Friday, March 15, 2013

13-03-11 California: widespread corruption of bankers, attorneys, and judges - Dydzak's Petition for Extraordinary Writ to SCOTUS

13-03-11 Dydzak's SCOTUS Petition, asking for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor in re: widespread corruption of judges and attorney in California.

Among those named in the Petition: Bet Tzedek (The Los Angeles "House of Justice") and its current and former presidents Sandor Samuels and David Pasternak, also - Allan Rothenberg, USDC Judge Manuel Real... Also Kim Wardlaw. and DC Judges. Ron Branson's complaint is attached as an Exhibit vs Judge Manuel Real, as well as Propublica investigation of misconduct.

Sandor Samuels, David Pasternak, and Bet Tzedek are RICO ACT defendants in the original Complaint, and they feature prominently also in the Petition (see pages 36,62-63,8,95,101-106,161,253,261).

Bet Tzedek, its current president Sandor Samuels, and its former president David Pasternak also feature in numerous other complaints alleging racketeering.

[1] 3-03-11 Dydzak's SCOTUS Petition, asking for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor in re: widespread corruption of judges and attorney in California.
[2] Streamlining Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud, or How Sandor Samuels became Mr Jewish Justice

13-03-16 Tel Aviv: Another shooting incident at the Namir-Monument Social Protest encampment

Tel Aviv, March 16, 2:40am - on the night between Friday and Saturday, repeat of events that took place two weeks ago - the car stopped at the curb and shot fireworks at close range into the Social Protest encampment.
The event was reported immediately to the Tel-Aviv Center, Yarkon District Station, which issued Event #124.  
Police arrived and insisted that there was nothing they could do.
Based on the license plate reported last time, police said it was a green Honda.
[1] March 2, 2013 events on blog [English]:
[2] March 3, 2013 Complaint File #107269/2013  , filed with the Tel Aviv Center, Yarkon District Police Station [Hebrew]

The perpetrators leaving the scene.  Police said it was a green Honda, based on the license plate reported last time: 8307906

Casing of the fireworks explosives used this time.  Last time the shooting was by fireworks pistols, casings of which were collected and photographed.

13-03-15 Hello world!

3/15 @ 9:17 : Israel, IL
3/15 @ 7:58 : Redmond, Washington, US
3/15 @ 7:42 : Goleta, California, US
3/15 @ 7:39 : Chicago, Illinois, US
3/15 @ 7:00 : San Marcos, California, US
3/15 @ 6:55 : Hyattsville, Maryland, US
3/15 @ 5:49 : Los Angeles, California, US
3/15 @ 4:33 : New York, New York, US
3/15 @ 2:14 : San Francisco, California, US
3/15 @ 6:11 : Los Angeles, California, US

13-03-15 US banks are hooked on drugs!

According to the UN Commissioner on Crime Prevention, absent the cash flow from drug money laundering, the US financial system would have collapsed in 2009.  For US banks, laundering of narco-dollars is no longer a casual habit, but a survival skill.  jz
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Elizabeth Warren Confronts the Atrocity of Drug Money Laundering by Big Banks

Americans have been waiting for a politician like Warren for nearly a century.

Heavens to Betsy. Sen. Elizabeth Warren leapt from the gate of her first term pummeling Ben Bernanke on too-big-to-fail financial institutions. Then she demanded to know why American banks were never brought to trial. Finally, last Thursday, looking for all the world like a school principal called to sort out teenage hooligans, she queried regulators as to why HSBC bankers who launder money for drug lords and terrorists should go free. Quoth the senator:
"If you're caught with an ounce of cocaine, the chances are good you're going to jail. If it happens repeatedly, you may go to jail for the rest of your life. But evidently, if you launder nearly a billion dollars for drug cartels and violate our international sanctions, your company pays a fine and you go home and sleep in your own bed at night.”

13-03-14 Putting FATCA in context - spying on US citizens banking at home and abroad...

FATCA has nothing to do with tax collection and everything to do with data collection on US citizens abroad, to match similar programs implemented on US citizens at home. jz


Exclusive: U.S. plans to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.
The proposed plan represents a major step by U.S. intelligence agencies to spot and track down terrorist networks and crime syndicates by bringing together financial databanks, criminal records and military intelligence. The plan, which legal experts say is permissible under U.S. law, is nonetheless likely to trigger intense criticism from privacy advocates.
Financial institutions that operate in the United States are required by law to file reports of "suspicious customer activity," such as large money transfers or unusually structured bank accounts, to Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
The Federal Bureau of Investigation already has full access to the database. However, intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, currently have to make case-by-case requests for information to FinCEN.
The Treasury plan would give spy agencies the ability to analyze more raw financial data than they have ever had before, helping them look for patterns that could reveal attack plots or criminal schemes.
The planning document, dated March 4, shows that the proposal is still in its early stages of development, and it is not known when implementation might begin.

13-03-14 Chief Clerk of the Haifa, Israel, Magistrate Court refuses to certify his own Court's decisions…

Chief Clerk Israel Hen refuses to certify the orders of his own court, and also refuses to provide a copy of his lawful appointment record. Implementation of the latest generation of case management systems in the Israeli courts over the past decade involved invalid implementation of electronic signatures and undermining of the offices of the clerks of the courts.  Consequently, the clerks of the Israeli courts fail to be lawfully appointed, and refuse to certify court records. Sarah Lifschitz has occupied the office of the Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court for a decade with no lawful appointment record, and likewise the Chief Clerks of the District Courts.  The Haifa Magistrate court is the latest case documented. Over the past decade, under the tenure of Presiding Justices Aharon Barak and Dorit Beinisch of the Supreme Court, the Israeli courts experienced unprecedented corruption. Similar process took place in the US courts with the implementation of PACER and CM/ECF a couple of decades earlier.  Digital administration of the courts with no lawful offices of the clerks brings the courts back to the late middle ages.  The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council concluded – "A court that refuses to certify its own records is certified corrupt".
 [pics] Implementation of new, fraudulent electronic record systems in the Israeli courts was launched under the tenure of former Chief Justice Aharon Barak, and completed under the tenure of former Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch.

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Jerusalem, March 14 – in a visit to the office of Chief Clerk Israel Hen of the Haifa Magistrate Court, Joseph Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert (NGO) requested a copy of the docket of court file (1829-06-10), where he had been previously permitted to inspect individual court papers, but denied access to  the docket.  In addition, a copy was requested of a signed motion paper, where previously only an unsigned, undated paper was received, which failed to show the date of its filing.  After leaving his request letter with the office secretary, Dr Zernik was called back and asked to meet Chief Clerk Israel Hen.
Mr Hen expressed his dismay of Dr Zernik's requests. Dr Zernik had previously requested the certification by the Chief Clerk of court decisions, the certificates of service of court decisions in the same file, and a copy of the appointment letter of Mr Israel Hen as Chief Clerk of the Haifa Court.  Mr Hen added that he fully understood what Dr Zernik was doing – "collecting materials to build a case".  Mr Hen also added that he had no intention of responding on Dr Zernik's recent requests.
The case of Mr Israel Hen and the Haifa Magistrate Court are not unique:
·         Ms Sarah Lifschitz, "Chief Clerk" of the Israeli Supreme Court refuses to certify the Supreme Court's decisions, and also refuses to produce her appointment record.
·         Ms Kobi Bleich, "Chief Clerk" of the Tel Aviv District Court refuses to certify the Tel Aviv District Court's decisions, and also refuses to produce his appointment record.
·         The Israeli office of Administration of Courts denied a request, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, pertaining to the appointment record of "Chief Clerk" Sarah Lifschitz of the Supreme Court, claiming exemption for "records of internal deliberations".
·         The Israeli office of Administration of Courts refused to respond in any way on request, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, pertaining to the appointment record of the "Chief Clerks" of the District Courts.
The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), detailing large-scale fraud in the electronic record systems of the Israeli courts, was incorporated into the 2013 Human Rights report of the HRC with a note referring to "lack of integrity of the electronic records of the Supreme Court, the district courts and the detainees courts in Israel".
The new electronic record systems of the Israeli courts involved invalid implementation of electronic signatures and undermining of the authority and accountability of the clerks of the courts for integrity of court records. Accordingly, falsification/fabrication/fibulation of court records by judges was exposed over the past couple of years by Deputy Presiding Judge Vardah AlSheik of the Tel Aviv District Court and by Judge Hilah Cohen of the Haifa District Court. Falsification of court records by Judge Hagai Brenner in the Tel Aviv District Court was exposed in the case of self-immolated social protest activist Moshe Silman.
The new Israeli electronic record systems were developed and implemented by two large US-based corporations –IBM and EDS. According to the Israeli State Ombudsman's Report (60b, 2010) the project was developed and implemented in violation of the  law of the State of Israel.
The Israeli systems are modeled after similar systems, which had been implemented in the US courts a couple of decades earlier – PACER and CM/ECF – which share the same fraudulent features.  Both in the US and Israel, one of the first noticeable effects of such massive corruption of the courts and the justice system is failing banking regulation.
Through the undermining of the offices of the clerks of the courts, both the US and Israeli courts regressed to medieval times, when falsification of court records was rampant.

[1] 13-02-19 In re: RSZ (1829-06-10) in the Haifa Magistrate Court - Request for certificates of service of court decisions
[2] 13-02-24 In re: RSZ (1829-06-10) in the Haifa Magistrate Court - Request for certification of court decisions by Chief Clerk Israel Hen and production of his appointment record
[3] 13-03-10 In RE: RSZ (1829-06-10 ) in the Magistrate Court, Haifa - Letter to Chief Clerk Israel Hen, in RE - Inspection of Court File Records (unsigned motion paper, docket)
[4] 12-05-10 Human Right Alert,  Appendix I to Submission; 15th UPR - State of Israel - "Integrity, or lack thereof, of the electronic record systems of the courts of the State of Israel"

[5] 12-12-06 PRESS RELEASE Self-immolated, social protest activist Moshe Silman and implementation of electronic records (Net HaMishpat) in the Tel-Aviv District Court
[6] 12-04-10 The Judge Alsheikh Affair – “Reconstructed Transcript” in the Tel-Aviv District Court _ Globe
[7] 05-08-14 Judge Hila Cohen set to step down _ Haaretz
[8] Zernik, J, Large-scale fraud in US court records is linked to failing banking regulation _ OpEdNews

Joseph Zernik, PhD
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Human Rights Alert (NGO)   
* United States - the 2010 submission of Human Rights Alert to the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations was reviewed and incorporated in the official HRC Professional Staff Report with a note referring to “corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California.”  
[1] 10-10-01 United Nations Human Rights Council Records for 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States, where Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission was incorporated with a note referring to "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California."
* State of Israel  - the 2013 submission of Human Rights Alert to the HRC, was incorporated into the HRC Staff Report with a note, referring to "the lack of integrity of the electronic record systems of the Supreme Court, District Court and Detainees Courts in Israel."
[1] 12-05-10 Appendix I to Human Right Alert's Submission; 15th UPR - State of Israel: "Integrity, or lack thereof, of the electronic record systems of the courts of the State of Israel"
11-12-10 Where should Occupy go next? Civil Disobedience in the footsteps of Thoreau and Gandhi!
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12-06-08 Courts and Judges as racketeering enterprises under RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) - key element in the current financial crisis
Secede! The US in its current form is simply unmanageable...
12-01-01 Secession - A Smart Business Move!
Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights! 
Take away justice, then, and what are governments but great bandit bands?
Saint Augustine, Civitas Dei (City of God,4.4) 

