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WHEN BEZTIES TURN IN TO BOOTY CALLS OF A FEMALE KIND

13 Dec

It starts with making calls that take days to get returned, if…..

And then when calls or texts are returned, it is at a convenience to them, their wants, their needs and desires, and then… nothing for weeks, even months until that call or text or email comes, usually a text asking to do something with them of their want, their needs and desire…..

The signs were there- promises of things that would be done, showing up on your door step at late hours ONE cup of whatever in hand, not two, one for them, one for you… ONE

There was dropping the blunt hint of wanting a specific pitch-in benefiting their life, their convenience, an inconvenience to the askee. The talk centers around their problems with their spouse, their teen, their out laws and bosses. And then there is that use of the ‘word’- the J word, the K word, the M word, the T word and the N word, non of which are used in your home or vocabulary.

Nothing is said. Women are women, timid to speak up, moreso when the offensive one is a Beztie to do things with, maybe, hopefully, for life, or almost as long, until one day, damn if it doesnt smack of Booty Call Of A Female Kind.

Women do make Booty Calls on friendships. Just like in dating men (or women), women do come in to a friend relationship making promises that dont get kept with intentions that came off great out of the chute but, over time, petered (or paul’d) out. It is dating without the sex. It still doesnt feel good to note they werent there because of you.

Know this. It isnt you. It is them. They dont have what it takes for going the long haul. When the proverbial sh*t hits the fan, they will leave you S.O.L., hangin out there on your own where you figure you are better to be, until the next potential Beztie comes along and you try again.

Booty Call Bezties chase when you pull back.

The once in a while text turns in to e-stalking. The “I dont think so” response to their texted suggestion turns into eight more texts each one a cell phone screen longer than the prior text.

Saying nothing doesnt work. Saying something isnt listened to. Late night texts after nine, their talking about their ex or other girlfriends or moms, kids and husbands, learning their week was filled with other women friends….

Don’t take it personal. It’s not you. It’s a Booty Call of a female kind. Women with testosterone. Count to ten, wait 8 weeks and keep on keeping on.633pca

LORETTA LYNCH’S NOMINATION HINGES ON CODE OF LAWYER RESPONSIBILITY…

22 Jan

Loretta Lynch’s nomination as US Attorney General is nothing about minutia. Loretta’s nomination hinges on Ms. Lynch being a lawyer operating under a Code Of Professional Responsibility. It’s not rocket science. It’s like being a little bit pregnant. Either someone is pregnant or they are not.

Either Ms. Lynch has upheld conducted herself under New York state Code Of Professional Responsibility or not. Yes? Thumbs up. No? Thumbs down, next, when it comes to weighing the nomination of an individual sworn to enforce the Law, when Oaths are taken along the way, and sworn to. This same benchmark applies to lawyers who become Presidents, beggaring the question, is this individual compliant with Oaths sworn to along their way.

That said, with Congress, too often, filled with lawyers warming hearing benches, and Judges, to be reminded, if their law licenses are active, alot is at stake for them, too.

Law is about Ethics not rhetoric. Congress is increasingly moreso about rhetoric not ethics nor about thinking versus tweeting.

Let’s do Loretta, here. Let us approach her nomination on an even playing field, not upon what is written online, or isn’t.

Ms. Lynch is a New York lawyer. New York lawyers are guided by Rules of Ethics, as is Attorney Eric Holder, guided by Rules of Ethics, in his case DC law, having moved from being a DC Judge in to Top Dog seat at the Department of Justice.

Ms. Lynch, as a lawyer, is answerable to 74 pages of New York Lawyer’s Code of Professional Responsibility (Updated Through December 28, 2007) (http://www.nysba.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=26638)

Pages 1-4 adress the Canons:

CANON 1. A LAWYER SHOULD ASSIST IN MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY AND COMPETENCE OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION…………….. 8

CANON 2. A LAWYER SHOULD ASSIST THE LEGAL PROFESSION IN FULFILLING ITS DUTY TO MAKE LEGAL COUNSEL AVAILABLE ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 16

CANON 3. A LAWYER SHOULD ASSIST IN PREVENTING THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW ………………………………………….. 39

CANON 4. A LAWYER SHOULD PRESERVE THE CONFIDENCES AND SECRETS OF A CLIENT……………………………………….. 41

CANON 5. A LAWYER SHOULD EXERCISE INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT ON BEHALF OF A CLIENT…………………………………………………………………………………………

CANON 6 A LAWYER SHOULD REPRESENT A CLIENT COMPETENTLY…………………………………………………………………………………..

CANON 7 A LAWYER SHOULD REPRESENT A CLIENT ZEALOUSLY WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF THE LAW…………………………….. 56

CANON 8. A LAWYER SHOULD ASSIST IN IMPROVING THE LEGAL SYSTEM …………………………………………………………………………. 68

CANON 9. A LAWYER SHOULD AVOID EVEN THE APPEARANCE OF PROFESSIONAL IMPROPRIETY……………………………. 70

THE PREAMBLE says The continued existence of a free and democratic society depends upon recognition of the concept that justice is based upon the rule of law grounded in respect for the dignity of the individual and the capacity of the individual through reason for enlightened self-government. Law so grounded makes justice possible, for only through such law does the dignity of the individual attain respect and protection. Without it, individual rights become subject to unrestrained power, respect for law is destroyed, and rational self-government is impossible.

Lawyers, as guardians of the law, play a vital role in the preservation of society. The fulfillment of this role requires an understanding by lawyers of their relationship with and function in our legal system. A consequent obligation of lawyers is to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct. In fulfilling professional responsibilities, a lawyer necessarily assumes various roles that require the performance of many difficult tasks. Not every situation which the lawyer may encounter can be foreseen, but fundamental ethical principles are always present for guidance. Within the framework of these principles, a lawyer must with courage and foresight be able and ready to shape the body of the law to the ever-changing relationships of society. The Code of Professional Responsibility points the way to the aspiring and provides standards by which

to judge the transgressor. Each lawyer’s own conscience must provide the touchstone against which to test the extent to which the lawyer’s actions should rise above minimum standards. But in the last analysis it is the desire for the respect and confidence of the members of the profession and of the society which the lawyer serves that should provide to a lawyer the incentive for the highest possible degree of ethical conduct. The possible loss of that respect and confidence is the ultimate sanction. So long as its practitioners are guided by these principles, the law will continue to be a noble profession. This is its greatness and its strength, which permit of no compromise.”

The PRELIMINARY STATEMENT states, “The Code of Professional Responsibility consists of three separate but interrelated parts: Canons, Ethical Considerations, and Disciplinary Rules. The Code is designed to be both an inspirational guide to the members of the profession and a basis for disciplinary action when the conduct of a lawyer falls below the required minimum standards stated in the Disciplinary Rules… A lawyer should ultimately be responsible for the conduct of the lawyer’s employees and associates in the course of the professional representation of the client.”

A case being circulated against Ms. Lynch’s nomination is being approached from one POV, point of view. There is another consideration of approach to be taken far more seriously, off focus of this man. The system. Not this man. The question. How did this man come to be even of issue? Who allowed him and people like him to happen. Recall what Bernie Madoff said, they knew.

There is a legal concept called Respondeat Superior, top dog liability. As top legal beagle in New York, as a lawyer, it was/is Ms. Lynch’s responsibility to protect Main Street, knowingly or unknowingly isn’t even debatable here. The line Main Street gets from law enforcement is Ignorance of the law isn’t an allowable excuse. Even to Ms. Lynch. And, to Legislators arguing Wall Street in the House and the Senate.

Five letters. FINRA. Three letters. SRO.

The application of those eight, 8, letters here is that Ms. Lynch’s office, along with other US Attorney offices across the country have allowed Financial Crime to continue, harming Main Street. Quick tutorial. Watch the television show AMERICAN GREED. Then, next, recall what Bernie Madoff said, THEY KNEW. They? The company he worked for. FINRA.

It wasn’t until Madoff’s crimes hit the desk of an attorney, somewhere, did these crimes, repeated throughout Wall Street on unsuspecting Main Street, hit the news. Bad US Attorney. Someone should have figured this din of thieving out a lot sooner.

FINRA is a self regulating organization, which means spit. As a self-regulating organization FINRA writes By-laws, Rules and Codes of Procedure FINRA purports to bind its members too. Members? Yes. As an IRS non-profit category BUSINESS LEAGUE, same category as Chambers and football leagues, FINRA members pay FINRA money to belong. FINRA members are Brokers and Brokerages, not Investment Advisors and, most clearly, not Investors. Somehow for decades, FINRA and its predecessor the NASD, hornswaggled Investors in to believing (a) complaints against the Financial Consultant had to be addressed in FINRA arbitration/mediation and (b) that once addressed within FINRA arbitration that (i) a confidentiality agreement had to be signed so the matter was not discussed (ii) to get payment of pennies on the dollar of the stolen funds back that the Investor had to sign an agreement to have the Investors theft matter, expunged.

Expunged? Deleted. Gone. Disappear. Vamoosed. Nada. Never took place. And that is how Bernie Madoff got away with his crime, in New York for as long has he did. This is the point Ms. Lynch is accountable for, being US Attorney from 1999 – 2001 and from 2010 to present date.

It is Ms. Lynch’s Respondeat Superior to have known Financial Crimes are being expunged by FINRA without even being reported to the police. FINRA is not law enforcement. FINRA is an SRO, a self regulated organization.

Ms. Lynch’s administration did/is not issuing Alerts to Investors to file Theft/money-identity reports with the Investors local police, as their Step One. Ms. Lynch’s, and other US Attorney Generals know that without reports of Crimes being made that there cannot be an effective, fact filled data base at FINCEN, in DC.

Ms. Lynch’s administration has not sued FINRA on behalf of New York Investors conned by the Bernie Madoffs, putting FINRA out of business as an Accessory to Crimes, covering crimes and even, one could say, masquerading as Law Enforcement.

In one matter, FINRA determined there was no wrongdoing when documents detail a decade of Identity Theft, Money Theft and Digital Trespassing, even Spoilation of Documents. Gets better, the name of an employee of JP Morgan is all over 800+ PDFs that FINRA determined would not be passed forward to law enforcement. THESE crimes take place daily, damaging to the bottom line fiscal health of Main Streeters. This is a question Ms. Lynch must answer to. “I didn’t know” is not the answer. In fact, that these behaviours continue to infect, is a disqualifier to Ms. Lynch’s nomination. But it gets better.

FINRA is not a forum for Investors within which to adress complaints against Investment Advisors. Yet, someone FINRA does mislead Investors in to believing FINRA is the forum to adjudicate this matter. Ms. Lynch should have caught this, and, most important, Ms. Lynch should have caught the fact that FINRA, aside from being a forum for Brokers and Brokerage disputes, should not be conducting Arbitrations, period. Arbitration disputes are to be compliant with the FAA, the Federal Arbitration Act. The FAA requires the host forum to be neutral. In that FINRA, is collecting dues from its members, and Investors are not FINRA members, this alone is something Ms. Lynch should have known, taking steps to shut down all FINRA locations in New York state, and, well, yup, put people taking part in this con in jail, from the ground floor to the penthouse suite. Like police officers tell drivers exceeding the speed limit hidden by a tree branch in front of the sign, “Ignorance is no excuse…, you should have known.”

Ms. Lynch, even Eric Holder should know.

You see if Ms. Lynch had been doing her job, officers on the beat would have been too busy to bother with Eric Garner. Ask ten cops…. Given the choice between the perp on the street or a financial white collar criminal like Bernie Madoff or the dozens upon dozens of Fiduciary Robbery stories filling the news and shows like American Greed, which the officer would rather pursue? The cops answer in a heartbeat. They would the Big Cons, so technically, in a way, by ignoring FINRA and the Criminals FINRA covers up for, one could say, as Respondeat Superior, Ms. Lynch had a hand in Eric Garner’s death.

There are the lawyers filling FINRA offices across America that Ms. Lynch should be looking in to, Lawyers representing Claimants and Lawyers representing Respondents and even Lawyers serving as Arbitrators and Mediators in FINRA DRS forums. As officers of the Court, they are required to uphold laws they are bound to in their state of Licensing or, the State the Lawyer argues a case before FINRA without being licensed in that State.

How these Lawyers get away with these crimes is simple. No one checks. No one in FINRA makes the Lawyer document to the State the FINRA matter is being argued, first by mail/email/fax with FINRA case managers in Boca Raton, Florida. No one in the State of Arbitration requires lawyers to affix their Bar Number to a paper, mitigating incidents of practicing law without licenses.

