Sunday, August 20, 2006

Finding Your Way Around.


Where would we be without road signs?

As my addiction for blogging grows ever deeper, I continue to tinker around the edges of the technology. This is a bit like finding yourself watching a boring and overly long film at the cinema and discovering a loose thread on your trousers. You feel obliged to remain seated for the duration of the film while amusing yourself tinkering with the loose thread. You know that at some point, probably as you are walking across a packed foyer, the seams will evaporate and the crowds will be treated to a view of your superhero underwear.

I hasten to add here, my tittering yeomen, that this hasn’t happened to me and I challenge you to prove otherwise!

Once again, I digress. As I happily delve into Information Superhighway’s Lucky Dip, I find that I am now keeping two Blogs. The oldest being at Yahoo 360 and the young upstart at Blogger. (Note 1)

I’ve also been playing with Technorati. This site allows you to track links to your blog and to add classifications to entries allowing people to search for other blogs, which may be of interest. Playing with Technorati has shown me that it is an uneasy bedfellow with Yahoo. Let’s just say that the Technologies don’t gel seamlessly. It does seem to work very well for my young upstart account on Blogger. (Note 2) On that particular account they work very well indeed.

Regular yeomen readers may remember my post of a couple of days ago, Avanuatu, Yeomen. Well, such is the power of technology, the first person to comment on my Blogger account was Judge Florentino Floro - the Filipino judge at the centre of the imaginary mystical dwarves story.

Gary Johnson, 2003 World Champion. Any old excuse to roll out a good beard picture.

With all of this talk of technology, I shall grab at the merest straw of an excuse to pop in a few links to some of my friends blogs. They deserve it. If they have managed to get themselves set up on Technorati, they will find themselves climbing the list (This blog is currently standing at number 630296 in the chart).

Technology isn’t always needed though. Already this morning a frantic Evar has been on the phone. For those of you who don’t know, Evar is away at a secret training camp preparing for the World Beard and Moustache Championships which start in a few weeks time. He is absolutely frantic after discovering that there could be a new and as yet contestant. I pointed him to a source close to the mystery beard grower and he seemed to calm down. (Note 3)

There is nothing like a good curry to make the weekend trot along. I’ve noticed a bit of a curry theme going on at 360. Curry formed the theme for an absolute top drawer post from the already famous and previously interesting Marcus. It also formed the foundation for a post from a newcomer and destined to be interesting one day NikkiD.


Good Yeoman, I pause here to point out that if you feared the Bermuda triangle, there is something worse - The Birmingham Balti Triangle. I could really go off on one here, but I’m running short of the dried frog pills. I only included it to ensure that the delightful (and curry loving) Gypsy is never lured there unknowingly.

At this point, I was going to give a special mention to Sean. The trouble is, I fear that he may have been “got at”. I’m not cynical and suspicious by nature, but I’m wondering just why we don’t here about the mutant blackberries that plague Oregon in his blog. Could it be that the Oregon tourist board has bribed him with poker playing vacation? (Note 4) We must be told.

From 14th June, the industry standard Crozzy Standard has been applied to footnotes.

NOTE 1: Before you now rush off squealing in anticipation of getting double the daily dose of the blabberings of an old git who has taken too many dried frog pills, I caution you. The blogs are essentially the same. The excuse that I am comparing technologies is just my way of denying my blogging addiction. Click to return

NOTE 2 : The Blogger account has had very few hits. The fine editors of that particular blogging emporium have yet to realise that at Yahoo, they’ve sewn the “interesting” label in my underpants. I’m convinced that when they do, they’ll add their own “Of Note” label alongside. Click to return

NOTE 3: Although I have subsequently discovered that Evar has retained the services of Padstow, the professional stalker. I believe he hopes to get some incriminating pictures of the mystery beard grower indulging in a leg and full body wax which will invalidate his entry. Click to return

NOTE 4: According to his blog, Sean went off to play poker in Las Vegas. He’s posted a number of pictures, but none that place him at the scene. Padstow has been following him. He has the pictures to prove he was really here. Click to return

I’m a very, very mischievous Hector.


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1 comment:

Judge Florentino V. Floro, Jr. said...

May I please post a new comment for your moderation, since this is a 7 years case, sincerely,

Judge Floro

Philippine Psychic Judge who talks to 3 mystic dwarfs loses appeal to keep job: Martyr of Filipino Justice will file 2nd Appeal, Disbarment/Administrative Cases before the August 29 Deadline.

Just sayin Mabuhay (hello, in Filipino; it’s now ______p.m, here, Philippines; considering that since April, 2006, I spent 10 hours daily replying to 500+ blogs / forum discussions, topics and 100+ world reports/headlines on my relief from service due to belief in dwarves/religion, and since I just learned computer months ago, please FREELY EDIT this comment if it is too long). [It would be unfair and unjust to AIR MY SIDE to blogs via reply / comment on this 7 years case in few words]. [My email address is; I reside here in Alido, Malolos City, Bulacan, PHILIPPINES, ASIA].

PART I ---

BBB NEWS reported ---

Filipino 'dwarf' judge loses case

Friday, 18 August 2006, 01:57 GMT 02:57 UK

A Philippines judge who said he consulted imaginary mystic dwarves has failed to convince the Supreme Court to allow him to keep his job.
'Dwarf dalliance'
The Manila trial judge had asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the complaint and return him to the bench, after being sacked in April. In a letter to the court he said: "From obscurity, my name and the three mystic dwarves became immortal." However, the Supreme Court said dalliance with dwarves would gradually erode the public's acceptance of the judiciary as the guardian of the law, if not make it an object of ridicule.
U.K.NEWS YAHOO.COM citing AFP published ---Friday August 18, 10:55 AM
MANILA (AFP) - A Philippine judge who allegedly claimed to have psychic powers and communicate with imaginary "dwarf friends" has lost his appeal to keep his job.
Judge Florentino Floro, who presided in a suburban Manila court, was sacked on March 31 on "administrative grounds" after he failed a psychiatric test ordered by the Supreme Court. The final ruling, written on August 11, said "judges are expected to be guided by the rule of law and to resolve cases before them with judicial detachment" to ensure the public maintained its confidence in the judicial process.
No happy ending in tale of judge and 3 dwarves
By Armand Nocum, Inquirer, 06:08am (Mla time) 08/16/2006,Published on Page A1, August 16, 2006, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Dwarfs can’t help ‘paranormal judge’
By Rey E. Requejo, Manila Standard Today, August 16, 2006

Dismissed judge, elfin pals claim immortality

By Armand Nocum, Inquirer, 02:42am (Mla time) 08/06/2006, page A1 of the August 6, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

HIS pals, “the imaginary dwarfs” Armand, Luis and Angel, may not have impressed the justices of the Supreme Court but, according to dismissed Judge Florentino Floro Jr., he and his three friends were superstars among psychics and believers of the occult throughout the world.

I WILL FILE (before the August 29 Deadline) MY 2nd APPEAL ---
“While indeed a second motion for reconsideration is a prohibited pleading under the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure, we have allowed it in certain cases. Besides, in administrative cases involving discipline of judges and court personnel, we have allowed second or even third motions for reconsideration whenever justified by the circumstances.” (Soria v. Villegas, Nov. 18, 2004) ---

(based on NEWLY DISCOVERED EVIDENCE, LACK / OUSTING OF JURISDICTION, DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS OF LAW::: SIMULTANEOUSLY, I WILL FILE SEPARATE TWIN DISBARMENT / ADMINISTRATIVE CASES (against a retired Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice and Judicial and Bar Council Member – for preventing the Decision to be released in my case for 6+ years) + (against a next of kin and 20 years staff of an incumbent Supreme Court Justice for fraudulently asking me to conduct SPANISH CARD READING for 3 hours in the 2nd most sacred tabernacle of the Temple of Justice – THE SUPREME COURT CONFERENCE HALL – to enthrone by psychic phenomena on December 9, 2006 the 22nd Chief Justice, via the mediation of these 3 Mystic Dwarves – witnessed by 5+ Supreme Court Security Guards and my aide). I WILL ALSO FILE THE DISQUALIFICATION CASE AGAINST 5 INCUMBENT S.C. JUSTICES, plus, I STUDY THE LEGAL POSSIBILITY of FILING IMPEACHMENT CASE AGAINST 2 PONENTES /3 Justices for REFUSING TO DECIDE MY CASE WITHIN THE CONSTITUTIONAL 2 year period from submission of my case on April 2001).


The Philippine Star 08/19/2006

Prominent Philippine reporter succinctly wrote the weird, the occult --
Monday, August 07, 2006 -Arinday: Mind-boggling dismissal, By G.H. Arinday, Jr., Sunfare

THE case of dismissed regional trial court Judge Florentino Floro Jr. is really one oddity which may yet found a space in the Guinness World of Records. The judge's claim that he is a psychic and could foresee the future, let alone his declaration that he was being helped by his three dwarf-friends while in a trance in writing his decisions, is considered as "psychosis" by the Supreme Court.
Such singular incident was taken notice by the believers of occult throughout the world and merited attention from no less than prestigious TV international programs like "Showbiz Tonight" and NBC's "Countdown" with Keith Olbermann.

Of course the High Tribunal did not declare the judge "insane" per se but suffering from psychosis. An honor student during his college days and a 12th
placer in the 1983 Bar Examinations, the sacked magistrate is now enjoying his international fame and believes he has attained "immortality" together with his friends from the "elemental" realm.

But as A. J. Hammer of CNN's "Showbiz Tonight" asked why it took three long years for the highest court to decide, nobody has given a definite answer; it's mind-boggling.

If psychosis had taken hold of the former judge, his reputation of "being abnormal" person may have radically changed. This stigma shall forever his nameplate and his capacity to render legal service may be suspect.

Freedom of Religion on the Bench - The 3 mystic healing dwarfs

California District Court of Appeals Justice William W. Bedsworth wrote –

Judges and Dwarfs Don't Mix

I've been watching this system for 35 years … Every quarter the Judicial Conduct Reporter lands on my desk… Usually the Judicial Conduct Reporters have a theme… 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. 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…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…But today I found out the mystic dwarf thing is grounds for removal of a judge in the Philippines. 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 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! 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 ...these aren't just your ordinary, garden-variety, run-of-the-mill imaginary mystic dwarfs. These are imaginary mystic healing dwarfs! 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." 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.

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.

Comments by Lester F. Hardy from United States on Thursday, June 15, 2006

I think sixteenth century Spain would be a far better choice than contemporary Iceland. 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.

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. 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 .. 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.

Lowering the Bar Cited as International Precedent

Prominent San Francisco Lawyer/legal luminary wrote –

You may recall that Judge Floro was dismissed (or "separated") from the bench in Malabon City, a suburb north of Manila, after questions arose about his practices of starting court days with a reading from the Book of Revelations, conducting faith-healing sessions in chambers, and consulting three "mystic dwarves" named Luis, Armand and Angel for advice and predictions of future events.

As best I can tell from the pleadings, his argument is more or less that he should not have been separated from the bench just because of his beliefs, so long as he served his country and Malabon City in a fair and honorable manner. That's a fair point -- who would you rather have as a judge: somebody who takes bribes; or an honest guy who happens to have lightning teeth and well-educated spirit friends but can pass the hardest bar exam in the world? I know my answer.
Judge in Philippines Discriminated Against for Being Psychic
The persecution of the psychically gifted continues. Judge Floro also said he had made a covenant with "dwarf friends" -- who hasn't? -- and claimed a variety of other supernatural abilities.
Judge's Mystic Dwarf Friends Identified
Many Philippine Judges/Magistrates/Justices were and are very corrupt, they receive bribes - as the High Tribunal ruled that bribery can only be punished in entrapment proceedings. The Psychic Judge merely cites statistics, which is part and parcel of orthodox science.
Mahar Mangahas, SWS survey - Lawyers say judiciary more corrupt
posted 08:31am (Mla time) Jan 26, 2005, By Donna Pazzibugan, Inquirer News Service
"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.
I am known worldwide as the Philippine Psychic and Healing Judge (due to 100+ world reports, headlines - New York Times, UK The Times, etc. & 1,000 blogs / forum discussions, 5,000 replies – view my T.V. healing documentary - type judge floro).