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Three Hart Children Missing in Mendocino California, One possibly located

Hart family Mendocino
Peter Tasciotti

13 days after the incident occurred there are new findings of significance. On March 26, 2018, the site of the horrific crash was first discovered. The wreckage of the Hart family’s SUV was found upside-down on the rocky shoreline, at the bottom of the 100 foot cliffs. A total of five bodies were reported found, with three unaccounted for. “Devonte Hart, 15, Hannah Hart, 16, and Sierra Hart, 12, were reported missing March 26 after the family’s SUV was found.”

The fate of the three missing children and their whereabouts have been pondered as a mystery. What happened to this family? No witnesses? No suicide note? The trail of their final road trip was retraced, with not many answers or explanations resulting. Nobody seemed to know where the other three children could be; nobody even knew if they were definitely along on the trip.

Hope was fostered that perhaps the children were staying elsewhere, with friends, somewhere in Washington, Oregon, or California, dropped off before reaching Mendocino. It was hoped that the remaining three children could be found safely. Until now, there is evidence.

What started out as: two deceased parents recovered and three deceased children, but three children missing, has become possibly four recovered, two still missing. An ongoing search has been conducted by Mendocino County in coordination with other agencies, in the area of the Pacific coastline, west of Ukiah, and north of Fort Bragg. Just now, Saturday, April 7, it has been reported that a dead body has been located in the surf, amidst the search area.

The decomposing body is described as a young, black female. There is logical deduction that it may very likely be one of the two children who were missing. The confirmation has to be done by the authorities who will conduct DNA testing on the remains. This could take up to several weeks.

One has to wonder, if this is the fourth child located, to have been killed in this tragic event, why did it happen? What would cause (quite probably) the entire family to perish in this manner?

First, let us consider the major discrepancy. It boggles the mind as to why this was reported in error. For about 10 days, it had stood as fact that the two parents, Jennifer and Sara Hart were found in the front seat of their destroyed SUV. It was stated as plain fact that they were wearing their seat belts.

It recently was redacted, they were not wearing their seat belts. Repeat, they did not have on their seat belts, when the bodies were initially discovered. However, it is sustained as reported fact that the two women’s bodies were found inside of the vehicle, while three children’s bodies were found outside of the vehicle.

Were the SUV windows open, did the doors pop open? One has to wonder how did the bodies become scattered to the point that three are completely missing from the scene. The ocean tides crashing on the rocks, within a few hours or less, managed to carry away three bodies.

The questions of physically how the event unfolded are not as pressing as why? How would such a thing transpire? How could anyone do such a crime, as it is now being called by the Mendocino Sherriff?

If it is fact that Jennifer Hart was in the driver’s seat, what caused her to stop at the roadside stop, then to accelerate directly off of the cliff to certain death? Was this premeditated? What went on in her mind and the mind of her wife and partner, Sara Hart? What would bring about the double-suicide and murder of all six children?

What makes these questions more perplexing is that nobody seemed to predict it coming. No one who knew the family would have thought of this. They seemed to be such a happy family, who had everything to live for. The children were so young and had a life ahead of them, in the progressive values of their adopted parents.

What makes it chilling to understand what happened is the theory that the two adult women were not the sufficient parents of these children. Claims are abounding that they were doing their parenting in questionable ways. There is conclusion that there was child abuse. A string of reported incidents in the past attributed to the Hart mothers, would lead one to that conclusion, especially with hindsight.

This writer is of the mind that the individuals who were responsible for their family, the mothers, Jennifer and Sara, had become overwhelmed by their plans and the reactions of the outside world. They were leading an uncoventional lifestyle. The fact that two mothers were raising a brood of six is controversial in itself. What were their qualifications? How did the multiple, successive adopting agencies make the decision to approve these particular parents? What was their inspiration?

One has to face the obvious, when it comes to the documented facts. They were involved in activist issues. They were used as the poster child for harmony and diversity and peace. Devonte Hart was featured in a viral news sensation before and during the Bernie Sanders campaign. Was it a racist agenda of some sort? Was it something that backfired in the worse possible way?

