Julian Heicklen’s 2010-01-15 Progress Report

Posted on January 15th, 2010 by bile
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From an email received around noon, 2010-01-15:

Hi Tyranny Fighters:

I received 4 summons from the District Magistrate of the U. S. District Court in Manhattan. These were 3 citations and one misdemeanor criminal charge that I received while distributing FIJA literature in front of the courthouse. The fine for each of the citations was $100.00, which I could pay by mail or appear in court on January 19, 2010. I was ordered to appear on January 19, 2010 in court for the misdemeanor charge of forcibly resisting arrest.

I notified the magistrate by mail that I would not pay the fines nor appear in court. Four reasons were given in my letter. The complete letter is posted at:

http://www.personal.psu.edu/jph13/

From the above you can see that I have resuscitated my web page, which has been idle for over seven years. I completely forgot how to use the web. I have spent 5 full days relearning how to do this. Much more material will be appearing there in the near future concerning the court cases. If any of you have freedom pages on your websites, let me know. I would be interested in looking at them and linking any appropriate sites.

I am adding a section to my periodic E-mails to inform you of freedom activities of other tyranny fighters. If their activities are of interest to you, please contact them. Their E-mail addresses will be in my E-mail open addresses at the top of my E-mails. There are at least 3 people who would be delighted to hear from you. They are listed below. If you would like to be added to the list, let me know in what activities you are involved.

Contacts

Iloilo Jones is Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA). You can purchase jury information and pamphlets from her. I encourage you to do so and distribute them at courthouses on jury selection days. The FIJA website is www.fija.org.

Mike Benoit is a libertarian activist in the San Diego, CA area. He founded and operates the Freedom Library. He runs a radio program called Tyranny Busters on Liberty Works Radio Network, Monday thru Friday 7 to 8 pm PT www.lwrn.net, www.blogtalkradio.com Call in number 646 721 9122. Recently he has written a book entitled “Sham and Shame of the Federal Income Tax,” which can be purchased for five dollars by contacting Mike directly. He is very knowledgeable about income tax law.

Garry Reed writes regularly for the Libertarian News Examiner. He is eager to get news about liberty issues that he can publicize. He has been great in publicizing my activities.

I am sure that there are others of you who should be on the list. Let me know.

Warning: You should know that the Federal Protective Service, and possibly the FBI, is intercepting my E-mails. Be prudent in what you write to me.

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE

THE PRICE OF JUSTICE IS ETERNAL PUBLICITY

In related news the NYCLU is representing me next Tuesday with regard to my November 9th, 2009 arrest for filming on federal property.

Another G20 police state story: Queen man raided for Tweeting about what he heard on police scanner

Posted on October 4th, 2009 by bile
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FBI anti-terrorism agents raided the Queens home of a self-described anarchist charged with tweeting protesters with instructions on how to evade police at the G-20 summit.

A dozen gas masks, liquid mercury, backpacks containing hammers and anarchist literature were among the dozens of items seized Thursday at the Jackson Heights home where Elliot Madison, 41, lives with his wife Elena, 39.

Madison is free on bail after Pittsburgh cops arrested him on Sept. 24 and charged him with hindering prosecution, criminal use of a communication facility and possessing criminal instruments.

The two men were seated in front of personal computers and telecommunications equipment, wearing headphones and microphones and surrounded by maps, contact numbers and police and EMS scanners.

Cops claim they were using Twitter to direct the movements of protesters and update them on the location and actions of law enforcement.

But Assistant US Attorney Andrew Goldsmith argued that some of the items raised alarm, including a pound of liquid mercury in the house, alongside “books about poisons” and a microscope.

The feds also found metal triangles that are used to puncture tires and two boxes of ammunition. Goldsmith said agents left a collection of machetes, samurai swords and daggers at the house, because they didn’t fall within the scope of the search warrants.

Two whole boxes of ammo? The man was a real danger obviously. Anyone with a microscope certainly can’t be trusted. I feel so much safer now that Madison and his mercury is off the streets. Err… well I’m glad  his evil Tweeting ways have stopped. Listening to the open, unencrypted radio transmissions of the police and transcribing them to the Internet is a big deal… somehow.

At best this man abused the terms of service for the Internet access service provided by the hotel and that none of the governments business. This story is feels like something out of a dystopia police state story… perhaps V for Vendetta. I’m surprised they allowed for this to be reported on. Perfect scenario for their national security letters.

I guess these guys weren’t using TOR?

Censorship of the media in Iceland regarding collapsed bank Kaupthing

Posted on August 2nd, 2009 by bile
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http://news.slashdot.org/…

jon jonson writes “Information from the collapsed Icelandic bank Kaupthing has been leaked to WikiLeaks, revealing billions in insider loans, and the bank has been working day and night to censor the information contained in the document. Last night at 6:55pm GMT, they served an injunction against the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, five minutes before the 7pm news was due to be aired. The TV station just displayed the WikiLeaks URL instead. They’ve also injuncted Iceland’s national radio, banning all discussion about the contents of the document, and they are actively trying to censor the rest of the Icelandic media along with WikiLeaks.”

Nothing to see here. Move along. Ignore the men behind the curtains.

