Why I wholeheartedly promote EUGENICS

I’ll never quit wholeheartedly promoting eugenics, the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desireable heritable characteristics, for three good reasons:

  1. First of all, it makes sense to improve intelligence and biologic function through prudent mate selection.
  2. Second, Jews, from the time of Abraham’s family, made it work well in producing the smartest race in the world – Hasidim have average IQ of 115.
  3. Third, it is part of God’s master plan for our area of his creation. See below.

THE URANTIA BOOK

The Urantia Book‘s non-human authors present the book as the fifth epochal revealing of truth by God to the people of our world. While it is just a book published in 1955 by The Urantia Foundation, it is also a masterpiece of American language literature and philosophically consistent from cover to cover.

Excerpt from the Foreword:

IN THE MINDS of the mortals of Urantia–that being the name of your world–there exists great confusion respecting the meaning of such terms as God, divinity, and deity. Human beings are still more confused and uncertain about the relationships of the divine personalities designated by these numerous appellations. Because of this conceptual poverty associated with so much ideational confusion, I have been directed to formulate this introductory statement in explanation of the meanings which should be attached to certain word symbols as they may be hereinafter used in those papers which the Orvonton corps of truth revealers have been authorized to translate into the English language of Urantia.

It is exceedingly difficult to present enlarged concepts and advanced truth, in our endeavor to expand cosmic consciousness and enhance spiritual perception, when we are restricted to the use of a circumscribed language of the realm. But our mandate admonishes us to make every effort to convey our meanings by using the word symbols of the English tongue. We have been instructed to introduce new terms only when the concept to be portrayed finds no terminology in English which can be employed to convey such a new concept partially or even with more or less distortion of meaning.

In the hope of facilitating comprehension and of preventing confusion on the part of every mortal who may peruse these papers, we deem it wise to present in this initial statement an outline of the meanings to be attached to numerous English words which are to be employed in designation of Deity and certain associated concepts of the things, meanings, and values of universal reality.

But in order to formulate this Foreword of definitions and limitations of terminology, it is necessary to anticipate the usage of these terms in the subsequent presentations. This Foreword is not, therefore, a finished statement within itself; it is only a definitive guide designed to assist those who shall read the accompanying papers dealing with Deity and the universe of universes which have been formulated by an Orvonton commission sent to Urantia for this purpose.

Your world, Urantia, is one of many similar inhabited planets which comprise the local universe of Nebadon. This universe, together with similar creations, makes up the superuniverse of Orvonton, from whose capital, Uversa, our commission hails. Orvonton is one of the seven evolutionary superuniverses of time and space which circle the never-beginning, never-ending creation of divine perfection–the central universe of Havona. At the heart of this eternal and central universe is the stationary Isle of Paradise, the geographic center of infinity and the dwelling place of the eternal God.

The seven evolving superuniverses in association with the central and divine universe, we commonly refer to as the grand universe; these are the now organized and inhabited creations. They are all a part of the master universe, which also embraces the uninhabited but mobilizing universes of outer space.

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About Eugenics in The Urantia Book

Regarding the subject of eugenics, I refer you to Paper 51 (full text below). See its context in this Table of Contents for Part II of The Urantia Book:

PART II – THE LOCAL UNIVERSE

Also, see my final comments at the end of Paper 51. Here’s the full text (I provided the highlighting).

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PAPER 51 – THE PLANETARY ADAMS

During the dispensation of a Planetary Prince, primitive man reaches the limit of natural evolutionary development, and this biologic attainment signals the System Sovereign to dispatch to such a world the second order of sonship, the biologic uplifters. These Sons, for there are two of them–the Material Son and Daughter–are usually known on a planet as Adam and Eve. The original Material Son of Satania is Adam, and those who go to the system worlds as biologic uplifters always carry the name of this first and original Son of their unique order.

These Sons are the material gift of the Creator Son to the inhabited worlds. Together with the Planetary Prince, they remain on their planet of assignment throughout the evolutionary course of such a sphere. Such an adventure on a world having a Planetary Prince is not much of a hazard, but on an apostate planet, a realm without a spiritual ruler and deprived of interplanetary communication, such a mission is fraught with grave danger.

Although you cannot hope to know all about the work of these Sons on all the worlds of Satania and other systems, other papers depict more fully the life and experiences of the interesting pair, Adam and Eve, who came from the corps of the biologic uplifters of Jerusem to upstep the Urantia races. While there was a miscarriage of the ideal plans for improving your native races, still, Adam’s mission was not in vain; Urantia has profited immeasurably from the gift of Adam and Eve, and among their fellows and in the councils on high their work is not reckoned as a total loss.

1. ORIGIN AND NATURE OF THE MATERIAL SONS OF GOD

The material or sex Sons and Daughters are the offspring of the Creator Son; the Universe Mother Spirit does not participate in the production of these beings who are destined to function as physical uplifters on the evolutionary worlds.

The material order of sonship is not uniform throughout the local universe. The Creator Son produces only one pair of these beings in each local system; these original pairs are diverse in nature, being attuned to the life pattern of their respective systems. This is a necessary provision since otherwise the reproductive potential of the Adams would be nonfunctional with that of the evolving mortal beings of the worlds of any one particular system. The Adam and Eve who came to Urantia were descended from the original Satania pair of Material Sons.

Material Sons vary in height from eight to ten feet, and their bodies glow with the brilliance of radiant light of a violet hue. While material blood circulates

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through their material bodies, they are also surcharged with divine energy and saturated with celestial light. These Material Sons (the Adams) and Material Daughters (the Eves) are equal to each other, differing only in reproductive nature and in certain chemical endowments. They are equal but differential, male and female–hence complemental–and are designed to serve on almost all assignments in pairs.

The Material Sons enjoy a dual nutrition; they are really dual in nature and constitution, partaking of materialized energy much as do the physical beings of the realm, while their immortal existence is fully maintained by the direct and automatic intake of certain sustaining cosmic energies. Should they fail on some mission of assignment or even consciously and deliberately rebel, this order of Sons becomes isolated, cut off from connection with the universe source of light and life. Thereupon they become practically material beings, destined to take the course of material life on the world of their assignment and compelled to look to the universe magistrates for adjudication. Material death will eventually terminate the planetary career of such an unfortunate and unwise Material Son or Daughter.

An original or directly created Adam and Eve are immortal by inherent endowment just as are all other orders of local universe sonship, but a diminution of immortality potential characterizes their sons and daughters. This original couple cannot transmit unconditioned immortality to their procreated sons and daughters. Their progeny are dependent for continuing life on unbroken intellectual synchrony with the mind-gravity circuit of the Spirit. Since the inception of the system of Satania, thirteen Planetary Adams have been lost in rebellion and default and 681,204 in the subordinate positions of trust. Most of these defections occurred at the time of the Lucifer rebellion.

While living as permanent citizens on the system capitals, even when functioning on descending missions to the evolutionary planets, the Material Sons do not possess Thought Adjusters, but it is through these very services that they acquire experiential capacity for Adjuster indwellment and the Paradise ascension career. These unique and wonderfully useful beings are the connecting links between the spiritual and physical worlds. They are concentrated on the system headquarters, where they reproduce and carry on as material citizens of the realm, and whence they are dispatched to the evolutionary worlds.

Unlike the other created Sons of planetary service, the material order of sonship is not, by nature, invisible to material creatures like the inhabitants of Urantia. These Sons of God can be seen, understood, and can, in turn, actually mingle with the creatures of time, could even procreate with them, though this role of biologic upliftment usually falls to the progeny of the Planetary Adams.

On Jerusem the loyal children of any Adam and Eve are immortal, but the offspring of a Material Son and Daughter procreated subsequent to their arrival on an evolutionary planet are not thus immune to natural death. There occurs a change in the life-transmitting mechanism when these Sons are rematerialized for reproductive function on an evolutionary world. The Life Carriers designedly deprive the Planetary Adams and Eves of the power of begetting undying sons and daughters. If they do not default, an Adam and Eve on a planetary mission can live on indefinitely, but within certain limits their children experience decreasing longevity with each succeeding generation.

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2. TRANSIT OF THE PLANETARY ADAMS

Upon receipt of the news that another inhabited world has attained the height of physical evolution, the System Sovereign convenes the corps of Material Sons and Daughters on the system capital; and following the discussion of the needs of such an evolutionary world, two of the volunteering group–an Adam and an Eve of the senior corps of Material Sons–are selected to undertake the adventure, to submit to the deep sleep preparatory to being enseraphimed and transported from their home of associated service to the new realm of new opportunities and new dangers.

Adams and Eves are semimaterial creatures and, as such, are not transportable by seraphim. They must undergo dematerialization on the system capital before they can be enseraphimed for transport to the world of assignment. The transport seraphim are able to effect such changes in the Material Sons and in other semimaterial beings as enable them to be enseraphimed and thus to be transported through space from one world or system to another. About three days of standard time are consumed in this transport preparation, and it requires the co-operation of a Life Carrier to restore such a dematerialized creature to normal existence upon arrival at the end of the seraphic-transport journey.

While there is this dematerializing technique for preparing the Adams for transit from Jerusem to the evolutionary worlds, there is no equivalent method for taking them away from such worlds unless the entire planet is to be emptied, in which event emergency installation of the dematerialization technique is made for the entire salvable population. If some physical catastrophe should doom the planetary residence of an evolving race, the Melchizedeks and the Life Carriers would install the technique of dematerialization for all survivors, and by seraphic transport these beings would be carried away to the new world prepared for their continuing existence. The evolution of a human race, once initiated on a world of space, must proceed quite independently of the physical survival of that planet, but during the evolutionary ages it is not otherwise intended that a Planetary Adam or Eve shall leave their chosen world.

Upon arrival at their planetary destination the Material Son and Daughter are rematerialized under the direction of the Life Carriers. This entire process takes ten to twenty-eight days of Urantia time. The unconsciousness of the seraphic slumber continues throughout this entire period of reconstruction. When the reassembly of the physical organism is completed, these Material Sons and Daughters stand in their new homes and on their new worlds to all intents and purposes just as they were before submitting to the dematerializing process on Jerusem.

3. THE ADAMIC MISSIONS

On the inhabited worlds the Material Sons and Daughters construct their own garden homes, soon being assisted by their own children. Usually the site of the garden has been selected by the Planetary Prince, and his corporeal staff do much of the preliminary work of preparation with the help of many of the higher types of native races.

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These Gardens of Eden are so named in honor of Edentia, the constellation capital, and because they are patterned after the botanic grandeur of the headquarters world of the Most High Fathers. Such garden homes are usually located in a secluded section and in a near-tropic zone. They are wonderful creations on an average world. You can judge nothing of these beautiful centers of culture by the fragmentary account of the aborted development of such an undertaking on Urantia.

A Planetary Adam and Eve are, in potential, the full gift of physical grace to the mortal races. The chief business of such an imported pair is to multiply and to uplift the children of time. But there is no immediate interbreeding between the people of the garden and those of the world; for many generations Adam and Eve remain biologically segregated from the evolutionary mortals while they build up a strong race of their order. This is the origin of the violet race on the inhabited worlds.

The plans for race upstepping are prepared by the Planetary Prince and his staff and are executed by Adam and Eve. And this was where your Material Son and his companion were placed at great disadvantage when they arrived on Urantia. Caligastia offered crafty and effective opposition to the Adamic mission; and notwithstanding that the Melchizedek receivers of Urantia had duly warned both Adam and Eve concerning the planetary dangers inherent in the presence of the rebellious Planetary Prince, this archrebel, by a wily stratagem, outmaneuvered the Edenic pair and entrapped them into a violation of the covenant of their trusteeship as the visible rulers of your world. The traitorous Planetary Prince did succeed in compromising your Adam and Eve, but he failed in his effort to involve them in the Lucifer rebellion.

The fifth order of angels, the planetary helpers, are attached to the Adamic mission, always accompanying the Planetary Adams on their world adventures. The corps of initial assignment is usually about one hundred thousand. When the work of the Urantia Adam and Eve was prematurely launched, when they departed from the ordained plan, it was one of the seraphic Voices of the Garden who remonstrated with them concerning their reprehensible conduct. And your narrative of this occurrence well illustrates the manner in which your planetary traditions have tended to ascribe everything supernatural to the Lord God. Because of this, Urantians have often become confused concerning the nature of the Universal Father since the words and acts of all his associates and subordinates have been so generally attributed to him. In the case of Adam and Eve, the angel of the Garden was none other than the chief of the planetary helpers then on duty. This seraphim, Solonia, proclaimed the miscarriage of the divine plan and requisitioned the return of the Melchizedek receivers to Urantia.

The secondary midway creatures are indigenous to the Adamic missions. As with the corporeal staff of the Planetary Prince, the descendants of the Material Sons and Daughters are of two orders: their physical children and the secondary order of midway creatures. These material but ordinarily invisible planetary ministers contribute much to the advancement of civilization and even to the subjection of insubordinate minorities who may seek to subvert social development and spiritual progress.

The secondary midwayers should not be confused with the primary order, who date from the near times of the arrival of the Planetary Prince. On Urantia a majority of these earlier midway creatures went into rebellion with Caligastia

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and have, since Pentecost, been interned. Many of the Adamic group who did not remain loyal to the planetary administration are likewise interned.

On the day of Pentecost the loyal primary and the secondary midwayers effected a voluntary union and have functioned as one unit in world affairs ever since. They serve under the leadership of loyal midwayers alternately chosen from the two groups.

Your world has been visited by four orders of sonship: Caligastia, the Planetary Prince; Adam and Eve of the Material Sons of God; Machiventa Melchizedek, the “sage of Salem” in the days of Abraham; and Christ Michael, who came as the Paradise bestowal Son. How much more effective and beautiful it would have been had Michael, the supreme ruler of the universe of Nebadon, been welcomed to your world by a loyal and efficient Planetary Prince and a devoted and successful Material Son, both of whom could have done so much to enhance the lifework and mission of the bestowal Son! But not all worlds have been so unfortunate as Urantia, neither has the mission of the Planetary Adams always been so difficult or so hazardous. When they are successful, they contribute to the development of a great people, continuing as the visible heads of planetary affairs even far into the age when such a world is settled in light and life.

