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12 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial: Scripps Howard:
Preventing a second 9/11
What a stupid, cruel joke.
There is no preventing another 9/11—until
the completion of the police state, the creation
of which was one motive for the inside job
that was 9/11 to begin with. The ignorant
(propagandist?) writer of this piece complains
that the recommendations, save one, of the
Kean Commission, have not been carried out,
and there'll be no excuse 'next time.' Little
does this writer know that the War on Terror
is a variation on the old protection racket.
It's a phony scam, in other words, made to
seem real by staged attacks.
The one area where this writer is satisfied
with gov't response to the Commission Report?
The creation of a director of national intelligence,
which position has been filled by John Negroponte--an
Iran Contra criminal!
Boy, do I feel safe now--as I did when they
put that big criminal Martha Stewart behind
Sat, 12 Dec '05 Two articles: 1) Teachers
union mulls tax hike push; 2) Need for home
heating assistance on the rise
Gee, where's all our money?
The money IS BEING STOLEN, folks, because
of the people's lack of attention to government
while they indulge the hypnosis of the mad
consumer/entertainment orgy. And let's not
leave out the deadly obliviousness and/or
cowardly indifference and/or complicity of
our local politicians who, in my opinion,
are failing in their duty to the people as
Money is being stolen by banks and corporations
via manipulation of our currency and financial
systems which we worship in ignorance. Capitalism
is based on theft, slavery and rape of Earth,
and puts upon us a form of slavery welcomed
as a result of crumbs tossed to the underlings
in the form of consumer addiction and the
Great American Dream.
one small example of money stolen outright.
Thu, 8 Dec '05 Article: Gay marriage
foes file petition signatures
The self-righteous, self-appointed bigots
aren't done yet.
Few people realize just how much of the law
in this country is UN-American. It is so,
because this republic is supposed to be about
individual freedom, and the legislation of
personal behavior to suit the opinion of the
majority is tyranny.
You see, insanity sufficiently widespread
and embraced becomes the 'norm' against which
the hypocrites pass judgment on others and
try to steal their freedom.
There is the perverse tendency in the self-righteous
and severely contracted psyche to control
the behavior of others and knock all the heads
together so it can feel more comfortable with
the state of repression where it feels safe
This petition has NO PLACE on the ballot.
Well, if it does, we should be able to bring
discrimination and slavery back if enough
people go for them. Majority rules, right?
Thu, 8 Dec '05 Article: Restaurant
chain official cites area's population density
as reason for pullout
We are then doubly blessed.
Blessed, of course, within the larger framework
of already-existing over development and population-level
damnation. And blessed for having one less
national chain outlet for the poison produced
by industrial agriculture and passed off as
"Smokey Bones" (can you imagine
the awful stuff they present as 'food') wants
to move to the densely packed region closer
to Boston in order to maximize customer traffic.
While this is a blessing for us, the Bones
corporate mavens can take heart, because if
our local captains of industry, economic growth
and development have their way, the Nashua
River Valley will all too soon become the
morass of people, traffic, and pollution that
is so attractive to this purveyor of dietary
Wed, 7 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: The response to surprise attacks,
then and now
A major propaganda piece.
The intent of this pack of lies and misinfo
is to convince the reader that nothing really
new happened on 9/11. The world hadn't changed,
but was the same dangerous place it always
had been--mainly because of all those 'evil
people,' implied to be elsewhere than the
good ol' US, of course.
As usual with such articles, this one also
perpetuates the unproven assertion of "al
Qaeda 's mass murders in the Twin Towers..."
yada yada. No mention of the innumerable questions
suggesting that 9/11 was an inside job.
Also perpetuated here is the myth that the
US was totally surprised at Pearl Harbor,
whereas that was just another in a long line
of elite-planned pretexts for war designed
to control public opinion and generate wars.
Ultimately, we are to be convinced here that
these horrendous occurrences are based on
intelligence failure. To the contrary folks,
9/11 was an intelligence success.
Wed, 7 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial:
Jay Ambrose: Justification for war was not
The sound of a drowning person yelling.
The master of deception is with us again.
I'm surprised we haven't heard from the viperess
of lying rhetoric, Ann Coulter, on this issue.
But Jay's good enough, and while the lies
about Iraq are blowing up in BushCo's face,
even within the lapdog corporate media, the
few supreme deniers are last-gasping—presumably
in the attempt to rescue their reputations
for having supported the lie and crime against
humanity that the destruction of Iraq, from
Desert Storm forward, has been.
The truly astounding thing is that any group
of people could tell so many lies, commit
so many horrendous crimes, and still be 'walking'
in office. Someone put it into perspective
with a sign about Bush that said "Will
someone please give him a blow job so we can
And Desert Storm itself was a contrived war
(Saddam, a CIA asset, virtually had been invited
to invade Kuwait) brought to life with a consummate
conspiracy that created the false baby/incubator
story to lie us into that one.
I won't reinvent the wheel here to refute
the obvious BS Ambrose offers as proof that
the genocide was justified, such as 'hey,
whole bunches of countries agreed with the
WMD intel.' But it is important to say that
it's logical to postulate that many countries
might have thought WMD might be there, because
they SOLD them to the Butcher of Baghdad illegally
prior to Gulf 1. The US transferred $4 billion
worth of chem/bio agents to Saddam, and were
still doing it right up to his invasion of
All this stuff was stored in huge bunkers
in Southern Iraq that our military then decided
to blow up in place, while
leaving thousands of our troops in the area
to be exposed. A great lab experiment
well planned--not to mention lucrative to
the treaty (Geneva Convention) violators.
Tue, 6 Dec '05 Article: Democratic
party files ethics complaint citing Romney's
use of corporate jet
Give the guy credit--he's got brass scalliones.
Mass Gov Mittster hops a $40 mil jet owned
by Pharma giant Pfizer, even as he and state
lawmakers ponder enactment of universal health
care insurance law.
Not surprising is that Mitt was elected chairman
of the Republican Governors Association.
In defense, a spokesperson said, "Travel
on private aircraft for attendance at party
meetings is accepted practice followed by
Need we say more?
Sun, 4 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard (SH) : Propaganda for profit
About the War for Profit.
SH isn't sure if the story about the military
paying Iraqi media to run war propaganda is
"any big deal."
And this wisdom" "Propaganda is
a legitimate and at times even useful tool
of war and diplomacy, and it's not like the
US gets a fair shake...in the Arab press."