FCC to probe exclusive handset deals, enhance diversity in the radio business

Posted on June 22nd, 2009 by bile
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http://arstechnica.com/…

Likely Federal Communications Commission chair Julius Genachowski has promised Senator John Kerry (D-MA) that he’ll give due attention to a petition asking the FCC to investigate exclusivity arrangements between handset manufacturers and wireless carriers. The most famous of these is AT&T’s deal with Apple for the iPhone. The White House’s pick to run the Commission also pledged to take action if the agency concludes that these arrangements hurt consumers.

The long standing request for action on this issue came from the Rural Cellular Association (RCA), which charges that they shortchange rural areas. “Yes, if confirmed, I will ensure that the full record on the RCA petition is reviewed, and act accordingly to promote competition and consumer choice,” Genachowski declared in a set of formal responses to questions posed by Kerry.

Genachowski also responded to four other questions posed by Kerry, albeit with circumspect answers that probably stem from a desire not to commit to too much, too soon. To a query about addressing the “shocking lack of minority voices in media markets today,” he promised to develop (take a deep breath here) “constitutionally permissible strategies to ensure that there is a wide dissemination of licenses so that women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses have ample opportunity to compete, innovate, and contribute their voices to the national and local media marketplace.”

The nominee did agree with Kerry that the agency should, as part of its National Broadband Plan, conduct a comprehensive inventory of all available spectrum and the ways that it is currently being used. Kerry has introduced a bill that would make a survey of spectrum use between 200MHz and 3.5GHz a requirement of the Communications Act. And, while Genachowski didn’t sign on to Kerry’s proposal to extend the Universal Service Fund’s “Lifeline” program to broadband, he called it “an idea that I am very interested in learning more about.” At present the fund only subsidizes telephone service.

Kerry’s Lifeline question acknowledged that there is “considerable disagreement” about how the White House’s $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus money should be spent, specifically whether it should allocated to broadband rollout in rural areas, or to “demand side” programs (such as Lifeline) that encourage more consumers to buy high speed Internet.

“My concern is that we are funding projects that are sustainable beyond the 2 year window of funding availability—” Kerry told Genachowski, “the worst thing we could do is pour this money into projects that 2 years from now will not be viable.”

Putting the unanswered questions aside, no one should be surprised that RCA is quite happy about Genachowski and Copps’ comments regarding exclusive handsets.

“It is RCA’s expectation that the FCC will find that there are significant consumer and competitive harms caused by such deals,” Todd Lantor, the group’s attorney told us. “It is RCA’s hope that the Commission will move promptly on this item and ultimately decide that banning exclusive handset agreements is what the public interest dictates.”

Iterfering with contract, monopolizing the radio spectrum, treating people differently due to their class, being successfully lobbyed by small companies looking to interfere with volunary actions of other companies, advocating wealth redistribution. Can they stop pussyfooting around and just roll out the socio fascist red carpet? This bloodletting of anything resembling freedom is painful.

Liberty Cap Talk Live: Special Edition – Episode 3

Posted on June 13th, 2009 by bile
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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LCTL-SpecialEdition/…

In the third episode, Todd and his panelists libertarian commentator and author Michael Weinheimer, JailedActivist.Info creator Bile, and libertarian writer, activist, and freelance social media consultant Mariana Evica discuss Sam Dodson’s release from the Cheshire County Department of Corrections, GM’s bankruptcy filing, anti-gay marriage conservative Carrie Prejean losing her Miss California crown, H.R. 1207 a.k.a. Fed Audit Bill, etc. Dale Everett of  AnarchyInYourHead.com may also join us as a 4th panelist on the show. Todd and his panelists interview Sam Dodson, CEO of the Obscured Truth Network and occasional co-host of Free Talk Live who was jailed for nearly eight weeks after being arrested for videotaping in the Keene District Court in Keene, New Hampshire. They dig really deep into the living conditions of the jail, how Sam was treated by his jailers, etc.

I wasn’t very vocal in the first half but later spoke up. It went alright. Didn’t get a chance to plug anything.

bile to be panelist on Todd Andrew Barnett’s Liberty Cap Talk Live tonight at 11pm EST

Posted on June 12th, 2009 by bile
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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LCTL-SpecialEdition

This is Liberty Cap Talk Live with Todd Andrew Barnett: The Special Edition Show. This is a special edition of LCTL, where Liberty Cap Talk Live’s free marketeer/libertarian talk radio show host Todd Andrew Barnett talks about cultural, social, and economic issues from a pro-freedom perspective. The show will feature roundtable guests and discussions of topics of mutual interests.

In the third episode, Todd and his panelists Dale Everett of AnarchyInYourHead.com, JailedActivist.Info creator Bile, and libertarian writer, activist, and freelance social media consultant Mariana Evica discuss Sam Dodson‘s release from the Cheshire County Department of Corrections, GM’s bankruptcy filing, H.R. 1207 a.k.a. Fed Audit Bill, etc. Todd and his panelists interview Sam Dodson, CEO of the Obscured Truth Network and occasional co-host of Free Talk Live who was jailed for nearly eight weeks after being arrested for videotaping in the Keene District Court in Keene, New Hampshire. They dig really deep into the living conditions of the jail, how Sam was treated by his jailers, etc.

I’ll post the cast here tomorrow but feel free to listen live.