13-03-15 US Supreme Court Has Trashed and Rewritten Our Constitution

6 Ways the US Supreme Court Has Trashed and Rewritten Our Constitution

What a sorry state the Supreme Court is in, with a creep like Scalia attacking the Voting Rights Act as a “phenomenon that is called racial entitlement.”
O tenderest of mercies! The right to speak one’s mind freely, the right to question and challenge—upon which all other rights are hinged!
1. “Corporate Personhood”
The first attack came almost two hundred years ago in 1819, as the Industrial Revolution was beginning to spin serious wheels in the budding Empire. Blacks picked cotton in the South and the mills hummed in Lowell, Mass., and other river-blessed locations in the North. It was a hundred years after Newcomen’s steam engine, and less than two decades after Fulton’s steamboat would once again spur our westward expansion. Given such multifactoral impetus, and its own proclivity—established by Marshall—to oversight, how could our Supreme Court restrain its worst intentions?
And so it declared, in “Trustees of Dartmouth College vs Woodward,” the principle of “corporate personhood.” The Court was essentially restating the 14th Amendment, but now equating the “rights” of corporations to be as free as real, live, human beings from any State’s denial of “equal protection” under the laws within its jurisdiction.
Of course, this 14th Amendment “equal protection” did not apply to cotton-picking slaves, “Indian savages,” women, etc.! And that’s the assault on our national consciousness and conscience. And we have lived with that assault for nearly two centuries!
2. “Fire in a Crowded Theater”
Fast forward exactly 1 century. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. is now Chief Justice, and the “budding Empire” is now fully fledged, not content with spreading its eagle-wings over its own continent, but, since the Monroe Doctrine, having declared its hegemony over the Western hemisphere, tightening such with the Spanish-American war—the result of which sees it slaughtering hundreds of thousands of Filipinos when they declare their own right to “freedom of speech” and an independent republic!
Up to my own boyhood in New York City, Oliver Wendell Holmes’ father’s poem, “Old Ironsides,” was still standard 9th grade fare. They say the acorn doesn’t fall far from the oak, and we may discern something of his son’s patriotic fervor in his father’s bombastic poem about an a War of 1812 ship about to be scuttled. Here’s the middle stanza:
Her deck, once red with heroes' blood, Where knelt the vanquished foe,
When winds were hurrying o'er the flood, And waves were white below,
No more shall feel the victor's tread, Or know the conquered knee;--
The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the sea!
The “hero’s blood” with which Oliver, Jr. wanted to anoint the world, the “victor’s tread” he wanted to protect, belonged to those doughboys drafted to fight Mr. Wilson’s “War To End All Wars.” A group of peacniks had tried to exercise their freedom of speech by distributing flyers opposed to the draft. When the case of “Schenck v. the United States” came before the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Holmes argued in favor of abridging free speech, asserting:
“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater and causing a panic. [...] The question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.”
Thus, Holmes provides us two salient phrases in one short paragraph: “shouting fire in a theater” and “clear and present danger.”
Defenders of Holmes like to underline the word “falsely” to excuse their man’s unsubtle attack on our First Amendment. I think they miss the point. Is the distribution of anti-war material really analogous to “falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater?” One could argue that the peace cadets were actually trying to prevent or contain the fire that was then enveloping the world! Further, the “clear and present danger” was already there—it was called the Great War!
Fifty years later, during another unnecessary war (as almost all wars are—despite the pageantry and rhetoric), the Supreme Court at least tempered Holmes’ imperious judgment in the case of Brandenburg v. Ohio, limiting “banned speech” to the incitation of “imminent lawless action.” Of course, a lot of damage had been done in the meantime. Free speech had been suppressed, and generations had come and gone censoring themselves and others.
3. Plessy v. Ferguson
