Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Comets Honda, Elenin, and Levy - Doomsday or Hype?

This upcoming month through the beginning of next year will bring three comets very close to earth.  First will be comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova which is currently predicted to be its closest to earth (aphelion) about august 15, 2011 at a distance of 0.06 A.U (Astronomical Units) or about 5.6 million miles ( 9 million KM) which is very close in astronomy terms.

All except for two timesComet Honda (for short) has been getting closer to earth every its orbit:

Honda Aphelion (in A.U)
1948  0.43
1954  0.59
1969  0.30
1975  0.23
1983  0.11
1990  0.29
1996  0.17
2001  0.11
2006  0.09
2011  0.058

This year is unique in that  there is another comet that will also be very close to earth - comet Elenin ( Comet C/2010 X1 ) and will be closest to earth on september 29, 2011 (.432 AU)  Some believe elenin is a brown dwarf star and may cause gravitational problems on earth or with comet Honda.  Elenin and Honda will cross paths around september 15th.  A nice graphic is here:

 On november 17, 2011, comets Elenin and Levy (Comet P/2006 T7) will cross paths and on  january 25, 2012 Comet Levy will be .213 AU from earth.

Most of the affect, if any, is likely to be from the gravitational pull - meaning an increase in earthquakes and possibly a magnetic pole shift.  If Elenin is a brown dwarf, the affects could be quite dramatic and there is possibility of an earth strike.  The three comets gravitational affect on earth could mean more earthquakes.  The gravitational affects on each other could mean a possible earth strike.

Even if there is no major affects from these comets in 2011-2012, one would have to wonder about Comet Honda in 5-10 years from now since it would be close enough in it's next orbit or two for the earth's gravity to capture it.  It could be that Honda may become a second moon for earth.

Even if there are no major affects from the comets,  watching the sky should be very interesting over the next several months.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Common sense is not that common - the truth haters prove it !

One thing about the Kyron Horman case is that it proves some people are so gullible and so full of hate they will believe anything they want to believe even if it is contradictory to their other beliefs.
The truth haters believe every word that comes out of Kaine Horman and Desiree Horman-Young's mouths and believe every word they say is straight from law enforcement.  They believe Kaine and Desiree were given proof Terri Horman is guilty of a horrific crime of murdering Kyron Horman while in the next breath believe Kyron is still alive and living in a foreign country (due to Terri's alleged "crimes")

Those who believe that Kaine and Desiree are fed every fact gleaned by law enforcement then turn right around and accuse those who do not think Terri Horman could be guilty (given the time frame and real facts) of being Terri or her family posting in her defense on line.  Any thinker can see their illogical thought patterns.

For one thing, common sense shows that anyone who is defending Terri Horman online has been looked at by law enforcement (thanks to the bogus "tips" from the truth haters)   Since the truth haters believe Kaine and Desiree are being fed every detail in the case, then the fact that Terri and/or family are posting in her defense would have been "leaked" to Kaine and Desiree and it would have made its way to the bottom feeder media by now (especially Oregonlive and the rest of the Oregon tabloids) if there was any truth to it.  So either the truth haters must believe that Kaine and Desiree are being given every detail of the case or they must believe those defending Terri Horman are not in any way related to her.  Belief that Kaine and Desiree are being given every detail of the investigation and belief that Terri and/or her family are defending her online are mutually exclusive --- It cannot be both.

So if I am either Terri or one of her family members as I have been repeatedly accused (in comments that were not posted due to profanity)  then law enforcement has not given that detail to either Kaine or Desiree - so if law enforcement has not given that detail to them, what other details have they refused to give to Kaine and Desiree and why would they hide something like that from them given all the other alleged information law enforcement showed them?   And if I am Terri then why has Houze not quit being my attorney as he said he would if I spoke up?   

So either law enforcement is not giving Kaine and Desiree any information and what they said is made up lies or I'm not Terri and am not related to her in any way, shape, or form.  Your choice of what you want to believe.  It's obvious that facts are meaningless to truth haters.

Anyone who has read anything written by the truth haters can see how vile and hate filled they are - typical of the antichrist society that the united states has become.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Is True Nelson part of the FBI use of Social Media in the Kyron Horman case?

