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|Ex-drug thug plans video on how to hide drugs
"A one-time Texas drug agent described by his former boss as perhaps the best narcotics officer in the country plans to market a how-to video on concealing drugs and fooling police.Barry Cooper, who has worked for small police departments in East Texas, plans to launch a Web site next week where he will sell his video, 'Never Get Busted Again,' the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported in its online edition Thursday. A promotional video says Cooper will show viewers how to 'conceal their stash,' 'avoid narcotics profiling' and 'fool canines every time.' Cooper, who said he favors the legalization of marijuana, made the video in part because he believes the nation's fight against drugs is a waste of resources. Busting marijuana users fills up prisons with nonviolent offenders, he said. 'My main motivation in all of this is to teach Americans their civil liberties and what drives me in this is injustice and unfairness in our system,' Cooper told the newspaper." (12/22/06)
James Brown, 1933-2006
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
"James Brown, the undeniable 'Godfather of Soul,' told friends from his hospital bed that he was looking forward to performing on New Year's Eve, even though he was ill with pneumonia. His heart gave out a few hours later, on Christmas morning. The pompadoured dynamo whose classic singles include 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag' and 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' died Monday of heart failure, said his agent, Frank Copsidas of Intrigue Music. He was 73." (12/25/06)
passports issued by the US State Department after January 1 will have always-on radio frequency identification chips, making it easy for officials – and hackers – to grab your personal stats. Getting paranoid about strangers slurping up your identity? Here’s what you can do about it. But be careful – tampering with a passport is punishable by 25 years in prison. Not to mention the “special” customs search, with rubber gloves. Bon voyage!
1) RFID-tagged passports have a distinctive logo on the front cover; the chip is embedded in the back.
2) Sorry, “accidentally” leaving your passport in the jeans you just put in the washer won’t work. You’re more likely to ruin the passport itself than the chip.
3) Forget about nuking it in the microwave – the chip could burst into flames, leaving telltale scorch marks. Besides, have you ever smelled burnt passport?
4) The best approach? Hammer time. Hitting the chip with a blunt, hard object should disable it. A nonworking RFID doesn’t invalidate the passport, so you can still use it.
Ford might have been elected to the presidency on his own merit, BUT.... his lifetime of investment in his political credibility was SPENT in one day to whitewash Nixon. Likewise, the career-long investment in professional credibility of Colin Powell was spent in one day by Bush at the UN. Cannibals!
|Bush extends illegal search policy to mail
"President Bush quietly has claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant. Bush asserted the new authority Dec. 20 after signing legislation that overhauls some postal regulations. He then issued a 'signing statement' that declared his right to open mail under emergency conditions, contrary to existing law and contradicting the bill he had just signed, according to experts who have reviewed it. A White House spokeswoman disputed claims that the move gives Bush any new powers, saying the Constitution allows such searches." [editor's note: Dear heaven - MLS] (01/04/07)
FBI: Rehnquist used powerful sleep aid for a decade
"A physician at the U.S. Capitol prescribed a powerful sleep aid for William Rehnquist for nearly a decade while he was an associate justice of the Supreme Court, according to newly released FBI records. The records present a picture of a justice with chronic back pain who for many months took three times the recommended dosage of the drug Placidyl and then went into withdrawal in 1981 when he abruptly stopped taking it. Rehnquist checked himself into George Washington University Hospital, where he tried to escape in his pajamas and imagined that the CIA was plotting against him, the records indicate." (01/04/07)
UK: Cab driver's 420mph Cavalier
The Sun [UK]
"Cabbie Tom Matthews reckons cops are pulling a fast one -- after they accused him of speeding at 420MPH. Tom was in his 12-year-old Vauxhall Cavalier when he was snapped by a speed camera. But when notice of a £60 fine and three penalty points arrived, the recorded speed was 420mph -- in a 30mph zone.Tom, 34, said: 'I drive an old Cavalier -- not a jumbo jet. According to this, I've broken the land speed record.'" (01/04/07)
IL: Police seize roadblock protestor's car
"Elgin, Illinois police confiscated the car belonging to a sober man who protested on Thursday against officers for wasting his time at a holiday drunk driving roadblock. Innocent motorists on that day and throughout the weekend were pulled over and subjected to search and interrogations at the Pace bus station on Highland Avenue. Police issued expensive tickets to anyone whose papers were not in order. One motorist became so angry at being detained because he chose not to wear a seatbelt that he honked his horn and blasted his stereo in protest. For that, police confiscated his car, issued a $250 ticket and forced the motorist to walk home." (01/01/07)
MO: Police harassment caught on tape
"A teenager harassed by police in St. Louis, Missouri caught the incident on tape. Brett Darrow, 19, had his video camera rolling last month as he drove his 1997 Maxima, minding his own business. He approached a drunk driving roadblock where he was stopped, detained and threatened with arrest when he declined to enter a conversation with a police officer about his personal travel habits. Now Darrow is considering filing suit against St. Louis County Police. ... On that late November night, videotape confirms that Darrow had been ordered out of his vehicle after telling a policeman, 'I don't wish to discuss my personal life with you, officer.' Another officer attempted to move Darrow's car until he realized, 'I can't drive stick!' The officer took the opportunity to undertake a thorough search of the interior without probable cause. He found nothing. When Darrow asked why he was being detained, an officer explained, 'If you don't stop running your mouth, we're going to find a reason to lock you up tonight.' The threats ended when Darrow informed officers that they were being recorded. After speaking to a supervisor Darrow was finally released." (12/30/06)
“A surge in attacks on the city employees who write parking citations might be contributing to a projected 10-year low in revenue from those tickets. A representative of the parking control officers’ union said Thursday that the officers may be ‘reluctant’ to issue tickets because they are afraid they may be physically attacked. … In 2006, 28 officers were assaulted while performing their duties, which include issuing citations for illegally parked cars. That was an increase from the 17 officers who were assaulted in 2005. The officers are civilian employees of the Municipal Transportation Agency. During one week in November, four parking control officers were assaulted. On Nov. 21, 2006, one officer was hospitalized with a concussion and dislocated shoulder when a woman set upon her after she wrote her a ticket.” (01/20/07)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 10:16 AM
Subject: John Galt is calling...Where will you be on 7-7-7?
Americans for a Free Republic Alert!Dear Fellow Patriots:
This coming July 7, 2007, an historic event for the cause of freedom will take place --the FreedomFest Conference in Las Vegas, NV, produced by best selling author and economist Dr. Mark Skousen.
