Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Film Permit and Other Phony Demands on Bloggers and Documentary Film Makers

Politicians learned decades ago that they could tax and regulate certain filmmakers.  The problem is that too many bureaucrats and cops don’t know or understand the law. 
The First Amendment absolutely protects anyone involved with news or opinion publishing and broadcasting.   That of course includes those publishing and posting various forms of media on the web.  They cannot regulate home video projects not intended for profit either.
The permit laws can only apply to commercial projects such as entertainment films or commercials. 
If you’re gathering news video or B-roll and some officious jerk demands to see your film permit you can tell him it’s at the very top of the Bill of Rights.  If he still has questions tell him to visit his local library to read a copy.  Of course you should tell him your gathering news material but you need not tell him anything about the news story your working on.
They may even try to bully you to obtain a permit and liability insurance but there is no truth to that unless of course you’re not doing news.  Stand tough and be sure to shoot video of any official jerks that you can use in court should a bogus arrest is attempted or made. 
The rub here is you cannot gather news with the interruption by ignorant public officials.  The ACLU is more than happy to represent you especially if you have proof of the suppression of your rights on video.
Never ever yield to demands that you delete video or surrender media cards or tape.  If you gather video of a crime the cops and prosecutors have a right to use legal process to obtain a copy your video.  
Nobody has the right to force you to turn off your newsgathering camera.  If they don’t want to be seen they can either avoid you or put bags over their heads.  Nobody has the right to assault you or grab your property.  Should they do that it is a crime in every jurisdiction.
You do need to be aware that owners of private property such as malls can force you to leave their premises.  They have authority under trespassing laws.  Government property that is open to the public can’t prevent you from newsgathering.   The exception is in courthouses and that can only become a matter of Contempt of Court, not trespassing.
In most places such as shopping malls it's best if you can slip in shoot the video before you're discovered.  They can only take action against you after you fail or refuse to leave their property.  Some malls will give you permission for personal video or certain other reasons.  Don’t ask for permission until they have approached you. Again a film permit is just not required for newsgathering. 

Carice van Houten at Sunday Night’s Heineken Music Hall Concert in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NL—Okay, I’m obsessed!  I love the arts, theater and of course, music.   There are those artists that entertain us all.   God given talent and the ability to face the world and perform seems to be handed to a chosen few.  Carice van Houten is at the very top of my list of terrific performers.
Yes, people are born with talent but without hard work and serious dedication it may all be wasted.  Carice has incredible acting chops, best described by film director Paul Verhoeven.   Vehoeven said, “Carice is beautiful like Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct), but she can act!”  This was not really a slight to Stone’s ability but his recognition that Carice has a rare and special magic.   I certainly don’t discount Verhoeven’s ability to get all that an actor can possibly give in a performance.
To give a great performance an actor must forget the cameras, audience and simply put aside their ego.  They must actually live their part and avoid “performing”.  The great actors never imitate their characters but rather become them without losing their own voice and skin. 
Carice got my undivided attention in the Paul Verhoeven film, Black Book.  Carice was unquestionably the lead actor followed by a wonderful ensemble cast.  Unfortunately it’s all too rare when a film script offers a woman such a strong and commanding lead. 
Black Book was a fine example that a woman can be an action hero without killing anyone or losing her dignity or felinity.   Few actresses could have even come close to Carice’s great performance.
In this World War Two drama,  Carice spoke three languages, swam, danced and sang.  The role was as demanding as any you will ever see.  Unfortunately the film was never adequately distributed in the U.S.  The film can easily be obtained in Blu-Ray from Netflix or Amazon.com.  Black Book is a fabulous showcase for Carice’s amazing talents.
Carice just released her new CD called; See You On The Ice. It’s entirely in English There are some really well written songs I know most people will enjoy and Carice has a hit on her hands. Of Course you can sample and buy this music from iTunes and wherever music is sold today.
Carice gave a concert at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.  It was disappointing for me that I was unable to attend, however thankfully here are three videos attached below from the concert. 
I don’t know just where Carice’s career is going but we need to see much more of her in the United States.  Her impeccable English should not bar her from any role.   She’s got a top American agent who must get busy or risk losing Carice to another.   Carice belongs in big budget feature films rather than television. 
Carice has reportedly told tabloid publications she wants to do more music.  If you’ve not see Black Book, do so.  I have attached the trailer at the bottom after the others.
Sit back and enjoy the videos.  

Still I dream of It.

Particle of Light


Particle of Light Official Video
The Black Book Film Trailer

Monday, November 26, 2012

Growing Pains Has Put a Two and a Half Men Star at Odds With His Show

Los Angeles, CA—I have to admit it I enjoy watching the original Two and a Half Men Show a lot.  It is filled with references to Charlie Sheen’s lust for sex, drugs, rock and roll.  There is no sexual subject off limits in this masterpiece of satire.  Is this really an icon of our moral decay?  I don’t think so.  Unless of course you take the story’s line too seriously.
To understand the world we live in these racy subjects should not be off limits but perhaps displayed as an example of the irreverence, excess and self-destruction.  The show’s characters are all flawed and dysfunctional.  This is comedy and all comedy is born of pain.  We laugh as these fictional people are put through their paces. 
We can’t take this show seriously because it’s fiction and fantasy. It’s a vehicle for us to put aside our own misfortunes or challenges and laugh at the show’s humor.
From time to time I’d considered the lad Angus T. Jones who plays Jake a little young for the show's content. .  He got his sex education at breakneck speed on this show.  Along the way the young Jones lad has been financially set for life and has a bright future.  Just what he wants to do with it will be up to him but I doubt that he’s been ruined by the show.  
Jones has recently suggested that the viewers of the show should discontinue watching.  He’s taken exception to the show’s moral compass or rather the lack of one.  He’s apparently become influenced by religion and feels that the show helps foster and promote bad behavior. 
I say it’s a sad day when art dictates to anyone how life should be lived.   I think we all understand that our basic humanity and hearts tell us right from wrong.  We all know these fictional characters are somewhat extreme and too often morally bankrupt.  I just don’t view this show as a behavioral influence.  Maybe I’m giving too much credence to my fellow human beings.
As for the young super-star, Jones, and this participation in this somewhat decadent, crude and rude show he is now living on Easy Street.  He can get formal education that others can only dream about while he lives in safe neighborhoods and commutes in a very reliable automobile.   He will be able to marry and raise his own children without most of the desperate challenges most Americans have to deal with.
We cannot dismiss that Jones has had to work very hard keeping up with difficult shooting schedules and promotional efforts.  This of course while completing schoolwork for his normal development.
Is young Jones suddenly ungrateful?  I don’t see that at all.  He’s just trying like all of us to find his own way to live a productive and meaningful life.  If anything I believe the show has made him more aware of how he should, live, love and stay healthy.
Here is young Jones’s take on the show that made him rich well before he completed puberty.  I think this lad will figure it all out and know what’s right for him.

Supreme Court: Citizens Recording their Contacts With Police Officers is Constitutionally Protected Activity

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's efforts to protect tyranny were defeated in the US Supreme Court.
Washington, DC—The State of Illinois had a so-called Anti-Eavesdropping Law.  It barred the recording of any conversations without the consent of all parties.  A violation of this law was a serious felony that could put violators in prison for up to 15 years.  Today, tyranny was defeated because that law is dead.  Perhaps now, The Truth Will Set You Free!
The intent of the law was in itself disingenuous or downright nefarious.  As we all know, the truth can be very dangerous.  Illinois politicians made sure that that the truth could never be used against them.  This was their response to the burgeoning use of tape recorders in the 1950s.  Politicians bribery and extortion activities were being exposed by the devices and the law would bar the use of the recordings as evidence against them.   They more properly could have called their creation, The Public Official Bribery Protection Act.
The law could not be limited to protect public officials and covered all conversations.  This law also prevented news organizations from running hidden camera stings where voices were also recorded.  The law did nothing to protect privacy but went a long way to protect criminals.   
People who were ignorant of the law were the ones usually arrested for this notorious crime.  Often they were people that were simply trying to document crimes being committed against them.  There were also people arrested that were simply trying to authenticate conversations where promises or representations in case the people later tried to lie about what was said.
The ACLU sought to prevent and or document the abuse of citizens by police.  In some cases the ACLU actually provided people with cheap video cameras to record their encounters with police.  The ACLU asked the U.S. District court to invalidate the law.  That matter has now been fully litigated and it is the law of the land throughout America.  Citizens can record their encounters with police without fear of arrest.
For my visitors that are cops remember that allows you to take a hidden recording device into internal affairs or situations where they are investigating you.  
Here is the decision that the Supreme Court has let stand:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Please, Help Stop This TSA Injustice—You Can Make a Call and Demand Simple Fairness.