4. THE SIX EVOLUTIONARY RACES

The race of dominance during the early ages of the inhabited worlds is the red man, who ordinarily is the first to attain human levels of development. But while the red man is the senior race of the planets, the succeeding colored peoples begin to make their appearances very early in the age of mortal emergence.

The earlier races are somewhat superior to the later; the red man stands far above the indigo–black–race. The Life Carriers impart the full bestowal of the living energies to the initial or red race, and each succeeding evolutionary manifestation of a distinct group of mortals represents variation at the expense of the original endowment. Even mortal stature tends to decrease from the red man down to the indigo race, although on Urantia unexpected strains of giantism appeared among the green and orange peoples.

On those worlds having all six evolutionary races the superior peoples are the first, third, and fifth races–the red, the yellow, and the blue. The evolutionary races thus alternate in capacity for intellectual growth and spiritual development, the second, fourth, and sixth being somewhat less endowed. These secondary races are the peoples that are missing on certain worlds; they are the ones that have been exterminated on many others. It is a misfortune on Urantia that you so largely lost your superior blue men, except as they persist in your amalgamated “white race.” The loss of your orange and green stocks is not of such serious concern.

The evolution of six–or of three–colored races, while seeming to deteriorate the original endowment of the red man, provides certain very desirable variations in mortal types and affords an otherwise unattainable expression of diverse human potentials. These modifications are beneficial to the progress of mankind as a whole provided they are subsequently upstepped by the imported Adamic or violet race. On Urantia this usual plan of amalgamation was not extensively carried out, and this failure to execute the plan of race evolution makes it impossible for you to understand very much about the status of these peoples

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on an average inhabited planet by observing the remnants of these early races on your world.

In the early days of racial development there is a slight tendency for the red, the yellow, and the blue men to interbreed; there is a similar tendency for the orange, green, and indigo races to intermingle.

The more backward humans are usually employed as laborers by the more progressive races. This accounts for the origin of slavery on the planets during the early ages. The orange men are usually subdued by the red and reduced to the status of servants–sometimes exterminated. The yellow and red men often fraternize, but not always. The yellow race usually enslaves the green, while the blue man subdues the indigo. These races of primitive men think no more of utilizing the services of their backward fellows in compulsory labor than Urantians would of buying and selling horses and cattle.

On most normal worlds involuntary servitude does not survive the dispensation of the Planetary Prince, although mental defectives and social delinquents are often still compelled to perform involuntary labor. But on all normal spheres this sort of primitive slavery is abolished soon after the arrival of the imported violet or Adamic race.

These six evolutionary races are destined to be blended and exalted by amalgamation with the progeny of the Adamic uplifters. But before these peoples are blended, the inferior and unfit are largely eliminated. The Planetary Prince and the Material Son, with other suitable planetary authorities, pass upon the fitness of the reproducing strains. The difficulty of executing such a radical program on Urantia consists in the absence of competent judges to pass upon the biologic fitness or unfitness of the individuals of your world races. Notwithstanding this obstacle, it seems that you ought to be able to agree upon the biologic disfellowshiping of your more markedly unfit, defective, degenerate, and antisocial stocks.

5. RACIAL AMALGAMATION–BESTOWAL OF THE ADAMIC BLOOD

When a Planetary Adam and Eve arrive on an inhabited world, they have been fully instructed by their superiors as to the best way to effect the improvement of the existing races of intelligent beings. The plan of procedure is not uniform; much is left to the judgment of the ministering pair, and mistakes are not infrequent, especially on disordered, insurrectionary worlds, such as Urantia.

Usually the violet peoples do not begin to amalgamate with the planetary natives until their own group numbers over one million. But in the meantime the staff of the Planetary Prince proclaims that the children of the Gods have come down, as it were, to be one with the races of men; and the people eagerly look forward to the day when announcement will be made that those who have qualified as belonging to the superior racial strains may proceed to the Garden of Eden and be there chosen by the sons and daughters of Adam as the evolutionary fathers and mothers of the new and blended order of mankind.

On normal worlds the Planetary Adam and Eve never mate with the evolutionary races. This work of biologic betterment is a function of the Adamic progeny. But these Adamites do not go out among the races; the prince’s staff bring to the Garden of Eden the superior men and women for voluntary mating

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with the Adamic offspring. And on most worlds it is considered the highest honor to be selected as a candidate for mating with the sons and daughters of the garden.

For the first time the racial wars and other tribal struggles are diminished, while the world races increasingly strive to qualify for recognition and admission to the garden. You can at best have but a very meager idea of how this competitive struggle comes to occupy the center of all activities on a normal planet. This whole scheme of race improvement was early wrecked on Urantia.

The violet race is a monogamous people, and every evolutionary man or woman uniting with the Adamic sons and daughters pledges not to take other mates and to instruct his or her children in single-matedness. The children of each of these unions are educated and trained in the schools of the Planetary Prince and then are permitted to go forth to the race of their evolutionary parent, there to marry among the selected groups of superior mortals.

When this strain of the Material Sons is added to the evolving races of the worlds, a new and greater era of evolutionary progress is initiated. Following this procreative outpouring of imported ability and superevolutionary traits there ensues a succession of rapid strides in civilization and racial development; in one hundred thousand years more progress is made than in a million years of former struggle. In your world, even in the face of the miscarriage of the ordained plans, great progress has been made since the gift to your peoples of Adam’s life plasm.

But while the pure-line children of a planetary Garden of Eden can bestow themselves upon the superior members of the evolutionary races and thereby upstep the biologic level of mankind, it would not prove beneficial for the higher strains of Urantia mortals to mate with the lower races; such an unwise procedure would jeopardize all civilization on your world. Having failed to achieve race harmonization by the Adamic technique, you must now work out your planetary problem of race improvement by other and largely human methods of adaptation and control.

6. THE EDENIC REGIME

On most of the inhabited worlds the Gardens of Eden remain as superb cultural centers and continue to function as the social patterns of planetary conduct and usage age after age. Even in early times when the violet peoples are relatively segregated, their schools receive suitable candidates from among the world races, while the industrial developments of the garden open up new channels of commercial intercourse. Thus do the Adams and Eves and their progeny contribute to the sudden expansion of culture and to the rapid improvement of the evolutionary races of their worlds. And all of these relationships are augmented and sealed by the amalgamation of the evolutionary races and the sons of Adam, resulting in the immediate upstepping of biologic status, the quickening of intellectual potential, and the enhancement of spiritual receptivity.

On normal worlds the garden headquarters of the violet race becomes the second center of world culture and, jointly with the headquarters city of the Planetary Prince, sets the pace for the development of civilization. For centuries the city headquarters schools of the Planetary Prince and the garden schools of Adam and Eve are contemporary. They are usually not very far apart, and they work together in harmonious co-operation.

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Think what it would mean on your world if somewhere in the Levant there were a world center of civilization, a great planetary university of culture, which had functioned uninterruptedly for 37,000 years. And again, pause to consider how the moral authority of even such an ancient center would be reinforced were there situated not far-distant still another and older headquarters of celestial ministry whose traditions would exert a cumulative force of 500,000 years of integrated evolutionary influence. It is custom which eventually spreads the ideals of Eden to a whole world.

The schools of the Planetary Prince are primarily concerned with philosophy, religion, morals, and the higher intellectual and artistic achievements. The garden schools of Adam and Eve are usually devoted to practical arts, fundamental intellectual training, social culture, economic development, trade relations, physical efficiency, and civil government. Eventually these world centers amalgamate, but this actual affiliation sometimes does not occur until the times of the first Magisterial Son.

The continuing existence of the Planetary Adam and Eve, together with the pure-line nucleus of the violet race, imparts that stability of growth to Edenic culture by virtue of which it comes to act upon the civilization of a world with the compelling force of tradition. In these immortal Material Sons and Daughters we encounter the last and the indispensable link connecting God with man, bridging the almost infinite gulf between the eternal Creator and the lowest finite personalities of time. Here is a being of high origin who is physical, material, even a sex creature like Urantia mortals, one who can see and comprehend the invisible Planetary Prince and interpret him to the mortal creatures of the realm, for the Material Sons and Daughters are able to see all of the lower orders of spirit beings; they visualize the Planetary Prince and his entire staff, visible and invisible.

With the passing of centuries, through the amalgamation of their progeny with the races of men, this same Material Son and Daughter become accepted as the common ancestors of mankind, the common parents of the now blended descendants of the evolutionary races. It is intended that mortals who start out from an inhabited world have the experience of recognizing seven fathers:

1. The biologic father–the father in the flesh.

2. The father of the realm–the Planetary Adam.

3. The father of the spheres–the System Sovereign.

4. The Most High Father–the Constellation Father.

5. The universe Father–the Creator Son and supreme ruler of the local creations.

6. The super-Fathers–the Ancients of Days who govern the superuniverse.

7. The spirit or Havona Father–the Universal Father, who dwells on Paradise and bestows his spirit to live and work in the minds of the lowly creatures who inhabit the universe of universes.

7. UNITED ADMINISTRATION

From time to time the Avonal Sons of Paradise come to the inhabited worlds for judicial actions, but the first Avonal to arrive on a magisterial mission inaugurates

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the fourth dispensation of an evolutionary world of time and space. On some planets where this Magisterial Son is universally accepted, he remains for one age; and thus the planet prospers under the joint rulership of three Sons: the Planetary Prince, the Material Son, and the Magisterial Son, the latter two being visible to all the inhabitants of the realm.

Before the first Magisterial Son concludes his mission on a normal evolutionary world, there has been effected the union of the educational and administrative work of the Planetary Prince and the Material Son. This amalgamation of the dual supervision of a planet brings into existence a new and effective order of world administration. Upon the retirement of the Magisterial Son the Planetary Adam assumes the outward direction of the sphere. The Material Son and Daughter thus act jointly as planetary administrators until the settling of the world in the era of light and life; whereupon the Planetary Prince is elevated to the position of Planetary Sovereign. During this age of advanced evolution, Adam and Eve become what might be called joint prime ministers of the glorified realm.

As soon as the new and consolidated capital of the evolving world has become well established, and just as fast as competent subordinate administrators can be properly trained, subcapitals are founded on remote land bodies and among the different peoples. Before the arrival of another dispensational Son, from fifty to one hundred of these subcenters will have been organized.

The Planetary Prince and his staff still foster the spiritual and philosophic domains of activity. Adam and Eve pay particular attention to the physical, scientific, and economic status of the realm. Both groups equally devote their energies to the promotion of the arts, social relations, and intellectual achievements.

By the time of the inauguration of the fifth dispensation of world affairs, a magnificent administration of planetary activities has been achieved. Mortal existence on such a well-managed sphere is indeed stimulating and profitable. And if Urantians could only observe life on such a planet, they would immediately appreciate the value of those things which their world has lost through embracing evil and participating in rebellion.

[Presented by a Secondary Lanonandek Son of the Reserve Corps.]

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Now, the Urantia Book goes further on the subject of eugenics in its Part III, dealing with the history of our world. There it explains what happened in Adam and Eve’s adventure here 38,000 years ago, and the effect of our biological enrichment from their genes. Take note of Papers 73-78.

Stop and ponder the possibilities if Adam and Eve had fully succeeded in their biological upliftment of the races of our world. They would have started with a gene pool of 500,000 of their descendants in the Violet race. They would have selectively intermarried them with the best genetic examples of humans from the various human races of our world. And those pairs and their offspring would have become the leaders of those racial groups. They would have popularized eugenics practices for all of the foreseeable future. And that would have resulted in a totally different kind of people for our world today, possibly just one amalgamated race with no racial strife or divisiveness.

Just ponder…

THE URANTIA BOOK PART III

FYI, Part IV deals with the Life and Teachings of Jesus, and it is truly inspirational. I highly commend it to your reading. For a foretaste, click on Paper 100 above, then scroll to and read topic 7 – The Acme of Religious Living. I think you’ll like it.

Bob Hurt
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Kanye West Stupidly misunderstands the 13th Amendment (it has no “trap door”)

An Open Letter to Kanye West –

A few days ago, on 11 October 2018, Negro rapper multimillionaire Kanye West (@kanyewest) delivered a rant in his televised meeting with multibillionaire President Donald J. Trump.  In his rant, West demonstrated his understanding of the danger that the US Constitution’s 13th Amendment to Negroes, particularly those in Chicago because of their adverse mental health.  West said this:

“There’s a lot of things affecting our mental health that makes us do crazy things that puts us back into that trap door called the 13th Amendment.

“I did say “abolish” with the hat on. Because why would you keep something around that’s a trap door? If you’re building a floor — the Constitution is the base of our industry, right? Of our country, of our company. Would you build a trap door that if you mess up and you — accidentally something happens, you fall and you end up next to the Unabomber? You end up — you got to remove all that trap door out of the relationship.

“The four gentlemen that wrote the 13th Amendment — and I think the way the universe works, it’s perfect. We don’t have 13 floors, do we? You know, so the four — the four gentlemen that wrote the 13th Amendment didn’t look like the people they were amending. Also at that point, it was illegal for blacks to read — or African Americans to read. And so that meant if you actually read the Amendment, you would get locked up and turned into a slave.

“Again — so what I think is, we don’t need sentences; we need pardons.”

In other words, to paraphrase West’s rant, Negroes do crazy things that result in cops arresting them and the juries convict them and the judges sentence them, and the wardens imprison them, all because of the language of the 13th Amendment, and the courts should liberate them instead of jailing them.

Excuse me, Kanye, but you are delusional AND ignorant.  You seek to blame the Constitution for the plight of Negroes – the fact that their crazy criminal behavior results in their doing jail/prison time.  You seem to ignore the reality that jail time separates criminal Negroes from the society that they would, if not incarcerated, continue abusing with their crazy criminal behavior.  In reality, Negroes get arrested, convicted, sentenced, and imprisoned because they commit crimes, not because of a trap door in the 13th Amendment.

To clarify, let’s look at the language of the 13th Amendment:

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

Throughout all of recorded history, societies have imprisoned and/or killed the criminals in their midst. They have done this partly to punish and rehabilitate the criminals, and partly to separate the criminals from society so that the criminals cannot continue committing crimes against the law abiding public.  Yes, in prison many prisoners can and do commit crimes against fellow prisoners or prison administrators who expect such criminal behavior from convicts.  But at least the convicts cannot continue abusing innocents who expect to live without criminal interference.

Thus the phrase “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted” does not constitute some new “trap door” by which the 13th Amendment sneaks up on and snags Negroes who crazily commit crimes.  The phrase applies to everyone, not merely Negroes.

But the crux of the matter lies in the phrase “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude … shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”  This 1865 Amendment outlawed slavery (of Negroes and others) in the US and its territories.

But the 13th Amendment left undisturbed the practice of all societies to convict and imprison criminals.  It thus excepted from the antislavery language those people convicted of crimes.  That allowed continuation of the custom and law of enslaving convicted criminals, and of making them work without compensation, both as punishment for their crime, and in recompense for their room, board, and oversight and discipline by their warders.

West made a [h]uge mistake in his anti-13th Amendment-trap-door rant.  He failed to address the effect of low average IQ as a major reason that so many Negroes commit such a huge percentage of the crimes in America.  Low average IQ, not mental health problems, causes Negroes to make stupid choices in life and to follow them with stupid, often criminal, actions.  Myriad IQ tests for the past 100+ years have shown the average IQ of US Negroes at 84 to 85, fully 15 points lower than the average IQ for US Caucasians.

That means that half of US Negroes lack the cognitive ability to graduate from high school, a feat requiring an IQ of at least 85 (unless administrators have dumbed down the curricula and testing just to allow the dummies to graduate).

And that means that half of the US Negroes cannot compete effectively against the other half, or against 67% of US Caucasians, for the better jobs and mates, and so they gravitate to crime and welfare abuse to get by. Then their crimes get them apprehended, tried, convicted, sentenced, and imprisoned.

So the trap door is stupidity (whether Negro, Caucasian, non-white Hispanic, etc.), not the 13th Amendment’s exception to the prohibition against slavery and involuntary servitude.

In other words, Kanye (yes, I write this to you), you should confess like Pogo did, “We has found the enemy, and he is us!”

And then, Kanye (yes, I mean you), you should start working with high-IQ non-Democrat Negro leaders (maybe you can find some) to devise programs to raise average Negro IQ dramatically.  Here, I’ll provide you with some starter ideas that will work wonders:

  1. Suggest that (with bribes as necessary) all welfare recipients, habitual criminals, and public school dropouts (especially Negroes) undergo voluntary irreversible sterilization
  2. Establish competitions for Negroes with outstanding academic performance to meet, marry, and procreate abundantly.
  3. Promote temporary sterilization of all girls (especially Negroes) from puberty until they get married.
  4. Promote legislation that denies welfare benefits to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation welfare applicants.
  5. Promote legislation to criminalize the infliction of a life-long debilitating disease (stupidity) on an innocent child.

Sincerely,
Bob Hurt

 

 

 

Stay-In-My-Home takes over Mark Stopa Failed Foreclosure Pretense Defense Law Practice

Mark Stopa
Mark Stopa before disbarment

 

Look at this mess.  Florida Foreclosure Pretense Defense Attorney Mark Stopa loses his bar license, and a well-intentioned attorney takes over his business.  The below email had an attached letter that includes the Florida Supremes’ order suspending Stopa from the practice of law and says his law firm has been dissolved.

It happened because Stopa cheated Foreclosure Defense clients.

Mark Stopa photo
Mark Stopa, Hammered

Right: Mark Stopa getting hammered in court for bad behavior.

That attorney called me on 21 September 2018 to tell me that he found the Stopa law practice in such a mess that he decided to shut it down for good, and that he hoped Stopa’s foreclosure victim client base would reach out to me for help.
———- Forwarded message ———
From: Help
Date: Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 12:55 PM
Subject: Important Time Sensitive Message

Dear Client, Attached is an important letter concerning your case with Stopa Law Firm, P.A. Please review attached letter and stipulation. It is important that you respond.  We thank you for your attention to this matter.

———- END of Forwarded message ———

Why Foreclosure Defense Attorneys Deserve Censure

Now it’s time for a little honesty.  Mark Stopa and thousands of attorneys like him deserve censure and public humiliation because of their horrific record of cheating their desperate foreclosure victim clients out of money and an honest advocacy.  Such attorneys have built their practice on pretending to defend clients against foreclosure, but without doing any research to discover precisely who injured the clients in the loan transaction and how the injuries happened.

If they had done honest research, they would have discovered that upwards of 90% of home loan borrowers have suffered appraisal fraud, mortgage fraud, contract breaches, regulatory violations, legal errors in their documents, servicing abuse, and/or legal malpractice by the attorneys they hired to help save their home.

Why Typical Foreclosure Defense Attorneys Cannot Help Mortgage Borrowers in Trouble

Even the attorney taking over Stopa’s failed practice thought he could help keep foreclosure victims IN their homes.

But, he concluded that he can’t keep the clients in their homes.  He could only do what Stopa did – delay the client’s loss of the home while charging absurd annual and/or monthly fees for the hand-holding until the inevitable foreclosure final judgment and sale of the home occurs.

Why?  Because Stopa and other Foreclosure Pretense Defense attorneys NEVER do the full investigation required to prove that someone injured the borrower in the loan transaction.  And so, they DO NOT KNOW whether and how the borrower got injured.  Therefore, they cannot take legal action against the perps to win compensation for their mortgage victim clients.  SO, they can only DEFEND by seeking a dismissal without prejudice for failure to fulfill conditions precedent to foreclosing, or for lack of standing, or tolling of the statute of limitations.  That means the right creditor will correct his errors and foreclose again, this time winning a final judgment.

What It Takes to Win Compensation

Unless the practitioner PROVES someone involved in the loan transaction or associated activities INJURED the borrower who faces foreclosure for breaching the note, then the vast majority of such borrowers will lose their homes to foreclosure, and the pretender defender attorney will merely delay the process while bilking the foreclosure victim out of monthly payments for the privilege.

In order to discover such injuries, a professional team must analyze the background story of the loan and examine every document in the loan transaction from day-one to present time, including litigation documents, servicer correspondence, closing papers, appraisal, loan application, forbearance agreements, loan modification efforts, etc.  Few if any (NONE that I know of) foreclosure pretense defense attorneys have such skill.  Even if some have the skill, they will charge upwards of $15,000 to $20,000 at their hourly rates to do the examination, analysis, and reporting, which take 40 to 60 hours.  What foreclosure victims can afford that?

Why Foreclosure Pretender Defenders Commit Legal Malpractice

The foregoing explains why foreclosure defense attorneys only pretend to defend against foreclosure, and never win actual compensation for their client’s injuries.   And yet, those attorneys hold themselves out as experts in the law.  Think about this.  The creditor accused the borrower of breach of contract by failing to make timely payments.  Doesn’t it make sense that the defending attorney should investigate the circumstances and documents related to the contract in order to find out whether the contract is valid and whether the client suffered injuries in it?

An attorney commits legal malpractice who takes on such a client and fails to perform a comprehensive investigation and go on the attack for the injuries discovered.  And that can justify a legal malpractice action against attorneys like Mark Stopa.  But again, what foreclosure victim can afford such an action?

The Ultimate Solution for Mortgage Victims

The only solution to the above dilemma lies in finding an affordable mortgage examination service.  The borrower should buy that service, and use the information in the examination report as the basis for demanding settlements from the injurious parties, or for filing actions for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of regulatory laws.  In the vast majority of situations, the injurious parties far prefer settling with the borrower than fighting the borrower in a court case that the borrower will surely win.

For more information on the right way to attack the validity of the loan, see http://mortgageattack.com, and fill in the contact form.

Bob Hurt
Consumer Advocate and Mortgage Attack Maven
727 669 5511
Clearwater, FL

Two 9th Circuit opinions crush Commie/Dem Gun Law Insanity

Duncan V Becerra

November 2016 – Idiot Californians approved the Proposition 63 1 July 2017 ban on high-capacity magazines (more than 10 rounds), adding to California’s already oppressive and convoluted gun laws. The proposition, citing certain exceptions, requires owners of high capacity magazines to surrender the magazines for destruction, remove hem from the state, or sell them.

May 2017- Virginia Duncan and a handful of other plaintiffs sued the California Attorney General Becerra in California Southern District USDC in May 2017, seeking an injunction against enforcement of the ban on high-capacity magazines, maintaining that it violated the 2nd Amendment and the 5th Amendment’s Takings Clause. Judge Roger Benitez ruled against the state and for the gun owners, granting the preliminary injunction. See Duncan v. Becerra, 265 F. Supp. 3d 1106 – Dist. Court, SD California 2017. The court acknowledged as follows (p 1116):

“The Supreme Court also recognizes that the Second Amendment guarantee includes firearms that have “some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia.” Miller, 307 U.S. at 178, 59 S.Ct. 816. Millerimplies that possession by a law-abiding citizen of a weapon that could be part of the ordinary military equipment for a militia member, or that would contribute to the common defense, is protected by the Second Amendment.[7] Concluding that magazines holding more than 10 rounds might be found among today’s ordinary military equipment or that such magazines would contribute to the common defense, requires only a modest finding.”

17 July 2018 – Virginia Duncan v. Calif. A.G. Becerra – 9th Circuit panel affirmed the opinion of USDC SDCA Judge Roger Benitez, allowing the injunction against Proposition 63’s ban of high-capacity gun magazines, saying Benitez did not abuse his discretion in ruling against the state because the magazine surrender, removal, or sale provisions of Section 32310 infringed on the core of the Second Amendment right and violated the 5th Amendment’s Takings Clause (“private property [shall not] be taken for public use, without just compensation.”). One of the three judges, Wallace, pedantically dissented in a long-winded, irrational diatribe, attempting to substitute his own discretion for the trial judge’s. See Duncan v. Becerra, Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2018.

We can expect more litigation on this issue as the plaintiffs seek a full ruling that Prop 63 is unconstitutional.

Young v Hawaii

12 June 2012 George Young sued the County and State of Hawaii in Hawaii USDC 42 USC 1983 for violating his 2nd Amendment rights by denying his application for a permit openly to carry a firearm. Judge Helen Gillmor granted motions to dismiss under the doctrine of sovereign immunity and sent George off to sulk. See Young v. Hawaii, 911 F. Supp. 2d 972 – Dist. Court, D. Hawaii 2012.

12 Feb 2018 George Young appealed the adverse ruling to the 9th Circuit. The panel reversed as to the County, dismissed as to the state, and remanded for further proceedings consistent with its opinion that the Second Amendment protects a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. See Young v. Hawaii, Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2018.

9th Circuit upholds crush on high-capacity gun magazine ban 17-56081.pdf

9th Circuit holds open carry Constitutional 12-17808.pdf

Ken Ditkowsi on illegal immigration

The Chan case is of particular interest today. Many well meaning people are upset by the media blitz concerning the separation of children from their mothers. The hue and cry was virtually zero up until the media found that the Trump Administration *****.

I am not arguing for any policy, except equal protection under the law. Equal protection of the law is a hallmark of America that the Political Elite from time to time ignore to foster political expediency.

The DEMAGOGUES have staked a position fueled by half truths and deception. People who resort to this type of tactic are a clear and present danger to democracy and follow the tenets of our enemies.

The Obama administration placed children in cages not because they were monsters or precursors of the Trump Administration – they were following the law. The law as written is indeed harsh, and was engaged by congress. Congress when it enacted the law thought it was acting in good faith and indeed most of the good people who address this charged political situation agreed. Only the hypocrites and demagogues have closed minds.

The law separating children from the parents accused by our society of committing crimes has its origins in parents patrie. It is cruel and unusual punishment to submit a child to prison because the parent has been charged with a crime. The harsh conditions of prison were deemed not appropriate for children, ergo children are relegated to the care of close relatives or government protected facilities. The law is generic and makes no exception for people illegally trying to enter the United States.

The ploy of seeking amnesty/Asylum is in most situations exactly that. Under Law Asylum is not an option, unless it is Mexico (i.e. the country of origin) that is threatening the life of the applicant. Indeed, you and I have had experience with Amnesty/asylum .

Chan, was an engineer by trade living in China. The Red Guard went on a government sponsored rampage and killed all of his family except his grandmother and he. He was shipped to a camp for retraining. When he returned he returned to his job as an Engineer; however, it was not long and the Red Guard became active again. This time they killed grandmother and Chan barely escaped with his life to Hong Kong.

For a finite period of time Chan resided in Hong Kong; however, with the Red Guard sentence of death it was not long before his life once again was in clear and imminent danger. The family arranged for Chan to obtain employment on a Ship (as a seaman) and to travel to the United States. When the Ship arrived in the US, Chan slipped over the side and began his new life. He sought employment in his engineering trade.

As the US takes a dim view ASIAN illegal entry, INS 7 years later seized Chan, he was arrested and charged with the crime of making an illegal entry into the United States. Chan was ordered deported but before this could occur the family arranged for him to come to Chicago. In Chicago the family made the rounds of the immigration bar in anticipation that Chan would be rounded up again. The Bar told the family that Chan was "dead meat" and would be going back to his DEATH in China via Hong Kong.

When Chan was arrested he was immediately prepared to be expelled from the US. I was retained and I filed a petition in the Administrative Court provided by INS. I asked for suspension of the deportation order based upon the fact that Chan’s life was forfeit the second that he arrived in the orient.

