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15 Sep '05 Article: September 11th commission
rejects claim U.S. knew of Atta before attacks
The BS flies on many levels in this one.
Based on the statements by two military officers,
Rep Curt Weldon, R-PA accused the Commission
of ignoring intelligence data that ID'd Mohammed
Atta as al-Qaeda well before the 9/11 incidents.
The Commission says there's no document-type
evidence (this shouldn't bother the Commission,
however, since they
routinely ignored mounds of evidence during
the entire investigation).
It's interesting that the officers and Weldon
would make an accusation without backup. But
the point about Atta and all the "hijackers"
is that the government has not proven its
case that they hijacked and flew the planes.
There is evidence that they were not even
devout Muslims, because they were partying
around in Florida bars, as is now known.
They probably had been hired to hang out and
go to flight school, but with no idea how
they were being used. So of course, some element
of one or more government agencies had to
know about these guys.
US Rep Cynthia McKinney organized a day-long
briefing on July 22 to address the 9/11 Commission's
Final Report one year later. The event included
leading victims' family members, former government
and intelligence workers, academics and authors
speaking on the flaws and weaknesses of the
9/11 Commission's investigation, assumptions,
omissions, conclusions and recommendations.
According to information presented this day,
some of the so-called hijackers are still
Mon, 12 Sep '05 Syndicated editorial:
John Hall: A whole new cycle of investigations
Gatekeeper piece reinforcing official lies
Hall says, "...the fourth anniversary
of the Sept. 11, 2001 sneak attack by the
al-Qaeda terrorists..." Yada, yada, yada.
This is how the disinformers work--always
repeating and reinforcing, in passing, the
Now, says Hall, a new wave of investigations
like we had after 9/11, are about to begin
on the fiasco that was the government's response
to Katrina. Hall says they will "probably
show more shocking malfeasance at all levels
of public responsibility than the press has
dug out so far ... proof of how unprepared
and inadequate the nation's frontline agencies
More naivete. 9/11 was not an intelligence
failure, but an intelligence success. This
is the beauty of how the elite misdirect the
investigations to keep attention distracted.
Even many doubters of the official story,
who challenge the government, still proceed
under the assumption that 19 Arabs hijacked
planes and flew them into buildings, when
this is what is really in question as a carefully
In other words, it's the same old pattern
in new clothes: like Lee Harvey Oswald, the
'Arab hijackers' were just show, patsies,
a front for the real operation.
Sun, 11 Sep '05 Editorial: Jeff McMenemy:
Today marks the anniversary of 9/11 attacks;
and Article: Cadet-son of firefighter killed
in Sept. 11 attacks ready to fight terror
Stereo display of deep unawareness about 9/11.
The S&E's editor, Jeff McMenemy, basically
a stumper for BushCo since day 1, the War
on Terror, and the IraqAttack--when it was
more politically correct--is in the dark about
the serious holes in, and challenges to, the
official 9/11 fairy tale.
The West Point cadet, whose firefighter dad
was lost on 9/11, can't wait to get out there
and "kill terrorists." He's similarly
uninformed, which is a bit ironic since most
NYC firefighters agree that the official story
is bogus, and were recently at Ground Zero
Thus, the cadet doesn't realize he should
be heading for D.C. to get the terrorists.
Thinking he's doing good by killing his fellow
man (as Jesus would recommend), he's playing
right into the hands of the elite cabal who
pulled off the "terrorist" attack
and blamed it on al-Qaeda and Muslim extremists.
On the contrary, 9/11 is in the same category
as Battleship Maine, Pearl Harbor, Gulf of
Tonkin, Iran hostage crisis/Iran-Contra, and
so on--events secretly staged or allowed by
the power mongers to foment war.
McMenemy's big question: are we any safer
today than before 9/11? The answer is that
now, as then, we are as safe as the elite
decide we're going to be. While there may
be some independent terrorists running around,
the well-organized variety is hired, aided
and abetted, if not created, by the same cabal
that has created international enemies in
preparation for war.
Anyone who considers himself a patriot, or
even a truth seeker, and who swallows the
official story without question, without at
least reading David Ray Griffin's two books
on 9/11--especially the one on the Commission's
hole-ie Report, doesn't deserve the title
8 Sep '05 Article: U.N. criticized for allowing
Saddam to bilk $10.2 billion through oil-for-food
Ya, like that wasn't the plan.
A searing report has been released citing
widespread corruption that includes UN Secy
General Kofi Annan, his deputy and the Security
Council. Well, no surprise--the US-backed
sanctions put on Iraq were criminal to begin
with, after we blasted the hell out of Baghdad's
infrastructure--after inviting CIA-asset Saddam
to invade Kuwait, that is.
The surprising thing here is that Paul Volcker,
a former Federal Reserve Chairman, and therefore
a major international criminal, led the investigation.
His report impugned the lofty Security Council
itself, which includes the US, for "turning
a blind eye" to the smuggling of oil
outside the program, by which Saddam pocketed
For Volcker to be exposing this, there has
to be something up here; but it's not clear
what at the moment. It may have something
to do with reforms the elite have in mind
for the UN.
One thing at issue is "kickbacks"
which arose from directors doing favors for
profiteers. This is a typical corporate/capitalist
pattern where money is god. It appears that,
overall, Saddam was able to pocket $1.8 billion
himself in that process.
So, $10.2 billion. Piffle! A peehole in the
snow compared to the $250 billion Saddam and
GHW Bush split tax free over ten years in
the decade before Gulf I, via Saudi oil-revenue
kickbacks thru the BCCI. This criminal banking
outfit was especially created by an elite
cabal (with Bank of America money) to handle
proceedings that rich folk wanted to keep
prying eyes away from.
