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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 2012-12-22 — Where Things are All Right

121222.1. This photo is by a reader named Teco who lives in South America. Posted with permission. Teco describes the scene as follows:

“I found an old photo I took about two years ago. It needs a few retouches, but I hope you'll like it. I liked the sunset. I liked how the sun lighted those clouds. It gives a nostalgic feeling.”

Nostalgia. Feelings about a place and time where things are different. Maybe it doesn't matter if the place and time are actually there.

The possibility it might be real, that somewhere, somewhen, there is a place to be safe, a place where things are all right... perhaps it is all right to be moved over the possibility.

Image processing: The image had a dreamlike quality as it stood. Little work was needed or done.



Friday 2012-12-21 — Fire in the Sky

121221.1. Here's an interesting nature photo provided by a reader I'll call Harry. Posted with permission. Harry describes the photo as follows:

That's a composite of pictures I took two years ago when there was a large fire nearby and the sky was dark from the smoke.

It was fall. The usual late-summer fires were going on, that evening I was home, and we had a fire drill coincidentally, where I noticed the sun overhead. It looked really weird through the smoke.

I waited until it was nearly at the edge of the sky where there wasn't smoke, where it shown through brightly against a darkness.

The camera was not able to capture its whole beauty. I took about 20 pictures with different exposures, color ratings, and such with a point and shoot camera, then merged it into that.



Wednesday 2012-12-19 — Christmas Card

121219.1. Here's a nice Christmas card that I received.

Image processing: A little tricky. This was an ecard. There was an option to save it as a PDF file but that option didn't save everything. So I made a screen shot using the GIMP then cropped, scaled, and sharpened the screenshot.



Friday 2012-12-14 — Higgins Lord of the Manor

121214.2. Here's another picture of Mr. Meow's cat Higgins and a discussion of the picture.

<mrmeow> Now that arch decided to be all retarded and use systemd
* mrmeow has no idea how to autostart a daemon!
<maskedlua> systemctl enable $daemon.service
<maskedlua> mrmeow: pretty kitty
<OldCoder> The kitty is fierce
<OldCoder> Your heart he will pierce
<maskedlua> and cute :-) lol
<OldCoder> If you call him pretty



Wednesday 2012-12-12 — Bubba the Fierce Watchdog

121212. Here's a photo of Bubba the dog. Posted with his owner's permission.

Image processing: I cropped the picture, sharpened slightly, and adjusted contrast slightly. No scale was required. I also recolored a couple of bright pixels on the dog's nose. The usual FOSS tools were used.



Thursday 2012-12-06 — Capering Capybaras

121206. Here's something you won't see in the U.S.: a group of Capybaras grazing in a residential neighborhood. This photo is posted with permission.



Thursday 2012-11-29 — Higgins the Cat

121129. Mr. Meow's new kitten and his dog.



Tuesday 2012-11-20 — Cookie the Cat

121120. This is Elizabeth's new cat, Cookie. Note to Mr. Meow and Laugh All Day: You know Elizabeth under a different name.



Saturday 2012-11-17 — Higgins the Cat

121117. This is Mr. Meow's new cat Higgins:



Friday 2012-11-16 — Mr. Meow Has A Cat

121116. Mr. Meow has acquired a cat. A kitten, apparently a few months old.

Note: Mr. Meow is a pseudonym that he chose a while back. The person and not the actual cat. We may switch to a pseudonym with more dignity at a later point. Or not; maybe it's all right to be lighthearted.

Mr. Meow reports that the new cat is settling in well. The cat understands that people are there to serve; to provide food and to act as comfortable furniture. The dog of the household is dubious but will probably adapt.


Sunday 2012-11-11 — Potential Cat

121111. Here's a potential cat that Mr. Meow is waiting for. She's a stray. If she isn't claimed, she'll become a new pet: