About

Conference at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

” The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the [captured] mind of the oppressed.” Steve Biko, Freedom Fighter murdered by South African Apartheid Regime

Professor of Economics and Geography over 35 years, levels from high school to post doctorate, in the U.S. Canada, Europe, India, China, Puerto Rico. I have lived and worked in six languages other than English and am learning Mandarin Chinese. Citizenship: Blackfoot Nation; U.S. and Canadian. Licensed FAA Commercial and Instrument Pilot, Ground Instructor, Advanced and Instrument; pilot over 40 years. Biographical subject in past and present editions of Maquis Who’s Who in: The World; America; The West; Science and Engineering; Finance and Industry; American Education

Thoughts to Provoke Thought:

From the Screenplay to The Russia House by John Le Carre –

Barley Scott Blair: “If there is to be hope, we must all ‘betray'[?] our country. We have to save each other because all victims are equal and none is more equal than others. It is everyone’s duty to start the avalanche…

Woman character: “Oh Barley, you want everyone to be a hero”…

Barley Scott Blair: Listen, nowadays you have to think like a hero just to behave like a merely decent human being.”

Michael Collins Speech after release from prison:

“The fact that the candidate you’re being asked to vote for is at this moment rotting in an English jail shouldn’t put you off. Sure I was in one myself until a week ago. They can jail us. They can shoot us. They can conscript us. They can use us as cannon fodder in The Somme. But, but, we have a weapon more powerful than any in the whole arsenal of the British Empire. And that weapon is our refusal. Our refusal to bow to any order but our own; any institution but our own. The Royal Irish Constabulary want to shut me up. Jail me again, shoot me, who knows. But I’d like you to send them a message. If they shut me up, who’ll take my place? I Can’t hear you. Who’ll take my place.” – Michael Collins –

[CRAZY HORSE (His Horse Is Enchanted) 1877 said this smoking a pipe with Sitting Bull 4 days before his assassination.]

“Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be one.” .

Ni Kso Ko Wa (“We are all related in Blackfoot language)

34 Responses to About

  1. grosenberg says:

    You were just awarded the Inspiring Blog award : Check here for details: http://grosenberg.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/inspiring-wow/

  2. ivan moreno says:

    hey prof craven i tried to contact you for a letter of rec. what is a good email to reach you at?
    thanks
    Ivan Moreno

  3. Dear Professor Craven,

    I hope you can forgive me for contacting you on your blog, but I was unsuccessful in contacting you via other means.
    I am writing to let you know about an upcoming radio show where
    several people, including myself, will be participating in a round-
    table discussion regarding Kevin Annett and Jason Bowman. Since the
    topic of discussion may come around to what happened with the Circle
    of Justice, I felt it important to make you aware of this so you may
    have the opportunity to call in if you would like. Several of us have
    been working diligently in the last several months to confront Kevin
    Annett and Jason Bowman for this fraud being perpetuated on the
    Aboriginal peoples and will not rest while they continue to do so. It
    has become very important to me to expose the lies being told in order
    to make room for truth and healing. I have read some of your letters
    and know that what happened with Circle of Justice continues to happen
    to others to this day. It is my hope and prayer that the right people
    will be listening to Sunday’s show and will chose to act in favor of
    the truth and push Kevin’s dark charade fully into the light. I hope
    you can listen in.

    Sincerely,

    Heather Martin
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    306-283-4433

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/globalfactradio/2012/09/02/global-fact-radio–round-table-discussion-re-genocide

  4. George E. Dively Jr. says:

    I’d like to know more about your father’s time with the 490th Bomb Squadron. My father was also a CBI vet, and I have many friends (sadly, many are deceased now) who were former ‘Burma Bridge Busters.’ Thanks, George

    • jimcraven10 says:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your inquiry. My father passed in 1991 and was a 747 captain for Northwest. He flew 94 missions as a top-turret gunner (he washed out of flight training with the Stanine test in 1943 even as he had been taking flight lessons from 1941 and left high school) plus he also flew on missions over the Hump as an engineer. I went to many 490th reunions with him and always enjoyed talking with the old veterans (I was also a commercial pilot and now a professor of economics)

      My father had very different views than many on Chiang Kai Shek, the Kuomintang and the like and considered them mostly corrupt. This view was reinforced with his many trips to Taiwan as a pilot for Northwest Airlines and in 1981 when Northwest got their routes to China back, my father flew some of the inaugural flights to Shanghai and Beijing.

