"Auld Lang Syne" Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ?


Mothers Are Vanishing – humanity is at a critical threshold, teetering on the balance of survival or destruction. We - alone or together can and will be the answer. as we bring in the new year. Know that this may be the beginning—or the end.

May your heart be full of love – your conscious clear. Let ‘truth, self respect and dignity’ be your guide and "Auld Lang Syne"

Happy New Year!


Claudine Dombrowski (mother of Rikki Dombrowski)

A Battered Mother Survives


Below you will find the lyrics for this traditional favorite in the English Translation (minimalist). I included a few interesting facts concerning this wonderful old song. I hope knowing the words to "Auld Lang Syne" in advance of the festivities, will help you to enjoy your New Year celebration even more.

- "Auld Lang Syne" is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song." It's often sung to celebrate the start of the New Year, generally at the stroke of midnight.

- "Guy Lombardo is often credited with popularizing the use of the song at New Year’s celebrations in America, through his annual broadcasts on radio and television, beginning in 1929. The song became his trademark."

"Same Auld Lang Syne"

   As another year comes to a close, we are reminded of the many major events that have taken place in the world and in our lives; wars and fighting, new territories conquered, great heroes and heroines that we have lost, new friends we have made, babies that have born into our families- our children stolen by pedophiles and abusers, Friends and relatives that have passed on through this world and into their eternal destiny. (Betty Gail sales –Stumpf)

There have been good times and not so good times, but those are the building blocks that construct and build the multi-levels and form the layers of our lives. Memories created and forever etched in our minds, hearts thoughts and lives; this is the stuff that life is made up of, so we take the good and the bad and make the best of it, choosing to highlight the good and joyful times.

   The new year is rapidly approaching and as such, we plan our traditional New year's Eve parties. Bringing in the new year with good food, music, prayer, hugging and kissing; grateful and thankful to be in good company during this special time as we usher in a fresh new year full of possibilities and potential.

   Countdown to the new year begins at 10 seconds before midnight, then as the clock strikes 12:00, it's time to share your rendition of the classic traditional song, "Auld Lang Syne".

The only problem that can exist now is the possibility that you might not know or remember all the lyrics or words to the song, since it's not a tune that is sung on a regular basis throughout the year. The lyrics (words) to this traditional classic are as follows:

"Auld Lang Syne" English Translation (minimalist)

Should old acquaintance be forgot,

and never brought to mind ?

Should old acquaintance be forgot,

and old lang syne ?



For auld lang syne, my dear,

for auld lang syne,

we'll take a cup of kindness yet,

for auld lang syne.


And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !

and surely I’ll buy mine !

And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,

for auld lang syne.



We two have run about the slopes,

and picked the daisies fine ;

But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,

since auld lang syne.



We two have paddled in the stream,

from morning sun till dine† ;

But seas between us broad have roared

since auld lang syne.



And there’s a hand my trusty friend !

And give us a hand o’ thine !

And we’ll take a right good-will draught,

for auld lang syne.





Who Will Protest Against the DSM Harm? Integrity, Concern, and Action is needed for DSM Protest


Paula Caplan, Ph.D. on psych diagnosing


Who Will Protest Against the DSM Harm? Integrity, Concern, and Action is needed for DSM Protest Published on December 19, 2011 by Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D. in Science Isn't Golden

The good news: More people than ever before are learning that psychiatric
diagnosis is not grounded in good science and causes a vast array of harm
to people who have turned for alleviation of their suffering to those who
are called helping professionals.

The bad news: The forces keeping the psychiatric diagnosis juggernaut
rolling and misleading the public are more powerful than ever.
I have written about these concerns here before, as well as elsewhere
(They Say You're Crazy: How the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide
Who's Normal and Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis, as well as at
psychdiagnosis.net), so I will not repeat most of what I have already
said. Today I focus on the danger of assuming that organized protest
against the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is
well in hand and likely to be effective in stopping the harm. There is no
reason to believe that this is the case.

You may have heard about the petition started by several divisions of the
American Psychological Association, who express concern about possible
harm to children, adolescents, and the elderly and ask for an external
group (the DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association) to
evaluate the proposals for the next edition, called DSM-5. This petition
has garnered thousands of signatures and the support of additional
American Psychological Association divisions. Although it is wonderful
that these brave divisions have at last spoken out about the devastation
caused to untold numbers of people over the many decades of the DSM's
existence, it is stunning that they would specifically omit mention of
harm to adults who are not elderly.

When I wrote petition coordinator David Elkins to inquire about this, he
did not respond to the question. (Note added December 19: Please see in
Comments section after this article that Dr. Elkins has now responded
there to the question I had emailed him about this awhile back. I am
delighted to hear that his group is also concerned about adults who are
not elderly, and I hope they will take pains to make clear in the future
that they are concerned about everyone who has been hurt by psychiatric
diagnosis. This does not change the other concerns in this essay, and in
his comment here below, Dr. Elkins did not address those.) It is hard not
to wonder whether this is due to the association of Allen Frances with
this petition.

Former Psychiatric Manual Chief Demonizes Those Hurt By His System
Frances, the psychiatrist who headed the work on DSM-IV -- on which I
served as a member of two committees before resigning in horror at the way
they ignored, distorted, and even lied about the scientific basis for
their diagnoses -- recently wrote in an article called "The user's revolt
against DSM-5: Will it work?" in the November 10, 2011, Psychiatric Times
that he was worried that the "harmful anti-psychiatry movement" would
damage this petition campaign.

He pointed out that, although "DSM-5 is such a mess," nevertheless,
psychiatry "is essential and extremely helpful -- DSM-5 is nor more than
an unfortunate and temporary aberration." His intense need to defend and
protect psychiatry in general is clear.

I simply could not believe my eyes when I read Frances' opening statement
in that article. He wrote: "When it comes to DSM-5, experience has proven
conclusively that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will not
attend to the science, evaluate the risks, or listen to reason. A user's
revolt has become the last and only hope for derailing the worst of the
DSM-5 suggestions."

I thought of the many years during which he steadfastly ignored the
questions that were raised about the woeful state of "science" in his
edition of the DSM, his dismissive attitude when concerns were raised
directly with him about the patients whose lives had been ruined because
of psychiatric diagnosis, and his claim, when asked, "Is there at least
some evidence that more people have been helped than harmed," that "Well,
of course there's no way of knowing that." Hardly the response of someone
who understands that science is useful in answering exactly such

Frances' disdain for those adults (who include some proportion but by no
means the majority who are elderly members) who joined the anti-psychiatry
movement because they were so profoundly harmed by the traditional mental
health system is revealing... and terrifying.

Are the only good ex-patients those who stuff deep inside themselves the
ways the system hurt them? And I have to wonder, does he not grasp the
point that, even though he believes the anti-psychiatry movement is
harmful, he might want to refrain from publicly tarring a movement that
includes such sterling organizations as MindFreedom International, The
Icarus Project, PsychRights, the National Empowerment Center, and the
International Society for Ethics in Psychology and Psychiatry (which
includes some survivors as well as some professionals)?

This would matter less if the APA petition had a prayer of leading to
change. I fervently hope I am proven wrong, but here are two of the major
reasons for doubt:

(1) In the mid-1980s, beginning at the Association for Women in Psychology
conference, I coordinated the first petition campaign in which any DSM
categories were challenged.

This was in regard to then-forthcoming DSM-III-R, whose Task Force was
headed by Robert Spitzer, who is now, like Frances, suddenly speaking out
about the lack of science and the harm from psychiatric diagnosis.
Did they suddenly discover this once they were no longer in command of the
manual? Our 1980s campaign ultimately netted signatures and letters from
individuals and organizations representing more than six million people
(in contrast to the thousands so far signing the Elkins petition), but
that did not stop the DSM authors from steamrolling ahead. And it
certainly did not stop Allen Frances from including in his edition,
DSM-IV, categories that he knew had led to harm.

How do I know he knew? I told him in a telephone conversation, and I sent
him documentation of harm. If another major lobby group, the American
Psychological Association, which long ago raised serious concerns about
the DSM but now refuses to challenge it as a body (hence the courage of
those of its divisions that started this petition) and in fact profits
from offering Continuing Education courses about the DSM that lack
critical components, would get on board with any anti-DSM petition, that
would carry considerable weight. Up to now, they have refused to do so.
In a recent press release (December 2, 2011), they stated that any
psychiatric classification system "must be based on the best available
science and serve the public interest." The disingenuousness of that
statement is striking, given that unless they have spent many decades
under a rock, they know full well that the DSM is unscientific and causes

Furthermore, according to the press release, they share the belief of the
petition's authors that "the purpose of any diagnostic classification
system should be to improve treatment outcomes." Yes, it should be. But as
I have learned through reading the research, diagnosis of mental disorders
does not help (except to get insurance coverage, and I have a proposal for
how to deal with that), does often cause harm, and does not correlate with

We learn from the press release that the American Psychological
Association has "called upon the DSM-5 Task Force to adhere to an open,
transparent process based on the best available science and in the best
interest of the public." They might as well shut themselves in a closet
and whisper that request.

(2) So many powerful systems have a stake in maintaining the fundamentals
of psychiatric diagnosis that it strains credibility to think that the
DSM-5 heads would turn over the evaluation of their work to some outside

Historically, under Spitzer and Frances, the DSM chiefs boasted about
"consulting" with many hundreds of professionals (note: they included
hardly any, if any, people who had been patients in their system) in
constructing their manuals, but I know from my experience and the
experiences of others that they compile an impressive list of all these
consultants but freely reject any opinion that goes against their aims, no
matter how grounded in science and/or humane concerns those conflicting
opinions might be.

Concerned about all of the above, a number of organizations and
individuals recently formed the PLAN T Alliance (Psychiatric Labeling
Action Network for Truth) and decided that it is time to stop asking the
DSM heads please to listen to reason, to look at the science, and to
consider the ways diagnosis hurts people. Instead, the PLAN T Alliance
decided to take action. Two actions are for those professionals who use
the DSM to boycott it and for Congressional hearings about psychiatric
diagnosis to be held.

The federal government through Medicare, Medicaid, the military, and
Veterans Affairs relies heavily on the DSM, as do many hospitals, clinics,
and other practices, which is the reason for the focus of the boycott on
the DSM. This should not be taken to indicate that the International
Classification of Diseases (ICD), which also includes some psychiatric
categories, is based on science and does not cause harm. But the initial
target of the boycott is the DSM, because it garners huge profits for the
American Psychiatric Association, which is actually a powerful, wealthy
lobby group. It remains to be seen what is done with the profits from the
ICD, but perhaps its publisher, the World Health Organization, uses them
for compassionate purposes. Find a Therapist

The rationale for calling for Congressional hearings is that no entity
regulates psychiatric diagnosis, and because of its lack of scientific
basis and the harm it causes, we need a national airing of whatever anyone
would like to say about it.

Those who report feeling relieved to be given a label for their suffering
can testify, as can those who report that they were harmed. (The former
ought, however, to be given the option of hearing from us, "We will listen
to you and believe that you suffer and will try to help you without
requiring you to accept a psychiatric label."). And this would lead to a
national conversation about how to prevent the harm and still provide help
and support for those who suffer. (Many such ways are already known, of

The PLAN T Alliance petitions are:

Boycott the DSM
Call for Congressional Hearings About Psychiatric Diagnosis

Another kind of action, one in which anyone can take part in various ways,
is MindFreedom International's "5/5 Against DSM-5," a protest that will
take place in and around May 5, 2012, in Philadelphia, when the American
Psychiatric Association will vote on whether to accept the proposed
contents of DSM-5 and send it to press.

