January 7, 2002
Sandpoint, Idaho. My computer
hard disk and its mirror crashed over the weekend, taking with them
the contents of my Outlook files. I spent most of the past couple
of days retrieving from various backups only material through mid-September
2001. Almost four months' work...gone. Fortunately, my main list
is externally maintained at Yahoo. That is also my sole source for the
essays I have written lately. If anybody happened to save them in the
format in which I sent them, I would appreciate copies. Else, I
will download the Yahoo versions,
replete with those abhorrent
This is the second time I have had a
computer crash with the hard disk fragmenting and my Outlook files being the
main victim. Don't mean to seem paranoid (more than usual, that is), but
it seems to me that both times I had just released an essay which railed
The Chosen, of course, fail to see anti-Zionism as anything but anti-Semitism
(actually, anti-Jew, since Arabs are the original Semites).
The first time prompted me to erect a firewall against Internet traffic.
I should have been doing more faithful removable backups, too, it turns out.
I had my inbox down to about 150 new at
the time, most of them unread. There were a number of inquiries, both old
and new, that I had not yet addressed. All that is gone. If yours
was one, please resend it and forgive me for appearing to ignore you.
Gee, all the little thoughts, scraps
of writings and drafts I had accumulated during the past
few months are likewise gone, since I tend to do most of my non-legal writing
on line, with Outlook. Not to mention a ton of first-rate material I
culled from thousands of emails, relating to the near-complete overthrow
of the US Constitution by Bush the Second. Guess I'll have to do some
all-new original thinking. Drat. Of course, lately the gummint is
a never-ending source of fresh material.
Odds and ends while I have you on the
Re: Lonny Rae & the
Thought Police -
As most know, we beat them at trial
last month on the thought-crime charge, but that Idaho jury
inexplicably thought Lonny guilty of assault for having called that black guy
a n**** (as you know, I am no milquetoast when it comes to language, but many
of your ISPs filter for the "N" word and reject any messages
containing such - more political correctness, of course, so I bow to reality
to ensure that everybody receives this) from a distance after his wife
had been brutalized. So off the mark of the definition of assault that
it takes my breath away, but an appeals court would not disturb that finding,
I guarantee you. Remarkable result, that, and attributable to the
epidemic of political correctness that has swept over America.
Black-on-white crime doesn't matter, but look cross-eyed at a black man and
This has become a simple misdemeanor,
so many say to let it go. However, the principle involved is
important to Lonny Rae, his family, to me and to all patriots, everywhere.
I won't let it go. We're going up on appeal and I fully expect the
judge's ruling, whereby he added the "lesser-included" offense as a
charge after the trial was over, but before the jury was given the
case to decide, to be overturned. I'll keep you posted on this.
Mark my words: Lonny Rae will walk free, vindicated of all charges, by
the time this is over.
Thanks to those of you who donated
money to pay for court costs, exhibits, witnesses and travel costs. I
even have a few dollars left over that will probably cover the initial
filing round of appellate briefs.
Re: Brian and Ruth
Christine & Oregon's Legalized Child Theft Ring -
Brian and Ruth still sit in jail in
Oregon, held on what I consider to be exorbitantly unconstitutional bail in
excess of half million dollars each. They just keep adding to the
criminal charges, thus the statutory bail just keeps rising, due to each
charge. This is what is known as "throwing the book at them."
The criminal actions have now been
deferred into mid-2002, and are being consolidated. This is for the
alleged kidnapping (I refuse to dignify the taking of one's own children as
true kidnapping) at gunpoint. The gun is the real problem.
Oregon's Measure Eleven minimum sentencing requirements really mandate an
exceptionally stiff penalty against both parents. This is the
result of so-called "tough on crime" initiatives - they set too wide
a net and ensnare those, like Brian and Ruth, who should be dealt with in
understanding and with leniency.
trial (about the three oldest girls) is set for late next month and looks bad.
The only bright spot is that Ruth's parents almost certainly will be the ones
getting the three girls. They will then take them back home to England,
Brian's public defender made an
unfortunate statement to the press about cutting a deal and precipitated a
flood of vituperation from the people in Grants Pass who were advising the
Christines all along. They loudly accused all the Christine lawyers,
including myself, of selling Brian and Ruth down the river in typical lawyer
fashion. Sigh. But for those people advising this young couple,
they wouldn't be in jail today, with their children living in two different
states. They would be an intact family unit somewhere.
