Rising Sea Levels or Sinking Shorelines?

Rising sea levels is what everyone is screaming! Well, almost everyone. There are some of us who are screaming SINKING SHORELINES! SUBSIDENCE! And perhaps if we scream it enough others will join in and more research will be done:


Read on for more information:


Culture of Corruption – Michelle Malkin

Culture of Corruption author Michelle Malkin on ABC’s The View


GAO High Risk List for 2013

Every two years at the start of a new Congress, GAO calls attention to agencies and program areas that are high risk due to their vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, or are most in need of transformation. This site presents GAO’s current High Risk List, explains what has changed since the last update, and provides background information and related multimedia.


View the list: http://www.gao.gov/highrisk

View the full report: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-283

High Risk: Climate Change


As part of GAO’s High-Risk series, Alfredo Gomez, a Director in GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team, describes why GAO put the fiscal exposure of climate change on its list of programs at high risk for waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement.


From the U.S. Government Accountability Office, www.gao.gov

Transcript for: High Risk: Climate Change

Description: As part of GAO's High-Risk series, Alfredo Gomez, a
director in GAO's Natural Resources and Environment team, describes why
GAO put the fiscal exposure of climate change on its list of programs
at high risk for waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement.

Released: February 2013


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GAO's 2013 High Risk List
Climate Change
U.S. Government Accountability Office

>>I'm Alfredo Gomez, director with GAO's Natural Resources and
Environment team. Climate change poses threats to both environmental
and economic systems, including agriculture, infrastructure, and human
health. It also creates significant financial risks for the federal
government, which owns extensive infrastructure, such as defense
installations; insures property through the National Flood Insurance
Program; and provides emergency aid in response to natural disasters.
Changes in our climate, such as increases in the frequency and
intensity of extreme weather events, create significant financial
risks. For example, the administration requested $60.4 billion for
Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. Federal exposure could grow if what
are considered rare events like Sandy become more common as projected
by some experts.

Currently, the federal government is not well positioned to address the
fiscal exposure presented by climate change partly because of the
complex nature of the issue. Given these challenges and the nation's
precarious fiscal condition, GAO has added limiting the federal
government's fiscal exposure to climate change to its 2013 list of
high-risk areas.

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Accountability * Integrity * Reliability

From The N&O: Bank of America in $10 billion mortgage settlement


NEW YORK — Bank of America will pay $10.3 billion to the government mortgage agency Fannie Mae to settle claims resulting from mortgage-backed investments that soured during the housing crash.

Under the deal announced Monday, Bank of America will pay $3.6 billion in cash to Fannie Mae and buy back $6.75 billion in loans that the bank and its Countrywide Financial unit sold to the agency from Jan. 1, 2000 through Dec. 31, 2008. That includes about 30,000 loans.

Also Monday, a separate settlement was announced between federal regulators and ten major banks and mortgage companies, including Bank of America, over wrongful foreclosure practices. That $8.5 billion settlement covers up to 3.8 million people who were in foreclosure in 2009 and 2010. Of those, about 400,000 may be entitled to payments, advocates estimate.


For Bank of America, its own settlement with Fannie Mae over the mortgage investments represents a “a significant step” in resolving the bank’s remaining mortgage problems while also streamlining the company and reducing future expenses, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said in a statement. Moynihan’s predecessor, Ken Lewis, bought Countrywide, a troubled mortgage-lending giant, in July 2008 just as the financial crisis was taking hold.

The bank’s acquisition of Countrywide was initially praised by lawmakers. Bank of America was seen as stepping in to eliminate a bad actor from the mortgage market. But instead of boosting Bank of America’s mortgage business, the purchase has drawn a drumbeat of regulatory fines, lawsuits and losses.

Bank of America also agreed in September to pay $2.43 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit related to its takeover of Merrill Lynch, another of Lewis’s acquisitions during the financial crisis. That lawsuit was filed on behalf of investors who bought or held Bank of America stock when the company announced its plans to buy Merrill Lynch in a $20 billion deal as the banking industry and federal regulators struggled to contain fallout from the financial crisis in the fall of 2008.

The North Carolina-based bank said it would pay for the Fannie Mae settlement in part from existing reserves. Bank of America also said it would record a $2.7 billion hit to its fourth quarter earnings for 2012.

Despite the cost of the settlement, Bank of America still expects its earnings for the period to be “modestly positive,” aided by a tax credit and an improvement in the valuation of its debt. Analysts are currently forecasting that the bank will report earnings per share of 19 cents, according to estimates compiled by data provider FactSet. Bank of America is scheduled to report earnings Jan. 17.

Bank of America fell 8 cents to $12.01 Monday, after opening slightly higher. The stock more than doubled in 2012, making it the best performer in the 30-member Dow Jones industrial average. It’s up 3.7 percent this year.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which packaged loans into securities and sold them to investors, were effectively nationalized in 2008 when they nearly collapsed under the weight of their mortgage losses.

