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Minuteman Project Receives Glowing Financial Audit Report
CPA firm of Terrence Milaney ^ | July 30th 2007 | Perry Emerson

Posted on 07/31/2007 1:00:11 AM PDT by Blue Collar Republican

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1 posted on 07/31/2007 1:00:14 AM PDT by Blue Collar Republican
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To: Lionface; Mr.B.goes.to.Washington; RonDog; gc4nra; Anti-Bubba182; Ladycalif; EternalVigilance

PING!


2 posted on 07/31/2007 1:01:50 AM PDT by Blue Collar Republican (Send troupes to the southern border, just like Mexico.)
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To: Blue Collar Republican

It seems that there are quite a few globalist freepers who need to apologize to Jim Gilchrist. They should offer their apologies on this thread.


3 posted on 07/31/2007 4:06:42 AM PDT by Nephi ( $100m ante is a symptom of the old media... the Ron Paul Revolution is the new media's choice.)
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To: Nephi
It seems that there are quite a few globalist freepers who need to apologize to Jim Gilchrist. They should offer their apologies on this thread.

I have expressed no opinion on Gilchrist and really don't have one, but Googling "Terrence Milaney" produces only two hits, both referencing this post. That's a little odd.

4 posted on 07/31/2007 4:27:15 AM PDT by Grut
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To: Grut

I don’t have time right now, but I’d like to do a search of previous threads with freepers accusing Gilchrist of being crooked.


5 posted on 07/31/2007 4:36:37 AM PDT by Nephi ( $100m ante is a symptom of the old media... the Ron Paul Revolution is the new media's choice.)
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To: Grut

Yeah, did a search for the CPA firm and got zero also. I support(ed) the Minutemen and was concerned about the finances. Was waiting for an outside audit to set things straight but unless someone can verify this CPA firm I’m still stand-offish.


6 posted on 07/31/2007 5:09:26 AM PDT by MGBGUN (Freedom is not free.)
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To: MGBGUN

Information on the CPA will be released tonight on the MMP site.


7 posted on 07/31/2007 2:35:24 PM PDT by Blue Collar Republican (Send troupes to the southern border, just like Mexico.)
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To: Blue Collar Republican; Jim Robinson; kristinn; tgslTakoma; trooprally; Just A Nobody; BufordP; ...

SEMPER FI!

Congratulations to USMC Veteran Jim Gilchrist, Minuteman Project Founder.


8 posted on 07/31/2007 7:41:20 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Nephi
It seems that there are quite a few globalist freepers who need to apologize to Jim Gilchrist.

It would seem so, but that would assume good character.

9 posted on 07/31/2007 7:43:50 PM PDT by Pelham (theTerryAndersonShow.com)
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To: Grut
I have expressed no opinion on Gilchrist and really don't have one, but Googling "Terrence Milaney" produces only two hits, both referencing this post. That's a little odd.

I suppose you could give him a call and tell him your news:

Milaney Terence S CPA
Address: 290 E Verdugo Ave Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: (818) 972-2522

10 posted on 07/31/2007 7:48:40 PM PDT by Pelham (theTerryAndersonShow.com)
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To: MGBGUN

See post #10


11 posted on 07/31/2007 7:49:28 PM PDT by Pelham (theTerryAndersonShow.com)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

B U M P


12 posted on 07/31/2007 7:50:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

13 posted on 07/31/2007 7:52:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats??)
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To: Blue Collar Republican
Minuteman Project Receives Glowing Financial Audit Report

Now there is one item that will get NO press coverage.
(or will be buried on page 24A of The Los Angeles Times)
14 posted on 07/31/2007 8:14:14 PM PDT by VOA
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

SEMPER FI!

Congratulations to USMC Veteran Jim Gilchrist, Minuteman Project Founder.
::::::
Yeah, this VIGILANTE and BIGOT had a clean slate. That will upset the White House (/sarc)


15 posted on 07/31/2007 8:54:31 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Blue Collar Republican

Just as long as they used straight line depreciation!! :-)


16 posted on 07/31/2007 9:00:53 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Visit this thread 1-hour from now. In that time-an average of 416.6 more ILLEGALS will be in the USA)
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To: Pelham

amazing difference one “r” can make these days!


