People that I can live without

First off, guys in their 50’s still going by “Skippy.” Your Mommy never loved you and insisting people call you that ain’t going to change anything. The wife you married that looks like her doesn’t even do it.

A proctologist with poor depth perception. Pretty sure your entire hand up my ass isn’t going to cure what your are supposed to be looking for up there.

An airline pilot who has on two different shoes. My bad for still getting on the plane and ignoring the smell of Jack Daniels on your breath. You won me over though when you blatantly stated there would be no charge for drinks on the flight since we were going to be taking off late. I didn’t get it until you took the stewardess into the front bathroom. Who needs the “Mile High Club” when you have the “10 Feet Above Sea Level Club?”

A pimp who drives a Toyota Corolla. The cool Walmart fedora and faux fur coat not withstanding….may be time to find a new profession.

A gynecologist who suggests my girlfriend to have 3 or 4 drinks before the examination.

Anyone who says “like” more than 300 times in a 2-minute conversation.

Jehovah’s Witnesses. The only thing you witness is my door being slammed in your face and you are lucky that is my only reaction.

A doctor with blood in his hair. I figure you must have been pretty pissed at the last guy for that to happen and still are since you didn’t bother to wash it out before me.

A funeral director who says, “Hope to see you again real soon.”

A Boy Scout troop leader who I saw coming out of a gay bar a few nights earlier.

People who fake singing the words to the Star Spangled Banner.

Any lawyer who tells a judge, “Sure, he is guilty but can’t you just give him a break?”

A cross-eyed nun with a bullwhip and a bottle of gin.

People who name their kids “Scout” or “Apple.” All you are doing is guaranteeing a life of therapy and ass beatings.

A police officer on a cell phone directing traffic.

A waitress with a visible infection on her serving hand.

Women who wear thongs above their waste line for all to see. It is not a turn-on. All I can think of is the bad part of your ass being flossed each time your legs move.

Overweight, sweaty guys in the gym locker room wearing a jock strap. Bro, your high school football days are over. If you can’t contain your junk on the exercise bike it may be time to see a plastic surgeon about a ball lift.

Just a few things that distract me from being my normal, pleasant self…

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Look at every name. They were all part of someone’s life and it could have been anyone of us.

Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr. Edelmiro Abad Maria Rose Abad Andrew Anthony  Abate Vincent Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F.  Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Jesus Acevedo Rescand Heinrich  Bernhard Ackermann Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Patrick  Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo  Adanga Christy A. Addamo Terence E. Adderley, Jr. Sophia Buruwad  Addo Lee Allan Adler Daniel Thomas Afflitto Emmanuel Akwasi  Afuakwah Alok Agarwal Mukul Kumar Agarwala Joseph Agnello David  Scott Agnes Brian G. Ahearn Jeremiah Joseph Ahern Joanne Marie  Ahladiotis Shabbir Ahmed Terrance Andre Aiken Godwin Ajala Gertrude  M. Alagero Andrew Alameno Margaret Ann Alario Gary M. Albero Jon  Leslie Albert Peter Alderman Jacquelyn Delaine Aldridge David D.  Alger Sarah Ali-Escarcega Ernest Alikakos Edward L. Allegretto Eric  Allen Joseph Ryan Allen Richard Dennis Allen Richard Lanard  Allen Christopher E. Allingham Janet M. Alonso Arturo  Alva-Moreno Anthony Alvarado Antonio Javier Alvarez Victoria  Alvarez-Brito Telmo E. Alvear Cesar Amoranto Alviar Tariq  Amanullah Angelo Amaranto James M. Amato Joseph Amatuccio Christopher  Charles Amoroso Kazuhiro Anai Calixto Anaya, Jr. Joseph  Anchundia Kermit Charles Anderson Yvette Constance Anderson John  Andreacchio Michael Rourke Andrews Jean Ann Andrucki Siew-Nya  Ang Joseph Angelini, Jr. Joseph Angelini, Sr. Laura  Angilletta Doreen J. Angrisani Lorraine Antigua Peter Paul  Apollo Faustino Apostol, Jr. Frank Thomas Aquilino Patrick Michael  Aranyos David Arce Michael George Arczynski Louis Arena Adam P.  Arias Michael Armstrong Jack Charles Aron Joshua Aron Richard Avery  Aronow Japhet Jesse Aryee Patrick Asante Carl Asaro Michael  Asciak Michael Edward Asher Janice Marie Ashley Thomas J.  Ashton Manuel O. Asitimbay Gregg Arthur Atlas Gerald T. Atwood James  Audiffred Louis Frank Aversano, Jr. Ezra Aviles Sandy Ayala Arlene  T. Babakitis Eustace P. Bacchus John J. Badagliacca Jane Ellen  Baeszler Robert J. Baierwalter Andrew J. Bailey Brett T.  Bailey Tatyana Bakalinskaya Michael S. Baksh Sharon M.  Balkcom Michael Andrew Bane Katherine Bantis Gerard Baptiste Walter  Baran Gerard A. Barbara Paul Vincent Barbaro James William  Barbella Ivan Kyrillos F. Barbosa Victor Daniel Barbosa Colleen Ann  Barkow David Michael Barkway Matthew Barnes Sheila Patricia  Barnes Evan J. Baron Renee Barrett-Arjune Nathaly Barrios La  Cruz Arthur Thaddeus Barry Diane G. Barry Maurice Vincent  Barry Scott D. Bart Carlton W. Bartels Guy Barzvi Inna B.  Basina Alysia Basmajian Kenneth William Basnicki Steven Bates Paul  James Battaglia Walter David Bauer, Jr. Marlyn Capito Bautista Jasper  Baxter Michele Beale Paul Frederick Beatini Jane S. Beatty Lawrence  Ira Beck Manette Marie Beckles Carl John Bedigian Michael Earnest  Beekman Maria A. Behr Yelena Belilovsky Nina Patrice Bell Debbie  Bellows Stephen Elliot Belson Paul M. Benedetti Denise Lenore Benedetto Maria Bengochea Bryan Craig Bennett Eric L. Bennett Oliver Duncan  Bennett Margaret L. Benson Dominick J. Berardi James Patrick  Berger Steven Howard Berger John P. Bergin Alvin Bergsohn Daniel  Bergstein Michael J. Berkeley Donna M. Bernaerts David W.  Bernard William Bernstein David M. Berray David S. Berry Joseph J.  Berry William Reed Bethke Timothy Betterly Edward Frank Beyea Paul  Beyer Anil Tahilram Bharvaney Bella J. Bhukhan Shimmy D.  Biegeleisen Peter Alexander Bielfeld William G. Biggart Brian  Bilcher Carl Vincent Bini Gary Eugene Bird Joshua David  Birnbaum George John Bishop Jeffrey Donald Bittner Albert Balewa  Blackman, Jr. Christopher Joseph Blackwell Susan Leigh Blair Harry  Blanding, Jr. Janice Lee Blaney Craig Michael Blass Rita  Blau Richard Middleton Blood, Jr. Michael Andrew Boccardi John P.  Bocchi Michael Leopoldo Bocchino Susan M. Bochino Bruce D.  Boehm Mary Catherine Boffa Nicholas Andrew Bogdan Darren Christopher  Bohan Lawrence Francis Boisseau Vincent M. Boland, Jr. Alan Bondarenko Andre Bonheur, Jr. Colin Arthur Bonnett Frank Bonomo Yvonne Lucia  Bonomo Genieve Bonsignore, 3 Seaon Booker Sherry Ann  Bordeaux Krystine Bordenabe Martin Boryczewski Richard Edward  Bosco John H. Boulton Francisco Eligio Bourdier Thomas Harold Bowden,  Jr. Kimberly S. Bowers Veronique Nicole Bowers Larry Bowman Shawn  Edward Bowman, Jr. Kevin L. Bowser Gary R. Box Gennady  Boyarsky Pamela Boyce Michael Boyle Alfred Braca Kevin  Bracken David Brian Brady Alexander Braginsky Nicholas W.  Brandemarti Michelle Renee Bratton Patrice Braut Lydia E.  Bravo Ronald Michael Breitweiser Edward A. Brennan III Francis Henry  Brennan Michael E. Brennan Peter Brennan Thomas M. Brennan Daniel J.  Brethel Gary Lee Bright Jonathan Briley Mark A. Brisman Paul Gary  Bristow Mark Francis Broderick Herman Charles Broghammer Keith A.  Broomfield Ethel Brown Janice Juloise Brown Lloyd Stanford  Brown Patrick J. Brown Bettina Browne Mark Bruce Richard George  Bruehert Andrew Brunn Vincent Brunton Ronald Paul Bucca Brandon J.  Buchanan Gregory Joseph Buck Dennis Buckley Nancy Clare  Bueche Patrick Joseph Buhse John Edwards Bulaga, Jr. Stephen  Bunin Matthew J. Burke Thomas Daniel Burke William Francis Burke,  Jr. Donald J. Burns Kathleen Anne Burns Keith James Burns John  Patrick Burnside Irina Buslo Milton G. Bustillo Thomas M.  Butler Patrick Byrne Timothy G. Byrne Jesus Neptali Cabezas Lillian  Caceres Brian Joseph Cachia Steven Dennis Cafiero, Jr. Richard M.  Caggiano Cecile Marella Caguicla Michael John Cahill Scott Walter  Cahill Thomas Joseph Cahill George Cain Salvatore B. Calabro Joseph  Calandrillo Philip V. Calcagno Edward Calderon Kenneth Marcus  Caldwell Dominick Enrico Calia Felix Calixte Frank Callahan Liam  Callahan Luigi Calvi Roko Camaj Michael F. Cammarata David Otey  Campbell Geoffrey Thomas Campbell Jill Marie Campbell Robert Arthur  Campbell Sandra Patricia Campbell Sean Thomas Canavan John A.  Candela Vincent Cangelosi Stephen J. Cangialosi Lisa Bella  Cannava Brian Cannizzaro Michael Canty Louis Anthony  Caporicci Jonathan Neff Cappello James Christopher Cappers Richard  Michael Caproni Jose Manuel Cardona Dennis M. Carey Steve  Carey Edward Carlino Michael Scott Carlo David G. Carlone Rosemarie  C. Carlson Mark Stephen Carney Joyce Ann Carpeneto Ivhan Luis Carpio  Bautista Jeremy M. Carrington Michael Carroll Peter Carroll James  Joseph Carson, Jr. Marcia Cecil Carter James Marcel Cartier Vivian  Casalduc John Francis Casazza Paul R. Cascio Margarito  Casillas Thomas Anthony Casoria William Otto Caspar Alejandro  Castano Arcelia Castillo Germaan Castillo Garcia Leonard M.  Castrianno Jose Ramon Castro Richard G. Catarelli Christopher Sean  Caton Robert John Caufield Mary Teresa Caulfield Judson  Cavalier Michael Joseph Cawley Jason David Cayne Juan Armando  Ceballos Jason Michael Cefalu Thomas Joseph Celic Ana Mercedes  Centeno Joni Cesta Jeffrey Marc Chairnoff Swarna Chalasani William  Chalcoff Eli Chalouh Charles Lawrence Chan Mandy Chang Mark Lawrence  Charette Gregorio Manuel Chavez Delrose E. Cheatham Pedro Francisco  Checo Douglas MacMillan Cherry Stephen Patrick Cherry Vernon Paul  Cherry Nester Julio Chevalier Swede Chevalier Alexander H.  Chiang Dorothy J. Chiarchiaro Luis Alfonso Chimbo Robert Chin Wing  Wai Ching Nicholas Paul Chiofalo John Chipura Peter A.  Chirchirillo Catherine Chirls Kyung Hee Cho Abul K.  Chowdhury Mohammad Salahuddin Chowdhury Kirsten L. Christophe Pamela  Chu Steven Chucknick Wai Chung Christopher Ciafardini Alex F.  Ciccone Frances Ann Cilente Elaine Cillo Edna Cintron Nestor Andre  Cintron III Robert Dominick Cirri Juan Pablo Cisneros-Alvarez Benjamin  Keefe Clark Eugene Clark Gregory Alan Clark Mannie Leroy  Clark Thomas R. Clark Christopher Robert Clarke Donna Marie  Clarke Michael J. Clarke Suria Rachel Emma Clarke Kevin Francis  Cleary James D. Cleere Geoffrey W. Cloud Susan Marie Clyne Steven  Coakley Jeffrey Alan Coale Patricia A. Cody Daniel Michael  Coffey Jason M. Coffey Florence G. Cohen Kevin Sanford Cohen Anthony  Joseph Coladonato Mark Joseph Colaio Stephen Colaio Christopher M.  Colasanti Kevin Nathaniel Colbert Michel P. Colbert Keith E.  Coleman Scott Thomas Coleman Tarel Coleman Liam Joseph  Colhoun Robert D. Colin Robert J. Coll Jean Collin John Michael  Collins Michael L. Collins Thomas J. Collins Joseph  Collison Patricia Malia Colodner Linda M. Colon Sol E. Colon Ronald  Edward Comer Sandra Jolane Conaty Brace Jaime Concepcion Albert  Conde Denease Conley Susan P. Conlon Margaret Mary Conner Cynthia  Marie Lise Connolly John E. Connolly, Jr. James Lee Connor Jonathan M.  Connors Kevin Patrick Connors Kevin F. Conroy Jose Manuel  Contreras-Fernandez Brenda E. Conway Dennis Michael Cook Helen D.  Cook John A. Cooper Joseph John Coppo, Jr. Gerard J. Coppola Joseph  Albert Corbett Alejandro Cordero Robert Cordice Ruben D. Correa Danny A. Correa-Gutierrez James J. Corrigan Carlos Cortes Kevin  Cosgrove Dolores Marie Costa Digna Alexandra Costanza Charles Gregory  Costello, Jr. Michael S. Costello Conrod K. Cottoy Martin John  Coughlan John Gerard Coughlin Timothy J. Coughlin James E.  Cove Andre Cox Frederick John Cox James Raymond Coyle Michele  Coyle-Eulau Anne Marie Cramer Christopher S. Cramer Denise Elizabeth  Crant James Leslie Crawford, Jr. Robert James Crawford Joanne Mary  Cregan Lucy Crifasi John A. 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Danahy Nana  Danso Vincent Danz Dwight Donald Darcy Elizabeth Ann Darling Annette  Andrea Dataram Lawrence Davidson Michael Allen Davidson Scott Matthew  Davidson Titus Davidson Niurka Davila Clinton Davis Wayne Terrial  Davis Anthony Richard Dawson Calvin Dawson Edward James  Day Jayceryll de Chavez Jennifer De Jesus Monique E. De  Jesus Nereida De Jesus Emerita De La Pena Azucena Maria de la  Torre David Paul De Rubbio Jemal Legesse De Santis Christian Louis De  Simone Melanie Louise De Vere William Thomas Dean Robert J. DeAngelis,  Jr. Thomas Patrick DeAngelis Tara E. Debek Anna Marjia DeBin James  V. Deblase Paul DeCola Simon Marash Dedvukaj Jason Defazio David A.  DeFeo Manuel Del Valle, Jr. Donald Arthur Delapenha Vito Joseph  DeLeo Danielle Anne Delie Joseph A. Della Pietra Andrea  DellaBella Palmina DelliGatti Colleen Ann Deloughery Francis Albert  DeMartini Anthony Demas Martin N. DeMeo Francis Deming Carol K.  Demitz Kevin Dennis Thomas F. Dennis Jean DePalma Jose  Depena Robert John Deraney Michael DeRienzo Edward DeSimone  III Andrew Desperito Cindy Ann Deuel Jerry DeVito Robert P. Devitt,  Jr. Dennis Lawrence Devlin Gerard Dewan Sulemanali Kassamali  Dhanani Patricia Florence Di Chiaro Debra Ann Di Martino Michael Louis  Diagostino Matthew Diaz Nancy Diaz Rafael Arturo Diaz Michael A.  Diaz-Piedra III Judith Berquis Diaz-Sierra Joseph Dermot Dickey,  Jr. Lawrence Patrick Dickinson Michael D. Diehl John Difato Vincent  Difazio Carl Anthony DiFranco Donald Difranco Stephen Patrick  Dimino William John Dimmling Marisa DiNardo Schorpp Christopher M.  Dincuff Jeffrey Mark Dingle Anthony Dionisio George  DiPasquale Joseph Dipilato Douglas Frank DiStefano Ramzi A.  Doany John Joseph Doherty Melissa C. Doi Brendan Dolan Neil Matthew  Dollard James Joseph Domanico Benilda Pascua Domingo Carlos  Dominguez Jerome Mark Patrick Dominguez Kevin W. Donnelly Jacqueline  Donovan Stephen Scott Dorf Thomas Dowd Kevin Dowdell Mary Yolanda  Dowling Raymond Mathew Downey Frank Joseph Doyle Joseph Michael  Doyle Stephen Patrick Driscoll Mirna A. Duarte Michelle Beale Duberry Luke A. Dudek Christopher Michael Duffy Gerard Duffy Michael  Joseph Duffy Thomas W. Duffy Antoinette Duger Sareve  Dukat Christopher Joseph Dunne Richard Anthony Dunstan Patrick Thomas  Dwyer Joseph Anthony Eacobacci John Bruce Eagleson Robert Douglas  Eaton Dean Phillip Eberling Margaret Ruth Echtermann Paul Robert  Eckna Constantine Economos Dennis Michael Edwards Michael Hardy  Edwards Christine Egan Lisa Egan Martin J. Egan, Jr. Michael  Egan Samantha Martin Egan Carole Eggert Lisa Caren Ehrlich John  Ernst Eichler Eric Adam Eisenberg Daphne Ferlinda Elder Michael J.  Elferis Mark Joseph Ellis Valerie Silver Ellis Albert Alfy William  Elmarry Edgar Hendricks Emery, Jr. Doris Suk-Yuen Eng Christopher  Epps Ulf Ramm Ericson Erwin L. 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Fehling Peter Adam Feidelberg Alan D.  Feinberg Rosa Maria Feliciano Edward Thomas Fergus, Jr. George  Ferguson Henry Fernandez Judy Hazel Fernandez Julio Fernandez Elisa  Giselle Ferraina Anne Marie Sallerin Ferreira Robert John Ferris David  Francis Ferrugio Louis V. Fersini Michael David Ferugio Bradley James  Fetchet Jennifer Louise Fialko Kristen Nicole Fiedel Samuel  Fields Michael Bradley Finnegan Timothy J. Finnerty Michael Curtis  Fiore Stephen S R Fiorelli, Sr. Paul M. Fiori John B. Fiorito John  R. Fischer Andrew Fisher Bennett Lawson Fisher John Roger  Fisher Thomas J. Fisher Lucy A. Fishman Ryan D. Fitzgerald Thomas  James Fitzpatrick Richard P. Fitzsimons Salvatore Fiumefreddo Christina  Donovan Flannery Eileen Flecha Andre G. Fletcher Carl M. Flickinger John Joseph Florio Joseph Walken Flounders David Fodor Michael N.  Fodor Stephen Mark Fogel Thomas Foley David J. Fontana Chih Min  Foo Godwin Forde Donald A. 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Gilles Evan  Gillette Ronald Lawrence Gilligan Rodney C. Gillis Laura Gilly John  F. Ginley Donna Marie Giordano Jeffrey John Giordano John  Giordano Steven A. Giorgetti Martin Giovinazzo Kum-Kum  Girolamo Salvatore Gitto Cynthia Giugliano Mon Gjonbalaj Dianne  Gladstone Keith Glascoe Thomas Irwin Glasser Harry Glenn Barry H.  Glick Steven Glick John T. Gnazzo William Robert Godshalk Michael  Gogliormella Brian Fredric Goldberg Jeffrey Grant Goldflam Michelle  Goldstein Monica Goldstein Steven Goldstein Andrew H. Golkin Dennis James Gomes Enrique Antonio Gomez Jose Bienvenido  Gomez Manuel Gomez, Jr. Wilder Alfredo Gomez Jenine Nicole  Gonzalez Mauricio Gonzalez Rosa Gonzalez Calvin J. Gooding Harry  Goody Kiran Reddy Gopu Catherine C. Gorayeb Kerene Gordon Sebastian  Gorki Kieran Joseph Gorman Thomas Edward Gorman Michael Edward  Gould Yuji Goya Jon Richard Grabowski Christopher Michael  Grady Edwin J. Graf III David Martin Graifman Gilbert Franco  Granados Elvira Granitto Winston Arthur Grant Christopher S.  Gray James Michael Gray Tara McCloud Gray Linda Catherine  Grayling John M. Grazioso Timothy George Grazioso Derrick Auther  Green Wade B. Green Elaine Myra Greenberg Gayle R. Greene James  Arthur Greenleaf, Jr. Eileen Marsha Greenstein Elizabeth Martin  Gregg Denise Gregory Donald H. Gregory Florence Moran Gregory Pedro  Grehan John Michael Griffin Tawanna Sherry Griffin Joan Donna  Griffith Warren Grifka Ramon Grijalvo Joseph F. Grillo David Joseph  Grimner Kenneth George Grouzalis Joseph Grzelak Matthew James  Grzymalski Robert Joseph Gschaar Liming Gu Jose Guadalupe Cindy Yan  Zhu Guan Joel Guevara Gonzalez Geoffrey E. Guja Joseph  Gullickson Babita Girjamatie Guman Douglas Brian Gurian Janet Ruth  Gustafson Philip T. Guza Barbara Guzzardo Peter M. Gyulavary Gary  Robert Haag Andrea Lyn Haberman Barbara Mary Habib Philip  Haentzler Nezam A. Hafiz Karen Elizabeth Hagerty Steven Michael  Hagis Mary Lou Hague David Halderman Maile Rachel Hale Richard B.  Hall Vaswald George Hall Robert J. Halligan Vincent Gerard  Halloran James Douglas Halvorson Mohammad Salman Hamdani Felicia  Hamilton Robert Hamilton Frederic K. Han Christopher J. Hanley Sean  S. Hanley Valerie Joan Hanna Thomas Hannafin Kevin James  Hannaford Michael Lawrence Hannan Dana R Hannon Vassilios G.  Haramis James A. Haran Jeffrey Pike Hardy Timothy John  Hargrave Daniel Edward Harlin Frances Haros Harvey Harrell Stephen  G. Harrell Melissa Marie Harrington Aisha Anne Harris Stewart Dennis  Harris John Patrick Hart John Clinton Hartz Emeric Harvey Thomas  Theodore Haskell, Jr. Timothy Haskell Joseph John Hasson III Leonard W.  Hatton Terence S. Hatton Michael Haub Timothy Aaron Haviland Donald  G. Havlish, Jr. Anthony Hawkins Nobuhiro Hayatsu Philip  Hayes William Ward Haynes Scott Jordan Hazelcorn Michael K.  Healey Roberta B. Heber Charles Francis Xavier Heeran John F.  Heffernan H. Joseph Heller, Jr. Joann L. Heltibridle Mark F.  Hemschoot Ronnie Lee Henderson Brian Hennessey Michelle Marie  Henrique Joseph Henry William Henry John Christopher Henwood Robert  Allan Hepburn Mary Herencia Lindsay C. Herkness III Harvey Robert  Hermer Claribel Hernandez Eduardo Hernandez Nuberto Hernandez Raul  Hernandez Gary Herold Jeffrey A. Hersch Thomas Hetzel Brian  Hickey Ysidro Hidalgo Timothy Higgins Robert D. W. Higley II Todd  Russell Hill Clara Victorine Hinds Neal O. Hinds Mark D.  Hindy Katsuyuki Hirai Heather Malia Ho Tara Yvette Hobbs Thomas  Anderson Hobbs James J. Hobin Robert Wayne Hobson DaJuan  Hodges Ronald George Hoerner Patrick A. Hoey Marcia Hoffman Stephen  G. Hoffman Frederick Joseph Hoffmann Michele L. Hoffmann Judith  Florence Hofmiller Thomas Warren Hohlweck, Jr. Jonathan R. Hohmann John  Holland Joseph F. Holland Elizabeth Holmes Thomas Holohan Bradley  Hoorn James P. Hopper Montgomery McCullough Hord Michael  Horn Matthew Douglas Horning Robert L. Horohoe, Jr. Aaron  Horwitz Charles Houston Uhuru G. Houston George Howard Michael C.  Howell Steven Leon Howell Jennifer L. Howley Milagros Hromada Marian  R. Hrycak Stephen Huczko, Jr. Kris Robert Hughes Paul Rexford  Hughes Robert Thomas Hughes Thomas Hughes Timothy Robert  Hughes Susan Huie Lamar Hulse William Christopher Hunt Kathleen Anne  Hunt-Casey Joseph Hunter Robert R. Hussa Abid Hussain Thomas Edward  Hynes Walter G. Hynes Joseph Anthony Ianelli Zuhtu Ibis Jonathan Lee  Ielpi Michael Iken Daniel Ilkanayev Frederick Ill, Jr. Abraham  Nethanel Ilowitz Anthony P. Infante, Jr. Louis S. Inghilterra,  Jr. Christopher Noble Ingrassia Paul Innella Stephanie Veronica  Irby Douglas Irgang Kristin A. Irvine Ryan Todd Antione Isaac Erik  Isbrandtsen Taizo Ishikawa Aram Iskenderian, Jr. John F.  Iskyan Kazushige Ito Aleksandr Valeryevich Ivantsov Virginia May  Jablonski Brooke Alexandra Jackman Aaron Jeremy Jacobs Ariel Louis  Jacobs Jason Kyle Jacobs Michael Grady Jacobs Steven A.  Jacobson Ricknauth Jaggernauth Jake Denis Jagoda Yudh Vir Singh  Jain Maria Jakubiak Ernest James Gricelda E. James Priscilla  James Mark Steven Jardim Muhammadou Jawara Francois  Jean-Pierre Maxima Jean-Pierre Paul Edward Jeffers Alva Cynthia  Jeffries Sanchez Joseph Jenkins, Jr. Alan Keith Jensen Prem N.  Jerath Farah Jeudy Hweidar Jian Eliezer Jimenez, Jr. Luis Jimenez,  Jr. Fernando Jimenez-Molina Charles Gregory John Nicholas  John LaShawna Johnson Scott Michael Johnson William R.  Johnston Allison Horstmann Jones Arthur Joseph Jones Brian Leander  Jones Christopher D. Jones Donald T. Jones Donald W. Jones Linda  Jones Mary S. Jones Andrew Jordan Robert Thomas Jordan Albert Gunnia  Joseph Guylene Joseph Ingeborg Joseph Karl Henry Joseph Stephen  Joseph Jane Eileen Josiah Anthony Jovic Angel L. Juarbe, Jr. Karen  Sue Juday Mychal F. Judge Paul William Jurgens Thomas Edward  Jurgens Kacinga Kabeya Shashikiran Lakshmikantha Kadaba Gavkharoy  Kamardinova Shari Kandell Howard Lee Kane Jennifer Lynn Kane Vincent  D. Kane Joon Koo Kang Sheldon Robert Kanter Deborah H. Kaplan Alvin  Peter Kappelmann, Jr. Charles Karczewski William A. Karnes Douglas Gene  Karpiloff Charles L. Kasper Andrew K. Kates John  Katsimatides Robert Michael Kaulfers Don Jerome Kauth, Jr. Hideya  Kawauchi Edward T. Keane Richard M. Keane Lisa Yvonne  Kearney-Griffin Karol Ann Keasler Paul Hanlon Keating Leo Russell Keene  III Joseph John Keller Peter R. Kellerman Joseph P. Kellett Frederick H. Kelley, Jr. James Joseph Kelly Joseph A. Kelly Maurice  P. Kelly Richard John Kelly, Jr. Thomas Michael Kelly Thomas Richard  Kelly Thomas W. Kelly Timothy Colin Kelly William Hill Kelly,  Jr. Robert Clinton Kennedy Thomas J. Kennedy John R. Keohane Ronald  T. Kerwin Howard L. Kestenbaum Douglas D. Ketcham Ruth Ellen  Ketler Boris Khalif Sarah Khan Taimour Firaz Khan Rajesh  Khandelwal Oliva Khemrat SeiLai Khoo Michael Kiefer Satoshi  Kikuchihara Andrew Jay-Hoon Kim Lawrence D. Kim Mary Jo  Kimelman Andrew M. King Lucille Teresa King Robert King, Jr. Lisa  King-Johnson Takashi Kinoshita Chris Michael Kirby Howard Barry  Kirschbaum Glenn Davis Kirwin Helen Crossin Kittle Richard Joseph  Klares Peter Anton Klein Alan David Kleinberg Karen Joyce  Klitzman Ronald Philip Kloepfer Evgueni Kniazev Andrew Knox Thomas  Patrick Knox Rebecca Lee Koborie Deborah A. Kobus Gary Edward  Koecheler Frank J. Koestner Ryan Kohart Vanessa Kolpak Irina  Kolpakova Suzanne Kondratenko Abdoulaye Kone Bon-Seok Koo Dorota  Kopiczko Scott Kopytko Bojan Kostic Danielle Kousoulis John J.  Kren William E. Krukowski Lyudmila Ksido Shekhar Kumar Kenneth  Kumpel Frederick Kuo, Jr. Patricia Kuras Nauka Kushitani Thomas  Kuveikis Victor Kwarkye Kui Fai Kwok Angela Reed Kyte Andrew La  Corte Amarnauth Lachhman James Patrick Ladley Joseph A.  LaFalce Jeanette Louise Lafond-Menichino David Laforge Michael  Laforte Alan Charles LaFrance Juan Lafuente Neil Kwong-Wah  Lai Vincent Anthony Laieta William David Lake Franco Lalama Chow  Kwan Lam Stephen LaMantia Amy Hope Lamonsoff Nickola Lampley Robert  Lane Brendan Mark Lang Rosanne P. Lang Vanessa Langer Mary Louise  Langley Peter J. Langone Thomas Michael Langone Michele Bernadette  Lanza Ruth Sheila Lapin Carol Ann LaPlante Ingeborg Lariby Robin  Blair Larkey Christopher Randall Larrabee Hamidou S. Larry Scott  Larsen John Adam Larson Gary Edward Lasko Nicholas Craig  Lassman Paul Laszczynski Jeffrey G. LaTouche Charles  Laurencin Stephen James Lauria Maria LaVache Denis Francis  Lavelle Jeannine Mary LaVerde Anna A. Laverty Steven Lawn Robert  Lawrence Nathaniel Lawson Eugen Gabriel Lazar James Patrick  Leahy Joseph Gerard Leavey Neil Joseph Leavy Leon Lebor Kenneth  Charles Ledee Alan J. Lederman Elena F. Ledesma Alexis Leduc David  S. Lee Gary H. Lee Hyun Joon Lee Juanita Lee Kathryn Blair Lee Linda C. Lee Lorraine Mary Lee Myoung Woo Lee Richard Y.  Lee Stuart Soo-Jin Lee Yang Der Lee Stephen Paul Lefkowitz Adriana  Legro Edward Joseph Lehman Eric Andrew Lehrfeld David Leistman David  Prudencio Lemagne Joseph Anthony Lenihan John Joseph Lennon, Jr. John  Robinson Lenoir Jorge Luis Leon Matthew Gerard Leonard Michael  Lepore Charles A. Lesperance Jeff Leveen John Dennis Levi Alisha  Caren Levin Neil David Levin Robert Levine Robert Michael  Levine Shai Levinhar Adam Jay Lewis Margaret Susan Lewis Ye Wei  Liang Orasri Liangthanasarn Daniel F. Libretti Ralph  Licciardi Edward Lichtschein Steven Barry Lillianthal Carlos R.  Lillo Craig Damian Lilore Arnold A. Lim Darya Lin Wei Rong  Lin Nickie L. Lindo Thomas V. Linehan, Jr. Robert Thomas  Linnane Alan P. Linton, Jr. Diane Theresa Lipari Kenneth  Lira Francisco Alberto Liriano Lorraine Lisi Paul Lisson Vincent M.  Litto Ming-Hao Liu Nancy Liz Harold Lizcano Martin Lizzul George  A. Llanes Elizabeth C. Logler Catherine Lisa Loguidice Jerome Robert  Lohez Michael William Lomax Laura Maria Longing Salvatore  Lopes Daniel Lopez George Lopez Luis Manuel Lopez Manuel L.  Lopez Joseph Lostrangio Chet Dek Louie Stuart Seid Louis Joseph  Lovero Jenny Seu Kueng Low Wong Michael W. Lowe Garry W.  Lozier John Peter Lozowsky Charles Peter Lucania Edward Hobbs  Luckett Mark Gavin Ludvigsen Lee Charles Ludwig Sean Thomas  Lugano Daniel Lugo Marie Lukas William Lum, Jr. Michael P.  Lunden Christopher Lunder Anthony Luparello Gary Frederick  Lutnick William Lutz Linda Anne Luzzicone Alexander Lygin Farrell  Peter Lynch James Francis Lynch Louise A. Lynch Michael Cameron  Lynch Michael F. Lynch Michael Francis Lynch Richard D. Lynch,  Jr. Robert Henry Lynch, Jr. Sean P. Lynch Sean Patrick Lynch Michael  J. Lyons Monica Anne Lyons Patrick Lyons Robert Francis Mace Jan  Maciejewski Catherine Fairfax Macrae Richard Blaine Madden Simon  Maddison Noell Maerz Jennieann Maffeo Joseph Maffeo Jay Robert  Magazine Brian Magee Charles Wilson Magee Joseph V. Maggitti Ronald  Magnuson Daniel L. Maher Thomas Anthony Mahon William J.  Mahoney Joseph Daniel Maio Takashi Makimoto Abdu Ali Malahi Debora  I. Maldonado Myrna T. Maldonado-Agosto Alfred Russell Maler Gregory  James Malone Edward Francis Maloney III Joseph Maloney Gene Edward  Maloy Christian Maltby Francisco Miguel Mancini Joseph Mangano Sara  Elizabeth Manley Debra Mannetta Marion Victoria Manning Terence John  Manning James Maounis Joseph Ross Marchbanks, Jr. Peter Edward  Mardikian Edward Joseph Mardovich Charles Joseph Margiotta Kenneth  Joseph Marino Lester V. Marino Vita Marino Kevin Marlo Jose  Marrero John Marshall James Martello Michael A. Marti Peter C.  Martin William J. Martin, Jr. Brian E. Martineau Betsy  Martinez Edward Martinez Jose Angel Martinez, Jr. Robert Gabriel  Martinez Victor Martinez Pastrana Lizie D. Martinez-Calderon Paul  Richard Martini Joseph A. Mascali Bernard Mascarenhas Stephen Frank  Masi Nicholas George Massa Patricia Ann Massari Michael  Massaroli Philip William Mastrandrea, Jr. Rudolph Mastrocinque Joseph  Mathai Charles Mathers William A. Mathesen Marcello  Matricciano Margaret Elaine Mattic Robert D. Mattson Walter  Matuza Charles A. Mauro, Jr. Charles J. Mauro Dorothy Mauro Nancy  T. Mauro Tyrone May Keithroy Marcellus Maynard Robert J. Mayo Kathy  Nancy Mazza Edward Mazzella, Jr. Jennifer Lynn Mazzotta Kaaria  Mbaya James Joseph McAlary Brian McAleese Patricia Ann  McAneney Colin Robert McArthur John Kevin McAvoy Kenneth M.  McBrayer Brendan McCabe Micheal McCabe Thomas McCann Justin  McCarthy Kevin M. McCarthy Michael McCarthy Robert McCarthy Stanley  McCaskill Katie Marie McCloskey Joan McConnell-Cullinan Charles Austin  McCrann Tonyell F. McDay Matthew T. McDermott Joseph P.  McDonald Brian Grady McDonnell Michael P. McDonnell John McDowell,  Jr. Eamon J. McEneaney John Thomas McErlean, Jr. Daniel Francis  McGinley Mark Ryan McGinly William E. McGinn Thomas Henry  MCGinnis Michael Gregory McGinty Ann McGovern Scott Martin  McGovern William McGovern Stacey Sennas McGowan Francis Noel  McGuinn Patrick McGuire Thomas M. McHale Keith McHeffey Ann M.  McHugh Denis J. McHugh III Dennis McHugh Michael E. McHugh Robert G.  McIlvaine Donald James McIntyre Stephanie Marie McKenna Barry J.  McKeon Evelyn C. McKinnedy Darryl Leron McKinney George Patrick  McLaughlin, Jr. Robert C. McLaughlin, Jr. Gavin McMahon Robert D.  McMahon Edmund McNally Daniel W. McNeal Walter Arthur McNeil Jisley  McNish Christine Sheila McNulty Sean Peter McNulty Robert  McPadden Terence A. McShane Timothy Patrick McSweeney Martin E.  McWilliams Rocco A. Medaglia Abigail Cales Medina Ana Iris  Medina Deborah Louise Medwig Damian Meehan William J. Meehan Alok  Mehta Raymond Meisenheimer Manuel Emilio Mejia Eskedar  Melaku Antonio Melendez Mary Melendez Yelena Melnichenko Stuart Todd  Meltzer Diarelia Jovanah Mena Charles Mendez Lizette  Mendoza Shevonne Olicia Mentis Steven Mercado Westly Mercer Ralph  Joseph Mercurio Alan Harvey Merdinger George L. Merino Yamel  Merino George Merkouris Deborah Merrick Raymond Joseph Metz  III Jill Ann Metzler David Robert Meyer Nurul H. Miah William Edward  Micciulli Martin Paul Michelstein Peter Teague Milano Gregory  Milanowycz Lukasz Tomasz Milewski Sharon Christina Millan Corey Peter  Miller Craig James Miller Douglas Charles Miller Henry Alfred Miller,  Jr. Joel Miller Michael Matthew Miller Philip D. Miller Robert Alan  Miller Robert Cromwell Miller, Jr. Benjamin Millman Charles Morris  Mills Ronald Keith Milstein Robert Minara William George  Minardi Diakite Minata Louis Joseph Minervino Thomas  Mingione Wilbert Miraille Dominick N. Mircovich Rajesh Arjan  Mirpuri Joseph Mistrulli Susan J. Miszkowicz Paul Thomas  Mitchell Richard P. Miuccio Frank V. Moccia, Sr. Louis Joseph  Modafferi Boyie Mohammed Dennis Mojica Manuel Mojica Kleber  Molina Manuel De Jesus Molina Carl Molinaro Justin Molisani Brian  Monaghan Franklin Monahan John Monahan Kristen Montanaro Craig  Montano Michael Montesi Jeffrey Montgomery Peter Montoulieu Cheryl  Ann Monyak Thomas Moody Sharon Moore Krishna Moorthy Abner  Morales Carlos Manuel Morales Luis Morales Paula E. Morales John  Moran John Chrisopher Moran Kathleen Moran Lindsay Stapleton  Morehouse George Morell Steven P. Morello Vincent S. Morello Yvette  Nicole Moreno Dorothy Morgan Richard Morgan Nancy Morgenstern Sanae  Mori Blanca Robertina Morocho Leonel Geronimo Morocho Dennis Gerard  Moroney Lynne Irene Morris Seth Allan Morris Stephen Philip  Morris Christopher Martel Morrison Jorge Luis Morron Garcia Ferdinand  V. Morrone William David Moskal Marco Motroni Cynthia  Motus-Wilson Iouri A. Mouchinski Jude Joseph Moussa Peter  Moutos Damion O’Neil Mowatt Christopher Mozzillo Stephen Vincent  Mulderry Richard Muldowney Jr Michael D. Mullan Dennis Michael  Mulligan Peter James Mulligan Michael Joseph Mullin James Donald  Munhall Nancy Muniz Carlos Munoz Frank Munoz Theresa  Munson Robert M. Murach Cesar Augusto Murillo Marc A. Murolo Brian  Joseph Murphy Charles Anthony Murphy Christopher W. Murphy Edward  Charles Murphy James F. Murphy Iv James Thomas Murphy Kevin James  Murphy Patrick Sean Murphy Raymond E. Murphy Robert Eddie Murphy,  Jr. John Joseph Murray John Joseph Murray, Jr. Susan D.  Murray Valerie Victoria Murray Richard Todd Myhre Robert B.  Nagel Takuya Nakamura Alexander Napier Frank Joseph Naples III John  Napolitano Catherine Ann Nardella Mario Nardone, Jr. Manika K. Narula Mehmood Naseem Narender Nath Karen Susan Navarro Joseph Micheal  Navas Francis Joseph Nazario Glenroy I. Neblett Rayman Marcus  Neblett Jerome O. Nedd Laurence Nedell Luke G. Nee Pete  Negron Ann N. Nelson David William Nelson James Nelson Michele Ann  Nelson Peter Allen Nelson Oscar Francis Nesbitt Gerard Terence  Nevins Christopher Newton-Carter Kapinga Ngalula Nancy Yuen Ngo Jody  Nichilo Martin S. Niederer Alfonse Joseph Niedermeyer Frank John  Niestadt, Jr. Gloria Nieves Juan Nieves, Jr. Troy Edward Nilsen Paul  Nimbley John B. Niven Katherine Marie Noack Curtis Terrance  Noel Daniel R. Nolan Robert Noonan Daniela R. Notaro Brian  Christopher Novotny Soichi Numata Brian Felix Nunez Jose  Nunez Jeffrey Roger Nussbaum Dennis O’Berg James P. O’Brien,  Jr. Michael P. O’Brien Scott J. O’Brien Timothy Michael  O’Brien Daniel O’Callaghan Dennis James O’Connor, Jr. Diana J.  O’Connor Keith Kevin O’Connor Richard J. O’Connor Amy  O’Doherty Marni Pont O’Doherty James Andrew O’Grady Thomas  O’Hagan Patrick J. O’Keefe William O’Keefe Gerald O’leary Matthew  Timothy O’Mahony Peter J. O’Neill, Jr. Sean Gordon O’Neill Kevin  O’Rourke Patrick J. O’Shea Robert William O’Shea Timothy F.  O’Sullivan James A. Oakley Douglas E. Oelschlager Takashi  Ogawa Albert Ogletree Philip Paul Ognibene Joseph J. Ogren Samuel  Oitice Gerald Michael Olcott Christine Anne Olender Linda Mary  Oliva Edward Kraft Oliver Leah E. Oliver Eric T. Olsen Jeffrey James  Olsen Maureen Lyons Olson Steven John Olson Toshihiro Onda Seamus L.  O’Neal John P. Oneill Frank Oni Michael C. Opperman Christopher  Orgielewicz Margaret Orloske Virginia Anne Ormiston Ronald  Orsini Peter Ortale Juan Ortega-Campos Alexander Ortiz David  Ortiz Emilio Ortiz, Jr. Pablo Ortiz Paul Ortiz, Jr. Sonia  Ortiz Masaru Ose Elsy C. Osorio James R. Ostrowski Jason Douglas  Oswald Michael Otten Isidro D. Ottenwalder Michael Chung Ou Todd  Joseph Ouida Jesus Ovalles Peter J. Owens, Jr. Adianes Oyola Angel  M. Pabon Israel Pabon, Jr. Roland Pacheco Michael Benjamin  Packer Rene Padilla-Chavarria Deepa Pakkala Jeffrey Matthew  Palazzo Thomas Palazzo Richard Palazzolo Orio J. Palmer Frank  Anthony Palombo Alan N. Palumbo Christopher Matthew Panatier Dominique  Lisa Pandolfo Paul J. Pansini John M. Paolillo Edward Joseph  Papa Salvatore T. Papasso James Nicholas Pappageorge Vinod Kumar  Parakat Vijayashanker Paramsothy Nitin Parandkar Hardai Parbhu James  Wendell Parham Debra Marie Paris George Paris Gye Hyong Park Philip  Lacey Parker Michael Alaine Parkes Robert E. Parks, Jr. Hashmukhrai C.  Parmar Robert Parro Diane Marie Parsons Leobardo Lopez  Pascual Michael Pascuma Jerrold Paskins Horace Robert  Passananti Suzanne H. Passaro Avnish Ramanbhai Patel Dipti  Patel Manish Patel Steven Bennett Paterson James Matthew  Patrick Manuel D. Patrocino Bernard E. Patterson Cira Marie  Patti Robert E. Pattison James Robert Paul Patrice Paz Victor  Paz-Gutierrez Stacey Lynn Peak Richard Allen Pearlman Durrell V.  Pearsall Thomas Pedicini Todd Douglas Pelino Michel Adrian  Pelletier Anthony G. Peluso Angel Ramon Pena Richard Al Penny Salvatore F. Pepe Carl Peralta Robert David Peraza Jon A.  Perconti Alejo Perez Angel Perez, Jr. Angela Susan Perez Anthony  Perez Ivan Perez Nancy E. Perez Joseph John Perroncino Edward J.  Perrotta Emelda H. Perry Glenn C. Perry John William Perry Franklin  Allan Pershep Danny Pesce Michael John Pescherine Davin  Peterson William Russell Peterson Mark Petrocelli Philip Scott  Petti Glen Kerrin Pettit Dominick Pezzulo Kaleen Elizabeth  Pezzuti Kevin Pfeifer Tu-Anh Pham Kenneth Phelan Sneha Ann  Philips Gerard Phillips Suzette Eugenia Piantieri Ludwig John  Picarro Matthew M. Picerno Joseph Oswald Pick Christopher  Pickford Dennis J. Pierce Bernard Pietronico Nicholas P.  Pietrunti Theodoros Pigis Susan Elizabeth Pinto Joseph  Piskadlo Christopher Todd Pitman Joshua Piver Joseph Plumitallo John  Pocher William Howard Pohlmann Laurence Polatsch Thomas H.  Polhemus Steve Pollicino Susan M. Pollio Joshua Iousa  Poptean Giovanna Porras Anthony Portillo James Edward  Potorti Daphne Pouletsos Richard N. Poulos Stephen Emanual  Poulos Brandon Jerome Powell Shawn Edward Powell Antonio  Pratt Gregory M. Preziose Wanda Ivelisse Prince Vincent  Princiotta Kevin Prior Everett Martin Proctor III Carrie Beth  Progen Sarah Prothero-Redheffer David Lee Pruim Richard  Prunty John Foster Puckett Robert David Pugliese Edward F.  Pullis Patricia Ann Puma Hemanth Kumar Puttur Edward R. Pykon Christopher Quackenbush Lars Peter Qualben Lincoln Quappe Beth Ann  Quigley Michael Quilty James Francis Quinn Ricardo J. Quinn Carlos  Quishpe-Cuaman Carol Millicent Rabalais Christopher Peter A.  Racaniello Leonard J. Ragaglia Eugene Raggio Laura Marie  Ragonese-Snik Michael Ragusa Peter Frank Raimondi Harry A.  Raines Ehtesham Raja Valsa Raju Edward Rall Lukas Rambousek Maria  Ramirez Harry Ramos Vishnoo Ramsaroop Lorenzo E. Ramzey Alfred Todd  Rancke Adam David Rand Jonathan C. Randall Srinivasa Shreyas  Ranganath Anne T. Ransom Faina Aronovna Rapoport Robert A.  Rasmussen Amenia Rasool Roger Mark Rasweiler David Alan  Rathkey William Ralph Raub Gerard P. Rauzi Alexey Razuvaev Gregory  Reda Michele Reed Judith Ann Reese Donald J. Regan Robert M. Regan Thomas Michael Regan Christian Michael Otto Regenhard Howard  Reich Gregg Reidy James Brian Reilly Kevin O. Reilly Timothy E.  Reilly Joseph Reina, Jr. Thomas Barnes Reinig Frank Bennett  Reisman Joshua Scott Reiss Karen Renda John Armand Reo Richard Cyril  Rescorla John Thomas Resta Luis Clodoaldo Revilla Eduvigis Reyes,  Jr. Bruce Albert Reynolds John Frederick Rhodes Francis Saverio  Riccardelli Rudolph N. Riccio Ann Marie Riccoboni David H.  Rice Eileen Mary Rice Kenneth Frederick Rice III Vernon Allan  Richard Claude Daniel Richards Gregory David Richards Michael Richards Venesha Orintia Richards James C. Riches Alan Jay Richman John M.  Rigo Theresa Risco Rose Mary Riso Moises N. Rivas Joseph  Rivelli Carmen Alicia Rivera Isaias Rivera Juan William Rivera Linda  Ivelisse Rivera David E. Rivers Joseph R. Riverso Paul V. Rizza John  Frank Rizzo Stephen Louis Roach Joseph Roberto Leo Arthur  Roberts Michael Roberts Michael Edward Roberts Donald Walter Robertson,  Jr. Catherina Robinson Jeffery Robinson Michell Lee Jean  Robotham Donald A. Robson Antonio A. Rocha Raymond James Rocha Laura  Rockefeller John Rodak Antonio J. Rodrigues Anthony Rodriguez Carmen  Milagros Rodriguez Gregory Ernesto Rodriguez Marsha A. Rodriguez Mayra  Valdes Rodriguez Richard Rodriguez David Bartolo  Rodriguez-Vargas Matthew Rogan Karlie Barbara Rogers Scott Williams  Rohner Keith Roma Joseph M. Romagnolo Efrain Romero, Sr. Elvin  Romero Juan Romero Orozco James A. Romito Sean Paul Rooney Eric  Thomas Ropiteau Aida Rosario Angela Rosario Wendy Alice Rosario  Wakeford Mark Rosen Brooke David Rosenbaum Linda Rosenbaum Sheryl  Lynn Rosenbaum Lloyd Daniel Rosenberg Mark Louis Rosenberg Andrew Ira  Rosenblum Joshua M. Rosenblum Joshua Alan Rosenthal Richard David  Rosenthal Daniel Rosetti Norman S. Rossinow Nicholas P.  Rossomando Michael Craig Rothberg Donna Marie Rothenberg Nicholas  Rowe Timothy Alan Roy, Sr. Paul G. Ruback Ronald J. Ruben Joanne  Rubino David M. Ruddle Bart Joseph Ruggiere Susan A. Ruggiero Adam  Keith Ruhalter Gilbert Ruiz Obdulio Ruiz Diaz Stephen P.  Russell Steven Harris Russin Michael Thomas Russo, Sr. Wayne Alan  Russo Edward Ryan John Joseph Ryan, Jr. Jonathan Stephan  Ryan Matthew Lancelot Ryan Tatiana Ryjova Christina Sunga  Ryook Thierry Saada Jason Elazar Sabbag Thomas E. Sabella Scott  Saber Joseph Francis Sacerdote Neeraha Sadaranghgani Mohammad Ali  Sadeque Francis John Sadocha Jude Safi Brock Joel Safronoff Edward  Saiya John Patrick Salamone Hernando Salas Juan G. Salas Esmerlin  Antonio Salcedo John Salvatore Salerno, Jr. Richard L. Salinardi,  Jr. Wayne John Saloman Nolbert Salomon Catherine Patricia  Salter Frank Salvaterra Paul Richard Salvio Samuel Robert Salvo,  Jr. Rena Sam-Dinnoo Carlos Alberto Samaniego James Kenneth Samuel,  Jr. Michael San Phillip Sylvia San Pio Hugo M. Sanay Erick  Sanchez Jacquelyn Patrice Sanchez Eric M. Sand Stacey Leigh  Sanders Herman S. Sandler James Sands, Jr. Ayleen J.  Santiago Kirsten Santiago Maria Theresa Santillan Susan Gayle  Santo Christopher Santora John A. Santore Mario L. Santoro Rafael  Humberto Santos Rufino Conrado Flores Santos Iii Jorge Octavio Santos  Anaya Kalyan Sarkar Chapelle R. Sarker Paul F. Sarle Deepika Kumar  Sattaluri Gregory Thomas Saucedo Susan M. Sauer Anthony  Savas Vladimir Savinkin Jackie Sayegh John Michael Sbarbaro Robert  L. Scandole, Jr. Michelle Scarpitta Dennis Scauso John Albert  Schardt John G. Scharf Frederick Claude Scheffold, Jr. Angela Susan  Scheinberg Scott Mitchell Schertzer Sean Schielke Steven Francis  Schlag Jon Schlissel Karen Helene Schmidt Ian Schneider Thomas G.  Schoales Frank G. Schott, Jr. Gerard Patrick Schrang Jeffrey H.  Schreier John T. Schroeder Susan Lee Schuler Edward William  Schunk Mark E. Schurmeier Clarin Shellie Schwartz John Burkhart  Schwartz Mark Schwartz Adriane Victoria Scibetta Raphael  Scorca Randolph Scott Sheila Scott Christopher Jay Scudder Arthur  Warren Scullin Michael Herman Seaman Margaret M. Seeliger Anthony  Segarra Carlos Segarra Jason Sekzer Matthew Carmen Sellitto Howard  Selwyn Larry John Senko Arturo Angelo Sereno Frankie Serrano Alena  Sesinova Adele Christine Sessa Sita Nermalla Sewnarine Karen Lynn  Seymour Davis Sezna Thomas Joseph Sgroi Jayesh S. Shah Khalid M.  Shahid Mohammed Shajahan Gary Shamay Earl Richard Shanahan Neil  Shastri Kathryn Anne Shatzoff Barbara A. Shaw Jeffrey James  Shaw Robert John Shay, Jr. Daniel James Shea Joseph Patrick  Shea Linda Sheehan Hagay Shefi John Anthony Sherry Atsushi  Shiratori Thomas Joseph Shubert Mark Shulman See Wong Shum Allan  Abraham Shwartzstein Johanna Sigmund Dianne T. Signer Gregory Sikorsky Stephen Gerard Siller David Silver Craig A. Silverstein Nasima  Hameed Simjee Bruce Edward Simmons Arthur Simon Kenneth Alan  Simon Michael J. Simon Paul Joseph Simon Marianne Teresa  Simone Barry Simowitz Jeff Lyal Simpson Khamladai Singh Kulwant  Singh Roshan Ramesh Singh Thomas E. Sinton III Peter A.  Siracuse Muriel Fay Siskopoulos Joseph Michael Sisolak John P.  Skala Francis Joseph Skidmore, Jr. Toyena Skinner Paul A. Skrzypek Christopher Paul Slattery Vincent Robert Slavin Robert F.  Sliwak Paul K. Sloan Stanley S. Smagala, Jr. Wendy L.  Small Catherine Smith Daniel Laurence Smith George Eric Smith James  Gregory Smith Jeffrey R. Smith Joyce Patricia Smith Karl T.  Smith Keisha Smith Kevin Joseph Smith Leon Smith, Jr. Moira Ann  Smith Rosemary A. Smith Bonnie Jeanne Smithwick Rochelle Monique  Snell Leonard J. Snyder, Jr. Astrid Elizabeth Sohan Sushil S. Solanki Ruben Solares Naomi Leah Solomon Daniel W. Song Michael Charles  Sorresse Fabian Soto Timothy Patrick Soulas Gregory  Spagnoletti Donald F. Spampinato, Jr. Thomas Sparacio John Anthony  Spataro Robert W. Spear, Jr. Maynard S. Spence, Jr. George Edward  Spencer III Robert Andrew Spencer Mary Rubina Sperando Tina  Spicer Frank Spinelli William E. Spitz Joseph Spor, Jr. Klaus  Johannes Sprockamp Saranya Srinuan Fitzroy St. Rose Michael F.  Stabile Lawrence T. Stack Timothy M. Stackpole Richard James  Stadelberger Eric Stahlman Gregory Stajk Alexandru Liviu Stan Corina  Stan Mary Domenica Stanley Anthony Starita Jeffrey Stark Derek James  Statkevicus Craig William Staub William V. Steckman Eric Thomas  Steen William R. Steiner Alexander Steinman Andrew  Stergiopoulos Andrew Stern Martha Stevens Michael James  Stewart Richard H. Stewart, Jr. Sanford M. Stoller Lonny Jay  Stone Jimmy Nevill Storey Timothy Stout Thomas Strada James J.  Straine, Jr. Edward W. Straub George J. Strauch, Jr. Edward T.  Strauss Steven R. Strauss Steven F. Strobert Walwyn W. Stuart,  Jr. Benjamin Suarez David Scott Suarez Ramon Suarez Yoichi  Sugiyama William Christopher Sugra Daniel Suhr David Marc  Sullins Christopher P. Sullivan Patrick Sullivan Thomas  Sullivan Hilario Soriano Sumaya, Jr. James Joseph Suozzo Colleen  Supinski Robert Sutcliffe Seline Sutter Claudia Suzette Sutton John  Francis Swaine Kristine M. Swearson Brian Edward Sweeney Kenneth J.  Swenson Thomas Swift Derek Ogilvie Sword Kevin Thomas Szocik Gina  Sztejnberg Norbert P. Szurkowski Harry Taback Joann Tabeek Norma C.  Taddei Michael Taddonio Keiichiro Takahashi Keiji Takahashi Phyllis  Gail Talbot Robert Talhami Sean Patrick Tallon Paul Talty Maurita  Tam Rachel Tamares Hector Tamayo Michael Andrew Tamuccio Kenichiro  Tanaka Rhondelle Cheri Tankard Michael Anthony Tanner Dennis Gerard  Taormina, Jr. Kenneth Joseph Tarantino Allan Tarasiewicz Ronald  Tartaro Darryl Anthony Taylor Donnie Brooks Taylor Lorisa Ceylon  Taylor Michael Morgan Taylor Paul A. Tegtmeier Yeshauant  Tembe Anthony Tempesta Dorothy Pearl Temple Stanley Temple David  Tengelin Brian John Terrenzi Lisa M. Terry Shell Tester Goumatie T.  Thackurdeen Sumati Thakur Harshad Sham Thatte Thomas F. Theurkauf,  Jr. Lesley Anne Thomas Brian Thomas Thompson Clive Thompson Glenn  Thompson Nigel Bruce Thompson Perry A. Thompson Vanavah Alexei  Thompson William H. Thompson Eric Raymond Thorpe Nichola Angela  Thorpe Sal Edward Tieri, Jr. John p Tierney Mary Ellen Tiesi William  R. Tieste Kenneth Francis Tietjen Stephen Edward Tighe Scott Charles  Timmes Michael E. Tinley Jennifer M. Tino Robert Frank Tipaldi John  James Tipping II David Tirado Hector Luis Tirado, Jr. Michelle Lee  Titolo John J. Tobin Richard Todisco Vladimir Tomasevic Stephen  Kevin Tompsett Thomas Tong Doris Torres Luis Eduardo Torres Amy  Elizabeth Toyen Christopher Michael Traina Daniel Patrick Trant Abdoul  Karim Traore Glenn J. Travers Walter Philip Travers Felicia Y.  Traylor-Bass Lisa L. Trerotola Karamo Trerra Michael Angel  Trinidad Francis Joseph Trombino Gregory James Trost William P.  Tselepis Zhanetta Valentinovna Tsoy Michael Tucker Lance Richard  Tumulty Ching Ping Tung Simon James Turner Donald Joseph  Tuzio Robert T. Twomey Jennifer Tzemis John G. Ueltzhoeffer Tyler V.  Ugolyn Michael A. Uliano Jonathan J. Uman Anil Shivhari  Umarkar Allen V. Upton Diane Marie Urban John Damien  Vaccacio Bradley Hodges Vadas Renuta Vaidea William Valcarcel Felix Antonio Vale Ivan Vale Benito Valentin Santos Valentin,  Jr. Carlton Francis Valvo II Erica H. Van Acker Kenneth W. Van  Auken Richard B. Van Hine Daniel M. Van Laere Edward Raymond  Vanacore Jon C. Vandevander Barrett Vanvelzer, 4 Edward Vanvelzer Paul Herman Vanvelzer Frederick Thomas Varacchi Gopalakrishnan  Varadhan David Vargas Scott C. Vasel Azael Ismael Vasquez Arcangel  Vazquez Santos Vazquez Peter Anthony Vega Sankara S. Velamuri Jorge  Velazquez Lawrence G. Veling Anthony Mark Ventura David Vera Loretta  Ann Vero Christopher James Vialonga Matthew Gilbert Vianna Robert  Anthony Vicario Celeste Torres Victoria Joanna Vidal John T. Vigiano II Joseph Vincent Vigiano Frank J. Vignola, Jr. Joseph Barry  Vilardo Sergio Villanueva Chantal Vincelli Melissa Vincent Francine  Ann Virgilio Lawrence Virgilio Joseph Gerard Visciano Joshua S.  Vitale Maria Percoco Vola Lynette D. Vosges Garo H.  Voskerijian Alfred Vukosa Gregory Kamal Bruno Wachtler Gabriela  Waisman Courtney Wainsworth Walcott Victor Wald Benjamin James  Walker Glen Wall Mitchel Scott Wallace Peter Guyder Wallace Robert  Francis Wallace Roy Michael Wallace Jeanmarie Wallendorf Matthew Blake  Wallens John Wallice, Jr. Barbara P. Walsh James Henry Walsh Jeffrey  P. Walz Ching Wang Weibin Wang Michael Warchola Stephen Gordon  Ward James Arthur Waring Brian G. Warner Derrick Washington Charles  Waters James Thomas Waters, Jr. Patrick J. Waters Kenneth Thomas  Watson Michael Henry Waye Todd Christopher Weaver Walter Edward  Weaver Nathaniel Webb Dinah Webster Joanne Flora Weil Michael T.  Weinberg Steven Weinberg Scott Jeffrey Weingard Steven George  Weinstein Simon Weiser David M. Weiss David Thomas Weiss Vincent  Michael Wells Timothy Matthew Welty Christian Hans Rudolf  Wemmers Ssu-Hui Wen Oleh D. Wengerchuk Peter M. West Whitfield West,  Jr. Meredith Lynn Whalen Eugene Whelan Adam S. White Edward James  White III James Patrick White John Sylvester White Kenneth Wilburn  White, Jr. Leonard Anthony White Malissa Y. White Wayne White Leanne  Marie Whiteside Mark P. Whitford Michael T. Wholey Mary Catherine  Wieman Jeffrey David Wiener Wilham J. Wik Alison Marie Wildman Glenn  E. Wilkenson John C. Willett Brian Patrick Williams Crossley Richard  Williams, Jr. David J. Williams Deborah Lynn Williams Kevin Michael  Williams Louie Anthony Williams Louis Calvin Williams III John P.  Williamson Donna Ann Wilson William Wilson David Harold Winton Glenn  J. Winuk Thomas Francis Wise Alan L. Wisniewski Frank Thomas  Wisniewski David Wiswall Sigrid Wiswe Michael  Wittenstein Christopher W. Wodenshek Martin P. Wohlforth Katherine  Susan Wolf Jennifer Yen Wong Siu Cheung Wong Yin Ping Wong Yuk Ping  Wong Brent James Woodall James John Woods Patrick J. Woods Richard  Herron Woodwell David Terence Wooley John Bentley Works Martin Michael  Wortley Rodney James Wotton William Wren John Wayne Wright Neil  Robin Wright Sandra Lee Wright Jupiter Yambem Suresh  Yanamadala Matthew David Yarnell Myrna Yaskulka Shakila  Yasmin Olabisi Shadie Layeni Yee William Yemele Edward P. York Kevin  Patrick York Raymond R. York Suzanne Youmans Barrington Young Jacqueline Young Elkin Yuen Joseph C. Zaccoli Adel Agayby  Zakhary Arkady Zaltsman Edwin J. Zambrana, Jr. Robert Alan  Zampieri Mark Zangrilli Ira Zaslow Kenneth Albert Zelman Abraham J.  Zelmanowitz Martin Morales Zempoaltecatl Zhe Zeng Marc Scott  Zeplin Jie Yao Justin Zhao Ivelin Ziminski Michael Joseph  Zinzi Charles A. Zion Julie Lynne Zipper Salvatore Zisa Prokopios  Paul Zois Joseph J. Zuccala Andrew S. Zucker Igor Zukelman

