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Gary Kreep, ally of Philip J. Berg, Enemy of Orly Taitz, elected to California Superior Court in San Diego—this will be interesting to watch, and see what HE does with mortgage foreclosures, among other major issues….

OFFICIAL THIS WEEK: Gary Kreep Wins Judicial Election in San Diego—ORLY TAITZ WAS OBSESSED WITH FIGHTING KREEP AND PHILIP J. BERG—SHE HAD NO WISH TO FORM ANY ALLIANCE, only to destroy those alliances that already existed against Obama—and she managed to keep the article Ii eligibility movement very fragmented….for shame on orly!

Gary Kreep and Presidential Candidates / Birther Litigants John Dummett and Ed Noonan
Attorney Gary KreepJohn Dummett & Ed Noonan

Lawyer Gary Kreep, arguably famous (or infamous) for representing Wiley Drake and one or two other clients, claiming to represent Alan Keyes and fighting with Orly about who REALLY represented Alan Keyes (Orly did) in a lawsuit seeking to annul Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential victory, has won the judicial primary election in San Diego, California. The final 4,000 votes have not been counted, but Kreep has enough of a lead that it is statistically unlikely that his opponent can win. Kreep has a 1,000 vote margin over Garland Peed and will be the next Superior Court Judge in San Diego County.

SUPERIOR COURT – Office No. 34 [link]
GARY GEORGE KREEP 201238 50.14%
GARLAND PEED 200150 49.86%
 Precincts: 1643
Counted: 1643
Percentage: 100.0%

Last updated on: 06-15-12 at: 16:08:28
Source: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov

Gary Kreep represents Ed Noonan in his case challenging Obama’s place on the California ballot in the 2012 Presidential election. [link]

Previously: Gary Kreep Leading Judicial Election in San Diego

4-20 Focus on Cannabis and Confederates, Hitler and the Hunger-Games, the New Dark Ages, and Andreas Behring Breivik

Before writing anything else, I just want to reiterate a great big Cheer “Vive La France” for Marine Le Pen and the Front National in France.  The French National Elections are this Sunday, April 22, 2012, and although polls are not rating her as having much of a chance of winning, we can always hope that people lie to pollsters (as we know they do) and speak truth inside the ballot booth.  There was once a time when Jean-Marie Le Pen came in Second and the Established World went mad with fear that a real outsider candidate might have a real chance.  It was almost as crazy as the “Vote for the Crook, It’s Important” nationwide campaign to insure that Edwin Edwards beat David Duke in 1991, when Duke received over 60% of the White vote in Louisiana.  (Prior to serving his full ten year term for racketeering, the Federal Bureau of Prisons in its great mercy released Edwards from the federal gulag into a halfway house on January 13, 2011).  Marine Le Pen has none of Duke’s biographical baggages and the Old France is quite a bit more threatened by obvious aliens and outsiders today than the New France of La Louisianne  was in 1991, but the same forces of corporate industry and global homogenization have the same goal in both cases: KILL THE POLITICAL OUTSIDERS, let the real enemies of the people reign….  And no, of course, nothing that I’m saying has anything whatsoever to do with my theory of why I’m not on the California Ballot this year, absolutely, positively, nothing.

But today if 4-20, and as the show trial of Andreas Behring Breivik concludes its first week, I can only say that I am more convinced than ever that it IS a show trial staged precisely for the purpose of suppressing freedom in a uniquely European/Scandinavian way.  9-11 was too widely recognized in Europe for the staged fraud it was for the rail bombings in Madrid or the tube bombings in London to work again.  (France, as the world-leader in rational 9-11 doubt, was strangely immune to terrorist attacks—everyone old enough to talk in France knows what a sham 9-11 was and no one in that most enlightened country in Europe would be taken in by such a farce—but as PT Barnum is so famous for saying—no one EVER went broke UNDER-estimating the intelligence of the American people).

Just look at Andreas Behring Breivik making a pseudo-Nazi arm salute and then describing in such cool rational terms how he killed people.  Cui Bono Baby?  Would any rational thinking terrorist really imagine that killing a bunch of teenagers was going to garner sympathy for the cause of expelling non-Nordic immigrants from Norway?  Obviously Andreas Behring Breivik is NOT insane, as evidenced by his coherent and predictable patterns of speech and by his ability to follow instructions on courtroom decorum (such as “Don’t Make the Nazi salute anymore”, it upsets people).  But his explanation for what he’s doing is absurd.  Cui bono?  The only plausible beneficiaries of Andreas Behring Breivik’s attack are those who want to discredit his words.  The BNP, the Front National, and the German NPD certainly shy away from him, as do the National Democrats of neighboring Sweden.  Going around killing innocent people cannot CAUSE in the knowledge (which Breivik has affirmed) that you will become the most hated man in Norway is NOT a very effective way or means to become an apostle to cultural homogeneity.  Breivik’s trial has been scheduled in the week leading up to the French Elections….Marine Le Pen being the most effective anti-immigration leader in Europe, without any doubt—is this mere coincidence?  Anyone who studied how to kill people as calmly and as privately as Breivik did must have studied some history, and there is NO historical precedent or antecedent for mass random killings of completely innocent people leading to identity as a hero.  Sorry folks—if I’ve missed something out there, please let me know, but as far as I am concerned, Andreas Behring Breivik’s entire life story is part of the plot to make the descendants of the Vikings bow down and serve Mecca in much the same way that the Varangian guard once served the Byzantine Emperors.  It is to the Norwegian’s credit that they (unlike the Brits and the Americans) couldn’t be taken in by staged MUSLIM terrorist attacks), but in effect, they’ve just been taken in by the polar opposite….  And the fabled freedoms of Scandinavia will soon start to fade and diminish.  Sad but I guarantee you it’s true….

So the looming signs of the New Dark Ages come both closer and more obvious—Andreas Behring Breivik would not be giving Nazi-Arm Salutes if he were a real Nazi, he would not have chosen the targets he chose if he were a real Nazi, and this is, after all, Adolf Hitler’s birthday (4-20-1889).

The connection between Hitler’s birthday and Cannabis is one of the odder coincidences of history.  Why?  Some inconclusive evidence suggests that Hitler might (as many frontline soldiers in the Kaiser’s army did) have used Heroin during WWI, but otherwise his use of drugs is confined to having used various drugs during WWII, especially as the war went against him.

In the twisted and uneducated America today, what would you expect in the era of GW Bush & BH Obama, understanding of history is so confused in the popular mind that there is a tendency to conflate general notions of racism into one template. Confederates are considered equivalent to the Nazis and the Nazi forced labor of non-Germans in Europe to Southern American/US (i.e. “Confederate”) chattel slavery.  Critics of the Southern Confederacy have, on-line in this 150th anniversary year of Shiloh, gone so far as to claim that the CSA, if it had won the war, would have sought to extend slavery to Latin America and throughout the Western Hemisphere.  Such hateful, hate-filled fantasies seem likely to bear fruit in Tim Burton’s upcoming “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter“, and all I can say is—“will someone please help me organize a boycott?”  

