THE JOURNEY PART 2

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If you want to learn what your earthly experience is about, I strongly suggest reading the Old Testament Book Ecclesiastes which was written by King Solomon the son of King David. (As in David and Goliath or David and Bathsheba or David, a man after God’s heart) I believe King David to be the example of what a human can hope to become. Another human would be Jesus the Christ or Messiah. Unlike Christ, King David was not of the divine Trinity. He was a man that was not exempt from sin; but he knew God and accepted the consequences of his sins. David longed to be a Godly man, but his human circumstances lets us know that even the most righteous amongst humans is not immune to the temptations of Satan. As a human, the young David showed faith by saying: “Hey, I’m not going to sit and let that Philistine with a pituitary glandular problem talk trash about my God”. David was a kid and he stood up to the Philistine Warrior who “weighed in” at an estimated at 9’6″. (nine feet and six inches tall) The kid took on the challenge while King Saul cowardly “lead from behind”.

King Solomon on the other hand is the son of the Giant slayer. He inherits David’s kingdom and also is credited with building the Temple. In his book, Solomon talks about everything he did to get a buzz. From Concubines (The King’s girl toys) to conquering other armies. And what does Solomon have to say about his accomplishments? In short: “The one who dies with the most toys is………dead”. He goes on to say that someone (like him) will come along that did not build the temple and will not appreciate it either. In the New American Standard version of the Bible (The same as the King James minus the “Thees” and “Thous” uses the term “Vanities”. Solomon says “All is Vanity” in the watered down “Good News” version, it uses the phrase “Chasing the wind”. As in: “All is useless, like chasing the wind”. The book Ecclesiates is about your purpose on earth. He surmizes that in the end, your relationship with God is all that matters. Is this like having a mother that takes pre-natal vitamins when she is pregnant with you? Is this like learning at a young age to take notes in class rather than pass notes? Is this like trying to understand and learn from your homework than just “getting it done”?

 

At a point in your life where you finally make the mountain curve, you realize that looks, health and eventually wealth are “fleeting”. Even the attractive sins lose their magnetism. If not you continue to go off the side of the mountain and in doing so, take others with you. I honestly believe that this is a result of tuning out your higher vibration. (AKA wisdom)

 

There are two types of people. Those who only believe what they can see and touch and those who realize that a creator that can make a system that works so perfectly would not let the story end with His creation that shows love for Him turning to dust. Again, I could write a blog on why people refuse to believe in an omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient God.

So What Are the 3 Destinations after 7 or 8 decades of biological living?

 

Hell no we won’t go:

I call these spirits the confused, frightened or just lost. Not lost as in God has forgotten about them. The higher power will see everyone at judgment. If you’re smart you will not look up. Keep looking at your toes and be as humble as you possibly can. If you want to connect with the “Hell no we won’t go” crowd; go visit the Old Washoe Club in Virginia city NV. (Or any popular haunted location). I’ve seen too many legit non-believers who confess that there are intelligent entities that exist without human bodies. Spirits or “Ghosts” do try to hang on to the earthly realm. There excuses may be that they fear judgment and do not want to face the Judge. Some don’t know that they’re dead in the earthly realm. Most do not want to accept that they are dead and hesitate to walk into the light.

 

  1. Hell

I’ve read and heard wild testimonies of former non-believers that were fortunate enough to experience a near death experience. One said he was being spread over a burning abyss with ropes attached to all 4 extremities. Another saw what he said looked like a monitor. (A large alligator sized lizard) with red eyes. If you want more vivid descriptions, I strongly suggest you go to http://www.NDERF.org . I could stay up all night reading about people who had out of Body Experiences and lived to talk about it.

 

  1. Heaven:

The typical story of the believer who died for a brief time and lived to tell about it said they didn’t want to come back. Their stories go like this:

Any pain to be suffered comes first. Instinctively you fight to live.  That is automatic.

 

It is inconceivable to the conscious mind that any other reality could possibly exist beside the earth-world of matter bounded by time and space. We are used to it. We have been trained since birth to live and thrive in it. We know ourselves to be ourselves by the external stimuli we receive. Life tells us who we are and we accept its telling. That, too, is automatic, and to be expected.