List of Victims on American Airlines Flight  11

Anna Allison David Lawrence Angell Lynn Edwards Angell Seima Aoyama  Barbara Jean Arestegui  Myra Joy Aronson Christine  Barbuto Carolyn Beug Kelly Ann Booms Carol Marie Bouchard Robin  Lynne Kaplan Neilie Anne Heffernan Casey Jeffrey Dwayne Collman  Jeffrey W. Coombs Tara Kathleen Creamer Thelma Cuccinello Patrick  Currivan Brian Paul Dale David Dimeglio  Donald Americo Ditullio Alberto Dominguez Paige Marie Farley-Hackel Alexander Milan  Filipov Carol Ann Flyzik Paul J. Friedman Karleton D.B. Fyfe Peter  Alan Gay  Linda M. George Edmund Glazer  Lisa Reinhart Gordenstein Andrew Peter Charles Curry Green Peter Paul Hashem Robert Jay  Hayes Edward R. Hennessy, Jr. John A. Hofer Cora Hidalgo  Holland John Nicholas Humber, Jr. Waleed Joseph Iskandar John Charles  Jenkins Charles Edward Jones Barbara A. Keating David P.  Kovalcin Judith Camilla Larocque  Natalie Janis Lasden Daniel John Lee  Daniel M. Lewin Sara Elizabeth Low Susan A. Mackay Karen Ann  Martin Thomas F. McGuinness, Jr. Christopher D. Mello Jeffrey Peter  Mladenik Carlos Alberto Montoya Antonio Jesus Montoya Valdes Laura Lee  Morabito Mildred Naiman Laurie Ann Neira Renee Lucille Newell Kathleen Ann Nicosia Jacqueline June Norton Robert Grant  Norton John Ogonowski  Betty Ann Ong Jane M. Orth Thomas Nicholas  Pecorelli Berinthia B. Perkins Sonia M. Puopolo David E. Retik Jean  Destrehan Roger Philip Martin Rosenzweig  Richard Barry Ross Jessica  Leigh Sachs Rahma Salie Heather Lee Smith Dianne Bullis Snyder Douglas Joel Stone Xavier Suarez Madeline Amy Sweeney  Michael  Theodoridis James Anthony Trentini Mary Barbara Trentini Pendyala  Vamsikrishna Mary Alice Wahlstrom Kenneth Waldie John Joseph  Wenckus Candace Lee Williams Christopher Rudolph Zarba, Jr.

List of Victims on United Airlines Flight  175

Alona Abraham  Garnet Edward Bailey Mark Lawrence Bavis Graham  Andrew Berkeley Touri Bolourchi Klaus Bothe Daniel Raymond  Brandhorst David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst John Brett Cahill  Christoffer Mikael Carstanjen John J. Corcoran III Dorothy Alma de  Araujo Ana Gloria Pocasangre Debarrera Robert John Fangman Lisa Anne  Frost Ronald Gamboa  Lynn Catherine Goodchild Peter M.  Goodrich Douglas Alan Gowell Francis Edward Grogan  Carl Max Hammond,  Jr. Christine Lee Hanson Peter Burton Hanson Susan Kim Hanson Gerald Francis Hardacre Eric Hartono James Edward Hayden Herbert  Wilson Homer Michael Robert Horrocks Robert Adrien Jalbert Amy N.  Jarret Ralph Kershaw  Heinrich Kimmig  Amy R. King Brian  Kinney Kathryn L. LaBorie Robert G. Leblanc Maclovio Lopez, Jr. Marianne Macfarlane Alfred Gilles Marchand Louis Mariani Juliana  McCourt Ruth Magdaline McCourt Wolfgang Peter Menzel Shawn M.  Nassaney Marie Pappalardo Patrick J. Quigley IV Frederick Charles  Rimmele III James Roux Jesus Sanchez  Victor J. Saracini Mary  Kathleen Shearer Robert M. Shearer Jane Louise Simpkin Brian David  Sweeney Michael C. Tarrou Alicia N. Titus Timothy Ray Ward William  Michael Weems

List of Victims at the Pentagon (Not Including  Flight 77)

SPC Craig S. Amundson, USA YN3 Melissa Rose Barnes, USN MSG Max J.  Beilke, Retired IT2 Kris Romeo Bishundat, USN Carrie R. Blagburn COL  Canfield D. Boone, ARNG Donna M. Bowen Allen P. Boyle ET3 Christopher  L. Burford, USN ET3 Daniel M. Caballero, USN SFC Jose O. Calderon-Olmedo,  USA Angelene C. Carter Sharon A. Carver SFC John J. Chada, USA,  Retired Rosa Maria Chapa Julian T. Cooper LCDR Eric A. Cranford,  USN Ada M. Davis CAPT Gerald F. DeConto, USN LTC Jerry D. Dickerson,  USA IT1 Johnnie Doctor, Jr., USN CAPT Robert E. Dolan, Jr., USN CDR  William H. Donovan, USN CDR Patrick Dunn, USN AG1 Edward T. Earhart,  USN LCDR Robert R. Elseth, USNR SK3 Jamie L. Fallon, USN Amelia V.  Fields Gerald P. Fisher AG2 Matthew M. Flocco, USN Sandra N.  Foster CAPT Lawrence D. Getzfred, USN Cortez Ghee Brenda C.  Gibson COL Ronald F. Golinski, USA, Retired Diane Hale-McKinzy Carolyn  B. Halmon Sheila M.S. Hein ET1 Ronald J. Hemenway, USN MAJ Wallace Cole  Hogan, Jr., USA SSG Jimmie I. Holley, USA, Retired Angela M.  Houtz Brady Kay Howell Peggie M. Hurt LTC Stephen N. Hyland, Jr.,  USA Lt Col Robert J. Hymel, USAF, Retired SGM Lacey B. Ivory, USA LTC  Dennis M. Johnson, USA Judith L. Jones Brenda Kegler LT Michael S.  Lamana, USN David W. Laychak Samantha L. Lightbourn-Allen MAJ Stephen  V. Long, USA James T. Lynch, Jr. Terence M. Lynch OS2 Nehamon Lyons IV,  USN Shelley A. Marshall Teresa M. Martin Ada L. Mason-Acker LTC Dean  E. Mattson, USA LTG Timothy J. Maude, USA Robert J. Maxwell Molly L.  McKenzie Patricia E. Mickley MAJ Ronald D. Milam, USA Gerard P. Moran,  Jr. Odessa V. Morris ET1 Brian A. Moss, USN Teddington H. Moy LCDR  Patrick J. Murphy, USNR Khang Ngoc Nguyen DM2 Michael A. Noeth,  USN Ruben S. Ornedo Diana B. Padro LT Jonas M. Panik, USNR MAJ  Clifford L. Patterson, Jr., USA LT Darin H. Pontell, USNR Scott  Powell CAPT Jack D. Punches, USN, Retired AW1 Joseph J. Pycior, Jr.,  USN Deborah A. Ramsaur Rhonda Sue Rasmussen IT1 Marsha D. Ratchford,  USN Martha M. Reszke Cecelia E. (Lawson) Richard Edward V.  Rowenhorst Judy Rowlett SGM Robert E. Russell, USA, Retired CW4 William  R. Ruth, ARNG Charles E. Sabin, Sr. Marjorie C. Salamone COL David M.  Scales, USA CDR Robert A. Schlegel, USN Janice M. Scott LTC Michael L.  Selves, USA, Retired Marian H. Serva CDR Dan F. Shanower,  USN Antionette M. Sherman Diane M. Simmons Cheryle D. Sincock ITC  Gregg H. Smallwood, USN LTC Gary F. Smith, USA, Retired Patricia J.  Statz Edna L. Stephens SGM Larry L. Strickland, USA LTC Kip P. Taylor,  USA Sandra C. Taylor LTC Karl W. Teepe, USA, Retired SGT Tamara C.  Thurman, USA LCDR Otis V. Tolbert, USN SSG Willie Q. Troy, USA,  Retired LCDR Ronald J. Vauk, USNR LTC Karen J. Wagner, USA Meta L.  (Fuller) Waller SPC Chin Sun Pak Wells, USA SSG Maudlyn A. White,  USA Sandra L. White Ernest M. Willcher LCDR David L. Williams,  USN MAJ Dwayne Williams, USA RMC Marvin Roger Woods, USN, Retired IT2  Kevin W. Yokum, USN ITC Donald M. Young, USN Edmond G. Young, Jr. Lisa  L. Young

List of Victims on American Airlines Flight  77

Paul W. Ambrose Yeneneh Betru Mary Jane Booth Bernard C. Brown,  II CAPT Charles F. Burlingame III, USNR, Retired Suzanne M.  Calley William E. Caswell David M. Charlebois Sarah M. Clark Asia S.  Cottom James D. Debeuneure Rodney Dickens Eddie A. Dillard LCDR  Charles A. Droz III, USN, Retired Barbara G. Edwards Charles S.  Falkenberg Dana Falkenberg Zoe Falkenberg J. Joseph Ferguson Darlene  E. Flagg RADM Wilson F. Flagg, USNR, Retired 1stLt Richard P. Gabriel,  USMC, Retired Ian J. Gray Stanley R. Hall Michele M.  Heidenberger Bryan C. Jack Steven D. Jacoby Ann C. Judge Chandler R.  Keller Yvonne E. Kennedy Norma Cruz Khan Karen Ann Kincaid Dong Chul  Lee Jennifer Lewis Kenneth E. Lewis Renee A. May Dora Marie  Menchaca Christopher C. Newton Barbara K. Olson Ruben S.  Ornedo Robert Penninger Robert R. Ploger III Zandra F. Ploger Lisa  J. Raines Todd H. Reuben John P. Sammartino George W. Simmons Donald  D. Simmons Mari-Rae Sopper Robert Speisman Norma Lang Steuerle Hilda  E. Taylor Leonard E. Taylor Sandra D. Teague Leslie A.  Whittington CAPT John D. Yamnicky, Sr., USN, Retired Vicki  Yancey Shuyin Yang Yuguag Zheng

List of Victims on United Airlines Flight  93

Christian Adams Lorraine G. Bay Todd Beamer Alan Beaven Mark K.  Bingham Deora Frances Bodley Sandra W. Bradshaw Marion  Britton Thomas E. Burnett Jr. William Cashman Georgine Rose  Corrigan Patricia Cushing Jason Dahl Joseph Deluca Patrick  Driscoll Edward Porter Felt Jane C. Folger Colleen Fraser Andrew  Garcia Jeremy Glick Lauren Grandcolas Wanda A. Green Donald F.  Greene Linda Gronlund Richard Guadagno Leroy Homer, Jr. Toshiya  Kuge CeeCee Lyles Hilda Marcin Waleska Martinez Nicole  Miller Louis J. Nacke, II Donald Arthur Peterson Jean Hoadley  Peterson Mark Rothenberg Christine Snyder John Talignani Honor  Elizabeth Wainio Deborah Ann Jacobs Welsh Kristin Gould White.

Godspeed.

Justice

Justice; it can be better spelled.

Perhaps maybe we can go back to “Just Us” like it is meant to be?

That in a nutshell is the essence of the American Justice system. There are cases of such injustice as to make one vomit (not just me). This is because despite the protection, that is supposedly guaranteed for all under the Constitution, the Miranda Act, the 5th Amendment and other legal rights are ignored anymore.

I realize the justice system is bogged down by a heavy case load, especially on a huge backlog of cases but it is no excuse.

It is bogged down by expensive proceedings that only large corporations can afford which isn’t right either. They shouldn’t be attacked just for having money.

Oh, your coffee was too hot so you burned your tongue?

Lawsuit.

A large majority of us will sue for any reason and our government does the same in return.

Not me.

Most of the time, the law is primarily concerned with property rights under the legal definition of ownership. We have often heard, “possession is nine-tenths of the law” but it isn’t true anymore.

The other tenth seems to rule now in all aspects.

You have a beef with me just deal with it directly. If not, I will fight tooth and nail.

No sense in admitting you are wrong and for sure don’t back down for God’s sake. Instead, press the issue and cost everyone money.

If I am eventually wrong about something I will admit it.

Yes, there are codices that deal with appropriate things such as homicide, felony, larceny, theft, abuse, substance control, etc. as there should be. However, most of our system is jammed with petty arguments because someone made the wrong decision and then got sour grapes.

It is almost always about relationship to property and to one another in that relationship. The law is excessively complicated. Gone are the ideas of just 10 commandments. There are laws, sub-laws, laws below that, by-laws, paragraphs, clauses, interpretations, precedents and commentaries on all of it ad-infinitum.

It takes an extremely intelligent person with specialized legal education for many years to become familiar with criminal, corporate law or civil law.

All of our big companies retain lawyers on permanent staff, waiting to defend them in court. A dream job for lawyers almost permanently in court defending corporations for this lawsuit or that class action suit.

Nothing gets solved other than cashing the checks on both sides.

It is absolutely ridiculous.

To have a lawyer represent you on a protracted case (unless he is an incredible friend) costs a small fortune that is out of reach of 98 percent of the population. The average person on the street though cannot retain a lawyer on permanent staff, nor can they afford one in many cases.

Legal aid isn’t what it used to be and in some areas it is no longer considered a right to have a legal defense.

In fact, since 9-11, many of these rights have disappeared altogether. To defend oneself in a modern court is almost certain legal suicide. The modern courtroom is more often a stage instead of an objective testing of evidence.

In the days of Stalin in Russia, he managed to get rid of almost the entire Comintern through show trials. Show trials were thus considered something that occurred in the non-democratic countries. Today, with media involvement, United States courts are often show trials of a not too dissimilar sort except they are not to dissuade criminals they are for self-interest. Judges and prosecutors running for re-election all the time are a big problem.

Side deals without you involved trading one deal for another are also very common.

Under our law, a person charged with a crime or felony is “Presumed innocent until proven guilty”.

Not true anymore. You are guilty until you prove yourself innocent and even then are considered suspect.

Plus, is it a real case when evidence is fabricated, misrepresented and/or withheld?

Then there is the ever present reality of trial by media which often pollutes the minds of would be jurors long before the first day of going to court. In an atmosphere of trial by media, it is hard to find a juror who has not been prejudiced by a media blitz whether they admit it or not.

The US has the highest incarceration and judicial use to solve simple problems on the planet.

More than 5.6 million Americans are in prison or have served time for one reason or another. That’s 1 in 37 adults living in the United States, the highest in the world. This used to be the position of the USSR, which no longer exists and has now become plain Russia again and holds the second position. One of the most corrupt societies in modern history and they are second!

The numbers come after many years of get tough policies still in effect now when violent-crime rates have generally fallen. But to some observers, they point to broader failures in US society, where wrongly accused or people being locked up serves no purpose, particularly in regard to racial minorities and others who are economically disadvantaged.

We have the wealthiest society in human history but also maintain the highest level of imprisonment. It’s striking what that says about our approach to our social problems and inequality.

Continuity of evidence.

There are a lot of problems concerning admissible evidence and the continuity of evidence.

Depending on the case, evidence may or may not be permitted in court, which can prejudice the case. There are often problems with possession of evidence or how it was obtained which it as inadmissible in court. If you are caught holding a gun, the guy you shot is on the ground and you have residue on your hand…sorry but you are going to jail.

Having stated that, in cases where evidence is crucial, such as some examples given herein, the loss or tampering of the evidence can literally spell the difference between life and death. The handling of evidence in too many cases is sloppy at best and disastrous at worst.

In the end, the same profile of the rich-poor divide seems to be the way justice is decided in America anymore.

Laws differing by region and state.

Every state has differing laws dealing with the same circumstance.

This can lead to complications where an act that is legal in one state on either side is illegal in the states next door.

Then we jump to Federal law and its complications throwing its hand in the muck. I know that we need Federal involvement and also our own state but people tried on both levels? Makes no sense to me.

Marital laws are particularly complicated, especially if a couple moves or was married to a different state that does not recognize the legality of the marriage of its neighboring state. I know many of you have experienced that and even with no argument amongst each other the government sticks its nose in.

It has only been since the mid-1960’s the black population could not go to the same schools, churches and other places as white people, especially in the south. In many places, blacks could not even vote until then.

Not that long ago and still represntative of a lot of our rights.

There was a huge social protest movement to change those laws to allow for full integration and this was granted reluctantly, often at the cost of innocent lives.

Today, there is a lot of battling over gay marriage status. Agaiin, where even in the context of one state, the law changes back and forth within one year.

What was illegal at one time, becomes legal and then illegal, with consequences like state sanctioned annulment that is reminiscent of the marriage laws of Nazi Germany that forbade Germans to marry Jews.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

It seems that some laws exist in an eternal state of confusion.

Again, if you want to marry a goat or pledge your alligience to Scooby Doo, I don’t care and neither should any of us.

If you don’t affect my life then live and let live.

A few prominent cases demonstrate the absurdity of American justice.

Rodney King a construction worker who has admitted he was a screw-up was pulled over on an L.A. freeway for a speeding traffic violation. He allegedly resisted the arresting police officer who then called for back-up.

We all remember the video and I was in Los Angeles when it happened.

When back-up arrived, four of the eight to ten police officers began clubbing him senseless on the side of the road while the rest watched.

Despite the filmed evidence and witnesses, the police were acquitted.

This resulted in riots in every major city in the US and Canada for days on end with burning, looting, murder and filmed roadside atrocities across race lines in every direction. Only when the promise of another investigation and subsequent charging of the officers was promised did the mayhem stop.

Many innocent people were injured across the race divide. I was very lucky as a man in a Jaguar, driving through Compton on my way to a meeting but my ass was puckered…I can tell you that.

The officers were eventually suspended WITH pay. An investigation was launched into the whole affair and Rodney King was eventually awarded $3.8 million.

I would take my daily pay over what he had to endure over that. Plus, our government still took their share in taxes!

O. J. Simpson: The football star, movie star and multimillionaire was charged with murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her new boyfriend, Ronald Goldman.

There was plenty of implicating evidence found around the home, the SUV, gloves, fingerprints, clothing, DNA matched blood, etc. There was also the famous slow motion chase scene down the highway as O. J. sported a weapon and several police cars were in slow pursuit.

O. J. hired a high profile legal team to defend himself.

The legal team managed to convince the court of reasonable doubt in the DNA evidence and was aquitted.

Another example of being lazy Americans in a jury just wanting to go home after both sides went through protracted litigation by both sides.

Our tax dollars at work too.

In civil court, he was found liable for the deaths but he appealed the case and the charge was still upheld. Maybe if a criminal case was as reasonable as a criminal one the bad guys would get locked up and the innocent walk away.

He still plays golf everyday because his pension was protected.