The CSA Confederates and their Southern Patriotic heirs may believe in segregation of the races, and may even believe that Barack Hussein Obama is constitutionally disqualified to be and serve as Reich’s Fuhrer, I mean Chairman of the Central Committee and Supreme Soviet, I mean President…. but the Southern Tradition is one of individual freedom, not corporate tyranny.  Tennessee Williams, of course, saw a serious contradiction evolving in this tradition in the 1950s when he wrote Sweet Bird of Youth when Big Oil and other mostly “Yankee” Corporate Interests were taking over the South (especially early in Texas and Louisiana, but throughout the South after WWII)….

To a true Son of the Confederate State of America, there is nothing sadder than such confusion as links Confederates with Nazis, traditional southerners with corporate values or interests….because the reality is the extreme opposite.

The Confederates fought for Freedom AGAINST Centralized Government and Dictatorship, and modern Southern leaders, like the late Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, were war heroes on the beaches of Normandy to liberate France in 1944.  In Lincoln’s Marxists, Donald Kennedy and his co-author draw intense comparisons between Abraham and Adolf.  They do not mention the ultimate irony that Judah P. Benjamin, a West Indian Jew, was one of the leading statesmen of the Confederacy, or that Florida’s David Levy was the very first Jewish American to sit in the United States Senate.  Levy County on the Florida Gulf Coast is named after this pioneering Hebrew settler of the Sunshine State, and by some irony Levy County is the site of the infamous “Rosewood” Massacre.   But really and truly, as I have recently written, All Americans are now living in “Greater Rosewood,” Levy County, Florida—we are all subject to summary foreclosure and eviction by force—from sea to shining sea, but it is NOT the Klansmen who are after us this time….it is the Banks….and their “servicers” of course…. 04-19-2012 Carrie Loft v Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp et al Response to Order of 04-05-2012 and Motion for 30 day Extension of Time to file FAC.  

As I have also written here and elsewhere, the United States Federal Courts are unwilling to apply the Civil Rights Laws of the Land for the protection of white people, apparently because these laws only exist to foment racial discord and competition between Black and White (with some bones here and there thrown to fomenting conflict with Hispanics and Asians).   So long as the Banks and Banksters apply their vicious fraud equally to black and white alike, the courts will not recognize any violation of the civil rights of the people.  This too, is a sign of the Bush 41-Clinton-Bush 43-Obama Dark Age, descending upon us…

   The Nazis had certain ideals in common with conservatives throughout Western Europe and North America: the romanticized revitalization of indigenous European Culture, for example, rooting the spirit of progress in national pride and identity.  Such things are found in England, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Greece, and Israel, not to mention in the United States and many countries in Latin America, or even post-Colonial Africa and Asia.

If that were all that Hitler’s Naziism had amounted to—resurgent national pride and rebuilding the nation shattered by the Great Depression (which effectively began in Germany immediately after Versailles in 1919 and never really ended).  Chancellor Sutler in V-for-Vendetta is a thinly disguised Hitler (“H” is the 8th letter of the alphabet starting with “A”, “S” is the 8th letter of the alphabet reciting backwards from “Z”).  Chancellor Sutler, like Hitler, believed in the power of the Big Lie.  But unlike Chancellor Sutler and his terrorism through “St. Mary’s” infection…. Hitler did more than merely terrorize his own people.  He went off to terrorize the French and the Poles.  Had Hitler NOT embarked on his war of extensive military conquest, Naziism might have been accepted and remained a “Third Way” in Europe.  Great Britain had guaranteed the integrity of Poland, and the 129 years of the Polish Partition was a wrong that deserved finally to be righted (one of the few things the Versailles Conference actually got right, surely, was the restoration of Polish national identity and autonomy).

But as a Confederate and Patriot of the American tradition, I cannot accept Hitler’s invasion and conquest of Poland, which started World War II, as even remotely legitimate.  One interesting thought is that Hitler must have had at least as clear an idea that invading Poland (and especially then invading the Soviet Union two years later, breaking faith with the after the Von Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact) would ultimately lead to his demise as Andreas Behring Breivik must realize that his slaughter of innocents would win him no friends either personally or for his cause.  

One could almost wonder and ask “cui bono” of Nazi Germany?  Nazi Germany led to the modern religion of Globalism, suppression of nationalism, and “we are one” suppression of the ideology of race-as-extended family, in short, of race as a biologically natural and real element of human culture and social identity.  World War II also resulted in the foundation of the state of Israel and the rise of a distinctly non-Christian ethos and elite in the world, which non-Christian ethos and elite clearly either needed and created or is now using and needs Andreas Behring Breivik in Norway, and George Zimmerman in Florida…  (not to make any comparison here—what Andreas Behring Breivik did in Norway was murder—intention killing of another person without justification or provocation of any kind, but what George Zimmerman did in Florida was, in my opinion, probably—almost certainly—self-defense, but it is being USED as a racially polarizing device and divisive event by President Barack Hussein Obama….).  

Going back to my April 13, 2012, essay on the Hunger Games and the New Dark Ages, and the comparison and contrast between the Hunger Games and V-for-Vendetta, the latter is clearly about Hitler-like totalitarian oppression, while the former directly concerns Confederate Rebels within an easily recognizable future North American Corporate/Centralized Government hegemony.

Confederates were not Nazis; they were not conquerors.  For all of Robert E. Lee’s fabled brilliance a military strategist, his best bet was to seize Washington D.C. and Maryland for the Confederacy in 1861-1862, when the northern armies were poorly organized and poorly led, but he and Jefferson Davis declined even to try to impose their will on Maryland and Delaware, slave states which had elected not to secede.   The Confederacy, it has often occurred to me, could and should have simply taken Washington D.C. right after the First Battle of Manassas/Bull Run, and taken over the capital there.  The War of 1861 might have then ended, perhaps with the Confederate Constitution replacing the new Federal Constitution of 1787 as Southern Sympathizers from Ohio, Illinois, and New York joined in. Slavery would have probably ended in the South by the 1880s or 1890s regardless, as it did in Brazil and the Spanish Colonies,but this is not consistent with Obama era anti-Confederate education, because Confederates were actually the original anti-Communists.  Worse (for themselves and the CSA) because Lee and Davis were dedicated to NON-CONQUEST IDEOLOGY, they gave up their best chances at winning in 1861-62.  By the time Lee invaded the North in earnest in 1863, there was no obvious purpose in doing so, no reasonable strategy, and once again, the chance to seize Washington D.C. and make it the Confederate Capital was lost.  Gettysburg ended that campaign and with it all reasonable hopes of Confederate victory, all reasonable hopes for the survival of the Confederate Constitution.

The Hunger Games, as I wrote last week, seems firmly rooted in the legacy of the vanquished 13 state of the Southern Confederacy, of which North Carolina was the state that sacrificed the most (suffering the greatest number of casualty losses, per capita, of any Southern State—Virginia lost more by number, but not as a percentage of the population, Florida lost the least, participating in the war hardly at all, Texas effectively won the war, maintaining its independence throughout, but surrendering on June 19, 1865 at Galveston, in spite of it all; New Orleans surrendered exactly 150 years ago this month, constituting the first great loss of the Confederacy, without firing a single shot, much as Paris was not defended in World War II—the French apparently like to save their beautiful cities from war-time destruction and mayhem…. consistently choosing discretion over valor….).