The ASA, and the Judge were amused by my petition. The judge ridiculed me by asking me if I knew something that he did not know. I informed him that indeed I did, but assured him that he also knew things I did not know. The Judge then asked me if there was a foreign relations problem with Britain that he had not heard of informing me that the last conflict we had was in 1812. Under the law to be entitled to HC or amnesty Chan would have to prove that the elements required were all in play NOW! The amnesty/protection would then be afforded Chan as they related to the country that he was going to be deported to! In other words – the fact that China would kill Chan on sight, he was not going to be deported to China – he was going to be deported to Hong Kong – Hong Kong was administered to by England. As we had no current problem with England and England was not a danger to Chan my plea was 180 degrees wrong. My petition was to be denied. CHAN WAS GUILTY OF A SERIOUS CRIME – i.e. entry into the United STates illegally – he could either be sentenced to jail or deported. The government chose to deport him. (I recall that Chan had married and had a young child – however, this issue was not raised or considered – Chan would have been separated from his child under our law. If Mrs. Chan was illegal both would have been separated = the child is a CITIZEN and cannot be removed without the consent of his parents. The family would be reunited when returned to the country of origin)

With hat in hand I asked for 24 hours to amend my petition. I read the statute word by word and was confronted with the proposition that Chan having been in the United STates and acting as good person was eligible to a hardship consideration. I presented a "hardship" petition. It was granted and Chan was given a priority admission to the United States from Toronto – Canada.

As you are aware, I was delighted and spraining my arm patting myself on the back when I realized that to get in Canada Chan needed PAPERS. I tried the Chinese– they invited Chan and me to the consulate to talk – I knew that Chan once in the consulate would be a prisoner, so I declined. The US government refused to grant me any considerations and in fact I was told: "If you don’t know what you are doing, you should not do it" I had on the surface no way to get into Canada. The smart ass ASA suggested that I sneak Chan into Canada.

I did not sneak Chan into Canada. As you recall I complied with Canadian Law and accomplished my goal. (I called the Canadian immigration and arranged for an exclusion hearing for Chan – the hearing was scheduled for late in the afternoon so that it had to be adjourned until the next day.) Mr. Chan was paroled into my custody and we went to the American consulate, picked up the papers required for the priority entry, returned to the Court, agreed to the exclusion and Chan was deported to the United States complete with the documents necessary to complete a priority LEGAL admission.

Chan has since become a citizen of the United States of America.

The pictures of caged children and the wild allegations of the demagogues are all political deceptions calculated to advance the political adventures of dishonorable members of the Political Elite and no friends of the proposed immigrants. The hate mongering and intolerance is deplorable and the concern for the immigrants is an oxymoron. If the demagogues had a scintilla of humanity in them, they would address the problem honestly and directly – however, they do not want to do so.

As an example, the demagogues could propose a bill in congress to exempt the immigration scenario from the parens patrie separation of children from their families! Watch – not one of these miscreants will join in proposing legislation or passing such legislation — it is easier and more profitable to continue their policy of deception and fraud.

Ken Ditkowsky

Ken Ditkowsky

www.ditkowskylawoffice.com

Winston Shrout Sentencing Delayed again. He must be CRAZY.

Arch Scammer Winston Shrout’s defense team is just Full of tricks, getting the sentencing postponed again. A grand jury indicted him, the Oregon USDC tried him, a jury of his peers convicted him, and he has skillfully avoided sentencing for over a year.

Anna Reizinger, Pope of Cow Plop, your future is calling.

04/21/2017 109 Jury Verdict as to Winston Shrout regarding Winston Shrout (1) Guilty on Count 1s-7s,8s-10s,11s-13s,14s-19s. (bp) (Entered: 04/24/2017)

Here are the most recent docket entries, showing an effort to get him declared mentally incompetent. He must be crazy to spread cow plop regarding paying debts and taxes with international bills of exchange and harvesting unwarranted tax refunds through the 1099-OID scam.

01/23/2018 126 ORDER by Judge Robert E. Jones Granting 123 Third Motion to Continue Sentencing Hearing Date as to Winston Shrout (1) for the compelling reasons submitted in defense counsel’s materials. The Court advises there will be no further extensions for any reason. Sentencing is set for 5/17/2018 at 10:00AM in Portland Courtroom 10A before Judge Robert E. Jones. Sentencing set for 2/20/2018 at 11AM is STRICKEN. (bp) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
03/07/2018 127 Unopposed Motion for Authorization to Travel by Defendant Winston Shrout. (Iniguez, Ruben) (Entered: 03/07/2018)
03/08/2018 128 AMENDED ORDER by Judge Robert E. Jones Granting 127 Motion for Authorization as to Winston Shrout (1) to travel per request in the defendant’s motion and return before his scheduled sentencing on May 17, 2018. ORDER allowing Pretrial Services to return the defendant’s passport and defendant to return the passport within 72 hours of his return. (bp) Modified on 3/12/2018 regarding passport (bp). (Entered: 03/08/2018)
04/16/2018 129 Motion for Hearing To Determine Mental Competency by Defendant Winston Shrout. (Iniguez, Ruben) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
04/16/2018 130 Motion For Order To Seal by Defendant Winston Shrout. (Iniguez, Ruben) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
04/19/2018 131 Motion Motion to File Government’s Response Under Seal filed by USA as to Defendant Winston Shrout. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Langston, Lee) (Entered: 04/19/2018)
04/19/2018 132 ORDER Granting 130 Motion for Leave to File Declaration of Counsel and Exhibit Under Seal as to Winston Shrout (1). Signed on 4/19/2018 by Judge Robert E. Jones. (sss) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
04/23/2018 134 ORDER Granting 131 Motion to File Government’s Response Under Seal as to Winston Shrout (1) Signed on 4/23/2018 by Judge Robert E. Jones. (sss) (Entered: 04/23/2018)
04/25/2018 136 Motion For Leave To File Reply Memorandum In Support of Motion for Hearing To Determine Mental Competency Under Seal by Defendant Winston Shrout. (Iniguez, Ruben) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
04/25/2018 137 ORDER by Judge Robert E. Jones Granting 136 Motion For Leave To File Reply Memorandum In Support of Motion for Hearing To Determine Mental Competency Under Seal as to Winston Shrout (1). (bp) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
04/26/2018 139 Scheduling Order by Judge Robert E. Jones as to Winston Shrout. Oral Argument is set for 5/7/2018 at 11:00AM before Judge Robert E. Jones in Portland Courtroom 10A. (bp) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
05/07/2018 141 Minutes of Proceedings: Granting 129 Motion for Hearing as to Winston Shrout (1). A hearing will be set after the expert witnesses are available for a hearing. Motion Hearing before Judge Robert E. Jones as to Winston Shrout held on 5/7/2018. Sentencing hearing set for 5/17/2018 at 10AM is STRICKEN and will be reset at a competency hearing. ORDER: The court is ordering a competency evaluation by Dr. Lopez at OHSU with a report due no later than 6/29/2018. A competency hearing will be set in July after the evaluation has been completed. ORDER: Defense counsel will submit an unredacted copy of Dr. Martin’s report to the Court. Stuart A. Wexler, Lee Langston present as counsel for plaintiff(s). Ruben L. Iniguez present as counsel for defendant(s). (Court Reporter Jill Jessup.) (bp) (Entered: 05/07/2018)

Crooked Neil Garfield Warns Consumers about Crooked Lawyers

Crooked attorney Neil Garfield, ever concerned about public exposure to crooked or incompetent attorneys, writes to readers of his Living Lies blog:

Warning: Conduct your Due Diligence on ANY Attorney you Hire

by Neil Garfield Before you hire ANY attorney for a phone consultation, to conduct an analysis of your case, or retain them to represent you, please conduct your due diligence first. A simple google search with their name will usually suffice.

In fact, before you hire Neil Garfield for a consultation, case analysis, or other legal matter I suggest you conduct your due-diligence like you would when hiring any professional.

Always use caution if the Bar has publicly reprimanded an attorney.

If you believe you have been a victim of an unethical Florida foreclosure attorney, please report your experience to the Florida Bar at: https://www.floridabar.org/public/acap/assistance/

Contact me at:

Neil Garfield | March 27, 2018 at 2:54 pm

In the same spirit of consumer advocacy, I decided to help crooked Neil Garfield spread the word about crooked lawyers, in this case Neil himself. Here’s a little information on Neil:

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=548048

JAX DAILY RECORD MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016 12:00 PM EST

Supreme Court disciplines 32 attorneys

The Florida Supreme Court disciplined 32 attorneys — disbarring six, revoking the licenses of two, suspending 16 and publicly reprimanding eight.

Two attorneys were also placed on probation and another was ordered to pay restitution.

The attorneys are: […]

  • Neil Franklin Garfield, Parkland, to be publicly reprimanded. (Admitted to practice: 1977) In at least four instances, Garfield accepted money to represent clients and failed to follow through. In one case, Garfield did not perform the work and, when asked for a refund, denied knowing the client. In other cases, he failed to communicate, charged excessive fees, failed to return refunds upon request and failed to timely respond to Bar inquiries.

Frivolous Filings and Bogus Legal Theories

Neil Garfield’s frivolous filings and bogus legal theories have already cost at least one client, Zdislaw Maslanka, a wad of attorney fees in an utterly frivolous action to get his house free even though he remained current in his mortgage payments. As the docket entries below show, the Florida 4th District appellate panel affirmed the 17th Circuit’s dismissal of the case and ordered Maslanka to pay the attorney fees of the two mortgage creditors that he sued.

  • 4D14-3015-Zdzislaw E. Maslanka v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Embrace Home Loans
05/12/2016 Affirmed ­ Per Curiam Affirmed
05/12/2016 Order Granting Attorney Fees­Unconditionally ORDERED that the appellee Embrace Home Loans Inc.’s September 2, 2015 motion for attorney’s fees is granted. On remand, the trial court shall set the amount of the attorney’s fees to be awarded for this appellate case. If a motion for rehearing is filed in this court, then services rendered in connection with the filing of the motion, including, but not limited to, preparation of a responsive pleading, shall be taken into account in computing the amount of the fee
05/12/2016 Order Granting Attorney Fees­Unconditionally ORDERED that the appellee Wells Fargo Home Mortgage’s September 3, 2015 motion for attorneys’ fees is granted. On remand, the trial court shall set the amount of the attorneys’ fees to be awarded for this appellate case. If a motion for rehearing is filed in this court, then services rendered in connection with the filing of the motion, including, but not limited to, preparation of a responsive pleading, shall be taken into account in computing the amount of the fee.

Last but not least, here is the text of an 8-page report that Neil Garfield charged Vincent Newman THOUSANDS of dollars for, advising a foreclosure defense and TILA rescission strategy. Newman obtained a pick-a-pay loan in 2010 to purchase a home, then defaulted. Garfield idiotically suggested mailing a notice of TILA rescission in 2016, and then suing to enforce it, without regard to the fact that the TILA statute of repose of 3 years for conditional rescission had already tolled, and the creditor had not violated TILA. Garfield thereby illustrated his delusional misunderstanding of conditional TILA rescission which the law allows only for non-purchase-money loans like refinances and HELOCS in which the creditor failed to give the borrower required disclosures of the right to cancel and the cost of the loan not more than $35 understated. No such TILA violation occurred in Newman’s case. Thus, Neil Garfield’s incompetent advice, had Newman heeded it, would have caused Newman expense and embarrassment through a frivolous, failing TILA rescission effort.

Open Letter to Gun Control Advocates – I hope the terrorists come for you first

Dear Authors of Senseless (is there any other kind?) Gun Control Articles:

Why don’t our federal and state governments allow citizens to prevail in law suits against law enforcers for failing to protect the citizens?

First of all, governments claim sovereign immunity to lawsuits they don’t want to entertain. Courts have ruled that the First Amendment right to petition for redress does not require government to redress or even to read or listen to the petition.

Second, when two parties have a dispute, an intervenor on the scene has no way of determining who is right or wrong, or to what extent. The rules of evidence and of civil and appellate procedure allow the courts (judges and juries) to determine the facts and governing laws in any dispute. But many judicial activities are hopelessly crooked.

For supporting considerations read Criminal Law 2.0, 9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski’s 2015 preface to the Georgetown Law Journal. He shows how flawed evidence gets through the holes in the criminal justice system, crooked prosecutors corrupt due process by manipulating grand juries and intimidating innocent defendants into pleading guilty, and police lie incessantly. Then he makes many suggestions for improving justice. He wouldn’t have done that but for the corruption and criminality of the criminal justice system actors. We simply cannot trust them

Now, then, why doesn’t government have the right to restrain the public from owning and possessing, and carrying dangerous arms (guns, knives, clubs, etc)?

First of all, the 2nd Amendment prohibits such restraint and acknowledges that militias require armed members and ONLY militias and armed individuals can repel tyrants, thugs, invaders, insurrectors, rapists, murderers, psychopaths, and sundry bad guys of any and all sorts.

Second, the people cannot trust Government to protect them from malicious treatment by foreign and domestic enemies; only fools think the law requires police to protect them. In fact, the people know that police don’t care who starts an armed dispute, for they will arrest both the non-government aggressor and the defender, and let the court sort it out. Law enforcers, of course, will not arrest government operative aggressors, and the citizen will just become a victim of that aggression unless he has sufficient arms to repel the aggressor and law enforcers.

You see the point here, right? NOTHING but the citizens’ arms and their indomitable will to use them stands between them and aggressors of all sorts. Any adult who has paid attention to news stories knows that many government operatives are just badged criminals intent upon abusing whomever they wish, without probable cause, often upon fabricated evidence.

I hope you will keep the foregoing realities in mind before penning further gun control advocacy pulp fiction.

Yes, crazy people can grab an AR15 sporting rifle, shoot up a school, and slaughter students and teachers while the FBI sleeps on complaints about the shooters and cops run for cover outside. You well know that gun control won’t solve that problem, for determined assailants can always find weapons for killing unsuspecting people.

But better arming and training for teachers and administrators, and better security procedures at schools, churches, and other public facilities can prevent such incidents. Crazed assailants usually duck and run when defenders start shooting back at them.

Yes, determined and clever aggressors can wear body armor or attack from long distances with bombs or sniper rifles. If they annoy government enough, government will go after them. But the people have no guarantee of it. That just means the citizenry and its militias need ever-more advanced weapons, technology, and means to track the aggressors to their source and eliminate them.

I predict that in due course Islamic Jihadis will perpetrate ever more devastating terrorist acts against the people of the USA. That means the Americanist citizenry must become ever more vigiliant, prepared, armed, and DANGEROUS to violent aggressors through its militias.

