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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connect the dots …. Is Obama the principal person behind the Trump/ Russia collusion story?

 

collusion

Is Obama the principal  person behind the Trump/ Russia collusion story?

Clinton  had a simple message why people should elect her  — that Trump was “unfit”.   Prior to the election that was her message to the American public. That’s about all she had to say. Her message did not sell sufficient for her to win the election.

Within 24 hours of losing the election Hilary Clinton’s campaign put out the message that Trump’s victory was not on the up and up — that he obtained it unfairly due to the Russians.  Due to Trump/  Russian involvement in our elections.

What we know now is that Hilary Clinton paid for and   created   information — none yet  collaborated — that Trump  supposedly performed unfit behavior.    That is what is referred to as the Trump/ Steele dossier aka ‘Golden Showers’.

So first Hillary calls Trump ‘unfit’ and then she pays money and supplies information to create information to supposedly support her contention.

Now the evidence points towards Obama as  is  the person behind it all.  And it appears that Obama’s motive was and is to protect himself.

Remember the basic facts about Obama. He was a Chicago politician.  He won his first elections by spreading ‘dirt’ about his opponents.  He was a community organizer.  He has a law degree and taught constitutional law.

Remember all of Obama’s promises that he did not keep…. such as ‘you can keep your doctor…’

Obama promised the American public that Hilary Clinton would be treated the same as any other American.  And then Obama exonerated Hilary Clinton  and Obama  expected his Justice Dept and FBI to also exonerate Hilary Clinton.  Which they did.

The facts  keep tumbling out.

What’s especially troubling is that mainstream press, i.e., New York Times  and Washington Post prefer  to suppress  or ignore the story.

 

Cameron Jackson

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does he/ she rub your back OK? What say FBI agents Page & Strzok & Mueller investigation of Trump

 

Does he/ she rub your back OK? Is that what Mueller’s FBI agents say?

Does he rub your back OK?     What over diner do  Mueller’s FBI agents Page and Strzok –involved in the Trump investigation —  say to spouses?  ‘Pass the peas?’

What do  FBI agents  Strzok and Page — both married to different people  —   say to their spouses  over dinner tonight (Dec. 13, 2017)   now that it  comes out what they have  been doing [having a sexual affair] and sending text  communications back and forth about their dislike of Trump. And how to save the country from a possible President Trump.

Do Page and Strzok  say, ‘Pass the peas?’  On Wed. FBI agent Page and her husband Barrow left  their home to do what they do, i.e, get children where they have to go.

Clearly,  Special Investigator Mueller did not check out the political  bias of those he put on his crack team.  Clearly Mueller did not do his homework.  Now it’s unraveling …  Why did Mueller put the lead FBI agent Stzok involved with the Clinton emails  [he sat in on the interviews and recommended changing the language so more supportive of Clinton] also on the team investigating Trump?  That was Mueller’s bad decision.

How does  the Page/ Strzok  sexual  affair and their communications back and forth impact the image of the FBI and  USA federal government. Both Strzok and Page were and are pro-Clinton and anti-Trump and have been  so for a long time.

And – very importantly also — how does the publicity about all this  impact their children and their families?

Yes – this info  may impact the Mueller investigation of Trump.

Right now it is such good drool humor about the inner workings of the prior Obama administration …. please keep more of it coming. Please don’t kill this investigation. Somewhere it will surface that Obama had a hand in all this.

written by Cameron Jackson

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Firenze Sage–Most transparent administration – Trump or Obama?

reporters access to the President.

Trump’s administration is more transparent.  The editor of the Washington Post revealed an inside Washington secret Monday about President Trump: He is far more accessible to reporters than former President Obama.

 Martin Baron told a conference on journalism ethics that Trump regularly makes himself available to reporters, even if it sometimes comes with criticism of the media.

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Firenze Sage:  Another Obama lie exposed.    https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=four+more+obama+years

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Typical Obama — a $1.5 BILLION dollar library without books

Typical Obama —  a  $1.5 BILLION library without books.

The Obama  library provides document access from any computer anywhere.  World wide.

Which means that the Obama library ‘picks up’ the internet address of all persons world wide accessing it. Quite a coup for connecting forever with persons supporting Obama’s policies.

There’s a time when excesses build to reach Nero and Caligula levels, and as presidential libraries go, the Obama Library on the South Side of Chicago seems to have hit that tipping point.

The Obama Library is on track to cost $1.5 billion, three times the $500 million it was projected to cost, and quite a bit of that will be borne by taxpayers.  Yet it won’t contain…any library materials.  It won’t even be hooked up to the National Archives system – on account of it being too cheap to want to pay the six-figure costs of that purpose.

All it will have is online document access, which can be reached from any computer anywhere.  There will be nothing special about coming to the Obama library to do any kind of presidential research.  What’s more, it’s a great way to cherry-pick which documents can be seen among the Obama papers and which cannot.  Is this library really about what libraries are about, which is to say scholarship of the historical record?  Not in Obama’s case.  He’d probably rather no one remember the details of his many failures in office, which those records could show.

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Firenze Sage writes:  Will Michelle get space for her rutabaga garden?

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wiretapping: Has dear olde Saint Obama done it before?

Obama's history of wire tapping

Obama’s history of wire tapping

Has  dear olde Saint Obama engaged in wiretapping other times — before Trump?

Former Ohio Democrat Congressman Dennis Kucinich defended President Donald Trump’s claims about being wiretapped by the Obama administration during the 2016 presidential election.

