Archive | January, 2010

Ten Top INFO Links on New Funeral and Cemetery Legislation-YourFuneralGuy

31 Jan

The Bereaved Consumers Bill Of Rights is being considered in Congress.

Here are then ten top  info Links on the New Funeral And Cemetery Reform Legislation. The Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act of 2009 was proposed by Congressman Bobby Rush in response to the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal.

For the  first time in many years there is hope that consumers ill not be ripped off when someone dies.

Legislation

Congressman Bobby Rush Hearing OpeningStatement

FCA | STATEMENT

Order of the Golden Rule|Statement

NFDA Statement

NFDA|Testimony

Illinois Cemetery Oversight Testimomy

ICCFA Testimony

FTC |Testimony

Summary Of Committee Testimony

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Funeral Industry Websites ignoring New National Industry Legislation-YourFuneralGuy

31 Jan

ConnectingDirectors.com did not do a story this past week on Funeral and Cemetery Legislative reform.

Several Funeral Industry Websites are ignoring the Funeral and Cemetery Reform hearing that took place in Congress this past week. Connecting Directors.com did not do a story or even post a news article.   FuneralWire.com has no article on the current story,only a mention of the NFDA support letter of 11/13/09. The Bereaved Consumers Bill of rights Act

Now to ignore the biggest story on the  Funeral and Cemetery Reform legislation since the revision of the Funeral rule(law) in 1992 is flat out bias. Even Financial trading companies are reporting on the hearings-research.scottrade.com

Congressman Bobby Rush held hearings last Wednesday on Funeral and Cemetery reform- This Legislation  will help the Funeral Consumer.

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Illinois Politicos try to cremate Comptroller on Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal-YourFuneralGuy

31 Jan

It appears that some  Illinois Politicians are trying to throw Dan Hynes into the Cremation chamber.

Political Leaders tried to cremate  candidate Hynes on the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal at an SEIU Rally Saturday. The Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal, may be the worst in the Nations History.

Evidence Surfaced that Hynes knew about the Scandal in 2003 on Friday Night in both a  Burr Oak Cemetery Memo and a Illinois Office of Comptroller(IOC) Memo.

Quinn keeps hammering on Hynes incompetence on the Burr cemetery situation in a tv ad.

Hynes said he tried to encourage the owner of Burr Oak Perpetua  Inc. to do the right thing. but the revealed memo shows a cover up  of Grave desecration by the Company.

We tried to point [Perpetua] in the right direction to make sure they were following proper channels,” Hynes said.

via www.suntimes.com

Hynes  “not my job” response in the Burr Oak Cemertery Scandal  may cost him  the nomination for Governor. Political candidates are not the real culprits here, but  the Perpetua Company  and it’s owners are.

Following a get-out-the-vote rally with members of the Service Employees’ International Union, Quinn alleged Hynes knew of improper disposal of human remains and didn’t do anything about it.

“They were given specific information that they knew, that they acknowledge there were human remains not properly disposed of at the cemetery,” Quinn said. “Now the proper thing to do would have been to immediately investigate that, as he did with other cemeteries in Illinois, but they decided not to do anything. And I think they owe the people an explanation for why not and an apology for not acting properly.”

Rush, an African-American congressman from the South Side, said Hynes’ failure to act earlier was a disservice to the black community.

“He was so uncaring, so callous, so cavalier that he didn’t even lift a finger. Didn’t bat an eye, didn’t do anything,” Rush said. “The gall of this man to come now to ask for our votes for governor– when he has been probably the most callous comptroller in the history of this country when it relates to the pain and suffering of our community.”

via newsblogs.chicagotribune.com

Congressman Bobby Rush introduced  “FUNERAL AND CEMETERY REFORM”National Legislation after the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal.

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Link to Mindboggling Burr Oak Cemetery 2003 internal Memo-YourFuneralGuy

31 Jan

Illinois Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal Heating up the Illinois Governors Race

There is a link posted here to the mindbboggling  “Perpetua”  Burr Oak Internal Memo- from Silvy Cottton To Employees and or investors.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BURR OAK CEMETERY INTERNAL MEMO FROM 2003

A Friday night report by ABC CHICAGO revealed that The Illinois Comptroller Hynes office had the memo, and was aware of Potential  Burr Oak Cemetery  body desecration in 2003.

The Memo Clearly points to a  Perpetua INC,  cover up of known Grave desecration with an effort to hide the  info from  ILLINOS COMPTROLLER OFFICE  EMPLOYEE DAVID FOLEY.  Perpetua is a Funeral and cemetery company owner the of Burr Oak Cemetery (Scandal).

Comptroller Hynes Burr Oak Cemetery “not my job” regulating cemetery operations -RESPONSE- is true.  he only was responsible for Financial regulation. Still this does not play well with voters. The whole thing smacks of a smear campaign by sitting ILLINOIS governor Pat Quinn.

THE LATEST INFORMATION REVEALS PERPETUA INC AND SLIVY EDMONDS COTTON  ATTEMPTING TO  COVER UP GRAVE DESECRATION, AND POSSIBLE GRAVE ROBBING at BURR OAK CEMETERY.

Astute lawyers and victims have included Perpetua Inc and Slivy Cotton in their lawsuits.

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Source (Capitol Fax Blog)

Rich Miller of the Capitol Fax blog is the best blogger on Politics in the State of Illinois.

New Organ Donation Proposal from death row(Video)-YourFuneralGuy

30 Jan

There is a new video that proposes making organ donation available to death row inmates.  It also proposes making Organ donation a means of execution.

