Tuesday, March 31, 2015



















George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was an American agricultural chemist, agronomist and botanist who developed various products from peanuts, sweet potatoes and soy-beans that radically changed the agricultural economy of the United States. A son of a slave woman, George won several awards for his brilliant contributions, such as the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. He spent most of his career teaching and conducting research at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now Tuskegee University) in Tuskegee, Alabama.
African-American educator and agricultural researcher George Washington Carver (c. 1864-1943) grew up in Missouri with the white family that originally kept his mother as a slave. After earning his master's degree in agriculture from Iowa State College in 1896, he headed the agricultural department at Booker T. Washington's all-black Tuskegee Institute for nearly 20 years. Carver's research and innovative educational programs were aimed at inducing farmers to replace expensive commodities, and he developed a variety of uses for crops such as cow peas, sweet potatoes and peanuts. Carver had abandoned both teaching and agricultural plot work by the late 1920s, though he continued to advise farmers and students.  
Carver was one of the best-known African-Americans of his era. Growing mainly from his research on peanuts, his rise to fame created myths and obscured much of the true nature of his work. His humble origins were part of his appeal to publicists who made him a national folk hero. He was born in the Missouri town of Diamond. His mother and older brother were the only slaves of Moses and Susan Carver, successful, small-scale farmers. His mother disappeared, presumed kidnapped by slave raiders, while George was an infant. He became both free and orphaned at about the same time.
The childless Carvers raised him and his brother as their own children. Being a sickly child, George was not required to do hard labor but helped around the house. Very early his intellect and knowledge of nature awed those around him, but he was not allowed to attend the neighborhood school because of his color. Thus at a young age he began a series of moves through the Midwest, seeking more education. He supported himself cooking, doing laundry, and homesteading before finally enrolling at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, in 1890.
At Simpson Carver majored in art, but a teacher convinced him to transfer to Iowa State College to study agriculture. By the time he completed a master's degree in agriculture in 1896, Carver had impressed the faculty as an extremely talented student in horticulture and mycology as well as a gifted teacher of freshman biology. Had he been white, he probably would have stayed at Iowa and concentrated on research in one of those fields. Instead he accepted an offer from Booker T. Washington to head the agricultural department at the all-black-staffed Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.
For nearly twenty years (1896-1915) Carver labored in the shadow of Washington. He taught classes and operated the only all-black agricultural experiment station, but he proved inept at administration, provoking frequent clashes with the principal. He was engaged, however, in some of his most significant work–seeking solutions to the burden of debt and poverty that enmeshed landless black farmers.
Carver's research and innovative educational extension programs were aimed at inducing farmers to utilize available resources to replace expensive commodities. He published bulletins and gave demonstrations on such topics as using native clays for paints, increasing soil fertility without commercial fertilizers, and growing alternative crops along with the ubiquitous cotton. To enhance the attractiveness of such crops as cow peas, sweet potatoes, and peanuts, Carver developed a variety of uses for each. Peanuts especially appealed to him as an inexpensive source of protein that did not deplete the soil as much as cotton did.
Carver's work with peanuts drew the attention of a national growers' association, which invited him to testify at congressional tariff hearings in 1921. That testimony as well as several honors brought national publicity to the "Peanut Man." A wide variety of groups adopted the professor as a symbol of their causes, including religious groups, New South boosters, segregationists, and those working to improve race relations. Some white publicists exploited Carver's humble demeanor and apolitical posture to provide a "safe" symbol of black advancement; many, however, seem to have been genuinely captivated by his compelling personality. Carver's fame increased and led to numerous speaking engagements, taking him away from campus frequently.
By the late 1920s Carver had abandoned both teaching and agricultural plot work. He continued to advise peanut producers and others, always refusing to accept compensation. Much of his time was devoted to lecture tours of white college campuses, sponsored by the Commission on Interracial Cooperation and the ymca. With his warm personality he cultivated close personal relationships with dozens of young whites, opening their eyes to racial injustice, and continued to serve as a mentor and father figure to black students.
Carver never made a significant contribution to scientific theory, and he developed no commercially feasible new products. His ideas of sustainable agriculture based on renewable resources were out of step with his times, but perhaps not with the future. His early work enriched the lives of countless sharecroppers, and later in life he was a potent source of inspiration as a symbol of African-American achievement.
Gary R. Kremer, George Washington Carver in His Own Words (1987); Linda O. McMurry, George Washington Carver: Scientist and Symbol (1981).
The Reader's Companion to American History. Eric Foner and John A. Garraty, Editors. Copyright © 1991 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. 


I enjoy Antiques Roadshow on PBS, but it is tiresome to hear the responses of people who learn that their possessions have a high monetary value. Most of the time they say, "Wow! Oh My God ! You're kidding!" Many of the objects that are studied are beautiful and have an interesting history. That's why I watch the show. But it is sad that people value everything in dollars.The precious things Dawn McSweeney stole from me cannot be replaced by any amount of money. Dawn McSweeney's little gang stole everything my father designated to each of his children and grandchilden, equally, by name, in his will. If all Dawn McSweeney  had stolen from me and from my family was money, I would have let these crimes go long ago. But I am not about money.

Dawn McSweeney stole personal things given to me over a lifetime by people I loved. She stole my husband's Deputy Sheriff's badge, our wedding portrait, Cliff's trademark grey Stetson fedora, all our best jewellery, my oil paintings, I would never sell those things for money. I went hungry and homeless and I did not sell them. But Dawn McSweeney stole them and I have been fighting for their return night and day ever since. 

Dawn McSweeney lied and manipulated my aged parents and tore our family apart. Both my parents went to their deaths without knowing the truth.

I will continue to demand the return of everything Dawn McSweeney stole, with the help of those she boastfully calls her "partners in crime" on her own blog, until I die. I am fighting for justice day and night and I am fighting cancer. If my precious belongings are not returned before I die, I ask my friends and strangers who love justice to pick up this cause and give me justice - even in death. 

I am offering a $5,000. reward. Details of the crimes of Dawn McSweeney and the complicity of the Montreal Police are open to the world at -http://dawnmcsweeney.blogspot.com. 

More than 187,000 people around the world have read these reports, but there is still no justice for victims of the Montreal Police.

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Los Angeles, CA - The Simon Wiesenthal Center honored the Muslim shop assistant who hid Jewish shoppers at the kosher market in...
  • "Lassana Bathily, a Malian-born Muslim shop assistant, was honored with the Medal of Valor at the center's annual National Tribute Dinner at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. He is one of two living recipients of the Medal of Valor. The other living recipient, Kevin Vickers, is Canada's ambassador to Ireland. As sergeant at arms of Canada's House of Commons, he shot and killed a gunman who killed a guard at the Canadian National War Memorial."


"Nobody wanted to be the first to publish that story."
Watch: Democracy Now! talks to Seymour Hersh about "The Scene of the Crime: A Reporter's Journey to My Lai & the Secrets of the Past."

Friday, March 27, 2015



March 27, 2015

A home daycare operator who called the Children's Aid Society because she was concerned about a baby in her care has been ordered to pay the child's parents more than $13,000 for the "emotional pain and suffering" that her report caused.
Toronto judge orders Tammy Larabie to pay $13,000 to parents of a child she worried wasn't properly cared for.
  • Phyllis Carter -  Did she tell the truth? That's all that matters. My brother was a school teacher. He lost his profession because he cared about what happened to his students outside of school. He cared. That cost him a lot. He never worked again. He just could not bear the abuses and negligence and poverty the children were suffering at home and the abuse visited on him by the system, even the teachers' union, because he didn't mind his own business. I am so proud of him. Unfortunately he died two years ago. He wasn't strong enough to stand up against a heartless system. He became very ill. I believe a good part of his illness was brought on by the terrible stress of caring in an uncaring world.



March 27, 2015

A university in England has developed a urinal that generates energy

  • Phyllis Carter -  Long ago, I proposed that energy expended at gyms be harnessed. While you are peddling and walking away that blubber, you could be generating electrical energy to cover the needs of that gym and beyond. One day they will all do it and no one will have noticed that I suggested it decades ago.


It says something about our "Just Society" that has lawyers and politicians enjoying the high life with more wealth than a king could spend, while poverty drenches people in misery. However, there can be no valid argument against the fact that many people are homeless because they CHOOSE to get drunk or use illegal drugs. There are shelters for the homeless that do not want drunks and drug addicts but provide a cot and shower and food for those struggling under painful circumstances. 

In 1993, I was homeless and living in my old car and in shelters. I used the toilet in restaurants in the daytime and hospital emergencies at night. I never drank alcohol or used any drugs. 

My darling husband had died. I had cancer. I was looking for a job every day. All I had was a couple of garbage bags filled with clothing and toiletries. I lived on kraft cheese sandwiches and hot dogs. I went to Ontario when I couldn't find work in Montreal because my name was CARTER and not CARTIER. They said I was "overqualified." 

All my life's precious possessions were in my parents' home for safe keeping.(until they were stolen by Dawn McSweeney-http://dawnmcsweeney.blogspot.com) My furniture and most of my books were in storage. 

The police refused to let me use a cell overnight because I wasn't a criminal. I couldn't get mediical care in Ontario because I did not yet have an OHIP card. I had pneumonia and the only medicine I could get made me terribly sick. I had cancer, but I could not get tests so I didn't know. 

I found shelter from time to time but most shelters did not have any place where I could legally park my old Pontiac, so I lived in my old car. 

I was rescued by a man I met at a seminar for professional people seeking work at an Anglican church. He took me home to his wife and children. We are all friends to this day. 

YESTERDAY I WAS A LADY - OBSERVATIONS IN SHELTER THREE -http://phylliscartersjournal.blogspot.ca/.../yesterday-i-was-a-lady
FACEBOOK January 8, 2014 Phyllis Carter I AM OFFERING A $5,000. REWARD

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


March 25, 2015

Update on Quebec Construction workers, pay will be docked for not speaking French ONLY. Yup, that's right. Now really think about this happening in our country of Canada....Do you think it's right, I sure as he** don't!!! Personal freedoms do not exist...

Le ministre du Travail et de l'Emploi, Sam Hamad, a tenu à rappeler lundi que la langue de travail sur les chantiers de construction du Québec doit être le français. Et ceux qui ne respectent pas la loi...

  • Is this still Canada? How is it that Canadians in the ROC (Rest of Canada) seem to have nothing to say about the abuses? 
  • Can it be because the ROC doesn't want Quebec? Doesn't believe in Pierre Trudeau's vision of a Just Society where all citizens could speak both English and French? 
  • Back then I was appointed a leader of The Committee for Neutral Schools by the president and founder, Dr. Henry Morgenthaler. I was on radio and TV promoting a united, bilingual Canada. Children across Canada would learn both languages in neutral schools. Everyone could talk with everyone else. 
  • Children would go to non-sectarian schools together and form friendships that might last a lifetime and enrich a country of people living in harmony. 
  • But, Oh, no! The Separatists would not allow it in Quebec, and the Anglo right wingers in the ROC could not allow their children to learn French. Stay ignorant, dear ones. That's real love, kids. 
  • So, here we are decades later in a new century, still tearing each other apart. Lovely, isn't it.