Gang Stalking Laws and the Steps You Must Take to Prove Your Case in Court

Is gang stalking prohibited under law? Yes, it may not be spelled out as “gang stalking” per se but the methods and tactics perpetrators use against their victims or targets is not allowed by law.

Please find various laws that gang stalkers violate. This information is not offered as legal or prescriptive advice and you need to check your local laws for specificity. Your state statutes should provide similar provisions as the ones provided herein.

1. Federal RICO law – 18 USC Chapter 96 if racketeering is involved; there must be some sort of enterprise, system or group of people, who conduct illegal activity for profit.

2. Stalking laws – Wisconsin Statute 940.32; you would have to go after each individual stalker which, as we know, is difficult to do if the individuals doing the stalking rotate and change and if you can bother to get law enforcement to take you seriously.

3. Harassment laws – Wisconsin Statute 947.013; you would have to prove a “course of conduct” meaning a pattern, or repeated acts that harass or intimidate a person and, a more serious subsection that can get the perpetrator(s) into more legal trouble is whether you can show a “credible threat” meaning an actual threat would have to be made against you. But you can’t bring a private cause of action, in short you can’t gain damages (receive a monetary award) from the harassment.

4. Trespass to land – Wisconsin Statute 943.13. Even if you are a tenant of property and you did not give permission for someone to be on your property it still qualifies. This statute can help if you can actually show the trespass, such as the stalkers actually entering onto private property or attaching eavesdropping or surveillance equipment onto the land.

5. Trespass to the person/

Assault, Battery, False imprisonment.

Battery – Wisconsin Statute 940.19, you must prove bodily harm without your consent.

False imprisonment – Wisconsin Statute 940.30, you must prove someone who knew they didn’t have the lawful authority intentionally confined or restrained you without your consent.

6. Invasion of privacy – Wisconsin Statute 942.08; you would have to prove a person entered a place where you would expect privacy, or entered private property, and watched you or installed any surveillance device on said property.

7. Defamation – Wisconsin Statute 942.01; you would have to prove someone communicated something to a 3rd party, of a defamatory nature which was untrue, without good motive, without justification and was not otherwise privileged (meaning you did not give consent to the communication and the person communicating the defamation had no absolute privilege to do so.)

If the person can show they have a conditional privilege to communicate the defamatory material it may not be deemed defamatory.

Slander, spoken defamation, requires the testimony of 2 other persons that they heard and understood the oral statement as being defamatory. Libel is written defamation, or a published false statement.

Next, people wonder what they have to do to prove …

Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship

Did you know that the new US government is committed to helping single moms return to school? Many mothers are not aware that the Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship is available, but there are big benefits to finding out as much as you can about this offer.

Despite the bad economy at the moment, now is a good a time as any to be considering going to college; especially if you are a mom. When the economy bounces back (which it always does), qualified workers are going to be in big demand. So having completed a degree is going to put you in prime position to get your ultimate job.

Here are some of the facts about the Obama mom scholarship and grants.

Federal Pell Grants

One of the first bills introduced by Obama, the Federal Pell Grants are being increased for low income students. That means the maximum grant allowed now is $5100 instead of $4050. There is even talk of raising it more. If you are a single mother then is one of the very best grants that you can get.

You can apply for this grant by choosing a college or university that you wish to attend. Make sure they are running your chosen program or course first.

You then fill out a deferral FAFSA form and have it submitted.

Tax Benefits for Studying Moms

Also keep in mind that the The American Opportunity Tax Credit program states that your first $4000 of higher education is free.

Grants for Online Study

You can certainly apply for Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship program if you are choosing to study online instead of on campus. In fact, online study is the most chosen path for moms who want to be at home with their children whilst being able to study at the same time.

You can also search out other suitable scholarships and grants for you. Some are particularly suited to moms and single moms and can offer even more money than the Federal Pell Grant.…

Appointing a Process Agent in Cross-Border Transactions

In today’s global economy, transactional attorneys and paralegals are seeing an increase in the number of multi-jurisdictional, cross-border transactions and in the resulting number of detailed requirements for closing. One of the requirements that is often overlooked until the last minute is the appointment of a process agent. Understanding the role and what is involved in appointing such an agent will help ensure that this important item on the closing checklist does not cause costly delays in international transactions.

Cross-Border Agreements and Closing Requirements

Cross-border agreements serve as the basis for international transactions involving parties from different jurisdictions. Forms of international agreements vary greatly from country to country, but a typical provision included in many international agreements is the appointment of an agent for service of process — commonly known as a “process agent”. The designation of this agent may be included in the section of the agreement entitled “Consent to Jurisdiction”, “Governing Law” or some variation of those titles.

In addition to completing all the pre-closing issues, careful attention needs to be paid to the formal, but necessary, details required for completion of the transaction. These include, but are not limited to:

  • execution of agreements and supporting documents across time zones
  • obtaining required signatures
  • correctly following multi-location closing procedures
  • coordinating wire transfers through international banks
  • ensuring that the process agent appointed for all required parties delivers its acceptance to serve for the term of the agreement

While coordinating the appointment of the process agent is only one of many closing requirements, its importance requires advance planning and an understanding of the choice of law and venue (sometimes referred to the jurisdiction or court) that the parties agree will govern the transaction.

Types of Transactions that Require a Process Agent

Process agents are typically appointed as part of cross-border financial transactions involving commercial banks, sovereign states, multilateral lending agencies, export credit agencies and corporate entities.

This type of appointment is often required in global transactions, including credit financing, aviation leasing/financing, debt/equity capital market offerings, Rule 144A, Regulation S offerings and private placements. Types of agreements that include the appointment of an agent for service of process include Loan and Credit Agreements, ISDA Master Agreements, import/export financing agreements, Indentures, Stock Purchase Agreements, Intercreditor Agreements and others. In addition, a U.S. process agent is required to be named in certain SEC filings; for example, certain foreign registration statements such as SEC Forms F-1 to F-6 series and SEC Form F-X, which is filed concurrently with several SEC filings, including Form CB in connection with a tender offer, rights offering or business combination.

Choice of Law for International Agreements: New York and the United Kingdom (U.K.)

Parties to an agreement negotiate a choice of law clause that specifies that any dispute arising under the agreement shall be determined in accordance with the law of a particular jurisdiction. While the choice of law can vary depending on the country of origin of the parties to the transaction, New York and the U.K. are commonly …

What Are the Social Contradictions?

The social/economic contradictions are different from all others in nature that they apply to humans, and so they describe qualities specific to social /interest groups/social classes, and the resolution would be inside human social structures. For any unknown social/economic contradiction the spontaneous antagonistic resolution would be with loss of value and resources.

If the contradictions are known, the resolution may be accomplished before the reaching the antagonistic stages. So it can be stated that the efficient leaders of society should know and resolve the contradictions as they get available solutions, avoiding antagonistic stages or social conflicts.

The study of contradictions in Socialism or in any society has importance beyond the theoretical aspect. The very practical/pragmatic aspect would be the optimization of social relations between classes/group of interest and the correct allocation of resources into society as a whole.

The media manipulation is what the governments do at time to postpone the antagonistic stage until the underlining facts help for a peaceful resolution.

The antagonist stage of contradictions

“In each thing there is contradiction between its new and its old aspects, and this gives rise to a series of struggles with many twists and turns. As a result of these struggles, the new aspect changes from being minor to being major and rises to predominance, while the old aspect changes from being major to being minor and gradually dies out. And the moment the new aspect gains dominance over the old, the old thing changes qualitatively into a new thing. It can thus be seen that the nature of a thing is mainly determined by the principal aspect of the contradiction, the aspect which has gained predominance. When the principal aspect which has gained predominance changes, the nature of a thing changes accordingly.”(Mao)

In December 1989 the contradiction between Ceausescu’ rhetoric and Romanian population starvation become antagonistic and it was solved by popular uprising.…

Why Socialism Is Unethical

Most people don’t understand why socialism is bad. You may think that’s crazy, because perhaps you know the difference, but the reality is that socialism sounds pretty good when you’re in college, and you get good grades for merely mimicking and repeating what the professors telling you. I find it rather unfortunate that our colleges and universities are subsidized by tax dollars, and yet they are being used for indoctrination and brainwashing into the belief that socialism is better than capitalism. It’s not. And let me explain why.

With capitalism if you want more, you have to work for it, and when you work for it you provide labor, or goods and services to the marketplace so someone else can get what they want. With socialism, you demand that you get something, something you didn’t work for, and you demand that someone else pays for it. Really, that is stealing, but it doesn’t seem like it’s stealing because the government is taxing another group of people and taking that money, spending a little bit (theory, in reality they spend a lot) in administration, and giving you the difference.

Because you are one level removed from the situation, it doesn’t feel like stealing, but it actually is. Let me put it this way if we raise the taxes on the people next door you by $699 per year, and the government gave you a $699 iPad which the people next door didn’t get, then in a way they’d be paying for your iPad because the government stole the money from them to give you something. Do you see that?

Socialism is also unethical because it goes against what we consider to be human rights, and also what we consider to be our rights as Americans, namely; freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If the government controls every aspect of your life as if you were a teenager, just as your parents perhaps tried to do, then you can understand why people call the rise of socialism; a nanny state. Governments like socialism because it’s easier to control the people.

But there are two other items I’d like you to consider when it comes to socialism, as it;

Destroys the Individual for the Whole
Curbs Innovation Except Where the Organism Takes It

Why don’t you think about those two items, and consider what I’ve said previously in this article, and I think it will be readily apparent how true it really is that socialism is unethical. If you don’t believe it, look around at what’s happening, and consider where we are going with all this. Not only is it un-American, it’s not right for our future, and the United States of America need not become another Greek tragedy. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.…

The Shocking State of American Politics

Throughout my life, and possibly the same for most Australians, there have been only a couple of Presidents of the USA that have had low range respect from this country. The current one, however, is without any form of regard as most are laughing at the antics and the shocking state of American politics. This is obviously also the case in other nations. The big question is when and how will things change?

While it’s probably not ethical for an outsider to speak of it perhaps it is time someone said something. The issue is serious enough to be of global concern and one that flies in the face of security for the free world. Does this sound over the top? Then think about it in the light of the lies that are constant from his mouth and that is causing a great deal of confusion for his staff. How can anyone believe him or support his office.

He has become an object of comedy on at least one local TV show that is watched by a large audience. Plus he is the subject of ridicule by almost all who speak of him.

While politics is renowned as a ‘dirty’ business by most Australians (because of the underhanded deals and methods of persuasion used) no one has ever been laughed out of office. It comes as no shock, therefore, to hear an American journalist describe Trump as a ‘dead duck’ president because he has not been able to get a single thing done in six months.

Well, to clarify that he has not done anything he said he would do. He has sacked a few people, rubbed some leaders the wrong way, verbally abused Muslims and anyone he has a grudge against, and been snubbed at the G20 meeting held recently in Germany.

Australians love giving people a fair go and letting them get on with things. We like people who give others a fair go and that is not what is happening from this administration. While the politics in the USA has taken a dive there are some bright spots. The one where Senator McCain voted against dumping Obama Care has to be one of them. The appointment of the Grand Jury to look into Trump’s affairs is another. Lets hope they straight things out.…

Philippine Independence Day – Facts You Should Know About the Philippine Independence Day

It was yesterday when it brought to my attention about Philippine Independence Day. I was curious about where it started and who was behind this historical event. Here is what I found…  

The most momentous achievement of Aguinaldo’s Dictatorial Government was the proclamation of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite, on June 12, 1898.  

Apolinario Mabini’s opposition  

General Emilio Aguinaldo thought that it was necessary to declare the independence of the Philippines with a government in operation. Aguinaldo believed that doing this would inspire the people to fight more eagerly against the Spaniards and he also thought that it will lead the foreign countries to recognize the independence of the country. Apolinario Mabini, who was Aguinaldo’s unofficial adviser at that time, objected. He based his opposition on the fact that it was more imperative to reorganize the government to convince the foreign powers of the competence and stability of the new government than to proclaim Philippine independence at such an early stage. Aguinaldo, on the other hand, stood his ground and won.  

Presidential Proclamation No. 28  

The United States recognized Philippines independence on July 4, 1946. But President Diosdado Macapagal, the Grandfather of the current president of the Philippines, signed the Presidential Proclamation No. 28, changing the official celebration to June 12, 1898. That was the day that Emilio Aguinaldo declared the Philippine’s independence from Spain.  

June 12, 1898: The Proclamation of Philippine Independence  

Independence was proclaimed on June 12, 1898 in Cavite at the ancestral home of General Emilio Aguinaldo. The event saw the unfolding of the National Flag of the Philippines and the performance of the Marcha Filipina Magdalo (Lupang Hinirang), as the Nation’s National Anthem. The Act of the Declaration of Independence was written by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, who also read it. The Philippine Declaration was signed by ninety-eight persons, one of them was an American army officer, L.M. Johnson, Colonel of Artillery, who witnessed the proclamation.  

The Philippine flag was made in Hong Kong by Mrs. Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina Herboza. The Philippine National Anthem was composed by Julian Felipe and played by the San Francisco de Malabon Marching band.   This year is the 111th Philippine Independence Day celebration. It is being celebrated with traditional flag raising ceremony and occasional programs with lots of Philippine flags that can be seen everywhere from home to schools, government and private establishments and also in public places and transportation.

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Benefits of Social Studies

There are many benefits of social studies, which teachers should make clear when writing lesson plans. However, with educators specializing in very particular fields of education, it has caused many issues in the education system. Social studies is one field where some teachers lack the adequate knowledge to teach students. Social has many different areas of focuses including the following:

· Anthropology

· Archeology

· Geography

· History

· Economics

· Civics

· Political science

· Culture

· Sociology

These various areas all focus on how human behaviors work and how individuals interact with the world we live in along with the cultures that make up society. Understanding history allows our society to continue growing and build upon the information and education that is already out there.

Students that are not learning social will have difficulties when trying to find jobs and interacting with the culture they live in. Anthropology is one area that needs to be discussed as it shows information pertaining to the evolution of human life. This important field shows how the globe has been populated along with studying of the human body. It can be credited to aiding in modern forensics thanks to the study of human bones and the human body to understand cultural and racial differences.

Social studies is also based on the education of economics, law, and political science. This teaches children how wealth is distributed in the world along with global issues, which is among the benefits of social studies. The recent recession is living proof that our society needs to understand how our spending habits impact the country and the entire world. Students need to learn about inflation, recession, unemployment, investments, and taxation in order to become contributing members of society. Law is another very important subject matter that our children must understand. It is needed to know the laws of your country in order to live by them. How does law enforcement work? How do I impact the city I live in? These are just some of the questions that will be answered when a student is able to spend time learning social studies.

How about understanding how life forms on our planet? This is another type of social studies called geography. Understanding geography helps to understand weather patterns, earthquakes, and many other things that can impact our lives in an instant. This is just one of the benefits of social studies.

There are many other areas of social studies and each of them has their own benefits. For instance, psychology, which is important to learn about to see how the human mind works. Students need to see how their brain works, especially as they are growing and dealing with things that can impact the chemicals and things in their bodies, which has a direct impact on their brain. Communication is another area that needs to be taught as it helps students learn how to communicate and to understand the language they speak.

With today’s global society, there are many …

Applying the Broken Windows Theory to Code Enforcement in Urban Communities

The 2008 to 2012 global recession resulted in a landscape of abandoned homes in many neighborhoods across the United States due to the crisis that severely impacted the real estate and financial markets. Although very few communities were spared the negative effect of scattered vacant and unmaintained homes, this large spread dilemma impacted many urban areas more significantly as residential property values and socio-economic conditions were already compressed by limited personal household and public resources. But this rise in properties that once were homes to families known and seen to neighbors that now had become edifices of visual neglect, unsafe locations, and prime targets for eventual squatting, created an environment for widespread concern and reaction from all levels of government. At the local government level, one by one, each jurisdiction began adopting new policies and implementing programs in an effort to curtail the problems associated with extended periods of property maintenance neglect caused by the abandonment by owners, and seemingly lackadaisical response by the financial institutions that became responsible for those assets.

Control in a Changing Neighborhood Environment

Code Enforcement agencies immediately responded to the distress calls and complaints from neighbors and community leaders that had become desperate to try to eradicate the problems associated with the conditions of these abandoned homes, but quickly became overwhelmed both by demand for services and funding necessary to provide adequate property maintenance and nuisance abatement. Vacant property registration programs quickly found their way into local legislation that shared common requirements for mortgagees or ‘banks’ to step in after a property was abandoned by their owners and take responsibilities to provide proper responsible party information, local property management, routine maintenance and security. These registration programs, due to the requirements imposed on the banks, actually provided a sense of structure and control that was needed in order for the banks to properly respond and for communities to feel a sense of control. While these programs were highly effective, the slow turnover rate of these properties to new owners, still left neighborhoods with homes that are visibly unoccupied, not well-maintained, and subject to continuous vandalism and trespass.

The economic decline also hit property owners of homes and rentals who walked away from properties where there were no mortgages leaving no interested parties to immediately step in and take responsibility for maintenance adding another level of concern for areas that were already economically depressed and dealing with higher incidents of criminal activity. In a response to citizens to create safer communities and increase livability, one of the theoretical tools used in the practice of law enforcement, the broken windows theory, is making its way into the thinking of how to attain environments free from visual signs of neglect and public nuisances through its application to code enforcement efforts.

The Broken Windows Theory

The broken windows theory is based on the premise that unimpeded disorder in urban communities leads to additional crime and anti-social behavior. This criminological theory was introduced in 1982 by two social scientists, James Q. …

How Washington DC was Chosen as Capital of the United States

The War of Independence had left the fledgling America free, but in turmoil. There was as yet no President and the country was a loose conglomeration of more or less independent states. Many soldiers who had fought in the war had yet to be paid for it and there was no official center of government to pay them. Philadelphia’s Old City Hall was the only place the where the leaders of the revolution routinely met and in 1783 they decided it was time to designate a new national capital.

While most people agreed on the need for a national capital nobody could agree on just where it should be. People who lived in the northern states favored either New York City, Philadelphia or Germantown which is now part of Philadelphia. People who lived in the southern states were unsure about a central government, especially one with a capital city located in the north. For a time Germantown was actually designated as the new national capital but when no action was taken the debate lingered on for years. When George Washington was elected President of the United States in 1789 he was president of a country that had yet to agree on the location of its capitol city

The entire issue was further complicated when Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton proposed that all the state debts incurred while fighting the War for Independence should be assumed by the federal government. To the people of the northern states this sounded like a great idea since their sates owed quite a bit more than the southern states. But the people of the southern states felt this might give the federal government too much power and there was even talk among some southern states about secession from the union. A vote was taken in the Continental Congress and the proposal lost by a margin of just two votes and it was a bitter defeat that left everybody unsatisfied and searching for answers.

Determined to see things through Hamilton sought out James Madison and Thomas Jefferson and asked to talk to them about the problems their country was facing. Jefferson graciously invited Hamilton and Madison to dinner at his home and the men sat down to see if they could solve their differences on the issues of their day. At this meeting Hamilton suggested that the nations capital stay in Philadelphia for the next ten years and then be moved to a site on the Potomac River near Georgetown as this would be more acceptable to the southern states. In exchange for this he asked Jefferson and Madison to convince two friends to reverse their votes on his proposal. Jefferson and Madison agreed to this and even President Washington was pleased with the plan to place the nations capital on the Potomac River.

And so it was that on July 16, 1790 an act of Congress was passed that established the location of Americas capital city at a place first known to the Native …