It is simply a tragedy that innocents get caught in the crosshairs of politics. In some way, this is what has to be investigated. I’m not saying that they were doing anything wrong in their child-rearing. I don’t think anybody could say this, without the ample evidence. After all, there is only one conviction for an abusive incident, which occurred in 2011. There were plenty of subsequent accusations though. These are not substantiated. And that is which opens this to debate.

If they were being hounded and experienced prejudice by outsiders and the system, I am inclined to accept that possibility. Did this exert an influence in their fateful demise? Did this put undue pressure upon the parents, that they desperately gave up their lives? Did they feel persecuted?

Even if they did no abuse, which would make them innocent, what caused the deadly rush off the cliff like lemmings to the slaughter? What went on IN their troubled minds? What could push a family to such devastation? May they rest in peace. But we as a society need some answers.


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Comments posted by Peter Appleseed Tasciotti

Compilation of comments.   By peter appleseed Tasciotti  that’s me    On scallywagandvagabond and vagabond website    Great place for info and dissection of news!

I find it interesting that this Cory Anderson started a thread here. Although he has not responded to any of the opposing responses. Cory spoke in defense of Chris Spotz. I do know know a few things about Chris Spotz secondhand. I do not know know for sure if he was the murderer. But I do know that’s what the authorities are claiming and what the media is reporting. I happen to be a journalist also. Yet I have a mind to think about everything. Therefore I do think it’s possible that this story is still an unsolved mystery. No witnesses. Both people dead supposedly. How would anybody know what really happened?


Breaking News! Youtube headquarters Active Shooting incident

Peter E. Tasciotti reporting on this BREAKING NEWS event: On April 3, 2 PM Tuesday afternoon, California’s San Bruno Police, San Mateo County Sherriff, and other local police agencies responded to emergency calls of a shooting attack. The violence broke out at the Youtube Google headquarters on Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, California.

Brent Andrew, a spokesperson for San Francisco General Hospital Trauma Center gave a press briefing. There are three patients which were transported there. At this time, what is being reported: One female, 32; Second female in serious condition, 27; Male in critical condition, 36 years old. At 3:30pm PST there will be a surgeon who is giving the next update, with more details. We do not know for sure what kind of injuries, but there is every reason to assume it is gunshot wounds. The surgeon who will update is a specialist in gunshot.

There were also one or more other victims of the shooting who were transported to another area hospital, the Stanford Medical Center. There is one confirmed fatality at the scene, which the authorities are saying may be the shooter. It is said to possibly be a self-inflicted wound.. The shooter is said to be: white, female, middle-aged.
The authorities are interviewing witnesses and clearing the entire building. Police Chief Ed Barberini of the task force stated, “It is a monumental task, with the number of employees at the building”.

An employee who stated he was in the building at the time of the incident, tweeted out his status. “Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk,” one employee, Vadim Lavrusik, wrote on Twitter just before 1 p.m. “Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.”

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that this is not considered a terrorist action. But it is way too early to confirm this. The reports are stating that the perpetrator was wearing “a dark top and a head scarf”. There is no complete description, nor what kind of weapon(s) used.

Some observers of the opinion that this incident seems to have been predictable. It could be, if one considers the ominous threats of I.S.I.S. and related terrorist groups. A posting distributed in English, Arabic and French by the Ashhad Media Foundation shows a hooded figure in front of a laptop computer branded with the ISIS insignia and icons of social media sites in the background, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and YouTube. They also included the employment networking site LinkedIn.

This writer is a former Youtube content-creator and I am digging for answers, wondering What would cause such a violent disruption at an otherwise peaceful location? After all, Youtube headquarters is a gun-free zone and it is known for promoting peace and not hate. Gossip is abounding on itself. A vlogger called ‘Framers for Truth’ broadcast a live stream from his vehicle. He stated that there is speculation from one of his sources that the female shooter entered the premises and “went crazy” due to a love triangle gone wrong. He also stated that the incident was centered around the lunch room of the vast Youtube headquarters. A further review of the channel shows that, “Farmers for Truth’ is a gun advocate, of the opinion that this would not happen if there were second amendment supporters at the scene, to defend against an aggressor.

Vlogging also from a vehicle, Defango stated that he was in the area at the time. He learned from sources, the violence burst out during a party which was occuring in the building.

