Is COPA / Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors a good bang for the buck? Alinsky’s progressive socialism seeks power over immigration, health care, open borders & housing

 

No Borders  espoused by various COPA / Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors  churches

Is COPA  aka Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc. — which is   Saul Alinsky in action –   a good bang for the buck?

Alinksy’s progressive socialism seeks power via churches over immigration, health care, open borders and housing.

For church members & the public,  COPA / Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc.  is not a good bang for the buck  based on   info from Charity Navigator.

Look at the numbers:

COPA  expenses: Seventy-nine percent  or roughly  4 out of 5 dollars pays for Personnel ($288 K) and General/ Administrative ($18.8 K).  Only 21% [$80,400 / $387,233] goes for Program Costs. Wow!

$288 K pays  for three full-time COPA organizers in the 2018-19 Budget.   Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc. is another name for COPA in the Santa Cruz and Monterey CA area.

COPA/ Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc.  is housed at a Lutheran church in Watsonville, CA and pays about $19 K for General and Administrative costs.

 How to evaluate the numbers: 

  • Program Expenses: The majority of charities listed by Charity Navigator   – seven out of ten non profits – spend at least 75% of their expenses directly on their Programs. That means the organization should spend no more than 25% of their total expenses on administrative overhead and fundraising costs.
  • COPA / Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc. reverses the percentages recommended by Charity Navigator  with expenses for Program accounting for  only 21% and  Personnel/ Administrative expenses accounting for  79%. Wow.  That’s a reversal!

     Check for evidence of commitment to accountability and transparency:

    • Website: The best charities are transparent and accountable to the public. You should be able to see evidence of this in the information they provide on their web site. Can you readily find information about the charity’s staff and Board of Directors? Did the charity publish its financial information such as its most recently filed Form 990 or audit?
    •  Accountability:  The IRS 990 form is available from the Central Coast Sponsors Inc. website.    https://www.guidestar.org/profile/77-0557460
  • Industrial Area Foundation (IAF) akin to an octopus with legs
    • Transparency: Low.  One must search to find connections to COPA’s   founding organization — the Industrial Area Foundation (IAF)  of Chicago, Illinois  COPA is a long standing  affiliate of IAF.    And there’s no mention of  community activist  Saul Alinsky  who wrote  the guiding principles for progressive socialists i.e., Rules for Radicals. One might think  it interesting to churches  that Alinsky  dedicated  his book to  Lucifer.
  • Open Borders is one goal of COPA / IAF / Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc.

Churches connected with COPA in Santa Cruz and Monterey CA  fund open  border   immigration policies. Exactly how much dues  each church affiliate  pays COPA is not readily available.

COPA recently   held a conference on immigration “reform” in Monterey, CA  (4/9/2018). No specifics as to number of attendees is provided on their website.

The Catholic church in CA is a long time supporter of open borders.  Five of the seven churches in Santa Cruz County & neighboring two counties  which act as as the governing board of COPA   are Catholic.

Other  supporters of COPA  include  several Episcopal  churches, i.e., St. John’s in Aptos, Calvary in Santa Cruz and St. Mary’s by the Sea in Pacific Grove.

Sunday, 9/16/18 at 9 am,   COPA / Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc.  lead organizer Tim McManus speaks at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Aptos, CA.  You might ask  Mr. McManus  why roughly 4 of 5 dollars  of Expenses  goes to pay staff Personnel & Administrative  and only  21% pays  for Program.

Pope Francis is on record that a nation has the right to control it’s borders.  A nation is an extension of a family.

Aptos Psychologist:    COPA goes to church leaders and gets their “buy in” and them uses that buy in to contact parishioners and teach Alinsky progressive socialist goals.

What is COPA?    On  November 2, 2009 Freedom Advocates wrote,  “COPA targets congregations and unsuspecting parishioners…”

What COPA currently says:   It’s Mission is   “to develop the leadership skills of ordinary people …. to engage effectively in public life  …with power to negotiate with public and private sector leaders … to change the economic, social, political and cultural pressures on their families … 

COPA has 22  member institutions in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties — including “many religious groups”  they say.

