Saturday, January 23, 2010

Freedom of Religion in the Judiciary: Judge Florentino Floro, LUIS, Armand and Angel meet Conchita Carpio-Morales

World-Famous Mystic Judge Florentino Floro meets Philippines Dwarves LUIS, Armand and Angel: Angel of Death Judge Florentino Floro is a Filipino Martyr, National Hero and the Planet's only living canonized Patron Saint of Psychotic Justices, Judges and Crab Mentality Pinoys - The Greatest Story of Friendship Ever Told

Freedom of Religion in the Judiciary: California Court of Appeals Justice William W. Bedsworth and the 3 Dwarfs

“My hat's off to former-Judge Florentino Floro and his ... uh ... staff.”
Judges and Dwarfs Don't Mix

Since the enactment of the first Philippine fundamental law, statutes and Rules (Act No. 136, the Judiciary Law of the Second Philippine Commission - reaffirmed by the US Congress with the passage of the Philippine Bill of 1902; the Administrative Code of 1917; Act 190, the Code of Civil Procedure; General Order No. 58 - procedure in trial of criminal cases; the 1940, 1948, and 1964 old Rules of Court - derived from the Rules of Procedure by the American Society, the Codes of Civil Procedures of New York and California, and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - in 1938 by the U.S. Supreme Court; adopted in 1934 by Act, 28 U.S.C.A. # 2071-2; the 1980 Judiciary Reorganization Law, and the 1997 Code of Civil Procedure as amended, inter alia), the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Philippine judicial history have never witnessed the perplexing and mystifying spectacle of:

The Philippine Supreme Court in 1935 presided by Chief Justice Ramón Avanceña April 1, 1925 — December 24, 1941, appointed by John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933), the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929). by Florentino Macabuhay; 1951 Ramón Avanceña (April 13, 1872 - June 12, 1957) was a Chief Justice of the Philippines. He served from 1925-1941, when he resigned during the nearing of the Japanese Occupation. He later served as one of the vice-presidents of José Laurel in the puppet Second Republic.

Milagros Geronimo Velasquez Floro, mother of Prophet Judge Florentino Carreon Velasquez Floro, Jr. During her teen years, Milagros visited the rented house of his brother, Engineer Jose Geronimo Velasquez at Legaspi City, Bikol, Philippines. At center is her niece.

A Foreign Magistrate’s Quintessential Salute, Utterly Sincere and Compassionate Sympathy to a Filipino Jurist’s ---
Unprecedented Separation from Judicial Service due to Belief in Dwarves, psychic phenomena / inflicting sickness, and Angel of Death, inter alia (Psychosis).

Ultimate rejoicing, jumps for joy, happiness and dancing of LUIS-Judge Floro, when loved ones of Justices, Judges, of his enemies, persecutors, stalkers and detractors die, suffer accidents, cancer, massive stroke, spinal cord-nerve disorders and dire illnesses

The Philippine RULES OF COURT was practically copied (as above-discussed), from the Rules of Procedure of CALIFORNIA (where Justice Bedsworth is one of the notable incumbent CA Justice/most publicized).

Supreme Court of the Philippines 1939 - from left to right: Justice Pedro Concepción, Anacleto Diaz, Antonio Villareal, Chief Justice Ramon Avancena, Carlos Imperial, Dr. Jose P. Laurel and Manuel V. Moran.

After cursing the judicial system, with eloquence and brilliance, combined with sarcastic, sardonic and mordant gusto or passion, the eminent California Appellate Magistrate (a pillar of the Orange County Appellate California Court, who graduated cum laude at LMU, Los Angeles, and Juris Doctor at Berkeley), tersely but scholarly published his first BLOG:

Posted by William W. Bedsworth on Monday, June 12, 2006 at 18:01 Criminal Waste of Space, “Judges and Dwarves don’t’ mix" --- He wrote:

"The prospect of judges being removed because of their personal belief systems is anathema to all of us.”

“Judges are, by and large, not the flamingos of the justice swamp. Present company excluded, we tend to be temperate, conservative and ... well, judicious. I've been watching this system for 35 years. Every quarter the Judicial Conduct Reporter lands on my desk and I put aside whatever I'm working on to read it. Talk about psychotherapy. Usually the Judicial Conduct Reporters have a theme.

Ultimate rejoicing, jumps for joy, happiness and dancing of LUIS-Judge Floro, when loved ones of Justices, Judges, of his enemies, persecutors, stalkers and detractors die, suffer accidents, cancer, massive stroke, spinal cord-nerve disorders and dire illnesses

Usually it's sexual harassment. Sexual harassment seems to be the judicial equivalent of the common cold. But there are other themes: bullying people, inappropriate gifts, ill-advised charitable activities.

Courts of Appeal, 4th District, Division Three The Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, is located at 601 W. Santa Ana Blvd. in Santa Ana and may be reached by airplane, train, bus or car.

One of my favorites was "Judicial Road Rage." This was a collection of guys who didn't just yell at another motorist or flip them off, but had them arrested. These people actually sent their bailiffs out, or called the sheriff, and had motorists whose driving offended them tossed into the hoosegow. Not just one guy who did that, several of them! A gaggle!

3 dwarves of Judge Floro eternally guard his enemies, detractors and persecutors, awaiting the latters' painful deaths.

At the risk of sounding provincial, most of these do not involve California judges. Whether it reflects strong moral fiber or mere lack of imagination, our judges don't seem as prone to things like making decisions by flipping a coin (summer 2003) or falsely claiming to have won the Medal of Honor (summer 1995). Nor do we talk to imaginary mystic dwarfs. Yep. That's what it says: imaginary mystic dwarfs.

Ultimate rejoicing, jumps for joy, happiness and dancing of LUIS-Judge Floro, when loved ones of Justices, Judges, of his enemies, persecutors, stalkers and detractors die, suffer accidents, cancer, massive stroke, spinal cord-nerve disorders and dire illnesses

Until today, I would not have considered my lack of involvement with imaginary mystic dwarfs a great achievement. Until today, I would not have understood it as a compliment if someone said, "I've got some issues with Bedsworth; about the best thing I can say about him is he doesn't talk to imaginary mystic dwarfs." But today I found out the mystic dwarf thing is grounds for removal of a judge in the Philippines.

The California Court of Appeals Justice, writer, humorist, sports lover and NHL goal judge, who may just be the funniest jurist in the land, stops by LawCrossing this week to collect his Law Star.

According to Reuters, "A Philippine judge who claimed he could see into the future and admitted consulting imaginary mystic dwarfs has asked for his job back after being sacked by the country's Supreme Court."

Wow. I'm too old to use the word "awesome," but I just don't know how else to describe that. As judicial flameouts go, that's Krakatoa.

My hat's off to former-Judge Florentino Floro and his ... uh ... staff.

This beats the hell out of anything the Judicial Conduct Reporter's come up with lately. And I just love it. I love it because it appeared when I was right up against my deadline. I love it because it makes me feel superior.

I love it because I've never previously gotten to type the phrase "imaginary mystic dwarfs." And I love it because the guy is APPEALING!

Judge Floro's 3 Duendes

As near as I can determine, he's making this out to be a freedom of religion issue. He says, "They should not have dismissed me for what I believed." Certainly, I can sympathize with that position.

The prospect of judges being removed because of their personal belief systems is anathema to all of us.

But I think once it's established that you, "told investigators that three mystic dwarfs — Armand, Luis and Angel — helped you carry out healing sessions during breaks in chambers," you gotta expect to trudge through a little grief.

Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, Dwarf Fortress of Justice William W. Bedsworth The $25.6-million courthouse was built to unify two separate court buildings and provide additional court services within its three stories.

I mean, these aren't just your ordinary, garden-variety, run-of-the-mill imaginary mystic dwarfs. These are imaginary mystic healing dwarfs! You gotta expect the local bar to be a little leery when you tell 'em, "Counsel, I regret that I cannot grant your motion. But if you'll just step into chambers, me and Luis and Armand will use our mystic powers to cure that arthritic knee of yours."

You've especially gotta expect it if you're able to see into the future. Reuters doesn't elaborate on just what the judge could see in the future — or whether Armand, Luis and Angel were not only mystic and therapeutic, but precognitive as well — but I'm not sure saying you can see into the future requires much elaboration. Certainly it made Judge Floro's future pretty clear.