“Fannie Mae has diligently pursued repurchases on loans that did not meet our standards at the time of origination, and we are pleased to have reached an appropriate agreement to collect on these repurchase requests,” Bradley Lerman, Fannie Mae executive vice president and general counsel, said in a statement.

Bank of America also said that it is selling mortgage servicing rights on about 2 million residential mortgage loans. The loans have an aggregate unpaid principal balance of approximately $306 billion.

The transferring of the servicing rights is expected to take place throughout the year.


Whereas the powers-that-be would have everyone believe that this mortgage crisis was rooted in too many no-doc loans being issued, lax credit reqs, ACORN hollerin’ about everyone deserving American dream of owning house (to build equity), etc the true root of the problem are the commercial loans that went bad.

How many big developers lined up all their duckies in the food chain (engineers, appraisers, realtors, attorneys, etc) in order to build high end developments that at the very least missed the mark of the market down turn or at the worst were Ponzi schemes w/ a myriad of problems? Just cast your eyes towards both coastal developments (Cannonsgate, River Dunes) as well as mountain projects (many golf course communities, several connected to Bobby Ginn).

There is a total wash-out of millions of $$ belonging to BB&T up at Smith Mountain Lake up in Virginia where there is a complete condo tower like 7 stories tall that has NO SEWER! And there is a 2nd concrete pad next to this white elephant where a 2nd tower was planned.

And of course there are cases such as Quarry Hills Country Club in Alamance County where I discovered what I believe to be a serious problem for the banks involved in land transactions and supported by public documentation.

What do the banks and other financial giants do when they start accumulating a lot of ‘bad paper?’ They start calling the notes of good real estate projects that are current in order to average things out. They start cutting back or totally eliminating credit lines for good builders and developers, thus contributing to the whole problem.

But then there are smart consumers out there who turn the tables once in a while. Just search for Florida Couple Forecloses on Bank of America. Find this 5 min video and know that there are some folks who are taking a stand.

Dale Swiggett
Waterfront Sportsman & the Environmental Investigation Coalition


From The N&O: Preserve clean water fund

The Clean Water Management Trust Fund is one of North Carolina’s most noble endeavors. Created in 1996, when the state was experiencing a monumental crisis with hog waste and everyone from fishermen to developers was fearful of long-term problems, the fund has spent nearly $1 billion to help local projects aimed at preserving clean water.

Money from the trust allows for the purchase of land, for example, to buffer and ensure the safety of drinking water. Consider Mecklenburg County, where more than $15 million from the trust fund helped to protect Mountain Island Lake, which happens to be the main water source for Charlotte and Gastonia. In addition, money went to restore Little Sugar Creek, which was polluted.

Will Gov.-elect Pat McCrory, who has cast himself as the champion of business and less regulation (some of it presumably related to environmental regulation) be aware of that as his budget-writers go about the business of deciding whether the trust fund is adequately addressed in the budget? Advocates for the fund undoubtedly hope that the former Charlotte mayor will.

Indeed, this does not need to be a partisan issue, even though Republicans did repeal a legal mandate of a $100 million annual appropriation last year, meaning that the fund has to fight for funding every year. (Democrats have raided the fund to balance budgets as well.)

Though some Republicans have derided environmental regulation as inhibiting business and throwing up roadblocks to development that cost jobs, others are more realistic.

Clean water and rivers and lakes that are rescued from states of pollution are “business-friendly.” Once water resources are fouled by pollution, whether they are drinking water resources or recreational resources, they are gone. The only answer, and it’s not always an answer, is restoration, which is far more expensive than protecting the waters in the first place.

This is a most important issue in a state such as North Carolina, where tourism is vital to economic survival and where scenic vistas in the mountains and the ocean waters along the coast are assets that help define the state. Moreover, the presence of clean water makes for healthier and more vibrant wildlife habitats. People habitats need clean water, too.

Legislators may not be able to restore full funding, but they should do all they can to provide money for the trust fund to continue to help communities from the coast to the mountains. Without that help, many crucial assets related to North Carolina’s economy and economic well-being will be put at an unacceptable risk.




[ IMPEACH GOV BEV 12 ] Gov Bev agrees to investigate Legislators who are felons

As we crunch down the remaining days of 2012, Lame Duck Gov Bev issued a Special Holiday Veto to everyone in the NC Senate and House, which is displayed below.
Apparently she was moved by [ IMPEACH GOV BEV #10 ] Release from Jail comes unexpectedly, or she had an Epiphany and realized what awful things she has done.
Whatever the cause, I sent Bev a copy of my posting to all Legislators who were Federal felons because of her Crime Syndicate leadership.  Gov Bev issued an immediate Official Response, saying she would investigate my Complaint, a copy also included in the Email thread below.
Breaking news!  Readers just received [ NCDP Backstory 11 ], a satirical spoof onSesquicentennial Commemoration festivities which the NC Democratic Party was sponsoring in Raleigh on 12-12-12 to celebrate the Party’s most disastrous year since the Civil War. That was the only time, until 2012, when the NC Carpetbagger Republican Party had won control of all 3 Branches of Government: Legislative, Judicial, and Executive.
As a wordsmith, I truly appreciate that the Sesquicentennial History of the current NC Democratic Party is defined/ between the bookends of the Carpetbagger Republican Party on one end, and the Teabagger Rethugliecon Party on the other, containing between them the documented Democratic Party story FROM rise from ashes of one disaster TO the 6-year collapse into a similar disaster, the sorry legacy of LGBT Progressive Lawyer Gerald Meek and his politically brainless followers.
The Fat Cat Sponsor’s Party, paying up to $1,000 to attend, began at 5:30 pm, withCommoners and Walk-ins admitted at 6, paying $50 each.  Young Dems got a break at$20 and College Dems @ $15, including all the food they could eat and all the alcohol they could swill down because of this statement in the published invitation:


I’m not certain, but seems I recall that holding a publicly advertised party with an open bar — but with a multi-scale mandatory admission fee — may be a violation of NC Liquor Laws.  Restaurants cannot advertise free booze to attract customers. Surely the Party would not do that, not with so many high class Lawyers in attendance!  Lawyers never break the law.
But the most startling news came from NCDP State Party Chair, published from NCDP Headquarters in a Newsletter issued only six (6) hours before the “Drown Your Sorrowsdrinking began.

Friends, North Carolinians, and Fellow Democrats,

I will not seek re-election as Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party at our February 2, 2013 meeting in Durham.

I have enjoyed my two years of service to our State and to the Democratic Party.  There is much work to be done on the vital issues of good government, public education and job creation in North Carolina and I look forward to continuing to work to better our State in the years to come.


David Parker was at the Sesquicentennial Commemoration, dancing with his wife, even though his name did not show up as a Sponsor, exercising one of his last perks.  It was as if his presence was giving the finger to Lame Duck Gov Bev for trying to decapitate him as Party Chair back in April/May.  Gov Bev was not a Sponsor, but defeated Lt Gov Dalton was, who had just lost the Governorship a month previously.
Several of Gov Bev’s Syndicate Felon members who were reElected to the Council of Statewere Sponsors:  Elaine Marshall, June Atkinson, Janet Cowell & Wayne Goodwin.  Not many elected Officials showed up.  State Auditor Beth Wood did, even tho she was caught during Primary Campaign of running a publicly advertised illegal raffle at her home as a Political Fundraiser, charging everyone who attended to participate in her gambling operation.  She got elected anyway, for lack of effective opposition.
And here come more kickers in this Continuing Saga:

