Thursday, March 30, 2017
In Nashville, Tennessee during the first week of January 1996 more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA's convention.
While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers scheduled to present during the weekend. One name, in particular, kept resurfacing, always with the same sentiment — “John Scolinos is here? Oh, man, worth every penny of my airfare.”
Who is John Scolinos, I wondered. No matter! I was just happy to be there.
In 1996 Coach Scolinos was 78 years old and five years retired from a college coaching career that began in 1948. He shuffled to the stage to an impressive standing ovation, wearing dark polyester pants, a light blue shirt, and a string around his neck from which home plate hung — a full-sized, stark-white home plate.
Seriously, I wondered, who is this guy?
After speaking for twenty-five minutes, not once mentioning the prop hanging around his neck, Coach Scolinos appeared to notice the snickering among some of the coaches. Even those who knew Coach Scolinos had to wonder exactly where he was going with this, or if he had simply forgotten about home plate since he’d gotten on stage. Then, finally ...“You’re probably all wondering why I’m wearing home plate around my neck?” he said, his voice growing irascible. I laughed along with the others, acknowledging the possibility. “I may be old, but I’m not crazy. The reason I stand before you today is to share with you baseball people what I’ve learned in my life, what I’ve learned about home plate in my 78 years.”
Several hands went up when Scolinos asked how many Little League coaches were in the room. “Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?”
After a pause, someone offered, “Seventeen inches?” more of a question than answer.
“That’s right,” he said. “How about in Babe Ruth’s day? Any Babe Ruth coaches in the house?” Another long pause.
“Seventeen inches?” a guess from another reluctant coach.
“That’s right,” said Scolinos. “Now, how many high school coaches do we have in the room?” Hundreds of hands shot up as the pattern began to appear. “How wide is home plate in high school baseball?”
“Seventeen inches,” they said, sounding more confident.
“You’re right!” Scolinos barked. “And you college coaches, how wide is home plate in college?”
“Seventeen inches!” we said in unison.
“Any Minor League coaches here? How wide is home plate in pro ball?”............“Seventeen inches!”
“RIGHT! And in the Major Leagues, how wide home plate is in the Major Leagues?
“SEV-EN-TEEN INCHES!” he confirmed, his voice bellowing off the walls. “And what do they do with a Big League pitcher who can’t throw the ball over seventeen inches?” Pause. “They send him to Pocatello!” he hollered, drawing raucous laughter.
“What they don’t do is this: they don’t say, ‘Ah, that’s okay, Jimmy. You can’t hit a seventeen inch target? We’ll make it eighteen inches or nineteen inches. We’ll make it twenty inches so you have a better chance of hitting it. If you can’t hit that, let us know so we can make it wider still, say twenty-five inches.'” Pause.
“Coaches...” pause, "... what do we do when our best player shows up late to practice? When our team rules forbid facial hair and a guy shows up unshaven? What if he gets caught drinking? Do we hold him accountable? Or do we change the rules to fit him? Do we widen home plate? The chuckles gradually faded as four thousand coaches grew quiet, the fog lifting as the old coach’s message began to unfold.
He turned the plate toward himself and, using a Sharpie, began to draw something. When he turned it toward the crowd, point up, a house was revealed, complete with a freshly drawn door and two windows.
“This is the problem in our homes today. With our marriages, with the way we parent our kids. With our discipline. We don’t teach accountability to our kids, and there is no consequence for failing to meet standards. We widen the plate!”
Pause. Then, to the point at the top of the house he added a small American flag. “This is the problem in our schools today. The quality of our education is going downhill fast and teachers have been stripped of the tools they need to be successful, and to educate and discipline our young people. We are allowing others to widen home plate! Where is that getting us?”
Silence. He replaced the flag with a Cross. “And this is the problem in the Church, where powerful people in positions of authority have taken advantage of young children, only to have such an atrocity swept under the rug for years. Our church leaders are widening home plate for themselves!
And we allow it.”
“And the same is true with our government. Our so called representatives make rules for us that don’t apply to themselves. They take bribes from lobbyists and foreign countries. They no longer serve us. And we allow them to widen home plate and we see our country falling into a dark abyss while we watch.”
I was amazed. At a baseball convention where I expected to learn something about curve balls and bunting and how to run better practices, I had learned something far more valuable.
From an old man with home plate strung around his neck, I had learned something about life, about myself, about my own weaknesses and about my responsibilities as a leader. I had to hold myself and others accountable to that which I knew to be right, lest our families, our faith, and our society continue down an undesirable path.