The Devil is carefully watching Judge Floro's enemies endlessly hoping that his detractors and persecutors will reunite with the Supreme Court Justices who are now domesticated in Hades

I have no doubt that if I had told ANY of the lawyers who appeared before me, EVER, that me and the mystic healing dwarfs were gonna cure a little deafness and then go out for a run over the lunch hour and that when we returned we'd have the name of next year's Preakness winner, Davies would have docked me some points. Certainly the Philippine Supreme Court thinks it lowers your score. Although they were very diplomatic about it. According to Reuters, "The Supreme Court said it was not within its expertise to conclude that Floro was insane, but agreed with the court clinic's finding that he was psychotic."

LUIS' castle is more majestic and serene than Broadway Tower, Cotswolds, England.

I'm not sure just what distinction they were drawing here. They may have been saying, "We're not psychiatrists, so we can't say he's gone stark, staring loony tunes on us, but we certainly agree with the doctors who said it." Or they may have concluded that, in today's world, one psychosis hardly differentiates you from the rest of society; it takes at least two or three to qualify for a diagnosis of insanity.

Either way, they confiscated his robe and his ruby slippers and fined him $780.10 And, mirabile dictu, Judge Floro is appealing. I don't have a clue who to. Who do you appeal to after the Philippine Supreme Court disrobes you?

Seems to me, you and the dwarfs have pretty much topped out when you lose in your nation's supreme court. I can't really see The Hague taking this one on. But Judge Floro has vowed an appeal, and, since he can see into the future, I have to assume it's gonna come to pass.

And I'm not about to take a chance that I might miss the outcome of this saga. I'm going online as soon as I finish writing this to subscribe to the Philippine Judicial Conduct Quarterly. Then I'm gonna contact the dwarfs and see if they can do anything about my putting.”
- Monday, June 12, 2006 at 18:01”

Judge Floro-LUIS' horses in "Enchanted" Kingdom are more beautiful than horses on Bianditz mountain, in Navarre, Spain with the Aiako mountains

Judges and Dwarfs Don't Mix; Comments

Comments by Lester F. Hardy from United States on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 20:12 - IP Logged

Lester F. Hardy - a Santa Rosa, California (CA) Real Estate Law Lawyer said: “Having read Judge Floro's posting on this blog, I am inclined to revise my suggestion. In his case I think sixteenth century Spain would be a far better choice than contemporary Iceland.

Torquemada, creator of Spanish inquisition Tribunal and The headsmasher, one of the torture instruments used to get confessions

Lester F. Hardy heads the firms St. Helena office, where his practice is focused on land use and real estate transaction work. He represents several prominent wineries and vineyardists in the Napa Valley. He is among the few lawyers in the North Bay with extensive experience in the intricacies of the land use approval process in Napa County and its cities. He brings a unique perspective to the process from his years as a winemaker and civic activist before he began his law practice. Mr. Hardy is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz and the Stanford Law School. He served on the St. Helena City Council in the early 1990's and is still quite active in local politics.

The icelandic elves - a true story.

Icelandic elves, at least in so far as I can judge from the available literature, have little or nothing in common with avenging angels and similarly disposed spirit guides. Torquemada, on the other hand, might have found a use for Judge Floro's unusual capabilities”.

Tomás de Torquemada, O.P. (1420 – September 16, 1498) was a fifteenth century Spanish Dominican friar, first Inquisitor General of Spain, and confessor to Isabella I of Castile. He was famously described by the Spanish chronicler Sebastián de Olmedo as "The hammer of heretics, the light of Spain, the saviour of his country, the honour of his order". He is known for his zealous campaign against the crypto-Jews and crypto-Muslims of Spain. He was one of the chief supporters of the Alhambra Decree, which expelled the Jews from Spain in 1492. The number of autos-de-fé during Torquemada's tenure as Inquisitor General have been hotly debated over the years. Today, there is a general consensus that about 2000 people were burned by the Inquisition in the whole of Spain between 1480 and 1530, while Torquemada was Grand Inquisitor from 1483 until his death in 1498.

The Tribunal of the Inquisition as illustrated by Francisco de Goya.

Comments by Lester F. Hardy from United States on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 14:00 –

“I think perhaps that what Judge Floro needs is a simple change of venue. Consider Iceland, where government agencies consult maps identifying the location of elf-abodes before siting projects (a google search will readily turn up articles by Rolf Soderlind of Reuters, Colin Nickerson of the Boston Globe, and Sarah Lyall of the New York Times (7/13/05).
Jeremy Harte is a researcher into folklore and archaeology, with a particular interest in sacred space and tales of encounters with the supernatural. His other books include Cuckoo Pounds and Singing Barrows, and The Green Man. He is curator of Bourne Hall Museum in Surrey, where he lives alone in an old house full of dust and shadows. He is also a recent winner (2005) of the Katherine Briggs Folklore Award for his book Explore Fairy Traditions. In his journey through life he has picked up a degree from Cambridge, an ex-wife and two children, and a commitment to Buddhism.

The consideration given in some nations to elf-habitat has prompted at least one observer to suggest that elves enjoy legal protection, or "elf rights", in both Iceland and Ireland (look for "Do Elves Have Rights" by Jeremy Harte; see also a discussion of elves in the context of a Yale Law School party at the Yale Daily News) One has to consider the possibility that in Iceland, where according to some, 10% believe outright in the existence of elves and more than half think its possible or probable, including the President (opinion poll references shows up in a number of news articles, including those by Soderlind and Nickerson) a judge professing the beliefs expressed by Judge Soro might blend right in. Come to think of it, the Ninth Circuit might want to consider a move as well.”

Icelandic Elf School, also known as Álfaskólinn in Icelandic, teaches students and visitors about the hidden people and the 13 different kinds of elves that inhabit the country of Iceland. According to the school's headmaster, hidden people "are just the same size and look exactly like human beings, the only difference is that they are invisible to most of us. Elves, on the other hand, aren’t entirely human, they’re humanoid, starting at around eight centimetres. The school is located in Reykjavík, the country's largest city.

The school is headed by Magnús Skarphéðinsson. Magnús has a full curriculum, and certificate programs for visitors that can be earned in as little as half a day. However, the school also publishes texts on hidden people, partly for its own use in the classroom. There is also ongoing research on the elves and hidden people of Iceland.

Building in Iceland? Better Clear It With the Elves First Residents of Hafnarfjordur sometimes dress up as elves to amuse themselves and tourists. The Elf Question is a delicate one in Iceland.

He also collects stories about trolls, fairies, dwarves, and gnomes, but says that "nearly 70 percent of our stories are about hidden people, because they are most seen here." Magnús organizes five hour long educational excursions for visitors, and finishes the tour with coffee and pancakes at the school. Despite never advertising his school, Magnus typically gets 5-10 people per excursion. Since opening in 1991, over 9,000 people, most of them foreigners, have attended the school. The Álfaskólinn also provides "aura readings" and "past-life explorations".

In the Land of the Fairy King: Iceland’s Elf School, Magnus Skarphedinsson is both the brother of the leader of one of Iceland’s most influential political parties and the head of The Icelandic Elf School. With a curriculum, classrooms, textbooks, diplomas, and ongoing research, Álfaskólinn (Elf School) teaches about the five different types of elves, hidden people, and other invisible beings that inhabit this island nation. There are elves, light-fairies, hidden people, dwarfs, gnomes, and mountain spirits, and, thanks to my Elf School textbook, I have drawings to tell me how each type appears.

Iceland: Reykjavik: The Icelandic Elf School (Álfaskólinn)

According to the Icelandic Tourist Board, about 10 percent of Icelanders believe in the existence of a "huldufólk" or a hidden world of elves, dwarfs and spirits with magic powers. Another 10 percent deny them, but the remaining 80 percent on the North Atlantic island nation either have no opinion or refuse to rule out their existence. Magnús claims that while only 26% of Icelanders believe in elves, 80% "do take notice." The more knowledgeable folklore scholars from the school can put their degree to use. Several organizations in Iceland either currently or have employed a full time folklore researcher to determine the impact of construction projects on hidden communities. Most notably, the public works department created this position for a time after a number of unexplained equipment malfunctions and injuries.

