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Brookyln Lyceum Maru
Lyceum Maru - or, you only get the rights you fight for ... - MORE
Worse than Kobayashi Maru -
OR Captain Kirk wold have a tough time with Brooklyn Courts

Star Trek's Captain Kirk re-programmed a Star Fleet Academy simulation that was designed to have the Star Fleet candidate either lose his ship in battle or lose a freighter (the Kobayashi Maru) in the Neutral Zone.

That was a situation no one could win. In Brooklyn Courts we have a worse situation, judges choosing who wins and putting their thumbs on the scale to "make it so" with different decisions for the same conceptual fact pattern.

The Brooklyn Lyceum, aka Public Bath #7 (designed by Raymond Francis Almirall), a community fixture for 20 years as a theater, cafe and sometimes gym/batting cage, needs your help.

The way is CLEAR and CERTAIN for the BROOKLYN LYCEUM, but can be shortened tremendously with a little help from some friends, be they ARTISTS, LOCALS, ARTS ORGANIZATIONS or PEOPLE / ORGANIZATIONS (Brooklyn or otherwise) who think the rule of law and due process are good things, things the NYS Supreme Court and the Appellate Courts must follow, and that the Appellate Court should not be in the business of suborning perjury or making up facts.

Quite simply, we had/have four slam dunk due process related appeals, waited forever to be heard, more than 2.5 years, and the Appellate Court actually lied at oral argument, failed to address jurisdictional arguments legally raised at oral argument, made up facts (19 > 26), altered our appeal brief, ignored dealing with an inconvenient fact (45> 30) and retroactively altered perjury away for the Plaintiff in order to avoid the lower court being "dunked on" while failing to prevent harm to another party by such altering away perjury (analogous to the hippocratic oath doctors take).

With a little help from some friends, we may be able to resurrect the rule of law and due process, if even for a little while.

Pay it forward: Read, review, sign and send affidavit.  Maybe an hour of your life.  Maybe two.

By doing so you get some say in future BROOKLYN LYCEUM programming, or, if that is not does not do it for you, we offer a few other options for your time.

More info below, but the process by which we seek your eyes, ears, higher order brain functions and body will be managed by jafomaru.com, which handles bringing attention to systems run awry, and voting by gowanagus.com, our programming arm.

>>>> Don't be scared, just :

  1. --learn simple rules about Jurisdiction in the next few tabs,
  2. --read about what went down,
  3. --watch a few snippets of oral argument videos wherein the court says what it later ignores.
  4. --watch/listen to parts of an oral argument where in jurisdiction is raised,
  5. --watch/listen to parts of an oral argument where the court asks the other side what it says to the jurisdictional arguments.
  6. --look at 5 pages (3 of substance, 2 of header/footer) of decision for failure to address arguments raised and
  7. --look at the timing of a few docket items
  8. --review and not timing of a few dispositive docket items. 

AFFIDAVITS: 

  • --SIGN and SEND an affidavit (we provide a boilerplate).
  • --That is one affidavit to sign and send.  That one and others, as they become relevant, are posted on JafoMaru.com.

APPEARANCES: On occasion, anyone who has done at least one affidavit can get more votes by appearing in court for a hearing or event as requested by us.

OUR WAYS OF THANKS: VOTES

  • --An accepted affidavit (needs to contain the things in the boilerplate or words to that effect, subject to our approval) gets you ten (10) votes.
  • --Every time we use the affidavit in court filings, you get an extra vote.
  • --Every time you appear at a hearing / event as requested you get twenty (20) votes.
  • --*** Former Lyceum Minions: If you setup for markets or crafted espresso drinks or ran the batting cage or booked jazz ... for the Brooklyn Lyceum, you get a vote for each month of service in the Lyceum Coal Mines of Art.  Those votes are in addition to at least one affidavit which vests all votes. Contact us at mailto:gowanagus@gmail.com with details of your service and we will figure out the allocated votes.

