Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Six Simple Rules

Six Simple Rules to be Happy

Free your heart from hatred.

Free your mind from worries.

Live simply.

Give more.

Expect less.

Read Rumpole every day.

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most lawyers do not follow those rules.

A Robed One said...

Well put. But how could you omit the Golden Rule? It is simple and true.

Anonymous said...

Yes Judge, I agree.

Anonymous said...

Let's talk elections.

Anonymous said...

Word is Herald Reporter Susan Nesmith is all over the Rick Freedman is Rumpole rumor. Wonder if (rick) Rumpole will let this post stay up for long?

Anonymous said...

I love the rumor monger idiots on this blog - "there's an investigation!!!, "someone is going to jail - tomorrow!," on and on. Just shut up already and enjoy this blog.

Anonymous said...

who stuck a pole up your ass!!

Rumpole said...

umm...not to belabor the point, but the Blog does state it is dedicated to "rumor, humor....etc."

The rumors just can't break the rules.

Rick Freeman? That's a good one!

Anonymous said...

rumpole and captain:

"she was caught up in a Nigerian investment scam, and wired all the money to Nigeria."

this cannot be true? I get those e-mails from Afica all the time. they are called 505 scams

Anonymous said...

those afican scams are funny.

I have 55 million and want to wire it to you, but I need the tax monies to get the monies released and 10 million you can keep for helping me. How can a educated lawyer fall for this?

Rumpole said...

The very sad fact is that she is not the only attorney to have greed overcome her common sense. A University of Miami Law professor also did the same thing. We know about the 505 scams (named after the law in Nigeria prohibiting the scams) and we have also read that these scams are close to the largest private industry in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

A Five Billion US$ (as of 1996, much more now) worldwide Scam which has run since the early 1980's under Successive Governments of Nigeria. It is also referred to as "Advance Fee Fraud", "419 Fraud" (Four-One-Nine) after the relevant section of the Criminal Code of Nigeria, and "The Nigerian Connection" (mostly in Europe). However, it is usually called plain old "419" even by the Nigerians themselves.
The Scam operates as follows: the target receives an unsolicited fax, email, or letter often concerning Nigeria or another African nation containing either a money laundering or other illegal proposal OR you may receive a Legal and Legitimate business proposal by normal means. Common variations on the Scam include "overinvoiced" or "double invoiced" oil or other supply and service contracts where your Bad Guys want to get the overage out of Nigeria (Classic 419); crude oil and other commodity deals (a form of Goods and Services 419); a "bequest" left you in a will (Will Scam 419); "money cleaning" where your Bad Guy has a lot of currency that needs to be "chemically cleaned" before it can be used and he needs the cost of the chemicals (Black Currency 419) ; "spoof banks" where there is supposedly money in your name already on deposit; "paying" for a purchase with a check larger than the amount required and asking for change to be advanced (cashier's check and money order 419); fake lottery 419; chat room and romance 419 (usually coupled with one of the other forms of 419); employment 419 (including secret shopper 419) ; and ordering items and commodities off "trading" and "auction" sites on the web and then cheating the seller. The variations of Advance Fee Fraud (419) are very creative and virtually endless, so do not consider the above as an all-inclusive list!

At some point, the victim is asked to pay up front an Advance Fee of some sort, be it an "Advance Fee", "Transfer Tax", "Performance Bond", or to extend credit, grant COD privileges, send back "change" on an overage cashier's check or money order, whatever. If the victim pays the Fee, there are often many "Complications" which require still more advance payments until the victim either quits, runs out of money, or both. If the victim extends credit on a given transaction etc. he may also pay such fees ("nerfund" etc.), and also stiffed for the Goods or Service with NO Effective Recourse.

The Nigerian Scam is, according to published reports, the Third to Fifth largest industry in Nigeria. It is the 419 Coalition view that, in effect, the elites from which successive Governments of Nigeria have been drawn ARE the Scammers - therefore, victims have little recourse in this matter. Monies stolen by 419 operations are almost Never Recovered from Nigeria.

Most 419 letters and emails originate from or are traceable back to Nigeria. However, some originate from other nations, mostly also West African nations such as Ghana, Togo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast ( Cote D'Ivoire ) etc. In most cases 419 emails from other nations are also Nigerian in that the "Home Office" of the 419ers involved is Nigeria regardless of the source of the contact materials. But there are occasionally some "local" copycats trying to emulate the success of the Nigerians, generally not very successfully.

One Who Must Be Obeyed said...

Four Rules for a Stress Free Life
1. Marry Rich
2. Never Have Children
3. Never Volunteer
4. Always Rent Furnished

P.S. Do what I say, not as I did.

Anonymous said...

whats with the frekin 419 legal lecture on scams.

Anonymous said...

Rump - (Rick, Chris, Dan, Phil, Richard, whoever)

can you post this on every courtroom door in the REGJB, and wallpaper the SAO with it? There's some real sourpusses over here.

Anonymous said...

I used to get those 505 Nigerian scams in my email all the time.

I met it with a skeptical eye, common sense told me no, but even more so I decided to investigate with a few Google searches just out of curiosity.

Usually there are names in there they refer to. I found in one particular email, they were the names of African-descent athletes from American sports. I had to sit there and chuckle about that one. I doubted that one actually originated outside of the US.

Rumpole said...

Post what on every courtroom?

Anonymous said...

the six simple rules

Anonymous said...

Captain, how many absentee votes are candidates expecting from Al Lorenzo? Can he deliver in a countywide election the same way he delivered for Manny Diaz in the city?

Anonymous said...

absolutely not.

Anonymous said...

Candidates aren't going to be very happy then. The reason they hire Lorenzo is for the absentee ballot advantage he supposedly gives them.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, wait until I get my 30 million euros from the estate of a rich oil baron whose untimely death has left his assets frozen. They should be wired into my account electronically this week. Then we'll see who is laughing. No more sitting in line in Judge Thomas' courtroom for this lawyer.

See ya suckers.

Anonymous said...

Big deal - I've won overseas lotteries like 9 times this year already - my number was selected!

Anonymous said...

i forwarded my nigerian email to 9 friends, so i should be a billionaire in a week and a half, and if they forward my email email to 9 friends, i will own nigeria. want to be my prince, rump?

Anonymous said...

Levy and Lorenzo brag that they control the streets. In other words, they have people who pick up thousands of absentee ballots from older cuban men and women and then fill in votes for the people who pay them. If this is true, they should go to prison for a long long time.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of elections, when is someone going to throw a big fundraiser for Murphy? Every person on this blog should send the man a $100.00. If we don't support him he ain't gonna win. Give an Irish man another 6 years.

Anonymous said...

There is a fundraiser for Judge Murphy hosted by APD's and ASA's on Friday, July 28th from 5 - 7 p.m. at Amendment XXI Lounge located at 190 N.E. 46 St. (Miami Design District) Let's all come out and support this great judge.

Elect Judges vs. Appointment & Merit Retention said...

Michael Putney's column in today's, July 19, 2006, Miami Herald on the system of electing judges vs. appointment and merit retention is very interesting. Here is the link to his article http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/columnists/michael_putney/15071095.htm

Anonymous said...

From Susannah Nesmith, Herald scribe:


Nope, I'm not investigating the true identity of Rumpole. I'll wait for the subpoenas to go out to wade into that one.

For those wondering what on earth I AM doing, I've been contributing to a rather weightier investigation that should wrap up this week. I'll be back in line in front of the courthouse soon.

Anonymous said...

Channel 10

Dear: Mr. Putney:

Your Miami Herald Story of July 19, 2006, was very well written. I take issue with today’s story because it will unfairly affect the lawyers who are not sitting on the bench because voters reading your story will believe that your story reflects those who are seeking to be a judge and not some of the unqualified Judges who are sitting on the bench now.

Many seek removal of Judge Ivan Hernandez a county court judge with some controversy around him this year. As you know county court judges do not have the power of a Circuit Judge but there decisions matter especially when they have a JA influencing other races as the herald has written about.

I hope you consider a follow up to your story and perhaps let your readers know about Judge Hernandez and the difference from him and other sitting judges like highly, respected county judge Judge Liefman.

It is my hope that your point is taken serious by the general public and the Florida Bar because I agree with you 110%.

Kindest regards,

Anonymous said...

By any chance, has anyone deposed, cross-examined Officer/Detective Thelwell of MDPD?

Anonymous said...

yes

CAPTAIN said...

NORTH OF THE BORDER

With two days left of qualifying, Broward remains very active with new names jumping in as quickly as the skuds that are flying their way into Haifa.

In County Court:

Group 29 has one of three candidates that have qualified:

Jill Levy

Group 30 has zero of three candidates that have qualified

Group 31 has two of five candidates that have qualified:

Mike Doddo and Ellen Feld

Group 32 has two of four candidates that have qualified:

Randy Fleischer and Brenda Diloia.

In Circuit Court Group 57, one of three candidates have qualified:

John Rayson

In Circuit Court Group 58, two of three candidates have qualified:

Mardi Levey Cohen and Jim Lewis.

CAPTAIN OUT ..................

Anonymous said...

I emailed Michael Putney but my email was returned as spam. Go figure! This is the text of my message:

Hi Michael,

Merit selection and retention sounds good on paper, but all it does is take the politics of election behind closed doors in a much more politicized process than the elections themselves.

As it stands now, with the governor choosing JNC members, it has degenerated into a political rewards system for the governor and his friends and supporters. Some of the judges coming out of the "merit" selection system are as, or more, unqualified than the elected judges, often to the point of being clueless about the law. t's just refined patronage and backroom dealing.

The election process, at least, takes place in the open and is public. More importantly, it allows the people, the voters, to select their judges instead of them being selected by an elitist and politically-connected small group. Just as importantly, the election system creates accountability for the judiciary, while the "merit retention" only creates the equivalent of life-time appointments with an illusion of accountability. Remember, no judge has ever been kicked out in the rare few "merit retention" elections that have taken place.

The election system may be flawed, but not nearly as flawed or as politically charged as the appointment system.

Anonymous said...

Another rule to live by:
Don't waste time in a bad relationship.

Anonymous said...

stop sending spam to Mr. Putman and channel 10. STOP NOW

Anonymous said...

what about thelwell? did he see your client engage in a hand-to-hand transaction money for drugs... then approach him to investigate... and then see your client drop the drugs at his feet... in plain view... so that he didn't lose sight of the drugs at any time? yeah, thought so.

typical cmpd tnt bs.

Anonymous said...

Tony Marin got opposition today. When does Manno get hers?

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that Rick Freemand is NOT the bloger.

Everyone knows it is Phil Reizenstein/

Anonymous said...

do you really think Juan D'Arce would go to Phil Reizenstein house if that ass was not the almighty rumpole.

Fess up Phil Reizenstein and speak the truth

Phil R said...

People call me many things, but "almighty" is not usually one of them.

Brickell Spy said...

I am pretty sure rick freedman spends his afternoons hidden in his office, typing our this blog. He has hired www.wedoablogforyou.com to help him write the posts. Channel 10 at 11pm: LOCAL ATTORNEY ADMITS TO BEING BLOGGER, CAREER RUINED, JUDGES OUTRAGED, CAR EGGED, ECT.

Anonymous said...

Lorenzo doesn't deliver shit. Have you looked at his (losing) candidates over the years? Ask Diane Ward and others. They'll tell you he didn't do anything for them.

Anonymous said...

Ditto for Armando G. John Schlesinger didn't win bc of him in 2004. Rather, he won b/c of his $$ and his nice wife t.v. Judge Marilyn Milian. You guys don't get it.

Anonymous said...

right. candidates like peter adrien and w. thomas won without any big dogs.

Anonymous said...

How does Phil always know when someone posts a comment about him IMMEDIATELY after it is posted? All I know is that Phil is a huge Ayn Rand fan. We once had a great conversation about Atlas Shrugged, and a lot of this seems eerily familiar.

Its Not Phil said...

1) then why does phil allow these posts and the horrible posts about his family?

2) search "phil" on the blog and you will see your allegations about him always responding immediately are false.

3) rumpole whomever he is, sometimes takes days to remove posts. Its a function of when someone is on their computer.

4) i have no idea what the ayn rand connection is all about.

Anonymous said...

The Ayn Rand connection is the main character from Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead.
The main characters name is Howard Roark.
Rumpole's e-mail address - HOWARDROARK21@GMAIL.COM

Get it now ????

Anonymous said...

Wow. Phil is so defensive it is clear he is Rumpole.

Anonymous said...

what does the 21 mean?

Anonymous said...

Lately everybody seems to believe its Rick Freedman...seems logical to me.

Anonymous said...

Parks won't make the same mistakes she made the last time (with Levy/ Lorenzo, Gutierrez.et.al). That's what I've heard. Stupid other candidates.

Anonymous said...

you don't know what you're talking about.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it. It's Jew v Jew, Anglo v. Hispanic, Black v. White, Black v. Anglo, blah blah blah. Just say it.

Anonymous said...

that's right. it's why certain peope will win hands down. Marie Abidail Davidson might beat Tony Marin, even if she never spends a penny and doesn't even show her silly face. This is dade county.

Anonymous said...

ditto for Parks against Mendez and Garcia. 2 Hispanics! whatever...

Anonymous said...

I agree w/ above.

Anonymous said...

me 2. 11;18 clearly knows what he/she is talking about.