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11 Jul '05
Article: Local lawmakers advocate for press
The BS surrounding this issue is 'impressive.'
The story revolves around reporters Matt Cooper
and Judith Miller, who have refused to say
who leaked the info about the undercover CIA
operative Valerie Plame. All along, however,
it was Robert Novak who released the story.
For this, Novak should have been immediately
collared, a clamp placed on his nuts and tightened.
He should have been told, no matter your source,
we're going to crush you for this treasonous
This would have helped solve the problem up
front by demonstrating that a reporter, or
anyone, wreckless and idiotic enough to release
such a story, regardless of source or purported
'journalistic right,' will be dealt with properly.
As it is, however, the court and all the circling
pundits are debating the freedom-of-press
issue ad nauseam. The next thing will be to
try to sell the idea that the source was merely
inept, and not intentional.
Judith Miller, of course, is the NY Times
reporter who servilely savored BushCo butt
prior to the Iraq Attack, sucked up to elite
operative Ahmed Chalabi, and parroted all
the lies perpetrated to get us into a crime
against humanity. She shouldn't even be allowed
to call herself a journalist. And for her
unprincipled abandonment of journalism, as
a consequent accessory to murder, she should
be in jail anyway--and for a lot longer than
the piddling 120 days she'll serve for defying
Those who have defended Cooper and Miller
based on the press-freedom issue, including
Massachusetts Reps Marty Meehan and Bernie
Sanders, take a very questionable position.
Meehan says the case should have focused on
government officials instead of the journalists,
who he says, did not violate the law (Intelligece
Identities Protection Act). Partly true (even
if just a bit naive, if not clever, on Meehan's
part--no small part of the problem, which
Meehan fails to mention, is that the prosecutor
went after the wrong journalist); but such
an investigation could have been futile and
much more costly in the present environment,
almost guaranteed under the present Administration,
which is even now stonewalling. Really, we
can't even get 9/11 properly investigated.
would be the height of ridiculous if the law
did not apply to citizens as well as officials.
Thus, the reporter who broke the story is
de facto culpable in this case, and should
be required to spill for that reason.
Source anonymity is indeed important, but
in this case, the
source should be hung as well (certainly not
just fired, as some critics are saying). Cases
such as this are very rare, and should be
subject to "extraordinary exception."
It would be one thing if the outing of Plame
revolved around some serious criminal behavior,
for example, or there was whistleblowing,
as Meehan argues in his plea for press freedom.
I'm not a great fan of spy agencies, regardless
of national origin, and see them as elite
tools (Wall Street 'owns' the CIA, which serves
it); but this juvenile, petty insult served
no mitigating purpose whatsoever, violated
an important law, rendered ineffective an
agent difficult to replace, and could have
cost lives. An extraordinary exception law
would reduce or eliminate such irresponsible
behavior, and put in place the means to deal
Sources releasing info on legitimate matters
would still be guaranteed anonymity. If Americans
would remove the red, white, and blue blindfold
and see fit not to tolerate corporate criminals
in the presidency and lapdogs in Congress,
we'd have a court system, or/and a congressional
committee, that could be trusted with that
call, and sources would continue to feel safe.
given the enormous amount of criminality being
served upon America with virtual impunity
by the Administration and Congress, due in
large part to press corruption and failure,
Miller's plaintive cry for a free press elicits
a belly laugh.
Meanwhile, the ultimate bullshit is that Novak's
name rarely even comes up in reports on this
issue, as it did not in this one--!?!?!?
Mon, 11 Jul '05
Article: Fueling up: Consumers feel pinch
as gas prices soar
This I love to hear--the cries of obliviously
selfish, self-pitying Conehead American consumers.
We who have, by our oblivious, selfish inattention
to government and what goes on in the world,
brought upon ourselves an impending crisis
of major proportion, are once again wailing
about the horrible inconvenience of high fuel
We, that is, who at 6% of world population
are consuming 25% of world energy are now
wailing. Can there be greater, more pathetic
self-centered hypocrisy? Like the idiot furniture
advertiser on TV says, "I doubt it."
One person says he doesn't care--whatever,
he just bites the bullet, fills his tank and
drives around. Another has actually slightly
curtailed his thoughtless use of fuel for
entertainment--just driving around. A noble
pursuit mercilessly cut off. Oh cruel world!.
Others simply "hate it" thinking
nothing, apparently, of those oppressed and
dying for it, and of the looming struggle,
possibly violent, for remaining supplies on
The good news is, that, as one station operator
said, "when prices go up, business goes
down." This means that some people, if
not behaving responsibly voluntarily, are
being forcefull restricted in their thoughtless
consumerism by the only thing most of them
seem to understand--money.
Perhaps another couple of dollars per gallon
rise will be just about right to slap the
sleepwalking American sheeple awake--in time,
one can only hope, to save wilderness areas
from the final insult of OilCo rape in the
desperate attempt to squeeze the last drop
out before either sanity or utter chaos set
Mon, 11 Jul '05
Article: Despite promise, energy-beam weapons
Bemoaning the delay in the implementation
of yet another wave of clever weaponry.
This time it's beams of electromagnetic energy,
or "Directed Energy" pulses that
can be set to 'stun' or kill. How gee-whiz
exciting, you know? Now afoot is the propaganda
machine that will attempt to "assure
the international community that [these weapopns]
set to stun rather than kill will not harm
non-combatants." Swallow that one, and
I've got something for you.
As we move into the era of Star Trek weapons,
we're told that these better mousetraps are
limited only by the supply of electricity.
And they don't involve chemicals of projectiles
that can be inaccurate, accidentally cause
injury or violate international treaties."