Your body goes limp.

Your heart stops.

No more air flows in or out.

You lose sight, feeling, and movement, although the ability to hear goes last. Identity ceases. The “you” that you once were becomes only a memory.

 

There is no pain at the moment of death.

 

Only peaceful silence . . . calm. . . quiet.

 

But you still exist.

 

It is easy not to breathe. In fact, it is easier, more comfortable, and infinitely more natural not to breathe than to breathe. The biggest surprise for most people in dying is to realize that dying does not end life. Whether darkness or light comes next, or some kind of event, be it positive, negative, or somewhere in-between, expected or unexpected, the biggest surprise of all is to realize you are still you. You can still think, you can still remember, you can still see, hear, move, reason, wonder, feel, question, and tell jokes ? if you wish. You are still alive, very much alive. Actually, you’re more alive after death than at any time since you were last born. This is different; different because you no longer wear a dense body to filter and amplify the various sensations you had once regarded as the only valid indicators of what constitutes life. You had always been taught one has to wear a body to live.

 

If you expect to cease to exist when you die you will be disappointed.

 

The only thing dying does is help you release, slough off, and discard the “jacket” you once wore (more commonly referred to as a body).

 

When you die you lose your body.

 

That’s all there is to it.

 

Nothing else is lost.

 

You are not your body. It is just something you wear for a while, (Like your mother’s uterus) because living in the earth-plane is infinitely more meaningful and more involved if you are encased in its trappings and subject to its rules.

 

WHAT DEATH IS

 

There is a step-up of energy at the moment of death, an increase in speed as if you are suddenly vibrating faster than before. Using radio as an analogy, this speed-up is comparable to having lived all your life at a certain radio frequency when all of a sudden someone or something comes along and flips the dial. That flip shifts you to another, higher wavelength. The original frequency where you once existed is still there. It did not change. Everything is still just the same as it was. Only you changed, only you speeded up to allow entry into the next radio frequency on the dial.

 

As is true with all radios and radio stations, there can be bleed-overs or distortions of transmission signals due to interference patterns. These can allow or force frequencies to coexist or commingle for indefinite periods of time. Normally, most shifts up the dial are fast and efficient; but, occasionally, one can run into interference, perhaps from a strong emotion, a sense of duty, or a need to fulfill a vow, or keep a promise. This interference could allow coexistence of frequencies for a few seconds, days, or even years (perhaps explaining hauntings); but, sooner or later, eventually, every given vibrational frequency will seek out or be nudged to where it belongs. You fit your particular spot on the dial by your speed of vibration. You cannot coexist forever where you do not belong.

 

Who can say how many spots there are on the dial or how many frequencies there are to inhabit. No one knows.

 

You shift frequencies in dying. You switch over to life on another wave-length. You are still a spot on the dial but you move up or down a notch or two.

 

You don’t cease to exist when you die. You shift your consciousness and speed of vibration.

 

That’s what death is, . . a shift.

 

Some NDErs say they felt free. They say they saw a tunnel that they were drawn to. Once in the tunnel, they saw a bright light. Brighter than Xenon and it expressed the emotion of pure love. Love is a common theme that most who survive near death experiences talk about. (Those who get to enter into the bright light). Those who experience the other place say they experienced fear, regret and darkness. Many say they are greeted by relatives who have passed. One then tells them it’s not their time, or, a deity gives them the choice of staying or going back. It’s at this time they must weigh the consequences of possibly leaving your children parentless or going back to suffer the rebuilding process and even going through the rest of your life looking like the elephant man. Your decision will weigh on your ultimate destination regardless. Did you go back for yourself? Did you go back for your children or spouse? Did you stay because you knew you would face great physical pain upon returning. Did you go back to seek salvation? Remember, every action has an opposite re-action.

 

You ultimately choose your destination. If I gave you a choice of two gifts; the first being the largest winning lotto ticket in history and the second a guaranteed place in heaven, which would you pick? If you have to think about it, you’re not right with God.

 

I don’t know about the 7th realm of heaven or what judgment day will be like. I do know that we live and we die a physical death. I choose to believe that after our physical death our spiritual existence is all that is left. I’ve heard we will get new bodies free of sickness or illness. Again, that is hearsay. I’ve chosen to be with my creator. I am doing whatever I can do to get the attention of my creator.

