Friday, April 1, 2016

SAVING FACE


I really don't believe that Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson is a Kiko. I do believe however that she is a poor attorney general. And a poor attorney general is a dangerous attorney general (as shall be demonstrated in excruciating detail in future posts.)


Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson is a poor attorney general because she put saving face above the law. 

Two days ago I predicted on this blog EXACTLY what Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson was going to do. I knew she was going to do this not because she was compromised by the Kikos, but because I knew that she did not have the fortitude to publicly oppose her assistant attorney general. And saving face became more important than the law. 

What Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson did in backing her employee over her own legal advice and the law she swore to uphold, and thus compromised the public welfare, is a metaphor for so much of what is wrong with us. Rather than engage, we choose to "save face." 

We have some pretty horrific statistics.
  • We have a rape rate that is triple the national average.
  • We have a suicide rate 1.2 times the national average.
  • We have a child abuse rate double the national average. 
  • We have a teen birth rate that is double the national rate.
  • We have a domestic violence rate that is an historic shame. 
  • We abort 10% of our children, 73% of whom are Chamorro.
Much if not most of this is due to a culture of "saving face" above all else. 
  • Saving face prevents us from outing uncles who impregnate nieces (which provides a steady stream of business for the abortion clinics). 
  • Saving face causes us to assuage the pandemic of suicide with candle light ceremonies instead of a hard look at the culture of silence and cover up that has led to ruined lives. (Of course there are a few who do.)
  • Saving face has left us a mountain of battered and dead women and children. 
  • Saving face has protected a not-so-underground network of systematic child sexual molestation - even though the perpetrators, some of whom prance about publicly with Roman collars, - are known to the families of those damaged children. 

And it is this last item that will make Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson regret what she has done.

There is a reason Attorney Jackie T. Terlaje intervened to keep this title issue from going to court. Because if it did go to court, it would have been clearly seen that the contested "instrument," the Declaration of Deed Restriction, really did give the property away and the Archbishop of Agana is no longer the title holder.  (An "absolute conveyance in fee simple" is what Attorney Bronze called it.)

And then once this was known, we would soon learn WHY it was given away. 

Apuron knows. David knows. Adrian knows. Pius knows. And Jackie knows. Even Rome knows. But Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson does not know. Her only care was to save face. 

You will soon learn WHY it was given away, but it probably won't change things. Many people already know. Many people have known for years. And many people said nothing. In fact, most people said nothing. No. In fact, nobody said anything. And the silence has kept us deaf to the screams.

How interesting that this comes on the day when we unveiled the museum - the latest monument to ourselves. Sorry, it is hard for me to celebrate when on the same day we have an attorney general who trashed the law in favor of saving face, and in doing so, helped to keep the cover on a rotting wound. 

But only a little longer.

A petition will soon be circulated. No, it will not be a petition to remove the attorney general...though once the petition achieves its end, it will have the same effect. 

I'll be back. Courage.


42 comments:

  1. hey Tim shut up now!!!! :'''(

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    1. Poor Rude-ee . So soaked in sin.

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    2. Pathetic Rude-ee keeps checking the blog to see if the kaka is about to hit the fan so he can make his escape. LOL

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    3. Yup, he has a slick phone. Handsome Rud-eee

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    4. If this really is Rudy, I can attest he was the worst priest ever in Mongmong. In fact during a Mass, after Communion, a little CCD student upset him so much he was wiping the Chalice like he was twisting the little boys neck. And the stare he gave the little boy was so mean and filled with anger. During Mass no less!!! This sorry excuse for a human ticked me off so much I started attending Chalan Pago masses, back when then had real priest. Not sure what province Rudy came from but I will pay them if they take him back!

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    5. Joseph, keep your money or give it to CCOG instead. Wherever this Rudely came from, they wouldn't want him either. He has been gone so long, nobody would know of him except through JW and pretty sure, they are fascinated by this poor excuse of a priest. By now they must know what he is about, so they will say, "no exchange, no return" in the strongest sense of the expression. Imagine stooping to the level of a five-year old at Mass! Shouldn't mercy and understanding trump childish reaction?

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  2. https://www.yahoo.com/news/cash-cardinals-luxury-pad-sparks-vatican-probe-142823147.html

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  3. I use to look up to this attorney general but after reading her letter, a complete 180, I completely lost my faith in her. There isn't anything left untouched on this island by evil.

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    1. Yes, I also admired her the way I admire very ethical Doris Flores Brooks. But I don't admire Liz Barrett Anderson any longer. An Attorney General who doesn't enforce the law betrays her constituents.

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  4. Let us not lose sight of the fact that Liz Barrett Anderson (I will never refer to her as Attorney General again) has only expressed her opinion, ignoring the law.

    Let us hope that Senator Tom Ada has the balls to continue his planned investigation/hearing into the goings-on of Dept of Land Management and sets a schedule for it soon.

    Oh, did I mention Liz Barrett Anderson has lost my vote, too? Senator Tom Ada, take note.

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  5. one curious phrase from the AG which was quoted in the press release from land management, which in turn was shared by pacific news center, was: "in the interest of judicial economy."

    that phrase implies that the question of how corrections are made to land titles has already been answered by the court. i'm curious as to when this was answered and what the answer was--citations would have been useful to back her up on this.

    another question about that phrase is that, isn't the court supposed to be the entity to decide what's "in the interest of judicial economy"?

    any lawyers care to chime in on this?

