Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Absence of Malice

Well, Dear Readers... our first court proceeding in the Jim D'Angelo/Peter Freeman (of the Nexus Corporation) vs. Hannabelle (of We The People) trial is fast approaching. Mid-August... I'm looking forward to it. You know, before Nexus rudely bashed its way into my insignificant, obsolete little life, my benign hobbies included collecting marbles, reading, and learning to speak German. Now my primary hobbies are - writing about the horrible things Nexus has done, and getting sued for expressing myself. It has been a life-altering time of self-discovery for me. For instance, I've found that I'm much more talented at researching this crap than I am at German. (Wie schade!)

Naturally, I've had to spend time researching and learning SLAPP suits (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) and all sorts of court stuff. Frankly, I'm encouraged.
One of the things that the notorious D'Angelo/Freeman team has to prove is "MALICE" on my part. And they can't do it. I don't have any. Oh, don't get me wrong. Everyone knows how angry I am to have the rights of our citizens discarded by the local government in order to kiss the ass of the mighty corporation which has invaded our formerly peaceful neighborhood, bringing in 94 convicted sex offenders, raising our taxes, lowering our property values and making it difficult if not impossible for us to sell our homes so that we can move to a DECENT community somewhere over the rainbow where they RESPECT the Rule of Law and the Constitution. Who wouldn't be angry at having capricious people who, on a whim, decide to fuck up your life? But malice?

1. A desire to harm others or to see others suffer; extreme ill will or spite.
2. Law The intent, without just cause or reason, to commit a wrongful act that will result in harm to another.

hmmm. I don't believe that reporting malfeasance, uncovering lies, telling the Truth and exposing a local government which has abused its power to best serve a multi-million dollar corporation (with very questionable ethics...) qualifies as "malice". Considering the safety-risk to my family, it sounds more like Self-Defense.

If you build it, she will tell...

And they have given me plenty to talk about... Jim D'Angelo and Peter Freeman may feel differently, (at least according to statements in their lawsuit) but last time I looked, telling the Truth is not a "wrongful act". Maybe they don't want anyone to know how they really are. Maybe they don't want people to see the letter from the Minnesota Department of Revenue denying them property tax exemption because they shuffled money between bank accounts and then claimed it as "donations"... Maybe they don't want people to know how they lied about the number of criminal incidences and escapes at the Mille Lacs Academy. We've uncovered a whole lot of things that I'm sure Nexus doesn't want people to know. Telling the Truth is not defamation. And if the Pronexus and Nexusians are entitled to their opinions - such as it is okay to change the ordinances to allow this commercial facility into my residential neighborhood and that in three years I'll wonder what all the fuss was about and their fucking "small footprint", etc. etc. Well, I'm entitled to MY opinions too. If they don't like my opinions, well, too bad. I don't like theirs. But I was not the AGGRESSOR and I am not the SUER.

My intent has never been to cause anyone harm. My intent was to stop an improperly classified sex offender institution from being built down the street on property which is improperly zoned. My intent was to do what I could to protect my family. I attended city council meetings, went to the County Board. How malicious is that? Nothing I did stopped Nexus. Nothing I did harmed them. They have no case.


Let us not forget that Jim D'Angelo said they were suing Hannabelle because "We thought you'd go away." [SLAPP]

After being awarded 7 years of tax abatement from the county, he said, "Game Over. You lost."

Commenting on my mother's perforated ulcer last winter (we almost lost her), which the doctors stated was caused by severe stress, Jim D'Angelo said to me, "I think it was her daughter that caused the stress..." Right.... Nexus bullying her and imploding her life had nothing to do with it.

Then there was the time when Jim D'Angelo told Hannabelle that if she would just cooperate, that she would be welcomed back into the Fold, like the Prodigal Daughter.... (That was the first time I realized I'd been ostracized from "the Fold" - another Scapegoating strategy...)

Or how about Mille Lacs Academy director Paul Smith telling me that D'Angelo was suing me because I "didn't show Mr. D'Angelo the proper respect."?

And let us not forget Peter Freeman, who after refusing to acknowledge Hannabelle (a strategic technique familiar to this Social Work teacher with special interest in "Scapegoating"), after rudely slamming the phone in her ear, sent her a short email which said: "Thank you for your interest in Nexus Treatment Centers".

How about threats and innuendo by MLA employees and their families? Let's talk about carefully orchestrated harassment and general Scapegoating on the part of Nexus to intentionally harm Hannabelle, knowing full well what they were doing. (They are, after all, experts on abusive behavior.) Now, THAT'S MALICE, my friends. There is plenty of malice on the Jim D'Angelo/ Peter Freeman side. Malice towards an American citizen who is exercising her RIGHT to free speech to inform her fellow citizens as to the Truth about Nexus. Citizens have a right to know. Especially since we subsidize the sex offenders with our tax dollars. It isn't "defamation". It is "debunking". A tough job, but somebody's got to do it.

"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it,
ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is"
Winston Churchill

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