Couch Court Audio & “ORDERS”

If you have been following the freedom couch situation, you may be interested in the following information. First is “justice” Burke’s explanation for his triple contempt of court ruling against me, called an “ORDER ON DEFENDANT’S CONTEMPT” (.PDF) Second, is his “FURTHER ORDER ON CONTEMPT: FINE PAYMENT ORDER” (.PDF). Despite the fact that I just spent the weekend in jail, which was originally supposed to be in lieu of fine payment, he still demands payment of a $120 fine or 10 hours community service. I have decided that the final card I’m going to play in all of this is to make one last offer. I will offer to pay $240 to the Keene Community Kitchen if Burke’s agency will accept that as satisfaction of the fine payment. Will he be feeling charitable? I’ll let you know what he decides.

Finally, here is audio from the majority of the behind-closed-doors trial that was forced upon me. Sorry I didn’t get the entire thing. I began the recording as the couch enforcer/prosecutor was testifying. By this point, Burke had already slapped me with a second 30 day sentence for “contempt of court” for refusing to answer a question about my “legal name”.

Thank you again to everyone who supported me in so many different ways! To those who would critique me saying I didn’t go far enough for their liking, to them I say, “I look forward to your arrival here in New Hampshire so you can show us how it’s done.” I’d say the same to those complaining I should have picked a better battle. (Of course, I didn’t pick this, the government people did, but I digress.)

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  1. Oh the judge is not going to like this. What? An "insignificant" come up with an intelligent idea. Why no! The state knows better. "We must have your so called money to keep us all in the lifestyle we have become accustomed."

    Good luck Ian but do not be surprised if the judge throws another hissy fit over this.

    As for the judge, i suggest u talk this over with your wife. Perhaps she can talk some sense into you now that you seem to have caved to the "old boys club".

  2. Why does the first order say that you're sentenced to TWO 30 day jail terms. not three? Had the third one not stuck yet because he hadn't "completed the process"?

  3. Listening to the audio, Burke gets 1 point for his questioning of the enforcer.

    He still loses any and all points for freaking out, including but not limited to the point that he gained in aforementioned questioning.

  4. It is always better when the battle comes to you.

    I already told you that I took a little crap a few years ago from some of my libertarian friends for fighting a window tint violation, they basically said the same thing, that it wasn't worth the battle.

    My question to those who say you should have chosen a better battle is: What are you supposed to do, fight the government when you go protest the IRS, but then bow down without protest when they come after you over something else? To me that doesn't make any sense at all.

  5. Wow. This is amazing. You did awesome, Ian. Awesome! I'm too tired to think clearly now, so maybe I'll comment later. But wow.

  6. This is John Galt speaking:

    The audio of Ian's "secret trial" can be very valuable to liberty activists in future cases in front of the cash register court.

    The judge said what he wouldn't listen to. This defense was sloppily branded as "political speech" by the judge. Assuming another judge will also tow the state line considering a similar defense, any future case can tweak the language a bit, and present defense evidence the judge has to listen to.

    What Ian said was very good stuff if people can listen to and learn from it, as it will become a valuable tool to help restore freedom to the area.

    With Liberty,

    John Galt

  7. Interesting that the judge admits that he hasn't the authority to remove the couch only the authority to find you guilty and fine you? Ok then what if you pay the fine or/and do the time and still allow the couch to remain? One better. If a person is approved indigent and has a PD assigned, 1) he hasn't the funds to pay the fine if found guilty of violating an adminstrative statute, does jail or community service time 2)Since the court hasn't the authority to remove the "condition" and it continues to exist, does the process begin again? Complaint, ticket, not guilty request for PD and approval, trial, fine yadda yadda?

  8. Look carefully at those two contempt order PDFs. Notice the cryptic abbreviation "SS" after the word "Chesire" in the upper left-hand corner of the first page of each order. "SS" stands for "secret session," which indicates that this proceeding was technically an administrative United Nations tribunal convened under the authority of international FreeMasonry. As soon as they called Ian's name and he responded he waived all his constitutional rights. In fact there is some uncertainty as to whether everyone who even entered the "court" room that day has permanently waived all constitutional rights.

    All judges and lawyers know about the secret "SS" abbreviation on court documents, but they are sworn to secrecy and will not tell a member of the public what it means. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

  9. And look for the yellow fringe on the flag and whether or not they called out your name in ALL CAPS. Don't we have enough problems getting them to abide by the "law" let alone bringing up crap like "secret SS abbreviation" codes?

  10. YO! MR. "FRINGE GOLDBERG": I'm sure we've all heard that "S.S."= "secret session" crap. Got any citations or references? Any evidence, or proof? If you do, please post it here. Otherwise, the simple truth shall stand. "S.S." means "State Surety", which simply means that jumanjiville/kangaroo court gets it's statutory authority from the State of NH(nude hampsters)….c'mon, FRINGE, whacha' got???….

  11. I think Mr. Goldberg was writing more than a little tongue in cheek.

    "ss" is an abbreviation for scilicet, which means "namely" or "specifically". It is commonly used after the name of the county in court documents and conveyances. You will see, "State of New Hampshire", followed by "Cheshire, ss" which means "Cheshire specifically."

  12. same question, Curt. what's your source for "scilicet"???…

  13. You could have clicked the word in my last posting, or just CLICK HERE.

  14. …that does *NOT* answer the question, Curt. Sure, "" defines the *word*, but doesn't follow with how or why it's on *Cheshire County*, or other State of NH legal documents….YOU'RE "o 4 1", so far, Curt. Please try again…

  15. I thought it was obvious. The purpose is to say where something took place, be it a court order or a notary acknowledging a signature on a deed. The format is state followed by county. I don't know why it isn't city or town followed by state. That's just the way it is. So if you see

    State of New Hampshire

    Cheshire, ss

    It means that something was done in Cheshire County in the State of NH.

    I don't know why they don't just say "Cheshire County" or come up with some abbreviation like "Cheshire Cty."

    Sometimes you will see a document where they dispense with "ss" and just write "County of Cheshire".

    I used to think that "ss" was literally an abbreviation for "county". But about a year ago I signed a deed for a conservation easement that had "County of Rockingham, ss". I had received a draft of the deed before signing, and I objected to this, saying that it was silly and redundant, meaning "County of Rockingham County." The lawyer said it wasn't, and that caused me to look up "ss" to find that it means "namely" or "specifically."


  16. OK?. No. You're still evading the real question, Curt. Yes, you've proved that you've got some slick computer skills. Way beyond my own. But you've yet to even begin to answer the question of "where/when/how/why" that "ss" apperas. Also, I've only ever seen it in upper-case, w/periods, like this: " S.S." You've now said that it can also appear either lower or upper case, with or without periods. Given the great historical & 'net searches that you've done so far, can't you find out the answers to the above questions?…(Oh, & I don't know why, maybe my screw-up, but some of my posts here today came onscreen as being from " 8 ". I don't know why. Anyway….

  17. I looked up some deeds and it appears that the convention is , ss.

    Re being '8', I think we all knew it was you. You have a certain style that nobody can imitate.

  18. …gee, thanks, Curt, i like you, too!…~e~…(*grin*)…PS: I think I'll go with that "ss"…assuming anything else is a meaningless, minor stylistic variation….

  19. My favorite part of the order contempt:

    "When some persons consider themselves immune to the application of court orders, and defy those orders in the presence of others who abide by them, the very authority of the Court is undermined"

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