Stimulating Free Fire Zone

The best we can do so far this weekend is to wonder at the purpose of the intelligent designer. Here are a two headlines we found today:

1: From the Drudge Report: Women taking their right to go topless to state’s high court.

2: From Fox News: Alabama man accused of sexually molesting horse.

Obviously, it’s all Darwin’s fault. Anyway, we hereby declare another Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, or even astrology, theology, mythology, and sociology — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.

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5 responses to “Stimulating Free Fire Zone

  1. Kent Hovind’s man Brady Byrum has, reportedly, written President Trump in order to get Kent a pardon and other relief, and Kent is asking his people to do likewise as he continues to fulfill his pledge to harass the Government for daring to call him to account for a few of his crimes.


    Brady Byrum
    General Delivery
    Richardson, Texas 75080

    President Donald Trump
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, DC 20500

    Date: January 06, 2017

    Certified Mail Number 7013 1710 0000 3708 0297





    Dear President Trump,

    Thank you so much for putting your Real Estate business on hold while you try to steer America back from the brink of disaster.

    Up front, I want you to know that I believe in you, and that I support you in your efforts to make America great again.

    Part of that process involves addressing wrongs that were committed prior to your arrival in office.

    While I know you will not be able to right every wrong, solve every problem or reverse every injustice, I am writing to you today for one specific injustice that MUST be addressed and reversed.

    There was a man and woman, then husband and wife, who were maliciously prosecuted and wrongfully convicted, eleven and half years ago, by a team of overzealous IRS Agents and Federal Prosecutors. That man is Kent Hovind.

    I am a paralegal researcher, and after Kent served almost 9 of those years in Federal Prison, he was released, he came to Dallas, and I finally got to meet him and after requesting it, Kent sent me copy of his Indictment.

    When I asked him to let me analyze his Indictment, case and conviction, I told him up front that I was going to lay it all out, and if he had truly broken any laws, I was going to expose that, and in that same light, if he was innocent, I was going to document what I found and tell the world.

    After over one year and many hundreds of hours spent intently reading thousands of pages of Federal case laws, Statutes and Regulations and IRS Manuals, I found that Kent Hovind committed NO CRIMES.

    I posted my detailed research in a series of videos on my website:

    In the first six of the eight videos, I laid out the law, the case law, and the Internal Revenue Service’s own manuals showing exactly how and why Kent and Jo were innocent.

    Kent’s then-wife Jo, was also prosecuted in part, and she also was convicted of one false charge, and she served almost one year in Federal Prison for making the deposits into and withdrawals from their bank account. Jo divorced Kent after he got out.

    First, it is my request that you have one of your aides check into MY RESEARCH on this fraudulent prosecution and the false convictions on 58 counts against Kent, verify my findings, and once they report back to you, give this Christian Evangelist the PRESIDENTIAL PARDON that he so truly deserves.

    I am humbled to be the one chosen by God to research his case, because I know there are many other paralegals way more qualified than I to do this work, but it may just be that I was the only one willing to step up and put my hand to the task.

    I beg of you Sir, please have one of your aides validate what I am saying, especially what I found in the Reinis and Anzalone cases (infra), and when verified, please grant Kent (and Jo) Hovind a full Pardon.

    Second, I want Kent Hovind to get ALL of that unlawfully seized ministry property and all of the donated cash back immediately.

    Within the last few years, the IRS has been forced to DISGORGE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS back to the numerous people and businesses that they had unlawfully STOLEN the funds from, and return unlawfully seized property, that had been taken because the victims had committed the “NON-CRIME” of making multiple DEPOSITS and WITHDRAWALS in their bank accounts that were NEAR $10,000 after their business (or Ministry – like in this case), had grown and reached that level of customary transactions. Businesses and Ministries are NOT committing crimes in their banking deposits and withdrawals, simply because they have grown to that particular level.

    Please contact the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the D.O.J. and ORDER them to reverse the ministry land seizure and completely DISGORGE all of the stolen funds, with eleven and half years of interest, back to Kent Hovind.

    Third, PLEASE order the I.R.S. and the D.O.J. to stop prosecuting people for “STRUCTURING”, because I found in U.S. Federal Court’s own rulings, that there is NO SUCH THING. I know that sounds crazy, but please allow me to explain.

    The charge of “Structuring” is actually only a ruse to enable an out of control “fed-train” to selectively destroy whomever they want, whenever they want, for doing legal acts, that is, making deposits in and withdrawing money from their own bank account.

    After reading every word of these Anzalone, Reinis, Richter and the other associated cases documented in my research, several times, the clarity of the fraud of prosecuting “structuring” surfaced.

    There simply is no crime of “Structuring” because the IRS never obeyed the Federal Law, (the Administrative Procedures Act, found in 5 USC 551 – 559), in the first place, and they failed to properly enact the document form.

    As such, the 4789 (now administratively renamed the 104), has NEVER BEEN mandatory and has always been voluntary to complete and turn in to the IRS. To this day, it is still only voluntary to file, regardless of who “believes” otherwise.

    The end result is such that ALL prosecutions and all convictions for “structuring”, past, present and even those charges that may right now be pending, have always been and continue to be FALSE, since the 1970’s.

    That explains, at least in part, how the H.S.B.C. Bank, years ago could transfer over $38 BILLION to the South American Drug Cartels, during the time that James Comey was involved in the “Corporate Leadership” of the bank, and no one was ever criminally prosecuted for the Non-Filing the 4789’s. (It is because the Form is 100% voluntary.)