There is “no free lunch” when it comes to defending the homeland and its citizens against determined terrorists. I hate thinking of anybody becoming victim of them, but when terrorists come, I hope they come for you first. At least they’ll know that you don’t have any dangerous firearms to ward them off. And we’ll have lost an idiot who wants government to take away our automatic weapons and other means of defending ourselves, our families, our homes, and our communities.

Florida lawmakers refuse to ban assault weapons

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/27/florida-lawmakers-reject-assault-weapons-ban/

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The Florida Legislature prudently disagrees with the utterly stupid and Communist idea of banning assault weapons. Here’s a good reason: An AR15 is a semi-automatic rifle that can hold a 10, 15, 20, or 30-round magazine. That does not make it an assault rifle. An assault rifle like the M4 Carbine has a switch for selecting safe, semi-automatic, or either fully automatic (M4A1, see photo) or 3-round burst mode (M4). The automatic and burst modes are for target practice and and killing people, not game animals.

But more importantly, the individual responsible adult citizen has the constitutionally guaranteed right AND the DUTY as a local militia member to own and possess small arms as functional and effective as the best small arms the military provides to its soldiers. Dude. Yes. We should have fully automatic weapons suitable for slaughtering the enemy in a pitched or emergency battle, including individual or groups of thugs attempting or threatening to mug, rob, rape, pillage, or plunder.

Military service is not intended to pussify recruits into fearing dangerous firearms in the hands of responsible citizens. It is intended to turn recruits into disciplined combatants who can go into warrior mode and become intensely and lethally dangerous to a foreign or domestic enemy when the need arises.

Why does individual lethality become so important?

Because we, the people, cannot EVER depend upon Government’s military, sheriffs, or police to protect us from invasion, insurrection, or random criminal activity. In fact, the Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that police have no legal duty to protect people, not even under an injunction. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_of_Castle_Rock_v._Gonzales.

The US Constitution’s 2nd Amendment provides this:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

I don’t believe I have read a clearer, more concise provision in the Constitution than the 2nd Amendment. It acknowledges that the people must have combat weapons (arms) to function as soldiers in a militia, and that they must have those arms available at all times for defense of their persons, family, home, property, community, and other rights, including hunting, target practice, and drilling, maneuvering, and bivouacking with the militia. One armed citizen standing guard against rioters at the community entrance can constitute a militia.

People learn quickly in life how dangerous government can and does become through its laws, its armed investigators, its secret agents, its police and code enforcers, its courts and sheriffs, and its military. People intuitively know that the Constitution is just a piece of paper with no means of enforcing its provisions.

How then do those provisions get enforced? They get enforced through the collective will of an armed populace, most especially through the militia. The militia IS the local, militant force of the people of the several states.

Federal law provides for a militia in the form of the National Guard of the United States and separate National Guards of the several states. The President runs the US National Guard, and the Governors run their state National Guards. The Constitution requires Congress and the States to organize, arm, train, and provide leadership for the militia.

But what happens when the people and the governments operate at cross purposes, or when the government fails in its duty?

Only one force stands between the people and an abusive, tyrannical government, or individual tyrants in government: the local militia organized, armed, trained, and led by the local citizenry. In case you haven’t stopped to notice, governments have sneakily, nastily encroached on numerous constitutional rights, especially the right to keep and bear arms, and the people have done nothing about it because we have no organized militia. If this bothers you, get busy organizing and joining a local militia today. And POUND on your legislators to remove restriction on the right to keep and bear arms.

Take note that school teachers should demand for the schools or the local militia to arm and train them so that they can shoot and kill malefactors who threaten to hurt them or their wards.

For more on the profound meaning of the 2nd Amendment guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms and the militia, particularly in light of popular gun control fantasies, read Dr. Edwin Vieira’s enlightening 8-part series “THE MILITIA OF THE SEVERAL STATES” GUARANTEE THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMShere: http://www.edwinvieira.com/edwin16.htm

Time to Train and Arm the Responsible

Image result for cartoon of engineering girlSouthern belle, structural engineer, and confessed liberal millennial, mother, and wife Anastasia Bernoulli blogged in favor of gun control. She attempted to use commonsense reasoning to engender disdain for public possession of assault rifles like the AR15, M16, or M4 carbine.

She began by explaining that as a former US Army soldier, she received training on and loved the accuracy and ease of use of the M4 carbine. Then she explained why she believes the American public has no need or use for such a weapon other than for killing lots of people fast, the very use to which several deranged militants have put the assault carbine.

She seems to think all such weapons should be locked inside an armory the way the military kept them when soldiers did anything but combat or weapons training. It goes without my saying, I suppose, that she also believes people with such weapons at hand should have no ammunition for them except during live fire at the shooting range or in sergeant-supervised combat. She flat-out believes that civilians with assault weapons could never successfully engage government troops with much more advanced and meaner weapons. She never experienced guerrilla war, I suppose.

That aside, Anastasia could quit her engineering job any day and switch to journalism. I like her writing style that much. And her liberal mind-set (inability to reason rationally regarding civilians possessing weapons of war) perfectly suit her move to such a career. Read her blog articles for yourself. I write my response to them below.

Anastasia:

As much as I love the flow and style of your writing, I kept noticing logical fallacies in your arguments, particularly when you cite an analogy or example to support your point. I’ll cut to the chase here. Your idea has holes, but you could patch them up. Okay, now I’ll drone on…

Example of bad logic. You wrote that 18% of NYPD bullets miss the target and hit elsewhere, implying the bullets will hit innocent people, and if cops can’t shoot straight, then civilians certainly cannot shoot straight and will end up killing each other by accident.

“Dude. NO.” Every unarmed able person runs and hides when the shooting starts, leaving the shooter alone. Cops miss from adrenaline nerves, or from ducking and dodging while running for cover. But when the cops start shooting back, the bad guy’s aim goes bad, and he starts missing. If nobody shoots back, the bad guy just keeps killing. THERE you have the problem with your logic.

As for the effectiveness of a pistol, a person who knows the point-and-shoot technique fires accurately by pointing, without aiming. A 9mm can easily kill and maim at 50 yards, and most school shootings occur at much shorter distances indoors or in classrooms. That moots your rifle logic.

Image result for Tavor X95Schools should arm patrol guards with bullpup 5.56mm carbines like the Tavor with frangible rounds. They should arm teachers with compact 9mm pistols with frangible rounds- females can wear a bra or thigh holster to conceal it. And it will take only a couple of dead teen thugs to teach students not to try disarming the teacher, a lesson worth the grieving of parents who feel secretly glad to have lost their bad egg.

Genghis Kahn was said to have remarked that government doesn’t miss dead children because parents can make more of them in short order, but it sorely misses dead taxpayers and soldiers. I tend to agree. If allowed to thrive, bad eggs victimize many during their formative and adult years – society should nip them in the bud, along with the parents who produce and train them to iniquity. Besides, if you want to make an omelet, you have to break some eggs, right? How’s that for logic contretemps?

This brings me to the most glaring flaw in your “Dude. No.” gun control thesis. It ignores the salient reality that 25% of the nation’s population has an IQ barely higher than a bucket of rocks. That disease has no cure. Doesn’t everybody know that children inherit their stupidity or intelligence from their parents?

Use your engineering mind to evaluate the Gaussian distribution of IQ scores of racial groups. I found that roughly 22 million Negroes, 25 million non-white Hispanics, and 33 million Caucasians have IQ below 85, the minimum IQ one needs to graduate from a high school that administrators have not intentionally dumbed down to allow the stupid to pass.

That gives the USA 80 million people who have gravitated to crime and welfare abuse because they cannot compete for the better jobs or mates. They procreate without restraint, unlike their much smarter counterparts who, ironically, don’t seem to have the intelligence needed to procreate at a rate sufficient to sustain their gene groups.

Stupid people cause most street crime. Stupid children become miscreants in school because throwing them in with smarter students makes them feel frustrated and angry. Smarter students hate being around them, but have no choice.

Medicos administer Ritalin and other mind altering drugs to stablize children, but it can make them violent. Wherefore, school integration of the smart, the stupid, and excessive numbers from wildly alien cultures, has contributed to the craziness that leads to school shootings.

Pogo said it best: “We has found the enemy, and he is us.” America should not remain a breeding ground for intellectual maggots, and should not force children of extreme cultural and intellectual differences to interact with one another in an academic environment.

The abject absence of procreation controls, and incompetent immigration controls, have dramatically increased the percentage of irresponsible people in the population. Our schools hurry that process along by integrating the smart in with the stupid.

You know what that means – fecund children fuck, and procreate with, only those they meet in school or socially, and the smart seldom fraternize with the stupid outside of school. Thus, willy-nilly integration dumbs down the gene pool. But for schools, the stupid and the smart would never meet till after they have selected mates from their own gene groups.

Until America cures the foregoing problems, Americans should pack heat and keep an assault weapon handy at home in case things go really bad. That brings me to your apparent theory that only the government should control access to assault weapons.

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Israeli School Teacher Defends Students with Assault Rifle

Before I start, I ask that you keep the rabidly insane, mind-blowingly expensive military conflicts of Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria in the background of your thoughts. The crazy-ass government put our citizens into centuries if not millennia of debt to send hundreds of thousands of our precious men and women into those actions to slaughter or become casualties. THAT INSANELY dangerous government wants to control OUR access to dangerous weapons.

Giving Government the benefit of the doubt (?!)… No matter what you wish, Government forces cannot go everywhere at once, and governments can and do go rogue, such as at Ruby Ridge, Waco, and recently in the Oregon Bundy land dispute.

No one can blame communities of people for arming themselves against such rogues. We can feel fortunate because we have not seen Nazi SS troopers invading our homes, bashing, raping, and looting. But European immigrants have witnessed it and their descendants comprise some of the staunchest advocates of gun freedoms. The news media has shown mobs of Negroes and Democrats intimidating, looting, and destroying. We trust that our government will stay essentially good and prevent or quash such public menaces, but nothing, absolutely NOTHING, guarantees it, and indeed, history exposes Government’s character as an evil empire.

Our Constitution acknowledges state militias for repelling invasion (such as through our Mexican border throughout the past 50 years). For a scholarly comprehension of this issue, read Dr. Edwin Vieira’s eight-part discussion The Militia of the Several States Guarantee the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Congress should organize, arm, and discipline the militia, and the state governments should provide its officers and training. The President commands only that part of the militia reserved to federal service. The National Guard constitutes the formal militias of the states under federal law, but the US military conscripted the National Guard for foreign conflicts like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, causing much trouble in the homes of the Guard members.

Theoretically a secondary state militia consists of all other able bodied people aged 17 to 64. I have not in my lifetime learned of any organization of a militia of such people by state or federal government. And frankly, having a state militia under total control of the President can easily run at cross purposes to the welfare of the people of the state, particularly when some branch of government becomes tyrannical. We have no choice but to presume that the states intend never to rely upon local militias, not even if reptilian people come running out of their holes in the earth to terrorize us.

But unless you have stinking thinking, you know that only the militias of the several states can enforce the US Constitution’s 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. A populous, strong, responsible, and adequately armed militia keeps otherwise evil Government restrained on a short leash.

Until we see actual local militia organized under state leadership, and not under complete dominion of the federal government, we must surmise none does or will exist until a crisis has come and gone. In other words, the purported militia, the National Guard of each state, is nothing more than a federal government tool, so the people of a state cannot depend upon it to protect them from government tyranny.

It has become monumentally evident that governments OPPOSE any free militia because only a free militia can threaten government abuse of power. So, NOW constitutes the only viable time for a population to arm itself against invasion, insurrection, riot, mayhem, or the terrorism of Islamic Jihadists or government thugs disguised as law enforcers. Wherefore, our weaponry should suffice for that purpose. Otherwise why bother?

THAT shoots the biggest hole in your gun control theory. Yes your arguments soften our hearts, but your logic has an inescapable sourness to it, the faint but unmistakable stench of tyranny in the making through rank, namby-pamby negligence and lapse of the eternal vigilance necessary to responsible liberty.

By the way, let me address your argument that “we had weapons in the armory but we didn’t carry them around” on your military base. I’ll give you the main reason. In combat, you have a definite chain of command, operative, and in force. A sergeant has grilled, disciplined, and stood on the necks of his minions throughout boot camp and other training. And his commanding officer stands on him and all the troops through the chain of command, ensuring that they will follow orders or face severe discipline.

The command chain keeps subordinates under constant scrutiny and on a short leash, lengthening it only for soldiers of proven trustworthiness, and only for a given mission. But when soldiers go about their personal business unarmed, nobody stands by to scrutinize and control their behavior or pull them up short on that longer leash. This variety of leash length, so to speak, gives reasonable liberty and control to the organization and its members.

But take a look at the members, as young as 17 who might not have the intelligence to graduate from high school, depending on the branch of service and the crises of recruitment. Many, if not most, have lived under negligent to abusive parental supervision. The smarter ones would have gone to college if they could afford it. The military tries, but cannot, undo a lifetime of malingering, conniving, malfeasance, thuggery, wimpiness, pampering, or abuse at the hands of irresponsible parents.

That explains why a sergeant and a chain of command stand on the recruits 24/7 during basic training, and closely monitor them thereafter, hoping they will stand firm or advance bravely in the face of enemy fire, and officers stand ready to shoot any combat cowards. Government simply cannot trust its soldiers to behave according to orders, even after the rigors of basic training. Wherefore, it keeps combat weapons under lock and key except during weapons training or combat deployment.

The public has no chain of command upon which it can rely for highly trained, excellent leadership. Until a more selfless and enlightened ethos becomes the world pattern for living, the people must fend for themselves without good leaders or military-quality police to protect them and to prevent unauthorized access to their living quarters, business offices, training grounds, and streets. Furthermore, the citizenry have no reasonable assurance of freedom from abuse by the police and courts.

That might seem unfortunate to some, but liberty has its blessings to justify its curses. Many, I among them, believe that the legalized plunder that characterizes modern western governments has enslaved populaces through low productivity of the stupid and high debt and taxation on the productive. Corrupt government funds the miscreants and feckless of society, including corporate and foreign welfare recipients. That enslavement has taken on the hue of an evil force inimical to the welfare of intelligent and productive people. Only ONE force keeps that evil in check: the locked and loaded pistols, shotguns, rifles, and assault weapons of the more responsible elements in the populace, particularly when organized in militias with a will to use those weapons to suppress tyranny.

