Thursday, February 19, 2015

DEDICATED TO ALL THE GREAT AMERICAN VETERANS WHO PUT THEIR LIVE'S ON THE LINE FOR US. GOD BLESS YOU.



Thank God my parents raised me to CARE. First and foremost comes family, their safety, health, financial problem, any problems, emotional well being and if they are fine then help others in need. Sadly the Republican politicians were raised to think only about themselves, money, more money and how to control others. How can you think about others when you only think about YOURSELF !

  
" SNIPER "


 



“ Our GREAT Veterans lead the country in homelessness, mental health problems, PTSD, TBI, financial problems, depression, substance abuse and 29 GREAT WARRIORS DIE every day by committing SUICIDE AND THE HARDSHIP FAMILIES ARE LEFT TO DEAL WITH”.Who is accountable and responsible for the mass genocide of our GREAT WARRIORS ?

 The Republican Party Politicians (GOP)

Voted Against 8 Bills to Help Veterans since Obama took office--- May 2012

Here are the Bills in numerical order. In short, the GOP has voted TO NOT SUPPORT THE TROOPS at least 8 times. I think that is sufficient to call the GOP House Hypocrites and Phonies.

Bills Blocked By Republicans Since President Obama Took Office.

David Gregory, John McCain, and the media aren't covering this story so we have to.

Here's a concise extraction for easy viewing for those who are INTERESTED IN VETERANS ISSUES and need to know which party supports veterans and which party does not.

The rejected Bills are named:

H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act became H. R. 2875.

H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act

H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization

H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans

H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009

H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business Center Act

H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act

The GOP voted to cut 170,000 veterans from getting food stamps. Cruel and Inhuman House Republicans Voted to Cut Off Food for 170,000 Veterans.

GEORGE W. BUSH and DICK CHENEY started the ILLEGAL WARS and the GOP responded by being totally INHUMAN. To complete the picture read this....
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/republicans-va-funding_b_5395698.html



  WHO ARE THE REAL SNIPERS ? THOSE POLITICIANS WHO SEND THEM OFF TO WAR AND THEN WASH THEIR HANDS WHEN THEY RETURN................










Wednesday, February 11, 2015



"HUMAN HIBERNATION"
Safe and Secure

 Let your imagination take you

to places

UNKNOWN

ART is SUBJECTIVE 





 by Harvey Edwards



This is a sculpture not a print and is 5 feet by 7 feet with

 real rope and a cast from a real male person's feet.

A limited number of prints will be available
signed and numbered.





















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Saturday, January 31, 2015

THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN DOES NOT MAKE YOU SPECAL !




PRESS RELEASE

"American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland, Oprah Winfrey and Gilda Squire broke the law and JUSTICE will PREVAIL"



Jennifer Stah

Jennifer Stah

Jennifer Sta
Subject:  FEDERAL LAWSUIT Filed against  AMERICAN BALLET THREATRE dancer MISTY COPELAND, OPRAH WINFREY, GILDA SQUIRE, HARPO Inc.

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 50 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. I have given my heart and soul for over fifty years to communicate through my work my emotions about life, sadness, joy, frustration, truth and a different visual way to see the world. NO ONE IS GOING TO USE MY WORK UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.   I HAVE DEVOTED MY LIFE WHETHER YOU LIKE MY WORK OR NOT, IT IS WHO I AM AND NOBODY WILL TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME AND USE IT TO THEIR ADVANTAGE. 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 since that date. The moment Oprah Winfrey was served she immediately pulled off all the videos with Misty Copeland everywhere on the Internet. As Misty Copeland has her own back story so do I which I have never revealed to anyone now I will. This is the tip of the iceberg as Misty Copeland and and Gilda Squire her agent put out their own self promoting documentaries airing my copywritten pieces "LEG WARMERS " and "BALLET SLIPPERS" eleven times in an eight minute piece. Next week more solid information concerning the case to share with the public and will be brought out in court. This unlawful act could have been resolved 8 months ago if the defendants were not so arrogant and understand that the truth will come out and they will be marked as criminals.. and I will make sure the public knows also.

 

At some point Oprah Winfrey's production people were advised by, I
believe, Gilda Squire to blur out Leg Warmers. I have never authorized  Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN, 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 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 (HARPO) 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 images, "BALLET SLIPPERS" and "LEG WARMERS" in poster form, clearly visible and therefore the parties mentioned above are guilty of willful copyright infringement, which is a Federal Criminal and Civil crime.

 


  Oprah Winfrey, Misty Copeland and Gilda Squire, her agent/manager, have been made aware of their willful 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 on a daily basis videos, still pictures, times, dates, 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.
Photos available upon request to prove my case.


I have litigated 41 copyright infringement cases concerning my artwork, this will make number 42 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.


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.

 

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 41 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 42 is a whole new ball of wax. I tried to reach out to them as early as 8 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 (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



   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. In every interview she pushes the fact that she is African American which to me she is using that as a way to say I'm special because I'm black but the truth is she is only half BLACK., but everybody's special in their own way....just don't use it to promote yourself.

  

   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 work without 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, white, black, yellow, and every other skin color you can think of. I see only the talent that have to share with the world and color has no room deciding on who to work with or not. We are all human beings and not an ounce of difference between each other. What sets anyone apart is the talent they share with the general public. But not one, I repeat not one, supposed classical dancer has posed and exploited themselves in the many sexual poses that Misty Copeland has and using her skin color as a hook to get attention.. Looking at some of Misty Copeland's 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 and is so wrong. 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.


The most befuddling question is after they were all informed many times that they were breaking the law they have continued to do so as of this day. When you say to yourself, as all three have, "I AM ABOVE IT ALL" enough times you truly believe it's fact. That by definition is a mental disorder.
By Harvey Edwards



"HONESTY IS THE PURIST FORM OF RESPECT"



 
For more information please call 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







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Saturday, January 10, 2015

UNITE TO FIGHT AND DESTROY FOREVER.......THE RADICAL ISIS AND TALIBAN EXTREMISTS BLIGHT ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !




" HOMAGE TO CHARLIE HEBDO "


                                                                                                                                                                      by Harvey Edwards


CHARLIE HEBDO will live on FOREVER and the FREEDOM to express oneself
will NEVER be
 SILENCED.


UNITE TO FIGHT THE RADICAL EXTREMISTS  BLIGHT !


WRITE ON .................
JE SUIS CHARLIE


THIS IS WAR!




401-451-3321


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Thursday, November 13, 2014



HARVEY EDWARDS
 
PRESS RELEASE




Jennifer Stah

Jennifer Stah

Jennifer Sta
Subject:  FEDERAL LAWSUIT Filed against  AMERICAN BALLET THREATRE dancer MISTY COPELAND, OPRAH WINFREY, Gilda Squire, Harpo Inc. 

We have filed ........ Edwards v. Copeland, No. 5:14-cv-01762 (D. Conn.)
  

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, 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 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 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 mysatisfaction. 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 onthose 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

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








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