your fleshly desires!
Not upon my flesh, shall you prey!
Not upon my flesh.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Military reports, "Military Judicial System is Rigged! It Frequently Disregards Truth that Causes Egregious Injustice"

Major Clarence Anderson, USAF

Make no mistake about it, the military judicial system is rigged in favor of the military and is therefore CORRUPT. It’s a closed system with their own lawyers, their own judges, their own juries and their own prison. The military justice system has virtually nothing to do with Equal Justice Under Law. The military judicial system was designed to help military leaders maintain “good order and discipline” as they view it, and at the expense of truth, justice and proper application of the law.

Think about it. The officer who brings the charges and convenes the court, also designates the jurors. Well, the military tends to make it look like there is separation between the jurors and the convening officer, but the jurors are part of the chain of command under the convening officer. That means the convening authority writes and/or approves career-making-or-breaking work-performance evaluations on each of the jurors.

This enables the convening authority to manipulate the system buy indirectly or directly threatening a juror to provide to him/her the desired punishment for the accused. A threat from the convening authority can be fairly direct; “Hey commander, you’ve got a great career going, don’t blow it.” But, most of the time, the career-breaking threats are extremely subtle, or just plainly understood by the prospective juror.


When a juror feels pressure from the convening authority, even if it’s ever so slight to yield a desired result, it’s called unlawful command influence (UCI). In the military, UCI happens everyday and twice on Sundays. Provable UCI means the command has overtly sent a clear message to one or all jurors for the purpose of influencing their decision process and ensure a conviction in the case of the Navy vs. Joe Schmoe.

What people fail to realize is that “unlawful command influence” exists even when the convening authority (or his/her minions) do nothing, because of the way the system is set up. The tentacles of unlawful command influence is so ingrained in the military system that it insipidly chokes off any judicial fairness for the accused without anyone actually realizing it. Even though military policy makers have attempted to make it look like UCI doesn’t exist, it indeed does.

Jurors automatically feel the pressure just knowing that the person who is court-martialing the individual to be judged, is the same person who has their military career in the palm of his/her hand.

Right away, jurors think to themselves…

‘the admiral/general obviously wants to get rid of this guy or he would not be court-martialing him. I don’t want to lose my career because I hung-up the jury on any doubt of innocence. I’m not giving up my military career on anyone the admiral/general by his/her referral of charges declares is a dirt-bag.

I certainly won’t give the accused either a “beyond a reasonable doubt,” or “preponderance of the evidence” standard. He/she is just guilty as far as I’m concerned, because the admiral/general believes him to be guilty. He must be guilty of something, or their wouldn’t be any court-martial.’

Because the system is set up the way it is, jurors do not care what happens to the accused, because they have a military career to worry about. Consequently, it is our firm belief that many more innocent people are carted off to prison in the military because of the way the system is set up. At a minimum in the United States Military, a great many more people are over-charged and over-punished. This is when we hear ridiculous, but true stories about people like Lieutenant “Bensen” who was dishonorably discharged for fraternization and a $75 travel claim that he never received money for.


The Court of Military Review and Court of Military Appeals are just rubber-stamp entities. They only know what the military wants them to know, much like the judges of the FISA Court, who only knew what the FBI wanted them to know. There is more than enough evidence to cast doubt on the validity of many military convictions. Major Clarence Anderson III, USAF, Colonel Dan Wilson, USMC, and the list goes on and on.

The necessary balance for a fair application of the law, simply does not exist in military courts. There is an inherent flaw in military courts. This is true when charged with any violation of law, but especially where sexual assault is concerned. Many sexual assault cases have no witnesses and boil down to a, she said-he said situation.

Women have been known to tear a blouse and falsely accuse someone of attempted rape or sexual assault. On the flip side, women have been assaulted and raped and no one would believe them or act on their complaint. In some cases everyone knew it was true but did nothing, saying stupid shit like… “if you wouldn’t dress like that it wouldn’t have happened.”

It is imperative that our courts are constituted to provide the judge and jury with as much of the truth as possible. Unfortunately, even when the truth comes out in a military court, jurors will ignore the truth in favor of protecting their own military careers. It’s the way the system was designed from the beginning. This is why there is a 96% conviction rate in the military and about a 70% conviction rate in the civilian courts.

One of our readers reminded us that most of the military convictions do not involve a jury trial, because the accused capitulates and pleads guilty. The military has an effective way of “encouraging” military members accused of infractions of law to plead guilty rather than fight it out in a fully contested trial. Most people in the military do not make enough money to defend themselves. A civilian lawyer will charge $300/hr. on the low end.

