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25 Comments on Comments/Disclaimers

  1. I’m so glad to join this fight.I want to be accountable and supportive of something I strongly believe in the Pelletier family deserves our fight and dedication.United We Stand!


  3. Mary C Jary // 29 March, 2014 at 5:43 pm //

    This is outrageous state beauracy over stepping parents of Justina keep her in their custody. Mass. justices should overruled the judges order that allows Boston Children’s Hospital to confine Justina.
    I have had experience with young medical doctor who had his wife, a phychiatrist evaluate a relative without notifying her primary physician or family members. If I had not been there early that morning, the doctor would have placed her in a mental ward. We immediately called her doctor, and paid the bill and took her home. She was admitted only for physical therapy but they take away all of her medication and were about to place her in a mental ward! This occurred 10 years prior to her death at age 93 of natural causes.
    It has made me and my family think of doctors in a very different light……….that in a hospital, a patient must have a advocate, and even though there are some very good doctors, there are those who only wish to fill bed in hospital and line their pockets.
    Please, help the family and attorney get to visit Justina, and remove her from the Boston Childrens Hospital.
    This is the United States of America, not some country where people can be imprisoned in a hospital and disappear.

  4. Darlene Pitts // 29 March, 2014 at 5:45 pm //

    let Justina’s parents see her and make her medical decisions. The state has no right to take her away from her parents. It looks like she will die soon, if the Governor don’t step in and tell the hospital to listen to the parents.

  5. Larry Anderton // 29 March, 2014 at 5:47 pm //

    I want to join this cause, however, when I try to connect to www; It appears that I cannot connect. I get directed to a site named, which will not connect either. Is it possible that the site has been blocked? My ISP is Comcast. I have no idea whether they can block access to the site either.

  6. Nancy Trace // 29 March, 2014 at 5:54 pm //

    This is an outrage!! I can’t imagine any parent having to fight the system like they are for their child. Why hasn’t the Massachusetts politician’s helped this family. From what this article reported, it sounds like BCH, being a research hospital are using these children as their guinea pigs I hope when they do get Justina home, they sue BCH for millions.

  7. PAT SALVADOR // 29 March, 2014 at 6:01 pm //


  8. Normand Gregoire // 29 March, 2014 at 6:12 pm //

    Where is Governor Patrick when one of his department acts illegaly like this? Where is Governor Patrick when one of Massachusetts Judge acts like the all mighty be removing a child from their own parents? As a Massachusetts resident, I deplore my State Government acting in such a way that I feel is Unconstitunial – Is this how Americans are suppose to act?
    Governor Patrick – GET INVOLVE!!!

  9. JOSEPH IANNE // 29 March, 2014 at 6:35 pm //


  10. Larry: It may have just been overwhelmed last night after the Lou Pelletier and his attorney Mat Staver appeared on Huckabee. Just keep trying.

  11. Ken Stevens // 30 March, 2014 at 8:49 pm //

    This case is an immoral corruption on humanity!! Those involved should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Where are the leaders of the state of Massachusetts? Where is the common humanity of the state’s leaders?? Are they gutless and without any common decency? I will continue to follow this travesty and will try to find out who these individuals are and will not rest until they are known to the public and they are brought to answer for their crime.

  12. The California judiciary is a wealthy and complaint perpetrator of crimes against humanity involving child trafficking the purpose of which is at will SKIRTS abductions and gladiatorial street theater to resource pedophilia/BDSM networked stateside, nationally and abroad, the monsters who prep these horrific crimes among the most prolific serial predators of our day, committing such crimes in full view of the public and with fraternal impunity for their part in maintaining this enterprise in perpetuity.

    Pelletier was on her way to BES before people realized what this was actually about. She’s a medical anomaly that had they got away with this her having been successfully trafficked would have set a precedence for corporate at will rendition of people targeted for science research. is our ally.

  13. Judicial prevarication. How do you get them to follow the law? People have to be Civic minded and read up on all three parts of government as a matter of daily interest. Judiciary knows people aren’t paying attention, so there’s no community oversight in such corruption.

