A few weeks ago, I wrote to you about Oscar Saxelby-Lee, a five-year old child who suffers leukemia. I titled it “A Feel-Good Story.” Now I want to give you an update on his condition.
Oscar was diagnosed with this killer disease in December. Since then, this child has had twenty blood transfusions accompanied by four weeks of chemotherapy. When it became clear that Oscar wasn’t improving, his parents went public and made an appeal for volunteers for a possible stem-cell match. Initially, 5,000 citizens from Worcester, England showed up for testing —people who stood in the cold rain for hours waiting their turn to find out whether they could become the match that might save Oscar’s life.
The number of British volunteers from Worcestershire grew to over 10,000.
A match has been found! In fact, three matches were discovered, which greatly increases Oscar’s chance of survival. Oscar’s other vitals are such now that physicians will proceed to a bone-marrow transplant operation. If you have been one of thousands who’ve been saying a prayer for Oscar … from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. I hope you will continue to ask for God’s mercy that the bone-marrow transplant will proceed successfully.
“Struggle is not an act; it is an attitude. If we believe that we must fight to get what we want, we will toil over everything we do. If we recognize, however, that the universe works more efficiently for us when we approach it with ease, life will serve us in miraculous ways.”
― Alan Cohen
Wishing my “virtual friends and family” a wonderful, joyous and blessed Spring. We look forward as we embrace the rebirth of all that Mother Earth will be offering us. We are so blessed.
Music is by David & Steve Gordon from the album named “Sacred Earth Drums”. The song is titled ‘Guardian Spirit’.
So Bernie Sanders’s little Misses with their son get caught with their long fingers in the cookie jar one more time? What is a little bank fraud? We had the daughter with her wood working school ripping of Burlington College. Time for a bit of a review of this Marxist family on a Saturday. The latest:
Reflecting on accusations of pay-to-play influence-peddling at The Clinton Foundation, Senator Bernie Sanders told CNN in March of 2016 that:
“It is obscene that Secretary Clinton keeps going to big-money people to fund her campaign…”
All of which makes the news, via AP, that the “nonprofit” think tank founded by Sanders’ wife and son is closing up shop after drawing criticism over the donations it’s been receiving all the more intriguing.
The institute was founded to promote liberal policies less than two years ago by Sanders’ family with the backing of pro-Sanders celebrities and advocates – though Sanders himself had no formal role. While it operates at a fraction of the scale of the Clinton Foundation, it has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars during its brief existence and has declined to disclose its donors.
Jane and her son, David Driscoll, founded the Sanders Institute in 2017 under the claim that it would research and promote liberal policies. Instead, people have accused them of using the institute as a way to sell their loyalty to the rich and powerful.
The decision was reportedly made in late February after Sanders launched his campaign.
“I think that was the most important thing to do — to not accept donations,” said Jane Sanders in an interview with the Associated Press.
“Nobody should think that they’re giving money to an organization and that gains them access or favor to anybody elseand anybody running for office.”
You think so? After being under investigation by the FBI?
How did Jane Sanders funnel more than 500k to her daughter’s for-profit woodworking business during her tenure as President of Burlington College and get away with it?
What hasn’t been discussed in all the noise about Burlington College’s closure is how Jane Sanders (supported by the same Board of Trustees who approved the land sale) openly funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Burlington College’s operating funds to VT Woodworking School — a for-profit business started by her daughter Carina Driscoll in 2007.
Despite scattered reporting on this story, Jane Sanders has never been asked to explain why Burlington College suddenly needed to start a woodworking program in 2009 – the very same year the VT Woodworking School expanded to its current site in Fairfax, VT taking on considerable expense of a new building and needing to find students to fill its cavernous 15,000 square-foot space. Nor has anyone asked if the College did what would normally be required in this process by creating a Request For Proposal (RFP) to solicit bids in order to guarantee that the process was fair and open to other entities competing for this business.
This appears not to be the case given that the College was also funding another program at the same time (as reported in the College’s tax returns) that directly benefited the children of Jonathan Leopold, a board member.
According to the College’s now defunct website, Carina Driscoll was listed as Director of the Woodworking Program at Burlington College on the Faculty and Staff Directory in 2016. It is unclear how the College was able to hire her on staff while she remained the owner of VT Woodworking — directly benefitting from the College’s funding of her for-profit business. Read more
UPDATE: Last I heard the DOJ will not bring charges. What a surprise. But Trump will sure get charged if they can find one pencil mark in the wrong place.
A key witness in the possible bank fraud case against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, was questioned by FBI agents just over a week ago, Fox News has learned.
The revelation—the first such confirmed development since January—likely indicates that the federal investigation into a soured $10-million real estate deal remains open.
Jane Sanders, the former president of the now-defunct Burlington College, was at the helm when the college decided to expand and obtain a tract of land from a Roman Catholic parish. She secured a $6.7 million loan from a bank and a $3.6 million loan from the parish from which she planned to purchase the property.
She resigned in 2011 amid accusations that she inflated the amount of money donors have pledged to the school and provided incorrect information to a bank to get the loan. Multiple individuals, who were listed as college donors, have since come forward denying the commitments.More at Fox News
“I’ll Play The Blues For You” by Daniel Castro is my selection for the Sunday Respite. I have had enough of winter snow scenes. Considering all we have been through this week, I think a bit of the blues sums it up.
Painter Rémi LaBarre creates the atmospherics with his works. You may prefer going to full screen to enjoy the video.