No one addresses that fact that forced Arbitration has become the shoe horn FINRA and its dues paying members use to wedge Investor complaints in to FINRA’s forum, something best looked at as being a Vegas environment- what goes on in FINRA, stays in FINRA- again, aiding to abetting Crimes not being reported to FINCEN and local Law Enforcement or US Attorneys across the United States of America, the jurisdiction Ms. Lynch will be overseeing if Ms. Lynch’s nomination goes through.

The US Constitution guarantees every man his day in Court. Somewhere along the way, a judge or group of them got together to create their Golden Parachute Post Retirement, called Arbitration. Arbitrations hide data. FINCEN needs data to understand Crimes hurting Main Street.

FINRA does not release names of its Arbitrators to the Public. FINRA does not report the Arbitration ruling records of its Arbitrators to the Public. FINRA does not release a data base of award sizes either. In a world where Google has everyone’s lives on line, somehow one wishes Edward Snowden or Anonymous would release this data hidden from the public, data that would be published publicly if that matter had been allowed to be adjudicated in the Halls of Justice.

Ms. Lynch’s redemption can be in promising to shut FINRA down, to offer Main Street investors their opportunity to have their matters undone to receive the Justice denied. Ms. Lynch’s redemption would be in holding accountable FINRA involved Parties to the same standard of Main Street.

Ms. Lynch’s redemption can be in apologizing. “I didn’t know” isn’t acceptable. Stating “I failed you” is, along with taking steps against lawyers who misled Investment clients in to FINRA forums the lawyers knew their Client should never had been in.

Oh, there is one more thing, Ms. Lynch might address, using the New York Committee overseeing lawyers as her homecourt example. A person bringing a complaint against a New York lawyer is not protected by a Whistle Blower kind of law. A person reporting a New York lawyer must be given Privacy, Invisibility while the Complaint is being addressed, reserving their option of being named publicly, if the Department determines merit to the Complaint. The New York Committee immediately sends the name and contact information of the Complainant to the lawyer, exposing the Complainant to blackmail, threats even extortion by the lawyer. Allegedly, no such protection exists in the oversight written by the New York State of Appeals. Ms. Lynch should have picked up on this along time earlier, knowing that exposing Whistle Blowers will give Complainants pause to say nothing. Nada. Never.

Ms. Lynch is bound to the same Code of Ethics as all other New York and American lawyers, as is Eric Holder bound by DC Ethics, as a lawyer, in issues such as Fast and Furious (http://www.dcbar.org/bar-resources/legal-ethics/amended-rules/index.cfm) . It is by these standard Ms. Lynch’s nomination should be judged. Not on minutia. Respondeat Superior.

Minutia can be distracting. Stick to the facts. Stick to the laws Professional licenses are issued under. The domino effect is tremendous upon lawyers in the field, getting the message Lawyers are not bound to their Codes of Ethics. Law students will get the message crime does pay. And Main Street will walk away stating, ‘we knew it all the time.’ Law is theater where the best performance wins.

THE TRICYCLE THEATER SET INTERESTING WHEELS IN MOTION

10 Aug

The Tricycle Theatre threw down a political gauntlet when refusing the Jewish Film Festival to hold its annual event at this venue. Sometimes, blessings come disguised. And as the saying goes, you never really know who your friends are until you need them.

Well, the Tricycle Theatre picked a battle that is coming back to bite them.

The Tricycle Theater is a Charity, Registered Number 276892. The Charity states its Mission statement as “THE CHARITY USES DIFFERENT ART FORMS TO ENTERTAIN, EDUCATE & STIMULATE AUDIENCES, PARTICIPANTS AND USERS TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS A MORE COHESIVE COMMUNITY.”

Sites like Charityportal.org.uk list Tricycle Theater under “Arts, Cultural, Humanities.” There is nothing Humane nor anything Cohesive about dictating how someone should pay. There is a God in the Jewish Film Festival learning, publicly albeit, The Tricycle Theatre determines, good and bad, by Color, the color of money.

The Tricycle Theater has taken to posting to its blog, buried back pages on its site, comments from multiple people defending why the Theatre’s offer is not racist. The Theatre offered to give the Jewish Film Festival the donation equivalent the Festival received from the Israeli government.

Charityportal.org.uk says the Tricycle Theatre, Cinema and Art Gallery specialize in “Afro-Caribbean, Irish, Asian, Jewish and Children’s works.” Beware Children, Asians, Irish and Afro-Caribbean, your handwriting of treatment is on the Tricycle Theatre’s wall, and website (www.tricycle.co.uk). As long as you do what the theatre wants you to do and assemble and circulate with people, business and other the Tricycle Theatre approves of then you are good to affiliate with their Community.

Their Community? It’s in black and white and can be read all over the Internet. The Tricycle Theatre filed their quarterly, late, 45 days, to be exact. Their Accounts were filed 33 days late. The Tricycle Theater Company Limited alleges to the Charity Commission that its annual income is 3,333,068 pounds, spending 3,334,983.

Now, the interesting thing about Boards and people, is the average person believes their being on a Board indemnifies the Board member from Bad Behaviour of the Charity. I would hazard that clause be read carefully. FYI, in America Tricycle Theatre? That is not the case. Everyone on the board is accountable and liable.

There is an Art to Apology, Indhu Rubasingham. Rubashingham is the Tricycle Theatre’s Artistic Director. Rubasingham writes above his signature on the Theatre’s page seeking support. He wrote, “Be part of our journey. Help us to continue to take risks, challenge perceptions and inspire young people through our work on stage and in the community.” Further writing, “The Tricycle Theatre is a local venue with an international vision and our ambitions can only be achieved with your support.”

Sir, the last time I looked, co-existence was taught with an embrace. And mentoring kids, well, sure, I guess intolerance, racism and bias is mentoring too. I wonder how the High Court will rule on teaching Anti-semitism. Yes, like it or not, Jews and Israel are entertwined.

So, YO, to the High Road the Jewish Film festival took. And Tricycle Theatre, I wish you success in court in that I guess someone is going to start looking in to you magical 1000 pounds off charitable balance sheet and start asking questions of all your benefactors, doing diligence checking their check books and your receipts to assure all monies detailed in checks stayed and reconcile. Oh yah, and then there is the SLIGHT matter that with the Tricycle Theatre being a UK Charity, the Tricycle Theatre is receiving funds from another participant in the Middle East.

The UK. It’s a tax thing. It’s called Tax Consideration due to being a charity.

Rewind. British Mandate. League of Nations.(http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/10/26/the-myth-of-the-u-n-creation-of-israel/)

Just an FYI, sir, the League of Nations? The United Nations? Nothing more than business leagues formed of members which are countries. Just tossing that in.

You seem to be of the age of Wikipedia. Once upon a time there was something called a Dictionary where words written on pages were not rewritten and edited to reflect agendas, political and otherwise.

The Middle East architect was Britain, the same source your Charity designation is received Tax/financial benefit from. It is always interesting to sit back and watch chickens come home to roost. Looking forward to seeing the investigation for intolerance and possibly abuse of Charitable status and/or funds play out in the news. Never know what one finds once they start digging (http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/). If I know one thing about British media, on a slow day even charity reconciliations can make a good story. Hmmm, who is the Trike’s Benefactors, Board members… start there….Trustees, the Charity Commission lists ” JONATHAN LEVY, BAZ BAMIGBOYE, LADY SIMONE WARNER, BARBARA HARRISON, JENNY JULESPAM JORDAN, JUDY LEVER, KAY ELLEN CONSOLVER, FIONA CALNAN, PHILIPPE SANDS, JEREMY RODNEY PINES LEWISON, MRS ANNEKE RACHEL MENDELSOHN, MR Philip Himberg (http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/)

The Charity online summary filed with the Commission states, “The Tricycle views the world through a variety of lenses, bringing unheard
voices into the mainstream. It presents high quality, innovative work,
which provokes debate and emotionally engages. Located in Brent, the
most diverse borough in London, the Tricycle is a local theatre with an
international vision,” benefiting “Children/Young People/Students,Elderly people, People with access requirements, A diverse demographic, aimed to appeal to all ethnic or racial origins, People at risk of social exclusion
Other defined groups, Emerging artists, The general public.” I guess exclusion doesnt include Israel (http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/SIR/ENDS92%5C0000276892_SIR_20130331_E.PDF).

I am guessing the Tricycle Theatre has some quick Charity Commission Amendments to do…Question 4 – The charity’s objectives and achievements What were your charity’s main annual objectives and were they achieved?” The Trike wrote, “19 screenings per week. Attendance 41998. The cinema hosted or was part of various festivals including UK Jewish Film Festival, Images of Black Women. Also a no. of Q+A performances.” Not this year.

The Trike was asked “Question 6 – The charity’s financial health
How would you describe your charity’s financial health at the end of the period?” The Trike answered, “The operating surplus for the year for 12/13 was £25,291. Accumulated
surplus to date is £161,853.” The Trike answered Question 7 – The next year
How will the overall performance last year affect your charity’s medium to long term strategy” by filling in “The Tricycle will continue with its strong financial management, continue
to improve its good system of identifying, managing and mitigating any
major risks to the charity. We will contain activity and overhead costs to
minimse the risk of a deficit.” And then MRS Bridget Kalloushi, nailed the Board Members by certifying online that “the information provided was correct,
it had been or would be brought to the attention of all the trustees,” and that those who give answers that they know are untrue or misleading may be committing an
offence.

Mrs. Kalloushi, you may be about to learn, like the UK Jewish Film Festival who your friends are…(http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/SIR/ENDS92%5C0000276892_SIR_20130331_E.PDF)

Good move, Jewish Film Festival. Your Yiddish rooted boots were made for walking, taking the High Road…OY!

LURE OF THE DRAGON LADY (c) Carrie Devorah :

7 Feb

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LURE OF THE DRAGON LADY (c) Carrie Devorah :

Anagrams happen.

So do myths. So do….. dragons. So do dragons leathered in blacks of heart.

So do illusions. As it turned out, it was nothing more than that. Bitch. An elegant one. Or so it seemed until the Dragon Lady sat before the Tribunal of her peers. Her leather? Gone. Her hair askew as if to suggest the night prior was filled with debauchery and lawlessness. The perfection of her cream white skin was replaced with puffery. The red of her dress could not cover the black of her heart.

Beauty they say beauty is skin deep. It is. Evil eats away at perfection from the inside out.

The Dragon Lady’s victim watched as illusion was chipped away one lie at a time. Tribunals answer to their Lord, Greed, Master over his own fiefdom with disdain for the very people the Dragon Lady plucks life from.

She is one of theirs.

Even before the Dragon Lady entered the Tribunal’s court, she was victor. She knew that. They knew that. The flaunting of her sagged aging breasts was, well, unnecessary other than for to tease the Tribunal, aged men fearing death. Angered at life they cannot control, the Tribunal take wrath out on victims unsuspecting of the Dragon Lady’s stealth. She leaned in, knowing what she chose to believe were supple breasts of her youth long gone, were still a tease to the Tribunals. Sly, she watched as the Chairman looked then away looked then away looked then cleared his throat. The Dragon Lady knew, as middle aged as her teats were, the Tribunal coveted them. Tragic when old whores play tart.

It was a display of sloth.

The Dragon Lady’s victim sat. In the first instant, she knew all was lost. The next four days were to be nothing more than charade, a performance of protocol.

Another day. Another victim deceit lured to the lair of the Dragon Lady.

It was night.

It was dawn.

It was mourning.

She stood at the edge. Blackness swirled below. It was in the hands of the Gods. Eyes closed her face turned upwards. Thoughts gone. There were no goodbyes. There was no one. The warriors she had turned to in the past themselves turned out to be false gods. She knew they knew she was a force. Once they tasted of her honey, they were gone on to lower vibrations that made them feel to be the men they knew inside they weren’t. Her potency scared them. It did not scare her. She did not see it until now that is. Looking in to the mirror the girl inside did not recognize the elder woman looking back, sad eyes not quite soulless. There had been nothing more to lose. She knew that in sending out winged messages of hope disguised as cries for help, without tears, without pain, without words. Boxed.

She was worn.

Embracing the spirit of warriors before, the women, she cloaked her innocence. And stood. Her insides calling up the Great Ones for guidance, there, on the edge. The warriors before her were faceless, nameless, breathless. Long gone. But their history wrote the path that pulled her to the edge. She had no lasting memories of how she arrived here. None.

Sweet peace, she stepped off. Free falling, all was gone.

Silence. The pure coolness of wind against her face was delicious. In this moment. In others, it stung as whipping as the wind in a tempest. Eyes tight. Chin tilted up. The flame of her hair whipped and tossed. Letting go, letting God, she felt the distance between her and the sworling darkness magnify. Off the edge, granted her greatness she never knew her of before.