Oh, does this mean such lovely ideas as depleted-uranium
The nuke power industry, looking to dispose
of its waste profitably, has found an outlet
in armor-piercing DU munitions. They might
oppose the new weapons, which conceivably
can melt a tank or heat it up enough to roast
Speaking of nuke, I'll wager a lot that the
more portable types of electro weapons will
utilze power supplies dependent on plutonium
batteries or technology, meaning we're in
for a whole new wave of nuke waste to sit
on for billions of years.
Another 'benefit' of E-weapons is that they
can "sabotage the electonics of land
mines, shoulder-fired missiles, or automobiles."
This is of great interest to police as well
What's not said is--what if, just as with
all other kinds of weapons, the 'other side'
gets these things? Will our planes and helos
be dropping out of the sky like so many dead
birds? Let's hope so, because it might give
the insane people who promote this shit second
By the way, devices already exist that can
use the earth itself as a weapon, as in tsunamis,
earthquakes and weather phenomena. How exciting!
How promising! Can you just wait, really?
Fri, 8 Jul '05,
and Sat 9 Jul Two
editorials: (1) S&E on Fri: The fight
against terrorism continues; and (2) syndicated
editorial on Sat: Dale McFeatters: Another
battle in the ongoing war against terrorism
After the recent London attacks, terror propaganda
Battleship Maine, Reichstag fire, Pearl Harbor,
Gulf of Tonkin: all are known 'setups.' In
other words, staged or allowed in order to
advance an agenda, namely war. But boy did
we believe them at the time!
That this happens repeatedly is not surprising.
However, that We the Sheeple, via the lapdog
media, are still suckered by this game is
pathetic, not to mention alarming.
Consider also Iran-Contra, wherein US 'patriots'
stabbed an ally (Saddam) in the back to finance
South American death squads, contributing
significantly to the 100,000 or so innocents
slaughtered during 'The Gipper's presidency.
The BCCI scandal showed 'legit' people funneling
drug money to 'terrorists.'
It's complete naiveté, or shameful
denial, to consider these as isolated incidents
and not revealing models of how the power
elite operate and ongoingly manipulate the
sheeple. To the above list of setups can be
added 9/11. One has to be bending over pretty
far to fall for the official rap about 9/11
The proven historic pattern sampled above
strongly suggests that, in general, terrorism
is an elite tool for maintaining chaos and
creating the 'need' for their fascist, police-state,
protection-racket. At the very least, terrorism
is purposely provoked via imperial corporate
policy, and those who orchestrate that are
never touched by terroist acts, except to
increase their money, control and power, and
display their politically correct posture.
It's a very simple equation: secretly create
the chaos, blame the scape-goat group or person,
and advance the agenda by cashing in on the
popular reaction. The awful irony is that
any 'genuine' terrorism there might be would
play right into elite hands.
Each editorial displays its special form of
unawareness on this subject. The S&E,
while faulting Bush for a poorly waged war
on terror, regurgitates the macho, chest-thumping
BS that the mightiest army in the world should
take the lead in stamping out terror, when,
in fact, this tactic can never work, even
if terrorism is autonomous.
McFeatters, who has written some decent material
in the past, assures us that British authorities,
spurred on by "the always-eloquent"
Tony Blair (i.e., smooth-talking liar), along
with their US and European counterparts, will
find out who did this. Even if they claim
to find out, it will be for show, reinforcing
the official line on terror.
With elite incitement and support, there is
a never-ending supply of thugs, murderers,
mind-altered insane people, not to mention
trained agents, to keep up the "threat."
Put into this perspective, the words of BlairBush
following the London attack reveal the capital
gain. Essentially: 'See how good we Good Guys
are? Solving the world's problems at G8, while
the Bad Guys run around killing. Yes, you
sheeple, we must forge ahead in the never-ending
War on Terror, and we brave, GoodGuy leaders
will wage it for you. Just sacrifice your
young men and women, and surrender your $billions
and your liberties.'
Yes. Then go Wally shopping with your National
ID Card and microchip implant. "You WILL
be assimilated; resistance is futile!"
7 Jul '05 Article: New England residents rally
to save military bases
Just what we need to keep America safe--NOT
Another example of our dependence for economic
survival upon suicidal, life-negative, and
environmentally insane pursuits. Folks in
Maine are battling to build ships no one needs
in order to have jobs. This story's mainly
about Otis AFB at the Cape. You know the place--where
they've dumped jet fuel on the ground to consume
their quota so it won't be cut next year.
You know the place--the one that couldn't
get jets in the air fast enough to intercept
whatever it was that hit the WTC.
To be fair, it does seem as if NE has been
hit harder than other areas with closings.
But perhaps the stupidest reason to keep unnecessary
facilities open is to save jobs. This is the
suicidal part of it. I'm glad to see these
fuel-sucking, polluting, earth-negative facilities
close down. If we'd stop throwing $billions
away annually, they could be used to retrain/relocate
If only it meant that the military were coming
to its senses, but, alas, that's not the case.
No doubt, they intend to pour the funds into
other ares of military insanity and war games,
such as having devices flying around in orbital
patterns carrying tons of explosives that
can be brought down anywhere on earth within
45 minutes. It's called the "CAV,"
or Common Aero Vehicle. I call it the Crazy
See also ...
Weapons in Space.
4 Jul '05 Article: Woman to take on 50-mile
More good intentions go into the abyss of
Barbara Carter, diagnosed with MS, vigorously
raises money for the National MS Society,
a group that has done precious little in understanding
and curing this so-called disease (see Premise),
and in fact, like most disease-research organizations,
has stood in the way of progress. Two areas
completely ignored by NMSS are allergy and
the body's toxic load, especially mercury.
