People who inspire others activism are this World’s greatest gifts to mankind. Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the World.”
Now for those of my readers who know me, know beyond any shadow of doubt that my God is not the all mighty dollar, she’s a non-tangible item, and her name is “ Justice.”
Justice is not something one can purchase nor is it something that can be described by people who view the all mighty dollar as proving one’s accomplishments in this World.
Justice is something that I hold heavy on my heart, especially when I see government officials spiting and trampling on the rights of the accused or citizens who have little or no resources to fight back. Sad for the powers that be, my publishers made sure that I don’t have to think about money for some time.
Justice means holding the criminals accountable, and not abusing the power granted to you by the State. Justice requires sacrifice and doesn’t come without sweat, hard work, years and years of demands, hardships, and has no price tag.
When I think of Justice I think of John F. Kennedy’s speech “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
There are things in the World worth fighting for, especially the First Amendment. The First Amendment is the one tangible item on this planet that separates America from the rest of the World.
In America, Free Speech has little boundaries. Outside of threatening a person’s life, it cannot be stopped. It’s a train on a one way track, too large and too heavy for just one man or judge to stop.
“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government: When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved,” Benjamin Franklin.
Last week I said to a friend of mine, ” We are entering an era of corruption that I don’t see an end to. An era that spits on the First Amendment like its a piece of toilet paper and I’m not sure if there’s any hope for America” for which she said ” there’s one solution to corruption, its transparency.” How right she is.
Every one of us had or still have childhood heroes. Obviously, I, as a female, cherish Elizabeth Cady Stanton as the Founding Mother of Women’s Rights Convention ( movement).
The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention. It advertised itself as “a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman”. Held in Seneca Falls, New York, it spanned two days over July 19–20, 1848. Attracting widespread attention, it was soon followed by other women’s rights conventions, including the Rochester Women’s Rights Convention in Rochester, New York, two weeks later. In 1850 the first in a series of annual National Women’s Rights Conventions met in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The convention was seen by some of its contemporaries, including featured speaker Mott, as one important step among many others in the continuing effort by women to gain for themselves a greater proportion of social, civil and moral rights, while it was viewed by others as a revolutionary beginning to the struggle by women for complete equality with men. Stanton considered the Seneca Falls Convention to be the beginning of the women’s rights movement, an opinion that was echoed in the History of Woman Suffrage, which Stanton co-wrote.
The convention’s Declaration of Sentiments became “the single most important factor in spreading news of the women’s rights movement around the country in 1848 and into the future”, according to Judith Wellman, a historian of the convention. By the time of the National Women’s Rights Convention of 1851, the issue of women’s right to vote had become a central tenet of the United States women’s rights movement. These conventions became annual events until the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861.
Without the First Amendment, the Seneca Falls Convention would not have taken place, and I wouldn’t have been allowed to earn a Juris Doctorate. I shall never forget that the avenue to Women’s Civil Rights was the First Amendment.
When I was sworn in as a lawyer, I took an oath to protect the Constitution against all foreign invaders, both domestic and foreign, regardless of whether it’s the Washington State Bar Association, other lawyers, Judges, prosecutors, political officials, or a police officers, I shall not and never will stop defending the rights of all Americans, lawyers and non-lawyers alike, to speak, write, protest, blog, report, or investigate.
One of my favorite 21st Century philosophers is UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh who wrote the following statement:
I keep hearing about a supposed “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment, or statements such as, “This isn’t free speech, it’s hate speech,” or “When does free speech stop and hate speech begin?” But there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment. Hateful ideas (whatever exactly that might mean) are just as protected under the First Amendment as other ideas….
The Free Press Clause protects publication of information and opinions, and applies to a wide variety of media. In Near v. Minnesota (1931) and New York Times v. United States (1971), the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protected against prior restraint—pre-publication censorship—in almost all cases. The Petition Clause protects the right to petition all branches and agencies of government for action. In addition to the right of assembly guaranteed by this clause, the Court has also ruled that the amendment implicitly protects freedom of association.
Imagine if a government official knocked on your door and demanded you take down your Donald Trump for President sign, or said ” Contacting a public official is harassing” or ‘booing the Vice President in a public theater was harassing, and was allowed to use the court systems to attack your First Amendment protected speech rights. A one time ludicrous thought, seems to be a common theme to trying to SLAPP down free speech rights of your opponents.
I for one will not stand idle while anyone tramples on the First Amendment. Hence is why I filed Block v WSBA et al. ( US Federal Court Seattle). The day I sit idle while an association issues an illegal subpoena for Gold Bar Reporter files in violation of the First Amendment is the day I take my last breath on this planet.
The Gold Bar Reporter is self funded 100 years past my death and shall remain so long as the First Amendment does.
The United States has entered a dark and gloomy time in its history, which I hope is never repeated by the next generation. Martin Luther King, Alice Paul, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton would be quite ashamed of where America is today. On the other hand, Adolf Hitler would be quite proud.
I don’t have much respect for or confidence in Washington State Courts’ these days, but in the case of what constitutes illegal subpoenas, the Washington Court of Appeals Division One got it right on Media Shield laws.
According to the Washington Court of Appeals ruling in The Republic of Kazakhstan v. DOES 100 LLC, the Court of Appeals held, “We decline to read the statute so narrowly. The plain language of RCW 5.68.010 (1)(a) is very broad. It protects against disclosure of the identity of a source of any news or information. It also protects against the disclosure of any information that would tend to identify a source.”
In November 2013, Washington State Bar Association’s lead counsel Linda Eide sent an illegal subpoena to the Gold Bar Reporters seeking media files and the testimony of a news reporter, the Gold Bar Reporter. Basically, the Gold Bar Reporter told Linda Eide to “ go pound sand, go get a court order. ”
I always knew the subpoena the Washington State Bar Association sent to the Gold Bar Reporter seeking media files and the deposition testimony of a news reporter was not only illegal but also unconstitutional on its face.
The Gold Bar Reporter views her First Amendment rights as “ non-negotiable, not for sale, and not subject to the Washington State Bar Association’s approval or disapproval, so we objected on First Amendment and Media Shield grounds.”
The Washington State Bar believing themselves to be above the Constitutional protections afforded to all citizens here in Washington State ignored and spit on the First Amendment and Media Shield laws, RCW 5.68.010.
Why is simple, Washington State Bar lead counsel Linda Eide is a personal friend to a corrupt political appointee named John E. Pennington, a man who killed 43 people in the Oso Washington mudslides. John Pennington is the man responsible for the Oso mudslides here in Snohomish County Washington. Just one issue I was reporting on, who some say, will bankrupt Snohomish County. Welcome to capitalism.
In March 2016, a source from the Attorney General’s Office in Olympia called to let us know that John Pennington, the man who caused 43 people to suffocate to death in the Oso mudslides, was finally deposed in the Oso cases, and it didn’t go well.
No surprise to those us who investigated John Pennington’s criminal conduct over the last thirty years.
Before my readers send me emails, let it be known that we requested a copy of John Pennington’s deposition and we intend to post it. We hear that the Plaintiffs’ attorneys also videotaped it too, and once received under RCW 42.56, we’re going to upload it to U Tube.
Thankfully, others are now requesting copies of John Pennington’s deposition too.
For those interested to know more about the county man who caused 43 people to suffocate to death can See https://goldbarreporter.org/2015/11/21/5258/
When we fight back saying “ hell no, were not going to take it anyone.” They come after you. Perhaps the powers to be had no idea that I was raised by five older siblings who taught me to fight when pushed by a bully, or that my parents taught me that the most patriotic duty an American has is to question government officials. This attribute, I see in everyone of my parent’s children, and almost all of my close friends.
When I think of my mother, I think of a phrase she said often “this World isn’t about you or me!” As a child, I had no idea what she meant, but today I couldn’t agree with her more.
Activism is slowly evaporating, and I fear America will soon become a 3rd World country if the average middle class American doesn’t start pushing back against corrupt government officials.