One thing that came out was that Israel's
Mossad was funneling laundered drug cash through
BCCI to the death squads protecting Colombian
drug lords (such 'squads' are often trained
by, or led by trainees of, our own terrorist
training center, the School of the Americas
at Fort Benning, Georgia).
So, here's our former CIA director/Vice President/President
doing back-alley biz with the Butcher hisself,
then turning around and stabbing him in the
back (it appears) after virtually inviting
him to attack Kuwait--all part of the great
strategy to have two wars, decimate countries,
and commit genocide.
And no one has accounted for all those $billions
(and more) since the "war" was "mission-accomplished."
Wed, 7 Sep '05 Article: Boy's care
packages will help shoulder the burden.
Great humanitarianism from a young person.
Just wish adults had more common sense...
A 14-year-old boy got an idea to make up backpacks
for hurricane refugee kids to help them get
back on their feet. Very cool idea.
Various organizations have offered to help
raise money, among them the Little Rascals
Daycare in Fitchburg. They decided to bake
chocolate chip cookies to raise money, and
the paper shows a group of 2-4-year-olds,
one of whom is stuffing his face with one,
something all the kids no doubt did.
And boy, is it cute!
See, this is how smart we are. Let kids eat
this crap; then when they get all out of balance
and act up, they get Ritalin. Some people
might think a little chemicalized flour, alkali-processed
chocolate with cockroach parts, and a blast
of sugar won't hurt anything. But it easily
can, depending on the kid.
Sometimes it doesn't take much to cause trouble,
especially if trouble already exists, but
is unrecognized. Especially in an already
toxifying environment where processed crap
made from chemicals, genetically modified
organisms, and pesticide-drenched plants is
regularly passed off as food and sold in the
stupor markets to oblivious parents.
Somehow, sometime, somewhere, we just have
to get smarter than this...
Mon, 5 Sep '05 Two editorials: S&E:
Stop the madness; and syndicated: Richard
Williamson: The ruin caused by gas guzzlers.
Naivete and unawareness tie these pieces together.
In "Stop" the paper, which has cheerled
every energy-stupid local growth and development
project that has come down the pike in the
last several years, talks about a "gasoline
crunch." Nice euphemism for, boy, could
we be seriously and fatally screwed.
Because this could be the leading edge of
an energy disaster that, certainly fed by
American self-centeredness and gluttony, could
blossom if the controllers decide to pull
the plug and create calamitous shortages where
No one knows how much oil is left in the ground.
We know demand is rising. The elite would
see the problem as not too little oil, but
too many "useless eaters," as reptile
Henry Kissinger referred to us, the masses.
The paper has also cheerled the Iraq war,
the pursuit of which consumes astronomical
amounts of fuel, as does our bloated, runaway
Now the paper wants "a national energy
policy that focuses on solutions and change,
not ways to prolong and enable America's addiction
to fossil fuels..." Gee, would have been
nice to hear that opinion years ago when I
was jumping up an down about energy-stupid
local growth and development policies being
addictions just like the drug issue, with
which the paper preens its politically correct
feathers. The paper oft-used the phrase, "upscale
Williamson speaks primarily about low-mileage
vehicles, SUVs in particular and the automakers'
(decades old) boneheadedness about mileage
as being the scourge. But there are other
wasteful and stupid uses of oil in addition
to private motor vehicles and the military.
Poison industrial agriculture and the enormous
transport of food is another. Still another
is our self-inundation with innumerable plastic
products, which are also accompanied by a
number of poisonous chemicals.
In other words, we continue to poison ourselves
and the kids in order to have our yaya way
of life, meaning the consumer orgy and all
the techno-toys that comprise the national
wet dream. The national infant mortality rate
has risen for the first time since 1958. The
US ranks 43rd in the world in infant mortality,
according to the CIA's World Factbook; if
we could reach the level of Singapore, ranked
No. 1, we would save 18,900 children's lives
Stop the madness indeed, S&E--especially
the form you cheerlead.
Mon, 5 Sep '05 Article: Locals want
public safety officials to speak Spanish.
Not so sure.
Police have trouble helping in emergency cases
or calls where the people involved can't speak
English. The solution? Fix the cops!
This is another example of bass-ackward thinking.
Make cops learn Spanish, instead of immigrants
learning English in order to come here. What
about all the other languages we get here
in the melting pot--must cops learn all those
languages as well? Cops don't have enough
to learn already, they now have to be multilingual?
Fitchburg Police Chief Cronin is advocating
this: "The police should reflect the
community," so he's hiring people that
can speak another language. Great, but I hope
it's an "all other things being equal"
thing, because what if they can't drive as
well or shoot as straight as the American-born
applicant who speaks only English?
Screw that--require that the people learn
Sun, 4 Sep '05 Headline: Rte 12's
gain is residents' loss
Not sure there's anything more UN-American
than the fascist takeover of people's homes.
They're going to widen a section of Rte 12
between Fitchburg and Leominster. Proponents
think this is a smart thing to improve traffic
flow. This, of course, is why there are traffic
jams even on super highways.
We've been making, expanding, and widening
roads since the day the first car was invented--nay,
before that, with horse-draw carriages even.
So where are we today? Traffic-jam city. So
what is the real problem--too few roads, or
an insane and suicidal growth pattern?
In other words, this is a STUPID idea, outmoded
thinking that attempts to compensate without
addressing the difficult issue. But it's an
idea with politically correct legs, and one
that fits with the rape of our region by avaricious
corporations who care squat about Earth or
our local quality of life, but who seem able
to hypnotize local officials into acquiescing
to their agenda. They are then pandered to
by greed-driven developers and construction
outfits (some local) who must develop and
construct--because that's what they do.
One interesting question is who will make
all the money on this work?
I have a serious bone to pick as well with
property-taking/eminent domain per se. There
may be dire cases where it should happen,
but only in such cases. In this case, it's
not dire and the incorrect approach to boot.
The Republic is (should be) founded on the
principle of individual rights--the right
not to be overrun by what the mob wants, because
the mob can be dead wrong--usually is.
That's the case here.
Sun, 4 Sep '05 Op-ed:
Rep Jennifer Flanagan: state rep wants more
No doubt needed, yet the basic issue is still
In addition to the unquestioned need for a
nurse in every school, what is needed even
more is genuine health care in the system,
as opposed to pharma and corporate-driven,
profit-based disease manipulation.
I've tried and tried to suggest some things
to Jen Flanagan about health care reform [[reform.html]].
She has looked some things over, but has not
responded in the way needed to make any progress
with this difficult challenge.
The school nurse issue, while genuine, falls
squarely in the politically correct, in-the-box
arena of political action.
3 Sep Article: Lawmakers mull halting gas
Can you hear the shuffling and rattling inside
Our "Lawmakers" are at it again--wracking
their brains to adjust and compensate for
their past lack of awareness and foresight
to see this coming. This is not the solution,
part of which is to stand up as a political
entity against the corrupt federal juggernaut
and the rapacious oil cartel.
Of course, this state and other states have
not been screaming long and loud at the Washington
corporate servants who have not demanded high-mileage
vehicles from Detroit, and who have not stood
up to the criminal operation of the military,
which uses enough fuel in peacetime (which
we never get) to run the entire US mass transit
system for 14 years.
Eliminating/lowering the state gas tax would
bring temporary minor respite--false hope,
in fact. Our own Sen Antonioni says, in face
of budget crises all over the place, that
this is worth looking at and may find support
in the legislature. Let's hope the "Lawmakers"
don't stumble down that path. It is NOT an
answer, or even a wise temporary measure.
It's merely palliative.
I hate to agree with Gov Romney, who says
this is the wrong idea, because it will discourage
conservation. We need supreme conservation.
Cooperation. Car pooling. Creative local approaches.
Most of all, however, we need to put the reins
on out runaway military, which must use many
billions of gallons annually.
But listen to the childishness of Rep Emile
Goguen: It's a "darn good idea,"
because, after all, he sez, look at all those
poor disappointed Americans who couldn't waste
fuel and pollute the planet on their noggy
entertainment trips to New Hampshire or Maine
for the holiday weekend.
Although, on the other side of the page was
a piece entitled "High gas prices not
likely to deter weekend trips" :-)
There it is in a nutshell. No one wants to
sacrifice anything. Bend everything to desires
and bad habits. Why can't people find something
else to do to occupy their minds, that don't
But there was one Rep talking wisdom in this
report: Hooray for James Eldridge, D-Acton!
He said the tax ploy is not getting to the
root of the problem, and called the proposal
"poor political posturing." Does
that describe any other pols mentioned here?
Fri, 2 Sep '05 Article: Public wants
to make gas prices the top priority
Ah, the sweet refrain of pathetic gluttony
and misplaced priorities.
This headline appears above the picture of
a man filling a barrel in the back of his
gas-slogging pickup truck. Hoarding begins
One idiot from Maryland, says the president's
got to step up to the plate. He doesn't know
that his vote-recipient Dubya is already at
the plate, swinging away for OilCo? He doesn't
know that BushCo could give a rat's ass about
Americans or their situations?
The government's deadly lack of preventive
response to Katrina's devastation certainly
makes that clear--although the survey noted
in this piece was before this.
Sadly, however, people have not yet (will
they ever?) rise above self-centerdness in
their reaction to this crisis. See below.
Thu, 1 Sep '05 Article: Gas prices
pass $3 a gallon
Glory be! There must be a God.
I'm not one to stand around and say I told
you so. But I have been screaming about this
for several years, and even stood before the
Leominster Planning Board's public meeting
on the proposed Wal-Mart development, saying
that energy-intensive projects are unwise
(read: real stupid). Mr engineer Souza proceeded
to shut me up, saying that energy was not
a concern. I hope he gets to pay for plowing
the road to the Target store parking lot.
The Sentinel & Enterprise was there, and
failed to report this point in its report
on the meeting. And, well over a year ago,
I sent a hard copy letter to the local mayors,
city councils and to the paper, begging them
to open a forum for discussion of the impending
crisis. NOT A PEEP from anyone. If you ask
me, the motive for silence was to avoid any
threat to plans for local 'economic growth
And not to be unfeeling, but it does tickle
one to hear Conehead American shopping psyches
beginning to awaken as people are slapped
by the cost of gasoline. It didn't have to
come to this, but then the sheeple are the
sheeple--many blinded by red, white and blue
Interestingly, it usually takes a wallet-hit
to get people's attention, but sadly, the
concern here is self-centered. No citizen
quoted in the paper spoke of concern for the
earth, or our hyper-selfish hogging of world
energy resources (25%) and highly disproportionate
pollution output (40%), and so on. Most people
want lower prices so they can continue in
their comfort zones and the suicide-addictions
that comprise our way of life.
Our past self-centeredness, selfishness, and
wastefulness are coming home to roost. High
prices have been common in Europe for decades,
and we're just being brought into line. This
is actually a blessing.
But rather than whine short-sightedly and
demand that Bush "do something"
to "meet our needs," why don't we
take steps to reduce/eliminate those "needs?"
Nope, the Coneheads haven't been able to wait
for more extravagance: the new "upscale
retail" coming in, and all the marvy
new restaurants, and all the societal crap
that's been established based on cheap oil
and poisoning ourselves.
Cheap oil is gone, people. Deal with it.
But even if cheap oil came back, we cannot
afford environmentally to burn it. The party's
over. Grow up.
Wait--I have an idea: let's widen Rte 12,
Thu, 1 Sep '05 Syndicated editorial:
Helen Thomas: Time for Democrats to take a
Nice idea, a bit naive.