I could have prosecuted that case in 10 minutes and 99% of any normal citizen who did that would never see the light of day again.

Money, politics, showboating and mishandling of evidence.

I remember Mumia Abu Jamal who was basically the voice of the voiceless, as he became known in the early 1980’s, for being accused of killing a police officer. Jamal was driving a cab when he encountered the officer dealing with his brother in a traffic violation and stopped to see if he could help worried as an immigrant. The bullets found in both the officer and Mumia Abu Jamal were of the same caliber, fired from the same gun which did not match the caliber of the gun Jamal was alleged to have at the scene. Based on what the state alleged, Mumia shot the police officer while standing outside of the officer’s car while the officer was seated inside.

Mumia was then shot in “self defense” by the officer with the same pistol that Mumia shot the officer with. We were supposed to believe that he shot the police officer while  in his car and then somehow wrested the gun from Jamal and shot him?

Absolutely no disrespect to our law enforcement officers…there are bad apples in every group.

Jamal who was close to death then somehow cleaned off and returned the pistol to his cab before the paramedics arrived. While unconscious, near death and being driven to emergency in a nearby hospital, Jamal allegedly confessed to shooting the officer. Mumia lay near death with a bullet in his chest. The cop was dead when paramedics arrived. According to outside witnesses, a man was seen running from the scene, but the witnesses were discredited in court as one was a prostitute, reasonable doubt and challenges to character of others.

The case was wrapped up and there was a BBQ or something to attend to by the judge and prosecutors. Nio sense in starting over when their job was “complete.”

Even though a man came forward and confessed came forward later stating that he had shot the officer nothing was reversed. With all that, Mumia wound up on death row and still awaits execution decades after the event, court case, prosecution and sentencing.

He was a peaceful Black Panther believing what he believed and I am sure that had something to do with it.

I am a Lutheran. What’s next? I am jailed because someone comes up with the idea that Martin was the devil incarnate after all this time?

Back to my point, reasonable doubt that should be considered in any case in court. It has been used in reverse to protect the guilty but not allowed in other cases.

That legal fact is ignored more often than not.

We are worse off than the McCarthy Senate House Hearings on un-American Activities.

Of course, money and power got him off but many lives were ruined. Many committed suicide from the pain they were enduring standing up for themselves or what was right.

In the post 9-11 era, we have seen the enactment of of the Patriot Act, the Homeland Securities Act and the end of habeus corpus. It is now possible to be arrested without charge, held indefinitely and tortured mentally if not physically.

Our freedom is slipping away.

I know many will say, “I never do anything wrong so I don’t have to worry.”

Don’t kid yourself and don’t cry about it when you are charged or jailed off hand. A simple fender bender can turn into a federal case anymore.

We all need to stand up for our rights.

Absolutely by voting but more importantly by always questioning authority which we are lucky enough to still have the right to do for the most part.

Sleep

Guess what sleep….Fuck You!

I have tried all the natural crap, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, killed a goat in sacrafice and then punched Mike Tyson….he laughed and fell asleep.

Nature made my bowels move for the 18th time in 24 hours because evidently they sleep well and the second I might drift off, wake me up in immediate danger of shitting my bed yet again.

Then….I can’t sleep because I have to wash my sheets and then wait for them to dry.

I really get it God.

You hate me and are probably laughing your ass off. At some point, it is like the comedian who kills a set but then goes on for an extra 20 minutes.

The sores, the vomiting and the mole that looks like Jay Leno on my ass (just to get me to the “Tonight Show” to get caught in the curtains to fall)…again I get it. You are quickly running out of tricks.

I may look to be asleep sometimes but I am awake.

Early to bed and early to rise indicates to me unskilled labor or a former investment banker. It also says that is someone you have given life to but then expects him not to live it. How did you create 2 lapdances for $10 and not expect me to say, “Yes, please!”

Plus, I really think I could save Tiffany, Brandy and Shereese. Just on different nights. That is not being selfish but practical.

Of course, if I did it will turn out like regular life.

I will end up picking just one and she will laugh all the way to the bank.

Eventually I will find myself alone again, still not having slept, but with a few additions to my life.

An irritating itch, a kid named “Cornholio Niccolò Machiavelli Smith” and yet another Lexus payment.

People talk about pressing the “sleep button” for 5 minutes more…I press it hoping for 5 minutes period!

I am down to the point of taking a job with NPR.

If I can’t sleep, I will just will help others.

“The early bird catches the worm.”  There is some incentive. I would rather cook the bird and use the worm it just caught to catch a fish around 1PM for lunch.

Aside

The truth of our situation

I have had several freeing conversations in the past few days.

All jokes aside, I would love to be President only to save ourselves from an inevitable end and re-establish one thing that has been all but quashed anymore.

Hope.

I need it as much as you.

I don’t really want to rule or conquer anyone.

I would instead like to help everyone if possible, whatever your race, gender, sexual preference or religion. Our human nature is to help one another not to destroy each other.

We, here in the United States, are able to speak our minds which is an incredible thing compared to people who are killed for doing so elsewhere.

We should live in a way that celebrates other’s success and not by each other’s misery.

There is no reason to hate and despise one another in our short time on this earth. There is room for everyone and we have the resources to provide for us all.

Every election season here in America I see it and will admit I used to be one that chose a side to rip somebody up.

It was fun, I am really good at it, and it used to bring me joy.

It doesn’t anymore.

All sides do it more than ever and I don’t mean to stop free speech but posting a comment on Facebook, MySpace or another website bashing someone behind your keyboard is pretty easy.

This is when true Robbie comes out and says, “fuck you.”

The people you are criticizing in a half-ass manner at least had the inclination, bravery and balls to put themselves out there for our country.

I will say I might not be much better writing this blog but it is more than one sentence and usually carefully thought out. It is at least the very least, an effort.

As a lot of you know, it has brought a good bit of strife into my life that I definitely don’t need. I am really not “tooting my own horn” but I have lived almost every day of my at life full throttle.

I have absolutely screwed up and sometimes big time but I did it. The experience has been worth it.

That way of life is free and beautiful no matter what.

It is the American way.

I have suffered great happiness and great pain.

At the end of they day, sometimes the painful times are what you look back at in pleasure because of your gumption to get through it along with the people who helped you.

I am worried that most of us have lost that way of life.

Allow me to explain…

I have been filthy rich and unexplainably broke too.

It took me a long time to realize that money isn’t everything. That is not to say you shouldn’t strive to have it.

Again, I am not taking sides but I am pretty pissed at the Obama ads attacking Romney over making millions of dollars.

There is not one person reading this that doesn’t wish they made that much money last year.

Our envy has corrupted our souls, barricaded the world with hate and has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.

At the same time, those who are truly in need deserve our help. Not someone who abuses the system but really needs it as a hard working person that is in trouble.

I believe in Medicaid and Medicare for the people who deserve it as well as paying into it their whole lives.

Having said that, the next person I see in the ER with a scratch demanding all the attention for some drugs, while I keep my mouth shut writhing in pain, will get something to cry about. The sudden power you get from someone wearing $500 worth of clothes, a few thousand of jewelry and saying they have no insurance/can’t pay fires you up pretty good.

Apologies for that little rant.

Back to the main issue, we have come so far that abundance has left us in want for more and more.

Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and frankly unkind.

We think too much and feel too little anymore.

More and more computers, machinery and creature comforts when all we need is to get back to humanity. We need more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness plus a bloody knuckle from hard manual work once in a while.

Without these qualities, life will be violent or numb like a video game…just pushing a button and all will be lost.

We all use it but the Internet has brought us closer together while also driven us apart. We are missing human contact and all the personal feelings you get from it.

As we all know, I am a little sick.

I am not going to say that I would have chosen to be this way but it has made me appreciate life and everything I have.

I am still stupid sometimes. My pride overcomes me and I don’t take the walker or my wheelchair when I know I should. It took someone very close to me to give me a cane that looked cool to get me to use that.

Anymore, I don’t have a choice because I can tell you falling and breaking already fragile bones is not pleasant. I will fight on and be fine. I realize my sickness worries people for a few minutes but they have their own problems to deal with.

That is reality and human nature just like me knocking out someone that is out of line.

I know I have said this before but it is  worth repeating.

My Grandfather who is equally as stubborn as me and now 96 years old has all my same views. The man who is the absolute Saint of our modern time sat me down after I reached out to him years and years ago.

I was struggling a bit when I was younger and did not want to work in the family business.  I explained my aspirations and he gave me $300 to start my career since I decided against college.

He said, “If your plans don’t work out, the world needs cashiers at MacDonald’s and ditch diggers too.”

That is in no offense to anyone having jobs like that as I have done much the same in my life.

In fact, some of the best people I know are manual laborers, servers or mechanics and make a good honest living.

For me though, those words have stuck with me all my life.

Perhaps, I should have taken that advice to heart and made myself a simpler way but I just couldn’t. I wanted to make my mark and I am still not done doing it nor will I until I am put in the ground.

While the very nature of that is healthy, my youth, time in the hospital and various nursing homes has made me want to cry out for humanity. I would have probably not consider that until much later in life without my experiences.

We have all seen people dead but I saw them dying since I was a young boy and that is not just funerals growing up just outside of Detroit.

I didn’t know beatings from anyone were wrong and became desensitized to it until my kids were born.

Not that I don’t believe in spare the rod and spoil the child. Those of you who have gone through it know there is a huge difference between discipline and a beating.

That is abuse.

I only disclose these personal details because it is the same thing that is happening to our country and by virtue to ourselves.

I am worried the misery that is now upon us is but the passing of healthy greed, the bitterness of people who fear the way of human progress instead of business and the power of the people running government.

Thats right my friends and enemies who send me death threats;

PEOPLE RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT NOT THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING THE PEOPLE.

Those who assume they took the power they conned from the people, ultimately will have to return to the people to be re-elected. For so long as we hold onto that liberty will never perish because WE decide.

Decide and do not be complacent.

Question your public officials and then support them if they do a good job.

Vote for the person who assumes your views. If he doesn’t win then get involved with who did and express yourself in a positive manner.

Accept the fact that we are a nation of the free and not everyone agrees.

The majority rules.

To our armed forces:

You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men and women.

You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate because only the unloved or un-natural hate. 

Follow and trust in your Commander-in-Chief to fight for our liberty and of those who can’t get it on their own or are trying but need help.

Know that we appreciate the sacrifice you have given not ony to defend our country but those who cannot defend themselves.

I have been very selfish in the past saying people in other countries/regions to fend for themselves.

I have reconsidered and now realize that it is mankind and not just a country.

There are a lot of people out there who hate us but when the cards are on the table need our help whether they realize it at the time or not.

That is because we are the greatest country in the world…let’s not forget that or let it not be true from here on.

In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written “the kingdom of God is within man.”

Regardless of your faith, it is a statement that rings true.

That does not mean an army of men or women but to all of us….the people.

You as a person have the power.

The power to create things.

The power to create happiness.

Regardless of our current situation in these United States, you still have the power to achieve the American dream.

You have the power to make life free and enjoyable as well as a wonderful adventure.

While we are able, as a democracy, let’s use all of that power for all Americans to unite and not be divided to enjoy our freedom together.

Celebrate the fact we are able to each with our own beliefs, elect our government representatives and stand for whoever wins.

Unite together as one.

One nation, under God with liberty and justice for all.

Let us fight for our still new country and the world where we rely on each other and give people a chance to work within our own borders that will give us the future of security when we are old or sick. When you look down and see “Made in China” buy the one that is the same but says, “Made in the USA” that costs a bit more because our workers are paid fair wages not handcuffed to a table and those wages come back to us into OUR economy.

Also, no longer the promise of things where career politicians have risen to power because they lied.

If they do not fulfil their agenda and promises in a reasonable amount of time, they never will and we should rid ourselves of them!

I have never seen a problem that could not be solved in a day or so with a good leader.

I have been in that position many times. My worry wasn’t for me but those who supported me day in and day out.

I am not saying I always made the right or wrong decision but the situation was dealt with.

If it didn’t work I came up with plan B.

Other than some military issues that have to be jointly considered there is no reason not to do so.

When you go to the store to get things you just do it. You pay for it in what you have to spend. That should be our rationale on everything and we wouldn’t have this national debt.

When you look at at your lawn that needs mowed or spill something on the floor you clean it up and deal with it.

You have to in order to stay alive and be productive.

If you are a few days late on your credit card what happens?

Someone calls you or sends you a letter to make sure your ass pays up now. If not, your credit gets damaged and you can’t charge anymore.

Sound familiar?

Guess what?

Our government is the card or debt holder and we are the people who should be the one’s calling or writing!

Again, we the people are in charge of the country not some jackass doing what he or she feels that they can benefit the most from.

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people.

We are quickly slipping into a new type of dictatorship.

Not one man or woman but a collection of them lulling us into a false sense of security when this country is in deep trouble.

We just go from hole to hole and stick our finger in the dike.

We can bullshit ourselves for a while but eventually the dike will fall.

The result is not just a small flood but a catastrophic one that will drown us and our families.

Let us fight to change that, vote, fight for our freedom and hold our elected officials constantly accountable.

Let us also get back to being responsible citizens to once again to free our country from debt, hatred and intolerance while we still can.

At the same time, fight for a world of reason, a world where knowledge, industry, science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.

Actually consider your vote and decide accordingly.

If you don’t agree with the ballot of the printed easy choices, feel free to write in ol’ Robbie’s name in the blank spot.

Perhaps there will be enough hanging chads that I would be elected.

In the spirit of Gordon Gekko…I would turn around this dysfunctional, mismanaged corporation we call the United States of America.

America

I hope you read just to get fired up coming into election season.

I know that everyone doesn’t have the time or inclination to read everything. It is your choice but I hope you read this one.

I am fueled by the people blocking the cross at the 9/11 memorial.

The money they are spending says “In God we Trust” so maybe they should boycott money. I will bet you a million dollars at 10 to 1 odds they won’t do that because they can’t.

Everyone here has the right to free religion. Ours just happens to be Christian for the majority.

As I have said before, I don’t care if you worship Satan or a dead goat. That is your own business and do as you think is right. Go ahead and build another wall next to it with whatever you want. Nobody is going to stop you. Just the same, you should not try to stop those of us who think differently.

This leads me to a point that is actually very real that does need addressed.

Our national debt has catapulted to the highest it’s ever jumped. One in six Americans are on food stamps and the issuance of which has exploded to a new record of 45.8 million.

I choose no sides in this matter because I think our options right now suck. Until someone can take control and rule with an iron fist nothing will change. I have called my Representatives and get nothing but ear service. That is how they got there. I don’t think it is 100% but most are just there to collect checks and live the high life. They take our money in the form of salary but rarely cast a vote unless it is a big issue and then it is a party vote or one a PAC has paid for. 

 Our country is fucked up good and proper. As I have written before, a democracy never works. Sure, that pisses people off but that is reality. No democracy has ever succeeded in the history of the world and we will suffer that punishment pretty soon.

You have to have a leader who is the person that says what is what and enforces it. I am not opposed to free speech but there has to be a limit.

The only part of democracy that I believe in is the election of a President and a Vice President who has the same morality and goal. Do not overlook the VP as we tend to do. He could be your President after one gun shot. I haven’t met anyone from either party who doen’t get the shivers thinking about Biden running the country.

You depend on that person to represent your rights each day but who also doesn’t screw up what you are doing.

I say do whatever you want to. You are all good unless you hurt another person in any way. Then you pay the Pied Piper swiftly.

Right now our country is equal to hell in a handbasket.

What would our founding fathers think about us screwing up our country like it is?

At some point, isn’t it time to admit our system is broken?

Government is broken and it’s not going to be repaired by next Tuesday.

Something that is broken does not work as intended. It has been damaged by an outside force. The debt ceiling negotiations revealed many things, but never that the United States government is broken. On the contrary, we were told the Government worked exactly as designed in all of our lives.

Bullshit.

We never were meant to be this far in debt or push/break the power that we have supported through not doing anything.

The easiest way I can put it is that we all have let things go because nothing really has affected our lives in a personal way too badly but….

It will for us or our children…you can make book on that.

We are almost $15 Trillion in debt. We have no way to pay it back. We are already one of the heaviest taxed nations in the world and what do we get?

Basically nothing but empty promises.

Our infrastructure is failing including the interstate system, military funding and basic needs.

The same old game of the party in control of the White House and the Senate disagree with the party in control of the House. The Congress does the same which results in prolonged negotiations that result in nothing happening.

We pay for these people to do this…wake up America!

Unlike most State Governments, the Federal Government has no mechanism that prevents prolonged deficit spending. Congress and the President can spend more than the Government takes in, forever, or at least until nobody will lend to the our country anymore.

