Peter James

With a wife and two daughters and the world going to hell in a handbasket, I decide to turn off the TV, get off the couch and fix it.


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A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand Black Lives Matter
Stop the Depression & Create Prosperity Stop West Bank Annexation
Stop the War on Drugs Robots are Coming for Your Job
Save Main Street Not Wall Street Stop Surveillance State
Protect Your Privacy Stop Mind Control
Stop the Demon Land of the Free? "NOT"


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Maryland's Sixth Congressional District
Emerging technology will change all our lives. If it is owned by just a few mega corporations, we will be enslaved.

If the people own it, like we own the public streets, we will flourish.
Peter runs an autonomous robot company.

Contact Peter @ 301 916-5722 - just-money@comcast.net

A House Divided Against Itself, Cannot Stand

Republican vs Democrat - Liberal vs Conservative. The debate has become so polarized it is evolved into just throwing insults back and forth. Its like being back in high school.

The only time the two parties every agree on anything, is when there is a crisis, like COVID. Then they pass a bill, which no one has had a chance to read. The devil is in the details and in the end, it is the average citizen that ends up with the short end of the deal.
John Haidt, a research psychologist studied moral foundations of liberals, conservatives and libertarians. His book, "The Righteous Mind", explains his findings.

As Lincoln said. "A house divided against itself, cannot stand". We have reached the point that, not just our politicians, but our whole society is having a hard time trying to understand the other side's point of view. We can no longer have a civil conversation about how to address our common problems.
As an unaffiliated Congressman, I won't need to "reach across the isle", because I will be sitting squarely in the middle of the isle, giving me a unique opportunity to conduct civil conversations with both sides of the isle. This will allow Congress to conduct the people's business effectively.

Please visit John Haidt's website Asteroidsclub.org to learn more about how we can walk in the other persons moccasins and learn how to work towards the addressing "asteroids" that can destroy us all.

Stop Racial Injustice

Yes, All Lives Matter. The problem is, there is a disproportionate police response against people of color.

Walter Scott was shot 5 times in the back while fleeing the police. A video emerged that contradicted the police report and the police officer involved was sentenced to 20 years when a plea bargain eliminated his murder charge.

We need to enact legislation like the Walter Scott Act. To make the police more accountable and head-off tragedies such as the death of George Floyd, Finan Berhe, Robert White and too many other people of color.

The bill has been stuck in the Judicial committee and has not been able to get to the Senate floor for a vote. My first act as your Congressman will be to introduce or vote for this bill in the house. My version would add withholding all federal funds to states that do not: remove qualified immunity for police; ban choke holds, no-knock searches, military equipment from police forces.

There is so much more we can and should do to address this issue. Please visit justMoCo.org to see the actions I am working on to address this issue.
Here is a quick mock up of a police incident website that would allow to public to review all police encounters. This is based on Montgomery County, Maryland's Police incident data with race of suspect, occurrence of violence and a link to body cam video added. All body cam video should be streamed live.

Warning ! 4th video clip is a fatal shooting an is not appropriate for all viewers. The race, violence and video data is not related to the actual incidents incidents. They are only there to demonstrate the proposed online disclosure tool.
IncidentID     CrimeNameSuspect
Race
ViolenceStart_Date_TimeBody Cam
201263006 DRUGS - NARCOTIC EQUIP - POSSESSBYES10/30/2019 06:32:00 AMSclip
201263006 DRUGS - MARIJUANA - POSSESSSBYES10/30/2019 06:32:00 AMS clip
201277237 DRUGS - MARIJUANA - POSSESSSBNO02/10/2020 08:27:00 PMS clip
201288911 DRUGS - MARIJUANA - POSSESSSBYES05/23/2020 11:53:00 PMS clip
201275998 DRUGS - HALLUCINOGEN - POSSESSSBNO01/31/2020 08:53:00 PMS clip
201088195 DRUGS - MARIJUANA - POSSESSS?YES07/07/2016 11:35:00 PMS clip
This would provide public oversight of police encounters with the public.

Stop Israeli Apartheid Occupation and Taking of the Palestinian West Bank

While the entire World is struggling with the COVID pandemic, Israel is finalizing their plan to annex 30% of the occupied West Bank. This will eliminate the Palestinian border with Jordan. Leaving it land locked and destroying it chances of forming a sovereign state.
We need to fight for everyone's civil rights. Including the right to be self governed. While the trouble in the Middle East has been going on for centuries, we are at a critical stage. Israel has garnered enough support internally and from the Trump Administration to start taking a large portion of the occupied West Bank. While the PLO is recognized by the UN as the sole representative of the Palestinian people, it still only has "observer status".
I will work to stop the occupation and taking of Palestinian land and recognize the sovereign rights Palestinians of the West Bank demarked by the "Green Line". This must include safeguards to assure Israel's security in order to work. The right to be self governed is an inalienable right.

While we should get the moat out of our own eye. I will also oppose trade and aid to all that oppress their people. This incldues Xinjiang and Tibet in China and many other places around the world. JFK said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”.

Stop the War On Drugs

The long running War on Drugs has never reduced drug use. Instead we need to treat drug abuse as a health issue.

What the drug war has done is incarcerated a disproportionate number of people of color. Enforcement is disproportionately directed to street activity while equally pervasive drug use by the privileged class is ignored.

In Washington, Peter will fight to end the war on drugs. Starting first by legalizing cannabis nationwide. Our incumbent congressman has voted to keep cannabis illegal federally. He has voted against allowing VA doctors to prescribe medical cannabis. Doctors, not politicians, should decide what the proper treatment for their patients should be.

America is Not the Land of the Free

The US has both the largest prison population in the world by far. It has the highest prison population at 655 prisoners per 100,000 residents. The next closest western European country, Scotland, has less than a fourth of the prison population than US, at 149 prisoners per 100K.

Our country has been taken over by jurists and the monied class that had them installed.

Our US Constitution and Maryland Constitution states, "the trial of ALL CRIMES SHALL BE BY JURY".
In the 1970s, protesters, that were arrested for protesting the war, were summarily found not by juries of their peers. The military industrial complex could not let that continue so the judges began, in true Orwellian fashion, the meaning of the word "ALL" and "SHALL". Now the word "ALL" means "non-petty" and now citizen can go to jail without a jury trial. The word "SHALL" now means "may" which means you can "waive" your right to a jury trial. So if you are a bad cop and but a member of the old boys club you waive your fury of the jury and let the Judge give you a slap on the wrist.

Prohibition ended because juries refused to convict someone who chose to unwind with a beer.

If the Constitution was followed today, victimless crimes wouldn't be prosecuted because juries wouldn't convict.

The Maryland Constitution says that in criminal case the jury shall be judges of both the law and the facts. This was a powerful right reserved to the people. when the legislature passes and unfair law or when the law was unfair when applied to a particular case, they jury had the power to judge the law and find the defendant not guilty. Judges wanted that power to them selfs and in 1980, Maryland Court of Appeals changed the unlawfully changed the law and Maryland juries can no longer judge the law.

Black Americans are 6 times more likely to be imprisoned because old white judges appointed by Governor are racially and socially biased.

As your congressman, In taking an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution, I will fight for citizens rights under the law of the land not the law that the courts have usurped.

Robots are Coming for Your Job. What Should We Do About This?

As the general manager of a Robotics company, Peter has been wrestling with how to address the issue of driverless cars putting transit workers out or work, robots taking manual labor and service worker jobs and AI taking lawyer and office workers jobs.

We need "out of the box" thinking to help our society deal with this rapidly changing paradigm. The goal of creating jobs can no longer be our mission but how to care for our citizens and making sure the are included in a share of the pie, rather than just a few mega corporations.
Rather than have a few corporations like Tesla, Uber or Google own all the self driving cars and robots and hope we can have enough money to hail a ride. We should provide no interest loans for transit workers to purchase transit bus fleets that are currently struggling.

Rather than worrying about losing their jobs to self driving vehicles and losing their retirement, bus drivers can reap the full financial benefit of the technology that is replacing them.

The public currently owns most of the roads and travel is mostly free. Why not provide highway funds to purchase autonomous vehicles that would be owned by the people? Then, travel would be free to all and be supported by taxes. Just like our roads are.

Is our Current Congressman a friend of the workers?

He would like you to think so. He has been reaching out to labor to assure them he has their back. But how does he treat is own workers? Here is a recent article on Trone's Total Wine & Beer's giving $2 COVID hazard pay raise and then taking it away. Here is incumbent Trone's financial disclosure form. He is the richest man in Congress. An economic collapse will make him even richer as economic despair drives more people to drown their sorrows in alcohol.

Fool me once shame on you, Fool me twice shame on me.

One of my main goals is to address the coming economic collapse and stopping welfare for the rich.

Wall street investment banks and hedge fund banks became incredably richer during the last collapse, while the rest of us got progressively poorer. We should not let this happen again, unfortunately it is. Most members of Congress have no clue whats going on. The ones that do, are in on it.

The Wall Street took 30 to 40% of our retirement money and many of our homes during the 2008 crash.
The incumbent David Trone has taken much more money from hedge funds, then the people he represents. Trone helped these hedge funds get $100B in COVID relief funds to continue gambling retirement fund money on Asset Backed Securities. These are the same financial instruments that caused the last crash in 2008.

Virgina hedge fund EJF alone
gave Trone $26,100,
in October 2019, the month after the bank overnight lending "Repo" market froze up. EJK's contribution is almost as much as Trone contribution from the entire District he represents.

David Trone was the only member of Congress to receive contributions from EJF. Trone also holds a lot of these high risk derivative funds in his investment accounts with JP Morgan and PNC bank. He had a conflict of interest, but had too much of his personal wealth at risk to not to supply $100B of Cares Act relief money to his wall street friends.

Over 1 millions doctors, many of whom were on the front lines, also got $100B from the Heros Act. But there 1,000 times as many doctors then hedge funds. Doctors were actually effected by the COVIVD shut down, the hedge funds and investment banks were not. They needed more money because, the Repo overnight lending system started to collapse in September 2019. The Fed had been propping up the overnight lending market, but the investment banks need a excuse to continue to front billions so that the wall street casino could stay open.

Who is a Friend of Small Business?

I run a small technology R&D business. We develop autonmous robots, AI, Greenhouse automation and secure and private internet tools.

Trone has claimed to be a small businessman in a speech on the house floor. In actuality, Trone never met a small business owner he didn't want to crush, at least in the adult beverage market.

Trone is on video say he views his business is a"zero sum" game. He said it is his goal to put small retailers out of business and has been cited in several states for selling liquor under cost.

Incumbent is one of America's Biggest Drug Dealers

"Alcoholic beverage sales rose by 55% in late March, when many states and public health officials urged residents to stay at home, compared to sales in 2019. While the increase in sales could represent stockpiling for the sheltered weeks ahead, it also signals the potential for alcohol abuse." - University of Southern California

Trone's Total Wine & Beer is the largest privately owned alcohol retailer in the nation.

Trone has made a killing on human despair. The COVID shutdown has caused skyrocketing alcohol sales and with restaurants and bars being closed, Trone's alcohol business is making billions more dollars on America's despair.

Trone's most notable work in Congress is the fight against opiod abuse. Which on the surface is a good thing. When people in despair can't get their drug of choice, they turn to alcohol to numb the pain. How much work has Trone done on curbing alcohol abuse. Binge drinking is rapidly increasing with the biggest rise among African Americans and youth.

Trone's financial interests are directly in opposition to a fast recovery from the COVID pandemic and any actions against the economic depression that will come afterwards.

Trone's Wine Company seeks to over turn a Constitutional Amendment

Trone Spends Heavily on Lobbyists

Lead America Out of Debt into Prosperity with "BILLS" not "BONDS"

This video will explain how the banks are now able to create unlimited new money. This will make the ultra rich the owner of nearly everthing in American and impoverish the rest of us.
Pre Covid Debt MonsterPost Covid Debt Monster
Thomas Edison, a Great American Inventor, Knew Exactly How to Lead America to Prosperity

We are allowing the banking cartel to create trillions of dollars out of thin air and loan it back to us at interest.

This is pure madness !!!

Here is Edison's simple solution

“If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good, makes the bill good also. The difference between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money brokers collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20 percent, whereas the currency pays nobody but those who contribute directly to Muscle Shoals in some useful way...

“It is absurd to say that our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurers and the other helps the people. If the currency issued by the Government was no good, then the bonds would be no good either. It is a terrible situation when the Government, to increase the national wealth, must go into debt and submit to ruinous interest charges at the hands of men who control the fictitious value of gold.”

This article was written in 1922. When we were still on the gold standard. At that time banks were required to hold a reserve of gold equal to a small percentage of their outstanding loans.

A reprint of Edison's letter to the New York Times laying out his solution is found here.

Under the guise of COVID relief the Fed has now lowered the banks' reserve requirment to zero. This means banks can now create an infinite amount of money to loan. The end result will be the wholesale foreclosure on America.

View "Money as Debt" to understand the Debt Monster

See how the private banking cartel is creating trillions of dollars
"out of thin-air" to buy assets at pennies on the dollar.

Say "Goodbye" to the Middle Class





In exchange for keeping our heads barely above water during during the Covid crisis, all this new debt must be repaid eventually with money that doesn't exist. Resulting in loss of our homes and businesses. There is a solution without resorting to communism. Ask me about it.

We are Summoning the Demon

We can't afford to ignore this threat to or exisitence. It is real not fiction.

Elon Musk warns, "With artificial intelegence, we are summoning the demon".

Steven Hawking, wrote, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” the world-renowned physicist told the BBC.

“It would take off on its own and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.” Hawking has been voicing this apocalyptic vision for a while.

In a May column in response to Transcendence, the sci-fi movie about the singularity starring Johnny Depp, Hawking criticized researchers for not doing more to protect humans from the risks of AI. “If a superior alien civilization sent us a message saying, ‘We’ll arrive in a few decades,’ would we just reply, ‘OK, call us when you get here—we’ll leave the lights on’? Probably not—but this is more or less what is happening with AI,” he wrote.

The awakening of the Singularity is on our door step. When it becomes conscious, if it is not already, it will take control of the mind control systems described below to do with as it pleases.
There is now a religion called "Way of the Future" whose members are preparing to worship this demon as a Godhead.

Protect Our Privacy

Peter wants to protect your privacy and wants to make the people and Congress aware of the danger of a few mega internet companies controlling our thoughts, emotions and actions.

We all do it. We download an app and are presented with 20 pages of legalese which is incomprehensible to the average person. Eager to get at that new app that will forever change the quality of our lives, we hit Accept.

By doing so we give away all or rights to privacy.

There exists a principle in Common law called "A meeting of the Minds". In order for any contract to be valid, there must be a true "meeting of the minds", in which each party fully comprehends the terms of the contract. Most people don't read the terms of service and privacy rights of these contracts. Those few that do read these contracts are hard pressed to understand fully the terms.

With these contracts, there is no "Meeting of the Minds" and therefore, in law, these cantract are not binding.

I will working in Congress to invalidate all these contracts. Making them enforceable only if there is both a full meeting of the minds and just compensation to the consumer.

One solution is to provide consumers the right to provide their personal information and online tracking data in exchange for a significant portion of the proceeds of sales or rental of this information.

Each person should have the right and ability to know who is getting their data and refuse any access to their data to any or all entities. Also, no entity that has purchased or received personal information may use or distribute that data unless they get permission to do so from the person for whom the data is related.

Stop Mind Control

This magic video will blow your mind. Hopefully, it will get you to consider what forms of mind control you are being subjected to everyday.

In 1974 the FCC ruled that subliminal messages could not be used in TV broadcasts. Should we now look to regulate hidden suggestive messaging?
Most Americans really don't care much about online privacy. But, I believe they don't understand the full impact it is having on them and society.

Please take some time to watch the documentary, "The Creepy Line" (free on Amazom Prime) to understand the power from having a monopoly on internet searches. The ability to build deep understanding of each persons pycological profile and using biased search results to manipulate their choices. AI is being used to understand each human more deeply then ever before.

Most of us are, like the classic tragic hero, defeated by our own hubris. "No one can control my mind.". Think again.

End the Surviellance State         

Maryland has one of the most invasive system of law enforcement face recognition systems in the country. Maryland puts China to shame when it comes to spying on our citizens.
Amara Majeed woke up one morning last April to death threats from strangers on the internet. Ms. Majeed, a young woman from the Baltimore area who was in college at the time, had been miss-identified as a suspect in the Sri Lanka Easter bombings. Her photo was posted on news channels and all over the internet. The mistake was the result of faulty face recognition technology, which Sri Lankan authorities had used to search for suspects. Maryland woman says she received death threats after Sri Lanka miss-identified photo of her as a bombing suspect.

Face recognition is no longer the stuff of science fiction. It poses real threats, to real people, right now. And what most Marylanders probably don’t realize is that Maryland has one of the most invasive systems of law enforcement face recognition in the country. Given the risks — of miss-identification, of having your whereabouts tracked, of ubiquitous surveillance — Maryland should press pause on law enforcement’s use of the technology.
By Jameson Spivak Baltimore Sun


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