In the article, Carter repeats the NMSS lie
that no one's disease has not progressed.
Not only have people stopped the progress,
but some have been completely cured of this
symptomology when doing thorough detox (including
getting rid of mercury fillings) and altering
My motto is: Do not walk, run, ride, hop,
skip or jump one inch for medical disease
research. NMSS does provide physical help
for people, like wheelchairs, and this is
needed. The trouble is, you can't earmark
your donation, so THEY decide where the money
goes. Research money is wasted on science
based upon phony medical dogma.
Carter is taking an unspecified drug (weekly
shot) she's been told has prevented "significant
progress." Who knows what deleterious
side effects that may be having.
Sun, 3 Jul '05 Syndicated editorial:
Michael Fumento: The misguided case against
Dangerously clever, half-truth rhetoric
It is amazing that the spinmeisters of Pasteurian
Frankenstein medicine have got people, including
scientists, so bamboozled with the half-truth
that is the Germ Theory of Disease, and its
devil-spawn vaccination, that people are now
standing around with straight faces trying
to settle a question that shouldn't even exist:
should we inject a neurotoxin into the blood
That we can even be debating such patently
obvious stupidity is testimony to the power
of phony science and mind control. The medical
corporatists must be having a grand giggle
as they limp to the bank under weight of the
money they're making.
Fumento's first bit of nonsense is that claims
of danger from mercury in vaccines (vax) are
"hysterical" and to "ignore
them." Too many physicians hold to this
view to even begin to call it hysterical.
What might be unfortunate are (1) that the
vax controversy could turn on the mercury
issue, when mercury is not the only dangerous
substance in vax; and (2) that the fundamental
theory behind vaccination is not brought into
question. And we must also not forget that
mercury may not be the only cause of autism.
Here in Leominster, Mass. we had a spate of
autism among families living near a former
Foster Grant plastics factory, suggesting
that other poisons can contribute to the syndrome.
In fact, toxins play a supreme role in most
disease, a fact generally ignored by the avaricious
medical corporations getting fat looking for
magic 'cures' (usually toxic themselves) to
'diseases' of 'unknown cause.'
Ignore the hysteria, we must, says Fumento,
because "The life you save may be your
child's--or somebody else's." This, of
course, is not hysteria, but wisdom. Fumento
has no clue that if the dangers of childhood
diseases are as great as claimed, it's due
in no small measure to the influence of conventional
medical thinking on health in the first place.
Indeed, health ignorance is rampant in Western
culture, and has been so for centuries. Rather
than promote wellness, which vaccines cannot
confer, the solution is to inject substances
of varying degress of offensiveness into kids'
blood, with not one study ever having been
done to prove safety, effectiveness and no
Fumento then pulls the most worn-out ploy
of disinformers out of his flea-bitten bag
of rhetorical tricks: People who question
vax are 'conspiracy theorists.' Also "fear
mongers". Of course! Why didn't I think
of that? Interesting also, that to question
the wisdom of a neurotoxin in vaccines is
'fear mongering,' whereas "the life you
save..." is, once again, wisdom.
Says Fumento, thimerosal in vax cannot cause
autism, because production of childhood vaccines
with it ended several years ago. Well, two
points: why did it end if the stuff is safe?
Also, thimerosal was still around until last
year (2004), because the companies were selling
off stockpiles. And he doesn't tell us, for
example, that Iowa's 700 percent increase
in autism began in the 1990s, right after
more and more vaccines were added to the children's
vaccine schedules. Nor does he answer the
question of why, when mercury is chelated
out of the body, autistic
However, even once all mercury is removed,
vax will still contain:
• aluminum (associated with Alzheimer's
disease and seizures)
• formaldehyde (ebalming fluid, a carcinogenic
disinfectant labeled as hazardous waste in
the building industry)
• ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
• phenol (a disinfectant dye)
• benzethonium chloride (an antiseptic)
• ethylparaben (an antifungal preservative).
To add insult to injury, Fumento quotes the
recent "comprehensive" review by
the Institute of Medicine that 'proved' no
connection between thimerosal and autism.
That report has been shown to be a statistical
mill. Fumento also notes a Sept 2004 conclusion
in Pediatrics that clears thimerosal. But
the journal has published junk. For example,
Verstraeten Study - Pediatrics, November 2003:
This study has been the subject of considerable
criticism. It was released with much fanfare
and public relations "spin." Much
has been written exposing the study's methodological
problems, findings, and conclusions. Most
importantly however, the study did not compare
children who got thimerosal to those who did
not. Instead, its CDC-employed authors focused
primarily on a dose response gradient. Neat
trick that has been pulled in other vax studies.
Also, the World Health Organization has given
mercury "a clean bill of health."
Fumento doesn't mention that WHO is essentially
a wholly-owned subsidiary of big pharma. This,
of course, is one source of his 'conspiracy'
assertion, that anyone could even think that
multi billions of dollars could cause anyone
to skew data or issue false reports.
Let's put it this way, folks: The only reason
vax are still sold is because the corporations
who make them can't be sued when damage occurs.
Our wonderful government has seen to that.
Finally, no one, including Fumento, has explained
how mercury became included in vax years ago
in the first place, with apparently no studies
having been done on its safety?
See the vaccine page
See my post on autism/mercury/vax
on Huffington Post (scroll down--it begins
with: "Please, let this debate not begin
and end with mercury/autism...").
