If two lawyers solicited your business, would you feel they had a duty to inform you of any unsavory actions in their backgrounds?
What if one of the lawyers had recently threatened to kill a man, and the other had served as his defense counsel? What if one of the lawyers had been slapped with a restraining order because of the death threat, as part of a divorce case? What if one of the lawyers was part of the divorce case because, according to court documents, he had cheated with another man's wife?
And that's not all. What if one of the lawyers had gone through a relatively recent bankruptcy and might have the motive to make extra cash by selling you down the river? What if one of the attorneys had been arrested twice for DUI, driving left of the center line, and carrying a concealed weapon?
Would you trust such a person to represent your best interests in court? How would you feel about such a person if you discovered all of this after the fact--not only after your case, but after he and his partner had ruthlessly cheated you and your spouse?
This is where Mrs. Schnauzer and I stand with Birmingham lawyer Allan L. Armstrong and his partner, Darrell Cartwright. In July 2009, they solicited our business in a lawsuit against unscrupulous debt collectors. How did they know to contact us? They had read my blog posts about our experiences with a number of corrupt entities connected to the debt-collection field--Ingram and Associates, NCO, and the National Arbitration Forum (NAF).
We agreed for them to represent us in two cases--a nationwide class-action against National Arbitration Forum and our lawsuit against Ingram and Associates and NCO for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and a number of state-law claims.
Armstrong and Cartwright did a horrible job in both cases. In the NAF class-action, they shuffled us off to a lawyer named Brian Clark at the Birmingham firm of Wiggins Childs Quinn and Pantazis. I originally was a named plaintiff in the case, but was dropped from that role without my OK, and my wife and I wound up not making one penny from a case that was settled in plaintiffs' favor.
I turned over all sorts of documentation that showed how NAF had acted in a fraudulent matter, and that probably helped force a settlement. But none of the three local lawyers involved even bothered to contact me when the case was resolved. I had to call Clark to be informed that we weren't getting a dime. He also told me none of the local lawyers made anything on the case either. Do I believe that? You might say I am slightly skeptical.
As for the FDCPA case, Armstrong and Cartwright cheated us so flagrantly I will need to write a series of posts to explain it. According to the written words of judges in the case, our lawyers' mistakes cost us the case. Suffice to say that we have filed a legal malpractice case against Armstrong and Cartwright. And not surprisingly, they tried to avoid and refuse service--proving that they are both con men and cowards. (They've been served anyway, via Rule 4(e) of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure, so the refusing service gambit didn't work.)
We provided tape-recorded evidence of the FDCPA violations, and Armstrong/Cartwright still managed to screw things up. You have to try pretty hard to lose a case like that--and our lawyers did.
What about all of the ugliness we discussed at the outset of this post? That's all in Allan Armstrong's fairly recent past, and Cartwright served as his defense counsel in the criminal case involving the death threat. Did either one of them breathe a word to us about any of it? Nope, they led us to believe we were being represented by a couple of honorable, trustworthy guys.
For the record, I don't believe Armstrong and Cartwright made "mistakes" in our FDCPA case; I believe they screwed us intentionally in order to protect the debt-collecting scoundrels on the other side. I also believe our "attorneys" probably got compensated nicely for their troubles. Finally, I believe both Cartwright and Armstrong know exactly who cheated Mrs. Schnauzer out of her job at Infinity Property and Casualty--it happened in the midst of our FDCPA case--and they are violating their duty under ethics rules to report what they know to the "proper tribunal." I also would not be surprised if Cartwright and Armstrong know who cheated me out of my job at UAB--and they are staying quiet about that, too.
How did I uncover all of the sleaze about Allan Armstrong? It was mainly because I stumbled upon a Jefferson County divorce case styled Johnny Jefferson Scruggs III v. Michelle Ann Scruggs. According to court documents, Armstrong was Ms. Scruggs' "paramour" and left a death threat on Mr. Scruggs' voice mail. As a result, the divorce-court judge issued a restraining order against Armstrong, which can be viewed at the end of this post.
