Archive for August, 2022

(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