The following are all my transcriptions of the late LaVoy Finicum’s videos between 2014 – 2016. The last few transcripts include other individuals, like his widow Jeanette, who provided certain details that nicely rounded out his legacy. You all are welcome to mirror these transcripts provided that you give attribution to me as the transcriber of Finicum’s words and to the respective speakers themselves (dates follow a yy/mm/dd format).
The Transcript Bibliography of LaVoy Finicum
The following definitions for “tax” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (6th edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):
A forced burden, charge, exaction, imposition, or contribution assessed in accordance with some reasonable rule of apportionment by authority of a sovereign state upon the persons or property within its jurisdiction to provide public revenue for the support of the government, the administration of the law, or the payment of public expenses [51 Am J1st Tax § 3]. Any payment exacted by the state or its municipal subdivisions as a contribution toward the cost of maintaining governmental functions, where the special benefit derived from their performance is merged in the general benefit [State ex rel. Fargo v Wetz, 40 ND 299, 168 NW 835, 5 ALR 731]. A charge upon persons or property imposed by or under authority of the legislature for public purposes [Yosemite Lumber Co. v Industrial Acci. Com. 187 Cal 774, 204 P 226, 20 ALR 994]. Continue reading
The following is my transcription of Jeanette Finicum’s speech entitled, “Jeanette Finicum responds to Oregon State and Federal FBI investigative report,” which was uploaded onto the late LaVoy Finicum’s YouTube channel on March 8th of 2016. Jeanette’s husband, LaVoy, was gunned down in the snow by the Bluecoats earlier on January 26th. This is also the last video on LaVoy’s channel that I will transcribe; a bibliography of my entire transcribed series ought to be available shortly.
The news conference held earlier today in Bend, Oregon to release the report of the investigation regarding my husband’s death was to be expected. No surprises. The purpose of that announcement was for the state and federal agencies to continue to lay the foundation for their legal case; however, they have brought forward selective evidence – as in all such situations, there is another side to the story. We will provide a more thorough analysis of a follow-up news conference tomorrow and will be taking questions at that time. Continue reading
“Do you think I’m a hypocrite? Well, you should; I wouldn’t disagree with you. The road to power is paved with hypocrisy, and causalities. Never regret.”
– Frank Underwood (from House of Cards)
Modification by author; original background photo description & attribution is as follows: “Thousands of protestors gather in London’s Hyde Park to demonstrate against a possible military strike on Iraq, September 28, 2002. Joint rally organisers Stop the War Coalition and the Muslim Association of Britain estimated at least 100,000 participated in the march through London on Saturday in opposition to military action against Saddam Hussein’s regime. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid PKM/ASA/CLH/ – RTRB8SV”
Individuality is not only argumentatively justifiable (a priori), but also empirically provable (a posteriori). Just as a “society” cannot argue with another “society,” the very existentiality of “society” itself is falsifiable. At best, “society” is nothing more than a convenient linguistic descriptor for a collective aggregate of individual units; missing the trees for the forest, as it were (to invert the original adage).
That being said, what does this imply for popular “movements?” As I’ve mentioned before, the reason socio–political movements rarely achieve their stated goals is, more often than not, due to the simple fact that with the greater adoption of their professed values, their principles become diluted as the sheer number of self-identified adherents grow, hence the derisive phrase, “cultural bowel movement.” What is this suggests is that all “movements” are doomed to failure because collectives do not exist. Continue reading
The following is my transcription of Jeanette Finicum’s speech at the Stand By Me For Liberty rally on the steps of the Salt Lake City capitol building on March 5th of 2016 – it was recorded by the PartisanRock YouTube channel. As LaVoy’s widow, Jeanette provides insight and some degree of closure regarding who her husband really was. For background as to how and why LaVoy was killed, please read the Burns Chronicles.
First, I would like to say thank you to Jordan Page for that beautiful song. When we heard it on the Internet, we…ok, ok, I’m real close, I’m about to eat it [*chuckles*] – oh, this is so foreign to us. When we heard Jordan singing that song, we wondered how he could know LaVoy so personally. He was able to describe my husband so well; he was a man who lived by a code. He was a man of God, and he followed those principles and values in every part of his life. Continue reading
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“I have sworn my oath and I will uphold it to the end. No bended knee for me.”