This was in spring 2008, a little more than a year before Armstrong and Cartwright solicited our business with the following e-mail:
From: Darrell Cartwright
To: Me, Allan
Mr. Shuler, I read with great interest your comments on the National Arbitration Forum and the means by which they perpetrate a fraud on consumers. If possible, I would very much like to speak with you concerning these matters. Allan Armstrong and I are investigating possible action here in Alabama over the tactics employed by the NAF and others. If you are willing, you may contact me at this email address, and Allan Armstrong at the email address above, or you may contact me by telephone at 205-222-5900 or Allan at 205-201-1529. We pursue a number of consumer cases together and are very interested in looking at this one further. Thank you, and keep up the good work with your blogs.
We had never heard of these guys, but they went out of their way to con us into becoming their "clients"--then they brazenly cheated us. In a profession that includes the likes of William E. Swatek, it's hard to say who is the "lowest of the low" among lawyers. But Armstrong and Cartwright are strong contenders for the title.
How shady is Armstrong? In both 2000 and 2001, he was arrested for DUI, driving left of the center lane, and carrying a concealed weapon. In 2004, he went through a bankruptcy.
As clients, Mrs. Schnauzer and I had a vested interest in knowing about all of this. Did Armstrong and Cartwright tell us? Not on your life.
And in a series of upcoming posts, I will show you exactly how they cheated us and earned the title "lowest of the low" among lawyers--and God knows, they faced stiff competition for that "honor."
Armstrong Restraining Order
A lawyer gets a restraining order on his ass? Shouldn't that get you disbarred?
The restraining order was on the rest of him, too--not just his ass.
Schnauzer's a wise guy on Fridays, I see.
According to Mrs. Schnauzer, I'm a wise guy seven days a week.
Let me get this straight.
Armstrong and Cartwright solicited your business.
They then shuffled you & Ms. Schnauzer off to a lawyer named Brian Clark of the Birmingham firm of Wiggins Childs Quinn and Pantazis.
You then turn over all sorts of documentation that showed how NAF had acted in a fraudulent matter.
Then dropped you as a plaintiff in the NAF class-action without your OK?
And the Anon ogre from Charlottesville,Va. has the audacity to write:
Morbid fascination. You came to my attention a couple of years ago. Do you ever reflect on the fact that, for all of your life's troubles, you have never accepted a scintilla of personal responsibility?
Mr. Schnauzer: you should report the ogre to:
LS, I also pick Friday for a "wisdom" cosmic reality enema for the readers that are basically either truly a wit of sarcasm to the witless or mole troll.
Your work deserves the respect of a great American working class hero.
This is not understood by the criminal U.S. fleecing ignoramuses whom should be considered immigrants of the least order.
Immigrated from pond scum into B.A.R. paying dues for the filth woe industries. Institutions like Bill and Linda Gates, with David MR. "Got Rocks," according to one of his "butt buddies?" Warren Buffet, and it was said a number of years ago now, gone are the "Got Rock" days.
Do the ATTORNEYS AT LAW, John Kerry, B.Obama, Elijah Cummings, LAMAR SMITH OF TEXAS FEEL as though IT has accomplished a remarkable feat?
Drive around America at the earliest hours and ask the crack cocaine whores how does it feel, the "new world order!"
ATTORNEYS AT LAW need to almost all, be arrested for this crack whore ghetto reality which is to them: lots of defendants to "protect."
CHICAGO TEACHERS' LEAD OUR REALITY, PLEASE MARCH DOWN AND FILE TONS OF PAPERS AGAINST ANY AND ALL "ATTORNEY POND SCUM!"
The GPS devices must be on both ankles and wrists so the criminals cannot slither into their dark and filthy cult B.A.R.s.
Dates are B.I.G. to the S.M.A.R.T. GOOGLE BLOB, watch for the "October Surprise," or, pick any date that is "special," to the family running the Israeli BLOB.
You mean the Alabama Bar take disciplinary action against a fellow lawyer(s)? Now that's funny.
Roger, clearly these are lawyers just being lawyers...nothing new to see here.
Keep up the good work-
Here is the site where you can add your name, to, LS, should you want to be a REAL true "wise guy":
The Intel Hub, By The Avalon Round Table & Matthew Short,
Editors Note: This is just a little reminder. The corporate news is run by the same bankster control freaks who are attempting to shape our society into a thoughtless police state.
FLOW CHART, about how to arrive at the top of the pond scum ladder,
Yes, that's exactly what happened. These shysters used my blog to solicit my business, and then they screwed my wife and me--on two cases. I was a named plaintiff on the NAF case at one point, and they changed that without my approval. The whole thing was settled without one bit of notification to me. And I was the lede Alabama plaintiff, the guy they started the case with, I think. If you Google Roger Shuler v. National Arbitration Forum, I think the original filing will come up. They used my name and the information I gave them and then dumped me.
On the NCO/Ingram case, they admitted to about nine "facts" that weren't facts at all. In fact, they were the exact opposite of what evidence showed in the case. Again, this was done without our knowledge or approval. Biggest con game I've experienced.
Gee, don't know why I have a low opinion of lawyers.
Yes, I would like to see Mr. Charlottesville or "John Cell" explain these actions by officers of the court.
These guys sound like ambulance chasers--only worse. An ambulance chaser would at least try to win your case for you, and himself.
I'm betting these guys got paid by the other side. Lawyers don't work for free. They get paid, one way or another.
No, no B.A.R. is going to act S.M.A.R.T. and that was the plan.
Enough of the dumasses have given us what we got and no shiny rocks, and no shoes either, diamonds or souls. The same evildoer, Louis Brandeis, helped set that first B.A.R. in MA, and then the Federal Reserve slight of hand that "People's Attorney." What a MAN? We must ask "Bibi" in Israel how to define M.A.N.!
Baubles of bubble headed, pin headed, pea brained, I.D.I.O.T. savants.
And the skies prove we're in for worse since the B.A.R. dues also pay for the poisons ingested and digested by the "savants!"
We need a massive Congressional investigation of the ABA and all affiliate state bars. It's a massive con on the public, an absolute cartel that uses our taxpayer-funded courts to commit rape and assault against the constitution.
I've been researching a case of a 41-year-old female lawyer who was essentially harassed to death by the Alabama State Bar. And I'm not overstating; she died earlier this year from unknown causes. Had been stripped of her bar card and right to make a living because she stood up to a judge and a lawyer, both of whom appear to have been acting with very bad intent. She had a duty under bar rules to report misconduct, and it appears she paid for it with her life. Hope to have more on that coming down the road. The woman lived in Mobile.
Robert Lusk and Tony McClain of the Alabama State Bar should be held accountable for wrongful death, but they will hide behind immunity.
LS, having worked at the Oregon State B.A.R., when it was actually the first start of the "technology," '70s, early '80s, I can say the PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY FUND, a "cult-club?" "NATIONAL," the attorneys and doctors too.
In the U.S. "attorneys en mass" are the liability and the FUND pays for their "mental" states, since it is well-known, the human being is a "slut," "working" in opposition: our NEED TO "thrive."
A. Paid for time, before work product,
B. Charging for services, not actually rendered, and worse,
C. PAID DIGITAL COMPUTER KEYSTROKES to destroy our "Bill of Rights."
A CON? Greatest "game afoot."
That is why the "PLF" provides the doctors and of course all the "medicine" necessary to keep the American population in the level of barely survival. I would bet the majority of "attorneys" are on serious "meds!" I could at one time, prove this fact.
Great "pillars of society."
