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When this satire (follows) was originally penned as “Moot Court” in early 2016, Schafly, Scalia and Ginsberg were all still alive. The piece is ‘kind’ to Ginsberg (if that can be said of including her) but there is a  point to be made here. NOT ONE member of SCOTUS has ever raised their voice (in public at least) to question the constitutional validity of the secret so-called ‘FISA Court’ where there is zero provision for the protections from over-reach of the law supposedly assured to every American by our so-called “Bill of Rights.” Ginsberg was not a patriot as much as the fact of our Supreme Court allowing ‘color of law’ to supplant clear constitutional provisions (with no objection) renders her a political animal who failed to uphold her oath to protect and defend the rule of law (no different to the rest of that ‘august body.’) American history is full of cultural self-deceits and there is little reason to expect Ginsberg’s legacy will be any different:

“History is the lie commonly agreed upon” -Voltaire

Constitutional provisions (in italics) violated by the mere fact of the FISA Court’s existence:

Inability to sue violates the First Amendment’s right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

The Fourth Amendment is violated in its entirety: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized

Violates the Fifth Amendment’s language No person shall be … compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law

Violates the Sixth Amendment in its entirety In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense

In short, the FISA Court is, in and of itself, illegitimate. This fact rises above any pretensions (in ‘liberal’ dissenting opinions) that the FISA law creating the court plausibly enables unconstitutional acts and should see its applications & decisions challenged & amended, when in fact the FISA Court itself is egregiously unconstitutional. It should not exist.

Meanwhile, this satire’s conclusion is by far more plausible now than it was four years ago.

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In the alternative universe 2016 primary season, Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination while Ted Cruz is in court fighting for the right to be on the fall ballot.

At the Supreme Court of the United States, an emergency hearing is underway on Ted Cruz’ eligibility to contest to become President of the United States. The issue before the court is whether Cruz, born in Canada to a Cuban father and American mother, is a ‘natural born’ American. Follows is the court recorder’s transcript of the ‘oral’ arguments:

In The Supreme Court of the United States

In the cause of

The Donald, Plaintiff

vs

Ted Cruz, Defendant

(sy)Phyllis Schafly & Ann Coulter; counsel of record for the Plaintiff

John Yoo; counsel of record for the Defendant

Mr Chief Justice Roberts: Counsel for the Plaintiff may proceed…

(sy)Phyllis Schafly: Distinguished Justices, it is my distinct honor to address this august body in the matter of The Donald versus Teddy. Can any of the ‘boyz’ give “Natural Born” American citizenship to their kids? Mr Justice Scalia, you say you must interpret the law strictly as it reads, literally as you see it in front you, it has taken on a life of it’s own regardless of our founders [legislative] intent. Soooo… counsel for the defense will insist we have to stick to “Natural” born because that is what the Constitution says… we cede this means you must have an American mother! But there’s another way of looking at this, a greater requirement. How can a mere American mother be truly the whole definition of natural? Were pain relievers employed? Were delivery forceps used? These preceding should disqualify a birth as natural. Was there a midwife present for delivery? A conservative view of natural birth could go so far as to demand: did the mother eat her placenta? If not, how is the defendant’s birth in any sense ‘natural’ ?  We hold our constitution’s language insists any natural birth, must be Le Boyer method with a midwife present, at minimum, otherwise no birth, any birth, can be construed to be natural.

Mr Chief Justice Roberts: Counsel for the Defendant?

John Yoo: My friends on the other side are making a specious argument. By their logic, except a midwife were to be present, most citizens could not be elected president if born of an American mother via modern process. Any such demand of the law is archaic. Now, what are we to do with a general and widespread absence of midwives? Practice necromancy? Henry VIII had Thomas a’Becket’s bones disinterred and put him on trial, so, other than 14 years residence requirement, there is precedent to bring Benedict Arnold’s bones home from England and following 14 years, we could elect a dead treasonous president. Or dig up Andy Jackson… if only because in earlier times it was common to deliver with a midwife. What living person would be eligible today?

Mr Justice Kennedy: Rebuttal?

(sy)Phyllis Schafly: Andy put his middle finger right where the sun never shines… in this Supreme Court’s predecessor and our constitution’s anus when he said “John Marshall has said what the law is, now let him enforce it”

Mr Justice Scalia: Mr Yoo?

John Yoo: Precedent holds ’I-da-ho’ born (pardon the Black English) Sarah ‘it sucks to be me’ Palin’s fellow Bible fascist, John McCain, was born in Panama of U.S. parents and McCain is a constitutionally legitimate “Natural Born American.” And surely this is because the United States Senate said so … speaking of any legitimate “Natural” birth… and Mr Justice Scalia, you state you must read the constitution literally… because it’s all about original intent… that is, “natural birth” could be our supreme law’s demand but in the annals of stare decisis established by this court it’s not necessarily our right!

Ms Justice Ginsberg: Mr Yoo, when referencing the ‘senate’, are you inferring ‘Caesarean’ birth is not eligible? Under any circumstance? Are we still a republic of laws or a case of Brutus’ gratitude shown to his patrimony? Please, I don’t require answer!

Ms Justice Ginsberg sits back and steadily staring at Yoo, primly pushes her spectacles up the bridge of her nose with a middle finger

Mr Justice Scalia: Ms Coulter?

Ann Coulter: Mr Justice Scalia, you learned from the Marshall court… tit for tat… you stopped the recount in Florida and elected George Bush… and put your middle finger up all of America and the world’s ass… speaking of where the sun never shines… the place where George was born to peer out from… we so love our ‘living constitution’ for that!

Coulter and Schafly, pitched their argument to the liberal justices, hoping for Mr Justice Kennedy’s ‘swing’ vote, but Coulter realizing her side could be losing, hikes up her already too short skirt, sits down and spreads her legs in full view of the several justices. Mr Justice Thomas inadvertently blurts out “Long Dong Silver!” as ‘Oral’ argument chaos ensues with counsels’ reptilian reflex soon turning the subject to democrats

John Yoo: Object!

Mr Chief Justice Roberts: Mr Yoo?

John Yoo: If Ms Coulter’s skirt were any shorter, we’d be arguing the color of her panties!

Ms Justice Sotomayor: I assure counsel for the defendant Ms Coulter is NOT wearing panties. The view from the bench is clear… Mr Yoo, in absence of the stated object, your objection cannot be contextualized in present justiciable controversy [smiles]

Mr Chief Justice Roberts: Objection over-ruled. Ms Schafly?

