A Scout is Kind

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“Boy Scouts of America files for Bankruptcy”– Washington Post (02-18-2020)

I am heartbroken after hearing about the bankruptcy filing of the Boy Scouts of America. As an Eagle Scout, I know my life would not be the same without the lessons and experiences I had as a Scout. While I am hopeful that the storied tradition and mission of Scouting will be around for another 100 years, how this situation is handled will determine if that is possible.

HEALING the damage that has occurred and preventing future harm, should be the FIRST PRIORITY.

If that means this organization must come to an end, sadly… that is the way it must be. If they choose to operate in a way that protects or promotes criminal sexual abuse of any form, I would PROUDLY hand my Eagle Scout Badge BACK to the BSA before I would support them, and I believe EVERY Eagle Scout would do the SAME.

We must remember… the ABUSED are not the criminals here, the ABUSERS are. There should be NO TIME LIMIT against coming forward. Their stories help us PREVENT future abuse and we should welcome their stories. We must be focused on making sure it cannot happen again.

 

My Boy Scout Troop dealt with an experience of sexual abuse while I was an active Scout. During one of our monthly camping trips, our newly elected Scout Leader subjected a group of first year Scouts to an “underwear check”. I didn’t attend that camp out… I can’t remember why. I know at the time it was an important reason, but the events of that weekend seem to have overshadowed everything else around it.

As a youth organization, I believe the BSA must address two issues in order to prevent future abuse:

1.) Why did those boys not know that that situation was unacceptable and should have SPOKEN OUT about it immediately?

2.) Why did that boy believe it was possible for him to subject those Scouts to a situation like that without accountability?

 

Preventing sexual abuse requires SPEAKING about sexual abuse, which naturally means educating kids about what IS and IS NOT acceptable. At such a pivotal point in their development, the BSA should take a more active role in educating Scouts about these things, and clearly define expectations to actively promote a safe environment for all members… parents, volunteers, and Scouts.

Everyone must feel SAFE, and the BSA must create an atmosphere where Scouts feel comfortable SPEAKING OUT when they are not. The experiences of the Boy Scouts are not an isolated incident. Many organizations are beginning to open their eyes to abuse within their ranks, and we are learning that many lives have been affected. Many people live their entire lives without speaking of it… and some are affected by it everyday.

SILENCE will not fix the problem in the future, and it will not help victims heal.

If the goal truly is to protect CHILDREN, then we must give them the TOOLS necessary to someday do so for themselves… they need KNOWLEDGE.

What better group is there to provide that knowledge than the BSA?

 

JC

Conviction

I believe for every US soldier currently serving abroad, we should send TWO State Department Diplomats. No, make it THREE. President Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you,” and then he proceeded to ENGAGE with the world, through projects of prosperity and co-operation. Because he knew what WAR looked like.

Because he knew how war BEGINS… and he knew how to PREVENT it.

It’s foolish to believe that PEACE can be found at the point of a SWORD… when we know it’s so much easier to achieve when we simply extend our HAND.

 

What STOPS a WAR?

 

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Compassion. Connection. Understanding.

 

I join in Prime Minister Trudeau’s call for Accountability and Justice, and we must accept the fact that our FREE and FAIR elections have given RISE to this toxic fog of war.

 

So now, let the call go forth from OUR generation. One tempered by the horrors of WAR, both on the battlefield and in the classroom; disciplined by a hard and bitter TRUTH, longing for a Restoration of Justice; and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of seventy-five years of established order, that has given rise to PEACE and PROSPERITY, the likes of which the world has never known.

The safety and security of the world is assured when the safety and security of the United States is assured. When the United States STANDS divided, and our citizens are targeting each other… the safety and security of our ENEMIES becomes REALITY. When the United States is no longer an active participant on the World Stage and seeks an isolationist position, we become subject to the agendas of other nations, who prefer to be in the LEAD.

When we judge OTHERS based NOT on the content of their character, we invite that inevitable fate that has befallen EVERY oppressive leader, of EVERY nation throughout history… upon OURSELVES.