 But the Hunger Games also captured the coldly exploitative nature of the centralized government, in need of lots of “coal, minerals and row crops” as President Snow puts it while talking to the ill-fated game-master Seneca, who mistakenly thinks that “everyone likes an underdog.”

In the book, Hunger Games, which I finally started reading after seeing the movie last night for a seventh time in Santa Monica, suppression of private ownership of arms (even including ordinary bows and arrows like Katniss’) is a key an important aspect of the Government’s policy towards the people of District 12 (= Appalachia,  filmed in North Carolina).  

It was critical to keep the people disarmed lest they ever rise up against the establishment armies.  The people were forbidden effectively to feed themselves…. for fear that a well-fed populace might hunger for freedom….

In that connexion, I am today on my way to Fresno to work with members of the 4-20 cooperative there.  None of them, to the best of my knowledge, will be celebrating Hitler’s 123 birthday there this evening.  They have other problems.  The State of California has legalized medical marijuana but the Federal government continues to suppress it.  Just as in 1860, the Centralized Government wishes to suppress the farmers who supply a product much in demand around the world, to denigrate individual autonomy and local authority.  Unlike 1860, the states are weak, and in fact what I will face in Fresno is finding the ways and means to oppose the degree to which the Federal Government has skipped the state or effectively nullified state authority all together, and seeks to impose state law by collaborating with city and county authorities.

This is a Tenth Amendment crusade in the Confederate tradition: restore individual independence by building up autonomous farmers.  I personally haven’t touched cannabis as an intoxicant since July 1991, but the occasion when I did, in the Mary Martin Suite at the Hotel Pontchartrain in New Orleans, was one of the turning points in my life (and certainly it sounded the death knell of my marriage).  

But for the moment, I take pride in knowing that in 2012 as it was 152 years ago, real freedom and real liberty reside in the defense of self-supporting farmers away from the city and centralized economy and government.  This is the Confederate way, and the Confederate way is anti-communist and anti-Nazi, all at the same time as it is anti-Obama, anti-Bush, and generally antithetical to the Corporate establishment which rules America and Europe, and which has dedicated untold millions to the suppression of real individualists such as Marine Le Pen, and the creation of such fake individualists as Andreas Behring Breivik……

Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction: the Destruction of Community and Individual Identity and Memory

“The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was.”

Milan Kundera

A couple of days ago I learned (and wrote here) about the death of Stefan Frederick Cook, a dear friend but one with whom, frankly, I never got to spend enough time.  It’s particularly poignant when you make it to your fifties and the occasional death of a person your age can no longer be mourned as “he was so young.”  At 51 not quite making it to 52, well, Stefan Frederick Cook WAS way too young to die, but alas, neither one of us are exactly to be mourned in the same way as those who die in the full flower of their teens or twenties.  Stefan Frederick Cook was a hero whom I admired deeply, not only for his brilliant military career and renaissance world of personal achievements, abilities, special skills, and talents, which would be cause for awe in any man, but for the incident that brought us together—when he stood up to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States and said—“You are not legitimate, so I cannot serve you; my oath to support the Constitution is much more valuable to me than my career.”  Of course, his defiance of an Unconstitutional order to proceed to an Unconstitutional and Illegal War in illegally occupied Afghanistan—where the people know the face of terror intimately (and it is US)—did in fact cost Stefan Frederick Cook his military career.  But at least I was lucky enough to have known him, have photographs of him, printouts of his amazing curriculum vitae, handwritten notes and letters, and can treasure his memory.   

But the truth is that for many of the people I know in life, my “memory aids” are gone—in an illegal seizure of property that took place in November 2009 in Lago Vista, Texas.  Five generations of my own families archives, wiped out.   Five hundred years worth of antiques, art, books, fossils, maps, manuscripts, seashells members of my family and I had collected, wiped out.  A set of Teacups given to one of my ancestors by Martha Washington after the President’s death, original pieces collected by Michael Rockefeller in Western New Guinea before his untimely death.  Books and manuscripts by my most distinguished Academic Ancestor Hugo Meyer (author of Indogermanische Mythen and many other pioneering books in the late 19th century).  Correspondence with another of my ancestors who was a Lord Chancellor of England and Viceroy of India. Personal letters to ancestors of mine from the 18th century poet Friedrich Schiller, the 19th century artist Karl Bodmer, C.S. Lewis, Evelyn Waugh, and dozens of politicians.  Letters and manuscripts I collected while at Harvard, including from Alfred Marston Tozzer, Sylvanus Grisworld Morley and Alfred Vincent Kidder, pioneers of Maya archaeology, and of course, from lots of memorabilia from more recent living people as well (including my grandfather’s correspondence with such diverse individuals as his cousin Arthur de Carle Sowerby, a British missionary, naturalist, and literary force in Pre-War China and (of later date) with Dr. Wernher von Braun while at NASA, for instance).  And literally thousands and thousands more, even such odd items as one of my late Great aunts steaming hot love letters from the 1920s and 30s to the man who later became a preeminent South African physician and married one of Africa’s leading white female politicians). All that is the subject of a lawsuit in which I am represented by my Trustee Peyton Yates Freiman and Texas Attorney David A. Rogers.  But my case, of course, is not only not unique, it is typical of the massive destruction of private property going on all over the United States.

And just as surely as I believe that Stefan Frederick Cook’s awareness and memory of the Constitution, of his duty as an officer, and of his obligations to those whom he might command in the field, and to all America, were unique, I think that it is the same gemeinschaft of Barack Hussein Obama and those who brought him to power.  That is what relates to the quote from Milan Kundera above—they not only want to destroy private property and family, they want to destroy all our cultural heritage, all our links to our own and community past.  

To be human is to collect and it is to destroy this avarice for the collection of things, so innately and uniquely human, that the Communist-Socialist dehumanization of our world strives so doggedly.   Accumulation of memory through long-surviving family estates—so long the characteristic of the English Nobility, is everywhere under attack.

Another patriotic military man I have been privileged to know—whose birthday happens to be today is Robert Garvin Moore of Laurel Canyon and Studio City.  Owing to the same patterns of illegal seizure and destruction of private (personal) property in the process of an illegal foreclosure, also saw his entire military record dating back to West Point, and his entire family heritage wiped out.  Texas Attorney Andrea S. Atalay and her distinguished Cuban-American husband saw their estate library and manuscript collections wiped out in 2006, even before the worst of all this had actually begun.  It was a tragic loss to them, as it was a tragic loss to Robert Garvin Moore, his beautiful wife Teresa, and their children.   Such reliquaries of family, cultural activity and events, community, individual heritage, associations, friendships, alliances, and lineage are utterly irreplaceable.  I think back to my own loss of (among so many other things) a nearly complete run of Bulletins and Librettos from the Metropolitan Opera of New York from the 1890s-1980s, scattered along with more fragmentary “runs” from the operas of Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, London, Paris, Berlin and Milan.  I observe that the lawyers and the other representatives of the mortgage companies who do all this take particular glee in torturing people with the deprivation of their personal properties of memory and identity.  

