One of the most interesting people on the foreclosure resistence scene over the past few years has been California Attorney Michael T. Pines. Like the author of this blog, Mr. Pines is now no longer entitled (“active” or “licensed”) to practice law in the State of California. His Complaint filed last year in the Northern District of California Michael T Pines’ NDCA Complaint for FDCPA-Wrongful Foreclosure 10-02622 Class Action was excellent and came closest to showing him a blood brother of mine as any (licensed or unlicensed) attorney’s or lawyer’s work I have ever read, as I have several times stated, but he abandoned it without much of a fight 09-27-2010 10-cv-02622-RS Case Status Report. Since then, he has moved south into Ventura, Orange and San Diego counties where he has both preached and practiced civil disobedience. I found this order (“prejudicial preliminary judgment”) on-line under Pines’ name at the California State Bar Website (http://members.calbar.ca.gov/courtDocs/11-TE-10948-1.pdf) concerning his suspension from practice by my dear old friends at the missnamed State Bar Court of California, (by the cognoscenti, it is more accurately called “The Star Chamber & Bar Court of California”).
Just a couple of weeks ago (on June 11, 2011 at 9:07 PM—Can I recommend any attorney that is “on the cutting edge of the securitization issues” here in California?) on these blogs, I listed Pines as among the Attorneys “Blacklisted” by the Kokopelli Community Workshop. I there repeated what some of my most admired allies (e.g. Catherine Bryan) had made by way of disparaging comments concerning Mr. Pines based on his clients’ complaints, and I am now very confused—I simply do not know what to think about Michael T. Pines. Sometimes the radical approach is hopelessly ineffective in the short run, but necessary for the long-run, and after reading the learned Bar Court Judge’s summary and order, I believe that Michael T. Pines may be lacking in practical wisdom—a charge which has been repeatedly aimed at my own very quixotic self, soul, and career….
Pines’ Complaint filed and dismissed last year expressed many thoughts near and dear to my heart (attached above). As I stated on June 11, 2011, and even before that, I cannot understand why he gave up the fight (CAND-ECF-10-02622 Michael T Pines v Silverstein Docket 09-19-2010) and turned to what looks for all the world like a career of guerrilla warfare involving residential trespassing and burglary. However, he and I now share at least in some regards—a lot in common. In the State of Texas, one of the most despicable attorneys’ who ever lived (Michael P. Davis of Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas) accused me of living in a “parallel universe” where the U.S. Constitution controls all aspects of court procedure and jurisprudence *(Well, in fairness to myself, I only contend that the Constitution SHOULD control all aspects of court procedure and jurisprudence—I would be daft indeed if I thought I lived in a place where the Constitution DOES actually control or limit the government AT ALL).
The State Bar’s accusations against Michael T. Pines, that he considers himself a modern day Henry David Thoreau engaging in Civil Disobedience by Walden Pond…. also suggest that he lives in that same parallel universe in which I have been alleged to reside. So I find I suddenly have a lot of empathetic feelings and sympathy for Michael T. Pines—as one inhabitant of the parallel universe of “American Constitutional Supremacy” to another…. and accordingly…
In the spirit of “ET”, I would ask that Michael T. Pines call me at his earliest convenience so we can talk about the past, present, and future.
Perhaps we should go Dragon-(or Shark) hunting together….. Not that I would ever harm a flesh-and-blood dragon nor any of the increasingly endangered sea-sharks, except in self-defense of course….. but spiritual poison-breathing dragons/sharks like Steven D. Silverstein… who seek to implement the final stages of perfecting the Communist Manifesto by the abolition of private property in land (as imported either from Russian Soviet or Maoist Communist Chinese origins and Nixon/Kissinger-led introduction to the United States) are a totally different matter….. those kinds of dragons/sharks have no heart or soul…. (As Renada Nadine March as repeatedly noted—Silverstein chooses the Shark for his own alter-ego in the iconography of his pins and ties—and the name of his company that took Renada’s home—Meglodon….)
As Dragons are described and named in German and Anglo-Saxon Silverstein is merely a really gross worm—Ein Grosser Wurm….