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  •  he is not the first soldier in the last two years (9+ / 0-)

    joan.

    google terry achane.  and terry was MARRIED to the child's mother.

    there is so much more to the brown story.   as in, the solicitor general whose office was involved in consultations to issue the felony charge in south carolina was endorsed by the charleston tea party last election. as in, the woman who heads  one of the organizations involved in all this ( christian alliance for indian child welfare) is an unabashed tea partier.  as in, the attack on icwa and the tribes that all this represents.  and then there is the agency involved - "nightlight christian adoptions", they of snowflake embryo adoptions that george bush loved so much.    

    i do hope to read more on kos about this.

    •  Wow. I didn't know all of that. (2+ / 0-)
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      Tonedevil, worldlotus

      I only knew that it didn't look, smell or feel right.
      Thanks for the info.

      Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

      by JoanMar on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 01:46:10 PM PDT

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    •  Oh and you didn't even mention john Roberts (5+ / 0-)

      Association with Veronica's mother's attorney and the lies and deceptions!

      •  And the NYT investigation of Robert's own adoption (0+ / 0-)

        There is some talk that Roberts should have recused himself as an adoptive father, particularly since an initial NYT investigation showed that his own adoption of two Irish children through a South American country may have been done illegally.  The NYT called off the investigation to protect the children, but the Tea Party and ilk have broadcast it far and wide that Robert's illegal adoptions were used as blackmail fodder by Obama, allowing him to pressure Roberts into a yes vote on the ACA.  It's a bit far out there, but it looks like Roberts did engage in an illegal adoption (Irish children cannot be adopted by non-Irish residents) which would bias him against any sort of paternal rights case (but I guess you can't recuse yourself if it means admitting to your own illegal activities).  Thomas's adoption(s) appear to be above-board so there was no need in his case.

    •  It's almost a conspiracy (0+ / 0-)

      The more that becomes revealed about the Veronica Brown case, the more it appears that there are some duplicitous undercurrents.  Rumors abound, but I've seen it said that Judge Martin, the SC Family Court judge, is being investigated for his connection to Melanie Duncan Capobianco's father, who supposedly was the Speaker of the House in the SC Senate.  Judge Martin did not follow SCOTUS and SC law by allowing Veronica Brown to be adopted without the components of ICWA that SCOTUS ruled did apply and he did not give her a best interests hearing, which I believe was also required.  And Judge Toal, the SCSC who reversed her original vote which confirmed Martin's decision, is a known drunk driver with several hit-and-run instances under her belt, which could have made her vulnerable to political pressure to change her vote.  And why on earth were two Republican Governers, Nikki Haley and Mary Fallin, directly threatening Dusten Brown (or even involved at all in a custody dispute)? How is it that Dusten Brown got charged for felonious custodial interference, but the Capobiancos were able to get away with the same behavior for months longer and never be charged with anything?  How is it the Capobiancos falsified documents for ICWA and submitted erroneous information for the ICPA and have no consequences?  Or that they disobeyed two gag orders by the court, including many appearances on national television?  They've also marketed perfume, t-shirts and purportedly liquor with Veronica Brown's image on it...it is disgusting.  The whole thing reeks to high heaven, but I guess that's what money and political connections buy you today...your very own Cherokee baby.

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