“If I am lucky,” Coach Scolinos concluded, “you will remember one thing from this old coach today. It is this: if we fail to hold ourselves to a higher standard, a standard of what we know to be right; if we fail to hold our spouses and our children to the same standards, if we are unwilling or unable to provide a consequence when they do not meet the standard; and if our schools & churches & our government fail to hold themselves accountable to those they serve, there is but one thing to look forward to.
With that, he held home plate in front of his chest, turned it around, and revealed its dark black backside, “... dark days ahead.”
Coach Scolinos died in 2009 at the age of 91, but not before touching the lives of hundreds of players and coaches, including mine. Meeting him at my first ABCA convention kept me returning year after year, looking for similar wisdom and inspiration from other coaches. He is the best clinic speaker the ABCA has ever known because he was so much more than a baseball coach. His message was clear: “Coaches, keep your players—no matter how good they are—your own children, your churches, your government, and most of all, keep yourself at seventeen inches."
And this, my friends, is what our country has become and what is wrong with it today, and how to fix it.
"Don't widen the plate."
Posted by Olive Oyl at 12:18:00 AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
New York Bill Would Allow People To Opt Out Of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program | Economic Crisis Report
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Posted by Freewill at 9:29:00 PM
By Anna Von Reitz
I didn't start out with all the information fully in hand. All I had to begin with is that I learned ---by dint of hard work--- the IRS scam, and knew how to exercise my exemption from that. Then I learned about the Zip Code Exemption...
Quite often I am in the peculiar position where people listen to me as long as it suits their egos, and then they go off on a different track and do their own thing----get in trouble---and then, blame me. I hope that that is not your position. Another phenomenon that astounds me is that people apparently believe that I just woke up one morning and knew everything on earth.
Instead, it has been a very long and painful process with many, many rabbit holes, and I am only one of many fellow-travelers on the road. You may not know their names, but you may be sure that thousands upon thousands of unsung heroes exist and that they have acted to save all our bacon over many decades.
I don't know who came up with what in the present situation with the Continental Marshals, because I have obviously not been consulted and kept up to speed as I should have been. That is not, by the way, Marshal Haywood's fault.
What I can tell you is that postage stamps are used to (1) pay certain kinds of taxes and (2) to insure things in international transit and (3) pay for postal service. Patriots deprived of actual money have long used stamps and money orders to give value to their transactions and documents, because stamps and money orders are backed by gold and used internationally. Once you understand that each state is a nation, and that everything crossing between state borders is either doing so in private trade or public commerce, you will see why stamps are useful for paying taxes and insuring actions as well as paying for postal service.
I can't tell you in what capacity stamps were or are being used without seeing the document that they were applied to, but a stamp is never wasted. Putting a $1 stamp on a document that is then recorded insures it for $100,000.00 and guarantees that it reaches its destination or the full force of the Post Office will come down on those responsible. Read that--- no more documents "disappearing" from court records and recording offices. If you put a stamp on a document and then record it, the stamp is cancelled by the recording and the document is officially accepted. Moreover, you have put actual cash value into that document, so that if you are establishing a contract, such as a self-executing contract, you have provided the consideration necessary to make it valid.
As you can see, far from being "whack job" or "tin hat"--- the judicious use of stamps is a wise and very useful means of making sure that your documents go where you intend them to go and also a means of literally adding value to your words and contracts.
As for being arrested--- none of us are guaranteed that we won't be wrongfully arrested. Ignorance abounds in the police forces of this country. Most of these men know zip about history or law. They are just unemployed guys with families to feed. They put on a uniform and think that that changes everything. It doesn't, but they believe it does, and so they swagger around and do stupid stuff out of gross ignorance. They are often protected and kept ignorant by members of the Bar Associations who use them as "muscle" to continue carrying out illicit foreign revenue and asset capture activities on our soil. Nobody is totally immune from ignorance.
That said, there are certainly many, many things that people can do to improve the situation. First and foremost, you begin by informing people. Over time, as more people become educated, what was considered outlandish becomes accepted and known to be true and taken for granted. It goes from "That can't be so!" to "Who doesn't know that?" --- but the process in between requires a lot of education.
Ignorance on all sides is one of the Top Three enemies we face and there is a lot of it to be found. Most policemen don't know the difference between peacekeeping and law enforcement until someone takes the time to sit down and explain it to them. They don't know the difference between arrest and detainment. They are rampaging around breaking the actual law on every hand and not having a clue that they are doing anything bad.
We have to teach them, which means that we have to learn it all ourselves first.
So educating ourselves is the first necessary step. Changing our political status is the next step. Creating our jural assemblies and local militias is third, but ideally, changing political status is taken care of as part of the assembly process. You can't lawfully participate in an American county assembly without expatriating from the presumptions of United States citizenship. Picture it this way--- an American stumbles through the door and says, "I am an American! I want my birthright political status restored! I am here to sign up!" So the people organizing the local assembly take the poor soul in, give him the right paperwork to expatriate, record that, sign him up as a member of the county assembly, sign him up as a member or support member of the local militia, and the worst of it is over in one swoop.
Expatriation from an presumption of "United States citizenship" is easy. Overcoming the presumptive actions of the United States, Inc. against us, is not. It is most instructive to read about what Gandhi went through against the Raj's presumptions, because that same system is what we are facing here. We can beg and plead and stomp our feet and scream, "But I am an American! Look at my Act of Expatriation!" as long as we like, but they don't listen, do they?
This is because while we are doing this, we still have our hand in their cookie jar.
We have to literally put our money where our mouth is by appointing the Secretary of the United States Treasury our Fiduciary and "surrendering" the US PERSON that we were gifted with almost at birth, and tell him to move that PERSON out of the "United States" bin and into the "United States of America" bin.
This is as easy----and as hard---- as obtaining an authenticated copy of the Birth Certificate of the PERSON named after you, filling out an IRS Form 56 naming Steven T. Mnuchin the Fiduciary of this PERSON, and endorsing the Birth Certificate so that he can move HIM or HER from the United States back to the United States of America.
The specific endorsement to do this requires "accepting" the front of the BC document by writing "Accepted by Drawee" on the upper left corner of the BC and signing it with your normal Upper and Lower Case signature and dating it, then turning the BC over and writing, "Pay to the Order of the United States of America, U.S. Treasury. Without Recourse." You sign this with a by-line, that is, instead of a naked signature, you write: by: Your Normal Name--- and date it.
This really is instruction enough to Steven T. Mnuchin to get the basic job done, but you should also tell him to indemnify HIM or HER under the Private Registered Indemnity Bond AMRI00001 RA393427640US already on file.
The indemnity bond is an insurance policy against whatever claims may be made against the US PERSON, so that we are no longer responsible for HIS/HER debts or actions. It creates an effective estoppel, so that they can no longer deny the truth of your declared political status and can no longer use HIM/HER as a means to get to you. They no longer have a handle on you, the living man, and they are instead responsible for managing HIM/HER for your benefit.
Have you read our book, "You Know Something is Wrong When.....An American Affidavit of Probable Cause?" We deliberately made it a comic book and did it in large print, so that it would be easy to read, but people still have to read it to get the basic overall information they need.
Obviously, we got dumped in the "US citizen" category almost at birth. It was done by our unwitting Mothers who were deliberately confused as to which "United States" was being talked about and what it means to be a "citizen".
So our Mothers were duped by semantic deceit and we were too young to know anything untoward was happening--- the set up for a near-perfect crime of identity theft and political mischaracterization was accomplished by clueless hospital staffers and temporary census workers. To complete the beauty of this "nobody knows" system, we were taught to enslave ourselves from an early age and to answer "yes" to the question, "Are you a United States citizen?"
Not knowing what that meant, and never being told, millions of us assumed that we were US citizens---- admitted as much, and innocently enslaved ourselves and stubbornly clung to our chains.
The only clue that this was going on, was the obvious fact that we were being enslaved and abused and taxed to death and generally denied all the things that our constitution guarantees us.
I was no different than any of the rest of the Americans thus defrauded and left wondering WT....? But I knew enough to know that something was wrong and I was desperate enough to keep looking for answers. So it was and is a long, long continuing process to learn things, to test what we think we know, and to progress on out of this situation.
It isn't like the perpetrators just handed us any answers on a silver platter. We had to dig and delve and then test the efficacy of our solutions in the real world----like a scientific experiment.
Once I got to a certain point in this process, I realized that the last version of an organization representing our lawful government was bankrupted in 1933. Pay close attention--- I didn't say "our lawful government"--- I said, "organization representing" our lawful government. I realized, too, that that bankruptcy ended in 1999. So the only entity having any kind of "successor claim" back to the original government and the actual Constitution was a derelict business structure released from bankruptcy, but deliberately left vacated: the United States of America, Inc.
I realized that if claim was not made on the land jurisdiction states, there would be no property to recoup. So I set about the process of reclaiming all fifty states of the union.
This is no easy proposition. Thankfully, some others among us had realized the same thing back in the 1990's and launched the Nation States Project. They got organized and went to the Hague and raised their state flags and gave Notice that the actual states were still alive. Thankfully, too, Russell-Jay:Gould realized the importance of the United States of America Post Master's office and launched the effort to reclaim our international seat of government in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Some of the most critical work had already been done, but the banksters were hard on our heels and intent on using yet another fraudulent bankruptcy and claim on abandonment process to steal our entire country, lock, stock, and dairy herd.