It is enough to erase civilization in the manner of Farenheit 451, and require the birth, training, and enrollment of a real generation of “Book People” to try to remember anything at all, except that it is not the great books which we should have memorized—they will surely endure (most of them, anyhow).  No it is in the small things forgotten that we are bereft of the “flesh, heart and soul” (soma, psyche and pneuma in Greek) of our special, personalized heritage (ik olal bak in Maya).  At least in ancient times, the personal wreckage was at least normally discarded nearby, so that ruined mementos can be archaeologically associated with individual homes in well-run excavations such as those at Pompei or Carthage or Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, or even my little doctoral dissertation project of excacation around Platform Culub at Chichén Itzá in the 1980s.   But the middens of the modern world are, like the suburbs themselves, vast wastelands of “landfills”—and to there, supposedly, is most of our individual history and memory consigned—although I cannot imagine that the thieves who broke into my house in Lago Vista did not keep and sell some of the better stuff–how could they possibly be so brutishly stupid?

I know from another aspect of my experience that the war on identity and memory through the possession of personal property is real, intentional, and not just imaginary.  Through the arrogance of two U.S. District Court Judges in Texas, as many readers of this blog might know, I managed to spent one week in Federal Custody in August 2006 at the behest of Houston Judge Lynn Nettleton Hughes (who later assured me that he did not intend to accuse me of any wrongdoing whatsoever, “not even the mildest or most modest contempt of court,” he merely wanted to talk to me…..).  And then again I did a much longer 54 day stint (December 9, 2007-February 2, 2008) on account of the simply Abominable (I cannot bring myself to call her “Honorable” at this stage) Janis Graham Jack of Corpus Christi.  Lynn N. Hughes actually did want to talk to me, Janis Graham Jack didn’t….and got me out of her court as quickly as possible.  

During that longer 54 day visit to some of America’s darkest federally controlled and operated corners, I saw how they abuse the prisoners in thousands of ways.  As I’ve written for four years now on this blog—some of the best people I have ever known, and some of the smartest I have ever met outside of the Harvard and Yale Faculty Clubs or Dumbarton Oaks meetings….were also in Federal custody.  It’s enough to give one pause.  But one constant feature of prison life is: you must not accumulate any personal papers or belongings or other memorabilia—you just need to wipe yourself clean of all possessions—because you ARE a possession—you as a prisoner really DO belong to those who have the keys to your food, your exercise, your health, your fleeting access to sunlight and to your “society”—the other inmates who share your dark space, but who are permitted very little actual time to associate.  

And in the spirit of Huxley’s Brave New World, the confiscation of prisoner’s property (toothbrushes, vitamins, bandaids, notepaper, newsprint…anything and everything) breeds a kind of hunger for the commercial rewards and luxuries of the consumerist world.  When ketchup, mustard, and pepper are scarce pleasures, and must be acquired through prison “commissary”—well, you get the idea—you the prisoner are being conditioned to be a good law-abiding and very appreciative, and greedy, consumer when you get out.  One starves for nice things behind bars, even as one starves for pleasant thoughts or hopes.

And this, of course, is another unstated aspect of the mortgage foreclosure and eviction abuse: people hunger for the nice kind of place where they used to live.  They are willing to put up with almost any kind of deprivation of home or comfort in exchange for some nice space….for a little while….to call home.  They will pray to the GREAT EXPROPRIATOR to give them temporary access to property which has been expropriated from someone else—but after a while, we get to know it’s only temporary, like having a nice cell-mate you can get along with and talk to in prison….  We are all destined to be like moths and butterflies in the wind, blown around from cell-block to cell-block by those who rule our Prison Planet…. the overlords, the jailkeepers, the guards.  While we stay in anyone place, we will enjoy the bits of consumerist luxuries which are sold to us in such very small containers at such very high prices, knowing that it can all be taken away from us on whim, in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye…. and since Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act passed by the Senate last year with the astounding vote of 93-7, without EVEN a warrant being issued or charges being brought, without EVEN a whisper of probable cause that a crime was committed….  I for one will not rest until America has been restored.  If they kill me first or, worse, lock me up again and feed me nothing but tiny packages of ketchup from commissary, well…I will know, as I knew when I was arrested before, that I was the victim of injustice, and that I was arrested fighting for the Right.  If I can somehow break into politics—I swear that this mortgage foreclosure epidemic will stop and that private property will begin to be restored, however gradually, and that we will retrace our steps and begin to remember who we are—maybe we’ll even have massive excavations of some of the landfills to discover just how much of our nations memory and desire was swept away….buried, left for destroyed by the emissaries of Communism who have taken over our land…. God Damn them All—from Obama and Roberts and Summers and Bernanke on down through the hierarchy… Whether they appear to hail from the old (like Harvard) or the new (like Kenya), and whether they were appointed by a “Superconservative Republican President” (like Roberts) or were always Socialists (like Obama) or just “good upholders of the economy” (like Summers and Bernanke)….they all have the same goal: to destroy everyone’s private property except their own and to destroy the memory and heritage of us all so that we will have no conscience or means of argument based on our own personal, social, or cultural identity and heritage.

The Death & Destruction of Private Property in the USA: why are we so complacent?

The Christmas Season in the history-conscious Texas-Louisiana family where I grew up always ended with January 8, Battle of New Orleans Day.  I suppose this day was as important to the 19th Century South as 9-11 is to the World of the 21st Century… albeit it was a Patriotic Day of much greater optimism and affirmation of liberty than pessimism and fear of phantoms.

What amazes me at present is that the Presidential election season has started in earnest and nobody is standing up for the defrauded, the dispossessed and the defeated in this country despite the fact that no single episode of continuous destruction of homes, families, and private property has happened on the present scale anywhere in the USA since the War of 1861-1865, in the midst of whose sadly understudied sesquicentennial we are currently coasting, only partially aware, as seems to be the modern American norm.  But the truth is that it is only possible to understand what is happening in modern America if we realize that the destruction of private property is proceeding NATIONWIDE now at approximately the same rate as it was happening in Virginia and Georgia during the final year of the War Between the States in 1864-65.  Family and local heritage and inheritance are being wiped out, systematically, and with just as much government endorsement and approval as during any war, but without any attempt at justification.  I can only guess that the justification has already been written, and so it seems redundant to repeat it now: The Communist Manifesto of 1848, which is about to celebrate its 164th year in print (since 1848) predicted (well, actually, demanded) the centralization of banking and rampant extensions of frivolously predatory credit which have led to the present meltdown.  In the 1930s-50s, certain elites decided that if Communism was to be implemented in the United States, it had to be done gradually, stealthily, with the appearance of democratic approval and due process of law.   All continuity and “rootedness” in American communities is being subjected to massive disruption and near obliteration—long-term stability and inheritance of local knowledge and traditions is endangered.  The world is being “shaked and baked” into dependent homogeneity rather than independent diversity.   Individual ownership and family inheritance of real and personal property are being being wiped out in the interests of a destabilized society whose only recourse to survive is to depend upon the “generosity” and “benevolence” of an all-powerful government.  I can see no sadder end to civilization.

