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Unconstitutional act by Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the Republican Party


Mr. Jobs
and Republican Party,

Our Democracy(Our Constitution) is currently under attack by the corporate abuse of the promises to the people by our constitution to protect us from an overly intrusive government and from large corporations from quelling the voices (free speech) of the people. Government working in concert with big business against the people; block the intentions of our forefathers in the separation of powers doctrine.

This doctrine created the three branches so that neither would have the ability to
act as a viable enemy against the people. Government with the money of big
business would render the House of Representatives (the purse strings of our
government) useless in curbing the ability to manifest an overly intrusive government, as we saw play out in the Bush Administration with the creations of Blackwater(secret police with complete immunity from breaking federal and international laws such as rape, kidnapping, torture and murder; this all under the umbrella of secrecy because of national security) and the unchallenged appointments of Haliburton (the money making component, which wins virtually every military contracts, with no competition because the bidding was set-up from the beginning); a continual money source for the corrupt side of our government that makes up the overly intrusive team against the people.

These two corporations have caused more damage to the rights of the people than all past national enemies of the government combined since the Civil War. Apple CEO Steve Jobs appears to be yet another component in keeping this power by hiding the facts (Would America have ever known about enormous cases of police brutality had it not been for the filming of Rodney King being beaten by Los Angeles Police Officers?

Steve Job’s intended actions of turning back the clock by taking back the veil of secret violence being perpetrated on a minority of our population documents this exact scenario against the people being played out in our lifetime all over again. There is a name for this type of government, which the separation of powers doctrine tries to prevent; Fascism (a. A system of government
marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism
.) The Free Dictionary by Farlax. < http://www.thefreedictionary.com/fascism
>. retrived from internet 21 June 2011; 3:53pm.

Does this definition appear strangely familiar to that advocated by the Republican Party? Think back to the Sarah Palin and McCain rallies.

Think back to the make-up of those in the crowds; racially.

Think back to their calls to do serious bodily harm to our existing president.

Think of back to their NAZI style conditioning of defining then Senator Obama as “not one of us,” “not American,” “a socialist,” “a stereotypical black man and his wife a stereotypical black woman,” as not smart enough, or experienced enough,” as an enemy of the state,” really? When you actually analyze the facts, who

really is an enemy of the state? Here are some clues,

Think back to the Republican philosophy of tax-breaks to the large corporations (welfare for the rich),

the starving of our existing type of government that aids those who have not,and is supposed to tax all equally without loopholes, which enable the wealthy to not be taxed at all.

Our system of government that is supported by a tax system is bankrupt because the money from the wealthy was never taken. Instead, the non-wealthy; the working poor; and the middle class are forced to do with less and are taxed more, while the wealth’s tax-cuts and incentives continue at an even greater pace.

 

We now have a Democracy with the Republican Party’s repeated disrespect of the Constitution, e.g. President George Bush’s remarks of the Constitution just
being a piece of paper, a remark that should have sent chills down the arms of every American in our society, simply was digested because of fear for talking out. Here’s a small snippet for those of you who refuse to remember,.

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case
that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a god-damned piece of paper!”

I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they
all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a
god-damned piece of paper.”

And, to the Bush Administration, the Constitution of the United States is little more than toilet paper stained from all the shit that this group of power-mad despots have dumped on the freedoms that “god-damned piece of paper” used to guarantee. Soto, Fred. U.S. Constitution is just a piece of
paper”. 21 July 2007. WHITEHOUSER.COM.
< http://whitehouser.com/politics/bush-constitution-just-a-piece-of-paper/
>., that is having the blood sucked out of it by a bunch of Republican vampires.

