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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

"YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE LAW UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND THE TECHNOLOGY"

       Retired Federal Magistrate of the US District Court, District of Columbia, 
       Judge John M. Facciola.


http://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/2015/08/e-discovery-reflections-from-retired-magistrate-judge-john-facciola/

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dear Iowa

You are my people.

   My maternal grandparents were born and raised in small towns in Iowa- Grinnell, Jessup, Ames and Brooklyn. Yes, there is a Brooklyn Iowa.  Salt of the earth folk.
My grandfather's family has even been written up in a historic account of settlers of Iowa.

  This election is a referendum on whether Honesty Matters Anymore.

I am praying that Iowa returns a hearty "YES" vote to say "YES" Honesty has to matter in public life.

It has to matter that you can trust lawyers, and Judges and politicians. It has to matter that people tell the truth and don't lie regardless of whether they think they can get caught or not. It has to matter when assessing character.

This election season vote "YES" Honesty Still Counts. Your mother taught you that. Your mother was smart.

Iowans, I am praying will do the right thing.  America is counting on you.

SMOKING CANONS

Hillary's Woes Just Got Woeyier.


   The State Department did a last minute before the Iowa Caucus week email dump in which they
released a huge number of emails. You can actually read them because they posted them on line
on their public FOIA page- RIGHT HERE!!!! https://foia.state.gov/Search/Results.aspx?collection=Clinton_Email_January_29_Release   (click the box on the page and you can see the document image)

   The news headlines are all about the emails they are refusing to release because they contain info so top secret no one should know about them.

   What the news isn't picking up on ---and should--- is the fact that huge  numbers of emails were just released just days before the caucus and these ARE MARKED CLASSIFIED with the confidential and/or privileged parts redacted (a boxed line around an empty space indicates a redaction). In the case where there is a huge redaction and a MARKING OF CLASSIFIED there is a Declassification Date in the future when the document can be declassified. Until then its redacted presumably.

   So what does this all mean?

It means Hillary looked the national audience in the eye on national TV and said she never sent nor received documents "MARKED CLASSIFIED" at the time. So did the State Dept just mark these classified now ?
     To the lay observer this appears a classified marking on emails - it should be explained- to the FBI. When were those markings put on those emails. This is a serious question.

   It also raises serious questions that some 30 plus pages of emails are so top secret they cannot be released in any form even redacted.

   This was all sent on or through unsecured servers from Hillary's private emails run through her husband's homebrew server.

I have just started looking at it and its not even my job. Its the FBIs job and the people paid to be investigative reporters. But clearly- this is beyond troubling. Because even if Hillary wins Iowa she could get a knock on the door by the FBI anytime now.

The kind of information that was contained in those emails also posed security risks in that schedules of when she was leaving her private residence to go places were sent via email -- which means anyone who was trying to find out where our Secretary of State was in any given moment of the morning going from her house to work or to meetings could know exactly where she was when.
If I were Secretary of State I wouldn't want that kind of information public information for any crackpot with a rifle hiding behind the bushes to know.

Other information contains strategically significant important information regarding policy.

Hillary just looks like a seriously pathological reality challenged liar when saying nothing "marked classified" was sent. "Marked" is beside the point if it was (or cut and pasted from documents with that marking or heading) and apparently some WAS MARKED CLASSIFIED---with specific declassification dates (unless State just put that on there for the release and publication of these docs to note the redactions in which case why wasn't it done earlier).

You should be asking yourself- who puts "Classified" on the emails. If I am Secretary of State and I send an email that I have reason to know is classified or should be classified do I have to wait for someone to tell me its classified before I mark it CLASSIFIED on my email transmission?

It is a pretty inevitable conclusion that Hillary knew she was sending classified information on or through her private homebrew server and that it did not have the IT oversight of State, and that she did it all on purpose to avoid scrutiny under FOIA and /or the watchful eye of anyone else in the Administration who could access the government server. She did not do this for the contrived "convenience" she deadpanned, she did it on purpose and its not hard to guess why given the link with the Clinton Foundation cash shake-down which ran on the same server.

Draw your own conclusions, but you owe it to yourself to get all the facts.

 


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Climate Change: Prince Charles Speaks Out

Happy Thanksgiving.

GEORGE WASHINGTON's THANKSGIVING DAY PROCLAMATION

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Go. Washington

The American Persecution Test

CAN Factor Religion.