“Always stand on principle….even if you stand alone.”
– John Adams
Washington State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen failed constitutional law
On October 11, 2016, several citizens involved with the “Reformed Washington State Bar Association” protested the Washington State Legislature’s refusal to address the Washington State Bar’s racketeering offenses against Washingtonians.
Activists had three copies of the U.S Constitution, delivering one signed copy to Governor Jay Inslee, one copy to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and one copy to Washington State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen with the following words ” a gift for you, because its clear you lost your copy!”
Today we are pleased to announce the public release of a Writ of Mandamus and proposal for a new lawsuit for racketeering and civil rights conspiracy.
In April 2016, Washington State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Madsen and former law clerk Ron Carpenter collectively conspired to destroy records at the Supreme Court. After Ron Carpenter was caught destroying records, he resigned and immediately left Washington State.
The complaint centers around public officials in Gold Bar, Snohomish County Washington, and the Washington State Bar Association conspiring to harm the Gold Bar Reporter’s news source because we exposed at least six of Washington State’s top corrupt officials including Aaron Reardon, Kevin Hulten, Jon Rudicil, Mark Roe, and John E Pennington.
The Writ of Mandamus was filed in United States District Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
writ click to the left for a copy of Writ filed against Madsen.
The complaint documents the greatest assault on freedom of the press in the history of the United States.
Anne Block has achieved a degree of notoriety in Snohomish County as the only reporter in the state to break a story involving corruption at the highest levels of government in Snohomish county. Chief Executive Reardan was forced to resign after a story published in the Gold Bar Reporter revealed that Reardan used taxpayer funds to finance affairs with two women employees. According to the complaint, Anne Block even had receipts to show airline tickets purchases, hotel receipts and receipts for sex toys used in Europe during the affair.
According to the complaint, before Reardan resigned, he assigned two employees to organize a “false flag” operation against Block, by having the employees pose as disinterested observers with aliases to organize a campaign to disbar Block. He had another employee destroy county records to hide the affairs. That employee was eventually convicted of destroying evidence. As a result of the evidence being destroyed, an Island County prosecutor concluded that he did not have enough evidence to prosecute Reardan for misuse of public funds.
In enlisting support for the bar complaints, the false flag operation gained the support of two other Block targets. John Pennington had been attacked in the press by Anne Block and other newspapers such as the Seattle Times and the Everett Herald as being unqualified to hold the position of emergency operations director of Snohomish County. According to a study conducted by the IRS, John Pennington received his college degree from a diploma mill which sold the degrees at a flat rate. According to the RICO complaint, Block published stories how Reardan acted on Pennington’s advise in allowing houses to be built on the Oso mudslide site even though professional engineers described the site as unsafe. The mudslide that eventually occurred resulted in the deaths of 43 citizens.
John Pennington was terminated as result of his criminal conduct. Last week, the State of Washington had to pay out $60,000,000.00 ( yes Million) as a result of John Pennington’s criminal negligent conduct in the Oso mudslide .
John Pennington could not sue directly because he is a public official, so he turned to a personal friend at the Washington State Bar Linda Eide to have Block disbarred for reporting on John Pennington’s incompetence and police documented criminal activity.
The false flag operation also enlisted the support of public officials in Gold Bar Washington, Joe Beavers and Linda Loen, who had their own problems with Block. Block had initiated a public disclosure suits when the town officials refused to turn over documents related to the theft of the towns funds.
According to the complaint, town officials illegally diverted approximate 20% of the town’s budget to finance a campaign to discredit Block. This included planting defamatory and false information on an online BlogSpot the Penningtons helped set up in 2006 titled the Sky Valley Chronicle, to advocate residents physically assaulting, stalking, and intimidating Block supporters, and further assaulting and stalking two city council members until they resigned for supporting Block.
Members of the RICO enterprise even published verbal threats in local newspapers to murder Block if she showed up at City Council meetings.