Tomorrow, 09/22, is the anniversary of the day when the Portland Police Bureau, who LOST more than just my case in court, "decided" with "George W. Bush's War On Terror," to violate the idea of sanity. Criminally insane? Ronald Frashour III, shot a man in the back of the head, was fired from the PPB, and now is back as an "Officer of the Peace," at the PPB. Agenda 21? Oh please.
Re: the lawyer I referenced in the previous comment, her name was Jennifer Paige Clark. You can read her obituary at the following link:
I'm in research mode on the Clark story, but it truly appears to be the case of a young woman who was harassed to death by the legal tribe.
The behavior of Robert Lusk, of the Alabama State Bar, appears to be despicable here. Hope to have more on this story soon. Lots of stories to juggle at the moment, but I believe this one goes to the very core of corruption in the world of state bars.
Since our comment thread was heading in the direction of state bars, thought I would share info about this case.
There truly is NOT immunity. This BS has been sold to us as though "reality."
One of the attorneys who I filed a CRIMINAL ACTION AGAINST, sent in her whining response and yes, the BIG ONE? "I pay my B.A.R. dues," and this was especially noted as the MILLER NASH LLP, who is with JOE BADA of Five Brothers, who has been with OBAMA AND GEITHNER, in the stolen booty of "housing," via Fannie, Freddie for no less they brag on fine glossies, 17 to 20 years and mighty proud to provide "affordable housing" to their "clients." And, the clients? Mostly "Asian!"
Every attorney that has participated in the HOUSING FRAUD, needs to do time.
It actually does not exist, IMMUNITY AND IMPUNITY, except the criminals at the B.A.R. cult are truly the "chosen" by the owners of the "media," and this we can point our fingers at BILL AND MELINDA GATES as well, BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON, as well, AGENDA 21.
Are we on dope or can we get real about this!! Get M.A.D. this 'act' can clear the head about who, what, when, where, why and how!
TRAGICALLY, it doesn't surprise me, a woman attorney who was intelligent enough to face off the devil, died. I would not be surprised in the event she took her own life. Most conscious humans choose to leave this plane rather than be in any way whatsoever, involved in the mass crack whore doing whatever, even it is said the most vile of acts to get another "hit."
No different, attorneys are in essence in this time, almost 100% the digital debt whores and this is beyond dumb, it is truly brain dead and killing the U.S. Constitution. Says where school was learned, ROCKEFELLER's LAW SCHOOLS, yep, on bended knees and the BAPTIST CHURCH, too, said by 'Got Rocks,' best investment the family made. Notice the religious insanity, IT has worked wonders, too, in destroying any and all semblance of "real modern."
Jennifer was a very healthy person.
She was an individual with a conscience and this was not to be tolerated.
Forty-one, avid athlete, dancer and in fact taught very sophisticated forms of movement.
Lover of animals and chose to represent the "lesser" of "people."
This is what we are supposed to have as TRUST in our "professional class of attorneys-at-law," and I would be more than willing to bet she did not die of "natural causes." I am disgusted, Alabama and the states all, in the U.S., "killing fields, KF."
Cambodia did arrive in record numbers, to the U.S., too also escape the "KF."
How about deposing all the "members" of the AL B.A.R. and the "American B.A.R. Association?"
Secrets are kept, fear of the same.
LS readers might want to check out the guest book at Jennifer Paige Clark's obituary.
This was a woman who was deeply loved and respected. Why did the Alabama State Bar hound her to death?
The pdf link, is what our government is about and Jennifer was a liability in that she chose to be a true blue "American" that did indeed understand "sustainability" is the U.S. Constitution's "Bill of Rights."
The "Bill of Rights" are to be replaced with global sustainability and therefore, Jennifer had to go. She was clearly not about being the Goldman Sachs' global "attorney."
Why are the women lawyers in the U.S. not doing something about how the women are an intentional target by the "Globalists?!"
Where is the ABA, that is supposedly OUR "American" B.A.R. which is different?? than the British Accredited Registry?!
