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17 Aug '05 Article: Motorists paying through
And that's not the only way.
A truck carrying a foul mass of "cattle
parts" dumped some of its load on MA
Rte 140 when the driver stopped suddenly to
avoid hitting a goose. One motorist ran through
the mess, apparently permanently stinking
up her car, which she can't even get near
now, despite having it washed repeatedly.
The best part of this story is the revelation
that this mass of foul crap is considered
an "agricultural commodity" (the
load was headed for Baker Commodities of N.
Billerica, MA). If you know anything about
the dead-animal-for-food biz, you know that
such crap is put into huge 'rendering' vats
and cooked up to become food for cattle and
other farm animals. That's right, folks, the
corporate ag greedmongers feed the cattle's
shit, dead innards, and other extraneous parts
to animals you're going to eat--if you're
foolish enough to eat dead animals.
Hmmm, how about a nice yummy Porterhouse?
No, wait, or is the best part that the truck
driver, carrying a truckful of putrid animal
carnage, caused the mess by trying to avoid
the death of a single bird?
17 Aug '05 Article: Groton man arraigned for
fleeing scene of fatal crash.
He did a wrong thing, no doubt. But what about
With due respect to all concerned, I have
only a few questions. What was a 16-year-old
doing out after 1:00 AM on a Ninja motorcycle
probably sporting over 100 horsepower? What
was his now-grieving mother thinking? Did
he have a full license, and was he cleared
for night riding and for carrying a passenger?
Even if so, the bike was a 2005 model, suggesting
this was his first season riding it. Such
a situation demands restrictive rules. He
did crash into the car, after all, and may
have been flying.
I ask these questions, because our good paper,
the S&E, fails in its long story to report
on such obvious possibilities, perhaps preferring
instead the politically correct path of portraying
the indignance and grief of the dead boy's
family and friends, thus heaping all responsibility
on the evil driver who left the scene.
guessing, but perhaps the judge, who released
the driver without bail, to the consternation
of the dead boy's family and friends, did
ask these questions, the answers to which
prompted his decision?
Tue, 16 Aug '05 Article: Oh baby:
Infants among those caught up in 'no-fly'
You got it right: Homeland Security nailing
babies at airports and preventing boarding
because their names are "same or similar"
to lists of the govt's possible 'terrists.'
What more can be said...
Tue, 16 Aug '05 Article: Navy proposing
high-tech destroyer with long-range guns
Whoop-de-doo! Another improved death machine
for the profit margins of war.
Get your wallet out, America. This little
toy, called a DD(X), would cost a tidy $3.3
billion (subsequent ones would be "cheaper,"
says the Navy. The driving force behind this
proposal: Navy ego, which wants a bigger role
in inland wars.
This story is so full of human ignorance,
there's no place to start. But how about this:
A proposal to reactivate two WW II-era battleships,
USSs Iowa and Wisconsin, because "their
ability to bombard targets inland with their
massive 16-inch guns is unmatched in the fleet."
Oh really? Then why were they put to rest.
This asinine proposal has met resistance,
not because of the underlying insanity of
the whole process of more death-dealing, but
because Navy officials say they don't want
them, and there are Congressional proposals
to turn them into museums. Should we laff
The old tubs just don't have the chutzpa either,
being able only to shoot unguided shells 30
miles carrying 1900 pounds of high explosives.
But the new Mama would have 155 mm guns that
fire rocket-propelled rounds that can hit
68 miles, with a projected 96. No estimate
given of the cost of each of those 'rounds.'
Another dose of ignorance: The Navy has reduced
the requested number from 16-24 down to 8-12.
This has "prompted fears that the military
won't give shipyards enough work and force
one to close..." Let's shoot ourselves
repeatedly to keep the surgeons busy.
But it's the hi-tech jazz that has the Navy
jazzing its undies: Talk about an "electromagnetic
rail gun, possibly available by 2020, that
can hit targets 350 miles away." Yowzaa
man! And the DD(X) will be a highly automated
stealth machine as difficult to detect as
an attack submarine, and able "to pick
out targets from along crowded coastlines,"
and need only a small crew.
Mon, 15 Aug '05 Article: Bush will
bike with Armstrong
Bush bikes for PR, ignores grieving mother
standing in ditch.
For his part, Lance will suck up to the little
Bush, saying Dubya's all business on the bike.
Lance says he's not taking political sides,
but is against the Iraq war and thinks the
money would be better spent on cancer. Well,
that's some fancy fence-sitting; but then
Lance is used to sitting on a narrow support.
Maybe he'll call up his buddy and get him
to talk to Cindy Sheehan. NOT!
Sat, 13 Aug '05 Editorial letter:
Robert G. Schoenberger, Unitil CEO: Explaining
the high cost of energy
Partially explaining the situation
submitted editorial response, which
was not run—surprise!
Fri, 12 Aug '05 Article: Five years
in prison for WorldCom ex-CFO
A criminal who should be hung by the scrotum,
worms out with his testimony.
Scott Sullivan gets 5 years for participating
in a scam that cost investors billions and
tens of thousands of employees their jobs.
Sentence was lenient because he testified
against the the company's CEO, and because
his wife is diabetic and unable to care for
their 4-year-old. What crap!
Smoke Mother Nature, and you could get life.
Steal a loaf of bread, 20 years. Justice in
A much better approach would be to threaten
him with life unless he testified, then give
10 Aug '05 Article: Iranian dissident says
Tehran is capable of enriching uranium to
propaganda piece to prepare minds for a BushCo
attack on Iran mediated by its Zionazi controllers
on behalf of the State of Rothschild (Israel).