Many Philippine Judges and Justices (including their personnel) were and are very corrupt. They regularly demand, extort and receive bribes - as the Court ruled that bribery can only be punished per entrapment proceedings. The Psychic Judge merely cites statistics, which is part of orthodox science. This is, for sure, what Justice Bedsworth described as: “Making decisions by flipping a coin.”

SWS survey: Lawyers say judiciary more corrupt

Judicial corruption

25 January 2005, New SWS Study of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession Sees Some Improvements, But Also Recurring Problems

Mahar Mangahas, Social Weather Station Survey

On January 25, 2005, and on December 10, 2006, Philippines Social Weather Stations released the results of its 2 surveys on corruption in the judiciary; it published that: a) like 1995, 1/4 of lawyers said many/very many judges are corrupt. But (49%) stated that a judges received bribes, just 8% of lawyers admitted they reported the bribery, because they could not prove it. [Tables 8-9]; judges, however, said, just 7% call many/very many judges as corrupt[Tables 10-11]; b) "Judges see some corruption”; proportions who said - many/very many corrupt judges or justices: 17% in reference to RTC judges, 14% to MTC judges, 12% to Court of Appeals justices, 4% to Shari'a Court judges, 4% to Sandiganbayan justices and 2% in reference to Supreme Court justices [Table 15].
0 December 2006 New Diagnostic Study Sets Guideposts for Systematic Development of the Judiciary

The Social Weather Stations or SWS of Mahar Mangahas is one of the magicians of data, truth and election polls. It rakes moneys during election time.

MORE lawyers nowadays complain of corruption in the judicial system compared to 10 years ago, according to the Social Weather Stations. One out of two lawyers knows of a trial judge in their city or province who has taken a bribe but they did not report it because they could not prove it, said the SWS. In a briefing among lawyers Tuesday night, SWS president Mahar Mangahas said the perception of corruption in the various courts – from the municipal trial courts all the way up to the Supreme Court -- has risen among lawyers in the last 10 years.

Philippine Judges Foundation, Inc. Gives Financial Aid to Family of Slain Judge Gingoyon January 19, 2006 Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban lays a comforting hand on 10-year old Henrikka Gingoyon, the youngest daughter of slain Judge Henrick F. Gingoyon of the Pasay City Regional Trial Court, Branch 117, as (Ret.) Court of Appeals Justice Mariano M. Umali, Philippine Judges Foundation, Inc. President, hands over the Php50,000 check to the late judge’s family. Also in photo are (from left) Henrikka’s siblings Hazel Beth, Henriette, and Henrick Martin, and their mother Mrs. Beatrice Gingoyon. The simple turnover ceremony was held today at the SC Dignitaries Lounge, New SC Building in Padre Faura Street, Manila.

"Our lawyers are more critical now than before," Mangahas told the lawyers as he presented the survey findings for the first time. The SWS polled 889 trial judges -- or 61 percent of all trial judges in the country -- and 400 lawyers from November 2003 to July 2004 to get their perceptions on various aspects of the judicial system.

ShakesvilleCaption This Photo Conservatives have begun petitioning Bush to include provisions for gnome containment in any future immigration legislation. (Btw, the actual caption for this photo was itself quite strange: “Garden gnomes relax in a garden. A Philippine judge who allegedly claimed to have psychic powers and communicate with imaginary 'dwarf friends' has lost his appeal to keep his job. AFP/File/Joel Saget”)

The last such survey was undertaken by SWS from 1994 to 1996. "As in 1995, one-fourth of present lawyers say that many or very many judges are corrupt. Although half or 49 percent say they know a case in their own city or province where a judge took a bribe, only 8 percent said they reported the bribery.

The main excuse of those who kept silent is that they could not prove it," the SWS said. Among judges, only 7 percent said that many or very many judges were corrupt. The SWS said the judges' perception of the extent of corruption among court personnel was the same as in 1996. "What has increased is the proportion of judges seeing many lawyers as corrupt," it said.

Philippine Justices and Judges have very long tails engineered by 666 so that they can easily travel to Hades

Mangahas said the survey showed that corruption "remains a serious problem in the judicial system but it is not cultural." "They're saying there's nothing to be done about (corruption) but it's not accepted. There's still the idealism," he said”.

Coward Philippine Judges?

Justice Bedsworth’s theme of sexual harassment has this counterpart, which had never been heard by the Judicial Reporter:

'Penis Pump' Judge Convicted

June 24, 2006 -- While seated on the bench, an Oklahoma judge used a male enhancement pump, shaved and oiled his nether region, and pleasured himself, state officials charged yesterday in a petition to remove the jurist.

According to the below complaint filed by the Oklahoma Attorney General, Donald D. Thompson, 57, was caught in the act by a clerk, trial witnesses, and his longtime court reporter (these unsettling first-hand accounts will make you wonder what's going on under other black robes).

Penis pump judge gets 4-year jail term Former Oklahoma district judge Donald Thompson, shown in this June 29 photo, was found guilty on four counts of indecent exposure. The jury recommended a sentence of one year in prison and a $10,000 fine on each count..

Visitors to Thompson's Creek County courtroom reported hearing a "swooshing" sound coming from the bench, a noise the court reporter said "sounded like a blood pressure cuff being pumped up." Thompson, the complaint charges, even pumped himself up during an August 2003 murder trial. The AG's petition quotes Thompson (pictured above) as admitting that the pump was "under the bench" during the murder case (and at other times), but he denied using the item, which was supposedly a "gag gift from a friend."

A penis pump, a masturbation device, and former judge Donald Thompson has been convicted of using it on the job. How does it work? You put your dick into it, and then, in the words of the women of Babeland, “through squeezing a bulb or working a plunger the air is sucked out of a cylinder that is over the shaft. As the air is suctioned out and a vacuum is created, your penis gets pulled into the cylinder and extra blood rushes into the erectile tissue creating greater-than-average engorgement.

A Judicial and Bar Council staff advised Judge Floro, while she was reading the Corona Decision: “Judge, manghipo ka na lang, para 6 months na lang and suspension mo…” It was after the July 8, 2004 promulgation of the squeezing-kissing Judge Caminade judgment and the 5th year suspension of Judge Floro, that the clerk issued the dire statement.

SC upholds Cebu judge's suspension

Posted: 12:01 PM | Jul. 15, 2004,

THIRD DIVISION A.M. No. RTJ-01-1655 July 8, 2004 (Formerly OCA IPI 91-1174- RTJ) ATTY. GRACE M. VELOSO AND MA. JOEYLYNN B. QUIÑONES vs. JUDGE ANACLETO M. CAMINADE, RTC, Branch 6, Cebu City Atty. Veloso, a lawyer of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) assigned to the RTC branch presided by Judge Caminade, alleged in her affidavit that, on March 9, 2001, she went to the court to check on her work schedule for the following week.

While discussing the case, she was stunned when Judge Caminade suddenly placed his hand on her right thigh and squeezed it. He then took her hand and kissed it. She immediately stood up and headed towards the door leading to the staff room. He, however, caught up with her and placed his hand on her shoulder. Before she could open the door, Judge Caminade told her "Kiss ko bi" (Let me kiss you). Atty. Veloso, who was so shocked, retorted "Kalo-od nimo Judge uy" (You are so disgusting, Judge). She then opened the door and went out of his chambers.

Philippine Judges do have vampire ancestors

On the other hand, Joeylynn Quiñones, Clerk III in the office of Judge Caminade, claimed that respondent judge squeezed her hand on three different occasions in February 2001. She noticed that the judge would squeeze her hand whenever she gave him the case records. Although offended by his actions, Joeylynn opted to remain silent out of deference to or fear of respondent judge.

Then, on February 14, 2001, Judge Caminade asked her to open a jar of sugar; he was unable to do so due to his disability of having only one hand. Joeylynn entered the judge’s chambers and handed him the jar. Once inside, he greeted her "Happy Valentine’s Day" and asked "Asa mo gabii?" (Where did you go last night?). She replied "Sa balay" (At home). To Joeylynn’s surprise, he suddenly grabbed her right hand and kissed her on the cheek. She was so shocked that she could not react. Thereafter, Joeylynn left the chambers and cried.

