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And we’re back.  Phew!

The trouble is, this entire site does not work on a smartphone.  Something has to be done and no, I do not want the blog to go right to  It will still be

That way I can still put other things on the site linked from the homepage.


THE PROBLEM is this blog does not work on a smartphone.  No Android.  No iOS.  None!  Just a lot of security warnings and problems.


June 1st, 2019 at 10:23 am

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house pics

May 16th, 2019 at 12:03 pm

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May 11th, 2019 at 12:33 pm

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the whole story

I used to be a truck driver delivering Coke in Detroit.  It was a Summer job and I got the worst routes and worst trucks, we’re talking West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, and the huge wads of cash were absolutely visible in my trousers.  The safes in the trucks did not work.  I was a Teamster!  I made a lot of money in a few months.

I was never robbed.  Soda (we called it pop) was stolen as well as maybe a few rolls of coins (we were paid with those too), but I never had a serious encounter.

Anyway, my goal was to get out of there and home as quickly as possible.  But if I did it every day for years I would have a different outlook.

I understand, just a little, the FedEx guys and others lounging under a tree.  That is a small price to pay for living in a nice place.

But this is different.  This is about corruption, and we’ll get to that in a while too.

The dog ordinance is a simple thing.  It was enacted (renewed) in 2015.  It is available to all very easily.

It has been simplified and strengthened since it began.  It has teeth.

Animal Control is a name, scapegoat, and subsidiary of Sheriff Ted Mink Jeff Shrader.  All of this goes back to Shrader under Mink.  Shrader, as chief of patrol, led the infamous trespassing/criminal tampering crusade.

Here is a picture of my backyard.

Note the utility wires way up on the left above my neighbor’s fence.  I was arrested (summons) on fabricated charges of tampering with them.

In the biggest picture possible it is the same as the FedEx truck snoozing under the willow trees.  However in this case they are Sheriff Shrader’s deputies.

And here is the dog at large just to the right.  The deputies are responding to a 911–crime in progress–call, this time at a public park.  Soon after the deputies left without getting out of the giant SUVs.  They did nothing about the motorcyclist (throughout the day) or the U-haul trailer either.  The angry homeowner yelling at me from their frontyard is yet another part of the story.

They did not return with two subsequent calls over the next several hours.

Per the ordinance the director of Animal Control is in charge.  Note the word “Sheriff” at the top of the form.  Read further in “Animal Control Officer” and the definition referring-back to that of a sheriff’s deputy.  Anyway, the animal control director reports to the sheriff.

The animal control director is not without blame.  The woman I spoke with during a subsequent, repeat, dangerous offender on 4/11/19 is the same woman at Animal Control who usually says “What do you want us to do, give them a warning?”  I’ll go back and read it again, but I do not recall anything in the ordinance about a warning.

This is when I have to start using the word conspiracy, but much more on that, the laws, the E.P.R.D. and myriads of past history either later in this post or in another.  For now the solution is a Mandamus Claim Under C.R.C.P. 106(a)(2).  It is not an ordinary skill for a non-lawyer but it is not that difficult either.  Because of the above, 4/27/19 I know have twenty-eight more days.

For now I’ll just say this seems like a clear directive from the board of commissioners.

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April 29th, 2019 at 11:56 am

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It is an interesting case,,

and this account differs from Wiki.

Trump has been wrong before and will again.  Sometimes people need to be tough even if it is unconscionable, like maybe generals, but not retired generals.

You don’t release someone and then go back and torture and kill them.  Even if your job is to fight, weed out, and investigate, you don’t do it on your own.

He was convicted and he received what seems like a fair prison term.  The after-prison constraints seem unfair, but I guess they go along with being a felon.

What struck me is he was just two years out of college.  They made him a lieutenant and group leader.  It is an awful position to be in, but he chose it.  Then he overstepped it.

As for the former generals, politicians, and others, they should see the bigger picture.  You are not going to win in another country if you go around murdering and torturing people.


April 22nd, 2019 at 9:14 am

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30742 Hilltop Drive, Evergreen, CO

I’ll start.  Fred Nau.  Craig no last name Assist 2 Sell.  Jennifer Franklin.  Kevin Bynar-sounding group.  Oh Gawd, the E.P.R.D. guy.

Some names are withheld in order to protect the innocent.  Some are not.

Ok, I will not expect you, 1 hour before the appt.

Karen Weidener.

April 19th, 2019 at 7:37 pm

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I wish comments weren’t closed on these articles of yours. I’m not a commenter online on these things, but people here (your site) are smart. I learned here somewhere the FAA is concerned only with 1 approving equipment and 2 routing in the air. I already know they are not a consumer organization. My idea is class action small claims; an oxymoron. The Scientologists did it with 2,200 lawsuits against the IRS and it worked. Anyway, that’s my idea, nationwide, and I wanted to post and refine it here! I, for one, have out of pocket expenses.
Evergreen, CO

April 13th, 2019 at 10:36 am

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“Are you hungry?”

“Not for food, ” he/she said.


“Hello!  I’m here because I’ve got a night free and I’m looking for a sexy young lady who likes to have a good time.”

How nice.

“Well, what do you say?”

To what?


Those are recreations of lines from an episode I had not seen in a long time from my favorite sitcom.  They are a lot funnier if you consider them in terms of the sexual innuendo.  In fact, they are not funny at all if you do not consider them in terms of the sexual innuedo.


How do you shut-up a lawyer?

Ask him or her about small claims court.

That one’s original.

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April 11th, 2019 at 10:05 am

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alabama prison conditions

I cannot really do anything about it.  And I hope I never have to experience it.

But I have to steal some of the language.  NY Times and Washington Post have it.

Since this site is about writing–it is about me too, but not all of me–I’ll take a stab at it before I cut and paste.

“Your willful ignorance, obfuscation, and obstruction have resulted in serious concerns including safety, public corruption, and harm to local residents.  You have been told and it has been reported before and you either deny or evade.  You are responsible and these severe conditions must be addressed immediately.

End quote.  Don’t need to close the quotation marks because it is me writing and I don’t need them.  It is always an open quote.

I think that is a fairly bad stab.  That is why I need the original.

It is particularly appropriate as my legal education continues.  First up:  Chris Long and Longevity.

“In particular, we have reasonable cause to believe that Alabama routinely violates the constitutional rights of prisoners housed in Alabama’s prisons by failing to protect them from prisoner-on-prisoner violence and prisoner-on-prisoner sexual abuse, and by failing to provide safe conditions,” Justice Department officials wrote in a letter to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. “The violations are exacerbated by serious deficiencies in staffing and supervision and overcrowding.”

That does not really apply.  But we are getting closer.

The department notified the prison system that it could sue in 49 days “if State officials have not satisfactorily addressed our concerns.

“The violations are severe, systemic, and exacerbated by serious deficiencies in staffing and supervision,” the report said, noting that some facilities had fewer than 20 percent of their allotted positions filled. It also cited the use of solitary confinement as a protective measure for vulnerable inmates, and “a high level of violence that is too common, cruel, of an unusual nature, and pervasive.”

This one, not exactly relevant but a blueprint nonetheless.  Remember, artists steal.

“For more than two years, the D.O.J. pursued an investigation of issues that have been the subject of ongoing litigation and the target of significant reforms by the state,” a statement from the office of Gov. Kay Ivey said. “Over the coming months, my Administration will be working closely with D.O.J. to ensure that our mutual concerns are addressed and that we remain steadfast in our commitment to public safety, making certain that this Alabama problem has an Alabama solution.”

I cannot stop.  Helps to go right to the source, the Times:

But the report called the state “deliberately indifferent” to the risks prisoners face, and said, “It has failed to correct known systemic deficiencies that contribute to the violence.” Legislative efforts to reduce overcrowding through measures such as reducing sentences were not made retroactive and have had “minimal effect,” the report said.

“They’re not fixing them,” and we’ll leave it at that.


April 6th, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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Elizabeth Holmes

And we’re back because the HBO Elizabeth Holmes shtick is on youtube, probably not for long, and I couldn’t help myself.  Rather I did help myself.

