Monthly Archives: February 2012

Howard Hinman at Culver City KHC Mon. Feb. 20

KARL HESS CLUB MONDAY February 20, 2012 ennouncement

Howard Hinman “The Secrets of MERS and the Massive Mortgage Meltdown-Latest Developments.”

Dinah’s Family Restaurant 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela Avenue) in West Los Angeles (310) 645-0456. The club meets in the separate meeting room behind the main dining area.

Note: To accommodate the speaker this program will begin at 8:30 p.m. Thank you.

7:00 p.m. Gathering Time [Dinner stipulations: $10.00 order minimum plus $3.00 Club Cover Charge]

8:00 p.m. Dinner (Order from the regular menu)

8:15 p.m. Announcements

8:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Howard Hinman SPECIAL TIMING THIS MONTH ONLY

9:30 p.m. Q & A

10:00 p.m. Adjournment from Dinah’s (Please depart premises promptly)

11:00 p.m. Afters: Mixing and Mingling Lounge- Doubletree Hotel 1616 West Centinela Avenue Culver City

For information on the Karl Hess Club:


Howard will give us a “date down” on the subject of The Massive Mortgage Meltdown, of which we are still in the throws. M.E.R.S. (“Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems”) is a system of real property registration ostensibly intended to protect and streamline hypothecation of equities but which instead lead to widespread abuse and outright fraud.

This situation coupled with overheated speculation in the markets contributed to the collapse of commerce and financial institutions in turn precipitating our present economic recession.

Supposedly, and mainly due to governmental intervention, the markets and economy generally are recovering, but Main Street still doesn’t seem to believe it.

What can we believe? Howard will help us to interpret, analyze, and understand current conditions and to prepare our portfolios and ourselves for the effects.

Please join us for this important review.


Howard has addressed our club on many occasions, chiefly on economic and financial topics. He is a Mortgage Fraud Professional, the Presider of the International Property Title Alliance, and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Legal Researcher and Director of Communications of the California Legal Rights Fund, Inc. He also hosts the Karl Hess Community Technology Forum, an independent supper club in Orange County devoted primarily to the topic of appropriate technology.

Howard is a graduate of California State University at Fullerton College of Business and Economics with a degree in Business Administration. Among his many associations and achievements, Howard is a member of Toastmasters International since 1983, and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. Howard resides in Orange County. Join him on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Upcoming Programs Scheduled:

213 March 19, 2012 [Award Night: The SEK3 Memorial Chauntecleer] Brad Linaweaver Sounds of Liberty radio show and Mondo Cult 3 magazine. Also the BSL scripted and co-produced (with JKH) Silicon Assassin film project in progress and other projects will be covered. N.B.: Should there be a Chauntecleer awarded this evening, the presentation will be prior to the program, so please plan to arrive a little earlier for the festivities, just in case. Thank you!

214 April 16, 2012 [8th Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Lecture] Paul Gibbons and Bob Weber “The Myth of the Rule of Law”

215 May 21, 2012 Terry Brussel, Paul Gibbons and Steve Reed on “Reflections of TMIAHM”



Our regular venue is Dinah’s Family Restaurant in West Los Angeles. The address is: 6521 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at Centinela) (310) 645-0456. The nearest corner is W. Centinela Avenue.

The time for dinner is anytime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. You may be seated in the meeting room at that time. Other restaurant patrons may be there as well until 8 p.m. The club will have exclusive use of the room between 8 and 10:30 p.m. The program will be from 8:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (the restaurant’s doors close at 11 p.m. sharp). Please exit promptly after 10:30 p.m. NOTE SPECIAL TIMING FOR FEBRUARY ONLY.

Dinah’s minimum for our diner/attendees is $10.00. There is a $3.00 cover to the club (which, with notice, may vary upward by program but will be at least $3.00). Order off the regular menu. Individual cheques. Pay your own tab. The club dues will be collected from you. Please note that KHC attendees must observe the minimum restaurant order.

Thank you to our loyal members for your continued support.



Please join us for the Aftermeeting in the lounge at the Doubletree Hotel Culver City. When we adjourn Dinah’s at 10:30 p.m., proceed to the Doubletree and we’ll reconvene for an informal gathering by 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The Doubletree is at 6161 West Centinela Avenue at Arizona in Culver City 90230-6306 (one block West of Sepulveda Boulevard). It is possible to walk from Dinah’s in about two minutes or repark your car on Arizona one minute away, but it is recommended to park in the hotel lot. N.B.: the available hotel parking is a pay lot, however the bar will validate your parking with any purchase. The lounge is immediately inside the hotel lobby adjacent to the desk.

It is not permitted to make a left turn onto Centinela from Arizona, so a good way is to turn right and go to the intersection with Sepulveda, make a U-turn and drive back to the hotel, which will be on the right hand side.

Doubletree Telephone: (310) 649-1776 For More Hotel Info, see: Doubletree Website:


Random End Notes:

The KonkinRothbard Limited Club met Monday January 30, 2012. The program lead by Dr. Sandor Woren was “Winning the Peace: The Challenge of Iraq and The Middle East” with Dr. Gary Chartier as Guest Dining Panelist who provided counterpoint. The venue in Arcadia, Coco’s, was very good and well suited to our purposes and will be used again for the next meeting, scheduled April 30. Invitation will be promulgated sometime in late March or early April and RSVP replies taken at that time.

Thanks to our discussion leaders and participants for an interesting and rewarding evening and particular appreciation goes to Paul Gibbons who recorded the proceedings, and also for his special contribution.

This supperclub, an ancillary project of the KHC, is intended to present programs limited to economics, geo-politics and history subjects. It is planned to meet on Fifth Mondays of a month each year. The remaining scheduled dates for 2012 are April 30, July 30, October 29 and December 31.

The next Karl Hess Community Technology Forum in Orange County (presented by Howard Hinman and J. Kent Hastings, your hosts of that gathering), will occur on the same date (Monday April 30) in Lake Forest. This sister club of ours is presented under the auspices of The Resilient Freedom Foundation.

The location is Asian Buffet (Oriental buffet) 23552 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest, CA 92630 near Raymond, behind a bank, by the public (gov’t) library branch. For more details, go to:


Special Announcement From Nancy Shiffrin:

“From: Nancy Shiffrin <>


Subject: A Book for Valentine’s Day

Date: Jan 23, 2012 8:33 AM

Please forward to all who might be interested

Saturday February 11 — Nancy Shiffrin, Murray Thomas and others will

read poetry between 3pm and 5pm at:

Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library 999 E. Washington Blvd.

Nancy Shiffrin 1112 Montana Avenue #636

Santa Monica, CA 90403 310.302.1107

“Eroticism is one of the basic means of self-knowledge, as indispensable as poetry…” Anais Nin, In Favor of the Sensitive Man

Nancy Shiffrin’s new collection of love poems GAME WITH VARIATIONS is now available on-line. Click on the link below to read more and order

“Nancy Shiffrin’s poems are gut-land responses to a personal life of risks, frustrations, and celebrations. Her writing is lean, sensitive, erotic. She celebrates the female body with a rare vigor.” Robert Peters

THE VAST UNKNOWING is still available-order a signed inscribed copy from Nancy directly: 1112 Montana Avenue #636 Santa Monica CA 90403 310.302.1107

Read a selection from THE VAST UNKNOWING

THE VAST UNKNOWING collects a wide spectrum of poetry from Nancy Shiffrin…One of her main questions is Who are we? What made us that person? She explores a number of sources of our identity….(in the poem) “My Shoah” (Shiffrin) brings together many of her disparate threads—family religion…evil…details from her personal history—and makes them work together. When she is at her best, as in this poem, Shiffrin produces deep powerful poetry. G. Murray Thomas,”


Sad News

We recently heard from our fellow member and friend in Liberty Pam Maltzman with some sad news along with important information for those who may avail of it. From Pam:

“Dear Friends: I am, sadly, forwarding around the devastating news that our friend from Toastmasters long ago, Gina Liudzius Cobb, has passed away. Below is the note I received from Gina’s sister, Valerie Hennes, providing information on her memorial service. Although I will probably not be able to make it down to the event myself, I urge you all to attend out of respect for Gina and her family.

Pam Maltzman

From: Valerie Hennes <>


Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:21 PM


Dear Friends,

It is with great sorrow that we must share with you the news that our sister, Regina Cobb, passed away on Dec. 30 after a massive stroke.

It has been a devastating loss, and Gina will be greatly missed. She touched many lives in many ways we cannot even know. You are receiving this email because your name was found in a list of Gina’s contacts.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Feb. 3 at 10:30 AM at:

Christ Lutheran Church

28850 So. Western Ave

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Please let us know if you plan to attend.

May Peace be With You,

Regina’s Family


Valerie Hennes (sister)

John Liudzius (brother)

Our condolences to Gina’s family and friends.