“THE SUPREME Court upheld a Court of Appeals decision suspending Cebu City Judge Anacleto Caminade for six months without pay for sexually harassing two of his subordinates. The first complainant, lawyer Grace Veloso, alleged that on March 9, 2001, Caminade squeezed her right thigh and kissed her hand while they were alone in his office. The second complainant, court clerk Joeylynn Quinoñes, claimed that on three different occasions in February 2001, Caminade squeezed her hand while she handed him court papers. She added that on Feb. 14, 2001, Caminade forcibly kissed her on the cheek.”

Philippine Marked Money Judge Fully Reinstated Philbert Iturralde was saved by SC Justice Consuelo Ynares-Santiago

Judge Floro met Bribery Judge Philbert Iturralde at El Kabayo Equestrian Center, Subic, Olongapo City, SBMA on March, 2001, after the latter was acquitted and reinstated with back wages. Judge Iturralde confided that the key to the release of his decision was the kindness of Gov. Ito Ynares, of Rizal (brother of Justice Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, who helped the Judge to be appointed thru JBC member, deceased Francisco “Tito” Santiago, husband of ponente S.C. J. Ynares-Santiago). Judge Iturralde was allowed to talk to Chief Justice Davide, Jr. and the ponente J. Ynares-Santiago about the case, and after Justice Ramirez recommended his dismissal due to bribery, in view of overwhelming evidence, thru testimony of several NBI agents:

“On April 19, 1999, agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) conducted an entrapment operation involving Judge Wilfredo S. Suriaga., Presiding Judge, MCTC, Angeles City…

“Respondent Judge Iturralde

What complainant Federico Calilung said in his sworn statement (Exhibit A) that respondent Judge Suriaga assured him (Calilung) there would be no problem in the case on appeal because Judge Iturralde himself assured him (Suriaga) of a favorable decision in consideration of the amount of P250,000.00, to which he (Iturralde) agreed, is “totally hearsay and not true”. Federico Calilung’s testimony that although he was not able to talk to Judge Iturralde himself, it was his lawyer,

Atty. Marlon Lauder, who did regarding the case on appeal and Judge Iturralde said he should talk to Judge Suriaga instead because they had already come to an agreement regarding the matter, is again “totally hearsay and not true.” What the Calilungs swore in their affidavit dated April 20, 1999, that Judge Suriaga instructed them to prepare the money and told them there was no problem in the appeal as Judge Iturralde has assured them of a favorable decision and about the scheduled pay-off on April 19, 1999 at his rented house where Judge Iturralde would receive the money, is likewise “totally hearsay and not true.

So is the alleged telephone call by Judge Suriaga insinuating that he (respondent Judge Iturralde) was at the other end of the line, is “totally hearsay and not true.” At 1:35 in the afternoon of April 19, he was in his sala conducting a hearing as scheduled in the calendar for that day starting from about 1:30 o’clock in afternoon and ending at about 4:00 o’clock p.m. He was supposed to hear twelve cases for that day starting from 1:30 o’clock.

He arrived at his sala about 12:30 o’clock noon, took his lunch and went over the record of the cases involved. On the basis of the foregoing evidence, the Investigator, (Ret.) Justice Pedro A. Ramirez recommended the dismissal of both respondents with the forfeiture of benefits except accrued leaves.…2.]

The administrative complaint against respondent Philbert I. Iturralde is REFERRED back to the Office of the Court Administrator for further investigation.
In the meantime, his preventive suspension is hereby LIFTED…..

ACCORDINGLY, Judge Philbert I. Iturralde is entitled to back salaries, allowances and other economic benefits, INCLUDING RATA and EME, during the period of his preventive suspension in A.M. No. RTJ-99-1437, EXCLUDING that which accrued during the ninety (90) – day period of preventive suspension pending investigation.

The FMO-OCA is thus ordered to RE-COMPUTE the total amount thereof and to RETURN to Judge Iturralde any overpayment that the latter has made or for Judge Iturralde to REFUND the balance due on the re-computed amount, if any.”

Calilung vs. Judge Philbert I. Iturralde [A.M. No. MTJ-99-1191. August 31, 2000] FEDERICO S. CALILUNG, complainant, vs. JUDGE WILFREDO S. SURIAGA, MTC, Angeles City, respondent. [A.M. No. RTJ-99-1437. August 31, 2000]FEDERICO S. CALILUNG, complainant, vs. JUDGE PHILBERT I. ITURRALDE, RTC, Branch 58, Angeles City, respondent. PER CURIAM: Supreme Court clears Pampanga judge of misconduct

Religious Freedom in the Judicial Department

Wrote Black: “The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.”


The "establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can force nor influence a person to go to or to remain away from church against his will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion.

No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non-attendance. In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect "a wall of separation between church and State." “No man may be punished for what he thinks. Cogitationis, poenam, nemo emeret.”

Hugo Black The U.S. Supreme Court on October 23, 1967: (front row, left to right) John Marshall Harlan, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, William O. Douglas, and William J. Brennan Jr.; (back row, left to right) Abe Fortas, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White, and Thurgood Marshall.

Everson v. Board of Education was the seminal United States Supreme Court case in Establishment Clause law in the United States. In addition to incorporating the Establishment Clause (applying it to the States through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment), Everson was the beginning of a powerful separationist drive by the Court, during which many programs and practices given government sanction were found to have religious purposes or effects and thus invalidated.

The 1987 Philippine Constitution provides:

“ARTICLE III, Bill of Rights

1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines created a very corrupt Congress

SECTION 1. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. SECTION 4. No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, xxx. SECTION 5. No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights. Xxx.”

[Aquino, Revised Penal Code, vol. 1, 1997 ed., p. 34; Soria vs. Villegas EN BANC, A.M. No. RTJ-03-1812. November 18, 2004, PABLITO R. SORIA, ET AL., complainants, vs. JUDGE FRANKLYN A. VILLEGAS, Regional Trial Court of Pagadian City, Branch 19, respondent, C.J. Davide,Jr.]

David Faigman graduated from the State University of New York, College at Oswego, where he majored in Psychology and History. He then went to the University of Virginia where he received an M.A. in social psychology and a J.D. At the law school, he served on the Virginia Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received the Roger and Madeleine Traynor Prize, awarded to acknowledge the best written work by a graduating student. After law school, Professor Faigman clerked in the chambers of the Honorable Thomas M. Reavley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Professor Faigman writes in the areas of science and the law, and constitutional law. He is also the author of Laboratory of Justice: The Supreme Court's 200-Year Struggle to Integrate Science and the Law (Henry Holt/Times Books 2004).

[“LABORATORY OF JUSTICE – The Supreme Court’s 200 Year Struggle to Integrate Science and the Law”, by DAVID L. FAIGMAN, First Edition, 2004, pp. 295, 34 and 35; Smith, Republic of Letters, 501; Bernard Schwartz, A History of the Supreme Court (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1993), 16].


As closed Catholic and former Vincentian seminarian (and Jesuit candidate for priesthood) Judge Floro believes that his God-given gifts of bi-location, exorcism, prophecy, mystical levitation and spiritual healing, inter alia, never contradicted his judgeship position. He believes as St. Paul did believe and teach to the gentiles, that:

* Some Christians claim that when they align themselves with God through Jesus Christ that the Holy Spirit dwells inside of them. Some consider conversion to be the point of filling, others hold to a "later filling", "second work of grace", or "baptism of the Spirit" when a believer begins manifesting various gifts and abilities.

* The Holy Spirit empowers the believer for ministry in the church and world and allows him/her to commune with the Creator.

* The Sevenfold or Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit poured out on a believer at baptism (accordant to Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, died 397) are the: 1. Spirit of Wisdom; 2. Spirit of Understanding; 3. Spirit of Counsel; 4. Spirit of Strength; 5. Spirit of Knowledge; 6. Spirit of Godliness; 7. Spirit of Holy Fear; (from De Sacramentis 3.8). Ambrose believed that all of these were poured out on the believer at baptism.

Saint Ambrose (c. between 337 and 340 – 4 April 397) was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the fourth century. He is counted as one of the four original doctors of the Church. Crypt of bishop Ambrose and two marthyrs, Saints Gervase and Protase. Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, Milan. (bodies aren't totally sharp because they are behind a bad quality sheet glass)

* Another understanding of Gifts of the Spirit holds that different gifts are given to different people, perhaps even at different times, according to the needs of the church, to carry out God's work on earth. Saint Paul believed that all Christians should work together, each with different functions like the parts of a human body. See 1 Corinthians 12.