29 Jun '05 Article and followup editorial:
Alleged drug dealer robs his customers; and
Learning a lesson about fear
Learning a lesson from two-shoes about PC
A couple of 20-year-olds got robbed trying
to buy "drugs" (unspecified). The
paper now gets all told-you-so and self-righteous,
and see what can happen if you do drugs. Oh,
and these guys were lucky just to have been
robbed, when "They could have easily
woke up dead in a back alley..." Yada,
If you took the precentage of people getting
robbed this way out of all the drug deals
that go on, not only would it be infinitesimal,
but you stand a better chance of dying just
driving around, of enlisting in the military
to fight wars on false pretenses, and of getting
poisoned from the drugjunkfood sold at the
Food Court and the Whitney Field Mall.
And certainly, while no one's paying any attention,
we're all constantly getting much more seriously
ripped off by the war mongers who control
of the federal government and who rob us blind
via the military budget, crooked political
deals and corporate welfare.
So, as usual around the drug issue, this is
a poorly focused piece trying to make cases.
It also begs the question of whether the problem
is drugs, per se, or the problems attendant
to their illegality, which is an open 'invite'
for unsavory types to volunteer their services.
Wed, 29 Jun '05 Food page: Good taste:
Barbecue is America's quintessential food;
and (2) Sweet summer fruit brushcetta and
Good taste, recipes for weakening bodies and
No one wants to be a stick in the mud. But
yes, it is truly an American tradition to
sicken and kill ourselves with food. This
sort of orgy is smiled upon and encouraged,
but is in fact quite harmful; whereas a real
orgy would be good fun and exercise, but is,
of course, verboten.
The number and scope of such food orgies annually
across the country is staggering. Everything
from beer fests to spaghetti feeds. Few people
give it a second thought. But this is a form
of addiction and irresponsible behavior not
recognized as such. Then, after sufficienlty
poisoning themselves, folks dig deeply into
their pockets to donate money to disease research
to find the cure for the symptoms of their
The fiberless, acdiforming, mucoidforming,
gut clogging barbecue dead-animal orgy includes
pork shoulder, pork butt, beef brisket, pig
snout, spareribs, baby backs and whole hog.
Of course, everything is burned to carcinogenic
perfection and mopped with sauces to heighten
the deleterious effect. If you get a gander
at the "chefs" they're usually obese
pictures of ill health with big smiles on
The bruschetta is the quintessentially indigestible
combination of bread, butter, sugar, nuts
and fruit. It says this an idea for how to
use ripe, juicy picks from the summer harvest.
How about just eating fruit alone as it is
and allowing the body to glean the benefit?
It would be one thing if these orgies and
recipes were interspersed in an otherwise
healthy eating pattern in America. But when
you add them to the ongoing Standard American
Diet (SAD), a recipe itself for numerous trips
to Dr. Frankenstein for poison drugs and flu
shots, it's just insult to injury.
Tue, 28 Jun '05 S&E editorial:
Prescription for disaster
Missing the real disaster
This discusses the dangers of mistakes that
have come to light recently with drug prescriptions,
but begs the question of whether our reliance
on drugs is wise to begin with. That's the
issue no one raises. Drugs are a given. Does
a cultural mindset like this set the stage
for people to turn to their drug of choice,
whatever it might be?
Sun, 26 Jun '05 Article: Family turns
tragedy into fighting chance for others
Interesting twist from the usual fundraising
I've spoken many times about the uselessness
of most medical research and treatment. The
Premise covers most of the principles. In
this case, however, a family is raising "private
funding" for research led by a doctor
at Dana-Farber (which has long stood in the
way of a "cure" for cancer). This
research is aimed at methods "other than
The interesting thing is that a spokesperson
for the Jimmy Fund says,"...to get [federal
money] they must prove they are going in the
right direction." This is a euphemism
for "towing the official line of uselessness."
Whereas, private funding allows them to pursue
different avenues. Then once they prove something,
federal money would be forthcoming (apparently,
this hasn't happened yet). And the article
doesn't say what, or who, the guinea pigs
are for this research.
isn't it, that the feds won't allow them to
get to the unorthodox proving stage with "their"
money? Also, it's a very safe bet that whatever
might be discovered in the unorthodox line
is NOT allowed to be used in treatment, because,
of course, it's not approved by the FDA. Catch-22
anyone? It's a scenario very carefully controlled
in order not to threaten the pharmas and med
It's like world class retrovirologist Peter
Duesberg said of AIDS research: To get any
money, "...you practically have to write,
'I believe in HIV' across the top of the application."
Sun, 26 Jun '05 Article: Local newspaper,
colleges form anti-drug alliance
Noble--if they'd only see/admit what the worst
drug problem is
The S&E, Fitchburg State, and Mt Wachusett
Community College have formed an alliance
of "community leaders" and officials
to help fight the area's problem with drug
abuse and trafficking. As one might expect,
they refer to the nasty, low-down, criminal,
illegal-drug dealers, who, to a person, they
utterly revile with all the lily-white sheen
they can muster.
But nothing is [ever] said of the nasty, low-down,
criminal, legal-drug dealers, who are honored
community members (more on this below). Nor
is anything said about the societally condoned,
unstigmatized, 'passel' of drugs and drug-like
substances that, considered with legal drugs,
constitute a threat of much greater proportion
than the politically correct cause these leaders
are getting so much mileage out of. Indeed,
aspects of that 'passel' frequently appear
in the paper as admirable or cute or socially
engaging facts of community life.
As I've said before, the hypocrisy stinks
to heaven. However, to be fair, we have to
say it could be just a deadly lack of awareness.
But it's this writer's intention to make the
case publicly and privately as often as possible
until the facts are on the table. Then, either
something really good will happen, or it will
become apparent how deep the hypocrisy runs
(and it just may run like a weed deep into
the community, not just among official folk).
Please see for full article.