Co-Chairs – $1,000

Pittsboro Mayor Randolph Voller, Chair, Chatham County Democrats

<•>  Pittsboro Mayor was the only one who paid $1,000 to headline the Donor’s List, then announced the day after the Sesquicentennial Commemoration that he was running for NCDP State Chair to replace Parker in Feb 2013.  Wanna buy a Chairmanship, anyone?  Ante up!
Submitted by robchristensen on 2012-12-13 15:24
Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller said Thursday he plans to seek the Democratic Party chairmanship next year when David Parker steps down.
Voller, a 43-year old real estate executive, plans to hold a news conference Friday morning at state Democratic headquarters to announce his candidacy. He will likely face state Sen. Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville is expected to seek the party post.
A contest, said Voller, “will be good the party and everyone should emerge a winner.”
Voller, who is Chatham County Democratic chairman, said he would focus on party building if he was elected chairman. He said Chatham County had the highest turnout at 76.5 percent of any county in the state in November. He said the county raised $75,000 during the past year – a large figure for a modest sized county.
<•>  A lot of Out-of-work Democratic Legislators, who were defeated or did not run because of severe Rethug gerrymandering, are hunting for any slice of glory they can glum onto, and at least Senator Mansfield is testing the waters for NCDP Chair.  There are 4 major problems with that:
•  All NC Legislators, Dem and Rethug, have been indicted as guilty of violating Federal Law.
•  Legislators know nothing about running a State Political Party, do not participate in the complex inner workings of the 100-County Party organization, would have to learn “on the job,” and there is NO TIME for that with 2013 Public Office Candidate registration with the Board of Elections happening in February.  A Legislator as Party Chair at this crucial time is a prescription for an even greater disaster than what the Democratic Party has inflicted upon itself thus far.
•  Having been elected in one tiny Legislative district of 1/50th or 1/120th of the State gives no one ANY qualifications to run for State Party Chair.
•  There is NO REASON to count David Parker out as Chair.  He’s been ridden down before and survived, and those who rode him down are gone, or have no clout anymore.  Beware of anyone ever associated with Jerry Meek.  Without the massive distraction of the Charlotte DNC Convention dogging him, and with Gov Bev gone forever, Parker would have a 2nd chance to do what he intended to do for the Party in the first place.  The ones sticking their heads out of their hideeholes are fly-weights compared to Parker’s 35 years experience with the Party at all levels.
And please pay attention to these known facts:  the worse than worthless Website calling itself BlueNC has absolutely nothing to do with the Democratic Party, having been set up by 2 lawyers for NC Rethugs to lure dumb, disgruntled Dem Officers to anonymously spill their guts publicly about inner Party workings so that all Rethugs can watch, attracting serious liars and libelers.  
The disgustingly dishonest bloggers on BlueNC are gutless cowards, hiding their identities behind aliases and sock puppets. Third owner “James” is there to drag out comments from the dumb and stupid.  Wake Verified Voting is a known Rethug Mole who defeats Democratic Candidates, and has absolutely no value to the Democratic Party.   The ones whose aliases you see most often have no place else to go, so they puke up their ignorance there.  Fools who accept advice from these bloggershittheads are even dumber than the bloggershittheads.  Saying “I saw it on BlueNC” is as reliable as saying “I saw it on FoxNews.”
Any Party Officer who has ever secretly posted on BlueNC should be kicked out as an Officer, permanently, for aiding and abetting the enemy.  Any Candidate for Party Chair who Campaigns on BlueNC is telling you he/she is too dumb to even be elected as Sewer Cleaner, since they celebrate this sewer by swimming thru it.  BlueNC is an enemy of the Democratic Party, has never been a friend of the Democratic Party, and this is the kind of Rethug crap that must be flushed from any influence whatsoever if the Party is ever to get back on its feet again.  ~ Gene
