Saturday, January 28, 2012
Five days after President Obama delivered the 2012 State of the Union Address to Congress and the nation, a hearing to determine whether President Barack Obama is eligible to be on the primary ballot in Georgia took place on Thursday, with the defendants, Obama and his legal team, notably absent. Georgia Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi subpoenaed the president last week after refusing to hear his legal team's challenge to the case, but neither Obama nor his lawyers ever planned on showing up. The Judge pulled the lawyers for the three cases into chambers before it all began and advised them that he would be issuing a default judgment in our favor, since the Defense council failed to show, and wanted to end it there. We argued that all the evidence needed to be entered in to record so the Judge allowed for a speedy hearing where all evidence was entered into the court record. What that means is this... Any appeal, if one is even possible, would be based on the evidence provided by the lawyers in each case. Obama's lawyer may be disbarred or jailed for contempt of court.
In his high school yearbook coke dealer Hussein Obama Soetoro was listed in the official Dope Smokers Club, now in charge of life sentences for pot smokers, SWAT raids on medical marijuana clinics, raising heroin production 10,000% in Afghanistan and giving 20,000 guns to the Mexican Mafiya to chop heads off cops and politicians
"Shit's gettin way too complicated for me. There are white folks, and then there are ignorant mutherfuckers like you! You can put lipstick on a pig. Sorry ass mutherfucker's got nuttin on me. I inhaled frequently - that was the point. Pot helped, and booze. A little blow when you could afford it. Junkie, pothead, that where I was headed."
-Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro, Dreams From My Father MP3
Friday, January 20, 2012
Dragonater invited to appear on Travel Channel
RE: Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort owner in head-on crash on the Dragon
I got this email today:
Footage wanted for show on Travel Channel
I am a Casting Assistant for Powderhouse Productions, and I'm currently working on a new show for the Travel Channel called America's Wildest Roads. We recently completed filming a segment on The Dragons Tail/Deal's Gap, and are looking for some amateur videos showcasing how dangerous this road can be. I came across your youtube channel, and am very interested in your video titled "Deals Gap Resort Owner In Head On Crash On Dragon"
If you own the rights to this video, and are interested, we'd love for you to submit it to be considered for the program. It can be done entirely online and only takes a few minutes.
Should you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask!
The show was broadcast on Dec 11.
Watch the TV show here: Can You Brave The Dragon Tail?
I guess I should read my email more often than every 2 months?
And on Discovery Channel this week, with 100,000 YT views in 1 day...
Discovery Channel’s ‘Hell Roads’ to include ‘The Dragon’
Maryville Daily Times
The 11.1-mile stretch of U.S. 129 from Tabcat Bridge to the North Carolina state line known as "The Dragon" will be one of eight “Hell Roads” featured at 9 Wednesday night on The Discovery Channel.
Davis Reidpath, a videographer with V2 Films in New York, contacted The Daily Times in December seeking assistance with the project and eventually asked for permission to use editorial content from a series of stories published Oct. 16-19 entitled “Taming the Dragon.”
According to The Discovery Channel’s television guide, the one-hour program will be broadcast Wednesday at 9 and 11 p.m.; 10 p.m., Jan. 28; 12 a.m., Jan. 29; and 1 p.m., Feb. 4.
Discovery Channel - TV Listings - Hell Roads
Feb 04, 8:00 pm
Remind Me Hell Roads
TV-14 (LV), CC
From around the globe lie eight notorious Hell Roads, each distinct in their own danger and history of carnage. Meet the people who risk their lives braving avalanches, rockslides, 10,000ft drops and even gunfire as they drive these terrifying highways.
Feb 05, 1:00 am
Remind Me Hell Roads
TV-14 (LV), CC
From around the globe lie eight notorious Hell Roads, each distinct in their own danger and history of carnage. Meet the people who risk their lives braving avalanches, rockslides, 10,000ft drops and even gunfire as they drive these terrifying highways.
I wonder if Blount County Govt's new billion-dollar "Tourism Dept" is responsible for this plethoria of TV shows on the Dragon?