25 Jun '05 Article: New Dunkin' Donuts has
plenty of support in town
Yep, plenty of drug addicts and junkies to
keep up demand.
Oh boy, kids! Townsend, which already has
one DD (Druggin' Dispensary), might get two
drug outlets. "I think it'd be awesome,"
says one obliviated addict. "I live at
Dunkin' Donuts." Another addict is glad
he'd be able to get a coffee "as soon
as I get out the door" in the morning.
Drug poisoning is such great way to start
This is all cute stuff, you see. Legal drug
addiction, self-poisoning on a widespread
scale. That's OK, though--people have the
right--just like they do any other drug or
habit. What stinks to heaven is the grande,
politically correct hypocrisy of the goody-two-shoe
war on illegal drugs, which is nothing more
than the legal-drug-using majority stigmatizing
and abridging the freedoms of the illegal-drug-using
the case of hemp, of course, the propaganda
built up around that has been established
by corporate industries, such as paper and
cotton, who are threatened by hemp as a valuable
And the most significant difference between
the two categories of drugs?
Maybe things can be set up so folks can stop
fooling around and just mainline the sugar,
cowpus, and caffeine conglomeration. Of course,
they won't be able to do that with the intestinal-clogging,
nutrient depleting, liver stressing, adrenal
annoying, pancreas shocking agglomeration
of white flour, sugar, trans fat and fungus/toxins
called a donut. Those will still have to be
shoved into mouths as always.
behavior, though, along with a lot of similar
American dietary stupidity, has an upside.
The money raised from all the walks, runs,
rides, hops, skips and jumps for research
on all the diseases caused by this behavior--especially
the two major killers, heart disease and cancer--really
fattens up the wallets of doctors and CEOs
in the pharma and medical supply industries.
So, disease creates good economic growth.
Sat, 25 Jun '05 Headline: Animals
putting the 'wild' in wildlife.
Animals are smarter than humans, but humans
The subhead on this story nicely shows the
arrogance: "Deer entering store is latest
animal incursion into local populated area."
Not that humans are 'incurring' on animal
populated areas at all! No, the animals are
the ones. Our incessant expansion into wild
areas and disruption of natural rhythms is
just the price animals have to pay to get
such wonderful neighbors. And they should
Fri, 24 Jun "05 Picture feature:
Kids are given books to read for the summer.
Excellent. But the picture shows a 7-year-old
already wearing thick glasses. Yes, folks,
eye degradation, along with crooked and rotting
teeth, turned-over ankles, and dark circles
and bags under the eyes, are par for the course
in this autotoxifying, health-ignorant environment
the politicians and business community point
to with such pride.
Tue, 21 Jun '05 Article: Needle-exchange
program hits snag
and: S&E editorial: Keep program out of
Selfish, self-righteous, politically correct
hypocrisy hits the fan--again.
Ya, we can't have those dirty heroin addicts
around here. Fitchburg city councilors Ralph
Romano, Matthew Straight (gotta love the name),
and Stephen DiNatale, along with Mayor Mylott,
S&E editor Jeff McMenemy, and Sen Robert
Antonioni are all hiding behind the phony
outrage that the state is over-running local
authority by establishing needle exchange
programs where it sees fit. Communities must
have the choice, they say.
Really? Then where, do we imagine, in the
maelstrom of hypocrisy, would the program
be "allowed?" Not in my back yard!
Acceding to local authority is a death knell.
They know it, but won't say it.
Lepers must not threaten our upstanding appearances,
but must be "incarcerated," says
Straight, in order to be cured. Now, hospitalization
might help. Heck, it might even help the brainwashed
Conehead consumer sheeple out there, but where's
that dough coming from? And in his desperate
attempt to make cases, Straight says over-the-counter
needles are "the same thing" as
exchange. Only if a needle has to be turned
in to buy one.
Mr. Antonioni says clean needles work but
that over-the-counter needles may encourage
more drug use. Nonsense! They'll use whatever
needle is available--full of another's blood,
rusty, whatever, to get the fix. He also seems
to prefer HIV/AIDS over drug addiction. And,
he, like most politicians, doesn't seem to
have a clue that HIV
might not be the cause of AIDS.
One likely undercurrent is the potential the
unsightly might have for disturbing the burgeoning
Conehead consumer addictions so many worship
by making the area unattractive to upscale
Coneheads and their avaricious big-box and
chain dealers. Of course, the hypocrites in
comfort-zone with their legal-drug addictions,
including nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, sugar,
white flour, food chemicals, and dead pigs
and other animals. Addictions certainly are
central to our communities, as we plummet
headlong into our autotoxifying and self-devouring
growth and development policies.
And, especially, we can't behave compassionately,
even to prevent the spread of infection. The
S&E says needle-exchange and methadone
are "failed social experiments."
Admittedly, methadone is not the best approach,
but there's no doubt that clean needles, while
not the ideal solution, cannot help but ameliorate.
The hypocrisy of all this stinks to heaven:
a majority of addicts stigmatizing and shunning
a minority of addicts to project a 'proper'
self-image and avoid responsibility for their
fellows. Heaven forbid that the city, or area,
should become known for its compassion--not
if such a thing presents a threat to business.
20 Jun '05 Syndicated editorial: Ann Coulter:
Losing their heads over Guantanamo
The acrid, dissembling bitchwich is back.
Ann Coulter is the poster girl for media defense
of the ruthless elite. This time complaining
about the calls to close the "gulag"
at Guantanamo. Basically she says that uncharged
and unconvicted prisoners (savages, she calls
them), clapped in at the apparent whim of
the military or CIA, deserve to be tortured
(and killed) because they are suspects, and
to frighten other "terrorists" into
re-thinking their plans.
