Hartman for State Rep.

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Greg Hartman

Please support Democrat Greg Hartman for Washington State Legislative District 2. He is worthy of your vote.

– JZ

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Rob Simone Interviews Ramtha – Free audio archives

Free, JZ Knight News

For all of you – my angel folkies – please go and listen to this wonderful interaction. You will learn more about the mystery of who you really are – who we all really are. You will also learn about the great things ahead and the challenging things ahead that we will all be a part of on this dynamic and evolving earth.

There are four parts, the audios are about one hour each. It’s free and fantastic!

- JZ

Click here for all four links

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Greg Dempster’s letter published –
“GOP: Republicans are no friend to the GLBTQ community”

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Greg Dempster

“Have Republicans Found a New Way to Thwart Democrat Fundraising?”
“WA Republican Club Smears Local Dem Donor as Racist Homophobe”

Click here to read Mr. Dempsters’ letter published on YAHOO!.

“GOP: Republicans are no friend to the GLBTQ community”
Greg Dempster’s letter for a national audience was published today in the Tacoma News Tribune (TNT).
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Phoenix Rising School Auction raises $120,000 – JZ Knight Donates $45,000

JZ Knight News, Press, Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Photos courtesy: Phoenix Rising School

From the Phoenix Rising School:
“…This year’s sold out event on June 7th was a joyful community celebration that brought in over $120,000.

‘I couldn’t be happier with the result,’ says auction chair Heidi Smith. ‘So many people came together to make this happen and all of the guests seemed happy to be there and to support us in whatever way they could.’ Nearly two hundred people attended the event, which took place at a new venue, the Campbell and Campbell Building in Tenino. ‘We got a lot of comments on the building,’ says Heidi. ‘It worked very well for our needs.’

Before the auction even began, almost $55,000 had been donated by several supporters who were unable to attend.* Things only went up from there. ‘The greatest accomplishment beyond the total amount we raised was the energy of the evening and palpable sense of community,’ says Executive Director Aaron Rodriguez.”

*Anyone else who was unable to attend but still wishes to contribute can contact our office at 360-446-1500.
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- “Community Support Fills Financial Gap for Phoenix Rising”
“$120,000 Raised at Auction; JZ Knight Donates $45,000″

“Cindy Schorno held the “cashdown,” which is a way for people to donate cash without actually bidding on anything. She announced JZ Knight pledged $45,000 to the school and followed by working her down from pledges of $10,000 and lower. The cashdown event surpassed the previous year’s pledges by a respectable margin,” quoting Cindy Teixeira, Nisqually Valley News Correspondent
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UPDATE: JZK, Inc. v. Glen Morgan & the Freedom Foundation

JZ Knight News, Press, Yelm and Thurston County Issues

At an initial hearing Tuesday, May 21, JZK, Inc. requested a temporary restraining order, essentially asking the judge to call a “time out” on the behavior of Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF). Judge Settle declined to do so this early in the proceedings.

“We were surprised at this ruling today [May 21, 2014], but pleased that Judge Settle warned the defendants that further dissemination would not be without risk,” said Mike Wright, Legal Affairs Manager for JZK, Inc. “While the judge was unwilling to grant this emergency request, he did allow an expedited track to a hearing on a preliminary injunction in a few weeks so he could study the matter in more detail,” Wright said.

Wright concluded, “The efforts by the Freedom Foundation to engage in partisan attacks and their attempts to disenfranchise voters while wrapping themselves in a flag is the antithesis what they claim to represent. Just last week, their managing editor wrote in his blog about Pope Francis ‘it is impossible to legitimately redistribute what belongs to someone else.’ Yet today, they claimed otherwise with JZK, Inc.’s proprietary property.”

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JZK, Inc. sues Freedom Foundation

JZ Knight News, Press, Yelm and Thurston County Issues


JZK, Inc. has filed a complaint, No. 3:14-cv-05410, and request for a temporary restraining order against the Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF) and Glen Morgan, EFF’s Property Rights Director, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Tacoma. JZK, Inc. did this to protect the proprietary video materials that Morgan and EFF have unlawfully disseminated. The case has been assigned to Judge Benjamin H. Settle with an initial hearing set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21.