===== Welcome to Gov Bev’s Holiday Email Thread to Legislators =====
From: Hamilton Street <genemessick@earthhome.us>
Date: November 30, 2012 12:49:25 AM EST
To: Lame Duck Governor Bev Perdue <Governor.Office@nc.gov>, “•Rep Bert Jones (U)” <Bert.Jones@ncleg.net>, •Rep Bryan R Holloway <bryanh@ncleg.net>
Cc: •Rep Marilyn Avila <Marilyna@ncleg.net>, `Rep Jeff Barnhart <Jeffba@ncleg.net>, •Rep Hugh Blackwell <Hugh.Blackwell@ncleg.net>, •Rep John M Blust <Johnbl@ncleg.net>, •Rep James L Boles Jr <Jamie.Boles@ncleg.net>, `Rep Glen Bradley <Glen.Bradley@ncleg.net>, •Rep William Brawley <Bill.Brawley@ncleg.net>, `Rep Larry R Brown <Larrybr@ncleg.net>, •Rep Rayne Brown <Rayne.Brown@ncleg.net>, `Rep Harold J Brubaker <Harold.Brubaker@ncleg.net>, •Rep Justin P Burr <Justin.Burr@ncleg.net>, Rep George Cleveland <Georgec@ncleg.net>, •Rep Jeff Collins <Jeff.Collins@ncleg.net>, •§Rep Bill Cook <Bill.Cook@ncleg.net>, `Rep William A Current Sr <Billcu@ncleg.net>, •Rep N Leo Daughtry <Leod@ncleg.net>, •Rep Jimmy Dixon <Jimmy.Dixon@ncleg.net>, •Rep Jerry C Dockham <Jerryd@ncleg.net>, •Rep Nelson Dollar <Nelsond@ncleg.net>, •Rep John Faircloth <John.Faircloth@ncleg.net>, `Rep Dale R Folwell <Dalef@ncleg.net>, `Rep Phillip Frye <Phillipf@ncleg.net>, •Rep Mitch Gillespie <Mitchg@ncleg.net>, `Rep David Guice <David.Guice@ncleg.net>, •Rep Mike Hager <Mike.Hager@ncleg.net>, `Rep Kelly Hastings <Kelly.Hastings@ncleg.net>, `Rep Mark K Hilton <Markh@ncleg.net>, •Rep Mark Hollo <Mark.Hollo@ncleg.net>, •Rep Craig Horn <Craig.Horn@ncleg.net>, •Rep Julia C Howard <Juliah@ncleg.net>, •Rep Pat B Hurley <Path@ncleg.net>, `Rep Frank Iler <Frank.Iler@ncleg.net>, `Rep Dan Ingle <Dan.Ingle@ncleg.net>, •Rep Linda P Johnson <Lindajo@ncleg.net>, •Rep Jonathan C Jordan <Jonathan.Jordan@ncleg.net>, `Rep Carolyn H Justice <Carolynju@ncleg.net>, `Rep Rick Killian <Rick@ncleg.net>, •Rep James H Langdon Jr <Jhl@ncleg.net>, `Rep Stephen A LaRoque <slaroque@yahoo.com>, •Rep David R Lewis <Davidl@ncleg.net>, `Rep Darrell G McCormick <Darrell.McCormick@ncleg.net>, •Rep Patricia McElraft <Patm@ncleg.net>, `Rep Bill McGee <Williamm@ncleg.net>, •Rep Chuck McGrady <Chuck.McGrady@ncleg.net>, `Rep Grey Mills <Grey.Mills@ncleg.net>, •Rep Tim D Moffitt <Tim.Moffitt@ncleg.net>, •Rep Tim Moore <Timm@ncleg.net>, •Rep Tom Murry <Tom.Murry@ncleg.net>, `Rep Gaston L Pridgen <Gaston.Pridgen@ncleg.net>, •§Rep Shirley B Randleman <Shirley.Randleman@ncleg.net>, `Rep Johnathan Rhyne Jr <Johnathan.Rhyne@ncleg.net>, `Rep Efton M Sager <Efton.Sager@ncleg.net>, •Rep Ruth Samuelson <Ruth.Samuelson@ncleg.net>, •Rep Norman W Sanderson <Norman.Sanderson@ncleg.net>, •Rep Mitchell Smith Setzer <Mitchell.Setzer@ncleg.net>, •Rep Phil R Shephard <Phil.Shepard@ncleg.net>, •Rep Paul Stam <pauls@ncleg.net>, •Rep Edgar V Starnes <Edgars@ncleg.net>, `Rep Fred F Steen II <Fred.Steen@ncleg.net>, •Rep Sarah Stevens <Sarah.Stevens@ncleg.net>, •Rep Mike C Stone <Michael.Stone@ncleg.net>, •Rep John A Torbett <John.Torbett@ncleg.net>, •Rep Harry Warren <Harry.Warren@ncleg.net>, •Rep Roger West <Rogerw@ncleg.net>
Subject: Report to NC House of Representatives: [ IMPEACH GOV BEV  #10 ]
Greetings and salutations, House Legislators of my native State!
Yesterday you each received a copy of  [ IMPEACH GOV BEV #10 ]  which I hope you enjoyed.  Also yesterday, a copy was sent to members of the NC Senate, and to Gov Bev.
Her response that she shall have the State look into these crimes is immediately below, followed by a copy of what was sent to your colleagues in the Senate.
There is a great deal more which has been uncovered in recent weeks, as these crimes rapidly move closer to resolution in Federal Courts.  So enjoy this, and contemplate your future all decked out in yourOranges.
Gene Messick
Nothing could be fina than to be in Carolina,
Once your criminal colleagues are in prison.
CC:  US Attorneys
===========  Response from Gov Bev  =============
From: Office of the Governor <governor.office@nc.gov>
Date: November 29, 2012 2:21:41 PM EST
Subject: Automatic reply: NC Senators guilty as charged?  [ IMPEACH GOV BEV  #10 ]
Thank you for contacting the Office of Governor Bev Perdue.  We are here to serve you, and want to acknowledge receipt of your correspondence.  Suggestions and comments will be read and referred to the appropriate staff member.  If you submitted a question or request for assistance, we will follow up with you as soon as possible.


