Friday, September 22, 2017

Russian Hacking 'Story' Comes Full Circle Jerk

The government's Russian hacking story has taken on many permutations over the last several months, but one thing remains: it's the weakest fly paper roll ever created. As much as they throw the Russian flies at it, they never stick. First it was hacking, then it was collusion, then it was Trump, then Trump, Jr., then this and then that. As usual the MSM (Mainstream Media) have been compliant lap dogs, and, unfortunately, too many smart Americans believe it, permutations and all. "WikiLeaks be damned! I don't need to read that to know it's just more Russian meddling", they claim with pride. Oh, I forgot meddling on my list above. My bad. Anyway, the latest tear in the morphing hack story is that it was what we expected all along, a leak. The VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) organization's report is another in a long line of examinations showing that the DNC breach was a leak. An inside job.

There is, however, a little noticed side road to this whole sordid affair and as of today, it has come full circle -  a full circle jerk, as it were. This side road is the DHS CLAIMS RUSSIANS TRIED TO HACK SOME STATES' ELECTION DATABASES according to our never lyin' pals at DHS (Department of Homeland Security). As we shall see, this story was actually THE DHS TRIED TO HACK SOME STATES' ELECTION DATABASES! Today, the circle jerk was completed, apparently the government believes our collective memories are terribly short, and now DHS CLAIMS RUSSIANS TRIED TO HACK SOME STATES' ELECTION DATABASES has returned to claim it's rightful place upon the throne of shame!

Let's go back to the origin of this fanciful new tale, which was the old tale, which was debunked, shall we?

In the Summer of 2016 the government and MSM conspired to try to sell to the American people that the latest WikiLeaks e-mail dump and FBI document dump were the result of a Russian hack as opposed to an inside leak. This led to articles published about the DHS warning States to double-check their election databases. It should be noted at this time, that while voting machines themselves can not be hacked because they are not online, election databases are online and therefore can be subject to hack attacks. Then before you knew it (but you knew it was bound to happen), the DHS and the FBI, Comey's FBI, btw, was claiming through those ever ready unnamed sources, that some 20 States' election databases had been attacked by the evil Rooskies, but the attacks were thwarted!

(Fair Use image)

Yet, what the DHS was saying was not true, it was totally false. How do we know this? Because after the late September - early October, 2016 spate of articles faded from memory to be replaced by the overwhelming trauma of Trump actually winning the general election over Hillary Clinton, no one was talking about it anymore.

UNTIL...stories began to appear in early December that States had begun to report that their election databases had indeed suffered unsuccessful hack attacks by...DHS! Holy turn around, Batman! Soon, the Secretary of State of Georgia was joined by Secretaries from such States as Indiana, Virginia, Kentucky and Idaho. It is interesting, to say the least, that some of these States refused DHS "help" in strengthening the States' databases. Apparently, very strongly worded and rather stern letters were sent by these Secretaries to DHS. The DHS was eventually forced to respond by saying that the States asked them for help. Of course, the States say they did not ask for DHS help! Then, DHS said that it was one of those usual cut-and-paste Word program gobble-de-gook, just trust us will ya!?!

As before, the story sort of faded from memory while some other Russia Did It deflection stories were trotted out and some unpleasantness with Russia and silly sanctions and dangerousness with North Korea were at the top of the agenda. Headlines blared, hair was pulled and tens of millions of cases of the Backfire Effect raced across America. It wasn't and hasn't been pleasant.

Today, however, because why the fuck not (?) it would seem, the original DHS CLAIMS RUSSIANS TRIED TO HACK SOME STATES' ELECTION DATABASES, dressed up in new garb, was trotted out before the ever gullible public. What's interesting this time, is although 21 States were named, only 15 States have actually been publicly named at this time, and of those only Illinois and Virginia are mentioned (States among those that accused the DHS originally)! There have been local reports from KNBC Los Angeles that California is on the list. So far, the SOS of California has not responded to this reporter's entreaties to comment.

It's incredible that this entire circle jerk was attempted in the first place. What is not incredible, alas, is that the MSM and certain Secretaries of State and of course DHS, NSA, FBI, et al, are trying use this dead horse as a brand new rainbow colored pony for all to fawn over. They have done it before for other things, so why not use this again? The sad reality is that too many people will fall for this, when simple research easily shows what a complete circle jerk is this "side road" story.

Monday, July 10, 2017

We Should Be More Like Edith Bunker

This is a 40 year old two part episode of "All In The Family" broadcast in 1977 on CBS-TV. It addresses headlong our faith, our ability to accept people for who they are, and the devastating effects of tragedy that so often befalls our brothers and sisters. That part of society 40 years ago and so much more today, that insists on 'punishment' for sins that I believe, quite frankly, are bullshit. Since when should love ever be punished? Since when should who someone is be a subject of punishment? Questions that have been with us, our societies, for thousands of years. 40 years ago, we were given witness to something that had never been discussed before on TV, and within the confines of the typical American TV sit-com.

The character of Beverly LaSalle (played by Lori Shannon), had appeared twice before on show, starting in 1975! I must say, that this "All In The Family" TV show gave me a foundation to work from that had not really existed in my life before. These preconceived notions of race, gender, politics, draft dodgers, Viet Nam vets, inflation and yes, even Watergate, were changed in me because of this show. Maybe I was lucky in that these strong foundation bricks to my character, as it were, were laid at such a young age. I mean that, not only as a person, but also as an artist.

