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Are you ready to go down the rabbit hole? To visit a surreal world, where black is white and white is carrots?

A friend, Metacognician in Shanghai, describes the situation as follows: “Life is more absurd than movies. I've gone down the rabbit hole too, when it just becomes more and more strange and you wonder how that all is supposed to make sense.” I asked him if I should just embrace it. He answered, “Why should you ... change the universe?”

It started with a psychotic named Jim Kiraly who resides, we think, at 6329 Twinberry Circle, Avila Beach, California.

Jim Kiraly is a respected citizen. A churchgoer. A Vice President of Transamerica Corporation. And a violent abuser who tried to use an emergency anti-violence measure, one intended to protect battered women, to stop his victim in a wheelchair from writing a book.

Concise enough? :)

For attorneys: Jim Kiraly filed for CLETS against his son and victim, who lived 200 miles away, did not own a car, and was in a wheelchair. His son and victim was not asked to end communications. Jim had no (zero) specific and relevant allegations that were not perjury. But he turned down repeated offers of no-contact and a signed stipulation that gave him everything but CLETS. He insisted on CLETS if his victim ever once “discussed” him with third parties.

In the end, Jim Kiraly signed an agreement far weaker than the ones he'd been offered.

A review of Court paperwork and other materials will tend to confirm that Jim and other parties, including attorneys on all sides, committed multiple felonies, crimes, and faux pas. :P

The word “abuser” is stated here publicly and without equivocation. A formal offer is hereby made to reaffirm the word in writing and under oath. Attorneys will understand the significance of the point. In short, there is little terror of a threatened defamation suit on this side. Actually, we feel that such a suit will fit nicely up Jim Kiraly's abuser ass.

Jim has one son, Ken Kiraly, who invented the Amazon Kindle and is one of the leads at Amazon's secret Lab126. Another son, Tom Kiraly is one of the leads, a Vice President-CFO type, at medical insurance firms, including one of the largest, Humana Corporation.

These people and some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley legal circles have committed or are involved in multiple crimes.

For the next decade or two, we're going to explore the crimes that these people committed, the motivations and the denial involved, the background and histories that led each person to make the choices that they did, and ways to build upon what happened and move towards positive societal goals.

There's plenty to go over. These people committed or were involved in: Spousal abuse, child abuse, DDOS (a highly prosecutable violation of CFAA), extortion, perjury, conspiracy to commit perjury (a possible felony), false police reports, conspiracy to file false police reports (a possible felony), unlawful threats, barratry, defamation, malpractice, civil harassment, criminal harassment, abuse of process, and violations of SCCBA Professional Standards.

The point was to force Jim's oldest son and victim, me, to sign a gag order. I was in a wheelchair. I'd never made a single inappropriate threat against my abuser. I wasn't even asked to not to call anybody. But Jim threatened to put me in a violence database unless I agreed never to write about him.

I won the right to write, but I lost my home of 25 years, most of my possessions, my chances for retirement, everything. Everything but a realization.

I can make a difference. I can conduct research for legitimate and reasonable purposes, document what happened, and analyze the choices of the people involved:

Maggie told me that she didn't know what she could say to me about what happened. However, we have decades to work it out. It will be productive. I'd like to direct the attention of attorneys and other parties to the:

Legitimate and Reasonable Purposes List

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The point? “The story is already out there, idiots. Keep it up and I'll demonstrate how something known as decentralized distribution works.”


Saturday 2012-12-08 — International call dialing templates

The following international call dialing templates may be useful for some U.S. residents. ###-#### is usually a seven digit individual subscriber or individual business phone number but the number of digits may be different.

011 94 ## ###-#### — Dial somebody in Sri Lanka (country code 94) who has mobile phone service. Replace ## with 71 for Mobitel, 72 for Etisalat, 75 for Airtel, 77 for Dialog, 78 for Hutch. The latter numbers were obtained at this link.

011 358 ##XX ###-#### — Dial somebody in Finland (country code 358). ##XX may be a two to four digit area code or number type designator. For more information, try this link.

For other locations, try the following link (which may or may not still be there):


Wednesday 2012-11-21 — Picking a Bone with the Phone

This story may be useful to AT&T customers who need to do business overseas. Phenek tried to phone me from Finland at 6:00am Pacific Time on 121121. However, he was blocked by a problem with AT&T:

<phenek> let's see if it's going to work. I'm going to first call CTO and then we'll call you... I can't reach you... it complained that my called id is not recognized thus the call won't be forwarded or something like that... then the robot woman asked me to say my name or company name so you could authorize the call, but it didn't work either

O.K. I apparently had a Caller ID feature that was blocking calls from Europe. So I called AT&T to make whatever change was needed. Expected this to take 15 minutes. Instead, I ended up spending two hours from 9:00am to 11:00am on the issue.

I learned that my AT&T account included multiple privacy services with names similar to Call Screening, Privacy Manager, and Anonymous Call Rejection. The services seemed redundant and confusing.

AT&T confirmed that one of the services was blocking calls from Europe. Stories about which service was doing this varied. More importantly, the company said that there was no way to fix the problem. If I disabled the service that was blocking ID-less calls, AT&T told me, I wouldn't be able to sign up for an International Calls phone plan.

In short, the company seemed to be saying that if I wanted to make phone calls to Europe, I couldn't receive phone calls from Europe.

Around 10:20am, one agent made a change that she thought might help. Phenek tried to call me again and reported that the problem wasn't fixed. I resumed discussions with AT&T.

Eventually, I was transferred to an AT&T person who'd been with the company for a decade. She arranged things so that I had the same privacy protections as before but calls from Europe would work.

I figured that she was a third tier manager, as a second tier manager hadn't been able to assist me. However, she said that she was simply a first tier agent who'd learned things over the years.

Remarks: At most companies, first tier people aren't trained to handle unusual issues. Look for people with experience. Additionally, be polite but persistent.

It should be noted that AT&T agents were polite themselves throughout the two hour exercise and made genuine efforts to help.