MFI will have space near the convention for people to assemble to make
speeches, do performances, and there will be events right in front of the
convention area itself. Information will increasingly appear on the MFI
website at http://mindfreedom.org/

My own view, first expressed in 1995 in They Say You're Crazy, has long
been that lawsuits would potentially be the most effective way to stop the
harm from psychiatric diagnosis. In a later essay, I may write further
about this.

In the meantime, it remains to be seen whether the APA divisions' petition
or the above-described kinds of action will be effective, but not to act
is to be complicit with the destruction of people's liberty, health, and
peace of mind through psychiatric diagnosis.
Copyright 2011 by Paula J. Caplan
All rights reserved


From Tragedy To Action: The National Release of "Jana’s Story". Jana Mackey Kansas University Student & NOW Lobbyist Who Was Brutally Murdered In An Act of Domestic Violence....


The video "Jana's Story" is now available. Please see the link below. http://www.JanasStory.org/

This powerful video is about the dramatic impact of domestic violence. Most importantly, however, this short film is about hope, inspiration, and encouragement for others to take action. Today, Jana's light shines brighter than ever. VIEW IT. SHARE IT. and LIVE IT by taking action and making a difference.




National Release of "Jana’s Story" Video Set For December 6th

On December 6, 2011, Jana's Campaign will release its long anticipated video "Jana’s Story".  This powerful video brings to light the dramatic impact of domestic violence.  The story of Jana’s life and death are illustrated in the hopes of encouraging others to take action.  See the video at www.JanasStory.org. VIEW IT. Witness the powerful story of Jana’s life.  SHARE IT.  Help us tell Jana’s story and spread the word.  LIVE IT.  Take action and make a difference.

The timing of this video release has been scheduled to coincide with The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.  This campaign begins on November 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10, International Human Rights Day. 

These dates symbolically link violence against women and human rights, and emphasize that such violence is a human rights violation.  Since 1991, this annual campaign has mobilized more than 3,700 organizations in 164 countries to raise awareness about the multiple forms of violence women face.  The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is hosted and sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University.

Jana’s Campaign would like to thank all those who have made this video production possible. 

Jana's Campaign

10,000 Angels - Justice For Mother and Child


Courtesy MamaLiberty 10,000 Angels


Mindy McCready sang about 10,000 angels in 1996 and now they sing for her.  Protective mothers who also know all too well about family courts, DCF and abusers what Mindy has been through with custody of her son.  This is a victory that will not go unnoticed with the large community of protective mothers.  We applaud Judge Harrod for what we can only assume is reason and logic that a mother should be with their child, we couldn’t agree more.

All Smiles



By LUCHINA FISHER (@luchina) and YUNJI DE NIES Dec. 6, 2011

Country singer Mindy McCready left an Arkansas courthouse a “happy girl” Monday without divulging details about a juvenile court judge’s ruling on what will happen to her and her five-year-old son Zander.

“I can’t talk about it, but I can tell you all I’m a happy girl. I’m a happy girl right now,” she said to reporters gathered outside the Izard County courtroom of Judge Lee Harrod.

“I love Judge Harrod, I’ll tell you that. I love that man. He’s a good man,” she said before being driven away from the courthouse.

Later Monday evening, McCready sent a text message to HLN’s Jane Valez Mitchell that the host read on air.

“WE WON!!! ZAN STAYS,” McCready wrote. “Court details sealed but we love Judge Lee W Harrod.”

Details on when the singer may be able to take Zander back home to Nashville, and whether McCready will get permanent custody of her son remain unclear.

“The next step would be for the judge to decide,” Amy Webb, director of communications for the Arkansas Department of Human Services, told ABC News.

Florida Department of Children and Families officials had been expected to request in the hearing that Zander be sent back to Cape Coral, Fla., where McCready’s mother, Gayle Inge, is his legal guardian.

