- 70th Anniversary: On the Day of Love, Remember Dresden February 13-15, 1945
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- About Charles Edward Lincoln, III: For Family, Home, and Freedom (Make it Real)
- Joan of Arc’s 600th birthday in France—Vive Marine Le Pen and the Front National!
- Jon Roland & Shelley Sue Thomson in 2006-2007—Revisiting the Most Unkindest Cut of All….. Treachery not only by Friends, but by Friends for whom one has done so much indisputable good….
- JUST NUKE NEW ORLEANS NOW! (Don’t dissipate history and culture gradually, Please get rid of it ALL AT ONCE, ONCE AND FOR ALL, why waste time?)
- Lies, Damned Lies, and Reviewing the History of some things that did and some things that never happened in 1997 or any time since….
- Race-Based Standing: the most outrageously perverse violation of Civil Rights laws in America (the Warren Court was a Fraud)
- Reconstructed Ethnohistory of the Southwest (In Memory of Cynthia Irwin-Williams & her field School at Salmon Ruins, San Juan County, New Mexico, ENMU)
- The History of Lago Vista 1997-8, and of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas
- TMI: Inflationary Facebook & Wikipedia lead to Depreciation of Knowledge & Information
- What healing or reconciliation can be found in Historical Lies and Present Self-Deception? Since the Bishop has not Responded, I write again, this time to Orissa Arend
- WHERE WEALTH (AND CHEAP ELECTRONIC KNOWLEDGE) ACCUMULATE AND MEN DECAY—from the Enclosure Acts to Einstein and the I-Phone….
- Thinking of General Robert Edward Lee and Charlottesville
- Identity, Language, and Symbolism at Charlottesville, Virginia: American vs. Foreign, Patriotic vs. Subversive, Confederate vs. Communist
- Government Terror Alert: City-Authorized Secret Prosecutions coming in New Orleans? A dangerous new ordinance….the Potential to Cover up Illegal Surveillance?
- “The Damnation of Confederate Memory”
- Jeff Sessions’ War on Personal Freedom
- A Million Scarlet Roses, Alla Pugacheva (English & Russian Lyrics)
- Thinking of General Robert Edward Lee and Charlottesville
- Tim Turner Convicted by Montgomery, Alabama, Jury and Facing Stiff Sentence, end of the Republic of the U.S.A.?
- FORGED PROMISSORY NOTES: We Need Other Examples of Expert-Verified Forged Promissory Notes Wachovia to Wells Fargo Transition---Please Help if you have information.
- About Charles Edward Lincoln, III: For Family, Home, and Freedom (Make it Real)
- JUST NUKE NEW ORLEANS NOW! (Don't dissipate history and culture gradually, Please get rid of it ALL AT ONCE, ONCE AND FOR ALL, why waste time?)
- Bob Hurt, aka Robert Hurt, wife Maria Hurt of Clearwater, Florida---Blackmailer, Extortionist, Pedophile, Pornographer and Libelist, Snake Oil Salesman and Harassment Artist
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Monthly Archives: February 2010
I heartily endorse and take this pledge as an essential part of my campaign and indeed, my political philosophy.
Thursday and Friday of this week I am attending the Tenth Amendment Summit in Atlanta, at which, for the first time in public (this blog/website not counting!) I announced that I am running for Barbara Boxer’s Seat in the Senate in California. Senator Barbara Boxer is a hard core establishmentarian Democrat of the modern “socialist” tradition, and if there is any hope of ever restoring the United States of America to its status as “the land of the free and the home of the brave”, the word “Democrat” has to mean something other than “socialist.” There was some discussion on Thursday night about the meaning of the words “Democratic” and “Republican” and “Federalist.” “Federalism” of course lies at the heart of the Tenth Amendment debate. “Federal Revenue Sharing” is close to 100% of what State governments spend these days. “Demokratia”, meaning in Greek “rule by the people,” is contrasted with “Res publicae” which is simply Latin for “Common Wealth.” In terms of ancient history, which is kind of a hobby of mine I guess, being a former archaeologist, the two words are not competing terms. A Commonwealth (Republic) could be a Democracy or a Monarchy or an Oligarchy. The United States at the present time is best described, in my opinion, as a Plutocratic Oligarchy (an elite ruled nation whose elite is defined solely by monetary wealth rather than productivity or education or anything else). Plato in his book “The Laws” opined that an Oligarchy was the worst of all possible forms of government, because it was less susceptible to change and reform once it had “gone bad.”
Does it take a thief, or just a convicted Felon, to tell you who are the real criminals running this country?
