Disclaimer: I am not an attorney. I do not have a law degree. I have absolutely zero desire to ever become an attorney or to ever attend law school. My field was supposed to be computer science. My life is being destroyed by the misfeasance of these evil traitors to Justice. It is ruining my career. I have zero interest in politics. I do not want to spend my time campaigning to get justice out of this, and I should not have to. I don't read newspapers, I don't follow elections, and I don't even vote. I really don't care about the stupid political bullshitting posers, I never have, and I never will. The people who put their efforts into writing laws like the “Utah Cohabitant Abuse Act” did not act in good faith. They are incorrigible and corrupt and that isn't changing any time soon. We need officials who actually have a work ethic to take care of the problems I describe here-in, instead of expecting me to do their job for them, then when I do a etter job than they have, ignore it, pretend I lost, then move the goalposts.
Law students and civil rights advocates: I really need somebody I can trust to help take care of this. I can not. I have other interests and obligations that I am much more interested in persuing. I think that they do this on purpose, knowing that most people don't have the time or energy, much less the knowledge and skills necessary, to do much of anything about them.
2017-01-06: Just to be sure people know this… at the time when I first posted this, I had not at all explored the Judicial Conduct Commission process. They have not fairly had time, as of writing this paragraph into the top of this blog post right now, to review the complaint that this represents. I have sent them the link, but have not heard back from them.
2017-04-19: Update: I'm sorry this page is such a crazy mess. You'll see that my legal documents are more refined and less off-the-cuff-rant in tone. I have made maybe 1 update to that letter to JCC… I have mostly been working on getting the MacOS build of TeXmacs working so that I can ensure that
zotero-texmacs-integration functions properly for Macintosh users. The good news is that if you install MacPorts and then compile TeXmacs from my github clone, it will run… but I am still learning how to make a self-contained dmg package, which I know I need to do, because most people who will want to use that tool are not computer science majors! So that is the focus of my labor for the time being. Spending time with my son has been my other time-sink.
2017-02-01: The people who think they are “the court” have proven themselves to be exactly what we knew they are. They have exploited procedural blockade or procedural wizardry and plausible deniability to get their way. They prosecuted me with no evidence and made procedural moves to block any evidence from being put forth throughout this entire trial by ordeal of legal abuse. Despite clear evidence of her abuse of our son, the court did not ever prosecute his mother for that.
<hypothetical-and-sarcastic-rant>The entire court is run by women in a secretarial pool. It's all about getting money from men. They don't breast feed males and expect them to work or go to steal war from other places while they get everything they want. I have heard back from the JCC, once, from a secretary… who said that I would be given a case number, but then never heard back again from her. I am taking out the link from this page to the Google Drive directory in two weeks, to give you time to mirror the new documents added. I'm giving up on this and going back to my real life.</hypothetical-and-sarcastic-rant>
Hint: If you download these and use a normal PDF reader rather than Google Drive's web interface, there are hyperlinks from the citations to the table of authorities, and there, there are often hyperlinks to the online copy of the referenced document.
I tell you three times. They cheated. They abuse the “protective” I hesitate to call it a “law” when it's really a crime against humanity… to prosecute males and put them in jails while they allow women to perjure; they ignore every thing I bring to prove that and act like I'm the criminal while she abuses our child and the “judicial” process, with members of the bar as accomplices to that malicious prosecution and abuse of process. I recommend not ever moving to Utah, where they have such high standards of injustice that even the court cheats.
This blog item is hastily prepared and not the full thesis by any means.
This blog item is a hastily prepared “Full”[*] disclosure to the Grandest Jury, the People, per se, as well as those who are presumed to represent us, of the Google Drive directory: Alleged Violations of Protective Order. I realize that it is not redacted as is expected. There just isn't enough time in a day to do everything! The primary purpose for posting this is that I just plain don't know what to do and I need help from the community. The breach of privacy is the lesser of (at least) two evils, in that I feel certain that there is less injustice in this breach of privacy than there is in allowing the courts to continue to perpetrate crimes against rights. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones; people who live in teepees should not have loud quarrels. If somebody wants to perform the labor involved in that redaction, while I continue with the legal research and writing of the next set of documents, please contact me so I can co-ordinate in the case of multiple offers, and set up a shared directory to place the redacted data set into. Otherwise, it's just plain lower priority than appealing the bogus child custody determination!