That day is coming and when it does we are fucked. We are off the gold standard and the paper money is worth nothing and in reality is just something to wipe your ass with.

Sure, we all can have a big wad of cash in our pockets and think everything is going to be OK.

It is not. Once the countries that have lent us the money they have and call it we have no way out. The Chinese are brilliant and know what they are doing. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that is not what they are doing. We are a great country but only a few hundred years old. They have thousands of years experience over us.

I love General Tso’s chicken but do not want it to be our new national dish.

I am a very patriotic man even with getting screwed every way but Sunday by “my” government.

Don’t kid yourself, we are already a socialist country for all intents and purposes.

The good thing is that we are a country that always helps the person down on their luck. Whether they are hurt, sick or just need someone to turn too. I see it almost everyday and am proud. That is the nature we need to have in our Government. I say that for only the people who need help and don’t abuse people’s good nature. A huge amount of our debt results from that. It doesn’t take much investigation to see who those people are. Again, we produce our own needs and everything balances out.

As my Grandfather said, “The world needs ditch diggers too.”

There is no shame in it. The only shame is not aspiring to do what you can and doing it the best that you can.

The fly in the ointment is our Government that we have elected but let get out of control.

The thing is that WE are to blame because WE own this country and are the ones who decide what goes down.

In case you have forgotten, that is what this country was founded on…seperating ourselves from the British Empire for tax without representation.

Is there a way out of debt the way things are now?

Honestly no, because someone is going to get screwed good but that is the risk they took. As an old Sterling broker when it still existed, there is no country anymore that is backed by something of value. It is all within whatever regime is running at the time and a percieved value.

Again, we bury ourselves in debt by protecting other countries. We could probably be solvent if we just let people fend for themselves like we all have to do here in our home land.

Sure, I feel sorry for the people who suffer abroad but it will work itself out over time. I now that is crude but it is the circle of life. 

On that note, we need to suck it up and be self-sufficient. We have here what we buy from all over the world. We may pay a little more but will know it is all staying in our own economy.

I, for one, get pissed off when I see a label that says “Made in the USA.”

Everything we buy should be made here without having to advertise it!

Have you really ever thought what is going to happen when our debt gets called?

The only thing we can do is print more worthless money driving us into the toilet as it has no real value.

The U.S. Government is not broken; it is dysfunctional. That is, it functions, but in an unhealthy way, a way that needs to be corrected. And that dysfunction was the direct cause of the debt-ceiling we are in now. Having said that, our “ceiling” seems to be never-ending and resembles a place Peter Pan would live in.

Unlike most State Governments (who are also failing), the Federal Government has no mechanism that prevents prolonged deficit spending. Congress and the President can spend more than the Government takes in, forever, or at least until nobody will lend us anymore.

Thomas Jefferson​ recognized this flaw hundreds of years ago.

“No man is more ardently intent to see the public debt soon and sacredly paid off than I am,” he wrote to President Washington in 1792. “This exactly marks the difference between Colonel Hamilton’s views and mine, that I would wish the debt paid tomorrow; he wishes it never to be paid, but always to be a thing wherewith to corrupt and manage the Legislature.”

To Senator, and former House Speaker, Nathaniel Macon​, Jefferson wrote in 1821, “There does not exist an engine so demoralizing of the nation as a public debt. It will bring on us more ruin at home than all the enemies from abroad against whom this Army and Navy are to protect us.”

Jefferson thought a perpetual public debt was so injurious to liberty that he theorized a way of preventing one generation from passing a debt on to the next. In a letter to John Eppes in 1813, he wrote, “What is to hinder (the Government) from creating a perpetual debt? The laws of nature, I answer.”

Each generation would be limited to accumulating only the debt that it could pay off before it died, he theorized.

“Suppose that a majority, on the first day of the year 1794, had borrowed a sum of money equal to the fee-simple value of the State, and to have consumed it in eating, drinking and making merry in their day; or if you please, quarrelling and fighting with their unoffending neighbors.”

If that generation tried to pass that debt to the next generation, “Every one will say no,” Jefferson wrote, “… the laws of nature impose no obligation on them to pay this debt. And although, like some other natural rights, this has not yet entered into any declaration of rights, it is no less a law, and ought to be acted on by honest governments.”

Jefferson’s theory notwithstanding, this “law” has yet to be acknowledged by our government, much less written into the Constitution or our statutes. With no restraint on the accumulation of long-term debt, Jefferson’s worst fears have been realized. Our politicians have figured out that they can benefit themselves by borrowing excessively and passing the bill to the next generation, which is exactly what they have done. The current debt is more than $14 trillion, or nearly $47,000 per U.S. citizen.

Jefferson is rolling in his grave.

If you don’t pay your mortgage the bank takes your house away. That is as simple as I can put it.

Our government is the house and we are the bank.

The worst thing is that most will not do anything until it is too late. We will continue day-to-day until a crisis hits us and then we are royally fucked. Look at Greece and the other countries falling. People are rioting in the streets and we do not see half of what is going on. That much I promise you. A “free press” has been gone a long time ago.

All of the countries in trouble combined don’t have half the debt we do.

It is inevitable that the worse is going to come. I am not being a doomsdayer either. I am just saying we will fiddle fuck around for a while and be complacent.

Eventually, it is going to come to an end.

As we all know, I have a lot of skeletons in my closet. Actually the door broke off of the closet a long time ago. I have lived life and am not ashamed of anything except that donkey show in Tijuana.

I would still be willing to file the FEC form to run as long as everyone is ready to see  me under my screen name in “Buck Nekkid does Dallas” and forgive me.

Aside

  I don’t as…

  

I don’t ask for much from people who have read my blog. I am still amazed and thankful for the people who continue to read everyday as long as I have not written anything new.

I know that everyone doesn’t have the time or inclination to read everything. It is your choice but I want you to please read the last paragraph. It is just a summary and an an easy request.

I am fueled by the people blocking the cross at the 9/11 memorial.

The money they are spending says “In God we Trust” so maybe they should boycott money. I will bet you a million dollars at 10 to 1 odds they won’t do that because they can’t.

Everyone here has the right to free religion. Ours just happens to be Christian for the majority.

As I have said before, I don’t care if you worship Satan or a dead goat. That is your own business and do as you think is right. Go ahead and build another wall next to it with whatever you want. Nobody is going to stop you. Just the same you should not try to stop those of us who think differently.

This leads me to a point that is actually very real that does need addressed.

Our national debt has catipulted to the highest it’s ever jumped. One in six Americans are on food stamps and the issuance of which has exploded to a new record of 45.8 million.

I choose no sides in this matter. Our country is fucked up good and proper. As I have written before, a democracy never works. Sure, that pisses people off but that is reality. No democracy has ever succeeded in the history of the world and we will suffer that punishment pretty soon.

You have to have a leader who is the person that says what is what and enforces it. I am not opposed to free speech but there has to be a limit.

The only part of democracy that I believe in is the election of a President and a Vice President just in case who has the same morality. You depend on that person to represent your rights each day but who also doesn’t screw up what you are doing.

Do whatever you want to. You are all good unless you hurt another person in any way. Then you pay the Pied Piper swiftly.

Right now our is hell in a handbasket.

What would our founding fathers think about us screwing up our country like it is?

At some point, isn’t it time to admit our system is broken?!?“

Government is broken and it’s not going to be repaired by next Tuesday,

Something that is broken does not work as intended. It has been damaged by an outside force. The debt ceiling negotiations revealed many things, but never that the United States government is broken. On the contrary, the government worked exactly as designed in all of our lives.

The easiest way I can put it is that we all have let things go because nothing really has affected our lives in a personal way too badly but….

It will for us or our children…you can make book on that.

We are almost $15 Trillion in debt. We have no way to pay it back. We are already one of the heaviest taxed nations in the world and what do we get?

Basically nothing but empty promises.

The party in control of the White House and the Senate disagree with the party in control of the House. The Congress does the same whice results in prolonged negotiations that result in nothing happening.

We pay for these people to do this…wake up America!

Unlike most State Governments, the Federal Government has no mechanism that prevents prolonged deficit spending. Congress and the President can spend more than the Government takes in, forever, or at least until no one will lend to the our country anymore.

That day is coming and when it does we are fucked. We are off the gold standard and the paper is worth nothing but in reality is just something to wipe your ass with.

Sure, we all can have a big wad of cash in our pockets and think everything is going to be OK.

It is not. Once the countries that have lent us the money they have and call it we have no way out. The Chinese are brilliant and know what they are doing. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that is not what they are doing. We are a great country but only a few hundred years old. They have thousands of years experience over us.

I love General Tso’s chicken but do not want it to be our new national dish.

I am a very patriotic man even with getting screwed every way but Sunday by “my” government.

The law is out of control though and our “government” makes new restrictions each and everyday.

Don’t kid yourself, we are already a socialist country already.

The good thing is that we are a country that always helps the person down on their luck. Whether they are hurt, sick or just need someone to turn too. I see it almost everyday and am proud. That is the nature we need to have all the time.

The fly in the ointment is our Government that we have elected but let get out of control.

The thing is that WE are to blame because WE own this country and are the ones who decide what goes down.

In case you have forgotten, that is what this country was founded on…seperating ourselves from the British Empire for tax without representation.

Is there a way out of debt?

The way things are now?

Honestly no, because someone is going to get screwed good but that was the risk they took. As an old Sterling broker there is no country anymore that is backed by something of value. It is all within whatever regime is running at the time and a traded value.

We need to suck it up and be self sufficient. We have here what we buy from all over the world. We may pay a little more but will know it is all staying in our own economy.

I, for one, get pissed off when I see a label that says “Made in the USA.

Everything we buy should be made here by our own companies.

Have you really ever thought what is going to happen when our debt gets called?

The only thing we can do is print more worthless money driving us into the toilet as it has no real value.

The U.S. Government is not broken; it is dysfunctional. That is, it functions, but in an unhealthy way, a way that needs to be corrected. And that dysfunction was the direct cause of the debt-ceiling we are in now. Having said that, our “ceiling” seems to be neverending and resembles a place Peter Pan would live in.

Unlike most State governments (who are also failing), the Federal Government has no mechanism that prevents prolonged deficit spending. Congress and the President can spend more than the Government takes in, forever, or at least until nobody will lend us anymore.

Thomas Jefferson​ recognized this flaw hundreds of years ago.

No man is more ardently intent to see the public debt soon and sacredly paid off than I am,” he wrote to President Washington in 1792. “This exactly marks the difference between Colonel Hamilton’s views and mine, that I would wish the debt paid tomorrow; he wishes it never to be paid, but always to be a thing wherewith to corrupt and manage the Legislature.”

To Senator, and former House Speaker, Nathaniel Macon​, Jefferson wrote in 1821, “There does not exist an engine so demoralizing of the nation as a public debt. It will bring on us more ruin at home than all the enemies from abroad against whom this Army and Navy are to protect us.”

Jefferson thought a perpetual public debt was so injurious to liberty that he theorized a way of preventing one generation from passing a debt on to the next. In a letter to John Eppes in 1813, he wrote, “What is to hinder (the Government) from creating a perpetual debt? The laws of nature, I answer.”

Each generation would be limited to accumulating only the debt that it could pay off before it died, he theorized.

Suppose that a majority, on the first day of the year 1794, had borrowed a sum of money equal to the fee-simple value of the State, and to have consumed it in eating, drinking and making merry in their day; or if you please, quarrelling and fighting with their unoffending neighbors.”

If that generation tried to pass that debt to the next generation, “Every one will say no,” Jefferson wrote, “… the laws of nature impose no obligation on them to pay this debt. And although, like some other natural rights, this has not yet entered into any declaration of rights, it is no less a law, and ought to be acted on by honest governments.”

Jefferson’s theory notwithstanding, this “law” has yet to be acknowledged by our government, much less written into the Constitution or our statutes. With no restraint on the accumulation of long-term debt, Jefferson’s worst fears have been realized. Our politicians have figured out that they can benefit themselves by borrowing excessively and passing the bill to the next generation, which is exactly what they have done. The current debt is more than $14 trillion, or nearly $47,000 per U.S. citizen.

Jefferson is rolling in his grave.

If you don’t pay your mortgage the bank takes your house away. That is as simple as I can put it.

Our government is the house and we are the bank.

The worst thing is that most will not do anything until it is too late. We will continue day-to-day until a crisis hits us and then we are royally fucked. Look at Greece and the other countries falling. People are rioting in the streets and we do not see half of it. That much I promise you. A “free press” has been gone a long time ago.

All of the countries in trouble combined don’t have half the debt we do.

It is inevitable that the worse is going to come. I am not being a doomsdayer either. We will fiddle fuck around for a while and continue borrowing against what we say we have.

Eventually, it is going to come to an end.

I am willing to file the FEC Form 2 tomorrow just because it gives me a small hope that we can elect someone who wants what is best for us like our country was founded on.

I will tell everyone that I have a lot of skeletons in my closet. Actually the door broke off of the closet a long time ago. I have lived life and am not ashamed of anything except that donkey show in Tiajuana.

Seriously, I have lived my life with no exception. I have been through it all.

I am sure people will come out of nowhere to try to discredit me but nobody can ever say I don’t know how to run this large corporation we call the United States of America.

Last Manifesto

I am really sorry my friends but this truly is the last blog until the book comes out later this year, other than announcements about it’s release/garage sales or auctions I may hold in the mean time.

I have had several people say blogs are now out of style now and I really do need to pour everything into the true pages (including everything from Hollywood that I have avoided to date, mob life and family) but I refuse to be a tweeter.

If you can’t afford the $59.99 for the hardcover, I will just give you a copy (as long as you slip me $30 under the table) or Amazon will somehow refund you.

I can’t believe I even had a blog but Chalfant made me do it with his fantastic oral skills, slick talking and being able to work a keyboard/computer/Internet very well.

The book is going to piss a ton of people off and I will probably be sued for all of what I have left, including even my hospital bed’s remote control by publishing my diatribe, but so be it.

I know I am getting weaker and weaker and need to finish this thing up in the next month or so before they put me in some Depends and shove me into a corner somewhere high on Dilaudid at “The Senior Woods of Dublin” retirement community.

Obviously my rants against the government seem to do no good on here so it is time to try a different angle.

Martyrism.

I will go as long as I can but for now….

Say goodnight Robbie.

“Goodnight Robbie.”

The 4th.

I am writing this between heaves because I need to and worried I will not be able on the 4th

Any pain I have is nothing in comparison to what our troops and families who defend us experience everyday.

This is not just a three-day weekend…it is important.

It is a day to celebrate the foundation of this country and what it represents.

I long for the way things used to be.

Even with a lot of controversy which is the reason we are a country in the first place, “being an American” was a normal part of our upbringing. 

We actually learned it in school before it was not politically correct anymore. 

We said the “Pledge of Allegiance” every morning right along side our teachers with our hands on our hearts. 

In elementary school  the “Pledge” was often followed by singing the “National Anthem”, “God Bless America” or “America the Beautiful.” 

We took pride in how we dressed.

Boys tucked their shirts in and girls wore dresses.

We didn’t talk back and risked a spanking by a teacher, principal or passer-by if we screwed up.

If a boy wore his pants half down his ass it was because he only got a few pairs a year and “would grow into them.” It was not a fashion statement.

We walked or rode our bikes miles each day whether it was winter or summer. The biggest way we spiced up our ride was by putting a few cards in the spokes because it sounded cool.

There was no “911”….just a zero on the phone that you had to actually dial and not just press. Chances were that you knew the operator on the other end of the line. No cell phones, Facebook or IM’s. You made plans the day before in person or made a 1 minute call on the one phone in the house to set something up because AT&T charged by the minute. Not to mention, chances are you were on a party line and others may have to make a call or eavesdrop on what you were saying.

Annual patriotic celebrations were held with quotations from the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and songs sang by the student body, in public, for parents and our friends.

It was understood that God was integral to the founding of America but we also honored other faiths on the appropriate days.  Religion was never preached or taught but it was also never denigrated or censored.

Public school teachers and administrators modeled patriotism for their students.  It was part of growing up in America. 

Honoring America and being a proud citizen was the way it was. 

Just being an American made you swell up with pride.

We hated Russia because that was all we knew to do. 

The 4th of July was a community celebration.  We stood with parents, neighbors, and friends and together celebrated our freedom.

We had parades where we had decorated floats that were pulled by a tractor, little league teams walked, fire trucks were shown off and Veterans marched in full uniform with all their medals even though it was 95 degrees.

We had pancake breakfasts to raise money for people who were sick and BBQ’s that contained real meat with no chemicals added to it.

