Thursday, March 31, 2022

Do ya think lawyers can save humanity?

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I called the Alabama State Bar yesterday and was told that just the day before they had made it official that I am licensed to practice law in Alabama, again. I asked about annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements, and was told, since I'm over 65, I'm exempt. It's been 22 years since I had an active law license in Alabama. 23 years since I did any CLE. A friend told me yesterday that Alabama is a great place for people to get licensed to practice law 😂.

While I might dream that being a lawyer again makes it easier to sally forth like Don Quixote toward near and distant windmills, hoping to right perceived wrongs and make things better, I think I'd be nuts to actually believe that 😎. Perhaps there might small victories, but holding my breath for more might cause my demise.

I talked last night with a good friend, who has become active in his home state about one of its members of Congress I keep wondering why lightning has not struck and gotten his undivided attention, after the first lightning strike seemed to be wasted electricity. 

I told my friend, all I have been reading and seeing in the news and on social media and in face to face conversations with other people, leaves me convinced America and humanity are working hard on relocating its head to its ass. 

As for my friend and me, we are perfect in every way😇, and we hope you will vote for us when we run for president in 2024 on the Unicorn ticket. We will toss a coin to see which of us is the sacrificial V.P.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

the unicorn and the lawyer

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After THE HIGH LEGAL ROAD: A New Approach to Legal Problems was self-published in early September 1990, I hired a New Age publicist to try to get the book some attention. She introduced me to Gloria Riser, who published a monthly printed newsletter, Intuitive Explorations. Gloria told her readers about the book and I started contributing articles and comments to her newsletter. Gloria and I became friends and we kept in touch over the years. She posted on her Facebook timeline yesterday:

Gloria Reiser

The Yin and the Yang of the Law...

Way back before the internet became a thing, some of my (now) Facebook friends were involved in publishing hard copy newsletters. Others were subscribers and contributors to various newsletters. During part of the 80's and all of the 90's, I published three newsletters: "Intuitive Explorations," "Tarot News," and "Somnial Times" (Somnial Times, being a zine all about dreams, dreaming, and related states). Catherine Groves published and still publishes "Christian*New Age Quarterly" (remind me to resubscribe). Another friend published "Total Eclipse," and there were others.
Sloan Bashinsky was a frequent contributor to "Intuitive Explorations." He was a former Alabama practicing attorney and published author of three legal consumer books, when he had a vision in 1987 that he would write a book about practicing law in a new way - which was to recognize legal conflict contains serious spiritual messages/lessons that are missed if the traditional external approach is used. He wrote a book about that, published in 1990: THE HIGH LEGAL ROAD: A New Approach to Legal Problems.
Sloan is writing a new book, THE YIN AND THE YANG OF THE LAW, which is being published as it is written, a free read, at The blog is part memoir, tales of a boy growing up and becoming a man during the 1940's - 1960's, in "Sweet Home Alabama." Becoming a Lawyer. Becoming a writer. Becoming a Mystic, and, oh Lord! A Unicorn.. Where he's been and where he may or may not be going next with his life and his life's work. The stories he tells are ... memorable.
Sloan has long relied on his dreams to steer him, and his and my and other people's dreams foretold he would begin this new book, and he would reactivate his law license in Alabama and be a lawyer again, but probably not much like when he practiced law there before.

the Yin and the Yang of the Law
After writing the previous chapter, "The Law Is a Jealous Mistress", I thought perhaps I might go back to the end of the Introduction, “My Mamma Knew I Would be a Lawyer”, and tell a bit about what happened after my artist wife and I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where there was lots of interest...

Sloan Bashinsky
Something must have grabbed ahold of Gloria.
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Gloria Reiser
Eeeegads! While talking with Sloan just now, the King of Rods from a tarot deck just jumped off of my desk and onto the floor. The King of Rods (when a person) represents a man who has achieved his goals and dreams through long hard effort. Oh, but, Sloan was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Don't assume a silver spoon is the best thing to wish for.

Three days later:

Sloan Bashinsky
Gloria Reiser I called the Alabama State Bar yesterday was told that just the day before they had made it official that I am licensed to practice law in Alabama, again. I asked about annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements, and was told, since I'm over 65, I'm exempt. It's been 22 years since I had an active law license in Alabama. 23 years since I did any CLE. A little birdie told me yesterday that Alabama is a great place for people to get licensed to practice ;-) law .
Another little birdie told me this morning that she dreamed last night of seeing me speaking to a whole lot of rabbits, whose ears pointed toward me. I told her the rabbit is a universal female symbol. She, another woman and you, Gloria, had dreams, as did I, that I would start writing a new book about the law, and it would be from the introspective - feminine(yin) approach to balance out the traditionally external male(yang) approach.