In the New Testament,

Jesus is quoted as saying in Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

~ “but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter”.   Conversely; “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness”.

It would seem Jesus must know you, and perhaps for doing the will of His Father.

THE JOURNEY PART 1

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~ “the most important thing you learned in school was not WHAT you learned rather HOW to learn”

 

When you were waiting to be born on the other side as pure spiritual energy, I’m guessing there were spiritual coaches telling you to watch out for Nigerian Princes that would let you in on their gold that was being held in customs by the Nigerian government scam.  They probably told you how wonderful the womb would feel as all you had to do was pick a parent that wasn’t a crack head or pot head.  You probably were told to remember that you had a spiritual version of yourself that was pure energy, and that you would occupy a carbon based biological version of yourself that was designed by the great Higher Power (We’ll use the term God) to be fruitful and multiply.  Because God has respect and love for His creations, your spiritual conscious knowledge was erased prior to your conception.  This was to keep anything from corrupting your learning experience.  God calls this “Free Will”.

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So you sat in your mother’s womb getting everything you needed through this umbilical cord.  I truly believe this is why the concept of socialism comes so easy to people.  It’s natural for all humans to get something for nothing.  (That’s presuming that you’re not aborted and harvested for your fetal parts).  You will note that all humans are not created equal.  As you are nurtured, you feel (and fill) the need for productivity or manifest your love for sloth.

They (science) say, that babies that have mothers that take prenatal vitamins and actually read to their “bun in the oven” produce smarter children. So all of these precautions prepare the unborn for life after the womb.  It is a magnificent advantage.

You sit waiting in your mother’s uterus.  The temperature is perfect, you get everything you need to live through a life line called the umbilical cord.  If you want proof of this amazing life line, reach down and feel your belly button.(Umbilicus)  That was where your umbilical cord was attached.  Perhaps (If you could remember such thoughts) you were wondering if you would die without the use of your attachment to your mother. You wondered: “Is there life after the womb and cord”? Perhaps you struggled to hold on to the advice you were given on the other side.  Does this explain why some children are born and require very little guidance while other babies are born and must be civilized and have mores (pronounced Mor-rays) inculcated day after day?

The day of birth comes and goes.  The amniotic fluid that kept you alive for 9 months has now been drained from the pool.  As this happened, your quarters began to shake.  In Hebrew, this shaking is referred to as a “Shemitah” (Pronounced Schmee-tah).  It is the seventh year of the Hebrew calendar.  The last day of the Shemitah year is Elul 29.  For those of you interested in economy; We are in a  Shemitah year and coming up on Elul 29 next month on September 13th.  It’s a Sunday.  But unlike past Shemitahs, this Shemitah is the 7th out of 49 years which leads to what was called the “Jubilee”.  (Look it up) So as the womb started shaking or “contracting”, the paradigm was:

“Everybody out of the pool”. 

So both you, then your umbilical cord slid down the water slide into warm blankets. Your power pack (or placenta) is the last one out.  A clamp was put on your life cord, then your cord was tied off with a white ligature that looks like tennis shoe laces.  Minutes later, your mom would expel your now needless “placenta”.

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So life didn’t end after you outgrew your womb without a view.  In fact, quite the contrary.  It had just begun.  Although you didn’t know it at the time, instead of sitting up watching “Gilligan’s Island”, you were sent to a new place where other kids your age went.  It was this place called “School”.  This is most likely where you discovered the concept that all men were not created equal. Some kids had red colored hair.  Some kids had brown skin.  Some kids could see the writings on the chalk board. (Something you might not have noticed until you stood up next to the large green structure).

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For the next 13 years, your life consisted of preparation.  You didn’t know it at the time.  How on earth would you ever find use for the Pythagorean theorem?  Why would I care if the square root of 144 was 12?  How come nobody ever told Einstein that i comes before e except after c?

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By the sixth grade (or grade 6 for my Canadian friends) you begin to think of school as just a job.  Learning was work.  Little did you know that the same thought process would help you figure out how to program a remote control device.  At this point, it is imperative to have some type of guidance.

