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Welcome to The_Ravens Nest, my home on the internet. You'll find here my varied interests here which include: History, Law, Real Estate, Computers, Computer Gaming, IRC etc... I've posted several of Thomas Jefferson's writings in complete text!!! You won't find many exerts, I'm not particularly fond of them because you never know what context they were written or said in. You'll find articles that I have written on Law, Politics, Moral, & Fiscal Issues. Currently however I haven't transposed any of them to HTML format, so if you do try to look at them you'll be looking at my under construction page. (Just a little forewarning) Anyway, enjoy yourself while you are here.

About The_Raven

Personal Background: (NOT AVAILABLE YET) This is The_Raven's personal information. Just in case you wanted to check out his picture and maybe see some of his personal likes and dislikes. For instance maybe you just want to see what this dastardly being The_Raven looks like, well, you can just click on the highlighted text to go to the page where you can find out what he looks like.

Real Estate

TNM Properties L.C.: (NOT AVAILABLE YET) This is a link to the absolute most creative real estate problem solvers, and investors. They do property management, investment home buying, and even sell some of their properties. It is the only link under this category because..... well what would you need to visit the site for if I gave you all the goodies here, so visit the site and perhaps they can enlighten you about what it is your real estate can do for you, or what they can do for your real estate. On this site you will be able to see what it is they do, as well as read articles on how they feel things should be done. There are links to some of the best Internet real estate advertising sites on the web. They are also in the process of creating a software package which will be available on the site as soon as it is completed. I can't wait!!! Check em out.

History & Law

We The People: (NOT AVAILABLE YET) Here you can find your State Constitution, or maybe just your State Declaration of Rights, I don't quite have all of them yet, The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, The Bill Of Rights and much much more. Knowing your Constitution, both your State and Federal one is imperative to being able to keep your freedom. Learn it, Study it, Know it, And Teach it to your children. Thomas Jefferson once said that if a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects something that never was and never will be.

Thomas Jefferson's Writings: (NOT AVAILABLE YET)Here are the Thomas Jefferson writings I told you about earlier. Being probably the most intelligent of the founders, and in my humble opinion, the most intelligent to ever hold the office of President I thought that perhaps you might enjoy reading what he thought about issues on Rights, The Constitution, Law, how he thought the government should be, and how he governed it when he was the President. There are also links to other Jefferson sites at the bottom of the contents page.

The Federalist Papers: This is an excellent link to the Federalist Papers. Read to see what SOME of the framers had in mind when they were framing the Constitution. It is rumored that these papers were written my Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, However they were only signed Publius. The Federalists (Democrats) believed in a strong centralized federal branch so as to protect us from the inefficiencies of the then current form of government under the Articles of Confederation. Since the Federalists tended to have more influence we now have the perverted of the system of Government that we have. Forgive them Father, They know not what they did....

The Anti-Federalist Papers: (NOT AVAILABLE YET) These are the papers which were published in rebuttal to the ideas set forth by the Federalist papers. The Anti-Federalists (Republicans) believed that the more centralized the federal branch was, the more dangerous it was to our freedom. They felt that the States should be remain Sovereign and independent of the federal branch. It is due to the Anti-Federalists that the Federal branch has the restraints on it now that it does. (Never mind that they ignore them!) The arguments made by the anti-federalists about how a strong centralized federal branch would endanger We The Peoples freedom have become more and more a prophecy than a philosophy.

Both Anti-Federalist and Federalist Papers are equally imperative to understanding the Constitution, because it is the intent of the framers that is what helps you keep the contents of the Constitution from being perverted or mis-interpreted. Judges seem to have re-written the Constitution through Alexander Hamilton's Doctrine of Implied Powers which is what gives our judges the grounds to interpret the Constitution liberally instead of literally. This is the root of all of the problems in our society....... Liberal Constitutional Interpretation!!!!

The United States Code (USC): This is where what you've learned from the Constitution gets fun. It's amazing when you look through the United States Code or USC what laws you will find that are UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Check it out though, There are laws in this code that you had no Idea were in there. Some good, some bad. You see what you like and don't like.

The Uniformed Commercial Code (UCC): One of the Uniform Laws drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and American Law Institute governing commercial transactions (Including sales and leasing of goods, transfer of funds, commercial paper, bank deposits and collections, letters of credit, bulk transfers, warehouse receipts, bills of lading, investment securities, and secured transactions). The U.C.C. has been adopted in whole or substantially by all States. (Definition taken from Blacks Law Dictionary 6th edition)

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): The annual cumulation of executive agency regulations published in the daily Federal Register, combined with regulations issued previously that are still in effect. Divided into 50 Titles, each representing a broad subject area, individual volumes of the Code of Federal Regulations are revised at least once each calender year and issued on a staggered quarterly basis. The CFR contains the general body of regulatory laws governing practice and procedure for federal administrative agencies. (Definition taken from Blacks Law Dictionary 6th edition)

The Federal Register: Published daily, is the medium for making available to the public Federal agency regulations and other legal documents of the executive branch. These documents cover a wide range of Government activities. An important function of the Federal Register is that it includes proposed changes of governmental agencies. Each proposed change published carries an invitation for any citizen or group to participate in the consideration of the proposed regulation through the submission of written data, views, or arguments, and sometimes by oral presentations. Such regulations and rules as finally approved appear thereafter in the Code of Federal Regulations. (Definition taken from Blacks Law Dictionary 6th edition)

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: Via Cornell University again. It's not a great Supreme Court site, but I'm working on finding one with a larger database. Keep an eye on these Supreme Court characters. They seem to have the power to rewrite the Constitution without amending it. Isn't that strange......?