The lure of the Dragon Lady was the mother’s milk of evil- desperation in a time of need. She was not in the Dragon Lady’s lair by accident. It was be design. She learned this after, much much after. Once upon a time their world was a world of blessing where things were what they appeared to be. That was gone. Each day was a battle unseen until it was too late. Others had come to the edge, plummeting in to the darkness below. How it was that she soared, she had no answer. That said, she never had answers just inimitable survival engrained. In her heart rung hollow words she lifted others with telling them ‘let the decision make itself. Decisions that make themselves, from your inside of heart, not from the head, are the decisions that make the moving forward, afterward, easier…’ These words worked for her in moving forward after the murder of her brother.

That is why she soared. She was in peace. The others hearts were heavy with regret even hate. They plummeted. The Angels would come. She knew. She looked left. She looked right. She was not alone. She was carried. Blue Angels lifted her higher. A smile began to cross her face. The grip tightening her eyes loosened as the sky she transversed lightened. From darkness to light. The Gods beckoned.

She did not recognize the sound she was hearing. It was coming from insider of her. It was laughter. The absence of joy had been that long. Like crystal bells being rung.

8 weeks she was told to embrace with patience had begun. 8 weeks. She soared. The beginning of the end was begun.

She had drifted with difficulty away from temptations. Joba was a deacon of the Tribunal. She had shaken her sensibilities seeing the image of his spawn standing, father’s message in hand. The child was thin. Tall. Sullen. She could only guess it was Joba’s journeys that left a child without a childhood. She understood why Joba saw no culpability in her journey to the edge. She was not his child. She was grown and she could not comprehend. How could a child understand there are those who live off pieces of hate and pieces of love but never the whole pie in one place.

As she rose buoyed by the winds, the tethers that tied her felt unleashed. She knew her journey. She knew her path. She knew for the first time that being led throughout her life had been into a maze beset with challenges, though she survived, barely. Her devotion to her man cubs was cut. For the first time, she was she. She knew her journey. From inside.

She felt the quiet. She knew there was motion. It, everything, was a leap of faith the steps taken set a ball in motion that would reach the Dragon Lady. In time. There is something to be said for silence, for moving beneath the height of the grass in the meadows below. Stealth. It trumps avarice. It trumps fraud.

It made no sense
It made no sense how the forces pulled her to doors in to portals
where she had not known before but that said as she entered things
happened. Others called it magic. Some said it was her way, a child
chosen. For what escaped her, her days were always dark w adventure she did not want. It found her.

It came to her. She was the star child the last of a miracle and her challenger was Pythia self professed priestess, she declared, who held court with the Oracles at Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Pythia took the name comes from Python, the dragon was slain by Apollo.

Pythia declared self to be the channel for Apollo’s will to those on earth, taking the question and sacrifice believers would make to the male priest then taken by Pythia, astride her bronze triped in the inner chamber of Apollo’s Temple. Pythia’s word that in the adytum, she was overcome in to her trance, imbued with the spirit of Apollo, was believed by those needing prophecy to inspire. Some Pythia’s trance was from chewing laurel leaves or from vapors rising from below Apollo’s Temple. Or not real at all but intended to decieve believers in to parting with their treasure. Pythia craved treasure. Others. Believers were unsuspecting of the male priest. After all, how could a priest appointed by the Gods be anything less than a priest appointed by the Gods. If only they knew. False gods. False gods come wrapped in the skin of snakes as was the tripod Pythia sat upon, herself like a snake, charming, cold with ice waters running through her veins, unlike her challenger, true of heart, warm blood coursing throughout.

This battle was chosen. She, the young one, had not volunteered. Life, destiny, had conscripted her. Again, as before, her journey had been written in her future, before she was born. The writing had been stopped from her but what it said was real.Icon 8. In a world of water. Gold.

Reset. She was chosen. If you are one of us, she was told, there is not worry if you might fail. She could never fail. She kept tokens. Along the way, she captured parts of her enemies that were indefensable to deny. She did worry, if the question was who to believe, her or them, men whose promises seduced her to succumb into being their guilty pleasure, except for them, she learned they had no guilt. They did have their pleasure. Her. So she kept tokens- their voice, their scribd, bits of pieces that would rally to the world, these men were not Oracles as they alleged. They were men, weak to the flesh, liquid to hers. She knew. She was smart enough to know where sense ruled, it was the common part of it that pushed her forward. There was no going back to friends. They never were friends to begin with. They just…, well, were.

She was alone. She could admit it now. Words captured in the Cloud were her challenge. She did not falter. She knew she did not conform. She knew she was different. She knew how to pass, as a simple one, passing through town and village, seen but not noticed. She wasnt brave. She had never been. She gave everyone her fear. Her exact words were…. release. Breathe. One minute became 60 seconds. Six seconds, actually, if one paused then counted aloud.

There was no going back to friends that never were to begin with. Arms raised she culled in to death pulling her to soar, so high, so far.

It wasnt time. It was a holding. A treading. A place to sort. When they were ready, she would know. She would be pushed, pulled, resisting the dangers. It was a lifetime of lessons. She knew that without being told. It always had been a curve she learned on.

He appeared. A hologram from her past. He was dead until she woke their past together. It was never consumated. Something in her soul told her he was a weak one. Money did not make power. A man’s ability to stand alone as a woman is want to do makes power. Few men can and do, weak, they travel female to female, even believing the stories they conjure to lure a woman’s leggings to the floor are stories a woman has never heard before. What fed their hunger was greed, sometimes called, mistakenly-desire. If one survived the mistaken seduction of the Oracles, then as she had been allowed, they make it to the Orientation of the Onsets

She was marked. Since she was a child she knew she was different. She had no fear once the threshold would be crossed. She would become fearless. In doing so, she would be feared. In being feared, intention was to isolate then destroy her. She knew that was their secret, too.

It wasnt as if following orders was something she resisted. It wasnt something she understood, being silent. Humans were terrible. Too often they lacked defiance, leaving their name on a place and words like “she died otya.Letters

Everyday as a target, she stood on the edge of the cliff. Eyes closed, sweetly, peace filled in trust as the earth came up to greet her.

TECH ACTIVISMs HEIRLOOM COPYRIGHT HEIST :

18 Oct

There are two sides to every story. When it comes to Copyrights there may be more than two- the Content Creators story, Technology’s and Derek Khanna’s Opine on Copyright Law and the Radio.http://dailycaller.com/author/dkhanna/

Khanna’s opine reminded me of my mentor’s earliest lesson in Licensing. Fresh out of Pratt, new in my ARTS career, my mentor gave me Copyright Clarity. He said, “The relationship between Artists and Agents is like the relationship between Pimps and Whores. If the Agent had talent of his own to sell, he wouldn’t need you but he doesn’t. He wants what you have and will tell you what you want to hear to sign on his dotted line…” My mentor’s words remained Mantra when it came to my negotiating deals, “if they could do it themselves they would. They can’t. But I can. This is my price. Like it. Good. Don’t like it? Bye.”