“We will not discuss details of this case per the judge’s order. Of course we continue to work with all involved parties to ensure this child’s safety and well-being,” a Florida DCF spokeswoman told ABCNews.com.

McCready’s rep offered no information either. “All proceedings and documentation surrounding the hearing are sealed,” Kat Atwood said in a statement to ABCNews.com. “No further information is available at this time.”


activism, child abuse, Child Custody Issues, Children's Rights,domestic violence, Family Courts, Government Corruption
Tags: abused children, CPS, family court, Florida DCF, mat


Teri C. Stoddard Attacks, Accuses & Sides w/Child Molesters


Please click the link below and support this news media for naming names, truth telling and calling out the queen of pro pedo pro abusers.


A woman who sides with pedophiles and child molesters is threatening readers, sources and news staff of The Ellis County Observer and Freedom of the Press Group LLC.  This is once again another opportunity to show the tactics and strategies of sick mongrelized filth. Teri C. Stoddard has been e-mailing one of our sources in California, Anthony Lingle, about associating with this Web site (and our two California sister Web sites.) Our other California sources, Connie Bedwell (SaveAaliyah.com) and Presley Crowe(SaveOurSkye.org) can vouch for this woman’s sordid history. Stoddard’s first sentence to Anthony Lingle in an e-mail sent Nov. 27 was:

Teri C. Stoddard and her “experimenting” son. Sick

Stoddard responds:
“The news story I commented on where someone misunderstood what I meant was YEARS ago. And now you’ve twisted it to say I was talking about my own son.”

“I will say that I think you’re wrong about Shane [Crowe]. How can you believe a woman whose own attorney says she’s lying????? There are many liars, men and women, in our movement. The trick is figuring out who is who. If I am right, your reputation is being hurt by you associating with the anti-male, anti-truth “protective mother” types. They’ve had a bad reputation for years. I am not writing any of this to “hassle” you. I am trying to help you.”

Those who have followed the case against Shane Crowe and his daughter Presley’s two interviews and other documented information would find Studdard’s comments highly offensive. Background on Presley Crowe and her sister Skye’s story: http://theamadorarrow.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/shane-crowe-demands-stories-photos-be-removed/

Anthony Lingle’s E-mail Exchange with Teri C. Studdard:

Teri C. Stoddard

  • Anthony, come on. I never said anything bad about you. Why are you going there?

Teri C. Stoddard

Is that movie really based on your story?

  • Anthony Lingle

    10 hours ago

    Anthony Lingle


  • Teri C. Stoddard

    10 hours ago

    Teri C. Stoddard

    • Did he talk to you before he filmed it?

  • Anthony Lingle

    10 hours ago

    Anthony Lingle


  • Teri C. Stoddard

    8 hours ago

    Teri C. Stoddard

    • That movie is about william fain. that blog/article says it’s about you.

  • Anthony Lingle

    8 hours ago

    Anthony Lingle

    • i told you that i sent him info about my case and the movie is about a case just like mine and the blog says Lingle’s story is also the subject of a true-story documentary titled, “Father’s Rights.” Watch it here:

  • Anthony Lingle

    8 hours ago

    Anthony Lingle

    • you r missing the point here
      i am not going to sit here and pick apart this with you this is what i said for you look at not the point of the movie but yes i sent him info about parts of my case and how it went down not trying to make a movie for me or get paid just info about rights in the court room about fathers but if you look it is atrue story of him and his fight for his daughter and the laws he had change so stop trying to make something out of nothing it the point of right and the system to give people a clue how it happen to fathers…………………..

  • Teri C. Stoddard

    35 minutes agoSent from Mobile

    Teri C. Stoddard

    • Who are you arguing with? All I said was the blog was inaccurate. If I were you I’d ask the blog owner too fix the wording, to keep your reputation clean, that’s all. Since it’s a blog not a news article people might think you’re in on the lie.

  • Anthony Lingle

    30 minutes ago

    Anthony Lingle

    • ok

    • what blog r u talking about please sent it me