I also read all that I could find on Jennifer, there is nothing bad, she was one of our 'enlightened,' as was John Kennedy Jr. and his beautiful new family.
Jennifer is in the same power dynamic as a Diana of Whales, and these most beautiful humans are an anathema to the vile evil.
Roger, thank you for being an advocate for the American soul to be resurrected. /rk
One of our greatest problems, in this time for a "woman role model of great?" The women "lawyers" in the U.S. extol this war criminal.
The "woman" who is supposedly our "leader," and ITS' HILLARY CLINTON, SECRETARY OF STATE:
Can we HOPE in REAL time?
".. Our own CIA leadership is fighting back saying “our greatest threat is the Israeli Mossad posing as CIA globally and doing heinous acts.” ....
With any "good luck" at all, the CIA has come to ITS' senses?!/rk
Roger: Jennifer Paige Clark was my classmate at the Jones School of Law. I started school during the Spring Semester in 1998 instead of waiting for fall to arrive. So, I had to take some 2nd & 3rd year courses with the Upper Classmen during my first year. Jennifer would frequent the law library where I started working in 1997 long before I chose to attend law school so she could study or check out books from me at the circulation desk. She was a good person & will be missed by all of us who knew her. I'll be discussing her untimely passing with Jones Alumni from across the State of Alabama. I fully support your investigation & stand ready to assist. Best -Rob
I have never met Mr. Cartwright. I am aware, though, that he is inconsiderate of his neighbors. Just ask anyone who lives in the Broken Bow subdivision, Mr. Cartwright's neighborhood.
This is a community where folks take pride in their homes. Cartwright is the exception. He has 2 junk, inoperable vehicles in the front yard. These junkers are just a minor part of this hillbilly's unorthodox landscaping.
This guys yard is littered with broken toys of all descriptions, cardboard boxes, car parts and other trash. The house, itself, is years behind in maintenance. It is a very depressing sight.
The place looks as if it had been foreclosed on several years ago and left in that state of disrepair. Mr. Cartwright, for your neighbors sake, please clean up your yard. You may not be able to afford to repair your house, but you should have never allowed it to get to this stage.
You have some serious connections in this state. Interesting that you knew Ms. Clark. She was a solo practitioner who stood up for her parents in a Georgia case and also in a case involving a Gulf Shore condo. It sounds like the legal scene around Gulf Shores is corrupt and might have been part of the problem. As always, thanks for your insights.
Anon at 2:47--
Your comment made me LOL. I live in Broken Bow South, which is right next to Broken Bow, where Cartwright lives. His house truly is a wreck, and I don't know why. He seems to be physically able, and he spends most of his time as a tax attorney, which should produce a pretty good income. I think he and his wife have something like 87 kids, so that might be part of the problem. My wife and I have come to hate his guts so much that we thought about driving a block or two and vandalizing his house--but we decided he probably wouldn't even notice. In fact, any act of vandalism might improve the appearance of his property.
1. Some bases might be used as remote cockpits to control the robotic aircraft overseas, some for drone pilot training ..
2. The medium-size Shadow is used in 22 bases, the smaller Raven in 20 and the miniature Wasp in 11. California and Texas lead the pack, with 10 and six sites, respectively, and there are also 22 planned locations for future bases ... Intelligence tells Danger Room ..
3. The possibility of military drones (as well as those CONTROLLED BY POLICE DEPTS [my emphasis added] and UNIVERSITIES) flying over American skies have raised concerns among privacy activists ..
A. In the same programme Hillary Clinton talked of: “the day after” President Assad. For anyone familiar with the 1983 film of that name portraying the effect of a nuclear strike on Missouri, it was a chilling phrase.