Mr. Justice Black, in his dissenting opinion in In re SUMMERS, and in his pointed language in SCHOOL DISTRICT vs. SCHEMPP, wrote:

“Under our Constitution men are punished for what they do or fail to do and not for what they think and believe. Freedom to think, to believe, and to worship, has too exalted a position in our country to be penalized on such an illusory basis.”

[325 U.S. 561 (1945); West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette 319 U.S. 624 (1943), is a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that held that the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protected students from being forced to salute the American flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance in school].

BURTON Randall HANSON – The Daily Judge

Burton Hanson is a graduate of Harvard Law School, admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Minnesota. He worked one year as Hennepin County District Court Special Term (Civil) Law Clerk, two years as law clerk for the late Justice C. Donald Peterson of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He worked over 26 years as Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He was a nonpartisan candidate for Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court in the general election in November 2000 and a liberal anti-war candidate for Congress in the Republican primary in the Minnesota Third District in September 2004. [He was born in Benson, Minnesota in 1943.

He subsequently received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was thereafter admitted to the District of Columbia bar and the Minnesota bar. Past public service includes one year as Hennepin County District Court Special Term (Civil) Law Clerk, two years as law clerk for Justice C. Donald Peterson of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Lady Mathilda (11.15.1995 - 03.25.2007), a smart and beautiful tri-color Australian Shepherd and Burton Hanson

He was one of the first law bloggers (blawgers). BurtLaw's Daily Judge is not an online newspaper and is not affiliated with or intended to be mistaken for any existing or previously-existing newspaper or journal.

Rather, this is a so-called "blawg," a law-related personal non-profit pro bono publico First-Amendment protected "web log" or "blog," one with a subjective, idiosyncratic, and eccentric sociological and decisions of supposed great legal importance but on a) the institution of judge in the United States and in other countries throughout the world, b) the judicial office and social-psychological slant that focuses not on the latest judicial role, c) judicial personalities, d) the great common law tradition of judging as practiced here and throughout the world, e) judges as judges, f) judges as ordinary people with the usual mix of virtues and flaws, etc. He succinctly wrote:

Blawgers: Many great posts on the merits of internet anonymity have been written and will be written. This will not be one of them.Concerning anonymity among blawgers, Elle Finch Mariel – a 1l blawger at the University of Texas – wrestles with the pros and cons of anonymous blawging here and here, before deciding to do away with the masquerade here. Jansen, a 2L at the University of Minnesota, says anonymity is overrated.

The Daily Judge

Judge with 'spirit pals' is dismissed. "The Supreme Court has dismissed a judge in Malabon who claims to have dwarfs as his 'spirit guides.' [T]he Court said Judge Florentino V. unfit to stay on because of his 'medically disabling condition of the mind.'...Examined by Court-appointed doctors, Floro admitted that he believed in 'psychic visions.' He said he had dwarf friends named 'Luis, Armand and Angel.' Floro claimed he could write while in a trance and could be in two places at the same time. He considered himself an 'angel of death' out to punish lawbreakers, especially corrupt court officials...'Psychic phenomena, even assuming [they] exist, have no place in a judiciary...,' the Court said...." More (Manila Times 04.07.2006).

Comment by Burton Randall Hanson:

“It's good that The Apostle Paul, Martin Luther, and Abraham Lincoln, among others -- all people who at one time or another "suffered" from profoundly-spiritual crises, "hearing voices," etc. -- never wanted to be judges in the Philippines. It's good that a wonderful district court judge I knew back in 1970 didn't let too many people know he prayed to his "spirit pal" (i.e., God) for guidance in difficult cases.”

© 2006 Burton Randall Hanson Archives - 04.02.2006 - 04.12.2006 "All the news that gives judges and lawyers fits."

The latest on judge with 'supernatural powers.' Judge's Spirit Pals

"In an en banc resolution issued over the weekend, the Supreme Court affirmed its earlier decision dismissing Judge Florentino Floro of Malabon Regional Trial Court for mental unfitness to discharge the responsibilities of his high office. Floro had been sacked after announcing in open Court that he possessed the ability to see things in the future and the power to appear in two places at the same time. And, perhaps what disturbed the Court most, he told litigants and their lawyers several times that he consulted dwarfs when making a decision on cases brought before him...." More (Manila Times 08.13.2006).

Comments by Burton Randall Hanson:

a) It's good that The Apostle Paul, Martin Luther, and Abraham Lincoln, among others -- all people who at one time or another "suffered" from profoundly-spiritual crises, "hearing voices," etc. -- never wanted to be judges in the Philippines. It's good that a wonderful district court judge I knew back in 1970 didn't let too many people know he prayed to his "spirit pal" (i.e., God) for guidance in difficult cases. b) Too bad James Stewart isn't around. He could play Judge Floro in a movie treatment of this case -- a sort of updated version of his role as Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey (1950).
c) I always say, Just because I don't see what you say you see, doesn't mean you're not seeing it. And I would add, other judges have given worse explanations or justifications for their rulings than Judge Floro gave. The Reports are full of examples.”

James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart oday is known for his ‘everyman’ persona he also proved to be an actor of unusual intensity. Witness the desperation found in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), The Naked Spur (1953) and Vertigo (1958). James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, best known for his self-effacing persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a noted military career, rising to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

His Broadway stage performances - Harvey (July–August 1947; July–August 1948, replacing vacationing Frank Fay)

Harvey (play) is a 1944 play by American playwright Mary Chase. Directed by Antoinette Perry, the play premiered on 1 November 1944 at the 48th Street Theatre on Broadway where it was staged for 1,775 performances before closing on January 15, 1949. The original production was directed by Antoinette Perry and starred Frank Fay and Josephine Hull. The play also had a production in 1949 at London's Prince of Wales Theatre. Chase received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work in 1945.

Harvey, the classic film stars James Stewart as the friendly drunk who’s best friend is a six foot three and one half inch tall rabbit who may or may not be imaginary.

The story is about an affable man Elwood P. Dowd and his presumably imaginary friend Harvey, a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall rabbit. When Elwood starts to introduce Harvey, a pooka, to guests at a society party, his society-obsessed sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter Myrtle Mae and their family from future embarrassment.

South Dakota Politics

Kenneth Hartley Blanchard BS, MA, PhD (born May 6, 1939) is an American author and management expert. His book The One Minute Manager (co-authored with Spencer Johnson) has sold over 13 million copies and has been translated into 37 languages. He has coauthored over 30 other best-selling books, including Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service (1993), Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership (1985), Gung Ho! Turn On the People in Any Organization (1997), Whale Done! The Power of Positive Relationships (2002) and Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations (2006). Blanchard is the "chief spiritual officer" of The Ken Blanchard Companies (KBC), an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, founded in 1979 in San Diego, California. KBC is the United States' largest training company. Blanchard is a Cornell University trustee emeritus and visiting professor at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.He and his wife were named Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year in 1991.

The best-selling business book of all time, The One Minute Manager (1982), has sold over nine million copies and has been translated into more than 25 languages. Management of Organizational Behavior, the textbook Ken co-wrote with Dr. Paul Hersey, has become a classic and is now in its seventh edition. Throughout 1995, the Business Week best-seller list included two of Ken's most recent books, Raving Fans: Satisfied Customers Just Aren't Enough (1992) and Everyone's A Coach (1995), co-written with Don Shula, along with the still-influential The One Minute Manager. In 1996 Ken co-authored Exploring the World of Business, a college text that will be used in Introduction to Business courses all over the country. Blanchard is chairman of Blanchard Training and Development, Inc., a full-service management consulting and training company

In 1996 ASTD presented him with the Distinguished Contribution to Human Resource Development Award. Ken has been a guest on a number of national television programs, including "Good Morning America" and "The Today Show," and has been featured in Time, People, U.S. News & World Report and a host of other popular publications. He has his own newsletter, Profiles of Success, and is a contributing editor to Executive Excellence newsletter and Positive Living magazine. Blanchard earned his B.A. in government and philosophy from Cornell University, his M.A. in sociology and counseling from Colgate University, and his Ph.D. in educational administration and leadership from Cornell University.