As mentioned above, COPA is an affiliate  of Industrial Area Foundation.  See all the affiliates. 

Per  COPA’s website  (4/2018) Pete Scudder of Scudder Roofing  said about obtaining workers,  “there is no system. There is no line. No way anyone come here  legally unless they have   a lot of money….Scudder Roofing  construction company hires 90% Hispanics.  Scudder  Roofing seeks  to sponsor ‘citizen applications for workers’.

Back to general  discussion of COPA /  Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc. 

It’s vital to  look at how charities are rated for financial health and transparency.  Neither COPA  aka Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc is rated by Charity Navigator. That’s because their financials are too small for Charity Navigator.

What if all the legs of the founding organization — IAF — were examined by Charity Navigator?  What if COPA was transparent about its  socialist progressive agenda?  Would parishioners and the public support COPA / Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc?

It’s best to view COPA and Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc. for what they are — community organizing entities which seek progressive socialist goals.

 

Per D Souza both Barrack Obama and Hilary Clinton — both students of Alinsky — implemented  Saul Alinsky’s political tactics.

Remember Obama’s promises that “you can keep your doctors…” and that “insurance premiums costs  were going down …”  Then Obama took over health care and 1/6th of private economy.  Check out D. Souza on YouTube.

Both Obama and the Clintons entered politics with little money and left as mult- millionaires.

 

What do you want for your children and grandchildren?   That your children learn progressive socialism in church via COPA / Central Coast Interfaith Sponsors Inc? 

Or that your children learn to think for themselves and seek freedom? 

written by Aptos Psychologist  Cameron Jackson PSY 14762

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firenze sage–Pocahontas [aka Sen. Elizabeth Warren] gets fossil fuel wampum

 

Sen. Warren  — aka Pocahontas — gets fossil fuen wampum from oil company

Pocahontas — aka Sen. Elizabeth Warren –gets fossil fuel wampum.

For many years, Sen. Warren   receives money from a  gas producer.    Sen. Warren has expressed views that gas producers harm the planet. What she has to say about fossil fuels.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren received royalty payments in 2017 from one of the largest natural gas producers in the nation, according to tax return documents her campaign released Wednesday.

Warren received $121 in royalty payments in 2017 from Chesapeake Operating, LLC, a subsidiary company of Chesapeake Energy, according to her tax return. Chesapeake is the second-largest natural gas producer in the nation behind Exxon Mobil and is the most active driller of new gas wells in the country.

Warren called out major oil companies, including Exxon, Shell and BP for raking in billions in profits, during a 2015 speech before climate and labor activist where she stressed that government regulation of the energy industry was necessary to prevent companies from “dumping filth in the river or spewing poisons in the air.”

Notably absent from her speech was mention of Chesapeake, which operates nearly 23,000 oil and natural gas wells across the country. The company signs lease agreements with landowners prior to opening a new drill site and pays royalties to leaseholders, like Warren, typically as a percentage of the revenue earned from the sale of the gas drilled.

Warren’s financial ties to Chesapeake date back to before her entrance to the Senate in 2013, according to her tax returns.

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Firenze Sage opines:   More hypocrisy and fraud from the queen of deceit [Elizabeth Warren].

Firenze Sage: a chicken in every pot? How help Venezuela? God only knows…

 

” A chicken in every pot…”  Venezuela?  USA?

What cost for:  A chicken in every pot? Venezuela?  USA?

People in Venezuela are starving  and  cannot afford chicken or milk for their children.

First stated by Henry IV of France as, “I want there to be no peasant in my realm so poor that he will not have a chicken in his pot every Sunday,” and later in the United States during the Hoover campaign for presidency as part of an advertisement.

The cost of chicken is about $1.28 per pound in the USA.

So — what can people do so Venezuela kids have “a chicken in every pot”?

What has the Trump administration done?

  • The Trump Administration has imposed a range of sanctions on the Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela, including sanctions targeting Maduro and other senior government officials.