ARTS Creators are valuable to evolving technologies, Search Engines, Cable, Aereo, Publishers, Copyright Thieves and all Matters Copyright, as is Khanna’s Opine, too, protected under Copyright Code, Title XVII, Section 102, “…(1) literary works; (2) musical works, including any accompanying words; (3) dramatic works, including any accompanying music; (4) pantomimes and choreographic works; (5) pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works; (6) motion pictures and other audiovisual works; (7) sound recordings; and (8) architectural works.”

Let’s talk Radio.

Remember Radio’s Battle of The Patents? Nikola Tesla was granted Radio patent Numbers 645,576 and 649,621. Corporate Activists interfered costing Intellectual Property creator Tesla to lose First File to Marconi. Marconi’s stock rose on Wall Street from $3 to $22 before Tesla prevailed.

Activists are interfering again.

Copyright is One-Size Fits-All. Copyright Protection is for Intellectual Property, the same for a Cup Cake Recipe, a new plant species, new breed of Tea Cup Yorkie, owner’s design of Jockeys silks or even Derek’s editorial. Internet associations, Activists and Lobbyists are intent to parse, split, dice and slice Copyright laws they espouse “should not be owned at all,” pitching Legislators a distorted value of an ARTS Copyright to its Creator. Abusive interpretation of Copyright Law must end.

It takes many players to put out Content, just like it takes a village to raise a child. ARTS and Personalities make Radio stations. If Corporate Whales don’t want to pay the cost of doing ARTS business, Royalties for Metallica, Beyonce, Jay Z or “America’s Got Talent” stars, an expense no different than paying Angels, Investors, VC, IP/IT fees or decorating posh offices et al, tell your investors to imagine Corporate bottom lines without ARTS. 

America really does have talent. IP thieves, Copyright Wolves, Corporate Whales and Sharks want it. It is a jungle out there for ARTS creators.

Khanna wrote the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will “restrict the ability of Congress to engage in domestic law reform to meet the evolving IP needs of American citizens and the innovative technology sector.” Wrong. In our Internet world, ARTS Copyrights is a global matter. With over one hundred signatories on the Berne Convention, trying to stop Copyright Law Abuse, no wonder Khanna doesn’t like TCPPA. TCPPA protects Intellectual Property Creators. If Tech Activists don’t like TCPPA then write photograph, draw, film or sing Content yourself but Keep Your Hands Off Our Copyrights. Removing or reducing ARTists royalties does not generate new jobs instead it stifles innovation pushing ARTS Creators on to Government dole. Corporate bottom line is not ARTS Creators’ worry. ARTS Creators’ concern is a Living Wage. 

Royalties are corporate partnering with ARTS Creators able to cut  deals themselves through opportunities to e-showcasing their talent globally via  youtube channels, mobile bumps and Dick Tracy watches. Corporations have options. Create an ARTS barn of people working for a fee. They won’t. They know spin doesn’t drive sales, talent does.  

Stealing online IP risks  Rockin’ The Rico. Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration” says “…Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work.”  Khanna doesn’t like Tort Abuse. Simple. DON’T STEAL.

Askme.com, the poor ARTs Creators reference of choice, says “copyright law exists so as to govern the legality of ownership of an original work including the right to copy, adapt and distribute the work. Other users need authorization from the owner.” Users agree to Technology’s policies. Tech needs to man up and agree to ARTS Creators policies or create Content themselves.

The playing field for ARTS Content use will level when Corporate Biggies give up salaries, paychecks, perks, speaking fees agreeing to work in speculation of getting paid, if at all. Khanna’s e-world activism demands ARTS Creators give away family heirloom Intellectual Property for cheap. Forget Toddlers & Tiaras. Take this show on the road. Call it the Heirloom Copyright Heist.

THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF IT ALL: WITHOUT MARCO POLOs 2D(dimensional) ARTS IP(intellectual property) CRISTOFORO COLOMBO WOULD NEVER HAVE DISCOVERED THE NEW WORLD:

13 Oct

READ THE STORY OF A BOY INSPIRED BY A BOOK TO GO OFF AND DISCOVER THE NEW WORLD…. http://www.centerforcopyrightintegrity.com

There is an IP(intellectual property) lesson learned from the Discovery of America…. Columbus Day is celebrated with pomp and circumstance. Marco Polo is the man least credited for the New World being found. All Marco Polo gets is a popular water game of Hide n’ Seek named after him but in the real world of exploration and adventure, there is more to the Intellectual Property story. At an age current health policies considers adults to be kids, Marco Polo, all of 17, traveled 5600 miles with his dad, Niccolo, and uncle, Matteo, to meet the grandson of Ghengis Khan. Kublai Khan was the Emperor of Hungary, Russia, Persian, North India, China and Korea. Polo was all of 17. The year was 1271. Marco Polo was considered a man.

Marco’s father and uncle had met the Emperor on one of their earlier adventures.….

 

AM WILD ABOUT NEVADA HARRYs LAW OF THE LAND DECLARATION…. YUP:

28 Sep

Harry Reid made his point government looming shutdown in the Budget Debate – four words- THE LAW OF THE LAND. Nevada’s Tax Haven makes Harry’s Laws different from the Land.

The law of America is to pay taxes and to cooperate with the IRS. Nevada is one of two states that wont share information with the IRS. Nevada is one of a few states that is a magnet for corporations layering shell corporations Nevada holds its state to a different authority. Harrys. As far back as 2006, Congress was holding hearings into Harry’s Home State (http://www.keytlaw.com/irs/061114test.htm). The difference between 2006 and 2013, it takes seconds on line to support that Harry has been playing Houdini with monies that should be making AMERICA’s bottom line healthier rather listen to Harry’s Home State commercials, ‘What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas.” Not anymore- courtesy of proponents of the Free Internet, administration, Search Engines and ISPs.

The vitriol of the politics is unsustainable. People are being scared to death. The Talking Points on Cspan and other shows has become vile. Legislators get on and slam colleagues. Callers in repeat the same nonsense being repeated show to show to show. There isn’t much to argue with when documents that were filed are put forth.

So, concurrent to the conversation of Technology hiding billions, domestically and/or overseas, and the conversation about Bitcoins, the newest con game in town, the Usual Suspects: Nevada, Delaware, Texas and California including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle and a few unexpected diamonds…

Heads of Google? Facebook? Microsoft? Apple? Taking people’s Intellectual Property? Democrats. NOT Conservatives yet both companies have all types of people working there point being the decision to take people’s private information and sell it isn’t a Right Wing Conspiracy.

Google- home state Senator Feinstein and Boxer. Same for Facebook, both of whom have Corporations filed as Foreign Entities in Nevada, Texas and Delaware, Safe Harbors they hide behind in their effort to avoid paying for the coming Judicial Decisions for Rocking The Rico and Abuse of Fair Use. 38 Hits for Google in Delaware. 11 Hits for Google in Texas. 14 Hits in Nevada (give or take a few in each state).  Microsoft? Washington state- Patty May. Apple? Home state- Cupertino, California.

Facebook- home state Senator Feinstein and Boxer. 3 Hits in Nevada, 9 Hits I Delaware including Facebook Beirut LLC/Payments/Services/Investor Group/Operations/Global Holdings. In California, home state? 3 Hits. Facebook Payments/Sales and Inc. Texas? 3 Hits. And the fun fact that Facebook is homed in CA at 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park.

Microsoft Network LLC, a Washington State (Patti May) mailing address claims a State of Formation in Delaware (Joe Biden) and has a Texas Taxpayer number yet failed to register am SOS Registration Date, Registered Agent name or Registered office address. (https://ourcpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/servlet/cpa.app.coa.CoaGetTp?Pg=tpid&Search_Nm=microsoft%20&Button=search&Search_ID=30119174875)

In the state of Nevada, 1.17% tax is supposed to be collected on gross wages with payroll over what used to be $62,500, slightly hard to do if the Foreign Entity doesn’t make that Declaration.

Nevada has beacoup Registered Agents some of who are national companies. The Corporation Trust Company of Nevada lists a registration of over 43,500 business entities in Nevada.  National Registered Agents, Inc of NV  represents 19,275 entities. Nevada Corporate Planners Inc register over 5395 companies. Some like Braemar represent only two. It seems the Apple does not fall far from its genre.  United States Corporation Agents, Inc. lists 23,670 foreign corporations, a few of which are Squanto LLC, an active corporation listed at 2269 Chestnut Street in San Francisco CA 94123. Managing member? Paul Francis Pelosi Jr.

(http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=WVYFdWMr5BXsVfOUxPehzA%253d%253d

) Natural Blue Resources listed out of Santa Fe New Mexico at the adress of 200 W Devargas St 7, 87501, with Paul Pelosi Jr, (president and secretary) affiliated with DATAMEG CORPORATION out of Delaware; Petrus Capitol Holdings one of two Business entities under registered agent “SERGIO ADAMI”, and the other, TISQUANTUM FERTILIZER COMPANY INC. (http://nvsos.gov/SOSEntitySearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=1hZILBjyWFb%252bvSKGOs%252b6Cw%253d%253d&nt7=0) According to (http://www.trademarkia.com/squantos-secret-fertilizer-85163214.html)

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” by Tisquantum Fertilizer Company Inc   Henderson, NV 89052. The USPTO has given the “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” trademark serial number of 85163214. The current federal status of this trademark filing is ABANDONED- no statement of its use was filed.The correspondent listed for “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” is Tisquantum Fertilizer Company Inc    of 2850 W Horizon Ridge Parkway Suite 200, Henderson Nevada, 89052, . The “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” trademark is filed in the category of “Chemical Products.” The description provided to the USPTO for “Squanto’s Secret Fertilizer” is Fertilizers. The owner of US Trademark No. 85163214, include Tisquantum Fertilizer Company, Inc   Inc and the “other” company registered  by Sam Adami, being, Petrus Capital Holdings Inc. On  October 28, 2010, the trademark, Squantos Secret Fertilizer was filed. The trademark was accepted on April 19 2011.  January 16 2012, the trademark was abandoned.

The Registered Agent, Secretary and Treasurer of Tisquantum Fertilizer Company Inc, as of 2013, according to the online Nevada Department of Corporations, are Adami. Paul F Pelosi is listed as a Director in 2013. The company president is Xu Hu. A director of the company is Paul F Pelosi. The given adress for all is 2830 W HORIZON RIDGE PKWY, Henderson NV 89052.

The irony of the trademark, albeit abandoned, Squantos Secret Fertilizer is named after an Indian, whose other name was, shock, Tisquantum, the name of the company Paul F was listed as director of in 2013. Tisquantum born, died and buried in Massachussets (Burial Hill, Plymouth, MA) must be rolling over in his grave to be so dishonored with a Fertilizer Company named after him. Tisquantum was the Native American who assisted the Pilgrims after their first winter in the New World and was integral to their survival, according to Wikipedia. If Paul Pelosi can sit as a Director on a company for Fertilizer in 2013 then surely Dan Snyder wont be slammed anymore for a the historic name of his football team.

 

Natural Blue Resources, Inc., a development stage company, engages exploration, acquisition, and development of various interrelated ‘green’ businesses, including waste stream recycling, plastic and steel recycling, and a ‘print responsibly’ business segment that would use recycled printing processes both online and in the traditional print process. Subsidiaries The company’s principal direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries include EcoWave, LLC a Delaware limited liability company (EcoWave) and Natural Blue Steel, Inc., a Delaware corporation (NBS). (http://corp.delaware.gov/pdfs/whycorporations_english.pdf)

Delaware posts to its website “More than 1,000,000 business entities have their legal home in Delaware including more than 50% of all U.S. publicly-traded companies and 64% of the Fortune 500. Businesses choose Delaware because we provide a complete package of incorporation services including modern and flexible corporate laws. Delaware offers remote agents (http://www.corp.delaware.gov/remoteagts.shtml)”

EcoWave holds the worldwide, excluding the Republic of Korea, use and manufacturing license to patents and technology rights for waste treatment using microwave technology. Kaleida Eco Ventures, Inc. (Kaleida) is licensing the technology for use in waste treatment plants located in Korea. Kaleida is the manufacturer of the equipment which EcoWave intends to market and sell. It is intended that EcoWave would sell waste treatment equipment into which is incorporated a proprietary process to third parties who would treat waste. In December 2009, EcoWave purchased the pilot unit necessary to allow EcoWave to facilitate a hand review of the process and establish small scale residual processing. Natural Blue Steel The company has formed NBS to operate in the recycled steel market. The company, through NBS, intends to make arrangements for the purchase and subsequent resale of recycled steel, through the acquisition of abandoned buildings, which it would demolish to recover and sell the scrap steel. NBS’ principal product and service would be the identification and procurement of recycled steel predominantly from old warehouses throughout North America and then the dismantling, cutting, and transporting of scrap steel to its end customer. History Natural Blue Resources, Inc. was founded in 2009..