A hamburger consisted of the meat and a fresh baked bun or a few pieces of Wonder Bread wrapped around it and some ketchup.

McDonald’s was a treat and not a daily staple.

If you were old enough to serve our military you were old enough to have a beer.

Having a car or truck was a luxury when you were a teen and not expected unless you paid for it yourself.

Every family owned at least a shotgun and nobody threatened to take it away.

We rarely locked our doors and air conditioning equated to opening a few windows to get a “cross breeze.”

We only went to the doctor if we were really sick or to get vaccinated by what looked like a mini-Uzi. The doctor was always 80 years old minimum too and the nurses wore hats.

We learned early on to revere the “Stars and Stripes” as the flag was sacred.   

Many of our fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and brothers had fought for it in wars past but really didn’t talk about it. Countless others had died and more would perish for the American flag, the people and ideals it represented. 

We need to get back to those days and fight politicians to make this country great again.

As you watch fireworks this weekend, BBQ, swim or do whatever you do for fun think about how lucky we are being free and how easily it could slip away.

Happy 4th of July and God Bless America.

Please un-subscribe if you can’t read this all the way through…

This is long, but if you don’t read it please take me off your list because you should and it only will take five minutes of your day but educate you for a lifetime.

I don’t give two shits if you are liberal or conservative. This country has gone to Hell in a hand basket.

I remember the first time I heard a man say that at a rest stop in Kentucky when I was little on a family trip. He was a Vietnam Vet wearing his jacket and medals, which had seen worse days, but a guy spit at him.

There have probably not been words that impacted me more than that in in my life by a stranger.  He fought for the rights of the guy who spat on him and just turned the other cheek.

If only he could see what we have become now.

“Hell in a hand basket.”

I didn’t fully understand it then but quickly learned what it meant as I grew older. I realize that sometimes my blog, while always controversial and receives death threats on every post, has gone from humorous to serious lately.

I even laid off writing for a while after receiving even more death messages that said to shut up or I would pay for it.

Guess what?

Screw you and comment all you like. At least have the guts to put it in an open forum which most of the people who complain do not have the balls to do.

Today’s target shall be “Grand Juries.”

Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde (R-IL) once noted that the Grand Jury, originally established by the Founding Fathers as a means of protecting American citizens against government excess, is today a captive of prosecutors.

The prosecutor exercises enormous power, unrestrained by law or judicial supervision.

The Grand Jury process itself is largely devoid of legal rules. The process has become one that wholly fails to protect ordinary American citizens.

The balance has shifted so dramatically in favor of the prosecution that it has been noted, time and again, that a first year law graduate could get a Grand Jury to indict a ham sandwich for not having some mustard on it.

I know most of you will read this and think this is a joke but it is not.

You are tried and basically 90% convicted in a Court of Law without the right to defend yourself.

That’s right…no defending yourself.

Most people have no clue this can happen but it does everyday.

Whatever some wannabe jackass says or presents in a second-hand suit goes and you have no option to even rebut what he or anyone says about you.

Almost all Grand Juries formed find guilt in the accused party.

“Skippy stole Steve’s fishing pole and hit him with it to boot.”

“Skippy, what do you have to say to this charge?”

Oh yeah, Skippy is not there.

He doesn’t even know people are talking about him let alone charging him with a crime.

Skippy does not find out until he is subpoenaed to appear for something he knew nothing about until that moment.

No chance to prove guilt or innocence…not even evidence from people saying saying it was impossible because he was at Inspiration Point making out with Daisy Mae that night.

Good Lord, if I was on a Grand Jury and only heard one side of the story, I would indict someone too.

Innocent until proven guilty…my skinny ass.

If you walk into a courtroom and a “jury” has already found you “guilty” enough to be there and you are not OJ Simpson, who are they going to believe?

The Commission to Reform the Grand Jury, which comprises individuals of unsurpassed expertise in the criminal justice system, has worked intensely over the past few years to examine whether reforms of the grand jury system are required.

The findings suggest that fundamental changes are required to restore balance and equity between individual citizens and their government in certain States where people had the balls to do so.

We can all call upon Congress to do the same at the federal and state levels avoiding the dangerous prosecutorial rubber stamp that constitutes today’s Grand Jury.

I certainly hope that Congress will take the first steps toward eliminating this problem and restoring justice to America’s heralded criminal justice system as it was meant to be.

In 1791, when the Grand Jury was incorporated into our constitutional structure, its primary role was to protect the individual from unfounded accusations.

It was even noted, “the Grand Jury has achieved renown as a bulwark against despotism, a protector of the common man against oppressive prosecution. The institution’s investigatory role was secondary.

However, in the subsequent 200+ years the protective function has been trivialized and the investigator’s function expanded to the point where the institution is almost precisely the opposite of what the Founding Fathers intended. It is amazing that has happened to almost all of our laws.

I think everyone would agree with the observation of William J. Campbell, a former federal district Judge in Chicago: “Today, the Grand Jury is the total captive of the prosecutor who, if he is candid, will concede that he can indict anybody, at any time, for almost anything, before any Grand Jury.”

What this means is that a Grand Jury is a secret “ex parte” (the accused left out) proceeding where the evidence is presented by the prosecutor and those shown any evidence choose whether to indict without ever hearing from the court (other than a preliminary session welcoming the “Grand Jurors” and giving some general guidelines about their duties) or defense counsel.

A free lunch and a day’s pay to do the government’s bidding.

Wow.

I wonder why under these circumstances the grand jurors (and eventual “Judges”) tend to bond with the prosecutor and indict when the prosecutor indicates there should be an indictment.

What do any one of them have to lose?

It is not their life…just yours.

Your life is worthless, right?

The Grand Jury today functions primarily as a tool of the prosecutor and his investigative underlings to produce a case that looks good.

“Skippy stole Stevie’s cat. Here is a picture of Stevie and the cat. What else is there to deduce?

He is obviously guilty.

“Skippy, do you have anything to say for yourself?”

Oh Jeez, I forgot, Skippy is at work with no clue this is going on. Maybe we should add on a charge of kicking the cat which would be a pattern of corruptive behavior.

Now we can indict Skippy under the RICO Act as well.

Employing the power of compulsory process in a secret proceeding, the prosecutor investigates and determines, with virtually no check, who will be indicted and for what.

In the Grand Jury, the prosecutor exercises this enormous power unrestrained by law or judicial supervision. The Grand Jury process is largely devoid of legal rules. The prosecutor can present the evidence he or she wants to present in the manner he or she wants to present it.

The only theoretical restriction is that, if an indictment is rendered, the evidence should be sufficient to establish probable cause that the accused committed the crime charged.

Even that minimal test, however, finds no mechanism in the system for its enforcement.

Any claimed insufficiency, unfairness or abuse in the grand jury proceedings is said to “merge” in the trial and all prejudice from Grand Jury impropriety is deemed “cured” by a fair hearing.

Unfortunately, an indictment alone can cause enormous harm to an individual or business accused.

Skippy had a successful business but the newspaper and television report him as indicted.

What is the first thing you come up with in your mind?

Skippy did something wrong and I am not doing business with him anymore…a “Grand Jury” indicted him so he must be guilty.

Of course, the Judge and potential “jury” of his peers believes the same as that is all they have read.

One person’s life is virtually over in order for another getting home in time for dinner.

 What if it was you on the line?

It didn’t used to be the way things are but sure as Hell is now.

Everyone wants to get out of Jury Duty. I have done it and I am sure you have done so as well.

Not important unless you are the Defendant.

The result is a Grand Jury process virtually immune from judicial supervision. Because the Grand Jury procedure presently is given little legal significance, courts engage in little scrutiny of what happens there. While some prosecutors may conduct Grand Jury proceedings with meticulous care and concern for fairness to targets, others may not.

If abuses do occur, they will rarely come to light. Most times, it is a “leg up” for their career and many become defense attorneys that make money from this corrupt system.

That includes bargains made on individual’s lives for their own advancement. Blind faith that misconduct does not occur behind the Grand Jury door or even a trial would be naive in the greatest extreme by the most simple of people.

Now, this problem of virtually unbridled prosecutorial power over the Grand Jury has been exacerbated, too frequently, by a lack of prosecutorial restraint and the ignorance of those who serve on one.

From recent formal testimony before Congress: “Most prosecutors . . . work long hours with little glory trying to bring about a just result. The problem is at the margins.

Unfortunately, the margins are growing. Increasingly, the high public profile of a target or the attention-grabbing nature of the alleged wrongdoing may have more to do with a matter’s “prosecutorial merit” than the strength of the evidence or the seriousness of the crime.

The problem has become endemic, and the solution will need to go beyond “ad hoc” displays of judicial exasperation and oversight.

What has been lost is a sense of proportionality and identification of priorities.”

Reinforcing this observation are the many recent opinions of respected jurists sharply castigating prosecutorial misconduct. These are qualified legal attorneys and judges…not your neighbor who is pissed off you sprayed cut grass on his lawn while mowing or raked leaves in his yard.

It isn’t just the prosecutors either. It has been proven over and over again that criminal defense attorneys are part of the problem. They don’t want to lose but are often in collusion with the Prosecutor to get a verdict that saves face for them both.

Is that justice?

No, it is not.

It is someone furthering their life based on yours. They could not care less what happens to you as long as everything is square at the end of the day for them and they play their chips where they may when needed.

There have been hundreds of sting operations by people who cared and pushed it but rarely resulted in anything other than a sanction.

The one that glares at me the most resulted in just a sanction by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals after concealing evidence, Judge Alex Kozinski wrote: “I am troubled as we are by the prosecutor’s conduct, we’re more troubled still by the lack of supervision and control exercised by those above him…how can it be that a serious claim of prosecutorial misconduct remains unresolved even unaddressed until an oral argument in the Court of Appeals?”

Did he mean the same right the Defendant should have had before being handcuffed, perp-walked on television and judged guilty before proceeding to a “fair” trial by his peers?

As far back as 1990, a congressional sub-committee looking into the Justice Department’s internal controls asked the Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) what disciplinary action it had taken in each of ten cases in which federal judges had made written findings of prosecutorial misconduct.

After a lengthy delay none of us could afford, the panel was finally informed by OPR that “no disciplinary action has been taken in any of the ten cases.”

The sub-committee observed that “repeated findings of no misconduct, and the Department’s failure to explain its disagreements with findings of misconduct by the courts, raises serious questions regarding what [it] considers ‘prosecutorial misconduct.’

 Nothing done…closed network.

Sigh…

Now, on to the “Power to Harm:”

Representative Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), Chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, recognized the problem in statements supporting his important legislation of 1997, to permit motions for at least some recoupment of cost by individual and small business victims of “bad faith, vexatious or frivolous” prosecutions: “Some prosecutions are not just wrong, but willfully wrong, frivolously wrong.

They [prosecutors] keep information from you that the law says they must disclose. They suborn perjury.”

The legislative history accompanying the statute notes that the current Grand Jury does not protect citizens from a wrongful indictment and prosecution by the prosecutor in charge of that body.

The Conference Committee specifically notes that a finding of probable cause by a Grand Jury does not insulate the government from a judicial finding of a bad faith, vexatious, or frivolous prosecution.

The first successful Hyde Amendment case was United States v. Holland, in the Eastern District of Virginia. The case involved a Virginia state senator (Richard J. Holland) and his small-town bank, in which federal “banking regulators” took a small-time, technical violation that usually goes unchallenged and grew it into a 31-count indictment against Senator Holland and his son.”

Presiding Judge Morgan threw out the case before trial (virtually unheard of in the Eastern District of Virginia).

In explaining to the jury his reasoning for finding the Holland’s not guilty, the judge noted how the prosecution had picked and chose “only what it wanted from Grand Jury testimony” and had “ignored conflicting testimony and evidence.”

Why can’t we elect more Judge Morgan’s in this world?

I can’t say he didn’t (although I strongly believe he did not) accept a bribe. I have always been pressured for something by those in office for there gain or my demise.

I guess I will save those details for my book or when I need to play that card.

To date, I have not succumbed to my own detriment.

Similar to the above is the case of the first Hyde Amendment motion filed, U.S. v. Hogge, in the Southern District of Texas.

It was an investigation involving a former sales Vice President of a now-defunct (who could have predicted that?) defense contractor was indicted for conspiring to defraud the U.S. Army.

An FBI agent had assured Sharon Hogge that investigators were not focused on her. So, Ms. Hogge spoke freely with federal agents, pointing them to addresses where they found company records.

She took notes during her conversations with agents, transcribing the words reflecting the agents’ assurances to her that said, “no ambush,” and repeatedly scribbling, “I am not a criminal target, right?”

Unfortunately, I have fallen for that line of questioning before and it is never what it seems.

Of course, when federal prosecutors convened a Grand Jury investigation into the company’s suspected over-billing of the Defense Department, they added Ms. Hogge to the target list and easily obtained an indictment against her.

All despite the fact that as a Sales Vice President, she did not bill the Army or even handle an inventory. She learned she had been indicted when her husband woke her one Saturday morning in 1996 and stuck a newspaper in her face.

That is how you should find out in a free society right?

Shouldn’t someone at least kick down your door in jack boots and make you “goose step” to the transport vehicle?

Prosecutors pushed their shoddy case to trial. In which, the government’s case fell apart as it does most of the time unless someone challenges it.

Judge Hoyt criticized the prosecutor for trying to “make a criminal case out of a dispute over an accounting principle.”

He added: “I don’t see any evidence suggesting . . . that Sharon Hogge should be charged in any of these counts” [against the company’s executives].”

Still, during the course of the prosecution, Ms. Hogge miscarried twice from the stress of the ordeal, considered suicide and for the first time in her life, had to start seeing a psychologist. Ms. Hogge was unsuccessful in her Hyde Amendment motion for fee and cost reimbursement for the ordeal, because the final order dismissing the case against her had come down two days before the effective date of the Hyde Amendment, and the law does not have retroactive application.

Shocker.

The Hyde Amendment is a very helpful measure for correcting wrongful prosecutions, but it comes at a fairly late stage of the proceedings.

A wrongful indictment in itself, regardless of ultimate outcome, remains devastating. As Justice Kennedy noted in his plurality opinion for the U.S. Supreme Court in Gentile v. Nevada, in the time period between indictment and trial, the accused may suffer ruinous consequences to his reputation and employment from which he may never recover even if acquitted.

Now, with the dramatic decrease in the proportion of federal indictments that go to trial as compared to that prior to the enactment of the sentencing guidelines in 1987, the Grand Jury has in effect become the body of last resort for many accused in the criminal justice system.

I know everyone will sit on their asses and let it go until it happens to them.

I vow to not let that happen as a citizen.

Can you wake up everyday, look in the mirror and say the same?

The government has twisted this law into the power to throw charges onto anyone they can and just see which one sticks. I am going to stop writing pretty soon and don’t want anyone to read it if they cannot see what is going on or just figures “it will not happen to me.”

Those of you who know me absolutely know the shit I have gone through in the past 20 years and I am no doomsday prophesier or splinter group supporter. I push the envelope and say what others do not but think about.

I am just been a loyal American citizen who has been continually fucked in the ass without the courtesy of a reach-around and if this helps one person not to have to go through the same it makes me happy.

I am merely pointing out the facts that we all let go on a day-to-day to day basis.

People in countries across the world are fighting for the rights we have and just assume they will remain intact rather than being gradually diluted.

Wake up!

They have all been distorted a little bit at a time and continue to be…nobody raises a fuss.

We are not to far from becoming one of those countries that you see on the news while eating your dinner….desensitized.

If you read this I hope it affects you in some manner on who you elect or support.

By the way, I have the utmost respect for our police, firefighters, EMS and military.

It is those who sit behind a desk or a bench I generally have a problem with that order those people to do their bidding for them with no consequence to them.

Maybe the term “Hell in a hand basket” will change when everyday citizens do not support these corrupt people or their security detail anymore.

I would love to see them have their guards turn their backs in unison to them and let them walk to their car or limo on their own.

That might change some people’s opinion on getting to the golf course to play a late nine or hit the tennis court before dinner on our dime.

I know some of you will read this that the above will piss off (mostly attorneys and judges) but I don’t care. If you are mad one way or the other at least you thought about it.

If you are weak and afraid then you believe in what is going on is fine and support everything regardless of who is in charge.

I don’t respect that but beg of you to make an effort to look at history and not just your own everyday life.

I for one am sick of it.

Elected officials– obey the Constitution and treat your job as the PRIVILEDGE it is meant to be.

Citizens-please get off your lazy asses and say or do something. Otherwise, don’t be upset when you no longer have the right to do so.