I almost always enjoy and agree with Helen's
work. Here she touches on all the reasons
we should be out of Iraq, including, didn't
we learn anything from Vietnam, where the
'reasoning' went: "we're there now, we
have to stick it out."
She notes that Dem Sen Gary Hart wrote in
the Washington Post that "history will
deal with George W Bush and the neoconservatives
who misled a mighty nation into a flawed war..."
Despite being full of such "mighty"
chauvinisms, Hart's piece does go on to hold
the Democans responsible too, who "stand
silent while all this goes on."
But it's obvious Helen doesn't understand,
or isn't saying, how
the elite operate on both sides of the
fence. Otherwise, she wouldn't muse over the
motives of elite servants like Hillary Clinton
and Joseph Biden who cheer the war on.
Thu, 1 Sep '05 Syndicated editorial:
Paul C. Campos: Terrorism: We have nothing
to fear so much as fear itself.
The tired platitude might be tolerable if
accompanied by a full-witted article.
The wit half of this piece is that Campos
does a handy job of describing America as
a society that hangs its hat on fear, and
that even a few minor attacks would throw
the place into a panic. Of course, the
elite take pains to program this fear
into us and/or augment it. But I agree--if
Americans were not so fearful, we wouldn't
be having people thrown in jail on whim, and
our public-library habits available to the
FBI without a warrant or our knowledge.
But Campos then asks why, given the lily-livered
American psyche, the US hasn't been hit with
any terrorist attacks since 9/11, which have
all been overseas. He comes up with three
'possible' scenarios, but the trouble is they're
all based on the questionable assumption that
the official line on terror is the truth.
Whereas, the War on Terror, based upon the
existence of major, organized terror networks
(which just all happen to be "Islamic"),
is no different from all the other wars we've
waved the flag over for centuries: It's an
One suggestion is that the terrorists are
huddling now, planning for one that will dwarf
9/11. Another is that the "Islamic terrorists"
have no capacity left for a big one, and are
completely stupid about the American psyche,
so don't consider a bunch of little ones.
Last is that there are simply no functioning
Islamic terrorist groups in the US at this
time. He says the last is the simplest, and
therefore best, explanation. Idiotic.
Let's tie this together with a deeper look.
Terrorism is a tool of the elite; it is a
version of the old Protection Racket: "We
will protect you from the threat we create."
A number of small attacks would make it appear
that elite-servant BushCo are incompetent,
and the billions we spend on security are
wasted. However, it is likely that a huge
one is being planned--except not by "Islamic
terrorists" (i.e., the big bad bogey
man), but by the elite themselves, as 9/11
It could take the form of a suitcase nuke
or dirty bomb. This could be very useful if,
for example, the fascists felt their power
slipping and wanted an excuse for martial
law, or if they can figure a way to put the
blame on Iran, to have the excuse to blast
them with tactical nukes--something that certain
members of the team salivate over.
Another possible use of a major attack would
be to collapse this economy, and perhaps the
major fiat currencies of the world. The banksters
like this idea, so they can step in with an
international currency and control the financial
operations, and thus the politics, of many
countries at once. Another purpose would be
a crisis scenario resulting in huge death
tolls--genocide being a favorite elite pastime.
So, if we want to fear, we have plenty of
reason. My view is, it's better to get off
our butts and stand up to the fascists, ready
to take whatever they throw at us--like what
we ask of our soldiers, for example. Otherwise,
the descent into abject slavery will continue.
Wed, 31 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial:
Bill Press: Rev. Pat Robertson: Christian
Nail on head.
Press hits the nail on this one, with a scathing
indictment of Robertson as a "Christian"
advocating murder, and of the Christian Right,
who uttered not a peep in protest--the same
folk, as Press notes, who condemn Muslim imams
for not condemning Islamic terrorism (not
that there's any such thing, rather Islamic
terrorists--as long as we leave out the support
and control they're given by the non-Islamic
So the piece also serves as disinfo, in that
it reinforces the official line on terrorism,
leaving out the fact that the elite and clandestine
agencies control most of that.
Press does discredit himself in the piece
by saying the call to assassination "would
be bad enough coming from some uniformed,
pot-smoking, lawless skinhead." Bill--you
need to lighten up... and light up :-)
Mon, 29 Aug '05 Article: Food the
best cure for mid-day blahs
But what's the cure for blah, blah, blah?
Leslie Trippier gets tired at work. Well,
she wakes up at 4:30 AM, commutes to work,
and works all day. She says having cereal
worsens the situation, resulting either in
hunger or tiredness. All understandable.
Food "experts" offer this wisdom:
"what people eat and how often they eat
will determine their energy level during the
day." Whew! Glad we got that mystery
solved. A nutrition professor says the key
to that "drag time around 3 or 4 in the
afternoon," is that people haven't eaten
enough. "When they do, they feel more
Another worker proclaims, "I don't eat
breakfast or lunch. I don't have time."
This one drinks coffee all day until dinner
time, saying "I get that drag."
Little does she know what she's doing to her
"Skipping meals can also lead people
to turn to unhealthy snacks from vending machines,"
says the prof.
Tuft's "nutrition scientist" says
you have to avoid foods, such as sugary ones,
that cause spikes in blood sugar. This initial
bit of truth is followed by a breakfast suggestion
of "oatmeal with fruit and nuts,"
which is wrong on so many levels, not the
least of which is that it's a recipe for constipation.
Starch (oatmeal) is not a good digestive combination
with protein (nuts) or fruit. Neither do nuts
and fruit combine well. Americans do nothing
more wrong than putting milk and fruit on
cereal, never mind adding nuts.
A similarly brilliant suggestion is "an
apple with peanut butter or hummus."
God, no wonder people get sick in hospitals--this
nonsense is "food science." Of course,
the unquestioned wisdom of the value of "a
good breakfast" is, well, unquestioned.