With her usual rhetorical twisting and clever
turns of phrase, she argues that Sen Joe Biden's
assertion that Gitmo puts Americans in jeopardy
due to the image it projects is backwards,
implying that jihadists will not be more angry,
but will think twice before trying to "kill
Americans" because they might "go
to a bad, scary place." As if they're
not already in that situation, being occupied
and hammered by America's military--not to
mention that Saddam was CIA's gift to Iraq
over wo decades ago.
worse, she tries to paint "Muslim extremists"
as media-ignorant, having no access to news,
or, at best, al-Jazeera, which, she implies,
lies more than American media. Extremists
are all murderers just "dying to slaughter
Americans." Her preferred method of dealing
with "extremists" is to kill them,
but complains that prison/Gitmo "is useless"
for that. Yet, thirty prisoners have died
in US custody.
she flatly contradicts herself by saying the
prisoners eat better than our soldiers, with
"Orange-glazed chicken, fresh fruit crepe,
steamed peas and mushrooms, and rice pilaf."
As if anyone could believe that. But, if they
are treated like that, what better incentive
to get caught?
How's this for honest journalism: ..."what
Amnesty International means by 'the gulag
of our time' is No Twinkie rewards for detainees!"
Here are a couple of good reports:
Are All Complicit
for general insight, which also includes evidence
of the elitist genocide the Iraq operation
is, read the two accounts in this article
by renowned Iraq reporter Dahr Jamail: World
Tribunal for Iraq, Culminating Session Testimony
Sun, 19 Jun '05 Article: High schools,
students' body clocks not in sync
Here you have the demon-spawn of health oblivion.
The kids--teens--have to get up too early
in the morning to get to school, because their
'body clocks' don't allow them to wake up.
Some people are buying into this. But it doesn't
seem that all factors are in the equation.
The doc (Millman from Brown Medical School)
thinks kids should sleep an hour later. The
reasoning is they need more sleep than adults.
He thinks there's a "Natural shift"
in "the" teen's clock that "makes
them want to stay up later and later."
Wow, I'm not sure it's not some other influence,
like all the crap on TV, the life-negative
fields generated by our wondrous artificial
environment, or body chemistries whacked out
by our poisonous way of life. Wonder what
would happen if he tried that logic on the
Pennsylvania Dutch, whose kids I'd bet, without
checking into it, are up pretty early.
No mention of whether EVERY teen experiences
this, and if not, why some kids' body clocks
may be out of sync with early rising and function.
No mention, either that adults also experience
morning drag. The solution, of course, is
to drink coffee--and that's just what a bunch
of Lunenburg kids do every AM--"plunk
down $2 for coffee, Coolattas, donuts."
This is sure to put them into endocrine and
The ill effects of these dietary habits don't
just wear off during the day, but linger.
Combine that with all the other crapfood kids
eat, including school lunch, supermarket packaged
foods, and add in the vaccine, drug and environmental
chemicals. That the doctor can say there's
a "natural shift" in the mass of
biochemically assaulted kids is questionable
at best. I don't remember these problems in
my high school years. And we walked to school
much more too.
But let's consider only the schedule and not
whether they're continuing down the path of
ill health. There's one kid that doesn't "wake
up until lunchtime" (!) Well, that settles
it--let's start school after lunch.
Sat, 18 Jun '05 Syndicated editorial:
Jay Ambrose: Downing Street memo proves nothing
The big bleeding hemorroid Jay is at it once
Trying desperately to save the sinking BushCo
oiltanker in whose slimy backwater he has
swum since 2000, Jay says the idea that Bush
lied us into the Iraq war is a "fantasy"
and that "stacks and stacks' of evidence
refute it. He offers not one stack, however.
Further, his rhetorical bullshit, goes the
DSM is an "itsy, bitsy thing" that
is even being misinterpreted.
Can you say SPIN? Can you say LIE? Like the
one Jay perpetuates about Saddam's association
with (gasp!) terrorists. He is also disingenuous
enough to make the sly implication that Saddam
was connected to 9/11 (of course, anyone with
the least savvy knows that BushCo had the
closest connection to that of any terrorist
IS NOT as important as breaking
9/11 truth, but for an in-depth analysis
of the DSM, go to afterdowningstreet.org
a by-the-way, here's a photo of an unfortunate
woman standing in the hole made by a plane
in one of the WTC towers. The point is, the
official 9/11 story says that a raging fuel
inferno weakened the support steel causing
the building collapse. Quite inferno-proof
Wed, 15 Jun '05 Syndicated editorial:
Dan Thomasson: Bush gives intelligence czar
Real power to play the elite's game
This article focuses on the contrived 'need'
to correct the 'intelligence failure' that
led to 9/11, as opposed to correcting the
intelligence success that was 9/11, and the
elite power and influence that planned and
orchestrated 9/11, and that uses terror the
same way the Mafia use the protection racket.
Syndicated editorial: Providence Journal:
We need CAFTA
The avaricious corporate earth-rapers need
it, not the people.
This bit of propaganda is full of holes. For
one thing, it rebukes labor criticism of CAFTA
by "questioning" how much of the
job hemorrhage overseas can be blamed on NAFTA.
It says this was plummeting well before NAFTA
came in, so it can't be to blame. Well, we
know what is: corporate greed--the same force
behind NAFTA that now drives CAFTA.
The argument is we just can't compete with
Third World labor where "workers earn
pennies an hour." Has NAFTA helped this?
Absolutely not, because the central banks
create and maintain the Third World for that
purpose, among others. Did NAFTA stop the
job hemorrhage here? Not a whit. The only
jobs it has created are sweatshop jobs, and
the only interests helped by these "free"
trade agreements are corporate ones.
