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Petition: Outlaw the use of private “escorts” to transport minors to residential treatment centers

In culture on March 23, 2014 at 20:23

Text from the petition page:

Before dawn when I was 14 years old, three large men burst into my room while I was sleeping. As my parents watched, they pulled me from my bed, forced me to get dressed, handcuffed me, and dragged me from my house.

I had committed no crime; these men were not law enforcement agents. Nor was this a kidnapping. My parents had hired these men at the suggestion of a private residential treatment center for the purpose of transporting me to the facility by surprise. These men were professional “escorts”, making a living legally abducting minors at their parents request, often transporting them across state lines, as happened to me. I was taken from my home in Florida by plane to Georgia, and then to Texas, on to Nevada, and finally by car to a facility in Utah, where I stayed temporarily before then being transported out of the United States altogether to a facility in another country. This traumatic and dangerous practice continues today, and untold thousands of children are transported in this way every year to facilities across the U.S. and in other countries.

The U.S. Congress has the power and a moral obligation to outlaw this practice. The Commerce Clause of the U. S. Constitution grants Congress the power to outlaw the use of “escorts” specifically and the interstate transportation of minors for psychiatric or behavioral treatment generally, and Congress ought to do so. This practice is dangerous. In many cases, children are tasered, pepper-sprayed, or “restrained” during transport, which can and often does result in broken bones or other serious injuries. Even in cases where children are not physically harmed, this kind of trauma often causes psychiatric issues such as PTSD– issues that can affect these kids for the rest of their lives and hamper the abilities to be healthy and contributing members of society. If parents need help getting noncompliant children into treatment facilities, this function ought to be carried out by trained law enforcement professionals who will be accountable for injuries or mistreatment, and the facility the children are taken to should be located in their own home state.

A society can be fairly judged by how well it protects its most vulnerable members. Our children are our most important and greatest national resource, and ought to be treated as such. Protect our children. Outlaw private “escorts” and the interstate transportation of minors NOW.

The original petition (

Petition for Anastasiya “Sofia” Petrova

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2014 at 17:22

Remember the girl who was lured abroad because her mother wanted to start a new family without a daughter created during an old relationship?

She is still stuck in Russia.

She is trying to get a VISA based on Humanitarian Parole.

I urge people to sign this petition. I don’t understand how parents can be allowed to stay while they see to that the papers of their children are not in order to the children end up in a country they have little knowledge about because they left when they were a toddler.

Here is a link to the petition:

Approve request for Humanitarian Parole for Anastasiya “Sofia” Petrova (Case #MSC1499990791).

Lack of service in Danish hotels?

In culture on March 3, 2014 at 23:20

I don’t know about this story. I am from Jutland and I know that the people from the northern part of Sealand regards them better educated than we from Jutland who for the most part are farmers. The central parliament over in Copenhagen consists mostly of people from this part of Denmark with none or little knowledge about how ordinary people live.

An elderly couple from Sealand went on a holiday to Rold Storkro not far from where I live. They had dinner where wine was served. Here in Jutland we often put ice cubes in strong wine from France or Spain. When we are talking about wine from outside Europe it is custom to have it in your living room for at least 24 hours before you serve it. Perhaps we are uneducated but that is how we like it.

The couple complained and the question is: Should they acknowledge the local customs or should they expect a certain level of international service? The manager of the hotel claimed that he had set the prices of his rooms so low that the customers can accept his terms regarding food and living standard or leave.

The local police kicked them out because jobs are few and there is no reason not to protect the local industry.

I don’t know whether it is good service to show the local customs when it comes to cuisine or just serve food and alcohol on international terms regardless of country or culture.

What is your opinion of this matter?

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