Perhaps some of you, who know me as a rather outspoken non-believer in monotheism, and the horrors of such beliefs, I think, have been inflicted upon the world, would be surprised by my recommending these episodes. It's all about Edith, that's why. It doesn't matter if you accept Edith's faith in God, you can understand, that throughout the entire series, Edith accepted ALL. No one was denied entry into not only her home, but, more importantly, her heart. These episodes show that to a spectacular degree.

I am not imploring you to watch these two episodes. I am not even asking you to watch them. I am demanding you to watch them. If there is to be any real progressive change in our world, a real end to our hostilities, this journey must begin in ALL of us, to strive to be more like Edith Bunker.

Peace. And I love you all.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Portland Knife Killer Was Apparently Bernie And Trump Supporter

In a not unlikely turn of events, the Portland man who stabbed to death two men and injured another on a MAX train last Friday, portrayed himself on social media as both a Bernie supporter and a Trump supporter. Twitter people were lighting up their accounts with posts of screenshots of the knife-wielding killer on Facebook. Mostly, they had an agenda by pointing out the killer posted pro-Bernie comments and such. However, they are wrong, as are the media.

The killer, er, suspect, has a long history in Portland of causing trouble at not only pro-Trump rallies but also pro-Bernie/democracy rallies. He was well-known to police. The media is playing up his posts on social media about pro-Nazi this and pro-Trump that while completely ignoring his pro-Bernie sympathizes. He also has an extensive criminal history, again known to the police. Here is a screenshot of a post showing one of the suspect's, er, killer's, pro-Bernie militant rants.

Seems a bit unhinged, doncha think? Especially compared to another post of the killer's which is certainly not pro-Trump as well. In fact, it is downright scary.

What is going here? In my long history as a Progressive in Portland, the police have been known to infiltrate groups, some to which I belonged to at the time, and to also illegally surveille said groups and to also send agent provocateurs to rallies to disrupt them with outrageous and media sexy antics. It appears to me, that this knife killer was likely such an agent. Both pro-Bernie and pro-Trump rally organizers complained to police about this man and they say nothing was done about him. Why would the police do so, if he was on their payroll? Just a question to ponder.

In the above post, the killer's rantings make the Cascadia and State Of Jefferson movements look bad, too. That's a classic psy-op tactic: guilt by association. It makes no sense on the surface given the brutal nature of this person's crimes. But, as far as you know, the killer was a wild-eyed Trump supporter and for some of you that's just peaches and cream. Any other narrative is simply going to be ignored by you otherwise, of course, your head might literally explode in a JFK kinda way.

The end result was tragic. Two men dead and another one injured. The killer spewed racial hatred at two women on the MAX train. Three men decided to call him on his bigotry and the killer reacted by pulling a knife.
It is a sad truth that in the headlong rush to achieve an agenda, deaths occur. Families suffer. Fear is stoked. Truth is buried.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

JAMES DEAN - Complete Film & TV Work

I went looking for a comprehensive list of all of James Dean's television and film work and couldn't find such a list. If you can't find it, create it, right? No list of television work can be truly complete because several of Dean's live television shows are lost. Back in the early 1950's, television was not only voracious for talent to create weekly shows, the networks were notorious for treating finished shows as a throwaways. Live shows were filmed via the kinescope process so the program could be shipped to the West Coast for viewing. Sadly, a lot of those programs have been lost to time.

(Dean menacing Ronald Reagan with a gun from The General Electric Theatre episode, "The Dark, Dark Hours", 1954. Original image CBS-TV, reprinted under Fair Use)

(As the aged Jett Rink from "Giant", 1956, his last film. Image copyright Warner Bros. reprinted under Fair Use)

Not all of Dean's TV shows were live, those that were filmed are so noted. Where applicable, or at least allowed, links are provided to view the works online. Noteworthy points of some shows or movies are noted. There is controversy surrounding whether or not Dean did indeed appear, uncredited as a Copyboy, in the Humphrey Bogart film, "Deadline, USA" (1952). Also, some live TV shows incorporated filmed scenes which were used mostly for transition purposes.


James Dean's first paid gig. He was 19 and a student at UCLA.

FAMILY THEATER: “Hill Number One” as John - 3/25/51 (film)
Dean's first job in TV. He's not very good.

THE BIGELOW THEATRE: “T.K.O.” as Hank – 10/29/51 (film)
TROUBLE WITH FATHER: “Jackie Knows All” as Randy - ABC – 12/7/51 (film)
With Martin Milner.

CBS TELEVISION WORKSHOP: “Into The Valley” as GI – CBS – 1/27/52

STUDIO ONE IN HOLLYWOOD: “Ten Thousand Horses Singing” as Hotel Bellboy [uncredited] – CBS - 3/3/52
Apparently, Dean's first live TV New York gig. This clip says it all.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TO MOVE FORWARD Trump Protests Need To Stop Giving A Platform To Haters, Murderers & Abusers

The Women's March On DC and throughout the country on January 21st, 2017 was a huge success. Estimates of up to 4 million people marched in various cities and towns to protest against the most egregious Trump Administration policies and promised practices. Like the Bernie Sanders' huge rallies and movement of last year, for this important work to move forward, these events and protests need to stop giving a platform to hateful people, murderers and sexual abusers. Ironically, people who epitomize exactly what most are protesting against.