I agree that the legal system,
especially in Oregon, is abysmal and needs a radical overhaul. However,
I am not willing to sacrifice Brian and Ruth to that objective, particularly
since it would be a futile sacrifice. Those people in Grants Pass really
need to figure out that they are a part of the problem in some of these cases
down there; an example of creating your own opposition.
About that "deal."
Brian's case is so over-the-top that a deal seems pretty unlikely; he likely
will be better off taking his chances with a jury. Ruth is a somewhat
different story, since she did not actually wield any weapons and was not
present when that happened, though conspiracy law sees her charged with the
same offenses as Brian. A deal for her might be the best approach.
Time will tell. A deal about the termination issue, especially since
that is heard by a judge without a jury, seems the most likely and is
viable only because of Ruth's parents being likely foster parents for the
I'll keep you posted on this case,
too, but as I said before: this is a really tough case to get a good
result in, from here on out. We did well in getting the two
youngest girls into the hands of Brian's mother, but that was because we were
able to work within courts in other jurisdictions (Indiana and Montana).
Oregon is furious over those two defeats and has pulled out all the stops on
the remaining Christine cases, which are all solely within its own
The contributions from many of the
good people on this list (bless you, you know who you are) enabled us to pay
for attorney fees and court costs in both Montana and Indiana, including
hiring an Indiana law firm to finish the guardianship of Abbey Rose there.
We fell a little short, but I made that up out of my own pocket and am
confident that we will still see donations that will cover everything before
we are done.
Re: Kill 'em, Kill 'em All
Once again, hard-core Christian
fundamentalists have amazed me. The last time was over Harry Potter, of
all things. For having written an essay (Kill 'em...) which
nails Zionists in general and Israel in particular (along with its enforcer,
America), I get accused of being (1) Jewish (I couldn't make something like this
up, folks), (2) anti-Christian, (3) ill-informed and (4) incapable of reading
the Bible accurately. Sigh. I don't think I got a single negative
from any Jews this time around, though they often send such in the guise of
being nominal supporters.
Indeed, I received a couple of
considered and thought-provoking replies from the Chosen, particularly the NY
Jewish Times. Most of the Chosen have resigned from my
list due to my obvious anti-Zionist agenda, coupled with the fact that I have
never allowed this forum to become two-way, so that they could step all over
it and destroy it, as they have the Peoples' Free Republic. Now they
just do their best to get my ISP to drop my account and Yahoo to delete my
essays. Of course, they have their hands full these days, because their
opposition is growing like Topsy.
I appear to have offended two types
of fundamentalists. First is the group that considers itself offspring
of the Israelites of old, with the Jews really the descendants of the
Canaanites, who God marked for genocide at the hands of the Chosen. The
second is the group that honestly believes modern-day Jews to be God's
chosen, therefore we must protect and serve them. Well, I've never been
one to mince words, and I am not going to start now.
About 50 people "unsubscribed"
from this list after the "Kill 'em" essay and its
followup, versus 30 after my Harry Potter diatribe. That's net, after
new subscribers, too. Currently, this list stands at about 2040 and is
comprised of what I consider to be some of the most thoughtful and
openminded individuals on the Internet. I know it gets reposted, too, to
many other lists. I appreciate the exposure and the attention, because
it helps to get the word out about the causes we support.
The Commercial -
No, that abhorrent ad at the top of
this message is Yahoo's idea, not mine, and will be what gets me to take this
list elsewhere, just as soon as I hear of a better list manager that doesn't
take the sort of liberties that Yahoo does. Yahoo is going to lose lots
of business due to its overreaching.
This commercial is for the Patriot
Civil Liberties Union (PCLU), which I have just established and which we are
now guiding through 501(c)3 territory so that contributions eventually will be
tax deductible. Meanwhile, we really do appreciate your making
nondeductible contributions, which enables us to handle cases like Lonny Rae's
and the Christines and whatever the next one will be. Those
contributions - your contributions - make all the difference in the
world, since I could not otherwise take on these cases. I only wish I
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would be the truth."
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