On May 6, 2014, Morgan submitted verbatim copies of JZK, Inc.’s proprietary video materials to the Thurston County Commissioners in violation of state and federal law. Morgan told the Commissioners that EFF was also disseminating the private videos to 3,200 other officials in the state.

Morgan and EFF have expressly refused to respect JZK, Inc. and JZ Knight’s private property and legally protected interests. This is a curious stance for an organization that purports to promote the protection of private property rights. Their website proclaims, “From works of art to loaves of bread, people produce the things because they are able to own and use resources. …The Freedom Foundation stands up for property rights and property owners in Washington State.”

JZK, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to resolve this matter short of litigation. But to do so, EFF and Mr. Morgan must be willing to respect JZK, Inc.’s private contracts and JZ Knight’s right to own and use her property as she sees fit.

The EFF website states, “Government exists to protect rights, including the rights to own and use property.” That government protection also extends to those with whom EFF disagrees.

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JZK, Inc. and David McCarthy settle lawsuit in New Zealand

JZ Knight News, Press, Yelm and Thurston County Issues


By mutual agreement, the parties filed a joint memorandum with the High Court of New Zealand in Auckland notifying the court of a settlement and asking the court to issue an order by consent of the parties. At the parties’ request, the trial set for May 26, 2014 has also been cancelled.

Under the agreed order, McCarthy is permanently restrained from disseminating proprietary video recordings of information and techniques taught at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) including the videos that were at issue in the case.

“We have never disputed David’s right to lawfully criticize,” said Mike Wright on behalf of RSE. “We recognize that not everyone agrees with our philosophical model or our training. It is not meant to be for everyone.”

McCarthy, who lived in the Yelm area for many years, has been an outspoken critic of RSE since 2004. JZK, Inc. only filed suit in February 2013 after McCarthy posted portions of several private videos on YouTube and elsewhere. The complaint for copyright and contract violations was filed in New Zealand where McCarthy now lives.

Wright concluded, “Dr. J. Gordon Melton, a preeminent world religious scholar, studied RSE for several years. After careful study and exhaustive research, Melton concluded that the teachings of RSE represented a resurgence of early Christian Gnosticism. In addition to coordinating the research of other scholars, he wrote a book about his experience and conclusions. Complimentary copies of his book, Finding Enlightenment, are available at the JZ Rose store in Yelm for anyone who wants to read an objective analysis of RSE.”

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Yelm newspaper heralds defense of JZ Knight

JZ Knight News, Press, Yelm and Thurston County Issues

NVN Editor/Publisher Michael Wagar
Photo credit: The Chronicle,
Centralia & Lewis County, WA

The Yelm-based weekly Nisqually Valley News (NVN)newspaper heralded the defense of JZ Knight from RSE students and the Thurston Democrats in their Friday, May 9th print and online edition:

- RSE Students Defend Knight, Ramtha
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- “Students stand-up with letters to local newspaper supporting RSE”
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- RSE student letters referenced in preceding story
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- “Thurston Democrats Chair Calls JZ Knight ‘Democrat in Good Standing”
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– Three terrific Letters to the Editor:
* “Why Not Start Working Together as a Community?”
By Lucy Jeanne
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- “JZ Knight an Asset To The Nisqually Valley”
“JZ Knight has been an asset to this community, donating large amounts of money to our EMS system. We all benefit from better fire and medical attention.”
By Deb Voyles
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- “Eventually Justice Will Be Served Against Vigilantes”
By JZ Knight
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JZ Knight: the legacy of Billy Frank, Jr.