B. .... minutely scrutinized by US satellites since the late 1980’s (“We can see a Coca Cola can in a trash bin”, “If Saddam sneezes we can see him reach for his handkerchief”) it is surely happening with Syria, with Israel also openly admitting to Drone surveillance.(iv)
C. Professor Salhi’s final point is that to deter ever mounting threats, Syria might resort to acquiring WMDs, perceived as for their own protection. However: “What is certain, is that using WMDs would be inconsistent with Syria’s well established political approach.” ... What is also certain is that in the event of an attack on Syria, the worldwide attacks on US and allied interests and personnel of the last few days will pale in to insignificance.
Hillary Clinton an attorney-at-law, wife of President Bill Clinton, another lawyer.
An Equal Credit Opportunity Act, "ECOA" what it is, "credit" as "money" in the U.S. and through how many U.S. Presidents has this gone unnoticed?
Contracts are simple with respect to disclosure, money is a vital transparency in contract exchange and negotiations.
Hillary Clinton is very good at the Rockefeller UN new world lawyer destroying the simple contract, which is a majority rule in the U.S. Constitutional Republic. Thus, how can any "attorney" in the U.S. be other than a follower of the attorneys who lead how to?
Hillary Clinton is extolled by most all the lawyers in the U.S.
Lawyers mostly in the U.S. appear in court, "clueless" non-disclosed debt sold as credit is most certainly, fraud.
US President John F. Kennedy is reported to change the money fraud, a hope we could have relied upon rather than the Nixon, Bush, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama-Bush, dictators.
Traitors in the "modern" century, we're not "civilized" until this happens: need incarceration, by design, of their own.
XYZ. British Accredited Registry, ALL the state "B.A.R.s," AND the American B.A.R. Association, too, Drone surveillance - exactly what is up next with all the lawyers that want to destroy "our freedoms."
Let us focus our intention into the attention necessary for the "Police" to also do their job in arresting the criminals that the drones identify quite readily, we know them by their BAR #s.
As "Splitting the Sky" said when he performed the citizen's arrest on George W. Bush, in Canada: "The SPIRITS (eg, Jennifer Paige Clark, Rachel Corrie, et al.) who have given their lives in this time, are deserving of the respect of those of us still living, for their sacrifices."
Drones are confused by his house and the complete ideology of chaos absent the balanced order. A perfect match for the U.S. B.A.R.s
"... Bruce Afran is one of several attorneys representing plaintiffs. He called the government's concern unfounded. Forest's injunction doesn't touch its separate AUMF powers. "The general thrust of (its) argument seems to be that the president and Congress are immune from judicial review."
.. No matter which way the Second Circuit or perhaps Supreme Court rules, this issue is far from resolved. At the behest of Obama or Romney if he's elected, Congress can pass new overriding legislation. It happened several times during the Bush administration.
.. If so, we're back to square one. Repression will continue unchecked. With or without NDAA, it's largely that way now. America isn't fit to live in. A new dark age dawned no matter which party wins in November.
... "NDAA - Judge Hedges Short-Lived Victory Over Obama," By Stephen Lendman, 9-22-12
LS, you be careful. I am now very worried about your safety. US "Congress" voted 90-1, only stand down was Rand Paul, Israel gets to do war on Iran.
This means the USA take-down, no different than other so-named "democracies," in the earth that are no longer a people or culture.
What we get for not being with 'em, the agenda never ending war.
Please be more careful than ever, and whatever you do carry insurance that cannot be voided, lots of big numbers so the earnings of any foul play can pay for a top law firm in every regard.
Stipulate your own "policy" and make it very strong in your case as to how the trail is clear.
Perhaps the late Ms. Clark's classmate Neil Tew will take an interest in her death. He is the Director of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, the very agency that conducts background investigations for the State Bar.
I spent time today, with a woman who was in Cambodia, when the war destroyed her country. She was born in 1932, speaks more fluent Vietnamese than Cambodian, long story how these neighboring Asian nations speak tongues of same and yet, not, or ? Husband top diplomat and then the Killing Fields, her eldest son was born in Peking, China. "Charles," tomorrow.
She is "wise" too, and all seven days of the week as well, Mr. S. Competition for you. Smiles.