Our entire country and all fifty actual states were due to be turned over to whatever bank creditors showed up and then sold off to pay the debts of the presumed secondary beneficiary to our ESTATES--- the UNITED STATES, INC. and its STATE OF___________franchises --- and all this was being done very quietly behind our backs, so that the actual heirs could never show up and claim back their property.
We tunneled back through the dusty reams of paperwork now 150 years old and rooted out the truth. We put out the word to Americans nationwide, asking men ----white men above the age of 21 (the requirement of the Law back then) who had forefathers who were landowners here before the Civil War to step forward, do an Act of Expatriation, and claim back their birth states.
And they did. Many hundreds of American men answered the call and many hours of research was donated by members of the Mormon Church to verify their lineage and claims. Now we had heirs to the (e)states on the game board, actual living, breathing men with the provenance and political status standing to make the claim.
So I gave the world Notice via UCC-1 Financing Statements. And then I set up the Non-UCC Liens, attaching all the assets of the "State of____________" and "STATE OF_______________" franchises and rolling them back into the United States of America franchises doing business as the _____________State. And from there, I rolled the entire shebang back to the "united States of America"----- the flagship organization owed The Constitution for the united States of America.
All of this took months. Months to prepare and months to execute and months to cure, but we got 'er done.
And it is now standing there flat-footed on the international Public Record. Our property has been claimed back, state by state, and all fifty of them are in the possession of the "united States of America". Not Barclay's. Not HSBC. Not Wells Fargo. Not Bank of American. Not BIS. Not IBRD. Not World Bank. Not the Federal Reserve. Not the IMF.
The shoe, so to speak, is now on the other foot. These banks have attempted to enslave us and to steal our birthright by fraud and deceit and they have been foiled.
They made final attempts to brazen out their crimes and went to the UN and claimed that the States of America no longer exists, but we issued new Sovereign Letters Patent and made new arrangements for international representation. HRM attempted to claim that she was the Head of State for the "United States"---- meaning us ---- but we very neatly disproved that claim by producing the Great Seal of the United States, which is held internationally by the Belle Chers (Belchers) who are sovereigns above the Queen and Kings of England dating from the Norman Conquest.
Though the snake has twisted and turned and writhed, we have it firmly by the head and it can wiggle all it likes without getting anywhere.
That, and working out a solution to the worldwide phony "debt" crisis, is what we have been working on the last two years.
We also indemnified everything and everyone and issued sovereign bonds. Sovereign bonds are different than normal bonds. They are in fact what underlies all the admiralty and maritime bonds. We, the sovereign people, are the actual underwriters of all commerce taking place in the world. That's also something the banks tried to hide from us, but no, we nabbed them there, too.
We not only indemnified the whole shooting match and subrogated it, we tendered the Payment Bond for all this to the Vatican Chancery Court, which is the bank for the Holy See, which owns and operates all these governmental services corporations like AUSTRALIA and CANADA and the US and GERMANY.
They have tried to exclude women and black people and natives of all the indigenous tribes. We made that impossible.
They have committed gross fraud and Dishonest Service against the people of the world by holding our assets "on deposit" in "off-ledger accounts" and pretended that we are paupers, when in fact, we are the richest people in the world.
And so the cows have come home and the chickens to roost and there is nothing that the perpetrators can say or do, except, "I'm sorry."
This may give you a clue that while you have all nestled safe in your beds, asleep and dead to the world, other Americans have been keeping watch and keeping the monsters at bay. Very shortly now, there will no longer be any need for people to argue with their public servants about their own political status. It will be simple. If you aren't on a government payroll---and I do mean payroll, not just receiving pension payments and the like----you will be properly identified. If you work for an actual state government, you will be identified as an American State Citizen. If you don't work for a state government, you will be identified as an American state national.
No presumption of United States Citizenship or otherwise being a "citizen of the United States" shall pertain to you at all. The accounts due to the United States of America, Inc. and ultimately to the united States of America, are already claimed, indemnified, due and paid for. Now it is just a matter of working out the details and diffusing the phony "debt bomb" the criminals tried to create as cover for their embezzlement.
We have developed a means to do away with all debt worldwide---an answer that harms nobody and helps everyone concerned. Even the banks. Even the governmental services corporations. So, full steam ahead, all hands on deck.
And as for you, Kevin, I trust that your part is now clear. You can choose to serve as a Continental Marshal or you can choose to serve in your county/state Militia or you can run for the lawful office of Sheriff on the Land for your county or you can just do your due diligence and make your claim and be a Free Man. You have all these options, free to choose---but it all begins to have teeth when you "surrender" the US PERSON and put an ad in the paper and announce a public meeting of the Land Jurisdiction County Assembly.
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Posted by Freewill at 9:24:00 PM
By Anna Von Reitz
Kevin-- you and your friends are correct that you SHOULD be working first on getting your counties organized. That is precisely the mission I asked Bruce Doucette to undertake almost a year ago. And I gave him contact with the oldest functioning Post-Civil War Jural Assembly to help develop a solid program for all the other counties to follow.
That is what I focused on as the most urgent need. Instead of getting in contact with the already up and functioning and correctly organized Jural Assembly in Michigan, he and Roger Dowdell and others spent months blithering around trying to re-create the wheel.
When Bruce discussed the Continental Marshals program with me, I assumed that he knew what he was talking about and that he was NOT talking about the state militias which are a separate force and work in a separate jurisdiction.
I agree with you that the priority SHOULD be to organize the state militias and to do that in tandem with organizing the Jural Assemblies. For your information every American above the age of 21 is expected to either join their state militia and carry a gun or work in a support position.
It therefore makes sense that you build the militia at the same time you build the jural assemblies -- but since they didn't do what I asked them to do with the jural assemblies, diddly squat got done organizing the militias, too.
By all means, run don't walk -- get your local county jural assembly and your local militia set up and functioning FIRST.
The reason that I thought we were organizing Continental Marshals TOO was that most of the crimes that are causing so much suffering-- identity theft, foreclosures, bank fraud, unlawful conversion of assets, kidnapping and inland piracy are all crimes that occur in international jurisdiction.
It is for lack of "Federal" aka "Continental Marshals" that the vermin are having a field day, so that is why I thought the push was on the form the Marshals Service.
You guys must be thicker than bricks when it comes to doing your own research. If you are looking for "Federal Postal District Courts" why don't you bother to put those words into your search box and visit a few browsers?
These courts not only exist, I have served on them in the past.
Thanks to Russell Gould we have never completely lost our Federal Postal District Courts. And thanks to my husband and me the rats have not been able to successfully claim that our land jurisdiction states no longer exist.
I have been working very hard in international jurisdiction for months to reclaim our assets from the IMF and the UNITED STATES bankruptcy. I have been working equally hard to secure funding for all 50 states and 3100 counties and everything we need to be fully operational again.
I can't do it all.
So here is what I suggest-- you guys who joined the Marshals program thinking it was the state militias--- just leave and turn your attention to building your county jural assemblies and your local militias and after that, work on building your state assemblies and state militias.
You should all have plenty to do and thanks to me and the 50 States Claim you should shortly have what you need to do the work in paid positions with offices and support.
What I further suggest is that you leave the Marshals program alone and stop blaming Marshal Haywood. I have investigated and she did absolutely nothing wrong.
The people who are now blaming her are the very same ones who failed in the mission I gave them-- organizing the counties and militias. That suggests to me that (1) they are unable or unwilling to follow simple instructions and do the grunt work or (2) it was their intent to mislead and undermine the effort from the start.
Either way, Bella Haywood has done her actual job and done it well and the Continental Marshals program will continue under her guidance and under the authority of the Federal Postal District Courts. Those who want to work in international jurisdiction and think they have the experience to qualify are welcome to apply and those who have been successfully vetted into the program are welcome to stay or go as they please.
We will not gild any lilies or bow to what amounts to a witch hunt and ill-informed public opinion.
Any idea that you have that I am ill-informed or "just making things up" needs to be tempered with the certain knowledge that I have been in these trenches since you were a child and if I was wrong about any it, talking through my hat about ANY of it, I would have been arrested like so many others have been and would be cooling my jets in a federal jail like Thomas Deegan and so many others.
The proof is in the pudding.
And available on the internet if you bother to read the Rogue Sabre Special Ops Report and bother to plug the words "Federal Postal District Court" into your browser
Posted by Freewill at 7:50:00 AM
That really IS a high rise: Sci-fi plan to hang a wandering skyscraper from asteroid orbiting Earth is unveiled
- Radical skyscraper design from a New York City firm will be built from the sky down, instead of the ground up
- Analemma Tower is set to be suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth
- Tower will move in a figure eight pattern between the northern and southern hemispheres each day
- Solar panels will generate power and water will be collected from cloud condensation and rain water
- Building will be broken up into sections, such as business, worship, dining, shopping and entertainment
Posted by Freewill at 12:11:00 AM