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Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 21:31:06 +0100
are you aware of my book THE IRISH ORIGINS OF CIVILIZATION? if not be sure to check out my site - www.irishoriginsofcivilization.com
i'm sure you'll enjoy it
and here's The Intro (to save you a click) R.D
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:37:47 +0100
A new report by the Campaign for Freedom of Information summarises more than 1,000 press stories based on disclosures under the UK and Scottish FOI acts in 2006 and 2007. The stories demonstrate the enormous range of information being released under FOI and reveal the substantial contribution to accountability made by the acts.
In 2006, the government proposed to restrict the UK FOI Act, partly because of what it said was excessive use of the Act being made by journalists. The report shows how valuable the press's use of FOI has been. The proposals were dropped by Gordon Brown after he became prime minister in 2007.
The report can be downloaded from www.cfoi.org.uk/pdf/FOIStories2006-07.pdf
(Note: the report is 250 pages and may take a little while to download).
Campaign for Freedom of Information
16 Baldwins Gardens
Email: admin at cfoi.demon.co.uk
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:06:08 -0700 (PDT)
If you've ever traveled abroad, you know how enriching experiencing another culture can be. But have you thought of combining your interest in making a real difference in people's lives with international travel?
You can do just that by learning about volunteering abroad >> www.care2.com/go/z/e/AaZOo/WcyG/qMBD
Consider Nikki D'Arcy's experience volunteering at a senior centre in Peru. "Sometimes I did wonder how my being there was helping, but when I saw eyes light up and people rush to greet me at the centre, or welcome me into their homes with open arms, I knew that just my presence let them know that people care, and for that they were so grateful.
"Some of these people have families who have deserted them, left them with nothing and to have people from so far away come and talk to them, or just sit and listen to them lets them know they are not alone," Nikki continues. "That people care. And I do. You can't help but get attached, you leave with tears in your eyes, feeling like you are leaving behind hundreds of new grandparents."
Make your dreams of volunteering abroad a reality through an experience that will profoundly enrich your life and the lives of others >> www.care2.com/go/z/e/AaZOo/WcyG/qMBD
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Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 00:26:48 +0000 (UTC)
Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed by the state of Georgia on September 23, even though his serious claims of innocence have never been heard in court.
Take action right now to stop this execution!
Troy Davis was convicted of murder of police officer Mark MacPhail solely on the basis of witness testimony, and seven of the nine non-police witnesses have since recanted or changed their testimony, several citing police coercion. Others have signed affidavits implicating one of the remaining two witnesses as the actual killer. But due to an increasingly restrictive appeals process, none of this new evidence has ever been heard in court.
The failure of courts to hear the compelling evidence of innocence in this case means that massive doubts about Troy Davis' guilt will remain unresolved.
A clemency hearing is scheduled for September 12, which means the last day for petitions is September 11. Your urgent action is required today -- help save Troy's life!
Thanks for taking action!
P.S. On July 16, 2007, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles stayed Troy Davis' execution, stating that it would "not allow an execution to proceed in this State unless and until its members are convinced that there is no doubt as to the guilt of the accused". Urge the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to be true to its words and prevent this execution from proceeding!
Take Action >> http://go.care2.com/e/0dSi/whxt/qMBD
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 13:25:43 -0400
The Judicial Misconduct Complaint and The Case, DeLano, that Reveal Institutionalized Coordination of Wrongdoing in the Federal Judiciary
Judges' lack of accountability for their exercise of their power over people's property, liberty, and even lives leads in practice to the exercise of absolute power, which corrupts absolutely. This is starkly illustrated by a case, DeLano, which deals with a 39-year veteran of the banking industry who at the time of going "bankrupt" was and remained working precisely in the bankruptcy department of a major bank. This bankruptcy system insider's fraudulent bankruptcy, involving concealment of assets and false statement of financial affairs, reveals that judges, trustees, and other insiders and court officers are running a bankruptcy fraud scheme.