Sheila Schultz was unable to smile for this  police Booking Photo

Chicago, IL—Friday morning seemed like it was just another beginning of a long flight for Sheila Schultz, 65.  You see Schultz is a 44 year-veteran flight attendant for American Airlines and on this day she was headed for Shanghai, China. 
At O'Hare International Airport Schultz placed her carryon bag on a TSA inspection conveyer belt as she always does since privacy invasion by government became a way of life in this nation.  Now any fool would know that the TSA wienies are going to x-ray her bag for anything resembling a weapon.  Smuggling a weapon in a carryon bag simply would not work.
When Schultz’s bag was being screened, as was fully expected, unfortunately a handgun was discovered.  Without much fanfare the TSA wienies who have no police training or arrest powers took control over the bag and called the police.
The “Zero Tolerance” policy kicked into high gear.  Schultz was quickly placed in handcuffs and transported for booking and an overnight stay in the lockup.  She was humiliated with sexually intrusive strip searches and then dragged before a judge the next day.
Did she commit a crime?  On it’s face it’s very obvious that in the worst case scenario Schultz, forgot that she left her gun in the bag.  Missing was a motive or agenda and most importantly intent to cause harm or break the law.   This case however was still different.  The bag Schultz used, was also shared by her husband who apparently left the small .22 gun inside after a trip to Michigan.
In case you were wondering the Schultz couple live in suburban Palatine, Illinois.  There are no gun possession bans there and transporting the gun to Michigan would not violate any laws.   You also need to know that Schultz has never before in her entire life been arrested.  She’s not a member of a street gang or terror group.  She’s been a contributing and taxpaying member of society throughout her life.  Also she’s lived in the same home for 40 years.
Anita Alvarez is the Cook County State’s Attorney.  Alvarez personally hates the right we all are supposed to enjoy to keep and bear arms.  Alvarez lives to prosecute anyone she can for violation of the un-Constitutional gun laws of Illinois.  She’s proven herself to be heartless, cruel and unreasonable in gun cases.
I smell a deal in the works to make the Schultz woman plead guilty for a period of supervision and after three years a reversal of the conviction.  They will also seek to impose a fine.  That deal may also prematurely end Schultz’s airline career.  They will also demand that her husband’s gun be confiscated and destroyed.  Schultz’s  lawyer David Studenroth, will see this as the only way out and advise Schultz to take that crappy plea agreement.
Schultz will have to commute back and forth for a few months to spend countless hours in a courtroom far from her home in Palatine.  The lawyer’s meter will be ticking away depleting Schultz’s retirement fund.
If ever there was on this is a case where justice demands they simply let the woman go, return her husband’s gun and wish this woman well this was it.  Will they do the right thing here? Not without a lot of public pressure.  Common sense never seems to prevail in Cook County’s criminal justice system. 
Perhaps it’s time to pass this around to every sane and sober person you know to call Anita Alvarez at 773-674-7494.   Simply demand that Alvarez do the right thing and dismiss the charges so this woman can resume her life in peace.  I will make a call Monday Morning when the office is open for business, please do the same. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The TSA is a Terrorist Organization that Endangers Every American.

Phoenix, AZ—As Americans travel for family get-togethers much more than their dignity, privacy and liberty are at stake. 
The abusive TSA has cost the airlines millions of lost passengers and staggering revenue.  Particularly on trips of less that 800 miles people will drive just to avoid being insulted, groped and otherwise victimized by the TSA workers.
Highway deaths because of millions of additional cars clogging our highways have skyrocketed.  It has been estimated that at least 500 additional deaths happen now every year.  That does not count the thousands who are only maimed or the massive property damage.
The TSA has hired every unskilled, unemployable or mentally defective person they could.  They have placed these pathetic souls into police costumes and let them run wild groping our genitals.  They for the most part TSA workers escape accountability for their rudeness and endless missteps.
We can either stop the TSA or allow this cancer to spread.  Do we really need to grope traveling Americans?  Why do we still allow people with passports from our enemy nations to fly on our planes?  Why haven’t we trained and required every pilot to fly armed?  Confiscating expensive cosmetics from women or grandma’s cranberry sauce does not make us safer.  
The TSA has not stopped a single terrorist event in its entire history.  Ordinary passengers that realized that their lives depend on self-reliance are the ones that have stopped those attempted terrorist incidents.  We all learned on 9/11 that calling 911 at 30,000 feet and getting help is impossible! 
We want to be safe but the illusion of security and the showmanship of the TSA has become an un-Constitutional bad joke.   
We must defund and eliminate the TSA.  We do need security and that should be provided by qualified and trained cops who can profile passengers for behavior signs throughout the airports.
The TSA loves to brag about discovering forearms in forgetful passenger’s carry-on bags.  The TSA calls the cops and these people are forced to pay thousands for their criminal defense costs and fines. These people were never a threat to anyone.  There has never been an incident where intent to commit any kind of a firearm assault or terrorism by passenger was discovered.
The financial devastation to our economy along with the cost in human lives along with loss of privacy and basic dignity cannot be measured.  We now fear the TSA more than foreign terrorists. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know millions of Americans have taken to the road this holiday weekend to escape TSA tyranny. That means we must all drive safely so we may enjoy this great day with our families and friends.
I’d like to wish all my friends and visitors a very Happy Thanksgiving with lots of those wonderful calories!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Chicago’s Magnificant Mile is Under Siege and Very Dangerous. Stay Away!