“It’s important because there are people who are saying about President Trump’s claim, ‘Oh, it could never happen.’ Well, frankly, it happened to me,” Kucinich told Fox News on Friday. Also on Friday, the former congressman penned an article on Fox News describing the incident — a phone call in his congressional office from a foreign leader had been tapped in 2011, and he listened to a recording of it in 2015.

“Members of Congress ought to be aware that my experience was that my phone wasn’t safe in a congressional office,” Kucinich, who served in the House of Representatives from 1997 to 2013, said. “Now, if they can do that to a member of Congress, they can certainly do it to a presidential candidate, and they can do it to private citizens as well.”

The former congressman learned that he had been wiretapped two years after leaving office, when he was approached by The Washington Times. “The newspaper’s investigative reporters called me, saying they had obtained a tape of a sensitive telephone conversation that they wanted me to verify,” Kucinich wrote. “When I met them at a Chinese restaurant in Washington, they played back audio of a call I had taken in my D.C. congressional office four years earlier.”Kucinich recalled that the call had been from Saif el-Islam Qaddafi, a high-ranking official in Libya’s government and a son of the country’s ruler, Moammar Qaddafi. “At the time I was leading efforts in the House to challenge the Obama administration’s war against Libya,” the former congressman recalled. “The Qaddafi government reached out to me because its appeals to the White House and the State Department to forestall the escalating aggression had gone unanswered.”

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Firenze Sage:  Well so much for the most transparent govt in history.

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That Russian ambassador & Pelosi chat?

pelosi liesThose Russian ambassadors meet everyone? Here’s Nancy Pelosi with the Russian ambassador.

pelosi and russian

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work from Obama’s new home: Valerie Jarrett

valarie jarrett

Personal life of Valarie Jarrett:   She married and divorced a doctor and has one daughter.  In 1983 Jarrett married William Robert Jarrett, son of Chicago Sun-Times reporter Vernon Jarrett. She attributes her switch from a private to a public career to their daughter Laura’s birth and her own desire to do something that would make their daughter proud.[32]

To one reporter’s emailed question about her divorce, she replied, “Married in 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988. Enough said.”[32] In a Vogue profile, she further explained, “We grew up together. We were friends since childhood. In a sense, he was the boy next door. I married without really appreciating how hard divorce would be.”[32] William Jarrett died in 1993 at age 40, and at the time of his death was director of obstetrics and gynecology at Jackson Park Hospital.[33]

http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/real-estate/news/g2535/obama-new-house-photos/

https://mic.com/articles/170195/who-s-valerie-jarrett-what-to-know-about-obama-s-top-confidant-and-reported-new-roommate#.218VZMFUI

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Obama and Trump – who is more authoritarian?

bathroom girl boy School bathroom decisions given back to states by Trump.  That’s not authoritarian.

Lost in most of the coverage of President Trump’s decision to rescind the Obama administration’s transgender mandates is a fundamental legal reality: The Trump administration just relinquished authority over gender-identity policy in the nation’s federally funded schools and colleges.

In other words, Trump was less authoritarian than Obama. And that’s not the only case.

  • Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, a man known not just for his intellect and integrity but also for his powerful legal argument against ­executive-branch overreach. Based on his previous legal writings, if Gorsuch had his way, the federal bureaucracy could well face the most dramatic check on its authority since the early days of the New Deal.
  •  Trump nominated H. R. McMaster to replace Michael Flynn as his national-security adviser. McMaster made his name on battlefields in the Gulf War and the Iraq War, but he made his name as a scholar by writing a book, “Dereliction of Duty,” that strongly condemned Vietnam-era generals for simply rolling over in the face of Johnson-administration blunders and excesses.
    In his view, military leaders owe their civilian commander in chief honest and courageous counsel — even when a president may not want to hear their words.
  •  When the Ninth Circuit blocked Trump’s immigration executive order (which was certainly an aggressive assertion of presidential power), he responded differently from the Obama administration when it faced similar judicial setbacks.

Rather than race to the Supreme Court in the attempt to expand presidential authority, it told the Ninth Circuit that it intends to rewrite the order to address the most serious judicial concerns and roll back its scope.

Authoritarianism is defined by how a president exercises power, not by the rightness of his goals.

The above is from the National Review.

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Monterey Bay Forum: So far,  Trump’s bark is much louder than his bite.   He certainly controls the news narrative of the day. What will come tomorrow?

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Obama to Cubans: send them home to prison

  cuba-mapNo more Cubans can easily enter USA says Obama:

As a final sop to his friends and fans in Communist Cuba, President Obama yesterday abruptly ended the two decade-old compassionate immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who made it to U.S. soil to remain in this country and become a legal resident.

Cubans remain desperate to escape their miserable, impoverished nation and get into the United States.

Since October 2012, more than 118,000 Cubans have shown up at border ports of entry, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The 118,000 figure includes more than 48,000 people who presented themselves at the border between October 2015 and November 2016.

Obama moved after reportedly reaching an agreement with Cuban officials Thursday.

Cuban officials praised Obama’s action, calling the new agreement “an important step in advancing relations” between the U.S. and Cuba that “aims to guarantee normal, safe and ordered migration.” Ordered migration is apparently a Cuban euphemism for no migration.

“For this to work, the Cubans had to agree to take people back,” said Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser who both lied about the loophole-ridden Iranian nuclear nonproliferation pact and worked with journalists to generate fake news stories about it to win support for it.

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Firenze Sage:  Ben Rhodes who famously lied about the Iran sellout is all over this too. The Cubans had to agree to take them back says Rhodes. Of course,  but back to what —  you swine?

Fleeing Cuba is a crime.   Whether the Cubans sent back to Cuba under Obama’s new fiat will be tortured, jailed, or executed is an open question but not one that Obama cares about.

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