It is a large amount of data, fairly raw and not fully curated at this point in time. I have yet to crank out a full evidence summary document, for example… and so it's not easy to see—at a glance—what it all means. Below, you will will find a short briefing list of some of the most important documents within it, which I am certain are likely to hold the greatest amount of public interest. The rest is like some kind of reality TV… real honest to God grandest jury evidence placed here for public inquiry. I did not want to publish it this way, but find that the officials are not doing what they should with it. The common law must be held in multiple custody. We have to ensure that they do their jobs right. When they don't, we need to impeach them. But don't blame the elected officials when it's their subordinates who are the perpetrators!
Absence of evidence is evidence, when the evidence was shown to them and they failed to accord it proper consideration. See, e.g., Brady v. Md., 373 U.S. 83 (1963); Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972); Mooney v. Holohan, 294 U.S. 103 (1935). Similar thing apply, of course, in the civil court context... The Public Law arises from Private Law through the Contract with Society… I say that somewhere in one of my legal documents. It was pretty good. Can you find it?
[*] It is difficult to concentrate on writing when there is obstruction of Justice taking place and when I'm feeling very rushed by deadline pressure. Even with total peace of mind, it's not easy to get all of the important details written down, and all of the caselaw and other background research completed enough to know what to say and how to say it. I'm doing everything I can; I'm doing everything mostly right, and from what I can observe, the officials are not doing their duty in good faith. There is “honest service fraud” documented in here! Yes, I am aware this may sound cryptic or non sequitur due to the fact that I'm feeling rushed and not filling in the betweens from initio to these conclusory remarks here on this too-quick and rough blog article.
I ask that a few good citizens mirror that drive directory for backup in case it gets taken down. This evidence folder was originally up on a LaCie.com “Wuala” (Switzerland) site. It was shown to law enforcement here—Salt Lake City, Utah, the former Olympic village—before Wuala was no longer available… The Wuala directory contained just about the same things you see in this Google Drive directory, except for newer items and newly entered ones from prior times; there's a lot left to do. It's not all there yet. I am being kept very busy with multiple suits at the same time! As far as I can tell, those law enforcement people failed to do anything at all about any of this… They simply did not appear to do their duty… (But see the error coram nobis petition, linked below.)
There's a lot of competition in the cloud storage industry, so I guess it's paranoid to think that a site outside of the US is no longer available due to somebody wanting to “firewall” it away… why I say that is that police, DCFS, and the bench-trial court officers used every excuse in the book to ignore the evidence, one of them being that it was firewalled and they could not read it from inside the courthouse or police department; or that the disc I'd brought it to court on and sent it to DCFS on was not readable… The DCFS claimed that my disc did not work, then failed to, in good faith, contact me for a copy that they could read.
Also see: My Zotero.org references collection, and more specifically, the subcollection for this case. It is meant for use via the Juris-M fork of Zotero, which provides multilingual legal-citation support in addition to the base functionality of Zotero. In order to insert the citations into my documents, which I write using GNU TeXmacs, I created zotero-texmacs-integration and the associated propachi-texmacs. The propachi-texmacs provides a “monkey-patch” to Juris-M that modifies the output format of it's LibreOffice integration to a form compatible with TeXmacs. The zotero-texmacs-integration is a plugin for TeXmacs that borrows the LibreOffice integration wire-protocol, so that citations and bibliographies can be inserted into and maintained in documents. Because citations and bibliographies are formatted via Citation Style Language (CSL), it can be used with any CSL style supported by Juris-M or Zotero, and is thus generally useful, not just for legal writing.
Please, again, I hope for at least one person to please back all of this up (but don't tell me), just in case somebody rips off my laptop. If somebody paranoid or angry enough about my having posted all of this got physical control of this laptop or any of my devices, they could potentially cause it all to disappear. I'm sort of hoping that anybody working for them “didn't sign up for this shit” (alluding to the movie Avatar). Improper adminstration of justice within the court makes the job more difficult and more dangerous for the beat-cops on our streets, most of whom “don't want to be that cop” who did the bad thing we all saw on the news. In God We Trust, eh? Perhaps the moon is a harsh mistress?
