This is slightly condensed, casually paraphrased transcript of tapes of a seminar given in 1990 by Howard Freeman.

Freeman in his search for an accessible and understandable explanation of the confusing state of the government and the courts.

It should be helpful to those who may have difficulty learning from such lectures, or those who want to develop a deeper understanding of this information without having to listen to three or four hours of recorded material.

Normally I’m a big fan of managers handling performance problems on their staff themselves rather than looking to HR to do it for them, but in this case, since she’s putting curses on her manager, I can see an argument for you having a one-time meeting with her and her manager and jointly laying down the law.

(Of course, this may just get you added to the list of people she’s cursing, but black magic is one of many occupational hazards.) Tell her clearly that it’s not acceptable to threaten to curse or otherwise harm anyone she works with, that threatening people with harm — regardless of the means — is grounds for termination, and that this is a one-time warning but if it happens again, you’ll let her go.

)To me, regardless of whether or not she is Wiccan or a witch or practices voodoo or whatever she does, this is a bona fide threat against another employee.

I honestly want to treat this pretty seriously, separate from the bullying issue. I think that’s exactly right — it’s intended as a threat and that’s not acceptable.

The frustration many Americans feel about our judicial system can be overwhelming and often frightening; and like most fear, eventually, with the seemingly tyrannical power of some governmental agency and the mystifying and awesome power of the courts.

We have been taught that we must "get a good lawyer," but that is becoming increasingly difficult, if not impossible.

" It is we who must take the responsibility for finding and putting to good use the TRUTH.