The official answer to these accusations was articulated recently by a San Diego attorney who is dedicated to the destruction of private property in favor of “corporate-governmental” ownership of property:

“Your letter below serves as an excellent example for why you should consider hiring an attorney who is familiar with the law. I am disinterested in discussing your theory that California Civil Code 2924 is in actuality a communist plot to divest the citizens of California of their right to hold private property. Or that the US Constitution can be construed to permit a person to default on their contractual obligations to pay their mortgage, without any consequence.

Our judgment has not expired, it is still a judgment in our favor and it is still good. Our writ has expired because they are only good for 180 days from the time of issuance. Therefore, we are moving for a new writ, which we are legally permitted to do.
Sincerely,
Jessica Partridge, Esq.
Associate Attorney
McCarthy & Holthus, LLP
1770 Fourth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 955-1508
Fax:     (619) 243-1979
I have to confess than when I was a law student and practicing attorney I simply did not know that the sole purpose of lawyers was to exploit people for personal gain while implementing whatever was the governmental oppression “du jour.”  And yet this is the literary stereotype of lawyers from Shakespeare through Moliere to Dickens.  It was certainly not the kind of law practiced by Marcus Tullius Cicero.   It was definitely the kind of law used against Joan of Arc (whose 600th birthday was celebrated yesterday in France by Front National Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen—notably NOT by the sitting President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is at least insofar as his ancestry is concerned as much of or even more of a foreigner in France as Obama is in the United States, although Sarkozy’s foreign origins at least derive the same continent as France, unlike Obama who hails from a distinctly non-European, non-American family background, at least on his father’s [Kenyan, Communist, Mau-Mau] side).   One of the most amazing chapters in French History is how la Pucelle d’Orleans handled her own defense against English Clerical Inquisitors, and how she chose integrity and faith in herself and her own personal relationship with God over all earthly advantage or matters.   Another disturbing chapter in the history of lawyers based in France was of course the Dreyfus affair, which seems likely to be repeated ten thousand times in the next few years if America really does ever arrest and detain people under the provisions of the new National Defense Authorization Act which our own foreign President just signed into law within the past few weeks.
But I have digressed from the destruction of private property in America or the government’s support and endorsement of this destruction.  A recent write-up of governmental action as affirmation of the policy of national expropriation was recently brought to my attention and I want to share it:
Independent Foreclosure Review–Beware

Snapshot of the Newest Program

  • The review is not independent
  • The servicers are paying the “Independent Consultants”
  • The servicers are allowed to release “relevant” information to the “Independent Consultants”
  • “Eligibility” has been pre-determined
  • Forgery and fraud are not on the list of things to be reviewed

The Current Climate
We have become a nation of displaced people due to fraudulent and wrongful foreclosures conducted by the banks since the Mortgage Meltdown began in 2007.  Amherst Securities has testified that  1 out 5 homeowners are likely to lose their homes before this crisis ends.  It is estimated that there are at least 62 million securitized loans – loans with lost notes and unclear ownership.  These are the people being foreclosed upon by banks that cannot prove legal ownership.

Fraudulent foreclosures have rampantly permeated across all 50 states. The issue is not limited to robo-signing, or clerical errors, or bank ineptitude.  The issue is much deeper:  Does the bank have the legal right to foreclose?  Any foreclosure proceeding must include clear evidence that the bank is the rightful owner of the note, the deed or mortgage, and they have in their possession the original note with original signatures.  This is the crux of fraudulent foreclosures in our country today.

Yet, the Government has announced a new “program” to get your foreclosure process reviewed “independently”.  The concerns of most homeowner advocacy groups are that this new “independent Foreclosure Review Process is just another bank maneuvered government sham. Their concerns are well justified.  It is.

Analysis of the Independent Review Fact Sheet

A Fact Sheet explaining this new “opportunity” for homeowners, which has been put out by the Housing Policy Council, clearly shows this is not an independent review and homeowners should be very cautious of involving themselves in the process.  It appears to be yet another diversion orchestrated by the banks & US Government to get people’s attention diverted off the underlying issues of their loan and foreclosure using the time-honored and impartial justice system. Instead, tying them up in a very long bank-controlled review process that is anything but independent.
First, let’s take a look at who the Housing Policy Council is:

They are a bunch of bankers dictating to the Government while lining their pockets. They are a subsidiary of the Financial Services Roundtable, which is made up of members who provide mortgages to Americans.  They are a strong lobbying force in DC.  The Housing Policy Council estimates that 65% of all mortgages in the US are originated by the member firms of the Housing Policy Council.  Thus, he who created the foreclosure crisis, then the fraudulent foreclosures, and never once policed himself is in charge of the program to see if he “erred.”  How can this be an independent and impartial review?

This is the Opening Paragraph of the “Fact Sheet”:

“Fourteen U.S. mortgage servicers and their affiliates are making available free, impartial independent Foreclosure Reviews to certain of their borrowers . . ”

Our government must think we are really an ignorant lot.  The servicers who conducted the fraudulent foreclosures are making available this impartial and independent review.  I’m confident by now that anybody who is reviewing this information has safely concluded that there is no impartiality.

But there’s more:  “to certain of their borrowers”

It appears that you can be the victim of a fraudulent foreclosure, yet the independent review process is only available to a selected group.  That could work if that selected group is anybody who has suffered foreclosure proceedings since 2007 when the meltdown began, but that is not the case:

According to the fact sheet, that qualifying group only comprises those who believe they’ve been financially injured as a result of “servicer errors, misrepresentations or other deficiencies in the foreclosure process of their primary residence.”

Their omission of forgery (robo-signing,) and fraud (securitization which obfuscates who owns the loan and if they really are the owner) is a bit too obviously absent. More disconcerting however is the use of the word eligible mostly because of who is eligible.  Are they suggesting that second homes are investment properties were not wrongfully foreclosed upon?

“Borrowers are eligible to submit a Request for Review if 1) their loan was serviced by one of the participating mortgage servicers, 2) their loan was active in the foreclosure process between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2010, and 3) the property securing the loan was their primary residence.”

Thus, you are eligible if your lender is participating, if it happened during the specified dates and if it was a primary residence.  There’s a word for this:  It is known as minimizing.

Fraudulent foreclosures didn’t only happen to the eligible group.  If the lender is “participating” doesn’t that suggest this activity isn’t independent, and who decided that we only had issues for the past two years?  What about the lenders who don’t participate?  Let’s face it.  If you committed forgery and fraud, participation isn’t a luxury or choice that you have, prosecution and jail time are your fair due.  So why do we get to hear about lenders who are participating, like they signed up to be in a special club?  That’s not independent.

Also of concern, it’s already been determined by the independent group if you are eligible and they’re going to let those 4.5 million borrowers know by mailing them a letter explaining all this.