Ken Blanchard brilliantly blogged and filed the following COMMENT on this case, Judge Floro and the 3 dwarves:

“Mystic Dwarfs and Judicial Review - - - At last we have an explanation for one of the great mysteries of American constitutional law. From Fortune-telling judge couldn’t see firing coming; Philippines jurist was noted for consulting 3 imaginary dwarfs about cases

MANILA, The Philippines - A Philippine judge who claimed he could see into the future and admitted consulting imaginary mystic dwarfs has asked for his job back after being sacked by the country’s Supreme Court. Now consider the following language from Griswold v. Connecticut:

Specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights have penumbras, formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance. See Poe v. Ullman, 367 U.S. 497, 516-522 (dissenting opinion). Various guarantees create zones of privacy.
Penumbras? Emanations? Life and Substance? Twilight Zones of privacy? For a long time I thought that this was point at which the drugs took affect. Surely such terms can have no meaning in constitutional reasoning. Now the scales fall from my eyes.

Mr. Justice Douglas was channeling for mystic dwarfs. Justices Armand, Luis, and Angel co-wrote the opinion.

Poe v. Ullman, 367 U.S. 497 (1961), was a United States Supreme Court case that held that plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge a Connecticut law that banned the use of contraceptives, and banned doctors from advising their use, because the law had never been enforced. Therefore, any challenge to the law was deemed unripe, because there was no actual threat of injury to anyone who disobeyed the law. The same statute would later be challenged yet again (successfully) in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965).

Griswold v. Connecticut 381 U.S. 479 (1965), was a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy. The case involved a Connecticut law that prohibited the use of contraceptives. By a vote of 7-2, the Supreme Court invalidated the law on the grounds that it violated the "right to marital privacy".

Griswold v. Connecticut 381 U.S. 479 (1965) (W|L) - Defendants were convicted of violating the Connecticut birth control law. The Circuit Court in the Sixth Circuit, Connecticut, rendered judgments, and the defendants appealed. The Appellate Division of the Circuit Court affirmed, and defendants appealed. The Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors, 151 Conn. 544, 200 A.2d 479, affirmed, and the defendants appealed. The Supreme Court, Mr. Justice Douglas, held that the Connecticut law forbidding use of contraceptives unconstitutionally intrudes upon the right of marital privacy.

A Candidate For The Ninth Circus Court – Rhymes with Right - May 3, 2006

“This guy’s rulings would make as much sense as most anything that comes out of the Ninth Circuit, which is the most overturned appellate circuit in the country:

'The dwarves say you're guilty'
A Candidate For The Ninth Circus Court 'The dwarves say you're guilty' - 03/05/2006 14:13 - (SA)

Manila – “A Philippine judge who claimed he could see into the future and admitted consulting imaginary mystic dwarfs has asked for his job back after being sacked by the country's Supreme Court.

And if we count the dwarves, perhaps we could make Senators Boxer and Feinstein happy about the number of California judges on the court, provided Judge Florio and his companions decide to live in the land of fruits and nuts. After all, sounds like they would fit right in.”

Greg, 05:51 PM, posted, May 3, 2006; world history teacher from Seabrook, Texas, USA.

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (in case citations, 9th Cir.) is a U.S. Federal Court with appellate jurisdiction; Headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA, the Ninth Circuit is by far the largest of the thirteen courts of appeals, with 29 active judgeships. The court's regular meeting places are Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Pasadena, but panels of the court occasionally travel to hear cases in other locations within its territorial jurisdiction.

Any Openings On The Ninth Circus?
Sweet Spirits of Amonia – This comes via the Scotsman.

Judge claimed he could see into the future

“A judge in the Philippines who claimed he could see into the future and admitted consulting imaginary mystic dwarfs has asked for his Supreme Court job back after being sacked.

This may be the kind of breakthrough in international law that our leftwing looney judges have been waiting for!

Imagine the kind of decisions they could arrive at, if only they were allowed to read entrails and cast chicken bones. Maybe what this former judge needs to do is sit back and wait for an opening on the ninth circus court here in the US. Then, instead of consulting with mystic dwarfs, he can actually collaborate with mental midgets.”

Any Openings On The Ninth Circus? BobG, Hereford, Arizona, United States

Alive On All Channels

Mystic Dwarfs

"Ministry is the profession of fools and clowns telling everyone who has ears to hear and eyes to see that life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be entered into." -- Henri Nouwen
Mystic Dwarfs
A Dwarven
Elemental Mage.

Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen (Nouen), (Nijkerk, January 24, 1932 - Hilversum, September 21, 1996) was a Dutch-born Catholic priest and writer who authored 40 books on the spiritual life.

“Have you looked at all into the story that's on the wires of late regarding the Philippines judge who has "Mystic Dwarfs" advising him? Seems like it might lie on that patented Rigourous Intersection of the Government and the Weird.”

From The Asian Reporter, V16, #16 (April 18, 2006), p. 2. The Asian Reporter is a Pacific Northwest-based weekly newspaper, published in Portland, Oregon, United States. The paper was founded in 1991 and features international and local Northwest news and events with an Asian focus.

"Psychic" judge didn’t foresee getting fired

“MANILA, The Philippines (AP) — A Philippine judge who claims to possess supernatural powers, including the ability to see into the future, apparently hasn’t mastered those forces — he failed to foresee his own dismissal.

The Supreme Court said it sacked Judge Florentino Floro, who worked in the Manila suburb of Malabon, after psychiatric and psychological tests concluded he was not fit for the job.

beth Don't set sail!/Tomorrow the wind will have dropped;/And then you can go,/And I won't trouble about you. -from "The History of Love" Nicole Krauss

Floro, who told a courtroom that he has psychic visions, also claimed he can appear in two places at once and is able to inflict pain on corrupt officials using his paranormal powers, the Supreme Court said in a statement. It said Floro admitted he believes in duwendes — a Tagalog word that means mystic dwarfs — and that he has a covenant with his dwarf friends Luis, Armand, and Angel.
"His mental problems, for now, appear to render him unfit for the delicate task of dispensing justice," the Supreme Court said."

May 7, 2006, Posted by Beth, 6:19 pm, Atlanta Georgia.

The Binary Circumstance
Things either exist or they don’t
But What About Freedom of Religion?

“I know this took place in the Philippines but I just want to make a point. If our president and Supreme Court Justices can consult with and seek the advice of imaginary beings, why can’t a judge in the Philippines?
Delusion is delusion.”

But What About Freedom of Religion?

Psychic Judge Replies to
Accusations of Mental Instability

Che Vaughn, New Orleans, of the Noumenal. Net is a tarot reader and collector who has designed several tarot decks of her own. She is also interested in fractal art and you may be seeing some of her fractal designs turning up in the shop. Che has recently completed a selection of short stories centered around the apocalypse, and is presently working on a novella. The renowned author filed the following COMMENT on respondent’s case. With precise but scholarly CRITIQUE, she EXHAUSTIVELY inscribed her thoughts on the landmark DECISION:

Hychechora: Expanding Consciousness through Magick and Knowledge of the Paranormal
Ychechora: (HI-kee-KOR-eh) 1. The Angel of the Barrier; a trickster archetype that stands between this world and the otherworld. 2. The continuum that leads from the Chora, the seen, to the Hyche, the unseen; the world in the fullest sense, including the subtle influences that are often interpreted as paranormal or magick.
Hychechora is Noumenal.Net's repository for articles, information and blogs pertaining to magick, divination and the paranormal. Che Vaugh writes on Judge Floro and the 3 mystic dwarves.

My thoughts on the matter.

Homunculus (Latin for "little human", plural is "homunculi"; the diminutive of homo, "human") is, most generally, any representation of a human being. It is often used to illustrate the functioning of a system. In the scientific sense of an unknowable prime actor, it can be viewed as an entity or agent. A tiny person sits in a movie theater inside a human head, watching and hearing everything that is being experienced by the human being. An illustration of the Cartesian theater.

“I share my home with a couple of spirits, some shadow people, some black blobs, one homunculus (tulpa) and a cat. I freely and publicly admit to practicing magick. I’ve had clairvoyant experiences since I was five years old. I read tarot cards and have in the past practiced psychic healing. I would like to think all this does not mean I’m insane, but to be sure, there are psychiatrists who would likely think otherwise. After all, the term magical thinking is often used in the field of psychology to denote a symptom of a variety of mental illnesses.