Channel ‘American Gun Chic’ has posted her statement of sorrow if anybody was injured in such an incident. Obvious from her channel name, this youtuber is also a gun advocate. She stated, “But if anything did happen to anyone, then I feel for you, I’m praying for everybody and I just wsh they would have a gun to protect themselves”.

Beyond the free press offerings of alternative media, the main video being watched in these initial hours is produced by CBS news. This is intentionally being featured by Youtube itself and was streamed around 3 PM Tuesday and view count 52K views within 2 hours. It contains the footage of the press conference by San Bruno Police Chief. Of note is that public comments were not allowed (chat and video comments disabled) on that video watch page.

With all the suspicion swiring aroung these days, there is already doubt about this event. It is being called a “psyop” by some. This means that many people are of the opinion that it is staged. We do not know for certain, in this era of ‘fake news’. I think it’s a fair question, to continue our discussions, in a free society, a real civilization.


Self-Help with New Age guru or Sex Cult madness?

What do you think of it all: Self-Help with New Age guru or Sex Cult madness?  by Peter E. Tasciotti, in syndication   Also published on the illustrious scandal and gossip news website !!!

The organization known as NXIVM (pronounced “nexium”) has come under fire for their questionable activities, with increasing public scrutiny since Autumn 2017. The cracks had been showing slowly, yet with no major events. Nxivm is an upper class think-tank headquartered in upstate New York, where Nxivm is the brainchild of self-help guru, Keith Raniere, a Rensalaer Polytechnic Institute graduate. The breakout moment came, Monday, March 26, when the group got rocked to their core by the arrest of their leader, Raniere, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The charges filed: he “turned female followers into ‘slaves’ who were branded with his initials and coerced into having sex, authorities alleged on Monday in a criminal complaint charging him with sex-trafficking.”

The highlevel arrest precipitated as a result of successive investigations by local and New York state authorities, involving federal level powers. The unfolding attempts to charge Raniere, ultimately has led to his prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, NY. The defendant goes by the endearing term of “The Vanguard” within Nxivm circles. “According to the complaint, Raniere oversaw a barbaric system in which women were told the best way to advance was to become a “slave” overseen by “masters.” They also were expected to have sex with him and do menial chores for masters, and to keep the arrangement a secret or be publicly humiliated, the complaint says.”

The vaunted and cherished Vanguard was on the lam for several months, using “end to end” encrypted email, so as not to be located. He also ceased to use his cell phone, in order not to be tracked by GPS. At the time of the dramatic arrest, he is reported to have been uncooperative. “…when immigration authorities arrived and after he was taken into custody, the women chased the car in which the defendant was being transported in their own car at high speed,” prosecutors said in court papers”.

Raniere, for some time, had been accompanied by “Smallville” actress, Allison Mack, who apparently holds the position of his female counterpart in the leadership of Nxivm. “Former “Smallville” star Allison Mack chased down Mexican cops as they carted away an alleged sex cult leader, and she might be the next one to be thrown behind bars”.

What activities were Raniere and Mack indulging in as part of the Nxivm regimen? “She allegedly has to find bed partners for him, run 40 miles a week and keep a strict diet to stay as skinny as possible. Sun Online put all the allegations to Mack’s publicist who replied: “Allison is passing on all press inquiries at this time.”.”

This epic drama is unfurling as the latest of major Hollywood squabbles. Allison Mack had joined Nxivm along with her “Smallville” co-star, Kristen Kreuk. The necessary disavowal came quickly from Kreuk on Thursday, March 29. “Following news that Kreuk was a celebrity group member, the 35-year-old star took to Twitter today where she denied having any involvement in helping recruit new people.

Kreuk stated, “When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Programs/NXIVM ‘intensive,’ what I understood to be a self-help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness, which is why I continued with the program. I left about FIVE years ago and had minimal contact with those who were still involved”.

Actress, Sarah Edmondson echoed Kreuk’s distancing, “For the record, my dear friend @MsKristinKreuk was never in the inner circle of #NXIVM. She never recruited sex slaves and has been out since 2013 before shit got weird. She is a lovely person who should not be dragged into this mess. Thank you.”