There are those who are blessed like James Leininger III who knew at the age of 4 what they wanted to be.  Young James wants to fly FA-18s.  Then again James is one of the most documented modern day “past life experiences” on record.  He is supposedly the re-incarnation of James Huston Jr. who was a young Corsair pilot shot down in the south Pacific during WWII.  But very few of us have that kind of direction. (or recall) At the age of 11, without direction you are a sailboat in the wind without a rudder nor anchor.  For 13 years you go with the flow until the reality comes that you need to become accountable and responsible for yourself.  All of a sudden, you start wishing you could go back to the third grade and take it seriously.  You finally get it.  Even without direction, if you have advanced tools in education (Which is getting harder and harder to acquire with many of your instructors being pot heads) you will find yourself working at “Waste Management” but you (my educated friend) will not be shoveling garbage,

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rather signing the paychecks at the front office.  There in lays the difference between achieving in class and sleeping in class.

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Don’t think it ends there.  Even if you go to a community college to try to heal your poor highschool grades, and you understand the Pythagorean theorem inside and out as well as the Magna Carta, you realize that your time on this planet or dimension is short.  Once you realize that the most important thing you learned in school was not what you learned rather how to learn, you start to put the pieces of the puzzle together.  Just as our time in the womb was brief, so is our time in the body.  Just as there was another dimension after the womb, you must wonder if the process continues?

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Even more important, knowing what we know now about the value of learning and preparation, ask yourself how important it is to prepare for the next dimension?  I don’t know about 72 virgins or passing go to collect 200 in Karma and a new re-incarnated Buddhist body until I reach Nirvana; but I have been taught the tale of three dimensions after this one. Heaven, Hell and “Hell no we won’t go” 

(the paranormal)

Please come back for Part II

 

THE DEMISE OF THE BABY BOOMER & MAN

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Who are the baby boomers? 

If you were born between 1946 (The year after WWII ended) and 1964 (The year after JFK’s life ended) You are a baby boomer.

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If you were born in the North Eastern United States during this period, the chances are, many of you fell victim to the paradygm of turning 17 then getting a job at the local steel mill, coal plant or perhaps move to Michigan and get a job putting bumpers on 63 Chevy Impalas.  If you chose to go to college, you came out with an entry level job in management at Ford, AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute) or Boehing.  (Making Cars, Steel beams or Passenger Airplanes).

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This was the epitome of the Technical revolution.  The problem with Technical revolutions is that they have a built in self destruct mechanism called the technocratic state.  It’s the beginning of singularity.  (The replacement of humans with techology)  At a certain point, technology dominates production, making human labor obsolete.

In a cruel way, the cost of getting America from the industrial revolution to the technocratic state was literally “HARD BACK BREAKING WORK”.  Let’s take the installation of a windshield or “screen” on a 1966 Caddilac.  It took 4 very strong individuals to lift the hunk of glass into place and a 5th person called a “foreman” to say: “A little more to the left”.  This was a very difficult and potentially deadly/costly procedure if not done correctly.

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Some heavy lifting vocations are still unavoidable 

 

robot arm

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Today a robotic arm has done away with the 4 beer drinking blue collar wage earners and a 100 pound female can guide the robotic arm with very little motion or strength.  Thus we had the beginning of singularity.  In some cases, robotic arms have done away with the need for a heart surgeon present in Truckee California.  As laparoscopic surgery can be done remotely once an online connection has been established from the rural areas of California to the Mayo Clinic across the nation.

 

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NCR was a product that was invalualble in the 60s.  It stood for “No-carbon paper-required”. Documents were once required in triplicates.  At first this meant writing the report 3 times.  Someone then invented “Carbon paper”.  It was a semi-reusable page of ink. You stuck a sheet under the original document and it would copy it onto the next page. 3 copes was about the limit as you had to press really hard to make the original document transfer to the next form. Soon this wonderful invention called NCR came out.  So forms that would have to be filled out using two sheets of carbon paper now only had to be filled out once.  Where did NCR forms go?  The Smithsonian Institute.