Some anonymous "dissident" is putting
the bad mouth on Iran ("sources within
the Tehran regime"). The claims could
not be 'independently verified.' Who knows,
the story could be made up to keep the tension
This whole issue is such BS it's beyond belief.
Fundamentally, it arises because nuclear power,
the pursuit of the insane mind, is a given.
Were sanity to rule, no more nuke power plants
would be allowed--until the waste problem
is solved (and not by making munitions out
of it to turn into dust in phony wars). This
would preclude anyone processing such material
at all, and so the weapons question would
disappear. Problem solved, world that much
What should be getting worked on, instead
of hassling Iran, is the dismantling of all
current nuke weapons on the planet once and
for all. All nations then chip in to send
the crap into the sun. The many trillions
of dollars stolen from the world's people
over the centuries by the elite cabal could
be used to finance this.
Wed, 10 Aug '05 Article: EPA proposes
new radiation exposure limits
Yes, folks, the insane people who inhabit
the nuke power and weapons industry are lookin'
out for you.
Here are some new radiation-exposure rules
designed to satisfy a court ruling that would
have scuttled the planned Yucca Mountain (Nevada)
nuclear waste dump. The former EPA rules didn't
address exposure limits after 10,00 years.
Now we're all set from there to a million
years, because the new standard increases
allowable exposure from an "additional"
15 millirems annual up to 10,000 years, and
then 350 annual after 10,000 years. Of course,
the half life of the stuff is 4.5 billion
Here's a great note, the radiation will leak
from buried waste "through groundwater
or other sources." Wonderful. And the
good part is, the 80,000 tons of current waste
waiting to go there is only the beginning
of the nuke waste stream.
Now, of course, what we need are more nuke
power plants to meet our energy "needs"
and more nuke weapons to meet our defense
I say again, pro nuke people, power or weapons,
are insane--literally right out of their pinprick
minds. Well, we probably won't have to worry
about the radiation, because the real question
is, at the rate we're degrading our source
of life, will we be here even a 100 more years?
Wed, 10 Aug '05 Two adjacent articles:
WorldCom official sentenced AND Inmate escapes
courthouse after shooting
We sometimes get unintended compare and contrast.
The WorldCom guy, former director of general
accounting "Buddy" Yates, was fudging
books (under orders from superiors) in the
$11 billion fraud that bankrupted the company.
After three years of expensive litigation
following his guilty plea, Buddy gets a whole
year plus one day in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Naughty Buddy, naughty!
In the other story, a wife shot up the place
as hubby was being moved from a courthouse
to a transport vehicle. George Hyatte, who
was handcuffed and foot-shackled still got
away! He was doing 35 years for aggravated
robbery and aggravated assault.
Granted Hyatte may be a nasty guy, but there's
just something that doesn't sit right with
me when I compare the sentences the two men
Mon, 8 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: Shuttle orbiting stem cells
Actually not a bad piece--for SH.
Here they compare the uselessness of the manned
shuttle to embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Though
manned flight is dramatic and we can squirt
our undies over the 'heroes,' "There's
little the shuttle can do that unmanned spaceships
cannot." Even I might argue that point,
but they also beg the question of whether
we should waste so many resources in space
at all when we can't feed the hungry, minister
to the sick and homeless here on the ground,
and stop the accelerating corporate devastation
of our source of life.
ESCs have demonstrated no use whatsoever,
says SH, and there are far superior alternatives,
namely adult stem cells (ASCs) which have
demonstrable benefit. ESCs, like the shuttle,
serve only individual reputations and monster
Recently Bill Frist broke with Dubya on ESCs.
SH gets downright feisty on this saying that
we're told we should listen to Frist because
of his rank and that he is a physician. The
latter, says SH, "Makes him as much a
specialist on stem cells as a plumber is on
aquatic chemistry." RADICAL! You go,
The trouble here is that SH instead comes
up on the side of ASCs, saying that they're
used in more than 250 current human trials
and are being applied to "80 different
diseases." Therein lie several rubs,
not the least of which is that there are no
specific diseases. For further reading on
this, see Premise
for Discusion of Health Issues, and Meaningful
Health Care Reform.
The short of it is, too, if it weren't for
the existence and domination of flawed medical
dogma, the need for disease research of all
kinds would be greatly diminished.
Sun, 7 Aug '05 Article: King Tut exhibit
draws huge crowds
All I'm going to say is, ain't it grand that
people support those who clean up bigtime
on hi-tech grave robbing and defiling of human
Sun, 7 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial:
Ann McFeatters: Housing boom may be going
There's no place else it can go.
I don't have time to analyze this one, which
is not a bad piece if incomplete. But I jst
wanted to quote a quote Ann includes from
the Economist that hits the nail on the head:
Everywhere you look in modern America, in
the Hollywood Hills or the canyons of Wall
Street, in the Nashville recording studios
or the clapboard houses of Cambridge, Mass.,
you see elites mastering the art of perpetuating
themselves. Americs is increasingly looking
like imperial Britain, with dynastic ties
proliferating, social circles interlocking,
mechanisms of social exclusion strengthening
and a gap widening between the people who
make decisions and shape the culture and the
vast majority of ordinary working stiffs."
Halleluja! Amen, brother.
Sun, 7 Aug '05 S&E editorial:
Move drug center out of Cleghorn
OK, I'll say it: this pompous-ass attitude
really pisses me off.