Thomas: The House and Senate's Legislative Information on the Internet. This is an outstanding way of finding out what it is that the Legislative Branch of the Federal government is attempting to pass into law right now. Remember! You can't be ignorant and free........

Government Printing Office: This is another outstanding way of obtaining information from the Federal branch. You can search the GPO's databases for electronic publications from the Feds or you can even order their publications and now they even have CD Rom publications which they sell to the public. Check this one out for sure. It's a great source of information.

National Archives & Records Administration: A political researcher's heaven!!! I love this place. NARA is the government agency responsible for overseeing the management of the records of the federal government. NARA ensures, for the Citizen and the Public Servant, for the President and the Congress and the Courts, ready access to essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of federal officials, and the national experience. You'll be seeing much more of their sites on the "We The People" pages.

Second Treatise On Government: By John Locke 1690. If you have a little bit of time you might find it very interesting to read this Essay by John Locke. He was a philosopher and was greatly recognized by our founding fathers for his views on Natural Rights. I highly recommend reading this to anyone who thinks they understand government and law. Here's a taste: "A liberty to follow my own will in all things where that rule prescribes not, not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, unknown, arbitrary will of another man, as freedom of nature is to be under no other restraint but the law of Nature. This freedom from absolute, arbitrary power is so necessary to, and closely joined with, a man's preservation, that he cannot part with it but by what forfeits his preservation and life together. For a man, not having the power of his own life, cannot by compact or his own consent enslave himself to any one, nor put himself under the absolute, arbitrary power of another to take away his life when he pleases. Nobody can give more power than he has himself, and he that cannot take away his own life cannot give another power over it." (From Chapter IV Of Slavery)

Libertarian Party: Here is a link to the only political party in which I think most follows my philosophy about government and how it should be run. I didn't hear about the Libertarian Party until just this year, so I'm kinda new to them, but so far they say most of the things that I like to hear. You may be a Libertarian and just don't know it. They have a small yes, no, or maybe test which will help you find out on this site. Take the test and see if you are. I hope so :-) Myself? I don't think I can easily be aligned with any party; however, this one is close. Call me a Jeffersonian though. LOL!!!

American Constitutional Research Service: (NOT AVAILABLE YET) Here you will find a series of articles and letters published by the A.C.R.S. on a number of Constitutional matters which deal with the modern issues such as the flat tax, the family leave bill etc. These writings are excellent, and a must read for anyone who is politically involved whether Republican, Democrat, or whatever.

L.E.A.D.E.R.S: The Legislative Exchange Association, Drafting, Editing and Research Service is a First Amendment forum for the exchange of legislative and political ideals having at its root a desire to return the government of the United States to the principles of the Constitution of the United States.

Law Crawler: Here is a legal search engine. It is still in beta version, but it is still a wonderful way to find out things on just about anything which you may be researching in reference to any law on both the State and Federal levels. Don't forget to let them know if you have any suggestions.

Find Law Index: This is another online legal database with excellent information on almost any kind of law. It has an awesome variety of links on subjects of law categorized wonderfully. I've just recently found this site and haven't had a chance to fully explore it, but what I've seen so far is most impressive. Check it out.

`Lectric Law Library: An excellent legal resource for retrieving information about any type of law whether State, Federal, Constitutional, Commercial etc. You'll find interesting articles for both the layperson and the legal professional. Check this one out. It's a must see.

The Federal Zone: Here is an interesting online book about the IRS and the current tax system. I have read this book and find it to have some interesting theories backed up by Supreme Court decisions and quotes from the Constitution and the USC and CFR. It's good reading that just makes you think. It should be noted that I do not particularly agree nor dis agree with the author on any or all of the contents of this book, I however am researching the statements set forth herein and will keep you updated on my findings. Good Reading :-)


The Raven: By Edgar Allen Poe. Here is the poem which inspired me to the choice of my Internet A.K.A. At the bottom of the page there is a link to the Real Audio Site where you can download the Real Audio player so that you can listen to Basil Rathbone read The Raven while you follow along. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I do. :-)

Insomnia: By Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1881


Jane's Advanced Tactical Fighters: A while back Electronic Arts put out a game called US Navy Fighters. I love(d) this game but it was missing something; something that would have just made it perfect, what was this thing that was missing? Well, quite simply MODEM PLAY!!! I am a modem play addict. I love head to head competition. Well, Jane's ATF (The Sequel to USNF) answered my prayers about USNF and added modem play. This is their official website. Check it out! This game is no joke!!!

The Unofficial ATF Mission ExchangeThe purpose of this page is to provide ATF players with game information and missions to play.This page is a place for you to post your homemade missions for others to play. There is also a GAME INFORMATION section to find utilities and help files relating to ATF. If you have not updated your version of ATF to ver.1.14 I recommend that you do so as soon as possible.

Descent: When I first played this game I almost broke my neck trying to keep the floor where the floor was supposed to be. LOL! Anyway this game is a cross between Doom and a Flight Simulator. It is the absolute best damn modem playing game ever invented! I may be slightly biased though because of my love for both of these types of games, however, Interplay's six degrees of freedom is probably the closest thing you'll ever get to virtual reality in a video game. Don't play this game if you don't have a strong stomach.

Descent II: Just when you thought that perfection was reached, the best gets better. Interplay took the best game on the market and added afterburners, lights, an array of weapons that will smoke those old ones, and higher resolution setting for those of you who have computers that will handle it. It will be tough to beat this one, but I expect one day Interplay will do it again. I just love being upside down stuck on a wall over a door waiting for unsuspecting mine warriors to come wondering in... THEN I TOAST EM!!! LOL

Last Updated on September 24, 1996 by The_Raven