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9 Mar '06 Syndicated editorial: Kathleen Parker: US media fails to live
up to challenges
Oh, what a shocker, Miss Kitty!
Parker, who for all the world reminds me of the perfect Stepford Wife,
once again missing the point, makes the right point for the wrong
reason. Hatemongering here, she complains that American newsmedia
(which she naively calls the "lead dog in the free world"--what
a joke) did not widely publish the cartoons that offended the Muslim
world--or part of it.
Freedom of speech and press, she says, demanded that these cartoons
be shown and that American newspapers should have decried the Muslim
threatened suppression of free speech. This is one of the most important
stories of our age, bleats Kitty bombastically--the evil Muslim threat
to the very foundation of goodie-shoes Western Civ, dude!
Guess what, though? Muslims are at least second in line for speech
repression. Germany and Australia, good whitey Christo-countries,
are currently persecuting people who dare question the details of
the Holocaust. Even those with legitimate forensic and historical
evidence, and who utter not one insult or word of disrespect. And
other Euro nations have such fascist laws as well
Hey, publish a cartoon of a Palestinian taking a crap in a yarmulke
and see what you get.
At least Muhammad was a holy man, supposedly close to God. By virtue
of PR and political manipulation, the Holocaust has gained even greater
sanctity than that.
Kitty has the balls to say that wanting insulters of Muhammad prosecuted
and punished is "the Islamic way. Not our way..." Check
it out Kitty—With frequent police harassment of demonstrations,
and now with increased risk to dissenters who question BushCo policy
becoming an enemy combatant sans habeas corpus for being in league
with, gasp! terrorists!—one can say AmeriKa is moving rapidly
in the same direction. Even academicians and teachers are being threatened.
But Kitty also misses the biggest point, that the whole cartoon deal
was an elite operation, a neocon
'calculated offense' to increase cultural tension and hatred.
extremely important point. The other part of the tactical equation
is the well-known elite infiltration of factions to incite reactive
violence, which, admittedly, Muslims should not fall for, because
that plays right into hands of the elite/neocon/Zionazis who simply
wish to wage war on them.
The foregoing is a snapshot of how the elite 'create' and then demonize
enemies to achieve their nefarious ends. Now, if the media were doing
it's work as Kitty beseeches, this is the info we'd be seeing, perhaps
along with the cartoons and a big picture of Kitty with egg on her
Wed, 8 Mar '06 Article: Opium cultivation on the rise, says
government survey by U.N., Afghan government
Output is up from high; next, we'll hear it went down to high: success!
After the contrived Afghanistan war, based on the 9/11 inside job,
and after the US military and CIA took over in Afghanistan, heroin
production soared. This was the plan, and a major motive for the 9/11
scam and the war to begin with.
People don't get it: international drug dealing is an elite operation
controlled by "legitimate" people, big corps and major central
banks, like City of London. The previous war in Kosovo was designed
to establish the drug route to Europe.
After all, who do we think launders half a trillion in drug cash annually—our
local credit unions? Did we learn nothing from the BCCI conspiracy?
Like—for example, now—the Mossad funneled drug money through
the bank to fund death squads for corporations operating in S. America.
Terrorists were also funded via the bank, which was also stinky with
Halliburton subsidiary KBR is a major component of the the Bush/Cheney
After all again, who destroyed the poppy fields before 9/11? I shouldn't
even have to answer that question: The Taliban.
Why, one wonders? That question I won't answer. Finding the truth
will take the seeker on a very enlightening quest.
Tue, 7 Mar '06 S&E editorial: City
needs to focus on most pressing needs
True, but this is in a rather myopic sense.
Like our local and state officials, the paper doesn't seem to want
to admit, or consider openly, that local fiscal challenges might be
tied to the enormous drain on America's wealth: the criminally usurped
Rather than become activists and address our phony currency system,
criminal Federal Reserve, astronomical internal and external debt,
trade deficit, budget deficit, crippling 'free trade' agreements and
WTO, the purposeful instigation of war by those who profit from it,
"health" care theft and waste, and our immoral tax system,
we continue to squander the future on compensatory maneuvers, like
"economic growth," and "outside investors."
This is drug-fix behavior based on Earth in liquidation and debt/inflation/growth
economics--a system designed to make its master manipulators obscenely
rich, while tossing scraps to the dogs on the leash that think they're
free--and pretty smart.
The growth shot feels good; but things gradually deteriorate to the
withdrawal stage: Another fix is needed (have no fear, Treasury will
print it). The drug fix robs personal health; the eternal-growth fix
robs societal and planetary health. Both thefts are ultimately suicidal.
Worse is that these questionable policies are obliviously pursued
in the face of impending energy, economic, and environmental collapse--as
if all's rosy out there in debtland.
quote:"...until we change the way money works, solutions to Peak
Oil, food shortages, collapse and sustainability remain unreachable
from a national or cultural level because it is simply more profitable
to let people die and accelerate collapse through excessive consumption
than it is to behave like a species that wishes to survive."
- Michael Ruppert
The article asks, "The bigger question is where any of the money
is going to come from...considering the city's budget woes."
"Where is the money?"
is the right question; it's just being asked in the wrong way here.
Why not reject partisan politics and become activist communities working
to stop the hemorrhaging of our wealth by the criminals posing as
patriots that run the federal government?
an interesting look at how DC works... And it'll never change,
ethics reforms notwithstanding, until we get a clue and begin to take
away the control mechanisms of elite manipulation
underlying and driving the system.
Tue, 7 Mar '06 Syndicated editorial: Bill
Press: Selling the ports makes us vulnerable
First of all, it's irresponsible to say 'selling the ports.' Ports
are not being sold, only the operations contracts for the ports.
Secondly, there is no increase in vulnurability based on the notion
that the UAE and other Arab nations have "ties to terrorists,"
or "ties to al Qaida." These countries are no more tied
to terror than is America, via the elite cabal that controls both
governments as well as terror and security.
For sure, Dubai Ports doesn't need any more money, because that country
is filthy rich based on being a jumping off point for Mid-East war
supplies and personnel transfer. This 'Muslim' country is full of
bars and prostitutes. So I'd quash the deal just on that basis. But
isn't it a bit NAIVE to 'discern' that the Saudis/Arabs have "ties
to terrorists," but think their intimate banker/BushCo/Carlyle
Group billionaire counterparts don't?
To his credit, Press does touch on the financial connections, including
the malfeasant and ruthless Carlyle Group, but he then loses his grip
and makes the case that Dubya is willing to increase our vulnerablity
to terror in order to make his Pappy richer so he can inherit it.
Stories like this also reinforce the official fairy tale spun by the
government around 9/11, an inside job from the getgo.
those dogged flag-wavers who think "All doze evil guys is Rooskies,
radical Muslim 'ragheads,' Saddam and Osama," and think there's
no evil usurpation of American politics and government, no such thing
as conspiracy, and no American crimes against humanity, I triple-scoop
dareya to read about the extensive report on Indonesian President
US/Kissinger/Ford-assisted outright slaughter of 100,000 to 200,000
people on East Timor.
return, a US mining company Kissinger had interests in was allowed
freely to rape the environmen (it
is still doing so in horrendous fashion). It serves well as a
model for elite ruthlessness in murder for profit. They are doing
it now in Iraq. And Milosevic was capped to prevent his revealing
similar crime by Clinton/Albright/Clark in Yugoslavia (an operation
that facilitated the heroin trade to Europe).
Mon, 6 Mart '06 Article: Dangerous drinking water
More insidious threats may await.
This one's about a local town where some residents' well water is
contaminated by an old gasoline station. The good news is that one
famliy, featured in the article, has put in an extensive filtration
system. The funny part is that the talk is about contamination by
a gasoline additive MBTE, but there's no mention of gasoline itself,
without which there would be no MBTE in the water :-) Apparently,
only MBTE is bad forya--according to the EPA.
The insidious part is that there are numerous tasteless/odorless organic
pollutants in water that are never tested for. Insidious also are
the additives put in by municipalities that are supposed to be good.
One is chlorine, an indiscriminate bacteriacide that kills good with
bad, thus dangerously disrupting our inner ecology; another, somewhat
less common, is fluoride, a seriously toxic industrial waste product
whose use is based upon phony
studies driven by corporate malfeasance.
So, even when/if the pros get the obvious threat cleaned up, the water
may still not be safe to drink.
Sun, 5 Mar '06 Editorial: Jeff McMenemy:
Newspaper looking for community advisors
Advice, but how much consent?
The S&E is looking for "...dedicated readers who are committed
to working constructively with us to make the S&E a better paper.
We want people who can disagree, but can do so civilly."
have to wonder.
no indication of how much 'power' the Board would have in terms of
determining policy, depending on where the official line of resistance
might be. Remember, this is no local independent, but a scion of a
Also wanted are fresh ideas and eyes-out for news. Given that there's
also no mention of any pay for the Board, could a cynic conclude that
maybe the paper mainly wants an unpaid extension of the staff that
it can tap, pat on the back, and overrule?
Why do I say you have to wonder? For one thing, because I've been
after the paper for more than a decade to let me do a regualr column
on Holistic health, which would, in part, offer some counterpoint
to the many human interest stories the paper runs about familes in
crisis under the conventional medical aegis.
also took the trouble, after making proposals to the editor, to write
two extensive pieces on health that were promised to be published,
but were not, for one excuse or another.
1) Meaningful Health Care Reform
2) Alternative Medicine:
these endeavors, civility has availed nothing.
the health articles and human-interest stories that commonly run reflect
only conventional medical philosophy and practice, thereby making
you wonder about the sincerity of wanting "diversity," as
was expressed in a staff editorial on Feb 26.
Two recent articles serve as example, one on Sun 3/5/06 about a boy
who beat brain cancer after "more than a year of excruciating
cancer treatments." But there's nothing about the non-excruciating,
but un-approved, safe, effective, non-toxic treatment for many types
of brain tumors. This outpatient protocol of Houston's Stanislaw Burzynski
is usually successful in 6-8 months, with people returning to their
life in 6-8 weeks.
I've never seen the paper even ask where all the childhood cancers,
especially brain cancers, might be coming from. Might this implicate
our vaunted way of life, the status quo?
The other article was an editorial also on 3/5, Tips to ensure healthy
teeth, which comprised conventional ADA wisdom, including the unqualified
assertion that mother's breast milk can cause tooth decay if baby
falls asleep feeding. And, of course, it had the usual propaganda
about the efficacy of the poison fluoride, a
corporate scheme to unload industrial waste.
As I've noted on numerous occasions on this site and on my local-cable
TV show, Radical Communion, and in numerous
emails to the paper and political community, the paper has displayed
a most unflattering hypocrisy around the drug issue. It stumps frequently
about street drugs (not forgetting to preen its feathers about the
award it won). Never even mentioned is a much worse threat to young
brains--the officially authorized and promoted drugging of America's
youth with prescription poisons. Ritalin and Prozac come to mind.
known that ”Antidepressants
Double Children's Suicidal Thinking." They also biochemically
predispose kids to cocaine abuse later on, and probably amphetamines.
Many professionals also believe that the pharmadrugs lead to manic
depression (bipolar 'disorder'). Then the anti-psychotics cash wagon
follows. And the paper even ran a piece recently
particular note is that, due to similarity of biochemical effect,
stimulant use in childhood also predisposes brains to cocaine abuse
later on, and probably amphetamines. Furthermore, serotonergic antidepressants
may well underlie much of the shocking random violence and murder
of recent years. Shooting sprees, for example. Kip Kinkel was on Prozac,
as were the Columbine and Red Lake "perpetrators."
Where, one has to wonder, is the paper's corresponding concern? The
paper and several of Fitchburg's political figures seem virtually
obsessed with the politically correct illegal-drug issue. With 6 million
American kids on Ritalin, and probably a million on antidepressants
where's the ten-parter on this aspect of Drug Danger to the Kids?
In trying to explain this anomaly, plain unawareness could be cited
(but there are all those emails). And we can't imagine anyone arguing
that the destruction of brains by drugs is OK as long as they're legal.
Nor can we imagine the paper trying not to offend medical advertisers,
question medical authority, or embarrass the status-quo. So one is
left pondering an agenda that might concern 'community image' for
the "upscale" refurbishing of Fitchburg's downtown. It seems
we can't have help centers for 'low-lifes' nor have nasty rabble on
the street putting decent folk off and threatening the rentals of
the 47 downtown condos built by the company of former City Councelor
Matthew Straight and his father, for example.
I really do hope that the S&E is sincere about improving its value
to the community in crucial ways by expanding its horizons.
have to wonder, though.
Mon, 27 Feb '06 Syndicated editorial: Clarence Page: Tear down
While America's are coming up
This one's about China's internet censorhsip and the cooperation in
that effort coming from such as MSN, IBM, Google, and other internet
companies. Page wants the companies to stand up to China, all the
while they're planning their own kind of Internet meddling with plans
to set email fees.
But the interesting part of this one is the mention of IBM's assistance
to the Nazis in WW II. It's put into the framework of aiding the questionable
Holocaust, and really misses the point about just what many American
companies did with both the Nazis and the USSR, and what they're still
doing now: namely, building the enemy to reap the profits from the
ensuing political tensions that lead to more and more weapons and
For example, in 2005, the attempt was made to make a $5 billion taxpayer-funded
loan by the Export-Import Bank to Westinghouse (a subsidiary of British
Nuclear Fuels) to build four nuclear power plants in China. Fortunately,
Rep Bernie Sanders scored a stunning victory on June 28 when the House
voted 313-114 to approve his amendment to block this.
But it's a very old game, and one that
has cost Americans, and the world at large, very very dearly.
Sun, 26 Feb '06 Two columns:
1) Jeff McMenemy: Striving to produce a great daily newspaper
2) Bruce J Mann, MD: Effective treatment is available for ADHD
Hypocrisy meets big Pharma malfeasance
This is at least the second, maybe the third time the paper has seen
fit to report on itself and tell everyone how great it is because
of the award it won from the NE Press Association for a ten-part series
on street drugs. The irony is that such an award can be won for blowing
out of proportion the lesser fraction of a truly nasty scenario--the
poisoning of America's kids.
But there is a newspaper god. On the same day a worse fraction of
the nasty scenario pokes its ugly head into the S&E pages: a presentation
on the characteristics of ADHD and its 'treatment,' culminating with
info about the wonder drugs used to bring the kiddies back into line.
The entire 'officio medico' process is, first diagnosis, then the
masterful "treatment plan," which consists of "...behavior
therapy, outcome management, education, counseling, and POSSIBLY medication"
[my emphasis]. Not a whisper there amid the psychospeak about any
biological assessments or protocols, such as toxicity and nutritional
Indeed, the plan is usually to increase any existing toxicity with
a poison drug or three. And with about 6 million kids on Ritalin in
America, with probably 2 mil more on the brain-altering drugs like
Zoloft, Prozac, and Paxil, one can suggest that "possibly medication"
is a bit tongue in pharmacheek.
Since there's no real money in the natural or biological approach
comparatively speaking, the establishment has gathered its robes to
denounce anyone who dares question the status quo, and will even mount
phony science and hire PR specialists to reinforce its pronouncements.
One courageous pioneer in this field is Peter Breggin, MD, who wrote
Your Drug May Be Your Problem, and who has testified before
Congress on the real drug danger.
before Congress September 29, 2000:
It is important to note that the Drug Enforcement Administration,
and all other drug enforcement agencies worldwide, classify methylphenidate
(Ritalin) and amphetamine (Dexedrine and Adderall) in the same Schedule
II category as methamphetamine, cocaine, and the most potent opiates
and barbiturates. Schedule II includes only those drugs with the
very highest potential for addiction and abuse.
Animals and humans cross-addict to methylphenidate, amphetamine
and cocaine. These drugs affect the same three neurotransmitter
systems and the same parts of the brain. It should have been no
surprise when Nadine Lambert presented data at the Consensus Development
Conference (attached) indicating that prescribed stimulant
use in childhood predisposes the individual to cocaine abuse in
young adulthood (emphasis added - PT).
Furthermore, their addiction and abuse potential is based on the
capacity of these drugs to drastically and permanently change brain
chemistry. Studies of amphetamine show that short-term clinical
doses produce brain cell death. Similar studies of methylphenidate
show long-lasting and sometimes permanent changes in the biochemistry
of the brain.
All stimulants impair growth not only by suppressing appetite but
also by disrupting growth hormone production. This poses a threat
to every organ of the body, including the brain, during the child's
growth. The disruption of neurotransmitter systems adds to this
These drugs also endanger the cardiovascular system and commonly
produce many adverse mental effects, including depression.
Too often stimulants become gateway drugs to illicit drugs. As noted,
the use of prescription stimulants predisposes children to cocaine
and nicotine abuse in young adulthood.
are also studies which show that antipsychotic drugs cause obesity.
In addition to preening its feathers with its 'anti-drug' posture,
the paper is also fond of running heartwarming stories of families
struggling with very difficult health problems. But here's one they
might do an in-depth on:
Kurt Danysh was 18 and on Prozac when he killed his father with a
shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, hoping
to reach anyone who will listen to him. He has a warning for
the world…. SSRI drugs can kill…. You….. or someone
Since the S&E has consistently refused and failed to publish stories
about the far worse drug problem in America--prescription drugs, which
kill around 110 thousand people annually--and the even wider threat
of chemical poisoning of the kids via industrial-ag 'food' and our
mad consumer orgy, which the paper cheerleads, we'd have to say the
award it deserves is the Fickle Finger of Denial Award.
Thu, 23 Feb '06 Article:
Outdoor water bylaw would restrict usage
One community has been given a clear warning.
Lancaster, MA officials are trying to avoid disaster by limiting the
amount of water drawn from town wells. It's really too bad they've
taken it for granted and have been drawing so much over the years
to get to the impending crisis point. The current draw rate threatens
to produce shortage.
Lancaster, MA officials are trying to avoid disaster by limiting the
amount of water drawn from town wells. It's really too bad they've
taken it for granted for so long and have been drawing more and more
over the years to get to the impending crisis point. The current draw
rate threatens to cause shortage--under ideal conditions of supply.
The issue is the increased demand caused by growth and building development.
The conservation move is an attempt to save water for development,
as these folks are no different than growth addicts everywhere, operating
faithfully within the rigged, phony-currency and debt-based economic
Highly instructive: Selectman David Dunn said that a building moratorium
will "severely damage any new growth we may have," and that
without growth the town could expect greater deficits every year.
What will it take for these bureaucrats to see the nonsense and built-in
suicidality of status-quo growth economics and fiscal policy? Hasn't
it dawned on even one of them that this can't go on forever, and that
they're just delaying and worsening the day of reckoning?
can't see that debt/inflation/growth-addiction is the perfect analog
to a drug addiction!