The lily-white, goody-two-shoe, other-drug
addicted hypocrites have their shorts in a
twist over the sherrif's dept move to remove
corrections officers from a substance-abuse
treatment and education center. They're afraid
there might be more crime there.
Highly unlikely, but if there were, could
it be any worse than the crime which is this
self-righteous, not-in-my-yard state of mind?
But hey, these politically correct bandwagoneers
shouldn't complain, even on their own terms.
If crime does arise there, they can get their
rocks off when the boys in blue go in and
kick some drug-bum butt.
some info on Drug
Fri, 5 Aug '05 Article: Trial
begins for gold producer on toxin dumping
C'mon! Why pick on a company just trying to
make a living?
Boy, you'd think a little pollution will killya.
How can a simple, poor gold miner expect to
squeak by every year if he can't dump his
waste in the bay of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia?
This is an American company, after all, and
those darkies over there can afford to eat
a little heavy metal tox--keeps 'em grounded
better, and they can dive deeper.
Here's a great line: "Mining analysts
say a guilty verdict could scare off multinational
companies already anxious over the country's
legal uncertainties, rising costs, and excessive
red tape." Does that say it all about
how the multies operate or what?
But this is great news. Pray for positive
outcome. Seems like Indo has come a long way,
baby, since the Suharto days, where Kissinger/Ford
made a deal to let Freeport Mc-Mo-Ran, another
US (Kissinger-invested) mining outfit, similarly
rape the place in exchange for turning backs
while Suharto mowed down 300,000 East Timorese
with American-supplied weapons.
Fri, 5 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: Oil industry's shameless profits
And they're not the only ones.
In castigating obscene oil revenue ranging
from 29 to 51 percent increases in second-quarter
earnings, while cleverly modulating the obvious
'conspiracy' with a suggestion of incompetence,
Scripps Howard is here putting on its "we're
for honesty and the people" face. To
blame they say are the "See No Evil Policymakers
of this oil-friendly administration..."
"Oil-friendly" you might have to
say is a bit of an understatement.
Also to blame are the "Snooze-and-Lose
Democratic Minority..." as if Dems are
not also servants of elite power.
To its credit, however SH notes the mainstream
media silence/downplay on this profit orgy.
But SH itself is no less to blame for its
wussy, shallow reporting all along, and as
one that backed the Iraq genocide.
Others who register shameless profits also
are 'defense' and pharma industries. One steals
taxpayer money, the other our very health.
OilCo is bad, for sure, but people like to
scapegoat it. While mentioning conservation
as the solution, SH essentially fails to lay
blame where it firmly rests: the selfish desire
for cheap fuel in order to pursue our oblivious,
earth-destructive Conehead Consumer American
Way of Life.
4 Aug '05 Article: Pedaling every mile in
the pursuit of a cure for cancer
Were good people ever more badly used?
While the riders in the Pan-Mass Challenge
for the Jimmy Fund have their hearts in the
right place, they're putting their money in
the wrong one. The cancer industry is just
that, and there's much more money in research
and half-baked treatments than in any cure
which might be found. Because it is based
on flawed medical dogma, most conventional
cancer research is not only useless, but stands
in the way of progress.
But how do you tell folks this when there's
all this emotion involved--the health-unaware
family of the boy they're riding for is naturally
inspired by, and immensely grateful for the
dedication of the health-unaware riders. It's
all about the great feeling of being "on
a team." This is the 'hook' used by the
profiteering corporations, research orgs,
and event organizers to, well, hook people.
Unfortunately, the team is being duped.
As they say, in a bit of inadvertent truth,
"The dedication that we put into this
event is not even close to what is needed
in the pursuit of a cancer-free society, but
we're doing what we can."
True. What is needed in that pursuit is something
completely different and unconsidered by these
good folk: an understanding of how we're bringing
this epidemic upon ourselves, with the skillful
help of the corporate medical establishment,
whose financial health depends upon people
being sick, and who will not speak out against
its brothers, the chemical, agricultural,
pesticide, plastics, petroleum, and processed-food
industries. Thus, no cure will be forthcoming
from such research, but only the eternal carrot
of promise to keep the lucrative wheels of
Since most cancer, like most symptomology,
is significantly facilitated by environmental
(inner and outer) toxicity, it makes perfect
sense to Dr Frankenstein to add more toxic
stuff (chemotherapy) for treatment, or to
cut and burn the symptoms of poisoning. People
who recover this way do so in spite of such
treatment, not because of it (it is, admittedly,
not a cure). Medicine regards tumors and cancer
cells, which are symptoms of disease, as the
Whereas the much saner approach is to detox
the person and his close environment, restore
a strong digestive tract, and provide outstanding
nourishment. Oh, my god it's all too simplistic,
and doesn't cost $millions. Can't be worth
a rat's ass. That's not what JFK's personal
physician, Cambridge Doctor Armao Brusch said,
however, who cured thousands of cancer cases,
including his own colon cancer, with a Native
American herbal formula.
In this case, it's an 8-year-old boy with
leukemia. A study in England showed that kids
who live near gas stations have a 4X higher
rate than kids living elsewhere. Of course,
as we speak, BushCo is attempting to protect
petroleum companies from any lawsuits that
might arise from the poison gasoline ingredient
The again, maybe
the lad got some rocket fuel in his salad.
It's a wonderful life--if we'd only wake up
Thu, 4 Aug '05 Article: Sherrif killed
Not funny, but a riot anyway.
