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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Power tends to corrupt, absolutely [criminalize plastic straws]

“We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives” says Santa Barbara politician

No Straw Man Here: The Mask Slips in Santa Barbara

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 08:52 AM PDT

(Steven Hayward)A little noticed detail in Santa Barbara’s recent drive to criminalize plastic straws, which culminated in the Santa Barbara city council taking testimony from a nine-year-old about the planetary menace, has come to light in recent days. During that council session, councilman Jesse Dominguez said the following in response to citizens who asked “what’s next?”:

“Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”

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Firenze Sage opines:   This bozo [Jesse Dominquez]  got 1100 votes in his district and now wants to control the world based on the bogus “research of a nine year old.

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Freedom … to kill? No. Freedom from guns? Not possible. Freedom from violence due to mental illness? Possible.

 

Take away guns? Medicate persons with violent tendencies?

Murdering  kids at school, youth at universities, parishioners at church and  people at music events.  That’s become a reality of USA life in 2018.  What can we do? Yes there are things we can do.

Yes —  there are drugs that can medicate and control violent urges to kill self and other.

No — it’s not realistic to take away 300 million guns from the U.S. population. Take away the guns is the “answer” according to some.  That is not realistic. Perhaps making it illegal for gun sellers to sell guns that spit out thousands of bullets — that’s possible.

Yes — a number of states have enacted laws so it’s easy to lock up persons who may harm others or themselves (including California).

Yes — shoot back!  That works.   There are stun guns and taser guns and  a variety of ways to arm persons who can “guard” at public places, e.g.,  schools, churches, malls and other places where people congregate.

Yes — use modern surveillance cameras, drones and modern technology  to watch those with known histories of violent histories.   And permit law enforcement to keep track and monitor persons who  post  violent threats via  Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

So yes — let’s get real.  There are too many young men (so far just men) who choose to kill others.

We must control persons’s with known, long term histories of  violent  urges via appropriate medication and appropriate incarceration.

Don’t ask for a federal government solution.  States must experiment and do what’s right for their citizens.

written by Cameron Jackson   drcameronjackson@gmail.com

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Freedom: free to make your own “dumb” decisions. Wow! [medical insurance, internet usage & FBI Peter Strzok]

Freedom to make your own “dumb” decisions

Freedom … to make your own  “dumb” decisions …  such as ‘do I want health insurance?‘  Under the proposed tax plan, there’s no more requirement that you  must purchase medical insurance. .Young people  will no longer be  saddled with paying for the health requirements of older, more sick individuals.

And freedom …. again  to decide exactly  what you want and don’t want from the Internet.

This week, the FCC voted to eliminate the  two year old ‘net neutrality’ rules imposed by Obama.

So,  for example ATT offers no cost for streaming to customers who use their cellular services and purchase TV Direct.  That was not considered  ‘neutral’ and therefore  illegal  under Obama’s  rules as other service providers did not offer the same ‘deal’.   Now you get to decide what ‘deal’ you can afford and want concerning Internet usage.

Another freedom: FBI agent Peter Strzok’s freedom to send thousands of  texts  his lover attorney Page concerning his intense dislike of Trump.  Attorney Strzok sat in on the interviews with Hilary Clinton — interviews which were not taped. It was Strzok who changed the language describing Clinton’s behavior downgrading it   from “grossly negligent” to “extremely  careless”

written by Cameron Jackson

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Speak up about what you know? On Monterey Bay Fourm write about freedom & what you love

 

write about freedom and what you know

Can you write? Know something about freedom?   Know  something about Santa Cruz or Monterey?  You are welcome to join Monterey Bay Forum and write what you think about what you love and know.   drcameronjackson@gmail.com

https://patch.com/california/capitola/calendar/event/20170527/153676/community-writers-series-of-santa-cruz-county

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Russian internet trolls sow discord & oppose Trump after the election

 

Russian firm — Internet Research Agency — continues to churn out discord via Facebook

Long term Russian interference:  Before and after 2016 elections the  Russian internet trolls sowed discord.

After the 2016  election,  Russian trolls opposed Trump–  writing posts that Trump  is  not a  legitimate President.  So we learn today from Facebook  lawyers testifying about Russian manipulation of Facebook via political ads.

One Russian firm — Internet Research Agency — churned out  80,000 (80 K) posts on Facebook  from Jan. 2015 through August 2017. “Most of these posts and ads are deeply disturbing” says Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch.  “Coming from foreign actors using fake accounts is simply unacceptable.”

Internet Research Agency pits groups against other groups.  

Per the WSJ Oct. 31 2017, Facebook, Google and Twitter will divulge new details showing the scope of Russian backed manipulation both before and after the 2016 elections.

Twitter and Google testify Nov. 1 2017 in front of the House and Senate intelligence committees which are conducting probes to uncover what happened during the campaign for President.

Lawyers for Facebook testify that Russians sought to de-legitimize the Trump Presidency after the elections.

So how does this square with mainstream media’s narrative for this past year  of collusion by Trump with Russia? It does not square.

written by Cameron Jackson based on various sources

 

 

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Freedom NOW from ObamaCare!

