Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Winkee!

About Patty & Karla
Dear Girlfriends,

The Winkee design evolved while we were exhibiting collaborative artwork. In addition to the usual dilemma of "What to wear?", one of us was dealing with
breast cancer.

It was then that "The Ultimate Solution For Plunging Necklines" was born!

Winkee is a REVOLUTIONARY, patent-pending bra accessory. It empowers all
women to feel confident, while maximizing their wardrobe.

We believe our thoughts and words shape who we are, and have the power to
change the lives of everyone around us. Included on every Winkee tab will be a
positive word that will be close to your heart while you wear it. The philosophy
behind our art and lives is to Pass God Given Gifts Forward!

Whenever I get to thinking there's no hope for this country, I come across something like the Winkee! So, whatever it takes, Joe wants all women to feel confident and empowered!
-- Joe

Good Faith Gatekeepers

Or, The Good Christian Thought Police Roll On!

Over 400 children forcibly taken from their parents because the State “acted in good faith”! Even though the “Texas abuse call possibly was false.” The following is from the Times-Standard under Briefly from the AP on page A5, Thursday, April 24, 2008, printed below. The complete article is listed here on the Internet:

Joe says when he was a kid he used to read about how the Communists went after the children and forcibly took them away from their abusive parents to be re-educated or learn how to think right and be a good communist. In the case of the Greek people, we'd guess they were considered a “sect,” for historically being a religious people. For those that don't know, Communism was considered a “godless” State. The traumatic experiences of those children was legendary!

What caught Joe's eye was this comment by “Texas officials and lawyers” that “even if the call was a hoax it would not affect their custody case BECAUSE THE STATE ACTED IN GOOD FAITH.” Really? How can they say that when they obviously did not verify the call before sending their para-military police onto that property. Oh, yeah, the Time-Standard ends its article with the following: “Texas' child welfare agency says its investigation has found evidence of abuse.” As if we're supposed to accept their word on that. The call was a hoax, the search was a fraud, the child abduction and imprisonment is a crime and we've got “weapons of mass” dissemination. But, they all acted in good faith!

Okay, so that's Texas, but this is Humboldt County, California: “EUREKA -- Former Eureka Police Chief David Douglas and Lt. Tony Zanotti pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Humboldt County Superior Court to charges of involuntary manslaughter stemming from their decision-making roles in the 2006 police shooting death of Cheri Lyn Moore. The two defendants were indicted Dec. 3, 2007, by a criminal grand jury, more than a year and a half after Moore's death.” You can read the rest here:

Is that going to be these guy's unprecedented argument?

Texas abuse call possibly was false

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A woman suspected
of making false abuse claims in Colorado used a telephone number that was later
used to report alleged abuse at a polygamist retreat in west Texas, according to
an affidavit made public Wednesday.

It's not yet clear whether authorities suspect Rozita
Swinton, 33, of Colorado Springs, made the calls that triggered an April 3 raid
of the compound. The arrest warrant affidavit released Wednesday says that
several calls alleging abuse there were made using several phone numbers,
including the number linked to Swinton.

The more than 400 children found at the retreat in Eldorado
are now in state custody. Texas officials and lawyers have said that even if the
call that prompted the raid turned out to be a hoax it would not affect their
custody case because the state acted in good faith.

Texas' child welfare agency says its investigation has found
evidence of abuse.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Black Friday

On Saturday, April 19, 2008 the Times-Standard headlined: "Growing pains for Eureka police?" - "Public airing of differences shows challenges for department." NONSENSE!

When Joe first read about the City Counsel meeting back on April 4 his first reaction was, "What's the matter with these people (police "whiny bitchers")? Don't they understand that the City Counsel hired the very person they wanted for the job they wanted in the first place? He mused, "These are not very bright people, that's for sure!" How could they honestly expect the City Counsel to repudiate themselves? All they did by going to that meeting like they did and complaining the way they did was put it right back on the City Counsel for doing a lousy job. And, they expected the Counsel to go along with that? Admit that they made a mistake? NONSENSE!

What is it they say? You never put the man under the gun unless your able, willing and capable of pulling the trigger. We certainly know who that person is. What does the paper say? "people on both sides of the issues insist the force is intent on mending fences, rebuilding bridges and putting its best foot forward." NONSENSE.

The most telling bit of information in this article has to be this quote from Councilman Chris Kerrigan: "I think tonight's decision is really about supporting the direction of the department." Apparently everyone, including the general public and most importantly the Eureka Police Department are clueless about that "direction." Obviously Chief Garr Nielsen has a very clear understanding of the "direction" he intends to take the Eureka Police Department. Perhaps the community, despite some of he more virulent cheerleaders encouragement, is getting a hint as to what they can expect next.

Need Joe say anymore?