This story reveals how they handle politics
south of the Mason-Dixon. One DeKalb County
(GA) sherrif (white) calls for a hit on the
sherrif (black) elected to replace him :-)
The guy got shot 16 times right in front of
his house. Apparently, they expect to get
away with this stuff--must be living in the
Old South of 150 years ago?
The dead sherrif's wife comes out during the
911 emergency call and says, "If Sydney
(Dorsey, mad incumbent) did something to my
husband, I'm going to kill him."
Somehow, though, they've got the sherrif put
away, but haven't been able to nail the triggermen!?
Two who were accused have been acquitted at
the state level (but still face federal charges).
This apparently happened when two other men
were granted immunity by local prosecutors
(apparently to nail the sherrif) and fingered
the first two. The latter two are the real
triggermen says the defense lawyer of the
Oh! Ye stunning wheels of Justice!
Wed, 3 Aug '05 Article: Official:
US mail may deploy meds in event of pandemic
Yeah, baby! Create the threat, then hone the
This creative thinking from Mike Leavitt secretary
of HHS. This, of course, is the preliminary
propaganda to get everyone keyed up over the
'potential' epidemic. It's clear, he says,
that the system of delivering medicines in
the US is inadequate in the event of an emergency
(this would be a flu pandemic or a bioterrorism
attack). What crap.
Here's the best part: He said it was "in
some ways an absolute certainty that a flu
pandemic would occur. If it happens anywhere,
then there's risk everywhere." Hmmm,
what marvelous prognostication. Officials
have been promoting this flu since the first
couple of chickens were said to have it. So,
all the satanic elite genocidists have to
do is get
the ball rolling anywhere, and then rake
in the profits on vaccines and Tamiflu, an
antiviral medication already in place to protect
us against the surprise epidemic.
They win either way--if people don't get sick,
the drugs will be credited. If they do get
sick, well, what can you say about this evil
virus that has already sickened a whole 109
people since 2004, and killed 55.
But wait, how are people going to administer
vaccines to themselves? Mail packets with
syringes in them? Well, there may not be enough
fluvax, so maybe he means just the chemotherapy
drug to be used after everyone gets sick that
will further poison the already poisoned American
public, who, if they are gullible enough to
swallow this propaganda, will get what they
Why might there be insufficient vaccines?
Because production capacity can't meet the
combinative demand of pandemic flu and the
plain old ordinary "annual" flu.
NO mention of the fact the VAX is no way to
stop the flu sypmtoms4.html.
The real question is, will the bureaucrats
in gov't and public health invoke the emergency
power to arrest and quarantine anyone who
refuses to be assimilated into the program?
It's possible. Get ready to be herded.
These insane elite operatives are even entertaining
the idea of using firehouses as distribution
points. Can you imagine that scene--a bunch
of crazed, fearful sheeple jamming the street
and descending on the place while a fire breaks
out? You can't say these vampires don't have
a sense of humor as they suck our blood.
Tue, 2 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial:
Hilary Cosell: Writer remembers Westmoreland
Soft spot in heart and brain for mass murderer.
Despite Cosell's (daughter of Howard) assertion
that this recap of an interview she and Howard
did with old Bill "...is not an apologia
for General Westmoreland, for the lies he
told the American poeple, for the huge part
he played in that tragic, pointless war. Nor
it is (sic) a simpleminded observation that
everyone is a 'nice person when you get to
know them a little,'" these are the impressions
one is left with after reading.
She says : "Westmoreland was not a demon
with blood all over his hands, but was a quiet,
friendly old man." Right, and so are
most elite servants retired in comfort. This
mass murderer and war criminal was simply
never prosecuted, because the US was never
prosecuted but should have been, in the way
the Nazis were. If we applied the same standards
to ourselves that were applied for political
expediency to Saddam Hussein, the US military
arsenal would have been reduced to peashooters
Here's a real beaut: "If you looked carefully
into his eyes, you could see the bodies of
our missing, wounded and dead still lying
there." Oh PLEASE spare us this maudlin
crap. Say, were there any of the couple of
million people we killed still lying around
in there? Was it not he who ordered 3,630
B-52 unjustifiable night bombing runs on Cambodia
(about the size of Missouri) in 14 months?
And whose decision/responsibility was it to
poison the entire region with Agent Orange?
Cosell also fails to consider that not only
was Vietnam tragic and pointless, but so are
all wars, which are contrived into existence
by those who profit from them and consolidate
power by them. Good examples are WW 1, WW
2, the Cold War, Kosovo, Afhganistan, and
In each case military commanders follow, unquestioningly
or knowingly (Wesley Clark, for example),
war plans that simply murdered people for
financial, power, and political motives. It's
just that Vietnam was widely exposed publicly
for the scam it was, while the others have
not been--yet. Which is why people still wax
fondly over The Big One, because we went out
and kicked "evil's" ass.
The truth is that "we," as part
of a huge international cartel, first coddled
evil's ass before we kicked it. The group
planned and financed the war all the way from
1919, and put Hitler (a Rothschild Jew) in
place (who then proceeded to burn down his
own parliament building and blame in on "polish
terrorists"). Sound familiar, 9/11?
Mon, 1 Aug '05 Article: Material hanging
from Discovery's body has NASA scrambling
When will we 'discover' sane priorities.
Oh, it's 'fascinating' to 'see what's out
there.' It's just that moments like these
demonstrate how a 'two-dollar' part, or some
faulty component can send hundreds of millions
of dollars up into smoke in what is really
an unnecessary pursuit at this point. Especially
when we can't take care of our veterans, feed
the world's children, or clean up the massive
industrial/military pollution killing us all.