Most people do not remember that 1-2 days after Kyron Horman disappeared the FBI, who was still leading the case,  stated that Kyron Horman's case would be the first case they used social media in the investigation.  This was 1-2 weeks before I became interested in the case and I did not pay much attention to the statement except to ask myself 'why this case and why did they make this statement especially so early in the case and while it was still thought Kyron may have wandered away'.  I was especially wondering since the year before there was a little girl in McCleary, WA (Lindsey Baum) that disappeared, the FBI was lead investigators, and social media was not part of that investigation (she's still missing and the FBI are still on the case)

So far, if the FBI is using social media in the Kyron Horman case as they stated they were, it is being done stealthily and is not being done to find Kyron.  This is why back in august I posted wondering if Kyron Horman's disappearance is another balloon boy episode, a real life reality show, or a psychological / social manipulation test on people.

It is interesting that True Nelson, who claims to be former FBI, started his blog apparently a couple of days before Kyron's disappearance.  Dates and times on blog posts can be manipulated - or if someone knew in advance that there was going to be a parental kidnapping or a psychological test, they could start the blog and set it up a couple days earlier so it does not appear that it is in response to an event.  Some of what True Nelson has posted seems to be to manipulate people and to illicit a response.  Posting that Kyron is likely an international kidnapping victim and leading people on about a certain computer in Guatemala is reading his blog 5-6 times a day and then also stating Terri Horman should be charged with capital murder in Kyron;s death (with no body, no proof a crime was committed and no evidence?) This is some sort of psychological manipulation.  Either True Nelson is doing it on his own to see how most people are gullible and can easily be led / manipulated , or he is part of an FBI plan to use social media in the Kyron Horman case as a psychological test of some sort, or he's a friend of Kaine's who is trying to manipulate people into believing Terri is guilty of doing something (with no evidence) to Kyron (just like SoCal-Idiot was doing)

According to true Nelson, Terri is guilty because "she has plead the fifth" while Terri never plead the fifth to anything --- her attorneys merely stated in FAMILY court that the proceedings in family court would violate her rights and was only being done to force her to speak on the record when the law protects people from self incrimination.  Her attorneys are defending it on principle.  If law enforcement can get away with it once, you can be sure they will use the same tactics on anyone they want information from and this will become the nazi state and destroy the constitution of the united states - something Kaine Horman and Desiree Horman Young's sock puppets would love to see happen to this once great country.  Terri Horman's attorneys are not just defending Terri Horman, they are defending everyone from the same illegal tactics by law enforcement.  What the constitution haters fail to comprehend is that Terri Horman cooperated for the month before the failed murder for hire sting and if law enforcement wants to ask her any more questions, they still can do so --- only now through her attorney - and she will answer through her attorney.  In other words, they must now play fair because they lost their chance to manipulate and pull their crap on Terri because of their idiotic failed murder for hire sting.

What I want to know is if the FBI is using social media in the Kyron Horman case like they said they were going to then what capacity is it being used?  Since nothing is being stated on social media that they are FBI then it must be a covert operation.?  if so, is True Nelson a part of it?  Or did they mean they would send people to forums to harass and try and manipulate others? (several candidates could be named)    I want to know what was meant and what they have been doing since they are definitely not using social media out in the open.   Nothing about this case seems real.

Also a statement about the Kaine Horman's newest fund raiser "for the searches"  Where is the money going since nobody is searching? and why are people still buying Kaine's garbage to "keep Kyron's name out there" when Kyron's parents refuse to even go out and search for him?  (even the first 1-2 days of searching before law enforcement thought it was a criminal case)   The same law enforcement allowed Yashanee Vaughn's family to go out and search for her and yet Kaine Horman and Desiree Horman - Young claimed they were not allowed to look for Kyron because "they might contaminate the evidence" (even the early searches before they realized he had not wandered off why would they be so concerned by "evidence" they had no clue would even exist at that point since they still thought it was a lost kid and not a crime????????)  and they claimed they did not search because they "were afraid of getting lost"???  and why did Kaine Horman contact his employer's attorneys and tell his coworkers to not talk to the media 48 hours after Kyron went missing and while they still thought Kyron was lost in the woods?

NOTHING in this case makes ANY sense at all.  is it a lost or stranger kidnapped kid that the investigation went horribly wrong because of hatred and law enforcement incompetence? a parental kidnapping by Kaine Horman or Desiree Young?, a balloon boy episode?, a real life reality show?, or a psychological test?  Whatever it is, I want to know what the FBI meant about using social media and what capacity they are using it for this case especially since it is not out in the open.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Terri Horman stalker / harasser compares them self to a nazi hunter (yes, really)

This is just unreal to me.  Now the Terri Horman stalkers /  harassers are comparing themselves to nazi hunters and justifying their vigilantism by comparing themselves to those who track down nazis AND TURN THEM OVER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.  They seem to not understand that nazi hunters only find the nazis and then turn them over to the authorities.  They seem to think that interfering with a police investigation and stalking / harassing someone they feel is guilty of a crime (a crime that has not even been determined yet) is acceptable.

