(Refined) Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure (R FRCP) (August 8, 2022)

Posted in Law, Rule of Law on August 8, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “One federal judge held up a pen and stated that he affixes his signature to more motions and stipulations for extensions of time than to any other pleading.  Every deadline is absurdly short in practice.  The legal beagles in power should double all deadlines in the rules with one pen stroke.  Even the time to notice an appeal should be doubled.  A party oftentimes needs a longer period of time to accept intellectually and emotionally the consequences of a decision and the challenges of taking an appeal.  60 days instead of 30 to take an appeal.”

J          “That is the problem.  The deadlines are short to benefit the judges not the public.  Judges and lawyers do not take reasonable action without tremendous public pressure.”

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Bumper stickers of the week:

If you cannot fully explain why you believe what you believe, you might be brainwashed.

Society has become so fraudulent that the truth actually bothers people.

“In the Fall an old man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of reforming the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.”  With a nod to Al

The War On Truthful Journalism Marches On;  U.S. Carpet Bombing Propaganda And Censorship Campaign Rages On (August 1, 2022)

Posted in Censorship, First Amendment, Propoganda on August 1, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “The U.S. is being the U.S. again and funding a ‘blacklist’ of journalists and commentators who ask hard questions and demand honest answers.  The U.S./Ukraine ‘Enemies List’ list includes individuals who are on the short list for a Pushitzer Prize and for the highly coveted Cameo In Courage Award.”

J          “I disapprove of what they say, but I will defend to the death their right to say it.”

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[See the “US Should Not Fund Ukrainian ‘Blacklist’” reprinted in “Consortium News” dated July 27, 2022 by Scott Ritter.]

[Take some time reading and reflecting on the e-commentary six years ago on the concerted attacks on independent journalists at A “Journalist” Declares War On Journalists . . . And Journalism (November 28, 2016) and Dispatches From The War On Journalism: The New “Nixon’s Enemies List” (December 5, 2016).  See the propaganda war waged by even NPR at N. Propaganda R. Transcribed:  “Get Vaccinated.  Attack Russia.”  Oh, And Happy Presidents’ Day! (February 21, 2022) and Washington Wants War In The Worst Way:  Dust Off The IOSAT Or Return To The Status Quo Ante Bellum? (January 24, 2022).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“I disapprove of what you say, but [I] will defend to the death your right to say it.”  Voltaire

“To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal.”  Henry Kissinger

Spiritual And Intellectual Eunuchs (July 25, 2022)

Posted in Society on July 25, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “That description about captures it.”

J          “Catchy too.”

.  .  .

K          “Obsequious to those in power.”

J          “Sycophantic to those above them.”

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K          “Never took a stand.”

J          “Never joined a sit-in.”

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K          “Their biography reads:  ‘Born – Consumed – Died.’”

J          “Or ‘Amassed credentials and lucre.  Never really did anything of substance or permanence.’”

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[See the e-commentary at Fight Or Flight In The Face Of Fear? A Principled Reaction To Stand (November 30, 2020) and “If I Get Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer . . . .” (December 13, 2021).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Born – Consumed – Died

Make waves

If you stay silent and fail to rock the boat in this war between good and evil, your life might be easier, but your children’s won’t.

Conformity is doing what everyone else is doing regardless of what is right; Morality is doing what is right regardless of what everyone else is doing.

It is remarkable how many people believe themselves intellectually superior for repeating what authority tells them.  It is also remarkable how school is structured to reward students for repeating what authority tells them.  I wonder if there is a connection?

There was a very cautious man

Who never laughed or played

He never risked, he never tried.

He never sang or prayed.

And when he one day passed away

His insurance was denied,

For since he never really lived,

They claimed he never really died.

(Anonymous poem)

Expanding The Goal In Soccer (July 18, 2022)

Posted in Society, Sports on July 18, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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J          “One yard wider.”

K          “One meter wider.”

. . .

J          “People want points.  The games should produce lacrosse scores.  10 – 9 or 14 – 13 or 17 – 11.  Two digits for each team.”

K          “Purists will object, buy I am a purist who does not object.”

. . .

K          “Thirty years ago, the back-pass rule in soccer was implemented to universal and enduring acclaim.”

J          “Forty years ago, the shot clock in college basketball vitiated the four corners stall that was legal yet undermined the flow and possibilities of the game.”

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K          “Expand the goal by a meter.  Enrich the game by a mile.”

J          “Or just a yard. And enrich it by a kilometer.” 

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[See the e-commentary on sports at On The Vernal Equinox (March 21, 2011).]

Bumper sticker of the week:

Make the Beautiful Game more pulchritudinous

Boycott DuckDuckGo (July 11, 2022)

Posted in Boycott Series, Internet on July 11, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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J          “Not a surprise.  Everything involving or affiliated with the Internet has been and is being used for evil.  When I started hearing ads on the radio for the Duck and then heard that the search engine was censoring speech, I knew it was on the dark side.” 

K          “Another search engine will come along . . . and be used for evil.”

J          “And then another.”

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[See the “The DuckDuckGo Controversy” reprinted in “Peak Prosperity” dated May 29, 2022 by Terence Kam.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”  Eric Hoffer

Independence Day (July 4, 2022)

Posted in Society on July 4, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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J          “What does it mean to most folks?”

K          “Sales and bar-b-ques.  Some folks do reflect on its significance.”

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[See the e-commentary at July 4 (July 4, 2011) and September 17 – Constitution Day (September 19, 2011).]

Bumper sticker of the week:

What does Independence Day mean to you?

They Lied.  With Malice.  Under Oath.  Before The Senate.  In Front Of The American People. (June 27, 2022)

Posted in Abortion, Perjury, Perjury/Dishonesty, Supreme Court on June 27, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “All five of them lied.  And all five are going to get away with the lies.”