Their scheme has been supported by the federal bankruptcy judge, WBNY, who decided DeLano, the district judge, WDNY, who covered it up on appeal, and the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which protected the bankruptcy judge, whom it had reappointed to a second term of 14 years under 28usc151-159_bkr_judges.pdf 28 U.S.C. §152. The case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. See its statement of facts and legal analysis at:
A one page summary of the salient facts of the DeLano case with a table of its most revealing numeric values is found at:
To show the corruptive effect of unaccountable judicial power, a judicial misconduct complaint against the bankruptcy judge has also been filed under the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act (http://judicial-discipline-reform.org/docs/28usc351-364.pdf 28 U.S.C. §351) and the Rules for Conduct and Disability Proceedings.
As required by these legal instruments, the complaint was filed with the chief circuit judge of the federal circuit court that reappointed that judge, namely, Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs, CA2. His failure to discharge the duties imposed on him by the Act and the Rules in handling this complaint, no. 02-08-90073, discussed in the open letter below to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., is a manifestation itself of judicial unaccountability that disregards the law in self-interest. See the letter, the complaint, and a proposed discovery order at:
It was also sent to all the members of the Judicial Conference of the U.S., which is the highest court administration policy-making body of the Federal Judiciary and presided over by Chief Justice Roberts. The Conference will hold its next semi-annual meeting on September 16-17, at the Supreme Court, (202)479-3011 and -3211. It will be followed by separate meetings of district and circuit judges at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle NE, in Washington, D.C., where its secretariat is maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, (202) 502-2400, http://www.uscourts.gov/. See a photo of the Building at:
annualreports/2006/2006_annualreport.pdf, page 54.
The Service List accompanying the letter contains the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the Conference members, including CA2 Chief Judge Jacobs and all the other chief circuit judges. It will make it easier for readers, particularly journalists and judicial reform advocates, to inquire of them whether they will cause the complaint to be investigated or will tolerate the cover-up of the bankruptcy fraud scheme revealed by the DeLano case.
Indeed, the judges' official statistics for 1997-2006 show that they engaged in the systematic dismissal of judicial misconduct complaints without any investigation: In those 10 years, 7,462 complaints were filed, but the judges appointed only 7 special investigative committees and disciplined only 9 of their peers. They dismissed out of hand 99.88% of all complaints! Thereby they self-exonerated for doing what is forbidden and disregarding what is commanded.
Thus, in the 219 years since the creation of the Federal Judiciary in 1789, of all the thousands of federal judges only 7 have been impeached and removed from the bench. On average that is 1 every 31 years, a period much longer than the average years of service of judges. This has fostered the mentality among them that they can do and not do anything because they do not have to fear any adverse consequences from either abusing their judicial power, having a disability, or engaging in illegal activity.
Since they will cover for each other, they have assured themselves of impunity for their conduct. This explains why federal judges have felt free to institutionalize coordinated wrongdoing, for they have as a matter of fact placed themselves where no individual or class of people is entitled to be in our democratic society: Above the law.
See links to the Act, the Rules, and the official statistics on impeachments and judicial misconduct complaints as well as graphs illustrating the latter at:
Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.
Dr.Richard.Cordero.Esq at Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org
August 15, 2008
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
Presiding Officer of the Judicial Conference
c/o Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20543
(Sample of letter sent to each member of the Judicial Conference.)
Re: Judicial conduct complaint of 6/6/8, no. 02-08-90073, against J. John C. Ninfo, II, WBNY
Dear Mr. Chief Justice Roberts,
Over two months ago, I gave you, as presiding officer of the Judicial Conference, notice that I had filed the above captioned complaint to be processed by Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs, CA2, under the new Rules for Judicial Conduct and Disability Proceedings (R #). To date CJ Jacobs has not notified me of having taken any action concerning this complaint.
However, R 8(b) provides that "The clerk must promptly send copies of a complaint.to the chief judge.and to each subject [complained-about] judge" and R 11(a) adds that "the chief judge must review it". In addition, R 11(f) requires that "If some or all of the complaint is not dismissed or concluded, the chief judge must promptly appoint a special committee to investigate the complaint or any relevant portion of it and to make recommendations to the judicial council". (emphasis added) The tenor of the Rules is that action must be taken expeditiously.
Indeed, this follows from the provisions of the law itself, which at 28 U.S.C.§351(a) states as grounds for complaining against a judge his or her having "engaged in conduct prejudicial to the effective and expeditious administration of the business of the courts". Subsection (b) even provides that the chief judge "in the interest of the effective and expeditious administration of [that] business.may.identify a complaint.and dispense with filing of a written complaint".