The shuttle Columbia broke apart on re-entry
on Feb 1. 2003. Loose insulation foam from
the fuel tank struck the wing heat shield
at launch 16 days before, causing a hole that
allowed superheated gases to penetrate and
destroy the shuttle when it descended into
NASA spent 2 1/2 years and $1 billion on safety
upgrades after Columbia. Now videos show loose
tank foam at Discovery's launch last week.
And the better we get at traveling up there,
the better able will the military be to realize
its sick dream of space-based weaponry.
Not to mention that the space program, like
most hi-tech pursuits, is poisoning us. The
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed
in 2003 that there are alarming levels of
fuel pollutants in the nation's supply of
lettuce. And of course it's reaching the
water supply as well.
what the hey, it's all good business, right?
28 Jul '05 Article: Antonioni to bike part
of Pan-Mass. Challenge
good MA state senator prefers political mileage
to travel on the road to genuine
This bicycle ride raises money for the Dana
Farber Jimmy Fund, which sends money down
the useless sink-hole of medical cancer research,
and into the pockets of corporate mavens and
"scientists" floundering in their
hi-tech dogma brainwash.
Senator Antonioni should, and probably does,
know better, but apparently prefers to peddle
his butt on Beacon Hill, pedal his bicycle
for a photo op political maneuver, and play
along with the Big Lie: Cancer research is
a noble pursuit; and the Big Coverup: Conventional
research, based on a flawed concept (namely,
that the cancer tumor is the disease, as opposed
to a symptom of a wider condition), is set
up to fail.
The great news for Doc Frankenstein is that
even if he gets the symptom to go away with
his exquisite poisons, his sharp knives, and
his cancer-causing radiation, he hasn't made
you well, and so the medical system is assured
of seeing you later on for the next so-called
disease and the next round of profit.
Tue, 26 Jul '05 Article: Phones dial
up kids' interest
The utmost hypocrisy and yet another serious
threat to kids in the Conehead-consumer society.
The kids are all excited about the new Firefly
mobile phone--a device aimed insidiously at
kids that will bathe young brains in microwave
radiation, to which kids are exponentially
more susceptible than adults. And, of course,
the newspaper and most parents are excited
with them. But all researchers who warn against
dangers of microwave note the increased
susceptibility of kids, due to their lack
of complete physical development.
But we're all awash in ever-increasing amounts
of this radiation from all directions, including
the towers. So microwave is a threat to
everyone. And I won't even get into the mind-control
An overweight, bespectacled kid showing allergy
puffiness around the eyes, happily holds up
her brain burner, declaring that she is "addicted"
to two games she can play on the phone, which
her apparently health-oblivious parents got
for her so they can stay in "constant
contact" when they're at work and she's
at school. Yikes A'mighty. How amazing is
it that concern for kids' well being can be
The contact and emergency issues are the "positive"
values for many people in getting these phones
for kids. If use were absolutely restricted
to such applications, one might excuse it,
but kids will want to ge well beyond that.
I wonder how positive parents will feel when
the kid ends up with a brain tumor.
Mon, 25 Jul '05 Article: New Target
hits the mark
Oblivious ignorance of the global impact of
Conehead consumerism on slave labor and Earth
Ooooh! Everyone, including the corporate-pandering
Sentinel & Enterprise, is all a-twitter
about the orgy of consumables in the new Target
store aisles. Americans seeking emotional
fulfillment by spending can shop happily for
price and be happily oblivious that they support
child and adult sweat shops and keep inflating
the trade deficit, in order to get those "cheap
The true cost of items in these obscene retail
outlets is kept neatly out of sight.
And people can also happily ignore the pre-consumer/post
consumer waste stream we are burying ourselves
Worse, this story repeats the tired old lie
that such retail biz, with its mostly menial
jobs, boosts local economy. The main way such
low-paying jobs improve quality of life is
as a basis for going into debt to satisfy
the Conehead hunger for stuff people can't
"We needed another store," says
one sheeple, because people were going out
of town to shop and spending their money elsewhere.
Another says "the commerce and the extra
jobs" will benefit the area. Brainwashed.
The same pundit said this was "well over
due," and that it's good to see the area
grow as much as it has.
How misinformed can you get? How can anyone
believe that much of the money hauled in by
these big boxes stays around here? It's a
pittance, and belief in that pittance is testimony
to the effectiveness of corporate propaganda.
Come on, people, we have to get past the idiot/lemming
stage if human society is to survive and thrive.
Mon, 25 Jul '05 Article: Nurses at
Payed well, but overworked/understaffed.
It's such a funny thing. Doctors turn into
millionaires. Medical supply and medtech industries
flourish. Pharmas turn into trillion-dollar
money machines. Somehow, all this cash escapes
the hospital scene, where people are overworked,
rather than money being spent on sufficient
There's plenty of money being made overall
in the system. To make things work for everyone,
however, overall revenues being scooped in
by the greedmongers would have to be shared
more equitably in the system. Fat chance of
that, of course.
The nurses have legitimate complaints of being
overworked. But they do have a union and are
payed well. However, one nurse said that if
demanded overtime is refused, one's license
can be pulled. How fascistically brutal and
outrageous is that?Such retribution should
be a serious illegal offense.
Now consider the rest of hospital staff--janitorial
and tech staff. Without a union, these folks
are swinging in the breeze of administration
whim. Administrators, who are much better
payed than nurses, and who are charged with
keeping expenses down, take it out on the
staff. The support staff people don't get
raises commensurate with inflation/cost of
living increases. Some administrations, Health
Alliance included, rely increasingly on people
desperate for work and/or living check to
check, threatening them with being fired if
they protest too loudly.
Even though there is pay involved, one could
call this indentured servitude without too
But the bottom line, once again, is that the
entire system of conventional "health"
care is corporately corrupt from the top down,
motivated by profit, not the desire for wellness.
In fact, illness is preferable to wellness--no
real money in the latter.
The question arises: Of what interest is widespread
wellness to an industry whose financial health
depends upon widespread illness? If we had
genuine health care
reform, resulting in a healthier population,
fewer sick people would mean much less demand
on facilites and stress on staff.
22 Jul '05
Article: City council candidate condemns bombings
Muslim American as deceived as most Americans.
Hours before the second London bombing on
7/20, Fitchburg (MA) City Council candidate
Bashir Mehmud spoke out against bombings.
Not to be too cynical, but what could one
expect from a Muslim American running for
Anyway, he's happy and proud to be an American,
and has the trappings to prove it--"crisp
American flag" posted next to his front
door, and various flag stickers on his car.
Gee, all the signs of a cell-based terrorist--just
He says the right things, i.e., that Islam
does not glorify suicide attacks, and that
this behavior is a disgrace. It seems little
does he know he's in the belly of the beast
that works to disgrace his religion: Terrorism
is a tool of the elite--created and fomented
by them (like wars), and designed to discredit
Islam and set the tension.
Already the Internet is alive with info that
the London bombings were staged for effect--just
And, as if to prove this, on the same day
in the paper is an article: House votes to
extend Patriot Act. There's the protection
racket in a nutshell, folks! Of course the
sheeple see it as the 'proper response' to
the terror threat. But the media, rather than
expose the fraud, goes along with it. It sells
the propaganda that Patriot and anti-terror
initiatives have averted attacks on our soil,
but the THREAT has not receded... yada yada
yada, so says House Judiciary Committee Chairman
Elite Operative James Sensenbrenner.
Baby, do they love that THREAT out there--a
perfect example of the elite tactic of fear-based
mind control working under the Problem/Reaction/Solution
M-O. It appears in different clothes,
such as the corporate/banking creations known
as the Third Reich and USSR and the production
of illness. But it's the same crowd of Old
Boys behind the scenes creating the chaos
and being on both sides of political conflicts.
The truth is, we're so vulnurable to an attack
it's pathetic (the Southern border is a sieve,
for one thing). And the main reason there's
been no more attacks here is that the elite
are saving the big one. Others who facilitated
the criminal attack on Iraq, such as Spain
and England, must have their day, just to
spread out the load and make it look good.
Thu, 21 Jul '05 S&E editorial:
Solving the energy crisis begins at home
Praise for the better-late-than-never Leominster
(MA) Mayor Dean Mazzarella (who I affectionately
call 'Mozzarella'--Leominster's Big Cheese
:-) for proposing windmills--hopefully not
for tilting at.
Common sense, vision, imagination, knowledge,
savvy, concern for Mother Earth--none of these
things seem to have played a role in this
proposal, according to this editorial. What
is the motivation for what we should have
seen a decade ago easily? "Oil and gas
prices are soaring," and this will make
"hostages" out of city and school
officials. Geez, what noble motivation.
The funny part of this piece is the self-righteous
position assumed by the paper: "Some
officials say it is simply too hard or too
expensive to switch to alternative fuels.
We say enough is enough. We've been hearing
these same excuses for 20 to 30 years..."
WHAT? I've been reading this rag for at least
that long, and have never seen the paper champion
this cause--especially when you compare this
to the extensive wailing the paper recently
did over the politically correct street-drug
issue. Enough may be enough for the S&E,
but political mileage is political mileage
True, the paper did make a half-hearted plea
for alternative energy as the good folk of
Fitchburg, with the help of their Mayor Mylott,
scuttled an attempt to make a 'wind farm'
in that city. But that's been it. Otherwise,
the paper has backed every major energy-stupid
development the planning boards could come
up with, and has been completely dumb on the
energy issue--until prices disturbed the
the paper was at the public hearing on the
very Wal-Mart/Rte 117 development where I
stood before the planning board calling attention
to this--3 years ago. I might point out, the
paper failed to report on this
issue at the time. John Souza, the big chairman,
had the temerity to shut me up. Why? Energy
was just not a legitimate issue for the "planning"
board, and/or the development would have minimal
impact on energy consumption, anyway, he said.
The real reason Mr Souza and no other official
wanted to yank their heads out of the sand
on the energy issue--too much political/economic
weight riding on the deal.
who is "we?" Who writes these editorials?
Presumably, the editor, maybe the publisher,
perhaps both. Asa Cole has been around for
a long time, but editor McMenemy is a relatively
new addition. So, if he wrote this one, perhaps
there is an 'editorial we' in a way similar
to the 'royal we,' because he certainly has
no claim to "20 to 30 years."
Smartest statement in the piece: Mass Gov
and Bush Admin need to get with the program
and provide tax breaks.
Dumbest statement in the piece: Nuclear power
should be put back on the table.
21 Jul '05
Headline: Target store gives a sneak preview
Gee, a pilot "shopping session,"
or, how to prepare to worsen the trade deficit,
enslave foreign labor, pollute the planet,
waste energy, and magnify the waste stream.