The reigning intelligentsia of the libertarian-conservative movement in America will be there from Congressman Ron Paul, to Whole Foods marketer John Mackey, to Hoover Institute scholar Dinesh D'Souza.
I will also be giving a speech. Please come. It is a spectacular place to learn, debate, socialize, and celebrate liberty. Attached is a promotional piece on the conference that will tell you all about the details. Don't miss reading it!!!
Americans for a Free Republic
P.S. Help to promote this cause by passing the attached flyer on to all those you know and care about. We cannot save freedom without your help!
Why would some of the world’s most highly paid speakers come to a conference at their own expense?
July 5-7, 2007 at Bally’s/Paris Resort, Las Vegas
Where Will You Be on 7-7-7?
Hello, this is Mark Skousen, editor of Forecasts & Strategies, and a regular speaker at the Money Show.
Last week I received a telephone call from one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. His name is John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market. In a short 20 years, he turned a small grocery store in Austin, Texas, into a gigantic “natural foods” phenomenon. My wife and I frequently make it a date to shop and even dine at the Whole Foods store in Manhattan, it’s so much fun.
I had sent John an invitation to speak at FreedomFest. He told me, “Mark, I turn down hundreds of invitations to speak each year, but FreedomFest is one I’d pay to attend. I wouldn’t miss it!” John will speak on “My Personal Philosophy of Self-Actualization: How I Turned a Money Loser Into a $9 Billion-Dollar Company.”
In addition, he will be in the “debate room” to discuss “Stakeholder Philosophy: Socially Responsible or Irresponsible?” with James O’Toole (Aspen Institute), Albert Meyer (Bastiat Capital), Steve Milloy (Free Enterprise Action Fund). John will also participate in a session on FLOW, his new “Peace through Commerce” outreach program on college campuses.
John Mackey has created a new brand of “conscious capitalism” that is revolutionizing business and our standard of living. And now you have a chance to hear him in person.
Why would a conference engender so much enthusiasm? Because FreedomFest is the most intense, rewarding, intellectual, create-your-own 3 day conference you will ever attended.
This year’s FreedomFest is scheduled for July 5-7, 2007 at Bally’s/Paris Resort in Las Vegas. Make it an unforgettable weekend. 7-7-7 in Las Vegas!
7 themes, 77 speakers, and over 777 like-minded attendees
There's never a dull moment at FreedomFest. We offer seven sessions simultaneously, including discussions and debates about philosophy and history, arts and entertainment, public policy and geo-politics, science and technology, economics and finance, and law and religion. We offer an exhibit hall, Laissez Faire Books (our official bookstore), several cocktail parties, lunches, and to top it all off, an incredible never-to-be-forgotten 7-7-7 Gala Banquet on Saturday night.
John Mackey isn’t the only big name who is anxious to attend FreedomFest.
Another is Nassim Taleb, a market wizard who graduated from the Wharton School. Several years ago, Nassim wrote a book that has created a cult following. “Fooled by Randomness” continues to be a bestseller, and Nassim is overwhelmed with requests to speak at major corporate events and top universities (he recently spoke at Columbia and Yale).
A friend had told him about my unique conference FreedomFest and he called me. “I get over 140 requests every year to speak for big bucks, but I’d be willing to pay all my expenses and speak at FreedomFest.” He will be speaking on his new book, “Black Swan: How We Can Predict What Really Matters.”
Ted Nicholas, the world’s top marketing guru, wrote me and said he and his wife were coming back to FreedomFest. “We love it!” He will do a special 2-hour seminar on “17 Life Changing Success Secrets.”
Of course, not every speaker comes at his own expense. We do have a small budget for speakers to cover honorariums and other costs for speakers who haven’t experienced this incredible 3-day intellectual feast. But the vast majority come because they know the value of FreedomFest.
* * * * * * * * * * *C-SPAN has covered all previous FreedomFest conferences, and with good reason. Our keynote speakers are tops. They will address everyone in the Gold Room, hosted by the world’s best emcee, Chip Wood.
"I feel an electricity here I have not felt in years." -- Nathaniel Branden
* * * * * * * * * * *
We have an incredible array of top-name speakers coming this year, including:
Art Laffer, a rare appearance of the Guru of Supply-Side Economics and money manager extraordinaire, will speak on “Why I Left California for Good” and “Geo-Political Investing: Is Your Portfolio Vulnerable to Attack?” Plus he will join me and Steve Moore (Wall Street Journal editorial board) on a special 3-hour seminar, “Money and Economics Today.”
We also pleased to have several business gurus speaking at FreedomFest. In addition to John Mackey of Whole Foods, we have James O’Toole (Aspen Institute) speaking on “The New American Workplace” and “Creating the Good Life,” an expert on the Aristotelian “golden mean.”
Keynote Speakers on Geo-Politics
FreedomFest would not be complete without hearing from some outstanding geo-political speakers, including special sessions on Middle East instability and cultural wars, with Dinesh D’Souza, Hoover scholar, on his new book, “The Enemy Within.” He will face Congressman Ron Paul, known on Capitol Hill as “Dr. No,” in the Big Debate on U. S. foreign policy and the war in Iraq. The sparks will fly!
June Arunga, director of Youth Affairs in Kenya and a fellow with the International Policy Network in London, will speak on “The New Africa.” Larry Abraham, editor of Insider Report, will speak on “What’s wrong with Conspiracy Theory.” Larry will also join James Marsh (University of Hawaii) and Mark Tier (Hong Kong and the Philippines) to discuss the “New Asia Boom: Friend or Foes of America?”
* * * * * * * * “FreedomFest is a great place to talk, argue, listen, celebrate the triumphs of liberty, assess the dangers to liberty, and provide that eternal vigilance that is the price of liberty.” --Milton Friedman
* * * * * * * *
Dare to Enter the “Debate Room”
The debate room is hugely popular at FreedomFest. Consider:
--The Stakeholder Philosophy of Business: Good or Bad?”
-- “Is Religion a Cause for Good, or Evil?”
-- “Darwinian Evolution: Is There Room for Design?”
-- “Immigration: Open or Closed Borders?”
-- “The War on Islamic Terrorism: Can It Be Won?”