JZ Knight News, Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Picture on easel of Gov. Dan Evans for whom the award is named, Billy Frank, Jr., Congressman Norm Dicks and Nisqually River Foundation Chair David Troutt,
October 24, 2012, co-sponsored by JZ Knight.
Photo credit: Mary Hasken Photography

On the sudden passing of Nisqually Tribe fishing activist Billy Frank, Jr.:
Billy Frank, Jr., leaves a lasting legacy for the Nisqually people and all of those living in the Nisqually River’s watershed. His commitment to tribal fishing rights and the protection of our natural resources will forever be preserved for future generations in the restoration of the salmon habitat.

We grieve with all of our friends and neighbors of the Nisqually Tribe. Billy’s dedicated advocacy for our region will always be in our hearts. Upon hearing of his passing at the Ramtha School of Enlightenment South Korea event, JZ Knight said, “He was a dear man to me.”

He is remembered and greatly loved.

JZ Knight
and Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment Staff & Students
Yelm, WA

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RSE addresses Dr. Keay’s released letter

JZ Knight News, Press

JZ Knight

In March 2014 Thurston County released a November 2012 letter to its health officer from Dr. Brian Keay, a Yelm-based physician, wherein Keay requested an investigation into his allegations about a former patient, JZ Knight.

The Nisqually Valley News (NVN) and KCPQ-TV 13 FOX News in Seattle published interviews with Dr. Keay April 18, 2014, and many facts (listed below) were omitted from both reports.

1. Dr. Keay stated under oath in deposition in April 2013 that JZ Knight was a former patient. In Keay’s November 2012 letter to the Thurston County Public Health Officer, he made a diagnosis and prognosis WITHOUT having examined JZ Knight.
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2. Knight did not authorize Keay to communicate with, or divulge any healthcare information to, the Thurston County Public Health Officer.
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3. Dr. Keay testified that he relied on information given to him by other patients and that he failed to investigate their accuracy in any way.
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4. Dr. Keay’s medical opinions in the letter may constitute a breach of HIPAA and the standards of professional conduct of the Washington Department of Health Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
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5. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reviewed Dr. Keay’s letter. In an email to County Manager Don Krupp, Undersheriff Tim Braniff stated, “We reviewed the letter you provided addressed to Dr. Yu from Dr. Keay, and there is no current investigation pending on the individual mentioned, and without first-hand knowledge, we cannot continue our investigation.”
Click here to read this public record.

6. Dr. Keay failed to disclose to the media that when he wrote the letter, he was involved in an intimate relationship with one of his patients, Virginia Coverdale.

7. Dr. Keay failed to disclose that while involved with Coverdale, she was also working in his office and had access to the medical records of his patients.

8. Dr. Keay failed to disclose that Coverdale was the defendant in a lawsuit in Thurston County in which two judges ruled that she made improper disclosures of Ramtha School of Enlightenment (RSE) materials.

9. Dave Champagne, Coverdale’s brother, issued a statement to the media in October 2012 about his side of a long-running family drama that has been ignored by the media.
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10. Virginia Coverdale was only an RSE student from September 2006 through 2010. She never received any firsthand knowledge of the mineral tonic formula, which was given many years before she came to RSE.

11. The same tonic students learned to make for themselves has been — and still is — available commercially through online sources.
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12. Click here for the letter sent by RSE’s publicist to FOX News addressing the lye consumption allegations of Keay and Coverdale.

13. Dr. Keay has never been a student of Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) and has no firsthand knowledge of the school.

14. Dr. Keay placed a display advertisement in the April 18 NVN saying he is closing his Yelm Office April 30, 2014.
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In the Q13 Fox interview clip, Keay was right about one thing. If people in the mid- to late-1990s had actually consumed a lye solution, they would have had severe burns in the mouth and throat. So if hundreds or thousands of people in Yelm really were drinking lye as Coverdale alleged, why didn’t she hold up voluminous newspaper articles about the 911 calls?
Why didn’t Dr. Keay wave a stack of ER reports?
Why not? Because there were none.
Because Coverdale and Keay epitomize ignorant rumormongers in their attempts to demonize RSE with lots of scare tactics but no facts. And Q13 Fox drank the Kool-Aid Coverdale and Keay served up.

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