Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Be a Part of the Premier SOME Documentary

The first CHOSE (Cooperative Humanity's Ongoing Social Efforts) documentary will consist of regular folks like you asking some of the following questions.  If other questions come to mind, feel free to ask them in the video you send us. Once you've made a video, even one that is only a few seconds long, you can post it to the CHOSE Facebook page, or email a link to it to my dscotese email account at gmail.

Creating a video in which you say "This is for Dave Scotese's C-H-O-S-E documentary," is the only way I will be able to use it.  In stating that*, you represent that:
  • You authorize Dave Scotese and any editor working on a documentary film to edit and use in any way your name, likeness, image, voice and participation in and performance on film, tape or otherwise for use in any documentary that is created as part of the CHOSE Documentaries (the "Recordings").
  • You agree that the CHOSE documentaries may be edited and otherwise altered at the sole discretion of Dave Scotese and any editor or consultant working with him, and used in whole or in part for any and all broadcasting, non-broadcasting, audio/visual, and/or exhibition purposes in any manner or media, in perpetuity, throughout the world.
  • Dave Scotese may use and authorize others to use all or parts of the Recordings. Dave Scotese and his successors and assigns shall own all right, title and interest, including copyright, in and to the Recordings, to be used and disposed of without limitation as Dave Scotese shall in his sole discretion determine.
Here is a list of the questions you can ask in the video you send us.  Feel free to ask all of them, just one, or a few that interest you the most:
  1. What is income anyway?
  2. How many income tax laws have been passed?
  3. When was the first income tax law passed?
  4. How many income tax laws have been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court?
  5. Does the U.S. Constitution distinguish between taxes that can be avoided and taxes that cannot be avoided?
  6. Can the income tax be avoided?
  7. In Brushaber versus the Union Pacific Railroad Company case in 1916, the Supreme Court used the words "erroneous assumption."  What was the assumption they declared as erroneous?
  8. Does the U.S. Constitution allow the federal government to collect information about citizens, and if so, how?
  9. Do the people control the government or is it the other way around?
  10. If people who pay income tax spent that money themselves, would the economy improve?
  11. Is there a difference between the fifty states of the union and the United States?
  12. Is anyone living in any of the fifty union states above the law?
  13. Are there people who believe they are above the law?
  14. Is there any evidence that the IRS has deceived people into paying taxes they do not owe?
  15. How much of the income tax collected goes toward paying interest to the Federal Reserve Bank?
  16. What effect does the definition in United States Code Title 26 of "Trade or Business" have on the law?
  17. Is the income tax an excise tax on certain activities and privileges?
  18. Are there activities one can do to earn money without incurring any income tax liability and if so, what are they?
  19. Is an information return like a W2 or a 1099 incontrovertible evidence of a tax liability?
  20. If an information return incorrectly represents my earnings as "taxable income," what can I do to clear up the record?
An earlier post in this blog contains many other questions that are written as commands to admit.  This is how legal questions are posed, with the expectation that the respondent will either admit or deny each one.  If you would like to turn any of them into an honest question as you would ask it, feel free to add that to your video too.  What we're really looking for is an expression of genuine interest in maintaining the financial health of our federal government in a way that reflects the support of the people. This is an interest we believe was shared by the founders of our nation.

*We may still need to ask you to sign a release so that we can use your video, so stay in touch!

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Social Order Maintenance Enterprise Documentaries

The first documentary was designed in the "Self Expression and Leadership Program of Landmark Worldwide by me, Dave Scotese, as a participant in the program.
Please note that this post is being kept for historical purposes.  Newer posts in this blog reflect how the project has changed from this original conception.

The documentary is currently collecting videos of people who are interested in one or more of the questions listed by the We The People Foundation.  In these videos, folks explain their interest in the questions they would most like to see answered and what they found out if and when they sought answers.  These videos are being stitched together to paint a picture of a desperate situation for which the best remedy is greater awareness.

You are invited to check out the questions and the story behind them.  If you choose to make a video, I thank you!  Please reply with a comment to let me know about it.  Hopefully, this project generates more videos than I can handle and some of those who read this will be interested in helping to identify the best ones.

The most important piece of this project right now is determining what the budget should be so that I can start another Kickstarter project. 

I am creating a project on Kickstarter that is intended to pay for the people who will identify interested experts required to create this documentary.  The full amount raised will most likely not all be needed to find a good team, so anything leftover will be rolled into the project that will attempt to raise the budget once it has been set.

If you know someone with expertise that may be used in the creation and/or marketing of a documentary, some of the money raised in the initial project will be available to you.  Expertise that I don't have includes: budget creation, story editing, video editing, crowdfunding, marketing, and I'm sure lots of other stuff.

This is my promise to provide $10 worth of Bitcoin or otherwise pay you $10 (mail cash, Paypal, whatever) if I find value in your suggestion of someone who is interested in this project and capable of filling a role that I need filled.  I'd want myself or another partner to review their work and have a way to contact them, so if you can get me that info, please proceed.  A comment on this blog post will alert me if you have no other way to contact me.

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Documentary I'd Like to Make

A friend of mine recently explained to me how legislation, enforcement, and courts work.  Here's a brief summary:
A law is created for some reason.  For example, maybe there is a walkway between two places and you can go north or south.  The walkway is wide and has been marked with two sides (east and west) so that you can walk on either side to go between the two places.  For whatever reason, there is a law that says that if you use the west side, you will be fined $1000.

A man is charged with violating that law.  He goes to court.  In court, a video is played showing the man walking on the east side (not the side mentioned in the law).  The judge decides that he has to pay the fine.

Clearly, the judge has erred.

The man appeals the decision in the appellate court and the appellate court upholds the decision.  Clearly, something is amiss here.

The appeals process continues up to the Supreme Court, and that court declines to hear the case, which means the decision of the highest appellate court under the Supreme Court stands, and the man has to pay $1000.

My friend explained that this "problem is often remedied by the legislators who simply update the law to reflect what the judges have decided."  In other words, the legislators propose an idea for controlling society in a certain way, and the judges who get the opportunity to adjust the rule against someone who may have resisted the control act as though the rule is as they want it to be, thus taking the job of legislating away from the legislators.

Federal judges are not elected, but appointed by the president.

Any creative mind can imagine the problems this situation can create.  My documentary would follow some of those problems so that the climax of the story is the realization that the only good solution is widespread exposure of all the hidden agendas at play, and the denouement will be a few major strategies for learning about those agendas and inviting others to accelerate the process.

The "Tax Honesty Movement" is one example.  The "War on Drugs" is another example.  The movie "Holes" is a good fictional example, though one in which the corruption did not go nearly as far up the chain as it does in real life.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Trading Bitcoin Under Attack from U.S. Federal Government

The following PDFs are in the public record in a case in which there is a "Motion for Summary Judgement" to be heard hopefully sometime after its previously scheduled date which I've removed so no one scanning this post gets the wrong idea and shows up when there's no hearing.  A similar motion was previously denied without prejudice by Judge Dale Fischer and the hearing was canceled, so be aware that this hearing may also be canceled.  If it is not, all parties interested in trading bitcoin are recommended to consider attending.
  1. The renewed Motion for Summary Judgement.
  2. My Statement of Genuine Disputes.
  3. The government's Reply to my Statement.