Monday, March 28, 2022

How'd you like Pope Donald Trump and his legions rewrite the First Amendment?

United States Constitution

Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

From Democrat American historian Heather Cox Richardson's March 25, 2022 letter:

In a 2019 speech by then–attorney general William Barr at the University of Notre Dame ...
Barr presented a profound rewriting of the meaning of American democracy. He argued that by “self-government,” the Framers did not mean the ability of people to vote for representatives of their choice. Rather, he said, they meant individual morality: the ability to govern oneself. And, since people are inherently wicked, that self-government requires the authority of a religion: Christianity.
Barr quoted the leading author of the Constitution, James Madison, to prove his argument. “In the words of Madison,” he said, “‘We have staked our future on the ability of each of us to govern ourselves…’.”
This has been a popular quotation on the political and religious right since the 1950s, and Barr used it to lament how the modern, secular world has removed moral restraints, making Americans unable to tell right from wrong and, in turn, creating “immense suffering, wreckage, and misery.” “Secularists, and their allies among the ‘progressives,’” he said, “have marshaled all the force of mass communications, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.” The law, Barr said, “is being used as a battering ram to break down traditional moral values” through judicial interpretation, and he called for saving America by centering religion.
Madison never actually said the quotation on which Barr based his argument. It’s a fake version of what Madison did say in Federalist #39, in 1788, which was something entirely different. In Federalist #39, Madison explained how the new government, the one under which we still live, worked.
Answering the question of whether the new government the Framers had just proposed would enable people to vote for their representatives, he said yes. “No other form would be reconcilable with the genius of the people of America; with the fundamental principles of the Revolution; or with that honorable determination which animates every votary of freedom, to rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.” Madison said nothing about personal morality when he talked about self-government, though. Instead, he focused on the mechanics of the new national government, explaining that such a government “derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behavior.”
He went on to say (and the capitalization is his, not mine): “It is ESSENTIAL to such a government that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an [small] proportion [of people], or a favored class of it….”
In his 2019 speech, Barr also expressed concern that people in the United States misunderstood the First Amendment to the Constitution, which expressly forbids the government from establishing a national religion or stopping anyone from worshiping a deity—or not—however they choose. In Barr’s hands, the First Amendment “reflects the Framers’ belief that religion was indispensable to sustaining our free system of government.” To support that argument, he cites a few lines from Madison’s 1785 pamphlet objecting to religious assessments that talk about how Madison defined religion.
In reality, that pamphlet was Madison’s passionate stand against any sort of religious establishment by the government. He explained that what was at stake was not just religion, but also representative government itself. The establishment of religion attacked a fundamental human right—an unalienable right—of conscience. If lawmakers could destroy the right of freedom of conscience, they could destroy all other unalienable rights. Madison warned specifically that they could control the press, abolish trial by jury, take over the executive and judicial powers, take away the right to vote, and set themselves up in power forever.

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When President Biden said Vladimir Putin needs to be gotten rid of, I wish President Biden had said Donald Trump should be gotten rid of, too.
Make no mistake, observe the Justice Brown confirmation proceeding - the American religious right really hopes to make America a Christian nation, by their definition, and they see Donald Trump as their way to do it, and are willing to make him president for life - Czar - to get there, even though he is about as Christian as Genghis Kahn was.
Forget the Declaration of Independence contains 4 separate non-Christian references to Deity.
Forget Thomas Jefferson and James Madison fought very hard and succeeded in defeating Patrick Henry's attempt to make the Episcopal Church, which had split off from England's Anglican Church, the official Virginia religion and recipient of Virginia tax revenues.

The Founding Father's did not want a state religion country like England. They wanted every religion to be left alone by the government. The Baptists and Presbyterians in Virginia, for example, were terrified Patrick Henry would get his way in Virginia.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

The Yin and the Yang of the Law

It's been a few days since I published 

What's going on in Ukraine, Donald Trump wants to happen to the American left

I told a neighbor amiga the other night that maybe that was a good place for this blog to end. I had spent years. blogging, and running for local public office in Key West and the Florida Keys, and speaking during citizen comments at commission, school board and other local government meetings there.

I said I had come to think that ongoing I was trying cases in God's Court, where everyone involved, including me, was on trial. 

Also, I seemed to have started a new book, "The Yin and the Yang of the Law", and had created a new blog to hold it - I wondered if that might be where all my writing energy would go?

I was thinking the night before last of announcing the new book at this blog and a friend called yesterday morning to report a dream she had the night before of me getting a shot in my left arm. 

I write left-handed. 

I told her the dream reminded me of the saying, "A shot in the arm," which to me means getting an boost in energy, interest, purpose, etc.

As of now there are three chapters most easily accessed in the sidebar menu. The 1st chapter's link is at the top of the menu, and later chapter links follow in chronological order. 

Introduction: My Mamma Figured I Would Be a Lawyer
Chapter 1: The Law is a Jealous Mistress 
Chapter 2: We Plan, God Laughs

The book has a good bit of my personal history and the theme is an application of introspection (yin) to action (yang) in legal matters, especially legal conflict.

After Chapter 2 was done, I mailed checks to the Alabama Bar to reactivate my law license. There were quite a few dreams leading up to that. What kind of law I might, or might not practice, I can't say.

The book is being heavily edited in my dreams, and I only write when I feel there is something there to write.

That is how I wrote 20 or so other books, non-fiction and fiction, perhaps 300 poems, and maybe 6,000 blog posts - when I was paying attention to the Muse. Some would say, the Spirit.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

What's going on in Ukraine, Donald Trump wants to happen to the American left

Talked with a pretty savvy friend yesterday about Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump - which is the chicken, and which is the egg? My friend said Putin is the chicken Trump wishes he is. President for life. No public dissent allowed. People die for crossing Putin. Trump wants all of that, my friend said. 

I said, if people pay attention to what Trump says, they see his speech is filled with hate for the American left and people who don't bow down and worship him. He wishes they were all dead. He has lots of followers who wish the same. What's going on in Ukraine, they and Trump want to happen to the American left.

My friend said lots of Republicans make up excuses for Trump's hate speech - he really didn't mean it. I said the Trump apologists know exactly what Trump is saying and means and they agree with it, or they would call him out. Saying he didn't mean it is a false flag diversion to keep the heat off themselves. My friend agreed. 

I said I recently started watching Prime movies and serials, which is part of the Spectrum TV package I use. I just finished watching the first "Reacher" series. 

A giant kick-ass former U.S. Military special investigator in Lee Child novels, Jack Reacher hobos around America, picking up his retirement payments at Western Union offices. He gets into all sorts of bizarre scrapes, and figures them out, and takes no prisoners, and sometimes good people die, then he leaves until the next adventure finds him.

I said I'm now watching a "Jack Ryan" serial, which is based on Tom Clancy CIA novels about the main character, Jack Ryan.

I waited. 

My friend said nothing. 

I said I'm trying to make a point without getting locked up and the key thrown away.

How would it have gone in Germany, if somebody had shot Adolph Hitler before he mesmerized and took over Germany?

How would if have gone in Russia, if someone had shot Putin before he made himself Czar?

The CIA and he US Military run black ops all the time. Maybe some American general will decide what happened in Germany and Russia cannot be allowed to happen in America?

And maybe not.

Meanwhile, the American left are dreaming if they don't see Trump and his legions want to do the left what Putin is doing to Ukraine.

My friend agreed.

My friend is not a member of the left. He is not a member of anything organized. Nor am I. We view the left and the right and even the middle needing a great deal of being woke up.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

If put this medical alert rant on Facebook, it will terminate my account again

Sancho Panza sent out an email past containing the report down below, to which I responded:

I think it was over a year ago I read convincing reports of regions in India having impressive results using ivermectin against Covid-19, while regions of India that did not use ivermectin suffered badly against Covid-19. The same Forces of Darkness (Big Pharma, complicit government medical authorities, the medical profession, and massive human anti-intelligent robotic programming, aka mass stupidity), which prevailed exceptionally in America and other so-called bastions of high civilization, including two successive national presidents, burned Dr. Zelenko and the stake and will not go down in recorded history, due to robotic deletion of common sense and self-survival instinct, as the greatest lemming kamikaze charge in human history, if you ignore humanity killing the planet on which it lives. If I put that rant on Facebook, it will terminate my account, again.

