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Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren about the CASE ACT S.1273

TO: Senator Warren and staff; whom it may concern

FROM: Henry Edward Hardy

SUBJECT: CASE ACT S. 1273 concerns, proposed revisions

DATE: October 23, 2019

Dear Senator Warren.

I am a strong supporter. We in Somerville Ward 7 love you and we have your back.

I want to share with you in more detail some of the concerns about the CASE ACT S. 1273 which I shared during my call to your office today.

Copyright is enabled by the US Constitution Article I, Section 8, Clause 8:

[The Congress shall have power] “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.

In other words, the social good desired is for all writings and discoveries to come into the public domain in a reasonable time.

The development of copyright law over the past century has gone instead in the direction of keeping copyright works out of the public domain for longer and longer times, and imposing more and more harsh punishments on violators, and moving into the domain of strict liability without regard for knowledge, or intent of the alleged violator.

“Copyright trolls” churn out hundreds of thousands of demand letters to try to bully individuals without the means to afford legal representation to settle on their terms. The people who will be the targets and victims of the CASE Act will be the most vulnerable and underprivileged members of society. Just missing a notice or failing to file the right papers in a timely manner could lead to a default judgment of $15,000 dollars or more.

A possible remedy for the CASE Act is to revise it such that:

* The plaintiff must show knowledge and intent by the alleged violator.

* The plaintiff must demonstrate with clear and convincing evidence that a specific accused person committed specific illegal acts on a specific day and time, in a specific place, in a specific manner, causing a specific harm. Not just Internet Protocol Number or MAC address matching over a range of dates.

* Fair use must be a specifically available and overriding defense.

* The plaintiff must document actual harm in a specific dollar amount.

* The accused who are indigent, disabled, or on public assistance must receive defense counsel at federal expense.

* There should be no elements of strict liability and the burden of proof must lie entirely with the plaintiff.

* There should be substantial punishments for those who misuse the statutory procedures to churn out false or unsupported claims. In particular, the ‘unclean hands’ doctrine should apply to plaintiff trolls who have already been found in violation.

Thanks for all you do and we love you!

Best,

Henry Edward Hardy

25 October, 2019 Posted by | CASE ACT, Elizabeth Warren, politics, S.1273, scanlyze, Warren | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Appears to be Unfit for Office

Trump Appears to be Unfit for Office

This is not normal. It isn’t normal for the President of the United States to call himself a “very stable genius.” Repeatedly. It isn’t normal for the President to refer to his own supposed, and indeed, hypothetical, “great and unmatched wisdom.”

It isn’t normal to threaten to destroy an allied country, NATO member Turkey, if they do what the President just told the Turkish President they could do.

It isn’t normal to call respected senior members of Congress traitors, or call for impeaching them, as if that was a thing under the Constitution. It isn’t.

I disagree profoundly with Mr. Trump’s behaviors and statements. I can’t offer an opinion about Mr. Trump’s policies or beliefs, because he blows every which way with the opinion of the last person he talked to, or the last thing he saw on TV or some crazed internet trollery.

Donald Trump is manifestly unfit for office. These past few weeks he’s eclipsed Richard Nixon and even the madness of King George and is saying things every day which are not only manifestly untrue, and self-contradictory, but which one sees and wonders where does this end?

Mr. Trump should not have access to anything which could be harmful to himself or others, much less nuclear weapons and a military which spends as much as the next ten military powers combined.

It is time, long past time, to remove Mr. Trump from office by legal means, whether that be by the 25th Amendment, Impeachment & Trial, or the ballot box. The sooner, the better.

letter to the New York Times, Trump’s Ukraine Call Was ‘Crazy’ and ‘Frightening,’ Official Told Whistle-Blower

Copyright © 2019 Henry Edward Hardy

8 October, 2019 Posted by | 25th Amendment, Impeachment, madness, news, politics, scanlyze | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Owl

THE OWL

A swift and silent shape by night,
the mice do not find her wise,
But precious and terrible in flight.
And her eyes not unblinking,
swift searching, knowing, unthinking.

If men were small and grey and white,
in terror would we her praises sing.
And build a church upon some height,
adorned with little tiny claws
and images of mice and moths.

Old one-eye on eight-legg’d steed,
neér rode so well on wings as these
choosing slain adrunk with mead.
In gladan fields now heroes roam.
They never prayed midst forest loam.

Nor sang their joy in mortal terror
of goddess born of wind and pain.
Nor feared to squeak a mortal error.
A tiny song of praise and fear:
We hope to live another year.

Do rodents make a tiny pope,
clothed in robes of moss and gold.
And does he speak of faith and hope
and safety later than today,
if only now their tithe they pay?

Copyright © 1997, 2013, 2018 Henry Edward Hardy

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27 March, 2018 Posted by | Högskolan i Kalmar, Mediecentrum, owl, poetry, scanlyze, Ugglan | , , , , | Leave a comment

Who is Robert Mueller?

Who is Robert Mueller?

Unlike Cadet Bone Spurs, Mueller served in Viet Nam in the 3rd Marine Division. He received A Bronze Star with a V for rescuing a wounded Marine under fire in 1968. Later he was wounded in action and then returned to combat duty. He was decorated twice with the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal with a V.

He was US Attorney for Northern California, and then Asst. US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Mueller served as the senior litigator in the homicide section of the DC US Attorney’s Office.

He was appointed as Deputy Attorney General of the United States by President George W Bush in 2001, and later that year, was appointed by Bush as Director of the FBI. Mueller served as FBI Director for 12 years.

In 2016, Mueller was awarded the Thayer Award, which is given to one person per year by the US Military Academy at West Point.

In 2017, Mueller was awarded the Baker Award for excellence in the intelligence and national security activities of the United States government by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.

People don’t generally plead guilty to federal felonies if they are innocent of all charges. And they certainly do not plead and then cooperate with investigators if they in fact, have no knowledge or participation in any alleged illegal activities. They generally plead to one charge and cooperate with investigators in order to avoid more and greater and even more serious charges.

Rick Gates: Conspiracy and making false statements
Michael Flynn: Making false statements
George Papadopoulos: Making false statements
Richard Pinedo: Identity theft
Alex van der Zwaan: Making false statements

Manafort is facing 23 charges that we know of, 5 from the Washington DC Grand Jury and 18 from the Alexandria, Virginia Grand Jury

18 Russian Nationals and three Russian companies have been charged with federal crimes by the DC Grand Jury so far.

In all his career there’s never been any allegation of either favoritism, nor insanity, nor stupidity, nor political bias against Mueller.

Copyright © 2018 Henry Edward Hardy

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26 March, 2018 Posted by | Cambridge Analytica, Mueller, news, politics, Robert Mueller, Rozneft, Russia, scanlyze, SCL Group, sedition, Special prosecutor, treason, USA | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ode to Conjunctive Normal Form

Oh Conjunctive Normal Form, how do I love thee?

EVALUATE {
(
((Do I love you because you’re beautiful,)
[OR] (are you beautiful because I love you?))
[AND]
(([NOT] (Am I making believe I see in you a girl too lovely to be really true?)))
[AND]
((Do I want you because you’re wonderful,)
[OR] (are you wonderful because I want you?))
[AND]
(([NOT] (Are you the sweet invention of a lover’s dream))
[OR] (are you really as beautiful as you seem?))
)
}

Copyright © 2018 Henry Edward Hardy

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25 March, 2018 Posted by | Conjunctive Normal Form, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful, logic, musical, Rogers and Hammerstein, scanlyze | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment