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Burnsville's Kamal Martin commits to Gophers


On Monday, they received a commitment from Kamal Martin, a 6-3, 210-pound athlete from Burnsville. Martin gives the Gophers 13 commits for the 2016 class, including eight from Minnesota. Martin is a consensus three-star recruit who had previously committed ...

Local funding lined up for Orange Line BRT project


Hennepin County has approved $12.8 million to build the Orange Line bus rapid transit route from Minneapolis to Burnsville. The $150.7 million project is currently seeking local funding commitments before an update to the Counties Transit Improvement Board ...

Obituary: Lawrence K. “Swede” Wolter


BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA - Lawrence K. “Swede” Wolter, 84, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, formerly of Denver, Iowa; Waverly, Iowa; and Largo, Florida, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, with his family by his side, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville ...

The Great Carport Uprising of 2015 underway in Burnsville


They’re coming for your carports, Burnsville! The Star Tribune reports that residents ...
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Plastic Surgery Portal Includes Arijai Aesthetics And Wellness In Its Plastic Surgery And Hair Removal Offerings


SKOKIE, Ill., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic Surgery Portal includes Arijai Aeshetics and Wellness of Burnsville, Minnesota in its plastic surgery, hair removal and cosmetic offerings. Arijai Aeshetics and Wellness offers skincare procedures like ...

Gophers football gets commitment from Burnsville quarterback


The Gophers football team has added its eighth Minnesota high school player to its 2016 recruiting class. Burnsville quarterback Kamal Martin gave a verbal commitment to Minnesota on Monday. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound, three-star recruit originally gave a ...

Burnsville QB Kamal Martin flips commit to Gophers


The latest top-flight Minnesota prep football player to commit to the Gophers is Kamal Martin, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound athlete from Burnsville High School. Martin had previously committed to play quarterback at Eastern Michigan. Rivals lists Martin as a ...

Film Room: Kamal Martin


It didn't take long for Burnsville (MN.) ATH Kamal Martin to jump on his offer from the in state school. Martin worked out at Minnesota's camp two weeks ago, and impressed at a number of spots, especially TE. Kamal ultimately proved too good a athlete for ...

Winners announced in Minnesota biodiesel essay contest


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Soybean Research and Promotion Council and administered by the American Lung Association in Minnesota. The second-place winner is Sydney Benson of Burnsville, Minnesota. Benson is a recent graduate of Apple Valley High School. “Biodiesel is an under ...

Burnsville man admits at sentencing he fatally shot the wrong person


A Burnsville man was sentenced on Friday for a 2014 shooting ...
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The Great Carport Uprising of 2015 underway in Burnsville


They’re coming for your carports, Burnsville! The Star Tribune reports that residents of a mobile home park are fighting mad after being told their carports violate state and city laws and have to go…

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The Guardian and a warning to BURNSVILLE MINNESOTA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]

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The Guardian and a warning to BURNSVILLE MINNESOTA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]



How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in BURNSVILLE MINNESOTA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted. Senate.gov

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to Congress.gov for the texts of the legislation.

House.gov

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes.

Congress.gov

Congress.gov provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using Congress.gov search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)

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