The logic is that CAFTA is a way to "protect
our Latin neighbors" from the ravages
of "the Chinese juggernaut." When
really, it's designed to protect corporate
greed from same, to the detriment of labor,
environment and human rights.
Not mentioned in the piece is the environmental
devastation potentiated by these treaties.
If a country opposes some business venture
that is destructive or polluting, under NAFTA
it can face huge fines for obstructing trade.
Nothing will change with CAFTA, under which
huge "infrastructure developments"
are planned for Panama. There are also important
family, gender and way-of-life issues.
For more very good info, see Central
America Up in Arms over CAFTA
You Need to Know About CAFTA (PDF file)
13 Jun '05 Article: Cancer walk extra special
for local family
Even faith in the useless is sometimes comforting.
The family of a girl who got a brain tumor
at 18 months. Fortunately, it was an operable
kind and surgery removed the cerebellar mass.
Of course, part of the brain goes with it.
The girl goes regularly for MRIs, which say
she's cancer free--in the brain, that is,
but what about the rest of her? This exemplifies
the misunderstanding of cancer that it's usually
a systemic condition that localizes, and that
the tumor is not the disease, but a symptom
Still, one has to wonder how such a young
person got a brain tumor. One likelihood is
that she was exposed to some kind of negative
energy influence, such as electrical or electromagnetic
fields. Or maybe her brain got poisoned.
One thing is almost certain however; with
a walk done by family and friends in Boston,the
money raised for cancer research based on
surgery, chemo and radiation will end up in
a sinkhole of uselessness that will never
ascertain the cause, or any cure other than
The need for Departments of Pediatric Neurosurgery
at hospitals is also indicative of our society's
rampant ignorance about health and way of
life that results in poisoned and damaged
Mon, 13 Jun '05 Article: Raising men's
This one raises awareness a notch above deadly
There's so much nonsense here, it would take
a day to deal with it all. But "men's
health" in this piece centers mostly
around cancer, and also addresses STD and
HIV/AIDS. Generally, without giving much in
the way of wellness principles, other than
the age-old "diet and exercise"
yada, yada, the biggest advice is to keep
going to the doctor, who can tell you if you
have any problems. It fails to remind that
people walk out of the doc's office with a
clean bill of health, and proceed to drop
This is because docs look for "diseases,"
neglecting the all-important wellness principle
that, just because you don't show symptoms,
doesn't mean you're well. For example, the
language is revealing: "Older men are
also prey to colon cancer, which strikes both
sexes." You see, we are victims, we are
prey, and disease (suddenly) STRIKES.
This is patent BS, folks. Symptoms appear
usually after a period of time, and usually
as the result of ongoing toxification and
other fundamental imbalances. By the time
you get to Doctor Frankenstein for early detection,
you're way past the onset of illness. See
Premise For Discussion of Health Issues.
Sun, 12 Jun '05 Article: G8 finance
ministers forgive debt for world's poorest
Beware finance ministers bearing gifts.
This "generous" move is a cruel
hoax. The first thing to remember is that
the Third World is already a creation of the
central banks for the purpose of exploitation,
But rather than reinvent the wheel here, I
refer you to this excellent analysis by George
Monbiot. But first this preamble:
Bob Geldof and Bono have, as Monbiot says,
done a great deal of good on behalf of the
world's poor. However, it has still been 'compensation'
as opposed to 'solution' (much like veterans'
groups who compensate for government failing
our troops). And, as Monbiot reinforces, we
all need to understand, and speak out about
the fact, that the Third World is no accident,
but a creation of the central banks to begin
with. Nothing has changed.
No matter how much 'good' anyone does, it
buys no excuse for not being on point when
the chips are down or at the moment of crisis.
Geldof and Bono are seriously missing the
boat. I question whether they're innocently
ignorant, but Monbiot is a bit more forgiving:
Far from challenging the G8’s role
in Africa’s poverty, Geldof and Bono
are legitimising its power.
of the Powerful
by George Monbiot
Published in the Guardian 21 June
Sun, 12 Jun '05 Article: Heart association's
first diet book offers options for the weak
Meaning, to make people weak.
The ignorance of most doctors, and even dieticians,
about food and nutrition is no accident. They're
taught some nonsense in school, with a lot
of important stuff omitted. This is because
wellness is not a goal of the medical establishment,
but only a half dead condition they can ongoingly
manipulate with their noxious medicaments
and invasive procedures.
The 'weakness' they speak of is the mental
kind, usually lack of discipline, but sometimes
literally addiction/allergy. Two examples
from this in-the-box calorie plan for weight
loss will do: If you can't give up pizza,
the wisdom goes, "try eating two slices
instead of your regular three." Also,
instead of a cinnamon roll, eat a cinnamon-raisin
English muffin with 2 tsp light margarine.
From a calorie standpoint, it sounds reasonable.
Biochemically, however, it's major nonsense,
because calories are only one factor of many
that influence weight.
For example, it makes no difference to these
pundits if the person has a brain inflammation
that knocks the hell out of regulatory processes,
such as the satiety pathway. It makes no difference
if the foods over acidify the person, setting
them up for all kinds of problems.
It's usually the same problem with "diets"
targeted for a specific symptoms, such as
overweight. The goal of wellness is in the
ditch. Because, guess what folks? Skinny people
get sick too!
Fri, 10 Jun '05 Syndicated editorial:
Jay Ambrose: Amnest International: Another
Jay has out-Jaystered himself with this underhanded
Says the master of bullshit rhetoric, "If
you play the rhetorical game with rules as
loose as those used by Amnest International,
you can say this...--that it is analogous
to al Qaeda and that some of its spokesmen
will say anything to make the US appear evil,
just as Osama bin Laden would." Oh, what
a piece of rhetoric within rhetoric.