 

Upcoming Vigils at Richmond CA support Open Borders for ALL illegal Immigrants — Is this what CA needs? Go and decide

 

OPEN BORDERS for ALL  per  Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

There’s several upcoming vigils at Richmond CA which  support Open Borders for ALL Illegal  immigrants  — is this what CA needs?  What the USA needs?

OPEN BORDERS for ALL is vital  according to Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity.  Really?

How come everyone wants “in” as a refugee to the USA and there’s no rush to leave the USA and  be a refugee elsewhere?  Why don’t we help people stay where they are and — if they leave — help them get back to their homelands, back to their culture, back to the world they grew up in, know and love?

Are  the “welcome the stranger” sermons  — frequently preached from many   church pulpits — used by the Open Borders crowd?  Maybe the persons preaching “welcome the stranger” sermons are the Open Borders crowd.

Here’s some useful info:   There’s three upcoming vigils for illegal immigrants detained by ICE at Richmond Detention Center CA.  Friday June 8, Sat. July 7 and Sat. August 8. Why not go and  you decide.

Why not have a vigil that represents more than one opinion?

Mother Deborah Lee  is the Executive Director of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity.  Per reviews of Interfaith literature,  this group  mobilizes faith communities for immigrant, racial and economic justice.

This post will update regarding info about the vigils…..

Here’s a list of organizations that assist:   http://abc7news.com/community-events/get-help-with-your-rights-to-justice-equality-civil-liberties/3160977/

NAFTA “the worst trade deal ever made” says Trump

 

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NAFTA  is “the worst trade deal ever made” Trump tweets.

NAFTA permits China and other  Asian and European countries to import car parts to Mexico and Canada and — once assembled there — those cars enter the USA market without tariffs.

Because of this “loophole”, NAFTA is  great deal for Mexico and Canada and  for parts manufacturers  world wide.  NAFTA has been and continues to be   bad deal for USA manufacturing.

So — keeping another campaign promise —  expect Trump to exit NAFTA and establish separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico.    Here’s why:

Who are the young men from Honduras coming to claim “asylum status”? Children?

Pictures show mostly young men ages 16-24 not women, children or visibly gay and lesbian persons.  One never knows ….  

So the Caravan coming to the USA  was started by gays and lesbians?  So they say ….   City without Borders aka Pueble Sin Froneras states that the gays and lesbians — LGBT community — started  the 1,000+ persons curerntly traveling to the USA from Honduras and near by areas.

In announcing the group’s March 25 departure, Pueblo Sin Fronteras sent a statement saying it is a “group of people from different nations, religions, genders, gender expressions and sexual orientations migrating and seeking refuge.”

The statement calls for a series of measures, including an end to political corruption, to violence against members of the LGBT community, to “murder with impunity and gang recruitment of youth.”

It demands that the U.S. government continued Temporary Protected Status — a program for people from nations affected by wars or disasters. It asks that the “U.S. government stop massive funding for the Mexican government to detain Central American migrants and refugees and to deport them.”

 

firenze sage: carnivores 1, vegans nil [Animal Rights protest of Antler restaurant]

 

Antler Kitchen & Bar restaurant  in Ontario, Canada protested by animal rights group results in an increase in  reservations

Owner of  Toronto, Canada’s meat restaurant Antler Kitchen & Bar  turns animal rights protest into free advertising for his restaurant.  And,  reservations are up at Antler.

A Toronto based site called blogTO reported:

Toronto restaurant shocks vegans protesting meat

Animal rights activists were horrified this weekend when the co-owner of a Dundas West restaurant they’d been protesting for weeks staged what appeared to be a counter-protest of his own.

The restaurant in question, Antler, is known for serving “local seasonal and wild foods” that are native to Canada, such as bison, boar, rabbit, duck and deer.

They also serve foie gras, which has long been condemned as especially cruel in terms of animal welfare.

A group of local activists had arranged a protest in front of the restaurant on Friday evening, writing on Facebook that it would be their fourth of such protests outside Antler…

About an hour into their demonstration, protesters say that the restaurant’s co-owner and chef, Michael Hunter, “brought out an entire animal leg and started cutting it up right in the window on a table reserved for diners.”