Jim Traficant, Out of Jail, Running for Congress Again
Jim Traficant, the weave-wearing, bold talking, convicted felon and former congressman who once called Congress “a big whore house,” told a Youngstown, Ohio, business group Tuesday that he wants his old job back and will run for it in 2010.
According to the Youngstown Business Journal, Traficant declared to 35 members of the local Biz Society, “I’m going to run for Congress somewhere.” He said he has not decided which Ohio district he’ll run in, nor which political party he would affiliate with, but the former Democrat did say he has nominating petitions in three congressional districts.
Traficant had hinted several months ago that he was considering a run for Congress during an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball. On his agenda if he were re-elected, he told Matthews: Addressing the trade deficit (“Our trade deficit is $700-plus billion dollars. Beam me up!”), creating jobs, repealing the 16th Amendment, which allows Congress to levy an income tax, and reforming the Internal Revenue Service (“I want to get the IRS and kick them in the crotch real good.”)
At the time, Traficant slammed the House leadership, including Nancy Pelosi, saying, “I’ve never seen such weak leadership in my life.” He added that Congress is “a big whore house” that “needs to start taking care of America.”
In addition to his run for Congress, Traficant said a libertarian group has called on him to run for president. “I told them I think you’re all getting high smoking dope, and you know what they told me?” he said. “To the contrary, you have a following.” He said he would speak at an event held by the group in February, “unless the government says I can’t travel.”
Traficant was expelled from Congress in 2002 after being convicted on charges of bribery, racketeering, and tax evasion. He was released from federal prison in April and has since insisted he was “not guilty in any way.” On Tuesday, he promised to get revenge on the witnesses against him and the government agents whom he said had coerced their testimony. “I want to get these suckers!” Traficant said. “You are being addressed by a very bitter guy.”
See also: http://www.jim-traficant.com/about.html
And further read: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/31066.html
Jim Traficant: ‘I’m going to run’
Former Rep. Jim Traficant (D-Ohio) says he is “going to run” for Congress once again in 2010.
The colorful former congressman from Youngstown was released from federal prison in September after serving a 7-year stint on corruption charges.
Traficant made the announcement in front of roughly 30 members of the Youngstown Biz Society during a speech to the group in a local restaurant, according to the Business Journal Daily.
The former congressman did not say whether he would run for his old seat — currently occupied by Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, a former aide to Traficant — saying only, “I’m going to run for Congress somewhere.”
Traficant also said he has committed to speaking at a February event in Washington sponsored by the American Free Press, though he is not sure if the terms of his parole will allow him to travel.
The invitation, Traficant said, is part of an effort to encourage him to run for president.
“There’s a group out of Washington, and in several cities around the country, that want to bring back the old Reform Party, combine it with the tea party and bring the Libertarians in and everybody, and they want me to run as an independent for president,” Traficant said.
“I told them I think you’re all getting high smoking dope. And you know what they told me? They said, ‘to the contrary, you have a base following in all 48 contiguous states,’” he said. “So I’m going to address a group down there Feb. 13, unless the government says I can’t travel. And if they do that, we’ll hold it in Cleveland.”
Is Diversity Dangerous? Is Globalism Hazardous to the future of Darwinian Fitness? Is the West’s Embrace of Diversity the final death sentence for diversity both in the west and elsewhere? Is Diversity Just one big Globalist Plot to end World History and Natural Evolution? Probably so, probably so….
Is Maintenance of Cultural and Genetic Diversity Critical to the Future of the Human Race? What is the best road to achieving such maintenance? By globalism and homogenization or by a policy of “good fences make good neighbors” and “vive la difference?”
Accuracy in Media published the article reproduced below almost 9 years ago. These are not QUITE my views, honestly, because what I believe about diversity runs more like this: Diversity is the fountainhead of evolutionary strength, but it requires the maintenance of voluntary isolation and the freedom to be different, even to cultivate differences, to let those differences flourish, and for each individual to choose the boundaries he wants to impose on his or her own life. In other words, I believe that homogenization thwarts the evolutionary purpose of allowing small pools of cultural or genetic diversity to crystalize and formulate (cultural) or accumulate (physically) distinctive characteristics and patterns of adaptation which can then compete. Most evolutionary experiments (both of the genetic/phenotypic/physical and cultural/learned/psychological & linguistic varieties) are failures but some are successes—and if everybody in the world is just subjected to this one big “shake and bake” formula of one-world global mixing and diversification for the purpose of atomizing and isolating individual differences so that they can achieve neither genetic nor social dominance, even locally, then this destroys the very raw material of evolution and change, and diversity is a terribly dangerous thing. The French, as always, have a phrase that encapsulates my belief about diversity: “vive la difference!”—but “La Difference” and only flourish where there are cultural and physical boundaries which create cultural and genetic isolation. Globalism is the death of both history and evolution, and I do not favor the acceleration of these deaths. Globalism by merger of all the diversities of the planet’s great cultural and genetic diversity will only result in a monotonous hamburger-helper world where everyone looks basically alike, listens to the same music, watches the same dumb and dumber TV, buys the same fast foods from the same chains and drinks the same sodas (we’re almost there right now, right?). “Good fences make good neighbors” and they also permit the survival of cultural and genetic diversity.