Not that these recent People's movements are harbingers of allowing such people platforms, for these variety of leeches have plagued modern movements for decades. Organizer's ignorance about them can only account for a fraction of the time they secure on a platform. Too often, their pasts/presents apparently are simply ignored for whatever reasons. Here are three examples of people who need to have their access to platforms at protests and events against the Trump Administration removed.

(Protesters in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, January 21st, 2017 - Fair Use)

Micah Rhodes, a co-leader of Portland's (Oregon) Resistance, was recently accused of sexually abusing a teen boy and girl. What makes this more astounding was that even though he was a co-leader at numerous marches and rallies, he had previous sexual assault history and is a registered sex offender. The linked article explains why this history was likely unknown due to the conviction happening in juvenile court.

Donna Hylton, a featured speaker at the Women's March In DC, is a convicted felon who took part in the kidnapping, torturing, sodomizing and murder of an old man. Yes, you should probably read that again, slowly. She asked for a large ransom, even though her and her co-felons had already killed the man, Thomas Vigliarole. This information comes from an article in Psychology Today published in July, 1995. Hylton was sentenced to 25 years in 1985. Today, she is apparently a professional victim...

(Donna Hylton at the Women's March in DC. Photo by Getty Images under Fair Use)

Linda Sarsour, a well-known activist and also a well-known spew spout of hatred, was a co-chair of the Women's March On DC! This so-called supporter of women's rights actually attacked via Twitter, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, activist, author and survivor of female genital mutilation. Here is her 2011 quote. Horrible.

Needless to say, people like the ones described and exposed above, should not be allowed a platform at any rallies, protests or marches. Their mere presence not only seriously undermines the movement's goals but gives easy fodder for Republican and right-wing detractors and Trump Administration apologists.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Donald Trump Gets Pulled Over By A Cop

Trump pulls off to the side of the road. The Cop walks up to Trump's window and he rolls it down.

TRUMP: What could be the problem, Officer?

The Cop begins to speak but Trump keeps going.

TRUMP: Because there is no problem that I can see. A problem is looking for a solution. But, there's no problem here so therefore there can be no solution. I mean, what is a 'problem' anyway? Who decided what a 'problem' is?

COP: Well, sir, you ran a stop light, your tags are expired and you were swerving from left to right. Let's see your license and registration.

TRUMP: Fine, that's fine, here you are. I'm great at swerving to the left and right and back again. I'm yuge about that. There's no better swerver than me, it's one of the things I'm a master at. Just a master at it. Truly a master. Red lights are a conspiracy theory, really. The red light is merely a suggestion, not a true demand. If it was a demand, demanding some demand of some kind then there'd be no liberal rule you know, the California Stop. That wouldn't be there, there's no way that could be there. It's not demanded. Expired tags could be interpreted a variety of ways, just a lot of waves, many waves that make the mere mention of expired wavy. It's a pretty wavy thing. I'd imagine that you imagined they were expired due to some, some sort of smudge of something or a sunflash in your vision. Sunflashes are very common. I should do something about sunflashes and there'd be a less amount of people pulled over.

COP: OK, here's your ticket for the three violations...

TRUMP: Oooo, careful using that word violations, brings up bad memories. I don't like bad memories. They're bad!

COP: Uhhh, right. So, there's your summons date. Please sign right there.

TRUMP: I'm very good at signing. I can't wait to start signing a whole lot of things in the future. A lot of things. Good things. Great things. Here you are, Officer.

COP: Here's your copy. I'd do a field sobriety test, but, well, geez, just take it easy for gosh sakes!

TRUMP: Gosh. Is there a gosh? Gosh, wouldn't it be something if there was no gosh at all? Or what if there is a gosh? Gosh, that would something. Maybe something more something than if there wasn't a gosh and gosh if there wasn't it would be equally, of equal, gosh for that sort of gosh.

COP: I need a drink.

The Cop walks back to his vehicle.

TRUMP: Pretty amazing, gosh, it's pretty, I'm pretty; pretty at being so pretty, oh so pretty. And mild, gosh, mild is I am.

[photo under Fair Use]

Sunday, November 20, 2016

"HAMILTON" Star Promoted Rape Culture On Twitter

By now, most everyone has heard about the bru-ha-ha when Brandon Victor Dixon, star of the play "Hamilton", lectured Vice-president-elect Mike Pence from the stage. For the most part, Dixon, was lauded by his peers for the bravery of such an act. An act indeed!

It turns out that Brandon Victor Dixon promoted rape culture in a Tweet from 2012. A screen capture is included below in case he erases the Tweet. As it stands today, he's not getting much blowback except from people Tweeting on his account. The usual outlets of anger and rage are totally silent. What's the phrase? Make this go viral!

Yep - let's get some white chicks drunk for some date raping. Here are a few of the comments from his Tweety page:

- Misogyny and rape culture
- Brandon you're a sick dude
- You're a disturbed man who has no right to lecture anyone about morals. Apologise
- Wow contributing to rape culture
- Are we just going to ignore this?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Democratic Party ELECTION FRAUD 2016

HERE IT IS IN BLACK AND WHITE. You can read this with your own eyes. Exit Polling clearly shows that Election Fraud is alive and well in 2016 and favors Hillary Clinton. Not a conspiracy theory. These are facts, my friends. Pesky facts that Hillary supporters will not defend because they live in a state of denial. There's a river that runs through Arkansas and it's name is Denial, as the saying goes.