Office of the Governor Bev Perdue
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
1-800-662-7952 (for NC residents only)
E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized state official.
———-  original message to Gov Bev & NC Senate ———–
Date: November 29, 2012 2:21:22 PM EST
To:   Lame Duck Governor Bev Perdue <Governor.Office@nc.gov>
         NC Senate Majoriy Leader & Felon Phil  Berger Sr <philbe@ncleg.net>
Cc: •Sen Austin M Allran <Austina@ncleg.net>, •Sen Tom Apodaca <Toma@ncleg.net>, “`Sen Bob Atwater (D)” <boba@ncleg.net>, “`Sen Doug Berger (D)” <dougb@ncleg.net>, •Sen Stan Bingham <stanb@ncleg.net>, `Sen Harris Blake <Harrisb@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Dan Blue (D)” <Dan.Blue@ncleg.net>, •Sen Andrew C Brock <Andrew.Brock@ncleg.net>, •Sen Harry Brown <Harryb@ncleg.net>, •Sen Peter S Brunstetter <Peterb@ncleg.net>, `Sen Debbie A Clary <Wes.westmoreland@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Daniel Clodfelter (D)” <danielc@ncleg.net>, •Sen Warren Daniel <Warren.Daniel@ncleg.net>, “`Sen Charlie Smith Dannelly (D)” <Charlied@ncleg.net>, •Sen Jim Davis <Jim.Davis@ncleg.net>, `Sen James Forrester <Jamesf@ncleg.net>, “`Sen Linda Garrou (D)” <Lindag@ncleg.net>, •Sen Thom Goolsby <Thom.Goolsby@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Malcolm Graham (D)” <Malcolmg@ncleg.net>, •Sen Rick Gunn <Rick.Gunn@ncleg.net>, •Sen Kathy Harrington <Kathy.Harrington@ncleg.net>, •Sen Fletcher L Hartsell Jr <Fletcherh@ncleg.net>, •Sen Ralph Hise <Ralph.Hise@ncleg.net>, •Sen Neal Hunt <Nealh@ncleg.net>, •Sen Brent Jackson <Brent.Jackson@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Clark Jenkins (D)” <clarkj@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Ed Jones (D)” <Edwardj@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Eleanor Kinnaird (D)” <elliek@ncleg.net>, “`Sen Eric Mansfield (D)” <Eric.Mansfield@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Floyd B McKissick Jr (D)” <Floydm@ncleg.net>, •Sen Wesley Meredith <Wesley.Meredith@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Martin Nesbitt, Jr (D)” <martinn@ncleg.net>, •Sen E S Buck Newton <Buck.Newton@ncleg.net>, •Sen Louis Pate <Louis.Pate@ncleg.net>, `Sen Jean Preston <Jeanp@ncleg.net>, “`Sen William Purcell (D)” <williamp@ncleg.net>, •Sen Bill Rabon <Bill.Rabon@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Gladys A Robinson (D)” <Gladys.Robinson@ncleg.net>, `Sen David Rouzer <David.Rouzer@ncleg.net>, •Sen Bob Rucho <Bob.Rucho@ncleg.net>, •Sen Dan Soucek <Dan.Soucek@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Josh Stein (D) ” <Josh.Stein@ncleg.net>, `Sen Richard Stevens <Richards@ncleg.net>, •Sen Jerry W Tillman <Jerryt@ncleg.net>, •Sen Tommy Tucker <Tommy.Tucker@ncleg.net>, “`Sen Don Vaughan (D)” <Don.Vaughan@ncleg.net>, “•Sen Michael P Walters (D)” <Michael.Walters@ncleg.net>, “`Sen Stan White (D)” <Stan.white@ncleg.net>
Subject: NC Senators guilty as charged?  [ IMPEACH GOV BEV  #10 ]
Dear Gov Bev,
As we all know, for the 4 years you served as Governor, you were fully aware that the NC Legislature has some Law on the books which allows Judges to steal everything that a person owns for the State, accepting bribes and sexual favors to do so.  
By the same token, every member of the NC Senate and House also know this is true, and yet, not one single one of them ever introduced a bill to correct this abomination, no matter how many times they were asked.  
Now there is nothing Senators and Representatives can do to save themselves, with the Legislature not in session, and with there being no NC courts of competent jurisdiction to try any cases of such criminal misbehavior.  
You and every member of the Legislature have been indicted for violations of federal laws resulting from failure of the State of NC to deal with this matter.
Everyone knows that Laws have been violated, and yet not one of your Gang has ever turned anyone in for investigation and prosecution.  That makes all of you guilty as charged.
Maybe the guys can organize an all NC former Employee basketball league to occupy their time while in federal prison!
Gene Messick
progressive wordsmith
no longer wearing your Oranges
[ IMPEACH GOV BEV  #10 ]   Release from Jail comes unexpectedly
Preface:  I was amazingly released from incarceration — falsely caused by Interstate criminals employed by my native State of North Carolina  — on Thursday 18 Nov 2010, a week before Thanksgiving.  I had spent 29 days in Jail.  The day before, it looked like I might spend 30 or 60 days more, including both Thanksgiving 2010 and Christmas in Jail, with almost no one knowing where I was, nor what was happening: eventually 2 lawyers did, and 1 person I was able to contact on the outside.  To thousands of folks I emailed several times a week, I just vanished.
When I was suddenly handcuffed and taken away from my home, none of the 5 police officers outside my door read me my “miranda” rights.  Having been charged with nothing, nor ever questioned about anything, nor found guilty of anything, the spooky part was that I had no specified time to be in Jail, exactly like any political prisoner.  It could be a day, or it could be forever.  
Having spent the week leading up to the 2010 Election in solitary confinement, now when I see Internet stories about political prisoners, or about extradition, first I reflexively wince, then I read to compare details.  
And when watching any DVD movie that shows a jail scene, I pause it to see whether it’s a real jail, or a cell some techie cobbled together from imagination on a sound stage.  Being both educated as a designer, and spending many years as a theater Technical Director, with my new Jail experience, I can easily spot the difference in the details.
Innocent until proven guilty has absolutely no meaning to State employed criminals in North Carolina.  I’m aware that I could be arrested again, at any time, by Gov Bev’s blundering criminals, for no reason at all that has anything to do with the Law — as they had done previously — just because they have the power to do so.  Because this could happen to anyone, it’s what keeps me writing.  If I’m still typing into my computer, I’m still alive, still free.
As this adventure unfolded, my 29 days were spent being moved back and forth between 8 different Jail cells in 7 different vehicles, in 6 different buildings in 2 counties, I wasn’t left in any one place long enough to develop the feeling that each day was endlessly just like every other day, except perhaps my week in solitary.  From home back to home again, locks without my consent closed behind me in 44 different places during the 29 days.
From the time I was removed from my home until I could return to it a month later, I was handcuffed and leg manacled 9 times, and that does not include what would have happened if I had been extradited, nor what would have happened in NC.
In both Jails, I was locked away with inmates convicted of crimes, serving their sentences of months or years.
The local County Jail where I was first taken is what readers might picture as a Jail: linear blocks of a dozen cells with bars and sliding sections that open and close automatically. A skinny Commons room with a short stainless steel table w/bench welded to the bars held the TV.  Wall phone and shower were at the far end, and the bars had an opening where food and drink were passed thru from a cart in the hall.
Very noisy place, partly due to yelling between cell blocks, though no one could see anyone else except his own dozen cell mates and guards passing in the hallway.  Decent food was provided under contract from a local restaurant. Some inmates knew each other from outside, and there were more repeaters than I would have imagined.  For some, occasionally spending some months in jail was a habitual way of life.
I studied my newly assigned mini-community with curiosity, having no idea how long I might be there. Some inmates were open and talkative, others very private.  Two in particular helped me learn the ways of being in Jail, like never going barefoot into the cruddy shower stall, or you could pick up things like a toenail fungus, which I did anyway. I can neither afford to get rid of it, nor want to destroy my liver trying.
At the new Regional Jail, with 6 acres under one roof, cells were pre-fabricated modules, transported and assembled.
One guy older than me — in the next-door cell where I was the longest — was serving a life sentence for murder.  There were no bars in the Regional Jail, just solid white walls and a steel door with a window.  I only saw him in the Commons Area when he picked up his food and took it back to his cell, never spoke to him.  Our cell doors were unlocked allowing movement into the Commons Area most of the day, except when we had to be inside for overnight, mid-afternoon or announced lockdowns.
The Commons Area was quite large with floor-bolted stainless steel tables, and attached benches like picnic tables.  Library cart, food cart, medicine cart, laundry bag hampers, and commissary cart all came on regularly assigned days.  If you wanted a calendar, you had to make your own, which I did, on backsides of the many official 8.5×11 computer printed paper receipts, a combination calendar and daily diary, on papers I hoped they would not take away from me, as they had done for my arrest papers when I was transferred.
Food was cooked somewhere there by inmates, delivered into the Commons in closed plastic segmented containers arriving in a tall rolling closet to keep them warm.  It was barely nutritious enough to keep us alive: some canned veggies, mostly starch and mystery meat, fresh fruit once a day which I traded anything to get, milk at every meal.  No comparison to the better food at the County Jail.  After release, I was surprised to discover I’d lost about 10 pounds.
I ordered packets of mustard, catsup and mayo from the Commissary list to make some of it more edible, able to create sandwiches of sorts between the often supplied 2 slices of bread.  Such things came via the once a week order sheet, which included my stubby ‘golf ‘ pencils, erasers, pens, stamped envelopes and lined paper pads.  Two inmates had bought sets of colored pencils, and decorated stamped envelopes which they reSold to others by trading for Commissary items.  My larger community here had developed a variety of ways to work the system.
My first hearing before a Judge was on my 28th day. By this time, I had met my court appointed lawyer at my local County Jail, and had a video phone call with him, he at the County Jail, me at Regional.  I’d written him letters, and had connected by phone with my lawyer friend in NC, who also got letters.  One night he managed to get me out of my cell, brought down to Intake where I could use a free phone to talk to him instead of using up my limited phone card for my cell block pay phone.
With no end in sight, managing severely limited resources was essential.  The $77 cash I accidentally came in with at the County Jail had already shrunk to $33 by the time I got to Regional a week later.
On Nov 17th I was moved to a holding cell, then cuffed & shackled, transported by bus from Regional to County, where I was uncuffed and put into another holding cell.  Then cuffed & shackled again, walked out of the Jail to the courthouse next door, and up an elevator to another holding cell.  When I was called, I met my lawyer inside the courtroom, still cuffed and shackled and in my Oranges.
We stood at a podium in a very large courtroom, and while the Commonwealth Atty and Judge jibber-jabbered about my case, my lawyer showed me a copy he’d found of Commonwealth Extradition Law, where he had underlined a particular portion, requiring that something be done which had not been done.  Therefore, he told the Judge I refused to be extradited.  That brought out the Judge’s law book which he studied a while.  Then he went back to chambers for another book.  We stood there while he studied the Law he was to rule upon.  Not very encouraging.
He told the Commonwealth Atty that apparently they could hold me 30 days while he got what he needed from NC, and another 30 after that, up to 90 days.  That could keep me in Jail into Jan of 2011.  For sure, my frozen garden was wrecked.
Except for my lawyer showing me the phrase he had underlined, no one acknowledged that I was even in the courtroom, with neither Judge nor the CA asking me anything.
After my brief court appearance, where nothing was decided except to hold me longer, I was later walked back with other inmates to the County Jail, uncuffed and into the holding cell again, then some hours later after lunch was served, recuffed and manacled, bussed back to Regional, uncuffed and finally returned to my “home” cell.  Telling my inmates what happened, I was preparing in my mind to spend Thanksgiving for sure, and maybe Christmas in Jail.  Sleep did not come easy that night after lockdown.
Fortunately, my SS check was auto deposited, and most bills were direct drafted or I would have been in a mellofahess.  I had already decided before Jail to cancel my land-line phone, so I managed to send letters to 3 addresses I found in a Jail phone book, hoping to reduce one small drain on my resources.
While I was at the Regional Jail with time on my hands, on Nov 7th I had, as a precaution, written a long letter to a friend who had been to my apartment, with a diagram of each room and contents from memory.  I described how to dispose of everything if I got sent to NC.  I never did find a way to locate an address for him.