Freedom NOW  from ObamaCare!

Americans are not stupid. They can  make informed choices.

Let people  choose their doctors and their  health plans.

What to do?  Legalize competition across state lines.  That will drive premium  costs down.

Give  ObamaCare  no money via the  Exchanges.  Let people opt out totally.  Let small businesses create their own collectives. Encourage Health Savings Accounts with families making the decisions how to spend their health dollars.

written by Cameron Jackson

Phil Gramm, Republicans, Stand up for Health Freedom  WSJ, Oct. 19, 2017

“President Trump has now created another such opening for compromise by announcing he will end ObamaCare’s cost-sharing payments to insurers. Without a constant injection of additional money, ObamaCare premiums will spiral upward, and the number of Americans who benefit from the program will continue to fall.

But the initial bipartisan bill, offered by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D., Wash.), is more of a capitulation than compromise. It resuscitates ObamaCare but hardly provides a fig leaf for Americans who want their health-care freedom back—the very people who elected Republicans.

“Any agreement to restore funding for cost-sharing payments should be tied to provisions allowing families to opt out of ObamaCare and buy coverage that meets their individual needs. The compromise should also grant insurers the right to sell such plans independent of ObamaCare’s rules and its rigged risk pool.

“A money-for-freedom compromise would at last provide an opportunity to debate health-care freedom, something the public was denied by the great ObamaCare lie. If Democrats refuse to allow ObamaCare’s losers to escape in return for funding for the program’s beneficiaries, it will be Democrats who let the program collapse. Throughout the debate they will be forced to argue against the very health-care freedom they falsely promised when they adopted ObamaCare.”

the above is from an  article in the Wall Street Journal Oct. 19, 2017   by Phil Gramm  “Republicans, Stand Up for Health Freedom”

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Christ Heals Then & Now! Sat. Oct. 14. Come Light a candle & say a prayer .. CA

    Christ Heals Then & Now!  

Saturday, October 14, 2017

9:45 am – 11:45 am

Resurrection Catholic Community

                                                             7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos

 Come light a candle… say a prayer… for all people  harmed in recent fires in California 

Experience healing through   music, prayer,   laughter, sharing and listening

 

Live Music (Secular & Sacred)   with   musician Lulu Manus

  Bring an object or book to share.  Bring food to share. Bring a friend needs healing.

Christ Then and Now ….   Heals All….

www.AptosChurch.info     Cameron Jackson 688-6002    DrCameronJackson@gmail.com 

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freedom ? — Trump, Hilary and the “swamp” in Washington square off…. who is winning?

Three issues:  immigration, taxes and health care.  Looks like  the “swamp” still runs Washingon D.C. The alligators are strong.

And the world keeps getting less safe in so many ways…. Las Vegas with 50+ dead and 500 sent to hospital. So sad.  So terrible.

Trump stumped for a physical   Wall to control illegal immigration,  he wants to  reduce taxes on the middle class  and Trump  wants to repeal Obama-Care.

Where are we?

So far, 10 months into his Presidency,  Trump   can’t seem  get much done on any of these three issues.  The ‘swamp’ [big time donors, the ‘establishment’ of both Democrats and Republicans] oppose Trump’s stance on all  3 issues.

Remember Hillary?  Hilary opposed a Wall, wanted  a single payer system of health care and said  she wants to soak the rich —  but who knows really what her policies would have been on taxes.

Freedom for the little guy.  The small business.  The lemon juice  stand.  People who want to start a business or grow one.  How can we help to  increase freedom?

And how can people safely go to a Country Western concert and just ‘hang out’ with friends listening to music that heals them?  How do we as a People heal …?

written  Oct. 7, 2017  by Cameron Jackson    DrCameronJackson@gmail.com

 

 

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Attorney General Sessions & FBI Comey: Mumm’s the word

 

Stephanie Murphy, Florida Representative says not OK to talk to ambassadors

 So it’s not OK  for the top Justice person, Jeff  Sessions,  to talk to ambassadors?

CNN anchor JAKE TAPPER: Congresswoman, Attorney General Sessions said he was recusing himself from the matter but obviously played a leading role in the firing of Comey, he’s playing a leading role in the hiring of his replacement. Do you have concerns about that?

REP. STEPHANIE MURPHY (D), FLORIDA: Absolutely I do have concerns about that. We know that  Attorney General Sessions recused himself because he had had contact with Russian government officials and I’m somebody who has had one of the highest clearances in this country and I know that —

TAPPER: You used to serve at the Pentagon.

MURPHY: That’s correct.And I know that there’s no such thing as appropriate contact with a hostile foreign government, and so he’s recused himself from the Russian investigation. I don’t believe that he should be involved in selecting the FBI director. We need to have somebody who is beyond reproach in that position.

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Firenze Sage:    This woman [Stephanie Murphy] hates Trump to the point of derangement. What are ambassadors for if not to talk to even if from Iran,N Korea or Russia.

2014 ambassador from north Korea to Russia

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