Mr Chief Justice Roberts is now staring at Coulter constantly, as is Ms Justice Sotomayor, not only Mr Justice Thomas

(sy)Phyllis Schafly: There could be a problem with ‘unnatural’ birth in the senate membership per se. Example given, those several Senate lawyers sucking off corporate PAC cocks, the worst sort of unnatural, closet morality you can imagine, speaking of the unnatural cocksuckers who give birth to our patently unconstitutional laws… nothing natural at all going on there. As well, a case of unnatural rebirth would be Al Franken giving up comedy to suck off corporate PACs… should have been a miscarriage somewhere there. Abort? I suggest respectfully the several honorable justices affirming Citizens United would have approved ‘termination’ in Senator Franken’s case. What candidate from the senate, any candidate from the senate, can claim natural birth?

Mr Justice Alito: Heil Fulgencio Batista! Excuse me, I meant, Mr Yoo will again proceed?

Mr Justice Alito is also constantly staring at Coulter

John Yoo: Joe ‘Homo Erect’us’ Biden… with his dentu-crème smile, is in line to replace the “Natural” born Obama… we should appreciate Joe’s sobriquet “Homo Erect’us” because Joe is from Senator Larry ‘closet latrine homo’ Craig’s “chamber”, so what is the possible problem with that? Larry Craig was never ineligible for reason of his natural perversions, considering science has demonstrated bonobos masturbate using holes, any holes, assholes, holes in trees, the oral orifice… as Hillary’s possible running mate, why risk another eight years of the wholly natural PAC-sucker ‘Homo ‘Erect’us’ Joe presiding over the senate?

Yoo is desperately thinking but fears his inexperience if he were to bring cunnilingus into the argument

Ms Justice Kagan: Ms Schafly?

Ms Justice Kagan, now breathing heavily, has also been staring all the time at Coulter

(sy)Phyllis Schafly: Joe ‘Homo ‘Erect’us’ Biden is just another ‘unnatural’ venal corporate cocksucker, he has taken piles of PAC money… never mind he secretly wants Israel to blow up Iran who will in turn blow up Berlin, Brussels, London and Paris, not merely Tel Aviv. Not to mention Iran blowing up our CIA liaised special forces in Baluchistan, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, soldiers who only wish our Congressional military/industrial corporate PAC cocksuckers did not keep them in perpetual deployments to war on behalf of Exxon/Mobil and Chevron… and wish the unnatural Congressional cocksuckers would just shut down the money paying for those wars [that would be constitutional] and maybe we could use some of the money saved to get breadwinners working in homeless families rebuilding our infrastructure… get them off the street… but Congress is too preoccupied with unnatural sucking bank and military/industrial PAC cocks to do that… Joe needs the ‘erect’ taken out of  his ‘homo’ to become wholly sapien but behavior modifications fail with rapists and pedophiles and likely unnatural primitive-warmonger-venal-corporate-PAC-cocksuckers as well, we all NEVER want ‘Dentu-Crème smiles Joe’ to be elevated to president…

Mr Justice Breyer: Mr Yoo?

Mr Justice Breyer has been studiously avoiding looking at Coulter

John Yoo: My client is born again! “Born again” is natural birth!! What could be more natural than possessed by the Holy Spirit? Aaaar-papa-papa-hula. Ooooo-vagino. Oreo-lolo-andy-olliegarcho-golly-boris-alloweeeenie!

Ann Coulter: I object to any such “tortured” argument! Fuck Yoo!! Stop speaking in tongues!!! Keep religion out of it!!!!

Mr Chief Justice Roberts: Can anyone here translate tongues? No? Objection sustained.

As the story of Bernie Sanders nomination by the Democratic convention breaks on the newswires, Mr Chief Justice Roberts opens an envelope delivered by his clerk

Mr Chief Justice Roberts: I’ve just been passed a note from Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Dumbford. The general has declared himself Chief Executive Officer of these Christian Dominion States of America for life. All federal elections are suspended in perpetuity. Per General Dumbford’s orders, I hereby suspend the constitution on account of ongoing threat of terror and appoint all of this institution’s colleagues on my right to the FISA Court and further rule this body dissolved until General Dumbford’s new personnel are in place. The Donald versus Cruz is moot! [gavel bangs]

Mr Justice Kennedy’s ‘tent pole’ collapses beneath his judicial robe, Mr Chief Justice Roberts, together with Mr Justices Alito, Scalia and Thomas, jump up to perform high fives, totally oblivious to robes revealing their ‘artillery’ is deployed horizontally

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Update: On the 3rd of June charges against Derek Chauvin were upgraded to include second degree murder.

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Judging from the video (enlarged screenshot, above), Derek Chauvin enjoyed the act of killing George Floyd, hands in his pockets, nonchalant, rocking his knee pinning Floyd’s neck to the pavement with near full force of his body weight. Then, Chauvin’s former ‘moonlight employer’ says in no uncertain terms Chauvin had exhibited symptoms of cowardice when on the job as security at her night club:

“He seemed afraid when there was an altercation. He always resorted to pulling out his mace and pepper spraying everyone right away, even when I felt it was unwarranted” [1]

So, Chauvin felt ‘brave’ murdering Floyd when his buddies had his back, no doubt disgusting those good cops who should break ranks and condemn in no uncertain terms the culture of cowardice behind police brutality.

Minnesota Statutes Sections 609.19 – Murder in the Second Degree and 609.195 – Murder in the Third Degree [2]

Murder in the 2nd Degree: 1) Killing a human intentionally, but without premeditation (not thinking about or preparing for before), 2) Killing a human while committing or attempting a drive-by shooting, 3) Causing someone’s death without intending the death of anyone, while committing a felony other than criminal sexual conduct or a drive-by shooting, and 4) Causing a death unintentionally, while intentionally inflicting or attempting to inflict great physical harm on the victim when the murderer is currently restrained by a protection order (including for domestic violence, harassment, divorce, or any similar protection order) and the victim was the protected party in that order.

Third-degree murder in Minnesota is causing someone’s death by one of two ways: 1) A depraved heart or mind murder, which places others in eminent danger of death and disregarding human life and 2) unintended death by use of scheduled drugs

The penalty for Murder in the 2nd Degree is maximum 40 years. The penalty for Murder in the 3rd Degree is maximum 25 years.

Chauvin is charged with 3rd Degree murder while people are calling for 1st Degree murder charge but that apparently requires element of premeditation (a planned murder.)

How the murder charge could/should be upgraded to 2nd Degree murder and 40 years for Chauvin under Minnesota law is, interestingly…

Causing a death unintentionally, while intentionally inflicting or attempting to inflict great physical harm on the victim when the murderer is currently restrained by a protection order (including for domestic violence, harassment, divorce, or any similar protection order) and the victim was the protected party in that order

…because once he’d been handcuffed, Floyd should have been under a DE FACTO protective order protecting his civil rights, particularly his right to life, while under arrest in police custody according to the (widely ignored) rules governing police behavior, which should be construed to constitute a permanent, general purpose protective order.

Hoping the right person sees this and passes it on to those attorneys of influence who can insist Chauvin be put away for 40 years (where the coward will live in fear for the remainder of his days.)

 

[1] https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2020/05/29/george-floyd-and-derek-chauvin-worked-at-the-same-nightclub-but-may-not-have-known-each-other-owner-says/#19150b4374d8

[2] https://statelaws.findlaw.com/minnesota-law/minnesota-second-degree-murder.html

This article first appeared at Fort Russ News

About Meduza

“…We value our independence and strive to be a reliable, trusted outlet for verified, unbiased information about Russia…”

Yet Meduza, with its’ investigative reporting, hasn’t touched one of the most important, ongoing stories concerning Russia in the 21st Century; rather serves to prop up the unverified, highly biased Western propaganda line accusing Russia of hacking the Democratic National Committee. We’ll come back to this but first:

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USA ‘color revolution’ hopeful (perennial loser), Alexy Navalny, whose support in Western press crosses every line of hypocrisy, is a lawyer. One might think that he would study the law of that foreign government which supports him most; and discover he could be, if a USA citizen protesting without a permit, be arrested, fined and/or jailed. Or, if by some rational consideration, Navalny (the hypothetical USA citizen), were to abide by the American laws governing protests & protesters, he could be confined to a ‘free speech cage’ (see above illustration.)

Navalny’s most recent protest he organized without a proper permit in Moscow? It was over Meduza Magazine’s investigative reporter, Ivan Golunov, detained on false charges by counter-narcotics police. According to the CIA’s favorite yellow sheet, the New York Times:

Organizers had called the protest to support a Russian journalist, Ivan Golunov, whom supporters say the police had framed on drug charges last week. Pictures produced by the police that seemed to show a drug lab in the reporter’s apartment had been faked. In a rare about-face, the authorities released Mr. Golunov on Tuesday, acknowledged that there was no evidence to support the charges and opened an investigation into the police who had detained him”

Ok, so Russia has corrupt police, now, for a comparison, try your favorite search engine with this precise terminology: “Police ‘throw down’ gun” and see what comes up; decades of American police habit of placing a gun in the hand of an unarmed man they’d shot dead. So, whose police are the greater evil? Let’s consult Jesus:

“You hypocrite! First pull the log from your own eye, so you may see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye”

Back to Meduza and the story their ‘award winning’ investigative reporter Ivan Golunov (or any of the Meduza staff) won’t touch; how it is the Russian state had been framed for the Democratic National Committee [DNC] mails ‘hack’ that was actually a DNC insider leak by the assassinated Seth Rich.

Screenshots of two mails (no replies) I’d sent to Meduza on different occasions of their propping up of a tired ‘the Russians did it’ propaganda lie:

On 11 August 2018

Meduza - 1

“Dear Meduza

When allegations which have been rebutted by multiple independent sources & experts…

“…In 2017, when he was finally arrested, Kozlovsky personally took credit for hacking the Democratic National Committee, claiming that he acted on Dokuchaev’s explicit orders. Already in pretrial detention when Kozlovsky made these allegations…”

@ https://meduza.io/en/feature/2018/08/07/it-s-our-time-to-serve-the-motherland

…are presented in a manner that allows for readers to take the allegations as plausible fact, it poisons the entire narrative (all of your article.) For a start, I suggest Meduza open to possibility the USA’s FBI is as (or more) corrupt as any agency in Russia and then have a read:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2017/09/16/incompetent-espionage-wikileaks-iii/

Sincerely

Ron West

http://ronaldthomaswest.com

“The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than a history of crime” -Voltaire [end quote]

And on 12 November 2018

Meduza - 1 (1)

“Hello Meduza

Why do you go on discrediting your publication with this following, tired lie invented by US intelligence:

“According to U.S. intelligence, this was also a base of operations for 10 hackers and GRU officers who infiltrated the Democratic National Committee computer network”

@ https://meduza.io/en/feature/2018/11/06/what-is-the-gru-who-gets-recruited-to-be-a-spy-why-are-they-exposed-so-often

There was no Russian ‘hack’ of the DNC, it was an insider theft. It’s just a pity when an intelligence professional looks at your media platform and see you disseminate the very sort of disinformation you propose to expose, discrediting your larger work. Here’s the better information:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2017/09/16/incompetent-espionage-wikileaks-iii/

Ron West

http://ronaldthomaswest.com

“The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than a history of crime” -Voltaire [end quote]

So, Meduza, the hard-hitting anti-corruption publication exposing dirt in Russian politics, ducks the biggest story of our time; how it is Russia had ‘hacked’ the DNC mails, actually an American intelligence agency fraudulent propaganda line and more: Meduza upholds this fake news story with 3rd party references rather than dig into what should otherwise produce displeasing result to all those in love with Navalny’s perception of Putin.

So, who is the boogeyman here, who are the liars? Putin or Navalny? Pravda or Meduza? Hosted by NATO Chihuahua Latvia, Meduza Magazine works out of an extreme Russophobe environment. One might suppose it were never a black & white world when faced with news about Russia from certain self-hating Russians –

 

Of several geopolitical events of considerable recent importance, in my estimation it is the deep state’s Robert Mueller role-as-mole or ‘special counsel’ in ‘the Russians did it’ charade should draw the necessary attention to underline the intelligence agencies anti-Constitutional order embedded in the USA’s security structures.

Of the exposures (in the public domain) of this man as a fraud devoted to what amounts to an anti-constitutional order that has stepped itself up and above the rule of law, there are three that stand out to a degree disqualifying Robert Mueller as anything excepting corrupt;

1) in his role as deputy attorney general during the Bush 41 administration, Robert Mueller, when directly accountable William Barr in Barr’s first term as Attorney General for President George H.W. Bush, Mueller headed up the USA end of the Lockerbie investigation that was later exposed by a Chief of Scots police as a frame-up of Libya due to false evidence and testimony provided by the USA;

2) it was Robert Mueller, again under the direct supervision of GHW Bush’s Attorney General William Barr, had been exposed by a United States Senate investigation (that was never acted on) showing Mueller sandbagged the criminal case against Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) and subsequently;

3) it was Robert Mueller’s FBI for over a decade refused to arrest a serial killer, Enrique Prado, despite more than ample evidence (a proverbial ‘mountain’ of evidence) provided to the Department of Justice by both state and federal law enforcement.