Did that guy really have a beard on half his face?  I don’t mean a light beard, it was half of his face shaven and the other with a beard.  Who is he?

Still, they get better at telling their stories.


What I am best able to add is mostly unrelated experience.  I worked in some big company marketing departments.  Besides, I was 19 at one point.

There was a strange comment in the 20/20 doc from a NY Times reporter:  ‘I am always suspicious of big marketing expenditures,’ she said something like, referring to the hiring of Chiat Day advertising and the $6 million dollar retainer.  That is nothing for a national advertising campaign.

That was a turning point in the rollout in that the two ad execs went on camera to tell the story.  They are trying to make advertising claims like “pin prick Walgreen’s blood test,” “4-hour turnaround,” and “200 tests” when this product did not exist.  There was no history of developing such a product either through science or consumers.  There were no defense department contracts, secret or otherwise.  It is not clear at all if Theranos even had a marketing department or customer service department.  They did not even have a website.

Holmes had a $25K a month personal promotions person.

Sunny and Theranos had mounds of data but his role was not to hide it for proprietary or legitimate secrets purposes, it was to hide the cover up.

[The guy’s name is Dan Ariely, behavioral economist.]

What happens when you watch Elizabeth Holmes videos on Youtube?  “How to spot a liar” videos pop up.

She is a con artist like all the rest and she got caught.  I don’t know about the San Francisco district, but I learned from good ‘ol Frank Parlato and NXIVM that the EDNY has a 97% conviction rate.  She is very similar to Bernie Madoff, right down to the visible company and the actual back room offices.

An important learning here is the one really boring vid that popped-up:  A psychopath is always a narcissist, a narcissist is not always a psychopath.  Psychopaths are born; sociopaths are learned.

She continued:  Psychopaths in business are those people who buy a company and say ‘I am going to gut it and take the money.  They say they don’t care and they mean it.’

Anyway, Elizabeth Holmes is one of those.

Another thing that came out is the word “titlement.”  That is a part–maybe the last part of a the series below on this blog–on narcissism on entitlement.

As part of my marketing research career I used to do cell phone tests.  We spent a lot of time developing new phones with Motorola when I was with Nextel (a cellular company that later merged with Sprint).  We tested new models, competitors, details around screen size, ergonomics, typing, performance, battery life, and everything else.  Motorola obviously also designed and tested everything having to do with technical performance; my role was, we also tested everything with customers and prospects.

Just like in everything else associated with tech product development, in my experience, we all had spreadsheets surrounding each potential flaw in every beta or further development of a product.

Then there is much further research in terms of marketing.  I’ll just say the 4 P’s, product (above, supposedly developed for a customer need with prospect input), place, price, and promotion.  We did research around everything, including every word in major advertising campaigns.

As far as I can tell Theranos did not really have a marketing department.  Their research was in order to try and develop their machine.  That was Holmes’ mission, to use the company to develop the machine, a machine that could not be made.  The company was basically a(nother) testing lab with a sideline of fraudulently pushing this non-working technology.

That is the part of big company national roll-outs that I know.  There are certainly many aspects of managing a big company that Holmes and Sunny were very bad at.

The rest of it was all fluff and narcissistic visions.

“Miss Holmes, you are magnificent!”  (Watch the HBO doc on youtube too.)

P.S.  I’m not an expert but I think Edison more or less changed the way electricity is delivered to households.  I do not know if that was before or after he invented the light bulb, or how that relates to Holmes.  I’ll have to look into the chronology there with Edison, plus whistleblower laws.

Link doesn’t work here; it is possible to find the original WSJ article through a PDF online, especially on an Android phone.  It is unspectacular now, but at the time statements surrounding fraud were a very big deal.  Also, excerpts of the book are available through Google books.  The book did not do much for me; I think the writing is ordinary and now, after all the documentaries, it seems most of story has been presented.

But I’ll say this for Mr. Carryrou:  his performance against Boies and the other suits was brilliant.  He had done his homework.  Fraud is not a trade secret.


April 5th, 2019 at 10:24 am

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