For those millions of you who have since moved on:  I wonder if they have your new address.  What if your mail forwarding has expired?

The independent review is also pre-determining what would constitute a financial injury, again, forgery and fraud are not on the list.

They’re claiming the process “could take up to several months”. Following in the footsteps of HAMP, more realistically, you will be tied up in this for the next several years, while valid statutes that could have served you well in court expire.

And worst of all, they have decided that the “Foreclosure Reviews will be conducted by independent consultants engaged by the servicers and approved by official sounding government entities.  That is only part of the problem, however.  There’s only one company being used by “all the participating” servicers to manage the incoming complaints.

And the final blow to the word independent comes in the closing paragraph:  Once the request for review forms have been collected by this single vendor, the servicer will provide relevant documents to the independent consultant.

It’s clear that this review should be considered with a cynical eye, and wary countenance.  Unless you show the fraud and forgery in your loan, don’t think it will get revealed by those ‘independents.’

Consider a full securitization audit to include with your submission if you do choose to do this process, minimally get an investigation for robo-signing.  Don’t be duped into thinking once again that the bank and the government are actually going to fix the mess they made of your loan and your life.  Your safer route is to pursue your lender in a court of law, after you’ve gotten that audit and now have the evidence of the fraud and forgery committed in your loan.  Most likely in successful cases, the compensation approved by a judge will be much greater than what you could expect to see from this ‘program’.

Here’s an excellent article that you should read:  Tila Solutions is not the only group expressing concerns over this program. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/business/foreclosure-relief-dont-hold-your-breath-fair-game.html?_r=2
Sara Miller

Civil Rights Removal: To Limit Removal to Cases involving Racial Discrimination on the basis of Statutory Schemes to enforce racial inequality is to make a travesty of Civil Rights—either we all have real rights or none of us do!

Lori G. McDonald now tests the waters with the best and most comprehensive Notice of Civil Rights Removal filed to date.  Why are so many eviction cases, when removed on grounds of diversity alone, remanded for the reason that the claims of dollar amounts in a Plaintiff’s case (no matter how illusory or illogical those amounts might be) is absolutely controlling for diversity jurisdiction?  Plaintiffs in limited jurisdiction “unlawful detainer” cases only claim “back rental” (if anything) in dollar amounts, but a huge amount of jurisprudence supports a completely different angle of analysis of “amount in controversy” and such claims as to value are always frivolous, fraudulent, and designed precisely to avoid the rigors of federal court. Lori has now addressed these issues in her Notice, filed November 28, 2011, in Santa Ana, Orange County, California, based on the legal research and ligation support which only the Charles Lincoln Trust for Tierra Limpia  provides to pro se homeowners….. and those who have been wrongfully deprived of home ownership.  California Civil Code §2924 et seq. is an “equal opportunity destroyer,” and there will be no peace until the entire process of non-judicial foreclosure is wiped from the face of the earth and declared unconstitutional, never to be raised from the grave again.  The lawyers, such as Steven D. Silverstein and their allies the corrupt Superior Court Judges such as Cory Cramin, who knowingly enforced that unconstitutional and immoral statute and took pleasure in the infliction of misery on millions must be punished, as must politicians such as Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and Edmund G. Brown who smiled and used their positions and influence to uphold the special privileges, grossly inequitable and immorally granted rights and blatantly unconstitutional powers of the Banks while it was all going on.

If elected to the United States Senate, I will filibuster to eradicate the requirement of race-based classifications and even “protected group” analysis from equal protection jurisprudence: All must be free or none can be free, because some animals are NOT really more equal than others…..  

11-28-2011 Lori G McDonald & Mark Privitera Removal of Wells Fargo Case to USDC CDCA re 8-09-cv-01072-DOC-E ; 11-28-2011 Civil Cover Sheet for Lori G. McDonald & Mark Privitera Notice of Civil Rights Removal ; 11-28-2011 Lori G McDonald Certificate of Interested Parties for Notice of Removal

Federal Civil Rights Legislation and litigation simply did not exist before the War Between the States of 1861-1865.  Such legislation and litigation were only necessary because the Military dictatorship which arose after the War made certain that the newly emancipated slaves actually had the upper hand (for a few years, anyhow) before the Compromise of 1877 obliterated what little integrity was left in the Union’s claim to the moral highground.  After a couple of decades of dormancy, “Civil Rights” became the most divisive issue in the nation again, starting almost immediately after World War II (for which the war of 1861-65 in America was a very clear and plain rehearsal).   Now the Banks have allied themselves with the United States government in a manner analogous to the alliance between Carpetbaggers and Union Troops in the South (also, coincidentally, with full bank-establishment backing….) and are wreaking havoc all over the country.  Millions are losing their homes and seeing their savings and security wiped out.  Now the whole nation knows what it was like to be a Southern White Farmer in the late 1860s.  And ironically, blacks and whites and Hispanics and Asians are all being turned out of their homes without regard to race, creed, or color, but it could not have happened without the Civil Rights Laws’ having been expressly applied by the Courts ONLY to protect the rights of one race against another, and not of all people together. 

If you would like to help the fight for “corny old values” like Truth, Justice, and the American Way, for Family, Home, and Freedom, and to add one Senator for the Bill of Rights and against Indefinite Detention, against the PATRIOT ACT, and against the use of United States Troops in this Country against its own citizens, please support Charles Edward Lincoln, III, for U.S. Senator from California.  We are fighting one of the most entrenched establishment seats in Congress—Dianne Feinstein who tried to make cosmetic changes—and we ask you to send your check or money order to Lincoln-for-Senate 2012 to Charles Edward Lincoln, III, 952 Gayley Avenue, #143, Los Angeles, California 90024.  Call 310-773-6023 for more information.

BREAKING THE BAR: For Family, Home and Freedom, DISINTEGRATE THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (and every state)! ABOLISH THE LICENSING OF ATTORNEYS! RESTORE EVERY ELEMENT OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO FULL VIGOR, and ABOLISH ALL STATE-SANCTIONED MONOPOLIES (it’s the American Way)

Once again, Renada Nadine March leads the way onto the legal frontier in California. Here is Renada’s latest filing as of November 17, 2011 8-11-cv-01768-UA-SS March v Russell Complaint Filed in SACV11-01768 11-17-2011; it is directly related to our joint filing of September 30, 2011, in 8:09-cv-01072-DOC in response to Judge Carter’s Order to Show cause regarding the question of why the case was dragging on so long without being effectively moved forward (Case 8-09-cv-01072-DOC-E Document 86 Response to Order to Show Cause Filed 09-30-2011Case 8-09-cv-01072-DOC -E Document 86-Part 1—Filed 09-30-2011Case 8-09-cv-01072-DOC-E Document 86–Part 2—Filed 09-30-2011)

WHY DO SOME LAWYERS ACCEPT CASES AND THEN BETRAY THEIR CLIENTS?  Is it “all about money” (i.e. stealing: accepting money for nothing) or is there an agreement to silent certain people and their positions through acceptance of representation?

Mandatory Membership in State Bar Associations is supposed to increase the quality of the profession.  (see, e.g. A Reassessment of Mandatory State Bar Membership in Light of Levine v. Heffernan). 

In reality, I submit and many (for example Milton Friedman, F.A. von Hayek, and other economists) would agree that the perfection of any monopoly protects the mediocre and incompetent members of the profession to the detriment of innovators and the sharpest experts, and subjects the profession as a whole to oppressive regimentation and mind-numbing conformity.   The time has come to wipe the slate clean and remove the bar to creative advocacy and competent legal analysis independent of political power hierarchies.  When elite block gradual evolution, bloody revolution becomes more likely, even necessary.  It is a form of ordinary systemic readjustment to prevent stagnation and death—which is what we’re experiencing right now in America: socio-cultural and economic death because the legal monopoly has dug in and taken sides against the Constitution.

Judges are either political appointed and confirmed (in the Federal System) or elected politically (in most state systems, although most state Judges are in fact “appointed” and then subjected to uncontested, undebated, issue-free “retention elections” as a matter of political realpolitik and social fact—supported and bolstered by the “integrated bar” in each state).   It is preposterous to suppose that individuals politically important enough to become Judges, or with friends politically important enough to make them judges, will be anything but partisan arbiters of cases.  We live in a political society, and to pretend otherwise would be to engage in self-deception.  

The genius of the American Constitution, however, was always and should always be to take the human condition as it is (full of sin, especially greed and envy) and make the best of it by structuring a government wherein no one group or faction could ever achieve too great an ascendency over another: and this then is the fundamental constitutional, cultural, economic, and social evil inherent in monopolistic practices of any kind.  This anti-monopolistic structural-function (one could equally call it an anti-Monarchy framework with anti-Oligarchy safeguards) is the origin of the Separation of Powers doctrine advocated in favor of the Constitution throughout the ratification debates (see especially Madison, Jay, and Hamilton’s Federalist Papers) and which Separation of Powers doctrine was at the heart of most major Constitutional Litigation in the Supreme Court from its first session starting on February 1, 1790 through at least the Slaughterhouse Cases published at 83 U.S. 36, 100 U.S. 1, and 111 U.S. 746 in 1872-1884.   The dissent in the first of those case may have gotten it right when stating that the Civil Rights Acts implementing the Fourteenth Amendment perpetuated the Common Law of England in condemning governmental interference with the obligation of contracts and to avoid state-created monopolies.  The Slaughterhouse Dissent, and my own position, is that equality of rights, in the lawful pursuits of life, throughout the entire country, are privileges of the citizens of the United States.  Certainly states may (up to a point) regulate health and safety issues within their territory (although I would say this should be done with a keen eye NOT to violate either the Constitution or the Common Law), but once enacted those regulations must be free to be followed by every citizen who is within the conditions designated—there can be no specially privileged classes, no monopolies, and yet that is EXACTLY what lawyers have become.  Some have even suggested that the status now enjoyed by lawyers in the United States violates the Constitutional prohibition on titles of nobility, and there is much historical as well as socio-cultural and economic reality in that suggestion.

I myself have repeatedly advocated cutting back on the State Licensing of Attorneys and the State Licensed Monopoly created by “Integrated (i.e. Mandatory) Bar Associations” nationwide.  Currently there are several live counts in 8:09-cv-01072-DOC pending in U.S. District Court in Orange County which attack the constitutionality of several provisions of California Civil Law as creating special status for attorneys (most pernicious of which is surely the Civil Conspiracy Exemption: §1714.10, but also obnoxious and injurious is the 425.16 prohibition on the filing of Lis Pendens except by attorney).  But in the past I have advocated a more radical position which I think is in fact the correct one, see e.g.: 04-03-09 Complaint in Intervention Montana04-03-09 NOTICE OF INTERVENTION,  Case 9-08-cv-00091-DWM-JCL Lincoln & Freiman Intervene in O’Neil Document 82 Filed 04-03-09, and Case 9-08-cv-00091-DWM-JCL Lincoln & Freiman Complaint in Intervention Document 82-1 Filed 04-03-09.

Right now in California, it seems that the Attorney General and the Bar are ganging up on attorneys who really and truly want to fight the foreclosure epidemic, as I pointed out last year in an open letter to the then Attorney General, now Governor, Edmund G. Brown.  CEL to EDMUND G BROWN CAL AG 08-26-2010CEL to EDMUND G BROWN CAL AG 08-26-2010.

The result is that the State Bar of California, like all State Monopolies, has become a source of stagnation and oppression.  I submit that as a matter of Federal Law, Congress has the power to by statute enact that NO STATE SHALL INFRINGE upon, limit, or grant any monopoly or license to any person or group of persons to speak, write, regarding the effect or interpretation of the law or any other subject, and no State may grant any monopoly or license to any person or group of persons to petition orally or in writing, on behalf of themselves or of others, for redress of grievances.   I think that pretty well defines and takes care of the practice of law, doesn’t it?   The practice of law is NOTHING but the exercise of fundamental First Amendment rights.

I promise to propose and advocate such legislation every day of every session if I am elected United States Senator from California.

And yes, as everyone knows, I have the nerve to write all this criticism of the system either in spite of or (in part only) because of the fact that I was formally disbarred from three integrated bar associations, resigned from two others (State and Federal).  I was once licensed to practice over most of the length of Interstate-10 from Jacksonville to Santa Monica, but on the order of Federal Judges sitting in Texas, but on the illegal or at the very least Constitutionally improper, oppressive and irrational order of two power-mad Federal Judges sitting in Texas, I have been jailed (without probable cause for any crime, but “just for a little talk”) at both opposite extremes of that same interstate for the purpose of being brought before their Honors Lynn N. Hughes and Janis Graham Jack in Houston (August-October 2006) and Corpus Christi (December 2007-February 2008).  And in fact, the result of BOTH my interactions with Judges Hughes and Jack was JUST a little talk.  I would think it were too incredible to believe if it hadn’t happened to me.

So if you think that the State Licensing of Attorneys is a system beyond reproach, you must believe that I am a very bad person.  A convicted felon found (by a guilty plea no less) to have misstated two digits of his social security number in an application for a non-interest-bearing checking account at Wells Fargo Bank in November of 1996.  Oh what a heinous crime!   Oh shock, oh horror, oh dismay! Oh what will they think of next?

Ever since my experiences with the Honorable United States District Judges James R. Nowlin, Sam Sparks, and Walter S. Smith—Yes Nowlin,Sparks, and Smith are honorable; So are they all, all honorable men*—and especially since becoming closely acquainted with Family and Mortgage Law coast-to-coast, I have concluded that there is no single more destructive group in America today than licensed attorneys.   It is often said that the 99% of that profession which is bad unfairly destroys the reputation of the remaining one percent, and I have known and worked with several in that one percent, even during the past ten years.    But as a whole the legal profession is poisoned by the monopolistic practices which permit judges, in particular, to choose and regulate those who appear before them.  This system is categorically wrong.  