One of the commenters seems to  think vigilantism / anarchy as well as interfering with an active police investigation is acceptable in the united states.
Hug said...

    It's not the "justice system" that is implicit in demonstrations for Terri Horman to be forthcoming in her responses to the disappearance of her son. The right of free speech is at play here when people say what they think about Terri's non actions, or possible actions. If this site supports Israel (I do too) then it should be remembered that many Nazi criminals were hunted down by justice seekers like Simon Weisenthal. The criminals were/are not yet charged. it was only because of the vigilance of private citizens that many WWII criminals were even found.

    Nazi's did not petition or demonstrate. Nazi's were THE "justice system" under which those who spoke out - in any way- were dispatched without trial.

    What the "Terri watchers" want is a chance at justice for the poor little boy who has been torn from those who love him. His de facto mother says nothing. What mother does that about her missing son? Something is amiss here. Anyone has a right to fill in the spaces.

    What about Kyron? Should no one demand answers in whatever way they can, under the law - or does the exercise of free speech not apply in his case?

    Yes! Please do continue to support Israel!!

    Parmalee Paula Cover
    Holocaust writer
    Portland, Oregon

The Kyron Horman case - including Terri Horman - is being investigated by law enforcement.  Law enforcement / FBI does not need a bunch of nazis stalking and harassing someone (and taking the law into their own hands) they feel is guilty of a crime (a crime that has not even been determined yet) that law enforcement has not even called a person of interest.  Even nazi hunters such as Simon Weisenthal obey(ed) the law and when they find a nazi, the do not stalk and harass them but they turn them over to the authorities so the nazi can be tried in court.  Even nazis have the right to due process under the laws of the country they are found in.  The same rights the fact haters do not want Terri Horman to have.

nazis were NOT the justice system.  They were a government that was invading other countries and spreading their hate and killing innocent civilians (such as saddam husein).  They may have been in power but that does not mean they were not guilty of war crimes  You trying to justify stalking and harassing Terri Horman while an active police investigation is being conducted by making reference to those who search for nazis is downright insane.   The Terri Horman stalkers / harassers are interfering with an active police investigation - something nazi hunters do not do.

Terri Horman cooperated with law enforcement up to and including the day of the failed murder for hire sting.  Just because she did not speak to the public and all the fact haters does not mean she was not helping or cooperating.  Even Kaine Horman the day before the failed murder for hire sting said she was cooperating and wanted to find Kyron.  She was the one who organized the first Kyron Missing fliers.    Before the failed murder for hire sting, law enforcement said she was cooperating with the investigation.  But you and the rest of the sock puppets seem to forget this in your selective memory.  If she had spoken up, you would not have believed anything she said anyway so she is being smart and not saying anything that will be twisted and used against her by Kaine and Desiree's sock puppets.

This person 'Hug' is more like a nazi who is harassing / stalking someone (Terri Horman) they want arrested and tried for capital murder (a murder that has not even been determines as having occurred) and not a nazi hunter that wants an alleged criminal tried under a court of law after turning the alleged criminal over to authorities.  Seems they equate a nazi hunter with a vigilante while not understanding that nazi hunters work within the law and vigilantes take the law into their own hands.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Has Terri Horman regained visitation rights with her daughter Kiara?

Most people posting on the internet about the Kyron Horman case are under the impression that family court is the same as criminal court.  The other day I posted an article showing the difference.  Today I'm going to expand on it and apply it to the Kyron Horman case - specifically to  Kaine and Terri Horman's divorce and custody.

Family court is not on the public record and the divorce case,  especially where custody of minor children is concerned is kept private.  Many times judges also grant gag orders on the divorcing parents where minor children are concerned.  This has bothered many attorneys because of first amendment issues - but it routinely happens.

Because the family court matters are kept private and there is possibly gag orders that have been issued, this is speculation:

A couple of months ago when a hearing was held (it was mentioned in the media it happened but no details made public) there was likely a gag order placed on Kaine Horman to stop him from badmouthing Kiara's mother Terri Horman in order to protect Kiara.