A short briefing list, of some “starting point” documents:
It is glaringly obvious that I am not an attorney at law, and that I don't have very much experience with paralegal work. I'm taking this stuff to court pro se and learning as I go. I'm getting better at it, but have still not read all of the rules, for example… There's only so much time in a day! This is not a comprehensive list! The actual directory of files is… approaching that.
- 2016-02-16 Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis
- a.k.a. A Memorandum in Support of Petitions for Relief under the Post Conviction Remedies Act, or “the error coram nobis petition”, which challenges the constitutionality of the Cohabitant Abuse Act, among other things.
- 2015-02-25 Motion of Respondent to Dismiss Protective Order
- a.k.a. “the long affidavit” for dismissal of the protective order. I entitled it as a motion because I did not know that I was expected to fill out a form for the motion. The document really is an affidavit. The supporting evidence is the stuff in the main directory, linked at the top of this blog post, and there's a directory of evidence that was put on a disc that I tried to file with the document, but the court would not accept it.
- 2016-04-20 Answer to Motions of Respondent for Summary Judgments (with exhibits)
- a.k.a. Answer to the State's “Motion to Deflect”. This has a lot of attachments, and may be a good one to grab for an all-in-one starter document. The Post-conviction Relief, URCP 65C petitions were deflected by the state's attorney. She actually lied to the court! (See the associated transcripts, etc., found near this file in the Drive directory, for both these and the associated appellate court cases!) The summary judgment was granted in both PCRA cases, and then in the appellate court, she lied again, and they dismissed also, as though the case was not justiciable; but it's obvious that it is. That was the action that prompted me to post this all here.
2016-12-04: I have an appellate court “Docketing Statement” due tommorrow, Dec. 5, 2016, and so must now turn my attention to that task.
Update: I've been granted a time-extension, to the 20th of December for the docketing statement.
2017-01-07: I created a Zotero.org group to make it easier for investigators and jurists to follow and view my research. I've edited the page, above, to show the location. I'll try and keep that up to date, perhaps by simply working there instead of in my own library. Notice the link to the Dropbox storage for the annotated PDF's, since they are not on Zotero storage. Thank you for mentoring me, Anon. I realize that normally lawyers don't display this sort of stuff. I think most people aren't going to be interested enough anyway, and people who are would be likely to be given access by me… and opening it up makes that access relatively anonymous.
2017-01-07: I have removed the group because it does not make it easier after all. Sorry.
«Absence of foreskins is evidence of human rights abuses. Humans who are abused are not happy, they become despondent, they malfunction, they go on strike, they will mob you and kill you if they can. People do not tolerate it very long before they change order and change caste-role. It is not acceptable to threaten them, setting the example by harming them. They will protect themselves and their offspring from the evil perverts who cut up their children. It is animal nature. You who have been doing this are warned. It is natural law.»
The following article is an excerpt from a legal memorandum that I wrote. The “take care clause” is clause 5 of Article 2 of the United States Constitution.
“Solo Star, now you see that Evil will always triumph, because Good is dumb.” ––Dark Helmet, in Spaceballs. Lord Dark Helmet says this just after tricking Solo Star by saying “if there's one thing I despise, it's a fair fight; but if I must, then I must. May the best man win.” Then, approaching to shake hands, “put her there.” When Solo shakes his hand, Dark steals the Schwarz-ring–––from which a (phallic thymbol) laser-sword had emanated during their mock-fight–––off of Solo's finger. He laughs, gloating about how he can't believe Solo fell for the oldest trick in the book, and then says “here, let me give it back”, holding it out, and when Solo reaches forward, throws the ring over his own shoulder (at random?) and down through the grating in the floor. Dark laughs again when Solo just misses catching it before it falls through. He declares in his extra-deep and dramatic voice, “Solo Star, now you see that Evil will always triumph, because Good is dumb.” The Wikipedia article explains that Solo Star begins the movie with a cowboy hat on, but for most of the movie, is wearing no hat. ––from Spaceballs (movie by Mel Brooks 1987), see 10 Best Gags, #5 at 1:33, YouTube.com, and Wikipedia article “Spaceballs”.