*   The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault;
And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest, —
For Brutus is an honorable man;
So are they all, all honorable men, —
Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honorable man. 

Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene 2: Mark Anthony’s Funeral Oration (Shakespeare).

If you would like to help the fight for “corny old values” like Truth, Justice, and the American Way, for Family, Home, and Freedom, and to add one Senator for the Bill of Rights and against Indefinite Detention, against the PATRIOT ACT, and against the use of United States Troops in this Country against its own citizens, please support Charles Edward Lincoln, III, for U.S. Senator from California.  We are fighting one of the most entrenched establishment seats in Congress—Dianne Feinstein who tried to make cosmetic changes—and we ask you to send your check or money order to Lincoln-for-Senate 2012 to Charles Edward Lincoln, III, 952 Gayley Avenue, #143, Los Angeles, California 90024.  Call 310-773-6023 for more information.

A Warning to Foreclosure Attorneys and Eviction Judges: If Equal Access to the Courts and Due Process of Law are Optional for Homeowners, so the Eighth Amendment Prohibition on Cruel & Unusual Punishment will be “optional” for you when the time comes! Boiling Steven Baum & Steven Silverstein in Oil Sounds like a Renewal of American Justice to me….

Keep their names!  Note their addresses and that of their associates!  Knit your list of those who oppress you in Code just as Madame Therese Defarge did in Tale of Two Cities!  While Marie and her Ladies in Waiting play milkmaid at Le Petit Trianon, others are planning the revolution….

 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/29/opinion/what-the-costumes-reveal.html?_r=4

What the Costumes Reveal

Photos from a former employee of the law firm of Steven J. Baum: Two Steven J. Baum employees mocking homeowners who have been foreclosed on.
By 
Published: October 28, 2011

On Friday, the law firm of Steven J. Baum threw a Halloween party.The firm, which is located near Buffalo, is what is commonly referred to as a “foreclosure mill” firm, meaning it represents banks and mortgage servicers as they attempt to foreclose on homeowners and evict them from their homes. Steven J. Baum is, in fact, the largest such firm in New York; it represents virtually all the giant mortgage lenders, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Joe Nocera

The party is the firm’s big annual bash. Employees wear Halloween costumes to the office, where they party until around noon, and then return to work, still in costume. I can’t tell you how people dressed for this year’s party, but I can tell you about last year’s.

That’s because a former employee of Steven J. Baum recently sent me snapshots of last year’s party. In an e-mail, she said that she wanted me to see them because they showed an appalling lack of compassion toward the homeowners — invariably poor and down on their luck — that the Baum firm had brought foreclosure proceedings against.

When we spoke later, she added that the snapshots are an accurate representation of the firm’s mind-set. “There is this really cavalier attitude,” she said. “It doesn’t matter that people are going to lose their homes.” Nor does the firm try to help people get mortgage modifications; the pressure, always, is to foreclose. I told her I wanted to post the photos on The Times’s Web site so that readers could see them. She agreed, but asked to remain anonymous because she said she fears retaliation.

Let me describe a few of the photos. In one, two Baum employees are dressed like homeless people. One is holding a bottle of liquor. The other has a sign around her neck that reads: “3rd party squatter. I lost my home and I was never served.” My source said that “I was never served” is meant to mock “the typical excuse” of the homeowner trying to evade a foreclosure proceeding.

A second picture shows a coffin with a picture of a woman whose eyes have been cut out. A sign on the coffin reads: “Rest in Peace. Crazy Susie.” The reference is to Susan Chana Lask, a lawyer who had filed a class-action suit against Steven J. Baum — and had posteda YouTube video denouncing the firm’s foreclosure practices. “She was a thorn in their side,” said my source.

A third photograph shows a corner of Baum’s office decorated to look like a row of foreclosed homes. Another shows a sign that reads, “Baum Estates” — needless to say, it’s also full of foreclosed houses. Most of the other pictures show either mock homeless camps or mock foreclosure signs — or both. My source told me that not every Baum department used the party to make fun of the troubled homeowners they made their living suing. But some clearly did. The adjective she’d used when she sent them to me — “appalling” — struck me as exactly right.

These pictures are hardly the first piece of evidence that the Baum firm treats homeowners shabbily — or that it uses dubious legal practices to do so. It is under investigation by the New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman. It recently agreed to pay $2 million to resolve an investigation by the Department of Justice into whether the firm had “filed misleading pleadings, affidavits, and mortgage assignments in the state and federal courts in New York.” (In the press release announcing the settlement, Baum acknowledged only that “it occasionally made inadvertent errors.”)

MFY Legal Services, which defends homeowners, and Harwood Feffer, a large class-action firm, have filed a class-action suit claiming that Steven J. Baum has consistently failed to file certain papers that are necessary to allow for a state-mandated settlement conference that can lead to a modification. Judge Arthur Schack of the State Supreme Court in Brooklyn once described Baum’s foreclosure filings as “operating in a parallel mortgage universe, unrelated to the real universe.” (My source told me that one Baum employee dressed up as Judge Schack at a previous Halloween party.)

I saw the firm operate up close when I wrote several columns about Lilla Roberts, a 73-year-old homeowner who had spent three years in foreclosure hell. Although she had a steady income and was a good candidate for a modification, the Baum firm treated her mercilessly.

When I called a press spokesman for Steven J. Baum to ask about the photographs, he sent me a statement a few hours later. “It has been suggested that some employees dress in … attire that mocks or attempts to belittle the plight of those who have lost their homes,” the statement read. “Nothing could be further from the truth.” It described this column as “another attempt by The New York Times to attack our firm and our work.”

I encourage you to look at the photographs with this column on the Web. Then judge for yourself the veracity of Steven J. Baum’s denial.

A version of this op-ed appeared in print on October 29, 2011, on page A21 of the New York edition with the headline: What the Costumes Reveal.

I can only imagine what Halloween parties might be like at the office of Steven D. Silverstein, at 14351 Redhill Suite G, Tustin, CA 92780 or Barrett, Daffin, Frappier, Treder, & Weiss, L.L.P., at 20955 Pathfinder Road, Suite 300 Diamond Bar, California 91765, or any of countless similar law firms that fit the Dickensian caricature of soulless lawyers whole live solely to destroy the lives of others might be like.  Silverstein, at least, seems to dress in Halloween costume year round as a loan shark or loan shark lawyer.  But there are other Dickensian characters, like Madame Thérèse Defarge in Tale of Two Cities: she waited for the revolution a long time, keeping the names of the government agents and traitors to the people memorialized in code or glyphs known only to her in her endless knitting.  

I don’t know how long it will take for the revolution to come here, but I do not believe we need to pray merely that people such as these employees of Steven Baum, or Steven Silverstein, or Barrett, Daffin, Frappier, Treder, & Weiss, will receive their just deserts in the afterlife.  On my list, the names of Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein are close to the top of the list for pretending to be on the side of the people, while working tirelessly in their high ranking Senate Committees for the banks and their attorneys, to give them tax breaks for their work evicting people after non-judicial foreclosures under California Civil Code 2924.