Exit Polling is so reliable that it used to make sure other countries are holding fair elections and not engaging in election fraud. Any deviation from the Margin of Error (MoE) means only one thing: Election Fraud. The elections in States marked in RED clearly show it happened, a lot. Yet, the Mainstream Media is silent on this (because our elections are fair and square - we're not some third world banana republic ya know!) and they have even gone as far as to stop reporting exit polls since MAY 6TH!

Without Exit Polls in the remaining 9 elections, it will be very difficult to see how much more ELECTION FRAUD the Goldman Sachs camp has up it's sleeves. This is why she's running around claiming to have 'already won'. Also, this explains her flip-flop on a promise to debate Bernie Sanders in California before that State's primary. Welcome to Democracy, my friends, welcome to Democracy.


Saturday, February 27, 2016

A.P. Declares Clinton Winner Of South Carolina Primary With 0% Of Votes Counted

Rigged election?

In the screenshot below, the Associated Press has declared Hillary Clinton the winner of the South Carolina Primary with 0% of the votes counted! Another screenshot shows that with 1% of the precincts supposedly reporting, Clinton has soundly beaten Bernie Sanders by over 60 points. Wake up America.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

DEAR SANTA - All I Want For Christmas Is A State Of Emergency Declared


What I want for Christmas, Santa, is a declaration of a State Of Emergency for the Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch natural gas leak by both Governor Brown and President Obama. This toxic gas leak, which is also laced with the chemicals methyl mercaptan and tetrahydrothiophene so you can smell it, has been going on for over two months. This is a worst disaster than the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Santa, do you know why are leaders are so silent about this environ...mental disaster?

Is it that, unlike oil, what you can't see is easy to ignore, that has prompted an unparalleled silence from our leaders? The list of what this toxic leak is doing would make this letter to you too long, so here are the highlights and I hope my environmental friends will also take note.

As you know Santa, it would be highly dangerous for you to fly your sleigh over the area because the FAA has forbidden any aircraft from flying lower than 2,000 feet over the area because, well, BOOM! This toxic leak in two months time has polluted the air with methane equal to what 6 COAL POWER PLANTS WOULD DO IN 20 YEARS! Santa, over 2,500 families have now been displaced because of this disaster and two schools have been forced to close. Think of the children! As you know, no date for stopping this leak has been identified by the company spewing this gas into our air.
Santa, that's all I want for Christmas, a state and federal State Of Emergency for this leak.

P.S., I live less than 5 miles away from the leak. Say 'hi' to Mrs. Claus!

(Infared image of the toxic gas leak.)


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Twas The Hype Before ISIS™

(From "What Really Happened" under Fair Use)


Twas the hype before ISIS, and all through the land

Creatures were stirring, finding things to be banned

The effigies were hung from the trees with care

In hopes that Saint Fraudulent soon would be here

The children were hidden beneath their beds

While visions of beheadings bounced in their heads

And mamma with her AK and I with my Glock

Our fevered brains couldn't tell it was a bunch of crock


When out on the internet there arose such a chatter

That Homeland Security didn't see what was the matter

Yet away to the Windows I flew like a flash

Tore open the Firefox and typed with a bash

And soon on the rest of my new fallen words

The luster of paranoia a washed all the herds

When what to my wondering eyes should I see

But a Toyota truck with eight tiny jihadi

With an old driver, so lively and brawn

I knew in a moment it was Jihadi John

More rapid than rumor his soldiers they came

And he whistled and shouted and called them by name

Now Dastgir! Now, Dani! Now, Pasha and Viqaas!

On, Coman! On, Codei! On, Dorrah and Bijan!

To the top of the hill, to the top of the wall

Now Daesh away! Daesh away! Daesh away all!

And then, with a shudder, I heard in the drive

The Toyota truck motor as if it were alive

As I grabbed my head and was turning around

Down the chimney Jihadi John did bound

He was dressed all in black, from his head to his foot

Dressed so black one could not see ashes or soot

A bundle of bombs he had tied to his back

And he looked like a SWAT guy, with not as much tact

His eyes how they twinkled! His mission so merry!

He brandished his sword, so red like a cherry

His droll little accent was perfect for TV

He said the orange jumpsuit was 'specially for me

He was chummy and svelte, a right jolly ol' jihadi

And I laughed when I saw him, despite my Glock 23

A wink of his eye and a twist of his sword

Soon gave me to know I had a waterboard

Then spoke not a word, but worked with a calm

And filled all the stockings each with a bomb

And laying a finger on the detonator

And giving a nod, up the chimney like an accelerator!

He splooshed into the Toyota and his team gave a yell

And away they all flew like bats out of hell

But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he smoked from his pipe

“Happy hoax infidel, and enjoy all the hype!”


Sunday, November 15, 2015

ISIS™ Introduces New Anti-Glass Shattering Suicide Bombs

Ever the innovators in the technology of suicide bombing vests, ISIS™, recently introduced, in their Paris campaign, a new bomb which does not shatter glass. The photo below shows the aftermath of the Parisian cafĂ© suicide bombing which injured and killed many people, but left the glass in the windows totally intact!

(No windows were harmed in this bombing. Reprinted under Fair Use.)

Anonymous intelligence agency sources confirm that while this new bomb technology is a significant step in the lessening of post-bombing clean-up, it is hardly original. These sources point to the Boston Bombing wherein one of the bombs killed and injured scores of people, but left the plastic cups sitting on nearby tables untouched.

One question that overrides all others concerning this technological advancement is why such a ruthless terrorist outfit like ISIS™ would even concern themselves with using it. After using said bombs to kill and injure scores of innocent people, the fact their bombs lessen post-bombing clean-up really isn't going to score ISIS™ any humanitarian points. Another unnamed source that wished to remain anonymous remarked that it reminded them of the old Neutron Bomb. You may recall it, the nuclear bomb that would kill people, but leave buildings basically intact. Regardless, some misguided political-types welcome such technology as a significant step in continued environmental friendliness.

Another interpretation of this recent technology, beyond the obvious tounge-in-cheek nature of this article, is that it comes from the United States military, even though the mainstream media (MSM) has been blacking out the news that ISIS™ was basically a creation of the United States government. This declassified document would also explain how ISIS™ is able to drive miles long truck convoys without any U.S. military bombardment. Or, how they are also able to continue to replace military material and where the heck they get the enormous amount of financial aid to continue such operations in the first place.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Lennon Guitar Sale Story Shows Journalism Really Is A Dead Horse

Further proof that 'journalism' is a dead horse.

John Lennon's stolen Gibson acoustic guitar that he owned for barely a year and-a-half starting in 1962 was sold at auction for the ridiculous sum of $2.4 million. Some media outlets substituted the fact it was stolen with the catchy euphemism of "lost".

Almost all the major 'news' outlets reported the same egregious error by stating this guitar was used in the recording of the songs, "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "She Loves You" and "All My Loving". Did these 'journalists' ever listen to the songs? Apparently not, for the guitar Lennon used for those songs was his ELECTRIC Rickenbacker guitar! It's obvious! And has been for over 50 years for crying out loud. In fact, the sound Lennon got out of his guitar for "Hand" was used only a couple of more times during his entire recording career with The Beatles.

It truly is amazing mainstream media (MSM) totally screwed up by not listening to any of the songs, but must have also engaged in totally lazy journalism by using the same error filled press handout. CNN fired their fact checkers? Time at least hints this error was due to the auction house's handout. But, still. These idiots, I mean writers, must have listened to perhaps one of the songs. Oddly, The Guardian gets the basics about the guitar's Lennon history right! Even music magazines couldn't be bothered with facts, like Billboard and (gasp) NME.

ACK! Idiots who make money with lazy, non-fact checked writing bullshit make me want to spit!


Friday, November 6, 2015

"Star Trek" Radio Show Parody "Star Trick" Finally Released!

After nearly a quarter of a century, the "Star Trek" radio show parody, "STAR TRICK", has finally been released to the public. This program, which I wrote and directed, was produced during the hey day of the first Gulf War. Yeah, that war.

My collaborators and I recorded the four episodes over the Spring and Summer of 1991 at the KBOO radio station studios in Portland, Oregon. It was originally part of a weekly far left political radio program, which agreed to air them. However, after just one episode, they cancelled any more plans to air any more episodes. The reason I heard was because they were offended by the sound effect of the toilet flushing. Uh, okay, whatever. In hope of getting the episodes aired on another program, we wound up recording three more. Although there were two more scripts written, it was obvious "Star Trick" was not going to be aired, so we stopped production after only four episodes.

Here at last, are all four of those episodes. The first episode not heard for almost 25 years and the other three never heard at all by the public. I hope you enjoy this trip back in time to a 1991 United States that was part of the long road that has led us to today's police state.


Friday, October 23, 2015

Oswald Backyard Photo "Real" Claim Government Sponsored Researchers!

This past week has seen government paid shills led by Dartmouth's so-called scientist Hany Farid trot out their "research" showing the Lee Harvey Oswald backyard photo to be real, NOT FAKE. This was duly noted by the Mainstream Media, which over 50 years after the JFK assassination, cling to the official version of events like a baby clings to it's pacifier. Perhaps the funniest and most egregious (as usual) was the CBS "News" reporting, with the model newsreader exclaiming after the "story" with all due seriousness and finality that, "In other words, Oswald did it!"

Ever notice how "scientists" never use their fancy computer capacity and 3D technology to look at say the Hughes or Zapruder films? Because their government handlers don't want to reveal truth, merely to obfuscate it! Nearly $1.7 million in grant money in nine years? Look, Farid and Dartmouth's grant money, in part, came from government organizations like Homeland Security and the FBI. Some of the very entities with a good reason to keep the JFK cover-up going and going and going...

Let's look at this recent "news" more closely. Farid and his team have practically no credibility because they take major pains to avoid the fact there are three other backyard photos. They merely concentrate on one photo and only mention the others in a buried footnote. Probably because examining the other photos would expose them for the charlatans they are. Three of the photos show various positions, but Oswald's head matches in all using the simple overlap method. That, if the photos had not been tampered with, is an impossibility. The fourth photo shows one of pictures in mid-composite as the Oswald figure has been cut out. This confirms Oswald's alleged comment that the photo showed to him at Dallas police HQ was a fake. All the photos are still part of the archives.

(The three backyard photos.)
(A backyard photo in the middle of a composite job. Found in Dallas Police files naturally)
(From CTKA.)
As pointed out by researchers over the years (and supposedly Oswald himself), Oswald's face is superimposed on the body at the chin. The chin in all the photographs is square; Oswald had a round chin. It also doesn't help that the lead scientist, Farid, has stated, “You can never really prove an image is real, but the evidence that people have pointed to that the photo is fake is incorrect. As an academic and a scientist, I don’t like to say it’s absolutely authentic …" Wait, what? Well, he has almost made a living off this one photograph, publishing three papers about it starting as early as 2009. That's the American way after all, isn't it?



Monday, September 28, 2015

60 Years Ago James Dean Was Killed & It Wasn't His Fault

Yes, believe it or not, James Dean was killed in a two car crash 60 years ago on September 30th. His Hollywood career was just beginning it's meteoric rise after appearing on dozens of television shows, six films and starring in three films in a row. Only one of those films was released in his lifetime, "East Of Eden" (1955); but he had the big buzz, ya dig daddy-o?

After finishing his part of the principle photography in "Giant" (1956) in September, 1955, Dean was ready to go do some racing. He had recently purchased a Porche Spyder, which he nicknamed 'Little Bastard', and wanted to race it for the first time. Dean had entered the Salinas Road Race scheduled to be held in Salinas, California on October 1st and 2nd. On September 30th Dean left Los Angeles for the event with his mechanic, Rolf Wutherich, friend and stunt man Bill Hickman and photographer Sanford H. Roth. Originally, Dean was going to tow the Spyder on a trailer hooked to his new station wagon, but Wutherich suggested Dean drive the Spyder to Salinas because it had low break-in miles. Dean, with Wutherich as his passenger, drove the Spyder, while Hickman, with Roth as his passenger, drove the station wagon towing it's now empty trailer.

(James Dean with the Porche Spyder at Blackwell's Corner. The station wagon and trailer can be seen in the background. Dean would be killed in about 30 minutes. Photo by Sanford H. Roth; Fair Use)

At 3:30pm, near Wheeler's Ridge, Dean was pulled over by a CHP officer (as was Hickman) and given a written citation for speeding, 10mph over the 55mph posted limit. After going over the Grapevine, the group stopped at Blackwell's Corner before going on the next leg to Paso Robles for dinner. Once back on the road, Roth took the final picture of a living James Dean before the station wagon fell behind the faster roadster. About thirty minutes later, Dean would be killed.

(Last photo of James Dean. Photo by Sanford H. Roth; Fair Use)

The "Y" intersection of then highways 466 and 41 is where the auto accident occurred. In some accounts that began to appear only 40 or more years after the event, one could be forgiven for believing the highway was packed with cars. It's sort of like the stories that began circulating in the days immediately following Dean's death. One would think that half of Hollywood warned Dean his new car was "cursed", "evil" or "haunted". There's even an 'account' that cars were three abreast across the highway as Dean was madly speeding and passing cars with no regard for safety. Yep, dead men can't defend themselves after the fact.

It was approximately 5:45pm when the accident happened as Dean's Spyder approached the "Y" intersection and a 1950 Ford Tudor Coupe driven by 23 year old Cal Poly student, with the odd name (considering) of Donald Turnupseed, coming in the opposite direction, began to turn left onto highway 41. The resulting crash was a violent one, with Turnupseed's car spinning about 45 feet and Dean's car spinning about 35 feet and into a ditch next the highway. The damage to both vehicles was significant, but of the three people involved, only Dean's injuries were fatal. Turnupseed had facial lacerations and a bloody nose and Wutherich, after being thrown from the car, had several broken bones that required immediate care.

(Turnupseed's car, note the heavily damaged left side. There is also a spider break in the windshield indicating Turnupseed smacked his head against it. Photo by Sanford H. Roth; Fair Use.) 

(Dean's car. It should be noted that there are no released photos of the car before Dean was removed, so there is some damage attributed to getting him out of the car. Considering the car he hit, the Spyder is in better condition than it should be because it bounced off after the initial impact. Photo by Sanford H. Roth; Fair Use.)

According to a crash recreation, estimates are that Turnupseed was traveling about 55mph and Dean was going about 70mph. The left side of the Coupe hit the left side of the Spyder as Turnupseed inexplicably decided to turn left onto highway 41. James Dean's head bounced off the left headlight of the Coupe and he remained trapped by the legs in the Spyder as it spun to stop. The initial injuries were certainly the fatal ones. However, the accident was not his fault as is, to this day, commonly believed.

It has rarely been mentioned in the lore, history or mystique surrounding James Dean's death, but a CHP diagram of the accident shows two different sets of skid marks for the Ford Tudor. Lore has it that Dean's last words were about the car up ahead, "That guy'll stop. He's gotta see us." Whether the utterance was true or not, Turnupseed did see him as the first set of skid marks indicate. Then, he decided to make his turn and again, he saw the Spyder and braked once again producing the second set of skid marks which ended with the impact.

Why, if Turnupseed saw the car that caused him to locked his brakes the first time, did he decide to go ahead and make the turn anyway? Dean did try an evasive maneuver to the right but there just wasn't enough time. Turnupseed's decision to make the left turn means the accident was not Dean's fault. As to the why, there is not enough evidence to make even an educated guess. Turnupseed never talked about the accident publicly and all that exists is a mention of it in a letter to a friend. All he does is mention the accident in passing and spends most of time talking about what it will take to fix his car!

I suppose the belief that Dean was reckless and was the cause of his own death feeds into the mystique of such a bright star meeting a sudden and violent end. Perhaps the strange behavior of Turnupseed just prior to the accident and his subsequent closed-mouth publicly simply isn't as mysterious or ghostly for the usual narrative. Regardless, a brilliant actor was killed before he could use all his true talent or grow old into a tiresome actor who wound up co-starring in a soap opera or a combination of both.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Of Popes And Blind Eyes

There ain't no Jesus gonna come from the sky. Now that I found out I know I can cry.
- John Lennon

The arrival of Pope Francis to the United States this month has caused the country to go absolutely ape shit. The major television networks might as well rebrand their initials thusly: American Broadcasting Catholics, National Broadcasting Catholics, Catholic Broadcasting System, Catholic News Network and Fatima Over Xenophobia.

Throughout it's history, the United States of America has routinely turned the blind eye, even if it means strained neck muscles. A classic example of turning the blind eye is the amazing number of our very own saintly Presidents who owned slaves! A history class blind eye. Yet, the Pope's visit may expose this blind eye as the festering puss hole it really is.

Leading the blind eye brigade (with more and more frequency as this century of horror continues) are people who otherwise identify themselves as progressives and/or free thinkers. Did the Catholic Church suddenly come out for abortion rights? Did the Pope marry a stadium full of same-sex couples? Well, one would think so as the country turns that blind eye to the obvious hatred of the Catholic Church toward gays and women in these cases alone. Hello? Even evangelical Republicans are pissing their pants because President Obama has invoked the names of Jesus, Lord and dammit, God, more times in the last 48 hours than the top ten Republican candidates have in the last four months combined. On top of that, John Boehner must be bawling his eyes out, chain smoking cigarettes and downing pints of booze because everyone has turned a blind eye to the fact that he was the one who invited the Pope to speak before Congress in the first place.

A couple of Pope Francis' more overt actions while in the United States include a canonizing and riding around in a Fiat. I guess Fiat needed some serious god-like intervention rebranding. Ever checked the history of Fiat? Do so, it is quite illuminating. The word fiat itself might also be something worth looking into, because, well, the Pope.

More egregious is the canonizing of Father Junipero Serra, or in Catholic Church parlance, the guy is now a Saint. Serra, working for the ever popular Inquisition, arrived in Mexico in 1749 and it wasn't long before he settled up north near present day Monterey, California. He established missions so he and his sadists could covert natives he said were guilty of, "...the most detestable and horrible crimes of sorcery, witchcraft and devil worship." Guilty of torture and murder is a saintly pursuit of course and defenders have actually used language to excuse the priest's savagery by claiming all the native peoples were voluntarily led to the word. To top it off, Serra has been rebranded as well, he now has been, in a Church/Orwellian revisionism, labeled "evangelizer of the West" by Pope Francis. Native Americans have used different and certainly more accurate descriptions such as "monster" and "for the pope to accord sainthood is such an obscene gesture on the part of the Catholic Church." It's all turning one big blind eye to old and new atrocities.

Lest we forget, Argentina's "Dirty War", propagated by a military dictatorship in the 1970s and early 1980s. Supported of course by the United States Government because of, well, communism! There's some question of then Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio's (now Pope Francis) involvement in helping the dictators round up "undesirables". But, where there is white smoke there's a Pope.

I implore the few remaining actual progressives and/or free thinkers to rise up and open their blind eyes. When some critical thought is applied, President Obama and Pope Francis are a perfect match, perhaps made in heaven as it were. Obama was ordained with the Nobel Peace Prize and has wage the Endless Wars which continue to kill thousands of civilians every year. He has openly bragged about extra-judicially murdering American citizens and kisses the asses of corporate America and the military/industrial complex. But, because he tosses out a few bromides about climate change, health care and the war on women he is drooled over by the blind eye left. Is it just too difficult to reconcile images of burned, crushed children with the peace president? Is it simply a road not traveled because once trod upon there is never going back to that misperceived comfort of constantly turning a blind eye?

One thing, beyond mindless Pope fawning and massive turning of the blind eye, is that there will be NO press coverage of dissenting viewpoints. No long interviews with agnostics or atheists will be condoned or allowed. I only hope that the constant turning of the blind eye has not led us so far down the slippery slope that we can not as a country ever climb back up.

(Obama meets the Pope at a military airport and they laugh and laugh how people still haven't figured out they're Bankster puppets. Image from Getty Images under Fair Use.)


Saturday, September 5, 2015

False Flag Hoax News Story With No Apologies

As usual with stories such as this, there is a high likelihood that the linked articles and especially videos will simply disappear from the internet. Therefore, I have included relevant screenshots at the end of the article just in case.

The cop involved in this hoax has 'suicided' himself.