The best part of this one is one official saying he doubts that people
will go along with a water ban, and that this can be enforced: "People
say, 'Who cares? I'll water all night long.'"
They will until they have to carry the stuff they're full of out the
back door and bury it.
22 Feb '06 Article: Olver wants a probe for impeachment
Not that impeachment (or even the probe) is going to succeed, but
he seems finally to have grown a testicle.
Nice to see Congressman Olver, who is a decent-enough guy but standing
up on a major point (now if we could only get him to grow one more
and stand up on 9/11, the real reason to impeach BushCo--as long as
we proceed on the premise that BushCo is but
a symptom of the problem.
This probe relates to the phony intelligence on Iraq. Olver is asking
for an examination of the obvious, while warmongers and Bush worshippers
like Fitchburg's Mayor Dan Mylott spout spinsense such as, "The
facts are that members of Congress had access to the same intelligence
that we had before going into Iraq."
Sorry, even that lie is not the point. The point is, was that intelligence
that "everyone" had access to, manipulated, as opposed to
being assembled by a bunch of incompetent idiots? The Downing Street
Memo, among several other things (such
as the heavy 'pre-war' bombing) strongly 'suggests' that
indeed it was.
The Office of Special Plans was set up to manipulate the system, and
observers have blown the whistle on that, including a
military whistleblower working close by.
The brightest comment in this piece comes from 'Republicrat' Mayor
Dan, a staunch supporter of the White House Criminals: "There's
more imortant things that we have to do than embarass other people."
Boy, I bet he stood up for Tricky Dick too, not to mention blow-job
Bill (naaahhh! he's a Democan). Perfect example of a partisan politician
preferring to defend crime than admit he's been wrong and that his
party's leader has deceived the country.
Wed, 22 Feb '06 Article: Firm won't reveal tenants
Firm is not concerned about anything but its selfish ends
In re the highly ill-advised, Pavlovian, nonsensical, monster developement
catering to the consumer orgy addiction planned for Leominster's Rte
117, Vinny the slick CampoBasso, the developer's "counsel"
says they can't reveal who the interested tenants might be until all
approvals are set.
What? In other words, no matter who or what wants to set up shop,
there's no say about it. See, the captains of greed were foiled in
their last attempt when the tenant was the Wal-Monster. This time,
they got "smart" and now refuse to say who the bloodsuckers
are this time until it's too late to stop them.
Local planning board members echo status-quo, in-the-box concerns
about traffic, infrastructure, and yada yada. But none, especially
the particularly short-sighted Planning Board Chairman, can see the
wider implications of this folly.
I've already written of this numerous times, but here goes once more:
These developments are addictions, not really different from drug
addictions, that pretend to be fisccally sound and fun, but which
contribute to worsening toxic, environmental, energy, and economic
conditions globally (including maintaining a state of war), nationally
(including exacerbating a ship-sinking trade deficit and mounting
debt), and locally (strain on natural resources). They are serious
threats to our future well being and ability to survive.
21 Feb '06 Syndicated editorial: Providence Journal: A culture war worth
The ultimate in self-righteous, overbearing ignorance.
Most of the popular flap about the violent "overreaction"
of Muslims to insulting cartoons is self-righteous hypocrisy. And
with the propaganda spewing out of its editorial pen lately, Providence
Journal seems to be making a bid to outdo establishment apologist
mouthpiece and sewer pipe Jay Ambrose.
Oh those nasty Muslim extremists. How dare they overreact with violence
and threats to a clever insult to their god? Just goes to show how
culturally inferior they really are to the Great West, which values
tolerance and "freedom of speech".
Why, those crazy fundamentalists have actually killed some people.
They must be insane, and we must wage a culture war against them to
demonstrate our superiority.
Just under a millenium ago, was a Christian-derived holocaust called
the Crusades. Arab/Muslim children, women, and men were systematically
slaughtered for being, well, Not-Christian. But that was way back
then--we're cultured now.
More recent was the creation of, and support by, Christo-Americans
of a contrived war in SE Asia, where they mercilessly slaughtered
millions of non-combatants and poisoned an entire ecosystem. That
was back then, we're cultured now.
Even more recent was the purposeful creation of Desert Storm by virtually
inviting Saddam to invade Kuwait. After lying about incubator babies,
the JudeoChristo-Americans bombed the daylights out of gigantic bunkers
containing the $4 billion of WMD they had previously sold illegally
to Saddam--destroying evidence and contaminating our own troops.
They then unnecessarily bombed civilian infrastructure.
Unsatisfied, the JudeoChristo-Americans pushed through economic sanctions
that consequently killed a million Iraqis, half of them children.
Ahhh, the kiss of contemporary culture.
Based on the inside job that was 9/11, the good JudeoChristians unleashed
tons of Depleted Uranium upon Central Asia and the Middle East, thereby
poisoning land, food, and water til the end of time. A righteous blow
for the "culture war."
Guess what. All those people are just as dead as "extremists"
wish for Denmark and France. And, not long ago, ignorant Freedom-Fry
munchers would have seconded the latter emotion.
"For us there are two sorts of people in the world: there are
those who are Christians and support free enterprise and there are
the others." - John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State 1953–59.
Regarding freedom of speech: Try questioning The Holocaust.
Careful on that prancing high-horse, judgmental stonethrower. A fall
from that high would break every bone in your body.
Sun, 19 Feb '06 Article: Some Leominster High students shunning
healthier snack options
Society's little 'drug' addicts speak out.
"Kids crave things," says one young shunner. People will
be "annoyed" that their drugfood is not available. "Junk
food is good," said another young pundit, then told how she ate
a Pop Tart this AM. Other kids said that if the junk isn't there,
they'll bring their own.
Where are the parents?
Wait, that's a dumb question, because many parents have little clue
about the effects of processed junk. Many are junkies themselves.
Many even think obesity is the worst thing caused by this stupidity.
Because it's a free country, I'd say the kids should bring anything
they want to school (or that parents allow), but that the school should
not provide harmful products (there goes the school lunch program).
Being provided with this crap by 'responsible' adults (most of whom
fret in highly hypocritical fashion about Johhny smoking pot) is how
they became "cravers" in the first place
Thus it is, our upstanding society has self-righteously and hypocritically
turned many of our young people into junkies. Following this metabolic
insult, when the kids get out of control, they're drugged by Dr. Frankenstein.
And all the while we hear such proud lip service about our concern
for their well being.
14 Feb '06
Legislative panel supports bill to decriminalize marijuana possession
Response: By gor! A flicker of sanity appearing in the darkness!?
"A priority of our committee is to develop programs of prevention,
education, and treatment, and shift away from...the criminal justice
system," says House chairwoman Ruth Balser. Very ballsy.
Now, if the flicker of sanity can only be fanned into a flame, the
process may continue with all drugs.
Crazy, you say? That's because it's the best way to defuse the situation.
There might be a temporary upsurge in drug use, but this will subside,
because for the most part, whoever wants them can get them now. Trouble
is, the biz feeds the criminal types who fill the demand. Take that
away, and you get a big reduction in that influence.
There are law enforcement
professionals who hold this view.
Tue, 14 Feb '06 Article: Little change in city's crime rate
You ain't seen nothin' yet.
With crime statistics in different categories showing mixed results,
"we need more cops," says one Fitchburg city councilor.
But the mayor points proudly to drug arrests and seizures as proof
that the "war on crime" is proceeding apace. War on crime--is
there any more self-righteous sounding flap?
But hey, the cops got over half a mil in cocaine last year. No one
mentions that they could get five times that without making a dent
in the trade. That's how profitable the stuff is. Of course, no one
mentions, either, the amount of cash and other items that are never
reported in drug busts, and disappear into the 'ether.'
Nor is there ever mention of the high-level creation of, and participation
in, the international trade by the rich and powerful 'legitimate'
people and their central banks.
There is no mention of other ways to reduce crime--just get more cops
to deal with it. It's sad, really. The pundits cannot see that status
quo economics and currency, and the related consumer orgy, are driving
forces behind a lot of crime--are crime, actually, and much greater
by orders of magnitude.
And as the economy worsens or even collpases, and more and more people
become desperate, nothing short of a battalion of armed patrols crawling
all streets is going to stem the tide, especially when it comes to
robberies and burglaries by people trying to survive.
But don't give up hope, this scenario could be on the way.
The present direction of Homeland Security and domestic spying and
data mining is taking us to the police-state reality. People who see
themselves as upstanding, law-abiding citizens may relish this evolution.
But they don't realize the extent of crime on the 'official' side
of things, because: Who's watching the watchers? Their money and lives
will be (are being) stolen, but in a way they often embrace.
But, back to the crime rate. Police would be in much better shape
at current staff levels if they didn't have to waste their time and
resources chasing street drugs. There is already talk about decriminalizing
marijuana. When sanity comes to the minds of the 'crats, they will
see that this is best for all drugs, which are a matter of personal
choice. Let the law fall hard on crimes related to personal choice,
not the choice itself.
10 Feb '06 Syndicated editorial: Providence Journal: Iranian crisis
should concern the West
More and more bullshit.
Reflecting the deep ignorance of the mainstream press on what's going
on in the world, PJ regurgitates the 'official' US/European 'complaint'
about Iran--that it is developing nuclear weapons and can't wait to
unleash them on Israel. Also tossed into the mix is the story that
Iran is a major supporter of terrorism.
If so, it must be in cahoots with such as BushCo, Carlyle Group, Saudi
financers and the central banks--the real creators of terror.
Iran's biggest threat is to those who enslave the world with phony
currency called the oil dollar, and to those who support and profit
from this crime. The nuke issue is smokscreen. Can you say WMD?
Even if Iran were developig nuke weapons, intelligence says it would
be a decade at least before they'd get even one weapon. Of course,
the oil-dollar criminals must paint the Iranian president as a madman,
because they want to convince everyone that once that single nuke
is made, Iran will immediately shoot it at some neighbor, inviting
annihilation upon itself.
The main proponents of this nonsense are the murderous Zionazis who
control Israel, that intentional burr under the Middle Eastern saddle.
These anti-Semites (in the correct sense of the oft-misused term)
don't want any strong, viable Arab nations in the region. They want
military and economic hegemony.
This agenda is a primary driving force behind the total devastation
of Iraq--on false pretenses. Most likely a similar fate is being planned
for Iran. After Iraq, anyone who can't see through this crap, ought
not to be calling himself a journalist.
But these lapdog journo-pundits will continue their obedient parrot-job
until we have WW III.
8 Feb '06 Article: Romney proposes $36.5 million to prepare for a potential
The biggest boondoggle nonsense mania--or maybe not.
One thing's for sure, special interests will realize huge profits
from the bird-flu "threat," which some scientists question
However, since a laboratory recently re-created the virus that supposedly
caused the Spanish Flu epidemic nearly a century ago, it's not hard
to imagine a clandestine biolab creating "mysterious new"
viruses that apparently materialize from nowhere. The avian virus
could well be such an item.
One question would be, who is more likely to have this sophisticated
capability—cave-dwelling Muslims and the like, or those who
profit from the global "preparedness" response. The elephant
in our room is the willingness, demonstrated repeatedly in the past,
of ruthless homeland corporations to sacrifice lives for profit.
In any case, as the material linked below attempts to show, there
is a certain level of hype out there, playing on fear. Fear comes
from widespread misunderstanding about health and ways to avoid getting
sick. This lack of awareness results in the belief of most people
that they need a poison needle or toxic drugs to keep them healthy.
But the healthiest thing produced by these methods will be the coffers
of corporations and major pharma shareholders--like Donald Rumsfeld.
If you are concerned about this potential 'epidemic,' you are strongly
encouraged to visit the few sites and articles linked here--for a
bit different perspective.
By the way, one very 'interesting' response to the crisis: I read
that a company in England got the brilliant idea of GMO chickens--genetically
engineering chickens to be H5N1 resistant! Imagine that potential
boondoggle, just from the question of viral strains and mutations.
And what to do about the next new virus that emerges, not to
mention the fact that GMOs
themselves are unhealthy.
You can find a lot of info
on GMOs here.
Should the Frankenfood proponents get their way, we may have repeated
cycles of genetic engineering and global chicken burnings :-)
growing stake in Tamiflu
Defense Secretary, ex-chairman of flu treatment rights holder, sees
portfolio value growing.