Most of my furniture was refurbished stuff I’d picked up off the streets when college students graduated, so it could be disposed of easily.  It, plus books, clothes and household goods would go to Goodwill.  I would leave all of my fused glass equipment and supplies to my Studio landlady, who ran a stained glass shop in the same building.
There was very little of value in my apartment, just a few sentimental things, with all of my lifetime of collecting having been stolen by the State of NC in 2006, driving me into exile here.  I kept publishing what more I discovered about their crimes, and lived under a constant cloud that these criminals might find a way to come after me again. They did.
I knew from how Gov Bev’s RockCo criminals had lied to get me locked away, that if they got me to the RockCo Jail, I would never leave it alive.  Testing my memory by drawing my apartment floor plan and contents, and writing letters occupied my time, other than working two 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles, twice, and reading a couple of paperback John Grisham mysteries.
4 am, Thursday, Nov 18th.  A loud clunk woke me as a breaker was thrown, lighting the big Commons Area as seen thru my cell door window.  A guard banged on my door, called my name, and told me to get dressed in myOranges.  When he later came back to take me, I saw I was the only one called out, and asked where I was going.  He said: back to court.
All I could imagine was that they had found some way to carry out the extradition.
I joined a few other inmates in the outer hall, and we were taken down the elevator to several holding cells at Intake, where a mixture of inmates — I figured from their cross-chatter were going to various counties — were being gathered.  After breakfast arrived and I gave my eggs away, when I was called an hour later, it was the same routine of cuffing and manacling and transport repeated all over again.  Every Jail vehicle I traveled in was of a different size, depending on how many were being transported that trip. Busses had intentionally skinny entranceways, and with my limited mobility and hands being cuffed, I often had to ask a guard to shove me in.
By 8:30 am I was in the holding cell outside the courtroom again, with 3 others.  Not long after 9, I was brought into the hallway and my lawyer told me the Commonwealth Atty had called NC yesterday afternoon, and they dropped their case.
Because the Judge had left for the day, he and the CA decided to wait until first thing this morning.  I was mildly irritated that I had not been in the courtroom when whatever happened happened, and got no satisfactory explanation for leaving me out.  I can only presume that NC criminals were trying to run a bluff, thinking all they had to do was ask, and I’d be extradited.  Fortunately, my lawyer read the Law, and I had refused to go.
So, at about 9:15, the Judge signed my release.  On TV when the Jury Foreman tells the Judge “Not Guilty” and he says the defendant is free to go, that’s a load of horsedookie.
I think I’ve written this up before, so I’ll only summarize here.  I had to wait in the holding cell still cuffed and manacled, until my other cell mates were done in court, and then we were walked back to the County Jail.
On the walk, a friendly Deputy said to me, “Be sure your lawyer gets this case removed from the . . . . . (some national registry I cannot remember the name of) or someone could arrest you again, like if you got pulled over for a tail light out.”  I’ve pestered both lawyers, but so far as I know, nothing has been done.  I live in constant fear of going back to some jail, falsely arrested again from this unresolved first false arrest.
I was released by Judge’s order about 9:15 am.  But I was not released by the Jails until about 5:30 pm, when I was uncuffed in the County Jail parking lot, being told that I could not go inside to use a phone.  I had a Jail Check for what was left in my account, but no coins for a phone.
As a “freed” man, during that Thursday, I was taken inside 3 different Jails, twice cuffed and manacled while transported some 50 miles in 3 trips, before being uncuffed when I got dumped out of a car into a dark outside parking lot, only a few hundred feet from where the Judge ordered me released, 8 hours previously.
On Thanksgiving Day 2010, a week after I was released from Jail, a friend helped me load out everything from my Glass Studio, forced after 35 successful years to close it forever.
At that point in time, there were a set of known criminals in the Rockingham County inJustice System — who had added to their standing indictment for Grand Larceny, Attempted Murder and Obstruction of Justice — additional charges for filing false statements to cause false arrest and false incarceration of a harassed and persecuted citizen of another state, operating as Interstate gangsters under RICO.
On Christmas Eve 2010 — when I might still have been in Jail had things worked out differently — I filed a 302-page Complaint against Gov Bv’s criminals in NC with US Attorneys in 2 states and DC. More charges have continued to grow, including against hundreds of State Employees for Misprison of Felony:  Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
Gov Bev, her Gang of 6 on the Council of State, plus hundreds of other State Employees sworn to uphold the Law, plus hundreds of NC licensed Lawyers who are Officers of the Court sworn to turn in known criminals, all of whom know of these crimes in detail, have not ever turned in anyone for investigation and prosecution, no matter how many times I have begged and pleaded for someone to do so.
North Carolina is now certified as a National Judicial Disaster Area.  Because there is no Court of Competent Jurisdiction to try any of these criminals within the NC Justice System, it has now become the duty of the Federal Courts to guarantee that Gov Bev and her mafia of NC government employees shall all have the privilege of being handcuffed and leg manacled while wearing their Oranges before a Federal Judge.
Most people misunderstand the phrase “an eye for
an eye,” thinking it means revenge is justifiable.
But it’s an admonishment for equal justice, stated as a
limitation, meaning “no more than an eye for an eye.”
Equal justice is all I’ve ever asked.
What they did to me, shall be done to each of them.
There’s a special place in Hades for elected officials 
who steal from the People, where they shall watch 
each other roast, daily, eternally.  ~ Gene
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