  14. I am current involved in a custody dispute in the same Orange County Court as the Lexi Dillon case. My abuser got joint legal and physical custody. That decision puzzled me since there is an active domestic violence restraining order against him–protecting me and the
    kids. I have had sole legal/physical for the past 6 years. Also, he has been
    ordered numerous times to anger management, batterer intervention program,
    parenting classes, etc. In addition, he has missed out on the majority of the
    children’s lives (95%). The courts rationale is that “we can’t move forward if
    we keep living in the past”. The entire relationship was plagued by years of
    domestic violence by the abuser. Not to mention a substantiated case of child
    abuse against him by CPS. I don’t understand how this decision can happen. I
    have never been sent to an anger management, batterer or parenting class. Nor is
    there a restraining order against me. In addition, I have never had an abuse
    case against me by CPS. The system is failing the minors if it’s giving abusers
    custody rights with no real rationale. The minors counsel is the same as the one
    mentioned in your vlog –Harold LaFlamme.

  15. Susan,

    Perhaps you have not been personally affected by Carl Dimaio, whom you seem to idolize. He is part of what is wrong in San Diego, especially in my City Counsel District. His sexual touching of that one man is more than likely truth, but the woman who holds the DA office is guilty of taking monies from out of country for her campaign and, naturally, would NOT bring charges against Carl Dimaio, but would against Filner who happens to like women. I, personally, suspect Bonnie is protecting Carl to get him and his boyfriend out of San Diego before his boyfriend destroys another city treasure as he and his buddies and pals did the Koi Pond in Balboa Park. It is one of those things that if you don`t live here you probably know nothing about.

    Politics in San Diego is crooked business and Bonnie Dumanis is just one of the gang along with the lot who have been in control of this place for a long time, in fact since the days when Wyatt owned 2 gambling establishments here.

    Better check the overdevelopment of Mira Mesa and its ties to Carl and his ownership of houses in 5 different Counsel districts so he could claim he lives in those districts to be sure to be able to get a seat on the City Counsel.

  16. Eileen:

    For the record, I don’t idolize any politicians.


  17. Snowy Peak // 1 May, 2015 at 8:20 am //

    This comment is about your article about Baltimore gangs coming together for the benefit of their neighborhoods. While your challenge to them to reject violence and act as father figures for poor inner city youth seems noble, that violence can never stop when they earn large sums of money through selling narcotics, selling property they stole, prostitution, loan sharking, and the protection racket. Extreme violence is required for those endeavors.

    “Nice” thought, but completely impossible!

  18. Timothy Ramos // 30 August, 2015 at 2:51 pm //

    The CHOICE PROGRAM gives the Veteran no choice. One time they couldn’t even get me an appointment and after 30 days of calling them every other day they just cancelled my consult, without telling anyone. This happened a day after I talked to a supervisor who told me she was going to assign my consult to one person because they have had it for 30 days with nothing done. I still have all the logs for every time I called, and who I spoke with each time. This is only one example of many I have documented, with no explanation.

    How to fix the problem.
    Get rid of CHOICE, CHOICE CHAMPION and TRI-WEST all together, and go back to just having FEE-BASIS. Why have four departments to do what one can. FEE-BASIS use to send us an authorization letter, stating what we needed done, and for use to schedule that appointment with the provider of our choice and time. (THAT WAS A REAL CHOICE). Talk about a waste of money. Stop misleading the public to believe that choice means the Veterans can go anywhere, anytime they want when the VA is unavailable, and tell them the truth. That it goes to a consult, then to FEE-BASIS then to either TRI-WEST, CHOICE, or CHOICE CHAMPION, who then calls us and doesn’t listen to what we tell them, and they make the choice as to what provider the Veteran goes to and when, if the paper work doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. Not much of a choice for the Veteran, especially since the doctors they schedule with have to be in-network, and there are different networks depending on who they go through. That is the truth of it.

    I have documentation on how many times they have really messed up. Even after giving them instructions on where the service is available and when.