It is said that contra principia negantem disputari non potest. (“Against one who denies the principles, there can be no debate”). The public law arises from private law, affectio societatis, through the contract with society. Public law is expected to be held in “multiple custody”, res publica. (In banking or cash handling, the principle of “dual-custody” is fairly well known… it is thought that the likelihood of two cashiers successfully conspiring to steal money is much lower than the likelihood that a solitary cashier might try it. So, by “multiple custody”, I mean the extension of the “social contract” from 2 to n “independent actors in the life-world”.) A contract is expected to accord fair consideration–––a “promise of something of value given by a promissor in exchange for something of value given by a promisee”. The thing of value for the public law contract with society is that we are all to have equal protection of law.
This contract, embodied by the common law, is the result of many years of tradition, refinement, shakedown, and somewhat organized development through the courts, codified in the constitution and statutes. It is intended to be a consistently fair and equitable set of rules that we can all live by. Presumably, anyone with a standard public school education will have a solid grasp on the fundamental bases of law–––share, don't steal, don't hit people, don't yell at people, don't tell lies, be fair, honest, and considerate of others, don't run with the scissors; We all must agree to abide by them. There are natural social consequences for not doing so. In the grown-up world, we are all supposed to be protected by the laws equally because each and every one of us has the same set of rights. Those rights are individual rights, not group rights. That means that “white” people have the same rights as “black” people; males the same rights as females; in-group members have the same rights as out-group members; “Jews” the same rights as “Christians”, who have the same rights as “Pagans”, who have the same rights as “Atheists”; When a female breaks the law, she is to be prosecuted just the same as when a male breaks the law; When a lawyer, prosecutor, court commissioner, or judge breaks the law, it's just as much a crime as when anyone else does; (See e.g., Title 18 U.S.C. §241, §242) Because, as individuals–––as independent actors, born into the same pre-existing life-world–––we each have identically the same rights and responsibilities under the law, regardless of socio-economic status, social class, race, gender, religion, hair-color, eye-color, taste in clothing, etc.
Laws must be applied uniformly and consistently. The mandate for uniform operation of–––or equal protection of–––the law demands a consistent logic, not a paraconsistent one. Ex contradictione sequitur quodlibet, is not properly valid reasoning in law. That is to say, there are to be no double-standards; nobody is above the law; that is, each and every one of us stands in precisely the same relation to the subject of the law; What is illegal for one person to do is also illegal for any other person to do. An action that is illegal implies that a substantially similar action is also illegal, but also, an action that is not illegal implies that a substantially similar action is also not illegal, provided that it does not too closely approach infringement upon or violation of anybody's fundamental rights.
Now, addressing the “circumcision” issue: The crime of “statutory rape” is predicated on the idea that a minor is not qualified to make certain decisions regarding per own reproductive or procreative capacity or whether to engage in sexual activity; and that an adult in a special position of trust or authority can easily hold undue influence over the minor, and so it is unlawful and a crime against the public law–––the contract with society–––for an adult to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor, even if the minor is sexually mature, wanton, and not physically harmed by the sexual intercourse. Consensual adult sexuality comes with undeniable risks and responsibilities, and young people must be carefully and diligently taught about those things before they are considered capable of making good decisions that properly manage those risks and take care of the responsibilities, at will.  Thus, the rationale for the malum prohibitum “statutory” sexual offenses can be said to be founded upon the person's capacity to make, of per own free will, an informed choice regarding per own bodily functions or bodily integrity, taking into account the potential for undue influence that an adult may have over the minor.
There is, clearly, a discern able difference in severity between a so-called statutory “rape”, e.g., of a sexually mature and willing teenager by an adult, where no coercion or physical harm is alleged, malum prohibitum; vs. actual forced sexual-intercourse, rape per se, e.g., including coercion as well as physical and psychological trauma, malum in se. Surely a range of degree of severity exists across the spectrum of malum in se crimes against the person, in general; e.g., across the spectrum through reckless or knowing endangerment, attempted assault, assault, aggravated assault, kidnapping, sexual assault, attempted battery, battery, aggravated battery, sexual battery, rape, manslaughter, through murder… Inherent within and in common within each of those crime's definition is an infringement or violation of a person's bodily integrity.
