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RE: Alaskan Father with 9 1/2 YO son kidnapped from me.
I fell off a roof 10 years ago; had a head-on car crash at 60MPH; and a stroke / TBI 9based on an MRI diagnosis a couple months ago. Those three hits( that would KILL an average man), left me with significant reading, comprehension, writing, verbal communication and memory deficits. I have tried, and failed , to attempt to learn how to file motions, and appear in court as my own attorney pro-se. My monthly income from Social Security is $600 per month...the public defender is swamped with criminal cases and could not devote the time necessary to my absolute need to be represented in this matter, rather than fail due to the above disabilities. (Once more, NO attorney in Juneau, Alaska will take this case). In addition to being incapable of filing motions without assistance, my son's last words to me were, "...my grandma hates you, mom hates you, and I hate you". This proclamation really tore me up...almost broke my spirit
This was a SHORT 24 hours after arriving at the airline gate, telling everyone at the gate, "This is my Dad...he is the most fun, friendly and GREATEST DAD I THE WORLD." My son voluntarily wanted to visit for 2 MONTHS ; Canyon's mind set, changing from ADULATION to HATRED in less than 12 hours circumstantially suggests sabotage that MUST have been catalyzed by the grandmother during one of her ten(in one day) phone calls. Both the mother and grandmother have verbally expressed they DO HATE ME for my accident and subsequent disability; further, I have heard both women express their hatred of me to my son. I suspect the poor boy has indoctrinated and programmed to consider me in this negative perception over the term of his lifetime isolation with the "relatives" who first kidnapped him. Incidentally, I called the FBI to ask the enforce the Federal Child Relocation and Notification Act violated by the mother in disappearing with Canyon for nearly a decade. I was told by the agent on the phone that, although it is a federal law under their jurisdiction, they do not have the manpower to enforce this law which applies to perhaps millions of parents.
Following the "sabotage" of my enthusiastically and flattering anticipation of a 2 month visit CANYON WANTED after being with me the year before (2011) WITH PERTUSSIS, the "blind-sided" and certainly PLANNED sabotage of what both women refer to as "last year's failed visit", I was demoralized, angry, and poisoned by my broken brain's obsession with this NO-WIN situation. For better (or likely for worse), I wrote those women that I never want to see or speak to them again, EVER!!! However, I can assure you, this mother would NEVER give up her $250.00 per month child support, nor cooperate with me in any fashion to just "get out of their lives" as it seems obvious their long term plan is...they will milk me for EVERY PENNY until the latest day possible just to make my low-income life as difficult as possible. The family is wealthy...the grandmother's brother is a corporate oligarch in NW Washington and provides considerable support to Canyon;s mother, (his niece). I do not like to play my disability card, but three terrible brain injury accidents have left me INCAPABLE of pursuing this myself. In Alaska, my $21,000 annual disability income is "over income limits", and disqualifies me for any assistance from legal aid, family law center, guardian ad lidem, etc. Without legal counsel, the court system here offers NO assistance filing motions or filling out forms. I can barely read, write, or comprehend the protocol for the law; appearing with nothing but my story I am sharing with you in hopes of a viable and implementable solution, will merely result in my appearance, (without motions and strategy) will just result in my being refused attention to my son's critical situation. He is only 9 1/2, the poor kid has been brainwashed to HATE me, HIS FATHER, a guy who was a public school teacher, and has successfully reared 2 other children who are happy, successful (in that they love their lives). I am SERIOUSLY worried that, without my trained guidance, Canyon is already and "at-risk youth"...and I cannot help him because of my income. That is why, with no community support, and this service appearing (no prejudice intended) to be unable to offer me CONCRETE solutions and representation, my damaged brain will obsess, fall into suicidal depression, and result in my death, putting my poor son at risk of suicide himself. That is why I see not alternative but to "walk away' from THIS UNTENABLE SITUATION AND BEGIN HEALING MY BROKEN SPIRIT. F. Scott Fitzgerald once quoth, "...Nohting will destroy a man so thoroughly as losing his son." So, ter it is...is there anyone in your consortium who could refer me to an Alaskan attorney who would take this on? I have a paid f house that could help support this effort...however, because the grandmother was powerful in Juneau at one time ( she was head of Division of Elections), and, like Sarah Palin, has a reputation for revenge on anyone who opposes her. Therefore, no Juneau attorney will take this case. Since I feel "hung out to dry, I have lived in Juneau fro 50 years, and between summer punishing me with missing my son's visits, and no community support to become involved with my son and TRY to help him make good choices in life, I just feel my only option is to walk away from him and his matriarch, as well as to leave this town and these horrid memories behind.
Thank you for your additional information. I did nothing to deserve such a bad rating, since I did not put you in the situation you are in and do not deserve to have your frustrations taken out on me. All I can do is provide you the information based on what the laws are and I cannot change your facts for you I am afraid (although I wish I could do so).If you are on SSDI, you can also apply for child support (dependent's benefits) which would be paid to the mother for support of the child and would also be applied or credited towards your monthly child support payment and would reduce what you have to pay out of pocket (which is an alternative for you and you can contact SSA and apply for dependent's benefits if you have not already done so and once you get those benefits you would file a motion with the court to reduce your out of pocket payments based on the SSDI dependent's benefits). You need to call the Alaska bar and explain your disability and seek a pro bono attorney to assist you with this in the area.
Is that better! This rating system SUCKS...my rating is not a reflection on you or your advice as far as you can go...however, put yourself in my place...I am a broke-dick guy whose misfortune has left me BROKEN financially also, and HELPLESS in my efforts to help my son. HE WILL BECOME A SOCIOPATHIC CRIMINAL...I just find this system, and this country, PATHETIC IN having NO RELIEF for a child in such a situation.
and you just don;t know what being well educated ( I have a Doctorate in Geology, but it is useless with my pre-school brain) then having an accident does to my psyche since, life as I knew it, IS OVER>>>GONE>
If I were still at University, I would hire the toughest, junk-yard-dog Family Lawyer from Anchorage if I had to in order to fight those wicked witches. However, because my income is a couple thousand bucks over the poverty reate (in Caifornia, it is 40,000 FOR A SINGLE MAN, and Alaska is certainly as expensive as Ju beau wher ALL food and freight has to arrive by barge r plane. So,, my rating was not a reflection on your counsel to me today, but that it still lacks a SOLUTION...I NEED A SOLUTION to save a boy smothered by the hatred of two evil dowagers.
So, thanks , but I am just going to place an ad in Craigslist and ask around this little town, and try to find a professional with compassionate care for a little kid who is, as far as I am concerned, a victim of two crazy bitches child abuse...I mean, stealing first born son from his father...of course I am going crazy. So here is your top rating, without prejudice...just please don't face off to me...of course this situation is largely my fault, but this war has been so vicious for so long, a Federal law was broken and "the man" just says, "too bad." Put yourself in my place, broke brained, furious, with no relief but to do something CRAZY, make national news, and end up locked up for ice...NO THANKS. Sorry,, but poor Canyon WILL become criminal Canyon, and YOUR HOUSE might be his target someday. I am trying, with, essentially, NO INCOME,
to throw a life line to my son, while everyone else on this friggin' boat called Alaska just keeps on fishing, laughing, and blowing this off. God damn right I ampissed about the situation I got myself into when I had sex with the mother...the worst mistake of my life.
Thanks Paul...I am not really sizzling...this has been going on for years, and to tell you the truth, I am just worn out and ready to return to South Africa where I enjoy the year round summer, and work with the Rangers in game parks to "control" rhinoceros and elephant poaching gangs. so, I am serious about wanting to sell my home of 40 years and blow this one horse town. I have met with EVERY attorney in this town, and If there is a pro bono program through the Alaska Bar Assn., no one her ein Juneau is participating, at least with me. You must understand, this JUNEAU may be the capitol, but it is essentially a little village. When I was a lettered educator, Any lawyer in this town would help me with this...both because I was a well-to=do clinet, but also because I was an emotionally level, fun and easy to deal with person. The reason no one will represent me is not linked to money so much as my personality...now that my brai is trashed, I am no longer the cool collected guy I used to be, and these former "friends" in the legal club have blown me off. I am tired of calling the approx 100 lawyers in tis town and never getting a return to my calls...hell, even the secretaries dn't like hearing from me. It certainly is not my chice to be an emotional powder keg, and ...believe it...I DON;T LIKE DEALING WITH ME EITHER....oh hell, I tried everything now I can think of, so it sounds like I just have to get over it...OH...by the way, the law library ONCE would have been a good solution...when five paralegals worked i n the place...NOW, the richest state in the union, Alaska, wastes money on projects such as( perhaps you have heard) multi hundreds of millions bridges to NOWHERE, pork projects for the local voters that can be seen; in other words, Alaska's Republican executive and legislative branch ar essentially a corporate capitalocracy... the rich just keep getting richer, with our "giveaway governor" overturning citizens initiatives regulating cruise ship wastewater discharge standards, billions to the oil companies to "hope" they come back up and fill he pipeline, essentially running this state as a fiefdom with no checks OR balance. And where does this money come from...the pubic defender has seen 70% cuts the last five year sof this Palin apointed "governor', educationhas been slashed, social servic progress-slashed, services for at risk youth, aid to families, mental health services, SLASHED...al to give BP and Chevron billions in tax breaks.
So this runs deeper than just Canyon and I....without that junk yard dog attorney, I think helping Cnayon is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. SO, SINCE MY FRUSTRATION LEVEL IS GETTING VOLCANIC, ARE WE ALLOWED IN THIS SESSION TO ADDRESS ANOTHER TOPIC...BY THE WAY SORRY FOR MY CRAPPY TYPING AND GRAMMAR...AS I SAID, I "DEMOTED FROM DOCTOR TO DORK. THE OTHER TOPIC IS MORE INTERESTING, WITH NO EMOTION ATTACHED.....IT IS JUST A RECORDS ERROR THAT HAS LEFT ME WITH A BLEMISH ON MY FEDERAL "SHEET" DUE TO HOMELAND SECURITY THAT CAUSES ME TROUBLE WITH CUSTOMS, AND PRVEVENTS ME FROM PURCHASING FIREARMS....ONLY THE FEDS HAVE A RECORD OF THIS, THE STATE IT OCCURRED IN (WASHINGTON) EXPUNGED THE RECORD 40 YEARS AGO; THE LOCAL
LAWMEN CAUGHT THE BAD GUY, EXONERATING ME, BUT HOMELAND SECURITY, AND EVERY CUSTOMS BUREAU IN THE WORLD PUTS ME IN "THE ROOM" FOR A 40 YEAR OLD "OFFENSE" THAT IS "UNRESOLVED" ACCORDING TO THE FEDS...CAN WE CAHNGE SUBJECTS, OR IS THAT ANOTHER FEE, WHICH BEING A HOMEOWNER ON THIS CHUMP CHANGE INCOME, I CANNOT AFFORD AT THE MOMENT.
THE SYNOPSIS OF WHAT CREATED THIS...I GREW UP IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA...ASIDE FROM ALCOHOL, THE ONLY DRUG I KNE ANYTHING ABOUT WAS ASPIRIN. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, I DITTY-MOWED TO SEATTLE, MET A WONDERFUL GIRL, AND HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE SPENDING MY traveler's checks ON HER.
HOWEVER, SHE HAD A HEROIN ADDICT BROTHER...THE JUNKIE STOLE MY TRAVELERS CHECKS, I THOUGHT I HAD LOST THEM AND GOT REPLACEMENTS. WHEN I WENT TO CASH ONE, THE SEATLLE POLICE ARRESTED ME. I THOUGHT I HAD LOST THE ORIGIANL traveler's checks...ONCE IN CUFFS, I TOLD THE OFFICERS I WAS SURE THE THEIF WAS MY GIRLFRIENDS BROTHER...AS I WAS BEING DRIVEN OFF, I SAW THE JU NKIE IN MY CAR TRYING TO STEAL(MY CAR) AND MAKE HIS GETAWAY. THE TWO OFFICERS ARRESTED THE JUNKIE ALSO. I WAS REMANDED TO THE CUSTODY OF HE KING COUNTY SHERIF, AND LOCKED UP IN THE FELONY CAGE OF KING COUTNY JAIL....WHY?....BECAUSE THE POLICE HAD A THEORY I WAS I COLLUSION WITH THIS JUNKKIE TO DEFRAUD WITH THOSE TRAVELLER'S CHECKS. I WAS HELD FOR 72 HOURS, AND RELEASED. I WAS ASSURED THE RECORD WOULD BE EXPUNGED. UPON DISCOVERING I HAD A "RAP SHEET" WITH THE FEDS WITH THIS "ANCIENT HISTORY" AS MY "HEINOUS CRIME". I FLEW TO SEATTLE TO OBTAIN LETTERS VERIFYING I HAD BEEN CAGED AS A "PERSON OF INTEREST" SEATTLE POLICE; KING COUNTY SHERIFF; KING COUNTY JAIL..SEARCHES REVELED no record of my ever having been arrested. THEREFORE, THE FEDS SAY THEY CANNOT MAKE ME RIGHTEOUS (CLEAR MY RECORD WITH THEM) AS I AM WRITTE UP AS AN "UNRESOLVED FELONY"...SINCE I CAN PROVIDE no proof I was ever even arrested, much less jailed; the feds say: too bad...without proof this felony has been resolved by, as you say, your being released without charge, THAT 40 YEAR OLD RECORD WILL STAY ON MY FED SHEET TILL I DIE. HOW'S THAT FOR A CLASSIC - - -CATCH 22 ! ! !
GREAT, PAULMJD...BY THE WAY, HOW DO I CHANGE YOUR "RATING" OF YOUR HELP...I WISH YOU WER HERE SO WE COULD GET MY SON BACK....I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND I WAS NOT RATING "YOU", BUT RATHER MY OPTION OF SOLUTIONS DID NOT SEEM PLAUSIBLE...WITH YOUR PEP TALK, I'LL TRY TACKLING THE "GRAND CANYON" ON MY OWN, AND AS FOR THE 40 YEAR OLD FBI DEBACLE, THE FBI SEATTLE OFFICE TOLD ME I WAS OUT OF LUCK WITHOUT TANGIBLE PAPER DOCUMENTATION FROM 40 YEAS AGO THAT NO LONGER EXISTS, AND IN HIS WORDS (NO ONE ELSE WAS AROUND SO HE LOOSENED UP)"...I 'M AFRAID YOU ARE SHIT OUT OF LUCK"). THEREFORE, THE NEXT TIME I AM IN SEATTLE, I WILL GO BY ALL THE AFOREMENTIONED LAWMEN OFFICES AND SEE WHAT I CAN DO TO RESOLVE THIS. I HAVE A LIST OF OTHER "CHALLENGES" SOMEWHERE BUT CANNOT LOCATE THAT LIST AT THE MOMENT. THEREFORE, I THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COUNSEL...IT WAS WELL WORTH THE $66 CHARGE. I HAVE ONE LAST QUESTION...I RATED YOU THREE TIMES, AND THEN DISCOVERED I may have been charged for all three ratings. CAN YOU GVE ME INSTRUCTIONS AS TO HOW I CLOSE OUT WITH ONE CONSULTATION FEE OF $66 ... AND THE AD ON THE WEB PAGE ADVERTISED "ONE WEEK FREE TRIAL", ET MY BILLING IS FOR $66 OR MULTIPLES OF THE SAME FEE. I FYOU COULD DIRECT ME T A NUMBER I CAN CALL TO CLARIFY AND BE SURE THIS WILL NOT BECOME A MULTIPLE CHARGE ON MY STATEMENT, I WOULD MUCH APPRECIATE IT. ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR ALL THIS I NSIGHT, AND THE PEP TALK TO GO PUT MY INFANTILE BRAIN TO WORK TRYING TO ET MY SON UP HERE TO BEAUTIFUL SOUTHEAST ALASKA . SO LONG PAULMJD
HATE TO TIE YOU UP AGAIN BUT I WAS NEVER SENT TO COURT....THEY HELD ME UNTIL THE JUNKIE CONFESSED TO STEALING MY CHECKS AND TRYING TO CAH THEM AT A SAFEWAY STORE...SARDONICALLY, THE SAME SAFEWAY STORE I WENT TO CASH ONE OF THE replacement travchex. The other inmates did not try to brutalize me, and I was fresh fish. AFTER 72 HOURS (BASICALLY, THE WEEKEND, AND AT THAT TIME I THINK 72 HOURS WAS AS LONG AS THEY COULD HOLD ME WITHOUT CHARGE. I DO NOT RECALL APPEARING IN COURT, BUT WILL MAKE A NOTE TO CHECK WITH THE COURT SYSTEM ALSO...AND I NEED TO DO THIS AS SOON AS I CAN...ALTHOUGH YOU AND MY FRIENDS SAY I AM MAINTAINING WELL GIVEN I TOOK THREE bad hits, with two serious skull shatters. I FEEL I AM IN A FOG, AM APPALLED AT LOSING MY TYPING AND READING/WRITING SKILL, AND REALLY WANT TO CLEAR UP ALL OF THIS OLD BUSINESS BEFORE I really LOSE MY MARBLES. OKAY, PAUL, WHEREVER YOU ARE AND WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING, HAVE A GREAT LIFE. OH....WHAT THE HELL...THIS IS A LONG SHOT...YOU WOULDN'T KNOW WHO I NEED TO "GREASE" IN SOUTH AFRICA TO GET PERMANENT PAPERS OVER THERE...SINCE THIS STROKE MY DAUGHTER WANTS ME TO MOVE OVER THERE. OR BETTER YET, COULD YOU GIVE ME A TIP ON GOING TO WORK FOR THE CONSULATE IN CAPE TOWN...IT WOULD BE GREAT TO BE TE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT POSTERBOY/DIPLOMATIC ATACHE, AND THE CONSUL GENERAL IS A FOX.
ANOTHER REASON I WANT TO GET RIGHTEOUS AGAIN WITH A CLEAN RAP SHEET. I MET A VENTURE CAPITALIST WHO SAID HE COULD HELP ME WITH THE "GREASING". FOR YEARS I HAVE GOTTEN ON WELL IN COUNTRIES WITH WHAT THE MEXICANS CALL THE "MORDIDA" (TRANSLATED AS "THE BITE"). ALSO, GETTING CLEAN WITH THE FEDS WILL MAKE THE CONSUL JOB MORE PLAUSIBLE. I HAVE A UNIQUE SET OF TALENTS THAT, ALBEIT MY STROKE, CRASH, AND FALL, ARE STILL HONED. I AM NOT AS QUICK HAND TO HAND AS WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND FRESH OUT OF TRAINING, BUT I CAN STILL SHOOT A GOOD RIFLE AND LEAVE A QUARTER SIZED PATTERN AT 100 YARDS (NOT A KALASHNIKOV, BUT A PRECISION LONG RANGE WEAPON). I WILL
WORK THROUGH ALL THE ALASKANS WORKING FOR THE PRESIDENT TO TRY FOR AN APPT. FIRST, BECAUSE MY HEAD MAY BE TOO SCRAMBLED TO TAKE AN EXAM. HOWEVER, I HAVE RELEARNED MANY THINGS IN THE TEN YEARS SINCE I WAS BLOWN OFF MY ROOF. CONTRACT JOBS ARE PAID IN THE LOCAL CURRENCY AT THE PREVAILING WAGE...THE "SECURITY" POSITION THEY HAVE POSTED REQUIRES ARMS CERTIFICATIONS AND SOUTH AFRICAN CARRY PERMITS, AS WELL AS CLOSE COMBAT TRAINING ... THE PAY IS AROUND $1200
EQUIVALENT TO THE RAND PER MONTH WHICH IS WAY TOO LOW FOR MY SKILL SET AS WELL AS THE VERY FACT A GUY COULD GET SHOT.... THEREFORE IT MIGHT BE TIME FOR ME TO RETIRE AND JUST JOIN UP WITH MY RANGER SQUAD WHEN THEY NEED HELP. SO, FAREWELL PAUL, AND WHEN I SIGN IN AGAIN, CAN I GRAB YOU OT OF THE QUEUE, OR DOES THE SITE ASSIGN ME TO SOMEONE RANDOM. THANKS AGAIN...PERHAPS WE'LL TALK AGAIN
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