Jimmy Harris (Chicago Police Booking Photo)
Chicago, IL—The Windy City is under siege.  Tourists, residents and workers are constantly under attack by violent predators.  The victims are almost exclusively White.  The predators are exclusively African-American.  Chicago has been a breeding ground for a bankrupt, dangerous and violent culture that has devoured African-Americans.
Let me make myself clear.  This is not about genetic deficiencies or the color of skin.  This is about a culture that was adopted, nurtured and encouraged over many generations.   This was and is simply just another diabolical and insidious form genocide designed to destroy the Black race.
Chicago’s politicians here have created this culture by encouraging African Americans to remain ignorant, totally dependent and completely void of any family values.  
Through entitlements, tolerance of violence, generally bad behavior and acceptance of educational failure Chicago has created this cultural monster.  It’s frightening and incredibly expensive for businesses and taxpayers.  This phenomenon must be dealt with but instead it’s ignored.
In yet another stunning example this state of affairs a peaceful family gathered to enjoy the Festival of Lights Celebration and quiet dinner inside the Westin Hotel on Michigan Avenue. 
The horror began inside the restroom where a recently paroled career criminal 56 year-old, Jimmy Harris attacked stabbing and slashing his victim, an Oakbrook, IL physician.    The bloody victim tried to flee from Harris and the struggle continued outside of the bathroom.  A bartender from the restaurant tried to intervene but was also was stabbed by Harris. 
Harris was eventually located and arrested by police who charged him with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with intent to do great bodily harm and aggravated unlawful restraint.
The victims were transported to the hospital for some lifesaving care and will definitely receive huge medical bills very soon.  Thankfully they survived.
Chicago’s gun bans to not protect the innocent by keeping them disarmed and defenseless.  Chicagoans have the right to keep and bear arms only on paper because the local politicians have hijacked the Bill of Rights.  
Anyone carrying a firearm for needed protection from criminals such as Harris are simply arrested, unmercifully punished and given a criminal record for the rest of their lives.   They also lose their business licenses and future employment opportunities because of the public record.
Chicago’s politicians have squandered billions on wasteful programs designed only to enrich their campaign contributions.  They have let the Chicago Police Department become underfunded, under-armed, ineffective and largely irrelevant.   
I have to beg the question, how can Chicago thrive under it’s current politicians?  Chicago’s government has taxed businesses far beyond extortionate levels. They have made safe travel into the city impossible and parking insanely expensive.  The Miracle Mile is all but on life support.
The City of Chicago refuses to protect its citizens and visitors and then refuses to let them protect themselves.  Chicago can become a ghost town like Detroit or simply get smart. 
As for those law-abiding people still living in Chicago they need to place their safety far above those un-Constitutional gun bans.  They need to get training and then carry firearms on their person so they can protect themselves and families.   They also need to leave the scenes of any shootings for their own safety and NOT talk to or cooperate with police. 
There is no law requiring the reporting of a shooting like we have for automobile accidents.  Americans have an absolute right to remain silent and that silence cannot be used against them in court.  Juries can’t be told you did not report the shooting or talk with police.
The rank and file cops have to simply ignore enforcement of the gun bans and avoid locating or arresting anyone that has used, or more commonly threatened deadly force in self-defense.
Chicago’s politicians have gone the wrong direction for decades and will never change their ways.  The citizens however must stand up to Tyranny or be swallowed by it. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oakland, CA Savages Have Targeted TV News Crews in Violent Robberies

Oakland, CA—TV news crews here are making news themselves, as victims of stunning and violent crimes.  Additionally tens of thousands of dollars with of equipment is gone.
Recently in probably what’s become the most hostile African-American enclave in America the local savages have brazenly attacked and terrorized TV news crews even during live broadcasts.   The thugs have taken, cameras, broadcast equipment, cell phones, laptops and cash from reporters and photographers at gunpoint.
One such armed robbery of a TV news crew happened in broad daylight right in front of a public school!  Now it’s being reported that some Bay videographers are simply refusing to do stories in Oakland because they are in fear for their lives. 
I suspect this incredibly violent trend will soon take root in every major city.  This dangerous craze will eventually end in murders. 
Nobody in the mainstream media will dare report the truth about the African-American Culture of Violence that has plagued this nation in recent years.  They will continue to pretend that racial overtones are somehow not involved.   
Even in cities where concealed weapons are totally legal the Liberal media members and news directors would go catatonic or worse at the thought of any reporters using a firearm to successfully defend their own lives.  
These days with declining viewership TV news organizations can barely pay their employees a living wage anymore.  Adding armed security or off duty cops to news crews would all but bankrupt these businesses.  Knowing news directors as I do they will try to provide the thugs with additional victims by using only unarmed security guards.
The use of live remote broadcasts or even routine electronic news gathering may end in African-American neighborhoods, as we once knew it.  
When you think about it the news stories in these neighborhoods particularly at night nearly exclusively involve similar despicable and violent crimes. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sergio Oliva A Chicago Police Legend Has Passed Away