World’s Top Scientists & Healthcare Experts Coming to FreedomFest
Science and technology are booming. You’ll hear from Michael Denton, M. D., microbiologist, and author of “Nature’s Destiny,” on the latest developments in DNA and evolutionary biology. Dr. Michael Shermer, columnist for Scientific American, will speak on the “New Science of Liberty” and “Why People Believe Weird Things.” (He and Denton will also square off in the debate room to discuss the future of Darwinian evolution and intelligent design.) Clive Wynn, popular bio-psychologist from University of Florida, on his new book, “Do Animals Think?”
If you’re not healthy, you’re not wealthy. So we’ve also brought to FreedomFest several health/exercise experts, including George Murdock on the exciting new “China Study” on diet, and exercise guru Harry King on “How to Live to be 100 and Enjoy It.”
Plus the Best and Brightest Philosophers
You’ll also get a chance to learn from the world’s most fascinating philosophers: Charles Murray, author of “The Bell Curve,” will lead a panel on “How to Write a Classic that Will Be a Bestseller 100 Years Later.” Nathaniel Branden, Ayn Rand’s former confident, on “Self-Esteem and its Enemies.” British Eamonn Butler (Adam Smith Institute) on “Why the House of Lords and the Monarchy are Libertarian!” Jack Pugsley (Sovereign Society) on “The Case Against Free-Market Think Tanks.” Lanny Ebenstein on the late great Milton Friedman; Nelson Hultberg (Americans for a Free Republic) on “How Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard Took Liberty Down the Wrong Road.” Brian Doherty (Reason Magazine) on his new book “Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement." And Jo Ann Skousen, English professor at Mercy College, will speak “The Libertarian Thought of the Transcendentalists in America.”
Top Financial Experts at the CAFE
For attendees seeking financial freedom, we have a first rate 3-day investment conference called the Skousen CAFÉ, the Center for Applied Finance & Economics. Speakers include:
Rick Rule, president, Global Resource Investments: “My Favorite Money Making Strategy: Financing Mega-Growth Natural Resource Companies.”
Marshall Langer, world’s foremost international tax attorney: “Yes, You Can Still Live and Invest Abroad Tax Free.”
Alex Green, Investment Director, Oxford Club: “The One Strategy that has Outperformed All My Other Recommendations…By Far!”
And I will be speaking on my new book, “Investing in One Lesson,” and my single most powerful -- and surprising -- strategy to make money.
Plus Albert Meyer (Bastiat Capital), Dan Denning (Strategic Investment), Horacio Marquez (Money Map Advantage), Frank Seuss (BFI Consulting), Michael Checkan (Asset Strategies International), Van Simmons (David Hall Rare Coins), Jon Golding (Global Financial Strategies), Frank Holmes (U. S. Global Investor), Keith Fitz-Gerald (The Skeptical Investor), Mark Tier (expert from Hong Kong), and many more.
* * * * * * * * * “Still the best conference I’ve ever attended!” --Alex Green, Investment Director, The Oxford Club
* * * * * * * * *
A Reasonably Price 3-Day Extravaganza
We’ve done everything possible to keep the price of FreedomFest reasonably low. We’ve arranged for a block of rooms at Bally’s: Only $97 per room. They will go quickly!
The “early bird” registration fee for the 3-day conference is $395 per person/$595 per couple (after March 15 the price goes up to $495 per person/$695 per couple). This fee includes all sessions, cocktail parties, and the sumptuous Saturday night gala banquet on 7-7-7. For more information, or to register, call Tami Holland, my delightful conference co-ordinator, at toll-free 1-866-266-5101. Or you can email her at tami@.... Or you can register online at www.freedomfest.com, and check our latest list of speakers, events and exhibitors.
One final thought: FreedomFest 2007 is going to be an historic event. Someday your kids will ask you, “Where were you on 7-7-7?” And you can say, “I was at FreedomFest in Las Vegas celebrating the greatest show on earth!”
FreedomFest. 7-7-7 in Las Vegas.
Fly there. Drive there. Bike there. Be there!
Yours for liberty & prosperity, AEIOU,
P. S. Want to bring your kids? We also have a special discount for college and high school students, only $195 per student. For more information, call Tami at 1-866-266-5101.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 4:35 PM
Subject: Maine revolts against digital U.S. ID card
Maine lawmakers on Thursday became the first in the nation to demand repeal of a federal law tightening identification requirements for drivers' licenses, a post-September 11 security measure that states say will cost them billions of dollars to administer.
Maine lawmakers passed a resolution urging repeal of the Real ID Act, which would create a national digital identification system by 2008. The lawmakers said it would cost Maine about $185 million, fail to boost security and put people at greater risk of identity theft.
Maine's resolution is the strongest stand yet by a state against the law, which Congress passed in May 2004 and gave states three years to implement. Similar repeal measures are pending in eight other states.
"We cannot be spending millions of state dollars on an initiative that does more harm to our state than good," said Maine's House Majority leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat, in a statement that called it a "massive unfunded federal mandate."
The ID act sets national standards for licenses which will have to include a digital photo, anti-counterfeiting features and machine-readable technology.
States will have to verify documents presented with license applications such as birth certificates, Social Security cards and utility bills, and will have to link their license databases so they can all be accessed as a single network.
States also will have to verify that a person applying for a license is in the country legally. States will be able to issue separate credentials to illegal aliens so that they will still be able to drive.
The National Governors Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators said in a September report that the law would cost states more than $11 billion over five years and take at least another seven years to implement.
"It's a national ID card on steroids," said Barry Steinhardt, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Technology and Liberty Project. "This will indeed be a real nightmare.
But backers say the driver's license -- a primary means of identification in the United States -- is fundamentally insecure because of widespread identity theft.
Some 227 million people hold drivers' licenses or identity cards given out by states, which issue or renew about 70 million each year.
|Mexico: Jealous husbands may face trial in court
"Mexican men who display extreme jealousy or avoid sex with their wives could be tried in court and punished under a new law, the special prosecutor for crimes against women told a local newspaper on Friday. Men who phone their wives every half hour to check up on them, constantly suspect them of infidelity or try to control the way they dress are committing the crime of jealousy, special prosecutor Alicia Elena Perez Duarte told Excelsior newspaper. Those who stop talking to their wives, avoid sex or try to convince suspicious spouses they are 'crazy' even if they are caught red-handed having an affair, are guilty of indifference, she said. Men found guilty of jealousy or indifference could face up to five years in prison, the newspaper said. Mexico's individual states will determine the punishments, it said." (02/27/07)
The new Audyofyl project is coming along well. It started out as a MySpace page, and we now have our own website displaying and selling a variety of audio products, including CDs of my old songs, both Nieve and dBoy's bands, and some new audio-book CDs of "stand-up commentary" taken from The Anti-Cyclops Papers, and the radio play Namvets '89.