Tom Perkins, Target representative is quoted
as saying a lot of people are very excited
to see this store open (Orchard Hill Park
in Leominster)--"even at the mayor's
office." Even? The mayor has championed
this nonsense. Not that there are not necessary
items in such a store, but way too much is
The privileged few who got to experience the
Conehead glitter even got store maps and carts
to push around. And one highlight was something
new: scaled-down Starbucks and Pizza Hut locations
"stationed by the registers." So,
not only can one come away with all kinds
of landfill-bound consumer drivel, but he
can nicely poison himself with drugs and processed
food before or after the shopping orgy.
Ah, the sheeple are so well led. Can we be
any more 'lemmingly' stupid?
Wed, 20 Jul '05
Article: Study: Cost of health care rising
at 4 times the rate of inflation
Well which one are they lying about?
The government tells us there is no inflation,
or very low inflation. This is, of course
a huge lie. So, the rising cost of health
care, while significant, may not be 4 times
that of inflation.
Secondly, we discover that the title is misleading,
because it's the cost of insurance that has
gone up, which is, strictly speaking, different
from the cost of health care itself. But let's
be generous and say that insurance costs are
in direct proportion to actual medical costs.
The symptom is, we don't have genuine health
care, but corporate disease management, within
a system controlled by the avaricious pharmas
and medical supply industries. Conventional
medical philosophy and its system of illness
perpetuation underlies the issue of cost.
We now have WHO/Codex Alimentarius breathing
down our necks (PRAY that CAFTA does not pass)
that could spell disaster for health and health
I've attempted repeatedly to get the paper
to deal with this. It refused to run my piece
on meaningful health care reform:
I submitted a piece on "alternative"
medicine 2 months ago which has still not
been run. But I don't think my words alone,
even if printed, can carry the issue forward--for
one thing because the paper cannot run articles
frequently by the same person. I've tried
for years to get a health column to no avail.
Thus, this subject needs the attention and
support of public servants to get repeated
We're wallowing around in the mud and complaining
about getting dirty, instead of getting out
and rinsing ourselves off.
Mon, 18 Jul '05 Article: 'Power'ful
motivation: Leominster mayor says he is considering
wind power for the city
sleeping giant awakes--is it soon enough?
After ten or so years of writing about this
stuff to the paper and the mayor, it's gratifying
to see some attention finally being payed
to this issue. Up to now, it's been kissing
the ass of every developer who wants to shower
us with energy-intensive development--"upscale
retail" condos, more roads, and traffic
jams. Appeasement to the gods of suicidal
"economic growth and development."
The Holy Grail.
The Mayor's motive? Cutting costs. Oh hooray.
Not out of the box yet, but the lid is cracking
open. The motive, dear Mayor, is to move the
region toward self-sufficiency. Energy is
only one thing. Food, clothing, and so on,
should also be high priorities, not goddam
soccer and baseball fields.
We must be grateful for the dawn, even if
it comes in a haze.
What really kills me in this piece is the
report that some idiot-citizens have actually
called their representative (in this case
Emile Goguen of Fitchburg, a staunch reactionary
pol-in-the-box) to express their "frustration"
with price hikes. What arrogance! The poor
folks are frustrated. These morons ought to
have a 500-pound bomb dropped on their street,
have no electricity for months and be drinking
feces-laden water like the Iraqi people, if
they want to know some "frustration."
I'm not sure that anyone but Americans could
be so completely stupidly and selfishly oblivious!
The smartest person quoted in this piece is
one Steven Strong, founder of Solar Design
Associates of Harvard (MA). The paper, to
it's credit, was smart enough to do the pull
quote: "It's easier to save a unit of
energy than it ever will be to produce it."
While this may not be scientifically valid,
the point is well taken. Here's a guy selling
solar equipment saying he'd rather see people
improve the energy efficiency of their home
than install solar panels. Kudos to this man.
But a major part of the problem is this: IDIOTAMERICANS
ARE LOATHE TO SACRIFICE ANYTHING. The question
is always how do we meet our "demands,"
our "needs," instead of how do we
significantly reduce same. IdiotAmericans
still want to drive around for pleasure. They're
just pissed it isn't cheap any more. Those
who can afford, will still do it, until there
ain't a drop left.
Sun, 17 Jul '05
S&E editorial: Jeff McMenemyGas prices
out of control
No, just getting to where they should be.
It's amazing how spoiled people can whine
when they have to face reality. Selfishly
and obliviously, we've been sucking up energy
like there's no tomorrow for decades. Stupidly,
we've built our life and survival around it,
taking it for granted.
At 6% of world population, we've been consuming
25% of global energy and producing 40% of
pollution. What many countries have received
in return for this gluttonous behavior is
oppression from the most powerful corporations
in the world. They are kept down so we can
waste and consume and be Coneheaded idiots.
So, I'm glad to see high gas prices. Three
years ago, I stood before the Planning Board
in Leominster when they were considering the
insanity of 24-hour Wal-Mart, saying that
such a plan was madness in the current energy
situation. Now we have another such beast
on the way, carrying a Target store and a
number of other "great retail" businesses
that have the Coneheads licking chops.
Unfortunately, most people, officials included,
do not see this behavior in the same light
as a nasty heroin addiction, But that's what
it is. The difference is that this behavior
is more deadly by orders of magnitude--just
slower and not as obvious. It seems now that
perceptions may be getting ready to change.