In summary, your Pollyanna misgivings about effectiveness of public possession of sniper, assault, and fully automatic machine guns against tyranny must bow to the history written in the blood of populations whom tyrants or poverty disarmed. So a few crazy bastards get their hands on assault rifles and take out a bevy of students or abortion clinic patients or night club revelers. In view of the history of tyranny, that loss constitutes a minuscule price to pay for the freedom to possess dangerous firearms and munitions. In time, government will find effective ways to keep crazy bastards from getting their hands on such weapons, without disarming responsible citizens.

So, Dude. Yes. Americans have good and sufficient historical reasons for acquiring assault weapons, training with them in local militias and at shooting ranges and sporting events, and keeping them stashed at home with a trove of ammo, easily owner-accessible, well-maintained, and ready for emergency use.

We never know when peace, good will, order, and public safety will go totally and quickly to shit. But we have examples: the slaughter at the October 2017 Las Vegas strip Harvest Music Festival slaught4er; the June 2016 Orlando Pulse night club slaughter; and the August 2014 rampaging Negro riots in Ferguson, MO. No National Guard militia attended those events. So, what advantage do they give us?

Image result for p320Let your engineering mind consider this: any reasonably well-trained combat marksman with a 9 mm Sig Sauer P320 pistol could have instantly terminated the recent slaughters at the schools, churches, movie theaters, and night club; and any combat marksman with an assault rifle could have terminated the slaughter at Las Vegas. I see no reason why school teachers could not receive training in combat marksmanship or become card-carrying, steely-eyed militia members with a “Fuck You – I Like Guns” attitude.

If recent episodes of mayhem worry you, start blogging about the need for state and county governments to form, train, and arm LOCAL militias for LOCAL use only, maintain local, fast-access militia armories, coordinate local militias with local police and sheriff deputies, and provide assault-weapon-armed, volunteer former US Marine/SpecOps citizens to patrol public assemblages that law enforcers simply cannot or will not accommodate.

I end my comments by pointing out the elephant in the room. Constitutional rights don’t belong to everyone in the USA. The 2nd Amendment applies only to people with a nexus to government such as those who might serve in a militia or back them up at home. Americans well-understand, and do not complain, that illegal aliens, felons, minor children, mental incompetents, and protection injunctees do not have the legal right to own or possess firearms under federal and state laws.

So, I construe your arguments as an exhortation to tighten the restrictions on the irresponsible, such as by stripping 2nd Amendment rights from users and addicts of mind-altering substances, habitues of vices that incline them to further criminal behavior, epileptics and others with bad motor control or seizures, mental defectives, people with IQ below 90, people who demonstrate profound irresponsibility like career welfare recipients, people with long arrest records, people with a history of bullying, threatening, intimidating, or unjustified violent behavior, people who taunt, tease, and tend to drive others crazy, and people with no firearms safety or marksmanship training. Maybe you can add other irresponsibles to the list.

To any who say, “Fuck You – I Like Guns” you might warn “Then behave responsibly, learn good manners, and DON’T make a nuisance of yourself, or else we’ll get the court to take your guns away from you and sell them at auction.”

Every southern belle knows that even angels lose their liberty when they cannot or will not behave responsibly.

See? You have a happy medium. You have no problem with bridled personal LIBERTY exercised RESPONSIBLY. Do you?

Anastasia, please forgive any confusion I caused by injecting to-be verbs or passive voice into my comments above. I don’t write for a living.

“I’m not a home SAVIOR,” says Storm Bradford

Storm Bradford of Loudon County, Virginia founded a litigation support company decades ago (see http://LawPartnerOnCall.com) to help attorneys win cases.  As an adjunct to that activity, he founded Mortgage Fraud Examiners to aid attorneys for borrowers with mortgage problems. Bradford’s team examined every aspect of a loan transaction from inception to present time in order to discover who injured the borrower and how. THIS, according to Storm Bradford, was the ONLY way to beat foreclosure because it enabled the borrower to attack the injurious parties in court and win legal fees plus compensatory and punitive damages.

Around the same time, attorney Neil Garfield came out of retirement with a new and different business plan.  He started delivering seminars across the land encouraging attorneys to take on broke mortgage foreclosure victims as clients, and charge them $500 to $1500 per month to drag out the foreclosure proceedings as long as possible, sometimes as much as 5 or 6 years.  In that way, the attorneys could earn $20,000 to $50,000 per client and use only cookie-cutter / copy-machine pleadings without doing any real work other than leading the client by the hand into the inexorable jaws of foreclosure.

Those who learned first hand the value of Storm Bradford’s comprehensive mortgage examination from his web site http://MortgageFraudExaminers.com discovered that they could negotiate settlements with the injurious parties and never have to go through foreclosure.  They looked at Storm Bradford as their “SAVIOR” because the examination report provided information that enabled them to stop the foreclosure and settle with the creditor.

I’m NOT a home savior,” declared Bradford in an interview. “I just give the loan transaction the equivalent of an MRI [magnetic resonance imaging, Ed.], showing evidence of the injuries to the borrower, just as an MRI shows evidence of a brain tumor.  A patient will need a competent surgeon to remove a brain tumor.  A borrower might need a competent attorney to sue the servicer, creditor, lender, appraiser, mortgage broker, title company, or other party.  But usually the borrower can negotiate a settlement because the injurious party wants to avoid the expense of losing in court.

“So, while borrowers might see me as a savior, actually, I just show them how they got injured in the loan transaction,” Bradford said,  “and if artfully presented in court, that evidence is worth its weight in GOLD because it can win a judgment in favor of the borrower!”

These days, Neil Garfield still schemes to get clients for mortgage-related services that some consider worthless, and Storm Bradford still performs comprehensive mortgage examinations that give borrowers evidence of injuries, and their only possibility of prevailing in a dispute involving the foreclosure and related counter claims and cross claims. To many, Storm Bradford is both Hero and SAVIOR!

 

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Winston Shrout Sentencing set for 26 Sept 2017

I have attached Winston Shrout’s jury verdict, guilty on 19 counts –

  • 7 counts of making or producing a fictitious financial instrument
  • 3 counts of presenting or passing a fictitious financial instrument
  • 3 counts of mailing or shipping a fictitious financial instrument
  • 6 counts of willful failure to file an income tax return (for years 2009 – 2014)

Patriot Myth Monger Winston Shrout will spend years in prison (and possibly die there) for practicing what he preached – bogus methods of obtaining undeserved money and of not paying taxes. He might have fared better by following David Myrland’s or Pete Hendrickson’s recommendations for avoiding payment of taxes one does not owe. See below Winston Shrout’s docket report as of today, from PACER.GOV.

If you have sat at the feet of a patriot myth monger, hanging on his every word, struggling to squeeze sense out of his preachments and absorb them into your being, pay heed to the fate of Winston Shrout. We don’t know its full impact on his life, and we certainly cannot envy it. He could have avoided the fate had he not tried to “Trick” the system by embracing mythological nonsense about the US Government and our status and obligations under the law.

If you have followed a patriot myth monger, seek competent legal counsel before you get into serious trouble.

Winston Shrout Verdict.pdf

Google CEO Sundar Pichai fires employee for writing men better at tech jobs

http://diversitymemo.com

Read James Damore’s employee memo (reproduced below) that started the uproar, and read Sundar Pichai’s idiotic response.

The memo called Google culture an echo chamber that suppresses honesty, and explained why women are biologically unable to do as well as men in tech jobs. Damore wrote this:

“I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership. … We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism. … Note, the same forces that lead men into high pay/high stress jobs in tech and leadership cause men to take undesirable and dangerous jobs like coal mining, garbage collection, and firefighting, and suffer 93% of work-related deaths. ”

I’d extend that to say women don’t fare as well as men in military combat, and men don’t manage a domestic environment as well as women. The genders have their built-in relative strengths and weaknesses.

I personally believe women should, during their fecund years, stay home and rear, nurture, educate, and train their husband’s children, and employ them in the family enterprise to teach them a good work ethic, and cooperation at reaching mutual goals, as well as to earn more family income.

If women actually did this instead of competing against men in the workplace, America would have stronger, more productive families and better government, men would earn enough from one paycheck for a good standard of living for the family without needing a second income, children would grow up to become more responsible citizens and workers, more couples would marry and stay married, and more married couples could enjoy their sunset years in affluence.

Political correctness of the type promoted by Sundar Pichai at Google, constitutes a grave danger to American society because it encourages people to ignore statistical reality about the differences between men and women, shaming them into silence on any related topic, lest discussion of relevant issues appear as harassment, intimidation, bias, and discrimination. It also encourages embrace of the myth that men and women are equal. Pichai is a damned fool for perpetuating such nonsense.

Let us all try to remember that throughout the million years of human habitation of this world, women have traded sexual favors to men in exchange for security. Natural selection has ensured that the players in this woman-concocted exchange survive better than the non-players. Today that exchange characterizes the way men and women present themselves to one another and to society, in and out of the workplace. The genders might have remained somewhat equal, but thanks to women, they have not, no matter what today’s delusional feminists wish.

Now for the diversity memo…

Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber

How bias clouds our thinking about diversity and inclusion

go/pc-considered-harmful James Damore – damore@

July 2017

Feel free to comment (they aren’t disabled, the doc may just be overloaded). For longer form discussions see g/pc-harmful-discuss

Reply to public response and misrepresentation 1
TL;DR 2
Background 2
Google’s biases 2
Possible non bias causes of the gender gap in tech 3
Personality differences 4 Men’s higher drive for status 5
Non discriminatory ways to reduce the gender gap 5
The harm of Google’s biases 6
Why we’re blind 7
Suggestions 8

TL;DR

  • Google’s political bias has equated the freedom from offense with psychological safety, but shaming into silence is the antithesis of psychological safety.
  • This silencing has created an ideological echo chamber where some ideas are too sacred to be honestly discussed.
  • The lack of discussion fosters the most extreme and authoritarian elements of this ideology.
    • Extreme: all disparities in representation are due to oppression
    • Authoritarian: we should discriminate to correct for this oppression
  • Differences in distributions of traits between men and women may in part explain why we don’t have 50% representation of women in tech and leadership. Discrimination to reach equal representation is unfair, divisive, and bad for business.

Background [1]

People generally have good intentions, but we all have biases which are invisible to us. Thankfully, open and honest discussion with those who disagree can highlight our blind spots and help us grow, which is why I wrote this document. [2] Google has several biases and honest discussion about these biases is being silenced by the dominant ideology. What follows is by no means the complete story, but it’s a perspective that desperately needs to be told at Google.

Google’s biases

At Google, we talk so much about unconscious bias as it applies to race and gender, but we rarely discuss our moral biases. Political orientation is actually a result of deep moral preferences and thus biases. Considering that the overwhelming majority of the social sciences, media, and Google lean left, we should critically examine these prejudices.

Left Biases Right Biases
Compassion for the weak Respect for the strong/authority
Disparities are due to injustices Disparities are natural and just
Humans are inherently cooperative Humans are inherently competitive
Change is good (unstable) Change is dangerous (stable)
Open Closed
Idealist Pragmatic

Neither side is 100% correct and both viewpoints are necessary for a functioning society or, in this case, company. A company too far to the right may be slow to react, overly hierarchical, and untrusting of others. In contrast, a company too far to the left will constantly be changing (deprecating much loved services), over diversify its interests (ignoring or being ashamed of its core business), and overly trust its employees and competitors.

Only facts and reason can shed light on these biases, but when it comes to diversity and inclusion, Google’s left bias has created a politically correct monoculture that maintains its hold by shaming dissenters into silence. This silence removes any checks against encroaching extremist and authoritarian policies. For the rest of this document, I’ll concentrate on the extreme stance that all differences in outcome are due to differential treatment and the authoritarian element that’s required to actually discriminate to create equal representation.

Possible non-bias causes of the gender gap in tech [3]

At Google, we’re regularly told that implicit (unconscious) and explicit biases are holding women back in tech and leadership. Of course, men and women experience bias, tech, and the workplace differently and we should be cognizant of this, but it’s far from the whole story.

On average, men and women biologically differ in many ways. These differences aren’t just socially constructed because:

  • They’re universal across human cultures
  • They often have clear biological causes and links to prenatal testosterone
  • Biological males that were castrated at birth and raised as females often still identify and act like males
  • The underlying traits are highly heritable
  • They’re exactly what we would predict from an evolutionary psychology perspective

Note, I’m not saying that all men differ from women in the following ways or that these differences are “just.” I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership. Many of these differences are small and there’s significant overlap between men and women, so you can’t say anything about an individual given these population level distributions.

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Personality differences

Women, on average, have more:

  • Openness directed towards feelings and aesthetics rather than ideas. Women generally also have a stronger interest in people rather than things, relative to men (also interpreted as empathizing vs. systemizing).
    • These two differences in part explain why women relatively prefer jobs in social or artistic areas. More men may like coding because it requires systemizing and even within SWEs, comparatively more women work on front end, which deals with both people and aesthetics.
  • Extraversion expressed as gregariousness rather than assertiveness. Also, higher agreeableness.
    • This leads to women generally having a harder time negotiating salary, asking for raises, speaking up, and leading. Note that these are just average differences and there’s overlap between men and women, but this is seen solely as a women’s issue. This leads to exclusory programs like Stretch and swaths of men without support.
  • Neuroticism (higher anxiety, lower stress tolerance).This may contribute to the higher levels of anxiety women report on Googlegeist and to the lower number of women in high stress jobs.
    • Note that contrary to what a social constructionist would argue, research suggests that “greater nation-level gender equality leads to psychological dissimilarity in men’s and women’s personality traits.” Because as “society becomes more prosperous and more egalitarian, innate dispositional differences between men and women have more space to develop and the gap that exists between men and women in their personality becomes wider.” We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism.

Men’s higher drive for status

We always ask why we don’t see women in top leadership positions, but we never ask why we see so many men in these jobs. These positions often require long, stressful hours that may not be worth it if you want a balanced and fulfilling life.