17 posted on 07/31/2007 9:02:57 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Visit this thread 1-hour from now. In that time-an average of 416.6 more ILLEGALS will be in the USA)
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To: Blue Collar Republican

Gee, I wonder who is behind all these attacks on the minutemen project? NAU supporters I’m sure.


18 posted on 07/31/2007 9:05:05 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
You've got it!!!!

"The Few, The Proud...."

19 posted on 07/31/2007 9:15:55 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Blue Collar Republican

Censorship of Minuteman Project ending
Monday, July 30, 2007 -

Jim Gilchrist’s Minuteman Project, an organization that concerns itself with the protection and sanctity of the U.S. border, will be given access to public facilities at Compton Community College in California for a town hall meeting under a lawsuit settlement that is being worked out now.

Lawyer Michael Sands of the Pro Family Law Center told WND that an agreement with the school should be final shortly.

The lawsuit had been filed when Compton officials refused the Minuteman Project permission to use any facilities on campus for a town hall meeting about illegal immigration, border security and other issues, citing a rule against allowing buildings to be used by “special interest or advocacy groups.”

Gilchrist, the project founder, has told WND his group’s members are worried over incidents such as an incursion earlier this year in Arizona, where U.S. National Guard troops actually retreated in the face of oncoming - and armed - attackers from south of the border.

His group works to publicize such concerns, and develop support for solutions.

But documents obtained by the organization showed the school already had opened up its facilities to a “Farrakan Event,” a “Multi-cultural Youth Peace Summit/Registration Drive” and “The Black Student Union and Muhammad’s Mosque Peacemakers.”

“Once you open up a school to one special interest group, you have to provide equal access,” Sands told WND at the time. “They (school officials) could be putting forth some sort of agenda. They have to open up their facilities to all other groups who properly apply for permission.”

The request had been rejected by Jamillah Moore, interim superintendent of Compton Community College, and the lawsuit alleged the school denied the Minuteman Project equal access to the use of facilities based on the content of the speech intended to be engaged in by the Minuteman Project.

The school has offered to pay the Minuteman Project $9,000 in fees and damages and will allow the group’s use of campus facilities with the main requirement information about counter-demonstrators who could be expected, in order to prepare security, officials said.

Sands said he understands the school’s need for information that could help it prepare security.

“I don’t think that’s burdensome on my client, to basically provide that information to them,” he told WND.

He said the school also previously had demanded a $14,000 security fee from the organization, a fee not charged to others using the facilities, so that now has been waived.


20 posted on 07/31/2007 9:58:45 PM PDT by Ladycalif (Free The Texas 3 - Ramos, Compean and Hernandez)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


21 posted on 07/31/2007 10:38:59 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Ladycalif
There is a funny story behind your post. Jim didn’t settle the suit, Marvin Stewart did without authorization. Although Marvin and Deborah Courtney made off with the $9,000 dollars, the press gave Jim all the credit and didn’t so much as mention the hijackers.

It’s just the two of them now; Paul Sielski is facing 25 years in prison and Barbara Coe swam away from the sinking wreckage long ago.

22 posted on 07/31/2007 11:49:53 PM PDT by Blue Collar Republican (Send troupes to the southern border, just like Mexico.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Just discovered this little chestnut about Deborah Courtney.

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/id/3401189730


23 posted on 08/01/2007 1:43:38 AM PDT by Blue Collar Republican (Send troupes to the southern border, just like Mexico.)
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To: EagleUSA
Yeah, this VIGILANTE and BIGOT had a clean slate. That will upset the White House (/sarc)

Why the sarcasm. It WILL upset the WH.

24 posted on 08/01/2007 3:48:22 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: Ladycalif

The request had been rejected by Jamillah Moore, interim superintendent of Compton Community College...

....and will allow the group’s use of campus facilities with the main requirement information about counter-demonstrators who could be expected, in order to prepare security, officials said.

That's easy. Just point them to La Raza's web site.

25 posted on 08/01/2007 3:52:15 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: Pelham
Thanks to another freeper, we might find a few posters here who might want to apologize.
26 posted on 08/01/2007 4:39:50 AM PDT by Nephi ( $100m ante is a symptom of the old media... the Ron Paul Revolution is the new media's choice.)
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To: Nephi
Thanks to another freeper, we might find a few posters here who might want to apologize.

That thread seems to be about Simcox, not Gilchrist. Are there some specific posts in that thread that refer to Jim?

27 posted on 08/01/2007 6:48:17 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Blue Collar Republican; Nephi; All

I hope by now everyone understands the difference between Jim Gilchrist/Minuteman Project (Good audit!) and Chris Simcox/MCDC (What audit???)


28 posted on 08/01/2007 10:34:38 AM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Blue Collar Republican

Mr. Gilchrist impressed me as a man of the highest caliber of morality and sincereness when he held a meet in Nashville. Rolling Thunder members from all over the nation treated us to a “rumble” before the speakers got going. Just awesome.


29 posted on 08/01/2007 4:30:20 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: NewRomeTacitus
I was the MC for the Nashville rally. We had been on the road for a week with the Minuteman Caravan by the time we got there. Spirit of Allegiance was Jim's driver to that rally point. Thank you for making us feel welcome.
30 posted on 08/01/2007 5:23:09 PM PDT by Blue Collar Republican (Send troupes to the southern border, just like Mexico.)
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To: Blue Collar Republican

You were very good, too! I shook hands with the both of you (I think) after most of the attendees dispersed and mentioned Free Republic. You guys put up with a lot of crap on the tour yet persevered. How did you like those State Troopers over on the TN State Capital watching for a nervous tic? Shades of 1933 Germany.


31 posted on 08/01/2007 5:33:57 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: AuntB; TLI

Oops, you’re right. That’s what I get for posting too early in the morning.


32 posted on 08/01/2007 5:55:35 PM PDT by Nephi ( $100m ante is a symptom of the old media... the Ron Paul Revolution is the new media's choice.)
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To: Blue Collar Republican

CPA firms do not issue “glowing audit reports”. The best audit report a company will get from a CPA firm will essentially state that the auditors found that, in their opinion, the company’s financial statements present fairly in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles the results of operations and financial position of (client name) as of (Fiscal year end date and the year then ended.)

This press release is B.S.

Tom (30 yr experience as CPA.)


33 posted on 08/02/2007 12:35:22 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Grut
Not odd at all that a CPA firm does not appear on a Google search. For at least the first 2/3 of my career, CPA firms were prohibited from advertising. And, the CPA firm name is on page 10 or so of the client annual report. Google does not go that deep. No news is good news if you are a CPA.

If you do a Google search of “CPA”, you probably will find a bunch of references to Enron, McKesson & Robbins, and other large, publicly held bankrupt companies and broken CPA firms.

If the liberal idiots at Google were feeling magnamous, you may even find that the CPA firm in the Enron fiasco was absolved of culpability, after they (and about 1,000 partners) were forced to declare bankruptcy due the witch hunt the democommies and the MSM performed in that case.

Tom

34 posted on 08/02/2007 12:58:47 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Nephi
Hey, that’s no proB. That entire Minuteman Project vs. Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, ie, Jim Gilchrist (MMP) vs. Chris Simcox (MCDC) can be confusing. And when you have one of the two (Chris, MCDC) deliberately confusing the two in order to pull donation money away from the REAL Minuteman Project (Jim, MMP) well heck, the normal person on the street hasn’t got a chance of knowing which is which.

It’s easy for me, I started working with Jim on the original MMP in November of 2004 in advance of the April 2005 Project. But still, sometimes I have to really focus on a posting to “figger out” what is really being said. And with that…

BUILD THE WALL

BUILD IT TALL

DON’T THINK SMALL

DEPORT THEM ALL


35 posted on 08/02/2007 8:02:45 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Pelham

So it isn’t really a firm, but an individual? Interesting.


36 posted on 08/02/2007 8:05:36 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Grut
I have expressed no opinion on Gilchrist and really don't have one, but Googling "Terrence Milaney" produces only two hits, both referencing this post. That's a little odd.

Try adding "CPA" and "Burbank" to your search and you'll find a bit more, including the accountant's office address and telephone numbers.

37 posted on 08/02/2007 8:14:49 AM PDT by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: Charles Martel
I don't doubt that he exists, and I really do not have any opinion about the Minuteman organization or its finances.

But let's say that 'Brother Harris', noted TV evangelist accused of playing fast and loose with the collection plate, announces that his ministry's finances have been investigated and approved by a CPA who barely registers on Google (and certainly not as a forensic accountant)... don't we wonder just a little? A KPMG audit, for instance, would be a lot more convincing.

38 posted on 08/02/2007 6:34:26 PM PDT by Grut
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To: NewRomeTacitus; nicmarlo
How did you like those State Troopers over on the TN State Capital watching for a nervous tic? Shades of 1933 Germany.

Isn't that the truth!

39 posted on 08/04/2007 6:15:32 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: TLI; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
BUILD THE WALL....BUILD IT TALL
DON’T THINK SMALL....DEPORT THEM ALL

40 posted on 08/04/2007 7:14:00 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Borax Queen; NewRomeTacitus

“S” Troopers...


41 posted on 08/04/2007 7:14:57 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo
It's getting around isn't it!

I wish it would get around the White House...

42 posted on 08/04/2007 7:18:37 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: nicmarlo
“S” Troopers...

Yep, lol!

43 posted on 08/04/2007 7:24:04 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: TLI

It’s likely getting around there....all around....it’s getting everywhere, but they have a plan and an agenda.

Building a wall is only good for the elitists, not this country, and certainly not to benefit the serfs.


44 posted on 08/04/2007 7:24:10 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Borax Queen

: )


45 posted on 08/04/2007 7:24:26 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Borax Queen

It was extremely disturbing to look across 100 yards to see dozens of Troopers giving our peaceable assembly the eye while a few months prior illegals obnoxiously marched through downtown with no law enforcement in sight.

Even odder considering these are the same men who KNOW how high a percentage of fatal accidents are due to drunken illegals.


46 posted on 08/04/2007 7:31:45 AM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: NewRomeTacitus

I wonder how many of them are disgusted in private. It seems like the ones I’ve talked to in Arizona are behind the citizens and not the illegal aliens, but then of course, they must obey orders... Hmmm (back to the troopers reference!).

I’ve seen some disturbing videos recently of ordinary citizens being harassed by the New Gestapo/Stalinists while the IAs just do whatever they want to, like spit on the American filmmakers, push and shove, throw stuff, etc. So I can only imagine your situation!


47 posted on 08/04/2007 8:20:43 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Lionface; Mr.B.goes.to.Washington; RonDog; gc4nra; Anti-Bubba182; Ladycalif; EternalVigilance; ...

Did everyone see this?

The Minuteman Project, an Anatomy of a Hijacking

By Jack Sharpe

After months of defending the Minuteman Project against charlatans and con-artists, the organization and its founder, Jim Gilchrist were at their breaking point. Three of Jim’s once trusted advisors had attempted to hijack the name, bank accounts, domains and email lists of the Minuteman Project while orchestrating a slander campaign against Mr. Gilchrist. Many of the Minuteman Project’s open border enemies in the news media intentionally mislead the public to the facts of this case to further their own agendas. I say intentionally because no real journalist would be as sloppy or selective with the truth.

For the record:

1. Jim Gilchrist is the legally recognized President of the Minuteman Project.
2. A neutral audit of the financial records has cleared Jim of any wrong doing (A PDF copy of this audit can be downloaded at Minutemanproject.com).
3. The hijackers are under court order not to represent themselves as members of the Minuteman Project.

Jim has emerged from this episode victorious, but the fight has taken its toll on the 58 year old border watchdog. When the hijackers attempted to steal the Minuteman Project they sacked the bank accounts and took the mailing lists, crippling the organization. To make matters worse, the cost to defend the Minuteman Project from the hijackers has put the organization deeply into debt; many supporters claim that this was the hijacker’s goal to begin with.

It seems strange that this hostile takeover attempt of the Minuteman Project happened just prior to the attempted passing of the amnesty bill, the Presidential debates and several protests to free the incarcerated border agents. It seems equally strange that three advisors out of ten would assume they had the power and mandate to seize control of a National Movement. Stranger still when you consider the fact that two of the three conspirators (Stewart and Courtney) were told that their services were no longer needed just prior to the private meeting they held at a seafood restaurant. It was then that the three of them decided to declare themselves the rightful owners of the Minuteman Project.

To understand the motives and methods of the hijackers, you need only look into their background…

Although Marvin Stewart likes to represent himself as a Minister, Politician and an official in the Veterans Administration, he is in fact a fraud on all three counts. His Church, “Our Lords Salvation Ministries” has no members, offers no services and ministers to no one. It does, however net Mr. Stewart a few “tax free dollars” and a means to solicit support from the gullible. Marvin Stewart is not a member of the California Republican Party, nor even a member of the Los Angeles County Republican Party Executive Committee; he is a local volunteer central committee member in a powerless district. Marvin makes his living filing frivolous lawsuits and as an accounts receivable clerk (bill collector) at the VA hospital in Long Beach.

Deborah Peterson, AKA Deborah Courtney, AKA Debbie Sielski, AKA Anne Peters has made a reputation for herself as a charlatan and social climber. In 2004, Deborah Courtney used her “special relationship” with Sheriff Mike Corona to have her drunken driving, drug and weapons charges reduced to a single misdemeanor. She repaid Corona by supporting his opponent in the next election. For all Deborah’s inconsistencies, she never fails to turn on her friends in a time of need.

Deborah Courtney attempted takeovers in almost every organization she has joined in the last ten years including the Aliso Viejo Republican Women Federated, the De Angelo Foundation and the Liberty Belles. It was no surprise to Orange County political insiders when they heard she had tried to steal the treasury and donor lists of the Minuteman Project. It was also no surprise to anyone that knew her that she was accused of charging the project almost $100,000, with no accomplishments to show for it (other than plagiarism and several five star hotel bills).

When Deborah Courtney started as an advisor to the Minuteman Project, she insisted that all of the advisors be given title “Director” and that her title be “Political Director”. This alone should have warned Jim Gilchrist that she was up to no good. Jim decided to allow his trusted advisors to use the title “Director” on the understanding that it came with no real power and could be revoked at any time.

During the time Deborah Courtney was with the Minuteman Project, she was disciplined several times for taking credit for other peoples work, charging the organization for personal expenses and never completing a task. She was removed as Jim’s political advisor after making a series of careless mistakes that damaged the Minuteman Project’s reputation with the Republican Party. After a tearful apology (and support from Coe and Stewart), Deborah was given the task of organizing the State chapters and referring new members to the Chapter heads. Instead, Deborah began to channel new members (and their donations) to fellow conspirator, Barbara Coe’s organization CCIR; Jim did not discover this until several weeks after the attempted takeover.

In mid 2006, Deborah Courtney moved hijacking accomplice, Paul Sielski into her home and claimed that they had gotten married. However, Deborah is still receiving spousal support from her ex-husband and Paul still owes his ex-wife over $250,000 in back support. Deborah convinced Jim Gilchrist to hire Paul’s internet security company (AACompSec) to “secure the website from internet predators”. Instead, Paul Sielski and his partner, Karl J. Vesterling changed the access codes to the website and diverted some of the online donations to an off-shore bank account. Paul and Karl were paid $3,500 for their “services”; it is still unknown how much more they stole from the donors.

The last hijacker, Barbara Coe surprised everyone when she sided with Marvin Stewart and Deborah Courtney-Peterson-Sielski-Peters. Barbara had been seen as a driving force in the movement since she wrote and became the chief proponent of Prop 187. However, as it turns out, Barbara Coe didn’t write Prop 187 (Ron Prince did) and she was not the chief proponent (Dick Mountjoy was). In fact it was the California Republican Party and the California Republican Assembly that did all of the work and raised the money. What did Barbara Coe do? She took credit for the victory.

Barbara Coe built her reputation on the labor and sacrifices of patriots. She used her ill gotten cache with the liberty community to grow her organization, the California Coalition of Immigration Reform (CCIR). She neglected to inform her members that she also belonged to the Council of Concerned Citizens (CofCC), a racist group that uses the Confederate flag as its ensign. Barbara was the key note speaker at two CofCC conventions and is still a member in good standing today. Barbara neglected to tell anyone in the Minuteman Project of her connection to racist groups because she knew it wouldn’t be tolerated.

Barbara Coe introduced Jim Gilchrist to CCIR and he became a regular attendee of the monthly meetings. Not knowing the truth about Barbara’s past, Jim was happy to accept her support and friendship. But soon it was Jim Gilchrist that the members of CCIR came to see and the Minuteman Project they were donating to. It wasn’t long before Barbara noticed that donations to CCIR were dwindling while the Minuteman Project was prospering. Barbara and Deborah Courtney hatched and implemented a plan to divert funds and volunteers from the Minuteman Project to CCIR.

The plot sickens…

Barbara Coe must have known it was just a matter of time before Jim discovered that Deborah was diverting volunteers and donations to CCIR. She also knew Deborah was on thin ice with Jim; all she had to do was convince Marvin Stewart that he was next. That piece of the puzzle came from Paul Sielski, who read the truth about Stewart from an online forum; now Barbara and Deborah had the means to control Stewart, if they couldn’t buy him off.

Again, each of the hijackers had something to hide and they all knew that time was running out, but they weren’t ready yet; they needed a few things first. Barbara Coe sent her CCIR goons to the Minuteman Project office on a day she knew that neither Jim nor Steve Eichler (Jim’s Chief advisor) would be there. The goons copied the mailing lists, financial records and other crucial information onto flash drives and attempted to format the hard drives. They also took files, equipment, official stationary, furniture and broke into Jim’s office to steal anything with his signature on it. When Jim Gilchrist heard about the break in he called Barbara Coe to ask if she knew anything about it. Barbara claimed it was to protect the Minuteman Project from Steve Eichler.

Here’s where the plot gets interesting; the hijackers had to have a reason to take control of the Minuteman Project, and they needed a scapegoat. They knew that Steve Eichler had been trying to convince Mr. Gilchrist to dismiss Deborah Courtney since May, 2006. Steve Eichler had also confronted Marvin Stewart about Stewart’s unauthorized spending of Minuteman Project funds for luxury items (Stewart also presented Jim Gilchrist a bill for speaking engagements). The hijackers believed that if they could drive a wedge between Eichler and Gilchrist, Jim would side with them; they could get rid of Eichler and have plenty of time to alter the records to cover their tracks. What the hijackers didn’t know is that Tommy Crenshaw (Gilchrist loyalist) had recently backed up all of the files and given Jim a copy.

Jim Gilchrist immediately began reviewing the files Tommy Crenshaw had provided him a few days before. It didn’t take long before he discovered the problem; someone was stealing, but it wasn’t Steve Eichler. As Jim studied the books he received a call from his webmaster, Linda Muller, informing him that she had been locked out of the website. When Jim asked her who could have done such a thing Linda replied, “Only Paul and I have access to change the password”. It was official; Barbara Coe and Deborah Courtney were up to something.

Jim called a meeting of all parties the next day in the hope of getting some answers; it was February 2nd, 2007. The hijackers arrived together with copies of the altered documents in hand and immediately began to attack Steve Eichler; they had no idea that Jim had been reading the originals. Jim allowed the hijackers to have their say before he confronted them with copies of the original documents. Then he fired them. Deborah Courtney made one last ditch effort to blackmail Jim and Steve with threats of “taking down the Minuteman Project” if Jim didn’t buy her off. A lesser man would have wrote a check and hoped they would go away, but not Jim Gilchrist.

And so, the war was on. The hijackers used Minuteman stationary to write up phony documents and used a scanner and laser printer to forge Jim’s signature. They submitted these documents to the Delaware Secretary of State’s office claiming to be the new board of directors of Minuteman Project; now they had the papers they needed to empty the bank accounts. The hijackers immediately changed the website; the front page had a post claiming that Jim Gilchrist had been fired and the contact page showed Marvin Stewart as the new President. The page also named Deborah Courtney as the Treasurer; a close friend of Deborah Courtney’s commented that making her treasurer was like making Michael Jackson the Dean of a boy’s school.

As Deborah and Paul Sielski used the mailing and email list to slander Jim Gilchrist, Marvin Stewart tried to gain support from the local Republican Party. The GOP was still sore at Gilchrist for running as an Independent against John Campbell in 2005; Stewart believed he could use the Party’s dislike for Gilchrist against him. However, a member/delegate of the California State Republican Party, Edwin R Williams had already warned the County Central Committee to stay clear of both sides until the matter could be sorted out in court. At the time Williams was reportedly working for the Minuteman PAC (a division of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps), but he had once served on the Minuteman Project board as the Director of Special Projects. Edwin had warned Mr. Gilchrist about Deborah Courtney in May of 2006 when he resigned from the Minuteman Project, but he had no documented proof. It was a “he said/she said” situation. When asked if he believed the advisors had the power to fire Gilchrist, Williams said, “They had no more power to fire Jim than I do to fire the Governor. We chose the title Director so that we could look like big shots, but Jim always had the final say in all decisions”.