Maxim also reports that, “Kreuk didn’t directly address Mack’s involvement. Like Raniere, Kreuk’s former co-star could soon be arrested, having remained in NXIVM as its practices grew bizarre. Mack was living with Raniere in Mexico at the time of his arrest. ”

Also connected to the so-called cult in their international network is Emiliano Salinas, the son of former President of Mexico, Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Salinas joined Nxivm and runs the operations as Director in their very successful Mexico City headquarters.

To top it all off, the prominent members of Nxivm include the heiresses of the wealthy Seagram’s fortune, of Edgar Bronfman Senior’s legacy. The famous trust-fund sisters of Canada, Sara Bronfman and Clare Bronfman, joined the self-help group in 200 and coordinated with Raniere to build it into the powerful entity that it is. Estimates of $100 million upwards of $200 million have been quoted as to the amounts poured into Raniere and company’s visionary plans of world influence. Vanity Fair is among those who have reported that, “To family friends, Seagram heiresses Sara and Clare Bronfman are victims of a frightening, secretive “cult” called nxivm, which has swallowed as much as $150 million of their fortune. But the organization’s leader, Keith Raniere, seems also to have tapped into a complex emotional rift between the sisters and their father, billionaire philanthropist Edgar Bronfman Sr. The author investigates the accusations that are now flying—blackmail, perjury, forgery—in a many-sided legal war.”

Nxivm has an entry on the world’s hippest web listing, Wikipedia, described as, “The NXIVM training system is administered through Executive Success Programs, Inc.. The training uses a technique called “rational inquiry” to facilitate personal and professional development. During seminars, students refer to Keith Raniere and NXIVM President Nancy Salzman as “Vanguard” and “Prefect”, respectively. Reportedly, over 12,000 people have attended the classes between its founding in 1998 and 2010.”

As per compartmentalization, Keith Raniere was running multiple interconnected organizations, including World Ethical Foundations Consortium, and Executive Success Programs, abbreviated as E.S.P, which is cleverly also the acronym for ExtraSensory Perceptions.

The launching of the World Ethical Foundation was coronated along with the Dalai Lama himself. This was due to the attachment of the Bronfman’s to the exalted Lama, especially Sara Bronfman. But for the Dalai Lama, it was a ‘should I stay or should I go’ kind of thing, with a flipflopping due to negative publicity surrounding Nxivm. There were concessesions and rescheduling, until the Tibetan figurehead eventually did attend on May 6, 2009 in Albany, NY.

Yet with more layers of the onion getting peeled, another group within the group has been revealed, a secret sorority called “Dominus Obsequious Sororium,” (DOS). This is roughly translated from the Latin as, ‘Master of the Slave Women’. What’s of concern to the investigators at the U.S. Federal Court in Brooklyn is the actual nature of that group, which possibly involved recruiting, slavery, sexual depravity, and branding on the skin, a form of ritualized scarification. The tattoo-like marking is produced by burning into the flesh by a cautering pen device.

The depraved activities of the cult are alleged to include: “the women also partook in videotaped branding ceremonies in which they had Raniere’s initials burned into their pelvic area. “During the branding ceremonies, slaves were required to be fully naked, and the master would order one slave to film while the other held down the slave being branded,” the complaint said.”

Businessman, Frank Parlato, a turncoat insider of Nxivm, is of the strong opinion that, “Now Raniere is in prison being held for arraignment. And Allison is likely to follow, having been one of the topmost leaders of the brutal DOS sub-cult of NXIVM that branded and blackmailed women. Mack, the second in command of DOS – which stands for Dominus Obsequious Sororium – which translates to “the slave women under the master” – reportedly has Raniere’s initials branded on her pubic region. And she has her own initials, along with Raniere’s, branded on dozens of other women. Mack gave Raniere “collateral” – raunchy, graphic, nude pictures of herself and other items meant to destroy her life – which he can release publicly if she leaves DOS or betrays him in any way.”

Clare Bronfman published her perspective on this disconcerting situation on the official E.S.P. website: “A note from our Executive Board Member, Clare Bronfman” Having direct experience with Keith Raniere, Nxivm associate, Clare Bronfman has stated, “Lastly, while I am not and never have been a member of the sorority, I was reassured to hear from one of the leading forensic psychiatrists in the country, and additionally ex-law enforcement investigators of over thirty years, conclude that the sorority has not coerced nor abused anyone. In fact, the sorority has truly benefited the lives of its members, and does so freely. I find no fault in a group of women (or men for that matter) freely taking a vow of loyalty and friendship with one another to feel safe while pushing back against the fears that have stifled their personal and professional growth. It’s not for any of us to judge how they, or anyone else, choose to advance their lives and values.”

On the same side of the coin, before the DOS was exposed, Forbes published a glowing piece on Nxivm and Raniere, entitled ‘Cult of Personality’. It stated, “Keith Raniere’s devoted followers say he is one of the smartest and most ethical people alive. They describe him as a soft-spoken, humble genius who can diagnose societal ills with remarkable clarity. They say his teachings as an inspirational executive coach can empower some of the most successful people in the world to attain ever higher levels of status and money. Why, his program can even cure ailments like diabetes and scoliosis.” That sounded great in 2003, but on with the downfall or at least, the trial by fire.

It turns out that an actress from “Dynasty”, Catherine Oxenberg, who is the daughter of Yugoslavian Princess Elizabeth, has been rallying attacks against Nxivm. “I want to help all the young women affected by this cult,” says Oxenberg. “They are the victims of human trafficking — which is slavery. For months, I have worked to expose Keith Raniere and Nxivm and today’s arrest vindicates my efforts. I want my daughter to know I love her and that I want her back in my life.”

The “Dynasty” star was not at all happy about her own daughter’s involvement with Nxivm. India Oxenburg (who is not a minor, being born in 1991) joined the group in 2011 and disagrees with her vociferous mother’s crusade. “India posted on Facebook that she was “absolutely fine, great actually [and] I would never put myself or the people I love into any danger.”

Oxenberg had joined Nxivm along with her friend, Bonnie Piesse, who starred in two Star Wars episodes, as the woman who raised Luke Skywalker. Apparently, Piesse has quit the group. “Piesse mentioned that India was in danger and had begun to starve herself, which is consistent with reports that Raniere pressured women in Nxivm to eat very little: Piesse, who last saw India in the days before she left Nxivm in January 2017, says, “India was in a bad situation. One time she told me that she wasn’t going to eat for three days [out of ] penance to try and correct her behavior.”.”

The dailywire asesses that, “The most prominent whistleblower is Frank Parlato, a former spokesman for the group, who has detailed in a blog the allegations against Raniere and Mack, including that Mack is his right-hand woman, leads the DOS sorority, and is a “key recruiter” for the group.”

Frank Parlato it seems has definitely rallied troops against Raniere and Nxivm. Parlato’s involvement in the group has been stated as “spokesperson”. Yet that title misses the mark, as there were financial dealings between his business associates in the Buffalo, NY region, and the associates of Raniere, including the Bronfmans. This dealing was to the tune of One million dollars, connected with the Niagara One real estate in Niagara Falls, NY.

The scope of this initial article is not broad enough to include an analysis of the Parlato/Bronfman business deal and subsequent litigations around Niagara One. Suffice it to say, the disagreements started a high stakes tit-for-tat, which ultimately led to the arrest of Raniere.

Parlato has recently teamed-up with Republican political operative, hatchet man, Roger Stone, on a Nxivm hitpiece. They recently posted a video entitled “Sex Cult Crashes” on Alex Jones youtube channel, discussing the case of Raniere and the sex cult. Parlato goes so far to say that the Bronfmans were able “to purchase justice” over the years.

Zerohedge goes on to link Raniere to alleged pedophile and rapist, former President Bill Clinton as far back as the 1980’s. “Keith Raniere, the co-founder and leader of a secretive self-help cult called NXIVM who was run out of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor has been arrested by the FBI in Mexico and charged with sex trafficking.”

What’s more bizarre is that theories are floating about this whole fiasco being a hoax by Raniere to test the true loyalty of his followers. Whatever the ulterior motives of any of the players, the lifestyles of the rich and famous are sure to intrigue and fascinate. Keith Raniere is being detained in Texas at an undisclosed facility; he has waived his rights and is being extradited. During April 2018, he will be transported by U.S. Marshalls to New York state to stand trial. At this time, it is not announced who his attorneys will be.

by Peter E. Tasciotti



Hart Family deaths in Mendocino, California

Family of Eight found dead at bottom of cliff in the Pacific Ocean, Mendocino County, CA.