Friday, April 18, 2008

What About Those RIGHTS?

Who says you can tell me what to do on my property any time you want? How so? You say that’s what that nice little ol’ lady does every day when she brings her pack of dogs by so they can crap all over my nice clean lawn. She’s telling your neighbors and you exactly what she thinks of your property and you without uttering a word!

You might want to read: “A salute to local citizens”
Rebecca Kimbel/My Word/The Times-Standard
Article Launched: 04/17/2008 01:30:19 AM PDT

What does Rebecca Kimbel, founder of a movement called Keep Our Neighborhoods Safe say about our “rights”? Joe was motivated to say something about this matter because of his personal experiences dealing with this issue in his neighborhood. Because it gives him a rather personal perspective, he’s decided to limit his objectivity. He mostly supports Rebecca Kimbel’s good intentions, if nothing else bringing neighbors together. What she says about rights and responsibilities applies to everyone, not just “drug dealers”. She says, “No one has the right to infringe upon the rights of another.” So how is it that Joe’s neighbors all tell him that they have the right to do whatever they want on their property regardless of his rights?

Here’s the first part of her commentary:

A salute to all who had the courage exercises your rights and take your neighborhoods back. Cheers to all who worked with our local drug enforcement officers, police department and community leaders to rid your neighborhoods of drug houses and drug dealers.

We respect your courage, your actions and your persistence in protecting your rights, your families and your way of life. Your actions uphold and protect the rights of all of us.

When any segment of our community recognizes and upholds their rights and responsibilities, they strengthen the rest of us to have the courage to do the same.

Everyone has rights. Everyone has responsibilities. Rights and responsibilities of landlords do not take away from the rights and responsibilities of tenants. Rights and responsibilities of tenants do not take away rights and responsibilities of neighbors.

Drug dealers do not have the right to:

1. Lower property values by creating drug houses in our neighborhoods.
2. Destroy the property of others by turning rental homes into indoor growing operations, meth labs and garbage dumps.
3. Use a residence and the surrounding area and streets as a garbage container, which subjects the entire neighborhood to infestation of rodents, cockroaches and other contamination.
4. Keep us awake at night with loud music, yelling, fighting and screeching cars and drug users.
5. Subject us to the behavior caused by the effects of drugs, which include but are not limited to an increase in burglary or breaking and entering; larceny or theft; aggravated assault and other assaults; robbery; motor vehicle theft; arson; driving under the influence.

There are many other crimes beyond possession and sales of drugs. Most of the above listed crimes take place within two miles from where the drug user lives. …

He just wonders if she’s really thought through what she’s advocating. This is a very scary idea:

“The eyes of the citizen go where ever you go. If you don't like living around or near what you are seeing, if it is illegal, degrading or destructive, you have the power to make changes through anonymous information.”

Seems innocent enough, doesn’t it? It seems anymore, all someone has to do is make an accusation and that’s justification for the loss of all rights. She goes on to say:

“Put the Self back in self-respect. Join us with your silent strength by responding to the following information from Jack Nelson, commander of the Humboldt County Drug Task Force: …”

Rights are very important to all self-respecting persons. How you get self-respect by skulking around in the dark, anonymously making accusations to the police on the q.t., whether justified or not, is way beyond me.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

What Makes a Blueprint for Peace?

When I started this Blog and decided to inform myself about what others were saying about some of the happenings in Eureka and Humboldt County I came across this web blog:

I subsequently realized this blog originates in Tennessee and that he had only posted an article written by Dave Berman, a local resident blogger: ( on OEN or

There I learned that "Dave Berman is the author of We Do Not Consent, both the book and blog." I quote: "The blog, the book, the birth of peaceful revolution for conscientious objectors everywhere..." Interestingly, Joe noted Mr. Berman seems to have an ongoing "spawning" relationship with Reporter Managing Editor Glenn Franco Simmons.

Joe doesn't know Dave Berman personally. His picture on his bio seems to indicate a rather good looking young man. So, I wonder what he knows about "conscientious objectors"? I don't think he's old enough to be looking at a minimum of two years in the United States Federal Penitentiary in Lompoc, CA for exercising his legal conscientious rights. I don't think he's lived that stigma for 40 years; carried the load or packed the sign of "gutless coward," "traitor," "Commy," and had to deal with "love it or leave it."

I wonder if Mr. Berman realizes what he's taking on when he says, "...the birth of peaceful revolution for conscientious objectors everywhere..." One dictionary defines "revolution" this way: 1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. 2. Sociology. a radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure, esp. one made suddenly and often accompanied by violence.

Peaceful revolution is a contradiction in terms. There is NO such thing as a "peaceful" revolution. This very contradiction is the inherent weakness that betrays these people. They believe in the very system they advocate overthrowing. Somehow they think that by using the word "peace" or "peaceful" they are absolved of any accountability.