At the darkest hour Jim’s webmaster, Linda Muller was able to convince the server to freeze the Minuteman Project website until Jim could fax the paperwork, proving his ownership. It took two weeks to convince the server to issue Jim a new password; by then Linda had created a new website that featured a “Hijacker Update” page.

Paul Sielski was the hijackers “webmaster”, but he had few skills and was mostly incompetent. Paul didn’t have the skill to create a new webpage, so he had all of the hijacker’s new domain names point to his MySpace page. Although MySpace is a good online community site, it is a poor substitute for a real website. Paul spent his time “trolling for friends” on MySpace, writing disjointed hate mail and making threats on online forums. Fortunately for Paul, the other hijackers were even less computer literate than he was. He lied and told them he was accomplishing important tasks, knowing they would never know the difference.

Paul posted a badly edited recording of the February 2nd, 2007 meeting on his MySpace page (minutemenfortruth.com). Of course he edited out the part where Jim fired them all and the part where Deborah became unhinged and made every threat she could think of. In fact most of the interesting parts of the meeting were removed, but what remained still made Marvin and Deborah look bad. After studying this story for the past few months, I’ve come to the conclusion that Paul Sielski just isn’t very bright.

Another thing the hijackers didn’t know (except Deborah) is that Paul Sielski was a fugitive from the law and has a history of domestic abuse, fraud, spousal rape and battery. Paul was arrested and sent back to Maryland in July 2007, where he is awaiting trial and facing 25 years in Federal prison. You may notice that his MySpace page and the website Minutemenfortruth.com has not been updated since. So now the hijackers have no internet presence at all, except for the stolen email lists.

After the news of Paul’s arrest the hijacker’s attorney, Jim Lacey petitioned the court to be removed from the case. He would be the first in a long line of lawyers to flee the hijackers after getting to know them. Apparently the old expression, “you can get a lawyer to sue anyone for anything”, may not be completely accurate.

Despite the Cease and Desist order, Deborah Courtney is still spinning lies and spewing hate through her stolen email list. Her ineloquent name calling and hateful rants have become more and more bizarre over the last few weeks. She hasn’t yet learned that everything she writes has been forwarded to the Minuteman Project Attorneys who keep all such letters in a special file. The funniest thing is she apparently doesn’t remember what version of her story she had already sent out to the list; her story changes from email to email.

Marvin Stewart has been taking advantage of the people’s confusion over the rightful control of the Minuteman Project. He attempted to settle a lawsuit the Minuteman Project had filed against Compton City College out of court; the trouble was, Stewart didn’t file that lawsuit, Jim Gilchrist did. Once again Marvin Stewart was caught red handed committing fraud. Before this incident he had artfully avoided publicly violating the court order by calling himself, “the President of the Minutemen”, while having others introduce him as “the President of the Minuteman Project”, but now he couldn’t explain away the $9,000 he attempted to con from Compton College.

Lately even Barbara Coe has distanced herself from Stewart and Courtney. Barbara’s attack on Jim Gilchrist caused most of her supporters to turn their backs on her. Now CCIR is a shadow of its former self and the donations have dried up. After 20 years of taking credit for the work of others and raking in the money of well meaning patriots, Barbara Coe may be looking for a real job.

As for Jim Gilchrist, he and a few remaining advisors are trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered organization. The independent audit has returned Jim’s credibility, but the lawyer’s fees and court costs have put The Minuteman Project deeply into debt. To survive the Minuteman Project must restart fundraising efforts, rebuild their contact lists from nothing, and reconnect with the volunteers that helped Jim build the organization in the first place. That is just what Jim plans to do. When reached for comment Jim stated, “this is far too important a cause to let greedy narcissists destroy it. We will move forward in this fight.”

If you wish to contact Jim and The Minuteman Project, to volunteer, show support, or make a contribution, he can be reached via the official site at: www.minutemanproject.com


48 posted on 12/01/2007 12:27:34 AM PST by Blue Collar Republican
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To: Blue Collar Republican

Thanks for the update


49 posted on 12/01/2007 5:32:02 AM PST by Ladycalif (Free The Texas 3 - Ramos, Compean and Hernandez)
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To: Blue Collar Republican

BTTT!!!

BTW, I thought I couldn’t tell anybody. ??????


50 posted on 12/01/2007 9:28:29 AM PST by gc4nra ( this tag line protected by Kimber and the First Amendment (I voted for McClintock))
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