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Re: Appeal to USHPA Region 3 Director Ken Andrews

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:36 pm

Uh-oh...
Exclusion and Expulsion from Non-Profit Organizations - The Civil Rights Aspect
http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3083&context=clevstlrev
Leased Premises - One of the most common situations
in which the question of unconstitutional discrimination by a
private organization has been at issue arises where the organization
occupies premises leased from a governmental body. Here
the allegation is that the lease is a form of governmental aid,
which converts the ostensibly private acts of the organization
into a form of "state action."
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Re: Appeal to USHPA Region 3 Director Ken Andrews

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:25 pm

RickMasters wrote:Uh-oh...
Exclusion and Expulsion from Non-Profit Organizations - The Civil Rights Aspect
http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3083&context=clevstlrev
Leased Premises - One of the most common situations
in which the question of unconstitutional discrimination by a
private organization has been at issue arises where the organization
occupies premises leased from a governmental body. Here
the allegation is that the lease is a form of governmental aid,
which converts the ostensibly private acts of the organization
into a form of "state action."


Great find Rick!!

I just read the entire article, and it is very readable to non-lawyers like myself.

The article was written in 1965 and it was mostly focussed on the issue of racial discrimination. It's interesting to read the mainstream thoughts on that issue back in 1965, and to see how they have evolved to where we stand now.

As you pointed out in your quote, I believe that there are significant aspects of USHPA (and certainly the Torrey Pines Gliderport) that fall into the "state action" domain. This is especially true with the virtual monopoly that USHPA holds on flight at many otherwise public facilities on public land.

I have hoped that this issue might be resolved without resorting to the courts, and I was hoping that Ken might be instrumental in that outcome. But Ken's abandonment of the matter makes it clearer than ever that legal intervention might be needed. Please continue to post any other related articles, and thanks for posting this one!!!

As this 1965 article demonstrates, justice is an evolving effort. Thanks for your help in that evolution!!
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Re: Appeal to USHPA Region 3 Director Ken Andrews

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:05 pm

Hopefully no one will come to the conclusion that the U$hPA banishment was part of an effort to prevent citizens of Polish-American descent from participating in activities related to the municipality of San Diego.
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The above map illustrates how few citizens of Polish-American descent have chosen to live in the San Diego area. How many others have been mistreated?
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Re: Appeal to USHPA Region 3 Director Ken Andrews

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 am

As documented in this topic, I began appealing to Ken Andrews to correct USHPA's retaliation around the time of his election to the USHPA Board. It's been about 4 years now, and Ken Andrews is now USHPA's Secretary and a member of their "Executive Committee". Here's Ken's current "profile" on USHPA's web site:

From: https://www.ushpa.org/bio/board?ID=122434
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Kenneth Andrews
Secretary
2019 - 2020 | secretary@ushpa.org

Sylmar is my home site, and I am pleased to maintain memberships at several other sites in Southern California. On weekdays, I’m an electrical engineer working on spacecraft telecommunications at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; on weekends, I am pretty dependably flying a hang glider somewhere. I am an H-5 pilot and an observer, and have dabbled in the national competition scene enough to admire those who fly so much better than I ever will. While I'm ignorant about the ways of paragliders, aside from a lesson or two, I firmly believe that we're at our best when united as a single free-flight community


This is an email message that I sent to Ken Andrews and other Directors on Friday (2 days ago):

Subject: Request for Verification of Ongoing Expulsion

From: bob@ushawks.org
Date: Fri, November 29, 2019 4:15 pm (PST)

To: president@ushpa.org, vicepresident@ushpa.org, treasurer@ushpa.org, secretary@ushpa.org, director01@ushpa.org, director02@ushpa.org, director03@ushpa.org, director04@ushpa.org, director05@ushpa.org, director06@ushpa.org, gfdirector01@ushpa.org, gfdirector02@ushpa.org, gfdirector03@ushpa.org, gfdirector04@ushpa.org, gfdirector05@ushpa.org, gfdirector06@ushpa.org, gfdirector07@ushpa.org, gfdirector08@ushpa.org, gfdirector09@ushpa.org

Cc: KevinFaulconer@sandiego.gov, mayor@sandiego.gov, cityattorney@sandiego.gov, SanDiegoDA@sdcda.org, barbarabry@sandiego.gov, jennifercampbell@sandiego.gov, christopherward@sandiego.gov, monicamontgomery@sandiego.gov, markkersey@sandiego.gov, ChrisCate@sandiego.gov, scottsherman@sandiego.gov, vivianmoreno@sandiego.gov, georgettegomez@sandiego.gov, fourthdistrict@bos.lacounty.gov, bobkuczewski@gmail.com

Priority: High
Read Receipt: Requested


USHPA Board Members, cc/bcc others,

My name is Bob Kuczewski (USHPA #81898), and I am writing to request a confirmation that my expulsion from USHPA in 2015 remains in effect to this day (November 29th,2019). I have attached USHPA's 2015 notice of expulsion for your reference.

Please note that I applied for and obtained a 30 day membership from a USHPA instructor in February of 2019. The instructor was aware of the expulsion, yet he felt justified in issuing the 30 day membership anyway. He later informed me that he was subsequently contacted by USHPA and explicitly told to NOT issue any further 30 day memberships to me.

Please also "reply to all" with your response. I have included a number of policy makers in the copy address list and I would like it to be clear to them that I remain unable to use public land because I was expelled from USHPA for the reasons cited in the attached letter. These reasons include:

       - Starting an organization to potentially compete with USHPA
       - Testifying as an expert witness in a personal injury case
       - Speaking to the San Diego City Council about Torrey Pines

Your cooperation is appreciated.

Sincerely,
Bob Kuczewski
858-204-7499
bob@ushawks.org


I just got a reply from Ken Andrews that describes USHPA perfectly:


Your message To: Andrews, Kenneth
was deleted without being read on Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Re: Appeal to USHPA Region 3 Director Ken Andrews

Postby Craig Muhonen » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:02 pm

O.K. kennith, you believe in a United "free flight community", as you sit there in your "safe space" L Z. and refuse a "landing permit" to a very competent pilot. Your "Collective FBO" is stuck on the ground. You are an outstanding organization, although I think that YOU, (as a hang glider pilot) are "out....standing on the ground"......betraying "certain" fellow free heart flyers. (And I have no doubt that Your heart is flying free while you are in the air) But somehow it changes after you've folded .....................up Your glider. Your "ground" is quick sand, and I personally wish it was "quicker".

I don't think this post requires MY signature.
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Re: Appeal to USHPA Region 3 Director Ken Andrews

Postby Craig Muhonen » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:45 am

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EVxbsRMGPbg years have gone by, elections have been messed with, government and city council have gone dark, hate and animosity have taken over to the point that due process and civility have been thrown away. The bureaucracy and the "deep state" is relegated to a pile of blank paper, that they say has meaning.
The "squad" has infiltrated one of the best cities in the Country, and will never "allow" a conservative viewpoint. They have taken over a very very historic glider port. Pilots since 1930 have come here from all over the world to "fly", but because of a corrupted "business model", only paying "passengers" and "picnics" are pampered to now, and "Sailplanes" have been squashed to the bottom of a pile of aluminum tube and dacron. This glider port is on the National Historic Register for a reason, and it's not for the reason to take money consume massive amounts of not dogs.
Bravo to those who have stood (and are now seated), and to those few that are still standing every day, To put this "gold standard" of glider ports back into good standing with pilots and their familys, and put "slopping" down not dogs and cigarettes on the "low list".
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