Judge NOT, lest ye be Judged.

Do unto OTHERS, as you would have them do unto YOU.

All Mankind is created EQUAL.

Endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights… THESE are OUR COMMANDMENTS. THESE are the values we hold SACRED. When they are withheld from ONE, it should be seen as an outrage to us ALL. And they only continue to exist, because BRAVE men and women have given of themselves to ensure it remains so…

 

To be SILENT is to be COMPLICIT.

 

We’ve learned these lessons. We must not learn them AGAIN! When ANY nation rattles the Saber of WAR, every American gives PAUSE, and thinks back to where this all began… 20 YEARS AGO. The price we’ve now PAID can only be measured in lives. Let us CHANGE that outcome, and remember WHY…

So it may NEVER happen again.

 

The oppression of the MINORITY by the MAJORITY was feared by the Framers of our Constitution. And because of that, they sought to ensure that the VOICE of dissent would always be seen as patriotic and necessary to the health of our democracy. If you are so CONFIDENT in your ideas, they should be able to STAND UP to rigorous debate. Even IF they prove to be in-error, either in part or in total, they may STILL prove to be important by informing the NEXT decision… helping us to avoid causing real harm.

 

Should my ideas prove to be in-error, I welcome the chance to be EDUCATED. Should my position prove to be unacceptable to THE PEOPLE, then they will know better than I what they want in a leader. I’m STANDING UP and offering my OPINION. Offering my assistance… because I believe in the INSTITUTIONS that countless souls have fought and died for… simply for the CHANCE to create them.

 

Democracy DIES in Darkness… the only cure for that is SUNLIGHT. NO VOICE is so small that it should not be heard, and no opinions so outlandish that they should not STAND as our guardrails. That’s why we VOTE in the SUNLIGHT. To avoid causing harm to OTHERS, that are by LAW… our EQUALS.

Wrapped in the protection of the 1st Amendment, I STAND to fight for those without a VOICE. To ensure it is for EVERYONE. Because if we do not… it will be for NO ONE.

 

Let it be known, when it is written upon mine… that I STOOD UP and was not SILENT.

May it be so for 200 MORE, LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTION!

 

End the Electoral College.

 

JC

 

Official Campaign Financial Disclosure (UPDATED 02/2020, YEAR END STATEMENT)

For the last two years, I’ve been working under the assumption that ALL of my FEC quarterly filings were being made publicly available. Even though the FEC Candidate’s Handbook states campaigns that have raised less than $5000 are not required to file, I fully intend to raise totals exceeding that amount.

As Treasurer of the political campaign Jack Charbonneau 2020: Political Revolution, I have followed the requirements laid out in the FEC Handbook and have retained a copy of all paperwork, as well as proof of delivery to Washington, DC, via UPS.

All filings have been ON TIME, even the filing that was DELAYED due to the Government Shutdown.

 

I became aware that my paperwork wasn’t available online because I made an ERROR last quarter. I sent the paperwork off to DC without making a copy first. I assumed I could pull a copy of the pdf from the FEC website and just file that, but the only thing they’ve posted is my campaign’s founding declaration.

 

Unfortunately, THIS is all I have for last quarter:

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In addition to filing it with the FEC, I will release a copy of my campaign’s 4th Quarter/Year End report on my website when it’s complete. That should be within the next couple of weeks. There’s no big changes, no surprises, but the quarter doesn’t officially end until January 1st. Campaign contributions could start rolling in any minute…

… and I am still hopeful!

 

 

FEC Paperwork for the Political Campaign

Jack Charbonneau 2020: Political Revolution

 

 

2018

 

2nd Quarter, filed July 2018:

 

 

3rd Quarter, filed October 2018:

 

 

4th Quarter/Year End, filed January 2019:

 

 

2019

 

1st Quarter, filed April 2019:

 

 

2nd Quarter, filed July 2019:

 

 

3rd Quarter, filed October 2019:

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4th Quarter/Year End, Filed January 2020:

 

 

 

If anyone has any questions or would like more information, feel free to reach out using the ‘Contact’ option at the top of this page. I am always happy to clarify.

 

JC

Abu Zubaydah and “How America Tortures”

 

“They had not been previously allowed to be released. He’s constantly hoped they would be.”

–Mark Denbeaux, Attorney for Abu Zubaydah

 

 

“These torture techniques were specifically approved for use on Abu Zubaydah… This wasn’t a one-off, they weren’t freelancing here. This was all authorized, in-specific and in-detail, by government lawyers.”

–Rachel Maddow, TRMS (12-5-2019)

 

 

“Our torture memos were written to torture ONE PERSON… Abu Zubaydah.”

–Mark Denbeaux

 

 

NYT Opinion: Don’t Look Away

The New York Times, December 5, 2019

 

… they did this in OUR NAME, to keep us “safe”.

 

 

"How America Tortures", by Mark P. Denbeaux

“When terrorists flew planes into three different targets in the United States on September 11, 2001, it quickly became clear that only massive intelligence failures could account for the fact that no government agencies had become aware of the plot in time to stop it. It ran contrary to American expectations of our intelligence agencies that neither the FBI, which had a warrant for the arrest of Osama bin Laden dating back to 1998, nor the CIA, which had a specific station dedicated to tracking the same man, had realized that his organization was planning the most devastating and spectacular attack on U.S. civilians in modern history.”

“How America Tortures”, by Mark P. Denbeaux, Seton Hall University School of law.

 

 

 

 

 

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“After officially approving the use of ALL these techniques against Abu Zubaydah specifically, the U.S. Government determined he was NOT a member of Al-Qaida.

He did NOT have any information on the 9/11 attacks.

He’s STILL being held in Guantanamo today.

He was NEVER CHARGED with a crime, and the government never intends to charge him with ANYTHING.”

 

–Rachel Maddow, TRMS (12/5/2019)

 

 

3000 people DIED

THOUSANDS of U.S. soldiers have DIED

TENS OF THOUSANDS of civilians have DIED

This poor S.O.B. was TORTURED for YEARS

 

… have we not yet extracted our pound of FLESH?

How many more YEARS should this man wait?

 

 

Every unjustifiable act we’ve deemed “necessary” in order to “fight terror” is now seen by our adversaries as “acceptable behavior” in the theater of war.

In FOUR YEARS, my eldest son will be able to serve in the United States Armed Forces. I want to ensure none of this can happen again.

 

We must CLOSE Guantanamo Bay. DAY ONE.

 

If I had been one of those who died that day… I would not want THIS done in MY name.

 

JC

 

The Case Against the President, Part 5: Rinse and Repeat

The Case Against the President, Part 5: Rinse and Repeat

In times of crisis, in times of peril. We look to our Leaders for guidance…
STAND UP for the Rule of Law.

End the Electoral College.
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BOTTOM LINE… same as it ever was.

“We All Know What the Problem IS…” Official Campaign Video

 

 

“The Framers were RIGHT… this IS an ‘experiment’. When our nation’s existence is viewed in-total, as a set of FACTS and DATA, conclusions can be reached. Recommendations can be made…
We must End the Electoral College.”
The problems we face as a nation CAN be solved, but only if we STAND united…
… as EQUALS.
#MenForERA #ERANow #CEDAW #NeverAgain
#EndTheElectoralCollege

 

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The last couple weeks have been quite busy trying to get this video published, as well as many other things. I found it best to focus on my work as the thread unravels, focusing on what CAN BE… viewing all of this as a lesson on WHY we need this change.

I look forward to returning to a somewhat regular schedule in the next couple of days after some well deserved SLEEP.

 

JC

The Case Against the President, Part 4: ‘The President’s Little Black Box’

Official transcript of the YouTube video.

 

Donald Trump began his initial attempt at building a Trump branded property in Moscow, NOT in 2015, but back in 2013. At the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas, he and members of his Organization met with the family of a Russian Oligarch. The SAME people that would eventually be tied up with another Trump Tower Meeting in June 2016.