The common thread in these events? It is the Central Intelligence Agency. The USA end of the Lockerbie investigation was tied to false physical evidence planted by the CIA and the FBI provided the ‘expert’ testimony of Thomas Thurman (later exposed as a fraud) under then Assistant Attorney General Robert Mueller’s supervision, subverting the BCCI case was all about the CIA’s Iran-Contra international arms and narcotics money laundering Mueller worked to limit exposure to (damage control) and Enrique Prado is not only a serial killer, documented by multiple law enforcement officials as responsible for multiple drug cartel related murders that Mueller’s FBI failed to act on, but also happens to double as a high ranking CIA official who moved on to Blackwater where the CIA’s contract killings became outsourced (Prado remains free & has never been prosecuted.)

Of the many instance of Robert Mueller’s dirty work for CIA, these three cases are remarkable for the fact they are reasonably indisputable. [1], [2], [3], [4]

Whatever the preceding indicates per the current ‘the Russians did it’ hysteria certainly does not include good faith compliance with the rule of law when all indicators point to the USA’s top law enforcement officials should be convicted felons in their own right. [5]

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[1] https://www.scotsman.com/news-2-15012/police-chief-lockerbie-evidence-was-faked-1-1403341

[2] https://fas.org/irp/congress/1992_rpt/bcci/

[3] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2017/03/08/the-cias-amazon-books/

[4] https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/enrique-ricky-prado-high-level-cia-spook-accused-of-murders-in-miami-6526208

[5] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2019/06/01/how-mueller-barr-trumps-reelection/

Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept calls out the New York Times journalists exposing ‘fake news’ by pointing out they’re plagiarizing Russian media on what actually happened with the torched ‘humanitarian aid’ at the Venezuela-Colombia border. Huh? Yeah, it’s a head-scratch worthy of a political chimp, because Greenwald DOES NOT explore the most important question: who benefits from the NYT story in media that (Greenwald acknowledges) might as well be outright owned by the (deep) state. The real story here? White House occupying Kissinger-philosophy-neocon-Christian-Zionist-Pentagon centered ‘national security’ clique 0 – 1 wannabe White House occupying Brzezinski-philosophy-neoliberal-globalist-CIA centered ‘national security’ clique (noting there is some overlay between cliques from their respective bases of power.)

https://theintercept.com/2019/03/10/nyts-expose-on-the-lies-about-burning-humanitarian-trucks-in-venezuela-shows-how-us-govt-and-media-spread-fake-news/

On Greenwald’s bank-roller:

https://www.mintpressnews.com/ebay-founder-pierre-omidyar-is-funding-a-global-media-information-war/255199/

Russian media prints what you won’t see in your everyday liberal democracies’ newspaper; British intelligence had proposed a plan to massacre Catholic schoolchildren in Northern Ireland but this was a reach too far, even for the Ulster Protestant extremists:

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902201072589746-ulster-catholic-school-shooting/

These stories typically come out when it is far past time to bring the perpetrators to justice (dead or fear dying with guilty conscience) but this next one points to the British-USA skullduggery going on in the here and now:

https://sputniknews.com/us/201903081073065999-steele-ohr-fbi-doj/

Per the preceding story, I don’t expect for one minute Trump is clean (and it does not bode well a blackmail susceptible reality TV freak is POTUS) but he’s a petty criminal character by comparison to what’s covered up at the United States Department of Justice.

Going to this next, in the absence of accountability for billionaires playing with technological fire and tampering with reality in ways risking us all, I’d support a constitutional amendment allowing a bill of attainder authorizing the forever jailing of Elon Musk:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-16/elon-musk-backed-software-can-churn-fake-news-stories-and-too-dangerous-release

Speaking of Musk and mucking about where humans shouldn’t, the bonus satire:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/09/26/loos-in-space/

Meanwhile, “357 million reasons you should work for peace” at…

http://www.academia.edu/37328903/White_Christian_Terrorism_-_Three_Hundred_and_Fifty-Seven_Million_Reasons_You_Should_Work_for_Peace_Sept2_2018.docx

And finally, my new essay on ‘the politics of hope’ at:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2019/03/09/leadership-in-time-of-crisis/

&

https://www.fort-russ.com/2019/03/leadership-in-a-time-of-crisis/

Y’all have a lovely Ides of March…

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A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

This story has to do with 1) denial, 2) conspiracy and/or 3) coverup. In any of the preceding, or combinations thereof, the underlying principle driving this vacuous media non-event is cowardice.

Beginning with a flashback to another case involving the German extreme right, where there had been initial, strong, circumstantial evidence radicalized German police were involved in the murder of a policewoman, Michèle Kiesewetter, by an ideologically similar Nazi terrorist cell (helped coordinate her murder) and the case was finally buried after:

“Heinz Fromm, then the president of the BfV [German FBI], voluntarily resigned in 2012 after it became known that files related to the NSU had been destroyed shortly after the group’s existence became public. Any remaining BfV files on the NSU have been redacted or remain under lock and key. Some others were destroyed, even after the investigation had begun” [1]

The NSU terrorists has been a serial killer cell targeting immigrants across Germany, but with this policewoman a glaring exception:

“The Bild tabloid … reported that the two NSU terrorists, Uwe Böhnhardt and Uwe Mundlos, had for days been lying in wait for the police officer in vain, because she had suddenly decided to spend a holiday with her mother. But on April 25, 2007, Kiesewetter telephoned the department where she worked in Heilbronn, asking to be placed on patrol. According to the duty roster, she should have been off.

“Böhnhardt and Mundlos subsequently extended the lease on their caravan home. The newspaper asked: “Did they receive a tip-off?” Could it possibly have come from the two police officers with ties to the [German chapter] Ku Klux Klan, one of whom was Kiesewetter’s boss?” [2]

With that all wrapped up and neatly buried by Angela Merkel’s BfV (federal police), the two ultra-right German cops, who well may have (likely did) assist in the murder of their colleague, kept their jobs after relevant investigative files had been destroyed; we come to today’s story that actually had been broken just after midnight or 00:25 AM Friday morning Central Europe Time by the online edition of FOCUS Magazine [3] where it is reported (this portion of the article translated to English)

“In the investigative case of [lieutenant] Franco A. the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has apparently developed evidence of a larger conspiratorial network of radical survivalists, i.e. people preparing for a possible end of the world, within the German army. FOCUS reports and refers to investigation files of the BKA.