The link agrees (shared here), and please send it universally a shared link with the entire www, et al et cetera ...
.."Mary" said about her trip, (see link) just got back from visiting the "Boy Buddha" in India. Fascinating story and riveting photos. Chills, and then the prophesies are chilling, too.
be wise, one and all /rk
p.s. "Schlinder's List" is one of my all time favorite films.
"... Me? I'd be back ...
.. Occupy Wall Street taught many middle-class white people what poor people and people of color had already known. The law is often a hostile and arbitrary thing. Speak too loudly, stand in the wrong place, and you're on the wrong side of it. My experience was infinitely easier than most. Many people arrested came out to a lost job, or they have to deal with nerve-damaged hands from being in cuffs for too long, or they face a society that believes they asked for it ...
.. While we were in the cell, after we banged too long and chanted too hard, an officer stared at us. "Look at you people," she said. "What do you hope to accomplish? You brought this on yourselves ....
please continue reading this young woman artist who braved the OWS in NYC 1 yr anniversary ...
"... Editor's note: Molly Crabapple is an artist who has created work for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Royal Society of Arts, Red Bull, Marvel Comics and DC Comics. She also contributed to CNN's 'Power' gallery. She was among those arrested on Monday during a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement ....
"... Justices Souter and O’Connor, Intelligence Agency Heads and Congressmen All Warn of Tyranny in America ..
.. Former Supreme Court Justice David Souter told University of New Hampshire School of Law that the “pervasive civic ignorance” in the U.S. could bring dictatorship:
.. That is how the Roman republic fel. Augustus became emperor not because he arrested the Roman senate. He became emperor because he promised that he would solve problems that were not being solved....
.. “My message to the American people don’t let Congress seal this deal. High financial crimes have been committed.
.. The normal legislative process has been shelved. Only a few insiders are doing the dealing, sounds like insider trading to me. These criminals have so much political power than can shut down the normal legislative process of the highest law making body of this land.”
.. We are Constitutionally sworn to protect and defend this Republic against all enemies foreign and domestic. And my friends there are enemies.”
Congresswoman Kaptur (D-OH)
... Image: Bush = Obama = Romney. Professional spokesmen, representative not of the American people but of Fortune 500 multinational corporations and banks. Since the time of JP Morgan 100 years ago, the corporate-financier elite saw themselves as being above government, and national sovereignty as merely a regulatory obstacle they could lobby, bribe, and manipulate out of existence. In the past 100 years, the monied elite have gone from manipulating the presidency to now reducing the office to a public relations functionary of their collective interests. Only tipping the balance of power from corporate-financier monopolies back to our local communities can change anything – this cannot be accomplished by merely “voting.”
The invitation was signed by Davis and the Rev. Michael Jenkins, as co-chairmen of the IIFWP (USA).
The event's co-sponsors were the Washington Times Foundation, the United Press International Foundation, the American Family Coalition, the American Clergy Leadership Conference and the Women's Federation for World Peace, according to the invitation. Stallings, a former Roman Catholic priest who was married in Moon's church, said Moon's association with those organizations is well known.
"You'd have to be deaf, dumb and blind to not know that any event that is sponsored by the Washington Times . . . could involve the influence, or the potential presence, of the Reverend Moon," he said.
Use of the Dirksen building requires a senator's approval. Dayton said he gave no such permission, and Stallings said the question of who did so is "shrouded in mystery."
... Matthew Lee is a public interest lawyer, growing out of community-controlled housing battles in the South Bronx of New York City stretching back to 1987. He has published analysis pieces in New York Newsday, American Banker, City Limits and elsewhere. He has been involved in seeking accountability from banks and other corporations since the early 1990s, and now does this work globally through the Fair Finance Watch and its Human Rights Enforcement project....
A restraining order on a lawyer? What a funny thing to happen! Also, Schnauzer is a snake, shrewd and dangerous!
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