Sunday, May 17, 2015



HONOR OUR VETERANS
VS 
DISHONORABLE REPUBLICANS

The most honorable men and women we have in America are our VETERANS and the military now serving who are Protecting our citizens with their bravery above and beyond the call of duty. These great Americans put their lives on the line every day without hesitation. Whether it was wars, disasters, catastrophes or any threat against American citizens they stood tall to the call. Unless you have been on the front lines you can never ever understand what these brave men and women faced both physically and mentally. Veterans are the backbone that keeps America safe and secure amongst all odds. We owe them our lives for it is our veterans that make it possible for every man, woman, and child to sleep soundly at night knowing that twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week we are protected. Veterans, by law, deserve every possible opportunity that our government can provide including but not limited to medical care, financial aid, mental support, and a future for themselves and their families. When they return back to civilian life we must be there for THEM making sure the STRESS they endured during their time in the military service is absolved. "WE THE PEOPLE" have an obligation to them for a life free of stress, the BEST medical and emotional care they may require and a future, as they have put their lives on the line for us. WE AT THE LEAST, OWE THEM THAT.

THEY ARE THE REAL HERO'S OF AMERICA, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW.




The day we called this land AMERICA is the day obligations to it's citizens by politicians representing and caring for Americans became one in the same. Sadly this is not the case now. 

The problem is that most Republican politicians never served in the military or have been in combat or on the front line in WAR. All those great patriotic courageous citizens who enlisted to protect our country are controlled by orders they have sworn to uphold that are generated by politicians who willingly put them in HARMS WAY and then return to a nice safe haven at home. This is extremely idiotic for they know zero about the repercussions that our great VETERANS and those presently serving face every day and the permanent suffering both physically and mentally that affect their life and that of their families. Our soldiers are the true HERO'S of America. 

We were exploited by The Republican Party at our most vulnerable state when 9/11 occurred. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and others in The Republican Party saw a chance to deceive the American people by giving false information concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. This was presented to us on a jumbo screen at the United Nations presented by General Colin L. Powell. A man who we all believed knew the truth about Iraq. Bush and Cheney knew he could sell the WAR if General Powell gave the presentation on February 5th, 2003 as FACT. Americans now know the truth about Iraq and no weapons of mass destruction were found and Iraq never had any intention of going to WAR with America. Thus General Colin Powell was duped and because of that Colin Powell witnessed the biggest lie in US history. He watched our HERO'S die in Iraq in a WAR that we had no right to start, period. He also witnessed the real EVIL of The Republican Party under monsters Bush and Cheney. It was at that moment that commonsense took over and he proudly left The Republican Party. I and most Americans would like and need all those responsible for this Illegal war against Iraq on by our government and we know who they are and it began at the TOP.

The Republican's, the war mongers, who are so eager to send our men and women to the front line to die, to become wounded and maimed, who denounce anyone who dares to criticize their policies, who cry traitor if we don't wave the flag are the first to turn their collective backs when our brave men and women return home. They are the traitors. They do not welcome back by our veterans with open arms. No - All the republicans, except for 6, voted against The Veteran's Bill. They voted against the constitution. They voted to deny our Veterans the "right to LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS".


"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." 






This is the time to Honor and support our VETERANS for they are our security blanket that keeps America STRONG.......  



               
We thank all our VETERANS and men and women now serving with all our hearts for without you AMERICA WOULD NOT EXIST.




"GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES MILITARY."





 A MUST WATCH - A MAN WITH  MORE COMMONSENSE THAN ANY OTHER POLITICIAN AND VOYED AGAINST THE WAR ! 



THE TRUTH IS STARING YOU IN YOUR FACE.
What political Party will vote against taking care of our American VETERANS AND THOSE SERVING IN THE MILITARY NOW ?
JUST LOOK IT UP.

Which PoliTical Party VOTED AGAINST the VETERANS BILL
IN 2014 ?

NOW YOU KNOW WHICH PARTY TO VOTE FOR IN 2016.





TIME TO RID OURSELVES OF THE
 WAR MONGERS
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
FIGHT THE REPUBLICAN BLIGHT.

AND




" BRING BACK THE AMERICA
 WE LOVE "


I know GOD would say take care of your family first and the VETERANS are our family. We must make sure they are taken care of whatever the cost.


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by Harvey Edwards






Monday, May 11, 2015



HARVEY EDWARDS


PRESS RELEASE

"THE CASE IS SETTLED"

I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME

To sum it up you cannot use a persons life's work without repercussions. 


THE TRUTH ALWAYS COMES OUT.

We have filed ........ Edwards v. Copeland, No. 5:14-cv-01762 (D. Conn.)
RFC Case Number:    C-H14-1762M
Court Case Number:    3:14-cv-01762
File Date:    Monday, November 24, 2014
Plaintiff:    Harvey Edwards
Plaintiff Counsel: Ian Roffman, Nutter, McMclennen & Fish
also 
David P. Friedman, Kristen L. Zaehringer of Murtha Cullina LLP

Defendant:    Misty Copeland 
Gilda Squire
Harpo Inc. 
Cause:    17:101 Copyright Infringement
Court:    Connecticut District Court
Judge:    Judge Robert N. Chatigny 


I, Harvey Edwards, have been a professional photographer for
over 40 years and have created some of the most iconic
ballet images that are known around the world. "LEG WARMERS" and "BALLET SLIPPERS" are several on those images. The registered copyright numbers on those images are VA 78-073 and VA 67-170 and were created in 1979. "BALLET SLIPPERS" was part of the background of OWN TV Super Soul Sunday video of American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland that aired on September 29, 2014. It has been shown on at least ten other internet sites. As of this date November 13, 2014 they are still being aired worldwide. As Misty Copeland has her own back story so do I which I have never revealed to anyone now I will.
At some point your production people were advised by, I
believe, Gilda Squire to blur out Leg Warmers. I have never authorized 
Oprah Winfrey Network (Harpo), American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland or Gilda Squire any other person or production company permission to film, copy, release for public or commercial usage, a release or an authorization use any of my images, specifically "LEG WARMERS" or "BALLET SLIPPERS" for public or commercial usage to, in this case, Oprah Winfrey Network or any other self promoting videos about Misty Copeland.  At that time, red flags should have notified the staff at OWN to seek out the creator of "BALLET SLIPPERS" and verify whether or not a copyright existed and if permission had been granted for its usage. Oprah Winfrey Network as well as Misty Copeland and Guilda Squire was lax in not doing their due diligence and allowed thisvideo and other videos to air with my copyrighted image, "BALLET SLIPPERS" and "LEG WARMERS" in poster form, clearly visible and therefore the parties mentioned above are guilty of willfull copyright infringement, which is a Federal criminal and civilcrime.


  Oprah Winfrey, Misty Copeland and Gilda Squire, her agent/manager, have

been made aware of their willfull infringement of my two
copyrighted images, "LEG WARMERS" and "BALLET SLIPPERS", that
appear in poster form that appear in several Misty Copeland and in Super Soul Sunday self promoting videos just to name a few. They have ignored my attorneys attempt to settle this privately but have chosen to ignore this dire situation. Thus litigation naming Oprah Winfrey, Misty Copeland and Gilda Squire, her agent / manager / publicist, once a publicist for Goldman Sachs 1996-2001 five years four months, do I need to say anymore !
We have researched this thoroughly and have videos, still pictures, times, dates,verbal and written documentation that they allowed both images to be shownrepeatedly without ever providing any release or authorization to use, distribute or display my images in any video or still images. That is because they never had a release from me. Photos available upon request.


I have litigated 40 copyright infringement cases concerning my artwork, this will make number 41 and they have all been settled quickly in my favor, amicably and to my satisfaction. I expected this to be the case and the cases against Oprah Winfrey, Misty Copeland and Guilda Squire. No matter how Extremely Rich or Famous you think you are breaking the law DOES NOT give you a free get out of JAIL card.


For more information email Jane.Rivlan@yahoo.com or call 401-451-3321

All three defendants have ignored the serious unlawful usage of my artwork thus we will file on Monday Nov 24, 2014 a lawsuit and have against Oprah Winfrey Network (Harpo), American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland and her agent Guilda Squire in Connecticut Federal Court, Hartford, Connecticut. 
You may reach me at 401- 451- 3321 
Email Harvey@HarveyEdwards.com
http://harveyedwards.com/

"LIFE INSPIRES ART"   My artwork both artistic and political.....http://harveyedwards.blogspot.com/2011/12/life-and-times-of-harvey-edwards.html


The Summation By Harvey Edwards
    Let me preface this piece by apologizing, as I am not a professional writer, for any grammatical errors. But, am I sorry for but the heart of this piece? I am not. 
   How did we come to this situation of three successful individuals breaking federal law? I have gone through 39 copyright infringement cases where others have used my art work that has been copyrighted, and thus protected by law, without any release. That's understandable, people make mistakes we are all human. When that happens I have never taken them to court as we work out a solution and the problem is gone. All have acted professionally and owned up to their mistake and that's how it should be, but now case number 40 is a whole new ball of wax. I tried to reach out to them as early as 3 months ago, as did my attorney, to settle this amicably and privately. We not only were met with resistance but in the case of Gilda Squire with insults, accusations and arrogance. Each defendant, Oprah Winfrey, Misty Copeland and her puppeteer (agent / publicist) Gilda Squire believes that they have their own set of laws that they abide by and thus this federal law does not apply to them. 
   Let's take Oprah Winfrey first, a very rich person whose ego, I believe, far surpasses any other human on our planet. This is a huge medical problem. Yes, she is generous but when she gives her audience 275 brand new cars, whether they need one or not, for free while seventeen million young children go hungry each night in America then she has a problem. All her priorities in life are so far askew that not even the best medical team could help her. It's a commonsense answer EGO, EGO, EGO and the inherent feeling of being needed, loved and admired whom ever she needs to pay for that attention. 
   Now Misty Copeland, granted she has come up against many barriers in life to become a dancer with American Ballet Theatre, but every human being on this planet has had obstacles that they have had to overcome. I too have had severe hardships in my life but have only shared them with my family and a few friends and have never gone to the general public to elicit their sympathy in order to promote myself. I have fought with my entire being to overcome my problems to achieve the respect from my workwithout using the crutch of sympathy. Many times it boils down to timing, luck, perseverance and your own innate talent. Misty Copeland touts herself as a role model for all the young aspiring ballerinas. Over the past 35 years I have worked with the best dancers in the world but not one, I repeat not one, has posed and exploited themselves in the many sexual poses that Misty Copeland has. Looking at some of these provocative and lewd images I don't know of any parent who would ever want Copeland as a role model for their children. But in her mind she thinks she is, that's bullshit. Don't believe me? Just google her name and go to some of her images and videos such as her posing on top of a piano under the Brooklyn Bridge - the only thing missing is the pole. To me, some look like soft porn and not about being a classical ballet dancer which she always pontificates on in every self promoting interview. Spokesperson for the Boys and Girls Club? I think not. Somebody in corporate for the organization should think seriously if they really want Misty Copeland to represent them. I believe in protecting young children as they are absorbing everything as the truth. She says she overcame adversity but to become what; a sex symbol or a classical ballet dancer? To be role model you must choose one. In her quest for fame and fortune what one sees as a "role model" is someone who sold her soul to the devil. After you look at some of her pictures I think you'll agree with me too.Misty Copeland is not the role model anyone wants for their children. 


   Last, but not least, the puppeteer (agent / publicist), Gilda Squire was once a publicist for the Wall St brokerage firm Goldman Sachs, emphasize the gold in Goldman. Ms. Squire is a spin doctor, that's her job, getting the public to admire her client even through unscrupulous means which of course turns into money, her main objective. 


By Harvey Edwards 



On a personal note, I never had talked about or looked for sympathy to promote myself as Misty Copleand does. Everyone has a sad story and had hard times in their life's. Nobody except my family and you now know that my father died when I was a child and that my mother died when the doctor preforming a very routine procedure botched up and she died a month later from that. Nor does anyone know I had agoraphobia and could not leave my house for years and decided that either I would just give up or fight with all my might to get out and make a life of creativity to express myself. The fact that I live with depression which is a challenge every day I wake up. Does the public know about this NO. I am NOT looking for anyone to feel sorry for me but proud of what I have accomplished through hard times and let that be my source of satisfaction without the spin that Misty Copeland and her agent Gilda Squire has used to promote her with a sad story of her life growing up. Every human on this planet has been through hell sometime in their life but you normally don't hear about it over and over again and again.




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To Legal Department

Oprah Winfrey Network
Harpo Studios 1058 W. Washington Blvd,
Chicago, Il 60607

November 20, 2014


Oprah Winfrey,

I, Harvey Edwards, have been a professional photographer for
over 40 years and have created some of the most iconic
ballet images that are known around the world. "LEG WARMERS" and "BALLET SLIPPERS" are several on those images. The registered copyright numbers on those images are VA 78-073 and VA 67-170 and were created in 1979."BALLET SLIPPERS" was part of the background of OWN TV Super Soul Sunday video of American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland that aired on September 29, 2014 and is still airing as of Dec 17, 20014 Worldwide. It has been shown on at least ten other internet sites. 





At some point your production people were advised by, I
believe, Gilda Squire to blur out Leg Warmers. I have never authorized 
Oprah Winfrey Network, Gilda Squire or American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland or any other person or production company permission to film, copy, release for public or commercial usage, a release or an authorization use any of my images, specifically "LEG WARMERS" or "BALLET SLIPPERS" for public or commercial usage to, in this case, Oprah Winfrey Network or any other self promoting videos such as Misty Copeland - 15, Dance Channel TV or Madame Noir about Misty Copeland or many others showing these two posters of mine.  At that time, red flags should have notified the staff at OWN to seek out the creator of "BALLET SLIPPERS" and verify whether or not a copyright existed and if permission had been granted for its usage. Oprah Winfrey Network as well as Misty Copeland and Guilda Squire was lax in not doing their due diligence and allowed this video and other videos to air with my copyrighted image, "BALLET SLIPPERS" and "LEG WARMERS" in poster form, clearly visible and therefore the parties mentioned above are guilty of willfull copyright infringement, which is a Federal criminal and civil crime.



Misty Copeland and Gilda Squire, her agent/manager, have been made aware of their willfull infringement of my twocopyrighted images, "LEG WARMERS" and "BALLET SLIPPERS", that appear in poster form that appear in several Misty Copeland self promoting videos. They have ignored my attorneys  attempt to settle this privately but have chosen to ignore this dire situation. Thus litigation naming Oprah Winfrey, Misty Copeland and Gilda Squire, her agent / manager / publicist, once a publicist for Goldman Sachs 1996-2001 five years four months, do I need to say anymore !

We have researched this thoroughly and have verbal and written
documentation that they allowed both images to be shown
repeatedly without ever providing any release or authorization to use, distribute or display my images in any video or still images. That is because they never had a release from me. I have further documented in stills and video, dates and times of all usage that my artwork appears in on other sites that have shown this video and several others that contain my copywritten artwork.  More Photos available upon request concerning this lawsuit.
I have litigated 39 copyright infringement cases concerning my artwork, this will make number 40 and they have all been settled quickly in my favor, amicably and to my satisfaction. I expect this to be the case and the cases against Misty Copeland and Guilda Squire. No matter how Extremely Rich or Famous you think you are breaking the law DOES NOT give you a free get out of JAIL card.You have ignored the serious unlawful usage of my artwork thus we have
  filed a lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey Network (Harpo Inc.), American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland and her agent Guilda Squire in Connecticut Federal Court, Hartford, Connecticut. 


Harvey Edwards


You may reach me at 401-451-3321
Email `Harveyz@HarveyEdwards.com






http://harveyedwards.com/
"LIFE INSPIRES ART"
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015


OUT OF HELL TO HEAVEN





 " An unyielding commitment, perseverance, dedication and a mindset as strong as STEEL will you achieve your ultimate goal."
                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                   by Harvey Edwards

PS: LIFE IS SHORT, BE KIND, HELP THE NEEDY AND WHATEVER THE GOVERNMENT TELLS YOU FORGET IT.   USE YOUR OWN COMMONSENSE, THUS LIFE WILL BE GOOD FOR ALL AMERICANS THAT ARE WORTHY AND THOSE THAT ARE GREEDY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MISFORTUNE SCREW THEM.





Harvey@HarveyEdwards.com 
http://harveyedwards.com/
"LIFE INSPIRES ART"
http://harveyedwards.blogspot.com/2011/12/life-and-times-of-harvey-edwards.html
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Sunday, April 26, 2015



" THE QUIET CORNER, CT
 WILL SLOWLY DIE "




To Governor D. Malloy,

There are two things that act as an anchor in communities across America; a college and a hospital. In The Quiet Corner, Day Kimball Hospital is our anchor. You already know the statistics from the thousand plus residents who work there to the tens of thousands of patients who are treated there. It has been given high praise from the medical community at large for it's work in primary stroke care, for the stabilization of patients with heart attacks, for their high risk maternal fetal medicine doctor so their patients no longer need to travel to Hartford for sometimes weekly visits. It is also a hub for local residents in the thirteen communities they serve to receive mental health care, nutritional advice, new family counseling, and support both medical, educational and financial. These are a few of those programs: Deary Memorial Cancer Fund, social services, Quiet Corner Elder Screening Tool (QUEST), Healthy Start, Nurturing Families Network, Wendy's Place, Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC).

As a proud resident living in The Quiet Corner of Connecticut we only have one nearby source that can keep us alive and healthy that being Day Kimball Hospital. If you cause Day Kimball Hospital to close or curtail it's health care services we would be forced to go to the closest in-state hospital which is approximately 40 to 60 minutes away and that would jeopardize the lives of any resident in this area. Any health care provider will tell you that minutes, sometimes seconds, count in a person's ability to survive a heart attack, stroke or any other live threatening trauma. Are you willing to risk the lives and well being of the people who depend on Day Kimball Hospital? Are you telling us that you're putting a price on our survival ?

Without the financial support from our State not only would Day Kimball suffer as it's services and staff would have to be dramatically cut but our surrounding communities would suffer a devastating fate as well. Putnam would suffer the most. For the past several years Putnam has worked hard to revitalize the downtown area attracting restaurants that have received high praise across the state, to the antique shops, the clothing stores, the craft, food and coffee shops to the new boutique hotel, automobile dealerships and service centers as well as all the other stores that one needs to exist in a community. All of this will perish and The Quiet Corner will go from being one of the fastest growing counties to literally the fastest new ghost town of Northeast Connecticut. 






Is the state really saving money by cutting millions from Day Kimball's budget? I think not. The money you may save will be spent on food stamps, Medicaid and other social services that may help Connecticut's Quiet Corner citizens to minimally survive.

It's time for our State Government to step up and do what's right for their citizens and not the bottom line. Keep the $12,000,000 in the budget for Day Kimball Hospital.  We implore you, Governor Malloy, to make the honorable and correct decision so that ALL THE PEOPLE in The Quiet Corner can sleep at night assured that, you, our Governor is watching over our community and all that reside here. THAT IS JOB ! ! !

Do the right thing, use commonsense and 
support the care and well being of the people of The Quiet Corner before The Quiet Corner becomes silent - forever.



Please save
 "THE QUIET CORNER"

Contact Governor Dan Malloy


State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, Connecticut 06106
TelephoneLocal: 860-566-4840
 Toll-Free 1-800-406-1527
Twitter: @GovMalloyOffice


CONNECTICUT STATE GOVERNOR    

  - Dannel R. Malloy & Lt, Governor
NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT LEGISLATORS    

  - Representatives Mike Alberts (R -50), Sam Belsito (R-53), Paul Brycki (D-45), Doug Dubitsky (R-47), Christine Rosati (D-44), and Daniel Rovero (D-51)
  - Senators Mae Flexer (D-29), Anthony Guglielmo (R-35) and Andrew Maynard (D-18)


WE NEED TO PROTEST AT THE CAPITAL
NOT ONLY FOR US BUT ALL THE HEALTH CARE FACULTIES IN CT

THIS IS A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION !


WE WILL FIGHT ON TO
STAY ALIVE....









Harvey Edwards
Resident Email










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