Facebook Locks Red Slider and The Sacramento Z Newspaper out of their FB pages!

Facebook has capriciously decided “”Red Slider”” is an “”invalid name”” and has blocked all access to our accounts. FB demands we change our name or submit to their intrusion into our privacy…
“Well, it’s their property, they can do what they want,”” or “”It’s free (Facebook, e.g.) so you get what you pay for.”” We vigorously challenge that position. We should recall that the earliest legal battles over civil rights law—battles that prepared the way for civil rights law— were over the rights of privately owned facilities and organizations which owned and operated what was or needed to be regarded as “”public spaces”” Continue reading

NATO 3 Jury Selection Postponed Until Mon., Jan. 13th.

On Monday, January 6, we learned that jury selection had been postponed until the following Monday, January 13. We do not know the date when the trial itself will start, but we will keep you updated as we learn more information. We are also not asking people to pack the courtroom for jury selection due to limited seating, but will be asking everyone to come out for the trial itself, so stay tuned! Continue reading

Had Enough of the Masters of Mankind?

People in the Occupy Movement will not need much explanation. They have discovered that the only coherence left to their movement is the reward that comes to us by serving others: see, for instance, reports from http://interoccupy.net/blog/occupy-sandy-new-jersey-needs-your-help-now/. Eat your heart out, New York Timex and Wall Street Journal. Continue reading

Victim of fraud and identity theft.

Victim of fraud and identity theft. When a fraud investigator from ING Pension Mutual fund spoke these words to me, I felt dumbfounded. I don’t like to think of myself as a victim. Although I’ve endured setbacks and even tragedies in my life, just as you probably have, I’ve always been able to survive and grow in the process. But not until I became a victim of identity theft — when someone impersonates you to commit various types of financial fraud (or worse yet, if they commit crimes in your name) did I know how devastated, overwhelmed, and really frightened I could be. It was a nightmare. But I guess, as the detective suggested, I was a very good example of what to do when very bad things happen. A lot of very bad things did happen and have emerged from my ordeal and I hope it assists in getting the help I need! Continue reading

Occupy Economics

Professor N. Gregory Mankiw is the Harvard economics professor out of whose class about 70 students streamed on November 2, 2011 in protest against the content of his course and gave a powerful boost to the Occupy Movement. He has now made an elegant presentation of the reasons why the economics profession must, as he says in the very title of his latest paper, be “Defending the One Percent.” Continue reading