We are now offering a program of online publishing of other people's work also. If you have an album or other audio project you'd like to make available very inexpensively for online mail order, check us out. (:--)
Here is a link to the MySpace page, which has links to the main webpage and lots of things to listen to:
AOL now offers free email to everyone. Find out more about what's free from AOL at AOL.com.
“A federal appeals court overturned the District of Columbia’s longstanding handgun ban Friday, rejecting the city’s argument that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applied only to militias. … The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the city cannot prevent people from keeping handguns in their homes. The ruling also struck down a requirement that owners of registered firearms must keep them unloaded and disassembled. The court did not address provisions that prohibit people from carrying unregistered guns outside the home. … Judge Karen Henderson dissented, writing that the Second Amendment does not apply to the District of Columbia because it is not a state. The Bush administration has endorsed individual gun-ownership rights, but the Supreme Court has never settled the issue. If the dispute makes it to the high court, it would be the first case in nearly 70 years to address the Second Amendment’s scope.” (03/09/07)
There is top level cooperation between the cable companies and the
government as part of a giant surveillance and information-gathering
network. The new range of cable boxes that all cable systems currently
use are employed as a junction 'decoder'. All of these new junction boxes
contain a tiny microphone inside and a black and white fisheye camera
behind the clear plastic on the front, and that the cable has return
channels included into its specification for sending these signals back
to the carrier.
It is possible for the cable companies to tune in to any
house with cable installed and listen in and see what is happening at any
particular time. It has already been used on a limited basis in the US
for detection of drug dealings and talk of tax evasion, without the
user's knowledge, and as a way for the government to "monitor and
track its society's real movements and thoughts". Periodically the
cable companies will give away a "free connection" in a sort of
competition scam to the people they want to target for monitoring.
The second piece of the puzzle is something that many have suspected, and
some killed for discovering. I have a friend who has been in the
telephone and cable business his entire adult life. During a recent
conversation about orgonite and disabling the *mind control function of
cell towers*, he said in a low voice that it was true that if you have
cable TV or cable internet, that the company knows everything that goes
on in your house. Remember Bush mandating that all T.V. go digital
shortly after taking office?
The FCC has designated Feb 17, 2009 as the new date for all TV broadcasts
to permanently switch to a digital signal. I had never seen my friend be
so serious in all the years that I have known him. When he brought the
subject up to his boss, he was told that "You don't know
this"... and "for your own good, forget this
conversation." Cable company's dirty little secret. By the way, my
boss also said that he did not have cable in *his* house!
An acquaintance who is involved with telecommunications recently told me
that the snoops have the ability to listen in ("two-way
interaction" is the way that he put it) through some kind of *Black
Box* in our television sets, via the cable hookups we invited into our
homes. He went on to say that a friend of his working through TV repair
school was advised *NOT* to question the purpose of the "black
box" in the television set that he was training on at the time.
Furthermore, he said that several former college roommates who specialize
in telecommunications of various kinds WILL NOT allow the cable into
their homes for just that reason. Obviously, we are way past George
Orwell's wildest dreams as far as the snoop-tech goes, so my question is
not so much "can they?", but "do they?" Is the black
box already there in my TV, do you suppose? Is the cable set up to carry
reverse signals? If so - who is "controlling" the plug at the
First, I can confirm this as non-rumor, but as *FACT*. This has been the
case for over a dozen years. The cable-ready set has had this ability
ever since the term "cable-ready" came into being.
I worked on a joint project, between the power company, the phone company
(Southwestern Bell), and the cable-tv company, over eleven years ago. We
discussed the "security options" that were available AT THAT
TIME. (this subject had nothing to do with the joint project, but was
just something that we tossed around for the six months that we were
together -- I made sure that the conversation came up from time to
The electric company had a small unit that would fit into a standard
two-plug wall box that was basically an FM transmitter. This sent a
signal out over the power lines that could be picked up anywhere that
another power line went. In fact, it was one of the "renegades"
in that effort who joined with Radio Shack and started what we now call
"nursery monitors" -- you know, those things that you plug into
the power line that sends a signal to "any other power plug in the
house." Well, mom and dad, it is also sending that signal to EVERY
OTHER power plug on the ENTIRE SYSTEM!
They also had a small fish-eye that replaced the middle screw in the
plug, which could send out a visual signal, but because of its size and
the quality of the FM signal, it was limited to motion detection. These
options were currently in use in some companies in the US, and was
marketed as a security feature in certain countries, mostly in Europe. It
could not be sold in the US, because "if everyone knew the potential
of this device, they would revolt." (this comment came from the
power company man, showing me that they were already aware of this
attitude, and were keeping the possibility quite on purpose).
They (the power companies main holding company) were, at that time,
working on a small computer-like interface that went in your power-meter,
that would allow them to monitor power usage AND CHANGE POWER CONSUMPTION
from a central location. This was needed in order to allow certain places
to be unaffected by "brownouts", we were told -- they could
reduce the amount of electricity that homes used in order to keep
"higher priority" places at full power.
Now, for the cable company. This was frightening to us, even at the time.
The cable company person would not speak to us openly about ANYTHING that
he was going to tell us, but eventually he even SHOWED US HOW SOME OF IT
WORKED! We didn't see all of what he told us about, but enough to believe
what he was saying.
All "cable-ready" TVs have at least 2 components that are not
needed for the television to function properly.
The first is an electronic eye - which you are told is to help 'adjust
the brightness'. The second is the 'cable-ready' unit - which is also
known as the "black box".
What you need to understand is that it isn't necessary to have your
television "ready" to accept the cable signal. My
circa-1979-non-cable-ready unit has no problem with cable reception (when
we had it). All you need is the connector that the cable wire plugs into
and you screw onto the back of the television unit.
Scary Points To Consider:
1. The electronic eye is a "two-way" unit that is sending back
a fairly high-quality picture of what is going on in the room where your
TV is located. The person telling us about this had actually seen some
images from it, and described a level of clarity (remember, this was
around 1983, so it is most likely much better by now) that was
frightening. (his rather crude comment had something to do with him being
able to count the pimples on your butt while you are doing the nasty on
2. The speaker is also "two-way". (this is one thing that we
saw - or should I more accurately describe - *heard*).