J          “All five of them lied.  All five are getting away with the lies.  That is America today.  They knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that getting the job required them to lie to the Senate and the American people and then left them unteathered to decide to the contrary and get away with it.”

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J          “Without the detriment of any formal American legal indoctrination, I regard the opinion issued on Friday written in what was probably a smoke-filled back room as just an opinion . . . that happens to be the wrong opinion.  Everyone is entitled to an opinion.  To gauge their true and binding sentiments, I place stock in what they averred to the Senate and to the entire nation under oath and in public.  In plain English, they backhandedly agreed that Roe v. Wade was settled law, stare decisis is a fundamental principle of American law and a right to privacy exists in the Constitution.  To the extent they were knowingly coy, they were intentionally deceptive.  To discern and divine the true and accurate decision that is to guide the land, you must turn to the statements made under oath to the American people.  Properly analyzed, Roe was upheld by a 9 – 0 vote.”

K          “Logic has no place in the discussion.  What they did was a raw, naked and unvarnished abuse of power.”

. . .

K          “For a decade I have observed that the Supreme Court is not a legitimate institution and as constituted has no legitimate role to play in American law and society.  The humility, integrity and honesty addressed in Federalist No. 78 are not in evidence in the judiciary today.  The Supremes have gone rogue.”

J          “The situation is hopeless.  The Supreme Court has the ability to do physical violence to the citizens of America which is why they are able to do violence to the body politic.”

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K          “The major Democratic politicians do not have the courage or the integrity to impeach them because they do not have courage or integrity.  The Roe issue is also the greatest fund raiser for the DNC machine.  However, lying to Congress is a violation of multiple provisions of Title 18, the federal criminal code.  The Attorney General should present the criminal charges to a grand jury.  That might get some attention.  They may find their lifetime appointment is served in the graybar hotel.”

J          “Not going to happen in America.”  

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K          “We live in a country with many, many, many rules and many, many, many laws, but we do not live in a country that believes in or adheres to the rule of law.”

J          “There is no law, there is only ideology.”

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[See the e-commentary at Impeach Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Barrett . . . For Perjury? For Not Good Behavior? (June 6, 2022) and Law Is Politics ; Politics Is Law (July 7, 2014) and four dozen other e-commentaries over the last two decades.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

We live in a country with many, many, many rules and many, many, many laws, but we do not live in a country that believes in or adheres to the rule of law.

There is no law, there is only ideology.

Dragon Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle; Eagle + Bruin > Dragon (June 20, 2022)

Posted in China, Foreign Policy, Russia on June 20, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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Dragon < Eagle > Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle; Eagle + Bruin > Dragon

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[See the e-commentary involving Dragon < Eagle > Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle; Eagle + Bruin > Dragon throughout this site.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Dragon < Eagle > Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle; Eagle + Bruin > Dragon

Juneteenth

Solstice

Hold ‘em?  Fold ‘em? Who knows? (June 13, 2022)

Posted in Economy, Song Reference, Stock Market on June 13, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Fold ‘em?”

J          “Hold ‘em?”

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K          “Uncertain times.”

J          “Certainement.”

. . .

K        “Every measurement, every metric, every benchmark, every instinct, every impulse, every pulse screams that the financial system should have exploded and imploded years ago.”

J          “The only thing the little person in the American criminal enterprise system can do is buy and hold in and for the long term.  The system is otherwise rigged to plunder the little person and protect the big person.”

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[See the e-commentary at The Great Checkmate And The Great Seesaw: Interesting Rates (April 11, 2022), Careening Toward A Global Totalitarian Authoritarian Behemoth?  And Then There Is The Fed’s Self-Inflicted Great Checkmate. (January 3, 2022) and “Bitcoin”, “Ethereum” . . . “Blockchain Technology” Say What? (July 3, 2017).]

Bumper sticker of the week:

Hold ‘em?  Fold ‘em?

A day late and a Bitcoin short.

“You’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em,  Know when to walk away, know when to run.  You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table, There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done.”  “The Gambler” written by Don Schlitz and sung by Kenny Rogers.

Hard come, easy go.

Impeach Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Barrett? For Perjury? For Not Good Behaviour? (June 6, 2022)

Posted in Perjury, Perjury/Dishonesty, Supreme Court on June 6, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “We agree on something!”

J          “You agree with me on something!”

. . .

J          “The lie is the backbone of contemporary civilization.  But lies are costly and inefficient and not good because you know that you still must commit resources – time and money – to discern the truth. ”

K          “Lying is a way of life.”

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J          “Asking a potential justice how he or she might rule in the future is not allowed in our shallow and faux political politeness.  Asking a justice how he or she respects a ruling in the past – a precedent in a system purportedly underpinned by stare decisis and the rule of precedent – is appropriate.  The ambitious potential Justices were asked about Roe v. Wade . . . and appear to have lied to the Senate to get the job.”

K          “The Constitution states that the judicial officers can remain in office for ‘good behaviour’.  It does not state that they can be removed only for bad behavior.  The test is all well and good and places the burden of proof and persuasion on the judge or Justice.  A procedure should be established to require every federal judge to evince to the satisfaction of the public that he or she has exhibited ‘good behavior’ on the bench every four years.” 

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K          “There is no final decision from the Supreme Beings, so as the lawyers would say the issue is not ripe.”

J          “The Democrats are betting on the January 6 hearings to save them this November not a negative response to the likely decision.”

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[See the e-commentary under the Categories Perjury and Perjury/Dishonesty.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

If it feels good, do it.

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”  Friedrich Nietzsche (?)