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by Fortinbras
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: US v. Manafort (Guilty Plea); Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA
Replies: 1502
Views: 58947

Re: US v. Manafort (Guilty Plea); Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy &

One of the wrinkles in Manafort's thinking (and the thinking of some other TrumpChumps) is that the President dare not give him a pardon, at least not until his last month in office. For Trump to hand out a pardon to even one of his henchmen would surely be seen as an impeachable offense. Not just m...
by Fortinbras
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4828
Views: 279831

Re: Rest in Peace

LaRouche was the purveyor of crazy conspiracy theories, mingled with assertions about history and foreign affairs (some of which might have been true, but there was no telling which). He was very keen on imagining illuminati-type conspiracies, which often included satanism, pedophilia or homosexuali...
by Fortinbras
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 25636
Views: 1010474

Re: Hijack this thread

The 25th Amendment, section 2, requires that the new President's nomination of his new VP be confirmed by both Houses. Congress would never confirm a Pence nomination of Trump to be VP, especially if the impeachment of Trump included a penalty of not holding any future federal office. I think that r...
by Fortinbras
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General
Replies: 797
Views: 64022

Re: Anthony Williams, Private Attorney General

It would appear, if the Marshals are responsible for bringing Williams to the court, that Williams is not free on bond but is being kept in jail while the case is pending. After all, he is already under a prison sentence from Florida. It would appear that, as Williams's delusion of being a hotshot l...
by Fortinbras
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Elizabeth Warren 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 1550

Re: Elizabeth Warren 2020

Someone on Fox said her claiming (years ago) to be a Native American is disqualifying dishonesty for her candidacy.

Well, it's not as if she lied about how bigly her crowds were, or that she had the best words, or that she knew better than all the generals.
by Fortinbras
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Elizabeth Warren 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 1550

Re: Elizabeth Warren 2020

Looking at Warren's application for membership in the Texas bar, I wonder why her birthdate is concealed. It's no secret. It may have been her expression of annoyance at the Texas bar asking, needlessly, about the race of its applicants. Texas had the misfortune to be on the losing end of a major ci...
by Fortinbras
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Virginia Governor's Mess
Replies: 73
Views: 1449

Re: Virginia Governor's Mess

Has Northam done anything 'racist' since 1984?? I'm serious. Can a man be branded - or, worse, deprived of his employment - for something foolist or thoughtless he did as a student, 35 years earlier. Doesn't a working life of proper conduct count for something? Since Northam did this, Ted Danson sho...
by Fortinbras
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Elizabeth Warren 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 1550

Re: Elizabeth Warren 2020

I don't think there was ever any affirmative action for First Americans .... if there was, Warren certainly didn't need it. I think she was being proud of her family's folkloric heritage (or she might have been conscientious about the sort of strict 'one drop' racial classifications that were in pla...
by Fortinbras
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Economy
Topic: Digital Currencies - Bitcoin and its siblings
Replies: 74
Views: 2762

Re: Digital Currencies - Bitcoin and its siblings

Von NotHaus always advertised (e.g., in issues of Media Bypass, which was tied to his coinage until it started refusing to accept Liberty Dollars as payment for subscriptions) that his silver stampings were "inflation proof". If so, it was because the inflation was built-in; his stampings were alway...
by Fortinbras
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Digital Currencies - Bitcoin and its siblings
Replies: 74
Views: 2762

Re: Digital Currencies - Bitcoin and its siblings

It's tough for an outsider to get a grasp on the denoument of the NORFED/Liberty Dollar/von NotHaus case because there are/were numerous separate motions and actions, each pending at its own pace, simultaneously, so that a mere chronological ordering of court decisions in von NotHaus's name is very ...
by Fortinbras
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz
Replies: 6414
Views: 407496

Re: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz

Traffic court and its cases are not criminal in nature because the penalties are administrative in nature, being points against the license. Moreover, the various FIfth and Sixth Amendment guarantees for criminal defendants do not kick in for Traffic Court respondents -- no free lawyer, no jury tria...
by Fortinbras
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Digital Currencies - Bitcoin and its siblings
Replies: 74
Views: 2762

Re: Digital Currencies - Bitcoin and its siblings

I think that cryptocurrencies are not so much intended or motivated as investments as they are as schemes to conceal money from the tax authorities and various creditors. They serve the purpose that used to require trips to Zurich or obscure Caribbean islands. The viggorish charged for converting th...
by Fortinbras
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Digital Currencies - Bitcoin and its siblings
Replies: 74
Views: 2762

Re: Digital Currencies - Bitcoin and its siblings

A very similar occurrence - before bitcoin and before the internet - with the National Commodity & Barter Assn (NCBA), which created its own warehouse bank to enable members to conceal their money from the IRS, ex-wives, and other creditors. As I wrote in my compilation: National Commodity & Barter ...
by Fortinbras
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 25636
Views: 1010474

Re: Hijack this thread

Northam's photo dates back to when he was in school, 35 years ago. We have no provenance whatever for the photograph; presumably it was some frat costume party but we don't know even know which of the two boys in the photo is Northam nor whether he got to pick the costume himself, etc. And it was 35...
by Fortinbras
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 25636
Views: 1010474

Re: Hijack this thread

Northam graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1984. That means this photo is at least 35 years old and probably a bit older. That's close to half of the average lifespan. I agree that it's entirely possible that Northam's attitudes regarding race and other topics have matured in all that...
by Fortinbras
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi
Replies: 69
Views: 1685

Re: Madam Speaker

A conservative police-oriented website, Law Enforcement Today, carries an opinion piece to the effect that Nancy Pelosi, by resisting the strict ICE regime, has committed treason, and that a hundred thousand signatures are required on petitions to have her impeached. https://archive.fo/Comrm#selecti...
by Fortinbras
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Kamala Harris 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1082

Re: Kamala Harris 2020

The Venn diagram (about 10 messages up) is completely bogus. No law requires that a candidate for President have both parents, or even either of them, with US citizenship. Chester A. Arthur's father was not a US citizen. Neither was Obama's father. The requirement is only that the candidate him/hers...
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1429
Views: 34327

Re: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown

The position of Speaker of the House originated in the British Parliament to set up one person willing and capable to contradict the monarch.
And here it worked; Speaker Pelosi managed to tame King Donald.
by Fortinbras
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1429
Views: 34327

Re: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown

I am disappointed that the "resolution" actually gives the government only three weeks to patch up the damage done by a five-week shutdown ... before another shutdown becomes possible. I know that civil servants will get backpay for the days missed (not exactly a windfall - they'll be hit with accum...
by Fortinbras
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: KrisAnne Hall's 2015 Liberty Crusade to Restore Constitutional Government
Replies: 284
Views: 25637

Re: KrisAnne Hall's 2015 Liberty Crusade to Restore Constitutional Government

That line about being eligible for the Presidency was too good to ignore. But some of the other cases, such as Lynch, dealt with non-citizen parents who were always non-citizens.

WHO is it that Hll is fixated about when she rumbles about birthright citizens?
by Fortinbras
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Kirsten Gillibrand 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Kirsten Gillibrand 2020

People who fondly remember Al Franken will be disinclined to vote for Gillibrand in the primaries - and (if it comes to that) maybe on Election Day.
by Fortinbras
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: KrisAnne Hall's 2015 Liberty Crusade to Restore Constitutional Government
Replies: 284
Views: 25637

Re: KrisAnne Hall's 2015 Liberty Crusade to Restore Constitutional Government

The US Attorney-General, who possibly knew more than KrisAnne Hall Juris Doctor, had a very different attitude, explicitly holding that a child of non-citizens born here was, altho raised abroad, a natural born citizen sufficient to be eligible to be President: Steinkauler's Case , 15 Op. of US Atty...
by Fortinbras
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Rudy Giuliani
Replies: 369
Views: 19606

Re: Rudy Giuliani

I wonder if Giuliani has any credibility left to squander. What's worse is that Giuliani's antics are making his client, Trump, look worse and worse. Giuliani had announced - unnecessarily - that Trump can (and presumably does) lie outright when not speaking under oath, that Trump will not testify b...
by Fortinbras
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz
Replies: 6414
Views: 407496

Re: Sovereign Citizens and Related Nutz

The old Black's Law Dictionary definition for 'driver' - which uses the words 'employed' and 'cattle', goes back to Bouvier's LD circa 1 8 58, and, moreover, does not seem to have ever been quoted in an American court decision - has not appeared in an edition of Black's for the last 40 years. Ballen...

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