      My father trained me as a pilot and I flew many hours with him. Although he had an extreme hatred of Japanese. toward the end of his life he put it down (he learned to read, write and speak Japanese well during his trips to Japan after the war) and at his funeral as one of his pallbearers was Masajiro Kawato a former Japanese Zero pilot who shot down and became friends with Pappy Boyington. My father helped him when he took sick and rehabilitated him as a pilot and Masajiro flew non-stop in 1976 from Tokyo to Crescent City California solo as a tribute to the soldiers lost on both sides of the war.

      thanks for reading this blogsite and my articles on my father.

      Jim Craven

  5. hi Jim are you able to contact me at my email address? (unless I am mistaken it should be visible to you). thanks.

  6. Hi Jim,

    I VERY much appreciate your blog on Dr. Bethune. I have a website dedicated to “Building a Bridge of the Heart between China and the West.” (If you would like to see: http://ramonamckean.com/ ). I want to very soon write a blog on Dr. Bethune, who certainly made an impact on me, a Canadian, while I was in China 8-9 years ago.

    Would you be okay to send me your contact info? There are some things I’d like to talk to you about/ask you.

    Thanks so much!
    Ramona

  7. yakamabrave says:

    Hello Jim,

    I read your blog for inspiration and to keep me focused. I am a disabled Tribal Elder of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakima Indian Nation. I am constantly having problems with the delivery of health services when I try to use my “open card” (fee-for-service). After doing some research and speaking with quite a few other Indians…I realized it was happening to all of us. I had to end up filing a Civil Rights Violation against the State of Oregon. I was hoping that you might go visit the site at http://ndnfree.wordpress.com/ and be able to give me some constructive feedback and suggestions. I did get to present the question to the KATU town hall meeting which was broadcast live. Although no one could answer the question, they were notified on air that the complaint was valid. Thank you.

    YakamaBrave

  8. Leona Gopher says:

    Hi Jim , I recently meet a lady, I was talking to her about land issues on the Blackfeet Reservation she told me you might have some knowledge about the issues I was talking to her about. How can I contact you. Thank you Happy Holidays.

  9. UndeadDodo says:

    Hello, Jim. Just a quick word of support and thanks for your blog, which I’veen following for a couple of years now, though I’m not the commenting type. Your latest entry, on the grotesquely praised American Sniper is superb. Thanks again.
    Dodo

  10. Jim~
    I can not tell you how critical your story and blog information is to my fiance and I. We, too, are “living the Clark County dream”… With nothing prior beyond a speeding ticket on either of our criminal records, we now are under intense surveillance (at what has to be tremendous public expense based on the equipment and man-power), unlawful search and seizure, have been victim to false arrest, pretextual traffic stop, other blatant harassment, received threats of ongoing “investigation”, and warnings of pending prosecution for “practicing law without a license”.

    We became targets just over a year ago after we took a stand publicly against an unfathomable level of criminal misconduct in an attempted murder case. An innocent man (with high functioning Asperger’s Syndrome) now sits in prison for a crime that the evidence proves he did not commit. We have made too much noise and have discovered too many dirty secrets to slide under the radar of VPD and the Clark County judiciary. We would love to swap “misprision of felony” stories and get some feedback if you are willing.

    Your insight and actions will continue to be a valuable resource as we move forward through this nightmare… The ordeal has taken a toll, but we continue to believe, as we have from the start, that challenging and reporting this kind of corruption is a duty, not a choice.