 Arnold Schwarzenegger seen here congratulating Sergio Oliva who just beat him for the Mr. Olympia Title.
Chicago, IL—In the early 1970’s a Cuban expatriate found employment as a physical fitness instructor for the Chicago Police Department.  He was a natural for the position but what he really wanted more than anything was to be a Chicago cop.
Sergio Oliva was beyond happy to live in free America where he competed in bodybuilding championships.  In 1969 he beat out a slightly more famous immigrant named Arnold Schwarzenegger for the title of Mr. Olympia.
Sergio had to work hard enough to learn how to read and write English as he prepared for the Chicago police civil service examination.  He passed however some say he got extra help from above on that one.  He entered the Chicago Police Academy at 720 West O’Brien Street on 26 April 1976.  
Sergio immediately had problems with both his kaki recruit uniform and later the regular police uniforms since there were no shirts available for someone of his size at any uniform store.  He had to have them custom made from scratch. His uniform allowance could not cover the cost.
Sergio was a gentle giant and soft spoken, good will ambassador who brought favorable attention to the department.  He worked in 024 Rogers Park District doing patrol.
Like most cops he had troubles in a marriage and was shot five times by his then wife Arleen Garrett.    His incredible muscle mass made him nearly bullet proof and he recovered quickly.  That marriage however did not survive.  
Sergio, 71passed  away yesterday apparently from kidney failure and I’m not yet sure of any arrangements.  I will try to keep you pasted.
UPDATE: Family and friends are invited to attend a wake scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19 at Barr Funeral Home, 6222 N. Broadway, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church, 1420 W. Granville Ave. at 11 a.m.
Here Sergio is profiled in a video news story before he retired 10 years ago:

"Murder Suspect" John McAfee Needs Immediate Help and Advice

San Pedro, Belize—In this exotic nation there is a dangerous manhunt going on. They’re looking for software anti-virus genius John McAfee.  An American expatriate Gregory Faull was found shot to death here.  Police are calling this death a murder and have launched the desperate search for McAfee as their suspect.
There are several reports that McAfee has been involved with using various drug including bath salts.  Apparently he also likes firearms.  This may be a bad combination but this does not make him or anyone else a killer.   Those reports could also be a bunch of lies. 
McAfee needs a lawyer to arrange his surrender if he’s not able to escape and seek refuge somewhere that does not have an extradition treaty with Belize.  
Dead men can’t talk and suspects too often can’t wait to tell authorities excuses, lies or even the truth that gets used against them later.  McAfee must not discuss details or possible alibis with anyone.   He can't talk his way out.  
As badly as he needs a lawyer he needs an investigator on the ground interviewing every witness that may be later used to hurt or help him.
This is far from a lost cause.  McAfee needs to take the steps to clear his name immediately.   I don’t blame him or anyone for flight from authorities.  Generally police and prosecutors can’t be trusted to do the right thing. 
McAfee needs good PR assistance to help squelch rumors and get the helpful information out to shape public opinion.  
This criminal defense murder investigation was made for me.  I’d be on a plane in a heartbeat to work this case and get to the truth.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Carice van Houten Turns her Focus to Singing

Amsterdam, NL—The incredibly talented actress Carice van Houten is apparently at an impasse in her life whether to continue acting or to take on a singing career.   At this juncture she’s told several publications that she’s having more fun singing.  She’s about to give her first concert with Rufus Wainright later this month in this beautiful city of the Dutch Masters. 
Van Houten is a terrific actress that has not really gotten a solid foothold in the U.S.  The Paul Verhoeven film, Black Book showcased the actress’ beauty and many talents.  The problem was the film was mostly in Dutch and subtitled.  It did not get the kind of distribution and promotion it deserved.  Of course in Europe it was a genuine hit.  For me personally, it was the best film I’ve seen to date.
Van Houten was given the role of Nina Von Stauffenberg in the film Valkyrie starring Tom Cruiz.  Unfortunately Valkyrie’s producers and writers did not give enough tribute to van Houten’s character.  That brave woman was sent to a concentration camp for her resistance activities.
Another film was made that has yet to see daylight here is Jacky.  That’s a film staring Holly Hunter with Carice van Houten and her younger sister Jelka van Houten.   This film was shot in New Mexico.  Hopefully does eventually get some promotion and distribution. 
Van Houten recently visited L.A. and tweeted a picture that seemed to indicate she also took a road trip to Tucson, AZ.  I know she visited her agent in L.A. but the purpose rest of her trip was a mystery, at least to me.   I suspect she was looking for new projects here.  Her Hollywood agent at CAA has to do a much better job of promoting her. 
Hollywood is loaded with nepotism and corruption of every kind.   It too often takes more than great talent to get cast into any film with a significant budget.   I hope van Houten's trip went well because she is a terrific and bright star America needs.
Van Houten is a dedicated actress that will never settle for a second rate performance.  She may make what she does look easy but countless hours of blood, sweat and tears goes into everything she does.  Her hard work and dedication pays of in her finished product.
Van Houten’s first CD; See You On The Ice can be obtained from iTunes and Amazon.com.  I found it very enjoyable.  I expect there will be more music from Van Houten.  Hopefully it will not be at the expense of her absence on the silver screen.   