It can hardly be argued against that “a fundamental purpose of Law is to ‘protect the innocent’”, nor against the idea that law enforcement may be reasonably expected to enforce the law when they become aware that a malum in se crime against a person has been committed; they have a professional duty. For example, it is likely that ‘any reasonable person’ will agree that if the police know about a murder, they must investigate the crime, and identify, locate, and prosecute the perpetrator; it is unlawful for them not to, because they have a constitutionally mandated duty to take care of; they are required to swear or affirm that they will “discharge the duties of the office with fidelity.” This implies that there exists a fundamental and inalienable right to bodily integrity that is inseverable from the primary body of the public law contract with society. This right to bodily integrity can be said to be among the unenumerated rights guaranteed by the constitution. It is so fundamental that nobody thought it needed to be explicitly listed when The Constitution was codified or formulated. Of course there would be laws against this sort of crimes! They are at the very foundation of Law itself; Lex lata, pacta sunt servanda et jus cogens; de lege ferenda, de sententia ferenda. Quod est inferius est sicut quod est superius. Quod est intus est sicut quod est extra.
«[T]hat a liberty interest is not the subject of an incorporated provision of the Bill of Rights does not remove it from the ambit of the Due Process Clause. I cannot improve on Justice Harlan's statement of this settled proposition: “[T]he full scope of the liberty guaranteed by the Due Process Clause cannot be found in or limited by the precise terms of the specific guarantees elsewhere provided in the Constitution. This ‘liberty’ is not a series of isolated points pricked out in terms of the taking of property; the freedom of speech, press, and religion; the right to keep and bear arms; the freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures; and so on. It is a rational continuum which, broadly speaking, includes a freedom from all substantial arbitrary impositions and purposeless restraints, and which also recognizes, what a reasonable and sensitive judgment must, that certain interests require particularly careful scrutiny of the state needs asserted to justify their abridgment.” Poe v. Ullman, 367 U.S. 497, 543 (1961) (dissenting opinion).» Albright v. Oliver, 510 US 266, 306,307 (US Sup. Ct. 1994).
In a similar vein–––consequentia mirabilis–––to pass a new law–––whether by legislative act or by judge-made law–––to “legalize” one specific form of mayhem, for example, would create a serious contradiction, as would arbitrary or capricious “selective non-enforcement” of existing laws! Even more concerning to a reasonable person would be a law that fails to protect one gender to the same degree as the other, or one that reduces the penalty that should normally have been applied under existing laws that prohibit malum in se crimes that by definition cause irreparable and permanent disfigurement and permanent loss of normal function, but only when the crime is perpetrated against members of one gender… Who would disagree with that general yet curiously directed statement? The perpetrators of mayhem? People who don't agree with the fundamental tenet of contracts and treaties that “agreements must be kept”?
It becomes clear upon careful examination of documents such as The Doctors Opposing Circumcision Genital Integrity Policy Statement (attached as exhibit), as well as documentation of normal male anatomy and function to be found on the Circumcision Information and Resource Pages, what constitutes “normal anatomy and function” of the adult penis with intact prepuce. It will be clear upon careful study of those factual disclosures that by definition, a permanent disfigurement and permanent loss of normal function results from the non-thereputic “penis desensitization surgery” that some practitioners sell as “circumcision”. The brochures and dogma provided by the people who sell the procedure try and “make people think”, through censored and incomplete and deliberately misleading “management of perceptions” that circumcision is somehow “potentially” medically beneficial. Those unethical practioners commit fraud when they leave out very pertinent and relevant information concerning the true anatomy and function of the foreskin. Without that information, neither the minor nor the parent can be said to be making an informed decision. For best results, important decisions must be informed decisions.
My son does not want to be circumcised. The idea frightens him. It's his body, and it's his choice, but he is not qualified, intellectually or legally, to make that decision until he is an adult, and once he is one, he'll know enough about it to know better. In terms of religious justification, our son attends LDS Primary Sunday School. He is learning the LDS version or rendition of the general “Christian” faith or kraft de heilengen, e pluribus unum. He attends LDS Sunday School due to his Mother's insistence, and I do not oppose that.  “Appeal to religion” is a logical fallacy, but religion may freely appeal to logic and reason. The Gospel Studies manual for adults that I am familiar with explains the difference between “God's Plan” and “Satan's Plan” for our salvation. The good plan involves free agency, guided through our power of discernment, the bad plan involves submission to the will of Satan,  no questions allowed. It also teaches that each of us is a unique individual, born whole  and without sin, with a unique spirit from even prior to the point of conception. Anyone who has children of their own or has spent time with children knows that this is most certainly true. They have their very own unique personality and self-will right from the start. 