According to Block, WSBA officials fixed the case against her by pre-selecting a hearing officer Lin O’Dell to guarantee conviction. Ms. O’Dell was caught using her convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech to intidate ther elderly clients and was cited by Judge Monasmith in Stevens Court Superior Court for stealing from her client and breaching her ethical duties. Instead of getting disbarred for stealing from her client, O’Dell managed to get herself assigned to hear a non-client political appointee’s complaint against Block for her news reports with no client.
Public United States Post Office records confirm that Lin O’Dell and her convicted killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech set up a post office box three blocks from John Pennington’s home in Duvall Washington for purposes paying off Lin O’Dell to ensure a conviction against Block. O’Dell and Plivilech live in Cheney Washington, a four hour drive from Duvall to Cheney.
In October 2016, WSBA Hearing Officer was charged and plead guilty to stealing clients fund and laundering client’s trust accounts to her husband who was convicted of an execution style murder. Lin O’Dell”s defense was ” I didn’t know I was married to a convicted killer for 12 years defense.”
The Washington State Bar has no jurisdiction to regulate free press nor get involved with any issues of a personal nature. But Washington State Bar counsel and friend to John E Pennington Linda Eide violated Block’s civil rights and issued an illegal subpoena for Block’s Gold Bar Reporter files. Block told Linda Eide ” go get a subpoena! Media Shield and First Amendment protects news reporters and authors from turning over any file without a court order. Go pound sand!”
According to Block’s Writ of Mandamus, the WSBA chief hearing officer pre-selected a business associate, Lin O’Dell who had formed a partnership with a convicted killer Mark Plivilech ( Bar hearing officer Lin O’Dell’s partner of choice) to form a construction company that profited from the Oso building site.
Public emails sent from Lin O’Dell further documents that she used her killer boyfriend Mark Plivilech to intimidate vulnerable. Plivilech illegally used their social security information to gain access to their credit, and in several of O’Dell’s clients ( mainly elderly) Plivilech a convicted killer was managing O’Dell’s clients accounts.
According to the Washington State Attorney General a convicted killer is not allowed to have access to vulnerable adults. Background checks on Plivilech document that over ten of O’Dell’s elderly clients accounts were compromised by Mark Plivilech and attorney Lin O’Dell. Since Block broke this story, Plivilech has fled to the Placentia California area.
According to two witnesses, the hearing officer prevented Block from participating at her hearing by muting out the phone connection through which Block had appeared because of her hearing disability. Washington Bar records retrieved under the public records release also confirm O’Dell and Eide did this intentionally to prevent Block from participating in the hearing. Then, the hearing officer concluded that Block should be disbarred for not participating.
According to Block’s complaint, what happened to her is typical of the practices in violation of Sherman Anti-Trust and racketeering laws committed against its members by the Washington State Bar Association.
Since 1992, the Washington State Supreme Court has come under heavy criticism from the American Bar Association in three separate studies over 40 years for delegating its disciplinary activities to the WSBA, a practice the ABA likens to putting the fox in charge of the hen house.
According to the complaint, Washington is one of the few remaining states that put its bar association in charge of lawyer discipline, with the result that Washington has one of the lowest charging rates of attorney discipline in the nation. The complaint charges that attorney discipline is focused almost entirely on sole practitioners, minorities and enemies of the WSBA leadership. According to the complaint, 44% of all attorney discipline comes out of Snohomish County. Block charges the reason this occurs is that two WSBA officials in Snohomish County improperly use their influence to direct discipline toward their opponents. Block charges that these two officials improperly contacted the Gold Bar City Council, illegally provided them with confidential information, in violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the rules regarding enforcement of lawyer discipline before there were any bar complaints even filed. The suit also accuses one official of filing anonymous complaints to conceal the fact that he is improperly influencing the cases.
As a result of the information contained in her complaint, Block is demanding a federal grand jury investigation concerning the misuse of public funds by her opponents and the denial of her civil rights.
Block will be in Olympia this session demanding that the Washington State Legislature “abolish” the corrupt Bar and place all disciplinary proceedings in the hands of ” we the people.”
Writ of Mandamus, 9th Circuit