I wonder if this speed demon appeared in Hell Roads?
"I’ll burn your house down, set your dog on fire and there won’t be a member of your family left, do you understand me? I won’t hire it done, I will do it myself! Do you understand me?”
-Blount County Dragon sheriff James Berrong firing his secretary in the Blount County Justice Center, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Nuchols v. Berrong, No. 04-5645, July 11, 2005
Monday, January 16, 2012
Some people will do anything to be on TV
John Hopkins gives a finger
I don't know why people keep harping on that old fool Chuck Norris when we have motorcycle racers around. Suzuki rider John Hopkins opted to have one of his fingers amputated rather than risk not being able to race when the 2012 Superbike season starts at Philip Island.
Trouble for Hopper started last summer when he was called up by Suzuki to fill a wildcard shot in MotoGP for the Czech Grand Prix. What looked to be a simple fall in practice turned into a calvary of six operations with, apparently, the prospect for more.
Hopkins was remarkably upbeat as he posted a picture of his hand on twitter...
Red Light Cameras Ticketing Drivers Who Stop at Lights
Cities increasingly using red light cameras to ticket drivers who come to a full stop.
Cities around the country have begun dropping the use of red light cameras,which were once touted as the best way to stop drivers from "blowing through" red lights. Disappointed municipal officials invariably point to the systems' failure to generate the promised amount of revenue as the reason for the change. To keep from losing more clients, the red light camera industry's latest move has been to ticket drivers who stop at red lights to boost the number of potential violations.
Several years ago the industry significantly increased its yield by transitioning away from ticketing vehicles for running red lights. Instead, camera focused on right-hand turn lanes so they could mail citations to the owners of vehicles that make slow, rolling right turns on red. In some jurisdictions, right-turn tickets account for 90 percent of all tickets issued -- even though national and local data suggest the maneuver is not dangerous. In some cases, however, right-turn tickets failed to be profitable when the public refused to pay citations -- as happened in Los Angeles, California -- or because of legislative restrictions on right-turn citations -- as happened in Florida.
Last April, the city of Denver became the first jurisdiction in Colorado to allow a private company, Affiliated Computer Services, to issue red light camera tickets to stationary vehicles. Issuing tickets to stopped drivers only required a simple software change, but it boosted the city's profit fourfold.
Newark, California is one of the cities where ninety percent of the $480 tickets issued by Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia go to the owners of vehicles photographed turning right on red. Through December 2011, the change has contributed significantly to the grand total of 41,575 tickets Redflex has been issued, worth $19,956,000.
One of those ticket recipients, who asked not to be identified, drove his Toyota Prius on August 27 at the intersection of Newark Boulevard and Jarvis Avenue. He pulled up to the intersection at a speed of 16 MPH with his turn signal activated. He came to a full stop and waited for several seconds for traffic to clear before proceeding. His front tire crossed the first line of the crosswalk, which Newark and Redflex contend is a serious violation of the law. At 9:42pm, there were no pedestrians visible anywhere near the intersection. Though the Prius driver was outraged at receiving the ticket, he decided to plead guilty before a judge known for reducing turning tickets to $110 rather than risk losing the full $480.
"It is extremely easy to beat this type of ticket in court. Your easiest defense is to simply throw the ticket away. If it does not come with a return receipt that requires a signature, there is no proof that you actually got the ticket."
-Norman G. Fernandez, attorney, BikerLawBlog.com, free ebook How to Beat a Speeding Ticket - Photo RADAR
Only the DUMB pay Photo Radar Tickets
"Your photo radar defense: Ignoring The Letter. When you receive a general post letter advising you of your photo radar citation, you have the option of just ignoring it. All states have guidelines on how the citation must be served. In effect, your payment or appearance at the courthouse is your acceptance of service. By not responding to the letter, you are refusing acceptance of service. In addition, none of the departments are making personal service to anyone that lists a PO Box as their mailing address on their vehicle registrations."