The LDS faith is “Anabaptist”, which means that we do not baptize until we reach the age of self agency, the age at which a child is thought to be capable of knowing right from wrong, and making decisions regarding per's own actions or agency within our community. For better or for worse, right decisions or mistakes, they are to be held responsible for their own actions from that age forward, and may choose to undergo the rite of baptism, a ritual bathing… Not surgery; bathing… of per own free will. If it is against the religion to baptize someone prior to the age of self agency, then certainly it is against the religion to perform prepucial amputation surgery on a pre-pubescent minor! (Presumably, it is much more difficult to botch the baptism of an 8 year old than that of an infant, primarily because you can be more certain that the 8 year old will hold her breath underwater.) It would be sacrilegious to force such a thing upon the child he is today, since it would affect the adult he will be for the majority of his lifespan. And even now, at this age, he does not want his penis to get cut the way his Daddy's was. He trusts me and takes my word for it. My personal knowledge and experience indicates that “circumcision” is evil, cruel, and a criminal imposition of deprivation of the fundamental right to bodily integrity. Properly, it belongs right up there with “crucifixion” on a list of atrocities and things we just don't do to other people in a civilized society.
Clearly a baptism is unharmful and difficult if not impossible to “botch”, a statement that can not be honestly made about prepucial amputation… and clearly, a “circumcision” does, by it's very nature, cause permanent disfigurement and permanent loss of normal function , words straight out of the legal definition of “mayhem”. Nobody has the right to impose such a thing upon a child, because it would impose that upon the adult that he will be for most of his life. In Marriage of Boldt, 176 P. 3d 388 (Or. Sup. Ct. 2008), it was determined that a 12 year old minor's own choice mattered, when the custodial father who had converted to Judaism wanted his son circumcised, and his Orthodox Russian Catholic mother was very opposed to it. She asserted that her son did not want it done, and that even if he did, he was not qualified–––neither de facto nor legally–––to make that decision at age 12. On one hand, “It's his body, and so it's his choice”, but on the other, a minor is not legally qualified to make that decision on behalf of the adult he will be for most of his life. Because “circumcision” is permanent–––there is no such thing as “uncircumcised”–––the only morally and ethically proper choice is to leave the child intact. No matter which “religion” or “wisdom tradition” one belongs to, this is the same. Nobody is above the law. No law that is contradictory to the fundamental purpose of law itself may be allowed to stand. The “selective nonenforcement” of laws against serious malum in se crimes such as those general laws that prohibit mayhem upon the genitals of an infant is a crime against rights, and misprison of felony.
Nature's design is perfect. There is no reason to alter it. If having a foreskin was not a survival trait, we would be born without them. Most of the males on the planet have intact foreskins, and are very happy with them. How does cutting off part of the body's integumentary system, exposing a normally internal body part and a fresh “surgical” wound to the contents of a diaper or to drying and continual abrasion of clothing somehow “enhance” male hygeine, again? The integumentary system is what prevents pathogenic microbes from entering the body. Integrity. That's a word that, if it means nothing to the Judicial, proves they do not hold it as a value nor posess it as a characteristic. If that's the case, then they may as well just quit showing up to “work”.
Pax et Bonum, Karl Martin Hegbloom, Esq. ✠
- I find that the “Law of Chastity” is not something “imposed upon” people. It is more like a codification of a natural law, or of a strong tendency towards a “best practices” in terms of what people have learned–––often the hard way–––and conserved as tradition, handed down from one generation to the next to prevent their progeny from making the same mistakes they made. As we all know, people despise the imposition of arbitrary rules-without-reasons, and will inevitably scoff them or outright disobey them in spite. But general rules based upon sound argument, carefully taught in a forum free of coercion or suppression of opinion, are easily accepted and followed almost as a matter of course. It's part of our nature to listen and learn from our elders. We must be held accountable to make our own contribution to that influence be a true one. Appeal to religion is logical fallacy; but religion is free to, and must, appeal to logic and reason; in fact, that's actually part of our religion! That's self agency. “Choose the Right”.
- Despite that they make him wear a “leash”, “cravat”, or “necktie”, the symbolism of which I object to; I also object to neckties on the grounds that they are non-utilitarian item of clothing… or perhaps the function is not merely symbolic? If that's so, and perhaps even if it is merely symbolic of it's form-suggested function, then a dress-code enforcing the wearing of a necktie, or any dress-code for that matter, is a hypocrisy to a church that teaches self-agency. But also, if you like to wear a necktie, you can. So this “dispute” isn't grounds to forbid him from attending. The “Gospel Studies Manual” as well as “The History of the Church” provides grounds upon which I choose to actually endorse having him attend LDS Primary.
- Also see the Rider / Waite Tarot card “The Devil” and read about it's symbolism. The devil is perched on the top of a white greco-roman fluted-column pedestal. Before him stands a man and a woman, each with a loop of string (not even rope, just string) around the neck, with the leash-ends of the strings draped over the pedestal and held there by the devil's foot. The loops of the strings are loose fitting. At any time, of their own free will, they could lift the loops over their heads and walk away from enthrallment.
- The proper definition of the word “holy” is: Possessing or endowed with the quality or characteristic of wholeness or completeness. Thus, a man is certainly more holy who has an intact foreskin.
- I was taught by a bible scholar that the word “sin” comes from an ancient Greek word for “self”. So perhaps “original sin” means “my originating self”, or the “me” that others experience as “my spirit” that “originates” or “emanates” from my body and brain as a result of my physical existence… in other words, my “aura”, perhaps? The use of the word “sin” to mean something like “crime against the public law contract with society” comes from the idea of selfishness or failure to accept and live according to that contract with society, perhaps.
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 14, asserts that children have the right to «freedom of thought, conscience and religion». I object only to the use of the word “freedom” in the case where it may be interpretted as being a grammatical contraction of the longer form “freedomination” because semantically, that would place it in conflict with the purpose of law itself. I would have chosen instead the word “liberty”.
- Because amputation of the penile prepuce is certain to cause permanent disfigurement and permanent loss of normal function, by it's very nature, the crime must carry a strict liability. (In both tort and criminal law, strict liability exists when a defendant is in legal jeopardy by virtue of an wrongful act, without any accompanying intent or mental state. In criminal law, possession crimes and statutory rape are both examples of strict liability offences.) Strict Liability | Wex Legal Dictionary / Encyclopedia, Law.Cornell.edu
- Accord The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 12.
- What is the natural and healthy response to a threat of violent harm to themself or their offspring that animals have? Under the law, do we not have a right to self defense, and to defense of our children, even against domestic violence? How does the contract with society expect us to carry that out? Who's job is it? Doesn't our contract delegate certain duty of care and thus authority to enforce the law to professionals? What are we expected to do when those professionals do not “discharge the duties of the office with fidelity” to the Constitution they are to “support, obey, and defend”? If they are not doing their jobs, with Integrity, then we are no longer in need of their “services”.
New post... My son and I have been playing Minetest a lot lately. It's sort of a terraforming simulation. Yeah. Don't dump the Chernyoblite in the house or bunker bust through the thin crust and spew molten lava on the trees, ok? It tends to heat things up a little more than we'd like, and every time we respawn, we land in the pollution zone again and die too quickly to hit the GUI button that let's us turn off the "allow damage" check-box... to make us virtually immortal so we can clean up the radiation before it kills us again, or walk away laughing to change our spawn point to somewhere less toxic than this former troll village, eh? Yeah, and that forest fire took me 2 real days to put out... I could not simply use the /rollback command, since it had not been enabled in the global server configuration... And now the once thickly forested island has nothing but stumps. At least virtual trees take only a short time to suddenly spring into full glory, right?