“Indeed, there appears to be numerous connections to an association for elite soldiers and members of the special forces command (KSK). According to eyewitnesses, in chat groups and at real meetings of survivalists, there were concrete plans for a so-called “Day X”, “to send unpopular politicians to a place of executions”.

“In addition, secret weapons depots and fuel storage have been created, reports FOCUS. On a death list not yet found, the leader of the Left Party in the Bundestag, Dietmar Bartsch, should be at the top. As part of the investigation last year, the house of a Rostock local politician and lawyer was searched. A [military counter-intelligence] lieutenant colonel obstructed the investigation”

As I am writing this, it is nearly 48 hours since the story broke. It has been picked up by British and Russian press [4], [5], [6], [7] beginning more than 24 hours ago but apparantly not in German publications other than FOCUS, who broke the story. By the time of Sunday’s English editions of Deutsche Welle, Handelsblatt, The Local and The Munich Eye, there is no mention of a story where a cell amounting to around 200 of Germany’s elite soldiers have a parallel structure in place, provisioned  and armed, so far consisting of (identified as) officers and senior non-commissioned officers up to the rank of colonel; with a concrete mission to slaughter immigrants and politicians.

All of the headlines are WWI armistice covering politicians sanctimonious speeches whilst ignoring the very necrosis infecting their institutions that had led to incredible bloodbaths of the past, and this habit had preceded both WWI and the subsequent Nazis, for instance the German slaughter of Namibians. [8]

So, what’s the delay in the reporting? Too embarrassing to spoil Merkel’s visits to sprawling graveyards, with soldiers’ headstones as far as one can see? Is the larger German press waiting for some guidance, for instance Merkel’s government must meet first and decide on proper spin? Not immediately newsworthy? Oh, and although this case uncovering the military cell is over a year old with the colonel’s case (very quietly) before a court, the relevant parliamentary oversight was never informed? That certainly smells wrong.

Judging by how the murder of Michèle Kiesewetter had been handled, don’t hold you breath the closet Nazi [9] institutions of Angela Merkel’s government will clean out this necrosis. After all, this investigator (your’s truly) handed what amounted to the European chapter of the present day Gladio [10] head (a ton of actionable intelligence that was suppressed) on a platter to the German police, and the political players at the top appear to have simply stitched that head back onto the body of the criminal organization. [11]

The black & white of it is, Germany has never shed its Nazi spots or this military terrrorist cell would have been broken up long ago. What a pity the honest low and mid-level cops work is ultimately undermined and suppressed at the top, in circumstance where that tired Flanders mare Merkel hasn’t the nerve to sack people surrounding her and bring in honest law enforcement to pull up the evil at the root.

The historical lesson in this? We can credit Napoleon for unifying the German states, enabling Bismarck to subsequently school a majority of the Germans into proper lock-step Prussian mentalities who, ostensibly put in their place after WWII, can nonetheless employ their intelligence services to contribute towards chaos in Syria and Ukraine… meanwhile Merkel says nothing when Macron speaks out and rehabilitates the Nazi collaborator Marshal Petain. [12]

This is a f’d up Europe folks, and if you don’t see the rot, even when  you can smell it, it is because the dead material of the European leaders’ ethics is concealed as matter of habit. The mere facts Merkel is a pastor’s daughter with a degree in physics cannot confer courage or a soul.

A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

 

Hello folks

“Rogue State” is the ‘out of the closet’ Western empire’s norm now, John Bolton declares the USA’s withdrawal from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rather than honor its’ treaty commitment preventing the cutting of humanitarian commerce with Iran, as well the USA is withdrawing from the ‘optional protocol’ of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations so the USA’s Embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem cannot be challenged by the Palestinian Authority, despite the United Nations position, supported by USA in the past, does not recognize East Jerusalem as Israeli territory:

https://www.sott.net/article/397531-Bolton-announces-US-withdrawal-from-Vienna-Conventions-optional-protocol-claims-Palestine-not-a-state

This follows on John Bolton declaring the International Criminal Court personnel more than ‘persona non grata’ in the case of the USA:

“The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court. We will not cooperate with the ICC. We will provide no assistance to the ICC. We will not join the ICC. We will let the ICC die on its own. After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us. We will ban its judges and prosecutors from entering the United States. We will sanction their funds in the US financial system, and we will prosecute them in the US criminal system. We will do the same for any company or state that assists an ICC investigation of Americans”

https://www.dw.com/en/us-threatens-to-arrest-icc-judges-over-war-crimes-probe/a-45435900

Now, this is interesting to this investigator for very particular reasons, 1) yours truly (myself) has an open complaint in front of the court requesting the prosecution of ‘allies’ (Germans)…

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/07/03/western-intelligence-agencies-the-international-criminal-court/

…that should meet the court’s criteria for prosecution of individuals in case where the state authority takes no action despite ample time and opportunity…

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2016/08/17/concealing-alliance-with-terrorism-for-the-welfare-of-the-state/

….over a span of years bringing alleged crimes detailed by reliable sources to the attention of the proper authorities who’ve declined to act. Another reason would be 2) the USA embassy in the (undisclosed) country of my residence has ignored evidence and created artificial demand I present myself in person (not going to happen) to complete what should have been a routine paperwork matter settled via mail, that and for the fact a known war criminal (renditions) runs the CIA…

https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/briefing-book/foia-intelligence-torture-archive/2018-08-10/gina-haspel-cia-torture-cables-declassified

…coupled with 3) the USA set to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the USA’s supreme court as I write this, a judge who has ruled the USA exercises what amounts to impunity when kidnapping and holding it’s own citizens overseas…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meshal_v._Higgenbotham

…making it appear as though this investigator could be squarely in Trump administration/Bolton’s new policy cross-hairs. Well, f**k them and their anti-constitutional order ‘color of law’ schemes, nothing changes on this end, we’ll see what happens. More on the criminal Justice Kavanaugh:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/07/12/kavanaugh-the-royal-nonsuch/

Additional unconscionable, egregious criminal acts by the (double government dark side or ‘efficient institution’) minions of empire you will never see in Western press:

1) https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/10/confirmed-u-s-creating-biological-weapons-in-tbilisi-georgia-russia-orders-stop/