– Robert Beecher
ATF Special Agent Lorin Coppock filed an application for a search warrant on May 6th of 2014 for:
118 Pine Mountain Road, Reidesville, Georgia 30453, outbuildings, vehicles located thereon, and the person of Robert Beecher
Agent Coppock’s search warrant application is based upon a suspected violation of Title 18 United States Code § 922(g)(1) for the offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Continue reading
“If you want in on the Discordian Society, then declare yourself what you wish. Do what you like and tell us about it, or if you prefer, don’t. There are no rules anywhere. The Goddess Prevails.”
– Malaclypse the Younger & Lord Revenhurst
Part I: My Retort To Broze’s Response
After I wrote my book report on Derrick Broze and John Vibes’ The Conscience Resistance: Reflections in Anarchy & Spirituality, Broze was kind and fair enough to publish a rebuttal of sorts in response. Given that I was largely focused on getting my second book, Just Below the Surface: A Guide to Security Culture, written and published at the time, as well as developing the premise for my upcoming third book, tentatively entitled, The King Can Do No Wrong: Why & How Rulers Wage Lawfare Against the Citizenry (which has now been half written), I have delayed a year to this month in retorting to Broze’s response. I had originally meant to write a book report on Broze’s second book with Vibes much earlier, but before I do so, I’d like to address his response before getting to the anticipated sequel itself. Continue reading
The following is my transcription of former political prisoner David Lee Fry in his video entitled, “Camp Finicum!,” which was uploaded onto his YouTube Channel on February 7, 2016. As one of the Final Four left at the Malheur Refuge, Fry shows both the importance of LaVoy Finicum to the other protesters as well as some evidence he discovered. For more background on what happened in Oregon last year, please read the Burns Chronicles.
Alright, so this is what we named our little encampment here, it’s called “Camp Finicum,” in memory of LaVoy Finicum. Interesting thing about this is that one day after we put this up here, we found this [book] down by the place down there. Jeff [Banta]’s been wanting a Bible and he just picked one up, and it happens to be LaVoy Finicum’s Bible!
Here’s something…it’s pretty interesting, you know, just as we put this camp name up, we find this [Bible], so it’s quite a miracle to us. I think the family should be able to come and get this Bible and keep it. I think it should belong with them. So, we [the Final Four] are just gonna hold onto it for now, I guess, until whenever people can get their things, but this is quite the find…“Children of God” – LaVoy was definitely one of those.
That’s just something we wanted to share with you all. Until next video. Later.
“When we use proprietary software, we depend on specific companies. We, furthermore, give up control: when we use proprietary software, we can still smash our computer but we cannot know what it is doing while it is still running. There is nothing but a promise that it is behaving as it is supposed to, without any means of verification, and the considerable possibility of a conflict of interest. This is like trusting a politician. Whereas with free software, even without being able to read computer code, someone can give you an informed opinion about it. Everything has independent verification.”
– Daniel Krawisz
Black box voting, simply defined, are voting machines that do not provide tangible (paper) records of individual votes cast because they operate using closed-source/proprietary software. Corporate vendors insist on protecting their copyrighted “intellectual property” of the source code, which renders independent auditing of its operations illegal. Blind faith in their coding is expected, but their customers are not the citizenry themselves, but rather, governments! Continue reading
The following is my transcription of the late LaVoy Finicum’s last moments on January 26th of 2016. As mentioned in earlier installments of the Burns Chronicles, it is reasonable to conclude that had it not been for Finicum’s actions, it would’ve likely been the case that Ryan Bundy, Victoria Sharpe, and Shawna Cox would’ve all been killed just like him. What you are about to read is based upon Cox’s footage that was shot from inside Finicum’s truck that fateful day; any errors in transcription are solely the fault of this humble blogger.
LaVoy Finicum: Shoot me, you shoot me! I’m gonna meet the sheriff, the sheriff is waitin’ for us! So, you do as you damn well please, but I’m not goin’ anywhere! Here I am, right there! Right there, put a bullet through it! You understood? I’m gonna go meet the sheriff. You back down, or you kill me now! Go ahead, put the bullet through me! I don’t care! Continue reading