Event organizer Marni Jill Ugar wrote later that night on Facebook that she felt Hunter had been “taunting” the group by cutting up a deer leg right in front of them.

“Once the deer was cooked Michael Hunter, owner of Antler, sat back down at the window to eat the dead deer,” she wrote.

A review of the restaurant claims that the Ricotta Cavatelli with Wild Boar is  surprisingly  delicious.

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Firenze Sage:  Vegans go home and leave us alone.

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Move the booze & cut 24/7 Safeway hours of operation at Safeway in Aptos, Felton & Santa Cruz? One way to reduce crime….

The highest crime in Santa Cruz County — from Felton to Aptos — occurs near the three Safeway stores that are open 24 hours 7 days a week.

What to do? Change Safeway hours of operation to 6 AM – midnight. Safeway in Redding CA reduced hours and saw crime go down.  Most crimes occur after midnight at the Redding Safeway store.

And move the booze back near the milk and eggs.  That will reduce petty theft of alcohol.  Make it as time consuming to get alcohol as getting  milk and eggs.

The Safeway store in Aptos, CA places alcohol front and center near the entrance to the Safeway store.  Talk to the managers. Ask Safeway to   move the alcohol to the back wall across from the milk.

Aptos Psychologist:  The local paper is filled with simple  ways how to eat more vegetables at breakfast.  How about simple ways to reduce crime  — like move the booze to the far  end of the Safeway store in Aptos?  Close Safeway stores after midnight?

written by drCameronJackson@gmail.com

sensible immigration reform? no human illegal? require E-Verify, require biometric entry-exit system…Goodlatte-McCaul proposal

No human is illegal?

Concerning legal immigration, two thirds of Americans want less than half the actual number of immigrants coming in.

About 100 K come in and most Americans want fewer than 500,000.  Roughly 9-10% of Americans want zero immigration.

Immigration was the issue that put Trump on the radar screen.  And immigration —   both legal and illegal  —  will be a crucial issue in the 2018 mid-elections.

So what’s a “sensible” immigration policy look like? How will both legal and illegal immigration be dealt with?

Take a look at the link below:

http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/370736-goodlatte-mccaul-proposal-is-a-viable-path-for-sensible-immigration

Aptos Psychologist:

Congress must substantially  increase  funds to HHS to manage and  control both legal and illegal immigration.  Perhaps its time to do your part and speak up?

We need  more Border Patrol (10 K recommended)  to stop illegals from entering.  For example,  from just one central american country alone roughly 1 in 3 persons from El Salvador now reside in the USA.

We need more  immigration  judges to quickly provide equal, fair justice and to handle  the 600,000 cases still pending     At the given rate of cases it could take 15-20 years to handle the  600,000 case backlog unless the system  changes.

Education:  It’s time for the public to educate itself as to the pros and cons of  what a sensible immigration policy looks like.

What say you? ; Comments welcome!  written by  drcameronjackson@gmail.com

 

firenze sage–free quiet vacation in Syria or Yemen? [most safe country for Muslim women and children is?]

safety of Muslim  women — where most safe?

The most safe county for Muslim women and girls? The USA says one American professor.

An Ohio music professor who said Muslim women and girls are safer in the U.S. than in any Middle Eastern country has been forced to retire.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports University of Cincinnati assistant professor Clifford Adams has been placed on administrative [leave] for the remainder of the semester and will retire May 1.

He made the comment online to a Muslim student who had criticized Donald Trump’s presidency and spoke about freedom and diversity. Adams wrote “how dare” she complain.

Adams didn’t respond immediately Friday to a request for comment. He earlier wrote a letter to The Enquirer saying he was “deeply sorry” and was trying to have a “lively, provocative, scholarly argument.” School spokesman Greg Vehr says the university is “committed to excellence and diversity.”

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Firenze  Sage:  Funny how diversity means everything but common sense.

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