Thereafter §352 expressly provides for "(a) expeditious review; limited inquiry. -The chief judge shall expeditiously review any complaint". What is more, §353(a) requires that "If the chief judge does not enter an order under section 352(b), the chief judge shall promptly- (1) appoint.a special committee to investigate.(2) certify the complaint and any other documents.to each member and (3) provide written notice to the complainant of the action taken" (emphasis added).
The need for prompt action on my complaint is exacerbated by the pending proceedings before Judge Ninfo in Pfuntner v. Trustee Gordon et al., 02-2230, to which I am a party and from which he has refused to recuse himself. It would be a denial of due process to force me to litigate before him since in that case and in the related DeLano, 04-20280, he has engaged in a series of acts so consistently in disregard of the law and the facts and biased toward the local parties and bankruptcy system insiders, and against me, the sole non-local outsider, as to form a pattern of coordinated wrongdoing in support of a bankruptcy fraud scheme.
Judge Ninfo must now continue his abusive conduct to cover up his past abuse. Thus, he does not show even "the appearance of impartiality" needed for an objective observer to reasonably expect just and fair proceedings from him. Liteky v. United States, 510 U. S. 540, 548 (1994).
Therefore, I respectfully request that you use the Rules' 'informal means for disposing of complaints' to cause:
a) the appointment of a special investigative committee,
b) the certification of the proposed production order (¶20.f infra), and
c) the placement of the subject of the fraud scheme on the September agenda of the Judicial Conference.
Meantime, I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:04:25 +0100
My name is Roger *** - I once read on your website ... 'cover up a pactice of the police' - is that how you 'put it'? - however I would be pleased to know if I could see this again - your wonderful site is huge - can you help me please?
26/8/08 [address supplied]
Hi Roger, you're right about site tracking / updating problems.
Sounds like a reference to `sykophancy' (by bent judges / cops), or maybe something in `laworjustice'.
Or, if you're very sharp - try SEARCH
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 05:12:55 +0100
I was reading a article on your site about Mr Straw asking female muslims to remove their veils. Not sure why he does it, however the problem is with the writer. Islam transends tradition, Islam does not require a woman to wear a veil. Islam says if it is not in the Q'ran it is not allowed and from they work backwards as it were. This means in essence that wearing a veil is not Islamic. You should note that when so called Islamic leaders are questioned on this subject they tend to contradict each other and never give a direct yes or no.
As for the rest of the article in realation to Mr Staw and the current pope the writer is proberly correct.
Hello Friend (from mail-box)
think you're right on theology vs tradition. However some women adopt the veil as a right or a duty - so think they _would_ be offended by Straw's behavior - best, Ray
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:08:33 -0700 (PDT)
Everyday, grassroots activists around the world document pressing human rights abuses. These human rights defenders carry on in the face of terrible oppression and censorship. Join them in the fight for human rights. >>http://go.care2.com/e/8uAe/VP7X/qMBD
WITNESS is building a community of support for these activists called the Hub, a place where their voices can be heard. And you can become a part of this growing movement of activists, citizen journalists, lobbyists and video advocacy.
Standing together with the brave activists who capture on film human rights violations in their communities, we can share in their act of witnessing. And by doing so, we are compelled to take action to right the wrongs documented.
Help build a global community focused on alleviating human rights violations and strengthening the dignity of all people. Join them in the fight for human rights. Stand in solidarity with the Hub's human rights activists. >>http://go.care2.com/e/8uAe/VP7X/qMBD
Thanks for taking action!
Care2 Campaign Team
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 23:04:44 -0700 (PDT)
In the past year, a Great Britain government office considered 15 rape victims to be partially responsible for the assault because they had been drinking alcohol.
Blaming rape victims is unacceptable
These 15 victims' standard Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) payout of 11,000 pounds was reduced by up to 25 percent because they had consumed alcohol prior to being raped.
One victim, Helen, told London newspaper The Guardian that "I felt like I was being punished . . . It was like going back to the '70s, saying 'she was asking for it.'"
Although the CICA has since reversed its decision in Helen's case because she challenged the decision legally, the agency is refusing to open the other 14 cases for review unless the victims in question ask for it. But challenges must be brought within 90 days, meaning many of the women's opportunities to do so have already passed.
Tell the CICA: Take responsibility for your initial mistake and open the other 14 cases for review!
Thank you, LiAnna Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 15:48:38 +0100 Subject: CFOI courses July 2008
The Campaign for Freedom of Information is running two FOI courses in London and Birmingham which may be of interest:
'Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions - what do they mean in practice?'
A half-day course: Central London 21 July 2008 & Birmingham 24 July 2008
The course is aimed at practitioners, lawyers and other specialists with a working knowledge of the legislation. It will look at the implications of key decisions from recent months on the main exemptions, public interest test and procedural requirements. It will examine the approach being taken by the Commissioner & Tribunal in part by discussing apparently similar cases which have reached different outcomes.
Issues will include: "fair" and "unfair" disclosures of personal data; the FOI/EIR borderline; effective conduct of public affairs; investigations and proceedings; vexatious requests - recent Tribunal decisions question the Commissioner's guidance; where the public interest line is being drawn; advice and assistance.
The course will be presented by Maurice Frankel who has worked in the field for 25 years.
Significant discounts are available for more than one booking from the same organisation. If you think anyone else from your organisation would be interested please do let them know.
For further information -
Campaign for Freedom of Information
FOI Blog: foia.blogspot.com
Email: katherine at cfoi.demon.co.uk
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 21:31:55 EDT
The US House of Representatives is considering a resolution that could lead us into war with Iran. It would demand that the President impose a blockade on Iran - which Iran would almost certainly see as an act of war. Some congressional sources say the House could vote on the resolution, H.Con.Res. 362, very soon.
I just asked my Representative to ensure this resolution is not approved. Can you join me?
Click on this URL to take action now
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:36:38 -0400 Subject: Partnership Request
My name is Brian Williams and I am the marketing director for www.theattorneysforum.com. As of March 30th, 2008 we have launched our newly updated legal forum which is soon to become the internets largest destination for legal help and advice in North America. Currently we are ranked #24 on Google for the highly sought after keyword "attorneys" which receives more than 1 million monthly searches.
I have personally come across your website and think that exchanging links could benefit both of our businesses. By linking to us you will be given priority placement on our link partners page and be showcased in front of our thousands of daily visitors.
As the premier destination for legal advice and information we also welcome you to take part in our discussion forums. Whether you have legal questions of your own or can contribute to answering some current questions we would really like to see you on our forums. We are also looking for forum moderators and article contributors who can help us grow. If you are interested please feel free to send me an email.
I look forward to hearing from you in regards to this email.
Hi Brian, thanks for the offer but can't do commercials _or_ link exchanges - maybe check (up-dated) `REQUESTS'
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 11:13:19 -0700 (PDT)
A few short weeks ago, Iceland announced that it would openly defy an international ban and allow 40 minke whales and an unspecified number of fin whales to be killed this season.
In a time when whales already face threats from global warming, pollution and ship strikes, this brutal practice must be stopped.
Help end this heartless slaughter! Please donate today >> http://go.care2.com/e/5Z4K/vd4P/qMBD
Recently, Iceland sent 80 tons of fin whale meat to Japan. This meat is from whales caught in 2006. Reportedly, the meat could not sell domestically so it either rotted or sat frozen until a buyer could be found. However, Japan is not even allowing the meat into the country.
With little to no demand for whale meat, why is Iceland resuming the hunt?
Your donation can help HSI protect whales and other animals around the world >> http://go.care2.com/e/5Z4K/vd4P/qMBD
Thanks to the support of people like you, Humane Society International (HSI) has been working to stop whaling for decades. Their help led to the commercial whaling ban that Iceland is now defying.
But HSI needs your help to continue the fight against countries like Iceland who continue to destroy some of the most majestic creatures on our planet. Click here to get started >> http://go.care2.com/e/5Z4K/vd4P/qMBD
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 20:23:35 -0700 (PDT)
The unique land and ocean ecosystems of Beef Island in he British Virgin Islands are facing destruction at the hands of a large-scale development.