A DECADES long dream would finally be realized- A Trump Tower in Moscow. It seemed that the proper paperwork was set to be greenlighted by the necessary Russian Officials… specifically, Vladimir Putin.

No one makes THAT amount of money in Russia without HIS SAY SO.

 

After the project details were agreed to in June 2013, the Trump Organization was well on its way. Mr. Trump was so excited at the prospect of a Luxury Hotel Property in Moscow, on June 18 he Tweeted: “… will (Putin) become my new best friend?”
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In October 2013, Mr. Trump went on “The Late Show with David Letterman”.

(See 14:40 mark in the video)

 

Three weeks later, on November 8, 2013, Mr. Trump would be in Russia for the Miss Universe Pageant. This would be the first time Trump’s Beauty Pageant would be held in Russia.

He stayed only one night, at the Ritz Carlton Moscow.

 

Three days later, on November 11, 2013, Trump Tweets to Aras Agalarov about the tower project in Moscow:

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Later that day, Aras’ son Emin Agalarov, who preformed for the crowd at the pageant, responded, showing his support for the project as well:

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Even though President Putin did not attend Trump’s pageant, he wanted to convey a message to Mr. Trump. Something private. Something personal.

In the days following the Pageant, Aras Agalarov instructed his daughter Sheila, to deliver a BLACK LACQUER RUSSIAN BOX to Mr. Trump in New York, at the Headquarters of the Miss Universe Pageant.

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A little black box… just big enough to hold an envelope. Delivered by the daughter of a Russian Oligarch, from the hands of Vladimir Putin HIMSELF, to Donald J. Trump…

IN NOVEMBER 2013.

I wonder where he came up with the idea that President Putin would want to be his new best friend.

 

Shared adversity and COMMON GOALS help strengthen relationships, and this newly found friendship of theirs would be put to the test just a few months later, when President Putin invaded Ukraine and OCCUPIED CRIMEA.

After the ousting of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich in late February 2014, Putin used the chaos and unrest that followed as COVER and moved to seize Crimea, a clear violation of the law in the eyes of the International Community.

 

On March 6, 2014, President Barack Obama announced the United States would be placing SANCTIONS on Russia, including travel bans and the freezing of assets in the US, Effectively ENDING the Trump Tower Moscow project.

 

On March 17, 2014, President Obama announced ANOTHER round of sanctions, targeting banks, businesses, arms dealers, and oligarchs. This, plus a THIRD round of sanctions on March 30, 2014, would eventually cost the Russian Government, and Putin himself, BILLIONS of dollars in lost income.

It’s around this SAME TIME that Vladimir Putin initiated the Active Measures Interference Campaign in the 2016 US Elections.

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One month later, on April 30, 2014, General Michael Flynn announced his resignation as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, effective August 7, 2014.

General Flynn claims he was forced out.

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Michael Flynn and Jill Stein attend the RT Gala with Vladimir Putin, December 15, 2015.

 

 

As President Putin said in Helsinki in 2018, “… we should be guided by FACTS.” Witnesses. Testimony. Was there communication between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin BEFORE the 2016 US Presidential Election?

According to President Putin and EVERY member of the Trump Transition Team, there was NO DIRECT COMMUNICATION between members of the campaign and the Russian Government.

It was just TWO INDEPENDENT ACTORS, working toward the SAME GOAL- defeating Hillary Clinton.

Trump was just at the RIGHT PLACE, at the RIGHT TIME, talking with the RIGHT PEOPLE. Working to further a COMMON NARRATIVE… coincidentally.

(See 8:14 mark in the video)

 

“… Putin sent me a beautiful present. With a beautiful note.”

 

It was SO OBVIOUS, every United States Intelligence Agency KNEW what was going on… and the LEADERSHIP in Congress of BOTH PARTIES was briefed at every step of the investigation.

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Any suggestion that someone from the Trump Campaign colluded with Russia is absurd… it’s not like any of them could speak their language!

(See 4:30 mark in the video)

 

… STAND UP for the Rule of Law.

 

-End.