They’re are many military judges and lawyers who are honorable men and women, but some of these so-called honorable people realize that accused military members are just passing through, while they have to work and conduct business on the base long after the case has been adjudicated. Some military lawyers just go along to get along, and frankly don’t give a damn if their client gets hammered or not.

What is the source of those conviction rate figures? The civilian figures can be found in multiple reports and change from venue to venue. Most district attorneys won’t file charges against anyone unless they can be assured by a deputy district attorney of a conviction. It doesn’t mean the perp didn’t do anything wrong, it just means their is only so much money in the budget, or the DA wants to boast of a 100% conviction rate when he/she goes to run for governor. For the most part, the conviction rate is approximately 70% for civilian convictions overall.

The military wouldn’t dare keep such statistics and if they did, they would not share them with anyone but the joint chiefs. Over the decades, has monitored thousands of cases and can tell our readers that a conviction rate for military courts is pretty close to 96%. If you have a report that says otherwise, we are glad to share that with our readers.


Air Force Major Clarence Anderson III decided to waive his right to a jury and cast his fate to a judge to decide. He may have become a victim of a system that just wanted hides to nail to the wall to be politically correct. He has proof the Secretary of the Air Force lied to a member of Congress.

Major Anderson may have been a victim of pressure from Congress for the military to get “results,” meaning more convictions for those accused of sexual assault. The military were not getting enough convictions because people weren’t being charged for either lack of evidence or bias against complaints by women. But once people are charged in the military, they are almost certain to be convicted because of the way the military judicial system has been crafted.

There were some very interesting issues associated with Major Anderson’s case which tend to raise doubt on his conviction.

Anderson’s ex-wife’s mother made substantial cash payments (possibly as much as $100,000, but at least $10,000) to the ex-wife’s new boyfriend, the same boyfriend who testified at Anderson’s court-martial and later at a post-trial hearing that his relationship with Anderson’s ex-wife didn’t start until after the ex-wife reported the abuse allegations. Fat chance.

This revelation prompted a letter from U.S. Representative Martha Roby of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, asking the Convening Authority for a full review of the new information to be weighed against what had been presented at trial.

The ex-wife’s mother said the cash payment was “for the renovations to the boyfriend’s house for the purpose of ensuring that her daughter and grandchildren were going to live in a suitable house with sufficient living space.”

The military judge believed the mother’s assertion, and concluded the boyfriend’s testimony was still credible and that he and the ex-wife were not sexually involved at the time the ex-wife made the allegations against Anderson. Anderson was not granted a new trial or any other relief at a post-conviction hearing. The case was appealed to a three-judge military panel who upheld Anderson’s 2017 conviction.


United States Senator from Alabama Doug Jones sent a letter to the Secretary of the Air Force, asking for clarification as to whether the law was correctly applied during Anderson’s post-trial hearing. According to the letter, Anderson informed Jones that a petition on the matter is currently pending with the Judge Advocate General.

No local criminal charges were brought from any of the three incidents the ex-wife claims resulted in abuse. Major Anderson’s conviction could very well be a railroad job when the Air Force chose to believe the wife in a nasty, contentious custody battle.

Military brass hats want to have better conviction numbers when they appear before Congress. They would love to say… “last year there were 1500 rapes or sexual assaults reported in the military, and we are please to report that 1499 were convicted and thrown in prison.” Whether there were some innocent people in that number is of no consequence to the military, so long as they look good on Capitol Hill.

Military leaders are in constant suck-up mode on Capitol Hill are very quick to toss their own people in prison if it will please the big cash cow that funds our military. A zero-tolerance policy against sexual assault and rape could possibly be a genuine attempt to protect women, but it could also be embraced to get Congress off the back of the military at the expense of fair and just adjudications. Major Anderson could very well have been one of those hides the Air Force wanted to tack to the wall as a trophy and statistic to impress those on Capitol Hill who control the purse for each branch of the military.

A recent video of Major Clarence Anderson and his mother regarding the circumstances of his conviction and incarceration…

A website called: JOHN Q. PUBLIC did a wonderful job of reporting on the Major Anderson case. To catch up on details of his case, we refer our readers to this excellent website.

Major Anderson continues his fight and has written a LETTER to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), asking them to get involved. They have RESPONDED to him and assigned a case tracking number.