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Jorge Torres Puello: A Man with Balls

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Birds of a feather stick together? The bold 10 Americans, arrested in Haiti for child trafficking, legal case just went from crazy to bizarre! Now, their legal advisor ,Mr.Jorge Torres Puello ( aka Jorge Torres Orellana) who does not possess a law degree, is wanted in multiple countries for sex trafficking, child prostitution, and previously arrested several times for drug and sex trafficking. Puello’s wife was convicted in a case of child prostitution; afterwards, Mr. Puello left the country – wanted by Salvadorean police – before ending up in Haiti. And now he is the American’s legal advisor!? Wow – what a cast of characters!

What’s more laughable is that Puello is sporting the Jewish kippah on his head. Folks wear this symbol to make a huge statement and obligates the wearer to live up to a certain standard of behavior. האיש הוא מטורף Translated: the man is crazy?

What character will appear next? All this story needs are a few sex offenders as special liaisons, and maybe a major drug cartel connection. I want to believe that one or more of the Americans are innocent church going folks, just trying to do good, and got caught up. But this story just keeps getting better. The movie will be great!

An international arrest warrant was issued Saturday for the legal adviser on sex-trafficking charges.
Salvadoran police raided a home in May that turned up passports and an ID card in the names of both Jorge Torres Puello and his alias, Jorge Torres Orellana. Each of the documents bore photos of the same man. His wife was arrested in that raid and charged with sex trafficking, and her trial is pending.
In a phone interview with CNN on Sunday, Jorge Torres Puello acknowledged he is the same man wanted by Salvadoran authorities. He denied the charges against him.

For some very interesting, detailed and unknown info about Jorge Puello, not yet covered by major media, go to The Daily Bastardette.

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THE UGLY AMERICAN: Kumbaya My Azz

In Uncategorized on February 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

After going to Meridian, Idaho,the home of the 10 American (holy-ghost filled) child traffickers in Haiti, CNN discovered some important facts about the Baptist missionary group :

  • no experience running an orphanage,
  • not registered as a non-profit,
  • no financial ability to sustain the orphanage; and
  • not registered as an International adoption agency

Now that the Dominican government officials state they warned the Americans they would be arrested for trafficking, the groups Haitian interpreter stated the groups priority was to seek out children under the age of 10 – not orphans, and a Haitian police officer has been detained for possibly taking a bribe to assist the Americans, the 10 American Baptist have suddenly stopped talking to the press. Now they’ve started singing Kumbaya religious songs instead of revealing more lies.

So, as the facts unravel and the groups spokes person NOW refuses to answer anymore question – NOW the kumbaya songs begin.

Anderson Cooper is correct upon this interpretation of the group:

Every time I heard this story the term ‘ugly American’ pops into my head. If you’re not familiar with the meaning Dictionary.com defines “the Ugly American” as: Pejorative term for Americans traveling or living abroad who remain ignorant of local culture and judge everything by American standards.

I would bet those missionaries thought (and probably still think) that they were doing those kids and their families a huge favor rescuing them from a life in Haiti. But what they should have realized is that their efforts and money would have been more appreciated if they had worked to preserve the family unit and help it to succeed in Haiti.
To further bore you, I see a parallel here between those missionaries and religious groups here at home who seem to think they know what is best for all of us when it comes to gay marriage or a women’s right to choose, etc. Pushing an agenda in God’s name just isn’t the Christianity I know.
I’m up pretty high on my soap box tonight, hope I don’t hurt myself when I jump off!

Thanks All Things Anderson Cooper

Idaho Baptist Guilty as Hell of Child Trafficking

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2010 at 12:43 am

Is the Rev. Jean Sanbil of the Sharing Jesus Ministries in Haiti conspiring with American Baptist to sell children? Ten Baptist church members from Idaho state that its mission is a Haitian Orphan Rescue Mission. They had planned to rescue kidnap 100 children and start an orphanage out of country – so they say.  The Haitian government is screaming kidnapping while the 10 Americans say they are just doing Gods work. Hmmm? In addition, a Atlanta priest has joined the ever growing scandal as a point of contact on this underground trafficking scheme.

Fact: The Idaho christians have been caught in several lies reference the childrens’ status. This is not going to be a pretty picture for the christian community. I cannot wait to uncover more background of the Idaho Baptist.

Can the GLBT Community Adopt Haitian Orphans?

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2010 at 2:25 am


Joe Mirabella at the Bilerico Project addressed the question.  “As the humanitarian disaster continues to unfold in Haiti, one of the most vulnerable populations are the orphans. Before the earthquake, 15% of the country’s children were orphaned or abandoned. In Port-au-Prince there were 380,000 orphans alone. Post earthquake, that number could double.

The orphanages are severely damaged and under staffed following the disaster. A realistic fear remains likely that a second wave of casualties will ravage this vulnerable population if they are not evacuated from Haiti as soon as possible.

The formal process for adopting a Haitian child can take up to 18 months. Clearly, the formalities of the past do not adequately address the emergency these children face today.

The LGBT community responded to the crisis in Haiti with a profoundly open heart. The Rainbow World Fund continues to send resources as contributions come in to increase their initial give of $35,000. They’ve raised an additional $75,000 in less than a week.

As our community continues to evaluate ways we can help, I know some of you may wish to open your homes and hearts to one or more of Haiti’s orphans.

International adoptions for the LGBT community are complicated and require the advice of a specialized family attorney. Most countries prohibit the adoption of children by LGBT families. However, single parent adoptions are a loophole commonly used by prospective LGBT parents. Haiti offers such an option. Read the rest of this entry »

Non-Believers Giving Aid

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2010 at 1:02 am

Non-Believers Giving Aid: a religion-free way to help disaster victims

Aid Been GivenSpurred by the horrific suffering in Haiti, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDFRS) has set up a dedicated bank account and PayPal facility to collect donations to non-religious relief organizations. This new account is in the new name of Non-Believers Giving Aid, with all of the money donated being distributed to disaster relief.

Clearly the immediate need is for the suffering people of Haiti, and all the money raised by this current appeal will go to that cause, but the new account will remain available for future emergencies too. There are, of course, many ways for you to donate to relief organizations already, but doing it through Non-Believers Giving Aid offers some advantages:

1. 100% of your donation will be go to these charities: not even the PayPal fees will be deducted from your donation, since Richard will personally donate a sum to cover the cost of these (capped at $10,000). This means that more of your money will reach the people in need.

2. When donating via Non-Believers Giving Aid, you are helping to counter the scandalous myth that only the religious care about their fellow-humans.

It goes without saying that your donations will only be passed on to aid organizations that do not have religious affiliations. In the case of Haiti, the two organizations we have chosen are:

You may stipulate using the dropdown menu which of these two organizations you want your donation to go to; otherwise, it will be divided equally between them.

Preachers and televangelists, mullahs and imams, often seem almost to gloat over natural disasters – presenting them as payback for human transgressions, or for ‘making a pact with the devil’. Earthquakes and tsunamis are caused not by ‘sin’ but by tectonic plate movements, and tectonic plates, like everything else in the physical world, are supremely indifferent to human affairs and sadly indifferent to human suffering. Those of us who understand this reality are sometimes accused of being indifferent to that suffering ourselves. Of course the very opposite is the truth: we do not hide behind the notion that earthly suffering will be rewarded in a heavenly paradise, nor do we expect a heavenly reward for our generosity: the understanding that this is the only life any of us have makes the need to alleviate suffering even more urgent. The myth that it is only the religious who truly care is sustained largely by the fact that they tend to donate not as individuals, but through their churches. Non-believers, by contrast, give as individuals: we have no church through which to give collectively, no church to rack up statistics of competitive generosity. Non-Believers Giving Aid is not a church (that’s putting it mildly) but it does provide an easy conduit for the non-religious to help those in desperate need, whilst simultaneously giving the lie to the canard that you need God to be good.

Wyclef Jean Foundation: A thin line between for-profit and non-profit

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2010 at 12:50 am


Wyclef Jean has been constantly appealing to the public for everyone to donate what they can to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund through his foundation at the website yele.org. But allegations of Wyclef’s foundation mismanagement has brought about concern.

Some are calling it a smear campaign, but undoubtedly the breaking news of mismanagement by the Wyclef Jean Foundation Inc., a not-for-profit, requires its founders immediate attention.  Black radio across the nation has rallied the troops to text “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5 to his foundation in support of Haitian earthquake victims.  Black radio along with others quickly raised over two million in text message allotments alone.  One can speculate about the allegations; however, the fact that the foundation filed three years of tax returns all in one day isn’t the sign of a healthy non profit.

An Associated Press review of tax returns and independent audits provided by Jean’s foundation showed that it was closely intertwined with Jean’s businesses.

Three of the five foundation board members — Jean, Jerry Duplessis and Seth Kanegis — are involved in his personal music and business endeavors.

According to an IRS tax return from 2006 reviewed earlier by the Web site The Smoking Gun, the foundation paid $250,000 to buy airtime from Telemax S.A., a for-profit TV station in Haiti that is majority owned by Jean and Duplessis.
Part of that money went to pay for a concert in Haiti put on by Jean himself, Locke said.

Another $160,000 that year was spent on a concert in Monte Carlo that Jean participated in, of which $75,000 paid for backup singers and $25,000 went to Jean through a company he owns with Duplessis, Platinum Sound Recording Studios Inc., Locke said.

“I’m not saying he didn’t benefit from it,” said Locke, who says his own salary is $8,100 a month after taxes. “We were paying that to Platinum Sound because that covered the cost of him participating in the event.”

Locke argued that the foundation took in “several hundred thousand” dollars in exchange for Jean’s work through the proceeds of an auction.

The foundation also rents office space from Platinum Sound, paying about $2,600 a month in New York. Locke said the foundation also plans to partner with Jean’s Sak Pase Records to build a music studio to provide vocational training to Haitian children.

I certainly hope Wyclef speaks publicly about this dilemma to ensure the public that the Wyclef Foundation is not a scam.

I’ve worked and volunteered for a few non-profits and know first hand how monies can become easily misguided/rerouted to other stuff and how huge amounts of unrestricted discretionary funds get set aside and used for less funded programs and FAT salaries. I will wait and send my donation directly to a Haitian family through friends and family and or through Non-Believers Giving Aid. The effects of this disaster will remain in Haiti long after the media has gone and the next big story unfolds. Haitians will still need all those material things that jackazz Bush told the world not to collect. Bush said, “send your cash” only! Why did he speak? There went many donations out the window.

UPDATE: I just viewed Wyclef’s rebuttal reference allegations here However, he doesn’t do a good job at rectifying not one of the issues. Sorry, Wyclef, but I need some tangible documents, not a drafted speech. The highlight of the video was when he mentioned it is the public’s prerogative to select any organization to support the aid relief.