3. Both are active, "even if the television is turned off"!
Some of them can even remain powered on (with the set unplugged) from the
signal power coming in from the coax cable itself. The ONLY way to
protect yourself is to remove all cable television from your house.
Physically remove the connection to your house from outside and then
remove the cable and other outside connections to your television.
4. The signal from these cable-ready units that is sent out from your
cable-ready television goes out through the antenna connection, so that
even if you disconnect your cable connection to the house, the (then
ungrounded) wire IN the house is transmitting a signal that can be picked
up from some distance away. (this is another thing that we saw -- we
actually went down the alley listening in on conversations going on in
the houses we were passing) I don't know if the visual signal is also
being transmitted, but I KNOW that the audio signal was going out bright
There are places in Europe where these services were (and still are)
being offered on a commercial basis. The cable person made comments about
an agreement when the power-company person talked about people not
accepting these things in the US, but said that nobody there had
discussed those issues that openly.
Part of what we were doing in the joint project was taking records from
the three different organizations and verifying their accuracy (part of a
requirement from the Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which had a
person accompany us from time to time). We spent six months riding around
in company trucks, going from place to place, checking on the accuracy of
the records for that place. Because of the requirements of the project,
they used people who were "techies", instead of just
installers, repairmen, etc. All of us were considered to be the experts
in our fields. One week we would be in an electric company truck, one
week in a cable company truck or car, and another week in my phone
The power company person showed us some of the FM transmitters at one of
the companies while we were there, so I at least saw that piece of
equipment. Now, the power company was not in the business of supplying
the security for this company, they just had the listening devices
installed that interfaces with someone else's unit on-site. The
transmitters, he said, were turned down enough so that the signal didn't
just go out over the entire electrical net.
The cable company guy took us into one of the local cable company central
sites, and programmed in some of the additional options (something that
at the time he said not even the PUC knew about - remember they were
still not even talking about this much within their own ranks) for both
the central unit and the cable-ready television that was in the break
room there. Almost at once, we started to hear noises coming from the
built-in speaker on the control unit that he was working on. Since nobody
was in the break room at the time, he went in and started talking to us
in a whisper. We couldn't hear everything he said, bue we heard enough to
know that it was really working.
He made sure that he disabled everything and removed all of the options
from the menus, etc, that he had added.
Getting back to listening in on the conversations in the houses. We were
in the cable company truck while he was talking about this option. He
pointed out some of the various units and repeaters (something that takes
a signal and boosts it so that it can travel further) when he commented
on the ungrounded cable becoming a radio antenna. I could see how that
could work, but the power company person wanted something more than talk.
So we went behind a rather large apartment complex. The cable person
called in for a listing of registered users and services. These were
compared with what was actually in use (at the central connection for the
building), with the unauthorized services being disconnected (quite a lot
of them, I might add). The cable person then went to the back of the
truck and took out a pole that exteneded quite a ways (perhaps fifteen
feet) with a dense antenna at the end. This got plugged into a box with a
speaker. There was a lot of static and noise and stuff most of the time
that the pole was being passed across the various connections, but every
once in a while, there came through a very clear signal. Noises that were
clearly from various parts of the apartment were being heard -- a baby
crying that sounded fairly far away, like from another room, etc.
We were then told that if the units were truly programmed properly, like
was done at the central office, then each signal "might" be
heard a little better. Also, that if the unit was programmed properly,
that there was some sort of way that they would be (in future tense) able
to put them on separate frequencies, but at that time, it was not
possible. This future time was awaiting the advent of fiber-optic cabling
(then still mostly a theory).
This person, knowing that we were both as technically knowledgeable as
he/she was, WOULD NOT give out more details than that (notice that I have
been trying to keep my descriptions as generic as possible), so I don't
know anything more.
I did try to contact a cable company in one of the towns in Germany that
I had lived in, to see if they were aware of these things and could give
me more details, but was never able to really make them understand what I
was wanting (I don't speak German well enough, and they either did not
understand English enough, or faked that they did not understand what I
That's all that I can provide for now. I've called around here, and none
of the cable people will give me an answer, and no matter who I call
(service, cust reps, etc), I am transferred to some glibb, slick-tonged,
public relations type, who tells me that I'm not even in the same solar
system as reality. Not even when I tried to fake it by saying that I was
living here on a temp visa, and wanted the same security features that I
had in Ramstein ...
I can confirm a similar practice within satellite communications
products. I have not been involved with this for several years. But, I
used to work for a company (which no longer exists) that pioneered the
development of commercial use of mobile hand-held 2-way satcom
transceivers. At the time, the hand-held models were prototype and (at
least during the company's "official" existence) were never
completed. The system prior to the hand-held devices were somewhat larger
devices which were typically used on big rig trucks for tracking and
2-way communications between driver and company HQ. Anyway, to the point,
I was for about 3 years within the heart of this entire system. As it was
all a big prototype it was quite open (internally). I was involved to the
link-level of this protocol and discovered that the manufacturer of one
of the transceivers we used had built-in "master" codes that
could be used to activate or deactivate any function of the transceiver
from the manufacturers HQ, since of course, not only the customer and us,
the manufacturers had full access within our system "for diagnostic
and testing purposes".
The bottom line is the transceiver manufacturer had absolute control of
all these devices any time they wanted to use it (of course, so did I,
but I digress). Some of these devices were being used as unmanned
communications devices monitoring and controlling offshore oil rigs,
refrigeration units on trucks, whatever. In one experiment that I was
part of, we even used these devices to download and execute new software
for various computing devices that were connected at the other end.
Meaning computers that controlled whatever, in an unmanned remote
location (wherever) could be reprogrammed and executed via this satcom
transceiver. This was 1991. I'm sure if "they" wanted to fully
develop all of there capabilities, it would be done by now.
The transceiver manufacturer in this case was a Japanese company. The
stated intended use of this technology was to vastly improve air traffic
control (too much "control", if you ask me). When I presented
the complete proof of this capability within the protocol and
demonstrated it, I was simply told "who cares"?