Joe's certainly not advocating throwing rocks or using those signs for "peaceful" demonstrations to whack to police or anyone else, for that matter. Clearly it should be understood that any interaction with the police is inherently violent. They are, in and of themselves, society's Billy club. Unfortunately, a club that has taken on a life of it's own and turned against its master.

Mr. Berman starts his book, "A Blueprint For A Peaceful Revolution" by quoting "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another...they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. - United States Declaration of Independence." What Mr. Berman omitted was the important part of this "Declaration": "and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." These writers were laying down the foundation for their right to be heard, or recognized as legitimate entities according to or established by "the Laws of Nature" or "Nature's God." Accordingly, their rights (and our rights as natural born Americans) to exist as legitimate entities, human beings was defined and granted, not by the power nor consent of the people or some other human "power," but by the Laws of Nature's God.

Consequently, every MAN that signed that Declaration understood the Truth or Reality manifest for what it was. They were at war. "In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people." The truth was self-evident. That was a failed system of government and they accepted and recognized that fact and acted accordingly.

Not so today. Mr. Berman says in his book, "The Cold Civil War has been created and fueled by those currently claiming to be the legitimate U.S. government. This regime ascended to office through “elections” whose results could not be verified and are thus illegitimate." Mr. Berman speaks of "those currently claiming to be the legitimate U.S. government." Then he associates the "government" as a "regime" without standing; in Joe's words, an illegitimate bastard. If this is what he actually believes, then is he not obligated to deal with the existing "regime" as illegitimate? Accuracy in voting is irrelevant and a non-issue in an illegitimate, failed system.

The question remains, can we move in two different or opposite directions at the same time?

Saturday, April 5, 2008

"You shall reap what you sow."

Shades of Hermann Goering, Heinrich Himmler and the Nazi Gestapo!

Are we looking at the local police being used as a political police force? Are some of the lessons of survival taught and learned in Iraq coming home to Humboldt County?

This post was going to be about the Times Standard article posted March 21, 2008, "EPD to install cameras on dashboards" with the enclosed picture of someone holding a Taser gun. The caption said: ""Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen wants every EPD officer have a Taser gun and believes it is an important non-lethal tool." Are we supposed to understand that his "beliefs" make that a true statement? First, Taser guns are instruments of torture. They are used to produce the same results, voluntary submission and compliance to victims that cannot defend themselves. The true purpose and use of torture is to terrorize. Who are the police trying to terrorize, criminals? Hardly! Second, they are proven to be LETHAL!

As bad as that is, sadly Thadeus Greenson wrote that nonsense (important non-lethal tool) and the Times-Standard printed it.

Anyone old enough to remember two very powerful men by the name of Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin should also remember how they came to power. If not, read in The Eureka Reporter, Council Votes To Keep Chief," and "County code enforcement actions draws hundreds," the one that starts out by saying, "This is not a war zone."

Also, the Times-Standard, "Police anger at chief surfaces." I guess Mr. Greenson or someone else at the Times-Standard couldn't find the wherewithal to cover the police action in Southern Humboldt Friday, April 4.

If anyone "believes" for even a second that what the police are doing is to "enforce code" or ferret out marijuana growers they need to rethink their beliefs. Furthermore, if everyone that attended that meeting "believed" that their democratic government actually worked, justifying their presence and participation, they can join the millions of long dead that thought the same. All you did at that meeting was identify themselves. Don't believe me? Read what your fearless Supervisor Roger Rodoni said when confronted, "Community Development Services Director Kirk Girard and Interim county counsel Wendy Chaitin who could bes adress many of the people's concerns." If so, then why didn't he see to it that they were there to answer the questions he was either incapable or unwilling to answer. Nothing more than a smoke-blowing session.

Stalin and Hitler had support. Their ways worked. They learned from each other. They re-defined the laws and Constitutions in little ways, at first. When they excused away their crimes because of some supposed need, they set precedents. Similarly, those that gave them a pass were people that wanted to help bring peace, stability and prosperity to their businesses, communities and country. Torture, concentration camps and aggressive war and occupation for self-serving reasons was okay with them. They setup special funds, foundations and organizations to contribute; they bought protection. One of the first things Garr Nielsen did was setup the Eureka Police Foundation. Seemed innocent enough, right?

The people in the "Garberville-area," specially the one that said, "This is not a war zone" need to take a hard look at reality! There are people in this Humboldt community that know better and they are dealing with you. They're not fooling around with Taser guns, though. Those lads have real guns! The question is, are you going to wait until they drag you out of your home in the middle of the night and shoot you in the head right in front of your families because your neighbor says your a threat? That's what the German and Russian police did. - ( )

What goes around comes around.