-Lt "Radar" Roy Reyer, Maricopa County Sheriff Office, Phoenix, Arizona, RadarBusters.com, Your Photo Radar Defense
75% of AZ Drivers Refuse to Pay Photo Traffic Tickets
85% of TX Drivers Refuse to Pay Photo Traffic Tickets
"Starting tomorrow, photo-enforcement-violation notices must finally state the truth about what's going on -- namely, that you don't need to respond or identify the driver in the picture. Cities and, for a while, the state of Arizona, have for years employed something of a ruse to help get speeders and red-light runners caught by the machines to pay up. They sent an initial notice of violation that has no legal teeth, yet contained a passive threat that blowing off the notice might not be in the motorists' best interest. A few years ago, we caught the city of Scottsdale lying blatantly in its notices, which it falsely called a "summons." The notice stated that those who didn't respond would be subject to fines, fees and driver's license suspension. An Arizona Department of Public Safety notice of violation that we published two years ago shows the more-typical trick. Appearing below DPS insignia, the notice states simply that the motorist should fill out the form and sent it back by the "respond-by date." While the DPS freeway cameras were online, (that program ended last summer), thousands of people likely responded like sheep to those notices -- even though they didn't have to. As numerous articles in New Times and elsewhere have pointed out, ignoring those notices only meant the possibility of a ticket being served at the offender's home by a process server. True, having a server come out meant an additional $25 added to the fine. But if the server never comes, or the motorist doesn't appear to be home when the server comes -- always a distinct possibility -- then the photo enforcement ticket becomes invalid. Now, thanks to a bill that Governor Jan Brewer signed, notices of violation must confess that: (a) the notice is not a court issued document; (b) the recipient is under no obligation to identify the person or respond to the notice; and (c) failure to respond to the notice may result in official service that may result in an additionally levied fee. The new law also mandates that $13 of every ticket goes to the "GITEM" task force, which has a mission of "strict enforcement" of immigration and gang laws."
-Phoenix News Times, Arizona Photo-Enforcement Notices Must Now State the Truth: Motorists Have No Duty to Respond or Identify Driver, Jul. 19 2011
Knoxville Code, Section 8-1, Issuance of process.
The city judge shall issue process on the complaint of any person when it appears to the city judge that any provision of this Code or other ordinance of the city has been violated. He shall try no case until process has been regularly sued out, served and returned.
TN Rules of Civil Procedure
RULE 4. PROCESS
Rule 4.01: Summons; Issuance; By Whom Served; Sanction for Delay.
(1) Upon the filing of the complaint the clerk of the court wherein the complaint is filed shall forthwith issue the required summons and cause it, with necessary copies of the complaint and summons, to be delivered for service to any person authorized to serve process. This person shall serve the summons, and the return endorsed thereon shall be proof of the time and manner of service. A summons may be issued for service in any county against any defendant, and separate or additional summonses may be issued against any defendant upon request of plaintiff. Nothing in this rule shall affect existing laws with respect to venue.
(2) A summons and complaint may be served by any person who is not a party and is not less than 18 years of age. The process server must be identified by name and address on the return.
(3) If a plaintiff or counsel for plaintiff (including third-party plaintiffs) intentionally causes delay of prompt issuance of a summons or prompt service of a summons, filing of the complaint (or third-party complaint) is ineffective.
[Amended by order filed December 10, 2003; effective July 1, 2004.]
Rule 4.03: Summons; Return.
(1) The person serving the summons shall promptly make proof of service to the court and shall identify the person served and shall describe the manner of service. If a summons is not served within 90 days after its issuance, it shall be returned stating the reasons for failure to serve. The plaintiff may obtain new summonses from time to time, as provided in Rule 3, if any prior summons has been returned unserved or if any prior summons has not been served within 90 days of issuance.
(2) When process is served by mail, the original summons, endorsed as below; an affidavit of the person making service setting forth the person's compliance with the requirements of this rule; and, the return receipt shall be sent to and filed by the clerk. The person making service shall endorse over his or her signature on the original summons the date of mailing a certified copy of the summons and a copy of the complaint to the defendant and the date of receipt of return receipt from the defendant. If the return receipt is signed by the defendant, or by person designated by Rule 4.04 or by statute, service on the defendant shall be complete. If not, service by mail may be attempted again or other methods authorized by these rules or by statute may be used.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Current TN Code allows life in prison for every motorist in Tennessee. Exceeding the speed limit by 1 mph, or perping any other traffic crime, is punished by 30 days in jail, per single offense. Every motorist can be convicted under the Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender law in TN Code, requirign a life sentence in state prison. Driving after consuming 1 alcohol beverage, or not driving and not consuming any alcohol, while being involved in a fatal accident, is punished by death penalty under TN Code.
NMA Tennessee Alert: Support Right-Turn-On-Red Bill
National Motorists Association
Dear Tennessee Member,
The NMA urges Tennessee members to support legislation that would allow right-turns-on-red at all intersections without coming to a full stop. Introduced by Rep. Ryan A. Haynes, House Bill 64 also has the support of Sen. Stacey Campfield.
The bill comes on the heels of legislation passed last year (Public Act 425) that essentially banned camera tickets for right-turn-on-red violations. Camera companies ATS and Reflex reacted quickly with lawsuits claiming the law infringes on their contracts with various Tennessee municipalities.
Camera vendors rely on right-turn-on red citations for the bulk of their revenues. HB 64 would make it more difficult to bring back right-on-red citations, further eroding company profits.
Studies have shown that right-turns-on-red have very little impact on driver safety, in contrast to red-light cameras, which invariably put revenue generation ahead of public safety. (Learn more about the problems with red-light cameras.)
Contact your House and Senate members and tell them to stand up for motorists’ rights in Tennessee by supporting HB 64.
National Motorists Association
HOUSE BILL 64
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 55, Chapter 8, relative to right turns on red signals.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-8-110(a)(3)(A), is amended by
deleting the language:
"A right turn on a red signal shall be permitted at all intersections within the state; provided, that the prospective turning car shall come to a full and complete stop before turning and that the turning car shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and cross traffic traveling in accordance with their traffic signal; provided, further, such turn will not endanger other traffic lawfully using the intersection."
and by substituting instead the following language:
"A right turn on a red signal shall be permitted at all intersections within the state; provided, that the prospective turning car shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and cross traffic traveling in accordance with their traffic signal; provided, further, the turn will not endanger other traffic lawfully using the intersection."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011, the public welfare requiring it.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
"Dumb cops, dumb cops, whatcha gonna do, whatcha going to do with a low IQ?" (theme song from COPS TV)
-Jay Leno (comedic Italian-American, motorhead collector, biker gangster, and rider of a 266MPH street-legal jet-engined All-American sportbike), NBC TV, Tonight Show
Gansta Govt is terrified of its employees who figure out 99% of what govt does is illegal. In USA today, 100% of police are criminal gangbangers, according to all cops, all prosecutors, all judges. That's THE LAW.
And ever driver faces a life sentence in prison for every year of driving safely and normaly. That's THE LAW.
Cops cover cop cars in cop poo
Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.
“This kind of puts an official face on discrimination in America against people of a certain class,” Jordan said today from his Waterford home. “I maintain you have no more control over your basic intelligence than your eye color or your gender or anything else.”
He said he does not plan to take any further legal action.
Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took the exam in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125. But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.
Most Cops Just Above Normal The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.
Jordan alleged his rejection from the police force was discrimination. He sued the city, saying his civil rights were violated because he was denied equal protection under the law.
But the U.S. District Court found that New London had “shown a rational basis for the policy.” In a ruling dated Aug. 23, the 2nd Circuit agreed. The court said the policy might be unwise but was a rational way to reduce job turnover.
Jordan has worked as a prison guard since he took the test.
And cops wonder why the "upper crust" of society has so little respect for them. At an average IQ of 104, basically half of the public is more intelligent that the cops they have to deal with.
and why is this a surprise? in all countries 99% of the cops failed to be good criminals so they ended up doing police work. idiots never qualify as great criminal masterminds...it doesn't have to do with 'being bored'...the intelligent ones will question stupid orders...and that is not acceptable even in corporations...
intelligence knows how to deal with potential boredom.