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Where did the 4 blue collar heavy weight windshield lifters go with their herniated lumbar discs?  Social Security Disability.

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We have a Hen vs. The Egg scenario when it comes to disability.  One can easily place blame on the anemic Obama economy in 2008 along with the massive job loss numbers, due to the uncertainty resulting in the socialist move towards Obamacare.  At the same time, the shrinking middle class can arguably be attributed to the technocratic shift and the inability of the blue collar worker to abuse his or her body any longer.  The most commonly prescribed medication in America today is some form of the “narcotic” or “Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammitory drug” (NSAID).  Medications like Hydrocodone or Oxycodone have been the destination for many who spent a great deal of their lives doing intense and repetitive heavy lifting.  It wasn’t until the late 1970s that low back supports were mandated for employees lifting over 20 pounds.  Also in the early 1980s, the “Carpal Tunnel Release” procedure was amongst the most common worker’s comp. surgeries performed.  This is a condition where the large ligament that runs from your thumb to your pinky, becomes scarred and painful.  Once the pressure on the “Tunnel” created by the compromised ligament is released, the main nerve that runs down the palm side of your hand(The Median nerve) is restored and numbness and pain is relieved.  This condition or “Syndrome” was mainly noticed in meat workers such as butchers or chicken carvers.  You can imagine the pressure used to hold a carving knife firmly.

As the computer became ubiqitous; more and more cases of carpal tunnel syndrome were reported.

FUTURE GENERATIONS

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There is good and bad news for future generations.  The good news is that “occupaional medicine” has become an important discipline of medicine reducing the needless injuries to manual laborers.  At the same time, the advancements in computer technology have made the need for manual labor obsolete.   So one can no longer graduate from Highschool and go down to the GM plant as those jobs have been outsourced and what few jobs that exist in the US are robotic.  On the bright side, some of the higher paying jobs simply require an advanced knowledge of the computer without a 4 to 8 year degree.  The rumor of a vanishing middle class is no longer rumor but fact. Computers have already made computer jobs obsolete.  Programs were created that did away with data processing technicians.  Those techs would become “programmers” that would write programs to make other jobs obsolete.  In the generations to come; we will come closer and closer to the point of singularity.  Our live’s will be controlled by a few tyrants who will have access to the computer password until AI (Artificial Intelligence) comes to the conclusion it no longer needs humans.

   Hal

A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER

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It’s the secret to life. I direct this advice to those of you who have BIG DREAMS.  One person’s big dream is another persons obligation.  The problem with dreams are that they come with a certain degree of uncertainty.  If they were simply things on your to-do list, they would not be a dream. I would love to perform as The Rolling Stones’ guitarist.  I know that whoever is playing for Jagger and Company now, would love to enjoy an evening off.   Yet their fans pay 3 digits to see Keith Richards and Ron Wood.  Not Ace Andres and Ron Wood. So to me it’s a Dream.  To Ron Wood, it would be nice to have a peaceful evening to throw paint on a canvas and sip a Merlot.

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On the other hand, If I really wanted to play for the Stones for one night; I’m sure if I started following the band around and got to know all of the hitters, it would be just a matter of time before they used me as an opener, then I would get my chance like Spike Edney did with Queen.  Of course it helped that Spike played Keyboards as well but the point is, Spike was the covert 5th member of Queen.

I do believe that a life without Dreams is a Life not worth living.  I think each of us are here to do the incredible in their own way. (Be the best versions of ourselves) Einstein said: “The ability to dream is more important than knowledge”.  We’re not here to escape the demands of life by using drugs and alcohol.  We’re here to try to make this a better place, not just for us and our children, but for the following generations.  I fear that peace and promise for future generations will not come without a reset.  (And soon)

So In short, I don’t consider myself a failure because I haven’t played the Garden with the Stones.  Why would I feel like a failure because I couldn’t give Keith Richards the night off?

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When I was a child, I wanted to be a Major League Baseball player.  What I didn’t know was that what was stopping my growth as a ballplayer was my poor vision.  I never got glasses until I was a freshman in highschool.  When I did get my vision corrected, I had a lot of catching up to do.  I could finally see the chalk board in school.  But the first time my heart was really shattered was when I was trying out for “American Legion” Baseball.  I made every practice and I even worked out in 114 degree weather (farenheit).  I wanted to play Baseball at any cost.  When I got the phone call that I was cut, I was crushed.  Later in the season, the team was out of contention so the gifted players started slacking off and going to Disneyland.  I got a call from the same coach that cut me and asked me if I wanted to “suit up” for the last game of the season.  I said sure.  I got to play in a minor league stadium (The Milwaukee Brewers’ system) and I got a hit that drove in the baserunner on third and I recall rounding third and scoring on a double after I had advanced to second base on a bunt.

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So I never got to play in Candlestick park or the Oakland Coliseum, but I got to play in a minor league stadium.  Am I a failure because I didn’t make it to the show? Lots of really talented players don’t make it to the Majors (The show).  But I got a taste of the system and a fond memory.  In the end, isn’t that all we take with us? (BTW I could do another blog on the reasons our Dreams don’t come to fruition)

I was reading Ecclesiastes to my wife about a month ago.  I had explained how King Solomon was the richest man to ever live. (Even by Donald Trump’s standards) One verse that has stuck with me was chapter 6 verse 9 “It is useless; it is like chasing the wind. It is better to be satisfied with what you have than to be always wanting something else”.

I agree with the prophet.  I stand by my saying that a life without dreams is not worth living.  Why breathe? The secret to life lays in being satisfied with what you’ve been blessed with than to constantly want that which you don’t have.

My most profound discovery in my search for wisdom was simple. LISTEN CLOSELY!  We (Humans) don’t want that which we do not have.  Rather; That which we can’t have. It makes us feel special.  It makes us feel appreciated.  It makes us feel as worthy as that which we felt unworthy of. Stephen Covey said in his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Man’s deepest desire is to be understood.  I think understood and appreciated both fit Dr. Covey’s assertion.  Matthew Kelly nailed it when he said we’re here to be the best version of ourselves.

Worrying about what you don’t have is not the same as wanting to better yourself.  That can come from reading a book or taking in a lecture.  It can also come from wanting the attire of the profession you’re trying to enter.  I would have no problem fitting in with the Ramones. (or Marky’s band) but if I had an offer from Johnson & Johnson as a Marketing Director, I would have to drag out the old Italian shoes, (Farragamo) and see if my pinstripe suits still fit, then cut my hair just for the interview.  Fortunately that will not be showing up on the Dream Radar anytime soon.  It never was a dream.  It was on the “To Do” list.

At this point in my life: “It would be nice to do one swan song tour with David Bowie or Rod”.  What ever your dream is, keep it alive.

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One thing I failed to confess was that the only thing better than watching your dreams come true are making someone elses Dreams come true.

Attorney-Client Privilege & Doctor-Patient Privilege “BEWARE”

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In short, if an attorney has information that would free a convicted suspect he can’t mention it. The innocent defendant will rot in prison. Such was the case with William Macumber in 1974 when he was allegedly framed by his wife while going through an ugly divorce.

Yet if you go to your family doctor and say you would rather die than live with tubes coming out of your body, fear your physician as you may return home, only to be greeted by the Police and escorted against your will for a mental evaluation.

William Macumber

William Macumber

 The murder of a couple on a “Lover’s Lane” in Arizona north of Scottsdale happened in 1962. The case went cold until Macumber’s wife went to her boss in the Scottsdale P.D. and said (In the middle of an ugly divorce) that he (Macumber) had confessed to her of being the killer of the couple in 1962. This event happened in 1974 just weeks after Macumber’s wife had taken a class on forensics and how to lift prints. To add insult to injury, the evidence was not locked up and anyone with a badge could have tampered with the evidence.

One other piece of evidence Macumber’s defense had was a young girl who claimed to have known who committed the crime. She said it was a guy named Ernesto or Ernie Salazar. No such person could be found. In 1967, five years after the murders in the desert, a drifter named Ernesto Valenzuela was charged with a similar homicide. He told his lawyer, Thomas O’Toole that he had also killed the couple in the desert in 1962.

Thomas O’Toole was fresh out of law school at the time and just beginning a career with the Federal Public Defender’s Office. He thought when he saw the Macumber case: “They have the wrong guy”. But because of attorney-client privilege, he was not allowed to mention the confession and Valenzuela died in prison taking the truth with him.

Apparently, attorney-client privilege extends beyond the grave. 11 years later, O’Toole, no longer a public attorney was a judge and couldn’t shake the ghost of Ernesto Valenzuela. Judge O’Toole contacted the Justice Project and gave them the info he had on the confession of his late client. In 2012, the Justice project had all of the evidence they needed to present their case to the Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer for a Clemency hearing. Brewer rejected Macumber’s release twice. Later in 2012, Macumber agreed to plead guilty to 2nd degree murder and was released on time served. Talk about political wrangling to avoid a major wrongful imprisonment suit. So William Macumber spent 37 years in prison for something he didn’t do.

*Note! I have taken an oath never to plead guilty to something I am innocent of. Even if they promise me a new Ferrari. Never confess to guilt if you are not guilty. The D.A. will use money to get you to “plead out”. If you are accused of beating your wife and you have never laid a hand on your wife, you are given a choice to fight it in court costing you every penny you’ll ever earn for the rest of your life, OR you can plead guilty and take an anger management class and lose your 2nd amendment right for 10 years. Although you and God know that you are innocent, you will have that guilty plea follow you through life like an albatross. Do not do it.

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Not surprising, the story doesn’t end there. 5 months later Macumber was back in prison for sexual assault accusations by younger members of Macumber’s own family. I can only wonder; Is this the spouse still trying to keep her ex-husband behind bars or does prolonged incarceration create the criminal? Macumber plead not guilty of the sex assaults but was found guilty at trial and is serving 4 years for sexual assault on a minor.

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 David Sarti

 David Sarti’s only crime was trusting his doctor. Just as we have attorney-client privilege, we are also supposed to have doctor-patient privilege. (With a caveat). The doctor has the discretion/power to deem his patient mentally defective and a danger to himself. If this happens, you lose your 2nd amendment right and can be detained in a mental institute as long as medical professionals see fit. No judge, no jury and no public defendant. You also become an interest of the F.B.I. as long as you live.

Sadly Sarti had appeared on National Geographic’s television series “Doomsday Preppers”. Sarti is a boisterous somewhat loudmouth that likes to exaggerate and he did so in front of the wrong doctor. His cardiologist Andre C. Olivier said there was nothing wrong with his heart, but they could put tubes in him to help him breathe. I’m not sure what procedure Dr. Olivier was referring to. I can’t see why he would recommend a tracheostomy for obesity. Neither lungs were collapsed so I can’t see chest tubes being inserted in Sarti’s plural cavity. Perhaps his cardiologist was using fear to get Mr. Sarti to lose weight. I do not know what Olivier’s reasoning was. But Sarti made a statement that was not very well thought out. He said something to the effect that he would rather die than have tubes hanging out of him. Dr. Olivier took this as a confession of suicidal tendencies and ordered Sarti to go to the Emergency Room.

Let’s Stop right here. Sarti’s doctor asked Sarti if he was suicidal and Sarti replied: “No I’m a Christian and my religious faith prohibits suicide”. That should have been the end of the conversation.

Regardless; when Sarti refused to go to the Emergency Room and went home; Law enforcement officers were waiting for Mr. Sarti and took him to the E.R. against his will.

 Where is the privacy called Physician-patient privilege?

The horror in the Sarti story is not so much what happened to David Sarti. (At least he’s not in prison serving a life sentence) But what has happened to all of us as a result of this? I seriously encourage you to no longer speak freely to your doctor without thinking about the unintended consequences. You MUST consider every sentence and your choice of words that you use when you are in the privacy of your doctor regardless of the Doctor-Patient privilege. I do not think it would be a good Idea to continue to see a doctor you do not have a good relationship with. I would not make an issue of it either. I would silently quit seeing your doctor and search for another doctor.

In both of these examples of privacy, the principle was used to keep an innocent man in jail, and to send an innocent man to a mental institution.  The words of a former, late President keep haunting me.

Reagan

“The most terrifying words in the English language are:  I’m from the government and I’m here to help. ~ President Ronald Reagan.