Stop the development today >> http://go.care2.com/e/5UQW/vAZk/qMBD
The entire complex would take up two-thirds of the currently pristine island:
* A shoreline marina and facility with room for 200 mega-yachts and other boats would replace a precious salt pond.
* An 18-hole champion golf course would reside within the Hans Creek fisheries protected area, the most important nursery habitat in the British Virgin Islands.
* A 280-unit five-star luxury hotel and condo community would destroy the home of 26 animal species.
Coral reefs, wetland systems, seagrass beds, sandy beaches and rocky shorelines currently provide critical fish nursery, conch and seabird nesting habitat. But your help is needed to save the homes of these creatures.
The British Virgin Islands government is allowing the developer to break environmental protection laws to build the resort.
Tell the Premier of the British Virgin Islands that you object to the development >> http://go.care2.com/e/5UQW/vAZk/qMBD
Thank you for protecting the health and well-being of this beautiful island.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
P.S. Time is running out to stop this destructive resort, so please act today. Your voice will make an important difference >> http://go.care2.com/e/5UQW/vAZk/qMBD
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 16:07:01 +0100 Subject: a standard for testing Household Products in the UK
An international coalition of animal protection groups from Europe and North America started the world's only internationally recognised scheme which can enable consumers to easily identify products not tested on animals. In the UK this scheme is known as the Humane Cosmetics Standard (HCS) and The Humane Household Products Standard (HHPS). British companies belonging to the Humane Household Products Standard include the Earth Friendly Products, the Co-op, the Bio-D Company Limited and Marks & Spencer. These companies must meet certain criteria that guarantee their products are not tested on animals after a fixed cut-off date.
In the UK there is a government policy prohibition on the animal testing of cosmetic products and their ingredients. Much of the criteria that merited this cosmetics testing prohibition can be applied to household products. An Early Day Motion (EDM 1215) requests the British Government to follow the example of the cosmetics testing prohibition and implement an equivalent ban for household products.
Please get EDM 1215 signed by your MP online at http://www.writetothem.com/
You can find out more about the HHPS and HCS at http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/
The law that controls all animal experimentation in Europe, Directive 86/609, is under review now. The European Commission first started the process of reviewing Directive 86/609 in 2001. Now, many years later, it is expected to present its proposals to amend the original directive very soon to the European Parliament for evaluation. The revision is expected to focus strongly on improvements in animal welfare and the promotion of alternative techniques. It will probably aim to specifically address conditions for animal use in new research methods post-dating the original Directive (eg transgenic animals and cloning research), and to limit experiments on non-human primates.
The British law for controlling the use of animals in experiments is the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act passed in 1986. The updated directive should be reflected by new national legislation in each member state. This is the time for the UK government to make alternative testing a priority and make available more validated alternatives for the testing of chemicals in Household products.
The review of Directive 86/609 is the time to make urgently available humane alternatives to replace the thousands of Primate experiments in Europe each year. If you think that this is important please sign the petition Ban Primate Experiments at www.animalaid.org.uk/h/f/ACTIVE/petition/?id=11&campaign=experiments
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 21:32:05 -0700 (PDT)
The beautiful and ecologically unique Beef Island in the British Virgin Islands is home to numerous plants and animals that contribute to the health of the marine area.
But a proposed five-star hotel, marina and golf course complex means a full two-thirds of the land on Beef Island would be developed! Register your objection to this destructive development today! >> http://go.care2.com/e/4jYc/Ul6J/qMBD
Elusive Caribbean roseate flamingos, rare West Indian whistling-ducks, and white-cheeked pintail are just a few of the animals whose population numbers will drop if we don't act now.
If the development moves forward, precious wildlife habitat, including mangrove, salt pond, terrestrial, and coral reef habitats of Beef Island, could disappear forever.
The proposed golf course would be within a fisheries-protected area that has been identified as the only significant and most important nursery habitat in the entire eastern sector of the British Virgin Islands.
Tell the British Virgin Islands Premier you would rather visit an ecologically beautiful region than a resort that destroys natural habitat. Sign today >> http://go.care2.com/e/4jYc/Ul6J/qMBD
Thank you for protecting this important marine area.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team