2) http://dilyana.bg/us-diplomats-involved-in-trafficking-of-human-blood-and-pathogens-for-secret-military-program/

3) https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-05/russian-military-us-killed-dozens-bioweapon-disguised-drug-research

4) https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-05/bioweapon-fears-darpa-plans-spread-viruses-using-insects

More (perfectly predictable) dirty double dealings by NATO’s Turkey, analysis authored by yours truly:

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/10/natos-takfiri-laundromat/

And finally, the obligatory satire, today featuring the alternate universe where ‘president for life’ Gloria Steinem has this reporter (yours truly) summarily shot:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/09/26/loos-in-space/

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A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s Western educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

The Royal Nonesuch (or something smells at the courthouse)

AT THE COURT HOUSE!
THE ROYAL NONESUCH!!
Admission 50 cents
LADIES AND CHILDREN NOT ADMITTED

 “…at last when he’d got everybody’s expectations up high enough, he rolled up the curtain, and the next minute the king come a-prancing out on all fours, naked; and he was painted all over, ring-streaked-and-striped, all sorts of colors, as splendid as a rainbow. And – but never mind the rest of his outfit; it was just wild, but it was awful funny. The people most killed themselves laughing; and when the king got done capering and capered off behind the scenes, they roared and clapped and stormed and haw-hawed till he come back and done it over again…”

“The third night the house was crammed again – and they warn’t new-comers this time, but people that was at the show the other two nights. I stood by the duke at the door, and I see that every man that went in had his pockets bulging or something muffled up under his coat – and I see it warn’t no perfumery, neither, not by a long sight. I smelt sickly eggs by the barrel, and rotten cabbages, and such things; and if I know the signs of a dead cat being around, and I bet I do, there was sixty-four of them went in…” -from Huckleberry Finn, The Royal Nonesuch by Mark Twain

Well, folks, insofar as smelly frauds put over on the American people at a courthouse, Trump’s appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court rises to Twain’s expectations, with disingenuous liberal howls contributing a good part of the numerous dead cats aroma:

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  1. Praised dissent in Roe. There is something fundamentally wrong with a society that is into recreational sex to a point that demands unborn infanticide. That said, there is also a long, failed history of western societies legislating morality. What is missing here is the honest underlying debate; fucking for fun is anti-Puritan, anti-Catholic and is the real target of conservatives whose underlying motive is imposing their values outside of their own community and if allowed to do this, they won’t stop there, Jesus’ message ‘judge not’ & ‘don’t throw stones’ notwithstanding. This is an unresolvable dilemma of a cluster-fuck culture that doesn’t know if it is secular, Christian or, if it is coming or going.
  2. Criticized [Chief Justice] Robert’s ruling on Obamacare. So, the much accused [by the right] ‘socialist’ Obama forced a capitalist society to buy a corporate lobby designed product it didn’t want. Claims of ‘socialist’ are oxymoron but so what. What should have been criticized by Kavanaugh is Robert’s appointing judges to the unconstitutional secret FISA court and demand instead a refusing on principle to violate our rights; and what the liberals should have been criticizing Kavanaugh over is his ruling for the USA ‘disappearing’ United States citizens abroad to ‘black sites’ (whereas Obama, sans torture, simply killed them with drones.)
  3. Says sitting POTUS can’t be indicted/can fire special counsel whenever he wants. Well, Kavanaugh is more than half right. If the SCROTUS, ahem, excuse me, I meant POTUS, is incessantly harassed with political prosecutions, that’s going to take away from ability to govern, not to mention he can fire anyone he wants from their position in the executive branch, that’s why he’s called CHIEF EXECUTIVE. How to get rid of the presumed moron Trump is set out in our constitution, the method is called IMPEACHMENT and that method was likely put there because he should be positioned above the petty political vendettas our duopoly thrives on, distracting the people from the real skullduggery that goes on.
  4. Opposes net neutrality. Well, what did you expect? Kavanaugh’s from the school of neo-fascist corporate rule, and that’s what comes with the package over on the right; it wouldn’t matter what Republican sat in the Oval Office, that’s what you’d get with a nomination. Maybe what the liberals should rather concern themselves with is, is what had been going on over on the neo-fascist corporate left, when Obama’s Department of Veteran Affairs had employed ‘search engine optimization’ technology ascertaining the true extent of the health care failures and resultant statistics concerning medically unnecessary health complications and related numbers of deaths of our returned soldiers of empire had been buried so deep, in dark, cold cyberspace, they’d have to come up with a new name for the lost domain, forget the ‘dark net’, this is something like ‘beyond the galaxy’ net.
  5. Opposes consumer bureau. Well, why not? If the left were honest, they’d admit the rights of citizens had become so buried by the time of the BUSH III administration’s end (eight years of Obama) there’s no need for one. Binding arbitration excluding your day in court is the everybody gets screwed norm now. Save yourselves the pretense, and our rigged system, the expense.
  6. Says assault weapons bans are unconstitutional. Well, Kavanaugh is right. Anyone who’d read history that isn’t revised should know that. Not that Kavanaugh is sincere, he’s likely just another deep state psychopath whose job is to see the blood keeps flowing to a point there is overwhelming social demand American citizens disarm, never-mind intelligent balance could be struck preserving the 2nd Amendment on historically sound principles AND keep the citizenry safe, we’ll never see that happen.

Beyond the preceding, it would seem Kavanaugh never encountered a Stasi-style privacy invasion he didn’t like:

According to this Supreme Court nominee, he thinks it is just fine and dandy for police and government to track you, spy on you, and dig through your personal life — without a warrant”

Not to mention Brett Kavanaugh was at the center of damage control when Iran-Contra cocaine money-man Vince Foster ‘committed suicide’ (Foster was the Arkansas governor’s liaison to CIA narco-traffickers, concerning the operation centered at Mena, Arkansas.) Blow-job Bill & crooked Hillary never had a better buddy until it was time to shut Foster up. The investigative report versus the Vince Foster official suicide story:

  • There was evidence of grand jury witness intimidation.
  • Foster’s car was NOT at the park so he couldn’t have driven himself to the location to commit suicide.
  • Foster didn’t own the gun – a 38 caliber revolver – that was alleged used and his fingerprints were not even on the weapon.  Police brought the gun to the scene and planted it there.