Just another example of what goes on behind and within the scenes. I have
been intentionally vague about certain details for privacy and safety
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“Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson, poised to sign a bill making New Mexico the 12th state to legalize medical marijuana, said Thursday he realizes his action could become an issue in the presidential race. ‘So what if it’s risky? It’s the right thing to do,’ said Richardson, one of the candidates in the crowded 2008 field. ‘What we’re talking about is 160 people in deep pain. It only affects them.’ The legislation would create a program under which some patients — with a doctor’s recommendation — could use marijuana provided by the state health department. Lawmakers approved the bill Wednesday. The governor is expected to sign it in the next few weeks.” (03/15/07)
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“The U.S. Supreme Court considers on Monday its first major dispute on student free-speech rights in nearly 20 years, a case about the power of school authorities to censor what they viewed as a pro-drug message at a school-sponsored event. The high court hears arguments on whether constitutional free-speech rights under the First Amendment allow public schools to bar students at the faculty-supervised events from displaying messages said to promote the use of illegal drugs. The case could require the justices to draw the line on the boundaries between the students’ free-speech rights and the power of school officials to enforce their anti-drug policies.”
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Would you rather listen than read? PostPubCo's new AUDYOFYL project is coming along very well. In addition to the "family scrapbook" albums Bittersweet Dreams, Doomless, and the albums of Habit Rouge, we now have three volumes of political commentary from The Anti-Cyclops Papers, an hour long radio play about Vietnam veterans, and several short audio books including the 1850's Mexican fantasies of La Mantilla and The Devil's Own Horse.
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Students, groups, and individuals, can join the March for
freedom, by reading and signing the below declarations
USE OF OUR RIGHTS!
Let It Be Known: On May 1st - on Maine's Law Day ,and with the 1st
rally of the financially poor-hosting a cry for justice, the voice
of the underpaid workers, welfare mother,the disabled, and child
Let It Be Known Our founding fore fathers, decided to preserve
liberty and justice, that each person be able to petition our
courts, and have cases resolves upon the issues or on the actual
facts of the dispute. (Meaningful Access to our Courts). This is
what we learn in Civic Classes.
Let It Be Known The People at Hospitality House Inc., and the
people across this great state asks our legislature, and our
distinguished governor to fix an American Justice flaw, which has
openly existed for 3 decades.
Let it Be Known That Requiring stricter adherence to Maine rules of
court, of someone who self represents themselves in court, then is
expected of a lawyer-Is Un-American.
Let It Be Known We the underpaid are asking the State and Federal
Courts monitor itself, to see how many pro-se cases are dismissed
WITHOUT a trial.
Let It Be Known That "case law" cannot and should not remove 6th
amendment rights to bring and defend cases without the benefit of a
Let It Be Known We ask the Maine Legislature to fund the gathering
of this information from the past courts records.
Let It Be Known We ask to have future cases set-up to monitor how
many pro-se or self represented cases are dismissed on filing or
procedure alone. And how many cases are tossed technicalities out of
court without trial.
Let it Be Known By federal laws, the rights of the indigent of
Maine, and America, should be protected by all federal courts.
Let it Be Known The sixth amendment rights to bring or defend a case
is not "protected" when case law utters these fair sounding
words "That no self-represent litigant should benefit from their
lack of a lawyer." When these word are solely applied to procedural
technicalities alone. As rights of all incomes has been
increasingly denied, though out the past 3 decades.
Let it Be Known That us financially poor, and the underpaid will
raise their voices to correct this injustice. We will use our
voices, to invite Governor Baldacci, to correct this Un-American
loss of enjoyment of rights, in state Court.
Let It Also .Be Known, That in support of a more perfect freedom, I
affix my name below to endorse the principals of this above
document. Mainer's are no longer satisfied with simply the
appearance of justice; we want to enjoy our full inherent rights, in
the practice of liberty.
Please Print and havethose interested sign. Then Mail copies back
to Hospitality House Inc. PO Box 62 Hinckley ME.04944 USA. I will
photo copy signatures onto the master petition.
“Pennsylvania’s new statewide computer system makes it possible for the first time to put a number on how many warrants remain unserved across the state — 1.4 million, including more than 100 for homicide, The Associated Press has found. Pennsylvania is now the largest state to complete such a comprehensive court computer network, although several other large states — including California, New York and Ohio — are planning or implementing such systems, according to the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Va.” (04/08/07)
I seldom pass along inspirational stuff, but this one got to me.
I believe, in these difficult and mean-spirited times in which we live, there needs to be a message of "Hope."
We can all use a single image that speaks to us of love, harmony, peace, and joy. An image that suggests the universality of us all. A light to which we are all drawn. I have seen such an image, and I want to share it with you all.
All I ask is that all of you at least take a moment ... to reflect on it. SHELLY
Greetings to you all,
Not just for the visually handicapped, but also for the many who would rather listen than read, I've been reading and recording more things, and making them available on CD through the AUDYOFYL component of PostPubCo Inc. The latest is The Anti-Cyclops Papers Vol.4: "About That Old Time Religion." The CD runs one hour, including eight stand-up commentary pieces about religion, and its relation to law and society in America and the world. Here is a link to a page where you can listen to a sample track, and order the CD if ya like.
Don't pump gas on MAY 15th
In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.
If all Internet users do not go to a gas station on May 15th, in protest of high gas prices, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.
Please pass this on,
A "LAND of LAWS" Is Where Everyone
Can Utilize American Courts.
By Jan LightfootLane
While we were hoping for more, as schools and The Eastern Maine
Peace Center, six of us gathered to celebrate Law Day and make the
public aware that even the lower working classes, cannot afford to
have civil legal cases heard and decided upon the Facts.
For just over a half hour on windy May 1st 2007 we held our signs
above fancy stone works in front of the Bangor Federal Building.
This was the first Law Day Celebration `By the Poor themselves'. The
handmade placards sought Justice for the Poor and the underpaid.
Even through the stories of lost children, lost rights would bring a
tear to the most stoic of hearts, Jan said "We have not come here to
only cry-but to find solutions!" This was the rally shout. We want
to be heard. If the poorest of the poor are not given their day in
court according to their 6th Constitutional right, they could invoke
their 2nd amendment right.
The only lawyer from Bangor's Pine Tree Lawyer Judd Esty Kendrell,
stopped by and informed us a Gideon law was proposed by the Maine
Bar Association. And that a retiring Maine Supreme Court Judge was
endorsing this civil free lawyer for 1/3 of the need. And the
project was not funded.
He also said we should be "Happy" the establishment finally wanted
to "Protect our rights" and indicated perhaps we should disband and
meekly accept the drips and drabs of handouts from the authorities.
A cable access person filmed the entire thing except the caser
The one TV Station media who came, was told that the courts deny
access to the courts by the poor. This is an untold fact of which
the public must learn. 98% of all cases filed without a lawyer are
dismissed without fact one of the case ever being heard. They are
dismissed upon technical difficulties of improper filing. A day
late, did not bring up the defense in the paperwork. The petitioner
forgot to cross a t'.