OUR WAY OF THANKS: NOT FOR PROFIT / CAUSE WORK:  If participating in Brooklyn Lyceum Programming is not your style, for whatever reason, we are crafting a list of places/causes to which the votes can be converted to work, after the Brooklyn Lyceum.

You get the votes when the Brooklyn Lyceum is successful and you can transition to the cause any time by donating the votes back to the BROOKLYN LYCEUM.

Examples to be expanded upon by suggestion and approval by the BROOKLYN LYCEUM:

  • OUR WAY OF THANKS: PLAYING IT FORWARD:  As soon as we are alerted to a judge who ignores the requisite rules, his recent case history should be reviewed and a scorecard kept.  That scorecard should be made available to the nominating organization and the general public significantly before election and in time to matter prior to nomination.

  • AD2 MARU : The same court that has us improperly blockaded. New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department (AD2) has, for  the first time, oral arguments available online.  We seek to watch all oral arguments for a calendar year (2018), take notes and predict a decision based on the notes and video.  We then look at the decision (which comes out 2-4 months later) and see if the courts follow the science of procedure properly.  If not, we dig into the actual papers presented to the appellate court in a deep dive of sorts. 

  • FELINE INFECTIOUS PERITONITIS (FIP): The Brooklyn Lyceum lost an adopted feral kitten (EMMA) to this insidious, and as yet incurable, disease.  The vet who treated EMMA told us that it was an epidemic in Brooklyn for a variety of reasons.  While there is no known treatment, this would go to help research on FIP.

WHAT HAS GONE BEFORE: You can see our ever growing list of prior activities/performers in the story labelled : what has gone before (and you can get an extra vote if you can name a performance  event (either name a one day event or a multiple day event or run)).

WHAT MAY COME AGAIN: You can see some of what is up our programming sleeve : what may come again.

NEXT STEP: DO THE LYCEUM MARU: https://jafomaru.com/wip/10091

SWASLU
espesso the need? - SWASLU the speed! - MORE
Waiting since the Permian ... -

for a reason to get out of the muck.

SwampSlurry.com is that reason.

Where evolution failed us, your trilobite overlords, science and taste buds let you nouveau upstart species enjoy life (espresso) more than we did at the bottom of a mucky ocean eating all we bumped into until we developed the first eyes. Yes, the food tasted so bad we developed these multi-lens eyes to avoid things that taste like, well, scum.

Think FEED before FIGHT or FLIGHT.

Born in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy when power was at a minimum, the SwampSlurry process extracts all it can, far more than the local super-barista can hope to pull in a busy shop with far too many variables to manage the process in any meaningful way.

SwaSlu hones in on Stealth Roasts, processes the roasts into shots and then flash cools them for later use preserving the vital taste characteristics for later use whether that use is at home, in cafes and restaurants, or on the road at markets and fairs.  Think of it as a wine cellar of espresso roasts.

Swaslu  (swaslu.com) is the roadshow.


Old Guard still standing ...

    NEW YORK TIMES
  • --Urged to Launch an Attack, Trump Listened to the Skeptics Who Said It Would Be a Costly Mistake
  • --Trump’s Iran Response Underlines Republican Rift Over National Security
  • --They Each Backed Off Strikes: Trump in ’19, Obama in ’13, Clinton in ’98
    BBC
  • --Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war
  • --Cambodia: Sihanoukville building collapse death toll rises
  • --Trump dismisses E. Jean Carroll rape allegation as 'fiction'
    LA TIMES
  • --I’m Steve Inskeep, one of the hosts of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Up First.” We recently ran “A Fo
  • --McDonald's to scrap McFlurry lids and single use plastic salad bowls - The change will come into for
  • --Palestinian boy loses leg after Israeli soldier shot him as he retrieved football
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE
  • --8 things to know about Bulls draft pick Daniel Gafford, including how marching band helped his baske
  • --Soundgarden, Tupac and Tom Petty estates sue Universal Music over fire damage
  • --Fans: The Rolling Stones are probably still the coolest band your dad got you into

Indie news of note ...

    CHICAGO REPORTER
  • --Facebook claims Libra offers economic empowerment to billions – an economist is skeptical
  • --Detaining refugee children at military bases may sound un-American, but it’s been done before
  • --Chicago officer cleared of shooting Joshua Beal has history of racially charged violent encounters
    BALTIMORE BREW
  • --Randi Walters named director of Baltimore Department of Social Services
  • --Amid Jonestown’s high hopes, concern about the stalled Hendler Creamery project
  • --Little Italy pedestrian-activated beacon: A follow-up
    SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC PRESS
  • --How We Tracked Down the Information to Answer Questions About Tenant Complaints
  • --City Takes Step That Could Expand Housing on the Westside
  • --Power Switch: S.F. Builds Case for Pushing Out PG&E
    ATLANTIC YARDS REPORT
  • --From the latest Construction Update: not much new, but noisy Saturday work continues
  • --For B12 and B13, a big boost in unit count (which means smaller units, increased bulk, or?)
  • --Why 2022 could be a very big year for Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park: looming 2025 housing deadline, pl

Science feeds of note ...

    SCIENCE NEWS
  • --Parasites ruin some finches’ songs by chewing through the birds’ beaks
  • --The cosmic ‘Cow’ may be a strange supernova
  • --How NASA’s portable atomic clock could revolutionize space travel
    PHYS.ORG
  • --Dry lakebeds and fights for water as drought grips India's Chennai
  • --US blocks more Chinese tech firms on national security concerns
  • --From sheep and cattle to giraffes, genome study reveals evolution of ruminants
    POPULAR SCIENCE
  • --How to solve the water puzzle from Die Hard 3
  • --James Bond's 1965 Aston Martin is up for auction, complete with working gadgets
  • --The next Falcon Heavy launch is arguably the most exciting one to date
    SPACE.COM
  • --On This Day in Space! June 22, 2000: Possible Evidence of Liquid Found on Mars
  • --Philadelphia Refinery Explosion Shoots Fireball Visible from Space
  • --Gorgeous 'Atlas of Space' Smashes the Textbook View of the Solar System

Evolution feeds of note ...

    EVOLUTION INSTITUTE
  • --A Blurred Future: How Our Eyes Are Changing To Meet Modern Visual Demands
  • --Is Shame a Bug or a Feature? An Applied Evolutionary Approach
  • --What Bret Weinstein Gets Wrong About Group Selection
    NATURE.COM
  • --1 billion-year-old cell contents preserved in monazite and xenotime
  • --Gene expression profiling suggests differences in molecular mechanisms of fin elongation between cic
  • --Sex ratios at birth vary with environmental harshness but not maternal condition
    CELL.COM
  • --Biodiversity Conservation Requires Management of Feral Domestic Animals
  • --Long-Distance Marine Connectivity: Poorly Understood but Potentially Important
  • --Untangling the Multiple Ecological Radiations of Early Mammals
    NYTIMES:EVOLUTION
  • --Frances Arnold Turns Microbes Into Living Factories
  • --The Benevolent Power of Other People
  • --Why Is This Ostrich Wearing an Extra Set of Wings?

Espresso feeds of note ...

    SPRUDGE
  • --Get Hired And Wired At The World’s First Coffee Job Fair
  • --Build-Outs of Summer: Southdown Coffee In Oyster Bay, NY
  • --I Donut *Not* Want These Cafe Du Monde Beignet-Inspired Sneakers
    REDDIT COFFEE
  • --made this at work yesterday, what do you think??
  • --Took a break from coffee for 5 days to do a water only fast. I just broke my fast with what is one o
  • --$15 Starbucks Giftcard - What do I get?
    PERFECT DAILY FEED
  • --How And When to Clean Your Coffee Roaster
  • --Tostadores: 5 Preguntas Que Deben Hacer a su Importador de Café
  • --Los Beneficios Del Modelo de Empresa Social en el Café
    I NEED COFFEE
  • --Lola’s Iced Chocolate Espresso
  • --Four Signs You’re in a Real Espresso Bar
  • --Clean Your Coffee Machine – It’s worth it