The field of psychiatry suffers from the same categorization and specialization that afflicts the rest of western medicine. Dis-ease is viewed as a list of symptoms and the whole “self” of the patient is not taken into consideration. Because of this, psychiatry is ill-equipped to assess paranormal or psychic experiences within a spiritual context. Being psychic does not mean you are insane. Of course, nor does being psychic mean you’re not insane. In so-called “enlightened” societies which view such things with extreme skepticism, or in highly religious societies that view supernatural gifts as demonic, having psychic abilities can be very stressful.

Some psychics hide their secret forever, and go about a nice quiet “normal” life. Some psychics prefer to see their intuitive abilities as coming from outside them, from god or an angel, or the flying spaghetti monster. Some psychics become healers, teachers, gurus and helpers. Other use their abilities to take advantage of others and form cults. There is a myth popular among the fluffy new-age set that psychics are people who are “vibrating at a higher and more compassionate level of consciousness”.

Never has a bigger load of crap been uttered. Psychic ability is like other creative abilities, its like art or music - some people are born with a talent for it, other people develop the talent, but usually its a combination of the two. And just like musicians are no more wise or compassionate than everyone else, so psychics are no more wise and compassionate than anyone else. I’ve known plenty of pissy artists and I’ve known plenty of pissy psychics. Participation in any art, including the psychic art, has the potential to educate and enlighten the practitioner, but that doesn’t mean it always does.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the parody religion the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism. Created in 2005 by Bobby Henderson, it was originally intended as a satirical protest against the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to require the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public schools. In an open letter sent to the Kansas State Board of Education, Henderson parodied the concept of intelligent design by professing belief in a supernatural creator which closely resembles spaghetti and meatballs.

I am in no position to ascertain whether Judge Floro is truly psychic, and in even less of a position to ascertain whether he is fit to perform his duties. I do know that I would not want to find myself in his courtroom, not because of any claims to psychic ability, but because of the extremity of his spiritual and religious beliefs.

A judge should, ideally, be objective, and Judge Floro claims that his beliefs do not effect his courtroom decisions. But here in the US, time and time again we see judges not only allowing their religious beliefs to effect their decisions, but actually being chosen because it is expected of them to allow their religious beliefs to effect their decisions. Judges are no less human than the rest of us and all of us allow our beliefs to dictate our actions.

I highly doubt Judge Floro is an exception. Judge Floro, like our own US president, claims that God put him into office. Such egotism - as we americans have seen - is a very dangerous thing for a person in power to have. People who believe their power is bestowed by God are far more likely to misuse that power, thinking themselves invulnerable to scrutiny, and to the checks and balances that should be a part of every system of power.

And I have to ask, if God really did want JudgeFloro in office, then why did God not do more to prevent the judge’s removal from office?” I also have to question the nature of any “spirit guide” who would inflict an innocent child with epilepsy as punishment for the alleged crimes of his mother. This is not wisdom. This is not guidance. This is just nasty. But if, as Judge Floro claims, the guides were sent by the cruel creator/demiurge Yahweh-Eloah-Ialdabaoth, then I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised by this behavior. Of course, all of the above is just my personal opinion. Just because the judge’s beliefs differ from mine doesn’t mean he should be dismissed from his job. Just because I wouldn’t want to find myself in his courtroom doesn’t mean others feel the same way.

A version of the Shield of the Trinity diagram painted on the ceiling of Landa church, Halland, Sweden in 1804. The central node includes the letters of the Hebrew tetragrammaton YHWH. The three links connecting the three outer nodes include trinitarian doctrinal affirmations (Tre äro ett "Three are one", ett äro tre "one is three", och de tre äro ett "and the three are one") -- rather than words with the meaning "is not" (which are usually included in these positions in other versions of the "Shield of the Trinity" diagram).

So the following questions should be asked:

Did the other members of the court - lawyers, bailiffs, officers, transcriptionist - respect the judge and find his decisions fair and balanced?

Are the people of his jurisdiction satisfied with his performance as judge? The main consideration, religion, beliefs, psychic ability and eccentricities aside, should be this: Did he serve his community in a fair and admirable manner?”

Hychechora: Expanding Consciousness through Magick and Knowledge of the Paranormal -

Horoscope of Karl Ernst Krafft Brilliant Swiss astrologer, Karl Ernst Krafft was recruited by the Nazis to spread propaganda and dispense astrological advice during the Second World War. Whether he worked directly for Hitler is debatable. Certainly he worked with senior Nazis including, Joseph Goebbels. However in 1941 he fell out of favour and died in prison. Read about the role of Ernst Krafft and his rival, Louis de Wohl, recruited by the British to work as a secret military astrologer.

Lately, BBC and Reuters published this bizarre news on astrology consultation by top officers:

British 'studied' Hitler's stars

Louis de Wohl earlier Ludwig von Wohl (Berlin, Germany, 24 January 1903 – Lucerne, Switzerland, 2 June 1961) was a German-British Catholic author and astrologer who specialized in creating literary hagiographies of notable Roman Catholic Saints and different periods of the Bible, after an audience with Pope Pius XII where he was told to "write about the history and mission of the Church in the World."

Ludwig de Wohl was recruited by British intelligence chiefs British intelligence chiefs tried to guess Hitler's plans by studying his horoscope, according to files released by the National Archives.

Louis de Wohl earlier Ludwig von Wohl (Berlin, Germany, 24 January 1903 – Lucerne, Switzerland, 2 June 1961) was a German-British Catholic author and astrologer who specialized in creating literary hagiographies of notable Roman Catholic Saints and different periods of the Bible, after an audience with Pope Pius XII where he was told to "write about the history and mission of the Church in the World." Louis de Wohl, right, an author of Roman Catholic novels about saints and the Bible, looks at a copy of his book, "The Citadel of God," with the Abbott of Ealing's Benedictine Abbey, Rev. Rupert Hall, in London in this March 21, 1960 file photo. Desperate for a glimpse into Adolf Hitler's unpredictable mind, British spies hired an astrologer during World War II to match the forecasts of the Nazi leader's personal astrologers, documents declassified Tuesday, March 4, 2008 show. The file released to Britain's National Archives catalogs the frustrations of MI5 handlers as they try to prevent the astrologer, de Wohl, from publicly embarrassing high-ranking intelligence and military officers over whom he briefly held sway.

UK reveals its spies had astrologer in World War Two - Reuters / BBC

LONDON - British spies hired an astrologer during World War Two, although many thought he was a fraud, and even sent him to the United States on a propaganda mission, secret documents released on Tuesday revealed. The documents -- the latest in a trickle of British spy agency files being released over the past decade -- provide both a cloak-and-dagger story worthy of a Hollywood script and serious insights into British World War Two spycraft, said the security service's official historian, Christopher Andrew. Hungarian Ludwig von Wohl persuaded senior intelligence figures that he could replicate the forecasts of the Nazi leader's personal astrologer. He claimed that if London knew what astrological advice Hitler was getting, then they would know his next move.

American tour

Strange role of Astrology in World War II Star Wars: Ernst Krafft & Louis de Wohl
Hitler's astrologer versus Churchill's astrologer. Astrology and Adolf Hitler - Initially Hitler used astrologer, Ernst Krafft, but by 1942, Krafft fell out of favour.

Von Wohl, who was also known as Ludwig de Wohl, was a controversial figure. Although he was dismissed as a buffoon and a scoundrel by some of the military people he met, others suggested that he was extremely astute, with a keen insight into the thinking of leading Nazis.

He cannot believe that anyone is going to re-employ this dangerous charlatan and confidence-trick merchant


Despite dismissing his claims of being from Hungarian nobility, MI5 hoped de Wohl could feed them information about his clients among the "great and the good". But the Special Operations Executive (SOE) - the wartime sabotage organisation - recruited de Wohl for its SO2 propaganda section, giving him the rank of captain and an army uniform.

Louis De Wohl, Hitler & Churchill

He is said to have loved to "strut" around London in his military clothes. In 1940 SOE sent de Wohl on a lecture tour of the United States aimed at convincing a sceptical public that Hitler could be defeated, and therefore that the US should enter the war. His mission was regarded as a great success, with his talks and interviews being given significant publicity. But the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941 dramatically brought the US into the conflict as Britain's ally.

Astrological advice

De Wohl returned to London and then came up with his proposal to examine the astrological advice being given to Hitler by Swiss stargazer Karl Ernst Krafft.

De Wohl claimed that as Hitler relied heavily on Krafft's predictions, which were based on mathematics surrounding birthdates, the British could gain a unique insight into his thinking if they knew the astrological advice he was receiving.
The plan appealed to some leading figures, including the Director of Naval Intelligence Admiral John Godfrey, who found Hitler's erratic strategic moves hard to work out. While his plan was enthusiastically embraced by member of SOE and the Political Warfare Executive, MI5 and MI6 were appalled."

Karl Ernst Krafft (10 May 1900 in Basel - 8 January 1945) was a prominent Swiss astrologer. He worked on the basis of astrology and graphology. Krafft was a brilliant young man with a genuine gift for figures and statistics, but his greatest love was the study of planets and astrology.

One of our senior officers comments that he cannot believe that anyone is going to re-employ this dangerous charlatan and confidence-trick merchant," a report from MI6 said. Another MI5 officer said none of de Wohl's predictions had come true, apart from his forecast of Italy's entry into the war, which he made when it was "quite patent to anybody with the slightest knowledge of international affairs". Historians now say that Hitler took no notice at all of astrological forecasts. All the released files can be viewed at the National Archives in Kew, west London.

Where will the Poisoned Dwarf strike next?

Where will the Poisoned Dwarf strike next?

“Now it can be told… The Poisoned Dwarf's relatives at Red Cell in the Philippines have been interfering with the course of justice! A Filipino judge who "claimed he could see into the future and admitted consulting imaginary mystic dwarfs" is asking to be reinstated after getting the sack for incompetence, Trial judge Florentino. Not surprisingly the Supreme Court's clinic declared that he was suffering from psychosis, although the court stopped short of calling him raving fucking mad. Rumors that Sir Gnomeship had got his Concorde out of mothballs have not been confirmed. I wonder if WPP has an office in Manila?

They're all over the fucking place!”

AdScam/The Horror - George Parker is an advertising creative consultant for over thirty years in the US, England, Sweden, France, Australia, New Zealand. He wrote a monthly column for AdWeek publication, TechnologyMarketing for nine years. Also written for Ad Age, Departures, New York Times and Rizzoli.

Florentino and the Mystic Dwarves

No it’s not a concept album from some weird prog rock group from the 1970s. Florentino Floro is a Filipino trial Judge based in Manila. The mystic dwarves are Armand, Luis and Angel, and they are alleged to have helped carry out healing sessions in Florentino’s chambers during breaks in the judge’s schedule.

Floro lost his appeal to keep his job as a judge, with the Supreme Court of the Philipppines ruling that dalliance with dwarves would erode the public’s esteem of the judiciary and make it an object of ridicule.

Floro claims he is the victim of injustice and is the patsy in this dwarf conspiracy. He has a six part video on purporting to be the true story.

Florentino and the Mystic Dwarves

Conchita Carpio-Morales meets Judge Floro and his 3 mystic dwarves

Return of Florentino V. Floro and the 3 dwarves

Conchita Carpio-Morales (born June 19, 1941) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She was appointed to the Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on September 3, 2002. She is married to Director Eugenio T. Morales, Jr. of the LTFRB, Lipa City, with whom she has 2 sons Eugenio III and Umberto.

August 29, 2003 Bended Knees Letter asking for Mercy from SC Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, with the August 29, 2002 picture of Judge Floro cursing Carpio's Paoay, Ilocos, Norte

Conchita was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte to the late Judge Lucas D. Carpio (Davao del Sur) and the late Maria Claudio Carpio. She graduated high school as valedictorian.

Justice Consuelo Ynares-Santiago The First Female Magistrate to Serve on All Courts, the Queen of Rich and Famous Justices Justice Austria-Martinez Retires due to lingering illness, incurable disease before mandatory age of retirementHRET 2008. The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) is chaired by Supreme Court Justice Consuelo Ynares-Santiago (seated center) with members (seated from left) Rep. Mauricio G. Domogan (Baguio, lone district), SC Justice Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez, SC Justice Conchita Carpio Morales, Rep. Fredenil H. Castro (Capiz, 2nd District), (standing from left) Rep. Roberto C. Cajes (Bohol, 2nd District), Rep. Justin Marc SB. Chipeco (Laguna, 2nd District), Rep. Solomon R. Chungalao (Ifugao, lone district), and Rep. Florencio T. Miraflores (Aklan, lone district).

Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales started her career in law in 1968 in a Manila law firm where she was Assistant Attorney up to 1971 when her former professor, then Secretary of Justice Vicente Abad Santos, took her in as a Special Assistant at the Department of Justice.

Supreme Court Diyos ng Faura, Justices Antonio T. Carpio and his cousin, Conchita Carpio-Morales with the Queen of Fame SC Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez

She worked for seven years at the Justice Department as assistant, lawyer, researcher, assistant special lawyer and finally senior state counsel before she became a judge.

Queen of Prosperity and Liberty, Supreme Court Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez (second from left) and Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) Chancellor Justice Ameurfina A. Melencio-Herrera cut the ceremonial ribbon, signifying the opening of the Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) Showcase held on April 13, 2007 at the Baguio City Hall of Justice. Looking on are (from L-R) Supreme Court Justices Conchita Carpio Morales and Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez.

Three presidents recognized her public service by appointing her to the Judiciary. President Ferdinand Marcos appointed her as a trial court judge in Pili, Camarines Sur. On November 4, 1986, President Corazon Aquino designated her as trial judge in Pasay City. In 1994, President Fidel Ramos appointed her to the Court of Appeals. Upon the unanimous endorsement of the members of the Judicial and Bar Council, she was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and was sworn to office on September 3, 2002. Until her appointment to the High Court, she headed the 7th Division of the Court of Appeals.

LUIS: Mark my word, they will regret it! Judge Florentino Floro

Justice Conchita Carpio Morales obtained a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of the Philippines and her Bachelor of Laws at that school's College of Law in 1968. She was a bar examiner in Legal Ethics in 2000. She was also conferred the Ulirang Ina Award for Law and the Judiciary by the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.

The Blue Robes, The Living Curse, Karma and Spell

Paoay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 23,117 people in 4,567 households. Perhaps the most prominent feature of the municipality is Paoay Lake. Legend has it that it was the site of a barangay filled with wicked people buried under feet of water after ignoring the warning of a mysterious old woman who came to the place. On the shores of the lake lies a mansion that belongs to the Marcoses.

LUIS: They will regret it! Imprecation under Psalms 109-73

Judge Floro at the majestic Paoay Church, on August 29, 2002

"From obscurity, my name and the three mystic dwarves became immortal" - Florentino Floro

The Paoay Church

The Paoay Church was built of coral blocks and stucco-plastered bricks. Its architecture is a unique combination of Baroque and Oriental. The materials used for the walls were a mixture of coral stone and bricks. Large coral stones were used at the lower level of the walls, while bricks, smaller and more manageable to transport, were used at the upper levels.

The mortar used for the coral stones and bricks points out the desire of the builders to make sure that the church stood against natural calamities. The stucco was said to have been made by mixing sand and lime with sugarcane juice, which were boiled with mango leaves, leather, and rice straw. The church is considered as one of the most striking edifices in the country with its huge buttresses flanking the sides and rear facade.

Viewed from the side, the giant buttresses look like huge volutes making the facade appear as a massive pediment rising from the ground. The facade is divided vertically by square pilasters that extend from the ground and all the way to the top of the pediment. The facade is also divided horizontally by cornices that extend all the way to the edges. The cornices extend to the sides of the church and wrap each buttresses around, adding attention and articulation to the massive side supports.

Judge Floro at the UN Heritage Paoay Cathedral, at the house of Don Lucas Carpio, SC Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, Paoay, Ilocos Norte, on August 29, 2002 and Vigan Cathedral, Ilocos Sur

The facade is complemented with a bell tower located at its right hand side. Bell towers are a very important element in the overall composition of colonial churches, both for its function and aesthetics. For practical purposes, belltowers were used as a communication device to the townspeople.

In the case of the Paoay bell tower, it also played, ironically, an explicit role in the lives of the Filipinos during the war. It has been said that the bell tower was used as an observation post by Katipuneros during the Philippine Revolution and by guerilleros during the Japanese occupation.