Koré Van Baldwin
Monday, April 14, 2008
5:15PM - Talking Photos
Thursday, October 4, 2007
(CNN) -- A Minnesota judge has denied Sen. Larry Craig's request to withdraw his guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from his arrest in an airport men's room sex sting.
Sen. Larry Craig had sought to overturn his guilty plea stemming from an airport bathroom sex sting.
In a 27-page order, Judge Charles Porter found Craig had entered the guilty plea "accurately, voluntarily and intelligently" and it was too late to withdraw his admission.
Craig, who says he is not gay, argued that he entered the plea without legal advice, fearing that the allegations would be made public.
Once his plea became public, the Idaho Republican announced he would resign at the end of September -- but then said he would await Porter's ruling before deciding whether to leave the Senate.
The judge heard arguments September 26 concerning Craig's June 11 arrest for allegedly making sexual overtures to an undercover male police officer in an airport men's restroom.
Craig entered a written guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge in August.
Craig had said he would resign from the Senate if he could not get the guilty plea overturned by September 30. But last week, Craig said he wouldn't resign until "legal determinations" are made.
In court, Craig's attorneys said the guilty plea lacked a judge's signature and that the evidence did not support the conclusion that a crime occurred
10:06AM - Obama Video
Ted Sorenson introduces Barack Obama in Iowa...
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
11:53AM - I'm Alive And Well
To my loyal and good-minded friends, i am alive and okay. I appreciate your presence in my life and would love to keep you as inspirations as you've always been.
Say hey soon!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Articles of Impeachment
President George W. Bush
Vice President Richard B. Cheney,
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice,
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. - - ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have committed violations and subversions of the Constitution of the United States of America in an attempt to carry out with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes and deprivations of the civil rights of the people of the United States and other nations, by assuming powers of an imperial executive unaccountable to law and usurping powers of the Congress, the Judiciary and those reserved to the people of the United States, by the following acts:
1) Seizing power to wage wars of aggression in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of law; carrying out a massive assault on and occupation of Iraq, a country that was not threatening the United States, resulting in the death and maiming of over one hundred thousand Iraqis, and thousands of U.S. G.I.s.
2) Lying to the people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., providing false and deceptive rationales for war.
3) Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians, civilian facilities and locations where civilian casualties were unavoidable.
4) Instituting a secret and illegal wiretapping and spying operation against the people of the United States through the National Security Agency.
5) Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by belligerently changing its government by force and assaulting Iraq in a war of aggression.
6) Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary executions, kidnappings, secret and other illegal detentions of individuals, torture and physical and psychological coercion of prisoners to obtain false statements concerning acts and intentions of governments and individuals and violating within the United States, and by authorizing U.S. forces and agents elsewhere, the rights of individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
7) Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda about the conduct of foreign governments and individuals and acts by U.S. government personnel; manipulating the media and foreign governments with false information; concealing information vital to public discussion and informed judgment concerning acts, intentions and possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of fear and destroy opposition to U.S. wars of aggression and first strike attacks.
8) Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, both a part of the "Supreme Law of the land" under Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Constitution, in an attempt to commit with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes in wars and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and others and usurping powers of the United Nations and the peoples of its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by rejecting treaties, committing treaty violations, and frustrating compliance with treaties in order to destroy any means by which international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or adjudicate the exercise of U.S. military and economic power against the international community.
9) Acting to strip United States citizens of their constitutional and human rights, ordering indefinite detention of citizens, without access to counsel, without charge, and without opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the Executive of a citizen as an "enemy combatant."
10) Ordering indefinite detention of non-citizens in the United States and elsewhere, and without charge, at the discretionary designation of the Attorney General or the Secretary of Defense.
11) Ordering and authorizing the Attorney General to override judicial orders of release of detainees under INS jurisdiction, even where the judicial officer after full hearing determines a detainee is wrongfully held by the government.
12) Authorizing secret military tribunals and summary execution of persons who are not citizens who are designated solely at the discretion of the Executive who acts as indicting official, prosecutor and as the only avenue of appellate relief.
13) Refusing to provide public disclosure of the identities and locations of persons who have been arrested, detained and imprisoned by the U.S. government in the United States, including in response to Congressional inquiry.
14) Use of secret arrests of persons within the United States and elsewhere and denial of the right to public trials.
15) Authorizing the monitoring of confidential attorney-client privileged communications by the government, even in the absence of a court order and even where an incarcerated person has not been charged with a crime.
16) Ordering and authorizing the seizure of assets of persons in the United States, prior to hearing or trial, for lawful or innocent association with any entity that at the discretionary designation of the Executive has been deemed "terrorist."
17) Engaging in criminal neglect in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, depriving thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and other Gulf States of urgently needed support, causing mass suffering and unnecessary loss of life.
18) Institutionalization of racial and religious profiling and authorization of domestic spying by federal law enforcement on persons based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and political activity.
19) Refusal to provide information and records necessary and appropriate for the constitutional right of legislative oversight of executive functions.
20) Rejecting treaties protective of peace and human rights and abrogation of the obligations of the United States under, and withdrawal from, international treaties and obligations without consent of the legislative branch, and including termination of the ABM treaty between the United States and Russia, and rescission of the authorizing signature from the Treaty of Rome which served as the basis for the International Criminal Court.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
4:33PM - Check out my Slide Show!
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, November 24, 2006
2:09AM - Tito Laughing
12:56AM - RUTHLESS AFRICA PRESIDENTS
12:38AM - Those who came before us
12:37AM - African Slavery
Thursday, November 23, 2006
11:28PM - Michael Richards Adam Kramer
Sunday, November 19, 2006
A DAY BEHIND SUE POST-DATE BUT...NEVERTHELESS EXPRESS WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON:
1:14 AM - Dinner@Kore's~News~Artistic projects Etc...
Current mood: artistic
Dinner@Kore's~News~Artistic projects Etc... *MIxed International Electronica sounds-tunes...Some 420 and wine...Plus whatever else you folks bring on. I'm broke as some of you already know; hopefully we can cash in soon on that linguering discrimination case. I am now again in the market for another part-time customer service rep position meanwhile within 10miles of 02139; so you heads out there keep me in mind should you see or run upon some' interesting.
The idea of meeting tomorrow would be to share good foods, latest adventures and misadvantures and dreams as always.
Blessings. No worries if you can't make it. Hope the night goes to your favor anyhow...Also, im all ears as far as house parties within our most frequented zip codes.
News and Such:
Sam and I have a show on cctvcambridge.org by the way. We mumble and rant about everything possible. As you know us, we tell it like it is most of the time if not always. We would love to invite you to bring some ideas to feature on the show, as well as yourselves possibly as features for the upcoming shows. "Creatively Radical" runs every 2nd and fourth wednesday of the month. You can tune in either via the site and watch it live there or tune to channel 9 around 7:30 if you live in Cambridge.
The new album: "The One-Love Continium Vol. 1" finally got launched by myself and producer Scott Dakota last night. We're excited and looking to work on embellishing the creative process and teh final product as well as developping ideas for other and future musical projects. I should be able to keep you on the know of my music and the possible upcoming performances in Boston and elsewhere.
P.S: Also in the works: My first all-french album for the francophiles out there: "Un Peu Plus De Respect" is also in the works.
Other project in the works: "All Them Afro Inventors"
A visual art exhibit of African and African-American influenced greatest inventions ever...Everybody know Sir Morgan for the traffic lights...Well there are at least a good hundred of them we never knew about; at least i did not know about. We should honor them and present them with artistic dignity for their everlasting contributions int he world. The plan is to display photographs, illustrations, videos, stories, biographies and the inventions those women and men should be recognized for. Any hand with this project would be greatly appreciate. My resources so far are attempts at purchasing copies of the copyrights through the library of congress in Washington and also fiddling through the local lobraries for additional materials.
My day, by the way, waw awesome...Hope yours was as well. Good Weekend to you cats out there and as always...Blessings~
Friday, November 17, 2006
Sunday, November 5, 2006
|"Free Huey P Newton rally (Black Panther Party)" on Google Video|
|Incredibly insightful and informative documentary. Many, if not all of the statements and perceptions are held true today. Makes you wonder what we've been doing about civil rights the last 30 years.
6:44AM - Funny Beach scenes
|"Funny Beach scenes" on Google Video|
|This kid is hilarious. He really has some balls.
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