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New Study Confirms Ivermectin Outperforms Other Options

TIMEMarch 8, 2022

Tested on the Omicron variant, ivermectin outperformed 10 medications, including one approved for emergency use. Early treatment can lower hospitalization, mortality and symptoms of long COVID.

At nearly no other time in history has there been this level of fear generated across the world as experienced thus far in 2020 and 2021. The depth and breadth of the strategies used to stoke those fears has been overwhelming.

Emergency use authorizations for drugs that have not proven to be effective in trials, public mask mandates for which there is no scientific evidence and the suppression and censorship of health information has boosted public fear over a viral illness with a survival rate of over 99%.

Unfortunately, many of the early effective treatment strategies that can be used at home have also fallen victim to censorship. Ivermectin is one of those strategies. In a computational analysis of the Omicron variant against several therapeutic agents, data show that ivermectin had the best results.

Yet, as you look objectively at what’s been happening across the world, the fear being generated is not one-sided. The suppression of information by corporations, government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry is one indication of their concern and how far they’re willing to go to ensure the level of fear remains high enough to manipulate behavior.

Consider the statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2019, 4.6% of the U.S. population was diagnosed with heart disease. The population at the end of 2019 was 328,239,523. This means there were 15,099,018 people with heart disease in the U.S. in 2019. There were 696,962 people who died that year from heart disease, which is a death rate of 4.6%.

This is 20 times greater than the death rate from COVID-19. Yet these same agencies were not lobbying for mandates against soda or sugar-laden foods; they weren’t banning smoking and they weren’t mandating exercise — all heart disease risk factors.

The censorship and suppression of information has hobbled early treatment of COVID-19 in many western nations. Through 2020, public health experts and the mainstream media warned against the use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. Both are on the World Health Organization’s list of essential drugs, but the benefits have been ignored by public health officials and buried by the media.

Newest Ivermectin Study Showed Best Results Against COVID

This study on Cornell University’s preprint website has not yet been peer-reviewed. Researchers used a computational analysis to look at the Omicron variant, which has demonstrated a lower clinical presentation and lower hospital admission rates.

After having retrieved the complete genome sequence and collecting 30 variants from the database, the researchers analyzed 10 drugs against the virus, including:

  • Nirmatrelvir
  • Ritonvir
  • Ivermectin
  • Lopinavir
  • Boceprevir
  • MPro 13b
  • MPro N3
  • GC-373
  • GC376
  • PF-00835231

The researchers found that each of the drugs had some degree of effectiveness against the virus and most were currently in clinical trials. They used molecular docking to find that the mutations in the Omicron variant didn’t significantly affect the interaction between the drugs and the main protease.

An analysis of all 10 drugs found that ivermectin was the most effective drug candidate against the Omicron variant. The testing included Nirmatrelvir (Paxlovid), which is the new protease inhibitor for which the FDA provided an emergency use authorization against COVID in December 2021.

In other words, Pfizer released a new drug which cost the U.S. taxpayers $5.29 billion or $529 per course of treatment and which received an EUA despite the availability of a similar drug that has proven to be more effective and is cheaper, priced between $48 and $95 for 20 pills depending on your location.

How Ivermectin Works

Ivermectin is best known for its antiparasitic properties. Yet, the drug also has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that ivermectin helps to lower the viral load by inhibiting replication. A single dose of ivermectin can kill 99.8% of the virus within 48 hours.

A meta-analysis in the American Journal of Therapeutics showed the drug reduced infection by an average of 86% when used preventively. An observational study in Bangladesh evaluated the effectiveness of ivermectin as a prophylaxis for COVID-19 in health care workers.

The data showed four of the 58 volunteers who took 12 mg of ivermectin once a month for four months developed mild COVID symptoms as compared to 44 of the 60 health care workers who declined the medication.

Ivermectin has also been shown to speed recovery, in part by inhibiting inflammation and protecting against organ damage.27 This pathway also lowers the risk of hospitalization and death. Meta analyses have shown an average reduction in mortality that ranges from 75%28 to 83%.29 30

Additionally, the drug also prevents transmission of SARS-CoV-2 when taken before or after exposure.31 Added together, these benefits make it clear that ivermectin could all but eliminate this pandemic.