    The Politico writers agree with me. Asylum law in this country allows a persecution test to factor religious persecution in granting Asylum preferences into the US. Christian refugees have a prima facie claim for Asylum so should be granted in quicker access to refugee placement- because we don't know if the Muslim ones are militant ISIS or not until more comprehensive vetting is involved.
No Christians are joining ISIS. ISIS has proclaimed itself an Islamic organization that is persecuting Christians. This is well documented and incontrovertible. So for any President to say we don't have a "religious test" and can't consider religion in refugee issues is just wrong.
See, http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/11/yes-we-should-consider-refugees-religion-000325

It's VERY American.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Refugee Priority

For Christians.

Should the US have let in Jews before, during and after WWII from Germany and Nazi occupied lands as a priority and precedent over non-Jews? If you said yes, then Christians should be let into America now from ISIS occupied lands because they are specifically targeted for persecution. Like the gold star of David sewn on jackets, a black "N" is scrawled on the homes of Christians standing for Nazarene meaning Jesus from Nazareth follower, and those houses are confiscated -stolen--if the people won't convert to Islam, with the people driven from their homes or killed. All those people would be legally eligible for asylum in America. ISIS was not doing that to Muslims. So, Yes, its Right, Good, Fair, Legal and the only decent thing to do to give refugee priority to Christians coming from ISIS controlled lands.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Just Pray

Christian GENOCIDE

And the Asylum Argument.

    Christians under ISIS controlled territory experienced and are experiencing Genocide. They appear to have prima facie claims for Asylum because of the well founded fear of persecution. CHRISTIANS have been beheaded, kidnapped, shot, imprisoned, hung, crucified, told to leave, convert or be shot and their heads have been decapitated and kicked around like soccer balls- for no other reason than that they are CHRISTIANS. CHRISTIANS are experiencing the worst persecution since NERO by ISIS. There is an Islamic Genocide of Christians going on now by ISIL.

That is why CHRISTIANS should be allowed in as refugees without much question as to whether they are terrorists. Christians are not terrorizing anyone in the Middle East, they are victims of Terror.

So listen Barach. It is highly offensive that you don't get that Christians are being persecuted and are subject to a genocide. It is offensive that you think that protecting them and providing immediate refuge for them isn't something that should be the absolute top of your agenda. It is offensive that you would criticize anyone for one minute wanting Christians to be able to come without delay from ISIS controlled territory. There is an argument for stricter scrutiny on the Muslim ones because ISIS is infiltrating Muslim refugees.

Barach, Sir, Mr. President - what is your problem?  Why are you not getting that this is an intense genocidal slaughter and persecution of CHRISTIANS not Muslims that ISIS is engaged in.

It is absolutely consistent with our Asyum laws and policies to provide immediate refuge for people under imminent threat and fear of bodily harm and genocidal persecution.
Where did you go to law school again?  Clearly you didn't take Immigration Law.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS! BRAVO DELATTRE.

The French-

   Love Them.

France's Ambassador to the UN (formerly France's Ambassador to the US) FRANCOIS DELATTRE  (a career diplomat who may one day find himself running for President of France) has succeeded in passing a UN resolution at the Security Counsel rallying the entire world against DAECH (Isil).

After a period of silence reflecting on the massacres in Paris, the vote was unanimous at the UN to 
crush Daech. 

Understanding Your Enemy

To Undermine Your Enemy

     Hillary on the trail is parroting an approach, that she in fact may have authored originally, to not call the Islamic State In the Levant (ISIL) "Islamic" radicals or "Islamic" terrorists or "Islamic" extremists because she doesn't want to offend all Muslims. Not only is this nuts, it is counterproductive to learning how to undermine them.

    Calling them Islamic radical extremists jihadist terrorists is exactly what they are. Yes, they are also criminal, but understanding why they self-identify how they do is a step necessary toward understanding how to undermine their thinking which is a necessary component on the War against them. You shouldn't call them ISIS or ISIL not because they are Islamic but because they don't merit ever being called a "state."

   Daech or ISIL is a deeply misguided geo-politically imperialist purification fundamentalist strain and vein of Islam. It is a movement that believes it is purifying the earth of the non-islamic non-believing infidels or Kafar and all their vices.  It sees itself as in service of their God (Allah) against vice infected westerners. It is rooted in a misguided theological emphasis on the Koranic versus calling for "Killing" and "fighting" infidels (Jews and Christians mostly) of which there are literally hundreds in the Koran. Pick up a copy, Hillary, and read it. They are translated in English. Anyone who reads it past the first chapter will immediately see all the calls to kill or fight the non believer.

  The other Muslims who are "moderate" or peace-loving, who do not subscribe to the barbarity of taking literally the "Kill" verses of the Koran but adhere to the peaceful pillars of Islam (prayer, service, tithing, etc) know that ISIL is a strain, a version of terrorist criminal Islam that believes it is a purification movement. Those moderate peaceable Muslims are needed to combat the perverse ideology of Daech, to undermine their legitimacy in the religion. It is incorrect to say that Daech has nothing to do with Islam. The fact that their recruits believe that they are God's Army indicates that their motivation is religious. The fact that their texts are the texts of organizing religion through all Islam in the Koran, means they are Islamic. The fact that they shout God Rules (Allah Akbar) while committing heinous criminal atrocities means they are Islamic, the fact that they say on video "Allah commands it" means they are Islamic. They are a brutal, fundamentalist, jihadist, extremist strain or version of Islam, but it is Islam. To quote someone running for President "Do you think they are all from Denmark?" Of course, they are Islamic and it is necessary to understand that this is a religious purification movement under Islam that has its attractiveness to recruits because it is an Islamic purification movement.

    I think sometimes the people thinking through these Foreign Policy strategies think they are a bit more clever than they are. The refusal to call a strain of Islamic fundamentalism for what it is does not help.

   The fact that it is a purification anti-vice movement that uses that as a recruiting tool should tell you that it is not a good strategy to promote things globally that they consider pure vice-like homosexual marriage-and doing that actually inflames them and creates more recruitment. For them its like promoting drunkenness when they are against alcohol. Western society is viewed by them as profoundly vice-ridden, profoundly decadent, and for them Paris the capital of EuroTrash vice. So note to foreign policy crafters: don't flaunt vice like it is a national past-time with a constitutional right in America. If you don't understand that jihadism is an islamic purification movement you don't get that vice matters in foreign policy. Its time to  connect the dots people.

 

   

 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Andrew Neil's message to Paris attackers - BBC News

Happy Thanksgiving

"I would maintain that Thanks are the Highest Form of Thought,  and that Happiness is Gratitude Doubled by Wonder." G.K. Chesterton

The Right to TRAVEL

is a Constitutional Right.

   It is as fundamental as the Right to Marriage well established by the Supreme Court. Revoking passports for tax debts is deeply wrong and a very bad idea.

Any attempt to restrict that Constitutional Right would be likely unconstitutional if based on someone's tax debt.

There is a a bill to revoke passports or not issue US passports if people owe taxes.
This should not pass- and would likely be viewed as Unconstitutional if it passed.

The IRS is a body functioning under the Executive Branch that acts outside Congressional oversight for the most part. It has a political agenda often and we recently have seen political enemies targeted by the IRS. People and organizations that have been hostile to the Democratic Agenda have been targeted by the IRS. See, Louis Lerner

The amount of IRS error is reflected in litigation against the IRS. They make mistakes. They can double or triple a tax debt with penalties, interest and fees.

We live in a Global Economy where it is just as likely that people's business enterprises require they go overseas as much as they go across State lines (or more depending on their business).

People need passports to travel to meet family, or conduct business as well as more frivolous holidays. This penalizes people who have family out of the country potentially. It potentially also impacts the poorest of the citizenry- who might be disputing tax debts or interest and penalties that double or triple the actual debt.

We do not in this country deny rights of citizenship in this country because people are poor or have a hard time paying their taxes.
There is already an enforcement mechanism in place to prosecute tax avoidance and evasion.  Denying a fundamental right to Travel (which people need to make money to pay their debts in some cases) is not only Unconstitutional, its counterproductive.

That is UnAmerican.