Mr McMenemy, who has all along cheered the
development insanity, is now saying we're
heading for economic disaster. That's putting
in mildly. But, unmentioned, environmental
disaster seems to be on his back burner. His
lament bemoans our dependence on foreign oil,
saying "we're doing what all the people
in the Middle East want us to do, staying
slaves to their oil" (and price whims).
This is a naive view of geopolitics. The elitists
behind Standard Oil and the central banks
had complete control of ME oil from day one.
It's foolish to think they relinquished it.
The ties between American and Saudi businesses
are deep, complex, and virtually inseparable.
We are imprisoned by "our own."
To demonize the Saudis is childish.
"They are laughing at us as they count
their billions..." This is just as true
of Exxon-Mobil as it might be of the Saudis.
Jeff also says we're fighting their wars for
them. Where does he get this stuff? If we're
'fighting' in Iraq for anyone, it's Israel,
not Saudi Arabia. We invited Saddam into Kuwait
as part of a master scenario to assault the
ME. The elite brought down the WTC in order
to have the Afghanistan war and create Patriot/Homeland,
Mr. McMenemy went right along with the protection-racket
scam that followed.
Deceived by our own ego and blinded by the
flag, we deserve exactly what we're getting.
NO, in fact, we deserve much worse for the
misery inflicted all over the globe to sustain
our self-centered extravagance, waste, and
Fri, 15 Jul '05 Article: Under heavy
security, France celebrates Bastille Day
A symbol of the people's resistance to tyranny
has become an obscene energy-wasting fealty
to military excess. Typical human endeavor.
Chirac reviews forces standing at attention,
the Republican Guard on horses prancing aside
his jeep, hundreds of planes repeatedly soaring
overhead, the French Army Choir and the Republican-Guard
symphony orchestra (!) Hey, even seven Brazilian
warplanes flew by to mark the ties between
France and Brazil. So, they must have been
brought over by aircraft carrier.
Of course, why not? There's no energy crisis,
air pollution, global warming, poverty, or
tax money going down the military sink-hole
to elite pockets.
With fuel becoming more scarce and prices
rising, here's a feel for what militaries
consume. An aircraft carrier gets 5,628 gallons
per hour, while a B-52 uses only 3,612 GPH.
The F-4 fighter-bomber averages 1,640 GPH,
but the F-15 sips along at 1500...until the
afterburner cuts in, when it goes to 14,400
GPH. it's bigger brother, the F-16 is the
economy flying champ at 1,052 GPH. An An M-1
Abrams tank gets 252 GPH. Hey, man, your SUV
is lookin' good!
Another perspective: During "Desert Storm,"
more than 300 F-16's were stationed in the
Gulf with four carrier groups, and an additional
725 assorted jets were in Saudi Arabia.
"During peacetime (which, thanks to Wall
Street and the corporatists, we never get)
the US military uses enough fuel in one year
(not including it's space program) to run
the entire U.S. mass transit system for 14
Thu, 14 Jul '05 Article: Egypt asks
UNESCO for help in securing return of Rosetta
one: in this world, that which is plundered
by imperial colonialism will usually remain
Many stolen artifacts now reside in the British
Museum, the Louvre, two German museums, and
Boston's Museum of Fine Theft (ooops, Art).
Well, you see, unfortunately, these pieces
of stolen property have become big tourist
draws now, so any country so abused will have
a long slippery hill to climb in the quest
for justice and restitution.
shifting resources from one bit of foolhardy
nonsense to another.
Like most local pols, planning boards, and
pundits, Congressman Olver is unable or unwilling
to see what a trouble comes from infrastructure
"improvement" that paves the way
(pun intended) for further corporate rape
of the area with such things as big-box and
"upscale" retail, as well as chain-based
outlets for poisonous, earth-raping, and disease
facilitating industrial agriculture.
Jobs are menial, energy is consumed in ever-greater
quantity, trade deficit worsened, environment
savaged and polluted, child and adult slave
shops supported, and the waste stream exponentially
increased. But this is all good because it's
"community and business growth."
Right. Euphemism for a bunch of mutually self-justified
addicts getting their fix and having their
Tue, 12 Jul '05 S&E editorial:
City should stop rooming houses
Blatant snobbery proudly displayed.
Oh, those awful rooming houses, they just
attract the "wrong kind of people"
to our clean, upstanding, goody-two-shoes,
all-American neighborhoods! After all, our
property values are more important than poor
and life-battered people having a place to
live. See, other people won't buy our property
because they have hypocrite-snob values similar
to ours, and that's the good, God-fearing
Christian attitude--not part of the problem
The problem is the poor, the disadvantaged,
the troubled, the desolate, alone, and horror
of horrors, perhaps even drug addicted--these
are the ones we must purge from our midst
before they dare disgrace us with their presence.
The problem is also that this venue attracts
criminals. Well, then, if that's the logic,
let's be consistent and get rid of the three
structures that attract the most ruthless
and deadly criminals of all: governments,
corporations, and the mainstream media.
"City officials should be working to
encourage home ownership through the city,"
because home owners have a "bigger stake"
in their neighborhoods. I wonder if the snobs
can really hear themselves through the din
of their mental noise. How is a poor person
going to leave his one-room living space and
go out and buy a home? But, cleverly, the
"other solution" is to get landlords
to "offer high-quality housing for people
who do rent, not rooming homes."
What really hurts is that such blather is
being proffered with a 'straight face.' And,
once again, bobbing like a buoy head and shoulders
above the politically correct waters of unmitigated
self-righteousness is Fitchburg's own reactionary,
Councilor Matthew Straight.
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