How about the simple truth, never mind propaganda?
How about no more wars based on lies? And
what kind of hypocrisy does it take to cry
about 'fair shake' after committing high crimes
against humanity and the planet?
But the complaint here is, not the use of
propaganda (because we're "forced to
play the game"), but, and in reference
also to the same policy pursued by BushCo
here with Armstrong Williams and others, "do
we have to do it so clumsily?"
Nonsense like this from SH reassures us that
the press has not yet emancipated itself.
4 Dec '05 Op-Ed: Maggie Tomkiewicz: The health
care crisis hits close to home
Like the health care crisis ever hit anywhere
else. But Maggie means there's a lack of health
coverage among small businesses. Like most
people, including our clueless politicians
who seem intent upon kissing medical industry
butt, she's confused between insurance coverage
and actual health care. Without reform in
what's being delivered, increasing insurance
coverage is not going to end the real health
Not by a long shot. Please see Meaningful
Health Care Reform.
Sun, 4 Dec '05 Article: Foreclosure
rates on the rise
At least this piece brings out the basic problem:
people who have no business buying houses,
or no business buying more expensive houses,
are getting easy loans. One person also mentions
high real-estate prices as well (but doesn't
mention the phony bubble that's being created
to make the economy look better).
But the funny thing about this one is that
our local state rep and an economy professor
at MIT say the economy's improving a little
bit! What planet, please? The only thing holding
up this economy of the country in receivership
is the printing of more and more phony money
and the increase of debt--foreign and domestic.
It's like you went out and took a huge cash
advance on your credit card, and convinced
yourself things are getting better :-) Oh,
the crash is a'comin, yea, brother.
Sat, 3 Dec '05 Article: T-shirts stirring
Only among the sadly misguided.
Here's a great example of bald-faced hypocrisy,
asininity, and obeisance to the coming fascist
state all stirred together in one toilet bowl.
The T-shirt says "Stop Snitching."
Apparently, it means don't give info to cops
that could get people busted for drugs. Boston
Mayor Menino is getting ready to send police
into stores to remove them. Hello Gestapo!
Locally, there's some concurrence with this
idea, because two local stores are carrying
the shirt, and the goody-shoe hypocrites around
here, like Fitchburg Councilor Matthew Straight
(name says it all) say oh, those dirty drug
dealers put the kids in danger.
Mayor Mylott, Fitchburg Hypocrite Number Two
is very concerned. "It's not good for
the city." What a load. What's 'good
for the city' can easily be argued to be harmful
to kids and everyone else. I'll bet his main
(unfounded) concern is that it might make
removing street rabble more difficult, thus
throwing a monkey wrench into the "upscaling"
of the downtown as the mad consumer orgy moves
Why do I say hypocrites? Because, like S&E
editor Jeff McMenemy, these folks think drugs
are the biggest problem in the region. But
they don't hold a candle to the biggest problem:
We have an entire economy and culture financially
dependent upon too many things that harm people
and the environment.
Because if Straight, Mayor Mylott, and Chief
Dan Cronin were consistently and properly
concerned about kids, and not just playing
hero and kissing economic-growth butt, they
would widen their concern for the kids to
the numerous threats to them that are condoned
and embraced by society. This includes the
economic growth and the consumer orgy themselves,
many aspects of which seriously threaten the
health of young people. For example, many
products in the retail orgy we're worshipping
shower numerous chemical pollutants on kids.
But can you dig it? 'Adults' having such a
contracted, parochial, paranoid overreaction
to a lousy t-shirt? And this, while people
are being blown to bits in our genocide of
Iraq--all based on lies and myth and purportedly
to protect out poisonous consumer-orgy way
So as not to re-invent the wheel here, I refer
the reader to what I've already
written on this issue.
next time I 'm up Fitchburg way, I 've gotta
pick up one of those shirts.
Fri, 2 Dec '05 Article: CDC: Deadly
bacterial illness may be spreading
Always blame the bug and not medico/human
stupidity and greed.
A deadly bacterial illness commonly seen in
people on antibiotics is becoming more prevalent,
even in "patients not taking such drugs..."
This is happening mostly, of course, in hospitals,
where people go to get fleeced and assaulted—oops,
I mean to get well.
This article has so many stupids, it's hard
to know where to start. But how about the
simple fact that people may have taken "such
drugs" in the past, or they may have
been exposed to something else that has an
effect similar to antibiotics, namely, blowing
to hell the balance of bacteria in the human
body that keep us healthy and maintain resistance
to nasty bugs.
What's worse, C diff is now appearing in "healthy
people who have not been admitted to hospital..."
This makes one feel like screaming that maybe
Dr Frankenstein doesn't really know what constitutes
a healthy person or how to tell if a person
is actually healthy, or just not expressing
symptoms at the moment.
To its credit, this piece does address the
die-off due to antibiotics of normal colon
bacteria that keep Clostridium difficile at
bay. But says it, 8 of 33 cases said they
had not taken any antibiotics within three
months of getting C diff. This is one of the
biggest stupids here, because they could have
killed their friendly bacteria way before
that, or during that period by some other
means. Not mentioned, for example, is that
one source of antibiotics is the residue in
dead-animal food routinely eaten by health-unaware
Thu, 1 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: Free press ensures open society
Propaganda piece conveying the illusion of
the Great American Press.
How about this smelly offering: "One
of the many good things about the press in
America...is that it makes it a lot tougher
to hide environmental disasters." The
keyphrase is "a lot tougher," but
not routinely impossible.
By comparison, says SH, look at the mess in
China now being hidden by the state-controlled
press, typified by the toxic chemical spill
in late Nov '05. This piece has the gall to
suggest that there have been no coverups or
press failures in America. To the contrary,
this has happened numerous times, and we have
no 'excuse' like the Chinese. It's either
government or money, but either way, the poisons
flow. without notice.
Oh yes, that's why it took Rachel Carson,
Erin Brockovitch, Karen Silkwood and others
to expose corporate pollution of both environment
and workers. And why Borden, DuPont and others
got away for years exposing the world to vinyl
Where was the press after Union Carbide devastated
Bhopal, India? Where was the the press when
the lies that started the Vietnam war went
unexposed and Agent Orange was used by the
millions of gallons? Where was the press when
the US poisoned Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
during Gulf 1, Kosovo, Afghanistan and now
Iraq again, with 4.5 billion years-worth of
depleted uranium munitions?