    • jimcraven10 says:

      Hi Traci,
      Thank you for your reply and most of all for you and your finance standing up to and refusing to be bullied by corruption and those who practice it. The good news is that when we compare notes and documents as I have with others, you will find the same players, same networks, same modus operandi, same forms of arrogance and treachery, same agenda and some of the same sub-Rosa organizations. They are what my mother used to call “The Real White Trash” who are smugly and proudly full of their inbred whiteness they had nothing to do with along with their petty powers and privileges of little frogs in very tiny ponds. Please write to me at my email omahkohkiaayo@hotmail.com I am also familiar with Battle Ground school district and who some of the backroom types (both political parties) are and how they operate as well as what their agenda are. The good news is that you do not have lies to remember and correlate with other lies; you do not have to worry about collaboration with corruption and law-breaking or a co-conspirator going down and taking you and others down also; you do not have to worry about victims of treachery finding each other and uniting against and exposing you in lengthy depositions; you do not have to worry about past perjury catching up with you. As for practicing law without a license, all competent persons have a right to represent themselves pro se and/or to have others assist them in pro se representation; in fact the only federal job that requires a law degree and bar license is Solicitor General not even Supreme Court Justices are required to be lawyers and many were not.
      When I was a child, my mother used to say: “In this world there really is evil and in the battle between good and evil most of the time evil will win because evil wears many masks, evil can be seductive sand alluring and evil has no limits in its ruthlessness whereas decent people do have limits. Sometimes, she would say, the only victory you will ever achieve is at least you did not break or bend, at least you refused to be bought off or co-opted, you refused to answer corruption with the same; never, she would say, never regard such a victory as any kind of small victory as it is the stuff and motive force of history: ordinary everyday people doing extraordinary things and engaging in resistance to oppression rather than self-styled extraordinary people doing what they claim to be extraordinary things. I have a close friend also driven out of Battle Ground with the same tactics.
      Jim

      • ramonamckean says:

        A very very wise woman was / is your mother. Thank you, Jim, for all the good you do and for all the good you “simply” are.

      • jimcraven10 says:

        Thank you very much Ramona for the honor of your kind words and for taking time to visit and read here. More is at http://sttpml.org I sent a message and some links to your email address but did not hear back. Take care, Jim

  11. jimcraven10 says:

    Traci, I did and do not know of your case and the particulars of it, but from what I can see from your website, it looks like some of the same players, same modus operandi, same closing of ranks through political and social patronage networks that infest Clark County as well as many others, same refusals to answer legitimate questions posed…
    You are exactly correct: We all have a duty, not a choice, not a preference, a duty, to expose, stand against, refuse to be coopted by, refuse hush money from, any forms of corruption and commission of felony crimes. This is not merely a matter of faith, politics, backgrounds; it is a matter of law–18 USC 4, 73, 241, 242…imposed upon all of us but more so on Officers of the Court (those acting with active Bar cards not pro se), law enforcement, members of the judiciary who have additional duties of law under 28 USC 455, 28 USC 1361 and other federal statutes.
    I hope this helps you in some way.

    Jim

  12. Want to let you know that I’ve been a supporter of you ever since I’ve read your blog. You understand the depth and extent of government corruption and its destructive effect upon 1) our constitution and 2) the peace and tranquility of citizens. Thanks for what you do and ALL that you do! Regards,
    Bill Scheidler, ex candidate for Representative 26th district and activist at http://www.corruptWA.com

    • jimcraven10 says:

      Thanks Bill and I return the respect and sentiments. You clearly understand that corruption is not about political partisanship (both parties are riddled with patronage, corruption, poseurs, frauds, malignant narcissists, megalomaniacs, petty factions, attempts to rig elections and subvert free elections, buying elections, lies, cheap posturing, etc); it is not about left vs right; it is about honor and dishonor; it is about the law vs the lawless and bringing the law, liberating the law from capture and perversion, from the lawless in the judiciary, law enforcement, politics and from among elements passing themselves off as “We the People”. It is about public employment, resources, jobs and trusts being treated like personal property of backroom, non-transparent, non-accountable, generally unemployable without political patronage, parasites, frauds, poseurs, liars, cheats, thieves, snitches, management stooges, perjurers, suborners of perjury, and many other real crimes that cause real pan and suffering to real people. They must be first exposed with modern and legally proper tools of network analyses; they need to be dragged out in the sunlight; they need to be confronted civilly with hard questions and documentation whenever and wherever they run for office; they need to be investigated and taken down with the law they ignore, subvert and show contempt for; this means all of them no matter what political party, what government agency, what private power-networking cults like Rotary etc, no matter what religious institutions, no matter what local personalities, no matter what institutions; no fear, no favor, what is right and lawful vs the opposites.

      • jimcraven10 says:

        The WA State Bar — the Criminal Enterprise through the eyes of Rosemary Kamb, Esq. | Corrupt Washington

        Court Appointed Guardians, abusing the elderly, WA State Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel, WA State Bar’s Board of Governors, half-truths, lies, fabricated evidence …. It is the same story of how lawyers and judges have ruined our “judicial system” … and this story is told by a lawyer, Rosemary Kamb.

        Lawyers don’t like to be wrong. Neither do Judges or those with the authority of Judges, like Commissioners.

        I have found that honestly pointing out these things to some in authority causes you great harm. This I do not believe should be happening in our courts. Honest, hardworking people should be able to get to the truth without our elected officials egos getting involved. Without their perceptions, rather than the facts, being the reason for their actions or inaction. As officers of the Court we are to rise above the pettiness, but when big egos get bruised they tend to retaliate in ways that they find available. Often that is at another’s expense. Retaliation at my expense has been very far reaching. Thinking that by bringing someone else down they will regain what they perceive they have lost, or at least puff them up again has no place in our Courts and needs to be rooted out by voters. It is my hope that the voters of Skagit County heed the call.

        To read Rosemany’s account of the WA State Bar’s criminal enterprise please click the link below.

        The WA State Bar — the Criminal Enterprise through the eyes of Rosemary Kamb. | Corrupt Washington.

        Just to note, Rosemary Kamb isn’t the only lawyer who speaks out about the Racketeering Enterprise that is the WA State Bar. There is a long list of courageous lawyers who have risen up against the Bar. But sadly, because the Bar’s power comes from and is protected by the WA State Supreme Court, those lawyers have been punished by the Bar for speaking about the Bar’s corrupt enterprise… to name a few, Doug Schafer, Bob Grundstein, Anne Block, John Scannell

        While I’m no lawyer, I have been targeted for punishment for speaking out about attorney corruption. Specifically, I’ve been “punished” in the form of a $120,000 ‘sanction’ for bringing a lawsuit against a corrupt WA State Bar hearing official, Scott Ellerby. This case against Ellerby has all the same characteristics as found in the way the Bar punishes Kamb, Grundstein, Schafer, Scannell, Block …. for their courage in going up against this corrupt organization – the WA State Bar

        – See more at: http://www.corruptwa.com/opinion/lawyers/the-wa-state-bar-the-criminal-enterprise-through-the-eyes-of-rosemary-kamb-esq-corrupt-washington/#sthash.gC4zArd4.dpuf

  13. Jim~
    I have been following your blog as well as “Corrupt WA” and have gained so much insight to our own battle with the CCC (Clark County Corrupt)… to see my latest “telling of truth” visit 1believe2obey3love4trust.blogspot.com (Garrett’s Voice). I wonder if you might have any words of wisdom or advice about potential backlash I may encounter. Thanks for all your valuable insight and your courage to lead the way in such an important cause!

    • jimcraven10 says:

      Dear Friends, I have been contacted by all sorts of folks from inside and outside of Clark County and they all have the same story and none of them are flakes: 1) same agencies, local FBI, Clark County or other county sheriff, Vancouver Police, County Prosecuting Attorneys, Washington Human Rights, Governor Inslee, Washington Court of Appeals Division II, Washington Employment Security, and others all presented hard evidence, not simply rants and allegations, of real felony crimes, who were repeatedly turned away with no written records of their submissions nor of any record of the summary dismissals of their complaints; 2) same functionaries playing obstructionist games with pro se petitioners, putting their fingerprints on actions they had no authority to engage in and insulating higher-ups from transparency, accountability or charges of misprision of a felony and 3) obstruction of justice; knuckle-dragging thugs in uniform carrying badges and guns threatening people, false arrests, threats of arrests, filing false reports if any, piling-up then dropping false charges and uses of public monies for hush money offers, bankrupting legitimate litigants, etc; These creatures are barely-functioning psychopaths and sociopaths and like in Missouri and elsewhere, they have a lot to hide, a lot to lose, and the dominoes are falling all over the world including here. 1) Do not deal with law enforcement without witnesses and taping authorized; 2) do not leave law enforcement or any agencies without a statement in writing as to what you presented, to whom, when, where, witnesses, what was said or promised or if complaint blown-off, why and on what authority; 3) get a complete inventory of documents and evidence turned in so they can be held accountable in depositions with detailed questioning as to what they did or did not consider prior to any decisions; 4) be prepared to take complaints all the way up the food chains of the agencies, find others who have suffered the same offenses from the same creatures, and go in mass even to WA DC personally to FBI headquarters with the media in tow; 5) prepare timelines and registries of all documents and evidence of felony crimes presented to law enforcement, follow-up in writing to any contacts with law enforcement, do not return phone calls from law enforcement (they are capable of lies about what you said) unless on a speaker phone with witnesses (legal) but do not attempt tape anyone without their permission; 6) check for surveillance when meeting others and carry your cell phone to photo any approaches or intimidations; 7) Law enforcement has scarce resources often poorly deployed and would not be watching you if they were not worried about what you will uncover in terms of corruption and their own roles in suborning and covering it up–“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive..” Sir Walter Scott; 8) take comfort that you do not have lies to remember and coordinate with other lies; you do not have to worry about co-conspirators folding-up or ratting out others during depositions or in court; you do not have to worry about failure to report and act on felony crimes (!8 USC 4) and obstruction of justice (18 USC 73) or 28 USC 1361 (Action to Compel Duty of a Federal Official, 28 USC 455 (Recusal of Judges With Conflicts of Interest, Bias or Animus); you do not need to fear extended depositions, subpoenas, public records requests and a full examination of how and by whom you were hired and your credentials;

      • jimcraven10 says:

        Bingo! And the powers that be need to know that many more are watching by the day: same stories, same players and networks, same agencies, same desperate pleas backed with real evidence to stop crimes, same modus operandi by same players, same political patronage networks and appointments “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive:-Sir Walter Scott This helps others in need of help as well as others in need of being exposed:

        Dear Ms. McJilton,

        Thank you for the follow up information. Unfortunately, your office did not respond within 5 day time frame guaranteed per records request production.

        Furthermore, for the City to subordinate my request for records disclosure to a subordinate department within the city in which an investigation has been newly initiated by the PSU that proudly determined my complaint 2014-0218 was UNFOUNDED, is grossly insufficient.

        42.56.240 Investigative, law enforcement, and crime victims.
        The following investigative, law enforcement, and crime victim information is exempt from public inspection and copying under this chapter:
        (1) Specific intelligence information and specific investigative records compiled by investigative, law enforcement, and penology agencies, and state agencies vested with the responsibility to discipline members of any profession, the nondisclosure of which is essential to effective law enforcement or for the protection of any person’s right to privacy;

        We did not requested the information that the VCA’s Office is now interpreting. Let’s stay on task and to the point. My request for information on March 6, 2015, was a month prior to my complaint being allegedly reopened on April 6. The misinterpretation of the RCW and the failure of the VCA’s Office to provide the requested records appears to circumvent our desire for an equal and even transparent process. In so doing, the VCA’s Office has superseded the perpetrator behind our complaint, VPO Det. Sandra Aldridge, to an elevated status of “victim.”

        For the record, Traci and I are the complainants. We are the victims of police harassment. We will not allow the tables to be turned upon us due to a changed narrative by VCA’s Office.

        I am still in the midst of my research and until such time as I deem satisfactory, I urge you to consider all of my unsatisfied requests for public disclosure to remain open. And please, do not interpret my requests outside of state or federal statutes. Let’s play by the same rules.

        Sincerely,

        Guido A. Bini

        From: McJilton, Raelyn
        Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 9:19 AM
        To: mailto:bini.guy@outlook.com
        Subject: Follow up of March 6 Request

        Dear Mr. Bini:

        In an effort to streamline your requests and respond to your inquiries, we will be responding to each one of them separately.

