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How to Get Things Done in Government
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Learn the most effective ways of getting things done in Washington DC--How to become an effective lobbyist and what pitfalls to avoid; How to introduce legislation and litigate to enforce it once enacted; How a one man publicity campaign created a government agency and started the Tea Party Movement!


Creation of a Minority Group
Read the book that created the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Pictures from Baikonur
brings to life American weapons of mass destruction programs and overflights of Russia and China in the 1950's.

So You Want to Drive a Truck
See highlights of the trucking videos that started it all in 1992

“It is my understanding that Mr. Trescott is interested in the position of FMCSA Administrator.  Upon reviewing his resume, I believe you will agree with my analysis that Mr. Trescott has unique qualifications.”—  Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, United States House of Representatives, Washington DC.

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Pocket Cruiser DVD Now available on DVD!   The first video ever endorsed by Practical Sailor Magazine— How to Equip a Trailer-Sailer for Serious Ocean Cruising by William B. Trescott, the first sailor to cross the canals of England and Ireland on a transatlantic passage.   See how you too can cross oceans on a budget.   "The trepidant beginner will find this video reassuring"—Dan Spurr.

HOW TO GET THINGS DONE IN THE DARK WORLD OF CORRUPT GOVERNMENT
Tells the story of corruption in America's courts that caused more COVID deaths than any other nation in the world and provoked the worst attack on Jews in American history

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Highlights by William B. Trescott:

    Remember the "Jews will not replace us" demonstration in Charlottesville Virginia after four Catholic and four Jewish Justices on the Supreme Court overruled the majority Protestant jury convicting their Governor of receiving $175,000 in gifts? Remember the "worst attack on Jews in American history" in a synagogue near Pittsburgh on the tenth anniversary of Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens' conviction for failing to report $60,000 in gifts from an oil company?

    Do you remember how the Roseanne show was abruptly canceled when its star compared the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Halloween 2016 legalizing the surveillance of Americans with tracking devices to the courtroom scene in The Planet of the Apes where three appellate judges wearing orangutan masks made gestures of hear no evil, see no evil, and say no evil? Do you remember the west Texas trucker who hijacked a mail truck and shot seven people as well as himself on the second anniversary of the retirement of one of the judges involved? News programs did not tell you these "racist attacks" were actually reprisals for a much larger number of preventable deaths.

    An additional 2,368 truckers, 5,501 motorists, and 1,321 pedestrians and bicyclists were killed on the highways from 2009 to 2019 after tracking devices intended to improve productivity required unskilled truck drivers to race against the clock to find a safe place to park, violating speed limits whenever delayed by weather or traffic.

    When courts do certain things on certain dates like Halloween, it is certain that someone in the courthouse is trying to send a message—such as when the Senate Commerce Committee Chairman was convicted of receiving gifts on my birthday, or when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals robbed truckers of their right to stop when tired on Good Friday, the traditional anniversary of the death of Christ, in response to the trucker who gunned down eleven Jews near Pittsburgh.

    The Supreme Court also plays this game. On 10/4/2010 it denied a petition to legalize modern intermodal vehicles that could have prevented the Covid epidemic and saved almost a million lives. On 10/4/2021 it denied my petition to restore truckers' meal and rest breaks taken away by the Good Friday mandate. Just as terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 because the emergency number "911" is significant to New Yorkers, the Supreme Court denied my petitions on October 4th because "10-4" is a number significant to truckers—meaning "yes" in CB radio jargon.

    Truckers can forgive a lot of things, but not drunk driving. As billboard lawyers charged extravagant fees to compensate victims of crashes that would never have occurred if modern intermodal vehicles were legal, President Trump violated the law in nominating a lawyer to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act required him to appoint “an individual with professional experience in motor carrier safety.” This betrayal of some of his most ardent supporters cost him three million votes, electing Joe Biden instead.

    To truckers, lawyers are kooks who beat trucks with sledgehammers on TV!

    Twice convicted of drunk driving, Raymond Martinez could never have gotten a job driving a truck, much less met the minimum standard for employment in the motor carrier safety profession—an above average safety record driving eighteen wheelers. Nor did he publish articles, videos, or patent applications demonstrating expertise designing trucks or testing safety devices as any reasonable person would expect of an individual with professional experience in motor carrier safety. When he was supposedly accumulating an above average safety record driving eighteen wheelers, he was actually working as an assistant to First Lady Nancy Reagan. Martinez resigned the day before his response to my Motion For a Stay was due in the "Good Friday" case. Like Trump, President Biden also refused to obey the law—depriving truckers of their rights to safety in the workplace.

    Trump was able to get away with this because in 2006 President Bush appointed his Assistant Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. When Martinez's predecessors refused to allow truckers to have modern safety features like cars have such as stronger roofs and crash absorbent bumpers, Kavanaugh dismissed litigation to legalize them, then denied the appeal even though judges are not allowed to hear appeals of their own decisions.

    As a reward for covering up his violation of The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act, President Trump appointed Kavanaugh to The Supreme Court!

    In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the American Trucking Associations and Owner Operator Independent Driver Association agreed that fatal injuries to truckers could be reduced 23% if cab structural integrity was improved sufficiently to prevent crushing in rollover crashes. When the former Ralph Nader organization Public Citizen brought a case to prevent truckers from being overworked, Kavanaugh ordered our pleadings to be edited to half the length of those of our employers. When I filed a motion accusing him of bias, he was replaced by Janice R. Brown, a former assistant of a governor who had collaborated with Kavanaugh in dismissing the "10-4" intermodal vehicles case.

    Nicknamed "The Diva" because she had famously hired a convicted bank robber to serve as her clerk as shown on the news program 60 Minutes, Brown ruled that truckers lack standing to challenge a trucking regulation!  

    Judges are supposed to be assigned to cases randomly so that a politically connected judge cannot impose a politically favorable outcome by suppressing evidence. Because the chances of each of the DC Circuit's fourteen judges sitting on a particular three judge panel were one in five, the odds of President Bush’s former Assistant being randomly assigned to three consecutive panels along with Judge Brown, a former assistant of a governor, assigned to two panels are less than one percent. It is therefore 99% certain that these judges were assigned to my cases in a non-random manner.

    The FBI investigated several House and Senate committee chairmen to determine why a bill I wrote, Presidential Candidate Ron Paul’s 'Safer Truck Act', never received a hearing. Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, the Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee who confirmed one of Martinez's equally unqualified predecessors without a hearing, was convicted of failing to report gifts. The co-chairman not convicted, Presidential Candidate John McCain, owned a trucking company that distributed beer. Tom Petri, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, agreed to retire after failing to report owning stock in a truck manufacturer.

    Charges against Stevens were abruptly dropped after I filed a complaint with the FBI alleging that a dozen truckers killed in Texas had a greater than 50-50 probability of being victims of wrongful death. The chief of the section that processed my complaint resigned from the FBI a month later. Before he could be questioned, Senator Stevens died in a mysterious plane crash—not unlike the Presidents of Poland, Rwanda, Panama, and Pakistan when they knew too much. The Attorney General who dismissed the charges was held in contempt of Congress in an unrelated cover up.

Bridge to Nowhere     In consolation, the "bridge to nowhere" that Stevens was advocating was built, not in Alaska, but in my hometown of Sargent Texas—resembling a giant roller coaster for cars!

    The Tea Party Movement gets its name from a trucker strike that shut down the nation's highways on the 200th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party in 1973. To prevent another strike, on the 242nd anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, Martinez's predecessor T. F. Scott Darling III required trucks to be equipped with tracking devices. This meant that prototypes of modern intermodal vehicles could be tracked and searched without search warrants—effectively banning research and development because no means were provided for truckers to protect their trade secrets. The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association filed the "Halloween" case the very next day.

    The "Halloween" decision garnered the attention of extremists because it legalized the use of cell phone data to track their activities—which is why "totenkopf" Halloween masks were worn during the "Jews will not replace us" protest. "The Diva" announced her retirement two weeks later.

    On January 7th 2016, I filed a Motion To Intervene by right in the "Halloween" case claiming that T. F. Scott Darling III, a lawyer like Martinez, lacked the power to require tracking devices because he had not been confirmed by the Senate. A week later on January 14th 2016, an acting chief judge dismissed complaints of judicial misconduct I filed to prevent his confirmation after the Chief Judge covered up Justice Kavanaugh's non random panel assignments. Coincidentally, the Senate Commerce Committee announced a confirmation hearing for Darling on the same day in violation of The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act

    On January 20th 2016, The Judicial Council of the DC Circuit refused to release the acting chief judge’s opinion until ten minutes after Darling’s hearing. Coincidentally, Darling filed an Opposition to my Motion to Intervene on the same day which was granted a week later despite the fact that I filed Comments before the Agency and a Petition to Reconsider to establish my right. On March 15th 2016, the Judicial Council of the DC Circuit upheld the opinion of the acting chief judge. 

    As a reward for covering up his violations of The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act, President Obama nominated the Chief Judge who recused himself to The Supreme Court the very next day!

    The overly coincidental coordination of the Judicial Council, the Senate Commerce Committee, the President, and The Department of Justice could not have been achieved without corrupt communication contrary to the principle of Constitutional separation of powers. John Hill, one of Darling's predecessors and head of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, blew the whistle claiming that “political people tell the appointed people what they’re going to do.”

    Chief Judge Merrick Garland's nomination was stopped at my request, leaving only eight Justices on the Supreme Court.

    On the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, June 6th 2016, after all of the Protestants resigned due to irregularities in the Citizens United case that legalized unlimited campaign spending, the eight remaining Justices, four Jewish, four Catholic, denied my petition alleging corruption in the "Halloween" case. Three weeks later, on June 27th 2016, they overruled the decision of a majority Protestant jury convicting the former Governor of Virginia of receiving $175,000 in gifts—legalizing the corruption!

    On May 29th 2018, Comedienne Roseanne Barr tweeted that the person most likely responsible for the illegal ex parte communication, Obama's Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, was like "The Muslim Brotherhood & The Planet of the Apes had a baby." Like those participating in the August 12th 2017 "Jews will not replace us" protest over the acquittal of their convicted governor, Barr, herself Jewish, was accused of racism and her top rated show was canceled in retaliation along with those of several news men such as Charlie Rose who were accused of sexual harassment. My congressman, Blake Farenthold, whom we had placed on both the House Transportation and Judiciary Committees to handle our proposed Judicial Cronyism Act, was also accused of sexual harassment and forced to resign when we tried to schedule a meeting with other members of the Judiciary Committee. A previous Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Chuck Colson, served seven months in prison for obstruction of justice in the Watergate cover up. 

   While a senator in Illinois, Barak Obama collaborated with convicted Governor George Ryan to ban capital punishment. Ryan received six years in prison for causing the deaths of several children after issuing commercial driver’s licenses to unqualified truck drivers in exchange for campaign donations. Violating his pledge not to appoint lobbyists to head government agencies, Obama appointed Anne Ferro, former President of The Maryland Motor Truck Association, to be his first Motor Carrier Safety Administrator even though as the State of Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administrator she regularly issued licenses to unqualified truck drivers lacking the years of experience needed to safely drive eighteen wheelers. Martinez did the same when he was Chairman of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

    Like Martinez, Hill, and Darling, Ferro had never driven a truck for a living, much less had experience designing trucks and testing safety devices as required by The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act. The only possible motive for an unskilled person to impersonate a safety professional is to profit from the deaths of innocent people! 

    It is difficult to imagine how the head of Maryland’s driver’s license office could have become president of Maryland’s trucking association without granting special favors like Governor Ryan did when he was head of Illinois’ driver’s license office. The president of a trucking association would normally be the owner of a successful trucking company—not a driver’s license office. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Institute, Maryland reported only one truck crash after Ferro took over, making members of The Maryland Motor Truck Association appear safer than trucking companies based in other states. The Department of Transportation also reported that trucks drove exactly one third more miles under Ferro than was published previously. Obviously, if crashes are under-reported and miles driven are exaggerated, an impostor with no apparent qualifications can appear to improve safety. 

    See corrected truck crash statistics on my truck fatalities chart!

    As a result of this corruption, modern intermodal vehicles remain illegal and a sober motorist is now twice as likely to be killed by a heavy truck as by a drunk driver. Although the first prototype unibody truck was built by General Motors prior to the first trucker strike in 1973, to protect themselves from unqualified truck drivers, motorists purchased 160% more gas guzzling SUV's with bumpers the same height as truck bumpers in 2002 than they did during the last trucker strike in 1994. As pickups and SUV's continued to get larger and heavier, healthy sports such as bicycling and jogging became increasingly dangerous. Instead of minor injuries tumbling over the top, pedestrians were fatally accelerated by these taller vehicles. High gas prices resulting from a shortage of refinery capacity caused by these gas guzzlers triggered the 2008 recession by popping the housing bubble in outlying suburbs that were no longer economical to commute to.  

    On December 9th 2009, Judges Garland, Brown, and Kavanaugh upheld the ban on modern intermodal vehicles citing Taxpayers Watchdog v. Stanley i.e. that steps to prevent almost a million Covid deaths after the 2006 H5N1 Bird Flu scare were a waste of taxpayers money.

    When motorists switched to Diesel powered pickups to get better fuel economy, the price of Diesel fuel spiked to more than $4 per gallon, doubling the cost of shipping freight by truck. Efficiency improvements in container ships, such as steam turbines that generate additional power using waste heat from their exhaust, made it cheaper for big box retailers to import goods from China than to ship them across the United States—destroying American manufacturing and forcing small business retailers into bankruptcy.

    Dependence on big box retailers for food delivery prevented state and local governments from shutting down highways to stop the spread of Covid-19, causing the largest per capita outbreak and almost a million preventable deathsmore than any other nation in the world! 

    Even without the cost of Covid, the Government Accountability Office estimated that the pollution, accident, and congestion costs of trucks are six times that of trains. According to a study by the Federal Railroad Administration, intermodalism is up to five times more fuel efficient than trucking, reducing global warming. Even on short trips, ships and trains are twice as efficient as trucks, emitting half as much pollution.  If either Presidential Candidate Ron Paul’s 'Safer Truck Act' or my related litigation had received a fair hearing, intermodal vehicles could have prevented three quarter million Covid deaths by shipping goods by rail or waterways rather than exposing them to three million truck drivers criss-crossing the country spreading deadly disease. In 1918, the far more lethal Spanish Flu was defeated using only ordinary industrial safety methods such as running steam locomotives in reverse to prevent train crews from coming into contact with each other and leaving rail cars to sit overnight before being unloaded—without dangerous medical treatments or vaccines.

    Though most airlines shut down, the trucking industry continued to spread coronavirus to food processing plants, causing a food shortage and shipping crisis as truckers voted with their feet to escape dangerous working conditions. Farmers were forced to throw away unsold produce.

    The main benefit of intermodal vehicles is actually not safety or efficiency, but their ability to pickup and deliver freight absolutely anywhere without a loading dock. Eighteen wheelers carry their cargo high above the ground, making them dangerous for farmers and other small businessmen to load and unload. If intermodal vehicles replaced long haul trucks, entrepreneurs could compete on a level playing field with giant corporations and farmers could sell food directly to consumers over the internet at half supermarket prices.

    Inner city neighborhoods are like third world countries with vast numbers of unemployed youth that could be put to work if they had access to transportation. Half of all trips are shopping trips. If people could buy directly from home industries and do most of their shopping at home over the internet, there would be lower prices, fewer car crashes, less pollution, less highway congestion, lower insurance rates, and cars would last longer. Is it any surprise that the trucking, oil, auto, food, insurance, and retail industries are all lobbying against it? Instead, President Biden proposed a trillion dollar infrastructure bill to repair damage caused by obsolete eighteen wheelers that would not have occurred if modern trucks were legal.

    Of the three judges who banned safer trucks, two were appointed to the Supreme Court while the other descended from the bench without senior status.

    If intermodal vehicles were allowed to deliver freight a mere five miles around industrial areas, demand for rail transportation would dramatically increase and track electrification would become economical—further reducing noise and pollution. Like most nations, the US has a surplus of nighttime generating capacity that could be used to power trains. A trucker with a modern intermodal truck that traveled less than five miles could use plug in power and never buy a drop of Diesel fuel again. This is why a United States Senator was convicted of receiving gifts from an oil company.

    On January 20th 2021, President Biden covered up the non-random panel assignments on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals by appointing the Chief Judge responsible to be his Attorney General. If the Supreme Court had granted my petition to restore truckers' meal and rest breaks, he would have had to resign.

     How much does our obsolete long haul trucking industry cost taxpayers?  According to the Government Accountability Office, unrecovered pollution, accident, and congestion costs of trucks have been exceeding 112.2 billion dollars per year since 2007.

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