Where was the press when the US illegally
sold billions of dollars worth of chemical
and bio weapons to Saddam Hussein, right up
until he invaded Kuwait?
Where is the press when Coca Cola routinely
drains watersheds to produce its crap products,
while poisoning the area with toxic effluent?
Where was the press when the military created
thousands of environmental disasters we call
military installations? Where is the press
when, even as we speak, mountaintops are being
dynamited off in Appalachia to get coal, and
the waste is being tossed into rivers and
But most of all, where was the press during
the numerous times the military and government
experimented on the American people with various
toxic and disease-causing agents?
Thu, 1 Dec '05 Syndicated editorial:
Jay Ambrose: Wal-Mart displays capitalist
Classic Ambrose: BS marbled with omissions
Leave it to Ambrose to come to the defense
of the Wal-Beast, whose critics are dismissed
as "lefties and an occasional commentator
on the right." I say if ANY commentator
on the right sees fit to criticize unmitigated
avarice, as opposed to justifying it as vital
capitalism, we should perk up our ears.
But the Jayster says poor and unskilled folks
should be darn glad to have the 1.3 million
shitjobs created by the Monster. He says,
"Many of those employees might be jobless
if not for a relatively non-interventionist
economic system that allows Wal-Mart to thrive."
Yes, Wal-Mart has thrived as a result of paying
crap and supporting inhuman slave-labor pools
globally. The latter Jayster praises as "free
trade, a "great benefactor to people
of all lands..." What crap! The international
community and markets support this criminal
scenario, whereas, they should be boycotting
Jay, the term is 'fair' trade, not 'free'
trade, which is a boon only to corporate rapaciousness.
it would never occur to one so enamored of
corporatist greed that the masters who manipulate
markets and the phony currency that comprise
our system of economic slavery arrange for
sufficient unemployment to make people desperate
for shit-job pay, upon which the Beast then
Not to mention Wal-Mart and the slave-labor
market is dangerously worsening our trade
deficit, discriminating against women, and
This is, indeed, capitalist 'vitality' taken
to its logical conclusion. Another "capital"
idea is that to pay a living wage causes inflation.
They would see to it, for sure.
Jayster justifies his position by saying that
on the day after Thanksgiving consumers flocked
to the discount store to start their Chrismas
consumer orgy. Thus, people approve. What
he fails to include is the fact that many
people NEED the low prices because they're
not being treated with dignity by the 'vital
capitalist' system in the form of a living
Also, most Americans are oblivious to the
suicidal nature of the consumer addiction,
and the damage caused by these big chains
typified by the Wal-Monster.
With this piece, Ambrose deserves to have
his rhetorical/journalistic license pulled.
Thus unemployed, he ought to spend five years
assembling Nike running shoes in China, then
come back to the US and work behind a Wal-Mart
counter for another five so that he can really
appreciate first hand the benefit to people
that is 'free trade.'
Thu, 1 Dec '05 Article: Legislature
to keep working on health care reform
It's what they call it.
Mass. lawmakers continue on the difficult
and largely futile path of creating a plan
to get everyone covered with 'health' insurance.
I suggest that even though coverage and administrative
reform are necessary, more important parts
of reform aren't even on the table: maximizing
effective means to wellness and reducing the
extraordinary cost of medical care per se.
Current proposals address neither part, and
are, in effect, primarily the appeasement
of an avaricious system that has no interest
in widespread wellness.
Please see Meaningful
Health Care Reform.
Wed, 30 Nov '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: A goldmine for developers
Another rare moment of sanity for Scripps.
Coming out against the BushCo policy of sacrificing
wilderness to rapacious industry, SH notes
that congress will have a chance to do away
with an insane measure recently tacked onto
a spending bill. As many as 20 million acres
are in jeopardy. It's almost beyond belief.
Interesting is that these monstrously destructive
rapers of the earth are referred to politely
as 'developers.' This is like a rapist saying
to the parents, "I developed your young
daughter for you."
And here's a revelation: "The United
States is a big country, but its lands are
finite." Oh glory hallelujah! The next
thing you know, SH will be asking the right
question: If prosperity depends upon incessant
economic growth, what are we going to do for
prosperity when space and resources run out?
Tue, 29 Nov '05 Syndicated editorial:
Former president stands up for principles
Certain convenient principles carefully chosen.
Former President Carter is coming out hard
against Dubya. Carter's post-presidential
good deeds give the appearance that he is
a man of values; and maybe so. But he can
afford it now.
Because like all presidents, he fell in line
while in office, never speaking about or protesting
the ongoing clandestine horrors that have
been the hallmark of the elite, especially
with the advent of its handmaiden industrial/military/intelligence
establishment during the early part of the
As bad as BushCo is, if people knew all the
crap that's been going on for centuries, and
even at the hands of the US (usurped government)
in more recent times, Bush badness would be
seen as an acute phase of a very nasty, ongoing,
procession of criminal events. This includes
having allowed US corps to run amok all over
the place, but especially in the Third World,
which was/is created by the central banks
for the purpose of exploitation. An oppressive
economic enslavement that is nothing less
than an extension of classical, thieving colonialism.
It creates poverty and disease, which foment
violence culminating in genocide. This is
part of the elite Agenda.
In 1933, Smedley
Butler told the truth. "I was a high
class muscleman for Big Business, for Wall
Street and for the Bankers," Butler said.
"In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster
for capitalism." No president since has
reiterated it in an attempt to put reins on
it, and all have gone along with the game:
we're the good guys; the evil enemy is over
there. They're all de facto liars and accessories
to murder and crimes against humanity.
The irony is, at one point, Carter had a rating
lower than Bush's (28%), and mainly because
he wasn't hawkish enough, a fact which speaks
to the political ignorance of Americans, who
are much more interested in sports, entertainment,
Mon, 28 Nov '05 Syndicated editorial:
Helen Thomas: Bush stunned by defection of
A defection from M-O, not the ongoing, baseline
Everyone's raving about John Murtha, a decorated
veteran, 37 years in Marines, a top Dem in
the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee,
and all that jazz. Lefties and Bush-haters
fairly swoon over his call for troop withdrawal
within 6 months. But they don't seem to be
Murtha is fully pro-military. He doesn't speak
of the lies and manipulations behind all wars.
Only that Iraq is 'unwinnable' and based on
lies. His main concern is for the condition
of the military, which, he says, "must
be rebuilt." Further, he's suggesting
we just hunker down in Kuwait "in case
we have to go back in."
Nor does he mention what an enormous scam
is the War on Terror, following the inside
job that was 9/11. To the contrary, "terrorism
is real," says he, and the Iraq war is
not defeating it. Well, he is correct on that
point, but fails to note who the real terrorists
are: the elite operating through the governments
of the US, GB and Zionaziville (Israel). Not
that terrorism could ever be defeated if it
existed according to the official line.
Interesting is that the current situation--the
culmination of false pretexts for wars and
multiple impeachable offenses, genocidal effects
in Iraq for the last 14 years including using
WMD on Fallujah and poisoning the region forever
with depleted uranium munitions--unspeakable
horror and crime against humanity and Nature,
in other words--is politely called a "course."
Murtha says he's offering BushCo a chance
to "start a dialogue about how we change
course." What crap!
Somebody had it right--they put up a sign
that says, "Will someone please give
him blowjob so we can impeach him?"
Here's the "course change": Immediately
nail the Bush Admin to the doors of the White
House, impeach them while they hang there,
put them in jail for the rest of their lives,
and move out of Iraq immediately.
Mon, 28 Nov '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: Overpriced, overrated pills
And yet, the sheeple bend over and the beating
This piece complains, and rightly so, about
one specific Pharma scam: bloated prices for
drugs "aimed at controlling schizophrenia."
Oh, if only that were the only instance of
bloated prices. In its criticism of the processes
of testing and marketing shizo drugs, this
piece is a perfect model for how Pharma/AMA
operate in general.
And it would be another thing if most medicines
actually cured anything. But where wellness
is concerned, conventional medicine (conmedicine
for short) is basically a shell game wherein
the real disease is moved around and kept
out of sight, while the sleight of hand artists
run the show.
Not mentioned, as usual, is that a main underlying
cause for most so-called mental illness is
a poisoned brain and body, and that thorough
detox and top notch nutrition should be utilized
before, or along with, any drug.
Mon, 28 Nov '05 Article: Twice as
tasty; Local bakery opens its second location
Great for business, not so good for health.
The difficult truth that few wish to face
is that white flour (stored, mature grains
in general--refined or not) and sugar are
health-robbing foods. Some people can withstand
them better than others, but they are a stress
on the system. This truth would be least well
received by the purveyors of these substances,
In effect, sugar is as much a drug as a food.
White flour and other processed carbofood
also threaten metabolic balance and can lead
to food addiction. Bakeries and other outlets
for these products, such as donut shops, are
essentially drug stores serving America's
condoned, but health threatening addictions.
To this array of contraindicated ingestibles
is added the poison, coffee. This elevates
cortisol, the fight-or-flight hormone, which
leads to all sorts of health problems.
Since all this is legal, there is nothing
but blushing pride and newspaper admiration
for, the growing business. How fuzzy-warm,
cute-community stuff it all is.
This is a major component of the grand hypocrisy
that is the politically correct war on drugs,
which, presumably, is to protect kids, for
one thing. We then turn around and feed them
devitalized ingestibles (not to be called
'food'). To top it off, when kids become sufficiently
unbalanced to affect their behavior, we drug
them with Ritalin and other Frankenstein medicaments
proffered as respectability, and pat ourselves
on the back for being such upstanding, responsible,
Goes to show the important difference between
'legal' and 'sane' or 'just.'
As I've said many times, however, we, as adult
humans have the right to poison ourselves.
We're going to eat these things because they
taste good and feed the addiction). That's
fine if we know the risks and decide to take
them. Where I draw the line, however, is the
thoughtless and irresponsible habit of feeding
this stuff to kids--especially infants and
toddlers. For me, this amounts to criminal
A picture accompanies this article, showing
a woman with her 1-year-old seated atop the
display case staring innocently at the potential
life of allergy, adrenal stress, obesity,
diabetes, and even cancer that fills the cabinet.
But here's the real kicker. There's such a
thing at Roma's called Senator Bob's Pizza,
meaning our distinguished state senator, Robert
Antonioni. This is the same person suffering
from depression of unknown origin, and he
who sponsors pig roasts and fundraisers for
disease research. Duuuhhh! It's also the same
person who, as state representative in 1991,
refused to pursue, and failed to discover,
how the wording of my proposed
law change for MA health care, submitted
through his office, was sabotaged during the
Hey, kids! This is how adults behave. Cool,
25 Nov '05 Article: Holiday offers plenty
of treats for games
A computer game is a terrible way to waste
The horror, gore and war in video games makes
one's skin crawl. They have the effect of
desensitizing young people to violence. Furthermore,
young people will spend large amounts of time
huddled around technotoys, being irradiated
with electromagnetic fields, rather than being
nurtured in natural environments.
Games are a major brainwash, too--reinforcing
the official line on terrorism, for example.
Hilited in this story are games that will
tickle the fancy of "war buffs."
The big sell of war and heroism. Hey, man,
I'm a 'war buff'--hot stuff or what?
Accompanying picture shows an 11-year-old
hugging his Xbox. He may one day be hugging
some real shrapnel.
Fri, 25 Nov '05 Article: Cancer radiation
can increase women's risk for hip fractures
They're just getting around to this "study."
How hard can the money-makers be laughing
that they're getting away with using an energy
that causes cancer to treat it? And it's not
even a cure. Here's the enraging asininity:
"It is well known that radiation treatment
can damage bone, but the fracture risks have
not been well studied."
I'd bet they want a better feel for the Therapeutic
Index in these cases. The Index matches up
the threat or deadliness of the treatment
with that of the so-called disease. The deadlier
the latter is, the more outrageous (and expensive)
can be the former.
Thu, 24 Nov '05 S&E Editorial:
Remember the troops on Thanksgiving
Worthy idea, crucial context forgotten.
The editorial begins with a summary of why
it's so great to live in our bustling, growing
region, with a glowing account of some of
its features and distractions, like the traditional
football rivalries. True to S&E form,
the opportunity is taken to grandstand on
the growth and crime issues. Yes to one, no
to the other--even though they're related.
Oh boy, we're going to get a bigger parking
garage at the commuter rail. This way, our
region will becomes just like the places people
are fleeing to come here. Live out here, take
the supertrain to work. Money from those good-paying
jobs is destined for all the "upscale"
businesses bubbling up in the conventionally
short-sighted imagination that is driving
the local retail orgy and the 'renewal' of
"Housing market getting stronger."
This is obliviousness to the coming crash.
So, with all these blessings, says the writer,
it's important to remember the troops who
are "battling our enemies" so we
can munch the bird in safety: "There's
(sic) few better ways to spend Thanksgiving..."
than watching football and stuffing face.
If you're going to sling BS, at least use
Overall this piece sounds like Bush after
9/11: "Don't worry, go shopping."
Now here's the pitch: "North Central
Massaschusetts has a long and proud tradition
of sending its men and women overseas to battle
our enemies so we can be safe at home."
So the message is, 'don't question anything,
just watch football and eat. In this way,
you are a good American--as long as you thank
the troops we're proud to send to their death.'
?!Overseas enemies?! If we put even 25% of
the attention and energy lavished on sports,
entertainment, face-stuffing, upscaling, and
"being safe" into keeping an eye
on the federal government, we'd have a much
clearer picture of who America's enemies really
are. And instead of the troops having their
honor abused by leaders who see them only
as fodder, they could be home doing their
sworn duty--protecting the country from domestic
enemies by arresting most of the pseudo-patriot
self-servers who repeatedly lie us into war.
It never ceases to amaze me how well the same
old pitch keeps selling.
Another grammatical jewel: "Regardless
of how you feel about whether we should have
went to war in Iraq..." Should have went.
Great. Regardless, however, we must 'cherish'
the sacrifice being made for us. On one level
that's true, but not really the point. History
shows that the major wars are contrived; so
just for whom are the sacrifices really being
If you buy without question the PC propaganda
of this S&E outing, are you a much greater
threat to our soldiers than the so-called
enemy? Does this official brainwash serve
to help us cover guilt and shame with ceremony
and gratitude? Is the best way to thank the
troops not to send them to wars designed and
instigated by the profiteers?
Wed, 23 Nov '05 Article: Possible
habitat for turtles blocks earth removal permit
One that does the heart good; and: Cops become
It's nice to see the interests of animals
put ahead of the selfish interests of humans.
But the best part about this article is a
section of it on "other business"
(of the Townsend Board of Selectmen).
There's concern over child safety on bicycles,
so there's a bicycle safety helmet program.
Whenever the cops see a kid wearing his helmet,
they give him "a coupon for ice cream."
Save the skull, ruin the pancreas. Cops have
become drug dealers now, due to ignorance
Tue, 22 Nov "05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: Deciding how to win the war
SH at its best--disinforming us.
How's this for a load of stink: "the
nation's leadership should be focused on winning
the war, not arguing about how we got into
it." In other words, just sweep up the
ten-car pile-up, and never mind about the
drunken speeder who jumped the meridian.
In real terms, it means we should not discuss
the issue of impeachable offenses against
humanity that have comprised, in two Gulf
wars, what can rightly be called a genocide
Recently, the lefties and Dems have jumped
on the John Murtha 'bring 'em home now' bandwagon,
while the Repubs desperately try to cover
ass by demeaning Murtha and justify the Iraq
But the lefties are buying into a guy who
spouts the official line about terror, and
whose primary motive for his suggestion is
to prevent the further weakening of our military--which
"must be rebuilt." Furhter, Murtha
wants only to pull out into neighboring Kuwait
and regroup "in case we have to go back
In other words, his ostensible 'nobility'
stinks. Where was his voice during all the
many decades of atrocities committed in phony
wars contrived by elite profiteers? Iraq,
like Vietnam, has gone bad. But the ones they
got away with, like Afganistan and Kosovo,
nary a peep is uttered.
Mon, 21 Nov '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: Chicken Littles creating a
flu pandemic panic
SH has a rare fit of common sense, but then
goes in the dumper.
This is a pretty good piece deconstructing
the load of nonsense over the bird-flu panic.
The profiteers must be rolling on the floor
laughing that people can fall for this crap.
One important revelation: "It's almost
a state secret that H5N1 wasn't discovered
in Hong Kong in 1997, but rather in Scottish
chickens in 1959."
Meaning the greatly hyped mutation ain't happened
Apart from not mentioning the huge profits
that result from panic, and the fact that
Donald Rumsfeld's old company holds the license
for Tamiflu (a dangerously poisonous number),
the flaws in this piece surface in the discussion
of our response should that mutation occur.
Says SH "...medicine has advanced a bit
in 87 years." Oh yes, and this is why
disease is so rampant. See, back when the
Spanish flu wiped out 30 million, "...there
were no antibiotics." Now we've got antibiotics,
antiviral drugs, and even pneumonia vaccine
that protects agains 23 types of bacterial
Antibiotics are not effective against viruses,
but do kill our friendly internal bacteria,
thereby weaken the body's defense against
the collateral bacterial symptoms they're
designed to kill--not to mention, creating
resistant strains. Antiviral drugs are nasty
chemotherapy types--highly poisonous. Vaccines
have never been proven safe and effective.
To the contrary, there is serious evidence
of harm from them--especially long-term harm
that is not being properly tracked, which
tends to work in favor of the pro-vax profiteering
Finally, a "top virologist" from
U VA told the writer that Spanish flu would
have been susceptible to antibiotics--thereby
flying in the face of what is known about
19 Nov '05 Article; Drug shows promise against
Word from the Devil Himself.
Dr. Frank is about to unleash on the world
a new miracle vaccine that is said to stop
several strains of the HPV virus that are
said to cause 70% of cervical cancers (isn't
that interesting--a virus causes cancer).
It's a strange fact of pharmaceutical life
that the FDA and AMA take the word of drug-makers
on the safety and effectiveness of their products.
But of course, to imply that this is a potential
problem is simple paranoia, because never
has a member of big Pharma misrepresented
a product by skewing data or outright lying.
As with just about every such medical article
in the mainstream media, the headline here
sounds brighter than the 'real life' revealed
in the body of the piece. The catch is "...
the vaccine deals only with common strains
and is not a panacea for HPV." You have
to wonder why they don't do the uncommon strains
as well. Too much to handle, maybe?
Interesting is that this one is going to be
targeted at young people. Upward of 80% of
under-20 sexually active people have HPV (no
suggestion as to why kids seem to be the 'pool'
for this). But. "Most of the time the
body clears it within three years" (you
have to wonder what takes it so long). Apparently
then, it isn't the threat they seem to be
Unmentioned are the health risks involved
with vaccines--especially the live-virus types.
If this vax is used, that should bring to
49 the number of poison
shots kids get by age 18.
And what if we actually nurtured healthy teens,
instead of assaulting them with the health
threats inherent in our way of life? Would
the 'clearing' time improve on its own? Would
susceptibility be greatly reduced? Might we
be able to eliminate the additional health
threat of Dr Frank's snake oil?
Sun, 19 Nov '05 Article: Drug shows
promise against cervical cancer
Horse is outta the barnSat, 19 Nov '05
Headline: Police lock down Garder High
Response: This is how life's going to be--police-state
A female student claimed she overheard an
"unknown guest" threaten the school.
So the gendarmes come, lock everyone out,
and search/inspect the building. Now, even
though this was allegedly an "unknown
guest," the opportunity was taken to
search "all students for dangerous items"
and require all students to have 'adult' accompaniment
to travel anywhere but class. Yikes a'mighty,
the fascist state is coming fast.
No intruder or source of the threat was found.
No mention is made about the student's truthfulness.
Does this mean that any kid with an attitude
can say a word and the whole nonsense starts
You have to wonder if this wasn't a ploy by
officials to get an excuse to search everyone.
Although, another local town, Ashburnham,
made no bones about it recently. They just
brought in the dogs and cops without warning
and shook everyone down in an unprovoked drug
search. Talk about Gestapo tactics. This is
being programmed into society in preparation
for the police state.
Fri, 18 Nov '05 Article: Locals concerned
Don't worry--all local and state regulations
have been met...
In the general area we have a huge new condo
complex, a massive retail development, and
a huge new auto dealership. However, none
of this can account for filthy water running
into Little Spec pond. It must be from "all
This reminds me of the incident where the
silt from the retail construction flowed into
the other local pond, Fort Pond--twice. That
was also blamed on "all the rain,"
and not construction procedures, or even the
earth-insulting construction itself. Just
too much rain, and, after all, the project
was timed for the spring, when no one could
have expected a lot of rain anyway. So there
was no sense in putting off the greed til
Fri, 18 Nov '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: 'Trust us' no longer good
Never should have been.
This is about the hugely stinking Iraq war
debacle and all the lies attendant to it,
and current debate over a defense policy bill
(interesting how naked aggression comes under
'defense,' isn't it?)
Disgustingly, SH says the Senate rightly rejected
a Dem proposal for a withdrawal date: "This
would only give insurgents a timetable for
how long they have to hold on." Can you
see the chicanery in that remark? First, the
insurgents are mostly Iraqis fighting an illegal
occupation. Secondly, 'holding on' should
be applied to the occupation forces, not the
insurgents, who can hardly be said to be holding
But if you don't set a withdrawal date, you're
right back with the ramifications of the lies
that got us in there, and that have devastated
a beautiful nation.
But SH has the gall, after supporting BushCo
lies from day one, to say "Finally"
in regard to senate resolve to be "more
aggressive in demanding an accounting of Iraq
policy." What shit, man.
The way it's going now, the entire 2006 is
now lost to more of the same--death destruction
and billions wasted into special-interest
coffers. How utterly corrupt and morally lost
is our federal government. But, by the way,
it is a great shame upon local politicians
that they haven't taken a stand publicly and
helped to force the issue in DC.
Fri, 18 Nov '05 Article: Officials
mull fees for large-scale building projects
And therein lies the key to the sell-out.
City fathers are apparently drooling over
money they can get for police stations, school
repairs, or city services, by cutting the
area's jugular and letting the vampire big-boys
come in and feed--as long as they come up
with the cake that is otherwise being stolen
at the federal level, while the same city
fathers pay no attention.
Interesting in this piece is where it says
Mayor Mazzarella wasn't sure last May about
the upfront fees, saying he "works behind
the scenes to get street lights or road improvements."
Gee, the mayor works behind the scenes? What's
up with that? Apparently, that's all over
now--no strings attached any more.
And yet we're still being overrun, and the
mayor has wheeled and dealed on taking people's
homes to widen Rte 12 to accomodate being
Thu, 17 Nov '05
Two articles: Newspaper garners national award
for drug series; and: Cops find no drugs during
Still not addressing the larger issue, while
facilitating the fascist state.
The S&E won an award given specifically
for reportage on drug abuse--illegal street
drug abuse, that is. Within that limited framework
of concern and subject focus, the 10-part
series did have merit. However, in the larger
picture, the project was a travesty of omission,
and therefore a detriment to the community.
I've suggested this repeatedly in the past,
even sending letters to the paper, mayors,
police chiefs, city councilors, and so on.
No one seems to care enough to answer the
questions, so forgive my exasperated tone
here: The thing is, the politically correct
bandwagon issue is obscuring (being used to
obscure?) a much worse overall syndrome of
which it is a part, the particulars of which
are both politically incorrect and downright
embarassing for bandwagoneers in revealing
a three-scoop hypocrisy sundae with a dollop
of sweet self-righteousness.
Why are street drugs so reviled? Why, indeed,
are they illegal? Because they're dangerous?
Because they cause addiction? Because they
are threats to physical and/or mental health?
Because the stigma associated with them sullies
the "image" of an otherwise self-styled
upstanding community? Because the presence
of street people casts a pall on the marginalizing
and snobbish 'upscale' ambience planned by
money-makers for the downtown? Because they
give people something to look down their noses
Obviously, answers to the above questions
vary depending on one's priorities. For this
writer, there are two main aspects of the
overall syndrome mentioned above: 1) Health
and safety (mainly for kids); and 2) the popular,
but UN-American, legislation of morality and
personal behavior. Health will be the main
topic here. For the second aspect, I'll just
note that the enactment and enforcement of
discriminatory and prejudiced laws provides
a means of ignoring societal failures that
underlie the much-stigmatized and despised
I suggest that the overarching issue is health.
Drugs harm health. They're dangerous to kids.
The hypocrisy enters immediately however,
because there is no proportionate concern
for the condoned and embraced aspects of society
that are equally, and more, harmful. Some
are even suicidal.
An example of more harmful would be the marketing
of medical drugs, especially psychotropic
drugs, to kids. This is worse than street
drugs because here you have an authority figure
Dr. Frankenstein telling you it's good for
you (but NOT that it can permanently damage
brains and induce suicide and murder sprees).
Another example of harm is the enormous wave
of crapfood with its attendant vat of chemicals
constantly being pushed and sold to kids.
"Johnny's safe because he's not smoking
pot, but is down at Whitney Field ingesting
poison sold as food and yapping on his brain-burning
microwave phone." And this is after he
came home from eating the disgrace we call
the school lunch program. And Johnny's safe
because he's down at the church fair eating
chemicalized drugfood made with sugar and
white-flour. And this is after mommy drugged
him up with Dr Frank's OTC cold medicine so
he won't cough and spread germs.
Another example is the vast array of environmental
chemicals from the products, byproducts, and
waste stream comprising the much ballyhooed,
yaya Conehead-consumer way of life. Love that
plastic, man. Never mind that there's PVC
in breast milk, let's swim in vinyl products.
Never mind that plastics all ooze poisonous
chemicals, let's infuse our lives with these
convenient, miracle products. Hey, it's great
for local business.
Never mind that 287 chemicals have been found
in infant cord blood, let's indulge in more
and more hi-tech toys. Never mind that researchers
found an average of 200 industrial compounds,
pollutants and other chemicals in the umbilical
cord blood of newborns. Included were seven
dangerous pesticides, some banned in the US
more than 30 years ago.
report, Body Burden--The Pollution in
Newborns, by the D.C.-based Environmental
Working Group, noted that of the 287 chemicals,
76 are known to cause cancer in humans.
And let's get some polluting, upscale hi-biotech
industry in here with the good jobs, right
after we sweep the rabble off the street so
the new upscale consumer community supported
by hi-tech pollution can drift into town in
their Infinitis and attend the planned upscale
bars, boutiques, and ristorantes. How upscale
we shall be, indulging our condoned addictions
to alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, sugar, white
flour, and food chemicals, n'est-ce pas?
Oh, and here's a great idea--human compassion
can be displayed as we walk, run, ride, hop,
skip and jump for phony medical research into
"cures" for the diseases that result
from our very way of life. And the award-winning
paper can run stories about devastated families
and pat itself on the back, and maybe even
win another award for that.
But the best one is that while the bandwagoneers
look down their noses at druggies and nasty
dealers, they can't see their own most deadly,
most truly believed-in and worshipped addiction
of all: economic growth and development. This
is merely predicated upon earth in liquidation,
an enormous waste and pollution stream, numerous
inhuman slave-labor pools and global oppression,
enormous national debt, a phony currency system,
the theft of Americans' wealth, and, best
of all, the wanton consumption of fossil energy
that may result in a crash that could kill
millions of people, billions maybe. Enter
the suicidality of in-the-box growth policy.
But the lemmings proceed apace with exciting
plans for the "upscale" future of
the community. It's a sight to behold.
Meanwhile, get the dogs and SWAT teams into
school, "lock down" the place, and
violate everyone's rights and privacy, because
the ends, which is the rooting out of those
horrible illegal drugs, justifies any means
deemed necessary by the hypocrite bandwagoneers.
16 Nov '05 Article: Family hoping Thanksgiving
will include son's leukemia treatment
Yet another sad story of society's health
With all due respect to the family involved,
here goes the S&E again with one of its
'human-interest' stories recounting the courage
and fortitude of another family in the face
of serious illness. This would be fine, except
that all the while, the paper refuses to publish
any information about health, other than conventional
A young man--15 years old--from Lunenburg
has leukemia. He's also been under treatment
for pneumonia, and the family's hoping he'll
be "healthy enough' to withstand the
chemotherapy they believe will cure him--even
though it failed previously, and, I'm guessing,
predisposed the boy to infection, namely pneumonia.
It could also have worsened, or predisposed
him to, a concomitant fungal infestation,
which frequently accompanies leukemia, and
in fact can be misdiagnosed as leukemia. Antifungal
medications have been known to 'cure' leukemia
(this is not to say they confer wellness).
Well, if the poor kid comes through the physical
insult of all the misguided medical aggressions,
it will be in spite of them, not because of
He has acute lymphocytic leukemia, the most
common type. "He was in remission, but
relapsed..." Not a big surprise, considering
that conventional treatment does not address
the underlying condition of which leukemia
is the symptom. Usually, some form of toxicity
is a major component of that condition--something
as 'simple' as vapors from a gas station,
for example, or any number of other chemicals
in food and environment.
So, keep it up, S&E, you look so good
running these stories, like the hypocritically
deficient, award-winning drug series (see
Wed, 16 Nov '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard News Service: Patriot Act rolls
over our rights
If there ever was a definition of 'waffle'
it's Scripps Howard. Never questioned the
official 9/11 lies, or the shoddy Commission
Report, big stumpers for the war on terror,
big stumpers for Patriot 1, big stumpers for
the Iraq debacle--when it was fashionable
to be so.
Expressing deep concern now over the invasion,
and potential invasion of our lives, privacy,
and First Amendment rights with FBI national
security letters under Patriot, SH seems finally
to be getting a glimpse of the picture of
the emerging fascist state--although they'd
never put it in those terms.
I guess we have to be grateful for small things.
Wed, 16 Nov '05 Article: Iraqi leader
says dozens of malnourished detainees appear
to have been tortured
Ahhh, from Saddam to Abu Ghraib, to...democracy.
More than 170 malnourished detainees, all
Sunnis, have been discovered at an Interior
Ministry detention center. I submit that the
Iraq 'government,' as represented by a Shiite-controlled
Interior Ministry is showing evidence of having
been properly trained by the US, and has turned
the torture tables.
Tue, 15 Nov '05 Article: Police: 18-year-old
wanted in PA slayings captured
Always ask the same question, just in case.
This is a horrible situation where the young
man killed the parents of a 14-year-old girl
after about an hour-long argument with them,
and then abducted the girl, who was apparently
the young man's girlfriend. Not hard to figure
out what the argument was about.
But the question that must ALWAYS be asked
when such horrifically violent behavior surfaces
is, was the boy on, or had he been on, any
psychotropic drugs? These substances, especially
the serotonin oriented ones, can cause such
Sun, 13 Nov '05 Two Op-Eds: Common
sense for parents: Be the boss; and: Taking
responsibility for personal, and public, health
before panic hits
The pundits always leave stuff out and put
Looks like the S&E is getting desperate
for Op-Ed submissions and topics. The first
piece, from the usually head-wedged Jay Ambrose,
proffers advice to parents from Betsy Hart's
book, "It Takes a Parent," against
being anything but a stern boss with kids--their
outlook, feelings and opinions be damned.
Decried is the suggestion of some experts
to offer kids choices, "forgetting that
they are nowhere near competent to make those
choices, not until they have had some years
with adult guidance..."
Pray tell, in this society that is more afraid
of sex than terrorism (and doesn't even know
THAT's a scam), and which is awash with hypocrisy,
adult lies and crime, corrupted politics,
lying journalists like Ambrose himself; and
which, collectively, literally poisons kids
in order to create the ya-ya Conehead consumer
American way of life, what can adults pretend
to tell kids?
And, if the deficient level of the kids' wisdom
is forgotten, as Ambrose argues, also forgotten
is the fact that there's nothing stopping
parents from being freaking idiots and psycho
cases themselves. So who are they to tell
anyone what to do? Oh yes, they have the right,
because it takes more knowledge of the subject
to get a driver's license than a marriage
license, and virtually no intelligence or
maturity to procreate.
Here's the funny part: In disparagement of
the "drumbeat about self-esteem,"
Jay says that if kids don't learn to "disesteem"
certain bad traits, they will happily adopt
them and quite possibly become arrogant, self-centered
jerks." In that case, we have to wonder
about Jay's upbringing.
Finally, Jay doesn't see that the more progressive
approach is designed to help parents incorporate
more respectful and effective forms of communication
as well, thereby evolving themselves. Jay's
and Betsy's way opens the door wider to massive
whip-cracking hypocrisy--'do what I say, not
what I do or show you.' It also fails to enhance
a pattern of reasoning through and looking
at one's feelings about situations.
The second Op-Ed comes from Besty herself,
and deals with health and the impending bird
flu scam. This is a mixture of good sense
and conventional propaganda. For example,
she might get some Tamiflu, "the flu
minimizing drug," for her kids and her.
Whereas, Tamiflu is an expensive and toxic
substance of highly questionable value.
Hart mixes some genuine health sense, such
as the general ill health of Americans from
our crapfood eating habits, with conventional
pap such as getting regular flu shots and
(a major cause of breast cancer).
real skinny on the bird flu hype and scam,
and insight into Tamiflu and vax nonsense.
My (mental) health advice: don't listen to
anything Jay Ambrose says.
Sun, 13 Nov '05
S&E editorial: Story compels us to take
stock of life
And one more thing--if you edit a newspaper.
S&E editor Jeff McMenemy refers to the
courageous and inspiring local man Greg Croteau,
who succumbed recently to cancer. Jeff is
correct about the sense of sadness, yet inspiration
this man and his family showed.
The question in my mind is whether those people
have been robbed by a medical system that
jealously guards the gate to treatment options
that my have saved Greg's life and kept a
great family together. I'm speculating, of
course, because I don't know if the Croteaus
were made aware of alternatives by their doctors.
The likelihood of that, however, is slim at
So the one more thing for Jeff McM to do as
he takes stock of life is to take stock of
his editorial policy at the paper, which has
resulted on numerous occasions in the failure
to publish alternative information that might
have at least given people some more options,
if not saved lives in the past. S&E reports
of two cases of so-called terminal brain cancer
come to mind, whereas this is being cured
daily by Stanislaw
Burzynski in Houston.
Jeff has steadfastly refused to allow a regular
column on health featuring the Holistic view.
And here are two pieces
which he promised to run, but reneged on.
The first one--on health care reform--was
turned down at the last minute based on "policy,"
after months of ongoing approval of subject
and length; the
second--on alternative medicine--was stonewalled
with a series of weak-sounding excuses and
failures to return phone calls as promised.
One can't avoid the suspicion that the S&E
policy and excuses are covers for a desire
not to offend advertisers in the medical venue.
The only piece on alternative health I've
seen during Jeff's tenure was a carefully
worded op-ed by an MD, that was laced with
misleading statements amid some truth. The
alternative medicine op-ed I wrote was a counterpoint
The great irony is a photo story on the same
page with Jeff's editorial showing a 3-year-old
toddler hungrily sifting through lollipops
at the local church fair. So that's it--the
monstrous hypocrisy of society and the paper,
exemplified by the 'cuteness' of kids indulging
in the metabolic poison sugar and accompanying
chemicals, setting themselves up for physical
imbalances that could easily lead to cancer.
And the paper gets an award for its
10-part street-drug series.
Tell me where is sanity.
Sun, 13 Nov '05 Headline and article:
H: To shoot or not to shoot; and A: Local
doctors lacking flu shots
Headline title asks right question--for both
The headline question involves the justification
for deadly force by police, particularly in
a recent case in Fitchburg, MA. Below this
headline sits the picture on an elderly woman
obediently taking her seasonal flu shot. The
irony is, that police are more frequently
justified in shooting than are the purveyors
of Dr Frankenstein's noxious vaccine medicaments.
See vaccine NONsense.
It seems likely that most people who take
the vax shot ahve not been given sufficient
info for them to ask the question, "To
shoot or not to shoot."
In re cops shooting people/suspects, there
seems to be logical restraint on this in police
departments. While there is no doubt "prison-guard'
mentality involved in the motives of some
who join the police, that usually results
in excess physical violence, as was seen recently
officers mercilessly beating a person on the
street in post-Katrina New Orleans.
I'd say most officers, especially smaller
municipalities and state police are decidedly
not trigger happy.
But this is not to say that the police are
the universal good guys suffering deep psycho-trauma
after shootings, as they are portrayed in
There is a history of use of excess and deadly
force by police, not to mention stories of
racial profiling. In 2001 President Bush selected
Lawrence Greenfeld to head the Bureau of Justice
Statistics, which tracks crime patterns and
police tactics, among other things. But the
NY Times reported in a front-page article
on Wed 24 Aug '05 that Greenfeld was being
demoted because, according to Representative
John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), he complained that
senior political officials were seeking to
play down newly compiled data about the aggressive
treatment of black and Hispanic drivers by
In April 1998 there was an incident on the
New Jersey Turnpike in in which four young
men in a van were pulled over by state troopers.
Three were black, one was Hispanic. They were
neither drunk nor abusive, but their van rolled
slowly backward, accidentally bumping the
leg of one of the troopers and striking the
The troopers drew their weapons and opened
fire, and three of the young men were seriously
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