It was Kavanaugh, with the previous investigator removed, created the official ‘suicide’ story. Why? Foster & CIA narco-trafficking hush-money:

According to his wife, security operative Jerry Parks delivers large sums of money from Mena airport to Vince Foster at a K-Mart parking lot. Mrs. Parks discovers this when she opens her car trunk one day and finds so much cash that she has to sit on the trunk to close it again. She asks her husband whether he is dealing drugs, and he allegedly explains that Foster paid him $1,000 for each trip he took to Mena. Parks said he didn’t “know what they were doing, and he didn’t care to know. He told me to forget what I’d seen””

At this point, the corrupt Clintons & CIA’s Bush family are like a schizophrenic Briar Rabbit entangled in Tar Baby. Neither side dare let the truth out. Then Kavanaugh went on to work directly with George W Bush. Robert Mueller, James Comey and Christopher Wray, all, hail from the same criminal talent cesspool as Kavanaugh, the George H.W. Bush-CIA inspired ‘enterprise.’ Meanwhile, 300 bloodhounds and 100 dog handlers later, the ‘Department of Justice’ (what a laugh) will be able to say no stone had been left un-turned when screening Kavanaugh’s past.

Proposed astute question: how is it our President Bozo consistently makes appointments that contribute to surrounding himself with what amounts to a treasonous ‘Club Brutus’ ? Et tu? And you & you & you?

Hello, my fellow Americans, just in passing, I’d like to note to you all, we haven’t had a functioning constitution since the shadow government behind the National Security Act of 1947 came into power; introducing ‘color of law’ in its stead:

color of law: n. the claim or appearance of an act based upon constitutional authority via enforcement of statute, when in reality no such constitutional authority exists, e.g. secret FISA courts where the 4th, 5th & 6th Amendments do not apply.

Insofar as those of the 300 million Americans who still believe in the American rule of law, Thucydides saw you coming 2-1/2 millennia ago:

“Their judgment was based more upon blind wishing than upon any sound pre-vision; for it is a habit of mankind to entrust to careless hope what they long for, and to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not fancy”

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A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s Western educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

 

 

In the matter of Ostensible Roman Soldier versus Member of the Crowd, with 3rd party intervenors, Ostensible Jesus and Ostensible Judas.

The Court to the jury:

“All of the parties have stipulated and agree the film of the incident is accepted into evidence; the only controversies entertained before this court are matters of interpretation.

“The defendant, that is Member of the Crowd, holds because he is an illiterate Amazon tribesman, recently proselytized & converted by CIA under cover of Protestant missionaries, he cannot be held liable for retroactively correcting the course of history; with pre-empting necessity of Ostensible Jesus having to follow the line ‘forgive them, for they know not what they do.’

“The plaintiff, that is Ostensible Roman Soldier, argues this matter constitutes vigilante justice, no matter how sincere or a naïf in his belief defendant was saving Ostensible Jesus’ life, and no matter any sincere noble intent, a theologically wrong, Protestant inspired assault, even when stemming from deep misapprehension of reality, cannot be excused against a Roman Catholic actor.

“Over all parties objections, Ostensible Judas cause is joined by this court to the cause of Ostensible Jesus, both must be aligned with the plaintiff, that is if ‘collateral’ 3rd party damage inflicted on job security is found, were Ostensible Jesus to be rescued, rather than suffer ostensible mortal wound inflicted by Ostensible Roman Soldier. Ostensible Judas’ claim of irreparable harm to his reputation, if his betrayal of Ostensible Jesus were for naught, cannot be separated from Ostensible Jesus claim of future job security harm, as a compensated actor.

“We have heard considerable conflicting expert testimony on whether Ostensible Jesus’ position of harm to future taxable wages, when joined to the cause of Ostensible Judas, is consistent with the historical role.

“Consequently, this court instructs if you find for Ostensible Jesus, in all future productions, Ostensible Judas having been paid 30 pieces of silver cannot be portrayed as a bribe related to betrayal; but must be declared actor’s union wage, no different to taxable wages paid to the actors Ostensible Jesus and Ostensible Roman Soldier.

“A special note of instruction is, despite Ostensible Jesus’ words cannot ever be questioned, this does not automatically confer a decision in his favor and may not prejudice any award; it is your duty to fairly resolve on all parties part. This may or may not, wholly or in part, be to Ostensible Jesus’ favor. Anything Ostensible Jesus has ever said must be objectively contextualized to the circumstance, to be considered in your decision.

“This court orders members of the jury sequestered. You will now begin deliberations”

Jury note to the judge: “Juror seven insists to know, Ostensible Roman Soldier, having been prevented from delivering ostensible mortal wound, can mere ‘malicious intent’ negate compensation?”

Judge’s note to jury: “As a soldier of empire, the question of law is whether Ostensible Roman Soldier is entitled to Sovereign Immunity, also known as state impunity. Because the state is not a party to this suit, you may consider malicious intent.” [the CIA cum missionaries in the gallery put on a sour look]

Jury note to the judge: “Juror two insists to know, were Amazon Indian proselytized with the Protestant King James version? If so, would use of ‘hath, doth, thou and thee’, and the like, be mitigating factor or favor inability to grasp reality?” [the judge grimaces]

Judge’s note to the jury: “It is written ‘I am the same yesterday, today and forever.’ Thou must not make haste to excuse the Indian’s ignorance in thy understanding.”

Ostensible Jesus: “Uh, that was a bit harsh. Are you a closet Calvinist?” [judge turns beet red]

Judge to Ostensible Jesus: “Forgive me, I’ll be deferring to you in the hereafter.”

Jury note to the judge: Juror five insists to know, if Ostensible Jesus associated with tax-gatherers, how are they substantively different from the money-lenders?”

Judge to Ostensible Jesus: “How do I answer that?”

Ostensible Jesus: [looking embarrassed] “Well, I don’t know. Ostensible Magdalene always took care of the tax-gathers for me, but the money-lenders were gay, and wouldn’t resolve with her offering of ‘in kind’ contribution. That REALLY made me angry.” [the judge senses a migraine onset]

Judge’s note to jury: “There is no distinction, the planets didn’t align for Ostensible Jesus on the one occasion, that’s all.”

Jury note to judge: “Juror twelve insists to know whether 30 pieces of silver should be adjusted for inflation, 32 AD to present, and if so, what would that amount be today at the COMEX?” [with the side of his head pounding, the judge passes a note to his clerk instructing an Oxycontin tablet and glass of water brought to the bench]

Judge’s note to the jury: “Juror twelve is replaced by alternate juror one, who shall hereafter be identified as juror thirteen.”

