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Otium sine litteris mors est.


* If we ever experienced a problem anywhere, it came about, in some degree, due to certain wrong assumptions, either co-present with, or just prior to the given problem's actually taking place.
* Unless you believe in God, the One, and or the infinite, every assumption is contingent.
* PROCESS (or if you prefer spirit, or activity) PRECEDES IMAGE. Image may, to some extent, (and sometimes almost perfectly) represent process. But process is always superior to and always more real than image. If process precedes image this might suggest also that mind precedes matter and energy.
* Everything we believe, or say we know, is based on a factual or value judgment. Both kinds of judgment always entail the other to some extent, and nothing can be known or exists for us without them.
* No fact or purported fact is true or false without someone to assert and believe it to be such. If an assertion or claim is deemed true or false then, and we are thorough, we should ask who is it that says so (or has said so), and what criteria are (were) they using? There is no such thing as "faceless" truth or reality -- at least none we are capable of knowing.
* You can't escape reason. If you aren't rational yourself, someone else will be rational for you; nor do their intentions toward you need to be friendly or benevolent.
* Every point of view and opinion has its truth to it -- even the most abhorrent and unacceptable to us. This said, we are naturally inclined to assume that some opinions have much greater truth to them than others. Even so, what little truth there is in any point of view must, at least at some juncture, and certainly with respect to issues of heated controversy, be justly and reasonably respected. Why? Because we would not be honest (and therefore not truthful) if we didn't.
*Ultimately, and when all is said and done, thought without heart is nothing.
* Most, if not all, of society's very worst problems arise from (certain) spirit people and those who listen to them -- whether the former comes in the shape of "God," angel, devil or what have you. It is these people who are most the source and cause of real unhappiness. If then you chance to have contact with such, while having (one assumes) overcome their lures, deceptions, and pretenses of benevolence and higher knowledge, I recommend that this (i.e., "unhappiness" or "unhappiness itself") is what you call them. Blame and curse them for (most) everything wrong; for it is it is they who have been and are the ruin of everyone and everything (that is, if anyone is or could be said to be so.)

"When you can face me, I'll consider taking you seriously."
"Millions for defense; not one cent for tribute!"
"The whole of the city is at the mercy of a gang of criminals, led by a man who calls
himself 'the Kid.' And I'm the only one who can find him for you." (RE see here.)


* Einstein, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe. And guess who Einstein is supposed to represent?

* He gave up Dungeons and Dragons for a phony brand of Christianity.

* For all their sumptuous wealth, power, media control, and high opinion of themselves, we have not seen it working for the goomers not once not yet: not in our life time, nor in all of known and recorded history. Never did we say "boy, I wish I was like them," or else "boy, I wish I was one of them." And yet they have this consolation: they are helping the secret leader (and whose identity is not to be divulged; nor could they divulge it even if they want to; seeing that they don't know better than anyone else who he is.)

* They want your children to be turned into monsters, mutants, masked personages, pirates, vampires, sorcerers, female archers, etc.

* No one who loves Nature rejects the truth. Yet despite this, there are those who claim they love nature, yet who are intractably irrational, dishonest, hypocritical.

* Good or well it is that certain things in the past are buried, hidden, and forgot. And yet there are, even so, those who yet seek to know everything.

* And now you know. The way to bring about the utmost and extreme injustice, cruelty, suffering and unhappiness is to bring in and employ spirit people.

* The way Harry Potter (and so much else) was ascribed so much value and worth was because it was said it was of such great value and such high worth. And yet when all was said and done, who, outside such propaganda, and mind control actually did ever really desire or value it?

* "Oh well, you know that old Indie Game."

* And she knows all this how? From watching television!


NOTE. As a (for the time being) post-script to the YouTube story-controversy, it is interesting to note that in early Sept. someone broke into my home and stole my DVD copies of General Crack (1929) with John Barrymore, the Thirteenth Chair (1930, dir. by Tod Browning), and a couple others. I then re-ordered copies of the Thirteenth Chair (1930), and General Crack (1929), when about a week or so later someone again (presumably the same person) broke into my house; stole those same DVDs and also my copy of Outward Bound (1930) -- this occurred immediately before or about the same time I was having my upload of Outward Bound yanked from YouTube.



["The Undisputed Truth-"Ma" (Mo 70's Funky Soul Music)"]


Seeing therefore, dearly-beloved, that God's Mercy is so great, that He has deigned to justify by faith many even from among such a nation, and had adopted into the company of the patriarchs and into the number of the chosen people us who were once perishing in the deep darkness of our old ignorance, let us mount to the summit of our hopes not sluggishly nor in sloth; but prudently and faithfully reflecting from what captivity and from how miserable a bondage, with what ransom we were purchased, by how strong an arm led out, let us glorify God in our body: that we may show Him dwelling in us, even by the uprightness of our manner of life. And because no virtues are worthier or more excellent than merciful loving-kindness and unblemished chastity, let us more especially equip ourselves with these weapons, so that, raised from the earth, as it were on the two wings of active charity and shining purity, we may win a place in heaven. And whosoever, aided by God's grace, is filled with this desire and glories not in himself, but in the Lord, over his progress, pays due honour to the Easter mystery. His threshold the angel of destruction does not cross, for it is marked with the Lamb's blood and the sign of the cross. He fears not the plagues of Egypt, and leaves his foes overwhelmed by the same waters by which he himself was saved. And so, dearly-beloved, with minds and bodies purified let us embrace the wondrous mystery of our salvation, and, cleansed from all “the leaven of our old wickedness, let us keep ” the Lord's Passover with due observance: so that, the Holy Spirit guiding us, we may be “separated” by no temptations “from the love of Christ ,” Who bringing peace by His blood to all things, has returned to the loftiness of the Father's glory, and yet not forsaken the lowliness of those who serve Him to Whom is the honour and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
~ Leo the Great (c.400-461), Sermon 55


Three (copyright) Strikes and You're Out

Note. Possibly I am reading too much into all this as far as motive. Nevertheless and otherwise, it does seem clear that I am being done an overt injustice here.


On 09/25/15 18:00:28 williamthomassherman@gmail.com wrote:

Hello [YouTube Legal Team],

I have within just the past two weeks received 2 peremptory copyright strikes for which I have not been allowed a fair appeal.

The first was with regard to the film "Outward Bound" (1930) in which I requested that the party making the claim (Warner Bros.) show proof that the copyright was renewed. This they refused or were not required to do, and thus I was given a strike despite my reasonable objection.

Now here just of yesterday comes another copyright strike without discussion or appeal being granted -- when in point of fact the party in question Odeon Entertainment does NOT own the rights to the film -- though they MAY own the rights to the music/audio. It is my proposal that giving them the benefit of the doubt that they own the audio, there is no reason the audio cannot be removed, and the film upload itself retained. What is wrong with this as a solution? As it stands, they most definitely do not own the rights to the 1922 film "Down to the Sea in Ships" (which among other objections, precedes copyright limits by 1 year -- the oldest a film can be to be covered by copyright is that it be no older than 1923.) Meantime, I have been given 2 copyright strikes in clear violation of my rights, insofar as either the objection I raised was fully reasonable and fair (as per Outward Bound 1930), or else the claims made on the visual content (as per Down to the Sea in Ships 1922) are patently false or mistaken.

Each time I have written regarding these matters I have received form letters from you, why is it so impossible for you to answer my specific charges?

Once more:

1) Where is the proof that Warner Bros. renewed the copyright for "Outward Bound" as required by the copyright Act of 1976 for a pre-1964 film? "WARNER BROS." HAS YET TO PRODUCE PROOF THAT THE COPYRIGHT ON THIS FILM WAS EVER RENEWED BY THEM. WHY THEN ARE YOU PENALIZING ME WHEN NO SUCH PROOF HAS BEEN FORTHCOMING FROM THEM, AND WHICH OTHERWISE IS A SIMPLE THING TO ASK?

2) How is it possible for Odeon Entertainment to claim they own the rights to a 1922 film, when the present limit on copyrights extends back only to 1923? If it is said Odeon owns the audio used on this silent film, why not simply have me remove the audio and leave the upload otherwise. ODEON OTHERWISE DOES AND CANNOT BY ANY STRETCH OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE FILM ITSELF!

What seems to me going on and based on how my cases are being handled (by contrast to earlier copyright objections leveled against me for my YouTube uploads and when I was treated with due fairness) is that these parties are engaged not so much in a concern over alleged copyright enforcement but personal harassment prompted by ostensibly political and or ideological reasons, and that YOUTUBE is either aiding and abetting them in fraud or else lacks the integrity to stand up for what is right and lawful.. If this is not the case, then why is there no effort made to answer my arguments and instead you have me, in effect, being "sentenced" using a FORM LETTER? Where is the fairness and honesty in this?

I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district in which my address is located, or if my address is outside of the United States, the judicial district in which YouTube is located, and will accept service of process from the claimant.

I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

Uploads in question:
DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS (1922) -- Elmer Clifton, (a young) Clara Bow

OUTWARD BOUND (1930) - Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Helen Chandler

William Thomas Sherman [full legal name]
1604 NW 70th St.
Seattle, Washington 98117

YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channe l/UCiNxWoOJDqZAzp1yhGg8nJg

YouTube's response:

[30 Sept. 2015]
[from] copyright@youtube.com


Thank you for your counter-notification.

Based on the information you have provided, it appears that you do not have the necessary rights to post the content on YouTube. Therefore, we regretfully cannot honor your request. It has not been forwarded to the original claimant, and we will not be able to restore your video.

Please take some time to review the educational information in the YouTube Copyright Center.

Keep in mind that a copyright strike may expire in 6 months [i.e., and 12 months for two strikes], subject to certain conditions, as long as no additional copyright infringement notifications are received during that time.

We unfortunately are unable to assist further in this matter.

The YouTube Legal Support Team

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"Oracles": 2015 -- last updated 8 Oct. 2015 (.pdf)
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"Oracles": 2003-2006 (.pdf)

Note. Aside from the poems written by myself (i.e., those formally included in Poems by WTS), or material cited or presumably as being from others, there is no copyright on the contents contained in the "Oracles" and they may otherwise and therefore be freely copied, disseminated, or plagiarized as much as anyone cares to do these things.

This page is set up to provide information about myself and my work.

To Contact me you can write or call:
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Unless you are sending spam, or a general advertisement, or a private subscription I personally signed onto, you are guaranteed an answer from me at any of the above e-mails.

NOTICE: Strange as this might sound, it is not at all impossible that if you call or write me you may be answered by or receive a reply from someone impersonating me. I know this to have happened before. In fact I have had e-mails bounced back to me -- with my e-mail address as the sender -- which I never sent! For this reason I would prefer, if at all possible, people come to my home directly to see me, in order to avoid this sort of nonsense and interference on the part of people interested in discrediting me (due to my being outspoken on the subject of spirit people and other crime related matters.)


If by chance you encounter any problems accessing a .pdf via a given link below, try: Right click "Save as..." to download the .pdf to your PC instead.

* Christ and Truth, THIRD edition (.pdf) ~ last updated: 1 Dec. 2014

* Peithology: The Nature and Origin of Belief, fifth edition (.pdf) ~ last updated 29 Dec. 2014

* A New Treatise on Hell, fourth edition (.pdf) ~ last updated 16 Jan. 2014
See also A Spirit People Primer, and, very importantly, my personal "Narrative" (.rtf zipped) ~ last updated: 1 Jan. 2014 and in .pdf -- and most recently "Appeal of 2008, and Re-Introduction to Sherman 'Narrative'"
"Spirit People and Science" Discussion Group/List at Yahoo Groups
"Spirit People and Science" on Face Book

* Calendar and Record of the Revolutionary War in the South: 1780-1781, TENTH edition ~ last updated: 24 June 2015

On a related note, see: Lee's Legion Remembered: Profiles of the 2d Partisan Corps as taken from Alexander Garden's Anecdotes. (.pdf)

* Poems by WTS (.pdf)~ last updated 14 March 2015

* Link to my Mabel Normand Home Page, including Mabel Normand Source Book (Right click and "Save As..." if you are using dial-up.)

TRACTS, short pieces, etc.
  • Visits of the Forgotten: A Collection of Ghost Stories (.pdf) ~ last updated 4/29/14
  • "The Escape," a short story (.pdf)
  • "The Critical Mirror: Making Sense of Film Assessment" (1991) in .pdf ~ last updated 05/18/14
  • Silent Film Reviews written for Classic Images, plus an essay on Film Criticism (.rtf zipped) ~ last updated 5/18/14
  • "Some Tips for New Writers": An in-Progress Checklist (.pdf) ~ last updated 10/4/13
  • On the Rosary (.pdf) ~ last updated 3/30/09
  • "A Proposed Solution to the Somers-Mutiny"
  • "The Ghost of the Traitor," A Stage Play (.rtf, zipped) ~ last updated 12/15/12 and .pdf
  • "Some Observations Regarding the JFK Assassination" (.pdf) ~ last updated: 8/9/15
  • "BEN TURPIN: The Rear Guard of Saxicolous Wayfarers of Cinematic Finitude" (.pdf)


  • MUSIC: * Midi transcription I did of J.S. Bach's Sonata no. 4 in C minor for violin, 4th mov. *My up-tempo Midi transcription of A. Corelli's La Folia *A Sarabande by G. F. Handel
    *"Soul, Rockin' and Obscure"
  • U.S. 22nd Pursuit Squadron; see also "A History of U.S. 22nd Aero Squadron" by Arthur Raymond Brooks, et al. (.pdf) and "Capt Arthur Ray Brooks: America's Quiet Ace of W.W.1" by Walter A. Musciano (.pdf)
  • French & Indian War (2.9 MBs) and Revolutionary War (5.6 MBs) scenarios for (at one time) Shrapnel Games' "Horse and Musket II" (for PC)
    The "Horse and Musket" program itself, is now available as a free download at: http://www.brothersoft.com/games/horse-musket.html
    To download the necessary 1.13 patch update, see: http://www.gunjones.com/HnMPatch100to113.zip (Choose "Save" at prompt, and after downloading unzip patch this in the main HnM folder.)
    Also and separately (i.e., from my own designs), click here to download the related and similarly out of print "Sons of Liberty" by SSI, and for which DOSBox is required.
  • The Naval War of 1812, Scenarios for Talonsoft's Age of Sail, with historical reference data from Theodore Roosevelt's work of that title.
  • Model Ship Page
  • An amateur painting,"Over Purple," I did many years back, about the only one of such I did which is still around, and which I like (though the scan doesn't quite do it justice, as not quite all of the actual picture is shown.)
  • Biograph Sunday
  • "Single-handedly,
    Fought both the League of Horror
    And the Organization Against Freedom
    For over a Decade,
    AND beat them -- MANY times!"

    Since I mention it nowhere else at this website or in my writings, and just for the record -- I was born on March 23, 1961 in Rockville Centre, New York (on Long Island.) My father's side of the family was and is entirely Irish and lived in New York City; while my mother's was and is entirely Lithuanian and came from Ansonia, Connecticut. In the summer of 1972, my family (my father was in Reinsurance) moved to the Medina section of Bellevue, Washington, and have, for the most part, lived in the general Seattle area ever since. I graduated from the University of Washington in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then I attended two years of Law School at Gonzaga University in Spokane, but dropped out for personal, moral and family reasons, before finishing. For most of the rest of my basic story, again, see my Narrative. For a more recent photograph (taken in April 2007), click here.

    This is my recommendation of things and people sundry which others may have missed. For some these will already be well known, but for others less so. It is for these last that the suggestion is proffered.

    ~ Recommendation of the Week ~

    Since its inception, posting the "recommendation of the week," although much fun along the way, has also become a bit of an inconvenient chore requiring a regular schedule. Meanwhile, but more importantly, since I effectively (aside from the above mentioned exception) receive no feedback on them (or on this website generally), I can't think it warrants the personal investment any longer to keep it going. In addition to lack of feedback, I simply don't have the extra money (I feel) necessary to explore different music, movies, books etc. -- in turn necessary to maintain the span, color, and variety of the selections, taking the list as a whole. Consequently, unless and until I do ever finally get feedback and or "somehow" come into some funds, the "recommendation of the week" at present (as of August 2009) has been discontinued.

    Otherwise and as an expedient, what I intend to do in future in its place is post or mention music, movies, books etc. among my regular "Oracles;" as inspiration moves me or of unusually special interest comes up; something, of course, I already have, to some extent at least, been doing for some time.

    * List of previous Weekly Recommendations *





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    Well, I would be certainly if I wasn't being black-balled, blacklisted, and my communications routinely tampered with. This is pitiful I know, and I have put off doing this literally for years. But now is the time for it to be known that if anyone will send me money I'll take it. And if truth be told, the more money I have the more of a wallop I can put to these Hell people (certainly they don't want me having any, and have and will gyp and short change me just about whenever they can.) So please consider giving to this website if you can at all possibly afford it. Proceeds also go to assist the Institute for Ben Turpin Studies. So far I have sold only one book at my "Bookshop;" so it is not at all impossible that even if you try what you might send won't be allowed to get through to me. If this happens -- oh well, thanks anyway! (Also, by the way, if you try to send money, whether by Pay Pal or otherwise, and for some reason I don't receive it or am prevented from doing so please report this to Social Security; because interference of my receiving such or other funds or donations goes clearly against Social Security's understandable wish that I no longer be a dependent on them if possible.)

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    "No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty
    of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their
    sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in
    general and became slaves."

    ~ John Peter Zenger (1697-1746)