Nothing like learning a lesson the hard way the easy way, inside a computer simulation. Yeah, like it requires a 3d virtual-reality computer simulation with a jet-engine-loud screaming cpu-fan blaring to understand that spilling nuclear waste in the house or a bucket of lava into the tiega is a "bad plan", which is engineering parlance commonly used by corpse of engineers up in heaven, right? Only in Minetest, you can come back and dig your bones and know the lesson that the real life dead man could never tell us.
This morning I walked to the grow-sir-ee store to get some apple fritters and black-cherry fruit on the bottom greek-style yogurt for breakfast. On the way past the newspaper rack, I saw President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, and others on the front page, under a headline about global leaders joining to think about how to solve the climate warming problem. What a bunch of apes, right? Doh. Can't see the forest or the trees from that office, eh? Oh, wait, Mr. Kerry got to see a real jungle back in the 60's right? Garsh, I wonder what lessons he might have learned there? Dig any tree-holes with "pineapples"? How hide like a scared animal and shit in the woods, if not in your pants? There's an old saying that probably sounds better in ancient Mayan, Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, or mute telepathic... about how our ancestors are like children, expressing an irony since they are our fore-parents; So do we learn from past mistakes how to make them again, or how not to? Anyone feel like blunder-bussing over-there to clash with the klans of territorial apes the newspaper says are "the enemy" or anything? You first.
So (teasing the apes), what are yous going to do with dem dare bah-row-ken ol-bommas, suh? Gonna dump sum dim butt footballs on a parade of beaver-patch-shouldered fools off to plant the forest? Oh, wait, doh... Boy, we could just use it to parachute pallettes of, uh, mystery deep-voiced probably loud and... ? Is this the coffee button? Yeah, no really... really really stoned... humorously makes the "throwing a fit" gesture, destroys the nuke button on purpose... Takes out a Parker Pen... Proves that "a mine is a terrible thing to waste industrial output on"... Boys, use your pockets now, your saplings and your wheat.
Oh, I just got a notice from Boom Beach... Yeah, I'm the finger, and my troops are now ready. We pissed off the blackguard, and they keep sending mercenaries to take over the neigh-booring islands... No time for stone heads today. Oh, wow, the mangroves I disseminated are making a comeback, and wow, cool, they hide my rocket launcher from the gunboat-finger. Oh, and look at all that tax-gold I can spend on training troops and putting industrial labor to work on the traditional arms race! So at first, being an average person, I was reluctant to send troops into danger... but then I saw how stoopid they are, right? So what the hell. Hey, I'm not really throwing away otherwise useful workers on relentless pursuit of clearly unuseful tactical strategic implementimitations of economic sideburns and hip swaggling fin-car curly-toe codpiece missle-parade hoo-ha! (Pushing my beaver hat back with a fat thumb to show off my forehead.) They're just bits on a computer screen, and (wink wink, top secret) those "blackguard mercenaries"? We sell guns to them too. And they spend real money for game diamonds! He-he-he (machine gun laughter)... grins...
It makes you think about it... pondering boom beach and tree-bommas while ruminating a chunk off the old crunchy birch-apple... Sweet. Love is like oxygen. If you get too much you'll get too high, not enough and you're gonna die. Apes. Ecosystems. Keystones... debacles... sorites...
What it comes down to is that we're really just apes. We're stupid. We make really obviously stupid mistakes. We shouldn't have needed to learn those lessons the hard way. How obvious is it that blowing up bombs and wasting our industrial output on murdering each other and blasting our industrial output to smithers is not doing anything useful in terms of solving the whole, like wow man, global warming problem? Thhhpppttt... thhhppttt.. gmmffk.. gmmmffffkkkough... fffffffff.... o O (squirrel) Wow, this shit is crazy. I can't believe how fast it grew after installing that holly wang-banger 12 barrel carb sparkly see-owe-too gen-rater! Grrr-eeen, man. Apes. Just want lay round in the shade. Go see the forest and the trees... Can't afford to; got out Google Air-th... Wow, there's a lot of blank spots on this planet. I bet it's hot in the sunny-side there. We should plant some trees there... New posts... No Nukes. Blow, wind blow, blow away these troubled times... The answer: We are the Treewakers. It is our purpose in this planet's ecosystem. Just as lactobacilli are for making milk into yogurt, we are for making planets grow green and flourish. Hug a beaver, but not until after work, or he'll be offended. Chewing leaves today...