It is just as likely that Terri Horman was granted visitation rights to see Kiara or maybe even granted custody.  because of any gag order and because Kaine Horman would be embarrassed at having lied and slandered Terri, he never would say anything more about it if she had been granted either visitation or custody.

It is interesting Kaine Horman stopped slandering Terri after the hearing and that all of a sudden the "law enforcement" leaks to the media stopped at the same time.  Anyway they were leaks the media said were credible sources and all of Kaine Horman and Desiree Young's sock puppets assume they were from law enforcement either directly or through Kaine and Desiree.  After all of both Kaine and Desiree's contradictions and lies, it's a wonder anyone gives any credence to what the media has posted about their claims that law enforcement has given them any information on Kyron's disappearance.

This entire case is full of contradictions and lies - and has now even spread to former FBI agents:

So. True Nelson, which is it (it cannot be both)?

1.  Was Kyron kidnapped (as you claim by Terri Horman and her vast network of friends) and sent off to Guatemala or some other south american country
2.  Terri Horman and her vast network of friends killed Kyron Horman and she should be arrested and tried for capital murder (as you claim)

Seems True Nelson (is he really ex-FBI agent or is it one of SoCal-Idiot's other personas?) has come to the very same conclusion SoCal-Idiot has:  Terri Horman is guilty of something (but doesn't know what) and she should be executed for it ----- in spite of no evidence directly by law enforcement that she had anything to do with any crime.  This totally amazes me - and gives more credibility to my theory that Kyron's disappearance
is either a balloon boy stunt, a real life reality show, or a psychological test of the affects of social media and her behavior. (look up those previous posts if you want to read about it several months ago0

I'm still believing Kaine Horman is behind Kyron's disappearance and it's nothing more than a parental kidnapping to prevent the other parent from getting custody (and to hide the fact Kaine was molesting Kyron)  It's whether he is hiding Kyron until he is 18 years old or killed him in a narcissistic steroid fueled rage that I'm not sure of.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Key Differences Between the Criminal and Family Court System

 Well worth the read

Most people mistakenly think that the difference between family court and criminal court consists mainly in the different issues these courts deal with. It's a mistake that can seriously endanger victims of family violence who too often trust that the family court system is built to protect her in much the same way as the criminal system. Nothing could be further from reality.

Family court and criminal court are profoundly different in premise, structure, power, and purpose. The moment a victim steps into family court, whether to seek a restraining order, custody and visitation rulings, a divorce, or any other family court order regarding her abuser, she's literally opening the door for her abuser to launch unchecked counterattacks against her, in an arena that was never designed to deal with criminal dynamics, with the very real possibility that the abuser may end up turning the family court against her. In family court, an unprepared victim of family violence can be as vulnerable to the perpetrator's abuse as she is in the home.
The following are some of the reasons this is so. As you read this, don't give up on getting justice in family court. Remember, we're pointing out the risks and flaws of family court so that in later sections, you can better understand how to avoid them.

A. In Family Court a Victim Is on Her Own Against the Abuser.
In Criminal Court it's the State That Takes On the Abuser.

The criminal court system pits the immense powers of the state against the accused. In marked contrast, family court is merely a stage set by the state where two private individuals can come to battle out their personal differences, using their own devices, with the state acting more as a weak referee, and wielding very little power. 

This is why criminal cases are named in the form of 'The People (meaning the state or society) versus John Doe', whereas family court cases are named in the form of 'Jane Doe versus John Doe'.

If you take a minute to ponder the significance of just this difference alone, you'll begin to see why victims of family violence can be very unsafe in family court.

When victims of violence against women try to deal with a violent relationship in family court, it's as if the victim, herself, is getting into a boxing ring with the violent perpetrator; a boxing ring where the victim must fight it out with her abuser using only her own devises. In contrast, in criminal court, it's the all powerful state that gets in the boxing ring with the abuser.
In family court, the family issue at hand - whether custody, divorce, visitation, or restraining orders, etc. - is deemed a private matter of such minor consequence to the community that the two individuals in a family court case are on their own; each responsible for investigating, preparing, conducting, and defending their own cases. To be sure, they are each free to hire their own private attorney to help them if they wish - or if they can. But this factor also generally serves to further disadvantage a victim of family violence and to further empower a violent abuser, since it's usually the abuser who controls the family funds and can hire a private attorney, and the victim who cannot.

In contrast, in criminal court the issue being dealt with is considered an offense against the public. A just outcome to a criminal case is considered so important to society that it is the state itself that pursues justice and protection. In criminal court it's the state that makes the accusations. It's the state's power and the state's resources that takes up the fight against the accused. It's the state, through its police and prosecutors, acting as state agents, that carries out the investigation, the preparation, and the prosecution of the offense. In criminal court, none of this burden falls on the victim. The victim need only serve as a witness, and, many times, even that isn't necessary either.

B. In Family Court an Abuser can Launch Free Ranging Counterattacks against the Victim.
In Criminal Court, Counterattacks by the Abuser Are Forbidden or Tightly Restricted.

In family court the two contesting parties are presumed to be equal, basically law abiding individuals who have a disagreement over a private family matter. A core assumption of family law is that family disputes are not criminal disputes. As such, there are few safeguards built into the family court system to protect against the criminal dynamics that dominate family disputes in cases of family violence.

In addition, the accusations the victim makes in family court, no matter how serious, carry no more authority than one private person's say so. Given the totality of this framework, one of the most serious consequences is that when a family violence victim opens a case in family court against her abuser, the abuser is given equal opportunity, not only to fight back against the victim's accusations, but to put forth his own set of accusations against her.

(At the start of this text we mentioned that some protections for family violence victims have recently been patched into family law. But to date, the scope of these protections doesn't reach to correct this flaw, that the abuser can launch an attack against the victim, with the ever present possibility that he may ultimately turn the court against her.)

In family court, no matter how horrendous the violence claimed by the victim, the abuser is free to make any counter charges he wishes against the victim. And precisely because the abusers are, in reality, violent criminals, many seize the opportunity with a vengeance. They hurl all manner of back attacks, true or false, often with false evidence and false witnesses to back them up. You don't have to work with domestic violence victims for very long before you see the endless procession of cases where the batterers easily fashion the family court system into one more weapon he can wield against the victim, and a very sophisticated weapon at that.
For example, consider the case of a domestic violence victim who petitions family court to obtain a domestic violence restraining order against her abuser. Even if the family court grants the victim's request by giving her a temporary restraining order, the court simultaneously sets a date a few weeks hence for both the victim and the abuser to come back into court and to fight it out.

It's at that next court date that the abuser so often comes into court fully armed not only to shoot down her accusations, but also to launch his own set of unrestricted accusations against the victim. True or untrue, he piles it on: 'she uses drugs', 'hits the kids', 'neglects the kids', 'drives drunk', 'is crazy', 'won't get a job.' 'works all the time,' 'is mentally ill', "spends the rent money," and whatever other rant comes into his abusive head.

When this happens, as it so often does, victims who didn't understand the family court system are stunned. They naively appealed to the family court thinking the court's purpose was to protect victims like her from a perpetrator's abuse. She reached out to the court because she was already exhausted by the abuser. Now look! She not only has the burden of proving her own case against a violent perpetrator, she must now also mount a defense against as many accusations as the batterer wishes to hurl against her. And she must do it in an arena that was never really built to deal with, nor protect against, criminal behavior.

In contrast, in criminal court the accused cannot launch counter charges against the victim who is only a witness for the state. In criminal court, the abuser can attempt to disprove the specific elements of the victim's testimony, but he cannot push beyond this strict boundary and open new charges and accusations against her, even if they are true.

Even if the victim does, in fact, use drugs, or is crazy, or hits the kids, it's simply not relevant and not admissible unless it goes directly to disproving her testimony. This is because, in contrast to the family court situation where it's just the victim's 'say so' making the accusations against the abuser, in criminal court, it's the state making the accusation of a specific criminal act against the abuser. And those state accusations already carry the considerable authority of 'probable cause' that the abuser did the criminal act; 'probable cause' based on the impartial investigation done by the police and on the district attorney's review.

Once in criminal court, the accused already has the heavy boot of the state pressing firmly on his neck. He can defend himself against the specific accusations of the state. But he cannot open free ranging attacks against the victim or anyone else.

These beginning points should also make clear the immense injustice being perpetrated when police tell domestic violence victims that her situation is a family matter, and that she should deal with it in family court. In essence, the officer is wrongly telling the victim she doesn't merit the exercise of state powers on her behalf, and that she should deal with the violence on her own.

C. Family Court has Virtually No Power to Protect Victims from Violence.
Criminal Court wields the Ultimate State Power to Protect Victims from Violence.

In family court, even if a victim does successfully prepare and conduct her own case and then successfully defends against her abuser's accusations, and even if the family court judge decides in her favor, family court has virtually no power to wield on her behalf. Certainly family court doesn't have the kind of power needed to control a violent perpetrator. Remember, a founding assumption of family law is that family disputes are not criminal disputes. Family court can write paper court orders, such as family court restraining orders or visitation orders, but even so, family court depends mainly on the criminal law system to handle violations of those orders.

Again, you don't have to work with domestic violence victims for very long to know what happens when victims go to police because the abuser has violated a family court order. Though the situation is improving, it's still difficult to get many police to enforce what they consider to be minor violations of a lowly family court restraining order. And it's even more difficult to get most police to enforce violations of visitation and custody orders, even though violations of any court order are criminal offenses.

Police have so little respect for family court orders, that when victims call police to report violations, the all too common police response is to tell the victim (wrongly) that the abuser's violation of the family court order is a family court matter and that she should go back into family court to deal with it.

But if the victim does go back into family court, the same flawed dynamics prevail. The abuser once again is given the same opportunity as in the first go-around to invent another whole set of denials and counter accusations, with the same risk to the victim that he may end up turning the family court against her. Even at best, if the family court believes the victim, they may scold the violator, or issue a modified order which the abuser has no intention of respecting, or the judge will roll his or her eyes, and send the case for mediation, psych evaluations, or child protective services workers, etc.

In the latter case, the abuser is now in a better position than ever. He now has gotten the victim completely outside the court room, and outside the rule of law. The psychologists, mediators, evaluators, and social workers to whom the case is now assigned are non-judicial personnel. Their processes, their decision making, and recommendations are not bound by any rules of evidence or law. Here, then, in this virtually lawless terrain, the abuser can continue to counter attack and make false accusations, and he can now do so with impunity. (A situation which we describe in more detail in the next section.)

In stark contrast to the weak powers of family court, criminal courts wield the ultimate power of the state, the power to throw the abuser in jail, or to hold that threat tightly over his head. In addition, once police name the abuser as the suspect, state protections are available to the victim (and other witnesses) without any burden on the victim (or witnesses) to prove their need.
One of the questions we're asked all the time is "Why, then, do so many officials in the criminal system continue to try and shunt domestic violence victims into the family court system?" A big part of the answer is because a defining tactic of any sexist system is to deny females real power. And the real power is in the criminal system.
But there's more...

D. The Family Court System Operates on the Weakest Standard of Evidence.
The Criminal Court System Operates on the Strictest Standard of Evidence.

Family law operates on a 'preponderance of evidence' standard of proof. This means that family court decisions can be made when as little as 51% of the evidence supports the decision. This is the weakest standard of proof. Criminal law, on the other hand, operates on a 'beyond a reasonable doubt' standard of proof, the strictest level of proof.

On first thought, you may think that this low level of proof in the family law system will work in the victim's favor since she doesn't have to come up with that much evidence to prove her case. At times, this may, indeed, work in the victim's favor. But, more often, for a number of reasons that follow, the low standard of evidence in family court favors the abuser.

For one thing, the low standard of evidence required to support decisions in family court leaves lots of room for arbitrary, biased, and non-evidence based factors to fill the evidence void and influence the court's rulings. With evidence playing such a weak role, sexist and racist stereotypes can insert themselves virtually unchecked. As can the well oiled family court mantras that have flourished in its denial of domestic violence, such as "It takes two to tango", "Everything should be split down the middle", and "Every child needs their father". Similarly, very sexist, and already disproved syndromes, such as the infamous 'parental alienation syndrome' are allowed to be hurled against the victim, without any rigorous test of their admissibility.
Secondly, a weak standard of evidence leaves ample room for a perpetrator to construct his counterattacks unrestrained. There's so little rigorous inspection of the evidence that he can often concoct phony charges, bogus witness statements and documents. She can too, of course, but, remember, he's a criminal and she's not. And remember also, she's fighting her own case, and she doesn't have the first clue on how to cross examining or challenge the evidence the abuser puts forth. And add to that the fact that the perpetrator generally has more time, money, and resources than the victim, and you can see why the low standard of evidence makes both the court and the victim highly vulnerable to a big snow job by the perpetrator, the kind of snow job that would never survive, or even be admissible, under the much stricter examination of evidence that governs the criminal court.

And there's one more negative consequence of the low standard of evidence that infects both the letter and the spirit of family law. It's a consequence we referred to earlier that in many ways embodies the family court problem overall. Once the family court is confronted with the high voltage counter accusations common to the criminal dynamics of domestic violence, the family court judge isn't going to initiate a rigorous investigation to find out who's telling the truth. That isn't what family court is designed for. So over the last few decades, as women have increasingly dared to bring the desperate realities of family violence into family courts, the family courts have devised ever more elaborate ways to show her out the back door.

The family courts have hired all manner of non-judicial, non-official investigators, mediators, psychologists, evaluators, - family court janitors really - whose job it is to mop up the messy little problems of family violence and remove them from upsetting the harmonious, 'his and hers' ideals of the family court system. Confronted with the harsh conflicts of family violence, the family court judge simply turns the case over to these 'family court janitors' so that they can make the determinations of who's right and who's wrong, and they can do so unencumbered by any standard of evidence at all, nor any rule of law.

Now the victim is in the worst situation possible. She's been thrown out of the court room and back into a total state of lawlessness to deal with her abuser. These mediators, psychologists, and evaluators operate on NO standard of evidence. There is NO law governing how they go about making their decisions and recommendations. NONE! They make their recommendations to the judge as they personally see fit, and the judges, in virtually all cases, blindly rule accordingly.

The family violence victim, who came to the family court seeking the power of the law to help her deal with a violent abuser, has been shown the door and been piped right back into the lawless terrain of psychologists, mediators, and counselors; not very far from where we started out thirty years ago. Here, as always has been, the perpetrator can ply his manipulations with impunity.
And while it's true some women come out of this swamp with court decisions that are just and in her favor, it's a risky, arbitrary, roll of the dice. Way too many family violence victims become hopelessly entrapped in this family court hell, sometimes for years. And in far too many cases, the abuser succeeds in turning the family court against her. Some victims end up losing custody of their children, and some lose their lives. Which brings us to the final distinction between the family and criminal court system we want to point out here.

E. Family Court Can Take Harmful Actions Against the Victim.
Criminal Court Cannot Take Any Action Against the Victim.

This last distinction we discuss between the family law and criminal law system is perhaps the most ironic. At the same time that the family law system provides only minimal protections for victims of family violence, it also has the power to take devastating actions against them. The most tragic example of this occurs when the family court wrongly gives custody of the couple's children to the abuser (see Part IV). Less severe examples, but more common, occur when victims who go into family court attempting to get the abuser out of their lives, and end up under family court orders that bind her to him in ways that are oppressive or dangerous to her, or to the children.

These things, of course, don't always happen. There are many women who are helped by family court. But a final irony is that it's often the most dangerous and manipulative abusers who are the most successful at turning the family court process against the victim.

In contrast to family court, the criminal court has no authority to take any action against the victim, with the one exception that the criminal court can order the victim to testify.

(Looked at in a broader framework, the criminal system can take action against the victim. When a family violence victim first calls police, the abuser may convince the police that she is the real perpetrator, in which case the police may arrest her. No doubt this occurs all too often.(See Advocating for Domestic Violence Victims Who Have Been Arrested for Domestic Violence.) But once the abuser is named as the suspect or defendant in a criminal case, he cannot turn the criminal court against her.)

NOTE: Recent Protections for Family Violence Victims ~ At the very beginning of this text, we mentioned that there have been some recent protections for domestic violence victims added to family law. An example of one such protection, and why it's inadequate, is the California family law which creates a rebuttable presumption that custody cannot be given to a domestic violence perpetrator. On first take this seems like exactly the kind of law that would protect family violence victims on this crucial issue of custody in family court.

Indeed, this new family law, and others like it, are big improvements. And many victims have benefited. But because the law doesn't alter the flawed, underlying structure of the court itself, the result has been all too predictable. Now when abusers and their attorneys come into court to respond to a victim's petition, many of them come prepared to put forth a case that she is the real perpetrator of the violence, either against him or against the children. In other words, the abusers just escalate their counterattacks so as to override the patched in protections. In which cases, the judge shakes his head, rolls his eyes, and predictably marches them off again to the mediators, back to the murkiness and lawlessness of the quicksand swamp.

NOTE: Family Law Attorneys ~ A very small percentage of domestic violence victims who have sufficient funds may seek to protect themselves and advance their cause in family court by hiring a family law attorney to represent them. All too often, however, this only compounds the disaster in that now the victim loses her life savings to a family law attorney and comes out no better than if she had no attorney at all. This is because, even at their very best, family law attorneys are steeped in and bound by the same flawed family law tenets as the court.

But that's only part of the story. Despite the severe limitations of family law for dealing with family violence, it's rare that a family law attorney will advise victims of these limitations. And it's even rarer that family law attorneys will make sure that victims get the appropriate legal help they so desperately need.

Suppose a person who has been run over by a truck mistakenly goes to a facial reconstruction surgeon for help, and it becomes evident that in addition to facial trauma, the patient is suffering from multiple life threatening traumas. If that facial reconstruction surgeon doesn't immediately get that patient to a trauma surgeon, he or she is guilty of gross malpractice. In our opinion, every last one of these family law attorneys who don't at least advise family violence victims of their limitations in dealing with the matter, is similarly guilty of gross malpractice.

And one more note of warning. Many family violence programs have a family law attorney on staff to represent victims in family court. If a victim uses these attorneys it's critical to keep in mind that a) these attorneys are burdened with hundreds of such cases and cannot possibly give every case more than cursory examination, and b) these attorneys are also steeped in and legally bound by the same flawed family law structure as the courts.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Is True Nelson actively working for the FBI on the Kyron Horman case or is he trying to inject himself into the Kyron Horman investigation?

Most people do not remember the FBI stating in early june 2010 (within a few days of Kyron Horman vanishing from Skyline School in Portland, Oregon) that this would be the first case they would use social media in the investigation.  This struck me as a strange comment to make and is why I remembered it so clearly.  It is one reason why I think Kyron Horman's vanishing may have been nothing more than a social experiment.  I've posted about this several times.

Professed former FBI agent and now private investigator and part time blogger True Nelson has been posting about the Kyron Horman case for several months.  At first his posts were pretty much fact based and neutral.  Slowly his blog posts have become "Terri [Horman] did it" and "she should be arrested for capital murder"  --- A former FBI agent saying someone should be arrested on capital murder when there is no body and no evidence that Kyron Horman is dead???  I can understand the deluded sock puppets of Kaine Horman or Desiree Young saying such lunatic things but a former FBI agent who should know something about the law???  True Nelson has implied several times that this case is "international in scope" and claims there may be a South American connection" and Kyron may be in another country (at the same time stating Terri Horman should be arrested for capital murder)   This case gets crazier by the day.

Today True Nelson posted an "open letter" to some person allegedly in Guatemala that allegedly visits his blog 3-5 times a day whenever True Nelson blogs about Kyron Horman.  True Nelson implies he can tell through Google Analytics that this very person on the same computer is visiting and is implying (through psychological manipulation) that this person may have something to do with Kyron Horman's disappearance.
Blogs have the inherent capability, through Google Analytics, to monitor the geographical location of ‘readers’ connecting to a given blog – not specifically, but generally identifying the country and, in some instances, the city of origin. Additionally, the Analytics capability differentiates new readers from previous readers. During the period of June 2nd through July 2nd, 2011 (30 days), I received 146 hits from a single computer in Guatemala. Nonetheless, please understand, you do remain anonymous whether or not you actually send a comment.
 For one thing, Google Analytic does not work this way.  You may be able to tell the country that someone visits from but not the same computer.  You cannot even tell if the visitor is using a common proxy server that is used by many others.  Also if the person clears their computer cookies, you will get unique visitor hits when they are not unique visitors.  The only way True Nelson would be able to tell if a unique computer is visiting is if he is part of the investigation and has other ways to track users.  Also, he has not posted anything except what is publicly known on his blog do why would anyone who had Kyron Horman think he has anything more to offer than opinions?

Either True Nelson is part of the FBI psychological manipulation / testing of social media being used in criminal investigations or he is having his own little fun injecting himself into the case and seeing how he can manipulate people into thinking what he wants them to think.

Funny how an alleged former FBI agent can say someone [Terri Horman] has been lying all along even though she has never said anything and even though law enforcement had said she was cooperating up until the day of the failed sting attempt (after which she hired a defense attorney after she realized she was going to be framed by Desiree and Tony Young) and yet believes all of the lies and inconsistencies of both Kaine Horman and Desiree Young.

I suppose I should start using a Guatemala proxy server and visit True Nelson's blog 10 times a day (and the Kaine Horman foundation web site while I'm at it) to give True and company something else to blog about.

FYI:  My Google Analytics shows a lot of countries and some of those countries have hundreds of hits a day - including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, North Korea, China, Germany

I don't know what True Nelson is trying to pull and whether it is on his own or through law enforcement or what the motives are for it but it's just another bizarre twist to this very bizarre case.

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