By Peter E. Tasciotti *Syndicated for

Tragedy has struck and taken the lives of a family of eight travelling through Mendocino County, California on Monday, March 26, 2018. Although, only five bodies have been recovered, the three missing children are presumed dead, according to the local authorities on the scene. “The adult women, identified as Sarah and Jennifer Hart of Woodland, Wash, were found in the 2003 GMC Yukon, while three of their children were found outside of the vehicle.”

“According to the Associated Press, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman believes that all six children were inside the vehicle when it went off the cliff, likely killing the entire family”. It is a sad day for America, when something happens, ending six young lives.

Sarah Margaret Hart and Jennifer Jean Hart were a married couple, who had adopted six children and were living as a family in Woodland, Washington. The mothers are reported as the same age, being either 38 or 39. The children are: Markis Hart, 19; Jeremiah Hart, 14; Abigail Hart, and missing but presumed dead, Hannah Hart, 16; Devonte Hart, 15; Sierra Hart, 12. They are a mixed, multi-racial family unit and have suffered the brunt of death threats for their lifestyle.

The Harts were known for embarking on many spontaneous road trips. They were involved with social justice causes with the whole family attending a diversity of activist events, including many Bernie Sanders campaign rallies. They were affectionately called, The Hart tribe; “a free-spirited family of two women and their six adopted children who raised their own food, took spontaneous road trips and traveled to festivals and other events, offering free hugs and promoting unity”.

It is from their involvement in activism that the public would already know about them. A viral photo was circulating around the internet, during the time of the 2014 “Black Lives Matter” protests in Ferguson, Missouri. That emotionally-touching photo featured one of the children, Devonte Hart (aged 12 at the time), hugging a “white” police officer.

The sighting of the wrecked SUV was called in by a passerby on the Pacific Coast highway (Route 1) at 3:40 p.m, an indeterminate amount of time after the accident occured. No other witnesses have come forward, who may have been there at the desolate stretch of highway. Investigators are unable to say what caused the accident, until they complete a thorough investigation, including forensics tests of the vehicle’s black box.

There are many unknowns at this point. What moved the vehicle? Was it by human will, mechanical error, or other force, causing it to plunge off of a steep 100-foot cliff to drop below onto the rocky coastline of the Pacific Ocean? What seems to be strange, is the fact that there were no skid marks on the area prior to the crash, denoting that brakes were not applied.

The fatal accident can be traced back in time to the whereabouts of the family at their residence in Woodland, Washington on Friday, March 23. They are also reported as being from Linn, Orgegon, which could be where their identifications were registered. Clark County, Washington had recently opened a child protection case regarding the Harts. This was instigated by their brand new neighbors, Bruce and Dana DeKalb. The Dekalb’s have reported that they were concerned about the Hart children. One of whom, apparently came to their residence, asking for food.

Mainstream media is apt to be playing with speculation at this point, as to the motivation behind the road trip that the Hart’s were taking. It is to be found repeatedly that the Hart’s were fleeing the Child Protection investigation. It does seem to be a possible cause. Possible also is that they could not get along with their neighbors. Many of us can relate to that predicament.

“Moms of family who drove off cliff have dark history of abuse – by Ruth Brown”
Much is being made of the past criminal record of Sarah Hart, who took the rap for domestic assault of one of the children in 2011. This was in the state of Minnesota, it was seven years ago. It was settled for a plea bargain and no time was served, in lieu of one year’s probation. That punishment was apparently accomplished and the individual could be assumed as rehabilitated. Yet the suspicion of recidivism is much-touted in this media speculation. That’s due to the tendency of negative thinking, as if nobody ever could learn from their mistakes!

“According to CBS News, Dana DeKalb said Devonte told her that Jennifer and Sarah weren’t feeding the children and were “punishing them by withholding food”. Bill Groener, a previous neighbor, said the Harts didn’t eat sugar and grew their own vegetables.” The inquisitr needs to post a follow-up on Mr. Groener’s dietary recommendations.

We mustn’t take any sides until all the facts are in. The other side of the coin gives the many glowing reports by various family and friends, who say that the mothers and the family are happy and harmonious.

Terra Bundance is an activist who is working to promote a positive legacy of the Hart family She is circulating the heart-felt words of another friend of the family, Jillian Berry, “The world lost 5 if not 8 of the highest quality individuals ever in existence yesterday and your story was salt in the deep, thick wounds that are only beginning to be licked by more people than you could imagine. I urge you to display a shred of compassion, respect and honor by retracting any seemingly slanderous statements until a thorough investigation has occurred.”

RawStory spoke with Jeni Wren Stottrup, a friend of the family and a journalist who writes for a local weekly newspaper, to find out that the Hart mothers had recently celebrated their ninth anniversary of adopting, days before the fatal accident.

The parents and the children were also involved with music production, in a youth empowerment project. Their collaborative song can be listened to at this link

It has already been noted that the Hart’s were frequently taking family trips. No facts are known at this juncture about their destination, if there was one? Were they intentionally going to end up in Mendocino County? Was there a rally in the area? Or were they actually headed to Sacramento, California?

That would make a lot of sense, considering that it is already proven that the Hart family does social justice activism. Presently, there are massive protests in Sacramento, due to the fatal shooting death of an unarmed black man, by police officers. If it sounds familar, it should. It is a very similar incident as the previous one in Ferguson, the protest of which the optimistic, Devonte Hart photo encapsulated.

The obvious and logical questions are: what was the Hart family doing from the time they departed their residence in Woodland, until the time of their fatal accident? Where did they spend their time? Who did they spend time with? They covered several hundred miles. There are 3 nights and 3 days in that duration.

Answering these basic questions would provide many clues about what they were doing along the road trip and possibly if there was foul play. To date, this writer has found no other news outlet forthcoming with any pertinent information. It is hoped that important facts will emerge and dispell the distasteful speculation. One does have to speculate, but please do so within the bounds of good reasoning.

There are many issues wrapped up in this tragic story, not the least of which is child abuse. There are also the loaded topics of: racism, leftism, rightism, lesbianism, police excessive force, and death threats. Let’s learn from all this or America will continue to fall into deeper civil strife.


(By Peter E. Tasciotti, intrepid reporter for the Truth)


Which one is Criminal?: Vice says Christ GAY or Lauren Southern says Allah GAY?

 Initially was seeking reports on another story about a politician commiting suicide (cf. next post) which led me to the irreverent classic Libertarian  the specific political cartoon is at  the sarcastic satirical Ron Paul fan stated, 🐫WOW! Islamophobes Miss Beheading in Orange Nightgowns Streamed Live on Fox News.Don’t Blame Me for Lauren Southern Menopause. The JihadiWhore Was Detained by UK Border Police in Calais for Distributing Racist Material in Luton That Poses Threat to Secret Society Fundamental Interests and United Kingdom Public Policy. She’s Gonna Be Lynched from Her Clitoris Unless Trump Calls May to Let Her Go.ولا تسُبُّوا الّذِين يدعُون مِن دُونِ اللّهِ فيسُبُّوا اللّه عدوًا بِغيرِ عِلمٍ

Then searching to….
22-Year-Old Conservative Lauren Southern Claims ‘Lifetime Ban’ from UK for ‘Allah Is Gay’ Social Experiment




Standing Rock

Dear Peter Appleseed,

Winning Justice at Standing Rock
Trial dates are set, and it’s a critical hour for our legal efforts. On August 13, Chase Iron Eyes will walk into a North Dakota courtroom and face prosecution for his alleged crimes. The charges? Trespassing on the Lakota’s own sacred land and inciting a riot — when a group of 74 unarmed water protectors peacefully withstood a raid of Last Child’s Camp and subsequent arrest at the hands of fully armed law enforcement officials.

Thankfully, Chase has a dedicated team in his corner. You are among a group thousands strong who stood with Standing Rock in its hour of need, who have followed this story to the courts, and who have taken repeated action to keep the fight for justice on track. Now, in order for that justice to be served, we need your financial support.

Our legal team must — and will — gather a staggering amount of evidence in the coming months. This includes more than 50 depositions, requiring travel to Texas and North Carolina to question, under oath, officials of Dakota Access pipeline parent company Energy Transfer Partners and their hired mercenary security firm, TigerSwan.

In preparation for this moment, the Lakota People’s Law Project staff has spent the past several decades combining investigation, litigation, education, and organizing to create solutions for social reform in the US. Once again, we’re ready to challenge injustice. This time, we are confronting racism and violations of the Federal Civil Rights Act and the Environmental Protection Act in support of our First Amendment rights under the Constitution.

There are several key distinctions about the Chase Iron Eyes case:

We are pursuing a potentially game-changing “necessity defense”;
73 other water protectors can use the evidence we gather in their own defenses;
We successfully petitioned to replace an assigned judge with our preferred judge;
These landmark legal defenses can set precedents that will safeguard all future protectors of water and land, all those who stand in strength to tear down injustice. This case is being fought for all of us who care about indigenous rights, all of us who care about the First Amendment, and all of us who care about Mother Earth. Your support now can help Chase make history.

Wopila — we thank you!
Daniel Sheehan
Chief Counsel
Lakota People’s Law Project

P. S. The upcoming trials — and surrounding public education — will not only exonerate our clients; they will expose the injustices perpetrated by state-sponsored private military operations. We will continue to provide updates to you as the team uncovers the truth and explores the extent of the rights violations at Standing Rock. With your continued aid, we will turn the tide in this country at its darkest hour. With your support, we will prevail.

Lakota People’s Law Project
Romero Institute
210 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The Lakota people’s Law Project is part of the 501(c)(3) Romero Institute, an interfaith law and policy center. All donations are tax-deductible.


Going Zero Waste

◊April is just around the corner. This means we’re rolling into Earth Month! Earth Day is April 22nd, but many celebrate all month long. Well, there are some of us that celebrate all year long. You know, , folks like us.

Earth Month means that I am gearing up for lots of events, and I cannot wait to share them with you! I’m doing something a little different with my weekly email. I’m using this as a little bit of a roundup of weekly happenings and things I’m currently loving.

Here’s what’s new on the blog:

Zero Waste Hostess Gifts – I go to a lot of parties, and I don’t like showing up empty handed. Grab a few of my favorite gifts to bring.
Why You Should Recycle Less – I’m talking all about recycling. Did you know China recently put a ban on plastic and paper recycling?
5 Places to Find Zero Waste Supplies – If you’re looking for zero waste supplies, here’s five places you should look.
Here’s one of my favorite new photos!

Here’s a quote that’s really resonating with me, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller. I love Buky Fuller. If you’re not familiar with him, he’s worth reading up on. A revolutionary who was far ahead for his time.

I’m also currently digging roasted sweet potatoes and homemade peanut butter. I hope you have a wonderful week!


Kathryn K.

Going Zero Waste



Andy Warhol exhibit in Hudson Valley area New York

Chronogram magazine featured the story recently.  It’s all about the current Andy Warhol exhibits. Click here to read full article.

My friend Ivy Nicholson and her two adult children will be pleased that the legacy of Andy Warhol is going strong.  Click here for Ivy’s movie listing.

Commented as Ahgamen Keyboa, site user: I will have to check this out at SUNNy New Paltz and Vassar Poughkeepsie. Although I Ahgamen knew Andy Warhol not, I’m associated with some of the Warhol factory members, such as photographer Billy Name and Ivy Nicholson. Ivy appears in my movie Protesters (director Tasciotti) This is an amazing thing, what a blast from the past. I’m interested in art history and pop culture. As such I’ve been studying the movements and influential figures. Andy Warhol is one of those who successfully capitalized on his activities, notably commericalizing everything he did. What pop and satire! Is it art? Is it good art? What art is good? I dunno, it’s in the eye of the beholder, it’s all opinion. My opinion of late, is that I prefer realism, landscapes and portraits especially. I do use digital and electronically-enhanced art, but what I am moving back towards is manually-done paintings and sculpture. I have nothing against Warhol. It’s fascinating and a historical part of America’s past and that of the whole world.


Morgan Roof arrest, for “inappropriate comments” towards School?

Morgan Roof is the biological sister of Dylan Roof, convicted murderer.  Morgan Roof is featured in an article by the website

Click here to read the article, interesting story!

Dylan Roof sister arrested after bringing knife, pepper spray and marijuana to school