October 31, 2005: 10:55 AM EST
By Nelson D. Schwartz, Fortune senior writer
BIRD FLU FEARS
A level-headed examination of 10 important facts shows that the prevailing
alarmist point of view is inaccurate, irresponsible and self-serving.
Flu Epidemic is a Hoax
"But I nearly fell out of my seat in the airplane as I was flying
back from a conference in Ft. Lauderdale when I read that in the BEST-case
scenario, only 200,000 people might die." [Doctors kill 100,000
minimum annually with chemical drugs. - PT]
Example Of the Bird Flu Hoax
Jon Rappoport | January 6 2006
Today, press reports from various agencies around the world are headlined,
DEATH FROM BIRD FLU.
Flu: A Corporate Bonanza for the Biotech Industry, Tamiflu, Vistide
and the Pentagon Agenda
November 6, 2005
Despite the admission of absence of a clear and present danger to
the American public, the President called on Congress to immediately
pass a new $7.1 billion in emergency funding to prepare for that not-imminent,
not-pandemic, possible-in-the-future danger. The speech was an exercise
in the Administration’s now-famous ‘pre-emptive war,’
this one against Avian Flu. As with the other pre-emptive wars, there
is a multiple agenda—one might say, killing two birds with one
stone, were it not so tasteless...
Mon, 6 Feb '06 Sentinel & Enterprise (S&E) editorial:
Meehan's priorities focused on the wrong place
This looks like petty muckraking.
And if there were ever a case of pot calling kettle black, this would
The apparently "ReichWing"-leaning S&E has seen fit
lately to take pot shots at Democratic US Rep Marty Meehan. His biggest
booboo: having doctored an online bio to delete a promise to serve
just 8 years. He's been there 14 now.
What horrible crime! Right up there with lying us into war crimes
and torture. I'm not justifying what Meehan did, but his overall record
has been relatively good.
However, given the crime going on in Washington, which cost the lives
of well over a million Iraqi people, devastated the environment in
the Middle East and Central Asia with depleted uranium, sold $4 billion
of chem/bio WMD illegally to Saddam then blew it up in place, poisoned
hundreds of thousands of our own troops and is abandoning most, promotes
vast debt as prosperity, is crushing America's economy, is turning
America into a fascist police state based on lies and the inside job
that was 9/11 is allowing children to starve while finding $billions
for death toys and genocide, secretly supports international drug
dealing and money laundering, and allows a rapacious pharma industry
to sicken and kill people (at least 100,000 annually) for profit,
one could argue that the S&E might take pause for a mo' before
the mirror of poorly focused priorities.
Mon, 6 Feb '06 Two pieces:
1) Letter to editor: Bob Richards: Solutions to problem of speeding
readily available but mostly ignore
Bush 2007 budget heavy on defense and homeland security
What could these two possibly have in common?
They represent misguided priorities and gross hypocrisy. Why? We sputter
in politically correct spasms about the horrible injuries and loss
of life caused by speeders (not to mention all the crowing about seat-belt
enforcement), while spending billions (over $20 trillion, actually,
since WW II) creating bigger and better ways to send our young to
kill and die while beaming with chauvinistic pride.
One could argue that it's necessary to protect ourselves, which has
some validity. Still, even that's hard to justify some 700 US military
bases strewn all over the planet.
The main problem is, however, that 'American' elite types and others
work hard behind the scenes to 1) create mutual enemies and 2) create
wars on false pretenses.
No better examples:
the USSR for (1) and (obviously)
Vietnam for (2).
The Third Reich also serves
as excellent example of (1),
as does the "War on Terror"
for (2). See also 9/11 resources.
We're willing to create unspeakable carnage and destruction to "protect
freedom," then tell people they have to wear a seat belt and
slow down or there might be a comparatively miniscule amount of carnage
Particularly egregious is the cutting of working programs that help
people to save money for the obscene military waste. But hey, it creates
Icing on the cake is that, out of fear propagated by the same criminals
who foment war, we're sacrificing our freedom and civil liberties
that we ask our soldiers to die protecting. Cherry on the icing is
that we then pat ourselves on the back for all this wisdom.
Sun, 5 Feb '06 Article: City's south side final frontier for
The day of reckoning approaches.
The Planning Board (aka the suicide-growth gang) has approved 736
new "residential units" with a probable 94 more in the pipeline.
There is not a peep in the article about the impact of this and other
development on natural resources. One nearby town is already experiencing
a water pinch. But we have an infinite supply here (just like we do
of open space). How is it then, that a mere month or so without rain
results in water bans?
The growth-mongers must have an in with the rain gods.
Not mentioned either is the potential, imminent, nasty energy crisis,
to which local pundits, especially suicide-board Chairman Souza, also
But not to worry, all the accompanying roads are the new kind that
plow and sand themselves, so no more fossil energy will be needed
there, nor money in the funds that ran tight and short with one of
the mildest winters on record. And no fossil energy will be required
in the building process or to run and heat the homes.
It's just BAU in the conventional economic growth and development
And how's this one: "Pressures on traffic will be minimized because
of the type of project it is," says Councilor Freda. That's rhetoric--there's
already too much traffic. So she's saying we agree to make it worse,
but we could have made it even more worse--pat, pat, pat us on the
But the "big question" say the local pundits is: How fast
will it happen? In other words, will we kill ourselves slowly or quickly.
And you watch--the mongers will still put some more big-box chainstores
in the area, just to put the fine edge on the hara-kiri sword.
2 Feb "06 Article: Oscars getting socially aware?
Perhaps to the distracted, superficially fascinated American psyche.
Of all the things going on in the world that include major threats
to the survival of the human race, the emphasis in this article is
a movie about a couple of gay cowboys that's gotten eight nods from
Now, I'm not anti-gay, but just anti-misguided priorities in the easily
led and misled lemming psyche of America.
Thu, 2 Feb "06 Article: Water woes prompt officials to
mull building moratorium
Just the leading edge of the approaching, self-inflicted disaster.
Nearby Lancaster, MA is running out of water to support its current/old
building policy. Wisely, the town fathers consider putting on the
What is Holy Grail: Bow to Worship: Unquestionable Wisdom of the Ages?
Why, that would be economic growth and development, of course! Resources
be damned, until it literally comes up in your face
The fathers of all the local communities, like most who have bought
the Big Sell of American-Dream debt/inflation/growth economics, cannot
see that they are being conned, and that their fiscal and growth policies
are precise analogs to a heroin addiction: The fix feels good when
you get it, but the crash will come.
QUESTION: If prosperity depends upon everlasting
economic growth, but we live in a finite space with finite resources,
what are we going to do for prosperity when space adn resources literally
Could the growth mongers be paying forward to the coming generations
problems to which there may be no solution?
If you have time, it's WELL worth the 45 minutes it takes to listen
to John Rubino on where
the Fed and the Masters of Money and Wall St are taking the lemmings.
Wed, 1 Feb '06 Syndicated editorial: Jay Ambrose: Extremists
on both left and right
Another disingenuous setup from the Jayster.
Two "extremists" are contrasted: Harry Belafonte and Pat
Robertson. While it is true that you'd be hard pressed to find two
characters more opposite in their views, this does not form a solid
basis for Ambrose's conclusions.
The difference being that to tell the truth about Bush and America's
corporate malfeasance (Harry) simply sounds extreme because what's
being done is indeed outrageous. Jay apparently thinks going to war
on false pretenses and using the military to protect the dollar's
value is OK stuff. Thus it is, that when insanity has gone mainstream,
truthseekers and speakers become marginal 'extremists.'
Robertson, another rich religioso, who has used his talents to promote
cultist propaganda, has taken the extreme positions that Venezuelan
President Chavez ought to be assassinated, and that Ariel Sharon's
stroke was God's retribution for having given up land to Palestinians
(!) That isn't even true, in effect, but that's another story, as
is Robertson's likely motive for being upset: it
delays the Rapture.
One thing Jayster taks Harry tosk for is saying that Condi and Colin
Powell are "house slaves" to Bush. First of all, Bush has
no autonomy--he himself is an elite puppet. But, like Bush, the two
slaves have been caught in some serious lies. How about Colin appearing
at the UN waving a bag of white powder purportedly being one of Saddam's
WMD? (What no elite apologist such as Powell, Rice, or Jayster will
tell you is that the US sold biochem WMD to Saddam illegally right
up to Gulf War 1.)
how about old Colin saying that satellite photos showed Saddam amassing
tanks on the Saudi border ready to attack? And lest we forget, Powell
was the officer who tried to cover up the My Lai massacre.
Condosleeza (and Powell) stated before 9/11 that Saddam
was contained and not a threat.
Once the policy was firming up to attack Iraq no matter what, the
tune changed to the WMD refrain. And right after 9/11, Anacondi said
the Admin had all evidence in hand that al Qaeda planned and staged
the attacks, and 'we will make it all available to you' (so just let
us go blast Afghanistan). We're still waiting for a shred of credible
In other words, folks, Harry was right, and the Jayster is, as usual,
The funniest part is his fork-tongued description of the two slaves:
"...two people every inch as honorable as Belafonte and many
times as knowledgeable and blessed with analytical capacity."
Gag me, JayBoy.
broken precedent here in Editorial Dailies to include a picture of
the Sleazy one that says a thousand words:
Download and view full size to appreciate.
The most important part is Jay's assertion that if Americans support
the "dictatorial, human-rights-violating, economy-crushing"
revolution of Chavez, they support the undermining of their own nation,
because Hugo has "aligned himself with America's worst enemies
while seeking a unified, anti-US Latin America."
Jay's talent for sure is the ability to pack a huge amount of untruth
and misdirection in a short amount of language. To be fair, however,
there is a good amount if resistance to Chavez among Venezuelans,
but there is also a lot of appreciation and support.
opposition seems greatly concerned with Chavez's association with
the Castro regime, but this is not a direct detriment to them, so
motivation is in question. It sounds almost like US propaganda, because
the Castro regime has not been that repressive over the years. Yet,
for more than forty years, Castro has been targeted numerous times
by United States- and CIA-sponsored assassins. S American countries
should sympathize with this kind of cirminal interference. So one
is at a loss to say what the Venezuelans' objections are. Since Cuba
has stood up against the central banks, this presents motive for black-ops
given the above-mentioned history of US interference to create regimes
that comply with the policies and wishes bankers and corporate elites,
it's highly likely that the opposition movement is, if not a creation
of intelligence ops, getting outside help and encouragement.
seems significant too, that under "dictator" Chavez's regime,
a big protest against him goes on unmolested. You can't even get that
in the US these days.
Knowing how the elite operate, it still remains within the realm of
possibility that Chavez is a player. But on the surface at least,
he has shown himself thus far to be a
man of the people. And there are free food programs in almost
And when Jay says "economy crushing," he could be talking
about threats to the central bankers who
like to enslave nations by saddling them with huge debt--their
idea of 'sound economic policy.'
And our so-called "worst enemies" are very often nations
who won't bow to the bankers and question their enslavement by phony
oil-dollars. See the evil: Saddam, Chavez, and now Iran's Ahmadinejad,
all determined to switch their oil values to the Euro. This is simply
a cardinal sin, boys and girls, and is quite likely to get you bombed.
Finally, a "unified, anti-US Latin America," might well
be understood in the light of Iran-Contra, Augusto Pinochet, numerous
coups and CIA/School of the Americas assassinations and death squads,
all put in place by the US to
support corporate rape of the region.
So when you stand up against such atrocity, as Chavez has done, and
as Belafonte has supported, it's as deserving of reproach as a slave
refusing to turn his back for the lashing, or, indeed, Sleazy and
Colon telling Dubya dey ain't servin' da Massa no mo.'
29 Jan '06 Article: How big will the Mormon factor be in Romney's potential
'08 presidential bid?
Where the Mittster is concerned, it's not so much the Mormon factor
as it is the Moron factor. For example, he recently decided to drop
out of the New England regional program to cap power plant global
He's practicing to be a good little BushCowboy.
27 Jan '06 Syndicated editorial: Jay Ambrose: Special prosecutor can
go too far
You mean like establishment lapdog journalists?
In his typical self-satisfled and sarcastic tone, clever rhetorician
Ambrose uses the checkered history of special prosecution in general
and of one David Barrett in particular to take a cheap shot at Special
Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who is now investigating the outing
of Valerie Plame.
One problem is, Ambrose paints all the prosecutors as relatively incompetent,
wild-eyed zealots out of control with no-limit budgets. And it doesn't
cross his mind that maybe in some cases, their goal is to obfuscate
and cover up worse crime.