The facts:  They want no funding for Medicare, schooling and other important needs by the people who are not wealthy enough to pay out-of-pocket for all of these entitlements as a matter of humanity to be greatly curtailed or stopped altogether, housing vampires who created this housing bust get off with billions of dollars infused into their banks and mortgage giants, while the working poor and middle class lost their homes. Even though these companies are now liquid they continue to not give home mortgage loans and they refuse to hire people so they can work and put food on the table.

top this deliberate unconscionable act of circumventing the intent of the Constitution by deliberately blocking the people’s ability to realize their First
Amendment
Right of the United States Constitution
, which is to have freedom of speech or to peaceably assembly, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Whether intended or not, your product is an important tool in realizing the people’s constitutional rights and any attempts to censor this act is in-fact, unconstitutional.

We still have a constitution and simply because you are on the side of those who harbor intentions to do away with it, we who support the Constitution are still here and will loudly block any attempts you may have to be successful in your
treasonous act against the United States of America; still a Democracy!

Your attempts to be yet another corporation to realize the attempts of the
Republican Party by turning our nation into a fascist state ends here and now
and I am exercising my First Amendment Right to spread the word of your treasonous intentions. You should all be jailed for the harm you have done and continue to do to not only the American people, but to the world as a result of eliminating this vast market place, when you started eliminating the numbers of the middle class in this nation. No big market to buy products from within the United States and abroad, means less money and jobs for everyone in the United States and in the world.

If the US Supreme court and our Congress will not remedy this situation, then maybe it is time the International Criminal Court to step in and hold those complicit in this unconscionable act accountable.

Seattle, Child Rape is a International Human Rights Violation!


This morning I was reading through my emails and came across a story on the KING5 TV internet site, “Billboard Campaign Targets Child Sex Trade in Seattle” < http://www.komonews.com/news/local/122911013.html
>. Seattle? This is something I would expect from developing countries, but
Seattle? This is a travesty! How can a city as beautiful and progressive as
Seattle have a morally corrupt society existing within it? There is no way I’m
going to sit back and not do my part to eradicate this cancer that has taken
hold in my hometown.

Seattle needs to be educated on what can be done when our legislators and police fail in enforcing moral codes, especially when they endanger our most precious creations; our children.

SEATTLE, Child rape is an International Human Rights violation!
You don’t have to just accept this growing evil around you. There are things
you can do to eradicate it. You have tools you may not be aware of and you can
help these children.

We need to first remove the children from the perpetrators of this heinous crime and then educate them on their rights. We must call the “perps” out and their clientele. People need to get their video cams and film these acts, even if you think the victim is over eighteen. The more footage out there, the more likely you are to get that one child in danger.

The government needs to institute a “sting” because the children are most likely not going to be in public. They’re prisoners, so we must go with the mindset we used in retrieving POWs; we have to go stealth. We have made so much noise about not funding environmental control and not funding schools…this NEEDS TO BE FUNDED and we need to make a lot of noise so it is, and when this does not work, contact UNICEF or the United Nations Children’s Fund < http://www.unicef.org/ >. They have the funds and resources to make things happen. Contact them in numbers, until we get them here on the ground doing what our people either can’t or won’t.

Political corruption can be a stealthy ugly thing; all as a result of money being paid to look the other way, and then the people getting political lip service about why nothing is being done. It can get real ugly, but we can all agree that our
children are more than worth it! NUMBERS! We need people to get involved in
numbers and really go after this cancer in Seattle. Ironically, Seattle is one
of the leading cities in cancer research, so if any city can be a beacon of
hope for all of the children in the world caught in the child sex trade,
Seattle is that city.

Activate the National Guard to help us at home for once, rather than always going off to wars in distant places. We have a war right at home and we’re obviously losing the battle. It’s time we called in the big guns.

If the country you are in has signed off on the International treaty, CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD,
G.A. res. 44/25, annex, 44 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 167, U.N. Doc. A/44/49
(1989), entered into force September 2, 1990:

Article 19: 1. State parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parents(s), legal guardian(s), or any other person who has the care of the child.

Article 22: 2. …In cases where no parents or other members of the family can be found, the child shall be accorded the same protection as any other child permanently or temporarily deprived of his or her family environment for any reason, as set forth in the present Convention.

Article 32: 1. States Parties recognize the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s education, or to be harmful to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.