Perhaps they are more inclined to put 7 bullets in the chest of an elderly person protecting their property?
Shoot first...ask questions later.
That isn't a bright idea.
And they tell us that ignorance is no excuse.
So basicly cops are sociopaths with a lience to kill with the average inteligence of a bus driver.
Cop: Do you have any idea why I pulled you over today sir?
Me: Um, because you were a straight C- student in school?
Cop: OK asshole,step out of the car.
and they have to love donuts and have mustaches.
Unions Rush to Defend Arrested Drunk Cop Driving 143 Mph. 2d 1h
Now cops can enter homes to shut off natural gas valves!! 12/30/11
See Something Say Something results in Mall Cops reporting a guy to DHS for looking at the funny paper
'I’m a cop, I can do whatever I want' - Pulls Out Gun and Executes Man
Pussy Cop Shoots and Kills Family's Jack Russel Terrier While Trespassing
Cop abuses citizens right to travel.
CHICAGO Cops Warn Restaurants About Orders Called In From Cell Phones
The Old Lady Next Door Was Escorted By The Cops To A Homeless Shelter
Ideas & Trends; Help Wanted Invoking the Not-Too-High-IQ Test
WANTED: a few not-so-bright cops.
That is the official hiring policy in this former whaling village, where Police Department officials refused to grant Robert J. Jordan a job interview because they considered him to be too smart, then waged a three-year court fight to protect their right to favor mediocre applicants.
The City of New London contends that applicants who score too high on a pre-employment test are likely to become bored in patrol jobs, and leave the force soon after the city has paid to train them. Similar cutoffs, it turns out, are frequently used by employers when they are looking for workers who must follow rigid procedures, including bank tellers, customer service representatives and security guards.
In 1996 Mr. Jordan scored 33 out of 50 on the exam, which is used by 40,000 employers across the country, including National Football League teams for potential draft choices. That was 6 points too high to qualify for an interview with the New London police.
When Mr. Jordan heard about other people being hired even though he hadn't been called, he went to the Police Department to protest that he felt sure he must have passed. He says he was curtly informed that he did not ''fit the profile,'' which litigation revealed was a score of 20 to 27.
''Bob Jordan is exactly the type of guy we would want to screen out,'' said William C. Gavitt, the deputy police chief, who interviews candidates. ''Police work is kind of mundane. We don't deal in gunfights every night. There's a personality that can take that.''
This month, a Federal judge in New Haven has ruled that the practice was constitutional since the city treats all smart would-be officers the same, and thus did not discriminate against Mr. Jordan. ''Plaintiff may have been disqualified unwisely but he was not denied equal protection,'' Judge Peter C. Dorsey of the United States District Court wrote.
Mr. Jordan, 48, is a life-insurance salesman who had dreamed of a second career protecting and serving, with an eye on the pension. He said he was astounded that he could be shut out on the basis of brain power, but not gender, sexual orientation or race.
''Being reasonably intelligent does not make you part of a protected class,'' he said, chuckling at his new command of legalese. For a certified wise man, Mr. Jordan is remarkably modest about his academic achievements, volunteering that it took him 26 years to get a bachelor's degree in literature from Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Conn. ''I'm eminently trainable,'' he said. ''I'm not up there with Mozart.''
At first the decision was greeted as a great punch line in New London, a city of 27,000. But as the news sunk in, many people said the rule was insulting to their police force, and nonsensical at a time when law-enforcement officers must deal with complicated social problems.
''Your average dunderhead is not the person you want to try to solve a fight between a man and his wife at 2 A.M.,'' said Nick Checker, 35, a local playwright. ''I'd rather have them hire the right man or woman for the job and keep replacing them than have the same moron for 20 years.'' Millie McLaughlin, 82, the lunch lady at Harbor Elementary School, worries that pupils will think that ''if they study too hard, they won't get a job.''
And Gilbert G. Gallegos, the national president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said that besides reinforcing keystone Kop stereotypes, the city's stance was self-defeating. ''The better the caliber of the police officer, the fewer problems you have in the community.''
Mr. Jordan had run afoul of turnover rates, which have been the subject of decades of study by management theorists. The publisher of the test, Wonderlic Inc. of Libertyville, Ill., has a section in its ''User's Manual'' warning clients about the cost of replacing workers who quit because they become dissatisfied with repetitive work. ''Simply hiring the highest scoring employee can be self-defeating,'' the manual says.
Wonderlic's president, Charles F. Wonderlic Jr., said variations of the 12-minute test used in New London have been given to 125 million people since his grandfather founded the company in 1937. Mr. Wonderlic said hundreds of employers have used his suggested maximum scores to exclude overly qualified applicants for positions where creativity could be a detriment. ''You can't decide not to read someone their Miranda rights because you felt it would be more efficient, or you thought they knew them already,'' Mr. Wonderlic said.
On the other hand, an expert witness for Mr. Jordan was paid $350 an hour for his conclusion that patrol work is ''cognitively complex and intellectually demanding.'' The expert, Frank J. Landy, a psychologist in Walnut Creek, Calif., pointed to the demands of such modern practices as community-oriented policing as an indication of ''the range and challenge of tasks performed by a typical patrol officer.''
MR. Jordan said he would appeal the ruling if his lawyers are willing to continue the case now that he has used up his savings. In the meantime, he is supplementing his insurance business by working for $26,000 a year -- $15,000 less than he would make as a New London patrolman -- as a state prison guard. ''In those dormitories, there's 110 inmates and one of you,'' he said. ''Your mouth better be connected to your brain.''
While those with badges and guns are called New York's finest, they will continue to be New London's fair to middling: New London officials say they plan to keep using the test to fend off smarty-pants.
Interview with ROBERT JORDAN
September 12, 2000
CNN Legal Analyst Greta Van Susteren interviewed Robert Jordan on September 12, 2000. The following is an edited transcript of the interview.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: Hello and welcome to Greta@Law. Robert Jordan is a smart man -- A little too smart for the New London, Connecticut, police department. His application to join the city's finest was rejected because he scored too high on the entrance exam. He sued the city for discrimination, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit sided with the New London police department, saying its hiring policy may not be smart, but it is a rational way to reduce job turnover. Bob Jordan, thank you for joining me today.
ROBERT JORDAN: Thank you for having me, Greta.
GVS: Bob, are you too smart to be a cop?
RJ: Absolutely not. I would worry about being smart enough. I don't think you can be too smart in an occupation like a policeman.
GVS: Take me back, Bob. What happened to you? You took an exam and what was the score?
RJ: I scored a 33 out of a possible 50. It's just a silly, standardized, off-the-shelf intelligence test, referred to as the Wonderlic Test. I believe you have 12 minutes to get as many answers correct -- unless you want to get the job as a police officer in New London -- as possible and I guess an equivalent score is 125 or merely two standard deviations above the mean for the relevant IQ score.
GVS: Now, Bob, the Wonderlic Test -- is that actually administered by the New London police, or is that one you took separately?
RJ: It was a regional exam, so that if you were interested in working for a number of departments, they all drew from this consortium called the Law Enforcement Council. Rather than everybody give their own test, you take one regional test and departments that are interested can draw from those test takers.
GVS: Now according to what I've read, Bob, the New London police only interview those who score between 20 and 27 and you got a 33, and that the average score nationally is a 21 to 22 with an IQ equivalent of 104 and your IQ is 125. What did you say to the New London police when they said, in essence, Bob, you're too smart?