Eating before 11 or noon short circuits the
body's rhythm of cleaning itself out. Better
to drink water and fresh vegetable juice in
the AM, and have a good meal at noon. If people's
blood sugar drops suddenly, they're probably
dealing with hypoglycemia secondary to a fungal
imbalance. The dietary "solutions"
in this article will only worsen that scenario.
One problem, of course, is that going to work
and making money is far more important than
health in America. Some companies give people
only a half hour for lunch. This is criminal.
Much better to eat a leisurely lunch, then
take a snooze or rest before going back to
Another gem, from our own Health Alliance's
Joan Celuzza, is that high-iron foods should
be eaten in the AM, including red meat and
fortified breads and cereals. YIKES! Leafy
greens are mentioned, though, give her credit.
All three pundits suggest 3 meals and 3 snacks
a day. I guess they never heard of digestion
time. Recommended snacks: Fresh fruit, low-fat
pudding, low-fat crackers or popcorn. Just
imagine that lump of red meat in your tummy
in mid-digestion, with a mid-morning "low-fat
pudding" on top. Stools smell much? It's
consistent in one way, though--slave-driven
digestive tracts for slave driven people.
Fruit is good, but not good for all people--especially
those with fungal imbalance, a rampant condition
in America. Also, not once is mentioned the
array of chemicals that will be ingested with
dietary suggestions such as pudding, breads,
cereals, crackers and popcorn--unless organic
products are chosen. Even so, such processed
foods are mainly disruptive to the inner environment.
Overall, I'd have to say that the recommendations
of these three sources of dietary aplomb will
lead people right into their places of employment--hospitals
that is. Could that be why they are taught
such nonsense by the medical establishment?
27 Aug '05 Two articles: Prostitution sting
nets 21 arrests; and: Level 3 sex offender
denies fondling girl
The sexually immature, twisted and guilt-ridden
society spawns sexually unbalanced individuals...
...and then reviles them.
what harm does prostitution do anyone? Properly
managed, as it is in Vegas and in other countries,
it's no problem at all. In fact, it may well
be a healthy outlet, defusing the frustrations
felt by many in the sea of hypocrisy, guilt
and obsession with sex that is the neo-puritanical
legacy stinking up the law and clogging up
the legal system. It's a huge waste of money
and energy, when the cops could be out nailing
some real criminals, such as crooked politicians,
officials, and judges.
Sat, 27 Aug '05 Article: Among influential
evangelicals, sense of persecution exists
Is there anything more obnoxious than the
finger-shaking Christian fundies?
Moaning from the radical religioso reichwingers
that they don't have utter and absolute control
of law and behavior in America. Lacking this,
they feel persecuted.
You know, all most people ask is to live and
let live. But not the satanically led radical
fundamentalist Christians, who are not content
with what America stands for, but must knock
all heads together and bend all to their will--which
they arrogantly pass off as the will of God,
for whom they presume to speak.
Especially hypocritical are the Christian
cults that support Bush wars and Israel's
murder of the Palestinians.
In their zeal, these maniacal control freaks
defile their own beliefs, and presume to judge
the rest of society and "fix" it
instead of letting God handle the details
when the time comes.
So I say this to all followers of such psychotics
as Rick Warren and Joel Osteen: keep your
own house in order--think and feel and say
what you want, but leave the rest of society
to get to hell our own way. See you there,
by the way.
Fri, 26 Aug '05 Article: Area students:
Drugs in schools are a fact of life
And the beat of hypocrisy goes on...and I
sound like a broken record.
"National study: 62 percent of high schoolers
say drugs used, kept or sold in their school."
Sounds awful enough, but does it convey how
awful things are? Some of the worst threats
to kids are routinely ignored in favor of
riding but one aspect of society's multifaceted
Generally, aren't we talking about the danger
of substances to the health and safety of
kids? If so, why do the newspaper, city officials,
police, etc keep harping on "drugs,"
ignoring equal or worse threats brought by
OTC and prescription chemicals (killing easily
106,000 people annually).
Or the numerous poisons getting into kids,
from conception forward, that underlie our
precious American Way of Life? Or the health-threatening
junkfest we call the school lunch program?
Or the "food" court at The Mall?
How about all the poisons coming from the
universe of plastic doodads and hoopla technology.
No person has ever died directly from the
effects of smoking pot. Nor does it create
violent psyches. Whereas, aspirin has killed
thousands of people, and prescribed psychotropic
drugs cause murder sprees and suicides. What,
these drugs are fine because there's no high?
Also never mentioned: Our legal and condoned
wave of poisoning predisposes kids biochemically
to 'naughty-drug' use and addiction. This
is frequently blamed on pot, with the ominous
warning: "It leads to other things."
Sorry, folks; that influence is built right
into the framework of this society.
Now comes the ostrich syndrome, because--oh
my God! we might have to look critically at
our way of life and comfort zones, and how
we poison the kids for economy, jobs and wealth.
Meanwhile, pundits, officials and concerned
citizens, who are also getting poisoned and
many of whom are unhealthy, continue pounding
the goody-two-shoe on the podium and deflecting
culpability to dirty drug dealers and teen
foolhardiness. How convenient.
25 Aug '05 Article: A new low point of kids
getting high (dusting)
Yet another opportunity to reveal monstrous
Kids are doing strange things to get high.
One of the latest is inhaling aerosols used
for dusting computer keyboards (gee, I just
cover mine--and vacuum occasionally).
Now, no one's trying to say that kids, or
anyone, should do such things, but there are
two revealing statements in this article.
The first comes from a young person interviewed
by the paper at, where else, the MALL, where
some kids were "shopping together"
and so, generally being good little Americans
getting fluorescent radiation instead of sunlight.
"Let's place something toxic in our mouth,
that's cool," said Marco DeNuzzio sarcastically.
Readers who know me already know what's coming:
our society is MADE of putting toxic things
into our mouths, which the S&E consistently
ignores whenever it gets on its self-righteous,
hypocritical soap box about such matters.
I wonder if Marco was sucking on a diet soda
with some excitotoxin Aspartame in it or eating
some other chemically laden trash sold at
the MALL in the name of food. Or maybe they
interviewed him after school, where, only
a few hours earlier, he'd been poisoned by
the crapfest we call the school lunch program.
Maybe he then went home to breathe the Oust
his mom might have been spraying in the air
to kill odors in the name of sterilizing the
maybe he just called his mom on his toxic
cell phone to say he'd be home later? But
no! Maybe he forgot he had a dentist appointment
to put some toxic mercury in his cavity, itself
the result of the toxic diet he's been on
One could go on for a long time pointing out
the ways the self-admiring adults who whine
about kids getting high, poison the same kids
mercilessly with the myriad stupidities of
our artificialized, Conehead consumer way
of life. The newspaper, a champion of Coneheadedness
(because business is God, and advertising
revenue is the Offering) would never run a
series on our incessant and alarming auto-toxification,
but would rather run human interest stories
about brave sick kids and devastated families,
and the fundraisers everyone jumps into to
That's what I feel like saying: Help!
The second tidbit comes at the end of this
miss-the-point piece. An 18-year-old, Kylee
Caruso wasn't surprised to hear about dusting.
She recalls when people liked to sniff Whiteout.
She then said, " When you're younger,
you kind of do stupid things."
I hope Kylee has noticed: doing stupid things
is not reserved to the young. In fact, the
young at least can say they didn't know any
better. But the stupidity of adults is stupidity
squared, because they just proceed like sheep
with the poisonous commercial status quo,
then walk, run, ride, hop, skip and jump for
medical research to find a magic bullet for
all those 'mysterious' diseases that wowie-zowie
multibillion-dollar stem cell research will
create 20 years from now.
24 Aug '05 Article: Report says obesity rates
climbing in nearly all states
A fathead report on fatness.
The percentage of obese folks in the US pop
is now at about 23%. Yikes! With this report,
we now get brilliant statements like, "We
have a crisis of poor nutrition and physical
inactivity in the US, and it's time we dealt
with it." Every time one of these reports
comes out, some pundit says the same thing.
But here's the funny part: the concern about
obesity is the diseases it causes. This sort
of nonsense arises out of notions about health
coming from the flawed medical dogma that
prevails in the collective psyche.
Obesity, like the so-called diseases it is
said to cause, is a symptom of underlying
imbalances that medicine routinely ignores
in favor of 'disease management' (better disease
management is proffered as one solution in
The article doesn't mention the 'diseases'
obesity is said to cause, but dollars to donuts,
skinny people get 'em too.
Wed, 24 Aug '05 Letter to editor:
Pastor Don Long, Faith Christian Church Fitchburg:
Pastor says important news from Israel not
being reported in paper
Interesting, a Christian speaking up for the
genocidal state of Rothschild--oops, I mean
Zionaziville--oops, I mean Israel.
Given that the good pastor also leaves out
important information not carried in the news,
namely that the Gaza disengagement is a
ruse to make Israel look good, one
can only surmise why the Christian defends
the imperialist Jews and says the Palestinians
are the murderers.
It's because without a total Jewish takeover
of the area, the Bible tells us, Jesus won't
come back and we don't get the Rapture. In
case you didn't know, that's where all the
goody-two-shoes are lifted up naked to hang
out with God, while the rest of us burn and
suffer and get eaten by huge insects and die
miserably. Ah, the benign Christian spirit.
Jesus and God's plan for his children.
The radical fundamentalist "Christians"
can't wait to spring that big I-told-you-so
on the world and wallow in the self-satisfaction
of it all. This is why, despite what Jesus
is said to have taught about nonviolence,
The Sermon on the Mount, Thou Shalt Not Kill,
and all that inconvenient prattle, these self-styled
"Christians" supported the lying,
murderous war in Iraq on behalf of Israel,
and now take the Zionist side.
Thou Shalt Not Kill--except when Ariel Sharon
and the Zionazis and George Bush say so.
But lest we convey a misconception here, and
as a lesson on how the elite operate [[elbasics.html]],
it should be pointed out that Yasser Arafat
was also an elite operative, like Sharon--teammates
in other words, both
playing roles in maintaining the chaos,
and both getting wealthy doing it.
you have to admire the chutzpa of the Jews,
who now demand that US taxpayers fund the
Gaza de-settlement, after we've paid $3-6
billion a year for decades to provide Israel
with all the weapons and bulldozers needed
to drive the Palestinians off their land to
begin with. Boy, you just can't beat brass-balled
arrogance, can ya?
Wed, 24 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: A breakthrough on stem cell
Here we go merry-go-round again.
I wish I had saved over the years what would
be a substantial pile of newspaper articles
about "significant breakthroughs"
in medical research. They all follow the same
pattern: A big headline that opens your eyes
and gets you to say 'Oh boy!' and eagerly
read the article.
Then you get pronouncements by some scientist,
researcher, medical organization or research
lab giving a few details of the highly promising
advance. Following that is the disclaimer
that says that even though this shows great
promise, it's very early in the game and MUCH
MORE RESEARCH will be needed before this multimillion
or -billion project trickles down any actual
benefit to the sick and injured.
Same here. A method of making embryonic stem
cells by "reprogramming" adult cells
has been discovered. Oh glory!
A paragraph later, the disclaimer: "Although
by no means a foregone conclusion, stem cells
offer great hope for curing degenerative diseases....and
restoring damaged spinal cords." And
again: "Harvard researchers stressed
that 'formidable' technical hurdles remain..."