Status is the primary metric that men are judged on [4], pushing many men into these higher paying, less satisfying jobs for the status that they entail. Note, the same forces that lead men into high pay/high stress jobs in tech and leadership cause men to take undesirable and dangerous jobs like coal mining, garbage collection, and firefighting, and suffer 93% of work-related deaths.

Non-discriminatory ways to reduce the gender gap

Below I’ll go over some of the differences in distribution of traits between men and women that I outlined in the previous section and suggest ways to address them to increase women’s representation in tech and without resorting to discrimination. Google is already making strides in many of these areas, but I think it’s still instructive to list them:

  • Women on average show a higher interest in people and men in things
    • We can make software engineering more people-oriented with pair programming and more collaboration. Unfortunately, there may be limits to how people-oriented certain roles and Google can be and we shouldn’t deceive ourselves or students into thinking otherwise (some of our programs to get female students into coding might be doing this).
  • Women on average are more cooperative
    • Allow those exhibiting cooperative behavior to thrive. Recent updates to Perf may be doing this to an extent, but maybe there’s more we can do.
    • This doesn’t mean that we should remove all competitiveness from Google. Competitiveness and self reliance can be valuable traits and we shouldn’t necessarily disadvantage those that have them, like what’s been done in education.
  • Women on average are more prone to anxiety.
    • Make tech and leadership less stressful. Google already partly does this with its many stress reduction courses and benefits.
  • Women on average look for more work-life balance while men have a higher drive for status on average
    • Unfortunately, as long as tech and leadership remain high status, lucrative careers, men may disproportionately want to be in them. Allowing and truly endorsing (as part of our culture) part time work though can keep more women in tech.
  • The male gender role is currently inflexible
    • Feminism has made great progress in freeing women from the female gender role, but men are still very much tied to the male gender role. If we, as a society, allow men to be more “feminine,” then the gender gap will shrink, although probably because men will leave tech and leadership for traditionally feminine roles.

Philosophically, I don’t think we should do arbitrary social engineering of tech just to make it appealing to equal portions of both men and women. For each of these changes, we need principles reasons for why it helps Google; that is, we should be optimizing for Google—with Google’s diversity being a component of that. For example currently those trying to work extra hours or take extra stress will inevitably get ahead and if we try to change that too much, it may have disastrous consequences. Also, when considering the costs and benefits, we should keep in mind that Google’s funding is finite so its allocation is more zero-sum than is generally acknowledged.

The Harm of Google’s biases

I strongly believe in gender and racial diversity, and I think we should strive for more. However, to achieve a more equal gender and race representation, Google has created several discriminatory practices:

  • Programs, mentoring, and classes only for people with a certain gender or race [5]
  • A high priority queue and special treatment for “diversity” candidates
  • Hiring practices which can effectively lower the bar for “diversity” candidates by decreasing the false negative rate
  • Reconsidering any set of people if it’s not “diverse” enough, but not showing that same scrutiny in the reverse direction (clear confirmation bias)
  • Setting org level OKRs for increased representation which can incentivize illegal discrimination [6]
  • These practices are based on false assumptions generated by our biases and can actually increase race and gender tensions. We’re told by senior leadership that what we’re doing is both the morally and economically correct thing to do, but without evidence this is just veiled left ideology [7] that can irreparably harm Google.

Why we’re blind

We all have biases and use motivated reasoning to dismiss ideas that run counter to our internal values. Just as some on the Right deny science that runs counter to the “God > humans > environment” hierarchy (e.g., evolution and climate change) the Left tends to deny science concerning biological differences between people (e.g., IQ [8] and sex differences). Thankfully, climate scientists and evolutionary biologists generally aren’t on the right. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of humanities and social scientists learn left (about 95%), which creates enormous confirmation bias, changes what’s being studied, and maintains myths like social constructionism and the gender wage gap [9]. Google’s left leaning makes us blind to this bias and uncritical of its results, which we’re using to justify highly politicized programs.

In addition to the Left’s affinity for those it sees as weak, humans are generally biased towards protecting females. As mentioned before, this likely evolved because males are biologically disposable and because women are generally more cooperative and areeable than men. We have extensive government and Google programs, fields of study, and legal and social norms to protect women, but when a man complains about a gender issue issue affecting men, he’s labelled as a misogynist and whiner [10]. Nearly every difference between men and women is interpreted as a form of women’s oppression. As with many things in life, gender differences are often a case of “grass being greener on the other side”; unfortunately, taxpayer and Google money is spent to water only one side of the lawn.

The same compassion for those seen as weak creates political correctness [11], which constrains discourse and is complacent to the extremely sensitive PC-authoritarians that use violence and shaming to advance their cause. While Google hasn’t harbored the violent leftists protests that we’re seeing at universities, the frequent shaming in TGIF and in our culture has created the same silence, psychologically unsafe environment.

Suggestions

I hope it’s clear that I’m not saying that diversity is bad, that Google or society is 100% fair, that we shouldn’t try to correct for existing biases, or that minorities have the same experience of those in the majority. My larger point is that we have an intolerance for ideas and evidence that don’t fit a certain ideology. I’m also not saying that we should restrict people to certain gender roles; I’m advocating for quite the opposite: treat people as individuals, not as just another member of their group (tribalism).

My concrete suggestions are to:

  • De-moralize diversity.
    • As soon as we start to moralize an issue, we stop thinking about it in terms of costs and benefits, dismiss anyone that disagrees as immoral, and harshly punish those we see as villains to protect the “victims.”
  • Stop alienating conservatives.
    • Viewpoint diversity is arguably the most important type of diversity and political orientation is one of the most fundamental and significant ways in which people view things differently.
    • In highly progressive environments, conservatives are a minority that feel like they need to stay in the closet to avoid open hostility. We should empower those with different ideologies to be able to express themselves.
    • Alienating conservatives is both non-inclusive and generally bad business because conservatives tend to be higher in conscientiousness, which is require for much of the drudgery and maintenance work characteristic of a mature company.
  • Confront Google’s biases.
    • I’ve mostly concentrated on how our biases cloud our thinking about diversity and inclusion, but our moral biases are farther reaching than that.
    • I would start by breaking down Googlegeist scores by political orientation and personality to give a fuller picture into how our biases are affecting our culture.
  • Stop restricting programs and classes to certain genders or races.
    • These discriminatory practices are both unfair and divisive. Instead focus on some of the non-discriminatory practices I outlined.
  • Have an open and honest discussion about the costs and benefits of our diversity programs.
    • Discriminating just to increase the representation of women in tech is as misguided and biased as mandating increases for women’s representation in the homeless, work-related and violent deaths, prisons, and school dropouts.
    • There’s currently very little transparency into the extend of our diversity programs which keeps it immune to criticism from those outside its ideological echo chamber.
    • These programs are highly politicized which further alienates non-progressives.
    • I realize that some of our programs may be precautions against government accusations of discrimination, but that can easily backfire since they incentivize illegal discrimination.
    • Focus on psychological safety, not just race/gender diversity.
  • We should focus on psychological safety, which has shown positive effects and should (hopefully) not lead to unfair discrimination.
    • We need psychological safety and shared values to gain the benefits of diversity
    • Having representative viewpoints is important for those designing and testing our products, but the benefits are less clear for those more removed from UX.
  • De-emphasize empathy.
    • I’ve heard several calls for increased empathy on diversity issues. While I strongly support trying to understand how and why people think the way they do, relying on affective empathy—feeling another’s pain—causes us to focus on anecdotes, favor individuals similar to us, and harbor other irrational and dangerous biases. Being emotionally unengaged helps us better reason about the facts.
  • Prioritize intention.
    • Our focus on microaggressions and other unintentional transgressions increases our sensitivity, which is not universally positive: sensitivity increases both our tendency to take offense and our self censorship, leading to authoritarian policies. Speaking up without the fear of being harshly judged is central to psychological safety, but these practices can remove that safety by judging unintentional transgressions.
    • Microaggression training incorrectly and dangerously equates speech with violence and isn’t backed by evidence.
  • Be open about the science of human nature.
    • Once we acknowledge that not all differences are socially constructed or due to discrimination, we open our eyes to a more accurate view of the human condition which is necessary if we actually want to solve problems.
  • Reconsider making Unconscious Bias training mandatory for promo committees.
    • We haven’t been able to measure any effect of our Unconscious Bias training and it has the potential for overcorrecting or backlash, especially if made mandatory.
    • Some of the suggested methods of the current training (v2.3) are likely useful, but the political bias of the presentation is clear from the factual inaccuracies and the examples shown.
    • Spend more time on the many other types of biases besides stereotypes. Stereotypes are much more accurate and responsive to new information than the training suggests (I’m not advocating for using stereotypes, I just pointing out the factual inaccuracy of what’s said in the training).

Reply to public response and misrepresentation

I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don’t endorse using stereotypes. When addressing the gap in representation in the population, we need to look at population level differences in distributions. If we can’t have an honest discussion about this, then we can never truly solve the problem. Psychological safety is built on mutual respect and acceptance, but unfortunately our culture of shaming and misrepresentation is disrespectful and unaccepting of anyone outside its echo chamber. Despite what the public response seems to have been, I’ve gotten many personal messages from fellow Googlers expressing their gratitude for bringing up these very important issues which they agree with but would never have the courage to say or defend because of our shaming culture and the possibility of being fired. This needs to change.

Notes

[1] This document is mostly written from the perspective of Google’s Mountain View campus, I can’t speak about other offices or countries.

[2] Of course, I may be biased and only see evidence that supports my viewpoint. In terms of political biases, I consider myself a classical liberal and strongly value individualism and reason. I’d be very happy to discuss any of the document further and provide more citations.

[3] Throughout the document, by “tech”, I mostly mean software engineering.

[4] For heterosexual romantic relationships, men are more strongly judged by status and women by beauty. Again, this has biological origins and is culturally universal.

[5] Stretch, BOLD, CSSI, Engineering Practicum (to an extent), and several other Google funded internal and external programs are for people with a certain gender or race.

[6] Instead set Googlegeist OKRs, potentially for certain demographics. We can increase representation at an org level by either making it a better environment for certain groups (which would be seen in survey scores) or discriminating based on a protected status (which is illegal and I’ve seen it done). Increased representation OKRs can incentivize the latter and create zero-sum struggles between orgs.

[7] Communism promised to be both morally and economically superior to capitalism, but every attempt became morally corrupt and an economic failure. As it became clear that the working class of the liberal democracies wasn’t going to overthrow their “capitalist oppressors,” the Marxist intellectuals transitioned from class warfare to gender and race politics. The core oppressor-oppressed dynamics remained, but now the oppressor is the “white, straight, cis-gendered patriarchy.”

[8] Ironically, IQ tests were initially championed by the Left when meritocracy meant helping the victims of the aristocracy.

[9] Yes, in a national aggregate, women have lower salaries than men for a variety of reasons. For the same work though, women get paid just as much as men. Considering women spend more money than men and that salary represents how much the employees sacrifices (e.g. more hours, stress, and danger), we really need to rethink our stereotypes around power.

[10] “The traditionalist system of gender does not deal well with the idea of men needing support. Men are expected to be strong, to not complain, and to deal with problems on their own. Men’s problems are more often seen as personal failings rather than victimhood,, due to our gendered idea of agency. This discourages men from bringing attention to their issues (whether individual or group-wide issues), for fear of being seen as whiners, complainers, or weak.”

[11] Political correctness is defined as “the avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against,” which makes it clear why it’s a phenomenon of the Left and a tool of authoritarians.

Why is injustice rampant in our democracy?

Mark Adams:

I write this in response to your oped piece “Why is injustice rampant in our democracy?” at https://www.opednews.com/articles/Why-is-injustice-rampant-i-by-Mark-Adams-JD-MBA-Aristocracy_Citizens_Democracy_Democracy-170720-8.html

The word Democracy means MOB RULE, where the minority always loses at the hands of the majority and the majority generally suffers from ignorance, stupidity, and other forms of irresponsibility, and constitute the group least fit to govern a nation or lead its people. Democracies throughout history have devolved into anarchy, then dictatorship and tyranny. “Democratic” means “pertaining to MOB RULE, and it suggests an exceedingly BAD form of government, a democracy.

Bouvier’s 1856 law dictionary defines Democracy thusly:

“DEMOCRACY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is exercised by the people in a body, as was the practice in some of the states of Ancient Greece; the term representative democracy has been given to a republican government like that of the United States.”

Right. Some fools call the US government a representative democracy. That makes my point. Every student of history knows what happened to the democracy of ancient Greece. And people within US borders do not enjoy universal suffrage. Felons, aliens, children under 18, and those adjudged mentally incompetent may not register to vote or vote in any elections. So we do not have a democracy.

But Woodrow Wilson, in his WWI slogan “To keep the world safe for Democracy,” helped to destroy the historical meaning of democracy and popularize it as a perversion in disguise. Well, why not? He was a socialist Democrat university professor before becoming President.

This messing with the meaning of Democracy has caused well-educated people like YOU to develop muddled thinking on the subject of Republic and Democracy characterized by your introductory remarks in the subject article you authored. There in that title you presumed a fact not in evidence by casting our government as a democracy, a nature it does not and never did have.

The Constitution of the US (CUSA) and all the states characterize the corresponding governments as REPUBLICS, and the CUSA mandates this in Article IV Section 4:

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”

By contrast with a Democracy, a Republic preserves the integrity of the affairs or rights of RESPONSIBLE citizenry having nexus to government. It does this through responsibly separating the powers of government into branches, through balancing those powers to prevent any branches from subsuming the authority of other branches, and through limiting suffrage to responsible citizens.

The 1928 Army Training Manual on Citizenship, TM 2000-25 elaborates on page 88:

The “blessings” which the citizen enjoys under our form of gov­ernment are secured through “liberty under law,” the enforcement of which is their only safeguard.

The purpose of our Government is to protect (not to provide) the property of its citizens; to guard his person (not to provide his sub­sistence) while he acquires the means of livelihood; to give every citizen equal opportunity in his chosen work and assure him of equal standing before the law.