Early Intervention Lowers Long COVID and Hospitalization

Some people who have had COVID-19 seem to be unable to fully recover and complain of lingering symptoms of chronic fatigue. Others struggle with mental health problems. One study, in November 2020, found 18.1% of people who had COVID-19 received their first psychiatric diagnosis in the 14 to 90 days after recovery. Most commonly diagnosed conditions were anxiety disorders, insomnia and dementia.

These symptoms have come to be called long COVID, long-haul COVID, post-COVID syndrome, chronic COVID or long-haul syndrome. They all refer to symptoms that persist for four more weeks after an initial COVID-19 infection. According to Dr. Peter McCullough, board-certified internist and cardiologist, 50% of those who have been sick enough to be hospitalized will have symptoms of long COVID:

“So, the sicker someone is, and the longer the duration of COVID, the more likely they are to have long COVID syndrome. That’s the reason why we like early treatment. We shorten the duration of symptoms and there’s less of a chance for long COVID syndrome.”

Some of the common symptoms of long COVID include shortness of breath, joint pain, memory, concentration or sleeping problems, muscle pain or headache and loss of smell or taste. According to McCullough, a paper presented by Dr. Bruce Patterson at the International COVID Summit in Rome, September 11 to 14, 2021:

“… showed that in individuals who’ve had significant COVID illness, 15 months later the s1 segment of the spike protein is recoverable from human monocytes. That means the body literally has been sprayed with the virus and it spends 15 months, in a sense, trying to clean out the spike protein from our tissues. No wonder people have long COVID syndrome.”

It should come as no surprise that studies have also confirmed that early intervention improves mortality and reduces hospitalizations. Perhaps one of the greatest crimes in this whole pandemic is the refusal by reigning health authorities to issue early treatment guidance.

Instead, they’ve done everything possible to suppress remedies shown to work. Patients were simply told to stay home and do nothing. Once the infection had worsened to the point of near-death, patients were told to go to the hospital, where most were routinely placed on mechanical ventilation — a practice that was quickly discovered to be lethal.

However, as the featured study and others have demonstrated, ivermectin is one of the successful treatment protocols that can be used against SARS-CoV-2.

Africa Has Lowest Case and Death Rate, Likely From Ivermectin

Across the world, countries have taken different approaches to address the spread of the virus. The steps taken in Africa varied depending on the country, yet the infection and death rates were relatively stable and low across the continent.

In the last year there have been reports of small areas in the world where the number of infections, deaths or case-fatality rates have been significantly lower than the rest of the world. For example, India’s Uttar Pradesh State reported a recovery rate of 98.6% and no further infections.

However, the entire continent of Africa appears to have sidestepped the massive number of infections and deaths predicted for these poorly funded countries with overcrowded cities. Early estimations were that millions would die, but that scenario has not materialized. The World Health Organization has called Africa “one of the least affected regions in the world.”

There are several factors that may influence the infection rate in Africa. A study from Japan demonstrates that after just 12 days that doctors were allowed to legally prescribe Ivermectin to their patients, the cases dropped dramatically.

The chairman of the Tokyo Medical Associatio had noticed the low number of infections and deaths in Africa, where many use ivermectin prophylactically and as the core strategy to treat onchocerciasis, a parasitic disease also known as river blindness. More than 99% of people infected with river blindness live in 31 African countries.

In addition to ivermectin use in Africa, other medications are also commonly available, such as hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which have long been used in the treatment and prevention of malaria, also endemic in Africa. In America, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko has published successful results using hydroxychloroquine and zinc against COVID-19.

Finally, Artemisia annua, also known as sweet wormwood, is an herb used in combination therapies to treat malaria. It was used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years to treat fever. Today artemisinin, a metabolite of Artemisia, is the current therapeutic option for malaria. The plant has also been studied since the 2003 SARS outbreak for the treatment of coronaviruses, with good results.

In other words, whether by design or default, the medications that have proven to be successful against the virus are commonly used in Africa for other health conditions. While Pfizer tests the short- and long-term effects of a genetic experiment on Israel’s population, it appears one continent has demonstrated administration of a 30-year-old, inexpensive drug with a known safety profile could reduce the cases, severity and mortality from this infection.

The question that must be asked and answered to get to the bottom of this pandemic is what is blinding mainstream media, government agencies, public health experts, medical associations, doctors, nurses, and your next-door neighbor from recognizing and speaking out in support of science?