Friday, November 09, 2012

The Benghazi Cover-up is Now at Critical Mass.

Where is Paula Broadwell?  Is she in mortal danger tonight?
Washington, DC—By comparison Nixon’s Watergate scandal is small potatoes.  The Benghazi terror attack cover-up is far worse.  Today General David Petraeus resigned as director of the CIA in the nick of time to avoid giving sworn testimony before Congress on Monday.
We must remember that former President Bill Clinton is the modern standard for high-level adultery.  An intern, Monica Lewinski on company time, was servicing him as he conducted high-level business on the telephone in the Oval Office.  He was not forced to resign even after giving perjured testimony at a sworn deposition.  
The woman who knows all is Paula Broadwell and she is now far away from members of the press who are stalking her.   She is in extreme danger in my opinion.  They will either bribe anyone into silence or kill anyone they fear will blab. 
Paula Broadwell needs to be located and protected before something horrible happens

Victim’s Rights, Show Trials and American Courts

Former Congresswoman Gabby Gifforrds leaving the Tucson federal courthouse.
Tucson, AZ—Our American founding fathers never considered the need for what we call Victim’s Rights.  Anyone accused of a crime has real rights that must be protected.  This is obviously to prevent wrongful convictions.  It’s also to prevent government officials from targeting people for persecution for any number of nefarious reasons.
When we become victimized by a criminal act it is expected that we have a desire to exact revenge and show hatred against the offender.   The more serious the offense the more hate and anger is expressed by the victim and of course their family and friends.
We hold the accused to account in our criminal trials.  In a criminal trial a victim was never intended to be anything more than a witness.  Witnesses really don’t need any special rights of any kind.  Their job is to simply testify truthfully.
The victim is never allowed to apply any punishment.  I think is only natural that many victims want to experience throwing the switch on the electric chair and such.   There has never been justice for victims or any person.
Victims can only attempt to gain the power to punish the offender in a civil court.  If the offender has any assets they can be awarded to the victimized.  The problem here is most criminals have nothing and a victory in a civil court rings hollow.
Prosecutors seem to universally hate fair trials and the protections that guarantee them, because some of those accused are acquitted.   They want total control over the evidence and the punishment.  Prosecutors already have the ability to manipulate witness testimony through giving witnesses who are criminals, immunity from prosecution.  That lets them escape any responsibility for their own crimes. 
Prosecutors are now free to use the fragile emotional state of the victims as tools in court sentencing proceedings.  They have done this by obtaining court rule changes such as allowing for victim impact statements. 
Prosecutors love to mislead anyone and everyone that a successful prosecution and application of punishment bring closure to victims.  There is no closure but for the healing effects of time. 
Still prosecutors want to parade frightened, crying victims before the court to exact maximum penalties against the accused.  This charade has no real effect except to provide a garish public spectacle.  Judges are not supposed to be swayed by these actions.
Prosecutors are politicians and love this garbage to use in their future political campaigns.  Justice is perverted and twisted to aid political propaganda.
Yesterday in a Tucson Federal courthouse, prosecutors put on such a show.  A deranged mass killer was due to receive a maximum prison sentence that insured he’d never be released.  There was no trial because the accused pled guilty to his crimes.   That plea saved taxpayers untold millions in legal fees and court costs had this remained a death penalty case.
The plea and penalty was negotiated and the case closed for all practical purposes.  Still prosecutors summoned every victim to come into court to stare down the killer and to address him with their angry statements.   Then they watched him get sentenced  and taken away to Club Fed.
Victim impact statements are rarely delivered by accomplished public speakers.  Instead the victims nervously read writings from scraps of paper that were prepared in advance.  There are no happy endings in any criminal court for anyone, even an acquitted defendant. 
Victims will never get justice in any court.  The criminal acts that brought on the prosecution cannot be undone.  The victims can’t be made whole by any court ruling.  It that’s ever going to happen it will be in the hereafter if there is one.
We have turned most of our courts into entertainment arenas complete with live television and now streaming Internet video.  Our trial are show trials appealing to the lowest common denominator of humanity.    Our trials are not about justice anymore but rather showmanship and prosecutor’s political campaigns.
Adolph Hitler and his PR genius, Josef Goebbels was among the first to put their show trials before motion picture cameras.  The Nazis then brought their idea of justice to the masses that watched those trial highlights at their local movie theaters.  I ask, have we progressed beyond that? 
Trials should be public but cameras just don’t belong in our courtrooms.  If you want to see a trial all you need to do is visit your local courthouse.  