The last few weeks has seen seemingly one news story after another about either cops shooting unarmed people or cops being ambushed and shot. Social media has been more active over these stories than a school of piranhas fighting over the carcass a blue whale. It's like open season, but it seems some agencies have tried to not let a good crisis go to waste. This time, the false flag was spoiled and the backup plan had to be initiated. Unfortunately, this backup plan was more crappy than the recent live TV shooting.

Originally, in the midst of all these shootings back and forth between police and civilians, this story appeared, apparently showing the dastardly depths that evil perps were willing to go in their mass slaughter of cops. Millis, Massachusetts police went positively shelter-in-place with this event and a massive manhunt was underway. The TV news dutifully reported the story complete with witnesses who were very descriptive with what they saw.

Well, before you could print out a thousand signs reading, "police lives matter", the story became one complete clusterfuck. By admitting to a hoax perpetrated by the police officer involved, the inner workings of a false flag event and the corresponding fake news has become glaringly apparent, hopefully to even the most sheep of sheeple.

Instead of chasing a truck which shot at his cruiser, which he then crashed and which then caught on fire, the officer actually crashed his car for some reason and then shot it up himself. I write "some reason", for although the police department is calling this a hoax by the cop, no reason for it has been forwarded. Maybe that part of the script is still being written. For initially, the police response was massive and local TV news were interviewing not one, but three witnesses who described seeing the police car chasing a maroon truck. Was this originally a false flag event to further foment the narrative of police being in perpetual danger of ambush and such that went wrong? So wrong that a Plan B was quickly trotted out to be consumed by the masses? And the three witnesses who were interviewed by the TV news were just terribly, horribly mistaken by what they claimed to have seen?

The big question here is: what precipitated exposing this as a false flag and the trotting out of Plan B? Because Plan B means that there was never any maroon truck being chased by a police cruiser regardless of what have happened. Therefore, the witnesses interviewed were either lying or actually saw that part of the false flag being played out. Either way, it looks as though hoax news was right there to perpetuate the "story". Let that sink in for a moment.

Perhaps some intrepid local citizen filmed or took a picture of the cop blasting away at his patrol car. Perhaps said citizen then called local authorities about what he/she saw and then, dammit to hell, Plan B was hastily implemented. Just a few of many questions this bizarre story has generated and, oh, by the way, nary a retraction of the original "story" has been offered by the 'news'. Certainly, no re-interviewing of those witnesses has been conducted. And no apologies.

(One of three witnesses to the police cruiser chasing a maroon truck.)

(One of three witnesses to the police cruiser chasing a maroon truck.)


Sunday, August 30, 2015

4 Years of Blogging

Recent events caused me to sort of miss my 4th anniversary of writing Random Thoughts Of A Random Guy From A Random Place Up In The Sky. A pretty good summary of the entire health story can be found here in a very good guest written article. So, allow me to crow a bit on this 4th anniversary about what I feel were pretty dang good articles and eat crow a bit about articles that failed.

Last year, I recorded a short video about writing this blog and it was 5 days before the first blood was in the urine, thus starting me down the long road that I am still walking on to this day. A lot can happen in a year. Have I pondered the health thing long enough now? OK, here are a few of the eat crow articles that come to mind.

In no particular order are the following, such as, "Riveting Testimony By Fetus", which I found funny, but has been by far the most ignored. Therefore, it is in the eat crow bin; I mean, only 8 views in four years? Maybe the counter for this one was 'accidentally' shut off. However, this next one was a definite stinker. What the hell was I thinking when writing and then publishing this one? Why didn't I just link the videos and be done with it? Then, there was this failed attempt at satire and political smugness. At least, that's what I thought I was going for, when I should have obviously been going for another bottle. Here, I'm just rehashing old opinions that have been better served and then stapling it to the cause du jour. Very eating crow-ish! Finally, I'll add this one because my gesture was NOT reciprocated and by pointing out that it was NOT reciprocated also shows I can be a bit vindictive at times.

All right, let's move on to the crow a bit articles. Again, in no particular order. OK, I'll admit I like this one because it was the very first and was largely ignored, too. "The Strange & Deadly Journey Of Navy Seal Team 6" is not only wildly popular (for my blog anyway), but I really like how it all came together in a coherent fashion. It's was strange and deadly narrative, too. What's this? More stuff about Obama? Well, for awhile there, him and his administration were a source of a lot of WTF moments. Nothing has happened since then to alter the facts written therein. Well, here is one of the several, "what the hell, this makes no sense, but is being passed off as average news that we won't examine any further" articles I have written. I will also admit I'm very pleased with this series of articles about John Lennon's songwriting and such during his tenure with that obscure rock combo from Liverpool. And just to round things off a bit, here are two more: one where I admit my guilty pleasure of enjoying "Gilligan's Island" and the still bafflingly overly popular post about Mitt Romney eating children. Baffling to me anyway why it's so dang popular. Yeah, it's funny and sort of pointed, but still...

Those are my choices and, as always, the reader is free to pick and choose their own. My biggest complaint, however, is the constant removal of links, photos and videos that can sometimes ruin an article. It's rather difficult keeping up with that and replacing said removals.

It's been an interesting four years as I went from living in Portland to making the huge leap of faith and moving to Los Angeles. Getting cancer along the way is what Mr. Spock might have called, "fascinating". Thanks again to you, kind and gentle readers, for supporting this blog, and I hope you continue to enjoy future random thoughts.