  19. Timothy Ramos // 30 August, 2015 at 3:31 pm //

    This letter is in regards to the mistreatment I have endured by the VA as a form of retaliation due to complaints filled by me, which went to Washington, DC.

    I have had to fight and complain to Allison Hickey in Washington DC just to get my wheelchairs in Prosthetic, but now I’m going through the same issues in Physical Therapy. It is a money thing. That’s what some of the VA doctors and staff tell me. Not that your pain is controlled with this item and it allows you to live a semi decent life, so we will do what it takes to obtain it for you, so you can live a semi decent life. This is even after obtaining several letters from different VA treating doctors about the item I need, and having an outside non-profit provide 20 unbelievable treatments with this item reducing pain so much that it almost completely eliminated the spasticity and lowered my pain level substantially. I even had letters sent to them by a doctor at the VA Center for Excellence and had letters of MEDICAL NECESSITY sent to them by my VA Neurologist and my Primary Care Provider, stating I’m a special case, do to being treated with 240mg’s of Oxycodone, 3 times a day, and having a Neuro Stimulator in my back, which I had to get a letter for DEA Waiver to take that high amount of medications (a condition that my mom and brother have). The doctors stated that do to these conditions and the injuries I sustained while serving along with approximately 8 disk herniations and multiple impingements combined with the fact that I have Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain and Fatigue this item is needed. They still refuse, even having the new head of the Department, David Blount calling me at home to tell me they won’t order it for me, and When I stated well I’m taking it up in complaint, his response was, “sorry to hear that, but we won’t get it for you.” I have had the Social Worker working on it and she thought maybe the letters of necessity and explanation would do it. Unfortunately not here, the mighty dollar rules, unless they are sending you to War, then it’s how much can we spend. But when you come back to a horribly changed life because you went, they state, “SORRY BUT NO WE CAN’T HELP YOU.” The VA then questions why the suicide rate is so high? Just talk to the Veterans that take the pain and insults daily. The will give you the straight answers. Not saying that all VA workers are bad, but if you’re looking to change the VA. You have to get rid of more than one bad apple. You want a list of people they need to look into?Just ask the highest rated Service Connected Veterans at each hospital. They are usually the ones who deal with the majority of the departments, due to their injury and illnesses. It’s not rocket science.

    #CombatVetsLivesMatter … … … … … … … … … … …

  21. I sent the following comments to Sen. Blumenthal (CT) and he refused them…he does not care for the views of Americans who can’t vote for him because they live in other states…

    IN RE: Sen. Blumenthal…

    As an Army Personnel Officer, Adjutant General’s Corps I was in charge of Administration in several Army Reserve units. The public should be aware that many Army records became completely disorganized in the 1970s after the draft system collapsed and then suddenly the eager, talented, young men we had working in personnel were not coming forward to do personnel records because there was no draft forcing them to seek out the reserves and to volunteer to do personnel records. While I do not favor Mr. Blumenthal’s politics I cannot help but commiserate with soldiers whose records do not match their experiences. Having said all that, I do not specifically endorse Mr. Blumenthal’s claims but I would give him a patient hearing before condemning him entirely.

    However, Mr. Bluemnthal is to be criticized for NOT having done anything as a Senator to have the talent and resources provided to go back into the old records and straighten them out…

    Sen. Blumenthal, sir, do something useful for a change…

    (Hon.) Timothy N. Hunter, Lt. Col. (ret.)
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33416-2368

  22. Lee O. Welter, MD // 12 December, 2017 at 1:37 pm //

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  23. Hi:

    I’m not sure why you received that message when you entered an email address and click on subscribe. I just did it and this is the message I received: “Success! An email was just sent to confirm your subscription. Please find the email now and click activate to start subscribing”

    Perhaps you could try again 🙂 Please let me know what happens.

    Thank you,

  24. Lee O. Welter, MD // 13 December, 2017 at 7:52 am //

    I’ll try using a temporary email address.

  25. I think it’s your email address with the .org at the end that’s causing the issue 🙂 A temporary email should work.


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