We're to believe that suddenly, for some unimaginable
reason, the acclaimed organization has decided
to pick on poor little America and make us
"look" evil. First of all, it's
a certain element of the US government that
is, in fact, evil (and that uses PR to gild
its own lily), not the whole country. So Jay,
making himself as ridiculous as he tries to
prove Amnesty is, overstates the case. Of
course, it is true that those who keep their
heads in the sand and refuse to examine the
facts, as presented by AI, for example, but
other groups as well, aid and abet the evil.
Secondly, Jay says Amnesty's comparison of
Gitmo to the Russian gulag is false, and that
abuse there (the blueprint for what has gone
on in Afghanistan and Iraq) is "few and
far between" (if we are to believe the
military's version, that is). But the comparison
to a gulag is valid in the sense of unjustified
incarceration under harsh conditions, which
is what Amnesty intended with it's analogy.
The excuse is that "most" of these
prisoners are "enemy combatants,"
yet no proof need be tendered to that effect.
It's just a claim made by officials who then
have the power to toss anyone in on a whim
and expose unconvicted people to classically
twisted prison-guard mentality.Sort of a shoot
'em all, sort 'em out later mentality.
With no legal requirements to restrain them
on collecting detainees, the BushCo criminals
can make it look like they're accomplishing
something. Further, the BushCo has refused
to allow UN human rights monitors to visit
The poster boy for "US good, everyone
else bad" neothink, also fails to mention
that 'terror' is largely under control of
the elite, and has been generously financed
by elite operatives, including with funds
from internationally laundered drug money,
as the BCCI scandal revealed. He mentions
Osama, but forgets to mention that he's a
CIA/ISI 'creation' who, as a number one wanted
man, was visited by CIA in a hospital without
being arrested (hope they brought flowers).
See, the elite NEED Osama and terror to demonize
in order to perpetuate the phony war on terror,
as pretext for violent interference and military
presence all over the planet. It's similar
to the game they play creating national enemies
(Third Reich, Soviet Union) in preparation
He fails also to report that Amnesty, who
he calls. "lockstep leftist and anti-US
biased" is not the only group to criticize
American military and intelligence behavior.
Well, if Amnesty is such, then Jayster is
lockstep neocon rightist who defends ruthlessness
and buys into the myth of major terrorism
independent of clandestine support/control.
He fails to mention strong US support for
vicious rulers like Pakistan's Musharraf or
even better, Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov
who boiled a couple of people alive, and recently
repression of a justified protest by businessmen
(called "Islamic terrorists"), wherein
at least 100 people died, with hundreds shot,
and whose investigation the US is blocking.
And there is the story of the Afghani taxi
driver who was beaten and tortured to death
unmercifully for having simply been in the
wrong place with his cab. For one thing, this
unconvicted man was hung from a ceiling and
his legs beaten until they would no longer
bend. SO, if that's your loved one, torture
events being "few and far between,"
even if true, gives little comfort.
The mad rhetorician says Amensty has gone
wacko, extremist, making all sorts of unsubstantiated
claims, like stories about secret prisons
around the world which torture people. But
there is something to that, in that "extraordinary
rendition" has been reported, whereby
prisoners are flown via "Air CIA"
to countries that practice torture more openly.
Finally, the last "unjustified"
Amnesty statement is that SecDef Rummy, along
with other top-ranking officials, ought to
be arrested and tried as war criminals by
other governments if they step outside US
borders. Well, this is so true, and Rummy's
already wanted in Germany--can't even go there.
Jay speaks in self-righteous terms about Amnesty
'trivializing some of the worst atrocities
of the 20th century' (Russian gulags), but
forgives, in passing, entire lie-scam atrocities
such as Vietnam and the Iraq debacle, two
war crimes perpetrated on false pretenses.
But that's OK, Jay, because, as we know from
your rants, war crime committed by the US
is forgivable, indeed noble, war crime.
Check out related story: Bush
Plays Politics with Guantánamo "Gulag"
Thu, 9 Jun '05 Syndicated editorial:
The sequel to the 9/11 commission
Ahhh, the second coat of whitewash.
In the spirit of the Warren and Tower Commissions,
the Kean 9/11 Commission produced a report
riddled with inconsistencies, omissions and
distortions. The commission has now reconstituted
itself in order to reinforce and perpetuate
the PR BS it produced first time around--still
trying to blame the FBI and intelligence in
general, neglecting the undercurrent of planning/complicity
by US officials and agencies.
But you wouldn't guess there's any questions
from this glowing bit of spin by the indefatigable
Scripps Howard. Here's a recent outing on
just one aspect, albeit majorly important,
the building collapses.
Also interesting is that SH says the commish
is "privately funded," but conveniently
doesn't say by whom. Bet that's an interesting
The best way to get the perspective is to
read David Ray Griffin's book: The 9/11 Commission
Report: Omissions and Distortions.
Tue, 7 Jun '05 Syndicated editorial:
A whole other kettle of fish
Talk about raping the oceans--for tuna, of
International fishing quotas have little to
do with protecting fish, and more to do with
the political pull of the commission that
purports to protect them. It's been doing
a good job, too, because, due to relentless
demand, tuna populations are threatened. A
bluefin "in Tokyo can fetch $50,000"
But voracious, selfish tuna eaters get their
due, because no food source is higher in mercury.
I hope every uncaring self-indulger croaks
a slow death-- a fitting sentence for the
crime of earth-rape.
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G. Tocci is a Holistic wellness consultant
and health writer dba Associated Health Services
in Leominster, Massachusetts.
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