        On March 6, 2015, you requested the following:

        1. VPD Evidence unit “chain of custody” RE: V14-6772 of my iPhone. I would like to know when the phone was logged into Evidence and each time it was checked out, who checked it out, and for how long the phone [was] not in the evidence unit’s custody.
        · The City provided the requested information on March 13, 2015.
        · On March 19, 2015, you amended your request to include an inspection of the VPD policy manual regarding evidence handling by officers and staff.

        ¨The policies were sent to you in a link to the ftp site on March 20, 2015.
        ¨On March 23, 2015, you requested copies of Policy 804, Property and Evidence Procedures; Policy 814, Computer and Digital Evidence; and policy formerly known as Chapter 20.

        ¨On March 24, 2015, you requested a copy of Policy 814: Computer and Digital Evidence.
        ¨The City is providing you with the attached PDF documents that fully responds to item #1: VPD Policy 814, Computer and Digital Evidence and VPD Policy 814.52, Submission of Digital Media. Neither of these policies were adopted and remain drafts. The City is also providing you with Chapter 20 Internal Affairs Investigation, which has been superseded.

        2. Copy of any search warrants issued for the subject police report, V14-6772.
        · The City directed you to the Clark County Sheriff’s office to obtain a copy of the above-referenced report on March 13, 2015.
        ¨On March 19, 2015, you responded indicating you would contact the sheriff’s office, and this portion of your request was no longer relevant.

        3. Copy of the City Attorney’s records and investigation RE: V14-6772.
        · On March 19, 2015, you responded to the City’s March 13, 2015, request for clarification and confirmed you are seeking the file complied by the City Attorney’s Office after the police report was referred by VPD for the Prosecutor’s review. This portion of your request was provided to Ms. Eccles days earlier on March 17, 2015. Under separate cover, an email will be sent with a PDF copy of the City Attorney’s records provided to Ms. Eccles.

        4. I want to inspect all emails from the DVU, the VPD, and the city Attorney’s Office and the Clark County Courts that reference my name, “Guido Bini” or “Guy Bini”, incident report 14-6772. The primary email accounts of the following city employees were involved, but not limited to the following:

        · Officer Sandra L. Aldridge, Sgt. Andy Hamlin, Deputy PA Jennifer Nugent, and City Attorney Kevin McClure

        ¨As of April 6, 2015, the Vancouver Police Department has opened an investigation under 2015-055. These records will be a part of the investigation. At this time, we do not have a timeframe of when the investigation will be completed. It is believed, at this time, that these requested records (which will be compiled by the Professional Standards Unit) contain information, the nondisclosure of which is essential to effective law enforcement or to a person’s right to privacy. Therefore, these requested records will not be produced at this time. RCW 42.56.240(1) provides an exemption for public inspection and copying of specific intelligence information and specific investigative records compiled by investigative, law enforcement, and penology agencies, and state agencies vested with the responsibility to discipline members of any profession, the nondisclosure of which is essential to effective law enforcement or for the protection of any person’s right to privacy.
        · Commissioner Kristen Parcher
        ¨The City directed you to the Clark County District Court Administrator for these records on March 13, 2015. We do not have access to the county’s email system.
        ¨On March 19, 2015, you responded indicating you would contact the Clark County Superior Court administrator’s office, and this portion of your request was no longer relevant.
        · Judge Scott Collier and Judge Robert Lewis
        ¨The City directed you to the Clark County Superior Court Administrator for these records on March 13, 2015. We do not have access to the county’s email system.
        ¨On March 19, 2015, you responded indicating you would contact the Clark County Superior Court administrator’s office, and this portion of your request was no longer relevant.

        If the above interpretation of your request is incorrect, please clarify your request so the City may fully respond. If you do not advise that we have misinterpreted your request in any way, then the City will conclude that it adequately determined the scope of your request.

        The City’s recommendation is to close this records request until the investigation has been completed since we do not have a timeframe for completion at this time.

        Best regards,

        Raelyn McJilton | Records Officer

        CITY OF VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON
        General Services/Records
        P: (360) 487-8711 |C: (360) 487-8719

        Jim/Omahkohkiaaiipooyii

  14. ramonamckean says:

    I am NOT in any such awful situation but just have to say: What a God send you are to so many. Thank you and God bless you big!

    • jimcraven10 says:

      Thanks for the kind and clearly sincere thoughts. My Father and Mother both taught me that whatever skills I may possess were not acquired by me alone but from others and are not to be used for me alone but in service to others; the ones most in need, the oppressed.
      https://jimcraven10.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/two-poems-for-our-times-and-all-times/ and
      One of the most sacred of the Blackfoot Prayers (Nii-tsi-ta-piaa-tsi-mo-yii-kaan) sums up the traditional Blackfoot values considered most important (spelled out phonetically not in accordance with Franz-Russell conventions.)

      Ayo A’pis-to-too-ki (Creator)
      Iss-Po-Mo-Kin-Naan (Help us)
      Nah-Kay-Iss-Tsi-Sin-Naan (To listen)
      Nah-Kai-Kim-Mo-Tsi-Sin-Naan (To be kind to one another)
      Nah-Kay-ii-Ka’-Ki-Maa-Sin-Naan (To try hard)
      Nah-Koh-Ko-Ka-Mo’-Toh-Sin-Naan (To be honest)
      Nah-Ka-Wa-To-Yii-Tak-Sin-Naan (To be Spiritual)
      Ooh-To-Kin-Naan, A’Pis-To-Too-Ki (Hear us, Creator)
      Kim-Mis Ko-Ko-Siksi (Have pity on your children)
      Ii-Ksi-Kim-Ma-Tap-Si-Ya (They are in need)
      Kaa-Mo-Taa-Ni (Grant us safety)
      Nii-Sta-Wa-Tsi-Maani (Help us to raise our families)
      Naa-Piio’Siini (So that they may live long lives)

      The Sixth Estate

      From the Screenplay to The Russia House by John Le Carre

      Barley Scott Blair: “If there is to be hope, we must all ‘betray'[?] our country. We have to save each other because all victims are equal and none is more equal than others. It is everyone’s duty to start the avalanche…

      Woman: “Oh Barley you want everyone to be a hero”

      Barley Scott Blair: “Listen, nowadays you have to think like a hero just to behave like a merely decent human being.”

      “The fact that the candidate you’re being asked to vote for is at this moment rotting in an English jail shouldn’t put you off. Sure I was in one myself until a week ago. They can jail us. They can shoot us. They can conscript us. They can use us as cannon fodder in The Somme. But, but, we have a weapon more powerful than any in the whole arsenal of the British Empire. And that weapon is our refusal. Our refusal to bow to any order but our own; any institution but our own. The Royal Irish Constabulary want to shut me up. Jail me again, shoot me, who knows. But I’d like you to send them a message. If they shut me up, who’ll take my place? I Can’t hear you. Who’ll take my place.”

      Michael Collins

      [CRAZY HORSE (His Horse Is Enchanted) 1877 said this smoking a pipe with Sitting Bull 4 days before his assassination.]

      “Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be one.”

      Jim/Omahkohkiaaiipooyii

  15. ramonamckean says:

    Beautiful Blackfoot prayer and thought-provoking other quotes. Thanks.

  16. jayne says:

    I just stumbled on your blog – I’m sitting here in England on a Saturday morning still in bed with my laptop 🙂 – the tears are streaming down my face and the screen is now blurred 🙂 after reading some of your blog – but it was your April 9th entry that really did it and opened the emotional floodgate of healing tears (and April 9th just happens to be my own mother’s birthday) – your words and the pure light of your Being and that of your parents has touched me deeply and I thank you x

  17. Hi Jim, it’s been awhile. Stumbled across your site quite inadvertently, I see neither of is ‘reformed’

    Going on 8 years exile on this end, the story is linked at the top of my page –

    http://www.ronaldthomaswest.com

  18. Walt says:

    Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog, as I’m sitting here in Boston writing up some material or my Complaint of Judicial Misconduct in the First Federal Circuit. Thought I’d share (ZIP file, downloadable anonymously, no need for Dropbox account): https://www.dropbox.com/s/v7s4inzzjc06u4v/SupCt%3D16-343.zip?dl=0.

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