Our Government is the most nearly perfect of all in securing indi­vidual rights and insuring the blessings of liberty. In no other nation is equal opportunity and equal protection assured, with such equal division of reward for labor and services rendered.

117. The American philosophy of government.-The Ameri­can philosophy of government emphasizes that-

(1) Individual rights are sacred and it is necessary to establish a government in the protection of these rights.

(2) All the powers of government are derived from the people, who retain the supreme authority over all delegated powers of government.

(3) Individual rights are not permitted to be exercised in the contravention of the rights of society. Individual liberty is always bounded by social obligations.

(4) Government is exercised for the purpose of protecting the individual in his rights.

(5) Governmental powers are delegated to the National, State, or local authority, and are limited in their exercise by provisions of the constitution as interpreted and defined by the Supreme Court.

(6) All rights not thus delegated are recognized as the inviolable right of the individual citizen and can not be usurped by any governmental power.

(7) The Government of the United States is not a democracy but a Republic.

The training manual goes on to compare the Democracy to the Republic:

Democracy:

  • A government of the masses.
  • Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of “direct” expression.
  • Results in mobocracy.
  • Attitude toward property is communistic – negating property rights,
  • Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, preju­dice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences.
  • Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.

Republic:

  • Authority is derived through the election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them.
  • Attitude toward property is respect for laws and individual rights, and a sensible economic procedure.
  • Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences.
  • A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass.
  • Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy.
  • Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress.
  • Is the ” standard form ” of government throughout the world.

Clearly, the USA and the Several States are REPUBLICS, not democracies.

To WHOM, then, does the CUSA refer with its numerous guarantees of rights to “the people?”

Axiomatically, the term “the people” in the US Constitution means RESPONSIBLE people who have a nexus to government. In the early days of our nation, only free white propertied men 21+ years of age could vote or hold public office. That restriction reasonably guaranteed responsible electors and government officers.

Since those early days, Democrats and other socialists have nearly destroyed the American republic by empowering ever more irresponsible people with undeserved and unwarranted suffrage under the myth that all men (and now women and children, welfare recipients, indigents, the abysmally stupid, and the utterly irresponsible) are created and stay equal, which, of course, they are not and do not.

Around a year ago I explained in some detail precisely why governments gutted petite and grand jury powers and destroyed the right of private prosecution of crimes. Read all about it here:

https://bobhurt.blogspot.com/2016/07/why-government-destroyed-jury-powers.html

In summary thereof, I offer the following:

At the end of the Civil War, the white men running governments of the US and several States felt appalled at the notion that Legislatures had handed suffrage to ignorant, feckless Negroes, Mexicans, and non-tribal Amerindians. They knew that Negroes registered to vote could populate juries and prosecute crimes. So, they decided to strip powers away from associated quasi-government activities – petite and grand juries, and criminal prosecutions.

They reasoned that Americans could not trust Negroes to perform their jury/prosecution functions without using those functions as a platform to express hatred for Caucasians generally and against former overlords in particular. In other words, they believed no Negro jurors would indict or convict a fellow Negro. And we now have proof of the soundness of that concern – the mixed-race jury refused to convict Negro O.J. Simpson, so he runs free to gloat over getting away with his stabbing murders of his Caucasian ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her Caucasian boyfriend Ron Goldman.

Since the civil war era’s 15th Amendment guaranteeing that governments cannot deny suffrage on the basis of race, matters have worsened. The 19th Amendment prohibited denial of suffrage 0n the basis of sex (gender), so now WOMEN can vote and sit on juries. The 26th Amendment gave suffrage to CHILDREN age 18+. Most in those categories have little if any nexus to government or have more than a vague idea of what the Constitution provides or means. And everyone of any sense knows that a child’s brain has not fully developed till age 25, so it is plain crazy to let people under 25 enjoy full suffrage.

THAT, Mark Adams, explains the sorry state of our government. Legislatures have foolishly handed suffrage to irresponsible people, so NATURALLY we have panderers and irresponsibles running government. And, NATURALLY nobody of good sense will trust irresponsible electors to wield unfettered jury and prosecution powers.

Through the murk of unwarranted suffrage sabotaging the American republics, it becomes clear… Somehow America’s educators and parents have failed to imbue the people with an acute awareness that liberty comes ONLY at the cost of commensurate responsibility.

The solution, in order to restore jury powers and right of private prosecution, lies in first restoring sanity to our system of suffrage by eliminating irresponsibles from the electorate and the government by Constitutional amendment. The Amendment should require a minimum IQ and education, a high passing score on a comprehensive constitution competency test, financial self-sufficiency, and a history of demonstrable respect for law and the rights of others as prerequisites for swearing an oath to support the Constitution. Since one must swear that oath to register to vote or take government employment, those demonstrations of responsibility above will become a standard prerequisite for all who would enter the electorate or government service.

Meanwhile, please stop referring to our governments as democracies, lest you cause people like me to suffer a malevolent gas attack.

Government Abuse of Rod Class 2nd Amendment Rights

The author of these comments casts Rod Class as a delusional fool and criminal instead of as the freedom-fighting hero and law expert Rod Class sees smiling back at him in his bathroom mirror.

I cannot argue with the carping criticism and I appreciate the work that the author put into making his point that only a fool will pay any attention to legal theories coming from Rod Class.

Beyond doubt, Rod Class has demonstrated incompetence at managing some of his personal legal affairs. It seems axiomatic to conclude that the patriots who heed the legal theories of Rod Class do so at their peril.

Nevertheless, Rod at least tries to study and learn the law, and to stand up for his rights as he sees them, and he generally does it politely. Rod got charged with a  crime after capitol police found a hidden weapons cache in his vehicle in a parking lot within the Capitol Zone. Rod pled guilty under intimidation from the prosecutor.  His attorney recently won a favorable SCOTUS opinion that a defendant may challenge the constitutionality of the statute he has confessed to violating.  Rod believed the 2nd Amendment guarantees his right to possess firearms even in the Capitol Zone.

But I agree with Rod, but I predict that the court will proclaim constitutional the law criminalizing possession of dangerous weapons in the Capitol Zone .    For insight into why, read Dr. Edwin Vieira’s analysis of the 2nd Amendment and the people’s militia powers.

Bob Hurt

More on Gobeklitepe

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Gobekli Tepe is a civilization site over 10,000 years old in Turkey right smack between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, northern Mesopotamia. Later inferiors, strangely, buried it. Excavations started in 1995, and multiple sites exist in the area. I and others have commented on its civilizational significance.

Here is one

Here is another nearby

According to my favorite book, Adam and Eve arrived 38,000 years ago as biologic uplifters of humanity. They settled in “the Garden of Eden” on a peninsula jutting out from the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea approximately due east of present day Cyprus, and since submerged due to tectonic plate shifts. As the story goes they defaulted in their mission and an impending invasion by Nodites (yes, the same tribe from which Cain took himself a wife after running off in consequence of slaying his brother Abel) required them to leave for the second garden. Gobekli Tepe is in the same general area, albeit a bit north.

While a lot has changed in terms of climate and tectonic plate shifts in the past 38,000 years, clearly a marvelously fertile valley lies immediately south of Gobekli Tepe. And it seems ideal as a Garden of Eden because it is surrounded by relatively inhospitable territory

The Tigris and Euphrates rivers make natural boundaries to keep hostiles at bay, and they approach within 50 miles of each other in southeast Turkey at Hantepe (Tigris) and Konacik (Euphrates) about 50 miles north and a little east of Gobekli Tepe, and in the area of Baghdad, Iraq. A very fertile area sits in eastern Syria, immediately 80 miles south of the northernmost approach of the two rivers to each other, and in numerous area in between. The star sits at Gobekli Tepe. If it took Adam and Eve a year go travel 100 miles from the first Garden of Eden to the Euphrates river, it would have taken several years to reach the area of Baghdad, so I imagine they ventured northeast another 60 or 80 miles to reach the site of the Second Garden site. Gobekli Tepe’s ruins seem to suggest the influence of superior beings like Adam and Eve and their progeny on the ancestry of those who created the civilization at Gobekli Tepe. I’m guessing the apple did not fall far from the tree. The line drawn in the image below shows the distance between the Tigris (right) and Euphrates (left) rivers. The white line running left to right at the bottom is the border between Turkey (north) and Syria (south). Based on the comments in The Urantia Book I’d guess the site of the second garden at the area south of Siverek because it is crisscrossed by numerous rivers, it is a fertile valley, and it has mountains to the east (to which former occupants of the valley fled).

Excerpt from The Urantia Book:

PAPER 76 – THE SECOND GARDEN

When Adam elected to leave the first garden to the Nodites unopposed, he and his followers could not go west, for the Edenites had no boats suitable for such a marine adventure. They could not go north; the northern Nodites were already on the march toward Eden. They feared to go south; the hills of that region were infested with hostile tribes. The only way open was to the east, and so they journeyed eastward toward the then pleasant regions between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. And many of those who were left behind later journeyed eastward to join the Adamites in their new valley home.

Cain and Sansa were both born before the Adamic caravan had reached its destination between the rivers in Mesopotamia. Laotta, the mother of Sansa, perished at the birth of her daughter; Eve suffered much but survived, owing to superior strength. Eve took Sansa, the child of Laotta, to her bosom, and she was reared along with Cain. Sansa grew up to be a woman of great ability. She became the wife of Sargan, the chief of the northern blue races, and contributed to the advancement of the blue men of those times.

1. THE EDENITES ENTER MESOPOTAMIA

It required almost a full year for the caravan of Adam to reach the Euphrates River. Finding it in flood tide, they remained camped on the plains west of the stream almost six weeks before they made their way across to the land between the rivers which was to become the second garden.

When word had reached the dwellers in the land of the second garden that the king and high priest of the Garden of Eden was marching on them, they had fled in haste to the eastern mountains. Adam found all of the desired territory vacated when he arrived. And here in this new location Adam and his helpers set themselves to work to build new homes and establish a new center of culture and religion.

This site was known to Adam as one of the three original selections of the committee assigned to choose possible locations for the Garden proposed by Van and Amadon. The two rivers themselves were a good natural defense in those days, and a short way north of the second garden the Euphrates and Tigris came close together so that a defense wall extending fifty-six miles could be built for the protection of the territory to the south and between the rivers.

After getting settled in the new Eden, it became necessary to adopt crude methods of living; it seemed entirely true that the ground had been cursed. Nature was once again taking its course. Now were the Adamites compelled

Winston Shrout finally convicted for his income tax scams

About 10 years ago Winston Shrout blew into town and put on a somewhat secret, private seminar for far-edge, think-outside-the-box legal theorist movers and shakers in the Tampa Bay area. He taught them about the ultra-slick, arcane 1099-OID process of getting the IRS to pay scammers undeserved tax refunds. I had started calling the process a scam back then, and so the movers and shakers shunned me as they pulled in dupes and fools to whom they sold their 1099-OID service.

It took the IRS and DOJ a few years, but they finally started getting indictments and convictions against 1099-OID and other scammers who used very clever ways of cheating on the taxes. Incidentally, you should not take my expressed disdain for the scammers as an indication that I believe they actually owed any income tax because I don’t. However, the scammers used an utterly crooked way to get out of paying the tax AND of getting refunds of far more money than they would have deserved with a traditional tax return.

After tolerating years of the scammers’ bogus seminars to teach crooked methods and of preparing and filing fraudulent documents, the government got indictments and convictions of the infamous Timothy Turner (of the Restore America Plan scam) and Glen Unger, AKA Dr. Sam Kennedy. Today those scammers live in federal prisons, right where they belong.

And now Winston Shrout will soon join them because the government just won a conviction against him for his own brand of scams. See the articles below.

To all who hate the income tax: beware of preparing or filing false or fraudulent documents in an effort to avoid or evade income tax.

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Colorado “People’s Grand Jury” Participants Face Conspiracy and Racketeering Charges

A Denver Post news article and a long, bad indictment show why spearheading a so-called “common law grand jury” or “people’s grand jury” paves a path to prosecution and prison.

344449620-People-of-the-State-of-Colorado-vs-Bruce-Doucette-et-al.pdf

What’s the diff between HE and Sarin bombing?

In a military conflict, combat and collateral damage, included that from bombs, rockets, IEDs, booby traps, rifles, pistols, and poison gas or water, kills or injures people. And NOBODY (arguably, not even children, especially those able to wield a weapon, because parents are responsible for them) are innocent.

So, let us take the point of collateral damage or slaughter of the arguably innocent. If that worries heads of state and their war theorists, then they shouldn’t wage war because collateral damage is unavoidable, and in fact it is often necessary in order to force an adversary to sue for peace.

Given that heads of state don’t intervene or stop the conflict at its outset by such overwhelming and irresistible force as to defeat combatants immediately, they are all in a measure responsible for collateral damage, and they should just shut up and stop whining about it.

Looking at the videos of the sick and dying from the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, and comparing that to the clouds of smoke and ash from today’s high explosive bombing that killed people in the same area, I have to wonder if Trump is loony for wasting US money on his moralizing tomahawk missile attack on the Sha’irat Syria air base the other night. His attack proved nothing other than the inability to think straight and willingness to piss away taxpayer money in pique.

The USA needs to get its military out of the Mideast and Central Asia altogether, and precede any future interference with tactical nukes to take out the chief troublemakers.

And Americans should take note of the anti-American treachery of the Obama administration in funding and arming the Syrian rebels in a Qatar/Saudi conspiracy to force Assad to allow a Qatar gas pipeline to run through Syria. Obama might have intended the scheme to let Qatar gas compete against Russian gas in Europe, and as a consequence to collapse Russia’s economy as punishment for invading Ukraine and Georgia and snatching the Crimean peninsula. How is that in US interest? It isn’t. If Ukraine, Moldova, and other former Soviet possessions want protection, they should pay their share and join NATO.

Obama’s stupid scheme has cut loose 5 million Syrians, including many terrorists among them, not to mention countless Iraqis and Afghans, to migrate elsewhere as refugees to set up Islami states wherever they go. I personally do not welcome the Muslims and stupid among them into the USA, nor should anyone else of good sense.