    If people are arrested and prosecuted for real crimes like “human trafficking”, and are also accused of “Structuring” by them depositing or withdrawing bank funds near $10,000, then the “structuring” was and is used to enhance the other sentence.

    But when someone like Kent, (who didn’t violate any laws to begin with – as I have proven in my exposé), is persecuted this way, it is used as a persecution bully tactic, like a club, to enhance false charges into lengthy sentences that were not deserved at all.

    MY PROOF OF THE ILLEGALITY TO PROSECUTING STRUCTURING IS FOUND FIRST IN U.S. v. ANZALONE, 766 F.2d. 676, (1st Cir. 1985). The two main quotes directly from this case are:

    “The essence of this charge is that appellant’s failure to inform the Bank of the “structured” nature of his transfers constituted an illegal scheme to avoid detection of these payments by causing the Bank to fail in its duty to report them.

    We can find nothing on the face of either the Reporting Act, or its regulations, or in their legislative history, to support the proposition that a “structured” transaction by a customer constitutes an illegal evasion of any reporting duty of that customer.11

    And next is the death knell to the fake charge of “Structuring”.

    U.S. v Reinis, 794 Fed.Rep. 2d 506 contains these rulings:

    “Form 4789, however, was never promulgated pursuant to the rule making requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 553. United States v. Richter, 610 F. Supp. 480, 489 and n. 14 (D.C.Ill.1985).

    Consequently, Form 4789 is not effective as a regulation. See United States v. $200,000 in United States Currency, 590 F.Supp. 866 (S.D.Fla.1984).

    Criminal penalties for failure to report currency transactions can attach only upon violation of regulations promulgated by the Secretary. See California Bankers Association v. Shultz, 416 U.S. 21, 26, 94 S.Ct. 1494, 1500, 39 L.Ed.2d 812 (1974).

    As the bank did not violate the law by failing to treat multiple transactions on the same day as a single transaction, Reinis cannot have been guilty of any of the offenses for which he was charged.


    These rulings were all made YEARS BEFORE Kent was persecuted and prosecuted, so these irrefutable facts COULD HAVE and SHOULD HAVE blocked these 45 false charges of structuring, but the Prosecution ignored them and attacked them both anyway.

    These 45 false charges were used to enhance the allegations of the 12 counts of “Failure to Withhold and Pay over Tax” when in fact Kent did not owe that tax in the first place, by being a minister operating a ministry. My Video Number 3 PROVES Kent owed no tax and owed no obligation to file forms.

    The Ministry was not an average, customary CHURCH, however the 12 point CRITERIA or “policy” of what is “commonly recognized to constitute” a church IS NOT LAW. There is NO LAW that requires a Ministry to have a CHURCH BUILDING and hold WEEKLY SERVICES. Most do, but NOT ALL, and it is a First Amendment violation to try to FORCE ALL Ministries into only one model.

    Lastly, the one count of “Interfering with an Agent” was also malicious prosecution, because my detailed analysis of the wording of the law shows that it was improperly used against him, being written explicitly for Tobacco Inspectors in Tobacco Manufacturing, Importation, Exportation Company Facilities and Customs Inspection Buildings. I proved in my Video Number 5 and 6 that there was no agent “interfered” with.

    All of this can be verified and has been documented and catalogued for easy access.

    Kent Hovind and his then wife Jo, were wrongfully targeted and taken down like terrorists, when they committed no crimes.

    I have also made contact with Trey Gowdy’s Office and given this same information to them over the phone, requesting their involvement to verify my claims.

    As I told them, I am willing, if necessary, to come and testify before Congress or a sub- committee about my legal research and findings, and would be honored to do so.

    Thank you for your time and consideration, and may God bless you and your efforts to restore America to its former glory.

    Brady Byrum

    (Trying to do my part.)


  2. and now, a new video from Sunny the Soccer Cat.

  3. The Origins of Creativity
    by Edward O. Wilson
    New York, London: Liveright (WWW Norton), 2017

    From a review in “The Economist”, January 13, pages 75-76
    “Nothing in science and the humanities makes sense except in the light of evolution.”

  4. @Robert Baty

    Geezum, Will.

  5. Michael Fugate

    Mr T’ien, of the Ch’i State, was holding an ancestral banquet in his hall, to which a thousand guests were bidden. As he sat in their midst, many came up to him with presents of fish and game. Eyeing them approvingly, he exclaimed with unction: ‘How generous is Heaven to man! He makes the five kinds of grain to grow, and creates the finny and the feathered tribes, especially for our benefit.’ All Mr T’ien’s guests applauded this sentiment to the echo; but the twelve-year-old son of a Mr Pao, regardless of seniority, came forward and said: ‘You are wrong, my lord. All the living creatures of the universe stand in the same category as ourselves, and one is of no greater intrinsic value than another. It is only by reason of size, strength or cunning that some particular species gains the mastery, or that one preys upon another. None of them are produced in order to subserve the uses of others. Man catches and eats those that are fit for food, but how can it be maintained that Heaven creates these expressly for man’s use? Mosquitoes and gnats suck man’s blood, and tigers and wolves devour his flesh; but we do not therefore assert that Heaven created man expressly for the benefit of mosquitoes and gnats, or to provide food for tigers and wolves.’
    Liezi 4th c. BCE