This solution seems to be far-fetched. But if you can get past the creepiness. It will save lives and keep the angel of death away from many.

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Many opposed to capital punishment find this a good idea.

NEWS:Hynes Knew about Burr Oak Grave desecration +”Silvy Cotton” in 2003|Your Funeral Guy

30 Jan

HYNES KNEW

It is being reported that State of Illinois Comptroller-Dan HYNES- knew about the Grave Desecrations at Burr Oak Cemetery in 2003.

Evidently Hyne’s Office became aware of Grave Desecration’s at Burr Oak, and his office  contacted  Silvy Cotton the then 03 Manager of Burr Oak Cemetery

This has been reported by the Capitol Fax Blog and ABC News.

IS THIS THE SMOKING GUN IN THE RACE FOR

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR?

CLICK HERE FOR AN ABC VIDEO REPORT.

I reported the  Silvy Cotton  part of the story on this blog that Cotton was involved with the Burr Oak Cemetery desecration in that she hired the arrested  2009 manager at Burr Oak Cemetery. I also stated she was involved in the Deborah Kellom funeral home Scam in St. Louis that took place at another Perpetua  Facillity with a 2009 conviction.

The source of the blog post came from one individual in St.Louis who wished to remain anonymous. THE OTHER SOURCE  WAS FROM THE CHICAGO AREA WITH A LOVED ONE AT BURR OAK-anonymous.. Other sources in St Louis, and CHICAGO would not confirm or deny a Silvy Cotton connection to Kellom and Wade Funeral Home or Burr Oak Cemetery.

When threatened by Silvy Edmomds Cotton  i retracted the blog because I had 2 sources, that would not back up my Statements. I deleted the post. Here is my Email Exchange with  Silvy Cotton,

Correction Demanded

yourfuneralguy@yahoo.com

From:
“SLIVY@xxx.com” <SLIVY@xxx.com>

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Burr Oak Cemetery Desecration Defendants plead Not Guilty
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DefendantCarolyn Towns was originally hired by Silvy Edmonds Cotton, Pereptua Inc. who also hired Deborah Kellom of the Wade Funeral Home Perpetua Scandal. Silvy Edmonds Cotton is a party to the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal because she is
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Mr. Burkhardt,
Your Blog incorrectly states that I hired Debora Kellom and that I am still apart of the Burr Oak/ Perpetua Management. Neither of these statements is true.  I have not been a part of the Perpeuta Management team since January 2004.  I demand that you correct those statements and will monitor any such future claims.  If these incorrect statements persist, I will consider legal action.
Sincerely,
Slivy Edmonds Cotton
Re: Correction Demanded

From:
Robert Burkhardt <yourfuneralguy@yahoo.com> 

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To: SLIVY@xxx.com

Hello

The Reference in question has been deleted even though there are 2 sources that state otherwise. If there is a chance it is not true it gets deleted..Always.

Joshua Slocum is involved here-that always calls for questions.

Were you a part of Portico LLM Enterprises? Or are they suing you?

What was your connection to Burr Oak? CedarPark?

You are named in the class action Lawsuit-Burr Oak Cemetery Why? I will continue to follow the money in this horrific situation and determine beyond question who is involved.

Reports show Slivy Edmonds Cotton, who remains listed under Perpetua management, and Portico LLM Enterprises took over the Pet Cemetery of Tucson in 2008.

Portico sued the former owner this summer, alleging fraud and misconduct, including selling headstones that were not provided and breaking into Portico offices to delete files.

At Perpetua, Edmonds Cotton oversaw Cedar Park, 12540 S. Halsted St. She told the Daily Southtown in 2000 she was inspired by Cedar Park’s uniqueness and beauty.——-Daily Southtown. http://www.southtownstar.com/burr-oak/1723194,081909perpetua.article

NOW I BELIEVED MY SOURCES AND ALWAYS THOUGHT SILVY COTTON WAS A KEY FIGURE IN THE BURR OAK CEMETERY HORROR(SCANDAL)

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It is true that Comptroller DAN  HYNES only had the authority to regulate money-BUT WHY DID HE NOT TURN IT OVER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IN 2003?

Memos and emails obtained by the I-Team reveal that top officials in the Illinois comptroller’s office knew in 2003 there was a problem with unearthed human remains at Burr Oak. And according to a confidential five-page report written by Burr Oak’s CEO in 2003, cemetery officials had reason to believe the grave-selling scandal had already started.

via abclocal.go.com

E Mails original to this post from your funeral guy

Pat Quinn told ABC7 Friday night that Hynes needs to come clean on what he knew about Burr Oaks and when he knew it.

via abclocal.go.com

New Funeral Home Software, integrates all-YourFuneralGuy

29 Jan

This Week New Funeral Software as revealed for Funeral Directors that integrates everything, except the funeral itself. No You Cannot have Your Funeral Online Yet. With new software everything is integrated, the funeral home website, the customers memorial sites, obituary sites and all vendors.  Funeral arrangements and funerals just got simpler.

“The ability for funeral directors to manage cases online while integrating products from all the major vendors just became a reality with today’s introduction of the FI Open Manager by Funeral Innovations, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for the funeral industry.via www.prweb.com

Funeral Directors can manage cases online with the FI Open Manager

Pricing was not revealed in the press release. Not yet happening cremations funerals and burials online But as I predicted in my book  “Rest In Peace, Insiders Tips  to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral” that will come.

Funeral Innovations is the nane of the company.

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PIC-via www.prweb.com