Protect Free Speech

A 15 year loyal customer of Ocean's Eleven Casino, Oceanside, CA has been banned and sued for helping the employees use their right to free speech.

 

           

 

 

 

THANK YOU!!

 

 

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Perks

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·         $10

That's All I Could Afford Perk

Dr. Hope will email you a thank you card that hopefully will put a smile on your face.

 

  • $25

Cool eBook Perk

The first perk plus: Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. This book was first published in 1937 during the Great Depression. Think and Grow Rich helped extricate many from the bounds of a  poor economy and has been ranked as the sixth best-selling paperback business book in Business Week Magazine’s Best-Seller List.

  • $50

Gotta Laugh Perk

The first two perks plus: A friend of Dr. Hope’s will call you and tell you a joke!

·         $75

The Leave Me Alone Perk

The first three perks plus: Dr. Hope’s friend will stop calling you and telling you jokes!

·         $100

1st Edition Autographed Book Perk

The first four perks plus: A first edition personally autographed to you copy of one of Dr. Hope’s books. You select the book (go to http://drhope.com )

 

·         $1,000

The You Must Be Rich Perk

The first five perks plus: The satisfaction that you helped Dr. Hope stand up for the employees' right to free speech, good Karma, and an invitation to join Dr. Hope for an enjoyable evening of wine and pizza, laughter and silly conversation.

LATEST VIDEO UPDATE:

 

Latest News after that Video:

Dr. Hope won his appeal!   Read the ruling here: Court of Appeal's Ruling. Two frivolous lawsuits down, one to go.

Two years ago Dr. Hope ran out of money to finance his fight for free speech. He could no longer pay for his legal representation. For a year and a half he has been defending himself in pro per. (Meaning he was acting as own lawyer.) His public forum that was accessible through http://oceans11.info was temporarily shut down due to a court order but now is live again because he won his appeal! The Public Forum can still be accessed at http://pokercommunitynetwork.com, and http://oceans11info.info. He now has another lawyer but has to cover all of the court costs and other legal expenses, which is expensive. If you believe in his fight for free speech and would like to help, please do so, just check out the way you can help below, THANK YOU!

Here are links to to some of the briefs he has authored in this fight to protect First Amendments rights:

Appellant's Opening Brief;   Appellant's Reply Brief;

Petition for a Writ of MandatePetition for Review

Court of Appeal's Ruling.

 
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Short Summary

  • Tim ‘Dr. Hope’ Anders is an award-winning children’s book author. He also is a musician and part time poker professional.
  • Tim has always cared about the underdog. When he heard from the employees of Ocean’s Eleven Casino in Oceanside, CA about how they were being mistreated by the new management, he took a stand. When the elderly receptionists that had worked there for over 10 years were forced to ‘retire’ and were replaced by newly hired younger people (who worked for less $$) he took it upon himself to write a letter to the majority stock holder in Ocean’s Eleven and tell him how the employees were being treated in the hope that he would improve the conditions for them. A short time after the letter got back to the managing partner of Ocean’s Eleven Casino Tim was banned.
  • Tim felt bad about being banned from a Casino where he had been a well-liked and loyal customer for over fifteen years, but he felt worse about the hostile working environment in which the employees had to endure. Because of this Tim built a website, http://oceans11info.info where employees and customers could anonymously post how they felt about how they were being treated by the new management without fear of reprisal. This was done in the hope that the owners would use this input to improve the conditions for the employees, to the betterment of the customer experience and the owner’s bottom line.
  • In what appears to be out of retaliation for giving the employees a voice, Mark Kelegian, the managing partner of Ocean’s Eleven, filed for a restraining order against Tim. Tim prevailed in court, but it cost him a week’s worth of time and $$ for a lawyer which he could not afford. None-the-less he paid it and left the website up.
  • Mark’s high priced lawyers have now served Tim with a lawsuit demanding that he take down the website.
  • Tim believes that the employees and customers have a right to be heard and that right is protected under the first amendment of our constitution, the right to free speech. He has not taken down the site.
  • Tim needs help to cover his personal expenses now that he has to put up so much money to defend himself and the rights of the employees and customers.
  • With contributions from people like you, Tim will be able to make a stand against a well-funded oppressor.

What We Need & What You Get

  • Lawsuits can be expensive plus the time off from what you do to make a living to support the lawsuit (depositions, production of documents, time with your lawyer, begging for money, etc.) can take a toll when it comes to lost income you need to cover your monthly expenses. Legal fees alone could be $10,000 to $100,000.
  • To show our appreciation for your contribution we are offering you these fabulous, over-the-top perks.
  1. $10, Dr. Hope will email you a thank you card.
  2. $25, Cool eBook-Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  3. $50, The above plus: A friend of Dr. Hope’s will call you and tell you a joke!
  4. $75, The above plus: Dr. Hope’s friend will stop calling you and telling you jokes!
  5. $100, All of the above plus: A first edition autographed copy of one of Dr. Hope’s books. You select the book (go to http://drhope.com )
  6. $1000, All of the above plus: The satisfaction that you helped Dr. Hope stand up for the employees right to free speech, good Karma, and an invitation to join Dr. Hope for an enjoyable evening of wine and pizza, laughter and silly conversation.

The Impact

Your contribution will make a difference:

  • In the world people are persecuted if they try to voice their disagreement with how they are being treated at work, their living conditions or the policies of their government. Here in America we are fortunate to have the freedom of free speech. There are those who try to take our freedoms away from us. We need to show them that even though they have money and power, they cannot do this. In helping Dr. Hope you are saying to the world that this will not stand, we are Americans and we believe in the first amendment to our constitution, freedom of speech.

Other Ways You Can Help

We know that some of you are just barely making it and just can’t afford to contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help, you could do one of these things:

  • Tell a friend at work about this campaign.
  • Email everyone in your address book and send them to this site.
  • Go to the website, http://oceans11info.info  and post a comment. Maybe something about a problem you or a friend had at work and how it was fixed or needs to be or post about how someone stood up for the little guy and how they were helped.
  • Eat your spinach.
  • Come over and wash Dr. Hope’s car. (lol)
  • Thank you so much for your support.