Episcopal church a haven of hope for abused Catholic priest

Former  Catholic priest Fr. Ryan, abused by his mentor and family priest Father Lott,    finds   haven of hope through an Episcopal church in Albany, New York.

Victim-survivors want most of all to be listened to, believed and to hear ‘I’m sorry’ so says Ms Buros with The Independent Reconciliation and Compensation program. These men now 50 and 60 years old  are still crying when they speak of their  abuses says Ms Burros

Twenty years a Catholic  priest,  Steven Ryan-Vutto  left the priesthood  questioning his vocation because of  long term  sexual abuse he had experienced by his mentor and family priest.

He had to speak out as ‘it is something I had to do from the deepest core of my being.’   “I truly  believe  that although it’s going to sully the name of someone a lot of people look up to, it’s truthful… the truth will set you free.’

Abused from the age of 14 by his parish priest — acts of fondling and  sodomy — Steven Ryan-Vuotto  joined the priesthood.  Known as Father Ryan for 20 years, he recently spoke out against his abuser,

Rev. Robert V. Lott   who died in 2002 at the age of 63.  In the early 1990’s Steven Ryan-Vuotto confronted Rev. Lott as part of his therapy.



Cameron Jackson

The above is based on an  article in the New York Times, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017


Where did the $800 BILLION for shovel jobs go? Hilary do as Obama did?

shovel ready jobs 2016?

shovel ready jobs 2016?

  Will Hilary  and The  Clinton Foundation waste money, lie and cover up stuff   as Obama does?  Will  Hilary do as Obama did —  re shovel ready jobs?    Looks likely.

 So —  where  did Obama’s  $800 BILLION  Stimulus shovel ready jobs go?

Hilary 2016 promises more of the same — repair the roads, jobs for the 93 MILLION unemployed Americans (half the work force have no job).

Why expect anything different from Hilary than the same old stuff Obama and the Democrats have done for 8 years?

Why did we never know about Obama’s waste of the $800 BILLION for shovel ready jobs?   Because the Democrats  make  it so!  

Here it’s 2016 and Hilary makes repair of roads and highways a top priority.   What happened to all that $800 BILLION Stimulus money that was to go for “shovel ready jobs” in 2009?     Obama promised — and did not deliver.   Hilary & Democrats will  do the same.   

no shovel ready jobs

where did all the 800 BILLION stimulus money for shovel ready jobs go?

Roads and highways:  Five years after signing the Stimulus bill which produced no shovel ready jobs our infra-structure of roads and highways continue to fall apart.

Now 2016 and Hilary promises as top priority  to repair and expand roads. Why believe that Hilary will do anything different?   Not likely.

Union teacher jobs wee protected by Obama.     The Democrat  Party coffers are full of money that came from the union dues of teachers who kept their jobs.

See below for some of the most silly spending of money.

Hilary touts same message:  Now it’s 2016 and as election time rolls near. Obama did not create jobs nor did he fix bridges.  There’s no reason to believe that Hilary Clinton if elected will actually do anything different.

Real way to fix bridges?   Just as FedEx created competition for the federally run U.S. Post Office it’s time to use the private sector to bid and get contracts from the U.S. Congress to rebuild our old roads and fix our “infra-structure”.

Similar to Obama, Clinton in 2016  wants to  ignore Congress and  “fix stuff”  herself. More fraud, more government waste, more Washington running the country.  It’s time to say NO MORE.




Today marks the five-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Commonly known as the stimulus, the nearly $1 trillion law was hailed as an opportunity to bring America into the “21st century.”

Just two years after the bill was signed into law, President Barack Obama admitted, “shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.” While the law failed to create jobs as promised, it has provided plenty of examples of waste, fraud, and abuse.

Five years and at least $816.3 billion later, here are 10 ways the government wasted taxpayer money.

10) $1.3 Million for Stimulus Highway Signs

Stimulus Jobs


$1.3 million was spent for signs on highways to advertise that infrastructure spending was paid for by the stimulus.

A spokesperson from the Ohio Department of Transportation said taxpayers want to know “where their stimulus dollars went,” after spending $1 million on the signs. Pennsylvania ($140,000), New York ($100,000), and Colorado ($55,000) also spent money on the road signs brought to you by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

9) $152K to Get Lesbians Ready for ‘Adoptive Parenthood’

Beth Asaro, Joanne Schailey


The law spent $152,000 on a study by Clark University, in Worcester, Mass., designed to stimulate adoption by lesbians. Trustees at the university interviewed 50 lesbian couples to “investigate the unique strengths and potential challenges of lesbian couples” as parents.

8) $600,000 to Plant Trees in Wealthy Neighborhoods

Washington Park, Denver, Colo. / AP

Washington Park, Denver, Colo. / AP

Government workers went door-to-door in the wealthiest neighborhoods in Denver giving away trees as part of a $600,000 stimulus project.

Costing $150 each, government workers justified the trees as potentially saving energy costs by providing shade. The program suggested the government funds would jump-start the economy by creating jobs for those who planted the trees.

7) $384,949 Study of Duck Penises




$384,949 grant was given to Yale University for a study entitled, “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior, and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia.”

A National Science Foundation spokesperson defended the study, saying, “Government funded grants for research have assisted in creating the barcode and Google.”

6) $1.2 Million Study of Erectile Dysfunction in Overweight Men

$1.2 million in stimulus funds went to study impotence in overweight men. The University of California-San Francisco used the funding to conduct 200 video interviews, at a cost of $6,000 each.

5) $100,000 Anti-Capitalist Puppet Shows

Performers with the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater / AP

Performers with the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater / AP

“In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre,” a Che Guevara-inspired puppet theater in Minnesota, received $100,000 in stimulus money, according to a report by Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.). The funds included $25,000 to help preserve one job, and $25,000 to produce “socially-conscious puppet shows.”

4) $389,357 for College Students to Keep a Diary of Their Marijuana and Malt Liquor Use



Coburn’s report also found that researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo were given $389,357 to pay young people to record their daily malt liquor drinking and marijuana use.

Buffalo-area residents were paid $45 each to record their daily smoking usage through an automated phone hotline.

3) $3.4 Million Turtle Tunnel

$3.4 million underground turtle tunnel providing “eco-passage” in Florida also had its origins in the stimulus package. The funding was given to Dr. Matt Aresco, who had been on a “10-year mission to help the turtles cross the road.”

2) $8,408 Study to See if Mice Get Drunk

Mickey and Minnie Mouse getting drunk with Uncle Sam's money / AP


Florida Atlantic University received $8,408 in stimulus funding to see if mice get drunk after consuming alcohol. The researchers surmised that since “humans who consume alcohol have trouble with ‘navigation, memory, and attention,’” maybe mice would too.

1) $535 Million on Solyndra

Solyndra headquarters in Fremont, Calif. / AP

Solyndra headquarters in Fremont, Calif. / AP

Just two years after receiving $535 million from the stimulus, Solyndra filed for bankruptcy. The company was the first to receive a federal loan guarantee from the stimulus. Solyndra’s biggest investor, George Kaiser, was a bundler for the Obama campaign.

At least four other companies received stimulus money only to later file for bankruptcy, including Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Co., which received $10 million to increase employment, and Evergreen Solar Inc., which received $5.3 million to install 11,000 photovoltaic panels.

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