Legal vs Lawful – What difference does this make to you?

Legal vs Lawful – What difference does this make to you?

 – What difference does this make to you

what is legal and what is lawful? In simple terms “Legal” pertains to Acts of parliament and what ends up on the Statute. We commonly call these Acts, Statutes and Legislation.

Lawful stands above legal and usually refers to what most of us would call “Natural Law” and things like “don’t murder anyone”, “Don’t steal”, “Don’t defraud”, and don’t harm anyone or anything”.

We all come into this World with those inalienable rights given to us by the creator or god, or that higher power, whatever you might or might not call it.

These rights cannot be taken away from you. REMEMBER THAT!

You can however be “tricked” into giving those rights away! You have the right to travel from place to place unhindered. Most people who do travel in a motor car have been TRICKED into giving their inalienable right to travel away to the “authorities”.  To operate a motorcar you are told from a very early age that you need a “license” to “drive” a “Vehicle” and this seems pretty reasonable since it can be complex to learn how to operate a motor car especially if it’s a manual gearbox. 

BUT, that’s where the reasonable bit ends. OK, you do need to learn how to operate a motorcar and follow some basic rules that’ll keep you and everyone else safe (LAW = do no harm). The “authorities” want to apply plenty of other rules (Road Traffic Act) on you so they TRICK you into becoming a “driver” of a “vehicle”. Only drivers of vehicles are subject to the Acts, Statutes and Legislation handed down by the Government. We are all so conditioned or brainwashed into accepting that we are drivers of vehicles rather than just a man or woman travelling from place to place in a privately owned motor car.

If you are simply a man or woman travelling from place to place in a private conveyance, then none of the acts, statutes and legislation applies to you. One very important thing to note is that all of the LAWS mentioned earlier, like do no harm to anyone or anything, adds a level of personal responsibility that does not exist under the “legal” system. 

The things that encourage us all to be careless while operating a motor car include:

  • Insurance
  • Speed Limits
  • Pedestrian Crossings

 Let me explain why I think that. If you had no insurance and would be personally liable to repair or replace other peoples property if you damage it while “driving” you might be somewhat more careful. What about Speed Limits? These are very blunt tools in terms of road safety. A speed limit of 60 miles per hour on a dark country road late at night in the pouring rain is not a safe speed to travel at. But people who are “drivers” have been so conditioned or brainwashed that this is the speed to travel at that they’ll happily feel they are in the right so long as they’re not going faster than 60mph, they’re on their side of the white line and so on. But it’s just not that simple, is it? If you take total personal responsibility then there is no way that you’d ignore the very high risk involved in the scenarios I’ve described earlier. Crossings are also counterproductive to pedestrian safety. In towns and urban areas, pedestrians should have the “right of way” while “drivers” would have to take personal responsibility for their style of operating their car. If there are a lot of people around, like in a busy town then cars would need to travel much more slowly and those operating the cars would need to be much more aware of their surroundings and especially of people. 

Stay LAWFUL and always consider others in every action you take. Remember that if you have broken the LAW there will be a victim of that crime. No victim, no crime, no law broke Corpus Delecti… 


I have always felt that allowing others to tell me what I can and can’t do, to be rather wrong. As a child, I was known for being “headstrong” and as a grew I knew in my heart that I had the ultimate authority.

Over the period of the Covid 19 pandemic and the ensuing social restrictions, I was lucky enough to be visiting Sweden for a major part of 2020, returning to England in August 2020 to a rather depressingly restricted and “locked down” country.

Lots of research and personal experience told me that the responses of Governments were more about control than protecting the health of the nation. Mask wearing is something that I don’t do as it adds an unwanted separation from our fellow men and women creating an artificial division in society and this is where my path to sovereign status began.

On 25th July 2021 I had an appointment to attend an MRI scan at Northampton General Hospital. I was unsure exactly where in the grounds the MRI department was and so I made my way to the main entrance. About five weeks prior to this appointment I had spent a week on the surgical ward due to a rather nasty gall bladder and liver infection caused by gall stones. Only on a rare occasion did I put on a mask, totalling maybe 2 hours from the whole 8 days. The clinical staff were not concerned about me not wearing a mask and indeed none of the other patients wore masks much either. Clearly, it’s not a big cause of concern for people not to wear a mask, so imagine my surprise that as I approached the main entrance of the hospital on 25th July, I was asked by a “security guard” if I had a mask. I told him that I did not wear masks and continued into the hospital. I was followed by that security guard all the time asking the same question about a mask and eventually demanding that I wore a mask inside the hospital. When I refused to interact with him further he “ordered” the receptionist not to give me direction to the MRI and then called for “backup”. further 2 security guards arrived and although I ignored them they insisted on blocking my way into the hospital and eventually physically assaulted me, picked me up and transported me to the outside of the hospital and told me that I was trespassing!

I could hardly believe what was happening, being denied a pre-arranged medical appointment at a hospital by little more than thugs and bullies. I had the presence of mind to photograph these bullies as they refused to give me their names or show me any identification.

This incident lead me to complain about the treatment I had received and to start doing some research about discriminatory treatment and what my recourse could and should be. I quickly found that complaining lead me round in circles being passed between the PALS (patient access liaison service) and the complaints department each telling me it was the other department I needed.

More research lead me to find the Sovereign Project website and facebook group and to start to understand what my real rights are in cases like this. I am sovereign and if there is no victim, then there is no crime. not wearing a mask does not in and of itself create harm to anyone and does not cause there to be a victim. So what was I to do? I learned that the way to progress this was to avoid using any “complaints procedure” as that would put me firmly in THEIR jurisdiction, but to pursue a lawful remedy through sending a “Notice” to the CEO of the hospital trust by name. It’s taken a while to learn the right approach and to better comprehend the process of a lawful notice but I have sent a notice on 27th September 2021 giving the man that acts as the CEO of the hospital trust 30 days to respond. I am requiring the names and employment status of the 3 men who prevented me from entering the hospital and made the CEO aware that he is vicariously liable for their actions if they are employed by the hospital trust or represent the hospital trust. It is now 23rd October 2021 and as yet I have had no response. I this is still the case once the 30 days are up then I shall be issuing a further notice of claim against the man that is acting as the CEO. It’s important to note that I will be seeking remedy from the man rather than the CEO of the Hospital so it will be his personal and private responsibility and not one where he can hide behind the corporate structure of the Hospital Trust. Ultimately, I could seize property belonging to the man, or place a lien on his house.

It’s a very interesting process and a great deal of learning to do. I am grateful to all the people in the Sovereign Fraternity Facebook Group who have been a very useful font of knowledge, especially pete: stone who set up The Sovereign Project.

My Toastmasters Pathway Begins

It was around 2011 when I first delivered any type of public presentation in a business sense. I’d been providing SEO for small business for a couple of years and was offered the opportunity to speak to a small group of local business people so that I could start to develop a profile for being the “local expert” within the business community.

That first presentation felt seriously good and I was walking on air when I’d finished and got a load of great feedback from the six or seven business people in the room.

Something troubled me though, and after a few days, I started to realise that I could have delivered a talk or workshop with so much more confidence. I’ve always been very self-critical with the ability to review my own performance and note many of the failings that maybe others would have seen too. I knew that I needed to improve if I was to continue to deliver public talks and training session, which is something I also knew that I would love to do more often.

A few weeks after that initial presentation / workshop, I was chatting to another local business person at a networking group and she mentioned that if I wanted to improve on public presentations then I should go along to a Toastmasters Speaking Club. She was a member of the Brghton and Hove Speakers Club and would be very happy to introduce me to the club. I was curious about how this would work and agreed to go along to the next meeting.

Toastmasters is a great place to develop and hone the skills needed to deliver a great presentation to an audience and over the next 5 years to 2016 I learned the skills needed to progress to what is known in Toastmasters as a “Competent Communicator”.

After a five year break from Toastmasters due to a massive lifestyle change that had me travelling around the UK adn all over Europe in a motorhome, I have now decided to settle down a bit and reenter Toastmasters and join the Northampton Speakers Club, currently running meetings every 2 weeks on Zoom.

I’ll be a fully paid up member starting from April 1st 2021 and will begin my journey along the Pathways Education program in order to continue to develop and home the skill to deliver great speeches to a public audience.

My aim is to eventually be good enough to deliver an impactful speech to a TedX Audience and to start getting paid as a public speaker.

I’m documenting my journey on the Toastmasters Pathways program through this blog and through a Podcast that I have just started to publish on Anchor.

Most Important Things When Creating a Podcast

You’re thinking about creating a podcast or have made a few already. Your mind probably wonders how you can make your podcast as popular as some of those you listen to, that seem to have thousands of downloads or millions of listeners.

Maybe you’re thinking “if only I had a better microphone” or “I wish my voice sounded better”, those things really are not all that important when you start out producing your podcast.

Your listeners and potential listening audience need to feel engaged and involved in your conversation. Feeling like they’re involved keeps people listening, helps with interaction, and keeps people coming back for more episodes. But how do you create that feeling for your audience?

Put simply, you need to tell stories that your audience can relate to; stories that your listeners feel that they could be telling. Situations that they’ve maybe seen or experienced first hand.

Creating some excitement and energy in the podcast by the use of your voice tonality, volume, and variety of expression.

When my children were young and I read them stories during the day time, I’d try to make to book exciting and add character voices at appropriate times, this made them want more!

However, if I read a bedtime story, I’d really want them to fall asleep so I wold change the way I read those stories to a smooth, calming and quite monotone voice. Essentially, making the story as boring as possible.

Do you listen to podcasts and audiobooks? If you do you’ll know that some are really interesting and engaging while others can send you to sleep.

Things to avoid

It’s all too easy to slip into that monotone way of speaking especially when you’re not getting live feedback from your audience. This monotone voice is to be avoided at all costs as it will certainly have you audience switching off and never coming back, leaving your podcast among the crowded backwaters of audio presentations.

Another thing that’ll have your audience running for the hills is too much tech talk that is not converted into plain english for all to understand. Part of that is the use of TLAs or Three Letter Acronyms, of course not all acronyms are limited to three letters so avoid all acronyms unless you are following them up in that same sentence with the full description. If you’re using an acronym a lot throughout your podcast consider explaining what it means a few times so people can make sense of what you’re saying without having to look it up externally to your podcast.

Things to do

Making your podcast interesting and, importantly, sharable can be easy but it takes practice. Try thesse things in your next podcast audio presentation:

  • Vocal Variety (tone, speed, and volume)
  • Change in volume of your voice (both louder and softer)
  • Add interest by maybe whispering into the mic (get closer to the mic)
  • Add more energy into your voice
  • Get excited about the subject

try these things and compare your recording with a previous recording and I’m sure that you will notice the difference. You’ll also notice the difference in your listenership.

What about sharing

Most people will be happy to share your podcast with their contacts who they think would benefit. However, most will not think about sharing your podcast so you’ll need to ask them to do it. Provide easy ways to share and guide your audience to the click to share buttons.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed and gained something from this short article and overview. Please do share it with your contacts 🙂

Is a Smartphone Good Enough

Is a Smartphone Good Enough


Hi and welcome back to the how to start and grow your YouTube channel.

What I want to look at today is what sort of equipment can you start off with okay I’ve got radio microphones like wireless microphones I’ve got a Lumix G90 camera which is pretty decent gives great quality video and grateful quality still images as well if you want to take some still images to put into your video production when I started making videos and some of the advice I would give to my small business clients way back behind 5 10 years ago was if you have a smart phone you can use that now I’ve got a iPhone 10 and what I’m gonna do is just click the record button now and excuse the phone being in front of the lens there but what I want to do is just get get a bit of framing done on on the phone just to make it look about right so it’s all got this nice white background going on lots of sunshine which my might make it look a bit bright but I’ve got the the camera the phone held in my hand here and I’m gonna switch to the iPhone footage now and now we are gonna switch away from looking at that camera which is still recording and looking straight at the lens which is up at the top of the iPhone and just talking to that lens making sure that I’m making a connection with you people the other side now I’m holding it with my hand and it might look a bit shaky although the iPhone 10 is pretty good at steadying the footage so my it might be shaky it might not but we’ll see in the Edit and later on in the series I’ll be making videos about how to edit what software you might want to use how you can edit on mobile devices like an iPhone or an iPad my arms are getting tired so I’m going to switch back to this camera and get on we’re talking to you about the equipment you need as you can see the iPhone or any smartphone with video capability and for that matter any cheap camera that can take video so long as you can get that video off the camera onto a device where you can edit or in the early days I would do what I would call one take wonders I would think about a subject that I wanted to talk about and I would just put the put the iPhone up on a shelf and I would just start to talk and that confidence to talk came out of my time I spent at a Toastmasters club the Brighton and Hove speakers club down in Sussex in the UK spent five over five years five and a half years just learning a process of talking being confident and comfortable with public speaking and if you if you’re not that sure about public speaking speaking to a camera which is public speaking it’s still daunting isn’t it you should maybe consider going to your local Toastmasters club there’ll be one within a few miles of you but I would pop the camera or the iPhone up on a shelf I would practice practice practice my talk and maybe I’d make two three four five minute video and I just go into it and just get started talking if I did lots of arms as you know that sort of hesitation they could always be cut out and you could shorten your video down to really really concise message and then publish but I hope that’s been helpful I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the difference between a steadied camera on a tripod and let me let me just let me just record the one on what I’m seeing this is what I’m looking at right now you see the road radio mic receiver on the top there I’ve got the flip out screen going over there and well that’s that’s the nice steady I’ve got the tripod there you can see the place where I’m at in the background I’m actually on a campsite in Sweden right now and you know it it just goes to prove that you can formulate a message record it and get it out there wherever you are so long as you have something to record it you have a message and you have some internet access anyway that’s it for today thanks so much for watching hope you enjoyed see the differences between the types of kit that you can get started with the main messages here get started the kit doesn’t matter I’ll see you again next time bye bye for now