Diversity Can Be Dangerous
MEDIA MONITOR | BY REED IRVINE AND CLIFF KINCAID | JULY 30, 2001
. . . it estimates whites will fall below 50% and become America’s largest minority.
America is rapidly becoming a more racially diverse nation. Whites fell from 80% of our population in 1980 to 69% last year. The percentage of Hispanics, who may be of any race, nearly doubled. They overtook the blacks, who made only a modest gain to 12.3% of the total. Asians, Pacific islanders and native Americans made a big gain, rising to over nine percent of the total population. Whites made the largest gain numerically, but in percentage terms they were the only group whose percentage of the total fell, and it was a large fall— 11 percentage points.
The Census Bureau sees these trends continuing through the year 2060, when it estimates whites will fall below 50% and become America’s largest minority. It predicts that nearly all of the erosion of the white majority will be the result of a big increase in the number of Hispanics, Asians, Pacific islanders and native Americans. If the predictions it made five years ago are any indicator, the bureau is underestimating the increase in the Hispanic and Asians populations. The predictions of what last year’s census would show were far short of the actual increases for those two groups.
Many people, including President Bush, believe that more diversity will actually strengthen and improve our nation. The administration is proposing legalizing some three million illegal immigrants from Mexico. If that is done, the flow of illegal immigrants will no doubt increase, speeding the day the white majority will vanish.
It is true that we have had great success in absorbing immigrants and converting most of them into good Americans. But the success of the melting pot in the past is no guarantee that it will succeed in the future. Diversity is great up to a point, but when the minorities expand in number and power and there is no majority capable of maintaining law and order, government of the people, by the people and for the people may well perish from this part of the earth.
Diversity of language, customs and culture tends to divide, not unite. We have had two serious race riots in Seattle and Cincinnati this year. England has experienced an outbreak of race riots in the Midlands in recent months, clashes between whites and immigrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh that lasted for days and left behind great property damage and seething anger. In California Mexican immigrants who have risen to positions of power openly talk about the reconquest of the territory Mexico lost in the Mexican-American war.
If America ceases to be a majority white nation, it may not remain one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. In Africa, millions of blacks have been butchered by other blacks. In the Balkans white Christians and Muslims are at each other’s throats. In Sri Lanka the Sinhalese and Tamils have been fighting a bitter war for decades.
We worry about global warming, a threat based on an unproven theory. America’s white majority is shrinking rapidly, and we blithely encourage more and more immigrants, hastening its elimination, and giving no thought to the possible consequences.Reed Irvine is the former Chairman of Accuracy In Media and Cliff Kincaid is the Editor of the AIM Report.
Mardi Gras 2010: Kathy Ann Garcia-Lawson Continues her Challenge to the Florida Family Code and Court System!
Happy Mardi Gras! It is a day of reversal, a day to turn the world upside down. And that is Kathy Ann Garcia-Lawson’s purpose: to turn the modern world of marriage and divorce upside down, to get the state out of the home, not only the bedroom but also the kitchen, the dining room, the TV room, and the backyard, thus restoring both individual liberty and individual responsibility. There will be full and genuine liberty and equality in the world with the legal reforms Kathy envisions: the state will neither compel the licensing nor the dissolution of any marriage or child custody arrangement, except to the extent of enforcing written contracts.. In fact, the state will be banned from doing so, and therefore limited in its power to license any kind of conduct which constitutes a fundamental right (e.g. marriage) and privacy (the arrangement of the family’s affairs) was intended by the framers of the First and Ninth Amendments to the Constitution. Judge Richard L. Oftedal had set a final trial (without jury) in Kathy’s case for Friday, February 26, 2010, with all dutiful and compliant Domestic Relations’ litigants falsified but nonetheless self-incriminating evidence due to be created and filed in the court by today, Mardi Gras, February 16, 2010. Order setting trial Feb. 26, 2009. But Kathy Ann Garcia-Lawson is kind of like Xena, Warrior Princess, when it comes to fighting against the Florida Family Courts. KAGL Objections to Order Setting Trial February 26 2010. This follows Judge Oftedal’s dismissal Judge Richard L. Oftedal’s February 8, 2010, Order Denying Motion on Leave to Intervene of the latest effort by the Intervenors’ Motion for Leave to Intervene. 1-230 Florida (KAGL) MOTION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE .DOC IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. Why is a constitutional answer and objection not just as much the subject of a lawsuit as the originally framed relief? Why is the Petitioner alone, in a dissolution case, given full rights to due process of law? Or is he? Does not the chain that binds a slave to his master equally tether the master to the slave? These issues were addressed in the Notices of Intervention filed by 42 of Kathy’s supporters (including the author of this blog). Notice of Intervention after Marra’s Dismissal re Younger-Final and Filed
Postscript on February 25, 2010: Judge Oftedal gave a snort of in the form of an Order: ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE (Judge Richard L. Oftedal, Friday February 19 2010) which simply ignored everything Kathy had filed as if it were a bag of sand emptied out on the Sahara or Mojave….the Order does not mention Kathy’s Objections at all, although they are duly recorded on the Palm Beach County Clerk’s Docket Report. Kathy filed a combined Notice of Appeal of the Order Denying Intervention and the Order to Show Cause pursuant to Rule 9.130 of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. Notice of Appeal of Denial of Intervention. Judge Oftedal is unwilling to hear Kathy’s constitutional challenges and all related issues raised by her or the intervenors, apparently. I think his refusal even to HEAR or allow full briefing of the issues MIGHT just get the attention of the Fourth District Court of Appeals. Kathy also filed a separate response to his Order to Show Cause, also on February 25, 2010. Response to Order to Show Cause Filed February 25, 2010 in Palm Beach, FL . Extremism in Defense of Liberty is no vice. Moderation in Resistance to Tyranny is no virtue. Reserving the right to refuse to obey orders against one’s conscience is the essence of freedom, the essence of American Democracy, and the one last hope for the world. The ability to say “NO” or to refuse blind obedience is the most sacred freedom we have. Kathy Ann Garcia-Lawson is reserving this right to say “no”, to refuse to acquiesce in the system. I applaud her dedication to principle. Everyone should. “None can be free until all are free.”
Bank of America Seizes Paid up House! (this is how careful they are in Florida: courtesy of Mountain Sage Blog)
In studying this little story, I cannot decide whether the greater fault lies with Bank of America or the Hernando County Sheriff. Do law enforcement officers have NO responsibility at all to verify the claims underlying any proposed seizure of property? If they do not, then once again, is it really good and constitutional policy that we allow liars to be (even partially, temporarily) insulated by law merely by reporting to the police? Official immunity is absurd! The police have at least as many resources to verify claims as the Banks—and the use of the police should be conditioned on the police (Sheriff’s office/Constables/Marshal’s office, whatever!) commitment to double and tripled check all elements of a claim before acting using the state’s asserted monopoly on legitimate violence.
Filed in Politics on Feb.14, 2010
A real estate agent employed by Bank of America told the bank that it had the wrong house. The Cardosos lost the tenant and the personal possessions they had stored at the house. I certainly hope that the Cardosos get a HUGE settlement from Bank of America. There is NO excuse for this type of carelessness and incompetence.
As the recession continues, more and more corporations are taking advantage of Americans, from foreclosures to companies reducing pay, laying off workers and requiring employees to do the job of 5 people, to misclassifying employees as independent contractors to avoid paying minimum wage. Where does it stop?
SPRING HILL — Charlie and Maria Cardoso are among the millions of Americans who have experienced the misery and embarrassment that come with home foreclosure.
Just one problem: The Massachusetts couple paid for their future retirement home in Spring Hill with cash in 2005, five years before agents for Bank of America seized the house, removed belongings and changed the locks on the doors, according to a lawsuit the couple have filed in federal court.
Early last month, Charlie Cardoso had to drive to Florida to get his home back, the complaint filed in Massachusetts on Jan. 20 states.
The bank had an incorrect address on foreclosure documents — the house it meant to seize is across the street and about 10 doors down — but the Cardosos and a Realtor employed by Bank of America were unable to convince the company that it had the wrong house, the suit states.
“Their own real estate agent told them, and nevertheless Bank of America steamrolled right ahead,” said Joseph deMello, an attorney in Taunton, Mass., who is representing the couple. “This is a nightmare for anyone, and it affected my hard-working clients a lot.”
The Cardosos are seeking unspecified damages from Bank of America. The company showed negligence, trespassed and caused the couple emotional distress and financial hardship, especially because a tenant renting the home at the time got worried and left, according to the complaint. It’s still unclear if the couple’s credit rating has been affected, deMello said.
County Record (click to enlarge) – The Hernando County Property Appraiser records show the house was indeed purchased for $139,000. I redacted exact addresses to protect the privacy of the Cordosos.