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    1. Stop being nothing but a bunch of cry babies

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  6. Don't tell me. Klitzkie is going to run for AG. Give me a break.

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    1. Sounds like that scares you. LOL.

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    2. Beats what we have right now!! Go Bob go!

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  7. Judicial economy is nothing new...it's the whole foundation for plea agreements and civil settlements. But in this case, the law is prescriptive and even if a settlement could be reached after documents were filed, it would at least be under the purview of a judge who would presumably ensure the settlement was fair and just.

    If Tim is right that local law regards a corporation sole as a trustee, then there is some question as to whether a petition filed in court would have given greater consideration to the question of whether the trustee was acting in the best interest of his beneficiaries. Instead, this backroom deal provided no venue for the beneficiaries to contest the trustees actions. One would presume this is precisely the kind of scenario the law was designed to protect against. Too bad.

    So based on the press release, it doesn't' t really take any real effort for DLM to skirt the law. This sets a precedent now for them to run amok making title corrections without proper oversight. Banks and others who rely on title certificates to conduct business beware.

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  8. Now that Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson has lost her veneer of respectability, my friends and I are speculating WHY did she
    take this course of action? We all ended up agreeing that the issues at Dept of Land Management are bigger, much much bigger, than the fiasco of the Yona property certificates of title and the powers-that-be that helped put Liz into her seat don't want those issues exposed. How about government lands being added to adjoining privately-owned lands, for example? No matter, what. Liz has sold her soul, in my opinion. I hope her trip to Kiko land is worth it.

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    1. I have this gut feeling you are right. Shady land dealings and theft of public and private land by unscrupulous individuals is nothing new. We shall see how far senator Tom Ada will go with this. I sense that he's under tremendous pressure to let this controversy fizzle out.

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  9. If anymore 'stuff' fizzles out? We're screwed.

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    1. Stop with the "colonized" mentality. It shows a dependence on "bigger" people to solve our problems. Be the "bigger people." Call Senator Ada's office and thank him for seeing the need for an information hearing and ask him when is it going to be. Then get ready to submit testimony.

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  10. This is the same AG who permitted the attorneys in her office to argue, in a lawsuit against the DOE, that a 5-year old victim of sexual assault was at fault and responsible for what happened to him because he did not ask permission to use the bathroom (where the assault occurred).

    Saving face (and GovGuam money) indeed.

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  11. Mary Lou Garcia-PeredaApril 1, 2016 at 11:38 AM

    I must admit that when Tim predicted that Liz would not stand by her original directive to Mike Borja I was hoping against hope that — for once!! — he would be wrong because I've known Liz for decades and have always thought very highly of her. This action has changed that forever; I have lost respect for her due to her inability to uphold the law. Who knows what other issues might force her to "save face" in the future?

    While I understand the practice of "saving face," I am not a huge fan of it. As a result, I have been criticized and accused of "thinking like a white person" when I have refused to go along with an attempt to "save face," especially when it means lying to do so.

    As Anonymous (April 1, 2016 at 7:03 AM) has pointed out "… it doesn't' t really take any real effort for DLM to skirt the law. This sets a precedent now for them to run amok making title corrections without proper oversight. Banks and others who rely on title certificates to conduct business beware."
    I would say that we ALL must now beware:
    • Could there have been other "corrections" made to certificates of title that were made "in house" without going through the proper legal process?
    • Could the certificates of title of our properties have been changed without our knowing?

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  12. Where is Adriana ? Just a question.

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    1. Adrian's silence worrying.

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    2. David's silence also worrying!

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    3. John C. Ada Toves TYPHOONApril 1, 2016 at 11:17 PM

      He's busy eating.

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    4. That's because he's trying to figure out what to do with his cold and bony fish hands. Palmolive?

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  13. It is really sad to see how many reputations are being tarnished and yet the one person who can end it all sits like the proverbial monkey...See no evil,hear no evil, speak no evil sits quietly on the hill while the Archdiocese which he abandoned is in total disarray. You are the cause for all this madness. You can end it all today by stepping down, so someone responsible can try to put back the pieces.

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  14. Time to hang up our coats? It was a good run.

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  15. Correction, Thomas, not sitting quietly on the hill. Uh, uh.

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  16. Anyone coming anywhere near this evil spawned by the head catechist Edwin Sammut is being hobbled, just ruined. Anyone sense the evil is coming from his arrival in the Pacific? Pius, get the hell out of here! Now.

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  17. Hallelujah! A new beginning. Capuchins conduct prayers for new museum and Govs state of the island. No Arch to be seen around. Ahhhh. The peace. Stay back there Archbishop. We'll send your stuffs. Bye.

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  18. PS do you still want the 30 sets of 3D glasses at your house? Maybe better we just return the TV and glasses to KIMCHEE. Just let us know.

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  19. Tim Tim Tim of the Jungle watch out for that Attorney General :) :)

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    1. LOL. Given that I've had nearly 800 views of SAVING FACE since I posted it just a few hours ago and over 5000 views over all so far just today, I think she needs to watch out for me. Don't you think? LOL. She is now at the end of the line and has nowhere to hide. And HERE WE COME.

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    2. What 5000 Laughs.....5000 and ha ha ha!!! now going after the Attorney General LOL

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    3. Going after Apuron. See Tony run

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    4. The Attorney General is a distraction. Run Tony run!

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    5. Tony! Watch out! Watch out! The clifffff!

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    6. You mean Tim

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  20. Poor pathetic little anon at 3.01
    Watch out what you are wishing for......

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