Another time the Supreme Court actually followed Spike Lee’s general advice to “do the right thing” was in 1954 with “Brown v. Board of Education.” Once again, the Justices were actually correcting the myopic vision of their predecessors’ decision in the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson, with its “separate but equal” gobbledygook about schools for folks with white skin and for other folks with black. In my childhood, I remember driving through the South with my parents, seeing numerous billboards with the injunction, “Impeach Earl Warren!” Warren’s infamously “liberal” court had had the effrontery to unanimously aver that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Even as an 8-year old I could see the logic in that! But now, I wonder: how many 8-year olds had gone to school for nearly 60 years and never even knew they were being educated and indoctrinated in a system that would not recognize their essential equality? And what did “freedom of speech” mean in those segregated schools where teachers and administrators were enjoined to follow the Supreme Court sanctioned script? How many ardent voices were stifled and lost because the script was rotten… and “the law of the land”?
4. Violent Video Games
Let’s move on to the past couple of years.
Writing for The New York Times on June 28, 2011, critic Seth Schiesel cheered: "It is now the law of the United States that video games are art. It is now the law of the United States that video games are a creative, intellectual, emotional form of expression and engagement, as fundamentally human as any other."
In the case of “Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association,” June, 2011, writing for the five justices in the majority, Antonin Scalia cogitated:
“Like the protected books, plays and movies that preceded them, video games communicate ideas—and even social messages—through many familiar literary devices (such as characters, dialogue, plot and music) and through features distinctive to the medium (such as the player’s interaction with the virtual world. That suffices to confer First Amendment protection.”
Here’s another example of our First Amendment being whacked… and stretched to fit the model first postulated by Marshall’s court back in 1819; i.e., that corporations are entitled—yes, that word, “entitlement”—entitled to the same protections as “persons” under the First Amendment. And that means, entitled to make as much money from susceptible kids as is humanly—or corporately—possible.
Whether “Grand Theft Auto” should be placed in the same category as “The Outline of History” (books), “Hamlet” (plays) or “Casablanca” (movies) is a fine point Justice Scalia seems unwilling to consider. (Porn violence, shouldn’t it more properly be placed with “Debbie Does Dallas”?)
Here’s another example of a SCOTUS decision which one hopes a much more rational, real, live people-serving Court will overturn (sooner rather than later). I’ll use Schiesel’s words from his pro-decision article to make some counterpoints. (And, not to poison the well too much, let’s recall that Mr. Schiesel works for one of the largest and most powerful news corporations in the world!). Thus,
“Monday’s decision invalidated a California law intended to regulate the sale of violent video games to children. As someone who plays hundreds of hours of violent video games every year, I certainly recognize that many are extremely inappropriate for children. It would be unconscionable to allow a young child to sit through, much less control, the gory scenes in some games, just as it would be to let them watch an R-rated “torture porn” film.
“With a game like “Grand Theft Auto IV,” set in a satirice rendition of New York City, there are certainly 16-year-olds who will do nothing but embark on wild virtual crime sprees. … That doesn’t mean that game retailers should sell anything to anyone. The game industry has adopted an internal ratings and enforcement system that is at least as effective as the similarly private and voluntary system for Hollywood films. It is only responsible that any media industry give parents thorough information about the violence and sexual content of its products.
“But as the court ruled on Monday, deciding just what ideas children may be exposed to is not the proper role of government.”
To which one feels compelled to respond to Messrs. Schiesel and Scalia—as Joseph Welch responded to the demagogue McCarthy during the infamous Congressional witch-hunt of 1954: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
Is this not one of the great myths of our Corporatocracy, allowing for the mangling of our First Amendment: “As the Court ruled on Monday, deciding just what ideas children may be exposed to is not the proper role of government”? Actually, is our government not constantly deciding what ideas our children may be exposed to from the first time they pledge allegiance to the flag, to the books they read throughout public school?