RJ: Well, actually, the person I talked to was the personnel manager and when I inquired as to why I hadn't had an opportunity to at least return some biographical information to them because I understood that they were interviewing people, that's when he told me that, quote, "Listen, Mr. Jordan, we don't like to hire people with a too high an IQ to be a cop in this town." Of course, I was aghast at the philosophy he was espousing and when I asked him to elaborate on why he had made this determination, he suggested that the role of a police officer in society was a very boring, routine, mundane, unchallenging type of position, and someone with any gray matter between their ears would rapidly become disenchanted and leave that type of work for something more exciting like being a personnel manager for the city of New London. (Editor's Note: The New London, Connecticut Police Department declined to comment on the case.)
GVS: So you went to the federal district court, you lost there, you went to the U.S. Court of Appeals, you lost there, and they said that it was, they found that New London had shown a rational basis for the policy and that there was a rational way to reduce job turnover. You're not going to the U.S. Supreme Court, Bob?
RJ: Unless my attorney was willing to do it pro bono, I'm afraid that this is it for me. I'm financially exhausted over all of this, but I might add that there is absolutely no data whatsoever, Greta, to support this so-called rational policy that the Wonderlic Company espouses. In other words, there are absolutely no empirical studies that have ever been, no scientific evidence, no exit interviews that have ever been conducted to prove that intelligent people leave law enforcement disproportionately. I'm sure as a society at large, we'd be happy to hear that fact.
GVS: You also wrote a letter on April 9, 1997 to the president of the United States, Sen. Christopher Dodd, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, and the governor of Connecticut, John Rowland. Have any of those gentlemen responded to you?
RJ: No, they have not. Apparently, no one is interested in having a constituent named Bob, because I have actually written my own personal congressman twice, and I just cannot get a response from anybody. Nobody seems to care about my plight.
GVS: Why do you want to be a police officer?
RJ: I had done the work both on part time, in a municipality, and on a seasonal basis for the state of Connecticut through the Department of Environmental Protection, Law Enforcement in the Parks, that sort of activity. I enjoyed patrol work. I thought I had a real knack of dealing with people, which isn't surprising because I have been selling life insurance since I was 22-years-old. I developed a lot of people skills over the years, and I thought I might like to do it on a full-time basis. It doesn't seem that unreasonable at age 45 to want to have a career change since the spokesman for the most recent state trooper graduating class this summer was a 53-year-old former attorney from Fairfield County. He was chosen by his classmates to be the speaker because he did such an excellent job, I guess, as a candidate for the state trooper in Connecticut. That class by the way, included more ex-nurses and teachers and other highly educated professionals than any other class. I think that you want to encourage people to go into service helping the public, who are educated and flexible enough to adapt to whatever the demands, and certainly in police work you have changes in society, demographics, policing policies, community policing.
GVS: You know, as I listen to you, Bob, I've got to tell you, when I first read of your plight, I thought there must be something wrong -- certainly someone can't be too smart for a job, certainly someone would not be disqualified for scoring too high on an entrance exam. Have you thought about being clever, and go back and take the exam and throw a couple questions?
RJ: You know, if I had little or no pride in myself, if I could shake off the values that were inculcated into me in grammar school where you take a test to select as many correct answers as possible, not the other way around. If I wanted to be a bureaucrat, I guess I could do that, but I'm not going to that. I fortunately was hired by the Connecticut Department of Correction, and I feel a good deal of loyalty toward them now, because at least they gave me an opportunity to serve in a way I think that society gets a good officer from me. And I get to have a living wage and good benefit package for my family.
GVS: Thank you, Robert Jordan, for joining me. Thanks to our viewers for logging on to Greta@Law. For more legal news and commentary, go to CNN.com/Law. And also visit the Burden of Proof home page at CNN.com/Burden.
The courts have barred all Amerikans from having high I.Q.s, and every day require All Amerikans to consume poisons that lower I.Q. by 30 points.
The 100-million Amerikans who refused to comply with this law were executed and turned into Solent Green cosmetic products for resale.
Any journalist who reports actual facts is fired immediately. Ask Glenn Beck, fired 1 week after reporting Congressman Ron Paul's plan to nationalize the foreign private "Federal" Reserve Bank that counterfeits all so-called "US dollar bills" (Federal Reserve Debt Notes) and steals 100% of national income tax revenue. DOH!!!
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