Although the venue is different, when we think of three major 'commissions'
charged with getting to the bottom of things, this becomes crystal
Warren, Tower and Kean (9/11) Commissions--all whitewashes.
In re the case of Barrett vs Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros, Ambrose
rambles on, noting that Barrett was investigating him for possibly
lying to the FBI about how much money he'd given to a mistress while
Mayor of San Antonio, prior to his Cabinet appointment.
Jay dismisses this by saying, what, everyone knew he had a mistress,
and it kept him out of the TX governorship, maybe even the presidentship.
Apparently, however, it didn't cause any problem for a Cabinetship.
But I would have preferred an investigation into the many
billions of dollars missing from HUD (and over a trillion from
Did Cisneros have any info about that, or maybe have something to
do with it? Is that what's being covered up? Who got the billions?
Among the Stupidities of Ambrose here is his complaint that Fitzgerald
indicted Libby "for supposed lies" instead of the real issue
of breaking a law "some experts say LIbby could not conceivably
have violated." This puts Fitzgerald in the class of wild-eyed,
power-drunk prosecutors. You see how clever Ambrose is with his words:
Ambrose would have the brass to argue that, although Plame was
outed, in Jay's eyes no one did it—at least no one in BushCo
Boyscout Camp, whose jackboots he licks. He acts as if lying is trivial
and legal, and that there's nothing suspicious about Libby 'supposedly'
having done it. But I wouldn't go by "some experts" and
just drop the case, because these BushCo bastards know how to cover
their tracks so well.
I'll bet Ambrose would argue it would have been better to let Al Capone
go than get him for supposedly lying to the IRS.
27 Jan '06 S&E editorial: Random drug testing sends a negative message
Impressive posture for the hard-line, tough-on-crime paper.
The S&E has 'made a living' ranting about the street/illegal drug
problem, even going so far as to say it's the worst problem in the
region (just a slight overstatement there, coming from either unawareness
or political correctness).
Here the message is that although drugs are just terrible, random
testing in schools conveys the message that we well-balanced, emotionally
stable, and all-wise adults think all kids are not to be trusted.
This would fail to support the 'good' kids who "spurn" drugs.
That's a sound assessment.
Ignored, however, is the real issue, which is the 'simple' violation
of people's privacy and lives. But you get the sense, given the paper's
obsession with drugs, that if testing could be done without the trust
factor being threatened, the paper would be in favor, rights be damned.
This may be why the real issue isn't even mentioned.
There's another possiblity for the paper's more liberal posture. The
problem in school doesn't reflect directly on the town like the visible
rabble in the streets that business people like former city councilor
Matthew Straight fret snobbishly about. Straight and his father own
a company planning on developing an old downtown building for residence.
They want police out there sweeping the streets clean of low-lifes
so that decent folk can inhabit their building and float around in
their Infinitis and proceed unruffled to the various condoned addictions
provided by "Upscale" establishments comprising their wet
dream of profit-motivated downtown consumer-orgy "renewal."
Thu, 26 Jan '06 Syndicated editorial: Dan Thomasson: Congress
pretends to reform
Right, but not for the main reason.
Dan says the problem is an ongoing loophole in the system. He says
that the reforms center around ethical behavior rather than fundraising
law per se.
Of course there is a need for outside input into legislation, but
it should be informational only, not money.
Dan says the system has gotten out of hand because of the high cost
of campaigning and the large amounts of ready cash available of favors.
But imagine this scenario--stop wasting billions upon billions blowing
up the planet, and put everyone on a level playing field with equal
federal money grants for media and internet campaigns, while requiring
the media to minimize costs to candidates in the interests of America.
But for a much better analysis of the problem, check
out Congressman Ron Paul, who sees it from a much more fundamental
Thu, 26 Jan '06 S&E editorial: Enforcing the rules of the
Twisted logic attempts to excuse abridgement of liberty regarding
the seat belt law.
I addressed this gneral subject before at
Fri, 20 Jan '06 Article:
Bill passes allowing seat belt enforcement
But here, the writer misses the point made by State Rep Lewis Evangelidis
about the right to do foolish things in this country, even to your
own detriment. "Maybe we should start banning Big Macs and Whoppers,"
he said. Valid point (no ban for sure, but maybe a blackbox warning
The paper rejoins, "But there's a big difference: State law already
requires all drivers or passengers...to wear a safety belt..."
Well, gee, we already know this. That's the problem Evangelidis is
talking about, not just the new bill allowing police to stop people
solely for that.
How about this oxymoron: "We're firmly against governmental encroachment
on our personal freedoms," followed by, "But you're supposed
to wear a seat belt by law." What part of governmental encroachment
does the writer not get?
Next comes the logic that the belts save lives and money on insurance
claims and medical bills. One suspects this is editor "Christian"
McMenemy talking, because he promotes killing people in jail (the
death penalty) to save taxpayer money.
Sun, 15 Jan '06 S&E editorial:
Another reason to implement the death penalty
And speaking of personal freedoms and oxymorons, what’s the
logic for the paper’s obsession with street drugs. I mean, decent
folk can have their caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and sugar, but others
cannot have thier pot, cocaine, etc. They're the BAD GUYS. The law
and Editor McMenemy tell us so. Self-righteous hyprocrisy.
I for one am willing to pay a little more to maintain my freedom.
But if the paper's so concerned about saving lives and relatively
small dollars, why do we never hear a peep from it about sending our
sons and daughters to die, and to kill sons and daughters, on false
pretenses, a war crime that's likely to cost a couple trillion dollars
(borrowed, of course)?
Answer: In status quo logic, that money and carnage are being spent
Once again, the two goody shoes of the S&E are squeaking.
Thu, 26 Jan '06 Article: Hundreds mourn teen driver
If only we could turn this into a better lesson than safe driving.
On top of this story comes another story of mourning over the kids
lost in a Florida bus/car accident.
My suggestion is that people really focus on the pain of these losses,
'senseless' losses. Really GET what it is to lose a child in this
way. Multiply that by a million, and realize that this is what we
the people, due to unquestioning trust of our federal government,
have inflicted upon Iraq ever since our own CIA helped to put Saddam
We have been bombing that country nonstop now for about 16 years...on
false pretenses. We've killed well over a million people. Maybe we're
all guilty of negligent homicide—accessories to murder?