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

To My Readers

I seriously want to find employment in Germany, The Netherlands or Switzerland.  If I found employment I’d relocate in a heartbeat.  Anything in film making, journalism, tourism, firearms training, security and investigation would be just fine. 
I happen to speak German fairly well.  If any of my readers have any ideas for me please leave a comment.  Don’t worry I won’t publish them so leave me contact information.

I will continue my blog of course unless it somehow interferes.   

The Disaster of the 2012 Presidential Election is Reality

Washington, DC—Hope and change has become spite and revenge.   Obama will be settling scores with the Liberals that have abandoned his campaign or turned on him like Oprah.  Now Obama has nothing to lose.  It won’t be pretty.
Make no mistake I hate the outcome of this election.  Millions of votes were stolen simply because we can’t seem to require voters to actually identify themselves.  Americans serving in our armed forces have seen their votes entirely removed from the election through purposeful error.   Our elections have been rigged for decades by the political left.
This nation is divided into two groups productive slaves and non-productive slave owners.  The slaves can continue with their bondage or resist and break out.  
Will we begin see tax revolts, sabotage of government agencies, property and programs that victimize the slaves?  Just what kind of a backlash can we expect?  That remains to be seen.
The Tea Party showed little promise because they did nothing more than peaceful protest.  They took their name from The Boston Tea Party where angry citizens forcibly boarded the King’s ships destroying a vast quantity of valuable property.  That was in fact assault, battery, armed robbery, burglary, arson and destruction of property.   Before some group ever takes on the name of American patriots they should be prepared to deliver.  The Tea Party simply failed to live up to their name.
In the 1960s the Left used massive disobedience, bombing and murder to force our nation’s politicians to turn over millions of South Vietnamese citizens to the Communists.  They were all rounded up and taken to the Killing Fields of Pol Pot.  There were no Nuremberg style war crimes tribunals for the crimes of Communists against humanity.   In fact no Communist was ever brought to book for genocide or mass rape by the American government.
Mitt Romney had nothing different to offer America than Obama.  He was no Conservative or protector of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.   Romney ran with a label of a once great political party that’s been hijacked long ago.  No matter the outcome of yesterday’s election the American experiment seems to have run its course.
What remains to be seen if a small percentage of American patriots are willing to shed blood to rid us of the yoke of slavery.  Will they be brave enough to shut down liberty stealing government tyrannical outfits like the IRS, TSA and BATFE?   It would take terrific leadership, incredible sacrifice and real courage.   I just don’t see this happening.
The National Socialist Party of Germany was very popular for the first four or five years.  Adolph Hitler was even named our own, Time Magazine’s, Man of The Year.  
The Nazis became strong enough to defeat some two-dozen courageous internal attempts to kill their evil leader.  What finally brought the end to the Nazi Party was the combined massive efforts of the USA, USSR, France and the UK.  
World War Three is inevitable and we can count upon seeing it in our lifetimes.  We are a nation divided beyond any of our imagination’s today.  We are also over-populated.  Tyrannical governments and their wars have erased hundreds of millions of lives from this planet.  I may seem cynical but one thing for sure, what’s past is prologue.  This too will pass in human history.     


Tuesday, November 06, 2012

California, The Land of Dream Jobs!

Actual L.A. County Ballot Measure

Los Angeles, CA—In the not so Golden State they over-regulate everything to death.  You must first obtain a special license here just to clip your own toenails.
Now they want to regulate the forced use of condoms for porn films.  If this is put forward they will need a new army of Porn Film Inspectors with police powers.  I want this new job!  Perhaps I should supervise all of the, girl on girl productions. 
I view this is just one more example of why film makers have run away from California making films anywhere but L.A.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

The Obama Administration Response To Hurricane Sandy is Appalling

Washington, DC—The Obama Administration has been mired in preparations and protocol for interning millions of American under the NDAA and other outrageous programs.  Dealing with a natural disaster was obviously just not a priority.  
The Obama Administration had a week’s warning and could have begun assembling massive amounts of drinking water, food and fuel for swift movement to any affected areas. 
Nothing began until well over eight million people had no power, drinking water, food, prescription drugs or communication from the outside world.   Only then were efforts made to locate and distribute emergency provisions.  Unforgivably and incredibly it was all too little and too late.
Obama came in for political campaign photo opportunities and quickly beat it back to battleground campaigning states.  The political Left gushed over the skinny Black President hugging the chubby White New Jersey Governor during their Love-In.  That did not produce any relief to the suffering millions far away from this spectacle.  Remember they can’t watch what’s going on television or the Internet in what’s left of their darkened, water-soaked homes.
Now we can count on a continued humanitarian and health crisis as the nation’s voters deal with the mighty slim-pick in’s at the polls Tuesday.
The Obama Administration get’s an F for their performance.  That’s well behind a long litany of other failures and missteps.
I somehow expect more treachery and tyranny to emanate from the Whitehouse especially if the election does not favor Obama.  Remember, no matter what happens at the polls, Obama will have his finger on the national trigger until he’s evicted from the Whitehouse in January. 

Social Media Pioneer Susan Murphy Milano Dead From Cancer

Susan Murphy Milano
Chicago, IL—Susan Murphy Milano was on a mission.  She was a rabid advocate for battered women.  This woman had to deal with her father, a decorated Chicago police detective murdering her mother and then taking his own life.  That life-changing event put her in a new direction as an outspoken anti-domestic violence advocate.
Murphy Milano lobbied for gun control and punitive domestic violence laws.  She became a master of Social Media with a blog and Internet radio program.  She also had limited success as a book author.
Rather than sit it out on the sidelines Murphy Milano was out making herself heard. I was very much at odds with her positions with respect to liberty and due process.
A few years ago Murphy Milano wanted to take me on publically with her Internet radio program. I’m a fierce and prolific debater on the opposite nearly every issue she advocated. 
I turned down her request for the wrong reasons.  I found her ideology revolting, repugnant and vile.  Now in hindsight, I should have taken her on.  I had solid confidence that I knew her issues better than she did.  
Let me be the first to admit that Murphy Milano’s positions were more popular with the general public than mine.  Hooking up with this woman for an Internet Cage-fight could have more than doubled my audience.   I could have been the one that every “true crime” buff would love to hate.   Murphy Milano was every bit as ferocious as Nancy Grace.
As for Murphy Milano’s father, I think that Murphy Milano never really took into account the mental health land mines facing cops.  Frankly a significant percentage of cops suffer from un-diagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 
Cops are relentlessly abused from the day they enter police academies.  Cops have to find their own defense mechanisms to deal with this stuff without career ending professional help.   Frankly becoming a cop is a terrible career choice. That job and its known negative side effects are really what destroyed Murphy Milano’s family.    
I’m always into any self-promoting project that will insure me a comfortable retirement.  That’s not an easy road but it was the same road Murphy Milano was traveling.  I viewed us as two speeding freight trains playing chicken on a single track.  The thought was exciting and intriguing to me.
Rather than make an enemy of my foe, I wanted to capitalize on both of our passions as well-paid verbal gladiators.  The perfect vehicle for this debut was the Drew Peterson trial in Joliet Illinois.  I developed some interest in such having us explore and debate the public controversy exposed at this trial.  I knew that the trial would prove to be an emotional flash bomb for those wanting to know about the case.
Both Murphy Milano and I have been profiled various TV news programs.   Milano hired a publicist and was self-promoting her way to success.  It is at some point what all developing media personalities must do.
I had sparked interest in this cage-fight idea from CNN and at least one local Chicago TV affiliate.  I was also planning to use it to jointly promote our blogs.  I was also entertaining the idea of putting up a new multimedia website for our future Social Combat.  
I called Murphy Milano and she seemed to be very excited about the idea.  As I was pitching the idea to producers she suddenly became uncharacteristically elusive.  Soon her publicist informed me that Murphy Milano had other projects that would conflict moving forward with the plan.  I was royally pissed.  Imagine that!  She suddenly wouldn’t even talk to me personally about this.  
The real problem apparently was Murphy Milano suddenly having to fight for her life.   She was battling cancer without health insurance.  Anything else became far less important. 
Getting financial success though Social Media projects is a quest that proves to be elusive for most of our blogging peers.   Timing is everything and the Internet financial road is loaded with huge potholes.  That’s changing fast now but unfortunately not in time to help Murphy Milano.
I would have been thrilled to establish a persona with a political opposite with the fire and venom of a Murphy Milano.  Together we could have debated our way straight to the bank while keeping the burning issues alive for discussion.  Our debates during the Drew Peterson Trial would have been lively, entertaining and addictive. 
Susan Murphy Milano’s agenda was certainly never anything I’d embrace but her displayed passion, fire and courage was amazing.  She deserved to be heard but now she’s been silenced.
Cancer is an equal opportunity killer and destroyer of dreams.  In the end Murphy Milano never saw enough financial reward for her work to cover the high cost of health insurance.  We also know that the best insurance would have done little beyond making her final months more comfortable.
Most serious media can only exist through some form of commercial sponsorship.  Corporate America’s marketing departments have not kept pace with with the world’s shift from television and newspaper advertising to the new Social Media.  
Murphy Milano has left a void that should be filed with another dedicated fighter.