Jury’s note to judge: “Juror thirteen insists to know [at these words, the judge sees floating sparks of advancing migraine] can St Augustine’s ‘just war’ theory be squared with Ostensible Jesus turning the other cheek? Moreover, juror four insists to know, is the ‘just’ in ‘just war’ an adverb rather than the widely assumed adjective?” [the judge looks at Ostensible Jesus with a helpless expression]

Ostensible Jesus: “Well, I’m ostensibly Jewish, I’ve always been ostensibly Jewish and I have no idea what the Christians went on to write in their Meforshim or whatever it is they call it.”

Judge to Ostensible Jesus: “I have a migraine and can’t think. With your ostensible infallibility, will you hazard a guess?”

Ostensible Jesus: “Well, it should be easy enough, if Augustine is a Roman, it can only be the adverb.”

Judge’s note to the jury: “It’s ‘just’ the adverb.”

Jury note to the judge: “Juror three insists to know, when Ostensible Jesus said “Give to Sid Caesar what is Sid Caesar’s”, would that be considered taxable income?”

Judge to Ostensible Jesus: “You said that?”

Ostensible Jesus: “It was a joke. Anyway, I said it backstage, but there was an open mic.” [Judge puts his face in his hands]

Judge to Ostensible Jesus: “Well, you said it. Now, whose image was on the coin?”

Ostensible Jesus: “It was 5¢ impressed on a wooden nickel. Look, it had to do with a conversation around political correctness in Hollywood and #Me Too jokes. We’re ostensible Jews and Sid, bless his memory, would have fallen over laughing.”

Judge’s note to the jury: “Anything ‘given’ to Sid Caesar, must be considered solely an undeclared, carnal tax.”

Jury foreman’s (Juror eight) note to Judge: “We have a hung jury: This foreman and jurors six, nine, ten & eleven insist on reducing Ostensible Judas award by half, because he changed his story of remorse, the other seven jurors want to deny him compensation altogether; on account of in one version he hangs himself, in the other version he leaps from a cliff and is disemboweled on the rocks”

Judge to Ostensible Judas: “You changed your story?”

Ostensible Judas: “It wasn’t me, it was the script writers, mid-production. They thought hanging wasn’t bloody enough.”

[at this point the Judge’s migraine required court medics administering the ‘nuclear option’ of a Demerol injection, direct to the brain]

Recovered from migraine, the judge: [with a great sense of relief and very high, in fact ‘almighty’ high] “Order! Bailiff! Clear the gallery, triple security and call in the jury!

The Judge: “Per Rule 56 (f)(3) Federal Rules of Procedure, this court may exercise summary judgment of its own discretion after identifying for the parties material facts that are beyond dispute.

“Per the aforementioned rule, and having read all the jury’s notes of inquiry, this court enters into the record the indisputable fact all of the jurors in this case are absolute, total and complete idiots. If they went with the argument of the plaintiff, they’d do it as morons. If they found for the argument of the defendant, they’d do it as morons. If they compensated the 3rd party intervenors, they’d do it as morons. [the judge looks at the bailiff]

“Hang them all.”

Bailiff: “Dismissed juror twelve?”

The Judge: [over his shoulder, on his way to chambers] “Consider him Ostensible Barrabas.”

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 The egregious violations of constitutional rights by the USA in nearly all (probably all, actually) departments, points to the general contempt for the rule of law by my nation. As Christian nationalism grows at the Pentagon, denying the Enlightenment roots of the American secular republic, we see the spreading fruit of the National Security Act of 1947 having upended our constitution and supplanted rule of law with color of law. Were the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution to mean anything, with its provision for “equal protection of the law” applied in the present circumstance, transgender people would have every right to both; be themselves and to perform their military duties without exception. The following op-ed points to the patent meaninglessness of our leaders oath to uphold the constitution, or worse, the inability to grasp the point and meaning of that very oath. Following article reposted with permission of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
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Statement by Transgender Client of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) on the Reissued Ban on Transgender People in the Military:

Friday the Trump Administration reissued its ban on Transgender people in the military.  The exceptions are persons who have been “stable for 36 consecutive months in their biological sex prior to accession [and] service members who do not require a change of gender.”  While it’s unclear how the Administration defines the term biological sex, “those requiring medications and surgery” are out.  Clearly, Trump has an unwarranted bias against Transgender people who need to physically transition.

This time they have gone past the trite and debunked arguments of unit cohesiveness, medical costs, and deployability to a broad claim that Transgender people “present considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality.” As a retired military officer, defense worker and a Transgender person who still works on a military installation, I find this accusation deplorable.  It desecrates my 40 years of sacrifice, dedication, and public service to the nation. To insinuate that I have been and am a risk to national defense is ludicrous and demeans the medals, promotions and great things I accomplished while serving in the name of national security.

The truth is, there are and have been Transgender military members serving with honor and distinction for centuries.  I am just one of many.  We were forced to keep out of sight.  But isn’t that the Administration’s objective?  This move is simply a Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy for Transgender people: Out of sight, out of mind.  The Administration wants to force Transgender members out, keep Transgender applicants out, and scare those left into hiding; demand they be someone they are not and compromise their personal integrity.

The Administration and those egging them on, want to first erase us from the military, that’s the easy one. Then erase us from the rest of society.  Last month the Kansas Republican Party approved a resolution that opposes “all efforts to validate Transgender identity,”

What do these people use as the rationale for their Transphobia? They cite “God’s design for gender”.  It has nothing to do with the ability to perform the tasks required of a military member.  It’s really all about forming a rigid society void of diversity by exploiting the hypnotic power of religion to rid the society of individuals who don’t strictly adhere to their model.

To achieve this goal within the constitutional confines of the U.S. they must secure religious exemptions by manipulating political power (i.e. the Trump Administration).  These exemptions are special rights to unleash their discriminatory and oppressive bigotry in violation of civil rights protections and equality standards. Within the military, this is what really undermines unit cohesion and places national security at risk.

As a client and supporter of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), I am incensed.  The tenets of our Constitution, the ones I swore to uphold, and the standards of integrity we expect of our soldiers, sailors and airmen, are being undermined by a hypocritical cult who is weaponizing the Christian religion and is bent on creating a military that mirrors their myopic societal view to further their dominionist aims.

We Transgender people are contributing members of society. We deserve the same rights and respect afforded all citizens including serving in the U.S. military; no more, no less.  The Transgender community, who adds a chromatic spectrum to the human experience, is the low hanging fruit for these theocratic ideologues and the canary in the coal mine for true freedom-loving Americans.

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