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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

Questions or comments are welcome. For technical notes and disclaimers, click here.

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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.”


Wednesday 2012-12-12 — Transamerica Research

121212. As has been documented previously, for example in the Infamous Document Set, I'm conducting lawful and appropriate research that is justified from legal and ethical perspectives on not one but several grounds.

Parties who are interested in commenting on the research, either attorneys or lay people, may find that it is worthwhile to review the grounds for said research first.

I did a bit of reading today, as part of this, related to Transamerica Corporation. The company that built the Pyramid in San Francisco and the one where my father, James Kiraly, served as Vice President.

I was surprised to learn that the company had, in a sense, died back in the 1990s. The Transamerica brand continues and there are company offices in San Francisco. But the corporation that I grew up with doesn't exist any longer.

Companies are mortal, of course, so I should have anticipated this. At any rate, Transamerica was sold in the summer of 1999 to a multinational named Aegon. Aegon shut down the old corporate headquarters subsequently, the one in the Pyramid, as it was redundant.

However, I was able to locate and speak with two women, Marie and Dolores, who had worked at Transamerica. Both of them were familiar with James and his work at the firm. Dolores had known him personally.

I explained who I was to Marie and Dolores. Both women spoke to me at length and were most kind. I'd like to express my thanks to them for their time.

Dolores asked how my parents were doing. Both my father and my mother. She'd apparently known Grace as well as James. I answered honestly and said that James had had strokes but that Grace, as a believer in diet and exercise, looked years younger than her age.

Dolores also knew that James and Grace were living in Pismo Beach, California. So I told her a funny story about why James and Grace had settled there. I'll post it online another time.

I also learned today that Gary Depolo, a Transamerica associate of James who he often talked about years ago, is alive. Frank Herringer, who I'm told arranged the sale of Transamerica to Aegon, is still around too. James Harvey, former CEO, died a few years before the company was sold.

I explained to one of Mr. Herringer's associates that I was working on a book and asked that a message expressing interest in an interview be passed on to him. The interview itself, if it takes place, may be some distance down the road. There's more research to be done first.

Mr. Depolo is apparently located in Orinda, a city near San Francisco. I haven't contacted him yet.


Wednesday 2012-12-12 — PAC-Man Thoughts

121212. As a lesser note, I learned today that James was a contributor to Transamerica Corporation Political Action Committee (TRANSPAC). But it appears that his involvement with the PAC in question was limited.

To be clear, the preceding point is public information. The part that matters is how James's political views, which are most likely related to his PAC activity, may connect to how he processes facts.

This will require thought.

Did James Kiraly shape his views over time consciously based on facts? Or did views that he was comfortable with, that he wanted to be based in reality, shape him?

My book, the one that James has fought without remorse or even, I think, introspection to stop, was originally imagined as a work that would discuss family relationships and the structure of social groups with my life as a laboratory example.

But, in one sense, the Kiraly Cases turned one year old just over a week ago. A year of this situation has reshaped my own thinking.

And, as a side note, who and what I am. Some of my associates have watched this happen. Watched me change. I've watched their reactions. The changes have been for the better.

It's clear now that the book needs to serve a broader purpose than I had imagined. There are lessons to be learned from the Kiraly Cases. Lessons about abuse. How it happens. About reality and fiction. About the lies that we tell ourselves, all of them.

As time passes, the lessons will be explored. Over the years, some good will come out of the damage that the Kiralys have done.