The plain fact is, those kids most in need of “parental guidance” are the ones least likely to get it! (Let’s recall Newtown’s Adam Lanza, for example, holed up in his basement, saturating his tortured mind with the bizarre, violent, blood-letting of “Grand Theft Auto,” etc.) But, in a world as skewed as ours, the rights of “corporate persons” to make tons of money by mind-raping kids trumps the rights of flesh-and-blood persons to protect their children from garbage videos, garbage food, garbage pharmaceuticals, etc.
5. Corporations United
All of which leads up to the “Citizens United” decision of 2012.
All that is necessary to correct most of the problems of the world, said Confucius, is “to rectify the names.” In which case, I submit, the name of this perverse decision be changed to “Corporations United.”
If Marshall’s court declared in 1819 that corporations were entitled to the same rights and privileges guaranteed to persons under the Fourteenth Amendment, then “Citizens United” took matters one step further and stressed what every American already knows: Money talks! With the same sort of twisted logic the Court applied in Plessy v. Ferguson (“separate, but equal”), we now have the Court affirming that those with the most loot can game the system, stack the deck, purchase the biggest bullhorn (the glitziest TV ads, etc.) while maintaining that beloved fiction of “one person, one vote”!
Basically, the Court struck down provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 that had prohibited corporations and unions from spending on “electioneering communications.” (Nice touch to add “unions” there! One wonders if all the unions in America could match the buying power of one giant corporation!)
The sagacious Justice Stevens led the four “liberal” dissenters to the majority opinion. In a 90-page dissent, Stevens averred that the ruling “threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation. … A democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold.”
That pretty much cans the cant: “laws are being bought and sold”!
6. The Voting Rights Act
The sixth instance of Court defilement is not yet a “case,” merely a “review.” But, one must wonder: with glaring, documented examples of “voter suppression” in the 2012 election, why would the Court train its beagle eyes on the Voting Rights Act of 1965—perhaps the best achievement of the Johnson Administration?
Once again, Justice Antonin S. has put himself out front of the pack. He wonders about the “phenomenon that is called racial entitlement.”
There’s that loaded word again—“entitlement.” It seems that, in the Court’s purview, protecting a people’s right to freedom of speech and assembly—manifesting most fundamentally in their right to vote—is some sort of suspect “entitlement.” But, a corporation’s right to spend multi-millions on “electioneering”—that is not an “entitlement,” that is protected under our First Amendment!
The timing here is one “phenomenon” that seems to have eluded Mr. Scalia. As The Washington Post noted: “The challenge to Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act was launched two years ago, and the court added it to its docket just days after an energized minority electorate played a critical role in the reelection of President Obama, the nation’s first African American president.”
It’s well past time to exercise our First Amendment to speak out against the abuses and myopia of our very flawed Supreme Court!
Gary Corseri has taught in US public schools and prisons, and at US and Japanese universities. His prose and poems have appeared at The Smirking Chimp, DissidentVoice, Global Research, The New York Times, CounterPunch, The Village Voice, CommonDreams and hundreds of other periodicals and websites worldwide. His dramas have been produced on Atlanta-PBS, and he has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum. He has published books of poetry, the Manifestations literary anthology (edited), and the novels, A Fine Excess and Holy Grail, Holy Grail. He can be contacted

13-03-15 US: Misc news of the abuse - cops beat people who film them

according to US law, the people are permitted to photograph policemen on duty.  Usually the issue is filming police while they are abusing their power.  The typical response by police - more abuse and violence against the photographers.  jz


WATCH: Cop Assaults And Arrests Woman For Videotaping

This gets pretty intense.
Just another day in Police State U.S.A.  The assault begins at 55 seconds.
A thug Connecticut cop assaults a woman for having the gumption to film him, and not back down when he demands that she turn off her camera.
The video was uploaded to Youtube Feb. 21.  Nothing is known about this incident except that it took place in Connecticut (you can see a sticker at the bus stop).  This particular punk, thug, intellectuially-challenged police officer obviously doesn't know the law, and apparently was at the donut shop when Eric Holder issued his ruling.

Here's the law:

DOJ: 'It Is Legal To Photograph And Film The Police'

Bonus clip:
Cop beats man in wheelchair.  This is intense.