Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Keeping Secrets

Well, dear Readers... as everyone knows, Nexus (you know, the multi-million dollar private company who likes to flaunt its "cornerstone values" while profitting from your tax dollars) is suing the life out of me - because I said: "Nexus - getting away with murder" at the end of a video I made about the March 3, 2008 city council meeting. At the time, I was using the phrase "getting away with murder" as an idiom because at the March 3, 2008 meeting once again Nexus got unanimous approval from the local government for permitted use in R2 zoning. Minnesota Statute 462.357 states that juvenile sex offender treatment centers are not permitted in either R1 or R2 zoned districts. Nobody has yet to explain to me how the Onamia city council circumvented that law in order to put Nexus' sex offenders next to day care. But the point was that Nexus got everything it wanted, regardless of how extraordinarily wrong it was.

Still, Nexus wasn't content with merely ruining the neighborhood and ruining my life. They needed to exercise a little POWER to show me whose boss.

"Grandmother," said Little Red Riding Hood. "What deep pockets you have."
"The better to sue you with, my dear", said the Big Bad Wolf.

Anyhooo... kind of like the recent attacks on President Obama for using the word "stupidity" in describing the stupid actions of that cop in the Gates case, Nexus has its undies in a bundle about my use of the word "murder" in describing the homicidal restraint hold of one of their employees after she killed an eleven year old boy at their (former- they sold it...) Gerard of Iowa facility in Mason City. Intitially, I brought the incident up at the city council meeting to point out that as they were giving Nexus the moon, the city had not properly researched and had no clue about Nexus' history; Nexus had failed to disclose the death of this child. What else did Nexus fail to disclose?

Well now we know more....

As I became more educated about some of the dreadful abuse taking place in today's "mental health" institutions, I wrote an article indicating that in my opinion, victims who are killed by deadly force while in restraint holds are indeed victims of murder. I stand by that opinion. I'm not the only person who feels this way.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Terms of Endearment

Some things strike me funny.

I was talking on the phone to a dear old friend the other day. He asked me how the law suits are going. (None of my friends can comprehend my law suits. Too bizarre.)

After I filled him in on the latest details, he didn't respond for a moment. I waited patiently.

"I, uh, have a question," he said with seriousity.
"Kay," I said.
"What is 'poopsie'?"
"What does 'poopsie' mean?" he asked quietly.

I had to laugh. He thought there must be some hidden meaning, some definition he was unfamiliar with, perhaps some CODE word, (something shameful and dirty...) and he was a bit embarrassed to have to ask.

"Poopsie doesn't MEAN anything," I told him. "Its a term of endearment... you know... like 'honey' or 'sweetheart' or 'darling'."

"And he's suing you for this?"
"Well, I also said that he was 'arrogant'," I confessed.
"If he's suing you for calling him 'Poopsie', its obvious that he's 'arrogant'."
"Shhhh!" I warned. "If he finds out you said that, you're headed for your own law suit!"

We laughed. It felt good to laugh. We talked for awhile longer, about things other than sex offenders and law suits. Then it was time to say goodbye.
He was very jovial.

"I'll talk to you soon! I love you, Poopsie!" he laughed.
"I love you too, Honeycakes! But now I have to SUE YOU!"

NOTE: In one of the documents in the Freeman/D'Angelo law suit #1, Victor Lund (their lawyer) refers to the term "Poopsie" as being "obscene". I have a question, Dear Readers. What is "poopsie"? What does "poopsie" mean? I thought it was just a term of endearment....

Friday, July 10, 2009

MLA Director's Trial Moved

Mille Lacs Academy Executive Director Paul L. Smith was "on the docket" for Monday, July 13, 2009 in Federal Court in Oklahoma City. However, his trial has been continued (rescheduled) until October 13, 2009. Smith has been indicted on several counts of embezzlement and mail fraud, crimes he allegedly committed prior to joining the "Nexus family" while he was the director of a youth detention center in Lawton, Oklahoma. Despite the serious charges, Nexus reportedly stands behind their indicted director and Smith has not stepped down from his position as the Mille Lacs Academy man in charge.

Read the Paul Smith case actual court documents

Friday, July 3, 2009

Shouting Fire

I recommend this HBO documentary.


Since the Nexus corporation, former CEO Jim D'Angelo, and Nexus chairman of the board Peter Freeman are all suing me for simply exercising my Freedom of Speech while trying to procure favorable governmental action to keep their 94 convicted sex offenders out of my residential neighborhood, I've developed a keen interest in this subject. In fact, I watched this movie twice. Intensely...
It is a very thought-provoking presentation. What I got most from it is the important message of how sacred our 1st Amendment Constitutional rights really are, and how, even if we do not agree with what someone is saying, we MUST as a society defend the right to free speech. The Nexusians say they aren't against my rights of free speech, (yeah. right...) but their actions speak louder than words... These lawsuits against me are clearly a strategic attempt to not only silence me, but also to intimidate and silence our supporters - through fear of also being sued by these SLAPPers.
[SLAPP - Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation]
The Nexusians may deem it was necessary to SLAPP around Hannabelle. But it didn't work. Their behavior is my best evidence. My "smoking gun." And where there's smoke, there's fire? These litigants stupidly continue to pour fuel on the fire I shout.
I'm looking forward to going to court in August for the Nexus (corporation) lawsuit. I'm proud to be an activist for free speech, knowing I have the courage to stand up for what's right and the fortitude to fight against what's wrong. And when indeed there IS a fire - you should have the guts to shout about it too. Protecting your rights is like brushing your teeth. You have to do it daily or eventually you'll lose them.