Category Archives: Politics

Political issues and news affecting foster or former fosters.

Getting God Off Your Chest, Finally

Search the web for former fosters handing out advice, and you will probably find 9 sites talking about God’s awesome plan for foster children to every 1 site that is simply telling you the truth about their life and what the future holds for 99% of us.

So, if you are a former foster, or about to “age-out” of foster care, according to most former foster advice sites, there are two paths ahead of you (and only two):

  • Prison
  • God

And in prison you will find God, so it’s God by capitulation and you should just go ahead and get it over with.
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How not to date.

So you survived foster care. Multiple homes. Crazy people. Even crazier kids created by ever crazier people.

Now, you’re an adult. And you’re finally, finally on your own. ┬áTime to date, have some fun.

I’m not about to claim super dater status. After all, I’m past 40 and married. But two decades ago, I did manage to have my share of dating fun. So, I’m going to offer some tips here. Take them. Leave them. Whatever. If it doesn’t apply to you, no problem.
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With help of D.E.A., foster children increase odds of going to prison.

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is now “funneling” information on suspected drug dealers and insiders to local authorities in secret. Not that you thought any differently, nor that any of us want to let the “dealers” off the hook. (Source)

The problem with this is hard to understate:

“The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to “recreate” the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant’s Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don’t know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of exculpatory evidence – information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.

So, in an effort to convict and incarcerate suspected drug dealer and such, the DEA is gathering intel, packaging it, handing it to local authorities and then in an effort to avoid judicial review of the actual collection of data, re-creating the collection trail in such a way as to hide the origin of its data.

What does this have to do with Foster Care? Let’s review our pretty picture of stats:
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