And, "This is the first step down a long
and uncertain road."
Cripes! Why even put this in the paper?! It's
just a propaganda piece to whet the appetite
and attempt to justify wasting $billions on
this hi-tech masturbation, while society ignores
the principles of wellness and continues with
its suicidal status quo behavior.
The awful thing is that most stem cell research
is already redundant, because there are already
cures and preventions for the 'diseases' targeted
by the research, outside the conventional
venue. The main cause of most degenerative
illness is the dominant presence of flawed,
conventional medical dogma propagated
via a corporate structure whose financial
health depends upon people being sick.
Stem cells fire the imagination with the notion
of magical regeneration. But it's fundamentally
another arrogant Frankensteinian pursuit that
will cost the lives of millions of test animals,
who innocently suffer for human stupidity,
but is on the order of the Star Wars 'defense'
system in complexity, and will come to naught.
Because it will take so long to get anything
out of this, that there's every chance humanity
might come to its senses beforehand.
Wed, 24 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: A brief letter from Saddam
Brief BS from Scripps Howard (SH).
Basically a self-righteously pompous-assed
note criticizing a recent letter Saddam apparently
wrote in which he presents himself as a martyr
for Palestine and "our beloved, patient
and suffering Iraq."
Saddam's BS doesn't excuse the SH BS, which
says, "But he got the part about "suffering
Iraq" right. He should know. He caused
it." Here is BS that ignores both past
Past, because SH conveniently forgets who
put Saddam in power in the first place, who
made big loans to him, who armed him, sold
him treaty-illegal WMD, who set him up to
attack Iran and Kuwait, and who patted him
on the ass and shook his hand after he used
Present, because as bad as Saddam was said
to be, conditions in Iraq now are worse by
orders of magnitude than when under Saddam's
iron rule. People basically had their way
of life. Their buildings, infrastructure,
history and art were intact. Their businesses
and shops flourished, as did their agriculture.
Women had more rights in Iraq than in any
Muslim state, or are going to get in the new
Shiite clerical state that may form.
Iraq is now in a shambles in every imaginable
way, well over a million have died, the country
is poisoned with depleted uranium dust, the
pollution of war is everywhere, and, as one
prisoner who was fortunate enough to be released
from Abu Ghraib said, "The Americans
brought electricity to my ass before they
brought it to my house."
Scripps Howard, you are a piece of...
Sun, 21 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial:
Jay Ambrose: Bush is the humanitarian president
And here I was just getting the last few Jayster
quills pulled outta my butt.
Ambrose never ceases to amaze with the untenable
assertions he attempts to defend or establish
with his bullshit rhetoric. Here, he attempts
to paint the lying, war mongering Butcher
of Baghdad II as the greatest humanitarian
ever to hold presidential office.
This is because some sap from a charitable
group (Julius Coles of Africare) wrote in
the Washington Post that Bush policy in Africa
will be seen 10 or 20 years from now as the
turning point and key to "the continent's
Now, even if this is true, which it isn't,
it wouldn't raise Butcher II to the level
of humanitarian. That would be like saying
Ferdinand Marcos was a humanitarian because
he helped a few old ladies across the street.
Ambrose, of course, does not recall the history
of Africa to show that almost every drop of
its worst miseries came, in the first place,
from the colonization, oppression, theft,
and cultural rape over the last 300 years
by rich white folk who Bush would call "my
But it's not as if this history has stopped
with the "aid" Bush has proffered,
and which Ambrose swoons over, because the
aid always comes with strings that pave the
way for more corporate domination and exploitation,
and often ends up in the hands of corporate-kissing
brutal despots put in place by the CIA or
equivalent to begin with.
I don't have time to refute all of Jay's rhetoric.
But here's a piece that outlines what aid
means in general, especially with respect
to the '05 G8 summit, which he praises as
an occasion of "commitment" by Bush.
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And for a good 'laugh' here is Jay's idea
to really help the sick: He says "some
leftists have a lot to answer for" because
they've successfully opposed spraying DDT
in Africa to fight malaria! If that isn't
enough, get this: "DDT sprayed inside
homes causes no threat to wildlife, but, by
killing mosquitoes, saves little boys and
girls from death...much more effectively and
cheaply than other remedies."
I'll let that bit of jaw-dropping logic speak
for itself, except to say that the Jayster
is master of positing the ridiculous in the
form of an argument for itself.
Sun, 21 Aug '05 Article: Advocates
seek to expand healthcare in Massachusetts
At first, one hopes this is on point, but
Health care advocates are backing two "grass-roots"
efforts to get more people covered with medical
insurance, because, they say, current remedies
don't go far enough.
The first proposal is a state constitutional
amendment to give everyone a right to "comprehensive
and affordable" health coverage. This
would require lawmakers to draw this up and
the voters to approve it. This is sort of
like the book on how to get rich saying, "First,
get some money."
The second stroke is a plan to raise the tax
on cigarettes to gain revenue to cover more
low-income people. Boy, talk about how to
perpetuate a problem. Don't deal with the
underlying reasons for high cost, just bend
over backwards to pay the blood money--and
discriminate against smokers to boot. Hey,
good thing gas prices are already up, eh?
They'd be after more tax on that.
All this amounts to is what the rest of the
conventional proposals amount to without medical
reform (see Health Care
Reform): A continuation of the enslavement
of health-ignorant masses to a system that
uses them as fodder to make money, while not
producing wellness, but only manipulating
20 Aug '05 S&E editorial: Hit-and-run
suspect deserved higher bail
Only a matter of time.
It was only a matter of time before the S&E
whipped out its politically correct, self-righteous
soap box and held forth on this issue.
Ninja motorcycle carrying two young kids slammed
into a car at around 1:00 AM, killing the
bike's operator, Daryl Boddie. The auto driver
left the scene, and is deservedly taking heat
for doing so.
But sometimes in life we have to pay the price
for just plain stupidity, which would include
a 16-year-old on a 100+ horsepower motorcycle
at night with a passenger. Give the S&E
credit, it now mentions, which it failed to
do in its original report, that Boddie broke
the law more than once--driving at night and
with a passenger. Also emphasized is that
Boddie hit the car.
But, says the soapboxer, the judge was remiss
in releasing the driver on personal recognizance.
I'm not so sure. If I were the judge, I might
have slapped the bail on the parent(s) or
whoever acquired such a machine and let an
apparently inexperienced kid jockey it, and
be out at that hour to boot.
To be fair, maybe Boddie defied parental rules
as well, being out that late. Maybe the parent(s)
had no idea he was out, and on the bike. If
they did, though, they should have called
police immediately to be on the lookout for
him, and had him hauled in.
19 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial: James Glassman:
The AIDS tragedy centers on Africa
Perhaps, but it springs from the unproven
HIV theory (that's right).
Glassman chides the press for being obsessed
with avian flu, citing past inability to predict
the course of epidemics. He cites the 'success'
against AIDS in US and Europe, attributing
that to education, prevention, high quality
professional care, basic research in academic
institutions, and a multibillion-dollar effort
by our heroic drug companies in creating anti-retroviral
drugs--all of which is crap, since HIV has
never been proven to cause AIDS or any so-called
He says AIDS has gone from a middle-class
disease affecting mostly homosexuals to a
"disease of poverty" afflicting
heteros in Africa. Well, from the outset,
it was a "disease of poverty" in
Africa. We just weren't paying sufficient
attention until we got the important people
fixed up with poison drugs.
The solution now--the best antidote for any
disease, says Glassman--is prosperity! "Wealth
makes health." What a yuck.
Yea, brother, dropping like flies as we are
from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and
on and on, we've nothing but pride in our
wealth-driven health here in the United Snakes
of medicopharma Frankenstein dogma, which
is killing at least 250,000 people a year
its own self.
Hmmm, Glassman--might that be Glassnavelman?
Fri, 19 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial:
Scripps Howard: Bush's strange SEC choice
Ya, so all Bush's choices are "strange,"
Idiotic Scripps Howard (SH) has been mostly
a BushCo butt kisser and certainly no scion
of a sound journalistic tradition. It's now
scratching its head and can't figure out why
Bush would choose a person as head of SEC
who favors deregulation, and who was once
a lawyer for a mutual fund that bilked investors
of more than $100 million.
Such puzzlement is funny, and what happens
as a result of SH's baseline assumption: Bush
is an honest man who has no interest in creating
an atmosphere for corporate fraud--he who,
with his brothers, daddy, the Mafia and CIA,
stole all the money out of the S&L banks
in the '80's.
Thu, 18 Aug '05 Syndicated editorial:
Martin Schram: Lowering our expectations in
Lowering who's expectations?
Boy, it must be bad--even the mainstream press
is taking potshots at BushCo. In this one,
Schram even uses the phrase "conning
themselves" and "conning us."
Too bad Schram and pundits like him couldn't
see the con before we devastated an entire
nation and killed well over a million people
since Gulf 1 (another con).
So "our" must be all the numbskulls
who bought the Bush line in the first place,
and conned themselves into believing this
war was for any good reason whatsoever--even
to remove a vicious elite operative and CIA
asset we installed and armed and loaned money
to and transferred technology to in the first
place. Because the anti-war crowd had no such
expectations, and virtually screamed that
this mess would result.
The pundits, gazing at the world through their
glass navels, would have none of it.
Not to mention abandoning the people who had
the courage to mount an uprising against Saddam
in 1974-75, before he was even fully installed,
and allowing them to be wiped out. That, by
the way, is a technique for getting dissidents
to expose themselves to teach them and others
a lesson. We also failed to help the Kurds
in a subsequent uprising.
We were not ready to give up Saddam at the
time--he hadn't finished with Iran and attacked
Kuwait yet. The former was a plot to weaken
two threats to Israeli military hegemony,
and the latter contrivance was needed to excuse
bombing the hell out of Baghdad and the infrastructure,
poisoning the place with DU munitions, and
slapping on the sanctions that killed a half
Even after Kuwait, when the Kurds rose again,
we failed to help them. Well, that would have
precluded the excuse to commit the current
war crimes and crimes against humanity passed
off as high expectations. Hold your head high,
Even though critical of Bush policy, this
piece is a propaganda tool. First it suggests
that Iraq not be allowed to disintegrate,
otherwise it will become the new haven for
global terror like Afghanistan, where al-Qaeda
to planned 9/11. This implies that al-Qaeda
executed 9/11, which has never been proven,
and that the Iraq war is the War on Terror.
Second, it suggests increasing forces in Iraq
in 2006, as "the best way to protect
the military and salvage a bit of their mission."
If you believe that spin, I've got a bridge
The insurgency could stop tomorrow and reactivate
a year from now after troops leave and everything's
'peaceful.' The way the elite operate, the
insurgency could either be genuine (inspired
solely by our presence), or fomented clandestinely
to maintain the need for our presence.
Third, it frets that Iraq could become an
Islamic republic--and maybe even a "radicalized
fundamentalist Islamic republic," with--oh
m'God--close ties to Iran, that other naughty
collection of terrorists (read: someone Israel
doesn't like). Then, says Schram, "...this
will leave the US homeland and Americans traveling
around the world with a security threat far
more perilous than any Saddam ever posed."
Oh, boo hoo.
This regurgitates the official line demonizing
"radical Islam" as the greatest
global threat, when that is the very ones
who tell us who the terrorists are and secretly
execute attacks to 'prove' it. 9/11 is the
best example of how far they'll go.
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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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