This results in Justice being for Sale. The female citizens of Iraq
are unable to have court cases heard. And silently the same denial
of rights also happens in the USA. We can not be a "LAND of LAWS"
when America denies fair access to this lands courts for at least
50% of its Citizens.
Contrary to American ideals of freedom, when those who cannot afford
a lawyer are held to a stricter standards of precise filing than a
practicing lawyer.- America is less then free for 50%+ or more, of
If your family, or yourself cannot afford to lay out a $3,000
retainer- Then You are less than free. This May 1st rally was for
you. When only the "yacht rich" can afford our Constitutional rights
America provides merely the illusion of freedom. When only ones who
can afford attorneys can have the facts of their cases decided,
America offers but an empty promise of liberty.
The Civil Rights mid 1950' to early 1970's had 5% of the Population
speaking out, joining forces. They had generous backers. And the
civil rights movement of 6 decades ago had the Voice of the media.
At the rally the audience was told that the lawyer who augured the
Baker vs, Carr, Voters right case had his case ejected by the
Federal Courts. In 1961 Mr. Charles Rhynes stood before US Justice
Frankfort of the US Supreme Court and told the respected Jurist
that "the US Supreme court had a record of rejecting jurisdiction
for many cases"
With this gathering, the nonprofit Hospitality House Inc. of Maine,
has officially changed its focus from solely trying to assist one
family at a time, to attacking the Cause of poverty. Along with the
experts of the United Nation, it calls for civil rights.
Hospitality House Inc., realizes the causes of poverty is loss of
As incomes stands now 65% of the American population would have to
choice' to stop paying rent, in order to pay a $750. to $3,000
lawyer retainer to fight for their constitutional rights, or to get
our children back from a spouse or the state.
No mother should be reduced to tears because their abusive father-
who cracked open Moms jaw and back; stole her joint custody two
boys, eight years ago. With the mothers consent Hospitality House
Inc. will attempt to get media focus on the issue.
When us the underpaid routinely have our cases ejected for being one
day late in filing, for being sick for a pretrial hearing, and while
having most lawyers able to reinstate the case. This amounts to
unlawful discrimination against the underpaid.
But need 1% of the Maine and the National population to yell its
time to fix a broken legal system. And its time for the underpaid no
longer to be blamed but to be paid the amount it cost to pay Rent,
medical, food, heating, and other of lives basics-by employers. Its
time, for an untried attitude in America.
Hospitality House Inc. asked many diverse groups as groups working
to eliminate disabilities, poverty and homeless groups. Groups
working with the youth and the elderly, gay groups, church
organizations to Join forces in this fight. So we call for justice
and fair pay to flow like a rushing brook.
Changing the terminology from the Poor-the Low-income will take the
Blame off those paid an inadequate wage and blame those who pay less
than a full living wage. When everyone can either afford a lawyer or
is respected as much as a lawyer -Freedom will be ours.
Our rag tag band will only grow in size and power. We will not wait
350 years for the established to grant us our Full Justice. We will
demand Full Justice NOW.
| DC: Petition for rehearing of gun ban case denied
"Today, in a 6-4 vote, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a motion by the D.C. government to reconsider the court's blockbuster opinion in Parker v. District of Columbia. On March 9, the court held in Parker that 'the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms,' striking down a 31-year old ban on guns in the nation's capital. Moreover, the court continued, activities protected by the Amendment 'are not limited to militia service, nor is an individual's enjoyment of the right contingent upon his or her continued or intermittent enrollment in the militia.' That means the D.C. handgun ban is unconstitutional and, unless the Supreme Court overturns the Parker decision, the ban will have to be lifted. Most likely, the D.C. government will now ask the Supreme Court to review the appellate court decision. If so, the high court could decide this summer whether to take the case." (05/08/07)
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Subject: Neo-Con Republican Party Hijackers Seek To Ban Ron Paul
Anti-American trash want to end democratic process, kick Texas Congressman out of debates
Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet Thursday, May 17, 2007
Hijackers who have seized control of the Republican party are engaged in desperate damage control in an attempt to prevent real conservatives from reclaiming the party and are circling the wagons by calling for an end to the democratic process and for Ron Paul to be kicked out of the debates.
Fox News led the charge via their rigged and bias smear attempt against the Texas Congressman during the debate and its aftermath.
GOPAC chairman Michael Steele went so far as to suggest that Ron Paul should not belong to the Republican party, stating that he was "done" with Paul and did not care what the results of the FOX poll were, after it was revealed that Paul was leading the pack.
John Gibson and Michele Malkin parroted calls for Paul to be removed from the debates during a Big Story segment last night.
Now the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, Saul Anuzis, is circulating a petition among Republican National Committee members to ban Paul from more debates.
"The chairman of the Michigan Republican Party said Wednesday that he will try to bar Ron Paul from future GOP presidential debates because of remarks the Texas congressman made that suggested the Sept. 11 attacks were the fault of U.S. foreign policy," reports the Associated Press.
Saul Anuzis: Enemy of the democratic process wants to ban Ron Paul.
In response, Ron Paul supporter Dena Turner has launched an online petition to advocate Paul's participation in future debates and we urge you to sign it at http://www.petitiononline.com/RPRNC08/petition.html
The Neo-Con hijackers are having to resort to ending the democratic process simply to derail the Ron Paul juggernaut and their desperation is only going to expose their inherent fear that a real and sustained backlash against the one party system is at the door.
There is an orchestrated agenda underway to chill free speech and blackball the Texas Congressman despite the fact that he has won the vast majority of debate polls hands down.
The elite are scared stiff that a candidate who is not bought and paid for is generating this much interest and that the snowball is rolling and getting bigger every day. Their decision to move from ignoring him to actively smearing him has only backfired and garnered Paul the attention he might not have otherwise received.
Many people still remain defeatist and skeptical as to whether Ron Paul can actually compete for the presidency, but as we've said before, you don't have to move the rock, you just have to push it and by exposing the establishment by making them behave like the tyrants they are will only wake more people up in the long run.
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Need Freedom Lawyers to Join us at Hospitality House Inc. in Maine
Lets repair the arrogance of the Court-When judges refuse to
acknowledge New laws they do not like. Or deny Access to the Courts
for peoplemaking Under $75,000 a year.
Dear Washington Post:
Adequate Access to Justice
It's a mockery that the country exclaiming to love justice seems
prejudiced against the underpaid. It denies access to Courts for
those who make under $75,000 a year. These are people who can not
afford an attorney.
On June 26th 2007 the American Civil Liberties Union will invade
Washington DC 100,000 residents from across the USA calling for the
right of accused, to have trails, to be restored. Charitable groups
serving the poor, as Hospitality House Inc of Maine asks: What about
the constitutional rights silently lost before 911? What happen to
America's founding theory of "equal justice for all?"
.Our Liberty is based upon every citizen even the weakest among us,
being able to bring cases in Our Courts.
If the underpaid are asserting their rights without benefit of a
lawyer, their case will be kicked out with no evidence being heard
upon. It will be summarily dismissed solely on filing
technicalities, long before a trial.
In Maine the legal case which has been filed deals with another
aspect of governmental abuse. But to do so the case must go through
the gauntlet, of technical barriers. Many States case-laws impose an
impossible burden, on those who file without a lawyer. Regular
citizen must be as proficient as a 7 year practicing lawyer. Not
just as good as a fallible just out of law school lawyer.
This is an impossible standard. Even consistently applying an
impossible standard, is Unfair! –It results in Denial of Liberty.
The Washington Post alone, has this verison
PO Box 62 Hinckley ME
207/453-2353 Not usually reachable after 6PM.
Bootleg justice prevails in 07'-
Who will fight for Real Civil Rights.
by Jan LightfootLane
Restoration of Civil Rights was the theme of June 26th. In
Waterville or Winslow ME., near the Old Winslow Bridge, A big sign
was held in the lunch hour, from 12:J0 or so, to 1:00. Channel 5
covered the happening. The sign read "Restore Civil Rights to the
Underpaid." It could be a first step in underpaid American Citizens
gaining another aspect of freedom.
The Right to be heard in the courts.
To show Both sides of the issue the news report covered a District
Attorney saying there IS enough Civil legal representation. He is a
criminal prosecutor, How does he know of Civil Rights of the
Underpaid? He is only repeating a comfortable myth.
The DA said that Main e's legal Aid, covers the need. In 1992 it
was found by a blue ribbon panel, that 73% of the legal need went
unmeant, in those who financially qualified for Pine Tree Legal
Services. That number of unserved cases is UP in 2007.
In the past twenty-five years, Courts through out this land seems,
to delight in streamlining dockets by denying the poor Meaning
Access to our Justice. The Doors of our state and federal Courts are
shut to the Poor.
This is a non-sensible bar, also to those foolish enough to believe
they have a right to bring or defend any legal case with or without
a lawyer. The case law is a modified of "No person fighting for
their legal rights- without an attorney, should benefit from their
lack of the benefit of lawyers services."
Meaningful Access to this lands Courts, is for each and every case
being decided upon its own merits, the facts of the case. THIS IS
THE FOUNDATION OF OUR LIBERTY. Instead this illogical law says
someone filing a cause of action,or defending against a powerful
insurance company should know the number of days they have to sent
forth an rebuttal. And that complaint, or Brief and affidavits
against summary Judgment or dismissal, to clear the docket Should be
filed in 20 day or whatever.
There is a case law increasingly used in the past two 1/2 decades;
in effect that law says people representing themselves without
attorneys, or Pro-Ses must magically be as well educated in Legal
filing procedures of the Courts, as a mythical non-fallible lawyer.
This means the underpaid must be well read in technicalities of
crossing the I's and dotting the t's. And those who still believe
what they were taught in Civics classes, who file their legal case,
or defends one, on their own behalf - are tossed out of court with
an early dismissal. This is not the promised justice of the case
being heard then decided.
This action is to call for restoration of basic civil and human
rights. Hospitality House Inc, in Maine has spoken out, to say the
system is "Broken". The underpaid, lacks fair use of our courts.
To make this action more then a single dart aimed at the barricade
of injustice Hospitality House Inc. needspeopleand Civil Right, Gay,
Elderly Disabled group to join the effort. With your help to
purchase time to air radio and TV commericals, Hospitality House
Inc., will inform people that they are less free then in 1980.
The Charitable non-profit will also inform the public of an
extremely important public policy case brought by Jan LightfootLane,
it is about to be tossed without a trial. In a similar case the US
Maine United Stated District Court, ruled to streamline is docket.
it ruled Jan had no cause of action and no standing. This same
ruling of refusing jurisdiction, has happened in many other Civil
Rights cases-as the 1964 ruling of Baker v Carr, election laws.
.... "in other words, LightfootLane has no standing to complain-
simply that her government is violating the law." That is
a "Guantanamo bay, or an Iraqic attitude, of
an utterly forceful government".
It's an oppressive idea of government. One against the wishes of the
founding fathers, which strengthens the importance to make the
public aware even before 911 their rights are quietly vanishing.
A Land of the Free, means every no matter how weak or even
objectionable a personality has, each person has right to be heard.
Not simply to have valid cases dismissed, and told to shut-up.
This is not the America I Learnt of in school. We need to end our
silence and expose the reality of lost of right then say NO MORE;
every legal case filed will be heard.
If you want to assist, send cash so Hospitality House Inc. can make
and air a commerical.Write a letter of support of Hospitality House
Inc. send to Hospitality House Inc. PO Box 62 Hinckley ME 04944.
If you want to be heard send a letter or a quick post card saying
You want all cases to be heard, especially you want case number 1:
07-CV- 56 in the Bangor United States Court House to be heard, mail
this to US District Court, PO Box 1007, Bangor ME.04402.
The constitution does not provide any right which we the people are
unwilling to fight for. It provides the means to prevail in fighting
for our human rights.
The US and states Constitution is not self enforcing. Our fore
mother and fathers got off their back sides and fought the
oppressive government of England for our inherent rights.
It is time to remind this government the power rest with the people
who utilize our voice. It remains with you and me me if we peaceful
assert our rights. Now is the time for all underpaid-those whose
income is less then the cost to pay their rent. This is the working
poor and even nurses at $20. an hour.
They cannot afford to miss paying their rent for 2 months to pull
together a $1,400 lawyer retainer fee. This caser-law makes justice
for sale to anyone who can afford a good lawyer. It is far from the
blessing of Liberty. It is Time to speak out. Its time to join our
community leaders, who know poverty and court denial first hand. We
must point out in editorials where our system's broken, and call for
them to be fixed so in practice. So the practice live's up to the
ideal of freedom.
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