Article 34: State Parties undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse. For these purposes, States Parties shall in particular take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent:

a)   The inducement or coercion of a child in prostitution or other unlawful sexual activity;

b)   The exploitive use of children in prostitution or other unlawful sexual practices;

c)   The exploitive use of children in pornographic performances and materials.

Article 45: In order to foster the effective
implementation of the Convention and to encourage international co-operation in the field covered by the Convention:

(a)  The specialized agencies, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and other United Nations organs shall be entitled to be represented at the consideration of the implementation of such provisions of the present Convention as fall within the scope of their mandate.

The United States signed this treaty on February 16, 1995, with no exceptions, so we are bound by its laws.

The number one thing we can do is educate our children and the public at large, as well as our legislatures and police departments who continually behave as if their hands are tied. We can put pressure on them to act, knowing that it can be
enforced, if not by our own government, by the international community.

With International treaties, the state (country) is first given the opportunity to
bring relief (justice) for the victimized party. When the State fails to act,
or cannot act for whatever reason, the international community is given
jurisdiction and will act.

We eradicate this problem by educating our public servants and our people of the tools available to us to enforce the rights of our children.

PART I: Article 1 For the purposes of the present Convention, a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier. For the US, unlike in Islamic States < http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Contemporary_Pedophilic_Islamic_Marriages
>, eighteen is the age entering adulthood.

 

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The Theory of falsifiability; the key element missing from prosecutor’s case against Amanda Knox

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Sir Karl Popper (generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science in the century) developed the theory of falsifiability as his criterion for demarcating science from non-science. I believe this same theory can be applied to the Amanda … Continue reading

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Update on the Amanda Knox Case

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UPDATE ON THE AMANDA KNOX CASE IN PERUGIA, ITALY It appears that the Amanda Knox case is gaining support for her ultimate vindication and release from this incredible injustice. Reportedly, eleven law makers signed a petition to Justice Minister Angelino … Continue reading

When will America grow up, so I can come home?


The attacks on President Obama’s (The Top Black American) citizenship and
constant barrage of racism he must face while we(Black Americans) look
helplessly on is the reason why I moved to Germany with my German wife. I too
have grown exhausted with the constant challenges in my life because of my race.
I graduated from the University of Washing with a B average, while taking
challenging 300 and 400 level courses. I had to argue some of my grades from
racist TA and won every battle. I was passed up for managerial positions, even
though I had performed in that capacity while my supervisor or manager was
absent. I was blacklisted for consulting the Human Resources Department and then
EOP (retaliation).

I had found that my co-workers were getting on average paid $6,000.00 more
than me and one paid in excess of $10,000.00 more than I. I served honorably in
the Unites States Marines and the United States Army. Out of High School I was
accepted to Princeton University (an Ivy-League school), but they didn’t give
athletic scholarships and my parents simply could not pay for this education, so
I joined the Marines. I joined the Army because, even though I passed every
phase of the Seattle Police Department hurdles, I was put on a very long waiting
list, while two co-workers (one white male and one white female) were hired, not
having military service experience.

All of this, and then to see the first black American President, who was
president of the Harvard Law Review, continuously be mocked with the same
hateful and demeaning games, I and other blacks have had to deal with all of our
lives and still today. This sickened me so much; this disturbed me so much; this
took a mental and physical toll on me with major depression, high anxiety, high
blood pressure, that I can no longer live in my own country for fear of what I
might have done if I had stayed.

When will America truly break away from the racist air that suffocates so
many of its victims? When will those like Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Senator
John McCain, Representative John Boehner, The Seattle Police Department, Safeco
Insurance Company and Guy Carpenter Re be held accountable for the racist acts I
have personally witnessed? When will the so many others, I have witnessed be
held accountable for the constant vilifying, demoralizing, subjugating,
imprisoning, sabotaging, and killing African-Americans like me and so many
others?

I love my country, but my country has serious issues that make me physically
and mentally sick. When will America truly lift itself up from this blanket of
hate and truly realize its potential; its hegemonic role in the world? When will
we actually live up to the name, “The Good Guys?”

Sri Lankan Government massacre of 40,000 to 70,000 Tamil Civilians


The Sri Lankan government will eventually be held accountable for the massacre of between 40,000 and 70,000 Tamil men, women and children in the first five months of 2009 < http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=32247 >. Crimes that fall under the category of jus
cogens
are a ‘category’ or legal status of a crime that rises to the level
of internationally recognizable as a crime that cannot be violated by any
country in the world. These are war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity
and prohibitions on slavery. This “Higher law” may not be violated by any country and its complicity is a duty, not an optional right. That duty is to prosecute or extradite to a jurisdiction that has the capacity to do so. The duty is known as obligatio erga omnes, which means obligations or rights toward all. This is a legal implication as a result of a jus cogens crime.

There is a United Nations Rome Statute, the principle of complementarity, is a safeguard to protect a nation’s sovereignty. This renders a case inadmissible to the International Criminal Court if the case is under investigation by the state with jurisdiction for this particular case. Complementarity allows for jurisdiction
by the International Criminal Court in cases where the state with jurisdiction
fails in their duty, e.g. unable or unwilling to proceed with an investigation,
or when the investigation is conducted in bad faith; which is what I have been
arguing in blogs regarding the Amanda Knox case in Italy.

Jurisprudence excludes ‘moral right’s in countries like the United States and South Asian Countries, but moral rights are a part of jurisprudence in Germany, France and other European countries. These statutes, which incorporate moral rights, give additional legal opportunities to bring to justice, violators of human rights.

Many scholars believe the Sri Lankan government will eventually be held accountable as they have had high ranking officials going on record stating they would not proceed with an investigation, which presumes the likelihood of an investigation in bad faith, should they acquiesce to fend off public pressure, as a result of these statements.

There have been so many opportunities to implement International Human Rights Law and bring justice to the so many who have perished because of its breech. I am sickened by reading of the scale of evil that continues to exist in our world and the unbelievably slow pace at rescuing those in harms way.  When will the collective body of the citizens of th world finally say enough is enough and demand that EVERY nation be held accountable, swiftly, for breeches in crimes categorized as a jus cogens, at the very least?

International Human Rights Law and the Amanda Knox Case


International
Human Rights Law and the Amanda Knox Case

 We are currently faced with yet another opportunity for International Human Rights Law to be validated as a proven tool for justice. Words alone do not meet the standard of credibility. Enforcement of this law and the real possibility that
one would be severely punished for the breeching of this law is the true
measuring stick for its power in our world today.

There is a perceived grave injustice allegedly committed by the Italian judicial system that can be reversed and save the validity of the rule of law being practiced in this beautiful state. One man, Giuliani Mignini has allegedly put his own needs ahead of that for his country. In my opinion, from what I have
researched, he has a history of using his power as a prosecutor to gain a
conviction, even when the party in question is clearly innocent. Allegedly he
uses tactics, with this alleged complicity of other powerful institutions to
dismiss, silence and invent scenarios in obtaining holdings of guilt that
boggle the mind to an outsider.

I personally take the law very seriously, as I have taken service to my country
very seriously. I am at a loss when one is so consumed with power; they forget
why they became a public servant in the first place. When one personally
questions their ability to differentiate right from wrong, do they dismiss this
as weakness or do they re-evaluate, re-adjust and become a greater person by
recognizing this slight derailment and get back on the right track?

In my opinion, Mr. Mignini must separate him personally from the case at hand and perform his duties as competently as he has the ability to do, but had somehow lost his way because of the consumption of power.

In the New Testament of the Bible, Matthew
7: 1
it says, “Do not judge or you
too will be judged
.” 2. “For in the same way you judge others, you
will be judged, and with the same measure you use, it will be measured to you
”.  The Bible is not saying one must not
judge, just that their judgment must be just and true
.

International Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights < http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/ccpr.htm >

Adopted and opened for signature,
ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966

entry into force 23 March 1976, in
accordance with Article 49

Ratified by Italy April 30, 1976 and then the Optional Protocol
to the International Covenant on Civil
and Political Rights
ratified by Italy September 15, 1978 with the
following RUDS,

The Italian Republic ratifies the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant
on Civil and Political Rights, it being understood that the provisions of
article 5, paragraph 2, of the Protocol mean that the Committee provided for in
article 28 of the Covenant shall not consider any communication from an
individual unless it has ascertained that the same matter is not being and has
not been examined under another procedure of international investigation or
settlement.

Exercise of understanding in the Optional protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is moot < http://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-5&chapter=4&lang=en
>:

Given that the Italian Legal System and a person
(Mr. Mignini) operating in an official capacity for said legal system is
alleged to have violated said treaty agreement, the Italian Republics’
authority to execute this understanding as this case has not been examined
under another procedure of international investigation or settlement should be
nullified in this particular case
.

PART II

Article 2

3. Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes:

(a) To ensure that any person whose
rights or freedoms as herein recognized are violated shall have an effective
remedy, notwithstanding that the violation has been committed by persons acting in an official capacity
;

(b) To ensure that any person
claiming such a remedy shall have his right thereto determined by competent
judicial, administrative or legislative authorities
, or by any other
competent authority provided for by the legal system of the State, and to
develop the possibilities of judicial remedy;

(c) To ensure that the competent
authorities shall enforce such remedies when granted
.

Article 3

The States Parties to the present Covenant
undertake to ensure the equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all civil and political rights set forth in the present Covenant.

Article 14

1. All persons shall be equal before the courts and tribunals. In the determination of any criminal charge against him, or of his rights and obligations in a suit at law, everyone shall be entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law.

2.
Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall have the right to be presumed
innocent until proved guilty according to law.

7. No one shall be liable to be tried or punished again for an offence for which he
has already been finally convicted or acquitted in accordance with the law and
penal procedure of each country.

There were threats to add further charges to Amanda Knox’s
already adjudicated case by the prosecutor, which would require another trial,
which violates Article 14, section 7 of the International Covenant
on Civil and Political Rights.

Article 17

1. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful
interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful
attacks on his honour and reputation.

 2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law
against such interference or attacks.

Contentions:

Amanda Knox’s internet sites were allegedly hacked by the prosecution, there was a public campaign allegedly orchestrated by the prosecution attacking Amanda Knox’s honor by stigmatizing her with the name “Foxy Knoxy” and painting her as a sex-crazed teenager.

Not only was her privacy invaded, but her honor was discredited to an international audience, while allegedly suppressing the attempts of the defense to define the true character of Amanda Knox.

Also, attempts by writers and bloggers to bring light to these malicious attacks on Amanda Knox’s rights were met by threats to do harm to those voicing their
opinions on what was transpiring at the time.

The more I obtain information about this particular case, the more convinced I am of its circumstantial based arguments, which hold no water in the holding that was handed down. Cases of this magnitude must have hard facts to measure up to the threshold needed to take away the freedom of a human being. In looking deeply into this case, that threshold was not met by any stretch of the imagination. In today’s world we are privileged to have the tools of forensic technology to clearly collaborate or clearly dismiss ones presumed innocence. The burden of proof in any case in on the prosecution, not the defense, yet in this case there was an obvious bias from the onset and an obvious burden placed upon the defense to prove their innocence.

I am left with the opinion that the Italian justice system did Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito a grave injustice and that a remedy must be made. While
we wait to see what the independent forensic experts <http://www.westseattleherald.com/2011/01/23/news/updatedna-amanda-knox-murder-trial-be-re-examined>, sworn in some time in February conclude with the re-evaluation of the evidence, I’m praying that this injustice will be reversed. Noting that the forensic experts are from Italy and not another country, I’m skeptical as to the pressures put upon them to continue this injustice with false information. Hopefully, being from Rome, the Pope can influence them to do the morally right thing and just present the truth.

The truth shall set you free Ms Knox and Mr. Sollecito. I just hope the judicial system in Italy allows for that truth to be heard.