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Without doing any legal research I quickly found this on Wikipedia which you can follow up on-
The U.S. Supreme Court in Crandall v. Nevada73 U.S. 35 (1868) declared that freedom of movement is a fundamental right and therefore a state cannot inhibit people from leaving the state by taxing them. In United States v. Wheeler, 254 U.S. 281 (1920), the Supreme Court reiterated its position that the Constitution did not grant the federal government the power to protect freedom of movement. However, Wheeler had a significant impact in other ways. For many years, the roots of the Constitution's "privileges and immunities" clause had only vaguely been determined.[5] In 1823, the circuit court in Corfield had provided a list of the rights (some fundamental, some not) which the clause could cover.[6][7] The Wheeler court dramatically changed this. It was the first to locate the right to travel in the privileges and immunities clause, providing the right with a specific guarantee of constitutional protection.[8] By reasoning that the clause derived from Article IV of the Articles of Confederation, the decision suggested a narrower set of rights than those enumerated in Corfield, but also more clearly defined those rights as absolutely fundamental.[9]






Please Watch this- Senators

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/19/okeefe-video-syrian-refugees-claim-syrians-using-fake-passports-get-europe/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

Safety

FIRST

    The President often says his job is FIRST the Safety of the American People..

There is a bill that passed in the House that the Senate should pass also on refugee policy which places a security check in between unfettered admittance to refugees from countries where ISIS operates. This House bill seems measured, smart, and limited to those countries in which ISIS is operating and aggressively recruiting.

   There are wierd objections that miss the point, of the 'we should be nice and welcoming to refugees' vein. I can't tell you how many times I have been reminded on social media that "I was a stranger and you welcomed me." None of these platitudes are here appropriate because we are not denying refugees admittance with this bill proposal. We are letting them in- once they have been effectively vetted as safe.

  The other objection you hear is that we don't have the manpower at the FBI to effectively clear everyone. Then HIRE MORE FBI. If there is no money to hire more FBI then attach a rider or amendment to the bill that appropriates a huge budgetary allotment to hire more FBI. That is a ridiculous objection.


If the President is really serious about his duty and obligation to FIRST keep American people safe, then he should not Veto this bill.

Because WE NOW KNOW that part of ISIS strategy is to infiltrate the refugee populations. WE NOW KNOW that some people posing as refugees travel on forged passports and have false travel documents created for them in Europe and elsewhere. WE NOW KNOW that ISIS is determined to get to America and do harm.

To not address these serious concerns and just call people calling for better safety measures "UnAmerican" or worse, "UnChristian" is, frankly, disgusting.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

copy cats


“It’s quite severe in Europe now, and I also believe that copycats in America will do their best to do what their brothers have done in Europe.”ICYMI: Morten Storm, a former member of Al Qaeda who later became a CIA double agent, said last night that another attack is likely to occur within the next two weeks. http://bit.ly/1MTlgRv     http://bit.ly/1MTlgRv
Posted by The Kelly File on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sticks and Stones

And Names do Hurt Me.


       There should be no place in the political dialogue of debating policy calling people "UnAmerican" or "shameful" or other slanders because they, upon reasoned judgment disagree with a strategy, policy or government position. Of course it is compassionate to be immigrant friendly and in the American character, but there are sound reasons to make exceptions.

Currently there is a reasoned debate on whether allegedly Syrian refugees should be admitted in the tens of thousands in American States and over half the States are having some pause and saying in light of the Paris attacks, perhaps we might rethink this.

   Sound Reasons to not allow in allegedly Syrian refugees include:

1. High level FBI people have said the sort of usual vetting is either not possible or unreliable because the sort of records and documents that are used to establish identity don't exist. Travel documents from people without passports were created in Greece for large numbers of them, who may or may not have given real information and there is no way to tell.

2. There have been large numbers of immigrant refugees who have in fact been arrested by the FBI in connection with previous ISIS terror plots or aiding and abetting.

3. We don't have effective gun control measures to stop people who are suspected terrorists or even those on terror watch lists from getting weapons in this country. Kids in a candy store.

4. ISIS has said they are coming to Washington to inflict more terroristic attacks in DC. Take them at their word. Do we want to give them a red carpet and food stamps?

So people who don't want refugees from allegedly Syria coming should not be demonized for being "safe not sorry" when dealing with mass casualty possibilities even if perhaps too safe.

Let me say a word about tone.
These are sensitive emotion laden debates. When emotion runs hot facts tend to run out the door.
It serves no legitimate purpose to demonize people who are trying their best to think through solutions given evolving facts.

National Security should not be a partisan issue. Refugee relocation isn't just about "widows and orphans" when we know the majority of refugees are the fit males who survived the passage across the Med. Further, if anyone thought widows were incapable of being terrorists, they didn't read about the woman strapped to a suicide vest who just today died in St. Denis.

National Security is serious business. It shouldn't devolve into Partisan PR epithet-throwing from either side. Our current vetting procedures and current gun restriction legislation look dangerously, lethally even, insufficient to tell us which refugees are ISIS affiliated and would shoot up the Capital given the first gun show they can get to. No Syrian birth, marriage, tax, residency, ID records or any personal identification exists for most of them and documentation was created for them once they got to Europe.

ISIS would not disguise themselves as Christians and it would be too easy to detect them as such. So Christians would be definitionally safer than Muslims to enter the country. That sort of "religious test" is not unAmerican-it is smart strategy. Christians are not terrorists, they are victims of terror in that part of the world. No Christian is strapping a suicide vest to themselves, using their theology to yell "Jesus Rules" and gunning down a concert hall. A national policy that allows in Christians and puts a hold on Muslim ones is a smart strategy because ISIS disguises themselves as moderate Muslims, not cross wearing Christians. This is not "islamaphobic' or "bigoted" or any other epithet the slander happy party wants to throw at people with whom they disagree (note the same strategy was used on people opposing gay marriage-just slander them into the ground with aspersions of "bigot" and the like.)

Slander is not an effective debate tool. It makes the person using it look small. It's not leadership-it has a bullying tone to it. Lets all start acting like grown ups and look intelligently at all the facts.
Please.

Here are some facts. Note-NONE of the below people are Christian.

An immigrant brought here by his family from Kuwait at a young age, and who was later approved for U.S. citizenship, carried out the Islamist attack that recently killed 4 military personnel in Chattanooga. (July 2015)
- An Uzbek refugee living in Idaho was arrested and charged with providing support to a terrorist organization, in the form of teaching terror recruits how to build bombs. (July 2015)
- An immigrant from Ghana, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, pledged allegiance to ISIS and plotted a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. (June 2015)
- An immigrant from Yemen, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, along with six other men, was charged with conspiracy to travel to Syria and provide material support to ISIS. (April 2015)
- A Kazakhstani immigrant with lawful permanent resident status conspired to purchase a machine gun to shoot FBI and other law enforcement agents if they prevented him from traveling to Syria to join ISIS. (February 2015)
- A Bosnian refugee, along with his wife and five relatives, donated money and supplies, and smuggled arms, to terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq. (February 2015)
- A college student who immigrated from Somalia who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, attempted to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Oregon. (October 2014)
- A Moroccan national who came tot he U.S. on a student Visa was arrested for plotting to blow up a university and federal court house. (April 2014)
- The Boston bombers were invited in as refugees. The younger brother applied for citizenship and was naturalized on September 11th, 2012. The older brother had a pending application for citizenship. (April 2013)
- Two immigrants form Pakistan, who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, were sentenced to decades-long prison sentences for plotting to detonate a bomb in New York City. (2012)



Read more: http://www.hannity.com/articles/hanpr-war-on-terror-487284/heres-the-long-list-of-foreignborn-14135861/#ixzz3rrlkrdpS


And what might these characters be up to: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/260628-honduras-police-arrest-five-syrians-heading-to-us-with-fake

The fantastique, indominable, indefatigable, formidable French

Vive La France

  and all who love her.

After three official days of national mourning the French are getting their mojo back and defiantly eating in outdoor cafes and living life as usual.

Its about LIFE declared L'Alliance in DC insisting that the Beaujolais festival at the Embassy will go on as usual.

France's export of Joie de Vivre to America is a great blessing- and the Embassy in DC dispenses boatloads of it.  Last night was no exception to the kind hospitality of the Embassy in hosting yet another climate conference, this time where an undersecretary of USDA spoke on carbon sequestration of effective agricultural policies.

Merci Mill Fois (thanks a Million) again for the kind hospitality. The COP21 conference will go on as planned and the French are building a state of art facility to accommodate some 20,000 anticipated visitors. Paris' Mayor is brilliant and making the city safe, beautiful and welcoming.

The French know how to live-which is why so many people want to live there with them. In their hour of struggle against these threats we should be standing shoulder to shoulder assisting them in the defense of all that is sacred. Countez sur moi.

Long Live France- Vive La France- and all who love her.