Nevada incorporators claim Nevada provides a layer of privacy and anonymity.

Banks are supposed to contact Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to verify you’re not on a “watch list” before you open an account.  OFAC is a department within the US Treasury of which the IRS is the collection arm. While the Nevada Secretary of State doesn’t collect stockholder information, corporations and LLC’s must file for a state business license, fill out the application asking for names, addresses, date of birth and the SSN of all the owners, and pay a $100 fee.   (http://nevadavirtualoffice.com/Nevada_irs_information_sharing_agreement.htm)Nevada Virtual Information says Harry’s state of Nevada sells their information to clearinghouses.  “These data firms sell their data to ChoicePoint.  This company provides data mining and database services to the IRS.”  NVO advises companies, if you want your information NOT sold… grin… be nice to Wild Shot Cheney in that his home state of Wyoming doesn’t sell corporation information nor  collect stockholder data either.  IRS employees know how to use the internet and can log unto the NV Secretary of State website. But when Registered Agents have thousands of foreign corporations they represent, the time needed to go through each and every Registered Agent clients is daunting.

The jump to dump DOCS has been the best and the worst thing in the history of the world. A stalker can find a target; the IRS only needs to search “CASH” “Food” and a zipcode.” Harry had his Department of Corporations put their database on line, as did Nancy Pelosi, Patty May, and every other leader, Senate, House, Republican or Democrat, black, white, pink, immigrant born or native son. The IRS will be raking bucks in chasing people down. Every brother, mother and well intentioned customer just wanting to give a Shout Out on YELP to their FAVE has become a blogger. It was just a matter of timing Harry’s Home State of Nevada would be outed by his own words, THE LAW OF THE LAND, a brief history of which is at the end of this piece.    

The anger heard from the people is being misdirected. The people’s anger should be launched at Legislators who came so ill prepared to this debate with poor research provided by staff. IF this is about the people then Patty May owes her constituents an apology for knowing her whale is swimming in Harry’s and Joe’s and other states ponds when those diverted Tax Dollars are needed back home. As should Governor Jerry Brown be slamming his constituents for hoarding money in every political duckout pillow when Home State needs a handout.

As for Texas, Ted- 21 hours is to be applauded, black sneaker et al but the point would have been better made having a staff who figured this out and given you the millions of corporations names hiding in Delaware and Nevada to make the point, there IS money and Harry, Nancy, Joe (and Texas, Wyoming, etc) are hoarding the caching that will even out America’s bottom line. Put the Bucks Data before the people? Mr. Obama is always wanting people to tell him what to do…. The Internal Revenue Service will be doing just that. Be nice to them. Quoting the USPTO, ‘we dont write the laws, we just enforce what Legislators write.’ The IRS is in lockstep with Mr. Obama as enforcement for Data Gathering on who has how much, have they paid, insured and all is the IRS is supposed to bird dog bag to the President. Watch, more ‘Manchins’ whose home states are hurting will come on board the Back The Budget and Get Off The Obamacare train…. Remember… courtesy, Google, Facebook, et al? The IRS is watching you and you and you and you… And reconsider, staff who should have done this digging and ‘reporters’ when what Legislators really need are damn good investigators who look beyond headlines even Legislators have resorted to citing as inspiration…

So to Recap with a bit of Taxes History Lesson Courtesy of the IRS. Think about Squanto at Thanksgiving time. Consider this his gift, round two. Squanto met the English ship the Mayflower when it  landed, in 1620, on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket. It was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive. When the harvest was gathered, the Pilgrims and Indians feasted together–a tradition that continues hundreds of years later.

(http://www.irs.gov/uac/Historical-Highlights-of-the-IRS)

1862 – President Lincoln signed into law a revenue-raising measure to help pay for Civil War expenses. The measure created a Commissioner of Internal Revenue and the nation’s first income tax. It levied a 3 percent tax on incomes between $600 and $10,000 and a 5 percent tax on incomes of more than $10,000.

1872 – Income tax repealed.

1909 – President Taft recommended Congress propose a constitutional amendment that would give the government the power to tax incomes without apportioning the burden among the states in line with population. Congress also levied a 1 percent tax on net corporate incomes of more than $5,000.

1913 – As the threat of war loomed, Wyoming became the 36th and last state needed to ratify the 16th Amendment. The amendment stated, “Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.” Later, Congress adopted a 1 percent tax on net personal income of more than $3,000 with a surtax of 6 percent on incomes of more than $500,000. It also repealed the 1909 corporate income tax. The first Form 1040 was introduced.

1918 – The Revenue Act of 1918 raised even greater sums for the World War I effort. It codified all existing tax laws and imposed a progressive income-tax rate structure of up to 77 percent.

1919 – The states ratified the 18th Amendment, barring the manufacture, sale or transport of intoxicating beverages. Congress passed the Volstead Act, which gave the Commissioner of Internal Revenue the primary responsibility for enforcement of Prohibition. Eleven years later, the Department of Justice assumed primary prohibition enforcement duties.

1931 – The IRS Intelligence Unit used an undercover agent to gather evidence against gangster Al Capone. Capone was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years.

1942 – The Revenue Act of 1942, hailed by President Roosevelt as “the greatest tax bill in American history,” passed Congress. It increased taxes and the number of Americans subject to the income tax. It also created deductions for medical and investment expenses.

1952 – President Truman proposed his Reorganization Plan No. 1, which replaced the patronage system at the IRS with a career civil service system. It also decentralized service to taxpayers and sought to restore public confidence in the agency.

1953 – President Eisenhower endorsed Truman’s reorganization plan and changed the name of the agency from the Bureau of Internal Revenue to the Internal Revenue Service.

1961 – The Computer Age began at IRS with the dedication of the National Computer Center at Martinsburg, W.Va.

A picture is worth a thousand words. ENOUGH of saying the Republicans are elitist and 1%. Not one of the documents below is from a company headed by a Republican…. The scans below are worth millions in much needed tax dollars and NOW you know why I am Wild About Harry…. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage